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Forum: Installation & Setup 20 May 2018
Replies: 6
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Posted By SD60659
Finally got this to install, after much hassle...

Finally got this to install, after much hassle and bewilderment. There was no keystroke combo and no option to add another boot device. Basically what I've done is disable fast boot and set the USB...
Forum: Installation & Setup 17 May 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By SD60659
Thanks Paul, good info as always! It's not my...

Thanks Paul, good info as always! It's not my Tosh that's giving me a headache, it's an old ish desktop I built years ago and gave to my mother. It's running XP and I've put off the upgrade for as...
Forum: Installation & Setup 17 May 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By SD60659
Problem installing OS from USB (BIOS problem?)

Hi guys,

I'm trying to install W10 (I know there's a ten forum but I don't think this is specific to W10 so I'm asking here because you people are awesome) from USB on a custom built, but...
Forum: Software 15 Apr 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 808
Posted By SD60659
Can you just disconnect the new drive, connect...

Can you just disconnect the new drive, connect your old one as primary (as you say you still have it and haven't wiped it) and just boot your old XP back up? Can you reset your own PW from within...
Forum: General Discussion 15 Apr 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By SD60659
Since I'm new here and people have been very...

Since I'm new here and people have been very helpful on the thread I posted, I'm going to cautiously dip my toe in here.
My immediate thoughts when I read this were ATX Power supply problem. I was...
Forum: General Discussion 15 Apr 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,839
Posted By SD60659
Ok forget that, I've managed to get into the BIOS.

Ok forget that, I've managed to get into the BIOS.
Forum: General Discussion 15 Apr 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,839
Posted By SD60659
Thanks! Now - this is getting out of hand!...

Thanks!

Now - this is getting out of hand! You guys must be getting sick of me by now! I've ordered a new HDD and put the thing back together so I don't lose any screws. I've put the old HDD back...
Forum: General Discussion 15 Apr 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,839
Posted By SD60659
I meant within this forum! Not in Windows!

I meant within this forum! Not in Windows!
Forum: General Discussion 15 Apr 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,839
Posted By SD60659
OK so here's where we're at. I've tested the...

OK so here's where we're at. I've tested the battery and I'm getting 3.78V.

So I stole the HDD out of my mothers laptop when she wasn't looking, whacked it in and up it came! No errors, just...
Forum: General Discussion 14 Apr 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,839
Posted By SD60659
Off topic - how do I change my time zone? Not...

Off topic - how do I change my time zone? Not important :)
Forum: General Discussion 14 Apr 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,839
Posted By SD60659
Ha! No you're safe! I've never encountered a...

Ha! No you're safe! I've never encountered a soldered one either, but I have heard of them. I also run a Tosh (my own specs) but haven't had it apart yet other than to swap out the SSD which is...
Forum: General Discussion 14 Apr 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,839
Posted By SD60659
Cross posted with you. Yeah I did, no difference...

Cross posted with you. Yeah I did, no difference at all :(
Forum: General Discussion 14 Apr 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,839
Posted By SD60659
CMOS battery is the soldered in type - how...

CMOS battery is the soldered in type - how wonderful! This is the most annoying "won't boot" job I've had in a while!

I don't have another battery to replace it with at the moment (I know I could...
Forum: General Discussion 14 Apr 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,839
Posted By SD60659
Quick update - just had the RAM out. It has two...

Quick update - just had the RAM out. It has two sticks of Samsung 2GB (as in 2GB each) - tried them one by one and no change.

Next stop CMOS battery. If that doesn't work I'm stumped and would...
Forum: General Discussion 12 Apr 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,839
Posted By SD60659
Just getting back on this (had some other things...

Just getting back on this (had some other things going on)

To answer a few questions, this isn't referring to my laptop, this belongs to someone else and it's not a rush job (which is handy!)
I...
Forum: General Discussion 10 Apr 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,839
Posted By SD60659
Thanks for the tips guys. Ordinarily I would also...

Thanks for the tips guys. Ordinarily I would also suspect RAM issue but the fact it boots to BSOD Unmountable Boot Volume put me off that idea. It's definitely worth a throw though so I'll have it...
Forum: General Discussion 09 Apr 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,839
Posted By SD60659
I could create one (I only have W10 on USB right...

I could create one (I only have W10 on USB right now) but if it won't boot from CD/DVD I'm not sure why it would start behaving with boot from USB. I'll try it but I'm doubtful :/

I think the HDD...
Forum: General Discussion 09 Apr 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,839
Posted By SD60659
Hi! Yeah it's set to boot from DVD drive first,...

Hi! Yeah it's set to boot from DVD drive first, and it does do this (press any key etc...) but it goes nowhere from there. I left it over an hour and still only get the black screen with arrow.

I...
Forum: General Discussion 09 Apr 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,839
Posted By SD60659
BTW I have read just about every similar thread...

BTW I have read just about every similar thread but all of them are relying on being able to get to the recovery options.
Forum: General Discussion 09 Apr 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,839
Posted By SD60659
BSOD W7 Unmountable Boot Volume (tried everything I can think of)

Hi guys, new here.

I'm an amateur(ish) PC/Laptop repairer and I rarely get stuck but this one has stumped me good and proper. Got a Tosh Satellite L670-1DR here stuck in a boot loop. Running W7....
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