How come my laptop locks up when I press F2 or F12 at boot?

by on October 9, 2009

Q: I have been working on this laptop and come to find out that the owner never registered it so now the laptop wont even boot up anymore. When I go to press the F2 or F12 option to try to change the boot sequence the laptop freezes. Now what I did was swap the hard drive because I have the same kind of laptop just an older version of it and the hard drive boots up good in my laptop and my hard drive boots up fine in his laptop. What am I missing? The laptop is a Toshiba Satellite p205 running off of Windows Vista with no updates or service packs.