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Computer Won't Start


Best Answer RKinner , 12 December 2015 - 01:24 PM

If you have the DVD, stick it in and see if it will repair windows. Go to the full post »


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Every time I attempt to turn on my computer, it doesn't start. It shows a black screen (much like a command-line based computer; black screen with a blinking line to type). It gets to the black screen, and everything freezes, and I see 4 small square-like figures at the top of the screen. What does this mean?

 

I should note that I recently opened up the computer with a magnetic screwdriver. Could this be the cause of the problem?

 

It is a Toshiba Satellite C655-S5082

 

Thanks in advance for any help.


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The magnetic screwdriver didn't hurt but odds are you left something disconnected.or you did something worse by removing the heatsink without replacing the thermal paste.  If it won't boot to the PC maker's screen and then in to BIOS/CMOS setup then get out your screwdriver and take it apart again.


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The magnetic screwdriver didn't hurt but odds are you left something disconnected.or you did something worse by removing the heatsink without replacing the thermal paste.  If it won't boot to the PC maker's screen and then in to BIOS/CMOS setup then get out your screwdriver and take it apart again.

Well the odd thing is at first, it did boot correctly and it was fully functional (after I took it apart). I decided to reinstall Windows 7. I was downloading all of the updates, and I restarted the computer. It said "failed to configure Windows, reverting changes, do not turn off your computer). I didn't, and when it restarted itself, that's when the problem started.


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If you have the DVD, stick it in and see if it will repair windows.


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If you have the DVD, stick it in and see if it will repair windows.

I also tried that, but it still would not boot. I ended up pressing F2 at the initial boot screen (where it took me to the boot manager), and messing around with some options in there. I changed how fast the computer boots from normal to fast, and that seemed to have fixed the problem.

 

Thanks for your help!


Edited by 76broadband, 12 December 2015 - 09:33 PM.

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