need some help with my laptop, like really....

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  1. the_hippi

    the_hippi Guest

    hello

    i have a unique laptop problem that i would like to share with you all. i have an old toshiba laptop that my father bought secondhand, Satellite A55-S3061 with windows xp sp3.for a while this laptop was working fine but parts start to fail, the HD is replaced, and soon parts of the keyboard also stop working.
    it's still alright because we don't use the laptop much. after a long time i decided to update the AVG antivirus on the laptop. after update i used it as before but then started to receive VG error messges of some virus or somethig. i suggested 'delete or quarantine' but after that i am unable to start the laptop. A welcome message now comes on start-up whish never used to happen before as it just used to start to desktop. so when i press log in it sys:

    " A problem is preventing windows from accurately checking the license for this computer. Error Code:0x80070005."

    And it goes back to welcome screen. so i decide to re-install windows, but had huge problems in getting into BIOS as half the keyboard is not working...finally manged to reach repair installation but then asks for administrator password. i don't know this password, i never even knew there was a password. and even if there is a password my keyboard is not working!!! now I'm lost. Any ides on how to fix this issue? help will be much appreciated. thanks in advance....
     
  2. sickofdtv

    sickofdtv New Member

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    I have no doubt it is a Toshiba. Been there , done that.

    1.)Have you tried a wired keyboad?

    2.)Get a keyboard A friend bought one cheap.
    Code:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Keyboard-for-Toshiba-Satellite-A55-S306-A55-S3061_W0QQitemZ270348783424QQcmdZViewItemQQptZPCA_Mice_Trackballs?hash=item3ef20b0f40&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50
    3.)If you knew the e-mail of the person who bought it new, Toshiba would send one in e-mail at :
    Code:
    http://www.toshiba.com/ind/reqforgotpassword.jsp?msg=1
    4) Or go to this page and it will guide you through the steps to delete password.
    Code:
    http://www.laptop-repair.info/toshiba_bios_password.html
    5)here is a tool to use
    Code:
     http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/CmosPwd
    By the way, the password is for the bios, not the system. They install it to keep us out. Good luck
     
  3. the_hippi

    the_hippi Guest

    hello armey.

    much thanks for your reply. but the link:

    Code:
    http://www.laptop-repair.info/toshiba_bios_password.html
    is not working...:cray:

    the tool requires i physically start it up in DOS but my computer does not even get to desktop to activate DOS. my keyboard works only sometime hence can't even start in safe mode...

    hehehe the whole situation is ridiculous...

    will USB keyboard work? i don't think we get wired keyboards here...

    but many thanks for the help anyway...i must say you guys have a brilliant forum here man, keep up the good work
     
  4. Sephiroth

    Sephiroth Guest

    Here is something you can try for login as admin:

    Kon-Boot is an prototype piece of software which allows to change contents of a Windows and Linux kernel on the fly while booting. In the current compilation state it allows to log into a linux system as ‘root’ user without typing the correct password or to elevate privileges from current user to root. For Windows systems it allows to enter any password protected profile without any knowledge of the password.

    1. Download Kon-Boot ISO and burn to CD.

    2. Insert the Kon-Boot CD that you just burned and boot the computer with the CD. You will need to configure the BIOS to start up the computer with CD.

    3. A kryptos login splash screen appears. You’ll need to hit enter to continue or else the screen will stay there.

    4. Kon-Boot will tell you that it is ready to hax0R in. It will check SMAP BIOS entries, detect dummy BIOS, and fix SMAP entries.

    5. Windows will now load as normal.

    6. When the Log On to Windows box appear, simply type anything in the password box and you’re in! You can even leave the password field blank.

    Do take note that Kon-Boot does NOT modify any of your files. If you boot up the computer the next time without Kon-Boot CD and try to login using any password, you’ll get the error “The system could not log you on. Make sure your User name and domain are correct, then type your password again. Letters in passwords must be typed using the correct case.”

    Download:
    Code:
    http://www.piotrbania.com/all/kon-boot/
     
  5. the_hippi

    the_hippi Guest

    S999 thank you very much i shall try....

    one question,

    it is not the password on the windows log on that is the problem, i leave that blank, then press enter nd then comes the error message, i.e:

    " A problem is preventing windows from accurately checking the license for this computer. Error Code:0x80070005."

    so when i boot from windows install cd, just before the format procedure, DOS screen come up nd asks for administrator password. i have tried to leave this blank also but it is not working...i'm not allowed to continue with repair installation. so will this work with this password as well...?:girl_cray2:

    once again, thanks for the help.
     
  6. Sephiroth

    Sephiroth Guest

    Exactly that is why I gave you the link to a bootable Disk Image so that you can try to log in from outside the windows & change the admin password. Your password for admin must have been set by toshiba guys which is why you are not been able to repair installation. There are other methods to check your system also - one of them is "Ultimate Boot CD". It provides numerous tools provided like drive fitness tools, partition table tools, password changer, etc. Do give it a try.

    Download:
    Code:
    http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html
     
  7. the_hippi

    the_hippi Guest

    wow, thanks S999. i'll try it out. will report back on progress if i can, BTW do you know what other essential installers are required for this laptop? like what separte drivers does this model need and where maybe i can find and download them? it is a Satellite A55-S3061. i'm wondering if i can fix the keyboard somehow? do you think it can be done? or is it a hardware issue....?

    sorry if i'm asking too much, just that i know jack s**t bout laptops as i hardly use them.

    Thanks for the assist mate...:heyo:
     
  8. the_hippi

    the_hippi Guest

    ok

    update.....

    sorry, konboot seems to not be working, i got it to boot from cd but something flashes on screen for bout half a second that i believe to be the Konboot login splash screen you were talking about. but it just flashes once and then disappears, leaving just a blank screen with no activity in the cd drive or the HDD....it's just sitting there, doing nothing.....:noidea:


    downloading ultimate boot cd now....
     
  9. Sephiroth

    Sephiroth Guest

    Here you will find your drivers:
    Code:
    http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/download.jsp?soid=716127#
     
  10. Sephiroth

    Sephiroth Guest

    Another method to reset your admin password but only if no data is to be saved.
    Code:
    http://pubs.logicalexpressions.com/pub0009/LPMArticle.asp?ID=305
     
  11. ryfaba789

    ryfaba789 New Member

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    Thanks, S999. I majored in computer science, but in my old age I really don't think, sometimes. I have kept a Windows98 boot floppy disk for those times when I can't boot from the hard drive. Have to plug in the external drive, insert floppy, and boot. I had never even thought of booting from a CD or USB drive. DUH!

    Thanks for the ultimatebootcd link. I'll customize it to add a few programs I want on it.

    :heyo: :heyo: :heyo:
     
  12. the_hippi

    the_hippi Guest

    well S999, guess what?

    i am now working off the laptop!!! WOOOHOOOO....!!!!!

    but this happened more by fluke than anything....it turns out that my AVG version 7.5 was causing the damage. it recognises a critical system file as a trojan and deletes it.

    after umpteen attepts to enter safe mode i finally got in. tried to execute AVG but it says the prgram requires MSVCR71.dll to run....so i downloaded MSVCR71.dll and put it on the flash. surprise surprise the flash doesn't work in safe mode....so i went out, got myself a couple of blank cd's. burnt the thing to disk and popped it it. what was i thinking? was i actually think it would work? well...no harm in trying anyway. so copied the dll file to system folder and tried to start AVG...then it says license error...by this time i'm close to tears and beating my head on the wall....

    google...google...google....AH!!!!

    Code:
    http://securityandthe.net/2008/11/10/avg-virus-scanner-removes-critical-windows-file/
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/lofiversion/index.php/t179259.html
    
    this was the problem that had cause me to repair install, boot boot boot till i could boot no more....a couple of seconds later, a quick burn and once more....boot.

    STILL NOT WORKING!!!!

    so then i got pissed off with the damn thing and uninstalled the hell out of it, virus vault be damned. ONE MORE BOOT....

    AND IT WORKS!!!!!!!:heyo::heyo::heyo:

    thanks everyone, especially S999 for the trouble. came out of this a little smarter and a couple of useless cd's poorer...hehehehe
     
  13. Sephiroth

    Sephiroth Guest

    Congrats on finally getting it in working condition. Removed AVG but still you need an AV so if you are looking for free ones then use Avira Anti Vir - Fast, light & very good detection rate. Cd's are cheap anyways these days but knowledge gained is important :)
     
  14. the_hippi

    the_hippi Guest

    yeah, i learnt a lot about laptops man...least have an idea of what to do in the future....

    thanks mate, already have ESET NOD 32 installed on all machines, i love this program, doesn't interfere, just hangs around somewhere in the dark recesses of my machine and does it's work....updates quietly, scans, detects and cleans with the minimum of fuss...the silent assassin.
     

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