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Hello sir,can you please explain what you mean by "Re-parsing"
also how did you do that?
I was checking the drive with dskchk
you mean chkdsk (check disk command)?
sorry chkdsk. it said it was copping and replacing bad segments and a lot of them!
OK so after that you restarted the system and it went to blinking cursor am i correct
Yes, that's all it does.
I've tried Hiren's boot disk and can load the dos portion but mini xp won'y load.
OK it seems the hard drive is not functioning any more we can check that.do you have recovery disc/operating system disc?
operating disk. win7
when I try to install windows it says the HD is incompatable. in the Bios
OK can you access the BIOS now
now it just flashes in the upper left corner, black screen and no bios prompt
please do the following
Turn off the laptop completely and disconnect the AC adapter. Remove the battery and press and hold the power button for about 60 seconds. Releases the button insert the battery back in. now plug the adapter back and turn on the computer. See if you can get to bios
let me know the status after you have completed that step
you mean booting to windows or bios?
lol neither just flashing curcor
can you see the Toshiba start-up screen when you turn on the laptop
I'm still waiting for the logo that when it says press f2 .......still waiting.
it should have shown immediately after the laptop is turned on
restart and check once again
Still waiting for the f2 prompt.
no just a flashing cursor on a black screen.
OK please do the following.Turn off the laptop wait for 5 seconds then turn it on then immediately press F2 key repeatedly (do not wait for the logo) and see if that open the BIOS
did you press the F2 key immediately after you turned on the laptop or are you waiting for the F2 prompt?
i didnt get you sir you mean constantly waiting for the F2 prompt ?
constantly pressing the f2 key
OK then turn off the laptop and then unplug the power cable remove the battery
Can you find the hard drive bay on the bottom of the laptop like this
Ive been there.
can you please remove the hard drive from the hard drive bay ?
now plug in the power cable and turn on the laptop and immediately press F2 key
k got bios!
hdd not installed
that means the hard drive is not functioning and blocking the bios to open.please go to exit menu then select load default settings
then select save and exit which will restart the PC
then turn off the laptop and let me know
Splash screen but no HHD. Finally a boot menu. No HHd listed only cd/cvc
ok its off
Remove the power adapter then insert the hard drive back in the bay, then insert the battery back in then plug in the power adapter and turn on the laptop then press F2 and see if you can access the bios
cursor stopped flashing
Did you press f2 when you turned on the laptop to access the bios
OK one last try please insert the operating system disc (windows 7) then turn off the system and wait for 5 seconds then turn it on immediately press the F12 key repeatedly
did you get a boot device list which shows CD/DVD drive,Hard driver etc?
I got the f12 prompt while pushing the key. Now the cursor stopped flashinh on a blank screen.
did you get a boot device list which shows CD/DVD drive,Hard driver etc when you pressed the F12 key
did not advance from there . cursor frozen.
cd/dvd is spinning
got it!! s
no hdd just cd/dvd
select CD/DVD and press enter
if it shows a message to press any key please press a key
did you get a language selection screen?
not yet still windows logo
now only the pointer
wait for 3 min and see if there is any change
just the cursor. hdd light flashing very slowly
i believe the hard drive is not functioning properly you need to replace it and then use the operating system disc to re-install windows 7.Is this laptop still under warranty
OK do you know how to re-install windows 7 using the disc ?
been doing it for years
OK then you need to replace the drive and then you need to install windows 7.i believe the hard drive that came with the laptop is 500GB
correct. thats what i was afraid of,
new 500GB will starts from 50$
Is there any thing else you like to know sir
.How big should I create the partition for the operating system
do you install all the application in the operating system partition?
For operating system and windows update itself i suggest you create 100 or 120GB partition
also do disc clean up once or twice in a month
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