Toshiba Tecra 8200 Troubleshooting

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Toshiba Tecra 8200 Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting problems with your laptop can save you money on repairs. (notebook isolated on white image by mashe from Fotolia.com)

Many of the common problems in the Toshiba Tecra 8200 laptop can be resolved through troubleshooting, which is a great way to become more comfortable with how your laptop works. It can also help you later on if you need to conduct a hardware repair or upgrade your Toshiba Tecra 8200. Common problems with the Toshiba Tecra 8200 include: hard disk error messages, the AccuPoint II mouse becoming too slippery to use, the hard drive becoming unstable, and the computer running slower than it should.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

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    Slide the Toshiba Companion Diskette that came with your Toshiba Tecra 8200 into the 3.5-inch floppy drive, then restart your computer.

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    Press "F" when your computer starts to boot up to boot from the 3.5-inch floppy drive. When you see "Welcome to Toshiba Companion Diskette" press "Enter."

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    Highlight "Exit to DOS" in the list of choices, then press "Enter." Type "sys c:" to the right of the "A:>" that appears on the screen, then press "Enter." The "System transferred" message will appear on your screen.

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    Remove the Toshiba Companion Diskette and restart the Toshiba Tecra 8200. The hard drive error should be resolved.

  1. 1

    Grab the AccuPoint II mouse cap, located in the middle of the keyboard, and remove it from the Toshiba Tecra 8200.

  2. 2

    Scrub the AccuPoint II mouse cap with a cotton swab that has been briefly placed in rubbing alcohol.

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    Wipe the AccuPoint II mouse cap down, then replace it on the plastic nub in the centre of the keyboard. Press down on the cap to make sure it is securely in place.

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    Click "Start" in the lower left corner of your Windows home screen, then hold your cursor over "Programs." Slide your cursor over to "Administrative Tools," then click "Disk Administrator." The Disk Administrator dialogue box opens.

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    Select the "C" drive then click "Properties." Click "Tools," then click "Check Now." The Check Disk dialogue box appears on the screen.

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    Click the boxes to the left of "Automatically fix file system errors" and "Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors," then click "Start." The process will fix and recover bad file sectors that exist on your hard drive, and should fix stability issues in your Toshiba Tecra 8200.

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    Click "Start" in the lower left corner of your Windows home screen, then hold your cursor over "Programs."

  2. 2

    Slide your cursor over above "Accessories," then move your cursor above "System Tools."

  3. 3

    Click "Disk Defragmentor." Depending on the size of your hard drive and how much information is stored on your Toshiba Tecra 8200, it could take between half an hour and three hours to defragment your hard drive.

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