It's been more than a few months since i posted. I've since fixed the issue and moved on to a new M15x and passed the toshiba down to my internet illiterate father which uses the laptop for movies. I don't even remember what i did to fix it. I THINK i was able to reach some of my files via the f2-f12 buttons you can press during start up and fix it from there though i did not format as the thing still has all my old programs on it.
Thanks for letting me know that... I was not sure if I could help you, if you still needed it, or if you had an answer that would help me. I have tried the steps you mentioned, but it did not work for me as my situation is worse and none of those things worked for me, but I thought they may work for you, which they did! Again, thanks for your response.
Ah, I figured you were a website tech or moderator etc.. Just another victim like me. I could try running through some scenario's until i figure it out or go crazy tryin. I'm starting to think that i got the factory made toshiba format disc to work. Just i got it to work before i logged it..because i couldn't log in. unfortunately i have no idea what i did. Kinda kills me because i know how it feels. Bad thing out of all of this.. i have no idea what caused it. Maybe because it's a 2007 cheapo. You did say your situation was worse. Considering i was locked out of my computer,that kind of makes me wonder what the hell is going on in your computer lol. I'm no computer brain surgeon but manybe i can find something on the net for you.