Question about Toshiba Satellite M45-S351 Notebook
Whenever I turn on the notebook it gets to the 'loading windows xp" page then it shuts off and restarts itself. I don't think its a battery problem because I can still use the media player from the laptop.
There was a problem with this happening on certain machines in regards to an old Windows XP service pack 3 release. If you've recently upgraded to service pack 3 there is a rather technical solution to this problem involving booting from your XP cd, using the system recovery command line tool to copy a new .dll file into your Windows system files. If you're not technically inclined, don't bother tryin got do this. Another option is to reinstall Windows, it would be best to format before reinstalling, unless you have files or programs you need on the hard drive that you cannot recover. Simply reinstalling Windows without a format might not harm your file or programs, but no gauruntee there. You can read through this thread here on Microsoft's forums to follow this fix.
If you did not install SP3 or if you have quite awhile ago and there was no problems up untill now, then it is probably related to your computer directly. I have a Satellite M100 which had overeating problems, which will cause the computer to restart constantly. Try cleaning out the vents (if you have a warantee, send in to them and have them fix it). Another option is to buy a laptop cooling pad, they range around $50 or so. You could go to a store like Best Buy or Circuit City or order online at places like Tiger Direct or Newegg.
Posted on Oct 16, 2008
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