Question about Toshiba Satellite A100-S8111TD Notebook
I own Toshiba Satellite A-100 , it boots fine but after welcome note of Windows Vista ,screen remains dark and I can't see my desktop.
This is a driver loading problem, where the OS is trying to load a communication layer for a device which then fails and drives the machine into a steady loop. Unplug all devices and cards from the machine and reboot. If this works normally, you have a device driver problem with one of the things you have plugged in and need to troubleshoot it from there. If it still hangs, I bet you have a bad video driver (or USB driver). Reboot to SAFE MODE and then try changing the drivers for video and USB (and then motherboard drivers if any) to Microsoft standard distribution drivers until you get a normal boot and know which device/driver set are causing the trouble. Then hunt up updated drivers for that device on the web. Vista especially is very driver buggy.
If all else fails, reinstall the operating system using the REPAIR option.
Posted on Nov 16, 2007
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