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Toshiba Satellite Pro A100 memory upgrade

Question: Toshiba Satellite Pro A100 memory upgrade

I have ordered a 1GB stick of memory from Crucial and decided to have a trial run accessing the memory slot. The single Philips head screw retaining the memory cover is easily unscrewed but does not lift out of the cover. The cover then seems to be reluctant to lift off. Does anyone have any info on this seemingly simple task as I do not want to damage the lappy?

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Answer: Toshiba Satellite Pro A100 memory upgrade

and the memory cover comes off without too much trouble. Make sure the screw is fully undone, and then gently lever off the cover using a screwdriver or knife under the small tab.The cover has two smaller tabs on the sides, and these click into (and out of) slots.Just take it gently but firmly, and I'm sure the cover will come off.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A100-259 laptop and I want to upgrade the RAM from 1gb to 2gb, which is supported by this laptop. Problem is the laptop will not boot up after I have installed the new RAM, instead it starts up for a few seconds and turns off again, it then repeats this process about 5 - 6 times before switching off totally.
I initially thought the RAM wasn't compatible but when I put one of the new 1gb RAM modules in with one of the original 512mb modules the laptop boots up fine and shows 1.37gb of RAM available (I presume remainder of RAM is used for graphics). I can change the 1gb module with the other 1gb module and laptop still boots fine, proving that the new 1gb RAM modules work in this laptop independently, they will just not work together. Bios has been updated, so I have absolutely no idea why the new RAM will not allow my laptop to boot up.
Any ideas and / or solutions to this would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A100 RAM upgrade problems

Sounds like a speed mismatch. can you give the full specs of the new memory - where did you get it? I have a Tosh A100 with 2GB RAM and never had any problems upgrading.

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I have just bought a Satellite A100(psaa8)
I have found with it a paper tells that I can upgrade to Vista and theirs a link but it doesn't work.

So can you please help me with that, as i have get bored from XP.

I have read that some of the members ordered a free vista cds.
Can you tell me how I order it and is it good or bad??

Answer:Satellite A100 PSAA8: How to order the Toshiba XP -> Vista upgrade CD


As far as I can remember this offer was limited by date! I think you are too late dude!
But why you are bored?! The XP is really nice OS and fully compatible with all 3rd party devices!
The Vista needs much more recourses as XP and runs slower as XP. If you want to play games on your notebook I would recommend staying with XP! All the games run faster on XP OS!

Do you know the Vista Customization Pack?? This allows you to use XP but it looks like a Vista.
You know, the whole images, icons, etc? will transform to the Vista look.

It?s nice and for people who wants to change the ?old? XP style to new Vista style ;)

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Hi All,
I Have a satellite A100-583 which currently has 1gb of ram and want to know what is the largest that it can be upgraded to and is it worth doing,Also does it have to be replaced with 533ddr2 or can it be replaced with 667 and is that a better upgrade ?
Can you also tell me what is SODIMM and if this make a difference ?

Answer:Satellite A100 memory upgrade


the machine can be upgraded to a maximum of 4GB of main memory, and if it´s worthy can by no one be answered, but only by yourself.

Do you really need it? I think the best would be that you upgrade to 2GB since you´re not a graphics designer which has larger pictures (which can be some gigabytes tall :) ).

As a normal user under vista/XP you only need 2GB. You won´t even recognize the jump from 1GB to 2GB of RAM or more.

Regarding the modules FSB frequency: it doesn´t matter which frequency you use, you really won´t gain any performance when using the 667mhz modules, so just obtain a fine pair of 2x2GB sticks with 533Mhz and just enjoy the "speed".

Here´s a little explanation for S0-DIMM:

have fun ;)


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New to this. Doh. Put a 'Legend' 1GB memory upgrade (alongside the existing 500MB) into my A100 which was behaving slowly. Nothing seems to happen - in fact seems even slower. THe new memory does't show up under control panel - System....Should it? Do I have to do anything else to set it up and get it working apart from slotting it in?

Thanks for any advice,

Answer:Memory upgrade to Satellite A100

Someone has recommended that the Laptop will not recognise two different sized memories in at the same time and that I should try the 1 GB by itself and remove the old 512. Could this be the case?


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Just got an A100-596 laptop & keeps locking up on me. I think I need to upgrade the memory as it only has 512MB.

Question is what sort do I need? I know it DDR2 RAM (533MHz) but what voltage. The Toshiba website info doesn't help much & Crucial's system scanner doesn't list the laptop model.



Answer:Satellite A100-596 - I need to upgrade memory

The voltage is not very important.
You can use the DDR2 533MHz (PC2-4200) 200-PIN SODIMM modules

The notebook supports the FSB 533Mhz and therefore it does not make sense to upgrade the memory with a 667Mhz modules.

So take the PC2-4200 200-PIN SODIMM and you are on the safe side ;)

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Can I expend my memory up to 4 gigabyte?

Kingston DDR 2048MB 667MHz DDR2-667 * 2

Answer:Satellite A100-036 - is memory upgrade to 4GB possible?

Yes you can upgrade it up to 4 GB.
The right Kingston modules list you can find = Here

Good luck!

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Satellite A100-523. Why can I only increase my memory to 1536MB & not 2048MB as stated in product scan?
The laptop will not fire up on 2048MB.

Answer:Satellite A100 and memory upgrade

Has your notebook shared memory graphic card?

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My laptop has the original 1GB memory and I want to upgrade it to 2 GB.

I have identified the 2 x 1GB Memory PC2 DDR2 (667MHz) modules that I need but am confused whether I should choose module type PA3512U-1M1G or PA3512S-1M1G.

Both of these parts are available as Toshiba parts,, but Kingston only lists PA3512U-1M1G as correct for my laptop (A100-02M).
Are both parts compatible with the laptop and is one better than the other ?

The Toshiba price of the "U" part is listed ?14.20 and the "S "part at ?16.54 each.

TIA for info.

Answer:Upgrade memory for Satellite A100-02M

I presume Toshiba has better info about compatibility and according the notebook specification you can use both of them. Now it is your choice.

Kingston is also good place to buy RAMs. They offer always high quality products.

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I wold like to upgrade my laptop memory from 1gb to 4gb. I got the Satellite A100-467.

What is the best memory for me?? I will get the Win7 32bit OS

Can I use this (SO-DIMM DDR2 SDRAM SEC (PC6400,* 800MGz*, CL6) or only 533?

Thannks for the help

Answer:Memory upgrade on Satellite A100-467

FSB speed on mainboard is 533 MHz and compatible modules are DDR2-533 but you can use DDR2-667 RAMs. 2 GB RAM has part number PA3513U-1M2G.

More info about compatible RAMs you can find on KINGSTON page.
Check it out.

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Help me with upgrade memory on TOSHIBA Satellite A100-250 up to 1024 mb.

I want to buy another slat of memory ddr2-533 512 mb, what exactly model am I necessary to search, that they worked in a pair.

Sorry for bad english. From Russia with Love.
PS. I like drink russian vodka :)

Answer:Need help with memory upgrade on Satellite A100-250


Your notebook can be upgraded up to 2 GB and compatible RAM is DDR2-400/533 1GB (PA3411U-1M1G).

Use this part number in Google and you will find it.

Bye and don?t drink too much Vodka. ;)

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I want to be as sure as I can be, I have already bought memory from Crucial - it doesn't I want to be sure I get it right next time.

Satellite A100-232, currently has 512 Mb - I believe I can go up to 2 Gb and understand that 2 x 1 GB is better than 1 x 2GB - is this true ?

Next - WHICH?? memory - based on a search on their website I bought 2 x 1GB sticks from Crucial, they advised DDR2 PC2 5300 and it did not work. Despite repeated emails they insist that these sticks are the 'replacement' for DDR2 PC2 4200 (which is now strongly indicated to me from my recent research as the correct memory - part # PA3411U -1M1G).

If I now buy 2 x 1 Gb - DDR2 PC2 4200 (from a different supplier of course) will I be doing the right thing ?????????? Assuming the new memory works, I'll be getting in touch with Crucial for some money (of course).

Answer:Re: Satellite A100-232 Memory upgrade

>Satellite A100-232, currently has 512 Mb - I believe I can go up to 2 Gb and understand that 2 x 1 GB is better than 1 x 2GB - is this true ?

You can upgrade the RAM up to 2GB and usually you should use 2 x 1GB RAM 533Mhz.
In my case one big module was not recognized. I had to use 2 x 1GB RAM? but I don?t have this model.

I recommend using brand name modules; Kingston is good and provides good quality modules.
Different manufacturers provide cheaper modules but the performance and the quality is not really good.

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I own a Satellite a100-912 and I want to upgrade its memory!
As it seems, this model supports only PC2-4200 DDR2 SODIMM modules (533 Mhz). Before bying a memory module that might regret, I want to know if there will be any compatibility issues if I use to this laptop PC2-6400 DDR2 SODIMM module (800 Mhz).

Is it going to work even at lower clock speed (533 Mhz) or is it going to be a total waste of money?

Answer:Memory upgrade on a Satellite A100-912

As far as I know the FSB is able to handle 667Mhz modules.
You can use lower modules (533Mhz) without any problems but modules with higher Mhz will not run with full speed due to the limited FSB.

So I don?t recommend buying 800Mhz modules. Firstly they are not supported and secondly it?s waste of money!

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Consider me as 1 of the thickie bunch.. Not even sure wot im talkin bout but here goes n e way...........
Have a Satellite A100 570 ( PSAA2E)..........

Have tried several different online sites lookin for memory upgrade. Didn't have the witt to use toshiba site...... Ended up going with Crucial.........
Ran diagnostic on laptop and was sent the module a needed.or so i thought....... wrong 1 or 1s as i bought 2 x 1G modules in order to " double up".....

Got my money back as they were not compatable with my system.. something to do with density problems....
Tried company called OFFTEK........ they seemed to know what they were talkin about....... I have from Offtek. at present a..........

200 Pin 1.8v DDR2 PC2-4200 SoDimm....... but Toshiba have recommended below......

1GB PC2-4300 DDR2 Memory (533MHz)
Part Number: PA3411U-2M1G
1024MB (1GB) Memory PC2-4300 DDR2 (533MHz)

Theres an obvious difference ...... 4200 and 4300. But im not sure if its a significant difference........... or what it means
Have updated bios to most recent version and basically updated everything toshiba had to offer for this model...........

Ran EVEREST and it recognises the 1G module but when i take out the original 512mb module the laptop starts for about 3 seconds then shuts down...
this repeats about 5 times then complete shutdown.....

I dont like opening the back cover too often but this is the 3rd module ....
Not sure whats meant to happen if the module is ... Read more

Answer:Satellite A100 shuts down after memory upgrade

PC4200 is the speed of the RAM. PC4300 sounds incorrect, maybe its a misprint being confused with PC5300?

Anyway you can generally mix RAM speeds, the system will simply run both Modules at the lowest speed.

Note that some systems cannot run with RAM only in Slot B, so ensure at least one module is in slot A

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I've just bought a 1 Gb RAM memory to upgrade my Satellite from 2*512 to 1*1024 + 1*512.
The memory brand is Crucial.

Wherever I put my memory (1 Gb in slot 1, 512 Mb in slot 2 or the opposite), my computer only recognize 1 Gb.

Some ideas about this concern ?
Do I have to put the same size of memory in each slot, may be ?

Thx in advance for your help.



Answer:Satellite A100-551 recognizes only 1GB RAM after memory upgrade

Do you run in Windows Vista?
Some days ago I put an extra 1GB in my mom's laptop and it showed only 800 MB instead of 1.5GB of RAM. It seems that Vista is taking some memory for itself (that's what I've been told).

If that is not the problem, are you sure you bought RAM memory compatible with your laptop? Does it use DDRI or DDRII? I am asking for you didn't write anything about the memory except for the manufacturer.

Message was edited by: ClockworkPlum

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Bought a week ago, just want to upgrade memory to 2048 MB ( the manual says it can be expanded up to 4096 MB) The A100 has already 1024MB ram as came from factory with two slots of 512, but.. where are the other slots for upgrading
memory ? I' dont see any space downside except those already occuped by the two
512 DDR2. Please help


Answer:Satellite A100 T2400 upgrade memory


your notebook has only this two memory slots. So if you want to upgrade you can't use the 512MB modules.


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please i need help because i can't take the cover off to install the memory expansion. thanks in advance.

Answer:How to upgrade memory expansion on Satellite A100-192


I don't have this laptop, but I think you normally just need to remove the screws around the plate.


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I've an A100 -02M with 512MB in the 2 slots
What's the maximum memory I can have in each slot?
I've had some websites telling me 1024 MB & others telling me 2048MB

Phil W

Answer:Satellite A100-02M: Memory Upgrade question


As far as I know the Satellite A100-02M can be upgraded up to 2GB RAM.
This means that you can use 2 x 1GB RAM? 1GB DDR2 RAM (667 MHz) in each slot?


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I've had the misfortune to get 2 KVR667D2S5/1G sodimms for my Toshiba Satellite A100-551 laptop which don't work by themselves either as a single sodimm or as a pair, it doesn't matter which slot they go into - they don't work.

However when the orignal 512Mb sodimm is put back into one of the slots - it doesn't matter which - either of the kvr etc sodimms work giving a total of 1.5Gb of ram.
Please help me to solve this problem.

Also is it poss. to upgrade cpu ie is cpu socketed. I've already upgraded many a laptop cpu when thay had socketed cpus, so I'm aware of the problems involved
Thanking you all for your kind help in this matter.


Answer:Question about memory & CPU upgrade on Satellite A100-551

Hi Mike

> I've had the misfortune to get 2 KVR667D2S5/1G sodimms for my Toshiba Satellite A100-551 laptop which don't work by themselves either as a single sodimm or as a pair, it doesn't matter which slot they go into - they don't work.
It?s clear -> modules seems to be not compatible ;)

> However when the original 512Mb sodimm is put back into one of the slots - it doesn't matter which - either of the kvr etc sodimms work giving a total of 1.5Gb of ram.

Cannot believe that! As far as I know this notebook was delivered only with one 512MB DDR2 533MHz (PC2-4200) 200-PIN SODIMM module.
Of course you can upgrade the memory up to 2GB using two 1024MB modules.

The compatible memory can you find here:

> Also is it poss. to upgrade cpu ie is cpu socketed. I've already upgraded many a laptop cpu when they had socketed cpus, so I'm aware of the problems involved
Well, what to say, the CPU is socked? you can find out it easily using an hardware diagnostic program like ?Everest?. It would provide many useful information about your notebooks hardware.

But to be honest, I?m very skeptical about CPU upgrade on the notebooks.
If you have already changed several CPUs on the notebooks then you should know that this is not very easy and more tricky like the CPU upgrade on the desktop PCs.

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I have Toshiba A100-712. I'm planning to replace my 2x512 MB DDR2 533 into Kingmax DDR2 2x1GB. How about the warrany? I don't want to lose it...If someone know something about it I'll feel grateful for help...

Answer:Satellite A100-712: Will memory upgrade cancel the warranty

No, definitely not!!!

If you want, you can upgrade the memory on the Satellite A100-712 and the warranty will be available!!!

These RAM modules should be compatible:

DDR2-533 256MB (PA3389U-2M25)
DDR2-533 512MB (PA3412U-2M51)
DDR2-533 1GB (PA3411U-2M1G)


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Dear all how are you
hope ur doing good
i am using toshiba satellite a100-785 with windows 7 ulti and i am a gamer i installed new game need hght graphic crd
and mine is 256MB so is there any whay i can upgrad from bios please let me know the steps if its can be done

thanks best regard

Anas Taha

Answer:Satellite A100-785 can i upgrade vedio memory from bios

No, you cannot increase RAM of graphic card.
The graphic card memory is always controlled by graphic card driver?.
This means that if additional memory would be necessary, then the graphic card driver would add a part from main memory to graphic card memory?

The whole process runs automatically and you cannot assign anything manually.


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Hi guys,

I have a Satellite A100-158, model code PSAA9E-01700VPT. It came with an 80 Gb 5400 rpm S.M.A.R.T. hard drive and 1 Gb DDR2 RAM (533 MHz).

I think my computer is slowing down to a crawl as a result of maybe the hard drive being old and memory low for recent programas so I was thinking of upgrading the hard drive and the memory.

Would a Western Digital Scorpio Black 320 GB 7200 rpm 16 mb 2,5 inch fit ? They say it spins at 7200 with the power consumption of a 5400 rpm drive (maybe just bad marketing).

And would a Kingston Memory module 2 GB DDR2 800 MHz work ? It has a higher frequency than my current ram but then I suppose it can fall back to the max allowed by the motherboard ? I assume that would be 533 Mhz like my factory memory module. I can also buy a 2 GB module from the same exact maker DDR 2 as well but 667 MHz instead.. still higher than my current memory module.

Thanks a lot for any tips... hopefully this will bring my A100 more into today's standards without going for a new laptop :)

Answer:Satellite A100 - Memory and hard drive upgrade


Generally speaking a HDD with more rpm isn?t a problem but it needs a little bit more power and produces more heat but it should work.
It?s depending on your applications that you run. For normal usage 5400rpm should be ok.

Also RAM modules with higher specification are no problem because it?s downgrade compatible to lower speed (533 MHz).
Kingston is always recommendable, I never had a problem with these modules. :)

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The laptop was originally supplied with only 512 MB RAM.

I have installed 1 GB of Kingston RAM (part no. KTT533D2/1G) into the remaining free memory slot. However, every time I switch on the computer, the system freezes up within a few minutes and I have to re-boot.

Is this because there is an uneven amount of memory in the 2 slots? Do I need to have 512 MB in each slot or 1 GB in each slot etc?

I would appreciate your advice.

Answer:After memory upgrade at Satellite A100-1401E the system freezes up

Have you tried to change the places and put 1 GB RAM into slot A?

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I am trying to upgrade the memory of my toshiba satellite m55-s135 and recently baught a kingston 1 gb ddr2 pc2-5300 chip, however, when I went to install it the chip wouldn't fit into the slot. It seems that the little peg sticking out of the socket and the corresponding recess in the ship don't align.

Does anyone know of a brand of memory which is known to work with Toshibas? Or perhaps what I'm doing wrong?

I could physically force the chip in but I would have to bend one of the memory clips to do it and I would rather just buy a new chip.

Thanks for your help.

Answer:memory upgrade for toshiba satellite

Hello nic, welcome to Major Geeks

They will scan your laptop and advise or you can input model details.
I usually recommend Crucial as I have never seen a problem with their products.

Kingston can be good, bad or indifferent. They have a similar product calculator.

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I bought the Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1NL from argos yesterday. It came with 4GB of RAM. I want to upgrade it to 8GB. Can anybody help with upgrading process. Also will upgrading the RAM void the warranty.


Answer:Memory upgrade on Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1NL

I?m not L50-B owner but I guess there is no separate access to the memory modules at the bottom of the unit.

In such case its necessary to remove the bottom plastic cover and this will definitely void the warranty!!!

If you want to keep the warranty valid, don?t upgrade the RAM by yourself.
This must be done by authorized service engineer.

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I am upgrading my mate's laptop; original memory is 256 Mb Toshiba SODIMM; purchased a Crucial 512 Mb SODIMM; fitted Crucial memory to slot 1 & original Toshiba to slot 2; laptop refused to boot; removed Toshiba module; laptop booted OK; tried all combinations but laptop will only boot with one (or other) of the memory modules in slot 1 with slot 2 empty; laptop is supposed to accept up to 1024 Mb with both slots in use; BIOS upgraded to version 1.40 (latest) Is there something I'm missing; could it be that the machine will only accept 2 identical size modules?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Pro 2100 Memory Upgrade

try contacting Toshiba Computer systems supportclick here

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I bought a Satellite A100-912 (with XP installed). Now I'm upgrading to Vista Ultimate. I don't have the Toshiba Step By Step Upgrade DVD; so how can I obtain (or buy) a copy of the DVD?

Answer:Satellite A100-912: How can I obtain a Toshiba step by step upgrade DVD


Usually it should be delivered with the Toshiba Windows Vista Express Upgrade DVD.
I don?t know why you did receive this CD but maybe this Toshiba US article could help you.

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Hi all,

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

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


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


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

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I ran a scan on my system and learned that I am using 4 out of a total of 8GB of DRAM with an Intel Series 5 chipset and have 43% of 583.8GB SATA2 HD available. Will my system perform appreciably better (faster) if I upgrade the memory ? Thank you.

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I'm working on a Toshiba Laptop (A100) and everything runs great on it but the keyboard is half missing and 4 of the keys that are there don't work..

how much of a pain is this to fix?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A100 Key pad..

well.. lol, thanks but I just plugged a USB wireless keyboard in it.. so no worry's they seem to be pretty cheap these days.

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Well as I have disdain for Windows 10 and would never install it on any of my main systems. But I do have this OLD Toshiba Satellite A100-SK9! And I'm a bit intrigued as too how it would perform. So I downloaded the media creation tool and am now making an ISO to a Bootable USB . This is all just for fun! I ran a test with an old preview of Win 10 and the laptop is compatible but I wanted to run it with a newer release. Here's the spics on the system if your interested Toshiba Satellite A100-SK9 Spics I'm running 1 gig on the system. I'm not going to get done tonight. But when I have tested it out I'll let you know how it performs with such a minimal system. Feeling Techy!

Answer:Installing Win 10 on a Toshiba Satellite a100-sk9

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when i turn on my laptop its reading it as an intel celeron 1.86ghz, when its supposed to be a centrino duo mobile cpu.

any ideas why this is, is it possible 1 core burned out?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A100 wrong cpu

Centrino is a configuration not a mobile processor. You can download and install the Intel Processor ID utility and let it identify the processor for you.

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The battery model no in the laptop was PA3399U-2BAS. A supplier sent a replacement - its no is PA3399U-1BRS. It said it had 95% capacity yet when the power cord was pulled out the laptop died and would not restart without plugging the cord back in.

Would this battery have been an acceptable replacement? The laptop will run on its old battery with its reduced capacity and does need to be replaced.

Any thoughts?

Answer:Battery for Toshiba Satellite Pro A100 M50

Just for your info:
According Toshiba specification with Satellite Pro A100 you can use follow batteries

Start notebook with AC power supply and without battery, put battery additionally and if the battery is recognized properly remove the AC power supply.
Does the same happen again?

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Alright, so I recently had to install windows xp again on my laptop. I've solved most of my driver issues but I can't for the life of me find the drivers I need to re-enable hibernation. To be clear, when I first got this laptop hibernation/standby/etc. were all enabled and now they don't even appear as options, anywhere. I'm assuming I just don't have the proper drivers and need to know where I can find them, but if there's some other reason for my problem I'd really like to know what it is. Thanks!

Answer:Drivers for toshiba satellite a100-ta2

Update your Video/Display driver and hibernation will appear

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Hi Friends,

I got a Laptop from one of my Friends. This is about 2 years in use and gave it to me. But unforunately the System was dead. Hence, after getting it on, I loaded the Windows Xp and found that I need the Drivers for this Model - PSAAKL - 00E002.

Appreicate if any could let me know from Where I could download these
Driver's for the Toshiba Satellite A100
Model : PSAAKL - 00E002
inorder for me to get this laptop back in running Condition.

Your Help would be highly Appreciated. Thanks

Answer:Solved: Toshiba Satellite A100

Just a wild guess, how about as a start?

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Hi all,

I bought quite old laptop from my friend Satellite A100 Pro and he lost windows XP Pro CD,
I have product key.

Can i get from somewhere Windows xp pro eng cd and install it on my laptop with my cd key?

thanks for ur help

Answer:Satellite Pro A100 - No Recovery CD - Can I use the Toshiba key?


The serial key which you have found at the bottom of the unit belongs to the preinstalled Toshiba Windows OS and it?s a OEM key which will NOT work with other Windows XP disks.

This mean that if you want to install the Windows XP on this notebook then you have to purchase the Toshiba Recovery disk again from the ASP in your country or you will take a original Microsoft Win XP disk and will use this disk and the key which belongs to this Win XP OS.

You?ve got these two options.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A100 SK4 with French version of Windows XP SP2. A coupe of weeks ago I spilled some tea (no sugar) on the keyboard. Shut the power down, although it took me a few minutes longer to realize that the battery needed to be removed as well. Left the laptop turned upside down for three days to dry. After that it powered up OK but the keyboard was totally out of sync (typing other characters or not functioning at all). Removed and cleaned the keyboard - there were no visible signs of residue anywhere else. Reinstalled the keyboard but it was just as before.
Got a USB keyboard and was able to use the laptop for a couple of days. Then, suddenly it just will not power up. HDD is fine I have removed it and just backed everything up on a USB using another computer. Reinstalled HDD, F2 and F12 are working but it still doesn?t boot. Toshiba splash screen appears once in a while but mostly I get a dark screen with or without a cursor in the upper left corner and the LED indicator does not come on to indicate that the HDD is present.
Only once, after reinstalling the HDD did I get past the Toshiba screen and Windows, sent a couple of e-mails, deleted all photos, opened internet, got Skype and Net Viewer connected and working. Everything (except the keyboard) worked perfectly fine. Decided to close and try again. Windows updates were installing on exit. Computer shut down after install and will not power up again.
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Answer:Toshiba Satellite A100 SK4 not booting

STATUS UPDATE: managed to pass beyond the Toshiba splash screen by hitting F12 and forcing to boot from HDD. Desktop is up and all prgrams loaded. Running diagnistics from Assist Toshiba: all drives present and working fine. CD in the drive and playing. Go figure! But since I am afraid it will not power up again, I'll leave it on for the night. BTW I have removed the battery, it is too weak for the comupter to run on battery itself (amber light blinks) but when the AC in in the battery light goes blue.

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I have a Satellite A100 with Windows XP.
The internet and CD/DVD buttons worked perfectly until a few days ago, now nothing happens when I use them. I check their configuration, and it's ok.
Can anybody help me, please?

Answer:Can not use Toshiba Controls on my Satellite A100

Download and install the CCleaner tool. This tool repairs the windows registry. It?s for free. Repair you OS.
Then download the right ?common modules? for you notebook series from the Toshiba page and install it again.

After new reboot check if the Toshiba control buttons functions!

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I have had my laptop since March and have been using a compact flash 128 or 256 Mb via adaptor with no problems.
However, I have now purchased a 1Gb (for my Eos 300D) but my laptop says cannot find software???

I then purchased a memory stick USB 2.0 1Gb, but my laptop wont accept that either??? In both cases it searches windows for solution, then asks for the disc to accompany the hardware. My husband (good PC knowlege) is at a lost as am I.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Answer:Satellite A100-447 wont accept 1GB flash memory or memory stick?

I have now bought a 512mb compact flash card and it doesn't work either still requests drivers.

Have dug out a mulitmedia card 512mb with photos on it, and tried it in the multimedia slot at the front and requesting drivers for that too?????


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I have a Toshiba A100 Satellite psaa9a-118038 notebook. When I put a CD or DVD into the drive the disk spins up and in many cases it causes the computer to freeze. The only way to get out of this 'locked problem' is to hold the off/on power button to close the computer then restart again. I have taken the notebook into Toshiba for repair 3 times, the CD has been replaced. A problem CD that was copied on their computers then the copy run on mine does boot up and runs without problems. The tech at toshiba suggested my problems could be related to having installed the software for my Lexmark printers, and this has caused my problems. He suggested that the CD rom had picked up some code the then prevented other cds beinag able to load.Has anybody come across this problem before and can you help with a solution. Because this problem has been going on for a number of months I feel like dropping my Toshiba from a high building and never buying another Toshiba, but I may damage the pavement!

Answer:Toshiba A100 Satellite CD/DVD drive problem

I dont see why Lexmark software could be the cause,however have you tried uninstalling the Lexmark software and run ccleaner click here and reboot,then try your cd/dvd drive again.Couple of things to try;Uninstall the drive in Device Manager and reboot,let windows find and install the drive again.Check the drive is set to DMA and not PIO,reset tool click hereReset the drive with this tool from Doug Knox click hereFinally look for and remove any upper and lower filters,Then follow these directions for clearing the Upper/Lower Filters: (might want to print this out)1. Click on Start --> Run --> and type in 'regedit' followed by the enter key ( if Vista Start search or windows+R )2. Expand the "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" key (looks like a folder) by double clicking it (or3. clicking the "+" next to it.)4. Expand the "SYSTEM" Key5. Expand the "CurrentControlSet" Key6. Expand the "Control" Key7. Expand the "Class" Key8. Please look for a key containing the following string of letter and numbers:{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}9. High light this key by left clicking once on it10. On the right hand side you are looking for "UpperFilters" and "LowerFilters" under the "Name" column, once you find these please delete them by right clicking on them and choosing "delete"11. Please exit the registry by clicking on the "X" in the top right hand corner of the screenReboot your computerA few things to try out,if no joy post back.

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Hi there.

My wife's laptop is a Satellite A100. She has been using Windows 7 on it since the Beta, and she has been having a good experience with it. I was able to install the ATI drivers on the Win7 Beta without issue. And I was able to change the resolution from 1024x768 to something more tolerable.

Now that I have installed Win7 RC on her machine it doesnt allow me install the ATI Catalyst drivers. It says "Failed to find any installable components" and then my only option it to quit.

I also tried via "Device Manager" to update the driver and it allowed me to select the INF for the ATI driver so now it says "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter" and "ATI Radeon Xpress 200M Series" as the chipset.

Under "List All Modes" the highest res is 1024x768.

Any idea what I should do? Why did this work with Beta but not now? I saw the sticky about Catalyst drivers but my old display adapter isnt mentioned there on the AMD site.


Answer:ATI Mobility 200M on a Toshiba Satellite A100

Having the same issue, have used 3DP chip but it wont install the drivers.

only the Graphics driver wont work - everything else is fine.

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i'm trying to remove the front bezel to replace an LCD screen, but I'm having troulbe removing the panel. The top and the bottom come off very easily, but as soon as I try to remove the sides, there is a lot of resistance. I've already put a little crack in the bottom left corner. I've tried searching around the net to see if I have to remove more then just 5 screws, but everything I find says that I should just be able to get it off. Anyone have any idea why this is happening.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A100 Screen Bezel

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Hi All,

I have a matter of Concern with my Branded Laptop. This system has been preinstalled with Windows Vista and its not a very friendly Application for newcomers like us. So I really need to get the Windows Xp installed on this Machine for me and my Family.

Yes ... I tried the Site at " " but could not find the Drivers nor the Manual for this Product. Appreciate from all you Computer Guru's if you could help me find this Product Manual and its drivers for Xp, so that I could install them on this Laptop.

Your Assistance will be of Immense Help. THanks

Answer:Solved: Toshiba Satellite A100 XP Drivers

There probably are none. Toshiba are the only ones that would have drivers for their proprietary hardware devices.

Vista is a far superior operating system and supports the new hardware which you can't use with XP. It can be made to look and act almost identical to XP.

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I am using Windows 7 Professional - not the RC.
The Fn + Brightness Up/Down doesn't work - in fact, none of the Fn key combinations seem to work.The slider controls through control panel > power settings OR the windows mobility center, do not work either.Any known causes/solutions to this problem?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A100-SK8 Screen Brightness

We need to install a driver (or program) for the Function key combinations. It should be provided by the computer manufacturer.
I tried to search for the A100-SK8 but failed to find it. Please refer following link:
Please Note: Since the web site is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.
If your computer can be found on the website, let's check if there is any newer program related to Fn key function. If so, download and install them.
If failed to find, we may need to contact Toshiba for further help.
In addition, I suggest that let's confirm with Toshiba to see if Windows 7 is available for the computer. If there is no Wnidows 7 driver provided for the computer, some function keys may not work.

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Hello can anybody help with this problem after turning on the laptop it starts to load up the screen that says in touch with tomorrow at the botom lefthand side it says press f2for systemu utilities or press f12 for boot menu
the blue progress bar is at about 70% but all locked up any ideas

This laptop was a gift form my ever loving sister in law she says it worked when put away about 3 months ago but when she came to use it this happened many thanks to all who read this

Answer:toshiba satellite pro A100 screen freeze

I have a Toshiba A100, try to push F8 at the start and go to =Last known good configuration
if F2 is pushed, go to the tab about order of Start, make it HDD, maybe it is set to a CD

I never used F12.

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Hey, i finally got all the drivers instal, There all the right ones, and its a fresh copy of Windows Xp Home SP3, The batter only charges Up To 7% then stops, so when i dissconnect from the mains it Says plug i to the mainsm even on the lowest Battery level.

Cheers In Advance, Mark

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A100-200 Battery Only Charges a little But

check battery terminalls free of dust dirt etc, battery may be shot, they do not last as long as we think

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I have recently installed a new driver for toshiba assist for my A100-599, it is dated 14/2/2008.

I have uninstalled the old version and then installed the new one, I open the program and it doesnt display anything, what could be the problem?

Answer:Toshiba Assist problem on Satellite A100-599


are you sure you?ve downloaded the appropriate Assist for your machine? Maybe you confounded the models or something. The first step which I can suggest you is to:
1. Download, install and execute some registry cleaner
2. Uninstall the Toshiba Assist
3. Repeat step 1.)
4. Install the latest version of the Assist
5. Check if it works - if not check the Driver Download site and *update* *all* *drivers*
6. If this also does not resolve your problem, come here again, maybe we?ll find some other solution


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I am wanting to format and reinstall windows back to its factory state as its running really slow. I dont recall on having a recovery cd on buying and was told i just need to push an F key on boot up as recovery files are on hard drive. Is this correct?

Answer:Re: Toshiba Satellite A100-332 Recovery Question

No this is not correct. On this older notebook model Toshiba didn?t offered HDD recovery image. Recovery image is saved on DVD media. When you want to install recovery image using DVD recovery media you can use F button at the startup.

To install HDD recovery (if saved on HDD) there is another way to do this.
So what you can do is to order original recovery media or install operating system using Microsoft installations CD/DVD.

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I have the above model and I play dvd's on it but how do I find out if it is a dvd writer, this is the link showing spec if it helpsclick here

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Laptop, A100-200, 1.6GHz with 15

Here and it is click here

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I have been having Google misdirect issues. Hitman Pro 3.5 picked up syntp.sys as a trojan on my laptop which has a touchpad below the keyboard. I reloaded touchpad drivers from the Toshiba website without first removing the program "Synaptics pointing device driver" in the add/remove program section of Windows XP. Result was the keyboard and touchpad not working but USB mouse still functioning. Seemed to clear up misdirect issue when using google and the mouse Restored computer to prior state where everything is now working and syntp.sys trojan is present based on Hitman scan. As well on checking the device drivers I noticed the presence of (cmd vmkd) Virtual Bus with an "i" enclosed in a yellow circle opposite it in the directory. I understand from blogs that this is an issue.

I also have Symantec Antivirus installed and on checking the folders, I see that it recently quarantined a file called "vbmaefc.sys" - Hacktool Rootkit.

Any help you can give me to clear this up would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance


Answer:Toshiba A100 Satellite laptop infected

I would suggest that you follow the instructions in This Guide starting at Step 6.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it HERE Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to try to resolve them.

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I have this Laptop since 2006 and i dont feel like buying a new one ($$$$), i only wish i could change the processor to unleash it from its 32bit slowness.Is it possible to make a 32bit laptop 64bit compatible by changing the processor? If not could i change the motherboard or it would be too much of a hassle?I'm new to this whole game and willing to learn.Thank you!

Answer:Can a Toshiba A100 Satellite 036 Laptop be upgraded?

Simple answer: NO.Here is why.A 64 bit processor must be used in a motherboard built for the larger memory space. Because the advantage of 64 bit is mostly the larger address space available. (Many laptops already had a 64 bit data bus.)Laptops are not made to be updated like desktops can be.The notable exception is a laptop that allows a video card to be added.Here is how a laptop could be upgraded.(Follow the links in the above web page.)IMO, you may consider selling your laptop and getting a new one. A lot of improvements have been made in  the past 9 or ten years after you got your laptop. For one, the batteries are now better and now fast laptops use less power..  And, of course, they run either 32 bit or 64 bit software. How good it would be if our computers were easier to upgrade.Hope this helps. 

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Hello I am from Portugal and a wont to know why the toshiba company dont recognize the Satellite A100-208 (PSAA2E-03V031PT)

When i go to the suport section, my serie dose not appear, there is a problem to this series?

I need to know the correct reference off Batery and memory to my equipment

Answer:Toshiba site does not recognize the Satellite A100-208 PSAA2E?


You are right; the Satellite A100-208 is not listed in the Options & Accessories site?
Why??? Who knows? maybe the data base must be updated?.

But don?t worry?. As you already said the Satellite A100-208 is a part of the PSAA2E series. I have found the A100-204 unit on the Options & Accessories site and it?s the same series like A100-208!!!

So choose the A100-204 from the list and you will get the compatible parts and accessories for your A100-208

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I upgraded Toshiba Satellite A100-998 with XP Media Centre to Windows 8 Pro. Before upgrade the screen resolution was 1280x800 on a NVIDIA GeForce Go7300 graphics adapter.

Windows 8 pro upgrade has installed only the Standard Microsoft Graphics Adapter of 1028x600. I have searched registry for Display1_DownScalingSupported key but it does not exist.

I have attempted to find another driver on the NVIDIA and Toshiba web support but I am unsure what would be the right one.
The laptop clearly can support the higher resolution can one offer any idea on how to resolve the issue.

Answer:Dislay Resolution only 1028x600 on Toshiba Satellite A100

Hi people

An update to my post with a solution that worked for me which mercifully was easy to do

Downloaded from Windows?7. Your PC, simplified. and deployed the NVIDIA Display Driver version which installed the GeForce G07300 Display Adapter which is the same as when the laptop had XP. The screen resolution is now back to 1280x800.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro A100(PSAA3E), which I just did a fresh install of Windows Xp on.
I stupidly didnt back-up the drivers (doh!!) and now cant find the drivers for the Video Controller which is an ATI Radeon Xpress 200m series (rc410). I managed to find out that through a very helpful post by one of your members(who I am ashamed to say I cant remember his name) who told how to identify the part/video controller, ie who manufactured it!
I figure that these drivers are archived with Toshiba but I have been through their site and cant find it anywhere.
Any help would greatly appreciated!


Answer:Solved: Xp drivers for Toshiba Satellite Pro A100 psaa3e

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A100-756 running WinXPThe dvd multidrive has a problem, it works in that it ejects and light flashes when you put a cd / dvd in but then it just attempts continually to read it, you can hear a whirring noise, and then an error message comes up saying there is an I/O error issue. Tried alot of different music cds, data cds, dvds etc but no luck, same problem occurs. Drive appears under My Computer and check under the hardware properties shows all is OK device working properly under status box. Any ideas or do you think the optical reader is damaged. The laptop is new. Thanks

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A100 laptop dvd drive prob

alpeshxpIt look like the CD/DVD drive is bad you need to return it back to the company that you bought it from, or call and talk to their tech support see that the laptop is new

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I want to install TVAP on my laptop but installation is executed with error mesage: ID_ERR_NOTINSTALLTVALZ_MESSAGE
TVAP is downloaded from Toshiba support pages for my laptop model.
My OS is Win7-64bit RC with latest updates.

Any idea?


Answer:Toshiba VAP error by installing on Satellite A100-906 with Win7

I would like to know where you found this VAP for your notebook model.
I couldn?t find it.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A100-065 notebook with Mocrosoft Vista operating system. Every now and then, I get a message on top of my screen stating "Toshiba Flash Cards are not responding". I have to close the message before I can proceed. What could be the problem and how can this be resolved?

Would appreciate any help out there.


Answer:Toshiba Flash Cards issue with Satellite A100-065


maybe because powersaving issues? Could be possible that the system is switching the flashcardreader or is stopping the flashcardservice due to this powersaving settings.

Just a little suggestion: remove all flashcard related tools/drivers, download the latest versions of that software from the toshiba website
( and reinstall it.

Maybe you can solve that error with performing a reinstall?

Please give some feedback

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My new Satellite A100-01L, PSAARE

Have a Problem! when i want to install Toshiba Virtual Sound Utility the Setup says i have incompatible Computer!
Whats wrong here? Why I cannot install this Utility?

Answer:Cannot install Toshiba Virtual Sound on Satellite A100-01L

Hi there,

are you sure you?ve downloaded the right version for the right type (model) of your machine? Double check it and download it again.
I would try it with this link if not already did:
Toshiba - Download drivers:


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When I try to activate the HW Setup a message box appears with the message: Gemeinsame Module wurde beendet.
I thought a programm would guide me through the HW Setup as described in the Toshiba Benutzerhandbuch.

What I really wanted to do is:
1. I have to connect a second monitor to my notebook today in the evening.
2. When I hit Fn+F5, my screen gets dark. Hit Fn+F5 again: screen is normally activated.
I expected to see a selection box where I can choose the monitor configuration. (This happened in the past).
3. In order to check my settings I wanted to use HW Setup as described in the Toshiba Benutzerhandbuch.
Result: Look above.
Can you help please?

Message was edited by: Smiley

Answer:Satellite A100 : question about Toshiba HW Setup utility


I don?t know exactly what is meaning by ?gemeinsame module? but maybe it?s a common module application.
This application is necessary for properly working of different Toshiba tools.
In this case I would recommend reinstalling this application.

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Hi All,

Has anyone faced a problem where the Laptop freezes on Toshiba Leading Innovation. The strange part is that when you plug the laptop to an external monitor, everything works fine.
I tried to replace the LCD, Inverter, VGA (its Nvidia 256), LCD cable and still the same problem.
Upgraded the bios to version 6.0 still the same. Read in some forum that downgrading to version 5.90 will solve so did it but still the same.

I don't know if it has anything to do with the TPM error I am receiving. when I turn on the laptop and press Esc before it freezes, after the memory check it says like "No TPM or TPM has problem" (note that this error is displayed even when you plug to an external monitor but on external everything works fine. and after loading windows if you switch the monitor to the laptop LCD the laptop works fine with no problems)

I check in Bios, the TPM option is grayed so you cannot enable or disable it from BIOS.

Answer:Satellite A100-906 - Freeze @ Toshiba Leading Innovation

hi magadem,
try the following:
- apply new thermal greas on cpu & gpu
- update bios to the latest available
- after bios update *disable* TPM in bios
- reinstall grafics driver with the latest available *on toshiba* download site

porblem solved? good!
if not:
if this action dont solves your problem the tpm-chip and/or mainboard has a serious problem...
then you have to chabge the mobo...

since these mainboards are highly integrated circuits there may occour errors and side effects that seem not to be related to the main problem,
but be sure it can!

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Hello all. I am very new here. By very new I mean this is my first time posting on a Tech forum. I very often search for answers and appears a lot with solutions to practically every question I can think of.
Today I am stumped and running short on time.

My colleague from work, who is quite poor with computers and setting up and stuff, so I told him I would help him by removing Vista from his system and installing windows XP.
I know that this day and age I should be upgrading him to Windows 7, but I dont have that CD.

What I have done is this:

Installed a Windows XP Professional for a DELL onto his Toshiba Satellite A100-033.
I already knew (thanks to forums) that I would need to install the drivers for many of the devices after Windows XP installed. Oh I should mention, When installing XP I deleted the partition that originally hosted Vista, and formatted the drive to NTSF (forgive me if the arconym isnt exactly correct).
After installing XP, I searched Device Manager for the yellow ? marks. I currently have 7 yellows:

+ ? Other devices
- ? Ethernet Controller
- ? Ethernet Controller
- ? Mass Storage Controller
- ? PCI Device
- ? SM Bus Controller
- ? Video Controller
- ? Video Controller (VGA Compatible)

I have searched tirelessly for the drivers.
Toshiba website said thhis model is discontinued.
However, I thought I could find them somewhere else in the WWWeb.
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Answer:Need to find Toshiba Satellite A100-033 drivers? Do they still exist?

If the PC you are working on was bought with Vista pre-installed on, then installing XP should be ok as far as the hardware is concerned.
You can try a program to automatically do the searching for you, but it's not always 100% correct, and you may be left with a few to find.
This one seems to work fairly well;
You will need the product key that was supplied with the installation disc, to activate windows.
You should be able to get the Video card driver from either Nvidia or AMD (or SIS), from the information in 'Device manager'. the 'update driver' option can work, but sometimes has been known to download an old version of the driver.

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HI, I need help to reinstall my vista op on my lap top toshiba satellite A100 , It came with 2 disks Product recover DVD ROM..I dont know how to wipe clean first hardrive, or if i have to do that , or just put in the disks and it will do it by itself..i did put in the first disk and immediatley i got a blue screen. my laptop was bought in may 2007 , if that helps. I am very green wen it comes to hardware and reinstalling OP systems..can some one please help , ? OH and I think all this happened cos it has a virus.

Answer:Solved: help to reinstall VISTA OP on toshiba Satellite A100

Reinstalling is sometimes the best and fastest way to sort out a problem, but can also be a major time drain and source of frustration. If you prefer you could detail exactly what problem is prompting you to reinstall, and we could consider addressing that instead.

The process will empty your drive itself, which means that you don't have to do any wiping (unless you want to sell/give away the computer). It also means however that all programs and files on your computer will be lost. Make backups of important files (Documents, pictures, etc) before you reinstall.

Another point to bear in mind if you suspect a Virus caused the problem, is to ensure that you install Anti virus software immediately, before trying to replace your backups.


If you have two disks one will be for the Operating System (Windows) and the other will have Toshiba Software and drivers. Make sure that you use the Operating System Disk.

To use the recovery CD you have to boot from it--basically load its own Operating system which does the work of replacing Windows. You don't put it in while Windows is running--Windows very sensibly protects itself from being overwritten. When your computer first turns on and before you get to Windows, you should see the POST screen. At the bottom it prompts you to press F2 for Setup or F12; you have to press F12. Actually the easiest way is to repeatedly press F12 from the moment you turn it on until you get the menu.

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Right i got given this laptop so i wiped the HD and put A fresh copy of Windows Xp on, But i need the driver : Intel 802.11a/g Golan Driver V10.1.0.13a So yeaha, Any Help Please

Answer:Solved: Toshiba Satellite A100-200 Wireless Driver

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I have a Satellite Pro A100 Model: PSAAAA-007003 with Bios version: 1.60 I have done a clean install of Windows XP Pro with SP3 and I need the correct Common Utilities Modules so I can install the Hotkey Utilities to enable the FN function for things like screen brightness/Mute/WiFi etc.

I have tried a common modules file called "Util_Common_Modules_28289A.EXE" before I installed absolutely anything as I have read that the common modules needs to be installed before most things but when I run the one I have it comes up with a winzip self extractor so I click setup but nothing happens ie it does not go into the setup stage after it extracts the files shown in the winzip self extractor then the window for the winzip extractor disappears.

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Hi all,

I hope I can get some help from all the genius here. My model is Satellite A100 and it comes with the media button beside the keyboard (i.e.Open Internet Browser, Open WMP 10, Play/Pause, Stop, etc). However I facing with the problem that all this buttons do not work until I need to open the program- TfncKy.exe in the C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Controls. It is so inconvenient for me to open this program every time after I shut down my computer.(It works fine when I hibernate the laptop). So guys, I really hope can seek some valuable advice from you. I just bought this laptop one month ago. I look forward with the solution here. Thanks. =)

Answer:Satellite A100- Toshiba Controls Program -TFncKy.exe


Did it initially work or has it always been this way? If it worked initially, try downloading a BIOS update, and then download the Toshiba controls program as well and reinstall it. If these do not work, go to start-->Control Panel-->Administrator Tools-->Services. From there make sure that the program is activated automatically when the computer is turned on. Hope this helps you.

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I just had an upgrade from Windows Xp to Windows 7.

I downloaded and installed all the drivers for this model from Toshiba web site, including the ATI mobility radeon X1600 driver and the Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Controller 0.

Later, while trying to set the screen resolution, I realized I could only choose between 1024x768 or 800x600, but i am sure that before upgrading I could set also the 1280x800 resolution (maximum display resolution). In fact the display resolution was much better than now.

Can you please help me? How can I go back to the maximum display resolution?

Thank you in advance and kind regards.


Answer:Toshiba Satellite A100-683 - 1280x800 display resolution

Once more here to add some details: I have tried to install the ATI mob. rad. + Nvidia display drivers which can be downloaded from this site for Satellite A100-683 + windows 7.
The second (Nvidia) seems to be the right one as stated in the description (enhances the functionality of the display and allows different settings, etc.), but it doesn't seem to work.

Any help? Thanx

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hello everybody!
I've just installed Vista on my laptop (originally i had Win xp on it)
First i have installed video drivers from
Then I've installed bios update and toshiba value added package.
But toshiba power manager doesn't work!
Vista uses only its tools to manage battery.
Can you help me?

Thank you!

Answer:Satellite A100: Toshiba Power Manager doesn't work

Why do you suggest that the Power Saver doesn?t work correctly?
Do you get any error messages or what?

The Toshiba power saver for Vista is not the same like for the Win XP.
You can find some additional options in the Vista Power options!!!

There you can choose an between 3 different power option.
Choose one and click on the link below ?change the Power options?

The new window should appear and there you can click on the link called ?Change Advanced Power settings?.
In new window you could see the Toshiba Power Saver settings.


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All, bought my laptop in Jul06 and cannot remember any details of the Toshiba set-up sequence and can't find any notes I made :-( My question is does the standard Toshiba WinXP set-up out of the box ask me to set-up a password for the WinXP administrator account 'cause I can remember it doing so?

Is this my bad memory or was I not prompted and there is some Toshiba default? I ask now as need it and have abosolutely no idea what it is!!!!

Yours Respectfully, Mr A. Fool.

Answer:Admin Password with Toshiba WinXP installed on Satellite A100

I have recovered my Satellite notebook 2 weeks ago and I?m sure that the setup has asked me to set the admin password.
You have simply go through the setup procedure and sometime the admin password box will appear?

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Installing driver ends with "No compatible hardware found message".
My notebook have GeForce Go 7600 (PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0398&SUBSYS_FF101179&REV_A1).

Answer:Toshiba Nvidia drivers for Vista cannot be installed on Satellite A100-912

yeah, i've got the same problem. There is a solution?

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When I switch on with mains power connected, I get a false error message which says "Toshiba Power Saver already started".
How do I get rid of this message permanently?

Answer:Satellite A100 - message: Toshiba Power Saver already started

Try uninstalling the Toshiba Power Saver from "Add/Remove Programs" in Control Panel.


Then download and install the latest Toshiba Power Saver from the Toshiba Website.

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I have this notebook and installed the Vista Ultimate on it. Where I can find the Toshiba Extended Tiles for Windows Mobility Center - there are not these Tiles on the page with the drivers for this kind of Toshiba notebook.
Or they are not nesessary for the A100-233?

Answer:Satellite A100-233 (PSAA8) and Toshiba Extended Tiles for Vista


Such titles are not necessary to get better Vista performance on the Satellite A100!

All available Toshiba Vista utilities and drivers can be found on the Toshiba European driver page. If you will not find this tiles on the Toshiba driver page then this application is not available.

But before you will give up you should download the Toshiba Vista Value Added Package because this package contains many additional tools a utilities like
- TOSHIBA Components Common Driver
- TOSHIBA Power Saver
- TOSHIBA Flash Cards
- TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool

Best regards

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More bad Sony batteries are being recalled.
They were sold with Toshiba Satallite A100/A105 and Tecra A7 laptops
Not sure if this is old news, but I just read about it today.

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I download new driver for nvidia video card from toshiba site, but when I try install it, I receive response what no supported video card found.

I install driver to A100-003 notebook.

Answer:Satellite A100-003: Cannot install the new NVidia driver from Toshiba site


that sounds really weird. Are you sure you?ve downloaded the right drivers for your machine? Which system do you have? XP or Vista?
Maybe you?ve downloaded a Vista version and you have XP. It would be useful and nice if you tell which system you have.

An other solution would be to visit this site:

There you will find the newest drivers which must work. But be careful before you install something and read the FAQ section on the site!

Good luck and nice weekend

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Notebook A100-097

I am experiencing a problem with my keyboard's special *FN keys* managed by the program "*TACSPROP.exe*" which is in *C:\Programmi\Toshiba\Utilities\.*
This program is not starting automatically at boot and also if I run it manually from it's path a window is coming saying *"Questo sistema non può utilizzare Toshiba Accessibility"*(in Italian: "*This system cannot use Toshiba Accessibily*").

I cannot identify the proper installer for the program in the list of drivers you provide on the support download page but I can tell you that the program is in the same directory where the Software *Hardware Support* is installed.

Please, can you provide me with the installer for this program? I think I'll have to try reinstalling it.
Is it possible it has been marked as a Spyware from Vista or AVG? Maybe some windows update changed something...

Please HELP!!!

Thanks in advance

Answer:Toshiba Accessibilty TACSPROP (Fn keys) is not working on my Satellite A100


These kinds of problems are very strange for me and I am asking myself why this happen. The fact is that recovery image (recovery DVD) is very good configured and there is definitely no problem with FN keys usage. All those FN keys functions are tested and it must work well. All necessary services will start with OS and you must be able to use all FN key functions.

I do not want to speculate what is wrong there but I can not imagine you have this problem from the first day.

Now the question is: why this happen to you? Do you use factory preinstalled OS or you have installed your own OS version?

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I have a problem to find a driver for the multimedia keys (6 easy keys) on my Satellite A100-979. I have Windows Vista 64-bit and this Notebook should be vista capable. Can somebody help me? Maybe you have an idea, to solve this problem.

Answer:Satellite A100-979: Cannot find Vista 64bit driver for Toshiba buttons

>this Notebook should be vista capable

Of course it?s Vista capable. You have installed the Vista on the Satellite A100-979 and it runs.

You ask for drivers for Vista 64bit version? Well, unfortunately but there is nothing to do!
It should be common that Toshiba does not provide any 64bit drivers; neither for XP nor for Vista. :(

Best regards

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Iown toshiba Satelite A100 and use Windows XP home edition.
After installing windows update a few days ago functional buttons on the left side of keyboard quit working - i just can use the upper one which runs internet explorer or windows media player but the other 3 buttons do not react anymore.

I tried to turn system to previous point but it gives me mistake..
Toshiba utility for buttons was uploaded and reinstalled but no result still

Answer:Satellite A100: Toshiba control buttons do not work anymore after Xp update

Download and install the CCleaner tool. This tool repairs the windows registry. It?s for free. Repair you OS.
Then download the right ?common modules? for you notebook series from the Toshiba page and install it again.

After new reboot check if the Toshiba control buttons functions!

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Yesterday I did a BIOS update on my Satellite A100-590 PSAA9E-03Z00QGR with the appropriate flash: =2&selFamily=2&selSeries=153&selProduct=624&langua ge=17&selOS=10&selType=all&yearupload=&monthupload =&dayupload=&useDate=null&mode=userMachines&search =&action=search&macId=&country=all&selectedLanguag e=17&type=all&page=1&ID=58477&OSID=-1&driverLanguage=42

After the flashing procedure the machine rebooted automatically, but unfortunately it now keeps hanging at the Thoshiba welcome screen. Also pressing F2 or F12 won't change anything. It seems like the BIOS is corrupt.

I saw, that in the BIOS package are delivered two flash files (s10gm590.rom and s10pm590.rom). But just executing the SanAntonion10 BIOS590MP.exe a .vbs script is started that decides automatically chooses and loads a flash file. Maybe it chose the wrong one?

What shall I do now? Is there a way to restore the BIOS, or do I have to send my notebook in?

Thanks in advance


Answer:Satellite A100-590 PSAA9E freezes on Toshiba welcome screen after BIOS update


sounds really serious. Unfortuntely I can just give you the only hint you will get from every user here in the forum:

Find the next nearest authorized service partner (you can find one by using this link: )
and bring your machine to them. By the way you should explain that guys what happened so they can do something for you.

Good luck buddy

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I have A100-599 with Vista pre-installed. As you know there is Toshiba Power Saver bundled with vista mobile power settings. Not always, but sometimes when I turn on the computer and windows starts I get this message "Toshiba Power Saver service couldn't start".

When I checked in Control Panel->System->Services if the service indeed off I saw that it did start and is running.

Can someone tell me why this message sometimes pops up? Is it a software issue or may be there is a problem with the hardware?

Answer:Satellite A100-599: Toshiba Power Saver service couldn't start


The simplest way to solve this issue is to recover the OS with the Toshiba recovery CD.
In this case all programs and the whole OS should works without any problems.
You have suggested that you have the recovery CD. Use it.
Before you will start this procedure, make a backup of your all important files

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So my Toshiba Satellite a100 laptop came with external media controls beside the keyboard, such as play/pause, skip, stop, and shortcuts to open media player and Internet browser. However, now those buttons do nothing. Help?

Answer:Solved: Toshiba Satellite a100 media player controls don't work


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I' ve recently had problems with my laptop. The probem is that it can't complete a simple automatic function wich is:

Trying to hibernate, standy by, shut down, or restart.

(I am using windows xp home edition)

For example say I want to shut down the computer I normally follow these steps: start menu > turn off computer > turn off.

Then evetually it gets to the screen with the blue backround that says: "Windows is shutting down...", and just stays there and doean's shut down so I have to press and hold the power button until it switches off. So, basically it doesn't complete the function.

The same thing occurs when attempting to Hibernate (stays on the screen saying "Prepearing to Hibernate", Stand by "Stanting by" something like that and on restart it goes to the "Windows is shutting down..." screen.

I don't know exactly why this is happening but I'm assuming some sort of windows problem or a harware problem. I tried to do System Restore but that didn't work because it goes to the same screen again as I mentioned above. I read somewhere that it might be something to do with my profile being to large but im not too sure about that. I asked my uncle about it and he said I should save everything I need and format my computer and then I would have install windows on it. Im thinking that there should some other solution
but I don't know.

Please help!


Answer:Toshiba Satellite A100 - 225 problem with Hibernate, Shut Down, Restart and Stand by


do you experience any problems working with applications after booting? Does your system perform too slow running normal appications in windows? What about when booting, does it take much time too?

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I do not like windows media player and I would like to listening music by other aplications.
I'm tried to change the buttons play/pause, next, prev to other application like iTunes or winamp but I couldn't change it.

I have Toshiba Satellite A100-0467.
Could you give me an advise for that?


(sorry for my awful english)

Answer:Change toshiba assist buttons for music players on a Satellite A100-467


which operating system do you use? Would be helpful to know. So my neighbor has a A100 too, but I ask you: where did you watched for these buttons to change?


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I have Satellite A100-233 and I want to increase his memory. The question is, if on my motherboard can I put memory DDR2 with the speed of 667MHZ or I have use only 533 MHZ?


Answer:Satellite A100-233 - Which memory I need?


It?s depending on your chipset that you have ;)

If you only want to buy a second memory module I would be the same module as first one. So you know that his module is compatible with the notebook and normally only two identical modules should be used in the notebook to avoid incompatibility issues.

But as far as I know A100-233 can handle up to 667 MHz modules. If the first module runs with 533 MHz, the second module will also run on 533 MHz. That means the modules are downgrade compatible.

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I have (only) 512MB of RAM and I need to upgrade it. Which memory should I buy? From which models, that could be found on the market, could I choose? And do I need to have the same memory modules, eg. 512+512MB or 1GB+1GB (or even the same producer?) for better performance, work properly, or something? Please help me, I need to upgrade it ASAP and I couldn't afford any possible mistake :]

The notebook is Satellite A100-294

Best regards,
Lukas Witecki

Answer:Satellite A100-294: Which memory should I buy


Hopefully I will receive some reward points from you because I think I can provide useful answers ;)
The laptop seems to support the DDR2 533MHz (PC2-4200) 200-PIN SODIMM modules.
You can use such modules from different manufacturers but in my opinion it?s better to buy a brand name module instead of no-name module due to the better performance

This site provides some compatible Kingston modules for Satellite A100-294

You can also mix the modules; I mean you could use 512+1024 or 1024+1024 or 512+512. All these options are possible

Best regards

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Is there any other URL where I can get updated version of Toshiba Power Saver for my laptop Satellite A100 PSAARE other than the drivers homepage?

It seems that it is not controlling CPU fan anymore (it keep it always at maximum speed).

Also, I've noticed the graphic card (GeForce 7600) too noisy.

If the monitor is off I can't hear it (just the CPU fan), but as soon as I start working it's audible and like a continuous small beep.

Is there any fix (software/hardware) for this?


Answer:Satellite A100 PSAARE: Toshiba Power Saver + Graphic Card noise


The Toshiba European driver page is an only place where you could get the drivers and tools for your Satellite A100 PSAARE European model.
At this time it?s a Power Saver v7.03.07.I for Windows Vista!!!

But I have to say that I don?t see any software problems on your notebook.
The cooling modules and fans have to run with higher performances to ensure that your hardware parts could be cooled properly.

Maybe a cooling module cleaning could help to improve the internal cooling and to reduce the noises.
From time to time I clean my notebook ventilators using the compressed air spray and then the fans run quieter.

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What types to memories supports this notebook?
DDR2 -533, 667 thats all? 800 supports?

Answer:What type of memory I need for Satellite A100-906

The notebook was delivered with DDR2-533 RAM.
But you can check this with tools like Everest. There you can see that kind of RAM the notebook (chip set) does support.

Of course, you can buy DDR2-667 RAM or DDR2-800 RAM but it runs only with the speed of the lowest module or chip set does support.

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Hi. I just buy a Toshiba Satellite A100-528, and i want to buy more memory for him, 512mb DDR2 533.
Where i can see which memory is compatible with my notebook? My option : Kingston, Kingmax !

Tks a lot !

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Can someone please tell me the max memory speed for the Satellite Pro A100-828, i am wanting to upgrade to the maximum 4GB but am finding that some sites say the max speed is 533MHz whilst others say 667MHz. For example, the Toshiba site only lists 533MHz memory under the 'Compatible Options' yet other sites list 667MHz memory as compatible.

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Satellite Pro A100-828 Max Memory Speed


You should check what FSB (front side bus) would support.
Install the hardware diagnostic tool like Everest home edition and you should be able to find out this value.

If your chipset would support the 667Mhz then you could use such modules and the modules would run with 667Mhz too.

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I would like to increase memory of my Satellite A100-036 (psaan), as 1 GB seems to be insufficient to run Vista. The problem is, I can't find out what my A100 would support. Now I have 512x2 Samsung DDR2 (533). I'm sure 1x2GB (DDR2, 533) would run OK, but what about some more? Say, 2x2GB?

First, I'm not sure whether 1x2GB chip would be supported by my A100. Any ideas?

Secondly, I've read somewhere that 4GB would be supported by my 945 Intel chipset, but there is no point in it unless I have a 64-bit OS, as 32-bit only support ca.3.2 GB. If that's true, would I be able to install 1GB + 2GB (3GB total) and use it efficiently? Are there any recommendations as to the combination of memory chips of different volumes (like 2 GB and 512MB)? May be it is better to have similar in volume?

And one more thing: not sure whether the chipset supports faster memory (higher than 553). And Can I combine 553 and smth faster?

Seems a lot of questions, but I hope someone could find some time and help me!

Thank you!!!

Answer:Satellite A100-036 memory increase


Well first of all, try to remove the current memory cards to look the model. For my A200, the memory cards are in the middle of the computer. You could go to the shop with one of them and buy one that's about the same model or even bring your laptop directly to the shop and try them there. The people at the shop will probably be able to determine the right card for your computer.

Good luck,

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Can someone tell me how much memory I can put into my notebook "A100-692 PSAA9E"?

On the Internet there are pages which state that 4GB is the max memory amount, whereas the handbook says that 2GB is the max amount (The handbook seems to be made for a group of different notebooks and also states
that my notebook should have a GForce but it has an ATI GFX card).

If 4GB is the max amount, can I go with the following memory constellation?:

2GB Stick Port 1
512 MB Stick Port 2

Also can I use DDR2-667Mhz Ram instead of 533Mhz Ram and and/or a mixture of these?



Answer:Satellite A100-692 PSAA9E: What is the max memory

Besides the internt pages I think you really can only use a maximum of 2GB, as the biggest official memory module is only a 1GB one.
Anyway, more than 4GB are useless if you dont't use a 64Bit operating system.

I would suggest that you use 2x1024GB 533mhz modules.

Mixture of 533 and 677 might work but wouldn't risk any incompatibility issues.

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I am using Satellite A100-599 noetbook with installed memory 1Gb-533Mhz ,the system supports memory upgrade up to 4Gb.

I need to add another 2GB ram but I only found it with 667Mhz, the question is can I add he 2GB-667MHz ram to the existing 1GB-533MHZ ram .

Answer:Satellite A100 - Adding memory RAM

You can do this but the 2GB-667MHz module will run only at 533Mhz.
The slower module would lock the faster module and would allows the module to run only at 533 MHz

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hello, i have a toshiba a100-237 with a core duo processor & 512 mb memory with bus 533.
i want to upgrade it to 2 gb memory with bus 667.
will it accept the new memory bus?

Answer:Question about memory bus on Satellite A100


Why bus 667? I presume that you know that it is recommended to use module with the same bus speed.

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