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Toshiba satellite with windows xp will only show black sreen and wont let windows xp repair

My friends computer wont show anything but a black screen after it shows toshiba line saying press something like f2 for the bios and f12 for boot but it wont go to the boot it just stays on a black screen. then after it sat for awhile it said to reinstall windows xp something and when we hit enter it didn't do anything just stayed on the black screen .
can anyone please help him

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Re: toshiba satellite with windows xp will only show...

1. Go to this website and download Ultimate Boot CD
2. Now download this tool to burn this Image

This is the program you should have downloaded.
Now that you have the program where it says file location look for the location you downloaded your file. Usually its C:\Downloads but it could be in a different location. Once you've located the file burn it to a CD or DVD of your choice.

4. Once you boot this cd you need to look for Partition Manager click on it. Click on HDD and then look for FDISK.
Make sure that you have an active partition which should say C: Active

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Re: toshiba satellite with windows xp will only show...

Could be a virus. try f2, bois have it read the hard disk, save. if you upgraded the bois try to take it out, and make sure its reads as the same as the other chip.

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