Solved

Toshiba Tecra 9000 Stops responding after a brief period

Posted on 2006-06-19
3
415 Views
Last Modified: 2008-01-16
Today i managed to get all the way into windows, but yesterday i could only get as far as the bios splash screen, then nothing responds, the mouse freezes, no key presses are acknowledged or anything.  Anyone any ideas what it may be, might this be overheating, i can feel the fan pumping warm air out of the side so that seems ok.
0
Comment
Question by:richardwakefield
3 Comments
 
LVL 32

Accepted Solution

by:
Mark earned 250 total points
ID: 16935282
Can you enter BIOS. Check if the hard drive is seen properly by the bios. Is there any error message on the post screen? do you have any peripheral equipment connected to the computer, if so disconect and try tarting again.
0
 
LVL 88

Assisted Solution

by:rindi
rindi earned 250 total points
ID: 16935394
It could certainly be getting too hot. But there can be many other reasons for this behaviour. Use a can of air to blow out the dust, this should improve the cooladge. Then get a copy of the UBCD and boot the PC with that. There is memtest86+ on this CD with which you can test thoroughly test the RAM. Also remove all the ram except one module, and test that in all slots, and repeat with the other module too. On this CD you'll also find the manufacturer's disk testing tools, so test the disk too.

http://ultimatebootcd.com
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:woofiedog
ID: 16941753
Firstly, is it still under warranty??? If so get someone else to look at it :)

I wouldn't say it's overheating from what youa re saying.  Most laptops feel like ther are getting hot but really they aren't overheating.  

Ok few other things you could try firstly (If out of warranty), reseating the RAM & HDD.  Just run a quick memtest (as said before), also from the UBCD try checking NTFSCK & Advanced HDD test.  A corrupt OS can halt the booting.

Any strange clicking sounds or anything coming out of the laptop???

Are you able to get your hands on a working model of a Tera??? (for parts swapping :) to test)

0

Featured Post

Complete VMware vSphere® ESX(i) & Hyper-V Backup

Capture your entire system, including the host, with patented disk imaging integrated with VMware VADP / Microsoft VSS and RCT. RTOs is as low as 15 seconds with Acronis Active Restore™. You can enjoy unlimited P2V/V2V migrations from any source (even from a different hypervisor)

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
AT&T aircard VPN disconnects"WiFi works fine" 35 77
Sounds Issue on Dell Laptop 3 100
Shipping power banks using US Postal Service 20 85
Mouse and Trackpad issue 6 46
When you press your power button on your laptop and the LCD screen just stays black.  What is the problem? Possible problem can be the on-board video chip or Video Card. Possible problem can be the power inverter. Possible problem can be the ba…
As hardware bugs go, this is a strange one! I upgraded a laptop in December 2011 with a 512GB Crucial m4 2.5-inch/9.5mm SATA Solid State Drive (SSD), Crucial part number CT512M4SSD2: http://www.crucial.com/store/partspecs.aspx?IMODULE=CT512M4SSD2 …
Email security requires an ever evolving service that stays up to date with counter-evolving threats. The Email Laundry perform Research and Development to ensure their email security service evolves faster than cyber criminals. We apply our Threat…

810 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question