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Toshiba Satellite shuts down and won't boot up again.

My Satellite A60-1591ST shut down abruptly and wouldn't boot back up. It would start - to the point that the Toshiba logo showed - then shut back down. The next day it started and ran much of the day. Then at night, it did the same thing again. The next morning it started up, but I have been reluctant to us it. Does this sound like a hardware problem? Should I try reloading the OS?

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  • srdjr Apr 10, 2008

    Hi

    Thanks for your suggestions. I'm hoping I can a couple of minutes to try it soon. It also occurred to me that I should clarify that when the computer "shut down", it didn't actually shut down windows, then turn off. The computer just went dead like someone had pulled the plug. When I got it started the next day, I got the message about windows not having shut down properly, etc. Does that change your suggestions?

    Roberto

  • srdjr Jul 15, 2008

    I've tried the system restore and disk check several times now. Each time the computer works for awhile, but then eventually returns to the same problem. The last couple of times I shut off windows update, in case that was creating the problems. (I've had problems after updates before.) Since the shutting down is very intermittent, it's hard to know when the fix has really worked, and when the computer just isn't having the shutting down problem at the moment. Any other suggestions? I've had a lot of problems with this computer. I'm thinking of just replacing it if there isn't an economical solution to the problem.

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Have you installed any new hardware or loaded any new software lately? If not you might have some corrupt files. Reboot the laptop in safe mode. Just hit F8 a few times. It should give you a menu. Arrow to safe mode and hit enter. After it finishes booting to safe mode, do a system restore. Click Start>click Start>Accessories>System Tools>System Restore. Choose a date before a couple of days before you noticed anything happening. Restore will take a few minutes. When it's restored and booted, I want you to do one more thing. Click on start>run>type in cmd and hit ok. This will take you to your command prompt. Type chkdsk /f It will tell you it can't run it right now do wan't to run it the next time you start up? say yes. Close the window. Restart the computer and the check disk program will run and fix your errors.
If this has fixed your problem please rate it as fixed. If nit, just add a comment add I'll be happy to help you out more. Thanks.

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  • Jeffrey Pemberton
    Jeffrey Pemberton Apr 10, 2008

    No. Still try to do them in the same order and let me know what happens.

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