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I have a Toshiba Satellite 1900-303 notebook which has recently been delivered after being repaired (due to bios problems.) The first time I started it up, everything worked just fine. After a while I shut it down again, but now when I start it up I experience two problems. Firstly, the fan doesn't appear to be working so the computer shuts itself down after around 5 minutes, presumably to stop it from overheating. Secondly, after the windows loading screen appears during startup, the screen goes blank (as if it's not switched on, not just black.) This is at the stage where the welcome screen should come up.

I have booted from a Windows 98 boot disk and run scandisk, which fixed a couple of problems where registry files were being reported as the wrong size, but this hasn't helped either of the issues described above. I'd rather not format the hard drive as I have data I can't afford to lose, so does anyone have any suggestions?
 

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that doesn't sound like a problem with the registry or data on the hrddrive, it sounds like a bad motherboard. if both the cpu fan and the moitor are having fits i'd say the problem is related.
 

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Well I'm not sure exactly what the repair people did when they supposedly fixed my computer, but on the phone before they collected it they told me they might need to replace the motherboard. Is it possible that it's just not set up properly, or will it need to be replaced? I would try flashing the bios but I don't want to risk the computer shutting down by itself during the update process.
 

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Well I'm not sure exactly what the repair people did when they supposedly fixed my computer, but on the phone before they collected it they told me they might need to replace the motherboard. Is it possible that it's just not set up properly, or will it need to be replaced? I would try flashing the bios but I don't want to risk the computer shutting down by itself during the update process.
You have to resolve the Fan issue first as a shutdown during a BIOS upgrade will be fatal.

Test or replace the Fan. Also, the voltage needs to be checked.
 

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i would do that. send it back they will replace the motherboard and you won't loose any of your data because it is stored on the harddrive. the motherboard is just faulty...no fixing that just replace
 
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