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install windows on onether partition or replace your hdd

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You haven't said whether you installed Windows from the original factory discs which came with the laptop. If you haven't done that yet, open the cd tray and put the 1st disc in. Shut down the laptop. Reboot the laptop and it should boot off the disc and ask you if you want to "format" the hard drive. At this point you should be able to follow the on screen instructions until everything is loaded, including all hardware drivers. Any other software you had on your old drive will need to be reinstalled on this drive from the disc. If the software is old you may want to go to the appropriate website for the driver and download the newest version. That should complete your install. Let me know if you need more help.


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Unplug and plug your speakers. For a laptop like yours, you need to open it up to remove the motherboard for servicing.

In the meantime, remove your speakers and plug them back.

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OK, Do 1 thing, start pc press del go in side of BIOS.
Set the 1st booting drive as USB CD ROM. and save that. then restart your system.

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Take the computer to a Toshiba Certified Service Center to have the password reset or erased. You may have to show proof of ownership.

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yes it can be done,
you need the tablet pc driver from

i use only normal xp not tablet and the touch screen and pen work 100%
so go yo search there drivers and you should find it,

i did answer another post with a similar problem and gave the exact driver details so search other problems and you should find it.
hope that helps

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You can just use a paper clip (straighten to a U shape) and short out the battery contacts.
If you are not sure, just leave the battery out for 20+ mins then put the battery back in the holder.
The BIOS settings will then be set back to th default settings, then go into the BIOS setting and set the Date and Time etc.

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try to boot to windows xp or dos command, for winXP go to recovery console-select your windows-type the admin password then if C:\WINDOWS come up type chkdsk /r if that doesnt help, repair your operating system or backup your files and reinstall your operating system.

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Get a cooling pad to keep it cool or your processor will die soon.

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go to
and enter your model number,operating system.

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the wifi is on the backside of the notebook hidden under a cover or it is possible to be hidden under the keyboard

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It is said that Windows Password Recovery Tool is the best Windows Password hacker expecially on Toshiba computer. It takes only 4 minutes to hack computer password

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please send us detail problem. generally the keyboards are automatically activated with computer starts.

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dear zy_martinez, get in to the Bios setting and look for SATA setting and disable it, now try to install again. abuse.gif

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have you had any power surges lately?
Try taking the battery out of the laptop and starting just on power.
if this doesnt help then take battery and power and leave laptop for few hours then try again on only power or battery.

Let us know how it goes.

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You look very much the unlucky owner of a busted battery.

I'm afraid the battery will have to be replaced. Meanwhile, do not use it with the power supply; not only it will do no good, as you already determined, but it might damage the power supply itself.

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just write a email to toshiba that ur changing hardisk.and u u ill help u

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Only a select few (very few) M400's have a 3G wireless module, and from what I understand they do not use a Sim Card as they use CDMA technology. You can tell if your unit has the 3G unit with several different ways.

A. Check the device Manager

B. Try and install the 3G power management driver, and see if it loads.

C. Check using Toshiba Utilities if installed

D. This is the hardest way, but the best. Remove the keyboard, and if the 3G unit is installed, it will be at the top right hand side of the case under plastic film. (I have had three M400's, including the top of the range one that I am writing this on, and I have never seen a 3G unit).

If you do have the 3G unit installed, look for an ESN number. You should then be able to then call Verizon and have the service activated.


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just replace the whole keyboard. Those keys are just gonna fall right off later.

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uninstall the Protector" Suite (finger print scanner software ) and restart it and check .....

if its not happening try in bois..... restart your laptop hit F1. then navigate to the integrated devices, there will be an option to enable or disable the finger print scanner there.

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