Toshiba Satellite p25-507 will start up to windows then freeze up
I have a Toshiba Satellite p25-507 I had the original hard drive go out on me so I doubled it up and got the western digital 120 gb I then installed windows vista ultimate. everything was working fine always was on auto update so it got all the updates I belive. Then months later it began to freeze on me. The mouse wouldnt move the cursor, no buttons worked. I had to hold the power button down to shut it down. I would restart in safe mode then restart again. Things would be ok for a bit then again, and again it happened freezing faster or sooner than before. Now it freezes soon after it is booted up and running.
The power source box located in the middle of the power cord was stepped on and broke where the cord plugs into the box, it is loose but still plugs in and seems to work fine. The battery is getting a good charge. So the power source wouldnt be the problem would it?
I have used this laptop alot over the last 6 years so its had maybe 50% more usage than some others of the same age. Maybe something went out.
I purchased a hard drive enclosure to bring up the hard drive on another pc and all my files, pictures and so forth can be reached and saved. I was thinking of formating the hard drive and re-installing vista or XP. If the problem could be in the hard drives files. I have no idea what to do.
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You don't need to remove a hard drive to install a new operating system. You need an operating system reinstallation disc to do that. You can find a lot of tutorials on how to install windows 7 in youtube.
Hi! It appears that possibly your hrad drive isn't set properly in the caddy? with the laptop powered down and disconnected locate the hard drive cover pop out the two locating screws and carefully move the caddy/hard drive BEWARE as the drive has fragile pins at the opposite end where you opened, hopefully little sliding pressure should remove. Check the retaining screws around the caddy (You'll need a small torx/philips screw driver for this) if all tight replace gently.
If you are uncertain I would recommend a technician check it for you.
if u have insatll ur new hard drive then is not ur hard drive problem ur pc prosser over hiting rpoblem so chk the ur porsser fan its not working proper or the prosser fan is not conneted or its not working proper or dust in ur fan so clen ur porsser fan by the the dust if u have proper knowlage of how to open ur laptop then will u open if u not have a proper knowge how to open ur laptop
if not have a proper knowlage of open ur laptop then u have go good tacnision he will clen ur prosser fan ur laptop is working proper again
If you can try a different hard drive. And make sure the format of the hard drive that's installed doesn't freeze or doesn't complete. Those are just the first things that popped into my mind, I'm sure other's will have more suggestions. Good luck.
Windows service pack 2 is a huge update and takes a long time to complete, I will suggest walking away from your computer and having lunch, go to sleep, watch a movie, etc... while the update finishes. If you have already done this with the same result? I would look for a Windows XP SP2 disk (XP with service pack 2 integrated) and try that. Otherwise Microsoft sent out many disks containing the SP2 update itself on a disk, and you could try the SP2 update from one of those (if you can find one) after your clean install. Good luck.