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

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

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 supposedly searches through your computer and identifies exactly which drivers are required then installs them.
This program failed to install (some error about a missing file), only after it failed to install I searched its properties to find it was unlicensed so i deleted it then and there.

Either way. End result.

I have a Toshiba Satellite A100-033 with Windows XP Professional installed and many devices without drivers.
Please can someone help, I dont know where to look anymore and I am due to return his laptop on Monday (3 days).

PS: I have access to uTorrent, but would prefer not to use unless required.

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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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i have bought Satellite A100 Sk9 notebook for school and we are required to put win xp pro on it. i formatted my machine and went to do a fresh install of xp pro and found that there are no working LAN drivers for this notebook.

There is a download for somthing that i thought was the LAN driver and after i downloaded this file (using the wireless) and extracted it there is no driver file in the archive all it has is a few dlls and an uninstall application but nothing else.

Can someone please assist me with this? i am in dire need for this driver because we have to use the cabled connection in the classrooms.


Answer:Satellite A100-Sk9 PSAASC - Lan drivers does not exist?

Where did you find this LAN driver?
It seems that this unit was designed for the Australian market and therefore you should check the Toshiba Australian page.

However, you have already downloaded the driver.
You could try to install it in the device manger. Simply enter the device manager, select the lan card and choose the option ?driver install?
Then choose the dowloaded driver on the HDD and finish the procedure...

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Alright, so I recently had to install windows xp again on my laptop. I've solved most of my driver issues but I can't for the life of me find the drivers I need to re-enable hibernation. To be clear, when I first got this laptop hibernation/standby/etc. were all enabled and now they don't even appear as options, anywhere. I'm assuming I just don't have the proper drivers and need to know where I can find them, but if there's some other reason for my problem I'd really like to know what it is. Thanks!

Answer:Drivers for toshiba satellite a100-ta2

Update your Video/Display driver and hibernation will appear

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Hi All,

I have a matter of Concern with my Branded Laptop. This system has been preinstalled with Windows Vista and its not a very friendly Application for newcomers like us. So I really need to get the Windows Xp installed on this Machine for me and my Family.

Yes ... I tried the Site at " " but could not find the Drivers nor the Manual for this Product. Appreciate from all you Computer Guru's if you could help me find this Product Manual and its drivers for Xp, so that I could install them on this Laptop.

Your Assistance will be of Immense Help. THanks

Answer:Solved: Toshiba Satellite A100 XP Drivers

There probably are none. Toshiba are the only ones that would have drivers for their proprietary hardware devices.

Vista is a far superior operating system and supports the new hardware which you can't use with XP. It can be made to look and act almost identical to XP.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro A100(PSAA3E), which I just did a fresh install of Windows Xp on.
I stupidly didnt back-up the drivers (doh!!) and now cant find the drivers for the Video Controller which is an ATI Radeon Xpress 200m series (rc410). I managed to find out that through a very helpful post by one of your members(who I am ashamed to say I cant remember his name) who told how to identify the part/video controller, ie who manufactured it!
I figure that these drivers are archived with Toshiba but I have been through their site and cant find it anywhere.
Any help would greatly appreciated!


Answer:Solved: Xp drivers for Toshiba Satellite Pro A100 psaa3e

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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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Installing driver ends with "No compatible hardware found message".
My notebook have GeForce Go 7600 (PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0398&SUBSYS_FF101179&REV_A1).

Answer:Toshiba Nvidia drivers for Vista cannot be installed on Satellite A100-912

yeah, i've got the same problem. There is a solution?

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I have some problem finding the drivers and installing the drivers in order to get my laptop to work...
It's Satellite A200-1ml

Can someone help?
I can't even manage to install the common modules...

Answer:Satellite A100-1ML - Where to find the XP drivers

If I?m not mistaken the Satellite A200-1ML belongs to the PSAE0 series.
Why you don?t choose this series?

The driver download form you will find on the Toshiba European driver page.
Last but not least you have to update the BIOS to the XP version if you want to use the XP on this Vista notebook!


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A friend of mine has this model of laptop (or another name: PSAA8E) and needs to reinstall the Operating System. The problem is that she does not have the drivers and I cannot them anywhere.
Either I search on the EU or the US Toshiba site, there aren't any A100 drivers, only A300or higher.

And on there are 7 models of A100 but none of them is "121" or "PSAA8E".
I don't know if any of those drivers are compatible or where to find compatible drivers.

I still hope toshiba has kept somewhere drivers for older laptop models.
The laptop was bought a few years ago from Spain.

Answer:Re: Cannot find drivers for Satellite A100-121

I?m really wondering you cannot find drivers on Toshiba download page

I mean if there you can find drivers for A300 or higher it is logic that old models may be listed in Archive, right.
So please visit download page again and check archive.
It can be chosen in ?Product type?.

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I have a Notebook Satellite A100-215 with
Model N?- PSAA9E-02F00VPT
Serial N? - 66063198Q
and I just can't find any drivers in any of Toshiba's sites.
I've tried Toshiba Portugal, where the notebook was bought,
tried also and, and this notebook seems like it's a ghost, because I can't find it anyware.

Tried searching for for serial no and model no, and nothing.
Tried Toshiba's search software and it doesn't recognizes the notebook.

Can anyone tell me how can I find drivers for this gost?

Answer:Cannot find drivers for Satellite A100-215

Drivers for your old notebook you can find on

As ?Product type? choose option ARCHIVE and you will find it.

Good luck.

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I have Windows Vista, but i want return to Windows XP, i can install the operating sistem, but i need drivers for my notebook model, i have try to see in the site but i haven't find.
Someone can help plz ??

I need in italian if possible:
- Acoustic Silencer
- Assist
- Bluetooth Monitor
- Config Free
- Display Driver
- Fingerprint software
- Flash Media Driver
- Hardware setup
- Installation Istructions
- Modem Driver
- Quick Fix Engineering
- SD Utilities
- Sound Driver
- Supervisor Password Utility
- Tiles for Mobility Center
- Touch Pad Driver
- Value Added Package
- Wireless Lan Driver
- Online Product Information

Help me plz, thx so much :-)

Message was edited by: Gianni 81

Answer:How to find all WXP drivers for Satellite A100 (PSAAR)?


Check this topic

Maybe it will help you to install WXP and use right Toshiba designed tools and utilities.

Good luck!

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i can`t find any drivers or downloads for this tipe of laptop !

Answer:Cannot find drivers for Satellite A100-SK8 or (PSAA800C)

Model number and model name are a little bit strange.
Can you please check Toshiba label at the bottom and send model name, model number and serial number again?

By the way: where you have bought this notebook (country)?

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Hi all,
I am Vesna from Macedonia and I have the laptop Toshiba Satellite A100-250!

I have a problem with my sound drivers so I need your help. Actually, i will be happy if you can give me a link to download my sound drivers.

Vesna Jovanova

Answer:Satellite A100-250 - Where can I find the sound drivers?

Hello what your model for example satallit A100 PSAA2

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I'm looking for drivers for an A100 psaa5a-01h00t.
When i type it into it refreshes the page but then nothing displays.

If i look for it manually in the drop down menus i can't find any A100 series laptops.

Where can i find the driver for this model?

Answer:Can't find drivers for Satellite A100 (PSAA5A)

As I can see you have Australian notebook model. I?ve checked Au support and download page and there is no support (not listed) older notebook models like your A100.

Which operating system do you use? I ask this because you can find drivers on European support page. It is just important to find model with identical or similar hardware platform.
You can check this on under ARCHIVE.

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I currently run Vista Home Premium SP1 32-Bit and do so because there appears to only be 32-Bit drivers on Tosiba's website:

[ action=search&selCategory=2&selFamily=2&selSeries= 153&selProduct=700&selOS=2]

Where can I find Vista 64-Bit drivers for the Toshiba Satellite A100-049?


Answer:Where can I find Vista 64-Bit drivers for the Satellite A100-049?


Normally you get all drivers on the Toshiba website but Toshiba does not offer 64bit drivers for all notebooks.
In most case only for the new notebooks that came with 4GB RAM.

What can do is to search on external websites for 64bit drivers.
Here are some examples where you can search:


Good luck


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For some reasons, I want to use an older version of value added package and bluetooth drivers for a satellite A100 but i can't find them. I spent all day searching and nothing. Help pls

Answer:Where can I find older drivers for Satellite A100


unfortunately there are no older versions of these packages you posted available since they (toshiba driver guys) are replacing the drivers with the newest versions so the older one are not available anymore.

Maybe some search on will bring you some results but here you won?t find anything..


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Hi all,

is there any chance to find windows XP drivers for my Toshiba Satellite A100-011(PSAAR),
in order to remove vista and install XP?

Thanks in advance,

Answer:Satellite A100-011(PSAAR): Where to find Windows XP drivers?


Maybe this topic can help you:

By the way: if you check this forum section you will find several topics where you can find answer to your question.

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I have Toshiba A100-599 laptop which runs Windows Vista Final. Could you tell me please where I can find latest releases of the drivers from? I would be appreciate it if you tell me a download link. I am from Turkey in the southeast Europe.

And I have a question. Isn't there any application which runs on the Vista, and warns the users for the latest updates to install them automatically?

Thanks and best regards,

Answer:Where can I find Vista drivers and applications for Satellite A100-599?


look here for drivers:
go to Support & Downloads -> Support homepage -> Download drivers


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Hi everybody,
I'm desperately looking for display drivers for my ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 (Satellite A100 PSAA9E)

The ones that can be found on the Toshiba website were last updated in 2007! And they are totally useless on most 3D applications!
Any idea where I could find these?

Many thanks in advance

Answer:Satellite A100 (PSAA9E) - Where I can find new display drivers?


Normally you can find new display drivers on the Toshiba website as you said but I think in this case you can do nothing.

I have checked the ATI/AMD website and there I can find newer drivers for the Mobility Radeon X1400.
But it?s on your own risk to use these drivers because they don?t have an overheat protection. The graphic card can be damaged.

By the way why you want to update the driver? Do you have some problems with the notebook (in games)?
Sometimes it?s useful to search a patch or update for the game and OS.


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Hi, I found this laptop at a very good price on one of the online retailers, however I couldn't find any support page on Toshiba websites, neither I could find any information.

So is it a fake, if no why then I can't find information on the web about it.

Answer:Is Satellite A100-SK9 a fake? Could not find a support page or drivers


Can you please send a link?

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Please, I need Your help.

I bought 4 days ago an Toshiba portable computer, detail spec is in attachment (Satellite A100-768, dual core)and with it came Vista system with directx 10. I wasn't satisfied how things work on that system (there's no game that worked on it NFS3, NF CARBON, ST LEGACY) so I decided to reinstall system and put XPSP2, and I did.

Now, I was aware that I need to find drivers, so I looked on site, and I didn't found exact match with model, so I download drivers for Satellite A100-S8111TD (american site of toshiba) but only for sound, blue tooth, hotkey, utilities, and so on, but only for wireless driver I did not (50megs Hugh through 50k modem).

I downloaded also Intel drivers for motherboard and graphic adapter, and all that work fine, BUT!!!
One problem come out, driver for sound card doesn't work -- driver installation goes fine, but it won`t start.

In device manager there are 3 question mark and one ! mark for sound card it says that can not start, code 10.
3 ? marks are for Network adapter, Ethernet, Mass storage <- what drivers that I need to download to get reed off it.

One of drivers that I downloaded did something in Command prompt window, and I suspect that he flashed BIOS and now I have TPM error. This TPM I found in security tab in Bios, but I can not change it, it wouldn't let me.
And one more thing, still, no game woudln`t start, what is happening

Please, give me advice, I am desperate

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Answer:Satellite A100-784 (PAAANE) Cannot find XP drivers - unknown devices


First of all you can also try to download the drivers from Toshiba European page.
There are also XP drivers from different A100 series.

Anyway, I assume the sound does not work because the wrong XP driver was installed.
Different A100 series supports different sound cards.

As far as I know your A100-784 unit supports Realtek ALC 861 HD audio sound card.
Therefore you have to use the driver from Realtek.

The notebook supports also an Intel 945PM Express Chipset code name CalistogaPM + ICH7-M. I would recommend installing the Intel chipset diver. You could find it on the Intel page.

The question marks appear in the device manger because you need compatible drivers!
I assume you will need the LAN and WLan card driver.

The notebook uses Intel 82562GZ (Ekron) LAN card and therefore you have to look for the driver which support this chip!
I?m not sure about the WLan card but it seems it?s an Atheros WLan card.

As I said above? try the drivers from different A100 series and goggle additionally for 3rd party drivers.

good luck

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

Thank you in advance.


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Can anyone help! My laptop works fine, but I wanted to create a boot disk incase of problems.

But Toshiba Assist>Protect & Fix> doesnt give me an option to create a boot disk.
Is this expected with this model?

I do have the Toshiba Recovery Disk that came with the computer, but have been warned NOT to test it, otherwise it may actually cause me problems!
Any ideas?

Satellite Pro A100-302
Part Number : PSAACE-008002EN

Answer:Satellite Pro A100 - Recovery disk creator doesn't exist!

This option is not offered on this notebook model. Because of that Toshiba gives DVD recovery that can be used for operating system installation.

>I do have the Toshiba Recovery Disk that came with the computer, but have been warned NOT to test it, otherwise it may actually cause me problems!
Such info can come just from people who don?t know what they are talking about. Please ask this person what he means exactly and I will offer you the right explanation about recovery procedure if you want.

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Can somebody please help me find Drivers for a Toshiba A100 Ta1.  Ive been trying everywhere including the Toshiba site but no luck.

Answer:Drivers for Toshiba a100 Ta1

They are at the Toshiba site...try again.

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I'm working on a Toshiba Laptop (A100) and everything runs great on it but the keyboard is half missing and 4 of the keys that are there don't work..

how much of a pain is this to fix?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A100 Key pad..

well.. lol, thanks but I just plugged a USB wireless keyboard in it.. so no worry's they seem to be pretty cheap these days.

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Hi Friends,

I got a Laptop from one of my Friends. This is about 2 years in use and gave it to me. But unforunately the System was dead. Hence, after getting it on, I loaded the Windows Xp and found that I need the Drivers for this Model - PSAAKL - 00E002.

Appreicate if any could let me know from Where I could download these
Driver's for the Toshiba Satellite A100
Model : PSAAKL - 00E002
inorder for me to get this laptop back in running Condition.

Your Help would be highly Appreciated. Thanks

Answer:Solved: Toshiba Satellite A100

Just a wild guess, how about as a start?

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The battery model no in the laptop was PA3399U-2BAS. A supplier sent a replacement - its no is PA3399U-1BRS. It said it had 95% capacity yet when the power cord was pulled out the laptop died and would not restart without plugging the cord back in.

Would this battery have been an acceptable replacement? The laptop will run on its old battery with its reduced capacity and does need to be replaced.

Any thoughts?

Answer:Battery for Toshiba Satellite Pro A100 M50

Just for your info:
According Toshiba specification with Satellite Pro A100 you can use follow batteries

Start notebook with AC power supply and without battery, put battery additionally and if the battery is recognized properly remove the AC power supply.
Does the same happen again?

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when i turn on my laptop its reading it as an intel celeron 1.86ghz, when its supposed to be a centrino duo mobile cpu.

any ideas why this is, is it possible 1 core burned out?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A100 wrong cpu

Centrino is a configuration not a mobile processor. You can download and install the Intel Processor ID utility and let it identify the processor for you.

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I have a Satellite A100 with Windows XP.
The internet and CD/DVD buttons worked perfectly until a few days ago, now nothing happens when I use them. I check their configuration, and it's ok.
Can anybody help me, please?

Answer:Can not use Toshiba Controls on my Satellite A100

Download and install the CCleaner tool. This tool repairs the windows registry. It?s for free. Repair you OS.
Then download the right ?common modules? for you notebook series from the Toshiba page and install it again.

After new reboot check if the Toshiba control buttons functions!

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A100 SK4 with French version of Windows XP SP2. A coupe of weeks ago I spilled some tea (no sugar) on the keyboard. Shut the power down, although it took me a few minutes longer to realize that the battery needed to be removed as well. Left the laptop turned upside down for three days to dry. After that it powered up OK but the keyboard was totally out of sync (typing other characters or not functioning at all). Removed and cleaned the keyboard - there were no visible signs of residue anywhere else. Reinstalled the keyboard but it was just as before.
Got a USB keyboard and was able to use the laptop for a couple of days. Then, suddenly it just will not power up. HDD is fine I have removed it and just backed everything up on a USB using another computer. Reinstalled HDD, F2 and F12 are working but it still doesn?t boot. Toshiba splash screen appears once in a while but mostly I get a dark screen with or without a cursor in the upper left corner and the LED indicator does not come on to indicate that the HDD is present.
Only once, after reinstalling the HDD did I get past the Toshiba screen and Windows, sent a couple of e-mails, deleted all photos, opened internet, got Skype and Net Viewer connected and working. Everything (except the keyboard) worked perfectly fine. Decided to close and try again. Windows updates were installing on exit. Computer shut down after install and will not power up again.
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Answer:Toshiba Satellite A100 SK4 not booting

STATUS UPDATE: managed to pass beyond the Toshiba splash screen by hitting F12 and forcing to boot from HDD. Desktop is up and all prgrams loaded. Running diagnistics from Assist Toshiba: all drives present and working fine. CD in the drive and playing. Go figure! But since I am afraid it will not power up again, I'll leave it on for the night. BTW I have removed the battery, it is too weak for the comupter to run on battery itself (amber light blinks) but when the AC in in the battery light goes blue.

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Well as I have disdain for Windows 10 and would never install it on any of my main systems. But I do have this OLD Toshiba Satellite A100-SK9! And I'm a bit intrigued as too how it would perform. So I downloaded the media creation tool and am now making an ISO to a Bootable USB . This is all just for fun! I ran a test with an old preview of Win 10 and the laptop is compatible but I wanted to run it with a newer release. Here's the spics on the system if your interested Toshiba Satellite A100-SK9 Spics I'm running 1 gig on the system. I'm not going to get done tonight. But when I have tested it out I'll let you know how it performs with such a minimal system. Feeling Techy!

Answer:Installing Win 10 on a Toshiba Satellite a100-sk9

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Hi all,

I bought quite old laptop from my friend Satellite A100 Pro and he lost windows XP Pro CD,
I have product key.

Can i get from somewhere Windows xp pro eng cd and install it on my laptop with my cd key?

thanks for ur help

Answer:Satellite Pro A100 - No Recovery CD - Can I use the Toshiba key?


The serial key which you have found at the bottom of the unit belongs to the preinstalled Toshiba Windows OS and it?s a OEM key which will NOT work with other Windows XP disks.

This mean that if you want to install the Windows XP on this notebook then you have to purchase the Toshiba Recovery disk again from the ASP in your country or you will take a original Microsoft Win XP disk and will use this disk and the key which belongs to this Win XP OS.

You?ve got these two options.

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Hi there.

My wife's laptop is a Satellite A100. She has been using Windows 7 on it since the Beta, and she has been having a good experience with it. I was able to install the ATI drivers on the Win7 Beta without issue. And I was able to change the resolution from 1024x768 to something more tolerable.

Now that I have installed Win7 RC on her machine it doesnt allow me install the ATI Catalyst drivers. It says "Failed to find any installable components" and then my only option it to quit.

I also tried via "Device Manager" to update the driver and it allowed me to select the INF for the ATI driver so now it says "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter" and "ATI Radeon Xpress 200M Series" as the chipset.

Under "List All Modes" the highest res is 1024x768.

Any idea what I should do? Why did this work with Beta but not now? I saw the sticky about Catalyst drivers but my old display adapter isnt mentioned there on the AMD site.


Answer:ATI Mobility 200M on a Toshiba Satellite A100

Having the same issue, have used 3DP chip but it wont install the drivers.

only the Graphics driver wont work - everything else is fine.

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Hello can anybody help with this problem after turning on the laptop it starts to load up the screen that says in touch with tomorrow at the botom lefthand side it says press f2for systemu utilities or press f12 for boot menu
the blue progress bar is at about 70% but all locked up any ideas

This laptop was a gift form my ever loving sister in law she says it worked when put away about 3 months ago but when she came to use it this happened many thanks to all who read this

Answer:toshiba satellite pro A100 screen freeze

I have a Toshiba A100, try to push F8 at the start and go to =Last known good configuration
if F2 is pushed, go to the tab about order of Start, make it HDD, maybe it is set to a CD

I never used F12.

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I have ordered a 1GB stick of memory from Crucial and decided to have a trial run accessing the memory slot. The single Philips head screw retaining the memory cover is easily unscrewed but does not lift out of the cover. The cover then seems to be reluctant to lift off. Does anyone have any info on this seemingly simple task as I do not want to damage the lappy?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Pro A100 memory upgrade

and the memory cover comes off without too much trouble. Make sure the screw is fully undone, and then gently lever off the cover using a screwdriver or knife under the small tab.The cover has two smaller tabs on the sides, and these click into (and out of) slots.Just take it gently but firmly, and I'm sure the cover will come off.

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I have this Laptop since 2006 and i dont feel like buying a new one ($$$$), i only wish i could change the processor to unleash it from its 32bit slowness.Is it possible to make a 32bit laptop 64bit compatible by changing the processor? If not could i change the motherboard or it would be too much of a hassle?I'm new to this whole game and willing to learn.Thank you!

Answer:Can a Toshiba A100 Satellite 036 Laptop be upgraded?

Simple answer: NO.Here is why.A 64 bit processor must be used in a motherboard built for the larger memory space. Because the advantage of 64 bit is mostly the larger address space available. (Many laptops already had a 64 bit data bus.)Laptops are not made to be updated like desktops can be.The notable exception is a laptop that allows a video card to be added.Here is how a laptop could be upgraded.(Follow the links in the above web page.)IMO, you may consider selling your laptop and getting a new one. A lot of improvements have been made in  the past 9 or ten years after you got your laptop. For one, the batteries are now better and now fast laptops use less power..  And, of course, they run either 32 bit or 64 bit software. How good it would be if our computers were easier to upgrade.Hope this helps. 

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Hey, i finally got all the drivers instal, There all the right ones, and its a fresh copy of Windows Xp Home SP3, The batter only charges Up To 7% then stops, so when i dissconnect from the mains it Says plug i to the mainsm even on the lowest Battery level.

Cheers In Advance, Mark

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A100-200 Battery Only Charges a little But

check battery terminalls free of dust dirt etc, battery may be shot, they do not last as long as we think

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A100-259 laptop and I want to upgrade the RAM from 1gb to 2gb, which is supported by this laptop. Problem is the laptop will not boot up after I have installed the new RAM, instead it starts up for a few seconds and turns off again, it then repeats this process about 5 - 6 times before switching off totally.
I initially thought the RAM wasn't compatible but when I put one of the new 1gb RAM modules in with one of the original 512mb modules the laptop boots up fine and shows 1.37gb of RAM available (I presume remainder of RAM is used for graphics). I can change the 1gb module with the other 1gb module and laptop still boots fine, proving that the new 1gb RAM modules work in this laptop independently, they will just not work together. Bios has been updated, so I have absolutely no idea why the new RAM will not allow my laptop to boot up.
Any ideas and / or solutions to this would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A100 RAM upgrade problems

Sounds like a speed mismatch. can you give the full specs of the new memory - where did you get it? I have a Tosh A100 with 2GB RAM and never had any problems upgrading.

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i'm trying to remove the front bezel to replace an LCD screen, but I'm having troulbe removing the panel. The top and the bottom come off very easily, but as soon as I try to remove the sides, there is a lot of resistance. I've already put a little crack in the bottom left corner. I've tried searching around the net to see if I have to remove more then just 5 screws, but everything I find says that I should just be able to get it off. Anyone have any idea why this is happening.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A100 Screen Bezel

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I am wanting to format and reinstall windows back to its factory state as its running really slow. I dont recall on having a recovery cd on buying and was told i just need to push an F key on boot up as recovery files are on hard drive. Is this correct?

Answer:Re: Toshiba Satellite A100-332 Recovery Question

No this is not correct. On this older notebook model Toshiba didn?t offered HDD recovery image. Recovery image is saved on DVD media. When you want to install recovery image using DVD recovery media you can use F button at the startup.

To install HDD recovery (if saved on HDD) there is another way to do this.
So what you can do is to order original recovery media or install operating system using Microsoft installations CD/DVD.

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I have a Toshiba A100 Satellite psaa9a-118038 notebook. When I put a CD or DVD into the drive the disk spins up and in many cases it causes the computer to freeze. The only way to get out of this 'locked problem' is to hold the off/on power button to close the computer then restart again. I have taken the notebook into Toshiba for repair 3 times, the CD has been replaced. A problem CD that was copied on their computers then the copy run on mine does boot up and runs without problems. The tech at toshiba suggested my problems could be related to having installed the software for my Lexmark printers, and this has caused my problems. He suggested that the CD rom had picked up some code the then prevented other cds beinag able to load.Has anybody come across this problem before and can you help with a solution. Because this problem has been going on for a number of months I feel like dropping my Toshiba from a high building and never buying another Toshiba, but I may damage the pavement!

Answer:Toshiba A100 Satellite CD/DVD drive problem

I dont see why Lexmark software could be the cause,however have you tried uninstalling the Lexmark software and run ccleaner click here and reboot,then try your cd/dvd drive again.Couple of things to try;Uninstall the drive in Device Manager and reboot,let windows find and install the drive again.Check the drive is set to DMA and not PIO,reset tool click hereReset the drive with this tool from Doug Knox click hereFinally look for and remove any upper and lower filters,Then follow these directions for clearing the Upper/Lower Filters: (might want to print this out)1. Click on Start --> Run --> and type in 'regedit' followed by the enter key ( if Vista Start search or windows+R )2. Expand the "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" key (looks like a folder) by double clicking it (or3. clicking the "+" next to it.)4. Expand the "SYSTEM" Key5. Expand the "CurrentControlSet" Key6. Expand the "Control" Key7. Expand the "Class" Key8. Please look for a key containing the following string of letter and numbers:{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}9. High light this key by left clicking once on it10. On the right hand side you are looking for "UpperFilters" and "LowerFilters" under the "Name" column, once you find these please delete them by right clicking on them and choosing "delete"11. Please exit the registry by clicking on the "X" in the top right hand corner of the screenReboot your computerA few things to try out,if no joy post back.

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I have the above model and I play dvd's on it but how do I find out if it is a dvd writer, this is the link showing spec if it helpsclick here

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Laptop, A100-200, 1.6GHz with 15

Here and it is click here

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I have recently installed a new driver for toshiba assist for my A100-599, it is dated 14/2/2008.

I have uninstalled the old version and then installed the new one, I open the program and it doesnt display anything, what could be the problem?

Answer:Toshiba Assist problem on Satellite A100-599


are you sure you?ve downloaded the appropriate Assist for your machine? Maybe you confounded the models or something. The first step which I can suggest you is to:
1. Download, install and execute some registry cleaner
2. Uninstall the Toshiba Assist
3. Repeat step 1.)
4. Install the latest version of the Assist
5. Check if it works - if not check the Driver Download site and *update* *all* *drivers*
6. If this also does not resolve your problem, come here again, maybe we?ll find some other solution


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I have been having Google misdirect issues. Hitman Pro 3.5 picked up syntp.sys as a trojan on my laptop which has a touchpad below the keyboard. I reloaded touchpad drivers from the Toshiba website without first removing the program "Synaptics pointing device driver" in the add/remove program section of Windows XP. Result was the keyboard and touchpad not working but USB mouse still functioning. Seemed to clear up misdirect issue when using google and the mouse Restored computer to prior state where everything is now working and syntp.sys trojan is present based on Hitman scan. As well on checking the device drivers I noticed the presence of (cmd vmkd) Virtual Bus with an "i" enclosed in a yellow circle opposite it in the directory. I understand from blogs that this is an issue.

I also have Symantec Antivirus installed and on checking the folders, I see that it recently quarantined a file called "vbmaefc.sys" - Hacktool Rootkit.

Any help you can give me to clear this up would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance


Answer:Toshiba A100 Satellite laptop infected

I would suggest that you follow the instructions in This Guide starting at Step 6.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it HERE Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to try to resolve them.

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I am using Windows 7 Professional - not the RC.
The Fn + Brightness Up/Down doesn't work - in fact, none of the Fn key combinations seem to work.The slider controls through control panel > power settings OR the windows mobility center, do not work either.Any known causes/solutions to this problem?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A100-SK8 Screen Brightness

We need to install a driver (or program) for the Function key combinations. It should be provided by the computer manufacturer.
I tried to search for the A100-SK8 but failed to find it. Please refer following link:
Please Note: Since the web site is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.
If your computer can be found on the website, let's check if there is any newer program related to Fn key function. If so, download and install them.
If failed to find, we may need to contact Toshiba for further help.
In addition, I suggest that let's confirm with Toshiba to see if Windows 7 is available for the computer. If there is no Wnidows 7 driver provided for the computer, some function keys may not work.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A100-756 running WinXPThe dvd multidrive has a problem, it works in that it ejects and light flashes when you put a cd / dvd in but then it just attempts continually to read it, you can hear a whirring noise, and then an error message comes up saying there is an I/O error issue. Tried alot of different music cds, data cds, dvds etc but no luck, same problem occurs. Drive appears under My Computer and check under the hardware properties shows all is OK device working properly under status box. Any ideas or do you think the optical reader is damaged. The laptop is new. Thanks

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A100 laptop dvd drive prob

alpeshxpIt look like the CD/DVD drive is bad you need to return it back to the company that you bought it from, or call and talk to their tech support see that the laptop is new

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When I try to activate the HW Setup a message box appears with the message: Gemeinsame Module wurde beendet.
I thought a programm would guide me through the HW Setup as described in the Toshiba Benutzerhandbuch.

What I really wanted to do is:
1. I have to connect a second monitor to my notebook today in the evening.
2. When I hit Fn+F5, my screen gets dark. Hit Fn+F5 again: screen is normally activated.
I expected to see a selection box where I can choose the monitor configuration. (This happened in the past).
3. In order to check my settings I wanted to use HW Setup as described in the Toshiba Benutzerhandbuch.
Result: Look above.
Can you help please?

Message was edited by: Smiley

Answer:Satellite A100 : question about Toshiba HW Setup utility


I don?t know exactly what is meaning by ?gemeinsame module? but maybe it?s a common module application.
This application is necessary for properly working of different Toshiba tools.
In this case I would recommend reinstalling this application.

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I have a Satellite Pro A100 Model: PSAAAA-007003 with Bios version: 1.60 I have done a clean install of Windows XP Pro with SP3 and I need the correct Common Utilities Modules so I can install the Hotkey Utilities to enable the FN function for things like screen brightness/Mute/WiFi etc.

I have tried a common modules file called "Util_Common_Modules_28289A.EXE" before I installed absolutely anything as I have read that the common modules needs to be installed before most things but when I run the one I have it comes up with a winzip self extractor so I click setup but nothing happens ie it does not go into the setup stage after it extracts the files shown in the winzip self extractor then the window for the winzip extractor disappears.

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I want to install TVAP on my laptop but installation is executed with error mesage: ID_ERR_NOTINSTALLTVALZ_MESSAGE
TVAP is downloaded from Toshiba support pages for my laptop model.
My OS is Win7-64bit RC with latest updates.

Any idea?


Answer:Toshiba VAP error by installing on Satellite A100-906 with Win7

I would like to know where you found this VAP for your notebook model.
I couldn?t find it.

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Hi All,

Has anyone faced a problem where the Laptop freezes on Toshiba Leading Innovation. The strange part is that when you plug the laptop to an external monitor, everything works fine.
I tried to replace the LCD, Inverter, VGA (its Nvidia 256), LCD cable and still the same problem.
Upgraded the bios to version 6.0 still the same. Read in some forum that downgrading to version 5.90 will solve so did it but still the same.

I don't know if it has anything to do with the TPM error I am receiving. when I turn on the laptop and press Esc before it freezes, after the memory check it says like "No TPM or TPM has problem" (note that this error is displayed even when you plug to an external monitor but on external everything works fine. and after loading windows if you switch the monitor to the laptop LCD the laptop works fine with no problems)

I check in Bios, the TPM option is grayed so you cannot enable or disable it from BIOS.

Answer:Satellite A100-906 - Freeze @ Toshiba Leading Innovation

hi magadem,
try the following:
- apply new thermal greas on cpu & gpu
- update bios to the latest available
- after bios update *disable* TPM in bios
- reinstall grafics driver with the latest available *on toshiba* download site

porblem solved? good!
if not:
if this action dont solves your problem the tpm-chip and/or mainboard has a serious problem...
then you have to chabge the mobo...

since these mainboards are highly integrated circuits there may occour errors and side effects that seem not to be related to the main problem,
but be sure it can!

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HI, I need help to reinstall my vista op on my lap top toshiba satellite A100 , It came with 2 disks Product recover DVD ROM..I dont know how to wipe clean first hardrive, or if i have to do that , or just put in the disks and it will do it by itself..i did put in the first disk and immediatley i got a blue screen. my laptop was bought in may 2007 , if that helps. I am very green wen it comes to hardware and reinstalling OP systems..can some one please help , ? OH and I think all this happened cos it has a virus.

Answer:Solved: help to reinstall VISTA OP on toshiba Satellite A100

Reinstalling is sometimes the best and fastest way to sort out a problem, but can also be a major time drain and source of frustration. If you prefer you could detail exactly what problem is prompting you to reinstall, and we could consider addressing that instead.

The process will empty your drive itself, which means that you don't have to do any wiping (unless you want to sell/give away the computer). It also means however that all programs and files on your computer will be lost. Make backups of important files (Documents, pictures, etc) before you reinstall.

Another point to bear in mind if you suspect a Virus caused the problem, is to ensure that you install Anti virus software immediately, before trying to replace your backups.


If you have two disks one will be for the Operating System (Windows) and the other will have Toshiba Software and drivers. Make sure that you use the Operating System Disk.

To use the recovery CD you have to boot from it--basically load its own Operating system which does the work of replacing Windows. You don't put it in while Windows is running--Windows very sensibly protects itself from being overwritten. When your computer first turns on and before you get to Windows, you should see the POST screen. At the bottom it prompts you to press F2 for Setup or F12; you have to press F12. Actually the easiest way is to repeatedly press F12 from the moment you turn it on until you get the menu.

The menu in question should give y... Read more

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I upgraded Toshiba Satellite A100-998 with XP Media Centre to Windows 8 Pro. Before upgrade the screen resolution was 1280x800 on a NVIDIA GeForce Go7300 graphics adapter.

Windows 8 pro upgrade has installed only the Standard Microsoft Graphics Adapter of 1028x600. I have searched registry for Display1_DownScalingSupported key but it does not exist.

I have attempted to find another driver on the NVIDIA and Toshiba web support but I am unsure what would be the right one.
The laptop clearly can support the higher resolution can one offer any idea on how to resolve the issue.

Answer:Dislay Resolution only 1028x600 on Toshiba Satellite A100

Hi people

An update to my post with a solution that worked for me which mercifully was easy to do

Downloaded from Windows?7. Your PC, simplified. and deployed the NVIDIA Display Driver version which installed the GeForce G07300 Display Adapter which is the same as when the laptop had XP. The screen resolution is now back to 1280x800.

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Hi all,

I hope I can get some help from all the genius here. My model is Satellite A100 and it comes with the media button beside the keyboard (i.e.Open Internet Browser, Open WMP 10, Play/Pause, Stop, etc). However I facing with the problem that all this buttons do not work until I need to open the program- TfncKy.exe in the C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Controls. It is so inconvenient for me to open this program every time after I shut down my computer.(It works fine when I hibernate the laptop). So guys, I really hope can seek some valuable advice from you. I just bought this laptop one month ago. I look forward with the solution here. Thanks. =)

Answer:Satellite A100- Toshiba Controls Program -TFncKy.exe


Did it initially work or has it always been this way? If it worked initially, try downloading a BIOS update, and then download the Toshiba controls program as well and reinstall it. If these do not work, go to start-->Control Panel-->Administrator Tools-->Services. From there make sure that the program is activated automatically when the computer is turned on. Hope this helps you.

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My new Satellite A100-01L, PSAARE

Have a Problem! when i want to install Toshiba Virtual Sound Utility the Setup says i have incompatible Computer!
Whats wrong here? Why I cannot install this Utility?

Answer:Cannot install Toshiba Virtual Sound on Satellite A100-01L

Hi there,

are you sure you?ve downloaded the right version for the right type (model) of your machine? Double check it and download it again.
I would try it with this link if not already did:
Toshiba - Download drivers:


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I just had an upgrade from Windows Xp to Windows 7.

I downloaded and installed all the drivers for this model from Toshiba web site, including the ATI mobility radeon X1600 driver and the Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Controller 0.

Later, while trying to set the screen resolution, I realized I could only choose between 1024x768 or 800x600, but i am sure that before upgrading I could set also the 1280x800 resolution (maximum display resolution). In fact the display resolution was much better than now.

Can you please help me? How can I go back to the maximum display resolution?

Thank you in advance and kind regards.


Answer:Toshiba Satellite A100-683 - 1280x800 display resolution

Once more here to add some details: I have tried to install the ATI mob. rad. + Nvidia display drivers which can be downloaded from this site for Satellite A100-683 + windows 7.
The second (Nvidia) seems to be the right one as stated in the description (enhances the functionality of the display and allows different settings, etc.), but it doesn't seem to work.

Any help? Thanx

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Right i got given this laptop so i wiped the HD and put A fresh copy of Windows Xp on, But i need the driver : Intel 802.11a/g Golan Driver V10.1.0.13a So yeaha, Any Help Please

Answer:Solved: Toshiba Satellite A100-200 Wireless Driver

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Hello I am from Portugal and a wont to know why the toshiba company dont recognize the Satellite A100-208 (PSAA2E-03V031PT)

When i go to the suport section, my serie dose not appear, there is a problem to this series?

I need to know the correct reference off Batery and memory to my equipment

Answer:Toshiba site does not recognize the Satellite A100-208 PSAA2E?


You are right; the Satellite A100-208 is not listed in the Options & Accessories site?
Why??? Who knows? maybe the data base must be updated?.

But don?t worry?. As you already said the Satellite A100-208 is a part of the PSAA2E series. I have found the A100-204 unit on the Options & Accessories site and it?s the same series like A100-208!!!

So choose the A100-204 from the list and you will get the compatible parts and accessories for your A100-208

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A100-065 notebook with Mocrosoft Vista operating system. Every now and then, I get a message on top of my screen stating "Toshiba Flash Cards are not responding". I have to close the message before I can proceed. What could be the problem and how can this be resolved?

Would appreciate any help out there.


Answer:Toshiba Flash Cards issue with Satellite A100-065


maybe because powersaving issues? Could be possible that the system is switching the flashcardreader or is stopping the flashcardservice due to this powersaving settings.

Just a little suggestion: remove all flashcard related tools/drivers, download the latest versions of that software from the toshiba website
( and reinstall it.

Maybe you can solve that error with performing a reinstall?

Please give some feedback

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I own a Toshiba Portege A100 laptop. I want to install Windows 98 SE. I first had a look at the drivers download in this UK site. It appears there are no downloads for Windows older than 2000. I can only download 2000 or XP drivers.

Is it possible to get at least the sound card and wireless network drivers for Windows 98 for this type of laptop please.

Answer:Can't find drivers (W98SE) for my Portege A100


Unfortunately it was not able for me to find the Win98 drivers for this unit and I assume that the Win98 drivers are not designed for this unit.
I have also check the website of Toshiba US and Toshiba Australia but without any success.
The only way is to check other units which have the same devices/parts and try to use these drivers.

Good luck

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I bought an equium A100-027 and, due to my job, I want to use a personnal XP-Pro OS I bought on 2006 from Microsoft reseller.
The problem is that XP installs correctly but I can't find the drivers on Toshiba Download Page.
The laptop TYPE is PSAAQE witch is not listed. I tried to use the drivers from other A100 PSAAxxx series but XP does not accept them. I only succeeded with the Intel graphic card driver ... How can I do ?
I sent a mail at Toshiba support in France and they redirected me to the same drivers download page that DO NOT contain any driver for my Laptop ... (it's not listed there).
It's mandatory for me to use XP-Pro because we use it for industrial automation, so I can not use Vista ! seriously, Have I bought a PC that do not work on XP ????

Best regards

Answer:Equium A100-027: Cannot find the drivers for WinXP


You?re right. I have also checked the site and don?t find your notebook series.
Hmm? you have tested other drivers from the Equium A100 series but check also the drivers from Satellite A100 series.
The Equium A100 and Satellite A100 are very similar notebooks and possibly some drivers will also work on yours.

Toshiba Canada provides also different drivers. Take a look at this page:

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I cant find drivers for my laptop Satellite A100-787 at this location

My model is not listed in that search site anymore. What happened? I need the CD-DVD player driver which doesnt seem to be working properly. It is Matsu****a RAM UJ8505. Where can I find it. I use Win XP with SP3.

Answer:Re: Satelltei A100-787 - Can't find Windows XP drivers

Hi Gentleman_1,

The drivers are still placed on Toshiba website but you must in *Archive*. So visit the page you posted and search for:

*Archive* > Satellilte > Satellite A Series > Satellite A100 > (your model number) > Windows XP

Check this!!!

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Trying to locate drivers for Equium A100-02L (PSAAQE-00P00KAV) on behalf of a friend.
To be honest, not having much luck in locating anywhere in/on Toshiba sites !?!

Problem reported is error message popping up indicating "Display Driver igfx has recovered". Suspect that issue lies with graphics display driver so trying to locate latest version for this laptop. *If anyone can point me to exact link so I can download I's be grateful.*

I personally can't find anything for Equium A100 Series. All Toshiba seem to recognise is A300 etc. I've tried seaching via Serial Number (47247514Q) but this is also not recognised by Toshiba. I know laptop is discontinued but would of expected drivers to be listed for it.

Answer:Equium A100-02L PSAAQE - Cannot find drivers

Here the link to driver page

You have to choose Archive -> Equium -> Equium A -> Equium A PSAAQ


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I've installed xp Pro on a friends laptop (on his request), but I can't find driver that work to install the lan and w/lan.

I've tried the intel lan drivers but they only appear to un-install, the hardware has the normal yellow question ? against it.

I'm having the same problem with the w/lan, neither drivers pickup the w/lan after installation. It makes no difference if I install the management software either.

I mucked around for hours but just can't get either detected and working.

Any help would be appreciated.



Model is an Equium A100 - 320

Answer:Equium A100-320: Can't find correct drivers for Lan and W/Lan for XP Pro

Hello James

All drivers, tools and utilities are the same for WXP Home and Professional. Please visit Toshiba download page and download all stuff from there. Be careful which notebook model you choose. It must be PSAABE model.

Before you start installation read ?Installations instructions? document and install all stuff in listed order. That?s all!

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Notebook A100-097

I am experiencing a problem with my keyboard's special *FN keys* managed by the program "*TACSPROP.exe*" which is in *C:\Programmi\Toshiba\Utilities\.*
This program is not starting automatically at boot and also if I run it manually from it's path a window is coming saying *"Questo sistema non pu&ograve; utilizzare Toshiba Accessibility"*(in Italian: "*This system cannot use Toshiba Accessibily*").

I cannot identify the proper installer for the program in the list of drivers you provide on the support download page but I can tell you that the program is in the same directory where the Software *Hardware Support* is installed.

Please, can you provide me with the installer for this program? I think I'll have to try reinstalling it.
Is it possible it has been marked as a Spyware from Vista or AVG? Maybe some windows update changed something...

Please HELP!!!

Thanks in advance

Answer:Toshiba Accessibilty TACSPROP (Fn keys) is not working on my Satellite A100


These kinds of problems are very strange for me and I am asking myself why this happen. The fact is that recovery image (recovery DVD) is very good configured and there is definitely no problem with FN keys usage. All those FN keys functions are tested and it must work well. All necessary services will start with OS and you must be able to use all FN key functions.

I do not want to speculate what is wrong there but I can not imagine you have this problem from the first day.

Now the question is: why this happen to you? Do you use factory preinstalled OS or you have installed your own OS version?

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I have just bought a Satellite A100(psaa8)
I have found with it a paper tells that I can upgrade to Vista and theirs a link but it doesn't work.

So can you please help me with that, as i have get bored from XP.

I have read that some of the members ordered a free vista cds.
Can you tell me how I order it and is it good or bad??

Answer:Satellite A100 PSAA8: How to order the Toshiba XP -> Vista upgrade CD


As far as I can remember this offer was limited by date! I think you are too late dude!
But why you are bored?! The XP is really nice OS and fully compatible with all 3rd party devices!
The Vista needs much more recourses as XP and runs slower as XP. If you want to play games on your notebook I would recommend staying with XP! All the games run faster on XP OS!

Do you know the Vista Customization Pack?? This allows you to use XP but it looks like a Vista.
You know, the whole images, icons, etc? will transform to the Vista look.

It?s nice and for people who wants to change the ?old? XP style to new Vista style ;)

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I download new driver for nvidia video card from toshiba site, but when I try install it, I receive response what no supported video card found.

I install driver to A100-003 notebook.

Answer:Satellite A100-003: Cannot install the new NVidia driver from Toshiba site


that sounds really weird. Are you sure you?ve downloaded the right drivers for your machine? Which system do you have? XP or Vista?
Maybe you?ve downloaded a Vista version and you have XP. It would be useful and nice if you tell which system you have.

An other solution would be to visit this site:

There you will find the newest drivers which must work. But be careful before you install something and read the FAQ section on the site!

Good luck and nice weekend

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All, bought my laptop in Jul06 and cannot remember any details of the Toshiba set-up sequence and can't find any notes I made :-( My question is does the standard Toshiba WinXP set-up out of the box ask me to set-up a password for the WinXP administrator account 'cause I can remember it doing so?

Is this my bad memory or was I not prompted and there is some Toshiba default? I ask now as need it and have abosolutely no idea what it is!!!!

Yours Respectfully, Mr A. Fool.

Answer:Admin Password with Toshiba WinXP installed on Satellite A100

I have recovered my Satellite notebook 2 weeks ago and I?m sure that the setup has asked me to set the admin password.
You have simply go through the setup procedure and sometime the admin password box will appear?

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hello everybody!
I've just installed Vista on my laptop (originally i had Win xp on it)
First i have installed video drivers from
Then I've installed bios update and toshiba value added package.
But toshiba power manager doesn't work!
Vista uses only its tools to manage battery.
Can you help me?

Thank you!

Answer:Satellite A100: Toshiba Power Manager doesn't work

Why do you suggest that the Power Saver doesn?t work correctly?
Do you get any error messages or what?

The Toshiba power saver for Vista is not the same like for the Win XP.
You can find some additional options in the Vista Power options!!!

There you can choose an between 3 different power option.
Choose one and click on the link below ?change the Power options?

The new window should appear and there you can click on the link called ?Change Advanced Power settings?.
In new window you could see the Toshiba Power Saver settings.


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More bad Sony batteries are being recalled.
They were sold with Toshiba Satallite A100/A105 and Tecra A7 laptops
Not sure if this is old news, but I just read about it today.

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I have this notebook and installed the Vista Ultimate on it. Where I can find the Toshiba Extended Tiles for Windows Mobility Center - there are not these Tiles on the page with the drivers for this kind of Toshiba notebook.
Or they are not nesessary for the A100-233?

Answer:Satellite A100-233 (PSAA8) and Toshiba Extended Tiles for Vista


Such titles are not necessary to get better Vista performance on the Satellite A100!

All available Toshiba Vista utilities and drivers can be found on the Toshiba European driver page. If you will not find this tiles on the Toshiba driver page then this application is not available.

But before you will give up you should download the Toshiba Vista Value Added Package because this package contains many additional tools a utilities like
- TOSHIBA Components Common Driver
- TOSHIBA Power Saver
- TOSHIBA Flash Cards
- TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool

Best regards

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When I switch on with mains power connected, I get a false error message which says "Toshiba Power Saver already started".
How do I get rid of this message permanently?

Answer:Satellite A100 - message: Toshiba Power Saver already started

Try uninstalling the Toshiba Power Saver from "Add/Remove Programs" in Control Panel.


Then download and install the latest Toshiba Power Saver from the Toshiba Website.

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i bought a SATELITTE R840-16E.
i don't see any driver for this model

Any idea?

Answer:Satellite R840-16E don't exist on support and drivers download page

At the bottom side of your notebook you will find Toshiba sticker and part number.
On Toshiba download page choose this part number (Model short number) and you should be able to find all available drivers.

Check it out.

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I can not find any information about this Notebook Toshiba A100-599
Could you advise me where I can find it?


David Usha

[Edited by: admin on 15-Apr-2007 10:59]

Answer:I can not find any information about Satellite A100-599

Hi David

Why you do not use Google. Enter this Satellite model as searched term and you will find enough pages with info about it. Please can you tell me in which country you live?

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I have a Satellite A100-165 but it doesn?t have the Ethernet drivers installed. I've tried to found that driver in the download section but without success.
Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Can not find LAN driver for Satellite A100-165

Hello Juan

Please do as follow:

Open and choose

Product type > NOTEBOOK
Product series > SATELLITE A SERIES
Model > SATELLITE A100 (PSAA9)
Operating system > Windows XP
Driver type > LAN Driver

Three drivers will be listed there. I recommend you to install last modified version.


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Yesterday I did a BIOS update on my Satellite A100-590 PSAA9E-03Z00QGR with the appropriate flash: =2&selFamily=2&selSeries=153&selProduct=624&langua ge=17&selOS=10&selType=all&yearupload=&monthupload =&dayupload=&useDate=null&mode=userMachines&search =&action=search&macId=&country=all&selectedLanguag e=17&type=all&page=1&ID=58477&OSID=-1&driverLanguage=42

After the flashing procedure the machine rebooted automatically, but unfortunately it now keeps hanging at the Thoshiba welcome screen. Also pressing F2 or F12 won't change anything. It seems like the BIOS is corrupt.

I saw, that in the BIOS package are delivered two flash files (s10gm590.rom and s10pm590.rom). But just executing the SanAntonion10 BIOS590MP.exe a .vbs script is started that decides automatically chooses and loads a flash file. Maybe it chose the wrong one?

What shall I do now? Is there a way to restore the BIOS, or do I have to send my notebook in?

Thanks in advance


Answer:Satellite A100-590 PSAA9E freezes on Toshiba welcome screen after BIOS update


sounds really serious. Unfortuntely I can just give you the only hint you will get from every user here in the forum:

Find the next nearest authorized service partner (you can find one by using this link: )
and bring your machine to them. By the way you should explain that guys what happened so they can do something for you.

Good luck buddy

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I do not like windows media player and I would like to listening music by other aplications.
I'm tried to change the buttons play/pause, next, prev to other application like iTunes or winamp but I couldn't change it.

I have Toshiba Satellite A100-0467.
Could you give me an advise for that?


(sorry for my awful english)

Answer:Change toshiba assist buttons for music players on a Satellite A100-467


which operating system do you use? Would be helpful to know. So my neighbor has a A100 too, but I ask you: where did you watched for these buttons to change?


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So my Toshiba Satellite a100 laptop came with external media controls beside the keyboard, such as play/pause, skip, stop, and shortcuts to open media player and Internet browser. However, now those buttons do nothing. Help?

Answer:Solved: Toshiba Satellite a100 media player controls don't work


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Iown toshiba Satelite A100 and use Windows XP home edition.
After installing windows update a few days ago functional buttons on the left side of keyboard quit working - i just can use the upper one which runs internet explorer or windows media player but the other 3 buttons do not react anymore.

I tried to turn system to previous point but it gives me mistake..
Toshiba utility for buttons was uploaded and reinstalled but no result still

Answer:Satellite A100: Toshiba control buttons do not work anymore after Xp update

Download and install the CCleaner tool. This tool repairs the windows registry. It?s for free. Repair you OS.
Then download the right ?common modules? for you notebook series from the Toshiba page and install it again.

After new reboot check if the Toshiba control buttons functions!

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I' ve recently had problems with my laptop. The probem is that it can't complete a simple automatic function wich is:

Trying to hibernate, standy by, shut down, or restart.

(I am using windows xp home edition)

For example say I want to shut down the computer I normally follow these steps: start menu > turn off computer > turn off.

Then evetually it gets to the screen with the blue backround that says: "Windows is shutting down...", and just stays there and doean's shut down so I have to press and hold the power button until it switches off. So, basically it doesn't complete the function.

The same thing occurs when attempting to Hibernate (stays on the screen saying "Prepearing to Hibernate", Stand by "Stanting by" something like that and on restart it goes to the "Windows is shutting down..." screen.

I don't know exactly why this is happening but I'm assuming some sort of windows problem or a harware problem. I tried to do System Restore but that didn't work because it goes to the same screen again as I mentioned above. I read somewhere that it might be something to do with my profile being to large but im not too sure about that. I asked my uncle about it and he said I should save everything I need and format my computer and then I would have install windows on it. Im thinking that there should some other solution
but I don't know.

Please help!


Answer:Toshiba Satellite A100 - 225 problem with Hibernate, Shut Down, Restart and Stand by


do you experience any problems working with applications after booting? Does your system perform too slow running normal appications in windows? What about when booting, does it take much time too?

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I have A100-599 with Vista pre-installed. As you know there is Toshiba Power Saver bundled with vista mobile power settings. Not always, but sometimes when I turn on the computer and windows starts I get this message "Toshiba Power Saver service couldn't start".

When I checked in Control Panel->System->Services if the service indeed off I saw that it did start and is running.

Can someone tell me why this message sometimes pops up? Is it a software issue or may be there is a problem with the hardware?

Answer:Satellite A100-599: Toshiba Power Saver service couldn't start


The simplest way to solve this issue is to recover the OS with the Toshiba recovery CD.
In this case all programs and the whole OS should works without any problems.
You have suggested that you have the recovery CD. Use it.
Before you will start this procedure, make a backup of your all important files

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For My toshiba satellite A100 i cannot find the Windows 7 ATI display driver.

Please help me out. As on your site as we select the product type A100 and the OS win 7 it won't display any driver for it, just only the wireless lan driver.

Please check and advice the same.
As for the Satellite A300 the driver is available but it is Intel Dual Core and the A100 is Pentium Dual Core.

Please check and advice the same.


Answer:Satellite A100 Cannot find Win 7 ATI display driver


As far as I know Toshiba EU driver page does not provide any Win 7 drivers for Sat A100 series?. you will need to get the graphic driver from some other 3rd party pages?

What A100-xxx do you have exactly and what graphic card does the notebook support?

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Hi !

the CD/DVD player / burner of my Satellite A100-088 died on me, and I tried to go to a retailer to get a new one, but they told me my laptop is too old so they don't have the pieces anymore. Where can I find a new one ?



Answer:Where can I find a CD/DVD player/burner for a Satellite A100-088?


Put the model description in Google and I hope you will find some PC store where you can order new one. You can also find lot of drives on eBay.

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Is there any other URL where I can get updated version of Toshiba Power Saver for my laptop Satellite A100 PSAARE other than the drivers homepage?

It seems that it is not controlling CPU fan anymore (it keep it always at maximum speed).

Also, I've noticed the graphic card (GeForce 7600) too noisy.

If the monitor is off I can't hear it (just the CPU fan), but as soon as I start working it's audible and like a continuous small beep.

Is there any fix (software/hardware) for this?


Answer:Satellite A100 PSAARE: Toshiba Power Saver + Graphic Card noise


The Toshiba European driver page is an only place where you could get the drivers and tools for your Satellite A100 PSAARE European model.
At this time it?s a Power Saver v7.03.07.I for Windows Vista!!!

But I have to say that I don?t see any software problems on your notebook.
The cooling modules and fans have to run with higher performances to ensure that your hardware parts could be cooled properly.

Maybe a cooling module cleaning could help to improve the internal cooling and to reduce the noises.
From time to time I clean my notebook ventilators using the compressed air spray and then the fans run quieter.

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hi sirs.

im looking for download the drivers for my laptop, but they are not in the toshiba download web jet....

i have needed to format and reinstala SO, and now i dont know where can i download it.

anybody could help me?
my mail is "my nick"

thank you very much to all

Answer:Looking for Win XP drivers for Satellite A100-487

>im looking for download the drivers for my laptop, but they are not in the toshiba download web jet....

-Satellite A series
-Satellite A100 PSAA8E
-Win XP

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Does anyone know where can I find drivers for Toshiba Satellite A100-528?
There is no drivers for my model on Toshiba website nor on alternative sites that I have checked.

Please help!

Answer:Where to get drivers for Satellite A100-528?!

- Archive
- Satellite
- Satellite A series
- Satellite A100
- Satellite A100 PSAA2E

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Where can i find drivers for Windows XP 64-bit drivers for my laptop, Toshiba Satellite Pro A100 (PSAACE) Series? I was looking on
[this site|], but there are only for 32-bit version of Windows XP.

Thank you

Answer:Need WXP 64-bit drivers for Satellite Pro A100

Yes, you are right? on the Toshiba European driver page you will find only XP and Vista 32bit drivers.
It looks like the Vista 64bit drivers are not released especially for this notebook series.

But don?t give up buddy;
Many notebooks series are equipped with the same devices. SO try some single Vista 64bit drivers from other series which supports the same devices.

Furthermore you can search on some external 3rd party websites for Vista 64bit drivers.
Many chip manufacturers provides the own Vista 64bit drivers for own devices.


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When i open the driver page, i saw notebooks of a series below

There is no listed my notebook. My notebook's model is A100-912.

Answer:What drivers do I need for my Satellite A100-912

Hello Murat

Problem is that you can not find your notebook model (Satellite A100-912 (PSAA9E))on Toshiba US download page and only page you should use is Toshiba Europe page under

US notebooks have different model description as European notebooks. I have checked your other postings and I presume you try to find Vista drivers. Am I right?

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Good Day,

Where can I find the drivers for a Satellite A100-237 Notebook


Answer:Need drivers for Satellite A100-237

Visit and choose your country.
Satellite A100 is old machine so you can find it under option "archive".

Can you find it?

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Dear All,

Could someone help me?

I bought my Notebook (Satellite A100, PSAA9) with XP in 2007 April.
Yet I installed the Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32bit OS (with SP1)

The Vista found a lot of drivers for my notebook, but someone is missing.
For example: Virtual Sound driver.

I am found only for XP.
I am not found for Vista.

Could someone give me a good link, where I can find working drivers for Vista?

Thank you!

Gergely Fehr

Answer:Need some drivers for my Satellite A100

What you mean with working drivers? Nave you installed some "non working" drivers? Which one?

The fact is that the list of tools and utilities for WXP and Vista are not the same because some of them do not exist anymore. That's all.

All WELL WORKING drivers, tools and utilities you can find on Toshiba support page under

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