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Toshiba m400 builtin hard is offline

Reimaged hard drive and how it would not boot to the os. look in bios and see last page,that hard drive is offline. it is sata drive. i only can chage create state. how find current

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Did you look at the BIOS setting? Try hitting Esc then F1

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Remove password bios toshiba portege m400 please!

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Aug 13, 2012 | Toshiba Portege M400 PPM40U01000E Tablet...

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i did find this manual for it
maybe it might be somewhere in it of how the bios sees the hard drive. normally a bios will boot to the DVD drive first then a hard drive so make sure you dont have anything connected like a USB or a cd in the DVD drive unless it is the OS software. also disconnect the network cable if it is plugged in.

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When turning it on it goes to toshiba page then goes to blank page

Toshiba page is the BIOS first boot page and should boot from either the DVD ROM or the CD ROM then the hard drive. I would go into the BIOS and set it to boot from the hard drive first it is seeking the ROM drive and stopping. If it does not boot to Windows from the hard drive then you have lost the initial boot file.
Or they are corrupted and you will need to restore the computer back to factory settings. You should have the software that came with your lap top it is not really a problem if you follow these instructions. If you have never done a reboot it is strongly advisable to get someone who has done this before to do it for you. I hope that you saved your important documents and files pictures etc to an external source first.
There is another option to watch the screen when it boots see if you can use F10 or F8 or F1 or F2 to get into safe mode during the boot process. It should tell you which key you can use to get to setup from there you can change the boot device process under boot options to hard drive first boot or it may tell you boot order key information. Whatever it is get there and change it to hard drive first boot. I would highly recommend a repair shop or a friend who knows what they are doing if you do not to handle this problem. John

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My Toshiba M400 did not read hard drive!

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I need to reformat my toshiba portege m400-s5032. the only way i can do this is if i get it to boot by cd when loading up. how do i get to this option screen?

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I assume the pc does not boot to windows without this file.
You can reinstall windows. However, this will likely remove your data in the process.

If you can get into the BIOS, see if it can boot from the network or a USB drive. If so you can download something based on Linux that you can so boot and that is able to read/write to NTFS partitions.

The easiest way to replace this file for someone with little or no experience in these matters is to remove the hard drive from the tablet & hook it up to an IDE/SATA to USB adapter. Then plug it into a desktop.USB Port and it will be seen by the host PC as an add on hard drive.

Dec 18, 2008 | Toshiba Portege M400 PPM40U01000E Tablet...

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How enter to bois

Fadeel, You enter the BIOS on the M400 by pressing the ESC key during the POST operation. Let us know if you have any other questions and please don?t forget to rate this post.

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