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Satellite C70D-A-11D - no sound, random

Question: Satellite C70D-A-11D - no sound, random

So I bought this laptop a few months ago.
For the past few weeks the Laptop stopped playing sound.
I watched a stream in Chrome.

So actually I should be able to see the sound playing in the mixer.
But I wasn't able to play any sound or get any deflection in the mixer.

Then I installed Speccy and as this administration window popped up a sound was played and it worked.

I have no idea why the sound stopped working and why it started again.
Is someone able to help me?

I am using Windows 8.1

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Answer: Satellite C70D-A-11D - no sound, random

The main thing is that you have sound again. It is not easy to say what was wrong there.
Have you installed some updates or anything else that can be responsible for this sound issue?

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I have buy a Satellite C70D-A-11T and pass it on Windows 7 64 bits Home Premium.
I install all the drivers and I haven't any problems.

When I want to connect it to my TV for first time, I discover there is no sound on the TV.
I try to go on the speaker (near the clock of windows), right click, sound, first tab (I think it is "Playback" in english... I have a french Windows) and my device (TV) doesn't appear.

I come back on Toshiba Support website to download the last driver "HDMI Audio driver" for my laptop, I connect the cable, and it appear in the sound properties. I select it as my default device and the sound come right from my TV.

Great !

But when I restart my laptop (with or without the HDMI cable), the TV disappear from the list in the sound properties, the only one solution to recover the sound is to reinstall the HDMI Audio Driver.
If I start the driver installation with the "advanced" option, I have the list of drivers to install and I see all drivers are already installed, but the HDMI Audio Driver will be upgraded... I install it and it work until the next restart.

Could you explain me why the version of the driver don't stay on the system, and how to make it work without reinstall it everyday ?

Thanks a lot for your help.


Answer:Satellite C70D-A-11T - Sound doesn't work with HDMI

Anybody here ? :(

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Hello everybody,
the Toshiba Sat C70D-B-317 (PSCLEE01L009FR) is on it's way and I don't have it for the moment but I would like to know if there is a way to add some Ram to this machine without opening everything?
Also, is it possible to change the HD in the future in the same conditions?

sorry, but it's my first PC laptop and as a Mac user I'm completely lost with all these models and different serial numbers.

I thank you in advance for your answer.


Answer:Satellite C70D-B-317 - Ram upgrade

1. yes you can upgrade your RAM, This laptop has 2 slots with one 4GB standard so if you would you can put one more 4GB. With 2x4 you have Dual-channel and that works much faster than single

I don't know if your HDD can e upgraded. When it's not possible you can always buy a external HDD

I hope i helped you


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My wive purchase this computer coupple of months ago. It was from the beginning ferry slow on windows 8
The wurst laptop we ever had. We feel robbed of our money.

2 months ago we started with Ubuntu. It Still slow. IS there anybody with the same problems?



Answer:Satellite C70D-A-108 is very slow

Hi Marco

I don't have this notebook model and cannot confirm what you wrote but fact is that almost all new notebooks are pretty slow at the beginning. Many applications are set to start with Windows and this, of course, slows down boot time.
Windows updates are also set to automatic so in the background the machine will download and install many updates so this will slow down your machine rapidly.

In my opinion you should install original OS that you got with this machine and optimize it a bit.
Remove all useless stuff, change start-up option and disable automatic Windows updates.
In the past I have noticed that original preinstalled antivirus is also responsible for notebook?s performance so I don't use original preinstalled application but my own version of Avir Antivir and it runs perfectly.

Check all these options and I hope your machine will run much better than before.

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I want to upgrade RAM with additional 4 GB but at the bottom of the notebook there is no RAM cover so I don't have access to the RAM slots.
I don't want to cancel valid warranty so I don't want to open it alone.
What should I do ???

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Answer:RAM upgrade on Satellite C70D-B-302


You can contact nearst Toshiba service provider and ask for help. They can do this for you.

Addresses and phone numbers you can find on

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i see that the site don't provide all download drivers. In the device management I have still 2 drivers missing
pci encryptions/decryption controller and unknown device.

Can someone help me out with it?

Answer:Need some drivers for my Satellite C70D-B-10U

According notebook specification your machine was delivered with preinstalled Win8.1 64BIT ML.
Original preinstalled version is perfectly configured with all necessary drivers.

The question is: what are you doing with your machine?
Do you try to use some older Windows version?

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I have a C70D-A-107 and want to speed up this notebook. Already placed 4gb extra memory so the notebook has now 8gb internal. I doubt whether it is usefull to put in 2x8gb. I think the processor is just to slow. It has a AMD E1-2100 inside. Is it possible to put in another (faster) processor?

Answer:Speed-up Satellite C70D-A-107

The Satellite C70D-A-107 was equipped with an AMD Essentials E1-2100 Accelerated CPU (1,00 GHz, 1 MB L2 Cache)
It’s not the fastest CPU therefore the notebook performance isn’t the best…

But CPU upgrade isn’t officially supported by notebook manufacturer... therefore I don’t think that you will be able to upgrade the CPU…

I read about successful Intel CPU upgrades but did not meet anyone who was able to perform an upgrade with an AMD CPU

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Good evening,

I'm sorry to disturb,
but I find myself in a situation to which I find no solution,
that's why I come here asking for some help.

A friend has just purchased the following laptop:
- Satellite C70D-B-307

but the worry is that apparently it is impossible to have access to the HDD recovery to execute the factory restoration.
I try all possible solutions that I find on the web and none of it works.

what to do ?

does Toshiba sell the recovery DVDs that will restore the computer to its factory state?

Thank you very much .

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Just bought a Satellite C70D with Win 8.1. Everything works (as far as I know until know), except boot from DVD. I disabled in the bios the Secure Boot and changed the boot order to DVD first, then USB and then HDD. The DVD drive starts, but then it skips to the HDD and Windows is started. First time I tried there was a message like "DVD boot not supported" or something like that.
The DVD is bootable, so that is not the problem.
I would like to install Linux Mint alongside Windows.
Anyone solved this problem already?

Answer:Satellite C70D - How to boot from DVD

Update: changing from UEFI to CMS in the BIOS Advanced tab makes it possible to boot from DVD, but Windows won't boot anymore.... Is there any possibility to boot from DVDE and still be able to start Windows as well?

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I'm looking for a new display for my Toshiba Satellite C70D-A-11K!

Please help!

Answer:Need new display for my Satellite C70D-A


The Satellite C70D-A-11K was equipped with the 17.3" LED color LCD panel with the supporting max resolution of 1600 x 900 px
You should be able to order such display panel from local Toshiba authorized service provider or you could check some 3rd part online dealers who provide compatible notebook parts…

As I mention above: you should look for the 17.3" panels.

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My girlfriend bought me a new Toshiba laptop C70D-B-10U (my second Toshiba), it is a good laptop apart from the speakers they are terrible. I didn't want my first post to be a complaint but, Toshiba cut corners when it put the speakers in this series of laptops.

Or have I not set them right has anyone else had this problem, any ideas or solutions thank you.

Answer:Bad Speakers on Satellite C70D-B-10UM

I think your notebook has only small stereo speakers and the sound is not the best. I have Satellite S50-B with Harman/kardon speakers and sound is really good.

You can try to change sound options but if you want to have better sound I’m afraid you need external speakers, Maybe BT speakers.

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I have 2 issues with my new Satellite C70D-B-32U.
When I put it in sleep mode, it does. But after about 5 minutes, it goes automatically to hibernate. This I don't want. And I don't want to disable hibernate, because I do use it when the laptop is not in use for longer periods. The power settings in control panel do not reflect this behaviour. In the settings, I specified that the laptop should never go to hibernate. Hybrid state is disabled.

And secondly, more importantly. Whenever it goes to hibernate, I can only wake it up with the power button. Not with the (internal) keyboard, not with the usb mouse. I would like an option to wake it from hibernate by pressing any key on the keyboard. In bios power on keyboard is set to on. Is there anything else I can change to have this available?
Actually if issue 1 is solved and the laptop stays in sleep mode, this issue is also solved since from sleep I can wake on a mouseclick which is also fine.

The OS is windows 8.1

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My question is in the subject line. If anyone has done this I would appreciate some tips.

regards Stuart

Answer:Can I replace the HDD in my Satellite C70D-B -00P model with an SSD?

Generally speaking yes, you can do this but problem is that your notebook model doesn't have HDD cover at the bottom side.
To have full access to the HDD the bottom cover must be removed completely but it should be done by authorized service only.

Of course you can try to do it alone but I?m afraid you may lose the warranty.
If possible contact nearest Toshiba service provider in your country, explain the situation and ask for help.

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Hi There,

I have had a Satellite C70D for about 18 months now, but have not used it in the past year as I have been disputing with customer services about the windows licence for the machine as I lost it when I formatted the original hard drive before installing an SSD and they wouldnt send me a copy of it. I have now bitten the bullet and bought a windows 10 licence again. However since building the machine a few days ago, I have been having a couple of issues and as it is now out of warranty, I cannot contact customer support (Who I found unhelpful even when it was in warranty!)

The first issue is when I boot up the machine, occasionally the keyboard will not work, I cannot type the BitLocker pin and I have to remove the battery and press and hold the power button for 10 seconds, this then fixes the issue for a few reboots before it goes again.

The second is that occasionally it will boot up with a red x next to the WiFi symbol, but it detects the WiFi card, usually a reboot fixes this but not always. I have reseated the card and still no avail.

Can anyone shed any light on what may be causing this? The BIOS is up-to-date as are all of the drivers.

Thanks in advance for your help

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Hi All,

I have an Satellite C70D-A-11D ... when I use once the FN Key to do a Print Screen or use the Screen-Zoom on the Space Key...

I am not able to use the Keynumbers 1 to 4 neither the space Key to enter a space between two always change between the bigger screen solution or the normal solution...

I only can change the FN Key again after change the settings in Display settings and after a reboot...
So I cant use FN without a reset with the F1 to F12 Key use and a reboot...

Normaly the FN Key works only if it is pressed...if not the normal Function of the Keys 1 to 4 or F1 to F12 will work if configured in the settings, or not?

What to do?

Kind regards

Answer:Satellite C70D-A-11D Function Key deactivate after use

First of all you can change between the special function key mode (without pressing FN key) or normal (standard) mode (Hold Fn first to use standard F1-F12 functions.)

This function can be changed in BIOS.
In BIOS go to Advanced -> System configuration

Check this option.

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Hi all,

My grandmother recently bought this Toshiba, mostly i recommend people a Toshiba but this is going to far.

I wasn't aware that she bought a laptop untill she called me and said she needs help because she never worked with such a slow computer as this Toshiba.

So my question is

How much logic does Toshiba has? I mean putting 6GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM ( ok nice for a casual laptop ) doesn't quite fit with a >>1GHz<< processor. for the rest the specs aren't terrible.

Can somebody explain me why this laptop has a 1GHz processor with 6GB of RAM. this doensn't makes sence at all

I've a angry grandmother xD with a crappy laptop so I builded quick a pc for her where so does her work on for now

Answer:Satellite C70D-B-108 - Slowest laptop I've ever saw

Originally Posted by Jamie Legends

Hi all,

My grandmother recently bought this Toshiba, mostly i recommend people a Toshiba but this is going to far.

I wasn't aware that she bought a laptop untill she called me and said she needs help because she never worked with such a slow computer as this Toshiba.

So my question is

How much logic does Toshiba has? I mean putting 6GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM ( ok nice for a casual laptop ) doesn't quite fit with a >>1GHz<< processor. for the rest the specs aren't terrible.

Can somebody explain me why this laptop has a 1GHz processor with 6GB of RAM. this doensn't makes sence at all

I've a angry grandmother xD with a crappy laptop so I builded quick a pc for her where so does her work on for now

AMD E1-2100, 6 GB, 17.3 inch, 1600x900, AMD Radeon HD 8210, 750 GB,
that realy makes no sense they even put in a decent gpu and bottleneck it whit a 1ghz low budget AMD E1-2100.
ow well logic sometimes .
i hope it works out for ur grandmother

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since i bought it, always been slow

tried win 8.1 an now win 10 (also from scratch)

tried chrome and firefox

tried all updates on the official website

tried other hard driveS

on the task manager, processor OR hard drive (sometimes both) are always over 90% when doing NOTHING and 99% when i click any icon or link

streaming movies is realy difficult, youtube is quite impossible and i don't even talk about gaming
do you have any issue for this problem ?

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my image flickers once regularly, get different colors / stripes image ; and especially when I Moves MyScreen and HE charge the laptop Horrible Slow on Since My Screen Flickers

Answer:Screen is flickering on my Satellite C70D-A


It is not easy to understand your problem.
Do you use your notebook with original Windows that you got with your notebook or maybe own OS version?

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touchpad works fine, but can't scroll with it. Already tried changing option in the menu of the touchpad, but there is no scroll-function.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Mr. Forster

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After a regular shutdown I cannot boot the system anymore.
System starts but does not boot.

Referring to the manual (section 6, solutions of problems) I tried to hit [F12] after power on but nothing happened.
Same when hitting [F2].

My impression is that something failed on hard disk drive.

P.S. system has Win10 installed.

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I have a Satellite C70D-A-114...

i hardly used it because it was slow

so i wanted to sell it

first i wanted to set it back to factory settings

doing that, in that process i seem to have deleted all files

so now i get message no bootable disc etc.

Tried everything, there is simply no recovery file

So where can i find such a file for free? It's just not normal that it is not on the site.

Answer:Need recovery files for my Satellite C70D-A-114

All you can find for free are all drivers, tools and utilities. Original recovery image (software package) is not for free and if you need it you must order recovery disc directly by Toshiba.

You can order it on

By the way: in user’s manuals document is clearly described how you can create recovery installation disc. I’m wondering you didn’t make it in the past.

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I picked up a brand new c70d-b-10u today from a well known retailer.
I turned it on, set the language, gave a computer name, hooked up to a wi fi and then it asked for Other User Password!

I never entered a password to start with so why is it asking for one?

I cannot get to the shop again until next week and urgently need to get up and running.

Any ideas greatly received.

Answer:Brand new Satellite C70D-B-10U wants a password?

Try to recover the notebook once again using the HDD recovery option.

The recovery procedure would reset the notebook back to factory settings… usually after that no passwords should be set…

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Can't get my microphone and webcam working under Win7 64.
Drivers not available on the download section of Toshiba.

What to do please?

Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-310 PSCLEE.

Answer:Satellite C70D-B-310 - Webcam and Microphone not working

All essential and necessary Win 7 64bit drivers for Satellite C70D-B are available on Toshiba EU driver page.

The single webcam driver isn?t available because as far as I know the Toshiba Value Added Package already contains the essential driver to get the webcam working.

The mic is part of the webcam and should be chosen in control panel ? sound ? recording tab

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Since I bought my laptop Satellite C70D-B-300 i still having some problems:
1) I cannot turn off the laptop,(the screen turn off but laptop still running), even I cannot close session
2) Start menu and windows apps sometimes I cannot open (if I click nothing happen)
3) 3/4 times a day the laptop get in crash, I cannot do nothing, I need to shut down with power button (press for 10sec) even with ctrl+alt+del doesn't work
4) new problems with windows 10, i cannot open store, sometimes cortana and star menu doesn't work so I need to restart...but I guess is windows problem not toshiba

thanks in advance

Answer:Satellite C70D-B-300 doesn't work properly

There are too many problems.
In my opinion you should reinstall original recovery image and test notebook functionality with “factory settings” again.

Is this an option for you?

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Ever since I purchased my machine, I have been dogged with a blue screen and a reboot...once, however, I ha to take it back to the point of sale, because it just would not reboot.

The error screen in question is: 0xa0000001. What is going on?
I get this two - three times a night. how do I sort it? I'm not a geek and would like plain and simple instructions to understand....


Answer:Satellite C70D - blue screen 0xa0000001

0xa0000001 is not a usual BSOD code. Usually its something like 0x000000xx

Does the BSOD display a system file?

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My mousepad doesn' work as it should. I tried to deblock with FN+F5, only F5, FN+F9, ... but nothing helps.
All I can do is move the cursor and use the mousepad when keeping the left mouse button at the same time.
Anyone a solution?

Answer:Satellite C70D - impossible to deblock mousepad

To be honest I’ve never heard about such touchpad behaviour.
Have you tested all touchpad settings?
If there is option to set all of them on default settings please do this and test functionality again.

Anyway, best hardware test is to reinstall operating system and check touchpad functionality with “factory settings”.

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Hi everyone, new to this,

but purchased a toshiba c70d-b-30d laptop, the thing is its stall installing running up all was going well until i was asked if i wanted to upgrade from windows 8 to 10,

i pressed yes and thats where it has been for ages, i must admit after 3 hours i thought it was done as screen looked good, but without testing performance i shut down,

turning on again this morning ready to use it looked good but would do nothing,
so thought i would do a restart and it went into keep your pc on until this is done installing 1 of 1 its been hours now,

any ideas how i can sort this,

many thank for any replies peter

Answer:Satellite C70D-B-30D - Windows 10 upgrade issue

Power off the notebook.

Then power up the unit again and press F12.
Now you should see the Advanced boot menu.
Here choose HDD recovery
Then choose language and keyboard.
Then Troubleshoot -> Advanced options ->Automatic Repair.

Hope it helps.

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Hey guys,

can you help me please? I need to know which wireless adapter is built into the Satellite C70D-A PSCENE.
I assume its a Atheros. But what model exactly? Need to know this because I want to install the adapter in Windows 7.


Answer:Which WLAN card has Satellite C70D-A (PSCENE)?

It must have Realtek RTL8188EE WLAN card inside.
Can you find right driver for it?

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I have a satellite C70D-C-10 whit a AMD K16 processor and I want to know how to enable virtualization.
I've been seeing in the BIOS but I saw no options for that.

Answer:How to enable virtualization on Satellite C70D-C10V

Did you got an answer ? am also looking for the same answer. Mine C50D AMD E1 processor

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Hello i'm new here :)

i bought a new Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-108 but the Fn button doesnt work. Does somebody know i can fix it? The laptop runs on Windows 8 with a "classic shell".

Answer:The FN button doesn't work on my new Satellite C70D

Check please settings for ?Function keys mode?. There are two ways to use F keys:
-Special function mode ? use F keys only
-Standard F1 ? F12 mode ? use FN+Fx key

Check the settings please.

By the way: do you use original preinstalled Win8.1 that you got with your machine?

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I am new to this forum and purchased a Satellite C70D yesterday.
I went thru set up, It asked me for my email and password.

I entered this and the next time I logged in there was my hotmail profile photo.
I entered my password - no problem. I changed the language from Spanish to English etc etc.

I switched it on this morning and got the Toshiba Logo - then it went to blank screen and there was a large data entry box asking me for a password. I tried the same one and I get another screen showing a red data entry box saying "VERIFY ERROR!! Please reenter to continue!!


Can anyone help me please. I am operating windows 8.1



Answer:Satellite C70D asks me for my email and password

I think I must be in the operating system as there is no need to click on the box to enter a password!!
I have no recovery disks

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ODD on my Satellite C70D-A-11E (05.2014) won?t to read DVDs anymore. It doesn't matter which one I try it simply doesn't work.
Latest driver is installed.

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Answer:ODD on my Satellite C70D-A-11E wont read DVDs anymore


If optical disc drive is installed properly maybe is reading lens dirty. Try to clean it up.

Other way, if your ODD can read CDs but not DVDs it can also be hardware malfunction. The reading lens cannot be calibrated properly and cannot find the right position to read DVD media.

In such case ODD must be exchanged.

Try to clean lens up and check if the problem persists. If yes contact nearest Toshiba service provider and ask for help.

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Satellite C70D-B-105Artikelnummer : PSCLCE-004007DUPLEASE anyone... correct link for drivers for microphone input ?

Answer:Satellite C70D-B-105 microphone missing after windows update

Missing microphone?
Does it mean that microphone is not listed in sound properties > Recording device?

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Please need help . I need schematic diagram or data sheet for toshiba satellite c70d-B110

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Hey Guys,
Sorry for my english.
I am a german Guy and i search for help with my notebook.
When i start the notebook it ask me for a password. (BIOS or CMOS) i can't geht into the BIOS or start a windows or something like this only try to Type in a password.

Thanks for your help

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Keys 3 5 7 8 9 0 = rows numeric pad 3 5
all function keys do nothing at all ..........

I had similar problem with C670-11M I therefore put back to WIN 8.1

That can not C70D since that is new .....................
Where can I find the right drivers ??

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I have a toshiba C70D-B-306 (psclee) laptop and I reinstalled windows 8.1 from a seperate DVD because i exchange the default harddrive for a fast ssd disk.

Everything works but in my device manager I have 2 unknown devices listed (with exclamation mark), as far as I know I downloaded all available drivers from toshiba support website for this laptop and installed them but the 2 unknown devices simply will not disappear.

Can someone tell me which driver I exactly need for these 2 devices?

The 2 devices are:

As mentioned, i allready downloaded all drivers for this laptop and installed them, windows is ofcourse up-to-date. Also I let windows search for drivers on the Internet and on the whole drive, but no drivers where found.

Who can give me the golden tip?

Answer:Satellite C70D-B-306 - 2 unknown devices in device list

There is a good method in order to find out what drivers are missing.
First of all you should check the DEV (device) and VEN (vendor) IDs

Here is an short instruction how to find this details:

Knowing the device and vendor ID, it should not be a big deal to get the right drivers.

At the other hand you should install also additional Toshiba software (Toshiba System Driver) released for Win 8.1
Please note also that there are two Win 8.1 driver areas: ?Win 8.1 update? and ?Win 8.1 32bit/64bit? categories
In case you would not find all drivers within the Win 8.1 update check also the Win 8.1 32bit/64bit categories.

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Hi there

Pretty much every time I turn on my laptop I am being asked to enter in the date, it defaults to 1.1.2015. Does anyone know why this is happening and how I can overcome this issue? Just to be clear this happens right at the point of turning the computer, i.e. before Windows even starts to load up. It must be date/time settings of the device.

Thanks for your help in advance


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Hi there,

I was bought the above model of laptop for an early Christmas present which usually sits down in the living room, my old Satellite Pro sat down there with no issues however with this device the wireless signal is very low and I appear to be having it sitting right next to the wireless router (which is located upstairs in my sons bedroom), I wondered if there's any steps I could take to improve the signal?

It baffles me how a new system has such a poor wireless signal when my old Satellite Pro which was 6 years old had no wireless issues whatsoever.

My other issue is from the moment I switched the laptop on (yesterday when it was delivered) the updates on Windows Update are slow or don't start at all, is this an issue or just normal?

I'd appreciate any help or input at all, thank you.

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Hi all,

excuse the new thread but I haven't found any answers anywhere online, just speculation and it's for different models.

So I have a C70D-B-10U, running windows 7 64bit pro. When I formatted it and updated everything, it just kept crashing when trying to play back videos on Windows Media Player. I cleaned the inside and replaced thermal paste, updated to even newer drivers, and started using VLC as my default media player. It rarely crashed BUT it always does when I try to start playing games (nothing heavy - League of Legends). Laptop seems to be doing well with memory tests, no faults detected.

I've read that this could be caused by:
Faulty GPUFaulty BatteryFaulty PSUBad Capacitors on the MOBO

Has anyone had any similar experience? I've reinstalled Windows and it's the same story. If it's a motherboard issue, I guess it would be better to just get a new one?


Answer:Satellite C70D-B-10U no warning crash (power, GPU or capacitors)

Update: I decided to test the RAM and it seems like it can't handle 8GB. Both 4GB sticks work on any slot, but when I have all of it on the machine it crashes. Do you think it is a motherboard issue?

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I have problems with rebooting my Satellite C70D-B-108 laptop.
Factory installation doesn't work.

When i want to instal windows 10 i get a error code 0x80080005-0x90016.


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I have since week 1 Series Toshiba Satellite C70D-A-11E notebook,
Unfortunately, I am at the moment not really satisfied with the image.. game lags because my graphics.

My question is where can you find how much I consume from the 4 GB.

And where I can set that I consume more or less. since it is a separable memory yes.

My English is not perfect. hope someone understands.

Please reply

Answer:Satellite C70D-A: game lags due to graphic chip?


Well, I?m wondering why you purchased a unit with an internal (part of CPU) graphic chip if you want use the notebook for gaming?

The notebook supports the AMD Radeon HD 8400 graphics which is part of AMD Quad-Core A6-5200 CPU.
Such GPU is similar to Intel HD GPU which is also part of Intel CPUs.

Such internal graphic cards are not really designed for gaming? of course you would be able to run and to play a game but don?t expect too much?

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I've added this Satellite C70D-A-111 to an existing network which includes an printer.
Other devices can print OK but not this Toshiba.
The message is "Printer is in Error State".

If I connect the Toshiba to the printer via USB, it prints OK.

Can somebody steer me in the right direction please?

Answer:Satellite C70D-A-111 - Can't print using network printer but USB connection works

Do you use this printer at home or in your company?
I mean if you use it in your company ask system administrator for help.

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I like to download the latest release of the Utility Display for Satellie C70D-B Windows 10.

How can I do ?

Thank You

Answer:Latest display driver download for Satellite C70D-B-307 - Windows 10

Windows 10 is able to download and update the display driver automatically…
Go to device manager, choose the graphic card and click above on DRIVER UPDATE

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Hello everybody,
brand new C70D two days old, if I want to look a Youtube video full screen after a few minutes, the C70D stops, blue screen with a message : your computer gets a problem, we collect informations ect.
After a restart the same problem comes again a few minutes later.
I have 14 days to accept this machine, but if it's a graphic card problem I prefer to return it to the vendor.

I thank you in advance for your answer.


Answer:Satellite C70D sops after a few minutes with YouTube full screen

It's me again after viewing this youtube video :

I've try but after more than 40 minutes, the little C70D stops again :-(
Anyone with a solution ?

For the rest as a Mac user, with for the first time with a PC, not bad at all.
Firefox, Thunderbird, FileZilla, Open Office, Processing are working fine.


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Would be grateful for any advice to remove the back panel.

I've removed battery, ~16 screws + 1 tiny screw at the optical drive and whilst it does 'unclick' everywhere else, there seems to be something stopping the panel being removed just above the battery compartment and don't want to force it.

Even our IT guys at work cannot work it out.

PLEASE new laptop is very slow so have purchased RAM but can't access the back.

Answer:Satellite C70D-B-30D: How to access back panel after ~16 screws removed

At first I must say that you should not remove bottom cover alone because it will cancel valid warranty. If there is no RAM cover, RAM should be exchanged or upgraded by authorized personal only.

I know every of us think it is easy to do and want to do this alone.
What I know is follow:
2 screws in the middle are fixing the keyboard. What must be removed are 14 screws and small flat screw at the optical drive. That’s all. There is no other hidden screw.

Of course there are also small plastic holders and bottom cover must be removed very gently.

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Hi everyone,

my Toshiba Satellite C70D-A-11D is beeping when I try to start it. The Beep Code ist 2 long, 2 short, 3 long, 2 short.

The screen ist black and there is no POST message.

Any Idea what is wrong? Sometimes the Notebooks starts, but most times not.

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The Brightness keys have stopped working after the migration Windows 8.1 to Windows10 (Satellite C70D-B-307).

Answer:Satellite C70D-B-307 - Brightness keys stopped working after migration Windows10


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since a while my Laptop gets a blue Screen several times a week, Messaging: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA.

Latest dumps as per attachment.

How to recover from this?

Please help.


Answer:Satellite C70D PAGE FAULT IN NONPAGED AREA - frequent BSOD

I also get this error sometimes, all my BSODs can be found here -
Most of the drivers are probably outdated and not for Windows 10.. For example my BSODs are caused by Atheros Qualcomm AR8171 driver..

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Today I tried to use the free windows 10 upgrade.
After a few seconds I get a message that 'Installation of Windows 10 Upgrade can't edit/adjust the partition reserved for the system'
It then starts deleting the installation-files, and exits......
Anyone any idea how to solve this, and make the upgrade work ???

Answer:Windows 10 upgrade on Satellite C70D-A-11E can't edit partition reserved for system

Solved It myself, the problem was that the reserved partition for the system was only 100 MB !!!
Extended the size to 350 MB (as it should be !!!)
Problem Solved !!!

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I've only noticed today that when I turn up my laptop's volume up to about 28 (even with headphones in), there's this high pitch noise that comes from the speakers. And I'm sure it's the speakers and not anything else.
But the sound is sort of that real ear-killing noise so I can't listen to it for long. It even sometimes sounds like thousands of crickets - a complete nightmare

But with my volume at any level below 28 I can listen to whatever through headphones without the sound bothering me.

Does anyone have any ideas for a solution? I do know a thing or two about computers but nothing about anything extremely technical and I'm not sure if I want to take it apart, unless I really have to.

If you could help me it would be appreciated!

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The issue just started yesterday with the System Restore virus. Removed this virus, restored all my icons and unhid my files. Then began recieving search redirects, random iexplorer popups and random soundfiles playing in background. Computer is running much slower. Tried other sites recommendations of running TDSSKiller, which I could not get to work even in Safe Mode. That being said, here are the logs which you require be posted:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:22:50 PM, on 11/10/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Frontier\Frontier Security Services\rps.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Frontier\Servicepoint\FrontierServicepointComHandler.exe
C:\Program Files\Frontier\Frontier Security Services\AVG\Identity Protection\agent\Bin\AVGIDSMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Frontier\Servicepoint\FrontierServicepoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHo... Read more

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Hey there TSF . I was hoping you could help me out with a problem I have been having. At random intervals, random sound clips would play. Most of them have been the click as if your selecting something, but other times it has been advertisements and such. This is random, and happens from when I am surfing the intarw3bs to just idling. It is extremely annoying, and I have noticed that quite a few people have the same problem. Here are some specs to hopefully give us an idea of what the problem is.

DDS (Ver_09-06-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Michael at 1:29:13.31 on 18/07/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.2.1033.18.2046.1050 [GMT -2.5:30]

AV: Norton Internet Security *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {E10A9785-9598-4754-B552-92431C1C35F8}
SP: Antispyware *disabled* (Updated) {0C8F142E-5CD7-432D-8D70-FD4784972FFE}
SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *disabled* (Updated) {ED588FAF-1B8F-43B4-ACA8-8E3C85DADBE9}
SP: Windows Defender *disabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Norton Internet Security *enabled* (Updated) {CBB7EE13-8244-4DAB-8B55-D5C7AA91E59A}
FW: Norton Internet Security *enabled* {7C21A4C9-F61F-4AC4-B722-A6E19C16F220}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32... Read more

Answer:Need help, random sound clips playing at random.

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Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seemingly abate.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by a helper.


Due to the restrictions on Vista, all tools should be started by Right-Click >>> Run As Administrator


Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running ComboFix:

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Get help here

Please post the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply for further review.


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It's all in the title. How can i add a RAM module in my laptop.

There is no memory cover. I can't see any easy access.

Can somebody help me ?

Answer:Satelite C70D-B-318 How to add RAM ?

Same to me with my C70D-B-34L. There seems to be no slot...............?

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I have this problem. I just bought a new computer. Dell XPS8300. Sometimes it'll lag really bad for 2 - 4 seconds and during that period, the sound will sound really bad and "pixelated".


(add this to the back of the url of youtube.)

You can hear what it sounds like on the youtube video. It's about 2 to 3 times worse normally. Does anybody knows what's going on? Thanks!

Answer:Sound and video problems -- weird sound and lag at random moments

I'm having this same exact problem. Does anyone have any clue what it could atleast be related to? Dell wanted me to restore my hard drive to factory settings but 1. I don't feel that would help and 2. I have nothing to back up all my stuff. I'm using an XPS 435T/9000 with an ATI HD Radeon 5880 video card and whatever the generic sound card is that comes with it. If there's any solution that doesn't involve me having to go out and spent more money on an external or something it'd be greatly appreciated.

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I have a dell xps 420 and it HAD vista home premium 32-bit, but I upgraded to the 64-bit version of home premium and that's when the problems started occurring. At least once a day my sound randomly does a very loud screeching sound and afterwards my sound doesn't work for a few minutes. I have X-Fi Xtreme Gamer sound card and I was pretty sure it was compatible with 64-bit, but now I'm worrying. I've already tried to uninstall and reinstall the driver in device manager. Is it possible I have to turn off my computer and unhook and rehook the sound card so it reads it properly or something?

Answer:Random Very Loud Screech Sound, followed by no sound functioning.

Are the drivers you are using for the X-Fi the latest ones available for download from the Creative site? Check here:

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Hello, about 3 days ago i bought a sealed brand new HP OMEN 17-W03np which comes with Windows 10 Home (64-bit), i noticed there were some problems with the sound which have been a constant problem since day one. Before and after any sound plays there are these pops/crackling sounds that are noticable (and pretty irritating), the sound appears to play fine after it starts but in a few occasions the sound actually started breaking and there were random pauses while playing sound. There was also this one time the volume randomly went up and down on its own when pausing a sound (in this case it was a video) and then playing it again.Random pops/crackling have also happened while i was on my browser on web pages but there was no sound sources in the web page at all. I've attempted to use earphones while testing sound, and while using them the pops/crackling sound sometimes come out through the earphones, but sometimes they also come out through the notebooks built-in speakers despite the fact the sound is then played through the earphones (which i found pretty strange). This is my first experience with HP and i have to say i am feeling quite dissapointed, could this be a software problem or will i have to send my notebook back? I'd also like to point out that no major program/software installations have been done as this is a brand new notebook so most of the programs/software in it right now are the ones that come pre-installed with the notebook. I will a... Read more

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I got a wireless mouse and so, using F5 disabled the touchpad. Now I can't get it to work again. I was told, by the support robot/person here, to turn the laptop off and then to remove the battery and AC adapter before pressing and holding the power button on the laptop for 10 seconds. Then I should replace the AC adapter, leaving the battery out, before turning the machine on and then immediately start tapping the F2 key. This will take me into BIOS. Once there and the BIOS menu has loaded, tap the F9 key and then press Enter. This will reset BIOS to the default settings. To exit the BIOS, tap the F10 key and then press Enter. This will restart the laptop.

The trouble is I cannot do any of this as the battery is does not seem to be removable, by the customer at least, on this product.
Had I been able to achieve this and found the cure not to have happened that I should reinstall the touchpad driver.

As I cannot do what is advised, in correct sequence, I am at a loss as to just what I should do. HELP PLEASE.

Answer:Touchpad on Satelite C70D-12U not working

You dont need to remove the battery, you can do a hard reset by holding down the power button for 20 seconds.

Does the touchpad work in the BIOS?
If no, there may be a hardware problem.
If yes, uninstall the touchpad driver in Control Panel, then let Windows Update install the new driver.

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I have two C70D's. Both died within weeks of each other, and went back for repair with RepairTech, under warranty.

Both machines failed to boot, with an error code(?) of three flashes of the power button.

One machine came back within a week, fully working.

The other took three weeks, came back with a change of motherboard (they say). I unpacked it, and it was still not booting, still flashing three times on the power button.

I phoned repairtech, immediately, sent it back, the next day.

Today it came home, again, I opened wont boot, and does the same three flashes on the power light.

Back on the phone. They've booked it in again, saying maybe it's a peripheral. The only peripheral is the power adaptor. I have two. It doesn't work with either.

I believe the problem is battery related, but it's an internal battery so I can't open it without voiding the warranty.

Has anyone else had problems with RepairTech? Does anyone know if this is a battery problem?

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I am getting random sound effects and random pop-up adds. I think it is due to the perfs.exe virus I have been reading about, but I cannot seam to shake it. Below is my HJT summary.

rend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:08:07 PM, on 11/20/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
c:\program files\idt\xpm09_6047v002\wdm\STacSV.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\Acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files\DellTPad\ApMsgFwd.exe
C:\Program Files\DellTPad\HidFind.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Pro... Read more

Answer:Random Sound Effects and Random Pop-Up Ads

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

We no longer use HijackThis as our initial analysis tool.

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

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.


Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

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

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

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.


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Brand new machine, and tried to use Skype.
Low sound levels and a crackle through it.

Tried it in sound recorder, and low sound, but no crackle.

Can not get the sound levels up.
Driver for Conexant HD SmartAudio 221 shows as up to date (

Any assistance would be appreciated.

Answer:Satellite M300: Low sound microphone levels and crackle sound using Skype

Do you use Toshiba ?factory settings??
Which OS do you use?
Do you have the same problem using headset?

I have also brand new Satellite A300 and Skype runs perfectly.

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I have a toshiba a30 and all off a sudden my sound disappeared, drivers are intact and it says my sound card is working fine, the start up tune can be hear very faintly if the room is in total silence and you hold up your ear to it.

I recently restored my computer hoping this would fix the problem but unfortunately not....
can someone help me please?!

Answer:Satellite A30: sound disappeared - drivers & sound card is working fine

Hm, maybe you should try to turn the volume louder. Try this with the volumecontrol of Windows in the systemtray, with the control in the Mediaplayer or with the volumecontrol on your machine.
Try to connect a Hifi or at least headphones to your headphones connector, just to prove if your soundcard or your speakers are not faulty.
If the sound of your speaker is not the same like with your headphones than you have probably a hardware-failure which has to fixed by a technician or a servicepartner of Toshiba.


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My Satellite laptop seems to have decided it has SPDIF audio and with this I have lost all sound.

I have tried installing the latest driver and searching device manager for errors but the only solution that has worked was to restore the computer to an earlier point and disable all automatic updates.

With updates disabled I have turned on my laptop to find again it shows the sound as SPDIF and subsequently no sound.

There is a slight crackle from the speakers which occurs at random and inoften intervals.

Please help as I'm at the end of my tether

Answer:Satellite U300 - Sound changed to SPIDF causing loss of sound


May I ask you what notebook do you have and what OS you are using?
This would be helpful!

Regarding the sound issue;
In your case I would recommend checking the settings in control panel -> audio ?playback.

There you should see the playback devices (speakers, spdif, etc?)
The speakers should be set as default device.
The S/PDIF should be used only if you connect the notebook to an external device like TV, hifi, etc?

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Hi all,

after having downloaded and installed the latest sound driver upgrade a few days ago I discovered that I could no longer use my sound card as recording device. Now I can only choose between the notebook's integrated microphone and the line-in jack.

Does anyone know how re-enable sound card recording, please?

Answer:Satellite P200 (PSPB3E) - Sound driver upgrade disables sound card recording

I'm not sure if i was clear or not.
Actually i can no longer record sound coming directly from my sound card.

I used to do it before installing that new sound driver.
I don't have a restore point for a date preceeding the install and i also remember that the installer warned me that it would uninstall the current sound driver before installing the new one.

So i guess that uninstalling the latest driver will leave me with no sound at all.

So what should i do?
How do i recover the ability to record sound from my sound card ?

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Ok, yeah that topic title isn't entirely clear. Here's my situation: I have just bought a Toshiba Satellite L300 with Vista; Realtek HD Audio Manager is installed. I would like to record the sound from a video file using Goldwave (a sound editing program); but I don't want to have to listen to the sound while it's recording.

On Windows XP you used to be able to record sound from the stereo mix, but mute the speakers and it would still record. Now I find I'm forced to unmute my speakers in order to record anything on my computer. (Yes, I've fiddled with all the mute buttons, ensured all playback and recording devices are working and volumes turned up. My current solution is to plug in my headphones to my laptop and unmute the speakers in order to record... and not put the headphones in my ears)

I've now spent the last 4 hours looking for a solution, and I have to say this is particularly ridiculous. I've used Vista before and I've heard the rumours of how much people dislike it, but honestly, why is it that now the audio capabilities seem to be so reduced?

Does anyone have a solution of how to record sound with the speakers muted?

Answer:Satellite L300: How to record sound from a video without listening sound


I have also recorded the audio stream from a video file using other software called No32. and Win XP
I used also the stereo-mix but to be honest I never muted the speakers while recording.
To be honest I don?t know if this is possible but if you want to test it you could try access the Realtek HD audio manager in Control Panel and to set the speakers to mute in the first tab called ?Speaker?.
But as I said, I never tested it and therefore I?m not quite sure if this will work.

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Hi everyone,

I recently got the fantastic A500-1GL which has been great ....all apart from this really irritating sound that happens when the battery gets below 10%.
I have already turned off the warning sounds in:

Hardware and Sound - Change System Sounds - Sounds - Critical battery alarm and Low Battery alarm.

Both of these sounds are different from the one that is drivin me crazy. Its a very basic system beep and it plays every 10 seconds or so. I NEED to know how to turn this off as it drives me crazy!!! I can turn the sound down but that has ovious disavatages!

Can some one help me please?


Answer:Satellite A500 - Low battery sound- How can I turn this annoying sound off?

Please enter advanced power settings and check battery options there.
Change settings for low and critical battery level (set lower level) and check also option low battery level notification. There you can disable it.

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Dear readers,

I'm the owner of a toshiba l665D and there is a problem.
Every time i have to use something involving
sound it sounds rubbish.
The sound isn't played smoothly there are pauses and there is a big cracking
sound sometimes in it.

This is not because of the speakers, I have also tright it through the headphone tube.
Could this possilybe because of a damaged soundcard.

It's sound really rubbish and the laptop isn't even 2 years old yet.

What could it be?

Answer:Satellite L665D - sound isn't played smoothly - crackling sound


I think this is not related to faulty sound card but due to old iRST (Intel Rapid Storage Technology) driver.

I found an thread about very similar issue.

Update of the iRST (Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver) to version V10.1.0.1008 or higher should solve this problem.

I recommend trying this out!

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I know many people here have the same problem but till now I have not found any solution.
My soundcard is a Realtek. After reinstalling Windows 7 I have no sound out from my headphones while I have some from my speakers.

As soon as I connect the headphones, the Realtek manager appears and I choose headphone but if I press the "Test" button there is no sound and no sound if I play music.
Any des/re-installation of the drivers does not fix.

I have to mention that my headphones work perfectly with Ubuntu. So the jack entry is good.
In "Playback devices" from the sound control icon, the "Speakers" entry has "Set default" in grey.

Thanks a lot for any help.


Answer:Satellite C660 - No sound from headphones but sound from speakers - Win7

> As soon as I connect the headphones, the Realtek manager appears and I choose headphone but if I press the "Test" button there is no sound and no sound if I play music.

Go to Control Panel -> Realtek HD audio manager

Here you should see the tab ?speakers?. Click on the yellow folder sign in the right upper corner.
Ensure that the option ?disable front panel jack detection? is NOT checked.
Furthermore check the option at the bottom called ?Enable auto popup dialog???
[Realtek HD audio manager screenshot|]

By the way: in control panel -> sound -> playback tab click right and mark the two options ?show disabled devices?, ?show hidden devices??
Now you should also see the headphones jack. In case it was disabled, you could make it active.

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Hi there,

I had a P35-609 and just bought P100-347. I have noticed that the sound is worse on the new laptop. It's like the cheapest speakers on the market and not harman/kardon... what's wrong?

Is it a fault of my unit or you guys have experienced the same?
I tried all settings in Windows (XP MCE) and Toshiba applications, I updated the sound driver but it just seems like the speakers are really poor... :( Please tell me you don't have the same and I'll run to the store to replace the laptop...


Answer:Sound quality on Satellite P100-347 - no bass, very flat sound


I?m not a P100 owner and therefore I cannot give you an opinion about the sound quality on this notebook. But according to the notebook specifications the speakers are definitely harman/kardon.

I have read some threads about the sound issues on the P100 and found also this Toshiba document:

It?s about the crackling noise on P100. The BIOS and driver update should be done.
I?m not sure if it will help to increase the sound performance but you can try this procedure?

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Hi, A few weeks ago i got my new Satellite M60.
Sound on laptop-speakers is great (Harman/Kardon) but is it possible there is a problem with the mini-jack for the headphone?
Sound via headphone is very week and i can't find how to improve it.
I often used my previous laptop to see movies on my TV (S-video + mini-jack for sound to AV-receiver). Sound was great... but now, when i connect my AV-receiver (or headphone) sound is very low...
Who could help me?

- I tried different headphones (who work fine on other laptops)
- I know about the sound-level wheel in front of the laptop :-)
- I tried the volume control tool in control panel

Answer:Satellite M60: Low sound on Headphone (perfect sound on speakers)

Hi Mark

Did you check the headphones settings in the ?sound and Audio devices??
Please go to ?Control Panel?-?Sound and Audio Devices?. In the ?Volume? tab you will find the ?Advanced? button. Press it.
There you will find volume controls. Please check if all controls are set to high.
Hope is helps.

Best regards

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I hope you can help with my sound issues!

I have a Satellite L500 that is 18mth old.

*Problem One*
Back in March I was having problems with my mic/sound. If I had my volume over 50% I would get a terrible squealing feedback sound that was difficult to mute (ie had to press mute a couple of times).

As I had a 2 year warranty I sent it away and they said they fixed it but it was only short term. The problem came right back. The only solution I found to having sound volume over 50% was to completely disable the mic.

*Problem Two*
For the last few weeks I have been randomly getting this high pitched, ongoing squealing sound which usually occurs when I am out in public with my laptop in my backpack (embarrassing!). I have to keep pressing mute to get the squeal to stop. Interestingly, my laptop is muted when it starts. Sometimes my laptop is hot when it occurs. Is this problem due to overheating?

Any solutions for both of my sound issues? Should I send it back to get repaired under my warranty? When I argued that it wasn't fixed the first time, they said Windows is probably corrupt and that isn't under warranty.



Answer:Satellite L500 - Squealing sound and mic/sound issues

This should help you:

+Whistling sound on the Satellite L500+

This issue occurs if the microphone volume in the speakers properties is enabled.
After disabling this point the issue with acoustic feedback does not appear anymore.

So this is not a hardware problem but setting issue. Using right settings will help you.

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My sound distorts after i install virtual sound, it is driving me mad. I downloaded all the toshiba drivers.

Answer:Sound distortion after virtual sound installation on Satellite A80


did you setup your own system (not the recovery cd OS)?
Normally you should uninstall the virtual sound and all sound related devices at the device manager, then start with the sound driver and after that virtual sound again!

Unless it worked you have a bigger problem. Then I would suggest to setup a new system with the recovery CD. But save all your important data before!!!


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I have a P100-347 and a logitech 5.1 sound system.
The logitech 5.1 has 3 connection: 1 to be plugged to the Line-In, the other to be connected to the Line-out and the 3rd to be connected to the Microphone socket.
When using it on my desktop which has a random SIS sound card it works fine.

Yesterday I've connected it to the P100-347 but I only get sound from the Line-out socket. I have changed the sound preferences to 5.1 but it makes no difference... I only get sound from the Line-out. Is there any drivers update that I should do or is anyone aware of this and how can I fix it??

Just one more thing... With the laptop came this cd "Express Media Player Recovery CD", what is this? Is this something to be installed after runing the "Product Recovery CD" in order to install some drivers or whatever is in this cd comes with the Product Recovery CD as well? Does anyone knows?

Thank you.

Answer:I get only sound from left with 5.1 sound system on Satellite P100


There is no problem. As you said the notebook supports Line-in; headphone & S/PDIF jack and Microphone jack.

If you want to connect the HiFI or another device you have to choose the headphone & S/PDIF jack. Only this port provides the audio outputting.

The both another jacks provide only the function for signal (sound) receiving!

My notebook provides the same jacks and I have connected the notebook to HiFI (5 speakers) via Y-audio cable like this one:

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I have bought a Satellite P200D-11L few weeks ago and when I got it sound was perfect.
There was good amount of bass and no distortion when I turned volume to 100%. Harman/kardon speakers are cool :) But now sound is distorted. This has started about week ago.

When I try to listen to the music (in windows media player and winamp, there's no difference) it is very distorted on laptop speakers, but on my headphones it is good. Also same song/songs are normal on my desktop PC.
I don't know what's problem, so please help. I've tried to restore windows with Toshiba product recovery disc, but same problem is still here. Could it be that speakers are in some way damaged, because on my headphones sound is OK? And yeah, I told you that on my headphones sound is OK, but it 's little different than it was when I got laptop ...

When I got laptop sound had more bass, but now when that problem occurred, sound also has less bass (bass is almost unnoticeable).

Answer:Satellite P200D-11L sound problem - sound gets distorted

Hi mate,

since you?ve already tried everything I would say that your speakerhardware is, please click [HERE| 000000871] to find the next and nearest ASP in your country, contact them and send your machine to them.

They should fix that problem.


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I updated the sound driver on my A30 laptop today from the Toshiba site with the Realtek Semiconductor Corporation download and now the sound will not work. This is my only stereo so I feel really bad. The original driver disks are in storage and I'm not very techie so help please...

Many thanks for your time, Phill

Answer:Satellite A30 - no sound after Sound Driver installation

Hi Phill,

First I would check the sound settings in Control Panel to make sure that none of them are turned off, and also that 'mute' is not ticked. Also check that the volume control on the side of your A30 is turned up to full volume.

In the event that everything is correctly set, I would then reload the Realtek driver from the Toshiba Tools and Utilities CD. If you do not have access to the CD then you may be able to restore the driver to its original condition by selecting the sound device in 'Device Manager' and rolling back the driver there.

If all else fails you should be able to 'restore' your system from the last restore point prior to your installing the new driver.


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Question: Random sound

Hello folks,

For last couple of hours, my laptop is making random sounds and I am unable to figure out what the sound is. I am pretty certain that this sound is not from Windows OS, but some software. I have not installed/removed any new software or update.

The sound is familiar to the CD/DVD burning stuff. When you burn a CD/DVD, it ejects then you need to push it in for verification. If I remember correctly, the tune is pretty similar to that, when the software beeps for you to push the media in (but I haven't burned media in ages).

I am trying to use Process Monitor to find the sound, but I guess I am not able to set it up properly. After setting it up, it made sound, like twice, but it did not capture it.

I don't know how to use Windows in-built event long so that I can figure out.

Does anyone know any better method to find out what that sound is about and how to fix it?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Random sound

Check the system sounds, you can play each one and see if any of those are what you are hearing. That may lead you to where its coming from. Go to Control Panel/Hardware and Sound and finally the Sound Panel. Click on the tab for the system sounds.

You should also look at what is in the notification are (lower right of the task bar), as one of the startup programs in there could be causing it.

Some E-Mail programs will play a sound when a message is received. Programs such as Skype may have a sound, etc.

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Hi all,
This just started happening.
As I am at my desktop...random ad soundbites start playing out of nowhere. No pops. Just sound.
I have ran ESET Smart Security (latest update)
Also AdwCleaner, Combofix, Junkware Removal Tool, Rkill, and TDSSKiller.
I am also using Adblock Plus as well.
Just as I typed this all out. I heard a total of 5 ads.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:random sound ads pop up

Since you already ran ComboFix due to possible malware infection, its log should be thoroughly reviewed by trained experts in order to ascertain what was detected/removed and what malware you're dealing with. A log should have been created and saved to the root directory (%SystemDrive%), usually C:\ComboFix.txt.Please follow the instructions in the Preparation Guide For Requesting Help starting at Step 6.If you cannot complete a step, then skip it and continue with the next.In Step 6 there are instructions for downloading and running running running FRST which will create two logs.When you have done that, post your logs to include your ComboFix log in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs forum, NOT here, for assistance by the Malware Response Team Experts.-- ComboFix logs are not permitted in this forum. If no log was created by ComboFix or you cannot post its log, then ignore this part and just post the other requested log(s) as follows.Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log(s) along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. If you cannot produce any of the required logs...start the new topic anyway. Explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happened when you tried to create them. A member of the Malware Removal Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your ... Read more

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Question: Random Sound


I searched on Google for a topic and clicked on the Wikipedia result. After about 5 minutes of reading the article, a random 6 second or so noise happened. The noise sounded like some retro game or a computer virus munching on a computer noise like you would see in a movie or something. I immediately hit the shut off switch as my computer and other components connect to one power unit thing then I shut off another switch which shuts off the modem and whatever else was connected to it.

Window 7
Firefox 5
- No applications running
- No tabs/windows running
- No pictures, videos, music, games, etc.
- Only downloaded AVG, Firefox (5) and Paint.NET
- Removed a lot of uncessesary programs

I always run continous updates and sweeps with AVG (custome whole computer scan & rootkit scan) and show nothing which of course is not 100% always correct.

Should this be a virus, can it be transferred to other computers via WiFi?
Is is transferable to a MacBook either?

There's no reason this computer should have a virus since it's been used a few times and only sites that millions/billions of people use is accessed.

Answer:Random Sound

Hello and welcome to TSF.

It's not possible to tell you it might or might not be a virus issue without the proper logs.

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

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined below. Use a USB flash drive to download and transfer the tools to the affected machine, if necessary. You might like to run the Flash_Disinfector.exe on the clean machine and the flash drive first to protect against any possible transfer of infection via USB.

NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help - Tech Support Forum

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

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

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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Question: Random USB sound

Started this morning ever since my daughter logged into "Webkinz" site.
Random USB "da ding", like something is being plugged in and unplugged, Happens approximately every 7 seconds or so. Doesn't matter if on the internet or not.
Thought i might have a faulty USB device, Unplugged all of my USB devices, still making sound.

Please help.

Answer:Random USB sound

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I have had these problem for over a month. At first the pop-ups were infrequent and my spyware docor seemed to take care of them. Now they have become more frequent and even when I run spyware doctor it never finds any infections. It doesn't change my default browser from Firefox however.

Answer:Random IE Pop-ups and no sound

I accidentally forgot to check the box when I was on the quarantine page for SuperAntiSpyware. So I ran the scan again until it found the infection I missed, then I stopped it and quarantined it. That is why there is two Super logs.

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Question: Random Sound!

I have an IDEA Pad P400.  Have not had a good experience at all with it!  I had to wipe it yesterday because the wireless adapter crashed.  I just re-installed a printer and now about every 20 seconds I get a random sound.  Notification of some sort but there is nothing indicating what it is.  It is drving me mad.  I can turn of the sound altogether, but then I have no sound when I want it.

Answer:Random Sound!

Try looking for the notification in Event Viewer-> Administrative Events. Maybe you'll find a clue.In Windows7 just press start and type "event" and it should find event viewer right away. Don't know how to access it in W8 though.

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Question: Random Sound

Hello and thank you to whom ever will help me with my inquiry. I have had windows 7 for some time now and have loved it. Yet every now and then, especially after waking my computer up from hibernation, I notice that there is a sound as if I had gone into "my documents" and selected a folder. It is the sound that windows makes when you click on any folder and when you navigate using the back and forward arrows in any folder of yours. This sound happens when I have done nothing. I hear it and it only happens once. I have had no noticeable slow down or security issues and tried googeling my problem but couldn't find an answer. I run Mcafee Security Suite with Immunet Protect running along side it (which the publisher says won't conflict with the security suite). I also have malwarebytes and none of my security programs have found anything suspicious.

Can you help me explain this random occurrence?

Thank you in advance and I will check back daily.


Answer:Random Sound

I would recommend that you pick one Real Time Scanner and stick with it and remove the other. As they can conflict with each other.

Try not putting your computer in hibernation, and see if it stops.

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Question: Random sound

Hello, i get random sound playing. saying 'Im still standing after all these years'
Thats about it. i dont have a boot cd,and also no windows cd.

Thanks in advance

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_31
Run by Gebruiker at 23:33:13 on 2012-08-22
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1252.31.1043.18.8191.6662 [GMT 2:00]
AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {904CF271-6431-DA47-5FCE-A87D98DFB681}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Shared Files\CTAudSvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Program Files\Tablet\Pen\Pen_TouchService.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Wind... Read more

Answer:Random sound

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Please download aswMBR.exe to your desktop. Double-click aswMBR.exe to run it.
When prompted to download the latest Avast! virus definitions, please choose Yes
Click the Scan button to start scan.
Wait until it says, 'Scan finished successfully'. ( Note - do not select any Fix at this time)
Click Save log, and save it to your desktop.
Click Exit.
Please post the contents of that log, aswMBR.txt, in your next reply.
There shall also be a file on your desktop named MBR.dat. Right-click that file and select Send To > Compressed (zipped) folder. Please attach that zipped file in your next reply.


When you run this tool, remember to choose 'Skip' not 'Cure' if it finds something. We just want a scan, not a fix.

Download tdsskiller.exe and Save it to your Desktop.

Double-click tdsskiller.exe and click 'Run'

Click Change parameters then under 'Additional options' check the 'Detect TDLFS file system' > OK.

Click 'Start scan'.

If no infection ... Read more

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Pasting in content from another post:
Hi all,
This just started happening.
As I am at my desktop...random ad soundbites start playing out of nowhere. No pops. Just sound.
I have ran ESET Smart Security (latest update)
Also AdwCleaner, Combofix, Junkware Removal Tool, Rkill, and TDSSKiller.
I am also using Adblock Plus as well.
Just as I typed this all out. I heard a total of 5 ads.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
End of added content. ~ OB
ComboFix 15-02-16.01 - User 02/26/2015  12:23:49.3.4 - x64
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8191.5638 [GMT -10:00]
Running from: c:\users\User\Desktop\Download from net\ComboFix.exe
AV: ESET Smart Security 8.0 *Disabled/Updated* {19259FAE-8396-A113-46DB-15B0E7DFA289}
FW: ESET Personal firewall *Enabled* {211E1E8B-C9F9-A04B-6D84-BC85190CE5F2}
SP: ESET Smart Security 8.0 *Disabled/Updated* {A2447E4A-A5AC-AE9D-7C6B-2EC29C58E834}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
(((((((((((((((((((((((((   Files Created from 2015-01-26 to 2015-02-26  )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
2015-02-26 22:39 . 2015-02-26 22:39    --------    d-----w-    c:\users\Default\AppData\Local\temp
2015-02-26 13:34 . 2015-02-26 13:34    --------    d-----w-  ... Read more

Answer:Random Pop Up Sound Ads

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Hello everyone, first time posting here No offense to the site, but I wish I didn't have to, but I guess I stumbled on to some trojan somewhere ugh. Anyway, I seen someone with a similar situation at this thread.. I did the steps xblindx recommended last night, and here are the results from SUPERAntiSpyware:SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Loghttp://www.superantispyware.comGenerated 11/03/2008 at 06:54 AMApplication Version : 4.21.1004Core Rules Database Version : 3620Trace Rules Database Version: 1604Scan type : Complete ScanTotal Scan Time : 04:19:09Memory items scanned : 210Memory threats detected : 0Registry items scanned : 5504Registry threats detected : 0File items scanned : 553098File threats detected : 269Adware.Tracking Cookie C:\Documents and Settings\Vinnie\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt C:\Documents and Settings\Vinnie\Cookies\[email protected]_js[1].txt C:\Documents and Settings\Vinnie\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt C:\Documents and Settings\Vinnie\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt C:\Documents and Settings\Vinnie\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt C:\Documents and Settings\Vinnie\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt C:\Documents and Settings\Vinnie\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt C:\Documents and Settings\Vinnie\Cook... Read more

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Question: Random sound lag

hey guys,

i have this problem on my laptop,a random sound lag, every time i play some music or any videos on this laptop it gives random laggyness on its audio or sound,and sometimes i watched some videos in this laptop it goes slow mo ,and i tried every where in the internet but it seems i cant find the correct solution for this,P.S old laptop,just using this for music and video editing and such

Answer:Random sound lag

please post your machine specifications, RAM, Processor etc. Also which Operating system are you using Windows? What version XP, Vista???

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I have had trouble with my charger my battery is 100% but my laptop is beeping. Is my battery screwed up or something?



Answer:Random beeping on my Satellite Pro


Does the notebook run properly during the beeping?
Do you hear the beeping sound if the AC adaptor is disconnected?

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Since I bought Satellite M60-182 I have a problem with a single long beep (1-2 sec) that I hear from time to time. If I am watching divX movie from HDD no beeps, but if I swith to some program or game I hear this annoying soung from time to time - some times often (every 2-3 mins) and some time in interval of 10-15 min -
never regular.

This I hear nevertheless I turn sound on/off.
Is there a possibility that this is HDD or should I pay attention to something else?

Thank You in advance!

Answer:Random beep (1-2 sec) on Satellite M60-182


Strange sound. I have read somewhere about a similar issue and the user have suggested that this sound comes from the HDD.
We will not hope but maybe you will get a HDD head crash in the future.
I would recommend making everyday a backup of your important files.

You can also try to test the new HDD and check the strange sound appears.

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my brand new Satellite L50-B-24X randomly beeps form time to time, during normale use.
It's a long, high noise, apparently coming from the internal beeper.
It can happen once a couple of days. Apart from that, I don't have other issues and the laptop keeps running normally.
I'm using Linux Mint.

I've found older posts, dated several years ago, related to possibile hard disk failures, and I'm wondering if I should worry about that, since sometimes I can hear a sort of "headparking" noise.
But, as I said before, apart from the random beeps the laptops works normally...

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Well its not really a random shut down, it tends to happen when I run a registry check like a deep anti virus check or registry mech., when it comes to searching the registry it shuts down.

Every now (I?ve had it 3 times in 2.5 years) and then I get the blue screen and a recovery from a serious error message plus I?m running like a bit of a dog.. extremely slow startup etc but once running its ok but still slow... am I low on RAM (I have 512 MB) or what?

Any suggestions would be very helpful, cheers.

Answer:Satellite A10 - random shutdown


I think you should use the recovery CD to clean your system. But don't forget to backup your data.


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Every so often there's a noise as though someone is putting down a mic, the sort of muffled clunk. I don't have anything running up front that would do that nor in the background, it's not particularly annoying but I'm afraid it may be some sort of root-kit or a connection with someone I didn't authorize.

Answer:I get a random mic sound despite not having a mic plugged in.

Do you have a phone or something wireless near the computer?

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