Any advice would be much appreciated.
Toshiba Satellite T130- 16w, Windows 7
Several months ago i deleted some of the factory bloatware on my laptop because of slowdown. Though i checked everything was unnecessary before deleting it, i think i might've made a mistake. Since then i've only used mobile internet. Today I came to turn the wireless on the function+F8 key no longer does anything. The little wireless/bluetooth menu does not appear. Wireless is currently off and I can't get it on.
Wireless is turned on in the BIOS. In the device manager it appears as working and enabled. The computer is in every way set up to use it, I just can't get the key to do anything so i can't turn it on. Weirdly, I can turn bluetooth on and off separately, just not wireless.
I've updated the driver for the wireless but the hotkey driver isn't anywhere on the site. I've tried searching it elsewhere but couldn't find it for windows 7. Can I use the XP one, or one from a different Toshiba model? The T130 section just returns no results.
Does it sound like the hotkey is the issue? Does anyone know where I'd find the driver? Is there any way to turn the wireless on without using the function key (there's no switch)? Like through windows? I've been trying to sort it out for 4 hours and gotten nowhere.
Thanks for reading.
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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.)
Win 7 requires the Toshiba VAP (value added package) installation to get the FN buttons working.
Visit the Toshiba EU driver page and there you can find the VAP for Win 7 64bit
If you need the VAP for Win 7 32bit, choose another notebook series and use the VAP released for another notebooks.
The VAP does not depend on notebook series.
the inbuilt mic of my Sat Pro T130 15F stopped working all at once a couple of days ago.
It does pick up Static white noise.
But it only reacts to knocking on the spot where it is located next to the built in webcam. It doesn't pick up normal voice nor screaming at it...
Cannot make up any change to Software which could have influenced.
What I've done so far: Deleted Drivers, installed new ones, updated all Toshiba-software and downloaded and run all the stuff suggested to this problem.
And of course it is not muted or leveled down.
Still no cure.
Thanks alot in adavance.
Hmmm? it does a static noise? Sounds a little bit like hardware related issue?
But check the mic settings in control panel -> sound -> recording tab
Here you should see two entries; internal mic and external mic port.
The internal mic should be enabled!
Furthermore the internal mic belongs to the webcam. In webcam assistant software -> settings -> audio tab you could increase the mic volume to max.
The webcam of my T130 stopped working.
When windows start, there is a message saing the camera is not found.
At the same time, Windows tries to install a driver for an "unknown" usb device and... failed.
If I go to the device manager, I can see this unknown device (marked as unknown)
I tried to remove it and refresh the devices, windows tried again to install the driver.
I tried to remove the whole usb stack and got the same result: everything reinstalled properly but still an unknown usb device
I tried to remove the webcam driver then got a fresh copy on Toshiba website and reinstalled it... Without any success.
Then, to eliminate a BIOS or hardware problem, I've booted a Linux system and there, the webcam works.
The webcam used to work few weeks ago. Maybe a Windows update is responsible of that.
Thanks in advance
Something has muddled up the webcam software/driver.
The unknown USB device seems to be the webcam since the webcam is connected to the USB controller.
Usually new webcam driver installation should solve this therefore it?s really strange that you could not solve this installing the webcam software.
Maybe you should clean the OS and registry using the CCLeaner (freeware)
Would recommend this workaround:
- First of all uninstall the webcam software
- Then clean the OS and registry using the CCleaner
- Now reboot the notebook
- After that install the webcam software which you have downloaded from the Toshiba European driver page. By the way ? would recommend testing the webcam driver released for Sat T230. This is a newer driver version
Hi, I have the same problem of the question bellow, like I have looked around and I was not able to find the answer I need.
I have a Satellite T130 and, suddenly, the inbuilt web camera has stopped working properly. A blue light is on, but there is no image. What can I do?
I have the same issue sometimes using my U400.
This happens if the room is to dark for the camera.
If something like this happens to you I recommend holding the finger in front of the webcam lens for a short time.
After that the webcam picture should come back again? in my case this worked.
hello , this is driving me mad , is there a fix for it ?
cheers , works as it should but nither scrolling option works
And what have you done about that?
Have you checked all touchpad settings?
I have a brand new T130 .. the problem is every time im using the internet the wireless adapter ( realtek 8187se ) auto disable it self ! after that I have to restart
So I can enable its again .
(I ve tried the Fn+F8 and tried to update the driver and updated the bios and reset it even system restore ... name anything !!)
Any ideas so i can fix this problem ??
I have win 7 64bit
Have you tried to reinstall WLAN driver? The latest one you can find on Toshiba WLAN portal - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/wlan/Read other 6 answers
I have a Satellite T130 and the web camera has just stopped working.
Can anyone tell me how to get this going again please?
What happen exactly? Please offer more relevant info.
Can you use cam with ?Camera Assistant Software??
What is the status in device manager?
What you can try is to reinstall ?Camera Assistant Software?.
WiFi card in Satellite T130-17E does not support 802.11a / 5GHz. I would like to replace it with one that does support that. Is it possible? If so, are there documents that show how to do it?
Thanks in advance, Igor Bukanov
Usually the notebook supports the miniPCI WLan module. This means that usually the other miniPCI WLan cards should work but I read also here in the forum that this is not always the case and sometimes other miniPCI WLan card would not me recognized properly?.
But why you don?t try a simple solution like a USB WLan stick?
This is the simplest and in my opinion the best solution for you.
You will not need to disassemble the notebook. This means that there is no risk of any damage and you will not cancel the warranty?
Therefore I recommend trying this solution.
I am trying to show my Toshiba Satellite T130 display on my Toshiba 32" LCD TV, model 32BV702B, using an HDMI cable. The laptop recognises the TV and when using duplicate or extended desktop, the builtin laptop display behaves as expected. However, the TV shows "No Signal" when the HDMI input is selected.
We have another laptop with an HDMI output and this setup works fine. On both laptops we use a 1366x768 display.
Does anyone know how I can get this working on the Toshiba laptop?
(P.S. It appears that someone else had a similar problem: [http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=205123] . The solution in that case was to use a VGA cable instead of HDMI and the original problem wasn't solved. I'd really like to use my HDMI cable!
Well, the other option is trying to recover the notebook using the HDD recovery or recovery image created with the preinstalled Toshiba recovery creator software.
I read the other thread and the other user did not try this?
At the other hand you could try to set the BIOS to default and save the changes. Be sure that HDMI is enabled there.
Also try this:
Disconnect AC adaptor and battery
Wait some hours (3-4 hours) and then press power button for 30 sec.
Then connect both parts and test the notebook?s HDMI.
the integrated webcam on my Satellite T130 isn't working.
I am using Windows 7 Home Premium and already re-installed the 64bit webcam drivers through this website. Nevertheless, when I click on the webcam application, simply nothing happens - program doesn't open at all or shutdowns instantly. Skype also doesn't recognize a cam. Also, there is no webcam in the device manager (one undetected USB device though) and no cam symbol in the Toshiba quicklaunch ribbon, which is how the camera is started according to the "manual".
Anybody got an idea of what the problem is? Seems like a common problem according to Google, but no suggestions other than reinstalling drivers. Maybe some other application blocking the camera? Firewall settings?
I'd appreciate any support, thanks.
>one undetected USB device though
This might be the webcam since the webcam is connected to the internal USB controller on motherboard.
It looks like a webcam driver is not installed properly.
Try the webcam driver released for the satellite t230 or other Satellite series.
The versions are newer?
Furthermore recommend checking the BIOS settings.
In some cases the BIOS contain an webcam option where the webcam can be enabled and disabled.
After installing the 3G modem & Wireless manager updates of September 29th, my laptop started having troubles waking up from sleep mode. Most of the times I had to hard-shutdown. I currently solved the issued changing options for sleep mode in control panel, mostly by disabling advanced features (hybrid sleep, usb sleep, network adapters sleep). However I'd like to solve the issue definitely as the current options require a longer time to enter sleep mode.
My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite Pro T130 running Windows 7 64 bit.
Thanks for helping :-)
Have you installed updates recommended by Tempro?
Can you send us which versions you have installed?
I presume with old versions you didn?t have this problem, right?
Other hotkeys work normally, both brightness up/down keys stopped working (did not update or make changes)
Hi,I don't know which processor/graphic is installed in your notebook.You can try downloading, save and install the appropriate graphic driver for your notebook:Intel:http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=7815290&swItemId=ob_176908_1&swEnvOid=419...AMD:http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=7815290&swItemId=ob_177365_1&swEnvOid=419...Restart system.RegardsVisruthRead other 2 answers
I have a Toshiba Satellite L25-S119 laptop, a coulpe of days ago my wireless lan would not turn on using the fn+f8 key combination. I checked the device settings and everything is working okay. I checked the bios and the LAN is enable. When I try to use the connection software it says the the wireless LAN is not turned on. (plus the light is not lite up) Does anyone have any ideas how to resolve or bypass this issue.
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What SSD to use in Satelite T130-12K ?
You should be able to use every SSD on the market because Satellite T130 has already SATA interface. So yust buy a 2.5? SSD that you prefer.
As you can read in other threads drives like OCZ, G.Skill, etc. were already used successfully :)
I recently purchased a used T130 from our work's staff sale. This was a customer return, and had the log on password enabled.
Unfortunately I dont have the password & contacting the customer is proving tricky. I have all the documentation and the install disc supplied by Toshiba, but the T130 has no disc drive.
I dont know much about windows & or Toshiba computers so, my question is this: How can I get this computer to work for me?
Can I boot into safe mode and change the log on details?
Any help would be much appreciated.
Obtain external USB optical disc drive and install operating system again.
I don?t see other possibility for you.
Password protection will be completely worthless if anyone could change it in safe or any other mode.
Satellite T130-16w , more often than not it wont charge.
Is there away of fixing this.
Some one has looked at it and said its the battery if it was it wouldn't charge at all.
Could there be a fault on the connection?
It?s difficult to say if it?s just an battery issue or maybe some more serious hardware problems.
But I think the battery should be checked at first step.
You should also remove the battery and should run the notebook connected only to AC adaptor.
The unit should work properly without inserted battery.
The point is that there are no many other option which needs a check? if its no the battery or AC adaptor problem, then probably the motherboard is affected?
Two months ago I bough my Toshiba Satellite T130 but I have a serious problem. Its becoming slower and slower... Every time I run a program (winamp, skype, etc) or even opening Control Panel I have to wait for a long time and in some in some occasions it says "Not responding.." What should I do??
I recommend you to download and install a program TuneUp utilities. it's shareware but you can use it free for a month. It cleans your registry, removes duplicated files and other unnecessary staff. And as addition, download Raxco perfect disk or Diskeeper to defragment your hard drive.
Your system will run fast as new one.
Is this laptop's cpu replaceable or is it solded to the motherboard?
+The CPU is in almost all cases "socketed" which means the CPU is removable from the system board, which does not mean that the part should be exchanged/upgraded+
Im seriously freaking out here.
I re installed windows 7 using the f8 key system.
Worked great. Had a clean laptop. Purchased the new office 2013 and installed just great.
Installed WinRar and AVG.
That about as far as i got before it started mis behaving.
So it started to run very slow.
I shut everything down, opened task manager and the CPU was running at 80%- 100% continuously.
Nothing was opened. I even checked in the processes and nothing was showing that high usage.
No device connect or programs running. I even uninstalled AVG.
Then i thought lets give it a restart.
It shut down but never turned back on.
Now i cannot turn it on.
I removed the battery and connected the power and still no luck.
Im out of my warranty so i cannot send it to toshiba.
Do you think the ram got fried?
Im open to any suggestions. Please
It could be possible that your RAM is faulty.
But in your case it could be any hardware part which malfunctions.
However, the RAM module is the first part which needs to be checked.
You could remove it and could check how the notebook would act using just one module.
The best case would be the usage of new, goo tested RAM modules.
But this is just my personal opinion?
I have a Satellite T130-11u but i lost the original box. Where can I get another ???
Thanks for your response.
> have a Satellite T130-11u but i lost the original box
What do you mean exactly by ?original box??
Do you mean the package / cardboard box provided with the notebook?
Don?t think you can get it from Toshiba ASP but if it?s possible, get in contact with an ASP in your country and ask the guys if you can get one?
Is the Satellite T130-11U (PST3AE-01200RFR) model eligible for upgrading to Windows 10?
If yes, is there any software configuration (updating drivers, uninstalling software) to apply first before upgrading?
Check please follow list -http://win10upgrade.toshiba.com/swupdate/modellist.aspx?region=TEG
This isToshiba models list of notebooks supported for upgrade to Windows 10
I red all the docs at the Toshiba website but I can't find the model of the hard drive I have in my T130-15T notebook. I can't at the moment reach the notebook, is there any website where I can find my hard drive model? Toshiba websites only say 5400 rpm and 500 Gb, but no information about the model. Any tips?Read other answers
Hi, the F8+FN function to deactivate the 3G doesnt work.
But I can deactivate the Wlan / Bluetooth function.
I read the Value Added Package is responsible for that and the flash card utility?
I only found the VAP at the download page.
What can i do? I reinstalled the VAP 2 times and it doesnt work.
Value Added Package and Flash Card Support Utility needs to be installed in order to get the FN buttons working.
But I think other FN buttons are ok. Right?
Well, this means that you don?t need to reinstall these tools. You need to install the 3G driver.
Furthermore you have to press the FN + F8 several times in order to disable this?
I have the above laptop which does not include a DVD drive. Had recently updated Itunes and synch an Iphone. When I next switched on the machine started to boot as normal but ended up with a blank black screen on which the mouse pointer was visible and moving when in use. Not able to boot in safe mode to roll back to prior to update.
If boot up but press f11 get the win 7 background screen but no icons or access to any programmes. Thankfully have data backed up (other than recent itunes additions)
Can anyone recommend what to do next - have had laptop since April 2010.
To be honest I don?t think there is much what you can do if you can?t boot in safe mode and even system rollback doesn?t work too?
So I think you have to reinstall Windows. That means you can use the HDDrecovery feature from Toshiba to do this. It will only delete the first partition but it?s good that you have done a backup because it should always be done.
Regarding the HDD recovery you should follow the instructions here:
I cannot find this information anywhere.
I'd like to know if the t130-15t motherboard supports 8GB of RAM.
As far as I know the notebook supports the Mobile Intel(R) GS40 Express Chipset and this chipset handles max 4GB RAM
Hi everyone !
I wonder if I can upgrade my white T130-11U with 2 x 4Gb ?
Is there a way to make this possible ?
Thank you in advance.
PS : Sorry for my english, I'm french ^^
This depends on the chipset you have.
The 8GB RAM are possible ONLY with notebook which are released with the Intel GS45 chipset.
The 4GB RAM are possible with Intel GS40 chipset.
As far as I know the T130-11U supports GS40 chipset and therefore 8GB RAM are NOT possible in your case.
I use the Satellite T130 serial number Y9075161W.
There seems to be no support for windows 8 (escpecially drivers).
This is very disappointing. In my case I have installed windows 8 and I have some problems.
The touchpad is "dead" and the shortcut f?r WLAN cannot be used any more.
Are there any users who have successfully installed windows 8 on this system??
You are right. This old piece of hardware is not supported for Win8 and Toshiba doesn't offer any Win8 driver, tool and utility. You must not be disappointed. Toshiba and all other notebook manufacturers cannot offer support for all operating systems, especially for older notebook models.
It can be very problematic to use newest OS on old machine.
As I can see it is fully supported for Win7 64bit so I think it is best OS for this small machine.
Anyway, let?s see if some other owners have some luck with Win8 installation.
I'm having a problem with my Satellite T130-11U.
When I try to watch a video I can hear the music and other sounds but not the voice of the various characters. I already installed the official drivers, what can i do?
What kind of video files you watch when this happen?
Videos on YouTube, some self made video movies, avi/mpeg files or anything else?
Hello, can i use DDR 3 1066 MHz instead of DDR 3 800 MHz in my Satellite T130-12K ?
Thanks in advance
And what do you think what will happen if you use 1066MHz RAM module? Faster notebook?
I found info that original and compatible RAMs from Toshiba are DDR2 800 MHz.
I bought this toshiba a year ago, its a Satellite T130 with windows 7. This model dosent have a DVD reader, so cant read disks. I guess windows 7 was pre installed.
Anyway windows is starting to goff up, get slow, and generally freeze so I have to restart, so I would like to reinstall it but have no idea how?
I mean theres no CDreader and no windows disk came with it....
Whats the trick?
As far as I know this notebook model should be delivered with HDD recovery image and how it works should be described in User?s manuals document. Have you checked this document about recovering?
Try please to install Win 7 following this document - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD9102IR0000R01.htm
I have a Satellite Pro T130 which I have difficulty using in the dark or poor light. Does it have a backlit keyboard option? If so how do I turn it on?
I have checked the specifications of Satellite Pro T130 on official Toshiba website and it seems this model isn?t equipped with backlit keyboard and as far as all T130 models using a standard half gloss keyboard.
So I think you must life without this feature on T130 ;)
I had to reset my Satellite T130-11H to factory settings to try to stop issues with my internet and computer been very slow and not responding but now when it starts up it states that it is 'finishing the installation may take several minutes' then restarts on its own starts again and then restart again and again!
Now it is say ing the same message but just hangs and does not go onto my desk top?
As I know during a recovery procedure you laptop will restart for many times. So, don't interrupt it and wait. If it still restarts for a long time, you can restore factory settings using recovery media you have made
I have just bought a Panasonic/First Com BD-MLT UJ-220 USB disk drive with the capability to read and write Blu-Ray hi def format. However, I seem unable to get hold of the Toshiba drivers for Windows 7 (I've got Toshiba Satellite T130)
Any suggestions as to what drivers I need, and where I might find them?
I don?t understand why you searching for details here in the Toshiba forum if this external Bluray disk drive has been manufactured my another company?
It?s not Toshiba drive so don?t think someone here could help you?
PS: maybe the support forum on the Bluray disk drive manufacturer would be more helpful?
This is the situation:
I have Toshiba T130 notebook with no DVD drive. After installing Win7, I shrinked D partition by tool in Win7 and used the free space to install Linux with GRUB. Then I shrinked the C partition also by Win7 tool and used the free space to create another one. This however told me something about dynamic disk or something...
But somehow it broke GRUB so I decided to reinstall Linux. But the partitions were somehow broken but I installed Linux on the last partition. Since then I could not boot Windows nor repair it because D partition was actually deleted!
C partition with Win7 seemed intact.
When trying to repair computer and try to fix boot, I got an error 0x090 or something with partition table error. So therefore I deliberately decided to create new partition table using Gparted which wiped off my HDD. Then I set up new partitions: 3x NTFS, (400 MB recovery, Win7 partition and another one) + extended partition containing NTFS partition + ext4 partition + swap.
Then I copied files from hidden (which I had backed up previously) into hidden partition on the laptop HDD + I copied Toshiba recovery folder into 3rd NTFS partition (I had backed up those files immediately after getting the laptop).
Now, I'm stuck with 0xc000000e error when trying to boot. I also followed this thread: http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=53952&tstart=15
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Oh mann what are you doing is amazing. ;)
The whole HDD structure is now screwed up. I?m just asking myself why you have done this on this small Satellite T130.
I mean it is all OK what are you doing and you can do what you want with your machine but my personal opinion is that you have wrong notebook for all this.
Satellite T130 is small ultra portable notebook designed to offer maximum of mobility and offer long battery running time when you are out of office or travelling around. So I think most important thing for such notebook is well installed and configured OS that runs stabile and with minimum of power consumption. This notebook doesn?t have optical disc drive and the whole situation is more complicated if the original ?factory settings? are changed.
What you have now on HDD is nothing but ?jungle? and for me it seems pretty confused.
If you have checked ?User?s manuals? document you can find exact explanation what can be done with recovery image saved on second partition and what kind of recovery media can be created.
Recovery image is not designed for usage with third part applications so it can be problematic to create recovery USB disc.
Thread link you posted is best thread about this theme and if this will not help I really don't know what you can except to order original Toshiba recovery DVD and make clean OS installation to get ?factory settings? again.
Whenever i tried to use an application which required webcam (eg skype ) , a message saying that the webcam was in use by another application appeared. I tied restarting to no avail.
I then, following advice from the interent, uninstalled the webcam. I have tried reinstalling drivers from this website but it does not allow installation saying "error occured in creating file"
Could you please post more details regarding your system?
For example what notebook model do you have and what Windows OS do you use?
Where did you search for the webcam software?
I've installed a Q300 240G in my T130 LU.
It doesnt boot.
I've tried to use the Restauration Disks, everything seems to went fine.
But It doest boot after that... it does LAN check while the boot device is set to Q300.
I tried with a Windows disk.
It said the disk is locked and I've to unlock it. (The messages are in French).
Do I forgot something?
before explain my problem, sorry for my bad english, I'm french (lol).
So I bought a Satellite T130-15T in July 2010. I never got a problem with, but yesterday when I wanna stop my computer Windows stopped w/o problems but the computer didn't stop (black screen and my computer never stopped). I push a second time on my "power button" and it was good.
But after this I couldn't boot my laptop (when I pushed on my button, there was no effect). I disconected my battery of my laptop, and reconnect it, after I reconnect my screen became white (my computer was "turned off" and my screen was "turned on", and white). And I couldn't turn on my computer.
Since my battery became empty and my screen is turned off too.
I have 2 questions :
What's the problem?
I need a return for my product to Toshiba?
I have in my laptop data which I need absolutely.
How can I extract it without lose my Toshiba warrantly? Can I go to an "approved repairer" who can extract my hard drive, copy my data and this without lose my warranty?
I expect my message is understandable lol.
Thanks a lot.
> I need a return for my product to Toshiba?
No, you can?t return your notebook. It?s depending on your country but normally you have only 14 days to return it. After this it?s not possible.
> How can I extract it without lose my Toshiba warrantly? Can I go to an "approved repairer" who can extract my hard drive, copy my data and this without lose my warranty?
If you go to an authorized service provider your notebook can repaired for free due warranty. So you don?t have to pay for repair.
But backup your data is not covered by warranty I think. So either you do it yourself or you ask the guys how much it will cost.
Generally speaking if your notebook doesn?t start (no screen) the HDD and Windows installation is not affected so after repair it should be possible to access all your data and Windows should start again.
Would love some help for this, as I only got my laptop a few weeks ago.
I switched it off last night and everything was fine, but when I started it up this morning the power button came on, as did several of the lights on the front of the laptop, but the screen just didnt come on.
I know it's on because of the lights and its making an average noise like when it runs normally.
Please help!! I've tried taking the battey out, starting it up again and all sorts, nothing has worked so far.
And advice would be appreciated.
Try this common workaround;
Remove the battery, disconnect the AC adaptor
Wait a longer time (2 ? 8 hours) and then connect both parts again.
Then try to power up the unit again.
Hi there :)
i found an empty port in my T130, next to the hdd-port, see also here -> [klick|http://www11.pic-upload.de/08.07.14/3aosd93avlc5.jpg]
Is this a working mSATA-Port for mini-SSDs like "ADATA SX300 mSATA SSD 128 GB",
so that i can use both, SSD _AND_ HDD*??
(* for Example: Boot- and Windows-Partition: SSD, Data-Partition: HDD)
I?m quite sure this isn?t mSATA port and this series doesn?t support the mSATA SSD definitely.
Fact is that models belonging to the same series support different hardware specs.
For example: some models were quipped with an: miniPCI 3G module and miniPCI Bluetooth module, and some models supported only the miniPCI WiFi.
I used the Toshiba HDD recovery toolkit to reinstall windows 7 from a recovery partition. Everything went fine till the end when the pc restarted and could not reboot. So now I am stuck, I cannot even access f8 anymore.
And what happens now exactly? Do you have a black screen?
For me it sounds like that something goes wrong during HDD recovery installation so I would recommend reinstalling Windows again from the recovery medium that you created on USB stick or with external CD/DVD drive. This can restore Windows again.
Theoretically it could be also a hardware problem but I would try recovery installation from recovery medium? That?s my personal opinion. ;)
Hi all, I have a problem with my Satellite T130. I have to start the Toshiba HDD Recovery but the computer tell me that there isn't a valid HDD recovery on the PC. Probably this is a my fahter's fault. There is another way to start the recovery?
How do you try to start the HDD recovery procedure?
The complete HDD recovery procedure is described here so please check this article:
If it doesn?t work your only option you have is using the recovery medium. Did you create it as mentioned in user manual?
As the title suggests I am having problems with starting the laptop as it always displays the first boot menu from.Toshiba.
Why has my topic been removed?
The topic has not been removed but moved to other section.
You can find all threads clicking on your nickname ;)
By the way: you should follow the first thread in order to avoid misunderstandings.
since I changed my HDD to a SSD and reinstalled Windows 7 with 64bit on it, my system frequently runs into 100% CPU usage caused by the kernel module acpi.sys, as I found out with process explorer and confirmed by recording an ETL-file.
This problem occurs once an hour in average, sometimes after 10 minutes of system operation and sometimes after two hours, regardless which programs are running and if I am actively using the computer or not. When I notice a hanging and see in the process explorer window that 100% kernel cpu are in use, I allways need to save my work (what might take some minutes) and reboot the computer.
I could live with it, but this is quite nasty. My bios is up to date (version 2.70), as well as my other drivers (no errors and no viruses detected). In other forums I read, that such problems might be avoided, when changing the energy saving settings of Windows to something like never go into standby of the SSD, but this doesn't work in my case, as I deactivated all energy saving options in Windows and still have this probelm.
Is there maybe a not official bios update which could fix this problem?
I read in another forum, that an unofficial bios update from Dell fixed a similar problem of a Dell-computer.
Can anybody help me to solve this problem, please?
Details from Process Explorer:
The thread with TID 160 and start adress:
suddenly starts using 100% CPU and does not stop until reboot.
Similar problem like in this forum described for a Dell PC:
If, in contrast to the Dell-problem, there is no suitable bios-update for me, you might help me if you could tell me how to stop the kernel module (if it starts hanging or even before). Then I at least could avoid the frequent reboots.
I installed win 7 as a 32 bit version.
Should i have done a 64 bit?
How much diference would it make for my relativly light computing? My T130 has 4gb ram.
Any suggestions greatly appreciated!
The biggest difference between 64bit and 32bit is that 64bit can handle more than 3.2GB RAM. The 32bit OS would recognize only 3.2GB RAM even if more RAM is installed.
At the other hand older software could not be compatible with new 64bit OS.
So it?s your own decision what OS you would like to use?
If you have no problems with 32bit OS, then I would recommend staying with this OS.
If you would notice some lack of notebook performance, then you can change to 64bit.
I 've just got this new laptop Satellite T130-11U and I cannot use the webcam.
I have tried to set it up with the toshiba side bar and also with live messenger or skype with no result.
The webcam is always broacasting a picture of a nice coast with a laguna.
This is quite annoying, I don't know where ths picture is taken from and whether I use skype, live messenger or record video with the toshiba utility side bar, I always get the same result.
Thanks for your help
That?s really strange and I never heard about t such an issue. Since I have my notebook the webcam always works properly.
Anyway, in your case I would try reinstalling the webcam drive from the Toshiba website:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers
But before you install the newest version I would recommend removing the old one firstly. ;)
I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro T130 running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit.
After installing wireless manager update of September 29th, as recommended by Tempro, I' m experiencing problems with waking up from sleep mode. Most of the times my laptop simply doesn't wake up anymore and all I can do is to hard switch off and switch on again. I've tried solving the problem by changing the advanced sleep mode configuration options, and it seemed to work for a while, but problems restarted again.
Please help me with this issue, it's terribly annoying having to switch off and power on again every time my laptop goes in sleep mode, not to mention the fact that I've to take care not to leave something unsaved, not to lose data.
Thanks in advance.
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