Question about Computers & Internet
I've had a Toshiba Satellite A305 laptop since October. It was working fine and have had not problems with it. I had not used it for a couple of days & when I went to start up - I got the Toshiba screen with the F2 and F12 options (which I can access), then it goes to a blank, black screen with a flashing cursor. I've been unable to get any further with it. How do I fix this?
The hard drive is not checking in correctly. go into your f2 function which is your bios. see if in there during the boot options if you have a hard drive showing up. if you do, you would need to check if the hard drive has failed or the o.s. is corrupt.if you do not see a drive there, its failed, check to see if its seated correctly. if it is seated correctly the drive has failed and will need to be replaced.
if it shows up, and if you have your restore disk, load it and select repair. it will look for the hard drive and any windows installations. if it does not find any. then the drive is bad and will need to be replaced, in the event it does find the windows installation then continue to repair the machine software.
Let me know what happens when you try this
Posted on Jul 23, 2009
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