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Tecra M10 USB need formatting before use

Q: Tecra M10 USB need formatting before use

Hi all,

This is a problem I have been facing for about one month.
I've already asked help to the Microsoft support and I manage to circumstance the problem, unfortunately without being able to solve it.
The problem is the following:

Every time I plug an external hard drive via USB I am asked to format it before using it. This of course I do not want to do. This problem appeared all of a sudden, before everything was working perfectly.

My external hard drives work perfectly in other enclosures namely other laptops.

Additionally, if I reboot Windows 7 in the "safe mode" I can connect the external hard drives via USB without problems. It appears it is something I've got recently which is conflicting to my external hard drives.

Could it be any Toshiba update? Do you have any idea about things I could try to locate the problem?

I thank you in advance.
Cheers
Andrea

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A: Tecra M10 USB need formatting before use

Hi Andrea

Do you have Toshiba external Hdd or Toshiba laptop? I ask this because you ask for Toshiba update.

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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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Last night, I tried to transfer a video file as I've done dozens of times. It didn't work. I tried a second time and realized it was because the file was more than 4GB which FAT32 USB drives will not accept.

I successfully formatted the new USB drive to NTFS.

My question is can I convert it back to FAT32? Can I do this using the same method (right-click drive checked off and optimized performance then right-click and select NTFS) I did from FAT32 to NTFS or is something else required?

Is it dangerous to due this? I will only be using this USB stick on my Windows laptops, dvd player and not on my iMac.

A:USB drive formatting back to FAT32 after formatting to NTFS

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,

You are correct, you can just format the drive back to FAT32 and no it shouldn't cause any issues doing this.
I have swapped between file system types many times and never had an issue.

Regards,
Jamie

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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 recorded some saved programs on my Dish Network DVR 622 to an external hard drive that formatted it for that purpose according to their instructions. Can the external hard drive now be reused by being hooked up to my standalone computer and reformatted or have I lost it because of that use? If so, how do I do it? I do not want to save anything on the drive--just format it and use it for a different purpose. I no longer have the Dish DVR. When I connect the external drive to my desktop I do not even see an icon for it in My Computer.
Thanks for any help.
 

A:Formatting external drive after dvr formatting

Hi

its possible it has been formatted using a non standard file system, use disk manager to view the drive and remove any partitions on it, then use disk manager to recreate parttions on the drive

Start >settings> control panel> admin tools >computer management >disk manager.
 

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Howdy!
okay so I'm creating a new spreadsheet for work and have to format the cells in column C labelled No. Accidents. if the number of accidents is less than 5 i want it to be green and if its equal to 5 I want it to be yellow and more than 5 i want to be red.
That part I am fine with
BUT
it counts blank cells as 0
so I want it to be able to ignore these blank cells and leave them as white and not be affected by the conditional formatting colours
Please Help!
Cheers
 

A:Solved: Conditional Formatting: Ignore Blank Cells in Conditional formatting

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Hi,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hello,

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

Thanks for tips in advance.

kind regards

Peter

A:Can I use SSD for Tecra A8

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

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

it is easy and no time eating for upgrade windows ?

thanks

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

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

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

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Jay

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

Hi mate

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

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

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

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

Greets

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Hi!

I'm in a bit of a dilemma. The current Tecra Z50 is extremely close to what I want in a notebook but the thing is, I currently don't really need it and I don't have the time to set it up. So I would buy one and have it lying around until late summer.

If I get one now and there's a new model out in summer, which I like even better, I would be very disappointed but on the other hand if I want to buy one in the summer and there's a new one with less connectors, a glossy screen with one of those extremely high resolutions or maybe without the pointing stick, it would be even worse!

So the question is: What can I expect from the Tecra Z50 in the future? I know that I probably won't get the information I need but I still had to post this.

Thanks!

A:The future of the Tecra Z50?

Future of Tecra Z50?
From my experience, Toshiba releases different notebook series within short spaces of time.
In most cases this applies to the ?everyday home? models like Satellite models.

The product life cycle of notebooks belonging to business segment like for example Tecra or Portege series is much longer? so from my point of few the Tecra Z50 should be available in the next couple of month.

But even if new models would be released, I think that older models should be still provided by some online dealers?

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Hallo!

I saw in a Youtube Video, that the SSDs that come as standard are mSATA ones and that there's space for a 2.5'' drive beneath.

So my question is: If I buy a Toshiba Tecra Z50-A-12R, which comes with a 500GB HDD, can I install an additional mSATA SSD as my system drive and use the 500GB HDD as a second drive?

Thanks
Martin

A:Tecra Z50 - mSATA SDD + 2.5'' HDD?

Well, some models are are equipped with an mSATA Solid State Drive (SSD) instead of a
hard disk drive. The computer seems to supports a 128GB, 256GB and 512GB SSD drives?

but as far as I know there is only one SATA controller in order to connect SSD or an HDD.
The mSATA SSD drive is connected to the controller using mSATA HOLDER ASSY.

So such holder assy is needed if you want to use an mSATA SSD drive.
Of course, you don?t need it if you use common 2.5? SSD drive or 2.5? HDD

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We have recently purchased 4 new m10 laptops with the intel graphics

We wanted to have dual monitors using a port replicator but it has come to our attention that the intel graphics is unable to display DVI

We were wondering if there was any way around this issue? Without having to buy a new laptop.

For example is it possible at all to upgrade the graphics card?

Thanks

A:Tecra M10 - how to display DVI?

Generally speaking graphic card upgrade on notebooks is not supported and I think not possible. http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB9401AX0001R01.htm

Back to your problem:
In user?s manuals is written
As the port operation of all DVI (Digital Visual interface) monitors has not been confirmed, some DVI monitors may not function properly.

Page 86.

Have you tested it with different monitors? I mean from different manufacturers?

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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 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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Hi,

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

A:Tecra M11 and asset Tag

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

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

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

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

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

Any ideas anyone?
Thanks - davidtjm

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
 

A:Toshiba Tecra S1

I would say failing hard drive
 

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Hi,

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
--------------------------------------
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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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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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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I want to purchase Toshiba Tecra Z40-A1402 - 14" - Core i7 4600U
This item has 128 gb SSD on it. Is it possible to install a regular hdd on this ultrabook?
Anyone has an idea?

A:HDD upgrade on Tecra Z40

Hi

Is this the right specification for Tecra you want to buy?
As I can see it has 500GB SATA HDD inside.

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

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


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

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

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

A:Tecra M1 does not power up

Hi buddy,

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

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

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

Good luck! :)

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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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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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I've just spent 20 minutes attempting to submit a post to be greeted by an error message.....

This was purchad as a histas present for my 11year old daughter who is rithly upset that she is unable to useit for a 2nd day

If there are any Toshiba people on here, pease come and collect this USELESS PIECEof JUNK

1. Wont nstall ANY of the 3 tempra messags, including one for the BIOS
2. Attemptd to install Windows 10 which resulted in it hangigat 29% - had toeinstall back to windows 7
3. Wot shut own as gives a forced errr message
4. Has spent ALL DAY owidws update, just got the bluruning ncircle all ay
5. Is really slow
6. As you can see, the key strokes are not all registering, ths message has been typedwith 2 fingers - very slowly and deliberaly

USELES PIECE of JUNK

A:Several issues with Tecra A40-C

Is it strange that I posted a thread earlier detailing the problems with a BRAND NEW Tecra............but it hasn't appeared

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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

Hi

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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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,

i bought the Z40 with a 500 GB HDD. As a replacement i bought the following SSD:

Crucial CT512MX100SSD1 - 500 GB

Unfortunately i didn't get it to work. On the BIOS i can see that the system recognizes the ssd. But neither the restored system boots, nor windows 8.1 Retail installs. Are there any known compatibility issues?

The problems persist whether the bios setting is UEFI oder CSM.

I upgraded to the latest bios version to 3.7, but that didn't change the result.

A:Tecra Z40 - HDD Upgrade

If the BIOS recognize the new SSD drive, then the drive should be visible also for the system.
May I ask you how did you try to install the Windows 8.1 OS?
What installation media did you use?

The Tecra Z40 does not support internal ODD (optical disk drive). Therefore I?m wondering about the installation procedure

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

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

Is it possible to get nero again?
Thanks
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A:How to reinstall my Tecra M11-103?

Hi

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

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

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

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Thinking of replacing the exiting ram with
G.Skill Ripjaws SO-DIMM F3-1600C11D-8GRSL 1.35V (Low Voltage) 8GB Kit (4Gx2) DDR3 1600


Not sure it is compatible. I doubt it is compatible to 8gb ram.
Please advice.

A:Tecra M11 - RAM compability

Can you please post notebook full model name (M11-xxx)?
Just to check which chipset is inside and RAM compatibility as well.

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

Is this possible or not possible?

A:Second monitor with Tecra M11-17V

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

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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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Does any one see any problems swapping out the 160GB HDD for a 1TB HDD i have already partitioned/formatted and installed XP PRO on the 1 TB HDD in my Satellite M-105 and it is working fine in there but would prefer it in the faster newer TECRA Laptop.

Thanks

A:Tecra M10 - HDD upgrade

Hi

I think this should not be a big problem since the SATA controller should handle the 1TB HDD.

You can test it using the HDD from the M105? the replacement is not difficult and both units M105 and M10 supports the same SATA HDD.

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Hello,

i have a problem with my TECRA. The magnesium back cover of this model of laptop is very soft and breakable.
After a few months it's now full of scratches. My question is the following: does exist a way to obtain a new screen back cover of this model of notebook? How can i obtain this kind of spare part?

Thank you in advance.

A:Tecra Z50-A-10D scratched

I’m quite sure that you will be able to order such part from local official Toshiba authorized service provider…

I recommend you to get in contact with ASP and to ask for such part:
http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/generic/ASP_SUPPORT/

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How much memory can i fit in a Tecra M10-1CN and should it be in two 200 Pin SO DIMM DDR2 PC2-6400 800MHz modules

A:How much memory can i fit in a Tecra M10-1CN?

Hi

The memory expand possibility depends on the chipset of the motherboard
The Tecra M10 supports the Mobile Intel(R) GM45 Express chipset? and this chipset supports max DDR2 800MHz 8GB RAM

So first of all you can use 2 x 4GB RAM modules and secondly the memory speed is limited to 800MHZ.

Even if you would use faster modules i.e. 1033Mhz the FSB would clock down the speed to 800Mhz? so it?s not worth to use faster modules than DDR2 800Mhz

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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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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!

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 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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