Ok So here is the problem. Sometimes the computer will boot and sometimes it gets to the bios screen and restarts several times and then boots into windows xp and sometimes I turn it on and I hear it going but i get no bios screen at all. It used to stay on for several minutes now it gets into windows and immediately freezes. Now when it did boot into windows, I ran the toshiba hardware test and the processor and everything came back ok. I also upgraded the bios to the latest one on toshiba's site. So then i thought it might be overheating, so I took it apart and blew out the processor fan... And I also started it up while it was taken apart looking for fan activity and if anything was missing on the motherboard. The only thing missing on the motherboard is the bios battery which of course produces an error when I boot up. the processor fan seems to be functioning correctly. The computer does the same thing whether I am on battery or plugged in. Also when it turns on the power button is green and then it turns yellow if I press it, but if I hold it down for 5 or 10 or even 20 seconds, the computer never shuts off... Does anyone have any ideas on this? I would really appreciate some help. I can't figure out what is having the issue and I don't want to have to buy all the parts to figure it out...
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Re: Motherboard, processor or other??
The two issues you mention, the first, no cmos battery fitted, why not?, there should always be a cr2032 cmos battery fited as this is how all the settings for your initial P.O.S.T and all saved bios settings are saved so as to boot into windows, so you must have the battery in, thats why there is a problem with thepower settings, again because the motherboard needs the settings to know what to start looking for.
Secondly i would say that there is a driver issue, either with any peripheral that may be connected via usb or because of a motherboard driver problem with the network connector on the motherboard, so check all your drivers.
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Hi ' first try to check all wire if it is insert properly but if still not working good the cause is sometimes errors on hard drive to boot your system because of bad sectors ' try to reinstall a new operating system,thanks for using fixya. . . . .
BIOS Explained BIOS is a software program that controls basic functions in your
computer, such as boot order, keyboard control and how your processor interacts
with memory cards. If you get an "NTLDR Is Missing" error, inspect
your BIOS utility to make sure your computer is booting up from the right
place. 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 after you make any changes
in BIOS press Esc then press the F10 button save to cmos to restart cmos is located in
BIOS hope this helps
A little clarification - I assume you actually mean you were installing Windows 7 on your computer?
If you have a valid Windows 7 CD/DVD, put it in the drive of the computer, restart and enter the BIOS setup screen (you will see instructions on the screen as the computer boots up, might say press "esc" or "delete" key to enter BIOS or something similiar.)
MAKE SURE that the PC can boot from the DVD drive; this is normally an option in the BIOS marked "boot order"; make sure the CD/DVD drive is at the top.
Restart and the installation should start again.
Hi, Always remember that when you add new hardware like a processor or faster memory you have to clear the CMOS to reset the BIOS to defaults so it will recognize the new hardware. Sometimes you have to do this with hard drives particularly SATA drives.
On the motherboard, near the motherboard battery look for a small coloured plastic jumper. If your motherboard has one it will be marked as CLR_CMOS. Just move the jumper to the other position and press the on/off button. That will clear the CMOS.
If you don't have a CMOS jumper then remove the power cord from the back of the computer and take out the BIOS battery for half an hour or so. Replace the battery and plug in power. Turn the computer on and hopefully the the computer will boot and you will see a splash/post screen. If you do remember to set the correct date and time in the BIOS utility.
If your still not getting a post screen go back and check the processor is compatible with the motherboard. Check that the processor is locked in the socket properly and also check to make sure your system memory is seated properly.
It could be either the monitor cable, monitor or motherboard that doesn't work.
It could also be that you are running a BIOS version too old to support your new parts.
I would try to update the BIOS and then troubeshoot a little to find out if, and which, part is broken.
This is common to other mainboards, the SATA controller have it's own BIOS, but it only works correctly using two identical SATA HD's at same time for data protection purposes. If you have a free PCI slot there are expansion cards based on VIA chipset VT6421 with 2 internal SATA ports, other external and one IDE. See one here
check your power supply,earhing problem .proper voltafe .
clean your ram,processor and its position.
check that your bord dont touch the cabinet.
other wise i think your bords register or diode transistor are corrupt.
repair your motherbord chipset if above try are not succes