How to stop constant beeping on bootup after BIOS update and Windows 7 installation?
I just performed a BIOS update on a Satellite a215-s7416, and then installed Windows 7. The BIOS update from here http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=DL&os=&category=&moid=1854776&rpn=PSAFGU&modelFilter=A215-S7416&selCategory=2756709&selFamily=1073768663 seemed to go smoothly, but it reported a bad checksum on reboot. Then, in Vista it bluescreened once and simply shut off another time after installation when trying to back up files.
I then upgraded to Windows 7 64 bit. After installation, the computer beeps incessantly before booting into Windows, where at the login screen 126 characters have been entered into the password field. After login, the computer behaves normally, and seems to have no stuck keys.
I tried reflashing the bios update, but the symptoms remain the same. What should I do? Did Toshiba give us a bad BIOS image?
Any help would be much appreciated!
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Re: how to stop constant beeping on bootup after BIOS...
I know when I flash my bios a lot of things go through my mind until it is over because the last thing i want to see is the computer shutdown. To answer your question it is possible the update you received may have had errors in the files causing the computer to go on a beeping rampage.The only thing I can suggest is contact Toshiba's customer and technical support system to try and get answers.
There are 3 pages of downloads, have you downloaded and installed all relevant drivers?
I have looked about and a few people have had similar problems, but usually on laptops that came with vista and have been downgraded to XP.
The 3rd driver down on the second page is your vga driver
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Unless you have a real need to update the BIOS firmware it's not really worth the risk or trouble. Sometimes a BIOS update would allow you to install bigger RAM or newer CPU or be more compatible with say Windows 7. Otherwise don't bother.
You may have killed your laptop. BIOS have little to do with an OS like Windows, Linux, etc. The display issue is the culprit. Using another computer go to Toshiba website a get the current BIOS for your laptop. Are you able to access the BIOS at all? (press Del during bootup? to enter the Config screen (looks like DOS)
Why do you want to update the BIOS of your laptop? Be careful about updating your BIOS because it might cause your computer to crash.
Or are you trying to update the drivers in your computer?
If you are having some issues with its performance, then you need to update all the outdated drivers in your computer. I know that it's a total headache if you do the update manually but don't worry because there are Automatic PC Updater like RadarSync. It will scan and update all outdated drivers in your computer.
Note: the Toshiba support site recommends strongly a BIOS update: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BIOS update for Satellite A100/A105, Satellite M110/M115, and Tecra A7Posted on: 04/10/2007 Updated on: 04/10/2007 15:51:53 In
very rare cases, the battery pack of your PC may stop accepting a
charge, i.e., the battery stops working and no longer supplies power to
the computer. To minimize the risk of ever experiencing this problem, we
strongly recommend that you download and install the latest BIOS by
clicking the 'Downloads' link that will appear when you are finished
reading Support News. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
You can turn off the automatic updates from the control panel, system and security, windows update, choose never check for updates from the drop-down menu. As for me, i don't like windows every now and then, installing updates as if my computer is not working or will stop working if i don't install these updates. I only fancy updates for an anti-virus.
You should go to the Microsoft website and search for Windows 7 updates. MS releases updates regularly, so it's a good idea to check there frequently. You can also set your laptop to accept automatic updates from MS.
One thing you could check is what order your computer is booting from. CD drive hard drive then other. Should be hard drive first. Go into the bios to do that. If you hold the power button down for 5 to 10 seconds the machine should physically shut down rather than unplugg. The unplug thing sounds like its in the power settings. But I've never heard of power settings being connected to bootup except for a password. Anyway a wild guess is check the bios bootup order.
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