My parents have a Toshiba Satellite laptop running on Vista Home Premium(32bit). I am told the laptop was hit in the right lower corner by a hand. I was asked to help get it working again.
I did a power drain, twice. I have also tried booting into safe mode and using the Last Good Config option.
Safe mode hung up on a file and proceeded to show me how pretty it's blue screen of death is. The other option just sits at the screen with the green bar going back and forth and then a black screen with a white cursor in the center.
Ok I pulled the HDD and placed it in a USB enclosure. I plugged it into the same computer and managed to complete the startup repair. I tried to boot via USB memory but to no avail. The HDD is now back in the computer like before and the only boot option that doesn't revert to a black screen is Safe Mode with Command Prompt.
I do not have a system restore point so trying a restore is useless.
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