I have a toshiba p105. When I press the power button the laptop comes on to the toshiba start up screen but then the screen just turns black and windows does not boot up. I can get into to the bios but that's about all I have tried to use a recovery disc and I've even tried to use the vista install disc to run a fresh install but, when I tried to do a fresh install the partition is not available.
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Re: will not boot up
So I"m assuming that you're able to boot up off a Windows disc? If that is the situation then your hard drive is bad. That is the reason it is hanging when you first start the computer is that it can't find a bootable device. When you try to install Windows and it can't find a partition is because your hard drive is bad and can't be seen. Need to buy a new one.
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Restore Toshiba to Out of the Box Condition If your model Toshiba laptop has a Restore partition on the hard drive then follow these steps to restore your Toshiba to the Out of the Box condition. 1. Press and hold the 0 (zero) key and at the same time, tap the power button once to switch on your notebook. 2. When the machine Starts beeping; release the 0 key. 3. When prompted by the warning screen; select Yes to continue with the system recovery. 4. Select Recovery of Factory Default Software; click Next. 5. Select Recover to out-of-box state. 6. Click Next again. 7. Click Next to Start recovery. 8. Restart the Toshiba laptop when there restoration process finishes running. Follow the prompts that appear on the screen to set up the laptop's date, time and language settings.
Please unplug the power adapter from your laptop then remove the battery, then press and hold the power button for 30 seconds, after doing that, please plug the adapter back in then press and hold the power button until your laptop will turn on. Thanks.
try to boot in safe mode when prompted on startup when u forcibly shut down ur operating sys it will present u with a screen to select safe mode on startup just go thru safe mode and try using system restore in the Start> All programs> accessories>system tools>system restore try to restore on the earlier date when ur sys was ok see if it helps pls vote if u think i was helpful
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The computer's hard drive will be formatted, erasing its contents. All of the software that was installed on the computer when it was manufactured will then be re-installed. 6. Once the Recovery process is complete, remove the Recovery disc, and press any key to restart the computer. - mc/wa