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Old 09-13-2010, 02:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone,i guess i need some help here.My laptop ,A Toshiba A215 S7414 with a dual boot setup with windows and ubuntu 10.04 was working perfectly until 2 weeks ago when i booted up.
The system now hangs if i press any key after the Toshiba boot up logo, Though if i don't press any key, the system starts successfully and i can then use the keyboard.
This has nothing to do with my dual boot because i changed hard drives and this issue still exists.
Even when i boot with xp or windows 7 cd , the system hangs if i press any key and the only solution is to use the power switch. I have even changed RAM, still no solution.Please i heed a great deal of help here.Thanks y'all
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Try resetting BIOS.
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Old 09-13-2010, 03:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Try resetting BIOS.
thanks ,i did that and even updated my bios.Is it possible its the keyboard?i'll get one tomorrow, but its still a probability. I just hope its only the keyboard.
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thanks ,i did that and even updated my bios.Is it possible its the keyboard?i'll get one tomorrow, but its still a probability. I just hope its only the keyboard.
Can you get into the bios, does the keyboard work in there? If it does then it's not the keyboard. I'm stumped by this..
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I don't think it would work just in BIOS. There has to be a problem with the KB or it's connection.
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sorry for the mislead there. The keyboard works in the bios too.Any ideas??Keep them comin.
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Try an external keyboard. That should tell us more.
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thanks y'all,its 12:am now.I'll do it 1st thing tomorrow ,cheers
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hello house. sorry for the late reply, i changed keyboard and same issue persisted .I also noticed something being that If i change my RAM, it works momentarily, then stops after like the next 3 reboots. any ideas?
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Try Memtest86+ See if there are any RAM errors. Let it run a few passes.
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