toshiba laptop goes black

Toshiba Satellite a505-s6005 notebook
June 18, 2010 at 21:31:05
Specs: Windows 7
I was having trouble with my Toshiba laptop going completely black upon initial boot up. It would turn on as normal, read "Loading Windows" as normal and then it would just go black. No matter what buttons you pushed, nothing happened. The only way to get the screen to come back up would be to hold the Power button down until the laptop shut off, then turn it back on. I just dealt with it for a few months. But I just got tired of it and found a post on here by Jeff Smith... who called Toshiba and they walked through a process on how to fix it. I'll repost what he posted, which works:

"Control panel, system and security, power options, change plan settings under balanced, change advanced power settings, scroll down to processor power management, then minimum processor state, change both values to 100%. Then go to system in system and security in the control panel, device manager, system devices, acpi fan, right click, properties, driver tab, update driver, browse computer, let me pick from a list, uncheck show compatible hardware, scroll down to volume manager in the box on the right, click on volume manager, next, click yes. I hope I remembered it all, I did this yestderday and had to retrace my steps to write this. The guy I talked to claimed to have come up with this solution, we'll see if it works, no probs. yet. When I restarted the computer there was an error message but it only happened that first time, he said it was ok. Hope this helps."

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June 18, 2010 at 22:26:12
You're telling us this was the fix for your problem?


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June 19, 2010 at 08:34:45
@ Skipcox:

Actually, I didn't know at the time if it would work or not. I followed the process exactly as it was written and I rebooted my laptop and I had no problems. This morning, I turned my laptop on again, and the screen came up with no problems. I'll see if it continues to work... if it doesn't, I'll be back on this post.

So, for now, I'd say that the solution worked. The post I took the fix from was from 2008 - so I thought I would write a new post being that I just bought my laptop this year in Feb. 2010.

Let me know if you came across any other, simpler solutions. I appreciate the feedback.

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