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Recently purchased an external dvd-writer for my nb205-n310/bn toshiba and i installed SOMETHING that apparently changed something in th MBR or boot.ini or registry or all of the above and more.... anyhoo... it can't find windows and just hangs after the bios splash screen with the cursor blinking... i'm NOT supe careless about what i dl/install.... either way i have multiple ways of booting into ubuntu live (via usb)/win 7 (install via usb AND dvd) and well i'm in the middle of getting a nb205 xp install/repair iso.... but i'm starting to get closer to solving this w/out it.... i think! any advise? or questions about what else i've got?

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Unplug the external dvd writer and don't plug it in untill after Windows boots.

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SOURCE: toshiba satellite with windows xp will only show black sreen and wont let windows xp repair

AvioriX is right your operating system is gone.

if u dont have restore disk get a windows xp program disk from walmart or target or office supply store and load operating system from it.(this will only load windows xp.) but will bring computer back up

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Tricky one, ive you have a external usb cdrom drive , maybe, or if you can take hardrive out and set it up on another laptop install your xp and also place copy of all drivers required onto it, then put back into the toshiba., dont know what else could help you here. hope this helps in some way.

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The manual on the support page should tell you, but unless you have done this kind of thing before I would not try.
I have built a few pc's and repaired many pc's and laptops. and i would not want to try that.

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SOURCE: need to update bios toshiba satellite c660,using ubuntu live dvd, will not boot hard drive, all normal recovery options used up

Hi There,
There are currently no easy ways to update a bios through linux at all - including live cd's. Your best bet is to make a bios update USB stick (or floppy depending on the age of the computer)
Here's a link to those instructions:
http://www.biosflash.com/e/bios-boot-usb-stick.htm
Alternatively, speaking from my own experience with a similar situation, you can take the hard drive out, use it in place of the usb stick, boot from it, update your bios, and go from there.

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I'm assuming you have all the drivers installed and properly configured.
Yes, it appears that a part doesn't start up as it should. Run this program 
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/pc-wizard.html
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The manual on the support page should tell you, but unless you have done this kind of thing before I would not try.
I have built a few pc's and repaired many pc's and laptops. and i would not want to try that.

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you probably need intel graphic media software go to Cnet this will help with the video/picture

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Search for the display drivers for your computer

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