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Black screen Screen goes black after start up.will show the f2 and f12 at the bottom of the screen then it goes black.

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SOURCE: toshiba satellite with windows xp will only show black sreen and wont let windows xp repair

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

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SOURCE: Toshiba latop 0201 #ide problem

IDE #0 is your primary hard drive.

Toshiba's System Errors indicate that the error 0201 Failure IDE #0 may be caused by bad contact points where the drive plugs into the laptop chassis. Toshiba recommends pulling the hard drive in and out several times to clean up the male/female contact points.

Toshiba also said that if this doesn't work to contact one of their service centers for assistance.

The contact points solution rarely works, but is worth a try. Most likely, your hard drive failed and needs to be replaced.

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Operating system not found

insert system disks and re-install everything again.

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SOURCE: Toshiba Satellite A215-S7437 will not boot up...

Take out the hard drive completely and then see if you hear the clicking noise, if you do then that means the hard drive is bad. Also if it goes right to another message and you don't see the blinking cursor then that also verifies that the hard drive was bad and causing the system to hang.

Posted on Jun 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Computer gives option for F2 for setup or F12 Boot Selection

Hit F12 and select last known good configuration

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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