Satellite L350 - D 215 black screen with blinking cursor
Satellite L350-D 215 black with cursor flashing screen - it worked fine said he had to restart and that's what happened, I can't in windows allows any single me in bios and Boot Manager.
I am looking for help to solve this problem. I don't know what went wrong, my warranty runs out on December 26, 2010 so if I can't fix it myself can I have return to toshiba to fix. I'm at a loss as to how to solve this problem, I have no disk for laptop recovery.
I tried the fix when you remove the battery and press the power button to 30 seconds doesn't not work, also tried leaving a few hours without battery and tried plugging in to power same, toshiba screen and only boot in the bios etc usually let HDD boot in windows only in black screen and blinking cursor.
Any help much appreciated. I saw the restoration of disks for £9.95 on a Web site for the machine so don't know what to do... totally empty.
I agree with Akuma.
Blinking cursor means that the Windows OS can not be loaded / booted up.
You need to reinstall new OS.
If you have a Microsoft windows CD you can use this disk to reinstall the operating system. The necessary drivers can be downloaded from the Toshiba page.
Otherwise, you would need order a recovery disc Toshiba from here:
Im hoping someone out there might be able to help me fix my laptop.
Ive read a few posts, but not sure they can help me.
When I swicth on my Tecra M2, I just end up with a black screen with blinking cursor top-left, or I get a screen filled with a mix of 0 and 1.
Sometimes the home TOSHIBA screen appears with the boot options, other times it doesn't.
I can't boot from a CD and it does not start on the HARD drive. Ive took the HARD drive on and the CDROM outside but it does the same thing that suggests to me that its does not get via the BIOS as far as the boot sequence.
This sounds like failure of the BIOS for you and you know a way to fix it? Ive tried to take the battery, turn off and start again, but the same thing happens.
Any advice would be appreicated.
The cursor blinking in the upper left corner is known to me.
I got a same problem or question may be similar.
My laptop (from another manufacturer) didn t start but only the cursor appeared.
In my case, the HARD drive was dead, and the operating system could not be loaded.
In your case, the HARD drive may be dead, but usually the laptop must be able to boot from the CD/DVD drive so I m wondering why you are not able to boot from the disk
However, the first of all what you need to check if the HARD drive is listed and recognized by the BIOS.
Press ESC, then F1 to access the BIOS.
You can also set the BIOS to default settings too.
If the HARD drive is not recognized, you should replace the HARD disk.
my screen said to check the file system on D the type of file system is NTFS volume lable in recovery, one of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You can cancel the disk check, but it is strongly recommended that you continue. Window to check the disk, then there a blue screen that says it was shut down to avoid damage and that a crucial thread in the system operation is released or terminated and to check the hardware or software that can be installed properly, then he did a crashdump and completed it. then he went to a black screen with a cursor of Charlotte on top and that's all he does now when I turn on the right after Gateway logo, he goes to this black screen with blinking cursor. What anddo which has happened, I hope or is this a lost cause? Help, please!
No saving necessary data and re-installing Windows Vista might be the best option, but here
are a few others.
You can save your files by putting the drive in another computer as a 2nd disk (best) or external
Drive USB enclosure and then backup to removable media such as CD, DVD or other USB drives.
Of course a real store of the computer or the manufacturer of your system can help to recover the files.
Or you can use a boot Ubuntu CD to back up data.
Use Ubuntu Live CD to backup files from your Windows computer dead
You can access Mode safe? Repeatedly press F8 as you start? If yes you can try Control Panel - device
Manager - graphics card - Double click on - driver tab - click on UPDATE driver - then right click
on devices and UNINSTALL - REBOOT.
A method to try to get to the desktop (try in normal Windows Mode without failure) is CTRL +.
ALT + DELETE - Manager tasks and tab process EXPLORER.exe and COMPLETE the PROCESS on this subject - and then
on the Applications tab - lower right - new task - type in EXPLORER.exe. Safe mode is available by
repeatedly tapping F8 as you start. CTRL + SHIFT + ESC also begins the Task Manager.
First check this thread in case it is simple and if not to come back to this thread.
Black screen problems are extremely difficult to repair and all patch is usually on a base hit or miss.
That there is no information on a black screen as it is on a blue screen just adds to the
Difficulty. Often using a restore point or Startup Repair will have no effect. You can try a
Google to see the proposed repairs, whom some have worked however these cover a wide
Here's a video of one of them.
You have a Vista disk? You can try restoring the system to it. If you don't have the disks your
system manufacturer will sell them at low prices. Or try in safe mode if you can get there.
How to make a Vista system restore
You can create a recovery disc or use someone even version (making the system restore it)
must be bootable).
How to create a Vista recovery disk
These require the correct Vista discs since you can not start safe mode.
Try the Startup Repair tool-
This tells you how to access the System Recovery Options and/or with a Vista disk
Try recovery options Startup Repair
How to do a startup repair
Here are a few Google searches where many have found different solutions:
Vista black screen - check that a 1st
Vista black screen Solution
Vista black screen Fix
If necessary and you can access all ordinary Windows.
You can try an In-Place Upgrade (hopefully save programs and data) or a repair installation
(if all goes well, the data records and need to reinstall programs). Be sure to do a good backup or three.
You can use another DVD that aren't copy protected but you you need to own
If nothing works, you can make a repair facility that must save the data but you will need to
Reinstall the programs. This also requires correct Vista disks especially for OEM versions. You will be
need to know your product Code.
This tells you how to access the System Recovery Options and/or a Vista DVD
How to perform a repair for Vista Installation
Another method that works sometimes: at the command prompt, type of Vista startup disk:
(a line type or copy and paste one line at a time and hit enter - enter a bracket)
CD c:\Windows\System32\winevt (there is a space between cd and C :)
Ren LogsOLD Logs (there are spaces between ren and newspapers and Logsold)
I hope this helps.
So today I started my computer normally and I was doing my normal activities for about 5 minutes before my computer automatically shut down and restarted. After the flash blue HP screen, it goes to a black screen with a cursor blinking in the upper left. If I tap Ctrl + Alt + Delete it just goes back through projection and the black screen again.
The only options on the splash screen that works are the program installation, diagnosis and menu start. For some reason, hit F11 to restore the system does nothing and it will pass just to the black screen. Another strange note is that simply type the power button it will stop, I don't need to keep it.
To the extent the why in this case, the only reasonable explanation would be that I had a virus. Malwarebytes was telling me "svchost.exe" meant any activity suspected and I did a complete analysis of the system yesterday, he finds and supposed to be deleted the svchost.exe and I did a reboot. After reboot, it came to a black screen and proceeded to do some sort of check disk or something. After that, it was fine, but I closed it down last night and this morning, the question arose.
I'm not really good with computers, I went into the BIOS and tried to restore the default values. As far as I know he recognizes the hard disk. Verification of diagnosis completed without finding any problems. I removed all USB devices and it always goes to the black screen.
I am running Windows 7 64 bit. I have no recovery disks.
If anyone has knowledge or they can share advice, it would be much appreciated.
Boot from the new rescue CD, select repair your computer and choose the command line. When this charge, enter the following commands and press on enter after everyone – including spaces as shown.
BCD attrib s h - r
Ren c:\boot\bcd BCD.old
Remove the rescue CD and try to restart now.
DP - K
I followed the recommendation to disable startup secure in the Bios then move the UEFI Bios to the CSM. But when I go to set up what I see is a black screen with a stable cursor in it. And it doesn t go in the Bios.
The black screen remains.
I turn off the laptop and once again now, but I still have a black screen with a cursor that is stable and that s it.
It's like that and it doesn t go to windows even go into the Bios, I can t.
What should I do?
After the passage of the CSM and disabling secure boot UEFI mode, you will not be able to boot from the HARD disk as the installation of Windows 8 requires secure boot and the mode of the UEFI.
Now you can boot from the disc or other media bootable (USB flash key) to install the Windows 7 system.
I guess you've made these changes installed Windows 7. Right?
By the way: what model of laptop you have exactly?
My new Satellite A660-10W sometimes (not always), when turned on, boots up to a black screen with a flashing cursor in the top left. If I stop by pressing the power button, it stops immediately. I then wait a few seconds and press the power button again and then it usually starts very well.
Could it be updated during this process and I'll be more patient (usually wait a few minutes) before shutting down when this happens?
Usually something like that shouldn't happen. Satellite A660 is no different from all the other models and OS must be loaded shortly after Toshiba welcome screen appears.
Do you use your laptop with factory settings or you have changed something?
Today, I tried turing on my laptop its a G56. and the hp logo came after that I got a black screen with a white cursor blinking. now I tried the hard reset which did not work, there is no blinking lights. I also tested the hard drive and memory and everything this past. Also I have tride f11 system recovery and does nothing just a black screen again. a friend of mine also has the same laptop right, I tried to Exchange hard drives to see maybe if it was my computer but its hard disk works fine on my comp. and then I put my hard drive into his computer and made the exact same thing, black screen with the white cursor. I don't know whats going on. PLEASE HELP ME!
If you do not, use another PC to create a rescue CD Windows 7. Download the ISO relevant among the links below. If you are not sure of the version, the product page for your laptop shows it was delivered with the 64-bit version, so try first.
You must use an app like ImgBurn to burn the ISO to a CD - a guide on the use of ImgBurn to write an ISO on a disc is here. One time created, or if you already have this, insert the rescue CD in Notepad and restart at the start of it. Select repair your computer and choose the command prompt. When this charge, enter the following commands and press on enter after everyone – including spaces as shown.
BCD attrib s h - r
Ren c:\boot\bcd BCD.old
Remove the rescue CD and try to restart the laptop.
Let me know how it goes and if there are still errors, include them with your next post.
DP - K
OK, so this is going to sound familiar.
I was on my computer when (it seems that windows update force rebooted my system) my computer rebooted in the middle of doing me stuff, got the windows stop screen. When it restarts I got was a black screen with a blinking cursor. The only options on the splash screen that works are the program installation, diagnosis and menu start. For some reason, hit F11 to restore the system does nothing and it will pass just to the black screen. Another strange note is that simply type the power button it will stop, I don't need to keep it.
(1) I went into the bios and restored the default values.
(2) I called they sent me a microsoft repair disc.
(3) I tried the Startup Repair, which would have finished enough instantly and tell me that no problem has been detected and if I recently fixed a device, remove and restart. Everything is attached are the mouse/keyboard factory.
(4) I've tried many system restore points and they all failed. nothing has worked and all generated the error: (0x800700b7)
(5) I made this
BCD attrib s h - r
Ren c:\boot\bcd BCD.old
When the pc still doesn't load, I put the repair back disc in and got an error message windows boot files where invalid and had the ability to repair and restart or cancel. After trying blaze these and try several BCD I built always get the same flashing cursor.
(6) I reloaded windows on a separate hard drive and scanned all viruses, checked the drive to see if there was even loaded windows (out of curiosity because nothing works)
(7) so everything is saved, but I have 5 years of programming, I don't want to lose or reload due to the download time.
Is there anything I can try that will work?
Windows 7 64 bit
HP Pavilion AMD phenom processor 4 cores.
motherboard, power supply, gpu, amd chip, all works with a different hard drive, but I really really really don't want a fresh reload
Original title: my netbook will not start
It allows me to go to the start menu, I believe it is called where you can set the boot priority, and then quickly goes to a black screen with a blinking cursor. It's a net book so he came with no boot CD and don't have I not a cd player
Please read the articles I linked in my previous post, in particular KB314503
So my friend told me that his PC was not working. When you press the power button on the pc, the screen of the Dell BIOS load but instead of starting then Vista it shows just a black screen with a blinking cursor. Still, the BIOS detects the hard drive and has the ability to boot from it, but it just that again. I tried the recovery disk windows, and when you click on the "Repair" option when it loaded usually shows a list of the operating systems installed and their hard drives. There is no listed on the Vista recovery cd. Manually, you can browse and find the partition from the OS than its sequel, and clearly see the windows directories. It all simply not start, nor let the recovery disk to fix it because the operating system is not detected. I plugged the hard drive on my pc with the same results. Then I started my Win 7 and Explorer, disks and partitions are once again still visible with the appropriate directories. Windows says the drive is working properly and has no file system errors. When viewing in the hardware Manager, he says it's healthy (primary, active partition). My hard drive working correctly says healthy (boot, pagefile, primary partition). Why used it boot and why the recovery disk not recognize the operating system and how can I fix it or do I need to format and reinstall vista?
You can try the troubleshooting provided in the link below steps to fix the problem.
Windows Vista or Windows 7 unbootable, and the Startup Repair tool does not resolve the problem
Hi, I have a toshiba satellite with Vista home, he stopped last Sunday, when I turn it on, start it start sbooting normally but then I get a black screen with cursor and is not go further. I tried last good known, tired, safe mode, I have same TOSHIBA recovery disk and does not either, when I boot from the CD, it seems that it is loading files, then the yellow bar on the work screen appears, but then I get the black screen with cursor, nothing after that.
I took out HD and a Sata drive via the usb port to connect to my HP laptop. I was able to open the F and G, but C drive (where the OS is installed which has changed the letter e) could not open, he told me I need to format it.
I have the original recovery disk for Toshiba, which works when the hard drive is not in the Toshiba, but when I put the hard drive back, I never the option where it asks me to repair or reinstall all.
is it possible that I can use my laptop HP after the toshiba drive connected via USB, to repair the toshiba C partition (which is called E)?
There are more than 2 weeks worth of work that are not backed up, and I wouldn't lose. Help, please.
This seems like a hard disk failure. You must get in touch with Toshiba to get help.
Hello, whenever I turn on my HP G60-635DX laptop, I get a black screen with the blinking cursor right. I am running Windows 7 64 bit and I tried to do a system recovery using Recovery CD that I bought online, but the computer will not get past the blank screen. I tried to click on the F11 key but nothing happens. How can I find the computer to the factory settings using the recovery CD if I'm unable to go beyond the white screen with the blinking cursor? Here are the specifications of product for my mobile http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02033074
OK, try the following.
Boot from the rescue again CD, select repair your computer and choose the command prompt. When this charge, enter the following commands and press on enter after everyone – including spaces as shown.
BCD attrib s h - r
Ren c:\boot\bcd BCD.old
Remove the rescue CD and try to restart the laptop.
DP - K
My Dell Inspiron has recently crashed after installing the last "update automatically", and I had to do a full install of Win 7 OS from a disk Dell provided. I had to go as far as deleting all partitions to get the Win 7 OS to install. Once which was completed, I then tried to do a full system restore using my NTI Backup Now EZ 320 on a Toshiba Canvio 2.0. When he is finished with the restoration, I disconnected the HD and restarted my system... as stated. The system has rebooted and returned to the top with a black screen with a blinking cursor. What happened to the EZ installation?
Any help would be appreciated.
You will need to contact support for this product.
Here are a few links.
NTI - Support - official website:
NTI FAQ - Official Site:
8/7, the following updates have been installed correctly:
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 and the .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update (KB951847) x 86
Update definition for Windows Defender - KB915597 (definition 1.63.1021.0)
Following this installation, the display resolution has been reset to be very low. When you try to reset the resolution, I was alerted to a driver problem, so tried installing this in vain (below error code)
Intel Corporation - display - Intel (r) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family
Error details: Code 800703E3
After that, he went to sleep the computer, but was unable to select 'sleep' (it is grayed out) but the stop keys option indicates that the updates were ready to install so I stop thinking which may help. It was last night. This morning, the computer was on, seen the screen DELL, then a black screen with flashing white cursor in the upper left corner. I tried ctrl-alt-del, got the dell screen appears again, then black screen. I tried ctrl-alt-del, thinking I could try one of the options key F at this time, but he won't even go to this point, the dell blank screen just screen.
Any ideas would be very appreciated! It is the second major problem that I had recently after updates vista install (the last time I temporarily lost access to all my files, because they were placed under a temporary user account that had been created!)
You try to borrow the Vista DVD to any of your friends and do a repair (inplace upgrade) it might help you solve the problem.
All the best,
the screen while starting up is black with the cursor display white mouse - but won't start
the computer is only 3 months with windows 8
Please help me
You mean underscore flashing/blinking in the upper left corner?
It is above all an indicator of malfunction of the HARD drive.
In your case, I recommend contacting the Toshiba authorised service provider because the laptop is 3 months old. In this case the warranty is still valid and you must have it repaired for free.
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