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Old 02-10-2008, 09:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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k i have a couple of active threads about an old toshiba laptop that was having frequent STOP ERRORS despite formats and clean installs now i cant even get that computer to POST...

fine... i removed the hdd and put it in an even older compaq since all it was lacking was a working hdd wiped it fresh install of win2000 pro set to update and........ woke up this moring and the processor..... FING FRIED ITSELF!!!!!! NO FING JOKE!!!! i woke up smelling smoke and low and behold smoke it pouring and i do mean pouring out of the back...

this might be a completely seperate issue but idk so i figured id throw it in there

i just have a couple of questions Y?!?!#^(^$^@%&*%# im utterly frustrated and losing what little bit of sanity i had left... is there ANY possible thing (virus or that type thing) that could get around a virus scan, rootkit scan, spyware scan, format, os reinstall, virus scan, rootkit scan in that order???? i connected this hdd to my tower and pulled all the files from it and scanned it with everything but it didnt find anything so i have scanned this hdd 3-4 times with different scanners (unfortunately not different programs all avg stuff also ran a hjt nothing) with nothing showing up. could this be a virus that has the ability to somehow affect bios or hardware components??? idk i just cant believe that 2 laptops would have problems without something having gone wrong. any help would be great...


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Old 02-10-2008, 10:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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first of all, how long did you have the laptop you fried on, all night? lol, if you got a different error each time i suspect its the RAM being faulty. you can burn a disk of memtesting tools from Ultimate Boot CD - Overviewhas alot of boot tests for cpus etc hardware.

as for a bios virus well, ive never heard of one and its also possible that the installation disks you are using are messed up.

i mean, thats the link between the two.
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Old 02-10-2008, 10:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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wow that was quick thanks

yes all night but i have never had a problem with it before i have left it on for a week straight and no problem. its a 1999?? compaq presario 12XL300B

well the toshiba will not do anything not even system beep...

i was running 2 different operating systems xp on the toshiba and 2000pro on the compaq so it cant be installation. also i have used that xp cd b4 and it works fine
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yeh i'd never leave my laptop on all night not without good ventilation anyway lol.

only thing i can think of is bad RAM. that would cause random crashes, next time you get an error slap it in google
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well it was on one of those laptop cool mat things and i have never had a problem with this thing overheating 600mhz celeron seems to run rather cool

i cant even get an error on the toshiba... the screen will not come on (i guess) but i cant get to bios i cant throw in a boot disk i cant to anything i was just hoping that some one would be able to help me figure out a way to get it back working
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take the hard drive out of the toshiba and try to boot it again, sometimes hard drives can be ****y like that.
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nope i have removed hdd, cdrom, ram everything and still nothing
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if you can try a power supply that isnt burnt out lol

otherwise i cant think of what to suggest, if you've taken it all out and still nothing.
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