I have a Toshiba A105-S1013, and it runs on Windows XP. When I turn on the power with both the plug, or a charged battery, the screen with "Toshiba" pops up. The little blue loading bar keeps freezing about 4/5 of the way, and the laptop freezes. It will not start no matter what (I am using my brother's computer to type this). The only thing I can think of is yesterday, a few hours before this started to happen, I slammed on the keyboard a couple of times. It happened after I shut the computer, and when I opened it, this started. I am a total dunce with computers, so please help! A soulution that doesn't require money would be ideal. Thanks a ton!
I have the same problem. It is intermittent so I believe a bad connecton somewhere. The first time I cleared this problem by removing and replacing the hard drive. It then worked. That does not always clear the problem so now I have to drop the computer lightly to jar it and try again. Eventually it starts and is ok if i dont jar it again. Of course if i move it, I probably have to start again. The hard drive connector is clean and the HD checks ok. Suspect where the HD connector meets with the motherboard but of course the intermittent could be anywhere. Very frustrating
Try firstly, on start up keep pressing F8 until a menu comes up. Look for the line that reads 'Start windows with last known good configuration', move cursor to it with the up or down keys as your mouse won't work; and press enter. Hopefully your pwill restart and run as normal. If not you may need your Windows cd.
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS you can load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults ,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart
hope this helps
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