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Computer will not boot

My Toshiba satellite 1955-S803 shut down due to a problem with Windows. I have tried numerous times to reboot it, both in the normal mode and all different Safe modes, as well as to a floppy recovery disc downloaded from Microsoft.

I've tried booting in F2 and F12 many times. Sometimes it won't even load the startup or boot menu

I have also tried using its own recovery disc and a Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery CD. None of these work. Neither disc will even open a menu.

Is there any solution?

Thanks
Ed

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  • edaho1 Apr 14, 2009

    No.

    Not in any of the three Safe mode. It would just shut off again



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I am afraid you can do nothing. Yet i think there is still a chance to secure your data from your PC. grab any linux live cd and boot it. it will let you temporally access your data and you will get a chance to take copy of them. then once you secure your data you can format your PC.

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Let me know r u able to login in safe mode?

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