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Toshiba A305 Satalite Laptop with windows vista stays on black screen after I turn it on. Will not go further or boot up. Any help would be awesome
You can start by removing the HDD and testing, replace if necessary. Reseat the Memory Mods as well. Has there been any damage? Drop? I assume the blinking LED is the HDD?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
if the recovery disk would not run to load the program than your hard drive is probably bad have you been into the machine and seen the hard drive have a look at the front where the wires plug in and there is a slot for jumpers to select the hard drive function make sure its set for master only. most hhard drives will not have a jumper for master setting if there is a jumper make sure its set right .
Posted on Dec 08, 2007
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
Posted on Jan 15, 2008
In this case you have to do the PC restore . you can do that in dell machines by shutting down the machine and when it is coming back on just HOLD DOWN THE CTRL ket and the START HITTING f11 key in this case you will lose the data which you have the on the c drive but this issue will get resolved .
Else you can try to restart in the safe mode with networking and then go to the system restore and then select the bold dates in which you have idea you system was working fine . selct the date and then do the system restore . In this case you will not lose the data but you will lose the updates which you have done after that date .
in both the cases system will work .
Posted on Mar 25, 2009
the hard drive is not checking in correctly. go into your f2 function which is your bios. see if in there during the boot options if you have a hard drive showing up. if you do, you would need to check if the hard drive has failed or the o.s. is corrupt.if you do not see a drive there, its failed, check to see if its seated correctly. if it is seated correctly the drive has failed and will need to be replaced.
if it shows up, and if you have your restore disk, load it and select repair. it will look for the hard drive and any windows installations. if it does not find any. then the drive is bad and will need to be replaced, in the event it does find the windows installation then continue to repair the machine software.
Let me know what happens when you try this
Posted on Jul 23, 2009
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