Re: Satellite Pro A200 - black screen after the BIOS screen
I'm new to the forum and have a big problem. So, any help is welcome and appreciated.
My Satellite Pro A200 turns black after the BIOS screen and a black screen with a blinking cursor. Also just as the screen goes black a beep can be heard which shows windows boot.
I can access the toshiba Setup screen but not the installation of security mode.
You wrote that you can access the BIOS, but have you checked if the HARD drive is recognized properly? Perhaps because the computer cannot start HDD isn't recognized then you should check this.
If the HARD drive is recognized, I would try a Toshiba Recovery disk recovery facility. It seems that Windows isn't able to start and if you reinstall the whole system should help get rid me of this. Go to the start menu and select the CD/DVD drive as a boot device.
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I'm new to the forum and have a big problem.
So, any help is welcome and appreciated.
My Satellite Pro A200 turns black after the BIOS screen and a black screen with a blinking cursor.
Also just as the screen goes black a beep can be heard which shows windows boot.
I can access the toshiba Setup screen but not the installation of security mode.
Please go into the BIOS settings and check if the HARD drive is listed there.
The blinking cursor is a typical sign of a malfunction of the HARD drive.
Eventually the HARD drive is dead and you need to replace it and reinstall the operating system.
I just finished an update of the BIOS on Satellite Pro L300 using Updater Insyde Bios. I tried the Toshiba site to see what's new or what has improved since the update my bios 1.7version v2.2. But there is no search results. I also went to the site Web Insyde, but neither have they put up what has changed or improved?
Is there a documentation or information which could help me to know how my laptop has improved or better after the update of the BIOS and what has changed since my update of the BIOS?
I assume you mean a changelog of the BIOS. Well, normally this document is placed on the Toshiba page where you can download the BIOS update.
If you can't find such a t changelog, there is no available changelog. All that s!
In addition the BIOS update should be performed only if it of really necessary. This means that if everything works fine, I don't see a reason to update because this update is a bit risky.
After some problems with the virus of my laptop is not able to start more. How reset BIOS ignores the boot from the HARD drive and try to start either from CD or network. The HARD drive is recognized by the BIOS (it appears as 1 hard drive in the home page). In the selection screen startup list preferences appear only floppy drive, CD/DVD and network.
The hard drive can be mounted and browsed without any problem of windows or Linux. I tried to install both systems and the installation always succeeds but when rebooting the system is not able to boot from the hard drive.
I guess it's a BIOS problem, but I'm not sure about this. What do you think?
By the way how do I update the BIOS without having neither windows nor floppy drive?
Thanks in advance
I m a bit confused now as a first step, you wrote that the computer can boot from the HARD drive, but then you t wrote you browse the HDD with Windows and Linux
I'm not sure this is the problem of this but I recommend to load the default settings in the BIOS.
If your HARD drive doesn t work could be defective (bad sectors or something else). You could test with special diagnostics as Drive Fitness Test Tools. It s a freeware tool so you can find it using Google.
By the way: have you tried to install Windows with the Toshiba Recovery disk?
I have a Satellite Pro A200 and I replaced the card with an Intel 5100 (512AN_MMW) wireless and it detects OK and installs the drivers etc, but it does not work because he says that the switch is turned off on the front of the laptop. The switch is on I also tried pressing fn + f8, but it still does not work.
The laptop is running Windows 7 64 bit
What card WLAN have you had before and do the work of a former?
I think that it of difficult to say why it doesn t work but maybe this card is not compatible.
By the way: do other FN keys FN + F8 work or simply not?
I must be a fool.
I put in power button new Satellite Pro A200 to activate the Hibernate.
Then set the BIOS password. Despite the password entered correctly, it won't start windows.
And can't stop laptop holding down the power button to force the reboot.
(1) how to restart short waiting until the batterys flat roll... And
(2) when and if I get a reboot, which key (s) should I hold down to get into the BIOS.
Thank you much for the help.
> Despite the entered password correctly, it won't start windows.
> Nor can I stop laptop holding down the power button to force the reboot
You have a Phoenix BIOS? If yes then you have to press the F2 key immediately after the laptop starts to access the BIOS. But you will not be able to access the BIOS, if the password is not right and cannot be verified.
The unknown BIOS password can be removed only by an ASP in your country. There is a special procedure that is known only to authorized Toshiba service technicians.
Therefore, follow the recommendation and contact guys!
PS: The laptop must stop when you press the power button for about 4-5 sec.
If not, unplug the AC and the battery to turn off the computer!
When I try and load XP Pro SP3 (32 bit) it will not install because it doesn't have SATA drivers. I downloaded the drivers and have an external floppy drive to install drivers by pressing F6. My question is the machine is listed as 64-bit and XP Pro is 32-bit. Choose the drivers ICH8M 32 or 64 bits. IE is the 32 or 64 bit on ICH8M see hardware or operating system. Computer's Satellite Pro A200 PSAE4E-01700WEN.
Any help appreciated
If you are using the 64 bit OS, then also use 64-bit drivers.
I found very nice HowTo from Toshiba.
Check it! It s certainly interesting and should be useful.
* + How to integrate a SATA AHCI driver into a Windows XP Setup CD + *.
I have Toshiba Satellite Pro A200 (PSAE1E) with XP Pro.
I made a mistake and tried to update the Realtek audio drivers, knit drivers, but does not show the Realtek HD Audio Control Panel to the top, not in the system tray, or in the Control Panel folder.
I contacted Realtek, they gave me a program that analyzed my HW and then they said that my phone is not supported, I must ask the crazy drivers my manufacturer, laptops, Toshiba.
I tried the drivers that were running [Toshiba - download drivers | http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp] page, but those who did not work either.
So, there is one thing I can do, if it is possible, how can I get drivers of Toshiba recovery disks, without having to reinstall everything again?
Something like this is not possible. Recovery image is somehow the package, you can not only pilots.
Have you tried to roll back the OS (System Restore) before you did this updates?
I get the following errors when you try to update firmware for Disc Creator I use Windows VIsta Home Premium.
An unexpected error has occurred.
Error code: 32007C-26-00000015
Error code: 320129-26-00000015 - then application goes down.
All solutions to this
I'm a bit confused of m.
> when you try to update firmware for Disc Creator
Where did you get the firmware update for Toshiba Disc Creator?
I checked the page European driver Toshiba and Satellite Pro A200 (PSAE4E) download area and, unfortunately, I didn t find updates for Toshiba Disc Creator.
So I really wonder about this problem. He s strange
Is anyone know where (or if) I can download installation / for the Toshiba Satellite Pro A200 recovery CD.
See you soon,.
The recovery CD can not be downloaded!
Must order it from the ASP in your country if you have damage or lose!
But I really don t understand why you ask this question! These questions are answered several times! First check the existing threads before you ask for something!
I have a Satellite Pro A200 and Tuesday night I was able to connect to a wireless network. I received an update, rebooted and now it doesn t seem to work.
I can see the wireless networks available via the Toshiba Radar but cannot connect to my usual wireless network.
Also, the wireless network icon disappeared from my system tray and if I go to Control Panel/network connections, I can't even view available networks because there is no option to do so.
the FN/F8 will work?
Help! Please, I beg you!
Have you tried using System Restore and restore the operating system on time earlier?
Maybe this will remove the update installed, and you can again use the WLAN.
Check it out.
Is the integrated graphics card Intel GMA X 3100 in my satellite pro A200 computer laptop can support resolution 1920 x 1200?
I want to buy a monitor external 24 ". It will work in the native resolution?
That means the Satellite Pro A200 manual says?
Have you checked it?
I checked it (you can download from the Toshiba page) and there is an info.
The laptop supports these resolutions on external TV CRT:
-800 x 600
-1024 x 768
-1280 x 800
-1280 x 1024
-1600 x 1200
-1920 x 1440
-2048 x 1536
But note; some of these resolutions may be not supported if the installed graphics driver doesn t supports!
I have a Satellite L300 1A 3 MODEL PSLB8E. I decided to update the version of the BIOS, thinking that he can resolve my issue of ethernet controller.
But after the update, my laptop goes on infinite blue screen of death. How can I recover from this injury?
Can someone please help.
Did you choose the good BIOS update for your model? Was it for Satellite L300 PSLB8E?
What code you get BSOD?
After the BIOS update you must always load the default settings. Maybe a bad BIOS setting is causing this BSOD.
I have a windows vista pro (PSAASE-00G004GR) satellite after turn on and typing the password for windows vista, the screen goes black but I see that the cursor moves & because it seems that the hard drive also works in th background, but I can't see anything except the mouse cursor , I tried to boor with other options (LAST WORK safe MODE KNOWN FEATURES... etc) but it's still the same only black screen and the cursor...
I do not prefer the product cause of my data recovery on this subject, any ideas?
You have the Satellite Pro A100 PSAAS hmm if you want to save your personal data, I recommend to remove the portable computer HARD drive and try connecting it to another computer via an external USB HDD controller. These cases of 2.5 HARD disk are not expensive and you can buy it in every store of the computer.
Then you could try to recover the laptop delivered together with the Toshiba Recovery CD.
But wait; have you tried to connect the laptop to the external display?
Maybe you could see something on the second screen.
I think that this procedure could be useful to clarify what s wrong.
To me this question looks like a small little dysfunction of the FL inverter.
In this case the installation of the new operating system will help you not to solve this problem.
But who knows the verification is necessary to find what could be wrong.
Good luck and bye ;)
I have a Toshiba Satellite (model No. A200; Part No. PSAE0C - AH308C) and to install Windows XP on a version already corrupted Vista (which had 4 partitions, that have been corrected, erased, then reformatted in a solid block). Now, I have installed all the appropriate drivers off Toshiba Canada support site...
Everything worked, but I wanted to see in Windows (since I just got this computer) if everything was in place and working normally until I installed Ubuntu... Then I did the update to the BIOS flash. The program is supported in two formats, one for Vista and one for XP... for XP has a more high at 5.20 and Vista BIOS version the 1.80 revision of BIOS... that are marked as being updated by the Toshiba site. I opted to download the latest version of the BIOS.
Things got ugly as soon as I unzipped the self-extracting program. First of all he said he could not find a .dll file (even if it is clear from there), so that seemed as if it started to Flash the BIOS but has not finished (it was just what happened when I opened the program)... I think he got to the ROM of compensation but did not have any code in there... Windows attempted to close the program because he did not respond, and I tried to take the program... had the same .dll error, but this time, the screen of the program was just gray...
Given that this program is not Flash the BIOS unless the user selects the button "Flash BIOS", I have reason to believe that it was a bug in the program, or a combination of it and Windows comes to interfere (no program were running at the time, while he was supposed to be a dedicated flash). I can only flash in the Win.
Now, I rebooted the computer, twice... the screen turns black, the HARD disc spins, the DVD drive has done his usual clicking sound when the computer starts, but it seems to stop as there is no BIOS entact.
Can I replace the BIOS chip? There is no way for me to access the BIOS at all.
Thanks for any help on this
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Unfortunately, the BIOS update has failed and now BIOS is damaged. For this reason, you cannot start and use your laptop. I agree with Luke. Please contact nearest Toshiba authorized maintainer and ask for help. Talk with them and I am sure that you will find the best solution to this problem.
Satellite A200 is quite long on the market and it is hard to believe that updating the BIOS on the Canadian page may have a bug. All updates are tested and used by millions of users and service providers. If there is something wrong, I do not believe that this update will be available on the page of public support.
In any case, contact the nearest service provider and explain the situation. Believe me this is the best thing you can do now.
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