05-28-2011 11:04 AM
05-29-2011 01:56 AM - edited 05-29-2011 01:58 AM
Whenever you post a problem here your should always post your full model number, like Satellite C655-S5060, and your model's part number, like PSC08U-04X037. You can find this info on the Toshiba label on the bottom of your computer. In addition, we need to know if you are still running Windows 7 64bit.
However, if there is NO data or personal files you need to backup from your hard drive, you can try this. Power off your machine, press and hold down the '0' (zero) key while powering on your machine, keep holding down the '0' (zero) key until you see the Toshiba Recovery menu. Then, return your system to its factory default out-of-the-box condition.
Please let us know what happens, or give us the above information. Good luck.
05-29-2011 02:29 AM - edited 05-29-2011 03:48 AM
05-29-2011 03:34 AM - edited 05-29-2011 03:41 AM
I tried that but nothing worked.. It leaves me on a blank page with my mouse pointer.. Also when I bought the laptop it didn't bring ke any recovery disk and I don't wanna pay 25$ for them I think it should of brought it with the laptop.. Oh here is my laptops Part no and serial Part No: PSC16U-053030 Serial No: xxxxxxxxx
First, you should go back and edit your post above to remove your serial number. This is not something you should post on the open forum. We are not Toshiba Customer support. Just other users and Toshiba owners trying to help each other out.
You can take a look at this article and see if you can access the Toshiba Recovery partition this way.
To try to get to the Advanced Boot Options menu, just continually keep pressing the F8 key as soon as you power on your system. It may beep at you when you do that, but don't worry about it, just keep pressing F8 until you hopefully get to the Advanced Boot Options menu. Let us know if you can get to Advanced Boot Options.
BTW, not to be mean, but when your system was still working, you could have made a set of recovery disks yourself, as is described starting on page 68 of your Satellite C640/C650 Series User’s Guide.
05-29-2011 03:54 AM
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05-29-2011 04:16 AM - edited 05-29-2011 04:20 AM
Oh when I press F8 just once it says PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM No bootable device-- insert boot disk and press any key.. But I will keep pressing F8.. Should I also have it connected to the internet?
This is not good news. This means your system is trying to boot from your network card, because it cannot find another device to boot from. This would imply that your hard drive has failed. But then you should not be getting this:
.....As you guys know there are 2 options 1.) Launch Startup Repair 2.) Start Windows Normally So I choose choice 1 and it says it loads Windows files, but then it goes into a blank screen.. ..... So I choose choice 1 and that just takes me back to the Windows Error Recovery.. Please help!
So, regardless of how slow it starts or runs, can you start Windows normally? Also, try waiting till the moment you see the Toshiba logo disappear before you start pressing F8 and see if this makes a difference on getting to the Advanced Boot Options menu.
05-29-2011 04:31 AM
05-29-2011 05:58 AM - edited 05-29-2011 05:58 AM
Download a repair disk image and burn it to a disk on another computer
On power up, as soon as you seen the Toshiba logo, press the 'F12' key to enter the boot sequence. Select boot from 'Optical Disk Drive' or 'CD/DVD' drive, you will then see a text line 'Press any key to boot from DVD/CD drive....', with the dots counting down, press any key to boot from the repair disk. Boot into WinRE and run Startup Repair and tell us what happens.
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I'm in South Korea and it's Monday morning for me now, and I've got a lot to do today. I've asked Jerry_Lippey to take a look and try to help you out. He's our resident Windows guru. Please wait for Jerry and follow his instructions.
05-30-2011 01:18 PM
I got the Advanced Boot Options..
If you got that far with F8, choose choose Repair Your Computer. If you reach the System Recovery Options menu, choose Startup Repair.
nothing happens when I put the CD that has the .iso file.. It just says PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM No bootable device-- insert boot disk and press any key
Again? It does seem you are having hardware malfunctions.
I would see if that disc is bootable on another computer. If not, remake it.
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