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Need BIOS file for Satellite C655-S5507

Question: Need BIOS file for Satellite C655-S5507

Hi Everybody

I?m from Ukraine. My friend bought laptop Satellite C655-S5507. After a week he got a black screen while turning on laptop. Laptop was bought in USA, and there is no possibility to send it in an official service center.
It seems to be that BIOS crashed. I have an experience in laptop repairing, and I?m sure that this is problem with BIOS.

I went on an official Toshiba web-site on support page, to get BIOS file (I'd like to use USB programmer, to flash the BIOS), but there are no such a model (C655-S5507). I've read that this model was produced for some stores in USA, and there are no official drivers for it and also bios file.

Please send it (BIOS file) there or on email ([email protected]) , because laptop without it will be sold by parts, and there are no possibility to repair it without original BIOS file :( .

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Answer: Need BIOS file for Satellite C655-S5507

You are right. This is US notebook model. Problem is that I cannot find anything on this US support page.

My advice is to post this on US Toshiba forum http://forums.toshiba.com/t5/Computers/ct-p/c_laptops/tshb and hopefully someone there will be able to help.

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toshiba c655 bios reset, how do you reset the bios on a toshiba c655. running windows 7

Answer:toshiba c655 bios reset

reset bios toshiba c655http://moourl.com/48s18

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Hello. I'm working on a Toshiba satellite c655-s5082 laptop. I tried removing the cmos battery for three days to reset the BIOS PW, and nothing. Ive tried locating the jumpers but i cant find them. any help will do. thankyou
 

Answer:toshiba c655 bios pw reset. HELP!!!

Unfortnately you are not a known, seasoned member of this forum. Helping to hack BIOS passwords is a NO-NO with newbies in my book.

We just can't guarantee who you are, or why you need to knock out this password. You could be trying to hack a corporate laptop for all we know.

Sorry...


:major
 

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Have a Toshiba Satellite C655 which suddenly stopped working. Cannot get the system to boot. Tried pressing F8 for safe mode and get nothing, F11 for recovery does not work. 0 does not work, only F2 and F12 works. Do not have a recovery disk.

Win7 Home Premium on system and tried using Win7 Pro but will not repair the strtup files because it states not correct version.

Please help if a solution is available other than sending back to support.

Answer:Satellite C655 does not boot

F11 is not for recovery. You must try to enter ?Advanced boot options?.
When you start your notebook press F8 *SEVERAL TIMES.*

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ok, laptop wont start up just black screen with blinking curser, not command prompt. cannot restart in safe mode, same thing, can only enter system setup, and boot manager, f2 and f12, put in a startup disk, tried to restore from earler time, just get message saying it cannot be restored to this date, tried several, same thing. seems it started when my son hooked his smart phone up to laptop to update his phone.
 

Answer:toshiba satellite c655

trying to restore as i type, it was program called Kies mini (installed Kies mini)
 

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My Satellite C655 has ablinking cursor and will not boot.

Any suggestions

Answer:Satellite C655 will not boot

Of course I don?t know why this happen and what have you done exactly.
Maybe more than one sentence in your posting would help to understand your problem.

Anyway, try please to press F8 after start-up and enter ?Advanced boot options?. Is this possible?
Can you start preinstalled OS in safe mode?

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When ever i try to use my DvD drive i get that error, im using "Satellite C655"

Answer:Satellite C655 - D/ application not found

And how do you use DVD drive?

Can you please describe your problem using more than one single sentence?

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How do I get a stereo mixer on this laptop so I can do online karaoke?
Got Satellite C655.

Answer:Satellite C655 Stereo mixer no available?

Hi

As far as I know the unit supports Conexant sound chip and as far as I know the stereo mix is not supported by Conexant.

Found this:
No Stereo Mix for Conexant HD Audio
http://www.stereo-mix.com/stereo-mix-issues/no-stereo-mix-for-conexant-hd-audio.html

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Hi
I have never had a laptop before. Also new to windows 7. Trying to find the simplest way to burn a DVD from another DVD on this new laptop. I know I have to put the info from the DVD on to the laptop. And then burn it on to a blank DVD. I can put the DVD in to the drive. Thats a great start !!! I am looking for the simplest way to "rip" and burn. Even if it means downloading (hopefully free) burning software.

On my desktop CD burner it was pretty easy to burn from a CD to another CD. 2 trays and software to burn. I know this is more complex. I am somewhat computer challenged, btw. Thanks :)

Answer:Satellite C655 - Easiest way to burn a DVD

Hi lili60,

The most DVDs and CDs that you can buy are copy protected so I doubt you will be able to copy them. Usually you can only copy disks from friends with private pictures, music, etc. but common disks are copy protected.

For burning disks you can use the freeware tool ?CD Burner XP?. That?s really nice tool that provide all necessary functions for burning disks. You can download the tool here:
http://cdburnerxp.se/

On the same page you can also find an online help how the program works.

If you have more questions, please let us know! :)

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I am thinking of upgrading my Toshiba Satellite C655 with a faster CPU and am wondering if anyone can tell me which CPU's are compatible with this laptop? At this time it has a AMD V140 Processor 2.30ghz. The laptop is a Toshiba Satellite C655D-S50851. Thank you for any information you can give me.
 

Answer:Toshiba Satellite C655 CPU compatibility

As a general rule with laptops, CPU upgrades don't really give decent increases in performance. Increasing system memory to max allowed and installing a bigger faster hard drive will give you the most "bang for the buck"...
 

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I've had my laptop for 7 mos. and for the last 2 weeks, I have been trying to play netlix dvd's but they will not play. I put on an audio cd and it works. I can't figure out what the problem is nor the solution. I have tried to update the driver but it says it's up to date. Not sure what to do at this point. Any suggestions?

Also, I ran the toshiba diagnostic tool and it skips the DVD drive. Does that mean something?

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Answer:Satellite C655 - DVD movies will not play

Have you noticed these problems with Netlix DVD?s only or using any original DVD movie?

Which player do you use for watching DVDs?

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When I ran my AVG PC Tune up it said that "BAPIDRV" is missing. I went to the Toshiba Site and could find nothing. AVG Tune Up also said that without it computer could crash. Can anyone help me? I am lost. I have a Toshiba Satellite C655. Please help me! Thank you very much!

 

Answer:Solved: Help please toshiba satellite C655

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Hi, I installed OS XP on my Satellite C655-s9521d notebook....I found all drivers accept VGA driver please help

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Answer:Need XP VGA driver for Satellite C655-S9521D

Unfortunately on US support page display driver for WXP is not available.

I have compared notebook specification with some European models and I think THIS driver can be installed on your notebook.

Please test it and send some feedback.

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Let me start off by saying I am not very tech savvy lol

I have been having issues with this laptop lately. When I try to do updates on things such as Adobe and I have to choose between 32 or 64 bit, it recommends 32 bit, but I'm supposedly running on 64..

It takes forever to load pages on the internet, and now I can't even see video content through sites like youtube. I have all these services running that I don't even know what they are or if they should be running, can anyone help me get this laptop running better?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite C655 running horribly help pls

Hi, we need more info on your system, to begin 2 gb, on a 64 bit system is not going to cut it, you do need 4 gb of RAM, so this would be my first consideration.

Very hard to read your screen shots in a meaningful way, go to start search and type cmd, right click on the returned cmd.exe and select "run as administrator" at the prompt copy paste:-


Code:
echo > 0 & tasklist /v >> 0 & net start >> 0 & systeminfo >> 0 & echo >> 0 & notepad 0
press enter, please copy paste the notepad outcome here.

BTW:- from the systeminfo cmd you can delete the windows updates(hotfixes) we don't need them, will reduce the size of the post.

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Sometimes when I wake my laptop up after sleep or hibernation the screen will be way to bright/high contrast to the point where I have trouble reading icon names on my desktop.

The only way I've found to fix it once this happens is to restart, then it's fine. It only does this once in a while.

It's pretty new, not even a year old, so I doubt it would be the back light going bad.
I was just wondering if anyone knew why this would happen and if it's something I should be concerned about?

I have a Satellite c655 running windows 7.

Answer:Satellite C655 - sometimes screen is too bright after hibernation

Hi

To be honest this is the first time that I read about such problems.
Are you able to change the brightness using Fn + F6 or FN + F7 while this issue happens?

But these FN button combinations controls only the brightness and this does not affect the contrast? so not quite sure if it?s really an setting issue?
In worst case your display could be affected? so maybe you should get in contact with an local Toshiba ASP in order to check the internal LCD.

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I was on the web then out of no where my computer shut off and when I turned it back on it started saying windows is loading file which it never says then took me to a start up repair menu and said it couldnt find the problem then I can click finish which shuts the computer off or cancel which takes me to advanced options or problem details. Please help some body
 

Answer:Toshiba Satellite c655 startup problem

This could be a memory or hard drive problem. Have the laptop checked out by a computer repair person
 

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Hi,

I want to know if I can change my Toshiba satellite mainboard with one who I can change the video card and the main processor. So I want a mainboard with non-integrated cpu and video card . It?s that possible?

Of course that I want more powerful in the performance so I want to use in design and rendering programs.

Answer:Mainboard exchange on Satellite C655-S5549

Hello Roberto

Please don't understand me wrong but I?m afraid you are mixing something. All your questions would be understandable for me if this forum were related to individual hardware configuration for desktop machines.

We are discussing here about mobile units or mobile machines with very limited hardware upgrade possibilities. Specific design and special constructed cooling system designed for certain hardware platform don't allow big hardware changes.

With notebooks there is completely different strategy when you think to buy one machine. You must compare hardware configuration and price, of course. Choose the best one and buy it.

You cannot buy some cheap machine and later exchange almost everything inside. Mobile machines are not designed for something like this.
If you need powerful machine with good hardware I?m afraid you must sell your Satellite C machine (middle range notebook) and buy some more powerful notebook.

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Hello -

I have a Satellite C655 that I purchased and year and a half ago. Over the last few days the fan has been kicking in a lot more than usual. By this I mean the fan or ventilator on the left - the quieter one on the right is always on and pretty quiet.

I'm not running any big programs - just the internet or Word but it's been going on every 30 seconds or so and will sometimes slow the computer down and the little blue circle in Word 7 will start spinning around.

I'm hoping it's that the fan needs cleaning and I have no intention of taking anything apart to try it myself. I use the computer for work so I need it all the time and would have to do some scheduling to have Staples tech guys or Best Buy Geeks do it for me.

Can I use a vacuum on the underside and side vent to pull out any dust - would this help or am I asking for trouble? Is there any way to clean the fan without pulling off any of the covers/keyboard?

Any help is sure appreciated. This is my first post so if you need any other information, please just let me know. Thanks so much.

Answer:Satellite C655 - Can I use a vacuum to clean the fans?

Your only way to get it clean is using vacuum or compressed air and blow out the dust.
If notebook should be cleaned on professional way it must be disassembled. It is only way to get full access to all cooling modules. Please this should be done by authorized service only.

Anyway, try with vacuum.

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I just purchased a Toshiba Satellite C655 and I cannot get any sound out of my external speakers.

I do, however, have sound from the small internal laptop speakers. I have looked at the configuration for the soundcard (Conexant CX20671) and cannot find any way to select an external speaker setup. I'm using the correct line-in jack (not the headphone jack) so I'm really confused as to what the problem is. Is this sound driver compatible with my external speakers (Logitech Z-540)?

Thank you for your help.

Answer:Satellite C655 - No sound on external speakers

If you are connecting the speakers using optical (SPDIF) or Analog?

What port did you plug the speakers into? You will need to use the Headphone Jack (Analog Stereo). The other one is usually the Microphone input jack.

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So the hard drive went in the C655.
I was able to copy the recovery partition to another drive. I wasnt able to get far with that.

I have restore DVD's how ever when I boot from the DVD's it says "Windows is loading files" hanges up for a minute then I get the following message. " Windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer.. This error can be caused by unplugging a removable storage device such as an external USB drive while the device is in use, or by faulty hardware such as a hard drive or CD-ROM drive that is failing. Make sure any removable storage is properly connected and then restart your computer.

If you continue to receive this error message, contact the hardware manufacturer.

Status: 0xc00000e9
Info: An unexpected I/O error has occurred"


I have nothing plugged in...
Is my recovery DVD bad ? is my DVD drive bad ?
is there any other way to load the recovery DVDs ?
I'm stumped.

The hard drive is brand new so I have no recover options as far as holding 0 while turning on or F8 to recovery options.

please help

Answer:Recovery help needed for Satellite C655 - HDD died

Set BIOS to default settings and try to use recovery DVD again.

If possible test it please with original Microsoft installation disc just to see if the problem will be the same.

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I'm asking this question from an alternate computer, thus no utility log. My Toshiba Satellite C655 laptop runs on Windows 7. Today it will not complete the boot-up process. I get to the Windows welcome screen and just as it appears to be going to the sign-on, the screen goes black with a white cursor. From this point, I can get nowhere. I can open in safe mode, but am unable to run any diagnostic from there. Help anyone?
 

Answer:Startup problem with Toshiba Satellite C655

I was able to get to the command prompt screen and used sfc scannow and the result was "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations."
 

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My Toshiba satellite C655 battery refuses to charge and now indicates plugged in not charging What is the solution to this problem?

Answer:My Toshiba Satellite C655 battery does not charge at all.

Remove battery but keep the charger plugged in. Can you run your laptop now on the charger alone ? If your answer is yes, then your battery or its charging circuitry might be at fault.If your answer is no, then your charger is at fault.CoolGuy

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The problem started a few days ago. My toshiba satellite c655 wouldn't boot. It hangs on the boot screen showing the windows logo and would beep 4 times then start again. I ran the utility to diagnose the problem and it said it couldn't find anything. I can enter safe mode and eventually my computer will stop beeping and will work normally. Yet, every time from then on my computer will hang on the windows screen and beep before it starts. I 'd like to the solve the problem before my computer completely refuses to turn on. I can't find the p.o.s.t. codes for my bios. I am wondering if my keyboard is the cause of this problem because most of the keys aren't working. I am using an external keyboard now.

System Info:
System Manufacturer TOSHIBA
System Model Satellite C655
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B940 @ 2.00GHz, 2000 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date INSYDE 1.20, 8/1/2011
SMBIOS Version 2.7
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
 

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So just like 1000s of others I imagine, Windows 10 violated my C655. I believe it successfully wiped out any trace of Windows 7 for recovery. I even tried a disk I made with the same laptop a year or so ago. It tells me that it doesn't match the hardware. Nice. Tried the "0" at boot to refresh but I get an error code. Command Prompt pimp trying sfcconfig and diskpart. Nada. Zip. Last resort is to erase the hard disk, which may fail also. Will that be an even bigger pile of "ish" to deal with? Opening up a can of worms quite possibly? Will I be able to use my Win7 key located at the Windows sticker on the bottom of this brick? Any advice will be appreciated. Thanks.

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My Toshiba Satellite C655 won't play sound through my built-in speakers.

The sound is turned up, it is not muted, and the internal speakers are the default. I can plug in my headphones and it will work, but it won't come through the speakers. This is the first time I've had this problem and I've had the laptop for about 5 months now.

Please help!

Answer:Satellite C655 Won't Play Sound Anymore

Hello

Please click with right mouse button on sound symbol in task bar and choose option layback devices.
Is option Speakers? listed there?
Is it set to ?default device?? If not define it as default device (right mouse button on it and choose option ?Set as default device?.

Please check all this and send some feedback.

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Toshiba Satellite C655 Laptop cannot restore to factory settings with or without OEM Toshiba rescue disc.
 
In short, I attempted to replace bad hard drive. First, I used spotmau to partition and format the replacement drive. Then, I changes the boot settings to usb dvd. I booted to the OEM Toshiba rescue disk to reinstall windows 7, 64-bit os. I used both a LG Super multi drive to install the rescue disk, and the laptop's actual optical drive/disk tray to no avail. The first of four disks did download. The second disk of four failed to complete the process. 
 
Can't read from the source file or disk. PREINST11.SWM
TYPE: SWM FILE
SIZE: 614  MB
Date modified: 10/31/2011 12:11 AM
 
Then when the system rebooted to windows, the following error:
The error, F3-F200-0002 An error has occurred. Please press [OK] to turn off the computer.   
 
I reattempted the re install process three times with the same results. 
 
Does anyone know how to successfully reinstall windows 7, 64-bit under these conditions? Thanks

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I have relatively new Toshiba Satellite C655 and after spilling a (tiny) amount of soft drink on the upper left keyboard, the keyboard quit working completely.

After installing a new keyboard, most keys work except for the P, R, V, T, [, and Space keys. External USB keyboards work flawlessly. I bought another new keyboard and carefully replaced it, but the problem persists. After this, I tried updating the BIOS to no effect.

Is anyone familiar with this, and know how to fix the problem?

Answer:Satellite C655 - new keyboard doesn't work properly

Hi

I guess this issue did not appear in the past before the soft drink has been spilled on the keyboard. Right?

This means that this fluid is the reason for the keyboard problem.
I guess, both new keyboards are OK.

In such case the problem can be the motherboard or you used both keyboards which are not fully compatible. But I guess this isn?t really a problem.

Possibly you motherboard is affected?. :( but this is just an suggestion

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I have a brand new Toshiba Satellite C655 could I fix the hard drive input plug because somebody snapped it off and also the start button was removed off the board.

Could anyone let me know by email [email protected] if I can please explain how?
Also have a Toshiba U300 which is flicking screen then turns blue and switches off and on by itself.

Answer:Satellite C655 - how to fix the hard drive input plug?

> I have a brand new Toshiba Satellite C655 could I fix the hard drive input plug because somebody snapped it off and also the start button was removed off the board.

Do you mean the SATA connector on the motherboard? Is it broken?
Well, I don?t think its easy to fix. If something is broken on the motherboard, then mostly you will need an new motherboard or you would ask an specialist (electronics technician) for help.

> Also have a Toshiba U300 which is flicking screen then turns blue and switches off and on by itself.
Try to clean the cooling ventilators using compressed air spray. Mostly the notebook switches OFF automatically due to higher temperature? and cleaning cooling fans can help to get better cooling performance.

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I left my computer idle recently and came back to find the audio was, you guessed it, not playing. I checked my speakers: on and plugged in. checked without them: nothing. i looked at the Volume Mixer and found that it wasn't registering my programs were making any sound at all. my sound driver is supposedly up to date or not needing an update (Conexant CX20671 SmartAudio HD). I tried reinstalling the driver (kinda? uninstalled it and checked for software changes) and restarting my pc (restart happened first), no avail. I was listening to music not a few min before, any ideas how to fix? Ill take any suggestions

Satellite C655
Windows 10 Home

Answer:Satellite C655 Audio Suddenly Not Working, Win10

Wow ok nevermind, a couple freezes and force restarts later it works..

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I have a C series and it was working fine yesterday. This morning i turn it on and you can hear it starting as usual and then the first screen (Toshiba screen) is visual and then it goes black with a hash mark at the top left corner and stays like it and wont move forward.

Any hints on how to get it working right?

Answer:Satellite C655 - Windows OS doesnít start anymore

Enter BIOS settings please and check if HDD is listed and recognized properly. If yes set BIOS to default settings and try to start your notebook again.

Is result the same as before?

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I bought this laptop for a great deal less than a month ago but the return policy was the first of January. On the 8th I spilled a water bottle by accident from doing some school work and not paying attention to how close it was. I know that it is a horrible choice to eat/drink around technology. I quickly turned it off, took out the battery, tipped it upside down to get some water out, then i took the keys off and dried it all underneath them, next i waited about 6 hours and was so worried i turned it back on and everything was working fine until I tried typing =( I knew i should wait longer so i turned it back off and waited 30 hours and it still wasn't typing right i.e press k kj90 comes up. Then I decided to just use a usb keyboard and do the rice thing to the actual keyboard. Now I am still using the usb one which can get annoying but I can live and it has been over 4 days since the accident occurred. Is it possible that it's still drying out some keys work but some of them type other letters that are close by it? Could I buy a similar model keyboard and replace this one? I called Toshiba and they said it wasn't covered and would cost $180 to get it replaced but I don't have that money. I have also checked online for the same keyboard replacement but I didn't find any but similar one's. Thanks
 

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My laptop doesn't power on after I do a windows shutdown.

After it completely closes, when I try the power button nothing is happening (neither a led, neither the screen or the vent. it doesn't start)

After I take out the power supply and the battery for one minute and put it back, when I try to power on - it starts.
I changed the RAM memory with good ones, same thing. I cleaned up the laptop and put high quality thermal paste on the processor.

The model is: Toshiba Satellite C655-S5128.
This thing it happens since I cleaned my laptop.
(I mention that I do clean up for laptops everyday, so I know how to do it)

Answer:Satellite C655-S5128 doesn't start - power on problem

The unit doesn?t power up since you cleaned the notebook?
Hmm? these sounds like something went wrong during the cleaning procedure.

I believe you that you have lot of experience in notebook cleaning and you know how to do that but obviously this time you made some mistake? sorry to say this?.

In my opinion the issue is related definitely so some hardware problem? I don?t know who you cleaned the unit and what parts (beside the CPU) have been removed during this procedure but probably one of these parts have been affected or don?t function properly.

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My webcam suddenly stopped working again...when I try to start Toshiba Web Application - it says 'Web Camera failed to initialize - please check device and restart application or you computer'. This is the second time in a week this has happened....it miraculously started working again...but now its stopped and I cant get it to work and from I got my laptop my touch pad has been malfunctioning since the day I got it...just two months ago...the cursor just sticks and refuses to move.... HELP!!!!

Oh....since I changed to AVG Free 2012 from 2011 this has been happening...with the webcam...HELP!!!!
 

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Okay so I figured maybe my battery was bad and bought a new one and the same thing is happening. I will plug it in and it says its charging... Shows the battery going up and down like power is going through it... But the battery power keeps dropping. Seriously getting pissed off now. Im not gonna waste my time sending it into toshiba i might as well buy a new laptop at this point. Has anyone ever had this problem before?
 

Answer:Toshiba SATELLITE C655-S5504 says its charing but battery power keeps dropping.

Is the cord plugged into the laptop, along with connected to a a/c outlet that is powered on.
 

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Whilst updating the BIOS the system froze at step 7 of replacing the BIOS code, needless to say the laptop will not boot as the BIOS is now corrupt.

I have the BIOS.BAK but need advice on how to restore the BIOS. I copied the BIOS.BAK to a usb stick and plugged this into the laptop and then powered on the system (I've tried holding down F, F2 and together). I can see that the usb stick flickers initially but clearly does not progress with the restore.

I hope someone might be able to advise how to use the BIOS.BAK file to restore the BIOS.

Answer:Satellite C660 - BIOS Update Failed, help needed to restore BIOS.BAK file

Unfortunately I cannot help you with this but check please this interesting thread - http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=54395

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I have used the Toshiba support download page to identify my model A205-S4629 Satellite laptop and downloaded the following BIOS update utility sa200f0v520.exe.

After building the IOS install disk and running the Phoenix Phlash16 utility I get the following message "File has different BIOS part number".

The utility is using the following image file MW10M520.ROM.

Any input is appreciated,

Thanks,

Answer:Satellite A205-S4629 BIOS Update Fail - File has different BIOS part number

Hi

As far as I know the BIOS package downloaded from the Toshiba US driver page contains the WinRAR 32-bit self-extracting ZIP file which includes both Windows-based and diskette based BIOS update installation options.

Did you try to update the BIOS using Win-based BIOS?

What OS do you use?

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I am experiencing an erratic text insertion point.
When using MS Word, WordPress, or other typing endeavors, the text insertion point jumps around while typing.
The result is;

1) what I type is inserted into text that is already written,
2) text is placed elsewhere on the page, or
3) written text is erased --- this may be a few words or a whole paragraph.
Typing is like playing a game --- can you type and watch where the words are placed or erased and still finish a sentance.

I use a Satellite C655 which I've just purchased through BJ's, Word 7, Internet Explorer, and Word Starter 2010.
I don't like this version of Word, but my disk for Word 2003 will not install due to a "missing file" -- go figure.
It installs on my new desktop under Windows 7.

Any suggestions? Is this a problem such that I should return my laptop to Toshiba?
Since I am a writer, this problem is a severe one for me.

Dave
[email protected]

Answer:Satellite C655 - text insert point is erratic, misplaces and removes text

Hi

If your notebook use a old BIOS version, please update the BIOS to the latest state.
Furthermore you should disable the touchpad while typing.
In my case I touched the touchpad area accidentally while typing and therefore my cursor jumped to another line

Greets

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Can you help me with a bios file for toshiba satellite 1100-z17 because i tried to update bios with satellite 1100-z1 and my laptop died!!
please help me!
regards,
auras

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Answer:Need BIOS file for Satellite 1100-z17

Hello auras

Sorry for this but you must be kidding!

You know that you have to use the right BIOS and right BIOS upgrade procedure, don?t you?

The wrong BIOS can damage the motherboard and I?m afraid this happened on your notebook. ;(

Maybe you?re a lucky man and the right BISO will bring the motherboard to the life but this is very questionable.

I think in such case only a technician can help you. Try to contact the ASP in your country.

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Hello everyone and Greetings from Germany,

I crashed my BIOS due to an power failure during the Flashing-Process.
The Laptop can be started in Recovery-Mode (Fn + B) and it accesses the floppy disk drive! I just need an BIOS.WPH or Platform.bin (for the 2.50a-Bios) to reflash it with the Phoenix Crisisrecovery-Disk...

Can anybody help me with that? Thanks in advance!

Andreas

Answer:Satellite X200-251 - Need BIOS file for recovery

Hello

On the Toshiba website you can only download the Windows based update. The traditional update (DOS) is not available for newer notebooks anymore.

What you can do is contacting nearest authorized service provider. Maybe the guys can send you the traditional BIOS update and then you can start the update process again. Just give them a call and ask for that. ;)

But don?t forget BIOS recovery is a risky procedure and you could destroy the whole ROM module. Alternative this should be done from an ASP, they can do this for you.

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Downloading the BIOS files for the Satellite Pro 42xx series (specifically the 4280 in my case), I get a nice zip download. Which has the two executables for performing the BIOS load, and a readme in PDF. But no BIOS binary.
Anyone got any idea where to obtain this file?

Answer:Missing BIOS file for Satellite Pro 4280

Hi

I have also downloaded this BIOS and found the CHGBIOSA.EXE and BIOFC30T.com files.
I don?t know why you need the BIOS binary file but the two files in the folder should allow you to create a BIOS FDD which is needed to update the BIOS!

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I need bios file .rom or .bin for Toshiba Satellite C855.
On website is only file .FD !!!!!!!!!!!!
Please HEEEELLP

Answer:Need binary BIOS file for Satellite C855

Hi

Toshiba EU driver page provides only Win-based BIOS version.
This means that BIOS update can be executed from running Windows system.

But I found on Toshiba US driver page BIOS packages which contain both versions.
http://support.toshiba.com/drivers

But the point is that you will not find an European notebook model on Toshiba US driver page.
So in such case you have to find an Satellite C855 US model equivalent to your European model.

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Where do i get original BIOS file. I've got 1.00 version of BIOS and the support site says there's no available bios updates. But i still want original BIOS file V1.00.

Answer:Satellite C660-168 - Where to get original BIOS file?

> Where do i get original BIOS file. I've got 1.00 version of BIOS and the support site says there's no available bios updates

If you couldn't find ot on the toshiba driver age

http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp

it means no update available

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P10-304 - Downloaded Bios upgrade but when I went to run it I get the message "The size of the
Rom file is incorrect. What can I do now?

Answer:Satellite P10-304: Bios upgrade - The size of the Rom file is incorrect

One question; why you want to upgrade the BIOS?

I have investigated on the Toshiba knowledge base site and found this:
I always receive following error message: The size of ROM file is incorrect.
http://support.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB59014X0000R01.htm

Hope it helps.

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Hi

I've tried to update bios, but all crushed. I've find BIOS files for A300D on official site (file BD3G3A46.WPH). But it is not HEX file. It uses by WinPhlash.exe for firmware exchange.

But I want to programming BIOS chip by programming tool.
Please tell me who could give me HEX BIOS file.

Who could I ask for this file?
Thanks.

Answer:Re: Need HEX BIOS file for my Satellite A300D-158 (PSAKCE-00Q00MRV)

In my opinion only one people who work by Toshiba service providers may help.
Try to contact nearest Toshiba service provider, explain the situation and ask for help.

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Dear all,

I have tried to download the newest BIOS update for the R830 model, but I end up with a corrupt zip file every time:

http://support1.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-files2/0/bios-20110908125815.zip

Anybody else has this problem?
Anyone who would be able to send me a working file by mail (throwaway (@) angelwithagun.com)?

Thank you very much!

Bye,
a.

Answer:BIOS update file corrupt Satellite R830

Hi

I could download and was able to unzip this BIOS package properly.

No error messages by now!

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From [http://uk.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/jsp/supportMyProduct.do?service=UK]
and [http://uk.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_bios.jsp?service=UK]

07/11/11 BIOS Update Toshiba OS independent 2.70-WIN World Wide

[http://support1.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-files2/0/bios-20111107185122.zip]

results in
404 File not found

Message was edited by: MarkE

Answer:Satellite L755-144 BIOS update - 404 file not found

File now appears to be there. Fixedin <20 minutes. Hurrah.

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Have an old TOSHIBA T2150 CDT PA-1186U. BIOS version which computer posts during the boot process is "Toshiba Video BIOS v2.0". During the attempt of updating BIOS upgrading bios utilite request me to unput "BIOS file name". I inputed "B2150CDT.EXE" but bios utilite says "can not find BIOS file"

What BIOS file name I must input durin processing BIOS update program?

Answer:Satellite Pro T2150-CDT - BIOS file nime during update

Hi flaneur,

To be honest I don?t understand what you mean exactly but maybe the information on Toshiba BIOS update page can help you a little bit:
http://www.toshiba-tro.de/biosinfo/

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Hello,

Could you please tell me the original File Name of BIOS *V3.90* for Satellite Pro A300, Short Model No: PSAJ5E for Vista x64.

Many thanks to all of you,

Best regards,
Os

Answer:Satellite Pro A300 PSAJ5E - BIOS V3.90 - need full file name

Take a look here:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/message.jspa?messageID=157526

It's not necessary to post two threads about the same theme even though the notebooks model is a little bit different!

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Hello,

Could you please tell me the original *File Name* of BIOS *V3.90* for Satellite A300, Short Model No: PSAJ4E for Vista *x64*.

Many thanks to all of you,

Best regards,
Os

Answer:Satellite A300 PSAJ4E - BIOS V3.90 - need full file name

Hi

Why you need the full name of the BIOS file 3.9?
It?s not on the download page anymore because a newer BIOS version has been uploaded?
Even you would know the full file name you would be not able to download it?

Only the newest BIOS versions are ready for download!

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Tried upgraing BIOS with download from Toshiba site but get error message.
The size of ROM file is incorrect - any suggestions to move forward.

Answer:Satellite A110 BIOS upgrade -> The size of ROM file is incorrect

Hi

It seems today it's your lucky day...
Have searched in the Toshiba knowledge base on the Toshiba support homepage and found this FAQ document:

http://support.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB59014X0000R01.htm

it should help you

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My Windows XP has broken down. I can not start up even in safe mode. That's no problem for me. Now I'm trying to start the computer with the Win XP disc but the computer does not boot from cdrom/dvd player.

Big problem is also that I can't access BIOS to change boot sequence. How can I get in to BIOS settings or how do I get the file in WXP that is missing in to the computer?

Answer:How to enter BIOS settings or get missing WXP file on Satellite 1400?

HI Mikael,

The normal way of accessing the BIOS boot sequence is top press the PF12 key during the initial power on sequence until the boot sequence is displayed.

You may also be able to force the notebook to boot from the CD-ROM by holding down the 'C' keyt during power on.


regards,

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Today 10/3/08 I have downlaoded the Bios Update temp1_bios_20080305175418.zip and attempted to install the 32-bit file but the computer tells me that "The szie of the ROM file is incorrect" (Note the mis-spelling of size). I am on the Vista operating system 32-bit version.
What do I need to do?
I find it suprising that Toshiba would inform me of an update for my computer that is not appropriate!

Answer:Satellite P200D-11R: BIOS error - The szie of the ROM file is incorrect

This is not a BIOS problem! You have to unpack the BIOS package correctly!

Please check this thread:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=112057&#112057

Jeffrey posted a nice link to the Toshiba FAQ document which helps to solve this issue.

Ps; I would recommend firstly searching in this forum for a solution and then to post ;)

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My bios crashed. I am looking for bios file for Toshiba Satellite U400-18E (PSU44E). Toshiba site only offers me bios update, but I need original bios file. There is no information what kind of motherboard inside my Toshiba. According to information about motherboard I can search for bios file.

Answer:Satellite U400-18E (PSU44E) - Searching for original BIOS file

Hi pkerk,

Why the BIOS update crashed and why you did an update?

Anyway, everything what you can download on Toshiba website is newest BIOS version with Windows based update program. I never saw other BIOS versions only and it would be useless because newest version is most stable and fixes the most problems.

Maybe you can get the original BIOS file from an authorized service provider so get in contact with the guys.
Normally they can also reflash the ROM module for you because they have professional tools. :)

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I have a P200-17C notebook, and downloaded the BIOS update from TEMPO alerts, however, when I try to run the installation programme I get a message stating that the ROM file is the incorrect size. Can anyone please help me?

Answer:BIOS update stops running on Satellite P200-17C - ROM file is incorrect

Hi,

a little suggestion from me: go to [THIS|http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/download_drivers_bios.jsp]
site and download the latest BIOS for your model type. The BIOS update should work and tempo should stop giving you a message that your BIOS is not up-to-date.

Greetings

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Hi there,
I have tried to update the bios from the support website .
But when i flash it, it says that "Rom file size is incorrect and does not update the Bios".

How can i sort this issue?

Answer:Satellite A200-1BW PSAECE: BIOS update: Rom file size is incorrect

First question:
Why you want to update the BIOS?

The BIOS update is not necessary if the notebook runs correctly!

But back to your problem.
Have found a solution and answer why the error message: Rom file size is incorrect? appears:

Check this:
+I cannot update my BIOS with the Windows based Phoenix BIOS ZIP-file under Windows XP.+
+I always receive following error message: The size of ROM file is incorrect.+
http://support.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB59014X0000R01.htm

Good luck

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When trying to install BIOS update I get error message: ROM file size incorrect. What can I do? Thanks.

Answer:Incorrect file size error message during BIOS update on Satellite M100

Hi

Today is your lucky day dude. Seems I found a solution :D
Pelase take a look into this forum thread:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=19974&messageID=73284

The user JayJay has provided a link to the Toshiba document which helps to clear this issue.

This is the original document;
http://support.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB59014X0000R01.htm

Please try it and post back if it was the key or not. Good luck

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Question: Toshiba C655 USB

My usb ports went out a couple weeks ago and am lost at how else to use USB devices without those ports.

Any other solutions to this? I have a ethernet port but this pc is rather basic.

Toshiba c655 s5512

Also I've uninstalled and reinstalled drivers under DM, so don't ask about that.

Answer:Toshiba C655 USB

If you connect some device, do you see if it is receiving power? (mice light up, HDDs start vibrating and whirring, or some lights flash)

Can you check the manual that there isn't some key or key combination that disables/enables the ports?

Can you install the latest chipset driver from here (I know it says it is not USB drivers, but the chipset is the component actually controlling USB ports anyway)?

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Question: Toshiba C655 USB

I am running Win7 64bit.

So for some reason my USB ports does not read anything except my Nikon SLR - Apple Ipod and phone among other devices have all been successfully run from these ports, but as of a couple days ago - the PC fails to recognize anything except the camera.

I am wondering if this is a firmware issue and where is the USB 2.0 firmware download?
Also when viewed in Device Manager - none of the entries show any exclamation points or failure - I'm totally stumped.

Unfortunately I regularly remove old restore points to save disk space - as of yesterday - I had only 1 restore to choose from, but when attempting to choose that - it would reboot the pc and when it came to the desktop - it would tell me the restore failed and nothing had been changed - said it might have been due to a antivirus program, but I disabled them and tried it again and same thing.

I currently have the latest BIOS 1.30 & legacy USB support is enabled.

This pc is a Toshiba C655 S5512.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B960 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4043 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1797 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 289746 MB, Free - 230006 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Portable PC
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2012, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Toshiba C655 USB

So far I have not determined the cause - I performed a clean boot via the msconfig options - doesn't appear to be software, but am totally stumped at why the Nikon is recognized by the pc and nothing else (either port).

Now, as of 2 1/2 days ago - when I plug the Nikon into a port (doesn't matter which one), after attempting to copy files to the pc, it will cut power to the Nikon device.

So it sounds like the ports are on their way out ugh.
 

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I NEED A NEW PASSWORD FOR MY NEW LABTOP C655

Answer:I NEED PASSWORD TO C655,rdpike 2000

It is bad manners and considered to be SHOUTING to post in upper case.If the laptop is password protected then it follows that you must have created it. Creating a new password is easily done if you follow the procedure in the Help menu. If you created a password reset disk you can change it there. That said password help is not available on this forum due to the difficulty in proving ownership. If the laptop was obtained elsewhere then you should ask the previous owner.

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I have a Toshiba C655 running Windows 7. The laptop takes almost ten minutes to startup. Also, it appears some applications are very slow. I'm ready to follow all instructions and thanks in advance for any help. I ran Malwarebytes but found nothing. I've cleaned up the computer with Jetclean and CCleaner and I did get some improvement but the startup is still very slow.

Answer:Toshiba C655 very slow startup

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below I will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.Download OTL to your desktop.Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Minimal Output.Under the Standard Registry box change it to All.Check the boxes beside LOP Check and Purity Check.Click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.
When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as... Read more

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I need some help bypassing the admin password on my laptop, seems my daughter changed it and won't own up to it and I can not access the systems that I need.

Answer:Bypass password on Toshiba C655

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Sorry but we will not assit you on cracking passwords. Please read the forum rules, found at the top.

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I find it so odd that my particular model is not upgradeable to Windows 10, this system was manufactured back in January of 2012 literally about 10 months before Windows 8 was out, anybody else find this odd?

Answer:Toshiba Satelitte C655 not upgradeable???

Why is it not upgradeable to Windows 10?

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forgot toshiba c655 ssd password needs to be reset

Answer:toshiba c655 ssd password resetter

Contact Toshiba and be prepared to prove ownership.

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I have a satellit pro c665 I cannot find a case botom for it bur i can find case bottoms for the c655 both are 15.6. From the pictures they look exactly the same. Can anyone tell me if this will work.

Thank You

Answer:Will the C655 15.6 case bottom fit the model C665

You know what: before you make some mistake contact nearest Toshiba service and ask for help. They can help you with this and even order new part if necessary.

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Hello

My last BIOS update has failed and now my laptop Satellite PrU400 PSU45E is out of order.
I want to use the Crisis Recovery Disk with an USB floppy drive but I don't know the key combination to run the boot-block.
Is anybody can help me?

Best regards

Answer:Satellite Pro U400 BIOS update failed - What is BIOS Boot-block access

Hi

I wondering what Crisis Recovery Disk do you have ?:|
In my experience the special disk is needed which is available only for ASP technician.
Therefore it?s necessary to contact the ASP in your country in order to reflash the BIOS.

In my opinion you shouldn?t not try any ?Crisis Recovery disks? which you fond in the net? this can lead to mobo damage?

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Well, I have used the BIOS updater listed on the drivers/bios updates section of Toshiba website, on Windows vista x64 and offcourse I have used the x64 executable.
Strangely, when I reboot it, it requests a bios password that I have never inserted. So I suppose the update inserted a password automatically. Now I can't boot from any device so I cant use the laptop.

What do you have to say about this?

Answer:After Vista x64 BIOS update Satellite A200-1KB PSAE6 requests BIOS password

Hello MC

Have you founded some answers? Nobody offered here real explanation what can be wrong there. Have you maybe contacted authorized service partner in your country. They have contact with Toshiba and I am pretty sure they can help you about that.

If you will find out something regarding this password issue please let us know.

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Hi.

My Sat M30 laptop start with an bios error. The error says "Resource conflict, edit bios setting or boot" If select "boot" computer hangs before windows completely starts. I remove the wi-fi and the modem module and the same error appears. I can't upgrade the bios because the windows don't start. The bios version is 1.7. The laptop is UK version. If select "edit bios", bios start but I can't find any resource management.

Thanks

(sorry for my english, I am from Spain)

Answer:Satellite Pro M30 Bios error Resource conflict - Edit bios setting or boot

Hi

I think the error ?edit bios setting? means that you should access the BIOS and should set the BIOS back to the default settings.

Please do this, save the settings and try to boot up!

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Hi All ! Excuse my poor english because i'm french.

A friend gives me his Notebook (a Satellite 4090CDS exactly) because he had a probleme.
In fact, the problem is that when I switch on the computer, i have one and only one message(not even the red toshiba logo) which is "Ready for BIOS update. Place the BIOS update diskette in the drive, and press any key when ready to proceed."

So I go on french toshiba website, in the BIOS download, i find that i have to download this update: http://support.toshiba-tro.de/tools/bios/satellite/4030-4060-100/bios_820.zip

Ok, i download and unzip it to a diskette and i boot the notebook with the disjette, it said that the update was made successfully and automatically reboot.
This time, the red toshiba logo appears, but next i have a black screen with a message:

**** Bad check sum (CMOS) ****
Check system. Then press [F1] key.

And after that, i can't do anything, not even press F1. If i reboot the notebook, i meet myself one more time with the first message "Ready for BIOS update..." and it is still and still the same.

If anyone could help me to understand what is the problem, it would be very nice.
Thanks.

Bastien.

Answer:Satellite 4090 BIOS issue - "Ready for BIOS update..." message appears

It sounds as if your CMOS chip has a problem. It?s possible that the CMOS battery has failed and your BIOS settings are being lost.
Maybe the RTC battery is empty. In this case you should plug the AC adaptor to charge the RTC battery.
Please note that the RTC battery (CMOS battery) will charge after the notebook main battery was fully charged. In this case the charging procedure could take several hours.

But if after this long charging procedure this message appears again so I assume the battery is dead.
I suggest you contact your nearest ASP to get your notebook checked.

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Toshiba 5205 - Serviceman / Call Bios - Need some help.

I flashed my bio's and the laptop locked up in windows and didn't shut off after the flash.

Now when I turn the laptop on, I get no picture and the front of the laptop has a remote lcd display that says: Serviceman / Call BIOS.

I have already remove the laptop's battery and let it sit a full day to killthe bios, but I get the same error and still no picture.

How can I fix this? The bio's should be dead by now. Am just using the ac-power pack for power. I tryed plugging the battery pack back in and I have also put the bio's battery back in. and I get the samething error message on the remote lcd.

There must be a way to get around this, if anyone knows please let me know.

Answer:Satellite 5205 - After Bios update - Serviceman / Call Bios message

Hi Jim,

Unfortunately removing the battery will not reset your BIOS. The BIOS is maintained by a separate battery on your motherboard (the CMOS or RTC battery) and you will need to dismantle your notebook to access this battery. Even removing the CMOS battery will not reset your BIOS since it will be held in a non-volatile area of the CMOS chip.

You will need to take your notebook to a Toshiba Authorised Service Agent to have the chip reflashed with a new BIOS.

regards,

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Hello all,

I have a Satellite P850/040 and after updating BIOS to the new version 1.50 I have checked that a BIOS user password has been configured, though I can boot the operating system.

This is incredible. I'm very disappointed with Toshiba.

How can I remove that password? Maybe with any JCMOS jumper?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Re: Satellite P850 sets a BIOS user password after updating to BIOS 1.50

>How can I remove that password? Maybe with any JCMOS jumper?
Unfortunately something like this will not work. Best thing you can do now is to contact nearest Toshiba service provider and ask for help.

You must not be disappointed. I know it is stupid situation now but make a call, explain the situation and the guys will help you.

Can you find phone number?

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Hello,
I have a Satellite Pro A120 laptop. Has long been asking me for a password when starting.

The BIOS password prompt:
ALERT: System protection failure!
Password =

I found somewhere that is the problem of the BIOS and should be updated. The Official ASP toshiba costs ? 67 plus shipping for resetting the BIOS. Somewhere I found that pressing CTRL, TAB, CTRL and ENTER Response Code asks.
The ASP can provide this code for free?

Thanks.

Answer:Satellite PRO A120 BIOS PASS. RESET BIOS RESPONSE CODE

Hi,

To be honestly, I have no idea about these codes. Try to contact Asp ask them if they provide this code, Don't think if anyone can response this issue in this forum.

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Hello, I have updatet BIOS of my notebook sattelite A100.

After updating I cannot start my notebook and BIOS doesn't start.

Answer:Satellite A100 - Windows and BIOS doesn't start after BIOS update

Do you see the Toshiba logo?

Was there a power failure when you updated the BIOS?

Try removing the battery and AC Adapter, and leaving it for a couple of hours. You could also try reseating the RAM.

If that doesn't help, you may need to send it to an Authorized Service Center for repair.

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Hi

Like a complete idiot I upgraded my bios (to 1.80) for Satellite A30 (PSA30E). I've noticed two problems.

a) during boot I no longer get any welcome screen, and cannot access the bios or boot from other devices - so if I want to boot from CD now I can't - e.g. impossible to reinstall OS in the future

b) the battery suddenly wasn't fully charged and hangs persistently on 99% (apparently)

c) who knows what else could be going wrong

I'd dearly love to undo what I've done, but it doesn't seem possible. How on earth do I fix this, since clearly the bios update is flawed. Can I find an earlier bios update file (and how to use it)? Can I fix this one?

Anyone any thoughts?

David

Answer:Bios update Satellite A30 - can't access bios and no full charge light

Hi

Firstly may to ask why you have updated the BIOS. If everything works the BIOS update is not necessary.

Ok, how did you try to access the BIOS? Usually the F2 button should be pressed immediately after notebook starting. You can try to press several times.

But you can boot from ODD on different ways. You can press C button and the notebook will activate the booting from the drive or you will press F12 and you will choose the ODD as booting source.

I don?t know why the battery power freezes at 99% but you could try to remove the battery and wait several times. Then connect it again and check the battery status.

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Hi

I'm having trouble flashing my bios.
I have a Satellite Pro L40-15A.

The Toshiba winflash tool that comes with the bios file tells me that the 'Old BIOS can't recognise EEPROM'

I was recommended to use AFUDOS on another forum but that tells me the bios has an invalid boot block.

AMI flas for dos tells me the flash rom is write-protected??? There is no option in bios to disable it and I don't think anyone would be dumb enough to put a hardware Bios protect jumper on a laptop.

Please help

Thx

Answer:BIOS update issue on Satellite Pro L40-15A - Old BIOS can't recognise EEPROM

Dear Bruce

Can you please tell me what you want to do and please explain to us your steps to update BIOS on your Satellite Pro notebook?

I have done BIOS update over 20 times last month and I am really wondering what you want to say with terms like EEPROM or AFUDOS. Which BIOS update version you want to use? I presume 5.10. am I right?

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Hi,

I have a Satellite A110, I was doing a flash upgrade using the utility from Phoenix inside windows XP. The Upgrade flash my desktop, I needed to unplug the battery to be abble to reboot the Notebook. After that every time that I try to power on the notebook it ask me a password on the BIOS but I never has put a password inside the BIOS.

How can I do please ?

Cheers,


David

Answer:Satellite A110 - BIOS password after BIOS upgrade interruption

If the BIOS settings were corrupted, the system may think there is a password.

Basically you need to get the password removed professionally. An ASP can do it for you, I dont know if they will charge you unless its something they will cover for free.

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Hey everyone,

So i decided to install Ubuntu and the password that i set up (through bios on hdd) doesn't let me access bios. I tried accessing it from advanced boot, tried all boot buttons on the start, but nothing happens. So basicly i want to remove that password and i cant access bios.

I'm using Windows 8.1 Toshiba Satellite L855-16P PSKAEE .
ACPI Flash BIOS version 6.70
Can you help me with this bummer?
Thank you in advance.

Answer:HDD/BIOS password removal, can't access BIOS on my Satellite L855-16P

Wait a moment. What do you mean with ?I cannot access BIOS?? Do you mean you cannot access BIOS settings in general or the reason is BIOS password?

If there is problem with BIOS password nobody of us can help you with this. you must contact nearest Toshiba service provider and they can remove BIOS password for you.

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Hello, i'm in deeep trouble.

I tried to update my bios but something went wrong
during the process and now the laptop won't boot at all.
(when I try to turn on the satellite, nothing happens)

Do I need to desolder the bios and replace it with a new one ?

Is there any easy way to just erase it ?

Please help me !
Thanks

Answer:Bios update failed on Satellite Pro A60 - how can I replace the bios chip?

Sorry but I just want to ask you something: how familiar are you with notebook and BIOS technology?

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Hi, to everybody:

I have a problem with my toshiba satellite A110-179.
I don't exactly how, my computer has set a user CMOS pass, that avoid me completely the access to BIOS settings, or a correct boot system.
So I don?t Know to restart the CMOS settings, to delete all the configuration, the user pass included in that.

I haven been reading about the possible reset process of my laptop BIOS, so I don't find exactly how to do it, so everybody sais that in Toshiba laptops, is impossible reset the defaults setup parameters.

Is this true?
Can I do anything?

Please, explain me the process. I'm completely desperate about that.
Excuse my horrible english, It was forgotten.

Thank you so, so much for your help.

Best regards from Spain.

Answer:Satellite A110-179 - BIOS password has been changed - cannot access BIOS

Hi

Fact is that the BIOS password cannot be deleted by user if the user doesn?t know this password.
In such case the Toshiba ASP (authorized service partner) has to be contacted in order to remove this password.

Sorry mate but from my knowledge there is no other way to remove this?
Therefore get in contact with your ASP and ask for the help!

Good luck

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I got Satellite L300 notebook and I want to update it's BIOS (current v1.50), so I've downloaded bios update v1.60-WIN and when I run extracted PS10160M.exe file - I get a message that "That BIOS is not for your notebook PC".

What I'm I doing wrong?

ps: that BIOS update was automatically suggested after registration on Toshiba website via serial number.


UPD: seems like autosuggestion fail: Manual search shows that 1.60-win bios update not suitable for Satellite L300 PSLBCE model. :-(

Answer:Satellite L300 BIOS update problem: "That BIOS is not for your notebook PC"

Hi

You used wrong BIOS!!!!!

The Toshiba European driver page provides an BIOS for this Satellite L300 PSLBCE series and the latest BIOS at this time is 1.50!!!!

At this time your notebook uses the latest BIOS!!!

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Hello all,

I used Toshiba's BIOS update utility on this machine. It was working fine before, now it gets stuck with the Toshiba splash logo. Pressing F2 and/or F12 do not work. Pressing esc. Gives the following error. No TPM or TPM has problem. Everything else seems as normal. It show Bios 6.00 which is what I'd in theory flashed it to.

I'm guessing the flash went bad. Is there an emergency recovery procedure for this?

Answer:Satellite A100 PSAA8K Stuck at BIOS after BIOS is flashed

Strange, but it seems that we have the same problem at the same time:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=36186&tstart=0

I was trying to use Phoenix Crisis Recovery Disc with old and new versions of BIOS, but it still stucks...

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Does the BIOS update flash the BIOS or does this require a different file. I updated a Satellite A60 BIOS to 1.9 but am not sure if this flashed the BIOS as well.

If not where could I get a file to flash the BIOS for a satellite A60-106?

Answer:Satellite A60-106: Question about BIOS update and BIOS Flash

Hi

Sorry but you question is a little bit confused.
The BIOS update flashes the ROM module. I don?t know what version was installed before the BIOS update but if after the upgrade a new BIOS version appears then the procedure was successful.

The right BIOS and how to update the BIOS information you can find on the Toshiba page.

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I did a BIOS upgrade from version 1.6 to 2.10-win at the recomandation of the Toshiba site, for my notebook A300 1N0 - PSAGUE model.
Touchpad not working anymore. I have 2 operating systems, XP and W7 and is the same.

I boot the notebook with Live Windows CD and Live Ubuntu CD and nothing changed.
The mouse is working but the touchpad is still dead.
Any advice?

How can I find the old version of BIOS to make a downgrade ?

Answer:Satellite A300 - BIOS downgrade after BIOS upgrade

Try to contact Toshiba authorized service provider in your country. They have access to Toshiba database and access to BIOS archive.
I am sure they can send you old BIOS version and you can downgrade BIOS on your notebook.

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Help!!!!

I am looking for the DOS version of the latest BIOS for the Satellite P60(C), but it seems it is not available for any users on any Toshiba site.
I installed the latest (1.9 for windows) but have the feeling that it still was not good enough to stave off attacks, since suddenly it does not want to boot from the hard disk, and even running software from the CD ROM meets up with a "sticky" end. (either BSOD with ACPI invalid information) or it will not even start on the hard drive, but will start on the floppy drive.

So, I am looking for the latest version of the DOS-based BIOS, but they have locked it out on the USA site and do not show it on the Canadian site.
I have repaired a lot of computers, installed BIOS updates.
I do not know what the difference is between the BIOS of the P60E, P60C, P60A, but assume since it is based on the same model parameters it could not be that different.

So, what I am looking for is the BIOS for mine, but will settle with any one of the P60's

Answer:DOS attack affected BIOS ACPI - need DOS BIOS for Satellite P60

Hi

I think you will be not successful finding a traditional BIOS update.
The Toshiba pages provide only the BIOS updates which can be updated from the Windows OS.

> I do not know what the difference is between the BIOS of the P60E, P60C, P60A, but assume since it is based on the same model parameters it could not be that different.
I think the differences are not visible for a common notebook user but it looks like the different A60 notebooks were delivered with different devices like CPUs or GPUs and therefore the BIOS update is not the same.

bye

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I updated the bios after I had notified from Toshiba about the Bios v3.50. The process was done by the Toshiba Utility software, and after the reboot there is "Password =" on a blank screen and it not recognise my BIOS password, writing "Not certified".

I have also tried the HDD password but no luck.

What can I do now?

Answer:Satellite Z30-A-12R BIOS password not recognised after BIOS upgrade

Hi

Before trying to update the BIOS, all passwords should be removed!
BIOS password can be removed by authorized service provider available in your country.

But the unknown HDD password cannot be removed anymore.
In such case the HDD isn?t accessible and cannot be used.

Sorry mate but in my opinion you have only one chance to get the BIOS password removed; you need the ASP assistance.

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HI, Satellite L70-A-13P

I setup a user and supervisor password. Works fine. However I can't anymore enter bios. If I press F2 as usual, i have the box "enter password" (the same as for normal boot). After typing the supervisor password, the computer continues to boot and don't enter bios!

I keep F2 key pressed but nothing works.
I also tried Esc, F1, INS, F12, 0.

Help.

Answer:Satellite L70-A-13P - can't enter BIOS after setting BIOS password?

Are user and supervisor password the same?
Have you been able to enter BIOS in the past?

Perform complete shutdown and start notebook again. Then try with F2 or F12. When you will be asked put supervisor password and I hope you will be able to enter BIOS settings.

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i upgraded my M70 bios with the one released in 11-18-2008 . after completing the upgrade the computer shut down. i tried to start it but it asks for password. i never put or used bios password before. what's the solution?

Answer:Re: Satellite M70 prompts for Bios password after Bios upgrade

I also have this problem with the same bios for a Toshiba M70 (PMS71E) ... may be we can found bios password in the rom file ... can someone help us?

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I got problems with upgrading Bios on my laptop.
I can't install windows xp bc.
I got BSOD "The bios in this system is not fully ACPI compliant"

Yes i tried F7 and didnt help !!!! The only bios i found on here is 1.70-WIN and that works only within windows. So i can't install it also what i did i install windows 98 on it and my system is up but i tried to install Bios i got error. So i cant start it update it.

On this forum i saw there is 1.70 trad update if toshiba support team can send it to me on the email so i could update the bios my bios is 1.0 !

Thanks in advance for any help !

Answer:Cannot update BIOS for Satellite M40-135 - The bios is not ACPI compliant

Hi

First of all Toshiba Support team is not here in the forum? its user to user forum.
Secondly the win-based BIOS can be updated only running Windows OS? the best would be the usage of the Toshiba preinstalled Windows version in order to run BIOS update.

By the way; I found BIOS versions on Toshiba US page? there you can download the traditional BIOS which can be updated using diskette.
http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/home.jsp
Note; US Toshiba notebooks have different model numbers.

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I just bought this notebook and update his BIOS. After update done computer shut down automatically. Then I turn them on, he asks for password, which I never gave any of them in BIOS.
What is the password?

Answer:BIOS password after BIOS update on Satellite A210-131

Hello Jhonson

I do not know what the password is but please call the authorized service provider in your country and they will help you. They can remove the password and you can use your notebook model as before.

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Hi, i just bought an Satellite Pro L40 laptop and im trying to figure out why the bios has no memory settings.
If i look at the ram using a system info tool (cpuz or aida320) it shows that it is not running at the advertised speed of 667mhz but at 533mhz.

As you can see from this screenshot the actual speed the memory is running at is lower than the maximum the sticks are rated at.

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/4580/cpuz1pj5.jpg

Its running at 266mhz (533mhz ddr) when it should be running at 333mhz (667mhz ddr).

I've also noticed that with this laptop the fan never seems to come on, is there a way to turn the fan up?
Everytime i have the laptop on for longer than 30 minutes it becomes very very hot.

Answer:Satellite Pro L40: Bios update needed - no settings for RAM in 1.90 Bios

Hi

> if i look at the ram using a system info tool (cpuz or aida320) it shows that it is not running at the advertised speed of 667mhz but at 533mhz.

What is your FSB?
If the notebook was equipped with the PC2-5300 memory modules then they could run at 667 MHz but only if the FSB would supports 667 MHz! I think the FSB supports only 533Mhz.
So I can say it?s nothing wrong!

> i just bought an Satellite Pro L40 laptop and im trying to figure out why the bios has no memory settings.
Why do you think that an BIOS update would enable the memory settings in the BIOS?
Please don?t mix the desktops with notebooks! The notebooks cannot be overclocked!
The notebooks BIOS is not the same like a desktop PC BIOS!!!

> I've also noticed that with this laptop the fan never seems to come on, is there a way to turn the fan up? Everytime i have the laptop on for longer than 30 minutes it becomes very very hot.
Did you notice any automatically shut downs or any other strange notebook behaviors like OS freezing for example?
If not then the notebook runs properly and doesn?t overheat.
The notebooks support an overheating protection which would shut down the notebook automatically to prevent the hardware from damage?

So lean back dude and enjoy your nice toy ;)

PS: are you Carlos Santana fan? ;) I ask it due to your nickname ;)

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My daughter's hard drive blew up and I had to install a new one.I restored the system to factory defaults using recovery disks.Windows 7 came up fine but, the laptop doesn't recognize the network controller (unrecognized hardware)Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Toshiba Satelite C655 doesn't recognize network controller

It shoulda taken care of it on factory restore...however i'd re-install laptop drivers...either from the driver CD that came with it...or from the laptop manuf. website...

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I have an R830-1GZ Bios version 3.70 EC Version 1.50
And also a R630- 138 BIOS version 2.20 EC Version 1.60 (this is the most up to date version for this discontinued model.)

The former will recognise my WD storage for what it is - ie an external HDD. And the boot priority in the bios shows it below the internal HDD - which is what you would expect for correct operation.

The latter (R630) will always try to boot from the WD storage. It does not show the WD HDD in the Bios Boot priority list.

I can continue to unplug and replug the usb cable into the R630 - but it is a nuisance. I'm sure the problem is down to the BIOS not being new enough. What would be the likely result of flashing the 3.70 version - designed for the R830, onto the R630?

I'm expecting to be told it will make the R630 inoperable. But these laptops are very similar, so I'm hoping someone might have a more hopeful response.

Thanks for your help

Answer:Flashing the Satellite R830 BIOS onto the Satellite R630

First of all:
you can download only the Toshiba win based BIOS from Toshiba EU driver page.
This means that you can update the BIOS only while running the windows system.

Secondly:
it would not be possible to update the R830 BIOS onto the R630 since there is a protection which would break up the flash process because of compatibility issue.

Thirdly:
You could damage the notebook if you would still try to update the wrong BIOS (maybe using the traditional BIOS version, USB version, etc?)
So this is really bad, bad idea doing this?

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