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that sounds like a power problem to the mainbaord. I hope you backed up recently. See if you have any clogged fans with dust or bloated capacitors. You may need a new Power supply and mainboard. I would put the hard drive as a secondary in a new machine.

Toshiba Portege... • Answered on Feb 02, 2018

hi Jeff. go to this link should show you how to do a reset of your laptop. How to Reset Your Computer . or this link. laptop basic reset Google Search

Toshiba Portege... • Answered on Nov 18, 2017

Toshiba page is the BIOS first boot page and should boot from either the DVD ROM or the CD ROM then the hard drive. I would go into the BIOS and set it to boot from the hard drive first it is seeking the ROM drive and stopping. If it does not boot to Windows from the hard drive then you have lost the initial boot file.
Or they are corrupted and you will need to restore the computer back to factory settings. You should have the software that came with your lap top it is not really a problem if you follow these instructions. If you have never done a reboot it is strongly advisable to get someone who has done this before to do it for you. I hope that you saved your important documents and files pictures etc to an external source first.
There is another option to watch the screen when it boots see if you can use F10 or F8 or F1 or F2 to get into safe mode during the boot process. It should tell you which key you can use to get to setup from there you can change the boot device process under boot options to hard drive first boot or it may tell you boot order key information. Whatever it is get there and change it to hard drive first boot. I would highly recommend a repair shop or a friend who knows what they are doing if you do not to handle this problem. John

Toshiba Portege... • Answered on Mar 25, 2014

If the hard drive is still intact, press F8 at boot up and run the restore programme. That will reformat the drive and put it back as it was when shipped. If that is not available, place an OS disc in the DVD drive and boot from there choosing "fresh install" to format the drive and start again.
Hope that helps.

Toshiba Portege... • Answered on Feb 02, 2011


  • PC running Windows XP/2000 with a CD/DVD burner.
  • USB Flashdrive (Or some way to transfer files to the 3epc once Windows is installed)
  • SD Card, a fast SDHC is recommended of at least 2GB.
  • XP3eSD Utility
  • Hitachi Microdrive Filter Drivers
  • Partedmagic (or another bootable CD with disk cloning software)
  • Windows XP CD (SP2 Only Tested, may work with others)
  • Asus Eee PC (Of course!!)
  1. Copy all files from your XP Install CD to a folder on your Hard Drive
  2. Download the XP3eSD utility and run it to create a new install CD capable of installing Windows to boot off the SD card reader
  3. Boot your 3epc from the CD made in step 2
  4. Install Windows onto a FAT partition, deleting all the existing partitions
  5. When windows boots for the first time turn off the swap file, system restore, and the screensaver.
  6. Then stick your USB thumb drive into the EEE with the Hitachi Microdrive Filter.
  7. Next copy the files from your thumb drive to the desktop and then properly remove the thumb drive.
  8. Unzip the microdrive files to a folder on the desktop. And Insert your SDHC Card into the EEE.
  9. You need to then Hit Start go to run, and type regedit. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\USBSTOR\
    Inside that you should find a directory called something like Disk&Ven_USB2.0&Prod_CardReader_SD0&Rev_0100. Open it. Inside that you should find another directory wich is just a bunch of numbers. Open it. In the right pane you should see a key called "Hardware ID" Right click on it, and select modify. It should list about 7 lines of text. Copy ONLY the first line to the clipboard. Hit cancel, close regedit.
  10. Open cfadisk.inf in the directory you unzipped the microdrive filter to. Edit the section called [cfadisk_device] so that rather than containing 11 lines, just have one line. The line begins with: %MicroDrive_devdesc% = cfadisk_install,
    After the comma, hit ctrl V to paste what you coppied from the registry into the file then save the file.
  11. Go to Device manager. Under disk drives, you should see SiliconMotion and USB2.0 Card Reader. Right click on the card reader and click update driver. Direct the driver updater window to the Hitachi driver you just edited. It won't detect the driver automatically, you have to specifty that your supplying the disk for the hardware and force it to use the driver.
  12. Reboot using the Partedmagic CD or USB Flashdrive, Download it here
  13. Create a FAT32 partition on the SD card, same size as the one on the SSD in your 3epc
  14. Use 'fdisk -l' to find out the partition names of your SSD and SD.
  15. Type this command into a prompt: 'dd if=/dev/sda1 of=/dev/sdb1' When it finishes (it will take some time) type this command: 'dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb bs=512 count=1' (Note: If fdisk reported your SSD and SD as different than sda and sdb respectively, you must change that in the dd commands, if unsure ask in the support forums)
  16. When it finishes the task is complete, reboot and select to boot from the card reader
  17. Re-image the SSD of your 3epc with your restore DVD or USB.

Toshiba Portege... • Answered on Jan 27, 2011

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Toshiba Portege... • Answered on Jan 11, 2011


you can do one thing
with that your data will be saved.

try a bootable cd of win XP & install os again without formating C: Drive, just overwrite the os instalation in same drive.

maybe after that your problem will be solved


Toshiba Portege... • Answered on Dec 30, 2010

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Toshiba Portege... • Answered on Oct 03, 2010

try running the resource cd and see if that helps, if not try the manufacture website for drivers

Toshiba Portege... • Answered on Sep 18, 2010

press f12 select boot from cdd when r pc is boots

Toshiba Portege... • Answered on Jul 22, 2010

I have been installing XP on Portege M200 laptops.
I use a usb floppy to install the latest bios update from Toshiba's support site.
After the update the laptop will boot from a USB Cd/DVD drive.
be patient the first part of the up date goes extreamly slowly but it seems to keep working and the install will work.

Toshiba Portege... • Answered on Apr 20, 2010

You have Number Lock set on your PC - Have a look for a key top right hand side, it will have something like NumLck written on the KEY - you may need to use that Key in combination with the FN key - bottom left of keyboard - there should be a light somewhere on the keyboard which goes on/off as you toggle the NumLck key. You should see different coloured numbers on the key s*()UIOPJKLM These are the numbers and symbols that will be displayed when the NumLock is used

Toshiba Portege... • Answered on Apr 15, 2010

Different PC manufacturers have different BIOS Boot codes.
Read first
Then read:


Toshiba Portege... • Answered on Mar 11, 2010

You can do it in the following methodology


Toshiba Portege... • Answered on Nov 29, 2009

in the same place where you download the drivers and chose the model you will see in blue letters "show all models" click that and you will find the model that you need exactly

Toshiba Portege... • Answered on Nov 09, 2009

The driver irql_not_less_or_equal error can have multiple causes, but most of the time it is a hardware/driver issue.
Check if there are any new drivers available for you computer's hardware devices and update them if so.
Running a memory test also does not harm, could be faulty RAM.

Toshiba Portege... • Answered on Aug 09, 2009

If we had a clarity on the OS you are using it would have been easy. Do not try to change the mode. Shut down the comp and then try to restart, as it starts then tap the F8 key on the keyboard. We'll get the option for Safe mode. If still you do not get through.
Not being sure why you want to goto safe mode you can always use a plug an play external CD ROM. In case the issue is not resolved for safe mode you'll need to repair the Windows.


Toshiba Portege... • Answered on May 01, 2009

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