Advertisement

There's no such thing as a stupid question, but they're the easiest to answer.
Login
Search

Advertisement

Windows XP Windows XP
Search Search
Search for:
Tech Support Guy > > >

Solved: Toshiba laptop no boot


(!)

bicycle bill's Avatar
Computer Specs
Account Disabled with 2,092 posts.
THREAD STARTER
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Dover FL
Experience: Intermediate
23-Jun-2010, 09:14 AM #1
Solved: Toshiba laptop no boot
Hi folks. I am in a pickle here. I had my Toshiba Tecra M5 laptop all set up to
use when the time comes to go in a home. I was downloading Microsoft
updates last night a rather lenghty download so I stepped away for a moment to watch a
little TV. Well during the download the battery ran out. I plugged in the
power thinking that the PC would continue with the download but no.
It set there like a jug of urine and the only way to shut it down was to
pull the plug. I then plugged in the power and the download did start but froze when
about half finished. Only option was to pull the plug again.

I have the XP CD but it is not even recognized when I insert it so I can't
get to the recovery console. Can't enter safe mode. What a bummer. Looks like there is no way
to resusatate the dead.
tarekch's Avatar
tarekch tarekch is offline
Member with 68 posts.
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
23-Jun-2010, 09:45 AM #2
mmm what do you mean XP is not recognized? are you sure that BIOS is set to read CD/DVD ROM prior to booting from HDD?
bicycle bill's Avatar
Computer Specs
Account Disabled with 2,092 posts.
THREAD STARTER
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Dover FL
Experience: Intermediate
23-Jun-2010, 09:53 AM #3
Quote:
Originally Posted by tarekch View Post
mmm what do you mean XP is not recognized? are you sure that BIOS is set to read CD/DVD ROM prior to booting from HDD?
The XP CD is not recognized read. From what I have read changing the boot order in the BIOS is not necessary. Is that
correct?
tarekch's Avatar
tarekch tarekch is offline
Member with 68 posts.
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
23-Jun-2010, 09:55 AM #4
no it is not, you have two options:
you either press a key during boot which is usually (but not always) F12, or you change the boot order.
if HDD is before CD then the problem is not XP CD is not recognized rather it is CD boot is not acknowledged.
try changing the boot order and see if your cd is working
bicycle bill's Avatar
Computer Specs
Account Disabled with 2,092 posts.
THREAD STARTER
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Dover FL
Experience: Intermediate
23-Jun-2010, 10:09 AM #5
Well I just got the first response from the computer. I removed the bat,held down power button for thirty seconds,inserted the battery and then
tried a reboot. Now I get a PCI express error. That error is preventing me from entering the BIOS. It pops up before I can select a boot device. Do you have any idea what this means. Am I hosed completely hosed?
tarekch's Avatar
tarekch tarekch is offline
Member with 68 posts.
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
23-Jun-2010, 10:11 AM #6
i assume you are using a desktop computer, make sure your keyboard is securely attached to the case.
bicycle bill's Avatar
Computer Specs
Account Disabled with 2,092 posts.
THREAD STARTER
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Dover FL
Experience: Intermediate
23-Jun-2010, 10:14 AM #7
Please. The title of my post is "Toshiba laptop no boot". Know anything about the PCI Express error?
tarekch's Avatar
tarekch tarekch is offline
Member with 68 posts.
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
23-Jun-2010, 10:20 AM #8
chill man, i have millions of posts in hand, i didn't notice its a laptop.
PCI express errors are very broad topic, usually related to Graphic Card and mother board issues.
many users who had that error ended up sending it for repairs
http://www.techsupportforum.com/hard...ess-error.html

what happened to booting from XP CD btw? is this wat gave you the PCI error?
bicycle bill's Avatar
Computer Specs
Account Disabled with 2,092 posts.
THREAD STARTER
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Dover FL
Experience: Intermediate
23-Jun-2010, 10:26 AM #9
Quote:
Originally Posted by tarekch View Post
chill man, i have millions of posts in hand, i didn't notice its a laptop.
PCI express errors are very broad topic, usually related to Graphic Card and mother board issues.
many users who had that error ended up sending it for repairs
http://www.techsupportforum.com/hard...ess-error.html

what happened to booting from XP CD btw? is this wat gave you the PCI error?
Well appears I am completely hosed. Take a look Here if you are so inclined. The error was there before trying to use CD. My hands are tied. Probably one of the Microsoft updates that crippled my computer.
Glad this is not my main computer. Thanks for trying to help.
tarekch's Avatar
tarekch tarekch is offline
Member with 68 posts.
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
23-Jun-2010, 10:30 AM #10
yeah i have read this before, sorry but looks like your gonna have to send it for repairs, try taking other opinions though, i might be mistaken
As Seen On

BBC, Reader's Digest, PC Magazine, Today Show, Money Magazine
WELCOME TO TECH SUPPORT GUY!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.


(clock)
THIS THREAD HAS EXPIRED.
Are you having the same problem? We have volunteers ready to answer your question, but first you'll have to join for free. Need help getting started? Check out our Welcome Guide.

Search Tech Support Guy

Find the solution to your
computer problem!




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Title Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Solved: Help Please! No Boot No Bios! Katmandu Hardware 4 22-Jul-2009 07:25 PM
Toshiba laptop wont boot pczafer Hardware 7 17-Feb-2009 05:21 AM
Solved: Toshiba Laptop display failure HenningWalker Windows XP 4 03-Aug-2008 07:30 PM
Toshiba laptop graphics problem HenningWalker Hardware 8 22-Jun-2008 02:32 PM
Laptop won't boot and won't allow me to Reinstall Windows Skullhead177 Windows XP 2 22-May-2008 09:28 AM

WELCOME
You Are Using: Server ID
Trusted Website Back to the Top ↑