My friend has a Toshiba Equium laptop and ever since yesterday we have not been able to get it to boot past the Toshiba splash screen. The screen simply goes black and whatever you do, it will not go away.
I have tried doing a system restore on the machine with a windows XP disc however the disc starts to spin and then the system just goes black again.
They are not too worried about the data on the laptop as it is backed up, we just need it working again.
This sometimes helps. Unplug the charger.Remove the battery and press down on the start button for 30 seconds then reconnect everything and see if it makes any difference. Or reseat the memory. I don't suppose there were any problems with the date and time changing before the problem started. Or try tapping F5 as the computer starts to see if that takes you into safe mode. Or maybe just keep your finger pressed on F5 or F8 as the computer starts for safe mode.
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