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Can not operate computer because I messed up the password at the beginning of start up. After 3 tries it shuts down. Can not get into startup to fix the problem. I there another way to get in?

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The best way is to try and reset your CMOS. This a chip inside which holds the password details. IF you feel comfortable enough, open up your laptop and look for a battery, similar to one in a watch. Unplug this, and leave it for 10 seconds and then try plugging it back in. If this doesn’t work, call Toshiba up and in some cases they can give you an administrator password to override this issue.

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Open a side door of the computer take out the jumper and restart your computer it will set to default setting means no more passward problem then put it back by restarting it .. your computer will than not require passward.. thank u

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Error code 2000 0146


The error code refers to a faulty or failed hard drive. You may try the following steps and check whether you can resolve the issue.
First you may try boot in safe mode and check what happens.
Step 1: To boot to Safe mode you can follow the below given steps:
1. Remove all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then restart your computer.
Click the Start button, click the arrow next to the Lock button, and then click Restart.
2. Do one of the following:
a. If your computer has a single operating system installed, press and hold the F8 key as your computer restarts. You need to press F8 before the Windows logo appears. If the Windows logo appears, you will need to try again by waiting until the Windows logon prompt appears, and then shutting down and restarting your computer.
b. If your computer has more than one operating system, use the arrow keys to highlight the operating system you want to start in Safe mode, and then press F8.
For more information, you may refer the following link on Safe mode:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Start-your-computer-in-safe-mode
If you are able to boot in Safe mode, then try a Clean boot.
Step 2: Try to perform a clean boot and verify if any of the services or startup items is causing this issue. To perform a clean boot we will have to run System Configuration Utility.
To perform clean boot, follow the steps:
1. Click Start, type msconfig in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
2. On the General tab, click Selective Startup.
3. Under Selective Startup, click to clear the Load Startup Items check box.
4. Click the Services tab, click to select the Hide All Microsoft Services check box, and then click Disable All.
5. Click Apply and OK.
6. When you are prompted, click Restart.
7. After the computer starts verify whether you are able to do backup.
If your issue is resolved after performing Clean Boot, then follow the steps mentioned in the following KB article to narrow down the exact source:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
Also, see the section on how to return your computer to a Normal startup mode by following the steps under "Reset the computer to start as usual".
If the above steps don't resolve the issue, then try a Check disk to repair problems related to bad sectors, lost clusters, cross-linked files, and directory errors
Step 3: Run Check disk to repair problems related to bad sectors, lost clusters, cross-linked files, and directory errors.
1. Click Start, and then type cmd in the Start Search box.
2. Right-click cmd in the Programs list, and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue.
3. At a command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER
chkdsk /f /r X:( drive letter)
4. Press Y when you are prompted to check the disk the next time that the system restarts.
5. Close all applications, and then restart the computer.
If check disk also fails then you may need to get in touch with Dell for more assistance.
For more information, you may refer the following Dell support links:
http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/document?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&docid=126A722713F6D0D0E0401E0A55174AE6&journalid=7B57AFAEEF1E9C6FE040AE0AB6E1044C&Query=&SystemID=&ServiceTag=&contenttype=&os=&component=&lang=&doclang=&toggle=&dl=
http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/en/tree?journalid=7B57AFAEEF1E9C6FE040AE0AB6E1044C&treeid=345518
http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/en/tree?journalid=7B57AFAEEF1E9C6FE040AE0AB6E1044C&treeid=324398
http://en.community.dell.com/forums/
Hope this information is useful.

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  1. Remove all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then restart your computer.Click the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33_818.jpg, click the arrow next to the Shut Down button eb058ccf-b21e-4dfe-9bb7-1ad6c83b705c_47.jpg, and then click Restart.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • If your computer has a single operating system installed, press and hold the F8 key as your computer restarts. You need to start tapping F8 before the Windows logo appears. If the Windows logo appears, you'll need to try again by waiting until the Windows logon prompt appears, and then shutting down and restarting your computer.
    • If your computer has more than one operating system, use the arrow keys to highlight the operating system you want to start in safe mode, and then press F8.
  3. On the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow keys to highlight the safe mode option you want, and then press Enter. For more information about options, see Advanced startup options (including safe mode).

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I cannot get the screen to come on, it is just black but the laptop is on


try removing the battery from th back.wait for like 5 minutes then restart the computer.

else try pressing F8 at the startup if you can go yo the advance boot options.
go to repair my computer..select the language then select the username and password..then in system reco ery optios try startup repair or system restore.

else go to safe mode with networking...there in command prompt type sfc /scannow if you have vista or 7..else if you have the xp in advance boot menu try last know good configuration.

Try the below steps to start the recovery
  1. If the computer is running, shut it down -- by clicking Start, Shut Down, and again Shut Down.
  2. Press and hold the 0 (zero) key on your keyboard and then press the computers power switch. When the computer turns on, the Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility screen will appear, presenting three options:
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Restore Original Factory Image (Recommended)
CAUTION:
Restoring a hard disk drive to its factory default state deletes all partitions on the hard disk drive and all data stored on those partitions. All of your files and information will be lost! Be sure to back up all important files first.
  1. Press 1 to restore your hard disk drive to its original factory default state. A confirmation message will appear, indicating that all data will be overwritten and lost during the restore process. Be sure to back up all important files before proceeding.
  2. Click Yes to begin the recovery. A message will appear once the operation is finished, indicating the HDD has been restored.
  3. Press any key to restart the computer.



if the above step is not working try to use the windows repair with the oprating system cd.
insert the cd in to thr cd rom, restart the computer
press F12 at the startup it will give you the boot sequence then select the cd

and if none of the things are working contact Toshiba..there might be a hardware issue
plese rate if you find this helpful..thanks

Sep 01, 2011 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

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I deleted a virus from my computer. when finished it asked for me to restart computer, upon restart, the computer would shut down and not logon to windows desktop


Hi There,

It seems like you're having boot issues after the virus removal from your computer. I have encountered this same scenario before and what I did was to boot to safe mode and clear all startup items. Here's how:

Step 1 - How to go to safe mode :
  • 1. Shut down your computer
  • 2. Disconnect all USB devices,except your mouse and keyboard
  • 3. Restart computer and starttapping on "F8" key repeatedly until it boots to a different screen
  • 4. Wait for the initial logsto complete and choose "Safe mode only" when given the options.
Step 2 - How to clean up startup items :
  • 1. Click on start and choose"Run"
  • 2. Type "msconfig" then pressenter key
  • 3. Click on "Startup" tab
  • 4. Click "Disable all" touncheck all startup items
  • 5. Restart your computer
If same problems persist after completing the above steps, then there is a need to completely reinstall the Operating system of your computer using the CD that came with it.

Let me know if you need further assistance, I'll be glad to help.

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Calling for a older friend> ac power outage happened within 30 secs of each other. Now computer comes on and begins startup showing screen but shuts down and starts up all over again and again


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    • If your computer has a single operating system installed, press and hold the F8 key as your computer restarts. You need to press F8 before the Windows logo appears. If the Windows logo appears, you will need to try again by waiting until the Windows logon prompt appears, and then shutting down and restarting your computer.
    • If your computer has more than one operating system, use the arrow keys to highlight the operating system you want to repair, and then press and hold F8.
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  2. Select a keyboard layout, and then click Next.
  3. Select a user name and enter the password, and then click OK.
  4. On the System Recovery Options menu, click Startup Repair. Startup Repair might prompt you to make choices as it tries to fix the problem and, if necessary, it might restart your computer as it makes repairs.This should solve your problem

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You can trying using safe mode
To get there depends on your OS

If your using Windows 98:
  • Restart the computer.
  • Just after the POST diagnostics and memory count, start pressing the F8 key
  • On the Startup Menu, choose Safe Mode
or you may use the system configuration Utility Method.
  • While in Normal mode, Close all programs.
  • Click Start, Run and type MSCONFIG in the box and click OK
  • In the System Configuration Utility, on the General Tab, click the Advanced Button
  • In the Advanced Troubleshooting Settings dialog box, check Enable Startup Menu. Click OK. Click OK again when the System Configuration Utility reappears.
  • You will be prompted to restart the computer. Click Yes. The computer will restart in Safe mode.
  • When you are finished with troubleshooting in Safe mode, open MSCONFIG again and uncheck "Enable Start-up Menu." under the Advanced Menu, then click OK and restart your computer
Windows Xp:

If Windows XP is the only operating system installed on your computer, booting into Safe Mode with these instructions.
  • If the computer is running, shut down Windows, and then turn off the power
  • Wait 30 seconds, and then turn the computer on.
  • Start tapping the F8 key. The Windows Advanced Options Menu appears. If you begin tapping the F8 key too soon, some computers display a "keyboard error" message. To resolve this, restart the computer and try again.
  • Ensure that the Safe mode option is selected.
  • Press Enter. The computer then begins to start in Safe mode.
  • When you are finished with all troubleshooting, close all programs and restart the computer as you normally would.
To use the System Configuration Utility method
  • Close all open programs.
  • Click Start, Run and type MSCONFIG in the box and click OK
  • The System Configuration Utility appears, On the BOOT.INI tab, Check the "/SAFEBOOT" option, and then click OK and Restart your computer when prompted.
  • The computer restarts in Safe mode.
  • Perform the troubleshooting steps for which you are using Safe Mode.
    When you are finished with troubleshooting in Safe mode, open MSCONFIG again, on the BOOT.INI tab, uncheck "/SAFEBOOT" and click OK to restart your computer
Windows as part of a multiboot system
Use this method ONLY if you have multiple operating systems installed on your computer.
  • If the computer is running, shut down Windows, and then turn off the power
  • Wait 30 seconds, and then turn the computer on.
  • When the Boot loader menu (list of the available operating systems) appears, use the arrow keys on the keyboard to select the version Windows what you want
  • Press Enter, and then immediately begin tapping the F8 key. The Windows Advanced Options menu appears.
  • Scroll to and select the Safe mode menu item , and then press Enter.
Windows Vista:

  • Turn the computer on or Restart the computer
  • Start tapping the F8 key. The Windows Advanced Boot Options Menu appears. If you begin tapping the F8 key too soon, some computers display a "keyboard error" message. To resolve this, restart the computer and try again.
  • Ensure that the Safe mode option is selected (the top option)
  • Press Enter. The computer then begins to start in Safe mode.
  • When you are finished with troubleshooting, close all programs and restart the computer as you normally would.



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Compaq evo d500 won't start up and won't let me access boot menu. just keeps saying keyboard fault even when another keyboard is used


press f10 during startup , when the bios open, look for the setting "halt on" . it will have a choice of keyboard, all errors or no errors , set it on "no errors" save and reboot. that may fix it.
You could also get another keyboard (neighbors or a new one) and test to see if a new keyboard solves the issue without recovering your system.
you can also use the recovery CD that came with your system:
USING THE RECOVERY CONSOLE TO REPAIR DAMAGED
FILES
If you cannot start your computer, you can run the Recovery Console from operating system CDROM
provided with the PC. To run the Recovery Console from the operating system CD-ROM:
NOTE: Make sure that the system is configured to boot first from the CD-ROM drive, then from
the hard drive. You can verify or change device boot order using the Computer Setup (F10) Utility.
For more information, refer to the Computer Setup (F10) Utility Guide provided with the
computer.
1. Insert the Windows 2000 or Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.
2. Click Start > Shut Down, then select Restart from the drop-down list.
3. In the Shut Down Windows dialog, click OK.
4. Press any key to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive when you are prompted to do so.
5. On the Welcome to Setup page, press R.
6. Choose the installation that you want to access from the Recovery Console.
7. Type the administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, press the Enter key.

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Startup


You'll have to check if windows is loading before it restarts. If windows starts loading before it shuts down and just loops all over again, you can easily fix this by simply re-installing your operating system. you can do this by booting from the recovery discs that came with the laptop. Now if the rebooting cycle happens before windows starts loading then this could either be a RAM or a motherboard issue and will need to be serviced.

If you don't have a copy of the recovery discs, you can always call Toshiba at 1-800-457-7777 and purchase one from them.

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