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Thotkeys failure on start-up.

The hotkeys failure on start-up. I have tried several items and also in safe mode to reset thotkeys and have searched for them but they just vanished from my laptop and I can't turn on the computer unless it is plug into AC power or the screen will go very dim with no way to brighten it up.

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Re: Thotkeys failure on start-up.

Are you referring to the HotKeys program? If so, download the newest version from Toshiba's site and you should be good to go.

For your dim screen, check the settings in the Power Utility for Battery power and make sure the brightness is cranked up. Other than that, a new battery would fix the issue.

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Even after resetting i can't can't get past the start up screen

try booting up in Safe Mode. turn off your computer and once it's fully shut down, turn it on again. while it's booting up, hit the F8 key repeatedly until you hear some beeps or the screen prompts you to enter Safe Mode or Start up Normally. choose Safe Mode. hopefully, that will enable you to get past the start up screen. if so, you can try to diagnose the problem. the first step you might try is is checking msconfig to see what items you can de-select in Services and Startup. for further suggestions, please post more details including the operating system you're running and what happens when you try the suggestions above. good luck!

Oct 19, 2014 | PC Laptops

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How to start computer when its in safe mode?

Once the tablet boots into Safe Mode, does it give any option to boot in normal mode after a restart? Can you enter Administrative Tools and view error logs? Make note of items marked with a Red symbol as they will indicate system failures. This will allow further troubleshooting.

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I have a Samsung NP-RF511 S04AU That won't start past the startup screen. I don't want to lose what is on my C drive can someone please help. I am running Window 7

Several things you can try.
Roll back system with System Restore. Under Safe Mode (press F8 during boot and choose Safe Mode). Win 7 - Start > Search type System Restore. Now choose a date prior to problem. You may have to try a few dates. Uninstall last program(s) that was installed, again in safe mode.

In Safe Mode try disabling startup programs. Go to Start > Run (search in Win 7) and type MSConfig. In Startup tab, uncheck anything that you don't want Windows to load automatically. It will make Windows boot faster and use less resources while running. This just disables them in startup. Programs will still load, but when only you initiate.

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The fn hotkeys f3 to f12 are not working.

It could be a key problem or a connection problem, cleaning the contacts helps by using contact cleaner. You can also remove the keyboard and clean the ribbon contacts and place it back again. At times it works but if not you need to replace your keyboard.

May 27, 2011 | ASUS Eee PC 1000HE Netbook

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Lap top wont work at all says hard drive problem detected and in safe mode. safe mode comes uo in all 4 corners of screen


You mentioned it boot in safe mode, if it's showing the taskbar where the start button is, then do the system restore. Click start/all programs/accessories/system tools/system restore. Select the previous date that the laptop was working fine the laptop will restart by itself once done. If this process does not resolve the issue, do system recovery (reformat) using the recovery disc that came with the laptop.


Mar 14, 2011 | PC Laptops

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MD-40954 PC Notebook: what is the hotkey for getting into safe mode of w...

Restart the lappy & keep pressing F8. this will get you to the page with the options for safemode

May 17, 2010 | Medion MD-40954 Notebook

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Will not reboot...continues to go back to "We apologize for the inconvenience screen"

First, see if you can run diagnostics from the F12 menu or from the Dell Resource CD and see if the HDD or any other hardware indicates a failure. If you are having a hardware failure, there is no point in trying to fix a software issue until the hardware is fixed.

If the HDD fails diags, replace it. If it passes, then try booting to the XP CD, and see if you can boot to recovery console, and run CHkDSK /R

Apr 14, 2009 | Dell Latitude D620 Laptop (Latitude-C620)...

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Safe mode

Hi there, Try tapping F8 on boot to access the boot menu select "start windows normal". if it will not let you boot in to safemode with cmd promt and run "chkdsk /f" to check for bad sectors and repair othere HD issues. Also try "Last known Configuration" as a last ditch effort before moving on to System restore. IF system restore options fail to work let me know and we can do a system restore and restore your system to an earlier time through the cmd prompt. Good luck and i hope this helps

Dec 07, 2008 | HP Pavilion dv2000t Notebook

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Safe mode

Hi i am really sorry for the thiung happened, i suggest to change thge power options in Control Pannel so that the System will not go to sleep mode when you close the LID. Change the power options the Never,

If you are confused with this please reply to me i will give you instructions further.

For clear idea please reffer to this document to resolve the issue, every thing is explained in detail

All the Best


Jul 12, 2008 | HP Pavilion dv1000 Notebook

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