Toshiba P30 - I can't complete the reformat/restore operation
I have a P30 that I can't complete a reformat and restore operation on. Since my internal DVD writer did not work, I used an external drive to start the process with my factory recovery disk. When I went to re-boot my computer to complete the process, it would not recognize my external drive. When I try to open Device Manager it shows no devices listed at all. At first it did not recognize my flash drive, but now it sees it.
I ordered a replacement DVD drive which came in today. I installed it and my P30 will not recognize that drivel. It spins up and the light comes on, but that's it. Is there a possible workaround to reformat and restore my files such as working from the Command Prompt? I am running XP.
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You do not say how old the machine is or how much use it has had. Sorry to say, it looks as if the tubes that support the display are failing. In short, the screen needs looking at by a computer repair shop.It may be able to be fixed.
Your charging circuitry, inside the PC may be faulty. OR maybe the Power Adapter, you need to try another adapter, if the problem does not go away, then you have an internal motherboard power supply problem it will have to be serviced. Or just maybe the second battery is faulty too, unlikely.
You may need to take the hard drive out and find a portable USB hard drive case to put it in ...if it is 3 years old it is probably an IDE drive ...newer ones are SATA drives....then hook it to another computer and and check it ...you can also reformat it in the portable case on another computer then put it back in the laptop and then reinstall windows......if it isn't recognized by the other computer then it probly wrecked the hard drive somehow..
Hope this helps
Restore.. restore.. restore...if the Camera is built in then those drivers should be native... One thing you may try is go to control panel then system, then Hardware manager... delete any listing of the camera, including the ? marks then go to add and remove programs and uninstall any program specific to the webcam... then restart.... you should get a new hardware found message... and follow the prompts on the wizard... try installing the driver then.... If that does not resolve the problem... restore ;your drive to factory settings. let me know and Fixya if this helps.
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do you have audio drivers installed?
you can try here http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/su/su_sc_modSel.jsp
they have 3 kinds of p30 and i of course dont know which one you have
so what you want to do is select portables->satellite->(whatever p30 you have) then click go then finally go to downloads and search for your sound drivers