Satellite Pro L20: No boot screen
I have Toshiba Satellite laptop & for some reason any recently there is no boot menu or screen. Once windows has loaded the screen works fine but my windows is corrupt & I want to reinstall I can not do this in windows because of the errors & I cannot access the BIOS menu or even see the multiboot menu.
I wonder if a BIOS update will fix this, but I have to do this blind because I have nothing on the screen.
Can someone tell me what I have to press on if I had to do a blind update? Or is there another way to solve this problem (no boot menu screen).
You want to boot from the CD drive. Am I wrong?
In this case you can press F12 immediately after starting the laptop, and then the start menu should appear. Then you can choose the device you want to start.
The other possibility is to press the C key. There is an option to boot from the CD drive.
I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro L20 and it has a cracked screen.
Can I put any brand screen inside? Or should it be a special type?
It's a 15-inch screen, so as long as I don't have the same size, it should go all right in I guess.
Any help would be good.
I'm no technician but and I don't know if all the screens have a universal connector. So if possible try to visualize for laptop L20 to ensure the connector will be the right one.
On eBay you can find many parts for Toshiba laptop, so check it out. With a little luck, you can find cheap display there.
I have a L20 Pro Sam last week and it worked very well. Now when I turn on the screen is very very dark. About, I can do on the Windows logo when it loads, but I can't seem to make it bright again. When I plug in an external monitor it doesn't have this effect on the external monitor - some help please!
I agree with Tom, I would also say that there is something wrong with the Fl inverter or with the tube FL. well, is the only way to solve the problem is to replace the broken parts. In this case, you will need to contact Toshiba service in your country.
I have a toshiba satellite pro l20 series and it worked fine until yesterday.
the problem is that it restarts... Well actually, he stops in about 4 seconds after the start, remains closed for 1 or 2 seconds and then again
same problem occurs with or without the battery.
all I see is the Toshiba logo. I can enter the bios and when in the bios it does not stop.
When I get out of the bios, saving the changes he stops. and then begins by itsself after 2 seconds.
Please help me... How can I fix?
If the laptop goes through the Toshiba logo then maybe there is just something wrong with the software.
In this case, the first step should be again install the Toshiba Recovery CD.
Put the CD in the drive and try to boot from the CD.
After installation, all should work properly.
If it's not, so I guess there is a serious problem and service guys should check the laptop.
I've been running my L20 Pro Satellite for two years now, quite happy. Unfortunately, in the last 3 months, he began to misbehave. The startup time stretched to 5-10 minutes by that I mean time spent in "black" screen between the initials XP boot logo and the bright blue splash screen Windows. Playing sound/media crackled and stuttered badly through the loudspeaker. So, being reasonable technical, I've read various articles forum tried MSCONFIG tweaks here and there, removed all viruses etc... Nothing helps.
I began to suspect a HARD drive problem. CHKDSK has not shown any errors. I finally resolved to back up my data and attempt a complete recovery. (Virgin!)
Unfortunately, this is going to plan. medium 90% up to the end of the NVA Toshiba Recovery Utility 188.8.131.52 I think, started making subtle beeps and stopped on the 'X:\03596002 '. File of the GHS. The Green HARD-drive activity light has renounced his reassuring twinkling. Nothing.
Any suggestions tips out there? I am currently in the State where he can not start (no NTLDR found).
HDD on SP L20 interface is - Serial ATA Rev. 1. 0a.
For the replacement of Satellite Pro L20 HDD or upgrades, you can use follow hard drives:
With 4200 RPM.
With 5400 RPM
So, you can choose one of these hard disks for upgrade. If you now of 60 GB inside buy 100 GB for replacement.
Satellite Pro L20 - 164 running Windows XP. Get the initial window (press F2/F12) then just a white screen.
Any help welcome.
You mean that you cannot access the BIOS?
Usually by pressing F2 should lead you to the BIOS settings.
If this is not possible, then a problem of BIOS/motherboard might be reason for that
You are able to boot from the CD?
You can boot from CD by pressing C or F12. By pressing F12 should allow a start on the screen menu. Then you could choose ODD as a boot device.
Hope you can help. We have a 5 years satellite pro L20 who never gave a lot of days. It runs from Win XP, had an upgrade (crucial) memory to 2 GB and a new battery 4 years ago 4 years ago. 2 days ago, he simply left with the same noise you get when force a shutdown by holding the power button down. I tried to boot with no battery, just the sector and only on a charged battery. All to nothing does not.
I then read the button of power with the battery and removed sector I did after leaving it overnight. When I replaced the battery it started as usual and lasted 30 seconds before turning off again, and then he was dead. I have tried all combinations with the ram up to 1 stick or kidnapped and attempted to get the bios with the HDD outside as well. Still nothing.
I noticed that when I put the battery in 2 of the 3 flashes briefly, and now the button of pwer while pushing the battery causes a brief start 4 seconds.
Any ideas as to what this may be? I suspect that the hardware and software. Also, I tried a different power adapter, once again no results. It stays just off.
Thanks for any help...
I'm afraid it looks like a serious m hardware problem
My first idea was a malfunction of the RAM in such a case, you could replace and test the memory, but it seems that you have already tried
In my view there s something wrong with a motherboard or a part on the motherboard :(
In this case I n t think a replacement of the motherboard would be useful since this part is very expensive
I've had my laptop Satellite Pro L20 a year now and it has been slowing recently, especially when starting after being in hibernation mode.
It is even now not return back. I had placed it in hibernation, and then when I tried to turn it on again, it hummed as if it was put into service, but the screen remains blank.
I don't think that he is in communication with the rest of the laptop. I tried to restart it several times but I still can't out of his inactive hibernation mode and the monitor simply unresponsive.
Any help would be appreciated kindly!
> I've had my laptop Satellite Pro L20 a year now and it has been slowing recently,.
Maybe you should clean the HARD drive and also use defragmentation application to optimize the data saved on the HARD drive.
Back to your problem: I don't know if this will help, but you can try to do the BIOS update or install the latest driver from Toshiba support page display.
How can I restore my computer to factory settings Toshiba Satellite Pro L20
Take your Toshiba Recovery disk, put it in the CD/DVD drive and the start of this drive.
Then follow the information on the screen.
All that s.
For several months, I had problems with the keys suddenly works intermittently. Although brushing under the keys with a toothbrush relieved the problem for awhile it obviously was not the main cause. Each time, so not attributable to each of the keys of damaged to different keys.
When unplugging the power cable from the metal part is very hot, and I worked on the problem of keys occurs only when the computer is running on a/c AND the battery is fully charged. In other words, no problem on the battery or recharging. The adapter is also hot, but guess that's 'normal '.
The power cable has been tested directly from another outlet and not ongoing execution of the usual belkin surge protector, external sources seem so plotted on. I tried to find another cable/adapter to test but living very rural location of doubt this will be possible or practical.
The fan seems to work OK, the air coming out of the side is very hot. It does not appear to be clogged with dust. Also, the area of the laptop above the fan heats up.
Sometimes the computer crashes on black or blue screen (on iplayer lately, maybe other progs too) but the noise continues. I turned off by pressing the button for 5 seconds, but he still works for a while. I guess from overheating. But not some of it is always on a/c-do not charge, it may be on a/c-charge as well.
Sometimes the computer seems confused if he is re-load, on a/c or battery. At least the icon switches and requires a session to unplug the device before doing things.
Other times it is the machine of Angel since last two years! It's a Satellite Pro L20, the adapter's clover LiteOn 65W, 19V 3. 42 a. part PA3396E-1ACA (what I see is no longer available).
Searched through but not found any similar problem, but hope someone can advise me what to do next!
Thanks in advance
It doesn't sound good. According to the specifications of the laptop, you have the right AC adapter. In my opinion you should contact the partner of service authorized in your country. Make a call and I hope they can help you how to handle this issue.
It is also possible that they can send you new power adapter. Make a call and explain the situation. If you have need for addresses and phone numbers you can find under http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com > support & downloads > find an ASP.
I have a satellite Pro L20 running xp pro. We use at the school, connected to a projector to display on the screen for children to see.
the problem is that we use the Fn + F5 key on the laptop to scroll the screen option (two screens or not) but nothing happens, it seems that it does not meet our request. and the projector read no source found. Some days she turns on automatically, but when it doesn't. We are stuck, I tried to look into the display properties, but nothing here to try n force both screens light up. Help
Also try switching to the external device settings Intel. You can find it under Advanced display settings. I also recommend you to reinstall the TOSHIBA utilities. I'm not 100% sure but it may be responsible for the function FN + F5.
Also check Toshiba HWSetup under the view tab. Activate LCD + analog RGB option.
Hi, have a Satellite Pro L20. LED on the front of the laptop shows full battery (LED is green), "feed icon" on the screen shows the battery with virtually no load (16%), unit said "Recharge" but "%" battery does not increase.
When I remove the charger, battery falls '&' as the battery discharges. All clever people out there with any ideas?
Thanks in advance.
If you already tried different batteries, it appears to be a malfunction of the loading/control unit on the motherboard itself.
I think this case you can do anything and you need professional help of an authorized service provider. Guys can check your laptop and solve this problem.
Just need help to find a keyboard driver Toshiba Satellite Pro L20, I re-installed windows as my hard drive crashed and as was a second hand laptop he didn t come with recovery disks.
I downloaded every other player wireless, screen, sound, touch pad batch but I really struggle to find a m keyboard driver.
My laptop at the moment alone will keyboard type with the weird key, others do not work at all I use a plug to the keyboard for the time being, not very mobile.
Any help would be appreciated most.
Thank you to everyone who takes the time to read my problem.
Akuma is right. You should not install driver for keyboard functionality. Used keyboard driver Microsoft standard included in the operating system Windows XP Home/Vista edition.
So if some buttons do not work, there may be a problem with the keyboard itself and you need to replace.
My problem is with a Satellite Pro L20.
My hard drive broke so I replaced it. Now, when I try and install windows xp pro on the new hard drive, it does nothing. First of all, I put the disk it starts to load and say to support on enter to launch xp installation, R to repair windows or F2 to exit but when I press ENTER, nothing happens if I press R, it starts to look for windows in order to repair, but no windows system cannot be found because it s not been installed but know someone or have any good suggestions on how to get windows installed.
Any information would be most appreciated.
I could also just add that when the computer starts first and it s on the first boot of the bit with the Toshiba logo we have 2 options F2 and F12, none of them work when I press them and also when I pressed r in the window xp installation you should be able to type exit, and then enter to leave but some type of keys and some don't but be4 just broken hard drive it typed very well no problem, if it is the problem cos I can't press on enter how fist to solve the problem of keyboard?
Thank you once more for the reading of my problem.
I used a panel of USB plug-and-play installation of windows this fantastic worked
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I'm a uniform crackling noise that I've isolated to the headphone jack (green) of my Satellite Pro L20, who is just coming (2 days) for his first birthday, running XP Pro SP2 with all updates installed and no apparent driver problem.
This noise occurs without any sound applications to startup and running, namely when you tilt the computer and Windows loads or when you get back to windows after hibernation. If I plug headphones in this port, of course, the sound is removed. All audio applications seems to work OK (for example Windows Sound, iTunes, Etc.) and so it's disconcerting.
During the operating system boot process Windows uses a standard, stored audio file on the HARD drive.
This audio file can be disabled, or you can choose another.
This can be done in the control panel-> sound and audio devices-> Audio tab
Choose Start Windows box program of events and check if audio windows xp demarrage.wav the file plays without crackling noise.
If crackling noise appears then I assume that this file is corrupted.
You can also choose another file wav for this event or you can simply choose no and no sound will appear during the Windows startup process.
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