And there was no backups made the best advice is to get your files safe first.
Try the usual remove the laptop hard drive and put that into some USB drive enclosure. Once the files are safe you can try Linux boot CDs on that machine to see if the laptop needs repairs.
hi! im using a toshiba satellite p15 series running on windows xp and it crashed. i know it sounds obsolete but i need to recover my files or if i cant recover my files i should keep it working coz right now times are hard and cant afford to buy a new one. heres my problem. i already tried using my driver recovery cd but its not working although i can sense that my notebook hard drive is still working. I NEED HELP!