10-16-2009 11:42 AM
I've searched the forum but haven't seen a suggestion solution that works for me. Regardless of what I have tried, I still get the same result - the laptop appears to start normally, right thru to displaying the Windows logo, but then goes black with only the cursor showing. Here is what I have tried:
Then I removing the battery and started normally, with again the same result.
10-18-2009 06:51 PM
I have made a little progress, though haven't been able to solve the root cause problem with Windows. It seems that Windows has been corrupted!!!
Here is what I did:
Hopefully the steps above, and in particular UBUNTU, will help others to recover their data.
It may be that I need to run the Product Recovery DVD that came with the PC, in which case all data on the PC will be lost.
Hopefully someone here can advise as to a means to fix the corrupt file(s) in Windows. Any suggestions?
10-23-2009 05:01 PM
Thanks for the link, though it seems like I have tried everything I can except to perform and in-place upgrade. I can't do that because I don' have the XP installation CDs, I only have the Product Recovery DVDs that came with the unit.
The PC model is Satellite A100.
10-24-2009 11:35 AM
Since you've recovered the data files, David, it's probably time to restore the hard disk to its original factory-new contents using the Toshiba recovery media.
If you need to come back here, tell us which Satellite A100 you have.
10-27-2009 04:48 PM
I am having the same problem with a
Satellite M305-S4907 Win Vista Home premium,
I had a virus/malware problem, I ran malwarebytes, it found 27 items. (I did not print out the logfile) it was still running poorly, so I did a restore from before when I noticed the issues. Now It boots up, I can see the bios splash screen and it will ask if I want to boot into Safe Mode, etc.
None of the safe mode options or the regular windows load option works. It just has a black screen with a movable cursor.
If I hit shift 5 times for stickey keys, the dialog box comes up but I cannot use any sticky keys. Any help would be appreciated.
10-27-2009 04:57 PM
10-28-2009 05:37 PM
I am having the same trouble with A205-s5812 I can't access the windows recovery by pressing f8. Also I cant boot via cd/dvd even if i try to change boot order I am at a loss as to where to check next any ideas would be helpful all I have is black screen with cursor flashing in upper left corner
10-29-2009 12:11 PM
10-29-2009 02:14 PM
Thanks thats what I was thinking. I was gonna swap out the HD and then reload windows but I was trying to get the recovery disks to load by changing the boot order but it won't load them either get the same black screen with cursor in upper left corner. Toshiba tech support says it's a software issue but I see that's their answer for quite a few of the problems I've read in the forums. I'm going to class working on my MCSE but I just can't seem to figure this one out. i'mmaking a career change thanks to the military and my new disability.
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