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Which BIOS to use with Tecra A4-161?

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

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
L1 Cache: Instruction: 32 KBytes, Data: 32 KBytes
L2 Cache: Integrated: 2 MBytes
Thermal envelope of the processor: 27 W
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Motherboard
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Model: TOSHIBA Portable PC
Chipset: Intel 915PM (Alviso-PM) + ICH6-M
Locations: 1xISA, 1xPCI, 2xPCI Express x1, 1xPCI Express x16
PCI Express Version Supported: v1.1
USB Version Supported: v2.0
Super IO chip / LPC: Unknown
BIOS Manufacturer: Insyde Software
BIOS Date: 05/18/04
BIOS version: Version 1.30
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Preferred Solution: Which BIOS to use with Tecra A4-161?

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: 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,

I have a old Tecra 9100 with years of good service, and this is my first problem, but is a great one, after a forced reboot the screen shows a BIOS block 1 damaged message. I have tried to repair the BIOS upgrading to the last version I have found, the 1.6 one, but its a Windows version (to upgrade from a running Toshiba computer I think) and when I try to run it in another computer to generate a FDD and upgrade BIOS, I cant, beacuse a Toshiba common modules message.

Its there any BIOS diskette image-archive I can dowload to perform the BIOS upgrade in the BIOS?

Thanks in advance.

A:Tecra 9100 - BIOS block 1 damaged and how to update BIOS?

Hello

All you can find is stuff on Toshiba support page. I don't know where you live but try to contact nearest Toshiba authorized service provider.
They have access to Toshiba database and they can obtain all this for you. Make a call and ask for help. I am pretty sure they will help you to solve this BIOS issue.

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Hey guys,

I have a Toshiba Tecra S1 laptop made in 2004, I installed Ubuntu on it about 3 months back and it had bin working fine. today, I set the laptop down, and i got wierd lines across the screen about 1/4 the way from the top, then more lines showed up running up the sceen, everything was frozen so I force reboted the laptop. When I tried to turn it on I got beeping which I now know is the BIOS. the bees go, 1 short pause 1 long (pause three short pause 2 short one long) then what is in brackets just repeats over and over untill i force shut down. Its an old computer and repairs would shurly cost money I can't spend. Any ideas will be helpfull, Thanks

also, I put different RAM in it from another Toshiba laptop and no luck, even with both ram, differnt slots and anything I could think of.

Cam
 

A:Tecra S1 BIOS Beeping

It is probably as simple as replacing the drive. If you have the restore disk set, you can install any drive you choose to purchase. Then use an external enclosure to copy your files from the old drive to the new...
 

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Hi

I was wondering what's fixed in the new BIOS. Toshiba does not disclose any information about changes in updates (why? It's really a weird thing to do).

Does anybody know, what it does? It's the third update already, and still nothing.

A:Tecra S11 and BIOS update 2.20

Hi

It seems that such details about BIOS changes are not available on Toshiba European driver page.
I found some details about BIOS updates and improvements on Toshiba US driver page but Tecra S11 is not listed. Maybe because it was note released only in USA.

You could get in contact with a local ASP in order to get some information about changes in BIOS. Maybe the guys could provide some info? then you could share it with us?

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Hi.......
I have TECRA A3 Laptop I want to when my laptop shutdown so i do connect it laptop charger so my laptop automatic on without press power on button. now a days this feature add other companys in bios (Power option). it feature is use a veary simple when u will power wair in ur computer r laptop so u r computer automatic on without press power button.............

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Hi I have a old Tecra M2 PTM20 and need to update the Bios, have found the bios listed for the M2 downloaded it
but when I try to run the update I get the mesage that this computer is not supported

Regards

Message was edited by: nickj

A:Tecra M2 bios upgrade

Hi

I assume You are upgrading in Windows?
If so certain modules need to be in place before this upgrade.

If You're in WinXP, make sure You have Common Modules installed.
If You're in WinVista or Win7 make sure You have TVAP / Value added package installed.

Hope this helps.

BR
Tom

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hello again

i bought a tecra a11-153 from ebay which has a bios password
the shop i bought it from sales ex business laptops etc
i have proof of purchase but is there anyway of removing the password?
ive tried removing cmos battery etc
the laptop its self works but its frustrating not being able to enter bios!

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I bought a M5 from a local computer recycling company for my Granddaughter as her first laptop it was not a lot of money because it needed a hard drive and was password locked.

I was told by Toshiba to take it to a local PC World to get the Response Code but repairs are ?200 whatever the fault!!
As it is not faulty and only needs a code can anyone suggest a reasonable agent/person who may be able to help.

Thanks, John.

A:Tecra M5 is locked by BIOS

Hi

I cannot believe that deleting a BIOS password would cost ?200.
Also the HDD upgrade should not be really expensive.
However, I recommend asking an Toshiba authorized service provider to delete the BIOS password.
Only the authorized service partner can delete this.

Here you will find a database containing all ASPs worldwide.
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com -> Support & Downloads -> Find an Authorized Service Provider

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Hello,
I've got an old Tecra 740 cdt without disc drive and an empty hard disc.
I wonder how to access BIOS so I could change boot priority to boot from an bootable CD.
Browsing this forum I found some keystrokes like F2, F8 and so on but this didn't work for me.
Anyone can help ?

TIA

A:Tecra 740 cdt - how do I access BIOS ?

Did you try to press the ESC and then F1 immediately after powering the notebook?
As far as I know this should works on all notebooks with Toshiba BIOS

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I have a brand new Tacra M11-11L machine. I have set a password on the BIOS but cannot now access it at all. When I switch it on I get the Toshiba splash screen, i press the escape key and am presented with a little note saying "F2 for Setup". I press F2 and the screen goes blank, i get a underling cursor flash three times at the top of the screen and then it boots into windows. I need to change a setting that is not covered by HWSetup. I can get into HWSetup with my password but it is not use to me!

A:Re: Tecra M11 cannot access the BIOS

sorry, should have said that the BIOS has been upgraded to 2.90

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Hi,

I have a Tecra S11 With windows 7 enterprise 32bit installed. I want to make a backup image and installl Windows 7 enterprise 64 bit. However I cant figure out how to enter the BIOS to change the DVD drive to first boot device.

After 1 sec. of a Toshiba logo I'm requested a user pasword, after this it directly boots in the currently installed Windows 7.
esc, del, f1, f2, f10, f11, f12, tried them all, but no BIOS menu to be found. What is the trick?

gr,

A:Tecra S11 - How to enter the BIOS?

Hi

According the user manual you have to press F2 key to enter the BIOS setup but you must press the key before Toshiba logo appears.
Does it work?

Alternative you can change the boot order using "Toshiba HWsetup" tool that is preinstalled on your notebook.

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hi all,
im having trouble trying to get into the bios of my tecra 8100 so i can overclock it. does anyone know how to access it? ive tried DEL, F1, F2, and i can't get anything to come up at startup apart from 'Boot Selection'.
 

A:Bios in tecra 8100

Select restart im msdos from the shutdown menu.

Once your computer restarts type tsetup and press enter.

You will now see a list of all the setup options.

From what I understand there is no option to overclock on your computer.

Regards Howard
 

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Hello there,

so I've recently bought this Toshiba Tecra S11 on eBay and I've sucessfully installed Windows 10 on it but one day I noticed that my built in Webcam doesn't show up at all. So I asked google about it and it said the webcam could be disabled inside the BIOS. So I shut the Laptop down and tried to boot into BIOS but nothing happend, it just booted into Windows... I've tried F1, F2, F11, F12 and every possible combination and nothing worked. After more research on google I've read that if there is only set a supervisor password you need to boot while holding doen the INS Key - which I did but as you can guess it doesn't work. So to sum up I've never seen even a field to type in a BIOS protecting password!

So my question is how can I boot into my BIOS and is it possible to reset these Passwords?

Thanks

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Hi all, just joined this forum today in the hope of solving my problem, any help would be appreciated.
I recently bought a group of laptops for my business and amongst them is a Tecra A9, on booting there is just the word
"password" in the top left of the screen. As of yet there is no OS. I presume it requires a bios password, so my question is
does anyone know the best course of action to get this fixed?

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Dear members

I have the Tecra A10-IC5 (-ptsb0e-03d01ken), and have *windows 8* installed on it. It was my wish to update the bios to the latest version.

Accordingly I navigated to the Toshiba website, and, using the auto-detect tool that Toshiba provide, was directed to the drivers list for my model.

The list of drivers included bios update, and it was designated as "operating system independent".
Therefore I downloaded and unpacked the file, and launched the program.
(bios 2009110452403)

However as soon as I did this the program abruptly terminated with the message "this computer is not supported"

With that in mind I would like to request advice - could anyone please tell me what I must do to update bios

thanks you
Ian

A:Updating BIOS on Tecra A10-IC5

As I can see BIOS version 3.00WIN is available for your Tecra.
Do you want to install this version? You can install it on any OS except Win8.

If I?m remembering well Toshiba offers BIOS updates for Win8 and all available versions begin with version 6.0 and higher.

Is there some problem with your Tecra and some reason for BIOS update?

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I am the owner of Tecra 540.
Full details:
Tecra 540CDT/4.0 SYSTEM UNIT; Model No. Z7013615.

I have just downloaded the newest BIOS for that laptop (bios-20071126170622.zip)

Two files inside:
CHGBIOSA.EXE
BIOFCE7T.COM

Now I am looking for a way to flash BIOS. This machine does not have floppy drive but CD-ROM.
I was looking at Toshiba site where "how-to" for upgrading BIOS is described for any of Toshiba laptops but not my :(
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/faq.jsp?z=234&service=EU&from=faq_selection&CFID=B IOS&FID=TRO0000000b07

Can anyone please let me know what steps do I need to upgrade the newest BIOS ?

A:Tecra 540 - BIOS upgrade ?

Hi

On the Toshiba driver page in the Tecra 540 section you can find two BIOS packages.
The one package BIOS 8.00-TRAD contains an BIOS Tecra 540 exe file and some pdf documents which describes how to update the BIOS.

Furthermore the Toshiba FAQ document +?How do I update the BIOS on my Toshiba Notebook and where can I get the latest BIOS for my machine??+ provides a step by step instruction.

Please check the last point *?BIOS Upgrade Procedure 7?*

It says:
For all models except those listed in procedures (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6)
So if your model was not listed in the early procedures then you will have to use the last ?Procedure 7?

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Hello,
I have a problem with my Tecra M5 103
attach images to explain.
I've rewritten the bios several times but nothing changes.
What can be ?
Can someone help me ?

PS Sorry for my English
Gianni

A:Tecra M5 strange characters in the BIOS

SOLVED

I made Reflow GPU Nvidia with a Heat gun for 90 seconds approximately at 500 Celsius --- 932 Fahrenheit ,
turn on the hot air gun waiting 10 seconds to ensure that the outgoing air reaches the right temperature.
place the gun vertically with the nozzle towards the GPU moving the gun on the vertical axis,
positioning continuously and alternately in a foot and a inch from the GPU
Please search for Reflow GPU with google

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Having installed WXP over the original 2000 I have lost most of the utilities.
Have downloaded the new BIOS and utilities etc, but cannot install the BIOS as it demands to be loaded via floppy disk and pressing F12.

*I dont have a floppy on this machine. How can I load this bios via CD, memory stick or any other way?*

A:BIOS update on Tecra 8200

there is a list of methods of how to install new bios [here|http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/faq.jsp?service=EU&FID=TRO0000000b07]

Hope this helps!

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Hi,

I have a Toshiba Tecra S11 and I want to power on my laptop when I plug the power cable.
I don't find any features in my BIOS about auto power on, or something like that.

Moreover, is it possible to power on with a USB keyboard or usb infra red receiver ?

Thanks in advance for any suggestion

A:Tecra S11 - auto power on in BIOS

Hi

> I have a Toshiba Tecra S11 and I want to power on my laptop when I plug the power cable.
>I don't find any features in my BIOS about auto power on, or something like that.

I never heard about such feature and from my knowledge such option does not exists in the BIOS released for Toshiba notebooks.

In my case the BIOS contains an option like Wake Up on LAN or Wake up on Keyboard.
This allows the notebook to wake up from sleep mode by LAN or keyboard.

The option which you are looking for should be something like ?Power on USB? etc? but I doubt its part of the current BIOS

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Are there instructions to do BIOS update for my Tecra R940/Win7Pro/64bit?
Thanks
AB-Oz

A:How to do BIOS update on Tecra R940?

On Toshiba BIOS download page you can download WIN version. That means after BIOS download you must execute it under running Windows as every other application.
By the way: is there some reason for BIOS update? Have you noticed some troubles with your machine?

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I have a BIOS which is "solve" the High pitched noise problem about the i5 CPU.
But I have the latest BIOS and since then I cannot downgrade to the older BIOS that "solves" the problem.

*My question is how to downgrade BIOS?*
Because I will not send my Toshiba to RMA any more because they will not repair it!!!

My Tecra S11 went to RMA 2? and 2 different Toshiba authorized service partner for about 1 month. None of them repaired my laptop! Most annoying thing is that hungarian services are absolute useless!! I have a 2 year old issue with the CPU high pitched noise.

They did not replaced the faulty CPU, they replaced the motherboard!!! for no reason. OMG!
Be very careful when you buy Toshiba laptop in Hungary, and its not the Toshiba's fault but the authorized service partners!!

Please Toshiba do something!

A:How to downgrade BIOS on Tecra S11 - annoying CPU

Hi

Why are you thinking that CPU needs to be replaced?
I assume the technicians have ran some diagnosis tests which helps to detect faulty parts? I assume CPU was not affected but the real issue was the motherboard (because it has been replaced)?.

However, what?s your problem exactly?
Why you want to downgrade the BIOS?

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I have problems with updating the BIOS of my Tecra 9100. The current version is 1.5, and I want to update it to 1.6, so that the UJ-820 DVD-RAM will work.

I have tried to do with the windows tool within the Zip-File (error message: User does not have administrator privileges), and with bootdisk (error message: unknown chipset).

What can I do next?

A:Re: Cannot update BIOS from 1.5 to 1.6 on Tecra T 9100

Hello

You are right. On Toshiba support page there is 1.60 update available for old Tecra 9100. As I can see just one option is available ? WIN option. That means you must do it under running Windows. So the option with bootdisk cannot be done at all.

Start your Windows, download update (910078v160.exe) and extract it to the desktop. Close all running applications and execute exe file. That?s it!

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Hi,

I have had a laptop handed to me from a staff member, after they left I realised that they had put a BIOS password on so that it will not even boot without the password. They have now left the company and on there last day could not remember what the password was.

As far as I am aware there is no way for me to reset it and that it is a Toshiba task. Could someone confirm if this is correct and if so what number etc I would call to do this.

Unfortunately I have been told by the powers that be not to spend much time or money on this due to the laptops age, but I feel I can't just dump this otherwise fully working laptop.

Many Thanks,

Tim

A:Tecra A9 BIOS Password question

Hello Tim

If there is no way to contact this people and ask for password you should contact nearest Toshiba service provider and ask for help. They can remove BIOS password.

Check please http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/generic/ASP_SUPPORT/
There you can find addresses and phone numbers.

Good luck.

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I have a Toshiba Tecra M11-11M which has been password locked. I have stripped the notebook and removed the BIOS battery for 10 min but the password still remains ie on the screen it still reads PASSWORD- ****.

There is no way to enter the BIOS via any key combination.
There are no markings or letters on the motherboard whatsoever ie: C35-C36 or J12-J13 to short out which would in most cases remove the password and allow access to the BIOS.

Any techies out there with any ideas would be much appreciated.
Some people asking for help with a bios password are not thieves but just forgetful fools.

A:BIOS password removal on Tecra M11-11M

As far as I know Toshiba uses several methods for BIOS password removal. On business machines like Tecra or Portege the method is not the same as on Satellite models.
BIOS battery removal maybe works on desktops but not on mobile machines.

Mobile machines must have better protection due to fact that can be pretty easy stolen and it is very important to prevent fraudulent use.
> Some people asking for help with a bios password are not thieves but just forgetful fools.
That?s correct but you cannot expect that BIOS password removal method will be described on public forum. Contact nearest Toshiba service provider and they will do this for you. All you must do is to show valid bill and prove that you are real owner of this Tecra machine.

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My laptop Toshiba Tecra A9 have a problem with the BIOS password and I was wondering if you could provide me the password since I can not access anything without it

A:BIOS password issue on Tecra A9

BIOS password is very important security feature and such issues cannot be clarified on public forum.
All problems with BIOS password must be clarified with Toshiba service provider.
If your notebook is blocked by password and you cannot access it please contact nearest Toshiba service and they can remove it for you.

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My Hard Disk in Tecra S11 died, and I have purchased a new SSD.
Everything work OK, but I can not update BIOS any more. Update utility show an error:

Error: Preparing to update was failed.
You have not given permission to execute the update.

What to do? Please help.

A:Tecra S11 - After HDD replacement I can't update BIOS

> Error: Preparing to update was failed.
> You have not given permission to execute the update.

Do you have Admin rights?
Sounds like the issue could be related to missing privileges which are needed to run a update.

You could enable the admin account following these steps:
Choose command prompt (the black box cmd)
In the box type net user administrator /active:yes
Then log out. Usually an additional user account should be visible ?Administrator?.

Now log in using this account and try to execute the BIOS update.

Note: in many cases the VAP (value added package) is needed to run the update BIOS.
Be sure also, that package has been unzipped correctly before running the exe file.

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Hello,

I have a problem, when i acquire the computer put a user password in bios, and i dont remember her. I do autentication by pass the finger in scan. Now i want upgrade the OS to win7 and do a fresh instalation, not a upgrade.
The authentication via scan will be maintained or will be lost, when do the upgrade of OS?

Thank's

Carlos

A:Tecra S5 - Question about BIOS Password

Hi Carlos

When you make clean OS installation, everything will be deleted so my opinion is that you should delete all passwords before you start clean OS installation.
?unlock? your notebook, install and configure OS and when job is done ?lock? the notebook using passwords.

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Hello. Apparently, a BIOS reflash doesn't solve all of your problems.
When I tried to reflash the BIOS to repair the laptop, it had a BIOS
write error. Now, when I start the laptop, it says something about
needing a Toshiba Maintenance disk from a Toshiba serviceman. My
question is, where can I find that disk on the internet? Is there a
way that I can attempt the BIOS reflash again? I have reattempted it,
but whenever I do another attempt, sometimes it just sits there for
minutes and minutes without showing any progress.
 

A:Tecra 8100 BIOS Damage

If it had a write error, then it could be the ROM chip or some other circuitry on the mobo that is bad.

What were you trying to "repair"? Maybe the mobo is toast?
 

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Hello,

Could you provide me an update for the BIOS of my Tecra A8-133 (PTA83E-0E403NS4) laptop ?

I have installed Windows 8 Pro but i can't access my BIOS anymore. Each time i try to press F2 i have acces to the 5 options down on my screen but when i choose one and press Enter nothing happens, it just take me on Windows 8 !

Please help me =)

edit : i run a 64-bits Windows 8

A:Need BIOS update Tecra A8-133 Win8

BIOS updates for all supported notebooks you can find on http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/download_bios.jsp

By the way, perform complete shutdown and then try to enter BIOS settings.
Check please http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB2B03EY0002R01.htm

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Hi,

I have a Tecra A3x which died before Christmas. I purchased a replacement motherboard from eBay. I have fitted the mother board and the unit powers up fine but stop at a password screen that is plain black. I have tried to look for a way to wipe the BIOS and have taken the CMOS battery off for about 10 mins. I have read that most laptops have a jumper built in too fix this. I have looked under the usual places - memory modules etc. I can?t find this anywhere.

Any help would be very welcomed.

Thanks
John

A:Tecra A3X - how to remove BIOS Password?

Hello John

As you probably know BIOS password is very important security feature and BIOS password removal cannot be described on manufacturer?s public forum. It is a kind of ?top secret? information.
It is not logic to do this, right?

Every stolen Tecra A3X with BIOS password could be ?unlocked?.
In my opinion you should contact person who sold you this mainboard and ask for password. If he cannot help, send it back. Was this info in product description on his ebay offer?

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Hi,

I have my Tecra A8 PTA83E-0FJ05DJK laptop, and I want to update its BIOS, but in TOSHIBA's BIOS update webpage there are no updates for my laptop.

How do I do?

A:Cannot find BIOS Update for my Tecra A8

BIOS update for your older Tecra notebook you can find on BIOS download page - http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/download_bios.jsp
Of course you can find it if you choose option ARCHIVE.

By the way: if there is no some problem with your machine I think you should not change anything.
Don't change well working machine.

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

1. What is the driver required for the webcam?

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

My laptop specification

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

3GB RAM

Windows 10 pro 64Bit

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

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

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Hey guys,

my Tecra M5 got a BIOS Passwort from one day to the other, I have never told him to do so.

All my passwords won't work, so how can I reset the password?

Please help me :)

A:Tecra M5 - how to remove Bios Password?

I never heard that BIOS password can be enabled alone so I?m really wondering how it can happen on your Tecra M5.

You must understand that BIOS password is very important security protection and we cannot discuss in public forum about this.
BIOS removal procedure is not always the same and Tecra, as business notebook model, has pretty complicated BIOS removal procedure and it can be done by Toshiba service provider only.

Sorry.

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Hello
I have following Toshiba Tecra model :
Toshiba Tecra M11-15W
Part/Model No. : PTME0E-03J02SEP

Problem is that i did not use this notebook for some time and forgot Bios password i set. Now i need to re-install windows (its corrupted) but i cannot make my notebook to boot from USB or from DVD. To access that menu i need my Bios password.
Is there any way i can flash it or reset or something like that ? I tried everything already, i even wanted to get inside my laptop to find that Bios battery and remove it, but i am affraid that i will break something...
i can remove the HDD and install windows on another PC and continue install on the notebook , but still i need that password reset...
Thanks in advance !!

A:Tecra M11 - BIOS Password recovery

Few days ago one guy asked the same question on this forum. Asyou probably know BIOS passeord is very important security feature and it can be recovered or canceled by authorized personal only. With other words nearest Toshiba service provider can do it for you.

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Greetings,

It was recently purchased two secondhand laptops Toshiba ?Tecra A8?with serial numbers Y6091612H and Y6091296H. Both were passworded (there is no opportunity even to go into the BIOS). On the Internet I found the information that it may reset the password using the response code.

Is it possible to get the response code?

A:Re: Removing BIOS password on Tecra A8

This code can get authorized service provider only. You as private person will not be able to get it somehow.
Contact nearest Toshiba service provider in your country and explain the situation. They can help you and remove BIOS password.

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Tecra S11 BSOD after trying to install BIOS v3.1

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

C/windows/minidump folder is empty.

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

Hi

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

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

Furthermore I found this info regarding the BIOS update:

+Caution !+

+Please close all applications before executing the update.+

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

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I've downloaded the file from the Toshiba website, and now have P003Fv370.exe. Running that just comes up with "BIOS update is not supported OS, Unsupported OS or service pack is installed". I was under the impression it was OS independent? Please help, I need to update it to stop it crashing and blue-screening me every half an hour. I've already installed the value added package.

I have a Toshiba Tecra M5 PTM51E
Running Windows 7 Enterprise
Current installed BIOS is version 1.70

I also read somewhere about installing it with a USB, If someone could help with that I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

Message was edited by: Suppression
Just tried it again and it says "Could not create "C:\TOSHBIOS.UPD" folder!" I have no idea what's going on anymore.

A:Problem updating Tecra M5 BIOS

Hi

The P003Fv370.exe is a package.
Click right on this package and choose unzip here.
Now you should see other files inside this .exe package.

From my knowledge there should be a file which starts the BIOS update.

If it will not work, I guess you need the Toshiba original preinstalled system to update the BIOS.
At the other hand I don?t think that BSOD appears due to old BIOS version.
I guess update will not solve the problem.

Possibly the BSOD appears due to some critical software issue or hardware problems? so would be really interesting to know if the same happens using Toshiba preinstalled system

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Hey , guys. I recently did a BIOS update on a Toshiba Tecra 8100 Laptop running Windows 2000. After the update, while the system appeared to be working normally, the screen won't show up. I tried connecting the laptop to an external monitor, but nothing happened. Is there anything I can do?
 

A:Toshiba Tecra 8100 Bios Update

Did you press [Fn] then one of the functions keys [F8] or the one with the picture or words that say CRT/LCD. I own the Tecra 8000 this is the only way it's going to switch screens from the LCD Panel to CRT. Also how did you update the BIOS through DOS right? If you lost the LCD Panel or when you reboot the Laptops and don't see the words Toshiba or is it just blank screen. Does any of th lights light up for power, HD and battery?
 

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Hi there

I have upgraded the BIOS of my Toshiba Tecra M11-107 and everything works fine except one thing. It doens?t appear the TOSHIBA logo from the BIOS anymore. I just can enter the BIOS pressing power+F2 but I would like to enter like before the upgrade pressing just F2.

Searching in the web I found that it is like a fast boot mode but this option doesn?t appear in my BIOS. I haven?t changed anything, it is like it has changed to the fast boot mode with te upgrade.

Moreover I have upgraded the BIOS because I bought 2 RAM modules of 4 GB Kingston DDR3 CL9 1333 Mhz that doesn?t work fine, with then my laptot just restart windows 10 again and again. I thought that upgrading the BIOS they could work but it happens the same. Do you Know if it can be a problem of the new RAM frequency? I think that the chipset just support 1066 MHz. Can you recommend me a RAM compatible with the lapton?

This are the modules I have tried https://tiendas.mediamarkt.es/p/memo...--srx8-1202896

Thaks a lot

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My battery is not seen by my Tecra M5 but still charges and powers the laptop, I have found info that sugests a BIOS upgrade could help but the update software gives me an error message "[Error] The AC adapter is not connected, or battery power is not enough." How can i update the BIOS by bypassing the software safety feature ? I was told on another forum that running the BIOS update .exe with /forceit from the CMD window which didn't work. Can anyone help please.

A:Updating the BIOS on a Tecra M5 - 386 when the battery is not recogised.

If the system was able to detect the battery months ago then a BIOS update probably won't help.

How old is the battery? Maybe it needs replacing. Lithium batteries only last 2 or 3 years.

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Hi,

I've installed the latest BIOS into my TECRA S11-U10 and now my 'HID' device won't load - i.e. my USB dongled wireless mouse. I now have to remove dongle and re-insert before the TECRA will see the mouse.
Annoying, just about usable, but it is a PITA and I'm conscious of always 'making/breaking' the USB connection.

Must be something to do with BIOS and seeing HID devices on 'StartUp'?
Lastly, I have enabled Legacy USB device support in BIOS, but still no joy. Also, have tested mouse on other laptops - works fine on StartUp, so NOT the mouse.

Any suggestions, folks? Thanks....

A:Tecra S11 with BIOS 3.50 - USB mouse is not recognized on start-up

Hi

Disconnect your USB mouse and go to device manager.
Then delete all USB hubs and USB controllers from the device manager list.
Then reboot the notebook.
Wait until all USB ports have been recognized and installed again.
Then connect the USB mouse and check how it works.

You should also test different USB ports available on this notebook.

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I updated the BIOS through Windows and my Tecra A6-EZ6311 asked to reboot, but not restarted, the LEDs light up but the screen stays black.

I downloaded the BIOS and recorded a bootable cd and started the notebook holding FUN + N keys, it speeds up the coller lights and other lights on the keyboard but nothing happens and I've done the same with pendrive but not flashing lights pendrive. I wonder if I still have a chance to save my notebook and how to proceed.

The USB ports do not flash the stick, as upload the bios in pendrive? Computer turns on but the screen stays black, if you press the keys Fun + B connects the notebook with accelerated fan and other luzez acessas on the keyboard, as if waiting for the upload the bios. But where do I upload this is not flashing lights in pendrive and writing ISO Bios in the CD drive spins the cd a few times and then nothing happens and I left for half an hour and not resolved.

Thank you very much.

A:Tecra A6-EZ6311 - Win BIOS update without success

Hi

I found your notebook on the Toshiba US support page:
http://support.toshiba.com/support/modelHome?freeText=1364534
There I could find also the compatible BIOS version.

I downloaded the BIOS package (it was exe file). But I could unzipped this package by clicking right and choosing ?unzip here?.
Within the BIOS folder I found readme.txt file. There you can find the instruction how the BIOS update work.
Also there was a notice that BIOS KeyInstallation Method, can sometimes be used to recover from the failure. If it does not, you'll need to contact Toshiba Authorized Service Provider (ASP) in order to fix it :(

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I have a Tecra 9000 with a broken BIOS.

I looked up the BIOS upgrade FAQ [1] and searched the forum (found [2]). However, I have no Windows installation and at least my Toshiba Tecra 9000 does not have a floppy drive, so I cannot follow the procedure described there.

My BIOS update can be found for the notebook with serial number 32222375G: http://de.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/jsp/supportMyProduct.do?service=DE&userAction=SMP_RESU LTS_PAGE&partNumber=PT900E-08YZG-GR&serialNumber=32222375G&USER_ACTION=Serial%20num ber

So what should I do?

BTW: I have real trouble posting on this forum. I cannot post the exact BIOS error message because the forum software claims I used profanity. The relevant part is contained in the subject line of the thread.

[1] [http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/faq.jsp?FID=TRO0000000b07|http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/faq.jsp?FID=TRO0000000b07]
[2] [http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=46581&tstart=0|http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=46581&tstart=0]

A:Tecra 9000 - BIOS block 1 damaged

hi uAyjYdKT,

download a diskette version of the bios called "trad".
- can you still boot your machine?
- can you install anything to harddisk?

if both answers were yes then do the following:
- do a dos installation on your harddisk (this can be done on another machine)
- decompress/unzip the bios diskette do a hdd
- insert hdd in your machine and run bios update

if the answers were no: see a servicepartner to have it done

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Hello, I hope I'm posting my thread in the correct part of Your forum...

My question is - is there anything I could do if I forgot my BIOS password for the Toshiba Tecra t9100 LapTop?
Model no: pt910e-0049g-dk

Thanks in advance for Your swift reply

A:Tecra 9100 -I forgot my BIOS password - what can I do?

Hello

Unfortunately you cannot do anything and you need help from Toshiba service provider. They can delete old password.

Check please - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB4600PR000JR01.htm

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Hello and thanks for reading.

I recently switched my Tecra M10 to Windows 7 (from XP) and it soon developed the dreaded "stuck CTRL key" issue. This causes the keyboard to behave as if the CTRL key is permanently depressed. Sometimes hitting a combination of keys, or bringing up the onscreen keyboard, temporarily solves the issue, but then it returns.

It seems to be an issue many people have, with no simple solution. I've looked at every thread about it I can find, and tried many things to do with drivers etc. without any success.

So firstly, if anyone knows a remedy that works for this particular machine, I would be very grateful to learn it!

Then, there are two things I've not yet done: update BIOS and disable pinch zoom.

I was looking at the following BIOS update:

http://www.toshiba-asia.com/sg/support/drivers/details/25244

... which is version 3.00 and seems to be most recent. My own version is 1.90.

However version 3.00 is labelled "For PTMB0* ONLY". I don't know what this means or whether it applies to me. Can anyone help? Should I install this BIOS?

For the pinch zoom, I've been told that disabling it does sometimes cure the CTRL problem -- but I can't find any pinch zoom facility on the M10. I suspect it simply doesn't have one. Is that right?

Many thanks for any help you can give.

A:Tecra M10 - Stuck CTRL key issue -- perhaps to do with BIOS?

Hi

> I was looking at the following BIOS update?. which is version 3.00 and seems to be most recent. My own version is 1.90.

There are different Tecra M10 models on the market.
Check the labels at the bottom of the unit. There you should find some numbers like for example PTMB0E-01K00LGR

The first 6 characters are important: for example PTMB0E

I assume your notebook belongs to European series.
In such case you should check the Toshiba EU driver page for possible BIOS update.
http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp

However, on Toshiba EU driver page you will find also the BIOS v3.0 for all European Tecra M10 units.

Anyway, back to the CTRL button issue: guess what, you should connect an external USB keyboard and should check how the CTRL button acts.
In case the USB keyboard would work properly, the CTRL button of internal keyboard is affected and you will need to replace the internal keyboard.

PS: it could be possible that the option "sticky keys" has been enabled. To disable this function, you have to press SHIFT button 5 times in the row.

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Recently been given an M10-10I to reinstall the OS. WinXP wont install at all so am trying to update the BIOS as it seems quite old (V1.5). Latest (and only available) version for this machine appears to be V3.0. Download and attempt to run the file "P0065V300" and get the message:

TOSHIBA BIOS Package Ver.3.3.0
This computer is not supported

What can I do? Its supposed to be for this model!

Also would prefer a boot disk version but hey I can use a Windows version assuming it will run on Win7.

A:Tecra M10 - BIOS update says "This computer is not supported"

Hi

Tecra M10-10I belongs to the PTMB1E series and according to the Toshiba EU driver page, the BIOS v3.00-WIN is the latest BIOS version which is available for this model.

The BIOS update requires some additional Toshiba tools like VAP (value added package for Win 7)

If this driver isn?t installed, the BIOS update would not work.

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