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Toshiba Satallite C660/C660D Webcam Help

Question: Toshiba Satallite C660/C660D Webcam Help

C:/Program Files (x86) TOSHIBA/TOSHIBA Web Camera Application/TWeb Camera.exeThe application has failed to start because its side by side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log or use the command-line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail.What is the application event log?Why would this occurr?How can I fix it to access the application? Easy step by step is appreciated. I run on Windows 7 Home Premium.

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Answer: Toshiba Satallite C660/C660D Webcam Help

Hi there,you can try downloading your camera software, then re-installing it again. It's supposed to work after that.You can find drivers/software for your model from http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/home.jsp?nav=downloadCheers!

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I recently got the Toshiba satellite c660/c660D laptop for my 21st birthday in July. It says there is an integrated web camera but I can't see it or find it. Also when I try to use the video call on Skype it says there isn't any web camera connected.

I was just wondering how can I get the web camera working? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

Answer:Satellite C660/C660D - Webcam is not working

Which operating system do you use?
When you open device manager check please if web cam is listed there. You can find it under imaging devices.

Check also BIOS settings. I’m not sure but maybe is webcam disabled there. Check it out.

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Hi,

I was just wondering if the web camera on the Satellite C660/C660D is colour or black and white?
If its colour, how do I change it to colour?

Thanks.

Answer:Satellite C660/C660D - Webcam colour or black and white?

Hi

Of course it?s color cam.
It?s a common webcam? Do you have just black/white webcam picture?
In your case I recommend checking the webcam software options.
Start the Camera Assistant software and in the Properties you could find the option called ?Backlight Compensation?. Check this option.
Furthermore in the ?Image? tab you will find some controls like: brightness, gamma, hue, saturation and sharpness. Play around with these settings.

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Hi

We recently purchased a Toshiba Satallite Pro C660D-10C for one of the teachers at the school, We originally left it as it was with Windows 7 installed but discovered compatibility problems with our system (Server 2003). After a trial period we decided to roll it back to Windows XP Pro but Toshiba's support site doesn't contain any of the drivers we need. Most I've been able to find but am lacking the SM Bus Controller and the Video Controller.
Can we get the Windows XP Pro 32bit Drivers suitable for this notebook?

Regards
Chris

Answer:Satallite Pro C660D-10C: Roll back to XP, Drivers needed.

> Most I've been able to find but am lacking the SM Bus Controller and the Video Controller.

Here is a nice HowTo which helps you to identify the unknown device and to find the right driver:
How to identify an unknown device
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/ann.jspa?annID=78

I think the SM bus controller is the card reader and you need card reader driver
The video controller is graphic chip which requires graphic card driver.

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I cant get my webcam built in to work on Satellite C660D/C660. Do I need to switch it on or download a driver?

Help

Answer:How to activate web cam on Satellite C660-C660D?

Which OS do you use?
If you use Win7 you must download webcam driver.

Can you please post exact notebook model?

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Hello admin,

I would like to know if my Toshiba Satellite C660/C660D supports 3D video. I played one of the sample video on YouTube and use one of the simple 3D glasses (which I received free when went to cinema watch 3d movie) but that seem to be not working, or could it be my laptop which doesn?t support 3D.

Please explain in details. Many thanks

Answer:Does Satellite C660/C660D support 3D videos?

There is nothing to explain ?in details?. I don?t know which Satellite do you have exactly but it is not known to me that any of Satellite C660/C660D has 3D capability.

Which model do you have exactly?

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There is no option to disable it on this laptop, I have searched for the answer online but nothing, there seems to be no way to do it on this model of laptop. I tried downloading the new touchpad driver from this site but had absolutely no effect and gave me no more options to disable it, it changed nothing. Completely stuck now and its driving me crazy!

The mouse also clicks on its own randomly even when Im not touching it, always seems to get bad when im gaming.

I still want to use the touchpad to move the pointer around, just don't want to use it to click.

Answer:How do i disable tap-to-click on Satellite C660/C660D?

On my Satellite S50-B is installed ELAN software and tapping option can also not be disabled.

Explanation: one finger tapping always performs Point/Click/Select function, which is equivalent to clicking the left mouse button.

It is really strange that this option doesn't exist.

Anyway, if you don't need touchpad in general you can enable/disable it using Fx button (don't know exactly which one on this notebook model).

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Does anyone know where I can buy a replacement space bar for my C660/C660D in the UK?

Answer:Need replacement space bar key for Satellite C660/C660D

As far as I know you cannot buy single key. If something is defective you can get new keyboard only.
F you search plastic cover only try to buy some cheap and already used keyboard on ebay and replace keypad.

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My Mum bought a Tosh Sat C660/C660D about 5 months ago. From day one,it has been slower than a snail with a cold.

*Problem:*
When you click on the start button, it can take a good 10 - 20 seconds for the menu to pop up. When you select say MS Word, that can take 30 - 40 seconds to load up. Even opening IE can take a good 30 second, and then theres the time for the website to open on top of this.

System monitor shows (CPU between 3% & 7%), (Physical memory (84% Used) : This is when system is at rest, not doing anything, no programs running.

Laptop has Celeron 1.5ghz, 1gb RAM and Windows 7 (64bit). I know its not like the BEST laptop out there, but I think is stud react a little quicker than it is doing.

Dont have a lot installed, mainly MS office. No games or graphic programs.

***WHAT IVE DONE SO FAR***

* Done the Toshiba, build in system recovery. (Several times)
* Reg Clean, System Clean, Defrag
* Updated BIOS & Chip Set

Any Ideas????????

Answer:Super slow Satellite C660/C660D

>System monitor shows (CPU between 3% & 7%), (Physical memory (84% Used)

In my opinion you should upgrade the RAM.
84% is already used by system therefore it takes much longer to start other application.
Your notebook use 1GB RAM running Win7 64bit?dude? I don?t not wonder that your notebook is running slow.

I recommend updating the RAM to 2GB or better 3GB or 4GB RAM

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I cannot get my HP Deskjet F4500 Series printer set up to connect with my new Satellite C660/C660D-125 Laptop.
I am given to understand from other internet forums, that there are Windows & compatibility issues.
Any help would be appreciated.
Best
Mick

Answer:Satellite C660/C660D-125 - HP 4580 Printer Set Up

Hello Mick

If there are some compatibility issues HP must know about that. Call HP support and ask for assistance. They are familiar with own products and can offer best support.

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Dear reader,

I am struggling for days now with my Satellite C660/C660D 1FH (SN: 2C092277K).
I did a clean install of a legit Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) and installed the drivers in the correct way as maild to me by the Toshiba customer support.

But when I install the ATI videocard drivers it says "installing" but after that nothing is installed.
My laptop is still using the standard VGA adapter and my maximum resolution is 1024x768.

I called tech support several times but all they tell me is "install in the right order".

I did a clean install 3 times (4 in total) and followed their guide, but nothing. Is there anyone who can help me out on this matter as I am getting a little bit frustrated *lol*

Yours sincerely,


Angelo



*All date lined up:*
Toshiba Satellite C660/C660D
Serial number: 2C092277K
Sticker says: Dual Core and AMD Radeon Graphics
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
Model no: PSC1YE

Answer:Satellite C660/C660D 1FH - GPU driver cannot be installed in any way

Have you tried to install this driver?

After AMD display driver install AMD AHCI driver.

Test it please and post some feedback.

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hi ,i want to take my pc back to factory settings but dont have a clue how this is done. anybody heilp please.

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Hy,

On the manual stayes that I can upgrade my dedicated video ram till 4Gb but I do not find this option in Advanced Option, neither in Bios, I have a Satellite C660/C660D.

By the way, my CPU is supporting 16 Gb and my motherboard also, Why can't I set on it 16?, because in the manual it is said only 8!

Regards,

r

Answer:Video RAM upgrade on Satellite C660/C660D

I don't know which model do you have exactly but video Ram cannot be upgraded ?directly?. All you can do is to upgrade RAM. With more RAM more memory will be used for graphic operations.

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I have a satellite C660/C660D laptop and, having been nagged for months by windows pop-ups which said that my machine is suitable and eligible for an upgrade to windows 10, I finally gave in and clicked to receive the upgrade to windows 10.

(The machine came with windows 7 and had worked fine for me)

After the "upgrade" to windows 10 things like email and internet searches worked fine and so (apart from having to find my way around the screen anew) I was happy. Just recently though I tried to use interactive graphs on some of the websites I use and, instead of the graphs that I usually see, I got a rectangle with a chequered pattern and nothing else. The next problem was with my disc player, which was not even recognised.
A friend who is more IT savvy than me suggested that I should check that I still had Javascript (needed for the interactive stuff so he said). I found that Java was missing completely and so downloaded it again; after this the interactive graphs worked for a day. The next morning the interactive stuff had disappeared and Java was once again missing from the listed programmes.
My friend suggested that I have a disc in the player and then start the machine; this worked and I got my sound back - - - but no picture. My friend suggested I update Adobe Flash, which I tried resulting in a string of links each of which suggested that Adobe Flash has serious security issues.

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Sorry for such a dum question but I have dial up internet (living in rural France).
Could someone tell me what I need to buy to be able to use my dial up connection (there doesn't seem to be a built in modem).

I would also like to be able to use the wifi internet at MacD's what do I have to do to be able to do this ?

Thanks for any help ;-)

Answer:Satellite C660/C660D - Dial Up Modem and Wi-Fi Question

Hi LaVidalerie,

To setup an dial up internet connection you need an external modem like [THIS|http://www.amazon.co.uk/Zoom-56k-V-92-External-Modem/dp/B00294EQ5U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1302532267&sr=8-1] one. You can connect it to your computer via USB port and then you can plug in the phone cable.

Regarding the WLAN connection: I don?t know what you mean with ?MacD?s? but you should ask the local system administrator how to setup the WLAN connection and what settings are required.

Check this!!!

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Hello Toshiba community

I'm a new Toshiba user, I have a new laptop of Toshiba as model of it's Satellite C660 / C660D, I'm using my new laptop for 6 months and I'm kind of having a lot of time on my laptop. Sometimes I keep it open for more than 10 hours.

My problem is like 3-4 months ago at the right-bottom of the screen a warning came out like "There is something wrong with your hard-disc, you should give it to any Toshiba service for the guarantee".
But that's happened because I played on the users, I mean the users option for windows, not something about hardware, just changing the current user's name caused this and it now has weird name when I reversed the name change; it turned to something like TOSH~1 etc.

After several time, I mean like 1 month ago my computer got very slow. I was playing video games with their high resolution but now the laptop lags even I put them at low resolution.. I didn't change any hardware or touched it. But it's frustrating to see that I can't do the things that I used to do anymore.

Another thing is, I'm scared from laptop's heat. Is it normal to have 49-50 degrees? Because when I play games it's around that degree. I live in a hot city.

Some people offered me to use HD Tune to check if I have a bad sector on hdd, I did it. Didn't work either.
I deleted some of my files to get free space on my HDD also, likely 150 gigs at total. I even wiped the empty area in my HDD via CCleaner. I often do the registery-fix w... Read more

Answer:Re: Overheating and lagging issues on Satellite C660/C660D

It is not easy to say what is wrong there. Generally speaking you should think about upgrading RAM to maximum level. With more RAM notebook should have more ?power? and different operations should be done much faster.

To make my notebook better and faster I?ve upgraded RAM to maximum level and also changed HDD to SSD. There is so big difference and now notebook runs as rocket. Think about RAM upgrade.
>Another thing is, I'm scared from laptop's heat. Is it normal to have 49-50 degrees?
From my point of view this temperature is normal and definitely not too high. When you use your notebook place it on the desk and be sure cooling fan and cooling grill are free and not blocked.

Don?t open your notebook. You cannot do anything anyway, except to cancel your valid warranty. RAM upgrade can be done by notebook owner and it will not cancel your warranty.

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Hello.

I just wanna ask if it?s possible to change my wireless card on this laptop, (satelliteC660/C660d)?

Answer:Can I change WLAN card on Satellite C660/C660D?

You can exchange the card but question is which one do you want to use.
The same one if original card is defective or you want to upgrade it?

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Having purchased the Satellite C660/c660D less than a month ago.
I am disappointed to see the shift key (left) as well as the CTRL key causing the screen to go black intermittently when typing my blog...

Pretty sure not blogger as tested in word too.
Any ideas as this is poor given the reviews and price..
HELP..dosnt do it every time but much of the time. Not happy!

This is a fault i wouldn't expect from this brand

Thanks for any help

Answer:Satellite C660/C660D - shift key causes the screen to go black

Hi

> I am disappointed to see the shift key (left) as well as the CTRL key causing the screen to go black intermittently when typing my blog...

What does this means exactly? Pressing SHIFT and CTRL button disable the display and you are not able to see anything on the monitor?
Is this right?

Did you check if this happens using an external USB keyboard too?
If not, I would assume that your keyboard malfunctions and needs to be replaced.

A friend of mine has had a issue with my keyboard. The cursor jumped around and some characters were displayed twice? this could be solved by BIOS update?I?m not sure if your notebook uses the latest BIOS but you could check this too.

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So this morning after trying to power up my Toshiba Satellite C660/C660D I was met with a black screen.

The power lights both work and light up, the fans whirl when I power up but nothing ever comes up on the screen, I was wondering if anyone could help here?

It's less than 3 months old.

Answer:Satellite C660/C660D will not boot up (black screen)

To be honest I really don?t know how to help you.
Remove battery, leave notebook for a while and try to start notebook with AC power supply only. Try to do it several times with and without battery. If nothing helps there must be some hardware problem so I recommend you to contact Toshiba service and ask for help.

Warranty is valid so there is no reason to be worried about it.

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Hi

I?ve lost the disk which u restore with. Is there any other way to restore it.

Answer:Satellite C660/C660D - lost restoring disc

Toshiba notebooks can be restored to ?factory settings? on two ways:
1- Using Toshiba recovery DVD
2- HDD recovery installation as described on - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD1303440001R01.htm

If none of these ways work for you, you must order new recovery disc on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

If you have more questions you are welcome.

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So is the data on D safe if I use recovery?

thanks

Answer:Re: Satellite C660/C660D will using recovery erase data on D partition?

Hi

From my knowledge using Recovery Disk would format the whole HDD and all partitions would be created again during this process.
This means that your data on D partition is not safe.

But from my experience the usage of HDD recover would format only the system (C) partition? not quite sure if this applies to all the Toshiba notebooks so possibly you should test this first time? in such case would recommend backup the data in case D partition would be erased.

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Satellite C660/C660D: Trying to load any image from whatever source fails, with the error message 'an internal error has occurred'. I have tried all the procedures in control panel; none allow a change of background image, although colours can still be altered, as well as themes.

Microsoft advises this is a manufacturer issue, as my OS is OEM.
Can anyone help identify this error and suggest how to fix it?

Answer:Satellite C660/C660D - Desktop background image not loading

I?ve never heard about such issue.
Can you change standard background pictures offered by Windows?

When this problem occurs do you want to use some private pictures?

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having probs with this laptop using Vista.

I have 2 users - 1 works fine!

the other - the main one - will not run any applications and comes up with a message saying I don't have permission to run this application.

I'd post a pic of the error but paint won't work

the only thing that does work is Outlook Express.

I have changed the permissions on the main drive to full control for the users

user/viv

administrator/viv already had full control!!

please help!!

Answer:Toshiba satallite L30-101

extra info

Right click and click RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR give the same error

Not all errors are the same

Running Google Earth give Error - Parameters Unknown.

The start menu is blank on the left hand side (no pinned items or recent apps)

Also just had Windows Registration has stopped working on this user account?

any suggestions welcolme!

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I'm trying to fix this laptop for a girl I know, I've built machines and fixed many before and this is my first time needing help but I am stumped.

Basically she told me her hard drive had stopped working, this was verified by a third party. I told her what hard drive to buy, she got it and I installed it.

I initially tried to install windows 7 from a USB, it was recognised in the but I was getting a failure.

I assumed something was up with the USB so tried to install from CD which is also failing:

[ CD/DVD&nbsp;&nbsp; TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L633C] is failed<br><br>The hard drive is recognised.

I have tried changing the SATA controller mode to compatibility, which is the only other option from AHCI

Somewhere it pops up Media Test failure, check cable but very quickly so I barely can read it, but CD, hard drive and USB's are all recognised.

Any thoughts? I've had this laptop for a couple of weeks now, she is getting understandably impatient, please help :/

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my screen now goes blank after the windows xp icon (the blue bar}, dont know how to sort this out.running windows xp prof

Answer:toshiba a30 satallite laptop

Will it start in Safe Mode click here

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Help, one of the road warriors changed the BIOS password on the notebook before shipping it back to the company.

While we all have an idea why he did it to the Boss, I am the one tasked with fixing it, and I thought he was a good egg.

Anyone know the backdoor BIOS passowrd to these buggers. There is no jumpers.

thanks
Joani
 

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Hi im looking for some help please
i have a Toshiba satallite C50-B-120 was working fine
but now it wont boot when i press the power on button
i can hear the fan and the hard drive noise
but nothing comes on screen i have tried conecting it to the tv
nothing happens i have removed the battery and the memory and the hard drive
turned it on still nothing no beeps nothing the fan still comes on but
and the power button stays white is there anything else i can try
thanks
rob
 

Answer:Toshiba satallite C50-B-120 wont turn on help

I'd post over in the Internal Hardware forums for assistance with this:    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/7/internal-hardware/ 
IMO (I'm not a hardware expert) I'd take it to a shop/send it in to Toshiba Service for an estimate (looks like a bad video card to me - may take a motherboard replacement to fix it).

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My toshiba laptop has begun restarting itself. We have had it for about 3 years, its worked perfectly up until this weekend.

It shut itself down, we presumed it had overheated so we left it a while. When we started it back up it jumped to the 'windows did not shut down properly page' as you would expect.

When we chose the option to proceed, it got to the windows page then just restarted itself back to the 'windows did not shut down properly page'. Even if you try to start in safe mode it doesnt do this, simply restarts.

Anyone any ideas what could be the matter, before I either spend a fortune getting it fixed or chuck it in the canal? My main concern is all the pictures stored on the computer and being able to retrieve these.
 

Answer:Toshiba satallite laptop restarting itself

it may be due to overheating - try blowing out the vents - in case its a build up of dust.
 

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Hi im looking for some help please
i have a Toshiba satallite C50-B-120 was working fine
but now it wont boot when i press the power on button
i can hear the fan and the hard drive noise
but nothing comes on screen i have tried conecting it to the tv
nothing happens i have removed the battery and the memory and the hard drive
turned it on still nothing no beeps nothing the fan still comes on but
and the power button stays white is there anything else i can try
thanks
rob
 

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Dear forum members,

My Toshiba U50D-A is not turning on. If you press the power button its fan is just starting giving noise but screen did not showing anything, even BIOS loading with "Toshiba" logo. Tha laptop is on Windows 10.

Please help me with some suggestions.

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Hi,

I recently bought a Satallite A300-177 which comes with a web camera bulit in.
I am want to save images that I take with it, but it only lets me email them.

Could someone help me with how to save them or whether it isnt possible?

Many thanks
Gill

Answer:Satallite A300-177: How to save images using the internal webcam

Hi

I don?t know if my advice will be useful for you because I don?t have the A300 but another A series with the internal webcam.

In my case I have to access the webcam software. It appears in the taskbar.

- Make a double click and go the ?Settings?.
- There you can find different tabs. Choose the tab called ?pictures?.
- There you should find the setting and the path to the created pictures.

I would recommend checking the source where the created pictures were stored.

Greetings mate

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I installed two 1024 memory modules in my laptop. all seems to be ok. did not get any errors or have not had problems with installing Vista Home Premium clean install.
in system information it shows total physical mem 893.63
also the virtual memory total is 2.0 and avail. vertual is 1.25
when looking at task manager under the performance tab the total is 893
and the page file varies about 1000/2045
I feel that the memory is not all fully functional?
How can I test to see if all is there.
system seems slow but Vista is a hog.
Larry

Answer:toshiba 105a satallite a105 memory

this problem has been solved.
Thanks to anyone reading.

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I know that Toshiba does not support changing their laptops from Windows Vista to Windows Xp, however I had so many issues with the laptop (I received it from a friend) that was related to viruses and other issues, and didn't have the original util disc's that came with the computer so I reformated the system and installed a copy of Windows XP instead.I have currently upgraded all the device drivers on the computer and everything is currently working great. My problem with the system is that when I boot the computer, it rocks right on past the (f2 for setup, f12 for boot up) bios startup page, however thats when it turns into a turtle and takes 15 to 30 mins to load. Then it flashes into the animated Windows XP load screen and then hurrys right on along.What can be causing the computer to slow down during the boot process? The screen looks black, with the bottom of the screen having incremental vertical dashes as a progress bar... it seriously takes the computer anywhere from 15 to 30 mins to complete the process that it is doing, I have no clue what process it is, but then it speeds right back up and works perfectly.Is there anyway I can speed up this load time? It used to take 1-2 mins to load with windows Vista, now 15-30 with xp? Doesn't make sense!Toshiba Satallite A215-S5818 ~ Windows XP SP3 ~ No Anti-Virus Software or Firewall programs installed yet. I've only upgraded device drivers, got everything working, and now waiting to try to speed up the boot time.

Answer:Toshiba Satallite A215-S5818 ~ Windows XP

You didn't mention loading the main chipset drivers.You MUST load them.XP doesn't have the drivers built in for most things that first came out after XP was first released, circa 2001, and it doesn't have some of the drivers built in for things made before that. Whenever you load Windows from a regular Windows CD (or DVD) from scratch, after Setup is finished you must load the drivers for the mboard, particularly the main chipset drivers, in order for Windows to have the proper drivers for and information about your mboard hardware, including it's AGP or PCI-E, ACPI, USB 2.0 if it has it, and hard drive controller support. If you have a generic system and have the CD that came with the mboard, all the necessary drivers are on it. If you load drivers from the web, brand name system builders and mboard makers often DO NOT have the main chipset drivers listed in the downloads for your model - in that case you must go to the maker of the main chipset's web site, get the drivers, and load them.

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I am having problems with the ma****a dvd drive and the accoustic silencer?
did a clean install of vista home prem. have also updated the accoustic silencer to 2.0 but system hangs when burning music to a cd.
under xp you could disable this feature.
any thing more I can do when running vista? toshiba sucks on this drive.
running 2gig mem.
Larry

Answer:toshiba 105a satallite a105 dvd drive

My problem was too many programs trying to hook into dvd. Apple software mainly. Removed filters and problem was resolved.

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Question: Toshiba C660D

I have a Toshiba C660D but when booting the laptop it gets passed the welcome screen but it then says "windows explorer crashed" and prevents me from doing anything else i.e. No desktop icons load

It seems like someone turned off the laptop half way through a windows update.

Spec:

Toshiba C660D
Windows 7 64Bit

Any idea on how to fix this?

Answer:Toshiba C660D

I do not know a permanent solution but you could try manually opening explorer.exe every time you startup.
1.Press Ctrl+Alt+Del and click on task manager.
2.Go to processes and stop explorer.exe if it is still there.
3.Click File and then New Task.
4.Type in explorer.exe and click ok.
If the taskbar appears, it has sucessfully started Windows Explorer.

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My computer is a Toshiba Satellite C660D-10D with Windows 7. I bought it 6 months ago and in the beginning, my webcam was working properly, with the 640 resolution. Now, the image of the webcam is very blur, the resolution is only 320*240 and I can't change it, because this is the only option. I re-installed the driver, but the problem is still the same.

What can I do to fix it?

Answer:Satellite C660D-10D - Low resolution of webcam

Hi

The notebook supports a 0.3M Pixel web camera and the supported image sizes are:
160X120, 176X144, 320X240(QQVGA), 352X288, 640X480(VGA)
You can also record the movie in 320x240 and 640x480.
So as you can see the hardware supports the higher resolution.

I?ve no idea why the other values are locked? possibly something wrong in the registry or similar?

I though new webcam software installation could fix this? maybe you should uninstall the webcam software firstly and then should clean the registry using CCleaner and then could install the software once again? otherwise in worst case you will need to reinstall the OS

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Hi,

I've got a Toshiba C660D-1D9 running Windows 7 , the unit sounds as if it's powering up but just to black screen and no lights on keyboard.

On Saturday I got the insert boot media boot message, assumed the os was damaged and was going to try fresh install as i couldn't use the system recovery built in. Now, nothing.

So far i've tried using different memory and an external screen but i'm getting no joy out of it I'm going to try the hard drive in my other laptop

Any ideas? Thanks

Answer:Tempremental Toshiba C660D

Hi,

Given this sounds like a hardware issue, and as it's a laptop, I would recommend contacting Toshiba support for a repair / replacement given it's under warranty, etc.

Regards,

Patrick

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Hello all great site brill....I have a Toshiba satellite pro C660D-1D9 Been going on/off a few times...give it a good clean...I read somewhere?that the on/off switch goes in time?have you had this problem?also when I had it the recovery part was missing..i seen some files in a VDH File tried to open then put cant lol....I can see all the back files so on but no luck. i.am not paying ?35.00 40.00 for recovery discs...I,am waiting for windows 10.....anyway if you can help me out I`ve be most greatful Thanks Nigel........

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Hi

I bought my laptop 2 weeks ago and have only started using my webcam today.
It is very poor quality and is flickering.
This is happening during the day in good light as well when it is dark outside with the light on.

My os is windows7 x64.
Yes the film of plastic is off of the front of it i have checked.
I have reinstalled the driver twice and is still the same poor quality.
I have restarted the process in device manager as well.

Please help i cannot think of anything else i can do.

Answer:Satellite C660D webcam very poor quality

I don?t know which notebook model do you have but Satellite C660D in general has not HD cam but 0.3M Pixcel Camera only. And with such cam you cannot expect excellent picture.

There is nothing you can do. If the cam driver is installed properly you can just try to change cam settings in hope the picture will be a little bit better.
When I compare 0,3M pixcel cam on old L300 and now 1.0M (HD) Pxcel Camera in my new P500 the difference is simply huge.

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Hi,

my C660 is 2 weeks old and the webcam has suddenly stopped working, the window where the camera image should show has been replaced with an image of a flower.
Face recognition was working fine up until today but this also has stopped working. I have checked all the settings and everything to my (admittedly limited) knowledge seems to be as it should be.
I have tried a system restore and this has made no difference.

Can anyone help?
Thank you.

Answer:Satellite C660D-14W - webcam stopped working

Start web camera application and there you will find option ?Effect?. Open it and go to third tab called ?Screen Cover? and be sure it is set to OFF.
This should remove this flower that you see.

Restart you notebook and check webcam application again.

Please send some feedback.

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Hi folks

I'm looking for a recommendation for an SSD for my laptop, Satellite C660D-10W

I want to do a clean build - I have a new licensed copy of Windows 10 Pro.

I bought a Kingston drive following some research online, but subsequently found out from Kingston themselves stating they don't support use of this device in my laptop.


Toshiba customer support put me on to Topaz who recommended product + service (albeit not an SSD!!!) costing in excess of ?250. For that price I can get a like-for-like replacement of the laptop, under warrantee!

I'm looking for a simple option where I can buy an SSD and do the install myself. 250Gb to 500 GB for in the region of ?60ish.

Thoughts?
Chris

Answer:Please recommend an SSD for Toshiba Satellite C660D-10W

I have a Crucial SSD in my C660-1D7. It's transformed my laptop. Boots in seconds!
They have some special offers at the moment such as this http://uk.crucial.com/gbr/en/satelli...-10w/CT6696741 250Gb @?63.59

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Hi,
I have Satellite C660D-13H and I just wanna to work with win XP but unfortunatley i can't find any drivers for my model on Toshiba site. It is possible for that model to work with XP? Because that CPU is too weak for Win 7?!
Can somebody help me?

Thanks in advice,
S. Stoev

Answer:Drivers for Win XP Toshiba Satellite C660D-13H

Hi

It seems that Win XP is not supported on Satellite C660D and therefore you cannot find the drivers on the Toshibas driver pages.
But even if the Win XP drivers are not available, you can install Win XP.
But you will have to search for the XP drivers at your own hand.

Here is a nice document how to determine the needed drivers:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/ann.jspa?annID=78

You can also try some XP drivers released for other notebook models like Satellite C650D

But I recommend using Win 7 since this is the best OS from Microsoft.
The CPU is not too weak. Even my 6 years old notebook uses Win 7. I installed this OS and it runs properly.

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Goodmorning,
after an HD crash I was forced to re-install the Windows 7 x64 operating system. Unfortunately I haven't the system disks so I re-intalled from an original Microsoft disk Windows 7 and download the various drivers for my model from the Toshiba Support site.
The only driver not working has been the Webcam one.
My Satellite is the model C660D-11C part. n? PSC0UE-00C006IT
The Webcam onboard is the model C2PB1P (from Chicony I think)
Before the HD problem occurred the webcam was perfectly working.
The official webcam driver available for my model and OP was:
- Version 1.1.1.16
I also download and try the following drivers available for other, similar Satellite model and same OP:
- Version 1.1.5.7
- Version 2.0.0.19
- Version 2.0.1.5
No one driver was able to find the webcam.
Can anyone hel me?
What can I do now?
Thanks

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Hi all,

got this new laptop a few days ago, there's an integrated webcam on it, but I am having no joy and finding the settings for it, normally on Toshiba laptops I've seen a little box pop up on the desktop at the side where it shows a link to start it up....would welcome ANY help !!!



Emma.

Answer:Cannot find settings for Integrated Webcam - Satellite C660D

Hi Emma

If you use original preinstalled OS this should be shown. By default ?Web camera Application? starts with OS. What you can try is to start it manually.

Start > All Programs > Toshiba > Utilities Web Camera Application.

Please try to start it on this way.

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Hello, I have a Toshiba laptop (Toshiba Satellite c660d-16l) and I have a serious problem. As I said in title, the laptop will NEVER boot to windows. I have tried many hard disks in this laptop, but no disk will manage to work properly. Either it will show a blue screen while the windows logo is loading, or it will not let me format any disk (not depending on the operating system). Could you please suggest me any solution? Thanks for your time.

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Hi. Does anyone know how to reset the BIOS password for a Toshiba Satellite C660D 19X please? There are a number of very good YouTube videos for almost identical models, but they don't work on this one. The motherboard has changed a bit, and the reset jumpers don't seem to be in quite the same place, if they still exist. This video very nearly has the answer, but it's not quite right for the particular model variant I need:

LINK REMOVED BY MOD

I think it's very likely there is a similar answer to this problem - it just needs the right person to answer it. Thanks.
 

Answer:reset the BIOS password for a Toshiba Satellite C660D 19X

You want to reset it, or remove it? Once you enter the original password, there should be an option to do either, but I am not familiar with Toshiba's bios. But you will need the original password.
 

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I have recently purchased a Satellite C660D-14W, and when activating the webcam application, I cannot increase the image size from 160*120.

The image size (i.e. the image of myself that I see when activating the webcam) used to be much larger, but when I select the drop-down resolution menu to see I can enlarge the preview image, the only option I am given is 160*120.

A couple of times before this problem started, when I booted the laptop I got an error message saying that the webcam application couldn't be activated; I have uninstalled and reinstalled the webcam driver, but no luck.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Best wishes,

Andy

Answer:Satellite C660D-14W - Webcam Query: Can't Adjust Image Preview Size

Hi

Even if the webcam driver reinstallation didn?t help you, I would still recommend checking this once again.
You should uninstall the webcam software firstly!

Then you should clean the registry because the registry still contains some entries.
You can use the CCleaner? it?s a good software to keep the registry and OS clean.

After that reboot the unit several times and then download the webcam software from the Toshiba page? then install this and reboot the unit.
Now check the webcam functionality!

Note: installed 3rd party software (skype, etc..) might affect the webcam functionality so check the webcam before you would install the software.

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Hello,

I have a Satelite C660D-19X (S/N 3C155987K) and due to a error, i need master password for Toshiba hard drive to unlock it !

Disk drive : MK3275GSX
S/N : 3217PK55T
Level security actually : max

I used MHDD tool and "32 space" as master password but it don't work...

Thanks for your help.

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Hi,

I've got issues with a Toshiba MK5065GSX SATA 500GB from a client's Satellite C660D.

Can't boot into the machine: was doing a factory default restore and in booting comes up with error, so won't actually load Windows. Thus can't use logged in diags. This machine does not seem to have any disk diags on boot options

Where are the diagnostic utilities for download so as to be able to test the hard drive?

Thanx

Answer:Satellite C660D - issues with a Toshiba MK5065GSX SATA 500GB HDD

> Where are the diagnostic utilities for download so as to be able to test the hard drive?
It is not known to me that Toshiba offers such diagnostic tools. All you can do is to use some third part tool and test HDD.

Anyway, if HDD make troubles and you are not able to use it with preinstalled OS and clean recovery image installation I presume HDD must be exchanged.
On new HDD you can install recovery image and offer well working machine with ?factory settings? to your client.
HDDs are not expensive anymore and I cannot imagine there is a big problem for your client.

What you can also do is to offer upgrade with SSD. Believe me this would be good upgrade and result will be more powerful and much faster machine.

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hello everyone,

i am new here and dont know how to make a post at the site so i am writing here!

i have a toshiba satellite c660-1fv and just made a format at the laptop
i install all drivers except th webcams because i cant i try a lot of time a lot of webcams drivers for my model but nothing,
it tell me not webcam detected, i check at the device manager and there is not the cameras one

please help

Answer:Satellite C660-1fv - no webcam

Originally Posted by klausikuka18


hello everyone, i am new here and dont know how to make a post at the site so i am writing here!
i have a toshiba satellite c660-1fv and just made a format at the laptop i install all drivers except th webcams because i cant i try a lot of time a lot of webcams drivers for my model but nothing,iit tell me not webcam detected, i check at the device manager and there is not the cameras one please help



If you go to this page https://forum.toshiba.eu/forumdispla...llite-C-Series there is a link at the top to "post new thread", this will allow you to post your own threads.

Clearly your webcam has not been detected, is there any chance that the wires from the webcam are damaged? was the laptop screen replaced?

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Webcam is not working. I tried to uninstall webcam application but unable to uninstall it also tried to upgrade webcam driver downloaded and tried to install webcam driver upgraded on July 2011... dat too cannot be done.

Help me fixing my cam.

Answer:Satellite C660 1-EL - Webcam is not working

How to help if we are missing most important info:
Which operating system do you use?
Do you use original preinstalled OS or own OS version?
Is webcam listed in device manager?

??

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Hi there,

new to the site looking for some assistance.
I have just purchased a used laptop. It?s a Toshiba Satellite C600-217

I can?t detect a webcam and supposedly there?s one built in.
I have looked in the control panel and hardware device manager but there?s nothing there for a webcam.

I am at a complete loss and would like some help please

Answer:Webcam is not detected on my Satellite C660-217

> I can?t detect a webcam and supposedly there?s one built in.
>I have looked in the control panel and hardware device manager but there?s nothing there for a webcam.

Hi in some BIOS version there is an additional option to enable the webcam.
Please check the BIOS.

If the BIOS would not provide such option? well, in such case I would assume that your webcam module is faulty.
If the webcam module would be OK, then you should see something in the device manager even if the driver/software would not be installed.
You know...

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Tryed downloading drivers , but still windows can't detect my integrated webcam.



Windoms 7 home premium 64-bit operating system. program files (x86) (don't know if that helps)

Also I installed camera assistant software but when I run it it says camera is disabled.

Really need answers , thanks.

Answer:Re: How to enable webcam on Satelite C660-18C?

Do you use OS that you got with your notebook or own OS version?
Since when have you noticed this issue?

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HI,

I have a new Satellite Pro C660. Great computer, but the inbuilt camera is very very grainey. I have tried all the different settings, background lighting etc, but still can't get a decent picture.

Any suggertions please.
Thanks..Phil

Answer:Satellite Pro C660 - Webcam is very grainey

Hello

Have you already removed the protection sticker on webcam from factory? Over the webcam there is such a sticker and you have to remove it.

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I own a Satellite C660-1JH that has a webcam that doesnt seem to work.
Any ideas please?

Answer:Satellite C660-1JH - Webcam missing

Hi buddy,

And can you post more details please? This one sentence says nothing. Is the webcam picture black or what exactly?

Have you tried a webcam driver update? You can find it here:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com

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I have a Toshiba Satellite C660 - 1D7 and I would like to disable or switch off my Webcam.

Can this be done please?

J

Answer:Can I switch off webcam on my Satellite C660-1D7?

Hello

To be honest I don?t understand your question. Webcam is on if you use it with some application like Skype or preinstalled Webcam application. When the cam is on small blue light near the cam is ON.

When the application is closed cam will be off.

Please be so nice and explain your problem more detailed.

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Bit of a weird problem with the webcam on my C660 laptop. It works fine on skype no problems at all and captures pictures fine, but whenever I try and record a video, it makes a beeping noise when I press 'record' then completely freezes, the light near my webcam goes off (so I'm assuming the webcam itself is off?) and refuses to respond. I've waiting for an hour, hoping it would catch up but it doesn't. Eventually it has to be closed using task manager as it will not respond.

Any idea what's going on with it or why it's doing that? I've not added or changed any of the stuff it originally came with, I'm not very tech savvy so no idea how to sort it

Thank you :)

Answer:Satellite C660 - webcam is not recording

Have you tested functionality with preinstalled ?Toshiba webcam application??
You have ?Capture? and ?Record? options there.

Please check it and post some feedback.

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hi,

I can not get my web cam to work at all, I have downloaded the webcam application a few times and it works fine until I restart my laptop as it asked then I receive a notification stating that it was not installed correctly.

Has anyone else has this problem and can help me install it as i have been trying to get it to work since xmas time.

Thank you x

Answer:Satellite C660-19E - Can't get my webcam to work

Hey,

And what notebook model you have exactly?

Did you also remove the old webcam software before you have installed the newest one?

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Hi

Just bought this laptop, the built in webcam seems very fuzzy when I am using Skype. Does anyone know how to set the focus on it?

Cheers
Jules

Answer:Satellite C660 - How to set webcam focus?

Hi,

to be honest, I have no idea about your lap model... Try to update webcamd driver and play with skype video settings.

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just bought the above and when i switch it on i have a very loud noise coming from the laptop and gets louder when i use it ??

Answer:toshiba sat pro C660

If it were me I would return it and exchange it..

good luck

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Hi,

I bought a brand new Toshiba Satellite C660-155 only 3 days back. However from the very first day, the quality of the intergrated webcam quality is very very poor.
The picture seems very noisy and only dorts and distortions appears even in full sunlight.

What actions I can take to resolve this issue?

Answer:Camera / Webcam Quality on Satellite C660-155

Have you checked quality with preinstalled Web Camera application or maybe with Skype or MSN?

By the way: have you removed protection sticker from the cam?

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I have an integrated webcam on my Toshiba Satellite C660 and while trying to use it, it is not working correctly. I mean picture result are dim.

What can I do? Please tell me.

Answer:Satellite C660 - picruew on webcam is pretty dim

Check please advanced webcam settings. Is ?night mode? activated?
Try also to change offered profiles and change brightness settings manually.

Play a little bit with all these settings to find best mode for your cam.

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Trying to get this built-in webcam working. Had the laptop for a few years but never used this function before. I have skype that doesn't seem to detect it. Can't see anything in Device Manager relating to webcam or image or anything, and in program files under Toshiba all it has is 'Wireless LAN Indicator', nothing about a cam or mic, its as if it doesnt exist. After searching around I found I might be needing some certain drivers, and so I downloaded something called TC30295700E (which I believe is what I needed), I installed that and no difference seems to be made. Webcam completely undetected by the laptop even though its built-in...been at this for a few hours now, am I missing something here?

Edit: sorry I should specify, I'm running Windows 7.

Edit 2: Should also add that 'Imaging Devices' is nowhere to be found on the Device Manager.

Any help appreciated, thanks
Muloc

Answer:Webcam/mic on Satellite C660-119 - how to make it work?

According notebook specification Satellite C660-119 with part number PSC0LE-01100JEN does not have a cam so I?m not wondering you cannot get it work if cam doesn?t exist.

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I only bought my Satellite C660 on Saturday and have just opened the webcam for the first time.
It is REALLY blurry. I can't seem to find an option in the settings to fix it, and i've given it a wipe to check it wasn't just dirty.

I've read the posts about different lights which can affect the quality of the picture however I've just tested it out in different lights and it hasn't made any difference.

Can anyone give me any tips! I'm not really a techie person and I really want the webcam to work so I can use skype!
Thanks

Answer:Webcam is blurry on brand new Satellite C660

Have you removed protecting sticker from the cam?

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The webcam works properly when using skype etc. But I have no acces to it from Windows, so I can't change any options or take a pic without using skype.

At the first day all was working great, and now after few months I can't even find an application (don't remember exactly the name, but pretty sure I tried everything and googled any other possibility). No, I'm not so dumb- I didn't deleted the shortcut from the descopt.
Windows can't find any application, nor there is any option in Windows control panel (just an adnotation in Device Manager saying that I have a Chicony USB2.0 built-in camera, it's working and there are drivers installed- installed originaly, I didn't changed anything.)
I tried to reinstall the drivers, no change at all (as it was easy to prefigure).

Then I googled that some C series Toshiba laptops have a Camera Assistant Software, which I didn't remembered to install on the first day (yep, I had bought "blank" laptop and installed Windows and drivers manualy). I thought it can be what I'm looking for, maybe I just deleted it accidentaly.
Didn't work too, when I try to run it it says that the camera is off (it's active) or not working properly (oh, rly?).
Maybe that is because the version of software is not good for my model (which can't get a technical support, there is no model like mine to choose from the list. Funny, isn't it?).

Thanks for any help.

Answer:Webcam software usage on Satellite C660- 1M2

What you need is ?Web camera application? and it can be downloaded from Toshiba download page.

Please visit http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp and choose your notebook model and OS. Your notebook is Satellite C660 with part number PSCJ1E.

You will find ?Webcam driver? there. Install it and try to use preinstalled software. Before you start it be sure Skype is off.

Does it work for you?

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Hello!

I have just bought a Satelite C660, however it didn't come with a web cam or microphone, which I now require.

I note the slot above the screen which should house a web cam - is it relatively easy to buy something to fit in there and install it myself (I'm not very technical and don't have a good range of tools)?

Or, is there a reliable add-on camera / mic combination I should get?

The purpose of the camera is mostly Skype video conferencing. Might be of interest to do the Face Recognition thing too, but not absolutely necessary.

Thanks!
Chris

Answer:Satellite C660 - How to upgrade with internal webcam?

Hi

There are different models on the market with different hardware configuration.
Your notebook was released withtout such cam.

You cannot upgrade this notebook with the internal webcam.

I recommend purchasing an simple USB webcam which can be connected to the USB port if needed.

Greets

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Hello,

I was recently messing around my USB settings and I've accidentally uninstalled the webcam driver. I tried a driver from the Toshiba support website but it does not install. Within the last year, I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 (64-bit) so I think that might have something to do with it. I've also tried running the driver in compatibility mode.

If someone could suggest where I can go next, I would be very grateful!

Thanks,
Highwind4

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I have an integrated webcam on my Toshiba c660d and while trying to use it it is not on focus.
The focus can't be set (it is disabled) either in the software settings or in the Skype video settings.
I have the most recent driver installed.

How can I focus it?

Answer:Satellite C660 - Integrated webcam not on focus

I?m not quite sure if I have understood your issue correctly.
The zoom option is available in webcam software but it?s disabled? Right?
In such case I recommend uninstalling the webcam software and removing this completely from the system. Then you should clean the OS using the Ccleaner.
After that reboot the unit several times and install the webcam software.

But I?ve got another Toshiba notebook series, and in my case the Zoom is not available as webcam feature.

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My webcam and microphone have recently stopped working. Model satellite C660-1F1.

If anybody could help me sort it out that would be great.

Answer:Webcam & Microphone are not working on Satellite C660

Hi,
do you have updated the current driver for you Hardware? Did you change anything in the system?

Do you become error messages wenn you start the webcame, and is the LED lamp lighting from the webcame?

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I've had my laptop for less than a year. I've always been able to use Skype without any problems, but my intergrated webcam and mic are no longer working.

I've installed the latest webcam driver from support, but the webcam still does not work and I installed the latest sound driver and my mic still does not work too.

Please, please please can anyone help?

Answer:Satellite C660 - Webcam and microphone not working

Hello

And why does webcam and microphone not work? How do you notice this?
I mean is webcam picture just black or what happens exactly? Also what is with the microphone?

The microphone is a part of webcam so it?s enough if you reinstall the webcam driver. Newest vesion can be downloaded on official Toshiba website. If the driver is installed make sure the webcam is set as default input device. You can do this in Windows sound settings.

Is the webcam listed in device manager and does it work if you start the webcam software instead Skype?

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hi guys.. from 3 day.. i have update to windows 10.. all good except from drivers of webcam.. i can see that the pc recognise the webcam but not see the drivers.. i can't use it!! plesae let me know wht i have to do.. ;-)

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Hello

I have notebook Toshiba Satellite C660-15K. It have integrated webcam Chicony. Webcam is working in all programs but image from webcam is mirrored. If I run Toshiba WebCam Application i can adjust settings and fix mirroring issues but it works only in toshiba app while in skype image is still mirrored. I tried to install another drivers for Chicony webcam and add keys to registry

HKLM/System/CurrentControlSet/Control/Class/HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\
CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{6BDD1FC6-810F-11D0-BEC7-08002BE2092F}/000/Settings Flip=1
but nothing changed.

Operating System is Windows 7 Home Basic.
What I should do to fix this issue?

Thanks in advance,
Slava

Answer:Webcam image is mirrored on my Satellite C660-15K

Check please one more time advanced settings in webcam application and don?t use ?Flip? option.
I have tested it with Skype. When the pic is mirrored in webcam application than is mirrored in Skype to. When disabled, than is in Skype OK too.

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Hi all

I have 3 laptops (c660-24G) and all the webcams are like this picture

http://www.m5zn.com/uploads2/2011/10/18/photo/1018110010587xijtpg1i.jpg

I installed new drivers and tried win7 (both 32 & 64 bit) and i tried the three laptops and the same problem still

Thanks

Answer:Satellite C660-24G: Webcam picture not clear

Hi

Did you remove the protection foil from the front of the webcam?
A friend of mine has had the same problem and he had forgotten to remove the foil ;)

Check this!

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Hi guys ive had my laptop a few years now and it used to be fast and reliable a great laptop and all of a sudden it's just gone really slow it almost says not responding on anything I click and isn't the same as it used to be I've tried reinstalling windows but it does nothing it's like it's not responding sometimes and is very laggy any advice is welcomed

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My daughter's laptop keeps freezing; I have used the internal `Repair' to set it back to the factory settings, but it is still the same. I have been told that it is a common symptom of a faulty hard drive, for which I was quoted approx £170.00 to replace and install the operating system. I am not a computer technician, but as I was a tv engineer, so feel that fitting a new HDD is within my capabilities, and as a replacement HDD from Toshiba is £80, this seems the logical thing to do; however before I buy a new HDD, can anyone tell me if it is correct that the freezing may be the result of it failing? I would just like the opinion of other people with computer knowledge before I spend my money, and I will not blame anyone if I choose to follow their advice and it doesn't cure the problem.
Any advice would be very welcome.
David

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Pro C660 - 1ux HDD

FReeezing PC

Overheat due to faulty / blocked fans
PSU voltages (not applicable to laptops)
Household power surges fridge etc switching on/off (does it freeze when running on battery only?)
faulty memory stick try memtest click here virus or spyware scan for both especially if shutting down with in a few minutes of switch on or internet use
driver conflicts especially graphics cards get the latest drivers for your equipment.

You can run a check on the drive. In explorer right click the drive select properties - Tools tab - check drive.
It may also freeze if there are a lot of windows open at the same time and cpu is at 100%
Or if there is not much spare space on the drive.
Model of toshiba laptop? Most hard drives ae easy to change as located under a cover on the base , some are harder to get at as may be under the keyboard. We can probably find a Youtube video or strip down instruction easy enough.
If it really is the drive then you an image the whole drive to an external drive using the free Macrium reflect make the rescue media from the same program - fit a new drive and restore the image to the new drive.
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Hello my friend got giving a laptop it was running slow and I think it might of had a virus so I downloaded DBAN and used it to wipe the laptop and reinstalled a new copy on windows 7 64bit

Now I have downloaded and installed the drivers from Toshiba Website but it still wont let me connect to the internet even with an ethernet cable

Can someone help me out here please on what I am doing wrong, Thanks in advance for any help
Computer: toshiba satellite c660 - 1gr

Answer:Toshiba Satellite c660 - 1gr

Hi can you post a screen shot of device manager with the network group expanded

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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

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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, 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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Hi

I?ve had my laptop for several months and all was well until yesterday when the internal mic stopped working then today I have come to use the webcam and it is saying that it has failed and needs to be restarted (I have done this multiple times).

I then endeavoured to download the latest driver which I have on my pc. I run the file but nothing happen afterward i.e. no setup wizard nothing.
Am I doing something wrong, do I have to delete the existing application?

What is wrong here?

Answer:Webcam and internal mic has stopped working on Satellite C660-1D7

Hi

The webcam should be listed under the point: Imaging Devices
There you should see USB Video device.
Can you see this?

If can see this, then uninstall the driver in device manager.
Then go to control panel -> software and uninstall the webcam software.
Then clean the OS and registry using the CCleaner.
After that reboot the notebook and download the latest webcam software from Toshiba driver page.
Install the webcam software and reboot the notebook.

After the notebook has booted up, start the webcam software and check if the webcam can be used.

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Hello,

my doughter recently bought a Tochiba Satellite C660-1NW.
This laptop has a webcam on board.
When using Facebook webcam chat the webcam does not work.
The led indicating webcam is active does come on, but the facebook app stays blue without webcam screen.
Audio is working.

Using skype the webcam is working.

I have updated the drivers but still no go :(

Please help to get facebook webcam active

Greetings,
PP

Answer:Satellite C660-1NW - Webcam is not working with facebook chat

Hi,
if Facebook doesn't recognize your webcam right away when you want to share a video, click the Look for Cameras Again button.

Your Adobe Flash Player settings will pop up.
From the tab, make sure you select the correct type of camera you are using with your computer.

From the tab, you may also need to "allow" Facebook to access your camera and microphone.

If adjusting your settings does not work, try uninstalling Adobe Flash Player from your computer and download the most updated version of Flash-Player.

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Hi i have a toshiba satalite c660 have replaced the battery. it only chargers when off. when on it show battery and power supply connected but not charging.
Any ideas

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I have an lap top toshiba satellite c660 with both usb ports phisicaly damaged and after replacement they didnt worked , I mentioned betwen externel pins existe power 0,5 mA but middle pins I m not sure if they work,what should I do?
 

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I have recently been given the above and it connects to the internet perfectly (via WiFi)when connected to the mains but will not when on the battery. The report says "Limited access". The battery is fully charged. Any help please.

Answer:Toshiba C660 web access problem

in device manager right click the wireless adaptor- select properties - power tab (if its there) - untick allow the computer to switch off...
if no pwer tab click advanced tab
select power saving mode - select CAM constantly awake mode

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hya i have a toshiba satelite c660 laptop but cant find the drivers to get on to the net. can you please help me find a website to enable me to download the complete driver package onto a usb stick and then copy onto my toshiba
pete

Answer:toshiba satelite c660 drivers

Or go a little further Toshiba. As you have not given all the details of the model you have I cannot provide a link to the correct driver page for you PC.

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Hi

I have Toshiba C660-2CJ, PSC1RE.

I would like to change evolute RAM Support to 16 Gb. Actually, i have Intel HM65 chipset

Is possible to use 16 Go RAM, 1333 Mhz?

Chipset support 1600 Mhz RAM?

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hi there, yesterday i upgraded my toshiba laptop . it had the pre-installed windows 7 home premium. i upgraded to windows 7 ultimate. 64 bit. after letting the cd run its course and it installed ,i find i can no longer go online ? in the device manager there are yellow triangles next to ethernet controller and network controller . when trying to go online i keep getting ' windows did not detect a properly installed network adapter. if you have a network adapter you will need to re-install the driver '. i,m by no means a computer whizz so any help would be greatly appreciated..... cheers.

p.s the laptop is a toshiba satellite C660-18C and model number (part no.) is PSC0LE-01U00JEN.
it came pre-installed with windows 7 home premium. i have the windows 7 ultimate discs. 32 and 64 bit.

Answer:which drivers do i need for toshiba satellite C660-18C

Hi phant0m2012,

have you tried right clicking on the driver with a yellow triangle and select update this driver?

Normally there shouldn't be this kind of a problem on a newly installed system, or at least the computers I've installed this problem always appears later on.

Here is the latest lan driver for your laptop: support1.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-files2/0/lan-20101130110923.zip

Do you have another computer where you could download and then move it over to your current one?

Cheers!
Boris

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i have Toshiba satellite c660-m21wwhich key to press to boot

Answer:i need to boot from dvd which which key on toshiba c660-m21w

Change the boot order in the BIOS. The DVD drive must be listed before the HDD.

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I went on Skype to talk and I found that it could not detect a webcam, and the other person couldn't hear my voice. I checked the device manager and no imagery or recording device was found.
The camera and the microphone are both integrated. They have worked before.

There is another problem which may be linked. When I first got the laptop, when I pressed the fn key, a bar at the top of the screen would pop up which showed me what all the different f keys did. This no longer appears.

Also, when I first got the laptop, if I were to plug in headphones or an external microphone into the line-out sockets, a message would pop up. This no longer happens, and the laptop isn't receiving any input from a headset I plug into it.

I have tried reinstalling the webcam drivers but to no avail. According to the device manager it doesn't exist. If this were the only problem then I may put it down to damage, but the other problems give me a feeling it has something to do with some kind of software I may have accidentally disabled or deleted, that has control over the webcam/mic and the line-out, which also produced user-interface elements such as that of pressing the fn key.

I cannot pinpoint a time when this stopped working as I have only just noticed the webcam and the microphone not working as I have not used them in a while. I have noticed, however, how pressing the 'fn' key no longer brings up the respective information on the screen.


Model: Toshiba Satellite Pro C660-... Read more

Answer:Satellite Pro C660-24k: Webcam/Microphone and user interface issues

>There is another problem which may be linked. When I first got the laptop, when I pressed the fn key, a bar at the top of the screen would pop up which showed me what all the different f keys did. This no longer appears.

The FN button menu which appears while pressing the FN key combination is controlled by Flash Card Support Utility.
Try to restart this software which can be found in All Programs ?> Toshiba -> Flash Cards

If this does not work, reinstall the Flash Card Support Utility.

> Also, when I first got the laptop, if I were to plug in headphones or an external microphone into the line-out sockets, a message would pop up. This no longer happens, and the laptop isn't receiving any input from a headset I plug into it.

It seems that the notebook supports Realtek sound chip. Therefore the Realtek HD audio manager should be preinstalled and placed in Control Panel.
Go to control panel -> Realtek HD audio manager
In the top right corner, there's a little yellow folder called "Connector Settings" in my version.
There, I could finally reactivate the setting "Enable pop-up dialog, when device is plugged in".

I?m not sure about the webcam issue.. maybe the system is muddled up? the Skype and face recognition software uses the same cam so maybe you should uninstall webcam software, skype and face recognition software and should reboot the notebook. After that install webcam software, face recognition software and skype aga... Read more

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I have a Satellite C660 series laptop. the web cam was working fine with the old driver installed..
I work away quite a bit and use Skype to speak to my wife while stuck in a hotel room...

I logged in as normal but skype couldn't find the camera, i opened the camera manually using the side browser bar on the desktop and got an error message "Device is locked by other application" I shut all other programs down which may be using it but still got the same message.

Still couldnt get it working so looked in the task manager and process tree to see if anything was running (didnt really know what i was looking for in the processes.)

I then updated and reinstalled the driver - this is the latest version of the driver and changed the appearance of the camera home screen - still got same error message.

Tried numerous times to install driver but nothing... yet the face recognition screen comes on and uses the webcam.... so i know the camera works but it wont open manually or with skype

Please help

Answer:Satellite C660: webcam message - Device is locked by other application

Hi

I think you cannot use the cam in connection with the skype because the webcam is blocked by another software? I assume its face recognition.

I recommend doing this:
Uninstall webcam software
Uninstall face recognition
Reboot the unit
Install webcam software
Install face recognition
?and then test it with skype.


Greets

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Hey ive got a C660 here,
So my sister installed windows 8 and deleted the original windows 7 partition and now she wants to go back to windows 7 but whenever she presses F8 and goes into 'repair my computer' the toshiba hdd recovery wizard isnt there anymore. How can I get this back? The HDD Recovery partition is still there though. Any ideas?

Cheers.

Answer:Satellite C660 - missing Toshiba HDD Wizard

HDD recovery installation works with ?factory settings? only. After Win8 installation this will not work anymore. Recovery image can be on the HDD but it is not possible to start HDD recovery image installation.

Only way to install recovery image again is usage of recovery DVD. I presume your sister didn?t create it in the past. Now she must order original recovery DVD from https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

If you have more questions you are welcome.

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Hello everyone,

I wandered if anyone can help me. Over this week I have purchased 2 x 4GB RAM Modules from Maplin stores in the United Kingdom (that's where I live) and I have installed them in the laptop and everytime I go to install Windows, the Laptop Blue Screens and turns itself off. I did some research before I bought the RAM on the Crucial memory website and it recommended me to buy the DDR 3 PC3-12800 RAM which is what I bought from Maplins, however this doesn't work.

The laptop is running the BIOS version of 1.08, does this matter?

Thanks!

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Hi, all.

I'm new here, and a bit of a Luddite. (Terrible combination, I know.)

I'm running a Toshiba C660-1UX machine, which I purchased in October 2011. It currently has 2GB of RAM, although I can upgrade to four gigabytes.

Windows 7 and I have got along well, although the machine is now rather slow.

Would I be better off doing an in-place upgrade, or getting a new machine which is optimised for W10?

Many thanks,

Casey

Answer:Toshiba C660-1UX - in place upgrade, or better off with a new machine?

My main concern would be drivers for the Intel 4500M graphics in the machine. The latest Intel ones are for Windows 7. They may work well under 10, but they're not officially supported.

I'm inclined to recommend 10 as an upgrade over 8, because the Win 10 interface is less bad than for 8.

When you say that "the machine is now rather slow", do you mean that it has slowed down or that it seems slow compared to newer hardware? If it runs more slowly than in the past, it's probably possible to restore it performance. (The hardware usually never gets "tired", as long as it's working.) The extreme way to restore it would be to clean install Windows 7, plus all your software and files. Sounds like fun?

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