Question about Toshiba Satellite U405-S2820 Notebook

1 Answer

Windows vista won't boot - Toshiba Satellite U405-S2820 Notebook

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 111 Answers

Tried downgrading to XP, and as others have noted, the process was cumbersome. I eventually found the correct drivers using the Satellite Pro model (U400-S1001X). Unfortunately, I was never able to install the WiFi since the Intel Chipset drivers kept on crashing XP (BSOD). Had the chipset drivers been installed correctly, I would've been able to install the drivers for WiFi.

The computer had a dead pixel right in the middle of the LCD screen. I contacted Toshiba, and they said they can't do anything since there needs to be at least 9 consecutive ones. Amazon said 3 consecutive, but after pleading my case (having it in the middle), they agreed to replace the laptop. Unfortunately, the replacement one also had a dead pixel, but this time in the top left corner. That was something I can live with.
That been said, I don't know if Toshiba has some quality issues, or it's really, really bad luck!

In a nutshell, you will be getting a lot for the advertised price of $1099. Keep in mind you neither pay shipping nor tax, which makes this computer a steal. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Report abuse ' Permalink Comment Comment

Posted on Mar 28, 2011

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

After installing windows vista my HP won't read my


Try a re install of Vista. What happens when you try to boot? Did you format the HDD? Was the install successful?

Nov 30, 2012 | Computers & Internet

Tip

Good day PRO, I WAS TRYING TO INSTALL WINDOW 7 ON MY Asus Eee PC...


"Help!!! How to recover my forgotten laptop password?" Situation is so urgent! Then search solutions online: laptop password reset, how to remove laptop login password? Carelessly, we forgot laptop password, then we now concentrate on how to unlock laptop password methods!

How do I recover laptop password on Windows Vista?
- Remove laptop Windows Vista password from Safe Mode
A. When laptop starts, please press "F8" key.
B. At the "Advanced Boot Options" windows, choose "Safe Mode with Command Prompt" and then login Safe Mode with available administrator account
C. Input "net user", press "Enter" key and then all the accounts will be listed.
D. Input "net user Lisa 012" (Lisa is the forgotten account name and the 012 is Lisa's related account password.), press "Enter" key to finish unlock laptop Vista password.
E. Input "shutdown -r" and press "Enter" to restart laptop, then we can login "Lisa" account again.

How to find laptop password for Windows 7
- Bypass laptop Windows 7 password with built-in administrator account
A. Power on laptop PC and press the key: F8.
B. At the windows of Advanced Boot Options, opt for "Safe Mode with Command Prompt" and confirm with key: Enter. Then PC starts Windows.
C. Select "Administrator" account shown on the account screen, and then access the windows - Administrator: cmd.exe.
D. Input command: net user Merry 123 and confirm with Enter. (Merry is the account required to reset password; 123 is the new password for account Merry).
Please note that the administrator account will be useful only we had set it enable. (The default status is disable.)

How can I Break password on laptop Windows XP
- Get into Windows XP laptop by default Administrator account
A. Press "F8" when laptop computer starts.
B. At the "Advanced Boot Options" windows, choose "Safe Mode" with arrow key and confirm with Enter key, then PC accesses Safe Mode.
C. Click "Administrator" on the Windows login screen.
Please note that if we have set the Administrator password before, we need to input the changed password instead of leaving "Password" field blank.
D. Start - Control Panel - User Accounts - Select the locked account and change password for it.
E. Restart laptop and login with the account newly reset password.

The above ways are referred to system with available account (default/built-in account or other accessible accounts with administrative privileges). While, if there is not other accounts to help us, how to reset laptop password?

Unlock laptop password with Installation disk: if there is not important data for us, we can use it for password unlock.

Laptop password bypass with password reset disk: we can use the disk only if we create the disk before lost password for the related account.

DIY a laptop password reset disk now: It is the last but not the least solution on laptop password recovery!
We need a CD/DVD/USB disk and an accessible computer to burn a .iso image file from Windows password recovery software! Take one of the most top-rated tools - Ainorsoft Windows Password Recovery Corporation as example:
A. Download Ainorsoft Windows Password Recovery Corporation and burn its .iso image file into a CD/DVD/USB Flash Drive from an accessible laptop;
B. Set PC with password locked to boot from burned CD/DVD/USB Flash Drive;
C. Reset forgotten laptop Windows password to a new one with the burned CD/DVD/USB Flash Drive.

Now, once we forgot laptop password, the last method will always make sure we reset password for laptop easily without IT expert knowledge.

Source: http://windowspasswordrecovery.net/article/laptop-password-reset.html

on Jul 21, 2011 | Computers & Internet

Tip

Dual Boot Windows Vista and XP


This tutorial will show you how to install Microsoft Windows Vista in a dual boot option with Microsoft Windows XP. This is great choice when you first migrate to Vista. If there are any problems, you can simply boot into XP and get important work done.
In order to install Windows Vista in a dual-boot configuration along with Windows XP, you need to have either a second partition on your existing hard disk or a second hard disk in your system. You will want to have about 20 GB of free space. You can create a new partition on your existing drive using software such as Partition Magic or Partition Expert (which I recommend), both are available online.
Once you have your second partition or second hard disk operational, just insert your Windows Vista disk and restart the machine. Then you will want to boot from CD (or DVD). You should see a screen letting you know that Windows Vista is loading.
dual-boot-windows-xp-and-vista-1.jpg
The default settings are set for English, click next to continue.
dual-boot-windows-xp-and-vista-2.jpg
Now select the Install Now button .
dual-boot-windows-xp-and-vista-3.jpg
Now you will need to enter your Microsoft Windows Vista serial number. By default Windows Vista will activate you copy after installation, you can unselect this option is you wish. I recommend un-checking the box, simply because Microsoft may lock your serial key if it is activated too many times, this could happen if you are experimenting and have to reinstall Vista, or if you decide to install Vista by itself later on.
dual-boot-windows-xp-and-vista-4.jpg
At this point in the installation, you’re prompted to type in your product key for activation.
If you decide to disable the automatic activation routine, you will receive a warning. Click yes to continue.
dual-boot-windows-xp-and-vista-5.jpg
If you didn’t enter a serial key, the setup will prompt you for the version of Microsoft Windows Vista that you are using. Select the correct version for your license.
dual-boot-windows-xp-and-vista-6.jpg
Now you must agree to Microsoft’s Terms. Of course they are completely absurd, but you have now choice.
dual-boot-windows-xp-and-vista-7.jpg
On the Which Type Of Installation Do You Want Page click the Custom (advanced) button.
dual-boot-windows-xp-and-vista-8.jpg
On the Where Do You Want To Install Windows? Select your second partition or second hard drive.
dual-boot-windows-xp-and-vista-9.jpg
Once the select a partition or disk and click Next, the rest of the installation will continue as it normally would. As such, I won’t follow the installation procedure any further in this article.
Once the installation is complete, you’ll see the Windows Boot Manager screen, you can now select which operating system you will boot into. Select Microsoft Windows Vista
dual-boot-windows-xp-and-vista-10.jpg
You can change the boot manager settings if you would like, if not then you can stop reading. Go to Control Panel, System, Advance System Setting link in the Tasks pane and confirm though the UAC prompt. When you see the System Properties dialog box, click Settings in the Startup and Recovery panel. You’ll then see the Startup and Recovery dialog box.
dual-boot-windows-xp-and-vista-11.jpg
In the System Startup pane, you can change the settings.

0110110 G.I.G hacker 010101010
www.gighacker.blogspot.com

on Feb 14, 2010 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Asus x83v won't boot up


Unplug the machine, remove battery, leave the battery out, plug in the machine, try to boot normally. If the fails unplug, plug in, push the on/off button and IMMEDIATLY start tapping the F-11 REPEATEDLY. Enter restore/recovery section select a date before this problem started and restore. If that fails do a system recovery to factory settings. Or if you have a Windows Vista repair disk, Windows Vista Install disk that you can use to repair

Nov 12, 2012 | ASUS Computers & Internet

1 Answer

MSI vr705 notebook windows vista premium won't start


go to http://www.msi.com/service/cannot-boot-up-properly/

Jun 13, 2012 | MSI 156 A6200689US Intel 4GB 320GB...

1 Answer

My toshiba a215-s4807 satellite, with windows vista won't boot with my mat uj-851s cdrom drive hooked up. I had the same problem with my older version, the mat uj-850s but just figured it was brok


You can change the boot up order of devices in the BIOS. Go into the BIOS setup then to Boot up order and move the CD/DVD dirve as the first boot device and the hard drive as the 2nd boot device.
Then you boot up with a disc in the CD/DVD drive.

May 01, 2012 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I installed a new hard drive in my dell inspiron laptop service tag #4360rf1 and it won't let me reinsstall the operating system i get a no bootable sector on harddrive error


When you boot up the laptop press F10 to bring up an list of devices to boot up from, select the CD drive.
OR
Go into the BIOS setup and to the Boot start up and move the CD to the top as the first boot device with the hard disk as the second device.
Your laptop will now boot uo with the Windows Vista installation CD.

Apr 17, 2012 | Dell Inspiron 1720 JetBlack T5450 Laptop...

1 Answer

2 operating systems


The Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store contains boot configuration parameters and controls how the operating system is started in Microsoft®Windows Vista.
Remove Windows Vista From Dual Boot System Windows Vista works slightly different from earlier versions of Windows when installed on a dual boot system, in that it has a completely different boot loader.
When Windows Vista is first installed as a dual boot operating system a new boot folder is added to the root directory of your PC. This is a hidden file and therefore is not noticed. When you boot your PC a menu appears with the following options:
  • Earlier versions of Windows
  • Windows Vista
Clicking the Windows Vista option will boot the PC into Windows Vista. If, however, you select the earlier versions of Windows option, another menu will appear from which you can choose Windows XP or whatever earlier version - Windows 2000 or Windows 2003 server - you installed first.
Because of this new boot loader it is not as easy to remove Vista from a dual boot system scenario. Simply deleting the Vista partition will, of course, remove Windows Vista, but, unfortunately, it will not remove the Windows Vista boot loader. For this reason, if you simply delete the Windows Vista partition, on rebooting your machine you will not automatically boot into Windows XP (or an earlier version). Instead you will once again be presented with a menu from which you have to choose which operating system you wish to boot to.
Obviously, once you have removed the boot loader and rebooted the Vista operating system will still be on the partition you originally installed it on. To remove Vista completely you will need to Delete the partition that Windows Vista was installed upon.
To remove this menu, or more to the point, the boot loader, proceed as follows:
1/ Boot the PC to Windows Vista
2/ Ensure you are logged onto the Internet and then download the freeware boot loader utility VistaBootPro (www.vistabootpro.org)
3/ Once you have downloaded VistaBootPro, install it on your machine
4/ During Install VistaBootPro will install an icon on your desktop
5/ Locate the VistaBootPro icon and Right Click on it. Then, from the drop down menu, Click on the Run As Administrator option
6/ User Account Control (UAC) will pop up and ask for permission to run the program
7/ After you have given UAC permission - you must be the administrator or have administrator privileges - VistaBootPro will run.
8/ Once VistaBootPro opens, Click on the Bootloader tab
9/ In the Bootloader Maintenance section, Click on the Radio button next to the option marked 'Uninstall the Vista Bootloader (Used to restore Legacy OS) option' and then Click the Apply button
10/ Finally Reboot your PC
11/ On rebooting your machine you will boot directly into Windows XP (or an earlier operating system). No menu will appear.
12/ All that is left to do now is to delete the partition which originally contained Windows Vista. (Assuming you wish to remove the Vista partition from your hard drive).

Sep 12, 2008 | Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop

Not finding what you are looking for?
Toshiba Satellite U405-S2820 Notebook Logo

62 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Toshiba Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18391 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

k24674

Level 3 Expert

7993 Answers

Are you a Toshiba Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...