I have a Toshiba Satellite a135-s7406. I have Windows Vista Premium Home on it, and I was trying to update the BIOS through Windows, when it froze up. Upon reboot, the screen stays black and nothing happens. I have extensively researched this already, and it appears I have to flash the BIOS somehow. This is a difficult task as the screen never goes on, and I have no floppy drive installed. However I found this website, explaining that apparently this is a common problem. I have a Phoenix BIOS and they created a tool for this exact problem called "Crisis Recovery Disk Tool" which I have, but apparently only works on Floppy Disks. I have all files needed already on a separate computer in my home, I just do not have a USB Floppy Drive, nor a diskette. I have, however, tried Boot/Flashing from a CD/DVD/USB Thumb Drive, all to no avail.
Here is the site I was speaking about. http://www.devhacks....res-what-you-do
Now I am only asking for help regarding trying to flash a BIOS from either a CD or a USB Thumb Drive. I can access FN + B to get into my "special mode" where it is suppose to read the floppy, but it never decides to read the USB Drive.
(However, when a CD is inside, the computer seems to read the CD-Rom Drive, for about 10 seconds before also shutting off.)