|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."