Black screen with flashing cursor

I am having trouble with my Toshiba Sattelite MG45. When I turn it on, I get a black screen with a flashing cursor. I have tried the F8 method, nothing happens. Also, I am running Windows 7 with an Intel Core. I am by no means tech savy. PLEASE help. Thanks
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  1. sounds like its not seeing your hard drive

    either go in bios--usually F1 on toshiba and see if your hard drive is recognised and set to 1st boot item

    or try F12 for boot menu and see if hard drive is listed and if it is select it as 1st boot

    also make sure you havent left a disc in the cd/dvd drive
  2. Have you tried pressing and hlding the 0 key while powering up?
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