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Toshiba... | Answered on Jul 09, 2010

All the Notebooks and Netbooks are shipped with a seperate Software for the Battery.
This Software provides the functionality for the Battery.
Once this Software is installed, the Computer will detect the Battery normally.
You may obtain this Software from the Windows Installation Discs which were shipped with the Computer.
You may also download this Software from the Toshiba Support website.
The name of the Software should start as "Battery Checker, Battery Utility" etc.,

Toshiba... | Answered on Jul 05, 2010

check your ram modules,whether its lossen its bracket.

Toshiba... | Answered on Jul 02, 2010

Consider getting a can of compressed air. You can get them from nearly any store, and with a small and long tube so that you can get in and around the fan.

Also consider getting the bios updated. sometimes there are bios changes that fix faulty fans or controllers, which allow the system to cool off better. Go to the manufacturer's site and look up your model and get the bios, similar to what you would do for drivers.

One or both of these can help.

Toshiba... | Answered on Jun 27, 2010

This information is intended for experienced users. It is not intended for basic users, hackers, or computer thieves. Please do not try any of following procedures if you are not familiar with computer hardware. I'll not be responsible for the use or misuse of this information, including personal injury, loss of data or hardware damage. So use it at your own risk.

A. By Using the Motherboard Jumper:

In most motherboards CMOS battery is soldered, which makes it difficult to remove the battery. In this case we use another method.

Almost all motherboards contain a jumper that can clear all CMOS settings along with the BIOS password. The location of this jumper varies depending upon the motherboard brand. You should read your motherboard manual to check its location. If you don't have the manual then look for the jumpers near the CMOS battery. Most of the manufacturer label the jumper as CLR, CLEAR, CLEAR CMOS, etc.

When you find the jumper, look carefully. There will be 3 pins and the jumper will be joining the center pin to either left or right pin. What you need to do, is remove the jumper and join the center pin to the opposite pin. e.g. if the jumper joins center pin to left pin, then remove it and join center pin to right pin. Now wait for a few seconds and then again remove the jumper and join the center pin to left pin.

Make sure to turn the PC off before opening the cabinet and resetting the jumper.

B. By Using Software:

I have found that BIOS/CMOS Password Recovery Tool is the most effective.:
BIOS/CMOS Password Recovery Tool is a program that works instantly to remove any lost or forgotten BIOS/CMOS password. Simply boot your PC to DOS and execute the program, and get access to forgotten BIOS/CMOS passwords in just seconds

BIOS/CMOS Password Recovery Tool Service: http://www.biospasswordrecovery.com/

Toshiba... | Answered on Jun 08, 2010

Most battery comparments are on the bottom of the laptop. There is usually 2 different "covers" on the back, one is for RAM the other is the battery. It should be relatively easy to remove. Be careful when removing the battery because there is a chance you could get shocked.

Toshiba... | Answered on May 31, 2010

the problem is with the head phone. check with the other one if samething is happening then headphone needs to be repaired or replaced.

Toshiba... | Answered on May 13, 2010


Please click here to download the latest version or firmware and drivers for the camera in your laptop.

Please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns.


Toshiba... | Answered on May 07, 2010

Since you don't remember the Administrator anymore. There is only 2 options left.

1. A complete Fresh installation of Windows Vista.
2. If you think you have a lot of personal Data then perform a parallel installation. This will let you access to your personal data. Once you are able to make a Backup for your information, go for complete OSRI ( Operating System Re-installation).

Toshiba... | Answered on May 04, 2010

i don't believe you would get that far if it was the motherboard.

Toshiba... | Answered on Apr 27, 2010

Toshiba laptops from mid 2007 onwards dont have a recovery disc supplied with a purchase of a laptop. Instead, Toshiba has added a hidden partion on the hard drive which contains the same files on a recovery cd / dvd.

To reinstall your laptop to the factory settings / "out of the box" settings, please follow these steps. It worked for me, and should work for you.


1) Hold down the power button for 10 (ten) seconds to switch off your machine.

Please note: Holding down the power button on the machine forces it to switch off. Any unsaved data will be lost.

2) Press and hold the 0 (zero) key and at the same time, tap the power button once to switch on your notebook.

3) When the machine Starts beeping; release the 0 key.

4) When prompted by the warning screen; select Yes to continue with the system recovery.

5) Select Recovery of Factory Default Software; click Next.

6) Select Recover to out-of-box state. Click Next again.

7) Click Next to Start recovery.

Toshiba... | Answered on Apr 08, 2010

there are so many bootable cd's available on the web they are capable to reset your password, you can download and burn on a cd boot form the cd and reset your password.

Toshiba... | Answered on Apr 03, 2010

pull the hard drive out and see if it will boot to BIOS. If it does than you have a bad hard drive. If it still doesn't boot than the problem is deeper and probably on the board.

Toshiba... | Answered on Apr 01, 2010

I don't know if this will help but I've run into a similar problem myself. I found that if I preformatted the hard drive before starting the install, the install would continue successfully. I can't tell you why for sure but I think the installer program is using the hard drive for decompressing files or something like that and the files get corrupted with out a preformated hard drive. I hope this helps, good luck!

Toshiba... | Answered on Mar 27, 2010

if u have a recovery partition on your laptop press F8 a few times at start up and it when u get the option chose restore factory settings it will reinstall windows back factory defaults if i remember right u will lose all photos and data tho ,if u dont have a recovery partition then u will need the recovery disc and would have to go into bios and change the boot order to cd/dvd as first boot device if not all ready and start the laptop with the recovery disc in and follow the promts on screen ;)

Toshiba... | Answered on Mar 11, 2010

I suspect that your power adapter may have been spiked? Try a swap out of the PSU... Check PS with a meter to see if any voltage.

Toshiba... | Answered on Mar 11, 2010

Hi, here is the link, just click on it and get your solution.


Click on it and then choose your OS and select your VGA driver and dwonload free for life from the following link.


And you can get all drivers of Toshiba, just click on next in bottom.

Good Luck

Toshiba... | Answered on Mar 11, 2010

The Dual LNB goes at the Antenna, it "Replaces" the existing one. It Must be aligned EXACTLY right, NOTE the "OLD" ones Placement. the "Switch" wich is a sort of two in One, goes as close to that as practicable... to the Dual LNB, Then through software when setting up you select the "Switch" and then you can control access to either sat. It is a bit of a "Mission" sometimes.. You will have to be very methodical and check all connections etc. I include a link that will help you. http://www.satcure.co.uk/tech/lnb.htm

Toshiba... | Answered on Mar 11, 2010

You need a service manual and follow instructions.
link below, download. http://www.retrevo.com/support/Toshiba-A215-S7422-Laptops-manual/id/3815ci161/t/2/

Toshiba... | Answered on Mar 11, 2010

try to clean the CD drive. it is having problem reading any of CD that you put in. you may have use the CD cleaner few time. RadoShark, Best buy they all have the CD cleaner.

Toshiba... | Answered on Feb 28, 2010

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