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Toshiba Satellite L500 -00W downgrade to XP

Question: Toshiba Satellite L500 -00W downgrade to XP

Hi, I bought Toshiba Satellite L500 -00W and it came with Windows Vista. I tried to downgrade to XP, but it doesn't allow XP installation. Do you know how to downgrade?

Thanks!

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Preferred Solution: Toshiba Satellite L500 -00W downgrade to XP

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Answer: Toshiba Satellite L500 -00W downgrade to XP

Hello & Welcome, toshibaquestion.

Downgrading from Windows Vista to Windows XP is actually a very easy thing to do, BUT, I must warn you; it's the smartest of ideas since Windows XP and Windows Vista differ in driver capability and efficiency. So when you want to you use your MIC or Webcam, they may not work, this goes for your Audio, Network and even Display.

Also, Toshiba's a popular brand, and also a very updated** one, meaning they'll most likely be packed with a webcam, nice wireless card, hi-def monitor, etc - meaning, lots more drivers for you to fuss about and have to replace - which, believe me, isn't fun at all.

Downgrading would require you to actually make a partition (D), then install XP on your partition (D), and then delete your previous partition (C) - This is how I would do it, but I'm sure there's many many many other ways.

Dabble into it abit, and see if you find anything interesting. I'll be here to answer any further questions you may have.

Regards,
Undocked Windy

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Hi,
I cannot get my Toshiba Satellite L500 13T PSLJ3E to work. Here is the timeline:

1. I brought it with Win Vista, It worked great for about 6 months but started slowing down and I decided to change it to Windows 7

2. I installed the Windows 7 using custom install(creating new "windows" folder, not upgrading Vista). Once again it worked great for about a month, but once again it ran into trouble - showing the Windows 7 version of the blue screen of death for 0.5 seconds followed by a restart.

3. I browsed the net and they said that the easiest way to get rid of the problem is to re-install. I did it(after trying several windows repairs) but yes, thats right, it died - before starting the windows it showed problems with Realtek Wireless.

4. I had hopes that third time - the charm will work and re-re-installed the W7(every time using new installation).
Once more time - doesnt work, but this time I cannot even get to install it - the windows installer stops at around 60% of the expanding files and says: problems with the media device. And after the restart I cannot find the Hard Drive(the BIOS shows only FDD and CD/DVD)

Now I'm stuck here, the only way to start the windows is by Safe Mode on my Wondows installed on point 3, yet not every time .
Unfortunately the first of my Recovery DVDs cannot start and on top of that I cannot enter into the recovery partition by pressing 0 at start up, but I see the Recovery Partition when I go to the WIndows in... Read more

Answer:Cannot run the OS on Toshiba Satellite L500

Blue screen and then restart sound's like something with hardware is wrong. I had something like that when my RAM module failed. Check your memory using memtest.

PS. I will not recommend installing windows on windows and reinstalling it. Better format drive and install new clean OS.

edit: or maybe something with your hard drive - if you had an option pull out you hard drive and check it on another computer using HDtune (or something like that)

Message was edited by: Jurgo

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Hi !

Im looking for best gpu driver for my ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4500 series

Drivers which AMD offers right now are super bad and driver which is connected with my model on toshiba website seems slow too. The best one i saw is the microsoft driver WDDM 1.1.

If you mind telling me is there any better driver for my GPU than the ones listed above?

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Hi Forum-User,

Win10 compatibility list from Toshiba for Satellite Laptops without L500 Series! Why?

Look at:

http://win10upgrade.toshiba.com/swup...=de&country=DE

Regards
Chris

Answer:Satellite L500-19E - No Win10 says Toshiba

At the moment just newer notebook models are supported for Win10. I am pretty sure that Toshiba will increase the support list and more and more models will be supported.

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Hello!

I've bought Toshiba Satellite l500-1ef November, and until now laptop worked brilliant. Three-four weeks ago, touchpad, and some space on the left of the touchpad started to be warm. I checked CPU temperature in Toshiba PC Health Monitor (v 1.4.1.64), and it was circa 30%, with 40% use of the cooler. The temperature is incresing in time, and now, after four weeks, touchpad is warmer, and it's about 45-50% temperature od CPU, with 50-60% use of the cooler.

I'm using laptop only for Internet, work in MS Word, and listening music, sometimes I play Warcraft III on it, I've got Windows 7.

Should I go with PC to technical support, or it's normal in my model?

Best regards,
sebastian krysiak

Message was edited by: seba.krysiak

Answer:CPU temperature in Toshiba Satellite l500-1ef

Hi mate

It?s nothing unusual that the touchpad would be warm since the CPU and cooling modules are placed near the touchpad.
So in my opinion you should not be worried about that.

The notebook?s temperature can increase after some time of usage?
This happens due to dust inside the cooling ventilators?
If you want, you can try to remove the dust using the compressed air spray?
I do this from time to time and this helps to keep the temperature on lower level?

Greets

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I have issue on my toshiba satellite l500-13t, when i turn it on it turns off after few seconds. As i know it could be issue on motherboard or processor. Am i wrong, and can it be fixed?

Thanks for help

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I have this laptop with 3 Partitions

The main partition got corrupted and apparently wiped so all windows folders have been deleted and a low level format carried out

I still have the recovery sector

Just wondering how to reinstall it back onto the main partition

I tried F8 and it took me to a screen to choose language but after that it said "You must log in to access system recovery options"

I guess user data has been wiped from the main partition ?

Are there any other keys to press on startup to access the Recovery partition ?

Thanks
 

Answer:Toshiba Satellite L500 Recovery

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I just want to ask regarding the error message of my laptop that appears every time i will open it.

StartRep.exe-Application Error

The instruction of 0xfc66584d referenced memory at 0x00000008 the memory could not be read.

Do i need to reformat it or should i buy a new memory, but i wonder how can i saved my important files on my laptop?

I am also interested to go to your service center, i just want to know first how much does it cost to repair my laptop?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite L500 PROBLEM!

  
Quote: Originally Posted by destiny24


I am also interested to go to your service center, i just want to know first how much does it cost to repair my laptop?



This "Service Center" is called sevenforums.com
Help is offered free of charge.
We are volunteers from all parts of our world who endevour to help you in our spare time.
All we hope for is a "thank you" if we have assisted you in any way.

Please be patient & someone should be able to assist you soon.

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Hi, I want to replace thermal paste and thermopad in my toshiba L500-12V. I dont know thermopad thickness and thermal conductivity. I can buy thermopad with 0,5 mm , 1 mm or 2 mm thikness. Which one will be right? Thanks for help.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite L500-12V - Thermopad thickness

Hi, I want to replace thermal paste and thermopad in my toshiba L500-12V. I dont know thermopad thickness and thermal conductivity. I can buy 0,5 mm , 1 mm or 2 mm. Which one will be right ? Thanks for help.

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Hi can anyone help? my Toshiba Satellite L500-1xd Laptop is requesting a HDD Password on start up. I do not have this and I am unable to access machine s there a way I can find out this password or possibly bi-pass it at all? thanks Rachel

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Yesterday i found the description about this notebook - Toshiba Satellite L500-17L but I cant find it on the toshiba's site. How can this be?

And there is a lot of information about this one on the web

Answer:Satellite L500-17L - How can I find it on the Toshiba website?

Hi!

I have a little bit searched using Google and it seems that this is a Russian model so you can find the specifications on the Toshiba Russian page:
http://ru.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/product/Satellite-L500-17L/1072548/

I hope I could help you a little bit. :)

Bye

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Hi,

My L500 fan is no longer working correctly

I am getting this message

Warning:a problem with the cooling system has been detected. please turn off the computer immediately, and return it for service.

The fan runs inconsistently (always for a few seconds on start-up, very sporadically the rest of the time, but it is completely stationary for the most part.

The computer is currently in pieces, and I am ready to replace the fan with a new one, however im not sure that will fix the problem (as the fan still seems to sometimes run).

Thread Name - 'My Toshiba Satellite l500 cooling fan has stopped working'
This closed thread had a post at the bottom by kristain, has anyone else encountered and resolved something along these lines

Please excuse the lack of link/PM (new member restrictions)
 

Answer:Toshiba Satellite l500 cooling error

Are you going to replace the fan or the entire cooling heatsink and fan? Was the heatsink clogged with dust? Keep in mind, this also may be a motherboard issue
 

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How/Where do you download the latest version of Toshiba Assist?

My laptop is a Satellite L500.

Thanks

Answer:From where can I download Toshiba Assist for my Satellite L500?

Your question is pretty general so here is my answer:
You can download it from Toshiba download page - http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp

If you need more details please post exact model name and preinstalled OS version.

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I have this laptop with 3 Partitions

The main partition got corrupted and apparently wiped so all windows folders have been deleted and a low level format carried out

I still have the recovery sector

Just wondering how to reinstall it back onto the main partition

I tried F8 and it took me to a screen to choose language but after that it said "You must log in to access system recovery options"

I guess user data has been wiped from the main partition ?

Are there any other keys to press on startup to access the Recovery partition ?

Thanks

Answer:[SOLVED] Toshiba Satellite L500 Recovery

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If the computer is running, shut it down by clicking start, then shut down again.
Press and hold "0" (zero) key on your keyboard and then depress the computers power switch. When the computer turns on, the Toshiba HDD Recovery Uitlity Screen will appear, presenting 3 options, just choose Restore Original Factory Image.
Press 1 to restore your hard disk drive to its original factory default. A confirmation message will appear, indicating that all data will be overwritten and lost during the restore process. Be sure to back up all important files before proceeding.
Click Yes to begin restoration, A message will appear once the operation is finished, indicating that the HDD has been restored.
Press any key to restart the computer.

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Hello,

My laptop since it starts has the screen blank

Screen, flex and inverted have been discarded From an external screen you see And the RAM has no flaws

A little help I'm desperate

regards

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No disply on my toshiba satellite L500,power supply led is getting on .

Answer:Toshiba satellite L500 not working, No disply

If you still get lights on the edge of the laptop & you can hear the fan spinning and harddisk clicking a bit but nothing at all is appearing on the display then it's either the screen or the power inverter that have gone. Either way it's not really something you can do yourself, take it to a technician to sort out. If you are not getting any lights, fan or clicking sound then it is a power issue - the LED doesn't necessarily mean that the power supply is ok. Again, not much you can do yourself, take it to an expert."I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd

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IN TOSHIBA SATELLITE L500 WHILE USING WINDOWS 7 64 BIT OPERATING SYSTEM ALL FUNCTION KEYS ARE NOT WORKING ONLY F11 IS WORKING AND SPECIALLY WIRELESS KEY ON OFF IS NOT WORKING I AM FACING TOO MUCH PROBLEM ANY CAN HELP REGARDING THIS PROBLEM

Answer:Wireless not working in toshiba satellite l500 in windows 7

For a start, turn off CAPS LOCK - it's considered to be shouting & many will ignore you.Did the laptop come with Windows 7 or have you installed it later? Are you sure there are drivers available for the wireless card - check the manufacturer's website if necessary. Some Toshiba laptops have a separate wireless switch on the front edge - if it's there make sure it is in the 'on' position. The usual key combination, as far as I recall, is Fn and F8 pressed at the same time (not F8 on its own) - there should be an LED that lights up on the front edge of the laptop when the wireless adapter is on."I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd

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Hope I've got this in the right place.

Purchased above and upgraded sucessfully to Windows 7 from XP.
However, the sound is very poor quality - sounds "tinny"

This is applicable to CDs, radio and DVDs particularly when listening to audio books and radio making it impossible to listen to. Have tried changing the settings for the Realtek High Def Speakers, but no difference. Then updated drivers. Windows test 'sounds' are okay and sound coming from both speakers.

I think I've tweaked every available setting I can find but can't find a tweak/setting to change the sound (less bass?). I have seen the volume control and it makes no difference.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

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What is it with Toshiba? The part number is clearly printed on the label on the underside of the laptop but the corresponding part number appears nowhere on the Toshiba support pages. This seems to occur with most Toshiba laptops that I have ever had anything to do with. Trying to find drivers, BIOS etc is a real PITA. I'm trying to find downloads for a Satellite L500 PSLS6A-00X013 but it doesn't show up any where. The serial number search is as useless as the part number search. Am I missing something?

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i have a toshiba satellite and on the back it says the model name is satellite l500-1dt.
i am new to this website and using forums, the message that comes up on my computer is

system warning
Warning:a problem with the cooling system has been detected. please turn off the computer immediately, and return it for service.

i am currently working in the alps and do not have an english speaking computer shop near by.
could any one help me and advise me what to do, i do not know much about taking a laptop apart to clean or change parts.
 

Answer:My Toshiba Satellite l500 cooling fan has stopped working

I would purchase a can of compressed air or use an air compressor (with a light gentle nozzle) and blow the dust out of the inside. If you have a failed cooling fan, then it will need to be repaired or replaced. That model I think is rather old, it may not be worth it to repair.
 

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Hi, I have a Toshiba Satellite L500-13C with a motherboard totally damaged, and despite it is an old PC, I need it for the University. So I want only to know what is the serial number of this motherboard (if it exists), or the Motherboard model that are compatible with my pc, in order to buy it on Internet, because in the shops the cost are really excessive. Sorry for my English.

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OK so i have just received an older laptop that im trying to resurrect.

O/S : Windows 7Model : Toshiba satellite L500 PSLS3A-04M002Battery model NO : PA3534U-1BRS
It died a few days ago and refuses to boot, press the power button -> power LED glows briefly and goes out.
As it's a smart battery you can't boot directly off the AC adaptor because it's expecting a signal over the SMBus (IIRC) power LED doesn't even light up with A/C only with the battery is removed.
I believe it's the battery.
First because i disassembled the laptop, cleaned it, and put it back together, nothing seemed wrong with other system components.
Second, it's only a small 3620mAh Li-ion that (AFAIK) hasn't been changed since the laptop was bought (roughly 2011/2012) so im thinking the charge cycles have been well and truly used up.
OK no problem, searched around online using the battery model number (above), found a replacement

Cool, battery's enroute, should be here in the next few days.

Now the interesting part... When i go on Toshiba's site to look for some specs/drivers... the Laptop model doesn't exist, even under the discontinued models section... But there are a whole bunch of other models :

http://www.mytoshiba.com.au/products...llite/pro/l500
(click on the little arrow)

Also, there's no live / website or email based technical support :

http://www.mytoshiba.com.au/customer-contact/support

Convenient huh...

Can anyone enlighten me on Toshiba product numbers or point me to a r... Read more

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The HDMI port on my Satellite L500 laptop is not sending information to my sony bravia tv. All was working fine up until a couple of days ago. When i plug the hdmi lead into the port, it seems as if the laptop is aware it's plugged in as the screen flickers. The fn +F5 keys do as they should, but no picture appears on the tv. The tv shows a lead is plugged in also and again the screen flicks to say a source is there but then remains black. I can't see an issue in device manager and all drivers are saying they're up to date. I have also tried a new hdmi lead but nothing. Can anyone help with this?

Answer:Toshiba satellite L500 HDMI no longer works.

Try running a System Restore back to a previous point when it was working.

If still not working uninstall and re-install the graphics drivers from the Toshiba Support site for your model.

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Hello,

I have a Notebook Toshiba Satellite Pro L500-1T8 and its hard drive has been damaged, so I cannot recover the special partition (I've tried also with the 0-key bootup).

I haven't create a restore disk from windows 7 because nobody told me to do so!

I'd like to re-install my windows 7 licensed copy (at the moment I've installed an ubuntu linux).
How can I do?

Thanks,
Fabrizio

Answer:Notebook Toshiba Satellite Pro L500-1T8 - Recover Win7 without partition

Any help?

thanks

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Hello,

Why the Toshiba DVD Player doesn't work when i plug the HDMI cable for OUT on my other screen larger...

while it plays nice the DVD on the computer, and while i can get the signal HDMI OUT with VLC playing other video formats...

I hope there is a way to unlock this, because i prefer to play DVD from my computer (for sound issue as i ear not well)

Thank you in advance for your help, if you can.

Regards.
Mylene
(Satellite L5001QK France)

Answer:Satellite L500 1QK - HDMI out doesn't work with Toshiba DVD Player?

Hello

To be honest I don?t know 100% what your problem is.
If you want to watch DVD movie on your computer using Toshiba DVD player but the pic should be shown on the external display please do as follow:

When you have connected HDMI cable to external (other) screen, use FN+F5 and switch to this external display only. When you see desktop on the external display start Toshiba DVD player and I think everything should be OK.

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Hi. New user to the forum and new owner of a Toshiba.

I am trying to create the 4 recovery discs for my Toshiba satellite L500-12E. Discs 1, 2 & 4 created successfully, but disc 3 failed two times. The message I received onscreen was: Failed to read the following file: F:backslash ZZImg backslash 09753xsp6.swm Error Code: 020150-20-00000000
( I cannot get the computer to type a backslash on this window)

Anyone know of a similar problem or a solution?

Dwight

Answer:Satellite L500-12E - Error during creating Toshiba recovery disk

Hi Dwight,

Which disks you are using for creating Toshiba recovery disk?

I have good experience with Verbatim DVD-R. Have you tested these disks?

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I have a laptop Toshiba L500-1UU Short model no: PSLS9E. Initially my product had a short model number in the Toshiba support page.

but I can not find now, removed from the list. Toshiba does not support this product?

Answer:I can not find Satellite L500-1UU PSLS9E on Toshiba support page

Hi

What do you mean exactly by ?Toshiba does not support this product??
I found Toshiba drivers for this notebook model? so this means that Toshiba DOES support this model.

You can find the drivers on the Toshiba European driver page:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com

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Hello!

I have support problems with my notebook..
When I try to get support or register my Satellite, I can find my model number/serial number on any toshiba site.

When i try to valide serial number; i get this: "Spiacenti! Il numero di serie non esiste." Why???
I need drivers and software.. but i can't find it..

Model No: L500-158
Serial No: 89434057K
Part No: PSLJ3E-028023IT

Please help..

p.s. sorry for my bad English..

Answer:Satellite L500 - Cannot find notebook model on Toshiba support page

Hi

Are you using the Tempro tool in order to register the notebook?
If yes, then you should update this tool to the latest version v3.33

Check this:
+Why does TEMPRO not accept my serial number as being valid?+
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/FAQ0102S40000R01.htm


Otherwise the L500-158 belongs to the PSLJ3E series and all drivers can be found on the Toshiba European driver page:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp

Greets

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I have a Toshiba Satellite L500 PSLS0A-019002 with Windows 7 Home Premium pre-installed that I received two months ago as a gift.

Apart from disliking some the quirky and useless (to me) Windows Vista / 7 features, as the desktop is loading I get the error message "Toshiba Service Station has stopped working" which proceeds to find a solution, but apparently never finds one because this condition repeats itself every time I boot.

On another thread in these Toshiba forums, someone suggested downloading the independent utility called Toshiba Service Station and reinstalling it. I do not see such utility listed on the downloads page for my Toshiba model. Since I don't even know what the Toshiba Service Station does (unless it goes by another name - Toshiba Bulletin Board perhaps?), I have no idea what is causing the error or how to correct it.

Does anyone have a more precise solution?

Answer:Toshiba Service Station has stopped working - Satellite L500 PSLS0A

Hi,

Service Station is not currently active in Australia, so you can simply uninstall it.

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My L500 wants me to update my CD creator and when I do the computer tells me that it can only be done on 64 bit OS.

Which it should be preinstalled from Toshiba.
Sattelite L500 PSLS3E-01T00VN5)

Answer:Satellite L500 (PSLS3E) - Can't update Toshiba CD Creator on Win7 64bit

Hi cba1,

Is this update necessary or can you ignore this update message?
In my opinion updates only necessary if something doesn?t work properly?

I don?t use Toshiba CD creator because there are some good alternative (freeware) programs, like CD Burner XP. Have you ever heard of that?
If not it?s worth a try!!! ;)

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

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Hi I have A200GE having preinstalled windows vista business edition and I ordered it with windows xp and an xp recovery dvd came as its of 3.01GB.

I really cannot understand that why it cannot install as when i install a blue screen comes in the end and laptop restarts.
Than i came to know the nlite software and the sata drivers I loaded the sata drivers on another dvd disk separetly as nlite did not recognize my dvd window cd.

But still I loaded the files separetly, now when I loaded that dvd the setup does not start rather a dos command type window opens and I dont know what to do.

Plz anybody help me what canI do of the xp recovery cd which came with my laptop as I am desperate to use it vista is too slow and i cannot tolerate it.

RGRDS
ZAVI

Answer:How to downgrade to WXP on Satellite Pro A200GE with Toshiba XP Recovery

Hello

Before you use WXP please check Toshiba support page and make right BIOS update. As far as I know Toshiba offers WXP BIOS version. If I am remembering well it must be version 5.20 or something similar.

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Hi every one,

I have a Toshiba Satellite P870-11K with standard BIOS (in ROM, not an UEFI one) and Win7 64bits. Microsoft proposes me an upgrade to Win10 and unfortunately, I accept it.

Under Win7 bios was setup to allow boot on USB port in order to boot on USB Key to restore system with Acronis.

Apparently, Win10 did not allow any more to boot on USB port and I would like to know how to do it. The final purpose is to downgrade back to Win7 using Toshiba HDD Recovery or Assistant Toshiba Recovery.

Win10 did not allow the use of any F key and launch directly, so it seem impossible to reach BIOS option (F2) and / or using Toshiba system recovery.

Did anyone may help me?

Regards,
Michel

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A135-S2386 Laptop that originally came with vista basic. Specs for my laptop (the best I can find) are found here:

http://computers.pricegrabber.com/laptop/m/35890042/details/st=product_tab/

Vista home basic has been nothing but problems over the past year and I finally have time to do something about it. So I'm installing XP onto my laptop. Problem is with drivers though, as toshiba doesn't release them for XP. Scowering the web and trying to find drivers took some time, but I've got most things up and running. A couple of things remain that I need help with.

So far I have installed the following:

Atheros 5006X wireless card driver for XP - seems to install fine, finds my wireless network, but "hangs" when trying to connect saying "waiting for network".... I have the same problem with my other computer trying to connect with its wireless card. When my laptop was on Vista, it connected fine....

Microsoft Net Framework 2.0 - should I install a later version?

Realtek sound card - works perfectly

ATI Radeon Xpress 200m Graphics card - works well, but I had to do this "manually" from another forum I found and add an extra line into the *.inf file. Not sure what it did, but it worked.

Problems:

1. Firstly, I can't find any toshiba common module download which is "compatible" with my system. The new download from toshiba US says "not compatible" while older versions give me t... Read more

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Thought I could just wipe and format hard drive and then do clean install via win 7 disk. Not that easy I discovered for days I toiled . With twenty or so win 7 installs under my belt I thought I had seen it all .and then this silly down grade comes along .turns out. New toshiba bios version 6.2 and possibly 6.0 under advanced tab now has a nifty little function called boot function. It changes between legacy and the newer type bios to use a Lenox based boot system it must be in legacy. There it is q and a hope this helps
 

Answer:Windows 8 downgrade to windows 7 toshiba satellite

1. Welcome to Tech Support Guy

2.
It changes between legacy and the newer type bios to use a Lenox based boot system it must be in legacy. Click to expand...

I think this is Linux based - you mean
That is not actually correct as the 64 bit Linux based for instance Ubuntu will install in UEFI mode to a GPT format disc

Legacy mode is the traditional BIOS mode and will allow an install to MBR format discs

The system on your Toshiba as it was sold with Windows 8 must be UEFI and the disc must be GPT

Before you can install Windows 7 in legacy mode the disc to which you are installing must be MBR

If you install in UEFI mode the disc must be GPT

Depending on what you used and how far you have or have not progressed determines where you go from now.

32 bit OS cannot be installed in UEFI
64bit can
 

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Hi,My brother's Laptop refuses to start up, It won't even let me get into Safe Mode by pressing F8, I have to hold the power on button but when I let go the power light comes on for about a second but then disappears.This happened after It asked him to do a System Restore at start-up, but then it didn't boot up after that, Any help?

Answer:Toshiba L500-DT1 - Won't Start Up

did he make the recovery disks?if not try holding down the 0 button while powering up.keep the 0 button held down and see if you can get the repair screen up that way.you will need to have the ac adapter plugged in.

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Hello,

I have a Toshiba Satellite L500-19E and Win XP and I have a big problem. I can?t see the key F8 on the display. The other keys are ok. I can?t explain why because I haven?t changed anything on my Laptop.

Please help me because I need the key F8 to start WLAn and to enter the web.

Thanks
Renate

Answer:Re: Toshiba Satelite L500-19E, I canīt see F8

Hi, dude

As I understand, pressing Fn+F8, it's not displayed. Please, go to the Toshiba driver page <a href=http://smiles2k.net/><img src=http://i.smiles2k.net/lol_smiles/1_011.gif border=0></a>

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

And update (reinstall) the Vap utility and flashcard support. It should work.

also, try restart Toshiba Flash Cards (start > all programs > Toshiba) and press the FN keys several times

Message was edited by: Jeka-IL

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Hi Forum,

I have a Toshiba L500 Laptop that suddenly stopped booting. When I try to boot it, it does not complete the POST process and there is no indication of what is wrong. The screen is just blank.

The fan turns on and I hear it spinning. Also, I momentarily hear the HDD spinning before it stops. I know there is power to the HDD, USB ports and the optical drive.

However, there is no power going to the keyboard as the CAPS LOCK and NUM LOCK LED does not light up after I press it.

I have tried testing the CMOS battery, changing the HDD and the F2 and BACKSPACE key test without any success.

I am interested to know:

1. In what sequence does the POST process test the attached devices/peripherals?
2. Are there any suggestions as to what might be faulty and how best to fix this?

Your assistance is much appreciated,
Worried

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Hi there,

I reinstalled Windows 7 (from a Windows 7 disk not the Toshiba recovery files).
And everything was working fine, but after restarting once after some updates the mouse and keyboard stopped working!
I found I could get the keyboard to work by pushing the power button to send it to sleep then waking it up, but then the mouse still didn't work.
I can push F2 on the keyboard to get into the BIOS, but can't navigate in it (but can with a USB keyboard.)
Mouse and keyboard don't work in safe mode even.
USB keyboards and mice work fine all the time.

The laptop is a
Satellite L500D PSLT0C-00F002

I really don't understand would could cause this all of a sudden!
 

Answer:Toshiba L500 Touchpad Keyboard not working (odd)

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There are 3 external USB ports on this L500 modelPSLS6C-00F005. The one on the front right has developed a problem. Nothing is recognized when plugged in. An unrecognized device error pops randomly even with nothing plugged in to the front port. When the error pops the other 2 ports stop working momentarily. For instance the wired mouse I have connected to the working port will stop, then be re-detected. The trackpad always works.
While running windows 7, I fiddled with drivers, uninstalling/reinstalling USB components in device manager and I disabled the faulty device but the error returns. I found that disabling the usb hub component made the error go away. Unfortunately the other 2 ports are attached to the same hub so I lose all usb functionality.
I decided to try and do a fresh and clean install of Windows 10 in hopes of curing the USB issue but that didn't do the trick. I found I can turn off the annoying error notification and that the error is a bit more descriptive "unknown usb device (device descriptor request failed) driver error.
Disabling the device in device manager seems to lessen the problem but in Windows 10 the device keeps getting re-enabled.
Does anybody have any idea what I might do towards correcting this issue, although I expect it's a hardware problem. Is there a way to permanently disable that one particular usb port?

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Could anyone tell me how to reinstall a windows component (bing /silverlight) I sent the 64bit unit away for repair its returned with a 32bit O/s & different COA number, although the original one still on the case..I have a OEM recovery disk 32bit Cd the 64bit one was on a Hd partition for recovery this Hd went belly up within 12 days.I did a back up to create a recovery media but this turned out to be corrupt due to HD bad sectors /over heating etc..TIA

Answer:advice on Toshiba L500 -IDT running Win7--64b

decided to bin whats on it & reinstall the 64bit version...Thanks

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There are 3 external USB ports on this L500 modelPSLS6C-00F005. The one on the front right has developed a problem. Nothing is recognized when plugged in. An unrecognized device error pops randomly even with nothing plugged in to the front port. When the error pops the other 2 ports stop working momentarily. For instance the wired mouse I have connected to the working port will stop, then be re-detected. The trackpad always works.
While running windows 7, I fiddled with drivers, uninstalling/reinstalling USB components in device manager and I disabled the faulty device but the error returns. I found that disabling the usb hub component made the error go away. Unfortunately the other 2 ports are attached to the same hub so I lose all usb functionality.
I decided to try and do a fresh and clean install of Windows 10 in hopes of curing the USB issue but that didn't do the trick. I found I can turn off the annoying error notification and that the error is a bit more descriptive "unknown usb device (device descriptor request failed) driver error.
Disabling the device in device manager seems to lessen the problem but in Windows 10 the device keeps getting re-enabled.
Does anybody have any idea what I might do towards correcting this issue, although I expect it's a hardware problem. Is there a way to permanently disable that one particular usb port?

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Hi,

I am trying to install windows 7 onto a Toshiba satellite L500.

It copies the files, expands, reboots. then is says it is installing the registry.

about 30 seconds into installing system services the screen turns black, as if their is no signal.

any help???
 

Answer:Toshiba L500 black screen on win 7 install

Installing from where? A DVD? Did you format the drive before installing it? Did the laptop work fine before you started the reinstall or was there a problem that made you do this?
 

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Hi all,
I was uninstalling AVG and my syatem would get the BSOD and xrash before I completed it.

Eventuallt my whole system crashed and all I get is a message on a black screen fron Phoenix Technologies aaying 'Boot from BBS-harddisk'.

Anyone know what this means and if this screen can be bypassed. I can't use f2, f8 or f12.

Help!
please.
 

Answer:Toshiba L500 crash - boot from BBS Harddisk message

Hi, I did a lookup on that and it is related to the hard drive. BBs mean Bios Boot Specification

The recommendation is to unscrew the cover over the hard drive and remove the drive. Then replace it and make sure it seated snug. Put the cover back and reboot. Let us know how it goes.
 

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I need a new keyboard for my L500 and found out, that the keyboad of the P200 (and some other models) seems to be the same (105 keys, num pad, 2 win keys). Are those keyboards 100% compatible or do they just look the same?

Answer:Satellite L500 and Satellite P200 - compatible keyboards?

Hi

In my opinion this question is for Toshiba service and not for user-to-user forum.

Anyway I think that both keyboards are not the same and you should order 100% identical keyboard designed for your notebook model.

Question is: why do you look for keyboards for old notebook models if you can order new one for L500.
On eBay you can get it quite affordable.

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I have a Toshiba l555-s7008 that came with Win 7 64 bit on it. I need to downgrade to XP for my work as we are not yet compatible with 7.

I'm having trouble doing it as I don't have the device drivers for XP on computer and on the toshiba site they don't have them either for my model. Has anyone done this successfully or have any suggestions? I called tech support and they just sent me to their website for support. Grrr....

Also I have a disc to downgrade XP but it just gives a blue screen.

Thanks much in advance!

Answer:Downgrade Win 7 to XP on Toshiba

Hi and welcome to TSF you could try win 7 virtual pc for xp http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/ or you could look into a dual boot http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...dows-7-xp.html these would be the easier options,the next would involve this http://www.techsupportforum.com/f19/...rs-419050.html

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hi there!!

i had a toshiba satellite a300 that unfortunately died... i want to take the hard disk drive from it an put it on my cousin's toshiba satellite l500 laptop...
I siply put it to l500 but it stacks at a point that shows again and again something about media test and more...

What i'm supposed to do?
Te strange (to me that i'm not very computer guy) is that at bios setting shows the model of the hard disk...
I mean that the l500 recognises the drive...please help me...



thanks in advance..

Answer:HDD swop from Satellite A300 to Satellite L500

Hi

Satellite A300 supports the same HDD like a Satellite L500. Both use the SATA HDD therefore the inserted HDD should work.
Its good sign, that the HDD is visible in BIOS. This means that HDD is recognized and in good condition.

I?m wondering what you have done after the HDD has been inserted.
Did you try to install the system using Toshiba recovery disk or another disk?
Did you try to format the HDD firstly?

Try to boot form the system disk and format the HDD firstly.
Then follow with system installation

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Good day,

First of all thank you for your really appreciated help.

I want to downgrade from Win 8.1 to Win 7 my notebook Toshiba P50-B-115, and I would like to maintain UEFI BIOS.

Here is what I did step by step, according to your superb guide:

1) From bios setup
Disable SECURE BOOT
Keep enabled UEFI MODE

2) Created a bootable GPT/UEFI USB with win7 64 bit using Rufus

3) Launched Win 7 setup at boot using USB
---> Custom Install 'advanced'
---> 4 partition on Drive 0
---> Deleted all 4 partitions and then clicked on New - Apply

4) Now I have 4 partitions again: Recovery, System, MSR, Primary
(On the guide i was following it's recommended to have only 3 partitions, System-MSR-Primary)

5) After choosing Drive 0 Partition 4 "Primary", I proceeded with the installation.
It worked fine until the end and then it rebooted the pc.

From there I'm stucked: if I keep my USB into the PC, the installation process starts again from the beginning.
If I unplug the USB, pc is unable to boot and i get a message saying to reinsert the win7 DVD to correct errors at start-up.
Windows is unable to load: I get a message similar to .... System/EFI/Documents... etc

I've followed the guides here at sevenforum on how to install Win7 UEFI, but I'm pretty sure I'm doing something wrong.

Again, thank you for your much needed help :-)

Matteo

Answer:Toshiba P50-B-115 Downgrade Win 7 with UEFI

Hi to all!

Could my problem be related to the USB 3.0? Because my laptop has only 4 USB 3.0.

Do you think I could solve it using a DVD or it doesn't matter?

Thank you!

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Yes, I know it's an old laptop, but it was bought for one purpose and one purpose only - to install Win98SE on it for all my old dos games so I can keep 'em off my XP machine :)Prob is, I can't for the life of me work out how to downgrade its current OS (Win XP Pro Service Pack 2) to Win98SE. I have a bootable Win98SE disc ready, but can't seem to get into the Toshiba's BIOS to tell it to boot from CD.What I really want of course, is to install Win98SE onto it in place of XP, without losing my data (documents, progs, etcetera). Is there any way to do this? :)Thanks in advance,NChick :)(Further info on the laptop in question, in case it's req. :266mhz P2, 192Mb ram, 6gb hdd [split into 5 and 1 gb partitions],+ floppy and cdrom drive in docking station attachment. I have discs ready with Win 98 drivers for all its devices)

Answer:Downgrade req. for Toshiba 7020CT

Ensure the current file system on the partition you wish to install 98 to is FAT32 and not NTFS otherwise 98 won't install without formatting. From a google search, hit [ESC] during startup to access the BIOS. Rename or delete (preferable) the current c:\windows and c:\program files folders. You'll need to re-install programs when 98 is installed. Move the contents of the relevant "Documents and Settings" folder to the Windows 98 equivalent C:\My Documents when 98 is up and running. 98 should fit in less than 400mb but as already stated you may have to remove the XP c:\Windows folder to create room on such a small HD/partition

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Hello peps,

I am on Vista and would like to downgrade to XP.
I was told that this is posslble through the toshiba website and that it will then not invalidate my laptop.

Also later when Vista gets better and my programes can be up dated. I can come back up again.
Is this true and can any body help.

thanks

Answer:I want to downgrade from Vista to XP using the Toshiba website

Hi.

Sorry I can't answer your question !.
I would like to do this also but am amazed there is only your one question on this matter.
I can't find a link on this website to actually contact Toshiba to ask them a direct question.
Am I having trouble with my sight or can you see any link to get Toshiba help ?.
Hope we can get a response to this issue.

Thanks

Peter.

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Gave up on Vista and went to Downgrade to Win XP Pro SP2. Took lots of effort to get the drivers (XP) for the hardware... it is all suppose to be "in there" in XP according to Toshiba!

It's a new Toshiba 17" Satellite P105-S6147 and according to the restore disk that came with the computer it's using a conexant audio driver (for Vista).

Any help to get a driver that works would be great - 'cause the BIOS beep is getting REALLY annoying. THANKS!
 

Answer:XP Downgrade Toshiba Notebook Sound Driver

I would think you could go to Toshiba's web site, navigate to the downloads/drivers page and download any drivers you need for that model. I'll check it out too, and if I find what you need, I'll post a link....

hopperdave2000

Edit: I did some research at Toshiba.com. I had to use a backward way to find these drivers. They're both Conexant audio drivers for WinXP, but I think the second link is your best bet...
http://askiris.toshiba.com/ToshibaS...sliceId=&dialogID=4362283&stateId=0 0 4356847
http://askiris.toshiba.com/ToshibaS...sliceId=&dialogID=4362283&stateId=0 0 4356847

GOOD LUCK!
 

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On the spesifications of the Satelite L500-1V1 it says that there is 4096MB DDR3 RAM with 1066MHz, but why is there only 533MHz in each card?

I don't suppose you have to multiply it with 2?

Answer:RAM MHZ on Satellite L500-1V1

Hi

As far as I know the notebook has been equipped with the DDR3 1066MHz (PC3-8500) 2GB modules?
There are two modules means notebook uses 4GB RAM.

But the 1066MHz can be reached only if the FSB (front side bus) would support 1066MHz too?

Greets

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Satellite L500/049
Part Number - PSLS3A-049002

my note book model is this one. When i buy this computer on last December. I install 32bit Window 7 . Then i found out the ram only used 2.84GB.

So i follow the toshiba webpage to recover my computer and upgrate to 64bit Window7. But final i found out the ram still 4GB (2.84GB used)

so how can i make the ram from 2.84 to 4.00 GB ?????? = ''4.00GB (4.00GB used)

Thanks

Answer:4GB ram use on Satellite L500/049

Hi,

Not sure if it solves your problem but try:

Go Start-Control Panel-System security -Administrative tools- System configuration-Boot - advanced options
make sure that maximum Memory option is not checked. If it's checked, uncheck, press Apply, Ok and restart.

Message was edited by: Jeka-IL

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I have a Toshiba Satellite L500-1XC. will it take an solid state drive to replace the hdd inside it now?
I was looking at the Toshiba 120gb stor.E comes with caddy, cables, and software to clone you old hdd, its SATA III.

IS MY LAPTOP SATA III?

Answer:Can I use SSD with my Satellite L500-1XC?

Of course you can use SSD. When you do this you will see how fast your notebook runs.
I recommend you Samsung 840 Series SSD. I use it with my Satellite notebook.

Which one you want to use is your decision.

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I have a Satellite L500-02C and I install Windows 7 32bit from original version of 64bit to run application that wouldn't work on it. I have installed all drivers for the 32bit, but I am having trouble getting the drivers for the touchpad (synaptic) also the driver for the function keys. I have tried the Toshiba web site download from there but they don't work.

Can anyone help?

Answer:Re: Satellite L500-02C

Download and install the 32bit versions of the Toshiba Value Added Package and the Flashcards Support Utility from the L500 drivers page. 64bit version may not work.

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When I ran a diagnostic report on my laptop (Satellite L500-1XL) it said that my RAM was low and to upgrade it for better performance - it has been very slow to start up as of late.
However I have discovered that my model has been discontinued and I'm not sure what to do.
Any suggestions?

Bear in mind I am a total novice when it comes to computers so nothing too technical please!
Thank you.

Answer:Low RAM in Satellite L500-1XL

With more RAM your notebook will have better performance.
According notebook specification your notebook is delivered with 2 GB RAM but it can be upgraded up to 4 GB.

So buy second 2 GB RAM and upgrade your notebook.

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My laptop will not switch on unless the cable from the on off switch is disconnected and the connections are bridged on the motherboard. Any suggestions please?

Answer:Satellite L500-1DT will not switch on

Can you start your notebook if battery is removed and notebook connected to AC power supply only?

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I have a friend moving to NZ soon. What will she need to use her laptop. JUst a UK to NZ plug adaptor or new mains adaptor?

TIA
Trevor

Answer:Using a UK Satellite L500-1XL in New Zealand

> JUst a UK to NZ plug adaptor or new mains adaptor?

Yes, I think he will need just an wall adapter. The AC adaptor works worldwide.

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Hi

I would like to restore my Toshiba back to the factory settings.

I have tried to press F8 during startup to acces repair menu, but the recovery wizard is not an option.
I have tried pressing 0 while starting up but no recovery wizard there either.

I can see the HDD folder at the drive E: but there does not seem to be an option for starting recovery there eihter

Any suggestions what to do?

Answer:How to use HDD recovery on Satellite L500?

Do you use original preinstalled OS hat you got with your notebook or own OS version?

Have you created recovery discs? If yes, use these discs for recovey image installation.

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Hi All!

I have noticed that Intel have released new drivers for their 4500MHD graphic card, however, the one's released on Toshiba's site for my Satellite L500-1KK are older and are never updated as frequently as those released on Intel's site, my questions are:

1. Is it safe to use the new drivers from Intel for their chipset or should I stick to the ones released by Toshiba?
2. What possible differences are there between these Intel drivers and Toshiba's? ?:|

Thanks all!

Answer:Satellite L500-1KK - Which driver to use?

Hi,

You see, dude, If everything works fine don't touch the system with any driver update. I still run my laptop with the old drivers and satisfied.

> 1. Is it safe to use the new drivers from Intel for their chipset or should I stick to the ones released by Toshiba?

Yes, you can use intel chipset drivers and shouldn't be worry :)

> What possible differences are there between these Intel drivers and Toshiba's??

As I know, they are pretesed by Toshiba.

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I'm currently having issues with my Toshiba Satellite L500 series. The problem being, I can run purchased audio CDs, as well as DVD movies, but I can NOT run DVDrom games. Music CDs automatically start up Media Player just fine, as well as movies with their corresponding players.. DVDrom Games (such as Dragon Age Origins and Left 4 Dead) will not read, nor be recognized. When I go through "Computer" and try to access the game, it says "No disc available. Please insert disc into D: drive". So from what I'm understanding, the CD/DVD rom can not be completely broken if it is reading all types, except for DVDrom games.

Can someone PLEASE help me with this! It's rather frustrating since my computer is just now at a year old! I'd hate to think all computer companies sell computers that fall apart after a year.... I was hoping it was different with Toshiba.

Once again, CD/DVDrom can read CDs and DVD movies, but NOT DVDrom Games. Please help!!! Thanks in advance!

Answer:Satellite L500 - Can't run DVD-ROM games

Hi adecker,

Maybe it?s caused due the upper and lower filters in registry. You should try removing it as you can read in this Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060

I had a similar problem that certain disks can?t be read anymore. So I went thorugh the forum and founded out to clean the CD/DVD drive lens by using a microfiber cloth. Be careful if you do this and don?t scratch the lens.
Check this!!!

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Hello,

sorry my english is not so good and I hope you can help me.

Today my dog run over my laptop and the key K is broken. The plastic on the key is broken. Is it possible I can only order the key K for myy notebook?
I bought the notebook in last year and I need my notebook every day. Thank you so much for your help.

Best regards,
palma72

Answer:The key K is broken on Satellite L500-R19

As far as I know you cannot order one single key but if only the small key cap is broken but small mechanism is not defective you can try to contact Toshiba service and ask for help.
I?m 100% sure they have enough defective keyboards and can give you this single key cap.

Pay a coffee and maybe you will get one. ;)

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Dear Forum members!

I have a Toshiba L500-1XR (PSLJHE-001001HU) device.

Its originally shipped with core i3-330M (C2) CPU.
I'd like to upgrade it to i5-520M or better CPU -which same socketed, and have same power consumption.

From this i5 CPU, there are 2 steppings: c2, k0
My CPU have C2 stepping.

My question is:
Is BIOS 2.00 supports K0 steppings CPU's also, or - downloadable newest(?) BIOS 2.10 supports K0 stepping, or not at all?

So, can I use all, same socketed CPU's, or C2 stepping's only?

I didn't find any relevant information on internet.
Where can I find more information about the BIOS changes?

Answer:Satellite L500-1XR CPU compatibility

As I see, 51+ person opened my question, but, still no answer.

IF is it so difficult question, please, provide me with an idea, where, how can I get this information?

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brand new L500, downloaded a few programmes, all of a sudden, cant use the touchpad at all
i can use external mouse no prob
Thanks

Answer:Cannot use touchpad on my new Satellite L500

Is maybe touchpad disabled with FN+F9?
Please use this key combination and be sure touchpad is enabled.

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Hi,

My brother's Laptop refuses to start up, It won't even let me get into Safe Mode by pressing F8, I have to hold the power on button but when I let go the power light comes on for about a second but then disappears.

This happened after It asked him to do a System Restore at start-up, but then it didn't boot up after that, Any help?

Answer:Satellite L500-DT1 won't Start Up

Hi,

Can you enter the Bios pressing F2 on powering up? Have you tried to restore from Hdd recovery? You say that has started after trying to do a System restore, so I guess the bootsect.exe corrupted... If you have Windows live Cd try to boot up from it.

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Hi there

I have a toshiba Satellite L500 and windows vista is full of AppCrashes, so i wanted to restore the windows partition.The problem is that I can't start windows recovery rom pressing F8 or hdd recovery pressing 0 key. When i press f8 and choose the windows recovery it just ignores me, shows me a blak sren and the menu again.
I tried using Hiren's boot to start, before my pen burned off, and i could the recovery partions, i just can't boot from them.

Thanks in advance

Answer:Can't recover Satellite L500

Hi Luis

To be honest I didn?t understand what happen exactly but check please follow Toshiba document -
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD1303440001R02.htm
and check how it works.


Please post some feedback with exact explanation what happen when you try to start HDD recovery installation.

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Hi I have a second hand Satellite L500-1XC, the previous owner has installed Ubuntu (which I can't access due to password) as well as windows 7 and I'm trying the laptop restore it to factory settings but I just don't know how.

I've tried turning it off and then holding 0 and pressing the start button. On start up the bottom of the screen does say HDD Recovery at the bottom left of the screen but after that it just goes to the selection part for me to pick either Ubuntu or Windows 7 and then just loads the laptop as normal.

I have tried looking for the Recovery Media Creator but I can't find it. It seems many of the original Toshiba utilities and supports have been deleted.

If anyone can help me to fix this laptop I would be so grateful as I really can't afford to buy a recovery disk from Toshiba.

Thanks

Answer:Satellite L500-1XC HDD Recovery help

> I'm trying the laptop restore it to factory settings but I just don't know how
I don?t think that HDD recovery would work because the Linux has been installed on the HDD and I think the partition table has been changed.
This might be the reason why the HDD recovery isn?t working.

You could still check this Toshiba document which describes the whole HDD recovery procedure:
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD1303440001R01.htm

So now HDD recovery does not work? in this case you can use only the installation disk.
You can try to install Windows 7 using Microsoft disk (the Toshiba drivers are downloadable) or you will order the disk from Arvato:
http://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Last week I bought a brand new Satellite L 500 laptop with Inter i3 processor, 1 GB ATI graphic card, 4 GB ram, etc.
Everything is OK in general, however, I find the fan to be very very noisy.

I used to own a HP Pavillion laptop and could hardly notice the fan while with my new laptop the fan noise is really loud.
Does anybody know if this is normal or if this could be fixed somehow?

I researched the internet for a solution but I could not find any and apparently nobody is complaining about the fan noise on L 500 laptops so perhaps it is me only that have this problem?

Thanks.

Stefano

Answer:Satellite L500 and Fan Noise

For optimal notebook usage use ?Balanced? power plan. Go to advanced settings for this plan and in Toshiba power saver you can find ?Cooling method? option.
Reduce the level there. I am pretty sure notebooks fan will be much quieter than before.

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Im looking to upgrade my Toshiba L500-1ZP
Upgrade includes 2 x 4GB DDR3 1066Mhz a SSD 500GB and changing out the current i3 330M with an i5 580M (tdp on both is 35W)

The only problem im walking against is Bios support for the i5 580M
Did Toshiba make 1 bios version for ALL L500 series laptops?
ifso can any one tell me if there is a toshiba l500 series laptop with a i5 580m cpu?

Thanks in advanced?

Answer:RAM upgrade of Satellite L500

not sure about the bios, but you might wanna make sure that the i3 die is the same as the i5 die (in shape and size). It should be because mobile i3/5/7's are basically all the same 2c4t with different clocks and cache amounts

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I see that I have three Primary partitions already made on this new L500 ~
1.) 2GiB /dev/hda1 for Toshiba Recovery,
2.) 330+GiB (C:) for Vista and 3.) 12GiB /dev/hda3 ???.

I need to dual boot two windows installations and use and extended partition for Linux and Storage.

What is the third partition for and can I configure things so that I can save it within a Logical Partition ?

My aim is:

/dev/hda1 = Toshiba Recovery
/dev/hda2 = Vista
/dev/hda3 = Windows 7 ~ RC7
/dev/hda4 = Extended for all others ( including Linux, the 12GiB existing and a common storage space as well.)

Any suggestions or thoughts before I dive in ?

Regards, SnapafunFrank

Answer:Satellite L500 - What is the third partition on HDD?

Hi

The third partition belongs to Vista.
Vista creates two partitions; one a usual partition to install system and the second hidden partition for backup files. These backup files are important for Vista. Vista needs it to repair the OS if something will go wrong?

So it?s strongly recommended to leave this partition on the HDD?

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Help!

Just got the laptop out of the box (new) - turned it on.
Windows 7 Administrtaor account is locked and Other User won't recognise password / name.

Help!

Answer:Cannot boot Satellite L500 - new out of the box

Hi

Try this:
Power up the unit and press F8.
Choose Repair My Computer and then choose HDD Recovery.
The HDD recovery should start again and you should be able to reinstall the OS.

Good luck

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Hi, I have recently bought a brand new toshiba laptop but I am already concerned that the fan automatically turns itself on and off every 30 seconds. It gets really annoying and I haven't known any other laptop to do it. is there something wrong with the laptop already or is it normal?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Satellite L500 1XC Fan query

Try please to set ?cooling method? to minimum level. Notebook should run much quieter than before and without permanent on/off switching for cooling vent.

Power settings > for used power plan go to change power plan settings > change advanced power settings > Toshiba power saver settings > cooling method.

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I formatted my Satellite L500-1ZP (PSLS9E) and thought idd install win xp instead of win7 (dont have the backup disk/partition)
now when i start it up with the windows XP cd in it the blue screen "windows setup" starts but when its finished loading it gives me an error code:
"*** STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78DA63C, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)"

I've read somewhere that I need to download SATA drivers for my laptop and make a windows xp installation disk with the SATA drivers on it???

I've tried searching these drivers but i dont know wich ones i need and how to make the installation disk
Do I copy my original windows XP home cd and put the drivers in a folder somewhere on the disk?

I hope someone can solve my problem because the laptop is just one year old and I dont really want to buy a new one...

Answer:How to install WXP on my Satellite L500-1ZP?

I just hope you have created recovery DVD before you have started to install own OS. After own OS installation you will not have access to recovery data anymore.

You are right. For WXP installation you need SATA driver. How to install WXP on newer notebook models you can read on http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB85017Z0000R01.htm

At the end I must say that your last sentence is pretty confusing for me. You have bought notebook designed for Win7 and you want to use old WXP on it. Do you really think you must buy new notebook if you want to install WXP?

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Hello To Every One.

Dear All.

I Have *Toshiba Setellite L500-14F* Model and Currently i am Running Windows 7 On it ,As It Did Not Came With Any OS So i Install Windows 7 on it.

So Now I Want To Install Windows XP on it , As I am Facing Some Problems to Work With Some Software Which Are Not Supporting and Having Compatibility Issues With Windows 7.

I Had Allready Downloaded All Drivers For Windows XP For This Notebook.
By Reading and Searching The Forums I Found Out That I Need To Upgrade They BIOS Also So I Did That But Invain.

So Please Help By Guiding Me That What Steps Do I Had To Take To Successfully Install The Windows Xp on This Machine. As I Am Faild Twice A Time.

Thanks in Advance

And Best Regards

Answer:I want to install Win XP on Satellite L500-14F

Hi,

if you want to install Xp on your computer, you need to change Sata Controller in Bios ,,Compatible,, otherwise you will meet a blue screen during installation. It's because of AHCI drivers Then after installation, you can download and install Storage Manager and return AHCi mode in Bios. You can also integrate them into Windows disk.

you can read here:

http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD9401AN0000R01.htm

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So today I decided to restart my computer because it was being a bit slow.

Now the whole laptop wont even boot up. In the picture that happens, then it brings me to the boot menu.
I try every boot option but it just brings me back to the boot menu.

When i try to system recover, the screen turns black after it says 'Windows is loading files'.
I havent done anything to it in the last 24 hours.

What it looks like when i boot up.
http://i.imgur.com/7bHA0h3.jpg

Answer:Satellite L500 won't boot

On the picture its visible that the notebook tries to boot from the HDD?. But obviously this procedure fails.
Therefore I would assume that the internal HDD does not work properly?
Probably the previous slowdowns were related to the HDD issues.

Try to boot from using a Linux Live CD or another bootable system live disk (WinPE)
Such ?Live CDs? don?t install anything on the HDD and usually even if the HDD would be faulty, the notebook could be booted up.

Finally I think you will need to replace the HDD in order to reinstall the system.

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I bought a Satellite L500 and brought it home the first day I froze, the only way to switch off was the on off button. Luckily the shop kindly replaced it for me. Took the second Satellite L500 home and the next day it did the same thing! It froze and I rang toshiba and they told me to run recovery disk, I did and it again froze after recovery?

Okay I went back to shop and they again kindly exchanged it for another L500 (why did I bother). Now 4 weeks later after being okay its started freezing again. Now this is a big problem! I am so dissapointed with Toshiba and quite annoyed of to. I rang them an have to ship it off, and telling me to pay an 82 dollar fee and its under warranty. This is not stress a uni student needs!

I decided to google these L500 series and apparently this is quite common the freezing thing? Can anyone suggest a solution?

Answer:Satellite L500 - Always freezing

What drivers are you installing? Maybe a printer driver or something is causing the freezing?

Did you install extra RAM? Run memtest to test the RAM for errors. www.memtest.org

Also try disabling the Wireless LAN. Some Routers can freeze laptops and require a firmware update

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Hi,

i had to recover my Satellite L500 ( windows 7 )after the originial hard drive crashed and I had to replace it with a new hard drive(Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000BPVT 500GB). I used the original recovery dvd but the installation stoped after the reboot while starting windows. with this error message: Setup Could not configure Windows on this hard ware.

Does anybody know a solution to this problem?
Thanks in advance.
Florian

Answer:Canīt recover Satellite L500

Hello Florian

Have you tried to install recovery image few times?
Does it always end with same error message?

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Hi

i bought this computer about a month ago and for the past week it has begun freezing for no reason.

I could be using the internet or i could be using Word it could even just be sitting there idle and it freezes up.
Ctrl Alt Del dosent even work the only way to rectify the problem is turn the power off and restart. I brought the computer because i am doing a uni degree online and this really isnt helping.

Answer:Satellite L500 keeps freezing

Hi

Did you notice an higher temperature while notebook freezes?
In most cases an higher, internal temperature could be the reason for such similar notebook symptoms.

How about new OS installation?
Did you try this?

If not, I recommend running the HDD recovery which would allow you to reset the unit back to factory settings?

You should also check the RAM using an memtest tool...

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The AC Adaptor on my Satellite L500 died while the laptop was in for warranty repairs (again), the repairer put the cord straight in the bin without recording the part number for me.

How can I find out the PA number to buy a replacement adaptor?

Thanks

Answer:Need new AC Adaptor for Satellite L500

Hi

What you need is 19V AC adapter. You can use several AC adapters but can you please post exact notebook model name (L500-xxx)?

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hi,

does anybody know why the L500-1VT is out of stock everywhere online and the estimated times till new stock arrives keep getting pushed back?

are Toshiba replacing this model with one just a good? i.e. i5 CPU and decent ATI graphics?

Answer:Satellite Pro L500-1VT - not on stock anywhere?

Hi

As far as I know the Satellite Pro L500-1VT is available ONLY in Italy and UK.
If you are leaving somewhere else, then you would need to search for another Pro L500 model with the same hardware specifications.

I?m sure some online dealers would offer similar Pro L500 models?

Greets

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I don't find the model L500-1ET and its drivers. Is this model XP compatible?

Answer:Re: Satellite L500-1ET - Is it XP compatible?

Hi willy,

As far as I know the Satellite L500-1ET belongs to the PSLJTE series and therefore you can find all driver on the Toshiba page:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

I have checked this and it seems that your model is XP compatible. You can download all drivers for XP. :)

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Hi

I have to buy a new keyboard for my Toshiba L500-1V1.
Could somebody please tell me which keyboards are suitable for Toshiba L500-1V1?

I have to get it as soon as possible and it seems to be impossible to find an original Toshiba keyboard replacement here in Finland.

That is why I am wondering if some other brands keyboard (f.ex asus, acer, hp, samsung, lenovo) would suit my computer because they are available in stores?

Thank you in advance!

Answer:Satellite L500-1V1 What keyboard can I use?

Hi

The Satellite L500 supports and is equipped with an standard black A4+10key keyboard.
Usually keyboards released for other notebook series using the same layout (A4+10key type) should be compatible.

Furthermore you can always order a compatible keyboard from Toshiba authorized service partner in your country.

Greets
Randy

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Hi,





I am experiencing a "little" problem. Everything started with the following BSOD :

0x00009C (0x00000000, 0x8922c94c, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

I managed to find out that the touchpad is faulty. I disconnected it , problem solved.



It was working fine until I noticed that only one core is working out of 2 (Intel i3 M330).

In the BIOS I found:



Dynamic CPU Freqency Mode - Always Low

Core Multi-Processing - Disabled



So I switched them on to:



Dynamic CPU Frequency Mode - Dynamic

Core Multi-Processing - Enabled



For first the windows 7 64bit crashed with the followind BSOD message:



STOP 0x0000009C (0x0000000000000000, 0xFFFFF88002F6BB70, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000)



Since this message I can switch it on but there is no display, no response.

Is there any solution for this?



Modell: Satellite L500- 1QK

PSLS9E-01000SEN

Answer:Satellite L500 BSOD

>Since this message I can switch it on but there is no display, no response.

I?m afraid I don?t understand this? what do you mean by ?no display? exactly?
Can you see the Toshiba splash screen and can you access the BIOS properly?

From my understanding this BIOS should be set to default settings (in BIOS press F9 and F10 to save the changes) in order to get the same BIOS settings configured by Toshiba? then the BIOS should be configured properly.

Generally speaking the BSOD appears due to serious software or hardware problem.
In most cases the system recovery should solve system problems but if the BSOD would still appear even after the usage of recovery disk, then I would assume your hardware is affected.

This would mean that any single hardware parts like memory or motherboard should be tested

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Hi I have this laptop and I want to know if I can do hardware upgrade (cpu , gpu , memory etc.)

Also I want to ask if i can put this cpu " i3-330M 2.13Ghz socket PGA98A " its from another L 500 but I don't know more .

Thanks .

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Hi All

I am new to this forum. I have been given a Toshiba Satellite L500 to attempt to repair and the fault is that the laptop was shutdown normally and now will not turn on.

I have checked the power adapter which is giving out 19.25v. I have stripped the laptop down to motherboard level and have checked where the DC jack plug is soldered to the motherboard and that also reads 19.25v with the adapter plugged in. Can anyone suggest a possible cause.

My initial thoughts are a motherboard failure but any other ideas are very welcome.


Gary

Answer:Satellite L500 is not Switching ON

Your description is OK but we still don?t know some facts.

When notebook is connected to AC power supply is power LED on notebook ON or not?
Is battery LED on (charging)?

On this virtual way we can just speculate what the problem can be but if there is no power supply there must be problem with power supply electronic and, I?m afraid, you need some professional help with this.

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hello every body

I really need drivers for Satellite L500-14F. I just bought it and I did format for it then it asked me for drivers update. The shop doesn't gave me any CD for it. Is it right for this model without drivers CD if it is why they made without drivers update?

Please answer me I'm waiting.

Answer:Satellite L500-14F - Where can I get drivers?

Hi!

What OS have you installed?

The L500-14F belongs to the PSLJTE series so you can find all drivers on the Toshiba page. I?m wondering that you didn?t find them.
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

And yes that?s normal that Satellite L500 doesn?t have a recovery DVD because you have to create this disk yourself. Therefore you have to start the Toshiba recovery disk creator on preinstalled OS but now it?s too late because you have already installed another OS. If you want a recovery disk you have to order a new one from Toshiba directly.

At the end I can only say you should read the user manual first if you buy something new. You shouldn?t use the notebook if you don?t know anything. ;)

Bye

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What make and model is the Ethernet? I have looked at manual but it doesn't mention it.

Thanks

Answer:Which LAN card is used on my Satellite L500-1XJ?

Hi

Your notebook has Realtek LAN card inside.

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Hello, I hope some one can help.

The computer is of my brother and he lost the installation cd and we need it to reinstall windows and all the features. I hope some one can help us.

thanks!

Answer:Need installations CD for Satellite L500-245

If you use original OS that you got with your notebook you can create new recovery DVD using preinstalled Toshiba recovery disc creator software.
You can also try to reinstall original recovery image using HDD recovery option - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD1303440001R01.htm

If not than you must order it on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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I just purchased a new L500/00U, took it home, plugged it, turned it on and it has been in configuration mode with a few reboots for over an hour.

Is this normal?

Answer:New Satellite L500/00U keeps configuring

I?m afraid it is normal. Last week I got friends Satellite L500 and I have noticed the same.
To be honest I thought something was wrong with it but finally after almost a hour OS was installed and configured properly.

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Hello,

I just instaled Win XP on my L500-13Z but I cant find any driver for my motherboard card. It seems that it is a Toshiba motherboard called KSWAA 1.00 but I didnt find any XP driver...
Hope I'll find some help here.

Thank you

Christophe

Answer:Need drivers for Satellite L500-13Z with win XP

Hello

As far as I know newest notebook models will not be supported for WXP anymore. At some point WXP must be history and you should use newest hardware with newest OS.
Anyway, your notebook model has Mobile Intel GM45 Express Chipset and if you need WXP drivers you are on your own. Google is your friend! ;)

I just hope you have created recovery installations DVD before you installed WXP.

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Hello, I have to replace my whole heatsink on my Satellite L500-1XZ. Any idea where I can find a heatsink for that model, because I searched and searched and can't find anything yet.
The exact model is L500-1XZ PSLJHE
number on the heatsink is: AT0920020V0 AVCS 0A 101E

Please if somebody have any info about where I can find heatsink help me! Thank you!

Answer:Re: Need new heatsink for my Satellite L500-1XZ

I my opinion all L500 have the same construction and I also think that you must simply search heatsink for L500. With a little bit luck you can find it on eBay or googling around.

Other way contact nearest Toshiba service provider and ask if you can order a part with this part number. I hope they can do this for you.

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