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REFUSE TO BOOT, BLACK SCREEN !!!

I have done this procedure before with no problem. Following factory instructions I attempted to reset my, nearly new, laptop to factory settings. When the procedure was completed and re-booted I got a black screen which says " Checking media" then "[Fail]". Less than 30 seconds later "No bootable device-Please restart system" I have tried by changing the Bios to USB, DVD, HDD, and using various types of media. Nothing will boot this laptop. I have even tried to boot with a installation disk with negative results. What can I do? This laptop is a Canadian Toshiba C850 Satellite with windows 8. I am a Disabled Veteran and I do not have much money, can you please advise me on what I can do ?

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Laptops with reset buttons or features usually have a partition where boot files and the operating system are located. If these are corrupted, the system cannot find them anymore, thus the "No bootable device" message. I suspect your hard disk itself is defective or damaged due to the "Checking media" message. I suggest you check the laptop's hard drive first for defects. One easy way is using a "live" linux OS such as Puppy Linux ( Puppy Linux Community Home Getting Started ). You may need to ask a friend to download a free and legal copy of this and burn it to a cd or dvd disc. A live version do not install to the hard drive, only to the laptop's memory so it doesn't matter if your hard disk is dead or not.

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SOURCE: ASUS EEE 1000H fails system recovery procedure

Shut down Comp. Hit F2 continually whilst powering up. Now go to boot up and make dvd boot first choice.
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SOURCE: Black Screen after bios Load

There is nothing positive about this. You can try to load windows in "safe-mode" by holding the f8 key when you start windows. Then you can try to do a system "restore" to a date BEFORE this happened. If that doesn't work you will need to load a new operating system on your laptop. Good Luck

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SOURCE: Laptop powers on fine ,

One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect your hard drive
Test the leads that attach to your ((hard drive from the motherboard)) or replace all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions + IDE,SATA and the ones that attach from your ((motherboard to hard drive))
or just replace them they are probably old and faulty a computer needs its connections to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error


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SOURCE: I have an Acer TravelMate 4500 512Mb Ram an 80GB

1. Remove or Unplug any recently added hardware.
2. Remove and replace the battery.
3. Press and hold the power button for 7-10 secs to power ON the computer.
4. Try booting to windows Operating System in Safe Mode. (Press F8 key as soon as you restart).
5. Check if the Hard Disk is detected and listed with its capacity of 80GB in BIOS. (Press F2 as soon as you restart).
6. Reset BIOS to default values.
7. If computer boots to windows in Safe Mode, then perform a system restore to an earlier date.
8. Install any updates available for BIOS.
9. If Hard disk is listed in BIOS, perform system recovery using the recovery partition or the recovery discs.
10. If Hard disk is not listed in BIOS, contact any nearest service center to get the computer serviced.

Posted on Jul 23, 2011

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1. Turnn completly off the tablet.
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Obvious question is what the tablet had been doing during its' last use.
Was something newly installed, was system or apps updated, etc. ?
Were all the APPs and or system shut down properly ?
Did update or installation recommend restarting system, prior to use ? Were multiple installations / updates performed ?

Your device appears to be in a recovery boot-loop.
As stupid as this may sound ...
Is the power adapter connected ? Let battery charge for at least 30 minutes and try again.
If battery is low, it may not complete the reset. - you should have seen something on the screen, denoting " wipe and reset " procedure and completion - prior to (#1) Rebooting device

Per your post, you have already (#4) wiped the data and instructed the device to reset to factory settings, then (#1) Reboot system.
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This problem is not all that uncommon, it generally results when attempting reset, internal boot commands error for what ever reason. ( can not find the factory restore / recovery file set ).

This problem is more common when "fixes ", Specialty " Roots " or "mods" have been installed by the user - making changes to the boot program and commands OR when manufacturer files have been deleted / moved from system access. - Common suggestion is to work backwards through the mod processes and / or attempt to re-install mod or follow the special mod recovery method.

Without having available the proper ROM " flash " update / installation file(s), and you may " brick " the device.
I recommend you go to manufacturer site and check for available ROM files, reset / reinstallation processes ( memory card method ? )

You state the tablet is less than six months old. You may want to contact manufacturer for possible warranty service.

They will most likely ask the referenced obvious questions, to better understand the cause / nature of the device failure and recommend the best immediate possible solution.

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Cold boot method: Hold the "Power Button" of the Pocket PC with one
hand while holding the stylus tip to push in the "Reset Button" with the
other. Simultaneously release both the "Power Button" and "Reset Button".


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Appropriate situation: If a previous reset has already been attempted and
the Pocket PC is still unable to maintain normal operations, has no
response, or if the screen is frozen.

Before executing the preceding "Cold boot method", please carefully
consider the following instructions and then decide on the cold boot
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1. After a cold boot is performed, if no buttons are pressed, when Pocket PC automatically completes the system startup process, the last display will be the Today screen. This is identical to the reset result.

2. If a previous reset has already been attempted but the Pocket PC is still unable to maintain normal operation, consider the following solution:
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PC until the system inquiry screen is shown, and then release the End
Button. Next, please read thoroughly through the instructions on cold
booting before continuing carefully.

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Erase all data and load default?
The default is "No." If Yes or No was not
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If you long press Left Soft-Key for a few
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erase all data and load default. After your
Pocket PC restarts, follow the instructions on
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Caution!
1. After performing a cold boot, the system will retain Microsoft Windows
and pre-installed programs. If you answer "Yes" to the question displayed
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2. There are two ways to retain your data, loaded default and registry:
Perform a Reset.
Performing a Cold Boot, and answer "No" when the above question
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Thank you Sir, Have a nice day.

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