I have a L25-S11 that powers on with the Toshiba splash screen and asks for either F2 or F12. The hard disk drive light is always on but it never boots and either key will take you to the next level...i.e. entering setup or entering multiboot menu..please wait. Never goes anywhere...is frozen.
I've tried with hard drive removed...same results. Have tried with a known good drive from another laptop (XP system) with the same results.
No recognition of the DVD drive a all..won't open drive. Machine is 2 years old...no problems until this. Worked fine in morning.
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Not sure but it sounds like the hard drive is causing the problem. Lap tops are set up so that any problems with them they shut down, and a bad hard drive will shut you down the way you are describing. The only test i know for this is to remove the hard drive and see if you can get the computer to at least boot. If you can with no hard drive then it usually means the drive has failed. Not sure if this will help, but hope it helps.
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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
I recommend a good anti-virus to you inserted the disc and you reinitiate asked to you if you want to initiate of the hard disk or the CD you say yes and cleaner all the virus, troyanos etc. after reboot the machine and ready! if with this no working you should be format the hard disc
Got one here. Please remove the battery and power laptop on ac only. Please press the power button for 10 seconds until it turns on then immediately press on the F12 key. Release F12 upon seeing the boot selection menu. Please select the CD/DVD drive. Follow the rest of the instructions until the Recovery to the Out of the Box State. Hope this helps. Thank you.