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toshiba m200 laptop wont load past toshiba screen.

Question: toshiba m200 laptop wont load past toshiba screen.

hi guys what could ido my laptop is not loading past the toshiba screen.could i wipe the computer completely and reinstall windows xp ?? thanks

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Answer: toshiba m200 laptop wont load past toshiba screen.

Will it start in safe mode.Just keep tapping F8 as the computer starts.If so maybe a system restore or a last good configuration.

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i have an acer laptop which im currently using but a friend gave me his old laptop whichs has better specs (although still not great) that had no hdd its a toshiba equium a60 i took the hdd from the acer and put it into the toshiba but it wont load past the black toshiba screen occasionally it gets to the boot screen (safe mode, last known config etc) but all of these options go bk to toshiba screen sorry for the poor explanations would be very gratefull for any ideas :)may i add that the hdd does work wen i put it bk into my acer cheers ;)

Answer:laptop wont load past toshiba screen

The windows configuration with the drivers for the acer motherboard etc will not be liked when you put it in the toshiba and so windows pukes on it. You can try a "repair of the operating system" which will usually work', but it depends how familiar you are with a computer.

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I purchased a Toshiba A205-5804 on 3/2008 to use for school. It is running on MS Vista OS. A few months ago my DVD/CD R/W stopped working, which I wasn't too worried about because I already had all the software loaded onto my computer that I needed to use for my classes. Yesterday I was working on my computer when it froze...I tried the CTRL+ALT+Del but it didn't do anything so I did a manuel shut down (which I've done in the past with no problems). When I restarted my computer the toshiba screen came up and the computer proceeded as normal in the loading process until it got to the black screen with the white arrow that normally appears for a few seconds before the Vista screen appears. When the black screen came up the HD light stopped blinking and nothing else happened. I also tried booting in safemode but ended up with the same results. I tried running the recovery discs however that won't work because my disc drive isn't working. Please help...I'm taking online courses and can't afford a new computer.

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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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Answer:My toshiba laptop which runs on Microsoft windows xp wont go past the loading stage!!

We'll need a lot more info surrounding this - Like:

How far do you get?
When did this happen?
What happened/what did you do before you shut it down last?
Have you installed anything recently/did it update (Last time you used it)?
Can you get to Safe Mode at all?

Let us know and we'll have a go at it with you. Your post reflects your replies; If it's thorough, you'll get replies.


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startup screen password for toshiba S300CDT. the laptop starts up with the toshiba logo but then goes onto a black screen asking for a password, of which i do not have as the laptop is very old and given to me. please can someone help with this?, as although old it can still be used. thanks.

Answer:Can't get past password on Toshiba laptop startup screen

See if the guy/gal you got it off is the bios password and we do not assist with removing security settings. Not suggesting any ill will, but a lot of times folks who have stolen business laptops want our assistance to break into the laptop, and for those reasons we do not help with passwords. sorry.

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I dont know if this is the right section or not

Well my brother has this toshiba satellite a105 laptop and it was working fine.
Now I dont know exactly what happened, but my dad (who isnt to computer smart) said that he was reading news and the laptop just shut off and the windows start up logo came up, than the laptop restarted again and it keeps doing so every time the windows start up logo (the blue loading bar) finishes

There is a quick, almost instant blue screen with writing that pops up and I was able to read 'STOP' but nothing further, than the laptop just restarts again

I also cannot enter safe mode either, and when i put in the recovery cd, I get a messege saying WRONG MACHINE, but its the right cd for it

Any ideas what could be happening, and how i can get into windows again

Thanks in advance

Answer:Toshiba Laptop Wont Load Windows Xp

From what I see...that CD is a recovery CD and it will only work for the system it was created for.

If you get that WRONG MACHINE message, you are not using the right recovery CD...from what I read.

I think it would be better if you could borrow or get someone to burn you a copy of a real MS XP CD and use that in conjunction with the Toshiba license, if the situation calls for such.

The first 11 or so digits after STOP on that error message...are clues to whatever is recognized as wrong. If you can take a look, write them down correctly, and post them would help.


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Toshiba Satellite Pro L20
Windows XP Home Edition SP 3 (probably 2 now after trying to fix things)
CA Security Centre
Attempted fixes: system restore, last known good configuration, safe mode (and variants) booting from installation cd, repair, recovery console.

Recently, my toshiba satellite pro l20 running windows xp home edition has stopped booting up. I had tried various methods of getting it to work, but nothing did. Currently, if booting normally, with no disk, it will go to the resuming setup (or something like it) screen and then finish on windows safe mode, but just a black screen, with an error message flashing very quickly, and then the computer reboots. If i start it with the windows disk, I can get to the recovery console, but as soon as i enter 1 (which os to choose) it comes up with an irql stop error. If i try going into installation, the irql error happens when i press f8 to agree to the license agreement. Booting into safe mode etc does not work, as it does the same as normal. Any help in this urgent matter is much appreciated.

That was before, but now, on the default setting without doing anything, after the display with press f2 for setup, f12 for bootup options, it is just a black screen with no rebooting.

Also, the laptop is not under warranty any more


Answer:Laptop won't boot past toshiba screen, irql errors

Hello Adrian

This is a driver or hardware problem.

Can you use your XP installation CD again to run setup and try the suggestions here under
"Look for other hardware issues"

Before you start disconnect all peripherals and cards except the video card.


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Computer just turned off automatically today and it will not load past the begining load screen with the Alien Head load screen where you can press f2 and enter setup or f12 to boot options. I cannot load safe mode or remove the battery as it does not have any place to access it.
Windows 7. Alienware m14x.

Answer:Alienware Laptop wont load past Alien Head Load Screen

Any fans running, any post beeps? Your laptop does not have a CMOS battery. Try removing the chargeable battery and power adapter. Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds. Plug in just the power adapter and try powering up the machine again.

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ok ive tried holding the off button and disconnecting from everything but nothing, it wont load up safe mode or any other mode-although im only a bigginer so probably doing something wrong, i press start windows normally and it just jumps back to the first laptop wont load up please help. i have no disc, it did have windows 7 when i bought it 2 years ago although i couldnt get on with it so a friend deleted it and put xp on-unfortunatly my friend aint about to help atm and now i cant do nothing. can anyone out there help please

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Hello all,
I have a slight problem here I have a Toshiba Protege M200 tablet that I took out of storage the other day and when I went to boot up the lcd screen is not working. All I get is a black screen with multiple vertical colored lines across the screen. I do get video on a seperate monitor when I plug that in the back port. I thought it might be drivers or the BIOS and I updated both but still no luck. Here are the specs:

Toshiba Protege M200
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 32M/64M
XP service pack 1

Thanks to anyone that can help me out with this problem. I really appreciate the help, and if there is anything else that you guys need as far as information let me know cause I probably left out some important obvious features.


Answer:Problem with Toshiba Protege M200 lcd screen...

So if you use an external monitor, and go to display properties/settings, does it list two monitors? Does moving the screen affect anything? I suspect the connection to the screen may have come apart inside. You didn't drop it or crack the screen?

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My Portege M200 doesnt boot.

Turn it on and toshiba splash screen comes up and remains like that. Nothing would work (Neither F2 to enter BIOS)

Any ideas ?

Answer:Portege M200 - Toshiba splash screen comes up and then nothing


For me it sounds like hat there is a certain hardware problem so the computers stops at Toshiba BIOS screen...

It?s really hard to say what could be the reason?

First of all you should follow the instructions in this article and maybe it helps:
[Which steps should be followed if your Toshiba notebook doesn't start?|]

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Hp laptop wont load past hp screen with the circle of spots rolling. I ran both the short and long diagnostic tests and it passed both.

Answer:My HP laptop wont load past the HP screen with the circle of...

Hi,Please do a repair install of Windows 10 by creating bootable Windows 10 Home USB, using Microsoft windows media creation tool. Follow this tutorial:

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My partner has a Toshiba Satellite L450D-13X laptop and it has been working fine however when she went to turn it on yesterday it turns on and goes to a 'windows error recovery screen' with the options to 'launch startup recovery' or 'start windows normally'. I have selected both and when you select start normally it goes back to the error screen and when you select the recovery it looks like it is doing something but then just goes to a black screen with an arrow in the middle of the screen. My partner has everything backed up so it can be wiped and we can reload data at a later date but was just wondering if anyone can help either way?

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Hi, im a realtive novice when it comes to conputers, i usually just use my laptop to run a few client games and some steam applications, nothing heavy. After attempting to alt tab out of a full screen application, my laptop seemingly crashed. After rebooting the laptop the led power indicator turned on, the fan was audibly running, but the screen displayed nothing. I tried connecting it to a separate monitor like my friend told me through an hdmi cable but that did not work, as the monitor read no signal. I pressed Fn and F5 afterwards and that turned on the screen on both the laptop and the seperate monitor, and it worked fine, but when i logged on to windows (10, not updated in maybe a month and a half) the screen went white. I could alt tab and my previous windows i had open showed up, but when scrolling though it would not shift to any of the windows. From there i force shutdown my laptop and now its back at square one. Any help?

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Toshiba Satellite A105-S1013
Windows XP Home (SP2 I believe)

My mom was on her Toshiba laptop this morning playing a game when "all of a sudden it went to a blue screen then went black." Her words, I was not there. Now it wont start. It will turn on but it wont boot up at all. All I get is a black screen. I have tried turning it on plugged in with the battery out thinking maybe just the screen went out or something. I have a bad feeling the hard drive went out and everything was lost. If possible, I would really like to save anything possible as she has all her files from school on it. I wish I had more information to offer. Any help whatsoever would be greatly appreciated. If I have left anything out or posted this in the wrong forum, please let me know.

Thank You

Answer:Toshiba laptop, blue screen, now wont start

can you get to the bios? maybe running it in safe mode

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when i turn on my Toshiba Satellite L5050-s5965 laptop, it comes on then goes black screen w/flashing white curser. However i can i can go to boot menue and set up F2 ,F12.It is windows vista . Can i fix the problem using one of these methods

Answer:trying to fix Toshiba laptop black screen wont boot program

I would try F8 first & choose Last Known good configor safe mode.How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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Hi I really hope someone can help me!

I have a fujitsu lifebook with windows 7 on it
I had an error message pop up when i tried to click on google chrome this morning, so I closed it and attempted to re-start my laptop, then AVG pops up telling me I have a virus so I allowed it to "clear" said virus. I then restarted my laptop and it would not go to the login page.

I attempted system repair to no avail, I then allowed chkdsk to run and there were a lot of "security ID repairs", I have also tried f12 and booting from my windows 7 installation disk. Non of these options have worked

I get the fujitsu screen, then the windows loading screen then instead of the log in screen which would be next, I get a black screen with the cursor visable and you can move the cursor but nothing else works and no keyboard shortcuts work

someone please help.
I've been told to restore the OS but i cannot afford to lose all the files on my laptop

Answer:Laptop wont load past windows page, stuck with black screen and cursor

Since AVG 'cleaned' a virus - all bets r off as the problem could be a leftover from the virus. apparently, a (some) system files r damaged. Going forward, u might not want to run normally as an admin user. That helps keep malware from invisibly installing if the AV does not catch it. 1. have u tried booting to safe mode? If u can get there try this clk Start - type CMD -- rt clk cmd.exe and select Run as Admin when the dos window opens type 'sfc /scannow' let it run retry boot when done. 2. If u can't get there or that doesn't work put ur windows CD in and boot to that. Run the repair install - or it might be called upgrade. Just do NOT do a CLEAN install. That will not erase any of your data. 3. If that does not work If u get a Hiren's boot disk, or something similar. U can boot to that and most likely copy ur data from the drive prior to doing a clean install. This assumes the drive isn't corrupt which appears to be true since it gets to the Windows screen. 4. If not u will have to remove the drive and connect it to another computer as an external HDD to copy the data. 5. If none of the above works - u have come to the complete understanding of the word BACKUP................ good luck

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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)/8130/810XPCIFast Ethernet Controller N2.13 (020326)PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cablePXE-M0F: exiting PX ROMInvalid 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:Can't boot past Toshiba screen. Is HD gone?

Well, invalid partition table means that it's not able to read the partition information.... could be a corrupted hard drive.  Have you had any issues lately with the laptop?  Has it been slowing down considerably, causing issues when copying data, etc?  Also, have you had issues with it rebooting, or have you been holding down the power button to shut it off?

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Folks are out of town and Mom sent email with "greetings" in the subject line. This is an expected thing when Mom and Dad go on a and an! NOT!!! I guess Mom's email was hacked
When I was done with email and a quick FB check, I did a malware scan, defrag and a Windows security udate followed by a restart. The problem began upon restart.
I have tried to boot in safe mode AND every other option that is there on that page (command prompt, etc.) without success. I end up at the flashing screen- obviously part of the boot process, but it never gets any further :cry

This is a Toshiba Techra, 32 bit, Windows XP Pro. I tried using a boot disk in the cd-rom, but it is non functional (or whatever has attacked lap top has attacked the cd-rom also).
I am hoping you can help me...:confused what's the world coming to when you can't open Mom and Dad's emails?!
Thanks in advance for your time and patience!!!

Answer:can't get past flashing Toshiba screen...

RollinWithIt said:

When I was done with email and a quick FB check, I did a malware scan, defrag and a Windows security udate followed by a restart.Click to expand...

Any of these could just as easily be the cause of your problem. It does not have to be a malware issue.

RollinWithIt said:

This is a Toshiba Techra, 32 bit, Windows XP Pro. I tried using a boot disk in the cd-rom, but it is non functional (or whatever has attacked lap top has attacked the cd-rom also).
I am hoping you can help me...:confused what's the world coming to when you can't open Mom and Dad's emails?!Click to expand...

If your CD drive does not work and you cannot boot Windows, you are in trouble. I will be moving this to the Software Forum to work because at this point there is no proof of malware and you need help getting your PC to boot up. Perhaps some one can walk you thru creating a special USB flash drive boot disk. The problem is in what to do with it. Run a malware scan??? Not sure this is your problem. Maybe one of the below could be used in USB form:

BitDefender Rescue USB

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Hi,I have a toshiba netbook nb305 with linux and windows 7 installed on my netbook. Recently I changed the power settings to never go to sleep and since then I notice it won't boot up. I did this in Windows which is why I think it is a Windows issue. Normally it would boot up to grub for me to choose which OS to boot, but now all I get is a blinking cursor on a black screen.I have tried booting without the battery, on some forums I've seen people say pressing 0 gets to recovery but that doesn't seem to work for me. And being a netbook I don't have a dvd drive to use something to boot off, so I was wondering if there is something I could install onto a usb to boot and fix all of this. But I'm running out of ideas. Any help would be appreciated.Thanks

Answer:Toshiba laptop won't boot past bios

you can create a boot disk for linux or win 7, then run the repair..try win 7 first.i doubt its a power setting error though, if its shutting down and only booting too a black screen its sounds like a bootsector issue, use win 7 boot usb and runa repair, then try linux.i hate computers!but cant help myself....

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I was installing Windows 7 on my laptop when it asked to reboot. I did, but now it is stuck in the BIOS. I have previously set the BIOS to verbose boot, so I cam see the info it gives. It says 2040MB RAM OK (2GB RAM installed) and it detects the HDD and the optical drive. I can press F2 or F12 to try and get it to move forwards but it just says "Loading..." and doesn't do anything. The CPU isn't overheating, as it feels colder than normal use.
Pic below is the BIOS as it last looked, trying to enter setup. It had been like that for around 10 mins with no change.
Any ideas how to fix it?

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I have a toshiba netbook nb305 with linux and windows 7 installed on my netbook. Recently I changed the power settings to never go to sleep and since then I notice it won't boot up. I did this in Windows which is why I think it is a Windows issue. Normally it would boot up to grub for me to choose which OS to boot, but now all I get is a blinking cursor on a black screen.

I have tried booting without the battery, on some forums I've seen people say pressing 0 gets to recovery but that doesn't seem to work for me. And being a netbook I don't have a dvd drive to use something to boot off, so I was wondering if there is something I could install onto a usb to boot and fix all of this. But I'm running out of ideas. Any help would be appreciated.

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Toshiba mini will not boot-can't get to safe mode-f8 does nothing-f2 nothing esc brings up screen which shows system mem (passed) mouse initialized-looks like the hard drive is recognize etc.....

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Hey all. I am fairly well with computers, but this one has me stumped.

My toshiba satellite l455 laptop running windows 7 home premium 64 bit turns on (i can see all the lights blinking) but nothing appears on the screen. It is just black.

Here is what happened.

The left clicker on the trackpad broke off and slid under the computer (where the motherboard is etc...).This happened while windows was running. Then the screen went bezerk and random colors started flashing across the screen. So i turned it off, put the left mouse part back in place, but now when i turn it on i just see the blinking lights that indicate wifi, the computer is charging etc.... but the screen does not load. Just a plain black screen.

And what really sucks is 2 weeks ago i just purchased a new hard drive because the old one was broken. It was like 60 bucks.

The computer has good hardware (250 gb hdd, 4 gb ram etc...) and i dont want it all to go to waste. The computer is also fairly new.

Does anyone know what i can do to fix this???

Answer:Toshiba bios wont load????


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When I start my laptop, it stops on he Toshiba leading innovation screen and only provides the option to do one of two things. This is what it says at the bottome of the page *"Press F2 to enter Setup, F12 to enter Multiboot Selection Menu"* I have tried both. I pressed F2, I've press F12 and neither one gets me pst the screen

- When I press either after the Toshiba screen is visible, they do nothing
- If I press the F2 during boot up, the instruction at the bottom of the page says "Please Wait". However, I waited for hours and nothing ever happened. The "please wait" message just sat there.
- If I press the F12 during boot up, the instruction at the bottom of the page says "Press F2 SETUP, Entering boot device selection menu....." Then it just sits there and does nothing
The Toshiba Leading Innovation screen remains the whole time.

Can some one please tell me why I can't get past this screen and how to fix the problem?
Thank you

Answer:Satellite A - Can't get past Toshiba Leading Innovation screen

I imagine that you have to reset the BIOS back to factory settings. That involves messing with CMOS.

In YouTube you can find vid tutorial that shows how to bypass the BIOS password. Nevertheless, it really is just a tutorial on how to restore BIOS back to factory settings.

Tell me how it goes, and good luck!
You won't lose your HDD files or settings.

To answer why it happened, I would not be able to know until you describe what you have done with the computer so far that might give me a clue!

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I was watching a movie on WIN DVD and my TECRA M2 froze I restarted it, I noticed blue vertical lines on the windows loading screen and then the screen went white, I restarted the pc and it gan't get past the toshiba screen just black screen. Some folks told me it's the VGA others the Hard Disk. What do u think?

Answer:Tecra M2: Vertical lines appeared and can't get past the Toshiba screen


For me it looks definitely like the graphic card malfunction!
This is really bad because mostly the whole motherboard must be replaced! :(
But to be 100% sure the diagnostic test is needed.

I think you should contact the ASP in your country. Explain the guys the situation and ask for details.

Maybe your warranty is valid?? In such case all replacements would be done fro free!
Usually the warranty should be valid for 24 month if you have registered this notebook on the Toshiba page.


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This is a cut and paste of a previous post, but one which I am having a problem with today (saves me typing it out again!) :

When I start my laptop, it stops on he Toshiba leading innovation screen and only provides the option to do one of two things. This is what it says at the bottome of the page *"Press F2 to enter Setup, F12 to enter Multiboot Selection Menu"* I have tried both. I pressed F2, I've press F12 and neither one gets me pst the screen

- When I press either after the Toshiba screen is visible, they do nothing
- If I press the F2 during boot up, the instruction at the bottom of the page says "Please Wait". However, I waited for hours and nothing ever happened. The "please wait" message just sat there.
- If I press the F12 during boot up, the instruction at the bottom of the page says "Press F2 SETUP, Entering boot device selection menu....." Then it just sits there and does nothing
The Toshiba Leading Innovation screen remains the whole time.

I have tried removeing the battery and draining flea power - this does not resolve the issue.

When I restart the laptop, I get the situation as per line 1 above. No amount of tapping F8 does anything..I`m always back to the Toshiba leading Innovation page.

The fan is working but the HDD led never flickers.

Any suggestions please? Thanks

Answer:Satellite Pro P300-23L: Cant get past Toshiba Leading Innovation screen

Is anyone ever on this forum????

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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:Satellite P300-1CD - won't boot past Toshiba splash screen

> My Toshiba doesn't want to boot...
Why? What is wrong there? What have you done? Usually something like this cannot happen for no reason.
Have you tried to update BIOS or what?

What happen exactly when you press power button?
Try to remove RAM and HDD and try it again.

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Should I buy a Toshiba Portege M200 tablet pc and if any you have them tell me had you had any crashes or anything else

Answer:Toshiba Portege M200

click hereclick hereA couple of reviews.

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I had to update my bios & it seems that the wrong one was downloaded about 3% into installing the laptop just died & won't go back on.

There are no lights & there is no noise from the laptop at all.

Any ideas on how I can fix this?

The laptop is a Toshiba satelite L300D.

Answer:Toshiba l300D wont load up after bios update fail

It doesn't sound like it is fixable on your end. Flash BIOSes that go bad, leave you with a doorstop. You'll hear the statement, "I bricked my computer". This means you turned your device into a brick also known as a doorstop.

You might want to post at a good BIOS site

People do send bricked computers off, have the BIOS chip desoldered and a new one soldered on. You might be able to get information on that type of service.

Maybe if you contact Toshiba, they will be able to tell you of some companies that do this.

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I have a toshiba laptop that won't let me get past the main page that asks for your password. Every time I enter the password it says the user profile service service failed the login. User profile cannot be loaded. I can't find my original windows 7 disc to make anew profile. Please help.

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Hi I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro M200 I have 2GB (2x1GB) memory and wanted to increase to 3GB (1x1GB + 1x2GB) both rams operate fine independently but if I add more than 2GB memory I get a blank screen, the system is operating but the screen is blank from what I understand the M200 will take up to 4GB. Any ideas

Answer:Toshiba M200 memory upgrade

more than likely the limit is 1gb per each bank.

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My husband brought home a Toshiba Portege M200/M205 from a foreclosure cleanout that he was doing that apparently crashed. Black screen that says "safe mode", "start normally", etc. I restarted it in Safe Mode. It starts to run a scan saying components regarding sysem 32 and then gets to a screen that says "PXE-E61 media test failure, check cable; PXE-MOF: Exiting intel boot agent. Insert system disk in any key" I don't have a system disk. Can I do anything with this tablet or should I just trash it?

Answer:toshiba portege M200]M205


PXE-E61 media test failure

This means that the the Boot File on the HDD is corrupted or the HDD has failed and the boot sequence has by passed the HDD and is going to the next device in the Boot Sequence which is a Network Boot which fails.
Boot off of the Windows Disc Or download the Recovery Console ISO. Burn it to CD with IMGBurn Boot off of the CD and get to the Recovery Console. Here type chkdsk /R and press enter. The Check Disk utility will try and fix any file errors.
You can also download the ISO image for Seatools or Drive Fitness in my signature and burn the image to a CD using IMGBurn also in my signature and boot off of the newly created CD and run the Quick and Advanced tests on the HDD to test the integrity of the drive.

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Have the above that I need to get apart to fix the power in socket which I think this fellow has somehow cracked off the mobo.

But cannot find a manual for exposing the mobo - have tried Toshiba site - pretty useless and the others all want either money or one to sign up for the download which I cannot tell will be genuine or not.

Any suggestions please?

Answer:Manual for Toshiba Satellite M200

Hey, check this out John:
Toshiba satellite service manual - General-Laptops-Notebooks - Laptops-Notebooks
Some suggested sites there.

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I have a Toshiba Portege M200 running XP that won’t boot. The Toshiba splash screen comes up then goes away, the HDD light turns on once and then shuts off and nothing happens. I tried hitting F12 to get into the bios but then the splash screen stays up and nothing else happens. I can get into the advanced startup menu by hitting F8. I tried booting to safe mode and last known good configuration but still nothing happened.

I also tried taking out the battery and booting it without the battery because I read that may work, but I had no luck with that either.

Does anyone know how I can troubleshoot this?

Thanks for reading,


Answer:Toshiba Portege m200 won't boot

Try downloading Fedora Linux iso, and burn that image to a CD. Boot with it, and when it comes to its desktop, you will see all your hard drives. IF the CD won't boot, then its a machine problem. If the hd doesnt show up, then we know it is a hd problem. If the hd does show up, you can copy out all your data onto a usb memory stick.

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guys! does anyone here knows where can i find drivers for my laptop satelite m200? help please! . i rili need this one.

Answer:HELP! Toshiba satellite m200 driver for xp sp2 If you need a driver for something specific, try Google, if not, let me know and I'll try and help.

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The webcam on our laptop has started giving us the error message "Webcam driver open fail. Please restart camera or computer" but everytime we restart it says the same thing.
What do we need to do to fix it. Our system runs Windows Vista Home Premium service pack 1.


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I have a Toshiba Portege M200 Tablet PC. It has no built-in or external CD-ROM/DVD or Floppy drives. It has bios settings that will allow it to boot from HDD, FDD, CD-ROM, or LAN. I have the Toshiba Recovery DVD from the manufacturer. The Toshiba support site lists the supported external CD/DVD drives that will work with the recovery disk. I don’t have any of these and I am trying to use a generic DVD drive with an IDE to USB adapter. I am able to connect the DVD drive (with this adapter) to a computer running XP and I am able to access DVD’s on that computer. The recovery disk has instructions that tell me to use an external DVD drive (to perform the recovery) but isn’t as specific as the website as to which DVD drive to use. As a side note: the instructions do say that the drive cannot be formatted in NTFS. I think that I just need to find a way to copy the sys files onto the hard drive and then copy a generic DVD driver onto the hard drive so I can access the DVD when it is attached to the Tablet PC. I would greatly appreciate any experience or suggestions as to how I might get this to work without having to buy one of these specific DVD drives that the Toshiba Site suggests.

After reading other posts for similar issues (although these other posts didn’t provide an answer for me), I thought I might want to clarify a little. I have pulled the hard drive out of the tablet and hooked it up to a desktop using an adapter. I can format t... Read more

Answer:Toshiba Portege M200 Tablet PC recovery

I thought I should add; I have hooked the tablet hard drive up to the desktop as a primary hard drive and tried formatting it, copied the sys files over and windows 98 startup files to the drive. Then I put the hard drive back into the tablet, hooked up the external DVD drive and powered on the laptop. It errors out stating that it cannot connect to the external drive.

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I have a Toshiba Portege M200 Tablet PC. It has no built-in or external CD-ROM/DVD or Floppy drives. It has bios settings that will allow it to boot from HDD, FDD, CD-ROM, or LAN. I have the Toshiba Recovery DVD from the manufacturer. The Toshiba support site lists the supported external CD/DVD drives that will work with the recovery disk. I don?t have any of these and I am trying to use a generic DVD drive with an IDE to USB adapter. I am able to connect the DVD drive (with this adapter) to a computer running XP and I am able to access DVD?s on that computer. The recovery disk has instructions that tell me to use an external DVD drive (to perform the recovery) but isn?t as specific as the website as to which DVD drive to use. As a side note: the instructions do say that the drive cannot be formatted in NTFS. I think that I just need to find a way to copy the sys files onto the hard drive and then copy a generic DVD driver onto the hard drive so I can access the DVD when it is attached to the Tablet PC. I would greatly appreciate any experience or suggestions as to how I might get this to work without having to buy one of these specific DVD drives that the Toshiba Site suggests.

After reading other posts for similar issues (although these other posts didn?t provide an answer for me), I thought I might want to clarify a little. I have pulled the hard drive out of the tablet and hooked it up to a desktop using an adapter. I can format the drive and copy files to it ... Read more

Answer:Toshiba Portege M200 Tablet PC recovery

I thought I should add; I have hooked the tablet hard drive up to the desktop as a primary hard drive and tried formatting it, copied the sys files over and windows 98 startup files to the drive. Then I put the hard drive back into the tablet, hooked up the external DVD drive and powered on the laptop. It errors out stating that it cannot connect to the external drive.

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Hi I have this Toshiba M200 that does not have an Optical drive, so I'm using a cross over cable to connect the Laptop to my Win 7 PC to install XP from the Win 7's CD ROM.
I am using these instructions How to Install Vista on a M200 without a CD Drive using TFTP | and when I get to #3 where is says

You will be prompted for a user name. Type, “\\User Name” replacing “User Name” with the name of a user account on the computer with the shared CD-Rom drive.

I am trying to install windows XP to a notebook via the network boot PXE method. Everything seems to be going ok expect when i go to enter my password to get into the machine to copy the files.

It works until i enter: net use y: \\\cd
and i get a line that say's : the password is invalid for \\\cd (followed immediately by a prompt that says)
Enter the user name for '': ( i do this and next comes the password option)
Enter the password for '

At this point the keyboard no longer works, i cannot hit any buttons on the keyboard besides enter, and when i do, this is the error message i get:

The user context supplied is invalid
More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 3775
please help

Answer:using TFTP to network with win 7 to install Xp on a toshiba M200 help

An alternative would be to create a XP installable USB Flash drive.

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Does anyone know where I can get Toshiba Protege M200 Restore Discs. I really need this. If some one could help me out that would be great.

Also if this is in the wrong place I am sorry.

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i have a Toshiba M200 Portege tablet PC, and just recently when i turn on my laptop, the system32 folder pops up, and i have also gotten windows file protection windows that pop up , that say to insert my Windows XP Professional CD 2, even though i was not provided with said CD. I just got a new keyboard put in, but the function keys werent working a while before that time. I also can no longer scroll on the side and bottom of the mousepad. My crossfunctional button also does not work. I ran all the suggested programs, and also ran Windows Defender, i updated and ran my McAffee virus protection, and ran Ad-Aware, and Spybot and updated them too.Here is my hijack this log:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 7:52:21 PM, on 9/15/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\KeyboardSurrogate.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless&#... Read more

Answer:Toshiba M200 Portege Tablet-virus?

Hello shadowtiger72 and welcome to the BC HijackThis forums. I do not see any signs of viruses or malware in the log.Let's run a different scanner and see if we can find out what might be casuing some of the issues you are currently having.Download and unzip it to your Desktop. It will create a folder named WinPFind2. Do NOT run the program directly from the zip file.Open the WinPFind2 folder and double-click on winpfind2.exe to start the program.Keep the standard settings.In the AddOn-Options group click the checkboxes forHKCU_IEDesktop.defPolicies.defSID_Run_Policies.def
to select them.Now click the Run All Scans button on the toolbar.When the scans are complete click the Simple Report button in the lower right-hand corner to create a report file. Notepad will open with the report file loaded in it.Click the Format menu and make sure that Wordwrap is not checked. If it is then click on it to uncheck it.Use the Add Reply button to post the information back here and I will review it when it comes in.Cheers.OT

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Windows 7 Home Basic, in a HP DM1, AMD E-350, 4gb RAM, 320 GB HDD.

Last played a movie using HDMI. Returned to use it a few hours later and it took forever to load. Once it did, it took me to an unfamiliar home page.

Turns out I was logged in to a temporary profile. I found my files but did not dare move them yet. Tried F8 and then startup repair. (It said i attached a device and should disconnect and then restart) Then I tried a regedit fix (HKLM .. profiles). After that I cant seem to login even in safe mode. Got a very short message (fatal error) in a BSD.

Help will be greatly appreciated.

Answer:WIN 7 wont load past welcome screen

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Hey Friends,

My fiance has a laptop that has worked fine until a week ago. Now it will only load to the bios screen (I think that is what it is called - the screen that says Toshiba on it). It won't boot from there. I have tried pressing the f menu keys and it will say loading but won't go anywhere. Here is what I have tried:

1. I thought it was a hdd failure so I took out the hdd and put it in my dock at home and it worked fine so I put it back in.
2. I reseated the RAM hoping that would fix the problem, it didn't.
3. I tried to boot from the CDROM with no success.

I am at a loss of what to do and any help would be appreciated.


Answer:Toshiba Laptop Won't Load

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I got a toshiba protege laptop with windows 7 it has staryed to where either one if it cones on to the desktop within minuted it goes black. When I gor to system repair it doesnt help it stays the same. The battery shows not to be charging but has a new battery. I habe got it into safe mode and made a disc for system restore but the comp never loads it.

Answer:toshiba laptop won't load

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I opened my computer from stand by earlier. And received a error message such as:

Then it had a countdown until it restarted. After the computer restarted (the toshiba screen loads up) then nothing happends. I've managed to get into the safe mode start up page, however when I select boot in safe mode, it doesn't do anything, effectively freezes. Seems the problem is with XP.

I have also tried doing 'last good configuration' but that also refuses to load.
I can get into BIOS however.

The black background and white writing boot screen which breifly flashes up when after the toshiba screen doesn't even come up.

I have a Satilite P100-429 Using XP SP2 (or 3) can't remember.

Is this a hardware issue? Will I lose data?

As far as I am aware my system was clean and I was using a good anti-virus.

Please please let me know if you have any suggestions or comments.

Thanks in advance, Max..

Answer:WXP Won't load up - Toshiba welcome screen then then nothing

hi RisSsky,

you are in deep deep not really...
sounds like the filestructure on hdd is damaged.
is the hdd recognised by bios? means it is listed as a device?
is there an audible sound from hdd? scratching or humming or ticking?

chkdsk may help but i would do it "safe mode" in case you wanna not lose data on disk.

dont panik we'll get it right.

2 options to solve this:
the first and save:
- disasemble old hdd (you'll need it later)
- get a new hdd and make a recovery/installation on the new disk.
- get also an usb-hdd connector to get access to the old hdd and copy data to the new disk.
or the 2nd:
- run chkdsk on your hdd maybe you have to do this with a "live-system-on-cd"
be aware if there is a serious problem it will get worse...
- start in safe mode

if you are lucky the 2nd option will do it.
as said before i would do it "the safe way"

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I have a question about my Toshiba M200. it makes a noise on the hard drive whenever I place it down on a hard surface. For instance if I turn it on, put it on the desk or simply tap the base where the hard drive is located it makes a sharp noise (which makes the hard drive go crazy with an annoying sound) as if the hard drive caddy is touching the hard drive. What could be the problem? Is it the hard drive because I was thinking of getting another, or could it be the cover in which protects the hard drive, THANKS!

Answer:Annoying hard drive Noise: Toshiba M200! HELP

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I have a rent to own hp laptop 15 with windows 10 i did a recent updates on it .. But had to do a factory reset after that pc wont load past the welcome/logo screen now .. The logo screen just flashes reloads help please i have depression etc so havin laptop really help keep me occupied playing games onit

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Hi. Hope you can help. My computer suddenly wont start past the first screen which says (Tab) to switch to post post or (Del) to run bios. The keyboard works if i press tab but that's all. I have tried starting pressing f8 to try and enter in safe mode but no luck. Any help greatly appreciated.My system is windows xp service pack2

Answer:windows wont load past first screen

Forgot to mention I have tried booting from cd but no luck

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I restarted my laptop as it was going slow then it wouldn't log back onto my user.
I don't have the vista INSTALL disc as it didn't come with my laptop :S
I do have the repair disk for it though which i downloaded and have used before.

I've ran the 'start up repair' a few times and ran the memory thing.
cant system restore as had it turned off..
Not sure what to do.
Have tried running in safe mode also and i clicked on the spare user account and 'explorer.exe' would just crash and it would restart the computer.


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Ive looked at all the other similar messages in the forums and none seem to help me. I turned off my computer yesterday then turned it on again and switched it off again using the power switch repeatedly yesterday in a span of a few mins. I then went out for a day and when i came back home and tried to boot my computer again vista wouldnt load the login screen. I changed my loading screen and it gets past that alright but when it gets to the logon screen everything just turns black?

Answer:Wont load past login screen?

systeam restore ?

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Ill hope one more time. The resolution looks to be back to normal. When I turn it on it goes through the normal load screens but then just black. I changed the monitor resolution up but not even all the way to optimum. Any help would be nice THX in advance.

Answer:wont turn on past XP load screen

hello jscar,

now this sounds like driver issue

what i want you to do is when you start your system (push the start button ) start tapping the (F8) key

now your system should bring up a screan that says

safemode with network
safemode with command prompt

this first time we co here i want you to select (safemode) / your system should start !! it will be running with generic drivers so everything may look all distorted (suppose to )

if your system dose load thenyou will have a few questions ( just say yes )

now what i need to do is go to your (device manager)

now once there you will want to select from the toolbar of the window(veiw) then a drop down menu / from it you will select (show all hidden devices)

now if you see any (red or yellow) quotation marks , make a note of what they

now go to the (event veiwer) this is thru the (administrator tools) in the control panel
here you will find 3 to 4 subcatagories

you will want to check each of them for this is where windows keeps track of all errors
now you will want to make notes of the errors that have been recorded ( you do not have to make notes of double entries just of the dates of their happenings & how many there is)
you will get more information on the errors if you (right) click them / then select properties

then get back to us


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Well, I tried to run FC2 but all I end up with is the small splash screen, I click on it and it wont respond. I heard a lot of things about solutions, but most of them were for certain graphics cards. I did a little more searching and found that Intel might be lying about their game playability of their chipsets (Yes, I have a crappy chipset *Intel GMA 3100 G33*) but someone said it could run Far Cry 2, and they linked it from the Intel website. All my drivers are up to date. I am not sure what to do right now...

Answer:Far Cry 2 Wont Load Past Splash Screen?

Hello Madandfrustrate,
Go to this site and it will give you an idea as to whether you can run this game or not.

Can You Run It

FC2 is very intense on the graphics, so its a coin flip, if Intel say it will run the game, then it should.
If you get it running, you will have to turn everything down so much that it will not be a great gaming experience.
I have seen Videos of FC2 running on your chipset on YouTube, so it should be possible.

Hope this helps, good luck and post your results.

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You know the blue screen that says Microsoft Windows XP. I'm using Virtual Box and havent had a problem since I installed it 1.5 years ago but today I woke up and couldn't get past this screen. Any ideas?

Answer:XP wont load past blue screen

try hitting f8 on start up to access safe mode options

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Hi im trying to fix a computer my buddy brought over...and ive seem to run into a wall.

{Problem} - Most of the time nothing is shown to the monitor.(No its not broken im using with my computer) however when ever i get it to load to the monitor the computer it freezes at the motherboard screen ( ive had a few successful attempts getting past however then it blue screens.)

{My Solultion to the first problem in bold) Reset the CMOS by pulling out the battery and it will show me the motherboard screen.

Ive put in a windows 7 x64 disk in the cd drive however it doesn't give me the option to run it by disk...on the off chance that it doesnt freeze at the motherboard screen i can get into the bios and it runs DISK->HD->XTERNAL.
{What i think the problem is} i think it lyes somewere in the chipset with the motherboard but how am i supposed to get the chipset if the computer doesnt load and when it does it blue screens and when i try to put a new OS on it it doesnt even load the disk....This is my WALL.

ive tryed using a different powersupply with it but thats not the problem, the computer starts every time it doesnt load anything past the motherboard screen...

Do i tell my buddy to get a new board and cpu or what?

Computers Specs

Motherboard - mcp61pm-hm
Video Card - Nvida 8600gts
RAM - 3gb
300w power supply
Thanks for your help.

Answer:Wont load past motherboard screen

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My wife's Toshiba using Win 7 won't load. On start-up the circling Windows symbol hangs and eventually presents a message that there has been an error in the starting of Win 7 and I'm given two choices, start again normally or try to have Windows repair itself.
Neither works. I'm then given a choice of trying to Restore, which it doesn't (unable to Restore).

Lastly Toshiba asks if I want to try to save all the files and then perform a reformat, After many hours it says the saving of the files failed and the laptop is reloaded with the factory Windows 7. Essentially start anew

After Win 7 reformats (a couple of hours) I'm left with machine as it was when first purchased,I then begin to restore the old set-up I had before this all happened beginning with downloading Foxfire (no old bookmarks) and Thunderbird (no old client email list), etc,

Geek Squad ran a 12 hour diagnostic and found no hardware problems. Win 7 just "forgot" how to load start-up (again).

This will be the second time in about a month that his has happened.

The machine has no D: drive, so I can't try to do a Recovery. I there any software that I could D/L on my other PC and load via a USB memory stick to do a recovery or am I doomed to just start over. All old files gone.

I am also given the choice, when all else fails of going into command line mode, but have no idea what instructions or even the correct format of any command line instructions that I could exe... Read more

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when using the above card, and TRENDnet TEW-311BRP WireLess Broadband Router, I cannot get a stable connection.

It always connect and disconnect me.

I use this machine and card all over the world: airports, hotels, offices and it works great.

I asked the dealer to replace the 311. Same problem.

However, if I stick TRENDnet PCMCIA card and disable the Toshiba Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card, I connect w/o disconnections.

any idea?

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My laptop cannot tell me any post after the Toshiba logo just black screen. Cannot get into the bios or anything... These are the things I have tried:
Taken hard drive out,
Taken ram out and only tried one..
Taken Battery Cmos battery out for a few minutes..
Had a look at the motherboard and fan is not even working when I turn it on..
I have taken the cpu and put it back in..
Defiantly Sounds like the motherboard problem but want to know if its just a chip that needs to be replaced and soldered.. If anyone has any ideas that will be awesome.


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Portege M200 - CPU runs only at 600 MHz

I have a Portege M200 with a Dothan Pentium M 725 supposed to run at 1.6 ghz but posts a 598Mhz
clockspeed. I updated the bios to 1.8.

I read in a previous 'locked' post ...... :

...there is supposedly a DOS base utility from Toshiba to solve the issue. .
it is said it is not a Bios issue.....................

Can anyone direct me to this utility?



Answer:Portege M200 - CPU runs only at 598 MHz ! Toshiba DOS Base Service Tool

The answer is here...thank all and whoever is responsible:

The key is a utility called ' pom200t1 '

You will need the following.

A floppy or if you don't have one an external floppy drive, or if you are savvy to be able to boot a file from a CD-Drive.
You will also need WinImage as all the files you download come as .ima files
Download and (if one doesn't work the other should).

You can find them here: (this one is a last ditch attempt).
Then follow these instructions from the site I posted before:

Symptom:CPU stays at 598 MHz constantly.


1) Boot into BIOS. (Press "Esc" during the boot process, before the OS loads, but after entering your password, if you are using boot-time password protection).

2) Look under the "Others" category.

3) If the motherboard doesn't have enough information about the CPU, the category "Dynamic CPU Frequency Mode" will be blanked out (you won't see it).

If the laptop is in this condition it will never go faster than 598 Mhz until you perform the following procedure.
Note: Although this utility says that it is for a Toshiba Portege M200, the particular fix you need might work on other Toshiba laptops.
It has worked on 3 different Toshiba Satellite Pro M15 S405s, but *USE AT YOUR OWN RISK*.

1) Boot into Windows and create... Read more

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I have an acer aspire one d150. I t ried turning it on and the windows load screen blue bar just keeps going and going and wont ever load windows. I tried loading in the set up menu with last known good configuration and get the same thing, I tried loading with safe mode and get a blue screen "windows is starting up..." but it doesn't start. what can I do to get this working again? thanks*Moderator Edit: Moved topic from Windows 95/98/ME to the more appropriate forum. ~ Queen-Evie*

Answer:Windows xp wont load past screen with blue bar.

What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?

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Hi Guys,

I am having some trouble with my computer.
Some History-
The PC is now over a year old and has been running fine for about a year.
AMD 3500+
939GT4- SLI-G Mobo
2 GB Twinmoss Ram
200 Sata HD
6600GT Sli Pixel View Graphics PCIe
Super Flower 500 Watt PSU.

Now about 6 months ago, I started to get the Nvidia card sentinal saying the Graphics Card isnt getting enough power and will reduce its performance to prevent any damage. I checked it all out and it appear to be fine so pretty much ignore the issue.

About 2 months ago my computer, whilst playing a game, would turn off the monitor and shut down, the game in question was City of Heroes. Some nights it would work fine others it would happen twice then run fine again.

Last week the computer was running really slow and had a process running at 99%. I fixed this by deciding to do a complete formatt and resinstall.
I reinstalled everything including the graphics card drivers (the pop up about insufficient power was still there). Everything was running fine until last night when the screen went in horizontal lines of greens and whites.

On a restart it gets to the windows logo with the progress screen and then remains blank.
I then restarted and up came 'the Windows did not start properly last time' and listed the Safe mode options. Obviously normal did not work but i could use both Safe modes.
Now thinking the PSU was at fault, I ran out to get a new 600 Watt PSU and the same thing happened.
I tried a Syst... Read more

Answer:XP wont load past XP Logo, then Black Screen!

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My windows 7 will not load past the start up screen...I was able to get into safe mode and try to restore and repair and neither worked. I ended up backing up my files just in case I cant get this problem fixed. I will add though that my battery is dead and often falls off the back of the computer...I have read something about battery issues being a cause of start up problems....other then that I have no idea what to do and my gut is telling me there has to be something I can do and that my computer should still be functional...HELP please lol

Answer:Windows 7 wont load past start up screen

How were you able to back up files when you can't get Windows running?  What happened to your computer that lead to the problem of the battery falling off?  Have tried removing the battery and then starting your computer with it plugged in to a wall outlet? 

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ok this happened about 3 months ago, i just havnt had the time to adress the problem until now (because im in shepparton with crap all to do)

my comp started to get a little unreliable, ie: random restarts, sometimes wouldnt load past boot post screen. but it usually gets there in the long run.

i went away for a week or so, come back to turn my computer on, and now everytime it gets upto the xp loading screen, it will either lock up, shut off, or display the blue screen of death. i tried reinstalling windows but that didnt seem to help at all.

the only other computer at my house is a new core2 duo, which i am not aloud to pull apart.. plus the components wont fit into mine anyway.. im using as follows (old i know!)

XP Athlon 2600+
ASUS A7N8X Deluxe
1g Corsair Value Ram
460w PSU
120g Seagate barracuda.

Can anyone suggest whats going wrong with it?

Answer:Comp died, wont get past xp load screen? plz help

Two main choices ...bad ram or a bad PSU ....remove everything except ram and the hard drive and see if it will boot. If not....try a diff. PSU.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite C850 - 1GL laptop with windows 8.1 and every time i try to load windows i get to the login screen and the laptop crashes. I cannot enter a password to access my account, restart or anything. I have to turn the laptop off with the power button.
I managed to access the bios and used a windows 8 disk, but i can't use any of the options for example automatic repair, refresh and system restore. I get a message saying the drive where windows is installed is locked. unlock the drive and try again.
I try to use the reset pc option but I get a message saying unable to reset your pc, a required drive partition is missing.
Has anyone got any ideas?

Answer:Windows 8 wont load past login screen

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Hello, this morning i went to use my computer and i noticed it was frozen on the windows shutting down screen. I held down the button on my laptop and then tried to restart it. The dell screen comes up and then the windows screen with the rolling blue bar but it just stays at that screen. It doesn't freeze since the bar is still moving, but it won't go past that page. I've tried to load it in safe mode and its gets to the windows is starting up screen and seems to stall there. Last known good configuration also doesn't work. I don't have a windows disk but i have the recovery council installed on my computer. When i try to run that I get"
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage.....If this is the first time....Check for viruses...
and then list technical information:
*** STOP: 0x00000078 (0xF78D2524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
On the dell slash screen i hit f12 and ran a diagnostic
its came back with
error code 0142
msg: Error code 2000-0142
Msg: hard drive 0- self test unsuccessful. Status:70

Please help if you can.

Answer:Xp wont load past windows splash screen

Hello, do you have any idea what happened that might have caused this?Try this please. You will need a USB drive.Download GETxPUD.exe to the desktop of your clean computerRun GETxPUD.exeA new folder will appear on the desktop.Open the GETxPUD folder and click on the get&burn.batThe program will download xpud_0.9.2.iso, and upon finished will open BurnCDCC ready to burn the image.Click on Start and follow the prompts to burn the image to a CD.Remove the USB & CD and insert it in the sick computerBoot the Sick computer with the CD you just burnedThe computer must be set to boot from the CDGently tap F12 and choose to boot from the CDFollow the promptsA Welcome to xPUD screen will appearPress FileExpand mntsda1,2...usually corresponds to your HDDsdb1 is likely your USBClick on the folder that represents your USB drive (sdb1 ?)Press Tool at the topChoose Open TerminalType the following and press enter:

dd if=/dev/sda of=mbr.bin bs=512 count=1

Press EnterAfter it has finished a file will be located on your USB drive named mbr.binRemove the USB drive and insert it back in your working computer and navigate to mbr.bin, zip it up and attach it to your next reply.This will allow me to have a look at the MasterBootRecord of your drive and see if it is infected.

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My computer has a virus on it called svchost.exe. My computer will boot and stuff normally and the "Welcome" screen comes on and it starts loading my background desktop and stuff and all of a sudden a box comes up saying "Personalizing Settings: C:// .... svchost.exe." Can someone help me?

Answer:Virus wont let my computer load past welcome screen!

Hi and welcome to TSF.

My name is Iain and I will be helping you clean your system.

You may wish to Subscribe to this thread (Thread Tools > Subscribe to this thread) so that you are notified when you receive a reply.

svchost is usually a critical system file and must not be removed - however, it can become infected or copied elsewhere.

I'd like to see a log if possible, before doing anything else. Can you boot to Safe Mode?

Download GMER Rootkit Scanner from here to your desktop. It will be a randomly named executable.Before scanning, make sure all other running programs are closed and no other actions like a scheduled antivirus scan will occur while the scan is being performed. Do not use your computer for anything else during the scan.
Double click the exe file.
The program will begin to run, and perform an initial scan. If possible rootkit activity is found, you will be asked if you would like to perform a full scan. Click No.
In any case, after the initial scan is complete, click on the Save button, and save the log file somewhere you can easily find it, such as your desktop, and attach it in your reply.

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I can't enter any modes either, After windows xp loads there's a sudden blue flash then reboots again, then windows loads again and the same process keeps happening over and over and over.....anyone have a clue?

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Answer:Toshiba satellite won't pass load up screen

Probably too hopeful but as it's easy to try, do this:Turn off, disconnect power and remove battery. Hold the Power Off/On button down for at least 20 seconds to discharge the motherboard components. It has been known at odd times to unstick things.Otherwise let us have your Satellite model number please.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanksmessage edited by Derek

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I wonder if there are any Techheads out there looking for a challenge?

I have a new Toshiba LCD HDTV that I want to use as the primary and only monitor for my Toshiba Satellite laptop.

I want to eliminate the laptops screen altogether.

I would like to know if there exists a connector or some other way to connect my laptops ribbon cable output to a VGA output and then to the HDTV via a VGA cable; or if there is a better way to go?

The screen on this 4year old laptop got cracked so I have to spend at least $75.00 for parts alone and if I go that way I might as well buy another laptop, or use a desktop with a wireless keyboard which will cost more than $100.00 to set up.

Besides, this seems like a kinda cool fix so if anyone has any bright Ideas, please respond.

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My Medion PC running Windows XP loads past the windows loading screen then simply goes black but the computer is still on and the screen is still active. My dual boot of Ubuntu works perfectly as does safe mode. Ive had this issue for a while but it used to turn on after i rebooted it but now it only turns on occasionally. Also I'm almost certain its got nothing to do with my hardware. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:My Computer wont load past the windows loading screen

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The laptop was dropped on the floor and when the laptop is turned on it automatically goes to the "Windows Error Recovery" screen. If you select to recover windows it starts the "Loading Files" part, but when the "Starting Windows" screen comes up, as the green bar gets halfway across on it's first time, the screen goes black and all that pops up is the cursor. I have done the battery reset by removing the battery, holding the power button down, and etc. On bios the hard drive does show up. I can not run the pc in safe mode no matter what option of safe mode I choose. What are other options to try for the pc? I do not have a usb thumb drive around to try to create a usb recovery option. Any help is appreciated. Thank you!

Answer:Windows 7 won't load after Toshiba laptop dropped on floor

I think the obvious answer here is to take your machine to your local reputable tech. Something within the case has become dislodged/disconnected/broken and without being physically able to see inside or run tests it is unlikely that a helper here will be able to help you. (I may be wrong and here's hoping)

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My Toshiba laptop wont start. Its been on for awhile. Now it wont start. All its doin is keep blinking, the on button light that is. The light is slowly going on and slowly going off. I dont know what to do, this is my main computer, and now i might be out of its resources. HELP ME PLEASE!

Answer:Toshiba laptop wont start.

First thing to try is unplug it from the wall power and pull the battery, which will reset it.

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My Laptop computer will not boot insteaf shows the following messagNTLDR is compressedPress Ctrl+Alt+del to restart

Answer:Toshiba Laptop wont Start

Hope this helps here

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My laptop wont boot anymore. When i turn on my laptop i see the biosscreen and then i get a black screen (windows wont startup). Ive tried several things like accessing advanced bootmenu but i can not access that also.

The strangest thing is that i took out the HDD from the toshiba and inserted into another laptop and voila it works perfectly! So it is not windows or the HDD that has the a problem. Next thing i tried was putting the other HDD from the other laptop in the Toshiba and that also is working perfectly. (the only thing is that it keeps on asking to restore the recoverypoint, but i asume that has something to do with the difference in the hardware), so i can see more on the screen with this HDD then the original HDD.

Ive also tried to re-arrange the boot sequence to force the laptop to boot from the cd-romplayer with the windows cd in it. But that also wont work

ive tried to access bios and reset the default settings and reboot but that wont work( after bios run i get a black screen and no visible action of the hdd) the day before i had shut down the laptop the right way so ive noticed no problems with my hdd. Ive tried all buttons to get to into the ' safe mode' but that doesnt work. can someone help me?

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Answer:toshiba laptop wont boot!

Is the screen completely blank after BIOS screen or is there a cursor?

You've tried just about every combination.

In the laptop that doesn't work try booting from the Windows CD with no HDD connected. Does it boot from CD?


Also double check you have no USB devices attached and no memory cards in any slots.

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l have toshiba laptop, am trying to set up a Tevion USB turntable but dont know where line-out cables go

Answer:Toshiba laptop wont take USB tuntable why?

If it's the same as the Ion one I use then you don't have a lot of options. You can use just the USB connection, which doesn't give a lot of flexibility and on the Ion insists you install iTunes for some reason. For the line out cables you need to get an adapter that converts the two phono cables to a single stereo mini jackplug - Maplins/Radio Shack have them, this is then plugged into the microphone socket, but you have to mess around with the microphone volumes to get a good level. If you were using a desktop PC you use the 'line in' socket - but again you still need a phono to mini jack plug adapter."I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd

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ihave bought a new toshiba Satellite Pro C660 laptop for xmas ,i turned it on for the first time and it asked me to select language so i did then next it ask wat operating system to install and int is windows 7 so i clicked next ,then it opened up a dos window it looked liked it was seting up partition drives it say it was done and to press any key to continue so i did adn i keep getting x:/windows/system32 and thats it , it wont do anything else,there is no recory disk with it in the box , so wat do i do.

Answer:new toshiba laptop wont stsrtup

As it is new my first advice would be to take it back.but you could also try (at your own risk)typing restore7.exe after the x:windows\sysem32this should invoke the image in the x partition and reinstall windows 7 on the c: drive

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I have a toshiba M40x laptop which wont start up. I was using it yesterday and then went to put it on the floor to go do something and as i did so it switched off. Initially I assumed it may have overheated, which it has done in the past) so left it for a while, but when I came to switch it back on it wouldn't power up. The power light comes on when the dc adapter is connected, but there is no light for the battery, to say it is being charged ( there was charge in the battery however when it switched itself off). The power on button doesn't light up when pressed . i have put in a cd/ & dvd and the light comes on to show it is trying to read the disc, also, the fan comes on after about 30 seconds. The fan doesn't stay on without the dc adapter in.but will stay on all the the time otherwise. I had read on forums to disconnect both dc adapter and battery then to hold the power in button for a minuteish which i have done. the first time i did this i did then get the light to come on on the power on button and i had the self test screen for a matter of seconds then it shut down again. i now can no longer get anything at all when i press the power on button. i have also tried reseating the ram but when i opened it up there didn't seem to be anything to actually remove to reseat, so assumed the memory is internal. Not being a pc whiz at all, i didn't want to take the back off completely. Is there anything else I can try? and if so , ill need an an explanation in dummy language!! lol

Answer:Toshiba laptop wont start up

Try it with the battery out and and just the power adapter in.

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Hello everyone,
I got a Toshiba laptop its wont boot.
after windows screen, a blue screen coming up so quickly, I cant even read than its restarting itself.
its taking me the f8 menu every time its restarts. I tried safe mode, actually I tried every modes but same results.
I even tried boot with windows cd its still taking me to f8 menu. I check the bios for boot orders cd is the first but
not booting from cd. Anyone have any ideas??

Answer:Toshiba laptop wont boot

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my laptop wont start. my "ON" button wont light up.but when i do press it, the little light on the front edge of the laptop flashes 5 times. screen stays black

Answer:toshiba laptop wont start

unbootable laptop

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Hi, have a toshiba satellite M40, when it boots, i get ntldr missing, so i put boot to xp cd, but i still get ntldr missing, changed out cd player, and hardrive, but still getting same message.
I have a few different bootable cd's, i hear them spinning, but just get ntldr missing, everytime.
I was told by the owner, that he formatted hardrive, but if it wont boot to cd, what can i do?
Any ideas would be appreciated.

Answer:toshiba laptop wont boot

You cannot get a NTLDR is missing message...if the system is not set to boot from the hard drive.

Go into the BIOS/Setup...change the boot options so that the optical drive is the first boot option...then try your clean install.

Using CDs which are designed for a different system...may not necessarily be useful when trying to install from said CDs on a Toshiba.


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Newbee here...need some advice.  I want to clone or backup-restore (basically dump!) my XP pro tablet laptop HDD to an old desktop, the former which I don't use any more thanks to a shiney new vista jobby.Don't really need to do anything with the data, just need for it reference (contains business stuff). Can't use the Toshiba recovery disk on the Packard Bell (PB) as it appears to be machine-specific (thought about restoring OS on PB then transferring files) so could do with some ideas. (NB I've the CD box, CoA for Xp that was on the PB...but no recovery CD so can't do it that way either!!!).Have a ghost image, checked & ok of the whole M200 disk.  There's a new formatted disk in the PB with no OS. Can you guys put forward some suggestions on how I could get the OS and data across and working without getting a BSoD.  PB 3050 drivers are available on manuf website, so need someone with a bigger brain than me to clarfiy the best way to achieve what I want to.Thanks...

Answer:Transfer Toshiba M200 tablet to Packard Bell imedia 3050 Desktop

You got a new laptop but you still have the old one, right?  So, why transfer the files on your old laptop to an old desktop?  What OS is on the old desktop?  If you basically want to backup your data files from the old laptop onto the old desktop, then just copy them to it.  But, transferring the OS over is not a good idea, in my opinion, and is likely to be a messy procedure.  You could even end up with an inoperable desktop.Also, why not transfer your data files over to the new laptop?

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I dont know alot about computers so please bare with me. I deleted alot of old programs (such as games etc) which I do not use anymore, *through the control panel add/remove programs*, then did a virus scan, and deleted what was found, and decided to go to and get the sp3.. after I installed, when I restarted my computer later, it gave me a black screen saying that it was shut down unexpectedly, and offers safe modes, last good config, and start normally, I have tried all three options, with safe mode, it freezes the computer, with the other two, it boots to the windows logo screen, then it will restart the entire system. Is there any way to fix this? I did not get windows disks or anything like that when I bought the computer, I did create recovery disks, but have since lost one of them, so they aren't much help.


Answer:[SOLVED] computer wont load past windows logo screen


It's going to be difficlt without the XP CD, as that has the Recovery Console that we need in order to get your computer past the logo screen and into the OS.

Have a read here. If you feel confident that you can get the ISO burnt to disk, come back and we'll continue.

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Good Day.I have a Toshiba laptop that will not successfully load Vista.It appeared to be working properly, until I ran an AVG virus scan. It was running slow, but okay for about 4 hours and I left it go.  When I returned to the unit, screen was on but dark, lights on and wouldn't 'wake up'.  Eventually powered off and has not been able to load to completion.  I do get the error screen with the option to repair the start up; I accept that option, but never get more than a on-but-dark screen; power is still on.What next?  No Vista CD, just the key on the bottom of the unit.Hope someone can help.J

Answer:Vista won't load on Toshiba Satellite A205-S5000 Laptop

Can you boot into Safe Mode?  BIOS?

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My Toshiba L755 Satellite has been unable to load web pages despite showing that it is connected to my wifi network. The problem usually starts when I'm watching videos on YouTube. As soon as I try to raise the quality of the video, the laptop will refuse to load the video and will not load any other websites. The only way I have been able to fix this is to reboot the laptop. However, the problem persists when try to watch videos again

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  !!! I'm sooo fustrated! I dont know what happened. One day it was working the next morning it wasnt. It didnt start having problems until we started loading Cd's on Itunes to put on the Ipod Shuffle. Also...(forgot to mention) that some guy at walmart told us that we probably needed this USB port to hook to the laptop too so we have been using that hooked up to the laptop! I dont know if any of this has to do with why the laptop isnt working but all it does is make a clicking noise when trying to boot and it doesnt get past the windows logo black screen. Pressing F8 doesnt help either   PLEASE HELP!! I dont know what to do??? 

Answer:Toshiba Laptop Wont boot windows XP

Describe what happens when you boot. Youll press the power button then...

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The laptop starts up but goes to black screen with Mouse cursor but never goes to desktop. Have tried mast known good configuration and it goes to black screen. Also safe mode. When I try to boot with recovery disk it loads files then goes black. Please help.

Answer:Toshiba laptop wont start windows

Probably a bad hard drive, can you boot to safe mode?

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I just got a toshiba satellite l500 laptop today. At first, my laptop was working and finding all internet connections. Later on, I updated the norton antivirus and windows 7 update. I restarted it and found that the laptop was not connected to the internet. Theres no problem with the router. I tried fixing the problems with the diagnosis thing too but it didnt work. Please help me out !!

Answer:Toshiba Laptop wont connect to any networks!!!! HELP!! :(

GET RID OF NORTON! ASAP!!! lol not to scare you or anything but it is totally crap and an utter waist of time. Install something decent! Avast is free and far better! I personally use Kaspersky IS as I get it free with Barclay's online banking.
Also just make sure you haven't turned the wireless switch off, if you post the model I'll be able to tell you where it is.

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Problem #1 toshiba

Problem #2 was using the laptop, no internet or im's on... had a game running... it was charging. then all of a sudden it just died on me.
No lights turn on, not even the light in front to tell me if it's charging.
Wont boot up.
also i pulled the battery. it's at 50% still. im kinda clueless.
all i can think of it May be is that theres a short where the cable plugs in... if so how hard is it to pull apart? and check it out... im sure that if that port gets screwed up nonetheless the battery wont turn it on cause of that...
can anyone think of what this might be?
basicly i have a paperwieght right now and i can push buttons all day long ... pretty fun
Im currently in iraq right now, so trying to figure out what i may need. im close to baghdad and ill prolly just have one of the Terps go pick the parts up for me... nonetheless... anyone got any ideas?


Answer:Toshiba laptop / crashed? wont turn on.

Being that you're in Iraq, it probably over heated and died. None of the Toshiba's I owned had good cooling.

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I have a fairly new Toshiba satellite laptop P70 Windows 8.1 & it wont play any Blu ray discs. Toshiba Blu-ray Disc player starts up when you insert a disc the play button appears but nothing happens. I have tried the Toshiba site but it just puts me in a loop to start page. I cant find any links to see if I need to update the player. The version I have is I have spent ages searching online trying to find a solution. I am in Australia & have the correct country code selected. Any help would be appreciated as Ive spent hours on it.

Answer:Solved: Toshiba laptop wont play Blu ray

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