Is the RAM "stock" and are all USB things unplugged?
Also, did you use the CANNED AIR on the vents before all this?
If this still fails the machine likely needs repairs. I'm making some big assumptions that the BIOS is set to it's defaults or as required by the OS.
This failure has been seen if the user tinkered with the SATA settings.
I have an issue and in need of some dire help!
Toshiba Satellite (L355D-S7825) running Vista Home Premium.
I performed a System Restore (via partition and then disks) but it will never finalize.
1) At the end of the process, after Windows is loaded, a window opens to load individual drivers/programs and then reboots. It however is in an endless loop with the last two programs, "User Guide" and "Desktop Links 1.5". It states it was sucessful but upon boot up starts the process of installing those again.
2) An "Administrator" account also shows and states it is "locked" or "disabled". I can create another Administrator account but it defaults to this bogus "Administrator" account with each re-boot? At times it requests a login, which I cannot due to password requirement. I must reboot with that which usually takes me into windows as the system tries to again install the above programs. A password recovery utility states there is no password associated with that account and is open.
WHAT TO DO?
P.S. I've tried partition restores, disk restores, a new hard drive, and tested RAM with no reported errors.