Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Any Toshiba issues?

05 May 2009   #1
Gryffin

Mac OS X, bitches!
 
 
Any Toshiba issues?

Seems like most folks I've talked to are trying out Win7 on desktop rigs. I'd like to put it on my GF's new Toshiba Satellite A305; what should I expect? Is Win7's laptop support better than WinXP? I'd hate to have to keep the POS Vista Home Basic it came with, but she might expect it to, ya know, boot...

Freakin' laptop makers love using oddball hardware and adding "features" that require their custom "patches". On her previous Toshiba, a clean install of WinXP Pro SP2 would boot maybe 1 try out of 10, even after installing every driver and patch they offered on their support site.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
06 May 2009   #2
brusse01

Windows 7
 
 

I installed the Windows RC on a Toshiba Satelitte A305 yesterday. You will have to do a clean installation. If you dont have a Toshiba recovery disk, I'd suggest ordering one just in case of emergency.

The only issue I had was after windows went thru the install... it hung on "setup preparing desktop for first use" for about 45 min... not good. I fixed it by going into BIOS and changing the SATA controller from ACHI mode to Compatibility Mode. I reinstalled the RC and everything worked great,
it might also ask for a "Toshiba Firmware Linkage Driver". I had this issue and it turned out that it is a password utility that Toshiba must use. (havent had any issues by not installing it) I havent seen any performance issues.

The video chipset, wireless network, and built in webcam works just fine. Aero works. A side note: you will have to go to www.support.toshiba.com and download the camera utility for your model and install it in vista compatibility mode. Worked for me. Camera works great.

Windows RC rocks on this toshiba :-) Boots up in 65 secs... no BSOD(yet lol), sleep/hibernate work... and no probs with it not booting

ps: installed RC on a Dell Laptop and a custom build desktop and both work great!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 May 2009   #3
mcenal

OSX 10.4, Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 (RC 7100) x64
 
 
So far only a few...

I'm running RC1 (7100) x64 on my Toshiba A200.

I've gotten most things to work correctly with Toshiba drivers.

Currently I have the following not working:

SD Card reader
Full Midi support
Drivers for SATA stack

I have not finished testing the following:
Intel 965 On Board Video.
External jack for S-Video.

Other issues.
Integrated WebCamera control panel.

Most of everything else is working.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

08 May 2009   #4
Gryffin

Mac OS X, bitches!
 
 

Thanks, guys!

The SD card driver could be an issue. She uses the machine for photos.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 May 2009   #5
mcenal

OSX 10.4, Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 (RC 7100) x64
 
 
Found it

The SD card driver is made by Texas Instruments.

Free Software Downloads and Software Reviews - Download.com

Here's the newest driver that I found right now. There might be an even newer one elsewhere, but this one had the 64 bit Vista driver so it worked for me.

Was also able to get a new stack for the SATA memory controller. Now for the PCI controller that seems to be missing.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 May 2009   #6
kings

windows 7
 
 

i installed win7 rc 7100 onmy toshiba equium L30-149 and now the battery is not charging stops at 1%.........any idea what might cause this??
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Any Toshiba issues?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Toshiba SP6100 (7 installation issues) please help
hi I currently have various laptops and computers (which all are running 7 either 32 or 64bit) ALL but one laptop Toshiba Sp6100 I have tried various different ways of installing windows 7 but each time i do,it gets as far as "starting windows" with the window pattern (install stage) and...
Installation & Setup
Toshiba Laptop L675 Boot issues
I'm stumped. I've had this laptop for a few months now (with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit) and everything was fine for a long while and then it started crashing and booting up was becoming more and more difficult to the point where it just stopped booting altogether. Couldn't get anything to...
BSOD Help and Support
Toshiba A500 -64bit windows 7 Issues
Hi all I have just converted to windows7 64bit (on my toshiba A500/042) and I got stuck at "Select Driver to be installed" I have downloaded some drivers form the Toshiba website- it cannot find the drivers. Please Help Thanks in anticipation Roge
General Discussion
Toshiba a215 Blue screen issues
I have a Toshiba a215 PREVIOUS:windows vista premium x86(32bit) on previous hardrive PRESENT:windows 7 x86(32bit) OEM now on hardrive The time of having the laptop is 2 years 3 months and i changed the hardrive once since december 2010 The age of the OS now on it is 4 months
BSOD Help and Support
Toshiba NB520 wifi issues
Hi everybody, I just bought myself a shiny new Toshiba NB520 running Windows 7 starter 32 bit, and am having trouble getting my wireless internet up and running. I can access the wifi from my phone no problem but my laptop seems to think it doesn't exist. When I want to "Set up a new connection...
Network & Sharing
Toshiba laptop has boot issues
Toshiba laptop with Vista was having issues booting into regular mode. Attempted several things and eventually just upgraded it to Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Worked fine the first 2 times I booted it up. Now I have the issue below: When first booted up, it tries to start but cannot...
BSOD Help and Support


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:21.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App