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Toshiba Notebook freezes on startup

Posted on 2001-09-10
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When starting the Notebook outside the dockingstation windows 2000 tends to freeze on Startup - this doesn't happen all the time but frequently enough to be anoying.

The startup screen opens and the loading progress bar is moving to about 50% - in that stage the HD stops spinning for half a second, just to speed up again in an instant. After this loading continues for a short time with very short accesses to the harddrive (The control-LED show a couple of very dim lighings). At about 60% the computer freezes completely.

All these symptoms only occur when startup fails! I already turned off the PowerSafe Features in Bios but that didn't help.

Any ideas appreciated.
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1) Make sure that you have the latest BIOS form Toshiba and the newest drivers.
See the Toshiba site.

2) Make sure you have SP2 installed.

3) Use Start- windowsupdate , to get any new , relevant patches.

4) If you have a network card in the laptop ( not the one in the docking station ), try removing it.

I hope this helps !
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I'll try it - stay tuned...
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The Servicepack 2 seems to have been the solution. Thanks.
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