Question about Toshiba Satellite M45-S169 Notebook
This may be caused by a weak boot sector image or damaged sectors/cylinders in the boot sector area.. OR by a faulty controller. Get a good disk checking utility and scan the drive there a few times. It may be beneficial to "Refresh" the "Boot Sector Image". But if it is so, it will eventually fail. But if it were me, and I depend on my laptop, I would get a replacement drive and transfer my all my Old hard drive contents to the new with something like "Ghost" or "Drive to Drive" but there are a number of other good ones you may choose. I have found over the years the old adage "A grain of prevention is worth mountain of cure" and if this prognosis is correct the drive will only get worse and worse and eventually fail.. generally when you need ya lappy the most...
Posted on Sep 03, 2007
Hi, If the power on/boot up sequence does not even reach the Windows logo before recycling, it is not a software/virus issue. If at certain times the laptop would continue powering up and booting into Windows but more often recycle the powering up process then I am inclined to think that it is a hardware problem. Hardware possibilities: 1. Might be loose connection or corroded terminals/connectors; 2. Cold solder of surface mounted components in the mainboard; 3. a USB device is interacting - try booting without any USB devices attached; 4. try running the Toshiba without the battery and just the AC adapter; Your possible options: a. Try performing #s 3 and/or 4 and note if there is a significant change in the booting process; b. 1 & 2 would require opening the laptop and do a circuit diagnosis, you might be better off seeking the services of a qualified professional. Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things turn up or should you need further information. Good luck and kind regards.
Posted on Sep 03, 2007
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