Satellite A300 will not get before the start screen

Hi all

had a problem with a laptop A300 about 2 to 2.5 years old. I just installed windows 7 prof and it worked fine for about 3 days and then all of a sudden it blocked start.

He gets to the toshiba start screen and then reboots. He doesn't even try to start windows. You can go into the bios and make changes, etc., you can not press f8 to load in safe mode, only it does not even come to that.
You can press f12 and raise the start menu and try to boot from the CD but this new fact not work and it just restarts again

I don't know how else to troubleshoot it. I don't think it's a motherboard problem can you enter the bios.
It could be a HARD drive problem, but then I thought it would have gave you a warning message of any (no available boot device) and you can see the HARD drive in the bios and would have thought that it would have started at least on a CD.

The only things I can think about are drive problem HARD for the problem RAM or motherboard problem.
I think install win 7 to 3 days there is just a huge coincidence?

Any help would be great. Thank you


Hi hitenkacha,

Hmm... Which is really strange, if the laptop restarts after the Toshiba start screen but it doesn t happen if you go into the BIOS or boot menu...
So, if you go into the BIOS and wait a few minutes, he doesn t restart?

Yet one thing would be interesting to know: what happens if you try to boot from the recovery disk Toshiba? Generally, it should still possible to boot from this drive if it s ok.

Check this box!

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