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Satellite X200-15k & Toshiba DVD Players issue

Question: Satellite X200-15k & Toshiba DVD Players issue

Hi again.

I receive a e-mail from webadmin about the last release of the dvd player for my Satellite x200.
When i run the setup i receive an error message:

TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER
This application cannot be installed on this computer.
Setup will be aborted.

When i also try to play any dvd or from folder with the preinstalled TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER
I receive this:

Unable to output the video to an external device. please switch your display device by pressing Fn + F5 keys after ending this application.
I switch it to HDMI output but stil the same error. Cannot play either in my TV or my Laptop monitor

with 2 words i can either the one or other way can see any dvd in my portable unless i install an external player like NERO Show Time Lets say or play it windows media center dvd player.

Win vista premium preinstalled
satellite x200-15k

Greets

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Answer: Satellite X200-15k & Toshiba DVD Players issue

Hi

I have read about the same issue somewhere in this forum. I didn?t find the thread but I can remember that the Toshiba HD DVD player placed on the Toshiba driver page is only the patch (update).

So you will need the original Toshiba HD DVD which was preinstalled on the system to run the update.
I presume Toshiba don?t want to public the full version due to the copyrights policy.

The switching to the other external device works only if the HD DVD player was disabled. But the playing on both devices is not always possible due to the copy function.

Hope I could clarify this question. ;)

Best regards

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Hello,
I do not like windows media player and I would like to listening music by other aplications.
I'm tried to change the buttons play/pause, next, prev to other application like iTunes or winamp but I couldn't change it.

I have Toshiba Satellite A100-0467.
Could you give me an advise for that?

regards
stansfield

(sorry for my awful english)

Answer:Change toshiba assist buttons for music players on a Satellite A100-467

Hi,

which operating system do you use? Would be helpful to know. So my neighbor has a A100 too, but I ask you: where did you watched for these buttons to change?

Greets

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Hey guys!

Today i went on the toshiba hp and searched for drivers for my laptop.
I didnt think it, but there were no drivers for my notebook.

Can someone please help me ?

I searched for xp drivers! Because my Windows 7 destroyed.

Thank you very much!

Regards

Answer:No XP Drivers for Satellite X200 on Toshiba Homepage!

And how to help?
If your notebook is not supported for WXP you must try to find drivers alone googling around or visiting hardware manufacturers page.

By the way: if your Win7 is destroyed why you don?t want to install it again.
Isn?t it better to install supported OS again or search drivers for not supported OS.

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I have a Satellite X200 1AA notebook with Windows Vista Premium SP1 and I received through Windows Update the following optional updating notification:
"TOSHIBA x64 ACPI-Compliant Value Added Logical and General Purpose Device".
What device is this? What does it do? Should I install it?

Answer:Satellite X200 1AA - What is Toshiba x64 ACPI compliant?

Hello

When you check Microsoft updates you will see several optional updates for WLAN card, LAN card, Synaptics TouchPad and c64 ACPI....
I don't want to do any updates for these devices because all tested drivers are installed and this update can change something and maybe make some problems.
I have removed check mark in front of these update options. In my opinion you should do the same.

If notebook runs well (all listed components) you don't need such updates.

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I have installed HW utility, I can see its icon in Toshiba Assist but it doesnt launch. I see in task manager process "control.exe" appears for a sec. I tried launch it as admin, tried with vista compatibility but no luck. Anybody has it working under Win 7?

Answer:Satellite X200-252 - Toshiba hardware utility - cant launch under Win7

You have installed Vista version of ?Toshiba HW Settings??

I don't know if this will help but try to remove preinstalled version from the system and try to install Win7 version for other notebook model like Satellite P300. Maybe it will work.
Problem is that Win7 drivers, tools and utilities are not available for your notebook model.

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Hi,

this is what I want to do, so... please help!

I just buy myself new TOSHIBA SATELLITE X200-21K notebook, and I want to format it, and... to install Windows Vista Ultimate (Not Windows Vista Home Premium from Product Recovery DVD-ROM).

I was downloaded all drivers from...

http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/download_drivers_bios.jsp

... but I can't find "Installation Instructions" to download anywhere, so I can install it in right order, unless... if "Please click here to download manuals." is the "Installation Instructions", if not... please... where can I download that instructions!?

So... after I do this format and install new Vista Ultimate, I will not have... original TOSHIBA Tools which arrived with Product Recovery DVD-ROM, do I actually loose something with that, like... soft for Web Cam or TOSHIBA Assist or TOSHIBA Zooming Utility or Protector Suite QL.. and so on... can I go without that?

Can I install or download just this soft from elsewhere, after I install Vista Ultimat, maybe from Product Recovery DVD-ROM, but how?

Is it just Windows Vista Home Premium version that come
with this Product Recovery DVD-ROM, or... all version of Vista comes in this DVD, and You could pick which version You want to install?

I hope someone will help me with my "problem"!?

Thank You so much!

Best Regards

Answer:Satellite X200-21K - Question about installation of Toshiba drivers & tools

Hi
butter to you to remove vista ultimate and install the product CD wih all utilities and vista home and upgread for vista ultimate then you will get all Toshiba utilies

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I dowloaded severaltimes the valuespack for my Satellite x200.
By extracting I get everytime a corrupt message that the files are corrupt.

What is wrong with the file?


Thx

Answer:Satellite X200: Toshiba Vista Value Added Pack download - files are corrupt

I cannot believe this. The same version is offered for several different notebook models and obviously you have the only one with this problem. I recommend you to use some download manager. Try it again.

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Hello! I am new here but this seems to be the best way to solve my problem.

I have Toshiba Satellite X200-251. Awesome machine! SLI nVidia cards, fingerprint scanner, big screen... and harman/kardon 2.1 speakers.

I have an odd issue with these. Whenever I use them to play music there is a high chance that the laptop will "freeze". It is a specific kind of freezing - the HDD led lights up and windows freezes. What's the most annoying thing about this issue - not only I can't really enjoy listening to music from these awesome speakers but also once it freezes they keep playing about 100ms of the song over and over again. For example if I listen to Drum and Bass song it results in a looping "RRRRRRRRRRRR" coming from the speakers.

BUT!

When I use headphones, this NEVER occurs.

What could be the issue?

Thanks for help,
Vulpix

Answer:Satellite X200-251 : Sound issue

Anybody?

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About 2 weeks ago, my power adaptor stopped working, i know its an issue with that and not a fatal issue with the laptop.

I know i can buy one from here, but I dont really want to fork out for one when i could claim one.
I have got a 1 year warranty with Toshiba that has run-out and also bought 3 years extended warranty with Comet UK.
I was wondering if the Power Adaptor is covered on the warranty either from toshiba or from comet.

Any help would be appreciated.
Bought the laptop May 2008.
Extended Warranty expires May 2011.
Money is rather tight at the moment otherwise i would have already bought one for ?80 from toshiba.

Answer:Satellite X200-219 and Power Issue

In my opinion AC adapter is covered by Toshiba and you should contact or visit nearest Toshiba authorized service provider and clarify this there.
They can answer all your questions and also help with new parts order.

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I've had my X200-20S for around 18 months and a few weeks ago it broke. Turns out that the motherboard fried itself somehow..overheating, short-circuiting...i dont know.

Anyways I'm in thailand at the moment and Toshiba Thailand says that it will take 30-45 days to get a new motherboard in and get it fixed.
I'm going to university in australia in a month so that really isn't much of an option (a bit too fine timing for my liking).
I'm thinking of ordering the part myself and shipping it over here via DHL or Fed Ex, does anyone know which motherboard the X200-20S uses?

I've heard that all the X series use the same motherboard but I'm not sure and i have no idea which one.
Also, If the GPU card is soldered onto the motherboard, how can I replace the motherboard without buying a new GPU on top of it?
Can I get the new motherboard and send the whole bundle to Toshiba to fix up?

Any help would be appreciated muchly.

PS: that 30-45 days is a load of BS, I ordered my X200 from the UK to a friends house, who then shipped it via DHL to Thailand and I had it within a week of purchase. There's got to be a quicker way of getting this hardware (Thailand don't sell/support the X series laptops btw)

Answer:Motherobard issue on Satellite X200

> does anyone know which motherboard the X200-20S uses?
The X200 needs an X200 motherboard? it?s a Toshiba motherboard and must be ordered from Toshiba ASP.

If you want to know where the ASP is please check this page:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/ -> Support & Download -> Find an Authorized Service Provider

Here you can find all ASP worldwide!!
Contact some points and maybe you will get the mobo much faster!

Good luck

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Hello,


When I start my laptop Satellite X200-21R, there are three successive beep (3x) and the screen is black.


Apparently, it comes from the graphics card NVIDIA 8600GT DUAL SLI, it is defective.
This is a special graphics card mounting (SLI) with 2 x graphics card 8600 connected in parallel.

If i disconnect the parallel connection (disconnect two cards) and i can connect only one (to find the card that is dead) ?
it's possible and it's functionnal for the laptop ?


thank you for your help

Answer:Satellite X200-21R - Graphics card issue

To be honest I cannot imagine if this would be possible…
Usually any hardware change must be accepted and supported by BIOS and as far as I know any GPU modification would affect the BIOS as well as the notebook functionality.

From my point of few to get the notebook working, you would need to use exactly the same GPU chip which was built in the notebook… but this seems to be very costly affair

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Hi

I have a strange problem again with this laptop.
I have windows Vista and whenever I place it on standby (close the lid ) everything shuts down, but I observed that after 30 minutes the laptop restarts itself and stays like this till the battery goes dead.


Thanks

Answer:Satellite x200 and strange standby issue

Hello

Is ?Wake-up on LAN? option in BIOS disabled?

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Hi,

I have a X200-1AA.
It comes with the 8700GT graphics card. I Have Windows Vista Ultimate installed and the latest Toshiba drivers for this card. (NVIDIA Doesn't have universal drivers for this card).

When I connect the computer via HDMI to my Hitachi 37PD5200 Plasma screen, that can go to resolutions up to 1600x1200, the max resolution that I get is 1024x768.
I try to change settings in the Nvidia Control Panel, but there are no custom settings for the HDMI port. The software detects the Hitachi monitor, and says that it's only capable of EDTV 480p. And I can't change this.

If I connect through the VGA cable, works great, with resolutions up to 1600x1200. But the problem is that Toshiba HD-DVD player only works through the HDMI port.

If I connect a PS3, a XBox360 or my DVD player through HDMI, all the devices detect 1080i.

As anyone had this problem before?
Any ideas for me?

Thanks in advance,

Cheers,
Andre Antunes

X200-1AA
T7700 2,4Ghz CPU
4Gb DDR2
300Gb HDD 4.200 RPM
8700 GT Graphics Card.

Answer:Satellite X200 - Resolution issue on HDMI port

Hi

Very strange? I know that the Satellite X200 series supports an HDMI V1.2 (up to 1080i) standard. You can watch the HD DVD movies on internal Toshiba notebook screen with the resolution of 1080i pixel and on external Full HD TV with 1080p resolution.

I?m not 100% sure but I think this setting could be changed in the BIOS. Check it!

Your feedback would be very appreciated.

Greetings dude

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Hi everyone!

I don't know how, but I have a problem when my windows Vista starting (running)
The problem is with those file TCrdMain.exe That file is for Flash cards, end running each time when I put my PC on (with starting windows). But I see that problem: "Run time error file TCrdMain.exe", and I should click close.
I don't know where can I uninstall that program, and where, can I find that driver(Software) ( If I uninstall and then install that driver, maybe everything will be OK). That's the main problem.

And One other question...
There are so many programs with that computer(laptop), and If I want to install Windows XP for example, where can I find everything (each programs) There are maybe 10 or 15 pograms.

That will be a big problem If I change my OS. Is there a site where I can download, everything....
Thanks for the answers, nd sorry about my english skills :-)
Best wishes from Bulgaria, and have a nice day!

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Answer:Satellite X200-25G: Flash Cards issue - Run time error file TCrdMain.exe

Flashcards is part of TVAP.

Uninstall the Toshiba Value Added Package in Control Panel -> Programs and Features
Download and install the latest TVAP from the Toshiba Website.

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Hello everyone, I have a Toshiba Satellite P105-S6114 running XP. For the year that I've had it it has run great.  As of lately I haven't been able to use a CD in the DVD-R drive.  The CD tray opens, I put a CD into it, it tries to read it( I see the light turn on and hear the cd spin) but it just stops and won't recognize it.  I try to open it in "My Computer" but it just prompts me to insert a cd into the drive.  I don't know what happened in the past month to make this happen.  The catch is this.....  It will play a DVD just fine.  It recognizes it and plays it right away.  I updated the driver and even deleted the driver and started fresh.  Nothing worked. Has anyone ever heard of this?  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks

Answer:Toshiba Satellite CD/DVD issue

Could be the particular CD you put in there.However, I once had a gateway laptop need a replacement Drive put in.  Maybe someone else has a better idea.

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I have a Toshiba satellite s855-044 and am having issues with the power. I have looked up on countless forums and have been able to find people with similar issues but not the same. Basically the issue is that it will not turn on sometimes and wont show any symptoms of having power. Here is what i know about it:
1. The issue only comes up when i power off the laptop while it is unplugged.
2. None of the power indicators on the front light up, however when you look at it in a pitch black room it is VERY faintly blinking (indicator for when it is plugged in)
3. It turns back on usually after 10 or so hours of messing around with it. (Pulling plug out and putting it back in. Checking connections inside, etc.)
4. I have 2 batteries as well as 2 power adapters (chargers), trying different combinations of them do not seem to make a difference.
5. I have tried the method of unplugging and removing battery and holding the power button for around a minute, no results from that method.

If anybody could help me out it would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Issue

Have you checked the actual power jack connector? May be worth replacing it, since it's only a $10 part:
DC Power Jack w Cable Harness Toshiba Satellite S855 043 S855 044 S855 S5290P | eBay

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Opened my daughter's laptop this morning and it seems like the LCD has "dissolved" in the left bottom of the screen. There's no identation on the screen or any sign of damage. The liquid crystal just seemed "smeared" or something in the corner. Any thoughts? I'm not a technie so sorry if I don't know all the terminology... I purchased this for her for Christmas at Office Depot so it's only a few months old. Please help! Thanks mucho!
 

Answer:Issue with Toshiba Satellite Screen

The LCD screen could have been damaged by placing a heavy object on the top of the closed laptop or by bumping or dropping. It doesn't take much... The LCD panel might be under warranty. Its worth checking into. Otherwise, it is expensive to replace. They cannot be repaired
 

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I bought this new, obviously some years ago.
XP Home and all original hardware.
Gave it to my sister about 4 years ago to run to run scientific apps that won't run on anything newer than XP.
In her possession, It was not used on a network---no internet at all.

It's screen went blank but the lights on the front of the case showed it loading/booting up.
So I attached it to an old CRT monitor. As the computer booted the screen filled with a few hundred colored vertical lines but finalized with the regular background, but no icons or start menu. Right clicking on it did nothing.

So I booted to an Acronis Boot disk and installed a known drive image I made 4 years ago that I knew was good. Same issue.

I then installed the factory image from my Toshiba Install disk and, with the CRT attached, it boots up normally with no apparent issues.

I still need to check the wiring connections of the laptop monitor but at least it's still useful with the external monitor.

I'd like to hand this back to my sister with confidence as she uses it at home to do scientific data analysis for her employer.
Any thoughts on what this issue might be, have been?
SysInfo to follow.
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I have a toshiba Satellite L855-10P and my webcam was working fine until today when, during a skype video conference, it started showing black lines a bit like static and the quality decreased significantly. I used the webcam application to check if it wasn't an internet issue and the same problem occurred.

I restarted the computer and removed the protective plastic from the webcam and nothing changed. It's a brand new laptop, it's only 2 months old. Is there anything I can do to find out the nature of this problem or should I just go ahead and use the warranty?

**Edit: I changed the quality to 1280*700 and the image had great quality but when I changed it to anything lower than that quality the static came back.

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Answer:Re: Toshiba Web Cam issue on Satellite L855-10P

Have you tried to reinstall Toshiba Webcam driver?
Latest version you can find on Toshiba support page - http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp

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My house-mate recently bought a Toshiba Satellite A60 laptop machine. It appears to have a bit of an issue booting correctly.
On 60-75% of boot attempts the result is an error meesage indicating the driver for the onboard ATI display adapater could not start correctly and that the system will restart. On this second reboot the system invariably starts normally.
Any ideas on what could be the issue? Does this machine require a BIOS update?.. or perhaps it is an issue brought on by the patching of the preinstalled XP home with service pack2.

Any ideas gratefully recieved
 

Answer:Boot issue with Toshiba Satellite A60

Have you guys looked for a video driver update?
 

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Hi,

I have a sound "problem".
I'll try to explain.
2 days ago i formatted my notebook and install all drivers that here on the toshiba site, but my sound is different.

I play counter strike and the som on game, on youtube, etc, seems different with echo.
I have the same notebook, same drivers, same headphones, same windows (8.1).

Best regards.

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So, the problem started when my dad told me various recharge lights would not come one. Low and behold after opening it up I noticed the Power Pin within the DC housing was not there, in fact it dropped directly into my hand while I was opening it... So after a great deal of experimentation in trying to fix it... I have given up, if I jiggle it for a little while the lights will come on for a second... Please look at diagram for what I believe is accurate~

The connector just behind the housing... is that a ground? my limited knowledge on, on-board circuitry prevents me from repairing this myself.


 

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A75-S209 DC Issue

if you can visually seek the break, then you know where it should connect in order to repair it. You need not know the polarity. But I don't recommend repairing this yourself unless you are good with a soldering iron. Take it to a shop.
 

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Ive had this laptop for a while and it works fine, slower over time of course, but i maintain it well....I have come across an issue. Whenever i browse the internet, its reaalllly slow. Some sites work fine ( such as google or gamespot) but i cant search anything, it takes too long to load. Hotmail doesnt even come up, it jus loads and loads and loads...Ive had a virus and a trojan on my comp, scanned with 4 different programs and got rid of all the bad stuff on there...Seems to be clean, but still having the same issue. Thanks in advance for any advice or ideas

Answer:Toshiba satellite M70-SR6 internet issue

Hello,

Read the suggestion about going thru our spyware guide in your other post. This will be to ensure that the PC is clean.

Cheers,
Mak

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hey, everyone, ive been looking for similar problems but found none, maybe you guys can help.

i have a toshiba satellite m40 and it has no hard drive. even if it doesnt have a hard drive it should be able to boot and tell me so. my problem is:

1st. the laptop screen works sometimes. meaning the laptop turns on but the screen is off....but other times it turns on fine. now, when the screen doesnt turn on, i found that hitting it makes the screen appear and im not happy about hitting my laptop, im just trying to get it to work.

2nd. when the screen does work, the laptop gets stuck at the motherboard logo screen and does not move from there.....unless..... you hit it.

whats wrong with the dumb thing? anybody help?

oh and like the thing is, it does function, the screen does turn on and the motherboard logo screen does change but u have to really hit it a few times..... other wise it freezes or the screen wont turn on.... ive ran linux off of a live cd on it so i know for a fact im right.
 

Answer:Toshiba satellite m40 huge issue

It is time to have the laptop serviced by a qualified technician, or to buy a new laptop. If you are familiar with removing memory or hard drive, you can try reseating them. The video cable from the LCD panel to the motherboard may be pinched or loose
 

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Hello everyone. Nowadays, I see on this forum people are discussing about the CD/DVD issues on L30/L300/L350. I would like to share my experience on this issue and hope everyone shares your experience as well.

My laptop are Toshiba L30 PSL33 and Toshiba L300 PSLB2E. I am lucky that I have no problem with CD/DVD discs/drives as I can read/write/play CD/DVD smoothly. However, I used to have some problems with CD/DVD drive on my notebook. Here is my experience.

1) Make sure there is no other CD/DVD softwares on your computer (except the orginal software from Toshiba). Especially to those who have been used to using Nero. If you have problems, try to remove Nero and test with the one supported by Windows

2) If you still have problems, try to update the firmware of the DVD drive. It can be done by visiting the Toshiba Support Driver site (http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/). Check what drive you have by looking at the Device Manager. Download the newest firmware from there and update your drive.

3) My last solution. If you have Vista pre-installed, try to get a XP version on your computer and do not install any other software. Test/copy a CD by using windows writing tool to see whether the problem is solved or not.

In my opinion. the main reasons you may encournter are: there are CD/DVD drives have XP firmware base and need to be updated so that they can be used in Vista; or there are software like Nero and PowerDVD are causing the conflict between the ACPI con... Read more

Answer:Toshiba Satellite L3** CD/DVD issue !!! Here is my solution. How about you?

Hi anhchuong!

Thanks for this nice solution instructions. In future, this ways,s mentioned by you, should be checked first.
I really like this one!

Rock on dude! ;)

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The mouse, out of nowhere, starts to go to the right or to the left and there is nothing to do to remove it from the place. Sometimes it stops and others doesn't. This problem prevents us from working. It has nothing to do with the mouse (we tried several) or with docking station because it happens without the docking station.

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With my new network now up and running, and all devices talking to each other as they should, I probed about in the (VM supplied) Netgear Superhubs settings and discovered I can change the frequency from 2.4 to 5gz which gets me away from local interference.
My iMac, Ipad iPhone and ATV work perfectly with the setting at 5, but laptop flatly refuses to even see the network. I have a new Draytek wireless router being delivered this week and would like to use the higher setting for all devices without having to go into the admin screen and change back to 2.4 when using the lappy.
Anyone had this issue, or suggest a workaround?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Pro Wireless Issue

Should have added....Laptop runs Windows 7 64 bit, and the network card is the Atheros with the latest drivers installed.

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Hi
During a software update my laptop lost power and made my computer into a brick, I lost my revovery partition and the back up discs were corrupt.
However with a bit of formatting from 3rd party software I have manage to install an old version of win 8.1 64 bit.
However when I have come to install drivers from the Toshiba website the wifi drivers don't seem to want to play and the wifi hardware is still not recognised.
Does anybody have any info or guidance of what hardware may be installed wifi adaptor wise
Toshiba Satellite C500-A-13G
Part number PSCGWE-02JOOXEN
thanks for any help you can give
cheers
G :)

Answer:Toshiba Satellite driver issue help

try click here

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Hi,

I've been working on a friends A200-AHC308. It had a few viruses and was currently running XP, so I decided to reformat to XP-SP3. Prior to the reformat I attempted to back up all of his files to a USB flash drive, although the computer had problems recognizing the USB. I figured that the problem may have had something to do with a faulty driver installation so ignored it and continued with the format, having backed up his files on a DVD. After the reformat I am still having the same issue. All drivers are installed properly and nothing in Device Manager is popping up with a question mark. What happens is this: I plug the media in (whether it be an external HDD or a flashdrive) and the computer goes through its device wizard. It does one of two things:
Says the device was installed successfully although when attempting to access it through My Computer the drive does not load (it is present, although when attempting to open it I have no luck).
Says the device is not compatible.

Anyone?
 

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A200 USB Issue

If you have a second USB flash drive available, plug it into the Toshiba and see if you can read from/write to it.

If you can, it's likely the drive you backed the data up on is either going bad or was corrupted by the virus(es). If this is the case, any attempt at recovering the data should be done with extreme caution. If inserted into and accessed from another PC there is a good chance it will infect it. Go to the virus and malware section of the board for specific scanning and cleaning tips for the drive before you attempt to open or transfer any data from it.

If the second (clean) USB drive doesn't work, reboot the PC with the USB drive removed and try again. If it still fails, go to http://fixitcenter.support.microsoft.com/Portal and download the Beta version of Microsoft's Fix-It Tool. XP SP3 had a few bugs; this tool fixes many of them.

Hope this helps.
 

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Hi!

In my street there are several wifi connected properties that use the same provider. Myself included.

My laptop has an issue whereby if it picks up too many of these signals (if they're in use when I'm online I presume), I can't get online (Connection says 'limited' in the Network sidebar).
If I un-select 'connect automatically' on the company specific signals, mine works again, briefly. As soon as I select another signal to un-select the previous one defaults to 'selected', and my signal generally goes again.

Main question then; how the heck to do I stop this laptop trying to automatically connect to the other signals? My connection is not a public one, nor are the others. I've looked for an option, but I really can't work out where it is!

Could my TV, which has a modem (like a TIVO) have an effect on it?

I'm using Windows 8, Google Chrome (shouldn't make a difference, but thought I'd mention it).
The signal for my property is down as the default.

Thanks for reading, hope you can help!

Andrew.
 

Answer:Issue with wireless signal on Toshiba Satellite C50-B-13N

I don't understand. Do you have a unique SSID (name of wireless network)? If you do, and have none of the others set for "connect automatically"there should be no attempt to connect to any other network.

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with a screen shot see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows Vista or latter I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.
 

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   Hey I need some help with a Toshiba Satellite C75D-B7230 that I can't seem to get to power up. I thought it was the power switch but that doesn't seem to be the case as I just replaced it and the computer still won't power on. Any ideas what else could be wrong and is it worth fixing?

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Ok, I am fully aware of the black screen of death issue, which I have along with everyone else who didn't pay attention when buying this comp, but this morning I tried to turn it on and I get a blinking battery light, but nothing else. I took out the battery and tired with just the AC Adapter plugged in, no blinking light, nothing. With the adapter unplugged and the battery in, I still get the blinking light. So I figured it had to be the adapter. I went out and bought a new adapter, but no dice. Anyone else have this problem? Know any possible way to fix this or what's causing it?
 

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A215 power issue

Bad motherboard... Or broken DC jack. You could try removing the hard drive and see if the notebook posts
 

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Hello,I?ve got a Satellite A80 whith buttons to play,stop,rewind and forward in the software preinstalled: windows media player and Intervideo windvd 5. But I?ve desinstalled intervideo 5 (I did?t mean to do it) and installed a updated version Intervideo 7

Does Anyone know how I can continue using this buttons with the new software Intervideo 7.

In the program Toshiba Control is not allowed to anable another video software.

Thank you very much and excuse my englih

Answer:Satellite A80: Issue with Toshiba Control buttons

Hi

Did you check the settings in the ?Toshiba Control Properties??
There you will find two tabs. Please check if the option ?DVD Video Control? in the section ?Select Player? under tabs ?Media Apps? is selected.
There you have to choose WinDVD.

Bye

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Hi

can someone please help me out, my touch pad was working fine last week, however when logging back into my machine the device would not work. I have located the device under hidden devices in device manager.

I have attempted to reinstall the drivers but keep getting the error message of the device may not be available, or some drivers may be missing. Any help that can be provided with this issue would be greatly appreciated.

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I purchased a used Toshiba Satellite 1730. The laptop has an ethernet jack in the back. 700mhz/128MB/ATI Rage Mobility/10GB HD in case your wondering.

All hardware is detected by Windows XP with exception of any kind of NIC.

On Toshiba's website there are Mini-PC LAN drivers (for Windows ME), but the spec's for the laptop do not list any NIC. It does list "accessories" and several different NICs though.

Linux is also oblivious to any NIC.

I updated the BIOS for the shear "fun of it" and possible miracle that it might help. No dice there.

Doubt anyone has any ideas, but hey if you have any experience with older Toshiba laptop's maybe you've had an experience like this.
 

Answer:Toshiba Satellite 1730 - Ethernet Issue

Go to www.lavalys.com and get the free Everest Home Edition.
That should tell you what hardware is in that laptop.
If you open it up, do you see any wires going from NIC-port to mobo, or is it just a dummy-port?
Some models have their active NIC on a docking station. Alternatively, you should be able to get a PCMCIA NIC.

Also check with http://www.sparepartswarehouse.com/Toshiba,Laptop,Network-Interface-(NIC).aspx
 

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I have a Toshiba Satellite L505D and had to run the 5 dvd set recovery disk set. It locked up after disk 3 of 5 on original Hard Drive. Just found out after testing Hard Drive it is knocking. I installed New Sata Hard Drive and was going to try to rerun the Recovery DVD's again. Problem: New Drive is detected. However, my usb and dvd rom now do not work so, I am unable to restore to Original state. Any Ideas?

Answer:Issue with Restoring Toshiba Satellite L505D

Hi and welcome to TSF have you tried reseting the bios to default and see if it then allows them to be discovered

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Hello Forum

Can anybody help me to solve Bios password issue ,which İ dont know.ı am out of garantie.Used jumper on G1 on the screen appears change time etc.But it changes and ask me password!!! Thank you in advance.
Ps.İf ı should replace memory card on 2 ?
İnstead 1..F2 .0 f12 f8 didnt helped.

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Hi,
I have a Toshiba L660D-144 with 1.60 bios. When i update my windows freeze and i need to turnof the laptop. I can get laptop turning on but i cant enter on bios setup. I know this is a corrupt or incomplete block.
I want reflashing bios with same version but the software says i realy have same version and i cannot update.
How i can force update bios?

Regards

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hello every one , ( i not so good in english but i will try to explain my probleme )
so i have a toshiba satellite p750-133 , whene i push the start botton it start , LED on , Fan work , but in 5 sec , it shutdown,
what's the problem ,
i checked the bios ( tried the hard reset ) , same problem ,
so please i realy need my pc , i'm programmer and i can't get new one ,
NEED YOUR HELP PPLEASE

Fawzi

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Hello dear forum users,

I have a BIOS virus and nothing seems to help. First I installed a BIOS version from 1.10 to 1.30(.exe), then I wiped my HDD completely and installed the newest version, which is 1.40. Now I can't reinstall the BIOS, because it says the version is the same as that installed on my laptop(1.40). Is there a flashable BIOS installation for this laptop? I couldn't find one in toshiba europe's driver page.

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Hi All,

I have the above laptop, downloaded Windows 10 - then uninstalled it as it made my machine mega slow.

The + and - buttons to alter the volume no no longer work on the laptop unless you press the FN key.

I went into the control panel to change that, did as I was instructed but I still have to press it to get any volume. I rang Toshiba helpdesk and they couldn't solve the issue either.

Also, the volume has to be turned up to at least 50 to get any sound out as you cannot hear it otherwise. Someone said to do something to the BIOS but i have no idea as I am not tech at all.

Any help would be great as I have tried You Tube and online and not had any luck.

Thanks all.

Answer:Volume issue on Toshiba Satellite pro laptop

This could be it:
https://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD2503B90001R01.htm

I set it so that I can press F1 to F12 without holding the Fn key. When I did that then I had to press Fn key to adjust volume with the - + keys that are on the F9 and F10 keys.

Also you may want to open the volume mixer to see if other volume levels are less that the master volume.

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Please direct me on where to go. I have a Toshiba Satellite U305 running windows Vista Home with SP2. I am trying to connect my Sprint OverdrivePro hotspot wirelessly and will not connect to internet. Connects to the wireless divice with local only connection but not to the internet. I have assured that the wireless is turned on. This happened to another wireless router (netgear) and was wondering if there is a fix. All my drivers are up to date.

Thanks

Answer:Connectivity issue with Toshiba Satellite and OverdrivePro

Might be that your TCP/IP protocol might not be enabled.

With the Sprint OverdrivePro plugged in go to Start type in CMD right click on CMD above select "Run As Administrator"

Type in

Ipconfig /all

post results here.

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   Hey I need some help with a Toshiba Satellite C75D-B7230 that I can't seem to get to power up. I thought it was the power switch but that doesn't seem to be the case as I just replaced it and the computer still won't power on. Any ideas what else could be wrong and is it worth fixing?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite laptop power issue

Power Supply tested with a multimeter to make sure it works is a start. If the power supply is bad then the laptop wont work without it unless the battery has a charge.How did you replace the power switch on a laptop?

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I hooked my Toshiba L455d (Windows 7) up to my TV (also a Toshiba) to use for DVDs, Netflix and internet access to TV (ABC/CBS/NBC.com). I used the correct monitor cable and audio cable. Everything works ... except ...
I can't turn the laptop speakers off when the sound is also going through the TV. The TV speakers are louder, but the laptop speakers are loud enough that you can hear them too.
There are two audio plugs on the front of the laptop. One is for headphones. This one doesn't work with the TV. No sound at all. Works with headphones though. According to the Toshiba manual this is OK and how it should work.
The other one is for external speakers and works with the TV. But the laptop speakers work at the same time--well actually with a fraction of second difference, giving an echo quality to the sound. Very odd.
If I mute the laptop it mutes the TV too. I tried going into the sound control window in Windows 7 and all the sliders control both the TV and laptop sound. Not to mention that they tend to go up and down at the same time.
Any thoughts?

Keith
 

Answer:toshiba satellite L455 audio issue

A few quick corrections: the two jacks on the front are mic and headphones! That's why the one makes no sound--it's an input (mic) not an output. The headphones jack does make sound, just doesn't turn off the speakers. When you plug in the plug to the TV the computer asks what you just plugged in--headphones or a line out. If you chose headphones, the TV speakers don't work. If you choose line out then they do... but so do the PC speakers.
 

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Hi,

I'm having trouble fixing a Satellite C50-A Laptop, which was running Windows 8.1.

The main issue is a 'no bootable disk' error message.

The secondary issue, which is stopping me solving the first issue, is difficulty using the Toshiba USB recovery disk.

Any suggestions or advice on either of these problems would be much appreciated.

Troubleshooting this PC so far........................

The laptop has only had 13 months of light use.

I have no idea what caused the initial issue, but it's now giving a 'no bootable disk' error message.

( I'm not at all clear on how these recovery partitions are supposed to work. And I'm not familiar with UEFI / Secure Boot etc. Does this error message mean that the boot partition and the recovery partition both became corrupted simultaneously? Or are there some main boot files which might have become corrupt? )

I used a Linux live CD to access the drive, read-only, and managed to recover data. This would suggest to me that CD, CPU and RAM are all working okay, and the disk is still accessible. I'm not sure if this is a correct assumption.

It looks as if Windows has got itself mangled during some quick hibernate process, but I'm not competent enough to troubleshot a Toshiba partition / Windows 8.1 corruption issue from Linux.

So I reset the BIOS after using the Linux CD, and purchased a Toshiba USB Recovery stick.

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Hi. I've been having a problem with the left arrow key on my laptop computer (see title for model), and this only started happening today. The key now requires a much greater amount of pressure than usual for it to do anything; I practically have to mash it. Just so you know, I protect my computer fiercely and make sure not to spill anything on it, but there is a certain amount of free-floating pet hair in the house. Also, my laptop is one that allows you to remove individual keys (to say nothing for the little rubber jobbies underneath them). I'm at my wit's end and would like to avoid buying a replacement internal keyboard on EBay or even a hulking external one. Is there any way I can fix this? I'd really appreciate it if someone could help me out here.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite M45-S351 laptop keyboard issue

You can try removing and cleaning it, per Toshiba instructions, or blowing it out with compressed air. If the electrical contact is failing a replacement maybe the only option. Some laptops are easier to work on than others.

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Ok I have done a ton of research online about what could be wrong with my laptop. But I cant find anything about my situation. When I plug the charger in I get a blue charge light on and it stays on. I dont have a battery so I cant tell you if it will charge. But to my knowledge I dont even need a battery to turn on the laptop. I can use AC. When I hit the power button the power light next to the charge light turns on for 5-10 seconds and then shuts off. I can do this over and over till I am blue in the face. By the way when i hit the power button nothing happens inside the laptop at all. No sound or movement. Now i have tried to hold the power button with out it being plugged in for 30 secs to 3 mins and still the same routine. I reseated the memory and also taken out the hard drive and DVD drive. Still nothing. Can someone help me to troubleshoot this machine.

PS does the fingerprint reader have anything to do with it not turning on?
 

Answer:Toshiba Satellite P205 S6337 Power Issue.

the fingerprint reader is for after post so not to actually turn it on
running off ac all the time may have knackered the connectrion where the power goes to mobo and also your cmos will be suffering also do you not get anything at all on the screen not even for a second?
 

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A100-065 notebook with Mocrosoft Vista operating system. Every now and then, I get a message on top of my screen stating "Toshiba Flash Cards are not responding". I have to close the message before I can proceed. What could be the problem and how can this be resolved?

Would appreciate any help out there.

Regards,
Gulam

Answer:Toshiba Flash Cards issue with Satellite A100-065

Hi,

maybe because powersaving issues? Could be possible that the system is switching the flashcardreader or is stopping the flashcardservice due to this powersaving settings.

Just a little suggestion: remove all flashcard related tools/drivers, download the latest versions of that software from the toshiba website
(http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/download_drivers_bios.jsp) and reinstall it.

Maybe you can solve that error with performing a reinstall?

Please give some feedback
Greets

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Hello all,

Here is my issue. I have a Toshiba Satellite 6100 that needs a new CMOS "RTC" battery. At the same time, the hard drive will not boot into windows. I can get as far as the screen that asks if I would like to boot into safe mode, or start windows normally. After I select one the computer is freezes.

Now, I have tried to install two "working" hard drives with no luck. I keep getting a IDE #0 error during the POST. I know both of these drives are working as I have tested them in different laptops.

I have set all of the BIOS settings to default after installing each drive.

The only thing I can think of is that the CMOS battery is playing a part in this.

Anyone have any input.

Antil0ck
 

Answer:Toshiba Satellite 6100 hard drive issue

since your CMOS needs replacing, the BIOS is resetting and forgetting your hard drive bootup. replace the battery. Then reseat the drive and reset bios to what it should be. You should not have issues after that.
 

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Hi,
i'm having problem to install Audio Card driver on Toshiba Satellite L40-139, i installed windows XP With SP3 all the other drivers working fine, but i'm unable to install the sound card driver, i tried all king of drivers from toshiba site and from ither sites, i installed some pathces from microsoft (KB835221 & KB888111) but still nothing.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite L40-139 - Sound Card XP driver issue

i found a solution, the problem was with KB888111 that is not working with SP3
the soultion is:
1. On the reference PC change the CSDVersion registry key to reflect XP SP2:
a. HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Windows\CSDV ersion value=200 (use
512 when scripting)

2. Restart the PC

3. Install KB888111xpsp2.exe (follow the link below and rename
KB888111XPSP2.txt to .exe)

4. Change the CSDVersion key back to reflect XP SP3 again:
a. HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Windows\CSDV ersion value=300 (use
768 when scripting)

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My Toshiba laptop was working fine with the AC adapter plugged in (the battery was on it's last breath and would not charge at all, so I always had to keep it plugged it). I had to move so I unplugged the laptop (did not shut down). After the move I tried turning it on and it would not.

The AC Led light is on, so it's not the adapter.
The Battery light is amber and flickering (it wasn't flickering before)
When I press the power button to power up the laptop - the Power and the CD/DVD Led lights go on, but not the HD light. And the screen stays blank.
I hear no sounds, seems the HD is completely dormant.

There are a few files on the HD that I absolutely have to have. I'm not too concerned with getting the laptop to be operational, I just need to get those files and the laptop can be recycled.

Any ideas? How to get it to power up at least once, so I could copy the files?
 

Answer:Toshiba Satellite power issue with AC adapter pluged in

Try taking the battery out of the laptop and powering the laptop on (with the AC adapter plugged in obviously). Another option for recovering the files would be to get an adapter to connect the laptop drive to a usb port on another pc.

Example:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812232002
 

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My Toshiba sound/video seems to be on it's way out. All i get is crackling and video quality is slow and choppy. This has happened in the past but magically restores to good quality for no apparent reason. At start up sometimes the computer sounds like a Harley revving it's engine. The headphone jack gets the same crackling so I was thinking it isn't just the speakers.
Do i need a new motherboard?
I can still surf web and perform basic functions with it, just no sound/video.
Any help is appreciated.
Thanks
 

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inherited a laptop with a weird issue. internal dvd burner drive works for one use only. after you watch a movie, install a program, copy music/movie to your hard drive, the drive just dies. nothing will fix the issue aside from a hard reboot. i've connected an external drive, both IDE and SATA (have an adapter that will accept both), and they identify immediately, will read multiple discs, ect ect. can even install an OS with the external drive.

im stumped with this issue. i had reinstalled the OS when i got the laptop, drive worked fine, copied many movies (that i legally own to test out the copy issue the previous owner said it had) with no issues. a few days later, drive will only read once then refuses to read anything else.

the first thing i thought of was perhaps the mechanism that moves the lazer back to its starting point had crapped out.. but i have no real way to rest this. when the drive dies, insertion of a new disc causes it to make its usual whirr whirr reading noise.. but eventually comes back with a redundancy error (cannot read).

ive ordered an external drive off of newegg but was wondering if perhaps this could be motherboard-related.

Answer:weird DVD burner issue, toshiba satellite laptop

DVD Burner maybe is just simply crapping out. You could try to update the firmware on it, maybe.

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I have a power up issue with my Toshiba Satellite A505-S6033. About a month ago my laptop suddenly shutoff and is showing no power incoming/charging. When I try removing the charger and plug and holdong down the power button it ends up not doing anything andiI've tried for about 5 mins. It does however light up for a split second when I remove the battery and plug the adapter in; it makes the power led flicker red and out again. I'm thinking it was just fried/motherboard dead but since its lighting up I'm hoping that's not the case.
 

Answer:Power issue with my Toshiba Satellite A505-S6033.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5200U CPU @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 61 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8111 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 930 GB (679 GB Free);
Motherboard: FF50, 06F2
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
=======================================================================
After the most recent windows 10 update , my battery has not been displaying correctly , my battery icon still shows in the task bar , but the percentage never changes. it always just shows 99% , even after hours. I would like to know if there's a way I can fix this , as frankly I would like to know when I have to plug my laptop in. As I use it away from an outlet quite often. can anyone please help me? so far , all iv done is checked to make sure my drivers were up to date , and they are. So I'm not quite sure what the issue is.
 

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Hi,
I'm a complete novice i'm afraid so bear with me...
The Toshiba Service Station told me to update Toshiba Display Utility. The comments said I'd have to manually uninstall this component in order to for the updated component to install. So I uninstalled this item but then the updated version was no longer there for me to install.
How do I get this back? Step by step guidance please.....

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Hello. I recently had an issue with a Toshiba laptop that has me a bit concerned.
On the 28th of July, I had decided to put my Satellite on standby to focus on other things at the moment sometime that afternoon. Normally, this didn't cause any problems and I was in fact, able to save energy. However, though, early that evening, something did unfortunately go wrong.
I pressed the power button, which 'woke' the PC and got me back to the login screen. I entered my password, and for a bit things seemed to be going well. And then it locked up in the middle of the process. I waited a couple of minutes, but to no avail; I was forced to reboot.
After that, everything seemed to be okay at first, but then, to my dismay, the 'System Failure' dialog came up. I let everything run its course, and after about half an hour, it finally came up with the System Restore option. I agreed to it, and let it restart.
Unfortunately, just when I thought everything was okay, I noticed my internet connection was no longer available. And neither was anything else network related, for that matter. Not even Help & Support could start. I soon discovered the ISATAP driver had stopped working(code 31 error), but I doubt this was the only problem now; eventually, I discovered that although initial boot-up wasn't affected, it now took up to 5 minutes for Windows to load. 5 minutes!

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Answer:Possible serious issue(s) with Toshiba Satellite Laptop. (Internet + other issues)

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Hi,

Has anyone ever tried installing a SanDisk SSD to a Toshiba Satellite laptop or know if these two in general are compatible or not?

I am specificially looking into insalling a 240 GB SanDisk Ultra II SSD on my Toshiba A200-1BP, or PSAECE-01U00XTE, to replace the existing 160 GB Toshiba 2.5" SATA HDD (MK1637GSX).

The SSD seems to have the right form (2.5") and the interface (SATA) but I am not sure if these two are enough to ensure compatibility. Unfortunately, SanDisk says (unlike Crucial for example) it does not provide compatibility information for specific computer models. Thank you.

Alper

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Heey

I have a Satellite with Toshiba controls. How do I change so I can use buttons for other media players and not only Windows Media Player?

Answer:How to use 'Toshiba controls' with other players?

Sorry dude for the bad news but I'm afraid it's not possible to use the Toshiba controls with another application as with WMP (CD) and WinDVD (DVD)
I think the utility was already programmed and designed for using only these both applications.

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Hello,

My Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 P20W-C-106 has a display pixelation issue: in videos, in dark or black scenes, images gets blocky, pixelated, also color contouring appears. The experience in watching a movie or a youtube video is painful.

I have no idea why is causing this. I switched all color profiles in Chroma Tune, also I have used a ICC profile (X-Rite i1 Pro) and the problem appears in all profiles. Maybe is a problem of calibration but I did not get to the bottom of this yet.

I have attached 2 images: check the jacket of the guy in the left (Sopranos) and the right side of the face of the monster (Star Wars).

Any ideas are wellcome!

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hello dears ...
i just bought a new laptop which is toshiba L series with embaded AMD R7 M260 Graphis card 2 GB
and i dawnload the driver from AMD site and install ...but cant even open AMD redion settings
i also tried to clean all drivers and install again and again still not working
so please anyone who can help me ....

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Not 100% sure that this is a hardware issue but that's my best guess after everything else that I've tried....

I am no longer able to type double letters/numbers or even use the backspace or arrow keys properly. If I try to type double letters (for example, the t's in letter), I have to either hit the space bar and then the backspace key to get the cursor back to the proper position after the first t to continue typing the next t or I have to arrow back to just before the first t that I typed so that it will allow me to type the second t then hit the END key to get the cursor back to the correct position to continue typing. (Hopefully that made sense!)

But the really strange, and frustrating, part about this is that this issue does not happen if I hold down the shift key while I type.

I have already tried the following in hopes of correcting this issue:
Adjust my key's typing delay speed - no change
Turn of my filter/sticky keys - no change
Clean out my keyboard - no change
Uninstall my keyboard driver and reboot - no change
Perform a system reset - no change

Anyone have additional ideas to solve this problem or what the issue may be?
 

Answer:Keyboard Issue on a Toshiba Satellite c55t-c5300 Laptop

try an external usb keyboard to narrow down whether its hardware or software
 

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2 years ago i bought this laptop, and 6 months ago its was very lazy, so i upgrade it to win7 and now with in 5 months its laziest then before, what i need is factory restore so i get back my original winVista which is in Recovery Partation hidden drive, in Manuel its says turn off lapy and then turn on keep pressing F8 there will be option for Computer repair, etc, but there is no such option while i do that, then i did some google search where it says turn of lapy and press hold (Zero) Numeric (0) and press turn on which will take u direct to repair, i did that too but there i get these options


Windows 7 Vista/Server (Pointer)
Windows 7 Vista/Server
Windows 7 Vista/Server (debug-default mode)
Windows 7 Vista/Server (debug-legacy mode)
Windows 7 Vista/Server (no slic-pointer)
Windows 7 Vista/Server (no-slic)
Windows NT /2000/XP
Loader Help
Use the up down keys to highlight an entry.Press enter or 'b' to boot...Press 'c' for a command line.


now i have Recovery Partation drive as hidden, and i have no idea how to restore factory Default.

Anyone who can help me?

Answer:i have a problem with Toshiba satellite P300 Factory Default issue

Did you just hold F8 in on boot or were you continually tapping it ?

EDIT...Just read a link which advised to shut the laptop down twice and prior to the next boot, hold the 0 in and then switch on - this may give you the correct Recovery Menu

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I have a Toshiba satellite a305d-s6848. The specs for this can be found
here: reviews.cnet.com/laptops/toshiba-satellite-a305d-s6848/4507-3121_7-33088925.html (Sorry for no link, but I am apparently not allowed to do that yet.

I bought it new and it came with windows vista. A couple years later I upgraded to windows 7. Upgrading to the new OS was fine, but then later I needed to upgrage yet again to 64 bit. This, unfortunately was not as easy and I need to wipe the drive clean and start fresh.

Now there are a couple issues with the host controllers, the main being that I keep getting warnings saying that the devices I plug in can run faster if I were to use a high speed port (2.0). This confuses me because the USB ports are 2.0, but they are acting like they are 1.1. I have done everything I can think of to get these to function correctly, but nothing I do seems to work.

The second issue (which isn't as annoying) is that when I move the screen, the sound for connect / disconnect a USB device is played and the little popup for "new device connected" is shown. I am unsure why the screen is acting like it's a USB device. I have disabled the notifications and sounds for all ports now, but I would kind of like to know why this is happening.

Do anyone know how I can solve these problems? I have checked multiple forums, and have been searching for an answer for about 3 months now with no luck. I think I have provided enough information, but if a... Read more

Answer:High speed host controller issue (Toshiba Satellite)

Are there any yellow exclamation points in the device manager?
 

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I have a satellite notebook and I recently installed 3 programmes and I was asked to restart. On restarting, the Toshiba logo appears and then the screen goes blank, it does not load any further. The HDD is not running but power is on. Thank you

Answer:Booting issue on my Satellite - black screen after Toshiba logo

Hi

And which programs have you installed?

Can you start the unit in safe mode?

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He there everyone,

1. is it possible to operate those 2x250GB HDDs in RAID MODE 0 and 1?
2. does the notebook support DDR2 800MHz modules and also is able to run this speed? Standard is 667MHz so fas as I know, and maybe maximum.
3. is it possible to turn on and off Grafik cards?
4. do you know if the chipset of this notebooks supports Quad core CPUs?
5. Socket should be micro-479 with balls fitting, is this correct?

Thanx for answesrs who realy knows. :)

Answer:Re: Few questions about Satellite X200-23G and X200-251

Hi mate,

I have almost the same machine so I guess I can enlight you with my experience with this machine type:

1. No, unfortunately not, the second disk acts like a second HDD and nothing more. You can do some software RAID which comes closer to your intention but it?s not the same like hardware RAID.
2. No and Yes. No means the CPU won?t work with an higher frontsidebus but Yes the modules do work in the machine. I guess the modules will be underclocked to 667Mhz to operate with the designated frontsidebus of the CPU.
3. If you have an SLI machine, you?re able to disable the second card.
4. No, only Celeron and Core2Duo.
5. Yes, socket has 479 pins butwhat do you mean with ball fitting?

Greets

By the way, this machine is not an desktop.. ;)

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Hi

I'm new here so I'm not sure if I'm in the correct forum or not, if I'm not I apologise.

I have a Satellite P200-1EE and have been trying to play dvds on the Toshiba HD DVD Player but every time I attempt to it comes up with a error message saying "An error has occurred in audio output settings. Please check that the sound driver is set up properly."

I've tried updated the sound drivers but it tells me I have the best drivers already installed.

Any help would be most appreciated.

Thank you for your time.

Answer:Satellite P200-1EE - Toshiba HD DVD Player issue - audio output error

Hi

What OS do you have?
Is it Vista?

If yes then other question; did you install the SP1???

Please also check the Toshiba European driver page and choose your notebook model.
There is a HD DVD Player patch v4.32.00.
The other HD DVD Player version 4.51.07 is a full version and if the patch will not work then you should install the full version.

Cheers

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Hi

I've just registered so forgive me if I've posted this question in the wrong place.

I have a Satellite P200-1jv and I could play dvd's on it no problem. Now when i try to play a dvd using the Toshiba player I get a message coming up that states +*Unable to output the video to an external device. Please switch your display device by pressing the Fn +F5 keys after ending this application+*

I try this and lcd comes up but never changes. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks for your help.


Stretchmo

Answer:Satellite P200-1JV: Toshiba DVD player issue - Unable to output the video..

Hi

I think I can help you and I found a solution.

I reminded this issue and searched a little bit here in the forum and ? found this thread:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=114726&#114726

Jack Black posted a link to the Toshiba document which describes exactly this issue and provides a solution.

The issue can be solved by updating of Realtek Audio Driver.
You could download the newest sound driver from the Realtek website and could reinstall it.

Regards

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Hello,

My toshiba is Satellite U300 model no. PSU30C-TP908C with windows vista installed

I am getting into a big trouble for some reason, all the keys from "F1~F12" are malfunctioned. When i press them, they do not work as what its suppose to do, instead they all became the functions that you would have when you press them while holding the "Fn" key. So, now if i press F1, I actually get a compter locked instead of casting the help window. Pressing "U,I,O,J,K,L,M" would print out numbers, but if you turn "ON" the numberpad by pressing "F11"(note that i could do it without holding Fn), these keys will return to normal. Space bar does not work no matter what you do. The numbers "1,2" above "Q,W" does not work either.

Another thing i found out is that when i try to open the accessibility tools in the toshiba utility. It says "This system does not support this program".

I have tried to find updates to these utilities, but i could not find the ones suitable for my toshiba. I went to the toshiba support page, click on download and it prompts me to select my toshiba laptop and model number. However, from the list of toshiba satellite U300, there is only 3 models and none of them is PSU30C-TP908C. I did not know which one is compatible with my model, so i gave up finding the updates.

Another thing that i have tried is to return to factory state with the system recovery discs given by the f... Read more

Answer:Satellite U300 PSU30C - Toshiba flash cards and accessibility tools issue

Hi

Normally you can find all drivers on the Toshiba Canada page for your notebook:
http://www.toshiba.ca => Support => Mobile Computing

For the FN keys on Windows you need the Value Added Package. You can find it on the Toshiba website. Remove the old version and restart the notebook. Then use CCleaner to clean the registry and then install the version.

But be honest if you can?t go in the BIOS because with F2 I think it?s a keyboard malfunction and this has nothing to do with the Toshiba tools.
In your case I would test an external keyboard? So you can determine if it?s an internal keyboard problem or not.

Good luck!

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I recently acquired a brand new barely used Toshiba satellite c55t and I slapped a 500gb ssd evo850 in it and reinstalled everything upgraded it from a windows8 pro I had. Then formated it and reinstalled windows 10 clean. I installed CIS Pro did the windows updates. And all of the sudden it started booting into PXE mode before windows booted. So I got into this atrocious UEFI Shell they have for this thing and looked around for the lan in boot sequence. The boot order was fine with Lan being last. Now I said the uefi shell was bad b/c I can't remove Lan from the boot sequence list. So it keeps booting PXE before windows and it gives me the option to hit esc and cancel out of it, I always do but its a pita and I'm wondering how I stop this from coming up when I can't remove it in the BIOS. If I straight up turn the LAN adapter off it works but then the LAN doesn't work at all so I'm basically stuck. Maybe someone has more insight on this issue I did a bunch of googling and I came up with nothing: everyone wants you to remove the Lan option from boot sequence...Well what if I can't?
 

Answer:Recently was given a toshiba satellite c55t and clean slated it but I'm getting a weird Bios Issue

Not 100%, but the best I've got;

1. On another computer, download the official LAN driver from the Toshiba support website. On Toshiba laptop, go to Device Manager, uninstall LAN driver and driver software (tick). Install the official driver. Reboot into BIOS. Set to defaults. Reboot.

2. Set BIOS to default. Clean format.

PXE usually points to a HDD issue. But you say your computer boots just fine if LAN is disabled? That seems super odd to me. I'm not sure if it is software or hardware. My two cents until someone that knows what they're talking about shows up.
 

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After a bad experience with a Lenovo Outlet x200s (discovered fmachine was used, not "redistributed", and had non-working WiFi, so had to return it), I am thinking about trying again, this time with a new x200 Tablet, CCFL-backlit.  I'm inclining toward the Tablet because I've read it has a high-quality, high-contrast AFFS screen instead of the cheap TN screen in the x200.  In my mid-50s, my eyesight is not what it was, so I've decided screen quality is important.  I am thinking about the CCFL version because I've read complaints that the LED backlit version "blinks" at 90hz (pulse width modulation used to adjust brightness), producing severe eyestrain in some individuals. Anyway, my question is, has anyone been able to compare the x200 Tablet screen (preferably CCFL-backlit version) to that of the Toshibe Portege A600 or A605?  Are the contrast and brightness comparable or better?  I ask because I have not seen the x200 Tablet, but I have had the opportunity to try a A605-P210.  The keyboard of the A605 is reasonable, although not as good as the TP, but its screen is actually pretty good--better viewing angles than the x200s and a lot better contrast.  It's bright, as it's LED-backlit, but apparently has a sufficiently fast PWM frequency so as not to cause eyestrain.  The A605 is a bit on the flimsy side and lacks the trackpoint; but, it weighs less than the x200 Tablet and&nb... Read more

Answer:x200 Tablet screen vs. Toshiba A600?

i don't think many people here use the Toshiba A600. Actually most people wouldn't have both the X200t or Toshiba A600.

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Hi I bought the toshiba on dec 2007,
From Yesterday I dont know why my DVD cant read any DVD, CD etccc. It can only read the CD of NOkia N96. Please could you help me!!!!! I never flashed the DVD, for some reasons it can only read Nokia N96 CD ! it doesnt make sense

Thk indeed

Answer:Toshiba X200 DVD TS L632D TO04 cant read any CD DVD, only Nokia n96 CD?

is it possible to change the dvd combo player to the same or blueray dvd?? please
how much is it??

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I have this laptop that when u plug in the power cable the computer freeze and if u have it plug in will not turn on. If u unplug it will turn on and when u plug it will freeze. The issue is u cant use it plug in so u only can use it without the power cable on, need to charge computer and recharge to be able to use it. Like if when u plug it in made a contact with something or takes to much load of energy that causes to freeze or dont go up. Thinking can be the power plug inside conection with the motherboard? any suggestions?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A205-S5804 Power problem issue anyone had this problem?

What type of ac adapter do you have, voltages and have you tried another type of ac adapter ?

I don't know for sure, but... it sounds like something is wrong with the ac jack.
Those can be replaced easily if you know how to solder, the part will cost less 7 dollars USA wise but shipping to you might be another issue due to your location.

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Hi there, I have a toshiba A75 laptop that does not boot when on ac power without a battery beyond bios. It shows the splash screen but then dies on normal boot.

When I have the battery in and the unit is powered off It does charge the battery.
When the battery is fully charged, it will run and boot into windows but does not recognize the ac power at all. It just drains the battery, then when the battery is at 0 it shuts off and this is while connected to AC power and the LED see's the AC power.

When on AC power I can boot into bios and it will sit there for days without a battery, but when I try to get to the OS it just shuts down. I have replaced the mobo twice. I have replaced the hard drive as well. The odd part is that with the hard drive out of the laptop, I can get the laptop to run with out any power failures. It just recycles the media device failure message but does not crash.

I have tested the power supply on other laptops and it seems to work just fine.

Any one have any ideas?
 

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A75 boot/power issue with AC power

Since you have replaced the system board twice, this probably does not apply to you... but we have seen a number of Toshibas with the same or similar motherboard where the power jack on the board became loose or disconnected. A new jack had to be obtained and soldered back into position.
If you bought used boards or refurbished boards, this difficult jack problem could have been the cause. It requires a special cold solder technique and is awkward to access, but when done properly by an experienced tech, it can save a laptop.
There are several Dell Inspirons and Sony laptops with the similar problem.
We have seen costs in a shop as high as $160 for this repair... but the part is only $6.00 so I don't know how they justify the high cost.
 

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Ok, I have no idea what I did or what happened. Today I woke up, ate a little food and hit the games as usual. Well I went to go play some DOD and when I enter a server (at the Initalizing and Download part of entering) and the Windows Start Bar appears at the bottom with a Program Error section on the too bar (I don't know the proper name for the units on the tool bar). It happens every time ... and a day ago when I was ABLE to connect the tool bar appeared at the bottom while I play - ANNOYING - So anyone have any ideas?

I have the latest patches, DirectX shiz, and driver for my GeForce2 card. All up to date!

Also - HAS ANYONE CURSED THE MINIMIZE PROBLEM ON STARCRAFT!? I read another post about it, but when you enter Starcraft it spits you back out to your desktop and minimizes. That is happening to me as well.

NOTE: Win2k, 1.8 Gig Processor, more RAM than needed for any computer, and Norton Firewall/Antivirus.

Rollin' is a pimp tech guy.
 

Answer:Fun issue for CS, DOD, and Starcraft players ... HELP!

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Hi guys,

Im having a bit of a problem at the moment with the playback of any video file on my PC.

So far i have tried using VLC, DivX, WMP 11, K-Lite and the creative player. Im beggining to think i have a problem somewhere other than the player i was using. Ive tried codecs, and closing any programs that would maybe cause this kind of problem.

Its peeing me off cos i can normally sort this sort of stuff out but it is frying my head a little.

What info do you guys need to help me out. My spec is as follows, and dont laugh, im overdue an upgrade but cant be arsed with overtime.

Sempron 3000+
Radeon 9600 Pro 256mb
Lots of Gigs
1gb Corsair Ram
Audigy2 ZS Platinum

Anything else??

Cheers guys and Gurls.

Dok
 

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hello,

My brother is experiencing a weird issue.

When he tries to play random videos (.avi,.mpeg.. etc)

he gets weird pink and greenish tints on random areas of the screen

everything else works fine.. games.. apps.. etc..

he told me that this happens with windows media player.. real time.. quick time...

he also said that windows is completly updated (win XP home)
all the video play programs are of the lated versions.. and his video card is up to date..

it's an ATI X700

also.. the weird thing is...

when he plays videos from ifilm.com .. there is always an ad that plays before your video.. the ads ALWAYS appear perfect.. but everything else is like what i described above.

any suggestions?
 

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Hello!

My toshiba doesn't want to boot,and I can't press F2,F8or F12.

I tried everything unplugging the battery,taking out the HDD, everything!!

And i can't do absoloutley nothing when i turn it on no button on the keybored does anything.


Please help!

Answer:Toshiba satellite P300 (-1CD) won't boot past toshiba splash screen.

Hello,

Perform the following steps:
-Remove the battery and Power adapter
-Press and hold the power button for 30-45 seconds (with battery and power still removed)
-Insert just the battery and attempt to boot the laptop.
-Insert just the power adapter and attempt to boot the laptop.

If still unsuccessful: Remember to remove battery and power before removing/installing components

-Remove the power and battery
-Remove the hard drive from the laptop and attempt to boot with the battery installed. Do you receive any error message?
-Remove the memory modules from the laptop
-Insert just the battery and attempt to start the laptop (you should receive beep error)
-Try inserting just one module of memory and test (swapping modules after each attempt)
-Remove the optical drive and test.
-Try disconnecting the CMOS battery for a few minutes then re-connect and try.

How to take apart a Toshiba Satellite P305 series notebook

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hi like i tell in the title i cant connect mp3 players. i use xp home operating sistem, my notebook recognize new hardware found when i connect mp3 player but ask for the installation cd. Xp must to recognize it whitout cd

Answer:Satellite A50-110 dont recognize mp3 players

Hi mikaso

I understood your problem but the second topic with the same theme don?t guarantee that the solution will be found much faster.

On your previous posting one user asked you which mp3 player you have exactly but you didn?t give any answer. You are right. The mp3 player should be recognized and installed automatically, without any additional driver. I really don?t know what happen in your case. I have also small USB mp3 player (512 MB) and it works perfect.

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Hi,
My laptop cannot tell me any post after the Toshiba logo just black screen. Cannot get into the bios or anything... These are the things I have tried:
Taken hard drive out,
Taken ram out and only tried one..
Taken Battery Cmos battery out for a few minutes..
Had a look at the motherboard and fan is not even working when I turn it on..
I have taken the cpu and put it back in..
Defiantly Sounds like the motherboard problem but want to know if its just a chip that needs to be replaced and soldered.. If anyone has any ideas that will be awesome.

Thanks
 

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when using the above card, and TRENDnet TEW-311BRP WireLess Broadband Router, I cannot get a stable connection.

It always connect and disconnect me.

I use this machine and card all over the world: airports, hotels, offices and it works great.

I asked the dealer to replace the 311. Same problem.

However, if I stick TRENDnet PCMCIA card and disable the Toshiba Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card, I connect w/o disconnections.

any idea?
 

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Pro Laptop and Wi-Fi Toshiba Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card

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Hey Everyone,

First of all I want to say thank you for taking the time to read this post.

I've been having issues with my media players -- namely Windows media player and VLC media player.

Any time I try to open them to play a video they stall and then just stay that way. Then I have to hit alt-ctrl-delete and close them down. It's at that point where I see "default IME" under applications (task manager) and see that its not responding. I then close that as well. Keep in mind that there is no BSOD or any PC freezing of any kind.

I have already updated my video card drivers to the latest version.

It's also strange that this happens every time when I change windows' main power options from "high performance" to "power savings" or vice versa and then try to play a video.

I attached my screenshot of the stalling with Windows Media Player. I really appreciate any help. Thank you for your time.

-Vince

Answer:Issue with media players (WMP and VLC) - Default IME

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
How old is the machine with the issue ?
How long has it been since you've cleaned out the case of dust...
Open reliabilitymonitor,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2270-reliability-monitor.html
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/12547-resource-monitor-troubleshoot-unresponsive-program.html

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Hasn't been dropped. Screen is not cracked or damaged. latop was turned off.
Turned it back on and saw this. Just vertical coloured bars.
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Answer:Toshiba Satellite Screen Pro - screen issue

Try it with an external monitor. If it is working than your screen is faulty. If not than probably it is a graphics card issue.

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Greetings, I am trying to update my Toshiba Satellite P50-C-11M through the Service Station, however an error occurs. Please note the laptop is roughly a week old only.

As I press install on the updates I get the following message: "The software update download operation failed. Reason: Retrieving the COM class factory for component with CLSID {4991D34B-80A1-4291-83B6-3328366B9097}.

I tried the following solutions and nothing worked:
1. Updated the BIOS Independently from the Toshiba Europe Website.
2. Uninstalled the Service Station and reinstalled it again.

Thank you, and I hope this helps others too.

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Hi...

I had been using Toshiba A30 for a pretty long time but I had some serious problems and contacted local Customer Support Dept... But I thought it's better to contact Toshiba Europe or Toshiba Worldwire regarding my concern...

Thanks..

Answer:Satellite A30 Should I contact Toshiba Europe or Toshiba Worldwide?

Hi

What a strange question?.
If you have some problems with you notebook you have to contact the authorized service provider in your country.
The technicians should help you.
But listen; if your notebook is out of warranty (and I think it is) you will have to pay for the reparation!!

But what?s a problem with you unit???

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I recently uninstalled RealPlayer 11 and a couple of other programs from my Windows Vista Home Premium computer because I had found better alternatives.

When I load a CD-ROM or similar media, however, I find that RealPlayer is still shown as one of the options in the autoplay menu's list of programs I'm invited to use. Only this time it is shown without the RealPlayer logo.

How can I configure the list of options so that uninstalled programs aren't shown? (I still want to be given a choice rather than default to a single program or action, but I don't want non-installed software showing.)

I uninstalled RealPlayer via the Windows control panel, then manually deleted all remaining files from the program. After that, I ran a redundant files and registry clean-up using CCleaner in the expectation that this would erase all trace of it.

I'm having the same problem with the media player from Nero 8, which I uninstalled recently too. It shows up in the list of options, again without a proper icon.

Windows Media Player also shows up in the same list of programs without its icon. I would expect WMP to be there, of course, because it hasn't been uninstalled, but it would be nice to get the icon back. Any ideas?

Any advice on this matter would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Autoplay issue from uninstalled media players

Hi


If you goto Control Panel > Programs > Default Programs > Change Autoplay Settings, click reset Defaults at bottom, does that help, also you can in that listing re-set WMP at the default Media Player.
 

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Hello,

I recently bought a new pc. Every time when i watch movies on media player, it starts to lag and eventually voice and image go out of sync. When i restart my computer it's fine for another 10 minutes but then the problem comes back. This is the case with other players too. I was guessing it's a ram problem. When i start my pc, the physical memory is at 14% but after a few minutes it goes up to 50% and after a few hours 85%.

I'm not running anything else so I find this a bit weird.

So I'm running windows 7 sp1 with an i5-2500 processor and 8GB RAM.

Answer:[SOLVED] Media players problem, ram issue?

This appears to be a memory leak. Post a screenshot of Task Manager, processes tab, sorted by memory usage. We need to see which process is responsible. A screenshot of the Performance tab might also be useful.

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I've just bought a 2nd hand DVD drive. Having previously read the titl article I thought I'd be OK for software.I couldn't find the player that's reputedly in 98SE although it talks about it in help.I downloaded Videolan - the pictures were there, fine, but the sound was broken so much it was unintelligable. I downloaded the latest driver for my soundcard but it didn't make any difference.I then tried Maximus from the cover disc. It refused to do anything with the one DVD I possess, which is a freebie from the Times, saying this disc doesn't have an index therefore I'm not going to play it. It doesn't inspire confidence.Surely I'm not going to have to buy some software!!!Anybody got any advice????????????Pete

Answer:DVD players as per helpline Spring 2003 issue.

This happened because I was using a PCI graphics card. Changed to AGP and everything beautiful.

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Notebook information: Toshiba Satellite L505-S5990, Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit

About a month ago I was on my notebook browsing clipart on Office.Microsoft.com when a window popped up in the lower right corner (taskbar). The only anti-virus I was using was Windows Defender and running IOBit360.

I will tell you what I remember. The window borders in the pop up were red, it presented itself as a Microsoft Windows product and it stated I was infected with a virus. There were 2 or 3 buttons to click and I clicked one of them which prompted me to buy the product, I did not do this. I closed the window, again and again, and downloaded several anti-virus, anti-spyware, and anti-malware free programs in addition to system optimization software. Several threats were found and removed (unfortunately I do not have the logs for these events) but the startup was getting slower and slower and I believe my settings were being hijacked. Over the last several weeks, I did a little amateur investigation to see what was running in the task manager. I came across a process that I was not familiar with and that I had not seen previously, taisregistpinger.exe. I performed about a half dozen factory restores which only seemed to make things worse until on 3/12/2011 after the last factory restore on the original factory hard drive, the desktop was now a blue screen with big bold red font that read: WARNING, your computer is now infected with malware/spyware (I can't remember). It had a coupl... Read more

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OK. Heres the deal. Have a practically brand new computer.....Compac Presario SR2163WM Running Vista. I am having trouble with all of my media players. I mean the ones that came with the computer and some of my own....WMP, Quicktime, RealPlayer, VLC Player, etc..... Everytime I try to play a video......one of my own from disc etc... or watch one from the internet (AOL Video) it will show a whole screen, but the picture is only on the bottom half, so that the bottom half of the actual video is cut off. I thought it might have been a monitor problem, since when I bought the computer I also bought a Wide Screen flat panel monitor, but then decided to return it, and went back to my regular old ancient monitor, and thats when it started. I have tried everything I can think of, but to no avail. Any Help Guys??? Much Thanks in advance for any help!!!!
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