I have problems with entering the BIOS and boot. My device requests a password, what can you do? Toshiba service centers in our city is not present. All I could do - press control, tab, control, enter, and the machine gave me PC Serial
Sorry for my English, I used Google translator.
yesterday i set the bios/supervisor password.
When i now turn on the notebook, i can see the Toshiba - Leading innovations screen and then it goes dark and won't boot any further.
The harddisk / fan / graphics card etc is working - but i don't see anything nor do i get some kind of prompt or shell or whatsoever.
I tried all those "Press, ESC, Press F2, Press F1, Press INS" stuff, nothing worked out.
I removed the battery for several mins while pressing the power button, nothing.
Maybe somebody has some kind of clue whats wrong with this maschine....
Did you use some high ASCII character like ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ? etc in your BIOS / Supervisor password?
In the past the usage of such characters prevented the notebook from booting up.
In such case you had to contact the service partner in order to solve this problem.
I hope I can get some help / guidance from some one with more experience with the M400 if possible?!
I reinstalled the OS and setup the biometric security for me, which has worked flawlessly! However I stupidly also set up the boot up security (BIOS Password). So when the tablet gets turned on I can scan my finger and get in without any issues, however I now want to turn the boot up security off. So I booted it in to the OS and went to disable it....however it asks for my password....which I have forgot as I have been a typical end user and have been only using my bloody finger!
Does anyone know if I can disable the BIOS security while in the OS using the biomentric security rather than entering a password? I have tried just changing the admin password within the win OS but that doesn't work....any ideas?
Any help with be greatly appreciated!
> So I booted it in to the OS and went to disable it....however it asks for my password....which I have forgot as I have been a typical end user and have been only using my bloody finger!
You are speaking about BIOS password which you set up in the BIOS?
As far as I know you cannot remove the BIOS password if you don?t know the old BIOS password.
In such case just the Toshiba ASP could help you? just the Toshiba ASP technician could remove the unknown BIOS password
I found my old laptop, but can't boot it - forgot BIOS password. CMOS battery disconnection didn't helped.
Local support asked me go to offline service, but they want too much money for unlocking - this laptop is now cheaper himself.
USA support asked me write here
May be somebody can help to generate unlock response code?
Model is Portege R500 PPR50E-06W012RU
BIOS protection is very important feature for protection so it cannot be discussed in public forum.
If someone writes here how you can remove BIOS password every stolen Portege R500 can be unlocked.
I know it costs a bit but this should be done by Authorized service provider.
Wanted to upgrade from win 7 to win 10
First win 10 check telling "your processor not compatible "
After check for info some changes made in the bios and now . . .
Request me password !
Seems I have to contact Toshiba for solution: whom and where
any tips, info ?
Anyone have a back up bios for a Portege Z30-A-10Z laptop.
My laptop bios has locked me out with password and need to program a new bios chip with new bios.
I cant prove ownership with Toshiba with original receipt so they wont help as I purchased it from ebay a wile back and the seller is no longer registered :(
It is very stupid situation now. If your notebook is ?locked? by BIOS password you have big problem now and nobody here can help you. BIOS password must be removed by authorized service provider.
BIOS password is very important security feature so any problem with locked machine must be handled by ASP. There are several different methods for BIOS password removal and it has nothing to do with BIOS backup or some kind of new BIOS installation.
We from UsedPC a company in Holland thats sell second handed Notebooks en Computers just bought 4 of Toshiba Portege M300
We only have one problem on all of the machines, They are locked with an start up password ( bios password ) so we cant install them
Only we need the responses codes that we dont know.
Can somebody help us out please?
Read this article:
As you see to remove Bios password you should contact the asp (service center). It's user to user forum and nobody can really help you with this issue.
I have toshiba portege s100 i loss bios password when i search about it so i found a method i pressed ctrl, teb and ctrl,enter my leptop screen shows s/n and challenge code and system need response code but i do not know response code pleas help me i need response cod the s/n and challenge cod is as under,
pc serial no = 36738792g
challenge code= 7N67Y-YVDEA-XQ6VY-KMLCB-1F1ML
Unfortunately nobody here can help you with this. BIOS password is very important security feature and it cannot be solved on some public forums.
This can be solved with authorized service only.
Response code can be given by Toshiba only and they don't give it to anyone. Only authorized service provider can get it after check if notebook is not stolen.
Contact nearest Toshiba service provider and they can help you wth this.
Bye and good luck.
i have a laptop Toshiba portage M400
locked by Bios password
even i can't access the bios
how can i reset the bios
please hep me
i have an important data inside the laptop
Please check http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/FAQ35002I000IR01.htm
There you can find answer to your question.
My Portege R700M stopped working after I spilled tea on it. Service center had rejected it quoting 'Motherboard, damaged', The laptop was setup for BIOS password protection for HDD.
Even though the hard drive is intact, I am not able to recover the data from due to BIOS password protection. will Toshiba able to help me unlock the password.
I presume mainboard is defective and will be replaced. I presume HDD is OK so I believe your original HDD will be used again. After mainboard replacement you don?t need BIOS password anymore. New mainboard will not be secured by BIOS password.
At least explain the situation and Toshiba technicians will explain to you how it works.
Can anyone help with this problem.
At our site we have approx 300 of these laptops and they are all bios protected.
Recently had a problem where when inputting the bios password and it says its incorrect even though its the standard password we use on all our laptops. The user also confirms they didn't set a password...
Is it possible for the bios to somehow have become currupted (the machine was experiencing blue screens before) or how can I factory reset the bios password.
Before anyone says yes we own the machince and can prove it!
Maybe it sounds stupid but I think you should clarify this with nearest Toshiba service provider.
I use Toshiba notebooks for years now and I know for sure that Toshiba doesn?t sell notebooks with any kind of password or such kind of protection.
If you have such amount of notebooks maybe there was some special dial about configuration or protection. Anyway, BIOS password removal cannot be theme on such public forum. BIOS password protection is very important security feature and if there is some problem it must be clarified with authorized Toshiba service provider.
BIOS password cannot be set or changed from alone and, as far as I know, there is no kind of factory reset. I just know that BIOS can be set to default settings. That?s all.
Contact nearest Toshiba service provider and clarify this issue.
Very disappointed with the response from Toshiba over an issue we are having with the Z Series laptops.
Let me explain - I am responsible for the laptops at a large college in the south of the UK. We have round 40 Series laptops and on a large number of them the screws which hold he hinge covers in place have come out and become lost, in many cases the hinge covers have come off and been lost as well. The first thing that crossed out minds was 'interference' by students but as no other screws were found to be lose the only conclusion we can come to is that that there is a design fault and these hinge cover screws have worked lose over time and fallen out.
I am currently working through all our Z Series laptops and I am finding more and more lose or missing screws and additional missing hinge covers. We have bought this to the attention of Toshiba but they will not accept there is an issue - but haven't yet provided a reason why this should be happening in such numbers.
As can be imagined we are not best pleased with their response and would like to hear from anyone who has had the same issue. At over 50.00 GBP to fix each pair of hinges, you can imagine how quickly the costs are rising.
I have a Portege Z930 laptop with an SSD drive. Recently it would not boot into Windows 7. It just hangs at the "Starting Windows" screen.
I removed the hard drive and connected it to another computer via USB. This was ok, i could see all the files, so i formatted it and put it back into the laptop.
When i boot it up now is still hangs at "Starting Windows. This is confussing, as the hard drive has been formatted, and has nothing on it.
Any help please.
I have a toshiba portege z930 pt234e With Windows 7 Professional
I connected the external optical drive and was running fine
But when I installed the Toshiba Recovery Media Creator, the external optical drive disappeared
When I open the Toshiba Recovery Media Creator, Shows, No HDD Recovery Area!
I want to make a Recovery disk of the system
The Recovery Media Creator is an Toshiba tool which requires the Toshiba image files in order to create the recovery disk. The image files are placed on a different partition called HDD recovery partition.
If the HDD has been modified or this partition deleted, the recovery media creator will not be able to find the image files and you will not be able to create such disk.
So my question is: did you reinstall the Win 7 at your own hand? Did you modify the HDD in the past?
I have toshiba portege Z930 and my function keys worked until I have installed YAC (Yet another cleaner) to get rid of some malware, that worked, but the problem is that even after uninstalation, function keys got broken:
FN + y/z which should highlith the keyboard is not working (I've installed something called "Function Key" so that works for now, as well with FN 1,FN 3,FN 4, and 3+4 for volume)
but others doesn't simply work:
FN + ESC (mute)
FN + F2 (eco mode)
FN + F5 (monitor switch)
FN + F8 (wifi/bluetooth switch
FN + F9-12
Could anybody point me to right drivers for that? Thanks a lot
What Windows system is installed?
In case of Windows 7 you must install Toshiba Value Added Package
In case of Win 8.1 you need to install the Toshiba System settings.
But note: some FN key functionality depends on the 3rd software. For example you will not be able to use the FN+F2 eco mode if ECO Utility isn?t installed.
But why you don?t set the OS back to early time point before you used the cleaner tool?
My Toshiba Portege Z930-108 laptop has stopped to boot with any RAM module installed in socket.
If I remove RAM module, laptop boots and works fine, but if I install any RAM module (original 4Gb 1600 or a new 4G 1600 CL9 or 8G 1600 CL11) computer cannot boot.
The screen stays black and power led is blinking two green and two orange, and some seconds after, 3G indicator also on in blue.
This is the only problem that I have with this computer, but it's strange.
I have updated BIOS to last version and problem is not solved.
I have tried to reset hardware (http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB3B03J90000R01.htm), also I have tried to reset hardware with power button pressed 30 seconds without battery but no success.
Any idea about this strage problem?
I guess you used wrong or not fully compatible RAM modules.
This is only one plausible explanation.
I would recommend you to order the RAM modules recommended by Toshiba which are:
4GB DDR3-1600 PA5037U-1M4G
2GB DDR3-1600 PA5037U-1M2G
My daughter was using the above PC the other day, when suddenly it would no longer boot.
I've now tried to do a system restore to a backup I did a few weeks ago, but the system is reporting that the computer is using BIOS, but the backup was done with EFI
Unfortunately, on the bios settings page, I don't have secure boot listed under security.
In addition, on the system configuration page, the computer is listing the BIOS as being CSM mode.
Worse, there is no option to change that mode, as I can't select that entry.
I've now cleaned my hard disk partition, and done a system restore from the recovery media I created, but it still hasn't helped.
This poster [has a similar problem it appears|http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=311568񌄐]
How can I reenable UEFI Boot/Secure boot? There must be a way.
I spent an hour on the phone with "Toshiba Expert Care", and they've now suggested I have a hardware fault.
I'd happily replace the SSD, if I thought that would fix the problem, but it looks like the problem is elsewhere.
Furthermore, If I choose Refresh my PC after booting to my recovery stick, I get
"The drive where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try again"
The drive can be read when booting to a command prompt, so I'm not sure which drive is being referred to here.
I have a Toshiba Portege Z930-D3S laptop. I wanted to run a system recovery and did everything exactly as in the manual http://forums.toshiba.com/tshb/attac.../1/Z930_EN.pdf page 4-24, Section System recovery Options. The tool told me that the recovery partition is empty (or something like this) and the recovery cannot be performed. I definitely did not erase it and do not how it can be. Then there was an option to erase sdd and I thought that this might help (don't ask me why) and that the tool would erase everything but the recovery partition. So, I chose it.
Now I have the frozen screen with "Toshiba Leading Innovation" and cannot enter any menu neither by pressing 0, nor by holding F8. I cannon restart the laptop, it seems that it simply fall asleep when I press the power button.
Please, help me to recover the system.
USB boot option seems to have disappeared from bios boot sequence menue after I installed bios 3.00. I wonder why this happened and how I can bring it back.
normally the USB boot option is available and you can select the supported modi in the bios settings.
In a company environment it is possible to disable USB as boot device with some special tools. In this Case yo ushould ask your administrator.
If you are a single private customer you should visit an ASP.
I have an Old Portege A100, Model: PPA10A-0002LP, but I can't seem to find that model on any Toshiba website, closest I've seen is the " PPA10A-0002L".
I'm wanting to see if there's a BIOS update that will allow me to Boot from a USB Device.
The issue I am having is that I need to reinstall Windows, but the CD ROm cant read discs.
It does Network Booting PXE, but i'm new to this sort of thing and have absolutly no idea what to do there.
Any help would be great,
Portege A100 seems to be developed only for Australian market.
As you said there is a Portege A100 PPA10A-0002L model number listed on the Toshiba Australian page but the Portege A100 PPA10A-0002LP belongs to the same series which is PPA10A.
So in my opinion the BIOS should work too.
Anyway, I doubt that the BIOS update will add any further booting options.
Usually the BIOS support the booting from CD/DVD drive, HDD, LAN and USB FDD.
It should be possible to boot from a bootable diskette using an USB FDD drive.
I doubt you would be able to boot from USB ODD since this Portege A100 supports an internal CD/DVD drive.
I am having problems with direct booting into Windows 8 installed into a VHDX file.
This is a four-partition UEFI boot on a GPT drive. EFI files are residing on a second partition of disk 0 (the ESP partition) in the EFI folder. The boot virtual disk is residing on the fourth partition of that disk 0.
When I turn on the PC, it shows black screen after the BIOS POST screen. No Windows 8 boot menu, no other information is displayed. However, if I press Shift+F12 (or F12) to start Dell BIOS Boot Menu and choose Windows Boot Manager from the UEFI part of
the boot menu, Windows 8 starts to boot without difficulties.
How do I make Windows to boot automatically without having to select Windows Boot Manager in DELL BIOS boot menu?
I believe I messed up with boot sector somehow... What needs to be fixed provided that Windows 8 will boot into VHDX file?
Well this is the world we live in And these are the hands we're given...
Is there any way that someone have stored ore could save and do an original bios backup of toshiba satellite z930-154 ,i need the original because my bios is corrupt,and i could not find it any where else,i tried to download from toshiba website they only have the update not the original and is only 108 kb and my original bios have almost 7mb
if anyone can help me with an original bios backup i appreciate very much,thanks, and sorry for my enghlish
On Toshiba download page you can find latest BIOS for each notebook model. I recommend you to update BIOS to latest version.
I have issues with probook 6360b bios password..i have done everything including removing the cmost battery but nothing happened..i just see cmos reset 502 all the time without accessing the computer..pls help
Dear Customer, Welcome to HP Support Forum and we are glad to assist you. This is to inform you that all HP Business Notebooks such as Probooks or Elitebooks have more stringent security than consumer models infact they don't produce 'halt codes', the password cannot be derived from the Serial Number and thecode is stored in non-volatile memory so removing the RTC cell will not reset the password in this case. Please have a look at this link. http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/49497-HP-Probook-Elitebook-BIOS-Password-Reset-Utility Replace the BIOS chiphttp://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-Elitebook-8470p-8470w-8570p-8570w-8770w-Programmed-Bios-Chip-No-Password-... Please Contact HP Business Notebook support they should be able to send you a customized SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password. Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee1 more replies
My laptop Toshiba Tecra A9 have a problem with the BIOS password and I was wondering if you could provide me the password since I can not access anything without it
BIOS password is very important security feature and such issues cannot be clarified on public forum.
All problems with BIOS password must be clarified with Toshiba service provider.
If your notebook is blocked by password and you cannot access it please contact nearest Toshiba service and they can remove it for you.
Strange issue I have here with an Acer Aspire 5720
It originally had a bios password which I tried to clear, I put in the original password then it asked twice to enter the new password within the bios.
so I just hit the ENTER key and left the fields blank.
when the laptop booted up again it is asking
Enter CURRENT password ?
I tried to old password, does not work, tried just hitting the ENTER key and does not work either.
anyone have any methods to solve this issue please?
I have also tried to short the battery but this does not seem to clr the cmos.
Strange issue I have here with an Acer Aspire 5720
It originally had a bios password which I tried to clear, I put in the original password then it asked twice to enter the new password within the bios.
so I just hit the ENTER key and left the fields blank.
when the laptop booted up again it is asking
Enter CURRENT password ?
I tried to old password, does not work, tried just hitting the ENTER key and does not work either.
anyone have any methods to solve this issue please?
I have also tried to short the battery but this does not seem to clr the cmos.
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Beyond what you've already tried (and I assume that when you tried just "Enter" you were sure to clear the field of any characters first) we cannot assist with password issues as per the following passage in the site rules:
Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with (or ways to bypass) a forgotten or unknown password, personal identification number (PIN) or any other type of access code that may be required on a computer, mobile device or web site. As there is no way to verify the actual situation or intent, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...
Therefore I'm closing this thread.
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Call me a dunce....but I have a problem. I locked myself out of my administrator account and I can't go into safe mode because I also forgot my BIOS password. I really don't want to have to open up my computer and remove the BIOS, is there any other solutions that don't involve turning off my computer?
Im running Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3
Hi and welcome to TSF
I am sorry but forum rules prohibits us from helping with forgotten passwords.
A link to our rules can be found at the top of every page.
This post is closed.
I have a Dell Latitude D630. It has an admin password for the bios. Nothing is locked except for the settings. I can't change any of the settings in the bios. It lets me boot to windows just fine though. My question is, since I don't know that admin password for the bios, if I upgrade the bios firmware, will the admin password be deleted? Since I'm flashing the bios, I would think that all the settings will be lost. Is that the case?
Didn't you reply here, and say it worked (after the unusual 9th try ) http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic109612-109.html#post747024
A bios update can't remove passwords. As You Must Know
Oh and thanks for the extended long Title. I'm thinking this Topic of yours would be best removed? What do you think?
Hello , I have a Dell Inspiron 530 running Windows Vista Home. I am trying to access the system BIOS and it has a red password log in screen. I tried to guess and enter several log in passwords including the word DELL and none of them worked. I didn't want to enter too many wrong passwords because I didn't know if the system would lock me out. Can anyone help me by pass the BIOS log in password or some how disable it ? Thank You in advance.
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Request you to contact Dell team for the BIOS password either via DellTechCenter in Facebook or @DellCaresPRO on Twitter and they will be able to provide you a BIOS password once the ownership of the system is confirmed.
Do reach back for any query.
Regards,DELL-Akshatha MSocial Media and Community Professional#IWork4Dell
Hello There everyone. I have a problem with my Lenovo U41-70 Core i7 model. Recently I tried to install Linux onto my machine but when I tries to enter the BIOS option to get to the boot priority by pressing: Fn Key + F2 Key. It prompted me for a password! I never really set a password on this machine since I bought it other than the Windows Login Password and that password did'nt work!. Any help would be great!More replies
Is there such program which decodes or reset the bios password of a Laptop
My laptop in an old Acer Aspire 4715z
I've tried removing the CMOS
But found no jumper. I was suprised that after resetting the CMOS only the Date and Time reset.
I'll be waiting for your replies..
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I updated the bios after I had notified from Toshiba about the Bios v3.50. The process was done by the Toshiba Utility software, and after the reboot there is "Password =" on a blank screen and it not recognise my BIOS password, writing "Not certified".
I have also tried the HDD password but no luck.
What can I do now?
Before trying to update the BIOS, all passwords should be removed!
BIOS password can be removed by authorized service provider available in your country.
But the unknown HDD password cannot be removed anymore.
In such case the HDD isn?t accessible and cannot be used.
Sorry mate but in my opinion you have only one chance to get the BIOS password removed; you need the ASP assistance.
I bought my Satellite Z930 in August and installed 2GB extra RAM in it. Worked fine, the Ultrabook detected it and had total 6GB of RAM.
Yesterday I stopped ignoring these Toshiba Tempro messages and installed the suggested BIOS Update to Bios 2.20 (don't know which version it was before). Now I have several problems:
*First one*, my Ultrabook doesn't start anymore with the extra RAM. I press the power button, then the power LED starts blinking: 2 times yellow, 1 time orange in loop. The screen stays black and the CPU fan raises to maximum level..Only when I remove the extra RAM, then it starts.
*Second problem*, without my extra RAM it starts, but sometimes with the CPU fan at maximum level. So i have to restart that it stops.
*Third problem*, Windows only detects 2GB of RAM. I have now no extra RAM istalled, so it should detect 4GB of RAM, like when I bought it. Now there are only 2GB...
So is this what happens when I install suggested updates? -.-
So what can I do now? At least I want my preinstalled 4GB of RAm back. Is there any BIOS downgrade, or something similar to revert the changes?
OK, solved the problem. I found a BIOS downgrade to 2.1 at this page: http://www.blog-drivers.com/2012/07/toshiba-portege-z930-notebook-drivers.html
Now I have my 6GB back :)
As the mini boots up there is a bios password prompt "Enter CURRENT Password" after I key in the password I remember, after 3 attempts it says;Password check failedFatal Error... System halted.CNU0092RNM
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I need Help with my DEll Latitude D620.
Could you tell me how to remove the BIOS Password Or I need a code to unlock it.
The Service Tag: JP96VC1
Express service code: 42885955873
Hi, Im trying to update the BIOS on my HP Probook 6555b, but get prompted for an admin password, which i do not know. I have removed the battery and the RTC battery, however when i start backup i get the below error and the default admin password gets restored. Is there a way to reset the Admin BIOS password please? The CMOS checksum is invalid. The CMOS will be reset to the default configuration and will be rebooted. Please check your BIOS Setup options to see if they changed. CMOS Reset (502) ENTER - Reboot the system
@johnreid? Contact HP. http://welcome.hp.com/country/w1/en/contact_us.html Or download these files. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zu4kdgxm052l87d/AAAMi-kfX4AVH8oTCbsOM4X9a?dl=0 Insert clean USB flash drive. Then run USB Image tool. Choose the flash drive then click on RESTORE. After restore remove flash drive. Insert flash drive into locked laptop and boot.?If HDD is installed remove before booting.? At C:\OUTPUT type CD.. ?Then hit enter? Type HPBR ?Then hit enter? First thing is to save your settings. Select #3 re-program. Press ?S? to save system information. Type HPBR and hit enter. Since your model is not listed select ?SHOTGUN.? After reboot repeat ?SHOTGUN? a second time. Let me know the result so I can update my list. Some instructions here. ?If you cannot boot from USB there are instructions to make a bootable HDD.? http://mazzifsoftware.blogspot.com/2014/01/hp-bios??-unlock-for-dos.html More help here.http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/49497-HP-Probook-Elitebook-BIOS-Password-Reset-Utility?s=ad... REO I must inform you that these services are not endorsed by HP, and that HP is not responsible for any damage that may arise to your system by using these services. Please be aware that you do this at your own risk.5 more replies
I have forgot my BIOS pasword tried 3 times..the code 60778623 apears...what to do?
Please try this Password = 75650205RegardsKNRKI work on behalf of HP2 more replies
How to remove BIOS password on Toshiba Satellite Pro M30
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I'm afraid to tell you, but for this, you have to contact local ASP.
Because it is not that easy or possible the way you would do this on deskopt PCs.
This is why you have to take your machine to ASP. The guys there can remove the password.
I have a client's machine on which one of his darling little brats has created or reset the BIOS password and now denies all knowledge of the thing. I seem to recall there is either a means of generating the default password from the Service Tag or, failing that, shorting out one of the motherboard chips. That I have done before but would prefer to know which chip it is.
The system is a Dell Dimension 3100.
Anyone able to help before I condemn the thing to perdition and a drop kick into the neighbours wheelie bin?
What you describe will not happen. But you can check with Dell support to see if the computer is registered to that owner. Then Dell will send someone out as an authorized service rep with a little disk that runs the fix... and has a cost.
I would first see if the hard drive can be accessed while installed in an external USB enclosure.
If it can, then even if passworded, you can put in a replacement drive. And Dell XP install disk will work.
Then you can buy a Dell motherboard on eBay. Many Optiplex boards are cheaper, and work better than the Dimension boards... for a cheaper price... around $70 to $85.... or refurbished Dell government computers are for sale at PCSurplusonline for $120 to $180 with shipping... just move the board into the 3100. And the dell OS will work.
i have being finding it dfficult to boot my system from HDD. each time i want to enter the BIOS set up, it will request me to type in BIOS password. After Disassembling all the parts of the system, i was able to get a password reset of '12345678' after getting access into the BIOS setup. the boot order was not showing i.e. Internal CD/DVD ROM, Notebook HDD ets was not showing on the BIOS BOOT Order option. I really need your help to solve that problem.More replies
I have two questions here for two different PCs.
1. Is there a way to bypass/change/remeove a BIOS password on a computer without knoowing the current one? We have an older computer that has a BIOS otected password. I need to get into the BIOS and make changes, but I can't becasue it asks for a password.
2. We have another older machine that was setup in a way I am not familiar. When I power it on, I get 3 options
- WindowsXP Professional
- Boot Mirror C: - secondary plex
- Boot Mirror C: - secondary plex
What are those 2 other options and can I remove them and set the computer up so it just automatically boots to the OS. I reformattd the hard drive and it didn't change anything,
Thank you in advance for all your help.
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l can't use my laptop anymore, Toshiba P50-A-12Z, Intel Core i7 Haswell, 2013, since 6months, in the beginning of august.
At that time, l created a Blos password to prevent people from accessing my Computer. On boot, after type my pwd and hit "return" the display become blank and unresponsive and the computer is turned off after one minute.
I called Toshiba support which advised me to press and hold 20 sec. a button on the motherboard, turned the Computer on when it's plugged, but Blosis not reinitialized. Password still asked, still not booting.
l was used to resetting 90s desktop pcs with their Jumpers and round batteries but l can't find something similar here. The round battery is un accessible, it is protected inside a little black bag. Some Forums on the Internet talk about resetting Toshiba Satellites but their solutions date back to the 2000s. There is Nothing for a 2013 P50.
Their advice is somehow difficult:short circuit a pin or jumper while turning on. JP8 Or JRST 2001, 2002 or 2501. undert he RAM or eIsewhere. But l don't know how to short-circuit a place on the motherboard.
I can Find those JRST on the accessible side of my motherboard, but there is no visible corresponding pin or Jumper, please See My attached photos.
learning how to short-circuit is difficult, l have problems with technical english applied to electronics as english is not My mother tongue and video recordings on the subject on Youtube, are blurred whe... Read more
My Sat M30 laptop start with an bios error. The error says "Resource conflict, edit bios setting or boot" If select "boot" computer hangs before windows completely starts. I remove the wi-fi and the modem module and the same error appears. I can't upgrade the bios because the windows don't start. The bios version is 1.7. The laptop is UK version. If select "edit bios", bios start but I can't find any resource management.
(sorry for my english, I am from Spain)
I think the error ?edit bios setting? means that you should access the BIOS and should set the BIOS back to the default settings.
Please do this, save the settings and try to boot up!
My last BIOS update has failed and now my laptop Satellite PrU400 PSU45E is out of order.
I want to use the Crisis Recovery Disk with an USB floppy drive but I don't know the key combination to run the boot-block.
Is anybody can help me?
I wondering what Crisis Recovery Disk do you have ?:|
In my experience the special disk is needed which is available only for ASP technician.
Therefore it?s necessary to contact the ASP in your country in order to reflash the BIOS.
In my opinion you shouldn?t not try any ?Crisis Recovery disks? which you fond in the net? this can lead to mobo damage?
My laptop has no problem before. Recently I try to install Windows XP. First attempt fail, so I change SATA at BIOS from AHCI to Compatible, success. However the partition that I want to install*Windows XP to is not available.*
So just to test I choose my Windows 7 partition. Since it want to format the partition, I cancel the installation. After restarting windows, it stuck at bios. I restart again and change SAT to AHCI. Restart, still stuck at bios. This time I cannot enter BIOS, recovery or change boot media. Assuming the boot sector has corrupt, will reseating the cmos battery will fix this *problem. Please help. Thanks in advance.*
Somehow with guidance from Lenovo Community, I solved the problem.
For future reference:
1. Take out HDD, battery, plug off ac power.
2. Restart, change SATA Controller in BIOS to compatible, restart.
3. Check whether the SATA Controller is Compatible or AHCI. If Compatible, force shutdown laptop.
4. Put back HDD, boot with Windows 7 Recovery CD or Installation Disc.
5. Choose Autostartup Repair.
Im working on a Toshiba Laptop A105-4284, Model #: PSAA8U-0FH02K that froze while trying to flash the BIOS, so I didnt know what else to do but shut it off. Now, when I try to boot it up, it gets stuck in the same place it did during the flashing; on the Toshiba splash screen with the status bar at the bottom showing about 20% complete. I cant get into the BIOS and cant boot into Windows. Other options available on this screen are Press F2 for System Settings and F12 for Boot Menu. Pressing F2 results in a beep and the status bar changing to "Please Wait..." but nothing else happens no matter how long I wait. Pressing F12 doesnt do anything. Pressing ESC takes me to a screen that shows the typical system info -- Phoenix Technologies Version 6.00; Intel Calistoga CRB.T3A Reference BIOS; VERSION.MAK 1.53; (looks like its running POST and recognizes CPU, Cores, No TPM or TPM has a problem, and system RAM and stops there. What is my best course of action?:
- shorting out the CMOS battery (I've tried this on the solder pads marked C88, with no laptop battery, with and without the wi-fi, ram and hdd installed; Im either doing it wrong or its just not working )
- trying to reflash BIOS chip (I tried this; turned the laptop on and held down the 'c' key to boot from cd, but still got stuck at the same place)
- replacing the BIOS chip
- something else?
Any guidance or information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
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Im trying to figure out why I've had no replies yet.
Have I asked a stupidly easy question that everyone is rolling their eyes to and cant bear to tell me the answer? Or have I stumped everyone?
I have a hard time believing this is a stumper. I've found the same question posted elsewhere on the net and shorting the CMOS seemed to help. That or removing the battery altogether (its soldered to the board), but I dont think Im doing it right. Can someone give me directions on that?
or is this just a lost cause? :-/
Thanks in advance
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Greetings! I'm a sysadmin that had a former user turn in his W550s when he left your company. There's a power on password set & a BIOS password set that I do not have. I've taken out the external battery, disconnected the internal battery, and unplugged the CMOS BIOS coin battery. Will the eventual discharge of the caps allow the factory reset to occur without further action? Or is there a jumper hiding someplace that I'll need to bridge and boot briefly to clear? Thanks
The BIOS password cannot be bypassed. There is no backdoor password. The "fix" is to replace the motherboard1 more replies
So recently I purchased a Galaxy GTX 460 768MB video card. I was previously using a BFG Tech GTX 275. When I first installed the GPU I was on an ASUS P5B Deluxe WiFI Edition motherboard. I am now on an ASRock P64 Extreme4 motherboard. I mention the old mobo because the problem has been the same regardless. So I link the issue to the GPU.
Anywho, the new Galaxy card on boot, displays it's own Bios information before the mobo Bios page shows up. It's actually the first thing I see on my monitor. It just simply displays Galaxy Bios version (etc. etc. etc). It doesn't last for more than 3-4 seconds, but I personally feel it's an unnecessary delay. Especially since I'm so adamant about computer efficiency and I try to get my boot up times as fast as possible. Just a personal hobby I enjoy! So I was curious if there is a way to disable this initial Bios screen? I did many google searches and couldn't find the problem to a a perfect description. Some people did mention that it has to do with a motherboard conflict, but that's why I mentioned bother motherboards. One was old, and the one I'm on now is brand new. I've never purchased a Galaxy card until now, so I'm curious if it's unique to their brand? I've never updated Bios on a video card before and I'm not sure if it'd cure the problem either. Anyone familiar with this situation? Thank you!
Edit: I'll take a picture of the Bios screen and post it quick. I just thought about doing it, but I typed this entire message and I can't ... Read more
It will still have to do it's thing...even if you manage to make it disappear....I have had systems in the past that has done that same thing...if speed is what your after a SSD will do more for that.6 more replies
I just built a desktop with a sabertooth x79 motherboard, and am running Windows 8.1 pro 64-bit. When I click the UEFI BIOS Firmware live tile via the change PC settings>update and recovery>recovery>etc. my computer reboots normally to Windows and will not open BIOS. I have tried accessing it using the delete and f2 keys, but this does nothing either.
Any ideas? I am up to date in terms of my BIOS, and am definitely running UEFI and not legacy.
Thank you so much.
Motherboards - SABERTOOTH X79
Originally Posted by ASUS
Computer won't boot after bios upgrade.Quick history- computer was working but was dropped, damaging hdd- verified hdd damage by removing it and connecting it to another computer- verified computer hardware still good by booting and using it from ubuntu live cd- purchased SSD- changed Bios HDD support to Legacy mode so I could install w7- installed w7 64 bit professional- install went great, computer booted in windows, no lan or wifi yet : missing drivers- downloaded drivers and bios update from HP site for my exact machine to USB stick using different machine- installed audio driver- installed bios update, did not tamper with machine at all during BIOS update followed instructions exactly- after bios update s/w said bios flash was 100% complete computer just hung for 15 min's- repowered machine: only get black screen- holding down F10 while powering up gets white "F10...BIOS Setup Options" text in lower left corner of screen, nothing else happens,I tried holding the windows and B key before powering then for a minute after powering several times, nothing happened. http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833I repeated that procedure half a dozen times with and without a USB with the BIOS update software on it in a USB slot, no difference. Does my model support this key combination to load deffault BIOS settings? Do I have any other options to unbrick my machine? Any advice is appreciated.MikeMore replies
I tried to booting the computer and received the Award Boot Block Bios and BIOS checksun error. It detects the cdrom but I don’t have the CD. Where can I get the cd, like where to download it.
HP Media Center
Windows XP SP2
Motherboard: ASUS P5LP-LE (LimeStone)
I don't remember the rest.
I found the site for the motherboard. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...cc=us&product=470506&dlc=en&docname=c00379422
I was having some probelms, which the computer wouldn't start at all and a really loud sound the fan made, so I called my insurance, and they came and change the mother board twice and added a new cooling fan and power supply. All this took two months for waiting for the parts and making an appoinment with the tech.
After replacing the motherboard twice the tech told me I'm gonna order new harddrive, I don't think is the motherboard or the fan. Before leaving he suggested me to call me inusrance and tell them that you want a new computer cause its been more than two months and there has been four calls already. So, I called the insurance and got a new computer and kept the old one.
A week after receiving my new computer I took the old one for repair but at didn't at the end after they told me how much it would cost me to get it fix. Now, I'm deciding to do it myself but, I boot the computer and received something about Award Boot Block Bios. I remember the tech putting a cd to the computer when he tr... Read more
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I am running a home-constructed PC (started out life as a Dell, but i had to replace the motherboard and - well, one thing led to another).
Asus A8N-E running NVidia nForce4 with AMD processor
Windows XP professional
Zone Alarm security suite
It's been working fine for a couple of years with the odd hiccup but i transferred to Zone Alarm from McAfee about four months ago, and upgraded to IE7 - security and fire walls seem to be a big part of the problems i've had in the past so i thought i'd mention it.
last week i had the "application error with winlogon.exe" error on log on and I couldn't boot at all. I did a repair install from the XP disk which *Mostly* worked, but now I have no mouse. I am having to tab through the browswer fields to even post this message which is incredibly frustrating!
* IE has rolled back to version 6 (I guess that might be a function of the repair install)
* In the device manager there is NO "mouse and other pointing devices" entry, let alone any mouse recorded under it
* In the control panel, the mouse hardware properties are completely blank (no way of updating driver or getting more inform,ation - selecting the buttons does nothing)
* In Regedit the particular registry key that Microsoft says I should be looking for (at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/142405) which is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/System/CurrentControlSet/Services/Class/Mouse doesn't even exist in the registr... Read more
Most likely a bad mouse, or a bent mouse pin, or you are using one of those wireless mouse units, or a cheap usb mouse.
Mouse detection problems are exceedingly rare except for the above... never heard of a mouse being affected by a virus.
Uninstall Zone Alarm if you are using Internet Explorer 7.0 because you will always have problems otherwise.
I errantly switched the BIOS setting from Raid-AHCI to IEDI while attempting to allow my system to recognize a newly installed SSD. The plan was to clone my HDD to the SSD as the boot drive, but it wasn't seen in windows. Initially, was able to see it in the BIOS settings. Long story short, I switched from Raid-AHCI to IEDI and have not been able to boot the PC since. On boot, the pc turns on and the fans for the power supply and NVIDIA cards spin, but there is nothing visual taking place on the monitor. It's as if the devices are getting power, but the motherboard doesn't know they are there. Tried clearing the CMOS (unplugged, took out CMOS battery, held reset button) and that didn't seem to make a difference. There is supposed to be a "recovery" jumper on the MB (E15), but the pins seem to be missing on my motherboard, so that's not an option. I'm pretty sure that if I can get the MB back to Raid-AHCI mode, it should respond for me again. Unfortunately, without access to the BIOS on boot, I have no idea how to do that. Any and all suggestions are welcome. Thanks in advance.More replies
First time I've posted here. Nice to meet ya'll. Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to provide.
I'm having an issue with my Compaq 5108US (AMD 1.3 Ghz, 80 GB, 512 MB RAM) not booting up properly. Once powering up, nothing displays on the monitor. At first, I thought that it was my video card (ATI Radeon 9600). But given that the card is relatively new (1 1/2 yr old or so) it didn't seem like the issue. I tested a few things but to no avail. Still nothing on the monitor.
I also thought that it may be the monitor, but hooked it up to my laptop and no issues at all. Monitor works fine. I've also tried to hit F10 to get into the BIOS setup and also tried to boot from a recovery CD, but nothing works.
After trying a few other things that didn't work, I took a step back and tried to think of what else might be causing the problem. I rebooted once more and noticed that the lights on the keyboard don't ever flash and listening to the computer it doesn't seem like it's fully booting up. Given that the keyboard lights don't flash it seems like it's not booting properly through the BIOS.
At this point, I'm stuck. I have no idea what's wrong or how to fix it. I've had nothing but problems with this poor computer and am about two steps away from junking it, stripping it of any salvagable parts and buying something new. However, I can't understand why it just died on me. It was working... Read more
I would disconnect all drives and see, if you can get post ( power on self test ) if you are not able to get that then it's pretty hard to go any further.
Check your cables make sure they are attached firmly and no pins are broken or bent.
When was the last time you checked the power supply unit and I have heard of video cards failing in 6 months.
You could try unpluging everything from the board, except / cpu, ram / keyboard/ to see if this works. Then you can add devices one by one. Theirs a good chance your pc hangs up after a certain point after bootup, which could be caused by your hard disk drive.
Hope this helps.
I upgraded the BIOS on my Z30-B-119 laptop, and it is much worst than the original BIOS so I would like to downgrade it.
There was no way to save the original BIOS when updating and the previous BIOS is not available on the website.
Do anyone have the original BIOS and knows how to extract it?
Or maybe someone knows how to contact Toshiba technical team directly? (Seeing what they implemented in new BIOS, I have no hopes they read this forum or care about user opinions.)
If you wonder why I want to downgrade and what is wrong with it, see below for explanation.
I was convinced that the new BIOS would fix the problem with the fan, which switched on way too early, but it turned out they made it much worst! Now the fan switches on at 42?. Before it was 50?, which was already a stupid choice of Toshiba engineers, providing that the temperature rating of this CPU is 105? so they could keep the laptop quiet at least up to 60?, especially that many people complain about the fan in this model. Instead, Toshiba did the opposite and lowered the temperature even more.
Seeing how senseless choices their engineers make, I will never buy another Toshiba and will not recommend anyone buying their products. But since I already made the mistake an bought a Toshiba laptop, I hope I will be able to downgrade the BIOS or contact them to ask for an update.
Let me know if you know how to do it.
Toshiba Portege Z30-B-119 PT253E-01100XPL
This European model belongs to PT253E series
The Portege Z3x-B PT253U (the same model) has been released in USA and it supports the same BIOS
The BIOS for the PT253U is compatible with PT253E and can be downloaded here:
has anyone tested the new bios (4.20-WIN(ECB1.40)) for the Toshiba Portege Z30-A or is there an official change log?
Did toshiba change the fan-behaviour? The fan is not loud/annoying, but it could kick in a little bit later.
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I have a Z930-108 laptop, with a SSD drive and running Windows 7 Ultimate, which was working ok. However i recently started it up the first screen is "Windows loading files" then it freezes on the "starting windows" screen.
Any ideas please.
Anyone have tryed to upgrade Z930's SSD?
Looking for some info, they appear to use mSATA interface - mini PCI-E like conectors.
Any specific information about the disk inside?
I'm planning to put this beauty on the machine:
The mSATA connector looks very similar to miniPCI connector but they are totally different.
So your only solution is to replace the HDD with a 2.5" SATA SSD.
I have a Portege Z930 ultrabook. A day or two back the display suddenly appeared to be permanently off. However, if I look carefully I can see that the image is there but VERY, VERY dimly. It is as if the light has been turned off (although since the screen is LED that will not be the case).
I was able to source a replacement screen but that made no difference.
The video card on the motherboard is working - at least to the extent that I can plug in an external monitor and see everything correctly.
I'm wondering if a hardware switch has inadvertently been triggered and I'm missing the setting. Or I suppose it could be a witch which turns the display off when the lid is closed which has become faulty...
The Z930 has been running Windows 8.1 very happily for the past year or so.
I'm hoping that there will be something simple rather than a motherboard failure...
Thanks in advance for any insight.
In my opinion it is hardware related issue and has nothing to do with settings.
In the past we have had many threads with the same or similar problems and describes issue was related to the defective FL inverter.
Have you already spoken with Toshiba service?
Dear Members,I am in trouble with my Idea Pad Z570: I bought it couple of years ago running Windows 7. During the years of usage I had no trouble at all. With Windows 10 beeing released, I upgraded and it starts to make a lot of troubles: Bluescreen directly after boot or sign in, no WiFi, ... all the known stuff. So I decided last week to downgrade to Windows 7. But now, I am even in a bigger trouble:I tried to boot the Windows 7 from DVD and it crashed into Bluescreen saying: Windows Error 0xc0000225Restarting is not helping. So, i tried to go into BIOS to boot from another device,but I do not even get to BIOS or UEFI. So, thats a kind of Deadlock: I cannot boot from Harddisk because Windows Error 0xc0000225 appears and I cannot get into BIOS & UEFI because the Windows error 0xc0000225 comes before getting to BIOS. Hope this description of my current situation is understandable and you guys have a lot of ideas how to fix it. Thanks!TheGoonerMore replies
I have only linux (antergos) on my Portage Z30-B-100, Does anybody know of any way to flash update bios?
On the Toshiba EU driver page you can find only the win-based BIOS update version.
This means that BIOS can be updated from running system only and you need to run Windows OS in order to start the BIOS update procedure. Linux isn't supported in this case...
Here you can find the How to doc about the BIOS update
I have been wrestling with this device for a while now and I seem to be progressively making the situation worse.
My current issue is that I can no longer access the BIOS after changing a setting in the BIOS that related to USB emulation (or something like that). I was in the process of trying to make the device boot from a USB and pretty much twiddling with every setting to see what would work.
This one didn't. And now the device no longer responds to F2. It's like it is ignoring the keyboard. Doh!
Is there some way to roll back or re-flash the BIOS? Or another way to access it? I tried an external keyboard, to no avail.
How did I get here?
Well ... I was given this device to put back to factory condition and I could not find an obvious option that would do this, other than the Toshiba Maintenance Utility which looked hopeful. It offered to erase the partition (which at the time seemed fair enough) - BUT THAT"S all it did - so the machine just repeatedly boots, displays "Please insert system disk" and then reboots.
OK, I'm an idiot - but it does seem silly for Toshiba to offer an option that instantly bricks the machine?
Anyway, I've moved on from that problem to one that is significantly more dire. Not being able to access the BIOS means I don't have any options - unless one of you wonderful people can help me discover one.
I have since discovered that the next setting I was going to adjust - the Secure Boot setting - may have solved... Read more
Which notebook model do you have and which operating system do you use?
If you use Win8.1 you have access to some BIOS settings using settings in system settings. Check it out please.
I am trying to reformat a Portege p3500 for my brother's g/f. I have an external usb dvd drive and a copy of XP ready to go. The problem is I cannot get into the stupid bios. I hit esc, during the toshiba boot screen and get the following message. "check system. Press F1" when I press F1 it just goes right back to the toshiba boot screen and from there loads xp. I have looked other places on-line and supposedly pressing F1 accesses the BIOS. Doesn't seem to work for me. I am stuck please help
Boot XP, get into the Control Panel, System, Advanced... choose Startup and recovery Options... and check the timing settings for going into Windows and into recovery options. Set going into Windows to 0 seconds and recovery options to 10 seconds. De select automatic restart and send an administrative alert while you are in there. Try the F2, F10 and DELETE keys
i have a portege 2010 with a bad bios
on normal startup it goes to this screen
BIOS(Block3) is damaged! (Call your serviceman.)
so i have tried to reflash the bios the usual way.
making a floppy with
and booting up with either the bios flashing key pressed (just left of the spacebar)
or by pressing any key at the "block3" screen
it does load the chgbiosa.exe program. which reads the bios file
Flashes, and reboots
Reading BIOS file...
Erasing and Writing BIOS data...
ROM write Successfull!!
Then it Reboots
but sadly. nothing changes. it still goes to the Block 3 screen
so i am thinking that i may have a damaged bios chip on my hands.
since the successfull re-flash doesn't do anything..
so i decided to check if the chgbiosa indeed do anything.
so during the write process i disconnected the power.
(incomplete write process) and i ended up, with a (block 1)
damaged. Another bios update later.
and we are back to (Block3)
so it does write to the bios
DO NOT TRY THIS: May erase the "failsafe" part of the bios
so the question is. Where do i go from here.
i am willing and able to desolder the chip and flash it elsewhere
but i dont have a "complete" bios file only the u... Read more
So many questions and most of them should be answered by technicians. I really think you need professional help. I recommend you to call nearest Toshiba service provider and ask for help.
To be honest I don?t think you will be able to order this chip anywhere. Talk with service.
By the way: refurbished mainboard for Portege 2000/2010 with well working BIOS chip I found on eBay for 39 Euro so if you will not be able to do anything and repair BIOS buy new motherboard, exchange it and be happy.
By the way, I have Portege 2000 and it is really nice notebook.
Please can someone tell me where to find the latest BIOS for a Toshiba Portégé M400. I have looked on the Toshiba website, and all there is for Portégé is the M750, and M800.
Thanks in advance,
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I tried to Update the BIOS at my M700-110 PPM70E-02302DEN from 1.60 up to 1.80 (P005Bv180.exe).
However it fails with the error " BIOS Update is not supported OS. Unsupported OS or service pack installed."
Within the "more information" I could read "OS independent".
Is the Windows 7 Home Premium with Service Pack 1 not supported?
What's the matter?
Which BIOS is the right one for my system?
Please help me!
THanks a lot.
It seems that Vista OS was preinstalled on this notebook.
This means that you have installed the Win 7 system at your own hand.
The point is that BIOS update requires some essential Toshiba tools.
For example the Value Added Package is important software and should be preinstalled on the notebook.
Is VAP installed?
If not install the VAP before trying to update the BIOS.
i have Portege R700-1321 Laptop.
about 1 year a go i was update my BIOS version to 2.20 and after that i cant enter the BIOS!!!
try any way but noway :(
when press F2 after rebooting computer nothing append and reset again .
try to F10 ro change boot order but again just restarting :(
i need to change boot order to install new fresh OS and of course change my BIOS setting.
please help me.
if any body had a same problem or know way to fix it :(
Can you use F8 or F12 at start-up?
Is maybe ?fast boot? option enabled? Check it out please.
Open Toshiba assist > optimize > Toshiba HWSetup > Boot priority. There you should find option for boot speed. Be sure it is set to ?normal?
I have a Toshiba Portege R830, running 32-bit Windows 7 (SP1) enterprise (for work).
I also boot into Linux Mint 14 64-bit, which I have installed on a portable USB HDD (outside work).
I recently bought a USB 3 HDD, but when I connect it to the USB 3 port on my R830, it only gives me USB 2 speeds (25 MB/s).
I checked with some diagnostic utilities (usbdeview, etc), which say that the drive is connected in USB 2.1 mode.
The drive reports itself as being USB 3, the cable is USB 3 (SuperSpeed), and the port I'm using on the R830 is 3.
I experience the same, whether I boot into windows or linux.
I updated all drivers on both OSs, to no avail.
next i tried to update the BIOS, but I keep getting the following error:
"An error occurred while preparing the update environment.
You have not given permission to execute the update."
For the record, this is the BIOS I'm going from, & to.
BIOS Version : Current Ver.2.80 --> Updated Ver.4.10
EC Version : Current Ver.1.10 --> Updated Ver.1.60
Does anyone know why I would not be getting USB 3 speeds (which, for my drive, are expected to be around 40 to 50 MB/s), or why all diagnostics are saying USB 2?
Does anyone know how to overcome the BIOS update issue?
(I've tried safe mode, disabling AV, disabling NX)
Is this USB driver installed?
Please try to install it and check USB speed again.
I take out the HDD, when I stick it back; the BIOS didn?t detecting the HDD.
How can I set the HDD at the BIOS? The option drives i/o isn?t editable.
I need urgent help...
Try to access the BIOS and set it back to the default settings. Don?t forget to save the changes. ;)
A friend of mine had a similar issue and the BIOS default settings was the key.
So check it out
i do not have a floppy drive on my machine, only usb ports and a sd card slot. How can i upgrade the bios?
The easiest way is to create a dos boot cd-rom. There are several descriptions on the web. Google for it.
Add the extracted Toshiba bios files biofc67t.com, ec29nobb.bin, chgbiosa.exe and chgfirma.exe to the CD-rom.
At first boot from the cd and run 'chgfirma ec29nobb.bin'.
Now the ECKBC-Firmware is written (don't power off during flash!!!)
Than boot again from cd and run 'chgbiosa biofc67t.com'.
This flashes the Bios.
Both flash are necessary!
Here is how to extract the Toshiba bios file.
At first you have to extract the R211VOL2.exe file. Easiest way to do so is to use 'universal extractor' -- google for it.
After this you will get the file R211VOL2.IMA. This is a floppy image file.
You can extract the single files in the archiv using winimage (trial version should work).
I've been looking on the Toshiba Site for BIOS updates for a Portege 3440CT, but can't find anything for the older models. Are they still available? Also the BIOS on the laptop at the moment is 1.50, acan anyone tell me what the most recent version is?
All BIOS updates, drivers, tools and utilities for older notebook models you can find under ARCHIVE.
For your Portege there you can find BIOS version 1.60.
I have a Portege 3010ct.
When i got it, it had Windows 98 installed on it but i wanted to put Linux on it so i could learn that.
So i tried getting into the Bios to make it boot from my CD but couldn't get into the Bios or really do anything. So in a final attempt i reformatted the hdd.
Now i can't get into anything.
Can anyone help?
I tried every button i thought might get me into the Bios and even tried hitting all of them, no one can seem to get me into it.
To access the BIOS you should use and press the ?ESC? button immediately after Portege was power up.
But as I understood you right, you want to boot from the internal CD/DVD drive.
Well, you could also try to press the ?C? button.
This would enable the booting from the ODD.
Furthermore pressing F12 button would allows you to enable the boot menu on the screen.
Then choose the CD/DVD drive to boot from CD .
Check it out
I don't expect anyone to tell me how on-line!
I just need to now if this is possible and the best way of doing it.
I'd rather not use the various password cracking s/w or home-made parallel jumpers.
Can I get this done 'professionally"?
Thanks in advance,
Yes, the BIOS password can be deleted.
This procedure can only make an ASP (authorized service provider). Here you can search:
I need make cd-rom 1-st boot device.
There are no operating system installed on my hdd.
I could not change my BIOS.
I press and hold Esc button then F1.
After that i see Bios screen, but i can not change anything.
I can only escape without and with changes?
No items can bee changed?
Can anybody help me???
You don?t need to change the booting device in BIOS.
You can also set it while notebook powering up.
Press F12 immediately after the notebook has been powered on
Then a boot menu should appear.
Here you have to choose ODD as booting device and should confirm with Enter.
My current bios version is 1.6, the latest is 3.0
When trying to update the bios, I get an APPCRASH from INSTALL2.EXE
exception code c000005
I tried to run it in safe mode, but this doe not help
Thanks for help
The istall.exe should not crash and you should not update the BIOS in safe mode!
The Windows should be booted up and should run correctly!
Here is a Toshiba FAQ How to update BIOS:
Possibly the error code is related to corrupt windows OS or to missing some necessary Toshiba tools.
Using Win XP the Common Modules should be installed.
Using Vista or Win 7 the VAP (value added packed) should be installed.
I have a Portege 3440CT with bios version 1.50.
This version does not support large HDD so I thought I'd update the BIOS. (don't know if version 1.60 does either, does anyone know?)
When I try to run the bios-update-program on win2000, it says "Initial error", anyone know what's causing this?
BIOS is downloaded from Toshibas website.
I have no floppy or CD-rom available.
Have tried the updater on win98, and also in DOS and it says "this utility not available on v86 mode!"
Is there any way to place the BIOS file on a small hard drive, and boot from that?
Sorry CyB but I really do not understand you. If you check Toshiba support page you will find two BIOS updates. Both of them must be done using FDD. So now I am asking myself why you try to do it under running operating system. Sorry but it is really ridiculous.
Toshiba provide two different BIOS updates. One is TRAD (must be done with FDD) and WIN (can be done under running WXP or now Vista). For old notebook models there is no WIN version.
Is there any way to place the BIOS file on a small hard drive, and boot from that?
As far as I know something like this is not possible and you can check eBay and obtain FDD. You can get it for few bucks. It is really not expensive.
Hello to the BleepingComputer community,First of all I'm sorry I haven't finished some of the steps from the Preparation Guide. It's because these steps require a reboot (e.g. Step 6: Disable your CD Emulation Software - DeFogger will ask me to reboot the machine), and I have a bad feeling about the question if it is safe to reboot in my situation: I'm not sure if I have a type of malware which is ready to infect the BIOS - if it is so, then it could infect it much easier during the reboot process.- If there is a good way to find out what is the problem (and fix the BIOS threat part if it really is present) without rebooting / shutting down this PC, or at least without booting from this hard drive (which I feel is probably infected), then please tell me what should I do.- If you know a place / forum where I can get a specialized help for this (seemingly BIOS-malware related) situation, please tell me where I could go.- If there is no way to move forward, I'll go ahead and risk the reboot, and follow the other steps (steps 6 to 10) in the Preparation Guide, no problem.I kindly ask you to please read below the details of the problem as it occured to me, and the things I have tried so far.The PC is AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core BE-2350 2.1GHz, Motherboard Biostar TA690G AM2 (with AWARD BIOS), 4GB RAM, 200GB SATA HDD, and an ASUS EAH4870 card added a few years ago.It's with WinXP SP3, AVG Free 2012, (standard) Windows Firewall, and it's behind a router.I ... Read more
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I recently bought a Z930 laptop, and I was thinking on upgrading the RAM memory.
I wanted to buy a 8gb DIMM, but I noticed on the specs that the maximum memory allowed is 6 gb (that means a 4gb DIMM + 2gb on the motherboard). Is this a motherboard restriction or similar? If not, would the laptop run with 10gb of memory?
The max says 4GB but you may be able to get an 8GB module working if it's decent RAM that has the correct channels. But if something goes wrong and damages the mainboard I doubt Toshiba would repair it under warranty, so I think the best thing to do is stick with the recommended maximum. 6GB is plenty anyway unless you are doing heavy graphical/media creation.4 more replies
I installed W10 on my Protege Z-930 and it ran perfectly. During December Windows Update automatically installed a major upgrade for W10 and now the fan runs constantly, even when the laptop starts and CPU is very cold.
Can somebody help me ?
Install and run Toshiba Service Station, update all the utilities.
Also update the BIOS.
Install windows 8 and now to record a new track tells me that already exists, and Fingerprint uninstall and install him again but still the error, I can do.
Solusion: TFPUWBF Delete Fingerprint Tool4 more replies
I have a Portege Z930-14L with 8GB memory and wonder what is the maximal memory I can add ? I saw the following in the description, but I don't understand if that means the maximum is 12GB(4GB onboard + 8GB expansion) or 16GB ( 2x8GB)
System memory standard : 8,192 (4,069 onboard + 4,069) MB
maximum expandability : 8,192 MB
technology : DDR3 RAM (1,600 MHz)
If I understand this info right your Portege has already maximum RAM.
Fact is that your Portege notebook can handle with max 8GB memory. ON board there are already 4GB and there is only one RAM slot available for upgrade that also contains one 4GB RAM module.
With other words your notebook has already maximum RAM and upgrade is not possible.
I just buyed a Z930 Portege from Toshiba with Win7 Pro installed and 2 DVD with WIN8 upgrade.
Perfect, till I tried to make the upgrade. I changed in BIOS to UEFI and secure BOOT, started the computer with first DVD inside the DVD reader and nothing happend.
Then I started to search on the forum and find out that two other guys succeded with the update according to the paper notice of Toshiba (changing the BIOS and secure boot).
What I can do because main does not work.
Please give me an advice.
It is 12Gmodel, Core i5 vPro
Message was edited by: Doru_1
*Solved the issue.*
Just do the changes in BIOS.
Restart and wait till you got the message: restore to the factory setting.
Chose this option, put the DVD1 with W8 from Toshiba in the external ODD and follow the onscreen advices. Just one will be, with changing the DVD1 with the second one.
That is it. You have W8.
I'd like to know what is the recommended memory by Toshiba to upgrade the RAM at the maximum amount.
I own a Portege Z930 16M part number PT234E-08P05SIT.
If I undestood weel it needs a 4GB DDR3 memory to get to the maximum of 6GB (2 on board+4), right?
What manufacturer recommends Toshiba?
Compatible 4GB RAM has part number PA5037U-1M4G.
Check it out.
Hi, new to this forum. I have a Portege z930-14D laptop with 64 bit system with Intel Core i5-3437U processor and Windows 7 professional. I was using an external screen till recently. When i stopped using it, i noticed that the function key for display brightness wasn't working. When i pressed fn key and f6 or f7, brightness setting came up but i could change the brightness. All other fn key related operations were fine. I saw some online forums for this problem and followed their recommendation around upgrading diplay driver and value added pack from the UK support website of Toshiba. Also clicked on restart flash cards. Nothing seems to have worked and now the fn key itself has stopped working i.e., nothing happens when i press fn key and i cannot perform any operations using fn key. Please suggest what could be a solution to this problem. Thanks.
Uninstalled and then reinstalled display driver and value added pack and the fn key has come back but still cannot change brightness. Please advise.1 more replies
we have a Port?g? Z930 with Win 7 preinstalled.
Now we want to upgrade to Win 8.
There were two Win8 DVDs supplied.
Can I use this DVDs for upgrade?
How should I use the DVDs without a drive?
I tried the DVD with another laptop and the DVDs are not bootable.
Thanks in advance!
> How should I use the DVDs without a drive?
I assume you cannot use them if you have not external CD/DVD drive?
Maybe you could borrow such drive from a friend?
Otherwise try to copy the content of the disk to a USB flash memory stick and then try to boot from the stick.
But to be honest, I?m not quite sure it this would functions.
Additionally check this:
I was running running an installation that edited the bios, while it was in progress I had a power cut and now when I switch the computer on, the monitor just says no signal. I am running Windows 7, is there anyway I can fix this? Really can't afford to replace the motherboard but might have to :/ thanks in advance.
running an installation that edited the bios
Can you explain what was editing the bios?
Which motherboard is this? There may be a jumper that will reset the BIOS back to defaults.