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Sound stuttering/lagging problem, Toshiba satellite

Q: Sound stuttering/lagging problem, Toshiba satellite

Hey guys.

My laptop is a TOSHIBA Satellite L775 (Windows 7) and for quite a while now Iíve been having Ďstutteringí problems with the sound. If Iím watching a youtube video (or listening to music files on my hard drive) occasionally the sound lags. It wasnít too much of a problem at first but itís happening quite often now and is incredibly annoying/worrying.

Iíve checked out a lot of forums and questions online regarding similar problems, so far I have disabled and replaced my sound driver (although there are like 5 NVIDIA sound drivers I did not have the option to uninstall), disabled a few programs/services using the msconfig (although I donít think its related to the processor or processes, my laptop has 4GB of RAM and an intel i5 processor, Iíve ran pretty intensive games on it in the past with no problems so canít see it lagging over music).

I tried downloading a new Ďatherosí network driver, I didnít uninstall the current one as Iím in the middle of revision and donít want to cut myself off from the internet by mistake. I simply downloaded the replacement driver and ran the install wizard for it, the problem still wasnít fixed.

It might be worth nothing that after I disabled a few programs to see if it was the RAM that the problem seemed to get worse, with massive hangs in the audio. The first time I remember seeing this was almost a year ago, I was playing Crysis 2 and the game/sound crashed. Occasionally after this the stuttering would occur whilst listening to music, and itís got progressively worse since. Not sure if the problems are related at all, but that's the first time I noticed a problem like this.

Strangely when watching tv shows or movies (on VLC) the computer doesnít seem to stutter, this could be because Iíve just never seen it happen, but Iím pretty sure it doesnít happen.
I do not think itís the browser or a youtube problem because it happens when videos are buffered ahead of the current position, and like I said it happens on music files on the computer.

Just now I had a bit of a breakthrough, I disabled the wireless and played a few songs and it didnít stutter once. So I uninstalled the Atheros network driver fully and then reinstalled it (someone on a forum said it was a new fix, although the driver was a year old and was the same version as the one I removed). I was hopeful but got greeted by the biggest stutter yet when I played a songÖ There is another network driver I havenít tried disabling (Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller), so maybe that is a problem, unless my Atheros driver is the problem and just immediately screwed up again? There is also a virtualbox host-only Ethernet adapter but I disabled it as well in case. No luck.

Iím now out of ideasÖ Sorry for the long winded post but I want to give as much information as possible to help you guys help me!

Thanks for reading!

A: Sound stuttering/lagging problem, Toshiba satellite

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Hi, i just got a new pc and im having sound problems; basically every so often the sound sort of lags out and goes stuttery for about 1 to 5 seconds then resumes as normal. On the performance monitor cpu usage spikes up to 50-60% for the duration.

-Using logitech Z-10 speakers, got the latest drivers, and the problem occurs when im using different speakers also

-Running vistax64 on a pretty high-end pc, so really i shouldnt be running out of resources just to play sound.

-Bought a sound card, hoping to fix the problem, but its the same whether i use onboard sound or the card.

-The problem occurs in all applications, not just WM player

I think the problem is some kind of issue with data transfer and processing within the pc (whether its hard or software based i dont know). It appears to be only sound that displays lag/slowdown symptoms.

I tried sticking some music onto a flash drive and playing it from there, but again it stuttered so im guessing its not a hard drive issue.

Im really running out of ideas, so any help would be vastly appreciated

A:Stuttering/Lagging sound

Sounds like a driver issue. What sound card and what on-board audio program are you using? There have been issues with Vista and or 64bit.

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Hey there. I'm not sure what the problem is, but since yesterday, my laptop's sound & video keeps lagging..the whole time.

Yesterday i was djing on the laptop through a mixer..and then the sound disorted, like the speaker had been blown..if it's blown would it still be playing audio though? and could that be the reason for the lagging/stuttering? (that it's blown maybe)

here's a video of what i mean (since it would be a lot easier to explain)

Problem with laptop Audio/Video lagging/stuttering - YouTube

When windows starts, the greeting sound also does it..overall all the audio and video does

Hope you guys can help out (the video might be quite loud so i'd suggest turning down your volume a bit, it recorded pretty loud)

A:Laptop Sound & Video Lagging/Stuttering

Check your audio out cable. does it still sound distorted when you unplug the cable and use the laptop speakers?

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Hey there. I'm not sure what the problem is, but since yesterday, my laptop's sound & video keeps lagging..the whole time.

Yesterday i was djing on the laptop through a mixer..and then the sound disorted, like the speaker had been blown..if it's blown would it still be playing audio though? and could that be the reason for the lagging/stuttering? (that it's blown maybe)

here's a video of what i mean (since it would be a lot easier to explain)

When windows starts, the greeting sound also does it..overall all the audio and video does

Hope you guys can help out (the video might be quite loud so i'd suggest turning down your volume a bit, it recorded pretty loud)

It happens in every player. windows media, vlc, quicktime..etc. Only installed dj software recently, but it was working perfectly for quite a while...until last night.

A:Laptop Sound & Video Lagging/Stuttering

System restore?

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A:Toshiba satellite a25 sound problem

Does it show your sound card as working in device manager?

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Hi, Folks - I'm New, here...

I recently bought a new Toshiba Satellite P105 pre-loaded with Vista.

We use a proprietary system at work that connects through a VPN and our server would not acknowledge Vista, so I immediately re-formatted and loaded XP Pro.

I managed to get all of my drivers for every device except sound. The PC has a Toshiba V92 modem connected to a high-def audio bus with Harmon Kardon speakers.

I can't seem to find the correct drivers for my sound.

Anyone else experienced this? Any help in solving my delimma?

I've spent hours at Toshiba's support site.


A:Sound Problem- Toshiba Satellite

Hi, Dave, and welcome to TSF!

Have you tried using a generic driver? Go into device manager and see if your audio chipset shows up there with a yellow ! next to it. If it does, run the add new hardware wizard and have it select a driver for it automatically.

I have moved you to Windows XP support.

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This is my first post here, my tech buddy couldnt help me with this one so here goes...

i had problems with the virtual sound program that came with my laptop when i first got it and uninstalled it, then reinstalled it from a website assuming that the HD wow SRS program download would be the same, i guess it wasnt exactly the same.

it would come up once, so i could tweak my listening experience then disappear into thin air, it would be in 'Add or Remove' files but nowhere else.

so decided to download it again, from a different site this time, downloaded it, but this time it told me to restart computer to kick it in, didnt have to do that b4.

when i reloaded my satellite laptop this HORRIFIC sound came out of my speakers and wouldnt stop, it sounded from the depths of driver gone wrong hell, so i uninstalled it, rebooted and it was gone but NOW my windows media player does not play ANYTHING and goes "Sorry for the inconvienence but Windows explorer must close".

what gives ??????????????????????

oh by the way i had to take it in 2 weeks ago for fixing because the motherboard quit, warranty people replaced it, boo urns.

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Can anyone help? Thanks.

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Hey guys and girls,

I have a toshiba satellite 1905-s301 laptop running windows xp home edition. Starting 2 weeks ago, i lost the sound. I tried to go to the volume control pad but the laptop sayd that there is was no selected audio device. I did some investigating and i found that my sound device (Crystal WDM audio codec)had an error next to it(device could not start, code 10). Soon after, i started getting the blue screen with IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL message. I went to the toshiba website and downloaded the updated driver. Installed it and nothing.
So i said screw it and had my buddy reformat the laptop with the toshiba recovery cds. Laptop is back to day 1 settings and still the same issue. So i disabled the sound device (Crystal WDM audio codec) and i have been able to use my computer without having constant shutdowns. I get an occasional blue screen (once every 2 days and usually while opening a new webpage) but not the same time it comes up i will post up the message.

I have run mcafee that i get from aol, adaware, reg run and winpatrol and i got rid of lots of viruses and spyware but still hasnt fixed the issue. What should i do?

Any help is appreciated!

Thank you for your help,


A:Toshiba Satellite 1905 s301 sound problem

Did some research and this guy was having the same exact problem as me

Unfortunately, he hasnt been online since may 23rd so i can't find out if he found a fix.
I know SOMEBODY has to have a solution for this.

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I have now solved this.........

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A:Toshiba Satellite, no sound.

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A:Toshiba Satellite has no sound.


If you have a CD with sound card drivers use that to install the drivers.

If you don`t look HERE You have to know the model of your Satellite

then click on each of the links on that page until you see your model number.

The Satellites begin on about the sixth link down.


An explanation of Code 41 is HERE

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In my search to try and resolve this problem I read something about an update from Microsoft for Vista that had caused others to loose sound on their computers. When I tried to find this again I could not locate what I had been reading.

The laptop is just over 2 years old and has beed running great till this happened

Device Manager is showing: Conexant High Definition SmartAudio HD2 as the item under Sound, video and game controller.

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A:no sound toshiba satellite

fixed it but thank you anyway.

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A:Toshiba Satellite no sound no usb

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A:No Sound on a Toshiba Satellite A45-S120

bump - any help appreciated

BTW - I'm running Windows XP.

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Are there any yellow exclamation marks in Device Manager under the Sound Category?
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A:cant hear any sound when i hook my toshiba satellite up to my tv

Apparently you do not have an HDMI interface, since you are connecting sound separately. First thing to do is check the connections to the TV (assuming you have the right cables) and then the setup for the TV for the inputs you have connected.

Exactly what did you get from Best Buy?

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A:Toshiba satellite 1905-s301 sound card

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Not the best when it comes to computers so bare with me.
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I also forgot to add that I do hear little beeps and stuff and the sounds when you turn ON the laptop and when you turn it OFF.

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A:Toshiba Satellite 2415 SOUND CARD problems

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A:Sound problems on Toshiba Satellite L755-1J9 PSK2YE

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A:Solved: Could't find sound driver Toshiba Satellite M70

It isn't on the Toshiba website and I'm not familiar with this one:

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thanks in advance and have a great night/day!

A:Toshiba Satellite laptop: Sound suddenly not working?

May be it is disabled in Device Manager. Also check Sound/Audio properties in Control Panel.... also try to increase volume as it could be in MUTE.

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hello all
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A:Sound Problem , Crackely And Stuttering /built In Sound

Try uninstalling Voice Buddy. If the sound is OK, then you know it was either a corrupt install of Voice Buddy or a setting in the program needs tweaked

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I've checked drivers. I've checked hardware as best I can, but I'm not really sure what's going on. I've fixed lots of computers in my day, but I'm somewhat stumped as to this one. I've never run into this problem before.

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A:Stuttering and Lagging

Hi -

Boot into SAFEMODE w/ Networking -- same results?

Use Resource Monitor to see what app is responsible for CPU spike -
START | type perfmon /res

Click on CPU tab; then CPU column to sort in descending CPU usage order

Check 3rd party drivers out. Run the Driver Verifier -->

If Driver Verifier flags a 3rd party driver it will BSOD your system.

Regards. . .



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A:Toshiba Satellite Sound not working Model 2455-S305

This might help you. I have a toshiba satellite M45 s-265. We upgraded something on it awhile back and had the same thing with no sound.

My laptop is not working at the moment so I cant go on it and give you step by step instructions on what I did.
but there was an option in the multimedia section that had a box checked for something like (Enable digital CD audio for this device) I unclicked it and the sound came back.

Maybe that will work for you.. I hope so good luck with it... Computers can be such a pain in the ***!!! They have a mind of there own..

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I have a toshiba satellite l300 - 229 model number pslb8e
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Since installing audacity i have had no audio.
Audio is detected but does not come out of the speakers(if a play a sound the level bar reacts) this it what confuses me the most?
It has an inbuilt realtech hd audio soundcard.
What I have tried:
Volume Control
Mute settings - inbuilt and through the sound card (including function mute)
Headphones - Still No audio
Restore point - no change
Reinstalling the realtech driver
Bios - after looking within the bios setup could not find any audio settings as suggested in other threads??
All audio in device manager is enabled

This is driving me insane been trying for three days now and still no solution!
Please help.

A:toshiba satellite l300 - 229 realtek sound driver not working???????

Do you suspect hardware failure?

If so, can you remove the sound card or replace it?

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I built a new system 3 months ago running Windows 8.1. For the past 2 weeks my system has been having major lag issues.
For example - when I play a video in VLC and go onto do another task at the same time like downloading (Files written to temp)
or watch a video on youtube it causes the video and audio to become choppy.
My system will then begin lagging and stuttering to the point it becomes unusable. If i do another task directly after e.g. playing music iTunes or watch a YouTube video.
It will begin to shutter again and lag even more leaving me no choice but to hard restart. 
There is no bottleneck on the CPU/Ram even when this is happening. Anyone know what could be the cause for this?
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Threads 2117
Handles 59830

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Cached 7.2 GB
Committed 8.6/31.9 GB
Paged pool 333 MB
Non-paged pool 1.7 GB
In use 7.0 GB

Core Clock 1075.8,  Memory Clock 1752.8, Temp 40.0  

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I just purchased the above the other day.

I chat regularly to someone in America using various chat clients (yahoo, aim, msn etc).

On my ancient Sony Vaio this wasn't a problem. However on this laptop, with a vastly superior specification, the sound at their end is awful. It apparently skips and the volume fluctuates.= and generally sounds awful.

I tried sound recording on it and got the same results.

I'm using a Plantronics headset rather than the internal mic, (don't know if this makes a difference).

Not being that computer literate myself, is there a conflict between the external mic and the built in mic or can anyone shed any other light on this matter.

Any help would be vastly appreciated because I purchased this laptop simply to upgrade and carry on voice chatting

A:Toshiba Satellite C650-1CT. Sound recording/voice chat issues


In the sound settings, you will find 2 mic volumes, one the internal and external if the external mic is only plugged in, so what you do is to mute one and use the other.

Hope this helps !!

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So, recently, something like 4 days ago i spilled juice on my laptop. I had it cleaned right away and i was told it should be ok.

Recently, however, i've had problems playing any video. Whenever i play a video (with bsplayer or windows media player. it happens in vlc too, but to a much lesser extent: freezes that leave the image broken for 0.5 seconds ) it will work fine for a couple of minutes then start to stutter, freezing up for 2 or 3 seconds then skipping ahead, with the audio playing normally.
However, when i try to store the same video on an usb drive and play it from there, the issue doesn't seem to happen (or at least from what i've seen; i haven't let it run more than 30 min, could happen there also but slower).

My first idea was that this was a hard drive issue, but after running some programs to test the hard drive, they all pointed out no problems. I had a friend who works in tech support tell me (after i briefly explained the issues) that it might be a motherboard issue, but i don't see how that can be the case seeing as the videos run fine from usb for the most part. He suggested trying to reinstall windows. Is that a good idea?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

A:Media player stuttering / lagging

Try restoring the system to an earlier date before the onset of this behaviour.

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So I'm at my wits end on this one. I've searched high and low on just about every forum for a fix to this.

My PC seems to stutter and lag during any kind of network traffic to my PC. At first I thought it was just happening when I was watching Youtube vids or downloading torrents but sitting there with nothing running and a simple message through skype will trigger it too. Just did a re-install of windows and it's still happening, which is making me lose my mind.
Restarting Windows fixes it temporarily but within 1-2 hours the problem begins coming back, it's small at first but gets increadibly bad later. Leaving my pc running all night, by next morning watching youtube vids is pretty much in slow motion with long drawn out stuttery sound.
Disabling the wireless adaptor actually stops it all, I can start watching a youtube vid and halfway through it lagging and sputtering along if I disable the adaptor it instantly plays normal, until it gets through everything it buffered.

Heres a breakdown of everything I've tried thus far to fix it.

-Updated Windows
-Updated graphics driver
-Updated sound driver
-Updated wireless drivers
-Disabled wifi card and used a USB adaptor instead
-Disabled my page file
-Disabled event log
-Tried a different browser
-Restarting modem

and finally the last thing I tried:
-Re-installed Windows 10 as a fresh install on a brand new SSD

There may have been a few other things I tried to in there but cannot remember.
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A:PC lagging and stuttering during network traffic (Win 10)

Hi Vedegris and welcome to Ten Forums!

Since you've done so much work already, possibility to solve your problem here looks not very high to me.
First of all - I have no idea, but if I would be in your place there are few things that I would do: when the problem occurs
- check in task manager (or ProcessExplorer from Sysinternals) if there is CPU high load and which program causes it,
- do the same for possible memory leak
- try with wired network
- reset you BIOS

I'm sure you've done all the search for possible problems of your motherboard and graphic card.

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Hi everyone. So my audio is stuttering every minute or so. It runs fine and then on random intervals it stutters for a second and then carrys on like normal. Its getting a bit annoying, I have only recently done a fresh install and re installed drivers. Only a month ago my RAM was faulty I did a memtest and I sent it back and got replacement. That issue is fine now. Now its just this audio..

So I've disabled all sound devices except the one that works. Closed any THX programs or anything like that. set my speakers to headphones and still no change. It happens with videos and games, everything really. I don't notice a stutter in the video side of things.

Any help would be much appreciated! DXDiag attached.

GTX 670
i5 3570k
Asrock z77 Motherboard Extreme - M
Onboard audio Realtek sound
Windows 7 64 bit

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I've recently installed a Gamesurround Hercules Fortissimo 2 sound card to solve my stuttering problem, but it's made no difference. Basically, as i play games the sound will stutter at the same time there is a graphic slowdown, only very brief but annoying.

My system is a fairly high spec (512 DDR, AMD XP 2600, Geforce4 Ti4800SE) so i'm thinking that i should not have these kinds of problems. Can someone please help?

A:Sound stuttering problem

Have you make sure that you have installed the newest driver? Older driver sometimes tend to be buggy.

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I am not able to find any event legs showing conflicts, failures anywhere around the time I notice my sound has stopped working, making it that much more difficult to resolve. As of right now I can reboot and sound will come back for an unknown length of time. Sometimes a few days to a few hours. Since I haven't been able to point to something causing this to try and figure it out myself, I'm not sure what additional information I can provide to get help in return, so ask and I will provide what I can. Thanks.

A:Sound stops working Win8x64 CP.Build 8250 Toshiba Satellite L755-S5306


You can visit Realtek's site to download and install the latest HD Audio Codec driver.

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I was messing around with some audio configurations the other night, basically trying to get things to sound 'louder'. Anyway, whatever I did I guess has made audio just about unlistenable. I don't want to fully restore my computer but is there a way I could just restore the audio settings? I think I've restored most settings for the audio but maybe I'm missing something.
I have a Lenovo laptop with "Realtek High Definition Audio" for the playback.
**edit: Seems to only be happening through iTunes! Just blasted some music through Youtube and the audio was fine.

A:Crackling, skipping, stuttering, lagging audio

Well, I searched around and it seems to be an issue with making sure the sound playback is at the same sampling rate as iTunes. So far so good. If anybody has the same issue I recommend making sure your iTunes sampling rate is at the same rate as the playback device settings.

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After my computer is left on for a period of time (anywhere from a few hours to a day or two), it starts lagging and stuttering. A "spike of lag" occurs every few seconds, temporarily freezing the system (typing/mouse movement is affected, sound isn't). It can't be a RAM issue because I have 16GB of RAM and task manager shows that only 50% of my memory is being used. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Rebooting solves the issue immediately but it is a pain to reboot all the time.

A:System stuttering and lagging after long uptime

You state that 50% of 16 gigs of ram is being used. That is a very large amount of ram being used.

You can look in Task Manager and see if you can see what is using all the ram.

You could also go into msconfig/Startup and see what programs are starting at boot and running in the background that do need to start at boot.

When you ram is being 50 % used could you post a picture like this.

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Sorry about the title, I don't know what to say.

When playing any game or watching any video (on hard drive, dvd or streaming) or playing any game (2d simple, 3d intensive) my computer gets lag spikes and stutters, the sound kind of freezes every time it pauses.

My PC has never had this problem before, it started a couple of days ago.

My graphics card drivers are up to date and I have no idea what to do.


A:Lagging and stuttering while playing games and watching videos.

I have tried starting with no background applications and it doesn't change anything.

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hi guys,
is there anyone who dealt with such a lcd display problem? my laptop's display is purely correct but when windows is opened i see many horizantal lines. the problem is at lcd display or connecting cables?
thanks a lot.

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Hello all. This is my first post and may I say that I have enjoyed reading the other posts and replies. My problem is this: I have a Toshiba Satellite A10 laptop that is still under warrenty until January, 2005. For the last week or so, the fan has been making noise like the blades are hitting against something. I realize that this indicates that the fan is going out. I called Toshiba and they said I could send it in to them and they would replace it. Or I could take it to an authorized Toshiba repair center. Herein lies the problem. There are no authorized repair centers within a 100 mile radius of me (per the Toshiba representative) and I am not comfortable sending my laptop in as it has sensitive information concerning my job on it. I asked if he could just send me a new fan and I would replace it and you can guess what his response to that was. He said it would void my warrenty. I told him I didn't care if he would just send the fan. No dice. I have searched everywhere I can think of for a Toshiba fan and I cannot locate one. These are the numbers off of the current fan: 3910A; MCFTS6512M05; GDM610000126. If anyone has any idea where I can get this part I would appreciate it if you would let me know. Yes, I realize that this will void my warrenty, and like I told Toshiba, I don't care. I have too much information on this laptop to lose it because of a heat problem. Thank you in advance for any replies.

A:Toshiba Satellite A10 fan problem

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I forgot to "power up" my laptop and left it on; now there's just a black screen and the led (saying the laptop still on) is still on.

I tried pushing on every little button but it won't restart.

Please help?

Thanks in advance


A:Problem with Toshiba Satellite

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

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Hi, please help,
While sat using the laptop the other night i suddenly had a yellow box appear in the bottom right corner telling me that the USB device could not be recognised. At the time there was no device plugged into any of the ports. I tried to troubleshoot to see what was going on but nothing got resolved so i rebooted. Still happened after restart still with nothing plugged in.
I have tried everything i know to resolve this problem. Checked device manager, all 3 usb devices are saying that they are working correctly and there are no red or yellow marks next to them. I have uninstalled them and rebooted, same problem. Now none of the 3 ports will work at all. Tried various devices in each of them and nothing except for residule power that will turn power lights on if the device has one.
Not sure if this is linked but tried to enter bios just to check settings but what i know to be my password no longer works. I HAVE NOT changed it and nobody else has access to have altered it either. I have tried backdoor passwords and they wont let me in either.
Please help, this is driving me nuts.

A:Toshiba Satellite USB problem

possibility the connector is loose internally.
Have you also done a virus/ trojan check lately?

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My friend and I have the same computer. He's running XP Pro I have XP Home, but besides that same processors, HD, etc. His is having serious running problems. His major difference is that he runs AOL and all their junk, as well as their provided Virus Software, but this should not be slowing his computer soo much compared to mine.

His OE works every other time you try, (very suspicious) his wireless connection says "good" when it's sitting next to the modem, programs and folders and there then gone again. His Virus Software from AOL (McAfee?) doesn't seem to be working (big clue.)

I've just loaded and run AVP Free virus software and Spybot and haven't found any noticible viruses, spyware, but it seems as if there is something in there running background, hidden stuff that is using up his processor and connection access, when no software is reported to be running. It freezes a lot. He has 75% of his HD available & 1 GB RAM. We also just did a clean up and defragment. The clean-up doesn't seem to delete all the temp folder files - is that normal?

Could someone please take a look at this hijack file and let meknow if you see anything telling? I'd really appreciate the help. Thanks, sbrenusa

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:30:14 PM, on 10/28/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogo... Read more

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I was working on the computer (Toshiba satellite A 100-232), when it suddenly froze. So I had to close it from the power button. After that it enters the "In touch with tomorrow - Toshiba " screen and then it just goes black forever. I can't enter bios with F2. Heeeelp, please!

A:Toshiba Satellite problem..

If you have or can get hold of a boot disk (Hiren's, UBCD, any live Linux distro or even a Windows install disk) you could try booting from it, to check whether it's a hardware failure (HDD could have failed or got disconnected) - assuming it's set up to boot from CD/DVD. Is it definitely F2 for setup? Some Satellites require holding Esc on start, then F1 when you get the Toshiba screen.

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video blink or wrong unexpected moment, i don`t know failure cause

A:Toshiba Satellite problem

Try updating your Video drivers:
Go here:
Click on "Download"
Put your laptop model in
Click on "Go"
Select your Windows version
Look through the downloads for your Display driver
Download your Display driver
Install it

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Model A35-S159. After installing a new battery, and getting a new power supply, sometimes, but not always, the battery discharges while on AC. The AC light stays on while the battery discharges. The battery always recharges when I turn the laptop off.

Sometimes I can turn it on and it won't discharge while on AC. Other times I turn it on and it immediately starts discharging. I can tell because the orange/green charge light doesn't come on. And still other times, it will stay at 100% charged on AC, and then suddenly, for no apparent reason, the charge light goes off and it starts discharging.

Any ideas would be appreciated

A:Toshiba Satellite Battery Problem

Good Evening petef, the batteries in these machines contain sensitive intelligent circuitry that often need a special charging routine procedure when they are replaced.

This battery circuitry requires to be accepted by the machine when a battery is replaced, this is to realign the battery condition and charge schedule with the actual computer.

It may be worth your while asking Toshiba about this problem directly.

Others may have different ideas.


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Hey Guys,

I just installed windows 7 on a Toshiba Satellite A300 laptop that has Vista on it before. Everything works on it but the wireless won't connect properly, it says the network is public and has no internet connection even tho if i go to the connect to a network it shows me my wireless network. any help would be great.


A:Toshiba Satellite WiFi problem

You didn't mention which WLAN driver you needed to install. Once you figure that out by looking in Device Manager you can get the driver from the page below.

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I have an old Toshiba CDT Satellite model 2595 with Windoes XP. The current batery has been replaced and the last time it was used the following occured.

I went to use the cd drive and upon opening the drive tray,the screen went blank as if it lost power. Curently the AC power is pluged in but nothing happens when the power button on the laptop is pushed on. I'm sure that the battery is still charged. if not could this be a cause? Is there an internal cutoff overload swith that may have tripped.
Thank you in advance for you in advance for your help and assistance requarding thsi problem.

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Hello all,

I have a Toshiba Satellite L300-1AP that has problems in the touchpad area. I've replaced the touchpad itself and refreshed the drivers but the problem remains.

Sometimes there is no response at all, at other times it just moves the mouse pointer extremely slowly and erratically. When the first problem occurred I attached a USB mouse which worked fine. On subsequent attempts the mouse is not recognised at all, on any port. I've adjusted the sensitivity via control panel (Win7) but there is little difference in behaviour. I'm also aware of the Fn+F9 switch.

I suspect the thing is destined for scrap. Any suggestions as to how to rescue it would be gratefully received.

Thanks for your time,

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Hello all, I am brand new on here and need some assistance. I have a Toshiba Satellite A205-S5843. First off my harddrive took a dump. OK, went bought a new hard drive, installed it and began the restore process on the computer. Everything was good, until it was over 50 percent done loading files when an error appeared. \windows\system32\winload.exe file was missing or corrupt. Everything stopped. I don't have a windows vista disk and that is what it wanted. I try to start over and bam....the dvd drive is no longer being recognized in the system BIOS. It only lists the hard drive. So now I cannot even put in a disc to try and load anything. The drive does actually run. It lights up, spins etc. But the computer brain does not see it. Any ideas? Thanks.

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after hibernate, my laptop (Toshiba Satellite A35-S159) can not back to ON, LCD screen blank but all LED indicator is good. i had check the hard disk is good, if i removed the hard disk, computer start normally in DOS mode, booting from floppy disk.
i had try install new BIOS and screen out to monitor, it doesn't work too.

any one experience with this problem ?

thanks in advance,

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Hey There Guys. Last Time I have some problem. One day I was going downstairs. There was a water and I was holding my laptop. But I slipped down and my laptop fell down from the stairs. I was really worried. So I hurry carried him up. Powered on and BAM. It didn't load Windows 8.1 but it Showed something like: "No Bootable Device Found. Please Restart". First I though It was HardDisk Problem.. So I brough HDD to my Uncle. He tested HDD on other Computer a He said that HDD is OK. So I tried to Remove and Insert HDD Back but Still any Change.. . I think my Uncle is Right... I even tried to Make Bootable UEFI Windows 8.1 Setup USB Disk. Setup Loaded Successfully. But It was Stucking at "Setup Is Starting" about 4 Hours. So I powered him Down.. Then I tried Setup Again. I googled some help with DISKPART. But there is even Problem that when i open Setup CMD (SHIFT+F10) and Type /diskpart it just shows something Like:
Microsoft DiskPart version 6.3.9600
Copyright (C) 1999-2013 Microsoft Corpation.
On Computer: MINWINPC
It doesn't show up DISKPART> over 3 Hours.. (It HAS to.)

So I don't know what to do. .

Please Guys Help me. I'm just 14 Year Old Boy.

My Laptop is Toshiba Satellite L855-14C

A:Problem with My Toshiba Satellite L855-14C

I think the HDD may have bad sectors, possibly in the boot sector area.

Connect the HDD to another PC, run this utility to check the SMART status and check the number of bad sectors/blocks.

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Hiya everyone,

maybe someone has an idea an can help...
The problem I got is that the A50 suddendly powers off! This happens with and without the power supply being connected.
Any ideas where I could start looking for the issue??

Big thanks for any hints


A:Power problem with Toshiba Satellite A50

The CPU cooling fan(s) may be shorted/bad

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Problem with my laptop Toshiba satellite pro A60

when i switch it on, a sound appears as if a key is pressed while the laptop is on booting process, it takes sometimes then windows Xp starts up successfully. When i open MS word, the letter "e" writes on the empty document automatically that it keeps on writing eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee as if somebody keeps on pressing the key "E" on the keyboard. I tried to clean the keyboard, on the key "E" nothing helps.

Any ideas how to solve this problem?

A:Problem with my laptop Toshiba satellite pro A60

you'll need to check keyboard connection to MB. if it firmly connected, then replace the keyboard. it's a stuck key failure,

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ok i tried to start it and nothing at all happened... i think came up saying entert he boot disc so i did and it took me to the microsoft loading screen and it sat there for hours never loading....... i tried to restart the computer and tried to go to the boot options but it wouldn't even bring up those options it just told me to enter the boot disc....i really have no idea what to do any help that you guys can give me i would appreciate it

A:Toshiba Satellite L305 problem

i think you should take this to a repair shop, laptops arent like PC's in that without the correct tooks you cant diagnose the fault..

but at a guess i would say that the hard drive is stuffed

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I want to install XP on my Toshiba Satellite A45-S120 problem, but when I enter BIOS I can only change password and time, I cannot set up to boot up from CD.
What shoul I do now?

A:Toshiba Satellite A45-S120 problem

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I am having the same, or a very similar problem, as that discussed in an earlier (closed) thread on this subject. I am trying to help a friend who has a Satellite A15 that went 'dead'. She only uses it to play DVDs, and the first problem she noticed was that a DVD disc would not eject. She got the disc out by using a paperclip in the manual eject pinhole, but the computer would not start up afterwards. With the power pack plugged in, I get a steady green power light and a battery charge status light (solid amber at first and solid green later on after the battery charges). When I press the 'ON' button, the 'ON' light comes on, green and steady, but there are no other signs of life - - - no video, no sound (beep codes or otherwise), no lights on the keyboard (such as the caps lock key), and the CD drive will not eject a disc electrically. After a couple of minutes, the cooling fan comes on and is really noisy. The hard disk checks okay externally. Can anybody advise me how to proceed?? Thanks in advance........GHS

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Hi Everyone

I have a Toshiba Satellite P200 and there is a problem with the Display , it works and it does not work .

I have done some checks ,the backlight is on , and it works ok with a second monitor .

The question I really want to ask is , where is the switch or contact on the Lid or body of the Laptop that shuts down the screen when I close the Lid , I have the Laptop stripped down and I can not see anywhere , where there is some sort of contact mechanical or magnetic between the Lid and Palm rest .

I thought that there me have been something where the Lid Latches close but can not see anything around there .
I know there must be something that puts the laptop into Hibernate when I close the Lid , but what and where is the sensor or whatever located .



A:Toshiba Satellite P200 LCD Problem

It is usually right next to the hinge near the power button.
Can you download a PDF service manual?. Dell and Lenovo supply them free from their support sites.

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This old laptop has been a fine machine but my 14 years old nice decided to delete some system files,
(by mistake so she said) and to fix the problems,
she installed a copy of win Me (over w98se) that a friend gave her,
and uninstalled win me install info in add rem,
and now I get lot's of flags, bsods and some programs won't uninstall or open, on top of this problem the driver rescue CD is missing, lost and nowhere to be found. In order for me to fix this problem the only option I've is to fdisk and reinstall w98se,
which I still have the original copy of. Toshiba doesn't have any original utility CD's to give or sell for the past 3 years,
I've visited Toshiba downloads for my laptop model but they have the driver for the hardware: bios, display, modem, sound and onboard mouse to download,
and this enough for doing a clean install, but what I'm really looking for is the original Utility CD's that came with the machine, I've searched all over the web for it but I couldn't find it anywhere. Maybe some of you wiz can help me on this one, there will be a billion of thanks from me for your help

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I'm having trouble with the flourescent backlight on my Satellite 3000. I'm trying to open it up to check the inverter but having trouble opening it. Does anyone have any info. on this. I've removed all the screws I can find. Also would the inverter be behind the screen or in the main chassis? Any links to technical docs. for this laptop? Thanks

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Hi! So I've been constantly getting this notifications from Toshiba Tempro saying that I haven't read some messages. It said that I hadn't read two messages (one from April, the other from May), but I had. No matter how many times I opened Tempro and read the messages, it kept saying that I hadn't.

A few days ago, I apparently received another one, and now it says that I have one message to read (so I suppose that it marked the other two as read).

I have trying disabling Toshiba Tempro, but it starts up again every time I restart my laptop. I don't think that this is because the computer (a Satellite P50-C) is not working correctly, because it's only a few months old (I bought it in April).

How do I mark those messages as read?

If this is not possible, how do I permanently disable Toshiba Tempro?

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My laptop: toshiba satellite l550 ... The part no. Is PSLWSA-01000Q

OS: Win 7 32 bit Professional.

Problem: let me give you an overview of my laptop.... It was very slow until recently I did a system restore ... It is a laptop with fans that rev all the time and has the ability to overheat and shutoff once the laptop gets to about 105 degrees celsius.
My problem today is that I cannot boot the computer past the BIOS ... all the components within the boot menu fail to boot... These consist of in order of my boot settings.

1. P1-Toshiba MK5055GSX
3. Floppy
4. Realtek Boot Agent
When I clicked to try boot the Realtek Boot Agent an error message came up 18.08.14.jpg?dl=0

When I press enter on each of these in the boot menu the tells me the part has failed. Please Help me I would like to fix this issue.

A:Toshiba Satellite L550 problem

I am planning to buy a new LT but I'm not quiet sure what's the best one. What is good about Toshiba?

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Hi there!

I have a Toshiba Satellite L650 and I just can't turn it on.

When I push the power button, it turns on and then it goes off in a few seconds.

The screen doesn't show anything.

Is it the power supply? What can I do?

Thank you so much!

Merry Christmas!

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I bought this machine back in February and it seemed to work OK, but lately I've been having some problems with it. Specifically, the damn thing shuts down with no warning at random times. There's no mention of any problems in the event log, and it does it in Win98SE, Win2k, WinXP & Linux, so it's fairly certain it's a hardware fault.

Initially I thought it was an overheating problem as before it shuts down, the CPU fan is going like the clappers. I sent it back to a repair shop as it was still under warranty and they claim they replaced the main board, however the problem is still there.

I tried installing a temperature monitoring program, but none of the ones I've tried can detect a temp monitoring chip (eg MBM5).

So I'm at my wits end and I'm hoping some kind person can point me in a new direction. What I'd like to do is take the thing apart and check the outlet for the fan isn't blocked as there doesn't seem to be much air coming out from the vent, but the case has a lot of tricky catches that I'm worried I might break the case. I don;t mind invalidating the warranty by opening it, because quite frankly their repair depot is terrible, they didn't repair the fault and they managed to lose the power supply.

Specs -

Toshiba Satellite 3000-X11
Celeron 1Ghz
20 Gb Hard Drive
256 Mb Memory
Intel 830M Chipset
Windows XP Home Edition currently installed.

A:Problem with Toshiba Satellite 3000-x11

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So I went to reformat a Toshiba Satellite today and had this issue with the network adapter... it shows up that like this

I could be doing it wrong but any drivers I tried from the Toshiba driver page to fix this problem did not work and I can seem to figure out what driver to get to get this laptops wireless working.

Any advice would be great, this is all the information I have.

PS Model Content Page

thats the page im on where the drivers didnt seem to work

A:Toshiba Satellite Reformat Problem

Couldn't really see it but had this same trouble with my old Toshiba. Have you tried the vendors website?

Did you try any of these? http://

Also , I HIGHLY recommend that when you get the particular driver you need to copy it and then copy it again!

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Hi all got above named computer and it had a faulty battery as it was not holding charge when unplugged it switched off. so bought the battery for it brand new by part number etc . put on charged to full and fine but then unplugged and after while it makes beeping noise beep beep etc does anyone know why its beeping thanks in advance

A:Toshiba Satellite m40 battery problem

You might try updating the bios...

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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?


A:Toshiba satellite boot up problem

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

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HELLO.... im tracy I need help my toshiba satellite a215 has ydtuv is compressed and wont boot can u

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I shut down my computer last night before I went to sleep just like I always do. Woke up this morning and turned it on and its showing a "Negative Film" type of display. I haven't done anything to it over the past day that would change a setting like that and I haven't been able to figure out the source of the problem.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Toshiba Satellite M45 Monitor problem


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I have a problem with the keyboard on my toshiba A105 Satellite. I cannot type letters onto the screen. When I type the keys, I get dialog boxes that appear. Examples: type p = print dialog box, h = history, b = organize favorites, e = search, etc. Some of the keys do nothing at all. I have tried a usb keyboard, but the same problem exists. Any help with this problem would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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I have the laptop over a year now, and I was running Windows Vista on it...
Then the laptop decided it wont shut down, it says shutting down, then the screen goes blank... and does nothing.
Waited hours, nothing.

So I format the laptop, and freshly install Windows 7...

Exact same problem, it doesn't sleep or anything just hangs there....
Starting up is also a problem, sometimes it says Windows Loading...

And thats it, nothing after that... I have to keep holding the power button down and trying until it starts

Any help?

A:Toshiba Satellite (Shutdown Problem)

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Problem with Toshiba Satellite A55-S1063 , please HELP???!!!

From esterday it begins to ask me PASSWARD: ???

But I didn't set any passward and no one not do that!!!

Why it is happend and how I can fix it ???

Please help me, I have working on this computer for three ears and I liked it very much/

Help me please.

My computer number Toshiba Satellite A55-S1063

Best regards Vladimir.

A:Problem with Toshiba Satellite A55-S1063

TechSpot does not assist with password-related problems. Sorry.

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Dear All,
My Toshiba Satellite Notebook cannot put on power but when the AC Adater is inserted to it the follwing indicatations are shown.

AC LED is glowing.
Battery LED is Glowing
FDD/CDdrive LED is glowing.

Rest nothing is happenning to this Laptop whatever the bottons are pressed.

Can anyone through some light on this topic.


A:Toshiba Satellite Notebook problem

Do you get a beep code at all?

It could be your motherboard,



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I turn on my laptop, it boots completely up to icon screen last 20 seconds on then laptop turns off, what can it be ?

A:toshiba satellite 300 series on/off problem

You may have an application or service running at startup that is causing this issue. Try troubleshooting by running a clean startup (aka clean boot.)

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A215-S4817 laptop, I tried to burn some backup data to a dvd-rw disc, it started to burn, but then I received an error saying the burn failed and the disc will be unusable again, then the drive opened. Ever since that, the drive won't detect any DVD's I put in, but CDs it will. Don't think the drive's faulty because I have the laptop for about 6 months, and had absolutely no problems with the drive whatsoever, ever. I have spent like 6 hours looking online for any solutions. The "great" thing is, I recently reinstalled Windows Vista, and haven't installed absolutely none of my programs yet, which are on backup DVDs. And now I'm bored. The drive shows up as "working" in the device manager. And the drive's seen in the My Computer. The drive's name is Pioneer DVD-RW DVR K17A ATA. Any suggestions on what to do, (other than replacement) because my parents had to spend like a $100 not too long ago on a display problem with the same laptop. (I'm having headaches with this laptop.)

A:Toshiba Satellite DVD-RW Drive problem...

The drive makes a funny noise, by the way, when trying to read the DvDs, but runs normal when trying to read CDs. I tried every soultion there ever is (through Google).

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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?

A: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 just want to ask regarding the error message of my laptop that appears every time i will open it.

StartRep.exe-Application Error

The instruction of 0xfc66584d referenced memory at 0x00000008 the memory could not be read.

Do i need to reformat it or should i buy a new memory, but i wonder how can i saved my important files on my laptop?

I am also interested to go to your service center, i just want to know first how much does it cost to repair my laptop?

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Quote: Originally Posted by destiny24

I am also interested to go to your service center, i just want to know first how much does it cost to repair my laptop?

This "Service Center" is called
Help is offered free of charge.
We are volunteers from all parts of our world who endevour to help you in our spare time.
All we hope for is a "thank you" if we have assisted you in any way.

Please be patient & someone should be able to assist you soon.

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i have a toshiba satelite pro 4270 laptop, and am having a few problems with the ram. i bought it off ebay and the ram was listed as 192mb. when i recived the laptop, it only showed up as 64mb. when i went on the laptop the next day, the ram was shown as 192mb, shortly afterwerd i got a bsod, then a "stack dump" error or something of the sort. The day after i decided to install xp, as the ram had shown up as 192mb (which is enough to run xp). I installed xp and it ran very laggy and slow, and when i went to "system" the ram showed up as 64mb.
can any one post a link to a recent SIS Savage I/X driver, because the graphical performance, and the clearness in which xp is displayed is attrocious!

Can anyone give me an answer as to why this is happening, could it be a ram problem or motherboard problem?

A:Toshiba Satellite Pro 4270 RAM Problem?

there are problems with some old toshiba laptops, connected with bad soldering of memory slots. you can try to clean memory module. also, you can check the soldering of memory slots.

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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 .

A:Toshiba Satellite Boot Problem

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I have a toshiba satellite L50 A 1CU with bios ver 1.9 does not recognize me hard drives SSHD samsung ST500UM000

how do I fix?

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I bought this pc a month ago. The pc then started sound lagging. When the pc boot up, the audio works fine, but after a few minutes, the sound started to lag playing any sound. By the way I updated all the sound drivers and it runs on SSD. Someone pls help me!

A:HP Pavillon 15 sound lagging problem

Dear Customer, Here are a few other steps you can try: Run the audio troubleshooting tool in WindowsTry connecting headphones or a set of external speakersSet the default sound device to make sure your computer is sending audio output to the correct deviceIf your computer came with Windows 10 installed, you can restore the original sound driver in HP Recovery Manager, or update the driver through Device ManagerIf you upgraded your computer to Windows 10, you can update the sound driver in Device ManagerHard reset your notebookThese solutions and more are explained in detail in this document: HP Notebook PCs ? No Sound or Distorted Sound from Speakers.  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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I am facing a sound lagging problem on winxp sp3. Previously I used to have sp2 and there was no problem. But, recently I have installed sp3 and problem stated with it. I am using the onboard sound card. The chipset is VIA and the codec is Realtek AC97. I am using the latest drivers.

The lagging is in every sound, such as in songs and movies. Can anyone help me??!!!!!!

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Hey guys, I've got a problem and it started recently.

When I'm playing music(either WMP, Winamp or Media Player Classic, checked that) it laggs at certain points. If I don't use my computer, but keep the music playing it won't lagg, but it seems that when I use the HD/CPU it starts lagging(HD or CPU, not sure). I've already googled it, but not with different terms, because I have no idea how to describe this.

My computer specs(if you need em):
Motherboard: MSI K9N Neo-F V3
Sound card: Integrated
Video card: Zotac 8600GT
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+
RAM: OCZ 2GB, DDR2-800, 4-4-4-15

I've just done a stress test with Everest, came out clean... I checked everything separately and all together, but it nothing affected my music. However when I analyze my disk using UltimateDefrag or when I start a program/game the music will lagg. This never was the case before, so something's got to be wrong... When starting another song or playback there is no lagg.

Things I recently changed: Went from no pagefile to 256 MB(I've been running fine with no pagefile for over four months, but I had to use it for UltimateDefrag's Boot Time module to work properly). Used the UD Boot Defrag, this might've caused it, but I'm not sure. There is also a possibility eBoostr messed up my RAM, but I have no idea how to check that. (Also did a stress test with System Memory, but nothing happened) I checked the Winamp default decoder for buffer underuns, but none have ever occurred...

I believ... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Sound problem (Lagging...)

Hello ,

when was the last time your system case was cleaned on the inside ?

your cpu may be getting hot

check it and see

let us know

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I have just had my toshiba satellite 1130-z25 sent to a toshiba authorized repair centre to remove the boot-up BIOS password.
All is well, except the BIOS does not detect the HDD, and so the computer cannot boot to it.

Can anyone help me please?


Chris Archer

A:Solved: toshiba satellite 1130 hdd problem

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