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Laptop LED Blink on Startup There are many reasons that a computer does not startup or boot into the Windows operating system. If your computer will not start or boot, you will see or hear symptom to indicate the general area of the problem. Startup Symptom: LEDs blink but does not start The blinking LED lights on newer computers, or the beep tones on older computers, will help support agent determine what hardware component is not responding properly. The exact meaning of each code varies with the model, and the user cannot change any of the blink or beep codes. DO THESE FIRST - Perform a hard reset. If a PC suddenly fails to boot properly, you should perform a hard reset as the first procedure. 1. Disconnect all peripheral devices and remove all USB devices and media cards. You want to test the computer not the accessories! 2. Disconnect the AC power adapter, remove the battery and then press and hold the power button for at least 15 seconds. 3. Reconnect the AC power adapter (but do not connect the battery), Press the Power button, Look for glowing LEDs near caps lock and num lock keys, and Listen for sounds of a disk drive and fan turning. Identify the number of blinks or beeps When there is a start-up problem and you see LED lights on the keyboard blink a few times (between 1 and 8 blinks) do the following actions. Table of Sample Blink Codes The following table illustrates the meaning of blink codes used on some notebooks. The blink or beep codes on your computer may have different meanings. Meaning of Sample Blink Codes for some EFI Notebooks: 1) Number of Blink: Continuous Glow, Blinking LED: Battery power LED, Component: Battery, Error Condition: The AC adapter is attached and the battery is charging, but does not yet have sufficient charge to power the notebook. 2) Number of Blink: 1, Blinking LED: Caps Lock/Num Lock, Component: CPU, Error Condition: CPU not functional 3) Number of Blink: 2, Blinking LED: Caps Lock/Num Lock, Component: BIOS, Error Condition: BIOS corruption failure 4) Number of Blink: 3, Blinking LED: Caps Lock/Num Lock, Component: Memory, Error Condition: Module error not functional 5) Number of Blink: 4, Blinking LED: Caps Lock/Num Lock, Component: Graphics, Error Condition: Graphics controller not functional. 6) Number of Blink: 5, Blinking LED: Caps Lock/Num Lock, Component: system board, Error Condition: General system board failure. 7) Number of Blink: 6, Blinking LED: Caps Lock/Num Lock, Component: BIOS, Error Condition: BIOS authentication failure. 8) Number of Blink: Continuous blink, Blinking LED: AC power adapter LED, Component: Power adapter, Error Condition: Insufficient power Common solutions for issues that cause blinking LEDs or beep tones When the computer can boot into the BIOS, run the memory test to identify other issues. Check for loose connections and test the memory Blink codes are often displayed after a user adds memory to the computer but does not seat the module properly. The LEDs may also blink error codes if a hardware component is loose because the computer was dropped or jarred. The problem could be that the stick of memory or one of the memory slots has a bad connection. Check for loose memory modules If a memory module is loose or is not making good contact with the memory slots, the computer does not recognize all of the memory. Reseating the memory module may resolve memory failure errors.

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toshiba laptop restarting


The loop on your Toshiba Satellite laptop refers to the computer not booting properly.

During the loop, the computer will try to boot the Windows operating system and keep restarting over and over again.


This is not a hardware issue with your Toshiba Satellite A106.

The issue resides in the startup files on your computer's hard drive.


You can fix this by running a repair tool that comes with your Windows operating system.

This repair tool will fix your startup disk and allow you to get your computer back up and running.


Insert your Windows 7 installation disc into your computer's optical drive.


Start your computer and wait for it to boot from the install disc.


Choose your language from the menu and then click the "Next" button.


Click "Repair your computer" from the menu.


Choose the operating system you are using and then click the "Next" button.


Click on the "Disable Automatic Restart On System Failure" button to disable the startup loop.


Click the "Startup Repair" tool from the menu and wait for the computer to fix your startup disk.


Wait for the computer to finish repairing your startup disk and then allow it to restart automatically.


Wait for the computer to boot correctly to your login screen.


Hope this helps


How to Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc:


http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2083-system-repair-disc-create.html


"This will show you how to create a Windows 7 system repair disc to use to boot to the system recovery options if you don't have a Windows installation disc, can't find your


Windows installation disc, or can't access the recovery options provided by your computer manufacturer."

or
If you do not have access to either disc: Windows 7 - Repair Disc download
http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/windows-7-system-repair-discs/

Oct 23, 2012 | Toshiba Satellite M35X-S311 Notebook

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Windows 7 Startup Problems - How to Fix Windows 7 Startup Problems With Easy Tips If you fail to boot the operating system, you can: #1. Use Windows startup Disk to fix Windows 7 startup problem If the failure of booting is result from the errors or the damaged files of starting system, a start up disk will help to solve this problem with ease. #2. Use last know Good Configuration to fix Windows 7 startup problem It is also a common method to enter the operating system. To use last know Good Configuration you can press F8 when you reboot the system. Then select "Last know Good Configuration" on the Advanced Boot Options screen to enter this mode. #3. Use System Restore option in safe mode to fix Windows 7 startup problem Enter the safe mode as the step in to last know Good Configuration in method #2. Choose System Restore option in System Tool in start menu. If you find the startup process of Windows 7 very slow, we suggest that you should: #1. Remove redundant programs in your booting items as many as possible. After finishing this action, the speed of startup can be improved by no less than 40%. #2. Delete short cuts on desktop. The more icons on the desktop, the longer it takes to restart Windows 7. To fix Windows 7 startup problem, you should clear up the unnecessary short cuts on your computer desktop. #3. Optimize registry regularly with proper registry maintenance tool. Registry error is the main reason that slows down the rebooting speed. You had better do registry cleanup timely to speed up Windows 7 start up process.

Jan 12, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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my laptop wont boot up


Hi, a Pc wont boot up beacuse of certain reasons i the Ram are bad or seated badly so pls look on them .
2, your harddisk is corrupted operating system cant start .
Now get operating system cd then try booting with it .

Jul 22, 2009 | Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook

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Frozen Toshiba P100


Try This. Restart your computer and as soon as it boots up tap the F8 key repeatedly until you see windows advanced options menu. select safe mode. when it asks you for the operating system just hit enter. as soon as it boots to safe mode do this. click start> run> type msconfig then hit enter. On the system configuration utility click on the startup tab then select disable all. Click apply then close. restart your computer again. It may be a corrupted startup program that is preventing your computer to boot up properly.

Oct 08, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite L25-S119 Notebook

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