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Satellite Pro T2150-CDT - BIOS file nime during update

Question: Satellite Pro T2150-CDT - BIOS file nime during update

Have an old TOSHIBA T2150 CDT PA-1186U. BIOS version which computer posts during the boot process is "Toshiba Video BIOS v2.0". During the attempt of updating BIOS upgrading bios utilite request me to unput "BIOS file name". I inputed "B2150CDT.EXE" but bios utilite says "can not find BIOS file"

What BIOS file name I must input durin processing BIOS update program?

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Answer: Satellite Pro T2150-CDT - BIOS file nime during update

Hi flaneur,

To be honest I don?t understand what you mean exactly but maybe the information on Toshiba BIOS update page can help you a little bit:

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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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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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Dear all,

I have tried to download the newest BIOS update for the R830 model, but I end up with a corrupt zip file every time:

Anybody else has this problem?
Anyone who would be able to send me a working file by mail (throwaway (@)

Thank you very much!


Answer:BIOS update file corrupt Satellite R830


I could download and was able to unzip this BIOS package properly.

No error messages by now!

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From []
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07/11/11 BIOS Update Toshiba OS independent 2.70-WIN World Wide


results in
404 File not found

Message was edited by: MarkE

Answer:Satellite L755-144 BIOS update - 404 file not found

File now appears to be there. Fixedin <20 minutes. Hurrah.

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Hi there,
I have tried to update the bios from the support website .
But when i flash it, it says that "Rom file size is incorrect and does not update the Bios".

How can i sort this issue?

Answer:Satellite A200-1BW PSAECE: BIOS update: Rom file size is incorrect

First question:
Why you want to update the BIOS?

The BIOS update is not necessary if the notebook runs correctly!

But back to your problem.
Have found a solution and answer why the error message: Rom file size is incorrect? appears:

Check this:
+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.+

Good luck

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I have a P200-17C notebook, and downloaded the BIOS update from TEMPO alerts, however, when I try to run the installation programme I get a message stating that the ROM file is the incorrect size. Can anyone please help me?

Answer:BIOS update stops running on Satellite P200-17C - ROM file is incorrect


a little suggestion from me: go to [THIS|]
site and download the latest BIOS for your model type. The BIOS update should work and tempo should stop giving you a message that your BIOS is not up-to-date.


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When trying to install BIOS update I get error message: ROM file size incorrect. What can I do? Thanks.

Answer:Incorrect file size error message during BIOS update on Satellite M100


Today is your lucky day dude. Seems I found a solution :D
Pelase take a look into this forum thread:

The user JayJay has provided a link to the Toshiba document which helps to clear this issue.

This is the original document;

Please try it and post back if it was the key or not. Good luck

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Hi I am trying to update BIOS  F 64.Rev A, but getting error messege can't update system bios file due c:\SWSetup\SP77971\ROM.CAB missing please help me,,,,,,

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hello Community, first post and guess what: it is a problem Well, the topic should say it all, but for your reference: I downloaded the latest bios file from readme is at In the readme it states Spoiler (Highlight to read)[For Machine type: 3051, 3053, 3055, 0622, 0627, 0629 with BIOS ID 8Rxxxxxx](Upper two alphanumeric characters of BIOS ID are 8R)-----------------------------------------------------  Package  BIOS  (BIOS ID)   ECP   (ECP ID)      Rev.  Issue Date  -------  ----------------  ----------------    ----  ----------  1.17     1.17  (8RET54WW)  1.11  (8RHT23WW)    01    2012/11/15  1.16     1.16  (8RET53WW)  1.10  (8RHT22WW)    01    2012/04/12  1.15     1.15  (8RET52WW)  1.10  (8RHT22WW)    01    2011/11/25[For Machine type: 3051, 3053, 3055, 0622, 0627, 0629 with BIOS ID 8Rxxxxxx](Upper two alphanumeric characters of BIOS ID are 8R)-----------------------------------------------------  Package  BIOS  (BIOS ID)   ECP   (ECP ID)      Rev.&n... Read more

Answer:x121e ECP 1.11 update file .fl2 missing in bios update archive, still at 1.10 ECP after flash

Nobody know?

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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can you help me with a bios file for toshiba satellite 1100-z17 because i tried to update bios with satellite 1100-z1 and my laptop died!!
please help me!

Message was edited by: auras

Answer:Need BIOS file for Satellite 1100-z17

Hello auras

Sorry for this but you must be kidding!

You know that you have to use the right BIOS and right BIOS upgrade procedure, don?t you?

The wrong BIOS can damage the motherboard and I?m afraid this happened on your notebook. ;(

Maybe you?re a lucky man and the right BISO will bring the motherboard to the life but this is very questionable.

I think in such case only a technician can help you. Try to contact the ASP in your country.

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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

I don?t think you will find it anywhere. DOS version was available for old notebook models only.
Try to contact Toshiba service. They have access to Toshiba database and maybe they have obtain DOS version for you.

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Can give the reference to downloading BIOS for Satellite M100-150 for Windows XP, on an official site I can not download, the reference does not work.
I use the translator so that for translation quality I do not answer. :)

Answer:BIOS update for Satellite M100-150


You should check here if the Bios update is available for your model, otherwise I think there is no another source to download here.

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Sorry, guys that I replied him in Russian, just want him to assist in bios issue

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Hi all

I have been recently given a S3000-X11 laptop and am having a problem updating the bios so that i can get the graphics drivers working

I have downloaded the BIOS file from the support but the laptop just says that its the wrong version for this model!

can anyone help me out?

Answer:Satellite S3000-X11 BIOS update

Hi Taryn

Can you please tell me what the problem with the graphic card is? Which BIOS version is installed on your unit?

The latest BIOS update that you can find on Toshiba site is . Do you have problem with this one?

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Hi all, this is my first post!

I have downloaded an update for my BIOS but I dont have a clue as to how I install it.
Can anybody help me please???

My laptop is a P100-434

Thanks, Rich

Answer:How do I update BIOS at Satellite P100?

Before we start discussion about BIOS update can you tell us is there some reason for BIOS update?
Have you noticed some strange issues with your notebook?

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I hope someone can help please?

My Sat Pro L40 has been entering an endless BSOD loop and i think i have narrowed this down to a BIOS update i require.

I have downloaded the correct one for my model of laptop: PSL43E.

I have saved it to the desktop and extracted the files to a folder on the desktop.

The instructions on this site say to run the *.exe file

I can only see 2; one which is a small file winflash.exe.manifest and winflash (and has a chip icon next to it) looking in the properties of this file it says it is an .exe file so i have tried to run this.

The file pos up with the 'is this the right one warning' i click ok and about 15 secs later a box pops up looking for a file name and in the name box is written "Fill bios image file here".

I am at loss what to do next as i cannot seem to get the BIOS update to work correctly.

The laptop only opens in safe mode on a dormant user account that i have never used (it does not open in safe mode in my own user account, and re-enters the BSOD loop).


Answer:Satellite Pro L40 PSL43E: How to update the BIOS

Hi there,

I have downloaded the Bios package and found out that there is a file that is called "UpdateBIOS.bat"

You need to run this file and this starts your Bios Update.

Good luck to fix your problem :)

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Got the following Tempro message just now:
This TEMPRO alert is to inform you of a driver update for your specific laptop model. This is based on the release date of the original software.
This Bios Update adds increased functionality to your system

Zip download is for Version 2.70 and on checking the system I have version 2.30 installed on 23/03/2011 even though I only bought this laptop on the 18/04/2012

Presumably Tembro has identified some improvement that could be made by updating, but *I can't find what 'increased functionality' this update provides* and if I need it as I'm not aware of any problems. Everything is working perfectly.
Sorry to waffle on, but in short should I update or not?

Any advice appreciated,

Answer:Do I need to update BIOS on Satellite L750?

No. If everything work perfectly don?t change anything.
My advice for you is: remove tempro from the system and be happy. I have two years old P500 with original BIOS and original drivers (clean recovery image installation) and I still use it with original ?factory settings?. It works perfectly.

All updates you need are Windows updates (important updates) and antivirus application updates.

Not more than that.

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Hi all,

I have a Satellite A300/600 (PSAG4A-02600M), which I have just installed W7 x64 on (I did a clean install). I am upgrading the drivers as per the Toshiba website. I noticed there is a BIOS upgrade to version 1.8 - I am currently running version 1.5.

I have downloaded the update but when I try to run it I get the following message: "C:\Users\HELIF~1\AppData\Local\Temp\isc6632tmp\\i nsydeflash.exe could not be executed."

The PC is running fine at the moment, no major glitches - do I need V1.8? If so, how do I remedy this situation?

Other glitches so far in the upgrade process for me have been:

Every time I pressed the mute button W7 UAC popped up to ask me if I wanted to allow the Toshiba program to adjust a system setting. Fixed this issue by moving the ButtonSetting.ini file and making a registry change.

Loaded Windows Live Photo Gallery. When I inserted my XD card from my camera, W7 recognised it just fine, but WLPG could not see it. Therefore I am unable to import my photos off the card. Well, I can do it through W7 but WLPG gives you the options of fine tuning the import process which is what I'm after. Tried uninstalling/reinstalling WLPG after I'd installed all the drivers from Toshiba but it still won't recognise it. Still an issue.

Lastly, in relation to WLPG, I can't seem to download Image Composite Editor, whenever I try the link to the download (ftp or html), Firefox just displays a blank page with "waiting for ... Read more

Answer:BIOS Update for Satellite A300/600

No you don't need it. If your notebook runs well don't change anything.
I cannot say for sure but maybe this BIOS update runs under 32bit OS only.

I have European Satellite A300 and I still have original BIOS although I use Win7 and latest stuff for it.
My advice for you is: don't touch well running system.

Unfortunately with WLPG I cannot help you much. It is Microsoft stuff.

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Which the last version of bios with ati?

My laptop
M40-231 ( PSM40E) ati x600.

Michel Marinho

Answer:Need latest BIOS update for my Satellite M40


The Satellite M40-231 = PSM40E.
This number you should find at the bottom of the unit. Check the label.

For BIOS you should check this site:

I have checked it and it?s a BIOS v1.7

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I see that there is a bios update for the 1.6x bioses dated 01/03/04 and i have a bios version 1.6x dated 09/15/2001. What i would like to know is is what is the difference between the one that i have and the newer one, and if i should update my bois to the newer version?

Answer:Satellite 2800-500 BIOS update


I don?t know which OS is running on your unit but on the Toshiba website you can find the information that BIOS 1.6 from 18/12/01 is NOT designed for Windows XP.
The newest BIOS version 1.6x (01/03/04) is only for Win XP. In this case if you would like to upgrade your system to Win XP, you should update the BIOS to newest version.

Best regards

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got a L850-147 PSKDLE. Tempro soft want me to install a new bios.
Service station soft tells me there's nothing to update. (In the past, I have already update my bios with Service Station)

Who should I trust?

Answer:Satellite L850-147 - BIOS update but which way?

Generally speaking you can trust both preinstalled tools.
> In the past, I have already update my bios with Service Station
Does it mean you have already latest BIOS version? Have you checked on Toshiba BIOS download page if newer version is available -

Anyway, if the system runs well you don?t need to change anything.

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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 want bios driver toshiba Satellite c855-1EL
and thank you

Answer:Need BIOS update for Satellite C855-1EL

Latest BIOS version you can find and download from Toshiba BIOS download page -
Latest version is 6.80WIN.

Out of curiosity but why do you want to update BIOS on your machine. Have you noticed some serious issue?
Please don't understand me wrong but if everything works perfectly don't change anything.

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Hi, First of all, this is first post.

I have 2 satellite L50-A-160 with bios 1.1

Problem: seems to go to sleep after couple of minutes even while working on them (same with both)

So I found an update 1.9, downloaded and run on one of the laptops. the biosupdate tool found matching bios and did a run.
In middle of flashing it went to sleep. turned on and no boot. what can I do? Any recovery options? i guess the same will happen with the other too..

What is wrong with these computers?

besides; very poor battery, alway shows 0 percent availiable and not charging..
Do anyone have any solutions?

Best Regards
--still hoping--

Answer:Satellite L50-A-160 does not start after Bios update

Have you tried to change it in Power Options?

see screenshot and try to change the ones I have marked (it may refresh the settings, just change the values) and observe if this solved the problem.

and for the other laptop with no boot, a laptop sleeping while updating bios will surely mess it.

what I cant understand is why your laptop sleep at BIOS update, as far as I know sleep settings is only active while on windows(since this is controlled by windows)
it should not sleep while in BIOS even you leave it for 1year, sleep settings only activates after loading windows.

have you tried checking the temps of your laptops processor? maybe its overheating causing auto-off

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I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro U400 (PSU41E) running Windows 7 x64 and I have been trying to update the BIOS to version 4.70 for 4.00.

Every time I try to do so from Windows using WinPhlash that is bundled with the download from the Toshiba site it seems to freeze when trying to flash the new BIOS.
I have logged in as the local administrator, tried using other flash programs and even tried doing so from a USB flash disk with no luck.

Can someone please help me and explain how I can update the BIOS?

Answer:How to update BIOS on Satellite Pro U400?

Sounds like you need the Toshiba Value Added Package installed (specifically for U400 and Win7 64bit), or your Antivirus Software is blocking the update.

You can find the updated Win7 drivers here:

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Hi ppl
I have problem with bios update, my notebook is 1.30 bios ver. and ill try update to 1.60 ver. over windows update becauseI don?t have floppy disk for traditional update. But dont work 4 me. Plz help ? Im try to update on 1.20 ver., reading in BIOS manual, but nothing hapend.
Sry ppl for bad english :)

Answer:Satellite M30-404 BIOS update problem

Howdi wiz4rd,

I have also a satellite M30 and a few weeks ago I had updated my Laptop to the newest BIOS v1.6. I had no problems with the Update.

Where did you download your BIOS? and which Productcode has your machine? (PSM30E or another)

cya bob77

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I would like to update the bios from a Satellite A100-533 notebook. How could it may affect my notebook?

Answer:BIOS update on Satellite A100

Hello Andrei

Is there any specific reason why you want to do BIOS update? If your notebook runs well leave it as it is.

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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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Hi I cant seem to find how to do a Bios update on a Satellite P50--A09M, on my main home made PC you just put the bios file on a USB stick and update from inside the bios..

So how can I do this on this laptop.?


Answer:BIOS Update on Satellite P50-A09M

I presume you have notebook with part number PSPMHA-09M04S and want to install BIOS version 1.70 from

Toshiba uses WIN version. With other words you must download BIOS update, save it on desktop and start installation from there under running Windows OS.

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I just made an bios update on my Satellite L40-17Q and after a restart the entire system just crashed... now i can't do anything, not even the bios doesn't start... i have a Product Recovery cd, and the computer reads it but nothing more... can anyone help me?

Answer:Bios update crashed Satellite L40-17Q

In your case only the ASP will be able to help you!
Due to some reasons your BIOS update failed and the ROM module was not flashed correctly?

So ask your ASP for the help.

Good luck

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Was downloading new BIOS update and laptop powered down in the middle and when I reboot I have nothing on screen and the computer seems to do nothing.

What can I do to recover my software or to reset it?

Answer:Satellite died while BIOS update


I?m afraid you can do nothing?
Seems that the ROM module where the BIOS is stored, has not been flashed properly and this prevents the notebook from booting correctly.

You need help from a professional?
You should get in contact with an local ASP in your country and should ask for help.


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I own a Satellite P10 Part No PSP10C-07610. I try to update BIOS with the BIOS update (Windows Installation) Version 2 that I found on Toshiba Canada Drivers & downloads site. After executing exe. file (I believe on the very end of process) my laptop shut down and since will not boot the system up.

The Hard Drive does not show any activity. The same is by the screen (even with external monitor). The unit shows LED Power on, but nothing more.
Does anybody have any solution?

Answer:No activity after BIOS update on Satellite P10

Did you follow the BIOS guide lines recommended by Toshiba Canada at this site?

Your description sounds not very good.
I mean it sounds like the BIOS update procedure went wrong and only the ASP could helps to solve this issue.

Maybe you are a lucky man and only the BIOS must be flashed again.
So ask the authorized service provider in your country for a help!

Good luck

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I want to update the BIOS and have already downloaded and dezipped the file. This file I have copied onto a floppy. In the desciption they say I have to restart the computer and press a certain key( F12 or the key left to the space bar). But this didnot work. Does anyone know how to proceed?


Answer:Bios update Satellite 1730


on this model You don't need to press F12 or any other key. Just unpack the BIOS-packege to a blank floppy, reboot the machine and make sure it boots from the floppy. The BIOS upgrade will be done automatically.
Make sure that You have the AC-Adaptor connected!!

BR Tom

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does somebody know where I can download the "BIOS update" for the Satellite A10?
Please I really need it.
Thank you

Answer:Where can i find BIOS update for Satellite A10?

BIOS update for old Satellite A10 you can find on Toshiba support & download page under > Support & Downloads

Under ?Product type? choose option ARCHIVE and you will find it.
Latest update is version 1.30.

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Anybody know if I can upgrade the BIOS of my Satellite Pro u300 from a DOS boot disk, or of some other way of doing an upgrade without Windows? The downloaded utility seems to only run from Windows, which I don't use.

I've tried running a live Windows CD (BartPE and Ultimate boot CD) but it either doesn't boot or shows no graphics.

I'm having trouble with some hardware and hope that a BIOS update will help.


Answer:Satellite Pro U300 BIOS update from DOS

No, you cannot update the BIOS from DOS because Toshiba European driver page provides only the BIOS win version.

For an BIOS update from DOS you would need a special BIOS update which is not released on the page and only available for Toshiba technicians!

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I have an old Satellite 1800-314 and I want to a BIOS update. I've done a BIOS update on my Desktop but never on a Notebook. Is there anybody who could help me with a manual or something else?

Answer:BIOS Update on a Satellite 1800-314

Hi Antoni,

I have also a Sat 1800-314 and I could you explain how to update a BIOS.

The first step is to look up your current BIOS version (in the HWsetup or you look into to the BIOS, after turn on the power button, hold ESC and you will enter the BIOS), then next step, go to the Toshiba site, then click on Support & Downloads and go to Support Homepage and look if there is newer BIOS version available as yours and download it.

So the preparation is done and you have to extract the zip file containing the BIOS upgrade to a formatted 1.44 MB diskette. Ensure the PC is connected to the ac-adapter. Turn the PC off and on. Hold the key depending on the keyboard layout is to the right between the Alt Gr and INS keys depressed until a short beep is heard and the message "Ready for BIOS update. Place the BIOS update diskette in the drive and press any key when ready to proceed", will appear.

Place the diskette containing the BIOS upgrade in the floppy disk drive and press any key. FDD access will begin. When prompted by the message: "Please push the RESET switch (or turn AC power OFF/ON) to restart", remove the diskette and turn the system off and back on to restart the PC.

PAY ATTENTION: This BIOS-Info is only for a SATELLITE 1800-314!!!

I found this Information on the following site when you go to Support Homepage and click on Knowledge Base. There you can find... Read more

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Hi everybody. I have a C850-BMK. Now, I've upgraded my BIOS from 1.40 to 6.60, but EC is 1.60.
What is EC and what do you think about updating it (if it's possible, of course)?

Answer:Satellite C850: BIOS EC - what is it and how to update it if necessary?


First rule of the BIOS; don?t touch it unless you need it.
BIOS is an sensitive computer part and should not be touched if you don?t have serious problems.

Secondly: EC means (embedded controller). The firmware for the controller is part of BIOS and even if you will see an new BIOS version, this does not mean that the embedded controller firmware would be updated too.

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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....
I'd like to find an hd that not exceed 45 with over night editing video and long scan an... Read more

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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I recently got to install sucessfully Windows 7 on my M70-165 with all the drivers!!
I?ve installed a SSD Hard disk too and now the laptop works really really fine.

But now I would like update bios version. I?ve searched on this site and I find the update 5.30-WIN, but It seems that that is only valid for Windows Vista...

My questio is:
Can I install this version on my laptop?

I want to be very secure before install that because I do not want to spoil it now...

Can somebody help me?


Answer:BIOS update for Satellite M70-165 with Windows7

First of all thanks for your report about Win7 installation on this old Satellite notebook. I had it long time ago and I was very happy with it using WXP.
Until now on this forum nobody has reported about M70 and Win7 so there is no much info about that.
Fact is that this old piece of hardware is not supported for Win7 and if you have installed and configured it successfully don't change anything. Leave it as it is.

BIOS update is not important and will not help to make your notebook better as it is. Don't change BIOS at all.

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My bios udated yesterday
On the first try the system locked up with the very helpful message "do not disconnect or turn off the computer" I couldnt if I wanted as nothing was working. After an hour I took a chance and held down the power button until it turned off. I re-started the laptop and eventually the bios update message appeared again - this time it installed without any problems.
Does anyone know what issues/bugs have been fixed or if any new features introduced? Its just nice to know.

I am glad to see that the laptop still gets some support - even if we dont really know what it is!

It would be great to get a touchpad driver update that enabled the adjustment of touchpad sensitivity and disable the touchpad click - I prefer to use the two "mouse" clickers underneath the touchpad.

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Hello I want to ask if there any way to update EC Embedded Controller
My lap top Satellite C660-1TK (PSC1QE-01900GGE) use american megatrends bios

In last time flashing bios the EC part not make to update...
i'm currency have BIOS 1.50 version
EC 1,40

Have some problems computer not runnig well, turbo boost technology not working properly my video driver stop working, wifi card slow my PC speed, Synaptec touchpad stop-start working randomly
I try evrything Recovery win 7 not help now im using win 8 with lthe last drivers
and its still the same.......

OR Toshiba will update bios version for this model soon?

Answer:BIOS update for Satellite C660-1TK


> My lap top Satellite C660-1TK (PSC1QE-01900GGE) use american megatrends bios

This is Toshiba European notebook model and the latest available BIOS can be downloaded from Toshiba EU driver page.

The latest BIOS for this series is currently the BIOS 1.50-win
So your BIOS is already up to date.

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ok i have bouhgt a new 256mb ram, when attempted install it requested to update bios. i have located the correct bios update for it. when i try to update the bios it says that it can only be run in 98 and 2000, i have xp pro. i also tried to boot holding f12, it did nothing but boot up and beep at me alot.

how can i update the bios without installing a new os(specially when i cannnot reinstall pro due to no disk install or recovery)

plz help

Answer:Bios Update for Satellite 1625CDT with XP Pro


I have checked the Toshiba driver page and there is only one BIOS placed:
It's version 1.11 from 11/18/02.
Did you check the Toshiba BIOS upgrade document?
Please check it. You will find it under FAQ section on the support page.
There you will find the right procedure how to update the BIOS.
As far as I know it's a BIOS Upgrade Procedure 6.

But I don't know if the BIOS upgrade will help you to use a 256MB memory.
I have found some informations that this unit can handle only 32 MB, 64 MB, 128 MB memory modules and the max memory is 160 MB.
In this case you cannot use 256MB memory module

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