Satellite L40 - 14Y Bios Update with HARD drive empty

I need to update the Bios of my Satellite L40 - 14Y / PSL48E-01F01UGR of Version 1.60 to 5.50 (for Windows XP). The HARD drive is _ * authorized/empty * _.

My problem: the 'solution' as given

[Http:// IOS & FID = TRO0000000b07]

is unreasonable/erraneous. The instructions provided in this site for the "traditional update: BIOS is updated using a floppy ' lead 'procedure 7" for a Satellite L40.

7 procedure is however simply: copy the 5 files, such as listed in the respective "bios -" zip file on the disk ("+ extracted the zip file containing the upgrade of the BIOS to a formatted floppy + '). This disk is - of course - _ * bootable * _ and its usage with the error message "NTLDR" not found as shall be provided.

We know a solution to this problen other than the installation of an operating system for the current object of updating the Bios from an operating system?

Additional note: the attempt to install the 5.50 Bios by running winflash.exe (which is the single executable in "bios -") failed because it "does not in DOS mode. But he could start with a few other disk started micro operating system, such as, for example, Caldera back. We know something about that? The statement: "run the *.exe extracted to the temporary folder. .... . A BIOS update diskette will be generated"as given for other than blackness L40 laptops means that a * _bootable_ disk is"generated ". Other laptops with the same Bios 5.50 as the L40?

Post edited by: jetztkommich

Post edited by: jetztkommich

Post edited by: jetztkommich

Hi jetztkommich,

Don t do so complicated: anything that can be downloaded from the Toshiba site, you will find. If there is that only a basic Windows Update the BIOS, you can run the update of the BIOS under Windows. I think that s easy to understand.

As Al - Ex worte, you can try the update on a Windows disc packed with bart PE.
Check this box!

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    Post edited by: Fenix_D
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    Wow... He tooked a lot of time to read your post...

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