My boss's laptop is unable to boot. He told me it had hard crashed so he removed the battery. After inserting the battery again and turning on the machine it gets past POST ("The Toshiba Screen") but I just get a flashing white prompt then it disappears and sits there.
I don't have the original CDs. What can I do? I do have a Ubuntu CD and a few other Linux CDs like Gparted and Clonezilla.