My Toshiba Satellite M100 is very slow at starting up. It can take 10 to 20 minutes. It starts by showing the Toshiba window then goes dark for a very long time. When it finally comes up the mouse pad works but anything that uses the keyboard starts printing "ffffffffff.....". I've unpluged the keyboard and the "fffffffff..." continue. Is this the Mainboard?
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you cannot blame windows xp because according to me it is such OS that it removes many problems of windows 7 and vista.windows 7 and vista makes your pc much slow and many features dont work but windows xp is free from these errors.actually you hear the sound but nothing appears on the screen.this is because your cpu fan is running which takes somes time to stop.may be some problem of the hardware especially the mainboard.go to any repair shop and just get it checked.
I had the same problem. Let it run that way for about 5-10 minutes, it should show a menu, choose START WINDOWS NORMALLY.
It will take some more time to boot, be patient.
Once you start it, do the clean up, virus check and delete everything you don't it. That worked for me.
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Try the following things and try to bring it up after each action: 1) Remove and reinstall your memory module(s) 2) Remove the CD drive, any PCMCIA cards, flash drives, all but 1 memory module and anything else that you might have connected to te system. 3) Remove the hard drive and try to bring the system up. You should get a
message that sez something to the effect that the OS can't be found. Let me know what happens and we'll go from there. Thanks, and have a good one! Ron