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My toshiba qosmio G15R will not boot up and I can't get the cd drive to open to use my recovery disk

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Look for a pin hole in the front of the cd rom push a paperclip in it and it will open the door then try to reboot write back if it still does not reboot, it may be trying to reboot from hdd or floppy enter bios and check boot options

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To try to resolve this problem you would need to use a specialist boot CD to try to repair the disk errors. One such disk is Hiren's Boot CD which can be downloaded as a CD image file (.ISO) then would need to be burnt on to a blank CD then the computer booted from this CD.
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No, but you could try the chkdsk command: - make sure you're on the C: drive or the drive which carries windows. Enter CHKDSK (Checkdisk) it will check your HDD for errors even try to repair them. Because it looks like you may have a disk failure.

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If unsuccessful, you will need to boot using the recovery disks that came with the machine.
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Once you've made your selection, the recovery process will automatically proceed. It may ask for additional recovery disks which have more software.

NOTE: if you are currently able to boot into the machine prior to recovery you should go in and back up any pertinent files. Both recovery options will wipe out personal files.


A link to this information has been provided below. Best of luck.
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Try this first to get it out of hibernation mode. Unplug the power supply, remove the battery. go hava cup of coffee. Come back, reinstall the battery and power cord. Attempt to restart the computer.

If this fails go to....

Look at the cd drive. Next to the button that normally opens the cd drive is a pinhole. Power up the computer. Using a straightened paper clip, push the paper clip into the pinhole. you should be able to get the cd drive to open.

If you can not get the computer out of sleep mode you should now be able to get the cd drive open and use the recovery disk.

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