> I apologize - I inadvertantly posted to the wrong group. If you have
> responded with a positive response in the other group - Thanks!
> My husband purchased a Toshiba laptop for Christmas 07. A week after
> using it, it shut down on me while playing a game on the Toshiba games
> installed on
> the computer. If you have to be connected to the Internet for the games
> work. When the laptop shut down, it went to a black screen. I at that
> point contributed to being on the computer for a couple of hours and that
> the laptop was hot.
> It did it a couple of times after that and we took it back to Best Buy and
> told the Geek Squad what happened and basically we were told that it was
> b/c of Windows Vista and that there was nothing that they could do.
> This has continued and we haven't been able to return back to Best Buy to
> have it checked out again. The computer will go to black screen every
> we get on the Internet. This is usually after 2 minutes and it will shut
> down. The computer buttons are still lit up, but the screen is black and
> pressing buttons, touching the touchpad etc, do not do anything. The only
> that works is powering the computer off, which takes the entire 5 seconds
> the reboots with the "Windows was improperly shut down" screen. Once we
> log back in, it seems okay.
> Is this Windows Vista and can this be fixed by any updates. I update
> everytime there is an update. Could this be a Toshiba problem as opposed
> to a Windows Vista problem?
This is not Windows Vista. BestBuy and the GeekSquad have worked their usual
"magic" again and wriggled out of supporting a customer. From your
description of the issue, it sounds like hardware failure. Probably the
network adapter (which is on the motherboard) is faulty. Take the machine
back and get it fixed and/or replaced.
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