Originally Posted by setishock
Howdy copiman. What laptop is it? Brand and model number.
It is a Toshiba Satellite C655-S5133. Let me bring this up to date:
About 2 months ago I installed 8G of Ram (original Ram 2G). Did a clean up and installed AV. There was no AV on it. All seemed well until the other day this code popped up: F3-F200-0002. After researching this code, all solutions pointed at RAM, HDD, or recovery. Removed the 8G and installed original 2G. Turns out Recovery was the one. Did a lot of updates (100+). Then it started freezing and same code. Re-installed 8G. No go. Later the same code returned. Tried recovery and it could not do it. Coded again.This code must be common for there were a lot of post in the Toshiba support forums. And they were not happy campers. By the way, this code is a Toshiba code only. FYI, the recovery was an internal Toshiba recovery (hold down zero key while powering on). Found that the second recovery somehow wiped the HDD. Reformatted using another PC and loaded 7. It is operating now. I am updating drivers at this time.
Sorry to be so long winded, but I thought I should post this for others to see, just in case it might help someone in the future.
Thank you everyone for your response.