Solved

Toshiba Satellite does not boot after BIOS upgrade

Posted on 2007-03-31
9
480 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
Hi all,

I have a Toshiba Satellite A100 Notebook I bought recently. I received a letter yesterday from Toshiba .ca about new BIOS upgrade, so went, downloaded the upgrade and install it, everything went fine with no errors.

But when the machine restarted, I hangs on the "Toshiba Logo" screen. Niether the BIOS setup screen is accessible nor can it boot from a CD or a disk or wahtever.

I am sure the BIOS is correct for that model, and I had no errors during the upgrade.

Is there a way to go to the old BIOS, or solve the problem???

Louai
0
Comment
Question by:louai
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
9 Comments
 
LVL 63

Accepted Solution

by:
SysExpert earned 250 total points
ID: 18828664
Very strange.

I would contact Toshiba, and it may need to be returned for serviceing if there is no emergency boot procedure.

I would also check the Toshiba site.

I hope this helps !
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:Kitezh
ID: 18828666
"Is there a way to go to the old BIOS"

Well you could try flashing the machine again with the old bios
0
 

Author Comment

by:louai
ID: 18829484
I wish I had access to anything to reflash the BIOS, but I do not.
The machine does not even reach the boot from CD state, or open the BIOS setup.

I contacted Toshiba and they say that I have to take it to their service center which is 150 km far. But they are close on the weekend, and I have many projects and exams to do :(

I am wondering if there is any hard way of resetting the boot??




0
The Ultimate Checklist to Optimize Your Website

Websites are getting bigger and complicated by the day. Video, images, custom fonts are all great for showcasing your product/service. But the price to pay in terms of reduced page load times and ultimately, decreased sales, can lead to some difficult decisions about what to cut.

 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:Kitezh
ID: 18829931
Well there is no way that I know you can access the data on this laptop that i know of.

You could remove the hard drive and connect it to another pc as a slave drive. This way you could read the data off the drive. It will not fix your problem but it will give you access tot he data.

Also I should have mentioned you need a working PC to do and also to gain access to the files to reflash the laptop.
0
 
LVL 92

Expert Comment

by:nobus
ID: 18831348
you can try this too :
http://www.recoverybios.com/                              replace bios
http://www.badflash.com/                                        "          "
http://bioschips.nlan.org/                                    bad bios chip
http://www.unicore.com/                                    Bios upgrade
0
 

Author Comment

by:louai
ID: 18936727
I got it to Toshiba service center and they replaced the BIOS chip.

Thanks for trying
0

Featured Post

Revamp Your Training Process

Drastically shorten your training time with WalkMe's advanced online training solution that Guides your trainees to action.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Finding original email is quite difficult due to their duplicates. From this article, you will come to know why multiple duplicates of same emails appear and how to delete duplicate emails from Outlook securely and instantly while vital emails remai…
The question appears often enough, how do I transfer my data from my old server to the new server while preserving file shares, share permissions, and NTFS permisions.  Here are my tips for handling such a transfer.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to reformat your flash drive. Sometimes your flash drive may have issues carrying files so this will completely restore it to manufacturing settings. Make sure to backup all files before reformatting. This w…

718 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