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Toshiba Satellite C50-A-1JV - BIOS flash issue

Question: Toshiba Satellite C50-A-1JV - BIOS flash issue

Hello dear forum users,

I have a BIOS virus and nothing seems to help. First I installed a BIOS version from 1.10 to 1.30(.exe), then I wiped my HDD completely and installed the newest version, which is 1.40. Now I can't reinstall the BIOS, because it says the version is the same as that installed on my laptop(1.40). Is there a flashable BIOS installation for this laptop? I couldn't find one in toshiba europe's driver page.

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

Answer:Flash BIOS Toshiba Satellite A200-223

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

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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.

Regards,
Gulam

Answer:Toshiba Flash Cards issue with Satellite A100-065

Hi,

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
(http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/download_drivers_bios.jsp) and reinstall it.

Maybe you can solve that error with performing a reinstall?

Please give some feedback
Greets

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Hello Forum

Can anybody help me to solve Bios password issue ,which İ dont know.ı am out of garantie.Used jumper on G1 on the screen appears change time etc.But it changes and ask me password!!! Thank you in advance.
Ps.İf ı should replace memory card on 2 ?
İnstead 1..F2 .0 f12 f8 didnt helped.

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Hi,
I have a Toshiba L660D-144 with 1.60 bios. When i update my windows freeze and i need to turnof the laptop. I can get laptop turning on but i cant enter on bios setup. I know this is a corrupt or incomplete block.
I want reflashing bios with same version but the software says i realy have same version and i cannot update.
How i can force update bios?

Regards

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Hello,

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.

Another thing that i have tried is to return to factory state with the system recovery discs given by the f... Read more

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

Hi

Normally you can find all drivers on the Toshiba Canada page for your notebook:
http://www.toshiba.ca => 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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I recently acquired a brand new barely used Toshiba satellite c55t and I slapped a 500gb ssd evo850 in it and reinstalled everything upgraded it from a windows8 pro I had. Then formated it and reinstalled windows 10 clean. I installed CIS Pro did the windows updates. And all of the sudden it started booting into PXE mode before windows booted. So I got into this atrocious UEFI Shell they have for this thing and looked around for the lan in boot sequence. The boot order was fine with Lan being last. Now I said the uefi shell was bad b/c I can't remove Lan from the boot sequence list. So it keeps booting PXE before windows and it gives me the option to hit esc and cancel out of it, I always do but its a pita and I'm wondering how I stop this from coming up when I can't remove it in the BIOS. If I straight up turn the LAN adapter off it works but then the LAN doesn't work at all so I'm basically stuck. Maybe someone has more insight on this issue I did a bunch of googling and I came up with nothing: everyone wants you to remove the Lan option from boot sequence...Well what if I can't?
 

Answer:Recently was given a toshiba satellite c55t and clean slated it but I'm getting a weird Bios Issue

Not 100%, but the best I've got;

1. On another computer, download the official LAN driver from the Toshiba support website. On Toshiba laptop, go to Device Manager, uninstall LAN driver and driver software (tick). Install the official driver. Reboot into BIOS. Set to defaults. Reboot.

2. Set BIOS to default. Clean format.

PXE usually points to a HDD issue. But you say your computer boots just fine if LAN is disabled? That seems super odd to me. I'm not sure if it is software or hardware. My two cents until someone that knows what they're talking about shows up.
 

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Im working on a Toshiba Laptop A105-4284, Model #: PSAA8U-0FH02K that froze while trying to flash the BIOS, so I didnt know what else to do but shut it off. Now, when I try to boot it up, it gets stuck in the same place it did during the flashing; on the Toshiba splash screen with the status bar at the bottom showing about 20% complete. I cant get into the BIOS and cant boot into Windows. Other options available on this screen are Press F2 for System Settings and F12 for Boot Menu. Pressing F2 results in a beep and the status bar changing to "Please Wait..." but nothing else happens no matter how long I wait. Pressing F12 doesnt do anything. Pressing ESC takes me to a screen that shows the typical system info -- Phoenix Technologies Version 6.00; Intel Calistoga CRB.T3A Reference BIOS; VERSION.MAK 1.53; (looks like its running POST and recognizes CPU, Cores, No TPM or TPM has a problem, and system RAM and stops there. What is my best course of action?:

- shorting out the CMOS battery (I've tried this on the solder pads marked C88, with no laptop battery, with and without the wi-fi, ram and hdd installed; Im either doing it wrong or its just not working )
- trying to reflash BIOS chip (I tried this; turned the laptop on and held down the 'c' key to boot from cd, but still got stuck at the same place)
- replacing the BIOS chip
- something else?

Any guidance or information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

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Answer:Toshiba A105: Failed BIOS flash; now no BIOS access & won't boot

Im trying to figure out why I've had no replies yet.

Have I asked a stupidly easy question that everyone is rolling their eyes to and cant bear to tell me the answer? Or have I stumped everyone?

I have a hard time believing this is a stumper. I've found the same question posted elsewhere on the net and shorting the CMOS seemed to help. That or removing the battery altogether (its soldered to the board), but I dont think Im doing it right. Can someone give me directions on that?

or is this just a lost cause? :-/

Thanks in advance
 

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I cannot reinstall windows nor can I get into my bios. I called toshiba and asked them about this. They said my bios may indeed be corrupt and I should flash it by taking out the battery and re-setting the jumpers.

I know a lot about computers (normal standalone ones), I assume that lap tops are the same yet compact. I am willing to take it apart to do this. Can anyone guide me through it?


Laptop Info:
TOSHIBA Satellite A40 System Unit
Model No. PSA40C-09CXV
 

Answer:I Need To Flash The Bios On My Toshiba Laptop

The cmos battery on the A40 laptop, I seem to remember is soldered in- I tried to replace them in this , and A30 , and A60, but you need a small soldering tool, and its not easy- strip right down, I seem to remember under the motherbord, and I believe the top half comes off first, so not easy. I did a few, but only got 2 working again- so- not easy.
If the cmos date is wrong, the cmos battery usually prooved to be the culprit.
Xp will stop loading if the cmos battery is failing (got caught on a few , lost hours trying)
 

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Toshiba M40 laptop turned off during bios flash(from Toshiba website).

Now when i press power button:
Noting happens for a few secs(slower than usual) power on for a few sec and turns back off
fan spins
No display

Question:
could this be a power problem instead of a bios?
wouldn't computer freeze without bios(but not shutdown)?

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Removed:
basically everything except CPU, RAM
 

Answer:Toshiba M40 does not boot after bios flash

That is not good.
Could be anything.
Usually a BIOS install failure means it will not turn on at all... totally dead.
But anytime the BIOS install fails in midsteam, a motherboard has gone bad.
Try again.
Check the Toshiba website to see if it is one of their removable BIOS installs...
Then attempt to go back to an earlier BIOS, or reinstalling the a new download of the one that failed.
Were you installing the BIOS off a floppy or a cd or internatl install.
Did you give it a full 12 minutes to complete? or did somebody become impatient when it went silent?
 

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I have an old Toshiba Portege 7140CT and I need to upgrade the BIOS to get rid of an ACPI compatibility issue. The laptop only has one USB port on it, and no floppy drive or CD-ROM drive. I do not have an external USB floppy drive handy. Is there another way to update the BIOS on this laptop without a floppy?
 

Answer:How to I flash Toshiba bios on a laptop with no floppy/CD-ROM drive?

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Does the BIOS update flash the BIOS or does this require a different file. I updated a Satellite A60 BIOS to 1.9 but am not sure if this flashed the BIOS as well.

If not where could I get a file to flash the BIOS for a satellite A60-106?

Answer:Satellite A60-106: Question about BIOS update and BIOS Flash

Hi

Sorry but you question is a little bit confused.
The BIOS update flashes the ROM module. I don?t know what version was installed before the BIOS update but if after the upgrade a new BIOS version appears then the procedure was successful.

The right BIOS and how to update the BIOS information you can find on the Toshiba page.

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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

Andy

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

[Here|http://www.toshiba.se/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp?LNG=16&service=ND&selCat egory=2&selFamily=2&selSeries=312&selProduct=7516& selShortMod=3567&language=39&selOS=30&selType=all& yearupload=&monthupload=&dayupload=&useDate=null&m ode=allMachines&search=&action=search&macId=&count ry=36&page=1URL]

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

Hi

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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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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Hello!!

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

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

Pls Help me !

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

Hi

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

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

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

Check it!

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Hi,

I have a Toshiba Satellite A135-S2286 and I keep getting a gray bar at the top that says Toshiba Flash Cards?

How do I get rid of it for good?

Answer:Toshiba Flash Card keeps popping up on Satellite A135-S2286

If you want you can disable it.

Check Programs -> Toshiba -> Toshiba Flash Card Utility.
There you should find a option to disable the Flashcard functionality.

Greets

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Hi

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 - http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp

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Hey, I have a new laptop - Toshiba Satellite S50-B-12Z.
I want to knpw how to enter to the BIOS?
I have win 8.1

Ty

Answer:Toshiba Satellite S50-B-12Z - How do I enter to the BIOS?

Press and hold (or tap) the F2 key when powering the machine on.

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Hello all,

I've bought recently a toshiba satellite c70-c-199 (product code pscsle-003004g5)and updated it to windows 10. Now it is like a black brick after installing updates with toshiba service utility. The symptoms are like I need bios recovery. There is no info on toshiba website about my situation. Also there is no bios download for my model.

It's not easy to go to toshiba service. I am far far away from it. About 5 hour by plane and thousand dollars. So, I want to try recover bios by crisis recovery from usb or cd.

My question is: could you please help me with this?

I don't know what type of bios in toshiba satellite c70-c-199 (product code pscsle-003004g5) . Phoenix bios, Insyde bios or other? And version?

Could you please send me bios backup file from your satellite c70-c-199?

Is there a crisis bios recovery in toshiba satellite c70-c-199? How it works?

Hope you help me. There is not much people with this toshiba notebook model.

Thank you for your help.

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BIOS Passwordsclick hereclick hereclick here

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This laptop running WindowsXP was given to me to see if I could fix it. I assume it has malware because kids used it and I don't think they were very careful. When I first tried to boot it I could get to where I have the option of going to Setup, or selecting a boot device. I set the boot device to the cd drive and made an Ultimate Boot CD in another computer to try. The ubcd was used to boot another computer so I know it works. The Toshiba would not boot from the CD and now when it gets to the option to go to Setup, or Select a boot device it shuts down after about 3 or 4 seconds.

I doubt that they have any backup disks or restore disks for it.

Is there any hope for it at this point. I'm not going to put any money into it myself. I don't see any way to boot it up to do anything anymore.

TIA,

Jim
 

Answer:Toshiba Satellite bios quits

I am back where I started when I first got the laptop and forgot to mention. The first message I get when I try to boot it is that there is:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

Then it says if I have the original Setup CD I could try doing a repair. But I don't have that. I did try my WindowsXP cd from another computer and it wouldn't boot the laptop.

Jim
 

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niot sure where to place this topic other than here, running XP pro:

Converted a Toshiba a305-s6905 laptop from vista to XP pro.
Got all the drivers installed working like a champ, Toshiba indicated there was a bios update form 1.80 to 2.20
So i ran it, seemed to go fine, then it rebooted, windows splash screen appears momentarily then a quick BSOD that i cannot read, then back to toshiba start screen.

It will continue that cycle if i let it.
Safe mode, last know good config dont work understandably.

during post it shows...insyde H20 bios

What, if anything can i do in this spot?

Answer:BIOS issue: toshiba laptop

I think you have failed updating BIOS...

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I have a Toshiba satellite s855-044 and am having issues with the power. I have looked up on countless forums and have been able to find people with similar issues but not the same. Basically the issue is that it will not turn on sometimes and wont show any symptoms of having power. Here is what i know about it:
1. The issue only comes up when i power off the laptop while it is unplugged.
2. None of the power indicators on the front light up, however when you look at it in a pitch black room it is VERY faintly blinking (indicator for when it is plugged in)
3. It turns back on usually after 10 or so hours of messing around with it. (Pulling plug out and putting it back in. Checking connections inside, etc.)
4. I have 2 batteries as well as 2 power adapters (chargers), trying different combinations of them do not seem to make a difference.
5. I have tried the method of unplugging and removing battery and holding the power button for around a minute, no results from that method.

If anybody could help me out it would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Issue

Have you checked the actual power jack connector? May be worth replacing it, since it's only a $10 part:
DC Power Jack w Cable Harness Toshiba Satellite S855 043 S855 044 S855 S5290P | eBay

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Hello everyone, I have a Toshiba Satellite P105-S6114 running XP. For the year that I've had it it has run great.  As of lately I haven't been able to use a CD in the DVD-R drive.  The CD tray opens, I put a CD into it, it tries to read it( I see the light turn on and hear the cd spin) but it just stops and won't recognize it.  I try to open it in "My Computer" but it just prompts me to insert a cd into the drive.  I don't know what happened in the past month to make this happen.  The catch is this.....  It will play a DVD just fine.  It recognizes it and plays it right away.  I updated the driver and even deleted the driver and started fresh.  Nothing worked. Has anyone ever heard of this?  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks

Answer:Toshiba Satellite CD/DVD issue

Could be the particular CD you put in there.However, I once had a gateway laptop need a replacement Drive put in.  Maybe someone else has a better idea.

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We bought our oldest son this: http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-Satel...tBy=bySubmissionDateDescending#R3VT4MY1GTRFQA laptop in December for his birthday. He got it on 12/22 (purchased Cyber Monday from Amazon) and yesterday he told me it was not working. Asking he said it turns on, power light on front and fan comes on but won't boot up past there and nothing displays on the screen. We tried putting in the restore DVD we made when he got it but nothing. It powers on and off with the power button but nothing else. I went to Amazon to check and see about warranty and what my options might be and when I went to the page where I bought the laptop I see there are now about 20 negative reviews by people who recieved a notice from Toshiba to update the BIOS and after the update the laptop is doing what my son's is. Most say that neither Toshiba or Amazon is of any help. So I asked my son if he tried to update the BIOS and he said yes. Now I am wondering if I should try and contact Amazon since I've had the machine under 3 months, Toshiba, or try to repair it on my own or a computer repair place. I am typing this question on a Toshiba laptop purchased 2 years ago that I absolutely love and have never been prompted to update the BIOS. Confused and looking for advice.

TIA
 

Answer:Toshiba Satellite dead after BIOS update

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hi, i tried to update bios on my laptop so i searched the proper bios update PSAE0E. During instaling the aplication, my computer jamed so i have been waiting a few minutes and afterwards i had unplugged the ac cable. Now it does not responds at all, black display, no boot activity.
if you have any ideea ....
Thanks!!!!!
 

Answer:toshiba satellite freeze during bios update

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How To Enter Bios On Toshiba Satellite L505-13E?

Answer:How To Enter Bios On Toshiba Satellite L505-13E

Did you try pressing F2?

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

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Hi to all,

how can i access the bios on my toshiba 2770?

Thanks

Answer:Toshiba Satellite 2770: accessing BIOS

Hi,

print and hold ESC button and start your Notebook. If Notebook show ?Check system. Press F1? press F1 and System Setup will start. Now you can make some changes.

If there is no reaction when you press ESC button start your Notebook again and press F2.

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Hi,

I've changed same settings (UEFI to CSM and boot priority: USB FIRST) in Bios and Saved them, now laptop won't boot up, I can't enter BIOS anymore.. Just seeing a black screen.. I tried to remove batter and power, clicked on the power button 1m but nothing changed..


I can I fix this please

Laptop model: Toshiba L-70-B

Answer:Toshiba Satellite L70-B wont boot to BIOS or OS

Any help please?

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Good Afternoon,
I have a Toshiba Satellite C-50b-14d and this morning i updated the BIOS via Toshiba through their updater program.
I now can not boot into windows at all.
How can i flash the BIOS to its original version and hopefully resolve this problem. The only files i can see on the support section on the website are .exe which cant run without being in Windows.
System is currently running (or was) windows 8.1
Please can anyone help?
Many thanks,
Adam

Answer:Bios Update Problem Toshiba Satellite

Power on the computer if it is off.
While the "TOSHIBA" logo is displayed, press the F2 function key to start BIOS Setup.
Check the version of BIOS and press the F9 function key then Enter to load setup defaults.
Press the F10 function key then Enter to save settings and exit. The computer will automatically reboot.

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I am looking for BIOS update for Toshiba Satellite a135 s4527 v1.90 date 1/12/2009

Answer:BIOS Toshiba Satellite A135 S4527 ver 1.90

Why? If you have any issues flashing the bios your computer could turn into a paper weight. Flashing the bios is definitely one of the more riskier things to do. Unless there is a specific reason like you got a new cpu and the bios does not recognize it unless it is updated (flashed). It is not a hard process and normally goes just fine, but a power flicker or any issue can really turn the motherboard into a useless board which in terms of laptops is an expensive error.Most issues are related to other issues and are rarely solved by flashing the bios except in specific instances.

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Anyone know what key i need to press on an old laptop (Toshiba Satellite Pro 400CDT) to get into BIOS Setup. Floppy drive has packed up on the laptop and i need it to boot from CD-Rom as Windows 95 has stopped loading...Any help for accessing BIOS, thanks in advance...

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Pro 400CDT BIOS Access

Some ideas click here

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When I boot up the PC and hit F2 for the bios menu I'm directed to the Phonex BIOs where i can only change the date, time , and langue. I can view all setting but cannot modify anything. I was initially going to change the boot sequence to run a dist. or OS. In the field on the right where info about making change normally is it just says "All Items on this menu cannot be madified in user mode. If any items require changes. please consult your system supervisor" *And it says that under advanced, security, others, and boot.
 

Answer:Cannot Change Any Bios Settings in Toshiba Satellite m35

That appears to be a very old Toshiba series which originally came with Windows XP Home Edition.

What's the complete model number on yours?
(2 sets of characters separated by a dash comprise the complete model number)

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After have updated the bios on my Toshiba L670D-11M the notebook stopped to resume correctly from standby mode, the screen remain black!
How is possible to install an older bios vsrsion?
Thanks

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I have a Toshiba Satellite a215-s4757, AMD Turion 64 x2 dual-core processor.

And i need to get into the bios, when i boot up it says to press f2 and when i press it i get:

phoenix bios setup utility, which looks and has none of the bios options i need.

called tech support said what i needed was advanced bios utility

then i called the toshiba repair store here in washington and they told me that i cannot enter the advanced bios options because toshiba no longer alows you to or atleast my laptop they wont.

i need to know if what they said is true.

i tried every key and key combo to enter the **** bios nothing worked.



help me please

Answer:Toshiba Satellite a215-s4757 bios help

well, if they say that you cant enter advanced bios, then you probably cant. afterall, they made it, so they probably know what they're talking about.

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Trying to install a graphics tablet into the above laptop running 98se, there have been numerous problems.These have ended with the disappearance of the cd drive from the system !I want to get into the bios to see whats the situation there, but the usual keys during start up dont work.Can anyone please tell me the correct key(s), or is it protected in some way.I've been to a german site which seems to be about dongles to get in, but unfortunately I cant read german, so I'm not sure.John

Answer:toshiba satellite pro 400cs bios - protected?

My last chance to save this laptop for our use is some info on the above problem.The present circumstance is that because the bios doesn't seem to be recognising the cd drive, without being able to get into it I cant make the necessary alterations. I've got the start up disc I've produced from another 98se system in the house, but without the bios finding the drive I'm stuffed.Vicious circle really.Any help ?John

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Hi
I have a Toshiba Satellite S50T-B1391
Part No : PSPQGV-002002AR
Serial No: 3F031951C

I have a problem in my laptop , power is coming but without display.
I have checked with external monitor, replaced the RAM but still have the same problem.
I believe I have a bios problem , so I appreciate If anybody could help me to get the BIOS file/ backup File to reflash my BIOS.

Best Regards
Hassan

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Hello.

I have Toshiba Satellite A300-1MW with BIOS 3.5 version. Can I make upgrade it to 1.7 version which i will download from Toshiba site?
Whay i want to do this?
Because I have a lot of problems with this notebook. For example:

1) Slow system loading on Compatibility mode
2) When I will set AHCI mode and install SATA drivers then loading is faster but I have problems with Critical Error

I don't know what to do :/ Maybe I have bad drivers (it is not possible because all drivers are from Toshiba site) or maybe I didn't install some drivers (there are a lot of drivers on Toshiba site, I didn't download and install all of them)

Can someone write the list of drivers which i need to install?

Thanks in advane and have a nice day.

Yours,
Tralla

Answer:BIOS Upgrade on Toshiba Satellite A300-1MW

Hello Tralla

As I can see you have already posted one thread with the same question and I am wondering you ask the same again.

You have these ?problems? because you didn?t install WXP properly. If you want to have well preinstalled WXP and use it with full speed use AHCI settings in BIOS and load WXP with all SATA drivers.
After doing this notebook will run fast, you will not have problems and BIOS update must not be done at all.
This theme is discussed very often on this forum and please take a little bit time and check this forum about WXP installation using SATA driver.

Bye

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A while ago, while my BIOS was updating, my laptop shut off. When I tried to power it back on, I get nothing. The harddrive boots, I get the lights and everything, but absolutely nothing shows up on the screen. The light on the screen doesn't turn on or anything. I was thinking that it might be a BIOS related issue since this happened after my laptop shut down during the update. So would resetting the CMOS or anything like that fix this problem? Or will I have to hot flash the BIOS?
 

Answer:Resetting the BIOS on a Toshiba Satellite laptop

Hi
if you screwed the BIOS update (never do it from within windows) then the motherboard is screwed and there is nothing you can do to retrieve it (short off soldering a new BIOS chip on that is)
 

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i just got a toshiba satellite 2060cds and i need to know how to access the bios, it uses windows 98 who knows the answer?
 

Answer:Bios info toshiba satellite 2060cds

When you turn on the comp, hold down the Esc key, then press F1 when you see the check system message.
 

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Hi all,

yesterday i bought this new NB and have a problem with install OS WXP (Sata HDD drivers). I wanted to flash my BIOS on the newest version, but in OS Vista it did not going (through some ACPI drivers) so my question -> exist any other solution to flash, for example in BIOS?

thx and sorry for my amateur ENG :)

Answer:Satellite L40-14F -> flash bios in DOS

The BIOS DOS-version doesn?t exist. If you want to update the BIOS you have to do it from the Windows OS because it?s a win version!!!

However, the BISO update is not necessary if you want to install the XP.
You have to install the Intel Storage Manger driver. This package contains the SATA drivers which are necessary to recognize the HDD.

Good luck

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Hi All ! Excuse my poor english because i'm french.

A friend gives me his Notebook (a Satellite 4090CDS exactly) because he had a probleme.
In fact, the problem is that when I switch on the computer, i have one and only one message(not even the red toshiba logo) which is "Ready for BIOS update. Place the BIOS update diskette in the drive, and press any key when ready to proceed."

So I go on french toshiba website, in the BIOS download, i find that i have to download this update: http://support.toshiba-tro.de/tools/bios/satellite/4030-4060-100/bios_820.zip

Ok, i download and unzip it to a diskette and i boot the notebook with the disjette, it said that the update was made successfully and automatically reboot.
This time, the red toshiba logo appears, but next i have a black screen with a message:

**** Bad check sum (CMOS) ****
Check system. Then press [F1] key.

And after that, i can't do anything, not even press F1. If i reboot the notebook, i meet myself one more time with the first message "Ready for BIOS update..." and it is still and still the same.

If anyone could help me to understand what is the problem, it would be very nice.
Thanks.

Bastien.

Answer:Satellite 4090 BIOS issue - "Ready for BIOS update..." message appears

It sounds as if your CMOS chip has a problem. It?s possible that the CMOS battery has failed and your BIOS settings are being lost.
Maybe the RTC battery is empty. In this case you should plug the AC adaptor to charge the RTC battery.
Please note that the RTC battery (CMOS battery) will charge after the notebook main battery was fully charged. In this case the charging procedure could take several hours.

But if after this long charging procedure this message appears again so I assume the battery is dead.
I suggest you contact your nearest ASP to get your notebook checked.

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With my new network now up and running, and all devices talking to each other as they should, I probed about in the (VM supplied) Netgear Superhubs settings and discovered I can change the frequency from 2.4 to 5gz which gets me away from local interference.
My iMac, Ipad iPhone and ATV work perfectly with the setting at 5, but laptop flatly refuses to even see the network. I have a new Draytek wireless router being delivered this week and would like to use the higher setting for all devices without having to go into the admin screen and change back to 2.4 when using the lappy.
Anyone had this issue, or suggest a workaround?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Pro Wireless Issue

Should have added....Laptop runs Windows 7 64 bit, and the network card is the Atheros with the latest drivers installed.

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The mouse, out of nowhere, starts to go to the right or to the left and there is nothing to do to remove it from the place. Sometimes it stops and others doesn't. This problem prevents us from working. It has nothing to do with the mouse (we tried several) or with docking station because it happens without the docking station.

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Hi
During a software update my laptop lost power and made my computer into a brick, I lost my revovery partition and the back up discs were corrupt.
However with a bit of formatting from 3rd party software I have manage to install an old version of win 8.1 64 bit.
However when I have come to install drivers from the Toshiba website the wifi drivers don't seem to want to play and the wifi hardware is still not recognised.
Does anybody have any info or guidance of what hardware may be installed wifi adaptor wise
Toshiba Satellite C500-A-13G
Part number PSCGWE-02JOOXEN
thanks for any help you can give
cheers
G :)

Answer:Toshiba Satellite driver issue help

try click here

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Opened my daughter's laptop this morning and it seems like the LCD has "dissolved" in the left bottom of the screen. There's no identation on the screen or any sign of damage. The liquid crystal just seemed "smeared" or something in the corner. Any thoughts? I'm not a technie so sorry if I don't know all the terminology... I purchased this for her for Christmas at Office Depot so it's only a few months old. Please help! Thanks mucho!
 

Answer:Issue with Toshiba Satellite Screen

The LCD screen could have been damaged by placing a heavy object on the top of the closed laptop or by bumping or dropping. It doesn't take much... The LCD panel might be under warranty. Its worth checking into. Otherwise, it is expensive to replace. They cannot be repaired
 

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My house-mate recently bought a Toshiba Satellite A60 laptop machine. It appears to have a bit of an issue booting correctly.
On 60-75% of boot attempts the result is an error meesage indicating the driver for the onboard ATI display adapater could not start correctly and that the system will restart. On this second reboot the system invariably starts normally.
Any ideas on what could be the issue? Does this machine require a BIOS update?.. or perhaps it is an issue brought on by the patching of the preinstalled XP home with service pack2.

Any ideas gratefully recieved
 

Answer:Boot issue with Toshiba Satellite A60

Have you guys looked for a video driver update?
 

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Hello everyone. Nowadays, I see on this forum people are discussing about the CD/DVD issues on L30/L300/L350. I would like to share my experience on this issue and hope everyone shares your experience as well.

My laptop are Toshiba L30 PSL33 and Toshiba L300 PSLB2E. I am lucky that I have no problem with CD/DVD discs/drives as I can read/write/play CD/DVD smoothly. However, I used to have some problems with CD/DVD drive on my notebook. Here is my experience.

1) Make sure there is no other CD/DVD softwares on your computer (except the orginal software from Toshiba). Especially to those who have been used to using Nero. If you have problems, try to remove Nero and test with the one supported by Windows

2) If you still have problems, try to update the firmware of the DVD drive. It can be done by visiting the Toshiba Support Driver site (http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/). Check what drive you have by looking at the Device Manager. Download the newest firmware from there and update your drive.

3) My last solution. If you have Vista pre-installed, try to get a XP version on your computer and do not install any other software. Test/copy a CD by using windows writing tool to see whether the problem is solved or not.

In my opinion. the main reasons you may encournter are: there are CD/DVD drives have XP firmware base and need to be updated so that they can be used in Vista; or there are software like Nero and PowerDVD are causing the conflict between the ACPI con... Read more

Answer:Toshiba Satellite L3** CD/DVD issue !!! Here is my solution. How about you?

Hi anhchuong!

Thanks for this nice solution instructions. In future, this ways,s mentioned by you, should be checked first.
I really like this one!

Rock on dude! ;)

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I bought this new, obviously some years ago.
XP Home and all original hardware.
Gave it to my sister about 4 years ago to run to run scientific apps that won't run on anything newer than XP.
In her possession, It was not used on a network---no internet at all.

It's screen went blank but the lights on the front of the case showed it loading/booting up.
So I attached it to an old CRT monitor. As the computer booted the screen filled with a few hundred colored vertical lines but finalized with the regular background, but no icons or start menu. Right clicking on it did nothing.

So I booted to an Acronis Boot disk and installed a known drive image I made 4 years ago that I knew was good. Same issue.

I then installed the factory image from my Toshiba Install disk and, with the CRT attached, it boots up normally with no apparent issues.

I still need to check the wiring connections of the laptop monitor but at least it's still useful with the external monitor.

I'd like to hand this back to my sister with confidence as she uses it at home to do scientific data analysis for her employer.
Any thoughts on what this issue might be, have been?
SysInfo to follow.
John
 

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I have a toshiba Satellite L855-10P and my webcam was working fine until today when, during a skype video conference, it started showing black lines a bit like static and the quality decreased significantly. I used the webcam application to check if it wasn't an internet issue and the same problem occurred.

I restarted the computer and removed the protective plastic from the webcam and nothing changed. It's a brand new laptop, it's only 2 months old. Is there anything I can do to find out the nature of this problem or should I just go ahead and use the warranty?

**Edit: I changed the quality to 1280*700 and the image had great quality but when I changed it to anything lower than that quality the static came back.

Message was edited by: FranPicoto

Answer:Re: Toshiba Web Cam issue on Satellite L855-10P

Have you tried to reinstall Toshiba Webcam driver?
Latest version you can find on Toshiba support page - http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp

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Hi,

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

Anyone?
 

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A200 USB Issue

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

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

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

Hope this helps.
 

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Ive had this laptop for a while and it works fine, slower over time of course, but i maintain it well....I have come across an issue. Whenever i browse the internet, its reaalllly slow. Some sites work fine ( such as google or gamespot) but i cant search anything, it takes too long to load. Hotmail doesnt even come up, it jus loads and loads and loads...Ive had a virus and a trojan on my comp, scanned with 4 different programs and got rid of all the bad stuff on there...Seems to be clean, but still having the same issue. Thanks in advance for any advice or ideas

Answer:Toshiba satellite M70-SR6 internet issue

Hello,

Read the suggestion about going thru our spyware guide in your other post. This will be to ensure that the PC is clean.

Cheers,
Mak

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So, the problem started when my dad told me various recharge lights would not come one. Low and behold after opening it up I noticed the Power Pin within the DC housing was not there, in fact it dropped directly into my hand while I was opening it... So after a great deal of experimentation in trying to fix it... I have given up, if I jiggle it for a little while the lights will come on for a second... Please look at diagram for what I believe is accurate~

The connector just behind the housing... is that a ground? my limited knowledge on, on-board circuitry prevents me from repairing this myself.


 

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A75-S209 DC Issue

if you can visually seek the break, then you know where it should connect in order to repair it. You need not know the polarity. But I don't recommend repairing this yourself unless you are good with a soldering iron. Take it to a shop.
 

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Hi,

I have a sound "problem".
I'll try to explain.
2 days ago i formatted my notebook and install all drivers that here on the toshiba site, but my sound is different.

I play counter strike and the som on game, on youtube, etc, seems different with echo.
I have the same notebook, same drivers, same headphones, same windows (8.1).

Best regards.

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hey, everyone, ive been looking for similar problems but found none, maybe you guys can help.

i have a toshiba satellite m40 and it has no hard drive. even if it doesnt have a hard drive it should be able to boot and tell me so. my problem is:

1st. the laptop screen works sometimes. meaning the laptop turns on but the screen is off....but other times it turns on fine. now, when the screen doesnt turn on, i found that hitting it makes the screen appear and im not happy about hitting my laptop, im just trying to get it to work.

2nd. when the screen does work, the laptop gets stuck at the motherboard logo screen and does not move from there.....unless..... you hit it.

whats wrong with the dumb thing? anybody help?

oh and like the thing is, it does function, the screen does turn on and the motherboard logo screen does change but u have to really hit it a few times..... other wise it freezes or the screen wont turn on.... ive ran linux off of a live cd on it so i know for a fact im right.
 

Answer:Toshiba satellite m40 huge issue

It is time to have the laptop serviced by a qualified technician, or to buy a new laptop. If you are familiar with removing memory or hard drive, you can try reseating them. The video cable from the LCD panel to the motherboard may be pinched or loose
 

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Hi

I'm having trouble flashing my bios.
I have a Satellite Pro L40-15A.

The Toshiba winflash tool that comes with the bios file tells me that the 'Old BIOS can't recognise EEPROM'

I was recommended to use AFUDOS on another forum but that tells me the bios has an invalid boot block.

AMI flas for dos tells me the flash rom is write-protected??? There is no option in bios to disable it and I don't think anyone would be dumb enough to put a hardware Bios protect jumper on a laptop.

Please help

Thx

Answer:BIOS update issue on Satellite Pro L40-15A - Old BIOS can't recognise EEPROM

Dear Bruce

Can you please tell me what you want to do and please explain to us your steps to update BIOS on your Satellite Pro notebook?

I have done BIOS update over 20 times last month and I am really wondering what you want to say with terms like EEPROM or AFUDOS. Which BIOS update version you want to use? I presume 5.10. am I right?

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I just bought a click mini. I am trying to enter the BIOS.

In the manual and everywhere else I've read, it says to restart or power up pressing FN + F2.

I have tried holding them whilst powering on. I have tried powering on then pressing these. I have tried powering on, holding them for a second then letting them go, exactly as it says in the manual.

Whatever I do, it goes straight passed and into the windows login.

Someone please enlighten me how you're supposed to get into the BIOS.

Cheers

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Hello,
i was wondering if someone could tell me why when reseting the bios password via jumpers on motherboard is it stated that 1 of the 2 memory sticks should be left in the FIRST slot (the one furthest from motherboard)?

I ask because the top/FIRST memory slot on the motherboard of my laptop (please see title) is broken.

Can I perform try to reset by leaving a memory stick in the second slot (closest to the motherboard)?

Many many thanks
 

Answer:toshiba satellite pro A300 bios password reset

1. Welcome to Tech Support Guy
2. If you KNOW the password this is the procedure
http://forums.toshiba.com/t5/Comput...-UEFI-BIOS-or-HDD-hard-disk-drive/ta-p/407769
If you know the password for the BIOS or UEFI or don't have one set, you can change or remove a password through the UEFI/BIOS settings, Hardware Setup Utility, or TOSHIBA Security Assist Utility.
As explained on the link with the sub links to the appropriate OS
3. The procedure you appear to refer to, irrespective of where you found it is - I would think part of a suggested method when you do NOT know the password.
4. If that is the case, then one of the rules of this site is

Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with (or ways to bypass) a forgotten or unknown password, personal identification number (PIN) or any other type of access code that may be required on a computer, mobile device or web site. As there is no way to verify the actual situation or intent, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...

5. Therefore I hope you will appreciate why we cannot assist if the presently set password is unknown.
 

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Hi

I have had my Toshiba Satellite Pro P200D-10P for 3 years now and have had a recurring problem. If I shut it down for any reason I then cannot reboot it thereafter, sometimes for several hours and at worst for several days. In BIOS, under 'Main' it has 'None' under the 'Hard Disk' title. If I try and boot it up I get the error; 'For Realtek RTL8100E/8101E Fast Ethernet Network Adapter v1.02 (060529). PXE-E61: 'Media test failure, check cable. PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.' I assume this is due to no hard drive being found in the boot sequence and LAN being used.

I have updated the version of BIOS to v1.07 and have tried removing each of the 1GB RAM to check if its due to bad RAM but that has not helped the issue.

I have removed and replaced the hard drive to ensure it is seated properly but that has not improved the problem.

I would greatly appreciate any help anyone can give.

Thank you.
 

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Pro: No hard drive detected by BIOS

If I try and boot it up I get the error; 'For Realtek RTL8100E/8101E Fast Ethernet Network Adapter v1.02 (060529). PXE-E61: 'Media test failure, check cable. PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.' I assume this is due to no hard drive being found in the boot sequence and LAN being used.Click to expand...

I would say thats correct

Sounds like a faulty harddrive as its not being seen at all

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/toshiba-satellite-p205/removing-motherboard-1.htm
http://www.bixnet.com/toshiba2.html
 

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Dear Experts :-

I have toshiba satellite L350 laptop. and i have forget the password BIOS .
sameone told me remove the battery on motherboard . i do and 24 hr without betttary .
but when i put the battery on motherboard . and press On butten , but still BIOS password.
Please Tell me any one how can i remove Password ?
Thanks .

Answer:Re: How to remove BIOS password toshiba satellite L350 ?

The BIOS password cannot be removed easily due to security reasons.

You will need to send the notebook to an Authorized Service Provider who use special tools to reset the password.

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I have an old Toshiba S2800 (-200 if matters at all). It's been working fine with a 10GB HDD for ages. Yesterday I thought I upgrade its hard drive to a bigger one.
Removed the old one and installed a new Toshiba MK4026GAX hard drive. Upon power on the BIOS did not detect the HDD at all. I can hear the humming noise (platter(s) rotating) but apart from that there's nothing. The BIOS says HDD mode is "not used" and also on page 2 there's no hard drive shown on the Primary IDE channel. (tried to boot Linux from a CD to see if that sees anything on the IDE channel, but apparently the primary IDE channel gets disabled if the BIOS does not detect neither a master nor a slave device connected). Switching the HDD mode from master to slave didn???t change a thing.
The BIOS version is 2.00. Tried to find an older one without any success.

I thought the BIOS has a 32GB limitation but when I connected a 120GB hard drive (WD scorpio), it was recognized by the BIOS and the PC was ready to boot from the device.

I would have thought Toshiba laptops were at least compatible with another Toshiba device (e.g. hard drive)

Anyone has got any idea how to get it working?

Thanks in advance!
Robbie

Answer:Satellite 2800 - BIOS does not recogize Toshiba 40GB HDD

Hi there,

I made the experience that not every drive from a manufacturer must work with a computersystem from the same manufacturer. I have some non-toshiba models which have the same problem, so my conclusion was that I have to accept that fact that not everything is functioning properly how I wish.

I suggest you to return that harddisk to the distributor and to try another one (which is maybe certified to function properly with that machine).

Greets

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Hi All,
I tried flashing my BIOS through windows as recommended on my Laptop Manufacturer (Toshiba) website. I guess the process went wrong as after 2 hours still the message "Do not interrupt" was getting displayed. I had to force power off my PC. Now it is not booting up.
The Laptio is Toshiba SA50-114, Satellite series.Model No - PSA50E-06V053EN.

I have tried suggestions in following link
askiris.toshiba.com/ToshibaSupportSite/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=1169474xml&sliceId=&dialogID=28948623&stateId=0%200%2035586212
However, this did not work.

I would like to try suggestions in
devhacks.com/bios-update-failed-heres-what-you-do
However, I don't have the recovery disk tool and BIOS/ROM file. Have tried searching on internet, but with no results.

Can someone please help me with
1. How can I perform the BIOS update to get my PC running back.

2. Point me to links where I can find the files in the abov link.

Many Thanks in advance.
Best Regards,
Parag
 

Answer:Problem - BIOS Update - Toshiba Satellite SA50

You may be out of luck here... They don't give serious warnings for flashing the bios for nothing... You might have to replace the motherboard. It is that serious
 

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So all this started when I was updating my laptop's bios (which I've done before twice and went smoothly) except for this time.

I downloaded the BIOS update soon after the notebook recommendeds me to do so from official Toshiba website (MEA) after putting it's exact model number and part number as I have done before.

The BIOS version on the notebook was v 1.60 and to be upgraded to v 1.70 the process went smoothly upto the step that it shows it's upgrading insydeH20 firmware with a progress bar in DOS window. After it says BIOS is successfully updated it shut down and all went quiet. But the next time I tried to boot it up the screen came up with nothing (Fans work, Light indicators work). But when I try to open the BIOS menu pressing F2 there is nothing (no beeping too).

After this incident I tried

*Booting up with 1 ram stick only
*Holding down the power button for like a minute
*Taking out and putting back the CMOS battery

....still nothing

Am I screwed up? Or is there anything you guys out there can help with?
 

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Hi,

I tried everything (update BIOS to 1.9, set a jumper as cs, remove DVD-ROM) but without any success (by Windows XP install I see this hard disc, I can format it and the system copy files during install and only on start-up failed).

What's angrier, that this HDD 100% ok and work on Toshiba Portege 3500. I also tried another HDD (IBM 60Gb) in A60 and its work properly. Any ideas or it's just religions thing?

Best regards
Oleg.

Answer:Satellite A60 doesn't detect Toshiba HDD MK4025GAS in BIOS

Hello oleg

This HDD is listed as compatible for this notebook model and it should works properly.
One thing I cannot understand. In the subject you wrote that A60 cannot detect HDD but if I understand you right you have access to it and you can format the HDD and also start WXP installation.

Can you please be so nice and explain exactly what is the problem with HDD.
Is HDD recognised in BIOS?

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if l turn on my computer it we show me password l cannot entered setup, where it show the password is on top corner of the screen,l need help.

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How to by pass bios password for a Toshiba Satellite C55d-b5242?
 

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Can it be possible i update my Toshiba Satellite 1800 laptop BIOS.Please suggest a solution on how to do it.

Answer:Toshiba satellite 18xx series bios update

Why do you need to update the BIOS ?

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Persistent Black screen that has occasionally returned to normal, only to go black again. Could a very bad Trojan, for example, gotten into the BIOS? Is there a safe BIOS update that could be downloaded without high risk?

Answer:updated BIOS for Toshiba satellite A135-S4527

While theoretically possible it is highly unlikely that the BIOS is infected by malware. The infection would have to target a BIOS that was very similar to yours. Flashing a BIOS carries with it an element of risk. If anything goes wrong, which can happen even if you do everything right, your system could become unbootable. In many cases the only recovery is physical replacement of the BIOS chip.You should consider a BIOS infection a last resort.

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

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

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

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

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Sorry if this topic has been covered before. I have a very old Toshiba Satellite 320 laptop running Windows 98SE. I am trying to install a PCMCIA card but need to change setup details. Can anyone advise what I need to do to enter the BIOS setup.Also does anyone know of a link to get a user manual for this model (not available on Toshiba website).ThanksColin

Answer:Toshiba Satellite - entering BIOS setup utility

Maybe this site might have the info that you need? click here

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Yesterday i left my laptop in sleep mode after work. When I started today morning, it requested for password. I never put any password for BIOS and never changed any setting. Currently, its not booting.

Just after switching on, screen pops up with "Enter Password".
I tried to check online but i did not find any clue. Can anyone suggest how to fix it?

Answer:Satellite L40-A993 - What is default BIOS password from Toshiba?

Hello Srikant

As far as I know the system settings like BIOS password cannot be set from alone and by configuration the password must be entered two times (password confirmation).
Has anyone access to your machine?

I’m afraid someone has set password on your machine without your knowledge.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop that I c50 b 14d bios password, I need a master password you may terminate your password,thank you

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Hello!
I have Toshiba Satellite U945 S4110 and my BIOS version is 1.40 but on website with drivers newest version is 1.30
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Help, please. I cant load bios on this model Toshiba Satellite a500-1gl.

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I only purchased my Satellite L750D a few weeks ago and was prompted by Toshiba Bulletins to update my BIOS. When i did so though, it stated the current version was 1.50 and it was "upgrading" to 1.40.

Does this mean Toshiba have downgraded my BIOS??

If so, should i find a 1.50 download link and re-install that version?

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Satellite L750D - Toshiba downgraded BIOS with an "update"?

Hello

It is not possible to help you if you don?t post exact notebook model name or model number so please check it on Toshiba label placed at the bottom and post it here.

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Hi.

I recently bought a new HDD (Hitachi Travelstar 7K1000 1TB) for the reason that the previous disk began to show bad sectors and the BIOS does not detect it. How do I fix this?

Greetings,
Xanis

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Hi,

i want your help because i can't download the latest Bios for my notebook from toshiba-europe support page.
Either internet expoler 8, either firefox can't open the Bios download page.
Why is that problem? Is thre anyway to fix it?

Does anyone has the same problem with me?

Note: I'm using windows xp and the version of the bios is *3.10*v dated +30/4/2009+.

Thanks in advance and sorry for my english, mike.

Answer:Satellite Pro A300D-161 why i can't download the latest Bios from Toshiba

Hi

I checked the Toshiba European driver page and I couldn?t download the BIOS too..

Seems there is something wrong with the server?

However, I think Toshiba will fix it in the next time?

So I recommend checking this page later?

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Hey Guys,
Sorry for my english.
I am a german Guy and i search for help with my notebook.
When i start the notebook it ask me for a password. (BIOS or CMOS) i can't geht into the BIOS or start a windows or something like this only try to Type in a password.


Thanks for your help

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I cannot get my Toshiba laptop (model 1805) to boot up. It was working OK, then went south. I cannot boot up... it doesn't even attempt to start. I had done a recovery (I have the CD's) and was updating the system. At one point it told me to insert the operating system disc and boot from it, but I didn't have the original (XP Home Edition), so I inserted XP Professionl. That's when everything really went south. Continuing, I formated the HDD using my good computer and a USB adaptor. Strangely, it only took about 5 seconds, but when I explore it, the only folder showing is "System Volume".

I need to start from scratch but need some guidance in booting up the machine. Any help would be much appreciated!

Thanks, Don
 

Answer:Toshiba Satellite 1805 laptop bios problem

can u access the bios to make sure the cd drive is set to the 1st priority?
 

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Hello,

Anyone know how to reset the cmos, via the motherboard, on a Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5241? I have asked this question on other sites without any solutions that work.
 

Answer:How do I reset Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5241 bios?

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Hi.
I have Toshiba Satellite L50-B for over a year now. I upgraded RAM memory to 8gb and it works great. But last 10 days BIOS date and time keeps restarting to default every time I shut down or hibernate laptop. My battery is dead, but I didn't take out, it charges all the time, and BIOS restart after I disconnect charger from laptop. I think that CMOS battery is dead, but when I open laptop there is no CMOS battery. Someone told me that this model have some kind of flash chip for bios time. How do I fix this?

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Hi all,

Looking for some help here - I have a Satellite L500 series and recently the battery has stopped charging - went from 3 hours to 0% - not charging overnight. Have tried altering the eco settings, holding down the power button for 40 seconds and even a new Power Supply unit (we have these at my work), but nothing seems to work. The only thing I can do without purchasing a new battery is to flash the BIOS.

Problem: I am getting an error saying that the BIOS cannot be flashed because it has less than 10% power. Any idea for a work-around?

I'm more inclined to purchase a new laptop than to spend any money repairing this one (CD drive and a USB port have also stopped working) but want to try everything to keep the ol' faithful going.

Any hints or tips?

Thanks,
Bajar

Answer:Satellite L500 - cannot flash BIOS

To flash the BIOS using win-based version, the battery needs to be charged.
If it?s not charged, the BIOS update process would not start up.

But why you want to update the BIOS?
BIOS update does not solve the problems with CD/DVD drive or USB ports.

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