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Toshiba Satellite Pro Laptop and Wi-Fi Toshiba Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card

Question: Toshiba Satellite Pro Laptop and Wi-Fi Toshiba Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card

when using the above card, and TRENDnet TEW-311BRP WireLess Broadband Router, I cannot get a stable connection.

It always connect and disconnect me.

I use this machine and card all over the world: airports, hotels, offices and it works great.

I asked the dealer to replace the 311. Same problem.

However, if I stick TRENDnet PCMCIA card and disable the Toshiba Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card, I connect w/o disconnections.

any idea?

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Answer: Toshiba Satellite Pro Laptop and Wi-Fi Toshiba Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card

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My wireless card is Realtek 8187B and it seems that it doesn't work properly because it can't detect any wireless network. Do I need some external PCI card to get this card to work? My OS is Windows XP and the card has drivers installed on it.

Answer:Problem with wireless card on Toshiba Satellite laptop

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i recently reformatted my hard drive on my laptop but didnt think to backup the drivers, so basically, all of them were lost. i managed to restore all of them but the wireless network card/adapter. im not sure what cards were installed before, but im pretty sure it was a dell truemobile wireless card. i can still access the internet through an ethernet hookup. is there a way to download the network adapter/card? i havent been able to find one to install...or is there a way to find out what driver is needed when it isnt installed

Answer:wireless network card for a Toshiba Satellite 1405-S151 laptop

If this is the proprietary wireless that came with the Toshiba Satellite, that is easy to find online.
If it is a wireless card you installed, and therefore have, you can look at the numbers on the card, then do a google search with those model numbers to discover there the drivers can be located.
Be sure your old drivers are removed from the Devices list in Hardware in Control Panel.

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i have a toshiba Satellite a10 laptop. psa10c035wm. i have update the driver of the wireless lan mini card to vers. 7.82.0550 as i was unable to access the wireless card with the earlier version. i am still unable to have this card access the internet. it was working before, however when i changed my modem to rogers cisco it says unable to connect. The switch is on. i noticed it said firewalled, therefore turned this off.

Answer:Toshiba Wireless Lan Mini Card

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Hello, I would like to know if the the Toshiba mini PCI is a standart mini pci bus.

The reason is that I would like to upgrade my A80-131 with a bluetooth card, I saw in the manual this option but I don?t find a correct toshiba mini-pci card.

So, if the mini-pci bus is a standard bus and the card have windows drivers, I could buy a standart bluetooth card and install it in my laptop?.


[Edited by: admin on 07-Aug-05 22:04]

Answer:Toshiba mini PCI Bluetooth card for Satellite A80

Hello Smith

As far as I know your unit is not ?Bluetooth ready? and there is no way to use mini PCI Bluetooth card for Satellite A80. The best solution is small USB Bluetooth stick. It is not expensive and configuration is very easy.


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I have a Toshiba TE2100 laptop with wirless card built-in. The laptop also have at the left side a switch that allows to turn ON or OFF the wireless function. The computer also have a front red light that should flash when the wireless is activated. My computer is attached to a wireless network based on a wireless router LINKSYS 802.11g WUSB54G. The computer runs under Windos XP professional SP3
The problem is as follow:
When I start using Internet I would expect the wireless adapater (Mini PCI card built in ) worked just identifying my network and I would be able to search through internet, but unfortunately nothing happen: the front red light is not flashing when the wireless switch in the left is turned ON
Woking around with possible solutions:
I went to device manager and the device is hidden, so I have to use the view option to reach it, then I tried to update the driver, and the driver wizard just says that the device is working properly. Once I update the driver, it says windows did not find a better driver that the one installed.
Should I do something else? Do I missing something in order to activate the wireles card?.

Thank you in advance. Any help it will be graetly appreciated

Answer:Toshiba TE 2100 - Wireless Mini PCI Card

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Hi everyone,
This is my first question to Techspot.
Can anyone advise me which Mini PCI wireless card would be compatible for my Toshiba 1410-303 laptop? I've got a hunch that I shouldn't just rush out and get the latest card. I am about to setup a wireless network with a desktop PC running XP and using a Netgear 54 MBPS wireless ADSL2+ modem router.
Thanks (in anticipation), Creyke

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I have an older laptop running Windows 98 and would like to add a wireless (Belkin) card. The computer is a Toshiba Satellite 2595CDT, purchased in 1998 or 1999. Product specifications are located here in pdf format but I'm really not sure what to look for:

I have someone interested in buying this computer from me and I don't know how to answer their question. Help!

Answer:Toshiba Satellite 2595CDT and Wireless Card

The laptop accepts "PC Cards" of both 16 and 32 bit.

However, you are really looking at the wrong end, you need to find a wireless card that will work on Windows 98.

Note that there are differences in Windows 98 and Windows 98SE in this regard, many devices such as wireless cards need 98SE, but also some need later versions of Windows (2000 or better).

You need therefore to determine if anyone makes a wireless card for Windows 98 (the specifications do not refer to Windows 98SE). SE means Second Edition.

So the laptop will physically take a Wireless PC Card, but will the operating system (Windows 98) work with the specific "Belkin" card you mention?

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Hello to all!!

I've an old laptop, one toshiba satellite S300CDS 2.1GB, I don't use it since a lot of years, but now, I want to prepare it for my father who wants to start learning computing. The laptop is working fine with windows 98, but I would like to connect to internet. At home we have a wifi network, so I would like to connect it to this network. Could it be possible? Perhaps using some kind of pcmcia wireless card? and in this case, which model would work for this issue?

I'll appreciate very much your feedback and help about this issue.
Thanks very much for you atenttion and interest!

Best regards,

Answer:Wireless card for toshiba satellite S300CDS 2.1GB

It will probably run XP but you can use a USB wireless device or a PCMCIA wireless card. Finding Win98 drivers might be a little difficult

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We purchased a Toshiba Satellite CM30-107 Laptop with integral wireless.

We connected to Wanadoo Broadband following their instructions which required loading their CD and plugging in their USB external modem for the intial setup.

Success connected to Broadband. You are then supposed to alter Laptop settings and configure 108.1x network wireless.

Have followed Toshiba's PC help, tried to configure using the same WEP key and 108.1x but cannot get it to connect to Broadband.

Any ideas out there please.

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I have a 3 year old toshiba laptop and it is very finicky about connecting to the internet. I have had some trouble with it since our old router died, and we now have a Netgear 108 MBPS Wireless firewall router. I have not had any trouble with it for the past week until now. It will not connect to the router, which is working fine. I think it may be the wireless card, any thoughts?

Answer:Toshiba laptop Wireless card

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Just upgraded to windows 10 from 8.1 on my Toshiba laptop. For some reason my wireless is not showing up. I checked device manager, all drivers are there for my ethernet connection and my wireless, however neither of them are working.
help please!

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I have just recently brought a functioning Toshiba Satellite laptop home from my mothers that I witnessed being surfed on and having music played on. I get the laptop home and try to connect to my wireless connection and it recognizeses it, know the name, says its connected, yet the IE says the IE can not display the webpage. I can connect with the ethernet cable and POW there it goes. What setting or what is going on????

Answer:Wireless Internet connection for Toshiba Satellite Laptop

Look on the corner of the base of the laptop and make sure the wi-fi or wireless card in enabled. It might be switched off. .. Other then that go Start(windows flag bottom left)>Control Panel>Network and Internet>Network and Sharing Center>Under Tasks on the top left click Manage Network Connections. If the wireless Adpter is listed in there right click it and you should be able to see if it enabled or disabled. if it disabled, it might be a corupt driver. Maybe doing a system recovery if you check both of those things.

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Hey guys im back again...I just bought a brand new Satellite today at the local best buy and it had windows 8.1 installed...i opened the box, didnt even bother turning it on and began removing the hard drive so i can put in the solid state from my old satellite...also formatted and installed a clean copy of Windows 7 Ultimate. The first problem is i cannot connect to a network either on wireless or wired. I have checked the Toshiba website and downloaded a few different drivers but they arent installing...not real sure whats going on. I havent ran into a problem where it just wont install...maybe its a fluke, idk.

The biggest thing is that i cant seem to figure out the make/model of the card installed in this laptop. It seems as though Toshiba put 3 different cards in this model depending on which config you get. I used speccy to try and look it up...but since there are no drivers installed it doesnt know either, it sees it, but cannot tell me what it is.

The laptop model number is:
Satellite C55D-A5108

The laptop part number is:

Thanks as usual for any and all help. I will continue searching myself...i cant just sit idle...

Answer:Wireless/Network Card Drivers - Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5108

Murd3d mate where did you get the OS from ie did you buy an OEM or retail version?

First of all this are the driver downloads Drivers & Software Support | Toshiba

Now there are three that I can see and we need to establish which card is in that machine.
To do that look at this

Using HW Info

You can test the volts on the PSU with HWInfo HWiNFO, HWiNFO32/64 -Download < download the right bit version andclose the right hand window select Sensors and scroll down to the power sectionwhere you will see what the volts are doing see my pic.

The original right hand window shows themachine running and is handy for that but for looking at the components in some detail close it and use themain left hand side panel

Open each + down into the componentitself and then click on it - in theright hand side will appear all sorts of details including brands speeds andother essential info that device. See pic for example.
Thsi I did up for volts on the PSU but in the pic you can open out in your case the Network + and see the wifi adaptors and see what is in the machine as we need to know the brand that the driver sis for.

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Answer:Can't turn on Toshiba satellite L455-s5000 laptop wireless

To enable or disable wireless communication, use the Hot Key Fn+F8.

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I was helping my godmother with her laptop a toshiba satellite windows xp and it has wireless network button but no icon to click to find public wireless connections and i went to network connections and it didn't even have view wireless networks there , how do i get it to have the icons or capability to view wireless network connections i.e. do i need to download a free driver or what

any help would be greatly apreciated as i haven't learned that yet as have take n A_ classes and my course of study is CIT

again thanks

Answer:Toshiba satellite laptop doesn't have view wireless networks

Click Start.

Click Run.

In the Run box type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter.

Click the + next to the pane Network Adapters so it expands, showing all installed hardware.

Take a screenshot of this window and attach the file in your next post.

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file. To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.

If you have no internet connection on the problem PC, transferring the screenshot via flashdrive or CD to a working computer is possible. If this is not practical for you, a detailed listing of the requested information will suffice, along with reports of any ! ? or X's next to the entries.

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I have a Toshiba 1905-S301 that has a mini pci connector and antennas for an internal wireless card. Looking around the web I have seen some comments that toshiba uses a different pinout for their wireless mini pci than standard. Am I limited to buying a Toshiba wireless card or are there others that would work. I would like to find a 802.11a/b/g if I could.

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I am planning to get a Click Mini. It is great as a 8.9 inch tablet/laptop with lots of battery.
The hardware is exactly what I am looking for.
But I need a dual OS tablet.
So I'd like to install Android on an SD card.

But with my Asus tablet, I am not able to use Android with all drivers working. For example display was very hard to match. And now wifi is not working.

Has anyone tried Android X86 on Click Mini ?


Answer:Android on Toshiba Satellite Click Mini L9W-B

I found that the Ubuntu Magic stick booted into Android OK. I think that the touch screen driver worked, but I was also able to use a USB hub, mouse and keyboard.

I recall the wifi, and dock keyboard and mouse didn't work.

I think if you built a kernel* with the required wifi driver, you'd probably get that working OK, along with the dock's keyboard and mouse. However, the Realtek SDIO driver seems to make it unstable. I've used a mini usb WiFi adaptor that's sold for use with a Raspberry-Pi, it's Ralink, and the firmware is easy to get for it.

So far though I've still not got suspend and resume to work - the power button doesn't seem to do anything, probably because ACPI isn't registering devices correctly - and without suspend and resume an Android tablet is going to need external power and/or recharging quite a lot.

Although I'd like to be able to boot into Android, at the moment my focus has been on getting Linux to completely work (particularly suspend/resume and sound. I can live without a camera).

Oh, and because the kernel sees the internal card slot as read-only, you have to install linux onto the internal flash or a card in the dock's card slot, the former means starving Windows of storage space, the latter means not being able to use it just as a linux tablet. Oh, undocking and redocking doesn't work, the keyboard and touchpad stop working - I think the I2C driver doesn't like the connected devices disappearing!
* my kernel config for 4.1 is here, along wi... Read more

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My toshiba click2 mini stopped working so I reset it and tried everything even burning windows 10 and 8 to several usb drives to reinstall windows but when I boot into the windows settings it doesn't respond I can't touch the screen to change options or go forward using the key board .

the reason why Ive been trying to reinstall windows is because when I get to the windows 10 setting screen I enter my WiFi and English settings then the pc says please wait and a minute later the screen flashes black and it restarts and I have to enter the settings again I've reset it several times the pc do sent restart if i leave the choose language park on the screen .

toshiba want 80 pounds just to reinstall windows but I don't know how they are going to do it if I can't

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Mini - Cannot reinstall Windows OS

So you have re-installed Windows successfully, but when it boots to "first time" settings wizard where you enter the computer name, user name, wifi settings, etc. you can't use the touch screen or keyboard? I've had this issue before as well. If you've done a fresh install of Windows then the drivers for the keyboard and touch screen aren't available. The only way around this is to plug in a USB keyboard. I can't remember exactly but I don't think the full-size USB port on the keyboard dock works until the driver is installed, so you may have to get a USB On The Go adapter so you can plug a full-size USB keyboard in to the microUSB port on the tablet.

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Just noticed that the replacement Click Mini I recieved from Amazon has stripped screws on the keyboard dock. I did wonder why there were two Toshiba seals, looks like it's been opened at the factory (possibly related to the battery issues with this model) and they have used the wrong size screwdriver. Can anyone from Toshiba confirm my unit will still be covered by warranty? Otherwise it will be going back to Amazon... again....

Answer:Stripped screws - Toshiba Satellite Click Mini L9W-B

Problem is that nobody from Toshiba will confirm anything. It is user to user forum only.
If you got non original boxed device and discovered that something may be modifies my advice is to send the machine back.

Buy original boxed products only.

Sorry but that’s all I can say about that.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A 105. It came with windows XP when i bought it in 2005 . It now has Windows 8 ultim .I t is in excellent cond. I have taken very good care of it.

But when the new version of windows was put on some time later I discovered that the driver for my Micro Mini reader port is not even there. I am not tech savy .I tried searching for my self . But when I put in serial # it only lets me chose between Vista and XP..Would ," if I could even find the driver" work for my computer now that it is not XP ???

If anyone can help . Please contact me at the email address i provided . Thank You so much & have A Blessed Weekend...


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I have this laptop for about five months.

At first everything was working fine. But suddenly a problem appeared with the loading of the screen battery, no matter how long I charge it, it stays stuck at 80 percent. So I can only get 40% overall battery now...

Since one of the main reasons I bought this laptop was its long battery life, this is a big problem for me...

If anyone could suggest any fixes for this, it would be much appreciated!

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I just bought a click mini. I am trying to enter the BIOS.

In the manual and everywhere else I've read, it says to restart or power up pressing FN + F2.

I have tried holding them whilst powering on. I have tried powering on then pressing these. I have tried powering on, holding them for a second then letting them go, exactly as it says in the manual.

Whatever I do, it goes straight passed and into the windows login.

Someone please enlighten me how you're supposed to get into the BIOS.


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what driver works for the portege?

Answer:Toshiba Portege M100: atheros mini pci wireless?

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however, i cant get the sound to work?

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I have a computer / tablet toshiba satellite click mini l9w-b and suddenly it does not show me any display on the screen. I turn it on and I see only black. Like black screen, but "ON".
what can we do? It is plugged into a charger and I do not think there is a problem with the battery or charging.
Would appreciate help. Thank you!

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it's seems to be locked.
it only displayes the camera screen, and it has to be unlocked.
when i touch the unlock button on the screen the computer turns off/sleep state.
because when i touch the touchpad i get the screensaver.
then i can enter the camera screen by going from above to under on the screen,
and by going from under to above it turns off/sleep state.
the windows button on the keyboard and on the ipad don"t respond.
so to me it seems the unlock button doesn"t function correct and
i can"t enter the windows/desktop screen anymore.

maybe u know the solution for this !

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I left my Toshiba Satellite mini laptop (NB255) with Windows 7 with my girlfriend while I am in Afghanistan. We skype all the time but she has a hard time using the laptop for browsing the internet. It constantly freezes and seems to be over loaded while running. I had this same issue while using it in Iraq for a year. I have guided her to clean up disk space, stop start up programs, deleted cookies, etc. . . Does anyone know how to help her speed this mini laptop up?? Also I am looking to buy another laptop with a max budget of 2500, I need a biometric scanner built in with a webcam, any suggestions??? I have always been fond of the Sony Vaios. Thanks again for this, I will be donating some $$$.

Answer:Slow Mini Toshiba Laptop

J :
Hello & Welcome to

Thanks for providing your Toshiba info. It would be helpful to know a bit more. Please run this forum's system info utility & post the information.

I had this same issue while using it in Iraq for a year.Click to expand...

Could the problem be dust? Check the vents for dust, hair & other debris. Do NOT blow air INTO the computer.

When did the computer last work well? When did the problem begin? Sometimes the exact date is important.

What changed; a hardware or software installation or removal; an update to W7 [ check your W7 update history ] or update to your anti malware or other antimalware program / programs ]; an update to Java or an Adobe program for example?

Do you refer to overall computer performance or internet surfing performance?

If overall performance, start the computer in safe mode. Report the results.

If surfing performance, use IE9 with no add ons.
start > programs / all programs > accessories . system tools > IE9 no add ons.
as a test
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biometric scannerClick to expand...

I have laptop with a finger print scanner. I REALLY REALLY dislike it.

Thanks for serving. Please be safe.


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I had purchased this device from amazon. Below is a brief history and the issues with the dock battery.

Initially turned the tablet on (while connected to dock) - Took over 30 minutes to charge it. I assume this was because of the battery being discharged. (Thankfully it did eventually start charging)In Windows 8.1. the dock battery was showing as 100% and the tablet battery was rising as it was being charged. The 100% seems to have been an issue with the installed bios on the machine (Which was showing 100%, when it was empty in reality)Updated the bios to V5. Now the dock battery was showing as 0%.Upgraded to windows 10

No amount of charging would charge the keyboard battery. Once the tablet was at 100%, it would give the status of "not charging" for battery 2.

I tried the following

Kept the device connected overnight on 2 occasions (But bear in mind this was for around 10 hours only) - perhaps 24 hours may do the trick? but could not do this as I did not want to risk keeping a device charged while I was at work. Will try this in the weekend.Turned off the device fully and then charged overnight (This would show the two status indicators for the batteries and did show a charge icon next to the second battery, but no change in battery status)Attempted to remove the dock battery. kept it removed (took out connection to circuitboard) for 30 minutes, then reconnected it to the tablet and power, but no change.Attempted to power the device via low powered u... Read more

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Click mini - Dock battery dead on arrival

Ok partially solved the issue via dismantling the device.

I pried open the tablet taking care not to break the ribbons that are connected to either side.
Swapped the batteries over.
Put the tablet on charge (with the fully depleted battery)
it started charging (power adaptor also got warm)
Left it for an hour or so (was then at 55% battery life)
swapped back the batteries

The issue still here is that when the tablet is fully charged 100% and in the keyboard dock. I assume the keyboard dock will then get charged. Unfortunately it is mentioning.. Not charging....

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Toshiba TruCapture after win 10 upgrade lost as all other Toshiba apps...

Any idea from where we can download them ?

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Hello All

I'm Having Problems Setting Up The Intel Pro Wireless 2100 3b Mini Pci Lan Device On A Toshiba Portege M100 Lap Top. Windows 2000 Is Attempting To Load The Required Drivers From The Toshiba Supplied Driver Disc But For Some Reason Says That The Drivers Are Not Suitable. I Have Tried New Dowloads Of The Latest Drivers But Get The Same Message. The Laptop Was Originally Loaded With Windows Xp And This Device Was Then Working O.k.
Unfortunatly I Need To Continue Using Windows 2000 Inline With Company Policy.

Anyone With Any Sugestions Please!

Answer:Intel Pro Wireless 2100 3b Mini Pci Won't Setup On A Toshiba Portege M100

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Hello All

I'm Having Problems Setting Up The Intel Pro Wireless 2100 3b Mini Pci Lan Device On A Toshiba Portege M100 Lap Top. Windows 2000 Is Attempting To Load The Required Drivers From The Toshiba Supplied Driver Disc But For Some Reason Says That The Drivers Are Not Suitable. I Have Tried New Dowloads Of The Latest Drivers But Get The Same Message. The Laptop Was Originally Loaded With Windows Xp And This Device Was Then Working O.k.
Unfortunatly I Need To Continue Using Windows 2000 Inline With Company Policy.

Anyone With Any Sugestions Please!Click to expand...

I have the same problem did you already solved it ??

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Hello All

I'm Having Problems Setting Up The Intel Pro Wireless 2100 3b Mini Pci Lan Device On A Toshiba Portege M100 Lap Top. Windows 2000 Is Attempting To Load The Required Drivers From The Toshiba Supplied Driver Disc But For Some Reason Says That The Drivers Are Not Suitable. I Have Tried New Dowloads Of The Latest Drivers But Get The Same Message. The Laptop Was Originally Loaded With Windows Xp And This Device Was Then Working O.k.
Unfortunatly I Need To Continue Using Windows 2000 Inline With Company Policy.

Anyone With Any Sugestions Please!

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Hello Guys!

I am having a perhaps unique problem while trying to install Windows 7 in my Mini Toshiba Netbook.

Error message: "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu."

Details: Toshiba NB505-N508BL using an external USB DVD Drive with a clean and working copy of Windows 7 32 Bits (I used this ISO before without any issues).

Troubleshooting steps:

1: Tried with 2 different hard drives.
2: Booting priority is correctly set
3: Bios was set to default values and AHCI is properly set in the Bios instead of SATA

Still, same error message...

What else could be wrong? faulty motherboard? hard disk cable connection? or do I simply need the original Windows 7 disk that came with the mini laptop? (I don't think so). Or perhaps I am missing an extra step in the Bios?

Any ideas or suggestions?

Answer:Windows cannot be installed to this disk Toshiba Mini Laptop


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my toshiba mini (NB500) won't connect to the internet even though it says that i have network connectivity. even updates won't install. i have a free version of avast and something has disabled the web shield protection. even windows firewall is not coming on. it comes on and then goes back off. everything is working in terms of network adapter etc. even the wifi looks just fine. i had my ISP come over and check the connection and they worked on it for 30min then they said that i have some sort of virus on the laptop. when i try to scan it with avast (the virus program i have) nothing comes up. what do i do? Thanks!

Answer:Toshiba mini laptop recently won't connect to the internet

Boot to safe mode, try to update avast & scan it. If nothing shows, download, install, update & scan with anti malware, from If that doesn't help either, download & run Hijack This. Post the log here, if you can.How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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When attempting to start a Toshiba mini NB205-N312/BL laptop I get the following error message almost immediately:

“windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:


You can attempt to repair this file by starting windows setup using the original setup CD_ROM.

Select ‘r’ at the first screen to start repair.”

If I then reboot and select windows xp setup it takes me to a error screen stating:

“a problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

If this is the first time you’ve seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this appears again, follow these steps:

Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run chkdsk /F to check for hard drive corruption and then restart your computer.
Technical Information:

*** STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF7A56524,0xC0000034,0x00000000,0x00000000)”

At this point I decided I only wanted to reimage the laptop completely and start from scratch. However when I attach the USB CD drive and boot to the install windows XP PRO CDROM I get the same error previously indicated, after about 2 minutes of windows reading from the CDROM and loading files.

Any ideas of what is causing this and how I can reimage this device or run chkdsk?

thanks doug

Answer:Solved: Toshiba mini NB205-N312/BL laptop

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My toshiba doesn't want to boot,and I can't press F2,F8or F12.

I tried everything unplugging the battery,taking out the HDD, everything!!

And i can't do absoloutley nothing when i turn it on no button on the keybored does anything.

Please help!

Answer:Toshiba satellite P300 (-1CD) won't boot past toshiba splash screen.


Perform the following steps:
-Remove the battery and Power adapter
-Press and hold the power button for 30-45 seconds (with battery and power still removed)
-Insert just the battery and attempt to boot the laptop.
-Insert just the power adapter and attempt to boot the laptop.

If still unsuccessful: Remember to remove battery and power before removing/installing components

-Remove the power and battery
-Remove the hard drive from the laptop and attempt to boot with the battery installed. Do you receive any error message?
-Remove the memory modules from the laptop
-Insert just the battery and attempt to start the laptop (you should receive beep error)
-Try inserting just one module of memory and test (swapping modules after each attempt)
-Remove the optical drive and test.
-Try disconnecting the CMOS battery for a few minutes then re-connect and try.

How to take apart a Toshiba Satellite P305 series notebook

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My laptop cannot tell me any post after the Toshiba logo just black screen. Cannot get into the bios or anything... These are the things I have tried:
Taken hard drive out,
Taken ram out and only tried one..
Taken Battery Cmos battery out for a few minutes..
Had a look at the motherboard and fan is not even working when I turn it on..
I have taken the cpu and put it back in..
Defiantly Sounds like the motherboard problem but want to know if its just a chip that needs to be replaced and soldered.. If anyone has any ideas that will be awesome.


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Greetings, I am trying to update my Toshiba Satellite P50-C-11M through the Service Station, however an error occurs. Please note the laptop is roughly a week old only.

As I press install on the updates I get the following message: "The software update download operation failed. Reason: Retrieving the COM class factory for component with CLSID {4991D34B-80A1-4291-83B6-3328366B9097}.

I tried the following solutions and nothing worked:
1. Updated the BIOS Independently from the Toshiba Europe Website.
2. Uninstalled the Service Station and reinstalled it again.

Thank you, and I hope this helps others too.

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I had been using Toshiba A30 for a pretty long time but I had some serious problems and contacted local Customer Support Dept... But I thought it's better to contact Toshiba Europe or Toshiba Worldwire regarding my concern...


Answer:Satellite A30 – Should I contact Toshiba Europe or Toshiba Worldwide?


What a strange question?.
If you have some problems with you notebook you have to contact the authorized service provider in your country.
The technicians should help you.
But listen; if your notebook is out of warranty (and I think it is) you will have to pay for the reparation!!

But what?s a problem with you unit???

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hi guys what could ido my laptop is not loading past the toshiba screen.could i wipe the computer completely and reinstall windows xp ?? thanks

Answer:toshiba m200 laptop wont load past toshiba screen.

Will it start in safe mode.Just keep tapping F8 as the computer starts.If so maybe a system restore or a last good configuration.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop. I think it became infected with ad ware. I removed the ad ware with anti virus software, but now my laptop runs very slow. I'm trying to use my Toshiba recovery disk to erase everything and reboot the whole computer. when I put in the recovery disk in, it starts the process but then it says NTLDR is missing and wont complete the process.Is there anyone out there who knows what this means and could help me with this.

It's a A-100/A 105 model

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My mum's got a Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600 with Windows 2000. It has a (Toshiba) Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card. Now I've got a sitecom wireless Broadband router and I'm trying to get internet on the laptop. I've already got it going on our desktop and my brother's laptop, but with this laptop it just won't seem to work.

The Toshiba Client manager can "see" the router, but I can't connect to it. In my Network and Dial-up Connection window, it says that for the Local area connection the network cable is unplugged.

And when I check ipconfig /all, I get the following:

Windows 2000 IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : asheron
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Cable Disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Toshiba Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-02-2D-11-7E-70

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State................: Media disconnected
Description..................: Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Metwork Connection
Physical address: 00-00-39-F7-94-33

Can anybody help me with this? I really don't know what to do.

Answer:Wireless on Toshiba Satellite Pro

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can any one tel me the toshiba satellite A60 have wireless lan or not.
sory for my english.thank .

Answer:toshiba satellite a60 wireless lan

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I wonder if there are any Techheads out there looking for a challenge?

I have a new Toshiba LCD HDTV that I want to use as the primary and only monitor for my Toshiba Satellite laptop.

I want to eliminate the laptops screen altogether.

I would like to know if there exists a connector or some other way to connect my laptops ribbon cable output to a VGA output and then to the HDTV via a VGA cable; or if there is a better way to go?

The screen on this 4year old laptop got cracked so I have to spend at least $75.00 for parts alone and if I go that way I might as well buy another laptop, or use a desktop with a wireless keyboard which will cost more than $100.00 to set up.

Besides, this seems like a kinda cool fix so if anyone has any bright Ideas, please respond.

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HI all. I recently purchased a Toshiba Satellite M55-s331 laptop. When trying to connect it to my Comcast broadband wirelessly, it drops constantly. I have used this netgear router with Comcast b4 and never had problems. Could this be a driver problem or a known Toshiba issue. Any help is greatly appreciated.

BTW..When it drops, I get the Comcast New Customer Installation Download page.



Answer:Toshiba Satellite wireless drops

Well its osunding like it may be toshiba related see this thread -

Might be conincidental but the stories sound similar.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro that runs with Windows Vista. The wireless internet has stopped working, but it will work if I connect with an ethernet cable.

All of the wireless options are "on" (the switch at the front of the laptop, and the fn-f8 command for wireless). When I go into Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network Map it tells me that "the adapter is not connected".

Any help with this problem would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Pro - wireless problems

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Hi all! My first post so go easy please

I've been 'tinkering' with computers and laptops for years but this one really has me stumped. I had brought to me a Toshiba Satellite (not pro) L550-19X. The guys explanation was he could only get internet by using the ethernet cable. I took a look and this seems to be the case. The drivers for networking show as Realtek family something or other, nothing showing anything for a wireless card. I checked that the wireless card was seated was. There is no F8 function showing in the flash cards when holding the FN key and the little wireless icon does not show in the system tray. Its running Windows 7 by the way. So, i installed a different wireless card and sure enough, the laptop detected it, installed it and Windows said it was 'ready to use'. F8 function showed in the flash cards and we had the wireless symbol in the system tray! Yey! I thought......but nope! The wireless icon has a red x through it, even after F8'ing. Wireless is enabled in BIOS and there are no issues showing in device manager. I have done a complete restore using the recovery disk supplied and there is no little switch on the front edge of the laptop, just an LED for the wireless. Sorry for the long post but I had to explain everything I had done so far. Any help on this would be very gratefully recieved.

Many thanks in advance.

Answer:Wireless problems with Toshiba Satellite

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My 94 year-old grandfather (YES 94) managed to delete his wireless internet settings on his Toshiba Satellite A55 laptop computer. I have been trying to walk him through getting it back up over the phone, but I am (or he is) missing something. I failed to mention I am in Ohio and he is in South Carolina so I cannot just stop on by to do this. He has Windows XP and I thought it would be just like on my Dell lap top, click on your wireless network icon and search for a local network. There is a wireless network that he is subscribed to in his nursing home but it is not detecting any networks. Any ideas as to what he may have deleted or what to look for to get him going again? Thanks in advance!

Answer:How to set up wireless internet on a Toshiba satellite A55?

First, is the wireless switched on? The switch is low on the front of a Toshiba and, I understand, easy to toggle accidentally. The LED indicating whether the wireless is switched on is red I've been told.

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My Satellite M45-S331 has intermittent wireless connectivity problems. It simply stops working after awhile. It connects at first to my WEP enabled router (as do the other laptops) and then after awhile it fails. There is a system event error that reads:

Event 5005
"Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection : Has encountered an internal error and has failed."

Event 5031
"Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection :The adapter has detected an Adapter Check as a result of some unrecoverable hardware of software error. Please contact your service provider."

Event 5002
"PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection :Has determined that the adapter is not functioning properly."

The funny thing is that I tried to do a repair on the device and now it just doesn't run (shows up in device manager)

The machine is XP-Pro SP3, I had let Toshiba's wireless utility manage the connections but now I have switched back to windows WZC but the condition continues.

The driver version is:

Vendor: Intel version is dated 12/19/2007
I had used DriverAgent to upgrade drivers in the past. I just now chose the option to roll back the driver (Surprisingly it stayed at the same revision and version) and I can now connect but I have done this before and know it will eventually drop again with the same errors listed above.

I'm pretty technical but this one has me puzzled. I can't tell if it's a driver issue or a hardware issue. ... Read more

Answer:Toshiba Satellite M45 - Wireless Failure

This is a driver or hardware issue it would seem.

I would STOP using DriverAgent and download the proper drivers directly from Toshiba for your model.

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With my new network now up and running, and all devices talking to each other as they should, I probed about in the (VM supplied) Netgear Superhubs settings and discovered I can change the frequency from 2.4 to 5gz which gets me away from local interference.
My iMac, Ipad iPhone and ATV work perfectly with the setting at 5, but laptop flatly refuses to even see the network. I have a new Draytek wireless router being delivered this week and would like to use the higher setting for all devices without having to go into the admin screen and change back to 2.4 when using the lappy.
Anyone had this issue, or suggest a workaround?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Pro Wireless Issue

Should have added....Laptop runs Windows 7 64 bit, and the network card is the Atheros with the latest drivers installed.

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Toshiba Satellite Pro running XP - I have attempted some of the other solutions and still can't seem to make it work. I have run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector, when its connected via ethernet cable it shows networks when not connected nada.
I have tried deleting the wireless driver and restarting still nothing. I have tried starting it in Safe Mode and deleting the drivers but I received an error message saying those were needed for restarting.

I wonder if there isn't a problem with the router settings as seen in Lauren27 closed issue. I have a Qwest modem from CenturyLink and when I try to login to adjust the setting I get sent to a CenturyLink error page. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Windows IP Configuration when connected via ethernet cable
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : CHLOE
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Home


Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 4:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Home

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network Adapter

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-26-B6-10-CA-D1

Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :

Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :

Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :... Read more

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Pro not connecting to wireless

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Laptop. Must be the internal type for fitting inside laptop. Model of Laptop is Toshiba Satellite 1130 (PS113E)preferably from reliable source.Never found them apart from second, must be a new item though.

Answer:Where can I buy a Wireless Card for Toshiba

Toshiba site - look under Archived Filesclick here

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I have a Satellite A75-S211 laptop and it is not recognizing my 2GB SD card. The manufacturer of the SD card is Toshiba.
I downloaded and installed the PC card driver, but still was unsuccesful.

Please help.

Answer:Satellite A75-S211 - 2gb SD Card (Toshiba)


Please check in your user manual if your notebook?s card reader supports such cards.
If the card is supported then try this:

Remove the SD card reader from the device manager (uninstall the driver)
Reboot the notebook and install the new downloaded driver.

PS: Seems like this notebook model would belong to the US Toshiba series. Therefore you should take the drivers from the Toshiba US page

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Hey, I'm wanting to start uploading gameplays / streaming matches off my Wii U, soon to be Switch, PS4(I know it records but just incase y'know), PS3, and Xbox 360 even.
So I'm pretty sure I need an HD Graphic card for good quality, but would my PC be a problem?
I got it back in like 2012/2013, its OP is Windows 10 64-bit, CPU is Intel Celeron B830 @ 1.80 GHz,
Graphics is Generic PnP Moniter (1366x768 @60Hz), and storage is 596 GB if that helps. I wanna aim
for 720p at least with 60FPS, under preferably $300. Any help would be much appreciated !

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Hi folks.

Background: got a Toshiba Satellite P100 PSPA3C-SD300E from a friend. I decided that I wanted to partition the drive and just give it a clean format using my XP disc, and I'd just get the drivers off the Toshiba site since he lost his Toshiba recovery disc.

Issue: Having wiped it clean, the laptop isn't recognizing the LAN card and, by extension, the wireless card, both of which worked perfectly before the format. I have downloaded the drivers for my model from the Toshiba website - the LAN drivers don't come with an installer but I navigated through to them via Device Manager (Other Devices --> Network Controller) and attempted an install, which didn't work. Without that, the wireless driver setup is pointless.

Then I downloaded the Toshiba PC Diagnostic Tool and in its basic information, under Network, it says "None."

So, it looks like my craptop is not recognizing that the card exists. Has anyone run into this problem before? How can I get it to recognize the card and install the drivers?


PS: Don't hesitate to let me know if I need to list any other specs - I'm just in a bit of a hurry at the moment.

Answer:LAN Card Not Recognized - XP Toshiba Satellite

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Toshiba Satellite C55-A5310

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3120M CPU @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6023 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 688 GB (551 GB Free);
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Portable PC
Antivirus: Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security

Network Card: Realtek RTL8188EE (see attached image)

This laptop has been having problems detecting wifi signals unless I get super close to the router. So after some research, I am pretty sure that the network card needs to be replaced. The problem is I am having trouble finding one similar to the one I have now. If you look at the picture, you can see my current card only has a port for one antenna, unlike most other ones that I have seen online which have two antenna ports. So I was wondering if anyone could help me find a compatible card.

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I have an old Toshiba Satellite A10. After re-format the HDD and did a fresh install of XP Pro, all drivers had been installed successfully but the sound card won't work anymore. I tried to update the driver using file downloaded from Toshiba with no success. The sound card suppose to be Intel Chipset 82801DBM AC97. Would some one help me please. Thank you very much.

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The wireless connection (beside the clock) isn't working on my laptop, although I have tried pressing FN + F8 (which is the wireless button) but it didn't work and I also tried some idea posted here which was to remove the battery and hold the power button to 30 seconds and power it back but it didn't work either

Are there any other fixes to solve the issue pls?


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Toshiba Satellite P755
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
While using the Internet the other day, and had the computer speakers muted, when I heard a very faint and slow-paced beeping sound.  I thought maybe it was a watch alarm buried under some laundry.  Suddenly, the volume and tempo of the beeping increased alarmingly until the computer was basically screaming.  The wireless connection was interrupted and connectivity did not automatically return.  After the wireless was interrupted, the beeping volume and pace again decreased and eventually stopped.  I turned the wireless adapter on and off a few times, and was able to reconnect after a few minutes.  This has happened three or four times.
Yesterday, the wireless bars did not appear in the system tray, but the computer with network cable icon with red X.  Strangely, I was able to connect to the Internet, but the icon did not change to the wireless bars.  Once I restarted, the problem went away.
I haven't done anything to diagnose or troubleshoot this problem.  I checked the vendor website for software updates, but everything is current.
Thanks for your time!

Answer:Wireless Issues, Toshiba Satellite Windows 7

Replied here
Closed this.

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I'm having some problems with my wireless card on my laptop (Toshiba Satellite M500). Basically, about every few minutes it gets connectivity issues. Kicks me off the internet, but the windows wireless connectivity program never catches on that I was kicked off. On top of that, I can circumvent the problem by holding my laptop up in such a way that the card (which is located basically below my left wrist) is up in the air. Of course this is far from ideal.

This is my ipconfig:


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Saskia-windows7
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8192E Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 70-1A-04-1B-76-AD
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::2531:7012:7880:242f%12(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, November 17, 2012 7:06:41 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, December 16, 2012 8:44:11 AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : fe80::1eaf:f7ff:... Read more

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my laptoop is not showing any available networks in networking. the device seems to be working properly according to windows device manager. recently have run some anti-spyware, reg cleaners etc. system seems to be running well, better than ever, but now can't find networks. any ideas out there?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite not showing wireless networks

What are the system specs? and which windows you are running?

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Appreciate your help. I have a Toshiba Satellite p750 laptop. I have had it only 2 months and although it works perfectly plugged in my wireless connection will not work. I can see the hardware is all there with drivers but when l try to switch it on using my fn F8 it says not enabled but will not let me change it, also when l press the wireless on/off button on my laptop it beeps and the light turns off but it turns straight back on again yet again doing nothing. I have been getting messages such as turn on hardware Radio Switch.

I am running Windows 7 - 64 bit.

I have tried returning it to factory settings and updating the drivers but l still can not get it to work.

Any ideas??


Answer:Toshiba Satellite P750 Wireless not working

I assume it's still covered by Toshiba under warranty.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 6050 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, -1262 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 594519 MB, Free - 543094 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, PEQAA
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Updated and Enabled

Somehow I have managed to turn off my wireless switch - I have no idea how - and I can't find the doggone thing to turn it back on. F8 only tells me that it is off and not how to turn it back on. I have recently moved and can't find the info that came with the computer. This is driving me CRAZY - please help me.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite P750 Wireless Switch

Second touch button from the left above the keyboard is the wireless on/off switch.
Control Panel, Device Manager, expand Network Adapters, right click Wireless adapter, click Enable.

Users Manual for P750/P755/P750D/P755D

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In my street there are several wifi connected properties that use the same provider. Myself included.

My laptop has an issue whereby if it picks up too many of these signals (if they're in use when I'm online I presume), I can't get online (Connection says 'limited' in the Network sidebar).
If I un-select 'connect automatically' on the company specific signals, mine works again, briefly. As soon as I select another signal to un-select the previous one defaults to 'selected', and my signal generally goes again.

Main question then; how the heck to do I stop this laptop trying to automatically connect to the other signals? My connection is not a public one, nor are the others. I've looked for an option, but I really can't work out where it is!

Could my TV, which has a modem (like a TIVO) have an effect on it?

I'm using Windows 8, Google Chrome (shouldn't make a difference, but thought I'd mention it).
The signal for my property is down as the default.

Thanks for reading, hope you can help!


Answer:Issue with wireless signal on Toshiba Satellite C50-B-13N

I don't understand. Do you have a unique SSID (name of wireless network)? If you do, and have none of the others set for "connect automatically"there should be no attempt to connect to any other network.

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with a screen shot see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows Vista or latter I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

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Wireless security on Toshiba Satellite A55-S326

I set up WEP on my friend's Belkin F5D7230-4 router but password is greyed out on laptop on the Lan settings.

Although I see the network in Wireless Networks, do I need to "Add" instead of going to the Properties which is where the password is greyed out?

Answer:Wireless security on Toshiba Satellite A55-S326

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HELP with Toshiba Satellite C-50A5177WM Laptop.

The problem I am having is that wireless connectivity becomes intermittent while trying to browse websites, Web pages just lag an stop loading altogehter I use a usb Wireless Adapter to be able to navigate but even then it also presents the same issue although not nearly as bad as with the integrated adapter.

I have tried with older drivers as suggeste/d to do and nothing really changed. I have tried to deal with Customer Support but it always ends in long hold times and a lot of frustration

Someone recommended that I install windows 7 and I am seriously considering the move

System Information

Machine name: MONTES_01
Operating System: Windows 8.1 Single Language 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600) (9600.winblue_gdr.130913-2141)
Language: Spanish (Regional Setting: Spanish)
System Manufacturer: TOSHIBA
System Model: Satellite C50-A
BIOS: 1.30
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU 2020M @ 2.40GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM

Available OS Memory: 3976MB RAM
Page File: 2553MB used, 2701MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.03.9600.16384 64bit Unicode

wireless adapter:
Name: Qualcomm Atheros AR956x Wireless Network Adapter
Device ID: PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0036&SUBSYS_061211AD&REV_01\4&C4DC970&0&00E1
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\at... Read more

Answer:Toshiba Satellite C-50 / Wireless Connectivity issues

I would place more blame on the hotspots or wifi access points. The best thing to do, if you are getting intermittent connecting while using the laptop. Get a USB wifi adapter. The antenna on the Toshiba's, is on the upper Left hand corner of the lid. It is a piece of foil, that is aprox 2"x3".

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I have been having some problems with my wireless connection on my Toshiba Satellite M645-S4050 running Windows 7 for quite some time. One of the symptoms of the problem I am having is that after my laptop goes to sleep and I bring it back up, 80% of the time no wireless network can be detected. I try to diagnose the connection and Windows can not find a solution to the problem. I then am forced to restart my computer and a lot of the time I must restart it more than once.

Another thing that I noticed was that when I am forced to shutdown/restart my computer after no wireless networks can be detect, my computer is unable to turn off and stays on "Shutting down.." screen indefinitely.

I have tried to update all of the wireless drivers to no avail, and I am getting desperate for a solution as I am a college student with no money for a whole new laptop. Thank you for your help.

If any other information is needed, please just let me know.

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My Toshiba Satellite can't detect wireless connections.An ATT tech was trying to troubleshoot my home connection problem, walked me through all kinds of DOS prompts, had me change setings, etc. Nothing fixed it except a new modem/router. However, now I can not pick up ANY wireless connections anywhere. My orange light is on and my F8 reads ON.I know it is a setting he had me change, but he had me change alot of things and I am not a DOS guru :( HELP, I need my wireless capablities back.

Answer:My Toshiba Satellite can't detect wireless/light is ON

Googling is probably the best way to sort it out.See if any of these links sort it out.How to Connect to a Wireless Network in Windows 7 To Connect To a Wireless Router for Local Administration the Wireless Connection Icon Networks Available Wireless Network the Advanced Settings in Wireless Networks - Networks to access to Advanced Network Access Step to Change Advanced Network Access Your Wi-Fi Router Channel to Optimize Your Wireless Signal tips to help improve your wireless network recovers all wireless network keys (WEP/WPA) stored in your computer by the 'Wireless Zero Configuration' service of Windows XP and by the 'WLAN AutoConfig' service of Windows Vista. It allows you to easily save all keys to text/html/xml file, or copy a single key to the clipboard. Fix : Wireless Capability turned off in Windows 7 to the... Read more

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Hi all, I can't find a driver for that adapter on toshiba web site:


That site requests:

- portable
- toshiba
- nb series
- 500
- PLL50E
- Windows 7 32 bit

Then all drivers and manufacturer utilities should be available for download.
I've installed the following, not all toshiba utilities

But wifi adapter results unmanaged in windows devices manager.
I report detailed info for indentification of that hardware component:

Can you confirm the needed driver is not present on toshiba site?
Thanks in advance!

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Does Anybody know where to install the wireless card in a Toshiba A8 Laptop the Wireless CHIP NOT THE PCMCIA CARD. When I ordered the laptop through my work the company sent the laptop and the wireless card separate. Most of the laptops on the back have a little clip or cover that you remove to install the card, but for some reason there is no spot to put the wireless card in the back of the laptop I just see the battery, memory and hard drive. Please note I am not talking about the PCMCIA card Im talking about the actual wireless chip. I was wondering if the spot to put the wireless chip deep in and the only way to get it is to remove everything. Please let me know

Answer:install wireless card in Toshiba A8

Doesn't that model already have Wifi built in to the unit (not PCMCIA).. This might be a dumb question but have you tried the toshiba web site? Here's a link..
just click on Portables, then Tecra, then choose your model, then follow the links, click on resource guides or users guide..

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My Toshiba Satellite M60 164 developed a problem with the screen output a while ago as visible by clicking on the following link:
I brought it to a repair place and after a long time and a lot of faffing they informed me that there is a problem with the graphics card. They quoted me a price to repair which was not too bad considering the age of the laptop and the price to just replace it, so I told them to go ahead. They ordered a replacement graphics card, fitted it and tested it only to discover the same problem appeared during the testing. They claimed that this was due to their supplier sending a slightly different part and then quoted a much higher price to source the part from elsewhere, which was however not economical. I got the part no off them (Toshiba VGA BOARD M24C 128, K000027010) and have found somewhere else to buy it for cheaper. However due to poor service and communication by them I am not for them to fix it and before I bring it elsewhere I want to ensure it is the correct part for this laptop as they did not install any faith in me! When I contacted Topaz, Toshiba's spare parts dealer, the lady gave me a different part number and said the graphics board and motherboard are all one when the repair shop had told me they were separate.
Basically I am wondering if anyone can confirm to me what the part number is for the graphic board and if it is attached to the motherboard or not? Also if you have any idea from this limited i... Read more

Answer:Toshiba Satellite M60 164 Graphics Card Issues

Going by the dismantling guide here :-
And looking at the pic at step #23 :-
The graphics chip is the one with the white thermal compound on it and it's soldered onto the system board.
To be absolutely sure though I would follow that guide and have a look yourself.
But it looks like the Topaz woman was correct and the repair shop people are lying to you.

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I have no idea what sound card was installed with the Computer I bought, and no idea why it has disappeared.
I hope this information helps:
This is what Everest says:
Version EVEREST v2.20.405
Report Type Quick Report
Computer LAPPY (Laptop)
Generator D Lee
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Date 2008-12-09
Time 19:18

--------[ Debug - PCI ]-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

B00 D00 F00: Intel 82852GM(E)/82852PM/82855GM(E) MCH - Host-Hub Interface Bridge [A-2]

Offset 00: 86 80 80 35 06 01 90 20 02 00 00 06 00 00 80 00
Offset 10: 08 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 20: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 79 11 00 FF
Offset 30: 00 00 00 00 40 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 40: 09 00 05 81 00 00 00 00 00 00 C1 FE 02 28 00 0E
Offset 50: 00 01 54 00 00 00 00 00 00 10 11 11 10 00 13 11
Offset 60: 1A 39 00 00 00 00 08 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
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Answer:Sound card not found on Toshiba Satellite

To my knowledge, laptops usually don't have a sound card but the motherboard's sound unit is used. I could be wrong though.

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I have changed the motherboard of my Toshiba Satellite L50-B-24K
I have mounted the new motherboard and installed Windows : everything works fine except the network card.
If I plug an ethernet cable, the computer never connects to internet. It works with the wifi card.
I have checked the network card properties and it says the mac adress is :
This is not normal but I don't know how to correct this.
Thank you per advance for your help.

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On Start Up the fan momentarily runs up to a point where it appears to be at its maximum possible speed and makes a `buzzing` sound before the speed drops to normal and only changes with CPU load/temperature thereafter. It happens at each and every start, either from cold or as a Restart during use but only the once for each Start/Restart cycle and no other time.No changes have been made to the laptop other than a new battery and the fan appears clean when viewed through the grill on the bottom.This has only just started happening. Has anyone else experienced this on a Toshiba or any other laptop and is the cause known? Better still does anyone have any idea of how to resolve it?Many thanks in anticipation for any help.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Laptop Fan


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HJT log follows...

Toshiba Satellite laptop running xp Pro.
Turn on...takes forever to boot....once it boots, takes forever to log on.
Once logged on...all key actions cease.
Mouse can be moved but no key strokes or mouse clicks will do anything.

Can't load TASK MANAGER to see what memory usage is.

Brought up in Safe Mode to run HJT.
Installed spybot but didn't accomplish much.

Here's first log.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:51:33 AM, on 3/6/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0013)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Windows Internet Explorer ... Read more

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Laptop seriously ill

Hello and welcome to TSF.

HijackThis is no longer the preferred initial scanning tool in this forum.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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My toshiba satellite will not power up with cord or battery. The battery appears to start charging but shuts off after five mins or so.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite laptop

not malware related so moved to hardware

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Hey guys can't seem firgure this out I'm looking for a mass storage controller driver for this laptop and I went to the toshiba site and got all what I need and saw but still missing this driver

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A-200 Laptop

You say that it is an A-200 but what is the full model number on it. I have one that is an A665-S5170.

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I have a Toshiba laptop satellite 5205-S503 and have installed a Toshiba WI-FI card. My broadband router is a D-Link 614+. I can't not get the laptop to see the router, although it does seem to know the desktop computer name. I'm kinda new at this WI-FI game. Toshiba wasn't much help although they did teach me how to turn on the laptop WI-FI switch. I am running Windows XP. I have the router connected with a Cat 5 cable to both the desk top and lap top successfully. When I try to connect the laptop via WI-FI, I am unsuccessful. I do get icons in the tray, however.

Anybody got an idea of what I need to do to go wireless?


Answer:Toshiba Satellite Laptop and Wi-Fi

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I have a big problem, I have a toshiba satellite Laptop L455D S5976 that wont start has no power no lights in other words dead. I tried a new power adapter cord, I installed new power jack and still no power and no lights. Right now i have the whole laptop disasemable, Also where can i buy a tester to check the motherboard and all the other compoents like the cpu, Heat sink, Memory chips, Especially the motherboard. If anybody can help it's you guys.

Thank you,


Answer:Toshiba Satellite Laptop

Although you do not say so

I tried a new power adapter cord, I installed new power jack and still no power and no lightsClick to expand...

and presuming the battery was flat and it could not therefore be tested on battery only without charging the same - I presume you did try a new POWER adapter, as against just the connecting cable and new power mini jack socket
Or at least test that you had an output from the adapter

The answer to the actual question is you cannot, there is no such thing as ONE tester for what you specify
The heat sink would not STOP it posting, even if it cut out as soon as it detected overheat on the processor

Presuming that it has more than one stick of ram, simply removing one and swopping over before of course you dismantled it was the test for that

However although a failed ram stick may stop it booting it would not stop the power led illuminating on the laptop

My opinion is, with no power led whatsoever and if you have eliminated power supply as first mentioned
capacitor failure on board on circuit that takes power from connections of jack.
It may of course NOT be so, but that is in my experience favourite

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hey guys, i have been working on this laptop for about a day now and im completely lost.. when i boot up the machine it freezes at the starting windows screen; i have tired to boot into safe mode and also last good known config.. neither work. i created a windows repair disk and installed it into the computer; windows wont fix the problem with startup repair option.. i have resat the ram in the computer just to see if that would fix it;

Answer:toshiba satellite laptop

I'd suggest testing the hard drive.

In order to test the hard drive you can run one of the diagnostic programs below. The files, in ISO format, will need to be burned to a CD using a program that can burn CD image files (burnaware or imgburn).

Hitachi Drive Fitness Test
Downloads | HGST Storage

Western Digital
WD Support / Downloads / Select Product
(choose your product and select Data Lifeguard Diagnostic)

SeaTools | Seagate

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My name is Ken and I am trying to repair a customer's Toshiba Satellite laptop. It had Windows XP loaded and when it boots it will only get as far as:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \windows\system32\config\system
You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM. Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair.

I saw on one website to press 0, F1 or F8 to get the hard drive disk utility to come up on the screen but it only displays the message that I detailed above. I also ensured that the CD/DVD was the first boot device and I tried to reload the operating system with a Win XP disk that I have but the same message appears.
I cannot get past this message no matter what I do.
And to make matters worse, the customer doesn't have the original Setup CD-ROM. I guess what i'm looking for is an original setup disk.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite laptop

Which O.S are u using

U didnt specify the o.s u re using but from my experience with o.s i guess it is win xp. Now if u can get a sata win x.p with will correct the issue,note there is the normal x.p software and there is also sata get that and see the end result

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Hi everyone...
Needing help with the following...

I just got a Toshiba Satellite Laptop that it doesnt start Windows... it turns on... it shows the Toshiba Intro screen... and then thats it... it becomes black... until i get a message that says Windows Error System file missing please insert your Windows CD and choose R to Repair your Windows...

I can get into the BIOS, checked everything and its all fine (i guess)... but when i try to change the boot order so i can boot from a Windows CD it does nothing... it kind skips the boot order and goes right through HDD boot and then i got the message described before...

Any hints?

Dead HDD?... :hotbounce

Answer:Help with a Toshiba Satellite Laptop

hold F12 during boot with the cd already inserted

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When I use my laptop at home, I am able to access web pages no problem, but when I am at the college, I can get a connection, I just can't access any web pages. What do I do, what do I click etc.... I was told that I might have a static IP. BUT... I am lucky to remember my name half the time with a brain injury. So can someone PLEASE explain to me (1)What the heck a static IP is, (2)How can I access web pages on my laptop when I am at the college or another location when I have a open connection, and (3)Will I have to change the profile each time I access the internet from a different location?

I see that I have the ConfigFree using the Atheros AR5005G Wireless Network. I can get to the properties if anyone can tell me what I need to do.

Nina Anne

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I reinstalled xp pro and then (using another computer because the ethernet still needs a driver) I went to the Toshiba web site to download the drivers but I couldn't find them. Where can I download the drivers for my Toshiba laptop model L305D-S5914? Thanks.

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Just installed XP Pro on a friends Toshiba Satellite L30D PSLC0E and managed to find 'almost' all the drivers on the 'net.

However I still have a yellow question mark opposite SM Bus Controller in Device Manager. The owner has misplaced the original discs but I presume that as this machine previously had Vista that the discs probably wouldn't have had XP drivers anyway.

Wonder if anyone on here could point me in the right direction. I have spent ages on the Toshiba site but no luck.

Thank you.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Laptop SM Bus...

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Was given a toshiba satellite laptop and was told the hard drive was bad. I don't know exact model number as the sticker that gives that info is worn and impossible to read. The os is xp pro. I replace the hard drive and went to install xp home and before I knew it I couldn't get cd rom to work. Is there a way of checking to see if it is broken?

Answer:toshiba satellite laptop

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the cddvdw has stopped writing to disc in burn and I don't know how to fix. I try burning cds and I get an error essage. saying either the burner is busy or an error has occurred while attempting to burn files to disc can you helo me?

Answer:i have a toshiba satellite laptop

Go to Toshiba site and download the driver for the DVD drive and install it. Then see if there is any improvement. If not then the drive may be bad.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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When trying to type an E-Mail address to get @ I press shift and then 2. However I always get "Ideas please as to how to overcomeDES NL

Answer:Toshiba laptop Satellite M60

On a UK configured keyboard <SHIFT><2> should produce <">. <@> is on another key. My Toshiba and Acer UK keyboards are <SHIFT><'> but yours might be different! I assume you are using a USA keyboard and driver to obtain <@> by <SHIFT><2>.

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To Flavallee (Frank)Could you tell me where the ATI onboard Graphic video card is located in the Motherboard. Also can they be replace or upgraded. If posiible could you send me a picture of the motherboard of the ATI onboard Graphic video card. This is a Toshiba satellite Laptop Model # PSLC8U-00D010. This Laptop will boot up the fan is working all lights are on. I tested the Memory sticks (Ram) on another Laptop plus i also tested the Hard Drive. I also took apart the screen and all the wiring seem to be connected. I connected the VGA adapter to a different Monitor and still no video display. I am no sure but could it be the ATI onboard Graphic video card. Please help me with this problem.


Answer:Toshiba Satellite Laptop

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I RECENTLY acquired a Toshiba Satellite M40 laptop which isn't working.When turned on it shows "Operating System not found." The Bios doesn't detect the hard drive.
Using the original recovery disk I can get it to boot
to the recovery utility, but whatever I try it returns "No disk drives were detected".
When I leave the recovery it goes into Dos mode, defaulting to x:\> (I assume this is Toshiba cd drive) I can then go to c:\>.. Doing a directory search it shows
"Volume in drive C is MS-RAMDRIVE
Directory of C:\
Does anyone have any idea where I start????

Answer:Toshiba Satellite M40 Laptop

Perhaps the Bios is correct and the hard drive has failed.

Replacement hard drives for Toshiba Laptops are notoriously expensive. You can sometime pick up a bargain on Ebay if you wait long enough.

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Hi everyone,have just got a new laptop - a replacement for the one recently stolen from car boot (Grrr!).My query is - does anyone know why it powers down at regular intervals? This happens even when being used. The Toshiba that was stolen did the same. There must be a power save setting or hibernate setting that I haven't found because I have looked and the settings I have made should not cause it to power down.ThanksFire :)

Answer:Toshiba Laptop Satellite A10 or something!

Try calling Toshiba Tech support0870 4448936 (from their web site).

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