My daughters laptop wont boot to windows. From what she tells me it showed a BSOD prior to giving up.
The laptop is a toshiba satalite L300 - 16L system unit.
I believe it has upgraded hardware, in Bios it shows CPU Intel Pentium Dual T2390 @ 1.86GHz.
Hard Disk Drive TOSHIBA MK1252GSX (S1) 120gb.
Pioneer DVD Writer.
Total Memory 2048mb
System Bios Version 1.50
As it stands now when turned on it instantly shows a cursor top left in a black screen for a split second, then shows toshiba sign with f2 f8 options for bios & boot sequence, if you dont choose any option within another second it goes to a black screen with the cursor top left flashing. No fucnctions work after this, just beeps when you press a key.
I did notice that the fan didn't start when turned on at first but after a blow out with a can of air it works when it gets warm, not sure if this was different from before but it did clean out some dust.
I always had a moan at her for not using a table or a tray to give the fan some ventilation, but hey teenage girls know best huh.
I have tried removing HD and reseating, also removed ram and reseated in both slots and both ram show as 1024mb in bios in both slots individually.
I ran a Drive fitness test using an image on a cd http://www.hitachigs...port/downloads/ in both quick and advanced test it showed no errors with the hard drive.
I then tried to repair the xp installation using my xp disc, it recognised a previous installation however after it did the repair setup it reboots and goes back to the xp installation / recovery blue screen.
If i try to repair again it recognises a previous attemt and says do you want to try again, tried once but it takes you round it circles.
If I go back to boot from HD it still gives black screen with cursor.
Hope you can help.