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Re: satellite pro 4600 windows 98 fatal error
What OS are you running on the system? Did you recently install any hardware? If there is a recent hardware install, remove it and try powering on the system on.
If this fails, then you'll need the restore CDs/DVDs from the manufacturer. This will bring the laptop to it's factory default installation. Before doing so, I recommend purchasing a hard-drive enclosure for a laptop hard-drive and backup all important data.
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burn it to a disk put it in the disk drive turn off unit then fire it up and hold down the f10 button choose from cd and follow the instructions if you can not succeed then go to best buy spend 29.99 and have the geek squad reset it for you.
Recovery SettingsOne of the things that is quite different
about Windows XP compared to Windows 9x (9x is shorthand for Windows
95, Windows 98, and Windows Me in all their various versions), is that
one can control how it responds to certain critical errors—those that
cause the infamous Blue Screen of Death (BSOD). In Windows XP,
the default setting is for the computer to reboot automatically when a
fatal error occurs. If that fatal error only occurs when you're
shutting down, the system reboots automatically. If you haven't
changed any of the system failure settings, you should be able to see
the error by looking in the Event Log. But a better long-term solution
is to turn off the automatic reboot so you can actually see the error
when it happens—chances are it will tell you enough about itself to let
you troubleshoot further. To change the recovery settings to disable
Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
Click the Advanced tab.
Under Startup and Recovery, click Settings to open the Startup and Recovery dialog box.
Clear the Automatically restart check box, and click OK the necessary number of times.
Restart your computer for the settings to take effect. Now
when you go to shut down and a fatal error occurs, you'll at least see
it and it won't cause an automatic reboot. You still have to sort out
what's causing the problem, but that gets us to the next section quite
I found a BIOS upgrade download for the Toshiba Satellite Pro 480 on Toshiba's website under the archived old models listing. I downloaded it on a different machine and saved it to a USB which I then used to copy to the problem laptop and ran it there.