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Portege Z30T-A doesn't start

Q: Portege Z30T-A doesn't start

Hello, may be here somebody can help me.

After unknown causes, may be it was after hot swap RAM or another, suddenly my laptop Z30T-A doesn't start. How to say, after power press, there is 1 or 2 second fan sound and black screen and autoreboot. After reboot, i can see screen light with constant loud cooler sound and no action in future.

I try to start without battery, only with ac adapter - same situation... without ram or ssd - same situation.. i'l reconnect wifi adapter, keyboard, and all hardware components - same situation - no start.

After that, i'll give this laptop to my friend, who work in laptop service center.
After some tests he said, that may be problem with bios (bios can be suddenly deleted or another mistake, wich can provide no boot), or may by this problem with CPU.

I chose bios refresh, because it is cheapest option. My friend can unsolder bios chip and via special equipment upload a new one.

But we dont have bios for Z30T-A.
He said that all versions in support part on toshiba sites are unsuitable.

It's ok if u refresh, or upload this version via able to working laptop. I try to get bios via toshiba support e-mail, but they have only bin version and my friend claim that he need another one, not bin.... of course we can buy motherboard on ebay (in our country it is no toshiba laptop support) but this way is expensive.

Also, my friend said, that he can download via special equipment bios from another same laptop, but we dont have it.
May be somebodey here can help me.

A: Portege Z30T-A doesn't start

I had something similar and thought the computer had been fried.

Try holding down the power button for a really long time. Like a minute or so.

The try to turn on the computer.

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I recently bought a new PORTEGE Z30T-A PT24CE-01600EN5
upgraded to OS Version Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 6.3.9600 with its CDs.

I noticed today my LTE/4G connection dropped several times and it was fixed when I restarted Windows but then the LTE adapter totally removes itself and connection drops
.
Each time the connection drops I check Device manager and there is no LTE device anymore so I have to restart again. And when it finds it finds the "Generic mobile broadband adapter"not Sierrea's.

I go to Device Manager under Network Adapters---> EM7305 Here for this device which is the LTE the driver provider is shown as Microsoft with the version 6.3.9600 16453 from the year 31-Oct-13.

Then I downloaded the Sirerra LTE driver from TOSHIBA website, Here what they recommend: [LTE driver|https://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/download_driver_details.jsp?service=EU&selCategory =2&selFamily=4&selSeries=362&selProduct=17899&selS hortMod=4655&language=13&selOS=46&selType=438&year upload=&monthupload=&dayupload=&useDate=null&mode= allMachines&search=&action=search&macId=&country=a ll&selectedLanguage=13&type=438&page=1&ID=90092&OS ID=46&driverLanguage=42] .

I installed several times but nothing changes, still Microsoft's driver there.
Sierra only shows up as "Siearra Wireless Location Sensor" but not under Network adapters.

Somewhat this driver removed ... Read more

A:Portege Z30T-A cannot install LTE drivers

It seems that until now in this forum nobody reported a similar LTE driver issues.
The question is: did the same issue appear in factory preinstalled system?

I guess you cannot provide answer to this question and therefore we cannot say for sure that this isn?t hardware related issue.

Anyway, on the Toshiba EU driver page you can find lot of Toshiba tools and drivers for this unit. All tools and software as well as BIOS should be update to the latest state. Check if you are using latest BIOS.
Then I would recommend you to install the driver manually via device manager.

The driver package which you downloaded from Toshiba driver page is zipped. You have to unzip this package. Inside of this package you would find also and exe file. This is also an zipped package. Click right on this package and unzip this exe file.

Now you should see all the driver files and should be able to install the driver via device manager using the ?Advanced? installation procedure.

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All, I've got a Z30T-A in a Port Replicator III, connected to a Samsung external display via Displayport. I noticed there's an unused DVI port on the back of the port replicator. Does anybody know if it'll work to connect another Samsung to the DVI port, to operate two external displays simultanously?
Thanks.

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When searching http://www.toshiba.eu/support/drivers/laptops/ I find no Windows 10 touchpad driver for the Z30T-A laptop. Though, there is a Toshiba signed driver delivered through Windows Update.

Is the Windows Update driver the one that is supported by Toshiba for Windows 10?

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hi,

I just try to find out how to turn off the displays backlight on my new Z30t.
While processes still are running, just to save power.

Here I have FN keys for putting light up or down, but they do not go down to zero, and there is no key to stop.
I had 6 laptops so far, and all had a FN key to switch off the display for power saving.
So I am somehow scratching my head, how to do here.

Also, I'd like to reprogram some FN keys as I do not need FN sleep and hibernate.
Couldn't find info on that, too.

Some idea? Please help!

thanks, Tommy

A:Portege Z30t - how to turn off displays backlight?

You can use the FN keys in order increase and decrease the display backlight but you cannot shut off the display completely using these function keys.

If you want to disable the display after certain time, I would recommend you to change the settings in the Windows power options.

Go to Control Panel ->Power Options
Here select a power plan page, on the left, click Choose when to turn off the display.
On the Change settings for the plan page, choose the display settings that you want to use for this power plan when your laptop is running on battery and when it's plugged in.

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I recently bought a new PORTEGE Z30T-A PT24CE-01600EN5
OS Version Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 6.3.9600

In touch-pad settings I cannot find reverse scroll option.
I had TOSHIBA Z930 before and I'm used to scrolling down and page down.

Anyway to change scrolling direction for touch pad?

A:Touchpad reverse scrolling not available on Portege Z30T-A

Hi

I don't have this notebook model but on mine machine with Win8.1 in touchpad properties there is scrolling option under ?Multi-Finger?. Scrolling options can be changed. Under several options there is also option ?Reverse? that can be enabled or disabled.

Please open touchpad properties and check all options there.

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I recently bought a new PORTEGE Z30T-A PT24CE-01600EN5

It was Win7 pre installed and I upgraded to:
OS Version Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 6.3.9600 with their CDs.

The problem is the FN keys do not display on screen.
When I first got my laptop under Win7 I would press the FN key and options would display on my screen, that was great. But after a day it doesnt display anything on the screen.

How can I fix this problem?

Message was edited by: djemo

A:FN keys do not display on screen Portege Z30T-A

Hi

At first I must say that described issue is not a problem.
Under Win8.1 Toshiba has offered FN keys usage in two modes:
-Special function mode
-Standard F1-F12 mode.

If you use Win8.1 open please Desktop Assist > Tools & Utilities > System Settings > Keyboard.

There you can change function keys mode.

Please test it how it works.

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I recently bought a new PORTEGE Z30T-A PT24CE-01600EN5
upgreaded to OS Version Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 6.3.9600 with its CDs.

I cannot wake up the computer from sleep by any key but the power button.

TOSHIBA utility has opton for that which suposed to set it so.
I try the follwing:

Desktop assist---> System settings---> Keyboard

Here I enable the only option which claims it will power on the machine from sleep
by pressing any key.

But the machine never responds to any key but the power button.

Do any of you guys have the same problem? Any workaround?

A:Portege Z30T-A unable to wake up from sleep by any key

Hi

Are you sure you set the notebook to SLEEP mode and not HIBERNATION mode?
In my case the option works properly if the unit is set to SLEEP mode.
In case of Hibernation mode, I have to press power button to wake up the unit

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Hello,
how can I switch BOOT mode in my Toshiba Port?g? Z30t-C-119 from UEFI to legacy? UEFI choice is grayed out and cannot be changed.

Thank you

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Hello,

I have problem with figerprint reader on portege Z30t-A-11U - in Windows 8.1 PRO
Problem is from the beginning - (factory preinstalled system)

Several times a week does not respond fingerprint reader on waking or after waking the laptop. (icon for logon is not at that moment to see - the reader will not operate even after manual login)

Thanks in advance.

Frantisek

A:Portege Z30t-A-11U fingerprint reader problem in Windows 8.1

If this fingerprint issue does not occur always but only from time to time, then the troubleshooting will be very difficult?
Such ?occasional? issues are always tricky?
Anyway, if you did not try to update the fingerprint software in the past, I would recommend you to do that?

Furthermore please check if the fingerprint sensor has been enabled in the BIOS.



If not, enable the fingerprint and save the BIOS changes.

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I am new owner of the brand-new Portege Z30t-b-104 with the touch screen.

After unboxing and first start I was surprised that the screen is not sharp and looks strange.
I found that on the screen is affixed some kind of plastic screen protector (shield) which looks to be difficulty to remove.

The authorized service is note able confirm me if this screen protector is necessary part of IPS touch display construction or can be removed.

Do you have someone experience with this model or IPS full HD touch screen?

Can I this plasticscreen protector to remove?
Many thanks for your help.

Sorry for my English J

A:Portege Z30t-b-104: how to remove protection shield from touch display

It is strange that nobody has problem with a protective film on the touch screen Z30-b-104...yellow hue of the screen, strong "screen door effect", fuzzy text...All of the owners Toshiba with touch screen are satisfied ? Btw. the same problem is published on Lenovo forum - X1 Carbon touch...Please help me !

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Hi,

I broke the glass on my laptop. Where can I get a new glass? Monitor works and I'm not able to bring it to service for a few weeks. I want to install the glass myself.

Thank you for some info

A:Portege Z30T-A-10X Broken glass on the screen, LCD monitor works

I can understand your wish to fix this alone but problem is that you cannot obtain such parts as easily as you think. All we can say here is: use Google and god luck.

By the way: without maintenance manuals and exact step-by-step instructions it could be pretty risky ?operation?.

I don't know where do you live and where you are at the moment but repair in any European country should not be problematic for you.

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I have an orange flash error code on my power light (1 long flash 3 short 1 long 2 short 1 long 1 short).....

I have to take the power connector out battery out and start by battery to get it to work......

I'm using Toshiba's windows 7 image with all updates from Microsoft (now I NEEDED a lot of the for verying reasons so don't grill me yet... eg DON"T LOAD MICROSOFT UPDATES blah blah blah)

What does this code mean and is there a Beta Bios above version 3 for these things......


Any helpful comments would be greatly appriciated......

A:Portege M750 doesn't start - power LED flashes

Hi

Short means 0, long means 1.
In your case the binary code is 1000 1001
Now you have to reverse the binary code due to most significant bit.
This means the code is; 1001 0001
The HEX code means; 91h

So error code is 91h but I don?t know what 91h means and what part could be affected exactly!

Possibly it?s something wrong with power supply electronic on the motherboard? but only the ASP technician could provide more details?
However, in most cases the motherboard is affected and should be replaced.

Greets

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Hi, gotta problem, I'm trying to install Windows 7 on my M400, but it don't see hard drive.
The hard drive is surly ok, 'couse I've tested it in the other netbook, I can see it in BIOS, but any installing program cannot.

(I've tried XP Tablet ed., and Ubuntu as well)

A:Portege M400 - Windows 7 doesn't see the HDD

Hi Radzik,

I think Windows doesn?t see the HDD due missing RAID drivers? Windows needs such RAID drivers before you can install it because it doesn?t contain such drivers so the HDD is not recognized. You can download the RAID driver on Toshiba website.

Then you can create a new installation disk using nLite with the drivers or you copy the drivers on an external floppy drive. After booting from Windows XP you have to press F6 key to load the drivers from FDD.

Check this!!!

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Hi,

I experienced a usual crash of the Windows Vista on my Toshiba and had to shut down the computer through the power button on my keyboard since the Alt+Ctrl+Del function was not responding.
In the very first time I attempted to switch it back on, I got the usual message, warning me that the computer was not shut down properly. I chose to operate Windows in safe mode and shut it down properly.

However when I switched my laptop back on it does not respond to any commands at all. I can move my mouse on the screen but cannot do anything while on the windows environment..any ideas?

A:Re: Portege M800-107 doesn't responding

Hi

Does the notebook support the fingerprint? I think it supports this.
I?m not quite sure if this could be a reason for the freezing but I read that fingerprint software update might help.
Furthermore you should check

Check it out!

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I have a portege A600 that stays in loop when I ask for Shut Down.

I tried to restore to a previous point, but, as the computer can not restart, the operation aborted.

What can I do?

A:My Portege A600 doesn't shuts down

Hi

Have you tried to use system restore tool when Windows starts normaly?

What you can try is to use system restore tool in safe mode or start notebook and use F8 > go tp Repair my computer option and go forward until you will enter system recovery options. Try please to use ?System restore? from there.

Does it work?

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my pc failed to recognize the battery status, on battery report the PC does not recognize the battery ...

A:Portege Z30 A-1D3 doesn't recognize the battery

Hi

Can you please tell us which Portege model do you have exactly?

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Hi everyone,

my almost new Portege Z30 doesn't start anymore. There is only one white light flashing - the one for DC/battery - but other than that: nothing happens :(

What can I do?
Thanks for your help and support.
B.K

A:Portege Z30- A-1FL doesn't power up anymore

Sorry to hear that?

Portege Z30 is very nice, good looking Ultrabook and as far as I know the notebook?s battery isn?t removable. Therefore the common workaround like removing the battery and pressing/holding the power button 30 sec long isn?t possible.

Anyway, I guess that notebook?s hardware started to malfunction and the fault localization will not be very easy. Usually the notebook engineer would use a special test and diagnostic software in order to find out what could be exactly wrong.

From my point the issue could be related to memory problem or motherboard malfunction and I guess both parts should be checked for possible issues.

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So I've bought a pen for M200 and reinstalled the operation system.
Now I have M200 with Windows XP Tablet PC edition, a Screen Rotation utility and Pen Button utility. Now Pen Buttons work fine with my new pen, but the screen itself doesn't. I mean, the pen doesn't work with the screen.

I have a Mice and other pointing devices menu in Device Manager and it consists of the following sub-menus:

HID-compliant mouse (Random DELL mouse I'm using)
PS/2 Cimpatible Mouse (?)
--------

I believe there must be something else..
Please tell me, forum, what drivers should I download to make the pen work?

A:Portege M200 - Pen doesn't work with the screen

Wait a moment. Do you use original Toshiba recovery image (operating system) or you have installed your own version?

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Hey there!

I had a problem with the Accupoint, it moved alone, so I desactivated.
But the problem is that I also desactivated the two buttoms above the pad.

Is there a any way to repair the AccuPoint or desactivate it without desactivating the buttons?

I have a Toshiba Portege Z30-A with Windows 10

Thanks!

Accupoint or Trackpoint

A:Toshiba Portege Z30-A - Accupoint doesn't function

I believe it is a touchpad cable issue. Send it in for repair.

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Since I remmember I use my laptop with enable sleep and hibernate features.
A couple of days ago it started not to restart after sleep or hibernate.

You have to take ou the battery and AC power and then it starts but without assuming the sleep/hibernate.

Another thing is that when you press the switch on button the AC power led, which is green normally, it starts blinking yellow with some sort of a code long and short flashes.

This happens with different operating systems cause I tried to reinstall and the problem persists.

A:Portege M750 doesn't restart after sleep or hibernate

> Another thing is that when you press the switch on button the AC power led, which is green normally, it starts blinking yellow with some sort of a code long and short flash

I know that if there is a memory malfunction the *Power indicator* will repeatedly flash on and off (0.5sec) If there is an error in slot A the indicator would flash orange twice then green.
If there is an error in slot B, the LED will flash orange once and green twice.
If error is in both slots, the LED flashes orange and green twice.

By the way: is your BIOS up to date?

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Hi,
I own a Portege z30-a-189 ultrabook.
Today I wanted to use skype with headphones for the first time and I noticed that when the headphones are plugged in, the internal microphone does not work.
When I plug in headphones which have microphone themselves, then it works, but I want to use headphones that do not have microphone themselves.
I chcecked everything in windows 10 sound settings.

A:Portege Z30-A-189: Built-in mic doesn't work with headphones plugged in

If you go one site back, you'll find the solution. (see my last post - realtek settings)
https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread....-in-Headphones

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When i pressed the security button on the Toshiba Portege M200 Tablet PC nothing happens and the log in screen stays as if i have not pressed anything.

Is there any fault in my PC?

A:Security button on Portege M200 doesnt work

When the operating system is loaded this Windows security button has the same function as CTRL+ALT+DEL.
Can you use it when the operating system is fully loaded?

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Good afternoon,

When I press the FN key does not appear functional menu at the top of the screen. I installed Toshiba Value Added Package and Function Key but still missing.

Like this: http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/FAQ1A037W0000R01190001061708341.jpg

What driver I need?

The operating system is Windows 8.1 Pro and laptop Toshiba Portege Z930-108


Thanks!

A:Re: Portege Z930-108 - FN key doesnt show flash cards

Hi

If you use Win8.1 you can use Functional kez on two ways and change two modes:
-special function mode
-standard F1-F12 mode

There is one difference. When you use special function mode you can use F keys only. With standard mode you must use FN+Fx key combination.

Flash cards that you can see at the top of the screen works with Vista or Win7 only. As far as I know since Win8 flash cards are not shown on the top of the screen anymore.

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Hi everyone,

I have a Portege PPM81E and am unable to get the microphone working after having upgraded to Windows 7.

I've tried all the drivers I've managed to find but no luck.

Is there anyone out there with the solution?

Thanks in advance!

A:Portege M800 - Microphone doesn't work after upgrade to Windows 7

Just few questions:
Have you upgraded original Vista version hat you got with your notebook or you have installed clean Win7 version?
Are all hardware components properly installed and listed in device manager?
How do you test mic functionality?
Is Microphone listed in sound properties > Recording devices?
Is mic set as default device?

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Hi,

I encountered some problem with my netbook (Portege M800-10W) after updating BIOS.
The BIOS updating program seems to failed. Then my Netbook automatically restarted and now I can't start my PC anymore.
All the LEDs turns on, but the sreen remain black and after few minutes, the netbook beep 3 times (1 long, 2 short).

How can I restore the BIOS to the previous version (or factory version) ?

Thanks.

Adrien

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A:Portege M800 doesn't startup anymore after updating BIOS

I think that error code means there is a Graphical/Video problem. The Mainboard or VGA Board may need replacing, or there may be a loose connection.

I would send the notebook to an ASP for repair.

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Hello, the battery of my z830 doesn't charge and it only works connected to the electricity. The problem is in the chip of the motherboard, the battery works fine. What chip I need buy and change for solve the problem?

Thank you,
Sebastian.

A:Portege Z830 doesn't charge (chip motherboard problem)

Are you 100% sure it is the mainboard, not the battery?
That battery is about 4 years old, it would have worn out by now.

If it is actually a mainboard fault...
I don't think you can get the chips separately, you may need a whole new mainboard.

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Hi:

Just made a fresh intall of Windows 7 (32 bit). This was done from scracth with Toshiba CD. The drivers I downloaded from Toshiba website. Everything is ok, except the volume wheel it doesn't control the sound.

Does anyone know wich driver I'm missing? Every other butons and functions are active except volume wheel.

A:Portege M750 - Volume Wheel doesn't control the sound

Hi

Did you install the VAP (value added package) for Win 7?
On Toshiba EU driver page VAP v 1.2.40 can be found

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Hello
I have Toshiba portege R830.
I install new windows 7, no recovery - new windows.
Now I have a problem becouse my function keys doesnt't wokr.
I can't turn on y wifi with fn+F8.
I was finding drivers but i dont'y get for my toshiba.

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My Z30-B-110 does not start. The keyboard and screen blink regularly. I have unsuccessfully tried to press the on/off button for a while. I would be grateful if you could help me.
Thanks!

Tona.

A:My new Portege Z30-B-110 does not start

Hi

What do you mean with ?the keyboard and screen blink regularly??
What happen exactly when you try to start your notebook?

Have you done something that can be responsible for this issue? BIOS update or any other update installation?

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My trusty M100 has developed a serious start-up problem. It will not fire up the bios just sets the second LED (on/standby) blinking orange and launches the fan. The RAM and CMOS battery have tested OK (from a 2nd machine). Pressing Esc, F1 or F12 just gives a beeping noise. No way to get to Bios setup. Any thoughts

A:Re: Portege M100 - Will not start, second LED blinking orange

Hey,

Nice job that you have tested other RAM modules in your Portege notebook because this would my first suggestion testing other RAM modules? :)

In my opinion it?s a serious hardware malfunction like mainboard or CPU but without special diagnostic tools it?s not possible to say more about this especially on this virtual way. So you must get in contact with an authorized service provider and ask for help. The guys have good diagnostic tools and can help you to get rid of this.

If you don?t know where nearest ASP is, have a look on Toshiba page!

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Hello,

When I press start / stop nothing happens.
the pc does not stop. Windows 7 pro.

thank you

A:Portege R930 - nothing happens pressing start/stop

Hi

By start/stop did you mean the power ON / OFF button?
Could you please provide more details or detailed explanation?

I presume you want to power up the notebook and if it does not work, you should check the power supply.
Check the AC adaptor functionality and battery.
How about the power indicator (LED)? Is it ON?

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Hi,

I am using a Portege M800-116 running XP-SP3.

Problem 1:
Connecting Line-Out to a stereo and playing music w/ Winamp or WinMediaPlayer works fine on batteries.
As soon as I connect the power adapter, loud high frequency hiss and hum static disturbs the experience.

Problem 2:
Recording WAV or MP3 files with internal or external mic only produce mediocre results.
The resulting files include a high level of high frequency hiss and hum static.
Connecting power increases the problem.

Comparing playback and recording sound quality with my old trusted Portege M100:
My M800 is a not only low quality - it's plain unusable.

Problem 3:
Toshiba HWSetup does not start from Controlpanel.
Have tried un- and re-installing to no avail.

Thanks for guiding me towards a solution.

Regards
T

A:Portege M800 - Sound issue and HWSetup does not start

Here is a test recording to document the problem.

The first part has strong noise while the power adapter is attached to the M800.
The second part has still static even without the adapter.

[http://bit.ly/4syjK3]

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I got a Portege A600-175 running windows XP SP3 with a problem in the card reader device. Inserting a SD it makes the sound that usually USB devices make when inserted ( and also when it is removed) bur it doesn?t appear on ?my computer?. Getting to device manager It appears as a disk with an exclamation point over it and in properties I see the error This device cannot start. (Code 10)

I?ve already removed the device and let windows look for it and install it again but the problem continues.

Thanks in advance for looking into it.

A:Portege A600-175 - Card reader device cannot start

Hi fjdc,

I think you should look for a driver update on the Toshiba website:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

Remove the old version, restart the notebook and install the version from the Toshiba page.

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I have an ASUS notebook running windows 7 64-bit. I am using the QuietOffice power profile, however the screensaver won't kick in no matter what I do, and the display does not turn off even though I set it to be after 5-minutes of inactivity. I don't know if there is something running in the background... I have turned off my usb wireless mouse, and nothing....

Any ideas?

THanks.

A:HELP: power option doesn't work - screen saver doesn't start!

This is another case of factory bloatware interfering - in this case a useless factory utility overriding Win7's superior built-in version.

Googling the Quiet Office feature of Asus there are multiple reported problems. Best to default to the Win7 built-in Power Options in Control Panel. Set up a Balanced Plan unless you're a gamer then use High Performance.

Here are other tips for cleaning up factory bloatware

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I have a 4y old Sony VAIO (VGN-NS11J) that stopped working today morning after making a whirring noise

Repeated attempts to restart failed and after many attempts, I managed to get to the Startup Repair mode - after a long time, startup repair says it failed to automatically repair the problem

I managed to run system restore but after a while I got the following message: "System restore failed due to an unspecified error. The disk strucgture is corrupted and unreadable (0X80070571)

My laptop did not come with a Windows Vista CD/Recovery disk

My first priority is to recover a few files in the laptop - if I am able to do this, then I dont mind junking the laptop

Since this is an old laptop, I would prefer not to use an expensive professional to recover the data

Any help/suggestions would be much appreciated!

Rgds

A:Sony VAIO running Vista doesn't start-up, system restore doesn't work

You may be able to retrieve your data by using Ubuntu. Post #3 in this topic provides instructions.

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I have been having a problem with my computer for a few weeks now. I have Windows Vista on my computer, and have Webroot Virus Scan. When I go to Google's search engine and click on the link, it gets redirected. Sometimes when I turn on my computer, the volume doesn't work at all. Also, sometimes when I turn my computer on, the computer doesn't load, and it says there is a problem with DellDock installation (which I have no clue what that means). I never had any of these problems before this virus showed up. When I run Webroot, it catches the same virus everytime, some type of virus in Java. I have tried researching this virus, but as I said, Google links don't work. Thank you for taking the time to look at my problem.DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Danny at 16:22:20.01 on Sat 07/24/2010Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.3060.1698 [GMT -4:00]SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Program Files\Webroot\WebrootSecurity\WRConsumerService.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcsC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\W... Read more

A:Google Search Gets Redirected; Volume doesn't load correctly, Vista Doesn't start right all the time

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For the last month or so, every time I log off my account, the keyboard does not register at the Windows Log In screen. This makes it so I have to restart the computer and then it works fine.
There are three accounts on the computer, the casing has been half removed for the last 3 months, a DVD burner and driver recently installed 3 months ago and I am using a wireless off brand USB keyboard and mouse.
OS: Windows Xp Home Edition 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
As for the second part, the computer requires several restarts to boot up, sometimes up to twenty minutes of turning on and off to boot up. Only started doing this a week ago.

A:My Keyboard doesn't work, and the computer turns on but doesn't start.

It sounds like something is wrong with your Windows XP drivers. Something like that happened to me while building my computer, and when I boot up the keyboard did not work because my copy of windows XP was bad. You could try reinstalling windows XP, and It might work better, but I dont have a definite answer to your problem.

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Hi there,

I have a toshiba 3440CT, i dont know what is wrong with it at all and im completly confused! When i switch it on it comes up with the toshiba display and then goes to a black screen and says "Insert system disk in drive. press any key when ready....." does anybody know what i can do to make it run on windows 98 again or Xp hopefully? Could you give me a step by step guide in how to fix my laptop please.
Thanks much appreciated


Jat Gill

A:Portege 3440CT - 'Insert system disk ...' message occurs at the start-up

this message occurs when your HD is not recognised. Does the problem suddenly come up ??

there are several possiblities :
a: the bootsector of your HD is corrupted, than it can be solved by re-partitioning (FDISK) and re-formatting the HD
b: your HD is defective
c: your IDE-controller is defective

if possible you could take out the HD and try to read it in a USB-2,5" hd-case

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Quick question - will a keyboard for a Portege S100 work in a Portege M100?

Layout looks similar; albeit a different colour.

A:Will a keyboard for a Portege S100 work in a Portege M100?

Hi

I think you cannot use the same keyboard because the Portege S100 supports the an-easy-to-use 84-key (US) or 85-key (UK) keyboard and the Portege M100 supports the an-easy-to-use 85/86-key keyboard.
Furthermore the connector of the S100 supports the CN3230 keyboard interface 34 pin connector and the M100 supports the PJ3230 keyboard 34pin connector.

So possibly this could be a problem.
I recommend using the original keyboards released for the each notebook model.

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When i got home today didn't my computer work, my girlfriend has been the last one using it. So don't know how things were just before the shutdown or anything.

when i turn on the computer i get to the screen where "touch bios" is and where i can see the options like Bios settings, boot menu, xpress recovery.
but i cant press anything, and after about two seconds on that screen the PC shuts down again.

The keyword lights up so there is a responds on it, but just doesn't work to press anything before it shuts down.

I've got BSOD upto several times a day for a few months time.
believe that my computer is affected by some virus or something is delaying my computer. might be an combination of several things.

I got no external things hugged up to the stationeer computer right now.

it is a windows 7 x64 machine.

usually when i get issues i can access advanced boot up or bios, but can neither in this case..
I wonder if it might be a hardware issue.
If so what do you think it might be?
and how can i diagnose the problem when i can't do anything with the machine?

thanks
/jakup

A:Computer doesn't start cant get into bios or advanced start up setting

Would you please fill in,your systems specifications?

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Just purchased a laptop for the wife with windows 8.1 & trying to understand it

I set up live mail 2012 as her email service & pinned it to the taskbar. But when she clicks the mail tile from the start screen it ask for an account & does not start the correct program. The same is true of IE tile from the start screen....it does not start up the correct home page as the the one pinned to the task bar.............what gives?

A:mail app from start screen doesn't start default program

I'm not sure if I understood your question correctly: the Mail tile is it's own app, not a short cut, and needs to be set-up. You do not need to install Windows Live Mail any more. I've been using the Mail app a couple of months now, after using WLM on Windows 7 for years, and find it way better. All your Email accounts get their own screen so there is less confusion when your reading/writing mails with different accounts.

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hi, I know there are many in the forum who have the same problem as mine. 
 
my computer was running fine last friday. I tried to start it on saturday, it says it can't startup and need to repair startup. I did run the repair but still can't startup. I tried to use system restore to earlier dates, it still can't startup. The computer has trojan virus before and I tried the anti-malware from internet to kill them. seems that it create more problem for my PC. I have some important files in the computer that I wish I have archived. 
 
wonder if any one can help. thx in advance.

A:can't start up computer-window7, repair doesn't work, restore doesn't work

I'll report this topic to appropriate helpers.
Hold on there...

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Hi,

This is my first post on this forum. I've been searching for a solution for my problem for a couple of days and found nothing, so I hope I can find some answers here.

I'm trying to make a certain program (a game, actually) to run as soon as I boot the computer. So, I don't want to click on anything to make it run, just press the power button on the pc, boot and the program should then automatically start.
I thought this was easily done by placing the shortcut in the startup folder, yet it doesn't appear to do anything. When I go to task manager and check the startup programs the program I added is there, yet it doesn't start.
There's nothing wrong with the program itself cause it works just fine when I click the shortcut... But I still have to click it.

This is very frustrating as every source I've checked tells me it should do as I intended.
Any help here would be very much appreciated.

Greetings,
Enclose

A:Program in start-up folder doesn't start..

This thread discusses your exact situation in great detail with lots of suggestions and a few alternatives fixes as well. Check it out and let us know if it helps you. Cheers!

Programs not opening on startup

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Updated to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 two weeks ago.
Had problems with Firefox.  Tried to download to replace existing Firefox.  CNET site appeared to be correct but something seemed wrong so I killed the download. But.
- The windows start menu doesn't come up when I click on the icon, but if I right-click, a text menu does appear and lets me, for example, shut down.
.- If I click on the Windows End icon in the task bar, the screen flashes but End does not come up.  Ditto for the Windows Store icon.
-  Somewhere SpyBot S&D was erased, but I was able to download it.
- If I double-click on a photo in Windows Explorer, I get a popup that lists the name of the jpeg and says Invalid Entry to Registry.  If I right click on the photo and go to any of the options the photo is opened except if I choose Photo.
- Firefox cannot properly display the Yahoo mail page, though Pale Moon and Opera can.
- I have Avast Anti-Virus and MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and when I run their scans, they find no issues.
 
SO there are a few issues that I need help with.
 

A:windows 10 problems - start menu doesn't appear, windows key doesn't work, etc

Hello,
Well the first thing you should try is to Run System Restore to before all of these problems started or to when you first installed Windows 10.
Then try to download Firefox from there website
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/
Third thing is I would recommend to get rid of Avast it is low end and could be allowing virus I recommend ether McAfee or Norton Security.

Those are some things to think about
but it is all up to you when making your final decision

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anyone know how I make it start, especially the real time scan option, at start up. Their support has contacted me and told me to create a .ini file in notepad and blah blah blah.........
I can't believe there isn't a check box to start the dam thing. If there's one thing I want to run at start up is real time antivirus protection
Thanks
 

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Hi,

For some unknown reasons my pc didnt switch on a few hours ago. I had to switch it off by unplugging it cause it got stuck.
Then after a few hours, when I tried to switch it on again, it went to the BIOS and I got a message about the frequency being wrong for my pc settings.
The frequency was a range from 5x to 12.5x and my pc was about 11x

What does this mean?
These are some infos about my PC:
Computer Type: Advanced Micro Devices Athlon XP 1100 MHz.
BIOS: AT/AT COMPATIBLE Date: 10/04/02
Memory: Total physical: 1280 Mb. Used: 32%
Monitor: Monitor Plug and Play
Adapter: R9000
Mouse: Microsoft USB Wireless Mouse (IntelliPoint)
Keyboard: Tastiera standard 101/102 tasti o Tastiera Microso...
Drives: 19 Gb free 49 Gb total.

Windows name and version: Uniprocessor Free (5.1.2600)
Registered to: newbie, newbieslair
IE version: 6.0.2800.1106
DirectX Version: 4.09.00.0900
*** Display Information ***

Display: Monitor Plug and Play
Max Resolution: 800 x 600 - 4 bit
Current Resolution: 1024 x 768 - 32 bit
Adapter: R9000

Driver Version: 64.0
Technology: Raster Display
Color Bits: 32
Fonts Resolution: 96 dpi
Pixel width/heigth/diagonal: 36/36/51
 

A:pc that doesn't start...

Go into BIOS and select the settings at default or optimum. Save and Exit.
 

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Hi
From last 1 month or so I am facing a strange problem in my PC. When I turn it on, it does not start. Green light(power) turns on, processor fan turns on MB light also turns on but nothing else I mean no HDD light, monitor doesnt gets on, not even CD-ROM light blinks. It seems that these things are not getting the power. But such problem happens occasionally only. When I encounter this problem I open the system re-plug power supply cables of HDD and main power going to MB and generally it gets solved. Nowadays I have a lot of work on my PC and I have to meet some strict deadlines. So I want to completely eliminate this problem. What can be wrong power supply, MB or what please advice. Thanks
 

A:PC doesn't start

Well based on your description and your previous solution I think I would be trying a another power supply as the first step.
 

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hi

i just installed a new system

amd64 4000+
gigabyte GA-K8NF-9
geforce6000LE 256mb
1536mb ram
maxtor 200gb sata hdd

but it doesn't want to start?
it won't get any further than this:
http://users.pandora.be/vincent.vdn/pc/DSCN0094.JPG

keyboard doesn't work either..
after 10-15 seconds it restarts (same problem)

help me out pls

thanks in advance

vincent
 

A:new pc doesn't start

can u enter bios ? try cleaing the cmos . and if still nothing un hook all unessery drives hdd dcroms mice printers etc. leave the keyboard in , see if it works . if it does then try hooking up the hdd check for posting , add 1 thing as u goin thru it .... also make sure u set the ide drives slave / master and on the porper order of the ribbon ( master setting belong on the end of ribbon , slave the middle connector ) try to avoid Cable select ....
 

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hello! it's my first time posting a thread, i don't know how this things work, so i'll head straight to the problem: i was playing crysis, then i paused and went away for about 15 minutes. when i got back, my pc was dead, i couldn't start it anymore, on occasional tries i witnessed some kind of sparks, but it looked like the pc started for half a second, not an usual spark though... i think it's overheated, but i seriously doubt in this, i have intel q8300, nvidia gt9800, 4gb ram, gigabyte ep43-s3l motherboard, it's a stock computer, as far i can remember it's normal temperatures were around 40C, i the time i was running crysis, xfire, torrent, and i think messenger, but until that point, the pc handled it with no problem...sorry for bad english and probably some stupid information, i'm a noob at this things, and i hope someone will be able to help me
 

A:PC doesn't start

What do you mean by "stock" computer, is it a brand name? Have you added any components since you bought it? What is the make and model of the Power Supply?

Since it is Summer time and a HOT one at that, depending on where you live, how is the computer plugged in to the wall outlet? Are there many devices on the same circuit, any Window Air Conditioning?

Is the I/O shield still there at the Rear Panel (the silver metal plate covering the rear panel connectors)?

I suggest not attempting to turn the system ON again till we take a look inside your system first.

Check the Capacitors on your mother board and video card (even in the power supply if you can) against Capacitor plague
 

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Hello guys,
I have a problem with starting my computer. When I turn it on, there is an information about motherboard, than windows xp is starting and then it resets and it does it again and again. There is no option of boot and I really don't know what to do about it. Help me please and sorry for my bad english...

A:My xp doesn't start

Most likely your installation of XP is corrupted. If you have a reinstall disk for XP, use it to reinstall windows XP. Put the disk in your cd drive and follow the instructions in your bios (the loading screen before windows xp) to boot from the cd. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT PRODUCT KEY FOR YOUR CD BEFORE REINSTALLING (I've made that mistake twice.) When it asks where to install the OS, delete the old hard drive partition where XP was installed before installing XP.

I'm not one of the officials on this site so wait for someone else to give you some alternate solutions before you try to reinstall.

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Hello all, thanks for the help thus far with regards to my hard drives not being detected... the problem isn't yet sorted however as after prolonged use for a number of hours or over night the problem seems to reoccur, but I just end up lettin it cool off before turnin it back on later in the day...

However, my drama doth continue, lol...

After comin to boot up this mornin I got hit with a blue screen before the XP Log In screen which informed me...

"STOP: c0000218 (Registry File Failure)
The registry cannot load the hive (file)
/systemroot/system32/config/SOFTWARE
or it's log or alternate
It is corrupt, absent or not writeable"
Now on the scandisk a small number of files in a TEMP folder came up as not valid and were thus truncated, a couple in my RealPlayer too, and Bulletproof FTP software... sounds like a virus doesn't it?

Anyway, I've gone back to my old faithful friend of the past week or so, the recovery console... basically I can't get onto windows, so what is my next step, I'm guessin it's gonna be a feature of the console?

Also if anyone could tell me what has happened then it would be much appreciated...
Thanks!!!
 

A:So Now... XP Doesn't Want To Start!

press f8 during boot and from the boot menu screen choose
last known good configuration
and see if that gets you back in
 

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Hi!The on-off switch on the back of the tower is turned to on and the pc starts automatically,without pressing the on button on the front!I can hear the fan of the cpu and the hard drive working properly.Only the red light in front of the tower is turned on.My cd-drive port is working properly but the pc doesn't start.Any help plz?????????????????????
 

A:My PC doesn't start

I would check to see if all connections are secure first, if they are turn off all power and unplug power chord, disconnect video card (take it out) and put it back in, do the same with sound card, re-connect all power sources and boot up again. See what happens...Good luck! :grinthumb
 

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Hi , I installed win 7 in my lenovo t61 thinkPad previously and it was not working fine, when i tried to open any folder, i had to wait several minutes and something my laptop crashed.

now i can not log in into my laptop. there is a messege saying

windows fail to start . a recent hardware or software change might be the cause. to fix the problem

1 insert your win installation
2 choose your language settings.
click repair your computer.

other options

if power was interrupted during start up choose start windows normally.

safe mode
safe mode with networking
safe mode with mpmmand prompt
last know good configuration
start wind normally

I tried all options above but there is a fast message on screen (1 sec duration).

a problem has been detected and windows ...... shut down your computer.

file_boot_volume
if is the first time you've seen this stop error ..... your computer
....
.....

technical information :

stop: 0x00000ed (0x84b5c3f8,0x000000185, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

now i'm trying to re-install win 7 or log in but it can't do neither of them .

I really need help with this please

if there is any way to install win 7 or any other dos...

thanks in advance for your help......

A:Win 7 doesn't start

vhzvbo

Can you boot in safe mode? did you make a backup you can restore from? Did you try a repair install? Could you also fill in your system specs (lower left corner of your post so we know what hardware you have.

Ken

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I have a Pentium 4, 1.6 GHz with Win XP Home. For the last two weeks
I have been having a start up problem. When I start the computer
the XP logo screen appears and goes no further. I have to go into
safe mode and then restart from there to get the computer to boot up.

I went into event viewer and found the same 2 errors keep showing up.
They are:

VSS

Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error calling routine CoCreateInstance. hr = 0x80040206.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.



EVENT SYSTEM

The COM+ Event System detected a bad return code during its internal processing. HRESULT was 8007043C from line 44 of d:\nt\com\com1x\src\events\tier1\eventsystemobj.cpp. Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services to report this error.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

I need help to solve this problem.

Thanks, Jerry
 

A:Xp Doesn't Start

Google it. Problem seems related to the service of that name. Try to disable it if it's turned on, or set it to "manual" if turned off.
 

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Hi,I'm in deep trouble!! After installing a MS .net framework 3.5 (from this link http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.as...tfx35setup.exe) it asked me to reboot and now after bios loads, Windows logo appears and then an error message appear (fast, I can't even read) and it boots again and so on....I tried the recovery console but it says it can't find any hard drives!!!!What's going on, please help!ClaudioPS I don't even know what MS net framework is, a software I wanted to installed aske for it...PS 2 I have Windows XP SP3

A:PC doesn't start any more!!

Can you boot into Safe Mode?

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Not sure if this is the right place to put this, this is my first post. Basically I tried turning on my computer this afternoon and nothing happened. No output on the screen, no noise, no lights on the exterior of the case. I had switched the power off at the socket at usual the previous night, and had switched it on a few minutes before pushing the power button. I then opened the side of the case and saw that there was an LED lighted on the motherboard, so obviously the power is making it to the motherboard. However I also saw that 2 other LEDs that should be lit weren't. So at this point i'm fairly sure it's the motherboard. Just in case i disconnected it for 10 minutes then plugged it in and tried again, still nothing. Oh, and I used this computer with no trouble for several hours the night before with no problems. Also I have made no modifications to this system for at least a few months.

Anyone have any ideas for things I can try before I go buy a new motherboard?
 

A:Computer doesn't start up

You should try another power supply before suspecting the motherboard. What are your complete computer specs? Just because you see some lights, it doesn't mean that the power supply is good. Is this computer an eMachines?
 

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hello guys.it my first post as i am new to this os.when i start my laptop,the leds are lighting but the screen is blank.if i press the reject button of the cd/dvd driver in the first 10-20 seconds.windows will start properly.if i don't, the blanc screen continues to exist.if i start the laptop with the cd/dvd driver open, it starts properly also.i have disable the boot from cd driver but nothing changed.i am running windows 8 64bit.i have i5-3210 , gt 640m, 8gb ddr3.the laptop is nh532.it is a new laptop and i am very double times sad for this.i am afraid it is a hardware problem.i don't know what to do.i would be grateful if someone could help me within this forum, i hope......
thanks for your time.....

A:windows 8 doesn't start unless...

Since it's new, return it and have the manufacturer fix it. Don't do anything that could invalidate the warranty.

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Ok so my windows xp sp 2 doesn't start. When i start my computer i have to choose between normal and safe mode ; if i enter normal mode windows starts to load , then i get this windows blue screen wich sais:

"Checking files system on D:
The type of the file system is NTFS.

One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency.You may cancel the disk check , but it is strongly recommended that you continue.
Disk checking has been cancelled.
..."

After this i get a short blue screen , you know that anoying one , that you usually get when your computer crashes , and my computer starts this crap over again. If i pick safe mode it doesn't start either.

The thing is that i punched my computer really hard ( yeah , i know i'm an idiot but this is not my main concern right now) and something may be damaged. I don't know , my hard disk maybe?
Anyways i'm going to go home now and try some things to see if they work . If you guys can help me with this one , i would really apreciate it.

A:Windows doesn't start

Hi

This could be a HD problem, let the disk check continue and see what happens.

Also, try and note down the error off the blue screen. If it restarts too fast, press F8 before the windows loading screen and select disable automatic restart on system failure.

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Hi,
I have a huge problem with my computer. I have a Pentium 4 Intel processor, 1.8 Mz with windows Xp on it, 1 gig ram.
I turned on the computer the other day, and windows wouldn't start. It gets stuck with a black screen (no message or anything) after it tries to load windows (the screen where it says windows xp) and nothing happens after that. I tried to start the computer with safe mode and it works. I didn't get any system errors on the event log or nothing. The disks are fine and working properly (I have one 160 gig disk and another 60 one). Does anyone have an idea what could be the problem?
 

A:Windows doesn't start

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hi!

so i have a problem with starting my computer!
1. I push the power button
2. the computer doesn't start, just hear how it is starting, and on the display on a floating windows writes: no video input!
3. i turn off the computer from the energy
4. its turning off, then i repeat 1 and 3 five-seven times...a

and just after that, the computer starts...i reinstalled the windows and the problem persists, maybe it can be because of bios is affected...

p.s. my computer is working 24/24...and sometimes the computer turns off... suddenly! i think it could be because of energy, the company of energy from my country can just turn off the energy for some milliseconds...i just dont understand anythink in bios....

A:windows Doesn't start !!!

Welcome to TSF....

One of the reasons that the monitor is getting a no video input is that there is no signal to turn-on the display on th emonitor, actually from the monitors point it is the only reason.

I would suspect one of several things:

1 - Loose video connector either on the monitor or on the video card

2 - Possible bad video card or intermittent component on the video card.

Replacing the video card would be a good test to see if this fixes the problem, I would try borrowing a card from a friend that has an extra card or one out of an un-used computer first and try.

Since you have re-installed windows the video card driver would have already been replaced so windows should not be the problem.

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Hi people,
Today I wanted to plug my Mybook (It's been 3 months I've got it).
This time the LED blinks fastly (plus the intensity of the
light is less strong than normally), and the disk itself doesn't make any
sound. I think it's the alimentation block which is bugging, I'm not sure
so I ask you some help.
Thanks you in advance.
 

A:[HDD]Mybook doesn't want to start!

So the hard drive does not spin up? Thats bad news, your only good news is that 3 months it is still under warranty.
 

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Hi! When I start my old Compaq 615, after the screen with Windows XP logging in, a little window appears with "C:\Users\Public\conhost.exe"  and gets stuck there, with nothing else on the screen, just the picture of the desktop..what can I do?

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When I type "cmd" and click OK, I do not get a black screen, but rather a message stating Windows cannot find "cmd".

I ran check disk, but no help. Also, command prompt is not listed in Start>All programs>Accessories.

System OS: XP MCE fully updated. CPU: AMD Athlon64 3500+

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!
 

A:Start>Run>cmd doesn't work

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Hello guys!

1st: excuse my bad english.

My situation:

First I splitted my 320GB HDD into 3 partitions. One 4 data, one 4 Win7 and one 4 XP. So I started with installing XP on the bigger Partition and then Win 7 on the smaller one. Today I really love Win 7 and wanted do delete XP and his partition to add the space to the Win 7 partition.
But I forgot, that the boot files were on the XP-Partition. I couldnt format it in Win7 because it was a system partition so i deleted the files in the explorer & now I can't boot my OS. When my desktop-pc boots a message becomes reality: NTLDR is missing.

With the Win 7 DVD I deleted XP-Partition (in the INSTALL-Menu) & tried to repair the system with the startup-repair tool (there's a thread in this forum, i know). Although it displayed success, win 7 still doesnt boot and NTLDR is still missing.
Don't want to reinstall my Windows.

Can someone help me?

A:Win 7 doesn't start after deleting XP

Hi Foley92, welcome to the forums.

If a 'Startup Repair' completes with no issues then you may want to try

Repair Install

This should also restore your Boot Manager, allowing you to boot.


   Note
This method is safe and does not delete your user files

Hope this helps




Jeff

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There are multiple problems on my computer right now, but I'll start with the first one. When I start my computer it gives me the first "Windows XP" screen. Then the blue screen is SUPPOSED to come on where I can log in with my password. Most of the time the screen goes black and the only thing there is my arrow cursor. I have to hold the on button in until the computer shuts down and start over. After multiple tries, I can get to the blue screen and log on. After I'm on, I have other problems, but let's see if I can get an answer for this one first!!!! Oh! I can get on okay in Safe Mode. this is getting frustrating!

A:Windows Doesn't always start

Hello,And welcome to BleepingComputer.com, before we can assist you with your question of: Am I infected? You will need to perform the following tasks and post the logs of each if you can.Malwarebytes Anti-MalwarePlease download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Full Scan"... Read more

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Hi Everyone, Computer crash, blue screen of death.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate , 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x64 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3326 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM), 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76229 MB, Free - 42923 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc. , 0J8885, , ..CN6986157B1378.
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

Here is a Hijack this log file:

Logfile of Trend Micro Hijack This v2.0.4
Scan saved at 5:05:00 PM, on 3/29/2011
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Windows\helppane.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox 4.0 Beta 12\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox 4.0 Beta 12\plugin-container.exe
C:\Users\Alex\Downloads\SysInfo.exe
C:\Users\Alex\Downloads\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54... Read more

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I have a Presario v6000 with windows XP professional. When I try to start windows I get a blue screen with white text stating that window terminated unexpectedly. Then it shuts down and attempts to reboot with the same result. I ordered a recovery disk from HP.

when I attemted to install the; I received an error message stating the software does not support this system. I call HP and they claim it's a virus or a computer issue.

How do I process to get my system working again? or did HP send the wrong disk?
 

A:Solved: XP doesn't start

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My Elitebook 8560p doesn't start anymore. It only shows the HP logo. It has Windows 10 (64 bit) installed. The problem started 24.9.2016.

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My mom's laptop is not starting up. Something happened to it and I don't know what.

So it starts up on the black screen where you have the options to start in "safe mode, networking, start windows normally etc." Whichever one of those I choose, windows starts up, the blue screen flashes and it goes back to that main black screen. I choose all the start up options available and it just does the same thing over and over.

When I hit F11 during startup, for the reformatting, I couldn't do anything with that because it asked to put the disk in and our cd driver broke off so I can't put any disks in. I have no idea what to do with F10 and the bios menu. So I'm basically out of options. i don't know how to get it to start up. I hope the computer isn't fried
 

A:Windows doesn't want to start

computernoobie said:


My mom's laptop is not starting up. Something happened to it and I don't know what.

So it starts up on the black screen where you have the options to start in "safe mode, networking, start windows normally etc." Whichever one of those I choose, windows starts up, the blue screen flashes and it goes back to that main black screen. I choose all the start up options available and it just does the same thing over and over.

When I hit F11 during startup, for the reformatting, I couldn't do anything with that because it asked to put the disk in and our cd driver broke off so I can't put any disks in. I have no idea what to do with F10 and the bios menu. So I'm basically out of options. i don't know how to get it to start up. I hope the computer isn't fried Click to expand...
You need to see the entire extended version of that Safe Mode menu so tap Function 8 while you switch the computer on and then highlight "Disable automatic restart on system failure". That will make that blue screen stand still long enough to be read and please then post as much detail back here for someone to advise you.
 

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Hey guys! I'm having a problem with windows 8 professional setup:

So I have win8 consumer preview installed on my laptop. A couple days ago its licence expired, so I got win8 professional to upgrade.

I made an install USB with the win7 USB utility and proceeded to boot from the stick. The setup then told me I should restart my pc and restart the installation from windows.

I did that, but win8 setup won't start. It just starts reading from the usb for a second, then stops. The setup from the .iso I downloaded does the same thing.

To make things more interesting, the first time I restarted my PC after trying to upgrade windows from USB at start-up, I ran win8 setup and it did start and started doing some things, on that small blue screen that pops up. I didn't pay attention to it until the blue setup screen disappeared and nothing else happened...

One more thing, I tried to install Microsoft windows server 2012 on my laptop a month ago and the same thing happened with the setup.

Did a few hours of research on the internet, tried to run it in compatibility mode.. hope somebody can help me upgrade it. Can't really afford to do a "clean" install now, and on top of that, my PC reboots every 2 hours because my licence is expired...

Thanks!

A:Win 8 setup doesn't start.. help pls :)

What laptop?? System Specs?

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Hi,

I got a new computer and it came with one big 500 gig hard drive with one partition. I don't like having just one partition so I used Gparted to resize the windows partition and make another one for data. When I restarted, Vista would not load and just hung at the loading screen with the moving bar. So I put in the Vista DVD and restarted to try to the fix windows from the DVD. I pressed enter to boot from the DVD and it went through one loading screen with a white bar moving across the screen, then it went to a loading screen that looked the exact same as the one where it hangs when starting normally. Once that disappears it just goes to a blank screen. The whole screen is black and nothing happens. I left it like that over night to see if anything would load, but nothing did. So now I can't get into windows either way and I don't know what to do. Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks

Edit: I have managed to fix the problem. I turned off all but one cpu core in the bios and fixed the dvd loading problem.
 

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Hi guys,

Today, I noticed when I want to download and install Windows 7 Update, I simply can't.

When I click Install updated (I want to download and install my language) I am always seeing this,
there is no other action after this. (Imgur)

Guys please help me

A:The updade doesn't even start

Welcome to our Forum Geni132.

Some things that will help our expert give guidance..

Completing these tutorials.

Doing this tutorial will give Noel the needed logs.

Windows Update Posting Instructions

Doing this tutorial will post pictures in this forum the preferred way.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Doing this tutorial will help you fill in your (My System Specs).

System Info - See Your System Specs

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I had the FBI Virus on my laptop and have just downloaded software to remove it fully. which I think it's done becasue my laptop boots up without the Virus screen being present as it was prior to removal, However, now everytime I boot up my laptop, and select my main account (which is the one that was affected) all I get is a black screen with the Command Prompt (cmd.exe). My explorer.exe process doesn't launch automatically as it should and I need to manually start it by opening up task manager > run a new task. I'm able to run all programs once I manually start windows explorer.

I've run malware scans using multiple programs like Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Advanced SystemCare 6, WiseFixer and SpyHunter4 and have deleted anything that was indicated as a threat.

I've already checked the registry setting in HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon and verified in Shell that it's explorer.exe I attempted to run sfc /scannow from my account that's having issues, but I got a message that it had to be run with administrative rights. I logged into the "Adminstrator" account and ran it from there, but nothing changed. I read somewhere to make sure that Windows Management Instrumentation was unchecked in System Configuration under Services. So I did that......but still no windows explorer upon start-up.

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A:Explorer.exe doesn't start

To help any potential solutions to my issues stated above, I include my Hijack This log below:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:48:01 AM, on 5/19/2013
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16483)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\robotaskbaricon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 6\ASCTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2013\avgui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbarUser_32.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\NOTEPAD.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Users\Office Depot\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\EB0WVIVQ\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.espn.com/chicago/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=en_us&c=91&bd=Pavilion&pf=cnnb
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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hi,
just over an hour ago i tryed to turn on my pc so i press the button to turn it on ,then the usual things happen but after the windows loading page this happens:
"we apologize for the inconvenience, but windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.
if your computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly, or was automatically shut down to protect your files and folders, choose last known good configuration to revert to the most recent settings that worked.
if a previous startup attempt was interrupted due to a power failuer or because the power or reset button was pressed, or if you aren't sure what caused the [rpblem, choose start windows normally

safe mode
safe mode with networking
safe mode with command prompt
last known good configuration
start windows normally "
i tried all of the options then windows restart and it comes back to the same page, what should i do please.
i have this disk which readsrestore dvd and when i go in it it has 2 options,1st one being restoring my pc to scratch and other command prompt from cd-rom.i have an emachines pc which is 4 years old and also i would not like to lose my files as i have family photos on it which mean a lot to me.

thank you for taking time to read my question and have a nice
chkdsk only shows my memory status.
ok so ill get a xp home edition recovery disk sp2 but i think the update of sp3 caused this so should i get both cd's?
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A:Windows doesn't start up

I would try a Windows CheckDisk (chkdsk) at this point as this may be file system corruption. Boot from the Windows installation CD and select Recovery Console. Once you get to the DOS prompt, enter CHKDSK /R It should take between 20 to 40 minutes to complete depending on the size of your installation and the amount of file system corruption.

Repost if you still have problems.

Best,
-- Andy
 

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i had a pretty nasty case of spyware - the ultimate cleaner fake anit-spyware spyware. the computer slowed down tremendously. pop-ups and fake windows alerts were springing up everywhere. i went on a different computer (the one i'm on now) and was reading how to get rid of it and trying to get some help from a few sites. i was strongly recommended true sword, but in retrospect, i think they were just trying to get me to buy true sword. i ran the program in safe mode and i'm not sure if it did anything because when i tried to start my computer up normally, windows doesn't start up. it begins the process of starting then stops and starts it all over again - it'll just keep cycling like this forever without starting up. is this part of the spyware? did true sword corrupt a file that windows needs to open? please help.

A:Windows Doesn't Start Up

Although it may not be malware, the reviews that I read primarily stated that it wasn't worth the money.Can you get into Safe Mode and uninstall it from there?Are you able to access the Recovery Console? http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-install-the-windows-xp-recovery-console/

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Hello,i have a problem, a friend of my parents has a Acer 5***-4***(i dont remember the model i'll post it as soon as i look at it).
The problem is that does'nt start sometimes after the windows loading bar it gets a black screen, and sometimes while using it, It freezes
Anyone help?
 

A:[HELP] Vista doesn't start sometimes :/

Hi and welcome.
First try a Start up repair.
Vista Startup Repair
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/repair-windows-with-windows-startup-repair/

Startup Repair.
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/91467-startup-repair.html
 

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i have chosen to enter a password to enter windows. after entering the password in the blue welcome screen, i get the usual message that says something like "loading user configuration", but there it stays, and it seems like my programs continue to load in the background although i can't do anything about it because i'm still on the blue welcome screen. i know programs are loading when i hear my avast antivirus tell me that a virus has been detected. i restart windows in safe mode successfully, run avast, delete all detected viruses, restart windows normally, and the same happens all over again. any ideas?
 

A:windows doesn't start

Download Malwarebytes. <<click < link < to < begin < download<<

Install it, update it, Restart your computer and then do a quick scan with it, and post the log Here.

Regards
Neb.
 

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An online poker game (Paradise Poker) recently cannot connect to the network server, meanwhile on another computer with same game can connect to the same network.
What could be the problem? I've checked firewall don't restrict it.
Thanks for your help.

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First thing to try is to clear all of your cookies, history, and temp files

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Okay
Here's my problem.
If I switch my laptop on he starts but when I get my main screen I can't do anything.
I even can't open start to turn it of. Nothing works
Can someone help please
 

A:Windows XP doesn't start

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Hi

My laptop is not starting and I try to do a system restore and I keep getting this error message : An unspecified error occurred during system restore. (0x8000ffff).

I try this steps:
Enter System Recovery Options.

To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:
?Restart the computer.

?As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.

?Click on Repair your computer menu item.

?Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.

?Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.

?Select your user account and click Next.

On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:
Startup Repair
System Restore
Windows Complete PC Restore
Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool
Command Prompt

?Select Command Prompt

?In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.

?The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.

?Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.

?In the command window type e:\frst.exe (for x64 bit version type e:\frst64) and press Enter
Note: Replace letter e with the drive letter of your flash drive.

?The tool will start to run.

?When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.

?Press Scan button.

?It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the flash drive. Please copy and paste it to your reply.

And here is my log:

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x86) Version: 31-12-2012
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A:Windows 7 doesn't start

What particular error or activity when you say laptop is not booting up? Did you get infected prior?

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Was working fine last night, this morning it won't boot/ turn on.
Changed the power lead with another comp and still nothing.
I've checked and rechecked all the leads/ loose connc so ruled that out.
I'm thinking its a power supply issue, but no clue really. I opened it up and nothing looked fried or smelt burnt.It's my dads basic email/net comp so i'm just looking for possible causes before i take it into a shop and get ripped off by knowing nothing : /

amd semp 3000+
asus k8v-vm via k8m890
transcend 512mb ram
some crappy case supplied 400w psu
Xp home
 

A:Comp doesn't start up

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Hello,
When I start my PC all I get is an Intel picture on the monitor, and after that it freezes. I am not sure what has caused the problem, but I would appreciate it if you could help me on diagnosing/fixing this problem.
I am running a P4, 3Mgh, 40gb HD. And I have recently installed a DVD burner, but I don't think that should be a problem.

Thank You.

AD.
 

A:Home PC doesn't start

do you get into the bios? or does that crash too?

try to put a memory testing tool onto a diskette from another computer. (memtest 86 or better windows memory diagnostic tool.) and run through the procedures to see if your memory is messed.

everyone would also say that it might be your PSU but in my opinion thats a myth in most cases.

in the worst case it might be a broken motherboard and/or overclocked/messed cpu.

is everything plugged in correctly? maybe some more information would be helpful.
 

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Recently bought this laptop, now after 3 weeks, it suddenly doesn't start up. Can't remove the battery, and there is no hole in the back to force a shut down. What can I do to solve this problem?

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A:Satellite S50-B-15E doesn' t start

I have the same machine. The battery is fixed with two screws. Remove them and remove the battery. After doing this connect AC power supply only and try to start your machine.
By the way: what happen when you press power button?

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hey i just got a little problem with my computer starting. when i turn it on it on it powers up like normal with all the lights and fans. but it doesn't beep and the screen stays dark with the light flashing. i tried unplugging everything and starting it selectively and it worked once with just the video card plugged in but i couldn't get it to work again. i don't think its the mobo cause the lights on it still come on like normal. tried unplugging the ram too. thanks
 

A:computer doesn't start

read the NO POST guide in the guides forum next time before posting questions.

Your PSU is probably fried.
 

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Hi Im new at this I have a question my computer doesnt start I have it diagnos and hi tallme it was the motherboard how can i order the motherboard is there a part number or where can i get it.
 

A:Computer doesn't start

What type of computer is it? Make,model number.
 

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Just recently, my PC hasn't been able to boot into Windows, at all. I turn it on, and all of the fans (including the PSU) go up to full speed, and either 1 long beep, or 2 short beeps come each time. What is the problem here? The monitor says" The monitor is in power save mode. Activate using PC". What should I do here?
 

A:My computer doesn't start up.

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So, I had a ton of problems with my computer (corrupted files, registry, etc) until I found out that the hard drive was the responsible. (70ish bad sectors) I bought one last week. The computer ran fine. Last night I got some errror about a DLL being corrupt (I think it was sxs.dll) and I had to run CHKDSK. After a while I turned the system off. Today I turn it on, CHKDSK runs automatically, then the system fails at starting up: the mouse arrow appears, but nothing more.

It can't be the hard drive, as it's new. Bad RAM maybe? Could it be some software? P2P, games, virus, anything? Is there a way to fix it? I'm not gonna format, there's too much data at stake. I'm using XP SP1, with AVG.

I swear I'm going to kill somebody if I'm not able to fix it permanently. Every freaking week the computer comes up with something new. I'm not going to fork more money except for a brand new computer. (or RAM)
 

A:Computer doesn't start... this is too much.

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Hello all,

Tried researching this but to no avail. For some reason, using Start..Run..CMD brings up the 'Open With' dialog box. Typing Start..Run..CMD.EXE launches command prompt with no problem. This has always worked in the past, and does on some other XP boxes I have, but just not this one. Thanks.

A:Start..Run..CMD doesn't work-CMD.EXE does

when you get the Open With dialog box, lead it to CMD.exe in C;/Windows/System32 and make sure the check box for Always Open This File with This Program is checked

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i have a dc7600 hp pc and it has been getting slower and slower. So when Christmas rolled around, i asked some for a new cpu, and memory for my pc. I know a little like the socket has to be the same(LGA 775) and i even asked for the same fsb (800 MHz) for the processor and asked for equivalent stuff for the ram. I got a cpu so that's what i'm concerned with at the moment. I got the intel celeron E3400. It is one that I asked for thinking that it would work. I am going from a Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.40GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 3, i don't know what the "x86 Family..." means. Anyways, when i took out the old cpu, i applied some thermal paste and then used the old heatsink because it was a screw in kind instead of the push in type which i couldn't get to hold securely. When everything was hooked up, i tried to start and the pc and the cpu and the case fan spun for less then a second and stopped, that is all that happened, no video no nothing, everything shut off. so after a while of searching i updated the bios to 1.61, i tried to update the microcode but wasn't sure how. this is as far as i made it... i have reinstalled the old cpu and everything works fine... oh when the new cpu was in i hit the button several times and it started beeping and blinking red lights, i looked up the code and it was the thermal protection activation, but it only did that if i were to hit the power button repeatably... I'm either gonna see if i ca... Read more

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Hi!
 
Since a moment now, I can't start my Windows XP computer. The computer itself turns on fine, but the screen turns completely black just after I select if I want to start normally or in safe mode.
 
If I choose to start with the "Last good configuration" or in VGA mode, sometimes I get an error message saying that the isapnp.sys file is missing (or sometimes hal.dll), but even if I put back those files using the Windows XP CD, Windows still doesn't start and nothing works any better.
 
Here is what I tried so far:
Fixboot command
Chkdsk /r command
Bootcfg command
Reset the CMOS by removing the battery
Removing/switching up the RAM
Restarting in safe mode, last good configuration and VGA mode
Unplugging the mouse and every USB device (except the keyboard since the computer can't start without one)
 
I don't really know what I should try next. I probably have some copies of my most important files and documents on my other computers, but I'd still really like to keep most of my stuff intact since I'm not 100% sure that the backups I have are up to date
 
Thank you in advance for your suggestions!

A:Windows XP doesn't start

It's possible the hard drive is failing. Please download Parted Magic here. Burn the iso file on a WIndows 7 or later computer by right clicking the iso and selecting Burn Disk Image or use a program like Imgburn. 
 
Boot the Parted Magic Disk and click the Disk Health icon on the desktop. Run the short and long tests. Do they pass? You can use the file manager to copy files from the internal drive to a USB flash or external drive.
 
http://fixit.litten.com/linuxfilecopy.html

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