You responded to my post about removing internal batter for Toshiba Sat.
Thank you for your help. You were asking what I meant by "frozen". I think I got a virus and my laptop went from running slow to locking up. I'm ok with doing a full restore and losing my data, but I lost my restore disks. Would you still suggest I take out the internal battery, or something else?
Re: You responded to my post about removing internal...
No dont take the battery out. try this. This works on laptops running XP and Vista.
Turn on the laptop, as soon as you turn it on press F8, this will take you to the system install function saved on a hidden drive on your pc.
Once there it will ask you if you want to do a recovery which pretty much sets the computer to settings for an earlier time period or a system restore. THe restore will reformat the hard drive and reinstall the the original software.
Make sure you pick the system restore function to wipe thedrive. It will ask you if u are sure and it will say something about it being a destructive, again that just means that you will have a factory reset computer again, just like new.
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It's 60 gb at the moment, do you mean the internal HD or an external, an external should be OK with 1000 gb, to replace HD in notebook is done from the bottom, remove screw F5 under CD-DVD, remove CD-DVD and there is the hard drive, try 320gb replacement.
Go to the guys that know! THe guys at Toshiba, on line of course! Go to the Toshiba website and put in your computer model. Ask for the error codes for it. You may have to go to technical service to get these codes.
If it doesn't have a built in switch, meaning a physical one, then you should try looking at the keyboard for an fn key and what Fx (x ie F1 etc.) Or if you don't have that too, you can opt to use windows key + "x"
Are you still trying to install drivers?
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I have the same laptop (toshiba sat A100) and have had the same problem (and many others!) the only way you can get the buttons to work is if you use the product recovery disk and start over from scratch.. I have had to do this 4 times already - in the space of a year! The buttons seem to work fine for at least a month or so after re-installation of the operating system. After that time they just dont work (for reasons unk**wn to me - and trust me I have educated myself immensely trying to find a solution!) Even the toshiba support guys (unfort) couldnt help! Although the lady I spoke to last (support thru toshiba website) suggested I download drivers - 1. Toshiba common Module & 2. Toshiba Control again... Hope this helps..
I have ***** tried posting my pc dilemmas online b4. I thought 'why waste my time' as k**wing my luck (and im **t being negative - just a ralist! this laptop has been a bit of a nightmare - I was thinking I simply got a factory dud!) But anyway here it goes -
Can someone pls pls pls tell me how to reinstall bluetooth stack for windows by toshiba (the only one thats compatible with my laptop) so that my pc will accept it. All of a sudden my bluetooth radio was disabled and I couldnt get it to start up again. The original error code I was getting was Code 10-device can**t start. So I uninstalled then reinstalled. During bluetooth driver installation a msg box appeared asking me to 'plug in bluetooth device and click ok'. I have ** idea how to do this or even if I have to do this! As far as I k**w my bluetooth device is internal and besides I didnt have to do any of this when I first bought the laptop. I have tried everything to repair this to the best of my k**wledge. Even to the point of purchasing several device driver software tools and other xp repair tools - to ** avail!
Plssss can someone take amoment out of their day and respond with any suggestions.
Here are some details -
Toshiba Satellite A100
Microsoft Windows XP Professional Version 2002
Service Pack 2
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU
1.99 GHz, 512 MB of Ram
Model ** - PSAA9A-0K6038
Bluetooth (on label under laptop) - PA3418U-1BTM
WIFI (on label under laptop) - PA3489U-1MPC
I would really appreciate anyones assistance at this stage - even if its to make a suggestion. It may just lead me in the right direction.
Have a nice day all (regardless =>)