Satellite A60 and energy saving issues


I am facing a problem that drives me crazy. After I formatted my laptop and install Windows XP, I'm never able to install Toshiba Power Saver or any kind of Toshiba Utilities. Setup turns on, but after that, it displays an error message (sometimes just sound no message) and it stops.

To be more precise:

I use a Satellite A60-302, with extra addition of 256 MB of RAM. I formatted the C: partition and installed Windows XP Professional (I tried 3 different versions: right XP, XP with integrated SP1, XP with SP2 integrated; just to be sure if the problem was caused by service packs). Then I inserted the CD provided, put in place the ATI card, etc. its pilots respecting order but when it comes to saving energy, the nightmare starts.

I removed the RAM I added and tried the whole installation by the original Setup process, but no change... My hard drives are well checked for any kind of virus, and the installation process was done with the ethernet cable connected to offshore to prevent any possible intrusion.

Funny, I remember setting up Win XP Pro on this machine before 3 months no problem at all. The only significant change since that day is the update of the BIOS from 1.60 to 1.80.

Looks like a "common modules" error but it is not "common modules", on the CD or on the internet.

Finally, I must say that I can't use my recovery CD because it's Windows XP Home Edition in Turkish, but I use Windows XP Professional English provided by my employer.

Any help? I'll be delightened if someone could help me.

Post edited by: sunfury

Hi sunfury,.

I imagine you're nettled. But there must be a solution to your problem.

You are right. There is no common Modules for this machine. Usually the common Modules, all Toshiba tools depend on. It is the main module.

In your case, it is very important to use a specific order of installation. Normally, you must use the order of Installation set by Toshiba. You can find it on

But there is also another solution. I usually install on this path:
-chipset + display driver
-audio driver
-fix for... (all)
-one other drivers (modem, LAN etc..)

When you want to install the tools of Toshiba try in this order:
-Power Sawer
-Init GST
-TOSHIBA Hotkey Utility
-TOSHIBA Hotkey Utility for display
-Other utilities
-TOSHIBA Console

If you want to install SP2, maybe it will be better to do it later. It is also possible that some of the tools after installation of SP2 will not function properly.

If you still have problems made me know.

Good luck!

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