Install 120SSD in Toshiba

Upgrading a Toshiba Satellite A105-4384.  It is a 166Ghz Proc with 4 GB mem.  Current O/S was Win8.

Installed SSD ( replacing a Fujitsu ) per installation sheet.  

Terrible results. At first start up normal front panel lights & DVD ( Win8 DVD ) ran for a few seconds, then nothing.

Screen black/blank.  PC appeared to shut down normally. ( Depress Pwr button for 5 sec ) Attached monitor to VGA; nothing.  Made several more attempts, same results.

Looks like PC is waiting for me to take action, I just can’t see it,

Maybe bios reset??  How??

All help appreciated


Ed Henrie 

is your computer set to boot fro the CD drive? if the screen is black with a blinking curser that means it is not finding a startup disk. 

Thanks for the quick answer. 

Good news.  I figured out the trouble.  The memory chip had slipped out of its connector/socket.  When I corrected that the SSD ran and I successfully completed the U/G.  The Win8 loaded and all is well.

Again, thanks for the quick answer!  BTW, I had set the Boot seq to look for the DVD then HD.