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Password on Toshiba SATELLITE L50-C-1GX Laptop

Q: Password on Toshiba SATELLITE L50-C-1GX Laptop

I've a toshiba laptop here that someone has set a password on, they've gave me it to see if I can help, as for now im going to try take the CMOS battery out for 24hrs but wondering if there's anyone here who has information on how to bypass the password if this fails? They're a student and she's hoping to use this for her studies and gave to me to see if I can help.

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Good morning/ day all ! I was hoping someone could help me open windows-8 on a laptop I was given. The previous owner doesn't remember the password she set for it. She also said several folks have tried helping her and failed. Any suggestions ?

On restart/ power on Windows does nothing now and what looks like a dos(blue) box or window asks for a password. That is as far as I have gotten so far. Thanks in advance to all that support this site.

Toshiba Satellite

Windows 8 (supposedly)

A:Solved: Toshiba Satellite Laptop - Win 8 o/s and no password

Sorry, but help with passwords is against the rules of this site.

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My son has bought a new toshiba satellite pro C650 laptop from a shop.
It boots into win 7 desktop,but it wont let us do anything on it,we try to register password,no good,then try user account password,but no good,also we can't get to administrator.

It has several big icons on the right hand side of screen as well,which i assume the shop put on there as advertising,so we need to get rid of them as well,but at the moment we can't do anything.

we have registered the laptop with toshiba okay.
Could anyone tell us how to activate this laptop please?


A:New toshiba satellite pro c650 laptop won't let us use password

Return it to the shop...they shouldn't put a password on without your consent...

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Why do i get a enter password screen on my Toshiba Satellite laptop on start up, how do I unlock it, I got this laptop from a lady and when I turned it on it was locked with this screen and I don't knoe how to unlock it, can some one give me a solution, and why did this happen.

A:Why do i get a enter password screen on my Toshiba Satellite laptop on start up

To unlock the laptop, you type the ladies password. Once unlocked, create your own login with your own password.
TSF cannot help you with password circumvention. Read the rules

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I'm having a problem with a Toshiba Satellite L300D. After I reinstalled the HDD it would beep. To solve this I went into BIOS to look and see if the board had some sort of intrusion setting. When I exited the BIOS and restarted I know get the Enter Current Password (with a blue background on a black screen) with continuos beeps. The thing is it seems to auto enter in 10 characters (*) and then stop. There are no other options.

I have searched unsuccessfully for any info about this and I cant even find where the CMOS is located which I think is soldered onto the board.

Has anybody had any similar experience like this?
I would really appreciate any help its driving me crazy.

A:Bios Password 'Enter Current Password' on Toshiba Satellite

Your thread is closed. We do not help with password problems. This is clearly stated in the rules section.
Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with forgotten passwords and/or bypassing them. As there is no way to verify the actual situation and/or intentions, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...

Please read and follow the rules when posting.

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when using the above card, and TRENDnet TEW-311BRP WireLess Broadband Router, I cannot get a stable connection.

It always connect and disconnect me.

I use this machine and card all over the world: airports, hotels, offices and it works great.

I asked the dealer to replace the 311. Same problem.

However, if I stick TRENDnet PCMCIA card and disable the Toshiba Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card, I connect w/o disconnections.

any idea?

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Friend of mine runs a small farm supply business, he had three reps, he now has two. The third bought his own laptop on company credit card (allowed) it's a Toshiba Satellite L640. He handed it back in on his last day (unwillingly) friend tried to start it up and goes straight to a black screen with blue password box, can't F2 or F12 just goes straight to password, can't boot off CD. Former employee won't answer phone calls and not sure he would provide it anyway.

Help please?

A:Toshiba satellite L640 password

You are going to have to reset the bios password which will involve dismantling the laptop. Is it still under warranty? I'm sure your friend has the proper documentation to prove he owns it, therefore, if it's still under warranty, he can get help from Toshiba.

If it is no longer under warranty, however, there are ways to reset the bios password, as I mentioned, but it will involve dismantling the laptop.

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Hello Forum

Can anybody help me to solve Bios password issue ,which İ dont know.ı am out of garantie.Used jumper on G1 on the screen appears change time etc.But it changes and ask me password!!! Thank you in advance.
Ps.İf ı should replace memory card on 2 ?
İnstead 1..F2 .0 f12 f8 didnt helped.

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Few days ago I bought Toshiba Satellite Click Mini and I don't know password to this device, any ideas what it is? I mean this is BIOS password? Or something other?

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Hey guys, this system running XP requires a password after the logo screen and before the boot options so I can't set to boot from DVD to reload the OS, anything I can do please?

A:Toshiba Satellite M105-S3041 Password?

I am not sure how much help I can give regarding this but certain Toshiba's BIOS passwords can be reset by shorting two solder points. I would remove the main battery first.
Just Google Toshiba (your model number) password reset. This should get you going.

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i was wondering if someone could tell me why when reseting the bios password via jumpers on motherboard is it stated that 1 of the 2 memory sticks should be left in the FIRST slot (the one furthest from motherboard)?

I ask because the top/FIRST memory slot on the motherboard of my laptop (please see title) is broken.

Can I perform try to reset by leaving a memory stick in the second slot (closest to the motherboard)?

Many many thanks

A:toshiba satellite pro A300 bios password reset

1. Welcome to Tech Support Guy
2. If you KNOW the password this is the procedure
If you know the password for the BIOS or UEFI or don't have one set, you can change or remove a password through the UEFI/BIOS settings, Hardware Setup Utility, or TOSHIBA Security Assist Utility.
As explained on the link with the sub links to the appropriate OS
3. The procedure you appear to refer to, irrespective of where you found it is - I would think part of a suggested method when you do NOT know the password.
4. If that is the case, then one of the rules of this site is

Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with (or ways to bypass) a forgotten or unknown password, personal identification number (PIN) or any other type of access code that may be required on a computer, mobile device or web site. As there is no way to verify the actual situation or intent, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...

5. Therefore I hope you will appreciate why we cannot assist if the presently set password is unknown.

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if l turn on my computer it we show me password l cannot entered setup, where it show the password is on top corner of the screen,l need help.

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Somebody help me to remove the bios password of Toshiba Satellite L50-A1001. I can't find the right circuit to short.
Most usually it is located under the ram but not in this model.

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Hi. Does anyone know how to reset the BIOS password for a Toshiba Satellite C660D 19X please? There are a number of very good YouTube videos for almost identical models, but they don't work on this one. The motherboard has changed a bit, and the reset jumpers don't seem to be in quite the same place, if they still exist. This video very nearly has the answer, but it's not quite right for the particular model variant I need:


I think it's very likely there is a similar answer to this problem - it just needs the right person to answer it. Thanks.

A:reset the BIOS password for a Toshiba Satellite C660D 19X

You want to reset it, or remove it? Once you enter the original password, there should be an option to do either, but I am not familiar with Toshiba's bios. But you will need the original password.

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How to by pass bios password for a Toshiba Satellite C55d-b5242?

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I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop that I c50 b 14d bios password, I need a master password you may terminate your password,thank you

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Hey Guys,
Sorry for my english.
I am a german Guy and i search for help with my notebook.
When i start the notebook it ask me for a password. (BIOS or CMOS) i can't geht into the BIOS or start a windows or something like this only try to Type in a password.

Thanks for your help

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hello everyone.i have a Toshiba Satellite A215 S5822 .i forgot my bios password i cannot open my laptop.i tried to desolder cmos battery discharge 24 hours no not working still "enter password.i tried to jumper b500 but not working.please can you help me? i really need my laptop back it was my birthday gift from my birthday.thank you for reading.please message me.thank you for reading

A:Toshiba Satellite A215 S5822 help reset bios password

Already being helped here: http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/1064262-toshiba-satellite-a215-s5822.html I think?

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I haven't used my Toshiba Laptop in a few years and now when I try to use it its asking for a bios password and I have no idea what it is. I've looked up solutions to this on google and they say the bios password needs to be reset. I've seen lots of tutorials on YouTube on how to do it, but none of them help with the exact layout of the mother board I have. Could anyone help?

A:Help resetting bios password on Toshiba Satellite L775-S7309

howdy and welcome. We do not assist with bypassing passwords here. You may want to re-read the rules page.

As a result, I'm going to close this one up.



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I have a Satelite C660D-19X (S/N 3C155987K) and due to a error, i need master password for Toshiba hard drive to unlock it !

Disk drive : MK3275GSX
S/N : 3217PK55T
Level security actually : max

I used MHDD tool and "32 space" as master password but it don't work...

Thanks for your help.

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To Flavallee (Frank)Could you tell me where the ATI onboard Graphic video card is located in the Motherboard. Also can they be replace or upgraded. If posiible could you send me a picture of the motherboard of the ATI onboard Graphic video card. This is a Toshiba satellite Laptop Model # PSLC8U-00D010. This Laptop will boot up the fan is working all lights are on. I tested the Memory sticks (Ram) on another Laptop plus i also tested the Hard Drive. I also took apart the screen and all the wiring seem to be connected. I connected the VGA adapter to a different Monitor and still no video display. I am no sure but could it be the ATI onboard Graphic video card. Please help me with this problem.


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Just installed XP Pro on a friends Toshiba Satellite L30D PSLC0E and managed to find 'almost' all the drivers on the 'net.

However I still have a yellow question mark opposite SM Bus Controller in Device Manager. The owner has misplaced the original discs but I presume that as this machine previously had Vista that the discs probably wouldn't have had XP drivers anyway.

Wonder if anyone on here could point me in the right direction. I have spent ages on the Toshiba site but no luck.

Thank you.

A:Toshiba Satellite Laptop SM Bus...

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I have a Toshiba laptop satellite 5205-S503 and have installed a Toshiba WI-FI card. My broadband router is a D-Link 614+. I can't not get the laptop to see the router, although it does seem to know the desktop computer name. I'm kinda new at this WI-FI game. Toshiba wasn't much help although they did teach me how to turn on the laptop WI-FI switch. I am running Windows XP. I have the router connected with a Cat 5 cable to both the desk top and lap top successfully. When I try to connect the laptop via WI-FI, I am unsuccessful. I do get icons in the tray, however.

Anybody got an idea of what I need to do to go wireless?


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hey guys, i have been working on this laptop for about a day now and im completely lost.. when i boot up the machine it freezes at the starting windows screen; i have tired to boot into safe mode and also last good known config.. neither work. i created a windows repair disk and installed it into the computer; windows wont fix the problem with startup repair option.. i have resat the ram in the computer just to see if that would fix it;

A:toshiba satellite laptop

I'd suggest testing the hard drive.

In order to test the hard drive you can run one of the diagnostic programs below. The files, in ISO format, will need to be burned to a CD using a program that can burn CD image files (burnaware or imgburn).

Hitachi Drive Fitness Test
Downloads | HGST Storage

Western Digital
WD Support / Downloads / Select Product
(choose your product and select Data Lifeguard Diagnostic)

SeaTools | Seagate

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Hi everyone...
Needing help with the following...

I just got a Toshiba Satellite Laptop that it doesnt start Windows... it turns on... it shows the Toshiba Intro screen... and then thats it... it becomes black... until i get a message that says Windows Error System file missing please insert your Windows CD and choose R to Repair your Windows...

I can get into the BIOS, checked everything and its all fine (i guess)... but when i try to change the boot order so i can boot from a Windows CD it does nothing... it kind skips the boot order and goes right through HDD boot and then i got the message described before...

Any hints?

Dead HDD?... :hotbounce

A:Help with a Toshiba Satellite Laptop

hold F12 during boot with the cd already inserted

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My name is Ken and I am trying to repair a customer's Toshiba Satellite laptop. It had Windows XP loaded and when it boots it will only get as far as:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \windows\system32\config\system
You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM. Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair.

I saw on one website to press 0, F1 or F8 to get the hard drive disk utility to come up on the screen but it only displays the message that I detailed above. I also ensured that the CD/DVD was the first boot device and I tried to reload the operating system with a Win XP disk that I have but the same message appears.
I cannot get past this message no matter what I do.
And to make matters worse, the customer doesn't have the original Setup CD-ROM. I guess what i'm looking for is an original setup disk.

A:Toshiba Satellite laptop

Which O.S are u using

U didnt specify the o.s u re using but from my experience with o.s i guess it is win xp. Now if u can get a sata win x.p with will correct the issue,note there is the normal x.p software and there is also sata get that and see the end result

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Hey guys can't seem firgure this out I'm looking for a mass storage controller driver for this laptop and I went to the toshiba site and got all what I need and saw but still missing this driver

A:Toshiba Satellite A-200 Laptop

You say that it is an A-200 but what is the full model number on it. I have one that is an A665-S5170.

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My toshiba satellite will not power up with cord or battery. The battery appears to start charging but shuts off after five mins or so.

A:Toshiba Satellite laptop

not malware related so moved to hardware

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I have a big problem, I have a toshiba satellite Laptop L455D S5976 that wont start has no power no lights in other words dead. I tried a new power adapter cord, I installed new power jack and still no power and no lights. Right now i have the whole laptop disasemable, Also where can i buy a tester to check the motherboard and all the other compoents like the cpu, Heat sink, Memory chips, Especially the motherboard. If anybody can help it's you guys.

Thank you,


A:Toshiba Satellite Laptop

Although you do not say so

I tried a new power adapter cord, I installed new power jack and still no power and no lightsClick to expand...

and presuming the battery was flat and it could not therefore be tested on battery only without charging the same - I presume you did try a new POWER adapter, as against just the connecting cable and new power mini jack socket
Or at least test that you had an output from the adapter

The answer to the actual question is you cannot, there is no such thing as ONE tester for what you specify
The heat sink would not STOP it posting, even if it cut out as soon as it detected overheat on the processor

Presuming that it has more than one stick of ram, simply removing one and swopping over before of course you dismantled it was the test for that

However although a failed ram stick may stop it booting it would not stop the power led illuminating on the laptop

My opinion is, with no power led whatsoever and if you have eliminated power supply as first mentioned
capacitor failure on board on circuit that takes power from connections of jack.
It may of course NOT be so, but that is in my experience favourite

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HJT log follows...

Toshiba Satellite laptop running xp Pro.
Turn on...takes forever to boot....once it boots, takes forever to log on.
Once logged on...all key actions cease.
Mouse can be moved but no key strokes or mouse clicks will do anything.

Can't load TASK MANAGER to see what memory usage is.

Brought up in Safe Mode to run HJT.
Installed spybot but didn't accomplish much.

Here's first log.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:51:33 AM, on 3/6/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0013)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://google.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.yahoo.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/.../www.yahoo.com
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com
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A:Toshiba Satellite Laptop seriously ill

Hello and welcome to TSF.

HijackThis is no longer the preferred initial scanning tool in this forum.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:


After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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Was given a toshiba satellite laptop and was told the hard drive was bad. I don't know exact model number as the sticker that gives that info is worn and impossible to read. The os is xp pro. I replace the hard drive and went to install xp home and before I knew it I couldn't get cd rom to work. Is there a way of checking to see if it is broken?

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I reinstalled xp pro and then (using another computer because the ethernet still needs a driver) I went to the Toshiba web site to download the drivers but I couldn't find them. Where can I download the drivers for my Toshiba laptop model L305D-S5914? Thanks.

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When I use my laptop at home, I am able to access web pages no problem, but when I am at the college, I can get a connection, I just can't access any web pages. What do I do, what do I click etc.... I was told that I might have a static IP. BUT... I am lucky to remember my name half the time with a brain injury. So can someone PLEASE explain to me (1)What the heck a static IP is, (2)How can I access web pages on my laptop when I am at the college or another location when I have a open connection, and (3)Will I have to change the profile each time I access the internet from a different location?

I see that I have the ConfigFree using the Atheros AR5005G Wireless Network. I can get to the properties if anyone can tell me what I need to do.

Nina Anne

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A while back cybercore helped me solve a really frustrating recurring BSOD. It helped a lot, but I couldn't find all the driver updates I needed, and now I think some new problems may be surfacing.

My webcam has never worked properly, and some of the Bugcodes seem to point to that, but I'm pretty illiterate in these areas, so maybe I'm reading it wrong.

Talked to Toshiba support, and he thinks everything comes down to the kernel in the system 32, and that I probably have a virus and need to reformat the computer and start from scratch. Not really stoked about that solution, but want to do what needs to be done.

Is there a way to contribute to the forum? You guys are really helpful, and I appreciate it.

Here's the original thread: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...hiba-p500.html

A:Toshiba Satellite Laptop BSOD

Quote: Originally Posted by fordlikethecar

A while back cybercore helped me solve a really frustrating recurring BSOD. It helped a lot, but I couldn't find all the driver updates I needed, and now I think some new problems may be surfacing.

My webcam has never worked properly, and some of the Bugcodes seem to point to that, but I'm pretty illiterate in these areas, so maybe I'm reading it wrong.

Talked to Toshiba support, and he thinks everything comes down to the kernel in the system 32, and that I probably have a virus and need to reformat the computer and start from scratch. Not really stoked about that solution, but want to do what needs to be done.

Is there a way to contribute to the forum? You guys are really helpful, and I appreciate it.

Here's the original thread: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...hiba-p500.html

most of your crashes (from 3/2 till present) are caused by usbccgp.sys which is a generic usb composite driver (probably the webcams). Is that web cam supported under win 7? is the driver win 7 or earlier?


Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\K\Desktop\Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2\031611-14820-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*C:\Symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols;srv*e:\symbols
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hi there. I am having some problems with my Toshiba laptop. I was wondering if somebody here could help me.
This has a windows xp and was bought in 2004. The problem started in the morning when I left the computer on for Norton scan overnight. In the morning I noted that it was switched off. when I wanted to start it goes on to a screen which says ' we apologise for inconvenience ,but windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.' After 30 seconds wait it would go to windows xp screen, try start and would get switched off and would try to get restart again to do the same thing. I tried safe mode, pressing F8 ,taking off the battery and letting it to run on AC mode. Nothing worked!
iI would be grateful if someone could help me out.

A:Toshiba satellite Laptop not starting

A computer that automatically shuts down with no warning suggests a problem with overheating. I would double check to make sure that all the connections to any fans in your laptop are properly connected. If the laptop still shuts down as it has been I would take it in to your local PC repair shop and tell them what's going on as they may have the tools and access to parts to fix your problem. Hope that helps!



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I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop that will not start. When I turn it on I get the message "we apologize, but Windows did not start successfully." I do not have a CD for XP, as it came installed. I have tried every option offered on this screen, i.e. Start Windows Normally, et cetera, and none of them work. Any suggestions, for a computer dummy, on how to cure this problem?

A:Toshiba Satellite laptop that will not start.

you will need to purchase an XP CD or get the original installation disc for your laptop. I suggest the former. Your registry or HD is corrupted.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A215-S6804. Has Vista OS. Everything has been fine with it until a few days ago. When I go to shut it down at the end of the day, I do it the "normal" shut down way. The problem is that when I start it the next morning, the battery is not fully charged. What is happening is that rather than shutting down, it is going to sleep and using the battery I want it totally shut down and not going to sleep. I didn't start it up for a couple of days, which is unusual, as I normally use it daily (when I use it, it is always plugged in and not running on battery), and the battery was at like 40%! I have noticed that when I shut it down, the lights on the front of it go out, but the ones that run across the top of it, are staying on...even when I close the lid. I hope this is making at least a little sense, I'm sorry

I would love some suggestions, please. I did go to control panel, power options?, and system settings, but was unsure what to do once there.

Thanks so much

A:Help with shut down on Toshiba Satellite laptop

your putting the machine to sleep and not shutdown you can fix this a couple ways

click on the start orb

you will see on the right there is a "power button"

dont click that, vista has that on sleep by defult,

next to the "power button" is a symbol that looks like a lock

and finnaly next to that is and arrow pointing right

go ahead and click on that arrow, and from there you should see a menu

Switch users
logg off



go ahead and hit shutdown

i have attached a file called image 1 take a look at that

the second way is by telling vista to make the "power button" shut down instead of sleep.

first, hit the start orb, from there search the term "power"

you should get results and click on "power options"

from there you will be at the power options screen and on the left side you will see 5 options

require a password on wake up

chose what the power buttons do

create a power plan

chose when to turn off the display

change when the computer sleeps

you will want to click on number 2 "chose what the power buttons do"

the first question will be "when i hit the power button" click on the drop down menu and select shut down.
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I have a Toshiba Satellite M35 laptop that continues to freeze. I am running Windows XP Home Edition and have 1.5 GB of Ram and 80 GB Hitachi HDD. Because of the freezes, I replaced my hard drive, reinstalled factory OS with drivers, changed my battery, changed and upgraded my memory but as soon as I log on to Windows........it freezes. One thing I can say is that the first time I log on, it stays up for about 5 to 10 mins before it freezes. After, as soon as my profile gets up and running, freezes. I have enough time to move my cursor over to the start button and click on anything and it freezes.

I don't know what else to do. I have changed everything I am able and this thing does not want to stay up.

Have anyone heard of Toshiba having this problem? Please let me know the next step to take because I have exhausted all my resource thus far!

A:Laptop Toshiba M35 Satellite Freezes

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Does anyone know a site where I can buy on-line a cooling fan for the above model?
I've tried so many sites but without success and now getting desperate!

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toshiba satellite laptop VERY slow.....
running XP home version
tried reloading xp, no improvement, still slow, almost crawling....
exchanged hardrives (30GB) with another identical laptop
that operated normally. slow laptop with new hardrive
(working normally) now still runs slow, other laptop with
other harddrive stills runs normally.
Analysis: Hardware problem with 1415 toshiba satellite laptop.

tried everything, checked memory, cpu, bios settings, all normal

finally friend said, take out battery, and disconnect power cord(charger)
to cut all power, lets look inside again. still didn't see anything wrong.

plugged in power, battery still out, computer runs normally NOW!

put battery in, computer STILL runs normally, fast like it used to!

analysis: buss lines/control lines on motherboard to memory/cpu held low or?? by voltage, once voltage removed, (battery out, not plugged in) lines could float, charge dissipated, AND computer back to normal speed!!!!!

woo hah!

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I have a toshiba satellite model A215-s7422 with 160 gb harddrive and one gig of ram running windows vista premium 32 bit- first of all when I download windows updates it freezes for example, I shut down my computer to go to sleep and my computer installs and configures but when i wake up it will still be on the screen without shutting down. second my system restore doesnt work and I didnt shut it off I use to be able to restore from a earlier time but then when I tried to do one it says i have no more points and when I try to create a new one I get an error saying something to do with the vcss or vss volume driver. Now for my third problem when I turn on my computer sometimes it will just turn off and when i try to do a virus check with avg in safe mode without networking my computer will shut down. Will somebody please help me because I have so many music files I cannot afford to lose any of it since I'm a dj.

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I am not sure if this is the correct area to post this, but here it goes. I actually have 2 problems that I am hoping that someone can help me with.

First problem: I have no problem with the log on screen, but when I start my laptop and the desktop loads up and the internet browser (Firefox) is loaded, my keyboard acts funny. And it's just not that, it's with all programs that involve typing. My keys are locked in the CAPS position. All letters are uppercase and the numbers are locked in and will only show the symbols above them. When I actually turn on the CAPS LOCK, the letters are lowercase, but the numbers are still showing the symbols above them. I have to restart my computer several times before it is up and running fine. Also, at certain times, my SHIFT button, when used, displays this "NB~A". This has been going on for about a month or so, but here lately, it is almost every time I start my laptop.

Second problem: Here recently, about a week, a friend of mine and myself, installed the SP3 for Windows XP Home Edition for my laptop. Everything was working fine for the first 2 days, but then I started to have a problem with my wireless internet connection. So I went into the Device Manager to check to make sure everything was ok and up to date. To my surprise, EVERYTHING is gone. The entire page is blank. Nothing it there. I clicked the Show Hidden Devices tab, still......nothing. So I went into my Network Connections.......nothing. Everyt... Read more

A:Solved: Need help with my Toshiba Satellite laptop

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Hi I have a Toshiba Satellite A215 S5818 Laptop, and for a while it keeps overheating and eventually cuts off, I've been through three cooling fans and it doesn't still overheats, it will eventually cause the pad to stop working (don't know if burned it out through the usb or not) and the current cooling pad I have either still overheat the computer, even when I do have it on flat surfaces or cause my touch pad to drag or get stuck entirely. I tried to use a usb mouse for it but yet again, it stopped working, don't know if its the same problem with its burned out through the usb port or not, but I just want to know what is the problem??? I've tried air duster and just about everything else to no success.

A:Toshiba Satellite Laptop Overheating

Sounds like 360 overheating. Your out of luck. Its defected in the mainboard, and it wont stay cool even with a cooling pad. The motherboard probally can be repaired by a specialist. Check with Toshiba

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when i removed the HDD from my laptop it decided that it needed a BIOS Password. I need to Know how to kill a password that i don't Know. Please HELP

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Laptop BIOS passwords are notoriously harder to unseat than PC as you can't get to the CMOS battery and persuade the BIOS to lose its memory quite so easily. Hang on and have patience and provided the Moderators agree, there is a poster who will pick up on this thread and may try to help.

Bump the thread up to page 1 every day to make it more noticeable.

I take it you have tried just hitting Enter at the apssword prompt.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A665 laptop with PGP Encryption running Windows 7.

While using today it suddenly gave a blue screen of death and shut down. It refused to restart properly. When I restart it is does different things and it seems random.

1. Sometimes it goes to the PGP screen and then does one of the following:
a. won't let me type
b. refuses to accept my password
c. accepts the password and gets stuck on identification verification
d. accepts the password and then freezes on a black screen.

2. Sometimes it goes to a BIOS setup.

3. Sometimes it says "boot failed" and gets stuck. Sometimes it goes to the PGP screen (but messed up)

4. Sometimes it asks what to boot from (HDD, CD/DVD etc). I choose HDD and it goes around in a circle again.

ONE time it gave the option of Safe Mode and I wish to God I had chosen it and done a system restore. But alas it won't work.

Any help?!?

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I should also mention that I saw on a forum where someone with a similar problem found that their hard drive had simply come loose. I opened it up and the hard drive indeed was loose, but I plugged it back in with the same problem continuing.

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The lcd screen backlight work fine, but screen is reddish. When I connect the external monitor to the laptop the video is great. When I installed a another used lcd screen into laptop the is white, and no video. So, I ordered another video cable hoping that this will fix the problem. What could cause the lcd screen to be white? The external monitor work good with the laptop, I am not getting any video to the lcd screen. Could the video on the motherboard be bad?

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I don't think you have a bad video card if the image on the external monitor is fine. It sounds like its either the video cable or the backlight inverter. If the original lcd screen is bright enough and clear enough (except for the reddish tint) then I'd suggest trying the new video cable with the old screen. If you still get a reddish tint then I'd recommend replacing the backlight inverter (if you can - not all laptops allow this).

The only reason I can think the new screen isn't working is due to no/out-of-date/incompatible drivers. Still, not sure why the screen would be white. Have you tried the screen with a different laptop?

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