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Tecra R850-11U doesn't recognise full memory

Q: Tecra R850-11U doesn't recognise full memory

My Tecra R850-11U has 8GB (2x 4GB) memory inside. I am running W7 professional 64bit and the machine only shows 4GB as memory.

I allready upgraded the bios, but the bios also shows 4GB. I have 2 banks of original samsung memory in it; changed one to an kingston bank but it still doesn't show more than 4GB.

How can i solve this problem?? I like full memory

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A: Tecra R850-11U doesn't recognise full memory

The chipset supports 8GB RAM so you should be able to use the 8GB.
But if the BIOS does not recognize the 8GB RAM then one of the modules could be faulty or not compatible with another module.

This is only and one plausible explanation for me

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?68090-Tecra-R850-11U-doesn-t-recognise-full-memory
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This can happen three times on a evening, but it can also occur only ones a week.

Its complete random.

A:Tecra R850 - sometimes OS stuclocks-up, fans spin on full speed

On this virtual way it is not easy to say what happen exactly.
Every new notebook is delivered with clean preinstalled OS and something like this should not happen. Later when you start to install updates or own applications it can happen that some background application ?blocks? the system.

In my opinion either you must check preinstalled stuff, processes that run in the background to see which one can be responsible for this, or you must install recovery image again and check how it works with ?factory settings?.

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?67531-Tecra-R850-sometimes-OS-stuclocks-up-fans-spin-on-full-speed
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Any ideas guys? I dont want to have to buy new headphones :/

Cheers

A:Tecra R850 - Internal mic doesn't work when headphones are plugged in

Check settings in sound properties (playback and recording devices).
Be sure Microphone is listed and enabled in recording devices.

Please check all this and send some feedback.

I have two Toshiba notebooks and everything works perfectly so I don't see some reason why it should not work on your Tecra too.

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?76418-Tecra-R850-Internal-mic-doesn-t-work-when-headphones-are-plugged-in
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A:Tecra R850 - How can I reduce the shared memory of the graphic card?

As far as I know shared memory works automatically and notebook user cannot control it.
It is nothing new and the same principle is on all Toshiba notebooks.

Sorry but there is nothing to do about it.

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?76404-Tecra-R850-How-can-I-reduce-the-shared-memory-of-the-graphic-card
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/computer-doesnt-recognise-memory-card.968392/
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Today my son try to clean his computer but hi delete all disc C and his computer don't have nothing. What can i do?

I think intall a version of windows and the drivers but where are the drivers?. If some one have a better idea pleas tell me.


Sorry for my english

A:Deleted all on my Tecra R850

I don't know which OS have you use and how your Tecra was configured but if possible reinstall original recovery image. If possible make HDD recovery installation as described on http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD1303440001R01.htm

You can also use recovery disc if you have created it in the past. After doing this you will have clean preinstalled OS. Please check if this works for you. If not let us know.

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?73239-Deleted-all-on-my-Tecra-R850
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Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Any known issues with Tecra R850?

Anyone out there with helpful answers?

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?91538-Any-known-issues-with-Tecra-R850
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Hello.

How can I enable HT on my notebook ?

A:How to enable HT on my Tecra R850-147?

Hey,

Would you be so kind as to explain what you mean with ?HT??

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?63238-How-to-enable-HT-on-my-Tecra-R850-147
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Can someone tell me how to use more than 2 displays on a Tecra R850?

Thanks.

A:What can't I run more than 2 displays on my Tecra R850?

>I'm trying to connect 2 external LCD monitors and still use notebook as another screen (3 in total).

In such case you will need to use an external device like Dynadock
http://us.toshiba.com/computers/accessories/dynadock/

There are different models on the market? check some which would be the best solution for you..

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?66112-What-can-t-I-run-more-than-2-displays-on-my-Tecra-R850
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Hello.
What kind od RAM and VENDOR are installed on Toshiba Tecra R850 - 147 (Samsung ? Kingston ? OCZ ? .... ? )

regards
p.

A:Tecra R850 - 147 - Question about RAM

Remove the RAM cover and check which modules are inside. It is fixed with two screws.
You don?t need more than two minutes to find out who is RAM manufacturer.
Anyway I think it must be Hynix or Samsung.

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?62867-Tecra-R850-147-Question-about-RAM
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On a Tecra R850, i can't use the FN key. I install all driver from toshiba and they does'nt work

Help

Thanks

A:Tecra R850 with Windows WXP - can't use the FN key

Hello

The whole thing is a bit complicated with WXP and it is important to install all stuff in right installation order. After some basic drivers like chipset, display, sound you should install common modules at first and continue with Toshiba specific tools and utilities like controls, display device, power saver and so on.

Can you use any FN key combination or none of them is working?

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?66682-Tecra-R850-with-Windows-WXP-can-t-use-the-FN-key
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A:Tecra R850-151 and low monitor resolution

Hi

Did you notice this if you would use the Toshiba preinstalled image?
Recover the notebook to the factory settings using the HDD recovery and test this again.

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?65865-Tecra-R850-151-and-low-monitor-resolution
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I recently brought +Logitech Stereo Headset H110+ for my +Toshiba Tecra R850-151+. I used a +3.5mm 4 Pin to 2x 3 Pin 3.5mm Headset Splitter Adapter+ to connect it.

The Headset works correctly as I tried them with another computer.
And with my Tecra R850 the earphones works correctly.

Now, the problem is that the microphone is not recognised with the sufficient volume.
The speech recognition works halfway as the green bar goes up very slightly when I talk through the headset but not enough to recognise my voice. In advanced options I tried to edit the microphone properties increasing the +Microphone level+ up to 100 and +Amplification level+ up +30.0 dB but still the headset did not recognise correctly my speech.

If someone could help me I would appreciate.

A:Headset mic low volume on Tecra R850-151

Hi

Did you already check the Realtek HD audio manager which can be found in control panel?
There are different tabs like Speakers or Microphone.

I recommend you to check microphone tab where you could find different settings like playback level and recording level.

You can also enable the noise suppression which should be also part of the mic

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?79804-Headset-mic-low-volume-on-Tecra-R850-151
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A:SSD SATA 3 support on Tecra R850

As far as I know SATA 3 controller isn?t supported on Tecra R850.

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?71930-SSD-SATA-3-support-on-Tecra-R850
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HOwever, the Tecra R850 specifications specify a maximum resolution of 2048 x 1536 for the external monitor, which puzzles me. Can anyone tell me if the R850 supports an external 2560x1440 display via DisplayPort?

Thanks already!

A:DisplayPort at 2560x1440? (Tecra R850)

Hello

You can download user?s manuals and open page 111 to find info about DisplayPort but unfortunately there is no table with supported resolutions.

It is listed for HDMI only.
Try to talk with your local leader. Maybe they have one in show room and you can test it.

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?65961-DisplayPort-at-2560x1440-(Tecra-R850)
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I tried Sisoft Sandra and it reported that SSD SATA is II, the same for Motherboard. The HwINFO reported that chipset is capable with SATA 3. The Everest shows only SSD data with SATA 2.

Is the bios blocked for higher transfers ? I got 180mb/s read, 150 mb/write - which is 3x worse than normal SATA 3 256gb SSD harddisks.

Can anybody help me and tell - if it is matter of R850 bios ? or just only the old Toshiba SSD firmware ? if I buy better SSD with SATA3 - will it fully support higher speed ?

Best Regards
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A:Tecra R850 - SSD support for SATA III 6.0GB

Hi

I?m not sure what R850-xxx notebook you have but as far as I know this series is equipped with one for the Intel (Sandy Bridge) i3/i5/i7 CPUs.
Also the notebook supports either Intel Cougar Point QM67 (AMT model) or HM65 (Non-AMT model). Both supports SATA II (3Gb/s) and SATA III (6Gb/s)

But for example if the host interface is 300MB/s you get sustained Data Read : Max 250MB/s and sustaine Data Write : Max 160MB/s

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?67041-Tecra-R850-SSD-support-for-SATA-III-6-0GB
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A:Blue screen on Tecra R850-147

you are preety cool. Send some screen shot and want to have answer for your problem but without any relevant info in your posting.

For instance it will be interesting to know which operating system do you use.
Do you use original OS that you got with your notebook?

When the BSOD is shown? At the stat-up or later when OS is loaded?
Have you tried to do anything about that?

A few more sentences about this issue can be very useful.

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?65723-Blue-screen-on-Tecra-R850-147
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So is this normal for the laptop to start when I open the lid? Is there an override?

thanks
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A:Tecra R850 starts when opening lid

I can answer this myself. I went in to the BIOS and there is an option for the laptop to automatically start up on opening the lid. I set this to Disabled.

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?84040-Tecra-R850-starts-when-opening-lid
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A:Tecra R850 - Screen is very faint

I cannot say for sure but I think there is a problem with “background light” – FL inverter.

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?84458-Tecra-R850-Screen-is-very-faint
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A:Loud fan noise on Tecra R850 (HDD vs SDD)

Hi,

I've a R840-16J. Last week I replaced the original Seagate Momentus 500GB 7200.4 HDD for a Plextor M5Pro 512GB SSD.

Yes it is true, now is much more quiet and...there's no vibration at all.

With the HDD I could feel all the computer vibrating in the palm of my hand!!!! No there's a quiet no vibration laptop!

And, believe it or not, one of the reasons to go the ssd way (well, not the main reason) was precisely the noise and vibration of the 7200 rpm internal hdd.

Cheers,
paulo

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?68520-Loud-fan-noise-on-Tecra-R850-(HDD-vs-SDD)
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I don?t know if this model is ?ready? for such upgrade.

I recommend you to contact nearest Toshiba service and ask for help. I?m pretty sure they have exact hardware plans and maintenance manuals where they can check if such upgrade can be done or not.

By the way: where do you want to buy missing hardware for upgrade?

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?66627-How-to-install-3G-Broadband-Modem-on-my-Tecra-R850
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A:I cannot find the Tecra R850-1KX on the support portal

As far as I know not all notebooks can be found via support portal.
As you said, Tecra R850-1KX has an model number: PT52SE-001001FR
It seems that it was released in France and the unit belongs to PT52SE series.
If you need drivers for this unit, go to Toshiba EU driver page and choose the R850 PT52SE series

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?71108-I-cannot-find-the-Tecra-R850-1KX-on-the-support-portal
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A:Tecra R850, battery "plugged in, not charging"

On the picture an information is shown: ?consider replacing your battery?. This would mean that the battery is somehow faulty.

I guess you would need to replace the battery using, new original good tested one.

I don?t thins that there is some kind of software problem since you have already tried the factory reset and notebook recovery. In case of software problems, this procedure should solve all ?software related? issues. But it didn?t.

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?78180-Tecra-R850-battery-plugged-in-not-charging
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A:Tecra R850-1HU: how to connect 4 external microphones

Hi

Never tried to use 4 microphones but I think you will need to use an external device, something like 4 channel microphone mixer? but I think this forum is the wrong place to talk about such themes since this is not really related to the notebook but to DJ equipment.

However, please share your experience with us after you have managed to connect 4 mic to the notebook.

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?67085-Tecra-R850-1HU-how-to-connect-4-external-microphones
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Hi,

I'd update my laptops Tecra R850-1EP on windows 8.1, after a windows update, I couldn't use the fingerprint to logon my windows account.

When I'm in my session, the fingerprint do it's job, I can manage my fingerprint.

I'd already try to unistall/install the fingerprint utility and the drivers.

On the logon, I've not the fingerprint logo like as I'can't use it

Any idea ?

Thanks

A:Tecra R850-1EP: Cannot use Fingerprint on logon Windows 8.1

Hi

To be honest, I don?t know exactly what?s going wrong with the fingerprint procedure but I guess this can be related to wrong update to Win 8.1
Probably you did not follow exactly the update procedure which was recommended by Toshiba.

Here you can find the Update to Windows 8.1 Toshiba EU website:
http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/generic/windows8_1-message/

and here you can find the [Step-by-Step Instructions to update to Windows 8.1 |http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/generic/windows8_1-upgrade-stepbystep/]


You have to follow exactly these steps in order to get the notebook working properly.

Therefore I recommend you to set the notebook back to factory settings and to repeat the whole update process once again following the +Step-by-Step Instructions+

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?75327-Tecra-R850-1EP-Cannot-use-Fingerprint-on-logon-Windows-8-1
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A:All keyboards buggy on Tecra R850-S8540

The lenovo is the external USB keyboard right?
The internal keyboard should be: Standard PS/2 keyboard

Remove any external keyboard and mouse drivers (Logitech etc..).
The internal keyboard might have a liquid spill in it.

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?85435-All-keyboards-buggy-on-Tecra-R850-S8540
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https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?92487-Tecra-R850-Audio-Jack-Issue
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After shutting down my Tecra R850-117 it will automatically restart after exactly 5 minutes.

This is unwanted behavior because it drains the battery while I'm not using the laptop and it could also damage the disk carrying it around while running...

Anyone knows what could cause this behavior and how I can stop it? The laptop is 6 months old and I'm only noticing this behavior since the last few weeks. I already noticed the battery would be drained after not using it for a few days (probably due to the same issue?), but never before noticed the unwanted restarts...

Thanks a lot in advance for any useful advice.

Erik.

A:Tecra R850-117 boots up 5 minutes after power down

Hi

Did you disable the WakeUp options in BIOS?
Check this!
The enabled *WakeUp* options could power on the notebook even if the unit is powered off.

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?65145-Tecra-R850-117-boots-up-5-minutes-after-power-down
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do you know where to find the maintenance guide of the TECRA R850 -146... if it exists. Thanks in advance :-)

A:Tecra R850-146 - Where to find maintenance guide?

Unfortunately, maintenance manuals are available for Toshiba authorized service providers only.

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?82515-Tecra-R850-146-Where-to-find-maintenance-guide
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Hello,

We have hundreds of these laptops and use encrypted HDD's in them.

On a soft reboot they cause the HDD to re-encrypt itself due to losing power during the soft reboot.
Has anyone got a workaround for this (BIOS settings, Updated BIOS) that will not cause this issue for us?
I believe we are currently on the BIOS version 2.'something' if this helps any.
Thanks in advance,

Sean

A:Tecra R850 cuts power to HDD on soft reboot

The notebook powers off for a moment during a warm reboot. A BIOS update wont change this.

Perhaps you should use Bitlocker instead.

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?85074-Tecra-R850-cuts-power-to-HDD-on-soft-reboot
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Hi I own a Tecra R with the ATI HD M and every now and again it hangs and BSOD appears I've observed that mainly it happens when reproducing flash videos After checking System Events I've discovered it's a problem with the display card driver The event system says that may be a solution here http wer microsoft com Responses Response aspx en SGD feb cd- c b- c a-aeee-ca ca c This webpage indicates that it is a bug in the driver and I must upgrade to the latest driver to solve de problem and it provides a link to ATI webpage I've downloaded the drivers from ATI webpage and the installation program says that it is not compatible with Toshiba laptops I've checked Toshiba webpage and I already have the latest and unique driver for my display card As it appears on the webpage it's a driver bug but Toshiba seems not to have released any update in the driver R850 Display problem - BSOD - Tecra driver despite Ati has Any one can help Thanks Jose

A:Tecra R850 - Display driver problem - BSOD

Hi Jose

Do you use original Toshiba preinstalled Windows or your own version?
Original display driver included in original recovery image is tested so you should not have some troubles with basic stuff like playing flash videos.

Since when have you noticed this issue? Can you give us one example when this happen?
Have you installed some updates?
To be honest I cannot imagine this issue is from the first day of usage.

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?71485-Tecra-R850-Display-driver-problem-BSOD
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My Tecra R850-1CL (with Ericsson 3G modem) has 2 led indicators for network : a yellow LED for WiFi, and a blue LED for 3G.

Under Windows 7 64-bit, everything was working OK, and Fn+F8 allowed to switch on or off WiFi and 3G.

Since I upgraded to Windows 8, Fn-F8 does only switch to plane mode, yellow Wifi indicator is always on even in plane mode, and blue 3G indicator is almost always on, even when 3G is not connected or when adapter is disabled.

I have done W8 upgrade with Toshiba upgrade utilities, and computer is up to date (BIOS and Drivers).

How cant get correct behavior for network LED indicators ?

A:Since Win 8 upgrade Fn-F8 does only switch to plane mode on TECRA R850

And WLAN and 3G are working properly, right?

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?72738-Since-Win-8-upgrade-Fn-F8-does-only-switch-to-plane-mode-on-TECRA-R850
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A:Tecra R850-117: Need info about Display Port to DVI adapter

Hi

As far as I know the DisplayPort on the left side complies to the V1.1a standard.
This means that the DispplayPort is compatible with DVI and HDMI standards so you can use an DisplayPort to DVI or HDMI adapter.

So you could use something like that:
<img src='http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/3189/captureuqp.jpg' border='0' width='300' height='200px'/>


Greetings

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?64123-Tecra-R850-117-Need-info-about-Display-Port-to-DVI-adapter
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A:Tecra R850 - Port Replicator problem - no lan on startup

Hi

Don?t think its faulty docking port because in such case other Port Replicator ports would not function too?

I think its system issue? did you test the port replicator with fresh recovered system?
Would be definitely worth a try?

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?67358-Tecra-R850-Port-Replicator-problem-no-lan-on-startup
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The display driver I have installed is the preinstalled one. It is the last version I see in Tosiba download web (8.801.2.3000). If I use Windows Update the reponse is that there are not newer version.
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If I execute the driver installation program, it fails at the beginin and nothing is installed
Oprating system is W7 profesional (preinstalled). UAC is deactivated

Message was edited by: PacoHache

A:Re: Tecra R850-1J5 - Can not open Catalyst Control Center

Hi :

I have solved the situation downloading the catalyst software from AMD web pages
http://www2.ati.com/drivers/12-3_vista_win7_64_dd_ccc.exe

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?66560-Re-Tecra-R850-1J5-Can-not-open-Catalyst-Control-Center
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Hello

Is it possible to have the resolution in vga as 1280-1024 in external output or using the display port?
I have just seen the 1024 / 768 in the resolution 4/3 format

Maybe in the catalyst graphic card i have look in it without any success

All the resolution for output is in the 16/9 format

Thanks for any help

A:Tecra R850-1HU output VGA external in 1280-1024 (4/3 format)

Hi

The display port supports max 2560 x 1600 /32bit resolution.
But the available external resolution depends on the external monitor and the graphic card driver.
If both would support the favorite resolution (1024 / 768 ), you should be able to choose this?

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?67116-Tecra-R850-1HU-output-VGA-external-in-1280-1024-(4-3-format)
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I've got several Notebooks Tecra R850 and Tecra R950. Many users are complaining that they have Problems with UMTS and Toshiba Wireless Manager. Much time the Driver is hanging up and is only working right after a reboot.
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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
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https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?86035-Problems-with-internal-umts-card-on-Tecra-R850-R950
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Hi I re-installed my computer since then it doesn't controller - not R850 found network TECRA driver wireless recognize any wireless device or network here-after is part of the result of the Toshiba diagnostic tool The device manager states that quot The drivers for this device are not installed Code There is no driver selected for the device information set or element To find a driver for this device click Update Driver quot However I cannot manage to find the driver after TECRA R850 - wireless network controller driver not found updating the Windows updates etc Please help Thanks lavver Date PC Information Model Name TECRA R Part Number PT E- BT Serial Number B H OS Version Microsoft Windows Professional BIOS Version Version CPU Intel R Core TECRA R850 - wireless network controller driver not found TM i - M CPU GHz Physical Memory MB RAM Hard Disk Capacity Byte GB Hard Disk Free Space Capacity Byte GB Video Intel R HD Graphics Family version Screen Resolution x Pixels Color Quality True Color Bit Sound Realtek High Definition Audio version Intel R Display Audio version Network Intel R V Gigabit Network Connection version MAC Address E D EA C HUAWEI Mobile Connect - G Network Card version MAC Address E F A Modem HUAWEI Mobile Connect - G Modem version Internet Explorer IDE Device Hitachi HTS A A MAT A DVD-RAM UJ A AS FW version Diagnostic Results CPU TEST DONE PASS MEMORY TEST DONE PASS Enhanced Host Controller - C D Enhanced Host Controller - C i LINK TEST DONE NOT FOUND

A:TECRA R850 - wireless network controller driver not found

Your Tecra has ATHEROS 802.11(B/G/N)WB195-HMC W/ BT WLAN card inside and all latest drivers you can find on Toshiba WLAN portal - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/wlan/

Check it out please.

It is card with BT so before you install WLAN driver install BT filter. You can find it on Toshiba download page - http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?71071-TECRA-R850-wireless-network-controller-driver-not-found
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A:Tecra R850-520E - loud fan - no cpu load - Win7 and Win8 64bit

Hi

You need to adjust the Windows Power Plane settings in order to improve the cooling system.

<Setting Method>
Changes in Operating System:
Control Panel --> Power Options --> Change plan settings --> Change advanced power settings --> TOSHIBA Power Saver Settings --> Cooling Method

Changes in Bios (Power Management):
Intel Turbo boost Technology

Changes in Operating System:
TOSHIBA HW Setup --> CPU Frequency mode


Try this settings:
Power plane (Toshiba power saver) Battery optimized
Intel Turbo Boost technology (BIOS) - Disable
CPU frequency ? Always low

From my experience this should reduce the noise.

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?68916-Tecra-R850-520E-loud-fan-no-cpu-load-Win7-and-Win8-64bit
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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?

Regards

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

Hi

For own European notebook series, Toshiba provides the drivers for download on their Toshiba EU driver page:
http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp

If you need an SCCM driver packge, I would recommend you to check this Toshiba page:
http://www.toshiba.eu/services/on-demand/business-computing/sdp120gs-v/

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]*

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?81555-SCCM-driver-packages-needed-for-Tecra-R850-R950-series
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Dear guys,

I have a Tecra R850 laptop (the graphic card is an AMD Radeon HD 6450M) with a PA3916A-1PRP port replicator.

I already have a 23" running at 1920x1080 connected via HDMI.
I would like to buy a 27" to run it at 2560 x 1440.

So my ideal configuration would be the 27" at 2560 as main monitor and the 23" at 1920 as second monitor. One monitor (the 23") has Display Port, DVI and VGA input, the other one has DVI, Display Port 1.2, Mini Display Port 1.2, HDMI.

Is it possible to connect them as I wish (I would love to avoid the use of VGA)?
Do I need other stuff (another docking for example) to accomplish that?

Any idea is good for me!

Thanks a lot

mario

A:Tecra R850 with 27" display at 2560 x 1440 and 23" display at 1920x1080

Hi

Generally speaking you may be able to connect two external monitors at a time depending on your notebook model.

In user manual of Tecra R850 you can read that when the Toshiba HI-Speed Port Replicator II is connected to the notebook, you cannot use _notebook?s_ external RGB (VGA) port.
This port will not work.

Furthermore you cannot use port replicator?s HDMI port and Display Port at the same time.
The hi-speed port replicator II contains a slider which can be moved to choose either the HDMI port or Display Port.

So it seems that you have one option to connect two externa monitors: (VGA + HDMI)
one monitor to HDMI/Display port and other to VGA/RGB port (port replicator's RGB port)

Another option to connect two external monitors at the same time, you should use another docking solution like for example Dynadock U3. It supports an HDMI and DVI port which can be used at the same time.

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?75535-Tecra-R850-with-27-display-at-2560-x-1440-and-23-display-at-1920x1080
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A:Solved: Laptop doesn't recognise EXT HDD BSOD's - Doesn't turn on if EXT HDD is plugg

Can you try the external drive on another PC as a test
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-laptop-doesnt-recognise-ext-hdd-bsods-doesnt-turn-on-if-ext-hdd-is-plugg.922021/
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A:Re: Satellite R850-12R PT52CE Win7 doesn't see SSD disk

Hi

AHCI driver is not needed for Win 7 since this Win 7 already contains this driver.
What you can do is to add the Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver which is available on Toshiba European driver page.

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?67517-Re-Satellite-R850-12R-PT52CE-Win7-doesn-t-see-SSD-disk
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Hi

Do you want to extend the notebook?s memory or HDD?
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Here is a nice Wikipedia article about Express Cards:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ExpressCard

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A:pc doesn't recognise dvd at all

lj077 said:


Hi
I have recently received a dvd with photos on it and my pc doesn't recognise it at all. No messages, drop-downs
not listed in control panel, just not recognised. The dvd whizzes around for a while and then nothing.
Click to expand...

Did you get this DVD from a reliable source ? Never trust a DVD from somewhere else. I don't even trust my brother's stuff.
 

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A:Blu-Ray Drive doesn't recognise Blu-Ray discs

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Enyzam


Hi there guys,

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EDIT: Oh yeah, and it's Windows 7 32bit


Hi E and welcome

I think its gotta be the driver. type device manager in search>go to the dvd tab>right click>properties. does it say working properly like the pic?
Kenn J++

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http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/51254-pc-doesnt-recognise-my-sony-walkman.html
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A:DVD burner doesn't recognise DVD media

uninstall and reinstall the drivers.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/dvd-burner-doesnt-recognise-dvd-media.47788/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/pc-doesnt-recognise-usb-flash-drive.690881/
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A:BD-ROM doesn't recognise writeable discs

It may well be a read only drive.

If you do not have a spec. sheet to check, download, install and check the drive capabilities with VSO Inspector.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/296681-bd-rom-doesnt-recognise-writeable-discs.html
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A:computer doesn't recognise cd rom drive

closing duplicate, view this thread
http://forums.techguy.org/t73441/s5de68d956712aa210a403ca088acef4f.html
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/computer-doesnt-recognise-cd-rom-drive.73438/
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A:Sony Vaio doesn't recognise CD's

Do you have a bootable CD?

Do you know how to configure the computer to boot to a bootable CD?

If yes to both, do so. If it succeeds, you know the problem is within Windows or a program.

If it fails, you know the problem is the drive [ or possibly the bootable CD. Be sure to try > 1 bootable CD if the 1st one fails. ]

RF123
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/sony-vaio-doesnt-recognise-cds.686430/
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A:Computer doesn't recognise speakers

You probably need to reinstall the motherboard audio drivers or audio card drivers.

These are motherboad specific, but the specs in your sig give no clue that would allow us to point you to the right makers website to download them.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/computer-doesnt-recognise-speakers.516179/
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Hello and Welcome to TSF

The disc may be dirty/smudged/scratched.
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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/pc-doesnt-recognise-vista-installation-dvd-228490.html
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A:ACT doesn't recognise my wordprocessing program

Version of ACT! (full build from Help | About)?
Version of Office?
What operating system?
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How many emails are you trying to send?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/act-doesnt-recognise-my-wordprocessing-program.806580/
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A:DVD Drive doesn't recognise or read CDs

bonkers186 said:

Okay... I have a new DVD drive which worked fine until a few days ago. I run Windows XP and the drive is a NEC DV 5800A. it just suddenly stopped reading CD roms...only recognises DVDs. Tried cleaning, flashing and all, but nothing doing. Any thoughts on what might be the cause?Click to expand...

dvd rom drives have 2 lasers the laser that reads cd may be burned out.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dvd-drive-doesnt-recognise-or-read-cds.354162/
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If you are talking about Devices in Devices and Printers, this shows all the devices that have connected to your network, including your computer (eg) Cable or Satellite TV box, Smart TV, Blu-Ray player, Printers as well as any other phone, MP3 player or computer etc. If these devices have ever connected to the internet from your router, they will show in your Devices and Printer. If they are no longer connected to your network they will be greyed out. If you no longer have this device, you can right click it and choose Remove Device.
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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/my-pc-thinks-i-have-devices-i-dont-have-but-doesnt-recognise-what-i-do-have-1139378.html
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In my opinion it cannot happen without any reason.
Have you made anything that can be responsible for this? BIOS update maybe?

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?68513-Tecra-R840-16J-reboot-with-the-fan-at-full-power-and-no-activity
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I believe calibration needs to be performed to set up the fan speed table.
A Toshiba Service Center can do this.

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?88220-Tecra-A9-After-CPU-upgrade-fan-runs-constantly-on-full-power
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/itunes-doesnt-recognise-ipod-classic.992404/
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https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/Brand-New-T560-doesn-t-recognise-battery/td-p/3381782
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Hi do you have the 2 six pin power connection connected to the card?

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A:xp install doesn't recognise SATA disc

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/xp-install-doesnt-recognise-sata-disc.706274/
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A:E: Drive doesn't recognise discs inserted

It doesn't recognize a specific cd or any cd?

Let's make sure the driver works. Insert a BOOTABLE disc, make sure the optical drive is the first device in your bios boot order, and reboot. Does the system see the drive at boot?

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A:UEFI doesn't recognise my bootable USB device?

Welcome to EightForums.



Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Forums
Than type> convert gpt

UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

The only 3rd party software that I know of, that fully supports Windows 8 is PARAGON 12.

Paragon 12 now supports Windows 8 uEFI, GPT & Secure Boot.

PARAGON Software Group - News: Significant booting challenges on EFI systems when upgrading to Windows 8

   Information

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8




Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03502680.pdf








Originally Posted by HP/Compaq



Creating HP Recovery media

HP Recovery Manager is a software program that offers a way to create recovery media after you
successfully set up the computer. HP Recovery media can be used to perform system recovery if the
hard drive becomes corrupted. System recovery reinstalls the original operating system and the
software programs installed at the factory, and then configures the settings for the programs. HP
Recovery media can also be used to customize the system or aid in the replacement of a hard drive.



Performing an HP System Recovery (Windows 8) | HP? Support

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A:Windows doesn't recognise partitioned pendrive

Run disk check

Vista will not read flash drives using FAT

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/221439-windows-doesnt-recognise-partitioned-pendrive.html
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A:Windows 7 laptop sometimes doesn't recognise USB devices?

Here are the results from SysInfo:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise , 64 bit
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-7-laptop-sometimes-doesnt-recognise-usb-devices.978602/
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A:Roxio program - Doesn't recognise any disks

Uninstall the Roxio program...try a different burn program...or reinstall the Roxio program...see if there are differences.

Louis

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/355705/roxio-program-doesnt-recognise-any-disks/