I slammed my computer closed one day and now it won't boot up.it's a toshiba a-215 laptop.i've tried to reload windows vista it won't load it.i put in the recovery cd & it will only go so far then tell me there are errors.can you please help me a few people told me i messed my harddrive up
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the best thing i could tell you is to flip laptop over and remover the covers and check all connection to the hd and everything eles ...if this does not ork could you tell me some of the errors your getting ?
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You need to reload your OS or find your password. There is no way to recover it without a good password. There is an option to remove the password all together, but you will still need to reload your OS. Look up Hirans Boot CD. Unless you are an IT person, you will need a professional to run it. This is spotty on Vista as its an old OS. Resetting Windows Password HBCD Fan Discussion Platform
You should be able to do a clean install of Windows. Just insert the installation disc and press any key when indicated. Optical drive needs to be the first boot option. Go into BIOS and change it is not. As for disc, you have to use the same Windows version as indicated on the MS Product Key sticker, because of the serial number.
I'd doubt that the hard drive is bad. Most times the Factory Recover does not work especially from the discs.
Why not try reinstalling Windows, because you've probably wiped out your
operating system by trying the recoveries. Look on the bottom of your
laptop or inside the battery case for the Certificate of Authentication
(COA) Sticker. It will tell you what verion of Windows you have and it
will have your registered Product Key Code (series of 5 letters and
numbers). If you don't have an operating system disk, then borrow one
from a neighbor, friend, relative or co-worker. It has to be the same
operating system that is on your COA sticker or it will not work and you
won't be able to activate windows. If your COA says Windows Vista Home
Premium, you can't use a Windows Vista Home Basic operating system
Sometimes activation can be tricky so when you come to the part where it
asks for the Product Key give it the key from the COA Sticker on the
bottom of your laptop. Sometimes it will not want yours but want the
key that came with the software you borrowed so if it is not on the
packaging ask the person your borrowed from to give you the Product Key
from their COA Sticker. Don't worry, theirs is theirs and yours is
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 =]
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What you have to do is to change the boot sequence on boot option. Restart pc then hit f2 go to boot option and choose DVD/CD to be your first boot option then press f10 restart and it should load automatically. Check your recovery if its running on other pc. If not. call your manufacturer and get a new recovery disc.
Hope this resolution fix the problem on your computer.
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Windows is corrupt...reload Win OS....if possible re-install Windows in a different partition say D: or E: etc (if u have more than 1 partition) and then once done let it boot from that and let Win load....take a full backup of all of your critical data to a USB pen drive....then reload Win CD in the Cd drive, switch off and switch on PC let it boot from CD and delete all partition on HD, format the disk fully and repartition the disk and load Win in C:
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If your computer boots then lockup, try this: When your computer boots, press F8 to enter boot selection. Then select Safe Mode. Try to uninstall your newly installed software or hardware that might be causing the problem. Then reboot. If it persists, try using "Last Known Good Configuration"
Another option is to reinstall your OS. Last bad option though. Good luck