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Q: Toshiba Tecra A3


I need some help please!

I have a Toshiba Tecra A3 laptop and it keeps shutting down.

It starts and after Welcome logo and antivirus and wirelss icons appear, it shuts down.

I looked up Google, and all i found was that the cooler might be dirty.It is not.
After 5 shut downs it runs perfect. I cannot explain it.
can u help me please ?

Thank you.

Preferred Solution: Toshiba Tecra A3

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A: Toshiba Tecra A3

Hello ritter2881 & welcome to TSF

Just to rule out Windows as the probable cause. Go To: Command prompt and type: sfc /scannow. Insert XP CD if prompted.
Post back.

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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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my computer doesn't want to start, I've did f8 and when one by one and it gets stuck
on this

What does this means???


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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Hello, good morning, first of all I wanted to thank you for the help and attention you could offer me. my question is this, I would like to know if there is a laptop model; Toshiba Tecra A11-16Q. I throw this question because a friend has found this computer and was looking for information about it, it seems that it does not turn on, my friend opened it and could see that it had no RAM, and maybe this is why it did not turn on, but I wanted to see what kind of RAM requires to see if you can get some at a low price and thus be able to test if you turn on without having to make an outlay of money at all. Could you offer me some manual or the specifications of the technical characteristics ?. thank you.

and to forgive for my mistakes in the language, I do not speak much English and I use a translator to understand and give me to understand, and may not be very correct in their work.

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Yesterday my PC (a Tecra W50-A; with Windows 8.1 x64) performed an automatic windows update. Upon finishing the update, some keyboard keys stopped working (keys A, B, N, right Shift and both Enter's). Since everything was fine before the update, I think it is not hardware-related but rather associated to the update itself, such as installed software or drivers.
In the meanwhile, I have tried to restore my PC to a time point prior to the Windows Update, but the problem persists. I have also tried to find the original drivers for this model in Toshiba website, but couldn't figure out which driver to download/install (none specific for keyboard).

Looking forward for your help.
Thank you in advance

Best regards,

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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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Hi Im new here can anyone give me step by step instructions on how to overclock a Toshibe tecra 8000.

A:How can I overclock a Toshiba Tecra?

overclocking notebooks is extremely foolish and dangerous. Notebook computers are not designed to be overclocked as overclocking by nature requires extra cooling.

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hi all

So as you see in the description i have a VERY old toshiba tecra 8000 and it had windows xp on it but now it has a lot of corrupted system files on it and i am trying to install xp back on it but when i try to boot it it gets through the boot process and just shows the blue and gray background and will not go any further.
Any ideas?

A:Toshiba tecra 8000

Are you booting from Windows XP CD?

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I am in need of USB\VID_138A&PID_0010&REV_0078 driver for Tecra Z40-A laptop. Running Windows 7 x64. Where can I find one?

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I am having trouble with a Toshiba Tecra 500 CDT running Windows 98. I have tried a couple of Wireless cards. Installed the software but the card is never recognized? I have tried the Belkin F5D7010 and also tried a Trendware 11Mbps Wireless LAN Cardbus PC Card. My wired lan cards always recognize right away. On the toshiba it makes a low pitch high pitch sound when the pcmcia cards are recognized. This of course never happens with the WLAN cards. Can anyone lead me down a path that may help to get this resolved.



A:Toshiba Tecra 500 CDT WIRELESS LAN

If this is W98, not W98SE, you may have a compatibility issue, many WiFi cards specify W98SE as a minimum. How about more information about the machine and the version of Windows? Also, does the PCMCIA slot work for other devices?

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ive got a problem, this computer is starting to really be a pain. I just replaced the harddrive with a new one.
when i boot from the a drive (floppy) everything work fine ,no error messages and it shows up all 48meg of ram.
i copied the win 98 boot disk to the harddisk, format/s sysc,copy*.*
when i boot from the hard drive ( i must do this so i can swap drives to my cdrom) it gives the error "extended memory error " and reads only 16 meg of ram and will not load virtual drive. it also says that command .com and the other boot files are corrupt( this is not the case , the same files work off the floppy drive)
I just dont know what else to do , is this a bad ide on the motherboard? please let me know any and all ideas . i will gladly try them . my next step is to use an ide converter and boot up windows in my desktop and transfer it to the laptop
thankyou websurfernxs

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Hi all,

I am having trouble with a toshiba tecra laptop. I cannot see the dvd rom drive anymore. I am using Windows XP professional with Office 2003 professional.

The mouse and keyboard are connnected via USB. Can anybody assist? The DVD ROM drive letter does not appear anymore thus cannot use the drive at all.


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Hello - I have toshiba tecra 8100 - problem is that intermittently the
screen dims and to make it bright again i have to push the sensor button (the pin that the lid presses when you close the lid) --- sometimes i have
to push it several times ... i have to use this machine in for an exam and
i am afraid it is going to go dim on me and not brighten up - plus it makes a noise when i press this pin and i will annoy everyone in the exam room and disturb their testing. the dimming (really dim - almost black) seems to be worse when the machine has been on for a while although it can happen at any time.

i read somewhere that this is a
problem that can be resolved by cleaning the contacts on the FL inverter.
Can anyone tell me how to locate the "FL inverter" and how to open that
part on the laptop? Is it in the screen (lid) portion of the laptop or the
bottom (keyboard) portion of the laptop. Is this something I can do? I
am ok with doing things like installing hard drives, adapters, memory with
desktop machines --- but i have never opened a laptop. I would really
appreciate some help - thank you in advance.

A:Toshiba Tecra 8100

Just buy a new one and cut the hassles buddy.

www(dot)mpdparts(dot)com has em for the cheapest you can find around.

Same thing happend to me too, but now i have a problem with laptop heating up and fan not turning on at all, i tested it by connecting to a constant 7V DC outlet and its fine, but is just too dumb to start when CPU is hot.

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i have a tecra s1 i have installed a internal bluetooth card but cant seem to get it to work i have all the toshiba bluetooth drivers and software installed im running windoes xp pro fresh install any help would be greatfull thanks in advance

A:Toshiba Tecra s1 Bluetooth

Is that a Toshiba Bluetooth card or a 3rd party card? You will have to find out the model number and make sure you have the correct driver installed for that card. I can imagine that there are several different Bluetooth cards available for that model laptop

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Got a Toshiba Tecra laptop that is less than eight months old & it is always spitting the dummy

Have to give it to my IT guy to completely rebuild - costing me a fortune at present - this is the fifth time since I've had it

Seems to happen when I have the Australian Football League (AFL) site open in IE - message says that IE has encountered an error & must close, do I want to report it

Then when I restart the PC because everything is running real slow I get a black screen with the message "Windows could not start because of the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32|CONFIG|SYSTEM

Really appreciate any help please

A:Help with XP on Toshiba Tecra laptop

Have you tried doing a System Restore? Go to Start > All programs > System Tools > System Restore and try to pick a restore point prior to when the problem started.

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I'm trying to put a company image using imagex on a Toshiba Z40 via booting from USB.  For some reason the F12 Boot Menu is some strange GUI, and when I select USB it simply won't work.  I doubt its a USB3 issue.
Does anyone have any other tricks to force this laptop to boot from USB?  Running out of ideas.

A:Toshiba Tecra Z40 Not Booting from USB

First make sure SecureBoot is Disabled. If I remember correctly there is a setting in UEFI to enable and disable F12 for a boot menu. If that is enabled then see if changing your UEFI to Legacy or CSM boot helps.
How did you create the bootable flash drive.
From your other thread would it be possible to create a bootable Windows 8 USB flash drive with the required image and use it to boot. Windows 8 has native USB 3 drivers. You should still disable SecureBoot if you plan on imaging a Windows 7 OS on the computer.

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I have an old laptop, been using it for years, yep it?s thirteen years old but it still does what I need it to do; I feel comfortable with it, I know it inside out. I had three of them to start with; bought three at the same time in 2005. But over the years the previous two have worn out, and broken, so now I am finally down to my last one.

I want to buy another second hand laptop which is the same manufactured make and as close to similar manufactured hardware as possible to my old laptop, but as new a spec as possible; but still uses the same type of RAM and Hard Drive and will work with Windows Seven.

I know is might sound odd, but I have my reasons. Software carry over and some Hardware reasons, as I have lots of spares.

My old laptop is a Toshiba Tecra A4 PTA4OE, manufactured in 2005. It has 2 Gig of DDR 2 SDRAM and a 2.5? HDD IDE/PATA Hard drive 5400 rpm.

Any experts on here have an idea on how I can search or find a laptop which uses the above hardware, is manufactured by Toshiba, but is as new a spec as possible but will obviously be quite old. Just so I can go on EBay, and take a search, see which laptops fit what I need. So I can carry over my RAM and my Hard Drive, but also all my software when I install a fresh copy of Windows Seven.

Thanks for any help.

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My TOSHIBA TECRA S1 has no display at all, I have it connected to a stand alone monitor and the laptop itself is operating perfectly, just have no display. Does anybody know if there is a way to troubleshoot the screen display to find out if it is good or bad, or what the problem might be? Thanks!



So when you turn it on you get nothing, could be a bad connection from the board to the screen, or the screen itself is faulty.

There are no methods to trouble shoot the problem all you can do is swap the screen from a working laptop and see if that works.

Best advice back up, format and stick it on Ebay as a faulty unit and use the money to buy a new one.


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I would like to share my experiences Installing Windows 8 on a Toshiba Tecra A10 (European Modell)
The Update or Install works fine and Windows recognizes allmost all hardware, except:
Bluetooth --> use latest BT-Stack from Toshiba Support Page (v80012T_20110809_x64.exe works)HDD Crash Sensor --> Toshiba hddprot-20121026130407.zip (contains TC30497500A.exe) work
With prior Versions the Driver will be installed and work, but you can't set the Protection Properties.

After installing those drivers all devices are functional.

Setup does not recognize the dual point device (touchpad and accupoint from ALPS) correctly and treats it like a standard mouse. So accu point and touchpad are both enabled and working, without Problems. But it is not possible to switch them off or do some advanced settings. Drivers from Toshiba (Windows7 or Windows8 from later Tecra modells) dont work properly, causing pauses in the mouse behavior. Accu Point is not working at all.
Original Alps driver from there home page does not work.

Try the lenovo 0kto02w8.exe UltraNav Trackpoint driver, it contains the Alps driver Release Date : 08/10/2012, Version(x86) : 8.0.1611.1xx with Installer Version(x64) : 8.100.1611.1xx with Installer for Windows 8.
It runs properly and supports the complete functionality of the hardware.

Sometimes there are minor problems with the display. Don't try to install toshiba display drivers without creating a recovery snap shot before, since it could happen that y... Read more

A:Windows 8 Pro 64x on Toshiba Tecra A10-139

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Hi there,
i m just fed up with muy tecra and i want to give it a new high tech gaming makeover. I was thinking to change the motherboard cpu and hdd..Can you give me any ideas or advice where to start to find these components and if is it is worth it? Thanks a lot PC community the best ont he planet..:slurp::wave:

PS; OMG i love the smileis there are some really cool....>.::chef::darth: So Awesoooome

A:Toshiba Tecra M5 upgrade

Go new, consider Satellite P500.

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I'm someone who posted a message on this website months ago looking for the last part I thought I needed to get my computer working again.

I ended up having to buy this particular part from a parts warehouse in Singapore.

It's still not working.

What am I doing wrong?

I've spent a lot of money on this machine and it's not doing me any favors by working. That's disappointing enough. To have to wait all this time since last April to come to this point makes me almost want to give up; smash it; junk it and buy a new computer and pass it off ( in my own mind ) as having successfully fixed it.

But I didn't waste $50,000 in college tuition money at a computer/technology school ( for a degree I ended up never getting ) just so I can learn to give up when I can't figure out how to get a laptop computer working again.

On the other hand; smashing it or coming on this website to ask for help;
does't " help " my confidence either.

What am I here for then?

To vent? Maybe.

I don't know.

But just for your curiosity; what did I waste money buying for a Toshiba Tecra 8100 that didn't originally work - and parts I thought - after buying - it would work again?

A motherboard.
A Toshiba RTC ( system BIOS) battery.

And the soundboard.
h... Read more

A:Toshiba Tecra 8100

That's a very old and low specification laptop. Personally would give up and spend the money on a laptop that already works.

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i want to install win xp in toshiba tecra s4 vista, but i fail to do it any can direct me what to do to uninstall vista,

A:uninstall vista in toshiba tecra s4

Make sure you can get mobo drivers for xp before doing so. If you can,
then get a program called killdisk, its free do a google for it. That will
wipe the drive, then you can install xp. You will have to boot to the
program so you may have to adjust boot order in bios.

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I have a Toshiba Tecra 8100 650 mhz laptop. The cooling fan doesn't come on until 66 degrees C and goes off at 61 C. Is there any way of changing the temperature to a lower setting or is my cooling fan about to die? I'm running windows XP, and 256 memory. Battery is good.

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Hi im new to these forums came here looking for help.

Ive had this laptop for a while recently bought some upgrades for it, before the parts arrived i tried to change the bios password to somthing different, well i restarted and it would no longer accept the old password...nore the new one.

Parts came in and for weeks ive been stuck at the password screen.
Purchased "http://cgi.ebay.com/TOSHIBA-Tecra-8000-8100-8200-BIOS-Password-Removal-Key_W0QQitemZ170022133942QQihZ007QQcategoryZ40177QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem"
Was a scam and never came in the mail.

I have been told a program "keydisk.exe" or somthing can bypass the bios password, but we have a problem, my laptop does not have a floppy drive.

So heres where you get to help me , im thinking about purchasing an external floppy drive (usb connected) to try to use that "keydisk.exe".

Will i need to install drivers for the floppy drive? Im running winxp sp2.
Thanks for your time,


A:Hello need help with Toshiba Tecra 8000 Laptop

Still looking for answers!

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A friend entrusted me with her Toshiba Tecra A2 (1.75GHz, 489MB RAM, 40GB HD, XP Pro SP1), which was suffering from the usual middle-age-terminally-slow-operating system problems, caused by badly clogged registry etc...I ensured her that I wouldn't break it, or at least wouldn't make it any worse, and she would be ?30 better off than taking it to a tech shop for them to look at.

So I did the following, standard stuff, all of which worked fine.

*Disk clean-up (from C:\ properties)
*msconfig to remove unnecessary startup programs
*Full scan disk
*full defrag
*hooked up online to run liveupdate for Norton AV
*ran a standard, basic registry cleansing program
*whilst online ran several passes of windows update, with several reboots all without error.

It then took all afternoon installing SP2, and upon reboot, it went through the usual XP-style sky blue boot screens I expected post-SP installation i.e. "please wait.............................."

then seemed to crash, reboot, and displayed the blue screen of death, and this message:

STOP: c000021a {fatal system error}
The session manager initialization system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0x000026c. (0x00000000 0x0000000).
The system has been shut down

I have since tried all other boot options (safe mode, last known good settings, etc) to no avail. I can't get into windows at all (otherwise I would just remove the SP and try again).

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A:BSOD after installation of SP2 on Toshiba tecra A2

see if either of these help

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Appreciate some assistance.

Anyone know if there is a hard drive size limit for subject laptop?

Could not find answer at the Toshiba website. It recommends only a Toshiba techie should upgrade a hd, of course.

The laptop currently had a 3+GB hd in it.

A:Toshiba Tecra 520CDT Laptop

That depends on BIOS' version. I guess 8.4(7.8)GB is the maximum

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I got a Toshiba tecra A8, it has fingerprint and bios password security, it wont let me factory reset with power zero, is there any other way?

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I have a Toshiba Tecra 780DVD that includes the Toshiba video camera. When I got the computer the OS had been changed to W98SE from the W95 that came with the computer originally. I have all functions working with W98SE and am reluctant to go back to W95. Does anyone know what steps to take to revive this feature? I want to keep the OS at W98SE. I have loaded the Built-In Video Conferencing software from the Toshiba website and installed it but have not been able to get the video camera or the video conferencing features to function. Is there other software that must be installed? I have read that the computer uses an Intel program that is no longer available or supported for the conferencing function. If that is true, does anyone know where I can get a copy to install?

Any assistance would be appreciated.


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I have a Toshiba Tecra S1. On boot-up, after POST, I get this message on a black background:
E+ Err 5!
Run Recover!

My web-searches have come up empty on this message. I am able to write an image to the hard drive, and this image works properly on 9 other Toshiba Tecra S1 laptops.

Any guidance is deeply appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

A:Toshiba Tecra S1 odd boot error

A bad hard drive may cause this. Start here first

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I need to download and installed devices drivers for Toshiba laptop(Tecra A9) for windows XP professional service pack 3. can someone please help me with the link to Toshiba drivers download page since i am having difficulty in locating the page

A:Solved: Toshiba Tecra A9 Drivers

should get them from here

whats the exact A9 model number

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I have a Toshiba Tecra S1 PT831C=13EZL

Yesterday I was doing some CAD work on the sofa and my lap top froze (mouse and keyboard not operational) so I put it aside thinking this would be temporary.
shortly after I noticed that there were horizontal lines flickering across the screen (from the right side to 1/4 the way across only on the right side) I thought strange, so I held the power button down for 5 sec's to power down and reboot when I rebooted the laptop screen was black no post or anything so I powered it down again and left it plugged in for the night. The next morning I power up it went through the post and I could log in but soon as desk top came up it froze. So I powered it down again and remembered the volume was off so turned the volume up and got some beep codes first 2 short 1 long and followed by 3 short and it repeats until I power off

So my first question is what are the beep codes?
and what would some things to check to sort out this problem
or is it worth it.


A:Toshiba Tecra S1 no post but beeps

I have the very same laptop. Those beep codes are BIOS beep codes and they are directing you to what the issue/problem is. I can't remember at this point what BIOS this laptop is using but I'll try to do a search.

Here is tutoral compiled by our very own Tedster here at Techspot that should help. http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic95391.html

Hopefully someone like raybay can come by and give you better advice but off the top of my head it sounds like either your video or your monitor is the issue but I'm completely guessing here.

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It's running so slow, that I can't use it effectively.
It is a 266 Mhz, with 192 Mb ram.
Bios is 9.30
It was upgraded to Win 98 SE, after I boobooed the registry and the bios was flashed to 9.30.
Since I got it back, it is so slow that I really can't use it.
It takes about 10 minutes to boot up.
I have the factory configuration CD that installs Win 95 and all of the Toshiba drivers and defaults.

What do I need to do, before trying to run the configuration CD?

A:Toshiba Tecra 8000-Too Slow

I think it's time for you to get yourself a new PC, my brother uses a PII 350 with 64mb RAM for his work and I often hear him yelling through his wall that it's too slow or has buggered up/crashed for some reason. Look on Ebay for a good cheap one, it sounds like you use yours for work. ANything with 256mb RAM and a processor of at least 1ghz (for value for money) will be more than capable. It could be that loads of crap has been left behind by WIn95 in the install of 98. Did you format the hard drive before you installed it?

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Can anyone help? I have a Toshiba Tecra S1 which I need to uninstall Windows XP from. It does not have a CD or floppy drive. once this is done I need to load Windows 98 onto it. Does anyone know how to bring it back to factory settings? I have tried F11 or ctrl F11 on starting up neither responds. Thanks.

A:remove XPfrom Toshiba Tecra S1

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My laptop has started running VERY slow. It has also started freezing and nothing resolves the issue except a hard reset. I thought I might have a virus, so I got help from Malware Removal. All the scans came up clean with no viruses, but she said that I had ALOT of programs running continuously in the background which might explain why it was running so slow. She suggested me to come here and see if you could help me, so here I am!!! We got an odd message the other day saying we didn't have enough memory for windows media player to play, and to shut down all the other programs, and nothing else was running. That time was the only time we have EVER seen a message like that. Windows media player isn't playing right, it keeps freezing and cutting itself off. The cursor has also started going biserck and floating all over the screen. It has gotten to the point that it is extremely hard to move. Scrolling down a internet page is a nightmare. It freezes when you try to scroll up or down.

I am a college student and a lot of my classes are online. This is my only computer and my instructors are not very understanding when it freezes and I can't complete my timed test. So, any help is appreciated!!!!!

A:Windows XP toshiba tecra laptop

I believe that you have some type of malware on your system.

I would consider backing up any important data, and performing a reformat/re-install of Windows.

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I screwed up some things in the registry and lost my CD drive.
Prior to that, it was running fine, with win 98.

A tech worked on it and installed Win 98 SE.
Then, it started running very slowly.
He got rid of my IR and Parallel port, to free up some IRQ's, installed my Xircom Ethernet card and got the CD working again. I'm not sure which CD controller it should need but this one has the EIDE controller configured now.

I'm looking for a source for Toshiba Tecra 8000 software and manual that came with the Tecra.
I'm also seeking ideas to speed it up.

I'd just like to have the same speed I had to begin with.

A:Toshiba Tecra 8000 PII 266 Problems

tecra PII 8000

There is a guy on ebay that sells a recovery disk for the tecra 8000 PII 266.
My neighbor gave me the very same model and I ,needed to dump the system my regular kill disk would not work on it for some reason. Anyway go to ebay type in toshiba tecra 8000. The guy I got the disk from is called Mr. Canada. It worked for me the only thing is that it loads windows 95. I did put XP on mine after the drivers were in place. It does have all the factory drivers. Hope this helped.

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I've gone and crashed yet another laptop. The specs are "toshiba tecra", OS = XP PRO. That's all I know regarding the laptop. Big concern is the BSoD error msg = "unmountable_boot_volume".

History: This is a refurbished Tecra, apox 2 years old. Did have inital problem with it after installing DVD player program and wireless component. Did have to return it to dealer to have them fix it (i suspect they reformatted it).

7 months of bliss, and then two nights ago , while in hotmail, and facebook, the laptop became sluggish. Then it flashed the BSoD for roughly 3 secs and then shut off. Restarted the comp....tried to quickly print off word document....middle of printing repeated same behaviour.

Waited 30 minutes....comp is working fine, think all is fine and dandy...and then it repeats same actions. At this time however we did attempt to remove programs(activex ) and was in the process of a system restore.

Gave it a break, next morning....Booted up, and completed a system restore to a point 7 days earlier.

Now it just starts up...and goes immediately to the screen that asks you to choose "safe mode, last known configuration etc). Although i vaguely remember possibly seeing the windows screen for a bit.

TRIED running rescue disk but the CDROM won't work.
There is no floppy disc drive, and I've been told that I can't run DOS without a driver, b/c those how XP is. I don't know what to do, or how to fix it. I ha... Read more

A:Toshiba Tecra Unmountable_Boot_Volume Error

When you first restart your computer during the upgrade to Windows XP or when you start Windows XP, you may receive the following error message, where aaaaaaaa, bbbbbbbb, cccccccc, and dddddddd are hexadecimal numbers that may vary:
STOP 0x000000ED (0xaaaaaaaa,0xbbbbbbbb,0xcccccccc,0xdddddddd) UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME
NOTE: If you receive this error message when you restart the computer for the first time during an upgrade to Windows XP, your original operating system still works correctly. In some cases, a message appears on the BIOS report screen that states that the wrong cable is in use, but you may not see this message on computers that have a fast startup time.
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This behavior can occur if either of the following conditions is true: Your computer uses an Ultra Direct Memory Access (UDMA) hard disk controller, and the following conditions are true: You use a standard 40-wire connector cable to connect the UDMA drive to the controller instead of the required 80-wire, 40-pin cable.
The basic input/output system (BIOS) settings are configured to force the faster UDMA modes.

The file system is damaged and cannot be mounted.

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To resolve this behavior, use the appropriate method.
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UDMA Controller
If your computer uses a UDMA hard disk controller, use the following procedures: Replace the 40-wire cable with an 80-wire UDMA cable.
In the BIOS settings for your computer, load the ... Read more

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When I turn on my Toshiba Tecra S1 laptop I get no screen, I can hear windows start up but continue to get a black screen. When I connect a seperate monitor to the laptop I get my desktop and can operate laptop with no problem, just cannot get a screen the laptop, can anybody help! Thanks!

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Sons laptop will not boot. Power led comes on, fan spins, hdd spins. Screen is completely black. Can't enter bios. So far removed hdd, dvd, ram, battery, powered off and holding power button depressed for 2 minutes.

No video on external monitor. No access to BIOS even with external USB keyboard.

is this a has-been laptop?

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Try this:

1) unplug ac & remove battery
2) perform a "hard reset" by holding down the power button for 60sec
3) remove ram card(s) and insert into other ram socket

This may be an issue with the ram card(s) that requires you to reset them.

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Unfortnately my tecra s1 was knocked from the coffee table onto the floor, the display immediately turned white. When I rebooted there was no display at all (just black)
The computer is working as I connected it to an external display and that was fine. I tried to folow various trouble shooting guides online showing how to take the notebook apart and to reseat the display connector onto the motherboard however this did not cure the problem.

I did notice that coming from the display was a large bunch of wires going into a connector which is the one I reseated, on the right hand side of the display is a white and black wire going to a connector and a pink wire which just seemed to be floating, I could not see where it had come from. Does anyone have any ideas regarding this wire or any other tips which may help me.

A:Toshiba tecra s1 display problem

You may have knocked the inverter lose. It is difficult to fix, as it rests behing the screen at the bottom... and you have to remove as many as 22 screws to get to it.
Or you may have dislodged the ribbon cable that goes from the system board to the screen at a hinge point.
That is easier to repair. Remove the keyboard by removing all the screws from the bottom of the computer, then remove the bezel and other parts around the keyboard. You will find a wide flat cable that is very thin. unplug and reseat that cable and all others.
Sometimes you will get lucky. But you really need a friend or a tech who is familiar with screen problems, and all the components in the computer...
As you probably know, it costs about $150 to have it repaired because of the time involved in doing the work... and the possible parts neede.

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Hi All,

I have a Toshiba Tecra 8200 that constantly freezes up. I find that it mainly occurs when I physically move the laptop. Any suggestions?

A:Toshiba Tecra 8200 Freezing

When it freezes, do you have a mouse physically attached to it? If so, possibly a defective mouse. Otherwise, I'd have to think a loose wire someplace or you're creating a horrendous amount of static when you're moving. Just a few avenues to take.

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hi there!
i dont know much about computers but ma toshiba tecra 8000 wont start.
it keeps going to a screen that says Windows had a problem so inorder to protect memory (or sumthing) it wont start. then it says sumthing else about going to the bios settings and alterint the cache memory...


thanx much

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hi there!
i dont know much about computers but ma toshiba tecra 8000 wont start.
it keeps going to a screen that says Windows had a problem so inorder to protect memory (or sumthing) it wont start. then it says sumthing else about going to the bios settings and altering the cache memory...
so what shld i do to get it working again and what is the problem.
it runz on xp.


thanx much

A:cant start my toshiba tecra 8000

First, press F8 when starting the computer. It will then display a list of startup options. You want to disable the automatic restart. That will allow you to see the error code it's giving you long enough to write it down (make sure to include the number). Then post that information here for futher help.

Have you tried starting in Safe Mode?

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I'm not very technically savvy so forgive me for not using the correct terms, but My desktop has changed and I don't know why. All of my desktop icons now have a box surrounding the title. Also, the desktop background looks chopped up. I can't think of anything I've added or changed recently, so I don't know what the problem is.
1.85 gigahertz Intel Core 2 Duo

A:Desktop display changes Toshiba Tecra A8

Double-Click on the System icon inside the control panel. Click the Advanced tab. Under the "Performance" section (header at the top) click the Settings button. Is the bullet in the top option "Let Windows choose what's best for my computer"? If not, click there to select it, then click Apply and "OK" your way out. Close the System Properties box, close the control panel, then reboot. Does the issue persist?

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hi lads an ladettes just wondering if anyone got a diagram or pic of what eeprom is where the power on password is held. im pretty sure this is where it is held as i have tried all other methods. its just there are a couple of eeprom chips onboard and im wondering which one it is held on...

thank you

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I have a toshiba tecra a8 and when i power it on the power light turns on but the screen, fan, and drive dont. I know the board is getting power because every know and then the fan turns on and blows out hot air. i can hear the hdd turn on evey time i power it on.

Does anybody have any idea whats wrong?

Is the board fried?

A:Toshiba Tecra A8 not powering on completely

How old is your hard drive? Have you tried shifting memory modules to see if it will boot on one, and not the other?

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Hello everyone,

I have just been given a laptop (Techra 500cdt) which has a password when first booted. Of course I do not have a password, is there anyway of getting rid of this? I do not want to spend a lot of jack on this computer due to the fact that this computer may be too old for my college work. I do not have a correct reboot for it either. I thought of loading a system but if there is a better way please advise,
Thanks, sorj

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