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May 8, 2010 2:50:10 AM

Hi!

my Toshiba Laptop can't boot in safe mode, can't boot regularly, cant get into windows.

laptop is a toshiba m305-s4910

OS: windows vista home premium

Tried the hardware recovery thing, which is: press and hold 0, then press the power button, then tap 0 when Toshiba logo starts. That does not work.

Tried pressing F8 to enter safe mode, that does not work either.

both of these things that i tried just leads to a black screen with a " _ " line that flashes at the upper left corner of the screen.
and when i press a button it "beeps" annoyingly.

what do i do know?

thanks in advance!

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a b D Laptop
May 8, 2010 7:02:58 AM

Some other common keystrokes to enter safe mode are F1, F2, and F9. Try those and see if any work.
May 8, 2010 9:07:40 PM

i have tried every keystroke, nothing works. i have searched all over the net. and people call this the "black sreen with flashing cursor/line at top left corner.

all of my searches, noone has ever solved this. cany anyone help me?

laptop is a toshiba m305-s4910

OS: windows vista home premium
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a b D Laptop
May 9, 2010 3:14:26 AM

Try the delete key, to access the BIOS. Then reset the BIOS defaults.
May 10, 2010 3:13:11 PM

already did that, still the same. nothing happened.
a b D Laptop
May 10, 2010 3:17:34 PM

Do you see the BIOS information loading before you get the black screen with the curser( _ )?

If yes, make sure the hard drive is connected securely.

If I remember right, ctrl + F11 is a common keystroke to enter the recovery console in Toshibas.
May 11, 2010 2:18:44 AM

the keys stroke for my toshiba is hold 0, then press the power button then tap 0. but it stops on a black screen with a flashing cursor, but this time it has a "HDD recovery", that phrase on the bottom right. but it wont continue to the recovery.

yes i see bios, and i can enter the bios, i also see the HDD in the bios, i also tried to remove and attach the hard drive. but nothing worked. what could be the problem?

the hard drive does not make any funny noises, sounds normal.

what could it be?

thanks agian!
a b D Laptop
May 11, 2010 2:25:00 AM

When you see HDD recovery in the bottom right, is there a keystroke next to it?

It sounds like the install is corrupt.
May 11, 2010 2:31:10 AM

no key stroke, and when i press a button repeatedly, it "beeps". makes that irritating sound.
a b D Laptop
May 11, 2010 3:54:34 AM

Remove the battery, and unplug the AC adapter. Press and hold the power button for ~15 seconds. Plug the battery back in, and reconnect the AC power adapter. Startup the laptop, and tap F8 on startup.
May 12, 2010 1:39:26 AM

does not work, still the same.

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a b D Laptop
May 12, 2010 1:59:37 AM
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Your hard drive may have crashed.
May 12, 2010 3:53:30 AM

what do i do now? needs to be replaced?
a b D Laptop
May 12, 2010 3:58:15 AM

If you have a windows disc, I would try a reinstall first.

If not, it could get expensive. You could buy a copy of windows, and buy a new hard drive.
June 10, 2011 11:41:19 PM

Best answer selected by mongii.
September 9, 2011 9:49:22 PM

mongii said:
the keys stroke for my toshiba is hold 0, then press the power button then tap 0. but it stops on a black screen with a flashing cursor, but this time it has a "HDD recovery", that phrase on the bottom right. but it wont continue to the recovery.

yes i see bios, and i can enter the bios, i also see the HDD in the bios, i also tried to remove and attach the hard drive. but nothing worked. what could be the problem?

the hard drive does not make any funny noises, sounds normal.

what could it be?

thanks agian!


The same :( ( what should I do?
September 9, 2011 9:50:06 PM

aford10 said:
Your hard drive may have crashed.


Really? :o !! I wanna mt stuff? T.T how can I get all data back up?
a b D Laptop
September 9, 2011 10:05:35 PM

9lilsa said:
Really? :o !! I wanna mt stuff? T.T how can I get all data back up?


You can try using that hard drive as a slave drive, and try pulling the data off.

Though, your situation may be different than mongii's, so it may or may not be necessary.
September 11, 2011 3:13:00 AM

aford10 said:
You can try using that hard drive as a slave drive, and try pulling the data off.

Though, your situation may be different than mongii's, so it may or may not be necessary.


If I used PC, it would take easy well :( 
I cannot do to use slave drive because I use laptop...any suggesting?
a b D Laptop
September 11, 2011 3:24:24 AM

You can still slave a laptop drive into another PC.

You should probably start your own thread to get better help.
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