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Where can i find/and remove the HD of a toshiba satellite 1620 CDS?

Question: Where can i find/and remove the HD of a toshiba satellite 1620 CDS?

I have a problem with my harddisc of my toshiba 1620.
I want it to be replaced but when i unscrew the back cover of the laptop there is no way i can remove the cover.
Can someone tell me how to access the HD ?

With all the best regards.

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Preferred Solution: Where can i find/and remove the HD of a toshiba satellite 1620 CDS?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: Where can i find/and remove the HD of a toshiba satellite 1620 CDS?


I think that the HDD at the Sat 1620 is inside under the keyboard. It is very difficult to remove and change it for an enduser, please contact one of the Toshiba Service Partner!

Bye Bob

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Please, I need a drivers for TOSHIBA SATELLITE 1620:

or original CD image.
My e-mail is [email protected]

Thank you

Answer:Need a driver for TOSHIBA SATELLITE 1620


have a look on this page
under Support & Downloads, Download drivers


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I had to replace the hard disk drive in my notebook (Toshiba Satellite L50-C-,19P) windows 10. So when I try to put Windows back on my notebook it can't find the new hard drive. It says I need drivers for my hard disk drive. I can't find any on the Toshiba website and on other sites the ones don't work. Does anyone know where I could get the right drivers for my hard disk drive Toshiba MQ01ABD100?
If not, is it possible to buy another hard disk drive for which I can get some drivers? What kind of hdd could I use instead?

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Hello everybody.
I've got an old fashioned 480 CDT here, used, but still works fine. Runs Win98 fine so far.

The Problem: The machine urgently needs re-installation, but I've got no disks for the Toshiba specific tools (i.e. HWSETUP etc.) which came originally with the laptop. (But a Win98 CD I do have!) Seems that they've been lost along its long way.

I didn't find a possibility to download these tools from the Toshiba support pages. Maybe I'm too blind so somebody can give me a link where to download the Toshiba Tools?

Where can I find these tools? (I did find the Archive section, but there these tools aren't listed :-(

Thanks in advance.


Answer:Where I could find Toshiba tools for my Satellite Pro 480 CDT


I looked on the toshiba sites after your problem and you could go to
in the menu Support & Download - Driver Download you could find a site to download drivers.

In the first drop down menu you have to choose ARCHIVE there is your laptop.

But there is only the Advanced Power Mode for W98 and BIOS update downloadable

it seems that the Satellite Pro 480 was only delievered with Win95.

It'll hope this will help you


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Hi everybody

I bought a laptop TOSHIBA Sattellite from a supermarket, but when I wanted to download the drivers from TOSHIBA official site, I did not find my pc in the list of drivers or in any page of the site, even with the automatic detection, knowing that reference of the laptop is TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A-19K.

Now I want to know is that normal, or am I a victim of an imitation product.

Answer:Cannot find my Satellite C55-A-19K on Toshiba page

As I can see this notebook model was delivered without preinstalled operating system so I presume you want to find drivers, tools and utilities on Toshiba download page -

Your notebook model is listed there but you must watch which criteria you must choose. As you can see you cannot search for C55-A-19K but for Satellite C55-A with part number PSCG8E.

Please check it again.

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My Granddaughter Toshiba Satellite can't find a WiFi net yet mine can connect quite easily. I click on the WiFi icon and it comes up "No WiFi available"

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Hello everyone!

I have a Toshiba Satellite L300D-13X

But on the Toshiba support website, If I enter its serial nr then it doesent get recognised. If I insted use the little software that are suppose to identify you computer model, that too fails to recognise my model. And last I tried to manually enter my model. I choose Satellite, L300D and then the closest I can choose is L300D-13J, but mine is L300D-13X, Should I choose the L300D-13J anyway?

Anyone who recognise this problem, I would be most greatful

Best regards.

Answer:Satellite L300D-13X - Can't find it on the Toshiba website

Hi Qwerty,

I don?t know what you did wrong but I can find your notebook model on the Toshiba website. As far as I know it belongs to the PSLC0E series so follow this: > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers
Notebook > Satellite > Satellite L Series > Satellite L300D series > PSLC0E

Now you can choose the operating system that you have and download all updates! :)

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I recently bought a Toshiba A300-16c but have been unable to find it on the Toshiba website.

I am trying to look to extend the 1 year warranty and there is an offer on at the moment to extend the Toshiba 1 year warranty on a variety of models but the A300-16c isnt listed and doesnt even exist on this website.

Can anyone help?

Answer:Re: Cannot find Satellite A300-16c on Toshiba website


Satellite A300-16C seems to belongs to the PSAJ4E series?
It?s definitely a Toshiba European model and as far as I?m not mistaken this unit were delivered in Italy?

May I ask you how did you try to register the warranty???

In your case I would recommend visiting the Toshiba European support page: -> Support & Download -> Standard Warranty

Check it out!

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dear friends

Please I have some problems with my Satellite A50-109, I formated it and I cant found ethernal driver from toshiba site. The second problem I have with it again, it hang ever 5munite from the day i formated it.

Please I need help to solve it.thks

Answer:Satellite A50-109 - Can't find drivers on the Toshiba site

Hi Newton_1,

It?s nice that you have founded this forum and post here a little bit but some important informations are missing.

Which OS you have?
How did you reinstall Windows (Microsoft or Toshiba disk)?

Furthermore it would be interesting to know what you mean with Ethernal driver. Do you mean Ethernet driver?

Normally if you reinstall Windows by using Toshiba recovery disk you don?t need a special driver. Everything is preinstalled on your computer.

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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?


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:

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


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I recently bought a new Toshiba Satellite C850D-10H (model number: PSC9UE-005005PL) and installed Win 7 86x Ultimate, but i am having a problem with USB 3.0 drivers, i can't find anyone working.

I searched everywhere, downloaded some, but non worked. Also i cant find any drivers at the official page of this laptop in Toshiba site.

Can someone give me a hand? Any site or source i can downloaded drivers for this laptop?

Thanks in advance and sorry for my English.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite C850D-10H USB 3.0 Drivers, can't find them anywhere

Ok, i found them after all, downloaded the AMD catalyst manager and installed them through there and it worked.

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Hi guys

I have just removed Windows Vista from my Satellite P300 and installed a retail version of Windows 7 32 bit.

My question is now I have lost the Toshiba software on my laptop like the cd writer software and the web cam software and the toshiba Tempro, so just what do I need to download to get all the toshiba software that was on the computer before. Do I need the tempro software?

Hopw someone can give me some advice please

Answer:Satellite P300 - Where to find Toshiba tools?

Hi sam2149,

It?s no problem to get the Toshiba tools again. You don?t need TEMPRO to download all tools, just visit the Toshiba website and download all drivers and tools that you want: > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

All available downloads for your model can be found here.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite U205-S5002. Yesterday when I attempted to start my laptop I received this error message: windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \windows\system32\config\system

And something about pressing "r" from the recovery disk. Well, I booted from the only disk I received when I purchased the computer and there is no option for repair. The only options available are to return the laptop to "out of box" condition, or to erase the hard drive. In addition, every search I've done on this error message references a recovery console, yet I cannot seem to find one.

I have several very important documents that I did not back up. Also, this happened after I shut the laptop down and put it in my laptop backback (in a nylon zipped pocket) and wonder if it could have overheated? I'm dreading the possibility that my documents cannot be retrieved.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Specifically I need to know if and how I can get to the recovery console (I've tried F8 to no avail).

Please help...


Answer:Toshiba Satellite Can't Find Recovery Console

Hi, and welcome to TSF!

You need to borrow a Windows CD because the Toshiba recovery disk does not have the recovery console on it. This will allow you to run the recovery console.

Moved you to Microsoft support/Windows XP

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I turned on my laptop running windows 8 and the backlight lit up but there was no display. I could hear it turning on and the indicator light came on. When connected to an external monitor, the display was just fine. I did some research, opened it up and disconnected and reconnected a few things (which I do often) and closed it back up. When I tried to turn it on this morning it was unresponsive. When connected to the ac adapter the charging light will turn on but the power button does not turn the laptop on. I desperately need this laptop for school, it's beyond it's warranty and I don't have the money to get it serviced. If I can find the source of the problem I'm open to replacing said part as long as it's not more expensive than sending it out to Toshiba.

I've since taken the entire thing apart. The only things connected are the motherboard and CPU, both of which I've taken out and cleaned (fan was gross but I digress). I'm handy enough to be able to put it back together correctly and I know the basic parts, but I was hoping that someone could walk me though some troubleshooting as I put it back together. Or if that's not how it's done, maybe someone can help me take it apart in the right order to isolate the problem part once I get it back together.

I have high hopes that it can work again (as it was powering up just fine a couple days ago with the exception if the display problem) I'm just not sure how to ... Read more

Answer:Can't find source of unresponsive Toshiba Satellite

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I cannot find the Windows 10 product Key on my Toshiba Notebook. Where is the sticker? On my notebook or elsewhere? Thank you for your answers in advance

Answer:Cannot find Windows 10 serial key on Toshiba Satellite C50-C-1JL

Windows 8 PCs now embed their product keys in the BIOS.

In the past, a new Windows PC would display its product key on a sticker, usually on the side of a desktop and on the base or the bottom of the battery compartment on a laptop. But with Windows 8, Microsoft has switched gears and now stores and encrypts the key in the BIOS instead.

Guess its the same for Win 10.

I've seen an HP laptop running Win 10 that doesn't have said sticker either.

Settings /Update & Security/Activation to display key onscreen.

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I have get a Toshiba laptop, it is an old laptop, but I like it.
S1700-500 said the mark on the bottom of the notebook.
Model no.: ps170e-000ux-g3

It has a celeron CPU at 700MHz, 64+64M SD RAM and so on.

I have 3 question, if there is anybody can answer me!

1. Where can I find the service site for this notebook?

2. One memory module can be removed, how much memory can I place there? (If I buy a 512M notebook SDRAM, will it work whith it?)

3. It has a Ni-Mh Battery pack, DC9.6V and 4500mAh, it is an old one, and can not work with it for a minute... Can I replace it? Whitch models can I use? Has it any LiIon battery pack? In Hungary, where can I buy a battery pack for it?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite notebook, could not find the product


the European Toshiba Service Page is Http://

This Notebook runs with 192 Mb Memory max.

The Order Codes for the memory are :
128MB is PA3005U
64MB is PA3004U

hope this helps you

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I want to wipe my Satellite A210 clean, and do a fresh install of Windows7.

I found the Toshiba_Windows7_Drivers, but where do I find the installation-package of the software that was originally bundled on the laptop?

Thanks, Willem

Answer:Re: Satellite A210 - Where to find Toshiba bundled software?


Have a look here, please

The drivers and utilities are all there

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Good day Everyone ...

My laptop has been formatted and they can don't know how to install the original software / driver of may Toshiba Laptop Satellite C50-A481I want to have this original software/ application for my Laptop (Notebook???)

TOSHIBA Desktop Assist
TOSHIBA Display Utility
TOSHIBA Eco Utility?
TOSHIBA Function Key
TOSHIBA Media Player by sMedio TrueLink+
TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor
TOSHIBA System Settings

Can you Help me. Please

Thanks.. Admin/Everyone

Answer:Satellite C50-A481 - Where to find Toshiba bundled software

Go to Toshiba EU driver page and choose:

NotebookSatelliteSatellite C50-AAll<your OS>

Here the link to the driver website:

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I cant find my product "Satellite c660- 20L , why is that?

Thank you and the faster the response the better.

-----ahmad sakr------

Answer:I can't find Satellite C660-20L on Toshiba support page?

You mean you cannot find it on Toshiba download page - ?

Your notebook has model name and model number. For your notebook it is PSC1LE. Can you find it?

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Hello all. I am very new here. By very new I mean this is my first time posting on a Tech forum. I very often search for answers and appears a lot with solutions to practically every question I can think of.
Today I am stumped and running short on time.

My colleague from work, who is quite poor with computers and setting up and stuff, so I told him I would help him by removing Vista from his system and installing windows XP.
I know that this day and age I should be upgrading him to Windows 7, but I dont have that CD.

What I have done is this:

Installed a Windows XP Professional for a DELL onto his Toshiba Satellite A100-033.
I already knew (thanks to forums) that I would need to install the drivers for many of the devices after Windows XP installed. Oh I should mention, When installing XP I deleted the partition that originally hosted Vista, and formatted the drive to NTSF (forgive me if the arconym isnt exactly correct).
After installing XP, I searched Device Manager for the yellow ? marks. I currently have 7 yellows:

+ ? Other devices
- ? Ethernet Controller
- ? Ethernet Controller
- ? Mass Storage Controller
- ? PCI Device
- ? SM Bus Controller
- ? Video Controller
- ? Video Controller (VGA Compatible)

I have searched tirelessly for the drivers.
Toshiba website said thhis model is discontinued.
However, I thought I could find them somewhere else in the WWWeb.
Unfortunately I could not.
I found some unlicensed program which suppose... Read more

Answer:Need to find Toshiba Satellite A100-033 drivers? Do they still exist?

If the PC you are working on was bought with Vista pre-installed on, then installing XP should be ok as far as the hardware is concerned.
You can try a program to automatically do the searching for you, but it's not always 100% correct, and you may be left with a few to find.
This one seems to work fairly well;
You will need the product key that was supplied with the installation disc, to activate windows.
You should be able to get the Video card driver from either Nvidia or AMD (or SIS), from the information in 'Device manager'. the 'update driver' option can work, but sometimes has been known to download an old version of the driver.

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recently I had installed Windows 7 64Bit version and now I cannot find all the Toshiba Utilites that I had, when I bought the Laptop opererting with originaly Vista.

Please can someone help me.

Thanks In advance.

Answer:Cannot find Toshiba Utilities for Satellite P300 Win 7 64bit


May I ask you why you are looking for this ?Toshiba Utilities??
Are some notebook features no available?

In my opinion you don?t need Toshiba Utilities if you are using Win 7.
I have installed Win 7 and everything what I needed, was the VAP (value added package).

This package contains some tools and utilities.
If you want to use FN keys, then you should install additionally Toshiba Flash Cards Utility? such utility is not released for all notebooks models? so try to install such tool released for example for; Toshiba Satellite L500

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I am trying to find drivers for this product of your Toshiba Satellite A660-167 (PSAW3E-04P009B3)

Thank you in advance.


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I have a Toshiba laptop model- Satellite M70 and i could not able to find a sound driver for it ,could you help please?

Answer:Solved: Could't find sound driver Toshiba Satellite M70

It isn't on the Toshiba website and I'm not familiar with this one:

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Hi all,

I need help, I have Toshiba Satellite L300 - 17L; Model No: PSLBCE-00S00TY4. TOSHIBA EUROPE GMBH
I cant find anything on support site here.

Can someone help me?

Martin Micevski

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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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My Toshiba T110 netbook came with Windows 7 home, 64bit preinstalled.
I have some critical applications which will only run under the 32bit version so I have to downgrade.

I have ordered a 500Gb hard disc to install the 32 bit version (keeping the original disc for returning to 64bit if required in the future, since no installation discs were supplied, just a recovery partition). My expected difficulty will be adding the Toshiba specific programs for activating eco mode, switching WiFi and bluetooth via function keys etc. and sleep & charge etc.

Are the installation files for these programs available somewhere? and if so in 32bit versions?

Answer:Satellite T110: Where to find Toshiba software for Win 64bit


Visit Toshiba support page and download area there and check what operating systems are support and what Toshiba stuff is offered for your notebook model. > Support & Downloads > Support Homepage > Drivers download

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i have a toshiba satellite a85-s107, part no. psa82u-00r004z. serial no. 65430273k.
problem is i cannot find it on the toshoba web page obviously then nor the drivers.
it is a factory reconditioned laptop and i think it has come from america as it states the warranty applies in united states only.

anyone know where the drivers are for this machine? please

Answer:Satellite A85-S107 has no model number that I can find on Toshiba web page


All drivers you need you can find on Toshiba US download page under


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I have Toshiba Satellite C650D notebook i want to know that when i go into recovery menue by pressing F8 i can not find the toshiba recovery option there as before the installation of windows.

The hidden recovery disk which is of 10GB still has the data of 10GB
How can i access this to recover my factoryt settings?
Can i rocover from hidden partition now or it is corrupted?
if corrupted how can i purchase online backup recovery from asia pacific region?

i found the link on the forum to purchase recovery disc but it is for euorope i want to find it in asia pacific region??

Answer:Satellite C650D - pressing F8 i can not find the toshiba recovery option


If you are not able to recover the notebook using the HDD recovery, then you will have to recover the notebook using Recovery disk.
It seems that you didn?t create the disk in the past? right? Well, this was not a good idea?

However, the Satellite C650 is European notebook series. Right?
In such case you will need the Recovery disk for the European series and this can be ordered here:

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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


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:

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I bought new laptop Satellite L655-149 with serial no--> 8A450311Q
more information --> PSK1JE-05R00XAR

before buying it i searched on Toshiba Middle East and i found it, but now i don't find it, and cannot register it in Toshiba site ...

please Help Me....

Answer:Cannot find my Satellite L655-149 in Toshiba Middle east site


Why you can?t register your notebook now? Usually this can be done on this Toshiba support page:

Furthermore you can also register your notebook if you start TEMPRO. There is also an option to register your notebook.

Check this!!!

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Hi I've been trying for about 2 weeks to find a guide to remove the keybored on my laptop (toshiba satellite P55-A5200) and all i can find about it is where to buy a new bored or where to find its drivers. can anyone help?

edit: i have found out i would have to take everything out of the laptop and the key-bored is under the mother-bored. thanks for the help but i guess to make a laptop this slim in 2013 you had to make compromises.

Answer:How do you remove the key-bored on a Toshiba Satellite P55-A5200 laptop?

Don't have time to do any searching (I'm at work) but YouTube seems to be the best place to find that kind of info, usually if there are no "how-to" links someone figured it out and posts a video.

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Dear Experts :-

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

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

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

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

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When I purchased my Satellite Pro A120 it had on its keyboard a large circular red label - `Test it! Toshiba Easy Guard' and 'Toshiba Assist Button' but I cannot find the Toshiba Assist Button on my laptop.

Has anybody found how to access this?

Answer:Satellite Pro A120 - Where to find the Toshiba Easy Guard & Assist Button


Toshiba Easy Guard is not a single too but a collection of different notebook properties which secures your notebook.
Check this Toshiba page about easy guard:

The Toshiba Assist button would start the Toshiba Assist tool:

You can optimize the button in this way:
1. Launch the Toshiba Assist utility using one of the methods described above.
2. From the left hand side of the Toshiba Assist window, click the OPTIMIZE tab.
3. Within the Optimize window, click the TOSHIBA Button Controls icon.
4. Within the Toshiba Controls Properties window, ensure that TOSHIBA Assist is selected from within the drop-down menu list and then click OK.
5. Close the TOSHIBA Assist window.

Check this:

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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


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?+

Otherwise the L500-158 belongs to the PSLJ3E series and all drivers can be found on the Toshiba European driver page:


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I want to run Toshiba Power Saver on my laptop.

I have a Toshiba Satellite --T2450-- A200, running windows XP and I really badly want to run the program.

I need massive help from anyone/everyone hehe.

I cannot find the program anywhere.
So could someone please find me a link that I can use to download it?

I would greatly appreciate this! Thank you!

Answer:Satellite A200 (PSAE0C) Where to find Toshiba Power Saver for download

On the Toshiba European driver page in ARCHIVE area you can find BIOS and Utilities for this oldie.
But unfortunately, there are NO XP drivers or any Utilities for this stone-age notebook.

Nothing to do buddy?.

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I have a problem to find a driver for the multimedia keys (6 easy keys) on my Satellite A100-979. I have Windows Vista 64-bit and this Notebook should be vista capable. Can somebody help me? Maybe you have an idea, to solve this problem.

Answer:Satellite A100-979: Cannot find Vista 64bit driver for Toshiba buttons

>this Notebook should be vista capable

Of course it?s Vista capable. You have installed the Vista on the Satellite A100-979 and it runs.

You ask for drivers for Vista 64bit version? Well, unfortunately but there is nothing to do!
It should be common that Toshiba does not provide any 64bit drivers; neither for XP nor for Vista. :(

Best regards

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Hi there,

I bought my laptop 3 weeks ago, model: Toshiba Satellite A500 PSAR9A- 02s001
I bought it in Australia but i cannot find any driver support on

Any help?

Answer:Cannot find my model Satellite A500 PSAR9A-02s001 on Toshiba website


This seems to be an Australian notebook series?
I?m not quite sure why it?s not listed on the Australian page but if you need the drivers then you can try to use the driver from the Toshiba European driver page as well?

There is an Satellite A500 PSAR9E series which is similar (or same???).
In my opinion the Win 7 drivers should work too.


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Hello guys, need your help. my toshiba laptop always prompted me with bios administrator password everytime it boots, so i cannot use it anymore. i have tried already removing the CMOS battery & still it didn't work. YouTube suggests to locate the jumper/dip switches in the motherboard, but i cannot specifically pinpoint their exact location in the motherboard, can somebody help me?

Answer:How to remove Bios password for Toshiba Satellite L850-B150

You need to take it to an Authorised service center for Toshiba...Be prepared to show proof of ownership or they will not help you.

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My toshiba doesn't want to boot,and I can't press F2,F8or F12.

I tried everything unplugging the battery,taking out the HDD, everything!!

And i can't do absoloutley nothing when i turn it on no button on the keybored does anything.

Please help!

Answer:Toshiba satellite P300 (-1CD) won't boot past toshiba splash screen.


Perform the following steps:
-Remove the battery and Power adapter
-Press and hold the power button for 30-45 seconds (with battery and power still removed)
-Insert just the battery and attempt to boot the laptop.
-Insert just the power adapter and attempt to boot the laptop.

If still unsuccessful: Remember to remove battery and power before removing/installing components

-Remove the power and battery
-Remove the hard drive from the laptop and attempt to boot with the battery installed. Do you receive any error message?
-Remove the memory modules from the laptop
-Insert just the battery and attempt to start the laptop (you should receive beep error)
-Try inserting just one module of memory and test (swapping modules after each attempt)
-Remove the optical drive and test.
-Try disconnecting the CMOS battery for a few minutes then re-connect and try.

How to take apart a Toshiba Satellite P305 series notebook

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My laptop cannot tell me any post after the Toshiba logo just black screen. Cannot get into the bios or anything... These are the things I have tried:
Taken hard drive out,
Taken ram out and only tried one..
Taken Battery Cmos battery out for a few minutes..
Had a look at the motherboard and fan is not even working when I turn it on..
I have taken the cpu and put it back in..
Defiantly Sounds like the motherboard problem but want to know if its just a chip that needs to be replaced and soldered.. If anyone has any ideas that will be awesome.


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when using the above card, and TRENDnet TEW-311BRP WireLess Broadband Router, I cannot get a stable connection.

It always connect and disconnect me.

I use this machine and card all over the world: airports, hotels, offices and it works great.

I asked the dealer to replace the 311. Same problem.

However, if I stick TRENDnet PCMCIA card and disable the Toshiba Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card, I connect w/o disconnections.

any idea?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Pro Laptop and Wi-Fi Toshiba Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card

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I had been using Toshiba A30 for a pretty long time but I had some serious problems and contacted local Customer Support Dept... But I thought it's better to contact Toshiba Europe or Toshiba Worldwire regarding my concern...


Answer:Satellite A30 Should I contact Toshiba Europe or Toshiba Worldwide?


What a strange question?.
If you have some problems with you notebook you have to contact the authorized service provider in your country.
The technicians should help you.
But listen; if your notebook is out of warranty (and I think it is) you will have to pay for the reparation!!

But what?s a problem with you unit???

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Greetings, I am trying to update my Toshiba Satellite P50-C-11M through the Service Station, however an error occurs. Please note the laptop is roughly a week old only.

As I press install on the updates I get the following message: "The software update download operation failed. Reason: Retrieving the COM class factory for component with CLSID {4991D34B-80A1-4291-83B6-3328366B9097}.

I tried the following solutions and nothing worked:
1. Updated the BIOS Independently from the Toshiba Europe Website.
2. Uninstalled the Service Station and reinstalled it again.

Thank you, and I hope this helps others too.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop. I think it became infected with ad ware. I removed the ad ware with anti virus software, but now my laptop runs very slow. I'm trying to use my Toshiba recovery disk to erase everything and reboot the whole computer. when I put in the recovery disk in, it starts the process but then it says NTLDR is missing and wont complete the process.Is there anyone out there who knows what this means and could help me with this.

It's a A-100/A 105 model

Answer:Help reinstalling Toshiba software in Toshiba satellite?

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Question: benq 1620

when i installed my dvd writer in my pc my pc blocked and want start.
i have a cd rom als master and de benq als slave
what is te problem?
i have a amd athlon 64 processor 3500+ kloksnelheid 2.21 ghz 1gb


Answer:benq 1620

Is there disk in one of your drives, or in floppy drive?

You might try configuring your BenQ as master, or even make sure it's jumpered as you think it is.
I would set DVD writer as master anyway.

Check cable's & jumper position.

If you disconnect the BenQ does everything work again?

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ano po b ang much better i nid an immediate answer pls ty!:suspiciou

Answer:Which is better Athlon le-1620 or AMD 3500?

ano po b ang much better i nid an immediate answer pls ty!Click to expand...

...? You spelled the thread title just fine...
I think the le-1620 is a single core while the 3500 is a dual core...naturally the dual core is faster. Make sure your motherboard is compatible, and if you can get a 65nm version, that would be better.

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Having persisted with this dratted machine for almost 11 months, it is now time to accept that they will probably never get the firmware right, I think the fifth OAD is scheduled for next week!Having accepted the inevitable, I am now trying to record to DVD-RW discs, a few films that I've not yet watched.The only method I can think of to do this is to play the recording and capture the output (using the composite connections), I'm using Cyberlink Power Producer to do this, then trimming the start and finish, and sniping the adverts.When I try to burn to disc, I am only able to do this at the reduced quality (LP) setting. There is no option to split the recording to two discs.Since I have DVD Shrink 3.1, I thought maybe this would produce a better quality on one disc, but the programme cannot read .ppp filesI also have Nero 6, installed, and Easy Media Creator 7.5 (not yet installed).Would either of these, or even Moviemaker, produce a better end result?Or is there a better , and less time consuming way of doing it? because I'm severly disillusioned by what I can achieve!

Answer:Aldi Tevion 1620 PVR. :(

You have not explained what you are trying to do. Are you using a Camcorder or TV? is this a Hard Drive Recorder or What? You have not given Model or anything

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I hope someone can help. My burner won't open any discs...I get a message to insert one. However when I go into properties it's showing that the drive is full....It tells me the devise is working properly....I uninstalled the drive and downloaded another but when I go to install it the benq 1620 b7tp zip. isn't showing as an option.......I appreciate any help you folks can give me...Thanks

Answer:benq dvd burner 1620

learning2006 said:

....I uninstalled the drive and downloaded another but when I go to install it the benq 1620 b7tp zip. isn't showing as an option.......Click to expand...

Did you mean driver, or drive?
If you are running XP, I'd delete the driver(in device manager), reboot, and let windows detect new hardware, and install new driver automatically. Don't know if Windows 98 will do this, but XP will. Also check to make sure you have the latest firmware for the drive.
If all else fails, contact BenQ. They should be able to help............
Good luck!

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Hi. My old VPR Matrix (Best Buy) computer got bogged down, so I decided to restore it. I ran the Restore Disk 1, which wiped the drive, then prompted me for Disk 2, then prompted me to reboot the computer.

Now this is what is showing and I have no idea on what to do next.

CDEX.EXE Version 2.81 CD.Rom file handler
Drive X: Driver 'PQCDROM' Unit 0
Drive Y: Driver 'PQCDROM' Unit 1

If there are any suggestion, I would appreciate it very much. I do no know alot about computers.


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I've got a Xyplex Maxserver 1620 Terminal Server but I no longer have the Xplex Control point or the Xplex Focal Point software to configure it .I searced for the Xyplex site with no joy.I do not know the current IP address on the device so I can Telnet into it. Is there any other software I can download for configuring the device?

Answer:xyplex maxserver 1620 software

This is a specialized request, I'd suggest contacting the Xyplex tech support.

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Hello I'm about to order a P50s but I'm having a hard time deciding whether to get the FHD or 3K screen. Has anyone here tried 1440x810 on their 3K screen? I'm thinking that if it looks sharp like it does on native resolution I might go with that and leave scaling at 100%. My "old" eyes can't read small text but I do want my big letters to look sharp, hence the thought of running the 2880x1620 panel at 1/4 resolution 1440x810. I just don't know if the p50s will handle it pixel perfect or if it would still look blurry as it does when running non-native resolutions. Brgds...   /Thomas


Go to Solution.

Answer:Has anyone here tried 1440x810 on their 3K (2880 x 1620) screen?

Hi,I have a P70 3k.I just tried 1440x900 (there is no 1440x810 for P70) at 100%.It doesn't look good.I would personally not do it.Regards,Sepy

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I recently did a fresh reformat on my Gateway T-1620 from Windows Vista to XP. I got all of my drivers just fine and the system seems to run fine, but the only problem is that now my CPU fan seems to kick into high gear almost immediately after turning on the unit. I had to actually remove the plastic piece from underneath the laptop because it would continually overheat and shutdown after about 5-10 minutes of use, even idle use.

I know that when I got my drivers I did get some northbridge drivers that seemed to work fine with the new XP install, but I didn't do anything for my BIOS. I don't know if that would be the problem or not, but do I need to do a BIOS update to fix something like this?

Answer:Fan Speed too Fast on Gateway T-1620


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I recently replaced my CD drive with a drive that was exactly the same (not new - we bought it with the one that had just stopped working, as a spare). It's a couple of years old so I assumed I would need to update the firmware. The drive was working, but very very slowly.

So I checked what firmware version I had and tried to get the latest one from the BENQ website. What I had was B7S9. That didn't seem to be on the website so I googled it and found out it was only used in Asia (or something). This is where the confusion came in. I then found you could 'flash' to a different firmware. So I read the instructions etc., so I knew what I was doing and flashed to the latest one on the BENQ website which was B7W9. I tried putting a game disc in, and it worked, but a music CD didn't. Now, I've gone through various different firmwares and they all do different things but none of them make my cd drive work fully... after reading loads of threads/posts on that cdfreaks forum I'm just more confused and have no idea which firmware I'm meant to be using and how to even install it properly.

Can I PLEASE just get some clear instructions on how to do this. I have a feeling I've pretty much ruined my current CD drive from doing all the different things I've read. This really is ridiculous... it shouldn't be so difficult.


Answer:BENQ 1620 firmware trouble

Your right, this should not be so difficult, so I will help you for next time; Never update your firmware unless you need to.

If the firmware update does not specifically address an issue your having, then its a waste of time. I have never had to update a CD drive firmware in my life. Case in point, the BS9 firmware as far as i can find the "S" firmware is good for cheap dvd media, and that is being used a lot in China. So, you would not need this and I suspect it could actually cause problems for you.

That said, see if you can revert to the original firmware, do that. If the drive seems slow, it might not be the drive but the CD or the PC itself communicating. Something out of your hands. If a firmware addresses a speed issue, or a problem with the CD drive and something specific to your computer, then use that. Otherwise, I can't say it enough, if it does not address your issue, do not update the firmware.

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Hi. My old VPR Matrix (Best Buy) computer got bogged down enough that I decided to restore it. I ran the Restore Disk 1, which wiped the drive, then prompted me for Disk 2. Only then did I discover that my Disk 2 had been cracked (kids...). So, I've effectively converted my typically nice performing computer into a door stop. Best Buy said my model is obsolete, and the restore disks are no longer available. Does anyone know how I can get hold of a set of Restore disks for a VPR Matrix model 1620?

Answer:Restore CD for VPR Matrix model 1620

Welcome to TSF....

Check on eBay or to see if there is such an item. Other than that you can purchaser an OEM version of windows xp Home. It has to be an OEM not a retail version that is the only way it will work.

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I'm having a small problem with my digital camera, I bought this argus digital camera quick clix 1620 from target for 14.99 I apparently lost the miniture disc and find the blasted thing anywhere.......

everytime I download the driver from argus website and install it I'll take the camera and plug it into my USB hub and will bing! ding ! which meens that windows found it or so it thought..... so it searches for the drivers but can't find nothing... so each time I plug in my camera it will go beep!, beep!, beep!, which means I am unrecognize under windows xp and can't operate perform corretly......!

I have tried these steps will make most of the devices work after the first try download,intsall driver, reboot, plug it in after windows xp calms down from loading the bare minimum of programs that show up and theres my device waiting to be used

can someone please tell me how to fix this driver problem with XP SP2 pro or basic windows xp pro SP1 so that can get my camera to work again please ?

Answer:argus 1620 QC driver problem

did you go to device manager, update the drive tab, the manually select the driver location and then let windows install it?

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Missing Ethernet, Network, PCI Simple Communications, SM Bus and Universal controller drivers. This isn't my laptop, I'm just fixing it for a friend.

Someone on another forum asked for this information:

I don't know if I need more, but I tried downloading plenty of driver to no avail.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Satellite L875-S7209 network drivers missing

Hi for what OS is this for. have you been to toshiba support page for the drivers? should install the chipset driver first.

get drivers from here.

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TESTING PHOTODEX - proshow gold ver 2.5.1620 TRIAL

I have images with high quality settings. But when the final video (VCD format with encoding quality - high quality) got created and viewed in the PC monitor they look very dull and grainy. (same thing with MemoriesOnTV 2.17 also).

Do you think that by


a) installing a good ENCODER the video file (MPEG-1, for VCD) would have been a good quality. If yes, what is the best encoder for this purpose. But the Proshow Gold does not seem to give an option to select ENCODER....

b) Reduce the dimensions to fit TV screen using any lossless JPG program would be better.

c) What is the solution please - to have a better quality VCD (MPEG-1). The images are high quality and crystal clear.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Proshow Gold 2.5.1620 - quality issues ?

Could someone give some advice on this please...

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Hello Guys, I recently bought a HP 1620-24G switch, however i noticed in the logging when switch off my pc, the logging in the switch says the following: Oct 30 20:07:15:131 2015 IFNET Error LINK_UPDOWN GigabitEthernet1/0/2 link status is UP.Oct 30 20:06:42:243 2015 IFNET Error LINK_UPDOWN GigabitEthernet1/0/2 link status is DOWN. Is this normal behavior? Currently only my main PC is connected to the switch Kind regards,Maikel

Answer:GigabitEthernet1/0/2 link status is DOWN. HP 1620-24G Procur...

Hi MaikelYou could solve the problem?It is having the same problem.thanks May 16 11:20:36:652 2000 IFNET Error LINK_UPDOWN GigabitEthernet1/0/24 link status is UP. May 16 11:20:25:241 2000 IFNET Error LINK_UPDOWN GigabitEthernet1/0/24 link status is DOWN. May 16 11:20:19:122 2000 IFNET Error LINK_UPDOWN GigabitEthernet1/0/23 link status is UP. May 16 11:20:08:986 2000 IFNET Error LINK_UPDOWN GigabitEthernet1/0/23 link status is DOWN. May 16 11:16:30:312 2000 IFNET Error LINK_UPDOWN GigabitEthernet1/0/1 link status is UP. May 16 11:16:28:228 2000 IFNET Error LINK_UPDOWN GigabitEthernet1/0/1 link status is DOWN. May 16 11:15:11:270 2000 IFNET Error LINK_UPDOWN GigabitEthernet1/0/23 link status is UP. May 16 11:15:01:461 2000 IFNET Error LINK_UPDOWN GigabitEthernet1/0/23 link status is DOWN. May 16 11:12:49:232 2000 IFNET Error LINK_UPDOWN GigabitEthernet1/0/24 link status is UP. May 16 11:12:46:348 2000 IFNET Error LINK_UPDOWN GigabitEthernet1/0/24 link status is DOWN. May 16 11:09:09:964 2000 IFNET Error LINK_UPDOWN GigabitEthernet1/0/23 link status is UP. May 16 11:09:08:277&nbs... Read more

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My friend's in the market for a new computer; for various reasons, it looks like Toshiba will be the brand of choice.
(foremost among them being local-area service/support in Indonesia, where she'll be for 3+ years).
That said, the only Toshibas that we've been able to get some hands-on 'look and feel' sessions with were
the Satellites (i.e. the entry-level machines); they were... OK... the build quality felt... well, retail-ish =p
Anyone have experience with the next tier up, the Satellite Pro models?
Presumably the build quality is at least on par with the Satellites; any better? Appreciablly better, that is?
If simply on par, she may as well get a Satellite and take her chances...
Thanks in advance.

I didn't find the right solution from the internet.
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I am note sure how many of you have the benq 1620 drive but i was having problems with it burning dual layer disc. I went to there US website and last firmware update was from 09-29-04. I tryed it but it didnt help. Any way i call tech support and they ended up telling me that only there globa site has the newst the nest firmware. The newest verison what posted on 04-15-05. I just thought i would post the info here to help every one out.

here the link for there dvd burners:

here is the link for just the Benq DW1620 burner:

well i hope this helps some one out

Answer:Benq 1620 drive firmware update found here!!!

One favorite related forum where users thouroughly test various firmwares:

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I just recently bought a data link cable for my cell phone(vga1000 sph-a620 by samsung, a great phone, that supports .midi ringtones if any of you are looking for one). Semi-problem is, since this was bought off ebay, support isn't all that grand. The guy self burned the drivers and such onto the disc, and I don't blame him for doing so, I believe he did a great thing. Real problem though, I am almost positive the drivers on it don't support my phone.

I've looked everywhere online and the only answer I found to my problem was some linux programming god who eventually wrote his own drivers. Now, I'm not that far away from doing this myself, but I'd rather not. Here's the deal:

The phone when hooked up to the datalink cable is viewed as a USB modem. Which it should be. So the drivers are working that far. I can check out it's properties and see that it's on COM3 and that's ok.

The main way to get stuff on this phone, specifically ringtones, programs and pictures is to replace data already written on the phone. That's not a big deal, because of the great program Gagin, that came with the disc. It needs a COM port to pick at to find the directory in the phone, so I tell it COM3, and it either gives me a unrecognized memory error(kinda pointing at the drivers at fault) or it will not find anything at all, as if nothing is on com3. I've tried changing it's ports, and other computers, but the results are mo... Read more

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The Microsoft Camera Codec Pack enables the viewing of a variety of device-specific file formats in Window Live Photo Gallery as well as other software that is based in Windows Imaging Codecs (WIC). Installing this package will allow supported RAW camera files to be viewable in Windows Explorer.This package is available in both 32-bit (MicrosoftCodecPack_x86.msi) and 64-bit (MicrosoftCodecPack_amd64.msi) versions.The Microsoft Camera Codec Pack provides support for the following device formats: Canon: Digital Rebel XT, Digital Rebel XTi, EOS 10D, EOS 20D, EOS 30D, EOS 40D, EOS 50D Digital, EOS 60D, EOS 300D, EOS 350D, EOS 400D, EOS 450D, EOS 500D, EOS 550D, EOS 600D, EOS 1000D, EOS 1100D, EOS 5D, EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 7D Digital, EOS D30, EOS D60, EOS Digital Rebel, EOS Kiss Digital, EOS Kiss Digital N, EOS Kiss Digital X, EOS Kiss F, EOS Kiss X2, EOS Kiss X3, EOS Kiss X4, EOS Kiss X5, EOS Kiss X50, EOS Rebel T1i, EOS Rebel T2i, EOS Rebel T3, EOS Rebel T3i, EOS Rebel XS, EOS Rebel XSi, EOS-1D, EOS-1D Mark II, EOS-1D Mark II N, EOS-1D Mark III, EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS-1Ds, EOS-1Ds Mark II, EOS-1Ds Mark III, PowerShot G2, PowerShot G3, PowerShot G5, PowerShot G6, PowerShot G9, PowerShot G10, PowerShot G11, PowerShot Pro1, PowerShot S90, PowerShot S95, PowerShot SX1 IS Nikon: 1 J1, 1 V1, Coolpix P6000, D1H, D2H, D2Hs, D2X, D2Xs, D3, D3s, D3X, D4, D40, D40x, D50, D60, D70, D70s, D80, D90, D100, D200, D300, D300s, D700, D800, D800E, D3000, D3100, D3200, D5000, D51... Read more

Answer:Download Microsoft Camera Codec Pack (16.4.1620.0719)

Out of curiosity, have you tried this in Windows 8? There was someone having an issue with Win8 and RAW files that this would fix. The old version didn't work on Win8, but not sure on this one.

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Hello, I have some trouble using DISM to remove Windows Media Player from an admin command prompt,
Here's the log :

2017-08-02 15:21:39, Info DISM PID=6412 Scratch directory set to 'D:\Users\Trololo\AppData\Local\Tem
p\'. - CDISMManager::put_ScratchDir
2017-08-02 15:21:39, Info DISM PID=6412 Successfully loaded the ImageSession at "C:\Windows\System32
\Dism" - CDISMManager::LoadImageSession
2017-08-02 15:21:39, Info DISM DISM Provider Store: PID=6412 Found and Initialized the DISM Logger.
- CDISMProviderStore::Internal_InitializeLogger
2017-08-02 15:21:39, Info DISM DISM Provider Store: PID=6412 Failed to get and initialize the PE Pro
vider. Continuing by assuming that it is not a WinPE image. - CDISMProviderStore::Final_OnConnect
2017-08-02 15:21:39, Info DISM DISM Provider Store: PID=6412 Finished initializing the Provider Map.
- CDISMProviderStore::Final_OnConnect
2017-08-02 15:21:39, Info DISM DISM Provider Store: PID=6412 Getting Provider DISMLogger - CDISMProv
2017-08-02 15:21:39, Info DISM DISM Provider Store: PID=6412 Provider has previously been initialize
d. Returning the existing instance. - CDISMProviderStore::Internal_GetProvider
2017-08-02 15:21:39, Info DISM DISM Provider Store: PID=6412 Getting Provider DISMLogger - CDISMProv
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A very long time ago, I had a user account for me and one for one of my friends. After a while, he didn't need to use my computer anymore, so I deleted his account, through the control panel's users option. He had downloaded something called Beam!2D and it shows on my Add/Remove programs. I try to do the add/remove and it will not remove it. I can see the path of where the program is supposedly installed, but the thing is that it's under the c:/Documents and settings for my friend and that account doesn't exist, so there is no folder.

It's taking 19,992mb and 19,923mb, because there are two instances of the program. How can I uninstall something that technically doesn't really exist? I don't want to restore my computer if I can avoid it.

Answer:Add/Remove Programs Cannot Remove Program: Can't Find It

No need to reformat you will however need to edit the registry.
Are you feeling comfortable to edit the registry?

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Would an A60 LCD screen work properly on a Satellite A75? I'm watching a system on ebay and it has a faulty screen. I have a working screen from a Satellite A60, and I would like to use it on the A75 system.Thanks!

Answer:Can a Toshiba Satellite A60 LCD Screen Be Installed On a Satellite A75?

It depends on the type and resolution of the screen...You may want to consult Toshiba Support regarding this question.

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Would an A60 LCD screen work properly on a Satellite A75? I'm watching a system on ebay and it has a faulty screen. I have a working screen from a Satellite A60, and I would like to use it on the A75 system.


Answer:Toshiba Satellite A60 LCD Screen Installed On Satellite A75?

Nope, doesn't look like it.
The A75 has a 15.4" WXGA widescreen at 1,280 x 800
The A60 has a 15" XGA regular at 1024 x 768

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hi guys,

looking for drivers for toshiba satellite a200-1yo i remember having to go to a link that took me to another toshiba search criteria..maybe hong kong i cant remember...but in the model select this machine was there, but not in the usual tosh support site

appreciate any help please

Answer:toshiba site i cant find again...

ok i found it on my bookmark on another computer i was using

for anybody whos interested...(you never know)

go here

Laptop Driver Downloads:

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i recently got my Toshiba M110 up and running, and if you've read my previous posts about that computer, you should know how much trouble it's run into. I have used a friends Windows XP Home Edition Disk, but all the previous drivers are gone from my computer, because i thought my computer was completely dead, so i...formatted the hard drive and used it to store stuff. But now i just got it back and i need the drivers so i can use the built-in wireless adapter and the ethernet controller, and perhaps the bluetooth as well.
any ideas?

EDIT: Oh yeah, should the Windows Vista Drivers supplied by the Toshiba Inc. Website perhaps work as well?

Answer:Can't Find Toshiba M110 Drivers

No, the Vista drivers are not likely to work. If Windows XP drivers aren't available, then you need to go back to Vista. There isn't a magic way around this issue. You can try searching the web for non-Toshiba drivers for each hardware component, and they may or may not work.

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I've tried and I have tried to get in to this Toshiba Laptop and now it is prompting me for a password; is this the same as the Log In password?

Answer:Where do I find Toshiba laptop HDD/SSD password?

There are possibly several places for a password. Where are you getting the request for a password?Does the system boot into Windows and end up on the log in screen?Be aware that are serious considerations (here and elsewhere) over the whole business of passwords; as one cannot be sure that the poster is the genuine/real owner of the computer in question...

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Hello Guys, i have own a Toshiba Satelite C660-A048, but cant find my laptop name on there driver download site,
what to do ?

Answer:Cant Find My Laptop Name On Toshiba Website

Originally Posted by m1s3rys1gn4l

Hello Guys, i have own a Toshiba Satelite C660-A048, but cant find my laptop name on there driver download site,
what to do ?

What's wrong with this site ? Toshiba Drivers: Toshiba Satellite C660 Windows 7 64Bit Drivers

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I tried to access my web camera but the shortcut had disappeared from my desktop and I can no longer find it in the list of programs.

I checked the device manager and it said that the web camera is functioning normally.

However I can only seem to use it online.
Any help would be great,thanks!

Answer:Cannot find TOSHIBA Web Camera application


Are you using Win 7?
What notebook model do you have?

Usually the webcam app should be listed in All Programs ?> Toshiba

If its not there, download and install the webcam software from Toshiba EU driver page.

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I would like to change the system on windows XP
I found all the drivers are for win 7
Currently I have Win 7 starter and I can not do basic things like changing the wallpaper
besides, it does not work on a few diagnostic programs
entices was looking for but I found not any for XP
Can someone help page and toss with the same drivers drivers Be

Thank you

Answer:Where can i find all drivers for Toshiba NB520 for WIN XP??


Unfortunately, it seems that Win XP drivers are not available for this notebook series.
But I would recommend you to use Win 7. It looks a little bit different and you would need some time to settle down in Win7 environment but it?s much better than Win XP.

And you can also use the Win XP software in connection with Win 7.
In most cases the software should be compatible with Win 7. If you would get some installations problems then you could run this in Win 7 compatibility mode.

Here is a nice Microsoft page:

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Router is Netgear\DG834GT. MacBook and IBM ThinkPad both work perfectly with it, whether via ethernet or W/s. However, this Toshiba Portege 4000 works only via ethernet. All my network-adapters are shown in Device Mgr as working. I have no red Xs or yellow ?s or !s. The w/s switch at the front of the PC is at On.Here is what I get from IPCONFIG/ALLWindows IP ConfigurationHost Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : portegePrimary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : UnknownIP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : NoWINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : NoEthernet adapter Local Area Connection:Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel 8255x-based Fast EthernetPhysical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-39-8A-51-9ADhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : YesAutoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : YesIP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : Gateway . . . . . . . . . : Server . . . . . . . . . . . : Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 02 June 2008 17:27:12Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 05 June 2008 17:27:12Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnectedDescription . . . . . . . . . . . : Toshiba Wireless LAN Mini PCI CardPhysical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-02-2D-24-96-56Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media dis... Read more

Answer:Toshiba cannot find wireless in range

Try opening Network Connections and disable the wireless adapter the re-enable it. Disable the Ethernet Adapter and remove the cable. Switch off the PC. Reboot the router and then reboot the PC. Any change?

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I recently formatted my laptop. I can not find my CD with drivers etc. I have no sound coming from my laptop. I was told to look online at the Toshiba site for my model and download the drivers but I can not find my model.

My laptop is a toshiba satellite, model no = PSAA2A-05301N.

I have been spending so much time looking for one, it is really doing my head in. I dont think i have any drivers installed - as my video and audio do not playback. Please help!

Answer:Where to find Toshiba sound driver?

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In the support area of the Toshiba site under downloads, I select +notebooks+ from the drop down, then +qosmio, G50, 04j+ then I get a blank when entering my serial.

I realise that this model has been removed from sale, though I had hoped that it would still be supported....

Can anyone help?

Answer:Qosmio G50 - Can't find it on the Toshiba website


On which Toshiba website you are searching for drivers/downloads and what are you searching exactly for your notebook?

Furthermore it makes no difference if the notebook will be sale or not. Older notebook models can be founded in Archive.

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Please help me to get into the 'setup' pages on my Toshiba Satellite S1800-412 laptop. I want to enable the I/R port and don't know how.

Answer:Please help me to find 'setup'on my Toshiba laptop

If you mean get into the BIOS this may help click here

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I have toshiba Satellite L510, I used the bluetooth on it before, after I changed the windows from Xp to windows 7, I lost the bluetooth, please advice me on how can I get it backalso I have a problem on my first username, guess what? any application I try to open it open by windows media, everything, the internet browser, my folders....everything open by the same windows mediathank you very much in advance for your efforts and help

Answer:why I can't find bluetooth in my Toshiba L510

From a command prompt with admin rights, run SERVICES.MSC ( you should type "start services.msc" without the quotes ) and find Bluetooth Support Service. Startup of this service for Windows 7 is on manual by default. Make it Automatic. While you are there, start the service and you are done.CoolGuy

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I have offer to buy toshiba portage z30t-b-11p but I cant find this model on toshiba webside.I pound this laptop using serial number and this mode exist but cant check specyfication anyone can help me please

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Several days ago I bought a netbook Toshiba NB550D. It had Windows Starter preinstalled, but I wanted to try Linux. I installed Linux and, of course, left the recovery partition. Now I would go back to Windows.

I would like to restore the preinstalled software from the hard disk, but I can't find Toshiba HDD Recovery Software that could install on a newly installed Windows and restore the system from the hard disk. Where can I find it?

I have an entire partition needed for recovery, nothing moves or removed.

Enormously grateful for the help
Toshiba NB550D User

Answer:NB550D - Can't find Toshiba HDD recovery software


The Toshiba HDD recovery software can be started via advanced boot menu of preinstalled Windows version. With other words this feature works with preinstalled OS only.

Now you have installed another OS (Linux) and that means you can?t start the HDD recovery option anymore. HDD recovery partition is not enough to do this.

Did you create a bootable USB stick using recovery media creator before installing Linux? If yes you can use this stick now to restore the original settings. If you don?t have this stick you can order a recovery medium here:

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Toshiba Satellite L55 -A5226, W10. I don't find Toshiba Service Station on my computer. I may have lost it a while back while resetting it. I've looked on the Web but didn't have success. I don't even remember if it was ever there, although I thought all Toshiba's came with it pre-installed. I know I had it on my older Toshiba, running XP. Ideas?

Answer:Where to find Toshiba Service Station app Download

Mr Ed said:

Toshiba Satellite L55 -A5226, W10. I don't find Toshiba Service Station on my computer.

Toshiba OEM software is often specific to each model. You need to go to Toshiba support and look for the downloads appropriate to your model, here...
Drivers & Software Support | Toshiba

Unlike my Toshiba, yours appears to be officially supported for Windows 10, however the Service Station is only available for your PC in versions for 7 and 8. It does not seem to be supported for Windows 10. This may not be a bad thing though, apparently it needed patches to fix security vulnerabilities: Toshiba Service Station Security Update

PC World said:

The Toshiba Service Station application creates a service called TMachInfo that runs as SYSTEM and receives commands via UDP port 1233 on the local host. One of those commands is called Reg.Read and can be used to read most of the Windows registry with system privileges...

Security vulnerabilities found in support software from Lenovo, Toshiba, and Dell | PCWorld

Edit: Until a few minutes ago I did have the W8 version installed on my W10 machine. It seemed to run OK, but I never accepted the T&C when I read just how much info Toshiba wanted to collect - it has just been uninstalled

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Hello, I've got a toshiba tecra 8000 (pII 300/T13.3/6/64/CD).
It recognizes the cdrom and the windows2000 installprogram starts up.
But after it has read in all the drivers from the windows cd it fails to install "Cant find any harddrive".
I've looked in the BIOS setup but it don't make me any wiser, it can't find the HD there either (surprise). Any advice on what I can do?

Answer:Toshiba Tecra 8000 - Can't find harddrive!

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Hi There yesterday I work at The Satelite from mit girlfriend. I want to change the powermanagment settings but the Windowssoftware only gives me the answer sorry toshiba powermanagment software controlls all this functions. after 30 min search i cant find any power managment software.

So I need hellp to finde the wright download. my Grilfriend send mit the following model No. from her notebook: Satellite P10-554.

On the Support und Download section i can't find this model please help thanks

Answer:Where to find the Toshiba Power managment on Satelltie P10-554


It seems you?re little bit confused and I don?t know why you have searched 30min for this application?

The OS loads the power saver automatically and you can find it in the task bar or/and in the control panel.
However, this Power Saver is a Toshiba tool and it controls different power functions.

Why you don?t check the user manual before asking such simple things?
In this manual you will find many inforamtions about power saver utility.

PS: Usually the Power saver and other drivers and utilities you can download from the Toshiba driver page?

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I have a problem with my Bios, I have set a password and now I have to reset the Cmos because I've forget it. I think the only way to do this is to put out the Bios battery for a few minutes. But where is the battery? I hope you can help me.
Sorry for my bad englisch, i hope you guys understand it.

Answer:Toshiba T 8000 - Where can I find the Bios battery?


First of all I must tell you that your English is not so bad like you think.

Anyway, this kind of problems can be solved just by service partner and in my opinion you should not try to remove battery alone, because you can damage other hardware components because they are very sensible on electrostatic discharge.

Next time chose some simply word for your password. ;)

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So my brand new computer had to be completely replaced by Dell. In the process, the dell dude and my husband backed up all my files (pictures and office documents) to a toshiba 3.0 port. I figured out how to restore everything to the new computer, however, it restored it to c:user/erin but I think I am not erin on the new computer (I must have put myself as something else, I named the new new computer Iris, what I would have named a daughter but I only had sons). But I think it is all there on the new computer I just can't find it because when I go to the search (on the right hand side when I move my arrow over- what do you call that bar that pops up?) and I search for my files, they are there. How do I figure out what my user is now and how do I transfer them to my current user? If they are in the right user how do I find them without using search...they aren't in my documents or on my desktop as the user I am now.

Thank you in advance! I sure appreciate these forums even when I don't understand 99% of them!!!!

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I'm going to post this in the driver forum too, but there is more traffic here, and i'm in a BIG hurry (I know that's not your problem) but anyway...I need the modem driver for my Toshiba 1625cdt laptop, that is compatible with windows 2000 professional!! Typically this would be no big deal, but I don't want to take the laptop apart just to find out what modem is in it!!! All of the software that came with the computer is for win 98!!

I went into the device manager with my fingers crossed hoping to find out what it is, so I can go online and download it, but it just says "PCI Simple communications device"!! So that wasn't any help!! I surfed the Toshiba site, but came up with nothing!! I would use Everest Home Edition, but will it still recognize it if it is not technically installed??

I'm pretty sure it is a V.90, which obviously tells you it is a dialup modem!!!!

Don't mean to be pushy here but I'm leaving on vacation here in about 1 hour, so any quick responses would be GREATLY appreciated, so I can use it on the road!!!!

Let me know if I missed anything...i'm thinking fast so I might have left out important details!!


Answer:Can you help me find modem driver for toshiba laptop

sadly only driver I'm locating at present for that model is the win98 driver.... seems to be no W2K ones

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I got my Upgrade DVDs today . I had ordered the upgrade kit from the european upgrade site and my laptop is european purshased in Sweden. My laptop model is L550D-10J corresponing to PSLP8E which does not exist on the list.? The closest I get is L550D PSLNJE and L550 PSLNSE
What do i have to do?

I don't know if this has anything to do with the problem but i had updated to the latest Bios version.

Answer:Can't find My laptop model on the Toshiba Upgrade DVD

Hello Red1_1,

please choose L550 PSLNSE.


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I can't download Toshiba disc creator software in Toshiba driver download pages.
Where can I download it?

Answer:Where can I find Toshiba disc creator for download?

got "my" one from ... Download, choose your notebook model ... works pretty well

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How do I get the keyboard off/swap it on this?????. Its met some liquid and isn't happy at all. I've found a screw labelled KB on the base and it seems to loosen the keyboard but I can't see how to remove it...
Oh and Toshiba..... why not follow the nice folk @HP and publish this stuff huh!...

Answer:Toshiba Sat Pro L40 remove keyboard

Theres a screw you can see on the base, and a screw inside the main maintenance hatch (RAM etc. area) on the left and recessed....
Then clips on the top of the keyboard....

Theres some useful stuff on pity I didn't see it till after...

All I can say is well done Toshiba.... You publish *no* HW manuals....

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I just recently changed / did format my OS from Vista to Windows 7. All drivers were working in Vista but When I had WIndows 7, My audio driver and Built in SD card/flash reader is not functioning. I was able to find the realtek driver for windows 7 for the audio problem and it worked fine. Now my SD/flash card reader is still not functioning.

I tried to use automatic search using windows for the driver but I was not able to find it.

I am not that techie so I really don't know what to do.

I have Toshiba Satellite Pro M200 (core duo, 2G RAM, 32Bit)

Please help me make my SC card reader work again. I really thought that Windows 7 is cool unless this problem will be resolved.

Thanks everyone.

Answer:Toshiba Card Reader Not Functioning -Can't Find Driver

You will probably have to use the Vista drivers in compatibility mode.

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Some one please help me to find out my laptop Driver,
i m usng Windows 8.1
n my Laptop Model Toshiba Satellite L50-B905
Driver Downloads - Computers | Toshiba - Toshiba

Answer:Can't Find my laptop model in Toshiba Driver database

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