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Toshiba Qosmo G15-AV501 recovery failure

By kc4yvv
Oct 7, 2009
  1. 10-06-2009 11:19 AM
    hi folks
    need some abstract thinking!
    first of all,
    The screen went to vertical wide spaced lines upon
    installation of SONY Handycam PMB Ver.4.2.00 upon the cd disc eject.
    Software removal did not repair.

    Upon restart,
    the blue motion bar graph is garbled looking and exceeds the box it runs in to the right including holes.
    the machine would not get past start xp splash screen before it freezes up.

    Restoring to a prior date did not work.

    Safe mode would open prior to recovery disc installation but included equally wide spaced wide lines.
    Cannot use out board monitor feature.

    Recovery/Format CD runs with PERFECT fullsize SCREEN with no lines to completed cycle of recovery.
    Windows still fails after recovery the same as before on start up .
    Safe Mode DOS driver loading screen window is FINE.
    Safe Mode stops due initial setup not being completed.

    Tried to upgrade the Bios.
    qg15v14 .exe will load fine.
    the upgraded Bios qg15rv210 fails due to as follows:
    the change bios upgrade failed because the bios installation diskett recconized the existing bios
    as a G10

    BIOS ROM :G10 v1.40
    BIOS FILE :G10 V2.10

    The system has a NVIDIA G-FORCE FX video system.
    its latest driver qg152videonx.exe does not have a diskette install method
    if the stock video driver is bad.

    any suggestions on where to start now other than a high dollar door stop?

    thanks
     
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    What do you mean by this? What happened with setup?
     
  3. kc4yvv

    kc4yvv TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Setup freezes during startup. it doesn't get past the xp splash screen.
     
  4. Kcircyrd

    Kcircyrd TS Rookie Posts: 216

    Tell us more about your system... not just the screen.
    What is brand, model, age, and configuration... also the power supply.
    My guess is your video graphics card has reached the end of its useful product life.
     
  5. kc4yvv

    kc4yvv TS Rookie Topic Starter

    please check the title, it has all the information.

    "Toshiba Qosmo G15-AV501 recovery failure"
     
  6. Kcircyrd

    Kcircyrd TS Rookie Posts: 216

    Sure seems a lot like a hard drive is failing... or is badly corrupted.
     
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