I need urgent help in booting up my Toshiba Satellite P55w-c5200x laptop. When I press the power button, the Toshiba logo pops up and it just stays there. The loading circle that used to appear doesn't and I can't boot into windows. It was working just fine while I was perusing Reddit when the browser suddenly slowed down and crashed and I was forced to turn off the laptop manually. Now it just doesn't boot up, and I'm at a loss here. If it helps, I was running the laptop for quite a while in above average weather conditions but before this, the laptop never had any issues.
is the hard drive shown in the bios?? from another pc make a windows 10 bootable usb stick see if the windows installer sees the hard drive. make a virus boot usb stick scan the laptop for a virus.
Yes, the hard drive is shown in the bios. I already had a bootable USB stick and I followed the process and the laptop did recognize the USB and booted from it. I'm currently on the advanced recovery mode screen and have no idea on how to proceed. A strange side note, but there is a weird "clucking" sound coming out of the laptop every 10 seconds or so.