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Re: Second Harddrive in Tecra A9

Q: Re: Second Harddrive in Tecra A9

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!

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Preferred Solution: Re: Second Harddrive in Tecra A9

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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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Hello, I've got a toshiba tecra 8000 (pII 300/T13.3/6/64/CD).
It recognizes the cdrom and the windows2000 installprogram starts up.
But after it has read in all the drivers from the windows cd it fails to install "Cant find any harddrive".
I've looked in the BIOS setup but it don't make me any wiser, it can't find the HD there either (surprise). Any advice on what I can do?
/Alex
 

A:Toshiba Tecra 8000 - Can't find harddrive!

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I?ll try to make this as short as possible. Two years ago my sister gave me a Toshiba Tecra S1 (yes, by today?s standards it is old) that her company was giving away because they were purchasing new models. It sat in her closet for a year.

Because it was a company laptop I knew it had to have a lot of wear and tear. There were several accounts on it; I was really surprised that their tech department never upgraded to SP2.

So I cleaned up the system by removing all accounts but my own. I upgraded the RAM from 512 megs of PC2100 to two gigs and I updated the XP Pro to SP2.

I ran Seagate Tools for a hard drive diagnostics as a standard procedure on the original Hitachi 4200 rpm. It passed the S.M.A.R.T. and Short Self Diagnostic Test but failed the Long test every time.

Also, when I analyzed the Hitachi for fragmentation I was prompted to drefrag because I was showing 12% defragmentation. Here is the thing: No mater how many times I defragged when I analyzed again it told me I needed to defrag. Even after immediately defragging I was prompted to defrag reporting 12% each and ever time.

So fast forward; a number of people said with the repeated Long Test fails it was time that I replaced the Hitachi which I did with a brand new Seagate 54000 rpm a year ago. Everything went smoothly and the HD was immediately recognized.

But here is the thing: The Windows defragmentation utility constantly reports 12% fragmentation Seagate even after defrag. And I am... Read more

A:Toshiba Tecra S1: Harddrive Destroying Entity?

You probably know this but I have to ask anyway...
Is this 12% due to hidden or system files?
Have you looked at the analysis report to see what is actually fragmented?
You could also try running the Advanced System Care defrag utility (uncheck "skip files larger than 1GB" under the options menu). I find their utility to be faster and better than Windows defrag.
 

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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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My Dell Vostro 1400 Laptop recently quit working. Its only 4 months old.
I turned it on and it came to a screen saying,

"Windows dould not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
"\windows\system32\config\system"
You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM. Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair"

I inserted the setup disc and booted from it, when I got the the Repair option it says,"Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer.
Make sure any hard disk drives are powered on and properly connected to your computer, and that any disk-related hardware configuration is correct. This may involve running a manufacturer-supplied diagnostic or setup program.

Setup cannot continue."

So I took the computer down to the local computer store and they put in a new 130 GB harddrive, ran the setup disk again and it displayed the same missing HDD message.

Anyone have any Ideas of what could be wrong???
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Windows Setup Disk cannot find Harddrive, even with a brand new harddrive installed.

Hi, and welcome to TSF. If it's still under warranty I would take it back to the suppliers.

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I have this WD My Passport external portable harddrive which I have used for a couple of years. I was writing something to the drive one day when the USB connection seems to be somewhat loose and the drive disconnected momentarily and reconnected itself but the file I was trying to write ended prematurely...

Now when I try to use the Seagate Harddrive test tool for windows and do a Short Generic test and the result failed.. I am fear it might have been caused by the disconnection and might eventually corrupt the entire drive... I try to run chkdsk but there aren't any errors detected it seems and files seems to be accessible as normal... Is there a way to fix the harddrive without losing data in the drive or confirm the drive is indeed failing?

A:Seagate Harddrive test tool fail but harddrive data seems intact

Run the most thorough and extensive test available with the WD hard drive utilities.

If it fails the thorough test, you may have a warranty claim.

Or the Seagate tool. Whatever you have. Your title is confusing.

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I presently have a 40GB....5200RPM...2MBcashe..HARD DRIVE

Will i see much improvement upgrading to a: 60GB.7200rpm..8MBcashe Hard Drive?

I can do it for about $40 ( Or should i wait,i expect to get a 200HD by the end of the year...)
 

A:SHOULD I UPGRADE: 40GB/5200 HardDrive-to-60GB/7200 HardDrive?

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Hi,

I recently had a very strong magnet. The magnet was then stuck (By a child) to my laptop. I then had errors on boot. I tried reinstalling Vista with the restore disk, but I recieved "Error - Cannot set temp path".

I today purchased a 250gb harddrive (a upgrade from my 120gb), and then Vista installed fine.

Now it runs fine, but I get bluescreens after random amounts of time, with errors involving a windows file. Unfortunately, I don't have the bluescreen error details at the moment. I have however uploaded the 3 minidumps from the 3 occasions.

Is it possible that another part of the computer was damaged by the magnet? Ram?

Thank's,

Tom

Minidump: http://rapidshare.com/files/196073665/minidump.rar

A:Magnet damaged my harddrive. Replace harddrive but now bluescreens? (with minidump)

hi have you tried running your av and malware progs to eliminate this as a possible

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I have pretty old secondary hard drive (11 years) and currently in power settings there is an option to put hard drive in sleep mode if it's been idle for X minutes. Is it a good idea to disable this setting and let the harddrive spin all the time, since as I know, frequently enabling/disabling hard drives makes more damage than never putting harddrive to sleep.

A:Harddrive health with harddrive auto-stop in idle

Is the drive going to sleep now ?

You should consider buying a new drive to replace that one, then copy your data over before it dies

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do to sever problems i was having with my pc i decided to do a fdisk and reformat...... i thought i was doing a smart thing by using my slave drive to backup the things i didnt want to lose .... after backing it all up to the slave drive i erased my harddrive and installed a new operating system... was win98 and now is winxp............ everything is going great now except all them programs and files i backed i can no longer access.... if anyone has a solution to this it would be greatly appreciated...
 

A:reformatted primary harddrive now cant access slave harddrive

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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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Hello,
I'm planning on doing a complete harddrive back up with a another internal harddrive. Will I need any special software to do this?
Also, since I'm backing up my entire harddrive which contains my operating system windows vista premium will this conflict with any license agreement?
 

A:Solved: Backing up harddrive with another internal harddrive

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I am currently backing up weekly to a small external drive.. it is a small 20gigger. It has taken about 1 year or so to fill up. Now i am thinking long term.. i am considering purchasing a "network harddrive", one that is between 500gigz to 1tb. There is a smaller/more affordable Seagate external drive.. but it is not a "network harddrive".. it has 1.5tb.. versus a network drive that is about 2tb but it cost about 314.

My question is, thinking long term.. and considering the setup i have.. which is a regular PC acting as a server.. what should i get?

Your suggestions are appreciated

Thank you
 

A:Solved: Network Harddrive Vs Portable Harddrive

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hey everyone, my mom's computer isnt working correctly. it turns on but it doesnt boot up. nothing shows up on the monitor. she has very important files and links that are saved to her computer that she needs asap.

my first thought was maybe i could access her computer through the router that we share but other websites told me its impossible without remote connection. and we cannot setup connects or access her computer at the moment.

i would like to know if it would be a good idea to take her harddrive out and put it into another computer. id rather not put it into my computer (just in case something goes wrong) but my brother has a laptop and could we put her harddrive in his? just temporarily so we can get to those files.

is that the best idea? to transfer her harddrive? if so is it okay that its going into a laptop and not a desktop computer....
 

A:transfering harddrive (harddrive problem)

You're best bet it to get a 2.5 Adapter for laptop HDDs then you would take that adapter and connect it to a desktop CD-ROM IDE 2 channel 3.5 Ribbon cable goes into the adapter. There you could transfer files off that drive. That's how it's done in IT repair shop. Below cost $6.99.



can get it off here or try newegg or wherever you want go to a local store to get..
http://www.cablesonline.com/25hdmounkitw.html

It also looks like this various version of the adapter


They all work..
 

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I realize one is just an enclosure and you provide the harddrive, and one is a true harddrive, but which is better and whats really the difference?
 

A:usb harddrive enclosure -vs- usb external harddrive

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Hello,

My desktop computer's motherboard was fried in a tragic lightning accident, but the hard drive is intact. I would like to purchase an enclosure for the hard drive and use it as an external hard drive. I'm posting here because I'm worried about compatibility.

Here are the hard drive details:
Seagate, S/N 90Z7588X
ST 380215A
P/N 9CY011-305
Firmware 3.AAD
Date code 08257
Barracude 7200.10
80 Gbytes

Will that work with any of these enclosures:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817158012
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817173047
http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Acom...sem/rpsm/oid/206486/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do

Thank you in advance for any help!
 

A:External Harddrive from Old Computer Harddrive

Any 3.5" IDE compatible drive enclosure will do the trick. I use a ThermalTake enclosure myself (same as MadDog and CompUSAs no-name brand).

Courtney
 

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I just recently bought a used computer to replace the one I had which died on me. For some reason, my old harddrive isn't being recognized as the main hard drive when I remove the new one and plug my old one in. Both harddrives are recognized when I have my old one plugged up with the extra power and IDE cable, so I was wondering if it is possible to copy the contents of my old drive to the new one and have it where it transfers all of my installed software over without having to reinstall everything?
 

A:Harddrive to harddrive data transfer?

So what you tried to do is get WinXP to boot after it was installed on a different computer. This usually does not work well unless the Motherboard onthe new computer is almost identical to the old one. At the very least you would want to uninstall all drivers that were istalled as part of the old motherboard then do a repair installation of Windows XP. Then again if your installation of Windows is an OEM version of Windows it is not legal to use it on a second computer even if the second computer is a replacement for the first. If this is a retail copy of Windows then you can do it. You would need also the drivers for the new system.. As far as transfering installed programs from one hard drive to another and have them work properly if at all, it is not likely that you will succeed in doing so as installed programs make changes to the registry so that windows will know where to go look for the files to operate these programs. Just transferring the programs will not make the changes needed to your registry that an installation would make.
 

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I just purchased these two items:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817146063

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822153012

and the problem is that the coolmax enclosure wont read the harddrive. I installed it correctly (this is not my first 2.5 external hdd), and the computer detects the harddrive. It says that it is installed and ready to use, but now drive is popping up in "my computer". I dont think that the harddrive is to big for the enclosure, its only 40gb and most enclosures maxes out at 40gb. I could not find out what this enclosure's max compatibility is, so i hope that this is not the problem.

It is not the enclosure that is broken, because i put a different harddrive in the coolmax enclosure and it works. And i tried the Fujitsu hdd in another enclosure and it does not work. So it is definitly the hdd

The harddrive is a ATA-6 and the coolmax enclosure is a IDE ATA 100. I dont know what the 100 stands for, but i dont think that is the problem.

any help would be greatly appreciated. This is a gift for my girlfriend and i really want this to work.
 

A:2.5 harddrive enclosure will not read the harddrive

Have you foratted the drive? . . Windows will not "see" a drive until it has been formated.

Right click on My Computer . . select Manage . . disc management . . right click on the drive and select format
 

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Hi,

This morning a fan in my case was making strange noises (either CPU or GPU fan I think) and so I turned my computer off. I turned it on a little later and the computer was making a really odd clicking noise, so I unplugged each harddrive in turn to see which was causing it. I removed the problem drive (not the one with my XP installation on) and then turned the computer on again. This time it just said could not detect boot disk. I've tried installing XP again, but it gets as far as loading all the setup files and then my PC reboots. The bios still detects the harddrive still in.

The harddrives are just normal IDE 120gb drives (the removed one is a Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 and the one still in is a Barracuda Seagate). I don't understand why the first stopped working (it is at most 6 months old) and why the 2nd one's installation is not detected (it is only a month or 2 old). Up til today, my computer was working perfectly. At the moment my whole computer is useless and the fan is still making the same weird noise occasionally.

Thanks.
 

A:One harddrive died, other harddrive's XP not detected

Welcome to Techspot

It sounds like the Drive you removed was the Primary, so the system can't find an MBR.
Also if that is right did you change the Jumper on the Slave left in your box?
Buy a new Fan, why take a chance ?
 

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I would like to know if I can copy my whole hard drive to a backup hard drive.
What I would like to do is buy a new hard drive for my laptop. Then move all and I do mean everything windows XP etc. to the new hard drive. So that I could the start using the new hard drive just like the old hard drive. I think my old hard drive is going bad.
 

A:Copy harddrive to new harddrive

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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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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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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 everyone,
I have Tecra Z40 A-17K and i want to upgrade my storage. When i looked up inside of computer I saw another slot looks like ssd slot. I showed in red circle. Can i use it for additional ssd?

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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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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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Hello,

i have a question regarding the Ampere usage of the HDD and SSD.
MyvToshiba HDD uses 5V and 800mA. The SSD i want to use takes 5V and 1,6A. Thats double the Ampere used by the HDD.
Will there be problems with the powersupply?

A:Tecra S11-11P switch from HDD to SSD

> Will there be problems with the powersupply?
Why?
In worst case the battery working time would be a little bit shorter due to higher SSD drive power consumption but there should not be a bigger issue?

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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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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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Hi, could someone help me find the right driver for the wireless/wifi driver on my Toshiba Tecra A3X.

Model No.PTA3XE-01C00PEN

SERIAL NO. 56042981H

I am using Windows XP.

Thanks.

A:Need Wi-Fi driver for my Tecra A3X

No problem.
Go to: http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp

Choose:
-Archive
-Tecra
-Tecra A series
-Tecra A3X
-PTA3XE
-Win XP

Now you will get all drivers for this notebook model

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hI

my computer doesn't want to start, I've did f8 and when one by one and it gets stuck
on this
multi(0)disk(0)partition(1)\window\system32\drivers\isapnp.sys

What does this means???

A:TOSHIBA TECRA

Thats part of the motherboard chipset, have you doing a repair on the install via putting the windows cd in and letting it boot up and then going to repair?

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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My laptop will not boot up.
When I plug in the PSU the green LED at the front of palm rest (far left LED) flashes slowly on and off.
No other LED lights are on at all. Pressing the power on button produces no effect.

Please can anyone advise what the problem might be with this laptop.

"Perhaps someone knows if that particular "sequence" of flashing is listed as meaning any particular problem lease.

Your kind help in this matter would be appreciated .

Thank you
Ian

A:Tecra A10 won't boot up

Hi
There must be definitely a hardware malfunction.

>"Perhaps someone knows if that particular "sequence" of flashing is listed as meaning any particular problem lease.

Knowing that you can read the blinking code using the following procedure:

The short blinking means 0 and long means 1.
The code might be something like 0001 0001

Error code starts with LSB (least significant bit) therefore the error code has to be read starting with last bit. This means that the code: 0001 0001 would appear as 1000 1000
This code you have to transform in HEX and you will get the error code.

But in my opinion even if you would know what cause this problem, mostly it?s some motherboard malfunction (maybe also a part connected to motherboard like RAM module) and this means that the whole part needs to be replaced.

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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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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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Hi,

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

Thanks for your experience return.
Best regards

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

Hi

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

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

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

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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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I want to use this old laptop which originally had win98. I managed to put win xp on it, but it is unworkable slow. Today I tried Lubuntu (a linux distributioon specific for oldies) but that too is too slow.

I just want a simple OS to browse.

A:Which new OS can I use with old Tecra 8100?

I don?t know which ?new? OS do you mean but fact is that you have old piece of hardware and if you want to have well working machine you should install supported operating systems ony.

Drivers for them you can find on Toshiba support page - http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp in archive

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Hi All,

I have a Tecra P4 - PTS40A-02100V which will not recognise the new Hitachi 80GB disk (HTS541080G9SA00). The laptop is out of warranty and replacement disk was purchased. This is the second new disk the supplier has sent me. The supplier is an official Toshiba supplier in Australia. Customer has paid ~$400AUD for the disk, so this could be an expensive exercise.

I am able to get a vanilla Toshiba Restore to work on the PC, however our organisation uses a WinPE based PXE boot environment to kick off image and build of Windows XP. Using a generic Windows XP in our environment is not possible.

Diskpart in WinPE will not recognise the disk. Partition Magic and other popular apps will recognise the disk, others won't. I can create an NTFS partition and format. Can create basic MBR and MFT, no luck recognising. Also I can use the disk in a USB caddy in Windows XP on another PC fine.

This new disk will display the same issues in another known working P4. I see no options in BIOS to get around the issue. I have updated the BIOS to v3.20, however the result is the same.

Any clues?

A:Tecra P4 not recognizing new HDD

Hi buddy,

Just for testing: Is it possible to install Windows from Toshiba recovery disk? Have you tested this?

And interesting to know would be what the authorized service provider says about this behavior. Did you ask the guys already?

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