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Black Screen with cursor on upper left

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Last response: in Laptop General Discussion
October 22, 2012 7:43:14 PM

I have a toshiba laptop. Was brought to me with just a black screen with cursor flashing on top left. Is this a bad hard drive?

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a b D Laptop
October 22, 2012 8:17:10 PM

Any display from the bios before that? When the hdd is bad, it should ask for a proper boot device. Only the cursor sounds more like memory or cpu error.
a b D Laptop
October 22, 2012 8:36:06 PM

Try a linux live disk.
October 22, 2012 9:32:13 PM

From what I looked up thus far, for a toshiba, looks like the cmos could be bad. I did notice that the time in the bios was wrong so I corrected it but still goes into a cursor state.