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Laptop Freezes During Startup, before I can press any buttons or anything.

A few days ago, my laptop began to freeze halfway through the loading process, during the first screen after I turn it on. My CD drive is stuck shut, and no matter what, it freezes just as it starts up. If I press F2 for setup, it says "Please Wait" and still freezes halfway through, and F8 and F12 do nothing. It just keeps freezing halfway through the "In Touch with Tomorrow, Toshiba" screen, and it doesn't even sound like it's starting up on the inside. Can somebody please help? Remember, I absolutely cannot press any buttons, and the CD drive won't open.

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  • Lord Blutorse Jan 04, 2007

    No. I can only eject it (After removing the cover, and pressing a white button). The computer literally freezes before I can do anything.

    And to what the first poster replied, Is that something I can do, or do I need to buy parts, or take it in for repair? The notebook is 9 months old. Please explain to me in simple terms, as I am a total dunce with computers.

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It could be a corrupt bios, which can be deleted with the removal of the bios battery or by the 'JBAT1' terminal to pins 2-3 then back to 1-2. The bios is probably set to halt on all errors and thats why it only goes so far. If there is no action at all; then there is a power failure to the motherboard or the processor has failed. Depending on your notebook age is whether it's economical to repair.

Posted on Jan 04, 2007

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    andrew pester Jan 04, 2007

    Another question, is can you remove or disconnect the dvd drive from your notebook?, to rule out the dvd as the problem, as the bios may be looking for it.

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    andrew pester Jan 05, 2007

    Ok if it is 9 months old do not unscrew anything as this may void your warranty, refer to your warranty or return to your retailer.

    If it's a bad hard drive, some have upto 5 years guarantee.

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