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Frozen Toshiba NB200


spiderlegz
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Hi all, I have an issue with a Toshiba NB200 netbook & need some advice please. I’ve reinstalled Windows XP SP3 but the screen freezes on the XP logo when booting. Initially the touchpad & keyboard kept locking up, also had a few BSOD a few times, which prompted the reinstallation. The pad & keyboard failed to work the first time, hard drive was not recognised the second time, RAM the fourth time but on the 5th attempt everything went fine until the XP loading page after installation. Strangely enough though, it boots into safe mode with no problems. While in safe mode I updated the BIO’s to the latest version & also installed all the hardware drivers with the latest versions but it still freezes on normal boot. The HDD, RAM etc must be ok as it wouldn’t boot into safe mode? Maybe the motherboard is the issue? No error messages pop up at all. I’m completely out of things to try & have searched high & low for some info (including Toshiba’s support) but am hoping that someone could help me on this site. Thanks in advance.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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If its working OK in safe mode then its definitely a drive problem.

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spiderlegz

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So, motherboard screwed do you think?

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buteman

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If you can still get into safe mode with networking maybe try this.

http://www.innovative-sol.com/drivermax/

It will check your drivers for you but will only let you update 2 per day with the free version.

Worth a try as nothing else is working.

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spiderlegz

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Used Drivermax & then went in search of all the other drivers that it recommended, installed them all & guess what? Yup it still freezes aaaaargh!

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buteman

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Have you tried going into msconfig and removing everything from Start up that you don't need to run.

Can you connect to the internet in safe mode with networking.If so maybe download and run this just in case there is a little nastie stuck in there somewhere.

http://www.surfright.nl/en

Have you downloaded all of the Windows updates or can't you download them in safe mode.

Nothing showing in device manager now.

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spiderlegz

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Yup tried the msconfig option. Also ran the hitman pro scan & no malware was found. There is two yellow question marks in device manager but am unable to find out what the hardware is exactly. I downloaded 270,000 xp drivers in two bundles & searched all of them using the hardware wizard but to no avail. I'm wondering if the hardware can only be installed in normal mode? Thanks for your help Buteman

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Try SIW to tell you exactly what equipment is fitted

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spiderlegz

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Hi all, just thought I would bring this post up to date.

I exhausted absolutely everything that was suggested in this thread & still had no joy, so just before Xmas I decided to take some extreme action. I purchased an identical 'working' Netbook for a mere £80, removed the hard drive & stuffed it 'as if it was a turkey' into the problematic Netbook in question...it froze in the exact same manner & was unsure weather to cheer or force the damn thing into the nearest roadside drain. I then purchased a new motherboard (£70), cloned the hard drive from the working machine & it really was a Paul Daniels moment as it sprang into life, happy days. I was £150 down, but couldn't stand to be beaten by it. Anyway, received £50 for fixing the Netbook, sold the other £80 Netbook for £160 & even managed to get £40 for the strangely 'faulty but not faulty' motherboard. £100 for weeks of sleepless nights & giving you guys headaches too, doesn't seem worth while I say, but alas it finally got sorted & it's all good.

Thank you everyone that offered input & wish you all a very happy new year.

PC Advisor rocks!

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