Computer help forum: strange reboot problems with Toshiba laptop..

by: Sotoraku January 20, 2007 5:55 PM PST

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strange reboot problems with Toshiba laptop..

by Sotoraku - 1/20/07 5:55 PM

A few hours ago, I downloaded a registry cleaner and cleaned up some things. The cleaner itself has a backup log of the registry keys i deleted. I deleted something that was critical I guess and now my laptop is stuck in a rebooting loop.

Its a toshiba laptop Satellite 1415-S173. Everytime I turn the laptop on it goes to the TOshiba introduction screen and then goes to a black window very briefly. As soon as the black window shows up it reboots again and this process repeats endlessly. I"ve managed to catch the words on the black screen before it reboots again.. it says "NDetect failed."

I've tried going into the system setup and fixing it up based on other forums dealing with similar problems but to no avail. I tried starting it in safe mode and all the other modes that are available to me, but they revert back to the same startup loop.

One peculiar thing though is that when I change the Network Boot Protocol from PXE to RPL and the boot priority to CDROM-LAN-HDD-FDD, it goes to a screen that says "press HOME key to abort RPL" ..
below this is
RPL-ROM-ADR: 0008 0DF0 5E0D
RPL-ROM-FFC: __ -> here is a count of seconds elapsed

A couple times it said:
PXE-E61 Media test failure, check cable
PXE-MOF: Exiting Intel Boot Agent
along with other things i think..

can someone help me please?! =(
I just need to get to safe mode so I can restore the registry keys i deleted.. =/

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