I got a run down of the problems on the Toshiba M45-S265 from my son. It will not connect to the internet and since trying to use the restore disc from Sony, it gives the screen that Windows will not restart properly and you need to select a choice of start ups, but it will not let you select one, it stays frozen for a number of minutes and then reboots into normal mode on its own.
-During a game of online Go via a program that uses Java (somethign about JVM I'm told), I lose the connection to the internet. I go to reset, but the taskbar dissapears and returns, I can't access the start menu and am forced to turn it off at the power button.
-I restart the computer. Upon restart, I'm presented with the strange presence of my laptop finding new hardware, and asking if I want to install an IEEE 1394 Controller (which I'm told is firewire) I select no. I'm rather confused, because the only thing plugged into my laptop is the power cord. somehow, it installs anyway (or claims it does).
-Following the advice on another forum, I disable the IEEE 1394 controller from the device manager or whatever it is in system information
I attempt to use the computer, thinking everything is fixed. The wireless card still won't work. -The computer freezes sometime around here. [this is where my memory is fuzzy. I'm trying to remember . Either way, something happens and I am forced to reset the computer manually)
-I boot it back up and perform a system restore. After the restore is done and the laptop powers down, it boots back up but freezes. this lasts for several minutes. Then it finally loads up, and I'm then stuck on a "please wait. . . . ." screen for Seven minutes, when I finally give up and turn the laptop off manually, again.
-I boot the laptop up again, am presented the option to restart in various safe modes, from the last known good configuration, or boot normally. I choose last good known configuration
-It boots fine, and goes through all the normal system restore stuff that XP does after it loads back up.
-Things go fine, I think I've fixed things. A little while later, I play Go again after redownloading the JVM client. I exit it, and enter it again a few minutes later. after talking with someone about the game we had played earlier, my laptop looses the connection again. checking device managers, the wireless card isn't turning on (I noticed this as well before doing the system restore)
-I do another system restore. This same thing happens again, except I power down when it seems teh laptop will not boot XP. I try to turn it on again, it won't boot XP (Last known good configuration), and I turn off, and back on, and it still won't boot (Start Windows normally)
-I turn it off, close the lid, let it sit and turn it upside down to check the fan. (had to have it replaced under warrante last month)
-Just now, I've turned it back on, chose to boot normally, it was really slow in booting (stuttering a few times), it loads the "please wait. . . . . . . . . . . . ." screen, and is now sitting on a Blue Screen of Death type thing.
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:
Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need.
If problems continue. disable or remove any newly installed hardware or softawre. Disable BIOS memory option such as caching or shadowing.
If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, pres F8 to select Advanced Startup options, and then select Safe Mode.
*** STOP: 0x00000050 (0xBA372A00, 0x00000000, 0x805F0AA, 0x00000000)
***w29n51.sys - Address BA272A00 base at BA372A00, Datestamp 00000000
Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete
Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further assistance.