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toshiba netbook boots to splash screen and hangs.


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Toshiba netbook nb200 boots to splash screen and stays. Maybe 1 in 10 starts will proceed to XPpro.
Tried F2, zero for full recovery from HD and ext.dvdrom. no usb boot!! even tried new HD.same result.
If desktop, would try clearing cmos.but with netbook?? Cannot access setup to disable screen!!
Would welcome any idea as my exp with laptops etc limited to HD & mem!!
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Welcome to Geeks to Go

When you tried the

even tried new HD.same result



was that an image of the old hard drive

Will it boot to Safe Mode - this of course loads a minimal set of drivers and services.

Have you checked in BIOS setup if all appears OK there

Using the external dvd drive - have you entered recovery console and run a chkdsk - does it go to chkdsk on boot on occassion in otherwords autochk when the dirty bit has been set

How many sticks of ram - are they easily accessible from the base of the notebook, I do not know that model, but you can of course check in the user manual or on the web
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hi macboatmaster. thx for reply . No, a new drive which I thought might allow a new OS
install. just went to splash s.
cannot access f8 or anything!! I dnld manual on other mc. 1 mem slot 1g. so tried the zero key to reinstall factory udefalt. have recovery discs but??s
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What happens when you try F8 advanced boot options.

Alternatively what happens when you try and access BIOS on whatever key that is on that computer

I dnld manual on other mc

Please explain, abbreviations are OK but you have lost me with this one

Keypad - fault?
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Hi Apologies for confusion. Downloaded manual on other machine.
Cannot access anything!! Boots to splash for system check and stays there.
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What please was the history to this.

This type of error is usually preceded by problems.

Have there been unexpected shutdowns, BSOD (Blue screen of Death) etc.

Try removing battery, disconnect power cord.
Hold down power button for a full 20 seconds
Reconnect power ONLY not battery and then try



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Hi Only purchased this a few days ago. Performed ok when tested. Next day this prob.
No violent handling. tried all and more combinations that you suggest but??? all
with same result.. Even Tosh support can only suggest service centre but cost
will be more than its value!!! que sera. thx
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I still have a feeling this may be a sticking key - try gently tapping EACH key.
If still no success try an external keyboard and mouse
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Hi tried all, nada!!However, in these latest efforts I noticed no HD activity light. each start initiated
a momentary illumination of the HD light but no further activity. The HD is OK, I tested on this Acer
laptop I am using for this dialogue. It appears. that the Toshiba cannot access The HD. I tried another
HD with the same result. No activity. I assume,therefor, horror of horrors, defective MB!!!
I am resigned to having purchased a $100 paperweight, since the cost of validating this assessment
would exceed the value of the unit.
Again, my appreciation for your advice. A most useful website that I shall recommend. ken
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Could indeed be the motherboard or processor, however if you can do so without expense I would try another power supply


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