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My Toshiba A205 S4777 won't start up and I can't use the recovery media to fix it.

When I switch on my laptop it prompts me for my BIOS password as usual. However, after I swipe my finger, the laptop shows the windows bar at the bottom of the screen for a few seconds and then goes to a black screen where it just stays. I've tried using the recovery media but my laptop just says "windows is loading files" and then repeats the same start up process as before (without prompting for the Bios password this time).
i've tried starting in safe mode and the system hangs after loading the crcdisk.sys file. Please help!!

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  • Milspec Jul 20, 2008

    I'h having the same problem...the system runs safe mode but hangs up at the crcdisk.sys file. After awhile I get a blank screen. I don't want to lose what we have on the hard drive. The F2, F8, and F12 screen come up. Last good configuration produces the same result as safe mode. Any help would be appreciated.

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May be u av change background of d system, right click on d desktop go to properties and change it. its just a guess

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If you could get him to let you in once you could change the password. The only other way is to remove the cmos battery and reset the bios, you would need to disassemble the laptop to do that.

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Sorry I couldn't be of more help but let me know if I can help with removal of the cmos battery.

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