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Go to system restore and pick a date where you did not have an issue w/ your pc. Once selected, the system will reset to that point.

Toshiba... | Answered on Mar 11, 2011

Is this when you try and run a program?
Try restarting your computer to free it up.

Toshiba... | Answered on Mar 02, 2011

Please give details with what program are you using the web cam? e.g skype, google talk etc
I hope I have been of help but please do not hesitate to ask if you have any further questions.
I appreciate your vote if you appreciate my reply.

Toshiba... | Answered on Feb 28, 2011

Just before it boots, press F8 and choose Restore from the menu.
If your Restore partition is still intact, that will reload Windows and delete the data.

Toshiba... | Answered on Feb 18, 2011

Download a utility programme called asc-setup from IObit.com THis is a freeware utility that will repair your registry errors and much more if you purchase the whole system.
When you have run it go to toshiba.com and download the latest drivers.
That will sort your problems out for you.

Toshiba... | Answered on Feb 10, 2011

I have the same problem, were you able to find a solution?

Toshiba... | Answered on Feb 06, 2011

It might be in sleep mode.

Hold the Power button for about 10 seconds until the laptop turns off.

Push power button to turn on.

God Bless You!

Toshiba... | Answered on Feb 05, 2011

If you were to log on to the toshiba.com web site, I think you will be pleasantly surprised as usually one is able to download if available, by model number, Customer Instruction Manuals, list of Dealers, for spare parts and service, Driver downloads and Installation Instructions as required.

This is the best way of ensuring up to date drivers for your system and they are free of charge!

There are no XP drivers to be found with Microsoft as that OS is no longer supported.

I hope this helps.

Toshiba... | Answered on Jan 26, 2011


The most common reasons are the battery, power adapter/cord and power jack.

If you move/wiggle the power adapter at the point where it connects to the laptop, and the power goes off and on, the power jack is the problem.

The power jack is inside the laptop and either needs soldering or replacement.

If no change, the power adapter is probably faulty and needs replacement.

Also, power off and remove the battery. If the laptop powers on with just the adapter connected, your battery is faulty.

If you are knowledgeable, remove the heatsink and apply new thermal paste.

But, it certainly could be the mobo.

Hope this helps.

Toshiba... | Answered on Jan 24, 2011

reset cmos unplug battery 15 to 20
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Toshiba... | Answered on Jan 15, 2011

Probably you will have to upgrade your drivers, specially power management.

Toshiba... | Answered on Jan 14, 2011

I can fix this
What is the last thing you did before this problem started?

Toshiba... | Answered on Jan 13, 2011

Hi Friend, In this case I would recommend you to try the following key combination :
Press and hold the CTRL and ALT and from the other hand press the up arrow key
Please let me know if it was of help?
Thank you.

Toshiba... | Answered on Jan 07, 2011


There is a hidden Administrator account that is created when your operating system is installed. Access that account and then reset your password.

1. Boot your computer and press F8 repeatedly
2. Access Safe Mode
3. Key in "Administrator" in Username, with no password.
4. Go to Control Panel, then User Accounts
5. Select the account you want to reset the password
6. Change the password

Hope this helps

Toshiba... | Answered on Dec 30, 2010

You need to replace the ac power cord of your laptop. IF replacing the power cord wont fix the problem. sadly you need to send your laptop to repair center for main board replacement.

Toshiba... | Answered on Dec 30, 2010

New keyboards can be found at tigerdirect.com and ofd course on Ebay and decent prices

Toshiba... | Answered on Dec 26, 2010

As far as I know, this laptop came with Windows Vista installed?

I also assume you have an wireless network set up and ready to use?


Toshiba... | Answered on Dec 21, 2010

This is the sign that the BIOS can't find Windows, it has been totally corrupted. Too late to save it, you must reinstall it.

Toshiba... | Answered on Dec 17, 2010

get this from my shared drive(read instructions in there)

and wipe your disk clean (Warning...this process will make you lose all data on disk so be careful, if posible backup all critical data that you need)
once done install WinXP SP3(get a Windows XP cd from a friend or download a pirated copy from net) look for "WinXP SP3 piratebay" in google

when installing WinXP make more than 2 partitions (C, D, E)
Install WinXP in C
once done, let Windows boot and show Desktop
install WinVista or Win7 in D
use E for saving your critical data

Toshiba... | Answered on Nov 29, 2010

There are several ways. Is there a specific program you are trying to use? there are websites like stickam.com. or aol instant messenger. Also yahoo messenger is another good one. I hope this helps. If you need further assistance please let me know.
Thank you,

Toshiba... | Answered on Nov 26, 2010

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