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BIOS Update Issue on Satellite Z30-A-12R

Q: BIOS Update Issue on Satellite Z30-A-12R

I have an issue when trying to update the BIOS of my Z30-A-12R.
I have installed currently the bios version 2.6. My computer had to be reformatted and all the programs re-installed. When reinstalling utilities the ECO utility could not be installed due to the incompatibility with the bios version I am using.
When trying to update the bios, the new version is 4.2 but when trying to download it and apply it, it says that my computer is not supported.
Is there any way to update the bios? Why do I have a problem with the new version?
Thanks for your help.

Preferred Solution: BIOS Update Issue on Satellite Z30-A-12R

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A: BIOS Update Issue on Satellite Z30-A-12R

If you have Win7: Install Toshiba Value Added Package.
If you have Win8/10: install Toshiba System Driver and System Settings.

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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?

Best regards

A:Satellite Pro U400 BIOS update failed - What is BIOS Boot-block access


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?

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I have used the Toshiba support download page to identify my model A205-S4629 Satellite laptop and downloaded the following BIOS update utility sa200f0v520.exe.

After building the IOS install disk and running the Phoenix Phlash16 utility I get the following message "File has different BIOS part number".

The utility is using the following image file MW10M520.ROM.

Any input is appreciated,


A:Satellite A205-S4629 BIOS Update Fail - File has different BIOS part number


As far as I know the BIOS package downloaded from the Toshiba US driver page contains the WinRAR 32-bit self-extracting ZIP file which includes both Windows-based and diskette based BIOS update installation options.

Did you try to update the BIOS using Win-based BIOS?

What OS do you use?

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Hello ,

I'm trying to install the update of bios , the version 1.30 downloaded from toshiba .

But start by getting a compatibility error :

the bios package is not compatible with this computer .

how do I fix ?

Thank you.

A:BIOS update for Satellite Pro R50-B-14U

Is original operating system installed on your machine?

Can you please tell us why do you want to install BIOS update? Is there some problem with your machine? I mean if everything is working properly you don't need to change anything.

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Dear community,

after the upgrade from Win 8.1 to Win 10 my Satellite C-50-A was really slow. So I decided to install Windows 7 on it. But for this a BIOS version of at least V 1.30 is required. I only find updates for 1.40 and 1.50 on the website. But to install V 1.40, I already need V 1.30 installed and V 1.50 is not compatible with my CPU. Can anybody help me with this.

With best regards,

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Dear forum users,
because of a Meltdown and Spectre security flaws I need update my laptop bios. Unfortunately I can't find it on Toshiba support pages. Would somebody help me, please?
I have a Satellite P75-A7200, Model Number: PSPLNU-00H004B.
Best regards

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Trying to update bios on Satellite C55-a. Battery is bad and bios downloaded will not install with battery missing or less than 20% charge.
Anyone know a way around this? My searches have come up empty and I have just about given up!
Any ideas are GREATLY appreciated! Thanks in advance.

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I am using a Satellite Pro PSM35E which has a Phoenix BIOS v1.70. I want to update it but on whole Toshiba website can't find one?

Please help

A:Need BIOS update for Satellite Pro M30


The Satellite Pro M30 notebook belongs to the PSM35E series.
I checked the Toshiba European driver page and found the BIOS.

You have to choose *ARCHIVE -> Satellite Pro archive -> Satellite Pro M -> Satellite Pro M30 -> BIOS*

There you will find the needed BIOS


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I recieved recently message from Toshiba Service Software that I could (should) update my BIOS.(1.20) to BIOS 1.50 . My Satellite L50-C is just few weeks old. Do anybody recomend me to do that or is not necessary to take such a risk that my Laptop will not work after upgrading?
Many Thanks and best regards from Austria

A:Satellite L50-C - BIOS Update 1.50

Well, I have a L50D-C and the BIOS updates solved a few issues that I was having on startup. Your model is slightly different so I don't know what issues you may have if any. Unless your system suffers from some sort of I/O software issue I wouldn't recommend it. Every BIOS behaves differently to all hardware and you may want to upgrade your hardware later. You will likely need to match it with the best BIOS available if that happens and it's important to note that you can't downgrade your BIOS(Not easily at least). So keep the BIOS you have for now until you notice some hardware issues when upgrading hardware or software drivers.

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I have a Toshiba L660D-144 with 1.60 bios. When i update my windows freeze and i need to turnof the laptop. I can get laptop turning on but i cant enter on bios setup. I know this is a corrupt or incomplete block.
I want reflashing bios with same version but the software says i realy have same version and i cannot update.
How i can force update bios?


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Hello Forum

Can anybody help me to solve Bios password issue ,which İ dont know.ı am out of garantie.Used jumper on G1 on the screen appears change time etc.But it changes and ask me password!!! Thank you in advance.
Ps.İf ı should replace memory card on 2 ?
İnstead 1..F2 .0 f12 f8 didnt helped.

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Hello dear forum users,

I have a BIOS virus and nothing seems to help. First I installed a BIOS version from 1.10 to 1.30(.exe), then I wiped my HDD completely and installed the newest version, which is 1.40. Now I can't reinstall the BIOS, because it says the version is the same as that installed on my laptop(1.40). Is there a flashable BIOS installation for this laptop? I couldn't find one in toshiba europe's driver page.

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There is a BIOS update for Satellite Pro S300 series, although no change log so not sure what it fixes.

Down here from Toshiba



A:BIOS update for Satellite Pro S300


One change with the new BIOS is the 3G blue LED. This is now on constant blue when the 3G adapter is enabled but not connected to a network, and when connected now flashes constanty at about 2Hz, which is very annoying as it's in the corner of your eye when using the laptop.

I'd rather this was the other way around, so it flashes when on and no connection which is a nice warning that you have perhaps lost the mobile signal, and when connected it is on permanently, or on permanently but flashes off as traffic is transferred.

Do Toshiba read these forums?



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Hi friend, I'm new here and I have a question.
My Satellite L505-13E computer was in need of an update. So I bought some new memories and an SSD disk.
I had problems with the memories, windows does not turn on. But the BIOS recognizes the memories. I read that it might be necessary to do a BIOS update.
But Toshiba no longer supports this model. Does anyone know to tell me which BIOS is correct? Where can I download?
And in regards to memories, does anyone know if that could be another problem? Seller guarantees to be compatible.

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Hi everybody,

help me!! I'm looking for driver for DOS Bios M70. Doesn't exist, only for windows and my laptop is dead.
Bad news, because only after 3 minuts shut down!!

So i've only one solution (boot cd with floppy).
So i need dos version of Bios


A:I need BIOS update for Satellite Pro M70 (PSM75E) but only for DOS

I don?t think you will find it anywhere. DOS version was available for old notebook models only.
Try to contact Toshiba service. They have access to Toshiba database and maybe they have obtain DOS version for you.

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Hello all,

I've bought recently a toshiba satellite c70-c-199 (product code pscsle-003004g5)and updated it to windows 10. Now it is like a black brick after installing updates with toshiba service utility. The symptoms are like I need bios recovery. There is no info on toshiba website about my situation. Also there is no bios download for my model.

It's not easy to go to toshiba service. I am far far away from it. About 5 hour by plane and thousand dollars. So, I want to try recover bios by crisis recovery from usb or cd.

My question is: could you please help me with this?

I don't know what type of bios in toshiba satellite c70-c-199 (product code pscsle-003004g5) . Phoenix bios, Insyde bios or other? And version?

Could you please send me bios backup file from your satellite c70-c-199?

Is there a crisis bios recovery in toshiba satellite c70-c-199? How it works?

Hope you help me. There is not much people with this toshiba notebook model.

Thank you for your help.

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Hi, First of all, this is first post.

I have 2 satellite L50-A-160 with bios 1.1

Problem: seems to go to sleep after couple of minutes even while working on them (same with both)

So I found an update 1.9, downloaded and run on one of the laptops. the biosupdate tool found matching bios and did a run.
In middle of flashing it went to sleep. turned on and no boot. what can I do? Any recovery options? i guess the same will happen with the other too..

What is wrong with these computers?

besides; very poor battery, alway shows 0 percent availiable and not charging..
Do anyone have any solutions?

Best Regards
--still hoping--

A:Satellite L50-A-160 does not start after Bios update

Have you tried to change it in Power Options?

see screenshot and try to change the ones I have marked (it may refresh the settings, just change the values) and observe if this solved the problem.

and for the other laptop with no boot, a laptop sleeping while updating bios will surely mess it.

what I cant understand is why your laptop sleep at BIOS update, as far as I know sleep settings is only active while on windows(since this is controlled by windows)
it should not sleep while in BIOS even you leave it for 1year, sleep settings only activates after loading windows.

have you tried checking the temps of your laptops processor? maybe its overheating causing auto-off

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I wanted to install the 2.30 BIOS, which is the currently latest one. I'm very much disappointed because I get a message written in terrible English saying the following:
There is an error occured, please check below items.
BIOS version above 230.
Battery capacity more than 20%.
AC is attached.

My current circumstance is that I'm running off external supply at all times because my battery died and I can't get a replacement any time soon. I'm moving to a new place and I'm attending a major LAN party this week, so I won't have time to fuss around with waiting for a DHL courier or a postman to graciously arrive with a package. But taking into that we're dealing with Polish Post, the postman will probably leave a note and get on with their day, which is useless to me, it voids the effort of waiting for them and makes me travel miles to get the package. And these batteries are quite expensive too.

I tried to pick the installer apart and I found a file called BiosCheck.ini, containing the following:
ProjectName = NWQAA
BiosVersion = 230
BatteryCap = 20

So I changed BatteryCap to -1, so obviously my 0 would always be greater. Nope. Didn't work. I think everyone would be perplexed to see that according to the installer's logic, -1 is greater than 0.

I tried to at least dump the BIOS with flashrom for Linux and that didn't work. Considering that the BIOS is a Phoenix TianoCore Secure, I thought that an actual BIOS update tool by Phoenix Technologies could do the... Read more

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I recently got to install sucessfully Windows 7 on my M70-165 with all the drivers!!
I?ve installed a SSD Hard disk too and now the laptop works really really fine.

But now I would like update bios version. I?ve searched on this site and I find the update 5.30-WIN, but It seems that that is only valid for Windows Vista...

My questio is:
Can I install this version on my laptop?

I want to be very secure before install that because I do not want to spoil it now...

Can somebody help me?


A:BIOS update for Satellite M70-165 with Windows7

First of all thanks for your report about Win7 installation on this old Satellite notebook. I had it long time ago and I was very happy with it using WXP.
Until now on this forum nobody has reported about M70 and Win7 so there is no much info about that.
Fact is that this old piece of hardware is not supported for Win7 and if you have installed and configured it successfully don't change anything. Leave it as it is.

BIOS update is not important and will not help to make your notebook better as it is. Don't change BIOS at all.

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Help me, please!
I have Satellite P70-B-10U
I downloaded BIOS 5.20-WIN_GP from support page, but I cant to update my current BIOS.
My current BIOS version is 1.40
My OS is Win 7x86
When I launch the TC50179300F.exe, I got an error: "This BIOS is not for your Notebook PC"
Give me advice, pliase, how I can to update my current BIOS
Which exactly BIOS is needed for my Satellite P70-B-10U ? Give me a link, please !

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I would like to update Bios notebook Toshiba satellite A300 version PSAGCE- 09800WCE
Current Version 1.90 and version 2.20 is available
I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS OS
Is it possible to upgrade BIOS to version 2.20?

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A:BIOS update on Satellite A300


Toshiba offers WIN BIOS updates. That means that BIOS update can be done under Windows operating system only. You cannot do this if you use Linux.

Is there some reason for BIOS update? I mean, if everything is OK you must not update BIOS to the latest version.

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Hi Forum,

is their any chance to update the bios manually? The laptop is a Toshiba Satellite C50-A-1JU with part number: PSCJEE. The Toshiba Service Station brings every time a service error. The other update from the website DM10S140.exe crashs every time. I tried the compatible mode, startet it as administrator but ever the same crash. Operating System is windows 8.1 and virus scanner is disabled. What i to now? Thanks for any help.

Edit, sorry postet in the wrong section please move :(.

A:Satellite C50-A-1JU - manually BIOS update

Since long time Toshiba offers WIN BIOS update only. That means that you can make BIOS update starting it in running Windows OS only. To be honest I don't think that windows update will help you to solve your problem.

Anyway, if you want to download BIOS update you can do this directly from Toshiba support page - http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/download_bios.jsp
>The Toshiba Service Station brings every time a service error.
Can you pleas tell us which error is shown on the screen?

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I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro U400 (PSU41E) running Windows 7 x64 and I have been trying to update the BIOS to version 4.70 for 4.00.

Every time I try to do so from Windows using WinPhlash that is bundled with the download from the Toshiba site it seems to freeze when trying to flash the new BIOS.
I have logged in as the local administrator, tried using other flash programs and even tried doing so from a USB flash disk with no luck.

Can someone please help me and explain how I can update the BIOS?

A:How to update BIOS on Satellite Pro U400?

Sounds like you need the Toshiba Value Added Package installed (specifically for U400 and Win7 64bit), or your Antivirus Software is blocking the update.

You can find the updated Win7 drivers here:

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I have a Satellite A200-1AG and I want to update the Bios. The one I'm wearing now is Version 1.30.
Where can I find the latest version of my laptop from both BIOS and drivers?
Thank you very much.

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Hey toshiba owners,

I have SATELLITE M100- 178
Toshiba offers me BIOS 3.0 version for WINDOWS 7 32 bit.
where is problems with DRIVERS, i can not install them, i get install ERRORS.

WINDOWS 7 need XP BIOS 3 version or it needs VISTA BIOS 5.6 version?

Kind regards)

A:BIOS update for old Satellite M100


I don?t have this notebook model but I have installed Win7 on other older models without errors.
Can you tell us which errors have you noticed and which drivers are ?troublemakers??

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Hello, guys!
When I try to update BIOS on my laptop to version 2.3 (current version 1.6) I get the following message from "Installing UEFI WinFlash 0.02":

+The program will be closed!+
+There is an error occured, please check below items.+
+BIOS version above 230.+
+Battery capacity more than 20%.+
+AC is attached.+

The first and last conditions are sutisfied but the second is not because battery is dead (always 0% charged). Is there another way to update BIOS?
Thank you!

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A:Cannot update BIOS on my Satellite A660

No, there is no other BIOS update since only the win-based BIOS update version is available on Toshiba driver website.

I guess you need good working and charged battery in order to update the BIOS.

But why you want to update the BIOS? Is something wrong with the notebook?
The BIOS update is an very serious update and should be done very carefully?
Wrong procedure can damage the motherboard!

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My bios udated yesterday
On the first try the system locked up with the very helpful message "do not disconnect or turn off the computer" I couldnt if I wanted as nothing was working. After an hour I took a chance and held down the power button until it turned off. I re-started the laptop and eventually the bios update message appeared again - this time it installed without any problems.
Does anyone know what issues/bugs have been fixed or if any new features introduced? Its just nice to know.

I am glad to see that the laptop still gets some support - even if we dont really know what it is!

It would be great to get a touchpad driver update that enabled the adjustment of touchpad sensitivity and disable the touchpad click - I prefer to use the two "mouse" clickers underneath the touchpad.

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Hi Out there, Hopefully somebody can help me. I need to update my BIOS as I cant used my CD / DVD drive. Toshiba Helps say press F2 when booting up to get to the BIOS page so I can update pressing F2 doesn't work and get me there. Any ideas??
Thanks in advanced.

A:Satellite P55t BIOS Update

The BIOS is sometimes an "exe" file. If you are using Windows OS, just double-click the file and it will install itself.

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Hi all,

I have the problem that my laptop doesn't boot 9 out of 10 times with the message: *Bios block 1 is damaged, call your service man.*

I want to update the BIOS but for the Satellite Pro 6000 I can only find a Windows BIOS update. But my laptop doens't boot! Rarely the machine boot up, but when I try to update the BIOS, I get the message that I already have the latest BIOS

My questions:
* Is there a BIOS update file that makes a BIOS floppy? (for example the Satellite Pro 6100 has 2 BIOS files, 1 Windows and 1 that makes a floppy)
* Is there a way to update the BIOS with the same version in Windows ?

Or maybe there is another solution for this problem? That I didnt need to update my BIOS?

Thank you.


A:Satellite Pro 6000 - How to update the BIOS?


I don?t understand your problem. The error message says everything that you should contact a service man or centre so why you want to try updating the BIOS? Furthermore if a BIOS block is damaged I can?t imagine that a BIOS update will help you. I think the ROM module is destroyed and must be replaced.

So please contact the nearest authorized service provider on the Toshiba website. I think they can help and say what you should regarding this problem.


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Dear community,

I have a problem with my Satellite C-50-A-1M0. Currently I have BIOS V 1.10 installed. I want to install Win 7 after the update to Win 10 from 8.1 ruined the laptop, therefore I need BIOS V1.30 or higher. But when I go to the download page I only find V 1.40 and V 1.50. This would not be a problem, but V 1.50 is not compatible with this CPU and V 1.40 needs BIOS V 1.30 installed. But where do I get V 1.30 from?

Can anybody tell me how to fix this?

Thanks and best regards,

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i would like to update the bios on a Satellite M60
the probl?me is that I can't no more access to my hard disk it always reboot

So I want first try to update my Bios but as I can't work with windos XP I need to do it with a Dos command.

is there any solution to do that ?

many thanks

A:Satellite M60 - cannot get access to HDD but want to update BIOS

?and why you want update the BIOS?

Even if the BIOS is not up to date, the notebook should work fine and should boot the Windows OS.
This would mean that the issue with your notebook is NOT related to old BIOS version.

Did you try to check the HDD or to reinstall the Win XP?

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Hi everybody,

help me!! I'm looking for driver for DOS Bios M70. Doesn't exist, only for windows and my laptop is dead.
Bad news, because only after 3 minuts shut down!!

So i've only one solution (boot cd with floppy).
So i need dos version of Bios


A:I need BIOS update for Satellite Pro M70 (PSM75E) but only for DOS

This version is not available on official support page so only chance to get it is to contact nearest Toshiba service and ask for help.
Sorry but I don?t see any other option to get traditional BIOS.

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While looking for a way to speed up my laptop, most forums said update the bios to the newest version. So i used the Toshiba Bios page to find the bios version specific to my mobo and updated it from 1.7 to 2.0.

After the update the computer seems slower and is having a hard time with loading videos and just seems slower overall. Does anyone have a solution to this?

I look forward to replies and thank you

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Im having a problem, i cant update my bios, i have downloaded the right bios file, but when i try to update it i get a bsod just before it starts to flash the bios.

The biosfile i have downloaded is:

Satellite pro
Satellite pro M series
Satellite pro M70(PSM76)

Its the bios 1.70 for win xp

Im also having problems with my sound, i have downloaded the sounddriver and installed it, but there is no sound.

Im using Windows XP SP3


A:Bios update not working on Satellite Pro M70-275


Is BIOS update necessary? Or what is the intention to update the BIOS?
Usually if you have no serious problems, the BIOS update isn?t essential

Regarding the sound:
You can solve the problem in Windows XP installing KB888111 and KB835221 hotfix before installing sound driver.

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I downloaded a bios file for my note from the TOSHIBA support centre but could not update it. The message says "This computer is not supported", but I am sure I downloaded the right file.

Could you please help me?
Thank you!

A:Satellite R630-13R - cannot update BIOS

Install Toshiba Value Added Package

Install Toshiba System Driver and Toshiba System Settings

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i have a toshiba z830.

like we can read here: https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=40722

"The GTF0/1 is not defined anywhere, but referenced in _SDD control method. When this control method gets run, it will access the GTF0/1, and that caused a run time namespace look up error, and that also caused the control method's execution failed. But I think this will not affect your SATA device, it should function correctly, right? What the BIOS people tried to do here is to set NCQ autosense feature for the drive."

it's seem to have a problem.

any fix soon


A:Satellite Z830 - Update BIOS soon?

Sorry mate? maybe you understood something wrong? this is user to user community.

Regarding the link and possible bug:
You posted a link to an Linux OS page / kernel bug tracker?

As far as I know the Linux is not supported by Toshiba.

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SSD cold start do not recognize the drive!
Some motherboards boot quickly before a hard drive!
Detected and function normally after a warm reboot or reset.
We need HDD delay option in BIOS!

Toshiba Satellite A300 - 227
SSD ADATA Premier SP550
Win 10

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Model no: Satellite Pro U200 PLUA1E
OS: Vista Business SP2
Current BIOS: v. 3.50

Trying to update BIOS to v3.70

When I execute P0044v370, I receive following Windows Script Host message:

C:\ProgramData\Toshiba\Common\_cabBDF1.tmp\autoExe c.vbe
Line: 2
Char: 1
Error: Could not create object named "WScript.Shell".
Code: 8007007E
Source: WScript.CreateObject"

I want to update the BIOS prior to upgrading from 1GB to 4GB memory. Also my Pro U200 keeps crashing and each time before it reboots I get a message saying something like "Try installing latest BIOS" (it's not on the screen very long so sorry can't be more precise).

I no longer have the recovery CDs, am trying to boost performance as it's running very slowly.

Think that's everything- I'm in your hands good forum people! Thanks in advance.

A:Satellite Pro U200: cannot update BIOS to v.3.70-WIN

What Windows OS did you install.
Is it Win XP?

The BIOS update needs a installation of Common Modules? so be sure that Common Modules are installed or update this software.
The CM can be found on Toshiba European driver page?

Furthermore the P0044v370.exe unzips the package? I recommend creating an folder on desktop and to unzip the files in P0044v370.exe firstly. Then switch to this new folder and execute the exe file within the folder.

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Greetings, I have windows 10 pro installed on my laptop toshiba satellite pro R50-B-10V my serial is: 8E130370H and since I have installed windows 10 pro when I shut down the computer sometimes the screen goes off but it does not stop completely shutting down the computer staying on the fan without finishing completely shut down, I searched the last BIOS update to see if this problem can be solved and when I install this update I get an error that can not be run on this operating system. How do I update the bios on my windows 10? Thank you

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Hi all,
I have a problem with my bios, i cannot enter no bios by pressing F2 button. The other problem is my CPU stuck at low speed (Mhz) when need full speed slowing the system.
I have Windows 10 Fall Creators version with lastest bios version 1.60.
My question is, how i can reflash the bios? I tryit but the AMI flash software says its have the same version cannot flash.
I know the bios had a corrupt block...

Best regards

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I have Toshiba L670D-13D, and updated bios to 1,70 ver. My version was 1.40. My laptop powers normaly, but after using it(surf,youtube) it freezes all windows, and I can only move cursor. Can you help me to downgrade my bios version?

I downloaded bios update from official Toshiba site(Toshiba.de). I olso find later bios version for my mobo, ver 1.40. Bud I don't know hot do downgrade it. Please help, grettings!
Sorry for my bad English.

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Hi all

I have upgraded BIOS to the newest 2.7 version and LAN network card just vanished from my device list. The wireless network card works fine though. When I plug ethernet cable in, the green light comes on but orange one not, so I take it it is not broken as it worked fine before BIOS update.

I have tried different lan drivers and Windows XP and still nothing.Any ideas please?

I have Windows 7 x64 installed.

A:Satellite X200-20S - LAN is not working after BIOS update

Is LAN option listed in BIOS boot menu?

If you have tested it with Win7 and WXP maybe you should make last test and install original Toshiba recovery image that you got with your notebook and see what happen when you use notebook with ?factory settings?.

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hello, I have a problem with my notebook. I was trying to update the bios but being updated the notebook went on standby.
Now the notebook does not start, feel for a moment the cdrom drive but the screen remains black.
how can I upgrade the bios update in recovery mode?
I read some guides, I have prepared the pendrive crisis but the system does not read the device. I tried with different key combinations fn + esc fn + fn + b f but I can not read the pendrive.
I ask your help to solve the problem.
Thank you

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We bought our oldest son this: http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-Satel...tBy=bySubmissionDateDescending#R3VT4MY1GTRFQA laptop in December for his birthday. He got it on 12/22 (purchased Cyber Monday from Amazon) and yesterday he told me it was not working. Asking he said it turns on, power light on front and fan comes on but won't boot up past there and nothing displays on the screen. We tried putting in the restore DVD we made when he got it but nothing. It powers on and off with the power button but nothing else. I went to Amazon to check and see about warranty and what my options might be and when I went to the page where I bought the laptop I see there are now about 20 negative reviews by people who recieved a notice from Toshiba to update the BIOS and after the update the laptop is doing what my son's is. Most say that neither Toshiba or Amazon is of any help. So I asked my son if he tried to update the BIOS and he said yes. Now I am wondering if I should try and contact Amazon since I've had the machine under 3 months, Toshiba, or try to repair it on my own or a computer repair place. I am typing this question on a Toshiba laptop purchased 2 years ago that I absolutely love and have never been prompted to update the BIOS. Confused and looking for advice.


A:Toshiba Satellite dead after BIOS update

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Hi! I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro l40-PSL4BE laptop and i am trying to update its BIOS from version 1.8 to version 2.0. I have upgraded its OS and it is now running Windows 10 32 Bit. Unfortunately, each time i try to update the bios from inside windows (as per Toshiba's instructions), it just shuts itself down. I tried several things like booting to Windows 7 and Windows XP from Hiren's Boot cd, but came up empty. I also tried to update the BIOS via a dos USB flash drive but AFUDOS keeps giving me "error: Unable to erase flash000000". Perhaps AFUDOS is only good for .rom BIOS files and not .BIN BIOS files like mine? I dont know. Anyway i am stuck, installing Vista is not an option as i am using this laptop for work (yeah, still!) and cant afford to lose my data & programs. So, is there any way, to flash the new BIOS? Like a flashing tool or something? It really is important for me to update the BIOS as i would like to max the memory to 4GB of RAM. Thanks.

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Hi All. New here.

Trying to update the BIOS on my P200-143. Current version is v1.30, I;ve downloaded v2.70 from the Toshiba website but everytime I try and flash it, i get error code: -120 from winphlash

BIOS update failed! New BIOS is not compatible wth the curent system BIOS.
New BIOS part number doesnt match system BIOS part number.
Error code -120
Any help appreciated.

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