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Tecra R950-104 HDD failure

Q: Tecra R950-104 HDD failure


I have a Toshiba Tecra R950-104 with almost one year.
Every thing works fine except for HDD.

In this period (almost on year) i had 2 hdd failures (2 hdd had to be replaced!!!).
Fortunately issues occours inside warranty period.

Is there any issues with this machine, regarding HDD (It's a 500GB, 7200RPM Toshiba HDD).


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A: Tecra R950-104 HDD failure


HDD issues do not depend on notebook but the HDD usage and notebook usage.
The HDD is an wearing part. Sooner or later every HDD would die.

Such issue can happen mostly because the HDD is affected by shocks while moving the notebook. Furthermore there are many different HDDs on the market. Some are cheaper due to low quality and some HDD are more expensive because of good quality.

So you should keep eye on the HDD quality.
But to be honest, I would never purchase an HDD for a notebook. I replaced my HDD with an SSD drive. Its much faster and more durable as an HDD
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I have the Tecra R950 (PT530A-00S001) and find that the fan runs at full/high speed pretty much all of the time.

I am running Windows 8.1 and running on the balanced power setting.

Is this a common issue with this model?

Can anyone give me some info or steps to go about diagnosing the issue or should I just send it to Toshiba as a warranty?

Any assistance would be appreciated.

A:Tecra R950 Fan Speed


I would not say it?s a common issue because the fan activity depends on notebook usage.
The point is that the increased CPU/GPU performance leads to higher temperature due to heat dissipation? and this leads to higher fan activity?

There are no many settings which could be changed beside the settings within the Windows ?Advanced Power Options?. There you can change the cooling method to ?battery mode? and you can also decrease the max CPU performance from 100% to an lower level? lets say 80%-90%
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Tenho um Port?til TECRA R950-186 PT53OE, com o Sistema Operativo Windows 10. Vinha com o SO Win 7, posteriormente actualizei-o para o Win 8 e recentemente para o Win 10.
Depois de o atualizar para a vers?o 10 funcionou muito bem. Significativamente melhor do que com a vers?o 8.1.
H? poucos dias fiquei sem imagem no ecr?. Ou seja com o ecr? preto.
Quando ligo o computador ? perfeitamente vis?vel a mensagem inicial: TOSHIBA Leading Innovation >>>, mas depois do arranque fico com o ecr? preto.
Tenho trabalhado com ele ligando-lhe um monitor externo ? porta SVGA.
J? fiz a atualiza??o do controlador da placa gr?fica, mas o problema persiste.
Agrade?o que me seja apontada uma solu??o.

A:Tecra R950 - Blackscreen

Try this:
uninstall the display driver in Control Panel.
run Windows Update to install the new display driver.
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I have a Tecra R950-104 and, when I remove the battery, there is a slot for 3G Sim card, just like it says in the manual.

The problem is that Windows (Win 7 64bits) doesn't recognize any 3G modem in the computer.

Thus this mean that only some models have the modem, but all have the slot for the sim card?

I already installed the driver for 3G Modem, downloaded from Toshiba site, the driver was installed without any problem, I have a Sim card that is working - tested in a 3G USB Modem - but still I cant make any connection because Windows cant even find a modem.

A:Can I use 3G Modem on my Tecra R950-104?

You are right, just some models have 3G module inside and, unfortunately your model doesnt have it.
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how long does it usually take to recharge the battery?

I've got a R950-10U and the NB needs 1h for every 10% charge.
This is an alsolutely unacceptable condition! This R950 is now my 3rd Tecra...
and no one had this problem before!

The system is configured in the balanced battery mode, not in the eco mode!
It it possible to setup the settings for the charching, to accelerate the charging?


A:Battery charging on Tecra R950


Usually you need some hours to charge the battery.
If the battery is new, the charging procedure would takes longer?

You should also calibrate the new battery? this mean that you should charge and discharge the battery until its fully empty and this process should be repeated several times in the row.
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Hi to all.

I would like to know if it is possible to upgrade (buy and then replace) my HDD-SSD (256GB) to one of 500GB/1TB on my Tecra R950-19E.

If yes, you have online stores to suggest to buy?

Thank you.

A:Upgrade of HDD/SSD to 500GB on Tecra R950-19E

I don't see any reason why you could not do this.
Online store? I don't know where do you live but I think you should try to find some online store in your country.
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The school where i work have a TECRA R950
when i boot the latop i have a password (it's not a bios password) but i don't know him
how can i proceed to reset this password ?
thank's for the answer

A:Password on boot TECRA R950

when i boot the latop i have a password (it's not a bios password)

Why do you think that this isn’t a BIOS password.
Are you able to access the BIOS pressing F2 button?

If not, the notebook is secured by BIOS password and such unknown BIOS password can be removed only by authorized service provider…

If you don’t know the password, you will need to ask the ASP for help
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Having some problems with the win 8 pro dvd included with my laptop.

Bios mode is set as UEFI + Secure boot, win 8 pro dvd starts and i can start recovery, after a while it asks for disc 2 and starts recovering win 8.

After completion and reboot, it won't boot and just shows toshiba logo.

Factory hdd is replaced with SSD OCZ VERTEX 4 regonized by bios.

What could be the issue?

A:Re: Tecra R950-18F: Win 8 Pro does not boot from new SSD drive

>Factory HDD is replaced with SSD OCZ VERTEX 4 recognized by Bios.

Do you have the same problems booting the Win 8 using the original HDD equipped with Tecra R950?

From my point of view it could be possible that notebook does not boot correctly due to the new SSD drive.

I would recommend checking the previous HDD.
If notebook would boot properly, then the problem is related to the new SSD drive.

In some cases it could be possible that the SSD firmware needs to be updated.
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Hi all,

I have just purchased an Tecra R950, and intermittently the LCD backlight flickers. The effect is similar to previous laptops I have had when the power lead develops a dodgy connection.

With the R950 the screen flickers with power lead connected, or not connected. It does not seem to be related to screen position.

Any ideas as to what is happening? Should I return the unit?


A:Tecra R950 - backlight flickering

Don?t waste your time thinking why this happen. If possible contact your local dealer as soon as possible, explain the situation and ask for replacement.
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Can i install 16GB Ram in my Toshiba Tecra R950-104?

Currently i have 8GB and i would like to replace the existing 2x4GB with 2x8GB.

Best regards,


A:Tecra R950-104 - Memory Expansion


According notebook specification your Tecra can be upgraded up to 32GB and you can use 4 X 8GB RAM modules.
Compatible 8 GB RAM modules have part number PA5037U-1M8G.
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Is it possible to replace my DVD drive with a SSD disk using a HDD Caddy?

My laptop is a Toshiba Tecra R950-104.



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I found in internet some UltraSlim SATA HDD/SSD mounting frame which allow the usage of 2nd 2.5? HDD/SSD drive instead of ODD within the Tecra R950 notebook but to be honest I?m not 100% sure if the BIOS would recognize such additional device.

I know that different Toshiba notebooks (Portege and Tecra) series supported such upgrade in the past but such replacement was not supported by every notebook model.

It depends on the BIOS and in case the BIOS would recognize the 2nd HDD/SSD drive, the system should be able to recognize the 2nd HDD
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my finger print sensor has long time worked with Windows 8.1. Since 2 weeks the sensor makes problems. It began with the fingerprint utilty - it shows the message "no sensor found". I uninstalled the driver of the sensor and the utility. After reboot, there where no unknown device in the device manager. That was strange. Re-installing the Fingerprint Utility did not work. It always comes the message "Installation failed. Error code 0x80004005" when I start the Setup.

Yesterday I made complete new installation of Windows 8.1 with all the latest drivers from Toshiba site. I still not found any Biometrie Device or any unknown device in Device Manager. When installing the fingerprint reader software there is the same error 0x80004005 ....

I know no longer here on. Has anyone an idea?
Hardware failures?
Thanks for Help!

A:Tecra R950 - Fingerprint doesn't work

>Yesterday I made complete new installation of Windows 8.1...
Have you installed clean Win8.1 version or upgraded Win8 version that you got with your Tecra notebook?
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I can not update windows:

1.Run windows update
2.Installed updates
3.I rebooted
4.In the configuration phase to 20% appeared to be the option screen to restart or reinstall
5.I restored the computer to a previous restore point

anyone have the same problem?
Maybe you have to reinstall windows?

A:Tecra R950 - Windows update does not work

>Maybe you have to reinstall windows?
From my point of view the new Recovery process and the final Windows update should work properly but I think first of all you should try some alternative workarounds.

This isn?t a notebook problem?.definitely. Its Microsoft issue and therefore I recommend you to check some fixes provided by Microsoft.

Check this Fix Microsoft Windows Update Issues doc:

In many cases it?s essential to remove some previous installed updates to be able to finish the whole update procedure.

You can also try to install the single updates one by one. This is also an possible option.
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Hi - off by Need deafult switched WiFi Tecra R950-15E all I am new to the forum and would like to ask a question whose answer I was unable to find both on the web and here in the forum at least with my keywords please direct me Tecra R950-15E - Need WiFi switched off by deafult if missed it For some time I own a Tecra R - E running Win Pro bit and am quite satisfied with it The only thing that bothers me a bit is the WiFi mode I know that by pressing quot FN F quot I can switch the wireless modes WiFi and G on and off It seems that by default the wireless modes are switched on after starting the system I'd like to have it all switched off by deafult mainly for saving battery and only switching it on manually when I really need it By now I have to do it the other way round by switching it off manually after Tecra R950-15E - Need WiFi switched off by deafult starting the system and I haven't found a setting to change it to my preference Does anyone have an idea to fix that Thanks tecra

A:Tecra R950-15E - Need WiFi switched off by deafult

I?m very surprised about your question here in the forum because usually the notebook/system should ?memorize? the last Wi-Fi status.
This means that the Wi-Fi should stay disabled, in case the WiFi has been disabled just before login off.

Try to reinstall the WLan driver just to check if this would solve your tiny issue.
You will need to uninstall the WLan driver before starting with a new installation.
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follwing Problem:
Tecra R950 with Intel 520 series SSD and HDD/SSD password set = always F4 BSOD after wakeup from sleep.
OK with no password set.
OK with hibernate.
Same problem with iastor and msahci driver.

Any ideas? Think that it is a problem with the bios. It drops the ssd when wakeup, even can not write a memory dump (error 0xc0000010), cold boot required.

A:Tecra R950 with Intel SSD 520 and SSD Password set = F4 BSOD after wakeup


Did you replace the SSD drive?
As far as I know many of the Tecra R950 was equipped with an 500GB HDD.

I could be related to the SSD drive?
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I recently bought the mentioned notebook and everything works fine.

if the dynadock is connected to any USB Port the notebook stops booting after a few seconds.
The windows flag freezes ans nothing happens.

The same problem comes up if a USB Stick is connected to any USB Port of the R950.
If the DynaDock or the USB stick is attached to a different Notebook everything works.
So it must be something with the R950.

I already checked the boot device priority and and pushed the USB device to the end of the list without any result.

I hope somebody can help me.
thx in advance!

A:Tecra R950-10V PT530E stops booting if USB port is used


Try to set the BIOS to default (F9) and check if it helps?
Additionally check if the BIOS update (if possible) would solve this?
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Brand New Tecra R950 with Toshiba dynadock.

Installed applications. MYOB, Office etc OK.

Windows updates. Reboot and blank screen. Power OFF / on. Need windows repair to recover. After long time, up she comes. Need to re-install everything.

Install applications, reboot, create restore point ;)

Do updates (windows in groups). Create restore point after each reboot.

Was working fine. Client used without DOCK connected. Shutdown. Connected dock and powered on next morning. OK. Machine went to sleep - could wake up. Power off /on, Windows fails to start once again, wants to do repair - after long time: failure, unknown auto failover, bad patch. Restart and it comes up???

What is happening with this machine?


A:Tecra R950 constantly wanting to run windows reapir

> What is happening with this machine?

Good question?
What do you think?
HDD issue? Microsoft Windows software problem?

Would recommend checking the Event Viewer.
This is an advanced tool that displays detailed information about significant events on your computer.
Usually the system problems should be mentioned too.
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I have an Tecra R950-16L for about 3 months now everything works fine. Now since a few days I have the problem, that sometimes, especially after I transported the notebook before, the internal display stays black after I power on the notebook.

I can blindly type my password and see from the disc activity that windows is starting probably, but no display is shown.

After I move the notebook around and shake it a bit it sometimes works again and the it stays working until I move the notebook again somewhere else (at least this is what seems to make the effect occur).

Seems to me like a loose connector to the display or something like that?

Is there any chance to repair this on my own?
I do need my notebook all the time and do not want to send it for repair if not 100% neccessary.

What do you suggest?

Michael Czierwitzki

A:Tecra R950-16L - Display stays dark on power up sometimes

>Seems to me like a loose connector to the display or something like that?

Yes, it looks like there is a loose connection or maybe something wrong with the lid sensor.

>Is there any chance to repair this on my own?
I don?t think so.
You would need to check what?s wrong exactly. After this has been checked, you would need to disassemble the notebook and this is not easy. Last but not least you would need the compatible parts to replace the affected hardware? I don?t think you can do that?

>I do need my notebook all the time and do not want to send it for repair if not 100% necessary.
Well, you could ask the Toshiba authorized service provider for details and how long such repair would take.

Here you can find all ASPs worldwide:
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I have tried all the usual options such as updating the driver.
The driver appears to be there but FN F9 does nothing to switch the pad on.

Any ideas on how to re-activate the touch pad?

A:Tecra R950 - touchpad has suddenly stopped working

I don't know which OS do you use but check please hardware status. Check please device manager and be sure touchpad is listed there and enabled properly.
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I tested a external UMTS USB-Card, it worked without any Problems.
So it's very strange, that there are so much Notebook affected with this Problem. Is there any bug or Problem know?
How can I save the Problem? It's not comfortable!
Thank you and
best regards
Isabel Metz
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A:WLAN Driver not working (Tecra-R950-116 PT534E-00E00CGR)

To be more specific: in device Manager the message for the WLAN device is: No device Driver installed (code 28).

This is an "approximate" Translation of the german error message, wording maybe different in english language Version of Windows 7.
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Hi all,

we need a drivers package for SCCM, we have different models and series, for example:
TECRA R850-151, TECRA R850-1J5, TECRA R950-11H, etc.

Where do we downloads this package from?


A:SCCM driver packages needed for Tecra R850 / R950 series


For own European notebook series, Toshiba provides the drivers for download on their Toshiba EU driver page:

If you need an SCCM driver packge, I would recommend you to check this Toshiba page:

This package provides the device drivers and tools for your Toshiba business notebook, in order to allow you to deploy Windows images with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) by importing this package.

To obtain service, please contact *[email protected]*
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My Tecra M11-11M does not resume to the position I left, once it goes into harbenation. It resume a few times, but after few times, the Windows 7 32 bit systems resumes, but does not log into my user progile, hence I have to do a cold reboot of the system.

I need help how to over come this problem.

A:Tecra M11-11M - Resume failure


I?m a little bit confused about your posting?

How do you get into hibernation mode? Do you press FN+F4 key combination or do you choose hibernation from start menu?
And if you try hibernation, does the notebook power off or is it still on?
How do you ?wake up? your notebook from hibernation? Do you just open the lid or press power button?
Why it does not log into your user profile? Does the notebook freeze or what happens exactly?

A lot of questions I know but otherwise it?s not possible to give you detailed answer.
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Got a problem with my toshiba laptop, A11-11H. Upon start up, when it was unplugged (no battery) it will prompt "RTC POWER FAILURE" press F2. It reverts BIOS settings to the date it was manufactured 13/05/2011. Once I input the correct settings and restart it will work fine.

I think its the BIOS battery gone (6 months?).
So the question is where is the CMOS battery located?

I pull out the motherboard but cant honestly see it. Does it have any?
Also would anyone know the part no for CMOS battery? I would really appreciate some help guys.
Let me know, Dan

Btw, I got this laptop upgraded to 8GB RAM and 750GB HDD.

A:Tecra A11-11H - error: RTC power failure

Any ideas guys? Im stuck :(
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A:Tecra R940 with SSD Windows 7 boot failure

Specific corporate images installation is always full of risk and pretty often there are different problems. As far as I know in the past Toshiba has created special recovery images for certain companies who ordered specific number of notebooks for employees.

On this virtual way it is not easy to say what is wrong there but I would like to know if you have tried to install clean Win7 OS using original Microsoft disc.

I mean it must be possible to install clean Win7 on newer notebook models. I tested it on my Satellite U940 and it works well. I had just some troubles with Toshiba specific stuff (tools and utilities) but it was not so important and work with Win7 was possible anyway.
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ALERT: System Protection Failure

nothing works. i can't even enter in BIOS.
i have no idea what this all about...found nothing in internet.

maybe some one have same problem here so can some one help me to solve this.

Please help :)

A:Tecra A8 - ALERT: System Protection Failure


It looks like a BIOS issue and it looks like the BIOS password would be required.
It looks like you need to contact Toshiba ASP and ask them to reset the BIOS to the default values and to clear this password.
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Dear All,

I'm a newbi.
My Toshiba Table M series with recently installed Windows 7 (it was fine with Vista) have a boot failure.

The message is as follows:

Windows failed to start:
File: \boot\memtest.exe
status: 0xc000000e

Info: The selected entry couldn't be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.
I went to BIOS and enabled diagonstic tool. When I restart - it tells me memory is OK, and HDD is OK.

Now it tells me to insert Windows Installation disk - which I don't have right now.
I created backup of registry and backup of the C: drive - but all of them in D: drive - which is now useless.

I would appreciate very much - if you could give me some solutions to this problem.
I'm looking forward to hearing from you All and thanking you in advance,


A:Boot failure error status: 0xc000000e on Tecra M


Maybe you could repair the Win 7
Please press F8 while powering up the unit.

Now you should get a advanced boot menu.
As far as I know there are some option like Repair my Computer.
Check it?

If this does not help, then you should take a Win 7 disk and should reinstall the OS.
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Firstly it came with no hard drive (on order) secondly when I switch it on I get +?media test failure check cable?+ then it switches off.
I?ve disabled boot from LAN and set Bios to default and tried booting from CD drive which does start to install ok (I know it won?t get far because I?ve no HDD)

But it just switches off completely sometimes at the beginning, sometimes half way.

Can any one shed any light on the subject.

thanks rob

A:Tecra 9100: Media Test failure - check cable then switches off

Maybe its overheating? Check for dust in the heatsink. You can blow the dust out using a Can of compressed air.

Also test the memory. You can get memtest from and put it onto a bootable floppy disk or CD.
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My question is: would my Windows Vista Business back up from the A10 work on the M10 (ie would it load onto the M10 hard drive and then work properly

If anyone can advise on this matter I would be appreciative please

Best wishes

A:Can I use Tecra A10 OS disk to install OS on Tecra M10?

At first I must say that Toshiba recovery image is created for each notebook model separately and it is 100% created to work on specific model. Why?
Every notebook model has different hardware platform and all drivers, tools and utilities for certain model are part of recovery image. These recovery images are also tested.

Generally speaking if both models have identical hardware platform (hardware parts) it can be used.
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Dear forum
The above says it all really.

I see the two look similar, but one is smaller. Are these two models different in other ways please.

A:Difference between Tecra A10 and Tecra M10

Of course the both notebooks are different.
There are different Tecra A10 models and there are different Tecra M10 units.

For example:
Tecra *A10-13B* supports an Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 2,26 GHz CPU and Intel GM45 chipset.

Tecra *A10-1D2* supports an Intel Core 2 Duo T9600 2.80Ghz CPU and Intel GM45 chipset

You can find details about different discontinued notebook models here:
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A:Screen Failure & Startup power failure. After 30 seconds laptop powers off

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Make sure your BIOS is set to boot from your optical drive first.

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Are you using 361.43 version of nVidia driver ? If that is correct, rollback to 359.06 version and report back.
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Are you still having BSOD problem?
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A:Driver Power State Failure,Video TDR Failure(nvlddmkm.sys)

Hi Markmsigt60 & Welcome to the forums ^_^,

I have analysed your dump files and below has been provided an analysis of the same for informative purposes :-

**************************Fri Sep 26 06:15:51.972 2014 (UTC + 5:30)**************************
Loading Dump File [C:\SysnativeBSODApps\092614-55906-01.dmp]

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntoskrnl.exe

*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntoskrnl.exe

Windows 8 Kernel Version 9200 MP (8 procs) Free x64

Built by: 9200.16912.amd64fre.win8_gdr.140502-1507

System Uptime: 0 days 0:07:07.738

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntoskrnl.exe

*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntoskrnl.exe

Probably caused by : ntoskrnl.exe ( nt+5a540 )

BugCheck 9F, {3, fffffa800892b880, fffff8800326a7f0, fffffa80089c3e10}

Arg1: 0000000000000003, A device object has been blocking an Irp for too long a time
Arg2: fffffa800892b880, Physical Device Object of the stack
Arg3: fffff8800326a7f0, nt!TRIAGE_9F_POWER on Win7 and higher, otherwise the Functional Device Object of the stack
Arg4: fffffa80089c3e10, The blocked IRP



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MaxSpeed: 2400

CurrentSpeed: 2395

BIOS Version E16F3IMS.50R

BIOS Release Date 10/26/2012

Manufacturer Micro-Star International Co., Ltd.

Product Name GT60

**************************Fri Sep 26 04:48:05.782 2014 (UTC + 5:30)**************************
Loading Dump File [C:\SysnativeBSODApps\092614-27578-01.dmp]

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntoskrnl.exe

*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntoskrnl.exe

Windows 8 Kernel Version 9200 MP (8 procs) Free x64

Built by: 9200.16912.amd64fre.win8_gdr.140502-1507

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*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntoskrnl.exe

Probably caused by : ntoskrnl.exe ( nt+5a540 )

BugCheck 9F, {3, fffffa8008933880, fffff801d15df7f0, fffffa80089c1900}

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Arg3: fffff801d15df7f0, nt!TRIAGE_9F_POWER on Win7 and higher, otherwise the Functional Device Object of the stack
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CurrentSpeed: 2395

BIOS Version E16F3IMS.50R

BIOS Release Date 10/26/2012

Manufacturer Micro-Star International Co., Ltd.

Product Name GT60

**************************Tue Sep 23 22:19:55.744 2014 (UTC + 5:30)**************************
Loading Dump File [C:\SysnativeBSODApps\092314-77015-01.dmp]

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntoskrnl.exe

*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntoskrnl.exe

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Welcome aboard
Same issue with browsers in safe mode with networking?
How to start Windows in Safe Mode
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What OS?
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It may be worth running the program in compatability mode and seeing if this stabilises your problem.

Compatibility Mode

It is a starting point at the very least.

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Hello !! Welcome to SF !!

What I think it might have damage the PSU. The low voltage to the Motherboard and other devices might be causing the crashing and freezing. See if you can get a spare PSU replaced it and test it and see if it works. If it works then we know. Honestly i think it hardware.

Good Luck,
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Try booting from your XP CD into the recovery console and run the system file checker (sfc /scannow).
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A:Motherboard failure or video card failure?

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Thanks in advance for your help!!!

A:Pre-failure and Old-age questions -Drive headed for failure?

Smart is quite unreliable, i have a machine running an SSD that has failed smart since the day i put it together (all new components)

My advice would be to play safe and backup all data on the drive immediately then run some other tests/diagnostic software on the drive
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If your not sure or have any questions feel free to post back
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A:Hard Drive failure or Boot failure?

Please post the complete computer model,details or specs. next time. Did you try loading default settings in your BIOS configuration?
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A:keyboard failure, floppy diskette failure,

Since this is happening during POST, I'd say that your mobo is bad. Since your keyboard works on a different computer, that's definitely not the issue. Here's what I'd do:

1) Remove all components that don't need to be there (i.e. RAM, floppy drive, NIC (if it's not integrated), CD/DVD drive(s), and any non-essential PCI cards

2) Boot the PC.

If it makes it past POST without error,

3) Start reintroducing components one by one. Booting each time to see if it still passes POST error free.

If not, I'd say that your mobo is definitely dead.

[edit - Be sure to power off and unplug the PC when removing and reinstalling components.]

Once you find the bad component, you know what to replace. Or it could be that one of the components, such as the RAM, just needed to be reseated.

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Thanks for tips in advance.

kind regards


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Please check this thread:

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> Will there be problems with the powersupply?
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Is it possible to get nero again?

A:How to reinstall my Tecra M11-103?


According notebook specification your Tecra was delivered with preinstalled WIN7 64BIT PROFESSIONAL and you got additional WXP DVD. Original Win7 recovery image was saved on HDD and using preinstalled Toshiba recovery media creator you have had possibility to back-up recovery image and create bootable recovery installation disc.
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A:Cannot add another OS on Tecra S5, but XP is already installed

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I have removed the battery for a while and tried again with no result.

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Thanks in advance, Jos

A:Re: Tecra S5 does not boot at all

On this virtual way it is not easy to offer some exact diagnostic but somehow I feel BIOS is screwed up.
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I don't have this notebook model and I?m not sure about entering BIOS but try also with F2.
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You are right. both models have different LCD displays but the same graphic card. I cannot say for sure but I’m pretty sure that you can use HD+ display with your notebook.
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Of course you can do this. All you must do is to use “extended desktop” option.
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- without success. There are no upper/lower filter keys in my registry.

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A:Tecra A11 - Cannot burn CD-R


What brands did you try?
I use TDK ?R and they functions properly.

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A:Tecra A11 - Win XP and Win 98 multiboot

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I Installed the Agere Systems Modem, but nothing happened.

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I use Windows XP.

Hardware Detail:

HDAUDIO\FUNC_02&VEN_11C1&DEV_1040&SUBSYS_11790001& REV_1002\4&9E9AEC4&0&0101


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> I use Windows XP.

Ok, I though similar issues with Win XP on other notebooks with new HD audio from Realtek.
The point is that you need SP2 and SP3!

The SP2 and SP3 provides important fixes and patches for HD audio?
So first of all uninstall the installed Realtek audio driver.
Then install the SP2 and SP3.
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Sorry, _1000 GB_
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Best regards

A:Tecra A10 does'nt recognize 2nd HDD in ODD bay


I assume the Tecra A10 does not support such upgrade.
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A:Cleaning of Fan for Tecra A50

Service manaual is not a public document and not free for the download.
I’m sorry if this will be your last Toshiba but don't be sure that another manufacturer will give you service manuals. No one will give you such document.

Notebooks have specific design and it is pretty easy to damage something. That’s the reason why the disassembling procedure should be done by authorized personal only. When you buy TV, auto or anything else nobody will give you service manuals.

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A:Re: Tecra M2 has no video


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A:Tecra M10 - HDD upgrade


I think this should not be a big problem since the SATA controller should handle the 1TB HDD.

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As far as I know ALT+F4 closes the applications but it cannot be used for notebook shutdown.
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11,54gb : primary partition .
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C: 100,47gb
D: 100gb
F: 17gb
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After 5 shut downs it runs perfect. I cannot explain it.
can u help me please ?

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A:Toshiba Tecra A3

Hello ritter2881 & welcome to TSF

Just to rule out Windows as the probable cause. Go To: Command prompt and type: sfc /scannow. Insert XP CD if prompted.
Post back.
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I also want to change the hard drive. My current drive is HTS541080G9SA00 Hitachi, 80 GB, 5400 rpm SATA . Will it run with a bigger hard drive with speed 7200 rpm?

I installed all the most recent official drivers and BIOS

What else I can improve

A:How I can improve my Tecra M7?


According the specifications of Tecra M7-132 on Toshiba page it supports up to 4GB RAM but all 32bit OS support only up to 3.2GB RAM and for Windows XP 2GB is more than enough because it doesn?t need much RAM capacity.
The specification for RAM is DDR2-667.

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The symptoms are the following:
- with AC adapter and batteries plugged, (a) and (c) are green
- when powering the laptop, the leb (b) is turing green for a fraction of a second; then start blinking amber with more or less 1 second frequency. Got a intermediate beep on speaker with the same frequency.
- display is bank. Not even bios is displayed.

I tried already the following:
1) remove AC and battery, wait a while, plug both and restart. Same issue
2) remove battery, boot on AC. Same issue.
3) remove AC, boot on battery. Same issue.

Any idea ?
Does anyone know the meaning of having this "power-o" led blinking amber.

A:Tecra M1 does not power up

Hi buddy,

> remove AC and battery, wait a while, plug both and restart. Same issue
Good job because this was described [HERE|]

Unfortunatley that?s everything what you can do if your notebook doesn?t start. At the moment it looks like a serious hardware malfunction and the mainboard or CPU could be affected.

I would recommend contacting an authorized service provider in your country. The guys can make an exact diagnostic and tell you how much a repair would cost.

Good luck! :)
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A:Tecra M7: Where to get Win XP Edit?

Hi mate

I?m not quite sure if you will be able to order such disk for this notebook.
In some cases this is not possible if the notebook series has been discontinued.
But check this page:

Usually you could order the recovery disks there.
But if it?s not possible, then you will need to install the Windows using an Microsoft disk!
The necessary drivers could be found on the Toshiba European driver page:

Note: you have to choose Archive in the driver download form in order to find the Tecra M7 series.

>Also does anyone no where I can get 1 of the pens from?
I think all parts could be ordered from local Toshiba ASP

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I am trying to rebuild a Tecra M3 Model PTM30A-1DD002 for a friend. I have installed Windows XP Professional but each time I try to install a service pack it seems to hang.

I have tried SP1 & SP3 and each time it starts off gets about a minute in and then just sits and does nothing. I left the machine on for a couple of hours and it just doesn't do anything. On SP1 it says it is "backing up files" and SP3 says "Checking Product Code".

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

A:Cannot install SP3 on a Tecra M3

As far as I know Tecra M3 is delivered with WXP SP2 Professional so for WXP installation use Microsoft WXP installations disc with already integrated SP2 or SP3.

Do you have original Toshiba installations disc?
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Hi buddy,

Just for testing: Is it possible to install Windows from Toshiba recovery disk? Have you tested this?

And interesting to know would be what the authorized service provider says about this behavior. Did you ask the guys already?