I have a old Tecra 9100 with years of good service, and this is my first problem, but is a great one, after a forced reboot the screen shows a BIOS block 1 damaged message. I have tried to repair the BIOS upgrading to the last version I have found, the 1.6 one, but its a Windows version (to upgrade from a running Toshiba computer I think) and when I try to run it in another computer to generate a FDD and upgrade BIOS, I cant, beacuse a Toshiba common modules message.
Its there any BIOS diskette image-archive I can dowload to perform the BIOS upgrade in the BIOS?
Thanks in advance.
All you can find is stuff on Toshiba support page. I don't know where you live but try to contact nearest Toshiba authorized service provider.
They have access to Toshiba database and they can obtain all this for you. Make a call and ask for help. I am pretty sure they will help you to solve this BIOS issue.
I have a Tecra 9000 with a broken BIOS.
I looked up the BIOS upgrade FAQ  and searched the forum (found ). However, I have no Windows installation and at least my Toshiba Tecra 9000 does not have a floppy drive, so I cannot follow the procedure described there.
My BIOS update can be found for the notebook with serial number 32222375G: http://de.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/jsp/supportMyProduct.do?service=DE&userAction=SMP_RESU LTS_PAGE&partNumber=PT900E-08YZG-GR&serialNumber=32222375G&USER_ACTION=Serial%20num ber
So what should I do?
BTW: I have real trouble posting on this forum. I cannot post the exact BIOS error message because the forum software claims I used profanity. The relevant part is contained in the subject line of the thread.
download a diskette version of the bios called "trad".
- can you still boot your machine?
- can you install anything to harddisk?
if both answers were yes then do the following:
- do a dos installation on your harddisk (this can be done on another machine)
- decompress/unzip the bios diskette do a hdd
- insert hdd in your machine and run bios update
if the answers were no: see a servicepartner to have it done
I have problems with updating the BIOS of my Tecra 9100. The current version is 1.5, and I want to update it to 1.6, so that the UJ-820 DVD-RAM will work.
I have tried to do with the windows tool within the Zip-File (error message: User does not have administrator privileges), and with bootdisk (error message: unknown chipset).
What can I do next?
You are right. On Toshiba support page there is 1.60 update available for old Tecra 9100. As I can see just one option is available ? WIN option. That means you must do it under running Windows. So the option with bootdisk cannot be done at all.
Start your Windows, download update (910078v160.exe) and extract it to the desktop. Close all running applications and execute exe file. That?s it!
Hello, I hope I'm posting my thread in the correct part of Your forum...
My question is - is there anything I could do if I forgot my BIOS password for the Toshiba Tecra t9100 LapTop?
Model no: pt910e-0049g-dk
Thanks in advance for Your swift reply
Unfortunately you cannot do anything and you need help from Toshiba service provider. They can delete old password.
Check please - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB4600PR000JR01.htm
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?
http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=2YDK7&fileId=2731099313&osCode=W764&productCode=studio-xps-9100&languageCode=EN&categoryId=BIthe BIOS (ver. A04) were updated on 3 July 2014 and it is "recommended" to update them. I downloaded (File S9100-A04.exe) and did the checksum verification... all successful.
HOWEVER, after successfully flashing the BIOS (or so it seems), Windows System Information shows the following:
BIOS Version/Date: Dell Computer Corporation A04, 10/21/2010
Reviewing the contents of the RAR compressed files reveal that they are exactly the same as the ones I downloaded in Feb 2013, with most files dated 3/17/2010.This is confusing, conflicting with the stated information on the page, and overall disappointing.Does anyone know whether there was an actual update to the BIOS on 7/3/2014 and, if so, where the updated file can be found?Thank you,
Did you scroll down to see this part:
Systems: Dell Studio XPS 9100Version: A04Build Date: 10/21/2010
I own a Gateway 500SE with serial #0027016292. I went to intel's website and looked up my motherboard, the d845pt, to see what processors I could use with my system as I am considering a processor upgrade. I noticed that I would need to update my BIOS to use a different processor. my computer has the P03 BIOS, and i downloaded the flash update for the P08 BIOS. I followed the instructions and my computer shut off. When it began to boot, I got error mesage CMOS/GPNV checksum bad. I waited a few minutes, then restarted the computer. The same error message appeared. I went to the intel website again and found that if this happens, to use a special recovery disk to fix my computer, and it did not help. Then I found out that if I remove certain jumpers, it would bring my computer into a special recovery mode. I put the floppy in and tried this, still coming to the same error message. After some more trying, i found that if i entered setup by pressing F1, then pressing ESC with the floppy loaded, the floppy would begin to boot. After the floppy booted, a loading bar flashes onto the screen, quickly followed by 3 error messages which disappear too quickly to read. Then I am left at a command prompt.
I can not figure out what to do with this. My computer is still under warranty until May 23, 1005. I need this computer fixed, as it has all of my valuable school data saved on it. Do you have any tips on fixing? I tried pulling the CMOS battery already. Thanks in advance.
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OK, from here it started ,,
I got my computer 4 years ago when the LGA 775 socket was new in the market, with 512 MB RAM
recently, i bought a nVidia 6200 GFX card to install in it, it have got a PCI-EXpress 1.0, but when i installed it then my pc doesn't detected it, and i left it in the slot, and keep on using the built-in one, once a came through intel website, there was a update for my 915GAV bios, i applied the update, and suddenly the GFX worked, But since then, i am having problem, like longer delay in bios display, harddisk not detecting, cd-rom not detecting etc.
should i reflash my BIOS back to its original date,, or not
Please help me
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I was wondering what's fixed in the new BIOS. Toshiba does not disclose any information about changes in updates (why? It's really a weird thing to do).
Does anybody know, what it does? It's the third update already, and still nothing.
It seems that such details about BIOS changes are not available on Toshiba European driver page.
I found some details about BIOS updates and improvements on Toshiba US driver page but Tecra S11 is not listed. Maybe because it was note released only in USA.
You could get in contact with a local ASP in order to get some information about changes in BIOS. Maybe the guys could provide some info? then you could share it with us?
I have TECRA A3 Laptop I want to when my laptop shutdown so i do connect it laptop charger so my laptop automatic on without press power on button. now a days this feature add other companys in bios (Power option). it feature is use a veary simple when u will power wair in ur computer r laptop so u r computer automatic on without press power button.............
Are there instructions to do BIOS update for my Tecra R940/Win7Pro/64bit?
On Toshiba BIOS download page you can download WIN version. That means after BIOS download you must execute it under running Windows as every other application.
By the way: is there some reason for BIOS update? Have you noticed some troubles with your machine?
Having installed WXP over the original 2000 I have lost most of the utilities.
Have downloaded the new BIOS and utilities etc, but cannot install the BIOS as it demands to be loaded via floppy disk and pressing F12.
*I dont have a floppy on this machine. How can I load this bios via CD, memory stick or any other way?*
there is a list of methods of how to install new bios [here|http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/faq.jsp?service=EU&FID=TRO0000000b07]
Hope this helps!
Could you provide me an update for the BIOS of my Tecra A8-133 (PTA83E-0E403NS4) laptop ?
I have installed Windows 8 Pro but i can't access my BIOS anymore. Each time i try to press F2 i have acces to the 5 options down on my screen but when i choose one and press Enter nothing happens, it just take me on Windows 8 !
Please help me =)
edit : i run a 64-bits Windows 8
BIOS updates for all supported notebooks you can find on http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/download_bios.jsp
By the way, perform complete shutdown and then try to enter BIOS settings.
Check please http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB2B03EY0002R01.htm
My Hard Disk in Tecra S11 died, and I have purchased a new SSD.
Everything work OK, but I can not update BIOS any more. Update utility show an error:
Error: Preparing to update was failed.
You have not given permission to execute the update.
What to do? Please help.
> Error: Preparing to update was failed.
> You have not given permission to execute the update.
Do you have Admin rights?
Sounds like the issue could be related to missing privileges which are needed to run a update.
You could enable the admin account following these steps:
Choose command prompt (the black box cmd)
In the box type net user administrator /active:yes
Then log out. Usually an additional user account should be visible ?Administrator?.
Now log in using this account and try to execute the BIOS update.
Note: in many cases the VAP (value added package) is needed to run the update BIOS.
Be sure also, that package has been unzipped correctly before running the exe file.
I have my Tecra A8 PTA83E-0FJ05DJK laptop, and I want to update its BIOS, but in TOSHIBA's BIOS update webpage there are no updates for my laptop.
How do I do?
BIOS update for your older Tecra notebook you can find on BIOS download page - http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/download_bios.jsp
Of course you can find it if you choose option ARCHIVE.
By the way: if there is no some problem with your machine I think you should not change anything.
Don't change well working machine.
After doing a bios update my Dell 1501 restarted but at bootup it gives me 1long beep and 2short; and my screen stays black.
I am assuming my onboard videocard did not react well with the bios update. However If I click enter after it gives the error beeps my laptop startsup and I can even hear the logon sound and everything which is a good sign because my entire motherboard is not damaged.
Iv tried connecting an external monitor and press fn+f8 to switch to it but once I do this I notice my laptop freezes. To check this I press buttons such as caps-lock but the lights dont turn on anymore, they do turn on if i do not press the fn+f8. Iv tried this procedure immediately after turning the laptop on but it freezes then also.
So i think it is cut clear that my onboard videocard is damaged. My question is- if i connect any external usb videocard on it will it switch to that usb videocard automatically so that i can connect a monitor on that usb videocard to get some display? I was thinking doing this immediately after pressing the 'on' button but Now that i think of it im thinking maybe i could let it startup and then connect the usb videocard hoping it would install itself and display on the external monitor. The bios update placed a backup of my old bios on the desktop before restarting so if i could only get some display then i could install the bios with the previous update and hoping the onboard would work again.
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Hey , guys. I recently did a BIOS update on a Toshiba Tecra 8100 Laptop running Windows 2000. After the update, while the system appeared to be working normally, the screen won't show up. I tried connecting the laptop to an external monitor, but nothing happened. Is there anything I can do?
Did you press [Fn] then one of the functions keys [F8] or the one with the picture or words that say CRT/LCD. I own the Tecra 8000 this is the only way it's going to switch screens from the LCD Panel to CRT. Also how did you update the BIOS through DOS right? If you lost the LCD Panel or when you reboot the Laptops and don't see the words Toshiba or is it just blank screen. Does any of th lights light up for power, HD and battery?
has anybody tried to install the bios update 2.30?
It is not working for me. I've just bought an SSD and the bios does not recognize it?
Here is a How To:
+How to update the BIOS on Toshiba notebooks?+
Usually there should not be a problem with a BIOS update.
Note; the package should e unzipped and saved on the HDD. All applications and processes should be closed before performing an update.
Hey , guys. I recently did a BIOS update on a Toshiba Tecra 8100 Laptop running Windows 2000. After the update, while the system appeared to be working normally (LEDs on, a little HD acivity but no windows boot), the screen won't show up. I tried connecting the laptop to an external monitor, but nothing happened. Is there anything I can do?
(Update) I am able to get to the bios upgrade screen by holding down F12 before pressing the power button. Is there any other way to upgrade the BIOS besides using a floppy drive?
yes- read the bios update guide in the guides forum.
also post in the correct forum next time (the mobile computing forum)
I have problems with updating the BIOS of my Tecra R10J. The current version is 1.4, and I want to update it to 3.0, so i have downloaded from Toshiba web site the correct file named "P006Cv300.exe" released from 11/04/2009. This is a BIOS update ONLINE into a real session of Windows 7. Simply, right click the compress exe, click run as admin and that's all but ......... for me it said :
*"[Error] The starting of service was aborted. User does not have administrator privileges"*
see below :
I've tried it with :
- closed AV, Firewall, etc ...
- disable UAC
- Run as administrator
- Tried with an another admin account
- Safe mode (bios update does not support safe mode)
- direct local administrator session
No change. Still the message "User does not have administrator privileges".
Need help please, found nothing on Google (similar Bios problem but not solved !!!!!)
Did you install Win7 yourself?
I believe you need to install the Toshiba Value Added Package, so the BIOS file can read the system details properly.
ps. Did you install 32bit or 64bit?
I updated the BIOS through Windows and my Tecra A6-EZ6311 asked to reboot, but not restarted, the LEDs light up but the screen stays black.
I downloaded the BIOS and recorded a bootable cd and started the notebook holding FUN + N keys, it speeds up the coller lights and other lights on the keyboard but nothing happens and I've done the same with pendrive but not flashing lights pendrive. I wonder if I still have a chance to save my notebook and how to proceed.
The USB ports do not flash the stick, as upload the bios in pendrive? Computer turns on but the screen stays black, if you press the keys Fun + B connects the notebook with accelerated fan and other luzez acessas on the keyboard, as if waiting for the upload the bios. But where do I upload this is not flashing lights in pendrive and writing ISO Bios in the CD drive spins the cd a few times and then nothing happens and I left for half an hour and not resolved.
Thank you very much.
I found your notebook on the Toshiba US support page:
There I could find also the compatible BIOS version.
I downloaded the BIOS package (it was exe file). But I could unzipped this package by clicking right and choosing ?unzip here?.
Within the BIOS folder I found readme.txt file. There you can find the instruction how the BIOS update work.
Also there was a notice that BIOS KeyInstallation Method, can sometimes be used to recover from the failure. If it does not, you'll need to contact Toshiba Authorized Service Provider (ASP) in order to fix it :(
Recently been given an M10-10I to reinstall the OS. WinXP wont install at all so am trying to update the BIOS as it seems quite old (V1.5). Latest (and only available) version for this machine appears to be V3.0. Download and attempt to run the file "P0065V300" and get the message:
TOSHIBA BIOS Package Ver.3.3.0
This computer is not supported
What can I do? Its supposed to be for this model!
Also would prefer a boot disk version but hey I can use a Windows version assuming it will run on Win7.
Tecra M10-10I belongs to the PTMB1E series and according to the Toshiba EU driver page, the BIOS v3.00-WIN is the latest BIOS version which is available for this model.
The BIOS update requires some additional Toshiba tools like VAP (value added package for Win 7)
If this driver isn?t installed, the BIOS update would not work.
I want to update BIOS to latest level v1.6 .
I don't have a selectabay FDD ,only a DVD drive.
Now it would take 3 DVD's to do this i presume .ie having to sequentially update the BIOS to the latest.,
v1.4 then 1.5v and lastly v1.6.
Does the board support booting of a USB Mem stick, or a USB FDD.
Any thoughts on the best way to do this.
Is there a utility that I could download and do it from windows..
My system is an 820E. Tecra series 8200.
I doubt you cannot do this.
Toshiba page provides a trad BIOS update which can be update only using the FDD drive.
Please check this Toshiba BIOS update ?How to? document:
[How do I update the BIOS on my Toshiba Notebook and where can I get the latest BIOS for my machine?|http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/faq.jsp?z=234&service=EU&from=faq_selection&CFID=B IOS&FID=TRO0000000b07]
My computer is a year old. It was completely fine until I noticed it had stopped charging the battery. After some googling I found there might be a BIOS update I had missed. When trying to install the BIOS update I get a message saying I have to plug in my computer first (which it always is as the batter doesn't have a charge).
The BIOS update program says it wants to upgrade as follows:
BIOS Version : Current Ver.2.60 --> Updated Ver.3.20
EC Version : Current Ver.1.80 --> Updated Ver.1.90
OS: Windows 7
BIOS file I downloaded: bios-20110714132558
Is this a known issue with a fix available?
Are you sure that you have downloaded and used the right BIOS version!?
I read about the similar error message and finally the user used not compatible BIOS.
Furthermore the VAP (value added package) should be installed in order to update the BIOS!!! In you case I would recommend reinstalling this tool too.
But I?m not quite sure if BIOS update will help you to fix the battery issue?
Maybe you need to replace the battery?
My laptop is a Tecra R10-10J PartNumber PTRB1E-00D002FR, BIOS version 1.40 13/11/2008.
I recently purchased and installed two 4GB RAM modules (8GB). Entering BIOS setup, I see 8GB detected. Windows 7 64bit also detects 8GB but only uses 3,80! MemTest and CPU-Z diagnosis are good for entire 8GB. I switched RAM modules from one slot to the other but nothing changed.If I replace one 4GB memory module by a 2GB, Windows 7 uses 5,80 which is well. Same result whichever 4GB memory module or slot I use.
I assume that issue comes from BIOS. Version 1.40 does not support Memory Mapped I/O feature.
So I followed instructions on "http://fr.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/?download_drivers_bios.jsp?" to find last good BIOS update package for Tecra R10-10J. I downloaded and executed BIOS310?.exe but received error message "This computer is not supported"?.
Is anyone can tell me how to update my BIOS or is anyone has a better idea to enable full support of 8GB RAM?
Thank's to all !
You should install the VAP (value added package) or if this package is already installed, you should reinstall/update this.
Disable Antivirus software and disable security things like firewall etc?
Hope you have luck...
1. I have a 500 MHz processor on my 8100. I'd like to upgrade it to max capacity. My guess it's 800MHz since that's the highest the series went to.
But if it is 800 MHz, will any PIII Mobile on this frequency do? Or should I check for special parameters of the processor?
2. I don't have a floppy drive, neither means to get one. And I'm not going to ebay one just for a BIOS update. Any ideas? Will a bootable CD with the files do the trick?
3. What's the slot of the DVD-ROM and what replacement models can I use? The 8200 went as far as an 8x DVD-RW. Could I go further?
Thanks. Hopefully my post is OK like this instead of three different posts.
1. Have a look at the other Tecra 8100 models to determine what CPU's are compatible.
2. I dont think a bootable CD would work, you need to follow a special procedure to update the BIOS, and it requires a floppy drive. If there is a Windows version, you should use that instead.
3. Upgrading the DVD drive can be difficult since you need to use the correct Master/Slave settings and it needs to have the same faceplate design of the original one.
Personally, I would sell the laptop and buy a faster second hand one. It may work out to be cheaper.
I am having difficulty updating BIOS for a Toshiba Tecra A9 -11i laptop, (using latest update from the official toshiba european site); after running the bios launcher (version 3.2.8)
I get the following message ' this computer is not supported"? The current installed bios version is 1.5 , date 7/5/2007
also if i may add a couple of further issues:
the function buttons tdon't appear to be working;,,
the led light for the 'FN' key lights up when key is pressed so assume FN key works, but there's no response when pressing the ''FN' key and one of the f number keys - i installed the command module software as have been advised but this hasn't solved it.
I also having difficulty getting AHCi' mode to work in Windows XP Pro SP3; I have intel chipset 965m +ICH8M, the Intel ICH8M serial ata storage controller-2828 shows in device manager- the matrix storage manager won't run so i copied the file iastor.sys from the matrix manager folder into C:/Windows/Driver/system32 and edited the registry as read elsewhere on the forum but have had no joy.
any advice would be greatly appreciated,many thanks.
> I am having difficulty updating BIOS for a Toshiba Tecra A9 -11i laptop, (using latest update from the official toshiba european site); after running the bios launcher (version 3.2.8)
I get the following message ' this computer is not supported"? The current installed bios version is 1.5 , date 7/5/2007
This error message appears if you want to update a BIOS which is not compatible with your notebook model.
Toshiba European driver page provides the 2.10Win BIOS for this notebook model.
So you used definitely wrong BIOS.
> there's no response when pressing the ''FN' key and one of the f number keys
Common modules controls the FN buttons.
So the issue should be solved installing Common Modules v 6.06.00, Utilities 4.30.15
Note; You have to press FN + 1, 2, 3 etc? DON?T press FN + F1 etc?.
> I also having difficulty getting AHCi' mode to work in Windows XP Pro SP3; I have intel chipset 965m +ICH8M, the Intel ICH8M serial ata storage controller-2828 shows in device manager- the matrix storage manager won't run so i copied the file iastor.sys from the matrix manager folder into C:/Windows/Driver/system32 and edited the registry as read elsewhere on the forum but have had no joy.
Firstly be sure that AHCI is enabled in BIOS!!!
Furthermore the Intel Storage Manager controls the AHCI so you should slipstream the AHCI driver to the Win XP CD as described here:
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I searched in this forum for a solution to update the BIOS without a floppy drive. The only one i found was this thread [http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=66966&tstart=0] , but there is no .iso file for the tecra 8000 series.
is there any solution to get the new bios installed on my tecra 8000 without any floppy drive ?
I have checked Toshiba BIOS download page on http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/download_bios.jsp and TRAD BIOS version is offered. This old Tecra is maybe 10 years old and at this time Toshiba has offered traditional BIOS update only.
Win versions are offered later with newer Tecra 9000/9100.
Maybe stupid question now but why do you need BIOS update?
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 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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When i'm trying to install the bios update 12/09/12,3.90-WIN(EC_KBC1.60) i receive the following message: this computer is not supported.
Bios update I've downloaded from the Toshiba Bios update section for Tecra R840-PT429E ,windows7-64Bit.
Is the a reason to update the BIOS or do you want to update the BIOS just because new BIOS is available?
Do you have an serious issues with the notebook?
I did not update the BIOS even if new BIOS is available for my notebook because I?ve got no issues.
However, the BIOS requires the VAP (value added package).
This package can be downloaded from Toshiba EU driver page?
If there is some problem with VAP, the BIOS update would not start.
So reinstall this VAP to check if this helps?
This shuts down while using and emits 6 beeps while flashing amber on the power button. I can shut it down and restart after five minutes and it runs fine - until the next time it does it. I ran Dell diagnostics and it passed all with flying colors.
I do not have a usb keyboard anymore (wireless) so I cannot get into set up to check for codes. Per Dell, the beep code of 6 for the XPS series is real time clock failure. All other info I see says it is video card. Current vid card is Radeon HD 5870 which is old, I know. Does any one know what I should get as a replacement, assuming it is the video card? TIA
According to the manual for this exact model, 6 beeps is video card or chip failure, and 5 beeps is Real Time Clock failure.
So start by reseating the video card in its slot and make sure the video card fan (assuming it has a fan) is clean and working. Check that all other fans are clean and working too.
If you have to replace the video card, you can use any PCI-e x16 video card that requires no more than 300W, supports whatever version of Windows you have, has video output ports that match what your monitor(s) use, and fits the budget.
And you can use a wired USB keyboard, you don't need to use a wireless one...
hi, i am lost on how to by-pass my dell bios, i have erased all my hard drive as i was going to set up for grand kids- in the process i locked myself out
have tried about everything i can find
any help thanks in advance
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I am receiving this message when I run sp76205: The system BIOS update file (c:\SWSetup\SP76205\hpqflash\ROM.CAB) is missing or corrupt. The system BIOS will not be updated." SP76205 was just released in June 2016 and I noticed other user are experiencing the same issue with it. Please provide a fix BIOS update or explain how to run this current update...More replies
I flashed the BIOS to A04 some months ago and never paid much attetion to it. The flash said it was successful. But when I looked at System Properties, it gives the BIOS date as 10/21/2010; the BIOS was released 10/31/2011. Is this correct? It seems that date is older than BIOS A02.
I only run a bios update to fix a specific issue. If you just went to A04 because it was newer, I wouldn't worry about the date thing. Now, if your correcting a specific issue, try reflashing A04. But understand, if the bios update fails, your motherboard is bricked.4 more replies
Hello i have a inspiron 9100 laptop that thinks it has 266mhz memory, no matter which memory you give it!
It stops booting and tells you to install 333 or 400mhz memory and to hit f1 to shutdown.
I tried fooling it by removing the bios battery and turning it on, well now it tells you the time is off and when you go there and correct the time it goes ahead and boots just fine.
Turn it off and backon then it remembers that it thinks it has 266ddr and to hit f1 to shutdown.
I tried updating the bios flash but it gives me an error message saying that it doesnt support this hardware..
I have several 9100 mbs....can i remove a chip and reinstall on this one and maybe fix it????
Not likely. The BIOS chip is soldered in... and doesn't really seem to be the problem anyway.
I would remove one memory module, and see what it does with the other, then reverse the memory modules... as it very likely could be a failed memory module, or one improperly inserted.
My Samsung series 3 laptop has been sending out popup messages telling me I need a bios update, I go to the Samsung software update site and this bios update has been failing, I have made several calls and chats to techs at Samsung who tell me to do what I have already done, they tell to ask for tier 2 tech, who can go in my computer and fix it , When I finally got a tier 2 tech, they told me the same thing, I told him what I had been told about him and what he could do, He said, is it working , I said yes, but settings on computer change on their own,like wifi turns itself on and that concerns me. Anyway, He said that it didn't need a bios update,even the Samsung website said this computer needed a bios update. I posted this on hardware,firmware concerns, and they told me to post here, I was going to go to a site ,that had a download that checked drivers, I was told to stay away from this.
Are you getting a direct link from the notification update? Can you post the link/site next time?3 more replies
Hello everyone! I ama new user and i am coming up with this post as I couldn`t find any kind of solution for my problem.Recently I decided to do a reinstallation of my operating system, which also previously was Windows 7 Ultimate (x64). The installation went as usual, and after finishing it I went on to install all the latest drivers from the Lenovo site, for my product. When getting close to installing almost all the drivers i`ve needed, i stumbled upon a new version of the BIOS amnd the drivers and sfotware recommended for my laptop, by the producer. So i proceeded to install the upgrade, restarted the computer when it prompted me to do so, but after the so-called restart the laptop did not boot up as usual. At first it was telling me to not do anything as the BIOS is being flashed and then it was telling me something about some sort of image processing, things that i did not understand at the time (i have never encountered anything like that). After that my screen turned black. I have not done anything for a few couple of minutes as i thought it was supposed to be like that, but then i just force shut it down and unplugged the AC adapter. When trying to boot it all up again, the only thing i got was a black screen and nothing else.After doing a little bit of research it appears that, somehowm i`ve managed to corrupt the bios on my laptop or something, and nothing else would work at this point. I tried to remove the BIOS battery and the ram and then put them all back, trye... Read moreMore replies
Hello all, this is my first time posting here so please forgive any mistakes/oversights. I've just updated my Samsung laptop's system BIOS via their software update program, and my Nvidia GPU (GT 650m DDR3) no longer seems to work. The Nvidia control panel is still there, and it still gives me the option to select which programs use the GPU, but there is no GPU actitivity showing up. Also,I've tried playing Skyrim (which auto-detects the PC's graphics cards) , and the game no longer seems to detect the Nvidia GPU (just the Intel integrated graphics).
My laptop model is NP550PC7, with 6 gig of ram, and an i7 quad core CPU, and the OS is Window 7 Home Premium 64bit.
I've tried looking in the BIOS but I can't seem to find anything related to the GPU or display options. Any help or avice is much appreciated.
Have you updated your GPU with the latest drivers?
Please navigate to:
Start> Control panel> Swith to icon view> device manager.
Look under "Display Adapters"
Is the Nvidia GPU listed there? If so are there any yellow symbols etc?
Dear all, Since the beginning I got troubles with charging - ( 94 % plugged in, not charging). The easiest solution was just remove the battery, but not for HP Omen. I removed battery and destroyed the rubber on the bottom. I had to open the laptop, because one morning I got the massegae that my laptop is overheated and fan does not work properly. Both fans works only during the lounch, when windows works only one fan was in operations, second one never starts again. Looking for the solution in the internet I have found that this can be because of BIOS is not updated. I pushed F2, checked the the system, everything is fine and then I installed only one version which I have found there.No massages regarding overheating any more, both Fans are working full power and very very loud. Temperature of processors is 30C. In my room 25C. I followed all instructions, but got massege BIOS update is blocked.I downloaded the most previous version, again BIOS update is blocked.Current version of bios is BIOS version F00 04Sep14. Can it be solved somehow?
@YuraL? To better help you we would need the exact model number or product number of your laptop/desktop??? http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c00033108 REO6 more replies
I recently took a BIOS update and I later on found out that it has messed up my Notebook. File transfer speed has been riduculously slow, games and movies stutter occasionaly. Everything has changed and it does not look good. Product Info: Model: Pavilion AB522TXOS: Windows 10 64-bit ( updated to the very last) RAM: 8 GBProcessor: i5-6200U
Hey @Rahul_mk, I would like to welcome you to the HP Support Community. If my reply resolves your issue or answer your question(s), please let others know this reply was helpful by clicking the Accept as Solution button. I understand that you did a BIOS upgrade but it did not take well to your HP Pavilion Notebook - 15-ab522tx. You mentioned that your Notebook is now slow and games and movies are stuttering. Many HP Notebooks have an HP BIOS Restore tool that may recover the BIOS from an earlier version and restore basic functionality. Please follow the documentation to do a BIOS reset. Have you tried to perform a hard reset?Which BIOS version did you upgrade to? You said that Windows 10 is up to date.Have you tried using the HP Support Assistant for updates also? You can try following the below steps to reload the factory installed BIOS Setup Settings:In the BIOS Setup utility, select the Exit tab.Select Load Setup Defaults.Select Save Changes and Exit (pressing F5 and the Enter key will also load the Setup Defaults).Press Esc and then Enter to exit Setup.If you require further assistance, I would be more than happy to continue to help you. Please re-post with any information you think may help me find a resolution for you. Please also let me know if the BIOS reset works. If yo... Read more4 more replies
I have a five-month old HP Compaq Presario Laptop, which has been working fairly decently (I've had a few virus scares, and my Norton quarrentined something a twenty days ago). On HP's advice, I just updated the BIOS on my laptop. It's currently stuck at Verifying New Bios Image, and it's at 100% - It's been stuck that way for a half-hour plus. Any advice? What should I do?
You have no choice but to force a reboot and keep your fingers crossed.16 more replies
HP software said there was a bios update and it ran through this one screen said it recommended backing up the bios in case of corruption and it created a partition. Computer will now not boot and as its new I dont have a recovery disk. How is it that an automatic HP update can kill the computer. Anyone know if removing the partition will solve it or if /i have likely lost everything on the C drive. Any help appreciated thanksMore replies
Made the huge mistake of updating BIOS. Had small MOBO usb prob, and for some reason thought a BIOS update would do something. Wasn't too worried because Gigabyte touts Dual BIOS pretty strong.
Anyway, tried updating BIOS, then system would not boot, so the Backup BIOS didn't kick in. btw, the MOBO is a Gigabyte GA-K8N Pro.
So I copied the backup bios to a floppy and used the floppy to fix the main bios. OK, now computer would boot, but would freeze up after the desktop icons appear. Actually would sometimes work for a few minutes, but always froze up.
Boots OK to safe mode, even to the point of getting online, so I downloaded the old bios from Gigabyte, put them on floppy and used that to update the main bios. Same result.
Also did a system restore from XP Pro Safe Mode (because XP wrongly states that this can be undone; didn't find out that System Restore done from safe mode cannot be undone until I tried to undo!).
My tech support (ABS Computer; they rule) thinks that the BIOS is now fine, that some windows files are corrupt and a re-install will fix problem and mobo is probably fine as well. I'll buy that.
anyone have any miracle suggestions before i re-install? Is a repair install worth a shot? Really not looking forward to re-installing all my software and putting all my data back where it belongs to get my email hist., bookmarks, etc. back.
thanks - I will now write the following 500 times: LEAVE THE BIOS ALONE! even with Dual BIOS
I've just attempted to update my BIOS. It was unsuccessful, and like a fool I tried to restart my comp.
Computer won't boot at all now. All I get is power, the HDruns for a short while and stops. Floppy etc. is inoperative.
My Comp. is a MESH, and it has an ASUS A7A266-E Motherboard.
Any help appreciated, as I as panic has now set in!!!!!
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I try desperately to update the bios of my old Toshiba A4-161.
I think not, because when I want to download the necessities bios, he asks me if I have an ATI graphics card and the other if it is a bios intel.
So I do not know which to choose.
Can you help me.
Here is my information from Driver Genius.
Computer brand: Toshiba Tecra A4
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Build 2600
Service Pack: Service Pack 3
Processor: Intel Pentium M 740 (1733.3 MHz)
Motherboard: TOSHIBA Portable PC (Intel 915PM (Alviso-PM) + ICH6-M)
Memory: 512 MBytes (single-channel)
Hard Drive: WDC WD600VE-00HDT0 (57.231 MBytes (60 GB))
Optical drive: MAT****A DVD-RAM UJ-831S (DVD + R DL)
Video Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon X300 [Toshiba]
Audio Adapter: Intel 82801FB ICH6 - AC'97 Audio Controller [B2]
Network Adapter: Marvell Yukon 88E8053 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
************************************************** **************Intel PRO / Wireless 2200BG Network Adapter (Toshiba mPCI 3B - MoW)
Processor ID: 000006D8
Stepping CPU: C0
Platform CPU: mPGA479M (Micro-FCPGA/FCBGA)
Revision of the microcode update: 20
Heart (s): 1
Thread (s): 1
Initial Frequency: 1733.3 MHz
Current frequency: 798.0 MHz = 6.00 x 133.0 [email protected] V
Temperature of heart processor: N / A... Read more
You can find latest BIOS version on http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/download_bios.jsp
Choose archive option to get listed all old models. There you can find Tecra A4. Please choose right short model number.
I don?t know which one has your A4. It can be PTA40E or PTA42E.
I have a Lenonvo H50-55 desktop with an AMD A10-7800 APU (3.5GHz), 12GB RAM, 2 HDD's, and an Nvidia GTX 750 video card, running Windows10 Home x64. My current BIOS version is IRKT54AUS, and the latest available version on Lenovo's update page for my machine is IRKT57AUS. When I try to flash my BIOS from the downloaded update file, I get the error message in the subject. I am starting everything with Admin privileges, but that makes no difference. If it's a Lenovo machine with stock BIOS, why am I getting an "unknown vendor" message? Inquiring minds want to know TIA!More replies
i have a computer i got from my aunt, when the computer starts up, at the top of the screen it says award modular BIOS v4.51PG
at the bottom it says: 08/21/1998-ALADDIN5-2A5KKB0DC-00
i want to know if there is an update for the bios, because i want to use a Maxtor 80GB hard drive.
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Hi, I saw the new BIOS version 1.25 dated ?14?.?09?.?2016 appearing on Lenovos support site. I did not check the version I was having on my system before downloading the "new BIOS", so I started the installer and the tool told me I already have this BIOS version. msinfo32.exe tells me I am having BIOS 1.25 dated 13.07.2016. So apparently the BIOS was released already some time ago and I already flashed it to 1.25. So whats the point of re-releasing the 1.25? If there are any changes of todays version compared to the 1.25 released some time ago, is it worth flashing? If yes, how can I do this if the tool tells me I am already having the latest version and it does not let me override my BIOS? Thanks and best regards,MartinMore replies
Yesterday after reinstallation of Windows 10 on a new SSD and still touchpad problems afterseveral Touchpad driver reinstallations I updated the bios.Probably I might have been to impatient on the update und powered down after few minutes. Now only the power led gets on with slight dvd drive noise and off after a 10sec touch (nothing on the lcd display). Is the bios firmware damaged?Or more lightly a hardware damage? Is there a emergency recovery mode/second bios image to allow use of the notebook without reprogramming the bios IC by programmer?I tried recovery button with original harddisk/recovery partition without success. Best regardsPeter
Possible to reimage bios chip u56 winbond 25q64fw with image LA-B102P.BIN with Flash-Programming device? Even on board with adapter?Best regardsPeter1 more replies
I have the Tecra A10-IC5 (-ptsb0e-03d01ken), and have *windows 8* installed on it. It was my wish to update the bios to the latest version.
Accordingly I navigated to the Toshiba website, and, using the auto-detect tool that Toshiba provide, was directed to the drivers list for my model.
The list of drivers included bios update, and it was designated as "operating system independent".
Therefore I downloaded and unpacked the file, and launched the program.
However as soon as I did this the program abruptly terminated with the message "this computer is not supported"
With that in mind I would like to request advice - could anyone please tell me what I must do to update bios
As I can see BIOS version 3.00WIN is available for your Tecra.
Do you want to install this version? You can install it on any OS except Win8.
If I?m remembering well Toshiba offers BIOS updates for Win8 and all available versions begin with version 6.0 and higher.
Is there some problem with your Tecra and some reason for BIOS update?
I have a Toshiba Tecra S1 laptop made in 2004, I installed Ubuntu on it about 3 months back and it had bin working fine. today, I set the laptop down, and i got wierd lines across the screen about 1/4 the way from the top, then more lines showed up running up the sceen, everything was frozen so I force reboted the laptop. When I tried to turn it on I got beeping which I now know is the BIOS. the bees go, 1 short pause 1 long (pause three short pause 2 short one long) then what is in brackets just repeats over and over untill i force shut down. Its an old computer and repairs would shurly cost money I can't spend. Any ideas will be helpfull, Thanks
also, I put different RAM in it from another Toshiba laptop and no luck, even with both ram, differnt slots and anything I could think of.
It is probably as simple as replacing the drive. If you have the restore disk set, you can install any drive you choose to purchase. Then use an external enclosure to copy your files from the old drive to the new...
I have a Tecra S11 With windows 7 enterprise 32bit installed. I want to make a backup image and installl Windows 7 enterprise 64 bit. However I cant figure out how to enter the BIOS to change the DVD drive to first boot device.
After 1 sec. of a Toshiba logo I'm requested a user pasword, after this it directly boots in the currently installed Windows 7.
esc, del, f1, f2, f10, f11, f12, tried them all, but no BIOS menu to be found. What is the trick?
According the user manual you have to press F2 key to enter the BIOS setup but you must press the key before Toshiba logo appears.
Does it work?
Alternative you can change the boot order using "Toshiba HWsetup" tool that is preinstalled on your notebook.
I bought a M5 from a local computer recycling company for my Granddaughter as her first laptop it was not a lot of money because it needed a hard drive and was password locked.
I was told by Toshiba to take it to a local PC World to get the Response Code but repairs are ?200 whatever the fault!!
As it is not faulty and only needs a code can anyone suggest a reasonable agent/person who may be able to help.
I cannot believe that deleting a BIOS password would cost ?200.
Also the HDD upgrade should not be really expensive.
However, I recommend asking an Toshiba authorized service provider to delete the BIOS password.
Only the authorized service partner can delete this.
Here you will find a database containing all ASPs worldwide.
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com -> Support & Downloads -> Find an Authorized Service Provider
I've got an old Tecra 740 cdt without disc drive and an empty hard disc.
I wonder how to access BIOS so I could change boot priority to boot from an bootable CD.
Browsing this forum I found some keystrokes like F2, F8 and so on but this didn't work for me.
Anyone can help ?
Did you try to press the ESC and then F1 immediately after powering the notebook?
As far as I know this should works on all notebooks with Toshiba BIOS
I am the owner of Tecra 540.
Tecra 540CDT/4.0 SYSTEM UNIT; Model No. Z7013615.
I have just downloaded the newest BIOS for that laptop (bios-20071126170622.zip)
Two files inside:
Now I am looking for a way to flash BIOS. This machine does not have floppy drive but CD-ROM.
I was looking at Toshiba site where "how-to" for upgrading BIOS is described for any of Toshiba laptops but not my :(
Can anyone please let me know what steps do I need to upgrade the newest BIOS ?
On the Toshiba driver page in the Tecra 540 section you can find two BIOS packages.
The one package BIOS 8.00-TRAD contains an BIOS Tecra 540 exe file and some pdf documents which describes how to update the BIOS.
Furthermore the Toshiba FAQ document +?How do I update the BIOS on my Toshiba Notebook and where can I get the latest BIOS for my machine??+ provides a step by step instruction.
Please check the last point *?BIOS Upgrade Procedure 7?*
For all models except those listed in procedures (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6)
So if your model was not listed in the early procedures then you will have to use the last ?Procedure 7?
im having trouble trying to get into the bios of my tecra 8100 so i can overclock it. does anyone know how to access it? ive tried DEL, F1, F2, and i can't get anything to come up at startup apart from 'Boot Selection'.
Select restart im msdos from the shutdown menu.
Once your computer restarts type tsetup and press enter.
You will now see a list of all the setup options.
From what I understand there is no option to overclock on your computer.
Hi I have a old Tecra M2 PTM20 and need to update the Bios, have found the bios listed for the M2 downloaded it
but when I try to run the update I get the mesage that this computer is not supported
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I assume You are upgrading in Windows?
If so certain modules need to be in place before this upgrade.
If You're in WinXP, make sure You have Common Modules installed.
If You're in WinVista or Win7 make sure You have TVAP / Value added package installed.
Hope this helps.
I have a brand new Tacra M11-11L machine. I have set a password on the BIOS but cannot now access it at all. When I switch it on I get the Toshiba splash screen, i press the escape key and am presented with a little note saying "F2 for Setup". I press F2 and the screen goes blank, i get a underling cursor flash three times at the top of the screen and then it boots into windows. I need to change a setting that is not covered by HWSetup. I can get into HWSetup with my password but it is not use to me!
sorry, should have said that the BIOS has been upgraded to 2.903 more replies
I've got a big problem. I have a Dell Optiplex GX620 desktop in here and until today I had installed Debian on it. However today I wanted to install Windows 7 and remove Debian. The problem however was that I couldn't get into Bios to change the boot system so I couldn't boot the CD Rom. I searched for a tutorial and found out how to add a boot cd option to Grub. I did that and I tried to install Windows 7.
It went fine until the part where I had to assign a HD to the windows 7 installation. I removed my current disks to assign it to the windows 7 installation. However immediately after that I got the blue screen error.
Basically what has happened now is that Grub lost some important files and it gives me this error : Error 17.
I cannot acces Bios, I tried everything, F1, F2, F6, F12, Delete, everything. The motherboard also doesn't have PS2 support so I should work with a USB keyboard I guess?
I'm lost now. I don't know what to do. I want my computer to be able to boot the cd but I can't change any settings and I keep getting this grub error now.
Anyone can help me with this??
It was recently purchased two secondhand laptops Toshiba ?Tecra A8?with serial numbers Y6091612H and Y6091296H. Both were passworded (there is no opportunity even to go into the BIOS). On the Internet I found the information that it may reset the password using the response code.
Is it possible to get the response code?
This code can get authorized service provider only. You as private person will not be able to get it somehow.
Contact nearest Toshiba service provider in your country and explain the situation. They can help you and remove BIOS password.
I've downloaded the file from the Toshiba website, and now have P003Fv370.exe. Running that just comes up with "BIOS update is not supported OS, Unsupported OS or service pack is installed". I was under the impression it was OS independent? Please help, I need to update it to stop it crashing and blue-screening me every half an hour. I've already installed the value added package.
I have a Toshiba Tecra M5 PTM51E
Running Windows 7 Enterprise
Current installed BIOS is version 1.70
I also read somewhere about installing it with a USB, If someone could help with that I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
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Just tried it again and it says "Could not create "C:\TOSHBIOS.UPD" folder!" I have no idea what's going on anymore.
The P003Fv370.exe is a package.
Click right on this package and choose unzip here.
Now you should see other files inside this .exe package.
From my knowledge there should be a file which starts the BIOS update.
If it will not work, I guess you need the Toshiba original preinstalled system to update the BIOS.
At the other hand I don?t think that BSOD appears due to old BIOS version.
I guess update will not solve the problem.
Possibly the BSOD appears due to some critical software issue or hardware problems? so would be really interesting to know if the same happens using Toshiba preinstalled system
I have had a laptop handed to me from a staff member, after they left I realised that they had put a BIOS password on so that it will not even boot without the password. They have now left the company and on there last day could not remember what the password was.
As far as I am aware there is no way for me to reset it and that it is a Toshiba task. Could someone confirm if this is correct and if so what number etc I would call to do this.
Unfortunately I have been told by the powers that be not to spend much time or money on this due to the laptops age, but I feel I can't just dump this otherwise fully working laptop.
If there is no way to contact this people and ask for password you should contact nearest Toshiba service provider and ask for help. They can remove BIOS password.
Check please http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/generic/ASP_SUPPORT/
There you can find addresses and phone numbers.
I have a Toshiba Tecra S11 and I want to power on my laptop when I plug the power cable.
I don't find any features in my BIOS about auto power on, or something like that.
Moreover, is it possible to power on with a USB keyboard or usb infra red receiver ?
Thanks in advance for any suggestion
> I have a Toshiba Tecra S11 and I want to power on my laptop when I plug the power cable.
>I don't find any features in my BIOS about auto power on, or something like that.
I never heard about such feature and from my knowledge such option does not exists in the BIOS released for Toshiba notebooks.
In my case the BIOS contains an option like Wake Up on LAN or Wake up on Keyboard.
This allows the notebook to wake up from sleep mode by LAN or keyboard.
The option which you are looking for should be something like ?Power on USB? etc? but I doubt its part of the current BIOS
Tecra S11 BSOD after trying to install BIOS v3.1
I have just reinstalled fingerprint utility successfully.After that I tried to install new BIOS v3.1 but I got BSOD
win 7 pro
Where can i find minidump file to see what is the problem?
C/windows/minidump folder is empty.
Do you get the BSOD during the BIOS update procedure?
Do you use the Toshiba preinstalled Windows OS? or did you install your own system?
If you installed your own system, then you should check that VAP is installed as well.
Furthermore I found this info regarding the BIOS update:
+Please close all applications before executing the update.+
+At the end of this process, the computer will be rebooted in order to update the EC.+
+While updating the EC, the screen may not be displayed and the power LED etc may blink.+
+The computer may reboot several times. This is no abnormal behaviour.+
+Please wait until the computer is fully rebooted.+
I have a problem, when i acquire the computer put a user password in bios, and i dont remember her. I do autentication by pass the finger in scan. Now i want upgrade the OS to win7 and do a fresh instalation, not a upgrade.
The authentication via scan will be maintained or will be lost, when do the upgrade of OS?
When you make clean OS installation, everything will be deleted so my opinion is that you should delete all passwords before you start clean OS installation.
?unlock? your notebook, install and configure OS and when job is done ?lock? the notebook using passwords.
I have a Tecra A3x which died before Christmas. I purchased a replacement motherboard from eBay. I have fitted the mother board and the unit powers up fine but stop at a password screen that is plain black. I have tried to look for a way to wipe the BIOS and have taken the CMOS battery off for about 10 mins. I have read that most laptops have a jumper built in too fix this. I have looked under the usual places - memory modules etc. I can?t find this anywhere.
Any help would be very welcomed.
As you probably know BIOS password is very important security feature and BIOS password removal cannot be described on manufacturer?s public forum. It is a kind of ?top secret? information.
It is not logic to do this, right?
Every stolen Tecra A3X with BIOS password could be ?unlocked?.
In my opinion you should contact person who sold you this mainboard and ask for password. If he cannot help, send it back. Was this info in product description on his ebay offer?
I have a BIOS which is "solve" the High pitched noise problem about the i5 CPU.
But I have the latest BIOS and since then I cannot downgrade to the older BIOS that "solves" the problem.
*My question is how to downgrade BIOS?*
Because I will not send my Toshiba to RMA any more because they will not repair it!!!
My Tecra S11 went to RMA 2? and 2 different Toshiba authorized service partner for about 1 month. None of them repaired my laptop! Most annoying thing is that hungarian services are absolute useless!! I have a 2 year old issue with the CPU high pitched noise.
They did not replaced the faulty CPU, they replaced the motherboard!!! for no reason. OMG!
Be very careful when you buy Toshiba laptop in Hungary, and its not the Toshiba's fault but the authorized service partners!!
Please Toshiba do something!
Why are you thinking that CPU needs to be replaced?
I assume the technicians have ran some diagnosis tests which helps to detect faulty parts? I assume CPU was not affected but the real issue was the motherboard (because it has been replaced)?.
However, what?s your problem exactly?
Why you want to downgrade the BIOS?
I have a Toshiba Tecra M11-11M which has been password locked. I have stripped the notebook and removed the BIOS battery for 10 min but the password still remains ie on the screen it still reads PASSWORD- ****.
There is no way to enter the BIOS via any key combination.
There are no markings or letters on the motherboard whatsoever ie: C35-C36 or J12-J13 to short out which would in most cases remove the password and allow access to the BIOS.
Any techies out there with any ideas would be much appreciated.
Some people asking for help with a bios password are not thieves but just forgetful fools.
As far as I know Toshiba uses several methods for BIOS password removal. On business machines like Tecra or Portege the method is not the same as on Satellite models.
BIOS battery removal maybe works on desktops but not on mobile machines.
Mobile machines must have better protection due to fact that can be pretty easy stolen and it is very important to prevent fraudulent use.
> Some people asking for help with a bios password are not thieves but just forgetful fools.
That?s correct but you cannot expect that BIOS password removal method will be described on public forum. Contact nearest Toshiba service provider and they will do this for you. All you must do is to show valid bill and prove that you are real owner of this Tecra machine.
my Tecra M5 got a BIOS Passwort from one day to the other, I have never told him to do so.
All my passwords won't work, so how can I reset the password?
Please help me :)
I never heard that BIOS password can be enabled alone so I?m really wondering how it can happen on your Tecra M5.
You must understand that BIOS password is very important security protection and we cannot discuss in public forum about this.
BIOS removal procedure is not always the same and Tecra, as business notebook model, has pretty complicated BIOS removal procedure and it can be done by Toshiba service provider only.
Hello. Apparently, a BIOS reflash doesn't solve all of your problems.
When I tried to reflash the BIOS to repair the laptop, it had a BIOS
write error. Now, when I start the laptop, it says something about
needing a Toshiba Maintenance disk from a Toshiba serviceman. My
question is, where can I find that disk on the internet? Is there a
way that I can attempt the BIOS reflash again? I have reattempted it,
but whenever I do another attempt, sometimes it just sits there for
minutes and minutes without showing any progress.
If it had a write error, then it could be the ROM chip or some other circuitry on the mobo that is bad.
What were you trying to "repair"? Maybe the mobo is toast?
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.
I have following Toshiba Tecra model :
Toshiba Tecra M11-15W
Part/Model No. : PTME0E-03J02SEP
Problem is that i did not use this notebook for some time and forgot Bios password i set. Now i need to re-install windows (its corrupted) but i cannot make my notebook to boot from USB or from DVD. To access that menu i need my Bios password.
Is there any way i can flash it or reset or something like that ? I tried everything already, i even wanted to get inside my laptop to find that Bios battery and remove it, but i am affraid that i will break something...
i can remove the HDD and install windows on another PC and continue install on the notebook , but still i need that password reset...
Thanks in advance !!
Few days ago one guy asked the same question on this forum. Asyou probably know BIOS passeord is very important security feature and it can be recovered or canceled by authorized personal only. With other words nearest Toshiba service provider can do it for you.4 more replies
I have a problem with my Tecra M5 103
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I've rewritten the bios several times but nothing changes.
What can be ?
Can someone help me ?
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i want to disable the fingerprint reader and bios password upon computer startup.
i have already uninstalled upek protector suite ql 184.108.40.20634, but upon startup i am still prompted to swipe my finger.
i have seen and followed the instructions in "toshiba Passwords: setting and removing (for BIOS, Supervisor, and Windows passwords)", but still have to enter my password to fire up the computer.
what else do i need to do?
tried to edit this post but got message that i could not and had to contact an administrator but not how to contact the administrator.
so, i should have added, "XP operating system, laptop purchased in 2008".
I try to upgrade my Tecra S11-15G to Windows 10. But the installation tells me that the processor is not compatible with the NX feature.
After verification, normally the i7-640M processor supports NX / XD, but I can not find the "Executable Disable Bit-Capabiltity" option in BIOS (even after updating v. 3.5).
Does anyone know a solution?
Or is it that the PC is not at all compatible for the update.
Hello and thanks for reading.
I recently switched my Tecra M10 to Windows 7 (from XP) and it soon developed the dreaded "stuck CTRL key" issue. This causes the keyboard to behave as if the CTRL key is permanently depressed. Sometimes hitting a combination of keys, or bringing up the onscreen keyboard, temporarily solves the issue, but then it returns.
It seems to be an issue many people have, with no simple solution. I've looked at every thread about it I can find, and tried many things to do with drivers etc. without any success.
So firstly, if anyone knows a remedy that works for this particular machine, I would be very grateful to learn it!
Then, there are two things I've not yet done: update BIOS and disable pinch zoom.
I was looking at the following BIOS update:
... which is version 3.00 and seems to be most recent. My own version is 1.90.
However version 3.00 is labelled "For PTMB0* ONLY". I don't know what this means or whether it applies to me. Can anyone help? Should I install this BIOS?
For the pinch zoom, I've been told that disabling it does sometimes cure the CTRL problem -- but I can't find any pinch zoom facility on the M10. I suspect it simply doesn't have one. Is that right?
Many thanks for any help you can give.
> I was looking at the following BIOS update?. which is version 3.00 and seems to be most recent. My own version is 1.90.
There are different Tecra M10 models on the market.
Check the labels at the bottom of the unit. There you should find some numbers like for example PTMB0E-01K00LGR
The first 6 characters are important: for example PTMB0E
I assume your notebook belongs to European series.
In such case you should check the Toshiba EU driver page for possible BIOS update.
However, on Toshiba EU driver page you will find also the BIOS v3.0 for all European Tecra M10 units.
Anyway, back to the CTRL button issue: guess what, you should connect an external USB keyboard and should check how the CTRL button acts.
In case the USB keyboard would work properly, the CTRL button of internal keyboard is affected and you will need to replace the internal keyboard.
PS: it could be possible that the option "sticky keys" has been enabled. To disable this function, you have to press SHIFT button 5 times in the row.
I need to upgrade BIOS v 1.60 to latest BIOS version. I downloaded from Toshiba's site bios file (bios-20091103164158.zip -> P0065v300.exe) but when i try to upgrade come this issue:
TOSHIBA BIOS PACKAGE VER 3.3.0
THIS COMPUTER IS NOT SUPPORTED
Windows 7 32bit
Did you install the VAP (value added package)?
The VAP is necessary in order to run some Toshiba tools and to update the BIOS.
I found a threads with the same error message but the user used Win XP.
The issue could be solved by installation of Common Modules (only for Win XP).
But the VAP is released for Vista and Win 7 and common modules are within the VAP package.
My battery is not seen by my Tecra M5 but still charges and powers the laptop, I have found info that sugests a BIOS upgrade could help but the update software gives me an error message "[Error] The AC adapter is not connected, or battery power is not enough." How can i update the BIOS by bypassing the software safety feature ? I was told on another forum that running the BIOS update .exe with /forceit from the CMD window which didn't work. Can anyone help please.
If the system was able to detect the battery months ago then a BIOS update probably won't help.
How old is the battery? Maybe it needs replacing. Lithium batteries only last 2 or 3 years.
I've installed the latest BIOS into my TECRA S11-U10 and now my 'HID' device won't load - i.e. my USB dongled wireless mouse. I now have to remove dongle and re-insert before the TECRA will see the mouse.
Annoying, just about usable, but it is a PITA and I'm conscious of always 'making/breaking' the USB connection.
Must be something to do with BIOS and seeing HID devices on 'StartUp'?
Lastly, I have enabled Legacy USB device support in BIOS, but still no joy. Also, have tested mouse on other laptops - works fine on StartUp, so NOT the mouse.
Any suggestions, folks? Thanks....
Disconnect your USB mouse and go to device manager.
Then delete all USB hubs and USB controllers from the device manager list.
Then reboot the notebook.
Wait until all USB ports have been recognized and installed again.
Then connect the USB mouse and check how it works.
You should also test different USB ports available on this notebook.
Hello. Dear Tech Support, can you help me remove the BIOS password on Toshiba Tecra A8 ?
Challenge Code = GH1PF-YLL2C-CKQVT-K2U75-JJF0K
You need to send it in to a Toshiba Service Center for password removal. There is no other way.1 more replies
I just received a Toshiba Tecra A11 the other day which is out of warranty (Refurb). When I got the laptop there was an issue where the picture was displayed at 1024x768 and off centre (In BIOS). The image was 1-2cm off screen to the left, with about 5-6cm black space to the right of the picture, the bottom 2-3 cm's of the picture were also off the bottom of the screen.
I installed Ubuntu Studio initially and attempted to force the display to a widescreen resolution. I didn't have any luck, I also installed Win7 but still with the latest drivers I had no luck.
This was strange because BIOS was displayed the same way so naturally I decided to upgrade to the latest BIOS version. The BIOS on the laptop was quite old (End of 2009).
I downloaded the BIOS update from Toshiba's web site, and ran the update.
The new BIOS was installed and the machine rebooted.
However there was no picture displayed on the LCD panel, windows did successfully boot, if I connect an external monitor to the laptop I get picture. When starting the laptop the LCD backlight does light up.
My question is: What can I do to resolve this issue? Is there a BIOS recovery or downgrade tool available? Is it possible to reflash the bios? What is recommended?
> The new BIOS was installed and the machine rebooted.
> However there was no picture displayed on the LCD panel, windows did successfully boot, if I connect an external monitor to the laptop I get picture. When starting the laptop the LCD backlight does light up.
Does this mean that everything is ok using external monitor?
Can you access the BIOS pressing F2 and can you set it to default settings?
Usually you can switch between external and internal display using the key combination FN + F5. Does it work?
once the update started it rained go maybe 15 seconds and just shut my computer off entertainment a bloatware screen say that the software ran in to an error and it would restart itself. I let the computer along for over an hour and finally restarted the system muse us in the power button. once I went to restart the system I only got a blackberry screen my computer is out of warranty and your dell bios update killed my motherboard I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it. If I gave some on software I wrote and they installed it and it had no warning it would fry the I computer thatbwould be data to someone's personal property... DELL is this how you value your customers?
I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.
Dell just saying it's a "possibility" the motherboard might need to be replace. No one can tell you that motherboard is definite "Fried" without first looking at the system.
What is the system model number and version of windows before upgrading to windows 10? Example: Dell Inspiron 3543, windows 10
You're able to boot into BIOS(F2 key) and diagnostic (F12 key) ?
1. Power off computer
2. Power on computer, quickly start tapping F2 key ( BIOS) or F12 key( BIOS) continuously
once the update started it rained go maybe 15 seconds and just shut my computer off entertainment a bloatware screen say that the software ran in to an error and it would restart itself. I let the computer along for over an hour and finally restarted the system muse us in the power button. once I went to restart the system I only got a blackberry screen my computer is out of warranty and your dell bios update killed my motherboard I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it. If I gave some on software I wrote and they installed it and it had no warning it would fry the I computer thatbwould be data to someone's personal property... DELL is this how you value your customers?More replies
Model: HP EliteBook 2560pOriginal OS: Windows 7Current OS: Windows 7 64 bit Problem:I tried to update the BIOS using this file:http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=5071202&swItemId=ob_167641_1&swEnvOid=405...Released:3 Jun 2016Version F.62 Rev.A After performing BIOS update with sp76188.exe (7.7 MB) the system won't boot. No power problems occurred during the procedure. I have tried creating recovery USB Key, power up pressing Win+b, but the only effect is Caps Lock blinking and CPU fan working. Solutions for Phoenix BIOS won't work, because it isn't Phoenix BIOS, am I right? Do you have any ideas how to fix this? Best regards,macio232
Hello, please use the link below to download the link for latest drivers http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=5071202&swLangOid=8&swEnvOid=4060 Please be advised there may be chances you will loose complete data while bios recovery please download the bios file on empty USB Stick and create USB recovery by running that file from the USB drive then follow the instructions as below: with the USB recovery media inserted on the unit Turn off the computer.Plug the notebook into a power source using the power adapter.Press and hold the Windows key and the B key at the same time while the computer is off.Still pressing the Windows and B keys, press and hold down the Powerbutton on the notebook for 1 second, and then release the Powerbutton and the keys.
I'm an HP Employee.The opinions expressed here are my personal opinions, not of HP.Click on Thumbs up if my post helped you.Make it easier for other people to find solutions, by marking an answer ?Accept as Solution? if it solves your problem.Regards,Vijay
Now I don't want to shut down or restart my computer because I fear it won't boot up. This is awful. Is there anything I can do to restore my BIOS whilst my computer still works?
Argh is there ANYTHING I can do? I'm going to have to leave my computer on permanently otherwise.5 more replies
How do I reset the BIOS or update the BIOS and how can I make the USB drive boot in boot menu? I have been contacting Microsoft multiple times and they need this info to fix my problem.More replies
Someone told me this; Is this true ?
"Area 66, that was insightful but you also left out the issues with the DRM. The reason for the push to UEFI BIOS isn't to make it easier to set up the computer although that is a great point. but when Windows 8 launches one of the things installed ether via the installer or by first update is a UEFI code that will lock you into Windows 8 and Microsoft. If you go the Test Drive route after 30day's BIOS will lock down the computer and turn it into a very expensive Paperweight or if for any reason Windows thinks it's Pirated and I've even had that happen with a corrupted Hard Drive it will also Lock Bios down and once again you have a Very Large and Expensive Paperweight. Plus the other down side is once the UEFI Update is installed you can only install Windows 8 or later, no Linux or any other OS possible.
That's the worst part of Windows 8 as I see it at present and also one of the many reasons I refused to get the Crosshair V and purchased the Crosshair IV Formula. "
Initially, MS was proposing that oem's enable secure boot as part of the license agreement.
That effectively locks the machine to windows.
After an uproar from enthusiasts, MS changed those proposals so oem's would also need to provide a way to disable it.
There is one exception - ARM machines will still be locked to windows.
Hard to say if that was a double bluff all along.
I hadn't heard the bit about the machine locking down if windows isn't propely activated.
So I don't know the answer to that.
I wouldn't be in the least bit surprised if it was true.
Is there a BIOS update that allows me to select "BOTH" as an option for the Power On Display?
Currently it only lists Auto-Select and Internal.
Auto-Select only outputs to the external screen if one is connected.
I need to set the default as output on both screens.
Older Toshibas do this. In fact, every other Toshiba I've used has this feature.
As a presentation/hire/conference laptop, this is an important feature.
And yes, I've updated the BIOS to the latest version.
> Auto-Select only outputs to the external screen if one is connected.
> I need to set the default as output on both screens.
No, there is not such BIOS update which would add this option.