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Installing new OS with external drive, it blue screens on startup

I have a Toshiba laptop i received that didn't work, it doesn't have a CD drive. was wondering if i could just buy an external CD drive and install a new OS on it, or does it need the driver installed before I can use it, it blue screens on any start up option, system restore does not work.

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please try to reboot the computer with a help of a USB drive .


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No screen display


Your LCD inverter circuit or Backlight lamp may have died. The Backlight lamp is a CCl (Cold Cathode Lamp) closely resembling a thin fluorescent light bulb.
If you can replace this lamp, the typical cost for this component is $9-$15.

First thing to try is to plug in a standard (RGB analog) monitor into the system's 15-pin external monitor port to see if the system is booting to MSWindows (or not).
If the OS is failing to boot, at least the external monitor may allow you see what the ROM BIOS is doing, and possibly run BIOS-based system diagnostic software.
If the OS is booting properly, you can use the notebook PC with the external monitor (as a workaround), until you can repair the console screen, or replace the computer entirely.
If you are able to access the system via the external monitor, you may want to take the opportunity to backup any important data (iTune downloads/income tax forms/original manuscripts for novellas/MRI scans,etc.) on the Toshiba A135 to an external hard drive, large flash drive or CD-RW discs.

Here's a good laptop lamp/inverter solution posted to FixYa:
http://www.fixya.com/support/t2358968-laptop_screen

Dec 14, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite A135-S4407 Notebook

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1. beeps at startup with black screen 2. After installation new fresh OS XP SP3, logging in to use. I can move the move or pointing and clicking on any icon. Its still vibrating looks like virus...


1. Please enter into BIOS and set Load default settings. Remove any cds/dvds in CD/DVD ROM, remove pen drives.

2. Install the Touch pad drivers from the toshiba site. and check again .Check with External mouse and check , there may be touch pad problem.

3. Battery may be faulty. If your battery is under warrenty(one year warrenty from date of purchase) ask for replacement from manufacturer. Otherwise go to new battery.
4.Remove the battery and power on laptop with AC power. then check everything is working fine.. then try in re-insert the battery and charge it..
Hope this helps

Jun 28, 2011 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

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I get a big question mark that blinks on and off on my display. I have a Mac Laptop serial # 4H65017MWGL


That means the MacBook can not find a bootable device to startup from.
First thing to do would be try starting up from the CD's that came with the MacBook or the Mac OS CD if you have updated to a newer version of the OS ( 10.5 or 10.6 ).
If the MacBook starts from the CD, good news your computer is still good, just the Hard Drive may have failed or be failing. You can check and see if they Hard Drive is working by going to the Menu on the 1st or 2nd screen when you are booted from the CD and pull down to Disk Utility.
Once you are in Disk Utility if the is more than the CD showing down the left then there is hope, now look and see if the name of your hard drive is listed ( default is Macintosh HD ). If you named Hard Drive shows and you have an external Hard Drive w/ enough free space I would try backing up your drive at this point using Disk Utility to make a disk image on your external hard drive.
Now that you have either backed up your hard drive, already had a current backup or have given up all hope of getting data back, you can either try
  • Just reinstalling the OS on your hard drive ( not my favorite choice, since you might be installing over existing problems and have more in the future ).
  • Erasing the hard drive and installing a clean copy of the OS and re-installing your applications from the original disk and then recovering your data from the backup.
In either case there is the worry that the drive is starting to fail permanently, so now that you have been given a 2nd chance make regular backups or replace the hard drive. ( The hard drive on these is fairly easy to replace and instructions can be found here http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/MacBook_13inch_HardDrive_DIY.pdf .

May 12, 2011 | Apple Computers & Internet

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I have a satellite A215-S5848 toshiba laptop. The hard drive is 200GB HDD. The hard drive is nearly full so I bought another notebook hard drive:320G, 5400 RPM 8MB Cache. Could this be installed in my...


Most laptop computers have a place for only one hard drive. If you have the capability of installing two, then you can do it.
I would clone the old drive to the new one--you will need an external USB adapter to do this. Then you'll have more room. You also can offload a lot of your stuff to CD or DVD or an external drive to free up space.

Oct 19, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How to install windows XP on my toshiba satellite A40, my bios not detect others device like my external dvd portable, cause everytime i instal with cd rom on my notebook always show 'blue screen error' or...


I'm not familiar with that specific model, but if you install from cd and get blue screens and the hard drive is not always detected, this means the hard drive is failing. You will have the same problem if you do manage to get the external cd/dvd drive to detect.

If the A40 is new enough to use a SATA hard drive (I do not think it is) then you need an XP cd with SP2 or 3 included or you will get bluescreens. But the fact that you can't get other OS to install make this an unlikely suspect.

The cd drive could be bad and not copying all the files correctly, but since you say the hard drive sometimes will not detect makes it almost certain that the hdd is the main issue.

Mar 15, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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When it comes to installing the operating system accepts perform partition, also formatted, but when this by installing the operating system files and goes by 25 % crashes and a blue screen with different...


I've encountered this problem many times and unfortunately you are looking at one of two issues. (ruling out that you're using a corrupted OS disk by burning another and checking for surface scratches) You could either have a faulty cd drive which can be tested by plugging in an external cd drive purchasable for under 50 bucks...using a different cd drive cleared up this exact problem more than 90% of the time in the past. Unfortunately, older slower computers have a big track record of this happening especially when reading DVDs

Dec 20, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A70-S249 Notebook

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Cloudbook will boot up and it will show GOS green screen


try to bot from a usb device, try an external cd/dvd rom and from there you could re-install the OS, change your boot order to boot from usb

Sep 12, 2009 | Everex CloudBook CE1201V Netbook

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it doesn't seem to be cpu. have you tried to update bios? download usb bootable latest version of your bios and give it a shoot. if it does not help, try use external cd drive to reinstall os. press f9 at startup and choose usb hard drive. oh, one more thing-this may be memory corrupt, but not likely. test it in the bios.

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You should put the drive back in the external caddy, delete the format, partition the drive for NTFS. format the drive and set as active.

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