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bad hdd
or if windows XP is fully corrupted.
we test the HDD first, (hard disk drive) . ask. or get it repaired?

Toshiba... | Answered on Mar 11, 2019


Does this happen after the computer has been running for a while? Chances are, the CPU is overheating. Do you hear the fan running at all?

Toshiba... | Answered on Mar 06, 2019


With 2GB RAM or more you can install/run Windows 7 on it and it should run okay (in my humble opinion).

Toshiba... | Answered on Mar 05, 2019


Hi,

To install Windows 7 no need for RAID driver. If you face issues in installing Windows 7 disable RAID in BIOS, install Windows 7 and then install RAID driver.

How To Manually Upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 - Satellite A200/205:

http://cdgenp01.csd.toshiba.com/content/support/downloads/PSAF3U-PSAF6U-Win7UpgradeInstructions.pdf

Windows 7 Drivers page:

http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=DL&os=&category=&moid=2060003&rpn=PSAE3U&modelFilter=A205-S5880&selCategory=3&selFamily=1073768663

Toshiba... | Answered on Mar 02, 2019


hyjacker Hebertr jacks a post that makes zero sense
no answers for 9 long years, and thinks jacking makes it more clear. why:? why would it?
I don't know.?
What PIN?
WHAT CODE.?
what did they mean I bet they went wild spent $3 on new mouse 9 years ago. but who knows.

Toshiba Wireless... | Answered on Feb 28, 2019


is this only a HDD in your hand; no PC there.
and running killdisk.exe (free program)
fails?>

there is no crack of any HDD passwords.
in fact that is the #1 goal of such and encryption system.
toshiba, has no forum.
they tell you there at there web site to go to toms hardware, and not us.
we have no password hacks here, in fact are illlegall to do.
but you can google Toshiba Password hacks all day,.
window is easy
hdd pw. impossible
bios PW , toss coin, some easy some very very hard,
the newer the PC the harder it is.

Toshiba HDD2D60... | Answered on Feb 28, 2019


TO DO WHAT< you left off the problem
Loss a BIOS PASSWORD> or worse , HDD encryption? keys>?
what makes you think it has one?

internet rumors. (this topic is rife with lies) so........
Toshiba has no forum now.
So come here and not to tomsHardware.com as Toshiba asks onl there website.
So if TOM is no help and if Toshiba is no help (they are not)
then why not google all day , or watch then endless parade of youtubes on this topic.

why not first state the problem
and asks for help.
and not vague jumpers. please.
answered here this way on fixya 100s of times.
if the OEM is no help
and you lost your PW
use youtube. (or google for weeks on end..........)

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=L745-S4210++bios

Toshiba... | Answered on Feb 27, 2019


Restore Toshiba to Out of the Box Condition
If your model Toshiba laptop has a Restore partition on the hard drive then follow these steps to restore your Toshiba to the Out of the Box condition.
1. Press and hold the 0 (zero) key and at the same time, tap the power button once to switch on
your notebook.
2. When the machine Starts beeping; release the 0 key.
3. When prompted by the warning screen; select Yes to continue with the system recovery.
4. Select Recovery of Factory Default Software; click Next.
5. Select Recover to out-of-box state. 6. Click Next again.
7. Click Next to Start recovery.
8. Restart the Toshiba laptop when there restoration process finishes running. Follow the prompts that appear on the screen to set up the laptop's date, time and language settings.

Toshiba... | Answered on Feb 25, 2019


click download at ms.com?
NO PC stated at all. 1000's of models for over 3years
1985 to now.
we can't begin to guess what PC you own or country sold to.
After all PC's here in USA are not same world wide.
No symptoms stated. (its ok, but if your question was
1: what OS run on this pig.
2: who sells it, answer Microsoft.com
if you said free the answer is Linux. (unbuntu)

the answer depends on many factors.
what OS will run on any random old PC.
W10 will not on most old ones.

the problem is 2 fold,
1: not known what OS is there now( could have been upgraded 4 times? by now. sure you forgot?
2: nor knowing that 2 of the 4 are not sold not, just w7 and w10 are sold at ms.com and zero sold at Toshiba (only the most new are support) and Toshiba is junk class company now , that they
shut down their support forum (buy DELL next time,ok?>)
3: also some older PC by TOSH have this very tiny rechargeable battery that is bad and leaks chemicals and cascade damaged.
not the normal easy to fix coin cell but soldered down cells.(TOSH)
4: ;the HDD failures, are very common, for sure laptops,.
reloading any OS , we first test the HDD.
Or is hopeless to the extreme trying all week (no fun that)

The PC has service tag, find it and tell what data is on it. (full model numbers ,ok?)
we don't need the serial number here as we are not TOSHIBA ,we be finger pointers to them.
model numbers and names full is what any tech needs first.
and 2nd what OS was running, XP my guess
https://pcdied.com/XP-sux-sg.html

Im at Toshiba.com for you now.
sattlight (Satellite correct) has 100s of models.
first find this.
https://support.toshiba.com/sscontent?contentId=4007069

this is what they call question #1
here is nice wiki showing how the word satellite means so little
best one of 10 is this.... imo
http://www.thefullwiki.org/Toshiba_Satellite

Toshiba... | Answered on Feb 24, 2019


You can use third party software to reset your password. There is a program called ATAPWD 1.2. You can find it on Hiren's Boot CD. After you download Hiren's, burn it on a disc and boot from the CD on start up. From menu, select Password Tools and then select Atapwd. After it starts up select the locked harddrive and press enter for the menu. Choose "unlock with user password", then "disable with user password". The password is empty, so just press enter at the prompt. If this didn't work: Choose "unlock with master password", then "disable with master password". The password is all spaces.

Toshiba... | Answered on Feb 20, 2019


Others have been able to change the password in BIOS. Found this:

1. The HDD password cannot be removed using Security Assist.
2. Using SETUP BIOS (i.e. start machine; Hold Esc; Press F1), Tab to the HDD Password section which should be displayed as follows:
HDD Password
HDD = Built-in HDD
HDD Password Mode = USER Only
User Password = Registered
3. Tab to the "User Password" field and simply enter the old password and then a new one twice (once to verify) as one would do normally. If you don't want a password, just press "enter" twice

Toshiba... | Answered on Feb 18, 2019


can it see your wifi access point?
if it can see your wifi AP would remove the remembered details and set it up again using the "view avaiable wireless networks" option......if it cannot see any wifi then i would check its enabled, the hardware on/off toggle is set to on....
found a video showing you how to remove profile from laptop in XP...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDT0pLQfyvg
hope that helps

Toshiba... | Answered on Feb 18, 2019

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