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My laptop problem

It doesn't let me anything. The blue windows doesn't show up. It looks like it will then goes completely black, but its still running. Its very confusing.

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  • Keidelberg Apr 01, 2008

    It doesn't do any of that, When I turn it on Toshiba emblem appears then fades, then a marker appears and blinks in the upper left for like a second then that notice saying Windows didn't start successfully comes on.

  • Keidelberg Apr 01, 2008

    HELP I have the system setup but I don't know what to look for

  • Keidelberg Apr 01, 2008

    It says the CD-ROM is Secondary IDE(170H/IRQ15)

  • Keidelberg Apr 01, 2008

    Oh no. I don't have the Windows cd. I couldn't change it the secondary. Now I can't get back on to the setup.... I don't know how ya'll do it. Its hard.

  • Keidelberg Apr 01, 2008

    I got these icons on the bottom of the toshiba name and its highlighted on the bottom of each one. Last time I went to the hard drive looking one and hit enter and it gave me the setup screen. Now, its not doing it anymore.

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  • Karen Valentine
    Karen Valentine Dec 12, 2008

    I have same problem: power supply light comes on, ON light comes on, but no sound from the hard drive and the scree stays black. Worked fine 3 days ago.

  • Jeffrey Pemberton
    Jeffrey Pemberton May 11, 2010

    Secondary to your hard drvive? If it's secondary to your hard make it the primary. It has to boot the cd drive before the hard drive. Once you have it so it boots to the cd drive before the hard drive, Save and exit. You should then see it on the screen trying to boot from the cd drive. You'll at least see the cd drive light flash. I don't think I ever found out from you what software we'd be using. I had asked you if you have your Windows cd? I hope so.

  • Jeffrey Pemberton
    Jeffrey Pemberton May 11, 2010

    OK. Maybe I didn't describe well enough what you might be able to try. I didn't want you to let it get anywhere close to Windows. Boot the computer and as soon as you see it say something like enter (F2) or (Delete) to enter setup, do it. It comes up quick and then goes away so be ready for it. First check to make sure it says your cd drive is set to bootable. Then make sure it says your boot sequence is set with the cd drive ( it will probably have the actual model # of your cd drive) to boot BEFORE your hard drive. If you get it to do that, make sure you save and exit. Usually F10 but look on the menu at the top and use that just to be sure. Let me know if you are able to get that far. From now on we're going to work off of this post so when you reply just add a comment and the system will let me know. I'll be waiting to see how it goes.



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place in drive and bootup.
follow directions and use repair option 5.
Let it run, uninterrupted until it finishes.
when it has finished, remove disk and reboot

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