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My toshiba laptop won't turn on!

I was using my laptop fine about 2 hours ago I turned it off through the start menu and put it in hibernation mode. The computer turned off as usual. I came back to check on something and now it won't turn on. I have removed the battery and plugged in the cord and tried to turn it on; I have left the battery in and unplugged the cord and tried to turn on the computer; but nothing works! please help! Do I need a new battery? My laptop is about 2 years old. It hasn't been through any type of trauma ever!

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Place the battery back in and the power cord. Follow the power cord all the way to the plug and verify nothing was unplugged by accident. (the box on the plug sometimes disconnects without the user knowing it) This could have caused your lack of power. Hope this helps.

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How can I enable hibernation on my HP Mini 5101?


Hello,

Welcome to FixYa, the world's largest product support community.

Generally all Windows OS has an option for sleep & hibernate.

Windows XP Users
  • Sleep Mode
By letting your computer idle for a period of time, i.e. not moving the mouse/touchpad, or not pressing any keys except when playing a video, the screen or desktop monitor will go dark. You can resume the computer by moving the mouse/touchpad or by pressing any key on the keyboard.
  • Hibernation or Standby mode
Click Start, click on Turn Off Computer, then click Stand By.

Windows VISTA/Windows 7 Users

To put Windows VISTA & Windows 7 in Sleep or in Hibernation, the steps basically the same. First click Start, then click the small arrow head located to the right of the Start Menu, then you click Sleep or Hibernate.

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Fig. 1. Windows VISTA Start Menu. To put Windows VISTA to Sleep or Hibernate, click the small arrow head right next the Lock icon then click Sleep or Hibernate.

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Fig. 2. Windows 7 Start Menu.
To put Windows 7 to Sleep or Hibernate, click the small arrow head right next the word Shut Down then click Sleep or Hibernate.

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My laptop keeps saying hibernating and i cannot get to menu screen.


Definition: Hibernate is another option for powering down your laptop. When you use Hibernate all data will be saved to the hard drive in a compressed form. Once you start up from Hibernate mode you will be able to work with the applications and documents you left open before putting the laptop into Hibernate.
Hibernate is best used to conserve laptop battery power when you will be away from the laptop for more than a few minutes. You can put your laptop into Hibernate overnight or when you will be away from it for a few hours. Examples: Rather than shutting down my laptop each night, I use Hibernate to help conserve battery power and enable me to access my open files quicker in the morning.

If you are not going to use your computer for a few hours, it is a good idea to put it to sleep (also known as mode) to save power. If you are not going to use the computer for more than a day, it is usually best to turn it off.


hope it helps.... please rate if you like my post...thanks

Jun 06, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I can't get it out of hibernation mode and it won't turn on. I have had it charging for 5 hours.


Hi,

Hold the poweroff switch for a while and release.Then disable the hibernation mode in the power options.

Thanks
Siju.D

Oct 27, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A105 Notebook

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Hibernation is a power management feature. When you hibernate a laptop, you're essentially turning it off. So, unlike Stand By (Sleep) mode, a hibernated laptop isn't using any battery power at all - that laptop is off!

The secret behind hibernation is that before you turn off the laptop, everything you're doing with the computer is saved. (The contents of memory are saved to the hard disk.) When the computer is turned on again, it recovers from hibernating by reloading all the saved information and restoring your laptop to exactly the same condition it was in before it was hibernated.

Briefly, hibernation works like this:

1. You activate the hibernation feature.

Hibernation is activated differently depending on how it's set up.

2. The laptop hums as everything in memory is saved to disk.

3. The laptop turns itself off.

It's really and truly off: The battery isn't being used, and it's safe to store the laptop or put it away until you need to use it again.

To recover from Hibernation mode, just turn the laptop on. In some cases, the laptop may recover from hibernation when you press a key or touch the mouse pad. hibernated state for as long as you want.


Hibernation mode requires hard drive space. So you should be aware that when hard drive space runs low, it's possible that Hibernation mode won't work.



In Windows XP, you have to activate Hibernation mode before you can use it. Follow these steps to activate Hibernation:

1. Click the Start button.

2. From the Start menu, choose Control Panel.

3. Open the Power Options icon in the Control Panel.

4. In the Power Options Properties dialog box, look for and click on the Hibernation tab.

If you don't see a Hibernation tab, there's your answer: The laptop isn't capable of hibernating. Oh, well.

You might want to check the laptop's Setup program to see whether you can activate Hibernation there.

5. Select the Enable Hibernation option by clicking the check box to place a check mark in the box.

6. Review other options, if they're available.

7. Click OK to confirm the changes and close the Power Options Properties dialog box.

Optionally, close the Control Panel window, as well.

Some laptops may require you to restart Windows for this change to take effect.



Sep 09, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Computer turns on but screen wont


First,If you are running windows vista,This can be due to an update that has your video driver and windows video driver running at the same time.

Hardware would be the invertor board is bad.

Ttry to start with F8 and choose start in vga mode,If this allows you to start normally,go to the device manager and update the video drivers

Feb 22, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite P205-S6337 Notebook

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Computer does not stay in hibernation or standby mode


That happen because on the stand by or hibernate setting the time was setting in 5 minutes.
Go to Control Panel >> Display >> Screen Saver >> Power

And set the time right there as your preferences.

Oct 01, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite A135-S2276 Notebook

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I was downloading, after ten minutes it was turned off


make sure that the computer was not on sleep mode or hibernation. word of advice, when you try to download something from the internet be sure that the ac adapter or charger is connected at all times to prevent the computer from going to hibernation. you can disable hibernation by going to toshiba power management console.

i hope this info helps.

Sep 07, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite A135-S2276 Notebook

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My pc turn off after e few minutes


It sounds like you have "Hibernation" mode activiate. Try these steps to re-configure Hibernation....
It can be configured to kick in automatically via the Power Options Properties screen. In the screen capture below I've selected the Portable/Laptop power scheme that includes a setting to put the system into hibernation mode after 3 hours of system inactivity.
sp32-20040707-141822.gif The Advanced Tab in Power Options Properties gives you the option of setting Power buttons to invoke hibernation. Many keyboards contain a 'Sleep' key that is very convenient to use with hibernation as illustrated in the screen capture below.
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You can select "NEVER" in the pull down menu....

Let me know if this helps!

~~Jasta~~

Mar 30, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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