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Lost HDD2 when downgrading from Vista Business to XP pro on Toshiba Satellite P300

Q: Lost HDD2 when downgrading from Vista Business to XP pro on Toshiba Satellite P300

Hi guys,

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

Please help!

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


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

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

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

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A:New keyboard install on Toshiba Satellite Pro P300

hello ,
the best thing is to follow the manufacture book , it's the most helpful thing in the world . you can also youTube it but it's impossible to write a step by step on here , and even if i do you will be confused .
check it toshiba website for documentation

PS: advice dont not do it unless your sure that you can handle it other wise you will be left with screws and plastic all over the place it happend to me
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A:i have a problem with Toshiba satellite P300 Factory Default issue

Did you just hold F8 in on boot or were you continually tapping it ?

EDIT...Just read a link which advised to shut the laptop down twice and prior to the next boot, hold the 0 in and then switch on - this may give you the correct Recovery Menu
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A:Satellite Pro P300 has NO Stereo Mix in Vista with Realtek sound card

Hi mate

I?m confused? do you know why?
Because you are talking about Realtek sound driver and sound chip and from my knowledge the Satellite Pro P300 has been equipped with the Conexant sound chip!

It?s NOT Realtek chip! It?s Conexant!

From my experience Conexant sound chip does not support stereo mix in Recording Devices!

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A:Toshiba Problems with HDD Protection Vista x64 Business


I am going through the same problem right now. I have a Toshiba M400-S4034. Toshiba does not support x64; vista or otherwise, and according to their "friendly staff" they are not planning to.

While some of the drivers are supported, thpdrv.sys is not one of them. When I tried installing it, my computer spent about 10 minutes trying to shutdown and then gave me the same error you have above.

The only difference being that I was given a prompt to insert my vista disc to repair the installation, but I chose Last Known Good Configuration which worked fine and quickly. If that option is not available I would try booting from your vista install disc, and choose repair, which should be at the bottom left of the first window you see.

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A:Toshiba P300-13m running hot

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A:Toshiba P300 won't upgrade

Originally Posted by imaddicted2u

Been trying for 2 days to upgrade my sister's Toshiba Satellite P300, model PSPCCC-0K501C laptop from Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit to Windows 10 home 64 bit.
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Does anyone have any other ideas?

I have an old Toshiba laptop here (came with Vista) that I've got W10 running on, so I know it can be done. Part of the problem is Toshiba drivers, and part of it is the Toshiba software. Here's what I would do:

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A:Problems With Toshiba Satellite A-215 with Vista

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A:Can't boot from CD in my Satellite P300-23F

Wait a moment.
When Windows is fully loaded you can use optical disc drive and it can read all CDs and DVDs?
When you put your Windows installation disc can Windows ?see? the disc content in Windows explorer?

Maybe you can use CDs but not DVDs. Check it out please.
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Thanks in advance.

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You should know some facts regarding the CPU upgrade.
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But in most cases a CPU upgrade depends on BIOS and chipset support.
In your case its essential to know what chipset has been built in the notebook.
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But even if the chipset would support the new CPU, there is still open question regarding the BIOS support.
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Looks like the serious motherboard problem.
Are you sure that the memory modules are OK?
I had similar issue and one of the modules was faulty.
I would still recommend checking this using new, tested modules.
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Drive is faulty. Specifically the DVD laser. Time for a new drive.
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A:BSOD Vista SP1 - Toshiba Satellite L305

Hi -

Install all outstanding Windows Updates, including Vista SP2.

How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack

Regards. . .


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Hello.. see if you can use Ubuntu Live CD to boot up : Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Your Dead Windows Computer - How-To Geek
You may need to perform a hard drive diagnostic : HD Diagnostic You would want to use short and the long test.
Please post back results .
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A:Satellite P300-1H7 upgrade question

Originally Posted by Thomas1973

Hello, CAn you help me ? my system is very slow i and i want to upgrade, i have this system actualy : standard : 3,072 (2,048 + 1,024) Mo
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Hello Thomas

Your notebook has an Intel Dual Core T3400 processor and 667Mhz FSB and 1MB cache only. And you are in Vista 32 bit. Your DDRII RAM is of 800 MHz. All this does not allow you to speed up your system.

If you want to upgrade to speed up your system, you need:
- Either change your processor by a more powerful dual-core (1066 MHz FSB as P300-20E eg with a 3MB cache).
- Or place your system on a 250 GB SSD drive (I recommend the Samsung 850 EVO 250 Gb), the migration of your HDD to the SSD software is included in the Samsung box). Modified the price is less than € 100.

I think for a beginner computer the most effective solution is the latter, especially since it is not easy to find a P8600 processor to replace your T3400.

Take the opportunity to buy a dry air bomb to remove the dust from the ventilation of your laptop.

Good luck and good Christmas holidays.


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A:Satellite Pro P300-1F1 - Additional HDD mount

Hi Thijsm,

If you have a second HDD connector, you can add a second HDD. But as you wrote, you need a caddy to install it.

I don?t know who you contacted exactly but on the Toshiba website you find a list of all ASP?s: > Support & Downloads > Find an authorized service provider

Check this!!!

Message was edited by: Xardas
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Hi faridas,

I think it?s not easy to say and on Windows 7 I never had this problem but maybe you have to unmute the sound:

Furthermore check in device manager if the sound card is installed properly. Make also sure BIOS version is up to date.

Last but not least check the sound settings of Windows!
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Check if Illumination On/Off or Mute was chosen.
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A:Fan replacement for Satellite/Equium P300-190


As you can see under the picture is written: Image for illustration purposes only.
I can imagine that you can buy right cooling fan.

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CPU upgrade is not supported from Toshiba so everything happens on your own risk. I assume nobody has tested such quad core CPUs on P300 so it?s risky upgrade in my opinion and I wouldn?t do this. I doubt the cooling system, mainboard and BIOS is also designed for such high performance quad core CPUs?

Do you really need a quad core? The Intel P8400 is still pretty fast CPU and should enough for all applications. :)
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A:Satellite Pro P300 - BIOS upgrade to 64-bit

You must not upgrade BIOS. If everything works well don?t change anything.
I have Satellite P300 with preinstalled Win7 32bit and runs perfectly.

How do your runs with 64bit version?
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Disconnect AC power supply and remove the battery. Leave it for a while and try to start notebook with AC power supply only.
Please let us know what happen exactly when you try to switch your notebook on.
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A:Satellite Pro P300 - Connecting to a digital TV


Every notebook manufacturer offers different notebook series and models. Each of these models are offered with different hardware configuration and also have different specifications.
This is the reason for different prices.

Some of people don?t need most of offered stuff but want to have certain notebook model. So they buy specific model with less ports or less powerful hardware and pay much lower price.
So, you must not wonder why is HDMI port missing.

The same is with cars and extra packages that you can order. Compare basic price with all extras and you will see that price difference is sometimes really big. The same is with notebooks.
This is nothing unusual and quite normal marketing strategy.

So back to your question:
I cannot help you because I don?t know which P300-xxx do you have exactly and which video-out ports are available.

Please send more info about your notebook.
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It's making me crazy.
Can I do anything about it, or should I just have purchased another notebook?

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A:Satellite Pro P300-25W - fan noise too loude

> Is there a way to make it less noisy run less often?

There is an additional entry called Toshiba Power Saving and there you can change the cooling module performance for battery mode or main power mode.
Usually this should helps?

But note; everything depends on the internal temperature! Higher temperature means faster cooling modules?
It could be also possible that your cooling ventilators are full of dust and debris and this prevents the air from circulation? Remove the dust and clean the ventilators using compressed air spray. That helped in my case?
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Many thanks in advance, Owen.

A:Satellite Pro P300-1AY - Where can I get new keyboard parts?

Hi buddy,

You can only order a new keyboard and such single keys that you mean can?t be ordered. If some single keys don?t work you have to buy a new keyboard but as far as I know it isn?t so expensive.

Just contact the authorized service provider in your country and ask for that. There you can get a new keyboard. :)
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A:Satellite Pro P300 - Always 1 is displayed using Numpad


I think this is a issue which must be checked by an Toshiba ASP?
I googled a little but and someone has reported that an setting must be changed in DMI?

I think this can be done only by a ASP technician?
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A:Installing Windows 8 on Satellite P300

Satellite P300 is older notebook delivered with Vista but also supported for Win7. Unfortunately it is not supported for Win8 so, in my opinion, there is no sense to install Win8 on it.

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A:Satellite Pro P300 LED's acting strangely

Be cool and watch what will happen next days.
Let us know if the same will happen tomorrow.
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A:Satellite Pro P300-19Q - Can't start with new memory


Theoretically it should be possible to use 4GB in this notebook.

The new RAM memory is from the manufacture ?Spectek?. This manufacture is not known to me. For me it sounds like cheap ?noname? module.

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You will have to search and collect such drivers at your own hand?
So this can be a little bit problem but its definitely possible to use Win 8

recommend checkign this pages:
+Windows 8 Upgrade - Notes and Restrictions+

+Upgrade installation of Windows 8+

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I think you should try this too.

Furthermore you should update or remove the TEMPRO tool.

Check this!
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A:Toshiba P300 150 Product Recovery Disc

I don't have that particular computer and don't know if this will work for you. Try pressing the F8 key while powering up the computer from a cold start. This may bring up a screen to let you restore the computer to factory fresh conditions. The recovery is done from a hidden partition on the hard drive.

EDIT: Forgetting my manners. Hi and welcome to TSG. You may want to edit your original post to remove your e-mail address. Some spam bot may pick it up, if it has not all ready happened.
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A:Solved: help to reinstall VISTA OP on toshiba Satellite A100

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

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

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


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

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

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A:[SOLVED] Toshiba Satellite A135 vista freeze

Hi storm180 and Welcome to TSF,

There are two possible faults at this stage. Either the recovery partition/DVDs are faulty, so they're restoring to you to a faulty OS version. Or it's a fault with the motherboard or harddrive connections.

Faizanshakyboy's advise is also correct, you should definately check the temperatures, run the machine in BIOS for an hour or so and see how things progress. The registry shouldn't be an issue at this stage, unless the recovery drive/discs has installed a faulty OS.

So if you have access to:

Install Windows from a standard DVD (Not a recovery disc(OEM), a Standard legit . installation DVD) and see if the issue is still there. If the problem still persists, you're dealing with a hardware error.

At this stage it's just about trying to pinpoint and rule out items, which you've done good so far. The bad thing is that if this is the case, you might end up replacing the whole motherboard. But to start with, check the connections and such, make sure everything is seated properly etc.

Let us know how you get on with these things.
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Bump - any thoughts?
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Okay, First off I'd like to once again thank everyone who tried to help out on my last post.
I was unsuccessful at getting the HP to work...but to my surprise two days ago I received a small late birthday present! It's a brand new Toshiba Satellite A215 laptop. I think it's great and all, but the Vista OS is killing me! I've tried everything I can to speed it up, but no matter what i do my programs lag, the startups and shutdowns take TOO long...I've have done it all, registry defrags, disk defrags, cleanups, optimizations, set it up for best performance, the works...and still this Vista OS sucks...

I was wondering if and how I could ditch the vista OS, and downgrade back to XP on this laptop...

Any help with be greatly appreciated

A:Ridding myself of Vista on a Toshiba Satellite A215 laptop

I think the first step would be to look on the Toshiba website & see if they have drivers for that laptop for Windows XP.
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I am using a Toshiba Satellite A200-AH9 Part #PSAE0C-AH908C with the pre-installed version of Windows Vista. I have moved since purchasing this laptop, and the recovery disk I made after purchasing it has gone missing! I called Toshiba, however it is approx. 50$ to replace the recovery CD from them. Does anybody have one they could send me an image of? I would greatly appreciate it!


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I have a Satellite Pro P300-23L laptop.
Yesterday evening there suddenly appeared, approximately 30 horizontal thin white lines over the taskbar (in fact over the bottom half inch of the screen).
The top 3 or 4 of these lines seem to pulse in a rapid, regular pattern.

Now, I can barely see the icons in the taskbar, nor the Windows start button in the bottom left hand corner.

I had read on another forum that the problem may be due to a "grounding" issue.
The charger jack plug is actually broken and I have repaired the wiring myself, but that was some time ago, so it is possible that a connection has come loose or is now shorting out something, causing this effect.

I have ordered a new charger but meantime would appreciate any assistance to confirm or deny that this may be the problem.

Any advice on how to rectify this?

A:Satellite Pro P300-23L - horizontal lines over taskbar


If the issue would be related to the AC adaptor then this lines should NOT be visible using the notebook with battery power. Right?
Therefore it would be really interesting to know if the same lines are visible if the AC adaptor is not plugged in.

But I think this is not related to AC adaptor. In my opinion its either an display problem or graphic card issue.
Therefore you should connect an external monitor in order to check this.
If the same lines are visible on external monitor, then the graphic chip is affected? otherwise it could be a display problem.
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I have a Satellite Pro P300 running Vista and the scroll function has given up the ghost on my machane too.
I have also lost the touchpad icon in my task bar and the function to configure the touchpad.

I have unistalled and re-installed the drivers to no avail.

If I had more hair, I'd probably be tearing it out. Please help.


A:Touchpad on Satellite Pro P300 stopped working

Have you in device manager under ?Mice and other pointing devices? listed ?Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad??

Is anything else listed there?
Is maybe touchpad disabled (FN+F9)?
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Would be great if anyone has any experience on the following.

I have a Satellite Pro P300 - PSPCDA 03 P00D: I'd like to know the best option for getting high quality audio from this device to a blu-ray player and or optoma projector. (Or a good way to find the answer)

The blu-ray player has hdmi (the satellite doesn't) and the optoma projector has a 3.5mm mini jack.

The satellite has a dolby sound room - is it possible to get a dolby feed for audio out?

Any thoughts / experience welcome.

Thanks in advance!

A:Satellite Pro P300 Best way to get audio out to blu-ray player or projector


Not quite sure but I think headphone jack supports S/PDIF
I think you should check the user manual for further details about S/PDIF
If its supported then you can use this to get the best audio quality

Found also this doc in Toshiba knowledge base
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I have a Satellite Pro P300-145 and today I've started noticing a scratchy sound with my earphones. I've tested my earphones in a different laptop and they sound fine and if I play the same files with my speakers it also sounds fine so I was wondering if you knew what the reason might be.

I have to say I've been keeping the laptop working for quite a lot this weekend and it got more than warm so I don't know if that might be causing it in the first place.

Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Satellite Pro P300-145 - Scratchy sound with my earphones

Hi Andunemir,

What operating system you are using? Do you use Windows or Linux?
Furthermore it would be interesting to know if it happens only with earphones/external speakers or internal notebook speakers too. Can you test this please?

> I have to say I've been keeping the laptop working for quite a lot this weekend and it got more than warm so I don't know if that might be causing it in the first place.
The notebook temperature is pretty depending on the applications what you run. High CPU and graphic card usage causes higher temperature.

But it?s also recommendable cleaning the system from time to time using compressed air spray. This can blow out the dust from cooling ventilators and the notebook is much cooler after this. I do this every 3 months because I use my notebook every day. If I do this, I follow these instructions:
[How to clean the cooling system of a Toshiba notebook?|]
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I would like to solve it is to you that I regularly receive a notification (conFiGFrEE task tray menu no longer works), it is a laptop type Satellite P300-1FY, why do I get the message and what does this?

A:Satellite P300-1FY - Message: Configfree does not work

The issue could be caused by trojan or virus as reported in other Toshiba US forum

I recommend you to uninstall the ConfigFree, then scan and clean the system using an antivirus software, additionaly you coudl clean the registry using CCleaner... after that you could reinstall the Configfree again...
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I have upgraded my notebook to Windows7 64bit and I am now in need of the OSD software that appears when hitting the FN key. Unfortunately I was not able to identify it in the downloads section.

thanks, Gerd

A:Satellite P300-1BB (PSPCCE) - need right software for FN key functionality

What you need to download and install is Toshiba Value Added Package.
This package contains several tools and utilities and one of them is ?Flash Cards support Utility?.

Toshiba VAP can be downloaded from here .

Check it out.
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My notbook Satellite P300-17L want a BIOS password when you turn on.
Plas hp my.

A:Satellite P300-17L - BIOS password has appeared

You need to send the notebook to a Toshiba Service Centre to remove the password.
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Does anyone know which battery the P300 comes with as standard as it only has a 2.6 hour battery life?
The battery offered in the accessories list is a 9 cell 6000mAH one, and I need to know if this is higher capacity or the same.

A:Re: What battery was delievered with Satellite P300 series

What P300-xxx do you have exactly?

>... it only has a 2.6 hour battery life
Please apologize this comment but 2.6hours are to short for you?
My small u400 runs only 2hours on battery power using just only IE for internet browsing.

However, the battery working time depends on the notebook usage.
You can extend the battery working time decreasing the display brightness and disabling some other devices like HDD or cooling modules.

These settings can be done in Vista Power settings.
Check this Toshiba article

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I have a Satellite Pro P300 and was wondering whether the CPU or Graphic card can be upgraded?

I really like my laptop but an upgrade is looming and before I take the plunge I just want to see if there any options other than a new laptop.

A:Satellite Pro P300 - Upgrade of graphic card and CPU


CPU and graphic card upgrade is not supported and there is no list with compatible CPUs. So everything happens on your own risk. In worst case a new CPU will not recognized from mainboard or BIOS, probably you need a new cooling module too so I wouldn?t do this?

Furthermore the graphic card is fixed on mainboard and cannot be exchanged.

=> [Can I upgrade the CPU, graphic card or mainboard in my Toshiba notebook?|]
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Satellite Pro P300 1AY

Firstly and most importantly, I suspect the backlight may have gone in my laptop screen.
If, for example, it's just something simple like a loose connection, is this an easy fix?

Otherwise, any idea how much it would cost for a replacement?

Secondly, I"m thinking of switching to a different keyboard layout.
Does anyone know where I can find a Belgian AZERTY keyboard for this laptop?

Thanks x

A:Satellite Pro P300-1AY - screen and keyboard issues

> Firstly and most importantly, I suspect the backlight may have gone in my laptop screen.
> If, for example, it's just something simple like a loose connection, is this an easy fix

Hmm?. maybe it?s a FL inverter. The FL inverter is a small part which controls the display backlight?
Usually notebook disassembling procedure is very tricky and it sounds like you have never disassembled the notebook? so I would not recommend doing anything what could damage other parts? Get in contact with an local ASP and ask for the assistance.
Usually the FL inverter should not be expensive parts but I have no idea about the costs?

> Does anyone know where I can find a Belgian AZERTY keyboard for this laptop?
?and again? all spare parts can be ordered from local ASP.
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My P300 went to my local repair shop for a network adapter issue. I believed it was simply a software or driver issue so I was not worried that my machine was still under warranty. Following an investigation, they stated they could not resolve the issue so would reformat and reinstall the OS, which they thought should sort out the problem.

To my horror, I found that they had broken the warranty seals and opened up the machine. They claimed the only way to back up the P300 prior to reformat, is to remove the HDD!
Is this true?
(It turns out that a broken chip is to blame, but because they've breached the warranty, Toshiba won't touch it!)

Can anyone advise about this issue of removing the HD to back it up please?

A:Satellite Pro P300 - Removing HDD to perform a backup?


Normally it?s not necassary to restore factory settings with removing the HDD but don?t worry about this. The notebook can always be opened from an authorized service provider without loosing the warranty.

I also don?t know why they did it, maybe they have checked hardware. This would be possible because they have professional diagnostic tools.

But interesting to know would be if your problem is now solved or not?!
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I bought Toshiba P300 28E last week. I successfully downgraded from Vista Business into Windows XP Professional with Toshiba supplied DVD. Updated Windows with Windows Update. After 3 days, laptop shut down suddenly, and since Windows is not starting, it actually does not boot.

When I press power button, it turns on, shows "Toshiba Leading Innovation" logo image, and "Press 2", "Press 12..." option, and it freezes and stops.
I tried to press F2 and F12, nothing happened.

I can not access into Boot menu.

I put Toshiba Recovery CD, disk drive does not work. Recovery disk does not start, despite earlier I remember putting CD/DVD boot in first place in Boot Options of Boot Menu.

I checked everything, power cable, took battery of and put it back after 3 hours, tried to power on laptop in AC Power, without battery. Did not help.

Do not what to do?

Your help much appreciated.

A:Satellite P300-28E does not boot - windows is not loading

Hello Fiona

If you cannot enter BIOS settings (F2) at start-up there must be some serious hardware issue.
I recommend you to contact your local dealer where you bought this notebook and ask for help or you can contact Toshiba service provider directly.

All you have tried to do is right but if notebook doesn?t allow you to enter BIOS settings something is wrong there and you need professional help.
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I have a Satellite P300 and have an intermittent problem where the keypad and mouse lock up when on battery power, it doesn't happen when running on mains power. The screen itself shows lots of lines across it when this happens.
I use mobile broadband [3 prepaid], but I don't think this is where the problem lies.

Can anyone help? Padi.

A:Satellite Pro P300 - Locking up when on battery power

Hi padi,

That?s really strange issue...

Some more details about your notebook would be interesting. Are you running preinstalled Windows version or have you installed another OS?

Theoretically it could be a software/driver issue or hardware malfunction. At first I would reinstall Windows using Toshiba recovery disk.
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I recently loaded Windows 7 (64bit) onto my Satellite Pro P300. I downloaded all the drivers for W7 64 bit and everything happily installed, for the most part.

The touchpad, however, is not fully functional. The upgrade page said to use the Vista drivers, and did not provide any drivers for win7. The installation of the Vista drivers did not realy go so well.

Anyhow, the critical piece of functionality missing is that thing where you drag your finger up and down the right edge of the touchpad, and it scrolls for you. I can click and double click and move the cursor around. But I cannot scroll. And it is such a pain having to move the cursor all the way over to the application's scrollbar, with a widescreen.

Any help would be appreciated.


A:Touchpad on Satellite Pro P300 does not work with Windows 7

If I understand you right you are missing these additional mouse settings. Am I right about that?
Which driver you have installed?
Synaptics driver maybe?
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hi i have a major problem When start up the laptop i get to see the bios screen after this normally you should see that win is starting up I get a blank screen backlighting is boot screen after BIOS Satellite No P300-17R working but no blinking cursor or what so ever Ive tried the following things Try all A C related topics like removing batteries etc - gt nothing happens blank screen Ive tried all possible key combinations inorder to reach the safe mode option - gt nothing happens blank screen I remove the Satellite P300-17R No boot after BIOS screen HDD and tried booting only from dvd--rom windows - gt works fine put the HDD back and set bios to boot from dvd-rom only - gt nothing happens blank screen Ive got another laptop so i put the HDD from the toshiba and tried to see if that works - gt win works fine and i can get access to everything to my HDD works fine and Win is also working fine Ive put the other HDD from the other laptop into the Toshiba laptop and put it on - gt ive got a working screen where windows vista is asking to restore it from a certain point may be cause by the difference in hardware between the laptops What is wrong Please help me

A:Satellite P300-17R No boot after BIOS screen

Can we continue discussion under ?

I mean why to start second thread with the same problem.
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Hi all

I have a problem with my Toshiba Satellite P300-22R.
When I start the PC, the normal starting screen comes (Toshiba Leading Innovation) from where I can also start the BIOS and all the stuff. But now nothing works again! I'm always in this Screen, Windows doesn't start and when i push F2 I don't come to the BIOS. Can you help me?

Thanks and Best Regards


A:Windows doesn't start on my Satellite P300

Start your notebook and press F8 to enter Advanced boot options. Try please to start Windows in safe mode.
Send some feedback.
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My laptop is getting so hot underneath that its burning my leg. Any ideas whats the best option for this?

I can still hear the fan working but I can't think of what it could be.

A:Satellite Pro P300 heating to the point of burning

To be honest I don?t know what are you doing with your notebook and why your notebook is placed on your leg/legs. Is it really comfortable for usage? ;)
Anyway, I presume you like to use your notebook on the sofa or elsewhere using WLAN connection. Am I right about that?

I don?t think you will burn your leg but what can happen is that you will burn notebook?s mainboard.
Satellite P300 is big 17? notebook with powerful hardware that needs to be cooled down properly.
I can imagine that your leg blocks cooling vent at the bottom and hardware temperature reach critical level pretty fast and you can feel it on your leg.

In my opinion there is no reason for panic. All you must do is to take care about your ?little? toy and use it on proper way.

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i have the above Laptop and unfortunately dropped it recently, it worked for about 15 hours after the incident then while browsing the monitor just seemed to go off. I looked really hard at the monitor and could still just make out the screen and what it was outputting, but it was very difficult. I have mnanaged to plug the laptop intp my tv and change the settings so I can use it, but this isn't ideal!!

Anyway a friend of mines did the same about 3 weeks ago, another laptop, the engineer said it was the keyboard, replaced it and hers now works fine. Is this what is wrong with mine or is it or could it be something completely different?

Many thanks in advance for any help, advice info!


A:Satellite Pro P300 - Display barely legible


That means an external monitor works properly?
According these informations in your posting it sounds like that the FL inverter needs replacing. It controls the backlight of display and if the inverter doesn?t work, it?s barley legible.

So you should contact an authorized service provider in your country. The guys can replace the FL inverter and check your whole notebook. I?m sure everything can be clarified with them. ;)
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Hi... (not sure which topic group I should have posted this in)

I wanted to restore my Toshiba Satellite to factory settings. It ran fine at first, but its gotten significantly worse (and not due to viruses).

How would I go about doing that? One website told me to tap F8 during boot-up, until I get to advanced options. But then the only option that seems relevant is "Toshiba Recovery Wizard". But this asks for a disk that I was not given when I purchased my laptop new.

Do I need this disc? Can i find it anywhere? Is there another way to reset to factory settings?

Any ideas?


A:Difficulties Resetting Toshiba Satellite to Factory Settings in Vista

According to this link you can have restore CDs sent to you at no cost.Have had little opportunity to work with Satellite`s. When you first start it up there is a black screen that appears prior to the Windows start-up screen. It should present you with at least 2 options, maybe 3. What are they?
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Last night I was working on a slideshow using windows movie maker in Vista I had trouble or boot Satellite up Vista won't in screen running my computer Toshiba and getting the software to recognize my video files for my camcorder so I was suggested to try and download codec so it could play my files I have no idea what I was doing but gave it a shot Even though the codec didn t work even after download I was still able to run my computer normally This morning I woke up and continued to work on my slideshow but my computer would not play my slideshow All it would do was play the audio and music files Everything else seemed to function so I decided to reboot My computer will reboot but now my screen is black It still quot functions quot I can see it changing different colors of black and grey as it is rebooting and I can hear all the audio that comes Toshiba Satellite running in Vista and my screen or computer won't boot up along with rebooting but I can t get my laptops screen to work I hooked up my desktop to my laptop to see if the monitor would work that way It worked for about sec and then turned black also I then rebooted and hit F and ran in safe mode with my desktop screen still connected I am able to run in safe mode but not reboot normally I think I downloaded some virus with that codec I then decided to unhook the desktop monitor and just hit F hoping the screen would show up on my laptop but that still won t work It remains black Now I am running in safe networking mode so I can find out what to do next I tried a system restore in safe mode but I think it only deleted windows updates and not anything else I cannot locate my toshiba restore CD as we moved a month ago and it is somewhere in a box So here I am I worked endlessly on a slideshow for christmas and cannot play it or finish it until my laptop is running again I also attempted a system restore during rebooting but I don t know my password for administrator and I tried a couple that I thought I would have used during setup but they weren t the right ones and so now it disabled me from running as administrator Can someone tell me what I can do Thanks so much nbsp

A:Toshiba Satellite running in Vista and my screen or computer won't boot up

In safe mode Remove that codec pack you installed, use Contol Panel>Programs and Features.
If you really think it is an infection, (very possible) you will have to take it to a reputable PC repair shop for disinfection.

Meanwhile find your restore Disc, it may be needed.

" I have no idea what I was doing but gave it a shot." I hope you learn from this.
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Hi My wife has been giving me agite for the last months about this BSOD trouble Toshiba w Satellite & Internet Vista [SOLVED] and I'm not sure [SOLVED] Toshiba Satellite w Vista BSOD & Internet trouble what to do If its a problem inherent in Vista the comp or both then it makes me very sorry to ever have gone with either There are problems and I think they're interrelated The computer loves [SOLVED] Toshiba Satellite w Vista BSOD & Internet trouble to reboot due to a system error at least every few days if not more The nd is that it loves to [SOLVED] Toshiba Satellite w Vista BSOD & Internet trouble randomly disconnect from the internet even though it says its connected by saying local amp internet sometimes it likes to randomly suggest its just locally connected even though my other computer on XP is fine ANd other times it says Local when it connects to the net just fine I've looked at a lot of sites and tried a few things installing newest drivers etc to no avail My wife hates her computer I quot ve run the debugger and it always points to athr sys which i believe is the wireless card which is why I think the problem is connected I ran an analyze on the most recent and got the message below Can anyone suggest what settings or something i can mess with to fix this I'm fed up already I've adjusted some of the power settings in hope that that may have caused it without success Can anyone help DRIVER POWER STATE FAILURE f A driver is causing an inconsistent power state Arguments Arg A device object has been blocking an Irp for too long a time Arg f b Physical Device Object of the stack Arg b Functional Device Object of the stack Arg fe The blocked IRP Debugging Details ------------------ DRVPOWERSTATE SUBCODE IRP ADDRESS fe DEVICE OBJECT b DRIVER OBJECT a IMAGE NAME athr sys DEBUG FLR IMAGE TIMESTAMP e df MODULE NAME athr FAULTING MODULE c athr CUSTOMER CRASH COUNT DEFAULT BUCKET ID VISTA DRIVER FAULT BUGCHECK STR x F PROCESS NAME System CURRENT IRQL LAST CONTROL TRANSFER from b c to eb e STACK TEXT acc b c f f b nt KeBugCheckEx x e b ac ba c d nt PopCheckIrpWatchdog x ad b d c c e ac e nt PopCheckForIdleness x c d cd e cd nt KiTimerListExpire x ce d c a db nt KiTimerExpiration x a d d edd e nt KiRetireDpcList xba d e nt KiIdleLoop x STACK COMMAND kb FOLLOWUP NAME MachineOwner FAILURE BUCKET ID x F IMAGE athr sys BUCKET ID x F IMAGE athr sys Followup MachineOwner ---------

A:[SOLVED] Toshiba Satellite w Vista BSOD & Internet trouble

reinstall the lan driver
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Hello forum,

I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro P300-1FP laptop, about 4 years old.

Running Windows 7 (32 bit version).

An occasional but annoying problem: when playing video, from time to time the whole system freezes. Sound continues to come from the speakers but it's usually either a slowed down & distorted version of what I should be hearing, or a loud, repetitive buzzing/screeching noise.

System never recovers - just freezes totally, unresponsive, display frozen, mouse pointer won't move, etc. Have to reboot each time.

Does anyone know what might be causing this & how I might fix it?


A:Satellite Pro P300-1FP - Occasional Freezing When Playing Video

As far as I know SP P300 runs well with Win7 32bit. My brother has the same machine and use it with Win7 too. We have often checked performance with different games or playing different videos, mostly avi or mpeg files. YouTube videos run also very good and smoothly so I really don?t understand why do you have this freezing problem.

Have you installed display driver from Toshiba download page?
Is HDD extremely busy before this happen?

Does the same happen when you play games?
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After a clean XP installation I cannot install a proper display driver (Radeon 5145).
No driver is offered at Toshiba's website.

Is there any idea what I could do?

Please help - thank you!!

A:Win XP Display driver for Satellite Pro P300 PSPCDE requested


From my knowledge this graphic card was built in other Toshiba series too.
Satellite L500 PSLS9E
Satellite L505 PSLS9E
Satellite L550 PSLWSE
Satellite L555 PSLWSE
Satellite L630 PSK04E
Satellite L650 PSK1JE
Satellite L650D PSK1SE

Satellite Pro L500 PSLSAE
Satellite Pro L550 PSLWTE

So try the drivers released fort the series listed above.
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My Satellite P300 keeps freezing when am watching videos.
Can't even watch you tube smoothly or carry out any activity without intermittent freezing.

Any help on this?

A:Freezing screen for Satellite Pro P300 while watching movie


Do you mean the whole notebook system freezes or just only the movie?
Do you need to reboot the notebook then?

Does this happen with all movie files or just only watching the videos from internet?
Do you use the Toshiba preinstalled OS or did you install your own system?
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i bougt a toshiba satellite pro P300-1bd. With this laptop, there is Dolby sound room on the pc.

I installed my P300-1bd with the recovery disk with XP. I upgraded the pc with windows vista business edition.

Before installation i had an excellent sound, with a good bass.

Now, after te recorey, the sound is very bad.

I installed the drivers for audio en sound card.
But, what do i have to do to get my good sound back.
I cant find sound room on internet so that i can install it. But i dont know if that is the problem.

Can anyone help me, to get my perfect sound back.

Thank you in advance.

Message was edited by: melina

A:Satellite Pro P300-1bd - No dolby sound room after recovery


The Toshiba European driver page provides two Conexant sound drivers for this notebook model.
+Sound Driver
+Sound Driver

I recommend checking the newer version
Uninstall the older driver firstly in device manager.

Reboot the unit and install the new downloaded driver.

Hope this helps to get better sound quality :)