Boot manager compressed on Toshiba A205-S5851?????
Find a copy of the Windows install CD/DVD for your version of Windows (XP, Vista, Win7). If you can get a version that matches your SP, it will be better. Try to find a Windows Users Group member or someone who builds/repairs computers. You might be able to use third-party hard drive partition utility to repair the boot manager. (This is less certain - the directions will depend on the utility.) You might be able get the installer on a USB flash drive and boot to that.
To select the boot order, try pressing Esc or F12 (or watch the screen for a prompt) repeatedly after turning on the computer.
If you have the CD, boot to the optical drive with the Windows disc in the drive. (The go to the Recovery Console and choose the Command Prompt. Type C: followed by pressing Enter (to move to the C drive)
Next type in bootrec /FixMbr and press Enter (repeat this key after each command)
then type in bootrec /fixboot
then type in bootrec /rebuildbcd
then type in exit
restart your computer.
If the fixboot command doesn't work, type in attrib bootmgr -s -r -h followed by pressing Enter. Then type in del bootmgr . Then retry the above commands from the bootrec /fixboot on. (This is needed if Windows doesn't think you own the bootmgr file.)
For a partition management utility, again boot from the optical disk. Then look for a repair boot option. (I know where the command is for the Paragon Utility that I use; other programs may be different.)
I hope this helps.
Aug 26, 2012 |
Toshiba Satellite A205-S5851 Notebook