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Old 05-18-2012, 04:26 PM
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Default Toshiba Satellite L305-S5907 Won't Boot

Hi guys got a Toshiba Satellite L305-S5907 that dosent want to boot into windows, but Hiren's Mini XP would load up without a problem.

Troubleshoot peformed:

1. Memtest 86+ with over 9 pass 0 errors. Also exchanged memory stick from slots and tested without errors.
2. Tested hard drive and says that is defective, but I can plug it into my PC and read it without error. Also plugged a known good spare hdd and it would do the same.

Tried installing windows on the spare drive and it wont get past the windows loading files screens. I think that it maybe the board that is failing.

Need suggestions on this one.
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:53 PM
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Have you tried removing the battery and all other peripherals? (wifi, wireless mouse, etc)

Although rare, these things have tripped us all up before.
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If you tested the hard drive in the same system and it shows its defective, even if its not, then it could very well be the SATA controller on the Mobo. I am assuming that the drive you swapped out has been tested as good correct? Also, what were the errors you got on the HDD test?
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Sounds like the Controller on the board. Hirens uses a a RAM disk so a bad controller wouldn't affect that at all.

Some laptops have a small Cable that actually connects the HD "Connector" to the board. Maybe a bad or dirty connection somewhere?... I'd prepare the customer for bad news though
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