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Can't get past first "honey comb" screen

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by chaosrn, 2018/02/23.

  1. 2018/02/23
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    chaosrn Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    Battery was dead attempted to boot machine hooked into electric source, will not boot past yellow honeycomb screen.
    Toshiba Satellite running Windows 8 core i3 Intel chip.
    Tried F1 during boot-up tried F12 during boot-up tried tried F5 during boot-up, will not ctrl-alt-delete, (no response) appears keyboard is locked as unable to turn off or on numlock or turn on cap lock.
     
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    Was this done without the battery installed?
     

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    with the battery and without the battery installed
     
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    It sounds like your system is corrupted. ( my HP Notebook runs OK without the battery installed).
    I would suggest you refer to your laptop manual for instruction on how to Reset the OS.
    I had to do this for my brother's Toshiba laptop about 3 years ago but I can't remember the key to press to activate the Reset.

    what key to start Toshiba Satellite recovery - Google Search
     
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    Hi chaosrn, have you had any luck yet? Did you manage to get a Reset done?
     
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    no, not yet, i'm still trying to find a way to get it up WITHOUT losing the other things, since my SO didn't back up anything. Although i suspect it really isn't an issue, since she has retired and no longer needs it for her classroom!
    it has been a little hectic (digitally), lately
     

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