Firstly, apologies for asking what appears to be a fairly common thing however, the various posts I've seen haven't solved my problem and so I'm hoping my description and your assistance will crack it.
The aforementioned laptop was used by my son recently to submit his homework. After doing this he shut it down correctly and was asked by a windows pop up, after a minute or so, if he would like to force shut down to which we agreed.
Since then the following screen is all I get after the Toshiba start up screen
I have tried the following:
Battery off overnight and then restart - no change
Hold 0 down on start up - same screen an a godawful continuous beeping
F2 for enter setup menu - no error messages in here and my hdd is listed
F12 for boot menu - hdd is listed as the first drive to check
Listening to the laptop on start up you can here a "click click" sound of the (I assume) hard drive as soon as the power comes on but then it sounds like it clicks off again (as it would sound at shut down) rather than kicking on and booting up.
I'd like 2 questions if I may before resorting to a repair centre:
1) Has any got any idea what to try next?
2) am I likely to lose everything on the laptop? (I've a ton of work, music, etc on it. Would have been backed up to a separate hard drive but this was recently stolen!)
All and any assistance is really appreciated. Thank you in advance
You did not mention it on your post, which may be possible cause of hardware failure, if you post here when you got BSOD you will get suitable solution before itself.
The error you got if you have network boot as first booting device, but you have HDD as first booting device since it is failed or not plugged properly,your pc try to boot from network boot,
but your hard disk is recognized in BIOS is a good sign of recovering your data but not 100% sure it is working good. As I said connecting the hard disk to another pc is the only option to recover your data.