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You would need a blank CD and a working PC that you can use to burn the CD. Then you can boot from that CD and access the hard drive (if the hard drive is still working correctly) and save any files you need to a flash drive.
I have mixed results when trying to boot from a flash drive. But theory is, yes you can boot from a flash drive.
Not Windows 7, you would be booting from a PE program where you can access the hard drive.
Download the below program, I'm uploading the PE iso now to Dropbox will send it to you once that is done.
ISO to USB https://www.dropbox.com/s/auihpgcnbyr5ij8/isotousb_setup.exe?dl=0
Sounds like a reinstall would be the best step to take, what's the brand of the device? There maybe a recovery partition to boot into.
Here is the link for the PE download https://www.dropbox.com/s/fmd2m0i2gg2j0hp/Win7PE_x64.ISO?dl=0 that you'll need to burn to a CD. Once files are recovered below is how to restore it to factory default.
Note: the below will wipe everything, you need to recover files before you do the below steps.To reset a Toshiba laptop to factory settings from the hidden partition, press on the zero key when turning on the laptop computer.
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