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Toshiba Satelite C655 doesn't recognize network controller

Question: Toshiba Satelite C655 doesn't recognize network controller

My daughter's hard drive blew up and I had to install a new one.I restored the system to factory defaults using recovery disks.Windows 7 came up fine but, the laptop doesn't recognize the network controller (unrecognized hardware)Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Answer: Toshiba Satelite C655 doesn't recognize network controller

It shoulda taken care of it on factory restore...however i'd re-install laptop drivers...either from the driver CD that came with it...or from the laptop manuf. website...

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I have the Ethernet cable currently connected and that is working just fine, however the laptop will not recognize a wireless network. Do not really know much about how to fix computers so i checked the adapter in the Device manager and it claims to be functioning normally... any suggestions
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2310M CPU @ 2.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3019 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1285 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 291992 MB, Free - 241009 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Portable PC
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

Answer:Toshiba satelite will not recognize wireless networks

If you are trying to use an integrated adapter is it switched on?

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I put windows 7 on this older laptop that is an a15-s1292 satelite and everything works great but under the device manager it shows no drivers for the video controller! I went to toshibas website and they do not have this model listes as supported by them for windows 7 Any help you can give would be appreciated!!

Answer:toshiba satelite a15-s1292 and need a video controller

Is it suported by vista? You may even be able to install an XP driver this way. Follow this tutorial. Compatibility Mode >(edit) I don't see it listed at all. So go to device manager click on display adapter>properties>details>drop down menu hardware id. Then post a screen shot of what's listed and we'll seee about getting you a driver. Welcome to seven forums. Fabe A Preferred Method of Uploading/Posting Screen Shots

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I have notebokk Toshiba Satelite L300-1AM

My HD is broken and I would like to replace this HD into SSD.
Is this notebook supporting SATA 2 or SATA 3.

Thanks in advance for your support.

Answer:Has Toshiba Satelite L300-1AM - Sata 2 or 3 HDD controller?

Satellite L300 is pretty old notebook model so, in my opinion, it definitely doesn't support SATA 3.
Anyway, you can upgrade it with SSD and you will get real good performance. I have upgraded my old P500 with SSD and it works really fast now.

Of course to get most performance from your machine I also recommend you RAM upgrade and Win7 32bit installation. Long time ago I?ve installed Win7 32bit on friends L300 and it runs very good and stabile. Better than original Vista version.

If you have more questions you are welcome.

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Satelite A210-19D, Vista 32 HomePremium.
After Update to sp2 Toshiba Disc Creator doesn't work. Error code is 32007C-26-00000001.

It needs to click ok till 17 times to eliminate error-window, but it comes more and more.

All was correct before sp2.

Answer:Satelite A210-19D - Toshiba Disc Creator doesn't work after SP2 update

If you uninstall Disc Creator and download the latest version from the Toshiba website, does it work?

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Hi everyone I'm new here and hoping there are some smarter people here than what I've been lead along by.
I have a Linksys Smart Wi-Fi
Hi everyone I'm new here and hoping there are some smarter people here than what I've been lead along by, sometimes it takes a group all on the same page.
I have a Linksys Smart Wi-Fi EA4500 N900 wireless router and shaw modem
I am using a Toshiba Satelite laptop which uses a Realtek RTL8191SE Wireless Lan 802.11n PCI-E NIC network adapter drivers upto date.
I checked for firmware update on wireless modem and showed non available.
-Windows 7
I can connect to the wireless router without issue although the wireless connection intermitently drops.
I contacted the Linksys tech through chat and explained the drop I was getting and the last tech I dealt with had me reset my wireless router to factory defaults and change the name of each of the 2.4 GHZ network and the 5 GHZ network so they were not the same which I did.
I also changed security mode to WPA2 Personal and did the same on the 5 GHZ network and set the password on both.
I had been told that the purpose of the 5 GHZ network was so that the lower HZ 2.4 GHZ network which uses things like handheld telephones would not interfere.
This is the link to specifications for the router
Problem is I only see the 2.4 GHZ network ... Read more

Answer:toshiba satelite vs 5.0 GHZ network

I see nothing about 5.0 GHz on this Realtek page. What makes you think that adapter supports 5 MHz?

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Toshiba 5505-s504 doesn't recognize any hd' boots up ok and i can access the bios.... Any thoughts?

Answer:Toshiba 5505-s504 doesn't recognize any HDDs

What's the history on this issue? New drive? Old? Try re-seating the drive.

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I'm building a computer at work to deal w/ some huge data files (160GB+). I'm using an Areca ARC-1213-4I R SAS/Stata RAID controller card to run a RAID 10 setup w/ 4 Seagate Barracuda SATA III 3TB hard drives. The card has a single SAS port on it, so I also purchased a cable w/ SAS connector on 1 end and 4 SATA connectors on the other. I've installed the latest driver for the controller card. I'm running a fresh installation of Win7 Enterprise 64-bit on an SSD boot drive that connects directly to the motherboard (ie, not connected to the RAID card).

When I access the card's BIOS menu at boot-up, it says that there are no storage devices available. Thru a process of elimination, I know that the drives and the power cable to the drives are all good. So that leaves the SAS-to-SATA cable, a hardware issue w/ the card, or a configuration problem w/ the card.

There are no troubleshooting instructions in the manual, and knowledge base on the Areca website wasn't helpful. Any ideas on how I can troubleshoot this?

Answer:Solved: RAID controller card doesn't recognize hard drives

Turns out that the SAS connector has a double clasp on the end. So it felt like it was pushed in all the way, when in fact it was only pushed part of the way in. It's building the array right now...

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Question: Toshiba C655 USB

My usb ports went out a couple weeks ago and am lost at how else to use USB devices without those ports.

Any other solutions to this? I have a ethernet port but this pc is rather basic.

Toshiba c655 s5512

Also I've uninstalled and reinstalled drivers under DM, so don't ask about that.

Answer:Toshiba C655 USB

If you connect some device, do you see if it is receiving power? (mice light up, HDDs start vibrating and whirring, or some lights flash)

Can you check the manual that there isn't some key or key combination that disables/enables the ports?

Can you install the latest chipset driver from here (I know it says it is not USB drivers, but the chipset is the component actually controlling USB ports anyway)?

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Question: Toshiba C655 USB

I am running Win7 64bit.

So for some reason my USB ports does not read anything except my Nikon SLR - Apple Ipod and phone among other devices have all been successfully run from these ports, but as of a couple days ago - the PC fails to recognize anything except the camera.

I am wondering if this is a firmware issue and where is the USB 2.0 firmware download?
Also when viewed in Device Manager - none of the entries show any exclamation points or failure - I'm totally stumped.

Unfortunately I regularly remove old restore points to save disk space - as of yesterday - I had only 1 restore to choose from, but when attempting to choose that - it would reboot the pc and when it came to the desktop - it would tell me the restore failed and nothing had been changed - said it might have been due to a antivirus program, but I disabled them and tried it again and same thing.

I currently have the latest BIOS 1.30 & legacy USB support is enabled.

This pc is a Toshiba C655 S5512.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B960 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4043 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1797 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 289746 MB, Free - 230006 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Portable PC
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2012, Updated and Enabled

Answer:Toshiba C655 USB

So far I have not determined the cause - I performed a clean boot via the msconfig options - doesn't appear to be software, but am totally stumped at why the Nikon is recognized by the pc and nothing else (either port).

Now, as of 2 1/2 days ago - when I plug the Nikon into a port (doesn't matter which one), after attempting to copy files to the pc, it will cut power to the Nikon device.

So it sounds like the ports are on their way out ugh.

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ok, laptop wont start up just black screen with blinking curser, not command prompt. cannot restart in safe mode, same thing, can only enter system setup, and boot manager, f2 and f12, put in a startup disk, tried to restore from earler time, just get message saying it cannot be restored to this date, tried several, same thing. seems it started when my son hooked his smart phone up to laptop to update his phone.

Answer:toshiba satellite c655

trying to restore as i type, it was program called Kies mini (installed Kies mini)

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Hi I hope someone can help.
A friend downloaded some video of me on a Toshiba MK8032gsx portable hard drive. We checked to make sure the video was there before he gave it to me.
My computer sees it as removable disk F, and says the device is working properly. However, I can't open anything on it. When I click on it in the Computer Window, it scans (the green line appears at the top, but doesn't complete).
I tried searching online for a driver update, but the computer said the driver was up to date.
Any ideas?

Answer:Windows 7 home premuim doesn't recognize Toshiba MK8032gsx Ex drive

Check in Bitdefender settings and see if is stopping externals from being used on your system. I don't use Bitdefender so I can't help you with the settings.

Do other externals work on your system?

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I have a Toshiba C655 running Windows 7. The laptop takes almost ten minutes to startup. Also, it appears some applications are very slow. I'm ready to follow all instructions and thanks in advance for any help. I ran Malwarebytes but found nothing. I've cleaned up the computer with Jetclean and CCleaner and I did get some improvement but the startup is still very slow.

Answer:Toshiba C655 very slow startup

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below I will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.Download OTL to your desktop.Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Minimal Output.Under the Standard Registry box change it to All.Check the boxes beside LOP Check and Purity Check.Click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.
When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as... Read more

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I am thinking of upgrading my Toshiba Satellite C655 with a faster CPU and am wondering if anyone can tell me which CPU's are compatible with this laptop? At this time it has a AMD V140 Processor 2.30ghz. The laptop is a Toshiba Satellite C655D-S50851. Thank you for any information you can give me.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite C655 CPU compatibility

As a general rule with laptops, CPU upgrades don't really give decent increases in performance. Increasing system memory to max allowed and installing a bigger faster hard drive will give you the most "bang for the buck"...

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I need some help bypassing the admin password on my laptop, seems my daughter changed it and won't own up to it and I can not access the systems that I need.

Answer:Bypass password on Toshiba C655

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Sorry but we will not assit you on cracking passwords. Please read the forum rules, found at the top.

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toshiba c655 bios reset, how do you reset the bios on a toshiba c655. running windows 7

Answer:toshiba c655 bios reset

reset bios toshiba c655

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forgot toshiba c655 ssd password needs to be reset

Answer:toshiba c655 ssd password resetter

Contact Toshiba and be prepared to prove ownership.

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Hello. I'm working on a Toshiba satellite c655-s5082 laptop. I tried removing the cmos battery for three days to reset the BIOS PW, and nothing. Ive tried locating the jumpers but i cant find them. any help will do. thankyou

Answer:toshiba c655 bios pw reset. HELP!!!

Unfortnately you are not a known, seasoned member of this forum. Helping to hack BIOS passwords is a NO-NO with newbies in my book.

We just can't guarantee who you are, or why you need to knock out this password. You could be trying to hack a corporate laptop for all we know.



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When I ran my AVG PC Tune up it said that "BAPIDRV" is missing. I went to the Toshiba Site and could find nothing. AVG Tune Up also said that without it computer could crash. Can anyone help me? I am lost. I have a Toshiba Satellite C655. Please help me! Thank you very much!


Answer:Solved: Help please toshiba satellite C655

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I find it so odd that my particular model is not upgradeable to Windows 10, this system was manufactured back in January of 2012 literally about 10 months before Windows 8 was out, anybody else find this odd?

Answer:Toshiba Satelitte C655 not upgradeable???

Why is it not upgradeable to Windows 10?

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Odd issue. Toshiba website doesn't recognize my serial number. Has anyone encounted that? I assume alpha characters are upper case. Serial number is 9 characters long with alpha characters at either end of string.
Has anyone had problems registering their laptops?

Answer:Toshiba website doesn't recognize my serial number of Satellite A215-S7428

Wait a moment my friend. On which Toshiba website you try to do this? I hope you do not try to register non-European notebook model on European support page.

Am I right or you really try to do this? As far as I know you have an US notebook model.

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Hey guys i installed Windows ultimate 7 64 on my thinkpad edge 15 - 03192AG First installation i did all the updates before the drivers, after i installed all the drivers by System Updater, i installed powe management driver hotkes, access everything,  and i installed the wlan driver. nothing. I tryed to install all the drivers compatible founded also on Lenovo Matrix drivers. Nothing.  Second installation i installed all the drivers before, with access hotkey and power management driver.After i tryed to update everything by System Updater and after runned the windows updates.Nothing. I tryed different comination of drivers and reinstall all nothing. Bios tell me that is enabled. Device manager says that Network controller and PCI simple comunication controller are missings, the second one should be just the card reader, isnt it? ps. first installation i also updated the bios by system updater. any help? 

Answer:Network controller dont recognize, i tryed all.

Hi, I searched for the model type you've posted and it told me the notebook has a bluetooth device. That could be this driver.The missing PCI simple comunication controller can also be Intel Management Engine Interface.I got those files after querying the QuickPath system: ReadMe files don't say Edge 15 is supported though so sorry if these are wrong ones.

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Why doesn't Toshiba Media Controller works on my Toshiba Satellite P300?

Answer:Why Toshiba Media Controller doesn't work on Satellite P300?

First of all you have to know what this feature does:
What is the Toshiba Media Controller (TMC) and what is the TMC Plug-in?

Here are also some details:

I recommend reinstalling this software again.

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My Toshiba satellite C655 battery refuses to charge and now indicates plugged in not charging What is the solution to this problem?

Answer:My Toshiba Satellite C655 battery does not charge at all.

Remove battery but keep the charger plugged in. Can you run your laptop now on the charger alone ? If your answer is yes, then your battery or its charging circuitry might be at fault.If your answer is no, then your charger is at fault.CoolGuy

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Let me start off by saying I am not very tech savvy lol

I have been having issues with this laptop lately. When I try to do updates on things such as Adobe and I have to choose between 32 or 64 bit, it recommends 32 bit, but I'm supposedly running on 64..

It takes forever to load pages on the internet, and now I can't even see video content through sites like youtube. I have all these services running that I don't even know what they are or if they should be running, can anyone help me get this laptop running better?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite C655 running horribly help pls

Hi, we need more info on your system, to begin 2 gb, on a 64 bit system is not going to cut it, you do need 4 gb of RAM, so this would be my first consideration.

Very hard to read your screen shots in a meaningful way, go to start search and type cmd, right click on the returned cmd.exe and select "run as administrator" at the prompt copy paste:-

echo > 0 & tasklist /v >> 0 & net start >> 0 & systeminfo >> 0 & echo >> 0 & notepad 0
press enter, please copy paste the notepad outcome here.

BTW:- from the systeminfo cmd you can delete the windows updates(hotfixes) we don't need them, will reduce the size of the post.

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The problem started a few days ago. My toshiba satellite c655 wouldn't boot. It hangs on the boot screen showing the windows logo and would beep 4 times then start again. I ran the utility to diagnose the problem and it said it couldn't find anything. I can enter safe mode and eventually my computer will stop beeping and will work normally. Yet, every time from then on my computer will hang on the windows screen and beep before it starts. I 'd like to the solve the problem before my computer completely refuses to turn on. I can't find the p.o.s.t. codes for my bios. I am wondering if my keyboard is the cause of this problem because most of the keys aren't working. I am using an external keyboard now.

System Info:
System Manufacturer TOSHIBA
System Model Satellite C655
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B940 @ 2.00GHz, 2000 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date INSYDE 1.20, 8/1/2011
SMBIOS Version 2.7
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

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I was on the web then out of no where my computer shut off and when I turned it back on it started saying windows is loading file which it never says then took me to a start up repair menu and said it couldnt find the problem then I can click finish which shuts the computer off or cancel which takes me to advanced options or problem details. Please help some body

Answer:Toshiba Satellite c655 startup problem

This could be a memory or hard drive problem. Have the laptop checked out by a computer repair person

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I'm asking this question from an alternate computer, thus no utility log. My Toshiba Satellite C655 laptop runs on Windows 7. Today it will not complete the boot-up process. I get to the Windows welcome screen and just as it appears to be going to the sign-on, the screen goes black with a white cursor. From this point, I can get nowhere. I can open in safe mode, but am unable to run any diagnostic from there. Help anyone?

Answer:Startup problem with Toshiba Satellite C655

I was able to get to the command prompt screen and used sfc scannow and the result was "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations."

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Hello. I installed xp back on a T42 laptop, (2373-4wu) I can get every driver to work but the network controller driver so I can't get wireless to work.  I've tried downloading many intel wireless drivers none work. Can you help me out?

Answer:Reintalled XP on 2373-4wu T42 can't get network controller driver to recognize

also I am running XP with service pack 2, is that part of problem?

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I`ve Lenovo 3000 G230 with OS Windows XP SP3 but in Device Manager Network Controller not recognize. I have installed all driver from but still not working for Wireless LAN. Need your help plz.

Answer:Lenovo 3000 G230 Network Controller Not Recognize

Hi, I also need to know an answer to this. I keep trying to get the Wireless driver to work but it does not. I have downloaded it three times and tried different versions of XP SP3. Any ideas?

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Toshiba Satellite C655 Laptop cannot restore to factory settings with or without OEM Toshiba rescue disc.
In short, I attempted to replace bad hard drive. First, I used spotmau to partition and format the replacement drive. Then, I changes the boot settings to usb dvd. I booted to the OEM Toshiba rescue disk to reinstall windows 7, 64-bit os. I used both a LG Super multi drive to install the rescue disk, and the laptop's actual optical drive/disk tray to no avail. The first of four disks did download. The second disk of four failed to complete the process. 
Can't read from the source file or disk. PREINST11.SWM
SIZE: 614  MB
Date modified: 10/31/2011 12:11 AM
Then when the system rebooted to windows, the following error:
The error, F3-F200-0002 An error has occurred. Please press [OK] to turn off the computer.   
I reattempted the re install process three times with the same results. 
Does anyone know how to successfully reinstall windows 7, 64-bit under these conditions? Thanks

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I have been running ubuntu on my T420s for about 2 years now.  Needed a Windows box to work from home so I installed Windows 7 Home Premium - Service Pack 1 on it.  Installation went smooth but Windows did not recognize my wireless card, preventing me from connecting to the internet to download and install the rest of my drivers.  I tried to manually install the Intel Wireless Lan (bg, abg, abgn) for Windows (64-bit) Centrino Advanced-N 6205 which is what I thought was installed on my machine to no avail. Has anyone expierenced this problem before that could point me in the right direction? Thanks!


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Answer:T420s (4170-CTO) Windows unable to recognize network controller

Hi, xm
If you navigate to Control Panel ? Device Manager, what devices do you see underneath the Network adapters tree? Also, just to make sure, I would recommend navigating into the BIOS to Securiity ? I/O Port Access and making sure the wireless LAN is Enabled.
Thanks in advance,

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I bought this laptop for a great deal less than a month ago but the return policy was the first of January. On the 8th I spilled a water bottle by accident from doing some school work and not paying attention to how close it was. I know that it is a horrible choice to eat/drink around technology. I quickly turned it off, took out the battery, tipped it upside down to get some water out, then i took the keys off and dried it all underneath them, next i waited about 6 hours and was so worried i turned it back on and everything was working fine until I tried typing =( I knew i should wait longer so i turned it back off and waited 30 hours and it still wasn't typing right i.e press k kj90 comes up. Then I decided to just use a usb keyboard and do the rice thing to the actual keyboard. Now I am still using the usb one which can get annoying but I can live and it has been over 4 days since the accident occurred. Is it possible that it's still drying out some keys work but some of them type other letters that are close by it? Could I buy a similar model keyboard and replace this one? I called Toshiba and they said it wasn't covered and would cost $180 to get it replaced but I don't have that money. I have also checked online for the same keyboard replacement but I didn't find any but similar one's. Thanks

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My webcam suddenly stopped working again...when I try to start Toshiba Web Application - it says 'Web Camera failed to initialize - please check device and restart application or you computer'. This is the second time in a week this has miraculously started working again...but now its stopped and I cant get it to work and from I got my laptop my touch pad has been malfunctioning since the day I got it...just two months ago...the cursor just sticks and refuses to move.... HELP!!!!

Oh....since I changed to AVG Free 2012 from 2011 this has been happening...with the webcam...HELP!!!!

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I have the above model.i cannot install either the OB NIC or the pci one.xp cannot detect any of them, there is also no sign of them in the bios post, beside the massage in the subject. there is no battery, because it's place is broken, i did some improvise and placed some old battery i had. once i did that the pci card worked, for about half a day and then the problam return. right now - no battery is that the problam? the following steps did not help:fresh new installtion of windows - twice, from diffrent discsenable/disable network conteroller on the biosbios updateclear cmos

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Okay so I figured maybe my battery was bad and bought a new one and the same thing is happening. I will plug it in and it says its charging... Shows the battery going up and down like power is going through it... But the battery power keeps dropping. Seriously getting pissed off now. Im not gonna waste my time sending it into toshiba i might as well buy a new laptop at this point. Has anyone ever had this problem before?

Answer:Toshiba SATELLITE C655-S5504 says its charing but battery power keeps dropping.

Is the cord plugged into the laptop, along with connected to a a/c outlet that is powered on.

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I have recently gone to a trip and used wireless internet on the hotel that I stayed at it was all working fine but, once I got home
and connected the ethernet cable to my laptop it does two things; 1) the light that usually flashes when I connect it doesn't flash and 2) It says that the network cable is unplugged. My modem and ethernet cable are both working fine with my PC so I don't think there is anything wrong with them. I have even changed the ethernet cable just to make sure that wasn't the problem.
That's what I'm like 90% sure that there is something wrong with the laptop.

I have been surfing around the web trying to find something that might work and nothing has so far.
I don't want to completely reboot my laptop since I have files that I would like to keep.

Please help me. I don't know what else to do.

Sincerely. Ghha.

Answer:Doesn't recognize Network Cable

Make sure the ethernet adapter in Control Panel is not disabled

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I have relatively new Toshiba Satellite C655 and after spilling a (tiny) amount of soft drink on the upper left keyboard, the keyboard quit working completely.

After installing a new keyboard, most keys work except for the P, R, V, T, [, and Space keys. External USB keyboards work flawlessly. I bought another new keyboard and carefully replaced it, but the problem persists. After this, I tried updating the BIOS to no effect.

Is anyone familiar with this, and know how to fix the problem?

Answer:Satellite C655 - new keyboard doesn't work properly


I guess this issue did not appear in the past before the soft drink has been spilled on the keyboard. Right?

This means that this fluid is the reason for the keyboard problem.
I guess, both new keyboards are OK.

In such case the problem can be the motherboard or you used both keyboards which are not fully compatible. But I guess this isn?t really a problem.

Possibly you motherboard is affected?. :( but this is just an suggestion

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I have a C series and it was working fine yesterday. This morning i turn it on and you can hear it starting as usual and then the first screen (Toshiba screen) is visual and then it goes black with a hash mark at the top left corner and stays like it and wont move forward.

Any hints on how to get it working right?

Answer:Satellite C655 - Windows OS doesn’t start anymore

Enter BIOS settings please and check if HDD is listed and recognized properly. If yes set BIOS to default settings and try to start your notebook again.

Is result the same as before?

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I have recently installed Adobe Creative Suite 4 (CS4) under Windows 10. Photoshop within the suite doesn't recognize two of my four network printers, which happen to be my best printers. This is purely a Photoshop thing, as Illustrator and InDesign within the suite do recognize these printers. It seems that occasional lack of printer recognition occurs in some other Adobe products as well. The Adobe 'error' message is banal: in essence, you silly user, you need to install a printer before printing anything. Duh.

It goes without saying that all my four networked printers are recognized by all other applications installed under Windows 10.

There may be no solution to this Photoshop CS4 madness, but perhaps there is a fix?

Answer:Photoshop CS4 doesn't recognize two of my network printers under W10

Hi there
works fine for me

Check things like firewalls and AV

I'm using a network HP deskjet -- no probs at all with it. --perhaps re-install the printer again -- could be IP address screwed up / firewall / AV software / DHCP addressing hosed up. Also got a decent A3+ printer (epson) - no probs with that either.

Are your printers wired or wifi into the network - that can make a difference too.

Try also re-installing CS4 again.


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I've a weird prob with my Vista Ultimate 32bit. I have a home network with an old XP SP3 32bit machine (which is the proxy server) and Vista 32bit which I use.

Sometimes I just cannot connect to the XP machine machine. "Path not available" error. But I get the ping response in 2ms flat though. I dont understand.

To cure this I sometimes tinker with Media sharing ON OFF and it works then but not always. Most of the time I need to restart the Vista machine to cure the network hiccup?

Any ideas? I use ZoneAlarm Free firewall on both, even after taking down the firewall on both machines I still get the same problem. The only way to cure it is to restart my Vista machine.

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I have recently installed Adobe Creative Suite 4 (CS4) under Windows 10. Photoshop within the suite doesn't recognize two of my four network printers, which happen to be my best printers. This is purely a Photoshop thing, as Illustrator and InDesign within the suite do recognize these printers. It seems that occasional lack of printer recognition occurs in some other Adobe products as well. The Adobe 'error' message is banal: in essence, you silly user, you need to install a printer before printing anything. Duh.

It goes without saying that all my four networked printers are recognized by all other applications installed under Windows 10.

There may be no solution to this Photoshop CS4 madness, but perhaps there is a fix?

Answer:Photoshop CS4 doesn't recognize two of my network printers under W10

Hi there
works fine for me

Check things like firewalls and AV

I'm using a network HP deskjet -- no probs at all with it. --perhaps re-install the printer again -- could be IP address screwed up / firewall / AV software / DHCP addressing hosed up. Also got a decent A3+ printer (epson) - no probs with that either.

Are your printers wired or wifi into the network - that can make a difference too.

Try also re-installing CS4 again.


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Good evening!! Been awhile since I posted. Haven't had to. Got rid of an ugly virus on one of my daughter's Win7 machines. But that isn't why I am here.

My daughter in HI just called me. System is a Toshiba Notebook Satellite L650, bought brand new last week. All was well until yesterday. She couldn't connect to the net with any source, dial-up, DSL, etc. She went into the Device Manager and all of the network sources under Network Adapters have ! next to them. She went in to properties and all of the drivers are installed and working properly.

Now, since I am Win7 challenged I am not sure about my solution (haven't done it yet until I find out if it can be done). In other Win OSes, I would uninstall every one of them, power off, power on and let the OS find and install the drivers. I saw when I install my other daughter's Win7 machine, that Win7 installed everything! I didn't have to do a thing.

My question is: Is my solution right? Will that work?

Yours in long distance teching .


Answer:Windows 7 doesn't recognize network adapters

Should work. Only way to find out is to try it, but first try doing a system restore. That should always be the first resort

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Hello!  My recently purchased Ideapad 100S sees all other networks around me, but does not see my wifi network. It sees my slower wifi network but not the faster one. I've entered in the network as a "recognized network," but it still does not appear on the list of networks I can connect with. I have a different computer that does see and use the network, so I know it's a problem with the Lenovo. I have tried most of the troubleshooting stuff I could find, to no avail. What could be the solution????? Your help is very very appreciated

Answer:Ideapad doesn't recognize wireless network

Hello and welcome,
Is this an 11 inch or 14 inch 100s?  By "slower" and "faster"networks do you mean 2.4GHz and 5GHz?
It looks like the 11 inch 100s doesn't support 5GHz wifi, but the 14 inch does.

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My laptop doesn't power on after I do a windows shutdown.

After it completely closes, when I try the power button nothing is happening (neither a led, neither the screen or the vent. it doesn't start)

After I take out the power supply and the battery for one minute and put it back, when I try to power on - it starts.
I changed the RAM memory with good ones, same thing. I cleaned up the laptop and put high quality thermal paste on the processor.

The model is: Toshiba Satellite C655-S5128.
This thing it happens since I cleaned my laptop.
(I mention that I do clean up for laptops everyday, so I know how to do it)

Answer:Satellite C655-S5128 doesn't start - power on problem

The unit doesn?t power up since you cleaned the notebook?
Hmm? these sounds like something went wrong during the cleaning procedure.

I believe you that you have lot of experience in notebook cleaning and you know how to do that but obviously this time you made some mistake? sorry to say this?.

In my opinion the issue is related definitely so some hardware problem? I don?t know who you cleaned the unit and what parts (beside the CPU) have been removed during this procedure but probably one of these parts have been affected or don?t function properly.

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W7 Laptop & Vista Home Premium networked. "seeing each other" in network.BUT when trying to create a system image from Laptop W7 it only does recognize DVD RW driveon laptop and NOT HD's on PC (which are shared). Thanks for any serious helpT.

Answer:System Image doesn't recognize network HDDs

Let me see if I understand your issue. You make a image and then restore it and it does not see previously seen network drives that are on another system.Did I get that right?What are you using to make the image?

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Here again since I have the most weird problem ever which I have never seen nor heard of before. I recently upgraded the OS on a friends computer, from Vista to 7. However now I can't seem to get the onboard ethernet adapter to work, it can't be seen in device manager nor anywhere else. I have tried to reset the bios (by removing the cmos battery) and I have also checked that the network adapter is set to 'Enabled'. Also, when I connect the cable to the ethernet port no lights go on, it doesn't give any sort of hope what so ever. The cable is ok, the "modem" is ok, and everything else seems to be in order and yet it doesn't work.

Computer in question:
HP Pavilion 6530sc
Non-default GPU and added 1Gb RAM

Answer:Solved: Computer doesn't recognize the network adapter

Whenever you install a new OS, always take note of the model of core system hardware like GPU, chipset, and ethernet/wifi (there are a few others that aren't as important, but nice to have updated) since those are critical to your computers core functionality.

However, a quick google search of your model yielded me with your PC's system specs. Your PC contains a Realtek RTL8201N ethernet adapter. So far I am unable to find a driver from Realtek itself and the HP driver is not Realtek, but instead nVidia nForce.

So after a bit of searching, I came across this: it seems to me that you have an old chipset from nVidia. I am not completely sure, but I think you have an ION chipset. Try installing this ION chipset driver (64 bit) ==OR== this ION chipset driver (32 bit) and tell me if it works. It should include the necessary component drivers and if it works, it means you have an ION chipset like I suspected.

Here are the specifications for your PC BTW.

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When I click on "Devices and Printers" there's a little yellow triangle next to the icon for my computer. When I right click and click on Troubleshoot I get a message that says: "The driver for the network controller not installed. Install the latest driver." After I "apply the fix" (looking online for a driver) I briefly see a message that indicates the system is intalling drivers for devices, but then it says that the driver installation failed. I downloaded the latest drivers for NVIDIA nForce 630i from the NVIDIA site, and installed it, but I still get the "Network controller doesn't have a driver" message. I've tried to update the driver, but it never finds it online. Am I missing something here, like a driver? I downloaded the Pitstop software and scanned my system, and it says I have all the latest drivers.

It's a Gateway computer, and I did a clean install of Win 7 Pro, because it came with Vista HP. I'm a bit perphlexed. I have had some network problems in the sense that other computers on the network can't see my Windows 7 shared drives, but I can see theirs.

[Update: I went to the Gateway site, entered my serial number, and downloaded the chipset driver pack, and the network driver itself. When I tried to install the network driver after unzipping and extracting everything, by using "update" in preferences, I got a message that the driver wasn't found. After that I just ran the setup for the chipset whi... Read more

Answer:Help: Network controller doesn't have a driver.

Quote: Originally Posted by freewheeling

After I "apply the fix" (looking online for a driver) I briefly see a message that indicates the system is intalling drivers for devices, but then it says that the driver installation failed.

You will get this message if your system doesn't actually make an internet connection.

In Device Manager, do you still have a triangle?

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My laptop says that the network controller doesn't have a driver and that it can't find wireless devices in this PC. When I go to device manager an exclamation mark comes out under other devices in network controller. It says that the drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28). Can someone please help me solve this problem , thank you for your time.

Answer:Network Controller doesn't have a driver

Hi, Your machine comes with Windows 10  , Did you try to downgrade and then upgrade it again ? {;ease use the following driver for Realtek RTL8723BE/RTL8188EE 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN: You may also need Bluetooth:    Realtek RTL8723BE/RTL8188EE 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Drivers Regards.

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I'm still trying to fix my sister's laptop (more out of sheer determination at this point). I gave up on trying to fix the black screen problem and on trying to get to her files, and did a full Factory Restore... Vista booted up perfectly after that...and then I tred to get online.

Here's what I know: The wireless adapter is enabled (when I press "F2" a little icon pops up with an antenna with waves coming off of it, so I know it's on). When I run the connection utility, it says "Windows cannot find any networks", but my network is fully operational and I am connected to it on my computer, laptop, cell phone, playstation, and tivo, so I know the signal is working. I ran a diagnostic on the adapter and it passed everything, so from that I can see that the computer recognizes it and it is functioning. I also tried to update the driver but still had no luck.

Any other ideas? I'm still floating with the idea of wiping vista and using my OEM CD to install XP, but I want to make sure the thing is functioning properly first. Any suggestions are appreciated.

Answer:Dell laptop w/ Vista doesn't recognize wireless network

Hi liguy,

OK, on the laptop:

1. In Network and Sharing Center, is Network Discovery turned on?

2. In Manage Network Connections, are there any other connections shown besides your wireless? Any with a red X; if so, disable it.

3. If the above is all OK, open a command window (Start, Run, type Cmd in Open: Box and click OK). In the command window type ipconfig /all (space between g and /, no space after /), right click on window, click on select all, right click on window icon at top left, select edit > copy, and paste result in your reply.

Please let us know one way or another.


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I have 3 computers on a network over a linksys WRT54G router. A netbook running XP, an HP laptop running Vista Home Premium SP2, and a MAC running OS 10.5.8. All 3 show on all computer network locations and I can access files between each of them EXCEPT the HP Laptop under VISTA to the MAC. For that connection, VISTA wants a user name and password and I enter the same (and only user) name that I have on the MAC and I get the message that Windows cannot find that machine and asks me to check the user name/password. I use that same user/password combo when accessing the MAC from the XP Netbook, it works fine. What can I do in VISTA to get to the MAC. I know that the user name/password I am using is the only one that exists on the MAC. I also have 2 printers attached and they both work fine on all 3 computers.

Answer:Solved: Vista Laptop doesn't recognize password to access MAC on network

have a read here and see if this helps

Here’s how you can get your Windows 7 PC to share printers and files with XP and Vista PCs--and even a Mac

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A relative asked me to help diagnose her G505 (Kabini A6-5200 model) which no longer connects to wireless networks and no longer recognizes cards. She needs it fixed before she flies out again in a couple days. She attributes the appearance of these problems to her laptop getting bumped during the airport security process. Since the laptop was off and has a SSD and the bump was slight, I wouldn't have thought it possible it could receive any kind of damage. But she had left a card in the card reader-- and unfortunately on this model SD cards stick out quite a bit when fully inserted, which seems to me like a poor design-- so it's conceivable that could have bent something there. The wireless adapter recognizes the existence of networks just fine -- inSSIDer shows high, consistent signal strength, everything seems normal, but when I ask it connect it tries for a very long time and then gives up with "Can't connect to this network." All of the Windows network automatic troubleshooters are entirely useless. This is the same for multiple wifi networks all of which work fine for other devices. I've tried everything up to removing and reinstalling the mini-PCIe network card, with no change. (I haven't tried replacing the card- no place locally that I know of that sells those, though they're cheap enough online.) The card reader is still properly recognized by Windows, but nothing happens when inserting a card. Getting at that would AFAIK involve basically a full disa... Read more

Answer:G505: wifi "Can't connect to this network" and card reader doesn't recognize cards

Oh by the way- of course I tried updating the wifi drivers, no change

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Hi there,

I cannot load the battery and the notebook doesn't run on AC power.
The power supply is already checked and is ok.

Can that be a faul battery?
And why the notebook doesn't run without it?

Any suggestions?

Thanks a lot!

Answer:Battery doesn't charge and Satelite A75 doesn't run on AC power


Due to the fact that yours A75 Satellite does not run with a connected AC adaptor and with the connected battery, I presume there must be a serious hardware issue.
From my personal knowledge there could be something wrong with the power supply electronic.

In my opinion you will be not able to solve this problem without the ASP help.
Therefore I would recommend to make a call to the ASP technician and to ask for the details and further handling.
If the warranty is valid, then everything should be done for free?

I hope you can clear this issue? good luck

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Hi, I recently reinstalled Windows 7 Profressional 64-bit on my 2010 Thinkpad X201. I've used Windows Update and Lenovo System Update to download/install all critical/optional/recommended updates. Still, my computer is not recognizing wireless networks (I'm currently hardwired via ethernet cable). Wondering if it has anything to do with the Network Controller. In device manager, it has a yellow exclamation mark. I've tried right-clicking and updating driver, with no success. Then got the idea to uninstall it. I'm having a tough time finding a network controller driver online. When I search for it, I see a bunch of 3rd party driver tools that scan and update drivers on your system. Surely there's a better/safer way to get this one Network Controller fixed? Thanks so much for any help.

Answer:Thinkpad X201: After Windows reinstall, network controller doesn't work

Hi Brunomater,
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
Please provide me the MTM (Machine Type Model) of the system which will be at the bottom of the laptop. Do not provide the system serial number in the forum, we require only the MTM number. So that I can provide the exact driver for your model.
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar

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Can somebody help me with a working bios version?

Currently running v2.80 with vista 32bit, in this configuration the battery is not recognized. I read in a german forum that I need v3.00 or higher there is no newer version available on the download section which works on vista 32bit.

Answer:Satelite P300D-110 does not recognize 9 cell battery

Wait a moment.
Your posting is somehow strange. How to understand you?
Do you have new battery now or what?

Or you use original battery and you have upgraded BIOS and now battery is not recognized properly?

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I have yet an uninstalled component called SM bus controller after XP prof installation, in satelite L20-119. Tried the toshiba down load page, but couldnt find a driver named SM bus controller. So could some one clarify this or cite a URL.

Answer:Satelite L20-119: Need an SM bus controller driver


Did you install chipset utility?
This utility must be installed at first and in my opinion it should be responsible for the SM bus controller.
You should also check the installation instruction on the download area.


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Hi, who may help?
sanDisk SDXC 64GB 45M/s will not be recognize by Satelite Z830
Win 7 home
I read in specs : Reader is able to do this.

Answer:sanDisk SDXC 64GB 45M/s not recognize by Satelite Z830

I?ve also checked user?s manuals for your machine and you are absolutely right. This SDXC card should be recognized properly. The capacity is definitely supported.

You must understand that we cannot say for sure why the card is not recognized properly.
Is card reader installed and listed properly in device manager?

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Hi, who may help?
sanDisk SDXC 64GB 45M/s will not be recognize by Satelite Z830
Win 7 home
I read in specs : Reader is able to do this.

Thanks Marcius for your answer.
I tried a lot of smaler cards. They are ok.
I think, the 45MB per sec. caused the problem.
Bios 1.8 is actual
Name Ricoh PCIe SDXC/MMC Host Controller
PNP-Ger?tekennung PC VEN_1180 DEV_E823 SUBSYS_00011179 REV_04 4&32E69FA8 0&00E0
Treiber windows system32 drivers risdxc64.sys (6, 103,00 KB (105.472 Bytes), 29.01.2012 11:57)

Answer:sanDisk SDXC 64GB 45M/s will not be recognize by Satelite Z830

Post this in the right thread.

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I would like to reset my toshiba Satelite P10 to factory settings can you please tell me how to do this?


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Display driver all OK on Windows 7 - but now I am stuck with basic Display Driver for Windows 8,anyone else with this Laptop?regards,Paul

Answer:Toshiba Satelite L30 105

Thats an older laptop...if they haven't written drivers for 7 or 8 yet they probably won't at all...

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For some reason my A, ENTER (Both enter keys), and my N button have become unresponsive. I have done several anti spy and anit mal progsand even done a system restore. Still no luck, The only thing this laptop has done in the past weeks is Facebook and YouTube... :\

Answer:I have a near new toshiba satelite and some k

Try updating your drivers from manufacturer's site.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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Hi there I have the above laptop but want more power, so i am just trying to see if firstly it is possible to upgrade or if its worth it?
I have already increased the RAM to 3Gb and I am now looking at the processor. It's a intel core 2 duo t5500 here is some info if it helps I just want to know if i'ts possible to upgrade and if so what to?!
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo T5500
Original Processor Freqency: 1666.7 MHz
CPU ID: 000006F2
CPU Brand Name: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU T5500 @ 1.66GHz
CPU Vendor: GenuineIntel
CPU Stepping: L2
CPU Code Name: Merom-2M
CPU S-Spec: SL9U4, SL9U8
CPU Thermal Design Power (TDP): 34 W
CPU Type: Production Unit
CPU Platform: Socket M (mPGA478/mBGA479)
Microcode Update Revision: 57
Number of CPU Cores: 2
Number of Logical CPUs: 2
Operating Points
CPU LFM (Minimum): 1000.0 MHz = 6.00 x 166.7 MHz @ 0.9500 V
CPU HFM (Maximum): 1666.7 MHz = 10.00 x 166.7 MHz @ 1.1750 V [Locked]
CPU Current: 1662.3 MHz = 10.00 x 166.2 MHz @ 1.1750 V
CPU Bus Type: FSB (QDR)
Cache and TLB
L1 Cache: Instruction: 32 KBytes, Data: 32 KBytes
L2 Cache: Integrated: 2 MBytes
Instruction TLB: 4 KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 128 entries
Data TLB: 4 MB Pages, 4-way set associative, 32 entries
Standard Feature Flags
FPU on Chip Present
Enhanced Virtual-86 Mode Present
I/O Breakpoints Present
Page Size Extensions Present
Time Stamp Counter Present
Pentium-style Model Specific Registers Present
Physical Address Extension Present
Machine Check Exception Present
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Answer:toshiba satelite a200

Welcome to TSG!!

I see models of the a200 with up to 2.0 GHz processors on Toshiba's Web site. It would seem yours would support at least that. None of the documentation I saw had any reference to upgrading the CPU. I'm sure they don't support end users doing that. You'd be on your own with it. Not sure where the CPU is. Some are extremely accessible. Others require moderate disassembly. How comfortable are you inside a laptop?

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i have satelite l300 and i instaled xp on it. to do that i had to change SATA options in bios from ACHI to Compatibility NOW SHOULD I RETURN THE OPTION BACK TO ACHI     thanks

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Little help if possible, i recently came to suspect moisture in the keyboard of my Toshiba Satelite laptop. Upon booting the keystrokes are all mixed up making it impossible to log into the O/S. The symbols outputted by each key are random, some being normal, some giving no response at all and some ouputting very unusual symbols. Has anyone encountered anything similiar to this and is it possible to remedy this by taking the keyboard apart and cleaning it in it's individual pieces.
If so how do you remove the keyboard?


Answer:Toshiba satelite keyboard

If this is a moisture problem (and it certainly seems so), you will be best off just replacing the keyboard. Most new keyboard circuitry is generally laid out on a plastic-type film which the keystrokes come down on to make connection. Once this is shorted by moisture, all is generally lost for it. I've tried repairing this on a Microsoft Natural keyboard with just wasted time.

As far as getting it off, that's a little different for most laptops. There's a combinations of screws (usually hidden by some type of cover) along with some gentle prying on the edges (be very careful with this). If you're not comfortable with this I'd recommend taking it to a professional.

Hope this helps a little.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite L500-19E and Win XP and I have a big problem. I can?t see the key F8 on the display. The other keys are ok. I can?t explain why because I haven?t changed anything on my Laptop.

Please help me because I need the key F8 to start WLAn and to enter the web.


Answer:Re: Toshiba Satelite L500-19E, I can´t see F8

Hi, dude

As I understand, pressing Fn+F8, it's not displayed. Please, go to the Toshiba driver page <a href=><img src= border=0></a>

And update (reinstall) the Vap utility and flashcard support. It should work.

also, try restart Toshiba Flash Cards (start > all programs > Toshiba) and press the FN keys several times

Message was edited by: Jeka-IL

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Hi all,

This is my first post on here so apologies if this is in the wrong section.

I am having great difficulty with factory resetting my Toshiba Satelite laptop.

I have searched and searched online on how to perform this factory reset and although many have suggested holding the 0 key whilst booting up or the F8 key, neither of these seem to work.

When attempting to turn on my laptop whilst pressing either of these keys, I hear loud beeping and although I continue to hold either the 0 key or F8 button, it never proceeds to the boot up menu.

Can anyone on this forum please shed some light on what I appear to be doing wrong?

As Windows 10 has upgraded on my laptop I felt it would be a good start to back up my data and have a fresh out of the box laptop.

I look forward to any suggestions you may have!


Answer:Toshiba Satelite Out of box reset

Gazza87 said:

Hi all,

This is my first post on here so apologies if this is in the wrong section.

I am having great difficulty with factory resetting my Toshiba Satelite laptop.

I have searched and searched online on how to perform this factory reset and although many have suggested holding the 0 key whilst booting up or the F8 key, neither of these seem to work.

When attempting to turn on my laptop whilst pressing either of these keys, I hear loud beeping and although I continue to hold either the 0 key or F8 button, it never proceeds to the boot up menu.

Can anyone on this forum please shed some light on what I appear to be doing wrong?

As Windows 10 has upgraded on my laptop I felt it would be a good start to back up my data and have a fresh out of the box laptop.

I look forward to any suggestions you may have!


If the manufacturer set up your PC to run from a compressed Windows image file (also known as Windows image file boot or WIMBoot) and included the option to restore factory settings, that option will no longer be available after you upgrade to Windows 10.
Help with upgrading to Windows 10 - Windows Help

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I have the above said laptop, which has a good deal of ram right now(im not sitting at it right now so im not sure how much). How far could you upgrade such a computer and could it be done with ddr-sdram.

But this all has me interested because i wasnt aware you could modify your laptop besides maybe a drive change. So what else can you do to a laptop like mine?

Answer:toshiba satelite ram upgrade

Please specify which model of Satellite (e.g. M30, P30) you have, there are many of them.

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Ok I am a total loss I need to remove the cd / dvd player from this laptop to replace it. I removed the keyboard I removed screws all over but it will not come out. what am I missing?? I looked on there website and it is horrible for support. I paid $149.00 to Toshiba for a replacement drive and I thought I was getting a new one only to find out when it came its a refurb and it came with no front bezel and NO directions. Should just pop out but it doesnt. ANY help would be greatly apprieciated thanks!!!


Answer:toshiba satelite L25- S121

Here you go Disassemble, repair and upgrade Toshiba laptop yourself

Yours has a couple of links down the page or use one of the other model's guide "generically".

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We have install MS Windows XP Prof and we have now the problem that sometimes the keyboard is not working. Only when we start the laptop again and the keyboard is working again.
Who have the solution of this problem?

Answer:Keyboard toshiba Satelite Pro M10

I never heard about this problem sorry.

As a precaution, do you have the latest bios installed ?

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If you do not want to erase the contents of your hard disk drive then press A to abort.
To continue press C.

When c is pressed the CD-ROM drive light blinks a few times and then the whole system just sit.
Running set up using a windows XP standard system disk get blue screen and Hardware list goes on then get this message:
Set up did not find any hard disk drivers installed in your computer.

Make sure any hard disk drivers are powered on and properly connected to your computer and that any disk related hardware configuration is correct this may involve running a manufacturer supplied diagnostic or setup program setup cannot continue to quit set up, press F3.
Help me!

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I have a Toshiba satelite c660, which up until yesterday was working fine, but then i got the BSOD, I managed to restart the pc in safe mode, but after i turned it off it came back on, I got the toshiba screen but then instead of loading windows it hung with a black screen and a fixed curser in top left hand side. After about 5 minutes a screen flashes but too quick for me to read, then a Boot menu appears. Can anybody advise? I have all my business work on the hard drive and cannot afford to lose it. TIA

Answer:toshiba satelite c660


I have a Toshiba satelite c660, which up until yesterday was working fine, but then i got the BSOD, I managed to restart the pc in safe mode, but after i turned it off it came back on, I got the toshiba screen but then instead of loading windows it hung with a black screen and a fixed curser in top left hand side. After about 5 minutes a screen flashes but too quick for me to read, boot failed, then a Boot menu appears, giving me the option of HDD/SSD Toshiba MK6475GSX, CD/DVD TSSTcorp CDDVDW SN-208AB, FDD and LAN <Enter BIOS Setup>. Can anybody advise? I have all my business work on the hard drive and cannot afford to lose it. TIA

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ok i'm getting random IE pop ups when connected to the internet. When not connected a constant stay offline or try again dialog appears from IE. The pop ups are aften i think win antivirus pro 2007 ads?

here's the log please help

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:53:26 AM, on 8/2/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Controls\TFncKy.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TouchED\TouchED.Exe
C:\Program Files\SigmaTel\SigmaTel AC97 Audio Drivers\stacmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSCDSPD\toscdspd.exe
C:\Program Files\Ares\Ares.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Distillr\acrotray.exe
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Answer:hijackthis log help toshiba satelite

Hello mannybabe

Please read this post completely before begining the fix. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding. Please ensure that there aren't any opened browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below. Save the following instructions in Notepad as this webpage would not be available when you're carrying out the fix.



Additional Downloads

Please download these additional files/programs. Do not run them until instructed to do so.
Unless otherwise stated, they should be stored in same directory as the HiJackThis program.


Download this file - Here

* IMPORTANT !!! Place combofix.exe on your Desktop

Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.
When finished, it shall produce a log for you.

Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause it to stall


Open HijackThis and click on 'Do a System Scan and save a Logfile'. Save the log file and post it here.


Create an uninstall list:

With HiJackThis still open Click on the configure button on the bottom right
Click on the tab "Misc Tools"
Click on the Box that says "Open Uninstall Manager"
Click on the button "Save list"
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Average FPS: 28.95
Duration: 37.41 sec
CPU Usage: 95%
System memory usage: 63%
Video memory usage: 27%

Graphics Settings
Video Mode: 1024 x 600 (60 Hz)
Texture Quality: Medium
Shadow Quality: Off
Reflection Resolution: Off
Water Quality: Low
Texture Filter Quality: Anisotropic x16
Night Shadows: Off
View Distance: 1
Detail Distance: 6

Microsoft Windows 8

Video Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7420G
Video Driver version:
Audio Adapter: Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)
AMD A4-4300M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics

File ID: Benchmark.cli

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Try to reinstall from the recovery partition with this procedure:

1. Make sure the computer is turned off.
2. Press and hold the 0 (zero) key on your keyboard while powering on the computer. When the computer powers on, the Toshiba Recovery Wizard screen displays.
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What OS is supposed to run? Windows or Linux?What does the "Main screen" show?

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pxe-e61: media test failure, check cable
pxe-m0f: existing intel boot agent.
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I have tried to check out what is happening and have found that it may be a memory problem but am not sure how to find out for sure.

I have considered using the restore disc but am afraid that I might make things worse if it is a memory problem.


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Hello Daniel

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reflash the bios chip, using external programmer.

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Just recently found out about these new drivers mostly issued in Dec 2007. I purchased a Satelite Pro A200 in Nov , there 32 + BIOS updates for this laptop

I am going abroad in fortnight with the laptop. Do you think its really necessary to be installing all these new drivers before i go away?

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Comment s will be taken and review the status etc.

Regards deejaydee

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