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Toshiba Laptop L650 with White Dash on a Black Screen

Q: Toshiba Laptop L650 with White Dash on a Black Screen

Last night , I was watching movies on my Laptop, since google chrome wasn't working I used Internet Explorer. I opened task manager and I closed explorer.exe by accident so I shut down the computer. when i restarted it , my laptop was stuck on the white dash on a black screen , i tried reinstalling windows by can't get past the dash after the installation is done. I cant even access Safe mode. Please Help!

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A: Toshiba Laptop L650 with White Dash on a Black Screen

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Please preform a hard drive test using this guide here:

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I have an HP Pavillion dv6000, running with Windows Vista Home Premium.

When I turn on the computer, the HP intro screen turns on but then immediately goes Black with a white flashing dash in the top left screen. I can not access F8, safe mode, etc. I can only access the basic set up menu.

I never received a restore, or a Windows XP disc. Ive come to terms with the fact that I will most likely would lose my files and am willing to do a restore, but I can not get onto the log on screen. Do i need to see a tech? Please be advised I am not tech savvy and just want to get back on to my computer

Any help/links/disc downloads would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

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hey guys

well yesterday i turned off my pc came back to it turned it on it started up for 3 seconds then the screen went black with one white flashing dash at the top left

if i restart it it happens again. I changed my monitor and it still didint work so i know its my hard drive or something

any help would be greatly appreciated



A:Screen goes black with one white flashing dash

anyone have any ideas?

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Hi! Sorry for opening a new thread but this is just so serious and I am so stressed out about it that I didn't have the patience to search if the thread is already open.
I have a black screen and white blinking dash problem. The thing is, I can't even type f2 or f4, or anything whatsoever. It is not reacting at all to the keyboard. It's the second time this is happening in 2 days, every time I turn it off (properly) and try to turn it on, it does that. After a lot of hopeless trying to turn it on or make f2 or f4 work, it just starts working again normally... And now I finally turned it on after I spent the whole morning trying and I'm working on saving all my files, but now I'm scared to turn it off. What do I do?? What is wrong with my computer?

A:Black screen with a blinking white dash

Hi and welcome to TSF when you have reached your desktop please try running these SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker - Windows 7 Help Forums
How to use CHKDSK (Check Disk) | Windows 7 Forums
And yes, do please save your data first.

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My laptop is Lenovo B50-30 20382I tried to enter the bios (fn+f2) but this time didn t work, i tried the next time and the same resultI can use the windows with no problemI don t know what to do, i really need to use the bios, i tried advanced start to enter in uefi settings but nothing. I searched through many forums but i reallt find one solution. To reset the bios by removing the CMOS battery from the motherboard. Is there any solution that i can do without removing the cmos battery?Please help me

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My computer, which was running windows 10 without much issue, is now completely unusable for reasons beyond my comprehension. After bios messages I now only have a blinking white dash on a black screen.

I have tried various repairs, with the windows recovery usb. All automatic repairs fail due to the disk "being locked", so i have tried a few guides which involved bcdboot commands which have failed to fix anything. One command was bcdboot g: which gave an error like failed copying boot files (i forget the exact wording) .

Could some kind soul point me towards a fix, im tearing my hair out! Many thanks!

A:Cant boot at all. Blinking white dash on black screen?

The best fix, for the moment, is a reinstall. It is free and still in the testing stage.

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Hello, I am trying to install Windows XP (because Windows 7 is damn slow) Corporate Edition 64-bit but after the Copying Windows Files setup portion, the setup wants to restart my computer, but after the motherboard logo, I just get the blacnk screen with white dash - if CD is inserted I get "Press any key to boot from CD....." and a white dash at the end with nothing happening. I've searched for a solution everywhere, but I didn't find my case. I have installed XP atleas 20 times on this computer, and I've never had such problem before. I thought it could be because of the 64-bit version, but after trying to install the 32-bit version I have got the same issue, which has never happened before. Windows 7 installs perfectly. I have: removed the CD from the drive; Updated the BIOS to the last version; Tried running in safe mode and nothing helped. My computer specs are: Processor: Intel Pentium DualCore @ 2.80 GHz, 4GB of DDR2 RAM, 650GB HDD SATA2, ATI HD 4770 512MB DDR5 Graphics Card, American Megatrends Inc. 0502 BIOS. I hope there's somebody out there to help me because I really want XP.

A:Black screen with white dash after first portion of Windows Setup?

Seems that Windows XP installation is not detecting or having problems with your SATA2 drive.

Try going to BIOS and Switching the SATA2 drive out of RAID mode if possible see if that helps.

Windows Xp has issues with SATA2 Drives.

Or you may need to slipstream your copy of Xp with sp2 or 3 if your cd is only SP1 for it to recognize and work with SATA drives. Also with SATA drives I believe Windows XP only recognizes 128GB 137GB SATA drives.

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First, i restarted my stupid computer
Then, i got that grub error.
I happily fixed that.
However, when I restarted it again,
I got stuck at black screen with stupid blinkking white dash.
So I use the Recovery Disc thingy
And i clicked that first option.
Then it says, something like
unable to fix it.
Then it says that the stupid missing boot thingy is missing.
Googled for solution.
Tried those command prompt like
Fixmbr or scanos
(it says theres an installation
I typed Y for yes and still,
That boot missing chkdsk thingy still pops up)
Remove hardwares (wait whats a hardware is it those usb thingy?)
Checked the BIOS which I googled again for its meaning.(and yes, it is in order)
But never worked.
So any suggestions or explain with more detail?
Because I have no idea about these computer stuffs.
Help me !

A:Boot missing, stuck at black screen with blinking white dash, and more

GRUB can often corrupt Win7 beyond repair when on the same HD. You may end up having to wipe the HD to reinstall.

Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot - Windows 7 Forums

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Hi, I have a Toshiba laptop (Satellite C850) (using Windows 7), while in use it just shut off and now when I turn it on it will start up to a black screen with a white line in the left hand corner of the screen then after a few seconds it will turn off and then start back up with the same white line and then turn off again and then restart and so on. It will do this and won't stop unless I turn the power button off. How do I fix this?? I have tried leaving it for a long while, I have tried unplugging it and taking the battery out and putting back in and turning it on again, but still no change. I can't get the boot menu up either I have tried pressing f12 and all the f buttons but nothing. I'm not very good at getting computers to work, would someone please be able to help me?

From the day I got this laptop it always had battery problems, it would always say please replace your battery and have an x on the battery sign in the task bar, and now it has gotten to the point where I can only have my laptop on with it plugged into the power cord and it will turn straight off if I shut it down. Could this play a part in what is happening now with it?

I am worried too because all my assignments and work is on my laptop, if I can't get it to start up is there any way I can save all my work that was on it?

I really hope someone can help me, thanks for reading

A:Toshiba laptop won't start up.. Black screen, white line

Did you purchase this new? You indicate you've had issues since day one, so why did you decide to keep it instead of replacing it with a working one?

Anyway, your problem is either a loose connection to the display or an onboard graphics card problem. To troubleshoot, connect your laptop to an external display via the VGA or HDMI out ports. If you can successfully boot into Windows, then it's a guaranteed problem with your laptop display.

Also, can provide a picture of your screen while it's exhibiting this behavior?

To address your last concern, you should be able to remove its internal 2.5" hard drive and install it in a new device (or purchase an adapter) to access your data.

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Hello there,

I have quite a problem with my Laptop Satellite L650-1EQ using Windows 7 Home-edition. A few days ago my Laptop was overheating quite often , i would start playing a video-game and the computer could actually go off after 10 minutes of playing it. I realized that this was getting serious so i stopped using my computer to play games and I decided that i needed to clean it . However i was searching online on how to properly clean my computer and then my screen suddenly goes white, no images, completely white ! I didn't knew what happened and I was quite scared .. I turned the computer off. Next day I turned the computer on too see if it was working , and the computer screen turned fully black , there was no image again , however the power light of the laptop would turn on and i would hear the vents working . I turned off the computer and tried to start it again and the computer started fine , the image appeared and the problems were gone.The computer was now working without any problems. But i knew that the computer had to problem related to the overheating events probably so I took the laptop to computer repair technician . I told him what happened . He used the vacuum cleaner to "clean" the dust from the computer and told me to come back there if the computer kept overheating . I started the computer again when i arrived home , and after like an hour and half the computer screen goes white again however i don't think it overheated because the... Read more

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hello, Hoping you can help

I have a Asus running Windows 7.. recently its been lagging quite a lot..
a week ago I started having issues even just getting to websites like Youtube, and it would freeze up..
I ran a disk cleaner, defragment (which said only 3 % fragmented). I also ran 2 virus scans. both Microsoft Essentials, as well as Malwarebyes cleaner..

last night again I was lagging horribly.. when I checked My Computer. it showed my C Drive was in the Red, and veryyyy near full. Yet my Partitioned D drive showed near empty..

This morning I rebooted the laptop.. as soon as it powered up to show *Asus*. from that screen it goes to a black screen, with a dash. that's all I get..

Ive tried to remove the battery and unplug.. nothing seems to help.. im at a loss. Im hoping to get into the lappy to I can transfer and delete filoes from C drive..

Any help would be greatly appreciated..

?? Is My laptop dead in the water?? or can I fix this..

Tx for your help in advance

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Hi, I am running vista basic in a Toshiba Satellite A215 I was uninstalling firefox when my computer stalled. I tried to reboot, the loading bar came up, after that the screen went black with a mouse cursor arrow. I tried safe mode. Same result. I tried "0 + power" method for factory default. Same result. I dont have the recovery cd. Is there any way to restore factory default without it?  Thanks, RayEdit: Moved topic from Introductions to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Possibly useful, http://forums.toshiba.com/t5/System-Recovery-and-Recovery/Unable-to-restore-laptop-to-factory-settings/td-p/311868 .

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Hello I recently bought a new computer and I am selling my laptop, I have wiped my computer with DBAN and reinstalled windows 7 home, now I know where to get the drivers for the laptop but I just need to know what drivers do I need and what ones I dont, theres 35 drivers found and I doubt I need them all

If someone could help me out on this it would be much appreciated, I currently cant connect my laptop to the internet so have to download to usb and install that way, Thanks in advance for any help

A:Toshiba L650 Laptop Driver Help

I would install network drivers to gain access to internet
enable Device Installation Settings
then run all windows updates, this will install most drivers for you

Have a look at this from step 7 Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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Dear mods, I have noted a faint white dash (about 3 inches) in the middle of my P51 Screen which appeared a couple of days back. It looks somewhat like a stuck/dead pixel case. As possible solutions, I have tried the following : i. Battery Drain for 30 mins, and re-checkii. Disable/Enable the Graphic Card Provided that there are no easy solutions, I wish to know whether the replacement of screen of my product (which is still under warranty) will be covered or not? Regards,B.  

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I have several hours working on laptop that suddenly wont startup OS win 7. When I turn on laptop shows HP main logo (Press "ESC" key to enter start up menu) and after that shows a white dash flashing on the top left corner. I tried system repair disc, but it didnt work. I tried to restore system to an earlier point and didnt work either, it showed an error (0x8000ffff). I tried to restore to factory settings using F11 key but it only shows the white blinking. I already tried everything I found on the internet but no success. Thanks in advance if somebody can help me.

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hi people i have a adven laptop but she i boot it up just goes onto a screen with a flashing dash line in corner of screen

A:flashing white dash line in corner of screen

Go into your BIOS and verify that the hard drive is listed as the first boot device. If it is, it sounds like your mbr is corrupt, or your hard drive is damagedI'm still learning Vista, not quite sure if fixmbr is the same or not. Give yhis a look:http://www.vistaheads.com/forums/microsoft...-mbr-vista.htmlhttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392

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I have a toshiba satellite laptop. During use the screen has started going pure white. The only way to get the display back is to turn it off and back on again. It often flickers. I think it is a connection issue. Is there a way I can check this myself ?
If I plug another monitor into the back when in this state, the other monitor shows the display with no problems, so I don't think it is the video card or motherboard. Any ideas and is it possible to

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Toshiba Satellite Laptop Goes White

It just start doing this, How do I fix this?

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Hello everyone,
I bought my Toshiba L650-11R in 2010 (about 8 years ago) and for that, not so short period of time, I didnt reinstall my OS once. When I bought my laptop and when I started it up for the first time, I remember that some automated setup started and I had windows 7 installed within, maybe about 15 minutes. With my laptop I didn't get any CDs with drivers, so I realized that with this laptop I had preinstalled windows 7. After I checked if I had that hidden partition with HDD recovery but I didn't. Everything I had that I thought is essential is some folder located on C partition (alongside with windows folder, program files folder etc...) called HDDRecovery (8.49 GB) which I assume is needed to start Toshiba HDD Recovery process when is needed.

Few days ago my internal HDD failed and I had to buy new internal HDD for my laptop. Luckily I saved all my files on external HDD including that HDDRecovery folder.
The problem now is that I don't know how to start up this HDDRecovery folder, how to use it. I installed new windows 7 now on this newly bought internal HDD and from my external HDD I copied to my C partition this HDDRecovery folder but I don't know how to start it. I watched tutorials on youtube to shut down laptop and to hold 0, or F1 and to wait for beep sound and to release it after you get that installation screen and I tried that but it didn't work or to press F8 and go to repair your computer option then to Toshiba HDDRecovery but that option doesn't e... Read more

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I just replaced my LCD screen. Now when I'm booting it up, all I get is a white screen. I have an external moniter connected with an HDMI cord, but that moitor is not reading anything also. Any idea what's going on? In case it's important, before replacing the screen, I did see a blue screen pop up. I completely shut down the laptop when that happened, then replaced the screen.

Thanks for your help!!!

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I have an Hp pavilion a1226n desktop computer and shut off the power this morning during a bad storm. I used the regular procedures and shut it down correctly, but when i tried to boot it up earlier this morning, the only thing that comes up is a blank black screen with a flashing white dash in the upper left hand corner. I have already tried to remove reset the BIOS by removing the battery and then later restarting, but it did not help at all. Also, it wont even boot far enough for me to start in safe/real mode. Any suggestions?
Thanks for the help

A:[SOLVED] Boot problem- blank screen flashing white dash

Hi sherm12789 and welcome to TSF

Start up your computer by either tapping the F1, F2, F4, F6, F8, F10, F11, F12, or Delete keys to access the systems BIOS. For the exact information on what key to start up the System BIOS refer back to Original Manufacturer System Documentation.

After getting into the BIOS, look for a page that would have something like, eg. PC Health Screen or System Monitoring Page. When you have found a page similar to this post back what the BIOS says for your temperatures, voltages, and fan speeds.

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Hi there.

I have just turned my Acer Aspire 5735 on and as soon as the logo comes up the screen turn black with a flashing dash in the top left hand corner. I can not get into safe mode, and can not press any F# except for F2 and F12. I have tried everything I have found on google but nothing works.

Please help


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Hi there.

I have just turned my Acer Aspire 5735 on and as soon as the logo comes up the screen turn black with a flashing dash in the top left hand corner. I can not get into safe mode, and can not press any F# except for F2 and F12. I have tried everything I have found on google but nothing works.

Please help

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hp ze4805wm notebook just shows a flashing dash on a black screen, then this message: Windows could not sta rt because the following file is missing or corrupt: <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll. What can I do to resolve this issue?

A:black screen with flashing dash

Hi jsharper,

Check this link out: Black Screen Issues and Troubleshooting

Hope everything works out well for you.

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my screen on my u41-70 laptop flashes black/white when moving the screen up and down (no problem while the screen is stable, but want to fix the problem before it gets really bad) Leif, Norway

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After the Windows 7 swirly color start up, I seem to be frozen on a screen with a white mouse cursor on a blank black screen. Any help/advice would be appreciated at this point. Just let me know the details you need in order to help me.

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What external devices are attached to the system?
System manufacturer and model?

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I've had the laptop for about a year now, and all of the sudden the screen just messes up. I believe it is something internally, because there is no cracks on the outside of the screen. Is there a way that i can fix this??

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When my friend turns on their xp laptop the screen goes white, then black and won't do anything. The cursor is on the screen and looks like it is loading but nothing ever happens.

A:When turning on XP laptop screen goes white, then black

May be caused by a bad hard drive...

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I just recently rid my laptop of viruses with the help of boopme. However, I'm having some issues when starting it up. 3 things will either happen:
1)Stay stuck at the "Compaq" screen
2)Go passed the "Compaq" screen but then to a black screen with a blinking dash at the top left corner (If I wait long enough, like 3 long minutes, Windows 7 will eventually start up.)
3)Or go passed the "Compaq" screen, to the black screen with dash, but eventually instead of starting up, it will say something like "Operating system not found"

A:When I restart, it still goes to the black screen with the dash for like 3 full minutes

System manufacturer and model?


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I have a Sony Vaio laptop with an upgrade to windows 7 from vista. Yesterday my computer was really slow so I reset it to try and speed it up. I got passed the Vaio screen but then came the black screen with the blinking dash on the top right corner. The only thing I can enter is BIOS with F2 nothing else works. I can't enter safe mode or anything else. I've tried a few things, but nothing works.

1. Reseting default values in BIOS
2. Removing everything but internal Hard Drive in boot menu.

I have a windows & start up disc

3. Ran Startup Repair: Says couldn't detect a problem if recently attached device then remove it. ( Nothings Connected)
4. System restore ( was successfull but still no go)
5. Ran chkdsk & chkdsk/r from command prompt option

I also contacted Sony Support and with the 15 minutes alotted

6. Reseated memory

I just want to be able to get into the computer one more time so I can transfer my music and some other important files to my External Hard Drive. Please HELP!!! Any help is GREATLY appreciated.

A:Solved: Black screen & Blinking dash on Startup

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Our Toshiba laptop screen keeps going black, you turn it on, it is very light then it goes black. Any ideas?

A:Toshiba laptop screen keeps going black

LCD display's inverter is going bad or the LCD display itself is bad. A major repair. Take it to a good laptop repair person

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this problem started just a couple of hours ago....once i turn on my laptop my whole screen goes black..i can hear the starting sound but i can see anything..any help will be much appreciated..by the way is a toshiba satellite.
thank you for your help

A:black screen on toshiba laptop

Hi, and welcome to TSG.

hegama58 said:

once i turn on my laptop my whole screen goes black..pClick to expand...

Does it light up and then go black right away or does it just stay black?

When viewed in a darkened room, do you see a faint glow around the edges of the screen or is it all dark?

If it is all dark, shine a strong light on the screen once it sounds like it has completed the normal boot up. Do you see a faint version of what you normally see?

Does the laptop have an external monitor jack and do you have a monitor you can use for testing

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Hi all

I have a Toshiba Satelite A80 running Windows XP and it's almost 4 years old. Last night I was working on it and put it aside for about 10 minutes. IE was freezing a bit, but I used the task manager to close some windows and it seemed to be okay.

When I looked up the screen had gone black. I assumed that it was hibernating but when I tried to get the screen to come up again nothing happened. I pressed the on/off switch to boot it up again and the screen remained black, even though I could hear the fan and usual noises it makes when it boots up. However, none of the lights that usually come on work anymore (e.g., wireless button light) with the exception of the power light.

I tried all kinds of things to check if it was the power supply (removing battery and running normal power, holding down on button for 20 seconds and reconnecting power) and nothing changed. I also tried connecting it to an external monitor today and the screen remains black.

There is about 50 hours worth of recent grad school work on the hard drive and I am pretty desperate to access it. As long as I can get the data, I don't care if I use the laptop again. I've had consistent problems with the CD/DVD drive (apparantly common in Toshibas) over the last 18 months so I was considering getting a new one.

Can anyone suggest what might have caused this and what my chances are accessing a couple of files? I have had no error messages or beeps or anything - just a black screen. I also... Read more

A:Toshiba laptop with black screen - please help

There is a method I use of getting data from a failed laptop's hard disk; but, if you are in a hurry, you had best take the laptop to a shop that can do it for you because the method requires access to a desktop computer and an adapter that usually isn't sold in local stores.


You use the adapter to connect the laptop's hard disk internally to a desktop computer and then simply copy the data from one disk to another. You could also use an external laptop drive enclosure with USB interface; but, that is more expensive and less reliable.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite L50-A-1EH laptop. My laptop starts but the screen keeps black. The light of my Caps-Lock and Num-Lock doesn't work but normally it works. I think it doesn't work because my laptop has a black screen. I tried the method with unplugging the battery and holding the power button for 30 seconds and the method worked the first 2 time but now the method doesn't work. I also tried an external monitor but that didn't work. Can someone help me please? Here are my laptop specs:
250GB hard drive (the original is 500GB)
Nvidia GeForce GT 740M
Intel Core I7-4700MQ

Sorry for my bad English.

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Help. I tried to boot up mylaptop and the screen stays black. The Toshiba logo screen came on. And the Windows screen came on. I have Windows XP home edition. Then the screen went black when it should have gone to my desktop wallpaper. All the sounds came on as if it was booting up. When I push the keys I hear this "blop" sound for lack of another word that is the best way I can describe it. What has happened.?

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my laptop is showing red green blue black white screen on startup and wingdow is not working

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We have an acer aspire one laptop, I'm not sure about the model #
But anyway, the screen 'cracked' I guess and now it's showing all these weird colors in a strange pattern along the cracks.
When turned on, it looks very similar to this:

Is it just a broken screen or will some of the hardware need to be replaced?
I don't know what steps to take next to fix it or if it even can be fixed.
Any help would be appreciated and thanks!

A:Is my laptop repairable? Broken screen showing black/white?

That's likely to be just the screen.

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My Pavilion dv6 laptop is locked-up with a white screen and a black leaf displaed on the lower right corner of the screen. Can anyone help. Please e-mail me at [personal information removed]. Thank you.

A:hp laptop white screen with black leaf on lower right corner

My HP laptop has the same problem, can anyone help? Thanks

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I have this problem that when i boot my computer the acer logo appears and then it goes to a screen that have some text on it and then it continues to a black screen with a blinking dash pn the upper left corner. I dont actually know what the problem is and I am hoping that someone could help me.

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I regularly use my Laptop Lenovo Y560i from last 2 years but today when i tried to start it shows a logo of lenovo and then goes black with white line blinking on the top of the left corner i kept it turn on for more then 2 hours but nothing happens please someone suggest me what can i do?

A:My laptop's screen is gone black with a white line blinking on the top left corner

Hi, and welcome to TSF.

Firstly: try to boot in Safe mode ( Press F8 during startup and select safemode) Does it boot normaly now?

Also: when pressing F8 during startup you could also get the option to "Repair your computer". Click that and go to startup repair.

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I bought a second hand old toshiba satellite l300 laptop from a garage sale because i was planning to use it for downloading it was a vista home premium so i updated it to windows 7 ultimate the problem is when i open it after upgrading (after few minutes) it freezes to white, blue or black screen. I rebooted it several times the same result happens.

I tried using it own safe mode but I don't experience the same problem, i just want to know what could be the possible reason for this to occur.

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A friend of mine has asked me to repair his laptop as it is experiencing the BlackScreenOfDeath. I've tried entering cmd with ctrl+alt+del but to no avail. I've also tried the sticky keys method, this also didn't work. I've tried about every option on the f8 repair menu.

I've also tried reinstalling windows on his computer with a USb that does in fact work on other systems. The windows installation stalls on the setup is starting.

At that point, I'm able to get a window open using shift+f10 but when I try using diskpart, nothing happens and it displays a message saying MINWINPC. I've also seen a few people online claiming you can use bootrec.exe but when I run >bootrec.exe/FixBoot I'm told no drivers are loaded, then 0 windows installations are found.

I've tried booting a bootable linux usb but it stalls on a black screen also.

Is this a sign of a broken hard drive? Can someone try offering me some advice.

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I have a Thosiba laptop which is about 4 years old. When i start it up, i can see the THOSHIBA writing but then the screen goes black. I even can go into select boot device if i press F12 or CMOS settings if i press F2. But even if i try to boot from a windows disc, the screen goes black but i can hear the laptop being on as all fans and cd rom spin.I have windows Xp on it. Im am really confused cause i can hear things on but the screen stays black. I have even used another monitor and it reacts the same way so i know the fault is with the laptop. Any ideas guys.

A:Toshiba laptop screen blank/black

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Been struggling to get my niece's laptops up and running. Windows 7 on a Toshiba satellite L655-S5150. Both laptops do the same thing at start up...freeze at a black screen with a blinking cursor. I have tried the following:

windows 7 system repair disk...no errors found
Kapersky repair disk...does not seem to load at times but did get it to load fully once in graphical mode and a few viruses were found but some could not be healed, or whatever they called it
AVG and Bit something or other were also tried...
I have booted via a CD and a USB stick but still in the end when I try to boot the windows 7 system it hangs on the black screen

Thinking of purchasing the Toshiba HDD drive utility or whatever it is called...$39... in laws don't have any disks that came with these laptops...windows 7 home premium version


A:black screen at start up with Toshiba laptop

Hi Dan!Both laptops do the same thing at start up...freeze at a black screen with a blinking cursor. I have tried the following:You're experiencing this issue on 2 laptops? I just want to make sure I'm understanding things correctly.Sounds like you might be infected with an infection known as ZeroAccess.Could you please describe what issues you were experiencing before the freezing issue at boot-up started? Do you happen to know if it's a 32 bit version of Windows 7 or if it's 64 bits?Let me know.Warmest Regards,ST.

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Toshiba laptop black screen at boot..please help

Hi, I seem to be having a strange problem with my Toshiba M35-S456 (Special Edition) laptop. I have had it for a little over a year with no problems at all. Yesterday I was using the laptop as usual and left it for about 15 mins powered on. When I came back the screen was blank. There was no response from the mouse or keyboard so I tried rebooting by pressing down the power button. After rebooting I saw the ?In touch with Toshiba? screen as usual and then the screen went blank again! This keeps repeating on rebooting and I cannot go any further. All my LEDs work fine, I can hear the fan running fine, the CD drive makes the usual sounds but the laptop does not go any further after the Toshiba screen. I have been using laptops and desktops for a few years now and never seen such a problem. Kindly advise on what the problem could be and if there is a solution. Thanks.

A:Toshiba laptop black screen at boot

Try another Hard Drive if you can't access the origional one. Could be going bad.

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I have a toshiba l300d laptop with vista windows. When I turn on my laptop I get the logo and windows says it is loading but all I get is a black screen with a cursor. It will not let me restore it. I also do not have any disks. It will not do anything even in safemode. How can I fix it Thanks

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Hello and thank you in advance!

My laptop has Microsoft Essentials and Malwarebytes installed. A couple days ago I was afraid I was getting a virus, (a "security scanner" window popped up that I did not recognize), so I ran a quick Malware scan, which immediately showed 2 trojan horses. These appeared to clear and I hit restart for completion, but I get nothing now but a black screen - no startup, no cursor, no safe mode... nada. Can hear the DVD start up and fan running occasionally, but that's it.

Have tried recommendations such as removing the power cord/battery, holding down start button...etc...nada.

Obviously I can't follow the 'special instructions' ... but appreciate any assistance!


A:Toshiba Laptop - Black Screen, No Cursor - Trojan?

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