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How to install XP Pro drivers from USB (no floppy)

I'm trying to install XP Pro SP2 on a laptop but it says the drive is not detected (it's SATA). How can I install the SATA drivers without a floppy disk? Ideally I would like to use a USB drive. The ...
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Keyboard and mouse only work on 1st, 3rd, 5th etc startup. Most bizzare situation I've ever seen

On a brand new installation of win 7 x64, the system fails to recognize mouse and keyboard after every second boot up. This is very odd. I am thinking that something has to do with bios or something. ...
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Toshiba Qosmio and UEFI [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to know if my BIOS supports UEFI? I have a Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q888 and I was wondering if there was a way to have UEFI installed on it?
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Tecra A10 BIOS Supervisor User

I've set a supervisor password on a Tecra A10 laptop, but now I can't choose the boot device or enter the BIOS as supervisor. I do know the supervisor password however I don't get the prompt to enter ...
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I cannot enter text into the “search programs and files” box on the start menu

I've just gotten a new computer with Windows 7 (same as the last computer - I'm generally familiar with it). Since I've gotten it, I have only rarely been able to type into the search box on the start ...
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Laptop Hard Disk Problem (Not Detecting)

I have a problem with my Acer Aspire One D255. It fell off like from 1 feet above ground 2 days. Since then the hard disk is not being detected in the BIOS. I opened the netbook and removed it and re ...
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Can Windows 7 be installed on a Toshiba Netbook that says “Designed for Windows XP”?

My friend bought a Toshiba netbook more than an year ago. The netbook came with an XP install on single partition. It also has a tag/sticker saying "Designed for Windows XP". The machine has a 1 GB ...
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Extended Desktop causes Intel Graphics control panel to crash on Toshiba Portege R500-S5008X

I am using a Toshiba Portege R500-S5008X with Windows XP SP3 and a Mobile Intel 945 Express Chipset graphics accelerator, running driver 6.14.10.4926. I can use an external monitor or Dual Display ...
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Windows 7 Recovery

One day my computer was working fine and the next it won't boot properly. System Specs: Toshiba Satellite T235D-S1345RD (Laptop), Windows 7 x64, BIOS 1.7, 4GB RAM I have gotten the computer booted ...
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High pitched whine when laptop plugged in

My relatively new Toshiba Portege r705 laptop (running Linux) has started making a high-pitched whine when plugged in. The sound is usually only noticeable when the laptop is in use and the battery is ...
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Toshiba Laptop Battery Charger [closed]

I have a Toshiba laptop (Satellite M115S3114). The charger details are as below - Model - SADP75PB A Input - 100-240V ~ 1.5A 50-60Hz Output - 15V---- 5A This charger has now become faulty. And, ...
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Toshiba External HDD Drive not recognized on windows 7

I have a Toshiba STOR.E ART, 3.5" and a Dell XPS l702x. Now the problem is I just got the laptop and now my HDD doesn't get recognized on the machine. All my USB drivers are correctly installed and ...
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I have a Toshiba Satellite ES5018 in which the battery meter disappeared

Have Toshiba Satellite ES5018 on which the battery meter disappeared and I can't figure out how to get it back on
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How do I use my 'volume control' buttons which are located on the same buttons as the 4 and 5? I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop/notebook

Yeah, just wondering how to use the volume control, I've tried holding down the shift button but that just gives me the dollar sign or the percentage sign, I'm not sure what else to do... Please ...
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Toshiba Portege M400 screen rotation not working under Windows 7 x64

I have installed Windows 7 on my Toshiba Portege M400. This in itself was relatively tricky.* However, the button utilities aren't quite working for me. One of the buttons tries to launch the ...
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Upgrade caused webcam to malfunction

I have a 3 year old Toshiba Satellite A305-S6857 an it came pre-installed with Windows Vista. (Quite the bummer I know). However through school I was able to upgrade my OS to Windows 7. In the process ...
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Computer failed to restore itself to factory condition; now won't do anything

I recently tried to restore my computer to factory condition because it was freezing up periodically and after waiting for about an hour or two for it to "finish", I'm informed that it failed. It then ...
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Brand new Toshiba Satellite freezes faster than a 98 in a glacier

I just got a brand spankin' new Toshiba Satellite L675 a few days ago after my defective dv9K got the inevitable BSOD that would've costed more to fix than this cheap computer I bought; although I see ...
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How do I detect bogus security alerts?

I've got a laptop from Toshiba, that came with or acquired a PC checker called "Toshiba laptop checker" or something like that. I also run MS Security Essentials on it. MSSE scans reveal no threats ...
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Laptop will not properly go to sleep or wake up from sleep mode

I have a Toshiba A505 laptop with Windows 7 SP1 and Nvidia Geforce 310M with driver version 266.58. The issue I am having is that the laptop doesn't always properly go to sleep or properly wake from ...
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Ubuntu: ALERT! /dev/mapper/localhost-root does not exist. Dropping to a shell!

I'm currently using Ubuntu Maverick, and whenever I try to use a kernel newer than 2.6.32-21, I get this message: ALERT! /dev/mapper/localhost-root does not exist. Dropping to a shell! Does ...
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How do I know what hard drives I can buy to upgrade my laptop

So here's the deal: It so happens that I need to reformat my computer (Toshiba Satellite L305), to install windows and then install ubuntu. I figure I should also upgrade my hard drive, since 160GBs ...
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Can I update my Toshiba laptop graphics drivers?

My Toshiba laptop (a Satellite A300) came installed with version 8.48 of the ATI Display Drivers (M82XT, M86). It has a ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 video card. I tried downloading the latest ...
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How can I repair a Windows 7 bootloader without a Windows 7 disk?

My boss's laptop is unable to boot. He told me it had hard crashed so he removed the battery. After inserting the battery again and turning on the machine it gets past POST ("The Toshiba Screen") but ...
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Where can I find drivers for my new Toshiba L665 laptop?

I just bought a Toshiba L665 laptop and I can't find the drivers anywhere online. Where can I find the toshiba driver repo and find what I need for this specific model?
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Bypass BIOS password set by faulty Toshiba firmware on Satellite A55-S1065 laptop?

I want to rescue this 7 year old laptop that has been crippled by a glitch in its BIOS: 'A "Password =" prompt may be displayed when the computer is turned on, even though no power-on password has ...
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weird problem with toshibA A665… keyboArd is crAzy.. help

I just got a brand new Toshiba Satellite A665 There are two weird problems My left-shift key types the letter A And my letter A key is always in caps. I can actually type an A by hitting capslock ...
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AC power on my laptop freezes

AC power on my laptop Toshiba satellite freezes and I have to forcibly off it by computer power button. and to start it on battery power now, Windows Vista will recommended start with repair option. ...
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notebook heating up

I have a toshiba m70-113 satellite pro laptop... its been five years since ive been using it.. you can see its specs here... Its still does the job very well... the only prob is that it is getting ...
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Equalizer for Toshiba Satellite Pro Laptop (Windows 7) (has Realtek sound)

I've been trying to find a way to have a real equalizer for my Toshiba Satellite Pro Laptop. I don't know much about computers but the guys in the store seem to know less than I do! From what I've ...
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Software for making Toshiba Qosmio Function & multimedia buttons work

I've just had to do a fresh installation of Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on my Toshiba Qosmio F60 and I've lost the functionality of the multimedia buttons (Wifi, play/pause, mute, etc) and all the Fn ...
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lightweight OS for very old laptop

Just got a very old ~10 year used, Toshiba Satellite. I was wondering (since I really do not like Windows ME) if anyone had some VERY lightweight OS's I could take a look at. Damn Small Linux isn't ...
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Are there built-in microphones on Toshiba dynabook satellite J50? Do I have to use external microphones?

If there is built-in microphone on Toshiba dynabook satellite j50, where is it?
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How to turn up the volume of a laptop manually on the body of the machine? [closed]

Where is the tuning knob on the machine?
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Laptop burned after heavy OpenGL usage. Is there hope?

After programming for OpenGL and a 'slow OS' case for a couple of minutes the screen went blank. I shut it down with forcing it with the shutdown key and now there's no led at all with battery or AC, ...
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Something is wrong with the keyboard of Toshiba dynabook satellite J50

I have Toshiba dynabook satellite J50 laptop. It seems that something is wrong with the keyboard. For example, When I press the ~ key, = comes out. But the = is on another key which ...
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Remove Toshiba laptop BIOS password? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Bypass BIOS password set by faulty Toshiba firmware on Satellite A55-S1065 laptop? i have a Toshiba Satellite l500 laptop, when I power it on, it shows a black screen ...
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What exactly is a PCI-ISA card?

So I got my brand new laptop in for repair, the second time already. They first replaced the system board and returned it to me... Still not working... Now it's been brought in for a second time and ...
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Vista Connecting to Airport Extreme via wifi - Local Only

I have a Toshiba L355D-S7815 laptop. I also have a Dell Latitude E6400. The Toshiba is running Windows Vista Home Edition and has all current patches applied. The Dell is running Windows 7 ...
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What information should I save from an inherited laptop before reformatting?

I inherited a Toshiba Portege R500-S5008X from my supervisor and would like to reformat it and reinstall Windows XP before starting to use it. I eventually found Toshiba's support pages that list ...
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Toshiba Fan Runs on High Even when Cool

I bought a Toshiba Satellite L650 earlier this week, and have begun running into problems with it. The fan runs perfectly when I first turn on the computer, and once I start doing something ...
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Want to clear my BIOS password on Toshiba Portege M200

First: I know my BIOS password - but there is no option to remove it in the BIOS (or I don't see it) I can enter the BIOS (v1.40, the newest 1,80 had some problems with upscaling my processor), it ...
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Strange WLAN adapter behaviour; sometimes not detected

I just got myself a brand new Toshiba Satellite L670-187 17,3" notebook. On first boot it worked fine and I could just connect to my wireless network immediately. However, when the notebook has been ...
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Running Ubuntu on Toshiba L630

After suffering with the following error while trying to install Ubuntu onto my Toshiba L630 (kernel_thread_helper+0x0 0x10). I bypassed the error and managed to install the OS by going going into the ...
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IS it safe to use a 10.8v battery on a laptop that normally uses a 14v battery?

My friend just bought a a 10.8v battery for her toshiba satellite that previously used a 14v battery I just need to know if there will be any problems if she uses her new battery.
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Toshiba Satellite 310CDS: adding RAM

I was thinking of upgrading my legacy notebook with some RAM. This is a Toshiba Satellite 310CDS, and I'd like to put the maximum possible RAM module into it, to max-out the ram in that machine. I ...
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No sound on my Toshiba Satellite. Was working this morning

I have a Toshiba Satellite A305 and the sound suddenly stopped working. I've checked on sound volume and it's up to max. I've also checked devices and it says it should be working fine. Sound was ...
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How to get Vista Installer from a Toshiba laptop

I have a Toshiba laptop that came with Vista. It runs much better with Ubuntu and I never want to go back. I was so dead set that I removed the Vista partition. Now I need some applications that ...
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Toshiba A205-5804 freezes when plugged in

Well I have a Toshiba A205-5804 and the problem is that the screen freezes anytime I plug the pc into the external power supply, not as most of the computers having the same issue, my computer DOES ...
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Toshiba A200 laptop running Ubuntu hangs/freezes when plugged in

My Toshiba laptop worked perfectly for three months or so in Ubuntu recovery mode but now it hangs/freezes every hour and when it's plugged in. I spend eight hours a day on an average on my laptop. I ...