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Saved 4/29/08 to Wynter's nook

NOOOO :( I think I killed my laptop.


It was a bit chilly this morning, and I just couldn't get warm (probably had to do with Jason running the a/c last night since the house was so humid). I decided to make a cup of hot chocolate, and I went back to browsing on the internet. I spilled just a tiny, tiny bit on the number pad of the keyboard. I wiped it all away, and like I said, it was a tiny amount so I thought I had gotten it all.

About 10 minutes later, a blue screen pops up, the computer restarts, and now it's saying it can't find the operating system. :( I hope this doesn't cost a fortune to fix (and I hope it can be fixed - I like my laptop). :cry:

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Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt 6 years 20 weeks
Yikes, I hope you get it fixed soon. _________________________ The love we give away is the only love we keep.
wynter wynter 6 years 20 weeks
Well, Jason looked at it, and my hard drive has crashed. :( It's making some sort of clicking noise. He says it was probably already happening since the laptop has been shutting itself down. It was overheating, but I bought a cooling pad for it - guess not soon enough. So I breezed through that problem luckily. He's going to fix it, and it'll cost about $350 since I have no clue where the recovery disks are so not great but not too bad. A lot less than what the laptop is worth (at least a lot less than we paid!). Something is always going wrong here... :mob:
audreystar audreystar 6 years 20 weeks
twas not my brain jamers.... twas all google! :)
My-Opinion My-Opinion 6 years 20 weeks
and we can see that my brain is still in sleep mode. :medal: should read :award: mmmHmmm
TNgirl TNgirl 6 years 20 weeks
Aww that stinks; I hope it can be fixed.
My-Opinion My-Opinion 6 years 20 weeks
Don't y'all just love her brain? aud is my hero :award: tyvm :nerdboy:
audreystar audreystar 6 years 20 weeks
NOTES: - According to Toshiba Canada the key used to enter the bios is “esc”. The keys that are meant to be used to automatically enter the “boot priority” screen itself are either “F12” (tapping at start up). Holding down the “c” key at start up is meant to let the cd drive run instead of any other boot device. (note: none of these work at the moment other than “esc”) - In order to install windows correctly on this lap top with all the tools needed to run the accessories and utilities in the lap top you would need to have the “Recovery Disc” made for this exact model. The user does not have this disc in possession. Installing windows xp itself would not reinstall all of the utilities therefore the exact “Recovery Disc” used for this pc would need to be ordered. - You would not need the recovery cd if windows xp is installed and all the drivers are downloaded.
audreystar audreystar 6 years 20 weeks
SYMPTOMS: - Upon restart the computer goes to a prompt screen asking you to choose to boot from one of the following: Safe Mode, Safe Mode w/Networking, Safe Mode w/Command Prompt, Last Known Good Configuration, or Normal Windows Start Up. - No matter what option is selected the pc continues to reboot to the same screen - The bios (hold “esc” at Toshiba startup) will not allow you to move the arrow keys towards the “boot priority” selection. This is essential in order to boot the windows xp cd rom for a fresh installation of windows. - The only areas you can select in the bios are the “time/date” and “password” sections. There is no password on the bios at all so not being able to head towards the boot priority is a major issue. DIAGNOSIS: - The bios may be corrupt and might need to be flashed/updated in order to set the boot priority to allow a windows disc the capability to run and install - This computer may have been known to have a bios corruption. This would leave the user in a bad situation when trying to reinstall windows due to a security breech. - There may be a hardware failure/crash involving the motherboard or hard drive. This could be due to a power surge, neglect, damage, water spill, etc. - There may be an issue with the keyboard involving the bios options or the keyboard itself may need to be repaired. - The bios may be infected with a virus or it is corrupt in itself. - A hardware crash is a possibility - The master boot record (mbr) may be seriously infected
wynter wynter 6 years 20 weeks
Yeah, I watched a video on how to do it, but I'm too faint of heart for it! lol I'll save that for Jason. I'd probably mess things up worse than they are now, and he'll be home in another hour. It's already been 5 hours so I don't think another will hurt it too much.
colormesticky colormesticky 6 years 20 weeks
There are instructions online for how to pop the keys off, pull the housing off, and dry the insides with a hairdryer. Although hot chocolate might leave a residue.
wynter wynter 6 years 20 weeks
Hit enter too soon - Thanks Aud! Thanks Linz - I hope we don't lose anything either. Luckily, my pics are all on photobucket, shutterfly, or still on the SD card so I won't lose too awful much if I do.
wynter wynter 6 years 20 weeks
It's a Toshiba Satellite P105. I e-mail Toshiba tech support, but they haven't answered yet. I'm not sure how much help they'll be since this isn't a warranty issue other than telling me to send it in and pay a fortune (if that's the case - we're taking it to a local, cheaper place for repair).
audreystar audreystar 6 years 20 weeks
hmmm?? what is the make and model? perhaps we can find a help question that gives some input on the web.
MotoLinz MotoLinz 6 years 20 weeks
Stinky! :( I hope it can be fixed and that you didn't lost anything.
wynter wynter 6 years 20 weeks
Nope - it goes to the Toshiba screen, and I can get into BIOS but the HDD isn't being recognized. :/ I tried starting it up with the recovery disks, but that didn't work either. Jason is going to kill me when he gets home...it's barely a year old.
audreystar audreystar 6 years 20 weeks
does it give you an option to pick the safe mode or an option to pick the last time it was working properly?