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Portege M200: not saving voice when using handwriting recognition

Question: Portege M200: not saving voice when using handwriting recognition

When I'm in 'tablet' mode using handwriting to text recognition my Portege M200 regularly presents a message to say it couldn't save the voice recognition and I should switch off the microphone if I'm not using it. I often use it to take meeting notes so there is always background noise. I usually lose text when this message comes up. The message also comes up when I save.

How do I switch off the microphone whilst still keeping the handwriting recognition functional please?

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Answer: Portege M200: not saving voice when using handwriting recognition

Just one question: which software you use for ?text recognition??

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When I try to enable the handwriting recognition panel on my Surface Pro, the icon is greyed out.
Please help.

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Anyone have any open source or cheap handwriting recognition software that they like?
I don't use Office XP, so I can't use the one that is in there.
 

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I use Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 on Windows XP. I have installed handwriting recognition and it is listed on my speech bar. I click on handwriting recognition and then the writing pad but no box pops up. When I click write anywhere, I see no visible change there either. There seems to be no solution to my problem on Microsoft's site or this one.
 

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So, I bought myself a lovely Wacom Bamboo Tablet a while ago. I love it and all, but there's been a huge issue with Windows XP (Home Edition with SP3). I've tried a multitude of times to get my computer to allow handwriting recognition, but it can never work out. I've Google'd for a solution, but from what I've found, I need Microsoft Office since it comes with an "engine" to allow handwriting recognition. I really don't want to spend money on the Microsoft Office, since I'm happy with OpenOffice.org.

So here's my question! Is there any way to obtain this co-called "engine" without having to purchase Microsoft Office? I really would enjoy using my tablet as a full replacement for my mouse and keyboard.

Thanks for any help in advance :)!

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Guys, recommend a good handwriting recognizing software.I have quite an amount of handwritten names and contact nos that i want to shift to excel sheets.Cheers.

Answer:Handwriting Recognition Software

What your looking for is OCR software many scanners come with it Top 5 Free OCR Software Tools To Convert Images Into Text some are mentioned here you will find more here the choice has to be yours https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=fr...ient=firefox-a

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I would like to sign a document and turn off handwriting recognition.

When I am in Wordpad, the tablet pc input panel tries to convert anything I sign into text. What I want to do is to just have the signature to be put into the document without it being turned into text.

Would like to sign the document without my signature turned into text.
Am using win 7 64bit Professional.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Turning off handwriting recognition

Perhaps this will help? Handwriting personalization on a Tablet PC

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I am aware of the tablet PC input panel (tabtip.exe) in windows 7 where I can write with the mouse or a pen resulting in my handwriting being converted to text. I am then able to insert this text into a word document etc. I was wondering if there was any way to directly implement this feature into Word or OneNote so I don?t have to use the separate tabtip.exe program? Ideally I want to write directly in Word or OneNote with a computer pen, have my writing instantly converted to text and have the spelling automatically corrected - similar to when you are typing. Is this possible? How would I go about doing this? If it is not possible in office are there any other programs that offer this feature?

Answer:Handwriting recognition in office?

BUMP

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I am having issues with the handwriting recognition with Windows XP/Office 2003. The problem is that the drawing pad application extension works fine, but "writing pad" and "write anywhere" do not. They are installed under the Language options.

When I use the language bar to select Drawing Pad it works fine and I can paste the result in a document. If however I select Writing Pad the drawing pad goes away but the Writing Pad never appears. Write Anywhere fails in a similar fashion.

On another computer configured the same, everything works fine.

I have tried various combinations of installing and removing the Language Bar and associated functions but nothing seems to get this working.

Can anybody help?

Thanks,

Pete

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my tablet iz unable to turn handwriting into text  anymore - it wont work in any program, Microsoft Notes or when using the tablet pc input panel - - its as if the function was deleted -  i've looked for some setttings and believe I may have deleted something when i made an assault on the too many processes running with the resident software  ( i also had a post in the non-tablet section on problems with creating a recovery disk) - and i know, don't post twice but it was in the wrong place - my bad
 
Moderator Note; Duplicate thread locked.  Original hereMessage Edited by andyP on 04-17-2008 09:21 AM

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Hi,

I have installed the Windows8 Preview and Office 2010 Professional on my Tablet AsusvEP121. Office is working quite well except the handwriting recognition within Onenote. I can write with the sytlus w/o problems but the search feature does not work since the handwriting is not recognozed. The same for the name of the pages.

there is also no hanwriting input panel available - the icon on the virtual keyboard is deactivated. Does it mean that this feature is not implemented yet or do I need t install any additional software or driver?
thanks for help
regards

Answer:Handwriting recognition within Onenote2010

I tested handwriting and it worked pretty well in the consumer preview.

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Hey. I am having issues with the handwriting recognition with Windows XP/Office 2003. The problem is that the drawing pad application extension works fine, but "writing pad" and "write anywhere" do not. They are installed under the Language options. When you open drawing pad there is a icon to switch between the different handwriting extension, but it looks like the standard dll icon. I tried reinstalling the handwriting extension through office with no help and there seems to be no forums for this problem yet. Need help. Thanks

-Tony

Answer:Problems with Handwriting Recognition

I have the exact same problem and have been unable to find any help.

I can open the Drawing Pad but the icon for Writing Pad is the same as a DLL icon and clicking it does nothing. If I select the Writing Pad or Write Anywhere options from the language bar nothing happens either.

Only the Drawing Pad seems to work?!?

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I have installed the November update using the MCT on my SP3.
Overall it seemed a solid update however I have noticed that I cannot write a reminder note using the Surface Pen and Cortana.
I am not sure if this is a regional variance. I am in the UK.
Anybody else noticed this?

Answer:Cortana Handwriting Recognition

Same here, Italian surface pro. Same issue is posted in the Cortana forum with no answer.
Posted via the Windows Central App for Android

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PLEASE NOTE-THIS IS NOT PEN- or MOBILE-RELATED!!!!!! THIS IS PC-RELATED!

Looking for software which recognizes handwriting from a SCANNED TEXT DOCUMENT. I scanned in one doc and both Word and Notepad translated it as gibberish. What's out there for me???
 

Answer:Handwriting Recognition Software FOR SCANS

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This is copied and pasted from another forum I joined and have yet to receive help on.

Hello everyone,

I purchased an Intuos3 tablet today [upgrading from a graphire], and was pleased to hear about the handwriting recognition features available on Vista. I am running 64-bit Home Premium [service pack 1, Aero], which should include all of the recognition software. The shortcuts are all present in the start menu, however, when I click to access them it tells me that the target cannot be found. I went to the target and sure enough, no .exe for any of the handwriting recognition programs. I never uninstalled them or used them.

The .EXEs that are missing are as follows [as in, the shortcut is in the start menu but the target does not exist]:

ShapeCollector.exe
PenTraining.exe
FlickLearningWizard.exe
Journal.exe [Windows journal]
The option to access the tablet input panel is altogether missing. No shortcut can be found to access it anywhere.

However, all of the pen flick navigation customization options are present, but, I cannot get the pen flicks to work, or the wizard to open through the settings menu.

Has anyone else heard of this happening? Is there any way to download the missing .EXEs? Why the heck would they even dissappear in the first place...? Would the programs be located somewhere else on the computer? It would be really nice to be able to use the handwriting features that should be on my computer.

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Answer:Vista Missing Handwriting Recognition...?

hi and welcome i suggest you try running a repair form the install disc http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/101393-repair-vista-options-preferred-sequence.html option 8
 

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Control Panel\Clock, Language, and Region\Language\Language options>Personalise Handwriting Recognition>
Teaching your handwriting does not work. It does not provide a sentence to write.
This is a clean install of AU (updated to .51) on a Surface Pro4. Anyone experiencing same problem?

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Hello,

Does anyone know how I can activate handwriting recognition for Dutch? Now I can only use the on-screen keyboard if I set the language to Dutch. If I change the language to English I can use also the writing pad and character pad.

Do I need to download Dutch handwriting recognition from somewhere?

Thanks,
Joost

Answer:Tecra M7 handwriting recognition for Dutch

Hello Joost

Can you please write what is the exact name of this software and how you start it? I am not familiar with Tablet PC OS but is this option is part of Toshiba preinstalled software you can download it on Toshiba download page under http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/download_drivers_bios.jsp but if this option is part of Microsoft tablet PC package that means you must use Dutch OS or check Microsoft support page for any kind of download or even update.

Bye

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update my handwriting recognition and also be able to manually Choose my updates the in windows 8 and balanced there are suggested updates anD important updates

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Hallo, I have a question about Bulgarian MUI, that support handwriting recognition. Will it be available and when. Since today there is Bulgarian for Windows interface, but with no handwriting recognition. I'm using a Tablet PC, and I will be very glad if has a Bulgarian MUI, that support handwriting recognition. Here is current languages, that supports handwriting recognition

.


Catalan
Spanish


Chinese (Simplified)
Chinese (Simplified)


Chinese (Traditional)
Chinese (Traditional)


Croatian
Croatian


Czech
Czech


Danish
Danish


Dutch
Dutch


English (U.S. and U.K.)
The English handwriting recognizer is included with this version of Windows


Finnish
Finnish


French
French


German
German


Italian
Italian


Japanese
Japanese


Korean
Korean


Norwegian (Bokmål)
Norwegian


Norwegian (Nynorsk)
Norwegian


Polish
Polish


Portuguese (Brazil)
Portuguese (Brazil)


Portuguese (Portugal)
Portuguese (Portugal)


Romanian
Romanian


Russian
Russian


Serbian Latin
Serbian Latin


Serbian Cyrillic
Serbian Latin


Spanish
Spanish


Swedish
Swedish


Thank you!

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I have an X41 and work in a Domain environment running Windows 2003 Server.   Is there anyway to get the handwriting recognition to work when I remote into my server?   I know I could keep the tablet PC input panel locked at the bottom and then change the size of the remote desktop window, but that really limits the space on the screen.  Any thoughts on this? Thanks,JohnMessage Edited by cranjx on 10-02-2008 01:24 PM

Answer:Terminal Services and Handwriting Recognition

Screen space is quite short with the Tablet PC Input Panel, tempted to carry a second portable screen for these situations and use it as an extended screen for these types (e.g. TS) of operations but I suppose they both would have to be touch screens for your situation.Message Edited by ctoys on 10-13-2008 01:41 PM





Full disclosure: Not a Lenovo employee, just someone with a X61 running Win XP SP2

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In win7 handwriting recognition - tablet input app - is really easy to use but I can't get it to work properly in win10.
It doesn't put the recognised words into the open document , also the app - TabTip (is this the right one?) seems to disappear off the screen, in win7 the tablet input app stays on top the whole time or u can minimise it to the side. what was the point of changing how this works? Anyone worked out how to use it yet?

update: I have got this working now. win10 recognised my bamboo wireless pad too.
TabTip is the correct app for handwriting recognition, you can set the icon to appear in the lower right of the taskbar for easy access. Try it with word pad.

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I?ve got my Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 in Russia with Windows 8 Single Language Edition on it.I?ve set up three keyboard layouts, those are German, Russian and English. Both the on-screen keyboard and handwriting recognition work for English and Russian. However, with German I don?t have the handwriting recognition as an option. How could I activate it or install it? Should I buy Windows 8 Pro Pack for it or does this restriction have to do with something else?If it?s all about the Windows SL license I would rather prefer to have the recognition of German handwriting instead of English.

Answer:Language support for the recognition of handwriting on Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13

Hi eugrus,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
You may need to add a German language pack and then you will see the Language settings to personalize handwriting recognition. Language packs are available for computers that are running Windows 8. The language packs are installed from the language control panel on the Yoga 13. Follow the steps in the link below:
 

How to install the Language pack.

Note: If you are facing issues with Windows SL license to download the Language pack in Windows 8, you may need to get Windows 8 Pro, you may also follow the steps to choose your required language in the ?Handwriting Option?:
 

Please hold the (Windows key + C) to go to the Charms bar.
On the Charms bar please click on Search.
Please select Settings under Search option and type ?Language?.
Now please click on ?Language? and click on ?Input method and Handwriting"
You can add your required language now.
You can personalize the Handwriting option by clicking on ?Personalize hand writing recognition?.

Hope this Helps.
 
Do post us back if the issue still persists.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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1) When i try to create the recover disk, i get through the initial proocess but it is unable to verify it at the end and says try again - i do and keep getting the same problems - it does appear that something was burned onto the disk when i turn it over look at it but nothing is viewable when i use windows explorer on it - does it matter that I use and extenal USB drive? 2) i'm looking into making a recovery disk and restoring back to factory condition because of a more core problem with my tablets inability to turn handwriting into text  anymore - it wont work in any program, Microsoft Notes or when using the tablet pc input panel - i've looked for some setttings and believe I may have deleted something when i made an assault on the too many processes running with the resident software Thanks!

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When I go to input method panel in Win 10 I cannot choose inking as input method.
I have latest Wacom software.

How can I enable inking (handwriting) input method?

Answer:Cannot use inking handwriting on Win 10 with Portege Z20t

I also have this problem after upgrading to Windows 10. handwriting entry panel has disappeared and there is not way to enter data in Tablet mode. The pen works elsewhere but the pen entry option is greyed out in the keyboard chooser.

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Last April I bought a Port?g? Z20T-C 13Q (PT16AE-02J03LCE) and a Stylus Pen (PA5133U-1EUC), with the intention of starting to use this device (as in the advertising itself of the product is announced) Other uses, take notes and draw schemes.

Unfortunately, I saw from the beginning that the Stylus Pen did not work. I thought the reason was that neither the Wacom drivers nor the TruNote program were installed. There was no major problem, because I downloaded those files from the support page for my Port?g?. After installing them, my computer still does not recognize the pressure of my fingers, let alone the presence of the Stylus (maybe because I have chosen the wrong stylus).


Please: What should I do? How do I get to use my computer as it is initially advertised on the website? What Stylus do I need?

Curiously, on an Amazon website we recommend this Stylus Pen as Toshiba Portege Z20T Stylus Pen, and for that reason I bought it from the Toshiba dealer along with the computer.

Thank you for answering my questions.

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Hi all. According to the M200 specs, the Geforce go5200 should be running on an 8x AGP bus, but on mine it's only registering as 4x.. Any ideas?

Answer:Portege M200: 8x AGP bus??

Hello

Sorry not ideas but just want to ask you why is this so important for you?

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Hi,
I've bought a M200 with a 1,5GHz Pentium M CPU.

Now I wanna put the fastest CPU in it. Which is the fastest CPU you can put in? Is it the Pentium M745, Pentium M745a or the Pentium M750?
Sorry for my Wnglish, I came from Latvia.

Answer:Portege M200 - What CPU can I use?

Hello

I don?t know which CPU you can use in the Portege M200 because the CPU upgrade is not supported from Toshiba.
Here you can read about this: http://195.182.196.33/kb0/FAQ7A01ZW0007R01.htm

Bye

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Hi there,

I purchased a M755 2 GHZ Dothan CPU for my M200. I installed the CPU without any problems, but now I have one: This CPU is only running at 600 MHZ. It seems to me that it runs on energy saving mode but I have the tablet on power supply.

I searched for an option in the bios to health it but there is nothing. My version is (displayed on the right corner on the top in the bios): "ACPI BIOS Version 1.80"

My OS is Windows 7 Prof.

Is there any possibilty (BIOS update? etc.) to fix it?

Thanks for your support!

Answer:Re: Portege M200 - CPU runs only at 600 MHz

Hey,

That?s the speed step feature and kicks in the 5x multiplier to save power.

Check the BIOS if you can find setting regarding speed step and disable it. If you cannot find such an option in BIOS choose another plan and set minimum processor state to 100%. Then it will always run at 2.0 GHz.

Check this!!!

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I haven't done anything but my nootbook goes on sutdown without doing anything.

Can anyone please help me to fix the problem.

Answer:Portege M200 goes off automatically without doing anything

Do you have a Satellite M200 or a Portege M200?


Anyway, check for dust in the heatsink. If there is too much dust, the CPU will overheat, and the system will shut off to avoid damage.

You can remove the dust using compressed air or a vacuum cleaner.

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Hello Toshiba Forums!

I've lost my *digital pen* for *Portege M200* so now I have an opportunity to buy another one.

My question is: what pens (from what companies) are suitable and will work fine with Portege M200?

I'm interested in buying Wacom, Fuji or any other pen including the original one but I still meet some problems:

1. I can't buy anything more expensive than $75

2. It's rather problematic to find something except Wacom since I live in Israel (there is only one Toshiba shop and I'm not sure they have the original pen for M200) .

Thanks!

____
-Kari

Answer:Need digital pen for Portege M200

Hi

Did you lose two pens?
I mean there is an reserve pen in the battery pack bay underside the notebook.
Check this!

Regarding the question of usage of any other pens?
Well, I have never tested other pens so it?s hard to say if other pens would work?

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Should I buy a Toshiba Portege M200 tablet pc and if any you have them tell me had you had any crashes or anything else

Answer:Toshiba Portege M200

click hereclick hereA couple of reviews.

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Hi

Anyone got any ideas on how to do a restore from a toshiba restore dvd without an optical or fdd drive?????????


I've been trying to do it via a PXE as described here
http://home.allegiance.tv/~joem298/
but since i don't have a floppy drive i've use set up the PXE via the instructions from here
http://blog.ryantadams.com/2008/02/01/how-to-boot-from-the-network-pxe-boot-with-tftp-and-windows-pe/

but every time i run the install.bat i get these errors

'XMSDSK' is not recognised as an internal or exteranl command, operable program or batch file.
'PREDATA.BAT' is not recognised as an internal or exteranl command, operable program or batch file.
'TGHOST' is not recognised as an internal or exteranl command, operable program or batch file.

this is getting really really annoying.
Isn't there a simple way of doing a restore without an opitcal drive or a fdd??
Can't it be done from the sd card or a usb drive??


Anyone??????

Answer:Trying to do a restore on Portege M200

Maybe this thread created by user stephem could help you a little bit:

http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=22384&#22384

I would appreciate some feedback from you?


Bye

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I have a Portege M200 with a 40G hard drive. I'm running out of space now.
Does anyone know the maximum capacity drive compatible with this machine?

I was thinking of Seagate Momentus 320G.
Could anyone please advise me?

Answer:HDD replacement on Portege M200

Hi

I have read here in the forum about the HDD upgrade on Portege M200 and the guy has upgraded the HDD to 160GB.
Therefore I would assume that you could upgrade the HDD to 320GB as well.

You would need a 2.5? IDE HDD and it?s no matter what speed the HDD would support.

Cheers

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i have tried the usual, pressing C, changing boot from Bios and F12 boot from CD-Rom. none seem to work, if anybody has any other suggestions i would be greatful.

Answer:Portege M200 will not boot from USB CD-Rom

Hello

Unfortunately I can not help you much about this because I do not have this Portege but I have found interesting info about Portege M200 and supported Recovery Drives:

The Portege M200 supports the Recovery via BIOS (pressing "C") with USB 2.0 and PCMCIA cards (16bit and Cardbus).
Following drives and Controllers (USB, PCMCIA) were successfully tested:

a) Toshiba, PA3352E-SCD2, USB2.0 CD-RW/DVD-Rom Drive
b) Toshiba, PA3402E-1DV2, Rev.501, USB2.0 DVD Super Multi Drive, SN: 5362870112
c) Toshiba, PX1055E-1NST, (Freecom drive), SN: 3431490096
with a PC Card (16bit), Cable II, PCMCIA, Rev.043.242, SN: 18496 043 3999 0343 01093
d) Toshiba, PX1055E-1NST, (Freecom drive), SN: 3431490096
with a CardBus, Cable II, CARD BUS, Rev.136, SN: 16693 136 3999 0149 06122

The used drive in conjunction with the PCMCIA- or USB-Contoller is not so important due to the fact, that the driver in the BIOS has to enable the Controller first.
There is a generic CD-Rom driver implemented into the BIOS for the attached Drive .

Tested with:
Toshiba, PX1054E-1NST, (Freecom drive ), SN: 151192845
CardBus card, Cable II, CARD BUS, Rev.136, SN: 16693 136 3999 0149 06122

The setting of "PC Card Controller Mode" in the BIOS was "Auto-Selected".
This means, that you have nothing to change in the BIOS, because it is the default value.

It could only happen, that you have to connect the power supply under some circumstances i.e.:
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Hello,

I need to know what is the maximum hard disc capacity that is supported by Portege M200.

Answer:Portege M200 - What is the maximum HDD?

Hi!

I assume that the Portege M200 is equipped with an IDE interface HDD. That means the notebook has a 28bit LBA limitation and so it can only handle HDD?s up to 128GB. So you can only use a 120GB HDD in this notebook.
If you want to know more about the LBA limitation you can look on Wikipedia or here: [www.48bitlba.com].

I have good experience with Seagate and Hitachi HDD?s but you can also buy another HDD. ;)

I hope I could help you.

Bye

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Hi,

I've inherited my Boss's Portege M200, and he had upgraded using an external DVD from XP Pro to Vista Ultimate. Slow as a slow thing, very few drivers etc, meant that I'm determined to return to XP Pro.
I have SD cards (128, 1 Gig and 2 Gig options) and an external USB HP dvd1040e drive, plus XP Pro Tablet disks.

I have tried selecting the boot devices from the toshiba splash screen, selecting SD or external DVD, but to no avail. I've altered the boot sequence in the Bios (hitting escape and F1 during spalsh screen boot), and tried every combination. I have copied the $TOSFD00.vfd image file onto the SD card.

I have managed to loop the machine, in every configuration, so that I just get the PXE-61 Media test failure, check cable, and the PXE-MOF existing boot agent lines, then going to Windows boot manager asking me to insert the windows installation disk as winload.exe may be corrupt or missing. I have removed the drive, checked that the winload.exe is present on the HDD, it is and it is in it's original version / size / creation date format.

Does anyone have a suggestoin that will stop me tearing my hair out?

Thanks

Answer:How to get Vista off from Portege M200?

Hi

If you want to boot from the CD or DVD you will need a compatible external CD/DVD drive!!! Without this drive you will be not able to reinstall the Windows XP from the CD!

But you boss has installed the Vista OS using the external drive. Why you don?t use the same drive to reinstall the XP???

The installation form the SD card is not possible! And if you want to install the image using the LAN you have to configure an server

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Hello,

I have managed like possibly many others to get Windows 7 on to a Portege M200 the touch screen application with in 7 is amazing by the way. However my question is how much can I sell this for as I've noticed there are none on eBay let alone one of these with windows 7 on it as it is this rare I personally wouldn't b able to price it and was wondering how much would you pay for such a rare item?

Answer:Portege M200 with Windows 7

The M200 is quite an old model so I doubt it will sell for much.

Also, if you sell the laptop, it will need to have a genuine Win7 license, which may cost more than what the M200 is worth.

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I've bought a refurbished portege M200 a little while ago, but the harddrive is having problems so I'm looking to replace it.
Does anyone however know if there are any limitations as to what harddisks the M200 will take? I'm trying to decide between spending 100 euros for a 160 GB samsung available from a local computer store where I can easily return it if it turns out not to work, or order a 120 GB samsung model for 62.50 online but where it'd be harder to return if it doesn't work...
I'm a bit pressed for cash so if anyone can tell me if the 120 GB samsung (HM121HC if it matters) should work, I'd be very happy ;).

Answer:HDD support on Portege M200

Hi there,

usually the chipset/BIOS should support HD?s up to 160 Gig, but the problem is that the machine was shipped with smaller drives, so you will have either to check the forum on users with similar problems (the search function is great here :) ) or you purchase the 160 Gig drive, check if it works, return it to the store and buy the 120 GB HDD for the half price.
I think thats a way without many risks.

Greets

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Hi everybody
I have recently acquired a m200 without bluetooth and only intel 2100b Wlan functionality. Id like to know what i have do do to upgrade to have both bluetooth and wlan 2200b/g. The wlan should not be a problem, as it is a replacement of a wlan mini-pci card, but how do i do the bluetooth?

Thank you

Kenno

Answer:How to add bluetooth to Portege M200

May I?m wrong but as far as I know the Port?g? M200 already supports the BT and it must be not upgraded with additional BT module.

Check the bottom of the unit if there is an BT label

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Hi Everyone

I purchased a used Portege M200 and replaced the 40 Gb hard drive with a 160 Gb.

After about a week and a half of searching, I succeded in getting almost everything back up and running.

Answer:Portege M200 - HDD replacement

Hello

Do you have some question about your Portege?

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Question: Portg M200 Hinge

Hi Everyone -

The hinge on my Port?g? M200 Tablet PC has become very stiff lately. Sometimes there is quite a resistance when I open or close the screen. This affects only the "regular" hinge - the screen rotation hinge is fine.

Does anyone know of any way I could loosen the hinge a little? (but not to the point where it swings freely!!)

This is a bit of a strange question, I know, because hinges usually become overly loose - not tight.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Portg M200 Hinge

Hi Russell

Sorry but in my opinion things like this should not be repaired on your own because if you damage something you will lose your warranty. It will be better to contact service partner. Call them and ask for opinion. If you still have warranty in this case it is very simple to solve this problem. Call ASP and demand the repair.

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First, anybody knows how to fix System Restore issue, when I start system restore, it only appears a blank window, so I couldn't restore my computer to an earlier point which I think can fix the whole problem...
Since I couldn't find a way for the first...
The second is: I've got loads of problem with my WinXp and I just want to restore the laptop... but I'm having trouble looking for a PCMCIA DVD drive...
The recovery disk is a DVD disk, but as far as I'm concern, using a 16 bit PCMCIA card will only let the laptop recognize a CDROM drive, not a DVDROM drive... So what should I do now?
Where can I buy a DVDrom drive that can boot so I can use my recovery disk to restore?
Thanks

Answer:Recovery on Portege M200???

Hi

In my opinion the issue with system restore is OS problem and I can really don?t understood why this happened. If you reboot your unit several times happened this again and again?

If you need a suitable and compatible external DVD-ROM Drive for prot?g? M200 you can find it under http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com under Products ? Options & Accessories ? Drive devices. Check the drive with this part number PA3401U-1DVD.

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Hi,

Does anyone know wher I can get spares for my M200? I have a graphics card fault, and I either need a new card, or a new motherboard.

Anyone know of anywhere in the UK I can get replacement parts?

Thanks!

Answer:Portege M200 Spares

Hi,

If the graphics card is gone then it will be a new board as the graphics chip is on board and can not be replaced by itself.

The M200 ships with a 3 year warranty so a hardware fault will be fixed for free unless there is any physical damage to the machine.

If you still need to get hold of a system board post a reply and I will check it out.

Nick

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Whenever I try portable USB devices on my Portege m200, they won't work as long as they operate in a bus powered mode, e.g. without external power supply. I wonder whether the Portege delivers not enough USB power for certain devices.

Here is what I tried:
1) Freecom FS 50 - a slimline dvd burner, comes with 2 usb cables. According to Freecom they will be powered from usb simply by adding the power of 2 usb ports. Result: The drive is not even recognized in my m200. Using external power supply, the drive works through usb as expected.
2) Pinnacle PCTV 200e - external dvb-t receiver. Is recognized but produces errors in any receiver software that I tried. However works on FUSi Lifebook S series.

Can anybody confirm the waekness of the USB ports? Any suggestions or tweaks besides trying an external powered usb hub?

Answer:Not enough USB power on Portege M200?

Hi

The USB ports supply 500mA. This is a USB standard. If the external USB devices need more power as the USB ports can provide so in most cases the external power supply is needed.
You can also try to connect the USB hub with a external power supply and then to connect the external USB devices to the USB hub.

Additionally you can try to change the settings in the USB root hub properties.
Go to the device manager select USB root hub, choose the properties and open the power management tab.
There you can disable the option: "Allow the computer to turn off this devices? "

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a week ago my computer decided to go slow on me, it took a good five minutes to load up from when i switched it on, i thought i could easily fix this by using windows restore and going back before it did. (it happened after i defragmented my hard drive which was strange)

restore did not work and now some of the programes are not working such as tablet pc input panel.
some of the drivers have gone haywire as well, my external floppy and cdrw drive do not work now, (the cd is a ide to usb in an external case)

I have a portege m200.

is their any way i can fix these things?

I want to restore the whole computer to factory condition sing the restore CD but it wont boot of my external CD drive and i cant aford one that does.

Answer:My Portege M200 boots up very slow

Hi

Well, if you want to recover the unit you so you need a supported and compatible Toshiba external drive. Not all external drives are supported and work properly.
The Port?g? M200 supports the Recovery via BIOS (pressing "C") with USB 2.0 and PCMCIA cards (16bit and Cardbus).
As far as I know this drives you can use:
Toshiba PA3352E-SCD2, USB2.0 CD-RW/DVD-Rom Drive
Toshiba PA3402E-1DV2, Rev.501, USB2.0 DVD Super Multi Drive,
Toshiba PX1055E-1NST drive with a PC Card (16bit), Cable II, PCMCIA

Well, if you don?t have one so you can contact the Toshiba service. He should be possible to install the OS.

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I've found a few posts on this subject but nothing that gives a definitive explanation of how to solve the problem of lack of adequate power from the USB ports on my M200.

I have a LaCie DVD burner that operates perfectly satisfctorily on other computers when powered only by USB, but simply won't work on my M200.
I have also tried to use a simple HDD enclosure with a spare drive in it and it wouldn't work either.

I've tried a few of the suggestions from other threads such as unchecking the box "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" on the properties tab for the USB Root Hub in Device Manager; and I've updated the drivers where available.

What else to do?

Answer:Lack of USB power on M200 Portege

Hi

How about the external USB hub with a own power supply?
My brother uses a external USB 300GB HDD and this device works only if the external USB hub is connected between the HDD and the notebook from other manufacture.

I think it could be a similar issue with your external writer.

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Hi all,

bought a new LG DVD recorder with a USB 2.0 interface. My installation crashed so I wanted to use this drive to setup again. But no way, my Port?g? M200 only boots from some special cd drives (you can find a list inside this forum).
That really sucked, but was just the end of a sad day ;-)

But there is a simple solution:
I extracted to boot disk image from the recovery cd. Since I don't have a floppy drive I used a floppy emulator, mapped the image and...nothing. No file listet in the image. So mapped the virtual floppy drive to QEMU x86 emulator, bootet and...ok, here we go. The disk image is a standard boot disk. Copied all the content to a temporary drive and formatted the floppy image, made a sys a: and copied the content back to it.
Now I could see all the files in my virtual floppy software. And even modify them. So I took some USB device drivers from the disk image distritbutet with Nero Burning Rom. Those are capable to mount any USB CD/DVD-Drive.
And guess what...I was finally able to boot my M200 from an USB floppy and to start recovery process. Quite easy. So all you need is a floppy...at least much more cheaper than buying a supported dvd drive.

I assume this solution works for almost any recovery dvd delivered.

If you are interested in the disk image, just contact me: andreas[at]derandi[dot}de. Sorry but I don't have websapce to upload. And sorry for my bad English...had a long night.

Regards,
Andreas

Answer:Solution: Boot Portg (M200) from any USB CD

Hi Andreas

Thanks for the posting and the feedback!

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Hi I have an M200 which I use both as a tablet & at my desk as my work station. I run a 17" LCD directly from the M200 with no dockingstation. I want to be able to extend my desktop on to the M200 LCD while the main desktop stays on the 17" LCD. I can make this happen the other way round, but not as I need.

The use device as primary monitor is greyed out in disp props. I am using driver version 4.6.4.4.

Any ideas?

Answer:Portege M200 and Dual Display

Hi,

This can not be done.

Nick

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Hi,

I have a toshiba tablet M200 series laptop and for one particular profile on that machine a cant see the titlebars of any applications that are opened. The tablet Pc input panel titlebar seems to take up all of the taskbar which i think is stopping any other titlebars from loading. I have tried ending some processes to see if i can clear this but haven't yet managed to clear the input panel tilebar.

Any ideas?

Answer:Portege M200: Can't see the titlebars of any applications

Hello

Sorry, I am not an expert but can you please more specific about this profile that you use?
The last possibility is to recover the OS. That should solve this strange issue.

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I have a m200 and it is going all over the place i don't think i'm technical enough to fix it, even with extensive help.

I want to to a reset/install but obviously i need a compatible external drive for that which i cant afford.

I want to boot off of an SD card which i heard i could do. Do i just copy the files from the recovery dvd over to the SD card?

Can i get hold of another copy if i have lost mine?

Answer:Portege M200: How to start the OS installation?

Well, to install the OS on this drive you will need a compatible drive (as mentioned)
Of course the unit supports SD card booting BUT to use it you have to use the Toshiba SD memory Boot Utility which is preinstalled on your image.

This utility will create simply booting files on the SD card to boot into the DOS mode.
It?s a similar to a bootable MS-DOS floppy disk.

As you see you cannot use the SD card to install the OS :( unfortunately

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I can not post my error. It keeps coming up with profanity.

MY ink is not working on my Portege M200.

First of all tab-tip stopped working with the error 'has encountered an error and needs to close' every time I wanted to use it.

I didn't bother with that as I could still use journal and one note so it didn't bother me but I???ve recently discovered that I can no longer use my p(e)n on my screen at all.

It works on the side buttons that I hover over and the option comes up and I can select but it doesn't even move the cursor around my screen anymore.


(I had to edit my post and add text bit by bit to find out what was being censored as 'profanity'. Sorry)

Answer:Portege M200: I can no longer use my pen on my screen

As far as I know the Microsoft Tablet Pack Microsoft Office XP Pack for Tablet PC (Tablet Pack) enables you to write directly with your tablet pen in Office XP documents on your Tablet PC.
This software you can find on the Toshiba driver page for Port?g? M200.
I would recommend reinstalling this software if it causes some application errors

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I face a very obvious slowness in the performance of hand writing when in tablet mode.
usually i write "i.e. with one note" and the handwriting is displayed instantaneously as normal writing on papers.
but when i tilt the screen to be in tablet mode, what i write is not displayed unless i finish the whole word, and normally displaying is extremely slow.
although if i tilt back the screen to be in normal laptop mode "with the same session of one note" the speed is back to normal.
please advise.

Answer:slowliness when writing with the pec in Portege M200

Hi,
I?ve tried to simulate your Problem with my M200

I could not see a Performance distinction between the Tablet PC mode and the Normal PC mode.

Could it be possible that you?re using the Tablet PC Modus in Battery Mode ?
Then of course in consequence of the Power Management the M200 runs slower.

bye

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hi!!!

I bought this laptop on e-bay, but i hadn`t got a recovery disc. How can i get it?

Thank you!!!

Answer:Portege M200 - Where to get a Recovery disk?

Have a look on the Toshiba website.

Assuming you are in Europe, the address is https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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hi,
i have a portege m200 and because it doesn't have any device on it (fdd,dvd) i want to be able to boot from an sd-card. For that I need the newest bios version v1.70win, but to intall it ,it requires the Common Module. I have instaled it (there was no error, at least) but when I retry to do the update , a"missing common module" message appears. So I'm a little bit confused. I suppose that the best think to do is to erase any previous version of common module,and reintall it, but I have no ideea how should I do it.
can anyone give me clue, or maybe i'm on the wrong path!?
thanks,
daniel

Answer:Portege M200 BIOS update

Hello Daniel

As far as I know it?s not necessary to install a Common Modules if you want to update the BIOS. Nevertheless normally you can find the Common Modules in ?Add and remove programs?. If you need a whole instruction ?how to make a BIOS update? you can find it on the Toshiba website.

http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com

Please go to ?Support & Downloads? then ?Knowledge Base?. There you can search for ?BIOS update?.

Bye

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Hi. I've just received my new M200 tablet pc, but the display is sluggy compared to my Tecra S1 display. It seems like there is something on top of the whole display which makes the picture sluggy and the colours too. This can be seen especially on white background. Is there a plastic to be removed, because I looked and I think there is no such or is it normal for tablet pcs?

Answer:Portege M200 Display questions

Hi

The LCD Panel of the Portege M200 is covered with a protection mask. This protection sheet is integrated into the LCD Mask to avoid scratches on the LCD Panel - caused from dirt or handling - caused by the usage of the pen.
You can not compare these two displays (Portege-Tecra) because Portege is tablet pc with the protection mask and Tecra has a very different display with other properties.

Bye

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I'd like to update my bios (install from windows) - Toshiba Portege m200 BIOS ver 1.1. , but i got the following error: the user is not authorized to upgrade bios.( i am logged as an administrator even). any suggestions???

Answer:BIOS upgrate on Portege M200

Hello

Please check this FAQ how to upgrade the BIOS on this unit.
?BIOS Upgrade Procedure 5?

http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/faq.jsp?z=234&service=EU&from=faq_selection&CFID=B IOS&FID=TRO0000000b07

Bye

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Hi i have developed a directshow application which does captures the screen and stores to a movie file. It has Cpature filter -> WMVideo Encoder DMO -> Avi MUX -> file writer. The application works fine in Toshiba Protege 3500 series with trident video Accelerator card on it. But it does not work on Toshiba Protege M200 machine with NVIDIA GeForce 5200 video card on it. Basically the application captures only one frame.

If i remove the compressor filter then it captures properly. I want to know whats wrong with the machine. With encodre why it is not capturing. i tried on other machiens with NVIDIA video card series and it wont work as well. Why is this so?

Answer:Capturing problems with Portege M200

Hi

Well, maybe your application has a bug?
Unfortunately, I?m not programmer or an applications developer and I can?t solve this issue. Sorry, but I don?t think that you will find here the answer for you question because the most users are the common Toshiba notebook users not application developer. :(
Good luck

Bye

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Hi,

I have a portege M200 (M725) with a bluetooth adapter.

I am trying to connect my Qware bluetooth headset. It is recognized, but it doesn't connect. A message as "could not connect device".

Could it be possible that the standard Bluetooth adapter doesn't support headsets?

please help me our.

Answer:Portege M200, Bluetooth headset

Do you have the latest Bluetooth Stack & Drivers installed ?

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I have a Portege M200. The processor reports that it is 1800MHz but seems to be fixed running at 600MHz. The HWSetup program installed (v4.03) does not have a CPU tab although the documentation suggests that it should. Have downloaded HWSetup 4.2 but this reports an Error 401 when I run the installer. I would like to get the processor running at fuill speed - can anyone help me understand how to achieve this?

Thanks

Answer:Portege M200 - fixed at 598MHz

Hello David

Can you please tell us more about your Portege? Is this second hand unit or is maybe the mainboard exchanged?

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Portage M200 does not come with optical drive,
I want to install windows 7 on it,
I tried to boot from USB or the regular external DVD rom with no luck.

Anybody know how to resolve it?

Many thanks!

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I have a Toshiba Portege M200 with Microsoft Windows XP Tablet Edition. When I turn the computer on, I receive the following message:

PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-MOF: Exiting Intel Boot Agent
Insert system disk in drive.
Press any key when ready.

When I insert the Recovery and Applications/Drivers DVD Portege M200 Series, the same message reappears.

What is my next step(s)?

Thanks.

Answer:Portege M200 fails to boot

Enter BIOS settings and check if the HDD is listed there. Every properly recognized device like HDD or CD/DVD must be listed in BIOS.
One more thing: when you switch your notebook ON press F12 and let us know if HDD is shown as bootable device.

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I found no list with bootable USB-CD-&DVD-ROM-Drive for the Portege M200.
No Drive will boot on USB. Some change to boot from other USB-Devices?

Sorry about my english,

Answer:Need CD/DVD bootable USB-Drive for Portege M200

Hi

Please check this thread:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=45144

The user Horwath has posted a link to the Toshiba document which provides all informations about bootable USB CD/DVD drives.

Furthermore you can purchase an compatible USB ODD from the Toshiba ASP

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Hi,
I bought a used Portege M200. I found out that the HDD was broken, so I bought a new bigger one (160 GB)
I know the Problems Porteges can make when triing to install OS on them, so I used this tutorial for network installatin:
[http://blog.ryantadams.com/2008/02/01/how-to-boot-from-the-network-pxe-boot-with-tftp-and-windows-pe/|http://blog.ryantadams.com/2008/02/01/how-to-boot-from-the-network-pxe-boot-with-tftp-and-windows-pe/]

everything worked fine. then my "xp installation button" was grey, so I went on with this tutorial:
http://blog.ryantadams.com/2008/07/30/option-to-install-windows-is-grayed-out-when-running-network-install/

that worked fine, too. The setup kopies some files, and want to make a reboot. So it brought me back to Windows PE, I typed "wpeutil reboot" as described in the second tutorial. My PC started new and then nothing happens.
I chossed "boot from hdd" and all I can see is a black screen with a little white blinking underscore at the top.

THAT IS REALLY FRUSTRATING. I also tried some other Method, for example the dos stuff (like I got [my R100 to work|http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=120473] ), with the same result.

Thanks a lot for your help!

Answer:Can not install Windows on Portege M200

Do you have a smaller HDD you can try?

The M200 may be limited to 120GB HDD's due to the LBA48 137GB limitation. More info here: http://www.48bitlba.com/

Ultimately you should use the original Toshiba Portege M200 Recovery Disc to reinstall Windows. You can order them from Toshiba https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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My husband brought home a Toshiba Portege M200/M205 from a foreclosure cleanout that he was doing that apparently crashed. Black screen that says "safe mode", "start normally", etc. I restarted it in Safe Mode. It starts to run a scan saying components regarding sysem 32 and then gets to a screen that says "PXE-E61 media test failure, check cable; PXE-MOF: Exiting intel boot agent. Insert system disk in drive...press any key" I don't have a system disk. Can I do anything with this tablet or should I just trash it?

Answer:toshiba portege M200]M205

Quote:




PXE-E61 media test failure




This means that the the Boot File on the HDD is corrupted or the HDD has failed and the boot sequence has by passed the HDD and is going to the next device in the Boot Sequence which is a Network Boot which fails.
Boot off of the Windows Disc Or download the Recovery Console ISO. Burn it to CD with IMGBurn Boot off of the CD and get to the Recovery Console. Here type chkdsk /R and press enter. The Check Disk utility will try and fix any file errors.
You can also download the ISO image for Seatools or Drive Fitness in my signature and burn the image to a CD using IMGBurn also in my signature and boot off of the newly created CD and run the Quick and Advanced tests on the HDD to test the integrity of the drive.

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Or is there any other solution that is as usable in tabletmode?

Or is it possible to use the M200's dockingstation with the M400 without the functionality?
I just need it to position the tablet for easy painting.

Thanks all

Answer:Can I use the M200's Dockingstation with the Portege M400?

What docking station do you mean exactly?
There are different docking stations which could be used with the Portege M200?

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I have a Toshiba Portege M200 running XP that won’t boot. The Toshiba splash screen comes up then goes away, the HDD light turns on once and then shuts off and nothing happens. I tried hitting F12 to get into the bios but then the splash screen stays up and nothing else happens. I can get into the advanced startup menu by hitting F8. I tried booting to safe mode and last known good configuration but still nothing happened.

I also tried taking out the battery and booting it without the battery because I read that may work, but I had no luck with that either.

Does anyone know how I can troubleshoot this?

Thanks for reading,

Matt
 

Answer:Toshiba Portege m200 won't boot

Try downloading Fedora Linux iso, and burn that image to a CD. Boot with it, and when it comes to its desktop, you will see all your hard drives. IF the CD won't boot, then its a machine problem. If the hd doesnt show up, then we know it is a hd problem. If the hd does show up, you can copy out all your data onto a usb memory stick.
 

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Hi there,

I bought a new M200 Tablet PC January last year, and I was happy about my choice. But for 3-4 months ago the machine started fo freeze randomly when running Win XP Tablet ed. -from the original install. I reinstalled using the recovery DVD, but no the freeze pattern continued. And for about 2-3 weeks ago it startet to freeze every time I was using windows - after using it for approximately 2-20 minutes..

I have tried to install win2k and the latest Vista beta2, but Ut's still freezing. - Then I made a funny discovery... It never froze when running any of the win versions in safe mode!! I can run for hours without any problems - but it's not funny to use it in safe mode all the time though..

I can't find any topics like this in here - Do anybody know about this problem? Maybe just a hint?

BIOS version: 1.60
Model nr: PPM21E-0260Z-DK

Answer:Portege M200 Freezes randomly

Hi

The Toshiba recovery CD contains all Toshiba drivers, tools and utilities and additional Microsoft Windows QFEs.
In my opinion your unit freezes on original Windows installation because the Toshiba stuff was no fully installed and/or some Microsoft updates fails.
The right installation order of Toshiba application is also needed to use the notebook without any interrupts and errors.
In this case I would recommend urgent to use the Toshiba recovery CD.

You have also suggested that you have used the Windows Vista Beta2 version.
I have read many postings here in the forum about the Vista using at this time. Fact is that this OS is not official on the market and it doesn't run properly because it's.. BETA version.
I think we have to wait for right drivers and finally version of Vista

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hi, I've reinstalled my windows, and after that, my dispaly doesn't allow any frequency bigger that 60 Hrz.And that is really exhausting for my eyes.I've reinstaled the driver for Nvidia but is not working.
Can anyone give me a clue how can I solve this problem?
thx,
daniel

Answer:Portege M200-dispaly frequency

Hi

This setting is fixed on the notebooks and it?s not possible to change it.

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I found a list a couple of weeks ago of boot-compatible drives for the portege M200 (which i bought like 4-5 years ago), I did a rough search for the drives on google and everywhere said 'out of stock'.

I've lost the list so another list would be helpful, but is it still possible to buy these drives from somewhere?


I'd like to install another OS on y laptop.

Answer:Where to buy compatible CD/DVD drives for Portege M200

Hi

You can purchase all compatible notebook parts from the Toshiba ASP in your country.
Here you can find the link to ASP:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com -> Support & Download -> Find an Authorized Service Provider

Cheers

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Hi guys,

My Portege M200 has just developed a problem today. It shuts down without any warnings or info.
The event viewer hasn't logged anything out of the ordinary, I suspect that its an overheating issue because I'm looking at the cpu and gpu temps using speedfan and PC wizard and they both read the cpu temps in the 50's and PCWiz reads the gpu temp as 57. But I am getting no info on the fans is that normal??!!!??!!

Speed fan has 1 manual control for a fan (doesn't say which one, but seem to be the cpu fan) which I now have set at 100% to test it and see if it shuts down again. This has been on for about 5 mins and the cpu temp is down to 36.

I have no way of controlling the gpu fan or getting the temp down on that....

Is there any way of testing the fans/ sensors for determine where the problem is??

Can anybody think of any other things that I can check or that would cause this to happen??


Thanks Guys.

Answer:Portege M200 turns off without warning.

Can you turn the machine back on as soon as it shuts down? Or does it just turn off again? If this is the case, then the machine probably is over heating. If not, consider updating the BIOS for your computer and see if this fixes it.

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My bios version is 1.80.
Press Esc doesn?t work.
Can you help me ?

Thanks Andreas

Answer:How can I enter the BIOS of Portege M200 ?

Hi,

Did you already tried the keys "del" "F1" or "End" to enter BIOS? Please check this and come back in case of no success...

Would really like to know if you found a way into the BIOS. :)

P.S.: You can also use the HWsetup under Windows to modify your hardwaresettings, since there are the same things but with an graphical user interface.

Cheers

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Guys

do you have any idea why my Portege M200 laptop screen flickers in some 5-10 minutes after switching on?

thx

Answer:Portege M200 screen flickers

Hi,

Did you checked the Device Manager video card entry?

Also a reinstallation of the videocard driver woul help!

Go to http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com and then to Driver Download!

Bye

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Hi,

Questions, is there a chance to replace the glass on the screen without replace whole thing? This is tablet right? It's been used for some time now and the glass is a bid scratched in few places...

Matrix is ok, it's just the glass...

Does anyone know is this something I can do myself? or this need to be done via toshiba service? any ideas where i can buy it?

Thanks in advance.

regards

Answer:Portege M200 - bad scratches on screen

Hello

I presume you need something like this . Use ?Portege M200 LCD mask? as searched term in Google and you will find online shops where you can order new part.

What to say about replacement. Following maintenance manuals you can exchange it alone but those manuals is not public document and I really do not believe you can find it somewhere on the net. But you can try. Google a little bit around. Maybe you will find something that can help you with replacement.

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Hello,

I am working on my friends Portege M200 that she bought used. It only came with an external USB CDROM drive and the laptops AC adapter. To make things better the HD is no longer recognized by the BIOS. I had a spare HD so I installed it and now the BIOS see the new HD, Yay!

I also found out that I could buy a replacement system restore CD from Toshiba, Yay again! But before I do that I wanted to make sure I could boot from the external CDROM drive. I plugged in the CDROM drive and attempted to boot from a spare windows xp CD. But it will not boot to the CD. I made sure the CD-rom drive was first in boot priority in the BIOS but that doesn't seem to work.

I read other posts that mention that booting straight from the external USB CD-rom drive doesn't work and that I have to boot to the CD-rom drive by plugging the CD-rom drive into a PCMCIA card. So do I need to buy a PCMCIA card that has USB ports to plug the external USB CDROM drive into so I can boot from a CD?

If so will any brand/type work? If not which brand/type is known to work.
Any advise will be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Can't boot from CD to recover OS - Portege M200

the portege's bios will only recognize a limited number of pcmcia-CD-drives

in this thread you will find all the information you need :
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=71179&#71179

but your portege also boots from most usb_FDD-drives ; if you make a DOS-bootdisk with the proper drivers for your usb-CD-rom drive you can use it without these bios-restrictions

as you can read this method will only work in a DOS-environment, therefore it is absolutely mandatory to format your HD to fat32, otherwise it will not be recognized

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I was wondering if you *have* to use the original stylus on a Portege M200 or if you can use any stylus. I read something about the included stylus having a magnetic tip, so I'm not sure wether the touchscreen on a tablet PC is basically the same as a touchscreen on let's say any PDA or a Nintendo DS.

I'm asking because I'm about to buy a second hand M200 but it doesn't include the original stylus. Thanks in advance!

Answer:Do I need original stylus on Portege M200?

Usually you should use the same, compatible part with your notebook.
Fact is that an Port?g? M200 stylus supports two different buttons;

_Pen button_ ? acts as the clicking of the tight touch pad control button.

_Eraser button_ ? You can use this button as an eraser when using the application software for graphic. The application software for texts enables you to select and delete characters with one-touch action.

So if you think you don?t need these two buttons then you can use another stylus.

Bye

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Hi,

I have recently been given a Portege M200 by a friend, however the operating system has become corrupted (thus why i was given it)

I have i copy of windows xp that i would like to install but have the quite major problem of the M200 series having no cdrom or floppy drive :(

I have a usb cdrom but have descovered that the m200 doesnt support booting from usb either.... and without having an operating system installed can find no way around this.

I have noted that it does support booting from a network, but have no idea as to how to get this to work.

I was wondering if anyone knows how network booting works? or failing that if anyone can think of any other way to get a OS installed onto this pc that would be great.

thanks in advance to anyone who can help

Luke

Answer:Window installation on Portege M200

> have i copy of windows xp that i would like to install but have the quite major problem of the M200 series having no cdrom or floppy drive

Yes, this is very annoying!

> I have a usb cdrom but have descovered that the m200 doesn?t support booting from usb either.... and without having an operating system installed can find no way around this

The booting from the USB CD/DVD rom is not possible. If you want to boot from the CD/DVD drive you will need one which can be connect to the PCMCIA 16bit or cardbus (32bit) port.

> I have noted that it does support booting from a network, but have no idea as to how to get this to work.

Yes this is possible but very complicated because you will have to install the RIS server on the second computer! I don?t think you have enough experience to do something like this.

Maybe you could take a look into this thread:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=19232&messageID=70382
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=100028&#100028

Bye

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I do have an M200 with external Slimline COMBO DVD drive PX1055E-1NST.
I have upgraded to VISTA and needs to reinstall the devicedriver. Where can I find a driver that works with VISTA?

Answer:Portege M200 with external DVD drive

Hi

You drive is connected to the PCMCIA slot. Am I right?
Unfortunately, at this time such drivers don?t exist! :(
I didn?t find any on Toshiba driver page.

Try to search for any 3rd party PCMCIA drivers for Vista. Maybe you are lucky.

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Hi there,

I recently purchased a used Portege M200 and I'm having trouble installing an operating system.

The situation: I got the notebook with a basic trial version of win XP home which I couldn't use. It wouldn't boot from the external usb dvd drive which I bought so I installed a linux system by switching hd with a friend's laptop and installing it via this machine (this method doesn't work with windows though).

After reading many articles by people who encountered the same problem I decided to go and try to boot from an sd card, which would offer various possibilities to install windows.
I tried many things but yet couldnt boot from sd.
I use a 2GB Panasonic class4 SD card.

- The toshiba sd-utilities (afaik) only work on toshiba windows machines, so they're no use to me
- People said that placing an image of a boot floppy on the SD, naming it $tosfd000.vfd or $tosfd00.vfd (tried both) would do the trick, but no.
- When switching the boot order to FDD->HDD->... or using the third option in the toshiba boot screen the green led next to the card reader will flash once, but afterwards directly boot the linux from HDD.

Specifications: Toshiba Portege M200, 2ghz, the bios is ACPI v.3.01 (which is a little confusing since the most recent version i found for the portege is 1.8)
could it be that someone messed up the bios by installig a version that is not compatible with my laptop?

any help much appreciated!

Answer:Can't boot Portege M200 from SD-card

Hi there,

really strange case, but one of the first suggestions would be to try another SD card because it could be that the card is not recognized properly.
A good idea would be to try some transcend cards.. but just try another card and give a feedback if it worked.
Would be really interesting if it works..

Cheers

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My 60GB Toshiba hard drive failed in my Portege M200.

I tried fitting a hard drive I had in my old laptop a 30GB Hitachi hard drive but the laptop doesn?t seem to recognise it. Does it need a Toshiba hard drive or is the laptop dead, when I put the hard drive in I get invalid boot disk message.

The old hard drive goes to a blue screen then reboots laptop.

Answer:Portege M200 - hard drive failed

No it must not be Toshiba HDD only. I found the list of some compatible HDDs for this old Portege.
You can use follow HDDs:
- TOSHIBA HDD2193B
- TOSHIBA HDD2171B
- TOSHIBA HDD2184B
- TOSHIBA HDD2194B
- HITACHI G8BC00014410
- HITACHI G8BC00014610
- HITACHI G8BC00015610
- HITACHI G8BC00014810

Anyway, when you try to use new HDD set BIOS to default settings and check if new HDD will be recognized properly in BIOS settings.

Is old HDD recognized properly in BIOS settings?
Have you tried to install OS using old HDD?

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I am wanting to re format my 4 year old M200 using the original recovery disks (4 of).
The recovery.txt file stored on the first disk advises me of a process to do this but also states that "this utility will not work if the drive has been formated or converted to NTFS".

My C drive is NTFS and the recovery process does not work.
I am unable to find any other literature or help files on the disks to advise me what to do.

I would be greatfull for anyone who has experience with this issue who can advise me on the correct process to run my recovery disks on a drive formated as

NTFS.

Answer:Portege M200 recovery process does not work

May I ask you what notebook do you have: is it a Satellite M200 or Port?g? M200?

How did you try to recover the notebook?
Did you try to boot from the CD?

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I literally have a bug (little insect) that crawled up behind the screen on my M200, which has subsequently died -so rather than dead pixels I have a dead bug - is there a way of removing the sensitive screen to clean behind it and replace it without damaging it?

Nev

Answer:Portege M200: How to remove the screen to clean behind?

Hi

I wouldn?t recommend removing the screen and to open it.
The screen is a one of the most expensive parts of the notebook.
If you have no experience in such procedures it it?s possible that you will damage the whole display.

However, I think the display is fixed with some screws which you will find at the screen frame. But in your case I would recommend contacting the service to remove the dead bug.
The guys have more experience and can remove it faster.

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Hi,

I already used the recovery DVD long time ago but now it won?t start. Instructions tell to:
1st insert the disk
2nd turn the pc on while keeping the C key pressed
3rd follow the instructions which are appearing on the screen

I tried as described but nothing happens and windows start normally. I also tried to open the DVD when the pc was on and I can see the files but can?t start the process.

Can anybody help me to solve this problem?

Answer:Cannot start recovery installation for Portege M200

Hi there,


have you tried booting from the DVD? Obviously u can see the files on the DVD but maybe you need to change the boot order so it boots from the DVD instead. To do this, restart the computer then press F2 when you see the Toshiba logo on the screen while booting up (F2 or whatever key it tells you to press to enter the setup).

Within the BIOS setup go over to the boot order and swap the CD/DVD with the HDD so that the CD/DVD is at the top of the list. Go over in the BIOS menu and Exit Saving Changes and the computer will restart. Hopefully the recovery DVD should now boot, if this works and upon completion of all installations go back into the BIOS menu and follow the same instructions to change the CD/DVD back to second, and put HDD back to the top of the list.


Hopefully this answers your question.

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Hallo,

I've got a Portege M200 and I want to change the batterie of the BIOS but I dont know where it is!

Can anybody help me?
Thanks!

Answer:Portege M200 - How can I exchange the BIOS battery?

Hello

The BIOS battery is placed on the mainboard and to exchange it you must remove a lot of parts and screws. This is a little bit tricky and therefore you should have experience in notebook disassembling.

If you want a new BIOS battery you should contact the nearest authorized service provider. The technicians can do this for you.

But why do you want a new battery? The battery will also be charged if you have the AC/DC adaptor connected.

Bye

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Hi,

I bought a Toshiba M200 with 1GB memory. I had a problem with slow and freezing applications so I decided to add 2GB more of RAM.
The vendor where I bought my laptop told me that it's max capacity is upto 4GB. I just would like to ask if that's true?

Another is, what could be the reason why it won't start up if it can be upgraded to upto 4GB? Would I need a BIOS update or is it the RAM I bought which has compatibility issue.
Another point though, the 2GB that I bought works perfect when inserted but when it is inserted together with the 1GB RAM, that's the time when my laptop won't start up.

Both are KVR667D2S5 Kingston. Don't know if that would help.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Portege M200 Upgraded from 1GB to 3GB memory - pc won't start

You posted under Satellite category. Are you sure your notebook is one Satellite notebook model.
Please check the label on the bottom side and post us exact model name and model number.

BTW: if you have Portege M200 it can be upgraded up to 2GB only.

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My power light on my Portege M200 flashes amber 10000110 ( or _ . . . . _ _ . in Morse) what does it mean?

It starts to flash when I try to power on and will not finish until I take both battery and power supply out.
It will flash even if I start without battery!

Answer:Flashing power light on Portege M200

Hello

When the notebook has a problem with power supply (board electronic), sends hexadecimal code.
In your case there are two problems:

- To know what this code means you must know exactly how to read this code. The binary code must be converted to the hexadecimal code and then you could compare the code with the description in the maintenance manual.
- Maintenance manual is not a public document.

Unfortunately there is nothing you can do alone. please contact nearest Toshiba authorized service provider and let them check your notebook.

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Dear All,

I need a copy of the original restore disc for a Portege M200 Tablet pc.
Just found out that Toshiba doesn't sell these discs any more. (?!)
Too outdated... I am in deep trouble!

Can anybody help me please? Anybody has one?

I tried ebay but no succes for me.

Thanks in advance.

A desparate M200 owner in Holland.

Answer:Need restore disc for Portege M200 tablet pc

Hello

It is really stupid situation. I do not have such media but maybe you should contact nearest authorized service provider. Maybe they have such CD.
I don?t have much experience with tablet PCs but until you wait you should try to install WXP Professional and all offered Toshiba drivers, tools and utilities.

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Hello.

I have a Toshiba Portege M200 laptop (Model No: PPM20A-00LG4). Three years ago I ran the product recovery program and discs to get a clean XP Pro installation. I then loaded all the service packs from the internet. Everything worked fine and the laptop perfermed very well.

Recently the laptop was quite slow, so I decided to do this again.

I have booted the laptop from the recovery program on the external CD-ROM drive. It reformatted the HDD etc. I then installed the four quantity Product Recovery CD-ROMs, as prompted by the on screen installation menu and the laptop appeared to accept these. Then when promted to "remove disc from drive and press any key" the laptop reboots but just displays a white blinking curser against a black screen, for hours. Nothing happens.

After pressing any key to reboot, the Toshiba flash appears with the various boot sources, the HDD is first, then just the blinking curser. I have tried to re-boot the laptop but get the same routine and then the blinking curser.

I would really appreciate any clues for diagnosis.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Answer:Portege M200 won't install Product Recovery.

Hey,

The blinking cursor means that the operating system can?t be started. For me it sounds like that something went wrong during Windows installation.

I would recommend reinstalling Windows again so boot from Toshiba recovery disk and follow the screen instructions. With other words do the same steps as you have already done and check what happens.

Such things that installation doesn?t work properly can happen without special reason. So don?t worry and just test it again. ;)

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hello
i don't see any com ports on the device manager when i connect the replicator port 3+

My external device doesn't see the com ports too.
Do i have to install a special driver ?

Answer:Portege M200: No COM-ports after Replicator 3+ connection

Hi

did you have com-ports availaable before you attached the Portreplicator 3+?


If I remember correctly, the M200 is legacy free which means that no ISA-bus is built in.
The serial port is normally hooked up on the ISA-bus.

BR

Tom

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So I've bought a pen for M200 and reinstalled the operation system.
Now I have M200 with Windows XP Tablet PC edition, a Screen Rotation utility and Pen Button utility. Now Pen Buttons work fine with my new pen, but the screen itself doesn't. I mean, the pen doesn't work with the screen.

I have a Mice and other pointing devices menu in Device Manager and it consists of the following sub-menus:

HID-compliant mouse (Random DELL mouse I'm using)
PS/2 Cimpatible Mouse (?)
--------

I believe there must be something else..
Please tell me, forum, what drivers should I download to make the pen work?

Answer:Portege M200 - Pen doesn't work with the screen

Wait a moment. Do you use original Toshiba recovery image (operating system) or you have installed your own version?

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Hi

I recently tried installing VM Player on my Toshiba M200. When I rebooted my machine I found my network connections did not work. I tried to uninstall the VM Player but it failed half way. As the program had created a number of virtual network connections which I could not delete I went into the registry and delete 20 or so entries I thought where related.

I rebooted and found my HID Keyboard and Wireless devices not functioning. So I began using the softward ketyboard to try and fix the problem. I was able to reboot and login using the software keyboard until I did a restore to last normal boot setting. At which point, instead of getting my login window I get a message box asking me to press Ctrl-Alt-Del. When I do so using the software keyboard I get another window saying because of security I should press the Windows Security Key instead of the Ctrl-Alt-Del. When I press the Windows Security Key Button on the bottom right side of the screen nothing happens.

What can I do. I have also tried attaching a USB CD drive (Philips) but cannot get the notebook to boot from it. I get an error message (so I have got it looking for CD boot drives) saying the notebook cannot find the drive. The CD lights up during bootup but only for a sec.

I am desperate so please let me know what options I have or what I can do about this. The physical keyboard works during the bootup until the Windows first booting screen appears. No Caps lock or such working by the time I get to the ... Read more

Answer:Portege M200 - Keyboard is not working and I can't boot from CD/DVD

Hi

A long story about your issue... I think the reason of this is why you have deleted some registry keys. If you delete something in the Windows registry you should really know what you do. You can damage the complete Windows system!
So I think this is the reason why the keyboard doesn?t anymore.

In the user manual I have founded that the CD-ROM booting option is only available with optional optical disk drive.
So for me it sounds like that your USB CD drive is not compatible to the notebook?

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I recently bought a Tablet Multi Dock for my m200, but have the problem that the pen buttons on the right hand side of the screen get randomly triggered during normal use when docked. I tried new drivers for my USB mouse, tried different USB ports, but it still happens.
Any ideas?

Answer:Portege M200 - Pen buttons triggering randomly

Hi

It is not easy to say what the problem can be. I don?t think that it is a usual problem and I don?t think that is the USB problem.
It will be interesting to know if this happened always or just when the unit is docked.
Furthermore I recommended updating the Accelerometer Utility and Mobile Extension.

Bye

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