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Not possible to change the booting order in the BIOS on Satellite Satelite A10-403D

Question: Not possible to change the booting order in the BIOS on Satellite Satelite A10-403D

I want to be able to boot on CD or USB KEY at start up but, in the BIOS its not possible to change the boot sequence...


Thank for helping me ! :)

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Answer: Not possible to change the booting order in the BIOS on Satellite Satelite A10-403D

Hello Nerach

It will be interesting to know which notebook model you have. By problem description it is always useful to know exact notebook model.

When you switch off your notebook press F12 and let us know what happen exactly. By the way: can you explain us what happen when you try to change boot order in BIOS settings?

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Hi Peeps,

I have just bought a C850, and using KIS2013 produced a recovery setup on a usb pen drive. But how do I get the machine to boot from the pen, I can find no way to enter bios to change the boot order. I have been Googling all day and tried every method I could find recommended, non of which worked.

Thanks in anticipation,

Ray

Answer:Satellite C850 - How to change Boot Order in BIOS?

Perform complete shutdown and after you start your notebook again press F12 to enter BOOT menu.
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB2B03EY0002R01.htm

There you will find option to enter BIOS settings.

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I can't enter bios with F2 or change boot order with F12. It always prompt for a supervisor password that I never set.
The only thing I can do is to hit F11 to enter bios with limited functions where I can't modify anything.
The notebook was brand new and it is working well with W8.1. The problem arose when I tried to boot from a backup dvd to restore the system.
How can I get rid of this problem?
Thanks for any help

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Hello reader/answerer of my questions,
I am having some trouble with my 750 ODN's bios. This bios was an official update (3.6) from the support centre, and almost everything has been fine since (the plot thickens!). I decided one day I wanted to dual boot with linux, in particular Fedora (this is not related to it though).

But, when I burned the disc and tried to live boot (too test it out) I found that the boot order was set to hard drive first! I rebooted and pressed f12 - didn't work.
I tried delete and escape - neither worked. I then tried all the f keys - none of them worked.
Every time it took me to Windows boot menu, and I explored that and I couldn't find anything.

It's also worth mentioning I am running Win 7 SP1.
I tried both PLoP and osloader (too boot from the dvd) - neither worked.
I also can't remember what the key to start the bios was originally - oops!

Also the toshiba logo with instructions never appears.
I would really just like too change the boot order though, the rest of the bios I don't need access too right now.

A separate issue is that Windows randomly decides it wants to check my hard drive, which takes ages, and it won't give up until it gets to check it. I think it may need some medical help.

But, any help, from a qualified doctor or not, would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance
Mitchell

Answer:Satellite L750 BIOS trouble - cannot change boot order

Hi

> I also can't remember what the key to start the bios was originally - oops!

Pressing F2 while powering up the unit would help you to access the BIOS.
But you don?t need to change the booting order within the BIOS. You can do that by pressing F12. This should be done immediately after you have powered up the notebook.
Then the boot menu would appear and you could choose the right boot device.

Does it functions?

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I can't acces to cmos to change boot priorityre. HELP !!!

Notebook Satellite S2410-504.

I try to normally press "C" on startup to boot from CD. but it don't work.
F12 too don't help.
I think some set some password on HWUtility, but how disable this pasword?

Please HELP!!!!

Answer:I can't acces to BIOS to change boot order on Satellite 2410

Hi

Try to enter BIOS settings using ESC button at the start up.

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Hello
i have a toshiba laptop 1800. I am able to get into the bios menu by pressing ESC and then F1 at the boot sequence.
Problem is that there isn't anything for me to adjust the DATE and TIME.

Please any advice would be very much appreciated.

thanks in advance.

Answer:Bios Date and time change on toshiba 1800 satelite

try flashing your bios and post what bios version and brand you have.

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Hey Guys,

I've recently installed Windows 7 Professional on my Windows XP machine. It's installed on a partition of the same drive that XP was on.

At the boot menu when it lets you choose between the 2 OS's, it's defaulted to the Windows 7 one, and I can only get to XP if I manually choose it. I want to keep XP as the default option, but I don't appear to be able to change it (I did this before with Windows 7 RC1 without any problems)

When I got to msconfig and look at the boot configuration in Windows 7, it only shows Windows 7 as the default option. There is no other option, Windows XP doesn't show up there where it should

It's the same when I look at the boot config on XP, there's no sign of Windows 7 there!

Anyone any ideas how I can sort this out? I need to add XP to the list

Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Trying to change boot order (Dual Booting)

Ok guys looks like I sorted it -

There's a great program called EasyBCD which showed both of the OS's and allowed me to sort it all out!
 

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So I'm having a dual boot system (Windows and Ubuntu) and since I disassembled my laptop some hours ago the laptop boots directly into Windows (ignoring the GRUB OS selection screen).

I'm having a Lenovo Laptop with Windows 10 (Insider Preview) and a Samsung EVO 840 SSD on which my both OSs are installed.

When booting into BIOS I can't change the order of booting (Windows is stuck at the 1st position).

Any idea on how to solve this?

Answer:Can't change BIOS order

You need to update the boot file location.

I use rEFInd not grub so (from Windows Administrator command prompt) I run this whenever Windows resets it which it does on occasion.
Code:
bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\refind\refind_x64.efi

You probably want to do something like this (again from windows command prompt).
Code:
bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\ubuntu\grubx64.efi

If you can't remember or don't know where you installed grub (or what the name is) then mount the ESP and have a look - your loader will be in the EFI directory somewhere.

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im using windows 2000 pro on a dell latitude cp laptop i think i tried everything when i restart it and hit f1 or f2 it just starts loading window it just bypasses by everyuthing and starts windows any help is appreciated
 

Answer:cant get into my bios to change order

Hi try Dell Latitude Fn+F1 (while booted)
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm
 

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So I'm having a dual boot system (Windows and Ubuntu) and since I disassembled my laptop some hours ago the laptop boots directly into Windows (ignoring the GRUB OS selection screen).

I'm having a Lenovo Laptop with Windows 10 (Insider Preview) and a Samsung EVO 840 SSD on which my both OSs are installed.

When booting into BIOS I can't change the order of booting (Windows is stuck at the 1st position).

Any idea on how to solve this?

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I upgraded to windows 10 and 1.71 bios. Was having to many issues with 10 (WIFI not working properly) so I downgraded. Now computer wont boot. Ive looked through the forums for a solution but no luck Run all the diagnostics testing that the bios was offering and passed everything. It boots to the Lenovo screen (to interupt normal startup, press enter) pressing f1 will take me to bios configuration but f12 doesnt work, i just get a blank screen pressing enter gives me the options to go to bios, run diagnostics, which both work but again, f12 goes black, nothing happening, no choice of bootup. I ordered the recovery disks from lenovo but it wont boot from the cds. I reseted the bios to defaults. I've hit the reset button on the bottom. Not sure what my options are, got some important work I'd love to get to asap.  Thanks in advanced for the help, lenovo community Ian

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I have read many of the posts here on this subject. I have Googled and read many inputs on how to solve this problem. None of these have worked for me.
Here are some of my system specs:





Dell Inspiron 17R 5721
OS Name Microsoft Windows 8 Version 6.2.9200 Build 9200

Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3517U CPU @ 1.90GHz, 2401 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A03, 10/24/2012
SMBIOS Version 2.7
Embedded Controller Version 1.01
BIOS Mode UEFI

Secure Boot State On

Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1

Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 G



As so many others have written, I can't change the boot-up order which means at this time, I can only boot from the hard disk.
I am hopeful that it is my ignorance that prevents me from accessing and changing the order, and that some good hearted soul will set my down the right path.

Thanks
James

Answer:How to change the BIOS boot order?

Are you having trouble getting to UEFI/BIOS? Try turning fast startup off: Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8. If you have tried this approach, then please tell us what else you have tried.

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Recently, my BIOS has started to display ' view only item '; this means I can't change my boot order and few other things as well. Has any one seen this problem before ? I would appreciate some help.Many thanks, Colin

Answer:BIOS - can't change boot order.

Seen it for audio and graphics cards usual trick is to disable in device manager first before trying to change in BIOS.Never seen it for boot order though.

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Hi all,
I have an old Dell laptop that is currently running Windows XP, but I'd like to install Linux on it. So I went into the BIOS, revision A14, and got to the page that changes boot order, so I can boot from CD. It says to use the right and left arrow keys to change it, but they don't do anything. So I am stuck with having to boot from floppy which I can't do for unrelated reasons. Any ideas on why I can't change this? The keyboard works fine, I can change other settings, just not this. Or am I totally missing something? Any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Can't change boot order in BIOS

Try moving to the selection you want and hit enter.
That might give you a selection window.
If not try + and -.
Page up and page down also works on some.
 

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I have a new ssd with a copy of windows 10 installed onto it, the only issue is that the machine I need to install it on, doesn't have a change boot order within the BIOS.
Am I missing something? Or do I have to upgrade to a later BIOS version?
Thanks in advance
Zak

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I have 2 sata slots on my Motherboard so I put in a 160 gig hard drive with windows xp worked fine. Now I have one 40 gig IDE harddrive I wanted to put in just as a storage drive.(This computer has both Sata and IDE) computer reboots sees both drives I press F10 or 9 to continue . Then the screen goes black. I know whats happening,, Its reading the IDE to boot from and it doesnt have an O.S. on it. I want it to boot from the sata drive, SO I go into bios to change the boot order.. Every thing including the time is not letting me change it. Bios lock down ... Now I remember going into bios last year and I was able to change settings . Something happened! Now I cant change it. I even pulled out the dvdrom and put the IDE on the ribbon and power.... I heard that might fix the problem on another message board. SAME Problem. I see people with similar problems and the answer is to flash the bios,,, I have been reading about flashing bios and everyone says don't do it if you don't know what your doing. (PAPER WEIGHT IF DONE WRONG) Some one give me some advise and please something that helps !! I have heard so many dumb things to do I'm about to give up.

Answer:Can't change boot order in bios

Do NOT flash the BIOS! What type of keyboard are you using - PS/2, USB or wireless?

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Mod Edit:  Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/559747/bios-changing-boot-order/#entry3841096 - Hamluis.
 
Hello
I have problem of could not change boot order to DVD on windows 7 my laptop is Dell inspiron 15R

Answer:Cannot Change Boot Order in BIOS

Please do the following.  This will provide me with the name of the BIOS manufacturer and its version.
 
Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download. 
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 

 
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 

 
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 

 
In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

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Here's a video demonstration:

It's acting as if the left and right arrow keys don't exist, even though they work fine in Windows XP. I want to boot off of DVD drive.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
 

Answer:Can't change boot order in BIOS

Post a screen shot of the screen you move the video to fast for me to see what the keys are. Have you referred to the manual?

Some are
Page Up
Page Down
F5
F6
Enter (then select the one)
 

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Hey guys,

My PC is running Windows 7. In the past I never had an issue running memtest from my CD. I would put the CD into the PC, restart the PC, press a certain key (I think) and Memtest would load.

Unfortunately I forgot what key I used to press and Memtest won't load, it goes straight to the Windows Startup Screen and the Desktop loads.

I went into Bios and I saw that CD/DVD was not #1 in the boot order which is strange because I used to run memtest many times on this PC and I never changed the Boot order.

I tried changing the boot order by hitting the + key but the key won't do anything. Is there some other key that I need to press in order to get + or - working?

also I see two CD/DVD's in the boot order of the Bios, I guess it's because I have two CD/DVD drives? Which one do I make #1? The Memtest disc is in the bottom CD/DVD drive.

Any help is much appreciated
 

Answer:Can't change boot order in Bios to run Memtest

Usually Memtest starts automatically without any key presses if your CD/DVD drive is 1st device.

What brand and model motherboard are you using? Usually it tells you at the bottom of the screen in the BIOS what keys you have to press to navigate through the menus. The manual probably explains it in great detail, but I know, who reads those things?

We aren't going to be able to tell you which drive is which, you will just have to try trial and error with at most 2 restarts.
 

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My dv6 has a shattered LCD screen, but works otherwise.  I'd like to get into the BIOS and change the boot order so that I can boot from CD/DVD or USB. When the computer boots and I press F10, computer goes into the BIOS setup but I cannot read the screen and navigate the menus. Any suggestions? If someone can see their BIOS screen, could you tell me which keys to press, in order, to reset the boot order and/or to set CD/DVD and USB to boot before HDD? Many thanks in advance,-Craig-

Answer:Busted LCD - Change BIOS boot order

This is what the LCD looks like. -Craig- 

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I want to change the boot order to allow bootup from iso disks.Keyboarding F10 at doesn' t bring up the BIOS screen, and the machine just boots into  Win7. Any suggestions?Thanks

Answer:Can' t enter BIOS to change boot order

@ZL1BNB?, welcome to the forum. Try using the Esc key to see if that works.

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Hello everyone,
 
I need some help, I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre A55 9636 Desktop, and I need to boot off a CD but when I insert the CD in the CD/DVD-ROM and restart, it won't boot of the CD, it doesn't even give a message at startup to change the boot sequence (like press F2 for boot) or something like that. any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
thanks,
 
 
Mod:  edited the capitalization in the Subject line













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Answer:How to change Boot order on a ThinkCentre (BIOS)

did you try changing the boot order in the bios?     Message Edited by vijaysaradhi on 05-18-2009 08:34 AM

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I have a Gigabyte Ultra Durable 3 motherboard MA785GM-USTH. I have tried several times to set the BIOS to boot first from a cd/dvd. It does not change the boot order. I continues to boot from my hard drive. I want to boot from a UBUNTU CD and I can't. Can someone help?
 

Answer:My Gigabyte BIOS won't change the boot order

My short answer here to this, is that it sounds like your BIOS needs a swift kick in the pants! Maybe the BIOS just needs a jump start, maybe to get things back on track. This is just a real quick little fix, if it works.

1. Remove the computer from power, unplug the power cord from the power supply.

2. Take the side panel off your computer case, exposing the guts of the machine.

3. Look for the motherboard, then look for a small shiny chrome colored battery.

4. Remove that chrome colored battery off the motherboard.

5. With the battery removed, take your hand and press the (power) button on the front of the case.

6. Keep that button depressed and or pushed for approx. 30 to 40 seconds, while your computer BIOS is drained of it's power and hopefully it's current setting.

7. Let off the (power) button, replace the chrome battery back onto the motherboard, replace the side panel of the case and reconnect the computer power cord to the back of the power supply.

Now turn on your computer and see if that helped take care of some things! Again, this is just one of those quick fixes that may or may not always work.

Hope this helps.
 

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This is the first time I've seen a computer with a boot order that can't be changed. It's a rebuilt Dell E520. When I go to the bios, it lists about 7 changes that can't be made, and one is the boot order. It boots the HD first and the CD/Rom second. period! So is there some other way I can run the Reinstallation CD so I can repair whatever it is that's making this machine seem like it's got the FengXing Infection? Thanks, Bahb
 

Answer:Solved: Can't change boot order in Bios

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Hi
I have some encounted an error (UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME) and I need to reinstall my Win XP. I only have Win XP Cd. But my computer doesnt seem to detect the cd that is in CD-ROW.
I have tried to change the BIOS order. This is what I did to change it. (P.S. I am not sure if I am really changing the boot order or not, that is why I listed out the steps that I have done)
- Press "Del" to Setup
- Go to "BOOT"
- Then see a list like this:
1. Removable Device [legacy floppy]
2. IDE Hard Drive [WDC WD400BB-00DEA07]
3. ATAPI CD-ROW [ARTEC WRA-WA48]
4. Other Boot Device [INT18 Device (Network)]
- Change ATAPI CD-ROW to the top of the list.
-Restarted computer

Result: My computer didn't recongize there is a CD in CD-ROW......
Please help. Thanks~
P.S. I dont have the SIX Win XP start up disks, and I'm not able to get that thing in short peroid of time. Thus, using CD disk is the only way I have to reinstall Win XP.
 

Answer:Change BIOS order, CDROW doesnt seem to be detected....

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Hello,
I have a Lenovo laptop that is about 4 years old. It was working fine earlier today but when I picked it up to turn it on it was powered down and the message came up saying BOOTMGR is missing Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart. I tried to restart and enter the bios to change the boot order so I could boot from my windows 7 usb to repair the problem with the command prompt but it would not let me into the BIOS. I tried burning a windows 7 Disc to try that but again it won't boot from the cd/dvd either. I know how to fix the problem but I cannot access the bios to change the settings. What could that problem be caused by? Is the mother board gone? I have seen other posts similar to this but everyone seems to pay attention to the windows part and not answer why they can't access the BIOS. I have tried all the keys, F2, F8, F12, F10, ESC, Del. Normally the F2 key works for entering the bios and the F12 is for changing the boot order on my machine. Please help with this BIOS problem and ignore the Windows BOOTMGR problem.

Thank you

Answer:Missing Bootmgr and can't get into BIOS to change Boot order

Might help any helpers if you fill in your computer specs. Keep in mind the more information you give, the better the chance that someone can or WILL help you... Computer type: Laptop & OS: Nevada???? are not much to go on, no?

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last day i've just bought new machine thinkpad T430, when i try to change default order boot priority in BIOS, the menu is disable, i cannot change anything. Does thinkpad T430 came with default Supervisor password? Does anyone here know the supervisor password default? FYI, when i try to enter BIos, it ask the password, and i just hit Enter to enter the bios. Thank You













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Answer:Thinkpad T430 Cannot change Bios Boot order

It does not come with a password. Where did you buy the laptop?

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So, I dont know how but my Z580's BIOS is corrupted. I canot go into the bios or the boot options, even after pressint the right keys. and because i am at my college now, with no leaves left, I can not go to the lenovo service centre. So is there any way to recover my bios or changing the boot order without getting into the bios. and bcoz my first boot device is hdd i cannot boot from cd or usb.plz help.

Answer:Z580 Corrupt Bios : not able to change boot order.

Hi kmpways, welcome to the forums,
 
it will help members to help you if you could post which operating system is insatlled on your Z580 and also which keys you have been pressing in order to enter BIOS.
 
Have you been pressing the keys during a warm or a cold start?  There are some other very similar posts on the boards, the following seems to contain some good tips which you may / may not have already tried.
 
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/Z580-ignores-USB-and-boots-straight-to-Win8...

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I was dual booting Windows 8.1 Update and Ubnutu 14.04 From the windows disk manager I deleted all Ubuntu partitions and rebooted my notebook. I was immediatlly present with the grub rescue promt. Normally this is a quick and easy fix, by booting a windows USB/CD and repairing the windows MBR.  My problem is I can't access the bios or the boot menu to change the boot order. Nothing I've tried has let me get into the bios to set my USB stick as the first boot option.  Using the small recovery key button on the side of the notebook which normally boots the notebook to the screen where you can choose which drive to boot does the same as the power button. There is no bios flash screen or abililty to press any keys before getting to the grub screen.  I've drained the battery and left over night hoping this would reset the state it seems to be stuck in but that also did nothing.  Here is a short video showing what happens when I boot the notebook http://youtu.be/2FpC2Deuawk   

Answer:U300s: Cannot access BIOS to change boot order

peavers wrote:I was dual booting Windows 8.1 Update and Ubnutu 14.04 From the windows disk manager I deleted all Ubuntu partitions and rebooted my notebook. I was immediatlly present with the grub rescue promt. Normally this is a quick and easy fix, by booting a windows USB/CD and repairing the windows MBR.  My problem is I can't access the bios or the boot menu to change the boot order. Nothing I've tried has let me get into the bios to set my USB stick as the first boot option.  Using the small recovery key button on the side of the notebook which normally boots the notebook to the screen where you can choose which drive to boot does the same as the power button. There is no bios flash screen or abililty to press any keys before getting to the grub screen.  I've drained the battery and left over night hoping this would reset the state it seems to be stuck in but that also did nothing.  Here is a short video showing what happens when I boot the notebook http://youtu.be/2FpC2Deuawk   I think the problem is in deleting Ubuntu. According to this video after the deletion of the Ubuntu partitions they must be combined back to the Windows partition.

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I have a Toshiba R630-141 and I'm trying to change the boot order in the Bios but the Bios will not allow me to select my cd drive or a usb drive as the startup disk.

I have updated the Bios today to the latest version thinking I need the latest release but the Bios still wont allow me to change the order.

The problem is the screen just blinks when I'm in the boot change order screen. When I select the up and down arrows to select an option the box just blinks and will not allow me to select any option.

I have tried the tab key the number keys basically every key I have on the keyboard and still I can't select the usb or cd drive so I'm forced to exit and restart.


Any Ideas would be appreciated.

Answer:Satellite R630-141 - Can't change the boot order

Hi scarpentier,

Can you change the boot order in BIOS and boot from another boot device? Go into BIOS and change the boot order. Enter a bootable disk (e. g. Toshiba recovery disk), save & exit BIOS setup. The computer will restart and should boot from CD.

Check this!!!

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Guys,

Am trying to get access to the bios setup of Motherboard to check boot priority order.
I am trying to format my PC using a DVD but its not working.
I checked the DVD on other PC and its working properly!

Can I get help?

Thanx

Answer:How to change boot order on Satellite L755-172

Hi

You can access the boot menu without changing the boot order in the BIOS.
Power up the notebook and press F12. Usually you should get an boot menu where you could choose the CD/DVD drive as booting device.

PS: I would recommend creating an Toshiba Recover disk firstly before formatting the notebook!
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Have a Lenovo H420 desktop that was upgraded about 2 months ago. We backed up everything and want to reinstall Windows 7.

But I can find no way to get into the Setup screen. I've gone to Settings, Update & Security, Advanced Startup and Restart Now. But I have no option to Use a Device. If I choose Troubleshoot then Advanced Options, the subsequent screen has no option for UEFI Firmware Settings.

I've disabled Fast Boot through Power Options in the Control Panel, then tried F2 and the Delete key when starting. Nothing...

The fact that I can't do something that was so easy in Windows 7 is enough reason in itself to remove 10. Throw in the fact that the scanner part of my printer no longer works is just icing on the cake. I have the Windows 7 disk. I just can't figure out how to use it.

Answer:After Upgrade Can't Access BIOS to Change Boot Order for W7 Reinstall

According to the mamual:






2.3 System Setup

System Setup configures the network configuration for the Lenovo Rescue
System to ensure your Rescue System can connect to internet. In addition, System
Setup sets and manages all passwords for the Lenovo Rescue system.

2.3.1 Launch
Repeatedly press and release the F2 key when turning on the computer until the
Lenovo Rescue System open, then select System Setup.

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optiplex 360 unable to change the boot order of the disks in the BIOS.Can anyone help.Already tried to reset CMOS/Jumper and updated the BIOS version to A07.
On startup of machine everytime I need to press F12 then sElect to boot from HDD.
Can anyone help to resolve the issue.

Thanks in advance.
Amar

Answer:optiplex 360 unable to change the boot order of the disks in the BIOS.Can anyone help.

If it's not saving your changes, replace the CR-2032 battery on the mainboard.

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Have a Lenovo H420 desktop that was upgraded about 2 months ago. We backed up everything and want to reinstall Windows 7.

But I can find no way to get into the Setup screen. I've gone to Settings, Update & Security, Advanced Startup and Restart Now. But I have no option to Use a Device. If I choose Troubleshoot then Advanced Options, the subsequent screen has no option for UEFI Firmware Settings.

I've disabled Fast Boot through Power Options in the Control Panel, then tried F2 and the Delete key when starting. Nothing...

The fact that I can't do something that was so easy in Windows 7 is enough reason in itself to remove 10. Throw in the fact that the scanner part of my printer no longer works is just icing on the cake. I have the Windows 7 disk. I just can't figure out how to use it.

Answer:After Upgrade Can't Access BIOS to Change Boot Order for W7 Reinstall

According to the mamual:






2.3 System Setup

System Setup configures the network configuration for the Lenovo Rescue
System to ensure your Rescue System can connect to internet. In addition, System
Setup sets and manages all passwords for the Lenovo Rescue system.

2.3.1 Launch
Repeatedly press and release the F2 key when turning on the computer until the
Lenovo Rescue System open, then select System Setup.

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I've got a Windows 7 upgrade disc, so I first installed Windows XP and now need to boot from this new disc. Because I'm going from 32-bit XP to 64-bit Windows 7, I have to boot from the disc.

I can press F12 to get into the boot order selection screen; but pressing the arrow keys, escape, or enter has no effect. Once I'm on that screen, I just have to turn off the PC because I can't do anything else.

Both keyboards I've tried have been USB. I actually bought a new keyboard in case my keyboard was the issue, but the stores only had USB keyboards--if USB is the issue, I'll have to wait a few days before I can borrow an old keyboard that uses PS2.

Is there any way to workaround this using the USB keyboard I have?
 

Answer:Keyboard doesn't work in BIOS, any other way to change boot order?

Try plugging the usb keyboard into the usb port next to the ethernet port.

.
 

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Hello
I own a Satellite P850-12Z with Win10 pro November Build. I want to boot from a USB and I need to change the boot sequence but I can't access the BIOS nor the UEFI Boot Mode. I have the latest BIOS update available.

Thank you in advance

Answer:Satellite P850-12Z - Change boot order on Windows 10 pro x64

I own a Toshiba Satellite P850-12Z with Windows 10 (November Release). My computer is not compatible with UEFI boot menu and I have the latest BIOS firmware available installed. I need to but from an USB and I can't change the boot order because I can't access the BIOS Settings. How can I access?

Thank you very much

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Hi, Im trying to enter to the BIOs setup menu on HP Notebook ba019nr to change the boot sequence.  I already tried with Esc, F2, F6, F10 and others several keys.  which key should I use?

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We are pushing a new image this summer but we need to make boot and file system changes, my boss wants me to automate this process. the goals are to desable legacy in bios, enable UEFI, select PXE,  change UeFI boot order (usb,cd, NIC, Hd) using the Bios configuration tool at command line. I have the config.ini file from the bios. can I make all those changes at once or do I have to reboot in between enable UEFI and changeing the boot order The why: we are moving from MBR to GPT with the new image Win10, and we save time on the boot by disabling legacy. The boss says so. (the short answer) any tips or suggestions welcome.

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We are pushing a new image this summer but we need to make boot and file system changes, my boss wants me to automate this process. the goals are to desable legacy in bios, enable UEFI, select PXE,  change UeFI boot order (usb,cd, NIC, Hd) using the Bios configuration tool at command line. I have the config.ini file from the bios. can I make all those changes at once or do I have to reboot in between enable UEFI and changeing the boot order The why: we are moving from MBR to GPT with the new image Win10, and we save time on the boot by disabling legacy. The boss says so. (the short answer) any tips or suggestions welcome.

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Hi
My Satellite P100 suffered a display failure last night. I can confirm that the backlight is working but I am not getting a display.
I think that it is reaching the windows logon screen, certainly the drive is spinning up and if I plug an external fdd in, the system reads from it, which it wouldn't if it had failed to clear post.
What I would like to try is booting from dvd but I need to know the key sequences and most importantly, the timings.
I think from memory, it is F12 at first boot, but not sure after that.
Running Win 7 home premium.
Sorry about lack of info, making this post via my Nokia.

Answer:Display failed on Satellite P100-434 - Need to change boot order

> What I would like to try is booting from dvd but I need to know the key sequences and most importantly,

try F2 or esc (it can also be a delete key)

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Hi, we have a very old Satellite Pro A40 with a new hard drive.

We're tryng to change the boot order in BIOS to recognise the CD drive ready for the windows disk. However, there seems to be no option to change the BIOS boot order and yes we've tried the Toshiba route which suggests pressing C during boot up and F12 to select the drive during boot up, neither of which work.

Please can someone help?
regards
Karl

PS: The current message on the screen during boot up is BOOTMGR is missing

Answer:Re: Satellite Pro A40 - Can't find boot order in BIOS

Hi karl1966,

Have you checked if the CD/DVD drive is recognized properly in BIOS?

Maybe your disk is scratchy and you should try another one. I don?t know which disk you have used but try it with Toshiba recovery disk and Microsoft Windows disk.

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This is my problem..

I am curantly working on a Acer aspire 4520. The problem with this computer is that it has sticky keys, first i thought it was the keyboard so i plunged in a usb keyboard and still had the same problems, keys don't react fast, when i turn caps lock on it turns it off and vise versa, when i use the mouse to click something it selects everything on my desktop and opens it all at once.

So i thought it might be a bad OS, so i decide to preform a reinstall of windows vista but when i go to the BIOS it wont let me change the boot order, when i press the keys to chang the order it just makes a beep.

so i went back and did more research and found that some other people are having the same problem and they told me to do i BIOS flash, but that did nothing.. this is the website..
http://geeklord.com/2008/01/19/solution-to-keyboard-lag-problem-in-acer-aspire-4520-laptop/
i am out of ideas, what do you guys think?
 

Answer:Solved: Acer aspire 4520 Sticky key and cant change BIOS boot order.. Need Help..

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Hi dear!

I got an old computer that I used for perhaps one year ago, and what I did to destroy it was to delete the language pack somehow. Now I would like to try to fix it, as I actually need it. But I do have some issues, maybe someone of you guys know. I can start it up all the way to where I choose between safe mode, and so on - then I get the blue screen that lasts the whole 2 seconds, amazingly enough.

I have Windows 7 Installation, that's all I have. When I start up my PC also says two fix the problem:
1 Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2 Choose your language settings, and then click "Next."
3 Click "Repair your computer".

Had this been as simple as the system claims, I would have been fixing it myself asap. The problem is that when I put the CD, restart the pc is also nothing happens. So I've searched up a bit, where you can do so in a way pc starts via cd so I can install windows 7 The problem is when I enter the BIOS I can choose between "Information, Main, Security, Boot and Exit ". When I go to BOOT it says "Boot priority order" and that's the list:
1 IDE0 WD
2 IDE1: PIONNER DVD-RW
3 USB FDD:
4 Network Boot: LEGACY PCI DEVICE
5 USB HDD
6 USB CD / DVD ROM:

I can not do anything here, no matter what I press. It's sort of gray text, what I can do about is completely black. So it turns out that they are locked. What should I do ..

Have also tried ALT + F10, the Acer eRecov... Read more

Answer:Acer Aspire 5552G: Deleted language pack - BIOS, can't change boot pri order

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I picked up some old Dell Optiplex 110s (P3s, 733mhz, 128 RAM) from a local govt. auction; they were used by our city library system; they had no harddrives, all came w/ CD reader and the floppy drive

I've messed around w/ these type of Dells for several years....they're fun and usually easy to work on. I fix em' up, install Linux on em' and give em' away to friends and family, BUT I've not run across this situation before..... in the BIOS, Boot order, ONLY the Floppy is shown as a boot option. No HDD or CD ROM is given as an option for booting.

I flashed the BIOS w/ downloaded update from Dell website.... changed BIOS ver. but did not reset the boot options. I just don't enough about BIOS-es to know how to change em'

I figure they were set like this to keep "the public" from messing w/ them when they were in the libraries

Anyone have any thoughts or recommendations on how this can be remedied??

Thanks in advance!!
 

Answer:old Dell Optiplex 110 BIOS will only allow booting from A: can't change it

make sure its plug and play bios w/ a plug and play device
 

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Hello
New To The Forums Here So Heya =]
This lil issue never really bothered me but is so irritant its like a bad itch.
was wondering if anybody would take 2 secs to give a tiddy hand lol

basicly:
when i press the ON button without my ATI Radeon HD 5450 in the PCI-E slot my pc makes 1 click sound then i can see the POST and away we go (Whopp)
but with the ATI Card installed it clicks like 10 times and the front lights flash every time it clicks (i say clicks cause thats what it dose sound like lol) the power and HDD light flash, its like its resetting itself severaltime to get power buildup to run the card :S
on the box for the card it says MINIMUM 300W PSU so i though hmm my standard wont do no good, so i got myself a 500W ATX PSU an still dose it and on the ol trusty CPU-Z it reads its running at 8x when apaz my mobo is up-to 16x an my ATI is a 16x but the main Q is whats with what loks like bad starting, its like a old vw in the cold lol

any ideas??
if ya need any more info just ask im not a noob at pc's =] (just not to much jargon hehe) =]

thanks in adavnce
M.D Tyler


Addicional-

I Have Also Another Computer With A PCI Graphics Card on XP Which USED to run fine but now since a reinstall with the same drivers and same OS as was same disc, wont work past the Boot Manager unless its run in VGA Mode, Any Ideas Here??

ps thought ide ask here as they both are kinda the same an saves 2x posts =]

CPU-z For 1st Q

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Answer:Graphics Card Change, Strange Booting Before Bios POST

Hello mileztyler1205. Welcome to the Forum.

Because you say that when you take the 5450 card out of the PC you still get video that leads me to assume that the motherboard has on-board graphics.
It is necessary to disable the on-board graphics chip in order to use a video card. Newer motherboards switch the on-board chip off automatically, but some older boards required you to do so manually in the BIOS settings. That is where you should start.

The "click" sound is interesting. Most PCs beep, not click. Here I am going to guess that the speaker on the motherboard or computer case is defective and rather that beep you are just getting an electronic snap (or click).

As for the second machine it sounds like the video driver did not install correctly.
Completely uninstall all graphics card software and the driver. Then restart and try again.

And it is always better to write 2 posts. Otherwise it gets very confusing as to what question is being addressed.

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Hi there, I hope this is the right forum for this question.

My son has an i7 custom build computer and the previous owner gummed the computer up good with malware etc. The current setup is Windows 8, but our goal is to install a fresh copy of windows 7 Professional 64-bit which we have purchased "intended for distribution with a refurbished PC".

This is a bit of a project for us, so we are taking our time with it, and hopefully learning something along the way.

We are trying to wipe the HDD completely on the machine, but we are unable to run DBAN to do so, because every time we restart the machine it keeps booting up in Windows instead of DBAN. I have gone into BIOS and changed the order of the BOOT to read from the CD-ROM followed by the USB before the C Drive (I have copies of DBAN on both USB drive and CD-ROM). But it is still not booting. Not sure what to do???

Cheers,

Sean

Answer:can't boot DBAN trying to change boot order in BIOS not working

It is possible you have not created a bootable CD/USB. Use Rufus for example. https://rufus.akeo.ie/

Also provide motherboard make/model please.

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I am trying to delete all the files from an old HP (XH545) laptop running XP. Its screen doesn't work, so I have it attached to a remote monitor. I have both a bootable floppy and bootable cd which have [email protected] Kill Disk. My intention is to boot one or the other and erase everything on the hard drive.

Problem: I am unable to get into my BIOS to change the boot order. Since I have to do a Fn-F5 to switch over to the monitor, I am unable to get there in time to see when to hit F2 to edit my BIOS. I have been trying for several hours to "guess" when to hit it, still with no success. I'm not even sure I would be able to see the BIOS screen anyway - maybe you have to get past that for Fn-F5 to swap out to the monitor.

If I let the system boot normally, I can swap over in time to see it loading Windows XP.

Question 1: Is there any way to change the boot order from within Windows (or from DOS prompts)?

Question 2: Lacking a positive answer to #1, is there any other way to delete all the files from the hard drive so I can dispose of the laptop?

Thanks!

Answer:How to change boot order w/o boot-up BIOS edit?

When you hit the power switch of your laptop at same time start pressing f2 and keep hitting it until you get in BIOS. After getting in BIOS I you know what to do.

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Hi,

Does anybody know if there's a BIOS version for a satellite A20 which supports booting from USB devices (other than from the floppy drive, since that's already supported)

The reason i need this is because my cd drive is bust. And i'm a student, so i can't afford a new internal one, but i do have an external one... So i want to use that one for the recovery process...

I don't know if i can ask this, but can't i somehow tweak the bios that it WILL support the external dvd-drive, i know this is not recommended, at all, but i'm really really desperate :(

Can someone help me?

Answer:Satellite A20: BIOS update to support USB booting

As far as I know something like this does not exist. Your notebook is pretty old and there is no much support for it especially BIOS support.

Try to find MS-DOS driver for this external drive. Start notebook with floppy disk and use this driver to make your external device operative.

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Hello,

I have a A200-1AD bought in august 2007.
My BIOS setup password was set after I booted up with a non-bootable USB-stick in it.
The date was reset to 1-1-2005.

Does anyone had that problem before?
As far as I know there was no virus on the USB-stick or notebook.


I can start my notebook, but can't enter the bios because of the password question.

Does anyone have a solution?

Greets

Answer:Satellite A200-1AD: Bios password set after booting up from USB-stick

Hi buddy

To be honest I have no idea why this password has been set after using non bootable USB flash drive. For me it?s not explainable?

However, the bad news is that you will need to contact the ASP in your country to get rid of this password.
Fact is that BIOS password can be removed only by ASP and therefore the ASP help is needed.

Greets

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Hi Everyone,

My Satellilte U200 has stopped booting, and can not even get to the BIOS. Nothing comes on screen.

The drive LED lights up only for a moment, and then no other action. I have re-seated the drive, the memory modules, and the battery but no change. Also
tried to boot with no battery and AC power with same result.

I tested to drive on another system and its fine.

I'm starting to think the main board has malfunctioned, because if any of the above components were the issue I should still see the BIOS splash screen.

Any thoughts?

Thanks
-John

Answer:Satellite U200 has stopped booting - not possible to access BIOS

Yes it sounds like the Mainboard (or maybe CPU or another device) has failed.

You'll need to send it to an ASP for repair.

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I downloaded new BIOS version (v1.4) from official Toshiba website to update my computer Satellite L500D (PSLK0A - 00U009). But after update, Windows 7 cannot boot, the Windows logo displays for a while then it restarts automatically. The Windows then goes to Repair mode. I followed the instruction given on the screen to fix it. But it doesn't work.
When I reinstalled Windows, the computer worked fine until Windows Update told me to restart the computer. The computer dies again.

I think this BIOS version has a problem. I wonder if there is any way to downgrade the BIOS to older version. I found some instructions on net to use Phoenix Recovery disk but I don't have Floppy and BIOS file.
Please please HELP, very appreciate.

TKS

Answer:Re: Satellite L500D - Booting problem after BIOS update

Try to install OS again using original Toshiba recovery image. After doing this disable automatic Microsoft updates installation. When you get the message about available updates check them at first and install important updates only.

Check this one more time to see if the same will happen again. Post the results.

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How can I change BIOS on A40

Answer:How can I change BIOS on Satellite A40?

Hi Denis,

Toshiba provide both a Windows based update and a traditional floppy disk update for the A40. The new BIOS can be downloaded from the Toshiba web site http://uk.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/download_bios.jsp?service=UK where you can also read the full instructions on how to apply the new BIOS.

Please read the instructions very carefully as mistakes in the procedure can lead to expensive repairs being necessary.

regards,

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i turn my computer on and it loads up till the point to were it shows the loading bar and it has the bars that go across periodically. and i let it sit one day for hours and it never went past that point..... i really have no idea how to fix it..... i tried taken the battery out and just turning it on with the ac power cord in but it still wont go past the loading screen..... how can i fix it.. thank you
 

Answer:Satelite l305 booting

Have you tried inserting the recovery disks that came with your laptop? If that doesn't work, try going to the BIOS screen before Windows tries to boot and check the boot settings.
 

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Hi,
Is it possible to boot winxp (pro, sp2) from external HDD case connected by USB?
Some previous topics suggest that it is not possible (officially), but one (http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=21996) says that it is. I have tried to search for mentioned method, but with no results (maybe because english is not my native language).
It is very important for me, and I would really appreciate if anyone could give me a hint.
Second question is about "plus" before HDD boot option in BIOS (Phenix afair). Is suggests it is possible to connect more then one disc - if so, then how? Inside laptop, of course, there is no additional room...
Thank you in advance!

Answer:Booting from USB external HDD on Satelite L30

Hi

> I have tried to search for mentioned method, but with no results
As the other threads already suggested it?s not possible to boot from the external USB HDD. You can boot from HDD, CD/DVD, FDD, LAN.

The external USB FDD can be connected to the notebook and you could boot into the dos from the diskette.

By the way; this notebook does not support select bay and you cannot insert a second HDD

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Hello. I have an issue that I need some advice on.
For the last few mornings when I turn on my computer after 6-8 plus hours of not using it, I get this message while the BIOS is booting but before Windows starts:

Overclocking Failed! Please enter setup to re-configured your system.
Press F1 to Run Setup.
Press F2 to load default values and continue.

Now I know how to simply fix this issue by resetting the BIOS and/or if necessary, temporary removing and replacing the jumper pin on the motherboard and/or if *really* necessary, temporary removal and replacement of the CMOS battery. For me, it works by simply resetting the BIOS.

To let you know since this has been happening, I have increased my RAM to 8GB. I had to make some changes to my BIOS like slight voltages increases in DRAM and the motherboard's northbridge and the memory module timings modified. I saved these BIOS changes (as a BIOS profile) to stabilize my 8GB of RAM which seems to work great -- stability issues solved. However, now I have this issue here...

What actually happens is that one the *very first* BIOS booting when powering up my computer, the BIOS does not boot and without the beep from the motherboard's POST BIOS test. My monitor is black while, yet the tower LED shows it is running. I can hear the fan in the tower running fine. I have to manually restart the computer from the reset button and then on the second BIOS boot, the BIOS loads fine, followed by this "Overclock... Read more

Answer:BIOS Booting Issues With Modfied BIOS Saved Profile Now, Need To Stop Booting Issue.

Re: BIOS Booting Issues With Modfied BIOS Saved Profile Now, Need To Stop Booting Iss



BIOS can load without any issuesClick to expand...

Replace the CMOS battery and the messages to run setup will disappear from startup OR keep the computer plugged in and do not turn it off if using a power strip. The current will flow so the CMOS battery is not used to keep the settings, the electric will do that.
 

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After updating the bios on my a100 920 to the latest 5.60 I can no longer boot from USB attached memory sticks or hard drives.

Is this a known problem? Can I revert to an older bios and if so where do I find it? If not how soon will there be a fix, or is there something I can try to fix in the mean time.

Help! It's really frustrating!

Talk about the old "if it aint broke don't fix it" biting me back.

Simon.

Answer:Satellite A100-920 PS9AA: 5.60 BIOS update has broken booting from USB

Hi

Did you really boot from the USB stick???
In my knowledge this is not possible and not supported.
Only the booting from HDD, ODD, LAN or USB FDD is possible but not from USB stick or USB HDD.
But the A100 is a one of the newest notebook series and maybe the booting from USB memory was included.

Did you check the Toshiba HWSetup?? This tool supports different options and you can control the Boot Priority from this utility!
Check in the ?Boot Priority? tab if the USB memory is available and was set as first.

Regarding the BIOS downgrade; I think something like that is not possible because only the newest BIOS versions are available on the Toshiba page.
But if you want, you can contact the ASP in your country for details and maybe the technician could downgrade the BIOS to the second last version.

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Updated the BIOS from the Toshiba Australia website yesterday which has now stopped me booting to Win 7.

There was no apparent problems with the update or flash. I can no longer get into the BIOS settings using F12 and the boot operation stops at the Win logo then the screen goes blank. Tried booting from a Win 7 disc to no avail. Even tried taking out the hard drive.

I suspect Win 7 loads because I can see num lock light come on the keyboard but I just cannot see anything on the screen. On occasions it performs a check disk operation which is visible but finds no errors. I believe a problem occurred during the flash process and I have no idea how to correct it.

Any advice would be much appreciated

Answer:BIOS update has stopped booting Satellite P850 to Win7

Hi

To access the BIOS you need to press F2 button instead of F12 button.
Within the BIOS disable the secure boot option and set the boot mode to CSM mode

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Howdy all, first post here.

I have a Satellite P840, Part PSPJ6A-00h001

Windows 8.

I am having trouble accessing the Bios or the Boot Order. I need to boot from a CD/DVD and I cant get into the options of boot to change the boot order.

I have tried F12 F2 pushing repetitively on boot, holding down F12 and holding for 1 second (as per the manual) with no luck.

What am I missing....I have never not been able to get to boot options before. The only thing is it is Win8 which I am not familiar with.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks

Answer:Satellite P840 - Accessin the Bios or Boot Order from Boot

Perform complete shutdown http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB2B03EY0002R01.htm , restart notebook, press F12 and you will be able to enter boot menu. There you can choose which device should be first bootable device.

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How do I change the BIOS to boot the laptop from DVD?

Answer:How to change in BIOS to boot Satellite C from ODD

What notebook do you have?

In case of notebook with UEFI BIOS you would need to disable the secure boot option in order to boot from external media…

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Hi !

Want to change OS Vista on WXP and BIOS Update Toshiba Windows Vista 1.60-WIN on WXP 5.10-WIN.
When is changed BIOS? Before installation new OS WXP or after.

Thank you.

Answer:Satellite L40-14G Vista: When should I change the BIOS?

Hi

I have read some suggestions here in the forum and some people updated the BIOS after the XP installation and some people updated the BIOS firstly and then have installed the XP OS.
In both cases it was be abele to update the BIOS?

In my personal opinion you should update the XP BIOS firstly and then you could try to install XP.

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I would ask that it's possible to change graphic options in Bios in Toshiba Laptop L-50B-171 ?

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I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro A100 laptop & want to restore it back to the original factory settings.
I have backed up all my date & have the recovery CD - BUT cannot get the CD to load ???

Can some one please explain the procedure to boot from the CD?

Thanks Scotto

Answer:Booting from recovery CD - Satelite Pro A100

Start your notebook and press F12 immediately.
When the list of bootable devices is shown put recovery media into optical disc drive.
Choose CD/DVD device in the list and confirm with ENTER button.
Follow the menu on the screen.

That's it!

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I have a Toshiba Satelite P750. I purchased it December 2011. We were watching a blue ray dvd through the TV connected up with a HDMI cable. Got I think half way through the movie and the laptop froze. Nothing was working, not even CTRL, ALT,Delete. I took the disc out and held the power button to turn it off and disconnected the HDMI cable.

When I tried to restart it. It would come up with a black back lit screen and a flashing '_' in the top left corner. Then it would say +"A Disk read error occurred Press CTRL+ ALT+ Delete to restart"+ Which I did and it would do the same thing over and over.

I saw a couple of forums and tried turning power off, removing the batter and connected only with AC. But same disk error note would occur. Unless I'm doing in the right order and time period.

Is their anything you can suggest? I can get into the boot menu holding the F12 key down. but I not really sure where to go from their. *Please help!!!*

Answer:Satelite P750 - Booting error

Well now I can;t get in to the Boot Menu because I turned the system setup time from normal to fast. So now every time it starts up, it skips the Toshiba sign which has the F2 and F12 selection options to go to boot menu. *HELP!!*

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Hello everyone,

I have a two-year old Toshiba C850D-10W which came with Win7 Premium. After several months of flashing notices suggesting to upgrade to Win10 I decided to give it a go. I was dumb enough not to check whether my laptop would support such upgrade, and I discovered only too late that it wouldn't on the official website.

What happened is that during the installation process, about halfway through (maybe 43%) I got a message saying that the system would restart many times. The problem is, it never got beyond the stage of restarting, and the system is now in a loop whereby a fixed unblinking underscore appears on the upper left corner and stays there for about five seconds. Then the system restarts and the underscore shows up again, and so on forever, no Toshiba logos, no chance to select Safe Mode, nothing. I can enter the BIOS menu and I've tried to boot the system from the back-up DVDs I made when I bought the computer so I could get back to Windows 7 but it doesn't work, the system just doesn't recognise it. The HDD is fine, I've taken it out and opened it on another computer as if it were an external drive and all the files are still there but I can't do anything else.

Any help would much apprectiated, thanks a lot

Answer:Satellite C850D-10W - Win10 upgrading, black screen, bios not booting

Bonjour moi j avais le m?m? problemme
alors ma solution c est une restauration du Pc avec les Cd de r?installation
pour info je pence que les pc ref satellite ne sont pas compatible avec Windows 10
Bien a vous Cdt

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Here is my problem with my A200-1AE (PSAECE) Notebook:
I downloaded the latest BIOS update from the Toshiba download drivers library to install Win XP since finally the drivers are realized. (Note the update clearly stated to run ONLY if you want to install XP on you NB).

So I unzipped the file and after hitting the .exe file it started updating the BIOS on its own without me giving the liberty to do so. Half way the N/B froze for about 20 minutes and as I didn?t know what else to do so I reset it.

Result? The NB does NOT boot. I press the power button, the Hard Drive icon flashes 2-3 times as well as the DVD drive, I get a blank screen and the power cord & power button icons constantly on. I removed the battery and the power cord for 48 hours hoping it will reset the BIOS on its own to no avail.

The BIOS battery is under the touchpad which means I have to disassemble the whole laptop and I am not ready to do so. I don?t know if on the motherboard there are BIOS reset jumpers and I need someone?s help as to what I should do. I am starting to think that things where MUCH easier back to when I just had a desktop PC.

THERE must be something I can do other that taking it to the service center and pay half the value of the laptop in repairs.... PLS HELP I?m desperate....

Answer:Blank screen & no booting after running BIOS update on Satellite A200-1AE

Hi there,

first of all: a notebook is not a desktop and such mobile computer does not have jumpers like a deskop computer. They surely have something to delete the BIOS but I am not so sure IF resetting the BIOS could help you.

I guess you will have to send your machine to a service center for repair because in such cases you will have no other option. Do you have still warranty on this machine?

Greets

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I need help.
I've installed Windows XP Home, and now i can't access to toshiba hwsetup software, to change password or other bios settings.
What i have to do to change bios settings ?

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Satellite 2060cds: What I have to do to change BIOS settings?

Hi Paulo,

The normal access to the BIOS setup is by pressing F2 during the initial power on sequence.

regards,

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I cannot change any hard drive settings in the bios for my satellite A200-1LA
Does this bios not support changing of hard disk parameters eg SATA to IDE?
Bios version is: 5.6

Answer:Cannot change HDD settings in Bios on Satellite A200

As far as I know in advanced BOS settings you can change SATA controller mode only. You can use AHCI or compatibility mode.

I don?t understand why do you think you can use IDE mode. What you want to do exactly?

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Good morning,

I have a Satellite X200-24Z with BIOS 2.50 win32 running Vista home premium 32bit and as my CPU which is an Intel T9300 supports the 64bit, I would like to know if I can change the BIOS to 2.50 64bit and then install Vista and Windows 7 64bit in dual boot.

Thanks to anyone who can help me on this issue.

Ahmed

Answer:Satellite X200-24Z - BIOS change to 64bit?

Hi buddy,

Why it shouldn?t be possible?

So I don?t see a reason why you shouldn?t install new BIOS 2.50 64bit. I think this update would be necessary if you use a 64bit operating system so you can do this!

But in my opinion a dual boot with Vista and Windows 7 makes no sense because they are similar?
I have checked the Toshiba website and there are no drivers for Window s7 64bit so you have to use the Vista 64bit drivers? Or you install Vista 64bit only ;)

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When I boot up the PC and hit F2 for the bios menu I'm directed to the Phonex BIOs where i can only change the date, time , and langue. I can view all setting but cannot modify anything. I was initially going to change the boot sequence to run a dist. or OS. In the field on the right where info about making change normally is it just says "All Items on this menu cannot be madified in user mode. If any items require changes. please consult your system supervisor" *And it says that under advanced, security, others, and boot.
 

Answer:Cannot Change Any Bios Settings in Toshiba Satellite m35

That appears to be a very old Toshiba series which originally came with Windows XP Home Edition.

What's the complete model number on yours?
(2 sets of characters separated by a dash comprise the complete model number)

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I want to change my disk mode to IDE on Toshiba Satellite C50-B but there is no options in my BIOS to change the disk mode. What should I do?

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Hi,
I had received a Toshiba L650 laptop as a gift, and i see that the BIOS is in other language than english.
The OS is in english, so no problems there.
The BIOS is in Swedish, as a friend left me his laptop.

*How can I change the BIOS language???*
Is there an option to do so? or do I have to "flush it" (not really understand what this means)?

+HELP!!!+

Thanks!

Answer:Satellite L650 - How to change BIOS language?

Hi

Most BIOS versions included a language option.
Power up the unit, press F2 in order to get into the BIOS and on the first page you should see a option to change the BIOS language.

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Hi,

Where could I find changelog for new bios version 1.50?

Had anybody any problems with this bios?
Mine laptop (A500 1G2) has ver. 1.20 and I'm considering if it's worth to upgrade becouse anything works fine (maybe fan could run a little bit slower becouse it runs almoust always at 63%).

mazu

Answer:Satellite A500-1G2 - Where to find change log of BIOS v1.50

Hi

I didn?t find change log or any details regarding the BIOS version on Toshiba European driver page but I found some details on the Toshiba US page?
Maybe you should check it?.

And yes? I think the fans will run smoothly after the BIOS update to v.1.50
I read some threads here regarding the A500 and fan noise and it seems that BIOS update should help.

Greets

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I have a big problem with the Toshiba Satellite A10.
I want to re install Windows XP by booting in the CD Rom but by default the Boot is for the HD.

Turning on my laptop, pressins the ESC key and then F1, we have the BIOS menu BUT we can only modify the hour and password.
I don't know how to to to the BOOT PRIORITY windows for changing the setting !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please help me !!!!
I would like to change the Boot setting but impossible in the BIOS menu even by pressin F12 key when laptop starting.

Answer:Satellite A10, How do we change BIOS access Menu ?

Hi nclaude ,

Normally you enter by Turning on the laptop, pressing the ESC key and then F1 the bios.

If you just can modify the time it could be that you no administrative rights in bios.

Maybe you or someone else has entered a Supervisor password to save the bios from unauthorized changes !

But you can also boot up from cd rom by pressing c (for cd Rom) at the boot process.

hope this helps you

br

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I recently installed Windows 10 on my device after my daughter installed it problem free on her own laptop. However, it wiped out my device completely! I used my Android Lenovo Tablet to get onto the Toshiba Website and had to purchase a USB stick with Windows 8.1 to reinstall onto my device. [ Sadly I never backed up my many, many files ~ now rectified! ] ~ In the meantime whilst waiting for the USB stick to arrive, I decided to see if I could still enter the BIOS/CMOS feature ~ I did ~ and for the life of me, do not know what I did wrong for sure, but after adding user and supervisor passwords ~ then thinking better of it ~ so I thought ~ exited without saving changes ~ and found I could not do ANYTHING inside it but LOOK at all the words ~ navigate across the tabs and very little else! ~ I thought once I'd done the whole re-install of 8.1 that everything would be fine again. WRONG!

I was frequently asked for a password as after every restart during the install and subsequent gazillion updates ~ luckily I remembered what one I used ~ and am able to use my device again ~ as long as I STILL use the password I accidentally set up in the BIOS/CMOS! I rebooted and hit F2 entered the BIOS/CMOS and I am still not able to access anything more than Language selection and nowt much else! Can you please help me sort this annoying "bug" out?

Thanks in advance.

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Hello!

I have a Satellite A200-1SM and I would like to install win XP os (at the moment I work with Vista and the latest BIOS for this system). Do I have to flash BIOS of my motherboard or this step is just an option which I do not have to do because XP will work fine without it?

Thx for help :).

Answer:Satellite A200 - BIOS change if installing XP after Vista

Hi

On many threads here on this forum you will find discusions about this.

You can use WXP on your notebook without BIOS upgrade but you will not have the full WXP support. That means you will probably not be able to use full FN ? keys functionality. If you want to have full WXP functionality you must upgrade BIOS to version 5.20, I believe. Check it out on Toshiba BIOS download page.

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Hi,

I've been given an satellite pro 6100 that hadnt been used for some time. Windows wouldnt work so reinstalled it with the correct disk.

when i try and 'activate' windows i get 32777 error message and the laptop is unable to connect with the activation servers which a google leads to me believe that the date/time are incorrect in the bios.

I know to press esc to get access to the bios but there is no option to change date and time in there. i have set the correct date/time in windows but this doesnt seem to synch with the bios. i have updated to the latest bios version but this still does not help.

how can i change or update the time in the bios?

thanks

Answer:Satellite Pro 6100 - How to change date/time in BIOS

Hello

I doubt that time and date setting in BIOS does affect the Windows activation? Even the Windows time doesn?t affect this in my opinion. There must be another reason for this problem.
Can you activate Windows via phone?

Normally the date/time in BIOS can you change if you mark the date or time then press ?+? or ?-? key to change this. Sometimes you have to press PageDown/Up depending on the BIOS or notebook model.
Usually in BIOS setup you can find a short info how to change the values.

Check this!!!

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I have a Satellite A50. I need to restore it to factory default by DVD recover, what must I do to boot from DVD?

The default boot priority is HDD and no longer bootable because has been formatted. My BIOS is password protected, how can I change boot priority? After Inserting the password, its always boot from HDD.

Thanks

Answer:Re: Satellite A50 - How can I change boot priority with BIOS password?

The boot priority you can change in the BIOS.
Go into the BIOS with ?ESC?, enter your password and there you can change it.
But don?t forget to save changes.

That?s all and then you can boot from CD.

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I have updated BIOS to version 2.10, and now in BIOS I don't have possibility change graphic memory... How can I change graphic memory now? (Don?t have backup old BIOS).

Satellite L-30-115 (SL30E), graphic: ATI Radeom Xpress 200M

Answer:Satellite L-30 - After BIOS update cannot change graphic memory value

Hi. If you have ATI x200m and you would like to increase the Vram to 256MB, install XP's software+driver and you will be able to change the Vram. This function is not supported in BIOS setting and Vista.

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Dear forum,

Toshiba's online and paper manuals for my Satelite L40-19C mention the possibility to use BIOS-Setup passwords, but withholds how to set, change, or remove it. (AMI BIOS ...CRESTLINE-TOS...) On it's website the company seems to hush up about it as well.
The L40-19C's utility "Toshiba-Assist" does not offer a posibility to work on the BIOS.

I tried to set the password by intuition, and it worked. Weeks later I tried to remove it: I typed in the old password and left the field for the new password blank. That's the usual procedure to delete a BIOS-Setup password.
At the next boot up, however, the BIOS asked for a password. No password worked: Not the old one, nor just ENTER - nothing.

So, by obscuring a vital function of a product, Toshiba rendered my notebook useless. If I hadn't been in a position to delete the contents of the BIOS-CMOS (yes, it is possible without paid service), I may have held the company legally responsible.
There are explicit laws about insufficient documentation in Germany.

I like to use the BIOS-Setup password function for obvious reasons of security and certainly like to spare Toshiba the embarrassment to return my money for fumbled documentation.

I prefer greatly to receive a correct, complete and understandable documentation by Toshiba on how to use all of the product's functions, including all of the BIOS-Setup password functions. And of course I like to see - for the benefit of all L40 users of this foru... Read more

Answer:Satellite L40-19 - Need instruction for BIOS password set, change, removal

The BIOS Password is a security feature to deter theft and protect data. So obviously Toshiba wont allow us to post instructions on how to remove password, or place this information in the users manual.

To remove a password, the unit should be sent with the Proof of Purchase to an Authorized Service Center for password removal.

If the unit malfunctioned and the BIOS Password set itself, then the unit should be sent to an ASP for repair.


Have you updated the BIOS? Its important to have the latest BIOS on portable PC's.

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hi guys,

recently bought a satellite A100-756 laptop with 1.86Ghz intel core duo. when looking in the BIOS (version 2.00) the only options available to me for dynamically CPU frequency mode are 'always low, or dynamically switchable'. there is no option to set the CPU to run at 'always high'. my friend who has a 2yr old satellite said that on his model there is the option to set it to 'always high'.

Toshiba HWSetup also only lists the dynamic cpu frequency mode options as either being 'always low or dynamically switchable'. I was wondering if anyone actually has the option to set it to always high, or if there is an update to the Bios or Toshiba software that would enable that option for 'alyways high'?

cheers for any help people!!

Answer:Satellite A100-756: No option in BIOS to change CPU usage

Hi,

You have a option in the Toshiba Power saver, CPU Frequency under Basic option. Check this.

By

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Hi,

I have a Toshiba Satellite P850 laptop and have recently come across a gaming problem which has required me to change the graphics settings in my BIOS from 64mb to 128mb.

I have been able to acess my BIOS on my windows 8.1 operating system but when I get onto my BIOS I cant find where to acess the chipsets and change the graphics settings. I've looked long and hard all day for a solution and haven't found a single one which relate to my BIOS (version 6.70). It would be much appreciated for any help you can offer.

Specs:

Processor: Intel i7
OS: windows 8.1
BIOS: 6.70

Dan.

Answer:Satellite P850 - how to change graphics settings in BIOS?

Hello Dan

As far as I know such settings don't exist and if notebook has shared memory it runs automatically.
In the past Toshiba has never offered such options in BIOS and until now nothing has changed.

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I have a satellite A300-1BZ running Windows vista home premium. For some reason, it has intermittentlystarted asking for a BIOS or startup password when I power it on. I have never set this password myself and have no idea how or where to look to remove it.

I can power up if I remove the battery without it asking for this password, but If I power off and power up again then it asks for it again. Any advice apprecieated.

Thanks.
Chris

Answer:How can I change/remove the BIOS password on Satellite A300?

The whole story is somehow strange. BIOS password cannot be set from alone.
Does someone else use your notebook?

> I can power up if I remove the battery without it asking for this password, but If I power off and power up again then it asks for it again.
To be honest I don?t understand this. If you understand you right you can use your notebook and bypass BIOS password if you start notebook on AC power supply only, right?
But with battery inside it starts and ask for BIOS password?

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Hi everyone....

Why is it in the Sat L100 laptop there is no option in the BIOS -> advanced where in i can change the disk i.e. to SATA?
I've seen it in another Toshiba laptop

Answer:Satellite L100 - How to change SATA mode in BIOS options

Hi

If such option is NOT available in BIOS then you will be no able to change this!!!
In such case the HDD controller will say in SATA mode and if you want to install an operating system then you need to install the SATA drivers firstly!

Bye

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I updated my Satellite P75-A7200 BIOS to version 1.40



The changelog says:
Updated: Intel ME firmware to ME9.0_1.5M_9.0.20.1447 for Windows 8.1



After flashing successfully, I checked the Intel ME firmware version using Intel's MEINFO. It shows the ME firmware version as 9.0.2.1345, which is the same version as before.



Why is it not upgrading the ME firmware. Is anyone here experiencing this problem?

Answer:Satellite P75-A7200: No change of Intel ME firmware after BIOS update

Hi

As I can see you have an US notebook model so try to post your question on US Toshiba forum. I presume you will have better chance to get some answer there.

Toshiba US support Forum

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hi there

toshiba c50-a230 (PSCG8V) , win10 32bit

so a classic question...i want to install ubuntu alongside with windows 10 and im stuck in first stape

so how to go to bios settings and configure device for dualboot options??

thank you.

Answer:Satellite C50-A230 - how to change BIOS settings for dual boot

I think first of all you should create an Toshiba recovery medium before you would start to upgrade or install any other systems.
The recovery disk can be created using the preinstalled software “Toshiba Recovery Medium Creator”.

So after this medium has been created, you could upgrade the system to Windows 10.
After that you would need to create an partition for Linux installation.

I could recommend you the freeware software called Gparted.
You could create an bootable USB stick containing Gparted in order to create additional partition.

Note: in BIOS some changes has to be done in order to be able to boot from external sources (DVD or USB). Secure boot must be disabled and in case the new system will not support UEFI, the boot mode must be changed (from UEFI to CSM)

But as far as I know Ubuntu supports UEFI so it should be possible to install this OS in connection with UEFI mode.

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Hi

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

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

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

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

Any help will be highly appreciated.

Regards
lejoe

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

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

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

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

Greets

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Good Morning

I have a toshiba satellite C845-sp4207kl, it turns out that my hard drive 500gb miscarried which came often when you bought it, well, now I bought another disc with the same features but is it recognizes but when I put the Windows CD to install, I can not do it, and I tried several installation cd and nothing further I should point out that entered the F12 recovery with no options but I get HDD rECOVERY.

I tried it with other Fujitsu 120GB disk; It recognizes and allows me to format normally.

Please tell me what are the possible solutions

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I had to put a new HDD in my laptop the other day and since then the touchpad has become extremely sensitive. It keeps moving the cursor to random points in my text which means I type a load of nonsense most of the time!

I have tried to find ways of adjusting mouse sensitivity but to no avail. Any one have any suggestions please!?

Answer:How to change mouse sensitivity on my Satelite L500-1XL?

Generally speaking mouse sensitivity (touch sensitivity) can be defined in advanced mouse settings (Properties for Synaptics touchpad).
You can find it if you open control panel > mouse properties > Device settings tab > settings.
When Synaptisc properties are open go to pointing > sensitivity. There you can change options for touch sensitivity

Test it please. I really hope this will help you.

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Hello all,
Just bought this laptop from ebay and I am looking to upgrade my current BIOS (A03) to the latest one (A23). But I am not able to install this latest BIOS (A23) unless my current BIOS is (A05). I follow the instruction on Dell support site and trying to download (A05) but it does not show anything in the links.
Where can I find this (A05) BIOS for my laptop?
Here is the instruction provided by Dell Driver and Download:
Note:
1. Please note that if the A04 or before A04 BIOS is currently installed on your system, you must first update to A05 BIOS and then flash to the latest A-rev BIOS.A05 link: www.dell.com/.../DriverDetails2. Please note that if the A05 or after A05 BIOS and before A08 is currently installed on your system, you must first update to A08 BIOS and then flash to the latest A-rev BIOS.A08 link: www.dell.com/.../DriverDetails
Looking forward for your assistant and thanks in advance for all your help.

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I know how to use bios and there are a few values that i need to change in bios, but no matter what i press i cant get it to enter bios. The computer itself has no issues loads fine just cant bring up Bios no matter what i press. Its driving me mental.

I've tried the follow

F1
F2
Esc
Delete

All at different times, or held for different times. Is there some mixture of bottoms i've got to press?

Answer:Satelite Pro L300 - BIOS Issues

Press F2 when you see the Toshiba Slashscreen.

If you shut down in Suspend or Hibernation Mode, you cannot enter the BIOS. So ensure you shut down Windows completely.

You can also change the BIOS settings in Toshiba Assist or HWSetup.

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