I have a 5yr old Toshiba S1900 laptop which completely froze when I tried to shut it down. As a last resort I popped the battery out of the back to reboot it, but when I reinserted it, the computer won't turn on. It doesn't work on the mains without the battery and when the battery is in it (and it's plugged to the mains), the battery light is shown as orange (not green as it would be when it's charging). I'm trying to find out if it's more likely the battery is damaged or the hard drive before I spend a fortune on a new battery.
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have you tried pressing space bar (maybe its in hibernation mode)
or try holding power button for a few seconds (10) then turn it back on. as a last resort you could try take the battery out, disconnect it from the power adapter, hold down the power button for 30 seconds and then place the battery back in and the power adapter and try powering it on?
When your toshiba splash screen is showing on startup, press F8 continuously, then you should get some options, go to the one that says safe mode. After loading windows in safe mode click start, search, and type system restore. Open system restore, find a date where your pc was working correctly and click restore. If this doesn't do it on the toshiba spash screen (if you have a new enough laptop) there will be an option called system recovery usually f11 key, this will restore your pc back to its factory state and should resolve any problems your having. If you don't have that option go to https://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/serviceUnitVerification.jsp and see if you can order a set of recovery disc's for your model, they usually run from $25-$30. Hope this helps.
While booting up you should try holding f8 right after the manufacturer splash screen the select safe mode with networking once in there you will want to restart the computer if all is well it will boot into windows! hope i could help =]
Try booting (f8) again but instead of safe mode try 'Last known good configuration'
Your Boot.ini is probably corrupt or your HDD is faulty and has bad sectors.
If this is a no go, then you will need your windows cd to either repair your operating system; or a complete re install would be a better solution.
As long as you can enter then bios (either DEL or F2 on startup) and enable your cd/dvd drive as the first boot device.
Insert your cd and press enter to boot from cd and either press 'R' for repair or 'Enter' for complete install.