Satellite Pro U300 (PSU31E) standby & hibernation fails after updating BIOS
I wonder if it is common that after the upgrade of the Satellite Pro U300 (PSU31E) of the BIOS 2.50 at BIOS 3, 70 - Win or 3, 90 - Win, do sleep modes and Hibernate the * completely locked laptop computer? *
After the upgrade, when I try to enter sleep or hibernation, the laptop turns off the LCD and gets locked so it isn't help to press and hold the power button, open/close the cover, press Fn - F3 or F4 - Fn, the only way is to disconnect the power supply and wait until the battery runs down, or simply be very rough and * disconnect the battery *.
While the Pro U300 is locked, I hear that HARD drive and fans are also swivel - as soon they were when entering standby or hibernation mode. Very ugly behavior - you can FRY your laptop with something like that. I thought that BIOS 3.70 was faulty but unfortunatelly version 3.90 also worthless.
Furthermore, I can't yet understand why large (70% of the zip file) file of the package to upgrade the BIOS (3.70 and 3.90)... is the portable other flashers log file?
Your ad, I understand that the screen does not wake up after its entry in the standby or hibernation mode.
Am I wrong?
I noticed that Toshiba has released a new version of the Intel graphics driver.
At this time the update is 02/20/08 and the version is 188.8.131.5231.
Maybe you should try to update the display driver too check to see if it would help to get rid of this annoying display problem
I recommend to remove the old version of the graphics driver first, then install the new downloaded driver.
Mate good luck
I'm using the Toshiba Satellite Pro 4320 (SP 4320). With the very old BIOS (first) version 1.0, the system has worked well on LINUX (Ubuntu) and Windows XP. So I found the update of the BIOS (latest version on the toshiba Web site). I did update the BIOS version 1.0 BIOS version 2.7.
Now, I can't use any PCMCIA card.
Everything works fine, but I can't use two PCMCIA slots.
The cards will be recognized, but the system says that there is a resource conflict.
(WLAN/WiFi adapter) PCMCIA cards worked very well with the old BIOS version 1.0, but now it does not work.
Windows XP says: 'conflict resource' and Ubuntu/Linux said after typing dmesg: "pccard gives wrong answer, for example."
Please, help me!
Someone got an older version of BIOS?
My idea is to 'downgrade' the BIOS BIOS version 1.0 or version 1.x.
I have to downgrade the BIOS to at least 2. 6.
Have you tried installing WXP again using Toshiba Recovery CD?
I mean it's so old model of laptop and I can't imagine that Toshiba will offer this update of the BIOS so long if there is a serious problem with it.
I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro U300 model no notebook 01900REN PSU31E purchased as new and connected to Windows XP.
It worked perfectly fine for about a year until very recently when it started freezing on blue welcome screen. I had to disconnect the battery because it has not proceeded past the blue welcome screen. I ran the antivirus avast but it nothing of the detected note. Now even when I disconnect and reconnect the battery the screen does not go beyond the Welcome screen blue even if the mouse is moved again, and occasionally the pointer arrow-pointer to sand-clock pointer initially and then rest as arrow-pointer changes. Pressing buttons, Ctrl + Alt + Delete, using the mouse or the battery are not any good.
I backed up things but not until recently. Please help me, I'm an amateur like these sorts of things, I'm English teacher from teaching professional so I really need materials and capabilities of the laptop. What should I do, please help!
Thanking you in advance,
Hey the view,.
Have you tried the same thing in safe mode? Go to the advanced boot menu by pressing F8, select Safe mode.
It of really difficult to say why this is happening but if it doesn t work I think that it s time to reinstall Windows. So take the Toshiba Recovery disk and boot from it. If you follow the instructions on the screen you get factory in minutes! :)
While using the laptop the fan comes in for a few seconds and then stops again, which causes the temperature
increase... what makes the fan?
Throttle upward rather than stay in a slow to medium status.
I'm running Vista Business, but I did ' t find the parameters in this regard.
In the ACPI BIOS is not accessible, but as already posted my problem looks a bit like this:
Re: ACPI fan on Satellite L30
Posted the: 13-Sep-2007 22:08 reply
The fan goes in cycles like this:
Less than 50, fan
When > 55, fan to full
When< 55,="" fan="" on="">
When< 50,="" fan="" off="">
and it continues
It would be much better than when he went to more than 50 years she just spend on bass, then
It would never reach 55 and never go up.
And the laptop would be 100 x more silent.
Another thing: the Germany from Toshiba support page won't load at all or is the global page
very slow, using different locations and conections. That I can not retrieve all the information to help me.
And I do not think the University backbone or my DSL 6 Mbps at home is the problem
The fans begin to turn only if a certain temperature point has been reached.
These fan table information is stored in the BIOS and cannot be changed.
Some computers laptops satellite supports an additional option in the Toshiba HWSetup. It allows to change the CPU dynamically switchable or always low frequency mode.
This would set the temperature to a lower level and the fans would lead occasionally.
In any case, to my knowledge, this option is not available in the Toshiba HWSetup and not in the BIOS so I guess that it s not possible to control fan behavior.
By the way; If you wish, you can test a tool like aSpeedFanfreeware.
This program can control the speed of the fans according to the temperatures of the system.
Maybe it will work on your Satellite Pro U300
In version 1.9 of the PSAK1E A300D bios there are settings to change the mode of the SATA controller. After updating the BIOS, it disappears. The cell phone was in non-AHCI mode before the update and now it is stuck there. Anyone got the old BIOS at hand (my backup is long gone)? It will completely go AWOL if I downgrade the BIOS version?
Have you downloaded the right version of the BIOS of your laptop or another model?
You should also try to load the default settings in the BIOS (F9).
Check this box!
To be hoenst I can t imagine that this option is no longer available on newer BIOS version
Hi, I need help!
computer laptop, tested just got everything ok with Vista business and everything works fine.
Now, I have a requirement to test a laptop duel boot XP build and follow the attached instructions to change the BIOS so that I can install XP.
Restarted the laptop with the bios disk selected bios XP and everything seems ok.
The phone rings, I answer. When I finished, I think back to the laptop and screen is white.
Leave it for 20 minutes still white. Stop the laptop and reboot, no tosh start screen, nothing.
Now does not start, so what do I do to get this thing working again?
This looks very bad! :(il ressemble pas à quelque chose a mal tourné àle cours de la procédure de mise à jour dele de BIOS, et donc l'ordinateur portable ne peut pas démarrer correctement.)
I hope that the ROM module must be flashed again.
This can be done only by an authorized service provider.
I see no other solution for contact ASP in your country and ask for help and handling.
Good luck and best regards
My laptop is a satellite 4100XCDT with windows xp and I want to install linux.
Have the cd bootable linux (tested on other computers) but laptop doesn't not boot cd shape so I updated the bios with version 8.20 from the toshiba support site.
Tried the disks formatted 1.44 and 7.20 such as recommended in the manual of the 4xxx series. BIOS has been updated successfully
Result: after pressing the switch of the usual screen Toshiba appears, after the disc hard led flashes for a few seconds then windows except modus menu appears. After I made my choice (all tried) a few seconds later (and hard drive led light) flashes a blue screen (not enough long to read the message) and the computer is restarted. When starting from a back bootable floppy, I can't reach the (cd rom) drives (hdd) C and D
But in my opinion that Windows Save menu modus is called from the hard drive (so I think that the hard drive still works)
Well, in my opinion a part on the HARD drive or bootable partition might be corrupted.
You are right, if the windows save mode appears therefore HARD drive has been recognized by the BIOS and the HARD drive is bootable.
I think there must be something wrong with the data on the HARD drive.
Something similar happened on my laptop several weeks ago. After you use the chkdsk/r, I was able to run the operating system again. But then I installed everything again.
On the Toshiba page I found the companion disc.
The accompanying disk is capable of detecting your CD-ROM drive on the
Toshiba during the boot process. If you need access to your CD-ROM
Hunt, then delete "rem" Word the following lines in the Autoexec. BAT
and CONFIG. SYS on the accompanying disk.
REM if exist toscd001 a:\mscdex D:TOSCD001 /M:10 (AUTOEXEC. BAT)
REM device = a:\toscdrom.sys (CONFIG. (SYS)
It may be useful
I have PC Satellite A200 - 1 M 7.
I downloaded the update of BIOS, installed.
After completing the installation application password PC (I have had no password on the front).
BIOS is also asking password.
Can you help me?
It's strange, but a BIOS password can only be deleted an ASP.
In your case I find the nearest ASP and ask for help.
http://EU.computers.Toshiba-Europe.com-online decision-making supported downloads & => find an authorized service provider
After the bios update newest to my Satellite Pro U300 (PSU31E) Lan Realtek adapter not working anymore. The map shows in Device Manager, but if I connect a cable, nothing happens (it says no cable connected).
Adapter Ethernet LAN connection:
Medienstatus...: En medium (disconnected)
Description...: Realtek RTL8101 Family PCI - E Fast Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)
Physical address: 00-1B-24-98-D7-AA
DHCP aktiviert...: Ja
Autokonfiguration aktiviert...: Ja
Thanks for your advice!
In your case I would uninstall the Realtek LAN driver.
Can I visit the Realtek and download and reinstall the latest LAN driver.
In addition, in the DOS command window, you can try to run this command:
* Ipconfig / renew *.
PS: Try to also set the default BIOS too.
I have a Satellite Pro U300 PSU31E and have problems with the critical level of batteries and hibernation since I got it.
It comes with Vista Business
Critical battery level is set at 2% - is the the strage thing if I hit Hibernate mode (via the power button or start > Hibernate) it have hibernated ok - even at 2% remaining battery. However if I leave it to do this automatically (via the action of critical battery and critical battery level Windows) he died just in hibernation - looks like it ran out of power. The only way I can operate automatically through Windows is by setting the battery level critical to 8% (he dies still in hibernation on what whether it is less than 8%).
Normally you would just say ok the critical low level must be higher but one) why when I Hibernate manually less than 8% is working perefectly and b) put 8% loses me a good a few minutes! and (c) especially the computer or the battery do not think they are flat at 8% - then, the problem is that it allows you to restart. When the computer starts less than 8%, he has already missed his firm critical point 8% so then just down and down with no further action of the battery until it dies. My XP laptop would be closed, then the computer would know the battery is flat and do not allow a restart up to the critical load of 3%.
What is one thing Vista or Toshiba?
Probably not the battery I have 2 with exactly the same problem
I have all the latest drivers for the power and Vista SP1 and latest version of the BIOS
I think it s not a Vista problem or question Satellite U300.
The point is that the OS Vista needs a lot of resources and more energy than the older Microsoft operating systems.
Always is it that same laptop with pre-installed Win XP would be a lot more time using the power of the battery as with Vista OS.
Vista is a monster and he eats all the material resources.
This means that if you use the Vista operating system, you must set the parameters of critical battery at a higher level to make sure that your laptop (Vista OS) would end Hibernate process correctly.
I think that the last 2% of the battery power is simply not enough to put the laptop into hibernation mode.
So don't worry, relax and enjoy your beautiful baby ;)
I have problem with interface ethernet (wired) in my Satellite Pro U300. I use in many places (home, office, customers) and when I restore in sleep or hibernation mode interface ethernet shows that the * cable is disconnected *, despite the connection of the cable * is * connected and works perfectly with all other devices, laptops and PC.
The switch also shows that the there no signal link. But re - activate the malfunctioning ethernet port, just disable the ethernet interface and then after 5s (1 s is too short!) turn on.
Then a baloon in taskbar window indicates that there are 10 Mbit/s link, but actually, the link works at 100 Mbps (I can see it in the connection status window and the ethernet LEDs switch). This is the only laptop that has this kind of problems.
I have the latest version of the installed ethernet 5.664.205.2007 driver on Win XP SP2.
Is it possible I'm getting rid of turn on interface ethernet several times per day (except change laptop)?
I put t have a real solution but I have a few proposals of solution
First of all, you should check in Device Manager if the network card has been properly recognized. The Ethernet card should be listed under network without any yellow exclamation point cards.
If the network adapter has been properly recognized, then the next step should be checking the properties of the LAN connection.
There, you should check the properties of the TCP/IP protocol.
The settings such as IP address automatically get & address of DNS server automatically get must be marked.
I suspect you have a defective battery (standard installed on the laptop) on my new Satellite Pro U300 - 11 k and I wonder if someone had a similar problem.
When the power drops to 10%, my laptop occasionally loses power. In the range of less than 7% capacity always loses power, i.e. either fails to start the hibernation, or is unable to complete the process (I can always tell if power was lost during hibernation because of the characteristic of the system of protection HD sound). I did several tests, especially in the power saving mode. "High performance" mode power seems to be a little more reliable, but still fails to shut down less than 5% of the capacity. The level of Hibernate by default on the Toshiba Windows Vista pack is as low as 2%, so I can wait until it is able to work at this level.
Overall the battery capacity is about 1 h (Media Player, fashion high performance, maximum intensity) at all about 2 to 2.5 hours (slowed or text editor, mode, brightness low power saving). Charging time is about 1 hour (seems too short). They are difficult to objectively assess that Toshiba avoids quoting the specifications of the battery, but I consider the question of the reliability of the above as being a serious (do not want to take the risk of damaging the HD). I am considering visiting the service center, but leaving both the computer and the battery with them would be a nuisance for me and I would rather avoid it if I can. I wonder if I can claim the warranty on the battery alone?
Any suggestions would be welcome.
-The U300 is a few weeks old.
-The battery has been fully charged and discharged (approximately 15 times since purchase).
-Cooldown takes 1 h - 1.5hrs
-J' using Vista Business
-J' went through the power settings to make sure they are ok and to change threshold levels
-I am an experienced business user, I use a laptop computer at work which stops always perfectly to the power level of 3%
Thanks for help
> Overall the battery capacity is about 1 hour (Media Player, fashion high performance, maximum intensity) at all about 2 to 2.5 hours (slowed or text editor, mode, brightness low power saving). Charging time is about 1 hour (seems too short).
Reading your post, I do see no battery issues! Everything you say is right and not a malfunction.
Please note that the Vista operating system needs much more computing resources and the battery is much more emphasized running Vista!
Please also note that the level and time to discharge the battery can be different! Everything depands of the use of the laptop!
All the portable devices and parts waste the power of the battery at the same time and that's why there are differences in the discharge procedure.
Don t be afraid and take advantage of your laptop but if you think you will need to contact the ASP in order to clarify this issue, then feel free to contact service technician.
They should be able to help you.
need your help...
I have the Satellite Pro U300 series and most recently the numbers four and six obtained busted... its does not work so I try to use the superposition of numeric keypad but I have observed that after pressing FN + F11 nothing happens...
Please help me...
When you use FN + F11 small control LED must be lit and the keypad must be enabled.
If your laptop is preinstalled with Toshiba recovery image this option SHOULD work correctly.
So nobody here knows what you did with your laptop and why these options are not available more.
Before you start with advice how to get this working again once please let us know what operating system is preinstalled on your Satellite Pro U400.
I hope someone can help me...
I have a Satellite Pro U300 and recently she comes with a stop with the message Unmountable_Boot_Volume error screen.
Starting the machine, told me that windows did not start properly due to a problem of HW or SW. I gives me the options to start windows normally, go back to the last good configuration known or open in safe mode, however all these lead to the error message Unmountable_Boot_Volume.
I am responsible to ensure that all new HW or SW is installed correctly and disable them if necessary. However, I have not installed anything recently and the computer was working fine.
The error message appears for 4 seconds, and then the computer restarts and appears with the same startup message and continues in this circle reboot after each stop error message.
I'm not a computer whizz as you probably can, but I would be very happy if someone knows what happened to my computer!
Sometimes the file system can get damaged due to power outages or viruses or bad RAM.
First of all, you should check the disk for bad sectors. Run the test Advanced in DFT (it is a bootable CD or a floppy disk):
Then, try to fix the file system by plugging the drive on another PC using a USB 2.5 "SATA HDD adapter. Run CHKDSK on the drive.
If this does not work, you can try to repair Windows by going to the Recovery Options in the Windows Start Menu (press F8 before Windows starts).
I have a Satellite Pro U300 with windows XP pro.
When I run my webcam, I get the message:
"oben driver webcam fail, please restart camera or computer.
On the homepage Toshiba that I can't find a driver for the webcam, what can I do?
Very useful. Thank you very much!!!
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