start up problem on toshiba laptop

May 18, 2011 at 12:19:34
Specs: Windows XP
I have a toshiba m1115-s3154. When I turn it on it goes to the "Windows Recovery" screen which I have seen before and it gives you two options: Start Windows as normal OR repair and start up.
Clicking on either results in the laptop going to the screen that it usually does with a load bar and then the screen goes to black and nothing happens, I have left it and it does nothing.
Any help!!? Would be greatly appreciated.

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#1
May 18, 2011 at 14:09:22
Not sure what it is. At first glance I'd guess I'd start with hardware diags. Check that your ram is what it should be and that it passes memtest. Then I'd run hard drive diags. If those seem to pass I'd see about getting replacement media from Toshiba to recover from.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#2
May 18, 2011 at 18:10:21
how can i check my ram. please tell me

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#3
May 18, 2011 at 18:24:54
Any Vista or Windows 7 can test memory with memory diagnostics.

Almost any linux cd can test with memtest.

I'd get ultimate boot cd and use it to test with. http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/ but there are other good tools.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#4
August 7, 2011 at 23:35:25
Hi,

If the laptop battery is not charging the laptop in a proper way it will not start. The first step you must take is to check the condition of the battery and if it is able to get charged properly. Check if the laptop’s LEDs are lit. If they are not it means that the problem is caused because of the battery. Check if all cables are correctly connected. Plug in the battery into another outlet. Anyway in case of a damaged battery the solution is replacement.

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#5
August 9, 2011 at 09:51:52
i doubt the hard drive as Jefro gussed. I would run a chkdsk from a bootable CD and see if any filesystem corruption which hardware diag most likely not detect.

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