Black screen with cursorand nothing else :(

Vee - Jun 26, 2010 at 10:28 PM
 Blocked Profile - Jun 28, 2010 at 02:18 AM
I have a toshiba A205. WHen i power it on i get the toshiba logo. then i am propmted to choose to start it in safe mode or normal. no matter what I choose the screen goes black and stays there. I have tried to turn it on without the battery it doesnt work. I tried to press ctrl alt + delete. It doesnt work.. Please help!!

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Blocked Profile
Jun 28, 2010 at 02:18 AM
1:Start chkdsk /r not in safe mode but fromwindows and follow the prompts.

2: Unplug all periferalls, i.e printers, mouse, anything usb and try that.

3: see if the machine starts ok in safe mode, if it does disable main drivers easpecially graphics drivers..quite often a faulty graphic driver file will cause the boot process to freeze as graphics drivers are usually only loaded after the boot screen.

4: completely down power for at least 5 minites...this includes turning of the power and unpluging it at the power point, if its a laptop, disconnect the battery for a few mins.

Let me know how it works