Having problems with your Toshiba Satelite 5205-S505 Notebook ?

Laptop boots up intermittently or screen freezes

\015 I have a 5205-s505 that either will not boot up at all or when it dose boot up the screen freezes or goes black. When you push the start botton sometimes the Toshiba and windows will boot up normally or if not the screen stays black the harddrive indicator in the front of the laptop will come on but "nothing" happens. When nothing happens you have to push the start botton to shut it down. This all started after I had the laptop up and runing. I move the laptop closer to me and the screen went blue with writing and shut down before you can read it. after that it will not start up the majority of attemps.\015\012When it is running the fan works, the batteries or power supply is working fine and appears everything works normal. There has been a couple attemped starts that the screen freezes with just small horz lines of screen and the rest is black. when it freezes or will not start none of the key strokes have any effect and you must shut the unit off and attempt another start? Can anyone help with troubleshooting my problem??? Thanks Mike45177\015

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Basing on the information you have given here are the possible solutions:
\015\012remove any external device connected to your system (printer, external hard drive and others) if removing this does not work and still gets a blank screen with blinking cursor try to go to safe mode with networking. if successful try to download the driver for your video adapter.
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\015\012when you try to start the computer , do get anything on the screen like a logo? when does the blank screen occurs, is it during the turning ON of the computer or during the windows xp logo appears on the screen?
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\015\012a blank screen could be caused by the following: defective video adapter, corrupted video driver, defective memory, unknown device causing the issue like the hard drive, optical drive or other peripheral installed inside the computer.
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\015\012try also using an external monitor
It could be several things.\015\0121. if you can, re-seat the memory.\015\0122. make sure the hard drive is seated properly.\015\0123. turn it on, and press F8 to boot to "safe mode".\015\012Let me know if any of these does the trick.\015\012Good luck
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