Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:42 PM
First and foremost, I would like to thank you for taking the time to read this. Anyhow, a friend of mine has a Toshiba Satellite p205 laptop running windows Vista Home Premium. Within a 4 week span she has found the use of her laptop impossible. The symptoms are as follows:
- The laptop powers on and off normally, and will display a black screen with the options to hit f12 and f2 to configure settings. If allowed to run, it will continue to the Windows loading screen. However, it will simply freeze after it loads to a black screen with the mouse cursor (which is still able to move). Other times it will show a black screen with a lot of text before rapidly flickering to a BSoD, powering down immediately.
- Occasionally, the laptop will prompt to begin a system recovery, reading: "Select an OS to repair and click next." Yet, no operating systems show up in the list and loading drivers reveals nothing is on the computer anymore. Attempting to access the (C:) drive will result in unbearable lag -- to the point where it will freeze.
- Attempting to boot into safe mode is the same as trying to normally boot.
Prior to all this happening, the computer slowed down considerably and would have freezes often. Ctrl+alt+delete would not work and she would be forced to shut down the computer by pressing the power button. If any insight is revealed, that would be great. I will try to provide any additional info if needed.