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Tecra Z50-A-11V: New SSD but Win 8.1 does not detect it

Q: Tecra Z50-A-11V: New SSD but Win 8.1 does not detect it

We bought a Crucial M550 256GB disk and want to replace in a Toshiba Tecra Z50-Av1

We do not want to make any transfer of data or cloned.
We want to do a clean install with Windows 8.1
The BIOS recognizes the SSD

But when you install Windows 8.1 does not detect any disk connected to the unit and requested additional drivers. Windows not detect drive

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i too test with lasted version of this driver (old F6 in boot to locate hdd driver)

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=23496&lang=eng&wapk w=f6flpy-x64.zip

and with toshiba package
http://support.toshiba.com/support/viewContentDetail?contentId=4004211
you can see than i have 3.20 version of BIOS. interestingly I see that the last one is the Toshiba has released version 3.1

But always the drive CRUCIAL is not reconized by the boot instalation of windows

The problem is similar with ubunto, kubuntu, .... the drive is detected with the BIOS but not for the OS.

any help?
Thanks

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Preferred Solution: Tecra Z50-A-11V: New SSD but Win 8.1 does not detect it

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Tecra Z50-A-11V: New SSD but Win 8.1 does not detect it

Hi

Did you solve this issue?
Could you install the Windows 8.1 system on this SSD drive?

I think the additional driver installation while setup procedure isn?t necessary since Win 8.1 should already contain the essential drivers.
From my point of few there could be an compatibility issue (maybe SSD firmware update would solve this).

How about the usage of other SSD drives? Do you have the same problem using other SSD drives from other manufactures?

Feedback would be appreciated.

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Hello together,

i try to install a Samsung SSD 840 Pro to install in my Tecra S4. But when I try to install Windows 7 there is no SSD detected.

What can I do that Windows detect the SSD ?


With greetings
Golfbaer

A:Tecra S4 does not detect the SSD drive

Hi

You need to add the SATA/RAID driver.
Download this from here:
http://support1.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-files2/0/raid-drv-20070719134547.zip

Now go to BIOS and on the 3rd page of the BIOS you could change the RAID settings to *1RAID-0.*
Possibly you will need to input password which is +1234+ then press +ENTER+
Now Boot from Windows 7 installation disk.
Select "Custom Installation.
Connect USB stick where the RAID driver files are placed

When it comes to the selection of the target drive (SSD drive isn?t visible yet) , select "Load Driver" and navigate to the USB stick where the folder with the drivers is placed. Now the installer for Win 7 lets you select an attached USB memory stick.

Confirm and after that a list of available devices (SSD drive) should be shown

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I possess a tecra A10 complete with Windows Vista Business installed (and backed up to an image file using Easeus Todo backup


However I also have access to a Tecra M10 which came with no operating system, although the COA sticker (product key) is likewise for a windows Vista Business.


My question is: would my Windows Vista Business back up from the A10 work on the M10 (ie would it load onto the M10 hard drive and then work properly

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

Best wishes
Ian

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

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

Generally speaking if both models have identical hardware platform (hardware parts) it can be used.

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I can count that there 5 new drivers released since I updated the drivers last time but the Driver detect does not detect them.
Instead it detects just two drivers that are already installed and even if I do "install the again". The Driver detect still "detects" these two "new" drivers over and over again.

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Hello! Registered because I really need help.

My Compaq laptop (Vista) was working just fine last night, connected to my home wireless network all right and all. Today morning my laptop couldn't detect my home wireless network at all, but it could still detect a bunch of other networks from the neighbours. My iPhone can detect my network with no problems, my desktop computer is wired up to the router, works fine too. It's a D-Link DIR-655. This has happened before but usually gets solved when I reboot (switching off and on) my router. I've tried that, tried restarting my computer too, no use. Haven't tried anything beyond that because I'm an idiot with computers.

Can anyone help me please? Thank you.
 

A:Solved: Laptop cannot detect home network, can detect others

Huh ok nevermind, I reset my router, blabla, it's working again. I guess it's solved?
 

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Yesterday, my computer randomly started screwing up. There is no longer any sound for ANYTHING, and I've tried all the solutions posted on the net which claims to fix "no active mixer device" error message which i am getting when i try to access volume control. At this time, the CD rom was working perfectly.

After hours, i just left it and went to sleep. And then the sound worked again the next morning. But suddenly, the computer restarts itself. When it comes back on, there is no longer sound.

Now, when i try to just reformat the computer, my CD-Rom will not even work properly, it isn't the actual fault of the CD, but it just won't detect ANYTHING. Not even things that worked the night before.

So now i can't refromat, can't get any sound, can't read any CDs, and randomly the computer restarts itself when the sound starts working, and shows blue screen sometimes just as the computer restarts itself so i can't even read what it says..... like less than a second of blue screen.

NOTE: NO changes were made to anything before these problems started taking place. Nod32 can't detect any viruses either.

A:Can't detect active mixer, (ie. no sound), can't detect CDs (ie, can't reformat)

Hello Maldini92

Turn off automatic rebooting
Right-click My Computer / Properties / Advanced / Startup and Recovery/Settings.
Under System Failure, uncheck the Automatically restart check box
You will then get a BSOD with error message which will help identify the problem. This one will stay

Please post the message such as
STOP 0x00000000A IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL
and any drivers named ( *****.sys)

Also
Right click My Computer / Properties / Hardware / Device Manager.
Look for "Yellow" errors

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Dear forum
The above says it all really.

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

A:Difference between Tecra A10 and Tecra M10

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

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

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

You can find details about different discontinued notebook models here:
http://www.toshiba.eu/discontinued-products/
Then you can compare all the hardware parts.

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Hello allMy HP Pavillion cannot pick up my home wifi. It picks up my neighbours and other hotspot  wifi  perfectly. Every other device including other mobiles and laptops can pickup my wifi but it is just my laptop that can't. I don't know what to do. I have tried restarting my router, even took out wires and put them back in. Still no use. Why does every other device pickup my wifi but my laptop cannot?  

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Hi, I have a small problem but a big problem for me.. So I bought the LED Samsunng SycnmasterEX1920X yesterday and I my video card is MSI n430gt... Is there anyway to reset my setting on the DVI-i port of my video card because when I plug my VGA to the Monitor and start up my PC it detects my monitor and in Nvidia Control Panel But If I plug my DVI-i and start up my PC... It doesn't detect my monitor even at the Nvidia Control Panel... Does anyone know what is my problem? Please.... Help me...Because I need to use the DVI-i to use Nvdia Scaling Aspect Ratio....
OS: Windows 7 64bit
Motherboard: Asus p7p55d-e pro
8gb ram
video card: MSI n430 Gt
Monitor: Samsung LED SyncMaster EX1920X
I use DVI-I to DVI-i Cable... Thanks.....
 

A:DVI-I doesn't detect my monitor, can I detect it in settings?

You already have a thread started for this problem here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic162995.html

Please do not post the same problem more than once. Thank you.
 

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Hi!
I'm new in these forums and I hope I can find some help... thanks in advance!
I'm having a weird problem, I just moved to a new flat and there's wireless internet here, my flatmates connect with no problem, and I have connected with my laptop via wifi without any problems in the past, but here... the network simply does not shows up in the available networks, windows detects other networks but not mine... if I connect via LAN ethernet everything works peachy...
I'm running Windows Vista SP1 on a Toshiba A135 laptop.
The network adapter is an Atheros AR5006EG (using latest drivers)
The router is a Linksys WAG354G (using latest firmware)
Here's what a quick ipconfig/all shows:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\JP>ipconfig

Windows IP Configuration
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : domain_not_set.invalid
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::1c85:dc36:41bc:de4c%8
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.67
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.254

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

Med... Read more

A:Solved: Laptop does not detect my router, yet detect others...

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My system was running Windows XP Professional, SP2 without a hitch up until about 2 months ago. Then it just stopped detecting the disks. I went into every screen and venue that I could find and everything that is suppose to be checked is checked. It does not recognize any disk in any drive. All of the drivers are current and the system shows no problems in any areas. As a matter of fact, it runs great. I just can't use any of my drives!

I was told that a recent Norton update had changed the settings and I should uninstall Norton and reinstall Windows XP. I was also told that a virus disables the auto detect feature. I have run several full system virus scans and have found one virus which was quarantined. But I can't find anyone who can help me to restore the autodetect feature.

Sure could use some help. Thanks.

I have just learned that a virus called the LSAS virus may be the problem. Norton Anti-virus does not have this virus listed. Is anyone familiar with this virus?
 

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anyone got this kind problem before >
when i try installed my cd-rom, its can detect at cmos and can see my pc detect my cd-rom when booting, even can booting up with winXP cd to install window.......

the problem is my window 98 can't detect my cd-rom after go in to window .........
any help wil appreciate thank
 

A:can detect cd-rom at cmos but can't detect at window98

You'd need a driver for the cd drive. If lost, do a Windows update.
 

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Please tell me how to get Windows XP Pro to auto-detect my drivers & utilities on my Dell computer like Linux has done during the installation-process?

So far, Windows XP Pro hasn't auto-detected any of those things (listed below), like Linux did almost immediately after I installed it on my Dell Laptop computer:

Ethernet controller
Multimedia Audio Controller
Network Controller
PCI Modem
Video Controller (VGA Compatible)
ALSO: Please tell me if I downloaded drivers from that Dell computer onto a CD would that CD have to be a "data CD" in order for my computer to detect the drivers I have burned on the disc? or would that CD have to be a non-Data CD (example: "Bootable CD"), which runs the programs and installs the drivers automatically after it's inserted in the CD-ROM/DVD-ROM)?
 

A:Solved: Linux distros auto-detect drivers > So, why won't WinXP Pro auto-detect my dr

Form a company to write a Windows clone, and include the drivers for all the hardware.

You just need a data CD to transport the drivers, or even a USB FLASH disk...
 

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3 computer network. Linksys router daisychained with a switch, which is chained to a wireless access point.

Everything works fine apart from the one computer. It is not getting an IP from the router. It does not get the internet connection. It cannot share files with the other two computers. Basically acts as though it's not even plugged into the network.

So I go for the obvious and assume it's a wire or bad plug, and try hooking the rogue's end up to my laptop. Laptop works fine, gets net and can share files. I check the NIC and it's detected and working properly.

Must be a software issue. Windows XP Pro is not happy. It's a fresh install after a format. I've run the wizard with the 'connects through a residential gateway' as opposed to the 'connects directly to the internet'. I tried the latter but it says cannot complete setup.

The two lights on the card are blinking. The lights on the router corresponding to the rogue computer light up just the the others. I've tried moving it to the switch; no dice.

What could be the problem?
 

A:Rogue computer does not detect network. Network doesn't detect it.

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Hi everyone.

I have formatted my hardisk and install window 98 SE but my cd rom doesn't detect data cd.

NOTE: I have a dvd drive which work properly.

Please, could someone help me......
 

A:Cd rom detect not detect data cd!

Did you install the motherboard drivers?
 

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Hi,

Do you have any idea on how to resolved this problem? I cant able to detect or see the SSID of my router at home but i can detect others. I tried upgrading my wireless lan drivers and removed also the all of the stored wireless network in the wireless network manager but still i cant detect the SSID at my house.

Hope you can help me guys.

Thanks.
 

A:Unable to detect wireless SSID at home but can detect other wireless SSID?

please do not duplicate posts here - thanks

continue here
http://forums.techguy.org/networking/1116695-unable-detect-wireless-ssid-home.html

closing posts
 

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Hi,

Do you have any idea on how to resolved this problem? I cant able to detect or see the SSID of my router at home but i can detect others. I tried upgrading my wireless lan drivers and removed also the all of the stored wireless network in the wireless network manager but still i cant detect the SSID at my house.

Hope you can help me guys.

Thanks.
 

A:Unable to detect wireless SSID at home but can detect other wireless SSID?

any other PCs working OK on your home wireless ?

can you run xirrus please and post a screen shot

its possible the router is on auto channel and may have changed to wireless channel 12 or 13 which is allowed across the world except for north america and if the equipment you have is set for the american market , you may not pickup that channel

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Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and install the program.
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply

http://www.xirrus.com/Products/Wi-Fi-Inspector.aspx
( the site now appears to require a business email, and does not allow webbased emails like gmail,hotmail or yahoo etc )

Use the links below

http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_download/fid,77196-order,4/download.html
http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Xirrus-Wi-Fi-Monitor-Download-99109.html

Then run and install the program - on a wireless enabled PC/Laptop
if you get an error - You need will need to have NET Fra... Read more

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Hello,

we are encountering unusual problems with one of our Tecra devices.

Background info:

(The Laptop is used mostly in docked mode).

Occasionaly the screen won't turn on (laptop aswell as ext. monitor) while the laptop is used in dock-mode when the system is powered on by the user.

The user is also facing this issue, when the device is used outside the dock (eg. presentations) and reputting it into the docking station.

As said, the issues arrive occasionaly and we can't spot the problem.

Things I've already did:

- Update BIOS/UEFI to newest version
- Check multiple BIOS/ Windows settings e.g. Power-Settings -> disabled most of them that could cause this weird behavior
- Checked display drivers (Intel) and updatet them to the newest (no beta drivers)

The solution now exists of powering off the device via hard reset (pressing the power button for multiple settings), restarting the system and then putting it back into the docking station.

As you can imagine, this problem is very frustrating to us when the user has worked on something important and hasn't saved his progress before leaving meetings, because he knew he will be at his office, putting his device back in, but nothing happens and we have to hard reset it.

I appreciate any kind of help.

Best regards,

-user1337

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Hi,

I'm trying one of this popular caddy's that allows me to put a second hard drive in the optical slot bay, I use a Sata to Sata adapter, so there is not really an adapter besides connecting properly:

[http://www.akasa.co.uk/update.php?tpl=product/product.detail.tpl&no=181&type=Enclosures&type_sub =2.5%20Enclosure&model=AK-OA2SSA-BK]

My problem is with Toshiba BIOS that is expecting a ODD device in that Sata port and cames out with a "CD-ROM error", disabling the Sata port.

I have a workaround, if I start the PC, after BIOS post with anything in ODD bay, after starting Windows, I insert the second HDD in the ODD bay, go to "Windows Device Manager" do a "Check for hardware changes" and voil?, the second HDD is working fine, to me this proves a BIOS limitation.

Is there any help, a Beta BIOS or something else, I have the last BIOS 3.00 for this machine installed.

A:Tecra M10-17U use second HDD in the ODD bay

Please check this thread:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=39412

It seems that Tecra M10 does not support an select bay which would allow you to use an 2nd HDD instead of ODD.
As far as I know select bay is supported on Tecra M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, S1, S2

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Hello,

do you know, if it possible to install a SSD Driver for my notebook?
And if yes, which manufacturer/brand you would recommand?
I want to install Win7 Prof - Anything to take care of? Drivers, firmware, BIOS Version etc...?

Thanks for tips in advance.

kind regards

Peter

A:Can I use SSD for Tecra A8

Generally speaking it should not be a big problem to use an SSD instead of an common HDD.
The notebook supports the SATA interface and you have to use an 2.5? SATA SSD drive.
I cannot recommend any specific brand but in some very rare cases it could be possible that you will need to update the SSD firmware providing by an SSD manufacturer?

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hi, it is possible to have a functionnaly laptop upgrade with win10
TECRA S11-162 PTSE3E
or it is definitively dead ...

it is easy and no time eating for upgrade windows ?

thanks

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I am having issues with one of my computers where the motherboard SATA ports would detect/enable my SATA optical DVD writer, but for the life of me I can't get it to detect ANY SATA hard drives. This is why I bought the SY-PEX40039 PCI-Express SATA III controller card, so that I could hopefully bypass the issues my motherboard was having with SATA hard drives.... Unfortunately the controller card is doing the same thing. It detects and lets me use the optical drive no problem, but it refuses to detect my brand new Crucial M550 SSD, or my Toshiba 1GB HDD (which works fine in my other PC). I've gone through all the BIOS configurations that I could find. Tried running the ports in ACHI mode, IDE mode, no luck. Tried disable the on-chip SATA controller, and I've tried disabling the onboard PCI storage controller with no luck. The drives are good, the cables are good and have been swapped numerously. I am getting desperate (and honestly a little crazed) after trying to resolve this myself the past few days. The IDE drives work, and the USB ports all work. I have a Abit QuadGT AB9 motherboard and have updated all the drivers, and even flashed the newest BIOS (from 2008 since Abit is no longer around). Any help would be very much appreciated. Listed below is the specs and attached is the DXdiag report if that helps at all. Any help would be much appreciated.

Chris

Board: Abit QuadGT Ab9
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel Core2 Duo E6600 2.4Ghz
OS: Wi... Read more

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Hi,

I have recently bought a Tecra M7 off a friend who had neglected it. It has been lying around for over a year with a broken power port. As a result of this he has lost all the discs and the pen!

I have upgraded the ram and have a 120 gig HDD that I would like to put in it but as I do not have any of the discs this is going to cause me a problem.
I have downloaded all the drivers I need from the toshiba website but am in need of the OS.

Is there any way for me to get the XP tablet edition 2005 which is already on it without having to pay a rediculous amount for a brand new copy?
Is it possible to transfer winows from 1 HDD to another? Also does anyone no where I can get 1 of the pens from?
I have looked about on the internet and can't seem to find any!

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Jay

A:Tecra M7: Where to get Win XP Edit?

Hi mate

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

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

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

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

Greets

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ive just baught my daughter this laptop only it hasnt any operating system on it theres a windows xp pro product key sticker on it how do i download an xp pro onto it?

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Hi,

I'm looking for how to set the asset tag information int the smbios of a toshiba tecra M11 laptop ?
I have found this post LINK:[http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=40167] but the tool assettag.Exe don't keep the tag after reboot.
Any idea please ?

A:Tecra M11 and asset Tag

I don?t know if you have European notebook model but here in Europe this tool is not available for customers and this stuff must be done by authorized service provider.

If you want you can try to contact nearest Toshiba service provider and ask for help.

As you can see in other thread last user has posted link to Toshiba US support page.

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Hi guys,

i have an old TECRA M10-139 with a Core 2 DUO T9400 @ 2.53GHz and i want to upgrade the CPU to a Core 2 DUO extreme QX9300.
I think the sockets are the same but i am not sure if the BIOS and the other specific hardware of the notebook can handle this processor.

Thanks in advance

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Hi,

how can I boot from CD/DVD is the OS is not working an I can't access the Toshiba Hardware Setup tool in Windows?
If I press F1 I can only change Date and Time but no boot order.
Is there a special key to boot from CD/DVD?

Thanks
Baumi

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hI

my computer doesn't want to start, I've did f8 and when one by one and it gets stuck
on this
multi(0)disk(0)partition(1)\window\system32\drivers\isapnp.sys

What does this means???

A:TOSHIBA TECRA

Thats part of the motherboard chipset, have you doing a repair on the install via putting the windows cd in and letting it boot up and then going to repair?

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I just bought a Tecra A50-a-1DJ .
The 256GB disk (SSD) looks like formatted :
1,46gb : recovery partition ;
217,47gb : disk C :;
8gb : partition for hibernation ;
11,54gb : primary partition .
I would like divide the C: drive space so that it becomes:
C: 100,47gb
D: 100gb
F: 17gb
I tried it with the built-in Windows (disk management) that with Paragon Partition Magic :
The answer is always that I can't create more than 4 partitions .
As a workaround?

A:Tecra A50-A-1DJ - SSD partition

MiniTool partition wizard may work

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I would like to improve RAM to 8Gb. Specs say is possible. Is it really? Which module is recommended?

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Hi All,

I have a Tecra P4 - PTS40A-02100V which will not recognise the new Hitachi 80GB disk (HTS541080G9SA00). The laptop is out of warranty and replacement disk was purchased. This is the second new disk the supplier has sent me. The supplier is an official Toshiba supplier in Australia. Customer has paid ~$400AUD for the disk, so this could be an expensive exercise.

I am able to get a vanilla Toshiba Restore to work on the PC, however our organisation uses a WinPE based PXE boot environment to kick off image and build of Windows XP. Using a generic Windows XP in our environment is not possible.

Diskpart in WinPE will not recognise the disk. Partition Magic and other popular apps will recognise the disk, others won't. I can create an NTFS partition and format. Can create basic MBR and MFT, no luck recognising. Also I can use the disk in a USB caddy in Windows XP on another PC fine.

This new disk will display the same issues in another known working P4. I see no options in BIOS to get around the issue. I have updated the BIOS to v3.20, however the result is the same.

Any clues?

A:Tecra P4 not recognizing new HDD

Hi buddy,

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

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

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Got a Tecra M1 refusing to power up since few days.

The M1 has 3 led to indicate: (a) the AC power is connected (b) the power is on (c) the battery is available / charging.
Each of these can be green or amber.


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

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

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

A:Tecra M1 does not power up

Hi buddy,

> remove AC and battery, wait a while, plug both and restart. Same issue
Good job because this was described [HERE|http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/ann.jspa?annID=21]

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

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

Good luck! :)

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After reading a recent article in PCPRO it mentioned about changing the wireless card in you laptop to a quicker one, has anybody done this and if so I would like to know the following things:

1) how and what does it require
2) How much was the replacement and what model
3) what is the situation with warranty and firmware.

Regards
TM8

A:Wi-Fi upgrade on Tecra M10

I have a few questions for you:

Which M10 do you have exactly (M10-xxx)?
Is maybe Intel WiFi Link 5100AGN WLAN card inside?
If yes, which standard you want to use to get it faster than standard N?

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Hello,

does anybody know wihch RAM I need for my Tecra 8000
I need the PA Number

with kind regards

A:Which RAM can I use for Tecra 8000

Hi

The Tecra 8000 is an oldie and therefore it needs RAM modules which are not more used in most notebook models.
As far as I know you need the 144-Pin PC100 SODIMM module.

The part number of 128MB is PA3005U

Bye

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Have read many posts and tried what was suggested. I pulled the 2 memory modules and cleaned the contacts with an eraser. I inserted only one of the modules at a time, switching slots etc. and then powered it up each time. Once with only 1 module installed, I got the WINDOWS XP startup screen (with the moving bar below) and then the Toshiba Splash screen appeared and then the screen went blank again. Seems like the hard drive starts up and then stops. The DVD drive seems to respond with a low clicking sound. I hear a couple chirps/clicks from the hardware but no beeps whatsoever.

I'm guessing bad RAM. I will try with some new RAM later when I get some.

Since I did get the machine to sort of startup once, am I safe to assume the BIOS and Motherboard are okay ?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
 

A:Toshiba Tecra S1

I would say failing hard drive
 

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Tecra M11-17V. I can get a second monitor running, but that monitor shows the same image as the laptop's monitor. I want to have two different documents on view at once: one on the laptop and another on the second monitor.

Is this possible or not possible?

A:Second monitor with Tecra M11-17V

Of course you can do this. All you must do is to use “extended desktop” option.
Test it please.

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I want to use this old laptop which originally had win98. I managed to put win xp on it, but it is unworkable slow. Today I tried Lubuntu (a linux distributioon specific for oldies) but that too is too slow.

I just want a simple OS to browse.

A:Which new OS can I use with old Tecra 8100?

I don?t know which ?new? OS do you mean but fact is that you have old piece of hardware and if you want to have well working machine you should install supported operating systems ony.

Drivers for them you can find on Toshiba support page - http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp in archive

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Hi. I have a 2007 Toshiba Tecra A9. I am not computer saavy so please excuse me. I have noticed what I am assuming is a fan on the left side of machine will not stop running lately and is hot and computer screen goes black. Took it to local computer person this weekend and paid extra for emergency fee. They cleaned machine out and blew out a lot of dust and cat hair. They found a Trojan - cleaned that up for extra. Today I came home to find fan running on full blast and hot. I don't know what to do now. Any suggestions would be so appreciated. Thank you.
 

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I wonder whether anyone might be able to answer a question for me.

I have a nice Tecra R10-11B and it has been very good for quite a few years. It runs Win XP and does everything asked of it without a problem.

What I would like to find out, though, is whether it is possible to fit a quicker CPU. I have a suspicion that the installed cpu may be permanently fixed and is not replaceable but I would like to find out.

I had played with the idea of replacing the Intel P9400 Core Duo with something a bit new, to allow perhaps installing Win 7 and more memory. There is 3gb of ram installed.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

parkman

A:CPU upgrade on Tecra R10

The CPU is socked and this means that the CPU is removable.
But the important fact is that notebook manufacturers don?t support CPU upgrade.
One of the main reasons is the BIOS which is mostly modified by notebook manufacturers.

But let?s start with some basic knowledge:
The CPU has to be supported by chipset and BIOS.

So let?s check what CPU would be supported by Mobile Intel GS45 Express Chipset which is part of the Tecra R10-11B
Here on this Intel Ark page you can find compatible CPUs
http://ark.intel.com/products/35505/Intel-82GS45-Graphics-and-Memory-Controller-Hub#@compatibility

But even if the chipset would support new CPU, some compatibility problems may appear because of the BIOS.
However, the Intel Core 2 Duo CPUs ( Montevina Penryn) were equipped in different R10 models, so probably other Intel Core 2 Duo CPUs would be supported.

By the way: the RAM could be upgraded up to 4GB RAM

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This is my first post so apologies for any mistakes they are unintentional. Now does anyone know of a method that can use the right alt f4 key to be functional instead of shutting the computer down.

It is a requirement of a game.
Thank you

A:Tecra notebook - Right Alt F4 key

As far as I know ALT+F4 closes the applications but it cannot be used for notebook shutdown.
FN+F4 activate hibernation mode and notebook will be “shut down”.

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Hi,

Can a Tecra M accommodate an SSD?

Model = Tecra M9
Model# = PTM90A-08P03H

Thanks,
Steve

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Hi, I've a Tecra that came with Win Pro 7 Sp1 that was upgraded with supplied Recovery DVDs to Win 8 Pro and subsequently online to 8.1 and Win 10.
Win 8 and 8.1 ran fine but with so many problems on Win 10, I eventually went for "scratch" install with the recovery Win 8 DVDs.

Zapped the entire HDD using the Recovery DVDs but finally get the following msg after Win 8 had been re-installed: "Windows Setup could not configure Windows to run on this computer"
Ran "MSoobe" , as recommended on other forums and while this advanced the process, Windows ultimately did not run.

Any ideas anyone?
Thanks - davidtjm

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I need to (re)format my laptop, I have a Tecra M11-103 with Windows 7 pro 64bit. I received it with only an WXP downgrade CD but no Windows 7 installation CD.

Laptop no longer under warranty. How do I reformat? It seems like I used to have a nero backup software as it came bundled with laptop a long time (and a format under warranty) ago...

Is it possible to get nero again?
Thanks
E

A:How to reinstall my Tecra M11-103?

Hi

According notebook specification your Tecra was delivered with preinstalled WIN7 64BIT PROFESSIONAL and you got additional WXP DVD. Original Win7 recovery image was saved on HDD and using preinstalled Toshiba recovery media creator you have had possibility to back-up recovery image and create bootable recovery installation disc.
How it works is described in user?s manuals document.

I don?t know if you have created this disc but now after WXP installation you need this recovery disc. Of course, if you want to have ?factory settings?, you need this disc. Other way, you can obtain Microsoft installation disc and install Win7. All necessary drivers, tools and utilities you can find and download from Toshiba download page.

I hope you understand the situation but if you have more questions you are welcome.

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I have Toshiba Tecra M7-132

I would like to improve everything possible

I want to increase the amount of RAM in my laptop but I do not know does my laptop can handle the memory faster than DDR2 533. I have Windows XP Tablet 32bit, I know it will handle only about 3.5 GB of RAM but it's better than 3 GB

I also want to change the hard drive. My current drive is HTS541080G9SA00 Hitachi, 80 GB, 5400 rpm SATA . Will it run with a bigger hard drive with speed 7200 rpm?

I installed all the most recent official drivers and BIOS

What else I can improve

A:How I can improve my Tecra M7?

Hello

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

Regarding the HDD: Larger HDDs are no problem because there is no capacity limit on SATA interface. That means you can also install 500GB HDD or larger. Only important is that you buy a 2.5? HDD with SATA interface.
Also 7200rpm shouldn?t be a problem but they creating more heat and need more battery power. Usually 5400rpm are enough and quieter.

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HI, was wondering if anyone has had a similar problem: on boot up the screen flashes red instead of black, with vertical lines (white thin ones) across the screen. When it finally boots with windows xp, there are horizontal lines across the screen with different shades of the colour. The cursor has a box of lines around it. I think it's a VGA card issue but am not sure; has anyone had similar problems? I have visited irisvista on the web, where there are some instructions on disassembly. I got to the connector to the LCD and repositioned it, and noticed that when I appllied pressure in this area I could get near normal display.... can anyone shed some light???
 

A:Tecra S1 LCD with lines across it

It sounds like there might be something wrong with the cable or cable connector. Can you try another cable?
 

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