It's a Toshiba Satellite A105 S2001.
I should clarfiy: it's not in a loop. It's STARTING to boot, then pauses. And nothing happens. So I can't get into any DOS screens, and I tried removing the HD but it's not even checking FOR a HD, so it's not breaking out of this odd pause.
I tried removing the harddrive, hoping that would kick in an error message, but whereever in boot-up it's stuck, it's NOT checking the HDD.
I also thought to removed the CMOS battery, but it's SOLDERED in.
I don't seem to be able to get the DVD player open (would like to try a boot disc), anyone know how I can do that? (There doesn't seem to be a pin hole to force it open.)
Edited by Phlegmbot, 19 November 2009 - 10:06 AM.