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My Toshiba A50 won't start. Just gives a choice between running windows normally and repairing (recommended) on the ground that it either didn't turn off correctly due to power cut or has some

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Try going into safemode
After you see the Toshiba logo disappear. Press and hold the F8 button.

You should get a choice. Choose Safemode. If it loads try doing a system restore.

Unfortunately, if it does not load, then your Windows OS is too corrupted and needs to be re-installed. You will need the original disc that came with your laptop to do this.

Posted on Oct 26, 2012

  • Steven Oates Oct 28, 2012

    Thank you very much. Actually I made a mistake and the model is A660. But anyway I tried the F8 thing, then the recovery disc - but none of it works.



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Ok,Try safe mode with command prompt,If you can get to the command prompt
Type these in one at a time and press enter ( let each one completely finish before typing the next one.)

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Bootrec.exe /FixMbr
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Posted on May 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Laptop won't starup (Black screen displayed) Help me please!!

Try this.

Turn the computer on and immediately press and hold the F8 key.

On the Advanced Boot Options menu, choose Repair Your Computer.

When you reach the System Recovery Options menu, choose Startup Repair. You already did that, but try it again.

If that doesn't do the work, go back to the System Recovery Options menu and do a System Restore.
You can use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) to troubleshoot and repair the following items in Windows Vista or Windows 7:

  • A master boot record (MBR)
  • A boot sector
  • A Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store
Note When you are troubleshooting startup issues by using the Windows RE, you should first try the Startup Repair option in the System Recovery Options dialog box. If the Startup Repair option does not resolve the issue, or if you must troubleshoot more steps manually, use the Bootrec.exe tool.

To run the Bootrec.exe tool, you must start Windows RE. To do this, follow these steps:

  • Put the Windows installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.
  • Press a key when you are prompted.
  • Select a language, a time, a currency, a keyboard or an input method, and then click Next.
  • Click Repair your computer.
  • Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
  • In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.
  • Type Bootrec.exe, and then press ENTER.
Note To start the computer from the Windows DVD, the computer must be configured to start from the DVD drive. For more information about how to configure the computer to start from the DVD drive, see the documentation that is included with the computer or contact the computer manufacturer.

Thank you Sir, Have a nice day.

Posted on Sep 20, 2009

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do the recovery from the Windows CD , then chose repair

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SOURCE: my toshiba satellite laptop keyboard just quit and

turn off your laptop by hold your power..ten turn on again and try to press f8 when it booting..go to safe mode and restore it by go to all program, accessories, system tools, and system restore

Posted on May 12, 2011

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SOURCE: i have toshiba C655D-55136. even

Usually that long beep is indicating a hardware problem. To eliminate the hard Drive, Memory and Keyboard when you get the Toshiba Splash screen enter the Bios and there are options to test the Hard Drive and Memory if the keyboard functions to let you make those selections then the keyboard is good. If all three are good then that leaves the Video and Screen. Usually you can enter into Safe Mode and look at Device Manager and see if you have any error indicators on critical devices. The system will not give you that error beep for a network card or Phone Modem issue but will do that if the cooling fan on the CPU or Graphics cards does not work. The CD faulting out will not give you that warning either. I have had a few computers give me this same situation and all I did was start them in Safe Mode and then reboot and the problem resolved. Most likely this problem is the Keyboard, hard Drive, Memory or a cooling fan issue. Depending on how old the computer is you may have a clogged cooling system, this is especially true if you have it outside or traveling a lot or have long hair pets.

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