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Satellite L755-144 BIOS update - 404 file not found

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

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


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404 File not found

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

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

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My laptob was working great but i just found a bios update in toshiba site.
I updated it and had an error then i restarted but my laptob did not start up.
The power light is on and/the fan is spinning but the scrren is off.

Please help me fixing the bios.
My laptob is sattellite l755-16l

How Can i reflash the bios in this case ?

Answer:Satellite L755 died after a Bios update


I?m afraid something went wrong during the BIOS update.
The BIOS update procedure is a sensitive process and possibly the Rom module has not been flashed properly.

In your case there is only one real solution; you need to get in contact with local Toshiba ASP. The guys should check the motherboard and should try to reflash the BIOS using the BIOS crisis disk.

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I just received a toshiba alert.

It says that i need to install the new bios update (bios version 3.60-WIN bios date 15/03/13) but the link seems to be the same that i already download and installed in 2012 :

is it the same file or is it just a wrong link ?
thanks for your answer

Message was edited by: MasterG

Answer:Bios update alert for Satellite L755 19X Win 7 64bit

BIOS / CMOS updates aren't to be taken for granted and not to be blindly installed as Firefox update or AntiVirus definition.

I don't have enough time or the patience to explain why flashing the system is riskier than the other Microsoft updates you're accustomed to clicking and accepting since your overly trustful manner is evident and your entire question underscores a typical recalcitrance that has to be dispelled for you after you brick your box into a state of scrap metal.

Whether you already know it or need to find out for yourself, a bricked system from a failed CMOS flashing is usually deigned end user abuse and your warranty is normally voided, you have no reason to accept the words of a stranger on the forum you posted your question on, but google or search this forum for any term like "FAILED bios Upgrade" and the bad stories are long and varied but the solution is typical when the owner find out their box is ruined.

Don't bother replying why or explaining what prompted you to seek the CMOS upgrade since it just underscores your determination to defend your aspiration and as uninteresting to me as the insignificant joyhood of a student driver until they manage to get close enough to actually harm me.

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Bios upgrade for L755-128 (PSK30E) was never released. Current BIOS is 1.90.
Is it safe to upgrade to 2.70 from L755-12D (PSK2YE)? Very same laptop except added blue-ray drive.

Answer:Satellite L755-128 (PSK30E): Can I use BIOS for L755 PSK2YE?

Do not use BIOS for other notebook model.

If the newer BIOS is not released that means probably that there was no reason for that.

Do you have some problems with your notebook? I mean what should be reason for BIOS update?

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So yesterday I got a pop-up message from Toshiba to update my BIOS, so I clicked on it and it started updating but then it said "verification error".

So I closed it, cause I had to restart my computer after a previous update with another program and I thought of trying to update the BIOS after restarting.

But once it restarted it switched off, so I tried switching it back on but the screen is black, the lights are all on(power,batt etc) and the fan is working as well. I tried taking battery out and in again but still black screen.

Could someone please tell me what you think it could be and what I should do.

I also tried with an hdmi plug but it won't recognise it.

Thank you for your help

Answer:Satellite L755-S5349 - BIOS update failed - black screen


I think I?ve got bad news for you.
For me it looks like the BIOS update has failed?
Why? Who knows? maybe some applications which running in the background affected the BIOS update process.

I updated the BIOS on my notebook last evening?everything went smoothly. I downloaded firstly the BIOS package from the Toshiba page. Then unzipped the folder.
I closed all applications which were running like firewall, antivirus software etc?
Then I performed the BIOS update?

Anyway? in cases where BIOS update has failed, you need to get in contact with an local Toshiba ASP in order to fix this? in best case they need to update the ROM module again?

Good luck

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I'll set password on BIOS and forgot it. Call me plz ID jumper for reset BIOS.

Answer:How reset BIOS on Satellite L755-16P?


BIOS security is very important security feature that allows notebook owner to protect his notebook and saved data. Please don't be mad on me but you cannot expect that BIOS password removal technique will be described on public forum that belongs to notebook manufacturer.

Usually if the notebook user is faced with such problem must contact nearest authorized service provider and ask for help.
At first it must be proved if the notebook belongs to you and then BIOS password can be removed.

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I can't download bios update for the laptop Satellite C55-A-1RG.
I go to and when i click on the link

BIOS Update
Toshiba OS independent 1.10-WIN World Wide

it shows me
404 Not Found

Does anyone know the correct link because i want install windows 7 only the laptop for one of my customers and with the bios that it have the laptop by default some options ( secure boot ->disable and, boot mode->csm boot) are missing and i can not install windows 7.

If someone know an other way to install windows 7 it will be very helpful.

+Message was edited: dead link has been removed+

Answer:BIOS update for Satellite C55-A-1RG can not be downloaded - 404 Not Found

Same with all the drivers. All of them give 404 when i try to download them. I managed to install Windows 8.1 but i have no drivers.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite L755 which asks me password POST.
I have not put any password and I can not access the BIOS to restore it.

How I can reset the computer to boot?
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Satellite L755 - How to remove Bios Password

BIOS password is stored in the special BIOS ROM area and cannot be removed if you don?t know the password.

If you have don?t know such password, only the Toshiba authorized service partner in your country can help you to get it removed.

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Dear Toshiba support,
I'm performing some maintenance on my Satellite L755-1C3 notebook.

While downloading / performing various updates,
I downloaded 3.60 Bios published on Toshiba support forum, which seemed to be the latest one.

Instead, Bios installed on my notebook was 3.90 version.
Once I started the BIOS update I didn't get warning messages, and 3.90 has been overwritten by 3.60 (older one).

Somebody could please tell me where is possible to download real latest 3.90 bios version of my Notebook?
I had it installed, how is it possibile that I'm not able to find it anywhere?!


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I have a Satelite L755-129 and i have the windows 8.1 update version in my laptop. I want to open bios of my computer and i can't do it?

What is going on? Also i can't find it from the recovery panel of windows. F2 key and F12 doesn't work, when i press it, the laptop starts bip bip and is booting into windows.
Can someone help me? I don't want windows 7 i like windows 8.1.

Thank you for your help

Answer:Satellite L755-129 and Win8.1 - cannot access BIOS settings

It is really good that you have posted this question. Until now on this forum many people asked the same questions but all of them have had originally new Win8 machines.
Now we have situation with old Win7 machine but with preinstalled Win8.

Solution for other people was to perform complete shutdown and after doing this it was possible to enter into BIOS settings. Check please

This situation is not known to me so here is one question for you:
When you start your notebook I presume you can see Toshiba welcome screen. Is option with F2 shown on the bottom of the screen?

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Hi, I'm hoping that someone can help me with this issue - I have a toshiba L755 laptop, and was setting up the security protocols on the bios but was unable to set up the supervisor password.

I registered the user password, as well as the hdd password - both user and master passwords worked for the hdd password, but when I try to select (by pressing the down arrow from the user password on the bios password section) the supervisor password, it just skips over it.

Please, any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Unable to set supervisor password on Satellite L755 BIOS

Have you tried to set supervisor password using option in ?Toshiba Assist? > secure > Supervisor password? It is small Toshiba utility designed for supervisor password registration.

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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 -

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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,


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


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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Hi everyone,
I just received from Tempro the advice that there is a new driver for my dvd unit,
this is the link to download it.

Point is the description says 'it provides you the capability to play back Blu-ray discs' and this would be great but I've got a Satellite L755-1DW mounting only a dvd unit and not bluray one so I don't think this is possible, isn't it?

I've tried installing it but after extracting the software autokills itself without even displaying an error message.


best regards,

Answer:Firmware update for Satellite L755

No, this is not possible so, generally speaking this firmware update is not necessary.
I hope your optical disc drive works properly.

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Hello, I am trying to update the BIOS on my ThinkCentre with modelNO - 8109. There is a link to update file on the support site (, but when I go to download the flash BIOS update is says "File not found". Suspect that the link is wrong, but can anybody help me with getting the correct link. Thank you,Marko 

Answer:File not found - FLASH BIOS UPDATE for THINKCENTRE A51

this? use 23 or 24 

find joy.

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Hello, I have this Toshiba l755-1ed notebook, and since I upgraded to Windows 10 does not work correctly the sound when connecting and disconnecting headphones (youtube fails, I get the icon on the taskbar speaker with an X) .What can I do ?

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after updating my Toshiba Satellite L755 - 15R laptop from windows 7 to windows 10 my LED backlit screen stops working when it boots up so i have to plug it into my tv using HDMI calbe to see what im doing as my laptop screen LEDs shuts off. Also my webcam doesnt seem to function anymore and also my bluetooth and toshiba eco mode has stopped.


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Unfortunately all versions of the BIOS available from Lenovo's site have a bug that doesn't play well with linux. The workaround is to turn OFF USB 3.0 in the BIOS settings. (You can still use the USB ports, just not as USB 3.0.)
Here's a posting with more links if you would like to learn more. 
As for updating the BIOS, maybe one could get the updater to work using FreeDOS bootable image, or more likely a linux image with WINE on it... ?
On my new E540 I "cheated" by keeping Windows 7 cluttering up my hard drive for awhile. I have booted Windows only twice, and I NEVER let it connect to the Internet, but I downloaded the .exe version of the BIOS updater and ran it from a USB stick. (It runs as a Windows software installer, which is odd to me.)
2/23/15 EDIT: Message moved to front of discussion for escalation purposes. Amy_Lenovo


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Answer:Re: E540 bios update to 2.17 fails, the system program file was not found

  The non-stop fan is killing me (and the fan itself obviously). I had bios 1.58 and I tried to update to the latest 2.17 (bootable CD) but in the update program I got: ErrorThe system program file was not found on the CD. Insert the correct CD in the drive. I tried to set bios defaults and everything and burned new CD.. nothing. I tried to make gradual upgrade by upgrading to 2.07 and some others but they just booted to some weird DOS like environment. No bonus. Finally I ended up trying 2.16 bootable CD and it worked!... but I need the latest. Tried to download the .iso again, burned and same problem. Any help? How others have got this done? I run Linux Mint 17.1 but it should not make difference.

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Trying to download any updates/instructions for my BIOS results in "File Not Found" Page. Flash BIOS update (diskette version) Installation instructions for flash BIOS update (CD ISO image version) Flash BIOS update (CD ISO image version) Flash BIOS update (Flash from operating system version) Installation instructions for flash BIOS update (diskette version) Installation instructions for Flash BIOS update (Flash from operating system version) Would prefer the CD ISO in case any problems are encountered. Thanks Jon

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Hi everyone, hi Amy_Lenovo, I have a Lenovo Edge E531 and it has this annoying fan issue (once it startet, it won't stop anymore). Although the latest BIOS update won't fix this issue (according to changelog) I wanted to upgrade to the latest release (1.29). As I use a Linux OS I cannot use the Windows based BIOS installer. Therefore I choose the .ISO file to create a bootable BIOS upgrade CD as I did it many times before. But an error message appears when starting the BIOS upgrade in the CD menu:  ErrorThe system program file was not found on the CD. I already re-downloaded the file and used a different CD-RW but it didn't resolve the issue. BUT: The same error existed already with BIOS version 2.17 for E540 model!!! So please inform Lenovo engineers to fix this problem for E531 BIOS, too: I am frustrated that I have to intervene at all

Answer:E531 bios update to 1.29 fails: The system program file was not found

Helloooho? Anybody from Lenovo here? It's not only me who has this problem:

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After I update to windows 8.1 from win8 mc I am getting message after my laptop is starting from (Toshiba Flash Card) like the picture bellow,

Any idea how to fix it?

I remove VAP then system driver and then functions key utility and re installing it - no change made?

Toshiba Satellite L755
Windows 8.1 64bit

Answer:Satellite L755: Win8.1 update - Flash Cards message: Win 8 test version

For solve this problem i just remove PC health monitor and download it for windows 8.1 Satellite P855 (for example).

After installation and reboot message window does not appear.

P.S. I have the same notebook model and OS version as you.

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I hope someone might be able to help explain what this driver update is for and that it is correct to install on an L755 15W Satellite 64 processor laptop?

The reason I ask is because this driver update has just downloaded and installed on my above type laptop which has been upgraded from W7 to W10. The update came via Windows Updates.


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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:

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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:

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

Thank you very much!


Answer:BIOS update file corrupt Satellite R830


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

No error messages by now!

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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.+

Good luck

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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


a little suggestion from me: go to [THIS|]
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.


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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


Today is your lucky day dude. Seems I found a solution :D
Pelase take a look into this forum thread:

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

This is the original document;

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

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I recently bought a T430s (Type: 2352CTO) and thought I should try to update the BIOS from version 1.11 to 1.16.I downloaded g1uj07uc.iso and burned the BIOS CD. After restarting the computer with the CD, I get an error message:BIOS directory was not found. The process did not complete.I also tried the BIOS flash utility method and got the same error.Anyone have this problem recently? Any suggestions?Two year old messages about other computers suggest that the motherboard needs to be replaced.


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Answer:BIOS directory not found error message - update BIOS T430s

How did you burn the ISO? Using Windows or some other utility?

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Whan I try to update the Bios to the latest version; I am getting this message"Bios imgage file can not be found.the utility process has not completed"Any idea how to fix this  Message Edited by sam5271 on 01-12-2008 09:34 AMSplit from another threadMessage Edited by Tim_Lenovo on 01-13-2008 11:27 PM

Answer:"BIOS image file can not be found" error when updating BIOS

Have you downloaded the update, or are you trying to do it 'online'?Try it in Safe Mode.

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Hi everyone, I receive an error "BIOS directory cannot be found." when I try to update my W520 to 1.26 bios (trying to get rid of the cooler pulsing). I checked: that doesn't seem to be my case. I can't find anything recent on such problem.  I downloaded and tried both: the windows update utility (version 10.11) and burned CD-ISO file - both return the same error: "BIOS directory cannot be found." Below is msinfo32 list in case someone has an idea. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!AC my system msinfo32:#########OS NameMicrosoft Windows 7 ProfessionalVersion6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601Other OS Description Not AvailableOS ManufacturerMicrosoft CorporationSystem NameDCSystem ManufacturerLENOVOSystem Model4282W16System Typex64-based PCProcessorIntel(R) Core(TM) i7-2720QM CPU @ 2.20GHz, 2192 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)BIOS Version/DateLENOVO 8BET44WW (1.24 ), 13/05/2011SMBIOS Version2.6Windows DirectoryC:\WindowsSystem DirectoryC:\Windows\system32Boot Device\Device\HarddiskVolume1LocaleUnited StatesHardware Abstraction LayerVersion = "6.1.7601.17514"User Namedc\DenTime ZoneW. Europe Daylight TimeInstalled Physical Memory (RAM)4.00 GBTotal Physical Memory3.89 GBAvailable Physical Memory1.86 GBTotal Virtual Memory7.78 GBAvailable Virtual Memory5.39 GBPage File Space3.89 GBPage FileC:\pagefile.sys#################... Read more

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Hi, I have updated with WINPHLASH the bios of my 6075-BQU with the latest bios available (2RKT64AUS) and every thing work well during the propcess... But when I reboot an error occur -> #0167: No processor BIOS update foundFollow by: Press F1 to setup, F2 to resume* Error Boot Sequence will be taken if no selection is made. I have try to see what was wrong in the bios section, the only thing that I found is that there is no processor number  and the date is missing, these two fields are in blue and cannot change it or I didn't find the way to do it????  Also I am not anymore able to boot on CD,  even if I force the setting in the bios.It seems that the Bios do not keep the change I do even after an exit with F10. It always come back with is default setting. Can someone you tell me what is wrong an how I can fix that problem. Thanks NOTE:Before the update the BIOS was at level 2RKT28AUS  

Answer:BIOS problem - 0167: No processor BIOS update found

This is a very odd outcome to a BIOs update. Did you upgrade the processor at anytime? (Your machine should contain a Core 2 Duo Processor E6550)Did you update the BIOs through the operating system? If so I would download the "Flash BIOS update (CD ISO image version) " (The 3rd file down in the list of available BIOs updates for your machine) and re-flash your BIOs from the CD. Flashing the BIOs from within Windows has a history of erratic behavior.

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Hi I am trying to update BIOS  F 64.Rev A, but getting error messege can't update system bios file due c:\SWSetup\SP77971\ROM.CAB missing please help me,,,,,,

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Hi there again!

Now with a new and weird matter.

We all know that old say... "If it is not break, don't fix it". And if you put it into more informatic terms, "specially if it is a BIOS".

Yes, we all know that the BIOS is something quite dellitate to handle. For some reason we normally feel like if we were handling something like nitro-glycerine, or some radioactive product. And this is because we all know what is being put in risk in that moment: our (or sometimes others) computer, the full system could end as dead as some pieces of metal, plastic, and wires.

Well. I passed through all of that more than ten times in my life, and only once it went wrong. But since that old motherboard was already dead, It was not important. But I allways was EXTREMELY care. I allways cross checked everything before doing anything, allways got a backup and a way to restore that backup... and allways did this in COMPAQ systems, that were prepared that way. Updating a BIOS was just about preparing a disk, turn on the PC with the disk in the diskette drive, and wait. And if you didn't like the results, you simply click "return to previus BIOS" and that was it... very nice. And easy.

Few days ago, a friend brought me a Toshiba Satellite 1410-604 to solve some issues that were driving him crazy. After removing an expired Norton Internet Security, install avast and scan, I found more than one hundred files infected with a wide variety of virus, malware, t... Read more

Answer:Satellite 1410-604 - BIOS update > Incorrect BIOS update in the web?

Hi Fenix,

wow... it tooked very long time to read your post....

Maybe I can help you.

The Bios in the Web is the right one. So you have downloaded the correct version of the Bios.

The Askiris you have used is from Toshiba America which has most times not the exact models as Toshiba Europe.
That should be the reason, why the readme does not contain the European modelname.

I would try to make a fresh Bios update using the traditional Bios update.

Copy the files to the diskette, put it into the FDD, press and hold the Tab key while power on the notebook.
After the notebook has shut down, press and hold the key on the left side of the space-bar while power on the notebook again and wait until it powers off again.

If your notebook does not power on anymore, maybe the RAM is defect?

So, if the use of the traditional Bios and/or changing the memory does not help and your notebook is still dead you should go to an ASP, but this will cost money.

I have my fourth Toshiba notebook now and I had never problems with the Bios updates.

The 1410 is very old I think, so before going to an ASP, I would buy a new one ;)

best regards,


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Good afternoon ,

My problem is I have a Toshiba L500 - 246 to that for oblivion , put a password on Windows 7 and now can not remember .

I decided to start from scratch and remove the entire computer. I clean the fan, I put thermal paste to the processor and graphics, and decided to delete all partitions and create a single .
Wanting to boot from the DVD, I went to the BIOS to change the boot BOOT, and on the first screen I get the following message: "HDD / SSD Not Installed ". I changed various settings in the BIOS, but still the same.

When I enter the Windows 7 DVD, you read me well until the window that says it needs the disk controller, and in that window I do not see any disk. I tried it with two SATA disks, and I get the same message.

Putting his ear to the hard disk when the disk starts the laptop makes the characteristic sound of light, but still not leaving anything in the BIOS.

Now, entering the browser to find the driver , I get the following:

An X Boot Disk: 30 MB of capacity

The USB flash drive appears as drive me C :

And finally, I get the CD as drive D :

Why might this be?
Why do I get the USB as a disk C ?

Thanks and regards

Answer:Satellite L500-246 - HDD not found in BIOS

Your posting is really confusing.

First of all it would be useful to know if the HDD or SSD drive is listed in the BIOS (first BIOS page)
If its listed, the HDD is OK and you follow with system installation
If its NOT listed, you should replace the HDD

Lets assume, the HDD is OK and you started the installation.
During the Windows setup you will be asked to add the SATA controller.

On the Toshiba EU driver page you will find the Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver
This driver contains the SATA files which you could add during the Windows installation.

Hope this helps

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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


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 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:

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.


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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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?


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


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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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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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.


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Hi All,

What exactly is the difference L750 and L755 . Isnt it the same thing ?

Answer:Difference between Satellite L750 and Satellite L755


There are different notebook models which are part of the Satellite L750 series and there are different notebook models which are part of the Satellite L755 series.
Each notebook model (L750-xxx or L755-xxx) is equipped with different hardware parts.
In many case the hardware specifications are very similar but there are still small differences like different CPU, LAN or WLan card?

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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


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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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 !

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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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"


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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Hi all! I've been trying to find a solution to this problem for awhile and am hoping someone here might have an idea. I already talked to Dell and the were of very little help!

I have a Dell Studio Laptop, running Win7 64bit.

My CD/DVD drive/burner is frequently "lost" when I try to use it. I first noticed it when I tried to eject a CD one time and got no response from the eject button. When I checked "Computer" it didn't show the drive at all. I had used the drive about 30 mins earlier and it was fine. Dell Support had me update BIOS and it worked okay.

However, the same thing happened the next day. I updated the BIOS again (it stated I already had the BIOS's most updated version, but I went thru with it anyway). The drive was found again and all was okay. BUT, it continues to happen. If I go to use the drive after being on the computer for awhile, the drive can't be found and doesn't detect CD/DVD's that are in it. A reboot doesn't help, but if I go thru the whole BIOS update again, I am okay, but only for a little while.

One thing that may or may not have contributed to this is the upgrade to Win 64bit from Vista 64bit. Although the drive worked for a while after I did the upgrade, I never had the problem when I still had Vista.

Any ideas of what I could try next!? Thanks SO much!!

Answer:CD/DVD not found, update BIOS, ok, then gone again!

have u looked 4 any firmware updates 4 ur drives on dell or elsewhere? r the drivers up 2 date etc. wish i could help more, but that's all i can think of

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Hi there,

I found out that there is a new BIOS update for my Satellite L50-B series but whenever i try to download the file it keeps coming with with 404 not found. Have toshiba pulled the update or something?

I'm running Windows 8.1 64 bit.
Thank you!

Answer:BIOS update for L50-B not found

Can you please post part number of your notebook?

I have checked BIOS download page and there are listed 17 different models (part numbers).
By the way: which version do you want to download?

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I have two very similar HP Pavilion x360:13t-s100 and     13-s123caBoth came with firmware F.19 and 1TB 5400 RPM hard drives.To make it work with my (slim)  SSD?s I had to do the following changes in BIOS:Disable ?secure boot?Clear all security keysMark TPM as ?hidden? which also clears it as description saidEnable ?legacy boot? (just in case if any OS is installed in MBR scheme)First laptop did not give me a lot of a hard time, worked fine as soon as I cloned the original HDD with Win10x64 UEFi onto one of my slim SSD?s.Second laptop for some reason did not take it well and kept being stubborn, displaying ?3F0, no boot device, HDD imminent failure? on every boot attempt.While troubleshooting the issue, I ended up updating BIOS on both laptops to version F.1D.Now both of them display ?3F0, no boot device, HDD imminent failure? on every boot attempt (if the SSD in question is formatted as MBR, with OS of course ? the message comes from the attempt to boot as legacy and reads ?no bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key?)I would think ?bad SATA connectors? but:Older SSD (full 2.5? size) works reliably on both machines with both SATA connectorsAll other HDD?s (spinning type) work well too(!) both my slim SSD?s in question work too if I do the following:While machine begins booting ? unlock a latch for SATA ribbon on motherboard side and lock it again.To make it more convenient I connected an ext... Read more

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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.

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


> 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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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


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 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


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.
Note; US Toshiba notebooks have different model numbers.

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l455d-s5976 is not found on this website so i can get bios or downloads.
I even put in the serial number and thats not found either.
Cant say that fills me full of promise that ill get the help i need.

I want to update the bios in the hope that it will fix my problem.
My problem is the laptop overheating and shutting down, after some investigating it seems that the fan doesnt pick up speed when it gets hotter. The fan works, just at a low speed, strange thing is it seems to run alot faster when i switch on the laptop and its booting.
No idea if bios update will help but its something i want to try.

Answer:Satellite L455D-S5976 not found so I can't get BIOS or downloads

This seems to be US model so try please to find it on


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ifi would to download the brandnew BIOS driver (20/12/2013 - 1.40 WIN) i get an 404 !!!

Thx for fixing that SOON

Qosmio X70-A-12

Answer:Qosmio X70-A-12 and new BIOS - FILE NOT FOUND

There must be some temporary technical problem. Check it in few days. I?m pretty sure Toshiba guys will fix it soon.

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I have had all sorts of system issues since updating to Vista SP1 last weekend.  I have downloaded the new Bios, but it gives me the following:  Bios image file cannot be found.  The utility process has not completed.Any ideas?I am about to throw this unit out the window... and I am pretty computer savvy.  I can imagine what it must be like for a novice user.... (gets off soap box and awaits help).MikeOS Name    Microsoft® Windows Vista? BusinessVersion    6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001OS Manufacturer    Microsoft CorporationSystem Manufacturer    LENOVOSystem Model    R61    8918CTOProcessor    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     T8300  @ 2.40GHz, 2401 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)BIOS Version/Date    LENOVO 7KETB0WW (2.10 ), 1/21/2008Installed Physical Memory (RAM)    2.00 GBTotal Physical Memory    2.00 GBAvailable Physical Memory    1.08 GBTotal Virtual Memory    4.93 GBAvailable Virtual Memory    3.62 GBPage File Space    3.00 GBPage File    C:\pagefile.sysReadyboost 4.00 GB

Answer:Bios image file cannot be found

michael56555, welcome to the forum,
have you tried using the bootable cd image file for updating your bios? It's linked to underneath the normal download file.

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When I try to update the Bios to the latest version for R61 (Version: 2.10-1.08 and Release Date: 2008/01/24) I am getting this message"Bios imgage file cannot be found, the utility process has not completed"Any idea how to fix thisThanksLorenzo ThanksLorenzo

Answer:Bios imgage file cannot be found

Did you follow the instructions from this page?You need to download it first onto your R61.

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aspire e15 bios upgrade to 1.31 fails when the insyde app gives error message "no rom file found" - seems like flashing the bios on these machines is not an easy chore. 

Answer:aspire e15 bios 1.31 fails with "no rom file found...

Try again. If that doesn't work, redownload it from the offical Acer driver site and retry, then contact Acer support. But you can wait for a more constructive answer from a better staff member.

First, CALM DOWN and look at my profile picture. Calm? Now post your message. If I helped, a Kudos would be great! Marking as solution will help others as well, thank you!

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aspire e15 bios upgrade to 1.31 fails when the insyde app gives error message "no rom file found" - seems like flashing the bios on these machines is not an easy chore. 

Answer:aspire e15 bios 1.31 fails with "no rom file found...

Try again. If that doesn't work, redownload it from the offical Acer driver site and retry, then contact Acer support. But you can wait for a more constructive answer from a better staff member.

First, CALM DOWN and look at my profile picture. Calm? Now post your message. If I helped, a Kudos would be great! Marking as solution will help others as well, thank you!

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I have a problem since this morning with the bios update of my xps15 9550 : No bootable devices found.
I tried some options in bios (legacy mod, secure boot off, restore settings...) but nothing runs.
The HDD seems to be detected by the bios, because he is listed In the boot sequency.
I am actually in Moscow until mid june for studies. I need a fast solution.
Thank you,

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Hi, I would like to update BIOS on my Thinkpad 600 (2645-910). I have tried many different ways to do it but none of them have worked so far. My battery is dead so I had to find a way to bypass it. I made bootable CD with Nero and tried to flash it with "flash2.exe /U" command but it gives me error: ***** Starting Flash Update Utility *****Please wait...AC was not found.***** The progress ended. ***** I don't understand why it gives me this error, because I have tried it with and without my dead battery. I hope someone can help me to solve this problem. 

Answer:BIOS update on Thinkpad 600 gives error "AC was not found"

Welcome to the forum! You can't update BIOS with a dead battery, or with battery removed. Hope this helps.

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Since yesterday I recieve by typing my password this text: The service User Profile Service don't allow you to use this account. The problem is that account is my administrator account, I can only use my laptop on my guest account.

Thank you for helping me!

Answer:Re: How to unlock a Satellite L755?

Try please to start HDD recovery following steps on
Can you enter system recovery options using username and right password?

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My Laptop is only 4 months old, but the follow keys are not working.? Z and arrows keys.
Know its still under warranty. just wondered if anyone else had same problems thereby strengthing my case.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite L755

Check the language setting (Regional & Language) in the windows Control panel. It?s possible some configuration setting has changed and you now have, for example a Chinese keyboard set. Chinese keyboard are AZERJE instead of QWERT.

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Hi guys, i would like to upgrade my almost 7 year old laptop (TOSHIBA SATELLITE L755 PSK2YE-0NH00JGE) with an SSD. But i have some questions. I dont know if its SATA II or SATA III will whis make any difference? i heard something about bottleneck to 300MB/s from 500+MB/s. How to tell if i have SATA 2 or 3? Also my OS is Win7 Home Premium. i didnt recieve any disk that could help me reinstall (clean install) windows 7 from beggining so i communicated with Microsoft that told me that i can download and reinstall windows 7 home premium (OEM ithink ) did this worked for you? i apologize for any mistakes done with this post i am a new member to this forum :P
1) Is my laptop upgradable to an SSD?
2)If yes what problems may occure?
3) what can i do with my OS?

In case you need anything to help me feel free to ask! Thanks for your time!!

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I have toshiba satellite l755 with default os windows 7.
But i installed xp also on my laptop and i cant find drivers for xp.....

plz help where i can get drivers for xp..???

Answer:Satellite L755 - Need Win XP drivers!

There are many options to install drivers: search & install individual driver (this is my choice) or download driver pack (e.g. from - it is simplest way.

Generally all you have to do - google vendor & product ID of unknown device (see

Recommended order of installation:
1. Chipset software (I hope Intel is your choice?) then reboot.
2. Network controllers.
3. SP3 and updates (if it is not installed earlier).
4. Other devices - video, audio, touchpad etc.

It's hard to find drivers for AMD or Nvidia video controllers - usually drivers are branded by supplier (Acer/Toshiba/etc) and are not on amd/nvidia sites. In such case you have to do a little of magic to modify drivers.

Some links for russian forums (use google translate)

For more detailed answer please give more detailed info about your laptop model.

+Message was edited: links to non english content have been deleted+

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can I change the hard disk of my laptop l 755 satellite of 500 gb with 2 tb .
will i face any problems?


Answer:HDD upgrade on Satellite L755

In worst case the BIOS will not be able to recognize the HDD…
But I think it should not be a big problem to use the 2TB HDD because the SATA controller does not support such limitation…

So from my point of few you should be able to use the 2.5” SATA 2TB HDD…

but please post some feedback after the HDD has been installed… it would be interesting to know how the HDD functions…

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I have Toshiba Satellite L755-11W, its i5, can I change it to i7?
Thx for help

Answer:CPU upgrade on Satellite L755-11W


I think this would be possible since the chip handles the i7 too.
But as far as I know no one of the notebook manufacturers supports such upgrade officially?
What does this mean now??

This means that you do that you own risk and in some cases the BIOS would not be compatible. So in worst case the new CPU would not work even if the chipset would handle this?

By the way: such upgrade cancels the warranty.

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I own a L755-1GH laptop that has its fan always on, producing a great amount of noise. The temp doesn't get to the 80?C but neither the less the fan is already blowing below 70?, at the moment it's at 58?C and it's already going.
The pc is still in the warranty period but I can't be without the pc, 'cause it's my work pc.
Any ideas of how i can solve this?

The Turbo boost is already disabled and I'm using a cooling pad... already blowed some dry air to clean some dust.
If I open it, I'll be out of warranty and I can't send it to warranty...
Are there some diagnostics tools from Toshiba?

Answer:Satellite L755-1GH - Fan Noise, always on

You can reduce fan activity if you change option in ?cooling method? settings.

Open power profile that you use and go to advanced power settings.
There you will find ?Toshiba power saver? options and ?cooling method?.

Change it to battery optimized.

Please do it and post some feedback.

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My Toshiba notebook Satellite L755-16C, have system image to recover into factory setup, its not working now, when trying to run it, a pop window shows that- window cant restart into Windows recovery Environment to complete the recovery operation.I tried with the recovery DVD which I created before also now not working with this, the same message coming.

I tried to create a new recovery media by the recovery media creator a window pop shows that 'window searching for TRMCLchr.exe cant find, that may changed or moved'

Please help me to sort out the problem to return the laptop to factory setup

Answer:Need help with recovering Satellite L755-16C

My Toshiba notebook Satellite L755-16C, have system image to recover into factory setup, it?s not working now, when trying to run it, a pop window shows that- window cant restart into Windows recovery Environment to complete the recovery operation.

I tried with the recovery DVD which I created before also now not working with this, the same message coming.

I tried to create a new recovery media by the recovery media creator a window pop shows that 'window searching for TRMCLcher.exe can?t find, that may changed or moved'.

Please help me to sort out the problem to return the laptop to factory setup.

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A 1-day-old Satellite L755-144 has a constant whirring sound and vibration across the front half of the laptop body. I thought this could be the fan, but it happens even when the Toshiba PC Health Monitor states that the fan is at 0%, and when the computer is idle (no windows open).

How much noise should this machine make when idle (I'm finding it distracting)?

Answer:Satellite L755-144 - HDD noise?

Hi buddy,

Are you sure that the noise is coming from HDD? You can test this if you remove the HDD and start your notebook without one.

Generally speaking the HDD always creates a little bit noise because the platters of HDD spins up and this is causing noise. Also the head is doing this is data will be read or write.

So a little bit noise is normal but nobody can tell you if everything is ok with your notebook or not. It?s just an user to user forum where you can talk with normal people like you and me. If you are not sure and want an official answer contact an authorized service provider and ask for help.

By the way: On my Toshiba notebook I can only hear the HDD if I put my ears on the case.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite L755-140 laptop with win7 32bit OS. Suddenly the sound is not working but the driver is installed and up to date along with chipset driver the volume speaker icon shows that there is a sound indication but no sound is out from it....

What do you think is going on ... could it be the speakers it self
Please advise ASAP


Answer:No sound on Satellite L755-140

Have you noticed the same problem when you connect headphones?
Please test it.

You can also use ?Toshiba diagnostic tool? to check speakers functionality.

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Hi everyone

I want to ask about upgrading Laptops RAM,

I have Toshiba Satellite L755 I want to change it from 6GB to 8GB but I cannot find same RAM number in red circle in the picture but other number in yellow circle is same numbers,

my question is it ok to change it, because I cannot get same RAM with the exact numbers in red or yellow circle?

Answer:RAM upgrade on Satellite L755

Can you please post whole model number (Satellite L755-xxx) so I can check exact notebook specification, just to see details about RAM upgrade.

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Hi Sirs;

After I update my laptop Toshiba Satellite L755 to Windows 8.1 and when I press FN+F8 to off or on the Wi-Fi or Bluetooth it is not working.

I removed VAP then system driver and then functions key utility and re installing it not Success to turn of,

please any advice?

Answer:Satellite L755 - after Win 8.1 upgrade cannot use FN+F8

Windows 8.1 does NOT support the Value Added Package anymore!
The VAP was released for Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 Upgrade

Notebooks which were preinstalled with Win 8 do not contain VAP anymore!

But the Satellite L755 does not seem to be Win 8.1 supported.
So you will be lucky man if you will get these function buttons working.

I can recommend you to check the Win 8.1 driver released for Satellite L855 series.
Install the Toshiba Function Key Utility and Toshiba System Driver
Maybe it would help?

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The laptop does not complete POST, neither on AC or Battery after the recent Toshiba BIOS upgrade.

When powering it on, CAPS LOCK and NUM LOCK come on briefly, and the system shuts back off and restarts, LCD remains off without any backlight.

+ No external video
+ No beep(s)

+ Removed RAM - No changee
+ Removed HDD and Optical drive - No change
+ Tried 'known good' RAM, HDD and ODD - No change
+ Reseated LCD cable - No change

Does the Satellite series has inbuilt HW diagnostics that can be triggered?


Answer:NO POST on Satellite L755

Has BIOS update finished properly or it was interrupted for some reason?

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Hi guys, sorry to bother you.

I was wondering if I can upgrade my laptop with a new +SSD HD+
(everybody tells me is a great change in _speed terms_!)
so I was trying to understand if my *SATELLITE L755-1C3* has a _SATA 2 or 3_ internal port (the prices of the HDs are quite different...)


Answer:Satellite L755-1C3 - upgrade with SSD HD


As far as I know the SATA III are supported since Intel P67/H67 chipsets
Therefore the notebook seems to support max 300MB/s and this would mean that SATA II HDD is good enough?

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Hay guys

I have a problem on my Toshiba Satellite L755-169 (PSK2YE), that my laptop can?t read the DVD+R DL but I hear the DVD reader try to read but it can.

Why and how can I fix this problem?

Answer:Satellite L755-169 cant read DVD+ R DL

Can you tell us more about this issue?
Do you test it with self created DVD+R DL discs?

Can ODD write data on empty DVD+R DL discs?

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I have a 2 year old Satellite L755-1LM. The instruction manual says that it might have a USB 3.0 port as that was optional on some models.

Is there an easy way to find out if my model has this? I have been told that USB 3.0 ports have a blue insert rather than black, but I do not know if that is true in all cases (mine is black). I have attached a USB 3.0 standard HDD to the left USB port, which is the one that might be 3.0, but the transfer rate is poor. Therefore, it is either 2.0 only or I am missing drivers etc.

Any thoughts?

Answer:USB 3.0 ports on Satellite L755-1LM


According notebook specification your machine has USB 2.0 ports only. Difference is that one single port placed on the left side supports ?sleep and charge? option.

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First of all, I've been searching toshiba's web for my exact model Toshiba L755-18E (PSK2YE-07E00CCE).

I wanted to download the laptop manual to check RAM compatibility, but I am unable to find it.

Note: Maybe the laptop is named different at toshibas's site, laptop specs:

Intel Core i5-2410M
4 GB DDR3 1333 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
500 GB sATA 5400 rpm

My questions are:

How many RAM slots does my laptop have?
Is there any RAM slot free or the 4GB are 2+2?

A friend of mine has a spare laptop 1600 DDR3 and I wonder if i could use it.

Does my motherboard support 1600 RAM?
Can I mix 1333 and 1600 RAM? (working at 1333 i guess).

Jose Lozano

Message was edited by: lozalojo

Message was edited by: lozalojo

Answer:Re: RAM upgrade on Satellite L755-18E


I?ve googled a bit around and found info that your notebook is originaly delivered with 4GB RAM and can be upgraded up to 8GB.
At the moment your notebook should have one single 4GB RAM module inside and it is DDR3 1333MHz (PC3-10600), 204p with part number PA3918U-1M4G.

In my opinion you should obtain second 4GB RAM but with the same specification and part number.
With two identical RAM modules there is no risk of some compatibility issues.

Don?t mix two RAM modules with different specifications.

Check if you can find somewhere RAM with part number PA3918U-1M4G.
I don?t have this notebook model but I presume at the bottom side there is placed memory cover.

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There's constant vibration around my mousepad and it's getting annoying, my laptop is only a couple of months old. Maybe you know what could be causing it and how to solve it?

I have BIOS 3.60 and I can't downgrade it because my model isn't on support your model page.

Answer:Vibration on my Satellite L755-1LE

Vibration is definitely mechanical malfunction so it can be fixed by authorized personal only.

My advice for you is to contact nearest authorized Toshiba service provider and ask for help. They can open the case and check all hardware components.

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I have Toshiba Satellite L755 with windows 8 pro media center 6GB Ram, I want to upgrade it to 8GB 1600MHz is it possible and could be compatibility?
Hardware Info

Answer:RAM upgrade on Satellite L755

Some Satellite L755 uses 4GB DDR3 1066 MHz RAMs with part number PA3677U-1M4G and some of them have DDR3 1333MHz with part number PA3918U-1M4G.

Can you please post exact model name and model number?

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I installed windows XP professional on L755-16Z but the problem i faces is that i did not find any audio driver or Display driver.

Are there any recommendations how to obtain such drivers or any driver also related to XP like the WIFI, etc...

Best Regards,

Answer:Windows XP on Satellite L755-16Z


Before we start discussion about drivers may I ask you something:

1) Have you created recovery DVD disc before you have installed WXP on your machine?
2) Have you informed yourself about WXP support on this notebook model before you?ve installed WXP?

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I'm from Spain, and after make format C: in my Satellite L755-1J9 , I can`t instal the USB 3.0 driver upload at the Toshiba drivers place in this webpage.

Can someone who has this driver help me please?

Answer:Need USB 3.0 driver for my Satellite L755-1J9

Hi Enrique

According notebook specification your machine was delivered with preinstalled Windows 7 64bit and this original recovery image contains all necessary drivers, including driver for USB 3.0.

The question is: what have you done exactly? Have you installed original OS version that you got with your machine or own Windows version and which one.
If you still use Win7 64bit driver for USB 3.0 you can find here .

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mixage st?r?o how to use the Conexant sound card that is on the L755 to use Audacity? thank you

excuse me for my bad english.

Answer:Satellite L755 - How to use Audacity?


Sorry but I don?t understand your question. Everything what I can read is that you want to use Audacity with Satellite L755 but what is the problem exactly?

Usually if you have installed the latest sound driver for Satellite L755 and newest version of Audacity everything should be ok and there is no problem to use the program.

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Does this laptop need an adaptor?
Is it not built in? Its a bit rubbish if its not. I cant find it anywhere in menus...... :(

Answer:Bluetooth on Satellite L755-14Z

It is really strange that you don?t even know which hardware components your notebook has.

According notebook specification your notebook doesn't have BT.

Buy small USB BT dongle and problem is solved. You can buy small BT USB micro adapter .

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Firstly, I'd like to say I'm quite useless with computers.

I used the Product Recovery CD, followed all the steps, it took like 30minutes. And then it was done. After it finished there were a number of problems that have appeared:

Windows isn't genuine?
Network adapter won't find any internets? Need to install a driver?
Screen resolution doesn't give the option for the correct one.
It's a stranger version of windows 7, the bits where windows is concernig are all coloured and aren't translucent. - But I'm not sure if this has to do with 32-bit and 64-bit whatever they are.
^ I have figured that I now have 32bit downloaded onto that computer, when it is actually a 64bit.

I posted on the US forums and have realised that I've used the wrong CD, the CD I used was a recovery for an L500-19X.

Not sure if I'm using the correct disk, as I own 2 toshiba laptops.
On the disk it says GMR410014EN0
Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
Support for these products provided by Toshiba Europe GmbH

Just a little more information.. I'm not sure if I created this 'recovery medium' just noticed it the 2nd time, will this have any affect at all on the outcome?

Answer:Recovery for Satellite L755-17Q

> Just a little more information.. I'm not sure if I created this 'recovery medium'
What to say after reading this?
So let?s be clear now: according notebook specification your Satellite L755-17Q was delivered with preinstalled WIN7 64BIT HOME PREMIUM and without recovery disc. Recovery disc must be created by notebook owner. If you don?t have it and you want to install original recovery image for L755-17Q you must order it on

If you have European notebook model why do you discuss about it on US forum? European models don?t have anything to do with US models, US market or US support.

What do you want to do exactly now? Please be clear with your answer and we will try to help.

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Hello, just purchased Satellite L775-111, which is quoted as "3D ready".

I have Acer 3D monitor. Nvidia control panel allows to set 3D preferences and actually displays 3D content (photos and animations) in correct 3D on Acer monitor. Notebook came with Corel WinDVD BD (Toshiba edition) player, claiming to support 3D content. But blu-ray 3D disks, played by WinDVD BD will not start in 3D, stating that the equipment does not support 3D. Integrated help screen in WinDVD BD refers to 3D Preferences Tab, which in fact is not there. No updates for WinDVD BD are available on Toshiba site.

Any ideas please?

Answer:Satellite L755-111 - No 3D from WinDVD BD

Hi buddy,

I found some articles about WinDVD BD:

As you can see in last link there is an update for WinDVD BD that could be useful for you! :)

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I use Satellite L755-120 laptop..few days back system got crashed and when i tried to recover the system using the CDs which i created its not happening...then i tried hdd recovery also which also not working.

Can anybody help me?

Answer:Re: Cannot recover my Satellite L755-120

What happen exactly when you try to use HDD recovery installation or recovery disc?

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Can anyone tell me if it is upgradeable?
If so which socket number is it, can i put an i7 in it?....

Any links to recommend a site to buy it from any help appreciated.

Thanks for your time and effort should you help

Answer:Satellite L755-14Z - CPU upgrade possible?

Generally it is difficult to upgrade the CPU in notebooks since the notebook is designed for specific CPU's. If a CPU is installed that is not supported, it may draw too much power and cause instability, or it may overheat the notebook.

You can probably use a CPU from another L755 model, but it probably wont make much difference.

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Hi guys

i went to the local computer shop with my satellite A40 because i only have half of the bios !!!
I sent an email to the german toshiba technical support and they said try a bios update (which baring in mind i still dont know how to do)then we sent my laptop to a local computer shop and told them the problem they told me not to update bios on a cempron processor.

Why not? What are the risks in need to know.

please help me because i want to in the future possibly upgrade to vista??

Answer:Satellite A40: How to update the BIOS because I only have half of the Bios

Hello Daniel,

I?m a little bit confused about your message.
What do you mean with ?only have half of the bios??
What?s wrong with the BIOS?

The Toshiba support said -> try a BIOS update.
On the Toshiba page you can download the BIOS for the Satellite A40.

It seems you didn?t check the download page detailed because on this page you would find this instruction: IOS&FID=TRO0000000b07

The BIOS update was detailed described in this document and you should follow these guide lines to update the BIOS.


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Hi My current system is using a celeron D 335J. Recently I bought a Pentium D 940 and wishedto use it on the system. After installation, I got No Processor BIOS update found msg when booted up.Without selecting either F1(to go setup) or F2(to ignore), system would shut down itself. I have updated to latest bios, 2hjy13usa.exe but the same error occurred again. What shall I do? 

Answer:No Processor BIOS update found, Thinkcenter A52 8297-A43

Anyone can help?

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Heys guys,

Firstly sorry if this is in the wrong section, but as i have Windows Vista as my operating system i quess this will do, i should also mention that my computer is a Packard Bell iMedia 2422.

Now my problem is this, i recently bought a 'Seagate OEM 500GB Barracuda 7200.12 Internal Hard Disk Drive' that i would like to use for storing files only. But when i installed the hard drive i wasn't able to find it in my BIOS. Obviously the first thing i did was check all the connections but they all turned out to be fine.

Then i read that if your computer is of a certain age you may need to limit the hard drive from 3.0gb/s to 1.5gb/s, so i bought myself the correct size jumper and set it up to 1.5gb/s. After doing this the BIOS was still not able to find my new hard drive.

The next thing i read was that i may need to update my BIOS to the newest version, so i found out the make of my motherboard and discovered that i needed the new Reno Bios update which i promptly downloaded the file i aquired is 'Reno_bios_v18.exe'. I read that when i double click this file the 'BIOS update disk creator' should start and walk me through creating a bootable BIOS disk, unfortunately this seems to keep crashing and so i cant create the disk and update my BIOS.

So i would like to ask for any help on this matter, whether that be advice on why my new hard drive isn't showing up on my existing BIOS. Or if someone can give me a guide on how to create... Read more

Answer:New hard drive not found & unable to update BIOS

You have a pretty new computer the BIOS isn't your issue with the drive. Most likely it's DOA, your cables are bad or even your mobo has issues. Swap out the new drive with your main drive and check that the BIOS to be sure the drive can be seen and there aren't any issues with it.

The program probley doesn't work correctly in Vista so try an XP PC. Manufacturers are prettty poor on updating utility programs.

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hi i have a thinkcentre 8808wfr with an intel e6300 cpuwhen i boot my system i hear two short beeps and error code 0167i have read some posts from peoples who had same problem. and i know i shuold upgrade biosbut how can i find right bios file for my pc?rhanks

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Hello,I lost functionality to my laptops fingerprint reader completely after running the Jan-14 v. 2.50 BIOS update.The fingerprint reader is not recognized in Windows device manager. Only thing visible is a unknown usb device that refuses to work with any Authentech drivers. Fingerprint reader is enabled in BIOS I/O page. The same issue is happening under Ubuntu Linux as well so I have to rule out any software issue.Thinkpad Edge S430 type 3364-3EG.

Answer:S430 Fingerprint reader not found after BIOS update

Try to disable the fingerprint reader and perform a restart. Or to reset BIOS to default. Is how I get to fix those issues when they happen...

If I helped you, please give me some kudos! ^^

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