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

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

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?

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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.

Hope it helps.

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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


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:

it should help you

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I have a new Satellte Pro A200 with BIOS version 1.50 running Vista Business.
Toshiba alert indicated an upgrade to BIOS version 1.80-WIN was available.
When I try to run this from Windows it fails with the message 'Incorrect ROM size' and the BIOS does not get upgraded.

Answer:Satellite Pro A200 BIOS upgrade failure - incorrect ROM size

This Toshiba FAQ will help you:

[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.|] .

Best regards

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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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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 have downloaded the updated BIOS but receive a message "ROM size is incorrect" when I try to run setup.

This, according to the web site, should be a simple process! I know I'm a beginner but.

I'm have a real struggle

Answer:Satellite Pro M70: Update Bios error message - ROM size is incorrect


On BIOS download page there are two M70 listed (PSMXX). Have you chosen the right one?

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Hi, i've been sent this link to download a new BIOS rLanguage=42&selectedLanguage=13&driverCountry=41& selectedCountry=8

But when I try to use set up, I get an error message that says 'the size of ROM file is incorrect' and it won't let me proceed. what do I do, please?


Answer:Tecra A6 - BIOS update - 'the size of ROM file is incorrect'


Maybe this article can help you


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Dear Sirs,

I was trying to update my bios on Sattelite A200 and then i start updating it says " The size of ROM file is incorrect".

Can someone help me with this?

What shall i do?

Answer:Error: Size of ROM file is incorrect while BIOS update on Sattelite A200

Hi Stavros

I think I can help you.
I remember this error message. Some of the forum users have posted a solution.

For example here:

It seems it?s not a serious problem? the error appears because the BIOS file was not extracted correctly.


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I'm using TEMPRO and it suggested to update my BIOS.
I downloaded the file and execute the setup file. Unfortunately, it says "The size of ROM file is incorrect".

Does it mean I m doing it wrongly? or I already have newer BIOS in my system.

Please advice.


Answer:Qosmio X300 BIOS update failed - The size of ROM file is incorrect

Try manually installing the BIOS yourself by going to the Toshiba Website and downloading the latest X300 BIOS.

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Hello I have a Asrock 775I65G Motherboard and it has a Bios version of P1.60 and i have downloaded the 3.30 bios updater from the windows version)but when i try to run it it gives me an error saying Error: Rom File Size In Correct.I have tried all previous versions and none worked they either said Error: Rom File Size In Correct or Error: File ROM ID incorrect
what do i do?
Thanks for your help in advanced
(I know this is in the wrong section but i couldn't find a sutible section for this question

Answer:Asrock 775I65G Bios Update Problem Error: Rom File Size Incorrect

It is not a good idea to update a BIOS using a Windows updater. These work *most* of the time, but fail far more than the DOS versions do.

Do you have a floppy disk drive in that PC?

If you still want to use the Windows updater anyway, delete that ROM file and download it again. You could have had a bad download.

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Today 10/3/08 I have downlaoded the Bios Update 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:

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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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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I want to instal a new (bigger) HDD on my Satellite A30-404.
It says to have Bios version 1.80.
I probably need newer (since it was purchased in 2003).

Is there a newer version for this machine?

Answer:Need newer BIOS for Satellite A30-404 to upgrade the HDD to a bigger size


The newest BIOS version can be found on the Toshiba European driver page.
At this time the BIOS 1.80 version is available and released for the Satellite A30 PSA30E.

By the way; an newer BIOS will not help to use a bigger HDDs!
The point is that your notebook supports the Enhanced IDE (ATA-5) interface.
Since ATA-5 interface supports the 28bit LBA addresses you should be possible to use max. 128GB HDD. I think this is max size which is possible.


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So I tried updating the BIOS (I need this update) choosing the windows xp option (which is what I have) and download the file, then it says "Rom Size is Incorrect" and the setup cancels,

Can anyone help?

I urgently need this update.


Answer:BIOS update on Equium M70 (PSM77): Incorrect Rom Size

Hi buddy

I think I can help you to solve this annoying issue.
The problem is that you have incorrect extracted the BIOS package.

Please check this Toshiba document which provides the solution;
[The size of ROM file is incorrect|]

Hope I could clarify this ;)


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JPG picture file size is reading incorrectly....each picture is reading 5.31GB. I am not sure but I think that was the containing folder size. The containing folder reads 4.41 TB. My hard drive is only 255GB. I am running Windows 7 completely updated. The drive containing the folder is only 10GB. Of course, the file will not open. Error says...does not support the format. Checked extension and it is JPG.

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I've got a bit of a problem - Windows XP is making a HUGE mistake in reporting harddrive space. My primary harddrive is FINE ( C: ) but my secondary harddrive ( G: ) is very wrong. It has an 80Gig capcity (76.33gig really) with only about 5gigs used. Yet XP is saying I only have 39.2gigs left!!! Here's what may be the problem, albeit I do not know how to solve it...I repeatedly have had very large .ISO files (<400MB) on this drive, so when i'm done with the file(s) I then delete them. OBVIOUSLY they are out of the recycling bin, and I've run chkdsk as well as norton disk doctor, to no avail. Another thing: during the analysis provided by disk defragmenter, this drive ( G: ) is seriously segmented even after defraging. Here's what I mean:

where the "|" represents the blue fields, or contiguous files. The space inbetween the blue fields is "free space". It still reports 51% free space, and the analysis leads me to believe that maybe these extremely large .ISO files haven't fully been deleted?? I HAVE deleted them via recycling bin, so they shouldn't be giving me this problem. Or maybe it's something else?? I really am lost, so someone PLEASE give me some advice. THANKS!!


Answer:Solved: *bigtime* Incorrect File Size In Win Xp

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Does anyone have a file manager that will show files bigger than 4 GB?
Both windows file manager and Powerdesk 4-5-6 will only show up to the
4 gb size. There has to be something out there?? I have xp pro SP2 installed.

Answer:Incorrect File Size In File Managers

What it might be is that Windows XP with Service Pack 1 has a file limit of 4 GB.

You have to install Service Pack 2 to work with files bigger than 4 GB.

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The system does not retain the correct date and time.
Also on the page bios setup clock does not turn the minutes and seconds.
After set the current time in bios page and exit by save windows 8.1 have a wrong time.

can you help?

Answer:Satellite P50-B-10V - incorrect BIOS date & time


I would recommend you to update the BIOS to the latest available version.
You should get the newest version (at this time v1.50) from Toshiba EU driver page.
After the update, load BIOS default settings and set the right data and time.

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After owning my a210 for 4 years and using the same password to boot up, it is all of a sudden saying incorrect password???.

I can't even change it in the bios as i need the password!.

Any help would be appreciated

Answer:Satellite A210 - BIOS password incorrect

Are you sure that CAPS LOCK or other sticky keyboard button is not pressed?
Maybe you mistyped the password?

Fact is that you cannot remove/ delete unknown BIOS password.
Just an service technician can do that

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In windows I set supervisor and user password. When I try to turn on the notebook again a try to put password but BIOS say, it is incorrect.

Answer:Incorrect BIOS password - Satellite P100-387

Are you 100% sure that you have not mixed any letters or signs???
Unfortunately, if the BIOS password is to know to you, it?s not possible to remove it.
Only the service partner can remove the BIOS password.

I don't see any other solution as to ask the technician for the password removing...

PS: Someone here in the forum has suggested that something like that could happen if the old BIOS is installed on the notebook.
Therefore to avoid this issue after the password removing the BIOS update to version 2.40 or higher is needed and update of the Toshiba Utility to version or higher is important.

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I own a Toshiba Satellite C855-12K and there is a problem with BIOS supervisor password. Once I have set the password I was unable to access BIOS anymore because it says that the password is incorrect.
I am 100% positively sure that the password im putting in is the one I've set in BIOS before because i used the same password to lock my hard drive.

Somewhere online I've read that this version of BIOS has a bug that makes it unable to remember password.
Is there any solution to this or I have to send my laptop to Toshiba?
OS is windows 7 professional-

Answer:Satellite C855-12K - incorrect BIOS supervisor password

Unfortunately there is no some ?magic? solution. I cannot comment some speculations about BIOS bug but if there is some problem with BIOS Toshiba service provider must be informed about it.

I recommend you to contact nearest authorized Toshiba service provider and ask for help. They can remove your password.

This password protection is very serious security feature and public forum is not the best place to write about ways how it can be removed.

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Hi there,

New to the forum, I've been having a search around so im hoping someone can help me.

I have a Toshiba Satellite A300-PSAGCA and while trying to resize a partition my computer became not responding and since then I cannot load Windows Vista. When the computer starts it comes up with the error "Interrupted operation: Insert Recovery CD"

So I used the recovery CD that was with my partition program however I get another error saying "Incorrect BIOS settings, change video buffer size" which I cant find in the BIOS and no help from their support.

So im now trying to do a Toshiba recovery and restory my laptop, however I cant seem to get into the recovery. Holding F8 during the boot doesnt bring up the advanced boot options, nor does holding "0" like ive read its supposed to.

Any help would be much appreciated!


Answer:Satellite A300 - Error incorrect BIOS settings during recovery

Hi buddy!

Wait a moment, please.
To restore the ?factory settings? you have two options. Either you use the HDD recovery option or the Toshiba recovery disk.

For the HDD recovery you have to press the ?0? key on start up and follow the screen instructions ? That?s all!

> So I used the recovery CD that was with my partition program?
I?m a little bit confused about this. What recovery disk you mean exactly? Is it the Toshiba recovery or from another backup program like Acronis or Ghost?
I can?t imagine that you can an error message about video buffer size if you start the Toshiba recovery disk. The video RAM size will be assigned automatically and it?s only important on 3D applications.

So I would recommend trying it with the Toshiba recovery disk and if it doesn?t work you can try a Microsoft disk. After this you can download all drivers and tools on the Toshiba website.

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


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BIOS problem occured when I upgraded graphicscard, see my other thread.
Computer/soundcard boot problems after upgrading graphicscard GTX 960

I started this thread because it is a bios problem.

I downloaded the driver 2.09 from manufacturers website (medion)
motherboard MS- 7728
when i try to flash it says
"ROM file does not match existing BIOS size"

someone knows how to solve this?

Answer:Flashing BIOS - ROM file does not match existing BIOS size

Kevin someone in the other thread asked what size PSU you have now I am not sure what you have hooked up but one way you can check what size PSU you need (for starters) because what you have looks to be a tad on the small size at 450W - eXtreme Power Supply Calculator - The only power supply calculator trusted by PSU manufacturers and computer enthusiasts

Just enter in as much as you can and the readout should give you roughly what size you need with some margin of error. Now if the result is close to the 450W PSU you have?? then under heavy load it might well be trying to draw more than what is available. Remember the stated output is the ideal and in reality some power is lost with the internal workings of the PSU circuitry/s.
Personally I use a PSU that has at least 25% more than I possibly need and just because it says for example 650W on the label doesn't mean that it is producing 650W continuously the device only puts out what is being asked of it. That is to say if your machine's components are idling at a draw of 200W then that is all a 650W PSU will put out - it is sort of working on a linear scale for want of a better way of putting it.

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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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Hi folks !

What is the largest HD size notebook recognizes with BIOS 2.30.
I found no FAQ information ragarding this BIOS version.

Thx for your help.

Answer:Max HDD Size for Satellite 3000 -514 with BIOS 2.30


The Satellite 3000-514 supports the HDD sizes up to 30GB.
You need a HDD 2.5", 9.5mm support bus master IDE, Ultra 33/66 synchronous DMA

Bigger HDD sizes are not supported and I suppose the BIOS will not recognize it.

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Can any one help!?

Have tried to update my M60-175 bios with toshiba bios downloads but recieving rom size error while trying to flash rom
my current bios; version toscpl-6040000, 1.00parttblx, smbios v 1.04


Answer:Bios update issue on Satellite M60-175 - rom size error

Please check this Toshiba FAQ document about;

+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.+

It should helps to solve this issue

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I need to upgrade the hard drive of my Toshiba Satellite M70-258.
I would like to know what is the maximum size of the drive that i can install.
I would like to know if it's suportts Sata Drives.

Thank you in advance.

Best Regards,

Fernando Silva

Answer:Satellite M70-258: HDD upgrade question - What is the max supported size

The problem is that there are no official informations about the max HDD size on different notebooks series. So we can only speculate about the supported sizes.

But I?ve found this topic here in the forum:

The user has updated the own M70 with the 160GB HDD Toshiba MK1637GSX and it works.
So maybe this info helps a little bit.


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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 ?



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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I want to upgrade the HDD in my Satellite Pro 4340. I know the 4200 and 4300 SP series can take at least a 20GB HDD as I've already upgraded an SP4270 and SP4280 to 20GB HDDs already.

I did a search on previous postings re. Satellite Pro 4200 and 4300 series laptops as various other contributors to this forum had already asked this question. One respondant suggested they had fitted a 60GB HDD without problem.

Has anyone else fitted a HDD this big (or bigger even) in these 4200 and 4300 series laptops and got it to work OK and had the BIOS recognize the full size of the HDD?

What's the largest HDD swap that someone has successfully made on these 4200/4300 machines?

Answer:Maximum HDD size that BIOS sees in the Satellite Pro 4200 and 4300 series

Unfortunately you will not be able to find precise info about that. All you can find are reports from other users. I am really interested about further postings.

By the way: is 60 GB HDD not enough capacity for you?

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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 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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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


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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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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This is my first time using this type of forum and was hoping to get a bit of help.
I have downloaded the new bios update 3.90 but cant install it as a notification at the end of installation says it failed due to the rom file size being incorrect.

Can anyone help me?

I've tried redownloading the file and it just wont work. Furthermore, I have installed the Truesuite Fingerprint software update as recommended by my ToshibaTempro alert and now I have lost my settings function in the control center and the fingerprint security software will neither have a password popup requiring me to save any passwords etc in the password bank nor allow me sign into websites using fingerprints as it did before the update of this software occurred. Once again I did redownload and install the software but nothing has changed.

My operating system is Windows Vista Home Premium and the notebook is Qosmio X300.

Any help will be much appreciated. Please keep the technical jargon a bit low (if you can help me) as I am not that strong with computers.


Answer:Qosmio X300 - Incorret ROM file size if I try to update the BIOS


On my Satellite notebook I had the same issue if I tried to update the BIOS.
The solution for this is you must extract all files from the zip-archive before you start the BIOS update.
That?s all! :)

I don?t use the Fingerprint software but have you tried to remove the old version first before you try to install the new one? Remove the old version, restart the notebook, use CCleaner to clean the system, reboot again and then install the newest version that you can find on the Toshiba website.


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Hi, I have a dvd +rw combo and I need to update my BIOS for my thinkpad for that I need to burn an ISO file from the original zip file (7lujxxuc.iso orgional bios file in zip format with ISO extension). For ex I got a 7lujxxuc.iso zipped file from the LENOVO website. I have downloaded it and now I need to create an iso bootable CD. I do not know how to do that, can anyone please help me. I am really worried about it because its a BIOS flash and if anything goes wrong I need to throw my laptop. SO my question is how do we create a bootable iso file with the existing (7lujxxuc.iso)zip file, should I first unzip it and then create an iso image and then burn the iso image and make it bootable or just select the original iso file and use the create iso file option on the cd and then boot through it. I do not understand how to do it and the lenovo instructions to flash the bios is very vague and they are not responding if I post it in their forums. Given below are the instructions given by them and I do not get a clue out of it,  Make sure you have a ThinkPad system with a CD-RW, CD-RW/DVD combo, or DVD multidrive installed and a blank CD-R or CD-RW disc.Start Windows Vista, XP, 2000 and logon with administrative privileges.Download the ISO file.For Windows XP, 2000, click Start, then click Run...Specify the path where you downloaded the file, then click OK. RecordNow! or the default recording software will open.   Example: C:\temp\7lujx... Read more

Answer:THinkpad t61 bios upgrade, how to create iso file from the download file

Hi manu555, I have recently just done my machine! just download the iso file from lenovo and burn the image file to a cd or dvd! I use Nero which has a Burn image file option, as many of these softwares do! One thing I did have a problem with though was that when I tried to boot from the disk from my external Lightscribe dvd drive it did not recognize any compatabile dvd drive! Therefore i installed my ultra bay drive(i use a harddrive adapter in that bay) and made sure that in the bios the ultrabay dvd drive was at the top of the boot order and away it went! it will ask you a couple options and you should choose upgrade system option #2 if I remember correctly! My machine is running nicely after that upgrade! Like I said it will caution you about this and that but answer yes as I did and there should't be any problems! I have done this a couple of times allready on my machine and have had no problems! Cheers, Singtoh

7663-A22,T61 14.1 Wide,T7300 2.0gig processor, 4 gig RAM, 500gig Seagate Hybrid HDD, 200gig Ultra Bay HDD, Ubuntu 64 Bit.

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I've just purchased a pack of CD-R's which are supposed to be 90 Minute 800Mb. However, My computer, Nero 5.10 and Easy CD 5 all show the discs as 703Mb.Do you think the discs been packaged incorrectly, or is there something I need to do, within the programs to change the size. Overburn is enabled is Nero, but the size still shows as 703Mb.Thank in advance for any advice.

Answer:Incorrect size CD-r's Or Not

You may be able to burn the CD-R's, but I think you will find that Nero cannot "see" the full 800Mb, so you would have to work out how much you can add yourself. Many CD burning programs suffer this limitation as they were written before large disks became available.

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Question: Incorrect HD size!

Hey everbody!

I ran into a bit of a problem yesterday. I reformatted my HD and installed Windows XP on it. Everything worked fine untill the next time I booted my system. It just gave me a black screen after the BIOS messages and didn't start Windows. I tried running the fixmbr utility in the windows recovery console, but after that everything got screwed up. Now it says my HD is only 2 gig, when it should be 20. I tried doing everything already, but even in the installation screen of Windows XP it says it's 2 gig large. This is not a partitioning problem; I tried fdisk and partition magic: They all say the whole disk is 2 gigs.

Can anyone help me out?


Answer:Incorrect HD size!

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Hi,i recently had a problem with a 40gig drive,to cut a long story short,I ended up formatting through fdisk.Checked it for errors etc,and everything is fine.Only problem I now have is that Xp is reporting that the drive is only 30gig instead of 40!
Who`s nicked me 10gig???????

Any easy solutions to fixing???


Answer:Incorrect HD size in XP

fdisk.. When you ran it through Fdisk did you tell it to take 100% of the Hard drive up for the C: partition?
if not well theres your prob.
I always keep a second HDD

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I have just fitted a Seagate 40Gb HD and new ASUS A7V266 MB. The MB BIOS correctly reports the HD size as 40Gb but W98SE only reports it as 25.7Gb. Seagate support says I must fit a PCI card with its own BIOS to enable W98 to use the full size of the HD. This seems almost unbelievable that such a new MB cannot pass on the correct info to the OS without extra hardware and tweaking, especially as its BIOS is reporting correctly . ASUS support have not replied to my queries. Has anyone out there any ideas without having to reformat the HD as I now have over 10Gb on it!!

Answer:Incorrect HD size reporting

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Yesterday I got a new Hitachi 160GB SATA drive for my Dell E1505 laptop. I also got the EZGIG II data transfer kit. The first time I ran the data transfer utility the new disk was recognized as being 160GB. However the transfer didn't complete correctly and I wasn't able to boot from the new disk. I tried running the transfer utility again, and now the disk appears as only having a capacity of 73.13GB. This is the disk size seen by EZGIG as well as the XP Setup disk. I used XP Setup to delete all partitions off the new disk, but it still thinks the disk only has a capacity of 73.13 GB now. Any idea how to reset the disk size back to the full 160GB?? Thanks in advance for your help!

Answer:Disk Size Incorrect

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I have an Gigabyte Radeon HD7770 1GB card. It works just fine, but I have noticed an issue where memory size detected differs from the actual size.
For example dxdiag (both32 and 64bit) detects only 700MB. So does Can You run it (from time to time).
I did validation with GPU-z and it does show proper size at 1GB:

I am wondering whether this might be due to a faulty card or (crossed fingers) nothing to worry about. I love this card and it would, obviously, really blow if it's defective.

Almost forgot to add that I am, currently, running on Windows 7 64Bit Home Premium. Windows 8 Pro 64Bit show the card as having 768MB of memory.


Answer:Incorrect memory size

If it works, don't worry about the detected memory difference

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I recently reformated the disk on an old pc and installed Windows ME.Today I unexpectedly ran out of disk space. I noticed that in 'My Computer' that the disk size is shown as 1.99GB, whereas when I ran FDISK and reformatted the disk, the size was shown correctly at 12GB.What have I done wrong?

Answer:Disk size incorrect

If the bios says it is 12gig then you must have done something wrong in fdisk.If you boot up and in the options menu choose 'dos prompt' you can type dir there and see what size dos is reporting. If it says 12gig then you have a windows problem, if it says 2gig then it is something you did when selecting partition sizes. Are you sure in fdisk you deleted the old partition first? or did you create a new one with unused space and make it active?

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I recently tried deleting a 2nd partition I had, and combining it with my first one. I used partition logic, but it gave me an error saying it could not resize my first partition. However, when I tried rebooting parition logic, it shows the drive as being the correct size now. Only problem is, Windows XP is not giving me the extra space:

I have used GNOME partition editor with the same results as parition logic.

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I just installed a second hard drive (Maxtor Diamond Max Plus) 60G but once formatted it shows as 31G in Windows explorer. I have a Compaq Presario 5330 with 64 MB Ram/original 4G hard drive.

Can anyone tell me why the size is not correct on my 2nd hard drive and if/how I can reslove the problem?

Any help will be appreciated.

Answer:Hard Drive Size Incorrect

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Okay to explain this issue in detail I attempted to resize partition D and add the size to Partition C, (this HD was orginally 1.5TB) anyway after about 5 times of failed attempts i noticed somthing strange. the space that was taken from Partition D is like gone or not readable in the "Computer" explorer window but it wasnt transfered to partition C. its gone. Partition D in Disk Management shows up 100% correct but when going to properties the computer returns a differnt result. I took a print screen for details.Thanks to anyone who can help me out <3.and sorry for the slightly pixelated image if you guys/ladies need i can try and clean it up abit.

Answer:HardDrive Size Read Incorrect

Is this Windows7?

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A friend of mine had his sdhc card corrupted. His computer frooze when looking at photos on it, he then removed the card and now it can't be accessed anymore. I try to recover the photos on it. When I insert it in my sdhd card reader, I hear the sound windows make when a new periphical is inserted but I don't see the card in Windows Explorer (no letter assigned). I have then tryed Photorec. It search for quite a long time then find the card, but report incorrect size :

524kb Generic-Multi-Card

Instead of 4 Gb it should be. It is noted under this in Photorec :

Note: Disk capacity must be correctly detected for a successful recovery. If a disk listed above has incorrect size, check HD jumper settings, BIOS detection, and install the latest OS patches and disk drivers.

I have tryed several time with the same result. I have also tryed with Testdisk with the same result (524 kb reported). I have not tryed to rescue with this size in fear of losing the content of the card.

The card is a Kodak 4GB SDHC Class 4. I am testing with a know to work card reader on laptop running Windows 7 SP1 32 bits. I have cleaned when contact with a little bit of alcool on q-tips with no change. Also, sometimes the card is not detected at all when I lauch Photorec or Testdisk. I have tryed with both latest 6.13 and beta 6.14-WIP Photorec. I have also tryed the card in another digital camera with an unusable error message. Any help will be greatly appreciated.


Answer:Photorec incorrect size reported

I have been answered in another forum. The answers were :

You have gone about as far as you can go on this one without special tools and knowledge of file structure. You need to do a recovery of this card but programs will not do this one for you. You need a special reader and understanding of how to reconstruct the file structure to do this one. You should try a DR company who specializes in this type of recovery and has the tools to do this with. Good luck


Ann is correct, you cannot proceed further on your own with this one.
Suggest you contact Eric at Datacent in Canada or Luke at Recovery Force, they will be able to sort this out for you.

For those who stumble upon this post with the same problem.


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I have a 3000 N200.   when I install new games... example I just installed Might & Magic VII  and the screen display comes to about a 6" screen. this is obviously impossible desirable game play!!  Any help???

Answer:game display incorrect size

Check game requieriments first.

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Quick question.

This may be more of a hard drive thing but I personally believe it's windows fault. Basically XP reports I have a HDD with the total size of 186GB ( it's a 200GB drive), what happened to my other 14GB's???

Answer:WindowsXP incorrect reporting of HDD size

Hard drive manufacturers report there drives as 1 GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes, while Windows actually reports 1 GB as being 1,073,741,824 bytes (2^30). Then there's also space being taken up by the file system.

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I have a 10.2 Gig hardrive, but my sytem only thinks it is 1.4 Gig? Any ideas how to resolve.

Answer:Hard drive size is incorrect

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HELP!!!!!!! Im totally baffled on this one hope you guys can help. After Sending and receiving emails on Outlook express . The size of the email is reported incorrectly. E.G. a 1 line email.. is reported as being 2k... 4 lines.. 5k etc etc etc...... I have double checked this by even sending an email from O.E to hotmail and the 2 line email was reported by hotmail as being 3k!!!!! The computer is running Xp. The main problem with this is my sis in law cant email her hubby who is at sea because the ship only allows a max 4k. I hope you can help.Many thks.

Answer:Outlook exp. size of email incorrect.

Why do you think there is a problem, as a comparison I have just sent a one word e mail to myself and that was 2K, a five line e mail was 5k.

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A friend of mine had his sdhc card corrupted. His computer frooze when looking at photos on it, he then removed the card and now it can't be accessed anymore. I try to recover the photos on it. When I insert it in my sdhd card reader, I hear the sound windows make when a new periphical is inserted but I don't see the card in Windows Explorer (no letter assigned). I have then tryed Photorec. It search for quite a long time then find the card, but report incorrect size :

524kb Generic-Multi-Card

Instead of 4 Gb it should be. It is noted under this in Photorec :

Note: Disk capacity must be correctly detected for a successful recovery. If a disk listed above has incorrect size, check HD jumper settings, BIOS detection, and install the latest OS patches and disk drivers.

I have tryed several time with the same result. I have also tryed with Testdisk with the same result (524 kb reported). I have not tryed to rescue with this size in fear of losing the content of the card.

The card is a Kodak 4GB SDHC Class 4. I am testing with a know to work card reader on laptop running Windows 7 SP1 32 bits. I have cleaned when contact with a little bit of alcool on q-tips with no change. Also, sometimes the card is not detected at all when I lauch Photorec or Testdisk. I have tryed with both latest 6.13 and beta 6.14-WIP Photorec. I have also tryed the card in another digital camera with an unusable error message. Any help will be greatly appreciated.


Answer:Photorec incorrect size reported

The card (or rather it's contents) may already be too corrupted to recover anything.
You might find something here useful:

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Hi can you help.

I have a problem with my computer.

I have two hard drives. One 750gb and one 300gb.

the 300gb one used to be my os system, window xp home edition. After a system crash and no backup (Stupid I know!!) I tried to repair xp. When I tried to repair it my system now only recognised the hard disks as one being 130gb (750gb) and the other 33gb (300gb) this is via the operating system. Via bios the 750gb is recognised as being 750gb but the 300gb one recognised as only 33.33 gb???

Really never come across this. Tried formatting and everything but no joy.

Any suggestions anyone??


Answer:Incorrect hard drive size

Have you got all windows updates and SP3?


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I recently did a clean install of Windows 7. I had run into an issue where certain UI elements would ignore DPI changes. Eventually, text looked like this:

Not exactly ideal. I couldn't find a solution, so I was forced to do reinstall. Instead of using my pre-SP1 disc, I created a slipstream DVD. Despite RT Se7en Lite giving me an error at the end of the burning process, Windows installed fine... for the most part. See, the default window size is too wide. Whereas windows typically default at something closer to 4:3, mine are closer to 16:9. It's a minor issue, sure, but I'm worried it's a symptom of a bigger problem.

Thinking something got goofed up during the install, I found and applied a registry edit that resets window properties. After relogging, the issue still persisted. Does SP1 use wider windows by default or is there something else going on?

Answer:Default window size is incorrect

Try looking at this:
DPI Display Size Settings - Change

Or you could try updating your Graphic Drivers.

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First of all i want to take this opportunity to thank all of you guys helping out on this site, thanks to you i just finished building my first pc a few hours ago and it is awsome...only one little snag though, i have a samsung hard drive IDE that is 160gigs, and even after downloading sp2, windows still recognizes it as 127, that is with all my software installed, and i remember hearing some one say you have to install the service park for windows to correctly acknowledge the size of the hard drive.....any advice

Answer:Incorrect Size Of Hard Drive

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I have 2 partitions (System D20GB and (Files C60GB. Today I've formatted D: partition due to very slow work of my PC. After successful installation of Windows XP, I saw that Windows shows that C: partition has only 10GB, in addition, entire partition is free :-D, but my all files are still on that partition and all is OK except for wrong size.

My OS: Windows XP SP 2
My HDD: Western Digital 80GB

P.S. I've tried to defragment and scan for errors but...nothing

May it's caused by another version of Windows (SP1) which was before formatting?


Answer:Incorrect size of partition in Windows

Windows XP SP1 has partition size issues with drives larger than 127gb, but your drive is smaller than that. One thing I'm confused about: you said your system partition is D: and your files partition is C:. Are you sure you didn't get this backward? Having D: as a system partition can be problematic because everything (including Windows itself) is designed to think that C: is the default system parition. In my humble opinion, you should start from scratch... de-partition the entire drive and create your partitions again and this time make sure Windows goes on C:. If there's stuff you don't want to lose, you'll need to back it up somehow.... with the cost of hard drives being so low, this would be a good time to buy a bigger drive; you could use the entire 80gb for your system drive, then buy an external 160gb (under $100 at any PC store) or an internal 160gb (under $70 at any store, under $50 on line and use it for your files....

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Am I blind or confused? I was trying to find a bios update for a Satellite Pro A60 on the site
but the A60 is not listed as one of the A series notebooks (100,120, 200 210,300 but no 60!!). My notebook is still running with the original bios and looking at various articles on the net, there is a bios update out there somewhere.... but where

Any clues ??

Answer:Bios Upgrade - Satellite Pro A60

Ok I was confused..... I had to look in the archive section. Instead of deleting, thought I might leave this up as help to others!!!


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Hi there,

trying to do my first laptop BIOS upgrade on my M10 running bios 1.40. dated 2003.
I have downloaded version 1.50 windows based update and when extract the zip file and it starts to run I get "Toshiba common modules is not installed".

So back to the driver downloads and download Common Modules cmod-en20071113104042 and install. Ran the BIOS update again and I get the same Common Modules not installed.
Can anybody shed any light on my problems?

The machine is running a clean install of XP professional Service pack 3 and has BIOS version 1.40 and 512MB RAM.
I want to upgrade the RAM and have read on Toshiba that with bios update the M10 supports 2GB of RAM.
At the minute when I go to and scan the system I am told max support is 1 gig.

Any Answers or help would be gratefully received.

Answer:Satellite M10 and BIOS Upgrade


At first I must say that BIOS update will not change anything with RAM support. It depends on hardware platform and not on BIOS update. So it will not help at all. Your notebook can handle with 2 GB RAM max. End of the story.

Satellite Pro M10 is pretty old notebook model and I am 100% sure BIOS update, as a file, is OK but at this time there was no SP3 and I can imagine there is the problem.
So if you are satisfied how your notebook works leave it and enjoy this oldie. Do not need BIOS update at all.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite P30 with Windows XP service pack 2 and Bios v.1.20.
I downloaded the BIOS version 1.40 from your site available for my notebook (file zip bios-sp30-140win).
But during the installation, they ask me to insert a floppy disk, but I haven't got a floppy drive, I only have got a dvd player.
What can I do?
Thank you.

Answer:BIOS Upgrade on Satellite P30


You need a compatible external USB floppy drive to update the BIOS.
The Toshiba document descripts how to update the BIOS on different Toshiba notebooks. IOS&FID=TRO0000000b07

It?s very important that you will follow the instruction because a wrong BIOS procedure can damage the board!


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Help, how do I upgrade the BIOS of my satellite M30?

The procedure outlined by toshiba, indicates to copy the update on floppy 1,44", but the PC does not support this drive ..!

How do?


Answer:Satellite M30 - BIOS Upgrade

As far as I know every Toshiba notebook supports external USB FDD. Do you have one?

Anyway, I have checked Toshiba BIOS download page and there is just one BIOS update available. It is version 1.70 and it is WIN version. WIN version means it can be started under running operating system and you do not need FDD.

Which BIOS version you have now?

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Hello to all..

Just got this dynabook TX or Satellite A80 and reformatted it to English from Japanese text, my new OS is XP.

How to update the BIOS?
What is the use of updating it?
Do I need to update all of its utilities?

Thanks in advance for your reply...

Answer:How to upgrade BIOS on Satellite A80?


First of all you have to check if the Toshiba drivers published on the European drive page support the A80 series which you have.
The drivers on the page are designed for PSA80E series.

If you have changed the OS to English version I need specific XP drivers;

> How to update the BIOS?
You should first check if the BIOS is compatible, then you can perform the BIOS update OS. You have to execute the BIOS file in Windows OS.

> What is the use of updating it?
This Bios Update adds increased functionality to your system.

> Do I need to update all of its utilities?
If you need all, you have to install all.


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Hi anyone,

just inherited a P30-145 notebook,cannot upgrade the bios.When I run the file, I get the message" bios upgrade rom wrong size!"and then the installer shuts off. How do I upgrade? I'm doing everything right according to the website.

Just one thing, the original restore disk was not available, so I installed a standard XP and upgraded drivers as necessary from the Toshiba site.

Answer:Cannot upgrade BIOS on Satellite P30-145


Try the BIOS 1.40 from the Toshiba US driver page:

The BIOS is for Satellite P30 PSP30U. It the same series like the European notebook series PSP30E.

Download the exe file and save it on desktop. Then create an folder and unzip the sp35v14.exe file to this new created folder.
Now go to this folder and inside this folder you will find some files.
Read the readme.txt file to get full instruction how to update the BIOS.

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When you go to the following link: and scroll about 3/4 of the way down the webpage, it says that there is a v1.41 version of the BIOS (as shown below), and it also says that v1.41 is the current version of the BIOS, however there is no link to download v1.41 of the BIOS or the accompanying readme.txt file like there is say for v1.40 of the BIOS - see below: Package | UEFI BIOS              | ECP                             |    Release1.41        | 1.41 (8BET61WW) | 1.36 (8AHT42WW)    | Current Release 1.40        | 1.40 (8BET60WW) | 1.36 (8AHT42WW)    | 8buj19us.exe                                                  | 8buj19us.txt Also at the very top of the same webpage, it says that v1.42 is the current version of the BIOS NOT v1.41.  If you look at the Readme.txt file, it indicates that there was indeed a v1.41 of the BIOS released, however version 1.41 of the BIOS is ... Read more

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Hello! So Lately I've been having a problem with almost all my removable drives, doesn't matter size, make or type really. Most are showing as less than their actual capacity. - I have tried the sd formatter tool and this guy's youtube video: click here with no luck.
I don't see how this is happening to multiple drives though! Did I change a setting? I do use mostly linux and some windows.
Any help would be awesome!

Answer:My sd/flash drives defaulting to incorrect size

How much less are they showing? It is normal for them to show slightly less than their capacity. The method in that YouTube video is, as far as I know, a foolproof method of restoring the drive to it's full capacity, so unless you have done something to your drives that may be as big as they will get.

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Thanks to the support from this site I have just successfully cloned my friends 4 gb to a 20gb the system is on ME, I have scandisc & defragged ok, the drive is seen in the bios as 20gb but is reported in windows as the old 4gb drive is this possible to tackle or do we live with it, everything functions fine otherwise.

Answer:incorrect Hard drive size reported ?

The rest of the drive is unallocated free space, use a Win98se Floppy boot disc click here after downloading put floppy in drive and double click the file this creates the boot disc. Start comp with disc and let it go to A:\> then type Fdisk follow through and create a Logical Partition of the free space

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Just finishing off upgrading pc. All seems OK so far. New E6550 Dual core, 2 x 1Gb DDR 800 dual channel, 2 x SATA HDD, Vista. All installed and seems to be running OK, but when I boot, the post screen shows only 256Mb RAM but correct amount is showing in BIOS and not noticed any functional issues yet.How do I check if everything is as it should be? I've never done dual channel before, does it sort itself out, or is there something I should set?

Answer:Post screen showing incorrect RAM size

Are you sure that the POST screen is not reporting the Video RAM rather than the system memory.

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Just installed a second SATA HD in my Dell XPS 410. Both drives are WD 250GB. Using the Intel Matrix Storage Console I can see I have the correct 465.6GB. In the System Setup I have RAID enabled. I migrated to the RAID 0 and it took 3 hours. I can tell the system IS faster.

So, here is the problem. When I go into My Computer I see my HD, right click and choose properties and it says I have a total of 228GB and not 465GB. Also, in Disk Management I see Disk 0 and it shows my NTFS partition (old SATA Drive) and an adjoining new Unallocated 236GB Partition.

Can someone tell me if all this is normal or if something doesn't sound right.


Answer:RAID 0 & Incorrect drive size problem

Here is an article on Administering Volume Sets and RAID Arrays this might help you in your query

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Hi all,I'm trying to install windows on a new 1TB hard drive right now. However, when I get to the screen that asks which partition I want to install it on, it says that the drive only has 130 GB or so on it, not the 1000GB it should have. Just to see what it would do, I made a 50 GB partition and installed windows there. Everything was fine except that my computer only had one 50 GB C drive partition. Shouldn't the other 80 GB partition exist as a separate drive, like a D drive or something? Or if I want two partitions in windows, do I have to make them After windows is installed?Maybe I'm just stupid seeing as I don't have much experience here. I'm going to try making a 500 GB partition just to see if will let me.This is the hard drive I have: I doing something wrong here? Should I flash my BIOS?

Answer:incorrect harddrive size in windows install

Which Windows XP version are you installing? Windows XP original release (2001) with no service packs had this limitation. You might want to install XP from a Windows XP SP2 or SP3 CD. Also check if large hard disks are supported by your BIOS (look up in your motherboard manual).

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Hello !

Got an issue with my laptop over here. It's an Asus ROG...and no, i seriously doubt that asus forums would help me, been there in the past.
It came with a 120 GB NVME SSD alongside a 1TB HDD.
As time passed, space kept clogging up on C from .NET, Visual Studio, SQL Server and the usual apps ( i keep NO games on C: and all of the programming apps and technologies aforementioned require me using the C: drive), so...
tonight i decided i need some space
I was at 20+ GB free...
Then i noticed in


i had quite some space (close to 26 GB) used with nv*.inf* folders (basically full drivers from previous nvidia installs)
Since a clean install on nvidia drivers didn't actually clean those 26 GB, i turned to trusty PowerShell and a bit later i shrinked it down to less than 3 GB total ( just moved old version drivers folders to the 1TB drive).

Now i'm left dumbstruck as the total FREE space, expected to be around 45 actually a bit under 27 GB.
Can someone explain this ?
I sure can't. Or is it in windows world that basic math doesn't work ?
I did check after i moved them the folder's size.
The 1 TB drive does infact show it's "gained" those 20+ GB..but C: sure as .... didn't lose 20.

TL;DR version:
Start with 120 GB SSD with over 20 GB free (23 iirc).
Move over 22 GB from C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository to the 1 TB drive (old nvidia installers drivers folders)
Expec... Read more

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I am trying to burn an .iso with nero but it warns me "the entered block size does not correspond to the image length.Do you want to correct the value or ignore the problem".
I chose ignore the problem, and it burned fine it seems. Is this a good burn, or will there be problems with it? If I choose to correct the problem, it brings up a screen and I don't know what to do. Advice appreciated.. Thanks!

Answer:iso burning probs-incorrect block size

Hm. Sounds to me like your .iso is damaged. Can you do a checksum and compare it from where you got it originally?

It may also be the case that it's not a standard ISO9660 file. It could be a .bin file, or some kind of raw data. That's pretty unusual, however.

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Using Windows XP Pro. When I right-click on the c drive and look at the pie chart information, it shows that I have 114gb of used disk space and 30gb available. This is totally not right. Here is what is weird. When I double-click the c drive and select all of the folders to see how much space they take up it tells me that the total is 30 gb not 114gb. It's like the nubmers are backwards on the pie chart info. I do have hidden files shown as well so it is not that I don't think. Any ideas?

Answer:disk space shows incorrect size

There's always some variation among measures of disk space, and the space used is always more than the total size of the files due to incompletely filled clusters.

But not THAT much variation.

Try yet another measure:

Disk Pie or TreeSize

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I have a 20gb hard drive on win98seIn the properties pie chart states only showing2gb size not 20gb,system is converted to FAT32already.any ideas how to show correct hard drive size?many thanks

Answer:Hard drive size incorrect in win98se

Genesis750, is the drive showing the correct size in BIOS, is your version of BIOS able to detect a 20G HDD?

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Since a day ago, without me doing anything(!), some parts of apps are shown in a different font size and some windows are shown bigger that it was before when they were normal, and I don't know how to fix it. Have a look at the images attached. When I used snipping tool to take screenshots I noticed that there a large white space surrounding the capture, as much as I can remember it was not there when I took screenshots before. What's wrong with Windows?

Answer:Incorrect font size in some windows apps

It depends on the person who created those metro apps. As for software, same thing.

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Dear All, I have purchased Lenovo Z570 (Model # 59 307662) last week and it has built-in 4GB RAM. Windows XP OS has been placed to the Laptop and when I checked the RAM details (By Right-clicking the My Computer --> System Properties --> General), it has shown only 2.91 GB. When I contacted the lenovo sales person in this regard, she said since Windows XP OS 32 bit was installed, it caused this error. Kindly let me know, whether the above issue is being caused due to the OS installed and what needs to done next? NOTE: The software tools which I am installing to the laptop require WIndows XP OS. Thanks in advance,Ganesh KUmar 


Go to Solution.

Answer:Displaying incorrect RAM size in Lenovo Laptop

Yes, it's true, windows XP 32-bit usually can't see more than 3 GB of ram. Moreover, AFAIK, any 32-bit OS has this problem. This problem exists because 2^32 bytes = 4GB is the maximum amount of ram which can be addressed by 32-bit OS. I'm not sure, but I think that 64-bit version of Windows XP exists and you can try it.

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Just today I bought a 320 gig Western Digital Hard Drive Disk.

I tried installing XP Professional on it and it said that the disk had only approximately 130 gig of unpartitioned space to install Xp on.

I was just wondering why it says that there is only 130 gig's avaliable instead of the 320 that it is supposed to be?

Thanks for any replies.

Answer:Incorrect Disk Drive Size Displayed

Your motherboard's BIOS needs to be updated to support 48bit LBA (i.e. hard disks above 128GB) and you also need SP1 for Windows XP.

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I have started using windows recently and a flood of problems has arisen. Most I have conquered but this one I just can't figure out.

When I open a window, then maximize it, then close it, and then reopen it, the maximize position is incorrect. The window does not go all the way to the top, and is not "tacked" to the edges of my screen, as maximized windows should be.


Normal maximized window (Manually maximized)
After closing the window, I reopen it. The saved maximized position is off, it's too small.
The supposedly maximized window can even be moved around!

I have googled and search and I have not found an answer.
Hopefully someone here knows!

Thanks you


Answer:Maximized window position/size is incorrect

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Sorry this will be a long tale.
I have just installed a Liteon CD burner and now have probs with HD. I have 2 HD's, No1 is 3.2 gig. No2 is 8.4 gig. No1 WAS partitioned as 'C' & 'E' No2 is 'D'.
I installed Nero & other s/ware that came with the burner & then started getting warnings of system files missing. I keep an image of 'C' so I restored that to disk No1. When I checked on the system I'm NOW showing 'C' as 501 Meg and NO 'E' drive. When I go into bios it shows correctly as 3.2 gig but when I R/click on the drive icon & select properties it shows as 501 meg only.
When I run Drive Image it shows 'C' as 501 Meg with a partition of 1 Meg and an asterisk where the drive letter usually is.
Any help of a not TOO technical would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks Doug

Win 98SE
3.2 gig Prim master
8.4 gig Prim slave
CD Burner Sec master
CD rom Sec slave

Answer:Hard drive shows incorrect size

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I have a Satellite L30 11D bought Sept 07.

I'm interested in trying to boot from USB, at present my bios doesn't allow it.
So I'm looking to update my bios. There is an updated bios for me to download ( 3.10WIN ).

I have 3 questions:

1) Does 3.10WIN allow booting from USB?

2) Is 3.10WIN tied to using MS Vista? (Looking at this article it appears that the new phoenix / toshiba bios only allows vistas...?)

3) How would I install?

(with ubuntu 7.10 working fine...apart from the sound)

Answer:Satellite L30-11D: Bios upgrade to boot from USB

Regarding the question;

1) No, it?s not possible to boot from USB HDD or USM memory stick

2) Every BIOS for every Toshiba notebook series is different! Please don?t mix any BIOS for other notebook or desktop PCs. Satellite L30-10D belongs to the PSL33E series and the BIOS 3.10 is OS independent. If your notebook was delivered with XP then the BIOS supports XP fully. Of course you can try to install the Vista but it?s possible that some notebook features like FN keys will not functions?

3) The BIOS must be performed always from the Windows OS. As you can see on the Toshiba driver page the BIOS version is called 3.10Win-version


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I have problem with my notebook Toshiba L850-130. When I try to upgrade BIOS (v.1.6 to 6.1) there is pop-up with Error

"Flash process will be terminated!
Current platform have secure boot feature, it must provide NV storage location by IHSI interface.
Please contact OEM BIOS enginner to add the feature..."

What should I do?
I do not want to corrupt my laptop.

Please, help..

Answer:BIOS upgrade on Satellite L850-130

The BIOS 6.1 was released for Win 8.
Windows 8 requires and supports the ?secure boot?.
Usually this option is available in the BIOS settings.

I think you have to access the BIOS settings and have to disable the ?secure boot? before trying to update the BIOS.

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The BIOS upgrade notice came up in the Toshiba Service Station program and I downloaded the new BIOS update and pressed the "install" button. The program extracted and ran but then stopped saying:

Installing UEFI WinFlash 0.02 in the title bar

+"The program will be closed!+
+There is an error occurred,please check below items.+
+BIOS version above 190.+
+Battery capacity more than 10%.+
+AC is attached."+

Obviously, the battery is fully charged and I'm running on AC. If I start up the machine and go to the F2 BIOS screen, it reports as v1.80.

In the Toshiba HWSetup program it reports the BIOS version as something that looks like garbage:

V234567890. 00/00/00000000000

It also reports something called EC Version as "1.80"

Anyone else have problems installing the new BIOS v1.90 (released 25/01/2011)?

Answer:Satellite A660-18N will not upgrade BIOS to v1.90

And you use original preinstalled operating system you got with your notebook?

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Hi, did anybody try to upgrade Z830 BIOS.
After I re-booted I get a message to insert an original Windows disk, but Z830 does not have optical drive and furthermore I do not have Windows disk, since it came pre-installed?

I went back to the store and they plugged USB optical drive with an OEM Windows version and I got into my ultrabook, but a day later I got the same message to insert an original Windows disk after a re-boot without me even trying to upgrade BIOS, so it seems that BIOS upgrade did not work the first time!

Why would BIOS upgrade ask for an original Windows disk? Any thoughts? Thaks!

Answer:Satellite Z830 BIOS upgrade


Please try this:
Power up the unit and press F2.
This should allow you to access the BIOS.
In BIOS press F9 this will set the BIOS default settings. Press F10 to save the changes.
Now boot up the unit.

If you will not be able to boot up the Windows. Try this:
Power up the notebook and press F8.
Now you should see an Advanced boot menu.
Here choose Repair my Computer -> HDD recovery.

HDD recovery will start the recovery procedure without the usage of any disks.
This will help you to set the notebook back to factory settings.

Hope this can help you.

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I have a Satellite laptop 1900-303.
I have downloaded Bios upgrade bios-20071126165418 but when i run the Check.exe it informs me it is the wrong upgrade.
But the text files in the upgrade include 1900-303.

Is there a different Satellite model to the Satellite 1900-303 called simply 1900-303 or is this the correct Bios, please help.

Answer:Bios upgrade for Satellite 1900-303


I have checked the Toshiba European driver page and I found two different versions.
There is a BIOS 1.80 and BIOS 2.10. Both BIOS version are traditional BIOS.
This mean that the BIOS should be update using the traditional procedure? using a floppy disk?

But why do you want to update the BIOS?
Is something wrong with your notebook?

You should know that a BIOS update is always risky and should be done only as the last solution option?

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Hey guys, My Satellite A10 keeps rebooting everytime i shut it down. I spoke to my friend and he said its a BIOS Problem, and i should upgrade it. So I downloaded the latest version from Toshiba and run it. It told me to insert a Floppy Disk. This would be no probelm however my A10 dont have a floppy disk drive so how am i ment to upgrade the BIOS on my computer without a floppy drive?

Answer:Satellite A10 BIOS Upgrade Needed!


For your notebook model there is just traditional BIOS update possible and you need a USB FDD to do this. In my opinion you can check on ebay or somewhere is there some cheap FDD or you can contact service partner.

You need about 10 minutes for BIOS update and you can do it alone. It is very easy. Like I said, check if you can find a used FDD. It can not be expensive.

Also you can borrow one at your dealer or company!

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Referring to following link for U840 BIOS update, after I follow BIOS instruction, my BIOS version still 1.6 instead of 6.2.
I would like to know on anyone who have successfully upgraded BIOS into 6.2 for Toshiba U840.

Does anyone have any suggestions on what wrong it is?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions

For CD-ROM BIOS updates in Windows 7 models: (1) Boot from the BIOS CD-ROM. (2) Type BIOS at the C:\ prompt then press Enter.
For all updates: The BIOS update will force the computer to shut down or restart. Please make sure to save all work in progress before starting BIOS updates.
Power on the computer if it is off.
While the "TOSHIBA" logo is displayed, press the F2 function key to start BIOS Setup.
Check the version of BIOS and press the F9 function key then Enter to load setup defaults.
Press the F10 function key then Enter to save settings and exit. The computer will automatically reboot.

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OK, so I found my old SP4280 buried in the loft, and found everything works (except the hard drive, but I've ordered an identical replacement).
I want to install ubuntu on it as I have no windows OS avaliable, but it needs more RAM and a BIOS update.

Will it only take old, now N/A toshiba ram of will it take other brands of RAM with the correct spec? (low density, 100mhz, CL2) And I can't find the BIOS update anywhere on Toshiba's site. Could someone please direct me to it or upload it for me? Thanks.

Quick answers appreciated!


Answer:Re: RAM and BIOS upgrade on Satellite Pro 4280

The info you can get from Toshiba about RAM is that your notebook can handle with max 320 MB RAM.
Compatible RAM is PA3005U-1M12 > 128MB.
This RAM is tested.

Of course you can use other brands. Just be sure you use high quality product and also the same RAM specification.

For BIOS update visit
For Satellite Pro 4280 you can find there BIOS 2.70-TRAD

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When I want to upgrade my bios 2.70 win, there is an error and the program says that it couldn't find bios.wph file. So I cannot upgrade my BIOS.

Thank you for your help.
Vehbi Tirnakli M.D.

Answer:Cannot upgrade BIOS for my Satellite A300

What exact error message appears?
And most important, have you unpacked the BIOS files, after downloading? If not, do that and try it again.

BIOS update version depends on what operating system you are using. I guess you have WinXP installed if you use version 2.70. For Windows Vista you should use version 1.30.

Please check the right BIOS versions.

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Hi All,

I downloaded the latest updated version of 32 bit bios from Toshiba site but not able to upgrade it

Error - ROM is not enough.

Also is it required to upgrade Bios after installing XP 32 bit


Any ideas.


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Answer:Not able to upgrade BIOS on my Satellite notebook

Sorry but can you tell me why do you need BIOS update?
Do you have some problems with your notebook?

I don't know which notebook model do you have but if not necessary don't change well running system.

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Looking for any updated info on blind flashing the above model with a MS-DOS/Win98 boot disc and the 1.8 raw BIOS file extracted from the 1.8 EXE.
I've been following the guide but none of the key combinations I've tried seem to work (F, Fn + F, R, B, Fn + B).

I've confirmed my Windows 8.1 laptop boots to the USB key I created and I have the BIOS file named BIOS.FD

If anyone has had any success with this in the last 2 years, your info would be appreciated.

Answer:Satellite L300D - 1.3 to 1.8 BIOS upgrade

As far as I know BIOS update offered by Toshiba is WIN version only. With other words BIOS can be updated under running preinstalled Windows operating system.

It is not known to me that you can download files for traditional BIOS update. such update was used long time ago, I think before Vista OS was offered on the market.

More about BIOS update on Toshiba notebooks you can read here -

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Hi everyone,

I have few Toshiba A500-13C laptop's in my company.
Snice Microsoft started to offer Windows 8 our software developer made some important updates, which works good on W8.

I want to update my computers and I saw how that system works with new laptops that has non-BIOS systems (UEFI).
I've read about that and Phoenix(developer of my BIOS) says that my notebook's are easy to update to be UEFI "ready". Is there any chance that Toshiba will update this?

Where should I write?
Does somebody help me?

P.S. Sorry for my english.

Pawel Mazur

Answer:Satellite A500-13C - Win 8 BIOS Upgrade


First of all this is user to user forum so nobody can answer a questions like: +?Is there any chance that Toshiba will update this??+

But as far as I know Toshiba has released an Win 8 info containing an matrix of all old notebook series supporting Win 8:

Your A500 is +NOT+ a part of the list, so in my opinion there will not be an Win 8 driver nor BIOS support.

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