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carmel39

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i wiped my hard drive clean and shut down incorrectly ,now i cant get it to start up at all doesnt do any thing after safemode have tried everything end up black screen and cursor any help please
 

sharkbyte5150

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If you wiped your hard drive, you no longer can boot into anything but BIOS. You should be getting an error like "missing operating system". If you have a Windows disc, you need to have it loaded on DVD drive and hit a key when it says "press any key to boot from CD" and it will take you through the install process. Why did you wipe the drive?
 

sharkbyte5150

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Try booting up and keep pressing F8 key until you get a boot menu and choose system restore if there is such an option. What version of Windows were you running (XP/Win7, etc.)?

Do you know anyone else who has a computer who could connect your hard drive to theirs to see if it's really wiped clean? Maybe something's just wrong with the boot process?

Is your PC a store-bought system like a Dell or HP? Did it come with a restore disc? You can try to boot with that disc in drive.

What were you doing when you got the feeling it was wiped?
 

carmel39

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I formatted it not great with laptops ,have tried to restore it with the disk it came with but cant do that either ,its a toshiba wins 7 ,was having problems with it read ,somewhere to format it ,did this and got it working was a bit slow shut it down the wrong way now cant do much with thanks for replying ,
 

g-unit1111

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Are you getting any error messages associated with rebooting your laptop?
 

carmel39

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no error messages ,have tried safe mode with command prompt ,put in recovery disk still nothing is there any command i can try have tried alot already ,just says drive not found ?
 

g-unit1111

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Try going into the BIOS and see if the drive is detected there. If not there's probably something wrong with the drive itself.
 

carmel39

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bios is detected the drive dont know what else to do have tried alot of things thanks for reply
 

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