So now, the technical support hotline people are telling me that I need to
send my laptop off for a diagnosis of the problem. I am in the middle of my
semester for grad school and I CANNOT afford to send my laptop off because of
school constraints, and I CANNOT afford to have my computer screen blanking
out and losing my work. So my question is, can I fix this problem without
sending my computer off??? Right now I have disabled my graphics card, and
my system isn’t slowed down too much, however I am afraid that the problem
will only worsen from here. But at least my screen isn’t blanking out and
I’m not losing work.
So, any solutions, ideas, suggestions????
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I purchased my laptop from Best Buy and bought the extended warranty
from them, so I plan to take my computer in and have them check it out.
It is frustrating that this is happening. Sadly, I'm glad to know that
I'm not the only one with this issue. I just wish Toshiba would be more
willing to help out.
Also, when I upgraded it lost the connection to my HP printer and sound and
I've tried all the ways I know how to reconnect to them.
I might just try what you did in the time being, that's good info. In
the event viewer, I'm seeing an error in the Kernel-WHEA section that
may be a RAM or CPU issue. Maybe has to do with graphics card
allocating memory? The other A215's where I took my laptop showed the
same error. (And referencing the other post, I've tried several
different ATI drivers, to no avail).
A lot of people are having the same problem. Toshiba is in the
process of trying to figure out how to fix. It could be as simple as
a BIOS update, but it could involve a hardware replacement. The guy I
took my laptop to said to hold tight until they come up with a fix.
It sounds ridiculous, but it is what it is. I plan to continually
call until this thing is fixed.
By the way, here are my system specs:
Windows Vista 32 bit
Toshiba P205D-S7454 laptop
ATI Radeon x1200 graphics card
ATI Display Driver for Windows Vista Version: 8.393.3
Processor: AMD Turion 64x2 1.90 Ghz
Memory (Ram): 1918 MB
> What are you trying to display Just PC desktop applications or TV? If TV
> what kind SD or HD? If HD then the x1200 does not have the memory
> to display it full screen.
> "Trevor" <trevorchreid******.com> wrote in message
> > Here's my specs:
> > Toshiba Satellite A215-S4807
> > Vista Home Premium 6.0.6000
> > BIOS V1.40
> > CPU: AMD Turion(tm) 64X2 Mobile Technology TL-56
> > 2048MB RAM
> > 160GB Hard Drive
> > Video: ATI Radeon X 1200 version=8.371.0.0
> > --
> > Trevor
I was crashing at least once a day, and after this change, I've gone
all day without a crash. Thanks for the tip! Obviously there is a
problem that needs to be fixed, at least until Toshiba can figure it
out, I have a usable laptop now.
"JW" <J...@nospam.nspam> wrote in message
> I agree your new graphics card is probably overloading you power supply
> during heavy loads which will cause the voltage to drop and the card will
OK i have received my new PSU 600w..and installed it..i played a game in
medium high graphics and my ati 2600xt still crashes what the hell..i was so
excited that this new psu wud fix it..but hasnt..now i have to try to see if
its the graphics card fan..i havent even played the game for 2 min and it
crashes...probably its damn vista...i heard the UAC..user access control
thing..causes the same prob when some security thing is going on...has to be
vista..cant be my card..