recovery does not wok

  lindamay 22:11 01 Feb 2011

have a toshiba satilitte l300d
will not boot
recovery disc does not work
have tried pressing f8 gives me the option to repair but does nothing
have tried to start in safe mode but will not boot
would be gratfull for any ideas


  rdave13 23:48 01 Feb 2011

When you are booting, any lights flashing indicating hard drive activity? Any louder than usual noises?

  lindamay 15:51 02 Feb 2011

no noises hard drive light comes on
flickers and the windows bar with moving light shows for a minite then goes back to the message to repair system or start windows normally
but niether one works

  woodchip 15:57 02 Feb 2011

Do you mean you have tried booting with a Manufacturers Restore CD it does not boot or does not work???

  lindamay 16:02 02 Feb 2011

have tried the recovery disc that i was prompted to make when the pc was new
the pc seems to read it and then loads files from it but when it stops it comes up with the same message telling me to repair or start normally neither of these work

  woodchip 16:06 02 Feb 2011

Have you tried booting with the DVD in the drive? you may need to change boot order in BIOS to set it to boot from CD first then Hard Drive as Second boot device Save Settings then Exit BIOS

  lindamay 16:15 02 Feb 2011

thanks woodchip
but i have tried that same thing happens

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