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

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

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

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

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: 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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im a Senior technical Supporter and use at Home a Tecra S4 (PTS40E). I have changed the Motherboard and CPU and now i Need a diagnostic Disk for the Tecra S4.

Where can i downlaod this Disk. Can you help me please? Please send me a Link for Download the Toshiba Diagnostic disk or the Image from that.


A:Need Diagnostic Disk for my Tecra S4


As far as I know such diagnostic tools are not offered for us, usual notebook users but only for service providers only. That is the reason why it cannot be downloaded.
You are senior technical supporter so I?m 100% sure that you know very well how all this works.

All you can do is to contact nearest Toshiba service provider in your country, explain the situation and ask for help. Maybe they can help you with this issue.

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My son is using a Tecra 780 DVD with windows NT loaded.
He cannot get a file transfered from his desktop to his laptop to continue his homework. He keeps getting an error message when he trys the external floppy drive. It reads: trouble accessing drive A....retry or cancel. We cant get it to work.....

SO, he decided to try his small mp3 disk player. He plugs it into the UBS port on the desktop and it becomes drive G. He copied the files onto this little thing and then plugged it into the Tecra Laptop..

Nothing happens. No drivers appear and no g drive is on the control panel.

Any suggestions?
I dont see the drive on the laptop.
I dont know if we need to load anything onto the laptop?
I dont know anything about hardware profiles on the NT platforms?




A:tecra 780/Windows nt and floppy disk

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I have a Toshiba Tecra R10

I want to change my disk for one SSD disk but i don't no how to open the computer. Please, can you tell me if there are some videos in youtube to explain how to do that?

Thank you.

A:Tecra R10 - Change to SDD internal disk


Friend of me has Tecra R10 too but it?s not easy to exchange the HDD because you have to remove a lot of parts, like keyboard, Base Assy and a lot of screws. If you exchange the HDD on this notebook you should know what you do because it?s a tricky procedure and you should have experience with notebook disassembling.

If you don?t know how to do it you should contact a notebook technician for help. The guys can help you exchange the drive and there you can order a new HDD or SSD too. :)

Here is list of service partners that can help you:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com > Support & Downloads > Find an authorized service provider

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Dear All,

I have a Tecra A9 51G with 160 GB hard disk. Is it possible to replace the existing hard disk with a new hard disk of higher capacity like 500GB or more.

Many thanks for your help in advance.

- Rajamani.

Message was edited by: rajamani.kandasamy

A:Tecra A9 51G Hard disk Upgrade.

Yes you should be able to install a 320 or 500GB with no problem. I imagine a 750GB should also be fine, but I wouldn't try installing a 1TB just in case there is a Chipset/BIOS sector addressing limitation.

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Hi folks,

I have scoured Google, and this is a common problem with SATA drives.
There is an easy fix to simply change Bios to IDE, then install XP and change back after.

Problem is....the ACPI Bios V1.5 does not have any options to make that change, nor to change to Compatibilty Mode (which also fixes the problem.....apparently.

I have downloaded ACPI BIOS V2, but the catch is it won't work from DOS - only Windows.
So I'm stuck in a no-win loop!!!

Without Windows, I can't change the BIOS- without the BIOS change - no hard drive seen.....<sigh>

Anyone know of a DOS version? Or some other way???
Before I go completely crazy???

Oh, have tried also installing Win98, even Win 95 to then upgrade - but nothing works.
Except Ubuntu - but I sadly need Windows to be compatible with my Desktop machine.

Thanking you......

A:Tecra M9 - no hard disk when installing XP


From my experience you cannot use compatibility mode, install WXP and switch again to AHCI mode.
F you want to have full HDD performance you should not use compatibility mode. What you must do is to load SATA driver before WXP installation starts. More about that you can read on http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/ann.jspa?annID=38

Check it out.

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I've got a Toshiba Tecra S1. In the last 2 years the hard disk has failed (bearings) 4 times. The laptop is just out of warranty so I bought a 40Gb Seagate (deciding the Toshiba disks are doubtful). I used the "product recovery" Cds to re-install the OS etc on the new seagate. Everything went fine until the end. After the new os had been installed a message comes up "Remove all disks and press any key". I did this the screen blanks, up comes the Toshiba splash screen, it clears, then nothing! just a cursor flashing in the top left. This sort of procedure at boot up suggests a self test failure, does any know if Toshiba laptops will only work with Toshiba disks.
I checked the disk by connecting to anoth PC using a usb adapter and it looks fine, all the OS seems installed, all the right directory structure. Obviously there is no fault with the disk or the Toshiba laptop (as the product recovery CDs managed to access the new disk to install the OS). I checked the BIOS and loaded "default" to be sure. The Bios can see the new disk. I'm lost for a solution, can anyone help?

A:Replacing a hard disk in a Toshiba Tecra S1

Check that disk using e.g. Partition Magic. You probably did not set the first partition 'active' , so the PC does not know that there is a bootable HD in it.

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I am trying to rebuild a Tecra M3 Model PTM30A-1DD002 for a friend. I have installed Windows XP Professional but each time I try to install a service pack it seems to hang.

I have tried SP1 & SP3 and each time it starts off gets about a minute in and then just sits and does nothing. I left the machine on for a couple of hours and it just doesn't do anything. On SP1 it says it is "backing up files" and SP3 says "Checking Product Code".

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

A:Cannot install SP3 on a Tecra M3

As far as I know Tecra M3 is delivered with WXP SP2 Professional so for WXP installation use Microsoft WXP installations disc with already integrated SP2 or SP3.

Do you have original Toshiba installations disc?

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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.

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:
Then you can compare all the hardware parts.

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The Tecra M2 has been running fine, its a good little machine but running out of space.
I've been trying to install a new HDD 160GB (Seagate) was 60GB (Hitachi).
I've used the recovery disk on the new HDD, it formats the disk, sets up XP Professional, gets me registered with Microsoft OK but when the laptop wants to run Windows it bombs out giving me a blue screen (dumping memory etc).
When the laptop re-starts, in "Safe Mode" the message pops up that the "Installation was incomplete. Re-install setup"
First question:-
Is there a way of "fixing" the installation with the recovery disk?
Another Windows CD XP disk - seems unable to repair the installation.

Second question:-
I've tried doing a complete re-installation from scratch, with the Windows CD - no problem. But then I need to install the drivers - got them off the Toshiba Support OK and I see the recovery disk has a whole lot of "Hotfix's" but the forum thread of 10 June 2006 "Driver needed after installing Windows on TecraM2, gives the order of installation - no problem except I cannot locate "Microsoft Windows XP Professional Step by Step Interactive" anywhere - I've looked all over for it?

A:Tecra M2 recovery disk installs but comes up with incomplete installation

Hi Ollienz,

I?m a little bit confused about your posting. Do you want to install Windows from Toshiba recovery disk or normal Microsoft disk? What do you want to do now?

Theoretically the recovery disk could be scratched so the installation can?t be finished successfully so in your case I would try a Microsoft Windows XP disk.

I have done a Google search for this Microsoft Windows XP Professional Step by Step Interactive and I found it?s a security update for the interactive training but it doesn?t seem to be important for driver installation:

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I turned on my Toshiba Tecra R840-109 and everything looks like the factory settings have been restored, but I still have my files on the Hard Disk Drive in the Users folder (where the system also has built a temporary user which I am logged onto now, I suppose).

At opening, the computer asked me to do things you do when you get a new computer (e.g. agree to the user licence, install browsers, enroll fingerprints if relevant etc). Also, it showed an error, the HDD/SDD Alert saying ''Unable to get disk information, can not use the alert feature.''

Is there a way to fix this, i.e. to apply the previous (original) user?

One obvious solution would probably be to restore the system, but I do not have a back-up set up (which I will fix as soon as this issue will be resolved). Tried restarting, nothing changed.

Information about the laptop: http://www.toshiba.co.il/en/disconti...ecra-r840-109/

Any help appreciated!

A:Tecra R840-109 - HDD Alert - Unable to get disk information


To be honest described situation sounds pretty confused and not logic for me.
If you don't have recovery media (DVD or USB) create it using preinstalled Toshiba recovery media creator tool.
After doing this use this bootable media and reinstall recovery image so you will have “factory settings” again. After clean OS installation it is not possible to have old data saved on the HDD, especially not on partition C.
Fact is that before recovery installation starts whole HDD will be deleted and formatted.

Sorry if I have misunderstood you. If you have some concrete and clear question feel free to ask.

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I searched in this forum for a solution to update the BIOS without a floppy drive. The only one i found was this thread [http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=66966&tstart=0] , but there is no .iso file for the tecra 8000 series.
is there any solution to get the new bios installed on my tecra 8000 without any floppy drive ?

A:BIOS Update for Tecra 8000 without Floppy Disk

I have checked Toshiba BIOS download page on http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/download_bios.jsp and TRAD BIOS version is offered. This old Tecra is maybe 10 years old and at this time Toshiba has offered traditional BIOS update only.

Win versions are offered later with newer Tecra 9000/9100.

Maybe stupid question now but why do you need BIOS update?

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I must install a windows xp pro in a Tecra S11-15M
Driver ok , no problem, downloaded.

I wil boot from CD (original Microsoft) but nothig ... it arrive to copying files (more or less) ... and BLUE SCREEN !!!!!!!

Someone have any solution !?!?

many thanks

Excuse my english


A:Tecra S11-15M - Error install WIN XP

Have you loaded AHCI driver?
Do you use WXP SP2 or SP3? Please use WXP SP3 for WXP installation.

Chipset on your Tecra must be Mobile Intel QM57 and I think right AHCI driver you can find HERE .
Check it out.

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I'm a network and system builder so i think i know what i'm doing... although maybe one of you could help me solve this issue
I'f contacted Toshiba Netherlands but the just don't know what to do... so you are my last hope;)

the story:

I'f bought a new Tecra S11 came with BIOS version 1.6 (very old i think)
removed the original HDD and used a SSD instead.
Installed a fresh WIndows 7 Profecional and tried to get everythink working....

Now fist of all I was unable to update the bios to version 1.7/2.0/2.2 (latest)

Toshiba Netherlands told me I needed to use the default Toshiba provided Image
and that Toshiba didn?t support BIOS update?s on non-preinstalled-OS's..... (which is really strange in my opinion!)

So I replaced my SSD with the original HDD (with original Image) and updated the bios... today to version 2.20 (latest)

Now when I install my SSD with my own Windows 7 installation (non-Toshiba install) I?m unable to install almost any
of the Toshiba provided Utilities...
For example the Eco utilities tells me after starting the setup "Unsupported BIOS"
I?ve installed ALL Toshiba's utils and patches which ware passible... but half of it isn?t!!!

bottom-line, is there a way to "force" the ECO and all other utilities that aren't working in a NON-Toshiba installation?

Any help would be appreciated! I just can?t believe / except that there is now way to get a fresh windows install working the proper way
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A:Tecra S11 Fresh Install

Have you considered cloning your old disk and replicating on the ssd?
I have a clean install and remember having difficulties with launching the bios software, and also the graphic drivers.

I solved it by downloading all the newest drivers from Toshiba support page, and installing them (especially chipset driver - that helped for the gfx drivers). I havent checked what fixed the bios updater, but now it responds nomally. I havent flashed it yet, though, as I don't know what id does, and apparently - nobody does.

As for utilities, I only have the BT, fingerprint util. and function buttons (value added, without zooming), along with toshiba power saver.

All of the rest isn't really necessary in my opinion, so my advice would be to go without or finding better replacements.

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Tried to upgrade a Tecra M11-11J to Windows 7 64-bit.
The install gets as far as the 'Loading Windows Files' screen, then goes blank and freezes, with the CPU fan maxing out but no HDD activity.

Have tried reinstalling XP (works fine), reflashing the BIOS to the latest version, re-seating the RAM, changing the HDD to 'Compatibility' mode and reinstalling Win 7 - same problem.

Have tried Win 7 32-bit - same problem.
Install from USB, instead of DVD - same problem.
Different flavours of Win 7 - same problem!

This is extremely frustrating.
I upgraded the memory to 8GB, hoping to take advantage of this with W7x64 and now I'm stuck with an XP machine and 4GB of RAM going to waste.

Would be very grateful for any suggestions.


A:Tecra M11-11J - cannot install Windows 7 64bit

and Win 7 installation does not work even using the old 4GB RAM?

Or did you try to install the Win 7 on this Tecra M11 using the new 8GB RAM?

How about the HDD? Does HDD appears on the first BIOS page?

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Hello All,
I recent purchased a Toshiba Tecra M11 Laptop. When I boot it up I get no option to enter the bios nor does the Toshiba logo appear. I am thinking should I download the bios from the Toshiba website and either try to install it myself or ask a computer engineer to install it. this is the first the Toshiba laptop I ever bought without a bios. It goes straight to the windows 10 logo. The reason why I require to have the bios installed I am planning to intall to install 1TB hard drive. Going off course a bit. I have a couple of questions :-

1. What is the driver required for the webcam?

2. I have Microsoft CoA for windows 7 pro but it has Dell logo on it. Could the CoA be used with my laptop? I will also check with Micrsoft

My laptop specification

Hitachi HTS725032A9A360 320GB Hard Drive(hopefully upgrade to 1TB)


Windows 10 pro 64Bit

A:How do I install bios on a Toshiba Tecra M11

Hello there,I dont know russian to write in that language. I just bought Iconbit XDS73D player firmware 9788 en and would like to install Moservices and PLIMS module - it is a package of Polish IPTVs and radios TVN Player, IPLA and some other . Can anybody guide me how to do it on XDS73D?I found some info about installing Moservices but for other players , not iconbit and dont know if it works the same?Should I update the firmware first?Or maybe there is some actual firmware with installed moservices?Thanks in advance for help:

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I want to make a fresh. clean instal of win7 Pro in my Tecra R840-16J (a BSOD appeared only 6 months after I bought it!). I will install a SSD too!

Could anyone tell me how to do it? (I mean, what drives should I have to hel installation? I've downloaded al the 48 drives and Aps for my model when using win7 64bit.


A:Tecra R840-16J - Win 7 fresh install - How?


Install the drivers software in following order:

Windows 7 64bit

USB-Serial Driver V1.3.0
PlayReady PC Runtime 1.3
Infineon TPM Software Professional Package 3.60.2071.00
Intel Chipset SW Installation Utility
Intel Management Engine Interface
Intel AMT Software
AMD Display Driver 8.801.2.1-101225a-111146C-Toshiba
TOSHIBA Intelligent Display Management v1.0.2.0M
Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver
Realtek Audio Driver
Intel LAN Driver 15.7
USB3.0 Driver
ALPS Pointing Device Driver v7.x6.303.106_A
Synaptics Touch Pad Driver
O2Micro Smart Card Reader Driver
TOSHIBA Value Added Package 1.4.1
Ricoh Card Reader
Intel Wireless LAN Driver
Intel Proset
ConfigFree 8.0.35
TOSHIBA Network Device ID Registry Setting Tool
TOSHIBA Fingerprint Utility V1.0.2.36
TOSHIBA Web Camera Application V1.1.2.13
TOSHIBA Face Recognition 3.1.3
TOSHIBA 180 Degrees Rotation Utility v1.4.0.0
TOSHIBA eco Utility
TOSHIBA HDD Protection
TOSHIBA Service Station 2.1.45
TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor
TOSHIBA Sleep Utility
Intel Wireless Display 2.0.27
TOSHIBA Sync Utility v2.0.4
TOSHIBA Media Controller
TOSHIBA Media Controller P... Read more

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Today I installed Windows 8.1 from CD. I also followed the instructions and switched from legacy BIOS to UEFI.
The installation was succesfull but now the BIOS boots slowly. After almost 1 minute staring at the Toshiba logo, Windows 8 starts.

I cannot find the solution.
There's one thing that's strange: I see several partitions on the harddrive, in this order:
1,00 Gb (OK, Recovery partition)
100 Mb (EFI system partition)
455,46 NTFS
9,08 Gb (OK, Recovery partition)

Help or hints very welcome.

thanks & greetings

A:Tecra Z50-A-11Q - slow boot after Win 8.1 install

Solved, because after installing 196 Windows Updates it suddenly boots fast. (VERY fast)

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Dear forum

I am thinking of putting a 1TB HDD in the laptop. Please does anyone know can this model take any 1TB laptop hard drive please
Also can this laptop have 2 hard drives fitted please
best wishes

A:Tecra A10 - can I install 1TB hard drive?

Unfortunately such kind of info cannot be found on official Toshiba pages and there is no some official document about such upgrades so you can hope that someone with the same machine can post own experiences.

As far as I know this notebook model was delivered with max 250 GB HDD. Of course you can upgrade it with other HDD. I think up to 500 GB should not be problematic.
Let?s see what other people will write about that.

One more thing: which OS do you want to install on this new HDD? Original recovery image?

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I cannot boot from CD, I have tried by booting from CD through BIOS, by pressing "C" but I had no luck.

Any ideas?

A:Tecra S5 - After replacing the HDD I can't install Windows XP

Hi buddy,

From which disk you try to boot exactly?
Have you tested different disks?

You should check the boot order in BIOS. Set the CD/DVD drive as first boot device and test it again!!!

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Tecra S11 BSOD after trying to install BIOS v3.1

I have just reinstalled fingerprint utility successfully.After that I tried to install new BIOS v3.1 but I got BSOD
win 7 pro
Where can i find minidump file to see what is the problem?

C/windows/minidump folder is empty.

A:Tecra S11 BSOD after trying to install BIOS v3.1


Do you get the BSOD during the BIOS update procedure?
Do you use the Toshiba preinstalled Windows OS? or did you install your own system?

If you installed your own system, then you should check that VAP is installed as well.

Furthermore I found this info regarding the BIOS update:

+Caution !+

+Please close all applications before executing the update.+

+At the end of this process, the computer will be rebooted in order to update the EC.+
+While updating the EC, the screen may not be displayed and the power LED etc may blink.+
+The computer may reboot several times. This is no abnormal behaviour.+
+Please wait until the computer is fully rebooted.+

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I had a similar problem with my TECRA S3.
I attempted to update the HDD on the computer.
It was equipped w/a 100gb 5400rpm SATA drive.
I wanted to install a 320gb 7200rpm SATA drive.
I didn't think that there would be an issue since they were both SATA drives.
I purchased a CLONING DRIVE hardware (which came with software).
The new drive was a WD drive & the cloning package worked as advertised.
When I removed the 100gb & replaced it with the 320gb drive I received the fatal BSOD.
I did have the latest BIOS on the computer, as shown on the TOSHIBA download website.
I also had (or thought) I had the latest RAID drivers as shown on the TOSHIBA download website.
After some additional testing, I determined that the problem was not with the BIOS.
It appeared that the BIOS recognized the drive. I had loaded a different image on the new drive
& was able to try a SAFE MODE run. When I saw that it was reading the new drive & crashing later,
I was convinced that it was some kind of WINDOWS driver.
What I later found was that TOSHIBA listed an updated RAID driver list for VISTA.
I downloaded & opened up that file.
I found a FILE in the VISTA list that was the same name as the RAID driver for the WINDOWSXP.
In performing a FC on the two files, I could tell that they were different.
I re-cloned the new drive. After it was done, I overwrote the file on the CLONED drive. I used the VISTA
driver to the windowsXP directory.
After this was done, I... Read more

A:Tecra S3 - New SSD stuck on JBOD, can't install windows on it

Cool, that?s really interesting story! :)

I?m sure it?s useful for other Tecra S3 owners too!

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Good day all

My Toshiba laptop S11-15T has a sound driver problem, every time I restart my laptop in want me to install a
Microsoft UAA bus driver high defection audio driver.

I've tried re-installing the sound drivers but it doesn't do the trick.

Please assist...

A:Tecra S11-15T asks to install always sound driver


What Windows OS do you use?
Is it Win XP?

As far as I know the Win XP SP3 contains the Microsoft UAA bus driver high defection audio driver and some patches and fixes.

If you use this system, I recommend installing all patches and service packs firstly.
Then you should uninstall the sound driver and after new reboot install the driver which you could download from the Toshiba page.

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I have a Tecra Z50-A-11C and the Get Windows 10 app mentions the following meesage: "The device manufacturers haven't made these devices compatible with Windows 10, so they won't work. Check with the manufacturers for support".

Any suggestions for the specific driver would be appreciated.

A:Tecra Z50-A - cant install Windows 10 because of bluetooth rfcomm

Try disabling it in Device Manager before installing Win10.

Windows Update should install a new driver after Win10 is installed.

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I try to upgrade my Tecra S11-15G to Windows 10. But the installation tells me that the processor is not compatible with the NX feature.
After verification, normally the i7-640M processor supports NX / XD, but I can not find the "Executable Disable Bit-Capabiltity" option in BIOS (even after updating v. 3.5).

Does anyone know a solution?
Or is it that the PC is not at all compatible for the update.

Thank you

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Hello All,
I recent purchased a Toshiba Tecra M11 Laptop. When I boot it up I get no option to enter the bios nor does the Toshiba logo appear. I am thinking should I download the bios from the Toshiba website and either try to install it myself or ask a computer engineer to install it. this is the first the Toshiba laptop I ever bought without a bios. It goes straight to the windows 10 logo. The reason why I require to have the bios installed I am planning to intall to install 1TB hard drive. Going off course a bit. I have a couple of questions :-

1. What is the driver required for the webcam?

2. I have Microsoft CoA for windows 7 pro but it has Dell logo on it. Could the CoA be used with my laptop? I will also check with Micrsoft

My laptop specification

Hitachi HTS725032A9A360 320GB Hard Drive(hopefully upgrade to 1TB)


Windows 10 pro 64Bit

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After installing xp pro sp2 onto Tecra 9100 the audio device is not showing up.
I have tried allsorts looking on forums and websites.

I have found drivers on this website but my laptop wont install them.
Do i need to locate audio device before getting drivers?
I know this is a very old issue but i have been trying for 12months to no avail.

Any help appreciated.

A:Tecra 9100 - No audio device after XP Pro install

You are still using this oldie? Surely it?s or it was a nice notebook but maybe it?s time for something faster? ;)

Back to your question;
On the Toshiba European driver page you can find the Tecra 9100 drivers.
You have to search in Archive (in product type choose Archive instead of notebook)

There you will find two sound drivers for Win XP.
It?s Yamaha sound driver version

I assume the is a newest one which is available and I think you should use this one!

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i want to install a hardware for 3g mobile broadband in my Tecra R850 pt520a-01s003. is it possible?

A:How to install 3G Broadband Modem on my Tecra R850

This is pretty new machine and I don?t think someone here can help you with this.
I don?t know if this model is ?ready? for such upgrade.

I recommend you to contact nearest Toshiba service and ask for help. I?m pretty sure they have exact hardware plans and maintenance manuals where they can check if such upgrade can be done or not.

By the way: where do you want to buy missing hardware for upgrade?

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I just went out and bought a laptop for a good deal. It's a Toshiba Tecra 8000 jthat runs on a Pentium II. My question is how do i install a 128 MB RAM chip into the laptop. I opened the back and I see slot A and slot B. Am I doing this right? I'd appriciate some help.


A:How do i install a 128 MB RAM chip into a Toshiba Tecra 8000?

I must have added 128mb of ram to mine, because I now have 192mb.

I bought the ram chip from Toshiba.

It was pretty simple to install, I belive I just put the 128 chip in the second slot.

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I have reinstalled my PC and I would like to know which drivers to install on a Tecra R950 PT 534E

Thank you

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I have a Tecra A10-1HL and I want to install Intel HAXM to speed up my android emulator.

I see on bios menu that I can enable only VT-d (and in this scenario, HAXM installation fails (with missing vt-x message).

I see that my bios release is the last (3.00).

The question is:
I cannot install HAXM in my machine due to missing VT-x option in Bios menu?

Thanks in advance.

A:Tecra A10-1HL: cannot install HAXM - Intel VT-x support missing


Your Tecra was equipped with the Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5870 CPU
[Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5870 (2M Cache, 2.00 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)|http://ark.intel.com/products/37034/intel-core2-duo-processor-t5870-2m-cache-2_00-ghz-800-mhz-fsb]

According to the Intel ARK page, the T5870 CPU does not support the Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x)

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Tecra S11 nVidia vs RealTek sound driver - which one do I install?

I've installed nVidia and realtek sound driver also. I've got BSOD when I plug in 3.5mm jack headphone. When I want to listen music with my Bluetooth stereo headset I also got BSOD.

I reinstalled nvidia and realtek sound drivers. My Tecra S11 is very slow since I installed latest nvidia video driver from nvidia website.

Windows 7 very very slow since then. Firefox start up time sometimes 20-30sec

A:Tecra S11 - nVidia or RealTek sound driver. Which one do I install?

Can you please post exact model name and model number?
You can find it on Toshiba sticker placed at the bottom side of your notebook.

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I just got myself a Kingston V series 64gb SSD drive, but I'm unable to have it detected by windows installers.
After looking around, I found that drives in Tecra S3 have to be on "1RAID 0" and not JBOD to enable windows to
be installed on it. (unless you use the recovery CD, which I don't have right now, even if I wanted to use it)

I also found that the "string" needed to get the BIOS to change it when you get to "execute creation"
is 1,2,3,4, [enter].

But here's the catch : +the BIOS ignores the string.... +
I type the string, 1234, [enter], and it cancels my desired change as if I said NO and set it back to JBOD.
(if I don't type the right string, it just get out of it but stays 1raid0 and "execute creation" is still there)
I tried on one of my other drives, and it worked fine, but for some reason this drive doesn't seem to want me to do it.

I tried the drive on USB (works fine) and the BIOS sees it for what it is, so the drive is working well (from my testing)

Any Ideas on what to do now would really be appreciated, I'm running out of ideas on what I didn't do correctly

A:Toshiba Tecra S3 - New SSD stuck on JBOD, can't install windows on it


> I just got myself a Kingston V series 64gb SSD drive, but I'm unable to have it detected by windows installers

Did you include the RAID driver into Windows before you have tried to install OS again?
On the Toshiba European driver page you can find the RAID driver which should be included while Windows installation setup.

Regarding the BIOS RAID change;
I?m not quite sure but it could be possible that you cannot change the RAID option due to the SSD drive.
If other HDDs work properly and if the RAID can be changed using an common HDD then the issue is related to the new SSD drive.

Maybe you need to update the firmware on the SSD drive? check it.

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I have a Tecra Z40-A-11L and I'm using it to develop Android applications, using both GNU/Linux and Windows.

When running AndroidStudio in Ubuntu, I have no problems. When I use it in Win7, I can't get the virtualization to work.

When I try to use an x86 emulator in the AndroidStudio IDE, I get and error saying that I need to install HAXM support and enable VT-x. In the BIOS the VT-x is enabled. I've tried selecting the options of VT-d + VT-x and VT-x only, and in both cases it still doesn't work. I've tried installing HAXM separately using the Intel installer directly and I get a similar error:

"This computer meets the requirements for HAXM, but Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x) is not turned on. HAXM cannot be installed until VT-x is enabled."

As I say, VT-x is enabled in the BIOS, I manage to get virtualization in GNU/Linux, but for some reason Win7 doesn't seem to be able to recognize it..
Does anyone have a similar problem? Is there something I can do to solve this?


A:Tecra Z40-A-11L - Can't install Intel HAXM - VT-x not recognized in Win7

The CPU supports definitely the VT-X and you said also that this feature is already enabled in BIOS.

Therefore I recommend you to check this:
Turn the whole Hyper-V "Feature" off.
Open "Control Panel -> "Programs" -> "Turn Windows features on or off"
(under "Programs and Features") and locate "Hyper-V"
Now uncheck and reboot the notebook.

Feedback appreciated.

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Hi all,

I have got a Tecra 9100 and as many other people I've got problems after installing SP2.

I tried to install the sound card by using the driver downloaded from the toshiba support page:

but I get a windows pop up saying that the file yacxg.sys is missing.
After that the installation is ended and the sound card is not installed.

Is there anyone that can help me?


A:Tecra 9100: Trying to install updadet driver for Yamaha AC XG soundcard

The point is that the driver listed in the Toshiba FAQ is for the SP1 and NOT for the SP2

I think you should google a little bit and should search if you would find an sound driver update which is compatible with the SP2

Yamaha already provides the fixed driver.

yacxg.sys with software synthesizer

yacxgc.sys without software synthesizer

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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:

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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hi, it is possible to have a functionnaly laptop upgrade with win10
or it is definitively dead ...

it is easy and no time eating for upgrade windows ?


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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


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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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,


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my Fan is running continously and Health Monitor reports Fan Problem. How do I get to the Fan? Where do I get a Service Manual?
I followed the instruction to blow air from outside- as expected this didn?t work
PS: ( if the only answer is that there is no Service Manual and to contact a Service Partner that will be my last Toshiba- from a pro model and its Prices I expect a little bit more)

thx for your answer


A:Cleaning of Fan for Tecra A50

Service manaual is not a public document and not free for the download.
I’m sorry if this will be your last Toshiba but don't be sure that another manufacturer will give you service manuals. No one will give you such document.

Notebooks have specific design and it is pretty easy to damage something. That’s the reason why the disassembling procedure should be done by authorized personal only. When you buy TV, auto or anything else nobody will give you service manuals.

Of course you can do with your notebook whatever you will but on your own risk.

Have you tried to remove the dust using compressed air.

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Hi. I've got a failing hard disk in my Tecra, the existing disk is a Fujitsu MHZ2120BH G1. In an ideal world I would swap this disk for a solid state but I'm wary having read of others' problems installing SSDs. Has anyone any experience of successfully (or otherwise!) of doing this. Alternatively, I'm quite content to stick with a HDD but I wonder whether I can increase the size of the disk from the existing 120Gb? I've got some vague memory of having read about a limit on the size this laptop will take. Thanks.

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just a silly question: what is the maximum RAM I can install in a R840-16J.
I have 2x 4 GB now but I wish I could have more....


A:Re: Max RAM in Tecra R840-16J

You cannot have more. Maximum is 8GB.
You can use 2 x PA3918U-1M4G.

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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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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.

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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my TECRA A10-1HG PTSB1E does'nt recognize my second HDD who has taken the place of the cd-rom.
i'm using a SATA caddy, and the A10 boot with a CD-rom Error !!!
is it not possible to use a caddy with one TECRA A10?
Anybody have a solution ?

Thanks for your experience return.
Best regards

A:Tecra A10 does'nt recognize 2nd HDD in ODD bay


I assume the Tecra A10 does not support such upgrade.
The 2nd SATA controller does not seem to support the additional HDD instead of ODD.

But I read about some tricks to get such2nd HDD recognized.
You need to boot the notebook without the HDD caddy in the ODD bay.
After the Windows system has booted up, you could plug/connect the HDD caddy and the PnP system service should recognize the new device.

I think its not the best solution but it looks like it?s the only solution to get such HDD caddy recognized in ODD bay

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Hi everybody

I have a Tecra M2, with 512 Ram.
when I turned it On, power light and cd rom light has turned on stay on.
I try to eject Cdrom and hdd but it hasn't any video yet.

A:Re: Tecra M2 has no video


On this way it is not possible to say what is wrong there. Obviously there is some serious hardware problem. Who knows what is wrong there.

Have you bought this old Tecra and try to get it work or what?

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