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Laptop won't automatically boot. I have to press F12 at the beginning and then select HDD1, or something like that. Then it will load normally. If I don't press F12, the screen will turn black after few minutes and if I just press the power button (not holding it), it will immediately shut down. Last year I had issues with booting but I resolved it with Boot CD. This issue started few months ago, but I can't think of anything that could cause it. I doubt it's a virus issue, because scans can't detect anything, so I think the settings of Vista OS were somehow changed.

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  • hklotus Oct 02, 2010

    I updated the BIOS by downloading from Toshiba UK website. Now I installed, restarted but the issue is still there. I have to press F12, select HDD1/SSD1 or it won't run at all.

  • hklotus Oct 02, 2010

    I updated the BIOS, but the issue is still there, nothing changed. Btw are you getting my replies? It seems they get deleted, maybe it's some antispam feature that blocks some words.

  • hklotus Oct 02, 2010

    Thanks.

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Hello, first I want to inform you of some important information reguarding Your Model Laptop..
BIOS update for Satellite A100/A105, Satellite M110/M115, and Tecra A7
Posted on: 04/10/2007
Updated on: 04/10/2007 15:51:53
In very rare cases, the battery pack of your PC may stop accepting a charge, i.e., the battery stops working and no longer supplies power to the computer. To minimize the risk of ever experiencing this problem, we strongly recommend that you download and install the latest BIOS by clicking the 'Downloads' link that will appear when you are finished reading Support News.
You can get there by clicking this link:
http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=SB&os=&category=&moid=1209135&rpn=PSAA0U&modelFilter=A105-S361&selCategory=2756709&selFamily=1073768663
I recommend that you Install ALL CURRENT UPDATES. Be sure and choose the correct Operating System from the dropdown menu. Do Window Updates following Toshiba.That should correct your issues. Also, PLEASE don't forget to Rate My Solution, OK? Thank You :)

Posted on Oct 02, 2010

  • Lynn Carmody Oct 02, 2010

    OK.. I would like it if you could please try the following steps:

    Click on this link: http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/...



    This is Your Computer's User Manual. If you can, save it to Your Documents on your Hard Drive. GO TO PAGE 168 (bottom of the page) - PAGE 170 titled "TOSHIBA Hardware Setup".

    Follow the directions which will bring you to TOSHIBA ASSIST HARDWARE SETUP SCREEN..

    From there choose the BOOT PRIORITY button and choose the HDD1 as the FIRST BOOTABLE DEVICE on the Order List. CLICK APPLY. Close the program & Restart your system.

    YOUR ISSUE SHOULD BE RESOLVED!! IF NOT, LET ME KNOW, OK? GOOD LUCK!! :)

  • Lynn Carmody Oct 02, 2010

    YOU ARE VERY WELCOME... HOPE I HELPED.. :)

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