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suggestions for reviving a comatose laptop?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Help' started by talkingrock, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. talkingrock

    talkingrock Established Techie7 Member

    My fiance's Toshiba Satellite (Model PSLB8U) wakes up and (eventually) gets its main screen up, but the icons do not respond, and when you highlight one and hit right button for a menu and left click an option-same response-none. Try to get to the insides(C: drive), but can't make it peep.
    Can't get ANYthing to respond, hardly, so are there some methods available for plugging in something via USB?
    Dumbfounded, but dont want to spend $$$ by letting some repair geek work on it. Ideas? Thanks!
  2. texeon

    texeon Established Techie7 Member


    Any number of things can be causing this system to lag and halt, and without more information we can only take a general approach. With this we will try and do optimisations to globally speed up the laptop, and if the results are right we will make them permanent.

    The model of the laptop and the fact that windows vista is not supported by Microsoft for quite some time makes the situation a little more difficult for finding support, however we can try some universal windows tricks to see if we can breathe new life into your computer. Please keep in mind I have never owned windows Vista (just XP, windows 7 and windows 10), however these tips should work :)

    Let's begin diagnosing if we can speed up your computer:

    Please confirm after following the steps above if your computer behave better/worse in any way.

    If it performed better, then we can go just a little more indepth to make our changes permanent but safe for you and your laptop. Otherwise we will approach the system differently!

    If anything happens to go wrong, as long as you made a restore point we should be able to restore your computer back to how it was.

    Best Regards!