08-25-2012 08:28 AM
This has been an ongoing problem I've been having, but has become more and more frequent lately. At first, I thought it might be due to the BIOS, so I flashed the new BIOS, still nothing. Then I contemplated heat being the problem (as sometimes it crashes after it's been on for quite some time; 1 day or more), so I removed the battery and propped up the rear of the laptop to get more cooling. That didn't help.
Now, I'm wondering if it's the motherboard itself that is overheating causing the laptop to crash after being on for an excessive amount of time.
When the laptop boots after being off for a day or so, it will boot up initially. However, after I restart it immediately after booting into the OS (Windows 7), it will crash even before getting to the Windows 7 Logo.
I'll have to unplug the power cord, remove the battery (when it's installed) and hold down the power button for 30 seconds each and every time I need it to reboot, and even sometimes that doesn't work.
Recently, I did a fresh install of Windows 7 32 bit.
About a year and a half ago I put in more RAM (the specific kind and not too much where the computer couldn't read it) which I bought from NewEgg. I have a total of 3 GB.
The screen is not black when the laptop starts, so I know it's not the famed video driver that gets out of date. It's something else; either software or hardware component(s) that's not allowing the computer to boot.
Any information that is needed I'll provide of course.
Toshiba Satellite P205D-S7438
Windows 7 32 bit (fresh install as of 8/25/12)
System BIOS version 1.7
08-25-2012 09:02 AM
Here is the problem that Windows had encountered after it crashed while running.
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
Additional information about the problem:
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Files that help describe the problem:
08-27-2012 02:38 PM
Look at this. This may help you solve your problem.
08-27-2012 03:40 PM
Did you follow Toshiba's instructions for upgrading?
Please attach the corresponding 082512-46129-01.dmp file from the C:\Windows\Minidump folder.