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Tecra A11 - Cannot burn CD-R

Q: Tecra A11 - Cannot burn CD-R

Hi,

my Tecra A11 with Win 7 Pro 64 and a Mat****a DVD-RAM UJ890AS is not able to burn on a CD-R. CD-RW and DVD is no problem but when trying to burn a CD-R I got following Error Code: 060277-26-2A031000

I tried the solution in
http://forums.toshiba.com/t5/Computer-Troubleshooting/Error-code-380381-26-2a031000/td-p/172666
- without success. There are no upper/lower filter keys in my registry.

I tried CD-Rs from 3 different brands, I tried CDBurnerXP and the Toshiba Disc Creator - always the same error. There is written the track list (copying a music CD) and then the error appears. The CD-R is not usable any more after this.

What can I do? Is it possible to flash the firmware of the DVD-Drive - if yes, where can I get the fw?
Thanks in advance!

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Preferred Solution: Tecra A11 - Cannot burn CD-R

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

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

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

A: Tecra A11 - Cannot burn CD-R

Hi

What brands did you try?
I use TDK ?R and they functions properly.

Additionally I recommend cleaning the laser lens using cotton wool tip and alcohol.
Had also problems reading and burning some disks which have been solved after cleaning the lens.

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


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


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

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

Best wishes
Ian

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

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

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

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I have 120 gb external drive. I don't mind using the external drive to burn the system image on as i barely ever use it and yes it still works. However, I worry about system image being re written by virus should i ever get a virus, spyware, malware, ect. on my external drive and then the viruses re enters my system everytime i use the system image. The whole point of even me using the system image would be in the event i get a virus and i just can't rid of it or I just really wanna be sure its gone. So i use the system image to delete everything and restore only what was on the system image. So my question is do you think if be the safer bet to just store the system image on none-rewritable cds? Perhaps this is not very convenient as i would need more than probably 3 cds, but would it be safer and would it let me install it on more than 1 cd? I think the system image is about 80 gbs. So i may need up to 9 cds to store 10 gbs each going from part 1 to part 11. Is it going to let me do that? Oh and i just might make a back up on my external drive as just as emergency back up in the given case one or all my cds don't fully work or should one out of 11 ever fail.

A:System image burn to external drive or burn to cds? Question in messag

Hello Trent,

It would be best to create the system image on a HDD instead. A CD/DVD is less reliable to restore from, and more expensive for how many you would need.

You can do what's in the NOTE box at the top of the tutorial below to keep multiple copies of system images on the same HDD. This way you can create a system image backup that you know is clean, rename the backup folder to keep it so new system images will not replace it. Just repeat this every so often to have a updated system image that you know is clean.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I'm not sure if this is the right section but here's the problem:

Yesterday I tried to burn a folder containing pictures (about 650 MB worth) and a few WordPad files onto a brand new blank CD-RW disc (with 700 MB of space). using the Mastered format. When I tried burning the files to disc, I got a message saying "There was an error burning this disc. It might no longer be usable". I tried using another blank disc and got the same error. I also tried using an older CD-R disc that still had plenty of room on it and I still got the same error.

I also tried burning just the pictures and not the files and got the same error.

I then tried to burn just the files and not the pictures. This time it worked. I was able to burn the WordPad files to the disc but not the pictures.

Any ideas why this is happening? I was able to burn pictures onto a blank disc just 2 weeks ago without any problems, but now it won't work.

I'm using a Toshiba Satellite laptop with Windows Vista Basic
 

A:Solved: I can't burn pictures to disc but I can burn files

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Dear forum
The above says it all really.

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

A:Difference between Tecra A10 and Tecra M10

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

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

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

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

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I am using Nero to burn media/movies and have been successful on a few attempts, but lately I have been getting an error message and am not sure what it means. Any help is greatly appreciated..

1A23-2067-2057-8522-0706-2147

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 11/2/2004 1:54:32 PM
Nero API version: 6.6.0.18
Using interface version: 6.3.1.4
Installed in: C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\
Application: ahead\Nero - Burning Rom
Internal Version: 6, 6, 0, 18e

Recorder: <TEAC DVD+RW DV-W58E> Version: D.0C - HA 0 TA 1 - 6.6.0.18
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 0
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
CdRomPeripheral : HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8162B atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : TEAC DVD+RW DV-W58E atapi Port 0 ID 1 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : WDC WD800JD-75HKA1 atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8162B D: CDRom0
TEAC DVD+RW DV-W58E E: CDRom1
=======================

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 1022MB (1046604kB)
Free physical memory: 506MB (518324kB)
Memory in use : 50 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
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A:Burn Failed Error when trying to burn movies

What kind of movies are you burning? Are you using DVD Shrink first?
 

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hello guy's...!!!this forum is great...keep it rolling...it is very good...!!!
now i have a question for you!!!can i burn a cd/dvd while i am defragmenting the partition from where i want to burn the data?i didn't tried this thing yet...but i don't want to have some problems so I am asking you if you know something about this...!!!best regards...!!!!greetings!!!

A:can i burn a cd/dvd while i'm defrgmenting a partition from where a want to burn data

I can't say that I've tried that myself. I guess it could be possible that the data could be corrupted if the files that you're burning are being moved at the time, but that chance is pretty low I suppose. Give it a try if you want to, but don't be surprised if everything runs extremely slow, or if the CD ends up having corrupted data. I'd advise either pausing the defrag or just waiting until it finishes.

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I own a Window'sXP computer. I'm still trying to learn how to use my burner that came with the computer. I have corrected the speed to the proper timing . I hit the "burn" tab to start the process ,I'm informed to install a new disc. I have placed a new disc in the tray,but still get the same request! The data is already to go.The songs are installed in the computer . My burn list is ready.What am I missing from this problem that occurs?
 

A:Can't burn baby burn !!!!

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Nero burn is not burning my CD-R, I get an error message just seconds after I start the burn process that reads:

-Buffer Underrun
-Could not perform end track
-invalid write state
-could not perform end track
-simulation failed 12x(1800 MB/S)

I was able to burn AVI's (movies) to CD, but once I tried to watch these movies I got an error message on my screen "cyclic redundancy error", which I came to understand means that the data on my CD was damaged.

I am using a CD-R, 1x-48x speed, 700MB, 80 Min, no name brand. Pretty much your basic CD-R. I am burning with Nero Burn 5.0.4.6 c1995-2001.

I had no trouble burning cd about 1 week ago.

IMPORTANT - The only thing new that I installed on my computer was AC3-ACM decompressor. I installed this to allow my Premiere 6.0 program to identify AC3 compressed audio files, which in turn allow Premiere to import these files without giving me errors like "unsupported compression".

Please help. I can't burn AVI's(movies) or MP3's(music)
 

A:Nero Burn: won't burn CD-R

under runs used to be a big problem with slow pcs.
when you burn CD's do you continue to use the PC and do you have lots of programs running
with nero v5 can you do a verification run after the burn which will check crc's etc - i know version6 has this option as i fixed my neighbours problem yesterday
 

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After installing XP SP3 in my desktop and in my laptop, I attempted a DVD+RW burn moving files using Windows Explorer and immediately ruined the disk. The disk shows full with only one file of zero bytes labeled Non-Allocatable Space. This file cannot be deleted. I have ruined several disks in ineffective troubleshooting. Both computers exhibit similar characteristics and I cannot erase nor format this disk in either computer. This problem is not evident in writing to a CD-R, it is limited to DVD burning.
Microsoft finally took control of my desktop and worked diligently with the computer for over an hour. Their troubleshooting process included the deletion of Nero and Roxio programs to no avail. The assigned tech finally had to turn it over to Research for further troubleshooting which has not yet happened.
To briefly summarize, I can burn a CD but cannot burn a DVD in either computer. Inputs anyone?

A:Can burn CDs but cannot burn DVDs

Hi Harvey,

Here is a link to help un-install SP3. There have been some issures with SP3 and AMD processors, though you didn't say what you had.

http://www.tipandtrick.net/2008/how-...iate-versions/

Hope this helps.
Best regards,
Mack1

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I can burn mp3 cd's but when i choose audio cd on itunes it cancels the burn about a minute later. help please.
 

A:Cant burn audio cd's but can burn mp3's

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I was in the middle of burning a DVD from AVI file...when I seen that it was going to take 59mins I clicked the stop burn...then nero locked up...so I had to ctrl, alt & del....to close it out...so then I restarted nero & restarted the burn as a data file....now after putting the blank disk in the rom it will not see the disk..as if its not blank...so I can no longer burn cd/dvd's @ all...its if the drivers for the burner no longer work..IDK its making me nuts...

I did uninstall and reinstall nero 7 and checked the device manager for any errors..

system:
2.8P4, Win XP, 2gig DDR3, 120gig SATA 7200, TDK burner, 6800GTX G4...its old with a pull start

thanxs for any help...
-Paul
 

A:Solved: Burn then NO Burn

Burner info

TDK DVDRW840G
 

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Is there a software package, preferably free, that will allow me to burn my digital photographs onto CD/R; CD/RW, add music either from my hard drive or via audio CD, and then allow me to view the finished product on a stand alone DVD player as well as my PC.

I am running XP with a fairly run of the mill PC (ie not terribly powerful)

Thanks

jampot
 

A:Burn baby burn!

Try this: http://www.xequte.com/pixplay/
 

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i wanna try overclocking my p2mmx what's the best multiplier speed to use without making a really neat looking board/cpu sculpture heh!
 

A:overclocking?burn cpu! burn!!!!

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Hello, I burned a successful ISO with windows and it verified but I often read that Image burn is the way to go with ISO burns, should I burn one with that software as well and is there any difference?

Thank you

A:Disc image with windows or should i burn with with image burn.

ImgBurn is a high quality program, but the larger point is whether or not the ISO burned with Windows will do what you want it to do. If yes, I'd probably just go with it, although there's no reason not to have a duplicate copy if it's really important stuff.

I wouldn't rely on "verification". If you want to know if it works, try using it for its intended purpose, whatever that is.

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Hi,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

it is easy and no time eating for upgrade windows ?

thanks

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Hello,

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

Thanks for tips in advance.

kind regards

Peter

A:Can I use SSD for Tecra A8

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

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Hello,

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

Background info:

(The Laptop is used mostly in docked mode).

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

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

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

Things I've already did:

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

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

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

I appreciate any kind of help.

Best regards,

-user1337

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Hello,
i want't to upgrade my internl msate SSD 256 GB with a SATA SSD 960GB.

I think i need a new SATA cable. But i don#t find any Part Number of this cable

regards Frank

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Hi all!!!

I'm Tecra A10-11K user and can I upgrade SSD on Tecra A10-11K?

A:Tecra A10-11K - Can I upgrade to SSD

Yes you can :)
You will need to use an SATA SSD drive

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For the graphics card on Tecra S1, is the mother board attached to it so that it cannot be seperated? If so, how much would it cost to replace the board? Thanks for the help~
 

A:Question about Tecra S1

About $75 to $150, used. Much more new. Better to buy a better laptop. Or lurk on eBay until you see the right package.
 

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Hi,

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

Thanks
Baumi

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Hi guys,

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

Thanks in advance

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Hello at all,
I have some Problems with the sound of my Toshiba Tecra A10. I already installed the Realtek Audio Driver and I see the little Speaker symbol down on the right side,too.

But I hear nothing. The Device Manager has a yellow Question Mark on "Modem Device on High Definition Audio Bus".

I Installed the Agere Systems Modem, but nothing happened.

Can someone help me and give me a link for this Driver I need.
I use Windows XP.

Hardware Detail:

HDAUDIO\FUNC_02&VEN_11C1&DEV_1040&SUBSYS_11790001& REV_1002\4&9E9AEC4&0&0101

Regards,

A:Tecra A10 - No Sound using Win XP

> I use Windows XP.

Ok, I though similar issues with Win XP on other notebooks with new HD audio from Realtek.
The point is that you need SP2 and SP3!

The SP2 and SP3 provides important fixes and patches for HD audio?
So first of all uninstall the installed Realtek audio driver.
Then install the SP2 and SP3.
Then go to the device manager and delete the devices marked with yellow exclamation mark.
Then reboot the notebook.
Now Win XP should found a new audio device and should ask for the driver.
No you should install the sound driver from Realtek.
Reboot once again? and now the sound should works fine?

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Hi,

In my laptop model Tecra A8 # PTA83L-02K014, current HDD is Fujitsu 60 GB SATA (mode# MHV2060BH).
I want to upgrade it to 320GB/500GB.

Please suggest a replacement HDD.
I cannot figure out which HDD I should buy.

Regards,
kannit

A:HDD upgrade for Tecra A8

This old Tecra was delivered with several HDDs (from 60 up to 120GB). God thing is that this Tecra uses SATA HDDs so; generally speaking HDD upgrade should not be problematic.

Which HDD can you use? In my opinion HDD with around 300GB should be enough for this old piece of hardware. Just buy SATA 2,5? HDD. Talk with your local dealer and buy high quality product.

HDD replacement is not complicated and you can do it alone. If you need some help you are welcome.

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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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My tecra M2 has started to blue screen.

Here is my error:


The system has recovered from a serious error

Error Signature
BCCODE: 1000000a BCP1:FF000008 BCP2: 00000002 BCP3: 00000000
BCP4: 804D9AFA OSVER: 5_1_2600 SP: 3_0 product : 256_1

Error report content
The following files will be included in this error report
C\Docume~1\user\locals~1\temp\wer3896.dir 00\mini042712-01 DMP
C:\Docume~1\user\locals~1\temp\wer 3896 .dir 00\ sysdata.xml



Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers

A:Tecra M2 BSOD.

Follow the article below and post the files here
http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html

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I have Toshiba Tecra M7-132

I would like to improve everything possible

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

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

I installed all the most recent official drivers and BIOS

What else I can improve

A:How I can improve my Tecra M7?

Hello

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

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

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The first three lights come on,when I try to start it . Nothing else happens no noise or anything. I have tried taking battery out,starting with external power only still the same.

Does it sound expensive to fix.

A:Tecra A2 is not powering up

Can you please post a bit more about this machine?
Have you bought it as used one and now you try to fix it?

Have you maybe tried to update BIOS and now you have this problem?

On this virtual way it is not easy to offer exact diagnostic but it doesn?t sound good to me. Maybe is BIOS screwed-up. Repair can be pretty expencive.

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I have a Tecra A9 12T article-nr.: PTS52E-01T02NGR

Because i have a SSD installed i'd like to remove the dvd rom and install a second harddrive.
i bought a harddrive bay with the right conectors, but allways when i start my computer he tells me:
"CD ROM error" and i can't find the option in the bios where i can change form CD-ROM to HDD.
Can someone help me? thank you!

A:Re: Second Harddrive in Tecra A9

Is this HDD bay designed for Tecra A9?
I mean it is original Toshiba part compatible with this notebook model?

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My TECRA A7 has a 100GB HD and I wonder if I can replace it for a larger one.
Is it possible and what should I do?

Thanks for any help

A:HDD upgrade on Tecra A7

Hello

Your Tecra has SATA HDD connector so it should not be problematic to use HDD with higher capacity.
I don?t know which one you want to use but HDD between 200 and 300 GB should be good enough for upgrade.

What do you think about that?

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has any one had any issues with the cpu temp?
ive reapplied thermal paste and cleaned the fan but its getting rather hot max under load is 87c not enough to shut down but should it be reaching this temp?

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

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

It is a requirement of a game.
Thank you

A:Tecra notebook - Right Alt F4 key

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

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Hi,

I would like do a multiboot XP / 98 on a TECRA A11.
Do you think it's possible.
Will I have some drivers dysfonction?

Thanks for answer !!

A:Tecra A11 - Win XP and Win 98 multiboot

Well, Win XP installation should not be a big problem because the Win XP drivers seem to be available on Toshiba European driver page.

But Win 98 might be a problem here since its not supported and the drivers are not available? you will need to search for such drivers at your hand and I think this might be a painful time? I doubt you will be able to get Win 98 drivers because this OS is really, really old.

I would recommend installing the Win 98 only using Virtual Machine (VM) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_machine
or Virtual PC
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Virtual_PC

This is very easy? running Win XP you can open virtual PC or VM and could start the Win 98

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

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

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

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

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

parkman

A:CPU upgrade on Tecra R10

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Tecra S1 LCD with lines across it

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

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Hello,

I own a Tecra A8-133 (PTA83E-0E403MBT ).
To give a kick to my aging laptop I bought a corsair neutron GTX SSD. Unfortunately, after
many attempts, and some corsair support, it seems the SSD is not compatible with that TECRA.

I'm ready to buy a new one, but, obviously I want to be 100% sure the SSD is compatible this time.

How can I find a list of compatible devices for this laptop ?

As a SATA 1 laptop, I know the performance will be restrained, but I don't care too much.

Any help would be appreciated.


Thank you

A:Compatible SSD for Tecra A8-133

Hi

What?s wrong exactly?

I found some specification of the mentioned SSD drive from Corsair and it looks like the SSD drive is designed to support the latest high-speed standard SATA III (6Gb/s).
But it?s seems to be fully backward compatible with SATA II and SATA I. So it should be compatible?

From my knowledge there are no any special info regarding the SDD dive compatibility.
In some cases the SSD drive manufacturers provides an SSD drive firmware updates and sometimes such update helps to sort out some issues.

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Hi,

I try desperately to update the bios of my old Toshiba A4-161.
I think not, because when I want to download the necessities bios, he asks me if I have an ATI graphics card and the other if it is a bios intel.

So I do not know which to choose.

Can you help me.

Here is my information from Driver Genius.


Summary
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Computer brand: Toshiba Tecra A4
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Build 2600
Service Pack: Service Pack 3
Processor: Intel Pentium M 740 (1733.3 MHz)
Motherboard: TOSHIBA Portable PC (Intel 915PM (Alviso-PM) + ICH6-M)
Memory: 512 MBytes (single-channel)
Hard Drive: WDC WD600VE-00HDT0 (57.231 MBytes (60 GB))
Optical drive: MAT****A DVD-RAM UJ-831S (DVD + R DL)
Video Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon X300 [Toshiba]
Audio Adapter: Intel 82801FB ICH6 - AC'97 Audio Controller [B2]
Network Adapter: Marvell Yukon 88E8053 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
************************************************** **************Intel PRO / Wireless 2200BG Network Adapter (Toshiba mPCI 3B - MoW)
Battery: PA3399U-1BAS/BRS
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Processor
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Processor ID: 000006D8
Codename: Dothan
Stepping CPU: C0
Platform CPU: mPGA479M (Micro-FCPGA/FCBGA)
Revision of the microcode update: 20
Heart (s): 1
Thread (s): 1
Initial Frequency: 1733.3 MHz
Current frequency: 798.0 MHz = 6.00 x 133.0 [email protected] V
Temperature of heart processor: N / A... Read more

A:Which BIOS to use with Tecra A4-161?

You can find latest BIOS version on http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/download_bios.jsp
Choose archive option to get listed all old models. There you can find Tecra A4. Please choose right short model number.

I don?t know which one has your A4. It can be PTA40E or PTA42E.

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Dear forum members

The above laptop turns on but does not boot. The power light flashes amber twice and then green.

Please does anyone know what might be be issue in this case.

Please does anyone know if this particular light flash sequence indicates anything in particular.
Any help would be greatly appreciated
With thanks
Ian

A:Tecra A10-16D does not boot

Does the same happen when you remove battery and start notebook with AC power supply only?

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See subject. I'm not able to add another OS on these laptops (I've got 5 Tecra's S5). Windows XP is on the computer now and because I want to format the computer (classified data) I want to add W7.
When I start no drivers were found on non of the 5 laptops.

Does anyone knows about this issue?

A:Cannot add another OS on Tecra S5, but XP is already installed

I assume you get an message about missing HDD while system installation.
Right?

I think you need to add SATA drivers while Win 7 setup.

There is an Intel Storage Manager on the Toshiba EU driver page which contains the SATA driver.
You can find the Tecra S5 drivers in Archive (Product type -> Archive)

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