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Toshiba L35-s2174 stops on boot at the BIOS screen ...

When I power on my laptop, it stops at the first screen that allows you to press F2 for setup, or F12 for Multiboot. If I press F2 before it gets to that screen, it replies with ''entering setup'', but hangs up. If I press F12 before it gets to that screen, it replies ''entering multiboot selection'', and hangs up. Any way you try it, it will not get past the first screen. I even removed the HD and got the same results, so I think it is before that step in the POST. ANY advice is welcomed. P.S. Ignore the information in the "What product is it about" field, the correct information is in the "Summarize the problem" field. My computer wasn't in your listing. Thank you ...

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  • Lane Mitcham Jan 20, 2009

    I have tried both solutions, but the computer still stops at the same screen.

  • Lane Mitcham Mar 17, 2009

    FInally ... got the problem fixed. The CD drive was bad and halted the system during the POST.

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Your problem sounds hardware related which boils down to really only 3 things, CPU, Memory, or motherboard.

If you have more then one RAM chip installed, try removing both and booting the laptop with only 1 inserted individually, if it works fine with one chip but not the other then thats your problem. Its statistically inprobable that both chips would be bad so if it behaves the same way with both chips the problem is likely bad CPU, bad Mobo, or possibly a corrupted BIOS.

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

  • Justin Wolery Jan 22, 2009

    Your motherboard is bad

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1. Remove all USB devices such as printers, mp3 players etc etc.
2. Remove the power-cable and the battery
3. Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds
4. Put the power-cable back in but not the battery and none the USB devices.
5. Turn the computer on

Let me know how you get on.

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

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The most common Access Bios key is the "DEL" button or "F2". This depends on the laptop model, however, and can be confusing if you do not know which key to press.


Solution


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HP (Hewlett-Packard): F1, F2 (Laptop, ESC)

IBM: F1

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IBM PS/2: CTRL+ALT+INS after CTRL+ALT+DEL

IBM Thinkpad (newer) Windows: Programs-Thinkpad CFG.



Micron: F1, F2, or DEL

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Toshiba Satellite 205 CDS: F1

Toshiba Tecra: ESC then F1 or F2



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Compaq - Presario, Prolinea, Deskpro, Systempro, Portable
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eMachines - eMonster, eTower, eOne, S-Series, T-Series
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Sony - VAIO, PCG-Series, VGN-Series
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