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I have a Toshiba satellite pro A300 which when it is powered up shows the 1st screen with options for setup etc using F2 and F12. The laptop responds to neither and goes to blank black screen with a white cursor in the left top corner. What can I do to see if there is any life in this machine?

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  • a_brown_1 Feb 04, 2010

    Thanks but it is not getting to the F8 stage of booting to try this

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Hello,this is a common problem that is caused regularly from a virus or a software/driver that you have recently added and caused this.The first you must do is to try to boot from safe mode(pressing F5,F8) while you booting and enter safe mode and remove anything you installed recently.Also you can try to select Last Know Good Configuration.If non of this helped you must reinstall or repair the operating system.Am waiting for your reply.Good luck

Posted on Feb 04, 2010

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    marios basileiou Feb 04, 2010

    Have you try to repair the OS?

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