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Tecra M3 - Stucks at the Toshiba screen

Question: Tecra M3 - Stucks at the Toshiba screen

Hello everyone,

I am trying to use the Product recovery disk on my Toshiba Tecra M3, however it does not seem to do anything.

I have inserted the disk, turned off computer > started computer again pressing F12> i get the enter HDD password which i do sucessfully> after which it seem to get stuck a a screen with TOSHIBA and all devices icons. after which it does not do anything....

does anyone have any idea on what to do next? or how to use the product recovery disk?

any help is appreciated. Thanks.


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Answer: Tecra M3 - Stucks at the Toshiba screen

Hi nmirza,

Does your notebook always hangs on this Toshiba BIOS screen or only if you try booting from Toshiba recovery disk?

Maybe your recovery disk is scratched and you should try another one?

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Hi guys. Apologies if this had already been raised but I need to get my laptop working.
I cannot get past Toshiba welcome on Windows 10. I am not able to work due to health issues so money is tight but have been quoted early ?100 to repair. Anything I can do myself, please??

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I have a Toshiba Portege Z930-D3S laptop. I wanted to run a system recovery and did everything exactly as in the manual page 4-24, Section System recovery Options. The tool told me that the recovery partition is empty (or something like this) and the recovery cannot be performed. I definitely did not erase it and do not how it can be. Then there was an option to erase sdd and I thought that this might help (don't ask me why) and that the tool would erase everything but the recovery partition. So, I chose it.

Now I have the frozen screen with "Toshiba Leading Innovation" and cannot enter any menu neither by pressing 0, nor by holding F8. I cannon restart the laptop, it seems that it simply fall asleep when I press the power button.

Please, help me to recover the system.

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Hi all,Has anyone got the service manual for this laptop or know how to remove the screen?The rubber gromits which usually have screws under don't have any screws under.Their are clips on the side which appear to be for the top of the case cover.The screen goes back enough to make me believe that detaching the screen from the base is not necessary.Any ideas?

Answer:Toshiba Tecra A10 screen replacement

This may help - or not click here

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When I turn on my Toshiba Tecra S1 laptop I get no screen, I can hear windows start up but continue to get a black screen. When I connect a seperate monitor to the laptop I get my desktop and can operate laptop with no problem, just cannot get a screen the laptop, can anybody help! Thanks!

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I'm rebuilding a Toshiba Tecra A6. I have installed a new HDD and have run the installation disk. Unpack was successful. Now unable to complete the installation. Laptop is freezing on the XP splash screen during boot.


Answer:Toshiba Tecra A6 freezing on XP splash screen

t boot:
What were the circumstances that necessitated a new HDD & re-install?

Which XP & service pack?

What are the capacities of the old & new HDDs?

Are you installing XP from an operating system CD or a Toshiba recovery disk?

Did you run diags on the new HDD? Brand, model & model # please.

Is this the first boot of the install?

During the install, did you select quick format? If so, run install using the non quick format. During the non quick format, install runs chkdsk, which looks at the HDD for bad sectors, before installing XP.


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If you happened to read my previous post I received an old but seemily stable Toshiba Tecra S1. I have done some upgrading such as SP2, anti-virus, etc. Plus I have installed Office 2003 and it works fine. All connections including USB ports are in working order as is the DVD/CD-RW drive.

I was using this laptop over the weekend at a friend's house and one time I walked away and when I came back I had an 0x7E error. There has been no BSODs prior to this occurance. I wasn't able to read the minidump until I got home and it pointed to the ACPI.sys.

After researching it could be caused by:

1. Overheating (which was my first guess) as the driver attempts to throttle back the cpu because of heat.

2. Harddrive failing.

3. Driver controllers failing on the motherboard

* I have never had this error before and I was wondering what I can do to determine the exact cause. I have very little knowledge about laptops.

* Also, I have been wanting to diagnose the harddrive fitness since I have gotten it. Toshiba does not provide their own utility but suggests Hitachi's offering. So I burned an ISO disk with no errors but when I go to use the disk I keep getting a search error. Thw windows closes so fast I can't read what else it says.


Answer:Toshiba Tecra S1: ACPI.sys Blue Screen

Hi Route

Since you'll know what the Error Code means I don't have to list that like on other posts and you'll know that the ACPI.sys file is the Windows Power Management File if this is mentioned in all MiniDumps then I believe it is very much Hardware Related.

When testing my Laptop HDD I tried a few Different Tests even though I had Hitachi before that HDD died, I used the WD Test that is pretty good, I tried about 3 but can't remember the other I used after this I built up a Picture and worked out that it was my HDD that had gone.

I think Speedfan has a SMART HDD test built into the Program which seems pretty reliable as well, I found it shows Results that near as makes no Difference are the same as other SMART Tests you could have ago with that as well.

Have you been Monitoring your Temps?

If so could you post them, I have a Good Range set for Laptop Temps having seen Quite a Few.

Oh and Also did you get the New HDD or have you left it for now?

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Hello there,the problem is quite straightforward the screen is pink with twice the image on top of it,i do not got a picture to present atm,in external monitor the view is proper.

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When I turn on my moms computer the screen stays black and I get 3 beeps (3 short 1 longer) then pause then 3 short beeps and it just keeps doing that.

Can anyone guide me here where to start...She LIVES on her computer and is lost without

Answer:Solved: Toshiba Tecra S1 - Black Screen followed by beeps

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I was watching a movie on WIN DVD and my TECRA M2 froze I restarted it, I noticed blue vertical lines on the windows loading screen and then the screen went white, I restarted the pc and it gan't get past the toshiba screen just black screen. Some folks told me it's the VGA others the Hard Disk. What do u think?

Answer:Tecra M2: Vertical lines appeared and can't get past the Toshiba screen


For me it looks definitely like the graphic card malfunction!
This is really bad because mostly the whole motherboard must be replaced! :(
But to be 100% sure the diagnostic test is needed.

I think you should contact the ASP in your country. Explain the guys the situation and ask for details.

Maybe your warranty is valid?? In such case all replacements would be done fro free!
Usually the warranty should be valid for 24 month if you have registered this notebook on the Toshiba page.


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when 'switching on', the Toshiba splash screen appears, then nothing else happens. Any key pressed after that, just makes a constant beep. I purchased the machine from a dealer, 2nd hand (?500) with XP Pro pre loaded, all updated etc, everthing worked fine till switching it on yesterday. This is my first laptop, and first time using this forum, 'be gentle please'

Answer:Tecra M1: boots to Toshiba splash screen - then constant beep!

Hi Alan,

Press the ESC key as soon as the Toshiba Splash screen appears and you should see the BIOS progress screen. This may give you a clue as to what is happening.

Please post back the results.


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I just bought the laptop (x770-11c) from amazon warehouse (refurbished, like new) Turned it on, and it's just been looping and repeating this "Now Rating System Performance".
The loading bar gets to the end, then restarts from the beginning. It's been doing this for a least 2hours....

Surely rating the performance isn't important. What should I / can I do? Shall I continue to let it runs it's course?

"Finishing the installation may take several minutes. Please do not interrupt or shutdown the computer!"

Why is it doing this anyway? What is it struggling to install?

Please HELP

Answer:Qosmio x770-11c - Toshiba Configuring System stucks in loop


I think you should shut down the notebook pressing the power button 4 sec long.
Then wait 30 sec and power up the notebook once again. Press F8 to start the Advanced boot menu.
Here choose Repair my Computer and then Toshiba HDD recovery.
Now you should be able to start the recovery process again.

Good luck

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Hi All, I have a g560 laptop which i bought just a month ago and use it for my study and entertainment purpose. I have noticed that sometimes when im using the laptop for more than 2-3 hrs. It starts giving me white screen. Lets say for ex. when the screensaver is supposed to come up, I get a white screen or when I am shutting down the white screen flashes for two times or when I turn the pc off, Its stuck at the white screen even though the laptop is off. The only way I can get the screen is off is by taking the battery out and then put the battery back in. In the past one month I've got this issue multiple times. Any help would be really appreciated. I work for a branded computer manufacturer myself but bought a LENoVo because my brother has been using a lenovo since the last three years without an issue.Thanks in advance

Answer:Stucks at white screen

Maybe you need to update your BIOS. BUT WAIT!! If you do that, do it under DOS.
Please, look from this:
Also, you can call Lenovo's support.

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My system had issues where I could not get into system restore as it was not showing up
so went to msconfig and I went to advanced startup and chose to start in diagnostic mode and on reboot it now just has a light blue screen.

I can move mouse around and there is no login box?

I tried reboot and hitting F8 but no luck.
Is there another bypass for this?

Please help!

Answer:Portege Z10 stucks on blue screen - cannot log in

Switch on the computer, press and hold the "F12" key while the Toshiba logo appears.
Alternative you can press and hold the "0" key to access the recovery option.
Choose "HDD Recovery" and confirm by selecting "Yes" that you want to enter the system recovery.

More info:

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I use windows 7 ultimate x64 for a long time.
suddenly, after i switch user, screen stucks .This is the screen that it stucks in (for example):

If I change user after a shirt time it doesnt happen, but if I switch after a long use ,it stucks.

What is the reason?How Can i fix it?


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I don't know if it's an OS problem or idk anything at all just everytime when i try to boot it up i only see the logo (i can enter BIOS) and then everything turns black, i neither know how this happened or when? i just wokeup and couldn't start my PC. im running windows 10 pro on my machine

I think it's an OS problem. please help me out, i really need the PC running

intel core 3

geforce gt 640

4gb ram

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I recently sent my laptop (Equium A300D-13x) back to Toshiba to be repaired as it was overheating and cutting out.

It came back today and when I turned it on I got the screen where I was asked if I wanted to go into safe mode or start Windows normally.
Then it goes to a screen where it says, *Finishing the installation may take several minutes.

Please do not interrupt or shutdown the computer!*

I've been waiting all day now and I'm still stuck on this screen.

Has anyone had the same problem? And if so, how can I fix it?

Answer:Equium A300D-13x stucks on installation screen


I?ve recovered my notebook many times and the installation went always troublefree.
But of course such installation issue could happen always and I think you should simply repeat this procedure.

If you don?t have Toshiba Recovery disk then try to recover the notebook using the HDD recovery option.
Just press F8 while notebook powering up.
Then choose ?Repair my computer?. Then a new window will appear and you could select the new option called Toshiba HDD.

Check it out!

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Hello, when I turn on or restart my laptop (Compaq 6730b, OS Win7 64 bit), it begins to start, but after a few seconds it  stucks on screen with HP logo and label "Press the ESC key for startup menu". After that begin to flash NumLock and CapsLock diods on laptop - maybe two or three times. But nothing happens, although I press ESC or any other key. Only I can do is to turn off laptop and try it again, sometimes many times on an on till OS starts properly. I have permanently plugged in many peripherals - external monitor, external keyborad, mouse, webcam, speakers and I have laptop permanently plugged in charger. Maybe this facts could be cause of the problem, i guess, because when I turn laptop itself without any peripherals, this problem didnt appear. I'll be very thankful for any advice to solve this unpleasant problem. Thanks a lot. Regards miiichal

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I have a problem with my pc the last 2 Days... It starts really slow.. First it freezes at starting window screen for 15 minutes about.. After this when I select the user it stucks again and show the blue background only with the cursor. When I finally press the code it takes another 10 minutes to finally open but I can't use it because it freezes whatever I press! In safe mode does the same thing but it stucks when loaded : classpnp.sys. My computer before 3 days opened in 1 minute.. No program starts with the start up all are disabled exept nvidia sound and my antivirus avast. I have tried everything to fix it but I can't.. Please help if u can

Answer:Windows 7 start really slow and after it stucks in home screen

Quote: Originally Posted by telis80

I have a problem with my pc the last 2 Days... It starts really slow.. First it freezes at starting window screen for 15 minutes about.. After this when I select the user it stucks again and show the blue background only with the cursor. When I finally press the code it takes another 10 minutes to finally open but I can't use it because it freezes whatever I press! In safe mode does the same thing but it stucks when loaded : classpnp.sys. My computer before 3 days opened in 1 minute.. No program starts with the start up all are disabled exept nvidia sound and my antivirus avast. I have tried everything to fix it but I can't.. Please help if u can

Try running the Windows System File Checker (SFC)
Instructions: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
If that doesn't help, try doing a full scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware: Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware download
Note: Uncheck the checkbox at the end of the installation titled "Enable free trial of Malwarebytes PRO"

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Hello all,

I recently decided to upgrade the Memory in my lovely laptop.
I went online, found suitable RAMs and ordered.

What i got are 2 of these:

Installation is very easy, but as soon as i turn on my laptop, it stucks in a black screen with a white underscore upright.

I guess its a incompatibility problem ?
Could you please help me out?

Thank you.

Answer:Satellite L675-10T stucks in a black screen after new RAM upgrade

I think you are right? it looks like the modules are not fully compatible even if the online dealer page says they are?
You can remove the new RAM modules just to check if the notebook would boot up properly? I guess the unit will power up correctly?.

Solution??? Use another RAM modules? I made good experience using Kingston modules? they could be a little bit expensive but I think they should work properly.

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i cannot log on at all!? Brand new laptop too!

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I have a Satellite Pro C850-1FN and for some reason it gets stuck in a Preparing automatic repair screen on bootup. It will sit with the text on the screen and then after about 8 minutes a blue screen will show talking about a problem and then the PC re-boots.

The cycle is then continued.

Any ideas greatly appreciated.

Answer:Satellite Pro C850-1FN stucks in Preparing Automatic Repair screen


It looks like the automatic repair isn?t possible.
Did you try another option ? HDD recovery?

The HDD recovery procedure would start new system as well as driver installation and would set the notebook back to factory settings.

I think if system repair isn?t possible, your next step should be the HDD recovery.
In case the HDD recovery would not work too, then you should use the Recovery disk.

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Dear supporters,

Model: Satellite L775D-10W
OS: Win7 64 bit
Problem: The booting procedure gest stuck after "Windows loads data" and a progress bar undertitled with "Microsoft Corporation", resulting in a black screen and a moveable mouse cursor.

The same problem occurs everytime...
pressing F8 >> all options (icluding safe mode) >> boot gets stuck
Booting from Win7 64-bit DVD >> boot gets stuck
Booting from Win7 64-bit DVD >> all options >> boot gets stuck

Is it likely that the graphic card is broken or that the corresponding driver is not fitting anymore?

Thank you for your time in advance!



Answer:Satellite L775D-10W - Boot stucks: Black screen + mouse cursor visible

Graphic card problem might be possible but in such case the POST (power on self test) would not be passed and in my opinion it would not be possible to access the BIOS.

However, this is just a theory?
Try to boot the notebook using some Live CD like Linux

I would also recommend you to start the advanced boot menu. (pressing F8) and to choose Repair my Computer option.
Then choose ?Toshiba HDD recovery?

This option would recover the notebook back to factory settings.

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Question: Toshiba Tecra A3


I need some help please!

I have a Toshiba Tecra A3 laptop and it keeps shutting down.

It starts and after Welcome logo and antivirus and wirelss icons appear, it shuts down.

I looked up Google, and all i found was that the cooler might be dirty.It is not.
After 5 shut downs it runs perfect. I cannot explain it.
can u help me please ?

Thank you.

Answer:Toshiba Tecra A3

Hello ritter2881 & welcome to TSF

Just to rule out Windows as the probable cause. Go To: Command prompt and type: sfc /scannow. Insert XP CD if prompted.
Post back.

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??? ???????? ??????????? ????? ???? ????????? ? ?????? ?????? (?? Windows XP). ?????? ??? ????????? ????? ???????? Toshiba ?????? ?????? ????? ? ????????? ??????? - "Resume Failure and Press any key to continue" ? ??????? ????? ????. ??????? ?????? ???????? ?????????? ?? ????, ???? ????? ? ?????? ?? ?????????? ??????. ?? ???????? ?? ? ????? ?? ? ??????. ??????? ????????? ??? ??? ?????? ? ??? ???????? ????? ???? ?????? ?? ????. ???? ? ?????? - ??????? ???????. ??????????, ????? ??? ??????????? ? ????? ?????????, ??? ?????? ?? ?????? ? ???? ?????? ???????????? ?????? ???? ?? ???? ??? ????? ??????? ????? ???????? ? ??? ?? ??? ??????????. ??????? ?????????? ?? ????? ??????? ?????.

Answer:ноутбук toshiba tecra a8

Was removed when the laptop battery in sleep mode (OS Windows XP). Now when you turn after the cutscene Toshiba gives black screen and the following inscription - "Resume Failure and Press any key to continue" in the upper left corner. Pressing any result does not give the laptop hangs and nothing is going to do. Not loaded either with screws or with disk drives. Attempts to run it without memory and without a hard drive also did not give. Playing with the BIOS - the zero option. Tell me, can anyone encountered this problem, what to do now with this pile of scrap metal? Just do not know what could cause this problem and how to get rid of it. Thanks in advance for any useful advice.Translated with Google Translator.

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Question: Toshiba Tecra S1

Have read many posts and tried what was suggested. I pulled the 2 memory modules and cleaned the contacts with an eraser. I inserted only one of the modules at a time, switching slots etc. and then powered it up each time. Once with only 1 module installed, I got the WINDOWS XP startup screen (with the moving bar below) and then the Toshiba Splash screen appeared and then the screen went blank again. Seems like the hard drive starts up and then stops. The DVD drive seems to respond with a low clicking sound. I hear a couple chirps/clicks from the hardware but no beeps whatsoever.

I'm guessing bad RAM. I will try with some new RAM later when I get some.

Since I did get the machine to sort of startup once, am I safe to assume the BIOS and Motherboard are okay ?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Answer:Toshiba Tecra S1

I would say failing hard drive

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have an old tecra m3 running xp home just had to re-instal xp home , need to find driver for the wifi it is pa3362u 1mpc can anyone please direct me to a good site to download it many thanks john

Answer:old toshiba tecra m3

Here you go: Intel PROSet Utility and Wi-Fi driver updates improve connection stability

And here's all your drivers: Model Content Page

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Hi all,
My Tecra M3 won't power up. When I press the power button the LEDs light up briefly and then the DC IN LED flashes orange.
11010000 The 1s being long and the 0s being short.
The user manual mentions flashing orange LEDs but doesn't say anything about this sequence, any ideas please because I'm fairly desperate to get it going again.
It does this with DC and battery at the same time and DC or battery on their own.
I have tried it with a different battery with the same results but I don't have another AC adaptor to try.

Answer:Toshiba Tecra M3 Help!

How do i load a kernel on my Toshiba Tecra M3?????????????

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my computer doesn't want to start, I've did f8 and when one by one and it gets stuck
on this

What does this means???


Thats part of the motherboard chipset, have you doing a repair on the install via putting the windows cd in and letting it boot up and then going to repair?

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Question: Toshiba Tecra A9

Hi. I have a 2007 Toshiba Tecra A9. I am not computer saavy so please excuse me. I have noticed what I am assuming is a fan on the left side of machine will not stop running lately and is hot and computer screen goes black. Took it to local computer person this weekend and paid extra for emergency fee. They cleaned machine out and blew out a lot of dust and cat hair. They found a Trojan - cleaned that up for extra. Today I came home to find fan running on full blast and hot. I don't know what to do now. Any suggestions would be so appreciated. Thank you.

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Question: Toshiba Tecra 8100

I'm someone who posted a message on this website months ago looking for the last part I thought I needed to get my computer working again.

I ended up having to buy this particular part from a parts warehouse in Singapore.

It's still not working.

What am I doing wrong?

I've spent a lot of money on this machine and it's not doing me any favors by working. That's disappointing enough. To have to wait all this time since last April to come to this point makes me almost want to give up; smash it; junk it and buy a new computer and pass it off ( in my own mind ) as having successfully fixed it.

But I didn't waste $50,000 in college tuition money at a computer/technology school ( for a degree I ended up never getting ) just so I can learn to give up when I can't figure out how to get a laptop computer working again.

On the other hand; smashing it or coming on this website to ask for help;
does't " help " my confidence either.

What am I here for then?

To vent? Maybe.

I don't know.

But just for your curiosity; what did I waste money buying for a Toshiba Tecra 8100 that didn't originally work - and parts I thought - after buying - it would work again?

A motherboard.
A Toshiba RTC ( system BIOS) battery.

And the soundboard.
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Answer:Toshiba Tecra 8100

That's a very old and low specification laptop. Personally would give up and spend the money on a laptop that already works.

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Question: Toshiba Tecra 8100

Hello - I have toshiba tecra 8100 - problem is that intermittently the
screen dims and to make it bright again i have to push the sensor button (the pin that the lid presses when you close the lid) --- sometimes i have
to push it several times ... i have to use this machine in for an exam and
i am afraid it is going to go dim on me and not brighten up - plus it makes a noise when i press this pin and i will annoy everyone in the exam room and disturb their testing. the dimming (really dim - almost black) seems to be worse when the machine has been on for a while although it can happen at any time.

i read somewhere that this is a
problem that can be resolved by cleaning the contacts on the FL inverter.
Can anyone tell me how to locate the "FL inverter" and how to open that
part on the laptop? Is it in the screen (lid) portion of the laptop or the
bottom (keyboard) portion of the laptop. Is this something I can do? I
am ok with doing things like installing hard drives, adapters, memory with
desktop machines --- but i have never opened a laptop. I would really
appreciate some help - thank you in advance.

Answer:Toshiba Tecra 8100

Just buy a new one and cut the hassles buddy.

www(dot)mpdparts(dot)com has em for the cheapest you can find around.

Same thing happend to me too, but now i have a problem with laptop heating up and fan not turning on at all, i tested it by connecting to a constant 7V DC outlet and its fine, but is just too dumb to start when CPU is hot.

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I am in need of USB\VID_138A&PID_0010&REV_0078 driver for Tecra Z40-A laptop. Running Windows 7 x64. Where can I find one?

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It's featured on a Tecra A9 with Vista.

Every time my cursor touches the top border of my screen (to close an Irfanview working tab for instance) this half transparent, dark grey toolbar descents, and rolls up again after a few seconds.

For configurating my pc, and various F-functions.

A de-activating button I can't find. It's quite irritating, how do I make it stay away? .

Answer:Tecra A9 - Toshiba utility I'd like to get rid of


Of course you can disable this feature. I did it too because I think it?s enough to see the Flash Cards if I press the FN key.

Anyway, go to start > programs => TOSHIBA > Utilities > Settings for Flash Cards.

On the second option you have to remove the mark.
That?s all! :)

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ive got a problem, this computer is starting to really be a pain. I just replaced the harddrive with a new one.
when i boot from the a drive (floppy) everything work fine ,no error messages and it shows up all 48meg of ram.
i copied the win 98 boot disk to the harddisk, format/s sysc,copy*.*
when i boot from the hard drive ( i must do this so i can swap drives to my cdrom) it gives the error "extended memory error " and reads only 16 meg of ram and will not load virtual drive. it also says that command .com and the other boot files are corrupt( this is not the case , the same files work off the floppy drive)
I just dont know what else to do , is this a bad ide on the motherboard? please let me know any and all ideas . i will gladly try them . my next step is to use an ide converter and boot up windows in my desktop and transfer it to the laptop
thankyou websurfernxs

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So I am over at my sister's place Friday night and she asked me if I would like a laptop. I said sure, let me take a look. It is an old Toshiba Tecra S1 (from about 2003) that she got from work a year and a half ago and it is actually in decent shape (for a company work laptop that has been passed on to several employees) and solidly built. I fiddled around with it for 2 days and suprisingly it is very stable.

It has the latest and last BIOS offered (from 2005) and I was able to upgrade the Intel wireless driver that was dated from 2006. All USB ports are working (unfortunately no S-Video or Firewire). It has Windows XP Pro and I was able to install SP2 without a hitch. The cpu is a 1.4 GHz Pentium M. It also has a DVD/CD-RW drive.

The only thing that I see as a drawback (besides old tech) is that the harddrive is a mere 40 GBs. I know very little about laptop hardware except the basics so can anyone suggest what harddrive I should consider concerning laptop especially in older offerings? An 80 to 120 Gig offering would be fine for my needs.

I have researched and I do know it is an IDE drive ATA-5. Will an ATA-6 drive work in this machine and the BIOS?

Also, there is only 512 megs of PC2100 RAM in a 2x256 configuration. I can upgrade to two gigs of PC2700. Will the BIOS give me an issue?

Lastly, I would love to be able to purchase a new laptop but finances are a no go and this offering will do what I need. Do you think the upgrades are worth it? Like I said, ... Read more

Answer:Toshiba Tecra S1: Upgrade?

First i would check:

Memory upgrades, flash media, and usb storage at

That will give you a accurate reading on the RAM setup and what you can do and a cost estimate.

The Hard Drive it should use any IDE hard drive that can fit into the laptop. Which would be a 2.5" hard drive not a 3.5" used on desktop PC's.

But with a new hard drive will mean a new install of Windows XP Pro. So you will need the media to install it. If you dont have one we have steps here on how to create your own as well.


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I am having trouble with a Toshiba Tecra 500 CDT running Windows 98. I have tried a couple of Wireless cards. Installed the software but the card is never recognized? I have tried the Belkin F5D7010 and also tried a Trendware 11Mbps Wireless LAN Cardbus PC Card. My wired lan cards always recognize right away. On the toshiba it makes a low pitch high pitch sound when the pcmcia cards are recognized. This of course never happens with the WLAN cards. Can anyone lead me down a path that may help to get this resolved.



Answer:Toshiba Tecra 500 CDT WIRELESS LAN

If this is W98, not W98SE, you may have a compatibility issue, many WiFi cards specify W98SE as a minimum. How about more information about the machine and the version of Windows? Also, does the PCMCIA slot work for other devices?

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How can I find if my Tecra is genuine? It has so many build problems that it may be not genuine? Small chances but just in case....


Answer:Is my Toshiba Tecra A10 Genuine?

Are you referring to the laptop itself? Or Windows?

Laptop: You can look up your serial number on the Toshiba Website all call Toshiba for warranty details.

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My TOSHIBA TECRA S1 has no display at all, I have it connected to a stand alone monitor and the laptop itself is operating perfectly, just have no display. Does anybody know if there is a way to troubleshoot the screen display to find out if it is good or bad, or what the problem might be? Thanks!

Answer:TOSHIBA TECRA S1 No Display


So when you turn it on you get nothing, could be a bad connection from the board to the screen, or the screen itself is faulty.

There are no methods to trouble shoot the problem all you can do is swap the screen from a working laptop and see if that works.

Best advice back up, format and stick it on Ebay as a faulty unit and use the money to buy a new one.


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Question: Toshiba Tecra 9100

about 1/5 times i try to turn on my laptop, it wont power up unless i remove the battery. I anyone had an idea of what the problem could be i would be greatfull.Also, if anyone has links to drivers for this machine, that too would be helpfull.thanks

Answer:Toshiba Tecra 9100

I Googled your problem and found others have had similar difficulties click here. There seems no specific cause but one item may hold the answer in the BIOS boot priority, have you checked the HD is first?If you can find nothing in the link above that helps, you could try asking on the Toshiba forums site click here

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Hi there,
i m just fed up with muy tecra and i want to give it a new high tech gaming makeover. I was thinking to change the motherboard cpu and hdd..Can you give me any ideas or advice where to start to find these components and if is it is worth it? Thanks a lot PC community the best ont he planet..:slurp::wave:

PS; OMG i love the smileis there are some really cool....>.::chef::darth: So Awesoooome

Answer:Toshiba Tecra M5 upgrade

Go new, consider Satellite P500.

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I would like to share my experiences Installing Windows 8 on a Toshiba Tecra A10 (European Modell)
The Update or Install works fine and Windows recognizes allmost all hardware, except:
Bluetooth --> use latest BT-Stack from Toshiba Support Page (v80012T_20110809_x64.exe works)HDD Crash Sensor --> Toshiba (contains TC30497500A.exe) work
With prior Versions the Driver will be installed and work, but you can't set the Protection Properties.

After installing those drivers all devices are functional.

Setup does not recognize the dual point device (touchpad and accupoint from ALPS) correctly and treats it like a standard mouse. So accu point and touchpad are both enabled and working, without Problems. But it is not possible to switch them off or do some advanced settings. Drivers from Toshiba (Windows7 or Windows8 from later Tecra modells) dont work properly, causing pauses in the mouse behavior. Accu Point is not working at all.
Original Alps driver from there home page does not work.

Try the lenovo 0kto02w8.exe UltraNav Trackpoint driver, it contains the Alps driver Release Date : 08/10/2012, Version(x86) : 8.0.1611.1xx with Installer Version(x64) : 8.100.1611.1xx with Installer for Windows 8.
It runs properly and supports the complete functionality of the hardware.

Sometimes there are minor problems with the display. Don't try to install toshiba display drivers without creating a recovery snap shot before, since it could happen that y... Read more

Answer:Windows 8 Pro 64x on Toshiba Tecra A10-139

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Hi Im new here can anyone give me step by step instructions on how to overclock a Toshibe tecra 8000.

Answer:How can I overclock a Toshiba Tecra?

overclocking notebooks is extremely foolish and dangerous. Notebook computers are not designed to be overclocked as overclocking by nature requires extra cooling.

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Most people just wouldn't understad, but for it's time this laptop rocks! It is a 266 pentium 1. I'm looking for a trustworthy site besides ebay that has a ram chip of 128 plus, preferably 160 mb. 160mb is it's maximum memory, and though it is old, i know i can find that chip. Problem is i dont shop online enough to know all the good sellers.
Can someone give me a hand to upgrade this dinasour? It may seem silly to upgrade somthing so old but hey, i want to
any help, would help


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I have two Toshiba adaptors (PA2450U and PA3282U) that also seem to work okay with the Tecra M4. Is using them with the Tecra M4 something that can be advised? Is this bad for the battery?

Answer:Using other adaptors with Toshiba Tecra M4


As far as I know the Tecra M4 was delivered with this AC Adapter:
Universal AC Adapter 15V 5A 75W 100-240V AC self-adjusting 50-60Hz - Part number: PA3378U-1ACA

The AC adapter - PA2450U uses voltage 15V 4A
The AC adapter - PA3282U uses voltage 15V 5A

In my opinion you should use the original delivered AC Adapter because in the long term the other adapters can damage the battery.


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everything that plays youtube, msn videos they're all low pitched like demonic sounded voices eeeeeeee have the latest drivers

Answer:Toshiba Tecra Speakers

Speakers do not have drivers. However, you sound card does. Make sure your Audio settings are correct. What did you last do before this occurred?

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Hi all,

I am having trouble with a toshiba tecra laptop. I cannot see the dvd rom drive anymore. I am using Windows XP professional with Office 2003 professional.

The mouse and keyboard are connnected via USB. Can anybody assist? The DVD ROM drive letter does not appear anymore thus cannot use the drive at all.


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I've just been given a Toshiba Tecra 550 CDT, which was working fine on Win 98, until its previous owner attempted an upgrade to Windows XP. (probably not very wise given its specification!) At power up, it now gives the choice of Windows 98 or Windows XP, however neither works. It just reports lots of missing files, says that Windows cannot load, and goes back to the C: prompt. Any help or suggestions on how to get it back to Win 98 would be appreciated, I have a Win 98 CD. But the computer doesn't have a floppy drive, which I think was an external option. If it was, it's now missing alas. So that may limit recovery possibilities. Also I have no documentation or drivers, so even if recovery to Win 98 is achieved I imagine that drivers for the display and the "green button" tracker are needed?Many thanks for your help, even though it's a pretty old laptop it IS a laptop!! I'd find it very useful when on the move, and the battery seems to be fine. Is there any documentation online anywhere? Had a pretty good look but only found specification sheets.

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Question: Toshiba Tecra 8100

I'm someone who posted a message on this website months ago looking for the last part I thought I needed to get my computer working again.

I ended up having to buy this particular part from a parts warehouse in Singapore.

It's still not working.

What am I doing wrong?

I've spent a lot of money on this machine and it's not doing me any favors by working. That's disappointing enough. To have to wait all this time since last April to come to this point makes me almost want to give up; smash it; junk it and buy a new computer and pass it off ( in my own mind ) as having successfully fixed it.

But I didn't waste $50,000 in college tuition money at a computer/technology school ( for a degree I ended up never getting ) just so I can learn to give up when I can't figure out how to get a laptop computer working again.

On the other hand; smashing it or coming on this website to ask for help;
does't " help " my confidence either.

What am I here for then?

To vent? Maybe.

I don't know.

But just for your curiosity; what did I waste money buying for a Toshiba Tecra 8100 that didn't originally work - and parts I thought - after buying - it would work again?

A motherboard.

A Toshiba RTC ( system BIOS) battery.

And the soundboard.
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Answer:Toshiba Tecra 8100

Try a reset... remove battery and from AC. Press and hold power ON button for 30secs at least. Put back battery back and plug into AC then Power ON as normal.
If that does not help, try it with AC only (remove the battery) or the other way around.

Also make sure to remove any peripheals from the laptop.
That new motherboard which should have its own new bios chip I don't see why its not working. o0

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Got a Toshiba Tecra laptop that is less than eight months old & it is always spitting the dummy

Have to give it to my IT guy to completely rebuild - costing me a fortune at present - this is the fifth time since I've had it

Seems to happen when I have the Australian Football League (AFL) site open in IE - message says that IE has encountered an error & must close, do I want to report it

Then when I restart the PC because everything is running real slow I get a black screen with the message "Windows could not start because of the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32|CONFIG|SYSTEM

Really appreciate any help please

Answer:Help with XP on Toshiba Tecra laptop

Have you tried doing a System Restore? Go to Start > All programs > System Tools > System Restore and try to pick a restore point prior to when the problem started.

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I'm trying to find drivers for a Toshiba Tecra S1. I went to the Toshiba site and provided the Part number and Serial number and said the combinatino didn't return to any computer. I did download search for the make a model. The site has all the Tecra listed except the S1.

This all started when the hard drive apparantly crashed. The bizzareness of this whole thing baffles me.

The hard drive crashed. I checked the system as it boots up and it doesn't recognize any hard drive. I put a windows XP startup CD into the drive and run the recovery. It asks for the administrators password and not having one, I tried three and was forced to boot up. Low and behold it boots into the hard drive.

I figure before I do too much, I'll connect to my network and back up some files. the wifi sees my network but will not connect or even ask for my password. After several attempts, I try to get it to connect by cabling it to the internet through my router then direct. I use a broadband cable IP. I can't get the network adapters to install. I tried to use the network connection wizzard and No Joy.

I looked at the device manager and see that the Ethernet Controller, PCI Flash Memory, PCI Modem, and video Controller (VGA Compatible) are enabled but the drivers are not installed.

I try to load the drivers through the wizard and it says it can't find it. I looked on the Windows CD and no joy.

Any suggestions????

Answer:Drivers for Toshiba Tecra S1

Here ya go:
There's 9 pages of drivers, so you should probably use an app like Unknown Devices to show you exactly which devices are present so you don't waste time trying the wrong drivers.
Good luck!


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Question: Toshiba TECRA 8000

Hi hope someonce can help me before i loose the plot, the above laptop worked a week ago no problems, now suddenly the HD want boot up and asking for a system disk , now i used a win98 boot up disk and still didnt access the HDHow to u access the bios system to check it can find the HD, or has anybody got any suggestionsThanks in advance Wullie

Answer:Toshiba TECRA 8000

To get into BIOS you should see "press Key name to enter Setup" Try keep pressing F5 as computer starts if you get a list choose safe mode then run System Restore. If it goes you have to press enter key for safe mode

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Question: toshiba tecra 8100


Answer:toshiba tecra 8100

Hello and welcome to MGs. I have moved your thread to the Drivers Forum.
PS. as it's normally considered to be yelling when you type in all capitals it would be much appreciated if you just type normally from now on. It's also easier to read if you do so. Thanks.

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i have a tecra s1 i have installed a internal bluetooth card but cant seem to get it to work i have all the toshiba bluetooth drivers and software installed im running windoes xp pro fresh install any help would be greatfull thanks in advance

Answer:Toshiba Tecra s1 Bluetooth

Is that a Toshiba Bluetooth card or a 3rd party card? You will have to find out the model number and make sure you have the correct driver installed for that card. I can imagine that there are several different Bluetooth cards available for that model laptop

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I have a toshiba tecra m7 s7311 with windows xp, I have not sound at all, I installed a Realtek High Definition Audio driver from toshiba/support and made it my default driver, but still no sound. under other devices I get a big yellow question mark on Modem Device on High Definition Audio Bus, I tried uninstalling this device but it comes back on as soon as I restart my computer. Does anybody has any idea what the problem might be? Help Please! P.S. I am a novice at the computer business

Answer:No audio on my toshiba tecra m7

Greetings, RR20.

You're probably missing a chipset driver or a chipset driver is corrupted. Try this: download and run the Intel INF utility, reboot, and see if your Device Manager symptoms have changed.

Be advised: this thread will probably be moved to the Driver Forum.

Welcome aboard! :major

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I recently had a hardware problem with my Toshiba S1 laptop while in France and Toshiba had it repaired under warrantly, however it was returned to me with a version of French XP Professional. I was advised that to make it English I would need to run my install Disks but having tried that I have found my disks are faulty and won't run. Can anyone tell me how I can obtain a replacement set? Can I download what I need from the Toshiba site or do I have to purchase a "replacement item" with a certain Toshiba SKU number? Any assistance is much appreciated. Thanks - Azim

Answer:Toshiba Tecra S1 installation CDs


it's not possible to download the recovery CD. You can get a new one from a Toshiba service partner (for free if you give them the faulty CD).

You can look on Toshiba's page for the nearest service center.


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Question: Toshiba tecra 8000

hi all

So as you see in the description i have a VERY old toshiba tecra 8000 and it had windows xp on it but now it has a lot of corrupted system files on it and i am trying to install xp back on it but when i try to boot it it gets through the boot process and just shows the blue and gray background and will not go any further.
Any ideas?

Answer:Toshiba tecra 8000

Are you booting from Windows XP CD?

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I'm trying to put a company image using imagex on a Toshiba Z40 via booting from USB.  For some reason the F12 Boot Menu is some strange GUI, and when I select USB it simply won't work.  I doubt its a USB3 issue.
Does anyone have any other tricks to force this laptop to boot from USB?  Running out of ideas.

Answer:Toshiba Tecra Z40 Not Booting from USB

First make sure SecureBoot is Disabled. If I remember correctly there is a setting in UEFI to enable and disable F12 for a boot menu. If that is enabled then see if changing your UEFI to Legacy or CSM boot helps.
How did you create the bootable flash drive.
From your other thread would it be possible to create a bootable Windows 8 USB flash drive with the required image and use it to boot. Windows 8 has native USB 3 drivers. You should still disable SecureBoot if you plan on imaging a Windows 7 OS on the computer.

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Hi Guys!I would like to ask for some help. I have a Toshiba Tecra M2V and I reformat it and now I lost my CD for the Drivers, can you help me find out what are the names of the Drivers that I need to install? Coz if ill go to the device manager, it wont tell me the names of the Drivers coz im using Windows XP.Thanks Guys!Hijosdelongi

Answer:Need Help : Drivers for Toshiba Tecra M2V

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Could anyone tell me the release date for the Toshiba Tecra S10-106. What would be the estimated price for this model.

thank you

Answer:Re: Could anyone tell me the release date for the Toshiba Tecra S10-106

I have already posted this in your other thread about Tecra A10.

On the Toshiba European page -> Products -> Laptops -> Tecra you can find a whole list of different Tecra models and series.

At this time I can find only the info that these notebook will be ?available soon?.

Maybe you will have to wait a little bit...

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Appreciate some assistance.

Anyone know if there is a hard drive size limit for subject laptop?

Could not find answer at the Toshiba website. It recommends only a Toshiba techie should upgrade a hd, of course.

The laptop currently had a 3+GB hd in it.

Answer:Toshiba Tecra 520CDT Laptop

That depends on BIOS' version. I guess 8.4(7.8)GB is the maximum

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Hello out there!

I have a Tecra A8-104, bought with Vista Business Edition installed on one of the two partitions.
I installed, on the other partition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and I wonder if TOSHIBA
has look after for this situation and as far as concerned TOSHIBA software utilities. (?)

Please come and share with me this.

Answer:Tecra A8-104: Is Toshiba software available for WinXP Pro x64


In my knowledge Toshiba has never delivered notebooks with Windows XP 64bit version. And therefore the Toshiba tools, drivers and utilities are not available for any 64bit OS.

But I read some computer gossips and news on different websites and possibly the 64bit Vista drivers and tools could be available in the next time.
We will see?. But don?t wait for any new XP tool renewals. XP is past?

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I need to download and installed devices drivers for Toshiba laptop(Tecra A9) for windows XP professional service pack 3. can someone please help me with the link to Toshiba drivers download page since i am having difficulty in locating the page

Answer:Solved: Toshiba Tecra A9 Drivers

should get them from here

whats the exact A9 model number

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I have a Toshiba Tecra S1 PT831C=13EZL

Yesterday I was doing some CAD work on the sofa and my lap top froze (mouse and keyboard not operational) so I put it aside thinking this would be temporary.
shortly after I noticed that there were horizontal lines flickering across the screen (from the right side to 1/4 the way across only on the right side) I thought strange, so I held the power button down for 5 sec's to power down and reboot when I rebooted the laptop screen was black no post or anything so I powered it down again and left it plugged in for the night. The next morning I power up it went through the post and I could log in but soon as desk top came up it froze. So I powered it down again and remembered the volume was off so turned the volume up and got some beep codes first 2 short 1 long and followed by 3 short and it repeats until I power off

So my first question is what are the beep codes?
and what would some things to check to sort out this problem
or is it worth it.


Answer:Toshiba Tecra S1 no post but beeps

I have the very same laptop. Those beep codes are BIOS beep codes and they are directing you to what the issue/problem is. I can't remember at this point what BIOS this laptop is using but I'll try to do a search.

Here is tutoral compiled by our very own Tedster here at Techspot that should help.

Hopefully someone like raybay can come by and give you better advice but off the top of my head it sounds like either your video or your monitor is the issue but I'm completely guessing here.

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Anyone knows how to install an SSD drive on Toshiba Tecra 8100?

Answer:Install SSD on Toshiba Tecra 8100

smartlar said:

Anyone knows how to install an SSD drive on Toshiba Tecra 8100?
SmartlarClick to expand...

Hi my friend , welcome to MG's :major

You have to read this :wave

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Hi guys,installed windows 7 on this laptop that seems to fit the spec requirements, 1.7 ghz cpu with 512 mb of ram (I will be increasing the ram to 1 gig shortly) so on the face of it seems ok. some odd thigs have happend though,the aero stuff wont work as the graphics card is 32 mb trident 2100 some drivers are not installed, the microsoft update sorts most of that out but the sd card reader shows as a base system in the device manager a driver from toshiba for xp goes in but when you insert a sd card the unit wont operate saying there are unavailable resorces so its switched off.if you try windows vista,that it will run at a desparate stuggle the sd card appears in the device manager no probs, is there any way around this as im sort of caught between vista and 7 for funtionallity which would be best any advice would be helpful.

Answer:toshiba tecra laptop and windows 7

windows 7 sytem requirementsclick here

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I screwed up some things in the registry and lost my CD drive.
Prior to that, it was running fine, with win 98.

A tech worked on it and installed Win 98 SE.
Then, it started running very slowly.
He got rid of my IR and Parallel port, to free up some IRQ's, installed my Xircom Ethernet card and got the CD working again. I'm not sure which CD controller it should need but this one has the EIDE controller configured now.

I'm looking for a source for Toshiba Tecra 8000 software and manual that came with the Tecra.
I'm also seeking ideas to speed it up.

I'd just like to have the same speed I had to begin with.

Answer:Toshiba Tecra 8000 PII 266 Problems

tecra PII 8000

There is a guy on ebay that sells a recovery disk for the tecra 8000 PII 266.
My neighbor gave me the very same model and I ,needed to dump the system my regular kill disk would not work on it for some reason. Anyway go to ebay type in toshiba tecra 8000. The guy I got the disk from is called Mr. Canada. It worked for me the only thing is that it loads windows 95. I did put XP on mine after the drivers were in place. It does have all the factory drivers. Hope this helped.

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hi guys, can anyone tell me what the best linux version to use on a toshiba tecra M1 laptop. ubuntu 9.10 works but you cant expand the display to fill the full screen, mandriva wont load,its a pain as the laptop is gutsy enough with 1.5 gb ram and a 1.86 ghz cpu but the graphics comes from a trident graphics card on the main board and an up to date driver is no longer available. Currently running windows vista home basic as graphics not capable of the aero thingy, will run windows 7 but doent load drivers for some of the components on the unit wereas vista does and all seems to work but would like to step away from windows if I could what can you suggest?

Answer:best linux for a toshiba tecra M1 laptop

This is a very simple Linux click here that I have installed on one of my lower spec machines.

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I tried pressing the "zero", F9, F10 but nothing seems to come up with the window to select factory restore.

Answer:toshiba factory restore for tecra m4 the process... However... does Toshiba use the zero ( 0 ) - or do they use the key/letter ( o ) ?The info in the above link seems to imply it's ther letter ( o ) not the number ( 0 ) or zero?

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I have a Toshiba Tecra S1. On boot-up, after POST, I get this message on a black background:
E+ Err 5!
Run Recover!

My web-searches have come up empty on this message. I am able to write an image to the hard drive, and this image works properly on 9 other Toshiba Tecra S1 laptops.

Any guidance is deeply appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Toshiba Tecra S1 odd boot error

A bad hard drive may cause this. Start here first

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I need to replace the corrupted bios but when I go to the Toshiba site the earliest Tecra listed is the A10. Could I use that for the A9 or does anyone know where I could download the correct bios. Thanks in advance.

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Hello everybody.
I need some tips or some answers, if you will be so kind.
First of all English is not my 1st language, so here goes nothing.
I just replaced a HDD for my Toshiba Tecra A3.
I installed Windows XP Home Edition.
Good. All worked fine. The next day i started my laptop, passed the XP logo, antivirus, wireless network all fine. Then it shuts down. I start it again. Same thing. After 5 times it works. And every day i must make so. I start the laptop, it shuts down, i start it again....5 times the ON button and then the laptop works.

Can you give me some advice ? i searched google but it always said it is the cooler. The cooler is clean, no dust..
Thank You

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Hello All,
I recent purchased a Toshiba Tecra M11 Laptop. When I boot it up I get no option to enter the bios nor does the Toshiba logo appear. I am thinking should I download the bios from the Toshiba website and either try to install it myself or ask a computer engineer to install it. this is the first the Toshiba laptop I ever bought without a bios. It goes straight to the windows 10 logo. The reason why I require to have the bios installed I am planning to intall to install 1TB hard drive. Going off course a bit. I have a couple of questions :-

1. What is the driver required for the webcam?

2. I have Microsoft CoA for windows 7 pro but it has Dell logo on it. Could the CoA be used with my laptop? I will also check with Micrsoft

My laptop specification

Hitachi HTS725032A9A360 320GB Hard Drive(hopefully upgrade to 1TB)


Windows 10 pro 64Bit

Answer:How do I install bios on a Toshiba Tecra M11

Hello there,I dont know russian to write in that language. I just bought Iconbit XDS73D player firmware 9788 en and would like to install Moservices and PLIMS module - it is a package of Polish IPTVs and radios TVN Player, IPLA and some other . Can anybody guide me how to do it on XDS73D?I found some info about installing Moservices but for other players , not iconbit and dont know if it works the same?Should I update the firmware first?Or maybe there is some actual firmware with installed moservices?Thanks in advance for help:

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I have a Toshiba Tecra Laptop with a 1.5 Ghz Pentium M CPU and it posts correctly and starts windows and about 5 minutes into operation the system will lock up but not completely. You can hit CTRL + ALT + DELETE and get into the task manager and check out everything, but strangely the CPU utilization is at 0% across the board for all running processes ( even when sorted ). Makes no sense that the system can be at 0% and the mouse pointer was still active. But the windows OS is pretty much worthless at this point, you cant open or close anything, but task manager is able to open.I am guessing that the 0% is a false indication of actual CPU for the fact that the CPUs fan is roaring hot with heat out the side where the cpu vent is. This vent by the way is not obstructed and blades on the heatsink are clear of lint etc.I initially thought it was a Windows corruption issue, so I popped in a Knoppix Live Linux bootable CD and started with that and it loaded Knoppix fine and about 5 minutes later Knoppix was locking up and the CPU was roaring hot with fan at full speed.Nothing changed with this laptop, just one day it started doing this and I am not sure as to why. How could a CPU overheat with the fan full speed roaring out heat??? If the CPU was shot, shouldnt it fail to run earlier on than to cook even with the fan full speed and air rushing out of the side of the computer as hot as a hair dryer???Thanks!

Answer:Any suggestions --Laptop Toshiba Tecra CPU 0%

Laptops are good at breaking fans, and PC's are great hovers. They pick up lots of dust and block their airways. Have you tried cleaning out the fans and heat sinks (particulaly the CPU related fan and heat sink).

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Can someone help please? Need to speed up the laptop, currently taking 5-6mins to start up and 2-3mins between applications.Pentium 1700MHz - 1.7GHz - 1.25GB RAMRunning WIndows XP 2002 (SP3) drive set to NTFSReplaced one of the 256 RAM with 1.0GB. Not sure if this works, but OFFTEK Ltd checked what I had installed and recommended up to 2.0GB. If I need to take out second 256 - where is it? Have run Crap Cleaner and SuperAntispywareBelieve one of the problems on start up is the number of programmes (33 listed) and need help in determining what is the minimum I need?susched00THotkey00StTHKNvCplnwiznvsysrotApointTEDTrayLTSMMSGToshHKCWTFNF5SmoothviewTPSMainTIMESRV31TIMERzCHTIMESB232TFncKyTAvdEffPRoNoMgrCFDgttaskituneshelperWrtMonLxdomonSm3023rundl32toscdspdctfmonmsnMsgrSuperAntispywareMicrosoft Find FastMicrosft OfficeMicrosoft Find Fast

Answer:Slow Toshiba Tecra M2 Series

issues now resolved

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? OS - Windows 7 Home Premium x86
? Original OS - XP Professional
? OS Type - Full retail version
? Age of system - Unknown
? Age of OS installation - 18 Months

? CPU - Core 2 Duo T5600
? Video Card - Intel GMA 950
? System Manufacturer - Toshiba
? Exact model number - Tecra A8

Please see the attached BSOD files.

Going to leave memtest running overnight for good measure.

Answer:Toshiba Tecra A8 - BSOD Windows 7 x86

Hi -

Good idea to leave memtest86+ running to test RAM.

Many of the bugchecks were 0x101 - CPU hang, so hardware failure may be the probable cause.

Regards. . .



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It's running so slow, that I can't use it effectively.
It is a 266 Mhz, with 192 Mb ram.
Bios is 9.30
It was upgraded to Win 98 SE, after I boobooed the registry and the bios was flashed to 9.30.
Since I got it back, it is so slow that I really can't use it.
It takes about 10 minutes to boot up.
I have the factory configuration CD that installs Win 95 and all of the Toshiba drivers and defaults.

What do I need to do, before trying to run the configuration CD?

Answer:Toshiba Tecra 8000-Too Slow

I think it's time for you to get yourself a new PC, my brother uses a PII 350 with 64mb RAM for his work and I often hear him yelling through his wall that it's too slow or has buggered up/crashed for some reason. Look on Ebay for a good cheap one, it sounds like you use yours for work. ANything with 256mb RAM and a processor of at least 1ghz (for value for money) will be more than capable. It could be that loads of crap has been left behind by WIn95 in the install of 98. Did you format the hard drive before you installed it?

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Was having serious issues with XP on my Toshiba, so I installed Windows 7 on there. It seems to be running fine but the wireless card does not show up in device manager.

How can I get wireless to work (Intel 2200BG I think) on Windows 7? And are there generic drivers I can use for the sound (or toshiba specific ones)


Answer:Windows 7 on a Toshiba Tecra A2 PTA20A

Tecra A2 is definitely not supported for Win7 and Toshiba will not offer drivers for this notebook model. You can try to test WLAN card functionality with Vista driver. For sound can be problematic too. Test it with Vista driver too.

Generic drivers are not known to me but you can try to check it Googling arround.

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i want to install win xp in toshiba tecra s4 vista, but i fail to do it any can direct me what to do to uninstall vista,

Answer:uninstall vista in toshiba tecra s4

Make sure you can get mobo drivers for xp before doing so. If you can,
then get a program called killdisk, its free do a google for it. That will
wipe the drive, then you can install xp. You will have to boot to the
program so you may have to adjust boot order in bios.

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A friend entrusted me with her Toshiba Tecra A2 (1.75GHz, 489MB RAM, 40GB HD, XP Pro SP1), which was suffering from the usual middle-age-terminally-slow-operating system problems, caused by badly clogged registry etc...I ensured her that I wouldn't break it, or at least wouldn't make it any worse, and she would be ?30 better off than taking it to a tech shop for them to look at.

So I did the following, standard stuff, all of which worked fine.

*Disk clean-up (from C:\ properties)
*msconfig to remove unnecessary startup programs
*Full scan disk
*full defrag
*hooked up online to run liveupdate for Norton AV
*ran a standard, basic registry cleansing program
*whilst online ran several passes of windows update, with several reboots all without error.

It then took all afternoon installing SP2, and upon reboot, it went through the usual XP-style sky blue boot screens I expected post-SP installation i.e. "please wait.............................."

then seemed to crash, reboot, and displayed the blue screen of death, and this message:

STOP: c000021a {fatal system error}
The session manager initialization system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0x000026c. (0x00000000 0x0000000).
The system has been shut down

I have since tried all other boot options (safe mode, last known good settings, etc) to no avail. I can't get into windows at all (otherwise I would just remove the SP and try again).

TBH I have no idea whether this is a... Read more

Answer:BSOD after installation of SP2 on Toshiba tecra A2

see if either of these help;en-us;156669;en-us;317189

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Hi Guys,

I'm trying to get drivers for my Toshiba laptop after a reinstall of windows and my laptop a Tecra A5 is not listed, it lists A3 and A5 but no A4.

Also a search based of the part number returns a page cannot be found.

Any ideas?


Answer:Tecra A5 is not listed on Toshiba website

Hi rob

Can you please post full model name and model number. Just on this way we can try to identify your notebook and help you.

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hi lads an ladettes just wondering if anyone got a diagram or pic of what eeprom is where the power on password is held. im pretty sure this is where it is held as i have tried all other methods. its just there are a couple of eeprom chips onboard and im wondering which one it is held on...

thank you

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My laptop has started running VERY slow. It has also started freezing and nothing resolves the issue except a hard reset. I thought I might have a virus, so I got help from Malware Removal. All the scans came up clean with no viruses, but she said that I had ALOT of programs running continuously in the background which might explain why it was running so slow. She suggested me to come here and see if you could help me, so here I am!!! We got an odd message the other day saying we didn't have enough memory for windows media player to play, and to shut down all the other programs, and nothing else was running. That time was the only time we have EVER seen a message like that. Windows media player isn't playing right, it keeps freezing and cutting itself off. The cursor has also started going biserck and floating all over the screen. It has gotten to the point that it is extremely hard to move. Scrolling down a internet page is a nightmare. It freezes when you try to scroll up or down.

I am a college student and a lot of my classes are online. This is my only computer and my instructors are not very understanding when it freezes and I can't complete my timed test. So, any help is appreciated!!!!!

Answer:Windows XP toshiba tecra laptop

I believe that you have some type of malware on your system.

I would consider backing up any important data, and performing a reformat/re-install of Windows.

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have a toshiba tecra 8000 that is running windowsxp premuimim 2001 and all the users and admin have been delting i amuseing a net book soo i can not burn any restore programs on to cd to acsess windows the wndows backdoor entrance does not work so pc advisor u are my only hope

Answer:dusty old toshiba tecra 8000 needs some help

ust press and hold "Ctrl" and "Alt" and press "Delete" twice while the Welcome Screen is displayed.
Type in "Administrator" as the username, and leave the password field blank

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I have a toshiba tecra a3 which needs a sound driver, and i cannot find it anywhere . Could somebody please point me in the direction that one may be? thank you for reading this, and even more thank you for if you help me. 

Answer:sound driver for toshiba tecra a3

I believe this is the driver you're looking for.

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my lap top wont start up its dead it wont do any thing......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Answer:hi there ive got a toshiba tecra a2 it wont start up

please provide detailed info(how,when,etc etc) of the problem to get good answers.

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Hi All,

I have a Toshiba Tecra 8200 that constantly freezes up. I find that it mainly occurs when I physically move the laptop. Any suggestions?

Answer:Toshiba Tecra 8200 Freezing

When it freezes, do you have a mouse physically attached to it? If so, possibly a defective mouse. Otherwise, I'd have to think a loose wire someplace or you're creating a horrendous amount of static when you're moving. Just a few avenues to take.

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I have a Toshiba Tecra A7,I switched to Win7 resently but the areal effect doesnt work!Please help me!

Answer:Toshiba Tecra A7 Windows 7 no Aero

I suspect you have a rather puny video card (?Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 with 8MB-128MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory
)to expect Aereo to work. And you need 1GB of RAM, I believe 512MB was standard on your notebook so an additional RAM chip may help. Remeber your video card is taking some of your RAM First.

You can check this web page to see what is required:

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Unfortnately my tecra s1 was knocked from the coffee table onto the floor, the display immediately turned white. When I rebooted there was no display at all (just black)
The computer is working as I connected it to an external display and that was fine. I tried to folow various trouble shooting guides online showing how to take the notebook apart and to reseat the display connector onto the motherboard however this did not cure the problem.

I did notice that coming from the display was a large bunch of wires going into a connector which is the one I reseated, on the right hand side of the display is a white and black wire going to a connector and a pink wire which just seemed to be floating, I could not see where it had come from. Does anyone have any ideas regarding this wire or any other tips which may help me.

Answer:Toshiba tecra s1 display problem

You may have knocked the inverter lose. It is difficult to fix, as it rests behing the screen at the bottom... and you have to remove as many as 22 screws to get to it.
Or you may have dislodged the ribbon cable that goes from the system board to the screen at a hinge point.
That is easier to repair. Remove the keyboard by removing all the screws from the bottom of the computer, then remove the bezel and other parts around the keyboard. You will find a wide flat cable that is very thin. unplug and reseat that cable and all others.
Sometimes you will get lucky. But you really need a friend or a tech who is familiar with screen problems, and all the components in the computer...
As you probably know, it costs about $150 to have it repaired because of the time involved in doing the work... and the possible parts neede.

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