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why you not try to select last known good configuration. it will fix your blue screen error. it is may be a registry error or driver configuration error,but if you can fix disk errors with chkdsk command after select safe mode with command line.
chkdsk c: /f

Toshiba... | Answered on Sep 21, 2017

download winxp manger from www.yamicsoft.com and check your key;and eben if you want to modify the key download Windows XP Product Key Modifier 1.0.0a from softpedia.com the url is :    http://download.softpedia.ro/dl/3bab449dfd605768973a2f02a856185e/4b14c85c/100000997/software/SYSTEM/XPPID.exe

or you can even manually modify the key 
Here's How:

Click on Start and then Run. 

In the text box in the Run window, type regedit and click OK. This will open the Registry Editor program. 

Locate the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE folder under My Computer and click on the (+) sign next the folder name to expand the folder. 

Continue to expand folders until you reach the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsNTCurrent VersionWPAEvents registry key. 

Click on the WPAEvents folder. 

In the results that appear in the window on the right, locate OOBETimer. 

Right-click on the OOBETimer entry and choose Modify from the resulting menu. 

Change at least one digit in the Value data text box and click OK. This will deactivate Windows XP. 

Feel free to close Registry Editor at this point. 

Click on Start and then Run. 

In the text box in the Run window, type the following command and click OK. 

%systemroot%system32oobemsoobe.exe /a 

When the Let's activate Windows window appears, choose Yes, I want to telephone a customer service representative to activate Windows and then click Next. 

Click the Change Product Key button at the bottom of the window. 

Don't worry about filling anything out on this screen.

Type your new, valid Windows XP product key in the New key: text boxes and then click the Update button. 

You should now reactivate Windows XP by following the instructions on the Activate Windows by phone window which you should now be seeing or via the Internet by clicking the Back button and following the instructions on that screen. 

If you'd rather postpone activating Windows XP until a later date, you can click the Remind me later button. 

After activating Windows XP, you can verify that activation was successful by repeating steps 9 and 10 above.

The Windows Product Activation window that appears should say "Windows is already activated. Click OK to exit."

Do all these registry changes and commands make you a bit uneasy? Don't worry, it's really not that difficult if you follow each step exactly.

If you'd like some help, you should look at my Step by Step Guide to Changing the Windows XP Product Key. It's a complete walk-through of the process, with each step accompanied by a screen shot of exactly what you'll see plus a thorough description of what to do.

Still not comfortable making registry changes? Luckily there is another option if you need to change your Windows XP product key code. Winkeyfinder, a popular free product key finder program, also has the ability to easily change the Windows XP product key.

Winkeyfinder is an excellent alternative solution to changing the Windows XP product key code manually.

Toshiba... | Answered on Apr 18, 2016

is either the battery is bad or the charging IC is bad.

Toshiba... | Answered on Mar 01, 2016


how can i clear bios password in toshiba sattlite m840

Toshiba... | Answered on Aug 17, 2014

Man your toast. Google JB Technologies, they specialize in laptop repair. Good thing you admit the water thing b/c alot of latops have a special chem on the motherboard that changes color if exposed to water or liquid.

Toshiba... | Answered on Jan 14, 2014

The only factory reset on a computer is in the BIOS, which you select after it shows the manufacturers logo or name. It will usually display the key to press and say SETUP. On Dell is F2, some are the Delete key.

Windows 8 will also do a factory reset which will pretty much do a clean install like when it was first installed.

If you do a reset on the BIOS and your Windows does not come up and possible blue screens with a STOP error, go back into the BIOS and on the drive type, switch it from AHCI to ATA. It should then boot fine.

Toshiba... | Answered on Mar 17, 2013

http://download.cnet.com/wireless-atheros-ar5b91-7/3000-2112_4-202570.html http://download.cnet.com/Realtek-RTL8139-Family-PCI-Fast-Ethernet-NIC/3000-2112_4-91313.html if these packages are not the right http://download.cnet.com/2000-20_4.html On the home page you should see a search tab just type in what you are looking for tick in the box for windows software or all software box IE: Motherboard name Wireless or Ethernet driver you might have to try a few times to get it right
Hope this helps.

Toshiba... | Answered on Jan 05, 2013

When the Windows registry is corrupt, there is no other solution except to re-install Windows. There is no tool that can truly fix a corrupt registry.

Toshiba... | Answered on Oct 03, 2012

Do not hold the power button down while pressing the "0" key - it'll shut the computer off again. You just need to push it once to turn the power on and then hold the "0" key immediately after you push the power button on - just like turning on the laptop, but this time you're holding the "0" key down.

Toshiba... | Answered on Oct 01, 2012

Four beeps indicates -
The system clock/timer IC has failed or there is a memory error in the first bank of memory.

Try replacing the CMOS/RTC battery (consult your manual), if it does not help, you might need a new motherboard.

Good Luck!

Toshiba... | Answered on May 30, 2012

Four beeps indicates -
The system clock/timer IC has failed or there is a memory error in the first bank of memory.

Try replacing the CMOS/RTC battery (consult your manual), if it does not help, you might need a new motherboard.

Toshiba... | Answered on May 30, 2012

What liquid did you use to clean it? Only mild soapy water is suggested, other cleaners can damage screen. If you press to firmly on an LCD Screen, you can cause this also.

Toshiba... | Answered on Apr 30, 2012


You can click on any photo to enlarge it.

Step 3 photo shows the Memory Compartment.

Two ram memory (SO-DIMM) can be used. There are two ram memory slots.

1GB however, IS the largest amount for EACH slot.


Toshiba... | Answered on Apr 15, 2012

There are a lot of reasons,
First of all, try to unplug the battery, hold the power button for 30 seconds,
then plug in the charger.
If the notebook boot, then plugin the battery and try to boot it.
If booted , then N!ce, you've done it.

If not, it seems the battery have problem,

Let's see, try it and tell us your result.


Toshiba... | Answered on Oct 30, 2011

Hi there,

Well i have a link to help you.... please check out the below link -


Note. this link is for another model of Toshiba laptop but it like the same as your's.....

Good Luck!!


Toshiba... | Answered on Oct 30, 2011

It really depends if it is integrated into the motherboard or if it is a separate board with the power/function buttons on it. If you've never replaced anything more than the RAM or a HDD then I would not recommend attempting it yourself.
How have you come to the conclusion the power button is the problem? If it is not powering on this can be due to the battery, A/C adapter, a bad DC jack, bad motherboard, a computer lock up among other issues.

Comment back if you need more help.

Toshiba... | Answered on Aug 08, 2011


Welcome to fixya, how may i help you?

Toshiba... | Answered on Jul 09, 2011

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