I'm having issues with my recently acquired Toshiba Satellite A200. 4 times out of 5, when I try to start up my laptop it freezes before (and sometimes after) the XP loading bar shows up. At bootup, everything is normal, the HDD spins up, starts reading (starting windows), then the screen flashes to black, and the HDD light shuts off and the drive stops spinning, almost like it looses power... After this happens, it'll just sit there wasting power till I turn it off. I believe I've already eliminated Software as the problem, because a week ago I formatted the drive and installed XP(old install was vista and the previous owner said she had the same problem), and it worked fine for 4 days, then this. She thought it was the motherboard and paid for professional techies to install a new one. I originally thought it was the HDD headers, but I don't think so now because it didn't miss anything when installing windows or my apps. The odd time that it does start, it runs fine... I haven't had problems while it's running, just when it starts.
Specs are in the attachment. PDF from their website.
Toshiba Satellite A200-AH5
Part Number: PSAE0C AH508C
Oh, and I thoroughly scanned through their website.(they have crappy tech support)
And I do have all XP drivers...
Any help would be, well... helpful
Thanks in advance,
Edited by Deadly Whatever, 24 May 2009 - 03:55 PM.