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Restore XP from recovery disk Toshiba M60

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I ran a recovery for my nonfunctioning Toshiba Satellite M60. It appeared the recovery went successfully and I was told to remove the disc and press any key. When the unit repowers, it gives a blank screen with a pulsing cursor at the upper left. But it won't progress further to launch XP or do anything else.
I ran a Linux Live disk in the DVD drive and it booted up, showing the hard drive partition that indicated XP had been installed. But it wouldn't let me get to that drive or to function in any meaningful way.
So I believe the DVD drive is okay and the hard drive is formatted properly with XP installed.
How do I get it to progress beyond the blinking cursor?
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Good evening, jfriendly39, welcome to GeeksToGo! :thumbsup:

I suggest that you print or write down the procedures below, as at certain times need to do the procedures without the use of the Internet.

Try pressing simultaneously the keys ctrl + alt + del on your keyboard and see if the managed task appears. If appears, click File > New Task (Run), type explorer.exe and press enter.

If this option does not work, no option to start in safe mode? Restart the computer, and so it appears the black screen (POST), press F8 until you see the option. Appearing,click start, run, type cmd and press enter. Type chkdsk /r /f to acknowledge what is asked, restart the computer and let checkdisk run.

If this option is not available, return the CD to repair, choosing the "R". In the recovery console (command prompt), type chkdsk /r /f to acknowledge what is asked and let the computer run checkdisck. If you are wondering whether to restart the computer, do so.

I'm waiting. hugs :)

Edited by Djoni Filho, 25 May 2012 - 05:48 PM.

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