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Toshiba satellite PRO A Laptop

I have a problem with my Toshiba Laptop boot up.
It powers up but then turns itself off and then on again.
Iam running XP so I need some advice on how to sort this problem out.

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  • llantrip May 11, 2010

    my suggestion would be to take out the battery completely and boot it up and see what occurs. If it still acts this way, I would say you have a virus/trojan horse that is interfering with start up


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Your laptop may be infected by a virus or trojan.
I suggest you take the laptop to a qualified technician who will do the following:
1: Remove the hard disk
2: Attach the hard disk to another computer system as a SLAVE DRIVE
3: Scan the laptop hard drive for trojans,malware/viruses.
4: After scanning and cleaning, re-install the hard disk in the laptop.
That should get you going again! Please install an antivirus program afterwards to avoid the same happening again.

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