Tecra 8100: Problem installing OS - no recovery CD
any body can help me?
I lost my laptop opperating system and I have problems, put it back, as I have no recovery disc just a windows 98 and windows xp disc.
When I try to install one of the computer off will go so far then stop.
You can order the CD from recovery of the Toshiba service partner in your country.
But generally, it should be possible to install the OS from the original CD of Microsoft. After this installation, you must install the drivers of Toshiba. The drivers, you can find on the page of the Toshiba driver.
But if it is not possible to install the original Microsoft OS, so there must be fault with HARD drive or the cd. Perhaps a scratch on the disc?
If the CD is ok so try to format the HARD drive completely. Also delete the partitions. And repeat the installation procedure.
I have a tecra 8100, 700 mhz with 256RAM,.
and it works a treat, until I decided to update the BIOS, the date of the previous version was 1999!
As I run an OS linux on this unit, I downloaded a version of the Bios boot image and loaded on startup, it reported the success of the update.
My problem now is that the system starts fine but extremely short slow,.
It takes 15 minutes to start and is virtually unusable.
I ran several tests of comparative analysis and tests of memory of Hiram boot CD and the only problem in the report was my 700 CPU running at 114.82. And of couse running, the CPU runs at 100%.
I deleted the cmos data and be restarted using the default BIOS settings.
Long searched the net and cannot find an answer.
was soon Munka
Post edited by: munka
I visited the European driver of Toshiba page and found the latest version of BIOS that is 2, 50 - WIN.
Do you use it?
The BIOS can be updated only run under windows! That's why I m surprised that you were able to update the BIOS, the Linux operating system running on this computer.
Try to download the most recent BIOS version and update as described on the help page of the BIOS update.
Don't know if it is the correct newsgroup for this problem.
Tried to reinstall Win XP Pro on my PC Toshiba 5105-S702 using the recovery CD (circa 2001) that were provided with it, but was blocked at the beginning of the recovery process, with a message indicating that the product key is not valid. I suspect that it happened because originally faulty motherboard on laptop computer had been replaced by a new motherboard.
Fortunately I had previously bought a Version XP Pro SP1 detail a few years before, so I was able to use it instead of the recovery CD.
However I still would like to know how to solve this problem (with the original recovery with a new motherboard CD), before buying the retail Windows XP Pro version, in which case this problem also happens with my new laptop Pro M70.
If you'd be grateful if someone could give advice.
Can you please tell me where you bought this laptop model? At first I thought that it is a model of cell US but I can't find it supports us page.
In any case, I also think that this happen because of the exchange of the motherboard. DMI information is false and not identical with information on recovery media. Check please an interesting and similar problem on a thread Qosmio.
I have a Tecra R850-1HU that comes with windows 7 pro
I stopped the media recovery for win xp
The installation is correctly with xp and when I reboot, I see the logo win xp for 1 second and then screen (0x0000007B) Blue
I try safemode... nothing works
I have load mini windows xp from a cd and I see all the files on the hard disk from the cd of recovery if it s installed
I try to put the bios sata to ahci or compatible with the same problem
I try many times with the same problem on a different machine with the same problem
The laptop is returned to Toshiba (they have installed win xp from an original cd of microsoft, so I need activation, and I have to do this on 20 computers laptops and good course that no, the toshiba cd creator app, win the dvd...)
I contact toshiba, I'm not sure that they understand what I want, I got a new dvd of restoration with the same problem
Anyone has a solution I would be very happy
Maybe something to change in the bios but I don't know what?
Thanks for any help
In General original Toshiba recovery image is tested and should work properly on certain model of laptop. If there is a problem with recovery original you should clarify this with Toshiba directly.
As far as I know the BIOS should be set to default settings and nothing should be changed in the BIOS settings when you want to use the recovery image.
All I can imagine is that there is something wrong in the image itself. In the past, I had a similar problem with old Portege 2000.
Is done: If you want to use the original image you must clarify this with Toshiba. Toshiba must offer good job recovery image. If you want to use own WXP then you must purchase the license for this. Toshiba has nothing to do with the activation of the OS.
(> I have to do this on 20 computers, laptops and of course not, the toshiba cd soft > creator, win the dvd...)
How to understand this?
You want to buy a recovery disk and install it on 20 laptop computers Tecra absolutely identical?
I am trying to install W2K on a Tecra 8100, but I think I'm doing something wrong, because it keeps failing.
If I just insert the CD it starts to start a load several files at a time when the Setup starts Windows 2000 (present at the bottom of the screen) and the installation crashes with a blue screen and the c0000221 error material unknown error \systemRoot\System32\ntdll.dll
I read that, during installation, you will need to press F5 (in the screen where you can load a SCSI or raid driver) and then choose Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) PC, but after doing this I get the same error.
I have no additional material attached, it's original configuration.
Any thoughts on how to solve this problem and get W2K on my laptop?
I think that this question has nothing to do with the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) or similar.
I read about the error systemRoot\System32\ntdll.dll message, and there is no particular reason for this error.
Sometimes some service packs missing cause this problem and sometimes hardware malfunction (RAM or HARD drive) could be responsible for a BSOD.
You are able to install Win XP?
I have a model tecra 8100 not: PT810L 12 c 42.
I had problem with slot B mem, so collapsed to use it. Then I upgraded my RAM and inserted a 128 Mb TOSHIBA THLY6416G1FG-80 RAM PC100-222-620 slot A and used for a month. Then he suddenly went dead one day and did not boot at all.
I took it to the point of service, they found somehow it work by sticking a piece of paper btw Aries and the cover. I used another week with ram cover duck taped it. Same story, then dead in the middle of winXP, switched off and no boot again. It took to the same service point, they tried some other RAM chipsets that it refused to start.
The interesting thing is; When they inserted a faulty RAM in slot A and non-use slot B we get the message "memory incompatible chipset" on the screen. With the RAM mentioned above in the slot B (problem as always) and the A we get nothing, just a blank screen, DVD slot starts green lit, but nothing.
WHAT SHOULD I DO, PLS HELP
What is the RAM causing problems? What must a chipset that is exactly compatible with the model no pls?
Is it the two locations of memory A or B, their change could solve the problem?
This is the machine he itself, must it be thrown away?
ANY SUGGESTIONS PLEASE
I n know where you tried to upgrade the memory but as Lisa suggested this was not a serious technician. I changed and upgraded memory on multiple PCs, and you must use 100% compatible modules! You shouldn't t install the modules with a brute force or use strange things as a communication between the housing and the memory module.
Possible slots are damage due to use this procedure. But I hope you're a lucky man and everything will work correctly.
If you n t know which modules are right and taken in charge so you should contact the service partner authorized Toshiba for the right and the upgrade modules.
I'm working on a Tecra 8100 laptop for a friend. Machine does not seem to recognize the memory installed in location B at all. Is there something in the BIOS to force her to perform a new analysis or I'm just looking at a broken slot? Everything seems OK visually and clips seem sound.
I agree with Feliks;
Module of RAM or housing could be faulty.
You should try the RAM module in A slot in order to check the functionality.
If the same RAM would work in the slot, but not in the B slot then I guess the slot B is damage.
OK so I have a Tecra 8100 laptop
> running everything well... except that I can not get the TV out socket work...
> Ive got windows XP on it...
first thing I want to know about the housing - it is a Jack of 3.5 mm (NOT of RCA or S-vide0)
> so I finally managed to get a Jack 3.5 mm cable video, audio...
> which connected to the TV... nothing
I have the cable entry?
in display properties, I installed the drivers of duo, and there are a few additional options...
> what confused me, it's that there are 2 monitors there... but is it because of the VGA?
> I tried pressing FN + F5... but not had any luck
Is there something simple that im missing like a cable?
> or a piece of software...
As much as I know on the right side you will find a video taken of output. To use this video on the service, you will need to use a RCA video connector.
Please also check the settings in the BIOS. Here, you set the type of TV signal and select television as an output device.
To connect the TV, please follow these steps:
1 turn off the computer
2. use the composite video cable to connect the TV to the video output port
3 turn on the TV
4. turn on the laptop
I hope this helps.
My daughter has a Tecra 8100. Not sure if it is virused, but the keyboard does not work. Powers up fine, although slow, is usual (Spybot, CA anti-virus) virus scans - can't find anything, but still no keyboard. Ran a keyboard diagnostic and it says it works very well. Any ideas? (PS ideas where to get a recovery for the 8100 disk, can't find mine anywhere?) Thank you.
PPS: Since then found that when I start in safe mode, I can use the keyboard? But why only in safe mode?
I think there must be a corrupt keyboard driver file or the keyboard has been disabled in the HWsetup Toshiab.
Check the HWsetup and activate the keyboard in the opposite case, a new facility would solve that problem.
But before you try to install the OS you can try to use the System Restore tool for Win XP.
PS: the Toshiba Recovery CD can be ordered from the Toshiba service provider in your country.
I help a charity with their COMPUTER problems. They had a Tecra 8100 given for their c/o recovery disk and disk utility use... the doner however never gave the password.
I am trying to reinstall from the recovery disks, but I get a request a password to... How can I re install from the recovery disks.
Thank you very much...
I guess you mean the BIOS password that occurs at the beginning.
Well, you can not remove this BIOS password by yourself. Only the Toshiba service partner can do.
In this case contact service in your country, and it can remove this password.
I have a Toshiba tecra 8100 with the recovery of original product CD and I can not install them. When I start my computer I have to press 'C' and let go, but nothing happens. I tried several different ways to support on hold or 'C', but no result. Even when I press F2 it will not go to BIOS settings and I tried to use "del", "F1" to "F12" and several others, I took off this forum and others.
I need a little help here? How to install win98 on this computer Moose, I already have a boot disk (floppy) but I can not install from there. The computer completely original with no changes in memory or CPU or whatever it is internal and an original drive cdrom
Your laptop has a functional BIOS installed, or has something happened which caused the BIOS failure?
If none of the usual techniques for access to the BIOS work you then I can't that assume that your CMOS chip has developed a fault or there is a problem with the motherboard you.
Can you give more information about what happens when you press the power button.
I have a Tecra 8100 Windows XP.
I can't get sound on the speakers or the headphones emitted by the computer, such as beeps, CD, etc. But if I have to reactivate the microphone, I can hear through the headset, ensure that the microphone picks up (there are a few comments without microphones, proving that the speakers work physically). All volume controls are the maximum and reactivated. All devices are enabled and correctly selected in sound control panels.
Any help would be welcome! Is the sound card, or am I missing a driver? Could not find anything else on the web with similar symptoms. Thanks in advance.
Here is the summary of the Everest report:
Value of the field
Type of computer Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) PC (Mobile)
Microsoft Windows XP Professional operating system
Operating system Service Pack [TRIAL VERSION]
Internet Explorer 6.0.2600.0000 (IE 6.0 - Windows XP)
DirectX 4.08.01.0810 (DirectX 8.1)
Computer name TECRA-8100 (Tecra 8100)
User name of the user General information
Connection domain [TRIAL VERSION]
Date / time 2009-07-15 / 14:18
Type of processor Mobile Intel Pentium III, 500 MHz (5 x 100)
Name of TOSHIBA Portable PC motherboard
Motherboard Chipset Intel 82440BX/ZX
Memory system [TRIAL VERSION]
Type of BIOS Toshiba (12/30/99)
Communication communication Port (COM1) port
Communication Port (LPT1) ECP Printer Port
Video card S3 Graphics Inc., SavageMX (8 MB)
Video card S3 Graphics Inc., SavageMX (8 MB)
S3 Savage/MX (86 270) 3D accelerator
Generic TV monitor
Inner cover of Toshiba monitor 1024 x 768
Yamaha Native DS1 Audio CODEC audio adapter
Controller IDE Intel(r) 82371AB/EB PCI Bus Master IDE Controller
Floppy Drive floppy disk drive
Hard drive IBM-DARA-212000 (11 GB, 4200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/66)
Optical drive TOSHIBA DVD - ROM SD-C2402 (8 x / 24 x DVD-ROM)
Hard disks SMART Status OK
C: (NTFS) [TRIAL VERSION]
Total size [TRIAL VERSION]
Keyboard Standard 101/102-key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 keyboard
Mouse HID-compliant mouse
Mouse PS/2 Compatible Mouse
IP main [TRIAL VERSION]
00-10-A4-E1-F9-30 main MAC address
Network card Xircom CardBus Ethernet II 10/100
Modem TOSHIBA Internal V.90 Modem
Epson ActionLaser 1100 printer
HP DeskJet 540 printer
Infrared controller Infrared Port
USB1 controller Intel 82371AB/EB PIIX4 - USB host controller
USB device USB Human Interface Device
Battery Microsoft AC adapt
Battery Microsoft ACPI battery compatible control method
Battery Microsoft ACPI battery compatible control method
Provider DMI BIOS TOSHIBA
DMI BIOS Version Version 2.30
TOSHIBA DMI system manufacturer
DMI system product laptop
DMI system Version Version 1.0
DMI serial number of the system [TRIAL VERSION]
DMI Motherboard manufacturer TOSHIBA
DMI Motherboard product laptop
DMI Motherboard Version Version A0
DMI serial number motherboard [TRIAL VERSION]
TOSHIBA DMI chassis manufacturer
DMI chassis Version Version 1.0
DMI serial number of chassis [TRIAL VERSION]
DMI chassis [TRIAL VERSION] inventory number
DMI chassis Type Notebook
Total memory / free DMI casings 2 / 0
A good questions and I never heard of this topic which s...
I think the fist, you should start to update the audio driver of your laptop. Therefore, you can see the Toshiba site for an update:
http://EU.computers.Toshiba-Europe.com-online decision-making supported Downloads & => Download drivers
Before installing the latest version, you must remove the old version first and reboot the laptop.
Maybe a reinstall of Windows with the Toshiba recovery disc could also be useful and in the worst case, it s only a hardware malfunction and it must swap the motherboard. :(
My 8100 Tecra faithful and beloved which is ideal for my purposes locked up the other day, in the middle of a session.
Restart windows resulted in blocking machine once Windows is running.
I started in safe mode - no problem.
I have disabled all devices useless and then through a process of elimination of selectively allowing devices and reboot.
I found that the problem was the Yamaha audio device - that turn on the machine and it would lock up, disable that and he would normally go.
It worked fine now for a day with the disabled Yamaha audio device.
I tried to uninstall/reinstall the device - no change.
I even did a fresh install of XP - no change.
I ran XP pro for over a year without problem (so far) and I consider not audio as criticism - just a nice to have.
My questions are:
Is there anything else I need to do in the way of diagnosis?
Tips for common problems?
Can anyone with experience of fixing these machines or similar notice if replacement of all of the audio card is likely to make a repair?
I seem to remember the last time that I opened it about two years ago to change the processor that the audio Assembly was on a separate panel but is that all?
Note that this is a _ancient_ machine and _not_ going to be taken to a repair shop where the Bill would be more that it is worth! I am competent to replace the sound card, more than that and I will probably continue to run without audio - I don't think that it worth replacing the motherboard just for audio...
Thank you very much in advance for any constructive suggestion.
Well, as you know these replacements are very delicate
However, I don t think you will be able to replace this sound card but it s my personal opinion.
From my experience, I know that the card (audio driver) his Yamaha is not fully compatible with Win XP SP1 and SP2. Update the audio driver is necessary.
Google for it
I searched a bit for some instructions how to remove these boards and found this page.
There you should find a link to the page how to disassemble the Tecra 8100.
I just bought a second hand Tecra 8100, who has been stripped of all its programs, OS. So I installed Windows98SE on this - now I get a screen with vertical stripes, which perch in the middle of the screen of the laptop with Windows just about visible in the background.
I went to the display driver Toshiba and downloaded Web pages relevant windows 98se. Once on my laptop, the exe file does nothing; is neither their "graphics card" option in my device manager - everyone has ideas as to what is happening?
Please connect external monitor to your laptop and check if the result is the same. If so, there is probably a problem with the graphics card. If this isn't the case, I presume your laptop LCD screen is defective.
Have a toshiba tecra 8100 and improved the Win98 operating system is XP Home. After installation, Windows update has installed all updates. Now, after 45 minutes of use, the computer freezes. Furthermore, it is still a Win 98 folder in the computer. Should I remove this? Could it be the cause of the problem? I would appreciate help with this. Thank you.
I agree with asil. It is possible that your device has enough RAM and one moment is easy to much and laptop freezes simply.
If you need info on writing RAM upgrade again.
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