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

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

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

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

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: 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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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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Hello there.

I am recieving this laptop tomorrow, and it will probably run every program on the computer at startup.
Without doing a clean install, is it just best to uncheck most of the startup items in "MSCONFIG" apart from AV and defender etc.

I can use defender or autoruns to disable any others, processes etc, basically are there any tips when recieving a new laptop, as software goes.
I had done it this way with the laptop i am on now, but is there a method of doing this when you get a new laptop.

I was talking to the bloke from the computer shop, and he said he would come round and do this for 25?, i just like to know what he does for this.

Thankyou in advance for you replys

Windows 7, home premium

Answer:Re: Satellite L555D-1CW - Bundled software

Hi carl606,

To be honest I really don?t know what you mean. You wrote that you will get the notebook tomorrow so why you already think about disabling programs in msconfig? In my opinion that?s not necessary on this new one and is fast enough for all preinstalled applications.

I also don?t know which computer shop you mean and what?s about with 25??

I can only recommend creating the Toshiba recovery disk by using Toshiba recovery disk creator. If you create this disk you can restore factory settings every time and that means you can do what you want with your notebook. :)

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I have the Toshiba Satellite A300-ND1 and this laptop arrived with vista OS but i don't liked the vista and i changed it to xp OS.

But when i done it all the Bundled software that come's build-in are surly gone!
So i wonder were i can find them again this is the list. thanks for help...

And i was checking there site is nothing there

Toshiba Bluetooth Stack
Toshiba Bluetooth Monitor
Toshiba Disc Creator
Toshiba User's Manual
Supervisor Password Utility
Toshiba Assist
Chicony Camera Assistant Software
Toshiba DVD Player
Ulead DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA
Toshiba Face Recognition
McAfee Internet Security Suite - Toshiba Edition (includes free Internet updates for 30 days)
Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator
DolbyControl Center
HDMI Control Manager
Microsoft Works, Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 (free 60-day trial)
Toshiba Value Added Package (Toshiba Power Saver, Toshiba Zooming Utility, Toshiba PC Diagnostic Tool, Toshiba Flash Cards, Toshiba Components Common Driver, Toshiba Accessibility, Toshiba Button Support)
Google Software (Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer, Google Desktop, Picasa)
Connectivity Doctor
Toshiba utilities and drivers

Answer:Satellite A300: Need bundled software for Win XP


The Toshiba notebooks are preinstalled with the Toshiba applications and with additional 3rd party software like McAfee Internet Security Suite or Microsoft Works.
This bundled 3rd software is a part of the Toshiba image and can be used ONLY with this Toshiba image. It?s preinstalled under OEM version!

If you want to use the Win XP then you can install it and you will find also the Toshiba drivers and tools on the Toshiba European driver page but you will be not able to download any 3rd party software because this is NOT Toshiba software?


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I'm planning to buy a Toshiba laptop ,prime series, L310-D4010. But the thing is that it comes without an OS which is what I prefer bcoz I want XP rather than vista.

My doubt here is that, will I get other bundled softwares like Toshiba configfree, talk-2-Toshiba, Toshiba recovery disk creator, Toshiba DVD player, Ulead DVD moviefactory for Toshiba, Toshiba speech system, CD/DVD drive acoustic silencer, Toshiba assist, Toshiba zooming utility, Toshiba flash cards, Toshiba power saver, Toshiba PC diagnostic tool etc.

Which are all Toshiba utility softwares (I think that's what they are called) which come with other models also will it work if I use the Toshiba recovery disk that my friend has for his Toshiba laptop (which is a more advanced model) to get the utility softwares??

Answer:Where to get bundled software for Satellite L310-D4010

It seems this is an indian model???
Have only found downloads on Toshiba India, and there you just have to navigate on the left side, where it says "Downloads". Choose your notebook model and then you can find all needed drivers and utilities for download.

Toshiba india page:

I noticed that this page, especially the driver downloads one, is not working when you are using Firefox. With Internet Explorer everything is fine.

Go and check it out.

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How can i get the "Bundled Software" for Win 7, i will install Win 7 complete (no update), in the moment is Vista runing on the laptop

Answer:Satellite L500-154 - How to get Bundled Software for Win7

As far as I know you cannot get Win7 recovery media. Notebooks delivered with Vista can be updated only.

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I have seen a Toshiba notebook computer advertised on the Misco site, it is an AMD Athlon 64X2 Dual Core TK55 (1.8Ghz1Gig of 667 DDR2 RAM on 1 unit with 1 to spair120Gig Hard driveATI Radeon X1200 graphix card6-1 Media slotAll for £339.56 and £50 cash back from ToshibaQuestion What do any of you think of this offer is it a computer worth having?I don't do games. It's use would be for office applications and photographs etc.Thanks for your thoughts, further more has any one been a customer of Misco and what do you think of them?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Pro A210 1AZ

PS it also has Vista Home premium

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A300D-11T (Model: PSAK0E-00700DGE. Due to serious hard disk error, hard disk was formatted and i lost my OS. When I bought this two years ago, the notebook came bundled with Windows Visa and other software. But i was not given any software CD that time except the mannual.

Please help me how can I have my original Visa or factory settings.

Answer:Re: Satellite A300D-11T - How to install Windows and bundled software?

Hi yenigalla,

The problem is that you have to create this disk with Windows and all drivers/tools yourself so it?s not given with the computer. This can be done with preinstalled Toshiba recovery media creator that creates the ?Toshiba recovery disk?. This disk contains an image of factory settings (Windows with all drivers and tools) and can be used to restore these factory settings every time.
So you need this disk to install Vista with bundled software.

Anyway, now it?s too late and you have to order such a disk from Toshiba directly but it?s not for free:

Of course you can install Windows from a normal Microsoft disk but then you have to install all drivers and tools yourself so recovery disk is the easiest way and pretested by Toshiba. ;)

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hello i was wonder if someone could give me some advice on some laptops we brought we got 2 toshiba a210 satellitte's and they both have completely different problems

they both cant burn there recovery disk keep getting error msgs

one of the laptops switchs off for reason one the basic apps like facebook,etc

the other worse in the way that it switches off when trying to play game and wont go back on at all , i got recovery disk from toshiba and they sent out the disk i install the software again and then it crash now i cant use the disks to boot the computer up again says on screen bootmsger missing and disks wont load .

both when brought were upgraded to 2 gig ram from the computer store when we brought them

if anyone has any ideas of what i should please let me know


Answer:Toshiba A210 Satellite issues

Do you know how to download and install all the peripherial software from the Toshiba site?

We would have to know more about your configuration and software to provide useful suggestions.

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I bought my Toshiba Satellite A210/A215 laptop about 8 months ago. It suddenly started having problems recently. First, it would suddenly crash without warning, no matter what i did. Then after a while even touching it the wrong way would make it crash. I let it sit for a bit and now when I try to turn it on, the lights will indicate its on and plugged in, but there's nothing appearing on the screen. The fan used to come on but I don't hear it anymore so I figured I have to replace that. Any idea on what's exactly wrong and what needs fixed?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A210/A215 problems

I'd recommend going through this guide as a starter

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Hi, I have a Satellite A210-146, and the installed Toshiba DVD Player has stopped working.It used to work,but I believe there are some program compatibility issues.Is there a way to find out which program may be affecting it without uninstalling and re-installing programs?

Any advice or suggestions greatly appreciated,thanks

Answer:Satellite A210-146:Toshiba DVD Player stops working

What happen exactly when you want to use Toshiba DVD player? Is there some error message?

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I have a Satellite A210, now I would like to buy some extra RAM. On all the website Ive visited they ask me for a bit more info. They're asking for a Satellite A210 .......
I looked at the sticker on the bottom of the laptop but that only shows the A210. My model number is PSAFGA-078019. Where can I find what is supposed to come after the 210?


Answer:How to identify the model number Toshiba Satellite A210


All information should be posted at the bottom of the unit.
There are some labels including the details like model number, serial number, etc?

But to be honest the Satellite A210 PSAFGA-078019 is not a Toshiba European model.
It?s possibly an Australian / New Zeeland series.

I googled for the PSAFGA-078019 number and get some info;
It looks like the notebook is called Satellite A210/801

Nevertheless the notebook should support the same modules like the other A210 units and the compatible modules supports these spec:
*DDR2 667MHz (PC2-5300) 200-PIN SODIMM*


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Hi all;

I am preparing to upgrade to Windows 7 & thinking of adding RAM on my Toshiba Satellite A210. It now has 2 - 512MB (1G) RAM. I need to find what amount would be compatible with my processor. There is nothing in the manual about upgrading. I am by no means an expert but can do some complicated maneuvers. Is there an 'easy' way to do this?

Any help appreciated.


Answer:Solved: Toshiba Satellite A210 - Upgrading RAM for Windows 7

The easy way is to find the technical spec sheet (usually pdf file) for your laptop on Toshiba's website or some other retailer. On the technical spec sheet, it should tell you the type of RAM and MAX RAM.

This is an example, but you need your exact make and model:

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Hello Seven Forums. My name is Vasil and i'm here with request for help related with Toshiba laptop model - Satellite A210-127 (PSAELE) and its related with BSOD and other things i will point out in detailes here as well as the SF Diag Tool ZIP attached in the topic. Also make sure i first made topic in the Toshiba Support Forum but there i only had there reply to install Windows once more but thats why im here to ask the people who will know better.

Okay i intalled Windows 7 Ultimate x32bit 2 weeks ago on this laptop and i didnt intall any drivers for a week or something. There were some issues that the laptop shut down itself and at times i just saw flashing blue screen that im sure its BSOD. When the laptop launched it gave me info about some missing drivers. I said myself okay lets start intalling and the first one i did was the touch pad driver to fix it and make it work also i installed the ATI GPU driver from the official AMD page. After that i intalled some games that i play and at times the laptop just completely shut off and i had to hit the power button to run it again. It always said BSOD. Okay then when im using Chrome or Firefox they crash and the laptop is unresponsive for atleast 5 min. Same thing with BS player while im watching a movie it just start to lag the movie at times and i have to shut it down in order to launch BS player once more and continue watching where i left. I know where is the Toshiba Drivers Page but i dont see anything there i actually... Read more

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A210-127 (PSAELE) BSOD and Other problems

There seems to be a problem with your Windows activation. Please post this report:Activation Issue Posting Instructions

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I bought a satellite A210 about 1 year ago, and now i doesn?t work.

First i thought it was my HDD, so I bought a new one today, and its a sata 2.5", but i cant install windows on it.
The computer can?t find the HDD, not the old one or the new one..

So i wonder what i shall do?
And in bios i can?t find the HDD either...

Please help me!

Thanks/ Sebastian And if possible, please help me in swedish!

Answer:Re: Satellite A210 canít find the HDD


You said the BIOS cannot see the HDD?
Hmm? I thought the OS cannot find the HDD because of missing SATA drivers but if the HDD is not visible in BIOS then you used either not compatible HDD or there is something wrong with other general part?

What do you mean exactly by ?doesn?t work??
Did you try to reinstall the OS using the Toshiba recovery disk?

PS: in this forum you can post only in English

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Last February I bought Toshiba Satellite A210. Yesterday I had to re-install the system to get original factory setting using CD-Recovery DVD. I follow the step shown on screen until I came to "Format-Partition" stage. Start to copy 1/5 to 4/5 things that I forget the name what was going to copy and suddenly I get an error saying that data couldn't copy or some data error from redundancy check fail and then "please press any key to continue" and I press a key to continue and suddenly the cmd window disappeared.
I realize that on the bottom it was another cmd window shown and when I maximize the window all I see is something like


I didn?t understand what I have to do. So I restart the system and do same thing again and I get same error.
First I thought my HDD might be a fault on it so I used my another original Windows Vista cd to install Vista to see if my HDD is okay.

During the setup I see 4 partition and one of them saying WinRE. Anyway I install my vista. But I was needed original recovery cd data so I can install the driver.

Then later I tried to use CD-Recovery DVD and I get same error that I describe above.

Does anyone know what was wrong?
It is very difficult to call from the night to Toshiba help center so I am trying to get some answer in this post.

I thank you for reading my post.

Kind regards,

Answer:Re: Satellite A210 - Toshiba Vista Recovery installation error


I recovered my A210 notebook many times and had this issue only one time.
In my case the black cmd window appeared and I didn?t know what I have to do.
So I closed this windows and nothing happened.
Now I know that I have to leave everything until the installation procedure would finish.

But listen buddy; you said you have installed the Vista using an original Microsoft Vista DVD. Well, in such case you don?t need the Recovery DVD for Toshiba driver installation.
All needed Vista drivers are released on the Toshiba European driver page.

Check the driver page, choose your notebook model and then you should get all necessary Vista drivers!


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I have formatted my laptop and installed a clean version of Windows 7. Now all the Toshiba pre installed software has been deleted, but every time I shutdown the laptop it never restarts properly it always gives an error and runs the startup scan.
None of the hotkeys work anymore and skygo doesnt work aswell.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite pro A210 Clean Install but having shutdown problems

Start over and follow these steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall Windows 7. It compiles everything that works best in tens of thousands of installs we've directly helped with here since beta, and has been used by over a million people without a single complaint.

In particular delete all partitions during the booted install to clear the partition table, pay close attention to how drivers are handled best in Win7, and how to determine which enabling software is needed to be added back from the Toshiba Support Downloads webpage for your model.

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I have just downloaded the updated TVAP file version 1.1.3 but when I come to install it there are 3 versions The differences between then are

6 Button model
2 Button Model
no buttons

How do I know which one to install ie what do the buttons refer to ?

Any advice would be much appreciated.



Answer:Satellite A210-12U: What Toshiba Controls Utility should I install - 6 or 2 buttons

You should take a look here into this thread:

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My HDD crashed so I bought a new one, and now my BIOS can't find it, and when I try to install XP, it says that it can't find any hard drive.
What to do? The new HDD is an Samsung SATA 2.5" artno:HM121HI...

Please help me.. I am going crazy...


Answer:Satellite A210-19Z - BIOS cant find my HDD

What was the size of the original HDD and the new one?

Have a look to [this|;tstart=0] thread. Might be that there is a limitation on what your notebook can take. In fact, i'm interested in this as I plan to update mine too.

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I have owned this computer for a while now and i want to install XP.
But i dont have any drivers for xp and just a recovery cd for vista, so were shuld i go and how do i know what drivers i need ?

I have looked around on toshibas page but i dont know what drivers i shuld download to run with out problems on XP.

Plz i need help!

niklas lundqvist

Answer:Satellite A210-12Q: Where to find XP drivers


Last week I have installed the XP on the A210.
I found the notebook supports a Realtek LAN driver, Atheros WLan card and the Mobility Radeon X2400.

These are 3 important drivers which I have installed!

The LAN and GPU driver you can find in other notebook sections; for example Satellite A200 PSAE6E

The WLan driver you can find on the Toshiba WLan portal site

The BT driver on the Toshiba BT portal;

Best regards

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"TOSHIBA Flash Cards" software/drivers, bundled with Satellite A210-1AO, crashes often, usually on system startup.
And sometimes after it loads correctly on startup, it stops working in random way with app crash.

Currently I have a dump of such crash, link.

Answer:Satellite A210-1AO - TOSHIBA Flash Cards softw: app crashes on startup

Try please to reinstall toshiba value added package.
You can find it on toshiba download page -

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I've got huge problem cuz i cant find driver for my a210-11b for any other operating system then 32-bit Vista.
I have few drivers for xp but not full pack drivers and my laptop is not working properly.

Does somebody can help me?

Answer:Satellite A210-11B: Can find XP 64bit drivers

The Toshiba 64bit drivers don?t exist; neither for XP or Vista.
At this time Toshiba doesn?t support such drivers? maybe in the future? who knows? ?:|

Anyway, if you need any 64bit drivers then you should search on the chip manufacturer websites.

Good luck

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I got a Toshiba Satellite A210 paesl 14
It came with a windows vista recovery cd.
I now would like to get rid of vista and install xp, but where can i get the drivers I need, forinstens for internet modem and so on...
I cant find them on the recovery cd??
Is it possible to make a real vista install cd out of the recovery cd??


Answer:Satellite A210 PAESL: Where to find XP drivers


if your system has an AMD CPU then check this link:

if Intel then try this one:

Maybe it helps you.


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is there any bios upgrade for this model? i can't seem to find it

i'm running WinXP Pro SP3. I hope this might solve ati2dvag infinite loop problem...

Answer:Satellite A210-16G - Where to find a Bios upgrade


As I?m not mistaken the Satellite A210-16G belongs to the PSAELE series which appears on the Toshiba European driver page.
At this time the BIOS v2.0 is available for this machine.


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Hi. I just bought a new toshiba satellite A210/A215 laptop two weeks ago. After about a week of use, something unusual started happening. After I had been using the laptop for awhile (sometimes a couple of minutes, sometimes several hours), the screen suddenly turns black with no warning. It is still on, because I can hear it running. I just can't see anything on the screen and any music or video playing stops. If anyone could help with this that would be great. Thanks!

Answer:Toshiba satellite laptop A210/A215 screen turns black after some time

Get into the power settings (under screen saver) and check the settings for running on battery and running on AC power...

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I have this Toshiba laptop, and recently I've installed Windows Xp Pro SP3, but now I have some problems.
The biggest problem I have, is that some Fn keys do not work, such as brightness levels and enable/disable touchpad.
I found the drivers to windows xp here:

But now I have other problem.
In order to install this driver I have to install common module (correct me if I am wrong).
The problem is I cant find any common module to my Toshiba.

Can anyone help me please?

Answer:Satellite A210-10C PSAEGE: Can't find common module


You cannot find the Common Modules because the common modules hasn?t been released for this notebook series.
Furthermore Toshiba driver page doesn?t provide all XP drivers for this series and this would mean that you will be not able to use all FN buttons running Win XP.

I?ve got a A210 with Win XP too and not all FN buttons work.

If you want you can try to install the Common Modules released for other A210 series but I doubt this application will be compatible. In my case it didn?t work.

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I've recently bought a Toshiba Satellite Pro A210 1AZ.

It's working well, as far as I can tell, but I have a problem with disc imaging software.
I bought Acronis True Image 11, and it worked OK from within Windows, but it wouldn't boot into the programme from either the Acronis Secure Zone, or from the bootable recovery media. ( It did boot, but the programme wouldn't load). Attempting to restore from within Windows requires a reboot before the process starts, resulting in the same, the PC boots but the programme doesn't load.

Acronis does successfully restore to a partition that isn't the "C", ie system partiton.

I managed to get a refund from Acronis under their 30 day guarantee with no problem.

I have tried the equivalent sofware from Paragon.
Without extensive testing I appear to have the same problem; It won't boot from the recovery media.

Searching for clues on the internet hasn't been completely fruitful, but I'm not alone with the problem, and the feeling seems to be that it's something to do with SATA drives.

I'd give "Ghost" a try, but I don't want to shell out for it and find it doesn't work and I can't get a refund. I can't find a trial version of it anywhere.

Can anyone advise me of partition imaging software that they KNOW works with this model, when booting to restore?

Thanks in anticipation,



Answer:Satellite Pro A210-1AZ: What image software can I use

Hi Matt

I think every professional imaging software works would works on your notebook.
I think you were not able to boot from the created image CD because you didn?t include the necessary Intel matrix Storage manager.

All new-age generation notebooks support the SATA controller (due to better performance) and therefore the notebooks are equipped with the SATA HDDs.

The Intel Matrix Storage Controller includes the SATA driver.

For example; if you want to install the XP on this notebook you will have to include firstly the SATA driver using the F6 button during the setup procedure.
Without the SATA driver the XP will not see the HDD!!!

I think the SATA driver is a key?.


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Where can I download the drivers for the cd/dvd drive for my A210 laptop I checked the drivers download page on the toshiba website but there's nothing?
Thanks for any help

Answer:CD/DVD Drive software needed for Satellite A210

The ODD driver is a part of the Windows OS.
The Windows uses the common Microsoft driver and therefore there is no driver on the Toshiba page.

But why you want to install such driver?
Isn?t the CD/DVD drive listed in the device manager?

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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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I have run the following programs... First ESET Online Scanner which found 16 instances of the Win32/bundled variant. I ran Adwcleaner, unhide, roguekiller, and defogger. I'm in the process of running Combofix. All logs posted below.ESET:C:\AdwCleaner\Quarantine\C\Program Files\AskPartnerNetwork\Toolbar\apnmcp.exe.vir a variant of Win32/Bundled.Toolbar.Ask.F potentially unsafe application deleted - quarantinedC:\AdwCleaner\Quarantine\C\Program Files\AskPartnerNetwork\Toolbar\UpdateManager.exe.vir a variant of Win32/Bundled.Toolbar.Ask.F potentially unsafe application deleted - quarantinedC:\AdwCleaner\Quarantine\C\Program Files\AskPartnerNetwork\Toolbar\SPCV7\Source\program files\AskPartnerNetwork\Toolbar\apnmcp.exe.vir a variant of Win32/Bundled.Toolbar.Ask.F potentially unsafe application deleted - quarantinedC:\AdwCleaner\Quarantine\C\Program Files\AskPartnerNetwork\Toolbar\SPCV7\Source\program files\AskPartnerNetwork\Toolbar\searchhook.dll.vir a variant of Win32/Bundled.Toolbar.Ask.F potentially unsafe application deleted - quarantinedC:\AdwCleaner\Quarantine\C\Program Files\AskPartnerNetwork\Toolbar\SPCV7\Source\program files\AskPartnerNetwork\Toolbar\ServiceLocator.exe.vir a variant of Win32/Bundled.Toolbar.Ask.F potentially unsafe application deleted - quarantinedC:\AdwCleaner\Quarantine\C\Program Files\AskPartnerNetwork\Toolbar\SPCV7\Source\program files\AskPartnerNetwork\Toolbar\SO.dll.vir a variant of Win32/Bundled.Toolbar.Ask.F potentially unsafe application delete... Read more

Answer:My Win7 Toshiba has Win/32 Bundled Variant

You are clean.You can Update & run Malwarebytes if you want to confirm.What ESET found appears to be old AdwCleaner removals, which had never been deleted from Quarantine.Example:"ESET:C:\AdwCleaner\Quarantine\C\Program Files\AskPartnerNetwork\Toolbar\apnmcp.exe.vir a variant of Win32/Bundled.Toolbar.Ask.F potentially unsafe application deleted - quarantined"

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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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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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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 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 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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Question: Bundled Software

Hi all, i have just recently bought an Acer Aspire 5551 with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit and it has come with a load of crap installed by default that i don't want or even need.

Now i have taken about 15 trial games, dvd writing software and other bloated stuff off as i use my preferred software like anyone does. Now what i want to know is, is it safe for me to take all the bundled Acer software off, i.e Acer power manager, Acer eRecovery and Acer this and that. Will Windows do all the power managing for me?

And if Windows (sidetracking here ) does do all the managing why do they stick it all on in the first place?

I have made the windows recovery disc, and the Acer drivers disc and the Acer recovery DVD's so i do have proper backups if anything should go wrong.

Many thanks in advance.


Answer:Bundled Software

I don't see a need to completely take them off of your computer, they shouldn't be taking up too much space. What I would do is just close the program, that way if something comes up where you need them you don't have to reinstall them

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Hi all,ive had to reset my notebook and have lost thebundled software that comes with it.Does anyone know where i can download it? ive tried lookin on Lonovo's support page and cant find anything.thanks in advance,Adam


Go to Solution.

Answer:bundled software on G50-70

How did you reset?  If you used Lenovo Recovery it should have taken it back to factory load (including software) that came with it (stock).
If you reset from different media (Windows DVD, back up images from software) it may have wiped out the Lenovo partition and you will need to contact support by phone to order the Recovery Software DVD's for your notebook.
Good luck.

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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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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'm using a Toshiba Satellite A-215 laptop at present and have been running through all the programs that came with it. I'm wondering if I can uninstall any of these, since I don't think I would need it.

Here's the list that needs querying:

I'm sure I can take out Games, since I don't play any of them . Any suggestions on the rest? Would I be able to remove the others without harm to the normal function of the laptop?

Answer:Uninstalling Bundled Software

I worked with a Toshiba lap just recently for a family friend. He liked some of the Toshiba stuff, so I just took off the stuff he doesn't need on startup.

You don't need any of that. All of those just make it easier for newbs. It is not required to run Windows.

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I have all this HP stuff that installed when I installed my printer and I can't remove any of it through Add/Remove.

Is there a safe/clean way to manually remove these annoying installs?

Answer:Cannot Remove HP bundled software

Hi 449, and welcome to MGs!! As a matter-of-fact, there is a program here at MGs that is supposed to just that...remove the crap. Here's the link I have never used it, but hopefully it'll help

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Ok so i bought a new laptop from gateway. The gateway MT6451. The guy at best buy told me that there is a lot of software bundled in this computer that can slow it down and if i pay them money they can speed it up. Well i dont have a whole lot of money but would still like to remove what is running that can slow down my computer. I am running on the vista, and i am using the 60 day trial of microsoft office. I look into the startup folder and dont see anything but i am wondering where it is that all this "bundled" software would be located. there isnt much in the add/remove section either. Any suggestions?

Answer:Removing bundled software

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I bought a new emachine 2 years ago and it came with system recovery discs rather than the XP cd. It also has over a dozen other programs on it that I don't want i.e. ICQ, AOL,Antivirus trials, etc. Removing them via the conrol panel doesn't necessarily get rid of them and they seem to leave files behind. I would like to do a clean install of XP from an OEM cd I bought (using the original key that came with computer) HOw do I go about this?I am familiar with formatting and installing Win 98 but not XP. Is there a big difference? All I can find for info is all about downloading 5 or 6 discs .

eMachines T2692 2.6Ghz
80Ghz hdd
1 Gig RAM
10/100Mbps Ethernet
56KFax modem
GeForce 5200 PCI video card

Answer:Solved: Getting rid of bundled software

Just wondering if anyone has seen this...

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New X61s laptop.  I installed my defensive programs - and then checked processes.  80 PLUS - with a ton of them being Lenovo items.
Can someone point me to a summary of the Lenovo programs that are bundled with a new laptop.
I would really like to uninstall the non-critical ones.
Thank you.
Note from Moderator: Please update your profile with your correct country location as per the forum rules. Products, options and services vary from market to market. Knowing your location helps us help you.Message Edited by nonny on 03-17-2008 05:49 PM

Answer:Lenovo Bundled Software is a bit too much

NBR's ThinkVantage Software Guide

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I am looking to uninstall software that came bundled with my computer i.e mainly Microsoft application eg Media Centre, Works, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker etc as I have other software performing the same functions. Will I encounter any problems by removing these.

Answer:Removing pre-bundled software

Originally Posted by cevets

I am looking to uninstall software that came bundled with my computer i.e mainly Microsoft application eg Media Centre, Works, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker etc as I have other software performing the same functions. Will I encounter any problems by removing these.

Hi cevets,

If you can unistall them through Programs and Features (control Panel) then no I dont think that you should experience any problems.


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hi i just bought WACOMS volito graphic tablet and for some reason some of the software will not load? i tried manually starting the setup files but nothing happens some of the software load by double clicking the setup or through the menu's on the disc but 2 of them won't launch the setup automatically or manually?

i have windows XP and the software is compatable

Answer:WACOM bundled software

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The time has come where I want to format my hard drive and reinstall xp so I can start off nice and fresh and uncluttered again.My machine didn't come with any discs for reinstalling and it was months before I found out I was supposed to make some, so I'm not sure if they will be just the operating system and bundled software or what, also I didn't have any dvd's on hand at the time so I ended up with the boot cd plus I think 5 or so other cd's! I don't suppose that matters, will just mean a lot of changing cd's through the process.The computer came with a lot of extra software that I never used so I don't want to reinstall it, I just want to install xp itself. Is there a way to do this, will it perhaps give me the option? I just really want to know what I'm in for before I start. Thanks in advance

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Whats with "Bundled Software Uninstaller"

How do I remove it?


Answer:Bundled Software Uninstaller

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please read ALL of this message including the notes before doing anything.

Please follow the instructions in the below link:

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide

and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

**** If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going. ****
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not. MGtools will frequently run even when all other tools will not.

After completing the READ & RUN ME and attaching your logs, make sure that you tell us what problems still remain ( if any still do )!
Helpful Notes:

If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode, you can run the steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:

Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual update Malwarebytes ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash drives are writeable and infections can spread to them.
If you cannot seem to login to an infected user account, try using a different user account ... Read more

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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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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 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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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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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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One of my users picked up bundled software uninstaller.

When I go to control panel and try to remove it, I get a message that I do not have the rights to do it.

I am logged on as admin with all rights.

BTW, I ran Malwarebytes, and this user had over 1,200 infections.

Anyone have any ideas?

Answer:bundled software uninstaller - cannot remove

This apparently is malware that does not have a functional install. The message that the fake uninstaller gives you is FUD.

Boot in safe mode. Run your virus scanner directly from its CD if possible, deleting or quarantining infected files, then boot to safe mode again. Some virus protection programs will generate a bootable "rescue" disk that will update signatures from the WWW and then scan your mounted drives, never booting from the computer HD; use that if you can.

If that doesn't work for any reason, find the root process and kill it (if it's running when you boot in the safe mode) and delete the source file for the root process, then run a registry cleaner such as the one in Norton 360 that deletes registry entries that point to missing files. That should stop the worm. Clean-up of the rest of the worm files is not necessary and may be difficult, because most worms hide their files in various directories with misleading file names, but so long as the worm isn't running anymore you can ignore the rest of the files so long as they aren't executed.

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I have a Satellite C855 - 1WT which recently had a new hard disk installed. How do I re-install the bundled software that came with it such as the video player software?

Answer:How to I reinstall bundled software that came with my laptop?

Bundled software cannot be downloaded and installed separately. Bundled software is part of recovery image and it is included in this package.

With other words, if you want to have this additional software again you must reinstall Toshiba recovery image again.

Anyway, if you need video player you can use VLC player and it is for free. I use it too.

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Hi all,

I was going to put this in one of the stickies, but there wasn't really a relevant one, so I'll just post it here.

It gives a pretty comprehensive list of the crapware that comes with the most popular P2P progs.

Most of us won't learn much we didn't know already in general, but it can be used to identify the specific P2P installed, just by the stuff that was bundled with it.

Anything to add a little knowledge..



Answer:Software bundled with specific P2Ps...

Thanks e-liam, I know just the post to put that in!

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Okay most us wanta be Geeks have those mass produced computers, that we buy from the BOX stores or through mail order, that come bundled with ALL that neat stuff that just allows us to turn the #@&*# thing on and play with REAL Geeks that have assembled their own rigs????

Problem:- How to get rid of the bundled C**p, that comes with your shiny new toy, mine happens to be HP?s Compaq with little nasties like ?BackWeb? ?Compaq Connections? ?AOL? and numerous others. So were is the problem you say, well you cannot delete everything you THINK is a nasty, or you will be left with just a shiny box and a running fan.

So ALL you Dell/Compaq/Acer/HP/what evers let us know what has worked for you, me I am still working on mine, but have a Compaq/Presario and have removed the Fat32 partition and the recovery files and gained another 10 gig Thanks to MG. use the original HD now for Music/Video files. Have found that the purchase of Power Quest?s True Image to be a ?Life Saver? and a must for any of us wanta be?s that try tweaking cause any major disaster is just a Back-Up away (even an HD crash)

Answer:Bundled Software Removal Tips

Heh, the best bet to get rid of all the crap is to format and re-install windows. If that fails/isn't viable, using CCleaner to remove programs in the Add/Remove list works for me and all the bloated Dell workstations we order at work.

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Windows 7 64-bit
I cannot uninstall 'Bundled Software Uninstaller' in control panel.
Each time I try to uninstall it a pop up says 'There's an internet connection problem please try again later'.
I do not have an internet connection problem.
Can someone please tell me how to get rid of this. I have tried Sophos virus removal tool which did find a couple of viruses but didn't fix the problem.

Answer:How Do I Remove Bundled Software Uninstaller

AdwCleaner should remove it

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I downloaded IE9 and it contained RASPHONE. PBK in the download which is in the SPYWARE family according to NORTON. When i get inside some of my systems it displays "cannot find file. Make sure the path or internet address is correct". I researched internet for procedures to be used to delete Rasphone to no avail. I am using Vista 32 bit. Anybody got any answers.

Answer:downloaded IE9 software bundled with spyware

Where did you get IE from? It's very likely this is a false positive. Scan with a different anti-malware.

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my Satellite Pro 4200 got too hot and the harddisk got hit by that (scandisk stops at 84%, very slow data access). Is there any software from Toshiba available with which I can check the HD and get a diagnosis?

Thank you,

Answer:Satellite Pro 4200: Is Toshiba Software for HDD check available?

Hi Ben,

I'm not aware of any specific software from Toshiba, but you can always use the Microsoft CHKDSK utility to scan/repair your hard drive sectors. You can access this by right-clicking on the hard drive icon in My Computer -> Properties -> tools.


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Have just taken delivery of one of the above (£189 from ebuyer, incl delivery and carry bag). It comes with WinXP Home and a whole host of bundled software. But I haven't booted up at all yet.I don't really want any of the bundled software (just want WinXP, IE etc. really) and was wondering whether, depending upon the way the software is "provided", I could circumvent installation and thereby avoid uninstalling it all again and avoiding any uninstall issues at the same time.I read something on a forum that suggested that, rather than being pre-installed, the bundled software isn't actually installed until one boots for the first time (and that some master launcher is kicked off that somehow controls this).Does anyone know any more on this and how easy it is to interrupt the instllation without any unwanted side effects?

Answer:Acer Aspire One D250 Bundled Software

You need to RTFM :) (Read the flippin' manual)You might find it on Acers site, if not a preinstalled pdf version may well be preinstalled already... they always were... so look at the recovery options.I think on some later Acer laptops, I have seen what you ask... it's a case of running a factory recovery without bundled software. Then there is another option to reinstall with bundled stuff.

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Alright guys.  Anyone know of a way I can do this? Can I use the Lenovo recovery disks which I burnt to disk but select what I want? So just windows, then install the few lenovo programs I do want... I have done a few installs of the lenovo package when I was trying to fix my W520 but I cant recall seeing this option.  I also installed a random copy of windows I downloaded of the internet and burnt to disk just before I finally folded and just sent it back to lenovo. It is the same version, W7 pro SP1. It wont let me use my key and I called microsoft who told me to update my bios as I had error 0x004f063 (Link to google search:,mod=8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8) The new bios did not help.  With the lenovo factory disks there are just far too many of the bundled, some of which cause problems with my other programs and generally leave detrius arund even after uninstall. I am quite particular and anything I dont want pisses me off.   Any help very much appreciated  

Answer:Any way to install windows 7 only, no lenovo bundled software?

I've clean installed my W530 just fine. Make sure you download a copy of windows from one of these links to the version of windows 7 that came wint your machine. The key should activate just fine.

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I just purchased an Acer TimelineU M5-481TG 6814.

I noticed a lot of bloatware, and started uninstalling what I could tell was useless. There is still 40 or so gigabytes taken up. This seems much larger than just the operating system and a few programs.

I already burned recovery DVDs using Acer eRecovery.

Should I clean install Windows 7? The laptop comes with a 20gb SSD and a 500gb 5400 HDD, and I feel it could run best with the operating system on the SSD and everything else on the HDD. Would it be a hastle to get the laptop to full functionality?

What should I do?

Answer:New laptop - Clean install? Or use some of the bundled software?

Hello there, dantrue25! Welcome to SF!

Well, *some* windows installations with a little tweaks can go below 20GB so it could fit in the SSD just fine, personally i clean-install windows on every laptop i put my hands to (i'm a PC Tech Guy) because i just can't deal with bloatware and the difference without it is astounding!! Or maybe is a placebo effect LOL


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Google: Unwanted bundled software is way more aggressive than malware:

According to Google, it issues three times as many unwanted software warnings than malware warnings, much of which relates to adware and browser-hijacking software that's been sneakily bundled with legitimate software.

Ad affiliate networks know that people rarely read terms and conditions and exploit this failing by burying details about bundled software in the text of their consent form. Consumers may not want the additional software, but their consent allows the affiliate marketer to operate legally

The researchers found the pay-per-install industry has just a few hundred players, but argue its decentralized nature "encourages advertisers to focus solely on monetizing users upon installation and for publishers to maximize conversion, irrespective of the final user experience"

They also found that 59 percent of bundles are flagged by at least one antivirus engine as potentially unwanted, and that some packages are built not to install when the presence of antivirus has been detected. Key security products checked for include ESET, Avast, AVG, McAfee, Avira, and Symantec.

Read the full article at the link at the top of the page.

MT members:
Have you been the victim of unwanted bundled software/Browser extensions?
Maybe "Candy Crush" with Windows 10,or "GeekBuddy" with Comodo..
What was bundled with your download?

Answer:Google: Bundled software more aggressive than malware

Voted Once Or Twice,
back before I knew better I didn't keep a good eye out for things like this, now you have to.
I am very watchful now and I don't use it like I should but I have Reason Core
I need to stop being lazy and reinstall it
But Bundling used to mostly be comprised of spam apps and other harmless junk,
now days there are far more intrusive and dangerous things hiding in there.
Thanks Logethica cool post.

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Hello this is my first post  I recently purchased 15-ba113cl laptop when i saw this laptop i noticed it has everthing i needed but the os needed to be Changed and i wanted to remove the bloatware and well just customise it myself because i know what i wanted  So i removed windows 10 home and repartitioned all the drives so i could use it how i wanted it  my issue is now with powerdirector pro i want this installed but the hp support assistant will not finish i recieve no errors neither does it install correctly i have tried to reinstall 36 times   i have also noticed after reading here that there has not been a solution to fix this issue this is disturbing and an annoyance and not only that but hp will not fix or solve it  i am not happy with hewllet packard not solving this problem  i contacted hp live chat and was asked to pay more money on top of what i have already paidwhen this laptop is only 20 days old i dont think so do i have sucker witten on my forehead ?

Answer:HP Notebook - 15-ba113cl Bundled software Problem

Hi,Did you try downloading from here and installing it:

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I have a Lexmark X 6150 all in one printer with dedicated fax machine. I have since lost the original CD with the drivers and the other bundled software that is on it. I know I can download the printer drivers from the manufacturers website, but that does not include the scan and fax drivers for the rest of the machines capabilites. This is what I need and Lexmark does not sell that CD anymore as the machine is a few years old .I'm asking to beg, borrow or buy a copy of that software from anyone who would care to help. Or if someone knows where I can either download the complete package or buy it I would appreciate a heads up. I'm using Vista as an OS. Thanks in advance for any help recieved.

Answer:Lexmark X6150 original bundled software

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I bought a Kodak EZ200 camera a couple of years ago in the UK (where I was residing at the time) and it worked fine on Win 98. The software bundled from Arcsoft was also fine (Arcsoft Photoimpression).

Now since I moved to the States, my camera works to some extent. I can take pictures fine, but when I try to upload to my computer using the software, my computer just restarts by itself. This happened on Windows Me and Windows XP so I know it's not the software (directly). Any suggestions to eleviate the problem?

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i've just bought a plextor px-712A dvd writer. bought this one for two reasons, [1], because of the pc advisor review and [2], because of the bundled software and specifically pinnacle studio 9 which i believe is brilliant. guess what? everything loads fine except the studio 9 which keeps asking for a serial number which does not appear anywhere. not on the dvd writer box , not on any packaging and not on the enclosed cd sleeve which is where it is supposed to be. what awaste of money! anyone out there got any ideas or had the same problem. i don't feel like having to spend out more money to buy this software separately.

Answer:plextor px-712A dvd writer/bundled software

have you tried registering pinnacle first,they may then send the unlocking code by email

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im a new SATELLITE C870-1JV user
Or saw a review on a US website saying that all the preinstalled Toshiba software slows down the OS .
The site recommended a clean windows install to remove it all..

Anyone done this or recommend it?

Anyone like the installed software and recommend keeping it?


Answer:Re: Satellite C870 - Questions regarding preinstalled Toshiba software

> Anyone done this or recommend it?
Do you still want to use the advanced notebook features like function buttons?
If yes, don?t remove the Toshiba function key software which controls the keys.

Do you still want to be notified about driver updates via Toshiba Tempro or Toshiba Service Station?
Then don?t remove such software

But as far as I know there is also another, additional software installed on the notebook.
For example: TOSHIBA Places, TOSHIBA Eco Utility, TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor, etc?
All these tools provide some additional features, it?s your decision if you want to use it or not.

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I have problem using Toshiba Software Installer for Win 7 on Satellite L750-1MT (PSK30E-02T002B3) with no OS preinstalled.
I do the following:

1. Install Windows 7 x64, SP1.
2. Install LAN driver (device was not recognized by Windows 6) (downloaded from [ MP_RESULTS_PAGE&partNumber=PSK30E-02T002B3&serialNumber=&USER_ACTION=Serial%20number])
3. Install all Windows Updates from Microsoft
4. Run Toshiba Software Installer for Win 7 - it installs a couple of drivers and then asks to reboot.

Here is the log file for the first try (win7update.log):

Update started 12\28\2011 at 21:11
Installed TVALZ_O.INF
Installed IO & Memory Access Driver
driver_bluetooth_TC00241200A.exe /s /log /test has been installed with the result code of PASS
util_tvap_TC00215000H.exe /s /log /test /wait15 has been installed with the result code of PASS
Update completed at 21:29

After reboot I run it again and the result is:

Update started 12\28\2011 at 21:38
Toshiba Bluetooth stack has already been installed.
Toshiba Value Added Package has already been installed.
Update completed at 21:40

Any help is appreciated!
Thanks in advance!

Answer:Problem using Toshiba Software Installer for Win 7 on Satellite L750-1MT

Wait a moment.
What are you doing exactly?
Do you try to install own operating system?

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