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Satellite Pro 4600 Recovery CD

Question: Satellite Pro 4600 Recovery CD


i have lost my recovery cd's for my satellite pro 4600, i want to ask, how i can create new recovery cd's?

Is this possible?

Thanks at previous for helping me.

Greatings Scherrolino

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Preferred Solution: Satellite Pro 4600 Recovery CD

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Answer: Satellite Pro 4600 Recovery CD


The Sat Pro 4600 is a oldie therefore I?m not sure if you will be able to order the recovery CD from the ASP in your country.

However, you can install also a fresh OS on the notebook and then could install all available Toshiba drivers and tools.

All drivers you can find on the Toshiba European page in the *ARCHIVE*

Best regards

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I bought a second hand pro 4600 that?s over four years old. The machine is English one and I put a German recovery CD into it (not thinking strait obviously) as I was having problems with.
Now it's worse. I cannot install windows anymore as it doesn't read it and it's telling me there is a problem with system 32 what ever this is??? The laptop is dead. Does anyone has an English recovering CD I could use or any tips? Thank you.
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Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 recovery CD

I don't know for sure (since i don't have the recovery cd either), but shouldn't you be able to start from scratch ?
That is: Format drive and so on ?

If not:
If i'm correct you should have a serial of the OS on the bottom of the laptop.
Try to get a Windows setup-cd of win98 or win2000 (whichever applies in your case), and setup.
Download all drivers from toshiba support for your OS and install them.
Note that you should FIRST INSTALL Intel Chipset, SECOND INSTALL Common Modules, then the rest.

Good luck and let us know if you succeeded !

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Hi all, can anyone tell me where I can get a replacement recovery CD for a Satellite Pro 4600.

Thanks in advance,

Jimmy McLachlan

Answer:SP 4600 - need Recovery Disk


you can only get recovery CDs from a Toshiba service partner.


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I checked the forum and tech support for my satellite pro 4600. I remember in the past it was possible to upgrade the standard cdr with another (cdrw and/or dvd and/or dvdrw) Which dvd-rom must I look for to upgrade ?
Thanx !
Additional info:
toshiba satellite pro 4600
model no: ps460e-020s7-du
ser. no: 61282447G SS460-0
Barcode: I61282447GSS460-020s7DUK
specs: PIII-700/384(128)/20G(10G)/14T/C/LM/W
(between () is the original equipment)

Answer:DVD for Satellite Pro 4600 ?


I believe it might be a problem getting hold of this option now. It might be possible to get as second hand though. The options are as follows:

PA3014E-1DVD DVD Drive Kit
PA3015U-1CDD 24x CD-ROM Drive Kit II
PA3068U-1CD1 CD-R/RW Drive Kit
PA3073E-1CD2 CD-RW/DVD-ROM Drive Kit

Good luck


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Hi i need help , I live in Calgary Alberta (thats in Canada) , and i lost my toshiba 4600 satilite recovery software, i need to know where i can find it, im sure very few stores carry them, but is there anyway i can order them off the internet, and if any one knows who makes them , can u let me know, thanks a bunch
Thank u so so so much


Answer:HELP.. i need to know where i can get recovery software for me toshiba satilite 4600.

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Which type HD can I put in the SP4600 ?
I know several (most) HD will fit/work.
But is it ok to throw in a 60 or 80 gb in it which can do 7200 rpm and supports UDMA5 ?

Please do not refer to standard-toshiba-supported-know-how.
I prefer practical user-info !
Thanx !

Answer:Which type HD in Satellite Pro 4600 ?


as far as I know it doesn't matter which type of HDD you are using, they will all work. You only have to look at it's physical size. It must not be bigger than the original one to fit in the notebook.


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Some tea has dropped into my satellite pro 4600. does anyone know how to open it?

Answer:How to open Satellite Pro 4600?


Yes, I know ... but, a manual with pictures/instructions would be needed to do it, and patience, and carefulness etc., to get it properly closed again ...

Please, check with Google and you'll find several alternatives for such downloadable manual, costing some $5-25 or maybe even finding a free one as myself for a 4200/4300.

Best regards,

Pete V.

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I do not hear any sound from my Satellite Pro 4600. Not from the internal speaker, not from my earphone. According to Windows all works fine. Volume is not zero. Sound is not damped. What can be wrong?

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600: No Sound

Maybe the sound is deactivated by the FN keys of your notebook? Usually it is the FN+ESC combination.
Another thing you could try is, check if volume is muted by hardware audio regulator.

But give me some more information. What operating system do you use and when did this issue appear?

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Does have someone an idea how can I bring back the IR icon in Control Panel? The driver in Device Manager seems to be OK (many times de-installed and than re-installed). The IR port doesn't work and the icon in CP disapeared when I had deleted some files becouse of trying to install a wireless connection (bad step, no?)


Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 - IR problem


when you have a XP system you can try to roll back the system with the system restore tool!

You can find it at Programs - Accessories - System tools - System restore!


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Friend attempting to upgrade RAM using: Micron 256Mb 133MHz SYNCH 144 pin SDRAM SODIMM
(Micron MT16LSDF3264HG-13EE4)
Machine attempts to boot but tells him memory is incompatible. This being the case what should he buy that is compatible?

Thanks for any suggestions :-D


Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 RAM upgrade


Well, we can discuss why the module is not compatible but in my opinion in make no sense.
If the notebook says the modules are not compatible then you have to use another one.

I found out that these modules are recommended by Toshiba:
PA3005U-1M12 128MB
PA3069U-1M25 256MB

It seems that the PA3069U-1M25 module is the same like 256MB KINGSTON SDRAM SO-DIMM (KTT-SO815/256I)
I would recommend using this module.

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Hi everyone
I've got a good old Satellite pro4600 750Mhz
and was wondering if I can install a P3 1Ghz 133Mhz FSB CPU
I wonder if this laptop is strictly 100mhz FSB?
hopefully I can extend this faithful laptop's life.

Answer:Can I put 133mhz FSB P3 CPU on Satellite Pro 4600?

The 4600 Series computer is equipped with a Mobile Intel Celeron Processor or a
Mobile Intel Pentium III Processor.

Mobile Intel Celeron Processor
This processor operates at 650MHz or 700MHz.
The max processor FSB speed: 100MHz.

Mobile Intel Pentium III processor featuring Intel SpeedStep technology
This processor operates at 650MHz(1.6volts)/500MHz(1.35volts),
700MHz(1.6volts)/ 550MHz(1.35volts), 750MHz(1.6volts)/
600MHz(1.35volts) or 800MHz(1.6volts)/ 650MHz(1.35volts) and supports FSB speed: 100MHz

So P3 1Ghz 133Mhz FSB CPU is not possible ;(

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is there any chance to upgrade from NT to XP, or can i just install any bootable XP version on my 4600? or does a special XP version for satellite pro 4600 with all the required drivers exist???

Answer:Upgrade from NT to XP on Satellite Pro 4600


I don't know anything about some SPECIAL version of WinXP for yr notebook, but it is possible just upgrade yr NT upto XP. Besides, WinXP has very powerful drivers database, which covers most of devices. There is only one "but": some special features (functional buttons) can be not available.

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I have a Satellite Pro 4600 w/ Win2000, 15gb HD, CD-ROM, P3 800Mhz, 128mb RAM. It will not start. I can plug the power cable in and the lights show the battery is either charging or charged, that the power is connected. When I press the on button I get no sound whatsoever from the laptop (no fans or HDD) and there is nothing from the HDD (no indicator light whatsoever) but the "On" indicator light turns green even though nothing else is happening. Anyone got an idea what could be wrong with this and if/how I could fix it?

Thanks, Adrian

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 will not start


Maybe have you a Problem with your Display. Please attempt a extern Display.
I think that is not a Problem from the HDD.

I Hope this is a Help.


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Hi - I have installed a dvd drive for my satellite pro 4600. When i play a dvd movie on my laptop it seems to be very out of sync and 'stuttering'. can anyone offer any advice to help me play dvd's smoothly.

Answer:Playing DVD's on Satellite Pro 4600

Hi Tommy

Check please which processes are running in background. If there are some not necessarily running processes it can be responsible for lower processor speed. It can be some virus scan application who scanning the HDD constantly and can be reason for 'stuttering' picture on your display.

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I have bought this laptop from a friend of mine. It has a cd rom drive although can anyone tell me if its possible to install an internal cdrw drive???

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600: Which CD-RW drive?


Of course it should be able to install a internal CD-RW drive.
But you have to install a compatible and supported one. Such devices you can order from the ASP in you country. Contact the guys and they should know which drive you will need.

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I have a 4600 satellite pro and during normal operation and with out any warning the computer freezes the mouse does not move, numlock will not turn off/on.
Then again with out any warning the computer will be working fine again.

I have noticed that the CPU fan does not seem to be working at all and never switches on (it used to :p)
So i am thinking that this may be that the processor is over heating or something long those lines.

Is there a program that can test the CPU fan or what can i do to fix this problem?

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 freezes for a while


The fan should start to rotate and to cool the devices inside the notebook if the temperature increases to a certain level.
If the cooling module does not work so it?s very risky and not advisable to use the notebook! The CPU and/or the motherboard can damage!

Usually you don?t need to install any additional applications to control the fan usage.
The Toshiba notebook uses a Toshiba power saver which controls the for example CPU and the cooling method.

But also without this software the cooling module should works! So if you think the fans don?t work properly you should contact the technician guy for a notebook check!

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I have been thinking of upgrading my Sat Pro 4600 (PIII 800 MHz, 20 GB, 386 MB RAM ) with a bigger HD.

My question is: what are the limitations for this upgrade? Can I put in let's say a 60 GB HD? 80 GB? or is the Sat Pro 4600 limited to 20 or 40 GB?

I am running Win XP, bios and other available machine-specific updates from Toshiba are up to date.

Btw: can I choose freely among external HD's? Are there limitations of size for such storage devices?

(The Sat Pro 4600 is a sturdy little fellow isn't it? I pulled a joke with one of my co-workers: "Hey, I got a flat yesterday when driving in the countryside. The road was all mud and I had to use my Toshiba under the jack!" He believed me... :)).


Answer:HD limitatons for Satellite Pro 4600?

Hey ,

Toshiba has a 40 gig HDD for the model , but im not really sure if you can upgrade the model to 60 or 80 GB


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I'm running WinXp Pro on a satelite pro 4600

My fdd does not work anymore, how do i enter dos-mode so i can create a backup with Norton Ghost?

Answer:Enter dos on Satellite Pro 4600


I use Norton Ghost 2003 but it is an application installed under WXP and there is no necessary to start is in DOS-mode. It will be interesting to know which Norton Ghost version you use and how it works.

If you can not use the FDD try to make Norton Ghost boot-up CD.

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Hi can anyone tell me if I can replace my CD drive with a DVD drive for this model? My current set up is:
Win 2000, 650 Celron, 128 mb, CD-rom.
IF yes, what is the part number that I require??

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600: Which DVD drive?


I'm not sure about this, but I know that this drives are also used in the Sat Pro 4600:
Toshiba SD-C2402 (DVD-ROM drive)
Toshiba SD-R2002 (CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive)

I don't know if this drives are still available.


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I have this laptop that was donated to me so do not want to spend lots on it!The problem is that tha screen display keeps going off soon after or during powering up and you have to push the springy pin thing on the right hand side which makes a beep sound every time you push it. Unfortuantely sometimes the display is so erratic that you have to keep pushing the springy pin thing to the point of exhaustion and then give up and othertimes it will hold the display. is this a known problem and is there a cheap way of fixing it?

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The machine (not mine) suddenly went 'dead' apart from the led's lighting up, though it had been behaving normally before it was switched off.
When it was given to us to see what we could do, I feared a mobo failure, but when we lifted it up at an angle and pressed the power up button, it started. Everything was as it should be from then on - until we turned it off, then same thing happened, and again, it started, eventually, while I was holding it at an angle.

We thought at first it was a faulty switch that could be replaced, but now we think it is more likely to be something that is broken and makes intermittent contact when in the right position.

Has anyone else had a similar problem and can tell us a bit more about what we are up against please?

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 won't power up


It?s not easy to say why this issue occurs. Sure, it sounds like a hardware fault but I can?t give you a proper answer what?s wrong exactly.
Well, I think the best way is to contact the Toshiba service partner. He can start the diagnostic test to analyze the malfunction.


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Hello all,

I just reinstalled the OS on a 4600, but I have no driver disk. I've checked this site (for the past week and a half) and did a lot of google searches, but can not find an archive of the drivers for this older laptop.

I went to the canadian website as another person was directed, and although they have the 4600, the part numbers aren't matching up.

Part number for my laptop is PS460U-06QVX8.

Once done, I will also be looking at drivers for a Satellite 2180CDT. Hopefully, both sets of drivers are in the same location.


Answer:Drivers for Satellite Pro 4600


I have a little bit searched with Google and I founded out that Satellite Pro 4600 is an US model and so you can find all drivers on the Toshiba US page: > Download
Before you search have to click on ?Show All Models?.

The drivers for Satellite 2810CDT you can also find on the Toshiba US page ? The same location! :)


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can anyone tell me if the max ram in the Satellite 4600 is 512MB as stated in manual or was this just a limit imposed because of the size of ram available when the laptop was produced?

any help would be appreciated

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 RAM upgrade

Hi there,

you can try to put two 512MB modules in the machine, but maybe just 768MB would be recognized. I have a Tecra 8100 with almost the same chipset and the two 512MB modules are just recognized as 768MB.
Try your luck and you will see if you get a whole "Gig". ;)


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Intel Graphics repeatedly fail and then automatically recover.   Events happen when scrolling web browsers (Chrome, Mozilla). HP Support Assistant says I have the most recently updated drivers.

Answer:Intel HD 4600 Display Adapter Failure and Recovery

Hello @fil4?, Welcome back to the HP Support Forums! I understand that you are having an issue with the Graphics Drivers, and wanted to assist you! First, try reviewing the following document, and let me know how it goes:HP PCs - Error: Display Driver Stopped Responding and Has Recovered (Windows 10, 8, 7) Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as  "Accept as Solution" , this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a great day!

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Hi all and thanks in advance for your help.
I also apologize in advance if I am in the wrong forum, or have missed threads where I may have gotten the help I am looking for.
Having said that, I recently inherited a Dell Dimension 4600i Desktop XP Home Edition SP3, Pentium 4 (2.6 GHz), 2.5 GB Ram, Seagate HDD C 80 GB (25 GB free space), added WD HDD F 80 GB (70 GB free space) (OS on Drive C).
The issue is that this computer was given to me and the previous owner did not have any of the Dell CDs that originally came with the computer.
It has been my experience that eventually the C drive will crash.
I want to mitigate the loss of of my OS as best as I can.
What do you suggest I do to create a recovery CD or anything else given the absence of the original CDs.
Although I am not a super expert in all of this, I feel somewhat comfortable working with the BIOS, disk management, but NOT DOS commands.
If it comes down to a suggestion to copy a whole lot to the F drive, I don't really want to copy ALL of the C to the F because in that case, I will have two drives that are nearly full.
If it is a matter of just copying OS files or boot files, etc. that will be fine.
I am open to all suggestions, and I will need very detailed instructions.
Thank you all again.

Answer:[SOLVED] Dell Dimension 4600 Create XP recovery cd

Hi as this is a dell here is the manual you may be best to use something like Acronis to make a image on a external hdd as you may not have the necessary i386 folder that could allow you to make a bootable disc similar to that mentioned here How to Create a Bootable Windows XP Setup CD/DVD from a Pre-loaded/Preinstalled Windows System (

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Where I find drivers for Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600 Drivers?
We cannot select this model In the support page...

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600: Where to find drivers

The drivers for this notebook series ?Satellite Pro 4600? can be found on the Toshiba European driver page.

The notebook seems to be an oldie and therefore you should take a look into the _*Archive*_ folder!!!!

Best regards

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I would like to expand the RAM memory in my old Satellite Pro 4600.

- Could someone advise me which of the (currently existing) types of RAM cards are suitable ?
- Does the notebook have any maximum memory limit, or can I go up to (say) 1 GB?

Thank you.

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 - how to expand RAM memory

Of course there are some upgrade limitations!
You can upgrade the memory on this notebook to max 512MB (2 x256MB)!

You could use 144-Pin PC133 SODIMM modules like mentioned [here:|]

The memory slots should be placed at the bottom of the unit.

- Turn the computer upside down
- remove the screws securing the memory module socket cover
- slide you finger under the cover an lift the it off.
- fit the modules connectors into the computers connectors at about a 45 degree angle and press the modules carefully to ensure a firm connection
- push the module down so it lies flat. Latches on either side will click into the place to secure the module.

That?s all.. easy ;)

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I have a Satellite Pro 4600 c750/128 with xp installed.
It has been ok but slow so I have upgraded to 500MB of memory.

It has now become unstable whilst in windows and throws a blue screen after some time, which has a report, but closes and the it reboots before I have chance to read the error message.

I have tested the new memory overnight with memtest and run 4 passes of all tests with no errors, around 9 hours running (in dos).

The event log reports a dump, but that doesn't mean a lot to me.
The event log does have an error during booting, which has been there before the memory upgrade.
Googling sugest a fix of updating the bios, is the bios for this notebook still available?

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 very unstable and BSOD

The BIOS should be available for this old Satellite Pro 4600.
The BIOS and the drivers should be placed on the Toshiba European driver page.
There you will have to search in Archive!

But I doubt the error is caused by BIOS.
Fact is that the notebook ran stable also with the previous BIOS and it make no sense to update the BIOS to sort out this issue.
I?m sure this will not change anything!

You upgraded the RAM and now BSOD appears.
I think the issue is related to the RAM even though the ram test didn?t find any errors?
The RAM can be still not compatible also if no error have been detected.

I recommend testing the notebook without the new RAM and to check if the BSOD will appear again.

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I have decided to upgrade my Satellite Pro 4600 from a 20 gig hard drive to a 60 gig.
I only get a blank screen.
When I refit my original 20 gig, it works ok.
Is there any special procedure for fitting larger drives?

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600: HDD upgrade question

Do the BIOS recognize the HDD correctly?

Possibly the HDD size is too large and therefore you?ve got some troubles with the notebook.

Fact is that not all HDD sizes are supported and the BIOS does not recognize all HDDs if the size is too large. Therefore you should try an smaller HDD?

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Hello everybody,

I am trying update the bios and i have followed the instructions, but I don't know what is wrong.

1.- download the files
2.-unzip the filed in a floppy nonbootable.
3.- reboot the computer with the floppy in.
4.- press f12 while boot.
5.- nothing happend, the system ask me remove the floppy but nothing is updated.

Thanks for your help.

Answer:BIOS update for Satellite Pro 4600


I found this Toshiba BIOS update instruction for this notebook series:
1. Extract the zip file containing the BIOS upgrade to a formatted floppy disk (please see note below regarding which type of disk to use).
2. Ensure the Notebook is connected to the mains.
3. Turn the Notebook off.
4. Turn the Notebook on with the F12 key. Keep the key pressed until a short beep can be heard.
5. The message "Ready for BIOS update. Place the BIOS update diskette in the drive and press any key when ready to proceed" will appear.
6. Place the diskette containing the BIOS upgrade in the floppy disk drive and press any key. FDD access will begin.
7. When prompted by the message: "Please push the RESET switch (or turn AC power OFF/ON) to restart" remove the floppy disk and either press the RESET switch (if available) or turn the system off and back on to restart the Notebook.

But note; BIOS update is always risky! If your notebook runs ok, then the BIOS update is not really necessary!


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The 2 drivers in the download section dont work. Everest shows me that there is no Windows Audio (service started), and the Intel 82801BAM ICH2-M - AC'97 Audio Controller [B-2] PCI.
No driver is installed now.

Any ideas?

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 - No sound on Windows XP SP3

Hi stanbulino,

Have you installed SP3 before sound driver installation?

I don?t have Satellite Pro 4600 so I can?t say much about this but you should install the chipset driver firstly and then the sound driver.

Make also sure that Windows Audio Service is started.

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Hi all,

I'm just wondering if this memory will be suiteable for my brothers satellite pro 4600: 292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=24226

I intend to get 2 of the sticks and replace the existing 128mb stick with them so there is 512 in the machine in total - that should make windows xp run a bit faster!!

Many thanks in advance!

Answer:Is this suitable memory for a Satellite Pro 4600?


It seems the module should be compatible.
According to the description it?s a 144-Pin PC133 SODIMM.

I have visited this useful site:

There you will find also the compatible module for the Satellite Pro 4600
The site recommends using the 144-Pin PC133 SODIMM and you could upgrade it to max 512MB (2x256MB)

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I have the above running on XP. It had 128mb pc 100 Toshiba ram in slot 1/a and 256mb hynix ram in slot 2/b, so was working perfectly ok on the combined 384mb. I decided to be clever as i want to learn more about upgrading RAM, so I removed both RAM modules.However, after replacing them I can only get the factory fit Toshiba 128mb module to be recognised. I have tried swapping them round, trying the Hynix only (the laptop did not seem to want to poewer up though)and the Toshiba module only. No change, whatever permutation it will only recognise the 128mb module. I know don't know whether the Hynix module is the culprit for some reason - it was working ok!)-if so is there any way of testing the module?? or do I have to reset the bios or similar to recognise the Hynix module - advice appreciated

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600 - RAM query

sorry - forgot to say - how do i adjust bios - on start up it say press F2 but I am either not quick enough or for some reason it is not recognising the F2 key

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I've downloaded the last driver from this Website.

But if I want to install it, i get a error. Inf's are missing.

With Suse Linux the Sound was working. With Windows 2000 not.
May anybody help me?


Answer:Sound on Satellite Pro 4600 does not work

Hi buddy,

which Inf?s are missing? Maybe the archive was not properly downloaded.
So, maybe you can give a try on the canadian tosh website, they have almost every driver you cannot find on this site:

Please give a feedback, would appreciate. :)


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I have had couple of times problems trying to upgrade memory for my Satellite Pro 4600, so I decided to ask directly whether Kingston KTC-SO133/256mb is compatible with this machine?

That is the SODIMM I about to try next but I have to pay for it first.

Problems have been that the sodimms are not compatible with the excisting piece of memory or it wont work at all with Toshiba.

Is there a list availave what kind of memory modules are compatible?

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600, Memory upgrade

Sorry, I just can tell you that I use the Original Toshiba Memory "PA3069U-1M25" ( Its an 256MB MEMORY KIT)

works fine !

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I have a Pro 4600 and two memory modules:
1. IBM 128MB PC100 CL2 144-pin SODIMM
2. Infineon 128MB PC133 CL3 144-pin SODIMM

Each of these modules works great separately.
When I put both to achieve 256 of ram, the system recognises only 128MB, but boots ok anyway.

My question is: what to do to have 256 of total ram?
If both modeles will be absolutely same (including manufacturer), will it result in correct 256mb of ram?

Answer:Both RAM are inserted but only one is recognized on Satellite Pro 4600

Hi there,

your problem is apparently just a compatibility issue, because the two modules a have a conflict together if they are inserted simultaneous.
They have different memorytimings (CL2 <-> CL3) and a different clock (PC100 <-> PC133) so you will have to get a module which is similar to one of these two modules. (but not mandatory in manufacturer!)

After that it will results in correct 256 Megs of RAM in total. ;)


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Hi, does anyone know where I can get the repair manual (mainly to show how to dismantle this notebook) .


Answer:Satellite Pro 4600: Need repair manual

Hello Phil

Unfortunately it is not public document and all you can do is to use Google and try to find something that can help. :(

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The laptop overheated (for previous owner). When I purchased it everything was fine but after 2 days (no further overheating) the display began to show many and varied artifacts beginning with the Toshiba welcome screen.

Can this be cured without changing the mainboard or has Toshiba scored another goal by integrating everything?

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600: display issue

You bought a second hand unit?
I?m afraid it seems you bought a notebook with the hardware malfunction?

Well, I think the problem is the graphic card. This could be a result of previous overheating?
But did you try to connect the notebook to the external monitor?

In such case you could check if the same problems appear on the external monitor.
If yes -> the graphic card on the board must be corrupt
If no -> there could be something wrong with the notebook display or a part of the display

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I've got myself into a right old pickle with my laptop.

A few weeks ago i updated win 2000 pro to service pack 4. During this it appears i had lost a few essential files in the process so i could not reboot. After agonising i decided to just reinstall the OS as did not have loads saved on it.

Well i have done this but now don't seem to have much left. Its installed win 2000 pro but i cannot get connected to the net. It does not detect the internal modem. Also i seem to of lost most of the MS office software - word, excel from the desktop but i can open them from the C:\ drive.

I do not have any toshiba disks as it was secondhand

Stuck !

Can anyone help/suggest what i have done.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600 error

Sounds to me like you didn't reformat!

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What is wrong with this model??? I purchased second hand laptop with 2x256 mb RAM. After few days one memory module stops working(not recognised by system), on next day second memory module stops working. Problem is not from slot, both modules are defected some how. I purchased memory new KTT-SO815 AEC from memory ten(, after month one of memory modules stops working. Bios is latest from Toshiba, version 2.60. Looks like mainboard burned some how memory modules, this is not good for me, i already spent too much money for this laptop.
What is wrong??? Is there fix for this situation???
I can not buy laptops and parts constantly, i dont have much money.

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Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 memory problem

Hi there,

how you know that the problem is not mainboard related? I mean, are you a technician to know it?

Since your machine is really old and you got no warranty on it, just try the following:

Install both memory modules and make sure machine is starting properly.
Download the latest knoppix (linux-live-CD), burn it to a CD, boot from that CD and choose at startup the "memtest".

Let memtest run for a day. If memtest is not reporting some errors with your memory (you can see it if the modules are defective) then your mainboard is defective.

So give that method a try and give a feedback on your progress..


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My Satellite Pro 4600's battery is acting pretty weird. I always fully charge it to 100%. But when I'm using my laptop and it reaches 65%-60%, it drops down to 3% battery power. Now I was wondering if there's a way to calibrate the battery so it sees it as a full 100% battery again? Anyone who can help me?

Thanks in advance

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 Calibrate Battery?


Charging tips for the battery pack.

Unplug the computer from the AC adapter and turn it on. Let the computer run under battery power until the computer turns off, indicating that the battery is fully discharged.

Remove the battery pack.

Using a soft cloth, wipe off the battery packs connectors and the AC adapters connectors.

Re-insert the battery pack.

Plug the computer into the AC adapter and check the wall outlet, making sure the connection is firm.

With the PC turned off, let the battery charge until the battery status light or icon glows green.

Unplug the AC adapter.

Remove the battery.

Wait 30 seconds and re-insert the battery.

Plug the AC adapter back in.

Let the battery recharge until the battery status light turns green or the icon displays 100%.

Now your battery should be fully charged. Unplug the computer from the AC wall outlet and turn on the PC. You should notice longer battery life.


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Someone gave me an old Satellite Pro 4600 which works fine with Windows Millenium but this person have lost the Toshiba CD with drivers and utilities. I don't find anything concerning Toshiba on the hard drive.
Is it possible to upgrade to WIndows XP ? I have the CD of Windows XP Pro but nothing for the Toshiba drivers.

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 : How to upgrade to Windows XP ?

Of course you can upgrade it to WXP.

I have checked Toshiba download page under and there are listed many WXP drivers.

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Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600 is generally a great equipment once it works! I bought it in December 2001 + extra 2 year warranty. Have been using it every day for a business purpose - mainly on a desk docked to Port Replicator or inside-outside the office with WiFi.

Almost after one year I bought it - one of the memory slots died on the motherboard! A machine was still running okay - only on capacities of one slot with installed memory! So, the 256 MB memory and motherboard were replaced around September 2002.

Then the hard disk was getting noise - was replaced regarding a warranty somewhere on October 2004. So I thought that this is it - now I have few years without trouble again!

Yeah - suddenly some days ago I closed the lid for a coffee brake and after that the machine was waking up from standby a little bit strange - the screen was blinking and a machine was muzzy! As standby failures have happened before I thought that restart will solve the problem! It?s awaked without voice support! And after I discovered that WiFi card is always on - no matter you switch the button on or off! So the service provided was telling that probably the motherboard has failed again!

So which brand and model to buy next?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600 problems

> And after I discovered that WiFi card is always on -
> - no matter you switch the button on or off! So the
> service provided was telling that probably the
> motherboard has failed again!

same with my brand new M30 which i bought last summer. i cannot seem to be able to switch the WiFi functionality off by keyboard. the indicator is always on too.

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Is there any where where i can down load drivers for the Satellite Pro 4600 please?


Answer:Where i can download drivers for Satellite Pro 4600


You could find such drivers on the Toshiba European driver page.
I think you didn?t search in ARCHIVE folder.

Therefore choose firstly ARCHIVE -> Satellite Pro -> Satellite Pro 46xx -> Satellite Pro 4600 to get all the Toshiba drivers for this oldie ;)


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I have brought a Satellite Pro 4600. I have not had a laptop before.
When I switch it on it says password.
How do I get past this to use it? Hope someone can help.

Thanks in advance

Answer:How to bypass the password on Satellite Pro 4600?

Sorry but nobody can help you with this on this forum. The password must be removed by Toshiba authorized service.

Sorry. :(

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I got a satellite pro 4600, p3 cel 650, 20gb HDD, etc etc

I did have the stock 64MB in it, then I added a 128mb stick. Both worked fine for about 2years until last month....

The 64 MB module is no longer seen by my lappy, but the 128 was. I tried booting with just the 64 in and the laptop just sits there not making a sound, with the power light on. The 128 MB was working in both banks.

Today I was running a random program and the laptop just froze. I rebooted and now both of the sticks are not seen by the lappy. It just sits there with the power light on, no sound, nothing on the screen. Both sticks of RAM still work in my mates laptop (diff make/model) but refuse to work in mine.

Any help would be well appreciated.


Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 doesn't start any more

If you can not see anything on the display it can be serious hardware problem. Use just 182 MB module in slot A, remove battery and try to start unit with AC adapter only.

Is there any HDD activity? What is with LED who is activated when laptop is ON? Is this green LED activated?

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I'm having a problem on my SP4600.
It works fine but at random there is a continuos beep when this starts the sattelite slows down very drassticly and the only way to get rid of this is to reboot(hard) the laptop, this happens randomly, somtimes 2x on the same day, sometimes it stays working for a day or 2. i Don't know whats wrong.
I've already updated the bios, put in new memory, left the battery out, put in new hd, reinstalled XP a few times but nothing helps.

Please help

I've found one topic with a simular question but there was no more reply from either site.

Thx in advance

Answer:Continuos beep on Satellite Pro 4600


It is not easy to say what the problem is. Maybe is there some problem with graphics. In my opinion just intensive hardware check can give more answers.

Sorry but I don?t believe that you can do something alone to fix this.


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I have 2 Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600. Each of them has two banks to install two RAM-Modules. But only one ist active. At all two Notebooks...

I donīt think, that they are broken, but is there a way to activate the second bank? The active bank ist colored black, the non-active bank is colored white. I have tested all banks on each Laptop, but it is the same thing on the second Laptop.

Someone here, who can help me? Thanx!

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600: second Ram-Bank isn't active?


When you turn on the computer, hit esc and F1 to enter bios, once in bios, turn off quiet boot (should be enabled from default configuration). Then save and exit bios, on start up, it should now display the total ram installed in the computer. As well as if you start windows, and right click on my computer and go to properties, The general tab(first window shown under properties) should list the total ram installed on the computer.

Make sure it matches the total ram installed in the 2 banks. It will generally be lower then total installed because windows uses a set amount of the total ram and it becomes unavailable to the system. But it should not be alot lower.

I hope this helps you out, because the banks should always be active as long as ram is installed in it and they are working properly.

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Since there is 2 variations of numbers on this laptop, am abit confused as to which forums to post on, appologise if i still got it wrong.

Am pretty much running out of idea's what could be the problem, so in a last effort to try resolve this i thought about posting here.

I have a SP4600 series Toshiba (Model PS460E), i went to format and reinstall a fresh XP install, it's now currently got a new 60gig IDE HDD in, only 128meg ram, as it's not easy to find and i dont belive it can handle alot anways.

On starting the windows auto boot disk from CD-ROM, it goes through everything pretty much fine, you see all the drivers options loading in etc at the bottom of the screen. It then gets to the "Setup is starting Windows" and just hangs, doesnt move, doesnt turn off, doesnt do anything, just stays on that screen and nothing else, the CD-Rom and the HDD seem to just stop as well.

The HDD has been replaced as it had an old 20gig which i thought could have been the problem.

I have used alot of diagnostic tools, to test memory, hdd, mother/board etc, the only one thats crashed out/bombed out was a stress test version which starts ok, then 15mins in crashses, so unsure what that would be.

Any idea's on how to resove this problem?

as am pretty much out of all ideas atm :/

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 PS460E - Cannot install Win XP

> The HDD has been replaced as it had an old 20gig which i thought could have been the problem.
Did the same issue happens using the old 20GB HDD?
If the same happened with the smaller HDD then I would assume that this issue is NOT related to a HDD but to another part?

Possibly it?s a RAM? who knows?
In many cases the RAM can be the problem when the notebook does not response...

What about the temperature?
Did you notice an higher temperature coming or warm air coming from the cooling grilles???
The notebook seems to be old? maybe the cooling modules are dirty and cannot cool down the CPU properly???
In such case it?s advisable to clean the fans using compressed air spray?

Anyway? I think you should also test the notebook with other RAM modules?

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I'm new here to these forums.
I recently recieved a Staellite pro 4600, it starts up fine but after like 10 to 15 minutes the fans kick in and the computer freezes than unfreezes and so on.

Its really annoying.
Anyone know what i can do to prevent this?


Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 freezes after like 10 to 15 minutes

After receiving this older notebook have you made clean OS installation?

Anyway, I can not say for sure but it can be that notebook is too hot and I recommend you to clean it up. After doing this please watch carefully how it works. If the freezing continue please post again.

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Hi guys,

I've got a Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600 PIII900/128/20G/14T/D/LM/W (it's written on the sticker under the laptop) MODEL NO. PS460E-04NVW Which MoBo should I have?? Mine is broken, so I want to buy a new one on eBay, but I don't know what model is the right one.


P.S: Sorry for my bad english again. I'm Italian... :)

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 MoBo model

Ok, problem solved...

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I use an older satellite pro 4600. If I try to use them in line operation, the screen is always black. Even if I press the standy button, it become only completely briefly (1-2 seconds) resound, afterwards immediately again darkly. If I use them over akku, it works. Then will it only occasionally once darkly, can then however again brightly be pressed. Also I have the feeling that he gets with line operation more power than over akku. Is that a problem of the attitude or must the notebook be repaired? Thank you for your answers!!

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 Dark screen

I got te same problem with my A100 notebook... It's very annoying. Can anyone give some answers please????

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What type of hardisk do I have to use? If anyone have a link, so pleas post it.

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 - harddisk type


Well, you can use 10GB and 20GB HDDs.
Google for this numbers: MK1016GAP and MK2016GAP

You will find many offers.

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Okay, so what I need to know is what, if any, sound/music device will work on MS-DOS games. I don't like the cheesy PC SPEAKER sound. I know it has sound besides that because I can play songs with-in Windows 98.

Answer:MS-DOS: Soundcard for Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600?


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Several years ago, we broke the monitor on our Satellite Pro 4600 series laptop. Yesterday I took it out to connect to a TV and see what data (mainly photos) we had on it that I could backup on an external drive. However, it won't start up. I can only see a tiny bit of the message displayed: "****Bad" and on the next line "Check su"

I have tried to start up with the companion diskette but it doesn't work. Pressing Fn F5 does not control the monitor settings with it in this state so I cannot see the complete mesdage. I would rather not use the Recovery and Configuration Builder CD because I'd like to see my files....

Any ideas?

Thank you very much.

Answer:Broken monitor on Satellite Pro 4600

hi King_2,

the fast and easy way:
- go and get a usb-to-ide usb-adapter
- take out harddisk and
- connect it with the usb-adapter to another machine
now you have access to all of your files!

the long way:
- attach a monitor to the machine
- make sure that the external display is your primary display
- check bios and set date/time
- pray
- try to start your os
- safe your data to external drive

this adaptor is about 15 euros and you can use it more than once!

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My aged Satellite Pro 4600 has a 20GB HDD. As these are now very difficult to get hold, does anyone know whether higher capacy HDDs can be used and, if so, what is the maximum size of HDD.

(In spite of it's age I still use the Satellite Pro for certain jobs.)

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 - What is the maximum HDD size?

Hello John

Satellite Pro 4600 is pretty old notebook and it is not easy to find exact info. The fact is taht notebook was delivered with 10 and 20 GB HDDs.
My opinion is that you can use 30 or even 40 GB HDDs. I believe new 30 GB HDD should be enough for your certain jobs.

What do you think?

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Hello all
I have a Satellite 4600 pro that my son bought as his first computer fixer upper.

The laptop came with the hard drive wiped. The problem he is having is trying to install Windows 2000 which the laptop came with OEM.

The computer boots up to the windows disk and loads all the files but when the actual Windows installation starts the computer shuts down.

We are trying the install with the power adapter hooked up and it seems like all the lights are either on or at least working.
This laptop was advertised as working but with no OS installed. Since this is the first one he has bought we have no spare parts to swap around.

Any pointers as to what would be the most likely problem or a good place to start looking would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 - shuts down while installing OS

Maybe its overheating? Try cleaning the air vents with a Can of compressed air.

Also check the RAM, download Memtest from and run a few passes. Its a bootable CD or Floppy Disk.

Or if you are using a street version of Win2000, there may be a compatibility problem, in which you may need to get a copy of the original Toshiba Recovery Disc.
XP is similar to Win2000, have you tried installing XP?

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On this unit there is a password on loading, without it access to a computer is blocked, and this password is lost. How to reset the password? Can be there is any service password?

Answer:How to remove password on Satellite 4600?


There is no service password but service method. Contact service partner in your country and they will remove it for you. It costs but not much.

Best solution is to ask previous owner about right password.


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Hi all,

I have recently bought a brand new NEC ND-6650 DVD writer.
This drive is NOT recognized by my Satellite Pro 4600, at all - neither Windows 2000 nor in the BIOS (v 2.60). Bios updates higher than version 2.60 are not provided.
Does this mean I can forget about using the new writer in my old notebook?

Thanks and best regards,


Answer:New DVD drive not recognized on my Satellite Pro 4600

Hi Nils,

I suspect that your new drive may be not be compatible with your notebook. As with all optical drives your new drive will be configured as either Slave or Master (or possible cable select), and this configuration must match your notebook.

Usually your hard drive will be configured as Master on IDE channel 0 with your optical drive being the slave device on the same channel. However, you may find that your optical drive is configured as Master on IDE channel 1.

Normally the setting is pre-configured by the manufacturer so you will need to check both the conficuration of your new drive and the configuration of your original drive to make sure that they are the same.


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Hi folks,

do you remember that Satellite Pro I mentioned a lot of months ago? The one with the amber flashing light?
Well, I changed the MoBo ant it finally turned on. But a problem arised... it doesn't read CDs. Every time I insert a system bootable disk, it says: "Insert system disk in drive. Press any key when ready..." I tried with many certainly bootable cds but nothing happens. I tried with another working MoBo but this is it. I updated the BIOS, i set up the boot sequence, nothing changes.
Oh,yes the cd-rom unit is working for sure.

What should I do??

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 - Boot CD problem

>What should I do??
Set BIOS settings to default and try again.
Is HDD recognized in BIOS settings?

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Hey guys, I'm a first time poster to this forum, and I would like to get straight to the point.

As I try to boot my computer up, I get an error saying this

"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:

You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM.
Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair."

Whenever I press r, it comes up with the same screen. Also, Yesterday my father dropped the computer straight on the wireless card, and broke the part that the wireless card is attached to on the motherboard. Could that be why? It came up with this error after I tried installing Age of Empires 2: Conquerors, I don't know what to do.

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hi all,

I have the following problem. The notebook was running with a 128MB (Slot A)and a 64MB (Slot B) memory stick.

I got two new memory sticks of 256MB (PA3069U-K) and I freshed up the whole system, format the disk and installing WinXP Prof. SP2.
But after the whole procedure the BIOS (ACPI BIOS 1.80) doesn't recognize the second memory stick in Slot B.

I read in the manual, that I have to delete the Hibernation files. But when I restart the Notebook in the MS-DOS mood and enter the command 'HALLOC /C' it is unknown. That is the procedure described in the manual.

I give up ... don't know any solution, but I know that it should work, because it did it before!

Can anybody help me? thanx & greetinx

Answer:Memory Problem Satellite Pro 4600


you should try to make a BIOS update. At is for the SP4600 a BIOS update version 2.60 available.

Otherwise you should change the RAM modules from one slot to the other and test it!


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Hi Guys

I wonder if anybody can help me? I have an old Satellite 4600 (not sure what series that is!). It has 128 MEG of RAM. I have added another 128 Meg of RAM but it still only registers 128 meg. I have switched the modules round, still only 128 MEG. I have even tried each module just in slot A and then just in slot B. Each time it registers 128 Meg, so I know that both slots are working and both modules are working, but it won't register them together as 256!

I have checked in the BIOS and only 128 in there too. Please help

Answer:RAM upgrade problem on old Satellite 4600


Let us start with some basic info about this old notebook.

At first check please bottom side of your notebook and let us know if you have Satellite or Satellite Pro. Has your old notebook part number that starts with PS460E?

Anyway this model can be upgraded up to 512 MB
Compatible RAM modules are:

Have you used compatible PA3005U-1M12 RAM for upgrade?

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Hi thereI've got a bit of a problem with a laptop that someone might be able to help with...hopefully!Currently running Windows 2000, and has 256Mb in two banks of 128. When I try to upgrade to 256Mb in each of the 2 slots (256 is its maximum I think), I get the error message "remove the incompatible module from slots". I've tried various modules, all 256Mb, PC100, CL2, but none are recognised.Anyone have any ideas?!

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600 memory

Probably because 256 is the max you can take, but I will check for you.

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I have been given a laptop which is not working. I am trying to re-install XP Pro.
I have changed the boot order to cd first, but it will only work intermittently and skips a lot of files.
At the moment I have an error message;
"PXE-E61 media test failure, test cable"
"PXE-MOF exiting Intel DXE ROM"

Followed by;
"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:"
"windows root\system32\hal.dll."
"Please re-install a copy of the above file"

This is one of the many files which were skipped the last time that the dvd drive was operating.
It is a full XP Pro cd.

Can anyone please tell me if it is the hard drive or dvd drive which is at fault, or could the problem lie elsewhere?

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600: PXE error message


Usually the PXE error message appears if the notebook tries to boot from the LAN.
I don?t know how you have changed the booting order but the LAN option should be set the end of the booting order.

I assume that the following error messages occur because of this setting.
I recommend checking this possibility.


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I've been trying to find out if I can upgrade the CPU on my satellite 4600. It's currently running a PIII at 800mhz, but what is the maximum that the system board can support?

Answer:CPU Support for Satellite Pro 4600 Series


sorry, there is no opportunity to upgrade a CPU at a Toshiba notebook! According to this the SP4600 topmodel supports a PIII wit 1000Mhz, so there is not a huge different to yur 800Mhz.
To increase your system speed you should upgrade your RAM!


Message was edited by: chris_cool

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Can anyone help with this? Has anyone fitted a DVD writer (Toshiba sd-r6252 dvd-rw drive)?
Which models are compatible? I am fine bout opening up and swapping.
Just compatibility indeed to know.

Answer:Can I build in the DVD writer in to Satellite Pro 4600?


I don?t found any informations if this drive is compatible with the Satellite Pro 4600 but you should pay attention to the drive replacement.
You should check the drive dimensions. Very important is the drive settings (master/slave/csel) because it is not possible to change this settings like on the usual desktop drive.
I?m not sure about the settings on the Satellite Pro 4600 but the Toshiba ASP should know this.
You can also order the supported drive from the Toshiba service partner in your country.

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In trying to resolve a conflict with the Windows 2000 pro OS (resulting in a reduced screen size) I have managed to disable the existing vga setting. The result is a blue screen and this error message:
"STOP: 0x000000B4 The Video Driver Failed to Initialize".

Although the computer appears to boot up, that's as far as it goes. It then states that it's dumping physical memory - turns off and then starts to boot up again.
I've pressed F8 at start-up and attempted to return to last known good configuration, I've tried safe mode, vga mode the lot, but I can't seem to break the 'cycle' mentioned above.

I'm reasonably literate, but not a techy...can anyone make a suggestion?


Answer:Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600 OS Windows 2000 seems to fit the bill???? Apart from the not working in safe mode either, but.......... worth a try.

You might have to disable the Port on a Laptop as you may not be able to change the address in the BIOS.
You should be able to re-enable it once the drivers are back properly if you need it.

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Hi there !
Here I am for my first thread with the usual question of dvd drive and ram compatibility...

I made a mistake : I bought drive and ram without looking to this forum...

Anyway, about the optical drive :
I saw I had to look to the manual... but I don't have cause my laptop is second hand.
I had a look at []
but... I dont know how it is supposed to help me choose an optical drive.

So if you have somewhere the exact matches for my stallite pro model, it would be great.

Now Ive got a Ram problem too, but Im gona make another thread.

Thanks a lot for your help


Answer:Satellite Pro 4600: Need info about avaible DVD drive and RAM


>I saw I had to look to the manual... but I don't have cause my laptop is second hand.
It?s no matter that it?s a second hand notebook. You can download the user manual for this notebook series from the Toshiba European driver page.

I did it and found out that this drives are supported:
Toshiba CD-RE/DVD-ROM drive SD-R2002
Toshiba DVD-ROM drive SD-C2402
TEAC CD ROM drive CD-224E

Best regards

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I've got a SP4600 and because I love that machine, i want to give it the chance to stay with me - but unfortunatly this only will work by incresing its performance...

Has anybody in here made some experiences in upgrading a SP4600 to more than 512MB RAM?
I know that this machine uses SD-RAM PC100 that is available up to 256MB.
But has anybody successfully tried to put in PC133-memory? And if yes, were's the limit?

And for more: How about upgrading the rest, e.g. the CPU or the whole motherboard?
Currently its heart beats with 700Mhz (Celeron). Could it be as easy as just to engraft another?
Or would it be easier to exchange the whole motherboard?
I have never done something like that before and I'm not sure about how the rest of the system could react on those interventions, especially because the on-board-video and the on-board-sound...

I'd be so glad if anybody could give some positive feedback on those questions...

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600: Question about upgrade of RAM, CPU, Motherboard


You can use only the 100Mhz memory modules because the FSB is limited to 100MHz.
If you will use the 133Mhz modules they will run only at 100Mhz.

You can upgrade the Sat Pro 4600 up to 512MB (2x256MB)

The other devices like CPU or GPU are not upgradeable? and the motherboard can be replaced only with the same motherboard?

Finally you should know that the notebook technology is a little bit different and you should not compare it with any desktop PC. You can upgrade some part like memory or HDD but that?s all?

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A few days ago I bought a used Pro 4600 with 2x128 MB RAM. Both of them are working - but not together! Only Slot A is working and accepting both of the RAMs when I insert them. The user from whom I bought the notebook told me, that they were working before he erased the system.

How can I activate it?

Thanks a lot in advance,


Answer:Satellite Pro 4600: 2nd RAM slot inactive - How can I activate it?


It?s not necessary to enable the second memory slot.
After installing the memory module the slot should accept the module and it should be shown in the BIOS.
The both modules work in the first slot. In this case both are ok and not faulty. It?s also possible to upgrade the memory to 256MB.
Well, in my opinion the second memory slot is dead.
Unfortunately, there is nothing to do :(

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I have been given a Satellite Pro 4600, unfortunately this laptop has 2 and a half operating systems on it. The first one is MS2000, then XP then an unfinished installation of XP. When I start up the laptop it asks which OS I want to use. I have a full legal copy of XP that I have bought and I want to reformat the laptop and put on a clean install of XP, the problem is how do I get into the BIOS to change boot settings to CD?

Any help is greatly appreciated.


Answer:How to access BIOS settings on Satellite Pro 4600?


First of all you don?t need to access the BIOS in order to be able to boot from the CD.
You can simply press the F12 button immediately after the notebook has been powered up.
This would show the available boot options.

You can also press C button which would automatically enable the CD/DVD drive as booting source.

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16 days ago my tosh Sat Pro 4600 lost the ability to maintaing 25 fps in an online game - ie. diablo 2.
It now plays at an average of 4 fps and ping gets up to over 4000... needless to say unplayable now...

I have reinstalled the game... installed new XP and game on drive D....
Same thing.... a program called SpeedswitchXP shows CPU usage fluctuating from 54 to 420 because the CPU mhz on the general tab of my computer shows 422 now, not the 847 mhz it used to.

It still surfs the net and plays yahoo card games eg. at lightning speed but not an online rpg... it has working perfectly at average of 25 fps for 3 years ... Irreparably overheated / damaged CPU ... graphics card ?
Anyone know? Another temp. program shows it running at 64C worth a new motherboard?

Can i get one? Any ideas?

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 - CPU graphics card overheat?


First of all you have to know that the CPU and the GPU performances are dynamically.
This means that the speed and the performance changes if the temperature rises to a critical level.
This could lead to the worse performance.

In your case the notebook is about 3 years old and I think it?s time to clean the ventilators to prevent the notebook from the overheating.

You could try to use the professional compressed air spray to get rid of the dust and debris.
Such spays you can purchase from computer dealer.

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I have a Satellite pro 4600. When I booted up today the machine displays a blue screen stating that the acpi bios is not fully compliant and wont boot into windows. It suggests updating the bios which I have done to version 2.6 but still no luck, wont let me in in safe mode either

Any help is appreciated


Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 ACPI Bios error


Before you want to start operating system please check BIOS settings and set it to ACPI > Enabled. Be sure that your BIOS supports ACPI option. If there is no success the only solution is to reinstall operating system and don?t change BIOS settings after installation.

Before operating system starts the hardware will be checked by Windows. I hope that your BIOS update is from Toshiba download site and designed for your unit.


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Hello !

I'm posting again for my problem of RAM.
I know my notebook can cope with 500Mb of ram.

So I bought 256 more to upgrade it. But only one memory module is recognized.
Both work though: when flipping one another from slot one to slot two, there's still only one recognized...

I must add this: when I first added 256MB to the original 128mb module, everything worked ok (I had apporximately 300mb of ram)
I really wonder: is the slot 2 dead? How can I know If you think it's another problem, do you have any hints.. ? I'm a bit lost...

Cheers !

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 RAM upgrade - only one slot seems to work

You are right. You can upgrade the RAM to max 512MG.
In one slot you could inert max 254MB of 144-Pin PC133 SODIMM memory modules.

Possibly one slot is defective and you should check this.
Simply use only one module and check both slots one after the other.

If the module will be recognized in both slots then this means that both slots are ok.
I such case it?s possible that both modules cannot work together do to the compatibility issue.

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After reinstalling Windows XP-Pro I need a driver to activate the Accupoint ll mouse/pointer in my laptop. Can anyone provide a download link for this please.

Answer:Accupoint ll driver needed for Satellite Pro 4600


did you already took a look at the drivers download site from Toshiba? I checked it and the mouse driver is there available.

Just click [HERE|] and choose the Archive -> Satellite Pro Archive -> Satellite Pro 46xx -> Satellite Pro 4600 -> Windows XP

All drivers are there.



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Guys, I really need some help.

I picked up on old sat pro 4600 from ebay and have rebuilt the thing - every thing is working EXCEPT the display - I get a very faint picture, even on the splash screen.

So far I've - changed the lcd cable - no effect; changed the panel itself, no effect and changed the invertor ( 4 times!!).

Any suggestions?? Driver issue? Setting I've missed somewhere? Motherboard issue??

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 - very faint picture on the display

Hmmm?. My first thought was the faulty FL-inverter.
Are you sure you have used the right and compatible FL inverter? Did you connect it correctly?

How about the FN+F6/F7 buttons? Did you use it to set the brightness to a higher level?

So maybe you should check this possibility.

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When I use my Satellite Pro 4600 to record and playback I can hear a beeping noise. How do I stop this?

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600, I can hear a beeping noise

Yeah, this can happen when you use a Satellite Pro 4600 to record sounds via Microsoft Sound Recorder. A faint but regular (and irritating) beeping noise will occur during playback. Are you using Windows 98SE or Windows 2000?

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After a clean install of registered Win2K on Satellite Pro 4600 I'm unable to play any DVD movies. I am able to access DVD data discs. The error message is:

"There is no compatible Windows 2000 compatible dvd decoder installed on this system."

I was able to play dvds when running winXP.

I've searched online and on these forums for a software update for my DVD player (model SD-C2402) but have been unable to find one. I would appreciate being pointed towards the right direction.

Thank you

Answer:Unable to play DVD movies on Satellite Pro 4600


I have good experiences with VLC media player. Try to use it.
Back to your problem. I believe you need MPEG2decoder. Google around and search for any W2K codec pack. After installing it I am pretty sure everything will work properly and you will be able to watch DVD movies.

As I already wrote test VLC media player. It is really good one.

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A friend of mine has recently aquired a Toshiba Satelite Pro 4600 (PS460E-03371-EN). Unfortuately the BIOS password has been set prior to buying, and would like to know how to reset this.
The machine will not boot at present.
Any help as to the location of the BIOS battery or to get around this problem will be appreciated.

Answer:How to remove BIOS password on Satellite Pro 4600?


To remove BIOS battery will not help. BIOS removing on mobile computers is more complicated as on desktops. BIOS removing procedure depends on notebook model and it is not the same on all notebook models.

Many people secure the notebook with password and to offer exact description how to do this in public forum is not so good idea.
Have you tried to contact the person who sold this notebook and ask for BIOS password?

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I cannot control contrast, brightness, Saturation etc.. using the Trident control panel in my Satellite Pro 4600. Could someone help me in order to activate such controls ?
Thanks in advance

Answer:Cannot change contrast, brightness etc. on Satellite Pro 4600. Help please.

Hi Andrea,

normally you could change this settigs in the control panel, but to explain the way to change it would be nice to know which OS you have installed.

If you have the perinstalled Os it could be that you have Win2000.


Go to control panel - Display - Advanced and then you could choose between Television, Color or Video.

The Brightess could be changed in the Power Saver because the brightness depends on your power setting.
In battery mode higher brightness could decrease your battery power!!!

Bye Bob

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last week i bought an used Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600 PIII, 1Ghz, 512 GB Ram, DVD-Burner and WLAN. Great machine so far.

After i've changed the filesystem from FAT32 to NTFS and reinstalled Win2K/SP4 the cooler is running all the time.

Taskmanager says that "THOT_KEY.exe" is using up to 99% of CPU-Power. Disabling this service reduced the CPU-Power and the cooler was quite BUT did not realy help - lots of keys do not work.

I've run some desinfect utilities like Kaspersky, NOD32 etc. to ensure that iīve not caught some malware.
Should i try a bios-update or change some settings?

Any ideas?

Thanks for help

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600: Win2k with SP4 - cooler run all the time


As far as I know the ?THOT_KEY.exe? belongs to the Toshiba Hotkey utility which controls the different key functions.
If you disable this service, you will be not able to use the FN keys anymore.
I?m not 100% sure why this service uses 99% of the CPU performance but maybe it?s not fully compatible with the W2K service packs?. From where did you download this utility?? I did find it on the Toshiba European page!

In my opinion you should try to reinstall the system again. Probably this is the key!

Good luck

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there is a problem with the notebook toshiba. its not installing any windows OS after the setup starts in xp there is an error message that says that setupdd.sys drivers could not be loaded (error code 14)

i tried with different cds with same error, then i tried the procedure of ghost image but all in vain after restart it was agin with an error that required dll kernels are not found i even used a fresh ghost image but same error.

Actually i upgraded the bios to a recent ver 2.60 it was fine it started two times and was used for several hours. the update was suuccesful and running. it all started when we placed a kingston flash disk in the usb after that it was working fine we copied a simple document on drive d nothing else, it worked for half an hour. After that i shut it down and then late at night when i started the system it was fine.i was listening to a song after that it was displaying the error messge system32 driver pci.sys corrupted or missed.

Then i tried all i knew in windows xp from booting with xp cd and........ etc. i also formatted the harddrive to try win98 its setup gave an error too, error external to msdos i think its the bios update thats causing problem because windows 2000 professional setup gave a very specific error. bios not fully ACPI compatible after pressing F7 in windows xp setup the ACPI feature went silent and setup went on fine but while formatting the drive it stopped with an error the harddrive cannot be formatted.

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Answer:Trouble after BIOS upgrade on Satellite Pro 4600

Hi Usman

The problem is that you can not roll back BIOS to previous version. Just Toshiba authorized service partner can do this using special tool.

Check please this document. I don?t know if this can help but maybe you can better understood the problem

Good luck!

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Hello all people,
Ask this but you give just driver download link.
But I dont know which is my series A or L or P. My notebook is Satellite pro 4600 PIII700/128/C/LM/W PS460 E. Now anybody give answer what is my series name quickly.

Answer:How can I find Windows XP drivers for Satellite Pro 4600

Hm, people want always everything quickly and now...but whatever.

I cannot give you an direct link but you can do the following:

1. Click on the link ->
2. Then choose by Product Type -> "Archive"
3. Choose by Family -> "Satellite Pro"
4. Choose by Product series -> "Satellite Pro 46xx"
5. Choose Model -> "Satellite Pro 4600"
6. Choose Short model number -> "PS460E" (it?s anyways the only available one)
7. Choose Operating System -> "Windows XP"
8. Click on "Search"
9. Download all drivers you need

That?s it, THIS was the easiest version of my explanation how to reach the drivers for your machine. I hope I must not explain it much MORE easier.. ;)


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I am trying to locate extra RAM for the above laptop, on behalf of a friend. I have tried the usual places for RAM, without success. They have suggested I contact Toshiba direct, but I can't find anything on the UK site about buying RAM direct from Toshiba. I understand this model can accommodate upto 512Mb, it currently has 256Mb (2 x 128Mb). The laptop is running WinXP Home.

Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 (PS460E-02HYXEN) - Where to buy extra RAM?

Hi buddy,

Yes, you?re right. I have checked the user manual and founded the following information:
Two slots accommodate the following modules:

That means you can upgrade to 512MB (256MB in each slot).

Furthermore I never heard that you can buy RAM from Toshiba directly. You can contact the authorized service provider in your country. They can sell such modules and install it for you. :)

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I have a satellite 4600 pro, pentium 3 800 with 128mb ram, and Trident CyberBlade XP graphics card. The unit is perfectly capable of reproducing dvd with software alone using PowerDVD 6. However due to the fact that my battery is almost dead, I would like to be able to play DVD at the most battery optimized settings.

The unit's low cpu setting (about 350mhz) should be able to play dvds if backed up by hardware acceleration, since cyberblade claims to be a directX 7 card with both motion compensation and idct. However PowerDVD 4, PowerDVD 6 and windvd 7 fail to recognize the hardware acceleration under windows XP.

In the past I had a similar problem with a laptop having a cyberblade i7 graphics card. I was then able to activate hardware acceleration only using powerdvd 4 and windows 98, but I don't want to resort to that.

Can anyone help me? Do you know any software player with support for cyberblade under windows XP? Do I need any other drivers? I have the drivers from the toshiba site, and they date back to 2001...

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600: WinXP - No hardware acceleration for dvd?


Unfortunately, I don?t have any experience in the cyberblade hardware acceleration but the notebook graphic cards are not similar with the desktop PC cards.
As far as I know this unit has a Trident Cyber BLADE XP video controller 16MB External VRAM and Hardware DVD Video Support.
However, you will find the Toshiba drivers on the Toshiba website but if you need a especially on so I would suggest to ask the Trident support.
But if you will use no Toshiba drivers you can do that on your own risk!

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My brother has a rather old Satellite Pro 4600 [model number is PS460E-0C8X7-EN]

He needs a Win98 SE display driver - problem is I can't find his laptop model on the downloads pages.

Any suggestions very welcome please!


Answer:Display Driver for Satellite Pro 4600 needed


Please visit Toshiba download page under

As ?Product type? select ARCHIVE. That?s all!

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The amber battery light is flashing constantly and the battery will not charge or power off of the battery. I have replaced the battery but still have the same problem. Is there an internal power board or similar that may be faulty. Any help appreciated!

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 Battery Lamp Flashing


There must be a hardware problem, maybe with the power supply electronic.
In this case the motherboard must be replaced.
But you should contact the Toshiba service partner in your country. He can start some diagnostic tests and then he can give you a detailed answer what?s exactly wrong.

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Hi All,

I have a strange problem with my Satellite pro 4600 (SP460E-03371-G3) notebook. I have the battery in place with unplugged AC adaptor, but the battery indicator not lights (no green, no orange). And the notebook does not starts when I push the power button. It is like when the battery is flat. When I plug the AC adaptor in, the AC power indicator goes green, the notebook starts OK. And here cames the surprise: when I plug the AC power out everything works perfectly on battery power, but still no sign of the green or orange battery indicator. If I check the power status in WinXP, the system indicates that the notebook runs on AC power, but the AC is disconnected. Why is that?

Akos Monostori

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 Battery recognition problem

Hello Akos

I am pretty sure that there is some defect by power supply electronic of your notebook. Like you can see this electronic is ?confused? and the battery is not recognized properly.

In my opinion you should contact service partner in your country and ask them what the best way to solve this issue is.

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i have a pc with broadband which is sharing the connection with my toshiba satellite pro 4600 laptop (via a direct connection ,patch cable). this laptop has a normal network card and a wireless network card. i also have a fujitsu siemens Amilo Pro V7010 with a wireless network card. if the toshiba is connected to the pc is there a way i can keep the toshiba connected to the pc and use the internet on the fujitsu wirelessly (through the toshiba). (the toshiba will only let me use the wireless card or the wired card (not both at the same time) is there a way i can get round this

Answer:toshiba satellite pro 4600 network cards

What type of modem have you got,USB or RJ45? Or have you got a router? Ideally, to save yourself a lot of time and for performance you should consider a wireless router.

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I am wondering if someone can give me advice regarding my toshiba satellite 4600 laptop. I am running XP service pack 2 and the machine is around 6 years old, has a 733mhz celeron processor, 256mb ram and 30gig HD. The problem is that it doesn't seem to want to change screen definition (which is necessary for a lot of games).

In the display properties settings there is choice of either 800x600 or 1024x768, however it defaults to 1024x768, and if you change it to 800x600 all that happens is that the desktop gets smaller within the monitor's screen leaving a black border around the unused part of the screen (it's like when you resize a photo, the photo gets smaller) - the icons stay tiny, so really it's still 1024x768 but just a smaller version.

When playing the pinball game that comes with windows XP, the game is really small in the middle of the monitor screen, but when I click "fullsize" the game remains the same size, but the border around it gets bigger.

On my other computer, the game gets bigger when you click "fullsize" because it changes screen definition. For the most part, my laptop is unable to change its screen definition, though I think it might be changing definition for the game Frogger.

I have reinstalled windows XP and added the service pack 2 but the problem still persists.

I ran Belarc Adviser to find out what exactly my hardware is and it states under display:

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Answer:Screen definition issue with Satellite 4600

Hi again. Just to let you know that I found a solution to the problem. There was a setting in the BIOS that enables the screen to stretch under the lower screen definition. Now I can play my games and have the lower definition screen when I want to. Hope this helps others who might have a similar querry in the future. Regards,

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