I'm working on a Toshiba Portege M750-S7202. The computer is currently running Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium.
The computer failed to work as of the last week or so. It would not boot up and I would get a variety of errors. Everything from blue screens to random error codes (System Configuration Error x00) and so forth. The sensible solution at this point seemed to be to reformat the PC. The PC was originally reformatted to Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, and than upgrades to Windows 7. When it got to Windows 7 it had a concussion of errors. So rather than simply work my way through them with the Tablet PC I simply reformatted it back to Windows Vista Home Premium.
I than proceeded to install the drivers and so forth that the computer needed. Now the computer works perfectly when its running. There is no issues what so ever. But here in is where the real problem lies:
1) The only issue that can be found when the computer is running is that the PC cannot recognize the battery. I either get unknown when I hover over it or I get a warning that 0% battery power is remaining. However, when I unplug the AC adapter the computer continues to run perfectly.
2) Here is where the next set of issues come in and I'm assuming are somewhat interconnected with each other:
A) When I attempt to turn off the computer the screen goes through the shutting down process, and than the screen turns off but the fans and lights continue to remain on (the only way to shutdown the computer is by actually holding the power button down). Now I did appear to fix this issue. By installing through CD ISO Boot the newest version of the BIOS for the M750. Now when I attempt to shut down the computer it completes its cycle and shuts downs just how its suppose to.
3) So while that part is fixed the next part is not. When I attempt to boot the computer it goes through the BIOS screen just fine. It than proceeds through the loading bar for Microsoft Windows and as soon as that is done and it transitions like it normally should to the user login screen. It never quite makes it there. It goes to a black screen and will hang there for 5-6 minutes before turning off. ODDLY, when I hit the power button again the computer boots up to a "resuming windows screen" and than continues through with the full login process. (THE ONLY THING I CAN THINK OF: Which came to me while I was typing this is due to perhaps a faulty battery the computer thinks there is low power upon start up and puts it into Standby). I will attempt to remove the standby setting and report back with what happens.
Otherwise i'm looking for any additional ideas that anyone might have and appreciate your responses! Curious if it sounds like the battery to you as well or what you guys think.
I changed the power settings from Balanced to High Performance. Than I shut down the computer (however, I had the same issues again attempting to shut down now it refused to do so). Also when I went to boot back up I wouldn't even get the BIOS screen this time it just remained black. Unplugging the AC/Battery and plugging it back in fixed the BIOS issue. Than I started and the computer booted normally. Than the computer returned its power settings back itself to balanced and the computer shut down normally this time when I attempted to do so.
Edited by JReich, 16 April 2010 - 10:20 PM.