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Satellite A100-447 wont accept 1GB flash memory or memory stick?

Question: Satellite A100-447 wont accept 1GB flash memory or memory stick?

I have had my laptop since March and have been using a compact flash 128 or 256 Mb via adaptor with no problems.
However, I have now purchased a 1Gb (for my Eos 300D) but my laptop says cannot find software???

I then purchased a memory stick USB 2.0 1Gb, but my laptop wont accept that either??? In both cases it searches windows for solution, then asks for the disc to accompany the hardware. My husband (good PC knowlege) is at a lost as am I.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

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Answer: Satellite A100-447 wont accept 1GB flash memory or memory stick?

I have now bought a 512mb compact flash card and it doesn't work either still requests drivers.

Have dug out a mulitmedia card 512mb with photos on it, and tried it in the multimedia slot at the front and requesting drivers for that too?????


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Cannot read Memory Stick *pro Duo* from my Sony Camera to edit fotos

Is there any update or possibly a solution via USB-Adaptor?

Answer:Satellite A100-775 - Can't read memory stick pro duo

I don?t have Memory Stick Pro Duo cards but I have looked in the user manual and the card reader supports SD/MS/MS Pro/MMC/xD memory cards and it looks like that MS Pro Duo cards are not supported.

I think you should use an external card reader. I bought an external card reader from Kingston and it works fine.

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Hi, whenever I stick the memory stick from my Sony Ericsson P990i Smartphone into my notebook it says it has detected new hardware and needs to reboot to use it.

I kinda expected this first time, but it does it EVERY TIME now. Which means transfering files onto the memory stick takes a lot longer than it should and it is far easier (but a lot less convient) to transfer them via my network to my main home PC and use the card reader in my Epson printer to put the files on the memory stick.

Anyone know why this happens and how to stop it. I need to regularly update files on the memory stick as they are edited both on the laptop and the phone (via QucikOffice which comes pre-installed and alows editing of word and excel files).

Any help or ideas is appreicated.


Answer:Low data transfer with memory stick on a Satellite A100-207


I don?t know which memory card you use with your mobile phone but please be sure this card can be also used in Satellite Multiple Digital Media card slot.

Maybe you need Memory stick pro dup adapter.

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I really need some help with how to remove my Memory Stick Pro DUO from the card slot.

The laptop has read the stick fine and I can see all the files in it however I can't seem to get it out. I've tried to push it in a bit to make it pop out but this doesn't work and it's also quite far in so I can't pull it out.

Anyone have any ideas?


Answer:Satellite A100 - How to remove Memory Stick Pro DUO from the card slot


In my knowledge there is no additional help for Memory Stick Pro DUO removing like on the PCMCIA slot.
You should try to pull it out. If you don?t manage to pull it out with you fingers you could use a pair of tweezers.
But be careful.

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I have a Satellite Pro A100-622 running MS Vista Home Basic. I have tried to use the integrated card reader with both an SD card and Memory Stick but am unable to view the contents using Windows Explorer.

In both cases the laptop recognises the card and tries to install new hardware. Unable to do so, it asks for the software disk that came with the cards. No software came with either card and I am unable to find any drivers to make the reader work.

The only application I can find on the laptop associated with the reader is an SD formatter, but I do not want to format the card(s) I just want to read the current contents of them and add files to them.

Any ideas?

Answer:Satellite Pro A100-622 cannot read the SD card and Memory Stick with Windows Explorer

Hi there,

you can download the drivers (and especially in your case for the sd-card-reader) here:

and here

So the other point is, that the SD-card service should be activated in Start -> Control Panel (Change to classical view) -> Administration -> Services -> Smartcard (At this point you should activate the service and configure to startup at windows boottime).

If you got any further questions, just ask. ;)


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I recently bought 2x2Gb modules for my A100-828. However, i cant get any memory module to fit in the second expansion slot. I have tried both the new modules in it as well as the old 512Mb module that was originally in the laptop. The new memory is definately compatible as both new modules work in the first expansion slot.

The memory doesn't seem to fit properly in the second slot (i have put it in the right way ;-p ) it wont push all the way in.

Anybody have any ideas what the problem is?

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Satellite A100-828 - New memory module wont fit


I don?t know why the module cannot fit in the second slot.
Both slots are completely the same and support also the same standard.

I think you used simply not compatible modules or you tried to insert the modules in wrong way
As far as I know you need the DDR2 667MHz ( *PC2-5300* ) 200-PIN SODIMM module.

What module do you use?

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i have my new notebook Satellite Pro C650 for some 2 weeks and there is already a problem with it.
When i insert a flash disc into usb drive it starts loading but as soon as it loads it crashes as if i unplugged it and then starts loading again over and over until i really unplug it.

The flash disc works fine on other computers so it shouldn't be the problem.
Device manager says my drivers are ok.
USB mouse works fine when i plug it into usb, only the flash drive fails...

Does anyone have any idea how to solve this?
If so, thx in advance

Answer:Satellite Pro C650: USB flash memory stick starts loading then crashes


Strange? in your case I would recommend testing another USB memory stick in Satellite notebook. I know that you have tested this stick in other notebooks but it would be still interesting to know how other USB stick would act in connection with C650.

Additionally I recommend updating the Windows OS and BIOS to latest state.
Furthermore you should go to device manager and should remove the USB controllers from device list. Then reboot the unit and wait until windows has installed all USB controllers again.

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I just got a P100-327 aShop=true)
which, according to that page, is supposed to have "1 x 5-in-1 Bridge Media slot (supports SD? Card, Memory Stick?, Memory Stick Pro?, MultiMedia Card?, xD-Picture Card?)" but the pdf user manual that came with it says that it does not support Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro Duo or mini-SD.

However, I have a Memory Stick Pro, and a Memory Stick Pro Duo in a Memory Stick Pro adapter and the reader can't seem to read either of them (they should both count as Memory Stick Pro which should be readable right?)

Should I be able to read my Memory Stick Pro cards? Why can't I since it says I should be able to? Do I need to install something first?

Answer:Satellite Pro P100-327: memory card reader does not read Memory Stick Duo


In my knowledge and according to the manual the Bridge Media slot supports Media of type
- SD Memory Card
- MultiMediaCard xD-Picture Card
- Memory Stick
- Memory Stick Pro

Please note that the Memory Stick and Memory Stick Pro are not the same as Memory stick Duo and Memory Stick Pro Duo.
Don?t mix it.

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Hi guys,

the built in card reader on my laptop does not recognize/read sony's memory stick pro duo - is this normal or not?
I know it should read memory stick pro but not sure about pro duo.

Can you help me please?

Answer:Satellite M60-104 - memory card reader does not read memory stick pro duo


>the built in card reader on my laptop does not recognize/read sony's memory stick pro duo - is this normal or not?

Of course this could be normal behavior because not all cards are compatible and supported.
I would recommend taking look into the user manual because there you can find a information which cards can be used in the notebooks card reader!!!

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How do I go about using the card reader? It says it's compatible with the memory stick, but it seems too small to fit into the card reader. Do I need an adapter?
Help please!!!

Thank you.

Answer:Using a memory stick (pro duo) in the card reader of Equium A100-027

Hi there,

to use the pro duo in a normal memory stick slot, you have to purchase such adapter (e.g. in a electronic market or shop):

If you just put the mem stick duo in the existing slot, you will get heavy problems when you recognize that you are not able anymore to
remove it or something else.
So, it was good to ask this here, just get such adapter and you can use the stick without problems.


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Flash Memory since I bought it does not accept copies or open files such as video and others, used the reform programs and formate without result. Give this message:Device Name: ?[H:]?USB Mass Storage Device(Udisk Udisk 2.0 USB Device)PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234Serial Number: 0001CFCFCFC5E081Revision: 2.40Device Type: Standard USB device - USB2.0 High-SpeedChip Vendor: micovChip Part-Number: MXT8208Product Vendor: (N/A)Product Model: (N/A)

Answer: :Flash Memory does not accept copies or open

Take or send back to seller for refund or replacement.

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So i git this new Nikon coolpix 3200, and it came with a 1G Memory Card" Lexar SD", and it was all perfect, i used to take pics and then put the memory card through the Memory card slot on my laptop.
And then i got some viruses on my computer while the memory card was in, and i detected two viruses on the memory card, through kaspersky and i deleted them, then i decided to be on the safe side, i should format the card through the computer.
And then i put it back in the camera, and the camera says " this card cannot be used"
but the computer reads it fine.
Can anybody help??

Answer:I Need Help, My Camera Wont Accept Its memory card

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Question: flash memory stick

when i try to access the stick (f:) i get a pop up with the message please insert a disk into f:.

Answer:flash memory stick

Need a bit more information first please.What version of Windows are you using?Is this a first time fault, or has it suddenly happened when previously all was well?

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I know this sounds dumb but i cant get my head round the types of memory sticks and what do i look for in a flash USB memory stick?? Im looking for a 4gb memory USB flash drive, which should have the best spec.Ive seen click here but then i seen , but then i seen click here and asked myself , whats the difference??Can somebody help me please??What should i look for?

Answer:what do i look for in a flash USB memory stick??

some come with security software and utility tools, look at click hereCrucial is a reputable company like Sony, at the end of the day maybe sony make the crucial ones or vice versa.Read reviews will only solve this.

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I am thinking of buying a 1gb usb memory stick any suggestions on what to look out for ie pros and cons would be appreciated.

Answer:USB flash/stick memory devices

Good idea, in my opinion get USB2 and don't go for the most expensive you can see, because the downside of such compact storage is that you can easily misplace here for some interesting reviews if you want to read up on them.

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I have a 64mb USB flash memory stick. When I plug into my computer at work (win2000 pro), the system detects it and a little icon shows up at the lower right corner of the task bar. However, the drive itself does not show up in MyComputers, and I can't find it anywhere. So even though everything is ok, I cannot access the memory stick, can somebody help me with that?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Problem with USB flash memory stick, help!

At work? Do you have any network drives mapped? Windows doesn't take network drives into account when mapping normal drives to letters. Go to Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management and manually assign an unused drive letter to your flash disk.

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There is a problem with my USB flash memory stick, when i plug it windows is recognizeing it (found new hardware, it is installed and ready to used) but nothing apeares in MyComputer (no icon).
I thaught let me format it with a partitioning tool Partition Magic 8.0 but i get error 100, bad partition.
Any idea?

Answer:USB flash memory stick not recognized!!!

have you tried another port?

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OK OK - I feel I am asking the drong question here when I did a search- cos I know this has been asked before.I have availed my self of one of the flash memory gizmos to stick into a USB port to put data on.when plugged into my machine[XP Pro] it works fine.When plugged in to a mates XP Pro it delivers OK.When Plugged into other mates 98Se/Me/2000though each machine reports'I've got a gizmo sticking in me' they dont read it.I need a driver it seems - which was not sold with my cheapo 7dayshop one. but others I gather come with a driver disk on a mini CD.So - Where do I get such a driver set from guys.J

Answer:USB flash memory stick -driver.

Try the website of the manufacturer of your flash stick, or the retailer if that fails. Yes, you will need drivers for anything earlier than XP.

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Hi all. I posted this question on the Software section but couldn't get help, hope someone here knows.

I have a USB flash that was apparently part of a program installed on my pc. I am told that it was used as a key in order for the program to work. I can?t access it, I get a "Please insert a disk" message and I can?t right click on it, even though I see it on ?My computer? window.

Is there a way to unlock it so as to use it? I also would like to keep the files in it in case of future use.

Answer:How to unlock a USB flash (memory stick)?

Is there anything on the drive you need?

If not there is a format utility you can download, install and run that will format the drive and once again allow use. Please note doing this will erase everything on the drive.

Download the utility HERE.

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I have a 2g memory stick and a little 64k stick. My 2g works fine, but in the same usb port the 64k stick doesn't work (up til now worked fine recently). Light goes on on the stick and stays on instead of going off, and the stick nor the files show up as an active drive (like if it's just not there)? I've gone into devices and when I put the stick in it comes up and it says the driver is ok. I've also read some info about reformatting but have no idea if that will solve the problem, nor do I have any idea how to do that even if it will help? Is there any way to get this working to recover the files?

Appreciate any help....

Answer:Flash drive - memory stick

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Hey Geeks!

If I buy a Flash Memory Stick in Japan, will it be compatible with an English OS? Meaning, are there any programs and/or files already loaded on the stick (i.e. help files or user manuals etc.)? Or, can I just buy it plug it in and go?

Thanks guys.

Answer:Flash Memory Stick question


It should be formatted but there is nothing else usually on a Flash Memory Stick. I suggest you insert it into your computer, it should recognise it and then go ahead and use it. I assume it is for a USB port.

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(If this question has already been answered.... I was unable to find it... sorry for the repetition.)

I have a 4GB Kingston USB 2.0 Data Traveler memory stick and want to use it for backup.
It worked great the first time. All the desired files were backed up perfectly. Now, I want to use it to back up only those files that have changed.

I've tried it several different ways:
Copying the changed file onto the one already in the stick... no luck. It wants to append and not overwrite.

I've tried erasing the target file from the stick first, then copying the "changed file" into its place in the file hierarchy...... a lot of work for each file in each folder.

I must be missing something here. I've tried right clicking and "send to": again it appends the flash's contents.

Any suggestions how to do this painlessly while maintaining the file folder hierarchy? Any way to automate it (macro script writing?).

Thanks in advance for your tips.

Answer:Flash Memory Stick for Backup

For file backups, Cobian Backup, available free from the author's site.

For synchronizing backup folders, SyncToy, available free from Microsoft.

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Hello friends, my memory stick is dead! It is 2GB AXIS stick containing very important information. Unfortunately I don't have a backup. When I stick it in the USB port the PC does not pick it up. The green light on the little stick does not come on any more. It has been behaving this way on and off in the recent past but it appears it is finally dead! Any solution to this? How do I retrieve the information on that flash drive that I need so desparately? Please help.

Answer:Memory Stick/Flash drive

Most likly the pins have become unsoldered from the circuit board. This happens because of flexing as the stick is plugged/unplugged, it may be possible to take it apart and resolder the leads if you have s small fine tipped soldering iron.

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In the "bad old days" of floppy disks, it was normal to reformat them periodically.Is there any benefit in periodically reformatting a flash memory stick that is used for temporary storage i.e. files are written, used and then deleted.

Answer:Format flash memory stick?

I do not see any reason why it would be necessary unless the device had started to display read or write errors.

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I recently obtained a usb flash memory stick. I'm unable to format it on FAT or FAT32. Just wondering if anyone had any previous problem with there usb sticks and could give me some advice. My system recognises and installs the device but wont open as it needs to be formatted yet says it is unable to complete the format.

any help appreciated!

Answer:512mb Usb 2.0 Flash Memory Stick

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Does anyone know if there is a program that unlocks a usb flash? I have a USB flash that is somehow locked. I can see it on the "My computer" window like any other device but it prohibits me from accessing it. It gives me a "Please insert a disk" message, like a USB printer does.

Answer:How to unlock a USB flash (memory stick)

What OS are you running? You may have to get drivers for the flashdrive. Mine would not work on WIN98 till after installing drivers. Flashdrive is not locked or it would ask for a password.

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I have a Toshiba 16GB USB Flash memory stick and trying to copy some of my large files to the privacy partion on the USB stick. It starts to copy some of the files and then I get the following error ( The TransMemory was removed The application will now terminate}

Answer:I have a Toshiba 16GB USB Flash memory stick

It may be that the privacy doesn't support large files."The era of big government is over," said Clinton 1996

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Hi all, I'm looking for a freeware driver so that I can use a usb flash memory stick on a laptop that runs w98se. The laptop is an old one that works very well. The stick works okay on my Xp desktop without any additional drivers. I've tried doing a search on this help site without sucess.Thanks in antisipation for your help.

Answer:W98se USB flash memory stick driver

I have 98 drivers for a 125Mb Jetflash 3 years old.This is a neat little stick purchased when they were still quite a novelty.Have no idea whether it will work for you, but if you e-mail me I will attach it to a reply.It is only 260Kb I just hope it is effectively a generic for this kind of problem which should not be all that difficult to solve.

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Windows XP Pro, SP3
HP nx9420 laptop

My Computer won't see any USB storage devices like flash memory sticks or SD
cards in a card reader.

I've checked for drive letter conflicts and I don't have any...

When/if I plug in a U3 memory stick I can see the U3 CD part of the stick,
but none of the flash memory storage area.

When/if I put an SD, SDHC, or Compact Flash card into a card reader I get

None of what should be available storage space can be seen under Disk
Management. I can see all my other drives but the flash space is not there.
Its like the disks don't exist!

Every stick I'm having issues with, every flash card I'm having problems
with, they all work on other machines without any issues at all!!

I do have ONE memory stick that works, but the AutoPlay no longer functions
as it did, I don't get a choice of what to do even though its set to let me
choose when I insert... Other than that NONE of my flash based storage



Answer:USB flash memory stick and cards not working!

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This device.i.e memory stick popularly called flash drive got problem,virus, and i tried to format it in d windows it refused to and i tried it in ms dos but i didnt get the command tone .i.e somthing like e:bla bla bla so,som1 help with the directory code

Answer:Formatting usb memory stick(flash drive) in dos

You need to be more specific. DOS does not read and writenUSB drivews.

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I have a Sony 256mb Micro Vault that I'm having alot of problems with. A while ago it worked perfecting then by some fluke (don't ask me what I was thinking at the time) I tired to format it in ext3. This was obviously a stupid mistake cause now I can't use it in either Linux or Windows. I'm looking for some way to just wipe it clean and back to normal so things can be like the good ol' days.
Oh and the windows "disk format" option doesn't work.

Answer:Solved: Formatting a Flash Memory Stick\

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Dear Admin,

This is in reference to my Qosmio G20 Laptop.

Last month my OS (windows XP media edition) got corrupted then I try to reformat it and install the OS again.

But unfortunately my CD/DVD Rom not working/reading,

Then I try to install it through a bootable PEN Drive with XP integrated.....but when I go to BIOS I don?t find the booting option with USB......:-(

Then I remove my primary hard disk and put it to another laptop and install the XP, its work in that laptop but unfortunately when I put the HDD back to the Qosmio its start gives the XP logo but within 5-10 sec its stop and give a blue screen message then restart again automatically....

plezz help me to install XP or Vista or 7 any that works on it......

plezzz plezzz its my favorite laptop

Thanx in advance


Answer:How to install Win XP on Qosmio G20 using USB flash memory stick

> Then I try to install it through a bootable PEN Drive with XP integrated.....but when I go to BIOS I don?t find the booting option with USB......:-(

Connect the USB flash memory stick to the notebook, now power ON the unit and press F12.
The boot menu should appear where you could see all possible boot devices.

Do you see the USB boot option in boot menu?
If not, then you will not be able to boot from USB flash memory.

> Then I remove my primary hard disk and put it to another laptop and install the XP, its work in that laptop but unfortunately when I put the HDD back to the Qosmio its start gives the XP logo but within 5-10 sec its stop and give a blue screen message then restart again automatically..

I guess this happens because the RAID drivers was not included!!!
The Qosmio G20 supports RAID controller and you have to add the RAID driver (can be found on Toshiba EU driver page) in order to recognize the HDD.
But I don?t know if you could do that using another computer? I guess this is not possible.

Maybe you could try to disable RAID in BIOS?

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I have a couple of Kingston memory sticks that worked fine on 32bit Vista, but my new 64bit Windows 7 doesn't recognise them at all.Is this a compatibility issue, can I change settings or do I just buy new ones??

Answer:Memory (Flash) Stick Not Recognised by 64bit 7

hi colspeed it could be a compatability problem but ive never had any probs and a use alot of diff sticks and sd cards have you tried formating them.

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Hi all,I recent bought an 8 gig flash memory stick. Since yesterday it is not being recognised by the computer. (showing error 43). I've looked on the Microsoft site regarding this error and frankly I can't understand what I've read. My question is this: Is there any way a computer newby like me can repair this fault or do I have to scrap this memory stick and buy a replacement? Idiot proof answers much appreciated.Kooji.

Answer:Is repair to Flash memory stick error-Possible?

Always helpful to include operating system in posts as different o/s's can have different solutions.

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Hi there,

For some reason my memory stick wont run .exe files. Namely the 'Imationlockv224.exe' encryption software that allows me to access the Imation memory stick.

The handle is invalid.

I tried another memory stick and the same problem occured. I can view photos, open documents but when i try to run an .exe program (in this case Truecrypt setup program) it comes up with the following error.

E:\Truecrypt Setup.exe
The handle is invalid.

The problem did not occur when using the memory stick on my desktop.

laptop: Acer Extensa 5220 running windows XP pro
Desktop: Cant remember but also running XP pro (not at home at the moment to check)

Not sure if this is a software or hardware problem....

Thanks in advance


Answer:Memory stick wont run .exe files.

Sounds more like a lockdown for security purposes. There are reasons to NOT ALLOW exe files to run from memory sticks.

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Hello everyone,
This is the first time I have posted on the site. Thanks in advance if you can help.
I have a VAIO portable computer. I recently "acquired" a 2Go memory key from the other side of the world, supposedly also Sony -it has the VAIO logo on the side, but with no software. Other systems recognise it but not mine. I cannot track down any software on the net.
Any ideas?

Answer:XP wont recognise my memory stick

What exactly happens when you plug the stick in? Windows Xp should have the driver preinstalled and should reconize it and then assign it a drive letter. Try the stick on a different computer if you can and see if the same thing happen. This way we can determine if it is the stick or the computer.

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I Have a Kigstone 512 Mem stick and havent used it a real lot but needed it to copy some stuff from university and after a while it stopped writing saying "Remove the write protection" but this stick doesnt have a switch for that like some sticks do, can someone tell me if i can fix this somehow ( i cant find an option right clicking, format wont work cuz i cant write to it) or does it mean something more serious?


Answer:Memory Stick Wont Write?


I think it has software write protection.

Which data traveler model do you have?

The DataTraveler Elite, DataTraveler II and DataTraveler II Plus Migo drives can have write-protection and privacy zones established on the flash drives using a program available from Kingston.

Check to see if you have such a program on your flash drive which is protecting your data. Usually, there would be an executable program file on the flash drive which you can run to manage passwords and privacy zones on the drive.

So you can't write to the flash drive, but can you access and browse files on the drive?

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I have XP installed and I received a memory stick for Christmas and XP keeps telling me it cant find the drivers. It cant even find the drivers on line! I have used other memory sticks on this pc before without any problems but now none of them seem to work or install.

I checked the memory stick out on my laptop and it works fine. I am running XP Pro Service Pack 2. I would appreciate any help anyone could give me.


Answer:XP wont install USB Memory Stick

Several other people here have had problems with Service Pack 2 corrupting their USB system finles. Try reinstalling the USB drivers or your motherboard chipset drivers.

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I have Satellite A100-233 and I want to increase his memory. The question is, if on my motherboard can I put memory DDR2 with the speed of 667MHZ or I have use only 533 MHZ?


Answer:Satellite A100-233 - Which memory I need?


It?s depending on your chipset that you have ;)

If you only want to buy a second memory module I would be the same module as first one. So you know that his module is compatible with the notebook and normally only two identical modules should be used in the notebook to avoid incompatibility issues.

But as far as I know A100-233 can handle up to 667 MHz modules. If the first module runs with 533 MHz, the second module will also run on 533 MHz. That means the modules are downgrade compatible.

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I have (only) 512MB of RAM and I need to upgrade it. Which memory should I buy? From which models, that could be found on the market, could I choose? And do I need to have the same memory modules, eg. 512+512MB or 1GB+1GB (or even the same producer?) for better performance, work properly, or something? Please help me, I need to upgrade it ASAP and I couldn't afford any possible mistake :]

The notebook is Satellite A100-294

Best regards,
Lukas Witecki

Answer:Satellite A100-294: Which memory should I buy


Hopefully I will receive some reward points from you because I think I can provide useful answers ;)
The laptop seems to support the DDR2 533MHz (PC2-4200) 200-PIN SODIMM modules.
You can use such modules from different manufacturers but in my opinion it?s better to buy a brand name module instead of no-name module due to the better performance

This site provides some compatible Kingston modules for Satellite A100-294

You can also mix the modules; I mean you could use 512+1024 or 1024+1024 or 512+512. All these options are possible

Best regards

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downloaded my pic's to a memory stick.... brings everything thing up but cant find a programe to open the files on it..... help

Answer:window's 7 wont open my memory stick

Sorry your post is obscure to say the least. Are you saying that after downloading your pictures to a memory stick you now cannot open memory stick.
Did you copy the pictures from another PC?
What make/model of memory stick?
What do you mean by brings everything thing up?
Can the Widows 7 PC see the stick?
You do not need a program to open pictures if they are the normal jpg etc

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hi, none of my memory sticks will work in windows 98 ? i downloaded drivers for the staples 1gb one but still no luck, tried add/remove hardware ?HELP !!!!

Answer:why wont a usb memory stick work in win98 ?

click here

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I am thinking about buying a new digicam from Sony, witch uses Memory Stick Duo Pro. I am not used to Sony's memory cards, so I am not sure if my Satellite Pro M70-137's 5-in-1 built in card reader can be used with Memory Stick Duo Pro. On Toshibas website it says Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, but nothing about Memory Stick Duo Pro.

Can it read/write Memory Stick Duo Pro with the build in 5-in-1 card reader?

Answer:Satellite Pro M70-137: Can I use Memory Stick Duo Pro?


Pretty sure it can. Memory stick Duo Pro should really be no different then memory stick pro. If not you can also ask the store you want to buy the videocam from. The videocam box or manual should have it written what type of card reader you need to utilize this type of memory stick.

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i am using the Toshiba Laptop with following specifications:
Equium A100-549
Part Number : PSAA4E-00100MAV
CPU: Intel? Celeron? M processor 360
OS: Windows? XP Home Edition
HDD: 40 GB Hard Disk Drive
Memory: 1,024 (512 + 512) MB DDR2 RAM 2x Samsung 512MB 2Rx16 PC2-4200S-444-12-A3 KR M470T6554CZ3-C05

Problem Description:
Laptop wont boot after memory update to 2 x 1 GB Ram modules.
i checked Toshiba support side the specifications of my laptop ( 3699 )

its possible to update the memory to max, 2 x 1GB Ram totally 2 GB. i purchased by new 2 x HYS242641GBQE 1 GB PC2-4200 SODIMM 64x16 .

Result after power on with the new Memory's:
LED of the TAB + F10 + F11 buttons are flashing, this goes on twice after the Laptop powers off.

Cross test
- tried with only one memory module to start.
- tried to put the memory on the second memory socket with the new memory, result
issue still persist Buttons are flashing till power off.
- tried with one Samsung memory and plus one new memory module together, result laptop starts, however it will show me in the properties 960 MB instead 1536 MB.Need help, please give me suggestions or advise how to use the new memorys in total 2 GB.

thank you for your help in advanced

kind regards


Answer:After update to 2x 1 GB Memory Equium A100-549 wont start

Yes. It is possible to upgrade your Equium up to 2GB but you must use compatible memory modules.
Compatible 1GB module for your old Equium has part number PA3411U-1M1G.

Check it out.

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Can someone please tell me the max memory speed for the Satellite Pro A100-828, i am wanting to upgrade to the maximum 4GB but am finding that some sites say the max speed is 533MHz whilst others say 667MHz. For example, the Toshiba site only lists 533MHz memory under the 'Compatible Options' yet other sites list 667MHz memory as compatible.

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Satellite Pro A100-828 Max Memory Speed


You should check what FSB (front side bus) would support.
Install the hardware diagnostic tool like Everest home edition and you should be able to find out this value.

If your chipset would support the 667Mhz then you could use such modules and the modules would run with 667Mhz too.

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hello, i have a toshiba a100-237 with a core duo processor & 512 mb memory with bus 533.
i want to upgrade it to 2 gb memory with bus 667.
will it accept the new memory bus?

Answer:Question about memory bus on Satellite A100


Why bus 667? I presume that you know that it is recommended to use module with the same bus speed.

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My laptop has the original 1GB memory and I want to upgrade it to 2 GB.

I have identified the 2 x 1GB Memory PC2 DDR2 (667MHz) modules that I need but am confused whether I should choose module type PA3512U-1M1G or PA3512S-1M1G.

Both of these parts are available as Toshiba parts,, but Kingston only lists PA3512U-1M1G as correct for my laptop (A100-02M).
Are both parts compatible with the laptop and is one better than the other ?

The Toshiba price of the "U" part is listed ?14.20 and the "S "part at ?16.54 each.

TIA for info.

Answer:Upgrade memory for Satellite A100-02M

I presume Toshiba has better info about compatibility and according the notebook specification you can use both of them. Now it is your choice.

Kingston is also good place to buy RAMs. They offer always high quality products.

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I wold like to upgrade my laptop memory from 1gb to 4gb. I got the Satellite A100-467.

What is the best memory for me?? I will get the Win7 32bit OS

Can I use this (SO-DIMM DDR2 SDRAM SEC (PC6400,* 800MGz*, CL6) or only 533?

Thannks for the help

Answer:Memory upgrade on Satellite A100-467

FSB speed on mainboard is 533 MHz and compatible modules are DDR2-533 but you can use DDR2-667 RAMs. 2 GB RAM has part number PA3513U-1M2G.

More info about compatible RAMs you can find on KINGSTON page.
Check it out.

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I have a question about memory compatibility, it seems like the Toshiba Satellite A100 series has the newest motherboard (945PM).

On the intel website it says that this motherboard supports DDR 667. Although if you look carefully at the specifications the A100 comes with DDR 533 memory, isn't that strange? Or did toshiba do this to reduce cost?

Thanks to anyone who is willing to clearlify this issue

Answer:Satellite A100 compatible with DDR 667 memory??


There are different Satellite A100 models but I have found a information that these memory modules are supported:
DDR2-533 256MB (PA3389U-2M25)
DDR2-533 512MB (PA3412U-2M51)
DDR2-533 1GB (PA3411U-2M1G)

Depending on region, may ship with either DDR2-533 or DDR2-667. These can be mixed, however, when mixed they will default to DDR2-533.

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Hi. I just buy a Toshiba Satellite A100-528, and i want to buy more memory for him, 512mb DDR2 533.
Where i can see which memory is compatible with my notebook? My option : Kingston, Kingmax !

Tks a lot !

Answer:Compatibility of memory for Satellite A100 e&mfr=Toshiba&tabid=AM&model=Satellite+A100+Series &submit=Go

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New to this. Doh. Put a 'Legend' 1GB memory upgrade (alongside the existing 500MB) into my A100 which was behaving slowly. Nothing seems to happen - in fact seems even slower. THe new memory does't show up under control panel - System....Should it? Do I have to do anything else to set it up and get it working apart from slotting it in?

Thanks for any advice,

Answer:Memory upgrade to Satellite A100

Someone has recommended that the Laptop will not recognise two different sized memories in at the same time and that I should try the 1 GB by itself and remove the old 512. Could this be the case?


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I want to be as sure as I can be, I have already bought memory from Crucial - it doesn't I want to be sure I get it right next time.

Satellite A100-232, currently has 512 Mb - I believe I can go up to 2 Gb and understand that 2 x 1 GB is better than 1 x 2GB - is this true ?

Next - WHICH?? memory - based on a search on their website I bought 2 x 1GB sticks from Crucial, they advised DDR2 PC2 5300 and it did not work. Despite repeated emails they insist that these sticks are the 'replacement' for DDR2 PC2 4200 (which is now strongly indicated to me from my recent research as the correct memory - part # PA3411U -1M1G).

If I now buy 2 x 1 Gb - DDR2 PC2 4200 (from a different supplier of course) will I be doing the right thing ?????????? Assuming the new memory works, I'll be getting in touch with Crucial for some money (of course).

Answer:Re: Satellite A100-232 Memory upgrade

>Satellite A100-232, currently has 512 Mb - I believe I can go up to 2 Gb and understand that 2 x 1 GB is better than 1 x 2GB - is this true ?

You can upgrade the RAM up to 2GB and usually you should use 2 x 1GB RAM 533Mhz.
In my case one big module was not recognized. I had to use 2 x 1GB RAM? but I don?t have this model.

I recommend using brand name modules; Kingston is good and provides good quality modules.
Different manufacturers provide cheaper modules but the performance and the quality is not really good.

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What types to memories supports this notebook?
DDR2 -533, 667 thats all? 800 supports?

Answer:What type of memory I need for Satellite A100-906

The notebook was delivered with DDR2-533 RAM.
But you can check this with tools like Everest. There you can see that kind of RAM the notebook (chip set) does support.

Of course, you can buy DDR2-667 RAM or DDR2-800 RAM but it runs only with the speed of the lowest module or chip set does support.

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I'm in the process of purchasing a Satellite A100-756 which has a 120GB HDD and 1GB memory.

I have seen what appears to be easy access hatches to both these areas. Is it easy to upgrade them and will this effect the warranty ?

I'm also trying to find out if the HDD with the laptop is SATA ? Can anyone help me with how to do this ?

Answer:Need advice about HDD and memory on Satellite A100


I am not 100% sure but all latest and newest Toshiba notebook models have SATA HDDs. To be honest to you I really don?t understood why HDD upgrade. A100 is newest model with really enough HDD capacity. Compare it with other notebook models and you will see that 120 GB is more than enough. RAM upgrade is always good.

Anyway the decision is yours and you can do what you want. Memory upgrade should not be problem because memory cover is at the bottom side. Sorry but I can not tell you where is the HDD placed but the fact is that probably keyboard must be removed.

I recommend you to contact your local dealer and clarify this with him. Memory upgrade should not be problem but for HDD upgrade it is necessary to disassemble the unit (not the whole) and it will definitely cancel the valid warranty.


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I own a Satellite a100-912 and I want to upgrade its memory!
As it seems, this model supports only PC2-4200 DDR2 SODIMM modules (533 Mhz). Before bying a memory module that might regret, I want to know if there will be any compatibility issues if I use to this laptop PC2-6400 DDR2 SODIMM module (800 Mhz).

Is it going to work even at lower clock speed (533 Mhz) or is it going to be a total waste of money?

Answer:Memory upgrade on a Satellite A100-912

As far as I know the FSB is able to handle 667Mhz modules.
You can use lower modules (533Mhz) without any problems but modules with higher Mhz will not run with full speed due to the limited FSB.

So I don?t recommend buying 800Mhz modules. Firstly they are not supported and secondly it?s waste of money!

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Can I expend my memory up to 4 gigabyte?

Kingston DDR 2048MB 667MHz DDR2-667 * 2

Answer:Satellite A100-036 - is memory upgrade to 4GB possible?

Yes you can upgrade it up to 4 GB.
The right Kingston modules list you can find = Here

Good luck!

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I am using Satellite A100-599 noetbook with installed memory 1Gb-533Mhz ,the system supports memory upgrade up to 4Gb.

I need to add another 2GB ram but I only found it with 667Mhz, the question is can I add he 2GB-667MHz ram to the existing 1GB-533MHZ ram .

Answer:Satellite A100 - Adding memory RAM

You can do this but the 2GB-667MHz module will run only at 533Mhz.
The slower module would lock the faster module and would allows the module to run only at 533 MHz

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Satellite A100-523. Why can I only increase my memory to 1536MB & not 2048MB as stated in product scan?
The laptop will not fire up on 2048MB.

Answer:Satellite A100 and memory upgrade

Has your notebook shared memory graphic card?

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Hi All,
I Have a satellite A100-583 which currently has 1gb of ram and want to know what is the largest that it can be upgraded to and is it worth doing,Also does it have to be replaced with 533ddr2 or can it be replaced with 667 and is that a better upgrade ?
Can you also tell me what is SODIMM and if this make a difference ?

Answer:Satellite A100 memory upgrade


the machine can be upgraded to a maximum of 4GB of main memory, and if it´s worthy can by no one be answered, but only by yourself.

Do you really need it? I think the best would be that you upgrade to 2GB since you´re not a graphics designer which has larger pictures (which can be some gigabytes tall :) ).

As a normal user under vista/XP you only need 2GB. You won´t even recognize the jump from 1GB to 2GB of RAM or more.

Regarding the modules FSB frequency: it doesn´t matter which frequency you use, you really won´t gain any performance when using the 667mhz modules, so just obtain a fine pair of 2x2GB sticks with 533Mhz and just enjoy the "speed".

Here´s a little explanation for S0-DIMM:

have fun ;)


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Good day,

The reason for the question is that Rectron in South Africa says that the A100-599 is supplied with 2x512mb Memory modules and not with 1x1Gb as indicated on the Toshiba site. Rectron advices to purchase 2 x 1Gb memory but will not refund for the 2x512mb memory, thus leaving you pay 2x for what you are actually going to use.

Please just confirm whether the A100-599, sold in South Africa, are indeed with 2x512mb or 1gb as indicated on the site.

Thank you,

Answer:Question about Memory on Satellite A100-599


The A100-599 seems to be sold in European, Middle East and Africa.
I think the notebook was delivered with the 1GB memory module in one slot.
The second memory slot should be free.

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Just got an A100-596 laptop & keeps locking up on me. I think I need to upgrade the memory as it only has 512MB.

Question is what sort do I need? I know it DDR2 RAM (533MHz) but what voltage. The Toshiba website info doesn't help much & Crucial's system scanner doesn't list the laptop model.



Answer:Satellite A100-596 - I need to upgrade memory

The voltage is not very important.
You can use the DDR2 533MHz (PC2-4200) 200-PIN SODIMM modules

The notebook supports the FSB 533Mhz and therefore it does not make sense to upgrade the memory with a 667Mhz modules.

So take the PC2-4200 200-PIN SODIMM and you are on the safe side ;)

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I have a Toshiba Satelilte A100-440 that I want to upgrade with more memory but I'm having trouble finding info about what memory that is compatible (there is a lot of info about other A100-models but not the A100-440).

Anyone have info about where I can find info and/or suitable memory?.

Answer:Satellite A100-440 - what memory that is compatible?


All modules which are compatible with Satellite A100 are compatible also with an Satellite A100-440? the 440 is just an sub model number and it?s not really important fro RAM upgrade.

You should be able to use the DDR2 667MHz (PC2-5300) 200-PIN SODIMM or the DDR2 533MHz (PC2-4200) 200-PIN SODIMM modules.

The speed of modules depends on the FSB (front side bus). If FSB supports max 533Mhz then your 667Mhz modules would run also at 533Mhz?


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Can someone tell me how much memory I can put into my notebook "A100-692 PSAA9E"?

On the Internet there are pages which state that 4GB is the max memory amount, whereas the handbook says that 2GB is the max amount (The handbook seems to be made for a group of different notebooks and also states
that my notebook should have a GForce but it has an ATI GFX card).

If 4GB is the max amount, can I go with the following memory constellation?:

2GB Stick Port 1
512 MB Stick Port 2

Also can I use DDR2-667Mhz Ram instead of 533Mhz Ram and and/or a mixture of these?



Answer:Satellite A100-692 PSAA9E: What is the max memory

Besides the internt pages I think you really can only use a maximum of 2GB, as the biggest official memory module is only a 1GB one.
Anyway, more than 4GB are useless if you dont't use a 64Bit operating system.

I would suggest that you use 2x1024GB 533mhz modules.

Mixture of 533 and 677 might work but wouldn't risk any incompatibility issues.

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I have this model of board: V000068460 it has the docking port/blue tooth/fingerprint/microphone/infra-red/external graphics capabilities and the pci-e connector for the wi-fi accepts dual use pci-e cards but the system memory is limited to 3gb due to chipset revision.

So does anyone know of a compatible board that has all the same options (infra-red is optional) but has a later revision of the chipset so the memory can utilise the 4gb or nearly the 4gb of ram?

Answer:Satellite Pro A100 - 4GB memory motherboard?


As far as I know the Toshiba Satellite Pro A100-196 PSAACE-001009AR supports 4GB RAM.

Googled a little bit and found out that V000068140 board is compatible for Satellite Pro A100-196

Hope this helps

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I would like to increase memory of my Satellite A100-036 (psaan), as 1 GB seems to be insufficient to run Vista. The problem is, I can't find out what my A100 would support. Now I have 512x2 Samsung DDR2 (533). I'm sure 1x2GB (DDR2, 533) would run OK, but what about some more? Say, 2x2GB?

First, I'm not sure whether 1x2GB chip would be supported by my A100. Any ideas?

Secondly, I've read somewhere that 4GB would be supported by my 945 Intel chipset, but there is no point in it unless I have a 64-bit OS, as 32-bit only support ca.3.2 GB. If that's true, would I be able to install 1GB + 2GB (3GB total) and use it efficiently? Are there any recommendations as to the combination of memory chips of different volumes (like 2 GB and 512MB)? May be it is better to have similar in volume?

And one more thing: not sure whether the chipset supports faster memory (higher than 553). And Can I combine 553 and smth faster?

Seems a lot of questions, but I hope someone could find some time and help me!

Thank you!!!

Answer:Satellite A100-036 memory increase


Well first of all, try to remove the current memory cards to look the model. For my A200, the memory cards are in the middle of the computer. You could go to the shop with one of them and buy one that's about the same model or even bring your laptop directly to the shop and try them there. The people at the shop will probably be able to determine the right card for your computer.

Good luck,

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Can I upgrade my Satellite A100 ( 512MB (PA3412U-1M51) inside ) with a 1GB Module ( KTT533D2 by Kingston equiv. to PA3411U-1M1G ) ?
If I want to mix it the system just recognizes 1GB instead of 1,5 GB. Is it possible to use both?

Answer:Re: Satellite A100 - using 512 MB + 1GB Memory togehter?


First of all you have to check if the notebook would support the 2GB RAM.
If the chipset would support the 2GB RAM then you can use the modules together:
one 1GB RAM and one 512MB RAM module.

But note; then RAM modules should support the same specifications to ensure that no error would be detected while booting.

By the way; more details about ?how much RAM is possible? should be mentioned in the user manual.

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Help me with upgrade memory on TOSHIBA Satellite A100-250 up to 1024 mb.

I want to buy another slat of memory ddr2-533 512 mb, what exactly model am I necessary to search, that they worked in a pair.

Sorry for bad english. From Russia with Love.
PS. I like drink russian vodka :)

Answer:Need help with memory upgrade on Satellite A100-250


Your notebook can be upgraded up to 2 GB and compatible RAM is DDR2-400/533 1GB (PA3411U-1M1G).

Use this part number in Google and you will find it.

Bye and don?t drink too much Vodka. ;)

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have inserted my memory stick (pen)in the pc and it comes up do you want to format so i clicked yes then quick format and it came up with the disc is write protected, how do i fix it

Answer:memory stick wont format (write protected)

Some memory sticks have a write protect switch or reset button on them, worth a look.

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I can't insert a "memory stick pro duo" card from a digital camera in my Toshiba Satellite m35x.

The memory stick simple slides inside the "bridge media" slot and doesn't lock at all ( I actually used a bent clip to extract it back).

It seems the "bridge media" slot is too wide for the memory card.

I've read the user guide and the procedure looks straightforward.

What wrong?

Answer:Can't use memory stick pro duo with Satellite M35x

I think the question is:

Does the Satellite M35X supports the memory stick pro duo?

I don?t think so buddy.

Check your user manual which should be preinstalled on your notebook to ensure which cards are compatible an which cards are not supported!

If the memory stick pro duo is not supported by internal card slot then you should choose an external solution like a external USB card reader.


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could somebody figure out the reason why my M50 can not read/access any USB external memory?
But them works perfectly if I boot M50 in Safe mode and also with other pcs? I can advise you that the problem started when I've got problems - and are still unsolved!
With upgrade of the bluetooth stack to the lastest version 4.00.30 (you can follow this task under the bluetooth board, questions 'Tecra S2: No bluetooth connection possible - why?')

thank you

Answer:Satellite M50: Can't access USB memory stick


Do you have the same problem with all four USB ports?
Try to remove all USB ports in device manager, restart the unit and try again.

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I've searched and seen many similar posts from users with a similar problem. Unfortunately, most of the replies suggest looking at the user's manual and taking note that the laptop doesn't support the Memory Stick PRO Duo. Technically this is true. However, many Sony cameras ship with an adapter that turns the PRO Duo stick into a Memory Stick PRO. These insert just fine into the Flash Media Bridge adapter. The manual also states that the reader supports this stick.

What is weird is that Windows Vista recognizes the insertion of the memory stick, but then tells me I need to format it before I can use it. I can't recall what I used to due, but there was a time (possibly with an older driver and/or when XP was installed?) when I could get it to work by using a reboot trick or something. No, however, I get bumpkin. The stick (and its adapter) work just fine. I can read from it using another USB adapter. (Attached to my 24" dell not exactly a portable solution)

My laptop is the Satellite R20 tablet and my OS is Vista Business

Thanks in advance for your help.


Answer:Satellite R20 - Memory Stick PRO Duo problem

The Duo cards were phased out weren't they? I'm pretty sure Toshiba laptops don't support the Duo. The only solution is a USB adapter, preferably a compact one.

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Can I use "Memory Stick Pro Duo" cards into my Satellite A200-1GB?



Answer:Satellite A200-1GB & Memory Stick Pro Duo

How about a look into the user manual?

In my user manual I found all informations which I needed.

Ok? I will do it for you because I like you :D

?After about 5 minutes?.

So I?ve got it ;)
I found it in the Chapter 8
You can use
SD -> up to 2GB
MMC -> up to 1GB
MS -> up to 128MB, 256 (128MB x 2)
MS Pro -> up to 2GB
xD -> up to 2GB

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Bought my Acer 1501LMi in april 2004. It has a slot for use of Memory Stick card. With my Sony Camera I bought a Memory Stick Pro which cannot be read on my PC using the specific I/O slot.The cardreader in my Acer is a Winbond(Stuurprogramma 5.1.2535.0 driver=disk.sys).On the web I couldn't find any drivers, however I think there may be a chance of upgrading (without having to change the HW) since I found on the Sony webpages that a lot of Vaio notebooks (also using Winbond MS Drive)can be upgrade (but an exe file must be run - of course I do not want to do use that exe on my acer).Any advise ?

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I just bought a A100-819 and according to the specifications the Geforce Go 7600 has 256Mb of dedicated memory. However, when I check the properties I see it shows 256Mb dedicated memory and 255Mb shared memory. How do I turn of this shared memory?

Answer:Set Memory of Geforce Go 7600 in Satellite A100-819


The A100 with the NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 don?t support the shared memory!!!
This graphic card supports own 256MB of graphic memory!
Could please post how did you check the graphic memory amount??

In my opinion you should run the DirectX. There you can check all the details!!!
The DirectX can be started with the command: dxdiag

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Hello my device is equiped with the G-Force GO 7600 Driver Graphics Card , i read in some site that this model can by Expandable from 128 Mbit to 256 Mbit by sharing with the RAM Memory, but i cannot find anything in bios that allows me to do this . How can i do it ?

I also have another Question sorry ;P i bought 2x2Gb PC 5300 Memory but it says 4Gb of Memory 3 Gb Usable , Why ?
Thank you.

Answer:Satellite A100-376 (PSAAR) and Expandable VGA Memory


The graphic card shares the memory but this is controlled automatically by an graphic card driver.
You cannot assign or add the memory manually.

> I also have another Question sorry ;P i bought 2x2Gb PC 5300 Memory but it says 4Gb of Memory 3 Gb Usable , Why ?
Do you use Win 64bit or 32bit system. The 32bit system can handle only 3.2GB RAM

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I am looking for information how reduce graphic memory. I have Satellite A100-692, PSAA9E-09900QGR and install 1024MB RAM but 512MB is dedicated for graphic memory. Because of that I have 512MB RAM in real only.
I like to change it. Only 256MB should be dedicate for graphic memory. I have checked BIOS (ver. 2.00) and graphic drivers and anywhere is option regarding changing graphic memory.

Please help how to do it.

Answer:Satellite A100-692 - how reduce graphic memory?


You have described your situation but it sounds very strange.
As far as I know the notebook uses a ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1400 128MB graphic card and this is NOT a sheared memory graphic card!
This card uses own 128MB and should share the main memory!

I don?t know why you have suggested that you have only 512MB.
How did you test it?

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I have ordered a 1GB stick of memory from Crucial and decided to have a trial run accessing the memory slot. The single Philips head screw retaining the memory cover is easily unscrewed but does not lift out of the cover. The cover then seems to be reluctant to lift off. Does anyone have any info on this seemingly simple task as I do not want to damage the lappy?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Pro A100 memory upgrade

and the memory cover comes off without too much trouble. Make sure the screw is fully undone, and then gently lever off the cover using a screwdriver or knife under the small tab.The cover has two smaller tabs on the sides, and these click into (and out of) slots.Just take it gently but firmly, and I'm sure the cover will come off.

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Hello all,

I want to upgrade RAM on my Satellite A100-181, because 512Mo is a bit limited...
I ordered a noname 1Go dimm one month ago, put it in, with the 512dimm. As a result, we have only 1Go recognised, and the laptop won't boot if the 512 module is not mounted.

I thought it was a bad memory module, and ordered a 2Go kit from crucial, memory modules that come paired, and guaranteed by Crucial to be compliant with the toshiba A100-181.
Result is the same: with the 2dimms inserted, the PC won't boot: it just turn on and off, and again... With 1 dimm only, it won't boot except if the original 512 module is joined to it... And one time again, only 1Go is recognised (915456Ko in the bios, but I suppose that video reserved memory is not counted here)

Does anyone has ever heard an issue / solution about this ?

Thanks a lot.

Answer:Memory issue while upgrading my Satellite A100-181

This is typical behaviour when you use non-compatible modules.
Your notebook can handle with 2GB max and compatible 1GB Ram is DDR2-400/533 1GB (PA3411U-1M1G). Use this part number to order compatible module.

You can also buy /order Kingston module. Kingston offers high quality products and using them you will not have such problems.

The "Value" RAM Modules use a lot of cheap chips utilizing multiple banks/channels, which can cause compatibility problems with some Chipsets/CPU's.

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Hi all!

I'd like to add some memory to my laptop and been trying a couple that do work but I am getting some bugs because that seem to be related to the fact that I put pc5300 memory rather than pc4200 memory... The odd thing is that it works fine and only bugs when playing music and flash movies!

Does anyone know with certainty what type of memory can I use ... what is actxually the most important , the frquency (533) or the pc4200 ... how can I know what memory i can buy and be sure it will work, even if I have to throw the actual one if there are compatibility problems?

Many thanks for any guidance!

Answer:Satellite A100 - 386 PSAA9 Memory compatibility

you can delete this post i was going in the wrong direction .... sorry...

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I've an A100 -02M with 512MB in the 2 slots
What's the maximum memory I can have in each slot?
I've had some websites telling me 1024 MB & others telling me 2048MB

Phil W

Answer:Satellite A100-02M: Memory Upgrade question


As far as I know the Satellite A100-02M can be upgraded up to 2GB RAM.
This means that you can use 2 x 1GB RAM? 1GB DDR2 RAM (667 MHz) in each slot?


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please i need help because i can't take the cover off to install the memory expansion. thanks in advance.

Answer:How to upgrade memory expansion on Satellite A100-192


I don't have this laptop, but I think you normally just need to remove the screws around the plate.


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hello, im sorry to say that i am not able to remove the memory cover on the bottom of my notebook (satellite pro a100-491). i learned from the user guide that there is only one screw to open the cover. but despite removing the screw (as far as possible) the cover doesnt move. i dont want to use some force so i am asking if theres any trick to open it easily. i really tried a lot befor posting here.
if anyone is able to help me i would be very grateful.
thx kai

Answer:Can't remove memory cover! Satellite Pro A100


you just have to pull up the cover with a little force.


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Consider me as 1 of the thickie bunch.. Not even sure wot im talkin bout but here goes n e way...........
Have a Satellite A100 570 ( PSAA2E)..........

Have tried several different online sites lookin for memory upgrade. Didn't have the witt to use toshiba site...... Ended up going with Crucial.........
Ran diagnostic on laptop and was sent the module a needed.or so i thought....... wrong 1 or 1s as i bought 2 x 1G modules in order to " double up".....

Got my money back as they were not compatable with my system.. something to do with density problems....
Tried company called OFFTEK........ they seemed to know what they were talkin about....... I have from Offtek. at present a..........

200 Pin 1.8v DDR2 PC2-4200 SoDimm....... but Toshiba have recommended below......

1GB PC2-4300 DDR2 Memory (533MHz)
Part Number: PA3411U-2M1G
1024MB (1GB) Memory PC2-4300 DDR2 (533MHz)

Theres an obvious difference ...... 4200 and 4300. But im not sure if its a significant difference........... or what it means
Have updated bios to most recent version and basically updated everything toshiba had to offer for this model...........

Ran EVEREST and it recognises the 1G module but when i take out the original 512mb module the laptop starts for about 3 seconds then shuts down...
this repeats about 5 times then complete shutdown.....

I dont like opening the back cover too often but this is the 3rd module ....
Not sure whats meant to happen if the module is ... Read more

Answer:Satellite A100 shuts down after memory upgrade

PC4200 is the speed of the RAM. PC4300 sounds incorrect, maybe its a misprint being confused with PC5300?

Anyway you can generally mix RAM speeds, the system will simply run both Modules at the lowest speed.

Note that some systems cannot run with RAM only in Slot B, so ensure at least one module is in slot A

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I've had the misfortune to get 2 KVR667D2S5/1G sodimms for my Toshiba Satellite A100-551 laptop which don't work by themselves either as a single sodimm or as a pair, it doesn't matter which slot they go into - they don't work.

However when the orignal 512Mb sodimm is put back into one of the slots - it doesn't matter which - either of the kvr etc sodimms work giving a total of 1.5Gb of ram.
Please help me to solve this problem.

Also is it poss. to upgrade cpu ie is cpu socketed. I've already upgraded many a laptop cpu when thay had socketed cpus, so I'm aware of the problems involved
Thanking you all for your kind help in this matter.


Answer:Question about memory & CPU upgrade on Satellite A100-551

Hi Mike

> I've had the misfortune to get 2 KVR667D2S5/1G sodimms for my Toshiba Satellite A100-551 laptop which don't work by themselves either as a single sodimm or as a pair, it doesn't matter which slot they go into - they don't work.
It?s clear -> modules seems to be not compatible ;)

> However when the original 512Mb sodimm is put back into one of the slots - it doesn't matter which - either of the kvr etc sodimms work giving a total of 1.5Gb of ram.

Cannot believe that! As far as I know this notebook was delivered only with one 512MB DDR2 533MHz (PC2-4200) 200-PIN SODIMM module.
Of course you can upgrade the memory up to 2GB using two 1024MB modules.

The compatible memory can you find here:

> Also is it poss. to upgrade cpu ie is cpu socketed. I've already upgraded many a laptop cpu when they had socketed cpus, so I'm aware of the problems involved
Well, what to say, the CPU is socked? you can find out it easily using an hardware diagnostic program like ?Everest?. It would provide many useful information about your notebooks hardware.

But to be honest, I?m very skeptical about CPU upgrade on the notebooks.
If you have already changed several CPUs on the notebooks then you should know that this is not very easy and more tricky like the CPU upgrade on the desktop PCs.

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I have a Satellite A-847 with a IntelŽ CentimoŽ Duo Mobile Technology featuring IntelŽ Core???2 Duo Processor T7200, IntelŽ PRO/Wireless 3945ABG network connection and IntelŽ 945PM Express chipset
clock speed : 2.0 GHz
Front Side Bus : 667 MHz
2nd level cache : 4 MB
The memory originally is DDR2-533 MHz, i need to know if my laptop supports memory modules of 667 MHz.
How do i know that?

Answer:Does Satellite A100-847 support 667 MHz memory modules???

Hi there,

yes, your machine supports 667Mhz modules:

Thats your chipset and if it supports it then you are able to work with such modules..


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Hello all,

Is there any body knows how to adjust the video card memory of Toshiba Satellite A100-811 laptop?
The physical memory of my laptop is 512MB I want to share to my video card of about 128MB, nomatter if 384 will be left in my physical memory.

Your imediate response is highly appreciated.

Thanks in advance

Answer:How to Adjust the Video Memory on Satellite A100-811


the Satellite A100 supports an Intel 945GM 8MB-128MB shared memory graphic card, thats right. But
afaik it?s not possible to assign this shared memory manually, it happens automatically.

If the running application needs more graphic card memory then the OS will increases this value automatically.

It seems this notebook was delivered with 512MB memory. In my opinion you have to upgrade the memory to 1024MB if you want to use the full 128MB of shared memory.


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I'd like to buy A100-906 notebook. It has 1024Mb DDR2 533mGz memory but I want to rise DDR2 memory upto 2Gb. So my question is:
Are these 1024Mb the single DDR2 1024Mb plate in one DDR2 slot and the second DDR2 slot is empty or they are the couple of 512Mb DDR2 plates and both DDR2 slots are occupied?


Answer:Question about DDR2 memory on Satellite A100-906


In my knowledge the notebook was delivered only with one 1024MB module and the second bank is free.
So it should be no problem with a memory upgrade to 2048MB

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I have a Satellite A100-496 and it states
Memory Type : DDR2 533MHz (PC2-4200) 200-PIN SODIMM

Straight forward question - WILL DDR2 667MHz (PC2-5300) 200-PIN SODIMM
work in this machine


Answer:Memory type compataility for Satellite A100-496

I am pretty sure it will work but I am asking myself why to use RAM with different FSB. If possible try to obtain recommended and tested RAM module:
DDR2-533 512MB (PA3412U-2M51)
DDR2-533 1GB (PA3411U-2M1G)


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for start.. i own a satellite a100-192...
i'm thinking of upgrading my ram and i know that the type of ram inside my notebook is ddr2 pc533 so-dimm...

But I cannot find what brand of ram is it shipped with my kind of notebook?

Answer:Satellite A100-192: what is a brand of my memory modules

Well, I assume the Toshiba delivers the own notebooks with the Toshiba memory modules.
It seems these modules are compatible:
DDR2-533 256MB (PA3389U-2M25)
DDR2-533 512MB (PA3412U-2M51)
DDR2-533 1GB (PA3411U-2M1G)

Also the Kingston modules support a great performance and could be used.

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I have a Satellite A100-496 which states:
Memory Type : DDR2 533MHz (PC2-4200) 200-PIN SODIMM
Will the following memory work or not

Total Size: 2GBMB
Form Factor: DIMM 200-pin
Memory Speed: 667Mhz (PC-5300)
CAS Latency:555-12
1.8v (+/- 0.1v)


Answer:Question about memory compatability for Satellite A100-496

I do not know who the manufacturer from this RAM module is but I hope you use high quality product. Unfortunately I can not test it with my Satellite A100 but I believe you can use this RAM module.

According some reports here on the forum, maybe you will have problem to get it work together with one old RAM module. Test it please and please let us know how it works.

Anyway, I think you should use 100% compatible module. If you want check it here


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Bought a week ago, just want to upgrade memory to 2048 MB ( the manual says it can be expanded up to 4096 MB) The A100 has already 1024MB ram as came from factory with two slots of 512, but.. where are the other slots for upgrading
memory ? I' dont see any space downside except those already occuped by the two
512 DDR2. Please help


Answer:Satellite A100 T2400 upgrade memory


your notebook has only this two memory slots. So if you want to upgrade you can't use the 512MB modules.


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