Just want to find out how to get my computer to register the HDD2 (D: drive). I followed the provided instructions from Toshiba for downgrading to XP from Vista. The sheet said to select any option other than return to out of box state or maintain current partition. So I chose the only other option available.......which was remove the partition or something like that. Now I have 2 hard drives totalling 500Gb, but only one drive registers. What is the best way to sort this out......
Appreciate the help!!!
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 http://downloadreimage.com/directdownload.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)
Power outage due to storm. Came back on without pictures and documents. It's an HP desktop. Would a file recovery program work? I've tried some of the instructions online, but they don't work.
Oh mary; I feel your pain. Were the pics within one folder and now they're ALL missing?
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My laptop: toshiba satellite l550 ... The part no. Is PSLWSA-01000Q
OS: Win 7 32 bit Professional.
Problem: let me give you an overview of my laptop.... It was very slow until recently I did a system restore ... It is a laptop with fans that rev all the time and has the ability to overheat and shutoff once the laptop gets to about 105 degrees celsius.
My problem today is that I cannot boot the computer past the BIOS ... all the components within the boot menu fail to boot... These consist of in order of my boot settings.
1. P1-Toshiba MK5055GSX
2. P4-MASHITADVDRAM UJ890AS
4. Realtek Boot Agent
When I clicked to try boot the Realtek Boot Agent an error message came up https://www.dropbox.com/s/1unhqan3mrszmlt/2015-07-19 18.08.14.jpg?dl=0
When I press enter on each of these in the boot menu the tells me the part has failed. Please Help me I would like to fix this issue.
I am planning to buy a new LT but I'm not quiet sure what's the best one. What is good about Toshiba?
I recently cloned my old 160gb hdd on to a new 1tb hdd, then proceeded to format my old hdd. After formating it had lost 128gb only showing 32gb. I have checked for partitions (unallocated) but none can be found. Even tried remapping mbr, with no result. Any help to recover my lost storage space would be great.
I'm running Windows 7 home premium BTW don't no if that info will help with a solution or not.
I have been experiencing this battery in drain but plugged L745 Toshiba charging says to continues problem for quite a while now Whenever I plug in my laptop while it Toshiba L745 says plugged in charging but battery continues to drain s in use the power and battery LED lights would suddenly turn red and start blinking Whenever that happens my battery will say it s quot Plugged in charging quot though the battery percentage continues to go down and my Toshiba L745 says plugged in charging but battery continues to drain laptop would eventually warn Toshiba L745 says plugged in charging but battery continues to drain me about having my power being to low and is need of charging I have to remove the ac plug then put it back again for it to stop though it will come back again and I would repeat the process until it s fully charged The battery still works and charges it does not even drain that fast except when I m doing some heavy work that is in need to consume more power Also I have already tried using it without the battery attached and it still works Though recently it blacked out when I was playing C I ve been playing on it for hours at most I thought that the reason this happens is because the laptop stops receiving any electricity power but I don t know which is at fault Can you please give me any idea of what may be wrong It s really starting to annoy me nbsp
I would suggest that you replace that battery, especially if it is over a year old
Hello I m posting this question along with a PDF explaining what I d like to do in terms of upgrading my Toshiba Satellite e -a My questions are I One or more of my USB ports are USB How do I determine which are USB and which are high-speed USB II Is there any reason that my BIOS won t allow me to upgrade from my current TB HDD to a TB HDD I just bought and received in the mail III What s the best way for me to clone my current TB HDD onto my new TB HDD I have a number of Disk utility apps on my computer already but if you recommend something else I ll use it instead Once it s cloned do I have to do anything special in order to get it to work Or can I simply swap out the HDDs and it My Laptop Upgrading Satellite Toshiba e55-a5114 ll boot right up If I m planning on cloning my current Windows and putting some Linux distros on it in what order should I clone amp install IV Can I add more RAM to my laptop even though the official website about my Toshiba Laptop specifically says MEMORY GB Upgrading My Toshiba Satellite e55-a5114 Laptop DDR L MHz Memory is not user replaceable If that s just an idle warning how much RAM can this computer take What s the upper-limit to the amount of RAM How much would you recommend that would give a boost to speed but also inexpensive and made by a trustworthy V I m going to make this new HD HDD run multiple OSes including Windows and - Linux distros How much space should I reserve for each Linux distro s mountpoints If I make one partition and label it as home will all my Linux distros be able to use it I d really like to have quite a few different Linux OSes on this computer because I want to learn how to use it better Here s the link to the PDF with much more information about my laptop as well as all my questions about making this upgrade work as quickly and painlessly as possible http bit ly e -upgrade Thanks a lot Yours Ev nbsp
My questions are:
I. One or more of my USB ports are USB 3.0. How do I determine which are USB 2.0 and which are high-speed USB 3.0?Click to expand...
not hard, but mapping which slot on the box is v2 - v3 was my issue
II. Is there any reason that my BIOS won?t allow me to upgrade from my current 1TB HDD to a 2TB HDD I just bought and received in the mail?Click to expand...
that would work BUT you need a fresh install and don't forget the system drivers
III. What?s the best way for me to clone my current 1TB HDD onto my new 2TB HDD? I have a number of Disk utility apps on my computer already, but if you recommend something else, I?ll use it instead. Once it?s cloned, do I have to do anything special in order to get it to work? Or can I simply swap out the HDDs and it?ll boot right up? If I'm planning on cloning my current Windows 8.1 and putting some Linux distros on it, in what order should I clone & install?Click to expand...
This solves the prior question - - clone it. I would clone anyway possible and after the fact, resize the C: partition
IV. Can I add more RAM to my laptop even though the official website about my Toshiba Laptop specifically says ?MEMORY: 6GB DDR3L 1600MHz (Memory is not user replaceable)? If that?s just an idle warning, how much RAM can this computer take? What?s the upper-limit to the amount of RAM? How much would you recommend that would give a boost to speed but also inexpensive and made by a trustworthy?Click to expand...
not user replaceable means what it says - - it's sodered to the MB and there may not even be slots for memory
V. I?m going to make this new 2HD HDD run multiple OSes including Windows 8.1 and 1-4 Linux distros. How much space should I reserve for each Linux distro?s mountpoints? If I make one partition and label it as ?/home?, will all my Linux distros be able to use it? I?d really like to have quite a few different Linux OSes on this computer because I want to learn how to use it better!
Remember, you can only have FOUR primary extensions and within one you can have several Logical Prtns. Most Linux distros have a bootable CD to try-it before you install.
Saves lots of work and time Click to expand...
I have an lap top toshiba satellite c660 with both usb ports phisicaly damaged and after replacement they didnt worked , I mentioned betwen externel pins existe power 0,5 mA but middle pins I m not sure if they work,what should I do?
Hi, I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro C660 with a blank screen. The laptop starts up and goes through its boot cycle fine, but nothing is displayed on the screen.
I've read through tons of forums, but nothing seems to work.
I did the whole removal of battery, power supply and holding the power button for 60 secs... still blank...
When plugging in an external monitor it works perfectly fine, so this eliminates any issues with the CPU / GPU / RAM / HDD, etc.
I re-installed windows 7, which would hopefully eliminate any software issues.
Next logical step was to check the LCD backlight, inverter and ribbon cable... So I replaced the screen, but still blank screen. Just as a side note, the backlight lights up with both old and new display, but no picture.
This leaves me to think that it might be something in the BIOS?
Any suggestions / ideas?
So I have a Toshiba Portege r500 with no H/d & a second one for parts. When I went to take the H/D and pop it in I realized the H/D hook-up cables are different. The "parts laptop" has a "FMUSH1" cable connecting it to the sata drive. The newer Portege has a cable labeled " FMUPH2" (I'm assuming for an SSD?)
My Question is....Can easily swap them somehow or is there an adapter/converter possibly?
Thanks in advance for any possible help!
So with more research I'm thinking I have a ZIF Tape (Cable) that previously connected to a 1.8 SSD which I now need to convert to a 2.5 sata connection.
I ordered a 24-Pin ZIF to SATA Adapter Connector Card off eBay. It comes with its own "ribbon" (Tape/cable whatever) as shown in the pic. Will I need to replace the ZIF from my mobo with it? or is it simply in case "you" need it?
Also just wondering could I have swapped out the sata ribbon (Fmush1) with the ZIF ribbon (Fmuph2) where they connect to the MoBo instead? (It's extremely difficult to get to on this model and the "clips" seem very fragile so I avoided attempting it)
I have a toshiba laptop right at a year of having it, it will not allow me to get internet connection even though it shows its getting wifi or set up through the router.. Is this a virus or other issue
Moving this topic to appropriate forum.
I am working on a Toshiba L750 laptop with Windows 7, it was booting to the desktop for a few seconds and then turning off, if I boot into safe mode it works fine. Thinking it was software related I am in the process of reloading the software using the recovery partition software but it seems to be now doing the same now it loading the various programs on top of windows.
Any suggestions gladly received.
I would suspect the graphic card driver, or that the screen resolution is set too high.
Safe mode boots the pc with the minimum, but working MS drivers.
You could try safe mode, then device manager, and uninstall the graphic card driver. Then do a normal boot .
Windows should fall back to a reliable MS driver running in SVGA mode, or just above that. It should be stable.
I would also run 'sfc /scannow', to try to correct any simple Windows O/S problems.
Best source for the drivers would be Toshiba's site.
( Of course it could also be overheating but not if it's fine in safe mode.)
I am getting a clicking noise, but it is purely audio based, I have razer kraken pro 7.1's, and a stereo with a headphone jack conector and the harman Kardon speakers that came on my laptop. No matter which audio out put I choose, it still makes this almost metronome clicking.
I checked a lot of different settings, but cant find anything wrong?
Does anyone have any ideas what it is?
Please let me know if you have had or are having a similar problem.
Could be a failing hard drive...
I have Toshiba satellite model C875?7304. The battery indicator on the desktop says that it's charging but the percentage is depleting. This is on a brand-new battery that came with 67% full and a new adapter. When the laptop is off the LED indicator in the front is lit like the battery is charging. However it is not. After leaving it plugged in for a few hours the percentage was the same as when I turned it off. Also the adapter wasn't warm at all. I've tried all Toshibas recommendations removing all power from the laptop and holding the power button down for 30 seconds to a minute. Also removing the battery for the bios and reinserting it. Still that hasn't worked. I removed the laptop battery and the laptop will not power on using AC power only. It's almost like the laptop is only using battery power and the adapter is not charging the battery or keeping the laptop on. Laptops only about a year old. Any suggestions anyone?
As the laptop's only a year old the original battery should be fine and not need replacing. Also if it won't run from the AC power only something is wrong. Look for your receipt and if it's still under guarantee take the laptop back.
OS and Restore working good now , but can't create a Media Disk or activate the Factory Restore option...says drive is locked or missing? its there!
Win 8.1 Dose not create a recovery disk. It creates a recovery flash drive. If you need to recover your Laptop. You can still use the factory reset .
FAQ :: How do I reset my computer back to factory default state (System Recovery)? :: Support :: Toshiba :: Computers, Laptops/Notebooks, Tablets, Televisions, DVD and Blu-Ray Players, Camcorders, Storage, Accessories, and more
I hav a Toshiba 1 TB external HDD. It was working fyn till today. Now it is not showing in My Computer or Disk Management. It does make the sound when I connect or disconnect it from the laptop. and the HDD light remains on.
Please advise how to fix this
Go under the Device Manager and uninstall all the USB Controllers then reboot your PC don't connect the 1 TB just yet. Make sure nothing is connect to those ports like a keyboard or mouse otherwise they'll lockup. Once rebooted Windows will rebuild the table for USB Controllers. Now you should be all set. Unless you have some sort of conflict with IRQ or Registry setting. There is a free app called USBDVIEW what you would do is disconnect from all non-disconnected USB devices that are stored on the PC these settings can cause all sort of issues.
So I managed to drop my laptop Satellite C870 - 15K to the floor. It cracked my screen (see attached) so I'm thinking of replacing the screen myself. However before I purchase the screen I wanted to make sure the laptop is still working.
When I try to connect it to my TV through HDMI to verify if the laptop is still function I get no image. I thought maybe it's in standby mode or something so I removed the battery and tried again without luck. When I start up the laptop it sounds normal but I don't hear any windows sound or anything. Any advice on how to continue?
Pull off the bottom access panel(s) and make sure the memory and hard drive are seated properly by removing them and re-installing them. It is also possible that the broken screen is shorting out the motherboards video. Try connecting the TV after you remove the LCD panel. One more thought... you have pressed the proper F key to activate the external video port?
Hello I have just removed much malware and viruses from a computer with windows vista. It is still running slow from time to time, having problems with freezing on the internet and I thought maybe by defragging it would fix the issue. Yes I have reset firefox many times, scanned many times fully for viruses and malware, removed and reinstalled flash player, etc. I need to first backup the C drive only because the D drive is full of crap. I cannot afford to do anything other than DVD-R to store it on. I am trying to find out how to do this. Is anyone familiar with such a process?
First, run CLEANMGR for each login on the PC and that includes Administrator.
This reduces the amount of data captured to at least active & meaningful.
Second, IMO backup \Users and forget all else
Earlier I was surfing when the monitor went black & the laptop shut down. Simple as that/ I booted it up & no problems till a few minutes ago it happened again. Both times I had two tabs open. I'm going to save what needed in case I do a factory restore.` Vista Home Premium
Overheating..? Download Speedfan and tell us temps.
Hello hello This is my first post so apologies if I do anything incorrectly I have an old Satellite Toshiba down shutting Toshiba Satellite which is old and crotchety so I decided to take the chance to play with it with the intention of fixing it up a bit and passing it on to someone else who could use Toshiba Satellite shutting down a computer I uninstalled lots of things cleaned it up Toshiba Satellite shutting down - all good I took it apart gave it a good clean - all good apart from when I took the screen off both of the hinges were snapped at the bottom and just fell apart when I lifted it up So I ordered some new hinges they arrived this morning I put them in put Toshiba Satellite shutting down the laptop back together and turned it on All seems well and good EXCEPT - it has now started shutting itself down It s not a battery problem because the battery hasn t been in it yet At first I thought it was something I had done to the screen because it did it when I was tilting the screen but I have since realised that it s when I touch the touch-pad or indeed anywhere along the front underneath the keyboard It seems to be fine - as long as I don t touch it Have I done something heinous to the laptop or can I sort this out I really hope I haven t killed it Side note - I blame PC World for so many things they are the only people who ve had their paws on it in the past and there are a few screws missing no - I didn t lose them a couple of screws that are the wrong size and the hinge screws are too big one of which as I was screwing it back in shredded the groves I think cause now it just turns and turns before I bust a gasket with this if anyone has any tips as to how to get this screw back out again I d appreciate that too Thank you VERY much in advance for any help nbsp
..."I took it apart, gave it a goo d clean"...Did you remove the CPU fan(s) or heat-sink assembly?
So, I have a Toshiba Satellite computer that's a couple years old, but runs fine other than the internet.
This problem started happening around a month ago, for a couple days it'll just disconnect and reconnect to the internet randomly ( Every couple minutes or so) But after a couple days, it usually just stops. Recently it started doing it again, and I've searched and searched online and tried literally everything I can find but nothing seems to work. We've updated drivers, tried restore points, changed the driver settings to maximum performance in the power management settings, but to no avail.
We're running on Windows 7, have intel-Centrino Winax adapters. It isn't the router either btw, as we have another laptop that stays connected perfectly fine. Tried toshiba support, but since the warranty is out they wanna charge us, but the tech guy did say something about changing settings, just not sure what settings he was talking abou
Any help would be greatly appreciated, and any more info you need just let me know how to get to it and I'll post. Thanks!
You may have to invest in one of these:
Hi I run Windows Pro SP- -Bit with a ASRock P PRO B MoBo that has Toshiba 3TB All MBR? Partitioned As a UEFI BIOS My C D and E partitions are on a GB NTFS SSD with a MBR I installed Toshiba 3TB Partitioned As All MBR? Windows on a pre-partitioned SSD so no hidden quot System Partition quot I installed a Toshiba PH U- I TB HDD that is Advanced Format e and is properly quot Aligned quot using the Toshiba provided utility The PH U- I is used as storage only on partitions quot F quot thru quot M quot set as MBR and working perfectly I bought a Toshiba PH U- I TB HDD that is also Advanced Format e to replace the TB I know that TBers can t utilize the full capacity in MBR and must be set as GPT to do so BTW I would make partitions NTFS and one small FAT I use Norton s Ghost weekly and it has issues with GPT I proceeded to contact various partitioning cloning software companies to see if their products could be used in place of Ghost The partial exchange below is between TeraByte Unlimited and me TBU quot If your new drive uses K sector sizes you wouldn t need to have a GPT quot Me Please elaborate BTW This is what my present Toshiba TB looks like TBU If you expose the K sector size and not the emulated normal byte sector size you can use an MBR and use the entire space up to TiB xFFFFFFFF xFFFFFFFF Me With what software and what is the procedure to go about doing this Can it be done via a Bootable CD or must it be done in Windows with just my SSD and empty TB connected TBU It would be a drive feature option typically using a jumper The BIOS would also have to support the larger sizes too so it doesn t crash reading larger sectors a modern BIOS should be able to handle it My hunt for answers from Toshiba is a lost cause as their support is a TOTAL joke and does NOT offer E-Mail support So I m here to find out if this quot exposing the K sector size quot can indeed be done to my PH U- I and if so EXACTLY how to go about doing it Also are there any shortcomings to having the Toshiba quot exposing the K sector size quot using partitions NTFS and one small FAT Thanks in advance for any help you can be Big Al nbsphttp://www.techspot.com/community/topics/toshiba-3tb-partitioned-as-all-mbr.198767/
A colleague at work would like to set up either a SHN or a SBN. What is the best way to go about this? Would it be best to be safe to be cloud based? What equipment is needed etc...?
This will take some discussing, so please ask any questions you need. The intention would be for two/three people to access the information on the network initially. A printer will be shared on the network, allowing scan to email. Laptops would be used to access the network from external sites, this is why I'm thinking of going the cloud based route, so they can log on and access the server from anywhere in the world...
Any help/guidance is appreciated.
Yes, you can consider the Cloud as a solution for access, BUT . . .
it also brings with it issues like:
You should start reading about these issues before committing to this solution.
One alternative would be a NAS device connected to your router. Putting your modem, router and NAS on a UPS power system would allow (with proper configuration) external access and you have total control, of all of the issues above.
I had to format and re-install Windows XP on a Satellite A105-S4201 Laptop. I installed XP, and updated to SP3. The brightness control no longer works using Fn+F6/F7 (or any other way for that matter). It was working before the format.
I tried a couple of different Common Modules installs. This one: tc00324000b (version 6.07.03) won't even install. Gave me error message, "TVALG Driver installation has failed". And this one: SPA210 TCommon Modules-XP (version 1.00.06) installed, and had me restart, but when I tried to install the hotkey utilities afterward, it said "TOSHIBA Common Module not found! This setup will terminate." Also, I have the latest BIOS version installed (v 6.0)
Are there any yellow (!) in the device manager?
Its currently set at 1280 x 800 pixels. Its 14 inch diagonal. Is that correct? TIA
In the control panel under display. Dose it say it say 1280 x 800 is it's native display. ?
Networked for years in XP machines.
I read help files how to but, could not make it work.
My w8 win wxplorer list shows under Network the VISTA LAPTOP. When I click on it it asks for user name/password but, what name & password?.
I naver had any name/password for my networks.
Any body knows what does it refere to?
Hey nichos. Was a name and password used when this Win8 system was first set-up. When I first unpacked a WIN8 laptop, it threw me for a loop as it requires a username and password to unlock it.
Once in a while when using my Vista Home Premium laptop on battery, it'll shut down after a few minutes even thou my settings are set to Turn off Display after 1 hour.
Put computer to sleep after 2 hours.
When I go to start the laptop back up, it gives me the choices of which "Start Windows Normally" is one of them. Confused as heck.
The laptop may be over-heating or the battery is going bad...
I transfer my desktop PC into a Toshiba Laptop with windows 7 .
recently I need strongly to record stream internet sounds.
I used "sony sound forge" and "system recorder" and another known programs but I can't reach to my destination.
recorded sounds quality is very low because this files recorded with microphone and I didn't want this.
my laptop soundcard has no "line in" or something related with this .
(in winxp with my pc I record my files with "LINE In" a lot of times".)
Now , how I can record stream files such as songs or other with best quality with a trick or program?
I know its a long time ago, but I have the same problem - did you get any response to this post and were you able to fix this issue?
I am so close to having my new audio system established On the headphone side all I need to do is place my order However I ve run into Z for 32x, card Sound PCI-E? (Will PCIE SBX Sound Blaster Vista work?) a bit of a snag considering the sound card I was Sound card for Vista 32x, PCI-E? (Will Sound Blaster Z SBX PCIE work?) originally recommended the Sound Blaster Z to pair with my headphones Exact card here the one with the external microphone since I ll need it Unfortunately this sound card specifies Windows and as supported operating systems I asked if it would still work for Vista but the other forum headphone forum seemed to think that it wouldn t unfortunately I m not looking to upgrade my OS As horrible and clunky as it is I ve made it work for me IF it would work with Vista than just let me know and read no further If not I d love if I could get some recommendations for a comparable card I m looking for the best sound card possible given my physical and operational specs I have PCI-E slots x and x free and my OS is Windows Vista Ultimate x The card will support both gaming and music though I m more concerned with gaming than music at this point I m not looking to drop a bundle the SB-Z was a little on the expensive side but as high as or is acceptable Please let me know if you have any suggestions I m raring to place my orders haha nbsphttp://www.techspot.com/community/topics/sound-card-for-vista-32x-pci-e-will-sound-blaster-z-sbx-pcie-work.196149/
i have a serious problem with Serious laptop problem Toshiba my with my toshiba laptop model no L ST which i owned for over years now the problem come during start up when i m about to start my laptop with ac power only i noticed that the power supply LED is falshing and i hear sound of cooling fan also and Serious problem with my Toshiba laptop suddenly it went off and on and repeatly doing that but when i try using the battery only it work just fine and it never freeze Serious problem with my Toshiba laptop or hang up so the situation is i had to start my laptop using the battery first and after all loading up i plug it with power cord Serious problem with my Toshiba laptop after a few times of trying after few days i had send my laptop for repair since it already passed the warranty period the tech guy told me that i had a problem with my motherboard i e shortcircut motherboard but i not so sure because everytime when my laptop working fine i was able to play games like counterstrike and warcraft without hang or freeze and i test all my hardware such DVD drive card reader USB ports and wireless ports all working just fine even i post this massage using this laptop if someone can tell me any advise or opinion regarding this i really appreciate this thing only happen during start up all the rest just fine nbsp
Sometimes that Toshiba model has the "Jack" for the power plug disconnected ,or broken away,from the system board and must be soldered back on. It is a "flat soldering technique" that few can do... so look for a repair shop or a skilled electronics guy who really knows his solder. The solder must be applied with a special soldering iron that is instant on and instant off... causing very high heat that allows the solder to flow under the jack quickly like water would do.
There are not many technicians good at it, and those that are not good at it can make it worse and unrepairable... So the cost is high, and sometimes it is simply easier to replace the system board.
Of course it could be another issue, but we see this on a lot of Toshiba and Sony laptops
Hey I just found this thread today a665d-s5172 Toshiba satellite I ll try to keep this post short Got a laptop that had obviusly been dropped for Toshiba satellite a665d-s5172 free but it s a toshiba satellite a d-s so I wasnt going t turn it down worst case a free Toshiba satellite a665d-s5172 blue ray player right well it had windows on it but none of the drivers having anything to Toshiba satellite a665d-s5172 do with network connection worked and there were still personal files on it so I decided I would use this as a windows machine Installed windows pro worked fine for about a day or two until I installed an update and ever since then the hdd C has been at and the one thing that I found that helps is disabling the DVD BRD drive in device manager this doesnt fix the problem completely but the average usage of the disc went from showing as to between - even when nothing is open and the actually usage still only adds up to about - I will post screen shots later after I get the machine to let me take them before it freezes also the cpu and memory are at and wile this problem happens so I think it s the same problem that a lot of people have after using windows for a bit nbsp
Any updates on this?
I have an EVGA GTX 560-Ti graphics card connected to two monitors. The primary monitor is a Syncmaster 2433BW and the second monitor is a Syncmaster 204B. Everything was fine until this morning when I booted up and found the second monitors resolution way off. After entering the NVIDIA control panel I found the monitor simply identified as Digital Display with a very limited resolution table available, the monitor was set to 1024x768. On the control panel resolution screen it is identified as "Generic Non-PNP Monitor with only two resolutions neither of which is the recommended 1600x1200. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the driver with no improvement.
Have u tried This option the Resize? I use this due to my Samsung tv doesnt have really good scaling which I was left to using a random resolution but this random resolution still is read from the tv as 1920x1080 maybe it might work for u
if this doesnt work I havent actualy got which driver did u install nvidia driver or the monitor one? if so this is were u should go
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Right click my computer Properties Device manager and rightclick on the monitors and update software
Hi everyone please help...
my Toshiba external hard disc also facing the same problem can not recognize, and once to plug in the message pomp out as below:-
"USB Device Not Recognized
One of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned, and windows does not recognize it. For assistance in solving this problem, click this message"
Can someone help in kind please.. thanks all..
Yeah Reine, my older Passport drive will do that too sometimes cause the data cable is a bit finicky. I'd just unplug the external and power it down. Wait a few, then plug it back up to USB and power it back on. If that dont work, throw in a computer reboot, before u start messing with driver uninstalls and such.
HELLO.... im tracy I need help my toshiba satellite a215 has ydtuv is compressed and wont boot can u
I have a wireless ubee modem. I have had it for a will now and it has worked great up until yesterday. I can't find my wireless signal for my internet. I can hook up the usb port and get the internet just fine, but when I turn to wireless I can't even find my wireless signal name to hook up. I know my laptop is still getting signals because my modem is still finding my neighbors signals. Please help!!!
Are you using someone else internet service via WiFi? If your now they power cycle the internet modem and your wireless laptop. Power cycle means reboot them or power them down then power them up. Internet modem can be reset but you would need to call your ISP and let them send a signal to hit the box (reset it) or walk you through the steps to do it on your end.
Have a new Netgear wireless router and can connect to it, but can only get local access only, no internet.
Tried a few things with no luck so far.
The one thing that did work was eliminating the wireless security, but dont want to leave it that way.
Seems like this is a common problem with Vista.
Can anyone help?
Go to the Device Mgr, expand Network Adapters and look for yellow or red flags. It's most likely that the driver is missing or needs to be updated.
If there's any driver at all, then the led lights near the ethernet cable will be on.
Uninstall the existing driver (but do not delete it) and reboot.
The system should find the device and use the autoconfig feature to install the
I got this laptop in for repairs recently and it has been a very tricky one I already told the client that I don t think it can be fixed but my curiosity has driven me to keep working on it This system came in unable to startup freezes during startup or said no boot device present I pulled the HDD out and scanned it from another computer Sure enough every error check would freeze around Note that I said freeze not display an error I would have to end task to close the windows drive check Chkdsk r from command prompt resulted in the same freezing partway through Disk copy and clone software would also freeze partway So during failure - drive after Toshiba Shuts OS install A305-S6898 off Satellite I copied the users files off manually and went to load a new Toshiba Satellite A305-S6898 - Shuts off during OS install after drive failure HDD in the laptop Every Toshiba Satellite A305-S6898 - Shuts off during OS install after drive failure time the OS install disk would load there would be Toshiba Satellite A305-S6898 - Shuts off during OS install after drive failure problems Sometimes it would freeze during the quot loading windows quot screen of the windows install Sometimes it would get to the install process and freeze right after selecting the disk to use Lately the most common problem is at variable points in the initial install loading process the system will just power cycle and restart At this point I ran memtest and found no errors Just the same I switched out the RAM and still it had problems I tried multiple different OS install disks and set bios back to defaults The problem persisted never being able to install a new OS I tried different hard drives external dvd drive and installing from a USB stick Oddly enough half of my repair utilities simply won t load things like seagate disk utilities paragon and acronis disk directors either freezing or giving weird errors like quot cd drive not present quot or quot memory not found quot The only thing that will run without freezing or restarting seems to be memtest which makes me think it s not an overheating issue since this can run for hours Frankly I m stumped It seems odd that the hard drive failed at the same time as whatever component is causing this problem so I assume either coincidence or some sort of drive controller failure that caused damage to the drive as well as making the system freeze while loading most any volume Any thoughts nbsp
Yeah, it may be a motherboard issue... Have you tried removing or resetting the CMOS battery?
Hello, I've been recently attempting to recover data from several old laptop hard drives (old as in ranging from 1-4 years) the most promising old drive which is about 3 years now has now decided to be less promising. It will show up in the BIOS and Windows (7) explorer for about 2 minutes before disappearing and and then reappearing another 2 minutes later. It is making very gentle ticks now and then but that's all. I know it still has most of the data I need on it to recover as I've managed to keep the harddrive in a sort of stasis long enough to run data recover software to preview some of the before it cuts out again. Could someone please help me diagnose this problem preferably without referring me to some data recovery company of course. Thankyou
Hey FieryDove. A ticking sound that wasn't always there during normal drive operation is an indication that something is mechanically wrong with the drive, and no software can fix a mechanical problem. I would save whatever data you can ASAP when the drive is visible then trash it.
Hey all Getting no replies on a few other forums and I see we have a few board-level repairmen on here So worth a try eh Schematics are here ftp helpedia com pub temp uploads ala borbe Toshiba Toshiba Satellite L D - INVENTEC PS A - A - REV X Sec pdf I have an L Powers no POST Isn t the NEC Tokin cap problem because this version of the board doesn t have one All voltages are present that I can see - checked every single test pad on it V S L300 readings POST - inc. multimeter + no Toshiba schematics V A V S V A V S etc etc are all working CPU SB NB and Winbond chip all warm up like they should Very strong sulfurous smell a bit like BO is coming Toshiba L300 no POST - schematics + multimeter readings inc. from the board around the v regs that are linked to the Winbond chip It s absolutely horrid around this area C different area of the board is slightly blackened but appears to be charging discharging okay and volts going through it are all fine C doesn t seem to be discharging in one direction - but it s in parallel with some resistors so maybe it s a false positive Some odd readings around the BIOS chip but I have yet to confirm Cheers nbsp
Sounds like hard drive is corrupt
Ok so I m a first time builder here with a budget of I use my computer for web browsing with a million tabs so 1st time build, lost :P open I admit lol music recording editing normally about or so tracks only lite gaming minecraft with heavy skin packs and will be doing small video editing like boxes of video in one frame and watching movies both blue-ray and the occasional live stream I use Windows themes skins on my computer and have more rainmeter gadgets than I probably need I ve come across some good barebones kits for but they lack a few things which I may not even need lol I definitely need a wireless card no cable running to my room and obviously a blue-ray player I don t burn music or movies onto CDs if I need to I already have a burner I m looking for a minimum GB of RAM Do I really need an SSD My mind keeps saying quot YES quot but my wallet says quot nope not in the budget quot I do already have a TB drive for storage I would just like an SSD for the OS and programs But if that s not feasible I have no problem with a small HDD So what am I looking for that will meet the needs of my use and budget Mobo CPU GPU RAM PSU Case SSD-or-HDD Blue-Ray Player Wifi Card and after market cooler heatsink everyone always says stay away from OEM coolers go after market So if I m not all that crazy and this is feasible I appreciate any and all help and hope to learn a good bit in the process please feel free to teach so I actually learn something I m not loyal to any brand so I don t care about any of that at least not yet Thanks nbsp
(everyone always says stay away from OEM coolers...go after market)Click to expand...
I would only make that recommendation based on whether the person will be overclocking. Neither Intel or AMD will package their CPU with a cooler that not sufficiently adequate under non-overclock conditions.
Have you assembled a parts list or are awaiting feedback first?
I've been having these problems for maybe 3 days. First thing was it took longer for my computer to boot up now whenever I finally able to logg in either my icons on my desktop disappear with my start menu and the appearance of my start menu and other stuff from computer look like they are in safe mode is there anything I can do to fix my computer. I can't back up my computer to a time where it was working perfectly can anyone help me?
Download Malwarebytes: http://www.techspot.com/downloads/4716-malwarebytes-anti-malware.html and run a full scan. Tell me the results and post the scan log. This will determine if your PC has an infection.
What antivirus do you use? Can you post your system specs?
Hello folks I have the exact same problem - with my satellite L D-S I am quite sure that the hdd is still ok and the ram is too Upon power on the power light turns on hdd spins up the hdd light flickers a little then it does nothing No backlight no image no error beeps either Quite disappointing as it was in sleep mode and it started doing this when I woke it up Never had a problem with it except for a loose solder connection on the power jack which I fixed about a year ago I am an electrical engineering student so I like to get some experience trying to fix this The computer is about years old phenom II triple core cpu g of memory g hdd and some sort of radeon graphics chip Worse case the graphics chip could be dead No video output from external monitor connector If you need more info I will gladly share it BTW the cpu gpu heatsink warms up as usual and the fan runs too VERY puzzling Cheers -Ben nbsp
The motherboard (GPU chip) is bad. The motherboard will have to be replaced. They are available on EBay usually for way under $150 daily
I have new Tosh tablet. when I swipe my finger across the screen it always leaves an irritating blue line showing the path of my swipe. Also, the top of the screen always shows coordinate info in 7 small boxes across the top of the screen. It is like it is in a graphics mode & it came out of the box this way. How do I turn that off please?
Have you tried a fresh restart of the tablet? Contact Toshiba support or your phone provider for additional help
I have a Toshiba Satellite E205, Win 7. A small icon with a picture of the touchpad keeps appearing in the middle of my screen, quickly followed by a similar one, but with a red circle. The mouse or touchpad then freezes briefly. By looking in Task Manager, Processes, I see that this is accompanied by the appearance of touchpadED.exe, which then disappears from processes. I think it started when I unplugged a USB hub with mouse and keyboard from my computer while it was still on. I removed and reinstalled the Synaptics Touchpad driver from Toshiba, ran virus scan and malware software, and cannot stop the process in Task Manager. How can I get rid of this problem??
Try installing this: http://www.synaptics.com/resources/drivers It may fail since Toshiba has very bad support for drivers coming from manufacturers.
I Have Problem With My Laptop Display "Toshiba Satellite L645D-S4056"
The LCD did not display anything, I try to change with new lcd it still won't display anything,
please help me how iam suppose todo ? thanks
Connect vista to wireless home network
how can I connect a vista laptop to existing wireless home network with other 3 xp machines.
I followed googled info but keep chasing my tail as all effords end trying to make an internet connection.
My router is Negear wired & wireless capable in which 2 PCs are wired & an Acer netbook wireless connected, all 3 XP machines.
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Presario CQ61 Notebook PC
2.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium Dual-Core
160gb HD, 3GB Ram
32 operating system
How to connect to a wireless network in Windows Vista.
Come back if you have problems.
The system I m working on is a Medion prebuilt running Vista Home Basic not on any service packs as of yet as I ve been too busy trying to fix this problem first I believe it s profiles deleting restart network Vista wireless saved on a Celeron D on GB of RAM but I m not sure Recently purchased a Dynamode I know it uses Vista deleting saved wireless network profiles on restart a Realtek chipset n wireless adapter so it could connect to the net and share its printer to a laptop on the same network There is a Realtek utility on the system but I ve set it to use the Windows networking as I thought this would be easier so this isn t running on boot I can add the wireless network and it connects fine I can verify it is in the Manage Wireless Networks section and it is set to automatically connect when in range When I restart the PC the entry disappears from Manage Wireless Networks and the PC does not reconnect It is set to save and automatically connect when I add the network each time When it s connected it works fine I m stumped Any ideas nbsphttp://www.techspot.com/community/topics/vista-deleting-saved-wireless-network-profiles-on-restart.189511/
I recently had to replace a faulty charger, I purchased the exact same one as the original from a reputable store & even though it charged the battery fully my laptop won't run while charging unless it's at a 100% or if I run it on the battery.
It boots up fine & I can connect to the internet but I'm unable to browse the net, the timer signal just goes round & round (sorry I don't know all the technical jargon).
I returned charger to store & they replaced it but the problem is still there.
Can anyone PLEASE help? Thanks
Does the laptop run with only the AC adapter with the battery removed? If it does, the battery may be bad
Laptop won't boot. Put in installation disc in CD drive. System won't boot to CD rom. I removed the HDD, put CD in drive, it boots to CD ROM. Reinsert HDD, plug in power, no boot to splash screen or allowing access to bios. Remove HDD, boots to CD ROM...
I don't understand why it won't boot to CD with disc inserted. It should boot up to CD regardless since it is first in boot order.
Disregard specs below. It's Toshiba Satellite A665 Laptop.
Update: I had suspected the HDD was bad. The OS did finally boot. It cannot find a HDD. Can you say Newegg?
First and last Toshiba for me.
If you can help me solve my problem I will be more than happy to compensate you for your time! (PayPal)
Okay so to be precise, it is a Toshiba Satellite A305-S6857
The problem is that the computer will completely shut off at any given time. It will sometimes boot into windows but it will be a black screen with only the cursor until a blue screen pops up that I never have enough time to read through. It won't stay on trying to install a new OS or in the Setup Manager.
What I've tried:
Removing hardware one by one to see if it was the problem
Completely cleaned heatsink
Removed battery and ran only with power cord
Replaced motherboard with a used but working one
Let me know if you need anymore information.
Thank you in advance for your time!
The blue screen should produce a minidump file. Locate this file on your pc and upload it please.
Usually in c/windows/minidump.
My computer running Windows Ultimate -bit can no longer access my Western Digital Caviar quot Black quot TB hard drive that s connected but I suspect my data to still be in there so I wonder what data recorvery tools people have used and recommend This is one of the additional drives to my operating system C drive It has been formatted as NTFS and been working fine for several months until with recommendations Data format, from drive please lost recovery software a week ago Now it appears as the E drive on Data recovery from drive with lost format, software recommendations please My Computer as originally configured but the volume label is now blank I used to have that named as quot Media quot When I double-click on it to Data recovery from drive with lost format, software recommendations please enter the drive I get the Data recovery from drive with lost format, software recommendations please error message quot E is not accessible The parameter is incorrect quot In Computer Management -- gt Storage -- gt Disk Management the drive appears but it s File System is now indicated as RAW rather than NTFS I have tried using Active Partition Recovery and that successfully lists my drive with the original label name quot Media quot and as NTFS and also lists the folders located at the root of the drive which is why I suspect my data to still be in there and recoverable However when I use this tool to do a full scan of my disk it freezes after scanning MB There are tools out there with varying reliability so whch ones do people here recommend another tool I trired I forget its name was scanning my disk but prediced days to go over the entire TB so that s out of the question I have been told to use a tool that can recover files onto a separate disk rather then try to repair the original disk and risk losing more of the original data Any advice would be greatly appreciated Thanks nbsp
Oh crap. Something like this happened recently to me when I had backed up some data to an USB thumb drive. It worked fine for awhile, then some weeks later, my PC just couldn't read it anymore (kept saying "disk in drive needs to be reformatted/etc"...and the properties for the drive also showed it as RAW format instead of FAT32 like it would have been usually).
I think the issue is drive corruption, which seems to be fairly common with external devices like USB drives, but odd in the case of an internal drive. The remedy for me was to try to access it from a different system, which was easy since being a USB stick I could try it elsewhere easily. If you can use another system to access the drive, preferably a Linux/Ubuntu based one; it is likely your best bet to recoup the data before its lost permanently. An external HDD kit would be ideal, and they are quite cheap also.
Hope this helps!
I have a problem with my toshiba drive. I bought it from Germany before three months. It worked ok, but now when I plug it in it makes a sound like a tik every second for 30 seconds then it stops for 1 minute and then again for about 20 seconds the tik noise. After that it don't appears in the auto play. When I go to device manager there is a yellow sign with an ! in it. it has the name usb mass storage device.
I don't know what to do I have about 200 GB storage on it and it is very important to me.
So if anyone knows what should I do please write me!
Thanks for reading!
It isn't getting enough power, I've seen that happen on connecting some externals to laptops with weak USB ports. Try it on a different computer, but if the same thing happens, you are screwed.
Hi we are working on a computer for a family member Windows has slowed down incredibly won't Toshiba recognized Satellite CD not different two S7802... boot, put drives... ROM in they had multiple viruses and spyware we tried to clean it off for them but decided it would be easier to just do a reinstall We have been googling going to various tech sites etc and cannot figure this out The CD drive was not recognized in Windows and wouldn t work we thought it was just part of their other computer problems Upon rebooting it won t boot from the CD ROM which is a Toshiba brand factory drive We already checked the boot order CD ROM is set first HDD second No network boot enabled So we thought the drive was bad We bought a new drive put it in same issue I find it hard to believe we got two bad drives one after the other Windows of course doesn t Toshiba Satellite S7802... put in two different CD ROM drives... won't boot, not recognized recognize it either Both of the drives act like they can read they flash you hear them running but it doesn t show up and won t allow us to boot into anything not Windows not Linux nothing from the CD ROM It just will not boot from anything but the hard drive and no option to Toshiba Satellite S7802... put in two different CD ROM drives... won't boot, not recognized boot from USB We are at a loss as to what to try next We tried looking for jumpers cables etc but it doesn t have them Any suggestions nbsp
Dose this laptop or computer have a recovery partition?
Hi, I am trying to connect my Macbook Pro to my old Vista PC over ethernet cable but I can't get them to connect. I set up static IP's on both and the PC can ping the Mac but the Mac times out when I try to ping the PC. I even had the Windows firewall turned off. I had already turned on SMB connections in file sharing. They connect fine over wifi but I want to transfer 50gb of files faster.
From what you're saying, it sounds like you're just connecting directly using only an Ethernet cable. However, in order to connect two computers directly, you'll need to use a crossover cable (Ethernet cable with some wires changed on one end). You also have the option of using a network hub or router in between.
Respond if we can help any more. I could be understanding your situation wrong as well.
Hi all Please can someone help We own a Toshiba Satalite laptop with gb HD Today whilst trying to download a file I had a warning message saying no disc space left Confused by this I looked at the computer spec to notice drives C amp D I am no IT expert but think I m correct its actually only I disc but partitioned into drives hence giving me C D drives Here s where I am lost though The C drive is almost full yet the D drive has only the original HDD recovery made when we st had the a second Toshiba my hard does Why drive Satellite have partition? laptop amp is almost empty odd gb left Why is nothing on the D drive and to free up space on the C drive how can I transfer various items from C to D Do I simply copy - paste then delete from C or is it Why does my Toshiba Satellite hard drive have a second partition? more complicated Also if I wanted to download straight to the D drive is this possible amp if so how is this carried out Hope some of you don t think the above is a bit dumb to ask but I really don t know what to look for and how to solve our usage problem other than asking for your help Many thanks in advance Mark from Hereford Uk nbsp
Honestly I'm kind of confused, but I'll try anyways... So you're 500GB HD is partitioned into 2 240GB partitions, correct? If this is the case the 1st one that is full is the partition where windows is located on, and is set to automatically save you're files to that partition. What you can do is move you're large files onto the D partition to make use of that space.
It can be a simple as copy/pasting you're files into that drive, or you can also set it to route anything saved to a certain file to the 2nd partition. For example, my "Downloads" folder automatically saves to my Data partition on my PC. Do do this simply go to whatever file it happens to be, right-click, properties, location, and from there click move and choose the 2nd partition. Hope this helps.
I have a small home network with 3 computers and 1 network printer with a BT Home Hub 2 router.
Computer 1 is PC with Vista home premium sp2 connected by Ethernet.
Computer 2 is PC with XP sp3 connected by Ethernet.
Computer 3 is laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 connected by wireless.
I can see and access everything from C1 (Vista).
I can see but cannot access C1 (Vista) from the other 2. I cannot ping Vista from either of the other 2 and have tried to allow pinging by setting various ICMP settings for this to no avail.
On C1 (Vista) I have Windows Firewall on
Vista settings for Network are:
Public folder sharingn
Password protected sharingff
I am pulling my hair out!
Ping only tells you that the adapter ALLOWS ping and the system is up; no mapping or access is implied.
ALL systems must be on the same WORKGROUP name,
ports 137,138,139,445 must be open
the XP machine needs the LLPD protocol and library installed
Link Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD) Responder (KB922120)
Vista --> Linux
see this story
Linux -->Vista is an Samba config issue
Good evening, I cant afford to take my laptop to a tech so I am posting here in hope of help. I have a Toshiba satellite l755, I turn my pc this mourning on and it showed me this messege. Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0 (build 083)
For atheros PCIE Ethernet Controller v2.0.
Check cable connection!
PXE-M0F Exiting Intel PXE ROM.
No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key
What happend to my computer? Please help
In the BIOS, look in the boot options and take the "other devices" or "other" out of the boot sequence.
Make sure that HDD is listed as first boot option.
This should be enough,
BUT... I would also check to see if boot from LAN is enabled.
If it is, (unless you need it for some reason) disable it.
PXE is a protocol that will enable you to boot from a network drive or server.
When it says that it failed, it is because it could not find an OS on the network.
To enter bios, watch the screens when you power on.
It will tell you the right keys to press to enter your bios setup.
I have been ogling the market for somebody to finally offer a decent ultra-book for business, but nobody seems to be up to the task.
I know for fact that the kind of spec I'm looking for is very doable, because Apple has it already, but I need a Windows ultra-book. I already tried to put Windows 7/8 on my latest Macbook Air, and it was awkward at best, issues with the pad drivers, just not usable.
My ideal ultra-book would have the following configuration:
Screen: 13"-15", with 1080P
SSD: Samsung 840, 256-512GB
I'd be happy to pay up to 3k for such ultra-book, but I can't find anything that comes close in the spec.
Is there anybody who at least got something like this in the works? Any rumors? Anything?
Try the Lenovo X1?
Also the MBA only goes up to 8GB RAM, I don't think there's any ultrabooks on the market with 16GB.
Hi I have a toshiba laptop satellite a15-s157 and a black page comes and says 1DE number 1 error
Sorry there mate, your choices in the Poll make no sense to me . . .
Hi all got above named computer and it had a faulty battery as it was not holding charge when unplugged it switched off. so bought the battery for it brand new by part number etc . put on charged to full and fine but then unplugged and after while it makes beeping noise beep beep etc does anyone know why its beeping thanks in advance
You might try updating the bios...
Hi my toshiba satellite L550d when I play games my pc crushes the cpu when idle the temperature is 59-62 when playing games is 78-81 is it normal?
It depends, usually your CPU temperature shouldn't be that high during regular gaming, have you checked whether your laptop fan port is blocked up with dust? If its clear, and your still having problems, I would recommend looking into a laptop cooling pad.
I have a windows vista laptop and had a external tv connected to it and it worked.
I now have a new tv and cant get an output to it.
connected via a vdu cable as it was before.
and can get an output if I start the laptop in safe mode so I know the connection is ok.
Did you get this working?
Hi. Since a recent malware infection I have been unable to access one of the PCs on my home network. The PC shows up in the Network device list and maps but I get the 0x80070035 error message when attempting to connect to it. I can't ping it from either of the other two machines on the network even with its firewall disabled. I have searched many forums for a solution and followed all the recommended courses of action but have so far been unsuccessful. I have full access to the network from the problematic machine. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
need more info on the " 0x80070035 error message"
get a command prompt and enter EVENTVWR.MSC
open the SYSTEM LOG and look for ERROR events
Find the first one, double click to see the details
*IF* it is your 0x80070035 error, click the little document icon below the down arrow
(which copies the data to your clipboard). Come back to this thread, reply and PASTE
I ve been troubleshooting this one all day If anyone can give me some insight it would be much appreciated Just built a new boot not Vista on or drive reading DVD in system ECS Black deluxe mobo i - GB ram took the other out to trobuleshoot thermaltake SP- M psup and a DVD drive not reading on boot or in Vista LG ODD MOBO link http www newegg com Product Prod Power Supply DVD drive not reading on boot or in Vista http www newegg com Product Prod SP- M I DVD drive not reading on boot or in Vista can t get the DVD Drive to read my windows boot disc I ve installed a Vista HDD from another machine which boots fine and runs everything except for the ODD The ODD does respond to eject commands from Vista I ve tried plugging it in to multiple SATA ports and switched the SATA cable with ones I know to be good from the HDD I ve also tried using the Vista install disk for kicks but no dice there either More than that I ve tried swapping the DVD Drive with a known good one and I get nothing out of it Any ideas Am I missing something with the way the SATA cables connections have to be configured nbsphttp://www.techspot.com/community/topics/dvd-drive-not-reading-on-boot-or-in-vista.184107/
I have Windows XP SP that would not boot to the desktop on a Normal boot The system has SATA HDD amp SATA DVD-RW partition HDD XP -- Windows lost data problem on Red SATA ports on the Motherboard amp Black SATA port on the mother board I apologize but sadly I do NOT remember if the DVD drive or one of the HDD was in the Black SATA port I m not REALLY sure I Windows XP HDD partition problem -- data lost understand the difference but The system would boot up almost to the desktop so I was able to boot up in Safe Mode Once I could get to the desktop I looked at the System log in Event Viewer amp it showed that the controller was reporting drive errors on Hard Drive NOT the boot drive It was happening so much that it was virtually filling the Event Viewer amp making it Windows XP HDD partition problem -- data lost hard to see anything else in there amp kept the system from being able to boot to the desktop It never made it to where it said Windows was loading my personal settings I have never seen a NON-boot drive keep an XP system from being able to boot up Once I made it to where I could see the Event Viewer messages I shut the system down amp disconnected the quot bad quot drive amp restarted the system It then booted up fine but when I looked at the event Viewer is STILL showed Hard Drive errors I thought that it might be a bad cable so I shut the system down again amp connected the SATA cable that was connect to Hard Drive amp moved exchanged it with the one on Hard Drive amp booted the system I looked in the Event Viewer amp it was STILL showing Hard Drive errors so I opened quot Disk Management quot amp it thought the hard drive that I took out was still in the system At this point it was actually in another room Disk Management showed hard drive errors so I right clicked on the drive that wasn t even IN the system amp chose quot Delete Partition quot amp that made the drive errors stop Remember THAT hard drive was NOT in the system at the time I rebooted the system amp looked in Drive Management amp it reported quot Drive Missing quot When I looked in Event Viewer it STILL had Hard Drive errors NOW I suspect that this is REALLY a power issue amp NOT a hard drive or controller problem My power supply has leads Has SATA type amp IDE type type power connector Has SATA type Connectors Has IDE type amp Floppy type power connector I shut the system down again put the quot bad quot drive in the system disconnected all of the SATA cables amp power cables Plugged the HDD in the Red SATA ports left the DVD uplugged moved the power cables Of course I figured that since there where SATA power connectors on one lead it would be OK to plug in hard drives Keep in mind that this system has been running this way for years with showing this problem although now that I think about it the boot drive has failed times BUT they were all Seagate GB drives amp I have had those fail in several other systems FAR more often than the Hitatchi or Samsung However the WD drives have failed just as often as the Seagate Since I now suspected that this was a power problem I decided to plug in only of the HDD in the SATA power lead amp plugged the remaining HDD in the SATA power lead that the DVD was using amp I left the DVD disconnected I booted the system NOW my question Problem The drive that I took out of the system thinking it was bad now has NO partition When I deleted the partition on the HDD even though it was NOT in the system at the time that partitions are gone I have not done anything else to the drive since I found this problem so does ANYONE have ANY idea what I might be able to do to bring the partitions amp my TB of data back In UNIX there are format commands commands that can bring back files because they re not REALLY gone the allocation table is just not looking in the right place or something I realize this was a L-O-N-G amp Boring story but I had to go through the whole thing to explain the problem amp hopefully get a solution Thank you ... Read morehttp://www.techspot.com/community/topics/windows-xp-hdd-partition-problem-data-lost.183526/
I'm very familiar with dial-up since I spent my first 10 years on it & loved it.
I then graduated to wi fi/DSL.
Ok, my question is why do I hear so much bad mouthing about Satellite being so slow? How can it be so slow when the signal travels thru air?
I can understand DSL, Dial-up & cable being slow because it travels thru wire, but not satellite.TIA
Satelite broadband has high latency due to the signal being bounced from earth to space and back again. ( around 22 miles). Other conditions such as weather and line of sight can also affect performance.
Edit : 22 thousand is correct
Have a NB205 3 years old running Windows XP Sp3 . Unit will power up to thru the Toshiba page
(F2/F12) allows me to go to setup. It will not go beyond this point and I get black screen with blinking cursor. Boot options are HDD, FDD and LAN. I received no recovery disc with the unit.
This happens in either mode power or battery
Those are symptoms of problems with the HD, most likely in the partition table. You will need to use the
restore CD you made when you first used the system.
im looking to increase the ram on my laptop but when I looked to see the sticks I see only one....and I ws told by various places (bestbuy, fryes and toshiba themselves that I have 2)
im looking in the bay above the battery with the little chip symbol near it....is this correct?
Does it look something like this?
Perhaps bestbuy, Frys, etc are telling you that you have two slots in which RAM can be placed, not two sticks of RAM?
Hi Guys hope you can help me on my happy problem...
Got Toshiba Sat Pro and Acer Aspire, both having the following issue:
*Shuts down seconds after turned-on, and sometimes it arrives at Windows 7 logo and desktop but still unfortunate.
Tried doing these fixes but still unfortunate.
1. Clean fan.
2. Put new thermal paste
3. Reimage (still shuts down, so not resolved)
4. Replaced HDD
5. Interchange RAMs (checked thoroughly and cleaned)
But here's the confusing thing, when I tried backing-up the files using "Hirens - Windows XP", it does not shut down.....waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!
Please help...Thanks and more power to TechSpot!!!!
God bless you guys!
Try removing the CMOS batteries to reset the Bios
I am facing the problem of mouse pointer moving by itself without any control, on my Windows Vista laptop. The pointer is moving to the right-top corner of any open window and placed on the 'Close' (X) button and if mouse is clicked or Enter key prressed, accidently closing the active window. I tried many anti-malware and anti virus tools as per the same issue posted in Virus and Malware removal section here.While doing the steps according to the replies everytime, first it looks like the issue is solved but it is still there when the system is restarted. Please help me on this problem which is causing lot of nuisance and disturbance for my work. Thank you.
It doesn't happen often, but the laptops touch pad may be waring out or is dirty. I have replaced physically broken touch pads with the same symptom as you describe here
I have a Toshiba Satellite L455-S5000. I've used it for many years and all the sudden when I opened it up, the log in screen froze. I couldn't do anything so I hard shut it down. (by just holding in the power button) Now, whenever I try to boot it back up, it gives me an error message saying "pxe-e61 media test failure check cable". I've googled it numerous times but found nothing. I also tried calling the Toshiba Help Center but they wanted to charge me for the call so I hung up with them. Any ideas on how to fix this problem would be greatly appreciated!
>pxe-e61 media test failure check cable
this msg says it is attempting to boot using the NIC interface instead of the HD - - not good.
The question is if the HD partition is good &/or if it is bootable.
When I lost my Toshiba, it would not even run the POST so it was a bios/mb issue.
You need to get this drive attached to a good system so it can be analyze.
Hi! I'm hoping that I am doing this properly - my problem is this. I have just bought a Toshiba L750 22z from P.C.World. It looks great, it works fine but there is one problem - the sound. Even when it is up to 100% the volume sounds very low and the quality is tinny. Have any other people found this or have I just got a duff one! Any comments would be appreciated, Rob
Are there any yellow exclamation points in the device manager?
I was working on the computer (Toshiba satellite A 100-232), when it suddenly froze. So I had to close it from the power button. After that it enters the "In touch with tomorrow - Toshiba " screen and then it just goes black forever. I can't enter bios with F2. Heeeelp, please!
If you have or can get hold of a boot disk (Hiren's, UBCD, any live Linux distro or even a Windows install disk) you could try booting from it, to check whether it's a hardware failure (HDD could have failed or got disconnected) - assuming it's set up to boot from CD/DVD. Is it definitely F2 for setup? Some Satellites require holding Esc on start, then F1 when you get the Toshiba screen.
hi there, I have a toshiba satellite l350d, amd chipset, 2gb ram,athlon x2, running windows 7.
The computer switches on for about 15 secs then clicks off completely, will switch back on as soon as I press the button but just repeats. I have already reseated the processor, replaced the thermal tape on both cpu and gpu to no success. Have checked all connections. I would appreciate any ideas plz.
Hi , It is now switching off after 5 secs with only minimal components connected as well, Help please, at my wits end with it.What I dont understand is that I had it running for 1 full day after replacing the dc jack, upgraded to windows 7 from vista and also replaced the touchpad ribbon as this was damaged. switched it off for the night and awoke to this??????
PS. I have tested the power switch, fan is ok
Correction : 1ST switch on lasts 15 secs and attempts boot
switch back on lasts for 5 secs if it try again it goes off but wait a short time and its back to 15secs
HI all The DVD-RW drive in our Toshiba L d-S seems to have gone caput We have only had it a year but it does get used alot It will only read some of our dvds now other DVD s it refuses to even recognize the format or says media is unreadable even though there is no visible damage to the disk I have run malwarebytes superantispyware ccleaner spybot s amp d avast microsoft online seurity scanner and hijackthis with no results other than spyware Device manager says it is working fine I uninstalled from device manager and rebooted Same thing Could not find updated drivers for it Microsoft Fixit say media is unreadable or unknown format but the disk plays fine in our other Toshiba L Some movies start right up in VLC other dvds cannot be read Some of our burnt movie backups work great while the original dvd cant even be quot read quot It burns just fine and every cd we put in so far reads fine Dont think it is codecs issue cause an older original StarWars DVD wont read at all in it If a game is put in it can read it but the autorun does not start up laptop burner replacing Toshiba Advice DVD on L655 I check autoplay and it Advice on replacing Toshiba L655 laptop DVD burner says to load game Advice on replacing Toshiba L655 laptop DVD burner or for DVDs play with VLC I edited the registry to get rid of the filters there was only an upper this did not really help When any disk is inserted the drive really thinks long and hard about it all this leading me to the conclusion that we need a new disk drive Toshiba has been remarkably unhelpful saying our warranty expired weeks ago After saying all that my question is this does anyone know if any laptop DVD-RW drive will be compatible or if laptop drives come in different sizes I have replaced laptop hard drives before but never a dvd drive I am going to have to take the old one out to find out if it is SATA or IDE I am hesitant to order one since I cant seem to find one that says it will specifically fit an L Thanks any advice is appreciated and sorry for the lengthiness nbsp
The Optical drive is held in by one screw, usually located under a bottom cover. Open the tray and when you remove that screw, just pull the drive out. There should be a part number on the drive label. Use this number to locate a replacement drive. The drive's plastic bezel can be removed and placed on the replacement drive, so you can purchase a much cheaper drive that doesn't have a bezel installed. EBay is a good source
Hi all I have been having a problem with my wireless intern network connection I have a sneaky suspicion that my service provider is doing all they can to not have this be there problem Sequence of events -Wireless connection intermittently stops impedance lost, connection Wireless problem...what? working - times a week for the past month -Service provider said it was probably the router -Bought a new router Problem still occurring -Service provider said it Wireless connection lost, impedance problem...what? was my wireless network card Told them that ALL the laptops in the house don t work Okay well then that s not the problem -I go look at the modem Power light-ON Send amp Receive- Blinking Cable Light- OFF -Told me my modem was offline Said it was probably an impedance issue Not sure what that means -Unscrewed the cable Wireless connection lost, impedance problem...what? touched the inside with my finger screwed it back in rebooted computers All computers working -Previous technicians said to unplug the power to both modem and router that works temporarily I m not sure what is going on here and I am no wiz with this stuff but I am now thinking this is either a problem with the cable line OR the cable modem I keep getting different answers from the cable company and they tell me I might have to have someone come out to look into the issue which of course I will be billed for Already paid for a new router How should I deal with this nbsp
The company should be able to supply you with a new modem to attempt a fix. This should not be something you are billed for, generally you should be billed if the issue is caused by something other then their product(the Modem) or the telephone line leading to your house+the demarcation point.. These are all things that the ISP should be covering.
Does this issue happen when you are connected by Ethernet cable? Or JUST wireless?
If this is limted to a wireless issue then I would say that it is an issue that is fixable on your part:
Things to look at: Phone lines(Filters on your phones)
Wireless Phones, Microwaves, any new wireless devices in the house.. Wireless devices can cause interferance with eachother. lots of wireless phones work on the 2.4GHz frequency, the same frequency that 802.11 works on (Wireless) If this fixes the issue, try each phone separtly to narrow down the issue.
To eliminate phones as the issue, you could disconnect all your phones in the house, and test your wireless connection and see if it improves. To make sure it is not due to distance/interferance (Physically) Set up the laptop within 3 feet of the router and see if any issues happen connecting to the router.
Microwaves also work on the 2.4GHz frequency at times and can cause interference when running, but this would be a rare disconnect.
Lastly, if this is simply an issue overall (Wireless and hardwired(ethernet)) then I would suggest connecting to their modem directly, ensuing there is nothing between you and their device. IF there is still an issue, replace the cables between the Modem (The phone cable) as well as the ethernet cable to your computer.. If there are still issues then this is left to the ISP to fix and should not be at your cost.
You pay for their services and this should include the service and repair of their device. Modems tend to break down/overheat and have issues over time, they should be able to supply you with a new one.
I just recently notice that the performance on my Toshiba laptop is decreasing.
The other say I decided to play minecraft and noticed it was lagging more than usual. When I tried to play on my friends server I could barely move. I've also noticed the fps drops in games like Cod4 and CSS. I've cleaned out my registry, cleared out some hard drive space, and ran gamebooster but nothing seems to work. Any help would be much appreciated.
Toshiba P755 S5320
Intel Core i3 2.20ghz
Intel HD 3000 graphics
PS: I tried MC multiplayer on my sister's HP and it ran with no lag issues.
What antivirus/antimalware programs are you running?
My laptop has a problem, When I shut it down, it goes of but the fan start working really noisy and it doesn“t go off , and when I turn it on blocks it self and cant anything from that.
SOMEONE CAN HELP ME PLEASE?
The laptops motherboard is probably bad, and it will need to be replaced
Hello I have just joined this site despirately looking for answers Have spent almost dollars on the wrong things people told me to buy have done endless research on the matter Toshiba my 8mm do Laptop? tapes convert to HandyCam How I and am really starting to get a bit frustrated I have seen another thread in the hardware section very similar to this but his camera was different and he didnt get any answers that could help me Here is my situation I have a SONY digital handycam and I need to take the footage from its mm tape and put it onto my Toshiba laptop Sony handycam specs Usb streaming mm playback and memory stick slot I first went to radio shack told them my needs He gave me a cable that connects my camcorder to my laptop but this only took information from the memory stick and not the tape I returned How do I convert 8mm HandyCam tapes to my Toshiba Laptop? it Next he then gave me some type of cables that didnt even have anything to do with laptops I returned it once again He then looked on the side of my Toshiba and saw a slot He told me to order a card that fits in and use firewire cable to How do I convert 8mm HandyCam tapes to my Toshiba Laptop? connect to handycam I did research and ordered an express card on the internet and waited days for it to arrive ridiculous and instantly realized it doesnt even come close to fitting in the slot I realized this wasnt even an express card slot it was the slot to hold the memory stick from the handycam I then took my equipment to Staples just for knowlege and a solution since they dont carry most firewire accessories The person there said I was on the right track I have the express card that fits into the pc the cord that connects the express card and handycam but the only thing he says I need is a connector or adaptor via Usb that can allow me to fit the express card into my laptop He did not have a solution for me but he did recommend some sites I found nothing So I now come here for your help I know you need a capturing device This is not a problem since I frequently use windows movie maker and AVS video editor Am I going too far with this Is there a much simpler solution where I can just buy package and have the whole set-up instead of searching for different parts Or do all I need is an adapter that can make the express card fit I am despirate for answers my entire life s past is on these tapes and will do anything to make this work nbsphttp://www.techspot.com/community/topics/how-do-i-convert-8mm-handycam-tapes-to-my-toshiba-laptop.180212/
Hello I m trying to help figure out what the problem with my sister s computer is and hoping someone may be able to help me figure it out I have internet service thru at amp t U-verse and I get wireless P755-S5320 connection Satellite with Slow on an average download speed connection of Mbps She s had her laptop for about a month and it was working fine up until about a week Slow wireless connection with Satellite P755-S5320 ago Her connection download speed is now about Mbps and she used to get over Mbps I ve tried running CCleaner run a virus scan using Vipre AntiVirus I ve Checked to make sure she doesn t have a lot of programs that will open on start-up Also checked her Task Manager to see what she has opened when her laptop is on and does not have many programs opened I also cheked to make sure she has the latest drivers Everything looks good so I can t figure out Slow wireless connection with Satellite P755-S5320 why her wireless internet connection has slowed down by more than all of a sudden She has not installed or downloaded anything at all that would be the reason for the problem My desktop has no problems I connect at speeds of Mbps while hers has slowed down Again not long ago her speeds used to be over Mbps Thanks in advance for any help This is the laptop information Toshiba Satellite P -S Windows Home Premium - Slow wireless connection with Satellite P755-S5320 Bit operating system Processor i - M CPU GHz RAM GB Hard Disk Drive GB GB free Wireless Adapter Intel Wifi Link BGN nbsp
Have you tried connecting her laptop using wired connection and check the speed? The further her laptop is from the access point (your router) the weaker the signal gets so as her download speed.
Sorry I wasn t exactly sure where to post this thread I looked up how to remove this warning that keeps coming up on this forum earlier and followed the procedure someone posted about renaming a file called TWARNMSG EXE i couldn t find that file and as the problems and the make of laptop were slightly different I thought I d post my issue My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite Pro C - W and I have a message that keeps coming up every seconds headed quot System Warning quot and reads quot Warning A problem with the cooling system has been detected C660-16W cooling Pro warning system -- Satellite Repetitive Toshiba Next Line Please turn off the computer immediately and return it for service quot I have had this warning coming up for months and tolerated it but it has gotten worse and annoyed me for the last time I can hear the fan and the computer is not over heating No other issues arise like the computer slowing down it just gets in the way of what I am doing like typing right now As I have typed it s already popped up - times Please help soon this is preventing me from gaming and even other things by now Thanks nbsp
I'm going to have your thread moved to a more appropriate forum. Please stay subscribed.
Note: TWarnMsg twarnmsg.exe > Toshiba System Warning Function for Windows 98, Me, 2000 - provides notification dialog when the cooling fan stops ...
This is a valid program, but it is up to you whether or not you want it to run on startup.
There are some rogue programs that give fake alerts or 'critical system messages.' But this isn't one of them. It is specific to the brand of system you have. It might be that someone in the other forum has another idea- but my suggestion would be to take it to a show and have them open and clean out the box.
My L500 fan is no longer working correctly
I am getting this message
Warning:a problem with the cooling system has been detected. please turn off the computer immediately, and return it for service.
The fan runs inconsistently (always for a few seconds on start-up, very sporadically the rest of the time, but it is completely stationary for the most part.
The computer is currently in pieces, and I am ready to replace the fan with a new one, however im not sure that will fix the problem (as the fan still seems to sometimes run).
Thread Name - 'My Toshiba Satellite l500 cooling fan has stopped working'
This closed thread had a post at the bottom by kristain, has anyone else encountered and resolved something along these lines
Please excuse the lack of link/PM (new member restrictions)
Are you going to replace the fan or the entire cooling heatsink and fan? Was the heatsink clogged with dust? Keep in mind, this also may be a motherboard issue
Toshiba Satellite L305-5955, Ive taken apart and replaced power jack. Not directly soldered to motherboard. While still apart, and battery out/in, connected power supply and still absolutely no response. Power supply is NOT original, and slightly different specs, i.e original 19v..6.3A
Almost certainly the problem is that the current rating is wrong, if the laptop needs
6.3 A of current, it won't function on less (just as you can't use a 3A fuse for a kettle!)
Unfortunately it must be the right current rating, I know, I've been caught that way too!
Maybe you can exchange it?
Following instructions I opened and cleaned the interior electronics after it developed overheating problems that would result in it powering down. Following reassembly the computer will eventually restart but only after failing bootup at leastg two times. At initial startup or boot from hibernation the computer does not appear to reach boot source but emits a series of beeps, first 1 beep, then 3 beeps, another three beeps, and finally 1 beep. These are all about 1 second long and seperated by 1 second. Pressing and holding the start button again sometimes resuls in a full repeat of the above or the computer emits the series of 1single beats, 4 beats, one second long and one second seperation. Eventually pressing and holding he power button will evenually result in hearing the computer attempt to boot from the CD ROM (which is second on the list after the Internal HDD). Any help would be appreciated.
There is a very good explanation of "Beep Codes" here:-
Hope it helps.
So recently my Windows laptop went all wack and crushed into it s self so i went and pulled out one of my old laptops and booted it up to Windows problems Vista Toshiba keyboard/trackpad see if it still worked it is currently a Windows Visa and i plan to change the system soon anyways i started it up Windows Vista Toshiba keyboard/trackpad problems and everything ran smoothly till i got to my login screen and the keyboard mouse pad dont work so i decided to plug a USB connect keyboard and mouse in and those dont seem to be working either i havent used this laptop for a good years almost now and im not entirely sure whats going on even when i try to restore it i cant click on restore in order to do so any suggestions of any sort would be a great help to me either that or im going to have to take it in to be repaired and i just recently replace the hard drive in my laptop that crushed into it s self so i wont be exactly thrilled if i have to pay for it to be repaired Computer Toshiba Satellite L - Laptop System Windows Visa Home Edition Thanks Natasha PS yes i just noticed the spelling mistakes in the title but its an odd computer im currently using so not entirely use to it yet its a loner from a friend nbsp
Laptop keyboard issues?
Hi, Could be one or more problems here, but for a simple test, if the laptop has more than one USB connector, try each of them, with the extra keyboard, as it's possible the first one you tried isn't working. I have the same problem with an old HP, two out of three don't work.
Try just the keyboard plugged in, not a USB mouse at the same time.
If you get no response from the keyboard in any of the USB sockets, then it's most likely that the Windows software is not 'seeing' the keyboard.
When you first power on the laptop, do you see the white text on black background, such as 'Windows Vista' etc, then it goes to the Vista login screen ?
If your laptop is the type where it has the same Windows on as it had when new, then you may be able to do a 'Factory restore', but if the keyboards won't work, then it won't be so simple.
If it was mine, I would try a Linux CD in the DVD drive, and see if it works using that instead of Windows. That would prove if the hard drive is ok, and if the keyboard works (or not.)
If you don't have Linux CD, and you don't mind spending £5.99, you get them included with magazines such as 'Linux User'. If that does work, then you can save any files, mp3, videos, etc on the hard drive, off to a USB flash stick or external USB hard drive.
(It's not difficult, you just put the Linux disc in the drive and re boot the laptop, it will do the rest. You will end up with a different desktop, but it's not changing or using your Windows Vista at all, it won't damage it.
You may need to change the 'boot sequence' in the BIOS to force the DVD to be first, but it's fairly easy to do.)
If you find the mouse/track pad, and keyboard work, you will know the laptop's hardware is ok, and the fault really is with the Windows Vista software.
Hope that helps.
I have a Toshiba Satellite A -S that had an issue where it would short when a optical drive was plugged in Won t have any display or responses with the drive If I unplug the drive it on directly putting HDD? A135, Satellite OS Toshiba seems to work fine My problem is that this system will not boot to a bootable USB and though it tries to load windows from other laptops drives I don t have any drives from similar enough systems to boot with Anyone have any ideas on how I can install directly to the hard drive I did Toshiba Satellite A135, putting OS directly on HDD? this once with a linux build and I don t mind going this route again if someone has a suggested linux for this and a way to do it Or if anyone has any idea how I could create a bootable partition with a windows xp install on it I considered setting the hard drive as the drive for my usb stick boot utility but I remember last time I tried something similiar it took quite a bit of tweaking to get it to work nbsp
"My problem is that this system will not boot to a bootable USB"...
Can you borrow an external USB CD/DVD drive, and install the OS that way? Otherwise you will have to replace the internal CD/DVD drive
I have a Toshiba satellite a d-s The specs for this can be found here reviews cnet com laptops toshiba-satellite-a d-s - - html Sorry for no link but I am apparently not allowed to do that yet I bought it new and it came with windows vista A couple (Toshiba speed High host issue Satellite) controller years later I upgraded to windows Upgrading to the new OS was fine but then later I needed to upgrage yet again to bit This unfortunately was not as easy and I need to wipe the drive clean and start fresh Now there are a couple issues with the host controllers the main being that I keep getting warnings saying that the devices I plug in can run faster if I were to use a high speed High speed host controller issue (Toshiba Satellite) port This confuses me because the USB ports are but they are acting like they are I have done everything I can think of to get these to function correctly but nothing I do seems to work The second issue which isn t as annoying is that when I move the screen the sound for High speed host controller issue (Toshiba Satellite) connect disconnect a USB device is played and the little popup for quot new device connected quot is shown I am unsure why the screen is acting like it s a USB device I have disabled the notifications and sounds for all ports now but I would kind of like to know why this is happening Do anyone know how I can solve these problems I have checked multiple forums and have been searching for an answer for about months now with no luck I think I have provided enough information but if anyone needs more just let me know and I will be happy to provide it Thanks nbsp
Are there any yellow exclamation points in the device manager?
I am having a very annoying issue with my toshiba satellite L755-S5216. It boots up fine but sometimes while im doing work on the computer(just normal schoolwork and such) the screen will go black with a redish line that flickers on the left side of the screen. The only way to fix it is to do a shutdown holding the power button. Is there anyway to fix this...or is it just the inverter that i have read on a few posts on this site?
A laptop repair person can fix this for you. It could be a bad LCD panel
I have an old Toshiba Satellite M45-S331 with a Pentium M 730 CPU (1.6Ghz). I think the Pentium M series of processors went up to something like 2.2Ghz. I was going to give it to my daughter (10 yr) to play with, but I wondered if I could upgrade the CPU. The 730 has a 533 FSB which I think is the fastest FSB these processors came with and it is a socket 479 which I also think was the only socket used for these processors. Looking at Wiki, the core voltage is the same for the 533 FSB units (1.26?1.356 V) up until model 760 (2.0Ghz). After that, the core voltages go to 1.26?1.404 V. Would it be possible to upgrade to a 760 or higher?
Sorry if this is a duplicate post, I didn't see my first post on the forum.
yes i beleive you can their are 2 types of laptop socket one is like a normal pc mobo soccket and the other is pinless were the cpu is soldered onto the board if this is the case it may not be worth it as you are likely to do more damage than good
daughter gave me Toshiba tablet,How do I go about changing the registration on it?
Call Toshiba support...
I have a 2 years old Toshiba which was working perfectly last night. This morning when I turned it on, nothing happened. The power light is on as well as the battery one. I tried taking the battery out, and also the hard drive, I also tried turning it off and on several times...nothing! now I took the battery off and plugged it so it would work on the charger, but still nothing. Do I have hopes?
Hard to say. You need to have a qualified tech take a quick look at it... it may require a new motherboard, or some work on that one.
Hi all mrs got a toshiba satelite and on wireless and even through ethernet we keep getting message when trying to connect to the internet saying re dialling or re connecting what could be the cause of this . is it something like wireless card faulty or network connections all gone wrong i dont want to fiddle with it till i get some advice please thanks all
Could be anything... model, age, setup, operating system... need for a re-installed or upgraded driver, hard drive failing, defective component... defective wireless modem... wireless device that is too close to a wall or other interference...
First, you might try downloading and re-installing the drivers... then try installing another hard drive, if you have one handy... That will be one way to test your current installation...