Satellite M40-276 - memory not detected in the Bios upgrade
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I have a client with a toshiba Satellite m40-276. I've updated his memory to give it a little more to play with...
Went into the bios to see if everything was OK but no projected additional memory. I removed the new and old memory and put in the new 1 GB module and restart the computer.
The bios has not yet changed the size of the old memory?
Went to windows and of course that the memory has been detected it normally?
I added the other memory module and went into the bios again, but no change it?
Windows, however, recognized that the two modules?
His computer is the same bios to factory and has never been updated.
My questions are... why the bios doesn't recognize the upgrade memory? It will help in upgrading the bios?
Enjoy all the suggestions I can get on this issue.
Generally, if you upgrade RAM using tested compatible modules, that should be recognized correctly.
We do not know what modules you use, and I guess that there is a compatibility issue.
RAM on Satellite M40 276 can scale up to 2 GB of RAM and compatible modules are:
DDR2 400/533 256 MB (PA3389U - 1 M 25)
512 MB DDR2-400/533 (PA3412U - 1 M 51)
1 GB OF DDR2 400/533 (PA3411U-1M1G)
Mr President, in my computer the dvd rom is not detected in the Bios & windows. Send me a PSE with solution please.
1. which version of the windows operating system is installed in the computer?
2. What is the brand and model of the computer?
Your CD or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs
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I also suggest you to connect with the computer manufacturing and update drivers for BIOS.
I need some advice here. I have a Toshiba Satellite a colleague here, type L40 - 14N. She wanted to run the Toshiba Recovery CD procedure to get back original configuration... system was going way too slow and all that, no other problems. Anyway, she's not very experienced and one way or another the recovery failed.
Problem is that the system does not detect a HARD drive now more for some reason any. Not in the BIOS, not during the procedure of Toshiba Recovery CD if I start it now. I also tried a Vista installer retail and loaded drivers SATA raid as mentioned on this forum. Without success, no HARD drive detected.
It's weird, because nothing essentially. Any suggestions how I could solve this problem and get the HARD drive online?
If the HARD drive is not detected, the installation of recovery will not work and also a Microsoft installation disc.
The HARD drive should be detected in the BIOS, otherwise that an installation is not possible.
However, it seems that the HARD drive is defective because the BIOS peut t detect it.
If your laptop is in warranty got a local ASP or you change the HARD drive by yourself.
I use a M30x since 2004 with its CD/DVD drive * a S mat. DVD-RAM UJ-831
When I was with Windows XP, I have never had problems to read or write on CD, CD - R, DVD, DVD - R or DVD - RW. But recently I installed windows seven, and since that day the drive won't recognize the DVD. I can still read and burn CDs and CD - R. I'm burning the same Virgin DVD-+ R/RW as before, but the drive won't detect them. Those I have already burn are not detected or the other.
My computer says that the CD/DVD drive work properly and drivers are up to date.
I tried to clean the lens, but nothing has changed. And I tried to reinstall the drivers, but I could not found for windows seven.
Thanks for the help.
Have you tried to delete the upper and lower registry Filters >
Pleas check it!
You will find the registry key where filters must be removed.
I could use to solve this problem: bought this laptop computer without a disk of the auction. Installed again 2.5 inches HDD SATA 250 GB, which was not detected in BIOS and also not detected when using a MS Vista installation disc. When trying to install Vista, get a message no drive seen HARD and demand for pilots.
I flashed the BIOS with version (2.0) of lates without problem through the CD drive, but still no detection of HARD drive.
The drive partitioned and formatted NTFS without problem by using another computer and USB SATA adapter using the command line method. Just for additional verification, I went on the new HARD drive to an extra 2.5 "SATA HDD used for backups, but that the HARD drive has also not been detected.
It is not a "compatibility" option in CMOS to select SATA or Auto, etc..
There is not a second HDD, so this isn't a question of slave/primary. There are no jumpers on the new HARD drive.
Set the CMOS settings 'by default' does not solve the problem.
The SATA connectors on the HARD drive and laptop computer are in perfect condition.
Also, the drive is not detected on the laptop connected via USB to SATA Adapter, but of course there is no OS installed to support this connection.
In any case, I just can't come up with any more ideas to try.
Any suggestions would be really appreciated!
The BIOS should recognize the HARD disk even if the SATA mode would be compatible or AHCI. This should not affect the recognition of the HARD drive.
You said that you have tested the condition of the HARD drive and it's ok, so I guess that it s no disc HARD question.
Hmm, you could try to format the HARD drive once more and then connect the portable computer HARD drive.
Another idea: Remove/Disconnect the CD/DVD drive and then connect the HARD drive to the SATA connector.
If it does not, then I recommend to test another HARD drive, otherwise if the new HARD drive would not work, then a SATA controller may be defective.
I received recently 2 new HP desktop computers.
HP Elitedesk 800 G2 SFF
HP Elitedesk 800 G2 TWR
The goal is to test our real W7 x 64 image on these machines and to inject the missing drivers in the image.
MDT 2010 to create a deployment on a USB hard disk drive.
This disc of deployment is already used on 16 different models of HP in the company (Elitebook, zBook, EliteDesk) to install our image so I know it works.
Unfortunately, the two HP Elitedesk 800 G2, I can't start the boot disk but I cannot to USB for a USB key.
The USB drive is not detected and not proposed in the BIOS Menu of STARTUP.
Only the internal HD, external USB Flash Disk, DVD and network devices are detected.
Here's what I already checked or tried:
- Latest Version of the BIOS installed (2.05)
- UEFI Boot has been disabled. (not supported by our record of deployment)
- USB ports are enabled (front and rear).
- All types of USB devices are allowed in the BIOS
- The start command has been changed to start with USB devices.
- Legacy support is active and Secure Boot disabled
- Delete the keys to secure boot
- Reset secure by default startup keys
- This morning, I created a new disk deployment on a USB Flash drive and it works!
So, it seems that only Flash USB drives are detected.
I know it is possible to return the flag removalble on a USB device to cheat the system and make it appear as a disk fixed, but I want a simple solution.
Does anyone know a fix or a workaround for this problem?
Thanks in advance!
For those interested in the answer, here's the final results.
It turns out that the hard 500 GB external drive can be detected if it is fomatted in FAT32.
It's strange because my 16 GB USB Flash drive formatted in NTFS works very well.
In any case, I'll create a FAT32 Partition to the Boot MDT files and put my picture (because the file is too big for FAT32 partition) on the secondary partition (formatted as NTFS).
Thanks to the technical pre-sales team of HP who helped me with this!
I have an A60 which began to shut down and not start.
I tried to use the restore CD that has reinstalled the operating system, but the laptop still not managed to start after that.
I suspected that the HD failed and bought a toshiba 40gig drive replacement. I have installed the new drive but and been in the BIOS (F2 and F1), but the BIOS indicates there is no HD installed.
The recovery CD installs saying there no drive selected.
Can anyone offer any help or advice on what I can try next?
Here are some technical details.
Laptop Toshiba A60-672
old MK4025GAS (40gig) drive
spare MK4026GAT (40gig) drive
> I have an A60 which began to shut down and not start.
I tried to use the restore CD that has reinstalled the operating system, but the laptop still not managed to start after that.
For me, it looks more like an overheating problem caused by the internal temperature.
It is a typical problem if the cooling fans are clogged and that air can circulate properly.
> I thought the HD failed and bought a toshiba 40gig drive replacement. I have installed the new drive but and been in the BIOS (F2 and F1), but the BIOS indicates there is no HD installed.
One of my friends has updated the own Satellite with the new HARD drive and the HARD drive was not recognized by the BIOS due to the assignment of the PIN wrong and riders Check this!
I bought a SanDisk SSD II specially 2 days.
I plugged it in the first my motherboard SATA port and a SATA power cable. Then I started up my computer and installed Windows 7 Pro without any problem on the SSD, but after I shut down the PC, the SSD is not longer detected in the bios.
The thing is that if I enter the BIOS, the SSD is not detected the first time, but if I restart the computer it will be detected on the next launch.
Identically, Windows, if I do a "reboot", everything works fine, but if I make a stop, then SSD will not be detected the next time I start the computer.
Do you think I should return the SSD?
Thanks in advance
I fixed it by choosing the AHCI mode (instead of IDE).
FYI, my motherboard is an Asus P7P55D.
not serious... I am back... I did a little reading and tried to read another cd in the drive and the message came to say "can't play because the dvd decoder is not installed, so I guess that's the problem because I have a recovery * DVD *.» Anyone know where I can find a dvd for a Satellite M40 decoder?
> can't play because the dvd decoder is not installed
This message appears if you want to play DVD movies with an application like Windows Media Player that has no (plug-in) installed DVD decoder.
Usually the DVD can be played with special programs like WinDVD or PowerDVD for example!
But this DVD decoder has nothing to do with the Toshiba Recovery DVD and the fact your new DVD Player cannot read the recovery DVDs.
I'm a reader of memory cards SanDisk who accepts memory cards from cameras and any photos on the computer. When I insert into my computer, nothing appears. When I look in 'My Computer', I don't see anything about this, but it makes a noise every time I insert or remove the side of my computer. How can I find the memory on my computer card reader?Hi shelbylorene,1. don't you make changes before the show?Step 1: Check if the device is detected in Device Manager. Follow the steps to go to the Device Manager
a. Click Start, type devmgmt.msc and press to enter.
b. Locate the device name in the list of Bus USB controllers.
c. If you see point relative to the SD card, right above and click on uninstall.
d. restart the computer and check if the card installs successfully.Step 2: If the device is not visible in the list of items in the Device Manager, and check if it is the hidden device.
a. click view hidden under display devices.
b. expand all winks in Device Manager.
c. There will be multiple entries in the device in gray Manager uninstall all entries shaded under all the winks and then restart the computer and connect the external device to the computer and check if it works.
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I did the update on my laptop Satellite C855-14 days, and all of a sudden the power went out,
now the pc running either party but not nothing DON'T get PAST...
What should do?
+ The message was edited: message has already been translated.
From my point of few the EPROM module must be re-flashed once more with special BIOS crisis recovery disk.
Usually, this procedure could be done only by authorized service provider available in your country.
But I found an interesting announcement about how to flash the BIOS on U400 series.
See the last post [here: http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=62852]
But I don't very well if this info would be useful and if it would work in your laptop to Mr. However, in case this would not work, contact the ASP from Toshiba for help
I simply formatted laptop Satellite Pro L300.
I used all the drivers updated Toshiba and everything is fine.
I then updated the bios with the latest version.
After this laptop computer is unbootable but continues to scroll through the start menu and any which option to choose it just keeps doing the same.
The ides welcome
What start menu, you mean?
I put t understand how it is possible until you wrote that your laptop does not start?
I wanted to install XP on a Satellite A200-1AX.
So I tried to update the Bios to the version that supports supported XP.
When I tried to install it, crashed Vista and now the laptop won't even turn on.
When I keep the power button pressed, the whistling fan but nothing happens.
I think the BIOS is gone or corrupted.
What should I do?
Thanks in advance for any help!
> When I keep the power button pressed, the whistling fan but nothing happens. I think the BIOS is gone or corrupted. What should I do?
What to say to boyfriend. It seems that something was wrong during the process of updating the BIOS maybe the BIOS was not written correctly and the ROM module must be flashed again with the help of a special procedure and the tool.
In this case, you can do anything you will need to contact the ASP in your country for a fix!
Don t waste time and ask a technician for assistance.
Good luck and best regards
I installed the latest version of the bios on my computer Satellite C660D-104, but it has not restarted.
Where is the place to do a reset?
Under the ram I have any triple x or B499
I can not find, can you help me please?
BIOS update has not this means that the ROM module (where the BIOS is stored) isn t flashed properly.
As far as I know that this problem could be solved by flashing module ROM using Toshiba BIOS disk of the crisis.
I guess Toshiba authorized service provider to have this disc of crisis and able to reflash the ROM
I've had trouble with an "(ne répond pas) error ' while I was on IE8, so I looked up a few forums that all suggested I go to the manufacturers website and update the drivers for my computer."
So I logged on the site of Toshiba Australia, put in all my details model numbers and a list of updates came.
Great, I thought.
1 was an upgrade of the Bios, so I clicked on the link and let the machine do its thing.
Now I can't start my machine.
How can I fix it? Can I downgrade my bios to what it was?
If your laptop isn't the answer (I mean you won't see anything on the screen) then this means that your updates to the BIOS in the wrong way.
This means the module ROM BIOS was flashed note correctly.
In this case, you will need professional help to an ASP in your country.
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