Satellite L40 PSL48E - BIOS update fails on VISTA 32 bit SP1
The 2.0 with latest downloads BIOS update failed.
After adjustment of the rights of the user and Disabling UAC is remaining the following command line error:
C:\TEMP\BIOS>winflash.exe P20B200. BIN
Cannot copy the BIOS image. (File name error?)
No idea how solved it, file name is correct?
You unzip the package to update the BIOS first?
It is very important that the BIOS package will be unpacked first.
Then, you can update the BIOS the winflash.exe execution.
So yesterday, I got a Toshiba pop-up message to update my BIOS, so I clicked it and it started to update but then it says "error checking".
So I closed it, cause I had to restart my computer after one previous update with another program and I thought to try to update the BIOS after you restart.
But once it restarted it is off, so I tried to put back market but the screen is black, lights are immediately (food, batt etc.) and the fan works just as well. I tried to take the battery out and in again but screen remains black.
Could someone please tell me what you think it might be and what I have to do.
I also tried with a HDMI, but it does not recognize.
Thank you for your help
I think I have bad news for you.
To me, it seems that the update of the BIOS didn't
Why? Who knows maybe that some applications that runs in the background affected the BIOS update process.
I've updated the BIOS on my laptop last night, everything went well. First, I downloaded the BIOS package from the Toshiba page. Then I unzipped the folder.
I closed all applications that looked like Firewall, antivirus etc software
Then I did the BIOS update
At least in cases where the BIOS update failed, you must get in touch with a local ASP Toshiba in order to solve this problem in the best of cases they need to update the module ROM again
I have a Satellite L40 13 G and the latest Bios update refuse to update.
I'm trying to update my BIOS because the laptop freezes randomly in time and I have problems of "graphic design" where the lag games where there is no form of explosion such as gunshots or a bomb.
There are no instructions, not in the exe and certainly not on the screen. If I didn't know how Flash a BIOS I would certainly not choose the .bin BIOS file in the directory between all DLL files.
Can you please tell me what your problem is now? What questions are you writing about?
If I understand you well you have correctly updated the BIOS. Am I right about that?
And what now? What do you mean?
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://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/faq.jsp?z=234&service=EU&from=faq_selection&CFID=B 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 - 20080617131457.zip" 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 - 20080617131457.zip") 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?
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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!
My last update of the BIOS has failed and my laptop PSU45E PrU400 Satellite is now out of use.
I want to use the recovery disk of crisis with a USB floppy drive, but I don't know the key combination to run the boot block.
Is that someone can help me?
I was wondering what crisis recovery disk you have? :|
In my experience the special drive is required, which is available only for ASP technician
That's why it of necessary to contact the ASP in your country to reflash BIOS.
In my opinion you shouldn't t try recovery disks of the crisis who loves you in the net, it can drive to the mobo damage
It is the second Toshiba laptop, I've managed to screw up. I don't know why, but it seems that Toshiba is especially prone to spectacular failure of BIOS.
This laptop (Satellite L40 - 12K, short model PSL40E) has a bios made by FRIEND and Toshiba has an update on its Web site for windows that uses the tool of WinFlash.exe made by ASUS.
The tool only works for 32-bit operating systems, and I had installed a 64-bit version of Windows, I could not pass the laptop.
Then I thought: we will try to update the bios from MS-DOS, using a bootable flash drive!
I went to the ASUS ftp site and downloaded the latest AFUDOS (2.41). This is a special version of the afudos FRIEND tool, specially designed for ASUS.
I ran the tool under MS-DOS, and it will make sure the BIOS automatically confirmed that the binary file was compatible with the laptop model and automatically starts the process of flashing.
But it crash in the phase of "flash erase". He was stuck there for HOURS, so I turned off the computer and tried to turn it back on.
Not at all, the laptop won't turn. It does not even ANY SOUND. NO LIGHTS, NO NOISE, NO FAN, NOTHING.
ABSOLUTELY AND COMPLETELY DEAD.
So, there you have it. I have flashed dozens of computers (servers, laptops, workstations, etc.) in my life, and I've only had TWO failures.
TWO of them were with Toshiba laptops. Geez, Toshiba is really the King of the failures of BIOS flashing!
I would never try update the Toshiba BIOS with a BIOS from other support pages for computer laptop manufacturer
What to say; I found one from Toshiba victory of the BIOS and traditional BIOS Toshiba U.S. driver page:
Maybe you could try to Flash the BIOS using this version of BIOS
If this is not possible, then only a service provider authorized Toshiba would be able to help you.
By the way: I've had three different Toshiba notebooks: A210, U400, and now Tecra A11.
The BIOS update has worked perfect for all series...
I've updated my laptop to run windows 7 instead of vista some time ago and my laptop was running, but the fan seems to stop working and I found that a BIOS update can fix this on this forum. The BIOS update has stopped responding partially through and I had to shut it down. I tried to run again, but he continued to come up with an error message. The laptop was working fine, but once I turned it on the next day I found that it is only responsible to a black screen. My laptop is out of warranty, but I thought I would send it out the hope for a decent price, but she came back with a cost of mounting A £400 for a replacement motherboard and price tag. Anyone know if these types of problems can be repaired without full replacement necessary?
Thanks to advanced to someone who can help :)
You must contact an authorized in this case service provider. You should speak with the technicians because they try to reflash the ROM module where the BIOS is stored. This isn't expensive and it s worth a try! ;)
You can find a list of the ASP s here:
http://EU.computers.Toshiba-Europe.com > support & downloads > find an authorized service provider
But in the worst case you need a new card of mother, but technicians must try to reflash the ROM module first
I used the download from Toshiba support page to identify my notebook A205-S4629 Satellite of model and downloaded the following BIOS update utility sa200f0v520.exe.
After construction the IOS Installer disk and running the Phoenix Phlash16 utility I get the following message "file a different part number of BIOS.
The utility uses the image file after MW10M520.ROM.
Any contribution is appreciated,
As far as I know the BIOS package downloaded from the Toshiba WE page driver contains the ZIP file self-extracting WinRAR 32-bit which includes both based on Windows and disk according to the BIOS update installation options.
Have you tried to update the BIOS using the BIOS Win-based?
What operating system do you use?
I bought a P200-157 to my son in summer 2007.
My son decide without asking me, upgrade the bios of motherboard with the VICTORY of 1.70 he downmloaded on the Toshiba download server.
He started the update in windows mode.
Unfortunalety, the upgrade stopped during the backup previous version. The laptop was frozzen.
It never boot from the problem of the tha.
I'm tying to create a crisis, but recovery disk it of seem to exist different versions of PHLASH16. EXE.
Do any of you know if crisis mode-recorery is available for laptop P200?
What version of PHLAS16. EXE is required and in what mode the disk has to be create (native DOS mode)?
I bought a USB external floppy drive and try the last days, but unsuccefully.
Kind regards. Yves (France).
That s a pity :(
The update of the BIOS is always a tricky process and there is always a small piece of risk.
Usually, if the BIOS update has failed then you need a help of a technician of the ASP.
The point is that you would need an update of the traditional BIOS to reflash the chip for the BIOS again.
But the Toshiba driver page provides only the victory of the BIOS which can be updated only from Windows OS-based.
Therefore, you will need to contact a local ASP which might help you.
Dude good luck
I tried to update my BIOS on a p305-8837...
Vista 64-bit... The pc turns off under the update and now it won t start... Light in the symbols... but black screen.
Can I do something or have I blown the BIOS chip and the main Board?
In this case you need help Toshiba ASP (certified partner)
Referring to an old thread from my friends...
I tried earlier to update the BIOS of v1.80 for v1.90 (whether by the automatic update tool Service Station and the direct download of the update of the BIOS).
Whenever the update of the BIOS ran, he abandoned arguing that the battery was low (it was not), alternating current was not on (it is) and the existing BIOS version was superior to the new version (it wasn't).
The real problem seems to be that the version of the BIOS (as shown in "Toshiba HWSetup") is:
+ The BIOS version = V234567890. 00/00/00000000000 +.
+ Version EC = 1.80 +.
However, in the Diagnostic PC Toshiba tool the BIOS version on the page of basic information is correctly reported as 1.80
At the point where I couldn't be worth blat my disc with the original image and try again. I was hoping that Toshiba would set the BIOS update to fix the problem. Didn't happen.
They released v2.00 BIOS in June 2011 and would not always up to date. So I backed up my data and tried to blat of the machine to factory State. What a nightmare...
The recovery image doesn't work well at all!
The first bit works (the original partition creation and image copy), but after the startup of Windows and the script factory Toshiba intervenes, all sorts of problems begin.
First of all, the thing stuck several times in a process of "assessment of system performance. This happens in several phases of reboots because the drivers are installed. Then there's a bunch of bug script error messages and DMI analyze the errors you will need to click on ' close and do not report the crash "type dialog. What makes it more difficult is that the Toshiba factory configuration script sets up a blank page trying to see you on what the bureau is to be avoided. Even if you try to pass in the Manager of tasks to complete the process deadlocked, it gives you a few seconds grace before forcing the Office to lock and hide behind the white screen again. If you're quick and good time, you can stop the evaluation of performance at a standstill (I think it's just the thing to the Windows Experience score). Same thing to reject the other boxes of error...
Finally, I arrived at the end of the script and the machine was built with all of the original software.
The program HWSetup still reports the version of BIOS of nonsense and the PC Diagnostic tool always reports it correctly.
The Service Station program now does not even start. It crashes with a message + "request the Toshiba Service Station could not initialize. Try to restart or reinstall the application. » +. I downloaded the last being on the website and installed... To be hosted later with the same message.
Program update direct BIOS for v2.00 made his usual thing you ask that the current BIOS version is greater than 200 and abandonment.
I even read in a FAQ that some recovery routines do not work correctly with more than 4 GB of RAM (I have 8 GB). So I did all of this once again with only 4 GB installed and the script was just as broken for 4 GB 8 GB.
I ran PC complete diagnosis for machine test suite and it turned up nothing.
A little confused now... Maybe time to log a failure while I have a few more months of warranty left. But the machine actually works, just can't update the BIOS. Would be my luck if a problem arose just after the warranty has expired, and they said 'just update the BIOS...
In front of me, I 3 laptop years. Over the past three years, Toshiba has offered 3 BIOS updates. I don t care about it and still use the original version that I got with my laptop. I want to say, why change anything and start this risky If update everything works fine and it does.
Several times I have read here that people write about the problems of updating the BIOS and damaged BIOS. This risk does not apply to me just having the latest version.
Anyway, if you want to have all past orders on your laptop, it is without a doubt your legitimate right. In General, the BIOS updates are tested before Toshiba offers for download so I really put t understand why you have this kind of problems. The problem with the installation of recovery is also strange.
A few months ago, a friend of mine bought A660 and I helped him create recovery DVDs, and we also tested the recovery procedure everything including the three options:
Back to out-of-box state
Recover without changing the hard drive partitions
Get a custom size partition
Everything worked perfectly so I m really confused about everything you write.
Unfortunately, I can't help you with this. When I could have your laptop in front of me to see exactly what is happening, it will be much easier to understand all of this.
I updated the BIOS on different laptops, and I got lucky because every time that everything was fine.
Your laptop is guaranteed valid so I recommend you contact Toshiba service provider in your country and ask for assistance.
What do you think about this?
I've known keyboard lag on my C660 - 184 (PSCOQE) since I got it, and it seems to have recently got worse.
I tried to do the update of the recommended BIOS (bios 20110530152148) to fix, but the gains of the update with this error message:
Problem event name: APPCRASH
Application name: winflash.exe
Application version: 184.108.40.206
Application timestamp: 4b0b90c3
Fault Module name: ntdll.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.1.7601.17514
Timestamp of Module error: 4ce7ba58
Exception code: c0000029
Exception offset: 000907b 6
OS version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 2057
More information 1:e8ad
More information 2:e8adce1c2b9e7be834b4063ac3c53863
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Any ideas? Thank you!
BIOS update requires the VAP (value added package) and all the security tools should be put off.
Here are full instructions of the update to the BIOS:
You can also check if new OS install this fix because this problem could be related to confused operating system, you know, but first try reinstalling the VAP and make sure you use the good BIOS.
I update the BIOS of my laptop and something went wrong: () now my laptop does not turn on the screen.
I went to see on the web about Cree Bios recover. I created my floppy drive and I am using a USB drive connected to the USB port on the right below.
When I click FN + B laptop computer goes into mode of recovery and is 40 seconds for the disc I wait 10 minutes turn off the laptop and nothing (still dead: ())
I downloaded the bios.wph tohsiba site for this laptop.
The laptop is a: Satellite A200-1BQ. Part number: PSAECE-01V011PT
Please help me... the phone reads the disk but then does nothing... must be something failed... have used the phlash.ini but do not...
Thank you very much
Well, I think in this case you can do anything and I would not try this BIOS recovery program. There is no formal way and you could destroy most or the entire module ROM.
You must contact an authorized assistance service provider. Technicians can try to reflash the ROM module I'm sure they will help you as much as possible.
Good luck! :)
I know it is old enough, but until now, it was just good enough for my use.
In any case, after I did a restore of the Windows Vista operating system came with my computer, I got a notification of one of the tools of Toshiba that an updated BIOS is available for my computer.
I downloaded and tried to perform an update. After that the process had finished (probably), the computer has not responded to the pad touchscreen and keyboard. I was not sure if the update really took place, especially because it looked like the computer has been is frozen. So I left it for the next +/-30 minutes, but no change.
So I decided to reset it as even the power button did not work. So I had to remove the battery and unplug the AC power.
... and the computer has (almost) dead then.
Now, it is that when I press the power button it seems to power up but the screen remains blank, fan works and Windows is not booting. It's just a short scratching sound of the DVD drive noise, and that's all.
My question is, what is the recovery procedure in my situation? I tried to look for potential assistance on the Internet and I found a few forum or articles messages indicating that there is some recovery for the different BIOS procedures, but what is the procedure for my BIOS? The only thing I found the 'work' was that if I press the power button now the keys Fn + Esc, computer laptop powers on with power button / stop flashes. But how to force recovery BIOS flashing procedure?
Thanks in advance for any help!
It's really stupid situation now. You will not be able to fix it with a simple recovery operation. BIOS is broken.
In the past I have faced no such situation but on this forum I found a very interesting thread on BIOS recovery. Please take some time and visit this thread.
Maybe this will help you with your machine.
I tried to do an update of the BIOS on my laptop and it failed. Now what happens when you press on the power button is the fan turn upward and the light come on. No screen, no POST and then he died. Someone has ideas how to get out it?
Unfortunately the BIOS is done and what you need is a professional help. In General, you should contact the nearest Toshiba service provider and ask for help.
If you have a control to please http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=54395 which is very thread interesting any similar problem, but the guy at this problem found solution how to solve this problem. Maybe it will help you.
Check it out.
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