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Satellite A30-931 - What happens if BIOS update goes wrong?

Question: Satellite A30-931 - What happens if BIOS update goes wrong?

I have been recommended to do a BIOS update on the above machine. I think the existing version is 1.30 and the correct replacement is 1.70 (I think this refers to PSA33E: []).

The original BIOS has a password. Would like to know what happens if this process goes wrong. Will my system be inoperable or is there a backup procedure pre-install?

The additional problem with this is that the fan is going on every minute or so. The heatsink looks clean, but maybe new thermal grease should be applied to the cpu.


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Answer: Satellite A30-931 - What happens if BIOS update goes wrong?


In worst case if the update goes wrong your computer doesn?t boot anymore. That means you can only see a black screen and you can nothing. In this case you would need professional help from an authorized service provider, they can reflash the ROM module or exchange it.

But here some important points before you start the update:
-Make sure that you are logged in as administrator
-Disable your AntiVirus and Firewall
-Disconnect from Internet
-Close all running programs

> The additional problem with this is that the fan is going on every minute or so. The heatsink looks clean, but maybe new thermal grease should be applied to the cpu.
Yes, maybe the thermal grease must be renewed if you have already cleaned your notebook. After this everything should work normally.

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I recently wantet to make a Bios update on my notebook and half way through there came an error and closet down.. i continuet working on the notebook and then later rebootet it and nothing happend. Just a black screen with a - blinking up in the left corner. My guess is that the Bios is messed up and need to be resetted.. But i dont know where to find the battery on the laptop or if that even would help to take that out for a couple of sec. like it would on a stationary computer. Any suggestions other then send it in. then i have to be without a computer for at least 3 weeks :D

Answer:Bios Update went wrong on a Satellite L30-105

You have no chance to fix this problem at home, you need professional help. After a wrong update you can not simply reset the BIOS. Taking out the battery won't solve your problem, it works only if the BIOS is not damaged.

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I had some Toshiba software some time ago (cant remember the name) it told me that there was a newer BIOS for my L40-18R PSL48E, the newest version is from
06/17/08 an the number it has is 20080617131309 I tried to instal it by clicking update BIOS after extracting it, have tried without extracting it to a temp folder
as well as extracting it to a temp folder, what happens everytime i click on updatebios is that my laptop reboots erasing the old bios and changing it with the one i downloaded,
but my problem is that the version I have on my computer (using Auslogic system information) is a BIOS from 05/14/08 (not the newest)the number is 5000814 08 ver: V2.00 I downloaded the bios from


What do i do wrong trying to update my BIOS? I have slow reboot and shut down witch I though might be faster after a BIIOS update (its the delay before my computer starts rebooting or shutdown that is my problem)

Answer:What do i do wrong trying to update BIOS on Satellite L40?


Unfortunately you didn't write which Satellite L40 you have exactly. I have checked Toshiba support page and there are listed three different models (PSL4xxx).
So you must be sure you have chosen the right model.
Please inform us about this.

I want also to discuss something else too. If the system runs well and stabile you do not need BIOS update. Fast or slow boot, in my opinion, has nothing to do with BIOS but with OS configuration. You must optimize start up procedure and be sure notebook must not start all useless applications and processes. It is nothing but wasting the time.

On this forum you can find many interesting threads about that. Have a look into this one

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Hello everyone!

I update the BIOS on my laptop and something went wrong, not now turn a laptop screen.

I went to see the web for Chris Bios recover.
Have available more than 20 versions, but so far no success.

My biggest problem is - I can not save to floppy disk 2 MB BIOS. All attempts to make a boot
flash or SD ended in failure.

The laptop is: Satellite pro U400 PSU45E

Please help me ... the laptop reads the floppy in BIOS with little experience (those that come with Chris Bios 500 KB - 1000 KB) begins with a normal boot beep signals supposedly provided a definition blocks then baar both short beep and do nothing ..
there must be something ... DOS BIOS small size, USB emulator .. BIOS to be torn down so it is possible charging of USB, SD ...

Every idea can be useful!

Thank you very much

Excuse my english

f the topic is not for here, please redirect it mderatora
This is my 1 post here

Answer:Satellite Pro U400 - BIOS update went wrong

Hi mate

Unfortunately? if something went wrong during the BIOS update, then you will not be able to solve this without an help from an ASP technician?

Hopefully the BIOS ROM module is not damage?
In worst case the mobo is damage but maybe it?s not damaged?

However?. You have to get in contact with an local ASP and should ask for further handling!

Good luck!

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i have a satellite pro p100 with win xp.
i downloaded the win-based bios-update.
something went worng. the notebook was shut down and when i try to start it,
i have blackscreen, dont see the anything, windows doesnt start.
nothing happens.

please help me, i am writing my diploma and really need to get this fixed quickly.

Answer:Satellite Pro P100: Bios update went wrong - what to do?


so if your machine does not start anymore then you should send/bring your machine to the next authorized service partner in your country.

Here?s a link to find one and I suggest you to contact one of them immediately because of your diploma:

Good luck

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I have New Satellite C660-1TK (PSC1QE-01900GGE) In sunday i flashed with version 1,40 Without any problem
NOW i see that i have new version 1,50
Startting the bios flashing .exe
bios flashed done but the procces s not complete
after programing s done the Lap top freeze with big noise from the fan....
i needet to remove the battary and now

the version of the buios is 1.50 but EC version is 1.40 still the old becose the flashing is t not complete with i try to reflashed but show s me you are with the last et version of bios>!

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Answer:Satellite C660-1TK - BIOS Update Go Wrong

To be honest you can be happy that your notebook works because many people have had bad luck after not successful BIOS update.

In my opinion you should not ?play? with BIOS updates. At the end you will damage BIOS update and your notebook will not start at all. Maybe you should contact Toshiba service provider and clarify this. Ask for help. They should do it for you. If something goes wrong it will not be your fault.

Be careful with this. It is just my opinion and advice for you. Don?t change well running system.

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Yes, the upgrade flash went wrong with me also, as so many i've seen. Weird that toshiba recommends a bios flash when you get errors installing win7/ vista, and have it fail so much.

I tried getting 3 different bios versions from the internet, 2 from the toshiba site (2.0 and 2.1 i thought) and alaa200a.rom.

When i make the crisis disk with the crisdisk.bat (even doing it in DOS) it copies all files on the floppy, also tried the different phflash versions. Older ones seem to actually load for 2 minutes, the newer ones tend to load for a few seconds then stops and starts loading again etc.

Needless to say, all my efforts with those bios haven't paid off for one bit.

When i put the notebook normally on, and when i press the Fn button on the keyboard, the Fn light actually lights up, but nothing else happens.

Anyone who might have any idea what to do more, apart from buying a new bios chip?

Thanks in advance.

Ps, i have a Satellite A210-16F PSAELE

Answer:Satellite A210-16F - BIOS update went wrong


I think, you should contact the ASP (service center) to reflash the Bios. The Bios failure topics are discussed almost everyday and no one can give a right solution besides contacting the ASP.

You can read an article that maybe can be useful for you:

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SATELLITE A80 - 135 SP (sp is for spanish ?)
model PSA80E-04C00JSP

windows xp sp3 spanish

-> Updated from _original bios 1.5_ (bios ID EAT10 / EAT20 bios version: v1.50)
to _v 2.8_

downloaded from toshiba spain

Unzipped file and found a windows excutable "setup" and "AT10280a.rom"
double click on setup and...

....Now keyboard is useless (strange signs intead of letters)

During update (windows xp) I think I saw something about a *.bak (original rom backup) in c:/windows/temp
but now I can't find the backup rom.

Can anyone help?
Would it be possible to "downgrade" to original (1.5) bios, and if so.. where can I find it??


Answer:Satellite A80-135 PSA80: After Bios update keyboard is wrong


I don?t know why it happened after the BIOS update but I presume the keyboard language settings are not correct.

Go to control panel -> Regional & Language Options -> Languages (second tab) -> Details

Here you should choose the right keyboard language (Spanish???)


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Hello all,

I'm looking for info about my Satellite notebook that is dead after a bios update.

Model is A210-FS3 (PSAFGC-FS308C)... bios unsure.

I updated this notebook about 6 months ago (been shelved ever since) through windows7 beta (i know bad idea)... after it shut down it never came back to life.. It does not POST... Power light just flashes.

Is there a way to fix this without replacing the motherboard? I've read about ways to do it with a USB floppy but It seems sketcky to me.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Satellite A210-FS3, PSAFGC-FS308C. BIOS update gone wrong.

I tried to update the bios from 1.1 to 1.3 on A500-025 but it fried the motherboard. This unit is only 2.5 months old (sigh).
I tried that USB/floppy emergency recovery but to no avail. Send it back to Toshiba who did replace the board and with a updated bios.

Good luck , mine was still on warranty.

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I have Satellite P10-874, my model number got erased from the bottom after years of use.
I recently did a Bios update from Toshiba website and later realised it was for SP10E models.

Well my system didn't crash. Does the model number (part no) change if you update with a Bios version not meant for your system?

My system is still under warranty but the new model number/serial number combo is shown as invalid global entitlement database. My USB ports are not working any more after it showed a power surge message.

I need goto the service center. Is there any way to retrive my originial model no and part no?

Any help will be highly appreciated.


Answer:Satellite P10-874: Does wrong BIOS update change the serial number?

A "wrong" Biosupdate neither erases nor replaces the modelnumber of your machine. So you don?t have to worry about when you give the machine to a sevice center, they have the possibility to retrieve your serialnumber with their system and figure out the modelnumber of your machine.

Regarding your USB-ports: send the machine to your local service-center and don?t worry about the modelnumber-stuff. Your machine is still in warranty and since they will approximately change your system pcb, your worries about the wrong bios is needless.

By the way, i cannot imagine that you have earnest a wrong bios flashed, since the machine during the biosupdate ususally shouts if you try to flash a wrong bios on it.


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I have a Satellite L850-0C9 laptop and Toshiba Service Station is recommending I install the new BIOS update labelled "Satellite Pro C850 BIOS Update - v6.50".

Should I install this as its not the same model as my laptop,
If not why is Service Station recommending I install it?

Answer:Satellite L850/0C9: Toshiba Service Station recommending wrong BIOS update?

I assume this is your notebook and these are all the drivers and BIOS available for this notebook model:

The latest BIOS is v6.50 and it looks to be the right one.
The Pro C850 seems to belongs to the same series so possibly the BIOS is the same.

However, the BIOS update is always an sensitive procedure and from my point of view it?s not really necessary if you don?t have an serious problems.

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a friend gave me his HP DV6500 Notebook to fix it. He said it made an update and then for hours nothing happened. He shut it and started again.

I could see that it tried to recover 2 times. The second time it was successful but it somehow resetted or returned the Vista to a fresh install!!! His data was locked in a previous User account, I backed it up on a usb-stick with a linux live cd.

I can't make a reinstall because now a bluescreen always appears even when I boot from Vista DVD.

ntoskrnl.exe corrupt when try to boot vista in the normal way.
How can I fix that without being able to use the repair option of the DVD?
Sorry, the title of the thread is wrong. I figured out already that the BIOS version is for an Intel. So everything is ok with the BIOS actually.

Answer:Solved: HP DV6500 Notebook wrong BIOS update by HP update function?

Ok, I could fix it after following instructions from this page:

The Txf-log had to be removed and afterwards I was able to use the repair function of the Vista DVD again.

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I have a Satellite L300. I do not believe that I changed (upgraded) the BIOS.
I have had problems with Vista and with getting the Wireless working on XP.

When I last checked the BIOS and tried to upgrade it I discovered that the most recent BIOS upgrade on the Toshiba site is 1.40, whereas the BIOS that I have installed is 1.50 and I am not permitted to install a BIOS with a lower version number.

The BIOS seems messed up.
Some items are greyed out and can't be accessed or modified.

Apart from sending the laptop back to Toshiba does anyone have a suggestion on how to re-install the correct BIOS 1.40.

many thanks


Answer:Do I have a wrong BIOS on Satellite L300?

Whats wrong with the Wireless?

Did you install Vista yourself or is it a factory image?

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I had a Satellite A200 laptop and i downloaded and installed a wrong BIOS. Then I rebooted my laptop and it's blank. I researched and downloaded many programs but I don't have a USB floppy Disk Drive. I downloaded phlash16, created a autoexec.bat file, and follow every direction I read from different post from different websites.

Can someone please help me recover my BIOS using virtual floppy drive from USB and can someone please give a step by step process on how to reflash BIOS. My Laptop is Toshiba Satellite A200. Please give me a BIOS for my Laptop.

Please e-mail me [email protected]

Any help will be much appreciated. Thank you.

Answer:Wrong BIOS installed on Satellite A200

hi ultralord9843,
why is it always the same with those bios updates....

always download updates from the official toshiba website!

see a toshiba service partner to get the problem fixed...
it will be cheapier than buying a floppy drive...

hope you dont killed your mainboard with your action...

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My Toshiba laptop is SATELLITE C650-12E
I find a new version of bios update 2.10 Win (2/1/2014)

I download it but the version is "bios-Win 1.30"; in Toshiba archive extractor*
then i run it say "the bios is not for your Note Book PC .the version of Rom file is not newer than that of bios".

What can I do?

Answer:Wrong BIOS version for Satellite C650-12E

Yes, you are right.

The version on Toshiba EU driver page is reported as +v2.10-win+ but within the package you can find the +v1.30-win+

I recommend you to check and to download this package in next few days.
Hopefully this small issue will be solved as fast as possible.

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I have a Satellite M100. Yesterday when I switched on my notebook the clock sets time to 2010. After I set the time back, it either lacks a few minutes or went back an hour within 1-2 hours after I reset the time.

I checked the window time with BIOS using promt but it is the same. I set the daylight saving correctly and because I am using my uni network there might be restriction for me to sync the clock. I am using windows XP home.

Please some one help suggest what I should do to stop my clock from acting wierdly?


Answer:Satellite M100: BIOS time is wrong


I don?t know if this will help but please be sure the CMOS battery is not empty. Check user?s manuals and there you will find info how long CMOS battery need to be full charged.

If you are permanent online be also sure that the notebook time will be permanent synchronize with internet time server. This option you can find under ?Date and Time Properties?.


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Hi all,

I was updating Bios on my A210 when the laptop shut it self down during upgrade (possible overheating issue) and now it wont start at all as bios is lost.
Any Ideas how to get it back to wake up ? Is there bios reset on M/B ?


Answer:Satellite A210 - bios upgrade gone wrong


This can be fixed only by a Toshiba service technician.
It looks like the BIOS ROM module was not flashed correctly? in such case the Rom module needs to be flashed once again using the BIOS crisis disk.
As far as I know you cannot download such disk. Only the Windows based BIOS is available for download? therefore you need a help from ASP!

Good luck

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help me every friend's

My problem I install wrong BIOS to my laptop. The laptop work good but the USB & bluetooth not work. I can't make my all work

Thankes to care all friend's

Answer:Satellite L500-1GK - Wrong BIOS installed


And what BIOS did you install exactly?
I mean normally you can?t install the wrong version? As far as I know this will be checked before you update it from BIOS installer program.

Did you load the default settings in BIOS after update? I mean theoretically the BIOS version could be correct but you have just forgotten this.

Check this!!!

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I downloaded the bios update for my laptop, L50-A-165

The updater says that the model of the bios doesn t match, the downloaded rom is for model vg10st while I have vg10s.

Anybody can help?

Answer:Satellite L50-A - Wrong BIOS in download section

Is this BIOS version 1.30 from 18/10/13 (

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I accidently installed wrong BIOS version. Instead for P200D I installed for P300D,and after installation now i have dead notebook.Is anyone have idea how to bring it alive, i read allot about crisis recovery disk and i've tried many times without success.

Please give me some advice how to handle with this hopeless situation.

Answer:Wrong BIOS installed on Satellite P200D

Sorry to hear this. It is really a big problem now.
It is not known to me that some crisis disc can make your notebook to work again.

Only thing you can try is to follow advice or method posted on

I hope it will helps you.

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Hi there again!

Now with a new and weird matter.

We all know that old say... "If it is not break, don't fix it". And if you put it into more informatic terms, "specially if it is a BIOS".

Yes, we all know that the BIOS is something quite dellitate to handle. For some reason we normally feel like if we were handling something like nitro-glycerine, or some radioactive product. And this is because we all know what is being put in risk in that moment: our (or sometimes others) computer, the full system could end as dead as some pieces of metal, plastic, and wires.

Well. I passed through all of that more than ten times in my life, and only once it went wrong. But since that old motherboard was already dead, It was not important. But I allways was EXTREMELY care. I allways cross checked everything before doing anything, allways got a backup and a way to restore that backup... and allways did this in COMPAQ systems, that were prepared that way. Updating a BIOS was just about preparing a disk, turn on the PC with the disk in the diskette drive, and wait. And if you didn't like the results, you simply click "return to previus BIOS" and that was it... very nice. And easy.

Few days ago, a friend brought me a Toshiba Satellite 1410-604 to solve some issues that were driving him crazy. After removing an expired Norton Internet Security, install avast and scan, I found more than one hundred files infected with a wide variety of virus, malware, t... Read more

Answer:Satellite 1410-604 - BIOS update > Incorrect BIOS update in the web?

Hi Fenix,

wow... it tooked very long time to read your post....

Maybe I can help you.

The Bios in the Web is the right one. So you have downloaded the correct version of the Bios.

The Askiris you have used is from Toshiba America which has most times not the exact models as Toshiba Europe.
That should be the reason, why the readme does not contain the European modelname.

I would try to make a fresh Bios update using the traditional Bios update.

Copy the files to the diskette, put it into the FDD, press and hold the Tab key while power on the notebook.
After the notebook has shut down, press and hold the key on the left side of the space-bar while power on the notebook again and wait until it powers off again.

If your notebook does not power on anymore, maybe the RAM is defect?

So, if the use of the traditional Bios and/or changing the memory does not help and your notebook is still dead you should go to an ASP, but this will cost money.

I have my fourth Toshiba notebook now and I had never problems with the Bios updates.

The 1410 is very old I think, so before going to an ASP, I would buy a new one ;)

best regards,


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have recently purchased a hp compaq 4300 sff, (win 10 op) i did a bios upgrade which installed correctly but pc will not boot at all. the fans are all spinning, usb ports are not, then after a minute all fans cpu  & power supply spin up too fastsounds like jet engine so have to turn off pc. i think ive installed a consumer bios 4.5 ver  instead of business bios 5.2so now it wont at all , any suggestion.  thanks

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hello there recently i was working on a computer as a favor for someone. He told me he couldn't get on the internet and had some malware so i cleaned out the malware and started to update his drivers from the Hp website by the way it is a Hp pavilion a6412p with windows 7 32 bit. While updating the drivers i noticed an update for bios i preceded to download and install it after being prompted to restart i couldn't get back onto windows ever time the loading screen comes up for windows 7 it just restarts. So i tried to load it in safe mode but the same thing happens were it just restarts and i even tried to load it in last good known configuration but that doesn't seem to work. usually i would just reformat the disk but he runs his business from this computer so that is out of the question and i forgot to make a backup since i thought this was gonna be an easy job so i messed up big time. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Bios Update went wrong

Well, at least you did not brick the computer because it looks like you can start loading Windows. Can you access BIOS at startup? If you can, the BIOS update probably worked.

You can download the Windows Recovery Disk and burn the iso with something like Imgburn. Boot the CD and try to do a Startup Repair.

Recovery Disk 32 bit

System Recovery Options - Option 2

Startup Repair

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Question: wrong bios update

I have an acer aspire xc-603 which had the newest bios update for my model p11-b2.  I acidently updated my bios to version p11-b4 which is intended for the aspire xc-603G.  How would I remedy this?  flash the bios again with the original p11-b2 version?

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Answer:wrong bios update

if the flasher let you revert to a previous version, yes, try it.(not always the best thing to do, reverting to a previous BIOS version) if not and your system is stable, i would leave it as it is.

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I bought a new dv7t quad edition HP laptop recently. I moved the 750gb 7200rpm hard drive to the secondary slot and was using a Crucial 256gb solid state drive as the boot drive. The HP help center told me that I needed a BIOS update, so I let it do its thing, and soon I had a laptop that would show nothing but a blank screen. I called HP and they said it was the hard drive, so I switched them and I have a working computer again. However, I need to be able to switch back to the solid state drive.How do I get rid of whatever the BIOS update did to the hard drive?If you need me to post more info about the laptop, I can.Thank you for your time.

Answer:Bios update gone wrong

I made the leap forward to SSD with 2 laptops and 1 desktop. I had to prep my one OCZ Agility 90GB prior to OS installation, but my system would boot up past the post diagnostics with just an error of No OS Found. The Toshiba System Restore utility would boot and come up with No Hard Drives Detected  as for it was having a hard time finding the SSD and only option was to exit the system restore.So your not getting a successful post ( HP Logo or detailed boot stats )?I'd perform the flash to the BIOS with the original hard drive installed. If the BIOS is already at the version you are trying to flash it to, it wont hurt the computer and it will probably show a screen that shows existing BIOS Flash Version and the Flash version to be applied. If they both match you can exit the flash process as for you are already at the latest version.*The prep that I had to perform to my SSD was that I had to connect it through a SATA to USB cable and make it act as an external hard drive. I then created a NTFS partition on it and then formatted it using Windows 7, which my Laptops OS is, and then I was then able to install the SSD to my laptop, and then boot off of my USB stick to install the OS to the SSD using the Toshiba System Restore Utility that I made before yanking the original hard drive. The restore utility now was able to find the SSD and install properly. This installation process deletes the partition I made when prepping the drive as for Windows 7 wants its default st... Read more

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hi lenovo communityi have lenovo g580 cori7 1 tb hdafter update bios when i reboot the labtop theres no sign that appeared to guide for examplef12 = setup or f2=bios so what to do to make these apeard againregards

Answer:something wrong after bios update

Hi ironman9,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
If you can still enter the F2 for BIOS or F12 for the boot menu, It means that the options are still active and I think this is not a cause for Concern.
I have checked most of the G580 online and all are not showing these message/prompt anymore.
Check here
I think this is how the recent BIOS is configured.
I tried Checking the BIOS of the G580 and I see no settings to enable this back.
Just make sure that the Options are still responsive,
Turn OFF your computer and Turn it Back ON and start tapping F2 or F12.
Solid Cruver

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Hello,This is my first time on a forum and I have no idea what "location" to select for this type of issue.  I will try to make this short and simple.  There were a bunch of updates from HP, one of which was a Bios update.  A bunch of others had issues updating.  Ever since then, my wifi keeps dropping, when my service and all other devices are fine.  I try to restart and it hangs there for hours, so I have to hold the power button to shut it off and turn it back on.  When I close my notebook, it will not go to sleep, hibernate or anything I set it to.  Instead it shuts the screen off, hard drive sounds as if it is still running and the computer heats up and power button light stays on.  Again, I have to hold the power button do shut it off.  I have a Windows 10 HP 14 Pavillion was advertised as windows 10 ready, so I don't think it is that since I did that update in July and this just started happening after the bios update.  Is anyone else having the same issues?  Any suggestions to anyone who may have resolved them?  

Answer:bios update gone wrong

 You could try a BIOS rollback to previous version.  1-Immediately after powering on start tapping the Esc key.2-When the menu appears, tap F2 for System Diagnostics.3-In the list of items will be BIOS or Firmware Management.Use the arrow key to move down & highlight it.Press Enter key.4-You should now have a Rollback BIOS option.Use arrow key again to highlight and press Enter key.  

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HELP - just updated BIOS, and PC re-started and seems to have given me fresh win7, with no access to files on desktop.
Luckily most files were backed-up to another HDD several weeks ago, but as I wasn't expecting this, I have lost plenty.
Any ideas how to recover, my files and previous windows setup?
Bearing in mind that I don't believe the HDD was wiped as it all happened very quickly.

Answer:BIOS update gone wrong

That does not sound like a bios issue. It sounds like something went wrong with Windows 7, or the drive is going bad.

Download Xubuntu 14.04 and burn the .iso to a DVD. Then run as a LiveDVD, to see if it shows with gparted, the Windows partitions, and files in them.

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Question: wrong bios update

I have an acer aspire xc-603 which had the newest bios update for my model p11-b2.  I acidently updated my bios to version p11-b4 which is intended for the aspire xc-603G.  How would I remedy this?  flash the bios again with the original p11-b2 version?

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Answer:wrong bios update

if the flasher let you revert to a previous version, yes, try it.(not always the best thing to do, reverting to a previous BIOS version) if not and your system is stable, i would leave it as it is.

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Hi, i was wondering if anyone had any advice.

Last night i updated my bios (ASUS M2N4-SLI), unfortunately during the update the power went off in the house when i boot now nothing happens, the keyboard and mouse are not even booting. There is power to the motherboard but i can?t get a boot screen or anything, is there any way that i can sort this out?

many thanks


Answer:BIOS update went wrong, need help please

Unfortunately there is little you can do if the flashing has failed. If the motherboard does not POST, you are most-likely looking at a paperweight. There may be a bit of hope if your mainboard has a chip socket (meaning you can physically pull the BIOS chip) but most are soldered right to the PCB. If you can remove the BIOS chip, you can send it to BIOSMAN where they will replace it and reflash the corrupt chip. I've used them before, it's a very good service.

As far as soldered goes, I'm afraid that's tough luck. Replace the motherboard.

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I hope this is posted in the right place.

I think I have messed up my computer big time and need some advice.

I was trying to update the BIOS on my Medion 8838 because I wanted to use more than 4GB of ram.

I downloaded the BIOS update from the Medion website booted the computer into DOS and applied the update.

Everything seemed to run smoothly with the update and when it finished my computer rebooted but just kept on turning on for about 2 seconds and then turning off again like it is stuck in a loop.

Now whenever I plug in the computer this loop of turning on and off starts again.

I have tried resetting the CMOS but to no avail.

I am seeking advice on what I can do.

Is this fixable?
Do I need a new motherboard?
Is my computer dead?

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Answer:BIOS update gone wrong

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A few days ago i found an update for my BIOS. It was installing without any problems, but around halfway of the intallation, a power surge caused my computer to shutdown. When the computer booted back up I got this message. This is all I get, I can't access the BIOS or anything pass this
I tried removing the CMOS battery, I also tried to cross the jumpers, all with no luck. This only leads me to believe the BIOS itself is corrupted. I heard there is a way to fix the BIOS by using something called flashing. Could someone show me how to do this?

Answer:Bios update gone wrong

Flashing your BIOS is what you where doing. Depending on your system you may be able to use the Boot CD to restore the BIOS to it's factory default. If your PC is older then you will need to contact the manufacture (or a local non big box repair shop) and get a new BIOS ROM chip.

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Hi,There has been a long thread on XP restarting on its own and seems it is affecting alot of people.For me it occurs when using 3D applications.I have tried just about everything to cure this and one thing i haven't done is a BIOS update.I read today in an earlier thread that this has done the trick for somebody with a similar problem although it was a different Mobo.My PC is under warrantee so i have rung them and they told me to download a prgram called "Burnin", it tests your hardare for faults and when using the latest version of the Radeon 9000 pro driver the test failed on 2D graphics unable to "draw shape". When i use a much earlier driver (could be the first one) the test passes and the restarts are very seldom apart from a message saying "the program has to close" which dont seem to be as drastic and not nearly as often.I mentioned all this to put you in the picture a bit.Final point is, i told Mesh what the results of the test were and the nature of the errors and he came back after a minute and confidently said "the problem is to do with either two things, the ram might be faulty or the Graphics card could be faulty and i would have to send the machine in to them". That is one thing i really wanted to avoid, he said i should have it back within 3 weeks but have heard that before! No faith, sorry.I mentioned a BIOS update and he wasn't to enthusiastic but said i could give it a go, so he directed me to the file at the asus website and i have downloaded to floppy. I... Read more

Answer:BIOS update, what can go wrong?

Thats the main problem if you have a power cut it can kill the board[bios chip].They say dont update bios unless you have a problem[which you do]As long as you follow the set procedure you should be ok.

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Well I've seriously stuffed up, I'll give you the long story so you get all the information

Well after I installed my 8800GT, I began having stuttering problems with a game, ut2004. Others had the problem and most say its a driver issue and will be fixed in the future, someone wrote to nvidia support and they suggested updating bios, chipset and getting a patch for the game, so I updated the chipset, 945p, easy then I went to update the bios, after downloading bios 3.7, a command prompt came up with lots of settings and commands and warnings, so I decided I'd play it safe and just do the msi live update. So I installed the msi update and its first update was to update my bios, as it finished it restarted my computer, everything seemed fine until my computer wouldn't go past the original POST page, the one with the motherboard logo on it. No beeps sounded and pressing tab or del opened a black page that says

AMIBIOS (C) 2005 American Megatrends, Inc
MSI 945PL Neo A7236IMS V1.9 Date: 08/07/06 08:05:52
Intel (R) Core(TM) 2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz , Speed:
(C) American Megatrends, Inc.

The page also has a live update symbol on the top right corner.

I have a hunch that the live update fed me the wrong bios, and thats why the computer won't boot. I dont have a floppy and putting my windows or motherboard cd in doesnt do a thing. Restarting doesnt and turning off and on doesnt. I have limited my options ... Read more

Answer:bios update gone wrong

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Hi all,
half hour ago i was searching a driver for my a300d and i found a new bios version 2.80-win64 10/02/12
latest bios is 3.30 back in 2009
new versions are always with biggest numbers ..and never after almost 3 years
i'm not stupid enough to try this "new" bios, but there is plenty of fish :)
i hope someone from toshiba service support check this
thanks and sorry for my english

*problem is solved..there is no more version 2.80 in download list...thanks*

Message was edited by: rata

Answer:Wrong BIOS in support page for Satellite A300D

Hello rata

I don?t know what was wrong there but I hope everything is OK again.

Have you found latest BIOS update?

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Yesterday, I upgraded my BIOS from 1.90 to 2.20 for I apparently downloaded the wrong a100 BIOS for my A100 ( PSAA ...)

Now the computer comes on ( no screen) then a few seconds later shuts off and comes back on again ( continuously) I am under warranty ( and the computer is in the shop) but I was wondering what to do if Toshiba doesnt honor the warranty ?

Thank you for your help!

Answer:Satellite A100 does not boot after wrong Bios upgrade


I?m sorry to say it but it seems you have no choice?.
You have to ask the authorizes service partner in your country for an help? as far as I know the BIOS update mistakes are not covered by any warranty and you will have to pay a little tax for the fixing.

In worse case the motherboard must be replaced? :( but maybe you have a lucky escape and only the ROM chip must be flashed again?

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After kids have used laptop when logging into BIOS password I get "invalid Password" I don't think they been into BIOS and changed it, so the only thing I can think of is the language has been changed.

I've had this before but have always managed to log in.
Is it possible from XP to change the key board layout?

If so to what?

Is there a work round, or is it about ?150 repair.

Thanks for looking in.

Answer:Wrong BIOS Password at start-up on Satellite A series


The keyboard language layout can be changed in Windows XP.
For that you have to go to
control panel -> Regional and languages Options -> Languages tab -> details
There you can set an additional or new keyboard language.
You can also use a short key SHIFT+ALT to switch between the languages.

But the main point is that this settings work only while running Windows XP OS.
In BIOS the layout couldn?t be changed...
So it?s hard to believe that the kids changed the keyboard layout?.

For me it?s not explainable why the BIOS password has been changed or why wrong BIOS message appears?

However, if you are not able to boot the notebook due to the BIOS password then you will have to contact the ASP in your country for BIOS remove?
You will have to pay for this service but I don?t believe that it?s expensive?

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I download a wrong BOIS driver on my notebook. This make it change the window which appear in the opening of it and when I tried to download update it said that there was an error to run it. As the update is not for the current use driver.

So I ask for what driver to download and how to make a update for it.

There is also another question: the "FN" button does not work before what has happened to the BOIS.

Waiting for your help.

Answer:Wrong BIOS driver on my Satellite P200 (PSPBG)


I?m afraid I didn?t understand your issue exactly.

You said you have downloaded a wrong BIOS driver?! ?:|
I assume you mean the BIOS.

The Toshiba European page provides BIOS for the Satellite P200 (PSPBG).
I?ve checked the driver page and at this time the BIOS version 1.70-WIN is available which was released on 13/09/07

This package contains a setup.exe. You can start the BIOS update executing this file.
But please ensure the following:

- Notebook is undocked.
- Notebook is connected to the mains.
- Notebook must be in boot mode and not resume mode.
- Remove any PC Cards.

That?s very important to ensure that the BIOS update would function.

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Hi All,Yesterday reinstalled win 7 x86 on my X61s and initiated a BIOS upgrade after system update asked me to... I am not sure to which version it was attempting to upgrade from and to however it failed, it go to the step of "Reading old BIOS" after which the update utility software just started stalling and became unresponsive. After this my laptop now wont boot, i can push the power button and get a green power light but thats it. I have gathered from reading around different forums that a failed BIOS update may mean a bricked laptop and that this is seen before on windows 7 (does anyone know if this has been confirmed by Lenovo?)Just wanted to check if there are any possibilities for this laptop to come back to life? are there any type of special restoration i can force when powering on? Or do i have any other options? Oh and it is out of warranty. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Answer:X61s BIOS update gone wrong.

about the only thing you can try is unhook the power supply, take out the battery, find the CMOS battery, (probably under the keyboard), take it out, push the power button and hold it down to drain any residual power in the machine, let it set for about 10 minutes then reconnect the CMOS battery and put the power supply back on and put the battery in and turn it on and hope for the best.  if it still doesn't work, then you'll either need a new motherboard or you'll have to find somebody who can solder a new bios chip on the board, good luck.

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hi --

i'm trying to fix my parents' pc (a gateway 507gr) which has been really unstable & unreliable for a few months. windows wouldn't boot properly, windows reinstalls wouldn't work. it'd boot into the bios ok, but that was about it.

in desperation yesterday, i decided to upgrade the bios, hoping to have a good foundation for reinstalling other stuff. i downloaded the files from intel's site (the board's a d915gag, with a p4 processor with hyperthreading), and did exactly what it said. now things are far worse than before.

intel gave several sets of directions for flashing the bios. the least invasive was to make a cd with this bootable .iso file, put it in the cd drive of the target pc, and boot it up. it did boot under that scenario, but instead of anything resembling the screenshots they showed in the instructions, it said something about the old bios id number, the new bios having a different number, and trying to install it, and then it went immediately to a c: prompt. for a few moments, the pc made these really quiet noises -- not hd sounds, but something somewhat similar (almost like sci-fi "electronic" sounds), but nothing ever happened. it wouldn't even boot into the bios after that.

another method intel gave for flashing was to download & copy this .bio file to a cd, put in into the drive of the target machine, and boot it up with the bios configuration jumper off, to force it into recov... Read more

Answer:bios update gone disastrously wrong

Sorry to hear about this. I don't usually recommend services, but this site is representative of a service you should/could check out (Google 'replacement bios chip');

Of course, you could contact Gateway for a new chip.


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I hoping someone can direct me to a fix for this issue.  Seems to me I can't be the only one having this particular issue. I downloaded the windows bios update utility and proceeded to update the BIOS.  The utility ran for 10 minutes and it just hung there.  Eventually I ended up rebooted the computer and once I did that the computer would not start again. One long been and two short beeps and this indicates a system board failure.  Here is what I did; 1. Updated bios in windows2. Computer would not start3. Unplugged power and removed battery4. Held power for multiple 30 seconds5. Disconnected battery under the keyboard (waited two hours before trying again) Any advice is very much appreciated. Shawn.  

Answer:T410s Bios Update Gone Wrong

You could try the tech support line if there is a work around.However in Windows you ran the update. Did it go through the checked in the programs window and then start flashing which is the last item before if indicated its finished.

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I've been running an Athlon 64 FX-51 w/ SK8N mobo for about a year and today when I tried to update the BIOS, I couldn't get windows to load. I reverted to the old BIOS using a floppy disk which flashed fine, but when I restarted, I got a blue screen of death which stated "video driver failed to initialize." Same problem in Safe mode. What do I do???

Processor: AMD Athlon 62 FX-51
Mobo: SK8N
RAM twin sticks corsair 500MB
Video card: Radeon 9800PRO

Answer:BIOS update gone horribly wrong! HELP!!!

Do you have a video card or onboard video or both?

Make sure you have it configured correctly in your bios.

My guess is that it reverted to default settings.

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firstly the specs, i have the toshiba satellite l500 core i3 @2.13ghz 4gb ram 500gb hdd
i bought this laptop in december and recently had an issue which required me to reinstall windows 7. i went to make a set of recovery discs, only to be told that it could not find the recovery partition. the recovery partition is still there i can see it using easeus data recovery pro. thing is trying to make recovery media it says cant find the recovery partition and now the hwsetup is showing the bios version as a bunch of symbols instead of a number . is there any way to fix this without ordering a set of discs from toshiba?

screenshot of the hwsetup window is at

Answer:Satellite L500 (PSLS9A-01U012) - Wrong BIOS in HWsetup


I don?t think the problem is related to your Windows 7 installation?

In your case I would try to reinstall HWsetup and Value Added Package. Both tools can be downloaded on offical Toshiba website:

Check this!!!

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I have a new Satellite A500 and want to make Bios update. What happens if this process goes wrong?


Answer:Re: Satelite A500 - What happens if BIOS update goes wrong?


I don't recommend to make a bios upgrade if your system runs well. If the upgrade process goes wrong your laptop doesn?t boot anymore, and then you have to contact
TASP (Toshiba authorized service provider).
Don't forget to close all the programs, disable antivirus, firewall.


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Dear all
I downloaded bios updater from lenovo support, after I run it, my computer restart it self. After restart, it just show (picture) and it cannot do anything. Please, how to rollback the bios or how to my computer work again?
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Answer:Yoga 500 - 15IBD - Bios update went wrong

What you can see there is a Boot menu. Your laptop can't boot from disk and display boot selection menu. Try to enter BIOS (can't say how to do it, as you didn't told which Yoga model do you have) and try to change boot settings from UEFI -> Legacy (or in other way) and/or disable Secure Boot. Check if after these changes your laptop will be able to boot.

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Hello, we just update the Bios for the ThinkCentre M91. The machine has a Power-On Password. The Power-On Password works before the Update fine. Now the ThinkCentre boots and ask for the Password. We give the Power-On Password in but it should be wrong.What can we do? No boot, no work :-(

Answer:Bios Update M91 - Power-On Password is now wrong

Hi bjoerg75:
The Power-On Password or Administrator password can be reset by following these instructions, if you are comfortable with opening up your computer:
Erasing lost or forgotten passwords (clearing CMOS)
This section provides instructions on how to erase lost or forgotten passwords, such as a user password.
To erase a lost or forgotten password, do the following:
1. Remove all media from the drives and turn off all attached devices and the computer. Then, disconnect
all power cords from electrical outlets and disconnect all cables that are connected to the computer.
2. Open the computer cover. See ?Opening the computer cover? on page 72.
3. Locate the Clear CMOS /Recovery jumper on the system board. See ?Locating parts on the system
board? on page 71.
4. Move the jumper from the standard position (pin 1 and pin 2) to the maintenance position (pin 2 and
pin 3).
5. Close the computer cover and connect the power cord. See ?Completing the parts replacement?
on page 98.
6. Turn on the computer and leave it on for approximately 10 seconds. Then, turn off the computer by
holding the power switch for approximately five seconds.
7. Repeat step 1 through step 2.
8. Move the Clear CMOS /Recovery jumper back to the standard position (pin 1 and pin 2).
9. Close the computer cover and connect the power cord. See ?Completing the parts replacement?
on page 98.
This is from the ThinkCentre Hardware Maintenance Manual: Read more

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Hey anybody, Recently I decided that, due to my BIOS being quite old, I'd like to flash a newer one on and see if that made any changes. However on the official HP website the only operating systems available were XP and Vista. I saw that the Vista BIOS was quite recent and thought that the BIOS might work for Windows 7 (my current OS) as well. Since I've flashed the new BIOS my PC can't connect to my speakers at all, or make any sound. It's also running extremely slowly. I've looked up ways to try and roll back the BIOS but nothing comes up, and I can't seem to download the old BIOS anywhere. What can I do? Old BIOS: HP 786D5 V02.24

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I updated the bios for my computer and when i retsarted the computer it just starts up and alls i can hear is the fan spinning and the screen doesnt come up

Can anyone help me out please?

Answer:Bios Update Gone Wrong. URGENT HELP NEEDED

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Whilst updating the BIOS the system froze at step 7 of replacing the BIOS code, needless to say the laptop will not boot as the BIOS is now corrupt.

I have the BIOS.BAK but need advice on how to restore the BIOS. I copied the BIOS.BAK to a usb stick and plugged this into the laptop and then powered on the system (I've tried holding down F, F2 and together). I can see that the usb stick flickers initially but clearly does not progress with the restore.

I hope someone might be able to advise how to use the BIOS.BAK file to restore the BIOS.

Answer:Satellite C660 - BIOS Update Failed, help needed to restore BIOS.BAK file

Unfortunately I cannot help you with this but check please this interesting thread -

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Hi All ! Excuse my poor english because i'm french.

A friend gives me his Notebook (a Satellite 4090CDS exactly) because he had a probleme.
In fact, the problem is that when I switch on the computer, i have one and only one message(not even the red toshiba logo) which is "Ready for BIOS update. Place the BIOS update diskette in the drive, and press any key when ready to proceed."

So I go on french toshiba website, in the BIOS download, i find that i have to download this update:

Ok, i download and unzip it to a diskette and i boot the notebook with the disjette, it said that the update was made successfully and automatically reboot.
This time, the red toshiba logo appears, but next i have a black screen with a message:

**** Bad check sum (CMOS) ****
Check system. Then press [F1] key.

And after that, i can't do anything, not even press F1. If i reboot the notebook, i meet myself one more time with the first message "Ready for BIOS update..." and it is still and still the same.

If anyone could help me to understand what is the problem, it would be very nice.


Answer:Satellite 4090 BIOS issue - "Ready for BIOS update..." message appears

It sounds as if your CMOS chip has a problem. It?s possible that the CMOS battery has failed and your BIOS settings are being lost.
Maybe the RTC battery is empty. In this case you should plug the AC adaptor to charge the RTC battery.
Please note that the RTC battery (CMOS battery) will charge after the notebook main battery was fully charged. In this case the charging procedure could take several hours.

But if after this long charging procedure this message appears again so I assume the battery is dead.
I suggest you contact your nearest ASP to get your notebook checked.

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My last BIOS update has failed and now my laptop Satellite PrU400 PSU45E is out of order.
I want to use the Crisis Recovery Disk with an USB floppy drive but I don't know the key combination to run the boot-block.
Is anybody can help me?

Best regards

Answer:Satellite Pro U400 BIOS update failed - What is BIOS Boot-block access


I wondering what Crisis Recovery Disk do you have ?:|
In my experience the special disk is needed which is available only for ASP technician.
Therefore it?s necessary to contact the ASP in your country in order to reflash the BIOS.

In my opinion you shouldn?t not try any ?Crisis Recovery disks? which you fond in the net? this can lead to mobo damage?

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Well, I have used the BIOS updater listed on the drivers/bios updates section of Toshiba website, on Windows vista x64 and offcourse I have used the x64 executable.
Strangely, when I reboot it, it requests a bios password that I have never inserted. So I suppose the update inserted a password automatically. Now I can't boot from any device so I cant use the laptop.

What do you have to say about this?

Answer:After Vista x64 BIOS update Satellite A200-1KB PSAE6 requests BIOS password

Hello MC

Have you founded some answers? Nobody offered here real explanation what can be wrong there. Have you maybe contacted authorized service partner in your country. They have contact with Toshiba and I am pretty sure they can help you about that.

If you will find out something regarding this password issue please let us know.

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Toshiba 5205 - Serviceman / Call Bios - Need some help.

I flashed my bio's and the laptop locked up in windows and didn't shut off after the flash.

Now when I turn the laptop on, I get no picture and the front of the laptop has a remote lcd display that says: Serviceman / Call BIOS.

I have already remove the laptop's battery and let it sit a full day to killthe bios, but I get the same error and still no picture.

How can I fix this? The bio's should be dead by now. Am just using the ac-power pack for power. I tryed plugging the battery pack back in and I have also put the bio's battery back in. and I get the samething error message on the remote lcd.

There must be a way to get around this, if anyone knows please let me know.

Answer:Satellite 5205 - After Bios update - Serviceman / Call Bios message

Hi Jim,

Unfortunately removing the battery will not reset your BIOS. The BIOS is maintained by a separate battery on your motherboard (the CMOS or RTC battery) and you will need to dismantle your notebook to access this battery. Even removing the CMOS battery will not reset your BIOS since it will be held in a non-volatile area of the CMOS chip.

You will need to take your notebook to a Toshiba Authorised Service Agent to have the chip reflashed with a new BIOS.


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Like a complete idiot I upgraded my bios (to 1.80) for Satellite A30 (PSA30E). I've noticed two problems.

a) during boot I no longer get any welcome screen, and cannot access the bios or boot from other devices - so if I want to boot from CD now I can't - e.g. impossible to reinstall OS in the future

b) the battery suddenly wasn't fully charged and hangs persistently on 99% (apparently)

c) who knows what else could be going wrong

I'd dearly love to undo what I've done, but it doesn't seem possible. How on earth do I fix this, since clearly the bios update is flawed. Can I find an earlier bios update file (and how to use it)? Can I fix this one?

Anyone any thoughts?


Answer:Bios update Satellite A30 - can't access bios and no full charge light


Firstly may to ask why you have updated the BIOS. If everything works the BIOS update is not necessary.

Ok, how did you try to access the BIOS? Usually the F2 button should be pressed immediately after notebook starting. You can try to press several times.

But you can boot from ODD on different ways. You can press C button and the notebook will activate the booting from the drive or you will press F12 and you will choose the ODD as booting source.

I don?t know why the battery power freezes at 99% but you could try to remove the battery and wait several times. Then connect it again and check the battery status.

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Hello, I have updatet BIOS of my notebook sattelite A100.

After updating I cannot start my notebook and BIOS doesn't start.

Answer:Satellite A100 - Windows and BIOS doesn't start after BIOS update

Do you see the Toshiba logo?

Was there a power failure when you updated the BIOS?

Try removing the battery and AC Adapter, and leaving it for a couple of hours. You could also try reseating the RAM.

If that doesn't help, you may need to send it to an Authorized Service Center for repair.

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I have used the Toshiba support download page to identify my model A205-S4629 Satellite laptop and downloaded the following BIOS update utility sa200f0v520.exe.

After building the IOS install disk and running the Phoenix Phlash16 utility I get the following message "File has different BIOS part number".

The utility is using the following image file MW10M520.ROM.

Any input is appreciated,


Answer:Satellite A205-S4629 BIOS Update Fail - File has different BIOS part number


As far as I know the BIOS package downloaded from the Toshiba US driver page contains the WinRAR 32-bit self-extracting ZIP file which includes both Windows-based and diskette based BIOS update installation options.

Did you try to update the BIOS using Win-based BIOS?

What OS do you use?

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I got Satellite L300 notebook and I want to update it's BIOS (current v1.50), so I've downloaded bios update v1.60-WIN and when I run extracted PS10160M.exe file - I get a message that "That BIOS is not for your notebook PC".

What I'm I doing wrong?

ps: that BIOS update was automatically suggested after registration on Toshiba website via serial number.

UPD: seems like autosuggestion fail: Manual search shows that 1.60-win bios update not suitable for Satellite L300 PSLBCE model. :-(

Answer:Satellite L300 BIOS update problem: "That BIOS is not for your notebook PC"


You used wrong BIOS!!!!!

The Toshiba European driver page provides an BIOS for this Satellite L300 PSLBCE series and the latest BIOS at this time is 1.50!!!!

At this time your notebook uses the latest BIOS!!!

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Hello, i'm in deeep trouble.

I tried to update my bios but something went wrong
during the process and now the laptop won't boot at all.
(when I try to turn on the satellite, nothing happens)

Do I need to desolder the bios and replace it with a new one ?

Is there any easy way to just erase it ?

Please help me !

Answer:Bios update failed on Satellite Pro A60 - how can I replace the bios chip?

Sorry but I just want to ask you something: how familiar are you with notebook and BIOS technology?

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I'm having trouble flashing my bios.
I have a Satellite Pro L40-15A.

The Toshiba winflash tool that comes with the bios file tells me that the 'Old BIOS can't recognise EEPROM'

I was recommended to use AFUDOS on another forum but that tells me the bios has an invalid boot block.

AMI flas for dos tells me the flash rom is write-protected??? There is no option in bios to disable it and I don't think anyone would be dumb enough to put a hardware Bios protect jumper on a laptop.

Please help


Answer:BIOS update issue on Satellite Pro L40-15A - Old BIOS can't recognise EEPROM

Dear Bruce

Can you please tell me what you want to do and please explain to us your steps to update BIOS on your Satellite Pro notebook?

I have done BIOS update over 20 times last month and I am really wondering what you want to say with terms like EEPROM or AFUDOS. Which BIOS update version you want to use? I presume 5.10. am I right?

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I tried Phoenix Crisis Disk .. Everything's okay.. But I can't find BIOS.WPH file when extracting BIOS update app from Lenovo.. Please .. I need help..
Wihtout BIOS my Thinkpad is not booting.. Just the fan is working.. HELP .. Tried googling.. Nothing worked well... HELP ME ...!

Answer:My Lenovo Thinkpad E530 BIOS update went wrong..please help

Hi Yashharf! I have the same problem, I can not extract the BIOS.WPH to recover my thinkpad. Are you sure Thinkpad E530 use phoenix bios? Sory for my bad english.

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SupportAssist selects the E5530 version of bios update, which fails to install.
Workaround is to to manually select and install.
Also does not seem to be able to actually install the chipset update it claims to have, as the option will re-appear the next time SupportAssist is started.
Might explain the missing webcam.

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Hi everyone, I just recently purchased the above mentioned laptop in the No SLI version and with DVD drive. After its arrival I updated all drivers from the lenovo home page, including the Bios update for the VGA Nvidia card (gt755m2ndvgayx10p.txt). After having installed all updates (under Win 8.1) I suffered serious issues with the gt755m (FurMark Benchmark only 800 pts) and later realized that the gt755m bios update was only mend to be for the SLI version. I hope that someone can help me out as I didnīt backed up the stock bios and donīt find it in the internet either. Thanks in advance! 

Answer:Ideapad y510p wrong BIOS update GT 755M

well it was written that is only for SLI Did you tried to remove the battery on the motherboard or reset to factory setting the BIOS?

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Updated BIOS to version 1.25 but BIOS is reporting version to be 1.24. Also experiencing CPU speed problems since BIOS and chipset driver updates.CPU speed was stuck at 797mhz even minimum CPU speed in power settings was set to 100%Would have to put Laptop to SLEEP and RESUME in order to update CPU speed.After reboot CPU speed STEPS move but despite setting minimim CPU to 100% it's still at 797mhz at idle.

Thinkpad W520, 2720QM, Crucial SSD M4

Answer:W520 BIOS update reporting wrong version.

Hello ibmford, The version BIOS of my w520 (4282-w17) is also 1.24 after 1.25 update. furthermore the date is 13.5. instead of 19.5. hopefully we didn't get a "beta" BIOS here... Soko PS: CPU-Z reports full CPU-Speed for my w520

W520 (4282-W17 i7-2820QM 32GB 2xSSD 1TB)| T62p | T41p

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 Hi. I wrongly installed the BIOS for T400 laptop thinking it was for "T400 series". So stupid, I know. The link of the wrong BIOS is right one is The computer now shows totally black screen when on. No BIOS nor boot. The buttons lights do the same as always, they turn on and then off on the energy start. After some minutes, the cooler start working. So I think it's not totally dead, is it? Anyway, is there a way to install the correct T430 BIOS and have the boot back? Thanks in advance

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Hi guys,

My motherboard is Asus P4S333/133 series.. I have updated wrongly my BIOS and the system doesn't boot anymore.

The previous BIOS version is Asus P4S333-VF/WOL ACPI BIOS..

Any advice from you guys to solve this problem? Thanks a lot in advance.


Answer:Wrong BIOS update and now the system doesn't boot! Plz help..

A great big OUCH!

You could try reflashing it with the correct one if it will get that far. But it probably wont even boot to floppy now... The only way I can think of is to remove the BIOS chip and reflaash it in a programmer

Thats exactly why I never flash a BIOS unless its absolutly needed.

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If I try to update my bios, I get an error message 'rom file wrong szie' and yes that is the way it is spelt.
Also when I try to update the software for my multidrive - which Toshiba sent me the link for it - says: 'drive not found'. What's going on??

Answer:Tecra A3: BIOS update 'rom file wrong szie' [sic]


Tecra A3 is pretty new unit and it will be interesting to know why you want to make BIOS update. Is there any problem with it?

Which BIOS update doesn?t run, windows or traditional one? If you have no serious problem, don?t do it at all.

The issue with your multidrive is a little bit confused for me. Which software you should install?

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I was updating BIOS using the utility given in Lenovo site. But it went wrong and my E530 is bricked. I'm planing to recover the BIOS using Phoenix Wincrisis .. But for that i Need the bios.wph file. I tried to extract the .wph file (using 7zip) from the Bios update .exe file given in lenovo site .. But I Cant find a .wph file in it.. It contains a [0] file.. Tried to extract that '[0]' file using 7zip. But 7zip cant open the archive. My E530 is still bricked .. Someone please help me as soon as possible. Thanks in advance

Answer:Thinkpad Edge E530 BIOS Update went wrong

Is there anyway to make my Thinkpad work again? Or do i have to change the mother board. ;(

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I was updating BIOS using the utility given in Lenovo site. But it went wrong and my E530 is bricked. I'm planing to recover the BIOS using Phoenix Wincrisis .. But for that i Need the bios.wph file. I tried to extract the .wph file (using 7zip) from the Bios update .exe file given in lenovo site .. But I Cant find a .wph file in it.. It contains a [0] file.. Tried to extract that '[0]' file using 7zip. But 7zip cant open the archive. My E530 is still bricked .. Someone please help me as soon as possible. Thanks in advance

Answer:Thinkpad Edge E530 BIOS Update went wrong

Is there anyway to make my Thinkpad work again? Or do i have to change the mother board. ;(

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i own a toshiba satellite won't boot anymore because i have flashed it's dvd-rw drive(sdr-6112) with the wrong firmware and i also made a big mistake making a non-bootable active dos partition,trying to flash the correct firmware.So, my question is: can i boot from usb flash disk?i believe it's the only option i have left, if not network boot.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Satellite A40-231 won't boot after wrong firmware update


As far as I know it?s not possible to boot from any other devices as from USB FDD / HDD / CD-ROM / LAN

You could boot from network but if you want to install the OS via LAN you will need an RIS server. But it?s not very easy to do it without any additional experience. So I think this option is nothing for you.

It seems the drive is dead or malfunctions and therefore the best idea is to replace the device drive. I know, it?s hard to hear that but I don?t see any other solution

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Does the BIOS update flash the BIOS or does this require a different file. I updated a Satellite A60 BIOS to 1.9 but am not sure if this flashed the BIOS as well.

If not where could I get a file to flash the BIOS for a satellite A60-106?

Answer:Satellite A60-106: Question about BIOS update and BIOS Flash


Sorry but you question is a little bit confused.
The BIOS update flashes the ROM module. I don?t know what version was installed before the BIOS update but if after the upgrade a new BIOS version appears then the procedure was successful.

The right BIOS and how to update the BIOS information you can find on the Toshiba page.

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I got problems with upgrading Bios on my laptop.
I can't install windows xp bc.
I got BSOD "The bios in this system is not fully ACPI compliant"

Yes i tried F7 and didnt help !!!! The only bios i found on here is 1.70-WIN and that works only within windows. So i can't install it also what i did i install windows 98 on it and my system is up but i tried to install Bios i got error. So i cant start it update it.

On this forum i saw there is 1.70 trad update if toshiba support team can send it to me on the email so i could update the bios my bios is 1.0 !

Thanks in advance for any help !

Answer:Cannot update BIOS for Satellite M40-135 - The bios is not ACPI compliant


First of all Toshiba Support team is not here in the forum? its user to user forum.
Secondly the win-based BIOS can be updated only running Windows OS? the best would be the usage of the Toshiba preinstalled Windows version in order to run BIOS update.

By the way; I found BIOS versions on Toshiba US page? there you can download the traditional BIOS which can be updated using diskette.
Note; US Toshiba notebooks have different model numbers.

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Hi, i just bought an Satellite Pro L40 laptop and im trying to figure out why the bios has no memory settings.
If i look at the ram using a system info tool (cpuz or aida320) it shows that it is not running at the advertised speed of 667mhz but at 533mhz.

As you can see from this screenshot the actual speed the memory is running at is lower than the maximum the sticks are rated at.

Its running at 266mhz (533mhz ddr) when it should be running at 333mhz (667mhz ddr).

I've also noticed that with this laptop the fan never seems to come on, is there a way to turn the fan up?
Everytime i have the laptop on for longer than 30 minutes it becomes very very hot.

Answer:Satellite Pro L40: Bios update needed - no settings for RAM in 1.90 Bios


> if i look at the ram using a system info tool (cpuz or aida320) it shows that it is not running at the advertised speed of 667mhz but at 533mhz.

What is your FSB?
If the notebook was equipped with the PC2-5300 memory modules then they could run at 667 MHz but only if the FSB would supports 667 MHz! I think the FSB supports only 533Mhz.
So I can say it?s nothing wrong!

> i just bought an Satellite Pro L40 laptop and im trying to figure out why the bios has no memory settings.
Why do you think that an BIOS update would enable the memory settings in the BIOS?
Please don?t mix the desktops with notebooks! The notebooks cannot be overclocked!
The notebooks BIOS is not the same like a desktop PC BIOS!!!

> I've also noticed that with this laptop the fan never seems to come on, is there a way to turn the fan up? Everytime i have the laptop on for longer than 30 minutes it becomes very very hot.
Did you notice any automatically shut downs or any other strange notebook behaviors like OS freezing for example?
If not then the notebook runs properly and doesn?t overheat.
The notebooks support an overheating protection which would shut down the notebook automatically to prevent the hardware from damage?

So lean back dude and enjoy your nice toy ;)

PS: are you Carlos Santana fan? ;) I ask it due to your nickname ;)

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I just bought this notebook and update his BIOS. After update done computer shut down automatically. Then I turn them on, he asks for password, which I never gave any of them in BIOS.
What is the password?

Answer:BIOS password after BIOS update on Satellite A210-131

Hello Jhonson

I do not know what the password is but please call the authorized service provider in your country and they will help you. They can remove the password and you can use your notebook model as before.

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I've got a Toshiba Satellite Pro A10 which has been flashed with the wrong firmware (i dont know which one as i didnt do it).

I've tried flashing it with the correct firmware (1315) but get the message for the Primary Master and Slave as 'Not ATAPI Device' and 'Drive Not Connected'.

NB: On boot up, even with the DVD ROM removed, I still get the IDE#1 Error.

Would updating the bios to the latest version help or are there any options open to me to resolve this issue other than resorting to the pin 47 & 45 connection? Would this even solve it?

Thanks in advance for any advice you can give.

Best regards

Answer:SD-C2612 IDE#1 Error after wrong firmware update - Satellite Pro A10

> I've got a Toshiba Satellite Pro A10 which has been flashed with the wrong firmware (i dont know which one as i didnt do it).

Lol :D I don?t wonder that you get the IDE#1 Error message.
As you said by yourself you have flashed the drive with the wrong firmware. This has damaged the drives master/slave/c-sel settings and therefore the BIOS doesn?t recognize the CD/DVD drive. But I ask myself why someone flashes the drive with a wrong firmware ?:| It's always known that a wrong firmware can damage the CD/DVD drive... and mostly it's not necessary to update the firmware.

> Would updating the bios to the latest version help
The BISO update will not help you because you?ve got already right BIOS and it?s NOT a BIOS issue but the wrong and not compatible firmware is stored.

> or are there any options open to me to resolve this issue other than resorting to the pin 47 & 45 connection? Would this even solve it?
I don?t know if this helps? but I know that this is not advisable because this can damage the CD/DVD drives hardware?

I would recommend contacting the ASP in your country? maybe the guys could bring the CD/DVD drive back to life. Let?s hope?

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Have big problems to insert a new hard disk up to 250 GB.
(Samsung S-ATA)
The hard disk is recognised by the installation by Windows XP in the wrong size.

In the blue partitionscreen by the installation from XP only 136 GB are indicated.

Please help me!

Answer:Satellite A100-649: HDD update to 250GB - wrong size reported


You should format the HDD in NTFS format.
Please perform the long format procedure.
After the installation of Win XP check in the disk management settings the HDD size.
I have noticed that a wrong HDD size could be reported if the HDD was not formatted!

But possibly there is a BIOS limitation and the 250GB HDD size is not fully supported.

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Hi guys

i went to the local computer shop with my satellite A40 because i only have half of the bios !!!
I sent an email to the german toshiba technical support and they said try a bios update (which baring in mind i still dont know how to do)then we sent my laptop to a local computer shop and told them the problem they told me not to update bios on a cempron processor.

Why not? What are the risks in need to know.

please help me because i want to in the future possibly upgrade to vista??

Answer:Satellite A40: How to update the BIOS because I only have half of the Bios

Hello Daniel,

I?m a little bit confused about your message.
What do you mean with ?only have half of the bios??
What?s wrong with the BIOS?

The Toshiba support said -> try a BIOS update.
On the Toshiba page you can download the BIOS for the Satellite A40.

It seems you didn?t check the download page detailed because on this page you would find this instruction: IOS&FID=TRO0000000b07

The BIOS update was detailed described in this document and you should follow these guide lines to update the BIOS.


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I tried installing the updated flash cards utility for Satellite Pro A200 model E7E and it won't finish installing, saying wrong serial number.

My model is definitely listed in the update information, and it is offered on the page of updates for my model.


Answer:Cannot install flash cards update for Satellite Pro A200-E7E - wrong serial

I should add that I also installed the latest value added update and uninstalled the version of flash cards support utility that came with the laptop.

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After running the restore CD I get the message 'wrong Machine'. Where can I find the DMI update utility for my model?

Answer:DMI Update Utility for Satellite M105-SP381 - recovery says wrong Machine

This is a Toshiba notebook was designed for the US market and all informations should be searched on the Toshiba US site!!!!

I found this document on the Toshiba US site:
How to eliminate the "Wrong Machine" error message when restoring the factory software image.
If your notebook is not listed than do it yourself! Contact the ASP in your country for the help!!!

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I have a Toshiba Satellite SPA10 model num PSA15-E=09VYL-EN. I searched everywhere but can not find BIOS update and drivers for this notebook model.

Please supply me with link.

Answer:Need BIOS update and drivers for Satellite Satellite Pro A10

Hello Yakoob

Satellite SPA10 does not exist. Either you have Satellite A10 or P10. Please check it on the label at the bottom side of your notebook. Identify your notebook model correctly and you will find all you need on Toshiba download page.

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How can I apply the latest BIOS update for this machine.
The download wants to write a 1.44Mb floppy and the P10 804 does not come with a floppy drive!!!

Answer:Satellite P10 Bios Update

Hi !
I found and Windows Based Bios Update for my Satellite P10 on the Toshiba Page.
So I did not needed an Floppydrive !


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Hi, why isn`t it possible to upgrade the BIOS by Windows.
The new BIOS is dated 17/11/2005 and it say it`s older or same than the one installed!!!
???My Notebook`s BIOS is much older!???
I think there is a problem with the version numbers.
Please let me know a solution.

Answer:BIOS Update Satellite M60

Hello Robert

As far as I know Satellite M60 is a new unit and I don?t see any reason for BIOS update. I am not familiar with BIOS update versions but can you please explain why BIOS update is so important for you

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Tried to update my bios to version 1.90 but failed because of following message:
Message in Window "Installing UEFI winflash 0.02"

There is an error occured, please check below items.
Bio Version above 190.
Battery capacity more than 10%.
AC is attached
Program will be closed.

thanks for any help

Answer:Cannot update BIOS on Satellite Pro C

Which notebook model do you have?
What is the reason for BIOS update?

Have you some problems with your notebook and you want to fix it updating the BIOS?

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Did anyone know where is the *link* for newest update Bios Satellite L40?

I'm searching around at Toshiba but didn't find it.
My wifi doesn't work, it's not detected.

I read from another threat, Jaba say "must update bios first before install Atheros driver".

I got the Atheros driver already, Vista version, after that what should I do?

Answer:Need Bios update for Satellite L40

Did you already check the Toshiba European driver page???

You can find it here: -> Support & Download -> Download Drivers

There you could find drivers & BIOS updates.

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I have Satellite M40-184 and I want to flash the BIOS with a bootable CD but it can't be done.
I downloaded the file and extracted the file but it gives me error to execute the file.
Than I extracted the exe file with rar and I saw an image file there I burned it but it is not bootable.

I read the flashing method but it has nothing to do with the file witch is for download.

Answer:Satellite M40 - How to update BIOS


The Toshiba driver website doesn?t provide the traditional BIOS but only the BIOS which can be updated only running Windows OS!

This means that you will be not able to boot from the FDD using the unzipped BIOS file.
It?s .exe file and must be executed under OS.

I think this should be clear now.

By the way; the BIOS update is risky and if you use the wrong BIOS or wrong update procedure you can damage the ROM module.


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Looking for BIOS update driver for Satellite 300CDT Model PA1261EYX-FR95 which I bought from France some years ago. Or, would like to know the exact memory module reference for 128MB

Answer:Satellite 300 CDT - need BIOS update


the newest BIOS for your notebook is version 8.00. You can find it on Toshiba's support page _eu

The partnumber of the 128MB memory module is PA2054U-MS.


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I want to update bios I have 1.40 the last is 2.0 update first 1.70 1.90 and after 2.0 or direct 2.0.
model is L50-B-11K

Answer:BIOS update on Satellite L50-B-11K

Maybe stupid question but why do you want to update the BIOS?
Have you some problems with your machine.

New BIOS version has no some special advantages but there is a risk if something goes wrong you can damage BIOS and then you have a big problem.

If your notebook s working well and you are happy with it, don't change anything.

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I recieved recently message from Toshiba Service Software that I could (should) update my BIOS.(1.20) to BIOS 1.50 . My Satellite L50-C is just few weeks old. Do anybody recomend me to do that or is not necessary to take such a risk that my Laptop will not work after upgrading?
Many Thanks and best regards from Austria

Answer:Satellite L50-C - BIOS Update 1.50

Well, I have a L50D-C and the BIOS updates solved a few issues that I was having on startup. Your model is slightly different so I don't know what issues you may have if any. Unless your system suffers from some sort of I/O software issue I wouldn't recommend it. Every BIOS behaves differently to all hardware and you may want to upgrade your hardware later. You will likely need to match it with the best BIOS available if that happens and it's important to note that you can't downgrade your BIOS(Not easily at least). So keep the BIOS you have for now until you notice some hardware issues when upgrading hardware or software drivers.

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My Satellite Pro 490 Notebook refused to startup recently and demanded a BIOS update. I checked the Toshiba site for advice and downloaded the correct BIOSware onto another computer. I created a DOS bootup disk (on advice) and saved the BIOSware to this, and I booted up the notebook with the diskette inseted into the external floppy drive.

It whirred and buzzed and seemed to be doing it's thing, but when I shut down and rebooted to WinXP, it wasn't recognising my kepboard or the integral mouse. It sometimes recognises an external USB mouse but it still doesn't do what I want it to do :o(

So I did it again, and this time, after rebooting with the diskette in the drive, it reads "Starting..." and shows me the Microsoft Corporation Copyright gubbins, and then takes me to the A:\ command prompt, and still doesn't recognise my kepboard or mouse, just the odd key here and there.

Before I banish it to the end og the garden, does anyone have any advice? Is there anything else I could try? Anything??? =o r

Answer:Satellite Pro 490 BIOS Update


Can you pleas tell me how you comes to idea to install WXP on this old machine? In my opinion boot-up process will need about 10 min. :)

It not easy to say what you can do . In my opinion there are two possibilities. First one is to install old BIOS version but it can do just Toshiba Servic Partner.

Second option is to boot-up with external keyboard and try to delete standard keyboard and mouse. Restart the notebook. Standard hardware components will be recognized again. If these not work install old OS again.

I think that you expect too much from this old notebook with just 266Mhz processor speed and 32 MB RAM. ;)

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I am using a Satellite Pro PSM35E which has a Phoenix BIOS v1.70. I want to update it but on whole Toshiba website can't find one?

Please help

Answer:Need BIOS update for Satellite Pro M30


The Satellite Pro M30 notebook belongs to the PSM35E series.
I checked the Toshiba European driver page and found the BIOS.

You have to choose *ARCHIVE -> Satellite Pro archive -> Satellite Pro M -> Satellite Pro M30 -> BIOS*

There you will find the needed BIOS


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I have Satellite L40-14d laptop.
Two month ago I flashed my BIOS to 5.40 version with succes. But now if I run updatebios.bat (5.50), the system will restart, but after 1 second laptop every shutdown. No BIOS update has done. I tried a lot of version of BIOS for my laptop, but without succes.

I have Windows XP installed.
PS: I am sorry for my bad English, because I am from Czech republic.
Thanks for any answer.

Answer:Satellite L40-14D: Can not update BIOS


First of all I?ve one interesting question;
Why do you want to update the BIOS??? Did you encounter various problems with the notebook?
Usually if the notebook run trouble free then a BIOS update is not necessary?

However, I have downloaded the BIOS package and firs of all I have noticed the winflash.exe file!

First of all you have to unzip the BIOS package correctly.
Then prepare the notebook for the update (AC adaptor connected, don?t run 3rd party applications and disconnect all external devices).
Finally you should execute the winflash.exe to start the BIOS update and NOT the .bat file!!!


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I downloaded a BIOS update for my Satellite PRO L10 notebook, when I try to install I receive the following message

The input file EW3I1A04.WPH cannot be found, a valid filename must be specified to continue.

Any advice appreciated


Answer:BIOS Update Satellite Pro L10

Before you make the BIOS update, you must extract all files from the zip-archive.
Then it should work without error message.

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