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Installed wrong update bios for Toshiba Satellite L300D

Installed bios update for the wrong operating system. I think it was Windows 7 and I have Win Vista. I downloaded, opened and then installed. The screen turned black and I haven't been able to do anthing since. I have tried to take the battery out and unplug power cord to see if I can boot into safe mode. It does nothing. I'm not computer savvy but I can get along with good directions. Can I revert back to original bios? I have even tried it on another display. This was the original problem, I believe when I hooked it up to display on my plazma screen. It started to have blue screens and the errors indicated display drivers. I went to Microsoft solutions and it prompted me to install a bios update and to update my nvidia drivers.

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    Patti Paul Mar 25, 2013

    Oh Gawd! Pls don't say that. Lets try other solutions. I'd even go as far as losing all data and installing a new version of Windows. Is there a startup disk that can be created? I did get the correct download for it. Pls lets try more things before we say it died...pls..:-(

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    Patti Paul Mar 25, 2013

    No, I cannot access the bios at all.

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You may have killed your laptop. BIOS have little to do with an OS like Windows, Linux, etc. The display issue is the culprit. Using another computer go to Toshiba website a get the current BIOS for your laptop. Are you able to access the BIOS at all? (press Del during bootup? to enter the Config screen (looks like DOS)

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    Patti Paul Mar 26, 2013

    :-( This is exhausting! I put it down for awhile now and I don't know what else to do. It does nothing....And this is all because this computer told me to update bios and to update nvidia drivers....what a waste I'm so depressed. Anyone else suggest, I'd welcome them once I get over my depression

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SOURCE: toshiba satellite a215s7422 screen blackout problem

As you can see an image on an external monitor, this means your video card is OK.
Dim image and/or dark display on the laptop's LCD screen indicates a faulty LCD backlight and it could be the inverter that supplies high voltage to the CCFL lamp or it is the CCLF lamp is nearly burnt out or burnt out, most likely this is the case.
The inverter can be replaced easily but the CCLF lamp is more time consuming and requires soldering skills.
Check out www.lcdparts.net for parts, repair service and DIY info.

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

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SOURCE: i have a toshiba satellite

http://www.4shared.com/file/oE15gXll/killdisk_and_boot-cd-iso.html
get this from my shared drive(read instructions in there)

and wipe your disk clean (Warning...this process will make you lose all data on disk so be careful, if posible backup all critical data that you need)
once done install WinXP SP3(get a Windows XP cd from a friend or download a pirated copy from net) look for "WinXP SP3 piratebay" in google

when installing WinXP make more than 2 partitions (C, D, E)
Install WinXP in C
once done, let Windows boot and show Desktop
install WinVista or Win7 in D
use E for saving your critical data

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