Toshiba laptop won't boot past bios

October 22, 2011 at 17:52:12
Specs: Windows 7/Linux, 2GB
Hi,

I have a toshiba netbook nb305 with linux and windows 7 installed on my netbook. Recently I changed the power settings to never go to sleep and since then I notice it won't boot up. I did this in Windows which is why I think it is a Windows issue. Normally it would boot up to grub for me to choose which OS to boot, but now all I get is a blinking cursor on a black screen.

I have tried booting without the battery, on some forums I've seen people say pressing 0 gets to recovery but that doesn't seem to work for me. And being a netbook I don't have a dvd drive to use something to boot off, so I was wondering if there is something I could install onto a usb to boot and fix all of this. But I'm running out of ideas. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks


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#1
October 23, 2011 at 04:28:54
you can create a boot disk for linux or win 7, then run the repair..try win 7 first.
i doubt its a power setting error though, if its shutting down and only booting too a black screen its sounds like a boot
sector issue, use win 7 boot usb and runa repair, then try linux.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#2
October 23, 2011 at 19:49:34
If not, then run the hard drive utility from the hard drive mfg to test your hard drive. While you are at it, run Memtest86 first, since memory errors may mislead the hard drive test.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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