Having problems with your Toshiba Tecra A5 Notebook ?

Toshiba laptop can't boot

\015 Hi I left my Toshiba Tecra A5 laptop downloading data from internet for a day and when cameback it was stuck and with a DOS screen on. After restarting it, a strange sound appeared during the booting. It shows the "Toshiba" initial screen and nothing else happens.Could it be a software problem or do you think it would besomthing hardware related?Thanks and regardsDiego\015

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I believe you have a Hard Drive problem. Is it more like a Click Click then a clank....over and over again several times. If this is it, I am pretty sure it the HDD (hard disk drive). When you hear that sound, its the reader arm crashing back and forth, like dragging a needle across a record player (for us old guys) Causing corruption and scratches on the little disk inside.
\015\012Anyways, its highly unlikely to get info off at this point. I would seek the help of a PC repair shop, ask them to connect the HDD to a TECH machine via a USB to IDE connector and see if they can access the drive. If they can ask them to get your files off and move them to a DVD, Thumb Drive, or ext hdd.
\015\012You can also "TRY" to run a HDD Test using Ultimate Boot Disk. Ultimate Boot Disk is a great Utility CD downloadable from the internet. And its free. Google "ultimate boot disk" download the program ISO. You will have to mount/burn the download on a disk and start you laptop up to the disc you create. You wanna run Vivard HDD Test from the HDD Test List. If you are unsure about this last bit of info, take it to a PC shop.
Sounds to me like you may have a stuck key on the keyboard if its making sounds during bootup.

Could also be a problem with the hard drive if its staying on the toshiba startup screen.

Take the hard drive out of the unit and then turn on the laptop and see if it at least gets past the toshiba screen, if it does then turn off the laptop and put the hard drive back in. Turn the laptop back on and if it hangs then you know for sure at that point that the hard drive is bad and it will need to be replaced.

If you heard one beep after another and it doesn't stop then you know the keyboard is faulty. If you heard clanking sounds then you know the hard drive is bad that way as well.

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