20 Most Recent Panasonic Toughbook CF-30 Notebook Questions & Answers

For any Panasonic Toughbook built after the year 2005,
if the Toughbook uses a SATA hard drive instead of an
IDE hard drive, then you will need to use Windows XP SP3
(Service Pack 3) instead of XP SP2 (Service Pack 2).

The XP installation CD for SP3 automatically includes
SATA drivers and you do not need any extra drivers.

That is it. Good Luck and Best Regards from:

Richard, Montreal Based Panasonic Canada Authorized
Toughbook Dealer since 1989.


Panasonic... | Answered on Feb 05, 2018

The first thing I would try on any Panasonic Toughbook with touchscreen would be to enter the BIOS upon start-up by pressing the "F2" function key. When you are in the BIOS, there is a setting on the 2nd screen tab "Main" which says "Touchscreen:". This should be set to "Enable" instead of Disable. Then you press the "F10" function key and the message: "Save configuration changes and exit now?". Press "Yes" and the toughbook will reboot and your Touchscreen will be enabled at the BIOS level.

Good Luck!
Regards from Richard, Montreal based Panasonic Canada Authorized Toughbook Dealer since 1989.

Panasonic... | Answered on Nov 02, 2017

"MP" stands for Multimedia Pocket.

In other words the optical drive or the CD-ROM Drive.

If there is no CD-ROM on your CF-30, this is normal
because when these units were brand-new, the CD-ROM
drive was an optional unit costing hundreds of dollars.

Good Luck.

Regards from Richard
Authorized Panasonic Canada Dealer in Montreal.

Panasonic... | Answered on Sep 11, 2017

If your Toughbook has an integrated GPS, this may be conflicting with the touchpad or touchscreen driver. You can fix this by running the GPS Registry Patch - SKIPENUM.REG, which is found in the C:\UTIL\GPS\ folder. This file can also be found by following the link below.

If you are using a GPS module that is not integrated, you should contact the manufacturer of the GPS module for a similar patch.

If you are not using a GPS module, or if the above steps do not fix your problem, re-install the touchpad and/or touchscreen drivers.

Panasonic... | Answered on Aug 16, 2016

On all Panasonic Toughbook Notebooks,
you must get into the BIOS by pressing
the F2 Function key when you turn on the
Toughbook as it is booting. Press F2 repeatedly.
This must be done in the 1-2 seconds before
Windows starts to load. Then you will see
Touchscreen usually on the 2nd page with the
word "Enable". Simply select enable and press
"Enter" and the choice between enable and disable
will appear. Then select "Disable" with the cursor
and then press Enter. Finally you need to
"Save and Exit" the changes in the BIOS.
That is it. Good Luck to you.
Richard - Montreal Based
Panasonic Toughbook Authorized Dealer since 1989

Panasonic... | Answered on Apr 04, 2016

The only drivers for the CF37 I can find
are on the Panasonic Canada Website:


Enter CF37 (not CF-37) and you should
find the right drivers.

Good Luck!
Richard - Montreal Based
Panasonic Canada Toughbook Authorized Dealer since 1989

Panasonic... | Answered on Feb 18, 2016

You build one on a db25 ;). Google that

Panasonic... | Answered on Sep 12, 2015

If you have the speakers on and at the same time plug in a head set, the head set overrides the audio output. Make certain the Audio OUT is clear. Look to the Speak setup at the lower right desktop screen. Right click and check the Volume and Settings. Make adjustments from there.

Panasonic... | Answered on Jan 21, 2015

You need to go to Settings on your computer and then go to Sound and check that your speakers are connected to your computer. Also, try to increase volume on your computer. Maybe your volume was turned down.

Panasonic... | Answered on Aug 27, 2014

You can check to see if the hard drive is dislodged, but other than that I don't know what to tell you. If you know the drive is functioning correctly then your motherboard is probably dead.

Panasonic... | Answered on Mar 23, 2014

You are Mac OS and the password is not recoverable.

Panasonic... | Answered on Jan 18, 2014

Not recoverable due to security.

Panasonic... | Answered on Jan 18, 2014

There are programmes available for around 55GBP that will make a new password for you or you could seek help from a computer repair shop.
I can do it for you for 20GBP plus p+p. If you supply proof of ownership.

Panasonic... | Answered on Jan 18, 2014

remove battery, check ac adapter is getting ac power from a working outlet. check ac power jack is not loose, check ac adapter cable is not damaged.

Panasonic... | Answered on Jan 10, 2014

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