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#1 rebeccaferres

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Posted 10 November 2015 - 07:49 PM

I am noticing small short blips while I am using my computer.  The picture cuts out repetitively for very short brief moments- less than a second.  I noticed my internet is slowing way down too. 



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Posted 10 November 2015 - 09:42 PM

I don't want to play 20 questions with you and i'm sure you don't want to either.
Is this a desktop or a laptop? Please list the model of computer.

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Posted 11 November 2015 - 09:32 AM

It is a Toshiba laptop



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Posted 11 November 2015 - 09:33 AM

What model is this Toshiba laptop?

 

Let boot this computer into Safe Mode and see if the problem persists.

 


How to boot into Safe Mode in Windows 8 or 8.1
 
Open the Search charm and type in msconfig.
 
msconfig will appear below the search box, click/tap on it.
 
When System Configuration opens click/tap on the Boot tab.
 
Under Boot options click/tap on Safe boot, then click/tap on Apply, then OK.
 
The next time you start the computer it will boot into Safe Mode.
 
Please note.  You computer will continue to boot into Safe Mode when it is started until you go back to System Configuration and remove the check in Safe boot.

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Posted 11 November 2015 - 08:32 PM

The model is satellite C875D. I've restarted in safe mode but it doesn't hook up to the internet. The windows help and support window automatically opened once it started with some directions. It's titled windows startup settings (including safe mode). Not sure what to do next. Thanks.

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Posted 11 November 2015 - 08:59 PM

In safe mode try restoring from a system restore point.

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Posted 11 November 2015 - 09:19 PM

I can't even open the pc settings in order to do the restore.

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Posted 11 November 2015 - 09:25 PM

You can't open settings? Is there an error message? Can you go start to control panel?

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 09:02 AM

The model is satellite C875D. I've restarted in safe mode but it doesn't hook up to the internet. The windows help and support window automatically opened once it started with some directions. It's titled windows startup settings (including safe mode). Not sure what to do next. Thanks.

When you set up the computer to boot into Safe Mode by clicking or tapping on Safe boot you also need to click/tap on Network in order to go online.


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Posted 16 November 2015 - 10:36 PM

I did that but cannot open settings.  When I click on settings the window acts like it is going to open then doesn't.  It even shows that it is in my task bar but when I click on the settings icon it acts like it is opening but doesn't.  Weird. 



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Posted 17 November 2015 - 10:10 AM

Try this...

 

Select the Search charm.

 

Type in Control Panel in the search box, when it appears below the search box click/tap on it.

 

When the Control Panel opens type in recovery in the Control Panel Search box.  When it appears below the search box click/tap on it.

 

When Recovery opens click/tap on Create a restore point.

 

When the System Properties opens click/tap on System Restore, then follow the prompts to perform the System Restore.


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Posted 18 November 2015 - 08:11 PM

I have tried it your way twice.  I could get into the system restore function but an error dialogue box pops up.  It says the System Restore failed while scanning the file system on the drive C:\  The drive might be corrupt.  you might want to retry System Restore after running chkdsk /R on this disk.  An unspecified error occurred during System Restore. (0x81000204).  What does that mean?  Thanks for all your help.



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Posted 19 November 2015 - 08:58 AM

Run Chkdsk from Command Prompt
 
Please run chkdsk /r
 
Chkdsk /r checks for bad sectors on the HDD and recovers any readable information.
 
Attention:  If this is a SSD do not run the /r switch, instead run chkdsk /f.
 
Click on the Start orb rsz_1rsz_1rsz_start_orb_zpshjewtibd.png, then type in cmd in the Search programs and files box.  When cmd is seen in Programs above the Search box right click on it, then click on Run as administrator.
 
You will see a screen similar to the one below.
 
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Copy and paste chkdsk /r in the command prompt, then press Enter.  Please note:  If this is a SSD, do not run the /r switch, use the /f switch.  
 
You will receieve the message "CHKDSK cannot be run because it is in use by another process.  Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts?  <Y/N>".
 
Type in Y and press Enter.
 
Restart your computer to start the scan.
 
This will take a while to run, please be patient and allow it to complete the scan.
 
When the scan is finished please download and run ListChkdskResult.
 
This will open Notepad with the results of the chkdsk scan.  Please copy and then paste this log in your topic.

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 10:15 AM

How do I know if I have an ssd?

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 10:22 AM

That computer comes with a 500GB HDD.  Unless you removed the HDD and installed a SSD that's what you have installed.


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