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Very slow startup and keyboard stuck on "f"

My Toshiba Satellite M100 is very slow at starting up.  It can take 10 to 20 minutes.  It starts by showing the Toshiba window then goes dark for a very long time.  When it finally comes up the mouse pad works but anything that uses the keyboard starts printing "ffffffffff.....".  I've unpluged the keyboard and the "fffffffff..." continue.  Is this the Mainboard?

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  • ToshibaMan Oct 24, 2007

    The keyboard is not working at all.  It will not let me into the setup area of the computer.  I have removed the hard drive and I still can't get the keyboard to work.

  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2008

    Toshiba Satellite M100

    I have same problems, the keyboard does not response even thought during starting. I connot enter to the Bios start up



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Sounds like a software conflict. can you start it in safe mode?

Posted on Oct 22, 2007



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