Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

toshiba a200 will not boot


  • Please log in to reply

#1
Gentoolink

Gentoolink

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 26 posts
I am trying to repair a Toshiba A200 laptop. It has Windows Vista installed. It stopped booting into Vista so I tried to recover the data using Knoppix; but could not see the drive. So I decided to just recover the OS and forget about the data. When I boot from the recovery cd #1 (four in total) it starts to load the software from the cd; but then hangs and goes to a black screen. Is this a harddrive problem? Or at least a hardware problem?
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
Neil Jones

Neil Jones

    Member 5k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,476 posts
Sounds like a hard drive problem if Knoppix can't see it.
First thing to do is replace the drive and see if recovery runs. If it doesn't, it may turn out to have more serious issues.
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP