I had noticed a slow down in operating this laptop at first, Then I checked the control panel system and noticed that the 512 MB said that I had 448 MB. So I figured it to be a memory problem on the slow processes. I carefully removed them and put it back but it was still slow.
I bought an upgrade of 1 GB replacements.
Now on powering up it just cycles to where it sounds like the fan inside goes on and then off again. Until I hold down the power button and it stops.
What do you think I should do now?
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The Toshiba A105 notebook computer is made for mobile computer users who need optimal processing power. The LCD screen is a 15.4 diagonal widescreen with TruBright technology. The laptop has a fast hard drive access rate that is in the 3ms range for the paging and access of data. There are problems that can occur with the Satellite A105 that can be solved by knowing what to look for when troubleshooting the system.
Black Screen Problem Black screen problems can occur when the Satellite A105 backlight is burned out or the inverter is not working correctly. The backlight can be replaced with a new LCD bulb manufactured for LCD screens. The inverter is a housing unit that controls the voltage to the LCD screen. The inverter must be replaced by a compatible A105 Satellite inverter unit. Power Problems b> During the power-up phase of the laptop, the Satellite A105 will quickly turn off without signing into the Windows Operating Screen. The problem can be due to a faulty power adapter that is not supplying the right amount of voltage to the system board. You can also check to see if the unit that houses the power plug is loose, which also indicates lack of voltage or electricity going to the board for power up operations. Hardware Conflict Problems b> Hardware conflicts can cause system errors or "freezes" by loading a new hardware component into the same hardware I/O address. The Satellite A105 has designated input/output addresses for peripheral devices, such as hard drives, video drivers and other hardware functions. To solve hardware conflicts, use the Control Panel "Hardware" device function to see which hardware I/O addresses is not being used. b> Audio Not Working Correctly b> Loading a new audio program can cause the audio codec for the Satellite A105 not to produce sound. The audio codec can be restored by loading the "restore system disk" for the A105 laptop. The restore menu provides options on certain components that you want to restore. If you pick the option for audio, the program will restore the audio to its factory settings. b> On-board LAN Switch Not Working b> The Satellite A105 is automatically configured to detect T Base 10/100 Ethernet networks. If the laptop does not recognize the on-board LAN switch, check the system setup to examine if the LAN switch is on. If so, a firmware update may be needed to upgrade the BIOS.
Try a system restore bringing computer back in time before this showed up, or complete fresh install of your windows operational system. This will prove it it's a software issue, "which should cure the problem" or a hardware problem.
If you mean reformat that is possible. Just make sure you back up your drivers. You should also have a Windows operating system CD.
YOu can also perform system restore which will restore your computer to an earlier date.
System restore options is found under accessories and then system tools.
This is from Toshiba support.....it was released in October of this year and corrects many issues with your model laptop, and for all operating systems. It should be the first download on the list. It is free of charge from Toshiba support.
I had the same problem.. you need to download the drivers from the toshiba website just look for your model.. if you have internet you need to conect to it via Ethernet because you probably don't have the driver for wireless ...
beware if you have this machine you need to have at least windows XP service pack 2 so the drivers can work.. I didn't contemplate that and im having problems trying to get that Operating system version... after downloading the files decompress them in your program files and install the drivers one by one....you probably don't have the audio,wireless, graphic and LAN drivers... I think those are the basics.. Good luck!
Suggestion: Go to Device Manager. Go to control panel --> click on system --> click the hardware tab --> click device manager --> click on mice and other pointing devices --> delete the mouse by highlighting and going to action at the top, scroll to uninstall. Reboot the computer. XP should install the mouse drivers fresh upon reboot.
Second: Try an Auxiliary mouse (USB or PS/2)
Third: If all else fails, download service pack 2 or 3 and install. This will fix many issues.