Satellite A200 - change in BIOS, so installing XP after Vista
I have a Satellite A200-1SM and I would like to install an os win XP (for the moment, I'm working with Vista and the latest BIOS for this system). Do I have to Flash the BIOS of my motherboard or this step is simply an option that I don't have to do it because XP works fine without him?
Thx for the help :).
The number of threads here on this forum, you will find discussions on this subject.
You can use Windows XP Home edition on your laptop without the BIOS upgrade, but you will not have the full support of WXP. This means that you probably won't be able to use all the features of FN keys. If you want to have the full functionality of Windows XP Home edition, you must upgrade the BIOS to version 5.20, I think. Find out on the Toshiba BIOS download page.
I just bought a new laptop Satellite A200-1 TB and I installed Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit (x 64) on it but, unfortunately, it did not the mass storage driver (the driver memory card reader).
Can anyone know where I can download it? I tried on the Toshiba driver page and I couldn't find.
Download this file:
[TI Card Reader Driver for Windows Vista/XP 18.104.22.168 | http://cdgenp01.csd.toshiba.com/content/support/downloads/driver_cardreader_ti_25844A.exe]
but do not install it via the installer. Unzip using winzip/winrar/7zip and manually update the driver in device pointing to the Directory Manager
+ unpacked_archive_dir + \Windows\tiinst\Vista64
works fine for me
I'm having problems trying to update my BIOS under Vista 64-bit of the system. The plashnt.sys driver generates an error when loading.
On the update of the BIOS page I can't find no 64-bit BIOS update for my laptop Satellite A200-10W (PSAECE). Also I've seen most of the computers portable ETA is updates of BIOS of 2009 and my update to the newest BIOS comes from 2007 (version 1.80 for Windows Vista)!
The reason why I'm trying to update my BIOS:
I have recently installed 4 GB of RAM on my laptop, the screen of the BIOS reports 4 GB but during POST, there are only 3! Vista reports also only 3 GB of physical memory total. I ran a series of landmarks and notes I got using 4 GB are well below the marks using only 2.
Memory modules have been tested on another laptop and none of these problems has occurred (another laptop of the manufacturer).
So I really need a sollution to update my BIOS and prefferably a BIOS update of 2009 available for download.
On the other hand, I was looking for specifications of my laptop on the Toshiba site and I couldn't find my model on the current models, or models discotinued page. In 2007, when I bought the laptop, it was listed as new on the current page of models, so I expect at least to see it in the abandoned list.
Thank you for your time!
> 1. Why there is no updated BIOS newer than that of 2007 and
There is no update of the most recent BIOS as Toshiba didn t release new updates.
Why? Who knows maybe a new update is not necessary.
> . Why my laptop is not listed in the discontinuous model (Satellite a200 - 10w psaece)
Why should it be included as a discontinued model? The A200 series is not very old... so I n t think that this series could be abandoned
Recently, I bought a new laptop, Satellite A200 - 1 GB, and after two weeks of fighting against windows Vista I decided to uninstall it and install WXP whose permit, I bought a long time ago.
I restarted my computer with the Windows XP cd to the inside and I start the system with it, but when it loads all the controllers and I proceed with the installation of windows xp, it says that there is no disk (probably) in my laptop.
I hope someone can help me. Someone at - it windows XP installation experience in this laptop model?
The species has been described several times here in the forum of Toshiba.
Recommend studying a little ;) would use the advanced search option Forum!
But because you're a beginner, that I'll try to give some useful advice.
The HARD drive is not visible because you need to first install the Intel Matrix storage controller.
This controller can be downloaded form or another page Toshiba or Intel page.
During the installation of XP, you will need to press the F6 key to include this iMSM in the XP installation. You will need an external USB HDD drive to do this.
But if you want, you can build an own XP CD using nLite software and could understand this iMSM in the XP CD again.
Please also check these discussions:
I have a question:
I have a laptop Satellite A200 and my software is lost and I want to install a different but not the same (for example buy one by my).
The features of Toshiba will remain?
I can't say with certainty that your 3rd party software will not affect the preinstalled Toshiba tools and utilities.
I mean, everything is possible and I had many problems with various 3rd party applications, but generally, there should be no problem.
I installed the XP drivers a new? Control, drivers, Hotkey Utility, but problem is staying. I can't? t use these keyboard shortcuts. Any ideas?
Satellite A200-10W belongs to the PSAEC series.
Are you sure you used the right drivers for the A200 series right?
In addition, I would recommend installing all the drivers available XP and tools on Toshiba as Chip Set Utility or hardware configuration page
See you soon
We have a problem with Toshiba Satellite A200-1sv my girlfriend: when we started, most of the time, the screen remains black, while the computer starts: after awhile, we can hear the sound of windows (vista).
In addition, if connect us another screen of the computer, it displays the scheduled start screen. In order to use the computer, it must launch a few times... The support guy where we bought the computer told us "the computer is not compatible with Vista, we cannot do something".
Can we do something?
Thanks in advance,
I have to smile to read this message
Mainly, this statement is funny;
> The support guys where we bought the computer told us "the computer is not compatible with Vista, we can't do something."
I think that this laptop has been delivered with the Vista operating system. So why the guy said that the laptop is not compatible with Vista? :| . that's nonsense.
First the A200-1SV belongs to the PSAE6E series and it s fully Vista capable.
Secondly, like you say the external screen displays home Toshiba screen and so I guess that's just a matter of adjustment.
What you can do is to use the FN + F5 key combination to switch between display devices.
If it doesn't help to try to put the laptop back to the factory settings using the Toshiba Recovery CD!
In this case, the new OS, driver and tools will be installed and then everything should work fine.
So I re-installed Vista (32 w / SP2) on my Satellite L300 - 23 L after a virus and I'm having some problems:
Question n ° 1
A Code of 12 on Intel Chipset Family 4 - there are two versions of the present in the Device Manager, we hide. One who is not hidden is the one with the Code 12. I tried to install the latest drivers from Toshiba and Intel. Problem persists.
Sleeping on my judgment of the section is dimmed and the Hibernate option is missing altogether. Have you tried upgrading the BIOS, but install says that they are up-to-date.
Help! -I can find my way around a computer, but don't assume I will not know how do something, I would appreciate it if you could guide me through all the actions.
Thanks in advance. :)
According to the specifications of your Satellite L300 laptop came with VISTA 32 BIT HOME PREMIUM.
Have you installed original image recovery or your own version of the OS?
I mean with original Vista you have with your laptop you should not have these problems.
I bought A200 1AX a few days ago and I'm not having a good experience with regard to the installation of applications on this Vista box. Even install yahoo messenger did not work and produces the NSIS error. 3D max 9 installation does not work (even though some have managed to operate); Install Adobe CS3 (supposed to be for Vista) did not entirely - the photopshop component have not installed, etc.
The bottom line, I plan to move to XP OS. Means the required BIOS update I have my Vista recovery CD will NOT work after the switch to XP?
Thank you for your feedback.
Best regards, Ashraf.
Unfortunately I put t know how to help you.
Usually, if the 3rd party applications are designed and support the Vista while there should be no problem with unique program facilities.
Check if all software packages are completely cared for and compatible with Vista.
> The necessary BIOS update means that I have my Vista recovery CD will NOT work after the switch to XP?
No, after the update the BIOS of XP, you will still be able to use the Vista CD from recovery, but perhaps some functions such as the FN keys will not work.
I got a satellite A200-10W. The touchpad worked well at the beginning. Then, an update of windows has been installed and I lost dual mode on my touchpad.
It is for me a normal function as a touchpad, but the mode button does not work. It lights, it do give me the button options, volume control does not work it did not scroll even in normal mode either.
I reinstalled the drivers both synaptics and alps, but nothing helped.
How can I ever use dual-mode again?
Thanks for any help!
Very strange I didn't noticed any problem with the touchpad after the windows update.
I have updated my windows and then lost the sound. After restarting again I ran the update and the Øresund back
But if you, it seems that the MS updates could be a bad influence on the functions of touchpad.
Have you chosen the touchpad drivers just for the PSAECE series?
The Synaptics Touch Pad driver to set the properties and the touch pad control functions.
And the Alps Electric Touch Pad Driver allows you to set the properties and functions of mouse control.
Perhaps you need to configure the settings again after the new installation of drivers touchpad? :|
But have you tried to update to Windows Vista again? Sometimes, you have to restart the laptop to get all the necessary updates that will fix the problems.
In a value of the case, recover the laptop and does not perform the updates of windows
I installed my Satellite A200 - 19l new with Vista Ultimate to a microsoft dvd.
It works fine but the FN keys (like e-mail, Volume etc.) do not work on my Touchpad.
I installed the package of value added and other FN keys on the F keys work.
Thank you for your help.
Satellite A200 - 19L belongs to the PSAECE series.
The Toshiba driver page provides two drivers touchpad;
One of the Alps Electric and other Synaptics
The Synaptics driver to set the properties and the touch pad control functions.
The Alps Electric driver to set the properties and functions of mouse control.
Check if both are installed properly
I have a Toshiba Satellite A300 1 9 b I bought 9 months ago. It has Vista Home Premium 32 bit SP1. I have serious problems with the updates:
1 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 and the .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update (KB951847) x 86 - I can't install this for the last two months. Whenever it appears that the installation has failed.
2 security Update for Windows Vista (KB961501) can be installed as well
3. my Internet Explorer 8 does not work for the past two weeks. I tried to download it and when I did, then, my computer does not restart. I had to use sans-echec Mode, uninstall IE8 to return to Normal Mode
4. I also tried to download and install SP2 for Vista, but it failed.
I am very worried. Please suggest me what I should do.
Thanks for your help.
I think that the decision of the antivirus program is a personal opinion
I put t like McAfee and Norton because they need a lot of system resources and do a slower computer.
I prefer AntiVir and Kaspersky Security suite. The two programs have good scan engine and don t need a lot of system resources. They are easy to use to use it.
AntiVir is free but it s just an antivirus. Kaspersky Security suite also contains a firewall, antispam filter and more.
It s your choice what program you are using. ;)
Well, this subject pretty much says it all. I do a cleaning - on my Satellite A200 27Z - and I have my Windows Vista continues of blocking KeNotify.exe at startup.
Answers on Google etc are contradictory - "definitely!" - "no, don't touch it!" - so what's the answer with this one? Continue to block it? I think so; as she as reads keystrokes; that seems a little unfair, because he never told me he was doing it)
What think you of all?
The KeNotify should t be blocked because it belongs to Toshiba Flash Cards you need for the FN keys so please unlock this application.
If the Windows Firewall blocks, you can unlock it in the settings:
Control Panel > Windows Firewall > settings >
I hope I could help a bit.
I've got A200-10W for a few years and a year and a half I decided to change the form of Vista 64 bit do Windows 7 64 bit, I installed it, everything worked fine until a month ago what problems began to occur.
When the BIOS screen it shows sometimes freezes and sometimes takes a minute to move to Windows 7 loading screen, I checked the BIOS version and it's 1.40 (yes I'm a fool to update only not earlier), so I decided to update the BIOS but I can't find no updates except 1.80 for Vista 32 bit can someone please help with this? =(
SRY for grammar bar
I agree with Akuma. You can always try the 32-bit version of Vista, it s has nothing to do with your 64-bit system. If it s is not compatible, you get an error message.
But unfortunately I doubt THAT BIOS will help you. If the computer hangs at the BIOS screen, that it might be related to hardware. Possibly peut t computer recognize part of properly hardware like RAM, HARD drive, or something else.
Until you try to update the BIOS to load the defaults (F9 key). Save & Exit new parameters and test again if the error occurs or not.
I have a laptop Toshiba A200-1 s 5, serial number: X7357433K. I just installed Windows 7 and downloaded and installed all the drivers of Toshiba laptop. I have no problem device in the system information screen.
In Device Manager, the cards I have that the "Intel (r) PRO/Wireless' network. When I install the downloaded driver for LAN (lan-20091103092515) it says "Realtek LAN Driver V7.003.0522.2009", but I can't not under network adapters - I don't know where he's going? I can't find everything Realtek device in Device Manager. Needles to say works Wireless LAN, LAN does not work.
Connectivity doctor shows Wireless Lan, Dial-up Modem and Bluetooth, but no LAN. Trying to load the driver from Realtek - does not help. -message: the device does not work properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device (Code 31)
I even tried to install from Realtek and update the driver for lan-20091103092515 - same error Code 31.
You have an unknown device in Device Manager? This could be the missing LAN card
Also check if there are devices hidden in Device Manager. So open the Device Manager and go to view > show hidden devices.
Normally, you should now see the LAN card and then you can update the driver.
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