I have a Toshiba R15 notebook that recently was working fine, but went into standby mode and now will not restart. I have disconnected the AC power cord and the battery and then got it to start once, but it lasted about 15 minutes on battery power before it quit. Now the only thing I get is the AC power light keeps flashing wether I am on battery or AC power. I have tried everything I can think of, but there is no change. I suspect a problem with either the AC adapter or the battery, but I am uncertain. Any suggestions?
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Re: Computer won't start
Try this; Disconnect from the AC outlet rmove the dc plug from the jack. Remove the Battery and wait for 5 mins and plug in the AC-DC adaptor without the battery. If the Laptop runs, then wait for the Windows to totally boot up and while running try to put back the battery and observe if it still charges. If it still won't boot up repeat the procedure and before connecting the power remove the memory modules first and install 1 memory at a time. Also, if you can find your way to where the CMOS Battery is, I suggest disconnect it for about 10 to 15 mins. while Battery, memory, AC source are also disconnected.
My problem is that the light keeps flashing where there is a power cord underneath and i don't know what that means i tryed plugging it in different outlets and its still not doing nothing .. and i don't know what that menas could you tell me
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It sounds more like there was a charging issue and not enough juice left in the battery to start it up. Try removing the battery and then putting it in again. And then try starting it up. The adapter may be shot. Some laptops won't work if the battery is out or is shot even though the adapter is plugged in. Batteries generally need to be replaced every few years.
Also watch the lights on the front to see if they're coming on when you press the power button.
First off, Windows just didn't like the way the computer shut off, I would just restart normally and see what happens. Next when it boots up and you get into windows, Go to the control panel > Power Options > go to the hibernation tab and make sure hibernation is unchecked. Next go the setting that reads "shutting the lid". You want to open this setting with a drop down list and pick "Do Nothing", this will keep the laptop from entering standby mode just for shutting the lid. Laptops do not like hibernation or standby modes....windows hates it and will give you all kinds of problems if you continue to use it.
first try turning off using the power button to stop the restart if not already, if you have done that keep press F8 while it's booting and you will get into safe mode, choose, either start windows in safe mode or better vga mode if the option is there and when in windows uninstall the last two programmes you installed.
If the system does not allow that, turn back off and then pressing F8 again on boot up choose when in the menu Last known good configuration and the pc should then restart with the last good settings.