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Re: my toshiba L25 won't reboot
Dont press any key....dude.....if your windows is still working fine...if you want to disable that booting from cd...check this out..
1. reboot laptop and press F2 to bios setup
2.select the boot settings in the bios
3. in the boot order..make the first boot device the HDD and second the cd drive and third whatever you want..
to change press F5 or F6
and save the setting you've make and reboot the laptop
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Rebooting from the Windows OS can be done y a variety of means, depending upon the version of the OS. Clicking the START button or pressing the Windows key on the keyboard will get you to the POWER option where you can select RESTART (which is a reboot).
If you are not in Windows at the time, you can usually press the CRTL-ALT-DEL combo and get a reboot. Lastly, press and hold the POWER button until the device fully shuts off. Wait a few seconds and then power back on to get a reboot.
Press the "Print Screen" key, usually found on the top row of keys on a keyboard on the right hand side of the keyboard. Then open the Paint program in windows, and press Ctrl-V or paste. Then the screen shot will be in paint to be saved.
When you boot up the laptop press F8 several times then you will get a Windows Advance Options Menu. Then select Last Known Good Configuration and then press Enter. With luck Windows will start up normally.
The laptop should have a hidden recovery partition on it to return it back to factory settings. Make sure the laptop is switched off and then press and hold the 0 (zero) key on your keyboard and then press
the computers power switch. When the computer turns on, the Toshiba HDD
Recovery Utility screen will appear.
If there is no recovery partition then to get it to boot from the CD/DVD drive repeatedly press the F12 key as you start the laptop up.
Try to hook it up to an external monitor, if this works,your video card is working, Next Step.. then look on the laptop keyboard for a functiion key with a little picture of a screen on it, usually u have to hold down the fn key and hit F4, or F5 or F6 etc, look at the F keys at the top of the keyboard, and hold down function key at the bottom left of the keyboard, usually near the alt and ctrl keys, if you dont have a fn key (function key then hit ctr key, and at the same time hit the F key with screen pic on it, it might say lcd on key or be a box inside a box on the key. If this doesnt work try rebooting the laptop in safe mode by hitting F8 key before windows starts and go into safe mode. It is possible that a recent program or windows update that was installed is causing the blank screen. If the black screen happened after a new software install, delete that software while in safe mode. And reboot, Good Luck :)
Run check disk for hard drive errors. I recommend immediately backing up all your data that you can, wiping it, and reinstalling your programs. The rebooting problem smells like a bad hard drive. I just went through it with a Compaq at work.
Connect your TV to the computer with an S-Video cable. Turn the TV on and choose the AV option (of your TV) to S-Video. It will tell you that there is no signal on the TV.Press the Fn key on the keyboard. While keeping that key pressed, press the F5 key. A small rectangle appears on the screen showing different connection possibilities (LCD, LCD +TV, LCD+CRT, TV only, CRT only). You can cycle through the options by pressing F5 repeatedly. You select the output option (TV + LCD).Release the keys . You will then have your two screens.
Note: I assumed you connect the TV through the S-Video. If your TV can be used as a monitor (it has a VGA adaptor), then with the F5 key select option LCD and CRT
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The computer's hard drive will be formatted, erasing its contents. All of the software that was installed on the computer when it was manufactured will then be re-installed. 6. Once the Recovery process is complete, remove the Recovery disc, and press any key to restart the computer. - mc/wa
ok try this gently pry off the d key and look and see if there is any junk aor anything that will make it not work properly and make sure to clean the whole area arond it and in it and then put the key back and go and press the key about a dozenb times and see if it resoponds correctly ok please keep me posted on this ok best regards mike