Notebook won't start after Vista Windows Updates

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March 26, 2013 at 12:29:52
Specs: Vista , 64 bit OS/4 GB
I have a Toshiba Notebook with Vista. I hadn't had the computer turned on in about six weeks. I had 11 Windows Updates ready and I began the process. In a while, the computer shut down. I assumed this was a mandatory reboot after the install, but my computer failed to start up. (BTW, I've tried another power chord to no avail.)

I try to restart and see a yellow light lit on the front of the computer. It appears to be a normal start but then the light goes off a few seconds later and the start process stops. I've tried to start numerous time but I'm stuck and unable to advance from this point. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance for your help.


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#1
March 26, 2013 at 13:32:26
Can you get into Safe mode?

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#2
March 26, 2013 at 17:27:44
Unplug from the power supply and remove the main battery. Hold the power off-on button in for about 20 seconds. Put humpty together again and see if it does the trick.

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#3
March 26, 2013 at 21:50:13
Thanks guys for your input. In response to your questions, 1. No it won't start at all. I see the battery light blink on and off for about five seconds and then it fails to start, and 2. I unplugged the power and removed the battery and held down the power button for 20 seconds, then put it together but got the same result. BTW, the battery is less than one year old so it shouldn't be the problem.

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#5
April 3, 2013 at 10:45:29
I'm the one who started this thread. I haven't checked on my notebook in several days and now I don't get any flickering of the battery lights like before. It's totally dead with no response. Previously, when plugged in I'd see the flickering battery light indicator, but I don't believe I saw the lights w/o being plugged in.

If the battery (which is only about one year old) were dead, wouldn't it run with A/C power? And if so, then I am I correct in assuming that would eliminate a battery problem?


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#6
April 3, 2013 at 11:53:34
Yes you are generally correct about the battery. However, there has been the odd unusual case where the battery was faulty and draining the power. If it won't boot up with the battery removed then that is not the reason.

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