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BIOS Update Issue on Satellite Z30-A-12R

Question: BIOS Update Issue on Satellite Z30-A-12R

I have an issue when trying to update the BIOS of my Z30-A-12R.
I have installed currently the bios version 2.6. My computer had to be reformatted and all the programs re-installed. When reinstalling utilities the ECO utility could not be installed due to the incompatibility with the bios version I am using.
When trying to update the bios, the new version is 4.2 but when trying to download it and apply it, it says that my computer is not supported.
Is there any way to update the bios? Why do I have a problem with the new version?
Thanks for your help.

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Answer: BIOS Update Issue on Satellite Z30-A-12R

If you have Win7: Install Toshiba Value Added Package.
If you have Win8/10: install Toshiba System Driver and System Settings.

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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:

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.


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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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


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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Dear All,

Satellite A200-1z3

I have the same problem as many of you already discribed here. After Downgrading to Win XP I have found out that part of the functions activated by FN button do not work, eg FN+ F2 , FN+ F6, FN+F7, FN+F8, FN+F9, FN+ F12, FN+ 1, FN+ 2, FN+ TAB.

I read through this forum and found out that you can solve this problem be reinstalling BIOS. When I was trying to download BIOS from website it requires Pass and Login which I dont have. Though do you have any suggestion of do I download it from there?

If not How I can activate keboard light FN+F2 and scroll pad Lock FN+ F9 without FN button.

Thank you very much

Answer:BIOS update issue and FN key on Satellite A200-1z3


> When I was trying to download BIOS from website it requires Pass and Login which I don?t have.
Did you use the right Toshiba driver page???
You story sounds strange for me because I have visited the Toshiba European page and have chosen your model; Satellite A200-1z3 PSAE3E.

And I was able to download the BIOS 5.60-WIN.

So maybe you should try again? I?m sure it will work!


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I have an old Satellite 2180 CDT and a message saying "Ready for BIOS update. Please insert a BIOS update disk......" is displayed when I turn on the computer.

I have downloaded the correct BIOS update to floppy disk, and follow the instructions from Toshiba.
When I insert the disk and press a key,
the floppy disk starts for a second, but stops and starts again. This continues and at the same time the laptop gives a short beep every time the disk drive starts.
The light indicator for the floppy disk is blinking green.

I will be very grateful for any help. I do not often use the computer, but have important information on it....).

Answer:Satellite 2180 CDT: BIOS update issue


Can you please say what?s wrong because I don?t see any problems.
The fact is that you can hear a beep tone during the BIOS update procedure.
Did you get any error messages or something like that?

Maybe this BIOS update document will help you:

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I have problem with my notebook Toshiba Satellite L850 (PSKDLA-0C900R). When upgraded BIOS to 6.1,there was pop-up with Error

"Flash process will be terminated!
Current platform have secure boot feature, it must provide NV storage location by IHSI interface.
Please contact OEM BIOS enginner to add the feature..."

I pressed okay on that error and it upgraded BIOS, but now I can't change any BIOS option, I can enter into BIOS setting and can see BIOS options but it doesn't allow me to change any

e.g. if i want to change Boot order, i can go into BIOS and can see boot order but can't change or select any of the options

I use Win7 64bit

What should I do?
Please help..

Answer:Re: Satellite L850 - BIOS Update Issue

If I?m remembering well BIOS updates from version 6 are designed for Win8.
If not necessary don?t change anything.

Do you have some problems with your machine?

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i have a problem with *BIOS* update on my Toshiba *U500-1D8-PSU9ME*.
Currently the BIOS is +v1.50+, but on this page
i found new version +v1.90+. (I know, that updating BIOS should be not done when no problems occurrs, but i have time-to-time some problems with starting etc...)

When i start the update *UBIOS.bat* nothing happens, but the thread from *WinFlash.exe* is running on background.

What can i do? I found this manual but it isn't helpfull.
Any idea?


Answer:Satellite U500-1D8 - BIOS update issue


If you have downloaded the BIOS v1.90 then you have to unzip (unpack) this package firstly. Inside the package you will find the BIOS190.exe
You have to execute this exe file.

You are saying that WinFlash.exe is running on background?. Well, try to close this process and start then start the update again?
You could also reboot the unit and could try to start the procedure once again

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Hi all

I was updating BIOS on TOSHIBA SATELLITE C660-13R from windows 7 64 bits. Downloaded driver from toshiba web. Half way the installation laptop freezes. I have left it for 40 mins to run but it did not get back to normal state. As motherboard fan has started to move on high speed I decided to take battery out. In result when I power back my laptop I have 1 beep from the motherboard and black screen.

Can some one help me please ?

Answer:Satellite C660-13R - BIOS update issue

Obviously the BIOS update procedure has failed. Something went wrong during the update process and it looks like the EMRPOM module has not been flashed properly.
This is the reason why the notebook does not work anymore.

Possible solution?
Well, if EMPROM isn?t damage, it should be possible to re-flash the BIOS module once again using special BIOS version and BIOS crisis disk.
Usually the Toshiba authorized service provider in your country should be able to re-flash the module using such crisis disk.

I read also in this forum that some people managed to re-flash the EPROM module using some 3rd party crisis disk found somewhere in the internet? but this did not work always?
So probably the ASP will be your last resort?

However, use the forums advanced search option to find related threads about the BIOS crisis disk? could be interesting for you

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I have for 1.5 years a Toshiba Satellite L40-14F PSL4CE.
I encounter the error of LOW CMOS battery but I was unable to find it in order to replace it. Where is it positioned?

Second problem: After a BIOS update (the version from the site) with the same setting in Windows XP, after I let the lid down and then back up the notebook hesitates for about 2 seconds and the music stops. These problems were not present before the BIOS update.

Thank you for cooperation.

Answer:Satellite L30-14F - CMOS battery low and issue after BIOS update


BIOS battery can be replaced by authorized service only. to do this the whole notebook must be disassembled. By the way: check user?s manuals. There you will find info how to load BIOS battery.
If I remember well the notebook must be connected to AC adapter over 48 hours. Check it in manuals.

Maybe is my English bad but I don't understand second ?problem?.
Can you please try to explain it again? Sorry.

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Can any one help!?

Have tried to update my M60-175 bios with toshiba bios downloads but recieving rom size error while trying to flash rom
my current bios; version toscpl-6040000, 1.00parttblx, smbios v 1.04


Answer:Bios update issue on Satellite M60-175 - rom size error

Please check this Toshiba FAQ document about;

+I cannot update my BIOS with the Windows based Phoenix BIOS ZIP-file under Windows XP.+
+I always receive following error message: The size of ROM file is incorrect.+

It should helps to solve this issue

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Hello, I have two issues with my laptop.

First is related to keyboard. It started few days ago, laptop has shutted down because of low battery, when I turned it on again, I've received a malfunction of keyboard.
The key problem is that when i typing for ex 4, it appears on screen as r4, and so on for some other keys.
I'v searched through web that it possibly can be because of BIOS. And decided to update current version.

And here comes second problem:
I've downloaded bios update from toshiba site, and tried to install it, but it stops on last step, something about region.
Could somebody please help with issues?

Answer:Keyboard and BIOS update issue on Satellite L505-13V


> I've received a malfunction of keyboard.
What message you received exactly? Was this message Windows based or what exactly?
Of course it could be a keyboard malfunction but software malfunction as well. Easiest way to check this is connecting an external keyboard.

> I've downloaded bios update from toshiba site, and tried to install it, but it stops on last step, something about region.
Where did you download this update exactly? Was this update especially for Satellite L500-13V and PSLJ0E model series?

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I need help because i have one toshiba A500-149 but the ilumination of keyboard dont work (FN+Z).
I see a new Bios update and my question is:
This new update 2.00 win solve that problem?

this upgrate is secure?

Answer:Satellite A500-149: Would new BIOS update 2.00-win solve illumination issue

> This new update 2.00 win solve that problem?
Question: Did the keyboard illumination work from the first day of purchase?

If yes, the issue is not realted to BIOS.

Secondly: the illumination can be enabled and disabled in BIOS.
Did you check the settings there?

Thirdly: did you check something in the software?
Possibly the reinstallation of VAP (value added package) would be helpful

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Hi everyone,

I was running the update of the BIOS I downloaded at this site, when the system hang up.
After some time I had to umplug the power wire to turn the notebook off.

It seems that the BIOS got corructed.
Now I turn the computer on but display is always black, leds are green all the time.

I've tried pressing F12, F2 when turning on, and nothing happen.

Please help me if you can. Thank you! Albert

Answer:Satellite L100 doesn't boot up - BIOS update issue

Hi there,

if bios had been corrupted, then it will leave you with no option but to bring it to an Authorized Toshiba Repair Center.

Updating the bios is really risky, It should not even be interrupted. The Bios is responsible in Identifying and Initialization of the system component hardware (such as the video display card, hard disk, and floppy disk) If this is corrupted then you might just really get a black screen.

Hope this will help you :)

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I also have the blank screen problem and I would like to update my bios from the 1.30 version it came with.
The problem I have is that I have a model A210 part number PSAFGC.
The support bulletin 98082422 for the Bios update doesn't mention my part number exactly and I can't find anything for my model.
The 2 updates are to 1.70 and 1.90. I have read the text from both of these and they seem quite different.
Not sure what to do. Here is the bulletin info.


Update the computer's BIOS to fix this problem, by clicking the appropriate link for your computer model from the following list.

- Satellite A210 / A215, Part No. PSAFGU: BIOS version 1.70
- Satellite A210 / A215, Part No. PSAEGU and PSAELU: BIOS version 1.90
- Satellite Pro A210 / A215, Part No. PSAFHU: BIOS version 1.70
- Satellite P200D / P205D, Part No. PSPBLU and PSPBQU: BIOS version 1.40

he computer's Part No. is printed on a label on the underside of the case.

Any help??

Answer:Satellite A210 PSAFGC - Bios update to get rid of blank screen issue


The Satellite *A210 PSAFGC* series seems to be a Toshiba *Canadian* series and I would recommend checking the Toshiba Canadian driver page if you want download the compatible BIOS for your notebook.

Here the link to the page:

Best regards

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I have a problem with updating the BIOS on Toshiba Satellite c600-28j.
Error: Project ID check fail

Model: C660-28J
Part NO: PSC1NE-01200XRU
Serial: XB063018K
BIOS Version: 1.10
OS: Windows 7 Pro SP1 32-bit

What can you recommend?


Answer:BIOS update issue on Satellite C660-28J - Project ID check fail

Check this thread:

The BIOS from Toshiba Australian page should work

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So I updated my Satellite A200-AH6 PSAE0C notebook (Bios and Graphic update) after installing Toshiba Power Saver, but every so often now, if I have to do a restart, there is a black screen on reboot with some info on my BIOS and some warnings/failed things.

Also, when it comes back, again, every so often, my date/time get reset to December 2004, 12:00 a.m.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Satellite A200-AH6 PSAE0C: BIOS Update issue - Date & Time Reset

Hmm... that?s strange... maybe you should try to update the BIOS again. I?m not quite sure if this will be possible if BIOS was already updated to the newest version but it worth a try.
Furthermore you should access the BIOS and should set it to default settings and should save the settings.


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Hi there again!

Now with a new and weird matter.

We all know that old say... "If it is not break, don't fix it". And if you put it into more informatic terms, "specially if it is a BIOS".

Yes, we all know that the BIOS is something quite dellitate to handle. For some reason we normally feel like if we were handling something like nitro-glycerine, or some radioactive product. And this is because we all know what is being put in risk in that moment: our (or sometimes others) computer, the full system could end as dead as some pieces of metal, plastic, and wires.

Well. I passed through all of that more than ten times in my life, and only once it went wrong. But since that old motherboard was already dead, It was not important. But I allways was EXTREMELY care. I allways cross checked everything before doing anything, allways got a backup and a way to restore that backup... and allways did this in COMPAQ systems, that were prepared that way. Updating a BIOS was just about preparing a disk, turn on the PC with the disk in the diskette drive, and wait. And if you didn't like the results, you simply click "return to previus BIOS" and that was it... very nice. And easy.

Few days ago, a friend brought me a Toshiba Satellite 1410-604 to solve some issues that were driving him crazy. After removing an expired Norton Internet Security, install avast and scan, I found more than one hundred files infected with a wide variety of virus, malware, t... Read more

Answer:Satellite 1410-604 - BIOS update > Incorrect BIOS update in the web?

Hi Fenix,

wow... it tooked very long time to read your post....

Maybe I can help you.

The Bios in the Web is the right one. So you have downloaded the correct version of the Bios.

The Askiris you have used is from Toshiba America which has most times not the exact models as Toshiba Europe.
That should be the reason, why the readme does not contain the European modelname.

I would try to make a fresh Bios update using the traditional Bios update.

Copy the files to the diskette, put it into the FDD, press and hold the Tab key while power on the notebook.
After the notebook has shut down, press and hold the key on the left side of the space-bar while power on the notebook again and wait until it powers off again.

If your notebook does not power on anymore, maybe the RAM is defect?

So, if the use of the traditional Bios and/or changing the memory does not help and your notebook is still dead you should go to an ASP, but this will cost money.

I have my fourth Toshiba notebook now and I had never problems with the Bios updates.

The 1410 is very old I think, so before going to an ASP, I would buy a new one ;)

best regards,


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My last BIOS update has failed and now my laptop Satellite PrU400 PSU45E is out of order.
I want to use the Crisis Recovery Disk with an USB floppy drive but I don't know the key combination to run the boot-block.
Is anybody can help me?

Best regards

Answer:Satellite Pro U400 BIOS update failed - What is BIOS Boot-block access


I wondering what Crisis Recovery Disk do you have ?:|
In my experience the special disk is needed which is available only for ASP technician.
Therefore it?s necessary to contact the ASP in your country in order to reflash the BIOS.

In my opinion you shouldn?t not try any ?Crisis Recovery disks? which you fond in the net? this can lead to mobo damage?

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Well, I have used the BIOS updater listed on the drivers/bios updates section of Toshiba website, on Windows vista x64 and offcourse I have used the x64 executable.
Strangely, when I reboot it, it requests a bios password that I have never inserted. So I suppose the update inserted a password automatically. Now I can't boot from any device so I cant use the laptop.

What do you have to say about this?

Answer:After Vista x64 BIOS update Satellite A200-1KB PSAE6 requests BIOS password

Hello MC

Have you founded some answers? Nobody offered here real explanation what can be wrong there. Have you maybe contacted authorized service partner in your country. They have contact with Toshiba and I am pretty sure they can help you about that.

If you will find out something regarding this password issue please let us know.

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Whilst updating the BIOS the system froze at step 7 of replacing the BIOS code, needless to say the laptop will not boot as the BIOS is now corrupt.

I have the BIOS.BAK but need advice on how to restore the BIOS. I copied the BIOS.BAK to a usb stick and plugged this into the laptop and then powered on the system (I've tried holding down F, F2 and together). I can see that the usb stick flickers initially but clearly does not progress with the restore.

I hope someone might be able to advise how to use the BIOS.BAK file to restore the BIOS.

Answer:Satellite C660 - BIOS Update Failed, help needed to restore BIOS.BAK file

Unfortunately I cannot help you with this but check please this interesting thread -

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Hello, I have updatet BIOS of my notebook sattelite A100.

After updating I cannot start my notebook and BIOS doesn't start.

Answer:Satellite A100 - Windows and BIOS doesn't start after BIOS update

Do you see the Toshiba logo?

Was there a power failure when you updated the BIOS?

Try removing the battery and AC Adapter, and leaving it for a couple of hours. You could also try reseating the RAM.

If that doesn't help, you may need to send it to an Authorized Service Center for repair.

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Like a complete idiot I upgraded my bios (to 1.80) for Satellite A30 (PSA30E). I've noticed two problems.

a) during boot I no longer get any welcome screen, and cannot access the bios or boot from other devices - so if I want to boot from CD now I can't - e.g. impossible to reinstall OS in the future

b) the battery suddenly wasn't fully charged and hangs persistently on 99% (apparently)

c) who knows what else could be going wrong

I'd dearly love to undo what I've done, but it doesn't seem possible. How on earth do I fix this, since clearly the bios update is flawed. Can I find an earlier bios update file (and how to use it)? Can I fix this one?

Anyone any thoughts?


Answer:Bios update Satellite A30 - can't access bios and no full charge light


Firstly may to ask why you have updated the BIOS. If everything works the BIOS update is not necessary.

Ok, how did you try to access the BIOS? Usually the F2 button should be pressed immediately after notebook starting. You can try to press several times.

But you can boot from ODD on different ways. You can press C button and the notebook will activate the booting from the drive or you will press F12 and you will choose the ODD as booting source.

I don?t know why the battery power freezes at 99% but you could try to remove the battery and wait several times. Then connect it again and check the battery status.

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Toshiba 5205 - Serviceman / Call Bios - Need some help.

I flashed my bio's and the laptop locked up in windows and didn't shut off after the flash.

Now when I turn the laptop on, I get no picture and the front of the laptop has a remote lcd display that says: Serviceman / Call BIOS.

I have already remove the laptop's battery and let it sit a full day to killthe bios, but I get the same error and still no picture.

How can I fix this? The bio's should be dead by now. Am just using the ac-power pack for power. I tryed plugging the battery pack back in and I have also put the bio's battery back in. and I get the samething error message on the remote lcd.

There must be a way to get around this, if anyone knows please let me know.

Answer:Satellite 5205 - After Bios update - Serviceman / Call Bios message

Hi Jim,

Unfortunately removing the battery will not reset your BIOS. The BIOS is maintained by a separate battery on your motherboard (the CMOS or RTC battery) and you will need to dismantle your notebook to access this battery. Even removing the CMOS battery will not reset your BIOS since it will be held in a non-volatile area of the CMOS chip.

You will need to take your notebook to a Toshiba Authorised Service Agent to have the chip reflashed with a new BIOS.


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I have used the Toshiba support download page to identify my model A205-S4629 Satellite laptop and downloaded the following BIOS update utility sa200f0v520.exe.

After building the IOS install disk and running the Phoenix Phlash16 utility I get the following message "File has different BIOS part number".

The utility is using the following image file MW10M520.ROM.

Any input is appreciated,


Answer:Satellite A205-S4629 BIOS Update Fail - File has different BIOS part number


As far as I know the BIOS package downloaded from the Toshiba US driver page contains the WinRAR 32-bit self-extracting ZIP file which includes both Windows-based and diskette based BIOS update installation options.

Did you try to update the BIOS using Win-based BIOS?

What OS do you use?

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I got Satellite L300 notebook and I want to update it's BIOS (current v1.50), so I've downloaded bios update v1.60-WIN and when I run extracted PS10160M.exe file - I get a message that "That BIOS is not for your notebook PC".

What I'm I doing wrong?

ps: that BIOS update was automatically suggested after registration on Toshiba website via serial number.

UPD: seems like autosuggestion fail: Manual search shows that 1.60-win bios update not suitable for Satellite L300 PSLBCE model. :-(

Answer:Satellite L300 BIOS update problem: "That BIOS is not for your notebook PC"


You used wrong BIOS!!!!!

The Toshiba European driver page provides an BIOS for this Satellite L300 PSLBCE series and the latest BIOS at this time is 1.50!!!!

At this time your notebook uses the latest BIOS!!!

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Hello, i'm in deeep trouble.

I tried to update my bios but something went wrong
during the process and now the laptop won't boot at all.
(when I try to turn on the satellite, nothing happens)

Do I need to desolder the bios and replace it with a new one ?

Is there any easy way to just erase it ?

Please help me !

Answer:Bios update failed on Satellite Pro A60 - how can I replace the bios chip?

Sorry but I just want to ask you something: how familiar are you with notebook and BIOS technology?

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Hi, i just bought an Satellite Pro L40 laptop and im trying to figure out why the bios has no memory settings.
If i look at the ram using a system info tool (cpuz or aida320) it shows that it is not running at the advertised speed of 667mhz but at 533mhz.

As you can see from this screenshot the actual speed the memory is running at is lower than the maximum the sticks are rated at.

Its running at 266mhz (533mhz ddr) when it should be running at 333mhz (667mhz ddr).

I've also noticed that with this laptop the fan never seems to come on, is there a way to turn the fan up?
Everytime i have the laptop on for longer than 30 minutes it becomes very very hot.

Answer:Satellite Pro L40: Bios update needed - no settings for RAM in 1.90 Bios


> if i look at the ram using a system info tool (cpuz or aida320) it shows that it is not running at the advertised speed of 667mhz but at 533mhz.

What is your FSB?
If the notebook was equipped with the PC2-5300 memory modules then they could run at 667 MHz but only if the FSB would supports 667 MHz! I think the FSB supports only 533Mhz.
So I can say it?s nothing wrong!

> i just bought an Satellite Pro L40 laptop and im trying to figure out why the bios has no memory settings.
Why do you think that an BIOS update would enable the memory settings in the BIOS?
Please don?t mix the desktops with notebooks! The notebooks cannot be overclocked!
The notebooks BIOS is not the same like a desktop PC BIOS!!!

> I've also noticed that with this laptop the fan never seems to come on, is there a way to turn the fan up? Everytime i have the laptop on for longer than 30 minutes it becomes very very hot.
Did you notice any automatically shut downs or any other strange notebook behaviors like OS freezing for example?
If not then the notebook runs properly and doesn?t overheat.
The notebooks support an overheating protection which would shut down the notebook automatically to prevent the hardware from damage?

So lean back dude and enjoy your nice toy ;)

PS: are you Carlos Santana fan? ;) I ask it due to your nickname ;)

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I just bought this notebook and update his BIOS. After update done computer shut down automatically. Then I turn them on, he asks for password, which I never gave any of them in BIOS.
What is the password?

Answer:BIOS password after BIOS update on Satellite A210-131

Hello Jhonson

I do not know what the password is but please call the authorized service provider in your country and they will help you. They can remove the password and you can use your notebook model as before.

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I got problems with upgrading Bios on my laptop.
I can't install windows xp bc.
I got BSOD "The bios in this system is not fully ACPI compliant"

Yes i tried F7 and didnt help !!!! The only bios i found on here is 1.70-WIN and that works only within windows. So i can't install it also what i did i install windows 98 on it and my system is up but i tried to install Bios i got error. So i cant start it update it.

On this forum i saw there is 1.70 trad update if toshiba support team can send it to me on the email so i could update the bios my bios is 1.0 !

Thanks in advance for any help !

Answer:Cannot update BIOS for Satellite M40-135 - The bios is not ACPI compliant


First of all Toshiba Support team is not here in the forum? its user to user forum.
Secondly the win-based BIOS can be updated only running Windows OS? the best would be the usage of the Toshiba preinstalled Windows version in order to run BIOS update.

By the way; I found BIOS versions on Toshiba US page? there you can download the traditional BIOS which can be updated using diskette.
Note; US Toshiba notebooks have different model numbers.

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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


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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Hi guys

i went to the local computer shop with my satellite A40 because i only have half of the bios !!!
I sent an email to the german toshiba technical support and they said try a bios update (which baring in mind i still dont know how to do)then we sent my laptop to a local computer shop and told them the problem they told me not to update bios on a cempron processor.

Why not? What are the risks in need to know.

please help me because i want to in the future possibly upgrade to vista??

Answer:Satellite A40: How to update the BIOS because I only have half of the Bios

Hello Daniel,

I?m a little bit confused about your message.
What do you mean with ?only have half of the bios??
What?s wrong with the BIOS?

The Toshiba support said -> try a BIOS update.
On the Toshiba page you can download the BIOS for the Satellite A40.

It seems you didn?t check the download page detailed because on this page you would find this instruction: IOS&FID=TRO0000000b07

The BIOS update was detailed described in this document and you should follow these guide lines to update the BIOS.


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I have a Toshiba Satellite SPA10 model num PSA15-E=09VYL-EN. I searched everywhere but can not find BIOS update and drivers for this notebook model.

Please supply me with link.

Answer:Need BIOS update and drivers for Satellite Satellite Pro A10

Hello Yakoob

Satellite SPA10 does not exist. Either you have Satellite A10 or P10. Please check it on the label at the bottom side of your notebook. Identify your notebook model correctly and you will find all you need on Toshiba download page.

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I created this topic because i need an update for bios for hp omen laptop. I hope developers will see this topic and will fix the problem in the new version of bios (F.09 Rev.A).I have had throttling at normal temperature, core frequency reached 0.8 ghz and fps in games dropped.  Here is the videos from other peope, who have the same problem with omen: Here is the topics in forum: I installed F.05 Rev.A bios and it solved my problem. Please, make an update for bios to fix the problem. Thank you.

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Good afternoon all

I have a problem with my daughter's laptop.
She closed the lid shut with i set of earphones and it broke the screen.
I ordered a replacement screen but while we waited for that to arrive she pluged in a stand alone monitor.

When she did thsi she got a message on the screen soon after saying that the Windows requires Activating, We wondered if it was connected to the monitor and left it until i recieved the new screen, Once fitted i found that we still go the message and certain features stopped working, such as the Network card . I uploaded drivers on my laptop for the network card and put them onto her laptop.

This got the LAD service running on a rectricted setting but still no WiFi .
I took it to a repair shop in Dundee, 3000rpm who have recovered the laptop from the recovery section on tthe hard drive, however the licence number in the recovery section is not being reconised by Windows.

The laptop is running Windows 8.1 and was bought 18 months ago brand new, from woolworths( on-line) . 3000rpm have managed to restart the network card and it is working on both WiFi and Lad but as Windows hasn't been reconnised we cannot recieve any updates.

They have no more answers other than to completely wipe the laptop and reinstall Windows from a licened disk. I wonder if anyone has any ideas , how this might have happened and if there is any other way to get around it.

I have tried Toshia help and support live chat and it doesn't help ... Read more

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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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I am having an issue with my sister's Satellite C875-10T
Thought it could be usefull to activate the "fast bios" parameter
and this occuered to be the worst idea to have !!!
I am no longer able to access again to the BIOS,
despite my unbootable cd trouble which i will have to try on another Pc to be sure that the cd is ok...

Anyway, the computer is running windows8 and the Toshiba Hardware settings that I downloaded isn't working (and was not made for w8 but seven indeed... :/ )

I really need help on this and would really appreciate that someone fromthe Toshiba Team would give me help on this !

Thanks to you all !

Answer:Fast BIOS issue with Satellite C875-10T

You can change it to ?normal? mode again.
Open Toshiba System settings > BOOT > Boot speed and change it to ?normal?.
Please do this and let us know if everything is OK again.

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Good day, fellow Toshiba notebook owners.

I have a little trouble upgrading my BIOS to a "newer" (according to Tempro) version.
I just installed the Tempro application, and it detected that my BIOS needs an upgrade, so I naturally downloaded the "new" BIOS. Everything went fine, but when I tried to install it, a message popped up in the install window:

"*The program will be closed!* There is an error occurred, please check below items. Bios version above 190. Battery capacity more than 10%. AC is attached."

No matter what I do, I get the same error, over and over again. I looked the problem up before I posted this thread, and other people encountered it, but, unlike my case, advices like "Close all background applications", "Charge your battery", or "Make sure the AC is attached" really helped them.

I tried closing everything, my battery is always fully charged, as I rarely disconnect the AC adapter, and, of course, the AC connection issue is not the cause, since it is almost always plugged in.

I checked my BIOS version in +msinfo32.exe+ and it is 1.90 already, but I remember upgrading it months ago (sooner than the release date of this last version), and if, hypothetically, I have the last version already installed, why doesn't Tempro acknowledge it and keeps alerting me over a non-existent issue?

Maybe there is something wrong with Tempro, but I just need to be sure before... Read more

Answer:Satellite C660 - 1C7: BIOS upgrade issue


Tempro notify you about new uploaded drivers or BIOS?
The Toshiba European driver page provides all the drivers and BIOS files and the latest BIOS version 1.90-win has been uploaded at 04.06.2012 and therefore you received this notification by Tempro software.

Who knows why they uploaded this file once again.. but fact is that your BIOS is up to date and therefore you cannot update the BIOS once again using the one and the same version.

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I found a lot of people complaining of this same issue.
I found no solution posted. Most threads (now locked) ended with people saying "Don't update your bios if it is running okay"

This computer is not running okay and I would like to update the BIOS.

The issue is that the bios update says it failed due to the update not being for this model of computer.
The laptop is a Satellite 3000-X11. I have downloaded the v1.6 BIOS update for the Satellite 3000-X11
So I am not sure why it makes this complaint.

Please advise if there is something more I can do here.

Also please know the BIOS update procedure I followed was exactly per the instructions.



Answer:BIOS updating issue on Satellite 3000 -X11

Can you please tell my why you need new BIOS if notebook runs OK? What you expect will happen after doing this?

I ask this because I have found also many people who after BIOS update want to have old version.

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Hi all,

I have just updated my bios to version 1.9 last week. Previously I upgraded my RAM from 512MB to 1.5GB (P4 2.8 GHz., 40 GB HDD) and my notebook perfectly worked with the old Bios and RAM. After updating Bios to the new version, 1.9, my notebook doesn't accept the RAM upgrade module, the windows xp always shows blue screen and then restart.

After taking the upgraded RAM off, my notebook works again. I tried many ways to solve this problem like taking battery off, then insert the RAM again or even formatted my HDD and installed a new Windows XP but it didn't work. So what can I do to make my notebook accept the upgraded RAM? How to solve this problem? Because of this I am now planning to buy a new notebook, if the problem cannot be solved since I have to simulate some program on that notebook, so it requires much memory.

Thanks a lot in advance for your reply.

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Answer:Satellite A60: Memory issue after Bios V.1.9 updating


I really don?t know what is wrong with the new BIOS update. In my opinion you should contact Toshiba service partner in your country and explain them the situation. If your new memory module is compatible with the unit you should say them that you want to have old BIOS version. As far as I know the technicians can do this.

If they see that there is some problem with BIOS update I am sure that they will do this for free.

Good luck!

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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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Dear Sir / Madam,

I've recently updated my BIOS but now for some reason my USB controller is showing an code 10 error in device manager on XP Pro! Microsoft have said i need to disable the DOS USB function within my BIOS but i need a password to get in and have never gone into the BIOS before.

Please can someone help me as its driving me crazy and the laptop wont let me use the USB slots at all.

Hope someone can help,

Kind regards

Answer:Phoenix BIOS issue with Satellite 1130


so you just don?t know how to get into bios? Usually you should read the user manual how to get into bios, but I can tell you quickly how to get into the bios:

At system startup just press "F2" and you will reach the bios screen. Then you should set everything to defaults, save and exit. If there are some options with thing like "legacy usb etc..." then disable it and exit with saving the bios configuration.

Should work, otherwise I suggest you performing a bios update.

You can get the latest bios here:

In case of further questions just give some feedback
Toshiba - Download drivers:

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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?


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Did anyone know where is the *link* for newest update Bios Satellite L40?

I'm searching around at Toshiba but didn't find it.
My wifi doesn't work, it's not detected.

I read from another threat, Jaba say "must update bios first before install Atheros driver".

I got the Atheros driver already, Vista version, after that what should I do?

Answer:Need Bios update for Satellite L40

Did you already check the Toshiba European driver page???

You can find it here: -> Support & Download -> Download Drivers

There you could find drivers & BIOS updates.

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Looking for BIOS update driver for Satellite 300CDT Model PA1261EYX-FR95 which I bought from France some years ago. Or, would like to know the exact memory module reference for 128MB

Answer:Satellite 300 CDT - need BIOS update


the newest BIOS for your notebook is version 8.00. You can find it on Toshiba's support page _eu

The partnumber of the 128MB memory module is PA2054U-MS.


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I am using a Satellite Pro PSM35E which has a Phoenix BIOS v1.70. I want to update it but on whole Toshiba website can't find one?

Please help

Answer:Need BIOS update for Satellite Pro M30


The Satellite Pro M30 notebook belongs to the PSM35E series.
I checked the Toshiba European driver page and found the BIOS.

You have to choose *ARCHIVE -> Satellite Pro archive -> Satellite Pro M -> Satellite Pro M30 -> BIOS*

There you will find the needed BIOS


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I have Satellite M40-184 and I want to flash the BIOS with a bootable CD but it can't be done.
I downloaded the file and extracted the file but it gives me error to execute the file.
Than I extracted the exe file with rar and I saw an image file there I burned it but it is not bootable.

I read the flashing method but it has nothing to do with the file witch is for download.

Answer:Satellite M40 - How to update BIOS


The Toshiba driver website doesn?t provide the traditional BIOS but only the BIOS which can be updated only running Windows OS!

This means that you will be not able to boot from the FDD using the unzipped BIOS file.
It?s .exe file and must be executed under OS.

I think this should be clear now.

By the way; the BIOS update is risky and if you use the wrong BIOS or wrong update procedure you can damage the ROM module.


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I want to update bios I have 1.40 the last is 2.0 update first 1.70 1.90 and after 2.0 or direct 2.0.
model is L50-B-11K

Answer:BIOS update on Satellite L50-B-11K

Maybe stupid question but why do you want to update the BIOS?
Have you some problems with your machine.

New BIOS version has no some special advantages but there is a risk if something goes wrong you can damage BIOS and then you have a big problem.

If your notebook s working well and you are happy with it, don't change anything.

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How can I apply the latest BIOS update for this machine.
The download wants to write a 1.44Mb floppy and the P10 804 does not come with a floppy drive!!!

Answer:Satellite P10 Bios Update

Hi !
I found and Windows Based Bios Update for my Satellite P10 on the Toshiba Page.
So I did not needed an Floppydrive !


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Hi There

I need a non-corrupted BIOS update for a Satellite M40 PSM40 ATI chipset.

My wife's Windows XP based M40 has been behaving most oddly for some time. Just odd hangs, software not loading, etc. Seems to pass all diagnostics, all OS/Apps software is current patched versions and all virus scanning us up to date and clean.

So, I thought I'd try updating BIOS and other related stuff. That was about two months ago..... When I discovered I couldn't download the damn thing, nor anything else, from the Toshiba site. Despite phone calls etc I was told to "just keep trying... and trying..... and, well, you get the picture!

Then last weekend I tried the download(s) from one of my Windows 2000/IE6 based PC's and was surprised to find that they worked. I had previously been using my own Vista Home Premium 32/IE7 based PC, which I guess was the source of my download woes for so long..

Anyway.. tried unpacking the BIOS tonight only to be told that it's corrupt/not a zip file. Tried downloading again, same results. Have tried unpacking on three different PC's - XP, Vista and Windows 2000, all with the same result.

Help please?


Answer:Satellite M40 - BIOS Update

I cannot believe that? I have downloaded the BIOS for the M40 (1.70) and I was able to unpack this package? so I presume something went wrong during the download process.

I think you know what my advice could be ;) ? Try again?

Good luck

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I downloaded a BIOS update for my Satellite PRO L10 notebook, when I try to install I receive the following message

The input file EW3I1A04.WPH cannot be found, a valid filename must be specified to continue.

Any advice appreciated


Answer:BIOS Update Satellite Pro L10

Before you make the BIOS update, you must extract all files from the zip-archive.
Then it should work without error message.

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I would like to update my bios but I can't figure out how :) I downloaded the R131VOL2 on the website. When I execute I get the question to insert a 3,5" disk... but the satellite A10-131 doesn't have a floppy drive. So I'm stuck :)

Answer:Satellite A10-131 and BIOS update

Hi Niek,

Unfortunately Toshiba only provide a traditional BIOS update for your notebook so you will need a USB FDD in order to use the update.


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I just downloaded the latest BIOS update for my Satellite L30-113 (PSL 33) and I was about to install it when I remembered that I actually downgraded to Windows XP(this notebook is originally with WIndows Vista).
My question is will there occur any problems when I launch the .exe file ,because it may be programmed to update the BIOS under Windows Vista only?
I know that in this forum there are a lot of competent users who can help me.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Need help with BIOS update on Satellite L30-113


I have just had a check for the BIOS on the Support and Downloads page and I have found the listing as "OS Independent". This basically means that the update is suitable for both operating systems.

Remember that when you update the BIOS, you need to ensure the power is plugged in, security software is turned off, nothing is attatched to the system (other than the AC cord), power saving features (such as screensavers) are turned off and no other software is running. Also disconnect from the Internet, too, if possible.

You can download the latest version of the BIOS here:

Also you may find the update may not work if a BIOS password is set, if this is the case, you'll need to remove that, too.


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My Satellite Pro 490 Notebook refused to startup recently and demanded a BIOS update. I checked the Toshiba site for advice and downloaded the correct BIOSware onto another computer. I created a DOS bootup disk (on advice) and saved the BIOSware to this, and I booted up the notebook with the diskette inseted into the external floppy drive.

It whirred and buzzed and seemed to be doing it's thing, but when I shut down and rebooted to WinXP, it wasn't recognising my kepboard or the integral mouse. It sometimes recognises an external USB mouse but it still doesn't do what I want it to do :o(

So I did it again, and this time, after rebooting with the diskette in the drive, it reads "Starting..." and shows me the Microsoft Corporation Copyright gubbins, and then takes me to the A:\ command prompt, and still doesn't recognise my kepboard or mouse, just the odd key here and there.

Before I banish it to the end og the garden, does anyone have any advice? Is there anything else I could try? Anything??? =o r

Answer:Satellite Pro 490 BIOS Update


Can you pleas tell me how you comes to idea to install WXP on this old machine? In my opinion boot-up process will need about 10 min. :)

It not easy to say what you can do . In my opinion there are two possibilities. First one is to install old BIOS version but it can do just Toshiba Servic Partner.

Second option is to boot-up with external keyboard and try to delete standard keyboard and mouse. Restart the notebook. Standard hardware components will be recognized again. If these not work install old OS again.

I think that you expect too much from this old notebook with just 266Mhz processor speed and 32 MB RAM. ;)

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Hi, why isn`t it possible to upgrade the BIOS by Windows.
The new BIOS is dated 17/11/2005 and it say it`s older or same than the one installed!!!
???My Notebook`s BIOS is much older!???
I think there is a problem with the version numbers.
Please let me know a solution.

Answer:BIOS Update Satellite M60

Hello Robert

As far as I know Satellite M60 is a new unit and I don?t see any reason for BIOS update. I am not familiar with BIOS update versions but can you please explain why BIOS update is so important for you

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There is a bios update for my Sat P10 but I have no floppy drive. Silly question but how do I update my BIOS?

Answer:BIOS Update on Satellite P10

if you download windows version there is no need to use a floppy

or you can make bootable CD

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Hi, as explained before, I have installed a new 100 Gb HHDD in my notebook. Everything seems to run fine - so far.

My Bios is version 1.10 (Phoenix). I noticed, a newer version 1.30 is available since roughly 12 months.
Should I update or just leave it as it is?
I can' t see to find any info, what the newer version would do better.
Any one experienced this update on the Phoenix bios?
Best regards from Germany


Answer:Satellite P20 Bios update

From my personal experience : If you do not experince problems, don't upgrade it !

Upgrades solves problems or limitations (HDD size, ...), but if it rans correcly, you may add problems or OS incompatibility

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Trying to update bios on Satellite C55-a. Battery is bad and bios downloaded will not install with battery missing or less than 20% charge.
Anyone know a way around this? My searches have come up empty and I have just about given up!
Any ideas are GREATLY appreciated! Thanks in advance.

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I have a satellite pro m30 and I'd like to do a bios update. Toshiba hardware utility says that my bios version is 1.4. The existent updates refer to 1.2, 1.6 but it tells nothing about 1.4.

Should I take 1.6?

Any help?


Answer:Satellite Pro M30 Bios Update


it could be possible that the BIOS version 1.4 is the manufacturer default BIOS version for this model.

In my opinion you should take the 1.6 version because it is the newest and perhaps it will be necessary!

here is link:
go to Support& Download - BIOS download - choose your SP M30 and click to the BIOS Description for more info!

Bye Bob

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Hello everyone,

I have a question about bios update on my Satellite. I've got it off ebay a few months back, reinstalled the OS and now try to to update the drivers, bios, dvd-rom firmware, etc.

I've tried to download the bios update for my notebook (PSP26E-02V79EN) and according to toshiba website the latest available bios is version 1.10. This is very odd, as the bios which I have installed is version 1.4. This is what the actual Phoenix bios and the Toshiba Diagnostic Tool shows. How can this be?

Also, does anyone know if it is possible to reflash the bios with Toshiba original bios, rather then the Phoenix one? If so, could you please tell me how?

Many thanks

Answer:Satellite P20-801 BIOS update


I have P20 over two years and I have never updated BIOS till now. The unit runs without problem. It is not necessary to install newest BIOS just if you see that there is some update available.

You are right about BIOS on P20. It is Phoenix one there. As far as I know it can not be exchanged with Toshiba one. If you want to have more info about that, contact service partner in your country.

Please check latest BIOS update on

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I've just tried to update the Bios of my Satellite P10 (PSP16E) and received the warning 'the size of rom file is incorrect.' I would appreciate any help anyone can offer me.


Answer:Bios Update on Satellite P10


I would recommend to download the BIOS from the Toshiba website again.

How did you update the BIOS? Maybe your have used a wrong procedure.
Please check also the detailed informations about the BIOS and please be sure that your use the right BIOS.

Please visit the Toshiba site. There you will find a instructions how to update the BIOS: IOS&FID=TRO0000000b07

Best regards

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Dear forum users,
because of a Meltdown and Spectre security flaws I need update my laptop bios. Unfortunately I can't find it on Toshiba support pages. Would somebody help me, please?
I have a Satellite P75-A7200, Model Number: PSPLNU-00H004B.
Best regards

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Hi everyone,

can someone please tell me what tool to use to flash from Dos to bios 5.10. I've tried using afudos 4.23 version. When starts flashing it returns instantly Error: Problem erasing flash000000 (0%). Thx

Answer:Re: Satellite L40-14F: DOS bios update

Hi mate,

why do you want to update the BIOS from DOS?? Don?t you have a windows OS installed?

So, if you have win installed then I don?t understand why you want to update your bios under dos..


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Hello, I've tried (three times) to update my BIOS using the Windows version, however each time I try, it fails and sends a report to Microsoft - does anyone know what the problem is and how to fix it?

Answer:Satellite Pro L10: Can't update BIOS


Firstly you have to know that if you use wrong BIOS or wrong BIOS update procedure you can damage the notebook (motherboard)
I have checked the Toshiba page and it seems that at this time the news BIOS release is from 25/04/06 - version 2.6

Please check this BIOS FAQ document: IOS&FID=TRO0000000b07

There you will find how to update the BIOS.
According to this document you have to use the traditional BIOS update (BIOS Upgrade Procedure 2).

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Having a Satellite A30-303.
With no work intern DVD.
Having a boot able usb DVD.

I wonder if I can update Bios from Ubuntu . I need do execute a .exe.

Or if I can take a boot disk and execute the file from DOS.

Answer:Update BIOS on Satellite A30-303


For the Satellite A30 is only a windows based BIOS update available.
I think that will not work on Ubuntu and you must install Windows to make this update.

Normally on Windows systems you must download the BIOS Update, extract the file .exe file and start it. That is all.


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I have an Satellite Pro A60, trying to install XP pro but says it needs update BIOS, have downloaded new upgrade, unzipped and only one file there, will not boot as no bootable file.

There currently is no OS on the laptop, I understand i need an ISO file but where is it..!!..

Answer:Satellite Pro A60 - BIOS update without OS


Why you need to update the BIOS?
I doubt that XP installation says that you have to update it.

Normally the BIOS update is a little bit risky and should only be done if it?s really necessary. Furthermore the BIOS update can only be done from Windows. There is no DOS version, they only available for authorized service providers.

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Dear community,

after the upgrade from Win 8.1 to Win 10 my Satellite C-50-A was really slow. So I decided to install Windows 7 on it. But for this a BIOS version of at least V 1.30 is required. I only find updates for 1.40 and 1.50 on the website. But to install V 1.40, I already need V 1.30 installed and V 1.50 is not compatible with my CPU. Can anybody help me with this.

With best regards,

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Im trying to update my bios but its asking for a floppy drive to save to...Series A30 does not have a floppy drive. How can i install without one???

Answer:Satellite A30 - How to update Bios?

Are you using the Windows BIOS update? This should work without the FDD backup. Check the Tosh website for an alternative BIOS download.

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Hi, guys!

I`m actually use L40-14H notebook with 5.40-WIN BIOS (for XP). When returned to Vista x64 I try several times to update BIOS to 1.90-WIN (for Vista) in Windows mode, but nothing...

Any ideas how to do that without USB floppy?

Answer:Cannot update BIOS on Satellite L40-14H


I am not sure if the BIOS update works under Vist64 (it should THEORETICALLY) but the reality is much darker. ;)

Do you get some error message when trying to update your BIOS or which problem appears when you attempt to update your systemsoftware of your mobile computer?


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Hi guys.

I have a Satellite A30 (PSA33E), I have tried to download the new BIOS. It downloads ok, installs Winphlash.
Then an error comes up, "The input file bios.rom cannot be found a valid filename must be specified to continue."

At that point I?m lost,


Answer:BIOS update for Satellite A30


Which version you use for BIOS update? 1.70?

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Tried to update my bios to version 1.90 but failed because of following message:
Message in Window "Installing UEFI winflash 0.02"

There is an error occured, please check below items.
Bio Version above 190.
Battery capacity more than 10%.
AC is attached
Program will be closed.

thanks for any help

Answer:Cannot update BIOS on Satellite Pro C

Which notebook model do you have?
What is the reason for BIOS update?

Have you some problems with your notebook and you want to fix it updating the BIOS?

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Hello everybody!!
I want to update my BIOS, but doesn't know how to do it. I looked instruction on a site:

Option 2: Update with CD-ROM

1. Extract the zip file containing the BIOS upgrade to a temporary folder.
2. In the temporary folder three sub folders will be generated. "docs", "Update - 3,5' Disk", "Update - CD-R or CD-RW"
3. How to make a bootable CD-ROM please read the *.pdf file in the "docs" folder.
4. Ensure the Notebook is connected to the mains.
5. Turn the Notebook off.
6. Place the CD-ROM containing the BIOS upgrade in the optical disk drive.
7. Turn the Notebook on with the F12 key.
8. The BIOS boot menu appears. Select CD/DVD or the CD-ROM symbol using the arrow keys. Press "Enter".
9. The Notebook will boot from the BIOS upgrade CD-ROM.
10. A boot menu appears. Select the point for update the BIOS by using the arrow keys. Press "Enter".
11. The BIOS update process starts. Do not switch off the notebook during update.
12. If the update process is finished follow the instruction on the screen.

Downloaded such update of bios:
Page with update file:

Then I decompressed zip,.. and didn't see three directories, which written about in instruction (from above).

Help please, what I must to do. Or how to update my BIOS?

Thank you!

Answer:How to update BIOS on Satellite L40-13G

Hi Alexey

Can you please tell me why you need BIOS update? As far as I know Satellite L40 is the newest notebook from L series. Maybe few days old and BIOS update needed. Why?

Have you noticed some problems?

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I recieved recently message from Toshiba Service Software that I could (should) update my BIOS.(1.20) to BIOS 1.50 . My Satellite L50-C is just few weeks old. Do anybody recomend me to do that or is not necessary to take such a risk that my Laptop will not work after upgrading?
Many Thanks and best regards from Austria

Answer:Satellite L50-C - BIOS Update 1.50

Well, I have a L50D-C and the BIOS updates solved a few issues that I was having on startup. Your model is slightly different so I don't know what issues you may have if any. Unless your system suffers from some sort of I/O software issue I wouldn't recommend it. Every BIOS behaves differently to all hardware and you may want to upgrade your hardware later. You will likely need to match it with the best BIOS available if that happens and it's important to note that you can't downgrade your BIOS(Not easily at least). So keep the BIOS you have for now until you notice some hardware issues when upgrading hardware or software drivers.

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I have brought a laptop Toshiba L40. It came with Windows Vista and Bios 1.70 instaled (this Bios is dedicated to Vista only). I need to instal Windows XP, but first I need to instal the Bios 5.10 (this bios is dedicated to XP). But when I try to instal the Bios 5.10, the WinFlash tells me that I have a most recent Bios instaled, and so it don't let me instal the Bios 5.10...

Someone can help me, please? Theres some way to instal the Bios 5.10?


ps: i am portuguese so, sorry if my englsih isn't perfect and a litle repetitive, i hope you can understand it...

* EDIT: it's BIOS 1.70, not 7.10... sorry

Message was edited by: Toaki

Answer:Satellite L40 - Not possible to update Bios from 1.70 to 5.10

I didn?t see any L40 with a 7.10 BIOS.
What Satellite L40 series is it?

Could you please post the full name?

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Hello ,

I'm trying to install the update of bios , the version 1.30 downloaded from toshiba .

But start by getting a compatibility error :

the bios package is not compatible with this computer .

how do I fix ?

Thank you.

Answer:BIOS update for Satellite Pro R50-B-14U

Is original operating system installed on your machine?

Can you please tell us why do you want to install BIOS update? Is there some problem with your machine? I mean if everything is working properly you don't need to change anything.

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I have Satellite L40-14d laptop.
Two month ago I flashed my BIOS to 5.40 version with succes. But now if I run updatebios.bat (5.50), the system will restart, but after 1 second laptop every shutdown. No BIOS update has done. I tried a lot of version of BIOS for my laptop, but without succes.

I have Windows XP installed.
PS: I am sorry for my bad English, because I am from Czech republic.
Thanks for any answer.

Answer:Satellite L40-14D: Can not update BIOS


First of all I?ve one interesting question;
Why do you want to update the BIOS??? Did you encounter various problems with the notebook?
Usually if the notebook run trouble free then a BIOS update is not necessary?

However, I have downloaded the BIOS package and firs of all I have noticed the winflash.exe file!

First of all you have to unzip the BIOS package correctly.
Then prepare the notebook for the update (AC adaptor connected, don?t run 3rd party applications and disconnect all external devices).
Finally you should execute the winflash.exe to start the BIOS update and NOT the .bat file!!!


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Question: bios update issue

first when i bought my laptop i started updating the drivers from the hp support assistant one of the updates was the bios so when the pc restarted to configure the update i got a block error on the bios update and it freeze on 0% for about an hour so i had to restore the bios image so until now i'm scared to update it

Answer:bios update issue

Try to download the BIOS update directly from the HP website. Also make sure you disable any Anti-Virus programs from attempting to run the installer.

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Question: BIOS Update Issue

I have a EVGA nForce 590SLI and randomly decided to update my BIOS, there has only been one update since release and it was right after so I'm assuming it may have been important, I don't know I've never done it but. I burned the img to a dvd ran it at startup and it says Press Y to start and N to exit, neither work. Obviosly there is no buttons but when I type Y or y or 'y' 'Y' "Y" any comination nothing works, tried f1 etc i always have to cntrl alt del to restart pc. Any ideas?

Answer:BIOS Update Issue

USB keyboard? Make sure USB is enabled in BIOS use. Failing that, I'd try hooking up a PS/2 keyboard (if your motherboard has ports for them).

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Question: BIOS Update issue

I wish to update my BIOS, as I am facing some issues with Windows 10 login after the anniversary update. I downloaded the corresponding BIOS update, but when I run it, I cannot update it, as it tells me "This update is not compatible with this device". I found the driver update (sp76953) by entering my exact product number, so I do not understand how it is incompatible.

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Hi guys. I'm having a bit of a problem updating my BIOS. I have a MSI P45 Platinum MB. I have downloaded the new BIOS, but the files dont seem to fit the programs i use. The files i download are files that have extensions equal to their version number, for instance; A7512IMS.110, where "110" is the extension as well as the version number. The update programs on the other hand, seems to want to get a hold of *.rom-files. I've googled my *** off, but cant find any good explanations. I cant seem to get an understanding of what these *.rom-files even are.

I expect people to recommend MSI Live Update 3 etc, but I'm having problems installing the application. When trying to exec "Liveupdate.exe", I see a bar, and when it is finished, my mouse cursor turns into an hourglass for about 5 sec, and nothing more happens. I even unpacked the *.exe-file which is an archive, and tried to execute the setup.exe, but still nothing.

I'm running WinXP Sp3. I dont have a floppy-station as this is a brand new computer, and im not sure if I can get a hold of a bootable USB-device.


Answer:P45 BIOS update issue

I realize that the machine probably doesn't have a floppy drive installed., but have you checked to see if the board itself has a FDD socket? The P-45 chipset is enabled for FDD, but I'm not familiar with your particular board to know if it's been implemented.

If it is, it's an easy (and reasonably inexpensive matter) to buy a floppy drive, take the side off the computer and flash your BIOS to your heart's content.

FDDs (all brands) run about eight bucks at Newegg. Annoyingly, the shipping charges are about the same. Here's a Sony;

BIOS updates can be risky and aren't really suggested if they're not absolutely necessary. So, is this one necessary?

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Hi all,
I have a problem with my bios, i cannot enter no bios by pressing F2 button. The other problem is my CPU stuck at low speed (Mhz) when need full speed slowing the system.
I have Windows 10 Fall Creators version with lastest bios version 1.60.
My question is, how i can reflash the bios? I tryit but the AMI flash software says its have the same version cannot flash.
I know the bios had a corrupt block...

Best regards

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I have a old leptop satellite 2520 CDS .
I have a problem with the BIOS and Cmos .
I turn on ad after 3-4 seconds write me
**** Bad check sum (CMOS) *****
Before this problem I run the kill disk program to formad the c end d partion and I want to restart, did boot process from te cd to install XP.

But it started to do this problem.
Then I decided to upgrade the BIOS
I succesfully upgrade my BIOS to version 8.0.
I started the leptop but there is the same problem.

Now I can't enough do F2 that dosn't work .
What can I do ? Please help me

Answer:Satellite 2520cds: BIOS issue - Bad check sum (CMOS)


The Real Time Clock (RTC) battery provides power for the internal clock/calendar and for maintaining system configuration settings.
This error can occur when a machine has been left turned-off for an extended period of time, and is the result of a depleted RTC battery
If first step you should try to recharge this battery.

To charge the RTC battery, connect the AC adapter and turn the computer on.
Leave the machine on for about 24 hours to ensure a full charge in the RTC battery. Please note that the RTC battery does not charge while the notebook is turned off, regardless of whether the AC adapter is connected or not.

In the BIOS setup screen press the [Home] key to restore the default values, then press the [End] key to save and exit, then the [Y] key to confirm and restart the system.
Then set the correct date and time in Windows

As Windows starts-up, you may see an error message about an "Invalid System Time". Go ahead and click "OK" to clear the error dialog.
Open the Windows Control Panel and open the "Date and Time" control by double-clicking its icon. Set the correct date and time, then click OK to save.

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After I decided to turn back xp from the vista I used ghost to do that however after restart my laptop started to give Virus causion. I thought error was giving by the BIOS and I wanted to disable that warning but I couldnt after I did everything ( back door passes, clear cmos over the dos ) I couldnt find the solution.

Please I need help how can clear the BIOS setup password . My BIOS is phoenix and version is 6,0 !! Thanks from now !

Answer:Satellite A100 - 599: BIOS setup password issue !

Hm, thats miserable but unfortunately you will have to contact an authorized service center and ask them for help since they are the one and only which could probably help you with your problem.

As far as I know the BIOS must be something hardcoded which could only be removed by typing some codes which must be given by toshiba in japan. And since they don?t give such secrets out to end-users like us, you must click [HERE| 000000871] and contact the nearest ASP in your country.

Cheers and good luck

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A100-768 from PSAA9 update bios S10V600,
I have no backlight on the screen apart from and I have the original bios .

voila now I see the page but there are over backlight except at the start.

help me please

Answer:Satellite A100-768 - backlight issue after BIOS upgrade

There is not much you can do except send the laptop to an ASP for a quote. The Inverter or screen may have a problem.

There is a list of ASP's on the Toshiba website.

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Currently Toshiba driver download website does not list search results
so I could not download BIOS officially.

I have found for my Toshiba A350-212 PSAL6E BIOS but thats giving previllage error even I run as administrator. Maybe its not the actual BIOS.

I need the latest BIOS urgently,
Does any one have ?


Answer:Satellite A350-212 PSAL6E BIOS download issue

It looks like there is an temporal driver download issue.
I recommend you to visit the page some time later

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How do I install BIOS after download as I canot find the setup start in the downloaded files?

Any help appreciated as I am new to this.
I have a Satellite P100-429 PSPA3E

Answer:Re: Satellite P100-429 - How to update the BIOS?

You must start the WinPhlash.exe file to start the BIOS update.

Furthermore here are some informations how to update the BIOS:

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There is a BIOS update for Satellite Pro S300 series, although no change log so not sure what it fixes.

Down here from Toshiba



Answer:BIOS update for Satellite Pro S300


One change with the new BIOS is the 3G blue LED. This is now on constant blue when the 3G adapter is enabled but not connected to a network, and when connected now flashes constanty at about 2Hz, which is very annoying as it's in the corner of your eye when using the laptop.

I'd rather this was the other way around, so it flashes when on and no connection which is a nice warning that you have perhaps lost the mobile signal, and when connected it is on permanently, or on permanently but flashes off as traffic is transferred.

Do Toshiba read these forums?



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I need a BIOS update for my PC.
So i move to your site at drivers cathegory.
Download "04/09/13 BIOS Update Toshiba OS independent 1.10-WIN World Wide "
And the archive is broken! Please reload a driver to your base.

Answer:Need BIOS update for Satellite L50-A PSKJNR

I found the same version on BIOS download page
Is this version that you need?
> And the archive is broken!
I don't think so. I?ve checked archive option for my old notebooks and everything is OK.

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Hi everybody,

help me!! I'm looking for driver for DOS Bios M70. Doesn't exist, only for windows and my laptop is dead.
Bad news, because only after 3 minuts shut down!!

So i've only one solution (boot cd with floppy).
So i need dos version of Bios


Answer:I need BIOS update for Satellite Pro M70 (PSM75E) but only for DOS

This version is not available on official support page so only chance to get it is to contact nearest Toshiba service and ask for help.
Sorry but I don?t see any other option to get traditional BIOS.

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I am trying to update my BIOS to version 2.00-WIN for Satellite Pro L40 PSL4BE.
My OS is Vista 64bit.

I have downloaded the file and executed the .exe however nothing happens.

I have also tried copying the files to a floppy disk and booting with a floppy, however, I get an error message advising to remove the disk from the drive on booting. Any help please?

Answer:Satellite Pro L40 - After I start the BIOS update nothing happens

First of all the BIOS update for Satellite Pro L40 is Windows based so it?s possible to update it in DOS mode.

Furthermore I have checked the Toshiba website and I can only find a BIOS for Windows XP and Windows Vista 32bit.
It seems that the BIOS update is not supported of Vista 64bit.

If you want to update it, you should change to Vista 32bit or XP. Then you can update the BIOS.
Don?t forget that version 2.00-WIN is for Vista 32bit and 5.50-WIN for XP.

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My laptop's been acting wonky so I downloaded the latest BIOS update, but when I opened it a little black window popped up for a brief second and then nothing happened.

I tried it multiple times, it did the same thing. I'm using Windows XP with SP3. I'd appreciate any help :(

Answer:BIOS update won't start on Satellite L40-14F

Which BIOS update you have now and which one you try to install?

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I've a Satellite a300-1mz PSAGCE and I've never update the Bios. It's Insyde bios 1.70 (11/24/2008)

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Should be last version, right?
If I decide for upgrading it, what are benefits??? It's really necessary or simply recommended?

Besides, if I'd upgrade hard drive with a new 500gb, it works properly with the bios 1.70 or new hard drive needs higher bios?
Finally, what hd you advice to me between this two samsung[HM500JI| cd=446&ppmi=1159#]* and *[HM500LI| cd=373&ppmi=1159#], and this wd,[wd5000bevt|] especially for low noise and temperature?

The current 250gb fj-simens is very noise and it become very hot with very low work....
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Answer:Satellite A300-1mz: Bios update yes or no?

> If I decide for upgrading it, what are benefits??? It's really necessary or simply recommended?
The BIOS update is advisable only if you have some issues with your notebook.
If your notebook is running properly then a BIOS update is not necessary!

> Besides, if I'd upgrade hard drive with a new 500gb, it works properly with the bios 1.70 or new hard drive needs higher bios?
The new HDD should be recognized by BIOS properly event it?s an older version.
It?s not easy to say what HDD is better.
Usually faster HDD with higher rpm can be louder and can develop more heat as an slower HDD.

But in most case it?s not matter how fast the HDD is? there shouldn?t be a temperature issue?

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