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Question: toshiba satellite pro 4600 network cards

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

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Answer: toshiba satellite pro 4600 network cards

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

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Hi first post be gentle I've faith someone on here can help me.

Got a laptop off a friend basically having a play for a day or two to see if I want to buy it. Quite an ancient thing but I only want it for Internet poker and maybe browsing but probably not even that.

It's a Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600 running XP and it does have a wireless card in it but that's the problem.

Under the device manager all the networking stuff shows as working fine but if I go into network connections three icons show.

Wireless Network Connection - Network Bridge - Local Area Connection

All of these have a red cross through them (fair enough for the local area connection there's no network cable plugged in) and on the left hand side when I select the wireless it says wireless connection unavailable.

Now there is a wireless switch on the side of the laptop I have this flicked on and it shows an orange light which doesn't show when it's off. I have tried turning this off and on a few times but only attempt a connection when it is on.

Now when I try to create a new connection is shows the three pieces of network hardware and says that they are all disconnected and that I must plug in or connect the hardware before proceeding.

I've gone to the Toshiba website and downloaded the latest network drivers for this model only one driver available but it was for the wireless card. This has made no difference. If I connect a network cable then that will work but obvio... Read more

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600 Major Network Problems

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600 memory

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

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

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


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

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

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

I do not have any toshiba disks as it was secondhand

Stuck !

Can anyone help/suggest what i have done.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600 error

Sounds to me like you didn't reformat!

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

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

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

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

So which brand and model to buy next?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600 problems

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

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

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

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600 - RAM query

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

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

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

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


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

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

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Wondering if anyone can help me.

I recently just rebooted my Satellite A200-195.

I found that my flash cards for my ?FN? hotkey function buttons have disappeared and do not pop up on top of the screen anymore.
However I am able to press the other function buttons on the keypad F1 - F8, part from the one that enables the mouse?F9?.

I have already uninstalled and installed the Value Added Package, Flash support utility and even tried to update the Bios but it seems my Bio is already the newest version.
After all this I seem to be able to enable my mouse pad ?F9? but my other function buttons are not working anymore and the flash cards still are not appearing like they use to.
Is there anything I can do to get my flash card to pop up back on screen without having to set my laptop back to factory default?

Answer:Satellite A200-195: TOSHIBA Flash Cards "black and white cards" not working

Have you tried to restart Flash cards?
Start > All programs > Toshiba > Utilities > Restart Flash cards.

What you can also try is to install ?Flash cards support utility? if you can find it on Toshiba download page.

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A friend recently gave me a refurbished model of this laptop that was updated with Windows XP Pro and it worked for about a month before a windows system file was corrupted. I got a new OS disc and replaced the file and it worked fine for about another month and when I started it today it gave me a message saying "We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this." and gives me a list of reboot options. I haven't installed anything at all or changed anything.

I've also tried each of the options and none will work. I get a blue screen that flashes up for a split second and then it goes back to the screen with the restart options.

I've tried going to the BIOS menu and setting it up for it to start with the cd drive with the OS disc in place to try to reformat and I get a screen with a short message that says "Media Test Failure. Check Cable" and then returns to the screen with the with the restart options. I've run out of ideas and nothing online I've been able to find so far has helped. If anyone has any ideas at all I would love to hear them.

I want to completely reformat this laptop if it's not too late.

Any help would be appreciated. Much thanks.


Answer:Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600; Windows unable to load.


The Media Test Failure. Check Cable message appears because notebook tries to boot from LAN.
Maybe the notebook tries to boot from LAN because the HDD is not available anymore? this could be possible?
Did you check the HDD in BIOS? Please do this!
Check if the HDD is available in BIOS?
If it?s not listed in the BIOS then the HDD is dead and needs to be replaced.

PS; you can also change the booting order press F12 while notebook booting up. Then all possible boot devices should appear on the screen and you could choose CD/DVD drive as booting source.

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Just wondering if anyone knows if this laptop comes with built in memory or does the laptop just use removeable memory?Any advice would be great!

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I have Toshiba satellite pro 4600,Model PS4606-04NVT-EN. I would like to know Is 'Toshiba LAN Mini PCI card' is NDIS 5.1 compliant?

Could some one answer this urgently.

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600: Toshiba LAN miniPCI card is NDIS 5.1 compliant?


I don't know which card you mean exactly but I have found info that compatible Wireless LAN mini-PCI card has PA3070U-1MPC part number.

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I have a Satellite A305 laptop with a card reader. After I upgraded to Vista Ultimate (64 bit) it stopped reading my memory cards. Do I need a new driver? The reader does read my SanDisk.

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I have a Satellite pro 4600 since year 2002. I have never been checked its internal wireless network card. Today I am trying to use it but I am unable to even install it.

1) There's a small switch left side of the laptop. I do ON the switch but it didn't repond any on desktop even light beside that switch didn't ON.

2) There's not any link in device manager showing wirless card option to whom I can update and install.

3) I have dual boot window 2000 and xp. In both I tried to install driver from its Orignal CD. But nothing on desktop and in device manager and even in network places.

please give me urgent response.

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 wireless network card installation issues

I have a similar problem. The blurb for the Satellite Pro 4600 says "Mobile communications centre with integrated wireless LAN module on all IntelŪ PentiumŪ III models, on-board 10/100 Ethernet NIC and integrated international V.90 data/fax modem". Mine is a Pentium III model. OS is W2K fully patched.

I have used the on-board Ethernet NIC and the V.90 modem, but until now never had occasion to use wireless. The wireless switch on the left side produces a light. Does this model need a PC card for wireless? If so, where would one get one?

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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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Resource Monitor shows 100% CPU usage constantly in recent weeks (not a problem for the first 6 months that i owned the machine) with 85-99% of my CPU being used on 2 entries each shown as "Toshiba Flash Cards", any idea why, and how I can sort this out as it slows everything down? many thanks


Answer:Satellite P200-1EE 100% CPU usage due to Toshiba Flash Cards

Are the correct ATI/nVidia graphics drivers installed? Make sure the Graphics card is not using standard VGA drivers in Device Manager.

Also try this:

1) uninstall the Toshiba Value Added Package in Control Panel -> Programs and features
2) Download and install the latest TVAP from the Toshiba Drivers/Support Website
3) Reboot.

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Its just trouble with one of the user accounts.
Flash cards will not work on that account.
I created a new user account and now i works with the new account.
I would like it to work with my ordinary account but i don't know whats i wrong.
It just stopped to work and i do not recall what i did when it stopped to work.

Satellite C850D-105
Win7 64 ultimate

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Answer:Satellite C850D-105: Toshiba Win 7 Flash Cards stopped working


You should restart the Flash Cards
Go to: ALL Programs -> Toshiba -> Utilities -> restart Flash Cards

Now the flash cards should be ok

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ok my brother in-law bought a Toshiba Satellite P105-S6064 for work and gaming. it has a Mobile Intel 945 Express Chipset video card. He recently purchased Oblivion for the PC and found to his dismay that that his computer would not run it due to not having the right video card.

so now to my endless questions.

Can you swap a video card in the Toshiba Satellite P105-S6064?
If so how?
and if not why?
if he can which of the following cards would work best in his system?
Ge force 7800, 6800, 6600 6200 fx
Radeon 9800, 9700, 9600, 9500

Thanks for taking the time to read this.


Answer:Changing Video Cards in a Toshiba Satellite P105-S6064

Laptops almost never have removable video cards, and that particular one is no different. You can't change the video card.

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Has anyone encountered problem with Window 10 (upgraded from the factory default of Win 7for Satellite Pro L850-pskg9a-009001) shutting down due to the Toshiba Flash cards? I cannot find any solution on the internet for this.
Any constructive advice is appreciated.

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Satellite L755-M1DU
Part Number : PSK2YE-0DU02UAR

I Lost my Laptop :(

And I accidentally deleted ( Toshiba Flash cards utility )

What can I do? And where or how can I get that Flash Cards displayed when pressing the Function key ?

Thank You

Answer:Satellite L755-M1DU - I deleted Toshiba Flash Cards Utility

Why this link does not work???

Mid-loading the disconnect ?????????????

+Message was edited: dead link has been removed+

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"TOSHIBA Flash Cards" software/drivers, bundled with Satellite A210-1AO, crashes often, usually on system startup.
And sometimes after it loads correctly on startup, it stops working in random way with app crash.

Currently I have a dump of such crash, link.

Answer:Satellite A210-1AO - TOSHIBA Flash Cards softw: app crashes on startup

Try please to reinstall toshiba value added package.
You can find it on toshiba download page -

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My toshiba is Satellite U300 model no. PSU30C-TP908C with windows vista installed

I am getting into a big trouble for some reason, all the keys from "F1~F12" are malfunctioned. When i press them, they do not work as what its suppose to do, instead they all became the functions that you would have when you press them while holding the "Fn" key. So, now if i press F1, I actually get a compter locked instead of casting the help window. Pressing "U,I,O,J,K,L,M" would print out numbers, but if you turn "ON" the numberpad by pressing "F11"(note that i could do it without holding Fn), these keys will return to normal. Space bar does not work no matter what you do. The numbers "1,2" above "Q,W" does not work either.

Another thing i found out is that when i try to open the accessibility tools in the toshiba utility. It says "This system does not support this program".

I have tried to find updates to these utilities, but i could not find the ones suitable for my toshiba. I went to the toshiba support page, click on download and it prompts me to select my toshiba laptop and model number. However, from the list of toshiba satellite U300, there is only 3 models and none of them is PSU30C-TP908C. I did not know which one is compatible with my model, so i gave up finding the updates.

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Answer:Satellite U300 PSU30C - Toshiba flash cards and accessibility tools issue


Normally you can find all drivers on the Toshiba Canada page for your notebook: => Support => Mobile Computing

For the FN keys on Windows you need the Value Added Package. You can find it on the Toshiba website. Remove the old version and restart the notebook. Then use CCleaner to clean the registry and then install the version.

But be honest if you can?t go in the BIOS because with F2 I think it?s a keyboard malfunction and this has nothing to do with the Toshiba tools.
In your case I would test an external keyboard? So you can determine if it?s an internal keyboard problem or not.

Good luck!

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Missing Ethernet, Network, PCI Simple Communications, SM Bus and Universal controller drivers. This isn't my laptop, I'm just fixing it for a friend.

Someone on another forum asked for this information:

I don't know if I need more, but I tried downloading plenty of driver to no avail.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Satellite L875-S7209 network drivers missing

Hi for what OS is this for. have you been to toshiba support page for the drivers? should install the chipset driver first.

get drivers from here.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite C55-A-1N1 running Windows 8.1 and would like to upgrade both the Ethernet NIC and the Wi-Fi cards, with an the upgrade to the Ethernet card being most important.

Current Ethernet card installed (per Device Manager) is Qualcomm Atheros AR8172/8176/8178 PCE-E Fast Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.30). I would like to upgrade to GigaBit Ethernet.

I do not want to disassemble the laptop to determine the size of the current card before first obtaining a replacement (to avoid repeated disassembly). Can anybody please assist with details of the existing card (e.g. what size/connections) and what other cards would be compatible to use to achieve GigaBit speeds, if this is indeed possible?

Current WiFi card installed (per Device Manager) is Qualcomm Atheros AR956x Wireless Network Adaptor. I would like to be able to connect also at 5GHz..

As with the Ethernet card, I would like to obtain a compatible card before disassembly and would ask the same questions. I also understand that I would need 2 or 3 internal antennae to be able to achieve faster WiFi speeds. Can anybody please advise on the existing cards, suitable replacements cards and on the issue of antennae.

Thanks in advance for any help and advice.

Answer:Satellite C55-A-1N1 - network cards upgrade

Due to specific design hardware upgrade on notebooks is very limited and supported. Supported is HDD or RAM upgrade. Nothing more than that.
You can find the list of compatible RAM modules for upgrade. HDD or SSD upgrade is also not problematic and, on most notebook models, it can be done by notebook owner.

All other hardware upgrades are not supported. I can understand that you want to use hardware with better specification but who should help you with this?
> Can anybody please assist with details of the existing card (e.g. what size/connections) and what other cards would be compatible to use to achieve GigaBit speeds, if this is indeed possible?
Such info you can get from notebook manufacturer or authorized service partner only but they will tell you the same as I already wrote.

My advice for you: do not disassemble notebook on your own. At first you will cancel valid warranty and secondly you can damage something.

At the end one, maybe stupid, question: what is the problem actually? Is your machine so slow or what? I mean especially LAN connection. It must be OK.

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Question: Toshiba pro 4600

Hi Everyone..I hope you can help me..I have a Toshiba pro 4600 windows 2000.   I try to turn my laptop on and all i get isThe on button Light (Green)The cable light (Green)The battery light (amber)There is no noise at all when i switch it on.  Can anyone tell me what is its problem...  

Answer:Toshiba pro 4600

Is the light on the battery supposed to be amber? How old is the battery?Flame

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I have a laptop, toshiba 4600. It is mine, but I have changed jobs. I haven't used it since June. I have forgotten the password, and can't log on to the computer, and the only network it lists is the old work site, and it does not see my local network.

Is there a way to log in as admin and change password or create a new user?


Answer:Need Password Help Toshiba 4600

Yes, but if you have the computer password protected you should need the appropriate password (you set) to log in as the administrator.

Try logging in as "administrator" in the account name box leaving the password box blank.

I doubt that will work, but it's worth a try.

How do you even get to the desktop without logging on to see what networks are available?

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Hi All!
I went to turn on the laptop today, the green 'on' light came on and the battery was fully charged and plugged into the mains - but nothing happened!!

All it does is sit there with the green 'on' light, there is no sound from the fan, floppy drive, CD Drive, or anywhere. If you shut the lid, there is no beep like it usually makes, and there is nothing on the screen.
It's like it's turned off, except for the light being on telling you it's ON!

I have taken the battery out and swapped it with my other one and it does exactly the same, I don't know what to do next!


Answer:toshiba 4600 boot trouble

You could try removing the hard drive from the laptop. If the hard drive crashed it could mimic the same problems your having. Remove it and then try booting up. If it boots then your problem is solved. It's a failed hard drive. Otherwise well have to start looking elsewhere.....

Did you add anything new recently to the laptop?

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Toshiba Satellite C55-A5310

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3120M CPU @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6023 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 688 GB (551 GB Free);
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Portable PC
Antivirus: Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security

Network Card: Realtek RTL8188EE (see attached image)

This laptop has been having problems detecting wifi signals unless I get super close to the router. So after some research, I am pretty sure that the network card needs to be replaced. The problem is I am having trouble finding one similar to the one I have now. If you look at the picture, you can see my current card only has a port for one antenna, unlike most other ones that I have seen online which have two antenna ports. So I was wondering if anyone could help me find a compatible card.

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


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

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Good evening, I cant afford to take my laptop to a tech so I am posting here in hope of help. I have a Toshiba satellite l755, I turn my pc this mourning on and it showed me this messege. Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0 (build 083)
For atheros PCIE Ethernet Controller v2.0.
Check cable connection!
PXE-M0F Exiting Intel PXE ROM.
No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key
What happend to my computer? Please help

Answer:Toshiba Satellite l755 trying to boot from network

In the BIOS, look in the boot options and take the "other devices" or "other" out of the boot sequence.
Make sure that HDD is listed as first boot option.
This should be enough,
BUT... I would also check to see if boot from LAN is enabled.
If it is, (unless you need it for some reason) disable it.

PXE is a protocol that will enable you to boot from a network drive or server.
When it says that it failed, it is because it could not find an OS on the network.

To enter bios, watch the screens when you power on.
It will tell you the right keys to press to enter your bios setup.

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Hi, my Toshiba Satellite A300 has No network connections available. It works of and on and I don't know what the problem is. The wifi works fine on my phone and girlfriends laptop

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I am a newbie and have just purchased a reconditioned laptop as above. On trying to connect to wireless network I have found ii cannot. On trying to troubleshoot the issue, the message i get is "Windows did not detect a properly installed network adaptor. If you have a network adaptor, you will need to re-install the driver".
First things first, How do i find if there is a network adaptor installed?
Secondly, if one is installed, how can i download drivers if i am unable to connect to the internet?
The conection box shows a red cross on it too.
Any help appreciated

Answer:toshiba satellite pro c660-2dh network adaptor issues

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I need internet and i don't know why Windows 7 doesn't detect the drivers i downloaded from toshiba's website for my notebook model because apparently doesn't come with the drivers for my network controller.

I need to find a way to make internet work ASAP, this is delaying me big time, i already spent 6 hours plus in something that should have worked in the first try.

My laptop: Toshiba Satellite P745-S4217
I downloaded the drivers from Drivers & Software Support | Toshiba (6B333645K is my notebook's s/n)

Please help me before i cut my balls

Answer:W7 can't detect my Toshiba's Satellite installed network drivers

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ... You need lots of Drivers ... We shall start with the Network Controller ..
Satellite P745-S4217 Support | Toshiba

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I reloaded win7 but the network controller and drivers from their page does not install, after downloading and running the exe's from their page here:
they all don't open. I tried the Atheros LAN driver and all 3 wifi drivers [proset, atheros and realtek].

Answer:Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5303 network drivers?

This is the device id from driver identifier but since no connection to the net I can run the scan :

This is the device id from driver identifier but since no connection to the net I can run the scan :\VEN_1969&DEV_2062&SUBSYS_FF1E1179&REV_C1

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I am working on my neice's Satellite M35X-S149 and the Internet Connection was working, but its telling me that the wireless network interface is disabled and I can't find how to enable it.

Answer:How do I enable wireless network interface on Toshiba Satellite

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Over the last few weeks my laptop computer has been having problems connecting to the wireless network I have installed at home. When the laptop starts up it will initially connect to the network however after anywhere between 30 secs and 20 minutes it will disconnect.

The network is still shown as available, however when I try to re connect to the network it will tell me that connection is not available taking me to a screen to check the wireless security settings. I have checked these settings several times and both the SSID and network key are correct. This fails to enable a connection either.

I have another laptop and a PS3 which are both connected to the network without any problems.

I have also connected the laptop directly into the router which enables the connection without any problem.

The computer runs using Windows Vista.

Any assistance would be very much appreciated.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite L300-11V TK-57 not connecting to the wireless network

Hi:Where is this pc relative to the working pcs ?
Same room,different floor etc ?
A few things you could try:
Move the laptop.Sometimes a few feet can make a big difference.
Change the wireless channel being used (1/6/11 in US).
Download/install from the Toshiba site the latest driver for that wireless adapter

What do you have to do to re-establish the connection ?

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I have a Satellite Z830 notebook about 15 months old. It is networked with other computers. I use this one in the loungeroom, and recently it has been thrown off line even after a minute. I can usually get back on. Have followed instructions to unplug modem etc. It says "network adaptor unplugged" Everything has been checked. I'm told it might be a software problem and hopefully I just need to download something.

I tried my laptop in the loungeroom last night and it did not drop out at all.

Hoping you can help.


Answer:Toshiba Satellite Z830 network adaptor problem

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Hey guys im back again...I just bought a brand new Satellite today at the local best buy and it had windows 8.1 installed...i opened the box, didnt even bother turning it on and began removing the hard drive so i can put in the solid state from my old satellite...also formatted and installed a clean copy of Windows 7 Ultimate. The first problem is i cannot connect to a network either on wireless or wired. I have checked the Toshiba website and downloaded a few different drivers but they arent installing...not real sure whats going on. I havent ran into a problem where it just wont install...maybe its a fluke, idk.

The biggest thing is that i cant seem to figure out the make/model of the card installed in this laptop. It seems as though Toshiba put 3 different cards in this model depending on which config you get. I used speccy to try and look it up...but since there are no drivers installed it doesnt know either, it sees it, but cannot tell me what it is.

The laptop model number is:
Satellite C55D-A5108

The laptop part number is:

Thanks as usual for any and all help. I will continue searching myself...i cant just sit idle...

Answer:Wireless/Network Card Drivers - Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5108

Murd3d mate where did you get the OS from ie did you buy an OEM or retail version?

First of all this are the driver downloads Drivers & Software Support | Toshiba

Now there are three that I can see and we need to establish which card is in that machine.
To do that look at this

Using HW Info

You can test the volts on the PSU with HWInfo HWiNFO, HWiNFO32/64 -Download < download the right bit version andclose the right hand window select Sensors and scroll down to the power sectionwhere you will see what the volts are doing see my pic.

The original right hand window shows themachine running and is handy for that but for looking at the components in some detail close it and use themain left hand side panel

Open each + down into the componentitself and then click on it - in theright hand side will appear all sorts of details including brands speeds andother essential info that device. See pic for example.
Thsi I did up for volts on the PSU but in the pic you can open out in your case the Network + and see the wifi adaptors and see what is in the machine as we need to know the brand that the driver sis for.

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i recently reformatted my hard drive on my laptop but didnt think to backup the drivers, so basically, all of them were lost. i managed to restore all of them but the wireless network card/adapter. im not sure what cards were installed before, but im pretty sure it was a dell truemobile wireless card. i can still access the internet through an ethernet hookup. is there a way to download the network adapter/card? i havent been able to find one to install...or is there a way to find out what driver is needed when it isnt installed

Answer:wireless network card for a Toshiba Satellite 1405-S151 laptop

If this is the proprietary wireless that came with the Toshiba Satellite, that is easy to find online.
If it is a wireless card you installed, and therefore have, you can look at the numbers on the card, then do a google search with those model numbers to discover there the drivers can be located.
Be sure your old drivers are removed from the Devices list in Hardware in Control Panel.

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

Answer:DVD for Satellite Pro 4600 ?


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

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

Good luck


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[Please note that I am in a very tight spot for this information, so I will shell out $10 US via paypal for the first person who gets me the info I need. If you cant find cheap prices, post your links anyway, because I still need links to equipment retailers, cheap or not. So to sum it up, I need links of retailers who sell the equipment below, who ever provides the best quality of links will get $10 for their trouble]

I am working on a school project that involves creating fully
networked environment for two rooms; each room must accommodate for 16
Personal Computers (PCs) and 16 Laptops.

When we started this project half the class was to do a UTP/STP
installation, and the other half do a fiber optics installation. Our
budget for all materials including labour is $10,000 Canadian.

It has come to my attention that a group doing Fiber has been able to
completely price out both rooms while staying under the $10,000 budget
(all Fiber using groups didnt need to worry about the budget because
the instructor told them to just justify the costs), and I want to
know how they did it.

So I need resources to retailers selling fiber switches, PC network
cards, Fiber PCMCIA cards, and Fiber Cabling and the tools needed to
test and terminate the cabling properly.

Its possible that they may be using used equipment, so I will also
take links for people selling used equipment. Its very important that
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Hi everyone
I've got a good old Satellite pro4600 750Mhz
and was wondering if I can install a P3 1Ghz 133Mhz FSB CPU
I wonder if this laptop is strictly 100mhz FSB?
hopefully I can extend this faithful laptop's life.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Answer:HD limitatons for Satellite Pro 4600?

Hey ,

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


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I'm running WinXp Pro on a satelite pro 4600

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

Answer:Enter dos on Satellite Pro 4600


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

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

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

Thanks for any suggestions :-D


Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 RAM upgrade


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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600: Which DVD drive?


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

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


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

Thanks, Adrian

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 will not start


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

I Hope this is a Help.


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

Answer:Upgrade from NT to XP on Satellite Pro 4600


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

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

Is this possible?

Thanks at previous for helping me.

Greatings Scherrolino

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 Recovery CD


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

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

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

Best regards

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

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

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

Good luck and let us know if you succeeded !

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

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

Answer:Which type HD in Satellite Pro 4600 ?


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


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

any help would be appreciated

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 RAM upgrade

Hi there,

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


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

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600: No Sound

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

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

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

Answer:How to open Satellite Pro 4600?


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

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

Best regards,

Pete V.

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

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


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

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

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

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

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 won't power up


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


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


Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 - IR problem


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

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


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

Answer:Playing DVD's on Satellite Pro 4600

Hi Tommy

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

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

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

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

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 freezes for a while


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

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

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

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Hello all,

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

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

Part number for my laptop is PS460U-06QVX8.

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


Answer:Drivers for Satellite Pro 4600


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

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


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

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

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

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

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600, Memory upgrade

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

works fine !

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

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

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

Hello John

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

What do you think?

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

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


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

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I've downloaded the last driver from this Website.

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

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


Answer:Sound on Satellite Pro 4600 does not work

Hi buddy,

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

Please give a feedback, would appreciate. :)


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

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

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600: display issue

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

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

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

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


Answer:Where i can download drivers for Satellite Pro 4600


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

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


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

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600: HDD upgrade question

Do the BIOS recognize the HDD correctly?

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

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

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

Thanks in advance

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 Calibrate Battery?


Charging tips for the battery pack.

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

Remove the battery pack.

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

Re-insert the battery pack.

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

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

Unplug the AC adapter.

Remove the battery.

Wait 30 seconds and re-insert the battery.

Plug the AC adapter back in.

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

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


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

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

Of course you can upgrade it to WXP.

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

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


Answer:Satellite Pro 4600: Need repair manual

Hello Phil

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

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

Thanks in advance

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

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

Sorry. :(

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

Answer:CPU Support for Satellite Pro 4600 Series


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


Message was edited by: chris_cool

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

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

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

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

Any help would be well appreciated.


Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 doesn't start any more

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

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

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hi all,

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

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

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

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

Can anybody help me? thanx & greetinx

Answer:Memory Problem Satellite Pro 4600


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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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Hello everybody,

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

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

Thanks for your help.

Answer:BIOS update for Satellite Pro 4600


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

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


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

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

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

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

Hi there,

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

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


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

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

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

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

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 very unstable and BSOD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 - shuts down while installing OS

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

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

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

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Hi Guys

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

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

Answer:RAM upgrade problem on old Satellite 4600


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

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

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

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

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Hi guys,

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


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

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 MoBo model

Ok, problem solved...

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

Answer:How to remove password on Satellite 4600?


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

Best solution is to ask previous owner about right password.


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Hi all,

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

Thanks and best regards,


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

Hi Nils,

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Any idea's on how to resove this problem?

as am pretty much out of all ideas atm :/

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 PS460E - Cannot install Win XP

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600: Where to find drivers

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

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

Best regards

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

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

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

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

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600: PXE error message


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

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


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

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 - harddisk type


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

You will find many offers.

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

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Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 memory problem

Hi there,

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Someone here, who can help me? Thanx!

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


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

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

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

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