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Black screen w/blinking cursor

Toshiba A-205, 13 months old, Vista Home Prem. After entering password from hibernation, saw brief blue screen dump then black screen. I had PGP encryption installed as required by my company and had to have it removed just to try to boot into safe mode. No luck, still only see Toshiba start up screen then black screen with cursor blinking in upper left corner of screen. PGP tech suggested starting up with original Vista CD, but if I do so, it reformats the hard drive and all data is lost.

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  • Fritzelly May 11, 2010

    Just saw a post on PGP.com about problems

    Known incompatibility of PGP 9.9.x and the hybride energy saving feature of Windows Vista.

    Is this relevant? You have probably lost everything

  • Fritzelly May 11, 2010

    Have you tried Vista Startup repair - booting from the DVD?

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So.. you can select safe mode? Or you turn it on and it is resuming into the blank screen?

If the latter. Unplug the power, pull the battery out for 20 seconds or so. Then put it all back together and try booting up.

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