Posted 03 June 2012 - 04:18 PM
From what little you described, the system makes it through the POST but is hanging up while Windows is trying to load. Please provide the Toshiba Satellite model number and any additional info you have on it in the next reply. Also, what was new or different since the last time everything worked properly. That will let us know what were are up against.
In order to get to the advanced menu options, you should start tapping the F8 key right when Windows starts, usually right after the computer shows you all the equipment , memory, etc installed on your computer, if you start lightly tapping the F8 key you will usually be able to get to the advance menu options. If it doesn't work the first time try a second or a third time.
If you can get to Advance Menu Options, select Last Known Good Configuration, and see if that gets you to a Desktop. If not boot back to Advanced Menu Options and try selecting Repair your computer if available. If you can get to the Advance Menu Options then post your status in as much detail as possible. You can do a lot from Safe Mode to repair a computer.
If you can't get to Advance Menu Options, insert a know good Windows 7 rescue or installation disk in the CD drive and reboot. Tap F12 as the system goes through the POST, and you should get a Boot Menu. Select the CD drive and system should boot up from the CD. If the system will not boot off the CD, then the CD is not a good boot disk, or the laptops got a hardware problem.
Let us know , in detail, how it goes.
Hope this helps