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/dev/sda1:(light blue square)ntfs:T1O5133P0A:139.66 GiB:115.06:24.60:(blank)


The one above is the one that I referred to as 140 GiB and it needs to be the boot one.
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should /dev/sda2 still have lba in the flags section?

It does not matter as long as you did not uncheck it, if it changed due to the boot flag being set for /dev/sda1 then do not worry about it.

The main thing is boot checked for /dev/sda1 and showing as boot in the flags section.
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/dev/sda1 set with boot

however the /dev/sda2 now has a lock o the left side of it so its
/dev/sda2 (lock): (green square)fat 32


gonna attempt to boot with windows
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i am sorry to say we are back to black screen with cursor booting with HDD/SSD TOSHIBA MK1655GSX-(s1)
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OK this will format the hard drive and bring it back to factory conditions. Any programs you added after you bought it and all windows updates, etc. will have to be reapplyed.



Hard Disk Drive Recovery using the recovery partition
Recovering the C: drive to its factory default setting reformats your drive and your information on the recovered drive will be lost. Be sure to save your work to external media first. If you have created other partitions (for example, a D: drive) those partitions and any information on them will not be affected and will remain intact.
During the HDD Recovery Process it is strongly recommended that your computer be connected to an external power source via the AC Adaptor.
Disconnect all other mice, usb drives, printers, etc. I cannot emphasize this enough nothing should be connected to the laptop except the power supply.



1 Make sure the computer is turned off.

2 Press and hold the 0 (zero) key on your keyboard while
powering on the computer. A warning screen will appear stating that when the recovery is executed all data will be deleted and rewritten.

3 Click Yes to continue.

4 When the Toshiba Recovery Wizard opens and the Selecting a processing screen displays. Select Recovery of Factory Default Software and then click Next.

5 The Recovery of Factory Default Software screen displays.

6 Select Recover without changing the hard disk drive partitions.

7 Click Next to begin the restoration. Once complete, a message displays that the HDD has been recovered.

8 Press any key on the keyboard to restart the computer.


It will restart just like it did out of the box so you will now need to fill in the information requested and customized as you desire.

Please download the antivirus of your choice to the desktop.

Uninstall the out of date antivirus installed from the factory and reboot.

Install your antivirus of choice and run a quickscan.

Now go to windows update and depending on your Service Pack out of the box, install the remaining service packs alone in order first. Reboot between installing each one then continue updating a few at a time until it is complete.
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turned off computer
unplugged everything except for power supply
held 0 (zero) key and pressed power button
booted to toshiba menu w f2 f12 option at bottom (still holding zero).....nothing happened released zero was sent to black screen blinking cursor w ***HDD Recovery mode*** at bottom left corner nothing else on screen no buttons will work except for power button
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Let's boot back up on Puppy Linux and go to GParted and reset the flags on the partitions like they were before we did this.

Then shutdown the computer and redo the steps to factory restore and see if it comes up.

If it does not again we have another tool to try.

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no dice same screen as before black screen white cursor ***HDD recovery mode***
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Download the enclosed file.Attached File  fixlist.txt   45bytes   82 downloads

Save it in the USB drive.

Insert the USB drive into the ailing computer. Run FRST as you did before, except that this time around click on the Fix button.

The tool will make a log on the flashdrive (Fixlog.txt) please post it it your reply.

Attempt to boot in Normal Mode.
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here is the log

Fix result of Farbar Recovery Tool (FRST written by farbar) Version: 23-05-2012
Ran by SYSTEM at 2012-05-25 06:58:52 Run:5
Running from E:\

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========= bootrec /FixMbr =========

'bootrec' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

========= End of CMD: =========


========= bootrec /FixBoot =========

'bootrec' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

========= End of CMD: =========


==== End of Fixlog ====






no dice booting normal mode black screen white cursor
thanks!
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Hold on I made a mistake on the commands, it did not hurt anything but we need to use the correct ones so here is the updated fixlist.txt:

Attached File  fixlist.txt   48bytes   75 downloads
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here is the log

Fix result of Farbar Recovery Tool (FRST written by farbar) Version: 23-05-2012
Ran by SYSTEM at 2012-05-25 19:33:29 Run:6
Running from E:\

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========= fixmbr \Device\HardDisk0 =========

'fixmbr' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

========= End of CMD: =========


========= fixboot c: =========

'fixboot' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

========= End of CMD: =========


==== End of Fixlog ====


still black screen white cursor :wacko:
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You can make a bootable Recovery Console CD by downloading an ISO file and burning it to a CD.

The bootable ISO image file you need to download is called:

xp_rec_con.iso

Download the ISO file from here:

Recovery Console iso

Use this free and easy program to create your bootable CD:

ImgBurn

Once you have the CD post back if I have not posted the fix for using it.
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have the cd :thumbsup:
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When you boot on the CD, follow the prompts:

Press any key to boot from CD...

The Windows Setup... will proceed.

Press 'R' to enter the Recovery Console.

Select the installation you want to access (usually 1: C:\WINDOWS)

You may be asked to enter the Administrator password (usually empty).

You should be in the C:\WINDOWS folder. This is the same as the C:\WINDOWS folder you see in explorer.


Instructions

Now at the prompt type each line individually then press Enter.

fixmbr \Device\HardDisk0 (There is a single space between r and \)

fixboot c: (There is a single space between t and c)


exit


The computer will shutdown so try to boot up on the hard drive again!
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