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How do I fix windows 8.1 freezing?

Windows 8.1 on Toshiba Satt. Laptop performs nominally. I have tried "Back to Factory: settings, System Restore, Registry Cleaning, Defragging....Does anyone have any solutions? Thanks, in advance.

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You could have a RAM problem, or an overheating problem if comes on after a period of time. This causes the program to get corrupted.

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Why do not may toshiba webcam work proprly


How can fix my webcam TOSHIBA FORUMS
How can I fix my webcam? Question When I try to use my webcam, it doesn't work properly. How can I fix it?
Answer Skip this and contact a professional
If you'd like to skip this guide and contact a professional, CLICK HERE.
When you attempt to use your camera, you might see an error such as "Connect a camera" or "Web camera initialization failed," or the camera might simply not work correctly.
There are a few easy steps to troubleshooting and fixing a malfunctioning webcam. Each step below might fix the problem. After each step, test the webcam. If it works, stop troubleshooting. If you don't want to go through each troubleshooting step, you can skip to the "System Recovery" section.
Check Device Manager
Open Device Manager. (In Windows 8, hold the Windows key and press the 'x' key to open a menu in the lower-left. Select "Device Manager" from this menu. In Windows 7, search for it in the Start Menu's search field.) There should be an entry titled "Imaging devices" that can be expanded. The webcam should be listed under Imaging devices. If it's listed, continue to the next troubleshooting section. If it isn't there, try slowly closing the laptop while continuing to watch the Device Manager. If it suddenly appears, it indicates a hardware failure and a repair would be needed. If it never appears, continue to the next section.
Reinstall Software
Right-click the camera in the Device Manager and select "Uninstall," then restart your computer. The computer should reinstall its camera driver.
If that doesn't work, check the Toshiba support site for an updated camera driver. For instructions on how to find your downloads from Toshiba, please see the following Knowledge Base article.
Finding downloads and support documents at support.toshiba.com
Look under the "Camera" category, and download the appropriate one for your version of Windows. Some laptops may not have one listed. This is fine, as many models don't use a specific camera driver, allowing Windows to provide the driver.
Check the UEFI or BIOS Settings

Some computers have the option of disabling the webcam in the UEFI or BIOS settings. Ensure that's it's enabled by performing the following steps. Note that some computers might not have this setting.
  1. Turn your computer off. If your computer uses Windows 8, hold SHIFT while seleting "Shut down" to perform a complete shut down.
  2. Start the computer.
  3. Begin tapping F2 when the TOSHIBA splash screen appears to enter the UEFI or BIOS settings. On some models, you might need to hold F2 while booting. If you have trouble entering the UEFI settings, please see the article titled How To: Enter the system BIOS or UEFI in Windows 8
  4. Select Advanced
  5. Select System Configuration
  6. Select Web Camera.
  7. Ensure it's set to Enabled.
  8. Save and exit.
System Restore
Try using the System Restore utility to restore the computer to a working state. Select the most recent restore point from before the issue arose.
How To: Understanding System Restore, Refresh, Reset, and, Recovery options in Windows 8 + Video
How To: Perform a system restore in Windows 7
Uninstall Other Webcam Applications
Uninstall any other applications that use the webcam besides the pre-installed Toshiba camera application. For example, uninstall Skype if it's installed. This is just a temporary troubleshooting procedure. If uninstalling the other applications doesn't fix the problem, reinstall them. If it does fix the problem, try reinstalling them again to check if the webcam continues to work. If it stops working again, the issue is that specific third-party application.
Contact a professional or perform a system reset

Lastly, you might want to return your computer to factory default conditions. This is sometimes called a system reset or a system recovery. Note that this will remove all of your software and data that you added including applications, documents, photos, etc.
How that helps good luck.

Feb 24, 2015 | Toshiba Satellite C655-S5212 Laptop

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I have a gateway way laptop it had windows 8 but they downgraded to windows vista is their any way i can put windows 8 back on it


IF it originally came with Windows 8, try accessing and running Factory Restore on the hidden partition of the hard drive. If that's been wiped from the hard drive, you'll need a installer disk from the manufacturer. You should be able to get one for a nominal fee.

Jun 26, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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How do I reset my Toshiba Satellite 1800-S207 laptop to original factory settings


Satellite 1800-S207
Windows 7 and earlier Toshiba laptops come with the factory software recovery image stored in a special (hidden) area on the hard disk. From this special hidden image, you can restore your computer to its factory-fresh software condition.
How To: Perform system recovery - Windows 7
The following article will show you how to perform a system recovery. To Recover or perform a system recovery means to take the laptop back to factory settings (default settings). System restore means to go back to an earlier point in time on the computer.

There are two methods to perform a system recovery:
  • Using Partitioned Recovery Method (Free Recovery)
  • Using Recovery CDs / DVDs / Media
Details provided at the link listed below.
http://forums.toshiba.com/t5/System-Recovery-and-Recovery/How-To-Perform-system-recovery-Windows-7/ta-p/279643
Restore means to go back to an earlier point in time on the computer.

Refresh means PC settings will be set to default without effecting personal files or settings.

Reset means back to factory settings. (default settings) - deleting all personal files, programs and settings. Similar to Recover or Recovery


Windows 8 Toshiba laptops have many restore and recovery options available depending on your needs. To better understand these options and how they affect your computer, please view the video available in the linked article below.
http://forums.toshiba.com/t5/System-Recovery-and-Recovery/How-To-Understanding-System-Restore-Refresh-Reset-and-Recovery/ta-p/342690

Oct 01, 2013 | Toshiba Satellite 1800-S207 Notebook

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Toshiba Satellite A505-S6012


You may have written over the Recovery Partition when you install Win 8. Have you tried a System Recovery using the Toshiba Recovery Procedure: http://cdgenp01.csd.toshiba.com/content/support/manuals/userguides/su2428485/GMAD00209010_SatA500_09Aug13.pdf Start on page 60. If you boot the Laptop do you see a "D:" drive? When you loaded Win 8 did you choose C drive and leave D intact?

Jul 07, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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How to preform a factory reset


Step 1:

Restart your computer then press F8 key many times until the restore setting was appear. Do this before the windows logo appear. Then select Restore Mode and follow what was the instructions in the computer to complete the restore settings.

Step 2:

If not so, perform re-install of windows 8 operating system. Just insert the windows 8 DVD into your disk drive.

Step 3:

Or else you just reprogram the Operating System of your computer using the previous windows that you used.

Apr 05, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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Toshiba Satellite l300 1ap windows 7


Restore Toshiba to Out of the Box Condition
If your model Toshiba laptop has a Restore partition on the hard drive then follow these steps to restore your Toshiba to the Out of the Box condition.
1. Press and hold the 0 (zero) key and at the same time, tap the power button once to switch on
your notebook.
2. When the machine Starts beeping; release the 0 key.
3. When prompted by the warning screen; select Yes to continue with the system recovery.
4. Select Recovery of Factory Default Software; click Next.
5. Select Recover to out-of-box state. 6. Click Next again.
7. Click Next to Start recovery.
8. Restart the Toshiba laptop when there restoration process finishes running. Follow the prompts that appear on the screen to set up the laptop's date, time and language settings.

Oct 15, 2012 | Toshiba Satellite Pro L300 (L300-EZ1502)...

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Bios Problem


Restore Toshiba to Out of the Box Condition
If your model Toshiba laptop has a Restore partition on thehard drive then follow these steps to restore your Toshiba to the Out of theBox condition.
1. Press and hold the 0 (zero) key and at the same time, tap the power buttononce to switch on
your notebook.
2. When the machine Starts beeping; release the 0 key.
3. When prompted by the warning screen; select Yes to continue with the systemrecovery.
4. Select Recovery of Factory Default Software; click Next.
5. Select Recover to out-of-box state. 6. Click Next again.
7. Click Next to Start recovery.
8. Restart the Toshiba laptop when there restoration process finishes running.Follow the prompts that appear on the screen to set up the laptop's date, timeand language settings.

Jul 30, 2012 | Toshiba Satellite A660-ST2N02 Laptop...

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Where do I find the recovery partition on my toshiba l645d laptop with windows 7?


The recovery partition is basically the same as the Toshiba restore CD if your model has one. The restore partition is located on a separate partition on the hard disk (if it has one).
If your model Toshiba laptop has a Restore partition on thehard drive then follow these steps to restore your Toshiba to the Out of theBox condition.
1. Press and hold the 0 (zero) key and at the same time, tap the power buttononce to switch on
your notebook.
2. When the machine Starts beeping; release the 0 key.
3. When prompted by the warning screen; select Yes to continue with the systemrecovery.
4. Select Recovery of Factory Default Software; click Next.
5. Select Recover to out-of-box state.6. Click Next again.
7. Click Next to Start recovery.
8. Restart the Toshiba laptop when there restoration process finishes running.Follow the prompts that appear on the screen to set up the laptop's date, timeand language settings.

Feb 24, 2012 | Toshiba Satellite L645D-S4050 Notebook

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How do i set my toshiba laptop back to manufacturing settings without losing my windows 7 home premium


Unless you did a full system backup when after you loaded Windows 7 Home Premium, you will not be able to restore the system back to factory settings without losing W7HP.
Why are you trying to restore the laptop back to factory settings?

Sep 20, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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