Top 20 Toshiba Satellite P205-S6287 Notebook PC Questions & Answers

i would think your memory battery need replacing, or has come out of it socket the battery is behind one of the covers on the back. 3v large button type.

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Front light panel ... In what?

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Here is a description of the problem and recommended solution from Toshiba forum site:

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Never go up one or two operating systems before researching what drivers are available for your motherboard on their site. Also see if 64 bit drivers are available. Once you find that win 7 is impractical to upgrade to then don't

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Once / twice OK. Real problem only if recurring.

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If it ain't seeing the hdd then the hdd is likely a goner. I'd remove it and plug it back in just in case... These things use 2.5" SATA drives that are 9.5mm in height (or less), and they should be cheap - about 20-25 cents per gig retail. Yours should be a 200GB. Your local computer places should carry them, or you can buy 'em mail order on Amazon or eBay all day long.

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The prompt is there to tell you that the hard disk no longer contains an operating system - the BIOS is fine. Try to reinstall using a recovery CD (order it from Asus if you don't have it) - if it fails then the hard disk itself has died and you must replace it.

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Welcome to FixYa!
There are 2 process you could used when it come to cases like this:
1. If its the power settings causing this just follow this steps. Here are the steps:
  • Turn off your computer and unplugged all wires connected to it (including power).
  • Remove the battery from the bottom of the computer. There will be two tabs labeled 1 and 2.
  • Re-plug in the power wire. (the battery should not be in the computer) Turn the power on. The screen will work. Choose start windows normally. (if you get that screen).
  • Go to the start menu then click Control Panel -> (Mobile PC) -> Power Options -> Under Balanced choose change plan settings.
  • Choose Change advanced power settings.
  • Find Processor power management and change the minimum processor state from 5% to 100% for each On battery and Plugged in. Click Apply then OK.
  • Shut down the computer and removed the power cord.
  • Re-install the battery on the bottom of the laptop, plug in the power cord, and restart the computer.
2. If its the boot files being corrupted as the one causing this, you could used this as well.
First BACKED UP your files to an external hard drive using Puppy Linux. You could used this link: (
Once you are done backing up your file then follow this:
  • Booted up the computer and pressed and held down F12 (boot)
  • Insert the Toshiba recovery disc (there should be a disc one and two).
  • Selected CD/DVD from boot menu
  • Go to Toshiba recovery wizard then go to the second option (format/delete everything off of hard drive)
  • Restart the computer
  • Re-load the disc
  • Select Toshiba recovery wizard and then select the first option.
  • Once the wizard began, wait until it asked you to insert disc two. Continue from there.
Hope this helps you. Have a nice day and thank you for using FixYa!

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try turning up the volume.
right click on your volume icon on the taskbar and turn up the relevant volumes
hope it works

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Hi Good day!! Please tell me your Operating system that your are using.. WinXP,Vista,Win???
please reply i will help you

thank you

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Hate to be the bearer of bad news but it sounds like the graphics card inside the machine is over heating , i would check that all vents on the laptop are clear and unblocked , but if you have used this continually in this state then i doubt you will be able to repair it, as heating it up and then letting it cool down all the time will have done it no favours at all. The graphics gpu cannot be replaced so if cleaning the vents makes no significant impact then your laptop will need to be replaced

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  • Boot into XP/Vista/7/Ubuntu/OS X and more!
and if :

Your "BOOT" folder has been deleted, was not created, or has been corrupted; and the Vista bootloader will not show.
Solution Boot into a working copy of Windows and install/run EasyBCD.
Go to the "BCD Backup/Repair" page:


Select "Re-create/repair boot files" then "Perform Action" to begin recovery. EasyBCD will recreate (if possible) your boot files and re-configure your bootloader from scratch.
If EasyBCD fails, that means a process has locked your BOOT folder. Manually delete this folder with a Live CD, recovery console, or other method, then try Type Three again.

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Since It starts OK in safe mode but not in normal bootup mode (which a lot or programs startup automatically and can be the cause of the normal startup problem). Did you install any new software before this problem happens? You may try using system restore to go back to the day before the problem started, it can be done in safe mode.

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have a look and see if the RAM is loose. hopefully this is the problem if not it might be an error on the hard drive

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There are a lot of things that can cause this.
But the one that is in your grasp is a problem with the Memory Modules.
Open the small cover on the bottom that covers the memory.
Remove one chip leaving one chip, and rotate between the slots and the modules.
A bad ram chip will cause this problem.
Lets hope thats what it is, because otherwise it could very well be a problem with the motherboard, and that is not too cost effective to repair/replace.

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when booting hit R before the boot and keep hitting til the recovery pops up and you will have many options to choose from but try last known good config, or safe mode and do a virus scan sounds like a virus to me if need more help post a comment to this. some good virus programs and utility programs are (Ccleaner utility) and (A squard vius remover) go to to get just put in search field and scroll down and download best out there I've found for keeping virus free and they are both free ok good luck and have a nice day the fixist

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try and get adobe9.3.2 file and reinstall it then uninstall it back. this will correct the missing file. you can the file (adobe) downloading it through google that is if you dont have it.good luck

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Windows DVD Maker is a very basic program that fails on a regular basis. There are dozens of other free programs that are doing a much better job. I use

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Im not sure what exactly you have in the recovery partition ..but from what I know ..this is accessible by pressing F11 on boot ..and the info stored in it will restore the computer ..if you had vista in it before...probably will reinstall it first just try to boot..and press f11 during the device displaying ..just like entering bios..and follow the instructions if it works..
another way is to install a clean operation system ...(the one that you use to have ..) by booting from cd ..(this will allow you to rearrange the partitions during the moment when it sees previous OS ..and ask to choose a location for install..
after a clean install use the recovery cd that came with the laptop..
But..first try the recovery from that partition..if f11 do not work let me know and I will make some research in this matter ..

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