Toshiba Laptop Boot Problem

By biohzardlunch
Jan 21, 2007
  1. Im not exactley sure of all the specs on the computer but heres whats been going on. As far as i can see the computer is totally stock. When i boot it only gets as far as past the first Toshiba splash screen before it wont go any further. It just sits there with the cursor blinking in the upper left hand corner. When i put in the windows disc to Re-install it boots the disc and then says checking system hardware and then it just sits there at a blank screen. I went into the Bios and made sure it detected the HDD. I cant seem to figure out whats wrong. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Your hard drive, even though it is detected in the bios, has most likely failed
  3. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    maybe the hdd is busted or dieing..

    try running toshiba's hdd diagnostic utility for hdds (if available) or a compatible diag app.

    If its under warranty take it back for repairs.
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    check the connection between the hd tray and the port. Laptops frequently get jostled. I have a toshiba and on occasion, I have to reseat or tap the hard drive tray to get the computer to boot.
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