Toshiba Satellite A75-S229 powers off when trying to accept a Ghost image...

Posted on 2006-05-10
Last Modified: 2008-03-17
I ask this in hardware because I can't find a better place. If you know where this question will better fit in then please help me.

Anyway, I am trying to take an image from DVD and re-do this hard drive.

I have done it before but I always have to keep hitting keys on the keyboard every few minutes to keep the dang thing from powering down.

I have looked in the BIOS to see if there are any powersave options I need to disable but I can't find anything.

Why might this machine be powering itself down during an imaging operation? Like I mentioned, I can be successful if I hit keys from time to time, but I would rather not sit in front of this thing for 40 minutes while the imaging takes place.

Thanks in advance...
Question by:smetterd
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    Check in the BIOS for a setting that disables power saving features.
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    Hi Callandor,
    Notice my original post where I state "I have looked in the BIOS to see if there are any powersave options I need to disable but I can't find anything."
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    Toshiba generally have there power functions setup through the windows control panel. Check in there for Toshiba Power console or something like that. You can usually setup a custom power setting for monitor, hardrive, hibernation etc in there.
    Do you have the laptop running from the AC adapter or battery? I would suggest using the AC adapter as it won't trigger certain responses(like Standby or Hibernation) from the power utility when it reaches certain levels of battery power.
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    Turns out there was a short on the motherboard. I spent 200 bucks to get it all fixed and now all is well.

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