I have been given a laptop that a friend tried to make quicker and upgraded anything he could (not knowing what he was doing) and has now asked for my help and this is beyond me at the moment....But looking forward....
This is so slow and I have installed a virus free Hard Disk that I use in other laptops of the same make and model that works 100%.
It is a Toshiba A60 with 1.1GB Ram. When it is powered up, it will freeze on the 'Toshiba' screen and needs starting again. That is untill done 6-7 times then it goes forward to the Windows screen. It will then take 10 mins to load Windows and get to desk top. To give you an idea, clicking on the time in the bottom right, will bring up the screen - in about 5 mins - and watching the clock, it will only update every 6 seconds or so.
I have tried various Ram modules and combinations (including just the onboard RAM) with no difference.
Used another pre-loaded Toshiba software HDD, no difference.
Changed the Celeron 2.8GHz processor to another 2.8GHz processor, no difference.
Cant see anything awry with the BIOS page - ACPI BIOS Ver = 1.90.
I would like to find out if its possible to create a bootable CD that can 'Flash' the BIOS and reprogramme it, and if this could make a difference.
Could this have anything to do with the onboard RAM? and is there anyway to reset this to normal?
OR, any other suggestions?
Getting desperate now - its so frustrating.