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Marco C Posted: Tue, Dec 9 2008 6:21 PM

Hey All,

I got another interesting question on the Toshiba Laptop Experts website that I wanted some input on.  Check this one out; reader Ferdia asked, "I have recently purchased a Toshiba Satellite L300. When I turn on the power it doesnt boot up just a black screen. When the battery is disconnected and reconnected it will start. Could you pass me on information on how to solve this problem?"

I haven't come across this problem before, so I responded with, "Are you certain the machine is actually shutting down and not hibernating when you hit the power button? It sounds like the machine is having trouble coming out of hibernation, and by pulling the battery you’re forcing a hard shutdown. And when you bring it back up, the system then starts normally.

Get the machine to boot, and once Windows loads, right-click on your desktop and choose properties / personalize from the menu. Then click on the screen saver tab / menu option and in the power management section, ensure that your machine is set to shut down when the power button is pressed.

If that works, I’d suggest updating the drivers on your machine and also running Windows Update. Buggy drivers are notorious for not allowing a machine to properly awake from hibernation."

Have any of your every seen something like that happen?  If so, what was the fix?

Thanks!

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I would think along the same lines that you have said. Im guessing its just going into standby

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I think you've guessed right, although it'd be impossible to tell unless I was actually there.

By the way, you've spelt 'notebook' wrong in the titile. Stick out tongue

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Yeah sounds like you hit it on the nose! Let us know if that's what it is, because that's what I would suspect.

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Marco C replied on Tue, Dec 9 2008 11:48 PM

Whoops! :)  Fixed.

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