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Toshiba Satellite A200 USB Issue

Question: Toshiba Satellite A200 USB Issue

Hi,

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

Anyone?

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Answer: Toshiba Satellite A200 USB Issue

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

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

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

Hope this helps.

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Hey Guys/Girls, im in need of some help....

So last night I swapped my brand new laptop for 2 other laptops, one of which is a TOSHIBA SATELLITE A200,

Sooo when I turn it on it first shows a loading screen saying "WINDOWS IS LOADING FILES"
I then get the normal VISTA loading screen, once it finishes loading that is it, it goes to a black screen with the cursor on it and it just stays at that.

I then tried to install VISTA again but I still get the same start up rather then going into the installation setup thing.

I TRIED installing WINDOWS XP and then a message pops up saying that "SETUP DID NOT FIND ANY HARD DISK DRIVES INSTALLED ON YOUR COMPUTER"
"but it does show the hard drive in the BIOS"
I also Plugged in a Blank Hard drive and tried to install XP yet the same message again

Please help as I am absolutely stumped on this one
 

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A200 :/

The 'windows is loading files' comes from a setup of the operating System, and will normally be followed by a reboot and the continuing installation of windows. As part of that process, you would normally get the installation of the video drivers and other motherboard drivers. This is currently not happening for you. So wherever these files that are 'loading' came from, they don't seem to have included correct driver files for the Toshiba.

The 'setup did not find any hard drives' message comes from an install of XP, but the hard drive is not found because XP does not understand SATA drives. The way round that problem is to enter the bios and set the hard drive to an IDE compatible mode, or to supply XP with a SATA driver, which is done early in the installation process, but is not easy on a portable.

In summary, your Toshiba does not have any Operating System at the moment, and you need to start from a Windows retail install CD or DVD. You also need the correct set of driver files for the Toshiba model.

Usually, portables are supplied with an OS already installed, and there is no supplied OS install disk - just a process where you can initialise an install from a hidden setup partition on the hard drive. Have a read of the manual on Toshiba's website. It's just possible that the hidden setup is still there and can be activated.
 

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OK Guys!
Please forgive me if this topic was posted before, as far as I know, the exact model I'm talking about doesn't have a relevant topic here.

Toshiba Satellite A200 Laptop
I CAN'T FIND XP DRIVERS!
I really can't believe it, why are they doing this? Is it a marketing policy? They want Vista to become popular? What is this?

I'm fed up with searching the Internet and Toshiba websites, I still can't find what I need. I found LAN, WiFi, Bluetooth, and other tools but I can't find audio or VGA drivers.

Is this a general problem or am I the only one facing it?

I really need your help.

Amjad!
:cry
 

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A200 - Please Help

You and everybody else that wants to go from vista back to xp, the hardware in the vista configured pc is designed for the vista drivers, in most cases drivers wont be available. ed
 

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My laptop has a VGA port and an S-video. Could you help me how and what to buy to enable me connect my laptop to a TV [SONY, a/v RCA connection] to optimize multimedia features.
 

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A200-10W

Hi there, if what you are trying to do is get video going from your laptops S-VIDEO out into your TVs RCA input (Yellow), then I suggest you get one of these adaptors that can be found cheap at most AV related stores. Here in Australia you could get something like this: http://www.dse.com.au/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/4922a2b300c49ab62740c0a87e0106eb/Product/View/C0008

If you need more help on how to set it up I can help.
 

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Hi,
Fisrtival, I'm from Poland so sorry for my english:)
Secundary,
I bought a Toshiba Satellite A200-1ZF Notebook with Windows Vista.
I have to work on AutoCad and some programs cooperating with AutoCad. These programs aren't working on Vista so I really would like to have a good old Xp System:) I have already integrate a Sata driver for HardDrive with my Xp installation cd. It installed greate but after the installation the CD-Rom disapeared from My Computer. Some Hardware was installed it self but some not. I had searched a lot of web pages with drivers,support e.t.c but i haven't found anything what was needed:/ For example ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 or Realtek HD Audio. I'd be really thankfull if someone could help me.
I don't know meybe there is somewhere a driver pack for my Toshiba for WinXP? As At Toshiba website support as at Intel i haven't found it.
Please help me.
Thanks for all help

Answer:Vista to XP (Toshiba Satellite A200-1ZF)

Can't verify the drivers, but found a post on another forum where a guy had the same driver problems with an A200. He finally found them and put them together and has them posted. Hope this helps.
http://www.zofodraz.com/toshiba/

There are a bunch more sites, but they aren't in english. I can muddle through a bit of french, but that's about it.

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i was having issues with a blue screen having the error nv4_disp. I uninstalled the video driver but forgot to note down the model.

I am using Xp pro service pack 3
I downloaded GeForce ForceWare 180.60 XP (32-bit) but everytime it says
"The NVIDIA setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware."

I think that that my video card is Geforce GO 7200
 

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A200 PSAFCA

Try this driver. It supports most Geforce Go chipsets, including the 7200. I looked around at Toshiba but couldn't find any NVidia drivers for WinXP. Maybe if you posted the full model; Toshiba model numbers usually look like A205-S4537 for example. An Everest report attached to a future post might help too:




Use Everest to get a report of your system?s hardware, OS, and drivers. Upload the report as an attachment
Everest: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=4181
When Everest is done scanning, click "Report" at the top of the Everest window, click next to get to "Report Profile", select "Hardware related pages", click next, select "Plain Text", click "Finish". Then when it is done processing, click "Save To File". Save it where you want to. (I would use Desktop.)
Click "Go Advanced" in the MG reply box, scroll down a little way until you see "Manage Attachments", click it, browse to your file, click "Upload", and close the window. Then submit the post. You may have to also type something in the reply box, like, "Here's my report.", so that it will submit.Click to expand...

(above instructions originally posted by MG member musksnipe... thanks muskie!)
 

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Where do I find drivers and BIOS update for my older Satellite A200-10W for Win 7 32 and for Win 7 64?

I did not find support by entering the serial number on assistance Toshiba
Thx.

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Hi,

I installed Tempro V1.2 on a satellite A200. Tempro tell me that I have 12 alerts but when I click at description of the alert,
I have in french an error message witch tell me that tempro stopped: 'Tempro a cess de fonctionner).

Have you an idea to resolve this problem?

Regards.

Answer:Toshiba tempro has stopped on Satellite A200

Maybe you should remove the Tempro software firstly, and then should clean the OS using the CCleaner and then you should install the new Tempro software on your system.

But just one hint: the Tempro sends only a message to you if a new driver or tool was uploaded on the Toshiba driver page.
In my opinion it?s not really necessary? it runs always in the OS background and needs hardware recourses? I had this tool but I removed it from the OS.

Greets

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Hi.

When I turn on my laptop (Satellite A200) often, but not absolutely everytime, I get a bar across the top of the screen which reads 'Toshiba Flashcards (not responding'.

Sometimes this can be removed by clicking the red cross in the corner of the bar and after a few moments it does disappear, but other times it stays there and there appears to be no way of getting rid of it.

Can anyone help me with this problem?
You can probably tell from this that I am not a computer expert and simple language would be most appreciated!!

Answer:Toshiba flashcards does not respond on Satellite A200

Try this:

Update the BIOS, which can be downloaded from the Toshiba website
Uninstall the Toshiba Value Added Package
Download and install the latest Toshiba Value Added Package from the Toshiba website

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On a Toshiba Satellite A200-1FN PSAECE-02600SIT with Windows 7 32 bit fresh installation or "full" installation (win update, drivers, sw) when I press SHUTODWN to shutdown the laptop, the system is go normaly in shutdown. But, after 1-2 seconds he is go back on... It seems that I chose RESTART instead of SHUTDOWN.I also tried to update the BIOS with the version 1.80 available for Vista (for Windows 7 since there is no update).I found that this happens only if the power supply is attached. If the laptop only runs on battery, turns off and remains off without rebooting.Some idea?:(

Answer:Shutdown but Restart (Toshiba Satellite A200)

Possible your power settings, check them all.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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So, to begin with I know next to nothign about this laptop. I am repairing for a friend but after a week of trying I am calling out for help.

It won't boot to windows, when I try it gets to a black screen with a mouse cursor and hangs there. I have left it there for 3 hours without any change. hitting shift 5 times does not give me a sticky key option. Safe mode does not work as it gives the same results.

I have tried using the Recovery Discs that he gave me to recover, no dice as well as I tried my own version of Vista and nothing.

I need some ideas.
 

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A200 - Major Issues

Forgot to mention I treid the Windows repair and it ran for close to 6 hours before I turned it off. =\
 

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Hello there. I have Toshiba Satellite A200-1m8
OS:Win 7 ultimate 32 bit

after just installing toshiba value added package to get my function keys working, eveytime i hit the FN key alone or along with its related keys
i get a BSOD screen message where it says: IRQL_Less-or-not_equal. and i can see in the bottom of the bsod screen page dump physical memory and a counter or timer.

any help is appreciated.


regards.

Answer:BSOD after installing Toshiba VAP for Win 7 - Satellite A200-1m8

And you have installed THIS version?

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Here's my problem:Lost my password BIOS. Well to be truth it was my dad...So I'm trying to flash my BIOS from Phoenix.Futhermore I bought new RAM DIMMs (2x2GB from Corsair). And those are giving me BSOD.My searching is near to no results at all for my PC: Toshiba Satellite A200-223.Here are my questions:Knowing WinPhlash or other program (please list it) is any way to flash through Windows, being an Original or Modified BIOS version? It is possible to flash a BIOS with different versions? Example, mine is Satellite A200-223 to another version XXXXXThank you all in advance for helping!!!iacobus

Answer:Flash BIOS Toshiba Satellite A200-223

A BIOS flash will not wipe the password on a laptop...and may render it un-bootable at all if it's the incorrect flash.For BIOS password recovery on laptops it needs to be taken to a Toshiba Service Center to retrieve/reset the password.Be prepared to show proof of ownership as they will ask for it.

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Hi

I've got an A200-28P with an ATI HD2600 card in it and the July 08 driver version 8.452 on it,
Now I emailed ATI and asked if there was anyway they could provide Toshiba with the driver that fixes a known issue in the Sims 2 game where the ATI 2,3 and 4000 series cards suffer a black screen on TV and the PC has no picture.

And they basically told me that they can't offer me an updated driver and there are ways of getting newer drivers but that its up to my laptop maunfacturer to ask for the latest drivers as people with desktops with any of the affected cards have all had a driver update to fix the issue and the makers of the game provided a fix in a patch for one of the expansion packs that I don't own.

So unless I risk letting a copy program called Securom onto my laptop I can't get my black screen issue fixed am used to it now but when feel well enough to play on desktop is fun to see the TV programmes and the PC pictures so seems unfair my laptop can't have a newer updated driver with a fix in it.

Does anybody know who I'd have to contact at Toshiba to ask about asking ATI for a driver with a fix in it for this known issue?

Message was edited by: Simreaper Oops spelling mistake

Answer:Re: How do we get Toshiba to ask ATI for newer drivers - Satellite A200-28P

Hi, You can use this tool http://www.driverheaven.net/modtool.php it is DH MOBILITY MODDER, dowload newest drivers from ATI 9.3, and then use this tool to mod them and after that they will work with Your Ati mobility card, I have Toshiba A300 with Ati 3470 and everything works ok. GOOD LUCK :)

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Hi there, I have a Toshiba Satellite A200 and just today I've encountered a frustrating problem. Let's just get a few things out first.

I had intended to turn it off last night, but it didn't shut down. There was some message about a program still opened or something like that (not a big deal I thought as I had gotten it a few times before). I just clicked whatever it was that ended it or turned it off anyways. So today I come back to turn it on and it was on that message. I turn it off and come back later to turn it on. I noticed there was a black screen and I could not do anything. I hold the power button to turn it off and restart it. It loads the Toshiba/Phoenix screen fine. Then I get to the Windows Recovery screen. It gives me two options.

- Use the Windows Recovery thing to try to find and repair any errors
- Start Windows normally

I tried the first option a few times but it said there was an unspecified problem due possibly to some hardware configurations (did not do anything before). I restarted and pressed F2 and looked for anything that might have caused it and I exited without saving any changes (Toshiba/Phoenix thing) and then it led me to the screen with the Safe Mode and other options. I chose Safe Mode just to see and it led me to the log-in screen, but after that it would not let me see those same options again. Anyways, I would start normally and at the loading screen, the bar would load but there is no Vista logo. After that, there's ... Read more

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A200 - Black Screen

insert your windows recovery disk restart the computer then go to system recovery/ repair windows or something similar and have that run, DONT INSTALL WINDOWS! Unless you like loosing your files and re-installing windows vista
 

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Hi there, I have a Toshiba Satellite A200 and I've encountered a frustrating problem. Let's just get a few things out first.

I had intended to turn it off last night, but it didn't shut down. There was some message about a program still opened or something like that (not a big deal I thought as I had gotten it a few times before). I just clicked whatever it was that ended it or turned it off anyways. So today I come back to turn it on and it was on that message. I turn it off and come back later to turn it on. I noticed there was a black screen and I could not do anything. I hold the power button to turn it off and restart it. It loads the Toshiba/Phoenix screen fine. Then I get to the Windows Recovery screen. It gives me two options.

- Use the Windows Recovery thing to try to find and repair any errors
- Start Windows normally

I tried the first option a few times but it said there was an unspecified problem due possibly to some hardware configurations (did not do anything before). I restarted and pressed F2 and looked for anything that might have caused it and I exited without saving any changes (Toshiba/Phoenix thing) and then it led me to the screen with the Safe Mode and other options. I chose Safe Mode just to see and it led me to the log-in screen, but after that it would not let me see those same options again, but I can still get into Safe Mode using F8. Anyways, I would start normally and at the loading screen, the bar would load but there is no Vista logo. After ... Read more

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Hey all!

I upgraded my laptop with Vista to Windows 7 Professional and ever since then I cannot get access to the touchpad settings at all. I want to turn off the tapping and turn on the scrolling. I have tried installing and uninstalling the device as well as the new the new driver for my symantics touchpad from the symantics website and the recommended driver from the toshiba site but neither has worked.

When I go into device properties and go to change settings the only options I have are to specify the actions the two buttons have.

Totally absolutely frustrated...it should have been an easy fix.

Any suggestions?

Vivian
 

Answer:Solved: Toshiba Satellite A200 touchpad

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in short my friends rebooted his little gil laptop to window xp 2000 and now we cant get the laptop to connect to the wifi its like the laptop doesnt reconise it has a wlan installed so imthinking maybe we lost a driver

ive ogne ito device manager and it say 1394 net adapto and unknown device

any help
 

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Pro a200 - Cant get my wifi to work

sounds like a driver issue. Reinstall the drivers for the device.
 

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Hi

I have Toshiba notbook model (Satellite A200-130) but i can't find it within toshiba products.
Can any one know why this model nor present with toshiba products?

Thanks

Answer:Why is Satellite A200-130 not present in Toshiba products

Hi

I think you have mistyped simply.
It?s not a Satellite A200-130 but Satellite A200-13O ;)

The Satellite A200-13O is definitely a Toshiba product.

You can find this here:

http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com -> Laptops ?> Satellite - for the home

There you will find all new available Satellite series.
Choose Satellite A200 series and press the button ?View all models?.

The Satellite A200-13O will appear as a last model in the list.


Cheers

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(Sorry if my english is actually bad) Hello all, Im here looking for some help, because this is the first time that happens to me since i got my laptop, and i already did a lot of formatation on my laptop before but this never happen... Everything goes normal until the point that opens two windows:

1

Waiting for ODD to become available ...
ODD Drive E: ready.
Check for medium in drive E: ...
Continue...
Failed to initialize the raid class.
No RAID - continue normally...
Installation in progress...
Press any key to continue. . .

2

Checking for HDD1
HDD1 not found!
Try to remove all letters from potencial partations on HDD 0 . . .

(Everytime that i reach to this part i just needed to press Enter and the formatation would start normally, but now that i press Enter to start, the only thing that appears on the FIRST page is: X:\windows\system32>)

If someone could help me would be great because i tried everything and nothing worked

Thanks for your attention.

(And i have the Recuperation Disk)
 

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Hoping to find some help on how to change my Toshiba Satellite A200 from Spanish Language to English.

I asked a friend to buy me this notebook from Spain, unknowing to him the OEM came in spanish language and the recovery CD as only is only spanish but i don't understand spanish and i have been finding it difficult to go about the notebook since i don't want to click the wrong thing in spanish.

Even when i install programs, it automatically installs in spanish and this is really frustrating,


Somebody HELP!!!

Answer:Satellite A200 - Cannot change language on Toshiba OEM CD

Your notebook was bought in Spain and therefore the Vista OS is also in Spanish language.
You cannot change it to English without purchasing a new Vista Microsoft disk in English language.

In some cases it could be possible to install an MUI (Multilanguage) package for Vista but this will work only with Vista Ultimate (and Business???)

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Hi guys,

got a toshiba satellite pro a200 when i power it up it just goes straight to a white screen
i have reseated the memory one at a time and also reseated the hard drive
but it still does the same

any ideas?
 

Answer:Toshiba satellite A200 just white screen

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hi Toshiba. Ive been having a problem with my Toshiba that I have had for a few years now. the screen has blacked out and everytime I reboot it it still stays black. I have tried every rebbot type and I have asked a lot of people but none of them work. please help. thanks
Zach Attard

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My BIOS is Toshiba v1.8. I'm looking to see if there are any updates.

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Hello everyone
I have a second hand Toshiba satellite A200 that will not load into windows. It just goes into installing update 3 of 3 and restarts. I have tried safe mode but it just gets to \Windows\system32\drivers\crcdisk.sys and stops there. I really need some help because this is the computer Inuse for retrieving video from my model plane
Cheers,
hman

Answer:Update not loading Toshiba satellite A200

In order to fix a problem like this you would need a Vista Install Disk? Then do a startup repair or System Restore. If you do not have a install disk you can get the files off the drive with either a linux distro like Puppy or a WinPE disk you can build on a Windows 7 computer. After that you may be able to do a factory reset.
 
You can also follow the steps here to create a Vista Install iso.

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The PC's lights turn on. The fan goes, but the laptop has a black(dead) screen
 

Answer:toshiba satellite a200 dead screen

Try connecting a monitor to it if you have one, and press Fn + F5. If you get a display then there is something wrong with the internal display. If no display, something else is wrong.
 

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Hello,

i have Toshiba Satellite A200-1GM (PSAECE-02C00DPL) serial no. 97303299K.
I would like to refresh my Windows. I reinstalled to Win 7 - 32bit.
My problem is, when i try enter my notebook model in Toshiba driver search, there is no matches... for any windows.
Just simple Toshiba deasn't recognise my notebook model...

Can someone help me...

It's radiculous...

Best regards...

Answer:Satellite A200-1GM - no drivers on official Toshiba website

Your files aren't stored in the main Toshiba files, which probably means Toshiba no longer supports your model. But they are still stored in the listed archives. This is all the files I could find for your device Windows 7 32bit

Important drivers
http://support1.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-...1103110917.zip
http://support1.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-...1103111042.zip
http://support1.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-...1030104746.zip
http://support1.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-...1103110950.zip
http://support1.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-...1103110807.zip
http://support1.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-...1103111816.zip
http://support1.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-...1103111739.zip
http://support1.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-...1103111755.zip
http://support1.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-...1222142056.zip
http://support1.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-...1103111021.zip
http://support1.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-...1103111912.zip
http://support1.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-...0419152838.zip
http://support1.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-...1103110851.zip

Firmware: You will need at least one of these but not all, use the one you know you had before the refresh. If you don't know which one you had then use the top one.
http://support1.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-...0422163939.zip
http://support1.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-...0707135123.zip
http://support1.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-...0707134447.zip

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Hi all,

I am looking for TOSHIBA Common Modules for my laptop. I didn't find them in the drivers download homepage.
I have Satellite A200 1M5 (PSAE0) and xp as an operating system.I will be more thankful if you guide me how to download them.
one more thing while I am trying to upgrade my Bios under windows xp I am getting this error message "

The new Bios image is the same as the current system Bios,so the Bios will not be changed" so what do think is the problem in this respect.

Laptop module
Satellite A200 1M5 (PSAE0)
Operating system
Xp pro

Thank you in advance

Regards

Answer:Satellite A200 1M5 PSAE0 - Looking for XP TOSHIBA Common Modules

Hi

The Common Modules are not available for the Satellite A200 (PSAE0) series.
I don?t know why you need this tool for the A200 PSAE0 but everything else should work without the installation of Common Modules

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Hi there,

Im having problems with my Toshiba Satellite Pro A200 Touchpad. It was fine until when i was walking down the stairs and accidently dropped it. The hard drive had to be replaced and the touchpad wansn't working. I've tried to diagnose the problem by checking device manager updating driver's etc. And ive narrowed it down to 2 causes: Damaged motherboard OR the touchpad wire has come loose/off. So as im really good with computers and very good with laptop's i need to disassemble my Laptop to get to the touchpad wire and check it out first. And then i will know if it is the touchpad or the motherboard. And now I have never disassembled a laptop before i have no idea what the process is especially for my medel which i cannot find guides for as it is not a very recent one. Could someone please give instructions on how to disassemble it? I will leave model and other info. about it at the end of this post. I would appreciate links to a guide etc or just simple easy instruction and pictures would be helpful.

Thank you ever so much for reading this wall of text and Thank you if you decide to help me out

Come on Tech Forums Let's see how good you are

Model Name: Satellite Pro A200
Model Number: PSAE1E-00Q002EN

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Pro A200 Laptop Touchpad Issues

Dropping it could have damaged the touchpad itself. Not just the wires.

If it is still under warranty, do not open it. RMA it to Toshiba.

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Hello,

I am using a Toshiba Satellite A200-AH9 Part #PSAE0C-AH908C with the pre-installed version of Windows Vista. I have moved since purchasing this laptop, and the recovery disk I made after purchasing it has gone missing! I called Toshiba, however it is approx. 50$ to replace the recovery CD from them. Does anybody have one they could send me an image of? I would greatly appreciate it!

Thanks,
 

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A200-AH9 Recovery Disk - Vista

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How to install raid/scsi drivers and get rid of vista for good

what you will need

?? 1 USB external floppy drive
?? 2 floppy disks
?? 1 set of drivers for the hard drive you have in the computer
?? a legal copy of windows xp pro

WHAT TO DO WITH THE FLOPPY DISKS

COPY THE DRIVERS DONT CUT AND PASTE THEM

?? get DISK 1 and place the drivers required onto the disk as they are without any folders
?? get DISK 2 and make a folder called $OEM$ and within that folder make another called TEXTMODE then within that folder insert the drivers that you have in disk 1

Installing the drivers and windows xp pro
?? when windows asks you to press F6 to install raid drivers press F6
?? then enter DISK1 into the floppy drive
?? when it prompts you to press "s" to install...install the raid and storage controllers
?? press "s" again and press enter on the same raid driver you just told windows to use
?? windows will then say that it already has drivers for the raid controller
?? press the appropriate key to tell windows you want it to use the floppy drivers instead of windows own
?? after the drivers load remove the floppy disk
?? wait until windows asks for the drivers again and insert DISK 2
?? and windows will install at long last vista is GONE you will need the drivers for any hardware your computer system but they should be easy to get from the manufacturers web site

I have used... Read more

Answer:how to install windows xp over vista on a toshiba satellite A200 1YO

How to install raid/scsi drivers and get rid of vista for good

what you will need

??? 1 USB external floppy drive
??? 2 floppy disks
??? 1 set of drivers for the hard drive you have in the computer
??? a legal copy of windows xp pro

WHAT TO DO WITH THE FLOPPY DISKS

COPY THE DRIVERS DONT CUT AND PASTE THEM

??? get DISK 1 and place the drivers required onto the disk as they are without any folders
??? get DISK 2 and make a folder called $OEM$ and within that folder make another called TEXTMODE then within that folder insert the drivers that you have in disk 1

Installing the drivers and windows xp pro
??? when windows asks you to press F6 to install raid drivers press F6
??? then enter DISK1 into the floppy drive
??? when it prompts you to press "s" to install...install the raid and storage controllers
??? press "s" again and press enter on the same raid driver you just told windows to use
??? windows will then say that it already has drivers for the raid controller
??? press the appropriate key to tell windows you want it to use the floppy drivers instead of windows own
??? after the drivers load remove the floppy disk
??? wait until windows asks for the drivers again and insert DISK 2
??? and windows will install at long last vista is GONE you will need the drivers for any hardware your computer system but they should be easy to get from the manufacturers web site

I have used this method and it worked with a Toshiba sat... Read more

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Hi all

In my laptop the Toshiba vista registration component config.exe program doesn't work.

Please help me? How can I make it Work?

Answer:Question about Toshiba vista registration - Satellite A200-1CR

Hi

You have received the Toshiba recovery CD with your nice Sat A200.
I would recommend setting the notebook back to the factory settings and after the new OS installation check if the Toshiba vista registration tool will run correctly.

In other case you can visit the Toshiba Europe site and could register your notebook on the Toshiba website!

Good luck

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Sensor panel with two regimes has 3 buttons to open some applications.
I've coordinated these buttons with some applications... But now I need to set other applications.
This function appeared to be so useful!!!

I tried to find this information in manual for my Toshiba Satellite A200-10x, but there were not such info.
I'm not really good in computers, please help me. I'll appreciate it.

Answer:Satellite A200-10X: How to configure the Toshiba media buttons

If you want to configure the Toshiba media buttons with other applications then you should take a look into the control panel.
There look for software called Toshiba Controls Utility or similar?

This program controls the buttons and there you should be abele to set the different settings.

Good luck

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Hi,

How can I run Toshiba Face Recognition System on my Satellite A200?

The only problem with that software is the program do not see my cam.
I mean...it see the cam but when I try to register new face in system then I can read something like "The webcam is currently in use or there is problem with hardware".

So I turn off toshiba webcam utility but nothing changed.
The webcam itselfs is running correctly. Its Chicony webcam such as in toshiba's A300 series even the driver is the same (date,time, number, series)
So if someone know what can be wrong please answer..

Thanks
Bye

Answer:Re: Satellite A200-1ZF How to run Toshiba Face recognition system

Hi

I have checked download page for your Satellite notebook and face recognition tool is not available so I presume you have downloaded it for some other notebook model.
This is not so important and I think it should work anyway.

I have older Satellite P200 and it was also delivered without face recognition tool. I have installed it anyway and it works perfectly. My notebook hast ?factory settings? and camera Assistant software is OFF.

Is your notebook installed with recovery image too?

Try to remove preinstalled face recognition software and remove web cam from device manager, restart your notebook and try to install it again. it works on my notebook and I don't see any reason why it should not works on your too.
On this forum many people asked if this software can work on older notebook models and many people have confirmed it runs well.

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After a complete cleaning the fan and replacing the thermal grease I noticed that when the computer starts the fan is stopped for some minutes.

It starts but priodically stops again. Is it normal this situation???

Sometimes even the temperature goes up, the fan keeps stopped. I checked if the fan stacks but it seems to rotate freely (not have the symptom of stack shaft)!!!

Keep in your mind that the OS is Windows 7 installed long time ago. Before the cleaning and replascing the thermal grease, the computer hanged usually within 15 minutes terminatting with a BSOD. Note that HDD is checked for bad sectors and now is in fine condition after a regeneration (with HDD Reganerator)!

Is there any hypothetic case the OS to do not control the fan correctly???

What is your experience about this symptoms???

Anybody can help please????

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First off I am new to this site, so if this is in the wrong forum, Im sorry.

I own a Toshiba Satellite A200 TR6 Laptop and it is my main computer. For a wile now I have been trying to get some games working (Age of Empires 3). The game requires a 64mb video card, and I currently have a 32mb. The game does not work properly because of the video card.
These are the things I know:
1) You cannot (usually) manually update a laptop video card.
2) It is possible to change the memory through the BIOS, but my BIOS wont let me do this. I have looked into updating my BIOS with no success.

I currently have - Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family, as my display adapter (dont know if this helps)
I downloaded - Intel 82Q963 Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH) onto my computer and tried to install the driver, but there were no changes.

Any suggestions to solve this problem and get this game running well would be awsome.

Thanks
 

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A200-TR6 - Video Card Problems

Update the laptop!
 

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Hey, I have recently got a problem with my Toshiba laptop where after the "Toshiba leading inovation" screen shows, my laptop screen goes black.
I have manged to find out the problem is one of my hard drives, and I am asuming it is the C drive as the laptop cant start up. If anyone has any information about what may be wrong, ways to fix it, and the possible expenses involed in fixing it, can you please help me?

also.. what are the chanced I will lose my files ect. off the drive?

Thanks

Answer:Satellite A200 - After Toshiba screen the display does black

Hi

Normally after the Toshiba screen the notebook tries to boot from HDD.

It could be a HDD issue but I?m not sure. Have you checked the BIOS if the HDD is recognized properly?
What happens if you load the default settings in BIOS?
Did you test and external monitor?

Last but not least it would be interesting to know if you can boot from another device, for example CD/DVD drive.

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Hi,

I have a Satellite A200-1ZF with Vista installed originally.
I removed Vista and install XP. And then installed all drivers and almost everything is working but those keys (power,www,mediaplayer,play,stop,back,next) on the upside of notebook don't work. :/

Only power work properly ...sometimes www and mediaplayer, but rest of it doesn,t work at all.
I have Windows Media Player 9 series. I don't know if it is problem with my drivers or windows media version or something else..

please help..

Answer:Re: Satellite A200-1ZF Win XP & Toshiba Control buttons don't work

Hi


Satellite A200-1ZF belongs to the PSAE6E series.
Choose this series in the Toshiba European driver download form.

There you will find a XP BIOS. If you are using Win XP on this notebook then you have to update the BIOS to the XP version!
Furthermore you have to install the Toshiba Controls v. 2.48.2.2C.

This tool is needed to get the Toshiba Media buttons working!

Bye

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Hello there,

I've been tweaking too much with services and other stuff on my windows vista 32bit, Toshiba Sattelite A-200. I can't recall at which point the yellow ! appeared under the storage controllers in the device manager, near TOSHIBA RAID, and stating error code 10.

I've downloaded and installed a more recent driver which DriverMax helped me find, but the error is still there. Under my device manager I've got also Microsoft iSCSI Initiatior and MagicISO SCSI Host Controller (which I think I've removed once to be sure it's not conflicting with the raid).

While I'm taking the opportunity to solve the problem, can someone also let me know if my computer is raid setup or not, and why if not do I need the TOSHIBA RAID installed and functioning? I can't detect any noticeable problem and computer is running pretty slick...

Will appreciate all any knowledge from you whiz out there!

Thanks.

Answer:Satellite A200 - TOSHIBA RAID Exlamation mark

> I can't recall at which point the yellow ! appeared under the storage controllers in the device manager, near TOSHIBA RAID, and stating error code 10

As far as I know the Satellite A200 does not support RAID controller.
The notebook supports SATA controller and therefore you need a SATA driver instead of RAID driver.

The SATA driver is a part of the Intel Matrix Storage Manager.
Here are two nice Toshiba FAQ how to include or install the SATA driver

+How to integrate the AHCI driver during Windows XP setup+
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD9401AN0000R01.htm

+How to integrate a SATA AHCI driver in a Windows XP Setup CD+
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB85017Z0000R01.htm

Note: In BIOS settings the SATA option should be set to AHCI

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Hi

as i understand the toshiba common module and toshiba value added logical device are the same thing . and i tried to google both of them to download it for my Satellite A200-211 which runs on windows 7 ultimate 64 bits , but i CAN NOT find it at all .

Can any one help to get it ? thanks

Answer:Satellite A200-211 - toshiba common module for Win7

Hi

>toshiba common module and toshiba value added logical device are the same thing

No, The common modules are designed for Win XP only and this software is used by other Toshiba software and tools? so in many cases the Common Modules needs to be installed in order to get other Toshiba software working using Win XP OS.

The VAP (Value added package) is released for Win 7 and Vista.
It controls the FN buttons and Multimedia buttons and adds a Toshiba extension to Win 7 power management.

If you use Win 7 then you have to install VAP.
Check VAP Win 7 64bit which is released for other Toshiba notebook series like L500, A660 or newer notebook models

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Hi!

After buying new lappy Satellite A200 I got disappointed seeing this SLOW top-bar with options to set brightness, zooming utilitly and so on. Therefore I decided to update whole packet of TOSHIBA software and installed "Value package" form Toshiba America site (better downloading transfers).

Since then top bar is reacting very fast but notification given by pressing [Fn] key + e.g. F6 has gone! I cannot set brightness using my fav. FN combinations.

May you give me some clue what could be wrong?

Thank's in advance,
Greetings.

Answer:Satellite A200: TOSHIBA Value Package - "Fn" notification don't work

Hello

The same notebook here! You are absolutely right. With ?factory settings? those flash card move very slow. This is solved with latest VAP version. Before you install new version remove the old one from the system.

One more thing: please use downloads from European site only if you have a European notebook model. I agree with you that download is pretty slow but we do not have other choice.

When you download VAP be sure you install the right version (no button model, 3 button model or 6 button model).

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Hello!!

I Have a problem.
I changed windows on my notebook from Vista to Windows 7.

I searched on homepage and i didn't find drivers for Flasch card's and FrontPanel, is not lit :(

Pls Help me !

Answer:Satellite A200-1AE - Need drivers for Flash card and Toshiba buttons

Hi

The Toshiba Multimedia buttons are controlled by VAP (value added package).
Since the VAP is model independent, the VAP for Satellite L500 should run also on Sat A200?
Therefore download the VAP for Sat L500 and check how it would works on your A200?

One question:
What do you mean by Flasch card's??
Do you mean the FN buttons or the card reader???

The FN buttons are controller by Flash Card Support Utility which can be downloaded also from Satellite L500 driver area?

Check it!

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The pre-installed and also latest downloadable display driver isn't up-to-date.
Display driver version: 8.383.1.1-070621a-048565C

ATI release every month new Catalyst drivers, with improved performance and more functions.. this month release ATI version 7.9!

For example: I can't play the game Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (Demo) - this game exit with display driver error messages.. (ATI release a hotfix, but not for the mobility parts HD2400/HD2600!)

When release finally Toshiba new display drivers?


(sorry for my english) ;-)

Answer:When release Toshiba new ATI Catalyst driver for Satellite A200-17O Vista?

Hi there,

I am not sure when they will be release them, but I can give you a good adress which is an excellent resource for the latest available ATI/Nvidia drivers and they also work on mobile platforms:
http://www.omegadrivers.net/

Just try it out and check if they work for you. :)

Would appreciate some feedback if you got some success.
Greets

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Hi,

I was using Toshiba Button Controls (play/pause, stop, back/forward buttons) with Winamp and was perfect (but the FN+f2,f5,f6,f7,f8 and f9 were not working but i didn't mind) on my Satelitte A200.

But two days ago i have updated the BIOS to the newest version and the FN command started to work but the play, stop and b/f buttons are not working anymore (tried with Media Player too).

I have reinstalled the control drivers and is the same thing.

Do you have any idea how could i solve this problem?

Thx

Answer:Satellite A200 - Toshiba Controll Buttons stopped working

Hello

Have you only reinstalled the Toshiba controls driver or controls software too?
I think you should try to reinstall both applications.

So remove both applications in Add or Remove programs. After this restart the notebook and use CCleaner to remove still existing files from these programs and restart the notebook again.
Then install the Controls driver first and then Controls software.
Usually the driver must always been installed first.

Check this!!

Greets

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Hello eveyone, in the last days i install Vista home premium 64 bits on my Satellite A200-1DY PSAE3E and unfortunatelly I have lost the Toshiba programs.

For me it was very useful toshiba disk creator, and i like donwnload it if its possible, but i cant find this great program.

Can anyone tell me where i can download this?

Thanks

Answer:Where i can download Toshiba Disk Creator for Satellite A200-1DY PSAE3E

You cannot download this additional software.
The Disk Creator can be installed only using the Toshiba recovery CD. The software is a part of the image on the Recovery.

The point is that you have purchased the notebook with an OEM licenses and such additional software can be used only in connection with the Toshiba image.

Unfortunately but a full version cannot be downloaded. If you wan to use it on a different OS you will have to purchase it

Regards amigo

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My Toshiba Satellite Pro A200 wont boot when the power cable is plugged in, unless it's in safe mode. If it's running on battery, it will boot fine normally, but as soon as I plug the power cable in, it freezes. While on battery power, I've uninstalled EVERYTHING. If I boot windows on battery power, then plug it in, it's fine if I dont do anything, but as soon as I do something like open IE, try to shut it down, etc, it freezes.

So to summarise, everything has been uninstalled, safe mode and battery works fine, but plugged in freezes the laptop.

Anyone got any ideas?
 

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Originally Posted by justinc89


I have a Toshiba Satellite A200 running 32 bit Vista, and I used to be able to scroll with the touchpad, however, it doesn't seem to be working any longer. Also, in the synaptics pointing device program, I am unable to configure actions to the left and right buttons. I checked apoint.exe and it seems to be working fine...does anyone know what may be causing this or how to fix it? What should I be reinstalling? It's very annoying and I'd like to be able to scroll without holding the button and dragging. Thanks

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I have a Sattelite Pro A200 lap top and would like to install 64bit Vista.
As i've read you can use the 32bit key to install the 62bit version. Is there a way to get the "Product Recovery Disk" in a 64bit version.

Or to download it from somewhere

Answer:Satellite Pro A200 How to get a 64bit Vista recovery disk from Toshiba

Hi

What OS was preinstalled on your notebook?
If it was a 32bit Vista OS then you can get ?only? a 32bit Vista Toshiba recovery CD.

If you want to install another OS, no matter if it?s XP or Vista 64bit, you have to buy the OS from Microsoft.

PS: As far as I know the serial key used for the Vista 32bit OS is only a OEM key and it does not work with other operating systems!

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Hi all, I'm new here so introductions first The name's Chris from the UK.

A friend has a problem with his laptop and he's left it to me to solve...

What happens
When the computer starts up it loads as normal and gets to the windows loading screen (black screen with progress bar and windows logo) however the progress bar does not appear and after around 20 seconds the computer blinks the blue screen error and restarts...

Here's another issue!
He can't find any of his discs when he bought the computer just to check if he has any form of recovery and he never received a vista disk. The product key is still visible under the laptop...

Ideally he'd like the computer restored to it's original state because he has never backed up any photos and everything for the last 4/5 years has been loaded onto his phone (itunes) In saying that... I've told him it could be a harddrive failure and he may lose everything and he's kind of accepted that as a last resort..

So, what do you think it will be? is it fixable? how can I reset everything without a CD?

thanks for your time all!

Chris
 

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A200 - Wont boot (constant restart)

Hi there,
if you are going to reformat and lose everything, a standard windows disc may all that need to be required, after all the laptop makers, have all drivers and their recovery software on their website, if you haven't got the original discs and you don't want to pay out for their copies from the company.
you could also try and error check the hard drive, if you can link it up to another computer as a slave, see if you can fix any problems that their might be on it.
Not sure they what you after but they are options around it,
 

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Just go to their download page and get jiggy with it.
atm their download server(s) are pretty slow, so don't
expect proper download speeds. But, nevertheless, we have
finally won. Thanks Toshiba.
hawg

Although, no NVIDIA drivers yet, only Intel. grrrrrrr!

And it would be nice if we could get all of the software
and the utilities that are available for vista (ulead
DVD movie factory, DVD player, SD utilities and value added
package)

Answer:Toshiba has released WXP driver pack for Satellite A200-14D (PSAECE)

Thanks for the notice?

I found out that if the XP graphic drivers are missing then you can find and download it from Toshiba Canada site!!!

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Hi.

Have ordered a Seagate Momentus 7200.02 200GB SATA 300 7200RPM 16MB 2.5" for my Satellite Pro A200GE-26P. The slow drive toshiba ships with this laptop is just not fast enough so it's being replaced.

My question is this: Can I use the DVD recovery disc that came with my laptop to reinstall Vista and all the Toshiba drivers onto this new drive?

If not - how do I do it?

If I can do it - could you give me a check list of things to do?
Are there some drivers that I need to get that wont be on the recovery disc?

I am asking this because, I know how to do this on a PC with the Original OS Disc's but I was horrified when my laptop was delivered and no original OS disc's - I think this is very poor so any help would be gratefully accepted.

Thank you in advance,

Kenny.

Answer:How to port Vista/Toshiba software on Satellite Pro A200 after HDD upgrade

Hi there,

you must not worry about that whole procedure, just install the HDD, put the recovery CD in your CD/DVD drive, press F12 and boot with your CD drive or just press "C" (which automatically boots the inserted CD).

The recovery is not bounded to a specific HDD, it sets automatically the partition size and installs EVERTHING on your HDD just like a pre-installed OS shipped directly from the factory. You don?t need some additional drivers or software, the only thing you must do is to copy your personal data to the system drive and customize your windows.

Thats the intention of a recovery media: put it in and it makes everything by itself.

Thats all. :)


Cheers

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A200 running 32 bit Vista, and I used to be able to scroll with the touchpad, however, it doesn't seem to be working any longer. Also, in the synaptics pointing device program, I am unable to configure actions to the left and right buttons. I checked apoint.exe and it seems to be working fine...does anyone know what may be causing this or how to fix it? What should I be reinstalling? It's very annoying and I'd like to be able to scroll without holding the button and dragging. Thanks

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A200 Notebook - Synaptics Touchpad Not Scrolling?

It could be a hardware issue.

I had similar problems w/ notebook - mousepad had to be replaced.

You could try to un-install all drivers in Device Manager then re-boot. Vista will re-install. Also make sure to go to OEM site and get updated driver - if available.

Note that you will lose mouse function completely after un-install. Have USB mouse or b/c familar with CTRL-ALT-DEL that will get you to screen so you can use arrow keys to restart system

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Dear Everybody,

I haven't had any alerts by Toshiba Tempro version 1.2 mounted on my Toshiba A200-1N9 laptop for good couple of months now.

Actually the last alert came in January this year. Up till then they had been quite frequent.
I bought my Toshiba in February 2008 and am wondering if the Tempro programme was only to be 'active' for a year?

Could anybody help/explain. I'm fairly basic in computer skills but not a dumb, computer illiterate.

Thanks.
Jacek.

Answer:Satellite A200-1N9 - No Toshiba Tempro 1.2 alerts since couple of month

Hi

The Tempro is a Toshiba tool and it?s always active.
Tempro notifies you about new available updates on the Toshiba page.

Usually you would receive always a message if one of the drivers or tools would be updated and released on the Toshiba European driver page.
The A200 is not the newest notebook model and I think there are no new updates for this series and therefore you didn?t receive any messages ;)

I think this is a plausible explanation?

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I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro A200 01H, PSAE4C which has a newly installed windows 7 ultimate 32 bit, i am missing a driver in my device manager under mass storage controller, my sd card isn't working so i'm presuming that is why. Can anybody direct me to this driver? I can't seem to find anything on the toshiba website for this particular laptop model. I've tried windows updates and done google searches but haven't had any luck yet!

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I would like to ask if there is any importance using the display drivers from Toshiba, or the latest official Nvidia drivers are better?

(Having Nvidia Geforce Go 7300) (Satellite A200-14D)

Answer:Difference between offical Nvidia or Toshiba release for Satellite A200

Some people here in the forum have suggested that the Toshiba display drivers are a little bit modified.
The Toshiba display driver supports an overheating protection which controls the graphic card performance and the internal temperature.

It?s a simply fact that the temperature increases while the graphic card and another devices are running with full performance.
In such case the graphic driver decreases the graphic card performance if the temperature reaches the critical level.

In my knowledge the original NVIDIA or ATI graphic drivers don?t support such function.
Therefore it?s advisable to use the Toshiba graphic drivers. Of course you can also use the display drivers from other sources but only at your own risk!

regards

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I want to run Toshiba Power Saver on my laptop.

I have a Toshiba Satellite --T2450-- A200, running windows XP and I really badly want to run the program.

I need massive help from anyone/everyone hehe.

I cannot find the program anywhere.
So could someone please find me a link that I can use to download it?

I would greatly appreciate this! Thank you!

Answer:Satellite A200 (PSAE0C) Where to find Toshiba Power Saver for download

On the Toshiba European driver page in ARCHIVE area you can find BIOS and Utilities for this oldie.
But unfortunately, there are NO XP drivers or any Utilities for this stone-age notebook.

Nothing to do buddy?.

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Toshiba Satellite A200 SKU PSAF6A-02Q01N Synaptics Touch pad issues, scroll doesn't work.

Operating system Win7 x64, re-formatted and upgraded from Vista x32, after having initial problems installing drivers and getting everything to work smoothly (for at least 2 months now), i was successful. Today out of the blue the scroll on the touch pad stopped working.

I read on some forums what to do, most said try uninstalling the driver using CCleaner and reinstall.
Tried to uninstall and re-install driver from Aus Support > Drivers, did this but got error, (something about) not recognising the OS.

I went to the Synaptics website found a driver which was recognised, installed it but not really wanting to restart the pc before i get some advice first. As there is a warning about specific drivers for specific Manufacturers and Models..

Help required, please.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A200 Synaptics Touch pad, scroll doesnt work.

Hi,

Uninstall the existing touchpad driver and install this one:

http://support1.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-files2/0/tpdrv-en-20090320132707.zip

Recently, it has been already discussed about the touchpad malfunction in this thread. But unfortunately, it didn't help him
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=52689&tstart=30

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I had Windows Vista Home Premium pre-installed on my Satellite A200.
I wasn't satisfied so i changed it to Vista Business. Where i can find programs as in the topic?
Toshiba Disc Creator & Ulead DVD MovieWriter for TOSHIBA

thanks

Answer:Satellite A200: Where to download Toshiba Disc Creator & Ulead DVD MovieWriter

Hi Lukasz

Sorry for this bad news but this is not possible.
The single programs mentioned in your post above are only a part of the Toshiba image.
This image can be found on the Toshiba recovery CD.

This additional software is not a Toshiba own software but it belongs to different software developing companies and it's not possible to download it from the Toshiba page.

Best regards

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Hi everyone, and my apologies if a similar msg was posted before.
My friend has a Toshiba Satellite A200-AH3, 1GB ram, TSST TS-L632D slim 8x DVD+/-RW drive.
I want to change it from Windows xp to Win7.
I went to this page for drivers:
Satellite A200-ST2041 Support | Toshiba
I have downloaded quite a few, but I must say I am a bit confused in the large list available:
10,126,824 app_disc_creator_TC00091300G.exe
22,389,376 app_speech_system_TC00126300G.exe
72,927,216 driver_audio_realtek_TC50039800C.exe
72,927,008 driver_audio_realtek_TC50040300C.exe
78,919,808 driver_bluetooth_TC00241200A.exe
4,743,696 driver_chipset_intel_TC50034100E.exe
6,276,352 driver_fingerprint_upek_TC00251000B.exe
9,284,696 driver_infrared_winbond_TC50002500C.exe
24,568,400 driver_intel_matrix_TC50033900B.exe
35,148,456 driver_intel_robson_TC50034200E.exe
3,470,888 driver_modem_toshiba_TC00221400D.exe
2,438,320 driver_trs_TC00202900A.exe
26,616,816 driver_video_intel_TC50035100D.exe
22,880,616 driver_wifi_atheros_TC00190600E.exe
2,221,136 patch_device_printer_registry_TC00231900B.exe
90,406 PSAFCU-PSAF0U-Win7UpgradeInstructions.pdf
5,843,880 sa200f0v520.exe
33,416,793 tsi4win7.exe
43,083,552 util_configfree_TC00163700Q.exe
6,614,264 util_hdmi_control_TC00243900A.exe
9,284,272 util_hwsetup_TC50038900D.exe
6,774,400 util_security_assist_TC30070900B.exe
9,810,040 util_su_pass_TC50038800C.exe
44,730,792 util_tvap_TC00214700F.exe
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Answer:TSST TS-L632D Win7 32 bit device driver (for Toshiba Satellite A200)

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jmpaq


Hi everyone, and my apologies if a similar msg was posted before.
My friend has a Toshiba Satellite A200-AH3, 1GB ram, TSST TS-L632D slim 8x DVD+/-RW drive.
I want to change it from Windows xp to Win7.
I went to this page for drivers:
Satellite A200-ST2041 Support | Toshiba
I have downloaded quite a few, but I must say I am a bit confused in the large list available:
10,126,824 app_disc_creator_TC00091300G.exe
22,389,376 app_speech_system_TC00126300G.exe
72,927,216 driver_audio_realtek_TC50039800C.exe
72,927,008 driver_audio_realtek_TC50040300C.exe
78,919,808 driver_bluetooth_TC00241200A.exe
4,743,696 driver_chipset_intel_TC50034100E.exe
6,276,352 driver_fingerprint_upek_TC00251000B.exe
9,284,696 driver_infrared_winbond_TC50002500C.exe
24,568,400 driver_intel_matrix_TC50033900B.exe
35,148,456 driver_intel_robson_TC50034200E.exe
3,470,888 driver_modem_toshiba_TC00221400D.exe
2,438,320 driver_trs_TC00202900A.exe
26,616,816 driver_video_intel_TC50035100D.exe
22,880,616 driver_wifi_atheros_TC00190600E.exe
2,221,136 patch_device_printer_registry_TC00231900B.exe
90,406 PSAFCU-PSAF0U-Win7UpgradeInstructions.pdf
5,843,880 sa200f0v520.exe
33,416,793 tsi4win7.exe
43,083,552 util_configfree_TC00163700Q.exe
6,614,264 util_hdmi_control_TC00243900A.exe
9,284,272 util_hwsetup_TC50038900D.exe
6,774,400 util_security_assist_TC30070900B.exe
9,810,040 util_su_pass_TC50038800C.exe
44,730,... Read more

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I have an A200-1AI (PSAECE) running Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate with 3Gb RAM and a TEAC DV-W28ECT Combi-Drive...

Everytime I try to create a DVD/CD or anytype of media using Disc Creator I get 6 or so Error messages :-

Unexpected Error Occured.
32007C-26-00000001

This error message appears 6 times when I run the software and select either Audio or Data option.
Then the normal file transfer window associated with the software followed by 6 more of the same error messages, and the software FAILS to burn anything..... When the software is closed it does so with 6 more error messages before closing...

The laptop came installed with Vista 32-Bit and I formatted the computer before installing Windows 7 64-Bit as a clean install....
No problems were encountered at anytime during this process, infact the laptop has been better than ever.... until now :)

I have previously had Roxio 10 installed as my burning software but I just couldn't get on with it so took it off in favour of Toshiba Disc Creator (As its FREE!!!)
Also Media Player and Windows itself burns CDs ok....

I can provide more info if required....

Answer:Satellite A200-1AI (PSAECE) Error message using Toshiba Disc Creator

Hi mate


May I ask you where did you get the Toshiba Disk Creator for the Win 7 64bit OS?
I checked the Toshiba European driver page and there is nothing in the Satellite A200 area.

In my opinion the error message appears because you are using software which is not compatible with the installed Win 7.

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Hi There,
I have a friends Toshiba Satellite A200 that when starting does not get past the post, you get the screen "In Touch with Tomorrow Toshiba" Press F2 System Utilities, or F12 for boot menu. The blue bar get about 3/4 of the way accross then it reboots. Even if you press F2 or F12 you get the same outcome.

Any help would be appreciated.

Regards
Brett

Answer:Satellite A200 - Post cycle boots on - In Touch with Tomorrow Toshiba

Hi,

it looks like a Bios corrupted and need to reflashed. The problem is that you need dos-based bios and floppy disk to reflash it. On the Toshiba driver page, there is only Win -based one.
Note, I just suppose that is Bios trouble maker but it can be mobo related issue itself.

Anyway, you should contact the service center, it's not impossible to solve such issues in this virtual forum

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I have upgraded Toshiba Satellite A200-1AE from Vista Home to Vista Enterprise, but now I can't find TOSHIBA Disc Creator and DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA software.

Any idea how to get these software?

Thanks, Bojan

Answer:Satellite A200-1AE: Toshiba Disc Creator and DVD MovieFactory missing after update

It seems your Vista upgrade has overwritten the previous settings and therefore the applications like TOSHIBA Disc Creator and DVD Movie Factory disappeared?

Did you search everywhere???

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Hy i have a A200-1G2 and it doesn't see the HDD i think it is a hardware problem, i checked the HDD and it is ok so the mather board is the problem. Does this laptop have a place to put a second HDD ? this might resolve the problem ...

Answer:Satellite A200-1G2 HDD issue

When did this problem occur? Have you installed some drivers or programs or tried to install Windows XP?

If you install WinXP, the installation disc will need the SATA drivers to be integrated or put on an external USB floppy disk drive.

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Hey everyone.
I've just recently bought a Satellite A200-1SX and I've noticed that the fan is constantly turning on for about 5 seconds then goes off.
Does anybody have any ideas why this is happening? Is this normal? Is there any software that can help me?

thanks a bunch.

Answer:Re: Fan issue on Satellite A200-1SX

Hi mate,

did you already tried an BIOS-update? That would probably help but I cannot promise to you..
To download the latest BIOS from the Toshiba website just go here -> http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/jsp/home.do?service=EU&from=http%3A//www.toshiba-europe.com/

and to reach the Drivers n? Download section you just have to go to "Support & Downloads" -> "Support Homepage" -> "Download - Download Drivers" and choose your machine and the driver/tool you want. (In your case the BIOS update)

Another option would be to modify the powersaver settings, so the FAN won?t spin all the time. You can keep your machine much more quiet by choosing lower performance settings (I think the lower performance shouldn?t be recognizable during "normal" work) which results (or should) in fewer spins of the FAN.

Just check it out by clicking on "Toshiba Powersaver" in the "Control Panel".

Greets

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Hey

earlier this evening i took my laptop upstairs to charge it.
I plugged th charger into the wall (the chord wasn't into the laptop t this point) when all I got was a beeping sound.
I plugged the chord into the laptop to find it didn't charge ( as no lights came on)

Anyone help ?

The chord on the charger doesn't even have to be into the laptop for te beeping sound to occur.
This happened before, all I did was plug things in and out randomly for a bit, this time no succes.

Any help?

My laptop i on like 15% power and I can't use it :'(

Answer:Satellite A200 - AC adaptor issue

Sounds like the Adapter is faulty, you should send the Laptop + Adapter to an ASP for repair.

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Hi,

Brand new machine, with XP Pro pre-installed, and I am trying to adjust my screen resolution.

Currently the maximum allowable is 1280x800, or else I can have 1024x768 with a centred screen.

I would ideally like to have 1280x1024, as the 800 option makes some program windows look squashed, and it also means that the ratio I have been used to now needs to be changed mentally...a hard change I am sure you realise.

I have two questions: is there a download display/chipset driver I can get to allow for 1280x1024, and if so, which one is it, and what is the URL.

Many thanks in advance,
Adam.

Answer:Satellite Pro A200-1MV - Resolution Issue

Hi there,

the problem in your case is that your internal screen is not able to do more then 1280x800 since it?s the displays "native resolution" which means this is the resolution which can be displayed correctly by the internal screen of your notebook.

More information about native resolutions can be found here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_resolution

Regards

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Hi,

Toshiba Tempro is closing, when i'm trying to look it's detailed notifications.
It crashes with window "Toshiba Tempro is closed. Windows can try to find solve in Internet. Close program".

All of above writing in russian, so it's my free translation.
Toshiba Satellite A200-23j. Windows Vista Home premium.

Answer:Satellite A200-23j: Tempro issue

I found a problem. It was happening, when Tempro tried to open link in Opera. With Firefox it works.

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I?m trying to use the recovery CD that came with my laptop which is Toshiba Satellite but when I insert the recovery CD and restart the PC I enter to the recovery mode but it always freezes at the first page the one that looks like the MS-DOS screen where I?m getting a message that says (locate medium in drive E:)
The cursor is moving all the time as if the PC is location the required file but it never do anything else for hours and hours.

Please assist since I?ve used the recovery CD before and it was working fine.

Answer:Recovery issue with my Satellite A200

Can you start any other bootable CD?
Can you please test it with Microsoft installations CD or Linux?

Please be sure optical disc drive can read bootable medias. Let?s do this as first step to test optical disc drive functionality.

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Hi

I've just bought Toshiba Satellite A200-1iZ for 3 days
And i have someone with my graphic like that :
http://www.fotosik.pl/pokaz_obrazek/pelny/3411bae30709a6b2.html.

If I restart, it'll be normal. but it's 2nd time ;/
What should i do?

Answer:Satellite A200-1IZ: graphic issue

Maybe something wring with the graphic card?
IF this issue will appear again connect it to an external monitor to check if the same will appear on the second display.
If this issue will not appear on the external monitor then either the notebook display or the FL inverter malfunctions.

However, both cases the authorized service provider in you country should be contacted because this could be a hardware problem and the faulty part should be replaced.

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Hi,

I bought a Toshiba Satellite A200-28P back in October, its a great notebook but I have always had an issue when it boots.

Occasionally, and I mean randomly with no pattern, when I switch it on the hard drive lights flash but then it beeps twice and nothing happens.
I have to turn it off and try again, I have found the best way to solve the problem is open and close the lid a couple of times and then try and start the machine. I took it to PC World where I bought it and they were somewhere less than useless, the first time the "+technician+" said he had fixed it and that it was lose RAM, when I asked if he had actually reproduced it he looked some what bemused.

I took his word, even thought I had done my own research which pointed towards a graphic\screen issue, and took it home. Sure enough the problem reproduced straight away within a day or so, the second time I took it back they suggested because its so occasional, which it is and I have found no reproducible pattern to it, that it wouldn't be worth sending away.

Can anyone shed any light on what might be causing it? It doesn't seem to effect the machine in any way when its actually working, checked all the Windows event logs and nothing so its occurring well before that.

The second question is much easier one of my CTRL keycaps has broken off the key is fine, is there anywhere I can get a replacement keycap? Please don't say PC World!!!

Thanks
Jon

Answer:Satellite A200-28P - Issue when it boots

Hi

I don?t know why this happened but for me it sounds like a mainboard or RAM problem but I?m not sure.
The RAM you can check with Memtest86. It?s a special diagnostic tool for the RAM and freeware. Use Google to find it.

Furthermore if Memtest86 can?t find a problem your notebook should be checked by a notebook technician. They can determine what the problem is and they have also experience in notebook disassembling.
And a new keyboard you can also get from an authorized service provider.

Sorry but at the moment I can?t say more.

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I recently had major problems with my Satellite A200-AH6 PSAE0C notebook after I did a BIOS flash. I brought it in, got it repaired, and everything is running normally.

However, there are 2 problems which I cannot seem to figure out.

The first issue is with the volume control -- the scroll for the volume works fine, but the display bar does not show up on my screen indicating volume level. This is NOT a major issue at all, but I'd like to know if someone knows a solution to it. Maybe a missing .dll?

The 2nd issue (VERY IMPORTANT) is with the touchpad -- the scroll on the right side of it does not work anymore. I cannot find any problem with it, and I compared it to my brother's laptop (exact same kind) and it is identical. I assume there is a missing driver....please, someone help with this issue. It is critical that I can scroll up and down, because using Page Up and Page Down is just too annoying.

Thank you.

Answer:Satellite A200 Touchpad Issue

Well just go to the toshiba drivers section, put your laptop model and look for the touchpad driver and install it to see if then the scroll works. (Don't know if it's the same for all toshiba laptops but if your laptop has the alps or something like that touchpad driver then install that one instead of synaptics)

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Hello everyone,
I apologize for my English, I'm not an English-speaking.

2 months ago, my notebook didn't want to boot.
I call the After Sale Service which tell me to send it in repair.
No problem : my notebook came me back and it worked fine.

Now there is a *new* (graphic) problem : sometimes, and I don't now why, the screen is dirty.
One can see white traces and white little dots everywhere on the screen, especially near the icons.
It's rather than difficult to explain precisely in English.
I attempted to make a screen, but the bug don't appear on it ; I will try a photo tomorrow...

To make them disappear, I have just to close the screen, which make my notebook hibernating, and when I open it up (immediately), all is good.
+Damned, the bug have just came back !!+

Did someone had this bug ?

_Edit :_
They changed motherboard + CPU + graphic card.

Answer:Graphic issue with Satellite A200-13M

You described issue is really strange?
I can?t image what this could be exactly but if this appears after your GPU and CPU was changed then I would recommend contacting the ASP again and to ask what is going wrong.

I don?t know if you are using an newest graphic driver and BIOS but you should check if the issue would still persist with updated BIOS and graphic driver.
But if you will not notice any improvements then an ASP call is needed

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Hello,

After converting the Satellite A200 (PSAF3A) from Vista to Xp SP3...I can no longer watch DVD's.
Any help in this matter would be appreciated.
Thanks for your time.

Davies.

Answer:DVD Playback issue on Satellite A200

Wait a moment. Which DVD player you use for DVD watching?

For test purposes I recommend you to install VLC media player. Check it with Google. You can find may download pages.

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Hi, just hoping for a bit of insight in to what the problem may be with my Satellite A200.

It started with one key not working, then another stopped working. Then I'd press a key but it would come up with a different letter on the screen. Then it got really bad, I couldn't use the keyboard at all as random letters would appear as I typed, eventually escalating to the point where letters would continuously appear on the screen when the keyboard wasn't being touched.

Tried uninstalling and reinstalling driver, didn't help. Tried a usb keyboard which was great until tonight. Neither the laptop keyboard nor usb keyboard are working when typed on, yet sometimes random letters appear on the screen.

I was willing to replace the keyboard if it was just a keyboard issue, but now I'm wondering whether it could be the motherboard. Has anyone else experienced the same or similar problem?

Nothing has been spilt on the keyboard.

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Keyboard issue on Satellite A200

This is very confusing when the USB keyboard doesn?t work too. At first I thought it must be defective keyboard but I am afraid there is some serious hardware problem and I don't think you can fix it alone.

I recommend you to contact nearest Toshiba authorized service provider and ask for help.

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Hello,

I have a problem with my Satellite A200-1DY.

In last two days this issue occurs two times. When I start the laptop there are only three icons in systray, speaker, battery and network icon, then, the laptop stops and doesn't work. I can not use the mouse, or keyboard and the fan cooler doesn't work.

When I put my hand over the area where there the processor is placed it is pretty warm. I can't reset the laptop. At first I must disconnect it from the electricity. After doing this I can start the laptop again. The fan cooler starts running very fast and it removes much heat from the processor area.

What can I do?
Sorry for my horrible English and marry Christmas.

Answer:Strange issue with my Satellite A200

Hello

At first I must say that your English is very good and understandable. Now after this compliment get back to described issue. ;)

I have Satellite A200 too and I have installed Vista and WXP several times and have never noticed similar issue. I must say that all my tests were with clean preinstalled operating system.

In your case, it is not easy to say why this happen but fact is that some process must be loaded and at this point notebook blocks. Usually if you keep down power button for about 5 seconds he notebook should be switched OFF.

You must understand that nobody of us knows what your personal OS configuration is and if there is some application you have installed last days. Exact some application that runs in the background can not be loaded properly and notebook blocks.

What to do? You can enter MSCONFIG and check all entries in ?Systemstart?. Try to disable all stuff you do not need and test it again. Maybe you will be lucky and find out if there is something that blocks notebook startup.

Sorry but it is really not possible to say why this happen. If you want you can try to roll back OS to earlier time before this starts in hope the OS will runs as before.

Bye and good luck!

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Hello, I have a Satellite A200 14D, and I have Vista installed. Recently I downloaded CPU-Z, and took a look at the processor's details. There is an annoying thing: The processor speed falls back from 1800 Mhz to 700 Mhz every time it isn't in use, although in BIOS it is set to fixed, and the computer is plugged in, and at the power management it is set to 100% too. Is that a problem?

Why is this? Thank you.

Answer:Processor issue on Satellite A200-14D?

First of all: no thats not a problem. I mean if you need preformance then the CPU goes automatically up to it?s normal speed.

Regarding the 1800-700Mhz: I think the chipset does it by itself. It?s maybe some internal powersaving feature. Weird is, that the CPU runs not on top speed even if it?s set to fixed speed. Commonly that is REALLY NO problem since the machine serves you with the speed you demand.

I think it?s more a subjective problem which is from your point of view which is surely understandable because you?re worried. But I think you should live it since your machine is not defective and works flawlessly. (It would be another thing if the machine would crash constantly or if you have some bluescreens or whatever..)

I hope that it?s now clearer for you. :)

Greets

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I have Toshiba Satellite A200 and recently I have had some software problems with charging it :(

When the battery is on 99-96% it doesn't start charging when i plug the cable (and says that the battery is on 100%).
If it is below 96% it starts charging, but it stays too long on 99% than before :(

Is anyone familiar what I should do in order to start charging even if it is on 97% ( for instance :) )?

Answer:Satellite A200: Battery charging issue

Haven't observed this charging behaviour, but I can tell too, that the percentage is longer on 99 then on others. Why, I don't know.
And I have not watched if it is charging from 96, above, or below.

I think this is normal and would not call this an issue.

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Dear Sirs,

I have Toshiba A200-1M7 & since I bought it I had a problem which is freezing and startup take too much!

It took me to startup about 10 minutes and sometimes while using my laptop the HDD light turns off and my whole laptop stops!!

It?s and also it's so slow!
I don't know why that happens but I sent it to the distributer and he told me that there is no problem with the hardware!

Recently I'm using Linux! And nothing happens with me!
I mean everything continues normal & no freezing and so fast!

So I think the problem is from Windows Vista .
So could you please help me , if anyone faced this issue before?

Reards
Feras Allaou

Answer:Slow Satellite A200-1M7 and freezing issue

Do you know why your A200 is slow and boots slowly?
Because Vista needs more resources as a Linux OS or early Win OS.
Furthermore you Satellite loads a lot of background processes at startup.
This slows down the notebook and extends the booting time.

The background processes belong to some Toshiba and other tools which are necessary to use and to control the whole notebook features,

But of course you can disable it if you want;
Start msconfig and in tab ?Sartup? you could disable some not necessary (for you) applications.

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Hi

does anyone know what the cause of this problem may be - when i put a disc into my laptop to install new sotware - i see the following error:

***"D:\ is not accessible***

***The request could not be performed because of an I/O error"***


thanks

Kristian

Answer:Satellite Pro A200 - CD/DVD drive issue - D:\ is not accessible

I can provide you a possible solution, which worked for many others already:

Go to device manager and remove the CD/DVD drive from the device list.
Then start the registry (regedit) and remove the Upperfilters and Lowerfilters values completely from the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Class{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

After this, reboot your machine and windows will install the drive again. Check if this worked out for you.

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Hi all

I have updated my notebook with the drivers from Toshiba support site, and I updated all with Windows Vista 32-bits drivers.

And now my windows in the top are with problems..... (attached in link)

Image one
Image two


On the support site there is no other display driver.
Does somebody know how can I solve this problem?

Thanks Daniel

Answer:Strange graphic issue on my Satellite A200-1V0

The notebook was delivered and preinstalled with Vista. Am I right?
Therefore you have received a Toshiba Recovery CD too.

Did you notice such display issues with the Toshiba preinstalled OS???
Or did the display issue appear after the installation of the new display driver?

You could try to connect an external monitor to test if the same would be visible on the second display. This info would be helpful to provide further suggestions regarding your display problem.

Greets

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I have a startup issue with a A200-1AI model. When I press the power button on the laptop the power light stays on blue and the hard drive light flashes blue for a second then disappears. And the CDROM drive light stays permanently green. Nothing appears on the screen at all and there is hardly any noise coming from the laptop.

I have tried the following but the same issue still occurs

- Removed battery for at least 5 mins then reinserted
- Removed battery completed and started directly via mains
- Reconnected hard drive
- Reconnected RAM, in all possible combinations (i.e. left one RAM module in with the other out and swapped via both RAM bays)
- Reconnected all major components connected to the motherboard basically I took the keyboard off and reconnected anything I could find just to make sure all connections were in place
- Plugged in an external monitor
- Manually opened the CD-ROM drive to ensure nothing is stuck

Seeing as the hard drive light flashes it seems to indicate a HDD fault however I would at least expect the machine to enter the BIOS and then report a HDD fault? It seems to point to a component failure somewhere but would like to see if anyone else out there knows, maybe a motherboard failure?

Any help or pointers would be appreciated :)

Answer:Satellite A200-1AI - System Startup Issue

Sound like you tried pretty much everything you can, which means there's a good chance of a hardware problem (Mainboard or VGA Board I imagine).

I would send the notebook to an ASP for a quote.

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Dear All,

Satellite A200-1z3

I have the same problem as many of you already discribed here. After Downgrading to Win XP I have found out that part of the functions activated by FN button do not work, eg FN+ F2 , FN+ F6, FN+F7, FN+F8, FN+F9, FN+ F12, FN+ 1, FN+ 2, FN+ TAB.


I read through this forum and found out that you can solve this problem be reinstalling BIOS. When I was trying to download BIOS from website it requires Pass and Login which I dont have. Though do you have any suggestion of do I download it from there?

If not How I can activate keboard light FN+F2 and scroll pad Lock FN+ F9 without FN button.

Thank you very much

Answer:BIOS update issue and FN key on Satellite A200-1z3

Hi

> When I was trying to download BIOS from website it requires Pass and Login which I don?t have.
Did you use the right Toshiba driver page???
You story sounds strange for me because I have visited the Toshiba European page and have chosen your model; Satellite A200-1z3 PSAE3E.

And I was able to download the BIOS 5.60-WIN.

So maybe you should try again? I?m sure it will work!

Bye

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Hi.

Suddenly my touchpad has developed a mind of its own.
If I hover on something for a couple of seconds it is as though I have clicked on it.

It's really annoying as I've been deleting things I don't want to delete, selecting programs I don't want to select etc.etc.

I have looked at the Synaptics settings & can't find anything that may resolve the problem, although I am totally thick when it comes to anything like this.
If anyone can offer a solution which even I can understand I will be really, truly grateful.

Many thanks in advance.

Answer:Satellite A200 - Touchpad sensitivity issue

Hello

All you can do is to check all these settings, especially change the sensitivity level in hope this behaviour will stops.
Other way I don't see other was as to visit Toshiba service.

Is external mouse usage solution for you? I mean you can completely disable touchpad with FN+F9 and use external mouse.

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I have had my Toshiba Satellite A200 for a while now and it was second hand when I got it.
The ac power indicator is flashing constantly and the laptop is getting no charge, is there any way to fix this?

I cannot turn on the computer as it has no charge in its battery anyway, and help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks

Answer:Power issue on second hand Satellite A200-1DA

Flashing power indicator is probably sign that there is some serious problem with power supply electronic.
Unfortunately such issues cannot be solved by notebook owners.

You should contact nearest Toshiba service provider, explain the situation and ask for help.

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Toshiba Satellite PRO A200 (Model PSAE4E-00U004EN)
O.S Vista Business (not that we get that far!)

OK, here's the problem : AC light on (Blue LED), battery disconnected. Doesn't switch on (absolutely no hdd activity)

See attached picture + 30 sec video..

Picture = http://i37.tinypic.com/2lv00ow.jpg
7MB Video = http://tinypic.com/player.php?v=294ns6r&s=4

Here's what I've tried..

Removing the battery
Removing and reseating the two sticks of RAM
Removing one of the sticks of RAM, leaving the other one in (and vice versa)
Removing the DVD drive
Holding the power button down for 20 seconds to drain the residule power, then plugging back into the mains
Holding the Fn key and pushing the power button
Holding the 0 Key and pushing the power button
Still nothing...

I'm hoping you guys can help me out? Tomorrow I'm going to dismantle the laptop, maybe there is a clogged fan and it's a heat issue? or failing that maybe the power button is somehow disconnected?

I've downloaded and printed the disassembly instructions
(http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/toshiba-satellite-a205/laptop-disassembly-1.htm)


Please help me!!

Answer:Satellite PRO A200 Power issue - Won't startup

Anybody?

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Hello,
I recently purchased an IPS monitor for photo editing. I configured the monitor in multiple ways, as dual monitor or extended monitors, but the image on the external monitor has some small flickering and the image is not very pleasant for the eye, a sensation like small refresh rate on old monitor, very disturbing for the eye.
I connected the monitor to another laptop and the image looks much better.

What could be the problem? I have Windows 7 32 bit and Ati Mobility Radeon HD 2600 as adapter with latest drivers.

Answer:Re: Satellite A200-1IZ - External monitor issue

We don't know which monitor have you exactly but what is the native display resolution and which resolution is set on this external monitor when you use it with your notebook?

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Hi all!
I have an A200-1i7 and I had to install Windows 7 64bit.

for now i have just 2gb of ram but i'm going to increase up to 4. the reason why i installed a 64bit is that, in this manner, i will be able to use all the ram, instead of just 3gb of it.
of course, for now, i didn't expect a super-fast pc with just 2gb, but what i have is a SUPERSLOW one.
the main problem is that the ram usage easily goes up to 1,8/1,9 gb but even when it's at 1gb the pc is reeaally slow and the CPU usage is also always high.

is that normal? what i have to do is just to add more RAM? actually I don't think so, it seems there is a more important issue, and i think it's about drivers.

in fact, no WIN 7 64bit drivers are available on the Toshiba website, and all the stuff I found on the internet, eventually, didn't work. the result is that i have, for instance:

Intel 965 Chipset Family driver 8.15.10.1930 (23 September 2009)
Display generic Plug & Play 6.1.7600.16385 (21 June 2006)
BIOS v.1.20 (25 April 2007)
so the questions become:
- do you have any idea why my pc is so slow? (hardware issues should be excluded, because i have another partition with xp32bit and it goes perfectly)
- honestly, can I run a good system with this laptop and windows7 64bit?
- if yes, can you indicate me wich drivers should I install and where to find them?

thank you!

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Hi..

I now that this subject is discussed many times before, but after trying a lot of the solutions of the forum and some of my one, I have reached a level that it makes no sense...

First off all I would like to explain that what i do for a living it has to do with IT and that is what it makes it even more tempting to me.

2 days ago a bought a A200-23W Toshiba. The first thing i always do when i buy a new laptop is to format it and install a clean Windows OS.
I realized after my first attempt that I have to install first of all the Matrix Storage Driver.

I have downloaded the driver from toshiba site related to my model. (Intel Matrix Storage Manager-7.5.0.1017).
I have created a usb with the required files for the driver :

iaAhci.inf,
iaAhci.cat,
iaStor.inf, iaStor.cat,
iaStor.sys, and
TxtSetup.oem

from the (F6flpy) folder of the (Intel Matrix Storage Manager) copying them to the root of the USB.
When the "Where you want to Install windows" form at windows vista appear i select load driver, and then by Clicking (Browse), I select the USB as a source for my drivers.
The (Intel(R) 82801HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Controller) automatically appears as a selection and by clicking (Next) the process of driver installation starts.
So far so good..

Now is where the things are getting complicated..
When Vista return to the "Where you want to Install windows" form, even that my system has 2 x 200 GG HDD only one 200 GB HDD app... Read more

Answer:Satellite A200-23W: Windows Vista installation issue

Hi

You cannot format the HDD or delete the partition because this would delete the installed SATA driver too and the HDD would be not recognized by Vista!

Therefore you have to install the OS on the HDD which appears in the setup.

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Yesterday I changed OS to XP SP2. And now i have problem with keyboard - cursors and delete key work inproperly.

Usually when you stop holding a key, it stops typing or moving the cursor or scrolling the screen - now when i hold a cursor for a moment then stop and i must wait untill it stops. Other keys work good.

On vista this problem didn't appear.

Please help - with it i can't play any games. I have standard keyboard driver from xp. Is there any different keyboard drivers or software? i don't think i forgot something when changing os - installed display, sound, lan, wlan, controls driver (don't know exactly what is it for), t-pad, flashcard, modem any other ideas?

Sorry for my poor english. waiting for your response.

Answer:Satellite A200-1CR PSAE0E - keyboard issue after XP installation

Hi!

For the keyboard is no extra software or driver available. It?s part of the OS.

In your case I would try it with an external keyboard and mouse.
Furthermore in the control panel you can configure different things.

Bye

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I have a Satellite A200 Series - and when i insert any dongle into the USB Ports - nothing is read or seen when i go through Explore.
This happens for either an external mouse or my USB Storage - yet it will recognise my Ipod when i need to charge the battery.

Any suggestions i will be most appreciative.

Cheers

Li Li

Answer:Satellite A200 - USB ports issue - cannot read the USB stick

Hi

Firstly it would be interesting to know if you are using the Toshiba preinstalled OS.
Secondly you should check the USB controller status in the device manger.

I recommend disconnecting all external USB devices from the notebook.
Then remove all the USB root hubs and USB Host controllers from the device manger.
Then reboot the notebook and wait till Windows would reinstall all USB ports again.
Then you can connect an USB mouse or the USB stick again.


Check it out

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Hi. First post to this forum.

I have a Satellite Pro A200. Volume when tested through the Realtek audio controller (just upgraded to 5.1) is good, with a satisfactory volume. Howver the volume of DVD/CD playback, or online radio, is very soft, and only just audible.

I have been to every volume setting and set everything to maximum.

I had hoped downloading the most recent Realtek software would stop this problem that has existed since I bought the laptop, but I am only doing something about now...

Hope someone can help.

Thanks,
Matt

Answer:Satellite Pro A200-PSAE4E Audio volume issue

With DVD playback I agree with you, most of the time I hardly understand a word of what they say in movies. There it depends on what software you use because there are some setting which can boost sound level or have special notebook sound modes.

Have you tried your notebook with other software like winamp if the volume is low there too?

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