Question about Toshiba Satellite A305-S6883 Notebook
I am trying to properly activate windows 7 and it keeps giving me and error saying that it is missing the proper BIOS license......
SOURCE: dvd writer driver missing
Go to Vista tech support. Sometimes if you used a cd/dvd that wasn't compatible with the system, vista creates filters. If you remove the high and low filters, it might help. Vista tech support has a page on how to do this. It worked for me after months of trying everything else.
Posted on Dec 18, 2008
get to the mainboard
there is a jumper near the cmos battery usually shows the
word (jbat) near it , try to change its position for some
seconds while power is off , this way will clear cmos and set the
mainboard bios to default settings.
start the system hit delete or F2 to enter setup then exit saving changes.
Posted on Nov 15, 2007
SOURCE: Bios Faile
bios is always risky update, and toshiba is very well known to stuff up they bios...
first advice, never, ever, update bios from inside of your operating system...
as your computer is already dead, try this method, i cannot recall if you have phoenix or amibios but should work on both:
1. remove power and battery from dead laptop
2. download again bios and unfold it, remember the folder, do not run it!
3. go to this folder and find file with suffix *.rom, rename it to amiboot.rom
4. copy amiboot.rom to usb drive
5. plug usb drive into usb port
6. press and hold fn+b, plug in power cord and press power button
7. if after few seconds you see screen flashing and toshiba logo then returns, you just saved your laptop and few dollars...
8. allow it to boot, switch off, re-insert the battery and use as before.
if this do not work, i am afraid tha tyou need to find some toshiba centre which will flash and re-program bios for your. do not get conned into replacing motherboard! there are non-toshiba repairers which charge between $30 and $100 to flash "dead" bios, toshiba for replacement motherboard want over $300.00
if you find my advice helpful, plese do not hesitate to leave comment and vote 4 fo rme, thanx!
Posted on Aug 01, 2010
This laptop came with either XP or Vista on it and if you wish to use Win7 32 or 64bit you must install all of the drivers and preferably make a fresh install. There is only one video driver that will work!
To gain access to the correct drivers, go to Toshiba.com and log your laptop in. The web site will advise you on which drivers you require.
I feel sure that that is the only problem you have that is giving you this headache.
Don't forget unless you load 64bit Win7 you may not be able to utilize more that 2048 Mb of memory.
Posted on Dec 22, 2010
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