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Portege R30-A Bios Update change log (4.50-WIN (ECB1.40)

Question: Portege R30-A Bios Update change log (4.50-WIN (ECB1.40)

Good morning.

Can someone tell me where can i find the changelog for BIOS update 4.50-WIN(ECB1.40)?
Thank you.

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Answer: Portege R30-A Bios Update change log (4.50-WIN (ECB1.40)

Toshiba EU BIOS page does not provide any change log details.
But on Toshiba US driver page you can check such information.

The BIOS version seems to be the same:
Visit this page and click on BIOS (left column)
http://support.toshiba.com/support/d...ext=1200008975

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I need make cd-rom 1-st boot device.
There are no operating system installed on my hdd.

I could not change my BIOS.
I press and hold Esc button then F1.

After that i see Bios screen, but i can not change anything.
I can only escape without and with changes?
No items can bee changed?

Can anybody help me???

Answer:Re: Portege M400 - Cannot change anything in Bios

HI

You don?t need to change the booting device in BIOS.
You can also set it while notebook powering up.
Press F12 immediately after the notebook has been powered on
Then a boot menu should appear.
Here you have to choose ODD as booting device and should confirm with Enter.

That?s it

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Changing the BIOS setting for Portege S100 from JBOD to RAID0, I hit space on Exectute Creation and enter the string key in the manual and press "enter".
The settings then return to existing settings and not the new RAID0 setting I selected.

I have been at this most of the day / evening looking at various posts, but I can see nothing wrong with the details entered.

It is the same as recorded in this link:-
[How to Change the RAID configuration|http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB6901K60006R01.htm]

I am now at the end of my tether, I only wanted to install new WD HDD and do fresh install of XP Pro, is that too much to ask?

Answer:Portege S100: How to change the RAID in the BIOS

Did you enter "1234" as the confirmation code when you changed the RAID setting?

This code can be found in the users manual :)

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Hello

I was looking at the 1.60-WIN BIOS update available on the download pages since 25/03/08.

Anybody know what the update does?
The explanation on the download page just says: +"This Bios Update adds increased functionality to your system."+

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Portege R500 BIOS update 1.60-WIN

The change-log on the US site says:

Version 1.60 - 2008-03-19
* Added support for the Toshiba 128GB Solid State Drive (SSD).

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My current bios version is 1.6, the latest is 3.0
When trying to update the bios, I get an APPCRASH from INSTALL2.EXE
exception code c000005

I tried to run it in safe mode, but this doe not help

Thanks for help

Answer:Portege A600: cannot update to bios 3.0

Hi

The istall.exe should not crash and you should not update the BIOS in safe mode!
The Windows should be booted up and should run correctly!

Here is a Toshiba FAQ How to update BIOS:
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD9502M10000R01.htm

Possibly the error code is related to corrupt windows OS or to missing some necessary Toshiba tools.
Using Win XP the Common Modules should be installed.
Using Vista or Win 7 the VAP (value added packed) should be installed.

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hi,
i have a portege m200 and because it doesn't have any device on it (fdd,dvd) i want to be able to boot from an sd-card. For that I need the newest bios version v1.70win, but to intall it ,it requires the Common Module. I have instaled it (there was no error, at least) but when I retry to do the update , a"missing common module" message appears. So I'm a little bit confused. I suppose that the best think to do is to erase any previous version of common module,and reintall it, but I have no ideea how should I do it.
can anyone give me clue, or maybe i'm on the wrong path!?
thanks,
daniel

Answer:Portege M200 BIOS update

Hello Daniel

As far as I know it?s not necessary to install a Common Modules if you want to update the BIOS. Nevertheless normally you can find the Common Modules in ?Add and remove programs?. If you need a whole instruction ?how to make a BIOS update? you can find it on the Toshiba website.

http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com

Please go to ?Support & Downloads? then ?Knowledge Base?. There you can search for ?BIOS update?.

Bye

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Hi,

I have only linux (antergos) on my Portage Z30-B-100, Does anybody know of any way to flash update bios?
Thanks

Answer:Portege Z30-B-100 update bios from linux

Hi

On the Toshiba EU driver page you can find only the win-based BIOS update version.
This means that BIOS can be updated from running system only and you need to run Windows OS in order to start the BIOS update procedure. Linux isn't supported in this case...

Here you can find the How to doc about the BIOS update
forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?82280

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I have recently bought quite old notebook of Toshiba Portege R111 Series. There was Dynabook SS 2120 DS11L/2. Can anybody help me to find BIOS update file for it? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Portege R111 BIOS update

Do you have really the Prot?g? R111?

For me is known only the Portege R100?
What the model number is it?


As far as I know Dynabook series has been released for Japan market only?
So possibly the drivers could be found on some Japanese sites?

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Folks,

I have been wrestling with this device for a while now and I seem to be progressively making the situation worse.

My current issue is that I can no longer access the BIOS after changing a setting in the BIOS that related to USB emulation (or something like that). I was in the process of trying to make the device boot from a USB and pretty much twiddling with every setting to see what would work.

This one didn't. And now the device no longer responds to F2. It's like it is ignoring the keyboard. Doh!

Is there some way to roll back or re-flash the BIOS? Or another way to access it? I tried an external keyboard, to no avail.

How did I get here?

Well ... I was given this device to put back to factory condition and I could not find an obvious option that would do this, other than the Toshiba Maintenance Utility which looked hopeful. It offered to erase the partition (which at the time seemed fair enough) - BUT THAT"S all it did - so the machine just repeatedly boots, displays "Please insert system disk" and then reboots.

OK, I'm an idiot - but it does seem silly for Toshiba to offer an option that instantly bricks the machine?

Anyway, I've moved on from that problem to one that is significantly more dire. Not being able to access the BIOS means I don't have any options - unless one of you wonderful people can help me discover one.

Help

I have since discovered that the next setting I was going to adjust - the Secure Boot setting - may have solved... Read more

Answer:Portege - Can't access BIOS after update

Which notebook model do you have and which operating system do you use?

If you use Win8.1 you have access to some BIOS settings using settings in system settings. Check it out please.

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I tried to Update the BIOS at my M700-110 PPM70E-02302DEN from 1.60 up to 1.80 (P005Bv180.exe).

However it fails with the error " BIOS Update is not supported OS. Unsupported OS or service pack installed."

Within the "more information" I could read "OS independent".
Is the Windows 7 Home Premium with Service Pack 1 not supported?

What's the matter?
Which BIOS is the right one for my system?

Please help me!
THanks a lot.

Answer:BIOS Update not possible for Portege M700

Hi

It seems that Vista OS was preinstalled on this notebook.
This means that you have installed the Win 7 system at your own hand.

The point is that BIOS update requires some essential Toshiba tools.
For example the Value Added Package is important software and should be preinstalled on the notebook.

Is VAP installed?
If not install the VAP before trying to update the BIOS.

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Hi I was wondering can this machine update it's BIOS without the use of an external FDD........I do not have one......buying one is more costly than a USB FDD..........Or is there a way to flash the bios with a use of an application executed in windows ?

Appreciate to those who can help ............

Answer:Bios update on Portege 3110Ct

Hi

Check this http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=2953

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What does the BIOS update for Portege Z830 (PT224 / PT225 / PT22L), version 1.80 do?

The description just says +"This BIOS Update adds increased functionality to your system."+, and I haven't been able to find anything more on Toshiba's website. The update was released 2013-05-24.

Answer:Portege Z810 and BIOS update 1.80

I presume European Portege Z810 must be similar to US Z830/Z835 (PT224x/PT225x) so I?ve checked US support page for BIOS update and here is info about BIOS updates:

+Version 1.80 - 2013-04-25+
+Optimized a BIOS setting to improve hibernation resume reliability.+

+Version 1.70 - 2012-09-12+
+Implemented the Intel specification to improve stability - updated MEBX to 7.0.0.0063.+
+EC/KBC V1.30: Improved standby stability.+
+EC/KBC V1.30: Modified the power supply error detection method.+

+Version 1.50 - 2012-02-13+
+Added a boot LOGO sequence for ZAT (GPS) models.+
+Improved: Control of TPM on Intel TXT enabled systems.+
+Implemented a fix for an issue where the BIOS password cannot be entered when configured as follows: 1. Wired USB keyboard is connected to the port replicator. Wireless USB mouse is connected to a computer USB port. 3. Computer is docked to the port replicator.+
+Implemented a fix for an issue where the BIOS password can't be entered with some USB keyboards.+

+Version 1.40 - 2011-11-15+
+Improved: Control of the TPM on Intel TXT enabled systems.+

+Version 1.30 - 2011-10-27+
+Initial production BIOS for these models.+

I hope this will help you.

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Hi there,
When I look for an update to the BIOS in my M400 at the Nordics version of Toshibas homepage http://nordic.computers.toshiba-europe.com - here is what I find;
On the nordics toshiba website they have the 1.50 version available for download, while the US version website I can download the newer 1.60 version. As my M400 is a Danish version I am a little unsure as to if it's ok to update my BIOS to v1.60 now that the nordics toshiba website don't have that BIOS version available.

Any thoughts and views about going ahead and installing the version 1.60 on my DK-version M400 is very welcomed.

Cheers

Answer:Portege M400 - BIOS update to 1.60

Hi

Please don?t compare European and US notebooks models and don?t make update mix. If you have European notebook please use just the stuff available on Toshiba Europe download page.

If you don?t have problems with your unit and if operating system runs stabile, don?t do anything. It is just my advice.

Have a nice day!

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Hello,

I'm trying to update the BIOS of my R700 computers with a command line on Windows 7 (x86 french edition).
The BIOS version I'm trying to use is P007Bv170_EC73V140.

I have downloaded the bios-20101112151130.zip from Toshiba official website. In the zip file, there is no instruction (no Readme.txt or other help files ...).

Is there a way to silently upgrade the BIOS ?
Thank you for your help,

Vincent

Answer:Portege R700 - How to update the BIOS?

Hey,

You have to start the exe file that you can find in zip-archive that you downloaded. After this the BIOS update will start.

But before you do this update, unzip all files and close all running programs. Make also sure that you are logged in as Administrator.

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Hi,

i recently purchased two used portege 3490 CT Notebooks, both with BIOS version 1.60. I tried to upgrade to Version 1.90 with a USB-Floppy, but it wont accept the floppies. Theres no floppy access when i press a key after the bios update message.

Also booting from this USB floppy wont work. Is this a problem related to this specific USB floppy drive (it's a NEC)? Are there any other procedures to update the BIOS?

thanks!
thomas

Answer:BIOS Update on a Portege 3490

Hello Thomas

I am not sure but I assume that your unit has no USB legacy support and, as far as I know, you can do it using original Toshiba FDD. Check please your BIOS settings.

I am pretty sure that you will not be able to make BIOS update using your FDD.

Bye

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Has anyone tried this new update ?
I was put off by the wording on the disclaimer.
It seems that in order to cut down on constant fan use the price to pay will be a hotter computer.
Is that going to affect the computer life time ?
Also, as it is a "stand alone" update, is it possible to undo the changes and revert to a previous version if necessary ?
Finally, is the increased heat on the base of the unit going to make it uncomfortable to work with as a tablet ?
Thanks for feed back.

Answer:Portege M400. BIOS update V 1.8

Hi

Yes I have updated my m400 to version 1.8 and No it does not run that hot im currently suing speed fan to monitor the temp and its stable at 38 degrees - with BIOS set to cooling - battery optimised, its very quite now! thats what i wanted as the fan for me was just to loud for such a small laptop. I went from 1.4 straight to 1.8 didnt do 1.7.
I still find however the power saver dosent do much in terms of the fan speed, but at least we know there was an issue and they have identified it in the BIOS release.
HTH
Akbar

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Hi,
I recently bought a Portege R700 19M and I have downloaded the latest version of the BIOS available in the Toshiba support page and when I run the .exe file, it doesn't work with this message: "The computer is not supported"
And, when I have a look in the HWSetup Toshiba tool, it doesn't display the BIOS version but some weird character (not usual letters) so I can't know which version is installed.
thank you for your help

Answer:Portege R700 - Can't update the BIOS

Hi buddy,

Do you update the BIOS on preinstalled Windows version from Toshiba?
Are you logged in as Administrator when you try the update?

To be honest I doubt it?s a problem of released BIOS update because I found other threads where users report that BIOS update was successful.

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what is the BIOS EC?

in my BIOS it states BIOS version of 2.10 and EC version 1.40

on toshiba website latest revision is BIOS v2.10 and EC 1.50 as same flash update download. but as the BIOS is already upto date i want to know if trying to flash for the EC from 1.40 to 1.50 would be worth it?

cheers

Ben

n.b. presume the latest R700 BIOS is v2.10 as stated on the website? is there anywhere else i can check?

Answer:Portege R700 - BIOS EC update from 1.40 to 1.50

I believe the EC is an important function so I would update the EC to ensure the notebook is running optimally.

I don't know what was changed but you can usually find this information on the Toshiba America website in the support/downloads section/

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Hi,
where do I get Bios updates and drivers for my Portege R111 (dynabook ss s9/210lnkw) from?
This is very important.

thanks a lot
Laurid

Answer:Need BIOS update for Portege R111

Hi,

In which country was the laptop originally purchased from, if you don't mind me asking?

Regards,
Nukey

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Hello.

I have a Portege Z835, with a battery problem: don't charge. The battery indicator says "3% connected and charging" but it don't charging the battery.

Some forums says that the solution is updating the Bios. I have a Bios update v.1.60 ready for install. When I try to install, we get the message "the battery power is not enough".

My power cord is always connected. If I disconnect the power cord, laptop is off.

Please, what can I do?

Thanks.


GB.

Answer:Portege Z835 - need help with BIOS update

To be honest I don?t think it is BIOS related issue. As far as I know battery should be charged even if the notebook is OFF so why BIOS update if battery cannot be charged at all.

For me it sounds like hardware related issue.

How old is your Portege?
Is warranty still valid?

Maybe you should contact Toshiba service and ask for help or even their opinion.

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I've been looking on the Toshiba Site for BIOS updates for a Portege 3440CT, but can't find anything for the older models. Are they still available? Also the BIOS on the laptop at the moment is 1.50, acan anyone tell me what the most recent version is?

Thanks

Neil

Answer:Need BIOS update for Portege 3440CT

All BIOS updates, drivers, tools and utilities for older notebook models you can find under ARCHIVE.
For your Portege there you can find BIOS version 1.60.

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Hi All!

I would like to update the bios of my Portege R100, i've downloaded this trought this site:

http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/download_bios.jsp?service=EU

unzipped and started install2.exe but i receaved this error:

"*[Error] BIOS Upgrade is failure. BIOS is not able upgraded on this configuration*"

Windows xp sp2
No external installed devices

Someone can help me?

thanks

Answer:Bios update Portege R100

Hi,

You can download another version of the same bios-update here :

http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/su/su_sc_dtlViewDL.jsp?soid=1153942&moid=385411&rpn=P PR10U

This file contains more information about performing the update, see the readme-file
you can either do a direct update within XP or make a bootable diskette or a bootable CD

If the "direct update" within XP won't work, you will need at least an USB-fdd-drive, most of them are recognized easily by the bios ( hold F12 during start-up and choose fdd )

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Hi,

I have a Toshiba Portege Z30-A
Maybe someone was able to perform the upgrade bios in windows 7 64 bit?

Answer:Re: Portege Z30-A - Bios update 3.80-WIN using Win 7 64bit

I upgraded to 3.70 EC 1.4 as soon as I got hands on my Z30t-A and when I noticed the 3.80 was available I downloaded the zip file. None of the 15 files has started the upgrade process.

I run Windows 8.1, but the BIOS upgrade should function the same as for WIN 7.
Toshiba must have forgotten to add a setup.exe or something.

I haven't seen a release note, but I'm a big fan of fresh software.

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Hi!

I have a Portege 3440CT with bios version 1.50.

This version does not support large HDD so I thought I'd update the BIOS. (don't know if version 1.60 does either, does anyone know?)

When I try to run the bios-update-program on win2000, it says "Initial error", anyone know what's causing this?

BIOS is downloaded from Toshibas website.

I have no floppy or CD-rom available.
Have tried the updater on win98, and also in DOS and it says "this utility not available on v86 mode!"

Is there any way to place the BIOS file on a small hard drive, and boot from that?

Ideas, anyone?

Answer:Bios update on Portege 3440CT.

Sorry CyB but I really do not understand you. If you check Toshiba support page you will find two BIOS updates. Both of them must be done using FDD. So now I am asking myself why you try to do it under running operating system. Sorry but it is really ridiculous.

Toshiba provide two different BIOS updates. One is TRAD (must be done with FDD) and WIN (can be done under running WXP or now Vista). For old notebook models there is no WIN version.

Is there any way to place the BIOS file on a small hard drive, and boot from that?

As far as I know something like this is not possible and you can check eBay and obtain FDD. You can get it for few bucks. It is really not expensive.

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Good day, I have two questions about Portege 3410.

The first one: I cannot update BIOS (there is 1.50 in use, I want to update to 1.60). The instruction does not work: I connect Teac USB-drive on USB-port, switch USB-FDD emulation to Enable, switch notebook On with F12 pressed, the message "Ready to update BIOS..." appears, I presed key, but nothing happend. What's wrong?

The second one: I cannot install Windows XP on to notebook (it does not boot neither FDD-USB, nor External DVD-USB).
How can I install Windows?

Thank you.
Mikhail

Answer:Portege 3410 - How to update BIOS and install XP?

Hi

Just one question: Why do you want to update the BIOS? Is it really necessary?
I ask this because this update is always a little bit risky and you could damage the ROM module.
Anyway, have you tried to load default settings in BIOS before you start the update and install XP?

You can install XP without CD. Therefore you must copy the i386 folder on the HDD from another computer and some booting files for HDD? I think you should search a little bit with Google to find workaround for this. You should find enough! ;)

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I have a Port?g? R700-172 - PT311E-03201KGR
It's a WIN 7 64-bit Machine.

Current BIOS 1.70
Current EC-Version: 1.40

For this machine, a BIOS and EC update is out there.
So I downloaded the "BIOS220_EC160.exe" update and tried to process.

The first message during the update process is: "There is need to update BIOS and EC".
When I continue with "Execute the update", I receive the error message:
"Error: Preparing to update was failed
Given image file is not compatible with this cimputer"

There are no changes in the hardware of the machine. The only problem I see is that we are using McAfee Endpoint Encryption (V6.0.2.6) which might have some influence on updating the BIOS.

But I'm not sure.
Does anybody have an ides?

Answer:Portege R700 - BIOS-Update 2.20-WIN is not working

Hi

Is BIOS update important for you?
Do you have problems with notebook?

I?ve got three years old notebook and BIOS has not been updated?

However, as far as I know the VAP (value added package) needs to be up to date to get BIOS updated?. Also the firewalls and other security and antivirus software preinstalled on the system should be disabled before trying to update the BIOS.

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Hi there,

My Portege A600-13Y BIOS is version 1.50:

- should I upgrade to 2.00WIN?
- I found this source for the biso upgrade 2.0 but there is no indication that this file is authentic TOSHIBA bios.
No checksums, no ssl certificate, nothing. Is it possible to get it in a secured / authenticated way?

Thanx for answers,
Schneiderlein

Answer:Re: Portege A600-13Y: BIOS update 1.50 to 2.00-WIN - How risky it is?

Hi

First of all you should use and download the BIOS files only from Toshiba website.
The Portege A600-13Y PPA61E is a Toshiba European notebook model and all the drivers and BIOS can be found on the Toshiba driver page.

I don?t know why you ask for the checksums or ssl certificate? the Toshiba websites are safe?
but everyone who needs the drivers or BIOS can download it?

You should only ensure that you have chosen the right notebook model and that you have downloaded the right BIOS!

But why you want to update the BIOS?
If your notebook is running troublefree then a BIOS update is not important? I follow always this advice; never change a running system.

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Greetings all,

Portege R830-138 Current BIOS 3.7

I am unable to update the BIOS to either 3.8 or the latest 3.9 version. Error: This Computer Is Not Supported.

VAP is installed and modules are working. A previous forum post suggested that it may be related to the recent Intel Management Interface firmware update which I had applied and am unable to uninstall or rollback.

Any suggestions?

THKS!

Answer:Portege R830 - BIOS 3.9 Update Error

Hi

A friend of mine has updated the BIOS from 3.7 to 3.9 without any big problems.
It could be possible that you cannot update the BIOS because of the missing or disabled TVALZ services.

Go to Control panel -> Administrative Tools icon and click services.

Here you can check if the TVALZ service is available ? if its available, enable it and then try to update the BIOS.

If this will not work, you will need to recover the notebook using Recovery HDD or Recovery disk? The BIOS update should functions using the Toshiba factory settings

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Hello,

I want to update the bios of my Portege R500 to the 1.6 version. It's a windows-update BIOS and when I launch it under Windows 7, I get the message:
[Error] BIOS Update is not supported OS. Unsupported OS or service pack is installed.

I have to reinstall XP in order to update the Bios? File name is P0058v160.exe. Does anyone know if BIOS update works in Virtualisation mode? I would install Sunbox VM, install XP and run the BIOS update. But will it work?

Does anyone has an idea?

Regards,

Roro

Answer:Re: Portege R500 - How to update BIOS on Windows 7?

Hi Roro,

Yes you have to install Windows XP to update the BIOS but my question is: Is this update necessary or just for fun? BIOS update is always a little bit risky and should only be done to solve problems. If your computer runs properly I wouldn?t make this update.

I don?t know if this update is possible on Virtual XP but I wouldn?t try it. If the update fails you need a new ROM module or mainboard. I think the BIOS update isn?t designed for Virtualization mode?

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HI, I have Portege M700 - 116 with Vista Ultimate SP1. And I download a fresh BIOS (P005Bv160.exe) from [http://ru.computers.toshiba-europe.com/] version 1.60-WIN date 10/10/08. When I try to install it I have an error window said:

Unsupported product type is installed.
BIOS Package BIOS version: Ver.1.60
Current BIOS version: Ver.1.50

So my question is... WHATS WRONG?? What a product type? This BIOS update is OS independent and language independent (world wide), so i think many people with M700 will have the same problem. Is it some problems with previous version of BIOS? which I downloaded from the same site month ago. I dont understand, the BIOS installer for Windows was made to make the process easy, but it does not even work...

Answer:Portege M700 - 116 BIOS Update Error

Hi

I see you are using the Vista Ultimate.
I doubt this is an original preinstalled Vista version.

The error message: Unsupported product type is installed says that the product (software OS) which is preinstalled is not supported by BIOS. I think the error is related to the preinstalled Vista Ultimate. Possibly the BIOS cannot be updated running Vista Ultimate.

SO it would be very interesting to know if you can update the BIOS running Toshiba preinstalled OS.
Should check this!

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Just got my Z830 Portege and am folloing the Toshiba update recommendations. The Bios update to v1.7 fails though with a 'computer not supported' message...

Any ideas? Thx, urhs

Answer:Portege Z830 - BIOS update fails

I cannot say anything about this issue but if your notebook works well don?t change anything.
Out of curiosity but do you use original preinstalled OS that you got with your Portege?

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Dear all i i', trying to update Bios from 2.6 to 3.0 but the software update gives the error:this computer is not supported" Strange because i download the software from toshiba.

Can someone help

HRA

Answer:Portege R830-10R - Bios Update problems

Hi

Did you unzip the BIOS package correctly?
Did you install the VAP for Win 7?

The VAP is needed and I noticed that BIOS update issue can appear if something is wrong with the installed VAP. Maybe you should update/reinstall the VAP.

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Is somebody out there have the proper procedure to update the bios of a Portege 7200CT without the docking station.

Toshiba has posted a procedure in its bulletin but it does not explain how to do the update without the docking station. As everybody knows that the Portege 7200CT has its floppy drive on the docking station and if we follow the Toshiba updating procedure we have to undock the laptop, so how can we proceed with the update if the update software calls for a floppy drive that is on default to drive A:

Hope somebody out there have something to share!!!

Answer:Bios Update Procedure for Portege 7200CT

Hi

I looked on Toshiba site and there is no BIOS update for your notebook. Do you have some problems with your Portege?

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Had a go at installing this, and all is fine apart from installing the Value Added Package - the main thing I want to get working is the function keys for screen brightness and connecting a TV.

I understand that upgrading the BIOS can help getting the VAP installed ( I get the ID ERR NOTINSTALLTVALZ message), I know that Toshiba are not directly supporting the A100 for Vista but is there a BIOS I can install that will work? I'm thinking there might be a similar machine that works in Vista or maybe just an A100 BIOS that will suffice?

Many thanks!

Answer:Vista on Portege A100 - Can I update the BIOS?

Hi

May I ask where did you found the Vista Value Added Package for Portege A100?
I didn?t find this Value Added Package on the Toshiba Europe site.

There are only 3 files for Vista. One of the files is BIOS v1.60-WIN which seems to be OS-independent.

Regarding the BIOS;
You should know that the BIOS update is always risky.
If you will use wrong BIOS version or wrong BIOS update procedure you can damage the motherboard!!!
?and as you probably know the motherboard is one of the expensive notebook parts!!!
It?s not worth to trying something which can damage the notebook. You know?

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Hi, I have a Portege M100 and I am trying to update my BIOS from version 1.40 to 1.50 using the windows update utility.
But when it gets to the screen where it says preparing to update BIOS, up pops a message saying user is not authorised to update BIOS?

There is only 1 user account on the pc and it has admin privaleges, using WinXP sp2.

Any help would be apreciated.
Jason

Answer:User not authorised to update BIOS - Portege M100

Hi

How did you try to upgrade the BIOS? From the Windows or did you use the traditional procedure?
According to this document you should use the traditional BIOS upgrade procedure.
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/faq.jsp?z=234&service=EU&from=faq_selection&CFID=B IOS&FID=TRO0000000b07

But why you want to upgrade the BIOS?
Did you have some serious problems which the BIOS upgrade can solve?
Please note that you should upgrade the BIOS only if you have serious problems and if you know that the BIOS upgrade will solve the problems.

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I'm having problems with my R500, so thought I would update the BIOS.

I am directed to download bios-200803250781.zip

This contains the file P0058v160.exe

Starting that process leads to:

"install2 has encountered a problem and needs to close"

Do these BIOSes have to be installed incrementally? My r500 is an early one and currently running v1.00.


BBuild

Answer:Re: Portege R500 - Bios update installer crashes

Hi

If you want to update the BIOS then you have to download the BIOS package and have to unzip it firstly.
Then execute the exe stored in the folder.

I?m not sure why the error message appears but please ensure that the Common Modules are installed on your system.

If the error will still persists then this could be a problem with the installed Windows OS and not with the BIOS software.

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my PORT?G? Z930-118 failover and wont start after i upgrading in middle of upgrade i remove power and press shutdown bottom after that i see the power and wireless but screen still black ?

Any help please

Answer:Portege Z930-118 wont start after BIOS update

Hmmmm.... BIOS upgrade interruption has screwed up BIOS and that?s the reason why your notebook doesn't start properly. BIOS is damaged now.
In such case you need professional help by authorized Toshiba service provider.

On this forum you can find many threads about similar problems. Some people have tried to fix this alone and if you are interested to read how one other forum user has fixed it check please this thread.

Ayway, you can contact nearest Toshiba service, explain the situation and ask for help.

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Hi there.

I manage an IT company, and some of our equipments are portege z930.

We use Linux as the main OS, and in order to use all HDD space, we've erased Windows partition.

How can I update BIOS from a Linux operative system? I asked in an official technichal support company, and they told me they use an special linux live CD handled by Toshiba.

I don't know if I can get this live cd somehow. If not, I'd like to know how to update our Bios without having to reinstall Windows OS.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Portege Z930: How to update BIOS having LINUX/UNIX OS

As far as I know on BIOS download page Toshiba offers Windows version only. Generally speaking Linux is not supported at all.
Try to contact nearest Toshiba service provider and ask for help. Maybe they can obtain such special CD.

By the way: why you didn?t prepared machine (BIOS update) before you have started to install Linux?

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Hi,

how can I update my BIOS when using Ubuntu Linux?

The reason why I'd like to update my BIOS is that on the one hand Ubuntu
writes an error message during boot-up and recommends to upgrade it and on
the other hand I'm afraid that there is maybe a temperature problem, at least the
notebook becomes slower after working for a while.

The notebook operating temperature usually is between 45-64 degrees.
The fan turns on at 62 degrees and turns off at 52 degrees.

Temperature seems to be pretty normal I would say but I think its not normal that the
notebook becomes slower when operating above 50 degrees.

I already opened it, it seems to be all right with the cooling unit, no dirt e.g...

Maybe I just persuade myself I and the performance is completely normal for a PIII with
866MHz??

Thank you

Answer:Portege 2010 BIOS update / operating temperature

Dear Julio

I presume you know that Linux is not supported OS and designed BIOS update is created to be performed in running Windows OS. This nice Portege is known to me and I know very well that it is not the fastest notebook and it is designed for business purposes like working with Office, e-mail communication and every other everyday activity.

Because of that answer to your latest question can be: yes you persuade yourself.

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The new BIOS release (1.8) for Portege M400 solves the problem of fan noise. The readme.txt explains that the temperature will be increased only in three degrees. Very important patch, very recommended for M400 users.

Now i can use my tablet in my business meetings without having to give explanations to the clients of the noise of the ventilator.


Greetings.

Answer:BIOS update has solved fan noise of Portege M400

Hi,

good to hear that Toshiba has done something against this annoying thing. Thanks.

Bye

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I have a Portege R500 model PPR50E with Vista Business pre-installed. I am wanting to move to Windows 7 and so, as a first step I want to update the BIOS from 1.5 to 1.6. I obtained the correct file from Toshiba (bios-20080325071859 containing P0058v160.exe), but when I try to run the application it fails with "This computer is not supported".
I have checked several times that I downloaded the file for the R500....

Can anyone help?

Answer:Cannot make BIOS update for Portege R500 (PPR50E)

Hi

That?s strange.
Did you change something on you installed Vista?

In different cases the BIOS cannot be updated because some essential tools like common modules for Win XP has not been installed.
If you are using vista you don?t need Common Modules but I recommend reinstalling VAP.
Then you should try to run BIOS update again.

Otherwise use the recovery disk and set the notebook back to factory settings.
After the notebook has been set to the same state like at the first day of purchase, you could run BIOS update.

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Hi,

I recently picked up a Portege M200 and installed (via PXE - network install) Windows 7 on it. I would like to upgrade the BIOS as it's still at the original BIOS (1.1). I downloaded and extracted the pkg and tried to install via Windows but it says my OS isn't supported. I don't have an external CD drive or FDD - how can I update the BIOS? I tried to put it on a USB drive but there doesn't seem to be an option to boot from USB.

Thanks!
Jerry

Answer:Portege M200 BIOS update running Windows 7?

Ok, I'm thinking I could use an SD card but I see it's not recognized by Windows 7 and when I put in a card, nothing happens...

Anyone know where I can find a driver for it? I do see there are 2 devices not recognized - one "Base System Device" and one "Unknown Device"...

And I see it doesn't recognize the video card either - just uses Standard VGA Graphics Adapter which seems to work fine...

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Hi.
I'm trying to update the BIOS on my newly bought but secondhand Portege R100.
I installed the Common Modules driver after it didn't work the first time but now when the BIOS update starts I get an error window pop up saying "user is not authorized to update BIOS". Where do I change that?

I'm not particularly computer savvy so please be gentle with me.

Jim

Answer:Portege R100: BIOS update - user not authorized

Hello Jim

Is there any special reason for you to make BIOS update? Have you made clean OS installation?

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Hello

I have an old M800-106 (model PPM81E-00K00JEN). It is good condition and has been reliable, and I don't want to scrap it. Unfortunately the Windows based BIOS update from Toshiba's website froze during it's operation, and now the laptop won't restart.

The cost of sending it to an authorised service provider to repair is significantly more than the cost of replacing the laptop, and I'd be charged even if they didn't fix it. I'm not saying it's expensive - if someone has skills and does some work they should be paid for it, but it's not what I want to spend money on for this laptop.

Environmentally it'd bad to just chuck the laptop away/take to the recycling centre.

I could strip the motherboard out and send that away to have the BIOS chip replaced or reprogrammed, but that would be time consuming and risk me damaging it.

I would like to attempt to flash the BIOS chip, using the crisis Phoenix tools that are available online, but so far haven't found a *.rom or *.wph file to use.

Where can I get the BIOS file - to be honest any version that suits this laptop would do, it doesn't need to be the most recent one.

Any helpful advice gratefully received.

Matthew

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Hhi

please help me with my portege M400, I installed a new localized version of Windows XP , then I started to download the drivers from Toshiba website, and the first thing I did is installing the new BIOS update. I don't know which version was it. Then it asked me for restart, after I did the restart the device doesn't boot anymore, and I can see only a blinking orange LED, :(

Please how can I reset my old BIOS? Is it the end of my Toshiba?
I'm now in a forign country and there are noToshiba service center near to me

Please is there anyway to help me

Answer:Portege M400 - doesn't start after a BIOS update

Hi!

I think in this case you must go to an ASP. I don?t see another solution for this problem because I think the ROM module must be reflashed or the completely mainboard must be replaced.

On the Toshiba website you can search for the nearest ASP:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com => Support & Downloads => Find an authorized service provider

And if you don?t find an ASP in your country just contact an ASP in another country. I?m sure that they will try to help you.

Bye

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Hello Forum,

i have exactly the same problem as described here, 2 years ago:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=65519

I need to update my BIOS, but i cant because the BIOS Updater tells me that Intel-TXT is enabled.
Unfortunatelly i cant disable it in my bios. Its just not selectable. The "cursor" just jumps over it.
I can only "Hide" it which doesnt help.
I have the same for the VT-d and VT-x setting in the BIOS. This is not selectable or changeable as well.

TPM isnt enabled though...
I installed the infineon suite and it tells me that i need to enable TPM in bios to use it. :-(

I have an very old Bios Version 3.1 and i read in the changelog that in V3.4 and 3.5 there were many TPM related changes....

Anyway....
Back then, a user named Paolo30 uploaded a file P007Dv360A_EC77V140.zip to 2shared.com which fixed this.
Unfortunatelly this file was deleted on 2shared.com

can someone please provide that file (or a later bios update) which fixes this?
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Need Portege R830 BIOS Update without Intel-TXT Check

Port?g? R830-10P belongs to the PT321 series so you need BIOS released for Port?g? R830 PT321

You can download such older BIOS versions from different Toshiba driver pages.
For example: http://www.toshiba-asia.com/sg/support/drivers

On this Toshiba Asia page I could find all BIOS for this Portege model.

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Hi

I've upgraded my M400 to Vista.

Now I'm installing all the Tosh Vista drivers. According to the instructions, the first thing to do is to update the bios.

So, I download the bios (v3.60) from the site and run the .exe, but it tells me I need the common modules.

The only common modules I can find on the Tosh site are for XP.

Can anyone help?

Thanks

Steve

Answer:Portege M400: Cannot update the BIOS after Vista installation

Probably you have to update the BIOS before you will install the Vista on the notebook.
Then you could install the Vista again.

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Hi to all.

Pls. help...

I have tried to upgrade my bios to new version but I cant.

I just download bios update from toshiba site for portage r600 for my model no. (bios update 1.80-win), I unpack zip, execute exe file, but error popup came up:

TOSHIBA BIOS Package Ver.3.2.9
Unsupported product type is installed.
BIOS Package BIOS Version : Ver.1.80
Current BIOS Version : Ver.1.40

So my question is what I`m doing wrong? I`m trying to upgrade my bios from windows.

my windows version is: windows server 2008 enterprise x64 SP1 (dont ask why i simply must run server 2008)



THanks.

Answer:Portege R600 - Cannot update BIOS using Win server 2008

Hi

Your windows OS seems not to be the Windows which has been preinstalled on your Portege?
You cannot update the BIOS using this windows server 2008 enterprise x64?

You will have to switch to the system which was preinstalled by Toshiba?

Bye

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Hello,

I have Protege R600 (accordint to the sticker and to the serial number, it's Portege R600-102, Part Number: PPR61E-00600CEN and I'm unable to upgrade BIOS from its current version (1.6) to the newest one available on support & download site.

Namely, according to my criteria websipe presents 3.00-WIN version, which contans zipped executable called P006Bv300.exe; when launched it displays 'This computer is not supported' message.

Which BIOS should I use?

Answer:Portege R600 (PPR61E) - BIOS update not supported

Hi

Did you download the right BIOS version for your notebook? Are you sure?
Check this!!!

By the way: Did you exchange the mainboard or an authorized service provider?
As far as I can remember I did read a thread here about the same issue. The user reported that the update wasn?t possible after mainboard exchange. He went to ASP again and they guys did update the DMI informations. After this the update was possible!!! :)

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I recently updated the BIOS on my z30c pt263e as per advice from the toshiba update application installed on my PC.

Since that update, my LAN (wireless) and bluetooth have been behaving abnormally, including:
Connecting to various wireless networks, but not being able to access the internet. In order to do so, I have to do a wireless troubleshoot in windows, which resets the wifi adapter, then it works againIf I switch between networks (say a wireless, to a hotspot wireless on my phone) it does the same thing. Will connect to the network, but not access the internet, necessitating the same resetBluetooth has started to work abnormally at the same time, including saying my bluetooth keyboard is paired, but it won't recognise any input from my keyboard.

I've since downloaded and reinstalled both the LAN and Bluetooth drivers from the Toshiba website. This has NOT fixed the problem.

If toshiba is not aware or not going to do anything about this, can someone please post a link to the previous BIOS version (which isn't available when I search on the EU support site) so I can at least verify if it was the BIOS update causing the problem

Answer:Portege Z30-C Latest BIOS update causing LAN and BT problem

Could anyone post the immediate prior BIOS for z30c PT263E. The one recently released (24 January) seems to have resulted in me having new Wireless networking, and bluetooth problems.

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I have bios 1.4 and tried to use the bios on the download page, tell me the bios is not suitable?
Why?

Answer:Portege M100 - Bios update for Win XP doesnt work

Hi

Are Common Modules installed on your Portege M100?
If not then you have to install the Common Modules in order to be able to run BIOS update!
The Common Modules is an essential component of the Windows systems.
It is required to make other original TOSHIBA programs work properly.

PS: the newest BIOS is 1.5-WIN

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I have Z10T-A140 PT131V

i have 3 problem :

1- after near 3 months , now toshiba health program show my battery is fair .
2- toshiba program show lunch new bios ( 2.00 ) for z10t , but can not find bios on toshiba website ( download page )

[link |http://www.toshibamea.com/downloadbiosupdates.aspx]

3- i view on monitor ( LCD ) near 0.5*0.5 cm near fan : monitor more very few Brighter .

i think Temperature have effective on monitor quality .

thank you

Answer:Portege Z10t-A140 - battery and BIOS update question

Now i search and find new bios z10t version 2.0
But after download and extract show :

All models having part numbers beginning with "PT131M", "PT131P", "PT131U", "PT132M", "PT132P", "PT132U", "PT133M", "PT133P", "PT133U", "PT134M", "PT134P", or "PT134U".

My notebook is z10t PT131V !
But Toshiba program show i must update bios .

Why?

[link|http://support.toshiba.com/support/modelHome?freeText=1200006665]

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Hi,

I want to update my laptop bios 3.40 with the version (BIOS_V390_ECV160_WIN) , it shows me an error message :
TOSHIBA BIOS Package Ver.4.2.1

"This computer in not supported"


Why!!!!!

Answer:Re: Bios update Toshiba Portg R830-1DR (PT321E-0G401EFR)

Check this thread:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=65519

try the update to v3.60 before trying the v3.90

By the way: Does VAP (value added package) is installed properly? This package is very important for BIOS update

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I tried updating Portege R700 Bios with Toshiba Service Station and by downloading the bios exe file.
Both claim "This computer is not supported", but the bios file downloaded is correct.

What to do?

Answer:Portege R700 Bios update issue - This computer is not supported

Hi

Go to Toshiba European driver page and download the BIOS package manually.
Unzip the BIOS and try to execute the exe file once again?

But why you need BIOS update? Did you notice some problems with the notebook?
BIOS update is not necessary if you don?t have any problems.

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Hi everyone,

I have got a Portege 3500 PIII-M 1.33GHz which has been infected by a virus. I have been trying to reinstall Windows Xp, but the file SYSTEM32 is now missing or has been corrupted.

I downloaded the BIOS driver and tried to install it through an external CD drive, but it did not work out.
Could you please help me at all?
I am quite concerned about the situation

Look forward to hearing from you

Thanks

Davide

Answer:Portege 3500: system32 file missing - BIOS update?

Hi

I can?t believe that and virus can damage the BIOS!!!
I think you have updated the BIOS with the wrong procedure!!!
Did you check the document how to update the BIOS?

Anyway, the system32 fault has nothing to do with BIOS and I don?t understand why you started the BIOS update.

The Portege 3500 does not support an internal drive and therefore if you want to install the OS you have to use a compatible external PC-card drive.
I assume you use such drive for booting.

If some error messages appear during the installation procedure, you should firstly format the whole HDD and delete all partitions and then try again to boot from the recovery CD!

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The latest BIOS upgrade (Ver.6.70) for my Portege Z930 12H laptop comes with the warning:

"If you are using the Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption, please temporarily suspend (or turn off) the BitLocker Drive Encryption before updating the BIOS."

Does this same warning apply to McAfee Endpoint Encryption, which is used on my laptop and which I can *not* suspend or turn off? Or can I apply the BIOS upgrade safely?

Thanks.

Answer:Portege Z930-12H - BIOS update and McAfee Endpoint Encryption?

As far as I know the Bitlocker isn?t related to McAfee Antivirus software and both security tools are not connected to each other. Bitlocker is a Microsoft Windows tool and McAfee is a 3rd party software preinstall on the unit.

I found an nice how to doc about the BIOS update.

[How to update the BIOS on Toshiba notebooks|http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD9502M10000R01.htm]

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After successful installation of BIOS 3.50 update, the machine stopped to enter the manual sleep mode. It starts to enter the sleep mode, the screen goes blank, the computer switches of for some 5 seconds with power led going off and then restarts.

After restart Vista Business 32 reports BSD caused by unknown device driver. Any ideas on how to resolve this issue?

Answer:Sleep/hibernation issue on Portege M400(3G) after BIOS 3.50 update

Maybe you missed something or see http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=23623.

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Hi,

I have an Old Portege A100, Model: PPA10A-0002LP, but I can't seem to find that model on any Toshiba website, closest I've seen is the " PPA10A-0002L".

I'm wanting to see if there's a BIOS update that will allow me to Boot from a USB Device.

The issue I am having is that I need to reinstall Windows, but the CD ROm cant read discs.
It does Network Booting PXE, but i'm new to this sort of thing and have absolutly no idea what to do there.

Any help would be great,


Thanks

Answer:Portege A100 PPA10A - Will BIOS update allow to boot from a USB device

Hi

Portege A100 seems to be developed only for Australian market.
As you said there is a Portege A100 PPA10A-0002L model number listed on the Toshiba Australian page but the Portege A100 PPA10A-0002LP belongs to the same series which is PPA10A.
So in my opinion the BIOS should work too.

Anyway, I doubt that the BIOS update will add any further booting options.

Usually the BIOS support the booting from CD/DVD drive, HDD, LAN and USB FDD.
It should be possible to boot from a bootable diskette using an USB FDD drive.
I doubt you would be able to boot from USB ODD since this Portege A100 supports an internal CD/DVD drive.

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Hi everyone!

I've got a problem.
I downloaded the BIOS Update from the Toshiba Hompage.

The update started correctly, but at the point "Flash new BIOS" at "Processing block 26 of 33" the update stucks!
I'm waiting since almost 2 hours, but nothing happens.
My screen freezes, I can't move the cursor, the clock shows the same time.... so nothing happens...

Is that normal?
I don't think so, but it's my first BIOS-update, hence I'm not really familiar with it...

Does anyone has an idea?

It would be great to get some help!
Thanks!

Answer:Portege M800 - BIOS Update stucks - Windows 7 32bit

Hi

This is different not a common BIOS update process?
The BIOS update should not take a long time.

In your case is it possible that something went wrong during the flashing process and the ROM module has not been flashed properly.
I think you are in trouble and in my opinion only the ASP technician would be able to help you.

The BIOS ROM must be flashed again using an crisis procedure and this can be done only by an ASP technician.

Greets

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Portege R830/PT321E: Bios Update stops with "An error occurred while preparing the update environment..."

Following message seems at first

BIOS Version: Current Ver. 3.40 -> Updated Ver. 3.70
EC Version: Current Ver. 1.30 -> Updated Ver. 1.50
Bios and EC should be updated

During the BIOS update seems following message:

+An error occurred while preparing the update environment. You have not given permission to execute the update.+

My settings:
- BitLocker is switched off.
- No connection to a docking station
- Windows 7 is installed
- Boot mode is on? I guess it means:
"Closes all open programs, shut down windows, and then turns off your computer."

Any idea what the problem is?

Message was edited by: ML

Answer:Portege R830/PT321E: Bios Update stops with "An error occurred while..."

Hi ML

Maybe stupid question now but why do you want to update BIOS on this, I think, pretty new notebook model?
Have you noticed some issues or hardware problems?

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hey,

i tried to install a toshiba Z20t-c-11g

OS: Windows 10 LTSB
Driver: complete

I tried to install the new BIOS from the drivers page on toshiba.eu.
That BIOS sadly does not work ...? Why?

Anyway... the problem i had and i wanted to have fixed is:

Bitlocker encrypted my whole drive.
it starts correctly and displays the keyboard.
GPO: Keyboard Slates (or something like that) is activated.
BUT: Touchscreen does not work. That means.. i can see the keyboard but it does not work.
thats why i wanted to update my bios but it says it is not working on my computer... well thats frustrating...
why offer the bios update when it does not work at all... or is it some sort of windows 7 only? cant imagine that tbh.

i guess the only problem is the bios but i could be wrong (z20t-b works on same settings for example)

Any help would be pretty nice. Thanks ..

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Hello all,

I hope I can get some help / guidance from some one with more experience with the M400 if possible?!

I reinstalled the OS and setup the biometric security for me, which has worked flawlessly! However I stupidly also set up the boot up security (BIOS Password). So when the tablet gets turned on I can scan my finger and get in without any issues, however I now want to turn the boot up security off. So I booted it in to the OS and went to disable it....however it asks for my password....which I have forgot as I have been a typical end user and have been only using my bloody finger!

Does anyone know if I can disable the BIOS security while in the OS using the biomentric security rather than entering a password? I have tried just changing the admin password within the win OS but that doesn't work....any ideas?

Any help with be greatly appreciated!

Cheers

Answer:Portege M400 - Change BIOS Password within OS without knowing password?

> So I booted it in to the OS and went to disable it....however it asks for my password....which I have forgot as I have been a typical end user and have been only using my bloody finger!

You are speaking about BIOS password which you set up in the BIOS?
As far as I know you cannot remove the BIOS password if you don?t know the old BIOS password.
In such case just the Toshiba ASP could help you? just the Toshiba ASP technician could remove the unknown BIOS password

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Hello I have a Pavilliion 550-142d which I wish to upgrade to provide a better gaming experience. The pre-installed card in the Pavillion is GT 730 which is not made for gaming purpose.   The graphic card I'm intending to buy is either the GTX950 or GTX 1060. I have done the necessary research on upgrading the graphic card.  But I only discovered recently that I will need update the BIOS when changing the GPU. What are the precautions or steps that I should take in terms of updating the BIOS to support the new graphic card? I have just finished replacing my power supply unit successfully to 550w today. The only problem I encountered was I didn't have a slim-SATA to power the built-in DVD drive. I intend to get a slim-SATA adapter eventually. I will proceed to purcahse the graphic card soon, please advise me on the BIOS support as I understand HP has a built-in program to monitor and update any driver accordingly. As such I'm concerned if the GPU card support is in place.Currently I do not have any other NVIDIA program installed to update the GPU card.  Thank you.  

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Hi,  We are the repair center in Tahiti.I've just replaced the Motherboard of a E540 (20C6-00JJFR), but the Bios update CD available in the support Lenovo did not work.It asked for 3 digit model, like the previous generation, instead of the new 6 digit...Could you please check and advice if there is another tool for this kind of update ?A cannot give the machine back to customer with the error for MT/Model  at each Startup.. Thanks Emmanuel

Answer:E540 Cannot update MT and Model after motherboard change with BIOS CD

Hello Emmanuel, welcome to the forums,
 
please contact your AWSP support team or Service delivery Manager; they will be able to assist you in this situation.
 
Regards

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I have updated BIOS to version 2.10, and now in BIOS I don't have possibility change graphic memory... How can I change graphic memory now? (Don?t have backup old BIOS).

Satellite L-30-115 (SL30E), graphic: ATI Radeom Xpress 200M

Answer:Satellite L-30 - After BIOS update cannot change graphic memory value

Hi. If you have ATI x200m and you would like to increase the Vram to 256MB, install XP's software+driver and you will be able to change the Vram. This function is not supported in BIOS setting and Vista.

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I updated my Satellite P75-A7200 BIOS to version 1.40



The changelog says:
Updated: Intel ME firmware to ME9.0_1.5M_9.0.20.1447 for Windows 8.1



After flashing successfully, I checked the Intel ME firmware version using Intel's MEINFO. It shows the ME firmware version as 9.0.2.1345, which is the same version as before.



Why is it not upgrading the ME firmware. Is anyone here experiencing this problem?

Answer:Satellite P75-A7200: No change of Intel ME firmware after BIOS update

Hi

As I can see you have an US notebook model so try to post your question on US Toshiba forum. I presume you will have better chance to get some answer there.

Toshiba US support Forum

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Hi

I have Satellite P10-874, my model number got erased from the bottom after years of use.
I recently did a Bios update from Toshiba website and later realised it was for SP10E models.

Well my system didn't crash. Does the model number (part no) change if you update with a Bios version not meant for your system?

My system is still under warranty but the new model number/serial number combo is shown as invalid global entitlement database. My USB ports are not working any more after it showed a power surge message.

I need goto the service center. Is there any way to retrive my originial model no and part no?

Any help will be highly appreciated.

Regards
lejoe

Answer:Satellite P10-874: Does wrong BIOS update change the serial number?

A "wrong" Biosupdate neither erases nor replaces the modelnumber of your machine. So you don?t have to worry about when you give the machine to a sevice center, they have the possibility to retrieve your serialnumber with their system and figure out the modelnumber of your machine.

Regarding your USB-ports: send the machine to your local service-center and don?t worry about the modelnumber-stuff. Your machine is still in warranty and since they will approximately change your system pcb, your worries about the wrong bios is needless.

By the way, i cannot imagine that you have earnest a wrong bios flashed, since the machine during the biosupdate ususally shouts if you try to flash a wrong bios on it.

Greets

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Since a few weeks my X220 is not able to make any changes to the  UEFI/BIOS settings. When trying to do so either any changes get silently ignored or I get one of the following error message while trying to save.  Security - Failed to save storage: Setup. Status: 0x9 Security - Failed to save storage: PwdStatusVar. Status: 0x9 Security - Failed to save storage: LocalSecurityVars. Status: 0x9 Didn't find anything on those errors here or on the web, unfortunately. This is with UEFI 1.19, unfortunately this problem even prevents me from upgrading to the latest release (this is a linux-only system, so no Windows-tools, also I had UEFI-only enabled in the settings when this happened, so the Update-CD won't boot). Also I had some parts of the hardware disabled when this started to appear, so can't reenable them anymore, which is pretty bad as you might imagine. Three notes:*) there is one exception to not being able to save, I can successfully set (and remove) a supervisor password, but that's all*) After the UEFI tries to save the settings there's a hang for 2-3 seconds, don't know if this is related.*) The time from pressing the power button until the X220 reaches the boot loader is significantly longer since this effect showed up Anyone got a clue what these errors are actually about? I thought about pulling the BIOS/UEFI battery and trying to force a reset of the settings that way. Is this safe or a bad idea?


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Answer:X220 - Can't change UEFI/BIOS settings anymore, locked out of update

Are you able to press F9 to load default settings and then F10 to save and exit?  Or does this result in the same errors?

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I had a video issue today and while looking at the Intel MB site, noticed my BIOS was out of date. I downloaded the Express (exe) file and tried to update my BIOS from 0123 to 0133, one year date apart. Problem is, Intel BIOS update program shows successful... but when I view sys info it still reports old version. Yes, rebooted to BIOS and same-o, same-o. It lies to me.


Question: Do I have to break my RAID mirror to do a BIOS update? That's the only thing I can think of that might be the issue.

Answer:Intel BIOS update shows successful, but sys info reports no change

Is there an actual reason you want to update the BIOS. If your BIOS is working without any problems just leave it alone. You can completely brick your motherboard by messing around with the BIOS. Just because a later version maybe available doesn't mean you should update it.

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I downloaded 64 bit Windows 8 around 1 year ago and since then my ASUS x54c is having problems.
1. One of the USB ports often malfunctions
2. Certain keys sometimes do not work.
3. The notebook wont shut down whilst connected to the mains, but is fine otherwise.
4. The battery doesn't charge and the power can now only last for 30 seconds when disconnected from the mains.

It seems I need to buy a new battery, but I am stalling until I have fixed the problem with the shutdown. I have formatted the notebook twice and since tried Windows 8.1 64 bit, so it is not faulty software (but may well be a 32/64 bit matter).

ADVICE GIVEN TO DATE:

1. I am told from a link on the ASUS Support website that I should update my BIOS to 207. There are now newer versions available (210) so I'm not sure whether their info is out of date, or if 207 is still the preferred choice for this issue.

2. I have been told my a techie working at the school where I teach that I should not update the BIOS as it is dangerous and could seriously damage my Laptop. instead, he says the problem is that I am running a 64 bit OS when my system is made for 32 bit. He suggests that I go back to Windows 7 32 bit.

Can you take a look at my specs and take a vote on which option is best to take?

Many thanks

Answer:ASUS x54c Problems shutting down (BIOS update? Or change to 32bit OS?)

It is true that I am running BIOS version 204 and not 207.

See message here from my quick search.

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Hello,

I have problems with entering the BIOS and boot. My device requests a password, what can you do? Toshiba service centers in our city is not present. All I could do - press control, tab, control, enter, and the machine gave me PC Serial

Sorry for my English, I used Google translator.

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I have a Toshiba M400 and i was wondering how i could reset the bios password. I disabled the finger print scanner recently becuase i decided i dont need it anymore but it still asks for a bios password which i forgot. I used to just swipe my finger and it would let me boot up and all that gravey.

If you guys know how to reset the password. Either physically or through software that would be awesome.

Or if you guys know who is the bios manufacturer for Portege M400's I could probebly give them a call and ask my self.

I could send it in but I want to avoid that and leave it as a last option.

BTW this laptop was purchased in USA.

Answer:Reset BIOS password on Portege M400 - Bios Manufacturer?

You will be not able to remove the BIOS password yourself if you have forgotten it.
As far as I know the manufacture of the BIOS which was preinstalled on Port?g? M400 is......... Toshiba ;)

So you have to contact the authorized Toshiba service provider in your country and only these guys are able to remove the BIOS password which you have forgotten.

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Hi,

As we know it is very easy to change the RAM memory or SSD drive in the Portege R700-930 series.
It is a little more complicated for the Z-series.

I just wanted to know if this is at all possible for the new Z10t series??
The standard items of 4G and 128G are a little to small for my taste.

Thanks,
/Anders

Answer:Change SSD or RAM in Portege Z10t??

Hi

I think the upgrade on Portege Z10T is a different story and not comparable with the other series like Portege R700.

The Portege Z10T is an mix of tablet / netbook device and mSATA SSD drive is placed within the tablet which is not user upgradable.

If 128GB are not enough for you, you can insert and use additional Memory media in the SD Card slot

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I have just purchased a Portege M750 laptop which came preinstalled with Vista Business 32bit and seperate XP tablet on a recovery disc.

I am looking to resinstall with 64bit Vista business, then install the XP as part of a dual boot system to take full advantage of the 4GB already installed and further memory expansion in the future.

My question is this: Although the Toshiba drivers download page does not specifically list a Vista 64 bit OS, has anyone carried out a similar OS change on a portege/or different laptop and had any incompatabilty with the 32bit drivers and applications? If so, which drivers/features were problematic afterwards.

Does the "Toshiba" folder in the C:\ directory of laptop contain all the drivers and setup files required or would these all have to be downloaded from the website.

Thanks

Answer:Portege M750 - Change from 32-bit to 64-bit

Hi

Usually the 32bit divers are designed and created only for 32bit OS and usually they would not run on 64bit OS. But who knows, maybe some single drivers would be compatible with 64bit but this is more as questionable.

> Does the "Toshiba" folder in the C:\ directory of laptop contain all the drivers and setup files required or would these all have to be downloaded from the website.
Usually all Toshiba drivers could be downloaded from the Toshiba European driver page.
The Toshiba folder on C may contains only the installed tools and software.

Cheers

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Hi. Have issue of replacing, replace ssd.

I got PORTEGE R500 (version PPR50U-02M01W) with SAMSUNG_MCCOE64GQMPQ_SE805B0137. It has only 64 GB.

I contacted Toshiba service asking to replace with something bigger, they said it's impossible! HOW SO? It should be possible to replace 64GB SSD to 256GB SSD!

If somebody can give me the link to SSD, which gonna fit 100% in my existing ssd will be very thankful!

Answer:Portege R500 - Can I change the SSD?

>I contacted Toshiba service asking to replace with something bigger, they said it's impossible! HOW SO? It should be possible to replace 64GB SSD to 256GB SSD!

And why should not be this possible? Did the technician say this?
In my knowledge it should be possible to use any SSD drive since the SSD drives use the same interface like common HDDs?

As far as I know there is a SATA controller and common SSD with SATA interface should work?

That?s my opinion?

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Is it possible to change a US-keyboard into a german keyboard at the Portege m700? Is it easy to change? How much does a german keyboard cost?

Are there other differences between a US-Version and a German-Version of the M700 ?

ty, greets
Thomas

Answer:Is it possible to change keyboard at Portege M700?

It IS possible and there should be no technical difference between these keyboards. I don?t know if it?s very hard to exchange a keyboard but it shouldn?t be.
Nowadays I would recommend you to refer to an authorized service partner and order this part there. Maybe it would be good to ask them regarding the warranty conditions after replacing such an keyboard by yourself because if you damage something you could loose the warranty on your machine.

GReets

P.S.: You can find the nearest available service partner simply by visiting the official toshiba mobile computers website and check the Support section.

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Hi,

I've got a Portege M300-101, and I'd love to find out if there are any instructions online for how to change the keyboard itself. Our unit shipped with, I think, a Belgian keyboard installed...and a US keyboard in the box. Are there instructions available for how to switch out the keyboards? Also, I'm guessing that it's a good idea to switch the keyboards before turning on the Notebook for the first time. Do you agree?

Best,
Dainis W. Michel

Answer:How to change the keyboard on Portege M300-101?

Hello Danis

Unfortunately there is no public document about that. You can try to do it alone but please don?t forget that on this way valid warranty will be canceled. Basically, the keyboard replacement is not much complicated and technicians need maybe 15 minutes to do that.

In my opinion you can make a risk and pay for replacement before you lose the valid warranty. This Portege is very expensive and by hardware damage it is very risky to be without warranty.

If you still think that you will do it alone write again.

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I need change the keyboard and I don't know how.

Please help me

PT

Answer:How to change keyboard on Portege R830-1DU?

Check please your first post
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=72191

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Is it possible somehow to put an HDD disk where theDVD player is at Portege R700-1CZ?
Any help appreciable.

Answer:Portege R700 - can I change the DVD player with HDD?

As far as I know something like this is not possible and Toshiba doesn?t offer HDD caddy for that.

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I recently acquired a portege 3480 with xp installed.
I have searched high and low and can not find a method
for changing the display brightness. Anyone Anyone? Bueler?

Answer:Portege 3480: How to change display brightness

Hello,

did you already tried the fn-key combination? I am not sure how it is with your portege but it should be like FN-F6 and FN-F7 for changing the display brightness.
Unfortunately there are no XP-drivers (or just the sound driver) for that machine to change it manually.
You should try the FN-Key combination, there should be a sign which looks like a little "sun" with an up/down arrow in front of.

Greets

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Hi everyone,
I have a problem here with my touch pad settings.
May I know how can I change the settings of my touch pad?

Answer:How to change Touchpad settings on Portege R500

The touchpad settings can be changed in the control panel -> moue.

There you should check the single tab.
On my notebook the tab called ?device settings? provides an option to access to the touchpad Synaptic settings.

Check this!

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Hi,

I need to change my optical drive but i don't kown where to buy one.
The reference of my laptop is PPR50E-08M046FR.

Thx

Rgds

Answer:How to change optical drive for Portege R500-135

Hi

As far as I know it?s not easy to replace the ODD because it?s hidden under the bottom cover? this cover needs to be removed firstly in order to get access the CD/DVD drive, HDD, etc?
But I found a useful page:
[Portege R500|http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba-Portege-R500/disassemble-laptop-remove-hard-drive.htm]

But note; everything what you do, it your own risk? you could dame the notebook parts. So be always careful and don?t use force

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Hello

I need to change my internal SSD 225GB to a SSD 512GB!

What do I have to do on hardware and software level?
Can I take any SSD?

Thanks for help?

Regards, Florence

Answer:Portege R830-10v / i7 / Change internal SSD 225GB

The HDD or SSD drive upgrade does not require any particular changes in the software or hardware.
You need a compatible 2.5? SATA SSD drive.

Here is an nice and very useful document how to upgrade / replace the HDD or SSD drive in the Portege R830 & Satellite R830 series.

http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/CRU18037E0000R01.htm

Of course, after such upgrade, you will need to install the system again? the best choice would be the usage or recovery disk and to recover the notebook to the factory settings.

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I recently bought a Portege 3500 without any support disks etc. It does not have a CD or floppy disk. It has 2 problems I would like to fix.
a) The HDD is obviously on its way out as it is clicking at me and it shows a permanent red section on the defrag.
b) The fans are on full power all the time and the CPU is running slowly.

a) I got a new HDD which I reformatted on other notebook. I put a basic Windows XP on this HDD and transferred it to my external holder which I attached to the Portege. I used 'Transfer... Wizard' to transfer files, folders and settings to the new HDD but I do not know how to install the old Windows Tablet XP OS to it. I have the Microsoft Product Key for the OS. Any suggestions would be helpful.

b) I reckon the heat transfer from the CPU to the heatsink is failing, causing the CPU to run hot and therefore slower. I previously solved the same problem with a Dell by coating the top of the CPU with Artic Silver 5 paste. I am unable however to get at the CPU in the Portege even though I have removed all screws at the bottom. Does anyone know how to split the case without causing damage?

Answer:Portege 3500 - change HDD and treat overheating CPU

Hi

a) Unfortunately but I really don?t know how you want to install the OS without using the recovery CD or windows CD.
I have searched a little bit in this forum and found these posts about OS installation on the Port?g? 3500:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=5926
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=15336&messageID=55939

Check also this FAQ:
http://support.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB6101CA000ER02.htm

b) On the Port?g? you should find the Power saver utility. This utility allows you to change the different cooling modes and the processing speed.
In my opinion you should also check if the ventilators are clean. Mostly the dust and debris inside of notebook is responsible for the not properly cooling of the CPU and other parts.

But if you want to know how to remove the covers so I would recommend checking this site. Maybe you will find something useful.
http://tech.irisvista.com/laptops/Toshiba4010/portege4010_1.htm

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I have a Port?g? R30-A-19Q, ref. PT341E-07D044FR, running under Win 10.
Trying to install a Samsung 2To SSD 850 Evo, I hit the following difficulty.

1) Samsung delivers the SSD with no cable, so I bought an Inateck USB 3.0 external casing for SSD 2,5 SATA-I II III HDD with USB3.0 cable

2) Neither the Samsung Magician software, nor Win 10 recognized the external storage device,

3) Digging further, I found that the SATA parameters need to be changed from IDE to AHCI, which normally is feasible from the BIOS screen,

4) Since my BIOS did not offer this possibility, I went to the register, in order to modifiy directly the following key :

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > services > msahci.

5) The above key not being present in my Win 10 register, I may need to reinstall Win 10 (?).

Before I do this, I would like to know from someone who can access the key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > services > msahci,
from his/her Win 10 register, the exhaustive list of settings/values it normally includes.
I may try and copy this into my own register and try it.

Otherwise (maybe this si where I should have started), does anybody know if the
Port?g? R30-A-19Q motherboard incudes the possibility to run SATA in AHCI mode?

Thanks,

Answer:Portg R30-A-19Q Win 10 : How to change SATA parameters from IDE to AHCI ?

What is the Boot Mode set to in the BIOS?

If its set to UEFI Boot Mode then AHCI will already be enabled.
Compatibility mode only works in CSM Boot Mode.

If you download and install the latest Intel Rapid Storage driver from www.intel.com does that resolve the problem?

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I have Portege M400-S4031.
How change the end of the stylus?

Answer:Portege M400-S4031: How to change the end of stylus?

Hi

I don?t know if you mean this part but check this page:
http://www3.shopping.com/xPO-5PK_TABLET_PEN_REPLACEMENT_NIBS_AND_NIB_PULLER

I have investigated in this forum and bingo! I have found this very similar theme:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=16807&messageID=61264

Hope it helps!

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Page 3 of BIOS setup: I need to change the state from JBOD to 1raid-0. I hit execute command and I get a warning that I will have to reinstall the OS. Hit spacebar to proceed and it wants me to type a key string which is written in the manual.

What is the key string that it is looking for?

Tech support could not tell me and the downloadable users guide does not describe this.

Thanks

Answer:Portege M400 - how to change state to 1raid-0

Oh man!!!

Check please User?s manuals on page 229.

By the way: you can find many useful info in Toshiba Knowledge base under http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com > Support & Downloads.
There I found http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB6901K60006R01.htm

Can this help you?

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I recently got a Portege M700 as a gift and I didn't really like the Intel video card that came with the laptop. So I want to change the video card to a more suitable one for more modern games. Something like an nVidia or ATi video card. I don't think it's possible, but if it is, could anyone reply?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Can I change the video card in the Portege M700?

Hello

You are right, buddy.
It?s not possible to exchange the graphic card on a notebook because it?s soldered on the mainboard:
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB9401AX0001R01.htm

Sorry but I think a Portege M700 is not designed for games. For me it?s a business notebook and for games are Qosmio notebooks the better choice.

Greets

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In preparation for Win 10 key I updated the BIOS on an E520 using the Lenovo Service Bridge.  Os is Win 7 64-bit.  LSB showed old BIOS was backed up. Old bios   LENOVO 8HET30WW(1.12) New bios LENOVO 8HET44WW(1.26) Now bootup and windows start up are painfully slow.  Further there is a black screen in the middle of the wake up process. How can I undo the BIOS update to revert back to Old bios   LENOVO 8HET30WW(1.12)? Or can anything be tweaked to improve the bootup time?

Answer:E520 slows/black screen after BIOS update. Can I undo BIOS update?

Hello and welcome,
 
The older versions of the BIOS are located at the bottom of the download page:
 
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/ThinkPad-Edge-laptops/ThinkPad-Edge-E5...
 
Z.

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I installed the webcam driver for the M700 and each time I install it, I recieve the same error message:

"Webcam driver open fail - Please restart camera or computer."

I've reinstalled the drivers numerous times, and it still doesn't work.

Therefore, I tried the msconfig method, and disabled all start up processes, and then reenabled them.

The webcam displays the same error message, and now the screen wont change orientation when I swivel the screen.

Answer:Portege M700 wont change screen orientation

Do you try to use WXP or what? Usually every notebook is delivered with preinstalled and well configured operating system.

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Hi,

does anybody know how to change or deaktivate a KNOWN HDD-Password of a Portege M400?

Again: I know the password, but i am bored of typing it every boot.

Greetings M400User

Answer:How to change/deaktivate/reset HDD-Password on Portege M400?

Hello

As far as I know something like this is not possible. More about HDD password on Toshiba notebooks you can read under
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB6B01MC000CR01.htm

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