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Satellite C670-105 unwanted restart while playing some game

Question: Satellite C670-105 unwanted restart while playing some game


I got the same problem over the previous months when I play Football Manager 2011 on my Toshiba laptop.

The game needs a lot of CPU usage at some time (when I move step ahead, CPU and game create other teams results and create next news and so on) and it breaks after 1-2 hours of playing.

It gets louder and louder and thats all!
PC restarts automathically and I lost my time useless!

It might be overheating processor but I get this problems only while playing this game.
I can forget to play while listening to some music from Youtube or other source or having Skype chat in the background, then it remains only for couple of minutes and it restarts PC again and again.

Whats wrong ? Overheat or anything else ?
Maybe I just need to reinstall whole Windows or game (FM 2011) ?

I use: Toshiba C670-105 / Intel Cor i3 2,53 GHz, 4 GB RAM, Win 7 Home Premium, 64-bit SP1, 300 GB HDD, DirectX10, NVIDIA GeForce 315M

My savegame is currently about 180 MB. And of course my laptop is above of minimal requirements to play this game.

Any hints ?

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Answer: Satellite C670-105 unwanted restart while playing some game

> Whats wrong ? Overheat or anything else?
Well, I think nobody would be able to say exactly why the unit shuts off without any further investigation.
Generally the notebook could power OFF due to high temperature and high temperature is mostly the reason for unwanted automatic shuts downs.

Did you ever clean the notebook?s cooling fans in the past?
No?! Probably the dust and debris inside the cooling modules prevent the fans from running with best performance and cause high temperature which leads to the shut down.

I would recommend you to use an compressed air spray in order to get rid of dust. But sometimes such cooling modules need to be cleaned professionally.
But try the compressed air spray firstly.

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Satelilite c670 - 188 WOW shutdown after 20 - 30 minutes game.
my notebook shutdown cpu temperature 86-90 degrees.

I used to play normally. Now your computer is overheating!
the laptop is on the stands with fans!!!

Answer:Satellite C670-188 shut down playing WOW


It seems high temperature causes this unexpected shut down.
Did you use the notebook on the table?
There should be enough free space to keep the air circulating.

Furthermore you should check if the cooling fans are not clogged by dust or debris.
This might affect the air circulation too? I clean my fans from time to time and this keeps the temperature low.

What graphic card driver do you use?
You should use the Toshiba one because such driver is modified for mobile usage? the other drivers don?t support an GPU overheating protection and this might cause such unexpected shutdowns.

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Hi, i'm having a problems while gaming. the windows will automatically restart by itself while i'm playing game (ragnarok online) Everything it run well while i'm starting the game. but after 5 - 10 mins, it will auto restart by itself without any warning. My PC only will auto restart while i'm playing game(Ragnarok Online) I'm sure that my pc meet the system requirements for playing the game. Last time i play the game, it run well with no problems at all, but after i reformat my pc and install back, the problems occur. I had been search for the forum about this problems. from the other thread, this problems might because of some problems.

1. PC Heat problems.
I don't think i'm having this problems since i open up my pc casing and installed extra fans on it, the processer heat was around 40 - 42 C.

2. Power Supply.
I had installed a new power supply for my pc, but this still not solve the problems yet. So, the problems not because of the power supply.

3. Driver.
I had installed the lastest driver from for my graphic card, but the problems still occur, and i had disable the sound while playing the game.

4. Windows setting.
I know that windows xp having an option to auto restart pc while problems occur. But i'm using windows 98 right now. And i don't think windows 98 having the same setting as windows xp to auto restart while errors occur.

5. Virus/Bug.
I had scanned my pc with norton anti-virus (lastest virus update)... Read more

Answer:Pc restart while playing game !

Have you cleaned out your internet cache? (Temp and Temporary Internet Files folders)

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Dear Friend's,I have a problem on my Computer.I don't know what is the solution Please help me. Whenever i'm going to play any Game on my pc after 5 minutes or 15 to 20 minutes my Computer restart.

Answer:Playing Any Game on Computer Restart need help

What game(s) are you playing?

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my computer get restart while playing game ,it hangs first then blue bar comes and restarts,i was playing igi 1 !! computer specs dg41wv,2gb,duol core,500gb

Answer:my computer gets restart while playing game

then blue bar comes and restartsDo you mean blue screen? Is it something like THIS?Google is your not present,press F1 to continue...

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Whenever I play sims2, just cause, NFS most wanted, or any other game, after about 10 minutes the computer will stop responding and about 30 seconds later will restart itself.My computer is self built, and has the following specsCore 2 duo E6600 2.4GHz1GB ddr2 memorysapphire ati radeon X1650pro 256MBI would be very grateful if anybody could help pleaseThank you

Answer:Sudden restart when playing any game

I had this sort of problem when i installed a new 256 graphics card my be you power supply possibly i had a 230 watt which wasn`t enoghthad to replace with a 400w then all was ok worth a look

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so, whah the problem why my laptop ramdomly retart while i am playing game. i have search solution of this problem but i never found the actual solution and  what caused it? 

Answer:laptop restart while i playing game

>>> . i have search solution of this problem but i never found the actual solution and  what caused it?Hi, I don't know what is your machine but I believe your machine is not for games and the actual solution is BUY a games machine. Can you feel the heats ? Regards.  

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can someone help me? i cant even play my fav games

Answer:PC restart after playing any game :( especially civ 5, the sims 3,

Host Name: CICIT
OS Name: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
OS Version: 6.1.7600 N/A Build 7600
OS Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation
OS Configuration: Standalone Workstation
OS Build Type: Multiprocessor Free
Registered Owner: Asus
Run Windows Update - install ALL updates. Keep doing this until Windows is fully updated.

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Hello im receiving this message:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
BCP1: FFFFFA80041EB130
BCP2: FFFFF88004771258
BCP4: 0000000000000003
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

gpu: asus ati 6950
windows 7 pro x64

any ideas of what may begoing on?

some times something happens when im on my desktop mode and windows say that ati driver has stopped responding and has been recovered.
when that occurs while playing games pc freezes and auto restart but the display doesnt response.
in order to start my computer i have to pull of the plug and wait a couple of minutes.

found in the .dmp file

A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage
to your computer.

The problem seems to be caused by the following file: dxgkrnl.sys

If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen,
restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow
these steps:

Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed.
If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer
for any Windows updates you might need.

If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware
or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing.
If you need to use safe mode ... Read more

Answer:black screen and restart when playing game BCCode:116

Please reconfigure windows to collect the correct info
You want small memory dumps - "MiniDumps"

And here are the instructions for posting:

Ensure you click the "GRAB ALL" button and then wait for each window to appear in turn and then click OK

From what you posted looks like a STOP 0x116, please follow this guide for troubleshooting:



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I'm having an odd issue when I try to run and 3D game on my PC, after about 5-10 minutes the image freezes up for a few seconds (Audio still works), then the screen goes to black (About a second worth of the last bit of audio played loops), then the computer simply restarts. There is no blue screen, and when windows starts back up, it does not give me the usual; "There was a problem and windows had to shut down" dialogue. However, upon reboot, I am asked whether to start Windows in safe mode or normally. The temperatures of the hardware are all at normal, so it doesn't appear to be overheating. I feel that the power supply may be suspect, but from what I've read, 750w-800w is enough for my configuration. I tried with a 1Kw PC Power and Cooling PSU I had lying around, and the same issue occurs. This problem does not present itself when I have run 3D games in Ubuntu on this system, so I would assume it is some issue with Windows 7. My chipset and video drivers are up to date. Any help is appreciated.

Answer:Random crashes while playing any 3D game, no blue screen, just restart

I dont think its the PSU, what are your temps sitting at?

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Kernel Power 41 63

Computer turns black and automatically restarts when playing high demanding games, no BSOD, not overclocked.

Games that have crashed:

Far Cry 4The DivisionFortniteOverwatchCounter Strike GOLast Man Standing


Cooler master 550w PSURX 470 4gbPentium g4560Asrock MATX b250m MOBO2x 4gb rip jaws RAMWD 1tb HDDGammamax 300 CPU Cooler

OS: Windows 10

I built the PC myself, errors started when playing high demanding games for the first time. Ran stress tests when first built, prime95 and heaven whilst logging temps for 8 hours, no crashes or high temps (max cup temp 54 C, max gpu temp 76 C). However, when playing games, within an hour, computer crashes (always kernel 41 63). I sent the PC to the outlet where I purchased the parts from, they had their own technicians run tests on all the parts. Initially, they found a fault with the PSU, which was at that time a 500w EVGA bronze. They replaced it with a 550w Cooler master gold. Still experienced 41 63, black out and restarts. Took it back, I said I suspected the MOBO was the issue, so they replaced it under warranty, problem persisted. I took it back for a third time, they took it to their head office, did extensive testing and found a fault with the CPU, they replaced it. Took them 3 weeks to complete... issue is still not resolved.

At this point, my computer has been disassembled and parts replaced multiple times.

Things I have done:

Updated all drivers (CPU, GPU, BIOS, sound etc)Clean installation o... Read more

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Lately I've been getting a "Display driver has stopped responding" warning on desktop for light applications.
On any game, whether running on low graphics (less power) or not, it will suddenly go Black and restrart my PC, then it will get to a BSOD after the windows loading logo is finished, forcing me to do a system repair which then lets me log back into windows. I don't know what's going on.

Included is my dump file using the forum diagnostics tool. Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:BSOD on restart, Black screen when playing any game (dump included)

Hi rspkers,

A device driver attempting to corrupt the system has been caught. This is
because the driver was specified in the registry as being suspect (by the
administrator) and the kernel has enabled substantial checking of this driver.
If the driver attempts to corrupt the system, bugchecks 0xC4, 0xC1 and 0xA will
be among the most commonly seen crashes.

Please stop Driver Verifier from running and disable if you have not done so already.


* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.
BugCheck C4, {91, 2, fffff8000364bcc0, 0}
Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+1b7221 )

0: kd> lmvm nvlddmkm
start end module name
fffff880`08464000 fffff880`08f02000 nvlddmkm T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: nvlddmkm.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys
Image name: nvlddmkm.sys
Timestamp: Sat Dec 29 06:47:52 2012 (50DE9... Read more

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In event viewer it has a critical error message Log Name: SystemSource: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-PowerDate: 1/14/2018 1:11:01 PMEvent ID: 41Task Category: (63)Level: CriticalKeywords: (70368744177664),(2)User: SYSTEMComputer: AndrewPDescription:The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.Event Xml:<Event xmlns=""><System><Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" /><EventID>41</EventID><Version>6</Version><Level>1</Level><Task>63</Task><Opcode>0</Opcode><Keywords>0x8000400000000002</Keywords><TimeCreated SystemTime="2018-01-14T17:11:01.026032400Z" /><EventRecordID>24207</EventRecordID><Correlation /><Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" /><Channel>System</Channel><Computer>AndrewP</Computer><Security UserID="S-1-5-18" /></System><EventData><Data Name="BugcheckCode">0</Data><Data Name="BugcheckParameter1">0x0</Data><Data Name="BugcheckParameter2">0x0</Data><Data Name="BugcheckParameter3">0x0</Data><Data Name="BugcheckParameter4">0x0</Data><Data Name="SleepInProgress">0</Data><Data Name="PowerButtonTimestamp">0</Data>... Read more

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I've been having a problem for a while with the Satellite Pro A100 when i play games.

I get glitchy spells during play, sometimes with the fan spinning up a lot and the laptop is very hot.

Is there anything i can do????

Answer:Satellite Pro A100 becomes hot while playing a game


As you probably known the internal devices like CPU and GPU have to work with best performance while game playing. This leads to higher heat dissipation.
If internal cooling grilles and fans are clogged then the CPU and GPU cannot be cooled properly and can leads to a overheating?

What you can do???? You can ensure that your cooling grilles are free of dust and debris and that the fresh air can circulate properly.
So I would recommend cleaning the fans using a compressed air spray. Such sprays can be ordered from different computer/notebook dealers.

Furthermore don?t use the notebook in bet, couch or on the knees because the cooling ventilators would be jammed and this would lead to a higher temperature.


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Hello everyone

I bought a Sat P300d-10v last month. At first it was very good but it was always very hot.
I thougt that the cause is the weather but it wasn't.

When I try to play a game (cod4-prostreet- even easy dos games) my device always shuts down in first ten minutes! and it was always doing that at any game any resolation!

And another problem too; if I turn on the music up to %50 device was making a "diiizzzz" sound from the all keypad and connection points of the plastic pieces.
First i couldnt thought them as big problems but when i search on line in Turkey i found lots of people who are having same problems on their P300D-10V
and some of them gave their pc's to technical service and take their moneys back so I gave mine too.
But of course i am having problems to tell my problems to technical service right now.

Is there anyone who are having these same problems with this pc or any knowledges about the problems?

Erman Manas

Answer:Satellite P300D-10V shut down when playing game

AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile TL-64
2.2 GHz, 1 MB L2 cache, 1600 MHZ Hyper Transport
Windows« Vista Home Premium Turkish / Ingilizce
3,072 MB (2,048+1,024) DDR2 RAM - max. 4,096 MB
250 GB

these are speacilities of my pc and i did all the updates of vista and bios

and sorry about my bad english.
thanks for all



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I have an satellite A200, which is about 6 months old.
Yesterday while playing a game, it instantly just shutdown.
It has done this a couple of times now. The top left hand side is very hot as well as underneath. Thinking it is an overheating issue?

Checked CPU usage while playing and doesn't seem to be exceptionally high.
Is used on desk with appropiate space around it
Lap top is not that old but does run all day, but is shutdown overnight. Surely the heaksink wouldn't be clogged already?
Is run with no battery, only on mains to prolong batt life when using at home.

Only occurs while paying Game, also monitor is attached to increase screen size.
Still under warranty but don't really want to have stuff taking it back either as I have moved to remote outback and am not near a major city, plus if they test while not running the game they'll likely just say it's fine.

Will try and blow the heat sink without taking the case of anyway to see if that helps. Any other Ideas?


Answer:Satellite A200 shutdown while playing game

Yes it sounds like its overheating.

My laptop gets hot and clogged with dust every 3 months because its in a carpeted room and on almost 24/7

I fix it by turning the laptop off and blowing into the air vent. But if its very clogged, it helps to remove the heatsink and clean it properly.

Try raising the laptop a few inches from the desk (place it on a Phone Book for example), this should avoid excess dust entering the heatsink.

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I have very unusual problem here.

When my computer is plugged and I try to open movie, game or pic I lose my screen (I get different mix of colors) and the computer is locked.

But when it works with battery it acts normally, no problems.

I don't know what is it about.
Is it about VGA or sth about power.

I would be glad if you help me.

Thank you.

Answer:Re: I lose my screen on Satellite A while playing a movie or game

What notebook model do you have?

Did you check if the same strange issue happens using the fresh OS from the Toshiba disk?

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I have been getting a blue screen of death when crashing playing a game called Combat arms.
Some days it works forever and no issues. Other days I cant hardly play for 5 minutes with out crashing.

Screen reads,

0X00000050 (C0XE68EB104, 0X00000000, 0XB35CE85, 0X00000001

DATESTAMP 45a92607

I am operating Windows XP SP3
DirectX version - DirectX 9.0C (4.09.0000.0904

Somedays like today I feel like smashing the laptop, and im a very laid back person, it is getting to be that frustrating. Any help would be greatful in figuring out why at times I can play, yet other times I cant.

Thanks in advance,

Answer:Re: Satellite M45-S359 shows BSOD when playing a game


I?m not sure but as far as I know the IGPXPXD32.DLL belongs to the Intel display driver. So it seems that there is maybe something wrong with this driver.

In your case I would remove the old driver, restart the notebook and install the newest version from the Toshiba website: > Download

Good luck!

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The problem is my laptop just shuts down when I launch a game. this didn't happen before but when I try to launch Mass effect 3 or crysis 2, it just shuts down. It does not always shuts down, only sometimes.

Answer:Satellite U500-1F5 - Laptop shuts down while playing game

I cannot say for sure but the reason can be overheating. U500 is not the newest notebook model so it is possible that pretty much dust is inside. Maybe it is the time for clean-up.

Does this happen when you start your games only?

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I recently purchased the above laptop and couldn't be happier, bar one exception, whenever i try to play a game (this has happened with every single game i've tried) the machine shuts itself down after random amounts of time, be it 5 minutes or an hour.

After reading the manual i initially thought it was an over heating problem, however after reducing all the settings to minimum i am still recieving the same problem. I have tried updating both the bios and the graphics card, but the problem still persists, any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Satellite P100-240 randomly crashes during playing game


I also think this is an overheating issue. Maybe the cooling system does not get enough fresh air and needs to be cleaned. Search in this forum, there should be some methods described.


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I have a Toshiba Satellite L855-11P that's less than a year old. When attempting to play a game on it (Borderlands 2, a game for which the laptop apparently meets the minimum requirements), it will play fine for a while (~an hour or two), and then with no warning the screen will go black and the laptop will shut down. The power button does nothing for a couple of minutes, and after that the power button will work and it'll boot up again.

Originally it would play other, less demanding games like Left 4 Dead 2 fine, but recently it has started getting worse, restarting more often and on games with lower requirements. I'm pretty stumped as to what is causing it, and any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Satellite L855-11P - random shutdowns playing game


I think its an problem with high temperature.
Playing games requiring a really high hardware performance would stress the hardware parts (CPU, GPU, RAM) enormously.
This leads to higher heat dissipation and this leads to higher temperature level.

I think this might be the reason for random and accidental shut downs.
The unit shut down automatically to prevent the hardware parts from damage?

How to prevent this? Hmm.. good question? usually you should ensure that notebook can be cooled down properly. There should be enough free space around the unit and the air should circulate properly.
The graphic card driver should be used from Toshiba page. Such driver is designed for mobile usage? furthermore be sure that cooling fans are not clogged by dust. Dust inside the unit can affect the fans performance and slow fans cause high temperature.

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Hi all!

I have had my Satellite for almost a year now, and have used it mainly for not too demanding programs.
Lately I bought Call of Duty 4, but unfortunately the computer switches off after playing for five minutes.

Thereafter I can't start up immideately, like it overheated, but it doesn't feel too hot; and it shouldn't after playing five minutes.

Can anybody help me out?


Does anybody know why the laptop restarts after shutting it down with the network cable inserted, and doesn't when it is not connected?


Answer:Satellite A300D: 5 minutes into playing game it shuts down

the reason might be that your cooling vents are blocked by dust. or your cooling fans might not function well. my advice Is: take it to the nearest service center and ask them to fix whatever problems you are facing they are obliged to do it.

and for the second problem. try this. when machine boots press F2 key. then you r supposed to be in the setup menu. search for this: 'Wake up on lan' option and then disable it. u can disable the illumination function as well.

I hope it works for you...

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Hi all,

I have a C670-19K for a while now ( Greek web site for info about the laptop )

Have upgrade it a bit : 8gb ram and new ssd things are running little bit faster now, bought a cooling pad 17 inch ( 2x160mm fans spin at 1000rpm ) that doesn't do much work on Toshiba armor, have clean and change the thermal paste over time at CPU and GPU, have clean as well the fan + the thermal metal body part , battery have died over time haven't replace that !

I recently made a format ( yesterday ) and today decide to have a further look in my gaming section to see if everything is alright, i have a application to counts the temperature to make sure i`m running good without issues when gaming or multitasking
Before the format i have seen numbers up to 99c with out making the laptop BBQ, but for safety reasons it was turning off which fine for me
After format when it reach 84~85c computer is turning off for safety reasons !!

Am i missing a specific driver that i didn't add ? And which is that ? Can u provide a link for this ?

Did have a look at the web
Bios doesn't have adjustment for temperature
Have formatted the laptop sometime ago and it worked fine afterwards
Have installed the drivers from Toshiba web-site in order to run the laptop

Thanks for your time !!

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I've been having this laptop for long time and i decided to power it up a bit and buy new pair of RAM memorry. I checked the motherboard model and swa it requires DD3L 800 or 1066 Hz ram memmory up to 8 gb. Therefore i bought 1066 hz 2x4 GB DD3 memmory asumming it is compatible. However i noticed it doesnt work on windows 64 bit while it works on windows 10 32 bit operating system... The 64x os just wont boot and goes into boot loop.

Is it possible that the memory isnt compatible? Can you suggest me some solutions?

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Hi all,

My Satellite notebook (C670-12x) does not recognize any hard drives (bios startup). I tried with several hard drives. I was wondering if a Bios update would help? Is there a Flash Bios update for CD boot?

I allready tried to convert the Bios driver to an image/bootable CD, but that didn't work.

Thanks in advance,

Answer:Satellite C670-12x does not recognize any HDD

I don?t think BIOS update will help. Try to set BIOS to default settings and check it again. If the same happen again it can be that HDD controller is defective.

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My satellite c670 has an i3-2310M as you can see here :

My question is : I would like to knox if I can upgrade it, which CPU are compatible?
On this list there are lot of CPU with the same socket, but I know that it depends of the motherboard too :

So, wich CPU are compatible with my laptop?

Thank you.

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First I should say hello to all on forum.
I am having difficulty loading xp on to my Satellite C670. I have tried to find drivers for the sata, no luck, so I can F6 as I load xp, also gone into bios and set to compatibility. No luck at all yet.
Does anyone know the correct drivers I need and also how to do it.

Answer:How to load XP on a Satellite C670?


Which C670 do you have exactly?
Toshiba offers 10 different models (different part number).

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My laptop has died - the motherboard no longer works - and I have advertised it for sale for parts/spares.

I have been offered ?30 for it.

Is this a good deal? Should I accept?

Any thoughts would be good.


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I recently got an error that popped up whilst I was playing a game, it said that the cooling fan had a problem and that I should shut it down immediatly and send it for service.

This is the first time I have had this, and I have a program called Speccy that tells me the temperature for my computer and all these other things, the temperature is at its normal level and I have never had anything saying to me I had a fan error before.

For safety I changed the battery from Balanced to ECO which dropped the temperature a little bit, I put my hand on the battery and it isn't even all that hot, I can hear the fan and I can feel something blowing out of the air vents.

Answer:Satellite L850-1V0 - Fan error popped up whilst I was playing a game

Well, it looks like it was only false alarm.

Usually the notebook would shut down automatically in case of high temperature. This is kind of internal overheating protection.

Anyway I would recommend you to monitor the temperature level and to keep eye on the cooling fans.

Furthermore check if new BIOS is available. If new BIOS has been released, try the update.

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From a while every time i play a game like "PES 2014, NFS,....ETC",
My laptop "Toshiba Satellite L755-167" turns off suddenly almost with in 2 minutes.

I tried to do a clean boot but it doesn't work, the laptop works a little longer then it turns off again.
And it happened lately several times during surfing the internet.

I'm using Windows 8.1 pro 64x operating system

What could be the problem, how can i fix it?

Answer:Satellite L755-167 turns off suddenly without any warning playing game

On this virtual way it is not easy to say for sure what the problem is but it can be overheating.
Do you use your notebook placed on the desk with free cooling fans?

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Good morning,
I have a problem with two Satellite C670 laptops. Neither of them will not be charged, it only works when plugged into the mains.

Answer:Satellite C670 won't charge the battery

What happen when you start notebook without battery and put the battery in place when Windows OS is fully loaded?

Is battery recognized properly?
Is battery LED on?

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I bought my laptop one month ago. And now I have problems.
1.) Some days ago he didn't charge. (Battery not found).... after two hours it was OK.
2.) Now, when he is plug in it's Fully charged (100%), when I unplug cable - 98%.
3.) Time after time i see *"blue screen"*, troubles with RAM. I know that it's not good.

Maybe somebody can help?

Answer:Issues on Satellite C670/670D


1) Does it happen again and again?

2) This is, in my opinion, nothing that you should be worried about.

3) You are right, that?s not good. I don?t know what happen exactly but what you can do is to install recovery image again and test functionality with ?factory settings? again. If the same happen again and again I recommend you to contact Toshiba service and ask for help.

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i have Satellite C670-17G
i have found preinstalled on my laptop the face recognition.i wonna youse it.
i think i have updated the drivers...
i have try the link.but it wont help me.

Answer:Satellite C670-17G - cannot use face recognition

Do you use your notebook with original preinstalled OS (WIN7 64BIT HOME PREMIUM)?
Sorry but I don?t understand why you cannot use it.

Can you start this application or not? What is the problem?
Is webcam recognized and installed properly in device manager?

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If I start up my toshiba satellite c670-13q laptop, I get an black screen.
It just starts up in a normal way, but after it started up it shows a black screen. I still hear the windows sound by starting up and later also the sound of Skype if it started up.
I got alot of important stuff on my laptop so please help me fixing this.

Thank you.

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Another example of customer support! My kid bought one of these but we cannot fathom out how to insert the @ into text, despite the more or less useless User Guide and searching the internet, my kid has a Toshiba with which she cannot send an email!

Or are we just stupid, after 9 hours of trying we certainly feel stupid?

Answer:Satellite C670 - Cannot find @ sign

Hi buddy,

This has nothing to do with customer support.

I think you have set the wrong keyboard language. If you press Shift + i you should get the @ sign?

Important is that you change the language from EN (US) to EN (UK). You can do this if you navigate to control panel > clock, language and regional > regional and language options. Go to keyboards and languages tab and then click change keyboards. Click Add and select the keyboard layout you would like to add.

Or just watch this Youtube video:

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A few months agi i recieved 2 Toshiba's Satelite C670-12P with cracked screens.
so after finally recieving new screens and everything working fine 1 of the laptops
is locked with a password at the startup, Now normally this wouldnt matter
becouse a simple cmos reset isnt that much work but after noticing this did not
do the job as supposed i arrived at the next step shorting the jumpers (wich btw
dissapeared from the motherbord) so after disassembling the entire thing for a good
clean. Still couldnt find nothing..., now a bit later and alot of research later i learned
that the only way to get what i want (the laptop in a out of the box state) is to magicly
clear the password what is stored on 1 of the chips wich does not require a cmos battery anymore
so my question is what to do now becouse symp[tons are very very nasty

Can not boot to windows
Cant boot from cd/usb
Cant acces bios

So if anyone still has got some ideas left, please let mek now becouse im getting desperate.

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First time on any forum.

How can I reset my C670-15F 17" Laptop to the `Out of box` state (Factory settings) ?
I have been told to use the F8 key but this only turned off the Wireless Adaptor!

I have already backed up my photos and documents.

Is there anything else I should do or problems to watch out for?

Please couch any responses in easy language as I am by no means completely computer literate.

Many thanks,

Answer:How can I reset Satellite C670-15F to "out of box" state

Check please [How to recover a Toshiba notebook with the HDD recovery procedure|]
There is detailed description how to do this.

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Repost of question with link to problem, not mine but same noise.
Question is this normal

thanks for replies


Answer:Loud HDD noise on Satellite C670

It sounds really bad. In my opinion you should contact nearest Toshiba service provider and ask for help. They can check it and, if necessary, exchange the HDD.

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So sorry I'm french so excuse me for my english.

I have a tremendous problem.. Last week I installed Windows 10 on my computer (my PC said "clic here to install). I've done it and ta the end A big bleu screen appeared and said "program should stop now in order to don't crash your computer" ...
So now my computer boots and reboots all long day... I see the beginning "Toshiba" and after it is a dark screen. I tried to reinstall Windows 7 but the computer says that my HDD is reserved to toshiba (why?) my second and my third partition too! So no system, no Windows, no data. I tried to launch Windows 10 in a "bootable" USB flash memory, it works, my computer says "clic here to reboot" and when it reboots in the screen i can read " Windows meets a problem of communication with a "p?riph?rique" connexion belong to your computer" thanks Windows !!!! :-(
I made a HDD recovery CD lats year, i tried it. The CD works perfectly and when my computer reboots it looks like nothing happened! My computer boots and reboots ... !!

My pc is a satellite c670 18F ..; if someone has any solution, i will try.. Thank you..


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Hello Support,

Quite recently I have noticed that the clock / time (displayed in the system tray) of my Satellite C670-12P is going crazy, typically slowing down a bit, but sometimes jumping backwards in time by one hour or even more ! The biggest leap was more than 3 hours backwards... As you can imagine the OS (Windows 7 Home Premium) doesn't like that much and I've had to suffer possibly related hangs.

After some googling it seems that it might be related to an aging CMOS battery (which i've never replaced indeed). After some more youtubing I have learned how to unmount the keyboard under which the CMOS battery would probably be located (as seen on the similar Satellite C series' video). To my greatest surprise, however, unmounting the keyboard of the laptop only revealed a "hole" in the plastic board with some connector, but not the expected CMOS battery -- see attached picture I took and red circle where I was expecting it.

Am I going down the wrong path here ? How can I make sure that it is a weak CMOS battery the root cause of the clock / time going crazy ?
Once that's proven, where is it actually located in the C670-12P and can I easily replace it ? I've seen that sometimes its soldered on the motherboard!

Thanks in advance for your advice and assistance !

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Since I upgraded to Windows 10 in my TOSHIBA SATELLITE C670-14W my graphic card (Intel HD 3000) don't work propely on Video Editing Softwares and Games. I contacted the Intel Support and they rudely answered that they will not release any new drivers for my Graphic Card for Windows 10 and that I have to buy a new graphic card or roll back to Windows 7 (but the month is gone). They said that for help on which graphic card I should choose compatible with Windows 10, I need to contact my OEM support but as my pc is discountinued I can't ask the support; so I ask you: the community. What new Graphic card (compatible with Windows 10) should I choose compatible for my PC to have a similar/improved gaming/software performances ?

The DxDiag.txt file (attachment) has all my PC setting.

Thank you for your help.

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I'm confused. On one part of the Toshiba site it says my laptop is supported for upgrade but somewhere else, it isn't listed.

Can anyone tell me if I can upgrade safely and what, if any, Toshiba drivers will I need to reload. I'm not very technically minded so hope you can answer this without too much tech-speak. LOL

Answer:Satellite Pro C670 upgrade to Win 8 question

Check please Toshiba Win8 support page on and Toshiba Compatibility Matrix.
Is your notebook listed there?

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Does the Satellite C670 14P have a line in option through the mic/headphone sockets.

The problem is am trying to record a dj mix using a recording program but each time a recording is done it sounds like it is being recorded through the laptop speakers and not through the soundcard. I have my mixer plugged into the laptop using a phono to 2.5 jack lead I have both the mic and the headphone sockets but either make any difference to the sound.

Can someone please help me.

Answer:Help Needed Recording A Dj Mix On Satellite C670

I don?t know what do you mean with line-in on mic socket. Fact is that you can connect headset or mic on this jack and use it for conversation on Skype or any other similar messenger. You can also use it for voice recording using Windows sound recorder and it works perfectly.

I don?t know what are you doing exactly and from which device you want to transfer this mix so it is not easy to help.
Can you please post more info what are you doing exactly? Can you connect this device using USB port?

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I have Laptop: *SATELLITE C670-17M*
My processor: *Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B950 @ 2.10GHz, 2100 MHz*
My Chipset is: *Mobile Intel? HM65 Express Chipset*

So, If you look and click *Compatible products* you can see all compatible processors that you can use with this chipset right?

My question is, Can I upgrade my current processor with all of processors on that list?

Thanke you,


Answer:Processor Upgrade on Satellite C670-17M

> My question is, Can I upgrade my current processor with all of processors on that list?

Probably yes.
But fact is that nobody would be able to answer this question since such CPU upgrade isn?t officially supported. This means that notebook manufacturers don?t provide any information regarding such upgrade and compatibility.

You can try such upgrade at your own hand and hope that BIOS would be able to handle such new CPU.

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I have a TOSHIBA SATELLITE C670-10P and the motherboard has died.

I have put it on eBay to sell as not working/for spares & parts. I have been offered ?30 plus postage.

Is this a good offer? Should I accept? I don't know how much I could expect to get.

Please let me know asap!


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Hello all,

I just have a problem with an old game, that I can not run under nvidia card. You do not know what to do? Graphics card I have updated to the latest version. All new game works fine. Only one game not working. On windows 7 every works fine.

Thank you. Happy new year.


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I have just purchased a toshiba Satellite L500-13v laptop to use for general and studying purposes and am having problems.

Firstly music, when listening to music i keep having problems, the laptop will maka a horrible noise that i can only compare to the sound made when you put a cd into your car stereo and it doesn't like it.

When making this sound the laptop also seems to pause for a sec or so then continue.
This has happened when playing from cds, the hardrive and streaming straight form the internet.
Also got progressivelly worse, never at the same moment on a song or game always randomly.

Went back to the store and they said it sounds faulty and replaced the machine . . . . . .
The new one has started doing it.
On a game played online (with sound) it seemed to freeze and make this sound and everything stopped and also when streaming again.

This is a 4gb machine and at these times i would never be using more than 1.5 gb of ram.

This is meant to be everything i need computer wise for the next four and i am getting more and more concerned there is a problem.
I was told at the store this i a very new model, could this be one of those problems you only find once a model goes out??

Plese Help???????

Answer:Satellite L500-13v freeze and make sound while playing online game

> On a game played online (with sound) it seemed to freeze and make this sound and everything stopped and also when streaming again.

Does this mean that the notebook freezes ONLY running this online game?
Hmm? did you try to update the graphic card driver?

In my experience many games (online) would affect the notebooks functionality if the graphic card driver is not fully compatible or too old?

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*Hi guys* (!) :^0

I've just bought this A500-17x and its a great piece of kit and does everything it says on the box save for one issue:

Poping noise once every few seconds when playing music or game sounds (similar to a scratched or dirty record) and a worping effect (sort of blur if you will) or sinth effect about once evry 5 minutes.

Now I like music quite loud so I thought the "wee" speakers can't take the volume resulting in some popping. (similar to small cheap mp3 player speaker sets) however, I noticed that the noise can also be heard through headphones and other speakers.

As for the weird sound thats worthy of the Star Wars soundtrack it seams like its experiencing some processing trouble.

I've done the usual stuff such as changing settings, adjusting eqaliser, search for drivers but to avail.

Now if there is someone with the same issues or knows a sollution to this issue splease let me know.
Thank you in advance...

Also feel free to use this thread to discuss all your sound problems :D

Answer:Satellite A500-17x: Strange noise appears playing music or game


Did you try to update the sound driver?
Do this!

As far as I know you can get the latest Realtek sound driver on the Realtek page.
You need the Realtek HD audio driver.

Furthermore I think you should update the BIOS too?
Take a look on the Toshiba European driver page for newest BIOS?
I read here in the forum that BIOS 1.3-win should be the newest one?

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I hope you can see my system details from my profile, but in case you can't, here's basic details:

Satellite P100-113; 2x2.0GHz; 2Gb memory; XP Pro SP3; Go 7600 256Mb - factory core/mem speeds 350/400MHz - no overclocking.
Well out of warranty: bought as a factory-recondition in 2006. No problems at all until this - great machine!

I've been trying for the past 2 weeks to solve the dreaded "infinite loop in nv4_disp" blue screen of death problem, which occurs when playing Company of Heroes Opposing Fronts (COHOF). Original COH has always run with no problems.

I think I've tracked down what's happening. Using RivaTuner, I took a log of GPU data, both in general Windows usage and while playing a game of COHOF. I'd just downloaded a claimed "fix" to this infinite loop problem; referenced in nvidia forum.
I think this was the only reason the game didn't crash this time, so that I could look at the log. But this still hasn't solved the problem.

What's obvious from the Riva log is that the GPU speeds are typically 0/0 under Windows. Then, every few minutes, they ramp up to something like 198/135, for just 10-20 seconds, and then down again. This, I think, has always happened, because it's accompanied by a rapid speedup of the fan and a "sigh" of air for a few seconds. The machine has always done this since I bought it, and it's not a problem in normal (i.e. not gaming) usage.

But here'w what happened in the game. After ... Read more

Answer:Satellite P100: BSOD infinite loop in nv4_disp playing a game

Hi buddy

It seems this Toshiba forum is only a user-to-user forum and it seems there are only Toshiba users here and not any technicians.

Anyway? as I understand you issue described in your long posting, the graphic issue appears only playing this specific game (Company of Heroes Opposing Fronts).

In my opinion the graphic driver is not fully compatible with this game or your game does not support the nVidia driver?
So it?s not a notebooks hardware issue but a compatibility issues between the both software parts game<->graphic driver

I think only a graphic driver update (if available ) could helps.

Here are my answers regarding the points:

1) as I said above, I think only the graphic driver update could helps
2) from my experience all newest graphic drivers (and other drivers) are published on the Toshiba driver website
3) You can find only a Toshiba BIOS on the Toshiba driver page. Graphic card BIOS or firmware update is not known to me and to be honest I don?t think that it would exist.


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I have just got a Satellite C670. Overall I am happy with it, but it makes a strange "popping"noise every 5 mins or so.

It seems to come from the right hand side under the number pad.
It does not seem to affect performance.

Any ideas?



Answer:Satellite C670 - Strange 'popping' noise


Maybe it is a noise coming from the HDD.
Sometimes I can hear a similar noise on my non-Toshiba notebook.
This appears since the HDD upgrade?
Usually it?s nothing serious? so I think you don?t need to be afraid

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Hello everybody,

I have a problem on a Toshiba Satellite C670-11Q with windows Seven

When I pouch on :

e gives "
t gives (
u gives ?
i gives !
o gives ?

And If i use SHIFT :
e gives 3
t gives 5
u gives 7
i gives 8
o gives 9

I uncheck already the Filter keys and the problem persist. It's strange beacause it's the same with Ubuntu (also installed on this laptop).

All work as well with an usb keyboard.

The problem comes since the cat sleep on the keyboard :)

Do you have an idea ?

Sorry for my bad english

Thanks a lot
Have a nice evening

Answer:Satellite C670-11Q - "e give " keyboard issue

> All work as well with an USB keyboard.

For me it sounds like the keyboard would be faulty.
The point is that if the USB keyboard is OK then the issue cannot be related to the software settings.
So it has to be hardware fault.

Get in contact with an Toshiba ASP in your country and ask for a keyboard check and replacement


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Hi there!

I helped my neighbour to find a new laptop, and the whole setup and startup.

We ordered a C670-11Q and it works really well, theres just one annoyance.
The disc makes some loud clicking noises, not like a dying or working disc. It's the same sound as when you turn of a disc, just much louder. I guess it's the "disc reading arm" that goes into it's safe position.

I don't know if this laptop has a shock sensor to do this? The laptop was sitting flat on the table, and there where NO vibrations while it's doing it. There are no clicks while under load, but they occur randomly while idling or normal surfing/writing.

I also checked power saving options and disabled them to turn of the disc, no help.
This also seemed weird, because the clicks often occur several times in a row. But it definitely does it more when running on battery.

I'm running the newest BIOS and drivers from the support area (as of yesterday).
The disc is set to performance mode, i didn't test battery saving - should i?

And no, the disc hasen't taken any beating. I was the first person to turn it on.

The drive is from Hitachi, i ran their analysis - no errors.

Any help is greatly appreciated :o)

Answer:Satellite C670-11Q loud clicking noise from HDD

> The disc makes some loud clicking noises, not like a dying or working disc. It's the same sound as when you turn of a disc, just much louder. I guess it's the "disc reading arm" that goes into it's safe position.

One of my notebook?s HDD makes such noise too.

I?m not exactly sure why but I think also that this is the disks head which moves into save position.

However, I think that this is not really a malfunction since the notebook runs pretty well and I didn?t notice any problems with the HDD or the files? but I created a backup of my files? just to be safe ? you know?
I think you should backup the date just to be safe?

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I wanted to reinstall Windows on my Girlfriends machine. I started into the Bios and I tried to find the setting to boot from a USB device but I couldn't find it. I somehow stupidly set all the settings in bios to manufacturer defaults and after restarting the screen stayed black.

I can boot but I can't do anything. I can't enter the bios, I don't see anything.... Is it bricked? I hope you guys can help us because she will most likely kill me :(

Answer:Satellite C670-178 - black screen at start-up

We need your help! It is important!

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Please, where can I find Windows 7 32-bit drivers for Satellite C670-13D Part # : PSC40E-004008RU.
I need "Value Added Package" for activate hotkey function.


Answer:Satellite C670-13D: Where can I find drivers for Windows 7 32 bit


Seems not all Win 7 32bit drivers are available for the C670 at this time.

Since the VAP is not related to specific notebook series but to the system (Win 7 or Vista) you can use the VAP released for other series?

I recommend checking the C660 series and to download the VAP released there.

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HDD on laptop had died, no recovery media created. Tried ordering from Toshiba website but get following message

" recovery media can be ordered, because it comes not from the region of Toshiba Europe, or i's to old for this service..."

Laptop was purchased 2014 from the UK - yes t's old but so is the user.

Can not find a "contact us" section on the website where I can ask the question.

What are my best alternate options?


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CD/DVD- rom player TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L633F of my Toshiba Satellite C670-12P is not working anymore.

I'v tried several CDs, with pictures, DVD and music CD also storage CD and it opens as if I load a new empty CD only asking me options to format or make a new disk.

But all the disk I load in my player are already written with data and not rewritable.
In my system I can see all is working correct, but it is not true. I can't read any disk now and I don't know how to fix it .

I tried already with windows fix it, but it could not fix the problem.
So I realy don't no my options. I found also not a solution on the site of Toshiba itself and I'm really disapointed in it. I don't use often my player but now and then I like to play a dvd to watch. Also my back ups I made wil not be working after all.

I don't know if the problem is known by other users and if there is a solution for me.

My system is windows 7

Thank you for reading and hopefully someone has a solution for me.

Answer:Satellite C670-12P - CDDVDW TS-L633F is not working

Sorry for the bad English, I'm a bit stressed by the problem but hope you can understand after all.

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Hi. I have a C670 which I had problems starting up. I tried the back up discs I had created when i got the machine but they failed to work. I had an extended warranty with the company I had bought the laptop from and I sent it back to them to get the problem sorted. As the back up discs didn't work, all they have done is reinstall windows and I've lost all the bundled software and the HDD recovery system on the D drive which come on the machine.Lesson to learned here I think.

If I was to buy a set of toshiba back up discs would this take the machine back to its 'out of the box' condition.

Thanks in anticipation

Answer:Satellite C670-10P and recovery image installation

> If I was to buy a set of toshiba back up discs would this take the machine back to its 'out of the box' condition.
Yes. You can order original recovery discs on

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I tried to install a bios upgrade on a C670-16E but I receive the following message

?????????,???? Windows ?????????

How to solve this problem?

Thanx in advance

Answer:BIOS upgrade does not work on Satellite C670-16E

Do you try to install this BIOS update?

It is 2.30 Win version.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite C670. I would like to upgrade FIRMWARE driver of the optical unit.
Please advise me where I can get the update.

Characteristics dvd / cd-rom:


Version: 6.1.7601.17514
class of CD-ROM
manufacturer: "Standard CD-ROM drives"
OS: Windows 7 64bit

If you please to help.


Answer:Satellite C670 - Would like to update CD-Rom drive firmware

You can update the firmware ONLY if newer version has been released for this drive.

There was an firmware update for CD/DVD drives *TS-L633C* and *TS-L633Y* as mentioned here:

But for *TS-L633A* there is NO firmware update available.

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I was wondering if anyone could help me?
The screen on my C670 works but has visible damage and a lot of dead pixels,
I have bought two replacement screens but have been unable to get them to work any more than the backlight coming on.

Both replacements have been returned to where they were purchased and been tested and found to be working fine, I am now at a loss at what to do next...

I don't really understand what could be wrong that both replacements didn't work but my original works fine....surely if there was an issue with the connector my screen wouldn't work either?

My screen is a LP173WD1(TL)(N1) and the replacements were N173FGE - L23 and LP173WD1(TL)(E1) which I was assured were both compatible with my machine.

Thanks in advance


Message was edited by: ealdra

Answer:Satellite C670 screen replacement problems


As far as I know there are different Satellite C670 series.
I found some details regarding the PSC3SE, PSC3NE, PSC3LE, PSC3QE sub-models.

It looks that the LCD module 17.3" W HD+ (1600 x 900px) uses a LED backlight as the light source.
So you should be sure that you are using the right one.

I don?t think that the display controller on the motherboard would be faulty because in such case the original display would not work too.

The LCD display and motherboard are connected by inverter cable, inverter board and
LVDS cable. You should make sure the LVDS cable is firmly connected to motherboard.
If the connection is loose, reconnect firmly and restart the C670 notebook.

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my configuration:
Windows 8.1
Satellite C670-15F
Intel HD Graphics 3000 v9.17.10.2843 (29/11/12)

Computer: 3UE-016005BT&USER_ACTION=Auto-detect
Intel s+graphiques&ProductLine=Contr%C3%B4leurs+graphiqu es+pour+PC+portables&ProductProduct=Processeurs+In tel%C2%AE+Core%E2%84%A2+de+2e+g%C3%A9n%C3%A9ration +avec+graphiques+HD+Intel%C2%AE+3000%2f2000

I wanted to update my display card (Intel HD Graphics 3000), then i went on Intel for the update and he told me that "A customized computer manufacturer driver is installed on your computer. The Intel Driver Update Utility is not able to update the driver. Installing a generic Intel driver instead of the customized computer manufacturer driver may cause technical issues.
Contact your computer manufacturer for the latest driver for your computer" .

After, i went on Toshiba Drivers and search the driver, but the version of my display card was equal than your driver, since 4 years that there is not update and the latest update of Intel HD Graphics 3000 is (10/04/2014)
Why Toshiba did so not updated the graphics card?

Answer:Display driver update for Satellite C670

Drivers update for mobile machines is pretty limited and it is big difference between mobile machines and desktops.
Due to specific design and cooling system that machine has GPU must be ?under control?. With new driver GPU can offer more performance but result is more heat that can be dangerous for notebook?s hardware.

This is the reason why notebook manufacturers don't offer such updates and offer just adapted display drivers. If you try to download driver from GPU manufacturer directly there is always a indication to use driver from notebook manufacturer?s support page.

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i have a problem with my sound card. while i play a game or watch a movie, it stops. the only way to enable the sound again is to disable and enable the speakers. my laptop model is L750-1LC and i have downloades the conexant sound driver fom the site of Toshiba.

can anyone help me with my problem please.


Answer:Satellite L750 - while playing a game or watch a movie sound card disables

The thing that I want to add here, is that the sound does not crash if I use my headphones.

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Hello here

I have a problem starting Windows system on pc Satellite C670/C670D
Need help!

thank you

+Message was edited: translation has been added+

Answer:Satellite C670/C670D - problem starting Windows


Can you please provide more details?
What system do you use?
What happens exactly?
Are you able to recover the notebook using Recovery disk?

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Hi all,

I made an upgrade to Windows 10 but after that my satellite notebank C670 has booting problems. It's always after Windows updates were installed. It shows the Win logo followed by a blue screen. After repeated switching on and off I get again to the login screen for the password. Have Windows 10 already reinstalled because I didn't come to the login screen anymore. But problems are still there only with switching on and off attempts it works. But this is not a solution. Have you any ideas - drivers for Win10 or bios? Thanks for help

Answer:Satellite C670 booting problems after Windows 10 Upgrade

Hello I have the granny problem after installation to Windows 10 I have nothing white screen
impossible to make a granny spanking restoration F8 or F12 nothing to do
if someone gives you the solution I'm interested
Thank you to you CDT
Posting has been translated by Google Translator

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I have put a I7-2720 into my C670 and everything is working well. I had to use external cooling fans to keep the temp down but Ihad planned for that.

I'm just wondering if I should update my bios from the standard 1.40 that's recommended so that I can fully use all the features of a I7 qm CPU.

Thanks for any help

Answer:Re: Satellite C670 upgraded to I7-2720qm, BIOS update?


As far as I know Toshiba doesn?t support BIOS update and BIOS update has nothing to do with your update. BIOS update is designed to fix some issues or offer some additional options but it has nothing to do with CPU upgrade.

I hope everything will be OK with your notebook in the future. Be careful how do you use it. I presume that you know that after CPU upgrade every hardware failure and repair you must pay on your own.

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please help Win XP drivers for video Satellite C670 needed , no drivers on site ,whats model videocard is in Satellite C670-15E?

Answer:Satellite C670 - Win XP drivers for video card needed


According notebook specification your Satellite notebook has Intel HM65 (Intel HD Graphics 3000) graphic card.

Your notebook is not supported for WXP but Tecra R840 has the same graphic card inside nad is supported for WXP so please try to install THIS display driver.

I hope it will works for you.

Send some feedback.

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Hi all,

Principaly, I sorry for my bad English, but I French, and this post was traduce with google translate.

Here, for 2-3 days when I plug in my headphones on my PC and I'm trying to listen to music it does me lots of bass, the instrumental .. And bottom slightly you can hear the singer's voice. This is very annoying, because it is not terrible.

_Information Laptop_: Toshiba Satellite C670/C670D.

_Solutions I tried_: (In order of trial)
- Check if the problem does not come from the headset connector or cable.
****** Comment: The headset works perfect on my phone with the same music, or even on the Laptop of my little sister who is exactly the same as mine.

- Go to Control Panel> Sound> property on the sound output> Level> Balance> Reduce to 0% on the left or right.
****** Comment: The voice is back, I can hear the music perfectly, but now I hear a very strong side of the helmet, the difference between the two when I wear this sense the two "ear" headphones. More when I unplug my headphones, I can hear more than one side of the speakers integrated Laptop.

- Check the option "Voice Cancellation" is not checked in the property of her.
****** Comment: The option is not checked when the headset is plugged in and that one side is 0% as this is one I had not set to 0% one side.

- Make a system restore to a date prior to the problem.
****** Comment: The problem has occurred since 1/31/2013. So I'm back on the date of 2... Read more

Answer:Satellite C670/C670D - Its weird when I plug in my headphones

> The problem has occurred since 1/31/2013
And what have you done at this day? Have you installed or changed something?
I mean the problem cannot occur for no reason.
I never had such problem and don?t know what can be the right solution but try to reinstall sound driver and please use driver from Toshiba download page.

Check it at first and post some feedback.

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Today I upgraded to Windows 10. Everything seems to be working ok except my keyboard's strange behaviour.

When the Fn Key is NOT pressed:

(1) The keys 1,2 are not working at all
(2) The keys 3,4 adjust the volume
(3) Space key not working at all
(4) Function Keys behave normally (F1, F2 etc)

When the Fn Key is pressed:

(1) Keys 1,2,3,4 work as nymbers
(2) Space key works as space
(3) Function keys are doing nothing

I tried uninstalling everything related to toshiba as well as pressing Fn for 10 seconds, Fn+Ctrl, Fn-Scroll lock and any other combination I could think of.

In the BIOS there is no option to disable the function keys.
In the HWSETUP there is no option as well

I would really welcome any suggestions. Thanx for your time.

Answer:Satellite C670-19F - Windows 10 - keyboard's strange behaviour

Same problem with C670-15Q. solution appreciated

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Hi, I who can explain why the site is no driver for the video?

Answer:Missing display driver for Satellite C670-188 PSC3YE

And can you explain which operating system do you use?

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hi guys banging head against a wall now ..(silver surfer) please go easy on the solution...

when i start up and it goes to my home page this works perfect....but when i type anything into the search bar new tab opens and says ..
internet explorer cannot display the web page...(doesnt matter what i put in search as always the same answer) i run the network diagnostics...and it tells me everything is ok.................have touched a setting in error or do i have to allow something.....

thnx you guys for taking your time to help..........

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Also Webcam seems to have no drivers installed....

Tried the lastest application/drivers from Toshiba but it does not install anything.

Answer:Satellite C670-19F - Windows 10 - Webcam not working No Drivers Installed

same problem but with C660-1MG... try everything!!!

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I have a Toshiba Satellite C670, win7 64bit. I've had it for about a month. Monitor drivers are at the most recent available version.

I've recently noticed a problem with the monitor's gamma settings. On startup, the screen is brighter than it should be. When I go to monitor settings / colour improvements and I change gamma from its default 1.0 to, for instance, 0.9, I see the screen darken (considerably) in 2 distinct but fast steps. Changing the gamma back to 1.0 makes the screen go brighter in one (small) step, and the end result is darker than before I changed anything.

Increasing gamma to 1.1 or 1.2 also gives me a darker result than the "reported" gamma of 1.0 at startup; from my estimation, the gamma at startup is about the same as when I manually set it to 1.3.

However, when I set gamma to, for instance, 0.9, at startup the screen will be back at about 1.3 " real gamma" again. Ofcourse I could shuffle the gamma control back and forth every time I start up my laptop, so that gamma 1.0 is indeed as dark as it should be, but surely I shouldn't have to do this? I use the laptop mainly for photo editing so it's pretty important to my use of the laptop to have correct gamma.

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!

Kind regards,

Answer:Satellite C670 - monitor: gamma setting too high on startup


From my own experience every display supports different properties.
As far as I know monitor manufacturers store gamma, color information inside the monitors which is being used by the graphics card drivers.

For common usage its ok but for people who do imaging there are different tools which helps you to manage such settings.

I recommend you testing an tool called ?QuickMonitorProfile?
Its free and allows you to create the most commonly used working space profiles. It is also possible to create a monitor profile.

Google for this

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I have been trying to connect this laptop with my Regsa Toshiba flat screen tv using an SGA/VGA 15 pin male to male connecting lead, without success. I receive a message at the bottom of the tv screen stating "Unsupported video format". I also have a Dell laptop and when I connect this up to the tv it works immediately, so does anybody have a solution? Before someone advises, use the Dell, it's my wife's and she requires to use it away from home regularly.

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(Google Translation)

Recovery Media Creator will not start. Missing link error "TRMCLcher.exe"
I can not find the software on the Toshiba site!
Here's what the file contains Toshiba Recovery Media Creator:

Where can I find Toshiba Recovery Media Creator?

thank you


Answer:Satellite C670 - Recovery Media Creator do'nt launch! Error link

Toshiba recovery media creator cannot be downloaded from Toshiba download page. This tool is integrated in recovery image.
I really don?t understand how this exe file can disappear for no reason. With clean preinstalled recovery image it must work properly.

If you didn?t create recovery DVD there is only one way to get it work again: you must install whole OS using HDD recovery installation. After doing this you will have ?factory settings? again and this tool will work properly again.

How to use HDD recovery installation you can find on

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When I start my laptop I got this "Reboot and select proper Boot device" I can not find out how I should do.

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I have just purchased a Satellite C670 satellite laptop.
Every few minuetes it make a loud click/clunk noise from inside, hard drive ?? is this normal

look forward to your replys


Answer:Every few minuetes Satellite C670 make a loud click/clunk noise

On this virtual way we cannot hear it and cannot say if this is normal or not but fact is that HDD produce clicking noise. It is not extremely loud but you can hear it.
Are you sure this noise comes from HDD. Does it click when HDD LED blinks?

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The computer system is an MSI via chipset motherboard with athlon xp 3200 cpu, two 256 memory sticks, a radeon 9800 pro video.
I know the problem is not the power supply, video card ,and it's not the memory sticks. And the amount of time I'm playing doesn't seem to be a factor either. The game shuts down and the computer goes to desktop anyware form a few minutes of playing to 1 hour of playing. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. THanks

Answer:After playing any game like,mohaa,everquest,game shuts down and computer goes desktop

increase the cooling of the harddrive, cpu and case . i know some gamers, open the case up, run a box fan into the case while playing.

seems to work for them.

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the title pretty much explains it if any other details r needed i can supply them

Answer:while playing a game the game is saying an error occurred and closing at the exact same spot

also i just tried to play agai and i am getting small pixellated rectangles at the top of the screen but its the same exact spot everytime

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I have BSOD(blue screen of death) that say physical memory dump I had try changing my ram but its useless. I dunno whats the problem . please help ..

Answer:Blue Screen of death when starting game or alt tab when playing game

I cant upload my minidump file , its say there is a error of extention.

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Also it randomlly shuts down my pc when im trying to play the game.

The game is called gunbound. this is the first time ive asked for help on this problem so bear with me and my spelling lol.

Ok this random shutdowns of the pc just started with in the last 3 weeks, and the game has always randomlly crashed on me (plays normally then suddenlly the screen frezes for a few secs and then im back to my desktop)

im a little unsure of the problem ive tried many things including updateing my video drivers,scan disking,opening the case and cleaning it out and dusting. im franklly at a loss ill add in my pc info and also im not huge on the tech terms so u may need to exsplane what u mean:
[os] Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600 Service Pack 1 [cpu] 1 Intel Pentium IV @ 2523.87 MHz Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.53GHz x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 7 [memory] 244/512mb [47.66%] [IIIIIIIII-----------] [display] Intel(R) 82845G Graphics Controller , NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700LE card(s), Default Monitor Default Monitor 1024x768x32bpp - 75Hz monitor [sound]
[10:30am] <D2Meep> [hdd] [C: 95,393.75mb (59,663.47mb free)] [F: 131,069.34mb (42,103.62mb free)] [bios] FIC - 42302e31 Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG Phoenix-Award BIOS v6.00PG [connection] Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC RAS Async Adapter

all of that is from my acidmax stats on mirc wasnt sure where to get a full list of stuff without typing it out if theres any ida let me know im not sure whats wrong and yeah i... Read more

Answer:haveing problems playing a game with out it either randomlly crashing the game...

first of all is this limited to this game alone?do other games run fine?check for any overheating signs,install the latest drivers for your video card and your mobo,direct x and any other update.see if you meet the minimum requirements for the game.(this was just the official response you would get from a bear with me)

if this is happening in this game only and not in any other and your pc isnt overheating and meeting the minimum requirements,then there is a good chance its an issue with your optical drive,try a combo drive if you've got any around.its an incompatibility issue with some of the games.good luck

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Hi, I am new on this forum and I hope someone can help me out.

Every time I play a game at start it runs great.. then after 15-20 minutes everything gets slower and slower, I mean really slow. Movement and sounds are going slower and slower when time progresses. I have updated my sound drivers, updated my DirectX. It's like something eats up my ram or my soundcard is causing it. And when everything gets slow I quit the game and windows is then also very very slow. And sometimes my soundcard crashes, giving a loud beep sound. It's driving me NUTS.

Got an amd athlon 1,2 ghz, 512 ram, 40gigUDMA HD, MSI K7T motherboard, asus 7100pro geforce 2 32mb ram videocard, Creative SB Live! value soundcard running on windows ME (updated version installed over w98SE).

Answer:After 20 minutes playing a game game stutters and computer get very very SLOOOOW

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I get BSOD whenever I am on my computer for 6 hours or over, watching a video and playing a game, or while playing gmod in general. My comp specs are on my profile as best as I could get. My computer runs 68C 26% fanspeed when not playing any games and gets as hot as 86C when playing games.
and my graphics card is up to date.

some of the BSODs were like memory management or time management or something.

Here is my SCF/scannow
Attachment 263947
and my SF Diagnostic minidump
Attachment 263945

Answer:BSOD playing too long, watching a video and playing a game or gmod

Hello and welcome foodwrap Mate you mentioned memory management was brought up.

Now two things you can do here is
a) reseat the sticks

b) run a memtest if the reseating doesn't have any effect

You will need to make a bootable disk for the memtest and set the BIOS to boot from the optical drive then insert the memtest disk and Save and > Enter.

Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

The machine will boot into the memtest program - no OS is loaded and it will start "testing" the RAM
Now you need to let it run for at least 8 passes unless you start to get red errors straight away.
The test takes quite while and sometimes people run it overnight.

But do the reseat first and have a look to see if any crud is down in the slots. You can take this chance to have a quick once over of the machine for dust etc

See pics for what it will look like when you run the memtest if you have to.

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I have here my Mother in Laws C670-14D and its developed an issue whereby when you power up the screen is blank. it does have backlight and you hear the windows startup sound that you get before you login as windows starts up.

I can see the screen if I start in safe mode, in fact I'm using the PC in safe mode as I type this.

I did hae a similar problem in the past with another Toshiba laptop and that was windows 8, the issue was connected with power save settings but I've tried all of those and no luck. Also tried the remove battery suggestions, nothing has worked.

I'm guessing windows has done an update that is causing this but I'm at a loss and google has turned up nothing.

Running Windows 10 Home edition 64 bit

Any ideas anyone?

Thanks in advance


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It seems something is going wrong with my GPU or one of the drivers. I feel like it's most likely hardware failure, due to extreme treatment of my laptop. What happens is the whole screen kind of just gets chopped up into squares (sometimes the patterns vary. Sometimes, it's not even a ****ing pattern, just a ****ed up screen) with different colors. It then crashes and attempts to restart but you can't even read the BSOD because the screen is so messed up. Then it will reboot itself but the screen is screwed and if you attempt to run 'windows normally', it will crash and reboot in an endless cycle. I have to start in safe mode, in which there are a bunch of nasty lines that start from left to right on the screen. I can still use the laptop but over time the screens disappear and the screen finally goes back to normal. After this, I can reboot into normal mode. Help!! I can also send pics showing what happens, I just have to play a game and have it crash for me again haha Thanks!
**EDIT** DM Log is up for viewing.. Somebody hellpppp!! I want to play Fallout T . T

Answer:BSOD when playing games. No specific game, just any game.


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hi. i have a gets me back to the desktop while playing icon appears on the task bar for probably 2 seconds and disappears..this is happening every few minutes...i m unable to find out the problem as well...please help....

Answer:while playing a game,game minimizes and shows desktop why?

Sounds like a keyboard problem or you may be hitting the windows key by accident during game playAnswers are only as good as the information you provide.How to properly post a question: Sorry no tech support via PM's

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About 3-4 months ago, my uncle placed a GeForce 9500GT video card. It worked nice for games like Dekaron,Rappelz,Oblivion but just about a week ago it crashed on COD2. I thought it was normal but it happened on Left 4 dead too. I started to get worried and thought it was normal but then it kept on crashing on Portal(1st stage, at around 20-30 seconds on the timer) and almost any game i borrow from my friends. It crashed on Warcraft 3, Overlord, Drift City(only in Undercity Mission). Im kinda worried now maybe you guys can help me.

It crashes and sometimes the sound loops but sometimes it doesnt. Im not sure if it's only the monitor because some of my games cant be shut by using ALT F4 and i cant check if it shuts down well. When i unplug,plug and turn it on, there are no warnings or things that say it recovered from an error.It just starts normally. Some people say i have to upgrade my Video card driver but im worried because when i installed a driver on my Laptop , i couldnt turn it on. SO WHAT DO I DO?

Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU 4 3.00GHz
1G of Ram
Nvidia Geforce 9500GT

Answer:Computer crashes when playing any game(besides browser game)

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Hi I'm new to this forum and was wondering if i could get some help or advice on what the problem might be the PC is only 3 months old and has had four recent blue screen errors over the time i have been using it and i was wondering if this is a hardware or system failure that i may need to replace. These are the dump files and system information attached to post thank you.

Answer:BSOD Whilst playing Browsing and Playing game's


The BSOD seems to be caused by old ATI video card drivers:

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 116, {fffffa8007da8010, fffff8800774da1c, 0, 2}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmpag.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmpag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmpag.sys
Probably caused by : atikmpag.sys ( atikmpag+7a1c )

Followup: MachineOwner

2: kd> !analyze -v
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.
Arg1: fffffa8007da8010, Optional pointer t... Read more

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Dear all,

I delete all data in C:\ drive and I do a format c:\

I don't create a Recovery CD, and now I can't restore with F8, but I show that I have a recovery partition on D:\ drive.

Please, how can I restore it ?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Best regards,


Answer:Satellite C670 - formatted C:\ and no Recovery CD but recovery partition


Maybe this thread about a similar theme would be useful for you:

If this is not helpful or if you will not be able to recover the notebook using the method mentioned there, then you will need to order the recover disk from here:

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I have problem with xp pro constant restart either on the net or off the net(no problem using wins98,1Gig cpu,40 Gig Hd,256 ram)Thanks so much in advance for any help(i do not know much about comp.)

Answer:unwanted restart on xp pro

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Question: Unwanted Restart

Hey so i've been having this problem the past few days...

Everytime i run a scan for spyware, my computer restarts itself. I've tried about 6 different spyware scans and everyone does the same thing.

What should i do?


Answer:Unwanted Restart

you might want to try posting a hijackthis log and see if any malware programs are evident.

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Question: Unwanted restart

My pc keeps restarting and I can't see why.It hasn't overheated and I've viewed the Events log but that seems to be no help.It says it hangs during appications like Nero, Windows Media Player and Ulead Video Studio but doesn't give any clue to why.When I've used the link to the Microsoft website it says there's nothing I can do about it, which seems strange.I've also unticked the automatically restart box under the system failure heading, which did nothing.Any help would be great, Graham.

Answer:Unwanted restart

You called?Take programs out of the Startup menu using Run/msconfig. Put them back one at a time to find the guilty party.

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