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Toshiba Satellite - black screen after "bios" update

Q: Toshiba Satellite - black screen after "bios" update

Hi everyone I am having an issue with my Toshiba notebook My model is Satellite A - MS C I am out of warranty Originally I was having problems turning on my computer I would push update Toshiba black "bios" after screen - Satellite the power button to turn on the computer Usually there is a Toshiba loading screen with a bar at the bottom showing the loading process Right after there is a Windows loading screen with another bar at the bottom showing the loading process I was having problems at the Toshiba loading screen It would load about and then freeze My computer would not turn on and I would have to manually press the power button to turn the computer off Toshiba Satellite - black screen after "bios" update Then press the power button again after waiting a few minutes to try to turn the computer on again After having this problem for a week I figured it was maybe because my computer Toshiba Satellite - black screen after "bios" update is not as updated as it should be So I went to the official Toshiba website to their updates page I started to download the BIOS update In the middle of the installation my computer shut down turned off by itself There was no indication that the installation was complete I also remembered reading that the BIOS update should restart automatically My computer turned off itself all of a sudden and did not turn back on After waiting a couple of minutes I tried turning it on manually by pushing the power button There was sound and the blue power button light below the touchpad was on However the screen was black and blank I ve read a couple of other online forums and there has been similar issues A member on notebookreview com username marmle said quot I tried updateig my bios and my laptop died halfway through now it doesnt do anything powers up but then just black and its out of warranty quot Another member on notebookreview com username wade fan said quot Just an fyi I just had the same thing happen to my A -S and I went ahead and called toshiba and they told me that it is a known issue and will be covered by toshiba until december hope this helps anybody out there I am now sending my laptop back to toshiba to get fixed at no charge quot Has anybody heard about this same issue Any ideas on how I can notify or ask Toshiba to fix it for free Is sending my labtop in the only way to fix this problem What are my options I called technical support for help as well but they just kept telling me to send it in Any help is greatly appreciated Thank you in advance nbsp

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A: Toshiba Satellite - black screen after "bios" update

Known issue, but Toshiba takes forever to make it right... Yes we have seen the problem... but don't expect Toshiba to get it back to you quickily... as they have to replace the system board, and they are usually out.
There is nothing you can do but send it in... because otherwise your system board is ruined.
Good luck
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A:BSOD turned into "Black screen of death" -cannot boot into BIOS.


Firstly keep your wife off the machine

Try this (It may or may not work):

Shutdown the computer and remove power lead, take out the battery and press the
power button for 40-45 seconds then reattach the battery and plug in the power cord.

Does the laptop boot now?


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If you have a resource CD for that thing, you could try reinstalling the USB drivers for it. The attrib.exe error is pretty weird, I assume the e: drive is the flash drive your trying to plug in.

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Usually in c/windows/minidump.
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Hi mw_86 and welcome to TSG.

Have you tried an external Monitor ? I would do that first if possible and if it's display is good carry on below.

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You should find some on Ebay. (I've had good luck even with used ones).

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So you get the usual POST and then it just goes to the wonderful Black Hole of Death, right?

No other messages whatsoever.... but at least eliminated the inverter (backlight) as being toast since you did get POST.


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Clean the inside of the laptop out including all the fans + intakes of dust bunnies.

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Good luck !!!

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Checking media presence
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Will the system boot properly if the new momory is removed and original memory inserted into system. Also what type memory did you installed (clock speed,SDRAM,etc)

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A:Toshiba Satellite - black screen of death and can't even factory reset

I would say that you have a disk problem.
If you do have a Win (7, 8 or 10) installation disk, boot with it, go to repair, launch command prompt and then type chkdsk C: /f.
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IF you updated your Bios you might need to also go into it and re-enable SLI.

Check it out!
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A:PLEASE HELP! I get a "Please Wait" screen or black screen with cursor in the middle


Originally Posted by mdfb42

Last year I just built my own tower, and it worked perfectly over Thanksgiving break. Now I just came home a week later and nothing. I got the loading like normal, then when it was supposed to show my sign in for Win 7, I got a black screen with my cursor in the middle that won't move. I have not changed anything with my tower. I went to hold the power button to turn it off, and it turned off then turned back on two seconds later. Got the screen with "start normally, safe mode, safe mode with networking, safe mode with command prompt" I tried starting normally and got the same thing...I shut it off and unplugged it before it started up I took care of the automatic restart. I next tried safe mode on each mode...would start to load the processes, but then got a please wait screen with the windows loading circle...never stopped "loading".

I have not touched my tower because I have been at sollege, and my door has been shut and no one goes in my room.

I have no idea what is going on and do not know what to do. I guess the next step would to be to try and reinstall win 7 with the cd...i dont know....PLEASE HELP!

Have you tried the Last Known Good Configuration? If that doesn't work you might open the Case and make sure everything is tight, all cables and power leads. There isn't an USB port being used by a Flash drive or anything else that you might have just installed is there? If so unplug them/it.
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Hi ColWar,

Thanks for posting your solution! Hopefully this will be of use to someone else. I will flag this thread to be marked 'Solved'.


Windows Outreach Team
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Thank you for writing to us!

What driver are you trying to install in particular and what hardware IDs do you have?
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A:Problem with computer going to black/blank screen after "Boot Menu"

See if you can boot off something like Hiren's Boot CD and then run a hard drive diagnostic tool.

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In the bios setup menu, do you have the hard drives set to IDE mode?
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I would prepare the HD properly, using this tutorial as a guide.
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nevermind, I'm getting more prompt help on a different forum. please disregard.
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A:Stuck at black screen after "Windows is loading files"

Hello and welcome Majd have a read throughtis and see if there are any thngs you can use . Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

If you can get into safe mode at all get rid of the AVG - it is crap.

Did this bloke give you any recovery media ?? and usually factory installed machines have factory restore partitions so can you let us know exactly what model this machine is please - I know you have quoted a number but have good look underneath and look for yourself before we go any further .
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A:EasyBCD 2.1.2 "broke" Bootloader and can't acess Win 7 (black screen)

It requires special installation steps to install to UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums. You'd need to ask in an Ubuntu forum how to install it in EFI mode.

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Welcome to TSG.
From your description of the fairly normal but unrequested shutdown, this could possibly be a windows update that failed.
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You can't count on Win7 to start when moved to different hardware without SysPrep to move HD to another computer.

I'd instead try booting the Win7 installer for the licensed version on the Acer to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

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Does your display power up? can you see something on the display like BIOS post?
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A:Lenovo Ideapad Y560 "black screen in boot up after windows 7 logo"

Sounds like a corrupted file system, so try running chkdsk.

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Thee first attempt should be a total dismantle and re-seat ... and then follow it:
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Oh and when I f2 it on start up the screen says Hard Disk Drive- None

Has it completely gone?