Issues in Toshiba® mini NB300
Users are likely to face a myriad of challenges with the continued use of laptop after purchase that may range from slow speeds, slow shutdown, overheating, and viruses among others. When faced with these challenges some resort to irrational decisions, i.e. disk formatting, operating system installation, hardware and software upgrade with little effect to the original problem. Having the right troubleshooting knowledge can save you from wasting resources, i.e. money and time as well as prevent you from losing valuable data in your computer.
- Common problems experienced by the Toshiba mini NB300 notebook
- Troubleshooting tips
- Ensuring constant system up-time
Common problems experienced by the Toshiba mini NB300 notebook
The problems experienced while using the laptop may differ from one user to another. First and foremost, slow system speeds tend to be the first notable error. These may rise due to either virus infection or low operating memory. Secondly, slow system shutdown process than usual or users may experience system reboots instead of shutdown. Thirdly, overheating tends to lead to frequent hang-ups and reboots. Users when trying to connect to wireless area networks may also experience wireless connectivity problems. Other than hardware and connectivity issues, software problems are also quite common. These include, run time errors when loading and running applications every now and again and blue screen errors.
Check for slow system speeds by analyzing background processes. These are applications and services that load upon system boot up. To do so, run ‘System Configuration’ by typing “msconfig” in the run box and pressing enter. The resulting window displays all startup applications with an option to disable some if you feel some are unnecessary. The other option would be to update and run the antivirus software to eliminate any virus that may be present within the system. To resolve low memory, uninstall programs that may be taking up system resources unnecessarily. Overheating is often due to CPU over clocking or some malfunction. Make use of cooling lap fans that kicks off automatically when it detects overheating. Run time and blue screen are often due to incomplete install or uninstall. System restore provides an option to reverse any system settings that may have been made in the process of installing or uninstalling a program.
User can undertake preventive measures such as regularly blowing off cumulated dust particles using compressed air helps in reducing system heating and hang-ups.