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Toshiba Satellite L955-S5370 DIED after FIVE WEEKS of light use. Wiped the disc as instructed by phone help and was not able to recover factory settings. Now need to send back to Toshiba. FIVE WEEKS.

First two weeks of use were OK, not perfect. I assumed it was a Windows 8 issue. Then, screen would freeze or computer would shut down and restart. Got different pop up messages.."Recovery- looks like Windows did not load correctly.." " someone you trust to help you with this." I am not making that up. What kind of message is that??? I was 5 days beyond returning for a refund. I will NEVER, EVER, EVER....get back together....with Windows. GGGGGRRRRRHHHHH

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Ah c'mon, everybody loves Windblows!

" somebody who gives a rats a**.

(Yes. I censored that)

I'll tell ya what...........

They make GOOD boat anchors for toy boats. (Ken and Barbie size)

If you skip one across the water, flung out of a boat doin' 40, them babies will S-K-I-P!

Toosh,...... toosh,....... toosh............look at it GO!


Feel better now that the laptop has been Properly slammed?

Some big eared galoot stated wiping the harddrive, eh?
Meaning what exactly?

You have the Restoration Disk in hand?
Told to perform a Full Install? (Destructive Installation)

You were instructed to perform a Full Install using the Recovery files on the harddrive?

Post back in a Comment.

Looking at reviews, the earliest I have seen is November 29, 2012.
Means this laptop is definitely still under warranty.

Best Buy, or Office Max, or whoever; doesn't want to honor it; doesn't matter. They can go stick their finger up their collective noses.

Toshiba on the other hand -> Better!

Here we contact the State Attorney General's Office, of our state; and the Consumer Division.
(Consumer Division. Not all have this entity. They do have an entity like it, however)

The S.A.G.O. will smoke 'em like the Fantastic Four on Doc Ock!

Up to a $10,000 a day fine, I hear.

The UK, and Australia have this type of entity too, I have been told.

Your laptop has issues of a hardware nature, and a simple software fix isn't going to do it; plus YOU are not responsible, therefore should not pay a dime.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Ol' What's-His-Name

I mean joecoolvette

Posted on Jan 28, 2013


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Hi Susana,

That sounds a little bit drastic . . . and probably unnecessary.

First, hold down the power button on the notebook for about 5 seconds - until it switches off. Wait a few seconds, then press the power button once to switch on again. Shortly after switching on, you should be presented with a list of options. Use the arrow keys to highlight "Start Windows Normally" then press ENTER.

You can't re-install from the backup discs if the notebook is frozen - you need to switch it off first. The backup discs can then be installed either at startup or after loading Windows. If Windows starts up normally after powering off, you shouldn't need to do anything else. If it still fails to start, please post back for further assistance.


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