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#1 Patrickj64


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Posted 01 September 2015 - 02:48 PM

I have a toshiba satilite and when I try to boot it up I get a black screen with a wight blinking cursor in the top left corner can't do anything from this screen what do I need to do to fix this and get my computer working again

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#2 czarboom


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Posted 03 September 2015 - 12:41 AM



First off is your monitor coming on at all?  Do you get a cursor or anything on the screen?  Is the screen glowing a bit (turn off lights in room, should be black but lit up)


Does BIOS come up at all?  Meaing when you turn on the computer do you get anything at all?  Try turning off your computer.  Turn it back on and right away keep hitting F12 or F2  (different models have different BIOS start keys)  Also ESC or F1 for some 5xxx versions. 


This should either drop you into BIOS or the Boot Option menu. 


You can try a few things here. 

1. If you have it, then use the recovery disk to allow the OS to boot and repair itself.

2. Dont have a CD/DVD drive?   Then use a USB and mount the recovery/ boot disk to the USB plug it in, turn off computer and try it again, this time select Boot from USB.

3. Dont have a program at all?  I use Kaspersky Rescue Disc.  You can get it here.  Just follow the directions and use the DVD or USB to boot your computer up.  It will also try to fix it as well.  IF that does not work here are some links to similar solutions to the same issues.

Toshiba Install Issues Solved

How to access BIOS in Toshiba

Toshiba Black Screen at Startup


If the future it helps if you provide the following details:

  • What you were doing before it stopped working
  • Version of Computer, OS, and any other info you can give
  • Things you have tried

Those just make it easier for someone to help without having the computer in front of them.


Hope that helps



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