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It could be the drive failed, can you boot to BIOS at all? I'd recommend a USB Drive adapter, then pull the drive from the laptop, connect to the adapter and then plug into a working PC USB port (Be sure that PC has good/current antivirus and firewall software and it has been backed up itself). The disk should then come up and look like a regular flash drive. Recover the critical files, then back up onto something like a CD or DVD that is set aside for safe keeping. Now you can be a bit more adventurous - potentially the BIOS settings changed, or the on board battery is dead and needs changing (can be complicated). There are also bootable drive recovery utilities that you can spin onto a CD. But data recovery is always first.

Toshiba Portege... | Answered on Feb 17, 2018


NOTE: Ususally when computers DO NOT find any startup information on the SELECTED DRIVE (like when you click a key) it goes to the default drive.
WHICH IS YOUR HARD DRIVE.
Meaning it is probably your Harddrive is broken, or your connection from hard drive to motherboard is broken

Burn a Live CD bootdisk of some linux distribution
liek Slax, google it.
Burn it to a bootable CD and put it into your drive, then select to boot from it.
If it boots only using your CD ROM drive, if that works then its probably not your BIOS/rest of computer, which is good.

And while in the live cd, you can see your harddrive and see files, that means its not broken its just your connection to it....either way im guessing youll have to send it in.

Toshiba Portege... | Answered on Jun 22, 2013


yes you must change the boot order and activate the legacy USB support if exsisted

Toshiba Portege... | Answered on Jun 22, 2013


We use these and several times I have had to pull the battery, disconnect the power cord and hold the power button for 30 seconds (count slow). After that, it boots fine.

Toshiba Portege... | Answered on Jun 22, 2013


Hi,yes there is but you'll have to open the system up,if you have no prior I.T expertise I'd suggest you take to a qualified Technician,but if you do here is how:First remove the Battery,then uncouple the system taking of where each of the screws go to then locate the CMOS battery(small battery Lithium Ion mostly in the shape of a cent or smaller),it may be underneath the keyboard or just behind once the external cover is open.unplug it from the system for about an hour or two reconnect it,couple the system and boot,go to Bios,reset Date and Time and save,then exit.

Toshiba Portege... | Answered on Dec 31, 2010


what it sounds like to me is, you ran the windows cd and installed it over what was already there with out formatting the drive or partition first.

to start with a clean copy, you have to format the drive, but youll have to delete the existing partition 1st...if your not sure how to do that, just post back and let me know what OS your trying to install.


bill

Toshiba Portege... | Answered on Oct 22, 2010


when you start the computer up with the install disk of your windows there is an option to format the drive. Your other options are more technical (boot disks etc).

Toshiba Portege... | Answered on Oct 11, 2010


This information is intended for experienced users. It is not intended for basic users, hackers, or computer thieves. Please do not try any of following procedures if you are not familiar with computer hardware. I'll not be responsible for the use or misuse of this information, including personal injury, loss of data or hardware damage. So use it at your own risk.

A. By Using the Motherboard Jumper:

In most motherboards CMOS battery is soldered, which makes it difficult to remove the battery. In this case we use another method.

Almost all motherboards contain a jumper that can clear all CMOS settings along with the BIOS password. The location of this jumper varies depending upon the motherboard brand. You should read your motherboard manual to check its location. If you don't have the manual then look for the jumpers near the CMOS battery. Most of the manufacturer label the jumper as CLR, CLEAR, CLEAR CMOS, etc.

When you find the jumper, look carefully. There will be 3 pins and the jumper will be joining the center pin to either left or right pin. What you need to do, is remove the jumper and join the center pin to the opposite pin. e.g. if the jumper joins center pin to left pin, then remove it and join center pin to right pin. Now wait for a few seconds and then again remove the jumper and join the center pin to left pin.

Make sure to turn the PC off before opening the cabinet and resetting the jumper.



B. By Using Software:


I have found that BIOS/CMOS Password Recovery Tool is the most effective.:
BIOS/CMOS Password Recovery Tool is a program that works instantly to remove any lost or forgotten BIOS/CMOS password. Simply boot your PC to DOS and execute the program, and get access to forgotten BIOS/CMOS passwords in just seconds

BIOS/CMOS Password Recovery Tool Service: http://www.biospasswordrecovery.com/

Toshiba Portege... | Answered on Jul 22, 2010


I'd suggest sending it back to where you bought it, this sounds a lot like a factory problem and it should be covered under warranty.

Toshiba Portege... | Answered on Dec 27, 2009


Check your settings in the display properties. The problem could be related to some display or power saver options. This applies if no reason means you do not touch your laptop when tthe problem appears. Otherwise it could be a wire problem as you have already supposed.

Toshiba Portege... | Answered on Oct 04, 2009


I'd look at trying to replace the BIOS battery...
Check out this guide for dis assembly instructions :
http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba_Portege_R100/remove_system_board_1.htm

Toshiba Portege... | Answered on Sep 15, 2009


I believe if you download the pdf manual contained in the software here it may give you the answer as to what type of drive....

http://www.manualnguide.com/manual-get/6459/

Toshiba Portege... | Answered on Sep 15, 2009


Assuming this is the same style of case as the older Portege models, the bezel on the bottom of the keyboard or on top between the keboard and the display should pry off (although there might be a screw or two into it around the hinge on the top) separately- they cap tabs on the edges of the kbd, or screws.

Toshiba Portege... | Answered on Aug 13, 2009


At this moment I have taken the HDD out of the case, bought an adapter for its 1.8" interfce and proceeded over the USB. I was, however, installing Linux, with practically no experience with Windows.

Toshiba Portege... | Answered on Jul 28, 2009


I did the same some two years ago, with the R100 on. I switched everything off, dismounted the computer body (not the screen)up to the last screw, and dried that sweet coffee from everywhere where I found it. Mostly this was the keyboard and mouse. The motherboard is luckily protected by some plastic sheet.

Regarding the keyboard, after disconnecting it from the motherboard, I washed it completely under flowing water and then let it dry for several days. In the meantime, I used a USB one. Since then, I used the same keyboard for two years until now, when it died, apparently rather from some motherboard-related reason than water. So I think - you may get a new keyboard, but if youre lucky, you may as well revive this old one.

Toshiba Portege... | Answered on Feb 09, 2009

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