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Laptop, not booting to windows. Black Screen.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Saberwing_Ca, Jan 16, 2009.

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  1. Saberwing_Ca

    Saberwing_Ca Thread Starter

    Mar 15, 2002
    Hey all, I have an old Toshiba A30 Laptop.

    What works: Bios and boot selection.

    When I turn it on it goes past the Toshiba screen then goes black and does not continue to the windows load screen. Now...if I go into boot selection and select the hard drive (which I did try changing to boot #1) it gives me a SMART failure replace and backup data error and then lets me continue and boot to windows fine. Same if I do a boot to Cd-Rom, it will boot the cdrom then boot to the hard drive after. I've looked through the bios many times and cant find anything...theres very limited options, cant even turn off SMART.

    I have been attempting to repair bad sectors on the hard drive when Hiren's Boot CD. It usually locks up. Is there anything I can do to get the Hard Drive to boot correctly or should I be replacing the hard drive?

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