Cannot start Portege M200 from SD card
I recently bought a used Portege M200 and I'm unable to install an operating system.
The situation: I got the laptop with a trial version basis of win XP Home Edition I couldn't use. It would not boot from external dvd player usb I bought, so I installed a linux system hd with the laptop from a friend, then install via this machine (this method does not work with windows however).
After reading many articles from those who have encountered the same problem, I decided to go and trying to boot from an sd card, which offers various possibilities to install windows.
I tried a lot of things, but still could not boot from sd.
I use an SD card of 2 GB Panasonic class 4.
-Toshiba sd-utilities (AFAIK) only work on toshiba windows machines, so that they are of no use to me
-People say that place an image of a boot on the SD disk, naming $tosfd000.vfd or $tosfd00.vfd (tried both) would make the case, but no.
-When switching to FDD-> HARD drive boot order->... or using the third option in the toshiba start screen green led beside the card reader will Flash once, but then directly boot linux from the HARD drive.
Specifications: Toshiba Portege M200, 2 GHz, bios is ACPI v.3.01 (which is a little confusing because the version the most recent that I found for the portege is 1.8)
If someone messed up the bios in installig a version that is not compatible with my laptop?
any help much appreciated!
really strange case, but one of the first suggestions would be to try another SD card because it is possible that the card is not recognized correctly.
A good idea would be to try some transcend cards... but just try another card and give a feedback if it worked.
It would be really interesting if it works...
See you soon
Back up files from my iMac to an external hard drive, including all the photos and the Lightroom Catalog by using time machine.
And now I'm on my way with my MCBook Air, it seems I can't launch the catalog (Lightroom Catalog.Ircat) from the backup file on the disk hard ext, he says that "the catalog cannot be used because the parent folder"xxx"does not allow files to be created in the breast of this".
Wouldn't be because the original catalogue was in my iMac hard drive not in this backup ext hard drive? Does it really matter?
However, I can open the Preview.Irdata file catalog Lightroom in Lightroom and import them into the current Lightroom Catalog, that I created in my Macbook Air. When I export the file, the file size appears smaller than usual.
So my questions are:
1 is there a way I can start the Catalog.Ircat with Lightroom file on the backup ext hard drive?
2. If the answer is 'no' to the above question, will I create a new lightroom catalog in this backup (for my iMac) ext hard drive, and then import all the pictures once more?
3. I found there is an option to "Import an another catalog" in Lightroom, it will work for my situation? He did not try as I worry I'll make a mess, and I guess if I can't start this catalogue in the disk hard ext, I am not able to import as well.
3. the Preivew.Irdata file does not allow me to have the larger size of file to export is that correct?
4. Finally, what is the suggestion to resolve all these long-term problem? Will I pass all (both from my iMac and Macbook Air) photos on a disk hard ext, and then export the current catalog to my Macbook Air on the same disk hard ext and import photos from my iMac in this catalogue (that is, a single catalog LR)?
Thank you for sharing your experience and your suggestion so that I can better manage the LR catalog and smoothly in the future.
See you soon,.
It seems that the external hard drive does not write the changes on it and that's why the error that says "the catalog cannot be used because the parent folder"xxx"does not allow files to be created in the breast of this."
The error is not related to your original catalog being located on the hard drive in the Imac.
I suggest that you copy this file .lrcat and .lrdata from your local external hard drive to a location on your hard drive and try to launch it from there.
If this does not work, then you can go for the option to create a new catalog and 'Import from another catalogue'
Let us know if this is useful or if you need additional assistance.
I had the front centro but I just got another today and do not remember how I did it before. I have all my photos and my ringtones on my memory card from the other phone. Samsung impression. I remember downloading a kind free application but do not remember what it was. Any ideas?
Maybe "MiniTones" or "ringtones"?
Both are available at freewarepalm.com.
Device Manager displays problems with these 2 items. (Code 10) driver is up to date. Shows 2 usb cables. Am clueless about this stuff. Any & all help is greatly appreciated
Thank you clueless in Idaho
For the 6to4 adapter.
Control Panel - Device Manager - do a right-click on the two - UNINSTALL - REBOOT
Nothing else to do, Windows will do the rest. And you can ignore the errors altogether if you wish
and on some computers, it will always be there but don't cause any trouble.
On a Windows Vista-based computer or on a Windows Server 2008, Microsoft computer
ISATAP map appears with a yellow exclamation next to it in Device Manager and you also
For any other driver problem: (more precise descriptions of the devices might help)
Description of errors related to the 10 Code that generates the Device Manager in Windows on computers
This is my generic how updates of appropriate driver:
This utility, it is easy see which versions are loaded:
-Free - DriverView utility displays the list of all device drivers currently loaded on your system.
For each driver in the list, additional useful information is displayed: load address of the driver,
Description, version, product name, company that created the driver and more.
For drivers, visit manufacturer of emergency system and of the manufacturer of the device that are the most common.
Control Panel - device - Graphics Manager - note the brand and complete model
your video card - double - tab of the driver - write version information. Now, click on update
Driver (this can do nothing as MS is far behind the certification of drivers) - then right-click.
Uninstall - REBOOT it will refresh the driver stack.
Repeat this for network - card (NIC), Wifi network, sound, mouse, and keyboard if 3rd party
with their own software and drivers and all other main drivers that you have.
Now in the system manufacturer (Dell, HP, Toshiba as examples) site (in a restaurant), peripheral
Site of the manufacturer (Realtek, Intel, Nvidia, ATI, for example) and get their latest versions. (Look for
BIOS, Chipset and software updates on the site of the manufacturer of the system here.)
Download - SAVE - go to where you put them - right click - RUN AD ADMIN - REBOOT after
Always check in the Device Manager - drivers tab to be sure the version you actually install
presents itself. This is because some restore drivers before the most recent is installed (sound card drivers
in particular that) so to install a driver - reboot - check that it is installed and repeat as
Repeat to the manufacturers - BTW in the DO NOT RUN THEIR SCANNER device - check manually
Look at the sites of the manufacturer for drivers - and the manufacturer of the device manually.
How to install a device driver in Vista Device Manager
If you update the drivers manually, then it's a good idea to disable the facilities of driver under Windows
Updates, that leaves about Windows updates but it will not install the drivers that will be generally
older and cause problems. If updates offers a new driver and then HIDE it (right click on it), then
get new manually if you wish.
How to disable automatic driver Installation in Windows Vista - drivers
http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc730606 (WS.10) .aspx
Hope these helps.
Rob Brown - MS MVP: Bike - Mark Twain said it right.
My driver software is the latest version for my computer. The game keeps giving me this error message too. The Sims game that I didn't say not what are its requirements, but it is a very old game. 2003 is the year of the games. I tried to lower the resolution of my screen to the lowest setting and that did not help. Other options to try to make it work?
Separated from -.
You can try to install in compatibility mode and see if this will help; about the only other thing is you go on the game manufacturer and see if they have nothing else, you can try. It's perhaps the game just won't work in windows 8. Hope this helps and if you need another post to help and we will be happy to help you.
The above opinion is mine and mine nothing and does not necessarily reflect that of Microsoft, it is
employees, or any other Member of this forum.
"When we try to take anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe." -John Muir
MacPro with separate internal disk used to run Windows 7 on it without any problem. At some point, I noticed that the drive that was labeled 'Windows' read, 'Untitled '. I started VMWare and went to run the virtual machine where Windows and read the splash screen "Starting AMD Am79C970A network" which means that the boot drive has been completely bipassed. I looked in the bios and the hard drive is selected and initialization of the network would be a relief.
I guess the thing is that the drive on which Windows is installed has become unbootable plu somehow and I'm not really saavy enough to solve this and I was wondering if someone can offer a suggestion that reinstalling Windows (which would eliminate a very mature plant).
I tried creating a new virtual machine and adding a new hard drive, pointing both to the library > Application Support > VmWare Fusion > VMS > Bootcamp > dev disk 1 > Boot Camp partiton > Boot Camp partition.vmdk, but this file is not selectable for a reason any.
Anyone has an idea where to go on this?
Have you tried simply remove and time of the Boot Camp virtual machine? Essentially, it recreates the Boot Camp metadata that may be incorrect at this stage.
This knowledge base article describes how: stop the Boot Camp to appear in your library of Virtual Machine.
Let me know if it works.
I have a problem with the converted vm boot from Server 2 straight to ESXi 4. Used the last Converter 4.0.1 - 1.
previous 4.0 was not able to create the ide controller.
After the boot, black screen with the cursor is displayed. No travel
ESXi 4 Installation on hp enterpise desktop dc7900 (core 2 duo, sata drive)
Edit the disc (VM on the server 2):
Adapter: IDE 0 device: 0 (disc 1)
Edit the disc (the VM even converted on ESX 4i):
IDE (0:0) hard drive 1
Tell the truth, I don't know why the drive on the virtual machine source is IDE... But it's important VM and I would like to make it work on ESXi 4.
Please help to make it work.
By default the virtual machine in VMware Server have a virtual IDE drive.
But on ESX (i) is better to use a virtual drive SCSI (the only supported up to vSphere).
You can try to maintain the same controller, but you can also change and converter will reconfigure your OS (if supported) to match the new controller.
Windows completely blocked after a download of the OS X 10.11.6.
The new update of apple works very well, but I tried everything for windows, USB bootable, ISO, etc.
Any help please?
Does anyone have this problem?
I upgraded the hard drive in my Portege M200 from 4 GB to 80 GB using Parted Magic to clone the original disc. Cloning complete successfully, but instead of starting with the new drive, the M200 simply display a blinking cursor when turned on. Any help is very appreciated.
Maybe you can try one of the below to solve your problem:
BUT! ALWAYS keep a backup!
Boot the system with a flexible BACK (with fdisk.exe inside) to restore the MBR by typing
This works even on a SATA drive. Start alternative all Win2k or XP installation CD, go to the console command and issure of recovery
See you soon
I inherited Portege M200 from my boss, and he has updated using an external DVD from XP Pro to Vista Ultimate. Slow as a slow thing, very few pilots etc, meant that I am determined to go back to XP Pro.
I (128, 1 Gig and 2 gig options) SD cards and USB HP dvd1040e external drive, and XP Pro Tablet records.
I tried to select the devices to boot from the toshiba start screen, selecting SD or external DVD, but nothing helped. I changed the boot sequence in the Bios (hit escape and F1 at startup screen spalsh) and tried all combinations. I copied the image file to $TOSFD00.vfd on the SD card.
I managed to loop the machine, in all configurations, so that I just get support PXE-61 test failure, check cable PXE - MOF existing boot lines agent, then go to the Boot Manager Windows asks me to insert the windows installation disc as winload.exe may be damaged or missing. I removed the drive, checked that the winload.exe is present on the HARD disk, it is, and it is in its original version / size / format the date created.
Someone at - it a suggestoin which stops me pulling my hair?
If you want to start from the CD or DVD you need a compatible external CD/DVD drive! Without that player you will not be able to reinstall Windows XP from the CD!
But the boss installed you the Vista operating system by using the external drive. Why you n t use the same drive to reinstall the XP?
The install form SD card is not possible! And if you want to install the image using the LAN you must configure a server
Can someone please tell me where and how can I find/get a set installation discs for "Windows XP Tablet PC Edition" for a laptop Toshiba Portege M200/tablet? Repair laptop customers, but I'm in need the installation discs for tablet PC and touch screen features may work correctly. I, ve contacted Toshiba and they do not have any OEM system to sell records of restoration, so am now need to find a legal set. I bought a set of disks that were supposed to be the Toshiba Windows XP table PC Edition, but they were false records. In any case, if someone could help me I sure would appreciate it.
If the manufacturer does not, while Microsoft can't as well.
to obtain a replacement disc, Microsoft's orders to the (800) 360-7561 service, phone and ask that your damaged disk. If you are outside the United States, contact the Microsoft subsidiary for your area. To locate your subsidiary, visit the following Web Microsoft World Wide Offices Web site:How to get the installation discs for Windows XP for installation of boot floppies - download link includedWho should download the installation diskettes? You must download the installation diskettes if all the following conditions are met:
- You install a new version, full of the retail Windows XP.
Note An upgrade to Windows XP installation does not require the installation diskettes.
- You have a working CD drive, but you cannot start your computer from your CD-ROM.
- You can start your computer with a floppy drive.
- You install a new version, full of the retail Windows XP.
I bought a Toshiba M200 with 1 GB of memory. I had a problem with slow applications and freezing so I decided to add 2 GB more RAM.
The dealer where I bought my laptop said it's max capacity is up to 4GB. I would just ask if it's true?
Another is, what could be the reason why it will not start if it can be upgraded to up to 4GB? I need a BIOS update, or is it the RAM, I bought that has the compatibility issue.
Another point while the 2 GB that I bought works perfectly when it is inserted, but when it is inserted as the 1 GB of RAM, this is the time where my laptop won't boot.
The two are Kingston KVR667D2S5. Don't know if that would help.
Thanks in advance!
You posted in the category of satellites. Are you sure that your laptop is a laptop satellite model.
Please, check the label on the underside and we post the exact model name and model number.
BTW: If you have Portege M200 it can be upgraded up to 2 GB only.
I'm looking for a boot floppy to boot XP tablet edition disc 2005 on my Portege M200.
If someone could point me in the right direction that would be great.
You must initialize disc?
I wonder why you need this disc?
I think you don t know a fact. The diskette of starting in not necessary but you need a compatible CD/DVD player if you want to start from the CD or DVD.
The Portege M200 supports the recovery through the BIOS (by pressing 'C') with the USB 2.0 card and PCMCIA (16-bit and Cardbus).
_Following and controllers (USB, PCMCIA) can be used: _
one) Toshiba, PA3352E-SCD2, CD-RW/DVD-Rom USB 2.0 drive
(b) Toshiba, PA3402E-1DV2 USB 2.0 DVD Super Multi Drive, SN: 5362870112
(c) Toshiba, PX1055E-1NST SN: 3431490096 with a PC card (16 bit), cable, PCMCIA Card, Rev.043.242, SN: 18496 043 3999 0343 01093
(d) Toshiba, PX1055E-1NST SN: 3431490096 with CardBus, cable II, CARDBUS, Rev.136, SN: 16693 136 3999 0149 06122
The setting of 'PC Card Controller Mode' in the BIOS should be 'Automatic Selection '.
This means that you have nothing to change in the BIOS, because it is the default value.
I'm working on my Portege M200 friends that she bought used. Only, it came with an external USB CDROM drive and the laptop computer AC adapter. To make things better the HD is no longer recognized by the BIOS. I had a spare HD so I installed it and now the BIOS see the new HD, Yay!
I also discovered that I could buy a replacement Toshiba system recovery CD, new Yay! But before I do that I wanted to make sure I could boot from the external CDROM drive. I plugged the CDROM drive and attempted to start on a spare windows xp CD. But it does not start on the CD. I made sure that the CD-rom drive has been first in the BIOS boot priority, but that doesn't seem to work.
I read the other posts that mention the boot directly from the external CD-rom USB drive does not work and I have to boot to the CD-rom drive by plugging the CD-rom drive in a PCMCIA card. If I have to buy a PCMCIA card that has USB ports for connecting external USB CDROM drive in for I can boot from a CD?
If there will be any brand/type of work? If this is not the case, what brand/type is known to work.
Any advise will be greatly appreciated!
BIOS of the portege recognise only a limited number of pcmcia-CD-disks
in this thread you will find all the information you need:
but your portege also boots most of the readers of usb_FDD; If you make a BACK-boot disk with the appropriate drivers for your CD-ROM usb drive you can use it without restrictions bios
as you can read that this method will work only in a DOS environment, that is why it is absolutely necessary to format your hard drive to fat32, otherwise it will not be recognized
A week ago, my computer decided to go slow on me, it took five minutes to load upwards from when I walk, I thought that I could easily solve this problem using windows restore and go before that this was the case. (it happened after I defragmented my hard drive which was strange)
Restore did not work and now some of the programs do not work as tablet pc Input Panel.
Some drivers have gone haywire, my external floppy drive and CD - RW will not work now, (the cd is an ide to usb in an external case)
I have a portege m200.
is their anyway I can fix it these things?
I want to reset the entire computer sing condition factory recovery CD but it won't start my Player external CD and i cant aford another.
Well, if you want to retrieve the device you so you need a supported and compatible Toshiba external drive. Not all external drives are supported and work correctly.
The Portege M200 supports the recovery through the BIOS (by pressing 'C') with the USB 2.0 card and PCMCIA (16-bit and Cardbus).
As far as I know the discs, you can use:
Toshiba PA3352E-SCD2, CD-RW/DVD-Rom USB 2.0 drive
Toshiba PA3402E-1DV2, Rev.501, USB 2.0 DVD Super Multi Drive,
Toshiba PX1055E-1NST (16-bit) PC Card Reader, cable II, PCMCIA
Well, if you have n t not one so you can contact Toshiba. It should be possible to install the OS.
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