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Toshiba recovery disc usage for Satellite A300-211

Question: Toshiba recovery disc usage for Satellite A300-211

i bought my lap last april and after the crash of the system.
I used the recovery disc that i made from the image on the hard disc but it erased all the data in the two partitions.

My question: Is there a way to use the disc to format partition C only without erasing the data on the other partition?

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Preferred Solution: Toshiba recovery disc usage for Satellite A300-211

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Answer: Toshiba recovery disc usage for Satellite A300-211

Hi

No. the recovery disk will format the whole HDD and will erase everything from the HDD and partition.
The usage of the HDD recovery procedure will format only the C and will leave the data on the data partition.

Cheers

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Hi! I'm from Poland so my English is a little poor.. (but I hope that is sufficient)

My problem:

I haven't Recovery disc (DVD) because I don't use earlier Toshiba Recobery Disc Creator (when all in my laptop was good).

Now I haven't do this disc because when I start Toshiba Recovery disc Creator I have a error:

" Program Launch RDC and create INI files for RDC Recovery partition _przesta?? dzia??a?? (ceased to operate)_

error details:
Nazwa zdarzenia problemu: APPCRASH
Nazwa aplikacji: TRORDCLauncher.exe
Wersja aplikacji: 1.0.0.1
Sygnatura czasowa aplikacji: 4682674e
Nazwa modu??u z b????dem: WIMGAPI.DLL
Wersja modu??u z b????dem: 6.0.6001.18000
Sygnatura czasowa modu??u z b????dem: 4791a7a6
Kod wyj??tku: c0000135
Przesuni??cie wyj??tku: 00009cac
Wersja systemu operacyjnego: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.768.3
Identyfikator ustawie?? regionalnych: 1045
Dodatkowe informacje 1: 9d13
Dodatkowe informacje 2: 1abee00edb3fc1158f9ad6f44f0f6be8
Dodatkowe informacje 3: 9d13
Dodatkowe informacje 4: 1abee00edb3fc1158f9ad6f44f0f6be8

Przeczytaj nasze zasady zachowania poufno??ci informacji:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=50163&clcid=0x0415

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Answer:Cannot start Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator on my Satellite A300-15K

Hi

Did you change anything on your notebook?
I mean if your HDD recovery partition has been changed or the data o thin partition has been deleted?

To be honest for me it looks like the OS issue. I think it?s not a single tool issue but I think the operating system has been muddled up?

Maybe you should try to recover the notebook using the Toshiba HDD recovery option and after the new OS installation on the notebook you could try to create the recovery disk again.

In order to start the recovery you have to press the F8 immediately after the notebook has been powered up. Then you should choose the first option called ?Repair My Computer?.
This would lead to a new window and there you could choose ?Toshiba HDD recovery?.

But note; this recovery would format the whole HDD? so maybe you should backup some data before you would start this procedure.

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Hello,

I am sorry for bad English.
Satellite A300.
Conducted updating to Win7 on the program Toshiba Upgrade.

Does this program work;
TRDC Reminder and Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator after updating to Wins7?

The program TRDCReminder did not find "Renewal of computer".
On the program Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator was created and that incomprehensible?

If is not it these programm how to recover computer in the case of failure?
Does Tempro work in Win7?

Many thanks.
With kind regards.

Igor.

Answer:Satellite A300: Does TRDC Reminder & Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator work after Win 7 upgrade?

Hello Igor

In my opinion you should create recovery disc before you upgrade it to Win7. I have done the same.
Later if something goes wrong you can use your discs and install Vista again using created recovery discs.

I don't understand why you want to wait and create these discs after upgrade. This recovery disc creator doesn?t create recovery image of current state but always the same recovery image you got with your notebook.

Tempro should work in Win7 too.

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Hello,

I have Toshiba Satellite A300 model, The original OS came with it is Vista 32-bit. I have recently upgraded the Laptop to be Windows 7 Ultimate.

I have downloaded all the applicable programs associated with Windows 7 32-bit, until now all have worked perfectly smooth... However I have searched for the Toshiba Disc creator and have found none in the download page of Toshiba.

This is the link I use:

http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp?service=EU&banner_id=HOM E_RSL_DRIVERS

If someone could help me out in this and redirect me to the download page of Toshiba Disc creator (For Windows 7 32-bit). would be appreciated

Regards

Answer:Satellite A300 Toshiba Disc Creator (for Win 7 ?)

The Toshiba Recovery disk Creator is available only in connection with the original Toshiba image.
You cannot download this tool.

Check also this thread:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=56007

It's about the same theme...

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i'm trying to create recovery disc for the first time(bought laptop before 5 days) and just a little before the end the creator stops:


Failed to read file.
F:\06343XSP5.SWM
(Error code: 020150-20-00000000)


What is going wrong?

Answer:Satellite A300-15A can't create recovery disc

Are you using good quality Discs?

Try TDK DVD-R media.

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Hi,
Trying to fix a mates laptop, had lots of issues so tried to put it back to out of the box state but when loading the disc's on 2nd disc fails to read and I get an error. Tried buring it at min speed but still no good.
Just wondering where I would get them from. Model number is: PSAG4A-02E00M.
Cheers,
Matt

Answer:Recovery Disc's needed for Satellite A300

Hi,

1. have you tried to restore from Hdd image as written in this article?

http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/ann.jspa?annID=58

2. but when loading the disc's on 2nd disc fails to read and I get an error

It looks like it scratched and some files can't be read. As I know, the 2nd Dvd contains drivers/utilities that you can install yourself from Toshiba driver pages. It depends on model:

[European Toshiba Driver Page|http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp]

[Canadian Toshiba Driver Page|http://support.toshiba.ca/support/Download/ln_byModel.asp]

[Australian Toshiba Driver Page|http://www.mytoshiba.com.au/support]

[American Toshiba Driver Page|http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/home.jsp]

> Just wondering where I would get them from

Unfortunately, it's not free to order recovery disk, you have to pay. For European models, you can order here:

[Recovery disk|https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx]

For other models (country regions), you should check on above mentioned sites

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Hi,
I just bought a Satellite Pro A300 with Windows XP.
I want to know how I can, or if I need to, create a recovery disc which will reset the machine to its original state.
The information included gives instuctions on how to do this for machines installed with Vista but not for XP.

I know I can recover from the hidden partition but in case that option isn't possible I would like to be able to recover from CD or DVD.
There is a Product Recovery CD included which just says 'MS Windows XP' so I guess it won't include drivers or the Toshiba software?

Any help appreciated,
Thanks,
Mick

Answer:Satellite Pro A300: How can I create the Recovery Disc

Hi

Do you have preinstalled Toshiba software called ?TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator??

Please check this.
Using the TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator you can create the Recovery Disk.

But if your notebook was already preinstalled with Windows XP then a Recovery CD or DVD should be included.

Did you check all items in the box?

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I recently purchased this laptop and I get this reminder to make a recovery disc, but the link to the program doesn't work.

When I found the recovery disc program in its original folder it still refused to open.
My laptop just 'thinks' for a moment and then pretend nothing has happened.

Does anyone have a solution for me?
Maybe I could download a working version of this program...?

Answer:Making Recovery disc for Satellite A300-16I

Hi

From my own experience after a third system restart a recovery reminder appear saying you need to create a Recovery DVD.
You said you found the recovery disc program in the original folder? well, as far as I know there is a ?TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator? shortcut on the desktop.
Use this shortcut to star this application.
If this is not possible then you could try to recover the notebook again and then to create the recovery CD.

To start the recovery process you have to press F8 button immediately after system start.
Then choose the option called ?Repair your Computer? and follow the instruction on the screen.

Bye

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Hi. I have a Satellite A300 laptop.
I saw that my computer has 1 hidden partition in the first drive and another recovery file in the second drive.

1) What is the difference between the 2?
2) I accidentally deleted the file on the second drive, and now I'm unable to create a recovery disc, so I need to order a new one.

What does the disc contain? does it only install the operating system, or will it also include some of the software that came with my laptop (Microsoft works, camera assistance software and so on...)

Thank you.

Answer:What does the recovery disc include - Satellite A300?

1) This is pretty easy. The hidden partition contains the Windows recovery environment and the file on the second partition in the HDD recovery folder the factory settings or lets an image of it.
The recovery environment is a Vista feature, not a Toshiba. If you want the factory settings back or reinstall Windows you need the HDD recovery function or the Toshiba recovery disk.
Here is a useful link about the recovery environment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WinRE

2) The reason why you can?t create the recovery disk is that you have deleted the file. Normally on the second partition in the HDD recovery folder is the image for that and this can also be used for the HDD recovery function. Therefore you must go in the advanced boot menu and select ?repair my computer?. But now it?s too late and you can?t use this feature.

If you want the recovery disk you can order a new one from Toshiba directly:
https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx
The recovery disk contains the operating system and all drivers and tools from Toshiba that you need for the notebook.

I?m right that you didn?t look in the user manual?! ;)
Otherwise you would know all what I have told you.

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Hi ..

my friend has this laptop: Satellite A300-20P.

I'm not sure what he did, but he installed Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit, then 32-bit again. The whole thing messed up.
Anyway, he didnt make a recovery disk for his laptop (damn thing). Now, becasue I have a Toshiba laptop too I know that there is Recovery on the Harddisk on the D partition (not the windows partition). I tried to use "Repair Windows" booting Windows, when I try to restore the whole PC from a backup media it says " No backup media found", now I'm not sure if the recovery sector still available or not, because the Windows cant boot. So is there away to find the recovery media?

If this mission impossible, then I have Windows Vista Ultimate to install and I can download the drivers from the site? The problem is, how I will make recovery media when install the Windows and the drivers ?

Please this is urgent.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Satellite A300-20P - How to restore from Toshiba recovery?

Hi

To be honest I?m confused at the moment because first you wrote about a problem of your friend?s notebook and you wrote something about your own notebook where you try repair Windows.
So I don?t understand what you mean exactly.

But fact is you have two possibilities to restore factory settings:
1)Use the Toshiba HDD recovery option. You can start it if you go in advanced boot menu (F8) and select ?Repair my computer?. Then follow the screen instructions.
The first partition of the HDD will be wiped and you get factory settings back.
2)Use the Toshiba recovery disk. It?s very similar to HDD recovery option but whole HDD will be wiped (all files will be deleted). After this you have factory settings back, too.

So that?s all what you can do to restore the factory settings. If the HDD recovery option not work and you don?t have a recovery disk you have to order a new one from Toshiba directly.

Alternative you can use a Microsoft disk to install Windows and then download and install all drivers and tools from Toshiba website step by step.

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I have an A300-1MO.
Can I use any Toshiba recovery disk \?
Or is there like a specific one for my A300-1MO?

I'm like a total noob....
Somebody pls help...!

Answer:Re: Satellite A300-1MO - Can I use any Toshiba recovery disk?

No, you cannot use any Recovery disk? you have to use the recovery disk designed for this notebook model.
The point is that recovery disk contains a image. Image is a package which contains OS and Toshiba drivers?
If you would use another recovery disk then the image would be installed with not compatible drivers and this could lead to further problems?

Every new Toshiba notebook provides a Toshiba Recovery Disk creator tool. This tool can create a recovery disk?

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First of all, sorry about my english, but it's not my native language. About my technical problrm, short and simply:
I am useing Toshiba Sat A300-1GN with Vista 32-bit. I was trying to create a recovery disc by useing Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator.

I have inserted a totaly new DVD disc to DVD writer, and program was running very well but suddenly it just fail giving an error with something like that "There was an error in reinforcement calibration area. Error code: 0E01B5-26-00037304"

What's wrong?

What should I do to create tha disc? I can only add, that I have turned of my any-virus system just like it was said in Toshiba manual, but it didn't help.

Pleas, help.

Answer:Recovery Disc Creator Error - Satellite A300-1GN

What is the brand of DVD disc you are using?

Some cheap brands cause problems like this, to ensure you use good quality media such as TDK or Taiyo Yuden.

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Hi,

Tried making recovery disc for new Toshiba A300-29N using Sony DVD, always getting error. Toshiba service center confirmed that Sony DVD not compatible with this DVD drive.
Any one faced htis issue and any update. Tried with Imation DVD it worked fine
Regards
Samir

Answer:Cannot create recovery disc on my Satellite A300-29N using Sony DVD

I don't use Sony DVD media but TDK or Verbatim DVD-R. Every time I used it I was able to create recovery media. No problems at all.
I recommend you to do the same. Believe me it will work properly.

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Hi
I'm using Toshiba A300 laptop which has 2 HDDs (250GB each). The laptop has Windows Vista Home 32-bits installed but I want to change to Windows Vista 64-bits, which comes with the recovery disc, in order to use all 4GB RAM.

I backup all data and move them to the 2nd HDD (named D, the first one named C).

Therefore, I wonder if the recovery wizard will delete data from both hard drives or just the 1st one.

Thanks in advance
Kevin

Answer:Does recovery disc deletes data on 2nd HDD on Satellite A300?

Hi

Your notebook has been equipped with the HDD recovery option which allows you to create the own Toshiba recovery disk which would contains the preinstalled OS.
In your case the Vista 32bit.

And yes, the installation from the Recovery disk formats the whole HDD and deletes everything from the HDD, also from second partition.

Therefore create the Recovery disk before you would install or change anything on the HDD

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Hi,
as the title says, the discs fail to boot, details below formated for easier reading (hopefully :) )

- Brand new Toshiba A300 series,
- I created a Recovery Disc with the toshiba utility, it gave no errors, the files are there but the disc appears to be non-bootable.
- This happens with the two attempts I made, using Verbatim -R and Sony +R media.
- The Recovery Discs do NOT boot on my desktop system either.
- The laptop does boot fine with a couple of Linux distros on CD-R.
- I AM using F12 to tell the laptop to boot from DVD.
- I have plenty of experience dealing with liveCDs, burning bootable discs, etc., so I am inclined to think there is some issue with the toshiba creation utility.

Any help will be very appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Recovery Disc created is ok but Satellite A300 wont boot

Hi

There is definitely nothing wrong with Toshiba Recovery disk creator.
I burned the Recovery disk too. One time it failed because I used not fully compatible DVD. Then I tested it with TDK-R and everything went smoothly.
No errors, nothing. Finally I booted from the DVD and could reinstall the OS too.

I presume you should check other DVDs.

Bye

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Hi, I just bought a new Toshiba Satellite A300 243 and I decided to reinstall system to Vista Ultimate 64 bit (because of the 4GB ram usage).

It took me a few hours, but in the end I found all needed drivers and everything is working fine, except one thing - those multimedia keys (I think they're called Easy Keys). Start, Stop, Next track and Preview track works fine, but the first (by default used for toggling illumination) and the second (by default used for starting W Media Player) just don't work. I have installed the latest version of VAP for 64 bit Vista and in Toshiba Button Support I'm not able to change anything. The list, where normally I'm able to choose a key to edit its function, is empty. I found a few similar problems on this forum, but without any useful answer - lookes like the only way is to use the Toshiba Recovery option, and at this point I'm getting to my second problem.

The second problem is in Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator and Toshiba HDD Recovery tool. At first, before I reinstalled Vista to 64 bit version I wanted to create Recovery Disc, but Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator just didn't started. Then I found the HDD Recovery option, and I read, that this tool is placed on a hidden partition, so I thought I will be able to recover the old system with this tool in case of any compication. So I reinstalled the system and wanted to go back to 32 bit, because it looked like its slower and at first I wasn't able to find all necessary drivers. And what ... Read more

Answer:Satellite A300-243 - Easy Keys & Recovery Disc don't work

Hello

As you said for the easy keys or also called illumination buttons you need the Toshiba Value Added Package. The Satellite A300-243 belongs to the PSAG8E series and therefore you can find all drivers and tools on the Toshiba website:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com => Support & Downloads => Download Drivers

Before you install the VAP, make sure that all drivers are installed and SP1 for Vista at least. Then you can install it and normally then you can use the FN keys, illumination buttons, etc.
Make also sure that you have installed the newest BIOS for your notebook.

About your problem with the recovery disk creator and HDD recovery option I can only say that these features are only available on the preinstalled Vista version. That means if you upgrade to Vista 64bit you can?t use the HDD recovery option anymore and also the recovery disk creator.
So if the recovery disk creator doesn?t work you should use the HDD recovery option but this is not stored on a hidden partition. These files are stored on the second partition of HDD in the folder ?HDDrecovery?. The hidden partition that you mean belongs is a Vista feature: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Recovery_Environment

But just one question: Did you already create a recovery disk?

Greets

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My laptop is Satellite A300-211

My question is can I use the Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator program to burn CDs and DVDs beside the image of Windows?

Answer:Satellite A300-211 - Can I use recovery disc creator to create other discs?

Hi mate,

The Toshiba recovery disk creator can only create the Toshiba recovery disk and that?s all!

If you want to burn other CDs or DVDs you have to use another program like Nero or CD Burner XP. The last one is freeware and really nice. It has a lot of functions and is very small. Check this!!

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What key strokes do I press to have the Toshiba Satellite A300 start the recovery partition?
On a Gateway PC you had to hold Alt+F10 then hit Esc and Alt+F10 again to access the recovery information on the HD without the CD's.
I don't have access to recovery CD's and I just want the laptop to boot from the recovery partition and restore the Windows Vista 32bit OS.
Your help would be appreciated!
ViComputers.ca

Answer:Accessing the Recovery Partition on a Toshiba Satellite A300 Laptop

Hello

I hope this document will help you - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD9102IR0000R01.htm

Bye

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Not sure if I'm in the correct forum?  I tried to redo my Satellite P300 with the recovery discs I burnt when I bought the laptop.  No recovery partition on this model. The discs indicated an error right at the very end, and of course by that time the "C" drive was wiped.  Outside of buying recovery discs from Toshiba, if they're still available, does anyone have any ideas?  Thanks for any help you can provide. 

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Recovery Disc

I would try running the recovery discs again, this may have been a 'blip' and may not repeat. Make sure the discs are clean.
 
Failing that, what OS did you have on this laptop - XP, Vista, Win 7 ?  If you have a Windows validation code on a sticker on the bottom, and can lay your hands on an install disc for your OS, you can re-install Windows that way. The only problem you are likely to have is sourcing the drivers for the graphics, sound, wi-fi, etc. and the best place to go for them is the Toshiba web-site. If you google 'Toshiba satellite P300 drivers' you will find a number of links.
 
If all else fails, you can always try Toshiba for recovery discs. I have a set for a Satellite of slightly older vintage and I must admit I have never checked them for integrity !
 
Chris Cosgrove

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I recently got a used laptop (Toshiba Satellite A205-S5841 with Windows Vista) from a friend and I want to have reformatted to out-of-box settings. He was a download junkie, I don't even know what most of these programs are. I tried wiping my registry and almost couldn't start my computer back up and still didn't get rid of half of it. I know how to take care of a computer but I can't fix one when it's broken. So I want to know how to get a recovery disc (preferably free) so I can start over.
 

Answer:Need Toshiba Satellite A205 recovery disc

About $30,

http://recovery-disks.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=Toshiba+Satellite+A205-S5841&x=10&y=11
 

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Guys I am using Satellite A350D-20K

before or the original OS of my laptop was *Win Vista 32bit* but I have choose changed it to *Win7 64bit*..
I have already downloaded the other drivers from this site for my new OS but it's not complete, anyway it's not a big deal.

I just wanna have an installer for *Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator for win7 64bit*
before on my win7 32bit there was a Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator ("but it does not have an installer on my CD backup I don't know why?")

I searched for installer here but the only thing that I saw was for Win Vista, I tried to install it luckily it was successfully done. It prompt's for restart so I restart my laptop then I tried to open the application but there was an error message that prompt it goes like this

"NO HDD RECOVERY AREA!"
"The Toshiba Recovery disc can not be Launched."

CONCERNS:

* I wanna ask you guys if do you have an Idea why it goes like that?
* Do you have an Idea where I can get the right installer for my new OS





PLEASE GUYS I NEED YOUR HELP URGENTLY BECAUSE I WANNA BACK UP FIRST MY HDD BEFORE I'LL install new apps or before I will use it so it.

Thank you very very much guys...

Answer:Satellite A350D-20K - need Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator for Win7

Hi

Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator is a Toshiba tool which created the Recovery disk from the recovery image available on the HDD.
It?s NOT backup tool like Ghost, etc?which allows you to create a image of your preinstalled OS.
If the Toshiba Recovery files are not available on the HDD then the Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator will not work!

Greets

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I have just bought a Satellite U400, and when I try to create the Recovery Disc with Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator program, I get an error message: "Could not find HDD Recovery folder on second drive of the first hard disk. There is no valid HDD Recovery environment on this computer".

I haven't changed anything on the HDD!!! How do I create my Recovery Disc?

Answer:Satellite U400-10J - Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator fails!

I have made many experiments with fresh preinstalled Vista and this message is shown is the folder with recovery image is missing. So the fact is the folder and data are gone.

Are you really sure you didn?t do anything? Has someone else access to your notebook?

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Hi Folks Have new Toshiba Sat S 70 Laptop U/graded to Windows 8.1 Okay Have Acronis True Image 2013 installed and Comp backed up to Ext USB Problem is that the DVD drive does not see the T Image Recovery Disc when inserted Just gives blank screen after Toshiba Logo The Recovery Disc works on my Desktop okay so it is correct I have Disabled Dvd lock and set Boot to DVD first in the Bios but get the same result Question is how can I do a Restore from External USB if the recovery disc will not work ? Any help or advice will be appreciated The same thing happens with Paragon Backup and Recovery Free 2013 version The DVD drive just sails past its recovery disc and goes into Windows Vixenight 75

Answer:Toshiba Satellite S70-True Image 2013 recovery disc not seen

At a guess you would need to set the BIOS to boot from USB which the drive is connected to.

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HI,

I need to make my recovery disc's for my Satellite P300 (PSPCCA-05V01Y) but the Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator isn't working, as it is saying that there isnt a HDD Recover file on the pc.
I tried before, and it had a problem with the core files, saying it was corrupt.
So I was wondering if there is anyway I can download the HDD Recovery installation so that I can install it and bring it back to the 'factory state' and reburn the recovery disc's?
Cheers for any help
Mikey

Answer:Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator isn't working on my Satellite P300

Hello Mikey

The situation is pretty complicated. When you got your notebook the recovery files was saved on second partition in ?HDDRecovery? folder. The second partitions and saved files should not be changed.

If you have done something with second partition or this folder Toshiba recovery creator cannot find these files and recovery media cannot be created. This will works with ?factory settings? only. but I see one other problem there.
Theoretically, you can now install OS again using HDD recovery installation procedure, and with factory state you should be able to create DVD but if the Toshiba recovery creator cannot find the files I am afraid the HDD recovery installation can have the same problem.

If you want you can test it. Try to start HDD recovery installation.

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Hi,

I would like to reinstall my OS using the recovery disc supplied by Toshiba.

I would like to know what changes i have to make to the Recovery Disc so that it only installs Windows Vista, and does not install all the software it came from, including the two year old drivers.

Answer:Satellite P200: How to install only Vista using Toshiba Recovery Disc

Hi

This is not possible!
The Toshiba recovery disk contains an image. Image is a package containing the Windows OS, Toshiba drivers, tools and utilities.
Using the recovery disk you will install the whole package.

Greets

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I need help regarding finding *Disc Images* of Toshiba *Recovery and Applications/Drivers* (2 DVDs) for the following Toshiba Satellite laptop model:
Model Name: *A215-S4697*
Toshiba Model-Part No: *PSAEGU-00V00U*

The problem is that 2 Recovery Discs I have are *empty/blank*. When I tried inserting it in my computer, *+Nero Burning ROM+* applications detects both discs as *Empty DVD-R media*. (In fact, I can even write on it since its just blank DVDs)

I can't create my own Recovery Disc since my system is broken (hence my *+need+* to use the *Toshiba Recovery Discs*)

I would certainly appreciate if anyone can share a download link or a torrent file for the *Toshiba Recovery Discs*

By the way, here's a [photo of my *+blank+ Recovery Discs*|http://img19.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=41201_BlankToshibaSatelliteRecoveryD iscs_122_881lo.jpg]

Answer:Re: Links for Toshiba Satellite A215-S4697 Recovery Disc Images

Hello alibaba

At first I must say that I know for sure that Toshiba does not offer link for recovery images download. If you want to have recovery CD/DVD for your notebook you must buy it.
The CDs shown on the picture are really strange. it does not look like original Toshiba recovery CD/DVD but like some self made recovery media. See just the print. I am really confused about it.

Original Toshiba recovery media looks like this one . Can you see the difference? Of course on this picture you can see recovery media for European market but I cannot imagine there is big difference for other not European countries.

Can you please tell me who gives you those CDs?

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Hi,

I am trying to create a recovery disc for my Toshiba Satellite L500D PSLK0A-00U009.
When I run the Recovery Disc Creator it begins to open then it comes up with a box with an exclamation mark then it says 'Can not open target partition'. Then the Recovery Disc Creator will open. It then appears normal then when I insert a CD to being the process it looks as though it is going to work then it says Error and stops and ejects the CD the Error is code is: 0E01B5-26-510444D9

I have already uninstalled then program then reinstalled it using a download from the MyToshiba website and this did not fix the problem.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Satellite L500D PSLK0A Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator does not run correctly

Hi

Did you try different disks from different manufactures?
How about the usage of USB flash memory stick? As far as I know you can create an bootable USB Recovery flash stick too.

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Hi,

toshiba recovery disc creator cannot be installed. need please assistance. thanks

http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/5869/unbenannt1ja.jpg

Does someone have one left to the current version?

Notebook: Toshiba Satellite L555-10N
WIN7 x64

Answer:Satellite L555-10N: toshiba recovery disc creator no work Win7 x64

Hi

Seems the Toshiba recovery disk creator cannot find the image files in order to create the recovery disk.

Did you change something on the HDD?

The image files are necessary and important in order to create the recovery disk

Greets

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Hi, my friend has bought a Toshiba satellite Pro A300-28R after going into Pc World. Ithas 4gb of Ram, a 320gb hard Drive and Vista 'Biz' (Business?) and and XP DVD, delivered for 695. Am i right to suspect he paid over the odds for this? I've had a little search and it would seem that he has but i would appreciate other people's opinion...!

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Pro A300-28R for £695?

Looking around he might have got it for about 10-20 cheaper, here's a few retailer pricesclick here ...alB

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hi guys i would just like to ask some advice i've been offered the chance of a laptop but before i part with the cash i'd like some opinions on the laptop 1st TOSHIBA SATELLITE A300 1MCIntel(r)core(tm)2 duo cpu T5800 @2.00GHz 2.00GHzRAM: 2940system type : 32-bit o/s windows vista so is it a good laptop ??????

Answer:TOSHIBA SATELLITE A300

That depends on the cost and also on how you wish to use the laptop. The RAM seems ok, I think the most that a 32bit system will recognise is about 3.25gb or RAM.

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Hi there this is my first post would like to say hi. I have 7 installed on my desktop and Im loving it so far. I wish it were the same for my laptop though..

Its a Toshiba A300 (model PSAG4C-05U01C) it came pre-loaded with vista 64 and did not come with any driver/or refresh cd whatsoever.

I would like to do a clean install of 7, but im not sure if I'll have driver issues with this hardware. I cant seem to find anything specifically for 7, can someone point me to the right direction pls?

Also theres seems to be the odd time ill run into the odd app that only runs on 32bit. Would you guys recommend using a 32bit version? or is it better to stick with 64 w/ this laptop?

thanks

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A300

A quick look at your system specs: I would say it should run Windows 7 just fine. I would go with 64bit that is the wave of the future. Many 32bit older applications will run on Windows 7 x64, however there are some that just don't work.

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Hi all,

After 8 weeks wait i finally received my vista upgrade a couple of weeks ago, but when i put in the toshiba disc it said to use first i found that the disc is faulty. i contacted moduslink but did not receive any help from them. What i wanted to know is can i upgrade to vista without using the toshiba disc??

I have a Toshiba Satellite A100-998 Laptop with Windows XP Professional with media centre. the upgrade is for vista business. Any advice on this issue would be gratefully received!!

Thanks
Dave

Answer:Satellite A100-998: Can Vista Upgrade Disc be used without the Toshiba Disc?

Hi

I?m a little bit confused? What CD or DVD is faulty??
The received Vista DVD or the Toshiba recovery CD??
In my knowledge the received Vista CD upgrades the old Toshiba XP to Vista? so I think you need the original Toshiba XP image for Vista upgrade?

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I took apart my old laptop and this first pictured "power cable" bike. I cannot figure out where it connects. I put the laptop back together and it works fine. Does anyone know where this cord could connect to?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A300 repair

Was it connected to anything before? Looks like it has something to do with the fan - possibly speed regulator.

Sent from my HTC One

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Hi all
I have a toshiba sattelite pro a300-1dz laptop model no: psag1e-oofoo4en
which got infected with a virus which is all fixed now however the computer is not functioning properly and i wish to do a fresh install of windows.
I have my xp sp2 disc on cd, i have backed up all data on the laptop and ready to go. I have studied how to install xp and i have done it for real on my pc.
So i should'nt have a problem should I?
Hmmp
well i was confident of this when i began but when i run the wxp cd it loads all its stuff and i select the option to install wxp then you should goto the screen where you format the hdd but it politely informs me:

Set up did not find ant hard disk drives installed on your computer.

Make sure any HDD are powered on and properly connected to your computer, and any hard disk related hardware configuration is correct. this may involve running a manafacturer supplied diagnostic or setup program.

set up cannot continue press f3 to goto hell..er i mean quit setup

when i press f3 windows loads up.
Please help

Answer:Re install wxp on a toshiba satellite pro a300-1dz

Installing XP on a SATA drive requires an additional step:

http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how...ws_xp_on_a.htm

However, Most newer BIOS allow an Alternate method for SATA . . Go into the bios and check the "Sata Operation" setting,

change it to "Raid Autodetect/ATA if it is not already. Now try to install XP ( could be IDE Mode, Compatibility Mode or Legacy Mode - different BIOS use different terms )

some will say IDE instead of ATA)

If there are no such settings you'll need to slipstream the sata drivers on the XP CD, follow the instructions in this guide :

http://www.digitgeek.com/how-to-slip...rs-into-xp-cd/

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Good afternoon.

I have a Toshiba Satellite A300-276 and I need to format the laptop with a usb pen or external cd / dvd usb. Is it possible to boot through a usb device on this laptop?
I can not format the laptop with usb devices, my bios appears as follows: HD, FDD, CD / DVD, LAN and USB

Regards, thank you

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Hi,
My laptop Toshiba A300 stops when appears "microsoft coorporation" as well as in safe mode.
It can start with the backup DVD but it stops after one minute and either it blocks the laptop or reboot

Then impossible to access to windows vista By cons with a DVD of PARAGON RESCUE 2014 it loads well the DVD.
What to do ? Can be flasher the bios?
Thanks in advance for your advice

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My toshiba computer A300 (Vista -32 bit); recently i tried to format the hard drive and found the recovery disc in the computer had changed to folder (Icon) format. what is to be done to recover my recovery data drive, pls help..

Answer:toshiba A300 hard drive recovery free downloa

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Hi Folks,

I finally got round to buying a USB DVD drive in order to create recovery discs for my NB200-10Z. I got the following:

* Samsung SE-S084C, External USB 2.0 Slimline 8X DVD Writer, Black

I have twice tried to create a recovery disc and am now left with two trashed DVDs. The error codes in the error window are:

Error Code: 0E01B5-26-2A040803
Error code: 02016F-3C-00000000

The first time the burning was stopped, the second time the verify failed.

Can anyone shed light on this?

Answer:NB200-10Z: Can't make recovery disk using TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator

Hey mate,

Which disks you are using for creating a recovery disk?
I had a similar issue that it wasn?t possible to create the recovery medium so I bought blank DVD?s from another manufacture (Verbatim DVD-R) and this worked!!!

It seems that DVD-R mediums working good instead DVD+R?
It?s worth a try!!

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Hi people,

I have a question concerning the Toshiba Satellite A300-129;
I would like to install Windows XP on it (due to stability problems with Vista) but when I enter the Windows XP setup I get the message that Windows Setup could not find any HDD's installed on this computer, even though the BIOS tells me there is one installed. Do I need a HDD-driver to install Windows XP on this machine?

thanks in advance!

Allan

Answer:Re: Toshiba Satellite A300-129 : installing Windows XP

hi,

I guess, you should integrate sata drivers:

http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD9401AN0000R01.htm

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Hello,
I have a TOSHIBA SATELLITE A300-1MM laptop, with a Pentium Dual Core T3200 2.0GHZ processor.
It was overheating and shutting itself down. The temperatures before I cleaned it were (at full usage) about 99-100C
After cleaning it, it goes up to 85C under full usage.
Is it normal? It seems way too hot for me.
Thanks

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Hiya,

I recently bought a Toshiba A300-16c but have been unable to find it on the Toshiba website.

I am trying to look to extend the 1 year warranty and there is an offer on at the moment to extend the Toshiba 1 year warranty on a variety of models but the A300-16c isnt listed and doesnt even exist on this website.

Can anyone help?

Answer:Re: Cannot find Satellite A300-16c on Toshiba website

Hi

Satellite A300-16C seems to belongs to the PSAJ4E series?
It?s definitely a Toshiba European model and as far as I?m not mistaken this unit were delivered in Italy?

May I ask you how did you try to register the warranty???

In your case I would recommend visiting the Toshiba European support page:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com -> Support & Download -> Standard Warranty


Check it out!

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Hi, my Toshiba Satellite A300 has No network connections available. It works of and on and I don't know what the problem is. The wifi works fine on my phone and girlfriends laptop
 

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Hi all ...

I have this laptop (link) : [Satallite A300-1G5|http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/jsp/SUPPORTSECTION/discontinuedProductPage.do?service=EU&com.broadvis ion.session.new=Yes&PRODUCT_ID=1055589]
I have some questions regrading the exist utilities:

1. the webcam utility , is there a way to disable it sidebar and just live with its icon tray?

2. Toshiba Notification icon tray , can I get rid of that ?? it doesnt show any notification , but the icon still there , dunno why and its annoys me.

3. what does the TRDCReminder & TRORDCLauncher do ? what are these installed software (on the Add/Remove of the windows) do ?!

4. I dont use the DVD Player , DiscCreator and Ulead of Toshiba, I have better alternatives , can I uninstall them and get'em back when I need? How?

ok, hope that me questions are clear ... have one little GOOD question here ...

*Is there any software that can read the sensors of the laptop and show them to me ? like CPU temperature , GPU Temprature , Fan RPM , HDD Temperature .. a software from Toshiba itself and really can do the job ? 3rd party softwares not helping much in the case of the laptop apparently ...*

*one more thing, when Windows Vista SP2 32-bit Update , recommend a new driver for my wireless, NIC and touchpad .. can I download them or its a bad idea since the windows which find those updates?*

looking forward to hear from u ...

Answer:Satellite A300-1G5 - Questions about the Toshiba Utilities

Hi

I will try to offer some answers. Hopefully it will help you. ;)

1. No. as far as I know this is not possible but if you don't need this application just go to exit and stop it running in the background. You can start it again anytime you want.
2. You can disable this notification in RUN > MSCONFIG > Startup tab. I don't know how the right name is but you will find it there. Just remove check mark in front of it and this will never start again.
3. New notebook models are delivered without recovery DVD and you must make it alone. Toshiba has created small ?reminder? and this reminder should tell you ? Please don't forget to create this recovery DVD. So please do is using "Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator". This installations media you can use for further Vista installation. I recommend you to use DVD-R media only. TRORDCLauncher is Recovery Disc Creator Launcher . When the recovery DVD is created you can remove both applications from the system.
4. Yes you can remove them from the system. How? Control panel > Programs and Features > there is the list of all preinstalled software. Click on application you want to remove and click on the menu on option ?Uninstall?.

You can download some third part applications like ?Speed Fan?. Please note that thisr part applications are not tested and all info you see there must not be 100% right.

Please don't download driver updates using Microsoft update option.

Bye

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Hello.

I have Toshiba Satellite A300-1MW with BIOS 3.5 version. Can I make upgrade it to 1.7 version which i will download from Toshiba site?
Whay i want to do this?
Because I have a lot of problems with this notebook. For example:

1) Slow system loading on Compatibility mode
2) When I will set AHCI mode and install SATA drivers then loading is faster but I have problems with Critical Error

I don't know what to do :/ Maybe I have bad drivers (it is not possible because all drivers are from Toshiba site) or maybe I didn't install some drivers (there are a lot of drivers on Toshiba site, I didn't download and install all of them)

Can someone write the list of drivers which i need to install?

Thanks in advane and have a nice day.

Yours,
Tralla

Answer:BIOS Upgrade on Toshiba Satellite A300-1MW

Hello Tralla

As I can see you have already posted one thread with the same question and I am wondering you ask the same again.

You have these ?problems? because you didn?t install WXP properly. If you want to have well preinstalled WXP and use it with full speed use AHCI settings in BIOS and load WXP with all SATA drivers.
After doing this notebook will run fast, you will not have problems and BIOS update must not be done at all.
This theme is discussed very often on this forum and please take a little bit time and check this forum about WXP installation using SATA driver.

Bye

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My laptop has developed a strange power fault, it will charge the battery while it is off but when you turn it on it seems to run off the battery then power down when the battery goes flat. All the time this is happening the AC power light is on which suggests the power is connected and all is well, the battery light shows it is fully charged until power on when it changes from white to amber.
I am going to buy a new battery as mine is not lasting very long and I need the laptop for work and can't afford to replace it right now. Any suggestions as to why the battery is getting charge but not the laptop itself.
Cheers.
Barry.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A300 power fault.

There could be a number of reasons. A loose connection, power adapter fault etc.
Try removing the battery from the laptop and see what happens when the mains power supply are then turned back on.
You could also have a look at this link for Toshiba information http://www.ehow.com/about5912125toshiba-laptop-battery-problems.html
Doing a simple internet search, there appears to be a number of Toshiba laptop charging problems mentioned, with some possible solutions.
Failing that, have you tried Toshiba support and customer care?.

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hi, I have a toshiba a300 laptop and it has now stopped working. it powers on and then goes onto a screen stating its had problems and should i start normally or try to repair. if i select either of these options it loads windows (although the windows picture sign is not showing) and then goes onto a blank screen. Any help is much appreciated.

Answer:toshiba satellite a300 laptop not working

It worked properly before? Last time it appeared to function properly?

Can you boot into safe mode?

You have restore capability?

What was the last activity you conducted on the system...before the system stopped working properly?

Louis

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Hey guys,
I've searched the forums a little to find a solution to my problem.
Having not found anything that seems to be the fix, i'm here - with my first post.

I've been looking at a friends Toshiba Satellite A300, that wont power on.
It was working fine until he purchased a new charger - a universal one.
He took the model number into the shop and was told this charger would do the job.
He told me the tip was hard to get into the charger port, he had to use force.

Since then, it hasn't powered on. He told me the charge lights were coming on, but nothing else.

I have the same model laptop as him, so we tried with my charger, my battery, still nothing.

I've taken the laptop completely apart. Re-seated everything. Still nothing.

What i noticed was that with the battery in, and my charger, when i left it charging for a while and tried to power on, it waited maybe a minute then the fan and power on lights came on for maybe 5 seconds then it died again.

Another thing i've noticed is that when it's charging with the battery in, the quick play lights near the power button work. I can press them without the laptop being on and they turn on/off except the media light, it stays on if turned on.

The only thing i have yet to try is replacing the CMOS battery.

I was wondering if anyone here has any idea what may be the problem here? It seems very odd for this to just start happening. The laptop hasn't been taken apart ... Read more

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A300 Wont Power On

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

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i have a Toshiba A300 satellite laptop . it is only a year old ,the problems i
face r as follows nt
when i type ,the cursor moves to the starting point of the line automatically.
also when i hit backspace button the cursor moves to the start of the line .
also when i select file or folder in the desktop,the file being opened is always the 1st file (at left top corner ) in the desktop,it is same when files in folders r selected ..
also when i on my laptop ,before the os starts loading a loud beeping sound is produced and after a while the os resumes loading
i do also have some scrolling problems ,when i scroll down it doesn't work and sticks to the upper side.
what should i do ...?
i really cud use some help...?
 

Answer:Keyboard problems with Toshiba Satellite A300

Does an external Keyboard work properly?
 

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Reformatted hard drive and loaded xp from usb stick as dvd drive would not read windows cd. How do I load drivers as dvd drive still wont read cd and cant connect to internet to download drivers?
 

Answer:Solved: Toshiba Satellite A300 has no drivers

If you can find the driver for the ethernet controller, and can then get online, the other drivers will be easier to deal with. Toshiba's website is notorious for its uselessness in driver downloads so it's easier to go to the ethernet adapter's Properties in Device Manager and click the Details tab. You should be looking at the Hardware ID which will have four characters showing after VEN for Vendor and another four after DEV for device.

Note those down and go to http://www.pcidatabase.com and input the DEV code into the second of the two input boxes then hit Enter. The VEN code you have will appear in column three so you'll then know who made it and have a link to their site where you can download the right driver.

 

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I have a young fellow that asked me to look at his computer, however i have little knowledge of Vista. When the computer loads, it appears to work fine, then after attempting to run anything it will hang, and not go anywhere. You have to manually shut down the system. I have gone into safe mode and attempted to repair, but i don't know if i am doing it right. I suspect that the system is compromised and it may have to be reformated, however i do not have discs, it is a legal copy and somewhere i read most laptops have the back up on the harddrive itself, can anyone help lead me through this? thanks Chris
 

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A300 - system hanging

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Hi

I've recently had my laptop back from the Toshiba Warranty Service as my machine wasn't able to receive juice when plugged in but it was working fine on battery!
They replaced the motherboard and the power jack cable and the machine seemed to be working fine!

I've now noticed that when my machine is turned on and plugged in to the power supply, after about 5 minutes or so it cuts out!

When I turn the machine on it goes through the "your machine didn't shut down correctly" jargon!
I've also noticed that I'm not hearing any extra fan activity or feeling any extra air flow that I once used to!

Does anyone think this could be down to overheating?

The machine doesn't seem to suffer from this problem if I'm just running on battery power!
I'm gonna be a bit fed up if I have to send it back again!

All feedback welcome!

Answer:Satellite A300 shut down after 5min of usage

>I've now noticed that when my machine is turned on and plugged in to the power supply, after about 5 minutes or so it cuts out! When I turn the machine on it goes through the "your machine didn't shut down correctly" jargon! I've also noticed that I'm not hearing any extra fan activity or feeling any extra air flow that I once used to!

Hmm? that sounds not good and I would recommend contacting the responsible ASP as fast as possible.
For me it sounds like a overheating issue?. If the temperature arises to a critical level then the notebook would power off automatically to prevent the hardware from damage.
You said you cannot hear the cooling modules running?
This might be a reason why the temperature would be to high and the notebook would shut down.

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Hi all,

I've an *a300-1mz* since little more one year and I'd like to know the battery autonomy of your same model of mine.

My a300' autonomy is very small for me...*about 1h30m*

Give me any consults for verify the warning level of battery (usury) and if it would be good to make the calibration (and how to make it)

Tanks...

Answer:Satellite A300-1mz - battery usage time

Hi

1.5h is not bad!
The battery working time depends always on notebook usage.
Battery would discharge much faster running applications which needs more notebook performance.

For example watching DVDs;
In such case the CD/DVD drive as to run the whole time. This waste a lot of power.
You could reduce the display brightness in order to increase the battery working time.

But note; sooner or later the battery would die? that?s normal? and during the notebook usage the battery loses the own performance.

You can try to recalibrate the battery; discharge the battery completely and charge it again. repeat this several times?

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Hi everyone.

This is my first time on any forum ever :)

In August 2008 I have bought Laptop Toshiba Satellite A300 - 149. There was many turbulences in our relationship but we have always went thru them until now.

Some time ago I have added extra hard disc just for system. I've made it just to have all important datas in separate unit. Now this extra disc decided to be dying.

The problem is that there is no more recovery on the oryginal disc so I have a laptop, hard disc and the product key for windows but no windows instalation disc or at least file.

Can you please help me and tell what should I do now because I cannot undo what I have done already :)

Answer:Satellite A300 - Win Vista instalation disc missing

Hi

Your A300 was delivered with preinstalled Vista operating system (recovery image). This recovery image is saved on HDD. In user?s manuals document is described that every notebook owner should create recovery installation disc using preinstalled recovery media creator tool.

If I understand you right you didn?t create it so this is your only mistake.
What you can do now?
You have two options:
1/ You can order original recovery disc - https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx
2/ You can install own OS version

I have A300 too and since three years I use it with Windows 7 32bit. It runs perfectly and much better than original Vista.

Anyway, you must make decision what to do. If you have more questions feel free to ask.

Bye

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I have a brand new A300-1MC, only 5 days old so surely not malfunctioning already!

Yesterday I configured it to my printer and camera, no problems at all when reading the discs. However, tonight the CD drive just doesn't read any disc at all, have tried everything from a DVD to a music CD.

I am not too hot with computer stuff but hoping someone out there will be able to help and hoping it's something really simple! Have done a virus scan, just in case, but nothing showed up.
Many thanks in advance, Carol.

Answer:Satellite A300-1MC - CD drive doesn't read any disc

Hi!

Do Windows recognize the drive and the BIOS also?

On the Toshiba website I have founded a firmware update for drives from Toshiba or Pioneer.
If you have such a drive, download and install the update.
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com => Support & Downloads => Download Drivers

Bye

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When can we expect newer drivers for the ATI Radeon Mobility HD3650 graphics card for Toshiba Satellite A300-1NT? The ones on the support site are from 2009 (v8). ATI has released version 11.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Newer ATI graphics drivers for Toshiba Satellite Pro A300-1NT

Good question but I don?t know who should give you proper answer and info about updates.
This is user-to-user forum. What you need is official Toshiba statement but I?m afraid you will not get it here.

Have you contacted Toshiba hotline?

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Hi. I am purchased Satellite A300 -1MT, but installed Windows Vista doesn't fits me.
I am install Win XP. I am found all drivers on toshiba web site. But can not found Toshiba face recognition.
Please advice me somthing!

Answer:Satellite A300 -1MT: Where to download Toshiba face recognition for Win XP

Hi

I?m afraid you will not find this tool for Win XP.
It looks this feature can be used only running Win Vista OS.
If Toshiba European driver page does not provide such software for Windows XP then you will be NOT able to find it on another websites?

So I see only one solution; go back to Vista if you want to use this!

Greets
Jack

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Hi,

The problem I encountered with my laptop is when I push the power on button the "Toshiba Leading on Innovation" appears then after that the screen went blank. It does not proceed to windows but the laptop has power. My OS is Windows Vista Home Premium. Please I need all the help I can get as I need my laptop for my studies.

Thanks and Best Regards.

Answer:Re: Satellite A300-1BZ Blank screen after Toshiba logo

Windows may be corrupted. Have you tried booting from a Bootable CD? For example, try the Memtest ISO from www.memtest.org

Directly after you see the Toshiba logo, press F8 a few times to access the Windows Boot Menu, and try booting into Safe Mode.

If you can get into safe mode, run CHKDSK C: /F to check for file system errors, then reboot normally.
If that doesnt work, then go back into Safe Boot and restore the PC back to a previous state using System Restore.

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Hello All, my laptop has started behaving a little bizarrely! 6 times out of 10 boot ups my laptop screen is white. If I connect my machine to a monitor then my desktop is visible and works perfectly normally? If I restart then maybe my screen comes back, maybe not. There seems to be no reason for it, totally random?? Or is it ??? Could anyone offer any insight?
Many thanks,
Tray

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hello. I have an analogical problem.

Satellite A300-1G3 purchased, setup Winxp and sensory buttons set left off to work. Today I will make attempt the version of Bios to check, but doubt that he influences on it. Really is nothing present official from Toshiba?

I am sorry for my English

Answer:Satellite A300-1G3 - Toshiba Controls buttons don't work

Hi

This is a user to user forum and I doubt you will receive an something official from Toshiba. Everything what you can get are some suggestions from a notebook user like me and you.
A300-1G3 belongs to the PSAG0E series (I hope so).

Check the Toshiba European driver page. Choose this notebook model and reinstall the Common Module

Furthermore install the Toshiba *Controls* which you could find in *PSAG8E* series!!!

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Hi,

I am putting Windows XP on a Toshiba Satellite A300 PSAGCA-09U01N.

I've downloaded all the drivers and installed them and now I am trying to install all the toshiba applicaion/Utilities so that they all work.
I've tried installing them in diffirent orders but keep coming up with the same problem.

The [FN]+[F1-12](Hotkeys) don't display what there doing like they should and some of them don't work at all like [FN]+[F2] and [FN]+[F6-7].

Does anyone know the correct order in which they are installed or offer any help?

I downloaded my drivers form here: http://www.mytoshiba.com.au/support/notebooks/satellite/a300/psagca-09u01n/download?os=22

Any Help would be appreciated.

Answer:Installing Toshiba Utilities on Satellite A300 PSAGCA

Hi

You have to install the TOSHIBA Common Module
The Common Module software is necessary and should be installed at first.
In my case it worked properly on another Toshiba notebook!

PS: There is a BIOS especially for Win XP
Should use it if you running Win XP

Greets

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Hi guys,

please do me a favour. i am in Dubai, i bought my Toshiba laptop in Dubai. That is Satellite A300-1G5, Sr.No. 98487056Q.
The problem is: whenever i try to find my laptop in Toshiba help and support web site, it is not detecting my machine.

I have tried Auto detect, putting serial no in the box, both option, but all returns with the same result---- not available in region.

Until I detect my machine I am unable to identify the exact driver and so cannot check for updates.
It is strange that Toshiba laptop is not getting found by Toshiba website.

Can anybody help me?

Answer:Satellite A300-1G5 is not detected on Toshiba support page

It can happen that system somehow cannot identify notebook model but for drivers download it is just important to know first part of the part number.
So your notebook belongs to PSAG4E series and on Toshiba download page you can define exact notebook model and see which drivers are available.

Have you tried to choose your product manually?

http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/generic/SUPPORT_PORTAL/

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Hello,
i was wondering if someone could tell me why when reseting the bios password via jumpers on motherboard is it stated that 1 of the 2 memory sticks should be left in the FIRST slot (the one furthest from motherboard)?

I ask because the top/FIRST memory slot on the motherboard of my laptop (please see title) is broken.

Can I perform try to reset by leaving a memory stick in the second slot (closest to the motherboard)?

Many many thanks
 

Answer:toshiba satellite pro A300 bios password reset

1. Welcome to Tech Support Guy
2. If you KNOW the password this is the procedure
http://forums.toshiba.com/t5/Comput...-UEFI-BIOS-or-HDD-hard-disk-drive/ta-p/407769
If you know the password for the BIOS or UEFI or don't have one set, you can change or remove a password through the UEFI/BIOS settings, Hardware Setup Utility, or TOSHIBA Security Assist Utility.
As explained on the link with the sub links to the appropriate OS
3. The procedure you appear to refer to, irrespective of where you found it is - I would think part of a suggested method when you do NOT know the password.
4. If that is the case, then one of the rules of this site is

Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with (or ways to bypass) a forgotten or unknown password, personal identification number (PIN) or any other type of access code that may be required on a computer, mobile device or web site. As there is no way to verify the actual situation or intent, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...

5. Therefore I hope you will appreciate why we cannot assist if the presently set password is unknown.
 

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I recently bought a Satellite A300-15A ; model: PSAJ4E;

The laptop has 6 Multimedia keys on the top.
As described in the manual, they are supposed to perform the following funtions (left to right): (i am numbering them for convinience to mention them afterwards)
1. Mute/ LED On/Off Button
2. CD/DVD Button
3.Play/Pause Button
4.Stop Button
5.Previous Button
6.Next Button

Can someone elaborate on all the above buttons.

The only function these peform for me are as folllows;
1st Button only switches the LED off/on but does not perform any mute operation with any application (not even Windows Media Player). Even when it performs the LED off operation; only the 6 keys and the bottom 'SATELLITE' display is off; the other LED's (DC in, Powe. Battery, Disk) are still on......what is the problem and how can i start its mute operation so that i can mute the pc with any application running.

2nd button does nothing but open windows media player. What is it supposed to do exactly?

All the other keys do nothing but work on Windows Media Player. They dont work on any other application; be it VLC or any other. How can I make them work on all the media applications......


Please do elaborate and reply with solutions.

Answer:Satellite A300-15A: How does the Toshiba Control buttons work?

3-6 buttons work well also with other applications , all you have to do is to choose an actual option in Application preferences (not notebook's !).

According to the first two buttons, i got the same problems... I found out that older version of Toshiba software had "Toshiba controls" application in Control panel used to change settings for all of these button.. but now it dissappeared ;< I am already looking for any way of changing 2nd button result :) If i found out any other than changing the registry then i'll let u know here :)

@EDIT : Found it in Toshiba Assist / Optimalize/

Message was edited by: Qarlog

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My question is, "Does the Toshiba Satellite A300/M00 have room for Intel Turbo Memory and if so is there a tutorial to placing the module in".

Regards,
Matthew Gill.
 

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Hello everybody!

I need the help in organizing of my startup list:

Toshiba Button Support (why do I need this program if my laptop doesn't has multimedia keys? OR maybe this program for something else?)
ItSecMng (although I disabled Bluetooth Manager from running during startup this item still remains in the startup)
Conexant High Definition Audio Filter Agent (What is this program for? Do I really need it in startup?)
Toshiba Power Saver
Toshiba Flash Cards
RAID Event Monitor

So, my friends. Could you give a valuable suggestion whether or not it safe to disable the above startup entries? I want to speed up my laptop to highest possible level.

Thanks very much for your time!

Regards,
Osman.

My laptop:
Toshiba Satellite Pro A300-15V (PSAJ5E) => Does NOT have any multimedia keys except the FN keys.

Answer:Satellite Pro A300-15V - Question about Toshiba startup items

Those processes are quite important and don't really decrease the performance of the system.

If you want to improve the performance, installing more RAM or upgrading to an SSD Drive and using an efficient Virus Scanner will have the most impact.

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I have quite a weird issue that I haven't encountered before.

When the laptop is turned on, you get the Toshiba splash screen, hitting f2 gets you in to the bios, f12 gets you to the boot menu, both these menus work fine.

However, anything past this just results in a black screen, for example, if I was to choose network boot as the first boot option, or cd-rom, or hdd!

I have tried the following troubleshooting steps

1. Removed HDD/DVD and tried to network boot - nothing
2. Reset BIOS to factory defaults, checked boot items were set correctly
3. Removed ram and fitted known working ram, tried both slots
4. Removed battery and drained the static
5. Attempted recovery of the bios using floppy disk (results in same black screen when trying to boot to it)

No bios updates have been ran previous to this, all the client tried to do was connect the laptop to a projector.

Any Ideas?

Thanks
Jon Roberts

Answer:Satellite A300 - No activity after Toshiba splash screen

Hi Jon Roberts,

Why you want to update the BIOS?

If nothing works after the Toshiba screen it seems to be a hardware malfunction. You should contact nearest authorized service provider to get professional help. The guys can check the notebook and repair it.
Furthermore on the Toshiba website you can find a list of all ASPs.

Good luck! :)

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Hi, Since my desktop is full of stuff I can't seem to get rid of, I decided to reset my Toshiba Satellite A300-1M9 to factory settings/out-of-the-box state.Methods such as the '0 + power button'-method don't work on this model. I've lost my CD/DVD and I can't seem to acquire a new one (it's not for sale), plus the fact that I rather don't buy a new one. I can't find how to reset my Toshiba Satellite A300-1M9 to factory settings! Please help me. Yours sincerely,E. Mathijssen

Answer:How to Reset Toshiba Satellite A300-1M9 to Factory Settings?

Well I just checked and keeping the zero key pressed whilst pressing the power button is correct for that model.Your laptop must be turned off first of course, it won't work if the laptop is already turned on.

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i just bought my new Satelite, but now i see that the best tool from the former Satelite line is missing!
POWER SAVER! i'm running vista at the moment, but power saver does not exist so it seems!
I was wondering if that was indeed true, or it just does nog exist in my language!

If it does not exist, i would like to suggest it to Toshiba, to bring it back, but it was a most usefull tool, mutch better then the one that is standard on windows vista!
If anyone has a solution, i would be glad to hear from you ofcourse!

PS i tried installing the version for windows XP witch i downloaded from the Toshiba site, but it does not work on Vista ofcourse!

Answer:Toshiba Power Saver on Satellite A300-PSAGCE with Vista OS

Hello

Power saver is installed under Vista too and you can find it under:
Start ? Control Panel ? System & Maintenance ? Power Options > ?Select a Power Plan? ? Change plan settings ? Change advanced power settings ? Toshiba Power Saver Settings V.xxx

As you can see the settings are not like before under WXP. The fact is that most of settings are now controlled by Vista and Toshiba power saver has no much influence in power settings like before.

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Hello, I have this problem with Toshiba satellite A300.

I deleted many files and folders from my C and E drives. On restarting the computer, it only shows the Toshiba logo then a blank screen slightly gray on close inspection. Whenever I press the CRL + ALT + DEL keys, the computer restarts and behaves in the same manner.

I have tried using an external monitor but there is no difference. On trying to boot using a CD/DVD, same behaviour happens, it won't boot from it and screen remains blank after the Toshiba logo, I have even tried changing g the boot order but to no avail.

What could be happening?
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Re: satellite A300 screen goes blank after toshiba logo, won't boot from CD/DVD

Hi,

It looks like you removed system folders and Windows doesn't boot anymore. Have you tried to restore the factory settings from hdd image or recovery disk? Or make Windows copy installation... It's easier to reinstall it rather fixing the problem.

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OS: Windows 7

Any help is welcome, I just want it to stop!

So basically I get the blue screen. It happened in the summer after I installed Windows 7. It usually happened like once a month, didn't pay too much attention, but now it happened 4 times in a day!

So it starts dumping memory, after the dumping when the laptop restarts I get this error message:
Code:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.48
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 7f
BCP1: 0000000000000008
BCP2: 0000000080050033
BCP3: 00000000000006F8
BCP4: FFFFF80002ADCDA2
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\110110-27596-01.dmp
C:\Users\Vladimir\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-53913-0.sysdata.xml

Read our privacy statement online:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=104288&clcid=0x0409

If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:
C:\Windows\system32\en-US\erofflps.txt

And inside the xml is this:
Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="Unicode" ?>
<SYSTEMINFO>
<SYSTEM>
<OSNAME>Windows 7 Professional Professional</OSNAME>
<OSVER>6.1.7600 0.0</OSVER>
<OSLANGUAGE>1033</OSLANGUAGE>
<ARCHITECTURE>9</ARCHITECTURE>
<PRODUCTTYPE>48</PRODUCTTYPE>
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Answer:Toshiba Satellite Pro A300 - blue screen / hardware problem

Wow what a long post? lol.

Try running memtest (burn it to disk and allow it to run at bootup; may need to change your BIOS settings to boot from CD/DVD rom). The error you are getting (BC Code 7f) could spell faulty or failing RAM....so give this test a try and see if you get any errors after running a few passes.

http://download.cnet.com/3001-2086_4-10524193.html?spi=679528741d6c78fdf6b5f4c9ebce60c7
 

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Hi.

I have an A300-15G with special function touch buttons.
I've managed to modify only 2 of them: the illumination button, and CD\DVD button.

But I want to modify the 'play' button.
I don?t want to start Windows media player every time I touch it.
I want to start another program. Can anyone help me?

Thanx

Answer:Satellite A300-15G: How to modify the Toshiba Control button Play

Hi

Unfortunately, from my knowledge it?s not possible to configure the buttons like pause, play, etc?
The functionality is assigned to the Microsoft Windows Player and I doubt you could change it?

Ok? maybe it would be possible to change is manually somewhere in the registry but this is only a suggestion

Bye

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Hi,

I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro A300 here, running on Windows Vista, and it will not see any wireless networks. The wireless adaptor is enabled and I have checked this several times to make sure. It will connect perfectly if connected with an ethernet cable in the RJ-45 port so this has slightly confused me. I'm sure there must be a simple fix. Also there seems to be no problems with the network drivers installed (No yellow exclaimation marks or anything). Any suggestions welcome.

Thanks in advance

Simon
 

Answer:Solved: Toshiba Satellite Pro A300 not finding any wireless networks

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I am a new user of toshiba laptops so i bought this pc and I downgrade from Vista home premium to XP SP3 and I have problem with multimedia bar above my keyboard and also I have problem with Function of Fn buttons.
I mean when I pres Fn button and some from F1 to f12 nothing happens.

Please please help??

regards

Answer:Re: Satellite A300-1EB: Toshiba Control buttons & FN keys don't work on Win XP

Hi

The Satellite A300-1EB belongs to the PSAG0E series.
So please choose firstly the right notebook series before you will start to download the XP drivers.

After choosing the right notebook model you will have to reinstall the XP drivers.

The Common Module and Hotkey Utility are necessary to get the FN keys working.
The Common Modules must be installed at first.

To get the Multimedia buttons working you will have to install the ?Controls? .
I didn?t find it in the PSAG0E series but in other A300 series like PSAGCE. So check it out!

Bye

By the way: SP3 can causes some compatibility issues... so maybe you should remove it firstly!

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Hi

I have a Toshiba Satellite A300-1MM laptop and i have this problem with optical drive (Mat****a DVD Ram Uj880as):

Sometimes DVD-RAM tray refuse to open. The LED lights up briefly but still nothing. Windows recognise the drive but the tray refuse to open. Eject commands from My Computer and from Computer Management -> Disk Management don't work. I can open the tray manually but the optical drive refuse to read any cd/dvd. No error code in return.

When that happens it cause spikes of high CPU usage (60% to 100%) in System Idle Process. Only shut down and restart fix this problems. After that the laptop works fine and the optical drive too.

I have replaced Win7 32 bits with 64 bits version and the problem still persist.

Please help. Thanks.

Answer:Satellite A300 DVD tray won't open and cause spikes of high CPU usage

Hi,

What applications have you installed?
Maybe the virus scanner or something is trying to access or lock the drive.

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I've upgraded to Win7 64bit and I want the Toshiba Disc Creator but it's not listed in the driver & download section for my model!

Any solutions?

Answer:Satellite A300-1BZ Win7 64bit - missing Disc Creator Software

Hi,

Well i found [this|http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/downloadDetail.jsp?pf=true&soid=3408617]. You can try it and see if it works.

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Hey all,

I've reinstalled the driver and i've restored my computer but the Backlit Toshiba Multimedia Console Buttons still dont work.

Any help appreciated.

I've used the Toshiba recovery disk, and it isn't working .

Model Number. PSAGCA-08W01N

Cheers, Levi

PS. would it be under warranty

Answer:Toshiba Multimedia Console Buttons on Satellite A300 dont work

Hi Levi

Have you tried to reinstall the Toshiba Value Added Package? This package controls the multimedia keys and also the illumination of these buttons.
Check the Toshiba website for an update!

Furthermore the illumination can be enabled or disabled in BIOS. Make sure that this option is set to enabled.

Last but not least BIOS update is worth a try! ;)

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Hello everyone,

I've just bought a Satellite A300 - 1MC (model no. PSAG8E-00W00TEN) and i'm trying to use the Toshiba Assist software, but its asking me for a password and i have no idea what it is or where i can find it.

Any suggestions?

Also slightly off topic, the laptop has buttons for controlling media player, is there anyway i can change them to control iTunes?

Cheers
Ian

Answer:Satellite A300-1MC PSAG8E - Toshiba Assist software asks for password

Have you tried to make an update of Toshiba Assist? A new version and all other Toshiba stuff you can find here:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com
Maybe the update will solve the problem.

About the control buttons? I think you must set iTunes as standard media player and select all file with playing iTunes.

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I have a problem! when i try to play a dvd on the toshiba hd dvd player its gives me an error saying "An error has occurred in audio output settings. Please check that the sound driver is set up properly."

I have read a similar thread on this forum in witch it says that i should install the latest version of the player 4.51.07 ! i have installed it but the message keeps coming up! i have windows vista 32 ultimate with all the updates made! what do you think i should do? thank you.

ps: i have an satellite a 300 1jh (psagle)

Message was edited by: petrutjim

Answer:Satellite A300-1jh - Toshiba HD DVD player - audio output setting error

Hi mate

I found this thread:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=162772

It?s definitely the same issue like in your case and the solution was a installation of the DVD player patches or the full new HD DVD player installation.

Note; the Vista should be updated too!!!

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Hi all,

I have been trying to creat recovery discs for my L300 but after a 1-2 mins the programme stops and says "please check if the disc is scratced or dirty, if so, try again with a new disc" error code 0E01B5-26-2A030C00,

I have tried this lots of times with lots of different DVDs over the past few weeks but this keeps happening!

The machine is only a few weeks old and running Vista home premium any advise please as Im stuck.

Thanks for reading.

Answer:Satellite L300 - recovery disc creator error - disc is scratced or dirty

Hi mate

I think you used simply not fully compatible and supported disks.
In my case I couldn?t create the recovery because the CD/DVD drive was not able to handle it.

Fact is that many CD & DVD disks supports different standards and properties and in many cases the CD/DVD drives have many difficulties to handle the different disks.
I think you should simply test some DVD-R disks.

I uses DVD-R and was able create the recovery disk.

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Hi

my A300 has become a bit slow loading up and such. So i want to format the hard drive.
I have made 2 DVD's using Toshiba recovery disc creator. Now what.
Do i do use the two disks that i have just made or do i use the product recovery media disks that came with the system.
Also what about all the drivers and such will they be on the disks i created or do i need to search for them and other programs such as my virus programs and such.

Cheers for any help

Answer:Re: Satellite A300 - How to run recovery

I assume you didn?t read any topics here in the forum regarding the recovery procedure?
Right?
So I recommend doing this because this theme is one of the most asked themes here in the forum!

PS: You need to boot from recovery disk and have to follow the instruction on the screen.
Recover disk will format whole HDD and will set the notebook to the same state like at the first day of purchase.

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Hello,

I can see that WXP drivers are available for my Satellite A300 but can I have a recovery DVD for my Satellite A300-19R? Should I call Toshiba?

The installation is simple and without error messages. I'm not experienced with WXP installation and must not install ALL the drivers step by step.

Thanks for your answer.

Answer:Can I get WXP recovery for Satellite A300-19R?

You can order one online at:
https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Hi there,

Brand new Toshiba Satellite L500-11V, first thing create the TOSHIBA Recovery Discs, disc 1 no problems but disc 2 never finishes it gets half way through and just stops. Even left it over night and nothing!!!

End up quitting the program and starting again, i now have 4 copies of disc 1??!!

Any ideas people??
(also fully up to date with windows updates)

Many thanks

Leigh

Answer:Satellite L500-11V - Recovery Disc Creator crashes on disc 2

Windows updates are not relevant for all this.

Which empty medias do you use, DVD-/+/R/RW?

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Hey all,

I've reinstalled the driver and i've restored my computer but the Backlit Toshiba Multimedia Console Buttons still dont work.

Any help appreciated.

Cheers, Levi

PS. would it be under warranty

Answer:Toshiba Multimedia Console Buttons on Satellite A300-08WB dont work

> I've reinstalled the driver and i've restored my computer
Does this mean that you have used the Toshiba recovery disk?
Did you create a Toshiba recovery disk at the beginning?

I think if you didn?t use the recovery disk then the issue is related to the missing driver or software part?

But the Satellite A300-08WB is not known to me? what notebook model number is it?
You can find the numbers at the bottom of the unit?

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I've just purchased a Toshiba Satellite Pro C650 Series and need to burn a recovery disc. Can you tell me how to do so without purchased a program?

Answer:Recovery Disc for Toshiba

Hi and welcome to TSF there will be a program already installed on your laptop for this check the owners manual for how to do it

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Hi.

Last week, I had to do a complete system restore to remove a virus. Because I did not have any Windows 7 boot disc at the time, I decided to boot linux (ubuntu) on the computer to ensure that my system was functioning ok. Today, I recieved my 3 recovery media discs in the mail, but I have no idea how to use them. The instructions say "Insert the disc, or the #1 disc of this set, into the drive and follow the directions on the screen." No directions have popped up. Do I need to remove linux first? If so, how do I do that. I have no way of getting Windows on this computer, except these recovery discs. Thank you.

Answer:Toshiba Recovery Disc Help

Hi,

before all, you should enter bios and set Cd/dvd rom as the 1 st boot device in Boot priority option. Then, press f10 to save and exit. Insert the 1st recovery disk and follow onscreen instruction.

> Do I need to remove linux first?

I don't think that Linux can cause any problem.............

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Hi

I bought a Toshiba Satellite A300 with Windows Vista pre-instaled but I didn't received any CD or DVD with Vista. I just have a sticker with CD key on the back of the laptop.

I installed Windows XP from personal reason and now I want to install again Windows Vista using the folder HDD Recovery.
Can I install or I should have made a DVD with Vista ?

Thanks

Answer:Satellite A300 - Need recovery disk

Sorry but now you are not able to install Vista with the HDD Recovery. The HDD Recovery can only be used on an installed Windows Vista system because XP doesn?t support this function.

Your mistake was that you didn?t burn the recovery disk with the Toshiba Recovery Disk Creator in Vista and now you are not able to burn it.

The only way to get Vista back is the recovery disk and now you must order it on the Toshiba website or from an authorized service provider.
https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Hi,

Does anyone know if a windows Vista DVD should have been included in the box? If not how do I receive a copy?
Thanks for your help.

Martijn

Answer:Should I get recovery DVD with brand new Satellite A300-16I?

Hello

As far as I know all new Toshiba notebooks are delivered with HDD recovery image. That means there is no recovery media anymore. When you start your notebook model you will see a ?reminder? about creating recovery DVD.
Can you find on the desktop shortcut for ?Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator?? If yes please start it and create recovery DVD.

Can you find ?HDD Recovery? folder on second partition? Please do not delete it.

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I have tried using the Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator numerous times and with many different brands of Discs to create the recovery disc.
However every time just as the laptop is just about to finish burning the disc, there is an error and the operation could not be completed.

I don't believe there is a problem with the drive as I have used it for many other things including watching movies with no problem.
Could Toshiba please mail me a recovery disc instead?
Thanks

Answer:Cannot create a recovery CD for my Satellite A300-1BZ

>Could Toshiba please mail me a recovery disc instead?
Mail a recovery disc? Very interesting. To mail 4 GB image is not so easy.

I don't know what are you doing but if you want good tip then use Verbatim or TDK DVD-R empty medias. Use DVD-R only.
I have Satellite A300 too and I created recovery DVDs successfully.
Do you use DVD-R medias too?

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Hello,

I have a Toshiba Satellite A300-15B, purchased almost 2 months age. I have created a recovery DVD using Toshiba Recovery DVD Creator as mentioned in the manual. The question is, I have created this DVD 2 months upon purchasing and I used the notebook for this period. Would my recovery disc be the same as a recovery disc created just after purchasing?

My recovery disc's content does not include any setup that I can see which makes me think that I might have created a wrong one. Can I use this disc for re-installing Vista assuming that I am now using Windows XP?

And how many recovery discs are required for this model of Toshiba? I only have one.

Thanks for your time and consideration.

Kind regards..

Answer:Question about recovery DVD for Satellite A300-15B

>Would my recovery disc be the same as a recovery disc created just after purchasing?
The recovery image is always the same. When you use it the notebook will always have the same configuration, the same you got after switching it for the first time.

>My recovery disc's content does not include any setup that I can see which makes me think that I might have created a wrong one. Can I use this disc for re-installing Vista assuming that I am now using Windows XP?
There is no setup.exe because the installation cannot be started under running OS or in some kind of DOS mode. Just put recovery disc into optical disc drive, start your notebook, press F12, choose CD/DVD drive there, press ENTER and follow the menu on the screen. You can use now what you want. after using recovery DVD you will have ?factory settings? again, the same you got after switching it for the first time.

>How many recovery discs are required for this model of Toshiba?
This question is understandable for me. Generally it depends on media you use for creating recovery media. Just follow the instructions in ?Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator?. It can be that you need two DVD-R medias.

Do you have more questions?

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I've lost the recovery disc that I first created & I'm now up the creak after vista crashed on my. I've managed to reload it but have some serious hardware issues that I'm unable to resolve such as being unable to connect to the internet etc.

Can anybody advise where to purchase a recovery disc please?

Thanks in advance

Answer:Satellite A300-1BZ - Where can I buy a recovery disk?

Hello

Of course you can buy a new recovery disk. Just click on the following link and order a new one:
https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

By the way, you can download all drivers and tools on the Toshiba website if you have installed Windows from a Microsoft disk:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com => Support & Downloads => Download Drivers

Greets

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I have a Satellite A300-1MC. It will not boot into windows just sits there with the welcome screen. PC diagnostics indicate that the Hard Drive is faulty. I have replaced the MK3252GSX hard drive with a Toshiba MK3276GSX - both are 320Gb.

When I insert the recovery discs I get the following message when Disc 2 is running "Please insert next recovery medium containing file D:\08008XSP6.SWM.

Any ideas where I go from here"?

Answer:Satellite A300-1MC - Recovery is not working

Hi

Are you sure that you Recovery disk was created properly?
Did this recovery disk function properly in the past?

Did you label the disks correctly?

It looks like there is a problem with recovery disk.

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