How to install Vista on Satellite M40-237?
Can help guide me how to install vista on satellite m40-237?
It hangs at the starting phase.
Vista compatibility tool has shown this compatible machine to install vista.
Satellite M40 is about two years old and this laptop is not taken in charge of Vista. I guess this hood must be new BIOS for Vista installation. Unfortunately will not create new Toshiba Vista supported BIOS and all drivers for this model of laptop. :(
Computers laptops capable only Vista will be supported as far as I know.
I try to install vista on Satellite M40-298, but in the end, on the last restart, it crashes.
My graphics card is ATI, hard drive 80 GB Sata, 1024 MB Ram...
Can someone help me?
installed all the drivers for this machine? If this isn't the case, I suggest you to do this and if your machine does not start or pause then start windows in safe mode vista and install the drivers.
If you need a link for some drivers vista, just try it here:
I have a Satellite Pro M40 and I think to install Vista on it. I have no problem with the development of an operating system on my PC, after many, many times before. but I'm not sure I put it on my M40.
Can someone give some advice?
Do I have to reformat the drive M40 first? If so, any reformatting program won't work or can I do it via the recovery disk provided. I am wary about using the recovery disc I do not know what to expect.
Any help appreciated.
You can choose several ways of instillation. You can upgrade XP to Vista, you can install the Vista on a second partition or you will overwrite the existing XP.
If you overwrite the XP Vista will delete all installed applications.
I recommend you to install Vista on the second partition.
In this case, you can use the two operating system, XP, and Vista.
When you start you laptop, you will get a Boot Manager.
Then you could choose either XP or Vista
PS: as much as I know many applications is not compatible with Vista, and you will need new versions (if they exist!)
At the moment no Vista drivers are available for M40 :(
Please, I desperately need help.
My brother bought a new Toshiba A300-23F in Saudi Arabia. He has little knowledge of computers.
It's on the screen threre.
He sent it to my father in Pakistan but quickly noticed it was full of viruses and it installed fresh Windows xp SP2 after formatting hard drive.
He gave me to fix the problem. Because it is designed for windows vista. I want to install windows vista, but I do not have the disk recovery or operating any drive.
How am I suppose to install windows vista?
Someone told me that I have download the vista track and enter the key that is on the back of my laptop.
Anyone with an idea. Please
> He sent it to my father in Pakistan but quickly noticed it was full of viruses and it installed fresh Windows xp SP2 after formatting hard drive.
It was a big mistake buddy
The recovery disk is not shipped with the laptop because he had a tool preinstalled called creator Toshiba Recovery disk that allows you to create a clean recovery disc.
But this is not possible because the HARD disk has been formatted and all files have been deleted.
Now, you would not be able to recover the camera even using HARD drive recovery because the files are not available on the HARD disk.
You need a recovery disk, and you can order it here:
I have a new Noki 62333 and I have a Toshiba Satellite M40 - 237. I have a big problem with the connection between them. I put t know how to turn on bluetooth on my pc. Can you help me???
A friend of mine has Satellite M40 and I know that this unit is shipped without BT module. If the unit has BT module, you will find labels of BT on the underside of your laptop.
To establish a BT connection with his mobile phone that he uses the key USB BT.
By the way: fact Iva comes from Zagreb, Croatia?
Please I need help.
The problem is I format the hard drive, but I...
I install win xp in partion 4 and the partion 1 is c is empty 30 GB
the partion 2 is d (winre) running xp not hidden. The partion 3 is e (data which includes the vista hddrecovery).
Now I need to install Vista in C but when I press f8 or f12 windows repair was not found to install Vista.
Please how can install Vista but I have partion (hddrecovery) E and (d partion winre)?
Please help me it is very important for my game
Sorry for my lang and I hope to find answer thank you
After this mixture of partitions, you destroyed drive HARD (F8) installation option. There is nothing you can do about it.
If you want to install Vista again, you MUST use the DVD facilities.
You have created a following Toshiba Recovery reminder?
When I try to update the program to my laptop on my account in the Web from Toshiba site I have error and the message (path error: the page you are looking for does not exist).
However, I bought new external Hard Drive WD (My Book Essential) and also I have problem with my computer while I contact the hard
the next blue screen and I have to restart my computer.
How can I communicate with my hard drive?
Satellite M40 - 237 part number: PSM40E-08E03EAR features - enjoy mobility high performance in an elegant design with Intel® Centrino mobile technology and the powerful Intel® Pentium® processor M
-Windows® XP Home Edition unlocks the full potential of this device
-Live the emotion of the 3D graphics and games of state-of-the-art thanks to the powerful chipset ATI MOBILITY RADEON® X 300 with up to 128 MB of video memory and support for Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0
-Get the best multimedia mobile with looks a superb quality on Toshiba TruBrite (some models), 15.4 ", supported by the SRS® TruSurround XT technology and Harman Kardon® stereo speakers
-Equipped with a button Express Media Player instant on access to CD/DVD playback without the need to start the Windows® operating system
-Expansion is quick and easy with the permission of the bridge 6-in-1 Media slot, 3 USB ports, i.Link®, quick of new technologies of the ExpressCard and PC Card
> When I try to update the program to my laptop on my account in the Web from Toshiba site
To be honest I m a bit confused. Which account you average and where you try to download updates?
On your external HARD drive: you get a blue screen, it's just?
Well, have you tested the disk external DRIVE on another computer? If this is not the case, this!
* Model: Satellite M40-237 (PSM40E) *.
I decided to reinstall windows, my hard drive is now formatted. So as usual, boot from the Windows CD is necessary to start the instalation but it does not start. I never had problems like this, always worked boot. It's as if there is no bootable CD in the drive (but it is bootable and it works on another PC).
-J' have the latest version of the BIOS
-The BIOS detects the optical drive and everything is ok, HARD is the ODD main drive is secondary
-J' tried selecting the boot priority, with F12 and/or the BIOS setting but it works anyway
What could be the problem here? Drive does not properly (hopefully, that and not something worse)? I had some problems with the drive I have (...) before, but it reads the disc normally and as I said start was working fine before. I cleaned the lens a bit, disconnected it and it put. Is there something more, what can I do?
I'll try to find someone who has the player that fits so I can try with that one, but who knows when is what will be.
Now, here's the second question, which I've linked to this. Because my laptop is practically useless now (I can't install anything), is it possible to boot from a:
(a) optical drive USB external
(b) USB flash drive
BIOS on this laptop has no USB boot option, it has HARD drive / CD / floppy / network. But I red somewhere this FDD = USB legacy emulation is enabled.
If that is correct, I should just plug in the USB key and select FDD as boot option? If I can't find a USB optical drive, I thought make it bootable USB flash drive and copy the installation of windows xp on it. So once it starts in DOS I start just the installer from the key.
First I must say that the initialization of memory flash USB (USB key) is not possible and you shouldn't t waste time to try this.
With regard to your reader of CD/DVD boot problem
Well, it s really strange, it sounds a bit like a sort of master/slave/c-salt settings problem. But generally, you should get an error IDE (#0 or #1) if one of the devices (ODD or HARD disk) would not be recognized? :|
This whole thing seems mysteriously
There may be a firmware issue
Several months ago a friend of mine was not able to boot from the CD.
He went into the BIOS and set the BIOS default settings.
This has contributed to
This is a suggestion, but I'm really putting t know if it helps.
Is that what anyone has experienced hardware problems during the installation of Vista on the laptop above. I have already increased the RAM to 2 GB, which is the maximum.
I'm sitting looking at a copy of Vista and do not know to install on my laptop or home built PC, Help!
If I remember well satellite M60 is not portable to Vista and there may be a bit more problematic with Vista support. I imagine that you will have problems because of incompatible BIOS version, but you can check your hardware using Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor. You can find it HERE
Please use it and see the hardware compatibility report.
Just for example: I managed to install Vista on Satellite M70. It is also portable to Vista but Vista works well.
I have a Satellite M40-237 with ata100 of Fujitsu 80 GB hard drive and Windows XP Home Edition. I would like to replace by WD3200BEVE. Allegedly, it is also 320 GB ata100 drive. Will it work? I see all 320 GB?
I don t think so. Yes SATA connector but not with ATA conector so best you can do is use new 120 GB HARD drive.
Built in microphone is not working properly, when I tried to record with sound recorder... and if nothing played can be heard. When the microphone is located in the laptop, operating instructions does not show it. I tried all the settings in the control panel. However no use, but when I connect an external microphone via the plug, provided that works very well.
Is - this Satellite M40-237 model has built-in microphone?
PL. help me to locate the microphone in the notebook. and solve this problem.
Post edited by: chilsiva
According to the specifications satellite M40-237 has no Audio internal Microphone.
How to install Vista on a pc without a CD ie., netbook player?
Here is a procedure (even if you did not provide enough information to be sure):http://www.computingunleashed.com/install-windows-7-vista-on-your-hard.html.
You can also install it on a network from another computer (assuming it has a sort of Systm of operation already installed and the drive can be partitioned to keep account of two different systems) - and that the other computer equipped with a DVD player.
Here's another method if you have access to the necessary alternative: http://www.tipandtrick.net/2008/how-to-use-usb-or-firewire-portable-external-hard-drive-to-install-windows-vista-without-dvd-drive/.
I hope this helps.
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I installed Vista Beta 2 and you have downloaded the latest driver ATI Vista Beta 2 with the support of X 1600. But with the ATI X 1600 on the A100-188 the driver won't work. The pilot did not find my X 1600. What can I do?
Thanks for the comments. But please note that this OS is not official on the market and Toshiba recommend to use only the graphics drivers from Toshiba.
You can use the other drivers but only at your own risk.
I have Satellite M40-psm40 with ATI x 300 and my OS is Vista. The card has 64 MB of memory and takes 255MB with total of 319 MB of main RAM memory.
How can I reduce it?
* I checked the BIOS to see if can decrease, but nothing in the BIOS to change.
Bad news man. You can not increase or decrease this RAM graphics card!
The installed ATI MOBILITY RADEON supports the fix own memory. It is not shared video RAM.
There is no way to make the most efficient card.
I have a Satellite M40-285, my wish is to install Vista on it, I know about pcmcia issues that lock boot Vista and solve their pcmcia.sys file renaming, but this does not solve the problem really, pcmcia slot and card reader didn't work.
So I would like to know if Toshiba will launch a driver for Vista, or, everyone has solved this problem with any tip where Vista starts normally and pcmcia works fine?
Toshiba M40 satellite will certainly not throw all Vista drivers or tools. This device is not Vista capable and there is no support for Vista. If you want to test with Vista create the second partition and try to install Vista on it. I did the same thing on my Vista not supported by Satellite M70.
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