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Hi there

I have a Toshiba tablet pc Protege M205-S810. I think my Bios has been corrupted and that is why I can't do anything with the laptop now. It starts and tries to boot the OS but then it doesn't go any farther....same thing happen when I try to run it in the Safe Mode. I tried to reinstall Windows but it doesn't load up Windows either. Is there any way I can reset the bios? Or any other suggestions?

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by:nobus
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>>   same thing happen when I try to run it in the Safe Mode.  <<  then it is not  abios issue imho.
at what point does it stop? it can be a bad disk drive.
>>   I tried to reinstall Windows but it doesn't load up Windows either  <<   when does it stop? any messages?
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by:Mark
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Can you enter the Bios? This is how you do it.

Turn the computer on. If you do not see a prompt to press the F2 key, then immediately press and hold the Esc key for three seconds, and then release it. When prompted to, press the F1 key. The Setup screen will appear.

Are you using a supported external cd drive
http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/su/su_sc_dtlView.jsp?soid=886254&moid=626345&BV_SessionID=@@@@1281069298.1164816158@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccccaddjhjmjddicgfkceghdgngdgmm.0&ct=SB
 
Your tablet pc also needs bios verision 1.60 or newer to allow it to boot from Toshiba USB CD-ROM drive. Check which bios version you have when you are in the bios setup program?
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by:sgaurav7
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When I press F1 to load the Bios it doesn't do anything. Yes, I am using a supported external CD drive
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by:Mark
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You pressed the ESC key first, then you were prompted for the F1 key , right. And nothing happened beyond that point?
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by:sgaurav7
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Correct
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by:Mark
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Have you tried to remove the hard drive, then startup and try to access the Bios. http://irisvista.com/tech/laptops/ToshibaM205/Portege_M205_disassemble_1.htm
If you can then access the bios the hard drive may be the problem.
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by:sgaurav7
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I removed the Hard Drive and then tried to enter the Bios but same issue....
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by:nobus
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try disconnecting the cd drive too, can you enter the bios?
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Yeah it was already disconnected with I tried to enter the bios
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looks like a bad board . .
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Are you getting any response when the laptop is started? Is there any activity on the LCD .What is the  the power LED showing?
Have you been using this tablet with an external monitor, if so try the FN +F5 keys together to check if the external monitor setting has been initiated.
One last hope, With the power plug attached hold the power button in for at least 10 seconds, this should reset the tablet.
If none of these work then I would have to concur with nobus that the motherboard is damaged.
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