Toshiba Laptop: Lots of issues

By HonouredTJ ยท 9 replies
Feb 5, 2007
  1. Hi everyone, I joined the board in hopes that someone could help me out.

    I have a Toshiba Satellite Laptop and for the past month or so I have been having a problem with the stand by and hibernate modes. Whenever it goes into either mode it cannot recover and I have to turn it off by pushing the power button.
    I thought I had a solution by changing a setting so that it does not change to hibernate or stand by but now if I leave my laptop idle for too long it just becomes unresponsive and again I have to shut it off manually.

    So if I leave it for too long I can't do anything. It just shows whatever screen it was left on and I can't do anything.

    Any help about how to fix this would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Has it been set to turn off the hard disks and stuff? The Toshiba management console has power options where you can set the time after which if the laptop is idle, it will turn your hard disks and screen off. Maybe that is the case? Check it out and report back.
  3. LouB

    LouB TS Rookie

    I have a new Toshiba laptop and everytime I reboot the brightness goes to the highest setting

    I turn it down using Fn+F6 but then when I restart it goes back to full brightness.

    Is there somewhere else I can change this setting?

  4. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Reinstall the recovery disc, watching closely for the settings approvals when they come up.
  5. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

    LouB, you should really create a new thread because your problem is different from the originl poster's. Plus you will probably receive better help that way.
  6. HonouredTJ

    HonouredTJ TS Rookie Topic Starter

    OK I have the Recovery DVD but I cannot run the DVD because Windows doesn't know how to run a file with the PQI extension.
  7. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Isn't the recovery supposed to be run from the CD on a cold boot?
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,177   +989

    make sure you have sufficient Free Space on the HD.
  9. LouB

    LouB TS Rookie

    thanks... will do

    i'm used to being part of forums where they discourage extra threads but i guess here it's 1 thread per problem which makes sense for those helping out
  10. HonouredTJ

    HonouredTJ TS Rookie Topic Starter

    OK I ran the DVD with cold boot but it said I will lose everything if I run the recovery. Am I basically losing everything on my computer if I do this because I would rather just have it require a restart if I leave it for too long then lose all my work.
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