Satellite A500-1GL - cannot upgrade the BIOS
I tried to upgrade the BIOS on my Satellite A500-1GL (PSAR9E) for awhile now, but a dead battery so I can not go beyond the security check at the beginning. Is it all of the way around it, like I'm connected with current alternative, so I don't see what the problem is! Could I have possibly self-extracting zip files.
Any help would be appreciated as this is very frustrating!
I think that you will not be able to update the BIOS, if your battery is dead.
Victory based BIOS update can be updated from Windows system, and there is a security option that allow you to update the BIOS only if the laptop is connected to the power adapter and if the battery is charged.
You can update the BIOS using a traditional BIOS version, but as far as I know that Toshiba service partner could do that.
If you have two options:
Purchase a battery in order to update the BIOS by using win according to BIOS version or you will get in touch with an ASP in your country and will ask you to update the BIOS by using the traditional version of BIOS.
But the BIOS update is necessary to you?
I have a laptop with the old BIOS version and I don't have that day even if the new version has been released.
Please can you give me some advice on upgrading my bios for Toshiba Satellite S3000 - X 4. I have read all the instructions on this operation, but unfortunately this notebook is never come with a floppy drive, is there anyway that I can upgrade the Bios, so I can install the video drivers?
I would be very grateful to anyone who can solve this problem for me.
Please visit this site:
You can find a BIOS version 1.6. This BIOS has been changed to 08.01.03
On this site you will find descriptions; How to upgrade the BIOS
IOS http://eu.Computers.Toshiba-Europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/FAQ.jsp?z=234&service=eu&from=faq_selection&CFID=B & FID = TRO0000000b07
But note; You only put the upgrade of the BIOS if you have serious problems with the laptop and if you 100% know if the BIOS update will solve this issues.
The procedure to upgrade the BIOS isn't very easy. The incorrect procedure may damage the motherboard. In this case, be careful.
First of all, sorry for my English, I'm french :)
Second, I'm going to buy this PC next month and I have the opportunity to buy it without a Windows license (I'm already a Windows license).
So I'm lost to find the drivers on the download page, because there are several versions of drivers (for example drivers: Nvidia or Realtek Semiconductor Corporation)
(Important drivers) drivers I need to download once to install Windows Seven 64-bit.
Thirdly, I would like to know if it is possible to install display drivers downloaded from the Web of Nvidia site and not that of Toshiba?
Thanks for your help :)
> So I'm lost to find the drivers on the download page, because there are several versions of drivers
Satellite A500-1GL is a part of the PSAR9E series. If you need drivers then you must choose Satellite A500 PSAR9E
> What (important drivers) drivers I need to download once to install Windows Seven 64-bit.
Almost all of the drivers are important... the essential drivers are sound, lan, wlan, graphic card driver, touchpad, etc.
VAP (value added package) and utility support memory card Flash are required for keys FN and buttons of media control
> Thirdly, I would like to know if it is possible to install display drivers downloaded from the Web of Nvidia site and not that of Toshiba?
Usually it s not recommended to use the drivers from nVidia or an ATI page because these drivers don't support drivers Toshiba overheating protection
But if you want to use the nVidia drivers so that at you own risk
Installation can be a bit harder running the exe file will not work because you will get a message that this driver is not allowed, but you can install all the drivers in Device Manager you can point to the driver files, stored on the HARD drive and this will allow to choose the nVidia Driver
Attempt to update the BIOS of my U300-153, which is described as an operating system independent on the download page, I find that the upgrade file is provided in
does not include the files to create a bootable CD, as described in the instructions to the
IOS http://eu.Computers.Toshiba-Europe.com/innovation/FAQ.jsp?z=234&service=eu&from=faq_selection&CFID=B & FID = TRO0000000b07
where Option 2 step 2 lists the files that are in the zip, and they are required to make a bootable cd. The files listed are not in the zip.
It forces me to use Windows. My Windows is broken and I can't fix it, because Windows repairs destroy data (clearly indicated on the packaging of recovery CD) and installations of Linux. My Linux works very well, and I don't want the windows more.
So how can I upgrade the BIOS? Either:
1. use a true independent bundle of BONES (ie the promised approach of bootable CD). I can't find such a thing here.
2 reinstall Windows, which trashes the laptop.
> How to upgrade the BIOS on a Linux system?
Is not possible since the BIOS on Toshiba page is a victory-based BIOS version and if you want to update the BIOS then you need to install the Windows operating system and then you can run the exe file
My lab has a pair of PXI systems controlled by 8145RT PXI and LabView 2010 because we have not upgraded for awhile. As far as I know, this controller should be usable with LV2010 RT.
However, when I try to install the software on the target using MAX, I get a message informing me that the software I would like to install (LV - Rt 10.0) is incompatible with the operating system loaded on the machine. The ethernet driver install without problem, for what it is worth.
When you try to upgrade the BIOS, I first got a message that the controller contains the version 10.2 and 10.3 version is available on the host. If I try to follow the upgrade procedure (jumper W2 bridged, of course) the controller sees a bit of business network, reboots, gets a little more traffic, and then MAX tells me that the update has failed.
I can see that the flash update program was transferred to the target and set as the boot executable, but clearly it was not entirely successful. Can anyone help with this? I upgraded to 512 MB CF card (which he has no problem using) and RAM 64 Mo - I didn't have an old 128 MB SODIMM autour. What is the problem? Starting with redirect series will help something? I have to build a null modem to make this work.
For anyone in a similar situation.
In the end, I decided to downgrade to LV2009 on my development machine and try things again. With the help of LV2009/LVRT2009/MAX4.6, I was able to upgrade the version of the BIOS on both of my controllers 8145RT - correctly we from 10.2 to 10.3 and 9.1 to 10.3. After that, I was able to install RT2009 + DaqMX + another need of the components on the controller for which I had updated size RAM and CF. There is not a lot of memory to spare, but the controller starts in LVRT(9.0/2009) and I have successfully deployed an application to test on this subject.
My application may require an upgrade to faster hardware in the end, but the 8145RT must stay a usable under LV2009 for simple tasks controller. I suspect that LVRT2010 would work, now that I got the BIOS upgrade, but I'm not inclined to test this right now.
As for the original question of the update of the BIOS fault, I'm pretty sure it is a bug in MAX 4.7. 4.6 MAX had no trouble to initiate an update to the exact same version as 4.7 was trying (10.3); I suspect that MAX 4.7 have not properly configured the CF environment to start the flash update program.
Hope this helps someone.
just inherited a laptop P30-145, impossible to pass the bios. When I run the file, I get the message"BIOS update rom wrong format! "and then the installation program stops. How to pass? I do all right according to the Web site.
Just one thing, the original restore disc wasn't available, so I installed a standard XP and updated the necessary drivers on the Toshiba site.
Try the 1.40 BIOS driver Toshiba page we:
The BIOS is for Satellite P30 PSP30U. It the same series as the European notebook PSP30E series.
Download the exe file and save it to the desktop. Then, create a folder and unzip the sp35v14.exe file in this new folder created.
Now go to this folder and inside that folder, you will find some files.
Read the Readme.txt file for the complete instructions for use the BIOS update.
When I want to update my bios 2.70 victory, there is an error and the program said that it couldn't find the file bios.wph. So I can't update my BIOS.
Thank you for your help.
Vehbi Tirnakli M.D.
What exact error message appears?
And more importantly, have you unzipped BIOS files, after downloading? If not, do so and try again.
Depends on the updated version of the BIOS on what operating system you are using. I assume that you installed Windows XP if you are using version 2.70. For Windows Vista, you must use version 1.30.
Please check the good versions of BIOS.
I have a laptop A500-1GL.
Yesterday, I checked that the drivers download page, just to check if there is something new. and I noticed that there was a new version of the BIOS.
My old BIOS:
the Web site was:
So, I downloaded this file and flashed the BIOS... after the reboot, I checked the "regedit". and the version was changed to 1.7, but the date remains the same (05/06/10)!
Now, this isn't a big problem - I know, but I wanted to check the BIOS configuration (before the start).
So I restarted the laptop, you press "DEL"... nothing happened, went straight to Windows!
I tried again, with F1, F2 ~ F12... anyway.
So, how can I access the BIOS Setup screen? I tried re-flashing the BIOS again, but he keep saying that I already have the new version, so I can't flash.
> So, I restarted the laptop, you press "DEL"... nothing happened, went straight to Windows!
> I tried again, with F1, F2 ~ F12... anyway.
It looks at, start fast, active in the Bios. Read this thread, the Andrusito guy explained how he has disabled it:
Satellite Pro 4600. When starting I access Windows 2000 screen and then get the blue screen "The ACPI BIOS in this system is not fully compatible with ACPI." Please contact etc etc for BIOS updated. I downloaded version of update of the BIOS 2.60 since the Toshiba site and installed with a message "installed successfully". I always get the "bluescreen". Where I'm going wrong? Help would be appreciated.
Y at - it the ability to boot the operating system in safe mode? It works correctly?
Did you have a new installation Win2000?
Give us more information.
Failure of the update of the BIOS for Toshiba Satellite A300D - 125 PSAK4E (2, 80-WIN32 to 3.10 - WIN32).
The source that I tried to level is 30/04/09 dated dated http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/tracker.jsp?file=http%3a%2f%2fsupport1.toshiba-tro.de%2ftedd-files2%2f0%2fbios-20090430094605.zip
Screenshot available for more information futrher.
Please help thanks.
Also can someone tell me what's new in 3.10?
For your model laptop is not a BIOS version 3.10.
If you are looking for on the site of Toshiba Satellite A300D and PSAK4E model number, you can download the version 2.80.
Version 3.10 is for other A300D models!
You can check this on the Toshiba site and then stop to update BIOS please. You can destroy the ROM module
Today, I tried new BIOS flash, but in 21 of the 37 it stuck.
I waited for an hour, but nothink, just stuck.
No one key is active.
Then I removed my batery and tried to turn on the computer and the screen is black.
Nothink else does not appear here. I think the bios is dead...
WHAT I have TO do, I don't want to get to the guarantee, because I need to wait a month, only then my computer will be fixed.
Please help please please... :(
SORRY FOR MY POOR EANGLISH
It s a shame hear that mate!
It seems that something was wrong during the update of the BIOS, and so the laptop won't turn on.
I'm afraid that you can't do anything else as to contact the local ASP m!
The local ASP technician must check the device and possibly it might update the BIOS using a special BIOS and the special procedure.
Good luck buddy
I was rebuilding my laptop with a new installation of Windows 7 64-bit and after all was in charge he has restarted and sitting at the prior loading screen that says "HARD BBS-disk Boot" it used now to go further than that. Also, when I look at the BIOS settings, I lost the ability to boot from USB, which is how I loaded W7.
The problem is everything I try my laptop bluescreens OR it just sits at BBS-HDD.
I even tried a copy of XP that I had, but nothing seems to work. (This is what the blue screens laptop)
Is anyone able to help me with that and it would be useful to buy Toshiba reinstalling drive because I don't have the original I did.
Any help would be greatly appreciated
See you soon
Have you already tried to install Windows from the Toshiba Recovery disk? It contains a pre-tested image of factory with all the drivers and tools, so it should always work.
If not it material s serious malfunction and you need assistance from an authorized service provider.
I have 2 questions, hopefully someone can help me with that.
* The first question - quick fan *.
I'm on online gamer second life and world of the craft of war) recently my fan speed crank up to 90 percent for about 5/10 minutes before leaving quiet. Then speed up again after a period of time. I'm confused as to why he did this because when I check my cpu temp is only make 40%, and I use a cool buffer table.
I'm looking for some advise here because all said Toshiba was making sure I had the latest bios update. But I would have thought it is not the processor overheating the fan must not be crank that quickly. My laptop is only 2 months old.
Can anyone help, should I be worried?
* Second question - graphics driver *.
Also on a couple of times I got my screen briefly go black and then recover. A pop up appears saying something along the lines of the core of the graphics card.... Driver recovered. It flashes if fast, that I never see the entire message. Don't you think that something is wrong with the graphics card? (card nividia geforce gt300m)
I really hope that someone can offer more help that Toshiba has done, as I am a bit unhappy to be problems on a 2 month old laptop.
Thank you for reading and I look forward to any Advisor.
(> I'm on online gamer second life and world of the craft of war) recently my fan speed crank up to 90 percent for about 5/10 minutes before leaving quiet. Then speed up again after a period of time. I'm confused as to why he did this because when I check my cpu temp is only make 40%, and I use a cool buffer table.
> I'm looking for some advice here because all said Toshiba was making sure I had the latest bios update. But I would have thought it is not the processor overheating the fan must not be crank that quickly. My laptop is only 2 months old.
The cooling fan is controlled by the fan table in the BIOS. Fan table contains information about the temperature and the fan speed that means the depands on some level temperature fan speed.
Over all the possible game features as the CPU, GPU, produce heat and the heat dissipation is high
Cooling modules would begin to turn faster if the temperature level would be exceeded
This is nothing exceptional everything at stake
> Also on a couple of times I got my screen briefly go black and then recover. A pop up appears saying something along the lines of the core of the graphics card.... Driver recovered. It flashes if fast, that I never see the entire message. Don't you think that something is wrong with the graphics card? (card nividia geforce gt300m)
I read on a similar question, and apparently, the graphics card DRIVER crashed during games
Maybe it's a compatibility problem between game and pilot
In most cases the graphics card driver update should fix this and I read on some forums that it has helped in many cases
I activated the quick start function that ignores the Logos and boots only from the HARD drive, but I can't enter or reset the Bios.
I tried every combination of buttons, I can think.
Power on + F2 does not work.
F1, F10, F12, del, ESC, INS - all do not work
Set BIOS to day 1, 50-win.
To access the BIOS, you must turn on the unit first (press the power button) and immediately press the F2 key. You can press F2 repeatedly in the line to make sure that the button has been pressed.
By the way: the Toshiba HWSetup is preinstalled on most Toshiba laptops.
This utility provides the BIOS options and settings. So, you can change the boot order by using this tool also. You can find it in Toshiba Assist-> tab optimize
I have problems to enter the BIOS setup. At the start screen 1, I press ESC, and then check the system appears. Then press the F1 key. Once on the button, it takes me to the BIOS Setup and reboot the laptop. Any help will be much appreciated.
The laptop starts properly? I want to say is possible to get into the Windows operating system?
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