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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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Laptop touchpad works incorrect when on power supply

My original laptop adapter broke down, so I've bought a new one. It's a no-brand adapter from a dutch internet shop. The power of the new adapter is slightly more than the old adapter, but in my ...
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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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Can a faulty battery cause a laptop to crash?

After replacing a blown out motherboard, my Toshiba Satellite C600 is still malfunctioning lately: BSODs. Distorted graphics, and freezes. Sudden shutdowns. After removing the battery and doing a ...
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Laptop turns on then off after 9secs

I've a laptop here that when turned on powers off after about 9 secs (before video is initialized). I was thinking it was overheating BUT this is what's really odd: if I hold down a key on the ...
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How can I install Microsoft Bluetooth Stack on my laptop

The toshiba bluetooth stack is giving me a hard time to manage and I want to switch to Microsoft's. My netbook uses Microsoft's and I am fine with it. How can I install it on my laptop. I followed ...
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Re-Calibrate Toshiba battery meter with Windows 7

I have a Toshiba U300 laptop. Back in the olden days (circa-2000) you could re-calibrate the battery meter from the BIOS when your battery was no longer reading accurately. My battery was shot, so I ...
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What limits my laptop on upgrading RAM at 8GB?

I have a Toshiba Portege M780-S7240. It's an i7, 64-bit and currently has 4GB RAM. I'd like to upgrade to 16GB. (If it matters, I'm running 64-bit Ubuntu.) I checked with a RAM vendor who said it ...
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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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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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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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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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Toshiba Satellite A105-S4374 Hard Disk Failing

What do I need to get to replace my failing drive on my Toshiba Satellite A105 Laptop (approximately 3 years old)?
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How to use my computer as a Headset device for my phone with Bluetooth?

I want to extract the audio from my phone (the analog TV and FM/AM receiver mainly) and play it through my computer speakers. There is a headphone jack but it is of non-standard size (probably a ...
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Upgrading RAM on Ubuntu 12.04 caused major hardware failure

This is first time I am trying to upgrade the RAM on my Toshiba Satellite L650 Laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 64 Bit version. After a little research about upgrading RAM I ordered a Kingston DDR3 module ...
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Laptop GAINS time, why?

I have a Toshiba satellite P25-S607 laptop, which works fine in general, but has one issue where the clock runs fast. For example, after running for a day or two, the clock will be ahead 2 hours or ...
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Which RAM is faster (or, is Crucial's Memory Advisor giving non-optimal advice)?

In general, if a PC's motherboard is only specified for RAM up to a given core speed x, will that PC be faster with: RAM of latency y capable of running at a maximum core speed >x or RAM of ...
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Toshiba Satellite Touchpad not working correctly in Windows 7

I have a P305-S882 Satellite laptop that I have installed Windows 7 on. I went to the web site and downloaded the drivers available for Windows 7 but It still does not work correctly. The left ...
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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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How do I delete the “HDDRecovery” folder on a Toshiba Laptop (Windows 7)?

I have a problem with a recovery folder called HDDRecovery on my D: drive, which is an NTFS primary partition (start partition is C:). The OS is Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, German. The logged-in ...
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Reinstall Preinstalled Windows 7 on a Toshiba Laptop

I'm having problems with a Toshiba Satellite L745 which came preinstalled with Windows 7 (According to the product key label on the bottom Home Premium QA). Basically it is freezing whenever updates ...
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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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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 ...
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pre-installed operating system re-installation

I bought a Toshiba laptop i7 with windows 8. unfortunately I format the hard disk. how I install the windows 8 original? which one was in my system. where can I download the pre installed windows ...
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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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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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Flashing cursor with new laptop battery

I recently purchased a new, non-Toshiba battery for my Toshiba M700 tablet/laptop. The battery fits fine and the tablet detects and charges it, but when I try to boot up all I get is the Toshiba logo ...
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Boot Toshiba Portege M200 with no CD drive

This has no CD drive and I would like to boot to Acronis to reload from an image that I created. I don't know how else to get the OS and all the drivers loaded. It doesn't seem to have the Toshiba ...
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Extracting Drivers from Disc

Soooo.. I clean-installed windows 7 ultimate on my Toshiba Satellite A130-ST1311 (old, I know). And it came with a recovery disk to reinstall windows vista. It has all the drivers I need, but I don't ...
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Windows-7 laptop formatting and re-installation

My Toshiba laptop came preinstalled Windows-7 (64 bit) version purchased in July 2010. No setup disk came with the laptop, but there is a "Toshiba recovery media creator" utility. Now, I want to ...
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Will upgrading my laptop's wireless card make it support 802.11n?

I have a Toshiba Satellite P205-S7402 laptop, and it supports 802.11b and g at present. I want to use 802.11n as well - can I just swap out the wireless card with a new PCI card?
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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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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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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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bootmgr is missing on Toshiba laptop with Windows 7

I have a Toshiba laptop with Windows 7 on it. As soon as I turn my computer on it says bootmgr is missing The only thing I can get into is the setup menu. Does anyone know what might be wrong? ...
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Why don't my “FN + Volume up/down” keys work?

I have a Toshiba laptop with Windows Vista. I turned on my computer once and it had a little red 'X' on the volume speaker. I reinstalled the driver (I'm not sure if I did that right though), and now ...
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Toshiba Satellite C655-S5132 laptop fails to boot on first few attempts

I have a Toshiba Satellite C655-S5132 laptop (Windows 7). If I leave it alone for a while and then try to boot it, it fails. The fan turns on and then gradually winds down to a stop. The display ...
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Why is my Toshiba Satellite L675D laptop not connecting to my HD TV using an HDMI cord?

I'm having a problem connecting my Toshiba Satellite L675 laptop to my Samsung HD TV. I've done it before using an HDMI cord but now, for some odd reason, it's not connecting at all. My computer ...
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Scanning through the Network

Our office uses a Toshiba estudio2830c to scan to the network and to send and receive faxes. Most days the scanning works correctly however there are some days when it takes almost hours for a staff ...
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New RAM in Toshiba Portege R700 causes boot problems

I've installed 2x 4GB sticks of memory (DDR3 10666CL9) in my Toshiba Portege R700 (PT314U) and am having boot problems, which are resolved when I switch back to the original memory (2x 2GB) or one ...
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Ubuntu on Toshiba A200 causes overheating

I'm trying to run Ubuntu on my Toshiba A200 computer and after a few minutes it's getting crashed and the computer restarts. I notice that the computer is overheating. Does someone know this problem ...
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Toshiba External Hard Drive freezes computer

I bought a Toshiba Canvio Basics E05A032BAU2XK Portable External 320GB 2.5 Hard Drive: My computer has two Os's on it Win7 and Win XP. I need both. The main one I use is XP. When booting my computer ...
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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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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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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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Laptop battery not working.

My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite L640. If I remove the laptop charger, my laptop will instantly die, so I can only use the laptop whilst plugged in. Thanks for your help.
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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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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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What drivers do I need to get the most out of my new laptop?

I have just bought a Toshiba Satellite L850-1VO. The part no is PSKG6E. I have done a clean install of windows 8 x64, but now I am stuck with no drivers installed. I have located the website for ...