Question about Toshiba Satellite 5105-S701 (PS511U-02WYJX) PC Notebook

2 Answers

Cant do anything, I turn it on, get windows screen, next says windows restarting

It willl do it over and over again, and the graphics on the screen isnt correct. On start up I pressed the esc. button to go to set up (cmos) and I only got a message( with letters in the wrong place, could barely make out what it was really saying) press F1 to set default.    And I help.    Read from Toshibas website to press the Zero key on start up to bring up the toshiba recovery console.....didnt happen.   Did start up press F8, chose most recent that windows started.....nothing.     then tried the recovery menu from same list.....nothing.      tried safe mode.....nothing........when i say nothing i mean windows screen followed by windows is restarting.        Put in an XP disk pressed C on startup (from toshibas website) didnt recognise disk i guess because it did nothing.     I put in a tools cd and it read it , opened it and i tried everything i  could but nothing helped, and all the letters were messed up, could hardly read what it was saying, all garbled.......Does any of this sound like something you have experienced or know how to correct and fix??? I pulled out the hard drive, plugged it into an external usb drive 2.0 high speed (removed the one already in it,80 gigs, the toshiba is 60 gigs) then plugged it into my tower and i could access the hard drive. But only 3 files listed when i opened it, owner file, guest file and windows file with all the usual window file present as far as i could tell.   Come on you must have a theory? Something for me to try/ Maybe a couple of questions i didnt cover in this novel. Help me if you can.   My opinion...Toshiba sucks!!

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 32 Answers

With the hard drive removed power up the system and enter the CMOS setup utility. Make sure that it is working properly. If not then get an external monitor and plug it into the VGA port on your laptop. (should be D-shaped with 15 holes for pins). Install the hard drive before doing this, and you may need to press a function key (usually labeled with fn in a little box [probably betweeen the ctrl key and the windows or alt key]) and one of the buttons that is in the F1-F12 row. It may have a picture of a monitor on it. Press these two buttons at the same time if your external monitor does not automatically show the screen. I know that this may not necessarily be a display problem, but if you are having problems with jumbled characters on the screen it is a good idea to use a monitor that will properly show your display. Next insert the XP install disk and do not press any keys. Let the computer boot off of the cd, only press a key if the computer tells you to in order to boot from the cd. If it successfully boots from the cd (and if the hard drive is installed), you may have to completely reinstall windows. It will ask if you want to delete the current partition. Do it. Make sure you have the Windows XP key for your computer, as it will ask for one to reinstall windows xp (unless it is a recovery disk). Make sure before reinstalling windows that you use your other comptuer to pull any data off the hard drive that you may need! Completely reinstall windows and see if this works. There are several different things this problem could actually be. It may be your graphics that is messed up, but I kinda doubt that that is the only problem, but it may be one problem on your machine. It could also be that your motherboard is messed up and needs to be replaced. The hard drive might be alright, or it might not.

I hope this helps, if not please let me know, and let me know what steps you have performed so that we can narrow it down. Also if you get any error messages please post those as well so that we can further help you discover the problem. I know its a real bummer to have these problems with your computer, and If I think of any other possible issues I will let you know.

Posted on Sep 20, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has achieved Level 3.


    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Master
  • 449 Answers


try set in the boot menu
press F12 to setup boot first
select Dvd drive
and then put the recovery disk not the intaller of the operating system
but the recovery disk if you have

select to restore or repair

i think we had simalar problem with that
now!! i'm fixing toshiba satellite laptop!!!

try to email me if you have the problem

Posted on Sep 20, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a Acer Verton E430 Desktop. Suddenly upon restart after the initial beep and Acer splash screen returns to restart with one short beep and process continues on and on.. Advise how to solve.

One short beep can be DRAM refresh failure.
  1. Remove RAM memory, Graphics card, other Plug-in cards, and Drive cables from your mainboard.
    Only CPU + Fan + Power cable are installed on the mainboard.
  2. Power on the PC, and listen to the beeps:
    • no beeps => Power supply, CPU, mainboard or BIOS is most likely defective.
    • some beeps => remember the beeps and next step.
  3. Power off the PC, and insert the RAM memory.
  4. Power on the PC, and listen to the beeps:
    • no beeps => RAM incorrectly installed.
    • same beeps as before => RAM is most likely defective.
    • beeps have changed => next step.
  5. Power off the PC, and insert the Graphics card.
  6. Power on the PC:
    • some beeps => Graphics card is most likely defective.
    • blank screen =>Graphics card is most likely defective.

Dec 02, 2014 | Acer Computers & Internet

1 Answer

My hp pavilion elite m9152p shows a black screen. If i leave the computer for a few hours and come back the computer is still on, but the screen is black. monitor says no signal... I always have to hold...

Does the power button flash when there is a black screen? Could be that the laptop is in hibernation mode. Go to the tray icons next to the clock, click the battery symbol, more power options, and change the settings of "turn off display" and "put the computer to sleep" to "never". Usually to get the computer out of sleep mode, you just click the power button to turn it on again.
Hope this helps.

Aug 13, 2013 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

How do i reset my laptop to factory settings

You will need your recovory disk or a OEM Windows CD ROM (windows XP,Vista, Windows 7)

  • 1

    Restart your ASUS laptop and press the "F9" key while the computer is booting up. This will open the boot screen. Select "Recover Windows to Entire HD" and press "Enter."

  • 2

    Press "Y" three times when asked if you are sure that you want to restore. The laptop will restore the factory settings. The computer will then shut down and start up again.

  • Sponsored Links

  • 3

    Approve the license agreement, then select your "Language preference." Enter your name into the box and click "Next."

  • 4

    Enter your password twice on the next screen and select "Next." Enter the time zone and date information, then select "Next." Select "Finish" on the next screen and the computer will reboot.

  • Aug 17, 2012 | ASUS Computers & Internet

    2 Answers

    MY OS AND BIOS SYSTEM DOESNT WORK I CAN GET INTO IT BUT CANT CHANGE ANYTHING.HOW CAN I RESTORE SYSTEM TO FACTORY SETTINGS?Also when i try to start it and push a button its starts beeping like a key is...

    To restore the system, use the following steps:

    Turn on the system and repeatedly tap F8 key.

    On the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow keys to select Repair your Computer, and then press ENTER.

    In the System Recovery Options dialog box, select the appropriate keyboard layout, and then click Next.

    In the System Recovery Options dialog box, select the user account that has Administrator rights, and then click OK.

    In the System Recovery Options window, select Recovery Manager.

    In the Gateway Recovery Center window, click Next.

    In the Gateway system recovery window, select Recovery with automatic data backup.

    In the Recovery with automatic data backup window, select Yes, and then click Next.

    In the Recovery is complete window, click Finish.

    In the System Recovery Options window, select Restart.

    Mar 10, 2010 | Gateway M-1625 Notebook

    1 Answer

    Screen is black upon start up and I cant see anything. I can hear it starting up.

    Press FN+F6. If the display is not back then follow the steps.
    Please restart your laptop when its booting press F8 key . You will find few option asking for selection. Select that by using up/down arrow key. Select " Last know good configuration" & press Enter. Next page asking for selecting operating system, for example: windows vista or Windows XP etc. Just select the operating system & press Enter again. ( Hope your laptop showing only one operating system ). Your laptop will start normally. After the if you seen the screen dark then press FN+Right arrow in key board(>). When you press FN + ( < ) or ( >) key that's time its working for brightness controlling for screen. Now if all well then fine other wise please let me know .
    Another suggestion is, run your Acer driver DVD for installing Display drivers. When finish restart your laptop and watch whats going. If no success then format the Operating system & reinstall again.

    Feb 10, 2010 | Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook

    1 Answer

    Screen fade to white

    Firstly, May be the drivers are corrupted, reinstall the drivers again (uninstall>restart>install drivers and restart).

    If it doesnt solve yet then change the slot, put it in other slot.

    Apr 23, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv9000t Notebook

    3 Answers

    My HP Pavilion dv6000 keeps restarting with blank screen

    I have the same problem with my hp pavilion! ive tried everything and cant get anything to appear on the screen. Keeps rebooting every 15 sec or so. Did you ever find a solution to this?

    Mar 12, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv6000t Notebook

    1 Answer

    Blue screen with error message on startup

    Most likely problem is a physical problem with the hard drive, but could be plenty of other things. Best bet is to back up your information (if possible) and do a fresh windows install, if you continue to get the message after a clean windows install, your hard drive is not stable, and has a problem.

    Dec 30, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

    1 Answer

    Error problem


    The issue you have posted regarding that you are unable to open and use the I internet explorer showing error message “ iexplorer.exe ” can not open and needs to close could be due to number of reasons, The steps mentioned below generally fixes these kind of issues I would appreciate if you could try them to get iexplorer.exe issue fixed.

    FIX I.

    1. Click On Start, point to Internet Explorer and then right click on the Internet option and left click on properties.
    2. Click on the Delete tab under the (temporary internet files)
    3. Click on delete temp internet files after selecting delete all.
    Fix II.
    1. Click on start, point to control panel and click on it.
    2. On the Control Panel window, locate the Add/Remove software icon and click on it
    3. Locate the option Add/Remove Windows Components on the left side of the window and click on it.
    4. Locate the Internet Explorer option form the list and remove the Check Mark in the box by clicking on it, then click NEXT at the bottom. (This will Uninstall the Internet Explorer)
    5. Click on finish.
    After you perform the above mentioned steps, restart the computer.
    After the computer is restarted and when it gets back to the desktop screen perform the following steps.

    1. Click on start, point to control panel and click on it.
    2. On the Control Panel window, locate the Add/Remove software icon and click on it
    3. Locate the option Add/Remove Windows Components on the left side of the window and click on it.
    4. Locate the Internet Explorer option form the list and then Check Mark box by clicking on it, and then click NEXT at the bottom. (This will reinstall The Internet Explorer)
    5. Click on finish.
    Restart the computer and check if you are able to open the Internet Explorer works.

    Fix III
    This issue can also occur if you have installed any third-party internet tool bar for example, Google, Yahoo, or Rediff etc so you can uninstall the tool bar form the Add/Remove programs, however you will not have to go into the Add/Remove windows components option, the tool bar software will be displayed on the screen which comes up once you click on the Add/Remove icon in the control panel. All you need to do is to select the toolbar and click on remove in order to uninstall it.
    Fix IV
    1. Click Start and select Run.
      The Run window appears.
    2. In the Run window, type msconfig and click OK.
      The system configuration utility Window appears.
    3. Click on the option Startup at the top right hand corner.
    4. Click on the option disable all at the bottom of the screen.
    5. Click on apply.
    6. The system will request to restart, click on restart and let the system restart by itself.
    7. Once the system restarts it will prompt you a screen after it logs in, stating that the startup has been modified and it asks you weather to show that screen again, so select do not sow the screen when logged in next time and close the window.
    Should you require any further assistance regarding this issue or any other computer related issue in future please feel free to contact get back to us, we will be more than glad to assist you.


    Malik Khan

    Feb 01, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite A100-S8111TD Notebook

    1 Answer

    Laptop cannot go into p.o.s.t. when it does.....

    It could be the graphics, but it is a process of illimination as always. When you boot your pc keep pressing F8 and see if it will boot into safe mode. When in safe mode select 'Last known good configuration' as this may cure the problem. If that doesn't work boot into safe mode again, but this time select start windows in safe mode, if this works ok then it maybe a driver problem, probably either the wireless card or graphics, try uninstalling the graphics driver first in add/remove programmes. Restart the pc and windows should find it again and install the driver, if on the next restart the problem returns then it is the graphics driver so download a later version from the acer web site.

    Mar 17, 2007 | Acer Aspire 5003WLMi Notebook

    Not finding what you are looking for?
    Toshiba Satellite 5105-S701 (PS511U-02WYJX) PC Notebook Logo

    147 people viewed this question

    Ask a Question

    Usually answered in minutes!

    Top Toshiba Computers & Internet Experts

    Brian Sullivan
    Brian Sullivan

    Level 3 Expert

    27725 Answers


    Level 3 Expert

    5660 Answers

    Les Dickinson
    Les Dickinson

    Level 3 Expert

    18330 Answers

    Are you a Toshiba Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

    Answer questions

    Manuals & User Guides