Computer Support Forum

Satellite A200 - Freezing up sometimes

Question: Satellite A200 - Freezing up sometimes

I have a Satellite A200, purchased Nov. 2007. Came with Vista Home Premium installed. About 2 weeks ago it began to "freeze" or lock up. The light indicating accessing the hard disc went out, and the screen showed the last image. Nothing worked. No response from mouse, any keys, no response to CTRL, ALT, DEL. The only thing that worked was 10 seconds on the off button. It has on a few occasions turned itself off. It is not an overheating issue as it has frozen up a few times within seconds of being turned on fot the first time of the day.

I have tried Windows Diagnostics - no problems. Run Office 2007 repair - no result. Advanced boot options to "last known good configeration". Reset the beast to "recovery of factory default software" then reloaded W2007. Launched the startup repair twice. Run the disc check. All to no avail.

Sometimes this "freezing" occurs after a few minutes turned on, and sometimes it will run much longer (yesterday for 36 hours) without a problem. Began to freeze up this morning again.

Anybody got any ideas?

Relevance 100%
Preferred Solution: Satellite A200 - Freezing up sometimes

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: Satellite A200 - Freezing up sometimes


Are you really sure that your notebook doesn?t overheat? In my opinion it could be the reason of that and cleaning the notebook from time to time is always advisable. Therefore you can use compressed air spray to blow out the dust from the cooling ventilators. You can buy it from your favorite computer dealer for example.
By the way: I clean my notebook every 3-4 months. It goes fast and so I can make sure that it doesn?t overheat.

Furthermore it would be interesting to know what happens with ?factory settings?. I assume your notebook was delivered with Windows XP or Vista so you should try this OS.

What display driver you have installed at the moment?


10 more replies
Relevance 67.24%

Dear Sirs,

I have Toshiba A200-1M7 & since I bought it I had a problem which is freezing and startup take too much!

It took me to startup about 10 minutes and sometimes while using my laptop the HDD light turns off and my whole laptop stops!!

It?s and also it's so slow!
I don't know why that happens but I sent it to the distributer and he told me that there is no problem with the hardware!

Recently I'm using Linux! And nothing happens with me!
I mean everything continues normal & no freezing and so fast!

So I think the problem is from Windows Vista .
So could you please help me , if anyone faced this issue before?

Feras Allaou

Answer:Slow Satellite A200-1M7 and freezing issue

Do you know why your A200 is slow and boots slowly?
Because Vista needs more resources as a Linux OS or early Win OS.
Furthermore you Satellite loads a lot of background processes at startup.
This slows down the notebook and extends the booting time.

The background processes belong to some Toshiba and other tools which are necessary to use and to control the whole notebook features,

But of course you can disable it if you want;
Start msconfig and in tab ?Sartup? you could disable some not necessary (for you) applications.

3 more replies
Relevance 66.01%

Well being trying to install xp along side my Win7 installation (dual boot), but xp keeps freezing or crashing.
Ive made a few slipstream xp discs with sata drivers.
Still wont install proper.

So i tried install win7 on the second partition and that will install but is very slow and hangs for ages.
Im sure i got right sata drivers.(intel matrix storage manager from toshiba).

Can anyone shed some light?

i have toshiba Satellite a200
intel duo t5550
3gb ram

Answer:Dual boot issue on Satellite A200 - xp keeps freezing or crashing


If you use SATA drivers then the SATA mode option in BIOS should be set to AHCI.
If you don?t use SATA drivers then you have to set to compatible mode.

Here a nice description how to add SATA drivers

+How to integrate a SATA AHCI driver in a Windows XP Setup CD+

Good luck

1 more replies
Relevance 66.01%


This is Varun from India. Could anyone please help me fix a problem which has been haunting me from the last two days. This problem is currently occuring in my satellilte Pro A200. Actually the problem is that there is a continuous beep sound from an internal speaker during start-up that is when the name TOSHIBA appers at the time of starting and moreover it freezes there right on that screen. But , I somehow kept using my system by pressing F5 or F9 and then letting it start manually in NORMAL MODE.

But, i can't keep doing this all the time. And moreover, this beep sound blows continuously only while starting the system and it goes on hanged up in the same screen until i press either F5 or F9. I kept restoring my system but to no use. Could any one please help me out in this.

Sincerely waiting for the reply.....


Answer:Satellite Pro A200: A continuous beep sound during start up and freezing


To be honest it is very strange issue. Is some external device connected to your notebook?
Have you tried to update BIOS to latest version?

Sorry but I believe in such case there is no much you can do. Maybe BIOS update, clean OS installation. That?s all.
Maybe you should contact nearest service and ask what it can be.

1 more replies
Relevance 66.01%


Ive recently had my computer cleaned after I had problems with it cutting out due to over heating. It use to cut out while loading Vista too which I thought was just an issue of dust.
However after having it professionally cleaned and after reformatting the computer it now always cuts out while I have power source in or cuts out when changing from battery to power source (works fine with just battery).

I've narrowed down to a couple of options but just wanna see if anyone else has some useful input/ solutions to fixing it.
1. That I need to upgrade my BIOS. Which is proving a problem as this specific model of the Satellite BIOS upgrade doesnt have an option to burn to disk and requires a power source when booting from desktop.
2. That one of the sensors is busted and causing interrupts to occur when not needed
3. There is something shorting out when the power source is put in.

couple of addition notes about what is happening:
By reset I mean the computer just completely cuts out and reboots about 10 seconds latter.
If i put the computer to sleep and wake it up (even when using battery) it resets.
When the power source is in and booting up, it generally cuts out in the same spot.

So any help is much appreciated. Sorry if the lay out is hard to understand too, the laptop has so many issues its hard to link them all together. Ill prob update with more problems as I remember other little ones
Thanks. :)

Answer:Re: Satellite a200. Resetting or freezing when power cord plugged in


Has this problem been happening long?
Had you added or removed any softwere around this time?

I do think a BIOS up grade is a good starting point not shure how your going to do it though with out mains power avaiable.

Have you checked the state of the mains lead? is there any dammage or streched it?
It might be worth having an electrician check the output ?

3 more replies
Relevance 66.01%

I have a Satelite A200, bought brand new last year. Occasionally the computer will freeze, the screen starts fading to white and darker horizontal and vertical lines appear on the screen. I have to hold down the power switch until it turns off so I can restart it, but after restarting it works fine. At first this happened only very rarely, but it's beginning to happen more and more as of late.

It happens very suddenly and it doesn't make any difference what I'm doing at the time. Some times it does it just after being turned on. Does anyone know why it could be doing this? I'm not very technically savvy so I'd appreciate it if you could explain it to me in a way that I might understand :)

I've heard of some people having the same problem and that it may be caused by faulty wiring in the monitor. If this is the problem is it likely to be covered by warrantly?

Message was edited by: Charlie Llama

Answer:Satellite A200 - Occasionally Freezing And Screen Fading To White

What A200 model do you have? PSAxxx-xxxxx?

Sounds like the LCD Screen or VGA Board may have an intermittent problem - possibly heat related.

An Authorized Service Center can repair it for you.

2 more replies
Relevance 62.32%


I have a satellite A200-1GB, but the graphic card don't run, however I could get another iskaa ls 3481p, but not exactly the same, because i have a m76 with 256 mb ati radeon, and the new card is a m72 with 256 mb ati radeon from A200-2C5.

Would it be possible?

Excuse me for possible writting mistakes.

Greetings and thanks

Answer:Information about compatibilty of graphic card Satellite A200-1GB Satellite A200-2C5

Do you want to exchange the whole mainboards or just the GPU?

4 more replies
Relevance 57.4%

Hy guys....

I have a toshiba Satellite A200-1cr model, with a motherboard model k000051290 which doesn't work any more...
So i must buy another one...

The problem is that I can't find another one with the same model, in a decent price...because...400 euro for a new MB...
I better buy another laptop...

So... I found on Ebay a MB TOSHIBA SAT A200 A205 Motherboard ISKAE LA34 TESTED, model K000054260, refurbished...on 150 dollars...

Now I ask you...
I saw the picture with this MB and it's identically with my MB... now...will I have some problems with my laptop if I buy this MB?
What do you recomend?

Answer:Motherboard for Satellite A200-1CR fits with other A200 models?


In my opinion the other board should be ok. It should fit with you Satellite A200 model.
The motherboard measure is the same.


2 more replies
Relevance 54.12%


I was thinking of buying one of the models, but the images differents sites use to advertise varies on other sites, some have silver keypad, and others black keypad, im awae the main diff is the gfx card but what image is the correct one.

Please help, hope this makes sense lol


Answer:Differences between Satellite A200-1YO & Satellite A200-244

Hi Duncan,

you cannot always rely on images on websites to dictate your shopping experience, as these websites may not have updated their pages in a while.

My suggestion would be to visit a retail store selling the computer model you are after and view the computers there (After making a note of the computer model number you wish to purchase).

However, for your purposes, A200 (last year's model) had a silver keyboard and the newer models (A300) have a glossy black keyboard.

I hope this helps.

1 more replies
Relevance 50.84%

Hi guys

I'm hoping someone can help. I have a toshiba equium A200-1V0 which keeps freezing. I am trying to reload the operating system but it will not do it because it freezes. All i can do is power off and back on the laptop..

I have tried new hard drive and memory module but the problem persists. To test if it's overheating i have left the laptop for 24 hours in BIOS but it didn't freeze so i am well and truly stumped?

Does anyone have any idea what this could be?


Message was edited by: JammyJ_69

Answer:Equium A200-1V0 keeps freezing

> I am trying to reload the operating system but it will not do it because it freezes.
Can you please explain to us what are you doing exactly and when your notebook freezes?
In the middle of OS installation?

8 more replies
Relevance 50.84%

Hi folks!

I notice that my LED with "Satellite" word on the front panel doesn't shine.

Do you have any assumptions about causes?

Answer:Satellite A200-1N1: "Satellite" LED on the front panel is not shining

Hi Maresha,

The front 'logo' LED is enabled or disabled using a BIOS option 'Display Front Logo' which can be set to ON or OFF as you require. Access your BIOS settings (F2 during boot up) and check that this setting is set to 'ON'.


2 more replies
Relevance 49.61%

I have a 10 month old A200 running Vista Home Premium which was pre-installed on purchase.
Since inception but more regularly now, it freezes in any program several times daily and is now crashing with the blue screen coming up before dumping and rebooting itself.

It appears to be a major problem according to the number of people making similar comment over the net and offering all sorts of weird answers and solutions.

I use this computer all day every day for business and cannot afford this ridiculous down time nor do I believe should I have to be doing anything ...its a new computer!!!!

What is its problem?
What is causing it?
Can it be fixed?

I cannot afford to be without it nor can I afford to waist time in repair shops, so what the answer?

Thanking you in advance for any possible solution/s

Andrew Putyra

Answer:Re: Satelite A200 1M5 Blue screen & Freezing

Hi Andrew

The BDOS could be caused by serious software or a hardware issue.
But fact is that the BSOD is a standard error and therefore it's not easy to say what causes this issue.

First of all it should be necessary to know if its software or hardware related problem.
You can find it using the Toshiba recovery CD. After the new OS installation the notebook should run stable and the BSOD should not occurs.

But if the BSOD will persist, then the issue could be caused by a faulty hardware.
The BSOD appeared on my non-Toshiba notebook too and it was related to the high temperature inside the notebook.
The high temperature had a bad influence on the memory modules.

I cleaned then cooling modules using a compressed air spray and the BSOD didn't appear.
But listen dude; this does not mean that this could be the same reason for you BSOD errors.
So as you see it's really not easy to say what could be wrong.

If the BSOD will still persist after the new recovery then I would recommend contacting the service technician for a detailed notebook check.

6 more replies
Relevance 47.15%

Dear collegues.
There are Satellite A200-14E
with 1 Gb RAM

after increasing 2x2Gb it is possible to see 3Gb RAM only

Pls let me know what we shall do to get all 4Gb

Thank you

Answer:Re: Satellite A200-14E - How to see 4GB RAM?


Just couple hours ago, there was a user asking them same question:

if it doesn't help you, make a search on forum, it has been discussed for many times.


2 more replies
Relevance 47.15%

Hi all, just wanted to know if its possible to buy a hdd cady to fit a slave hdd in spare bay ? [SATALLITE A200 27R]

if not can anybody tell me what its for. Thanks and
All the best Dave

Answer:Satellite A200-27R - Second HDD possible?

Hi buddy,

The question is: Do you have a second HDD connector?
If yes you can buy such a second HDD caddy from an authorized service provider.

Otherwise it?s not possible to a add a second HDD.

2 more replies
Relevance 47.15%


I have Toshiba Satellite A200-1ZB model with processor Intel Pentium Dual-Core T2370 @ 1,73.
I was wondering, what max processor speed is supported by this model?? Anyone know? (without overheating of course;)

Specs. (HWiNFO32)
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual-Core T2370 @ 1,73, FSB:533MHz, L2: 1MB
CPU Platform: Socket P mPGA478 (Micro-FCPGA)/mBGA479 (Micro-FCBGA)
Motherboard Chipset: Intel GM965 (Crestline-GM) + ICH8M
FSB Frequency Support: 800 MHz
Memory: 2x1024 Samsung 667MHz (PC5300)

Answer:Satellite A200-1ZB: What max CPU can I use?

Upgrading the CPU in laptops is a hit and miss situation. It depends on the chipset and BIOS compatibility for the CPU.

Your best option would be to look at the other A200 models in the same family, which is PSAE6E-xxxxxx, and determine which one has the fastest CPU, and buy one of those for your A200.

If you install a CPU that is not within the PSAE6E range, the system may not boot, or it may overheat, or it may not run at full speed.

I found this article from Toshiba explaining component upgrades:

2 more replies
Relevance 47.15%


Well I've got a question. Can somebody explain to me which memory modules 1 or 2 GB is better to use??

Best regards
And thanks for all answers

Answer:Satellite A200-14D: 1GB or 2GB??

Hm, I think it?s logical: The more RAM you have the more performance you will gain. And the other aspect is that if you install a 2 GB module, you can install another 2 GB module to get 4 GB in total. But be careful regarding the 4 GB issue!!

Please use the search function of the forum if you're interested in the 4GB issue.


2 more replies
Relevance 47.15%

Can someone please tell me what kind of HDD I need for a Toshiba Satellite A200?

Is it an IDE or a Serial-ATA or anything like that??

Answer:Re: Satellite A200 - What HDD I need?

The Satellite A200 is equipped with a SATA HDD.

If you want a new HDD you should a 2.5? HDD with SATA interface. Furthermore you can buy a HDD with SATA2 interface because it?s downgrade compatible to SATA1.

3 more replies
Relevance 47.15%

Hi all,

My new laptop is an A200-27R PSAE3E-07H027EN
I hate Vista so I downgraded to XP Porfessional.
Everything seems fine BUT I have problems with Fn keys :-(
Strange is that some are working Fn+ESC, Fn+F1, Fn+F3, Fn+F4... but I cannot change the brightness (Fn+F6, Fn+F7) and I cannot activate/deactivate the touchpad (Fn+F9).

I installed some Toshiba Power Saver and it helped me to fix some brightness... but I need it to variate it during the day... to have fixed brightness is VERY frustrating... I really need your help, people.

I need ONLY these three Fn combination to work, I don't mind even to cancel the other ones...



P.S.: if you have a working driver, would you mind to send it by e-mail? thanks!

Edited by: Admin

Answer:Satellite A200-27R: Help with Fn key under XP

So you downgraded to WinXP. Have you updated your BIOS to a WinXP version? If not do this.
And you can find all needed drivers and utilities here:

After executing BIOS update, your fn keys should work. Just in case make sure you followed installation instructions.

2 more replies
Relevance 47.15%

Can I add second HDD to my A200-10X?

Answer:Can I add second HDD to Satellite A200-10X?

Remove second HDD cover at the bottom and check if SATA connector is there. If there is not SATA connector for second HDD upgrade with second HDD cannot be done.


4 more replies
Relevance 47.15%


I would like to purchase a new hard drive from Western Digital but I'm not sure which one is compatible with my Laptop?

My Laptop is
Toshiba Satellite A200-19L
Model No. : PSAESE-00H003AR


Answer:Need new HDD for my Satellite A200-19L

exit the forums and surf this website for your purchase...........

3 more replies
Relevance 47.15%

I've been using an A200 since 2007. It perfectly runs all types of DVD's but recognizes all types of CD's as blank.
I'm unable to write CD's as well.

The writing process completes smoothly and the CD is then ejected. But when i insert the CD into a any other computer it's blank.


Answer:Satellite A200 won't run CD's

> The writing process completes smoothly and the CD is then ejected. But when i insert the CD into a any other computer it's blank.
As I understand your issue, the Satellite A200 recognizes all disk properly and can burn the CD as well but the OTHER computer recognize the CD as blank.
Is it right?

Well, I would recommend using another brand of CD disks!
Try and test different CDs from different manufacturers?.
TDK, verbatim are Ok?

1 more replies
Relevance 47.15%

I need to replace the HD on my Satellite, does anyone know if the A200 recognizes a 1TB HDD?

Thank you!

More replies
Relevance 47.15%

Hello all.

I have brought this Satellite A200-1zf laptop about 1 year ago, and from 2 months is so hot!
I mean that it's warm enough that you cannot put your hand under the cooler.

I've cleaned the cooler but without any result.

Do you know why it's keep warming in this way?

Answer:Re: Satellite A200-1ZF is getting hot


>I have brought this Satellite A200-1zf laptop about 1 year ago, and from 2 months is so hot!
This means that the temperature was not really high in the past?

Well, in most cases the temperature arises to a higher level due to clogged cooling modules.
Dust and debris would prevent the fans from properly working and this could lead to a higher internal temperature.

You could try to clean the cooling modules using a compressed air spray.
Furthermore you should ensure that there is enough free space around the notebook in order to get good fresh air circulation.

If this doesn?t help then I would recommend contacting the notebook technician.
The technician could disassemble the notebook and could renew the thermal grease which is placed between the CPU and cooling modules.


4 more replies
Relevance 47.15%

Hello to all,

I want to ask you about memory.

I have installed two memory modules (2 x OCZ OCZ2MV6672G 2GB SO-DIMM DDR2 PC2-5400 ) and system does not start. When I installed one memory module notebook works perfectly. I have the latest BIOS for Windows Vista 32bit (1.80).

Memory modules works because I changed positions and with 2 GB RAM it?s all ok but if I installed the second module computer does not start. Thank you for possible answers.

Answer:Re: Satellite A200-1M4 and 4 GB RAM

Well, I'm pretty sure, that the maximum amount of RAM is limited to 2GB. This should be found in the manuals too.
What modules were built in when you bought it?

I'm sorry to tell you so, but maybe you can sell your remaining ram at good conditions.
None the less, the OCZ memory was a good choice.

3 more replies
Relevance 47.15%


I have a question. Today I install to my laptop two brand new 2GB memory modules, and when my notebook starting BIOS show me only 3GB ?

Anybody now, how can I fix it ?

Best regards


I have 5.20 BIOS.

Answer:Satellite A200-14E and 4GB Ram

DO you use the Toshiba preinstalled OS.
The Toshiba notebooks are preinstalled and delivered with the 32bit OS; early XP 32bit and now Vista 32bit.

According to the Microsoft and Toshiba information the *BIOS* and the Operating System reports approximately 3GB due to the 32-bit system limitation.

Take a look here:

3 more replies
Relevance 47.15%

I have broken screen from my A200-196 and I need new one. Any advice where from?

I have got part number if anyone would be able to help - K000049360..

Answer:Need new LCD for Satellite A200-196


The new LCD notebook display can be ordered from the Toshiba authorized service provider in your country.
The guys can order it directly from the Toshiba head stock.
But note; the new LCD display cost a little fortune! I think it?s about $300-$360.

Maybe a second hand display would better possibility. But it?s you choice.

Best regards

3 more replies
Relevance 47.15%

it possible second hard disk on Satellite A200 1iW?

Answer:Is second HDD possible on Satellite A200-1iW?


Not all A200 notebook models support the second HDD.
If you want you can find out very easily if your notebook supports such second HDD.

At the bottom of the unit you could find the second HDD bay. Remove the cover which secures the bay and check if there are some HDD connectors.

If not, then the second HDD is not possible

2 more replies
Relevance 47.15%

When i work long hourks on my laptop ( 4-5 hours ) it is geting so hot that i can't even put my hand on buttons and sometimes it just turns off =(((
I don't know what the problem is?!

Did some have the same problem?!
Such bad tendancy started since i installed Windows XP insted of standart Vista.

Laptot : Toshiba Satellite A200-1J0

Answer:Satellite A200-1J0 is getting very hot


Ohh?.You have installed Win XP? Well buddy?. In such case you should update the BIOS too!
There is a BIOS designed especially for Win XP and you should update it if you switched to Win XP OS.

Furthermore you should install the Toshiba Power Saver and should change the settings in Toshiba Power Saver ?Basic Setup?.
There you can find the option called ?Cooling Method?. Set it to Max Performance.

Furthermore you can set the CPU processing speed to a lower level and CPU control method to ?Auto?.

At the other hand your notebook can overheat because of the clogged cooling grilles and cooling modules. I know this because my notebooks temperature was high until I removed the dust from the cooling fans.
I used a compressed air spray. You can buy it from different computer dealers or online shops.


6 more replies
Relevance 47.15%

Hallo, i want to install a second internal hdd drive at the hdd2 bay, but when i opened the bay i noticed that there aren't any connectors installed.
So what is the point of a second hdd bay if there are no connectors inside?

Answer:Satellite A200-1M8 and second HDD bay

The point of that bay is, IF you purchase a model with a second HDD equipped then there would be a connector, but if purchased a model with only ONE drive equipped then you just will have one drive since the connector for the second HDD was not soldered on the mainboard of your model type.

Easy and simple. If you want to have a second drive then you will have either:

- solder a connector to the mainboard which causes the revocation of your warranty and does not mean that you can use a second drive since you will need the appropriate BIOS Rom
- purchase a USB-HDD and accept your situation :/

Thats all.


1 more replies
Relevance 47.15%


sorry to bother you all with this - I recently purchased a Satellite A200-A1L and have been trying to connect it to my TV via s-video leads... I am not new to this and know how to set it up but I seem to be having problems doing it on this laptop.

I have enabled the TV and set up everything to go but my TV will not pick up the signal or the signal is not being put out by the graphics card? My previous laptop worked fine with s-video and the same TV I still own (a 24" Sony Trinitron). I purchased this laptop to do the same but it seems that it will not work - is there anything you can do to help me please?

Despite trying all the functions and reading in depth everything to do with the video outputs AND everything saying its running fine it just wont work HELP ME!!!

PS: I am happy with the laptop in general it is a nice piece of kit, I am just unhappy that the s-video will not run properly.

Kind regards, Lisa.

Answer:Can not use my Satellite A200 with TV

Hello Lisa

I have Satellite A200 too and I have tested it with my LCD TV. Everything works well and all you must do is to use FN+F5 key combination and switch to TV. Be sure the TV is set to the right channel.

That?s all!

2 more replies
Relevance 46.74%

My laptop has a VGA port and an S-video. Could you help me how and what to buy to enable me connect my laptop to a TV [SONY, a/v RCA connection] to optimize multimedia features.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A200-10W

Hi there, if what you are trying to do is get video going from your laptops S-VIDEO out into your TVs RCA input (Yellow), then I suggest you get one of these adaptors that can be found cheap at most AV related stores. Here in Australia you could get something like this:

If you need more help on how to set it up I can help.

3 more replies
Relevance 46.74%


I just purchased a brand new Satellite A200-130. It has Windows Vista but really slow. I am waiting for ages to load something. Even to open an explorer window. So I decided to downgrade the laptop to WXP. The problem is that none of the Vista drivers that support the company works in windows WXP.

So if it is possible I would like to give me the exactly brands and models for each of the hardware of this laptop, or it would be very helpful if someone could zip the hole drivers and upload it somewhere like rapidshare.

Answer:Need WXP drivers for Satellite A200


Why you don?t read other threads about similar themes!!!!!

Check this:

7 more replies
Relevance 46.74%


I have an A200-1MB (PSAEO) that came with Vista home premium installed. After downgrading this to XP Professional, I am not able to write anything on the DVD.

Please help. Model# for the DVD drive is TS-L632D.

Please help.



Answer:Satellite A200: Not able to write the DVD using Win XP


I presume you have installed all drivers from the Toshiba driver page. Did you also update the BIOS to the XP version???
You should do this if you have changed the operating system and if you use the XP instead of Vista.

May I ask you how do you try to burn the data on a DVD disk?
Do you use a 3rd party burning software?

I use Nero and I?m very satisfied? it burns different kind of CDs and DVDs.

A feedback would be appreciated.

3 more replies
Relevance 46.74%

please I need Toshiba satellite _*A200-10x drivers for xp_* ...... its so necessarily i want to do my graduation project & i don't have the drivers for my lap plz help

Answer:Satellite A200-10X - need drivers for WXP


Can you find drivers on Toshiba download page - ?

All old Satellite A200 are listed in ARCHIVE so under product type choose option archive.

Can you find anything?

4 more replies
Relevance 46.74%

Hello everyone!

I bought Satellite Pro A200-1SS with 1 GB RAM (DDR2 667 MHz ), which I recently upgraded with one 2 GB DDR2 667 MHz Kingston module. Problem is, that vista score, which was 4.2 with only 1 GB module suddenly dropped to 2.2. Has anyone experienced same problem?

Thanks for help.

Answer:Low RAM speed at Satellite Pro A200

Problem solved after vista reinstallation

2 more replies
Relevance 46.74%


I have a Toshiba Satellite A200. After about 12 months of owning in, Its started to turn its self off, then not power up for a while, before giving up the ghost completely!
I tryed a new AC adapter and battery, but no joy, I have read it could be the power jack? Is it a case of buying a new one and soldering it in to place?

Many Thanks


Answer:Re: Satellite A200 turns itself off

Hello Adam

You must understand that it is not easy to say if this happen due to power supply or some other reason. Have you noticed that notebook stays without power supply (all LEDs are off)?
Maybe your notebook overheats and switches off. What do you think about this?

6 more replies
Relevance 46.74%

Hi everyone!

Recently, I have bought a new laptop, Satellite A200-1GB and after two weeks fighting against windows Vista I have decided to uninstall it and install WXP whose license I bought long time ago.

I restart my computer with Windows XP cd inside and I boot the system with it but when it charges all the controllers and I proceed to install windows xp it says that there is no disk (probably hard disk) in my laptop.

I hope somebody can help me. Has anybody experience installing windows XP in this laptop model?

Answer:Satellite A200-1GB - Try to install WXP but No HDD?


This case was described many times here in the Toshiba forum.
Would recommend investigating a little bit ;) use the Forum advanced search option!

But because you are a newbie I will try to provide some useful hints;
The HDD is not visible because you have to install firstly the Intel Matrix storage controller.
This controller can be downloaded either form the Toshiba page or from the Intel page.

During the XP setup you will have to press the F6 to include this iMSM into the XP installation. You will need an external USB HDD drive to do this.

But if you want you can build an own XP CD using the software ?nLite? and could include this iMSM into the new XP CD.

Please check also these threads:

2 more replies
Relevance 46.74%


I just install Windows Xp on my Sat A200 and I installed all the drivers but some how I can?t detect drivers for Bluetooth, webcam, modem device on high definition audio bus, universal serial bus controllers.

Can any one help me out...


Answer:Satellite A200 - Need some XP drivers

Do you know the Toshiba download page? If not, here is the place you should go to download all needed drivers: (Support & Downloads)

Make sure you choose the right notebook model and operating system.

1 more replies
Relevance 46.74%

Hi to all.
I have the following problem:
I have a Satellite A200-1VN laptop with Vista and i want to setup with XP.
When i go to setup screen i know i have to press F6 for additional driver (otherwise cant detect HDD), but i dont know WHICH driver i have to download from Intel.

When i go to Device manager it sais:Intel ICH8M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller.

can anyone help?

Answer:Downgrade to XP on Satellite A200-1VN

To install Windows XP on notebooks with SATA HDD you will need to use the Intel Matrix Storage Manager driver. You can find this here:

Choose your accurate notebook model and for operating system XP.

To use the drivers during installaton of XP, you will need an USB floppy disk drive or integrate them into installation disc using a tool called nlite.
Please use forum search function to get detailed information on both methods.

9 more replies
Relevance 46.74%

I need all drivers for WXP for my Satellite A200-1HU PSAE3E-01J014AV.

Answer:Need WXP drivers for my Satellite A200 - 1HU

WXP drivers for Satellite A200 are not available at the moment. Check support page from time to time to see if the drivers are added.

Meanwhile you can optimize preinstalled Vista OS. I have done the same and A200 runs well.

1 more replies
Relevance 46.74%

Can I use a 64-bit Version of Windows 7 with my Toshiba Satellite A200-13T. Do I have to upgrade my Bios?

I can't find any useful information here:

Thanks for your help

Answer:Satellite A200-13T - Windows 7 64-bit

Hi buddy,

You can install everything but important point is the drivers that you need...

You can check for drivers here:

As you can see, there are no Windows 7 64bit drivers but for Vista 64bit all drivers available.
What does it mean? Well, the most Vista drivers also work on Windows 7 so I don?t see a problem to use it Windows 7 64bit. At least it would be worth a try ;)

3 more replies
Relevance 46.74%

Hi ,,

I have Satellite A200-24A / windows vista home premium installed on Drive C:/ . i want to make Drive E:/ as windows xp . i have downloaded all the drivers for the respective site for xp but when i am booting my system by xp its saying No HDD found ... why ? i dont know ... Can anyonr help me out with this ...

Thanks in Advance .
Waqar Jawaid

Answer:Satellite A200-24A HDD not found

Can tell you why your HDD is not found by Windows XP setup. You need the SATA drivers. They can be downloaded from the Toshiba download page. Watch for the Intel Matrix Storage Manager.

To use them you could put them on floppy disk using a USB floppy disk drive or integrate them with nlite. For detailed instructions use forum search function.

4 more replies
Relevance 46.74%

I have a Satellite A200-1CR (PSAEO).
I have bought it new 15 days ago.
Last night i was listening music for two hours, everything ok and i shut it down and i went for sleep.
Today i woke up and I tried to turn it on but it is dead.
It does nothing, I connected it to the d/c power and the only thing that lights is the power indicator (blue).
The battery is fully charged from last night but it does nothing.
Do you know what cause this problem? Could it be the motherboard or something else? If it is the motherboard is the garranty valid? pls help


Answer:Satellite A200 would not does not power up

OK, this listens really serious.
Just two things:

1. To make your machine work again, do the following: remove battery and DC, reinsert both and then your machine should start again.

2. Contact a local service partner for an hardware checkup or repair, you have warranty and you can rely on it.
Here?s a link where you can find the nearest ASP (authorized service partner) in your country.

Good luck
and nice weekend

4 more replies
Relevance 46.74%


2 years ago I got a Satellite Pro A200 as a business notebook and it runs with XP SP2, later with SP3. With 2 GB it shows 2 GB of memory in Windows - and I know it has a Radeon 7500 with 256MB of individual graphic memory, and it has no shared memory.

I upgraded it to 4 GB, but Windows shows exactly 3 GB. BIOS shows 4 GB and the ATI system monitor shows 4 GB. I know that 4 GB is not possible in XP 32 bit, only on Windows 2003 R2 32 bit or Vista - but on desktop systems I have seen values between 3.3 and 3.7 GB.

So where is the memory? It looks like a bug - the memory chips have both 2 GB I have verified this. Because it is a company notebook I can't just upgrade to XP 64 bit :-(

In the BIOS are no options - first I thought it's the graphic card, but mine has independant graphics with own memory so the computer comes up with 2048 MB or 4096 after the upgrade.

Shared memory would show about 1900 MB of RAM to the OS like my private EEEpc.

Answer:Satellite Pro A200 - Shows only 3GB instead 4GB RAM

Hi shadowmaster_1,

> I know that 4 GB is not possible in XP 32 bit
So why do you ask this question here if you already know it? By the way, it?s not a limitation of XP, it?s a hardware limitation on all 32bit systems

> only on Windows 2003 R2 32 bit or Vista
And who says that Windows 2003 and/or Vista can use 4GB? Ok, there is an update for Vista where 4GB will correct displayed in system properties but this makes no difference. Vista 32bit can?t use the whole 4GB, it?s only a ?cosmetic improvement?! ;)

> So where is the memory?
The memory is installed in your computer but can?t be used complelty with a 32bit OS.

To end the story: If you want to use 4GB, you have to install a 64bit OS. On all 32bit OS you can only use up to ~3.2GB RAM!!!

3 more replies
Relevance 46.74%


I'm italian so my english will be not very well :)
I've installed XP on my toshiba Satellite Pro A200-15G.

I've searched the display driver for this model of notebook on this toshiba site, but i didn't find it.

Where i can find it?

Ah, another thing: i've installed xp without update bios for xp... is necessary to update it?

Last thing (for the buyers of a satellite/satellite pro a series): what is the autonomy of your notebook's battery (in various modes and in various SO)?


Answer:Need ATI XP driver on Satellite Pro A200-15G


if you need a display driver then go here:

or especially for ATI cards you can go here:

Regarding BIOS: yes, if you want some things on your machine working properly then update your BIOS to the XP version.

Hm, battery lifetime... should be about 1 1/2 to 2 hours

But I am not sure, it depends from so many things.

1 more replies
Relevance 46.74%


my name is Phil, my Toshoba Satellitw A200 will not start up. I just get a black screen, I have tried starting with A/C power only, with & without A/C power. I have tried this several times with no luck.
I am running Vista Home Premium & have all of the obvious anti-virus/malware proection.
Can somebody please help. I was told the hard drive could need re-seating, how do you do that ??

Thank you.

Answer:My Satellite A200 will not start up

Wait a moment.
If I understand you right you can start your notebook but display stays black. Can you confirm this?

Or simply nothing happens. What happen exactly when you press power button?

2 more replies
Relevance 46.74%

Good day

I've satellite laptop a200-1bj

I want to download its drivers but with no luck .. It's not there in drivers page

Help me out

Answer:Need drivers for Satellite A200-1BJ

Of course it is there.
Your notebook has part number PSAE6E.
Go to Toshiba download page and choose option archive.

Do as follow:
Product type > Archive
Family > Satellite
Product series > Satelite A series
Model > Satellite A200 (PSAE6)
Short Model No > PSAE6E
? and so on.

1 more replies
Relevance 46.74%


I have a small problem!
I have a Satellite A200-1CR and I want to upgrade my memory to 4 GB.
After a little search I found that my pc has 2 slots and supports memory type DDR2-667 with maximum memory 4 GB.

So, I bought two Kingstons KVR667D2S5/2G (2 GB DDR2-667) and after reading the manual, I removed the previous 512 MB and I put the new ones. I started my pc but nothing. Just a black screen!

I put back my old 512 Mb and everything was normal.
Please if you know something, help me...
I don't know if it is important, but I am using WXP and bios version 5.20.
Sorry for my English and thanks anyway!

I tried only one memory every time and everything went normal with 2 GB.
So I think, the problem is that BIOS can't recognize 4 GB.
Is there any possibility to solve this problem?

Answer:Cannot use 4 GB Memory on my Satellite A200

> So, I bought two Kingstons KVR667D2S5/2G (2 GB DDR2-667) and after reading the manual, I removed the previous 512 MB and I put the new ones. I started my pc but nothing. Just a black screen! I tried only one memory every time and everything went normal with 2 GB. So I think, the problem is that BIOS can't recognize 4 GB.
Do you mean the notebook doesn?t start anymore?

The BIOS is able to handle 4GB RAM.
In my personal opinion the both modules cannot work together. Who knows why ?:|
I think you should replace the modules.

According to this page you should use the DDR2 667MHz (PC2-5300) 200-PIN SODIMM

[Memory for Toshiba Satellite A200-1CR|]

Best regards

3 more replies
Relevance 46.74%

First sorry for my english, I'll do my best ...

I changed the hardrive disk on my laptop satellite A20013V without problem. When I try to install vista with the original disc evrything seems right untill the disc is ejected. But when I start after the ejection it appears vista is not properly installed and a message asks me to start the installation all over again...I've tried a few times but same thing happens every time.

Any suggestions on what I could do ?


Answer:New Hardrive on Satellite A200-13V

Hello Teo

Do you use brand new HDD?
Can you post more details about this HDD? Brand, capacity?

8 more replies
Relevance 46.74%

I can't find

Model name: Satellite A200-14d
Model no. PSAECE-004006g3

Winxp drivers

Answer:I need WXP drivers for Satellite A200

Hi, I just downgraded my laptop to win xp, and I found some drivers for Satellite A200 PSAECE-004006g3 ! I can send it tot you, if you want!
Follow this link...
The password for archive: toshibaI


9 more replies
Relevance 46.74%

As I encountered frequent problem with starting my Satellite A200-TH1 recently, I was advised to use the recovery disks by the vender. When I use it, after the initial two instructions (F12 /enter setup /F9), nothing happened. I selected the CD drive then pressed F9.

Can any one help me to complete the process to get my computer recovered fully?

Answer:Recovery of Satellite A200-TH1


Does your computer try to start from CD or what happens exactly?

Have you tested different bootable disks to check if the recovery disk works properly? You can use a Microsoft Windows disk to test this. If this disk work, your recovery disk is scratched/faulty, otherwise it could be a problem of your CD/DVD drive.

2 more replies
Relevance 46.74%


The XP doesn't see my hard drive and I have no idea how to fix it. I tried to download driver and burned it with XP SP2 using nLite software but with no result. I really don't know what am I doing wrong. Maybe it's not the correct driver? Which driver should I choose?

Please help!


Answer:I can't install XP on Satellite A200-1NB

Hi there,

Which drivers did you use? The ICH8M or ICH7M? 32Bit or 64 Bit? Would be really interesting since your machine should have a ICH8M chipset for harddisk.

Would be nice if you give a little reply on what you packed on that slipstreamed XP installation CD.


2 more replies
Relevance 46.74%

Hello all, dear Toshiba,

I want to update the driver for the ATI Radeon HD 2600 graph card in my Satellite A200-PQ Notebook, as I meet some problems with Nik HDR effecs pro in Photoshop 4.0.

However the driver I find here is of 2008, the one I already have.
ATI offers a newer driver but explicitly does not recommend it for Toshiba Notebooks.

So, can anybody tell me, if there is any serious problem using the latest - or at least a newer- driver from ATI on my notebook?

Help is greatly appreciated


Answer:Can I use ATI driver on my Satellite A200?

Hi Libertion

The point is that such ATI drivers don?t support the overheating protection.
Toshiba drivers support the GPU overheating protection and control the GPU heat dissipation.

If you want you can install the ATI driver but the usage of such drivers is only at your own risk.

5 more replies
Relevance 46.74%

Dear Forum,

My HD crashed, I have installed a new one, but XP don't recognize it.
I have created a new partition with Partition wizard home edition, and with a bootable Mini XP on a CD I can access to the Hd, read and write, but if I try to install XP from the original CD the system don't find a usable Hd.
Is any Hardware part blocking this new HD? How can I install windows XP in a brand new Hard Disk?

Thanks in advance for your help

Answer:Satellite A200-1TS - Win XP does not recognize new HDD

Can you please tell us which notebook model do you have?
Maybe you need to load SATA driver?

4 more replies
Relevance 46.74%


I have a Toshiba Satellite A200 1IZ and I want to replace my hard drive because I have some bad sectors.

I don't know if my motherboard supports SATA and what version, if I can order a 7200 Rpm, maximum capacity.

Any advices?


Answer:Satellite A200 - replacement of HDD

Me again, I would like to order this HDD Western Digital Scorpio Black, 320GB, SATA, 16MB.

I also contacted my local dealer and they recommended the original HDD Toshiba MK2035GSS 200 GB (4200 rpm!!) for a price about three times bigger than the WD model above.

Is there any logical reason why I should order the original HDD in stead of WD model?

6 more replies
Relevance 46.74%

Recently, my laptop has had an error to run and I formated this with the CD Recovery. Then this progress asked to me a "CD/DVD Recovery Add-on", but I don't have this CD/DVD, how can I download?.
My laptop is a Satellite A200.

Answer:Re: Recovery add -on for Satellite A200


I have installed recovery image numerous times but I?ve never saw such add-on.
Do you use recovery disc for the first time?
Can you please make a photo and let us see this message?

Believe me there is no add-on or anything similar that can be downloaded or used with recovery image installation.

1 more replies
Relevance 46.74%

I've Searched For Satellite A200-130 Specs In All Toshiba Site And Did not Found it any one can help me and post the link for that or tell me if I can upgrade the ram to 2 GB

Answer:Re: Satellite A200-130 RAM Upgrade

Hi mate,

you can upgrade your machine up to 4GB but only 3.5GB will be recognized. So if you want to upgrade your machine to 2GB then there is no problem, the 2GB will be recognized as 2GB.

You do only need 2x 1GB DDR2 SO-DIMM modules

Thats all..


5 more replies
Relevance 46.74%

I have a satellite Pro A200-16B and the RTC is going slow. I guess it needs a new CMOS battery. Does anyone know where it is please and is it soldered in or clipped?

Answer:RTC batteryreplacement on Satellite A200-16B


I really don?t understand why you want to replace the RTC-battery?? A RTC battery has a life of some years and your machine is really new.

And thats not enough, a RTC battery is connected to a very precise powersubsystem which controls and maintains the recharge and the capacity of the RTC battery to provide a proper function of your realtimeclock in conjunction with the BIOS over a few years.

But if you REALLY want to exchange it you won?t have any chance to do it. The reason why:

This RTC battery can only be installed by an Toshiba authorized technician because it?s a delicate issue to open a machine to the mainboard.
By the way: if you open the machine then you will loose your warranty status on your machine and if some problem appears you won?t get any help and must pay for every repair on your machine.

Here?s a link to the ASP-locator which finds the nearest Service Provider in your country: 000000871

Ask them for a hardware checkup and tell them that you think the RTC battery is going to kiss goodbye..


3 more replies
Relevance 46.74%

I want to install Windows XP but i haven't any drivers for it (only for Vista).
Where i can get them?

And what exact drivers do I need?

Wait for your answer... thanks in advance :)

Answer:Need XP drivers for Satellite A200-1N7

In my opinion you didn?t search long enough ;)

The Toshiba European page provides all drivers for you Satellite A100 PSAE3 series.
I?ve checked it and found all!

Furthermore you will find the Installation Instructions txt file on this page.
This txt file contains a right installation order which is necessary and essential for driver installation.

Visit the Toshiba driver page, choose you notebook series, download the XP driver, install it and enjoy ;)


1 more replies
Relevance 46.74%

- ATI driver I've downloaded from support site works ok, need to know though if I can update it from the ATI web site or this a special driver developed by ATI and Toshiba?
(can't seam to find anywhere tech specs for this computer...)

- dose any one know how to change the size of the Vram ATI card is using, the default size is 512MB

Answer:ATI drivers for Satellite A200-1M8 on XP

Hi mate,

1. You should use the original toshiba drivers since they were written explicitly for this machine (yes they are special), BUT you can use also drivers from these sites:

2. It?s unfortunately NOT changeable since the amount of VRAM is set by the BIOS and users cannot modify it.


2 more replies
Relevance 46.74%


My Notebook is too slow. What can i do? Sometimes when watching a movie I move the volume up/down at it takes 30 seconds almost to the sound goes up or down. It's slower generely.
How can I check it's prefomance? I've anti-vurus from McAfee installed.


Answer:Slow Satellite A200-1AO

First of all I would uninstall McAfee and install some Antivirus application which doesn?t need so much resources.
Then it would be interesting which operating system you have installed and which 3rd party applications are running in the background.

Could you please tell me how many RAM is installed in your machine? Maybe you should upgrade the amount of RAM in your system to raise the whole performance of your machine...

Please give some feedback and give more informations about your system and your operating system including the installed applications etc...


3 more replies
Relevance 46.74%

I have some software do not work under vista so I installed windows XP but sound card, network card and other devices do not work and I could not find a drivers for these devices under XP.

Do you have any suggestion to solve this problem?

Answer:Satellite A200-1CR and Windows XP

Try searching for the drivers on the hardware manufacturers website.
They nearly always have them.

I used to work for a company where I had reinstalle everything on a PC but I had no drivers CDs at all but i managed to find them all on the intenet.

Hope this helps.

1 more replies
Relevance 46.74%


I have Toshiba Satellite A200-1m8.

I want to ask : is it durable to if i move my laptop from one place to another while it is turned on, does that harm the HDD and the laptop itself?


Answer:Can I move the Satellite A200-1m8 if it's on?

You shouldn't have any problems moving your laptop from place to place while switched on just avoid dropping it with sudden movement.

Richard S.

3 more replies
Relevance 46.74%

I bought Satellite A200-1MD 3 month ago, and I want to downgrade Window Vista to Windows XP, I haven't tried yet, but I need some help with the downgrade, can anyone help?...

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Don't know how to downgrade Satellite A200-1MD to WXP

Hi there,

you don?t need much. Download the drivers for your machine by clicking [HERE|] choosing your machine (the model number is PSAE0E) and saving all available drivers on your machine. Afterwards I would suggest you to burn all drivers on a CD to have it at your hands after the installation.

It could occur that your harddrive would not be recognized during the installation. This comes from the unavailability of SATA (Serial ATA) drivers on the Windows XP CD. This can be solved trough the "F6Floppy" or "slipstreamed Windows XP CD" solutions. Sorry that I would now not explain you the WHOLE process how to do this because this problem/issue was discussed about 1000.000 times here in the forum.
I guess you have already seen the "Search Forum Boards" textbox above. Take these words which I gave you above (F6Floppy + Slipstream XP CD) and type it there or into
You will find many helpful documents about it.

Otherwise there is no special thing you should take care off. (And more I don?t know what I could tell you on your way installing XP on your lovely machine ;) )

Thats all, good luck and nice weekend..

1 more replies
Relevance 46.74%

Hi to all!!
I would like to ask you something concerning the power button..
By the time you press the power on button all the lights in the front panel (Satellite logo, power, HDD) are powered on or is there a delay??

I?m asking because i thing there is a power problem.. Sometimes i can?t power on the laptop..

Thanks in advance!!

Answer:Sometimes cannot power on my Satellite A200


When I press power button on my Satellite A200 the power ON led (second from left) is switched on immediately. Second later the HDD activity is shown with blinking HDD led. Two or three seconds later SATELLITE led is also ON.

If you write sometimes it is not easy to give any precise answer. Try to be a little bit more specific.

3 more replies
Relevance 46.74%


I live in France and I bought Satellite A200-13E. It?s an Vista Premium Home preinstalled notebook.
Can Toshiba give me the WXP recovery CD/DVD?
Thanks for your response.

Answer:Satellite A200-13E - WXP downgrade


It is question for Toshiba support directly. I do not believe that Toshiba offers WXP recovery medias for all Vista preinstalled notebooks. Best thing you can do is to contact Toshiba hotline or nearest authorized service provider. They have info about that.

If you need phone numbers visit > Support & Downloads > Find an ASP.


1 more replies
Relevance 46.74%

Hi Toshiba experts,

I have Toshiba a200 and wanna disassemble it. is thre any technical documentation how to manage it!

Answer:Re: Satellite A200 disaasembly


To be honest, it's not good idea to disassemble the laptop. But anyway, if you decide to disassemble it you can use this site as assistance:

But be careful with hidden holders, use protective gloves.

7 more replies
Relevance 46.74%

Hello all,

I am trying to install WXP on my new Satellite A200 ? 1P8
But my hard disk is not recognized, now I looked on the internet and I have no Intel storage manager but I need drivers now for my Hitachi HTS541616J9SA00 (82801 HBM/HEM ICM8-M) so where I can find these ?

Thanks a lot

I have an external floppy drive that works.

Answer:WXP installation on Satellite A200 - 1P8


You can find Intel storage manager for your notebook model (PSAE6E) on Toshiba download page under > Support & Downloads.

I hope you will find it there.
Good luck!

4 more replies
Relevance 46.74%

I have a new Satellite Pro A200, which I have had for about a week. At first it was charging fine, now it won?t charge and I have to run it off the mains all the time. For the first few seconds after switching it on it appears to be charging but then does nothing.

Can anyone suggest what the problem might be? Or will I have to return it?

Thanks in advance,

Answer:New Satellite Pro A200 not charging

Hello Cat

Before we start to speculate about possible problems I recommend you to contact your local dealer as soon as possible. The notebook is new one and everything should work properly. The described behavior is definitely not normal and it can be that something is defective.

Please contact your dealer and explain the situation.

1 more replies
Relevance 46.74%

2 years ago I've bought Toshiba A200-10w laptop.
It had 1Gb of memory installed (at the time the seller stated that ram can be upgradable to 4Gb).

Recently I've bought 2x2Gb RAM modules.
When I installed the modules I had to update the BIOS-Windows X update, to recognize all the installed ram, but during the POST only 3071Mb of RAM is checked (even though the main BIOS screen lists as 4096Mb is installed).

Even though I'm using FreeBSD 64bit operating system I can only access 3071Mb of RAM.
Is there any solution to that problem?

Answer:Satellite A200-10W recognize only 3GB instead of 4GB RAM


In order to have access to full 4GB RAM all three components like; OS, BIOS and Chipset have to support the 4GB RAM.

If one of these parts does not support 4GB RAM then your notebook will not handle and will not recognize the full 4GB RAM.

Check your chipset and look into the details on the Intel page.
There you could find a info if your chipset is 4GB capable.

14 more replies
Relevance 46.74%

Hi guys,

I'm glad i found this forum site, i'm pretty much hopeful to find a solution here.

well this problem isn't very complicated, actually my DVD drive (Model TS-L632) is not reading anymore, so then i decided to changed it with new one, however it's not the same model as the original drive.
It's likely generic DVD drive actually.

Now when i inserted my recovery disk or any bootable disk isn't booting from CD and when i press F12 for boot priority i can't find any DVD/CD drive, but running in the windows i can find the DVD drive and it can normally read any CD.

Just having problem during booting in CD.
I was thinking maybe their is any security for this model that locked some hardware.
So guys please kindly help me how to figure it out,

any help would greatly appreciated.


Answer:Satellite A200-19L can't boot from CD

>when i press F12 for boot priority i can't find any DVD/CD drive, but running in the windows i can find the DVD drive and it can normally read any CD.

The whole story sounds really strange to me?
If you access the BIOS, can you see the CD/DVD drive details? Is the drive recognized properly?

If not then I assume the inserted ODD is not fully compatible due to different master/slave/c-sel settings.

>but running in the windows i can find the DVD drive and it can normally read any CD
It?s also strange for me that the CD/DVD drive appears in device manager even though the CD/DVD drive option in booting menu does not appear.

But check firstly the BIOS?

3 more replies
Relevance 46.74%


My key "D" isn't working properly i must press VERY VERY hard. I have the feeling there's some dirt inside probably coz sometimes it does work but not too often.

Is there anyway to remove the key an then put it back?


Answer:Satellite A200-1TS - "D" key is broken

May I please get an answer :( ?

10 more replies
Relevance 46.74%

Hello, im a owner of laptop A200-1N7 and i want to upgrade parts in it. Could some of the staff provide information of:

-max supported CPU for this laptop
Wonder will those cpu work:
T4500 FSB is 800Mhz
T3400 FSB is 667Mhz
T2390 FSB is 533Mhz - same as T2310 in A200
Now I would say T2390 will work for sure, T3400 maybe, but it would be good if T4500 would run. All those are Socket-P, all have TDP35W and all are at roughly the same voltage.

-max supported ram - i know book says 2gb, but maybe there is some BIOS upgrade or so that takes care about that limit, at least 2x2gb would be awesome

-max supported drive + max power the drive can take up, I was wondering about buying a SSD drive, since this is a laptop just for few months and I could use it later in the new one

-link to the latest drivers & bios page

I would really appreciate the help. Please don't answer in style: You should do that or that because you can damage it/you should go to TOSHIBA center and bla bla bla. I know what im doing and what i want to do :), not my first laptop or pc. Just i want to avoid buying 3xCPU for 10euro and buy one but working.

Answer:CPU upgrade on Satellite A200-1N7

I don?t care if you think my posting now is blab la bla but read please at first.

Check this forum using advanced search option. If I?m remembering well there were several interesting threads about CPU upgrade on A200.

5 more replies
Relevance 46.74%

Sorry for my English.

I have a notebook Satellite A200-14D and I have 2x 1GB ram 667MHz SAMSUNG. I have processor T2350 on FSB 533MHz. I test my laptop by soft CPU-Z and this soft show that my RAM works on 266MHz but not 333MHz as the producer says.

I have a other non-Toshiba notebook with 2 GB ram and processor T2250 on FSB 533MHZ and in this notebook ram works with 333MHz speed.

WHY? Help me please!!!!

Answer:RAM 667 problem on Satellite A200-14D

Hi buddy

Don?t worry. There is everything ok.
The notebook was equipped with the 667Mhz modules but the FSB supports max 533Mhz. Therefore the modules run max with the 533Mhz (double channel) speed. Your free tool (CPU-Z) only the simply speed and don?t report the dual channel speed (533Mhz)

>I have a other non-Toshiba notebook with 2 GB ram and processor T2250 on FSB 533MHZ and in this notebook ram works with 333MHz speed.
That?s impossible. Either your FSB value was not recognized correctly and it?s 667Mhz FSB or tool provides a wrong details about the RAM speed.

2 more replies
Relevance 46.74%

Like in thema: CD-ROM in my computer is not working since yesterday.

I put a CD, which earlier worked, in and it was any answer.

Is it my fault? Please help!

Answer:Satellite A200-14D CD-ROM not working


You mean the CD/DVD drive does not read the CD.
Does this mean that the CD/DVD drive does not read any disks?

Can you see the CD/DVD drive in ?My Computer??
What is the CD/DVD drive status in device manager? Are there any yellow exclamation marks?

3 more replies
Relevance 46.74%

Hey, i recently have some strange issues with my laptop. I installed a fresh copy of Windows Vista and also tried it with Windows 7 a few times. But eveytime i get problems. The installation of the OS goes well. But after i installed a few Windows Updates my computer becomes very slow and at some point i'm unable to install any application because it just hangs during the installation... This happends with all the big software products like Visual Studio, 3d Max, After Effects.... etc.

So i think that my HDD has alot of bad sectors. I also tried to erase everyting on my HDD using KillDisk, but it hangs at 16%. Again something that seems to be my HDD.

But before i buy a new one, i would like to hear your opinions about my problem and i would also like to know how i have to replace my HDD on a Toshiba Satellite a200. I'm not sure where it's placed and what parts i have to unscrew.

Thanks for any help.

Answer:Satellite A200 - How to replace the HDD?


The HDD is placed on the bottom side of the notebook.

The HDD bay on the bottom side is secured with two screws. Remove the screws and the HDD cover. Then you can exchange the HDD.
But disconnect the AC/DC adaptor and remove the battery before you do this.

The new HDD should have SATA interface.


2 more replies
Relevance 46.74%

Bought an A200-1VP a couple of weeks ago and think it could benefit from a bit more RAM. I am aware that under vista 32bit I won???t be able to access all 4GB but whatever I could gain would be a bonus (3.5Gb?) can 4GB be installed in my notebook without any problems?

And just out of curiosity is the processor upgradable? Highly doubt id end up doing it but would be nice to know?

Hope anyone can help



Answer:Can I install 4GB RAM in an Satellite A200-1VP?


You can install 4Gb on that machine it may only recognise around 3.5gb due to system resource requirements,

It takes 2 x 2gb 667MHZ SODIMMS

Like here

Message was edited by: ADMIN

1 more replies
Relevance 46.74%

1. My Notebook of the Serie "Satellite A200-14S" has 2.048MB RAM. How much does it cost to enhance the RAM to 4.096 MB?
2. Can you change the RAM's by yourself?

Thank you,

Answer:Re: Satellite A200-14S - Can I upgrade the RAM to 4GB?


I don?t know how much it costs to upgrade to 4GB RAM. This depending on the modules that you can buy and where do you buy it.
For upgrade the RAM you need modules with DDR2 (667MHZ) specification.

And changing the RAM is pretty easy. Check your user manual, there you can find some instructions and pictures how to do this. ;)


2 more replies
Relevance 46.74%

hello.. i would like to know what is the max number of ram which i can use at my laptop if i install the vista service pack,
can my laptop get 8gb and vista can use all of them?
thnx for all:)

Answer:Satellite A200-10W - max RAM upgrade

Google found this:

It can support 4GB max.

Only the new Intel Montevina chipset in the latest laptops support 8GB.

Windows XP and Vista 32bit are limited to about 3GB. The memory address space above 3GB is virtually mapped to the Video Card and other devices. So you will waste 1GB if you installed 4GB of RAM.

If you want to use more than 3GB, you need to install Vista 64bit.

2 more replies
Relevance 46.74%

Hello, who knows if can work 2 hard disks on A200 1YX.
In the manual says there are 2 places for hard disks but it says only for some models of Satellite A200.

Can i use 2 HDD on Satellite A200-1YX?

Answer:Can I use 2 HDDs on Satellite A200-1YX


No, your type of Sat A200 is a single HDD model. Some A200 in the market has two hdds inside, thats the reason why you have found this in the usermanual.
In your A200 is just one SATA port for one HDD.


2 more replies
Relevance 46.74%

Hey people

i have windows xp sp3 in my Satellite A200-1js but my Ethernet connection doesn't show up...and I saw this in my network connections:

And in my system proprieties shows this:

I?ve installed the correct drivers

Anybody knows what happens?


Answer:Satellite A200-1js: LAN connection does not appear

Satellite A200-1js belongs to the PSAE6E series.
Just some questions:

Did you update eh BIOS to Win XP version?
If not -> do this!

Did you try to reinstall the Realtek LAN driver 5.664.205.2007 from the Toshiba page?
If not -> do this!

2 more replies
Relevance 46.74%

Can I install a 64-bit OS on Satellite A200 equipped with a intel t2350 proccessor?

Answer:Can I install 64-bit OS on Satellite A200?

Of course you can install the 64bit OS on the Toshiba notebooks but the question is if you will get the compatible 64bit drivers? well, I think if you will install the 64bit OS you will have to run the notebook without the Toshiba tools and drivers because the 64bit drivers are not available on any of Toshiba pages?

In such case you will have to search on chip manufacture sites for compatible drivers!

2 more replies
Relevance 46.74%


I have Satellite Pro A200-1YK with the following features
1. Intel? Pentium? Dual-Core Processor T2330 1.6 GHz
2. 2048 (1024 + 1024) MB DDR2 RAM (667 MHz)
3. 200 GB hard Disk

Can I upgrade the RAM to 4GB (2048 + 2048)? If Yes, should it be DDR2 or DDR3?

Can i upgrate the hard drive too? If yes, will the system support 500GB hard Drive? If yes, what would be the model/product you recommend?

With change in RAM, do I have to update the drivers? If Yes, what are they?

Answer:Can I upgrade Satellite Pro A200-1YK?


Both components you can upgrade: RAM and HDD.

RAM upgrade:
According the specifications of Satellite Pro A200-1YK it uses an Intel GL960 Express Chipset. That means it supports up to 2GB RAM and therefore an upgrade is not possible because you have already 2GB.
Here are specifications of your chipset:

HDD upgrade:
I think on HDD upgrade there is no capacity limit because your notebook supports already SATA interface.
So I assume 500GB should be no problem. You need a 2.5? notebook HDD with SATA interface and that?s all! :)

3 more replies
Relevance 46.74%


could you tell me is it ok if my fan utters sound during its work? It is very quiet high sound but I hear it. It is like a whistle.


Answer:Fan whistle on Satellite A200-1ZB


You will always hear the fan during the cooling procedure? it rotates, sometimes slower, sometimes faster.
But the fan is always noticeable.

So don?t worry about that?. Seems it?s ok!

By the way; What notebook model do you have exactly?

3 more replies
Relevance 46.74%

Is it possible to obtain a Windows XP recovery CD/DVD for a Satellite A200-1HU?

Answer:Windows XP on Satellite A200 1HU

No, this is not possible. You can order the Toshiba Recovery CD only with the preinstalled OS on your A200.
In your case it?s a Vista and therefore only the Vista Recovery CD can be purchased.

But if you need to use the XP on your notebook then use the original XP from the Microsoft C and then install all available Toshiba XP drivers from the diver page.


2 more replies
Relevance 46.74%

This site don?t work

Is there another place to get drivers for my Satellite Pro A200 (PSAE7)?

Answer:Need drivers for Satellite Pro A200

Where you found this page???

If you need drivers or any other document, access to Toshiba Knowledge base go to Toshiba support page under
Under Support & Downloads you can find all you need.


3 more replies
Relevance 46.74%


Can any body help me?

I want to know whether I can run my A200 -1GB laptop by DC voltage given by Charger always.
I mean do we have to disconnect the charger after the battery fully charged with out leaving it connected?

In my user manual it doesn't mentioned. But when I download a manual from Toshiba web it says disconnect after fully charged. Other wise battery gets spoiled.

So can?t we use laptop using DC power even it's fully charged???
Will that decrease my battery lifetime?
Can any body give an idea?

Answer:Can we use Satellite A200-1GB on DC charger only?


Last few days I have followed your postings and it looks like you handle your A200 with care. It is very good. I am really surprised that you read ?user?s manuals? document because lot of people post about stuff described in manuals.

Back to your question: of course you can use your notebook connected to AC power supply only. All desktops or laptops placed in offices are connected to permanent power supply and nobody, but really nobody, switch the power ON or OFF.

Of course it is good and useful if you can from time to time work on battery power supply only but the battery technology is today so good that you do not need to do this.

Believe me I have older Tecra notebook in office and it runs on AC power supply only almost 5 years and I still have the original battery.

Please do not be worried about battery. If you work with your notebook at home or in office and you need it also for some complex operations it is much better to use it with AC power supply and also with PERFORMANCE profile in power management. In this case you will be able to use the whole CPU performance.

Bye and good luck!

2 more replies
Relevance 46.74%

hi all,

anyone please can help me to find a drivers for all devices for XP?

my Laptop is: A200-1CR

I found all only for vista and i like to use an XP. so, please help me urgent please

thank's alot to all

Answer:Need XP drivers for Satellite A200-1CR

Hi there,

maybe you can find some drivers here. They are not official but you can try it anyway, maybe you will find what you need:

Good luck buddy

7 more replies
Relevance 46.74%


Answer:Need WXP drivers for Satellite A200

or direct:

there is nearly everything for this laptop but the cardreader is missing... you can download the flash-media driver from the toshiba page. And for the FN-Keys you just download the synaptics driver for vista - should work with XP as well.

14 more replies
Relevance 46.74%

I've already got Toshiba A200-1M4.
When I open My Computer, I see hard disks C and E.
Where's hard disk D?

How can I make hard disks (C,D and E)?


Answer:Re: Satellite A200-1M4 - Where's HDD partition D?

I presume you have installed Vista on this notebook?
Am I right?

The Vista uses two partitions on the HDD. The C is need for the common Vista OS and the hidden D partition is needed for the Vista restore options and files.

As I said it?s hidden and should be not used!!!

8 more replies
Relevance 46.74%


I have a Toshiba Satellite A200-1BW Model which frooze while in use and would not boot up again.
I have checked all the power supply,lead options fine.

I have the blue AC power light on and the orange charging light on to but pc does nothing. I have tried to power up without battery using AC power but still the same issue.
No fans come on etheir. Pc does not go into boot stage and nothing is shown on screen which is constantly blank.

I dont get the 200GB hard disk startng up so i swapped it for an identical working spare but still pc does not start.

My only conclusions are that i have a dead mother board or an internal power issue.

Its the frist real issue i have had with this laptop so am just checking to see if anyone out there has had the same issue or knows of any fixes i have not tried.

Answer:Satellite A200-1BW does not boot up

Yes, it sounds like a serious hardware defect.
Looks like motherboard, GPU or another part on mobo might be faulty.

How about RAM modules? Did you check both?
Please do this?

Otherwise if it?s not RAM issue then you will need an professional technician help.
At this moment I don?t see any other solution for you? :(

4 more replies