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After startup login computer screen freezes - windows 7 - Toshiba Satellite L50

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  • Windows 7
  • CD-Rom
Last response: in Windows 7
June 6, 2011 11:11:04 AM

I'm trying to do a "clean install"with a bootable CD of Windows 7 Ultimate.
The screen appears normally, I select my language and then I'm prompted that :
CD/DVD device driver is missing with the option to browse drives and select the driver
to be installed. ?? Went into C:Windows\system32\DriverStore\FileRepository.. nothing
seems to work, I don't know. I restored the PC to "out of the box" -toshiba.
could be something to do with the registry, missing/corrupt files/partition.
How can I get this computer up and running??

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June 6, 2011 8:06:55 PM

Did you try startup and repair with the bootable CD for windows if you had windows loaded before.
June 7, 2011 4:57:16 PM

Yes, I have several times. The "Start-up Repair" reports :
Root cause found : Boot status indicates that the OS booted successfully.
I have also tried and successfully completed a System Restore (however,
that being the only restore point,. the computer was not at a 'healthy'
image then either. There has never been any back-up files. I created
System Repair Disk prior to having done Toshiba restore .

I have ran sfc /scan now and chkdsk with same result of boot status
indicates that the OS booted successfully. In safe mode I went into
control panel >System > Advanced System Settings > System Properties
> Hardware > Windows Update Driver Settings > and changed it from
allow Windows to automatically download drivers from Windows Update
to Check for drivers on my computer first and allow me to search for dirver,.
I then went into Device Manager and dbl. clicked on IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers
updateaad the drivers for Channel 0 Channel 1 (which then changed to channel
1/channel respectively,, also 'standard dual PCI IDE controller,,. all with success
and restart prompt. In BIOS I changed SATA controller mode from AHCI to
compatibility. Booted from CD,.. still prompted for CD/DVD device driver in.
because I changed the way driver downloads are handled I was able to
navigate to C:\program files\Realtek\NICDRV_8169\WIN7. tHAT WORKED!
ONLY TO GET ANOTHER PROMPT : No new devices could be found. Make sure the driver files are correct and located on the driver installation media. !!UGGH
.. going back 'in' update more drivers ?? try again.

Thank you,. any help is appreciated!


June 7, 2011 5:11:24 PM

Oh yeah - particulars are :

Toshiba Satellite L505D-S5992 Windows 7 (restored) ..
BIOS ver. 1.00
CPU : Turion II Dual Core Mobile M500
3 GB Memory