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Locks up on boot

I have a Toshiba Satallite A 105 and I turned it on and it will no longer boot. It gets about 2/3 of the way through the bar at the bottom and it locks. If I push f2 to get into the BIOS it says please wait and locks in the same place. I pushed esc to see the details rather then the boot flash screen and it stops right after it says Video BIOS shadowed.  

I have already tried pulling out the drives and trying to boot with less. And I have had no luck…

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  • Autonomix Oct 11, 2007

    No… it’s still locking up. I only have one chip of RAM in the system, and I don’t have any extra. I’ll see if I can get another chip to test with.

    Thanks for your help!

  • Autonomix Oct 15, 2007

    I pulled out the Hard Drive and tried to boot without it. It still locks up in the same place and i cant get into the BIOS.



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Its an Hard disk problem;i have that issue before..its not a ram issue.

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You need to updrage you'r BIOS

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With the power off, battery removed/no adapter plugged in, try removing and reinserting the RAM chips on the bottom. (they will have their own access panel. There will be a thin metal 'prong' on either side the holds the chip in place, gently push the open end away from the board to get it loose (it will pop up). gently lift out only touching the sides of the board. don not touch the chips or pins. Gently reinsert the way it came out. (you wont really harm the ram if you happen to touch it, but just to be safe as there is a slight chance). Once it is reinstalled and the cover back on, restart eh computer. If it still hangs, one or both chips may be bad. (this of course assumes you have 2 ram sticks and not one) It wont boot without one, but try booting with only one (if you have 2). If it were making it past the bios I would look more towards the HD, but with the Bios locking up I bet its just the ram needs to be reseated. post back if it still wont work/more questions.

Posted on Oct 11, 2007

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