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Windows 7: Toshiba Laptop Will not boot Black screen with Cursor

06 Apr 2015   #1
Aaronon

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Toshiba Laptop Will not boot Black screen with Cursor

I have a Toshiba Laptop that will not boot. When it boots up in ANY way will take me a black screen with a cursor. I have run all of the options from repair, all safe modes, and every other option in the f8 menu. It will not even boot up with the Windows 7 install format disk it takes me to the same black screen with cursor. The only time i can get it to boot off of the disk is to remove the Hard Drive and then it boots off of the disk properly. I also would like to mention in the black screen I have also tried to CTRL+ALT+Delete as well as sticky keys but nothing pops up for me to edit anything in any way. I am a computer savvy guy but this one has got me stumped. It just randomly did this last night. (one more random piece i would like to add in is that it started running insanely slow and then installed windows update shut down to install and it then started doing this.) I am all fine and dandy with a reformat and would love to do it if I could only actually start the reformat. Thank you for reading this and hopefully someone can help me.


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06 Apr 2015   #2
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi does the hard drive show in the bios? have run ran diagnostics on the hard drive to make sure the drive is good?
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06 Apr 2015   #3
Aaronon

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Yes the Drive shows in BIOS. And can I run a diagnostics in BIOS on the drive because I would love to.
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06 Apr 2015   #4
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

i would run the manufacture of the hard drive diagnostic tool but if you do not know it seatools for dos works on most drives SeaTools for DOS | Seagate run the short and long tests
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06 Apr 2015   #5
ShoTTaS

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

You can follow this tutorial: Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot
Also try running this: Free Bootable AntiVirus Rescue CDs Download List i have got it from a post by sir Greg, so i am sure it is safe.

Quote:
It would probably be better and can be a great learning experience to instead do the Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 as have over 1.3 million+ others without a single complaint or problem.
That line is from sir Greg also.
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06 Apr 2015   #6
Aaronon

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Thank you I will try this and see if it works
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