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Satellite 5100-503: HDD upgrade issue

Question: Satellite 5100-503: HDD upgrade issue


I want to upguard the HD bat the new toshiba HD doesn't run in my notebook. bat in an other PC it will work fine. if i turn the original HD in a PC it doesen't work but it work in the notebook can enyone helb me?

I think the original HD have a other format

thank you for your help

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Answer: Satellite 5100-503: HDD upgrade issue


How big is the new HDD?
As far as I know this unit was delivered with a 40GB HDD.
If the new HDD is bigger so maybe the BIOS have some problems to recognize the HDD correctly.

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I have some very very big problems

lock at this video and say me what i can do. i don?t know what is happen.

if i need an new graphic card where i can get it and how expensiv is that .....

please help me i need my notebook

Answer:Display issue on Satellite 5100-503

Please help me i need this notebook

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Is it possible to upgrade the processor in my satellite 5110,its a p4 1.8m and i would like to put somthing faster in.If so does anyone know the maximum speed it might take,and which type/model of pentium it will need.I guess intel only made a couple of mobile m processors back then??
Mine is a '5110' from australia.

Answer:Satellite 5110/5100 series - Can I upgrade the CPU?


Generally the CPU upgrade is not possible because of different connection to the mainboard. I really don?t know the details of your unit but if you have time you can call service in your country and pick up some info.

By the way: in the case that something like that is possible are you able to do this alone?

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Really enjoy my laptop for gaming and it seems to cope with most games, however graphics technology moves on.
I would like to update the nvidia graphics card on my satellite 5100-603. Can anyone recommend a suitable card to upgrade with (for laptop).

[Edited by: admin on 11-Feb-06 20:37]

Answer:Nvidia 440go graphics card upgrade on Satellite 5100-603

Hi Alison

Many users in this forum ask for the graphic card upgrades possibilities. I have to say you that the upgrade is not possible. The graphic card on the notebook is different as on the desktop pc. This is a little chip which is fixed on the mainboard.
Unfortunately it?s not possible.

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The user guide doesn't spell out the differences between the S5100-201 and S5100-603 models.
I can work out they are different speeds, memory and hard disk size but what about the internal bits?

I have a broken -603 model with a power control fault. Does anyone know if the systemboard from a -201 model will fit into the -603 unit?


Answer:Differences between Satellite 5100-201 & 5100-603


I am not technician but I have found info that those units have different graphic card and both can not handle with max RAM.

Satellite 5100-201:
- nVidia GeForce4 440Go 32 MB
- can handle with max 512 MB RAM

Satellite 5100-603:
- nVidia GeForce4 440Go 64 MB
- can handle with max 1024 MB RAM

I am not 100% sure but if you exchange the whole Mb with all hardware components I believe that other peripheral devices should work well but I don?t know how it will work with BIOS. Maybe the DMI must be rewritten.

On this forum there are few guys with very good knowledge and I hope some of them will post here and say more about that.

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I had to reinstall my notebook with the original recovery CD
on Windows XP Home. I've run the latest updates.

Since I've used several USB devices, the system tells me that
I have to connect that device to a USB 2.0 port to get fastest

I'm pretty sure I've never had these messages before.

Doesn't my 5100-603 support Enhanced USB?


Which drivers do I have to download and where?

Thanks for your help in advance.


Answer:USB 2.0 on Satellite 5100-603?

Hey Oliver

Such messages are nothing unusual if you connect the high-speed USB 2.0 devices to a notebook with USB 1.1 ports.
Yes, as far as I know the Satellite 5100-603 supports only the USB 1.1 ports and not the USB 2.0
This is a notebook hardware limitation and it cannot be upgraded with any drivers.

I assume you didn?t get any messages in the past because the updates and Microsoft QFE was not installed.
Anyway, nothing wrong with you unit.

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My satellite 5100-201 has a HDD of 30G 4200rpm

- will I see a big performance increase while replacing the HDD by a Hitachi 60 Go 2"1/2 7200 RPM/8Mo ?

- is it possible to change myself the hdd and how ?

thanks for support

Answer:5100-201 - HDD upgrade

if you mean 8mb then the answere is yes.
You can remove the hdd and install a new one.
But I must see the Notebook to know where the hdd is installed. (in generall you finde an 6 - 9 cm long pice on the side of youre book. On the ground there should be a few screws. Remove the srews and than(!) remove the pannel.)

I hope that you can understand my English.

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I have a satellite 5100-201 and yesterday evening Ad-Watch kept displaying "Registry modification detected" with the choice of ALLOW or BLOCK, I chose block then after I rebooted all my icons changed to .LNK Can anyone help fix this? I am trying to run a registry programme from a CD to see if that would fix it. I can't run internet or open a CD.
I believe that changing the bios boot sequence the the CD drive would run the registry programme - how can I acces the bios I have tried esc F2 F10 but no luck. Anyway, any fresh thoughts on this would be appreciated.

Answer:.LNK Problem on my Satellite 5100

Hi John,

This seems to be a particular problem with Ad-Watch and I have found a possible fix on the following web-site :-

Select 'File Associations' from the options under 'Win XP Fixes' and then download the '.exe' zip file. Note the use of task manager to start the RegEdit program.


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My satellite had some coke for the first time, didn't like it. Got it cleaned but still warms up and shuts down. If anyone has a faulty 5100-503 with presumably ok motherboard, I'd like to bid for that.


Answer:Need motherboard for Satellite 5100-503


The new motherboard is very expensive. Motherboard and display are the most expansive notebook parts!!!
I think it make no sense to buy a new board for this oldie!
If you want you can order it from the Toshiba authorizes service provider?

But I would recommend buying a second hand Satellite 5100 or board from the Ebay.

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Hi all..

I Have the Toshiba Satellite 5100 and i have a small problem which is with the sub LCD that i have on my laptop..the problem is that the sub LCD should display "welcome" when i start my laptop and "good bye" when i turn it of and it should display either the date or any thing else that i choose to write during using the computer ..but the problem is when i start my laptop ..the LCD keeps displaying "welcome"...
i know that is is a silly question ..but i really like my laptop alot and i want it to stay i get annoyed by small silly stuff like the problem i wrote ..
so if anyone can please help me ..i would be very greatfull thaaaaaaaaaanx

Answer:Question about Satellite 5100

Hello Meisoon

As far as I know under ?Toshiba controls properties? you can set what the SubLCD should show. It can be set to clock or own string. It is not known to me that you can use two different strings and that they can be displayed separately depending on switching on or off.

If you find out how it works please write again.


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Maximum capacity of a CD in the combo DVD reader/CD of the Satellite 5100-503 seems to be 703Mb. Is there any solution to burn 800 Mb/90 minutes CDs ?


Answer:satellite 5100-503: burning a 800 Mb CD-Rom


do you want to burn a real 800MB CD-ROM or do you want to overwrite it?

Did you checked if a new firmware is available?

Which OS and burning programm do you use?

Bye Sam

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How do I enter the bios on a 5100-501

Answer:satellite 5100-501 bios

Hi jm,

the BIOS of the Satellite 5100-503 could only be changed with the Toshiba HWSetup in the Control panel!

When you press the power button to start the notebook you could only press ESC, when the red Toshiba logo is shown, to set the BIOS to default!

Bye Sammy23

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Instruction for Satellite 5100-503 says that max. RAM capacity this notebook can works is 512 MB. This is strange for me. Why I can't upgrade memory in my notebook, this is efficency but 512 MB is too less for me. I use Windows XP Prof. with many programs, that's why I need more memory. Additional distributor of Toshiba notebooks in my country clamis that this model can works with 1GB RAM. I do not really know who has right. Help me, please.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite 5100-603

Hi emifer,

This Machine can run up to 1024 Mb Ram (PC2100DDR-RAM) !
The Order Code for Toshiba 512 Mb Ram is PA3164U.


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I have a Satellite 5100-503 with a GeForce4 440 Go and I recently installed Windows XP Professional with SP2 as fresh install. I tried to play a game that I had installed and played on the other operating system (XP SP1).

When I tried to run it, it sent me a ?Could not run OpenGL? message. Then I browsed your website for drivers. The only problem was that when I checked your driver archives my model was nowhere to be found.

I checked various other unofficial websites for drivers but again without success. After that I tried models that where close to my model, but they didn?t help me, then I tried various force wares with modded .inf, no success either.

All I?m here to ask you is to please send me the drivers or upload them to the internet for download. The last time (a couple of years ago) when I had installed the OS, I downloaded the drivers from your website and it worked perfectly.
I hope you can answer to my problem as soon as possible.

Also I would like to have all the drivers needed for my laptop, for Windows XP SP2.

Thanks in advance

Answer:Need WXP drivers for Satellite 5100-503

All WXP drivers you can find on Toshiba download page but under option ?Product type? choose ARCHIVE.
Install all stuff and when you are finished check for Windows updates. SP2 will be installed and it should run well.

This notebook is pretty old and tested with SP2. Some strange problems are not known to me. For me it is one of the best Toshiba notebooks.

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I've recently had installed satellite broadband via the Ipstar terminal. This terminal would serve well as an air raid warning siren, the noise the fan makes. There are sites selling quiet computer fans however, before I go further, has anyone done this. Put a cooling fan making less racket in the same terminal I mean.

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I have a satellite 5100 which when I try to boot it hangs on the red toshiba screen and the small blue window at the front shows HDDPassword= I have never set a password for this. I have tried disconnecting all power sources but still no further forward any suggestions?

Answer:Satellite 5100 HDD Password


if there's really a HDD password set, it's very bad, because there's no way to remove it.

But maybe it's just some kind of failure. Try to reinstall the system or get access to the HDD from another computer.


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Hi all, I'm Bogdan. Please help. I own an Aspire 5100 which I want to upgrade. CPU, Memory, perhaps HDD. For the moment the laptop has: Processor    Name            AMD Turion 4 Mobile MK-36    Codename        Richmond    Specification        AMD Turion(tm) 64 Mobile Technology MK-36    Package         Socket S1 (638)    product            Aspire 5100    BIOS version            V2.50    serial            LXABH0C014647135191601 It's unclear for me what CPU can I use for upgrade. Please advice. 

Answer:Aspire 5100 CPU upgrade

Hello.Sorry for the delay in response.I've actually fixed and sold about 5 of these laptops.The most cost effect processor I've found was the TL-60 which you can buy off of ebay for about 5 dollars..The Aspire 5100 and 5515 are good laptops; however, a common thing I see amoung these laptops is that dust collects on the fans and need to be cleaned out ever year. The cleaning can be done with compressed air.Which means that if the laptop turns off after about a minute of use or simply doesn't turn on completely dust on the fan and heatsink grill might be the reason why.Reseating the heatsink might be required too. 

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Hello !

I have a Toshiba Satellite 5100-201 with 256+128 mb PC2100 Ram.
Now i want to remove the 128mb Ram and replace it with a 512 mb one.
But Toshiba support tells me that 2x256 mb are the maximum for this model.
So it is really impossible to use 512mb modules or is it only "not official recommented" ?

Hope u can help me out, the new memory is already paied and on its way to me..... :-(



Answer:5100-201 Memory upgrade ?


Well, as far as I know these modules you can use:

PC2100 128MB (PA3126U-1M12)
PC2100 256MB (PA3127U-1M25)

And how you said the unit supports max 512MB (2x256MB). This is information which I found. If you want you can try to put the 512 module. But I don?t think that you unit supports this.


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I have a Satellite 5100-503 and was really satisfied until yesterday.
There it stopped working.
What I did: Closed the notebook after work (everything ok) and leaved it alone for a while. When I opend the notebook again to continue working nothing happend.
Only the small frontdisplay showed me a spinning CD (no CD inserted) and the battery status display. After pressing the on-button the on-sign appeared but nothing happened again. Pressing the button again (for some seconds) made the on-sign dissapear. No display, no fan, no harddisk noise in any case (ono/off). Inserting an audio CD and pessing the play-button works! Soundsystem is working well.

Does anyone have an idea what the problem could be?
any questions? more infos necessary? please ask!

Please help

Answer:HELP! Satellite 5100-503 stopped working!!

Hello Guenther,

did you tried to remove the battery pack for about 5 to 10 minutes! It seems that the notebook can't start the hibernation file to boot windows. You can also try to push the start button for 5 seconds.

Cu Theo

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I am owner of a Toshiba Satellite 5100-201. The five keys 9-O-L-.-Del on the keyboard do not work. Is it a software problem or a defect of the keyboard controller or a contact problem on the board? Has someone experience with this problem? Can it be a BIOS-problem? I have Bios 1.90.
Can someone help me?

Best regards

Answer:Satellite 5100-201: Five Keys: "9-O-L-.-Del" do not work


in most cases the problem is that there is some dirt on the contacts of the keys.
You should remove them and clean it, and check the connector of the keyboard.
If this doesn't help the keyboard probably is faulty and needs to be replaced.


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Hy there . I have a Toshiba S5100-201 laptop with MODEL NO.:PS510E-01CZ5-G3.

The bios is missed, but try to boot from hard disk. I didn't fing bios at toshiba homepage. Please send me via email, or paste herer a link.

Thenks a very lot.

Answer:Missed BIOS on Satellite 5100-201


As far as I know BIOS can not be downloaded just BIOS update. In my opinion you need professional help and you should contact nearest service partner in your country.

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My Satellite 5100-503 shows garbled image during startup particularly when the computer is warm.
The sound also breaks.

It was diagnosed as a display card problem. The card has nVidia GeForce4 440 Go chip.
What is the equivalent card available in the market or any reliable source?

Answer:Satellite 5100-503 - I need a new graphic card

As far as I know the graphic card can not be exchanged. It?s soldered on the mainboard and so you need a new mainboard.
Are you sure that is a graphic card issue? Do you have the same issue on an external monitor? Check this!

Maybe the notebook gets to hot so try to clean it with compressed air spray. This could blow out the dust.

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I have a Satellite 5100-201 P4-M 1.6 Ghz with 30Gb IDE HDD and 1024Mb RAM. I use my "good old" Satellite only for Music (the greatest sound found on notebooks!) but now my HDD has become a bit weak.

So my question is if there's any limitation of HDD-Size for this notebook. I would like to buy a IDE 120GB or 160GB HDD with 5400rpm and 8MB Cache. If that would not be possible I can also take the 80GB HDD (some other threads say it works), but the bigger the better!

Thanks for your help!


Answer:Satellite 5100-201 - Limitation of HDD size

Hi buddy,

I think the maximum HDD capacity would be 120GB because the notebook has a 28bit LBA limitation. That means only HDDs up to 128GB can be used so 120GB would be the maximum. 5400rpm and 8MB cache are ok.

By the way: It?s nice to read that you are still so satisfied with old Satellite 5200 :)

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I had recently bought a new HDD due to problems to the previous one, so the hard disk have nothing in it. But when i thought everything was fixed, i have discovered a new problem.
Every time i turn the computer ON an try to access the boot priority to choose the CD-ROM drive (F12) so i can install the system, nothing happens.
I've already tried different combinations, C (to CD-ROM), DEL, F2, F1, ... nothing happens.
There is a weird thing however: if i turn OFF, and then ON again, with Esc key pressed, the LCD ask for password. I don't even remember if i ever set a password... I've tried many letters and words, and 'x' works; then a message appears: Press [F1] key for default setting, i press F1 and the system runs untill it reach the HDD:
Insert System Disk in the Drive
Press any key when ready...
pressing, only repeat the message

If i turn the computer ON without using Esc, and if use Esc when the TOSHIBA logo appears, don't ask for password, just for the message: Press [F1] key for default setting
and everything loops...

The new HDD its a HITACHI 160Gb and i know the problem its not from the disk

I've already did a search and i think its something about the BIOS, but i don't know for sure.
I'd really appreciate any help you could give.

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Answer:Satellite 5100-503 BIOS 'locked' maybe

I don't think the 5100 has a BIOS screen. All you can do is reset the defaults.

If its saying "Insert system disk", that means the operating system has not been installed or there is a problem with the boot sector.

I don't know what the max HDD size is for the 5100, but 160GB might be too large. It may be limited to the 128GB LBA48 limitation ( ).

Anyway, holding down 'C' during POST should get it to boot from the CD. Unless the CD Drive is faulty.

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My disk made some strange noises, maybe it have one foot in the grave...
Have latest bios 1.9. and original disk at 30GB.
Have an Hitachi 40GB I tried with, but notebook did not find it.
So I would like to know what disks and sizes that are supported for that model.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:What HDDs are supported for Satellite 5100-201


Very strange? did you use a compatible 40GB HDD?
In my knowledge the notebook should be able to recognize the 40GB HDD.
As far as I know the 30 GB HDD which was installed is a Toshiba MK3017GAP and the computer supports a 20, 30, 40 or 60 GB HDDs.

I think these HDD should be compatible:
Toshiba HDD2171B 40GB HDD
Toshiba HDD2183B 60GB

PS: The strange noise coming from the HDD could be the ?beginning of the end?
So make a data backup.

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Is it possible to run Vista Business on 5100-501? Any problems with drivers?


Answer:Satellite 5100-501 and Vista installation

I can not say for sure if this is possible or not but I know for sure that Satellite 5100 is not Vista supported notebook and Toshiba will not offer any Vista driver for this old notebook model.

If you will test it please report us about results.

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I have a Satellite 5100-503 notebook, now I bought a PCMCIA USB 2.0 card for an external 60Gb hdd. The problem is that:
a memory key work well with pcmcia card
hdd work slow but well with usb 1.1
hdd is not recognised by pcmcia card

Anyone could help me?

Answer:PCMCIA usb 2.0 problem on my Satellite 5100-503


in my opinion this problem is related to the PCMCIA card driver!

If the PCMCIA card is recognized by the OS and there is no problem in the Device Manager, everything should be ok!

You can write us the PCMCIA card vendor and model name, bt I don't know if somebody could help you!

It will be better to connect the support of the PCMCIA vendor!


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I was given an I-pod for Christmas but when I connect it up am told that I need a Hi-Speed USB port which this model doesn't feature. Message comes up saying that I need to get a Hi-Speed USB Host Controller - any advice on which would be the best one for the job gratefully received.


Answer:I need a Hi-Speed USB port on Satellite 5100-503

I am not sure if your Laptop supports USB version 2.0. Sometimes there are USB 1.0 AND USB 2.0 ports available on notebooks. Try to change to a different port and see if the "Hi speed USB..." message will show up again.

In case your Laptop is only fitted with USB 1.0 ports, then you can still use your I-pod on those USB ports. The only disadvantage is the slow speed for the File-transfer and the message that pops up telling you "This device can run faster...blablabla". If you can live with this, your problem is solved.

A better solution would be to buy a USB 2.0 adaptor for PCMCIA. These adaptors plug on the side of your notebook and provide you two or four additional USB 2.0 ports. You can find such an adaptor in every proper computershop or through ebay:

As I said, I am NOT sure if your Laptop has USB2.0 support. Cause if it does, then you might be missing some drivers.

Good luck

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Hey all,

I have a HUGE problem with my Satellite 5100-503.

Windows XP is logging on and then it logs off straight away.

I found a fix for this at: [url]{/url}

The problem is I can't boot from a cd because the BIOS is set to boot from the hard-drive first.

I get into the BIOS. I read on a few places on the net that on Satellite 5xxx machines you can only get into the bios through windows!! isn't working so I can't get into the bios. I can't even use the Windows Installation CD when I boot up, because again the HD is set to boot up first.

When I press ESC while turning on the laptop and then press F1 I get the option to load the BIOS defaults. I've done that but the HD is still set to boot up first!!

What can I do....I can't re-install windows or get into regedit to fix the log on/log off problem!!


Answer:Satellite 5100-503: Not possible to boot from CD drive

Hi Jamie,

Normally you can select a boot device selection menu when you power on your notebook. You can do this by holding the F12 key down when you power on. keep it pressed until the notebook beeps or the device selection menu appears.

If this doesn't work then you could try the usual Toshiba short-cut which is to hold the 'C' key down during the power on which should then cause the notebook to boot from the CD drive. Obviously there has to be a bootable CD inserted first.


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Hi all,
I have a Toshiba Satellite 5100-503, and it's hard-drive has malfunctiond, so I had to replace it for a new one, but now I can't use the recovery CD I got with the computer.
Could anybody help me with this?
thanks in advance.

Answer:Problems restoring Satellite 5100-503

Err, could you please describe why not? Do you get an error message or does it just not work. It?s important that everyone here give?s a DETAILED description about the error and not just "Hi, my blabla doesn?t work. Help".

With a better description of your problem everyone would be able to HELP you.

A feedback from you would be appreciated.


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I have a Satellite 5100-201.
Recently, a screen problem surfaced: first images outlined get blurred, then stripes appear, usually the screen collapses to provisional modus. I noticed that the notebook gets really hot and I thought this must be a problem of overheating.

I vacuum-cleaned the notebook, I even opened it and checked that the fan turns properly. Afterwards, the notebook worked one time, the fan did run constantly and the notebook did not get heated.

The next day, the problem surfaced again and this time I got even a black screen. Now, the notebook boots normally when I turn it on, but I know that after a while it is gonna get hot again.

Ah, I also updated the driver for the graphic card, but it did not help. Does anyone have a suggestion?


Answer:Satellite 5100-201: overheating after several time

To protect from the overheating the CPU has a n internal temperature sensor. If the computer?s internal temperature rises to a certain level, the cooling fan is turned on or the processing speed is lowered. Use the cooling method item of the basic setup in the Toshiba power saver.

Furthermore it is very important that you use the notebook in the right position. The area near to the cooling module grilles must be free because the fan must ?take a breath?.
It?s important for the fresh air circulation.

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Hi folks,Just wondering if it really is possible to upgrade the graphics boards on these laptops. I've heard lots of rumours but nothing concrete :-)ThanksNiall

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Can wireless be upgraded

Answer:Is it possible to upgrade wireless 5100 to wimax?

yes but you would need to source one that is from Lenovo or one taken out of Lenovo thinkpad machines. 

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I have a Acer Aspire 5100-5023 with a AMD Turion 64 x2 Mobile Technology TL-56(1.8ghz 2 x 512kb L2 cache) and a ATI Radeon Xpress 1100 Hyper Memory gfx card, and since the canrd isnt the best at running games i wish to upgrade it. Im not too good on upgrading stuff so i was wondering what kinda card i can use? can it be a PIC? AGP? PCI-E? does it have to be Radeon or can it be GeForce? also if you can link to a card thats pretty good under say 150 bucks since im pretty short on cash id appreciate it
Thank You

Answer:Aspire 5100-5023 gfx upgrade

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I'm looking to upgrade the memory in my Acer Aspire 5100 laptop

I'm wondering if this memory will work in the laptop or not?

I'm thinking about getting two sticks.

Thanks in advance

Answer:Memory upgrade on Acer 5100

You can go to and have them scan your system to tell you the correct type and amount of RAM that your system will hold.

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I was going to try this upgrade but I find there is no Windows 7 driver for Realtek RTL 8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC.

Answer:Aspire 5100 upgrade from Vista to Win 7

You could try it anyway. But make recovery media for the system if Win7 can't drive the device. It probably will. Jack E/NJ

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I recently bought a Toshiba satellite l50d-c-13g with a stick of crucial RAM, specs are 8GB DDR3 1600 (PC3-12800) CL11 SODIMM 204pin 1.35V. The Crucial website itself recommended this for my device and I did some research and many people have confirmed that it is compatible as a combination for L50 devices much like this one. The installation itself went great, my machine and OS are picking up the total 16GB of RAM. However I'm experiencing an issue where the RAM is being throttled at 665.3 MHz (which I am assuming is 665.3X2) according to CPU-z and Seccy. My GPU is also being throttled as a result of this as it's using the RAM for shared memory and what's stranger still, is that even though my machine and OS is reading 16GBs, dual channel mode is not activated.

Currently my OS is not asking for a reactivation, and there is no option to enable/disable XMP in BIOS. Would a XMP profile have to be provided by the OEM for this machine to accept the new RAM or is this a known issue with some other work around to have it clock at a full 800MHz?

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a friend of mine has ruined his Toshiba Satellite 5100.
He erased all partition on the hard drive while the laptop still using the default setting,
so I couldn't boot from cd or enter the BIOS.
Is there any solution for this??


Answer:Can not enter BIOS or boot from CD - Satellite 5100

Hi Veenone,

Erasing the partition on the hard drive would have the same effect as formatting, but you should still be able to boot as far as loading the BIOS (this is normally where the Toshiba screen appears with the boot options), before you see an error along the lines of "HDD:0 .....", although this error may be different according to boot options etc.

You should be able to re-install Windows from a recovery CD.

Could you tell us any error messages you are seeing or any other screens or options etc?

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i have a Satellite 5100-201 und i bought a remote control original toshiba for the 5200-801. But it don?t work at my Notebook, have i to install a driver? or is it not compatible to my Notebook?

sorry for the bad english, i?m from Germany and try my best.


Answer:Remote Control working on Satellite 5100-201?


When you bought your Satellite notebook didn?t you get a remote control? If not then the unit is not prepared to use remote control. You can also check the user?s manuals.

As far as I know all units that have remote control have installed a small application called ?Controls?. Check in control panel if you can find something like that.


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I'm currently owner of a Toshiba Satellite 5100-603. The problem is the video card. But i can't find a new or second hand video card for this laptop anywhere.

Does anyone have any suggestions where to look for this card or perhaps has one spare or with the problem i described a few lines back (lines and flickering in your screen).

Answer:Satellite 5100-603: Where to find a new graphic card?

Try on eBay. There you can find many notebook parts. Google a little bit. For new parts is no problem to find them but second hand parts??

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I have a bit of trouble with CDRW/DVD drive for Toshiba Sat 5100-503. It writes about 1 in 5 CDRs and only if I write < 400MB of data. I tried cleaning the lens - no help. Tried both Win XP writing software and NERO - no difference.
Do you know if I can replace the drive for a DVD rewriter? And if yes - what model?

Answer:Need suggestion about optical drive for Satellite 5100-503

Hi Piotr,

You can replace your CD re-writer with vurtually any DVD burner that is the same physical size, but you will need to make sure that the new burner has a similar configuration set-up to your current drive.

Typically the drive will be configured as Master, Slave or Cable Select (Csel), by the manufacturer and this must match the configuration of your current drive. One of the Nero tools will show you how the current drive is configured.

Unfortunately, most retailers do not show the configuration and with the slim-line drives there are no dip switches which you can use to change it.


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Hi there!
I own a 5 years old Sat. 5100-201 which worked just fine until today.
Now I experiance problems with the graphic card as I guess, the screen is flickering and distorted and then I mosztly get a blue screen which tells that the graphic
card drivers is running into a loop.

I have a dual boot system, so I checked it on both win xp installations and it's the same problem on both, so it seems to be a real hardware prob.!
So I think I have a graphic card problem, but as far as I know, the chip is fixed on the motherboard and is not replacable, is that right?
Is there any workaround which I can do to make sure what the problem is?

Any help would be very much appreciated.


Answer:Satellite 5100-201 - screen is flickering and distorted

try it first with a different screen on the monitor connection on the back

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Hello, I don't seem to be able to change the boot sequence of my satellite 5100. I have tried pressing C,F2,F12 and allmost any other possible buttons.

I have also tried pressing esc to enter the bios. When I press esc I get asked for the password I created along time ago. When I have entered the password all that shows on the screen is "Press F1 to enter normal setup" or something like that, so I don't seen to be able to enter the bios.

Does anyone know a solution to my problem? I need to change the boot sequence

Answer:How change the Boot Sequence on Satellite 5100?


if you see this message "Press F1 to enter normal setup", press F1. The "normal setup" is the BIOS setup. There you can change the boot priority.


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Hi everybody,

I've got a problem with my recovery disk1 which contains Satellite 5100 preinstall image.
Would anybody generously give me a copy of this image file?
The file path is in directory /base with preinst.gho as the name.
If there's anyone willing to help me, please contact me by email at [email protected]


Answer:Satellite 5100: need recovery image file

The supported and compatible Recovery CD you can order from the ASP in your country. The CD is not expensive. You shoudl also know that the images are designed espacialy for the notebooks and you cannot use a different files.

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Hi to all,

I've an important question, my PC (Satellite 5100-503) does not works properly for PCMCIA slot when I want to controll it at low level by means Jungo Drivers (writing and reading of a particular address space for Compact Flash Card device), for others LAP TOP PC (HP) my program works properly.
The question is: do you know if this is a known problem and what driver or ather solutions you propose to solve my problem?

Thanks a lot,


Answer:PCMCIA Low Level Control - Satellite 5100


In my opinion the only thing that you can do is BIOS settings check but I am not sure if you can do it on this unit. If this not help than I don?t believe that you will be able to control it on low level with this unit.


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My harddisk in my Satellite 5100 broke down and I want to change it.

According to various messages in the forum, it is not possible to boot the 5100 from a CD when there is a (new) harddisk in the machine. And the only way to change the boot sequence is via Windows - which does not work anymore - there is no other way to change BIOS parameters than inside Windows.

I have looked in the manual - I cannot find any mentioning of pressing F12 or C or any other combination to change boot sequence (I have of course tried nevertheless to no avail). The only thing one I have found possible is to press ESC + F1 to _restore_ default BIOS settings. And powering up pressing the key left of the space bar gives me the possibility of flashing a new BIOS.

Is it really so? Since that would mean I'm stuck. And in that case I'll simply save the money for the new harddisk and throw out my laptop... (and probably by another brand next time - but I sincerely hope it isn't so...)

Thanks in advance.

Best regards,

Answer:Satellite 5100-503: Changing HDD and booting questions

Oookay. So after pressing F12 at boot time I have to use the _cursor_ keys to move the thin line that looked like an error symbol beneath the graphical symbols, I should have guessed that...

Sigh. I liked the old text approach better.

Anyway. I'm now booting from the CD and I'm installing windows on my new HDD, happy happy.

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I once had downloaded a whole bunch of fixes for the Satellite 5100, but through bad circumstance I lost the files.

When I search for Satellite 5100 fixes now I can find only ONE for the Bluetooth stack. The whole download search hasn?t been really working for YEARS now. The selection doesn?t stay on the selected product and some time ago you got all kinds of product- and OS-unrelated stuff. Nowadays you get almost nothing for older products.

I bought a 2GB micro-SD-card with SD adapter and the 5100 canīt handle it. (I intentionally sticked with 2Gigs and avoided a SDHC card)

I know there was a driver update for the card reader!!!

Answer:Satellite 5100 SD-card-reader -> new drivers!?

Hey buddy,

wheres the problem?? I took a look on the driver site and the drivers (SD-Card Host Controller, etc.) are full available.

I choosed on the driver site Archive -> Satellite -> Satellite 51xx and then everything was there.

Please take a look and if your model has nothing then go to another model of the 5100 series because they are all similar machines.


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I was wondering if I were to buy a new processor would it make my laptop faster? Maybe an intel i3. Or what processor can I buy that would make it faster?

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I purchased a T400 (which I LOVE so far) but like a fool, didn't opt for the 5300 3x3 WiFi for $15 more... after some post purchase research, I'd much rather have the extra antennae's for picking up those barely in wifi signals around my house.   Does anyone know if the 5300 card can simply be plugged in to replace the 5100?  It all comes down to whether the 3 antennae's are installed on ALL models, with the connectors ununsed when a laptop comes with the 5100.  Anyone know the answer to this? Regards,-Owen

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Need to Upgrade my CPU!!!! Help!!!!

I have dell inspiron 5100 with 2.66Ghz P4 CPU, I need to upgrade this piece of garbage if possible. Something with better performance and could be overclocked. Please whoever has knowledge about that provide me with a solution

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I have just upgraded my Aspire 5100 rnning Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Ultimate after using Win 7 upgrade adviser (which was all ok) after the final restart all I get is a blank screen with the fashing curser, I have tried running the upgrade again but after it loads files the info panel states windows tried to boot from cd-dvd remove this and restart but after this it's back to the blank screen, I have checked the Bios and loaded F9 default setting but to no avail, Can anyone help PLEASE

Answer:Acer Aspire 5100 upgrade to Windows 7

Welcome to MG's. I have moved your post to the software forum where more will see and likely reply.

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I have Dell Dimension 5100. Everything is stock, except GPU, Sound Card, and Cooler. I want to upgrade the CPU from Pentium 4 3ghz to Core 2 Duo E8400, but i have read forums and people say that the BIOS is older than E8400, so it wont recognize and accept it. I have A03 BIOS,  its released in 2006, the E8400 in 2008, but in Dell Dimension 5100 product page its says that A03 was last updated in 2011, does that mean it should recognize and accept E8400? I mean, the question is can i upgrade from P4 to C2D E8400 without upgrading the stock motherboard? Logically speaking if A03 was last updated in 2011. it should?

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Hey! I just got new RAM (pc2700, 512mb x2). After I installed them my laptop wouldn't turn on. Can anyone help me out with this? I'm almost 100% sure I got the correct type of RAM... I scanned my system on and got the same kind. Ideas?


Answer:RAM upgrade in Dell Inspiron 5100 not working...

Be sure both sticks are seated good, then try one new stick with one old stick, see if it will boot, then try other new stick with old stick, possible one bad stick, or wrong ram. ed

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I have a Medion Composer 5100 Pentium4 3ghz, and im running windowsXP pro.
Anyhow, when i press power button it starts up for 2 seconds, shuts down, then restarts 5-7 seconds later and remains powered on and all fans work, i can hear the hdd making noise, but nothing ever pops up on screen, just remains blank. It never did this double startup thing before. Could it be my power supply? i dont even get any bios warning beeps. Can someone please help me with this issue? thank you.

Answer:Medion Composer 5100 powerup issue.

Sounds to me like this might be caused by dust build-up.

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I recently started an internship in Egypt about a week ago. When I first got here the wireless internet worked fine (albeit a bit slow) in my apartment and around the campus. However last thrusday the Wifi on my laptop quit working. I have a Intel Wifi Link 5100 AGN that has Windows 7 RC on it right now. The adapter picks up the signal but when you try and connect it gives 'limited connectivity " = no internet. I tried using the Troubleshooter but when used it just says that The Diagonostic Policy service is not running and therefore it cannot fix the the problem. I was wondering if anyone had a solution to this problem.


Answer:Issue with Intel Wifi Link 5100 AGN

Quote: Originally Posted by turkeymanwill


I recently started an internship in Egypt about a week ago. When I first got here the wireless internet worked fine (albeit a bit slow) in my apartment and around the campus. However last thrusday the Wifi on my laptop quit working. I have a Intel Wifi Link 5100 AGN that has Windows 7 RC on it right now. The adapter picks up the signal but when you try and connect it gives 'limited connectivity " = no internet. I tried using the Troubleshooter but when used it just says that The Diagonostic Policy service is not running and therefore it cannot fix the the problem. I was wondering if anyone had a solution to this problem.


try this either set a hard coded dns

or hard code the ip if you know what your network ip address numbers are
that your access point uses

so say some thing like
this is very very common here

IP: 192.168.1. 100-150

and find a dsn server

dont use them numbers there just make sure that your using the right set for the network that your connecting too
i have the same card in my laptop and its a work horse and some

also is the network that your connecting too secure make sure you have your settings right

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Hi folks. As the subject say, I'm having driver issuse. The machine in question was working fine until I wiped it and installed Server 2008r2. I copied of the "C:\SWTOOLS" folder and used that post installation of server 2008r2. Everything but the AMD US 3.0 works. I tried the lasted drivers from the Lenovo web site and then tried the refernce 14.4 chipset drivers from AMD website but niether works.The Hardware id for the two USB 3.o controller hubs  PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_7812&SUBSYS_308917AA&REV_03 A search on the internet revealed nothing. Please asist.

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hey guys! im back again with another issue. My dell laptop (the one u guys recently helped me reformat) is having a battery issue, im supposed to have a 1 hour and 30 minute battery life when fully charged but it only gives me 10 minutes when fully charged. id love to have full battery power but i dont have the money for a new one. f you guys can help me get my full battery that would be great thanks guys!

Answer:dell inspiron 5100 battery issue

Hi Mo, unfortunately laptop batteries are like that. I have to plug my laptop in for the same reason. Battery is shot, and I don't have the money to replace it LOL. Once they start to go you just have to replace them. Now if it were me I would look for a replacement on E-Bay. I have replaced a couple of mother boards that way and it has saved me a bundle. Sorry I couldn't be more help.


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I just upgraded my S70 to windows 10 from windows 8.
Everything seemed ok except that now when I press numlock the computer just beeps and the light goes on and off.

The number pad is effectively useless now (direction functionality is present no matter the state of the num lock key).
There are no updated drivers and my laptop has its language settings for the keyboard as United Kingdom Qwerty.

When I look at the keyboard preview I do not see in the diagram a keypad. Can anyone help me please its most frustrating.


Answer:Satellite S70 - Numlock issue after Windows 10 upgrade

Try this to restore the NUM keys going to

Control Panel
Ease of Access Center
Set Up Mouse Keys
Other Settings: Use mouse keys when NUM LOCK is: Make sure OFF is selected.

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ok atm i have 512mb in my netbook and i want upgrade to 1gb
now i already have 512mb in teh nebook and i got another
but when i insert the other 512mb
the only thing i get is a black screen

Answer:Re: Satellite Pro 2100: RAM upgrade issue from 512mb to 1GB


The notebook supports max 1GB RAM.
This means you can use max 2 x 512MB modules; 512MB module in each slot.

I assume 1GB RAM is not supported and therefore you cannot boot up the unit properly!

Go back to 2 x 512MB

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I have Satellite A100-011 (PSAARE) and i have just upgraded memory RAM to 4 GB with 2x2GB Kingston (KTT533D2/2G).
BIOS can see all my 4GB installed,so my Windows (x64) but my Task Manager shows me 3069 MB!!!
How is this possible?Is there any way to fix that?My BIOS version is 6.00.

Thank you!

Answer:Satellite A100-011 (PSAARE) RAM upgrade issue


Are you sure that you have a 64bit version from Windows XP?
I ask this because the Toshiba website does not offer drivers for XP 64bit.

If you have really a 64bit OS make sure that you have installed all Service Packs and Hotfixes from Microsoft.

And install a program like Everest and look how much RAM this program shows.


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Hello to all forum users.

I have a Toshiba Satellite P70-B-102 laptop with the operating system Windows 8.1 in Portuguese.

The problem I have is that I can not upgrade to Windows 10, since, according to the application Windows upgrade, the computer can not update Bluetooth drivers, including the following: Bluetooth RFHID, RFBNEP, RFBUS and RFCOMM.

This situation remains for at least a month and a half and I can not update the windows to version 10.

Someone can help me solve this problem?

Thanks for your precious help!
Pedro Moura

Answer:Satellite P70-B-102 - Bluetooth issue upgrade to Windows 10

This is very strange… i think this must be some kind of Windows bug… i would recommend you to check whether all Windows updates and fixes are installed…

Furthermore the unit is listed as a Win 10 upgrade supported model, therefore Win 10 upgrade should be possible.

The unit is listed here:

The Win 10 driver can be downloaded and updated from this page:

but in case the Windows 10 upgrade using the automatic upgrade procedure would not work, try to upgrade Windows 10 using the media creation tool

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Good day, fellow Toshiba notebook owners.

I have a little trouble upgrading my BIOS to a "newer" (according to Tempro) version.
I just installed the Tempro application, and it detected that my BIOS needs an upgrade, so I naturally downloaded the "new" BIOS. Everything went fine, but when I tried to install it, a message popped up in the install window:

"*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."

No matter what I do, I get the same error, over and over again. I looked the problem up before I posted this thread, and other people encountered it, but, unlike my case, advices like "Close all background applications", "Charge your battery", or "Make sure the AC is attached" really helped them.

I tried closing everything, my battery is always fully charged, as I rarely disconnect the AC adapter, and, of course, the AC connection issue is not the cause, since it is almost always plugged in.

I checked my BIOS version in +msinfo32.exe+ and it is 1.90 already, but I remember upgrading it months ago (sooner than the release date of this last version), and if, hypothetically, I have the last version already installed, why doesn't Tempro acknowledge it and keeps alerting me over a non-existent issue?

Maybe there is something wrong with Tempro, but I just need to be sure before... Read more

Answer:Satellite C660 - 1C7: BIOS upgrade issue


Tempro notify you about new uploaded drivers or BIOS?
The Toshiba European driver page provides all the drivers and BIOS files and the latest BIOS version 1.90-win has been uploaded at 04.06.2012 and therefore you received this notification by Tempro software.

Who knows why they uploaded this file once again.. but fact is that your BIOS is up to date and therefore you cannot update the BIOS once again using the one and the same version.

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I know that the issue has been already discussed several times, however it seems none of the solutions or suggestions posted earlier applies to my situation.
I have recently bought an old Toshiba Sat Pro 4300. The notebook had one memory slot filled with 64MB module so total memory in the system was 128 MB.
Since in my opinion the system worked to slow i have decided to buy an additional memory module. I have bought 128 MB - TOSHIBA PA3005U -K module and placed it in the slot B

I was quite suprised when I have found that after the upgrade, Windows showed that the total memory is 192 MB.
When I put the 128 MB module in slot A and the old 64MB module in slot B - the suprise was even greater, since the Windows showed only 128 MB.

First I thought that the slot B is faulty, but in such case it would be impossible to get 192 MB in the first place. Then I thought that the new memory module was either faulty or it was 64MB instead of 128MB, but this option is also unlikely, based on my observations. Furthermore, I checked the system with the EVEREST software and it recognizes the new module as 128 MB module, but does not see the old 64MB module.

The situation is quite strange. Does anybody has any idea whay is going on?



Answer:Satellite Pro 4300 - memory upgrade issue

From my knowledge the Satellite Pro 4300 can be upgraded to max 320MB.

The 64MB module which was equipped with your notebook should be ?not removable?.
So in this slot ONLY this 64MB module could works correctly.

I know this is strange but computer world is sometimes strange ;) you know :D


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I had tried to replace the old DVD/CDRW with the above UJ-830B ( FW: 1.50, HW: 1.00) but the result was IDE error. It is not recognize it in Windows at all.
I have tried to solder the contact 48 and 49 but result is the same.

How can I make to work this UJ-830B ( FW: 1.50, HW: 1.00) on Toshiba Pro M10?

Is any one have any solution like firmware upgrade or some hardware soldering/desoldering?



Answer:Satellite Pro M10: firmware upgrade issue DVD UJ-830B FW:1.50, HW:1.00

This is not possible because such software is not placed or released on any of Toshiba webpage.

Fact is that not all CD/DVD drives are compatible with all notebooks due to different master/slave/c-sel settings.
Therefore it?s always advisable to contact the ASP in your country or to check the user manual to get the details about combatable drives.

I can recommend only buying an compatible and supported ODD.


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I tried to install Win10 on my Satellite L850-1RX, as I could have downloaded the version of WIn10 of Microsoft, but Windows asks me key to activate the copy and I can not because I find the serial number
Can you help me?

Answer:Satellite L850-1RX - serial key issue - Win 8 to Win 10 upgrade

I have numer serie Satellite L850

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Hi everyone, new to this,

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

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

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

any ideas how i can sort this,

many thank for any replies peter

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

Power off the notebook.

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

Hope it helps.

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I purchased a Satellite A500 laptop containing Vista 32 bit Home Premium.
It came with a upgrade to Windows 7 for which I completed the install/uninstall process for upgrading from Vista Home Premium 32 bit to Windows 7 32 bit from the Toshiba site before the start of the DVD windows 7 install process.

After the re-start of my computer at step 6, I have a message 'new hardware found - base system device' I have tried searching c: and I have tried searching the Windows 7 DVD for the specific file and am unable to locate it.

The install/uninstall removed the drivers to connect to the internet.

Can't seem to start the install of Windows 7 from the DVD.

Please help.

Answer:Issue with Windows7 upgrade - Satellite A500


The Win 7 asks for the driver!
It?s not placed on the C or on the Win 7 DVD.

I assume you have upgraded the Vista to Win 7 and did not the clean install?.
I recommend a clean install because Win 7 would install everything again and will not use the applications which were preinstalled on Vista.
In many cases such apps are not fully compatible with Win 7.

After the clean Win 7 installation, you could install the Win 7 drivers which you will find on the Toshiba pages.

But Win 7 drivers are not published on Toshiba European page at this time?
So you could use a Toshiba US page to get the drivers or should check the European page later?

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I have just replaced a dead main board of a satellite 5100-603 with a new main board which I could get from ebay (Toshiba System-Board FNZSY2 - Part-No. P000341750 A5A000160010). If I boot with a XP installation DVD it starts up but hangs with the message "unexpected error (536674392) in line 1768 in D:\xpspi\base\boot\set-up\arcdisp.c"

I realized that there are different bios versions for different satellite 5100 models. I think I have to flash the latest 5100-603 bios to solve this problem.
Is this correct? (booting with BART-PE from CD or BART-PE from harddisk triggers the same error msg text in a differnt look)

Answer:Mainboard replacement on Satellite 5100-603 - Is BIOS update necessary?


to get your mainboard to work you have to write the UUID (Universal Unique Identifier) on it.
As far as I know you can get the UUID write tool from a service partner of Toshiba.


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I stil use very old Toshiba A350D. Notebook works fine with Office, internet browsing and other light task.
But last days i notice a problem with wifi connection. Well, the card constantly switches off automatically. I use Intel Wifi ProSET tool and Windows 7 system tools.
Windows 7 indicator shown no avilable connections and ProSET indicator shown wifi disabled and ask for turn on wifi with hardware switcher, when hardware switcher (mechanical slider with LED on front) is in the 'on' position and LED flashes.
When this happens, the wifi card is still detected in the Windows device manager. I reinstalled all drivers, but this didn't fix the problem.
The card can be switched on and off several times per minute, but most often when the card is turned off it is hard to activate it again.
Fn + F8 works well, if WiFi Link works properly himself.
Is there still someone who remembers this model and met with such behavior?

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I'm experiencing trouble with video on a Satellite 5100/201. It seems that when I press on the left side above the graphics card or press a key on the keyboard on that side, the screen starts to be scrambled and vertical lines appear. At the end windows XP resets giving a critical error on the device and the video passes to 640x480. Same thing occurs when running Linux Suse 9.0.

My doubt is what is the cause: the graphics card corrupted or overheating due to the fan not as efficient as originally (my laptop is almost two years old. Did someone succed in finding the cause and resolved the problem, also with the Toshiba assistance?
Any help welcome.

Answer:Satellite 5100/201: trouble with video card or overheat?


i think the problem at your Notebook depends on the Fan.

A colleague on mine has an 5100-603 and had similar problems.

The Service Station changed the Fan.


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I have a Toshiba S5100 201 which performed well and the very annoying problem with the Nvidia graphics driver. After much searching on the web, it would appear that a fix to the problem has not been found. If anyone has had better luck than me, please post a message.

When reporting the error to Microsoft an automatic replies states that there are no reported faults, therefore no solution. I searched the Toshiba website and they only have the original driver from 2002.

There are many posts concerning graphics problems with my particular model and several other Toshiba models but no word from Toshiba or Nvidia on the subject. This problem means that I have to shutdown and reboot many times, and often it just packs up without any notice.

Any help would be greatly appreciated - Toshiba and Nvidia are also included in this request.

Ps I have tried a couple of drivers and am currently using GeForce 4 440

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Answer:Nvidia graphics driver problem on my Satellite 5100

Hi John

Usually you should always use the Toshiba graphic driver because only these drivers are designed for the notebook usage. The NVIDIA graphic driver you can use on the desktop PC.
Well, I found on the Toshiba download site a display driver update version 28.46. I don?t know if you have tried it but please check it.
Furthermore you can also check other Toshiba notebooks with the same graphic card if there is a latest version of the graphic driver.

But I?m not 100% sure if it?s graphic driver problem. Did you check if the recover procedure can solve this issue? If not, well, I think you should check also this possibility.


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Satellite 5100-201
Lg GSA5120D -External DVD writer connected via Firewire

Windows XP SP2

Windows is instabil, frequently Bluescreen:
IRQ_NOT_LESS_OR_Equal or other

by shutdown Windows always stopped (Halt)

Help me.

Answer:Satellite 5100-201 an LG GSA 5120D External (Firewire)DVD-writer

Hi Viktor,

on your Tools&Utilities Cd from Toshiba is a program called "Registry for IRQ Routing V1.0".

Perhaps a reinstall could solve the problem!

Bye chris

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Hello out there,
this is a german calling...
I need an update for the graphic driver of a laptop toshiba satellite 5100-503, the nvidia geforce4 440 Go, which you cannot get on the nvidia site, where are no mobile systems to get.
My Laptop is quite slow. I just want to accelerate its performance.
Thanks outthere

Answer:Driver update for Satellite 5100-503 with NVIDIA geforce4 440 Go

This old notebook model is definitely not supported anymore and on Toshiba support page you cannot find any update. What you can do is to search around to find notebook with the same graphic card but maybe with newer driver and try to install it.

Can you please tell us why you need more graphic performance? For gaming?

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Hi, I hope that someone will help me out of this problem.

After unmounting the satellite top cover the lcd screen that doesn't turn on anymore but I guess the system works properly because I can hear the windows access "jingle". I think I reconnected all the cables (green and white connectors for the video card) but I'm not sure about the brown/white/black thin cables from the lcd panel. That's it

Answer:Satellite 5100 - LCD screen doesn't turn on anymore

Hi stefano88,

Why you have disassembled the LCD?

To be honest I don?t know what cables you mean have you also connected the FL inverter to LCD display? This is necessary because FL inverter controls the backlight of your display.

Can you post a picture of the cables that you mean?

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My Satellite 5100 notebook didn't work today. The whole system is crashed, and I cannot open any programme. I wanna recover my system, but my CD driver doesn't work, I cannot use recovery CD to run the system.

What should I do? Can I replace a new CD rom by myself? Is there other way to recover system without CD driver?

Thank you very much and I'm eager to hear from you.

Answer:Satellite 5100: CD driver doesn't work to recover the OS


Check this possibles!
As first please start the last function configuration and made a repair from the System.

Go this not use the recovery CD and made a repair from your System.

Please check the Toshiba Website for Driver updates. nes


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I want to know if updating the F.16 BIOS on my laptop will fix the Bluetooth issue of the Intel Centrino 2230. I have switched out the old wireless Ralink adapter to take advantage of the 4.0 Bluetooth protocol found in the Centrino 2230. I am familiar with the procedures for updating BIOS. Why is it the F.16 BIOS version? I cannot find anything on the available version mentioning F.16 and am trying to verify the purpose.  The product number is A9Q27AV.

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Hello all,
I am having an issue with my wireless internet connection. It has worked well for 5 years, but a few days ago I suddenly lost connectivity. Checked the wireless switch on my Dell 1737 laptop, good. Replaced my Intel 5100 wireless card with a new one. It is not recognized by Device Manager, but the driver shows up under Control Panel, Programs. Tried just about everything. Do you think I am looking at an out of box hardware failure? I have checked and rechecked the seating and coaxial connectors to the new board. This one has me stumped. Any suggestions? Kind regards.

Answer:Intel 5100 wireless card issue-Vista 32

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Hi Everyone,
I recently downloaded a ISO image of Vista SP2-32 bit from a member here in the forums. The computer I'm typing this message on is the one I put in the Thread/Question Title box, I couldn't get the file to download I downloaded it on my newer computer that's running Windows 10. I burnt the ISO file to a blank DVD disc, I tried out the disc in the computer I created it on. The disc was read correctly, and the prompt appeared on my screen asking me if I wanted to boot from the disc..of course I didn't so I ignored it and just let windows 10 boot normally. I tried the same disc in my older acer computer and the light on the disc drive blinked off and on but I never received the screen prompt to boot from cd. Then the light went off and windows vista just booted up normally, I went into windows explorer and my cd/dvd drive is listed there, but evidently it's now defective. I inserted a store purchased/original music cd and thought it would start playing automatically, but it didn't..the drive indicator light blinked off and on like it did previously when I had inserted the iso file disc I had created on my other computer. So, I've ordered a replacement drive for my I'm rather old fashioned..I don't like to give up on something, I would rather try and get it fixed.

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having trouble getting web pages to come up .when i,m 10 ft from my wireless modem can,t get web pages to come up.i,m connected to the internet.but after a few min,s the connection will fail.when i,m with in 5 ft of modem everthing is good.i have tried shutting of laptop starting up will work sometime times for a few min,s & some other times nothing.i have troubled shooted my internet connection on the network sharing center & it says everthing is good.

Answer:[SOLVED] Can't browse the web - Intel 5100 wifi issue

Hi -

Need to obtain info on your wifi. Make sure wifi is on, then run this app -

2 Notepads will open, one behind the other. Save both as TXT files; zip them up and attach to your next post.

Regards. . .



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G'Day All,

I have made 2 posts to Microsoft Discussion groups:

*Post 1:*
G'Day All,

Just upgraded two (networked) Vista Systems to Win 7 HP (32-bit).
Minor network/Homegroup problems - all resolved.

Desktop - Fine.

Laptop - ??
Toshiba Satellite 300.

After restart, any login shows 'Performance Options' dialog - no pagefile.
Administrator a/c may change (Automatic/Managed/Manual) - 'Restart required'
as expected.

GoTo previous paragraph (loop).

Any offers?

Pat Garard
Melbourne, Australia

*Post 2 (Self-reply):*
For those who may follow ...

The solution may be found at:

>Run the following from an elevated CMD prompt:
> sc config afs start= disabled
>(note that the syntax of the command is very particular -
>there is no space before the =, but there is one after it)
>Then, reboot.
>To start an elevated CMD prompt, click the start orb,
>type cmd.exe {in the search box at the bottom that has the focus},
>and then in the list right-click CMD.exe and choose "Run as Administrator".

AFS - APPEARS TO BE a distributed network filesystem ...

It would be wonderful if somebody knowledgeable could clarify all this ...
... how it came to be on a Toshiba laptop ...
... Could it be "SQL Server Active Directory Helper" (the only difference
between deskto... Read more

Answer:Satellite A300 - Windows 7 post upgrade issue

Hi mate

First of all it seems that it?s not clear for you that this is a user ? to user forum?
You can start a discussion with common Toshiba notebook users?

Back to your posting;
To be honest it?s not clear for me what you are talking about or what the problem is?

You try to upgrade the Vista to Win 7?
Well, please note that there are some installed applications which could not be supported by Win 7!

Maybe you should take a look here:

+Windows 7 upgrade: Step-by-step Upgrade Guide+

+Windows 7 upgrade: Notes and Restrictions+

Check it! Maybe it could be useful.

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Hi guys,

I recently upgraded my processor from the 1.4 to the T5500 Duo Core to give it more omff.
I've upgraded the RAM aswell with a 1GB. Thats worked fine. Its now at 1.5GB RAM.

Well the laptop fires up fine and works but the processor only runs at 800mhz on each core every now and again it jumps upto 1300mhz.
I know this as I've downloaded CPUZ. I've also tried using clockgen old and new version and it doesn't work.
I've also tried using NHC and no luck.

I can't seem to up the voltage to make it run right or change to speed using clockgen. Also when i go into Bios i can't change anything in there either.
I'm new to computer speak so replies need to be dumbed down for me in laymens terms.

I'm shaw I've read a post on the net saying they have this processor running in there L30-134 and it works fine but can't seem to find it again.
I am i shooting myself in the foot or can i get it to work?

Answer:Satellite L30-134 CPU upgrade issue - runs at 800Mhz & 1300Mhz

Hi buddy

I think there is nothing wrong with your notebook or with the CPU.
Fact is that the Intel Core2 Duo Mobile Processor T5500 supports the _?Enhanced Intel Speedstep Technology?_ and this is the reason why the CPU speed is not running constantly at 1.66 GHz.

Please check this Intel document about ?Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology?

_It says:_+Enhanced Intel SpeedStep technology allows the system to dynamically adjust processor voltage and core frequency, which can result in decreased average power consumption and decreased average heat production+

I think this should clarify everything!


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I have a Toshiba Satellite A100-768 from PSAA9 update bios S10V600,
I have no backlight on the screen apart from and I have the original bios .

voila now I see the page but there are over backlight except at the start.

help me please

Answer:Satellite A100-768 - backlight issue after BIOS upgrade

There is not much you can do except send the laptop to an ASP for a quote. The Inverter or screen may have a problem.

There is a list of ASP's on the Toshiba website.

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Hello everybody,

I just did an upgrade for my Satellite A300 to Windows 7 32. I started my laptop and everything was fine but after I write my username and password and log on my display goes black.
I can hear that it is working but I can?t see anything.

When I used the safe mode it worked fine. I checked the display info and it said unknown
I downloaded the latest drivers for ATI card from the Toshiba site but when I installed it, it said driver not detected because I think I am in safe mode and it is not connected and I can't install it in normal mode because I can't see anything

What should I do?

Please help

Answer:Display issue on Satellite A300 after Win7 upgrade


It is not easy to say what is wrong there. I have Satellite A300 too and since last week I use Win7 too.
On my notebook everything works perfectly.
I also found small Toshiba group on Facebook and one guy there described how to install Win7 on Satellite A300. If you are on Facebook too you can check it HERE .

I recommend you to install Win7 again following installations order posted there.
If you have more questions please let us know.

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

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

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

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Please help.

Having problems burning CD/DVDs. Thought upgrading the firmware from TO01 to TO02 would solve the problem but then the TO02 driver failed to install.

Tried installing the driver but the software says the latest software is already installed.

Driver date: 21/06/2006
Driver version: 6.0.6001.18000

Answer:Firmware TS-L632H upgrade issue on Satellite P200D


I have checked the Toshiba driver page ?More info? section (it?s on the right) and found are some details about this firmware update;
Changes were made to correct the following:
Unable to burn songs from iTunes to certain CD media. iTunes error "The attempt to burn a disc fialied. An unknown error occurred (2131)" is displayed

So the firmware update does not solve any issues with CD/DVDs burning!

I presume you?ve got some CD and DVD burning issues because the medias are not fully compatible.
What you could do is checking different CDs/DVDs from different manufacturers.

One note; if I?m not mistaken the user manual should provide some details about compatible and supported CDs and DVDs.

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I have two problems with my laptop it's satellite L755-M1KQ ,

my first question is, can i download windows 10 on it?

my part Number is PSK2YE-0KQ02UAR

my second problem is the sound in my same laptop doesn't work , not always just sometime , please help me .

Answer:Satellite L755: Win 10 upgrade question and sound issue

Of course you could upgrade the system to Windows 10.

The hardware is strong enough to handle the Windows 10.
But Toshiba does not provide Windows 10 drivers for this series… therefore it could be possible that some notebook features (FN buttons, etc..) would not work properly….

Regarding the sound:
You did not provide many details and if the issue cannot be replicated, then it will be very difficult to find a fix…
I think you should check whether the sound issue appears using headphones or speakers only… also check if you could update the sound driver…

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I got this computer and unfortunatly I do not have access to the cd that came with the computer because my cousin lost them. I tried to install Windows XP Professional that I bought and when the first installation of Windows XP is about to begin i get this blue screen of death message: 0x0000007B (0xF7AFC63C,0xC0000034,0x00000000,0x00000000)

The Computer was working before but but it was extremly slow and the dvd-rom was not recognizable by windows. I tried all the known windows corrections related to missing cd-rom drives but nothing made it work. I can boot from the cd in windows boot cd. and i even updated then bios to 1.90 from 1.60.

Must I have the Toshiba installation CDs? There is no other way to install Windows XP Pro?? Must I use the Toshiba Recovery CD?

Answer:Satellite 5100-201 Problems Installing Windows XP (Blue Screen)


Before you start the installation you should to format the whole HDD or partition. Then you can install your OS with the original Microsoft Windows XP CD. After this action you can install the Toshiba drivers. All necessary drivers you can find on the Toshiba website.

Best regards

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Am looking for a hardware solution: Pavilion DV7 1270 usUPGRADED TO WIN 10  64bit from WIN 7 64bit My current WIFI Wireless/Bluetooth card is an INTEL WIFI LINK 5100 agn. ( Original card) This is NOT SUPPORTED in Win 10... WIFI  no longer works. There are no solutions offered in HP Web assistance or via INTEL or MICROSOFT. I would simply like to find a compatible(upgrade) card that works in this system  with WIN 10? The card is accessible and replaceable ( in RAM Bay... as i remember) INTEL no longer supports this card (to and through win 10) HP Laptops are notoriously finicky with WIFI card replacements...? Short of adopting a usb dongal WIFI/BLUETOOTH option, I would like to effect an internal upgrade to the original card... seems simple enough? Thank You for whatever guidance you might afford    

Answer:after win 10 upgrade, intel wifi link 5100 no longer support...

Hi: You may be able to get the card to work if you fiddle with some of the advanced settings on the advanced tab for the card in the device manager. I have 3 HP business has the Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3965ABG card, one has the Intel Intel WiFi Link 4965AG card, one has the Intel WiFi Link 5300 wireless card. The first two I didn't have to do anything to make them work. The 5300...device is present in the device manager saw wireless networks but would not connect when I clicked connect. I went into the advanced settings tab and I think I enabled WMM and the card works just fine and has so ever since. Try tweaking one of the settings in the advanced settings tab. I wish I remembered exactly which setting I changed that made it connect. I was ticked off, so I wasn't paying attention to what I was doing. Could not understand why two older cards worked perfectly and the newer one wouldn't. Changing the wireless card would be extremely problematic as you are limited to just the cards listed in the service manual and half the time the ones listed in the manual cause the notebook not to boot up until the card is removed. Also, if you can't get the Intel 5100 to work, you can forget any of the others listed working on W10. I am very sure that changing one of those advanced settings will allow the 5100 card to work.

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My friend has a Dell Dimension 5100 and decided to purchase a new Graphics card (ATI Radeon HD *4550) for the computer so that it can run higher performance gaming and i was asked to fit it as my friend isn't that technically gifted.

I fitted the video card with no problems. I then put the computer back together, plug it all up and push the power button, the computer turns on and makes the normal booting sounds but the screen isn't being activated at all, it stays in standby.

At first i thought it was a power supply issue as maybe the DImenion's 305W PSU couldn't handle it so i fitted a 450W thermaltake after making sure that dell hadn't put in any propietary hardware inside the computer and still no screen output.

After that i removed the video card so i could access the BIOS (as the dell's bios didn't like having an add-in video controller but the user trying to output via the integrated graphics. I went into the bios and changed the video settings from auto to "integrated graphics/add in video controller" which means the integrated graphics would be disabled when a video card is installed. Put the card back in and still nothing.

I thought it might be that some cards rather output on the DVI port first over the VGA but still nothing.

I then went the next mile and updated the 5100's BIOS from A01 to A03 via the Dell support website as suggested as i believed maybe the BIOS' in built micro drivers might not support i... Read more

Answer:Dell Dimension 5100 & Radeon HD 5500, video issue

This may be a long shot, but.
We used to be a Dell house and one thing that I had problems with replacing video cards in Dell was voltage. The Optiplexs we used had a specific voltage for the video card that they needed 5v I believe.
I did see that this came with an integrated video card so that may not be the issue for this computer.
Is there somewhere in BIOS to disable the integrated video card?

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I am also facing same problem. No SOUnd is coming from Acer 5100 series.. Is your problem resolved? Also if we try to buy new external USB Sound card then it will work?

Answer:Sound Driver Issue: ACER Aspire 5100-3583

I got your PM and will help you out a bit later today. I have a few things going on but will get to you soon as I can.

jayeshsuthar said:

Hi Musksnipe,

I am facing problem with my Acer Aspire 5100 laptop. Sound is not coming from my Laptop.
I got your ID from "No Audio Device Acer 5100" thread.
I tried whatever is specified in that thread.
Here is the info from "EVERREST Home Edition" tool:
1) Multimedia->PCI/PnpAudion => ATI SB450 - High Definition Audio Controller
2) MotherBoard ID => <DMI>
Motherboard Name => Acer Aspire 5100

I went in Accerssories->System Tools->System Information. Then in System Information, under Components->Sound Device, nothing is coming up. Its blank.

Also went in Settings->Control Panel->Sound Speech And Audio Devices->Sound and Audio Devices. On this "Sounds and Audio Devices Properties" dialog, under "Volume" tab it says "No Audio Device" and ever thing is disabled on this tab.

Please tell me what to do to resolve this.

I will make new thread on that website and plese help me for this. Thanks in advanceClick to expand...

First, make sure your Audio Service is running.

Go to Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Services
Scroll down the list of services until you find the Windows Audio service.
Right click on it and choose Properties.
Make sure it is set to Automatic and Start is checked.

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I have an old broken Inspiron 5100 that I'm trying to repair. I'm guessing either the motherboard or the video card is blown.

Here's what happens when I try to boot:

1) LED lights on the front come on, battery light is blinking (low battery). Both the CPU fan and the HDD start to rotate.

2) There are a few noises from the hard disk at first, but after a few seconds, it reverts to simply the constant whine of it rotating. It stays in this state until I power it off.

Any ideas on what could be the problem? I tried plugging it into an external monitor and also swapping the CPU with one I know works to no avail. There are also no beeps when I turn it on, so I'm tending to believe this is an issue with the motherboard and not the video card.

Thanks in advance for you opinions!

Answer:Inspiron 5100 won't boot (motherboard or video card issue?)

Have a look here: Tutorial: No POST (Power On System Test)

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