Question about Computers & Internet
Yes well thank you for that it was helpfull but did not work i cant even get into the bios i have presed f2 f8 del all on boot up but nothing i have tried to boot from cd it just says enter disk please help danny
This doesn't look good. I don't have an unlimited amount of experience and I surely don't know for sure what is going on, but it sounds like the main board might be at fault here. I wouldn't rely on a free response on a help site as a definitive answer, so maybe you can check out a few more things.
Is there a way to test your friend's HDD on your laptop? I guess that will quickly show you what kind of friendship you have. the good news is that there is not really a chance that it will damage his/her HDD, the bad news is that there isn't a good chance it will work.
How about this, instead of F8, try going into the BIOS settings, either with F1 or F2 (like you tried). Or it might be ESC, especially if you see a "splash" screen (a screen with a big Toshiba logo) on startup.
In the BIOS setup, look for boot options and make sure it wants to boot from CD/DVD first instead of from your HDD. You might have already done this, but it's a good place to start. Inversley, if it's already trying to boot from the CD/DVD drive, maybe THAT is the failing media. It's a long shot, but why not try it. In either case, change which device it's booting from first, so you at least get a change in boot priority.
It might be time for a professional though. Good Luck!
Posted on Oct 09, 2008
a 6ya Technician can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Technician (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Apr 03, 2015 | Computers & Internet
Nov 20, 2012 | Toshiba Satellite A135-S2276 Notebook
Mar 14, 2011 | Toshiba Computers & Internet
Jan 11, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite Pro A10 Notebook
Dec 28, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite Pro 6000 Notebook
Oct 11, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite 2400-S251 Notebook
May 18, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite Pro 470CDT Notebook
Mar 17, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600 Notebook
Dec 31, 2006 | Toshiba Satellite Pro 490CDT Notebook
Feb 24, 2018 | RCA Computers & Internet
99 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!