Re: Satellite L20-155 crashes randomly
You have a strange problem with the Satellite L20-155, about three years.
During use, it just hangs. The mouse is not responding. No error message in the event log, using windows XP Professional Ed. Screen is frozen.
I have seems to happen randomly. Sometimes after 5 minutes, sometimes 10. Sometimes, it crashes then on the XP Welcome screen. \
Open the folder to see if there was a lot of dust in the fan to avoid a temperature problem. This was not the case. The fan was clean and properly in the course of execution.
Tried to start the pc in safe mode. Because in safe mode I don't seem to have problems, I decided to reinstall XP everywhere because I thought he might have had a software problem, but during the installation, the PC crashes also. Everything freezes. No response what so ever. He tried twice. In the copy of the files, the PC crashes.
Has someone experienced similar problems?
This sounds like a hard drive problem?
I would like to know suddenly course where I have buy a new hard drive.
I agree with Abe. I had a similar problem with my old Satellite phone. I did HDD test and discovered that there were many defective sectors.
Computer laptop start works well, but after a while I noticed the same symptoms as you. If possible, try to get the new HARD drive, Exchange and I am 100% sure that everything will be OK again.
The BIOS on my laptop seems to be corrupted.
I checked section Service and support but my (Dutch) is no longer on the current list.
Download laptop L20 refer to different models than my - 155.
Who can help me with a proper BIOS of restoring files, or can I use any BIOS L20?
> The BIOS on my laptop seems to be corrupted.
Why do you think that?
Satellite L20-155 belongs to the PSL2XE series and on the Toshiba Web site that is only available for version 2.20 update (you can see more information).
Top members Co,
After several research reading etc in this forum and on the pages of Toshiba-Novell-Linux groups here in my country (Netherlands) I only found something on which distro is capable with my L20-155.
My wish is to install an Os (Suse 10.1) and say a well-intentioned through window$ for the last years.
Are there members with experience and/or good recommendation?
Thanks so far
I read this ad, and it seems that the distribution Linux Mandriva 2006 works correctly on the units.
Unfortunately, the agent support Toshiba doesn't Linux and, therefore, you will find not all Toshiba for Linux drivers on all laptops.
I recently bought a toshiba l20-155, when I attach to my TV, I get no image on my screen.
When I choose in windows xp to enlarge my desktop computer for a second monitor, I still don't see anything on my television.
also I checked on the ATI website for the latest drivers and I checked the s-video cable and my television channel.
Please help me!
If your laptop computer is properly connected to the TV using just the FN + F5 key combination to switch to the TV. Also check that your TV S-video port is enabled.
You don? t need all the drivers because preinstalled driver is already tested with TV and there everything is OK.
On this path, I will also recommend to visit the http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com page and under SUPPORT & DOWNLOADS you will find TROUBLESHOOTING page. You will find many useful documents in the Knowledge Base.
Hi, I have a problem - my L20 freezes and has to be rebooted when I try to capture DV video in Premiere Pro 2.0 (but also in other programs). What should I do?
BIOS version - V1.70
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2
ATI RADEON XPRESS 200 M Series worm = 188.8.131.5253
Conexant AC - Link Audio worm = 184.108.40.2060
I studied a little more on the European database FAQ Toshiba and found this document useful:
Running Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0 laptop freeze or crash
It seems that the Realtek High Definition Audio driver might be responsible for these issues.
I would recommend following the instructions in the document Toshiba
I recently bought the laptop above and could not be happier, bar one exception, every time I try to play a game (what happened with all the games I've tried) the machine stops after a random amount of time, whether it's 5 minutes or an hour.
After reading the manual I first thought it was a problem, but after cutting all the settings at least I always get the same heating problem. I tried to update the bios and the graphics card, but the problem persists, any advice would be greatly appreciated.
I also think that it is an overheating problem. Maybe the cooling system is not getting enough fresh air and must be cleaned. Search this forum, it must be described some methods.
My keyboard I am pushing the "Fn" key all the time!
How can I solve this problem?
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H6w can s63ve th5s-r6b3e +.
(This happens when I don't push the 'Fn' key...)
Usually, if the function FN + F10 or FN + F11 is enabled if the function FN key are locked and you can use the small gray panels on the keys without pressing the FN key.
In this case, please check if you can disable it.
When I insert the power chords in my laptop, it won't charge batteries. The light, which should be on when the powersuply is inserted, would light up.
At first, I had to turn the cable some, in order to leave work, but since today it does even more.
This means that the adapter is broken? How can this be? My laptop is only 6 months old!
If I have to buy a new adapter, can I use an adapter that works on 19V?
If the laptop is 6 months old the warranty is still valid. Contact service partner in your country. They will test adapter and if defective you will get a new. Do not buy anything.
With the models to screen witch can I replace my old a broken?
Where can I find/order it?
I want to replace by myself, because the warranty period has already passed a few months.
It is a 15 "display...
Type: TFT XGA display
Internal resolution: 1024 x 768
Y at - there someone here who can tell me where I can order it?
You have answered your question yourself;
It s a 15 screen and generally all 15 screens must be compatible.
By the way; such screen cost a small fortune; the TFT screen is one of the parts expensive notebooks. I recommend looking for some of the second hand.
But if you want to buy a new, then you can also order the ASP in your country.
Can I replace the real 60 GB HARD drive with a 120 GB HARD drive without any other upgrade?
I use Vista with 1 GB of Ram. Thank you. Tony
I think that this will not be a problem also without any other change.
My Satellite L20-100 crashed & it took me 24 hours to recover (using the provided factory product recovery CD) & for reinstalling other software & updates.
Now I'm afraid, it may crash again & I have 11 GB of software. I had a function on my Windows XP console start > programs > Accessories > system tools > create backup disk (or recovery) before it crashed, but it is no longer present.
ANY THOUGHTS? URGENT PLEASE!
I recommend you to use a very good third party software called NORTON GHOST. I use it for a year. You can create own recovery DVDs and use any time when there is a problem.
I do the same thing. This created individual image is recorded on the partition d. If I want to have the new facility that I simply start GHOST and the partition c is crushed.
If you need more info please let me know.
I have a very annoying problem: when I use audio-cd, my Satellite tends to crash with a blue screen. When it crashes, blue screen, scrolls and immediately a black screen and a restart follows.
It is probably a driver problem, because I have three audioprograms installed (Windows Media player, Sonic Stage MiniDisc and I-tunes).
Can someone give me advice? Thanks in advance
It would be useful to know what the error message is when you get the blue screen. I suggest that you disable the restart automatic installation so that your laptop stops on the blue screen and you can read the error.
To disable the auto restart: -.
1. right click on 'My computer' icon and then click on "Properties".
2. click on the "Advanced" tab
3. click on 'Settings' in the section starting and recovering (towards the bottom of the window).
4 uncheck 'automatically restart '.
Please post again all the details of the blue screen error message.
Hello, in the middle of the month of August, I bought a satellite a660-155, PSAW0E-00U00DEN S/N 5A214647K.
It is registered under warranty until the Aug2011.
After less than a week, it refused to start.
I rang support and they recommended that I use the recovery discs to restore to factory condition. I did and spent the next 3 nights reload software and my backup disk data.
Since then he refuses sometimes to start the hard drive with a relative error that it cannot rfind and then ask which drive to boot from. If I select the hard drive, it starts later. Sometimes when running he crashes and then restarts.
Last night, after that it had not been used for a few days, I woke up he "sleep" mode. I logged on okay, but then the blue logo 'circly' comes on, spinning away happily, and nothing else (just for logging on the text). After 30 minutes, I pressed the power button to turn off because the cell phone was totally insensitive.
On commissioning, I got a white screen for 30 minutes, then the Startup Repair option.
I launched it and check start lasted almost an hour and an hour, then he said, trying to repair. After a few hours, I left and went to bed. This morning, he showed the guest of logon and connected properly, as if nothing had ever happened.
I lost confidence in Toshiba laptops, (I am responsible for computer SCIENCE) and I've never seen this problem before on a so-called quality machine. I only ise it fot simple e-mail/internet/word documents.
All I can conclude is that there is little material defective (hard drive) that stops responding intermittently.
I sent support at 07:00 this morning, but have not had a response.
Can you help me? This machine needs ideally replace or repair collection, back in working condition 100% reliable. Could someone please contact me to see where I go from here?
Under the law of consumption, you have a duty to rectify my sad situation, that the flaw exists again.
Thanks for the info!
Seems to replace the HARD drive would solve!
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Sync is disabled. It happens on different Web pages.
How can this be repaired?
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