Windows & Linux won't load on Toshiba laptop with new mobo

March 25, 2012 at 04:25:51
Specs: Windows XP
A friend of mine installed a new mother board (original one did not power up).After replacing the mobo Windows Vista did not come up. I try the recovery cd that came with the laptop, the restore will stop and I get a black screen.
Recovery cd will not work so I decided to try a copy of win XP. I connected the laptop HD to another pc and formatted. I also ran active kill disk, a software to erase data from the HD. I also tried a different memory and another cd drive just in case.
I can get to the bios ok but when I try to load windows it will stop at setup is installing files. I have waited a few hours but nothing.
I have also ran a diagnostic on the HD and it passed.

I also try to load ubuntu, it will also start then stop.

Any ideas ? Thank you.

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March 25, 2012 at 16:05:04
Seems pretty simple. Something is bad. Have your friend fix it.

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March 26, 2012 at 23:27:51
Try with good test ram, good processor "don't assume that yours is good", remove the wireless card, the modem, the LCD. Use an external monitor plugged into the vga out. Make sure the AC adapter is good, a failing adapter can cause all types of issues.

Also the Make and Model of a laptop can go along way as far as known issues go, so don't forget to leave that information for us.

If I had to take a guess as to what your problem is, I think that you may have a heat issue so check your thermal paste on your CPU and also make sure the thermal pad for your chipset is good and in place.

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