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It's a driver problem, Check here, click on refine search by: Operative system, check Windows XP, then on the other option click on Display, you'll see 3 options for download, download and install all 3 of them, maybe you'll need to reboot, then you can change you resolution to fit your needs.

Toshiba... | Answered on May 28, 2011


re start and press F8, it will bring up the sart up menu. Go to password protected and diable it.

Toshiba... | Answered on Feb 24, 2011


If you cannot access the machine after if has been powered up, it is still possible to get past the BIOS password. The BIOS password is stored in CMOS memory that is maintained while the PC is powered off by a small battery, which is attached to the motherboard. If you remove this battery, all CMOS information (including the BIOS password) will be lost. You will need to re-enter the correct CMOS setup information to use the machine. The machines owner or user will most likely be alarmed when it is discovered that the BIOS password has been deleted.

On some motherboards, the battery is soldered to the motherboard, making it difficult to remove. If this is the case, you have another alternative. Somewhere on the motherboard you should find a jumper that will clear the BIOS password. If you have the motherboard documentation, you will know where that jumper is. If not, the jumper may be labeled on the motherboard. If you are not fortunate enough for either of these to be the case, you may be able to guess which jumper is the correct jumper. This jumper is usually standing alone near the battery. If you cannot locate this jumper, you might short both of the points where the battery connects to the motherboard.

If all else fails, you may have to clear the BIOS password by resetting the RTC (Real Time Clock) IC (Integrated Circuit) on your motherboard.

Many RTC

Toshiba... | Answered on Dec 29, 2010


You can purchase 1GB ram sticks for them...need to shop around.

Access the ram slots by switching laptop off / remove battery / depress on / off switch several X to de-enrgise system. Turn laptop upside down and remove one of the small panels...be carefull you do not lose screws. Very carefully unclip ram stick / lift up and out.

Toshiba... | Answered on Mar 12, 2010


if you recently installed a program/driver you need to go in in safe mode and remove it.Failing that you will need to gradually remove drivers 'till you find the culprit. Hit F8 on boot and choose "safe mode".

Toshiba... | Answered on Mar 05, 2010


Hello...

You can download your driver at this site.

http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=DL&os=&category=&moid=429795&rpn=PSA20U&modelFilter=A20-S207&selCategory=3&selFamily=1073768663

Hope it will help you.

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Toshiba... | Answered on Jan 09, 2010


common LCD dark.dim screen problem, u can google keywords get more information.
either LCD inverter failure or CCFL backlight lamp failure, ask for a pro get it fixed.
by using a flashlight could you see the image on the LCD?

Toshiba... | Answered on Dec 07, 2009


Hi,

The cmos battery is located on the right hand side of the touchpad under the casing.

You will have to disassemble the laptop to get to it.


Post back if you need anymore help.




Regards.

Toshiba... | Answered on Dec 02, 2009


If you are using windows XP, (vista should be similar) then click "start", "control panel", "display" then select the "settings" tab. select "advanced". Depending which graphics driver you are using you should see a link or a tab labelled "rotation" or "rotate display". You can set hotkeys to perform the rotation if you want to simplify the process for the future. Hope this helps - please ask again if you need more info :)

Toshiba... | Answered on Aug 31, 2007


Start by checking your power supply ,check the condition of the cord and the connection between the cord and input socket.

Toshiba... | Answered on Jul 29, 2007


try to replace the battery.

Toshiba... | Answered on Jul 29, 2007


use VLC it plays everything it even has extensions like subtitle downloader. VideoLAN Official page for VLC media player the Open Source video framework

Toshiba... | Answered on Apr 29, 2019


Take another video and don't drop your gear. The mishap obviously ruined the original.

Toshiba... | Answered on Apr 02, 2019


Remove the battery and see if it starts up fine, if not then try the following:

1. Unplug your charger cord.
2. Remove the battery.
3. Press and hold the "Power" button for 30 seconds or longer
4. Now plug back in the power/charger cord.
5. Now put the battery back in.
6. See if it starts up now, laptops often get stuck in hibernate mode.

Toshiba... | Answered on Nov 13, 2018


Follow the procedure:
Device Manager
USB Root Hub (USB 3.0)
Change driver, manually, to "Generic SuperSpeed USB Hub"
Now the hardware is working
Upgrade the driver again, automatically

Toshiba... | Answered on Sep 25, 2018


  • The CMOS is, in basic terms, the part of the motherboard that stores the BIOS settings. To remove the BIOS password from your Toshiba laptop, your best option is to forcibly clear the CMOS.
    To clear the CMOS, you must remove the battery from your laptop and leave it out for at least 30 minutes to an hour. The way to remove the battery from your Toshiba will largely depend on the model. A common way to remove the battery--particularly with newer models--is to release the battery lock on the bottom of the laptop, while sliding the accompanying tab over to the side. This will pop the battery out from its tray so that you can then pull it out all of the way out.
    Before you remove the battery, turn off the laptop and remove the AC adapter. Otherwise, you could end up harming yourself or the laptop components. You must also ground yourself to prevent damaging the laptop with static electricity.
    After about a half an hour or more, return the battery back to its tray and lock it into place. Power on the laptop. The computericon1.png, ideally, should no longer ask you for a BIOS password.
    It's important to keep in mind that resetting the CMOS means that all of your BIOS settings will be reset to factory default. Also, sometimes you may need to leave out the battery for much longer than an hour to reset the password.
  • If resetting the CMOS doesn't work, then your next bet is to try using a backdoor password. A backdoor password is basically a password that manufacturers include with the BIOS so that technicians can access the computersicon1.png that people send in for repair. An example of a Toshiba backdoor password is, unsurprisingly, "Toshiba." When the BIOS prompts you to enter a password, entering "Toshiba" may allow you to access your PC and clear the old BIOS password. Another option is to hold the left "Shift" key down while booting.

Toshiba... | Answered on Sep 23, 2018

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