How to Fix a Toshiba Laptop That Freezes on Startup

By Mikhail Polenin

When a Toshiba laptop freezes on start-up, it is often because of an incorrectly functioning master boot record or boot configuration. You should first try repairing the boot configuration through Windows' start-up options. If that doesn't work, you should repair the master boot record by using your Windows system CD/DVD. The boot recovery application turns into a powerful tool when you have start-up issues in Windows.

Things You'll Need

  • Windows CD/DVD for your current version of Windows

Step 1

Start your Toshiba laptop and press the "F8" key before the Windows logo appears. This will bring up the Advanced Boot Options menu.

Step 2

Select "Last Known Good Configuration." This attempts a boot with the most recent configuration that worked for your computer before problems began. If this does not resolve the problem, continue to the next step.

Step 3

Put your Windows CD/DVD into your Toshiba laptop and restart the computer.

Step 4

Press any key when prompted.

Step 5

Click "Next" when you reach the first dialog. Select "Repair Your Computer" and click "Command Prompt" after you finish selecting an operating system.

Step 6

Type "bootrec /FixBoot" at the command prompt, then hit "Enter". Type "bootrec /RebuildBcd", then "Enter". Wait until both processes have finished and restart your Toshiba laptop.