Portege M400 system hangs after Vista system restore
My system crashed by doing a system restore. Now on startup it gives errors. When I boot from the CD, I go for the choice of the partition to install on and there is no partition, and it has this error:
No hard drive found. Click on load a driver to provide for installing mass storage driver.
I went to Toshiba and Microsoft for help. Or can direct me to the right solution. I can't find my recovery disk. I have just the windows installation disc. Is there an easy fix for this?
* original title - cannot fine partition on Portege M400 during installation of Windows Vista Business 32 bit.*
For any problem, reinstall Vista, contact the manufacturer of your laptop.
Here is the General info on reinstallation of Vista:
Vista recovery media obtain and/or use the Partition Recovery Vista on your computer to the factory settings .
There is no Vista free download legal available.
Contact your computer manufacturer and ask them to send a recovery disk/s Vista set.
Normally, they do this for a cost of $ small.
In addition, ask them if you have a recovery Partition on your computer/laptop to restore it to factory settings.
See if a manual provided with the computer or go to the manufacturer's website, email or you can call for information on how to make a recovery.
Normally, you have to press F10 or F11 at startup to start the recovery process...
Another way I've seen on some models is press F8 and go to a list of startup options, and launch a recovery of standards of plant with it, by selecting the repair option.
Also ask them if it is possible to do the recovery disk/s for the recovery Partition in case of a system Crash or hard drive failure.
They will tell you how to do this.
Every computer manufacturer has their own way of making recovery disk/s.
Or borrow a good Microsoft Vista DVD (not Dell, HP, Acer, recovery disk/s etc).
A good Vista DVD contains all versions of Vista.
The product key determines which version of Vista is installed.
There are 2 disks of Vista: one for 32-bit operating system, and one for 64-bit operating system.
If install a cleaning is required with a good DVD of Vista (not HP, Dell recovery disks):
Go to your Bios/Setup, or the Boot Menu at startup and change the Boot order to make the DVD/CD drive 1st in the boot order, then reboot with the disk in the drive.
At the startup/power on you should see at the bottom of the screen either F2 or DELETE, go to Setup/Bios or F12 for the Boot Menu
MS advice on the conduct of clean install.
A tutorial on the use of a clean install
Super Guide Windows Vista Installation
After installation > go to the website of the manufacturer of your computer/notebook > drivers and downloads Section > key in your model number > get latest Vista drivers for it > download/install them.
See you soon.
Mick Murphy - Microsoft partner
I have a tablet pc toshiba M400 3 g brand new. It's great. But Iniatitly Winodws Xp 2005 tablet edition has been installed. Now I have installed Vista on this machine, everything works but module 3G of the exception.
3 g novatell seems to work, but with each 3g program, it gives an error that it can't find the card 3g. What can be the solution.
There is a sticker on the laptop with vista compatible...
The card 3G needs a driver compatible!
The Toshiba page a Novatel 3 G driver for Windows XP Tablet Edition, but NOT for Vista.
This software allows communication between the controller of 3G and your computer.
I would recommend research on Novatel site for a supported and compatible Vista driver 3G!
I bought this new tablet in 2007 with Vista Ultimate. I upgraded to 2 GB of RAM a few months ago and keep up to date on the OS and antivirus updates. During the last week, the system began to hang, usually using MS OneNote but also when you navigate on the web or other applications. The computer can be either in tablet mode or laptop mode, when this happens, and it is usually on a flat and level. The grip has become more common of yesterday and today, it does not even start. Whenever it crashes, including now the fan suddenly accelerates. Every time that requires a difficult stop - I hold the power button for 5-7 seconds. Whenever it starts after the hanging, he asks to go through safe mode. The last time he asked to open the Windows repair.
I guess I'll have to send in for service. After reading some other posts, I noticed that others have experienced similar problems and I was wondering if someone had succeeded in solving them?
> I upgraded to 2 GB of RAM a few months ago and keep up to date on the OS and antivirus updates
You said you did a RAM upgrade these computers portable behavior can be caused by RAM memory modules defective too.
Love all: _
You should also check if your laptop temperature is not too high.
In many cases if the temperature is too high the Windows OS on the laptop crashes and freezes.
I think after a long period of use, the vents may be blocked and this would prevent air from traffic and internal parts would not be properly cooled.
I clean my fans and cooling grids from time to time with a jet of compressed air. In this case, you could get rid of the dust and debris that is mainly responsible for these issues
New to the group, but a user of merger for a long time on a MacBook Pro 2009.
It's a little complicated, but here are the facts:
I have experienced a complete hard drive failure but had the system saved Time machine. After installing the new drive (Samsung 850 EVO SSD, 500 GB), I installed Snow Leopard from a dvd. I then did a restore from Time Machine since the last backup and most things worked very well. However, when I started Fusion (v8.0 at the time), I got the blue screen of death in Windows 7. After a few attempts, he found a remedy that helped win 7 to start normally and everything seemed to work fine. So I decided to upgrade the OS to El Capitan, and I'm back to the blue screen of death of Win 7. Nothing I've tried has worked to get Windows started, I can't start even in Safe Mode.
I tried a manual uninstall complete Fusion 8 and reinstalled, but no change. I don't have much on the partition for Windows, really, just 3 programs I can not run in OS X, no storage data here either. Time, as I see it, I have two choices: 1) do an another Time Machine restore and downgrade of El Capitan by returning to the previous configuration. (2) do a complete reinstallation of Windows 7 and Fusion.
If there is a way to just do a reinstall of Windows, I'm ready for that, too. (However, since the upgrade of the El Capitan I can't use the optical dvd drive with all disks based on Windows... already reported)
Any help would be appreciated.
As a follow-up, not long after my post, I get a call from VmWare support. (I submitted a ticket) Most excellent service. She takes control of my computer remotely and speaks to me through a new facility and a new virtual machine. I had downloaded a new version of Win 7 for installation and all went well.
During the conversation I forget I wanted to install Win 10, but my system was apparently not compatible due to a graphics card or driver. She informs me that she has a solution for this and I am trying to install Win 10.
Besides the support of VMWare!
I spent several hours working through the Vista upgrade only. After a restart the process, I get a BSOD now reporting a page fault. Microsofts advice was to regularize the upgrade and then try again. Useful (or not) This resulted in the same second time around. The office is now closed for the weekend, probably because no one gets questions Friday night / on weekends?
There is a KB on support.microsoft.com (kb 939720) which refers to a similar problem and a fix, but you can not download it - you must call. All other users Portege had the same problem and how they have solved their?
just a quick question: have you already installed the BIOS compatible Vista on your computer? It s one of the most important steps before installing the 'wonderful' on your drive Vista hard (I don't understand why you need but it s OK your machine... ;))
If it isn't already, go to the website of Toshiba Driver download and download the latest BIOS for machine (Vista compatible) which is absolutely essential if you decided to put Windows Vista on your computer.
Here´s the link:
Would appreciate any comments about your situation.
I have exactly the same problem with a Portege M400.
After an hour or 2 the fan becomes extremely noisy and the PC freezes. The computer base would become too hot to the touch, and in fact stickers youcef/Microsoft and barcode based turned Brown due to heat.
The only way to solve the problem seems to be to shut down the PC so 15-minutes and restart.
When this happens, I usually only outlook running, Norton and a browser!
This hs happening for about 6 months. I cleaned the fan but this made no difference - anyone know a fix?
If you have cleaned the cooling modules and if this t n helps, then you should get in touch with technicians from the ASP.
Maybe the laptop it apart and must be cleaned inside.
It is a very delicate procedure. Moreover, the thermal grease that I placed between the CPU and cooling modules should be renewed.
After a long period of use, thermal grease becomes dry and is unable to channel the heat created by CPU.
Last but not lease you must always use your laptop on a table. Use it in bed or lying on his knees. In this case the fan would not get enough air and this leads to a higher temperature.
My home edition vista recently will not start. After I turned it on, it loads for a while and stops automatically. I tried pressing some buttons for example F2, F8, F10 function for repair and recovery, and it is able to load the previously saved startup page. After that I turned it off, it cannot start again. I tried twice on the recovery of reparation and restored successfully, but now the repair and recovery seems no longer works.
(1) what should I do if I managed to open the start page?
(2) what could be the cause of it? In any case to restore so that it will work like new?
See if that helps you.
Startup Repair options.
Do a Safe Mode system restore to before the problem started.
How to access Safe Mode
If it doesn't, try a startup repair and / or a system restore using a DVD of Vista from Microsoft
Manufacturers recovery disks normally do not have Service Options; they are normally a relocation to the factory only settings option.
Here is the guide to repair Options using a Vista DVD from Microsoft.
If a friend or a work acquantance of yours has one, you can borrow and use it for repairs.
Table of contents
- Overview of Windows Vista repair options
- How to perform an automatic repair of Windows Vista using Startup Repair
- Advanced Tools Overview
If you do not or can not borrow a Microsoft DVD there is a download of a file ISO of Vista Startup Repair available that you can put on a Bootable floppy to make the above startup repair and that the method is recommended by a large number of posters in these Forums.
Unfortunately, you have to buy it.
Here is a link to it:
You can contact your computer manufacturer and ask them to send you a set of recovery disks.
They should do this for a small fee.
To reinstall Vista using their recovery disk/s, you start from the 1st recovery disk they provide and follow the manufacturer's instructions to reinstall:
You need to change the Boot order to make the DVD/CD drive 1st in the boot order:
How to change the Boot order in BIOS:
"How to replace Microsoft software or hardware, order service packs and replace product manuals.
And if you have never received a recovery disk when you bought your computer, there should be a recovery on the drive Partition hard reinstall Windows how much you bought your computer.
The recovery process can be started by pressing a particular combination of the key or keys at startup. (Power on / start)
Maybe it's F10, F11, Alt + F10, etc., depending on the manufacturer.
Them or us ask the right sequence of key.
Some manufacturers have more available Vista recovery disks.
If this happens, you may need to try this instead:
You can also borrow and use a Microsoft Vista DVD, which contains the files for the different editions of Vista (Home Basic, Home Premium, Business and Ultimate) must be installed. The product key on your computer / Laptop box determines what Edition is installed.
Other manufacturers recovery DVDs are should not be used for this purpose.
And you need to know the version of 'bit' for Vista, as 32-bit and 64-bit editions come on different DVDs
Here's how to do a clean install of Vista using a DVD of Vista from Microsoft:
"How to do a clean install and configure with a full Version of Vista '
And once the operating system is installed, go to your computer manufacturer's website and get the latest drivers for your particular model or laptop computer.
And phone Activation may be necessary when you use the above installation method.
"How to activate Vista normally and by Activation of the phone '
See you soon.
Hello. My wife's computer has been attacked by malware. It all hid on the desktop and the start menu as well as all his personal files, has launched a large number of pop-up windows - up with fake error messages and then prompted to pay an unknown technical support source. I used the Vista system restore to restore the system to a few days before the attack. According to the instructions of Windows help, the system restore should not affect his personal files. I was hoping that his files would be present again after the restore, but they are still missing. The malware seems to have disappeared now. Any suggestions on where its files can be located or what measures you need a professional to get back them?
You may also still have some malware installed.
Read the information on the link provided (Section 19 and 21) on the way to "unmask" data and Start Menu as a few skins of Malware.
While you're there, it would be a good idea to follow in their footsteps of malware removal to ensure that your system is clean.
This is a very good general Malware cleaning page there.
See you soon.
Œuvres of mouse pointer, but the catch systems when I click on any element of the bar of tasks or office. OK works in safe mode. System Restore to a date before the updates does not help. I've eliminated all unnecessary programs in menu start, including NVIDIA drivers, but the problem persists. Any suggestions? Thank you!
Hi Mathew and Imran;
Thank you. After several reboots, add and remove services, I believe a solution to the problem. It seems that McAfee Total Protection disliked among updates August 11... or the update did not like 'total Protection '.
After much frustration, I removed any trace of McAfee, first using windows uninstaller, then running the downloaded program to uninstall McAfee. I then installed Microsoft Security Essentials and downloaded and re-installed McAfee Site Advisor.
I don't think I have the same level of protection as I had before, but the system is faster and I think that I have an adequate level of security. I'll leave it as it is for now.
I don't want this post as a blow against McAfee, they are an industry leader in computer security and 'Total Protection' provided exactly that. We have a second PC in our House... material of identical office however, but under Vista Home Premium, whereas this one is running Vista Business. Home Premium system runs 'Total Protection' and has not experienced the same problem, as the system of the company. What's up mind dat? It runs more slowly, probably because of McAfee files analysis procedures.
If Security Essentials works well in the coming months on this system, I can install it on the other system, as well as on my laptop. In more than 10 years (from Windows 98 to Vista), we always used McAfee products and have NEVER had a viral infection. Is it because of MCafee or our own due diligence? Assume that this is not serious.
Thanks again for your help. You got me on the right track! Best regards... TeeDubTW
Who can help me to WHO:
Sorry for fast hiking, misspellings, it's late and I do not use my normal computer to this problem I have.
I am currently sympthym to start the black screen with a white cursor (furniture, put in construction in the middle) with my laptop Dell Studio 15 (model 1537) that running Vista Ultimate 64 bit SP2. He started tonight after repeatively, I tried to restore to a date prior to the System Restore tool. I wanted to get back to Monday due to some software installations. However, each attempt to restore failed and then after the 3rd or 4th attempt, when I tried to restart, I was faced with a window very long stop, and I was impacient and pressed and held the power button to stop it. Subsequent starts, I've known this problem with no solution having been found for the moment.
I tried several things at first, such that I tried Ctrl-alt-del, control-shift-esc, blindly connect with my fingerprint. I tried windows key combos, but no luck. Still stuck with screen black mouse cursor
I have my vista ultimate 64 bit installation disc, and I started with the dvd and tried to fix it. Automatic repair tool says he finds a problem with my start and had a difficulty to which I applied and rebooted. But it did not work.
Then, I tried to boot from the dvd again and did the repair option again, this time, Autostart reparir tool see nothing wrong with my start and I tried a system restore, but alas, it failed after having worked for a bit. Telling something about restoration being corrupted. I tried command prompt (X:\Source) and make chkdsk c: /p (which btw, implies / f as well) and it found some errors and repaired them or what not was wrong to write to newspapers, even if and then after long waiting, returns to the c: prompt. No effect.
On subsquent dvd boots, I tried the option to command line renaming a "Logs" directory and create a directory "Logs" empty (which was mentioned in some research online and even in a few posts here), but that has not solved the problem for me either.
Dvd later boots, I have tried regedit solution method, where you will load a SYSTEM key and set some sort of AUTHORITY NT set... but when I checked key, she was already the correct setting.
Then I learned that I could press the "Shift" key repeatedly while mode cursor screen black/white/and try the propmpt for keys pop-up to sticky. But he said no 'link' as many instructions in this message box. When I click 'Yes' to sticky keys, nothing is displayed and the pop-up closes. Ditto for the 'no '. There is no mention of accessibility settings.
I tried all modes of security, but just a white cursor plu experience. I have tried to use "last known configuration', 'debug mode', 'start logging mode', mode"disable driver signing"and again, the same thing, the cursor of the black and white screen. I'm really at my wit's end, and I don't want REALLY to re - install everything (operating system, programs, settings, etc.) ... I did not back upward, and I use this machine without problem for more than a year.
I remember once XP has a "repair install" mode which was really obvious to end users, since it looked almost identical to a clean install. I have also heard (but can't really confirm) Vista has no such a fashion, that, by clicking on install, he repaired to the simular OS to XP disks how would repair their facilities. I can't risk my data/programs/settings for accidental clean installation. Help, please!
According to me, put it back in place, is the only solution to your problem!
I've lost the ability to connect to the internet after system restore. I tried a few different dates, but have the same problem. I have tried many of the rememdies on the forums, but now luck. I havn't seen all that is exactly what I'm going thru, so I thought that I have that would give a shot.
The connection is through a wireless router. No problem before the system restore (other than a virus major that I have my daughter!). I have another computer I'm on now has been and still works fine. I tried the following...
Rounter unplugged for 5 minutes
reset the network adapter
several things through "command window" (do not remember so)
I tried several dates on the system restore
I'm so frustrated.
I would be grateful to anyone who helps!
1 you get an error message when trying to connect to the Internet?
2. what web browser do you use? Is - Internet Explorer or a different browser?
3. do you have any security software installed on the computer?
Troubleshooting Internet connection problems can be a challenge because there are so many possible causes. First of all, try this step and check the result.
Open Network Diagnostics by right-clicking the network icon in the notification area, then click on diagnose and repair.
For more information on troubleshooting Internet connection problems, see this link:
Post back with the results, so that we can help you further.
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After windows auto updates can't open Internet Explorer, but can open firefox. Vista Home Premium, CA Security Suite. Can do system restore and get on, but it will update the next day and problem reports.
I get a popup to firewall this tells me Internet Explorer tent to access internet I click on allow but get no results. Then I get this page can not be displayed, and you are not logged as an administrator
Welcome to the Microsoft Answers site!
Perform a system restore and then try to install each updates manually one by one. Each time that you install the update, restart the computer. Take note of the update that is causing the problem and let us know. We will be in a better place to help you if we know the exact update which is causing the problem.
To run the system restore
1. Click Start, type system restore in the search box, and then click System Restore in the list programs.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or a confirmation, type your password or click on continue.
2. in the System Restore dialog box, click on choose a different restore point and then click Next
3. in the list of restore points, click a restore point created before you started having the problem, and then click Next
4. click on finish
Note: When you perform the system restore to restore the computer to a previous state, programs and updates that you have installed are removed.
For more information, please follow the below given link:
How to repair the operating system and how to restore the configuration of the operating system to an earlier point in time in Windows Vista
Hope this information is useful.
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I installed service pack 2 about 2 weeks ago.
Last week I had began to experience problems with sync to my PDA using the center of the mobile device, so I did a system restore to the previous week.
Now, I am unable to reload the service pack 2, or cancel the system restore. I get the failure messages, even after trying the auditor of preparation KB947821.
The last message reads "error_sxs_component_store_corrupt (0 x 80073712)".
How can I get around this?
Try the solutions who mow green MVP gives in the thread above.
See you soon. Mick Murphy - Microsoft partner
I had to do a system restore a few weeks, now I start and get the message "the windows vista product key you typed is invalid for activation" but he worked for 4 years. now HP tells me I pay $ 130 move to 7 since vista is old.
) Click the Start button
(2) type: slui.exe 3 and press the Enter key
(3) enter the product key from the sticker on your computer
4) click on the next button.
(5) you will be asked if want to enable, click ok
(6) it will attempt to activate over the Internet and will return an error of invalid key (it of ok, go to step 7)
7) click the Start button
(8) type: slui.exe 4 and press the Enter key
(9) select your location from the menu drop-down and click on the next button
(10) the next screen provides the number to call to activate by phone
NOTE: when you call this number, you will first hear an automatic voice who will try to activate Vista for you. If the automated voice gives you an option to speak to a representative of Activation Live, select this option. If this is not the case, do not enter all the numbers. This should force the voice automated transfer you to a Live Activation Rep. trying to activate through the automated voice will not work, in your case, your Activation will be successful only through the Live Activation Rep.
Once completed, you may need to restart twice.
HelloI have recently restored the whole system on the HP to my sister a virus that I was unable to remove it manually.The system restore went well until it has reached the point where he was going to reinstall Windows. The computer just turned itself off and the software installation was not complete. I am able to reinstall again. I must therefore hold the CTRL + alt + delete, go to Task Manager, click on audit.exe and complete the process to turn on the computer. But I can't do anything with it in safe mode. The main problem is: I can't connect to the internet! Even if the network discovery is on it will not find my wireless network. What can I do on the internet? And is it possible to install Windows again without the CD?Thanks in advance!
· You are able to boot to the desktop in normal mode? If this isn't the case, then you get any code or message?
· How did you did system restore?
· Are you referring to the system recovery using the recovery partition or the drive?
I suggest that you start in safe mode with network and check if you can access the internet?
Note: select SafeMode with networking among the startup options.
Respond with the required information so that we can help you further.
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