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Boot issue with Toshiba Satellite A60

Question: Boot issue with Toshiba Satellite A60

My house-mate recently bought a Toshiba Satellite A60 laptop machine. It appears to have a bit of an issue booting correctly.
On 60-75% of boot attempts the result is an error meesage indicating the driver for the onboard ATI display adapater could not start correctly and that the system will restart. On this second reboot the system invariably starts normally.
Any ideas on what could be the issue? Does this machine require a BIOS update?.. or perhaps it is an issue brought on by the patching of the preinstalled XP home with service pack2.

Any ideas gratefully recieved

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Answer: Boot issue with Toshiba Satellite A60

Have you guys looked for a video driver update?

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Hi there, I have a toshiba A75 laptop that does not boot when on ac power without a battery beyond bios. It shows the splash screen but then dies on normal boot.

When I have the battery in and the unit is powered off It does charge the battery.
When the battery is fully charged, it will run and boot into windows but does not recognize the ac power at all. It just drains the battery, then when the battery is at 0 it shuts off and this is while connected to AC power and the LED see's the AC power.

When on AC power I can boot into bios and it will sit there for days without a battery, but when I try to get to the OS it just shuts down. I have replaced the mobo twice. I have replaced the hard drive as well. The odd part is that with the hard drive out of the laptop, I can get the laptop to run with out any power failures. It just recycles the media device failure message but does not crash.

I have tested the power supply on other laptops and it seems to work just fine.

Any one have any ideas?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A75 boot/power issue with AC power

Since you have replaced the system board twice, this probably does not apply to you... but we have seen a number of Toshibas with the same or similar motherboard where the power jack on the board became loose or disconnected. A new jack had to be obtained and soldered back into position.
If you bought used boards or refurbished boards, this difficult jack problem could have been the cause. It requires a special cold solder technique and is awkward to access, but when done properly by an experienced tech, it can save a laptop.
There are several Dell Inspirons and Sony laptops with the similar problem.
We have seen costs in a shop as high as $160 for this repair... but the part is only $6.00 so I don't know how they justify the high cost.

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My toshiba doesn't want to boot,and I can't press F2,F8or F12.

I tried everything unplugging the battery,taking out the HDD, everything!!

And i can't do absoloutley nothing when i turn it on no button on the keybored does anything.

Please help!

Answer:Toshiba satellite P300 (-1CD) won't boot past toshiba splash screen.


Perform the following steps:
-Remove the battery and Power adapter
-Press and hold the power button for 30-45 seconds (with battery and power still removed)
-Insert just the battery and attempt to boot the laptop.
-Insert just the power adapter and attempt to boot the laptop.

If still unsuccessful: Remember to remove battery and power before removing/installing components

-Remove the power and battery
-Remove the hard drive from the laptop and attempt to boot with the battery installed. Do you receive any error message?
-Remove the memory modules from the laptop
-Insert just the battery and attempt to start the laptop (you should receive beep error)
-Try inserting just one module of memory and test (swapping modules after each attempt)
-Remove the optical drive and test.
-Try disconnecting the CMOS battery for a few minutes then re-connect and try.

How to take apart a Toshiba Satellite P305 series notebook

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I have a Toshiba satellite s855-044 and am having issues with the power. I have looked up on countless forums and have been able to find people with similar issues but not the same. Basically the issue is that it will not turn on sometimes and wont show any symptoms of having power. Here is what i know about it:
1. The issue only comes up when i power off the laptop while it is unplugged.
2. None of the power indicators on the front light up, however when you look at it in a pitch black room it is VERY faintly blinking (indicator for when it is plugged in)
3. It turns back on usually after 10 or so hours of messing around with it. (Pulling plug out and putting it back in. Checking connections inside, etc.)
4. I have 2 batteries as well as 2 power adapters (chargers), trying different combinations of them do not seem to make a difference.
5. I have tried the method of unplugging and removing battery and holding the power button for around a minute, no results from that method.

If anybody could help me out it would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Issue

Have you checked the actual power jack connector? May be worth replacing it, since it's only a $10 part:
DC Power Jack w Cable Harness Toshiba Satellite S855 043 S855 044 S855 S5290P | eBay

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Hello everyone, I have a Toshiba Satellite P105-S6114 running XP. For the year that I've had it it has run great.  As of lately I haven't been able to use a CD in the DVD-R drive.  The CD tray opens, I put a CD into it, it tries to read it( I see the light turn on and hear the cd spin) but it just stops and won't recognize it.  I try to open it in "My Computer" but it just prompts me to insert a cd into the drive.  I don't know what happened in the past month to make this happen.  The catch is this.....  It will play a DVD just fine.  It recognizes it and plays it right away.  I updated the driver and even deleted the driver and started fresh.  Nothing worked. Has anyone ever heard of this?  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks

Answer:Toshiba Satellite CD/DVD issue

Could be the particular CD you put in there.However, I once had a gateway laptop need a replacement Drive put in.  Maybe someone else has a better idea.

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I have a sound "problem".
I'll try to explain.
2 days ago i formatted my notebook and install all drivers that here on the toshiba site, but my sound is different.

I play counter strike and the som on game, on youtube, etc, seems different with echo.
I have the same notebook, same drivers, same headphones, same windows (8.1).

Best regards.

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I have a toshiba Satellite L855-10P and my webcam was working fine until today when, during a skype video conference, it started showing black lines a bit like static and the quality decreased significantly. I used the webcam application to check if it wasn't an internet issue and the same problem occurred.

I restarted the computer and removed the protective plastic from the webcam and nothing changed. It's a brand new laptop, it's only 2 months old. Is there anything I can do to find out the nature of this problem or should I just go ahead and use the warranty?

**Edit: I changed the quality to 1280*700 and the image had great quality but when I changed it to anything lower than that quality the static came back.

Message was edited by: FranPicoto

Answer:Re: Toshiba Web Cam issue on Satellite L855-10P

Have you tried to reinstall Toshiba Webcam driver?
Latest version you can find on Toshiba support page -

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I've been working on a friends A200-AHC308. It had a few viruses and was currently running XP, so I decided to reformat to XP-SP3. Prior to the reformat I attempted to back up all of his files to a USB flash drive, although the computer had problems recognizing the USB. I figured that the problem may have had something to do with a faulty driver installation so ignored it and continued with the format, having backed up his files on a DVD. After the reformat I am still having the same issue. All drivers are installed properly and nothing in Device Manager is popping up with a question mark. What happens is this: I plug the media in (whether it be an external HDD or a flashdrive) and the computer goes through its device wizard. It does one of two things:
Says the device was installed successfully although when attempting to access it through My Computer the drive does not load (it is present, although when attempting to open it I have no luck).
Says the device is not compatible.


Answer:Toshiba Satellite A200 USB Issue

If you have a second USB flash drive available, plug it into the Toshiba and see if you can read from/write to it.

If you can, it's likely the drive you backed the data up on is either going bad or was corrupted by the virus(es). If this is the case, any attempt at recovering the data should be done with extreme caution. If inserted into and accessed from another PC there is a good chance it will infect it. Go to the virus and malware section of the board for specific scanning and cleaning tips for the drive before you attempt to open or transfer any data from it.

If the second (clean) USB drive doesn't work, reboot the PC with the USB drive removed and try again. If it still fails, go to and download the Beta version of Microsoft's Fix-It Tool. XP SP3 had a few bugs; this tool fixes many of them.

Hope this helps.

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The mouse, out of nowhere, starts to go to the right or to the left and there is nothing to do to remove it from the place. Sometimes it stops and others doesn't. This problem prevents us from working. It has nothing to do with the mouse (we tried several) or with docking station because it happens without the docking station.

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hey, everyone, ive been looking for similar problems but found none, maybe you guys can help.

i have a toshiba satellite m40 and it has no hard drive. even if it doesnt have a hard drive it should be able to boot and tell me so. my problem is:

1st. the laptop screen works sometimes. meaning the laptop turns on but the screen is off....but other times it turns on fine. now, when the screen doesnt turn on, i found that hitting it makes the screen appear and im not happy about hitting my laptop, im just trying to get it to work.

2nd. when the screen does work, the laptop gets stuck at the motherboard logo screen and does not move from there.....unless..... you hit it.

whats wrong with the dumb thing? anybody help?

oh and like the thing is, it does function, the screen does turn on and the motherboard logo screen does change but u have to really hit it a few times..... other wise it freezes or the screen wont turn on.... ive ran linux off of a live cd on it so i know for a fact im right.

Answer:Toshiba satellite m40 huge issue

It is time to have the laptop serviced by a qualified technician, or to buy a new laptop. If you are familiar with removing memory or hard drive, you can try reseating them. The video cable from the LCD panel to the motherboard may be pinched or loose

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Hello everyone. Nowadays, I see on this forum people are discussing about the CD/DVD issues on L30/L300/L350. I would like to share my experience on this issue and hope everyone shares your experience as well.

My laptop are Toshiba L30 PSL33 and Toshiba L300 PSLB2E. I am lucky that I have no problem with CD/DVD discs/drives as I can read/write/play CD/DVD smoothly. However, I used to have some problems with CD/DVD drive on my notebook. Here is my experience.

1) Make sure there is no other CD/DVD softwares on your computer (except the orginal software from Toshiba). Especially to those who have been used to using Nero. If you have problems, try to remove Nero and test with the one supported by Windows

2) If you still have problems, try to update the firmware of the DVD drive. It can be done by visiting the Toshiba Support Driver site ( Check what drive you have by looking at the Device Manager. Download the newest firmware from there and update your drive.

3) My last solution. If you have Vista pre-installed, try to get a XP version on your computer and do not install any other software. Test/copy a CD by using windows writing tool to see whether the problem is solved or not.

In my opinion. the main reasons you may encournter are: there are CD/DVD drives have XP firmware base and need to be updated so that they can be used in Vista; or there are software like Nero and PowerDVD are causing the conflict between the ACPI con... Read more

Answer:Toshiba Satellite L3** CD/DVD issue !!! Here is my solution. How about you?

Hi anhchuong!

Thanks for this nice solution instructions. In future, this ways,s mentioned by you, should be checked first.
I really like this one!

Rock on dude! ;)

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Ive had this laptop for a while and it works fine, slower over time of course, but i maintain it well....I have come across an issue. Whenever i browse the internet, its reaalllly slow. Some sites work fine ( such as google or gamespot) but i cant search anything, it takes too long to load. Hotmail doesnt even come up, it jus loads and loads and loads...Ive had a virus and a trojan on my comp, scanned with 4 different programs and got rid of all the bad stuff on there...Seems to be clean, but still having the same issue. Thanks in advance for any advice or ideas

Answer:Toshiba satellite M70-SR6 internet issue


Read the suggestion about going thru our spyware guide in your other post. This will be to ensure that the PC is clean.


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During a software update my laptop lost power and made my computer into a brick, I lost my revovery partition and the back up discs were corrupt.
However with a bit of formatting from 3rd party software I have manage to install an old version of win 8.1 64 bit.
However when I have come to install drivers from the Toshiba website the wifi drivers don't seem to want to play and the wifi hardware is still not recognised.
Does anybody have any info or guidance of what hardware may be installed wifi adaptor wise
Toshiba Satellite C500-A-13G
Part number PSCGWE-02JOOXEN
thanks for any help you can give
G :)

Answer:Toshiba Satellite driver issue help

try click here

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Opened my daughter's laptop this morning and it seems like the LCD has "dissolved" in the left bottom of the screen. There's no identation on the screen or any sign of damage. The liquid crystal just seemed "smeared" or something in the corner. Any thoughts? I'm not a technie so sorry if I don't know all the terminology... I purchased this for her for Christmas at Office Depot so it's only a few months old. Please help! Thanks mucho!

Answer:Issue with Toshiba Satellite Screen

The LCD screen could have been damaged by placing a heavy object on the top of the closed laptop or by bumping or dropping. It doesn't take much... The LCD panel might be under warranty. Its worth checking into. Otherwise, it is expensive to replace. They cannot be repaired

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I bought this new, obviously some years ago.
XP Home and all original hardware.
Gave it to my sister about 4 years ago to run to run scientific apps that won't run on anything newer than XP.
In her possession, It was not used on a network---no internet at all.

It's screen went blank but the lights on the front of the case showed it loading/booting up.
So I attached it to an old CRT monitor. As the computer booted the screen filled with a few hundred colored vertical lines but finalized with the regular background, but no icons or start menu. Right clicking on it did nothing.

So I booted to an Acronis Boot disk and installed a known drive image I made 4 years ago that I knew was good. Same issue.

I then installed the factory image from my Toshiba Install disk and, with the CRT attached, it boots up normally with no apparent issues.

I still need to check the wiring connections of the laptop monitor but at least it's still useful with the external monitor.

I'd like to hand this back to my sister with confidence as she uses it at home to do scientific data analysis for her employer.
Any thoughts on what this issue might be, have been?
SysInfo to follow.

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With my new network now up and running, and all devices talking to each other as they should, I probed about in the (VM supplied) Netgear Superhubs settings and discovered I can change the frequency from 2.4 to 5gz which gets me away from local interference.
My iMac, Ipad iPhone and ATV work perfectly with the setting at 5, but laptop flatly refuses to even see the network. I have a new Draytek wireless router being delivered this week and would like to use the higher setting for all devices without having to go into the admin screen and change back to 2.4 when using the lappy.
Anyone had this issue, or suggest a workaround?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Pro Wireless Issue

Should have added....Laptop runs Windows 7 64 bit, and the network card is the Atheros with the latest drivers installed.

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So, the problem started when my dad told me various recharge lights would not come one. Low and behold after opening it up I noticed the Power Pin within the DC housing was not there, in fact it dropped directly into my hand while I was opening it... So after a great deal of experimentation in trying to fix it... I have given up, if I jiggle it for a little while the lights will come on for a second... Please look at diagram for what I believe is accurate~

The connector just behind the housing... is that a ground? my limited knowledge on, on-board circuitry prevents me from repairing this myself.


Answer:Toshiba Satellite A75-S209 DC Issue

if you can visually seek the break, then you know where it should connect in order to repair it. You need not know the polarity. But I don't recommend repairing this yourself unless you are good with a soldering iron. Take it to a shop.

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I have a Toshiba L660D-144 with 1.60 bios. When i update my windows freeze and i need to turnof the laptop. I can get laptop turning on but i cant enter on bios setup. I know this is a corrupt or incomplete block.
I want reflashing bios with same version but the software says i realy have same version and i cannot update.
How i can force update bios?


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   Hey I need some help with a Toshiba Satellite C75D-B7230 that I can't seem to get to power up. I thought it was the power switch but that doesn't seem to be the case as I just replaced it and the computer still won't power on. Any ideas what else could be wrong and is it worth fixing?

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I hooked my Toshiba L455d (Windows 7) up to my TV (also a Toshiba) to use for DVDs, Netflix and internet access to TV (ABC/CBS/ I used the correct monitor cable and audio cable. Everything works ... except ...
I can't turn the laptop speakers off when the sound is also going through the TV. The TV speakers are louder, but the laptop speakers are loud enough that you can hear them too.
There are two audio plugs on the front of the laptop. One is for headphones. This one doesn't work with the TV. No sound at all. Works with headphones though. According to the Toshiba manual this is OK and how it should work.
The other one is for external speakers and works with the TV. But the laptop speakers work at the same time--well actually with a fraction of second difference, giving an echo quality to the sound. Very odd.
If I mute the laptop it mutes the TV too. I tried going into the sound control window in Windows 7 and all the sliders control both the TV and laptop sound. Not to mention that they tend to go up and down at the same time.
Any thoughts?


Answer:toshiba satellite L455 audio issue

A few quick corrections: the two jacks on the front are mic and headphones! That's why the one makes no sound--it's an input (mic) not an output. The headphones jack does make sound, just doesn't turn off the speakers. When you plug in the plug to the TV the computer asks what you just plugged in--headphones or a line out. If you chose headphones, the TV speakers don't work. If you choose line out then they do... but so do the PC speakers.

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I purchased a used Toshiba Satellite 1730. The laptop has an ethernet jack in the back. 700mhz/128MB/ATI Rage Mobility/10GB HD in case your wondering.

All hardware is detected by Windows XP with exception of any kind of NIC.

On Toshiba's website there are Mini-PC LAN drivers (for Windows ME), but the spec's for the laptop do not list any NIC. It does list "accessories" and several different NICs though.

Linux is also oblivious to any NIC.

I updated the BIOS for the shear "fun of it" and possible miracle that it might help. No dice there.

Doubt anyone has any ideas, but hey if you have any experience with older Toshiba laptop's maybe you've had an experience like this.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite 1730 - Ethernet Issue

Go to and get the free Everest Home Edition.
That should tell you what hardware is in that laptop.
If you open it up, do you see any wires going from NIC-port to mobo, or is it just a dummy-port?
Some models have their active NIC on a docking station. Alternatively, you should be able to get a PCMCIA NIC.

Also check with,Laptop,Network-Interface-(NIC).aspx

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Ok, I am fully aware of the black screen of death issue, which I have along with everyone else who didn't pay attention when buying this comp, but this morning I tried to turn it on and I get a blinking battery light, but nothing else. I took out the battery and tired with just the AC Adapter plugged in, no blinking light, nothing. With the adapter unplugged and the battery in, I still get the blinking light. So I figured it had to be the adapter. I went out and bought a new adapter, but no dice. Anyone else have this problem? Know any possible way to fix this or what's causing it?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A215 power issue

Bad motherboard... Or broken DC jack. You could try removing the hard drive and see if the notebook posts

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Hello Forum

Can anybody help me to solve Bios password issue ,which İ dont know.ı am out of garantie.Used jumper on G1 on the screen appears change time etc.But it changes and ask me password!!! Thank you in advance.
Ps.İf ı should replace memory card on 2 ?
İnstead 1..F2 .0 f12 f8 didnt helped.

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In my street there are several wifi connected properties that use the same provider. Myself included.

My laptop has an issue whereby if it picks up too many of these signals (if they're in use when I'm online I presume), I can't get online (Connection says 'limited' in the Network sidebar).
If I un-select 'connect automatically' on the company specific signals, mine works again, briefly. As soon as I select another signal to un-select the previous one defaults to 'selected', and my signal generally goes again.

Main question then; how the heck to do I stop this laptop trying to automatically connect to the other signals? My connection is not a public one, nor are the others. I've looked for an option, but I really can't work out where it is!

Could my TV, which has a modem (like a TIVO) have an effect on it?

I'm using Windows 8, Google Chrome (shouldn't make a difference, but thought I'd mention it).
The signal for my property is down as the default.

Thanks for reading, hope you can help!


Answer:Issue with wireless signal on Toshiba Satellite C50-B-13N

I don't understand. Do you have a unique SSID (name of wireless network)? If you do, and have none of the others set for "connect automatically"there should be no attempt to connect to any other network.

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with a screen shot see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows Vista or latter I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

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Hi All,

I have the above laptop, downloaded Windows 10 - then uninstalled it as it made my machine mega slow.

The + and - buttons to alter the volume no no longer work on the laptop unless you press the FN key.

I went into the control panel to change that, did as I was instructed but I still have to press it to get any volume. I rang Toshiba helpdesk and they couldn't solve the issue either.

Also, the volume has to be turned up to at least 50 to get any sound out as you cannot hear it otherwise. Someone said to do something to the BIOS but i have no idea as I am not tech at all.

Any help would be great as I have tried You Tube and online and not had any luck.

Thanks all.

Answer:Volume issue on Toshiba Satellite pro laptop

This could be it:

I set it so that I can press F1 to F12 without holding the Fn key. When I did that then I had to press Fn key to adjust volume with the - + keys that are on the F9 and F10 keys.

Also you may want to open the volume mixer to see if other volume levels are less that the master volume.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite L505D and had to run the 5 dvd set recovery disk set. It locked up after disk 3 of 5 on original Hard Drive. Just found out after testing Hard Drive it is knocking. I installed New Sata Hard Drive and was going to try to rerun the Recovery DVD's again. Problem: New Drive is detected. However, my usb and dvd rom now do not work so, I am unable to restore to Original state. Any Ideas?

Answer:Issue with Restoring Toshiba Satellite L505D

Hi and welcome to TSF have you tried reseting the bios to default and see if it then allows them to be discovered

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Please direct me on where to go. I have a Toshiba Satellite U305 running windows Vista Home with SP2. I am trying to connect my Sprint OverdrivePro hotspot wirelessly and will not connect to internet. Connects to the wireless divice with local only connection but not to the internet. I have assured that the wireless is turned on. This happened to another wireless router (netgear) and was wondering if there is a fix. All my drivers are up to date.


Answer:Connectivity issue with Toshiba Satellite and OverdrivePro

Might be that your TCP/IP protocol might not be enabled.

With the Sprint OverdrivePro plugged in go to Start type in CMD right click on CMD above select "Run As Administrator"

Type in

Ipconfig /all

post results here.

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hello every one , ( i not so good in english but i will try to explain my probleme )
so i have a toshiba satellite p750-133 , whene i push the start botton it start , LED on , Fan work , but in 5 sec , it shutdown,
what's the problem ,
i checked the bios ( tried the hard reset ) , same problem ,
so please i realy need my pc , i'm programmer and i can't get new one ,


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Hi again.

I receive a e-mail from webadmin about the last release of the dvd player for my Satellite x200.
When i run the setup i receive an error message:

This application cannot be installed on this computer.
Setup will be aborted.

When i also try to play any dvd or from folder with the preinstalled TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER
I receive this:

Unable to output the video to an external device. please switch your display device by pressing Fn + F5 keys after ending this application.
I switch it to HDMI output but stil the same error. Cannot play either in my TV or my Laptop monitor

with 2 words i can either the one or other way can see any dvd in my portable unless i install an external player like NERO Show Time Lets say or play it windows media center dvd player.

Win vista premium preinstalled
satellite x200-15k


Answer:Satellite X200-15k & Toshiba DVD Players issue


I have read about the same issue somewhere in this forum. I didn?t find the thread but I can remember that the Toshiba HD DVD player placed on the Toshiba driver page is only the patch (update).

So you will need the original Toshiba HD DVD which was preinstalled on the system to run the update.
I presume Toshiba don?t want to public the full version due to the copyrights policy.

The switching to the other external device works only if the HD DVD player was disabled. But the playing on both devices is not always possible due to the copy function.

Hope I could clarify this question. ;)

Best regards

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Hello dear forum users,

I have a BIOS virus and nothing seems to help. First I installed a BIOS version from 1.10 to 1.30(.exe), then I wiped my HDD completely and installed the newest version, which is 1.40. Now I can't reinstall the BIOS, because it says the version is the same as that installed on my laptop(1.40). Is there a flashable BIOS installation for this laptop? I couldn't find one in toshiba europe's driver page.

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can someone please help me out, my touch pad was working fine last week, however when logging back into my machine the device would not work. I have located the device under hidden devices in device manager.

I have attempted to reinstall the drivers but keep getting the error message of the device may not be available, or some drivers may be missing. Any help that can be provided with this issue would be greatly appreciated.

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Hello,I?ve got a Satellite A80 whith buttons to play,stop,rewind and forward in the software preinstalled: windows media player and Intervideo windvd 5. But I?ve desinstalled intervideo 5 (I did?t mean to do it) and installed a updated version Intervideo 7

Does Anyone know how I can continue using this buttons with the new software Intervideo 7.

In the program Toshiba Control is not allowed to anable another video software.

Thank you very much and excuse my englih

Answer:Satellite A80: Issue with Toshiba Control buttons


Did you check the settings in the ?Toshiba Control Properties??
There you will find two tabs. Please check if the option ?DVD Video Control? in the section ?Select Player? under tabs ?Media Apps? is selected.
There you have to choose WinDVD.


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   Hey I need some help with a Toshiba Satellite C75D-B7230 that I can't seem to get to power up. I thought it was the power switch but that doesn't seem to be the case as I just replaced it and the computer still won't power on. Any ideas what else could be wrong and is it worth fixing?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite laptop power issue

Power Supply tested with a multimeter to make sure it works is a start. If the power supply is bad then the laptop wont work without it unless the battery has a charge.How did you replace the power switch on a laptop?

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Ok I have done a ton of research online about what could be wrong with my laptop. But I cant find anything about my situation. When I plug the charger in I get a blue charge light on and it stays on. I dont have a battery so I cant tell you if it will charge. But to my knowledge I dont even need a battery to turn on the laptop. I can use AC. When I hit the power button the power light next to the charge light turns on for 5-10 seconds and then shuts off. I can do this over and over till I am blue in the face. By the way when i hit the power button nothing happens inside the laptop at all. No sound or movement. Now i have tried to hold the power button with out it being plugged in for 30 secs to 3 mins and still the same routine. I reseated the memory and also taken out the hard drive and DVD drive. Still nothing. Can someone help me to troubleshoot this machine.

PS does the fingerprint reader have anything to do with it not turning on?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite P205 S6337 Power Issue.

the fingerprint reader is for after post so not to actually turn it on
running off ac all the time may have knackered the connectrion where the power goes to mobo and also your cmos will be suffering also do you not get anything at all on the screen not even for a second?

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Hello. I recently had an issue with a Toshiba laptop that has me a bit concerned.
On the 28th of July, I had decided to put my Satellite on standby to focus on other things at the moment sometime that afternoon. Normally, this didn't cause any problems and I was in fact, able to save energy. However, though, early that evening, something did unfortunately go wrong.
I pressed the power button, which 'woke' the PC and got me back to the login screen. I entered my password, and for a bit things seemed to be going well. And then it locked up in the middle of the process. I waited a couple of minutes, but to no avail; I was forced to reboot.
After that, everything seemed to be okay at first, but then, to my dismay, the 'System Failure' dialog came up. I let everything run its course, and after about half an hour, it finally came up with the System Restore option. I agreed to it, and let it restart.
Unfortunately, just when I thought everything was okay, I noticed my internet connection was no longer available. And neither was anything else network related, for that matter. Not even Help & Support could start. I soon discovered the ISATAP driver had stopped working(code 31 error), but I doubt this was the only problem now; eventually, I discovered that although initial boot-up wasn't affected, it now took up to 5 minutes for Windows to load. 5 minutes!

I've tried everything I can think of; Safe Mode, additional System Restores, Disk check... Read more

Answer:Possible serious issue(s) with Toshiba Satellite Laptop. (Internet + other issues)

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Hi. I've been having a problem with the left arrow key on my laptop computer (see title for model), and this only started happening today. The key now requires a much greater amount of pressure than usual for it to do anything; I practically have to mash it. Just so you know, I protect my computer fiercely and make sure not to spill anything on it, but there is a certain amount of free-floating pet hair in the house. Also, my laptop is one that allows you to remove individual keys (to say nothing for the little rubber jobbies underneath them). I'm at my wit's end and would like to avoid buying a replacement internal keyboard on EBay or even a hulking external one. Is there any way I can fix this? I'd really appreciate it if someone could help me out here.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite M45-S351 laptop keyboard issue

You can try removing and cleaning it, per Toshiba instructions, or blowing it out with compressed air. If the electrical contact is failing a replacement maybe the only option. Some laptops are easier to work on than others.

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Hello all,

Here is my issue. I have a Toshiba Satellite 6100 that needs a new CMOS "RTC" battery. At the same time, the hard drive will not boot into windows. I can get as far as the screen that asks if I would like to boot into safe mode, or start windows normally. After I select one the computer is freezes.

Now, I have tried to install two "working" hard drives with no luck. I keep getting a IDE #0 error during the POST. I know both of these drives are working as I have tested them in different laptops.

I have set all of the BIOS settings to default after installing each drive.

The only thing I can think of is that the CMOS battery is playing a part in this.

Anyone have any input.


Answer:Toshiba Satellite 6100 hard drive issue

since your CMOS needs replacing, the BIOS is resetting and forgetting your hard drive bootup. replace the battery. Then reseat the drive and reset bios to what it should be. You should not have issues after that.

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I have a power up issue with my Toshiba Satellite A505-S6033. About a month ago my laptop suddenly shutoff and is showing no power incoming/charging. When I try removing the charger and plug and holdong down the power button it ends up not doing anything andiI've tried for about 5 mins. It does however light up for a split second when I remove the battery and plug the adapter in; it makes the power led flicker red and out again. I'm thinking it was just fried/motherboard dead but since its lighting up I'm hoping that's not the case.

Answer:Power issue with my Toshiba Satellite A505-S6033.

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inherited a laptop with a weird issue. internal dvd burner drive works for one use only. after you watch a movie, install a program, copy music/movie to your hard drive, the drive just dies. nothing will fix the issue aside from a hard reboot. i've connected an external drive, both IDE and SATA (have an adapter that will accept both), and they identify immediately, will read multiple discs, ect ect. can even install an OS with the external drive.

im stumped with this issue. i had reinstalled the OS when i got the laptop, drive worked fine, copied many movies (that i legally own to test out the copy issue the previous owner said it had) with no issues. a few days later, drive will only read once then refuses to read anything else.

the first thing i thought of was perhaps the mechanism that moves the lazer back to its starting point had crapped out.. but i have no real way to rest this. when the drive dies, insertion of a new disc causes it to make its usual whirr whirr reading noise.. but eventually comes back with a redundancy error (cannot read).

ive ordered an external drive off of newegg but was wondering if perhaps this could be motherboard-related.

Answer:weird DVD burner issue, toshiba satellite laptop

DVD Burner maybe is just simply crapping out. You could try to update the firmware on it, maybe.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5200U CPU @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 61 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8111 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 930 GB (679 GB Free);
Motherboard: FF50, 06F2
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
After the most recent windows 10 update , my battery has not been displaying correctly , my battery icon still shows in the task bar , but the percentage never changes. it always just shows 99% , even after hours. I would like to know if there's a way I can fix this , as frankly I would like to know when I have to plug my laptop in. As I use it away from an outlet quite often. can anyone please help me? so far , all iv done is checked to make sure my drivers were up to date , and they are. So I'm not quite sure what the issue is.

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Has anyone ever tried installing a SanDisk SSD to a Toshiba Satellite laptop or know if these two in general are compatible or not?

I am specificially looking into insalling a 240 GB SanDisk Ultra II SSD on my Toshiba A200-1BP, or PSAECE-01U00XTE, to replace the existing 160 GB Toshiba 2.5" SATA HDD (MK1637GSX).

The SSD seems to have the right form (2.5") and the interface (SATA) but I am not sure if these two are enough to ensure compatibility. Unfortunately, SanDisk says (unlike Crucial for example) it does not provide compatibility information for specific computer models. Thank you.


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My Toshiba sound/video seems to be on it's way out. All i get is crackling and video quality is slow and choppy. This has happened in the past but magically restores to good quality for no apparent reason. At start up sometimes the computer sounds like a Harley revving it's engine. The headphone jack gets the same crackling so I was thinking it isn't just the speakers.
Do i need a new motherboard?
I can still surf web and perform basic functions with it, just no sound/video.
Any help is appreciated.

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i'm having problem to install Audio Card driver on Toshiba Satellite L40-139, i installed windows XP With SP3 all the other drivers working fine, but i'm unable to install the sound card driver, i tried all king of drivers from toshiba site and from ither sites, i installed some pathces from microsoft (KB835221 & KB888111) but still nothing.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite L40-139 - Sound Card XP driver issue

i found a solution, the problem was with KB888111 that is not working with SP3
the soultion is:
1. On the reference PC change the CSDVersion registry key to reflect XP SP2:
a. HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Windows\CSDV ersion value=200 (use
512 when scripting)

2. Restart the PC

3. Install KB888111xpsp2.exe (follow the link below and rename
KB888111XPSP2.txt to .exe)

4. Change the CSDVersion key back to reflect XP SP3 again:
a. HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Windows\CSDV ersion value=300 (use
768 when scripting)

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I'm having trouble fixing a Satellite C50-A Laptop, which was running Windows 8.1.

The main issue is a 'no bootable disk' error message.

The secondary issue, which is stopping me solving the first issue, is difficulty using the Toshiba USB recovery disk.

Any suggestions or advice on either of these problems would be much appreciated.

Troubleshooting this PC so far........................

The laptop has only had 13 months of light use.

I have no idea what caused the initial issue, but it's now giving a 'no bootable disk' error message.

( I'm not at all clear on how these recovery partitions are supposed to work. And I'm not familiar with UEFI / Secure Boot etc. Does this error message mean that the boot partition and the recovery partition both became corrupted simultaneously? Or are there some main boot files which might have become corrupt? )

I used a Linux live CD to access the drive, read-only, and managed to recover data. This would suggest to me that CD, CPU and RAM are all working okay, and the disk is still accessible. I'm not sure if this is a correct assumption.

It looks as if Windows has got itself mangled during some quick hibernate process, but I'm not competent enough to troubleshot a Toshiba partition / Windows 8.1 corruption issue from Linux.

So I reset the BIOS after using the Linux CD, and purchased a Toshiba USB Recovery stick.

Ideally, I'd like to just repair Windows, if that is all that is broken, and leave everything else as it was. ... Read more

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I'm a complete novice i'm afraid so bear with me...
The Toshiba Service Station told me to update Toshiba Display Utility. The comments said I'd have to manually uninstall this component in order to for the updated component to install. So I uninstalled this item but then the updated version was no longer there for me to install.
How do I get this back? Step by step guidance please.....

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A100-065 notebook with Mocrosoft Vista operating system. Every now and then, I get a message on top of my screen stating "Toshiba Flash Cards are not responding". I have to close the message before I can proceed. What could be the problem and how can this be resolved?

Would appreciate any help out there.


Answer:Toshiba Flash Cards issue with Satellite A100-065


maybe because powersaving issues? Could be possible that the system is switching the flashcardreader or is stopping the flashcardservice due to this powersaving settings.

Just a little suggestion: remove all flashcard related tools/drivers, download the latest versions of that software from the toshiba website
( and reinstall it.

Maybe you can solve that error with performing a reinstall?

Please give some feedback

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My Toshiba laptop was working fine with the AC adapter plugged in (the battery was on it's last breath and would not charge at all, so I always had to keep it plugged it). I had to move so I unplugged the laptop (did not shut down). After the move I tried turning it on and it would not.

The AC Led light is on, so it's not the adapter.
The Battery light is amber and flickering (it wasn't flickering before)
When I press the power button to power up the laptop - the Power and the CD/DVD Led lights go on, but not the HD light. And the screen stays blank.
I hear no sounds, seems the HD is completely dormant.

There are a few files on the HD that I absolutely have to have. I'm not too concerned with getting the laptop to be operational, I just need to get those files and the laptop can be recycled.

Any ideas? How to get it to power up at least once, so I could copy the files?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite power issue with AC adapter pluged in

Try taking the battery out of the laptop and powering the laptop on (with the AC adapter plugged in obviously). Another option for recovering the files would be to get an adapter to connect the laptop drive to a usb port on another pc.


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The hard drive seems to be messed up. I put the original starter CD's in to reboot the hard drive, and it goes through the 3rd CD and an error comes up.."Application Error 29005" and it wont let you go further. What can I do?

Answer:Re boot help for Toshiba Satellite pro

Rather then no answer, i suggest you go to and troubleshoot the problem or you could google the words "application error 290005". As i remember, in toshiba website you could send a msg in a simple english and you'll be replied with all possible answer.

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Please save my sanity! :cry

My son has a toshiba satellite laptop running Windows 7. He has had it only 2 weeks (he bought it off my daughter) and it was working well. It got shutdown overnight and when he tried to boot up the next morning it came up with
"Launch startup repair".
The computer checks system and says "it can't repair computer automatically".
Anyway long story short I have tried system restore but it could not restore to an earlier time. I can still get to command prompt though.
I know he has downloaded lots of games etc. He doesn't have a recovery disk. Is there anything we can try before we try the toshiba recovery wizard?
I'm not worried about him loosing his downloads, just windows office etc.

Thanks in advance

Answer:Toshiba Satellite won't boot up

Hello 6th_heaven, have you tried booting into safe mode ??

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Other day the power flickered while the Comp was on, when tot turn it back on, and it goes to the toshiba screen F2 system utilites, f12 boot manager. then white bar across of screen, after the bar fills, it goes to the windows corporation, with the little green bar that goes left to right over and over. and gets hung there. I've got recovery disk, and image disk, but even after forcing cd/dvd boot first in BIOS, still going the the little grreen bar. I can't even get it into safe mode. Vista home premium 32bit. Thanks for any help

Answer:Toshiba Satellite won't boot

one more thing, that white bar across the bottom of the screen says windows is loading files.

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Hi i have a toshiba satellite p25-s5263 laptop, it will not boot, the power, battery, and AC lights will stay on but a black screen remains, i can hear the hard drive running, and fans will run only for a few seconds, and battery will not hold charge only of a few mins then it will die, once in a blue moon the laptop will boot and work like normal but only after hundreds of atemps to power on. i tried to power on with out the battery only with the AC but nothing. can you please help, thank you for your time

Answer:Toshiba satellite will not boot

Remove the battery and try booting with the AC adapter only. Also, if it still won't boot, remove the AC adapter and battery. Hold the power button down for about 30 seconds. Release the button, plug in the AC adapter and see if it boots. If all this fails to improve booting, the motherboard may be the problem

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My friend gave me his sons' laptop and asked me if i could try and sort it out for him as he isn't computer savvy and doesn't want to leave it in somewhere and spend a small fortune on getting it fixed...

It is a Toshiba Satellite Pro L300... Running Vista Business OEM...
It starts to run through the boot process but then the blue screen flashes up and it restarts...
He doesn't have the original Windows disc... I've tried starting from last good config... I've tried safe mode... And i've tried it by pressing the Zero key to try the hidden partition but it doesn't seem to have it...
None of the above have worked...
He was wanting it fixed and updated to Windows 7... If i got Windows 7 could i just put in the disc and install or would i need this version of Vista working properly first, and if so how do i get it fixed...


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Someone brought there laptop to me to see if I could do anything with it. It is a Toshiba Satellite L75D-A7283 running Windows 8.1. When I turn it on it comes to the password. When I put the password in it will take that and then it's a blank screen and nothing more. Does anyone have any suggestions short of using the recovery disks to reinstall? I removed the hard drive and took some photos off it for her.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite won't boot

Toshiba Satellite L75D-A7283 Laptop(PSKNJU-004001)

According to its detailed specifications section, it originally came with Windows 8 64-bit.


I personally have never used Windows 8/8.1, so I'm not familiar with how its log-in procedure works.

Was its owner having the same log-in issue?


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I have a Toshiba Satellite, U405D-S2850. Last week the battery light went amber and the computer shut down. The computer would boot up on battery but when the power was plugged in the battery light went amber and the computer shut down. I verified with a volt meter that the power supply was good. So I purchased a new battery, now the battery light is white, as it should be. When I turn the power on the button lights come on but the C drive will not spin up. I tried the restore disk, (Put in CD and hold "C" key, held "C" key for 5 minutes with no results). I plugged in an external monitor and it is also blank. (Lights are one but nobody is home!)

Answer:Toshiba Satellite will not boot up

I removed the disk drive and connected it to a desk top and verified that it does work. I was able to copy all my information from it.

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Im trying to do a clean install over an existing win 10 system and i can't boot from my usb win 10 iso, it boots fine on other machines and i can boot a linux usb on the machine, why will it not boot my win 10 usb? cheers

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My Toshiba Satellite L50-B-24K does not boot.
When I push the power button, the power button and the Wifi and Power led light up but there is nothing on the screen (it is the same with an external screen).
I would like to know if it is possible to reset the BIOS without being able to access it on this model :;
how can I do?
do you have others ideas?
Thank you in advance

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Okay, well heres the story.

I wanted to watch some movies on my laptop. I clicked on "My Computer", then the disc. When the disc folder opened up, I tried to click on my movie. The icon got highlighted, but the window wasn't responding after that. It was really fustrating, happened alot. So I thought it had something to do with the internal, like some dust somewhere. So I flipped my laptop over, and took it apart kinda. You see, the lap top has like 2 layers, and I only took apart the first layer. Which contained the CPU, Heatsink, and battery and some other stuff but I don't know what they are. The hard drive and optical drives wern't on this layer. Anyways, I got to the heatsink, which was attached to the CPU. I cleaned out some dust from the heatsink, then I took it off. It was connected to the CPU with this greasy blue stuff. At the time I didn't know it was the CPU, so I took it off. It was connected by thousands of little pins. Then I put it all back together, and found that when I pressed the power button, the computer didn't turn on. The lights down the bottom were fine, such as the power plug light, the battery light. So I took apart the laptop again, I took the CPU out, and put it back in, then the laptop booted up, and made some sound like vrrmmmm vrmmmm. Then the sound died out, there was nothing on the screen whilst this was happening.I put everything back again, but now only one light was on. and that was the power plug ligh... Read more

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I have a Toshiba satellite a305d-s6848. The specs for this can be found
here: (Sorry for no link, but I am apparently not allowed to do that yet.

I bought it new and it came with windows vista. A couple years later I upgraded to windows 7. Upgrading to the new OS was fine, but then later I needed to upgrage yet again to 64 bit. This, unfortunately was not as easy and I need to wipe the drive clean and start fresh.

Now there are a couple issues with the host controllers, the main being that I keep getting warnings saying that the devices I plug in can run faster if I were to use a high speed port (2.0). This confuses me because the USB ports are 2.0, but they are acting like they are 1.1. I have done everything I can think of to get these to function correctly, but nothing I do seems to work.

The second issue (which isn't as annoying) is that when I move the screen, the sound for connect / disconnect a USB device is played and the little popup for "new device connected" is shown. I am unsure why the screen is acting like it's a USB device. I have disabled the notifications and sounds for all ports now, but I would kind of like to know why this is happening.

Do anyone know how I can solve these problems? I have checked multiple forums, and have been searching for an answer for about 3 months now with no luck. I think I have provided enough information, but if a... Read more

Answer:High speed host controller issue (Toshiba Satellite)

Are there any yellow exclamation points in the device manager?

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2 years ago i bought this laptop, and 6 months ago its was very lazy, so i upgrade it to win7 and now with in 5 months its laziest then before, what i need is factory restore so i get back my original winVista which is in Recovery Partation hidden drive, in Manuel its says turn off lapy and then turn on keep pressing F8 there will be option for Computer repair, etc, but there is no such option while i do that, then i did some google search where it says turn of lapy and press hold (Zero) Numeric (0) and press turn on which will take u direct to repair, i did that too but there i get these options

Windows 7 Vista/Server (Pointer)
Windows 7 Vista/Server
Windows 7 Vista/Server (debug-default mode)
Windows 7 Vista/Server (debug-legacy mode)
Windows 7 Vista/Server (no slic-pointer)
Windows 7 Vista/Server (no-slic)
Windows NT /2000/XP
Loader Help
Use the up down keys to highlight an entry.Press enter or 'b' to boot...Press 'c' for a command line.

now i have Recovery Partation drive as hidden, and i have no idea how to restore factory Default.

Anyone who can help me?

Answer:i have a problem with Toshiba satellite P300 Factory Default issue

Did you just hold F8 in on boot or were you continually tapping it ?

EDIT...Just read a link which advised to shut the laptop down twice and prior to the next boot, hold the 0 in and then switch on - this may give you the correct Recovery Menu

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I have a satellite notebook and I recently installed 3 programmes and I was asked to restart. On restarting, the Toshiba logo appears and then the screen goes blank, it does not load any further. The HDD is not running but power is on. Thank you

Answer:Booting issue on my Satellite - black screen after Toshiba logo


And which programs have you installed?

Can you start the unit in safe mode?

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Not 100% sure that this is a hardware issue but that's my best guess after everything else that I've tried....

I am no longer able to type double letters/numbers or even use the backspace or arrow keys properly. If I try to type double letters (for example, the t's in letter), I have to either hit the space bar and then the backspace key to get the cursor back to the proper position after the first t to continue typing the next t or I have to arrow back to just before the first t that I typed so that it will allow me to type the second t then hit the END key to get the cursor back to the correct position to continue typing. (Hopefully that made sense!)

But the really strange, and frustrating, part about this is that this issue does not happen if I hold down the shift key while I type.

I have already tried the following in hopes of correcting this issue:
Adjust my key's typing delay speed - no change
Turn of my filter/sticky keys - no change
Clean out my keyboard - no change
Uninstall my keyboard driver and reboot - no change
Perform a system reset - no change

Anyone have additional ideas to solve this problem or what the issue may be?

Answer:Keyboard Issue on a Toshiba Satellite c55t-c5300 Laptop

try an external usb keyboard to narrow down whether its hardware or software

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hello dears ...
i just bought a new laptop which is toshiba L series with embaded AMD R7 M260 Graphis card 2 GB
and i dawnload the driver from AMD site and install ...but cant even open AMD redion settings
i also tried to clean all drivers and install again and again still not working
so please anyone who can help me ....

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My Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 P20W-C-106 has a display pixelation issue: in videos, in dark or black scenes, images gets blocky, pixelated, also color contouring appears. The experience in watching a movie or a youtube video is painful.

I have no idea why is causing this. I switched all color profiles in Chroma Tune, also I have used a ICC profile (X-Rite i1 Pro) and the problem appears in all profiles. Maybe is a problem of calibration but I did not get to the bottom of this yet.

I have attached 2 images: check the jacket of the guy in the left (Sopranos) and the right side of the face of the monster (Star Wars).

Any ideas are wellcome!

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hey im looking for sum1 to help me out ...i just bought a laptop for dirt cheap...its a toshiba satellite 3000, and well the problem is i cant get into NOTHEN...i press the power botton it shows me the "TOSHIBA" start screen, with "press <f2> to enter setup, press <c> to boot from cd-rom" on the bottom of the screen then then next screen goes to this and keeps repeating its self.....

"Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0 (build 082)
Copyright (c) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation

For Realtek RTL8139(A/B/C)/RTL8130 PCI Fast Ethernet Controller v2.12 (010425)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM."

iv tried pressing "F2" but nothen, tried putting in a windows xp OS cd and pressing "c" but if ne1 has any idea of what this could be please respond thanx

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Boot Error

Sounds like the 'puter was once part of a network and is expecting to 'find' a network cable plugged in a'la "For Realtek RTL8139(A/B/C)/RTL8130 PCI Fast Ethernet Controller v2.12 (010425)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable"
Get into the BIOS and alter the boot sequence from Network boot to Boot from C drive or whatever.
If it doesn't then find an HDD to boot from...or it asks for a password to get into the BIOS.......Houston we have a problem!


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Hi there, ive recently been having trouble getting my laptop to start. The last time i used it everything was fine and i fell asleep whilst watching somthing and left the laptop on over night. The next morning i woke up and the laptop was still powered but the screen wouldnt power up.

After trying to fix the issue i removed one of the ram sticks and it started up ok, untill it got to the "Starting windows" screen. There it would just hang all activity on the hard drive would stop (not spinning) so i tryed to boot from my windows 7 disk and do a startup repair but it des the same thing, a grey activity bar fills up and then it hangs at the starting windows screen or just restart after a second or two.

I have also tried to install windows again on an external hard drive via a usb cradle but it does the same thing, gets to windows starting and restarts.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite wont boot up.

Hi and welcome to TSF have you run some diagnostics on the ram and hard drive seatools for dos usually works for hard drives and memtest 86 + for the ram
SeaTools for DOS tutorial
Guide to using Memtest86+ - Geeks to Go Forums

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I was using my laptop and it hung up with IE7 running during Windows update. I had to do a power button forced shutdown. Now BIOS won't post, it won't boot either. The power light comes on, the hard drive light comes on for about 2 seconds then nothing but a black screen. I removed the memory, swapped them around, tried it with only one chip in, cleaned the memory chips and slots still nothing.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A105 won't boot

Have a look here: Tutorial: No POST (Power On Self Test)

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This is a problem that I have to admit is completely new to me, hopefully one of you guys may have some experience.
When booting up it stops responding, to continue boot up you just need to move the mousepad or press a key, you may need to do this many times to get it to eventually boot into windows XP. Once it has booted into windows it seems to work fine, the only other problem I have noticed is that 3 keys have stopped working, A,S and Z, which I am sure are unconnected with this problem.
Anyone any ideas?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite boot up problem

Do you have a lot of dust, dirt, and hair in the cpu fan, keyboard, etc.
The Satellite is a pretty decent laptop, but the original hard drive seems to fail a bit early... Open the case to see which brand and model of the hard drive, then go to that manufactures web site (unless it is Toshiba) and run the drive fitness test.
As far as I know, the Toshaba drives do not yet have a drive fitness test, but Toshiba is as likely to use Western Digital, Hitachi, Seagate, Samsung, or Fujitsu... as their own.

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I have a 3 yr old Toshiba Satellite M35X laptop. I am running XP. It has a Celeron processor and a 40GB HD. 512RAM.
Today I was surfing the web and left for a half hour coffee break. When I returned I was confronted with a black screen and the following: "Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0 blah balh. Then:
"For Realtek RTL8139(X)/8130/810XPCI
Fast Ethernet Controller N2.13 (020326)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: exiting PX ROM
Invalid partition table"

I couldn't do anything. I turned off the computer with the power button, waited five minutes, turned the computer back on and got:
The Toshiba screen, which led to a black screen with a cursor in the extreme upper left hand corner.
Then this message appeared:
"A disk read error occurred. Press ctrl+alt+del to restart" which I did.

This resulted in the Toshiba log on screen and followed by the Realtek screen again, but this time it repeated itself for ever.

What is causing this, and can it be easily remedied, or do I have a defective hard drive? (!)

Thank you, in advance, for your prompt responses, good or dire!

Answer:Toshiba Satellite M35X can't boot up!

Troubleshoot Invalid Partition Table
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You power up your computer and receive the following error:

Invalid Partition Table
Possible Causes

When you power up your computer, the system examines the master partition table to determine what volume to use to boot up the operating system, and detected invalid information within it. This is caused by an incorrect or missing active partition.


To resolve this issue, consider the following steps:

Boot up the computer with a Microsoft Windows 98 boot up disk or Windows XP recovery console. Select the correct bootup device before you do that.
At the DOS command prompt, type in: fdisk
Now, you will be prompted with the following question
Do you wish to enlarge large disk support (Y/N) ?
Enter: Y
Now to check for active partition, enter: 2

Look under the Status column. The active partition is usually assigned to the drive which contains your operating system.
If there's no active partition set, enter the number of the partition to make active

Restart your computer and the problem should be resolved.

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My bosses chrome wouldn't work on her laptop so I went to start and clicked restart. Since then the laptop has not been able to restart it comes up with the same error (system restore did not complete sucssefully) and startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically.This comes up after a system repair automatically runs.I am no computer expert. It is windows 7 Toshiba satellite L750

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I am repairing a Toshiba Satellite C655-S5068 that was dropped. The screen was obviously in need of replacement, so I ordered and installed a new screen. I also put in a new HDD. The laptop turns on but will not boot. It generally does not go any further than the Toshiba screen before it shuts down. One time I got it to go as far as to start Windows Repair, but then it froze and I was forced to reboot. Any ideas on what may be the cause of this? I'm trying to try every possible route before I go all out and say it needs a new board....

Answer:Toshiba Satellite shuts down before boot

you might have to reseat the heat sinks it could be over heating or there's more damaged parts than what you replaced

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Part #: PSKK6U-0D608T

Ive been having so many problems with my laptop, originally it first started up and in the middle of the startup it flashed a blue screen with a smiley emoji on it and went to a black screen and stayed. I ended up getting into the cmd prompt and fiddled with some things after reading some forums awhile back and thinking i fixed the issue i restarted it and then it went to a black screen saying no media present select proper boot device and press any key. So i ended up taking out the hdd and putting it in this adapter i bought and plugged it into another laptop to see if i could access it, but i couldnt so i formated the hdd then put it back in the toshiba and tried to start it again inwhich it continued to say no media present. Im not sure what else to do and dont know what type of products to buy to fix it.

I have already tried changing the boot mode in the bios and secure boot. I have tried playing with boot option f12, and tried to boot while hitting 0, all of which multiple times to no success. I want to avoid sending it in and high priced repair shops.

So ive been able to download a recobery drive from my sisters compit and boot into it with my computer, but when i try to restart the computer fresh in the recovery optio it says i dont have the required partition, so i went into comand prompt again and typed diskpart, list disk, and shows the hdd as disk 0 and when i select disk 0 and list partitions it says there are none.

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A friends Toshiba Satellite P25-S5092 is failing to boot, Blue Screening with a "c0000218 Registry File Failure" error message. It is pretty clear his registry is messed up. I tried to boot it going to a previously good configuration, but that didn't work. Safe mode, of course, doesn't work either.

I wanted to back up the hard drive before going any further, and loaded an Acronis True Image Boot Disk into the CD/DVD drive. The boot bypassed the CD and attempted to load Windows. I opened Setup and made sure that the CD/DVD drive was the first boot option and tried again. Windows attempted to open. An internet search suggested that perhaps I should hold down the "c" key until the word "Toshiba" appeared on the screen. I did that, and again it was back to Windows.

I have also attempted to boot with a Windows XP Pro disk, Windows XP Pro SP2 Slipstream disk, and a Linux Boot Disk. These all fail and the computer attempts to boot to Windows.

Any suggestions? Thanks .

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Boot Problem

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I gave my daughter a Toshiba Satellite M35-S359 laptop for Christmas two years ago.

About 4 months ago the DVD/CD-RW developed a problem with the lens servo and stopped working. I advised her to get another at that time, but she didn't.

Last month, something happened to the hard drive (possibly simply corruption of the OS files, not sure) and the system would no longer boot. Since there is no way to boot a system without a workign hard drive or CD/DVD I purchased a new DVD/CD-RW and installed it in hopes of booting the recovery CD and reloading the Operating System. The new CD however did not work. (not sure why) I have also purchased a new hard drive and installed it in the laptop, but without a way to load the OS on it, it's useless. (the laptop has no floppy)

i'm looking for sugegstions on how I can troubleshoot the CD/DVD. It spins, and you can hear the read head seeking (moving) but won't boot the recovery CD. Is there a way to tell if this problem is power-related or possibly a bad interface/cable/what-have-you?

Possibly someone knows a different way to boot this puppy?

Thanks much for your indulgence,


Answer:Toshiba Satellite Laptop won't boot.

Go into set-up (the bios) and set it to boot from dvd as the first boot option.

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Ok, need some help on this one guys. I am troubleshooting this long distance for my somewhat non-technical brother who is 1,000 miles away.

He got brave today and decided to replace the motherboard in his dead Toshiba A105. He has successfully replace the motherboard but the machine will not boot. He gets fans and lights for 5 seconds and then it shuts down.

Here is where the troubleshooting stands now:

1) My first thought was heat so I quizzed him on his heatsink install procedure. Turns out he didn't know about thermal grease and had mounted the heatsink directly to the cpu. Had him go buy some, gave him a quick overview of how to use it. He says that he cleaned both the processor and heatsink with an alcohol pad, let it dry, applied a thin coat evenly on the processor and then reinstalled the heatsink. Had him try it and he gets the same problem.

2) Had him pull both the HD and memory to see if we could get some post beeps. 5 seconds of lights and fans and then it dies. no post beeps.

3) Had him, with memory, hd and battery out, plug in the ac adapter and try to boot just in case this was some kind of power issue. 5 seconds of lights and fans and then it dies. no post beeps.

4) had him replace HD and memory, one at a time and try again. 5 seconds of lights and fans and then it dies. no post beeps.

6) Had him doublecheck all cables and connections and tell me what he has going where. All seems fine.

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Answer:Toshiba Satellite A105 will not boot.


This does sound like an overheating issue.


If you are using the old Hard Drive with Windows already installed and the nw M/Board is not exactly the same as the old one - Windows will detect a new environment ( ie the new M/B ) and refuse to boot.

You can get arounf this by doing a Repair Install of Windows.
You will need the original installation CD and not Recovery CDs.

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I have Toshiba Satellite 1805, I realize I should know what the specs are, but I can't get into the computer to see what they are now. I bought this computer about four or five years ago, and have Windows XP on it.

I recently discovered that the reason that my computer would not go into standby or hibernate mode was because of the Adobe Type Manager 4.0, which I deleted, and was finally able to make my computer standby for one day.

This morning, when I tried to get my computer off standby and running, the screen came back completely white (blank). I tried to turn it off and reboot it, but the screen continues to either show blank or narrow parallel lines across half the screen. It also doesn't make the usual boot up noises, so I suspect that it's not booting up at all.

The computer has not been traumatized, nor have I changed anything recently other than what I just described, and some of the power settings (that is I changed some of the settings for when the computer runs on battery).

Can someone offer a solution?

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This drives me insane!!!

im trying to boot off cd/dvd to clone the hard drive before reinstalling the system
i have changed the boot order to cd/dvd and USB (using external) it just says check media failed and boots to win 8
i have googled and people are saying in advanced settings boot change to etc...but mine is stuck on UEFI boot and ii is greyed cant change it...and i cant see any other settings...can somebody please advise me on how to boot this damn thing off cd...ridiculous Toshiba wake up!!!


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After installing Spybot & Spyware Doctor in Safe Mode With Networking & attempting to run a few scans with them on a Toshiba Satellite L300 that got to just before user login screen but no further before.

But got the dreaded BSOD & now, regardless of what mode I boot I get it everywhere before the user login screen, including LKGC. On the rare occassion that it doesn't do this I get a grey background with a system error that says: 'System Restore Options: The installed program cannot start. Click OK to turn off the computer'.

The BOSD says:

"Disable or uninstall any anti-virus, disk defragmentation or backup utilities. Check your hard drive configuration & check for any updated drivers. Run chkdsk/f to check for hard drive corruption, & then restart your computer."

Answer:Toshiba Satellite L300 Won't Boot

Repair Your Computer in Advanced Boot Options gives the same errors also.

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we have a Toshiba Satellite laptop, model # p15-s479. Part # psp10-0dxpgr. When it boots up the normal Toshiba splash screen comes up, then the following 2 paragraphs come up and just keep scrolling up the screen, over and over, it never stops.

Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0 (build 082)
Copyright 1997-2000 Intel Corporation

For Realtek RTL8139(X)/18130/810X PCI Fast Ethernet Controller v2.13 (020326)
PXE-EG1 : Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F : Exiting PXE ROM

I have never run into this one before, anyone have any ideas on how to tackle?


Answer:Toshiba satellite boot up problem

The imbedded Ethernet controller has failed to initialize... Could this be a bios configuration error?

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I have a Satellite L35 that stops at the first screen on boot.  The bottom left of the screen says "Press F2 for Setup, Press F12 for Multiboot".  If I press either one of these the message on the bottom left of the screen says that it is going to Setup/Multiboot, but never does.  I did the normal checks: check RAM, hard drive, connections, try with battery, with AC power .... nothing worked.  I called Toshiba Tech Support and they said to put in the recovery CD and tap "C" as the computer booted and the system recovery would begin ... no such luck.  Does anyone know of any other key combinations to get around this issue?

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Hello everyone;

I've a Toshiba L750 that's hanging on the Windows logo before log-in.

I THINK that the last thing done on it was apparently Windows Updates. The laptop was on; I left the room and it must have restarted and was stuck on the logo.
The last restore point shown in System Restore is:- 1/18/2014 7:00PM - Windows Updates. So I think it was during the restart process of this it went down. It was working just fine before that.

Initially (before I saw the last restore point) I thought that it may be a corrupted hard drive, however it loads just fine in safe mode, everything recognized and there; and I've since tested the hard drive in my desktop and it's working fine, I can access all of my files.
With the HDD back in the laptop startup repair does not detect a problem.
System Restore shows that the last Windows Updates point, and 3 others:

1/18/2014 6.46pm Installed TightVNC
1/19/2014 5:06pm Installed SDFormatter
1/18/2014 11:44am Installed Itunes

It says that the restore is successful. but will still hang at the windows logo,

I initially thought that I installed some nasty software come with a download but I'm pretty sure now that it's not. I ran Webroot & Avast AV on the hard drive when it was in my desktop. Avast found nothing and Webroot found 6 minor threats that have been taken care of. I think there was something in the Windows Updates that my Windows didn't like maybe.

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Answer:Toshiba Satellite HDDrecovery boot


How it works with HDD recovery you can read on

This will work if your notebook still hast original recovery image saved on HDD and notebook and you didn?t change HDD partitions structure. After own OS installation you will not have access to recovery files anymore.
You cannot move recovery files to external device and start recovery installation from there.
> Nor can I figure out how to change the boot order of the drives and get it to boot from the partition with the HDDrecovery folder on it.
You cannot boot from saved recovery data. It works with original factory settings only when you have Toshiba recovery installation option as shown in the document.

By the way: check please

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My house-mate has recently (in the past 2 weeks) bought a Toshiba laptop (satellite A60 line) which has a curious booting issue.
About 2/3 to 3/4 of the boot ups, on the first boot attempt she gets an error message indicating that the driver for the on-board ATI display adapter couldn't start and windows will restart. On this subsequent restart the systems boots normally.
The laptop came preinstalled with XP home and was updated to service pack2 pretty much as soon as it was gotten home. Anybody any ideas if this could be the problem?

Thanks for any ideas

Answer:Boot issues with XP SP2 on Toshiba Satellite A60

ATI has some new drivers for SP-2 . . you might try downloading and updating to see if it helps.


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Thanks in advance for your help.

I am kind of screwed over here.. I have now burned through 2 laptops last week.. both were Toshiba Satellites Model:C655-S5132. I was running iTunes, Google Chrome, ?Torrent, and Google Music Manager on both when they died. What happened was they both froze up when I was listening to music in iTunes and I held the power button down to shut them off.. now they won't boot. I am only really concerned in getting one of them to work for right now due to the fact that I don't have a computer other than these two.

The computer I am trying to fix will boot up past the Toshiba Screen and then will go to a black screen with a white flashing underscore in the top left corner and will not boot any further. I am able to use a windows 7 install disk to try and fresh install it, but I get an error message when it tries to move files. I was somehow able to access the explorer and view all my files through the install disk so my hard drive isn't crashed at least. I cannot boot in safe mode, I cannot boot to last good configuration, no system restore files work, I don't have a saved system image, and I cannot get into Toshiba recovery console.. what the hell do I do now? I just want this thing to start up.

Please someone help me out.. I will gladly provide you with any more info that I have if you need it. Was running windows 7 home premium 64 bit before it crashed.

Thank you for your time.

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Answer:Toshiba Satellite will not boot anymore

Have you tried running Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility from boot? However this is an inferior install with all of the bloatware and duplicate utilties which throttle Win7. If you succeed with this option I'd definitely Clean Up Factory Bloatware .

To proceed with the superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 use the latest official installer ISO burned using the tool in Step 1/2.

Back up your files, unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup to enable Legacy BIOS if present. Next check BIOS Boot order for an EFI Boot Disk: remove it, set DVD drive first to boot, HD second. Then set SATA controller to AHCI. Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed here.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10 to open a Command Box, type:

SEL DIS 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=102400 (for 100gb partition, adjust as desired)

Next click Install Now to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

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I just bought and installed Spyhunter in my toshiba laptop to remove this DELTA search virus. After the installation, l scanned my laptop and the spyhunter detected the delta search virus and other malwares it deemed harmful to my laptop. I pressed FIX IT as instructed and the Spyhunter removed the supposed harmful software and Delta search.Thew software instructed me to restart my laptop. I did just that and my laptop cannot boot anymore. l keep gettingfdisk cannot open /dev/sdb : No medium foundunfortunately, l do not have a startup disk for Toshiba Satellite L750/L755 1MU to use and start my laptop.Please, how can l resolve this problemThanksIyke

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Laptop cannot boot

We are missing a piece of the story. /dev/sdb is a Linux disk label not Windows. The specs at the top of your post says Windows 7. Did you have dual boot? How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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Ok so I have this Toshiba laptop and when it boots i hit F1 , F2 and it doesn't go into the bios so i can make it boot from cd to reinstall the OS any ideas? The win 98 toshiba I have does the same thing

Answer:Toshiba Satellite a40 won't boot from disk?

Here is a very simple diagnostic.Remove the HDD.Power up with Windows CD in drive.What happens? Does the CD start?

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I have tried Esc then F1, but can't find Boot from HDD settings.

The BIOS SYSTEM SETUP IS 1/2 and i want to accesse all BIOS SYSTEM SETUP.

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Used to boot up first time if I pulled battery out and reinserted and did not have power connected. Now it doesn't work if I pull battery out and reinsert.Can you tell me how to proceed.

Answer:toshiba satellite laptop does not boot.

Dead laptop laptop

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Hello everybody,

I would like to known how to boot from cd in order to install windows xp.
I have a toshiba laptop (Satellite 2450-101).
I am not sure but I think dat these model has a scii DVD drive. Is dat the problem?

Kind regards,

Answer:How to boot from the Toshiba CD - Satellite 2450-101?


If you use the internal CD/DVD drive you have to press simply the C button immediately after the notebook starting? or you will simply change the booting order in the BIOS to CD/DVD drive.

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I Need a boot disc to reset my toshiba satellite L300.It was on vista as standard, but I had someone remove it and put XP on it, but they didn't give me a boot disc.Now I've got the trojan "Antimalware Doctor" so i basically want to reset to factory settings but I have no boot disc.Where can I download one, or is there anyone in west yorkshire that can lend me one?XP, Vista or Windows 7, I'm not fussy.

Answer:I need a boot disc for my toshiba satellite

You don't need a bootdisk, you need to remove the virus.

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I researched and couldn't find anything close. I have a Toshiba Satellite A105-S101 laptop. 1 and 1/2 year old. Intel Celeron M380 1.6 ghz. 512 mb DDR 2 533 SDRam. Video ATI Radeon Xpress 200M with shared video 128mb. 60 gig HD. cd-DVD writer. Realtek ALC 861 sound card. Windows XP Home. Wireless G card. (we run it on wireless)
Has been running fine. While on Yahoo screen went fuzzy then computer died. Computer has AC light and battery charge light. When booting it will get num lock light, HD light, CD tries to test, F10 and F11 light and fan runs. It will try to start for 8 seconds and turn off. It will do this 6 times then shuts down altogether. Nothing on screen at any time. No beep codes. Can't get into BIOS.
Tried normal stuff like removing RAM and inserting 1 at a time in different slots (2-256mb modules) Removed battery for just AC power. Tried just battery. Tried starting without battery, RAM, HDD, DVD module, modem and NIC card. have no spare parts to swap out. The HD is SATA so I can't check it in another computer.
I can't afford to take it in so any help and ideas would help. It's my wifes computer and all she does is use email and play euchre. I know I can check the MB barebones but, is the video card seperate or part of MB. I REALLY don't want to strip it down more unless I have to.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A105 won't boot up

"I can't afford to take it in so any help and ideas would help"...

Can you afford to be without your laptop? Try attaching an external monitor to the laptop. You will have to select the external monitor by using a Fn key and another key usually with a little TV icon on it. If the external displays normally, your LCD/backlight assembly is bad. If the external monitor doesn't work, the laptops motherboard might be bad. Laptops/notebooks (as a general rule) do not have separate video cards. If the on-chip video is bad, the motherboard is bad.

Here's some interesting reading...enjoy!

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I'm looking to see if there is a BIOS upgrade available for my Toshiba Satellite P25-S520 that would enable me to perform USB boots. I suspect that it's impossible but I'm holding out hope that some Linux aficionado has figured it out [my dream is to boot to Linux using my Seagate USB 2.0 Pocket Hard Drive hard drive!!!]


Answer:Toshiba Satellite P25-S520 - USB Boot

the bios made by phoenix will not let you usb boot anything. I have a very similar model with same bios. Sorry.

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My Toshiba satellite notebook won't boot for some reason. It lights up, but I get no screen and no hard drive activity. It won't boot even with the recovery disc in, however it will still play c.d.s'. I'm running xp with a p4. This just happened with no warning. Anyone have similar experience and resolution?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite notebook won't boot up

Can you enter the bios and see if your hard drive is recognized and that your cd is set as first boot device?

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