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Thread: Satellite A100 PSAA8K Stuck at BIOS after BIOS is flashed

  1. Satellite A100 PSAA8K Stuck at BIOS after BIOS is flashed
    #1
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    Hello all,

    I used Toshiba's BIOS update utility on this machine. It was working fine before, now it gets stuck with the Toshiba splash logo. Pressing F2 and/or F12 do not work. Pressing esc. Gives the following error. No TPM or TPM has problem. Everything else seems as normal. It show Bios 6.00 which is what I'd in theory flashed it to.

    I'm guessing the flash went bad. Is there an emergency recovery procedure for this?

  2. Re: Satellite A100 PSAA8K Stuck at BIOS after BIOS is flashed
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    Strange, but it seems that we have the same problem at the same time:
    http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=36186&tstart=0

    I was trying to use Phoenix Crisis Recovery Disc with old and new versions of BIOS, but it still stucks...

  3. Re: Satellite A100 PSAA8K Stuck at BIOS after BIOS is flashed
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    Hi guys

    It looks really like something went wrong during the BIOS update procedure.
    Possibly a new BIOS ROM module flashing could solve this issue.

    The point is that you would need a special rescue BIOS version and disk to reflash the ROM module.
    But only the authorized service provider has such special rescue tool and only the ASP technician can reflash the BIOS.

    So maybe this is not a real solution but an advice how to get a solution…
    Therefore I would recommend contacting the ASP in your country for notebook check and for a BIOS reflash.

    Regards & Good luck

  4. Re: Satellite A100 PSAA8K Stuck at BIOS after BIOS is flashed
    #4
    Akuma
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    I agree with Jaba, time to send the laptop to an ASP. There is so much you can do without the right tools.

  5. Re: Satellite A100 PSAA8K Stuck at BIOS after BIOS is flashed
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    Hi guys!

    I have a great news for all, who still fighting with "no tpm or tpm has problem"!

    I find a solution!
    That is an instruction how to flash old bios to Toshiba Satellite A100-712 (PSAA9E):

    1. Get USB Diskette Drive

    2. Download Phoenix Crisis Recovery Disc with phlash16.exe 1.6.5.4

    3. Create Crisis Disk by running CRISDISK.BAT (Phoenix Crisis Recovery Disc)

    4. Download this version of San Antonio BIOS (5.90) from there: http://support1.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-files2/0/bios-20070709111839.zip

    5. Extract files from archive and find files s10gm590.rom or s10pm590.rom

    6. Copy one of this files to recovery diskette you have created before (you have to delete BIOS.WPH):
    6.1 s10gm590.rom - if you have intel gm video
    6.2 s10pm590.rom - if you have ATI, GeForce video

    (Also you have to copy to disc file "phlash.ini" and change in this file option UI Advanced=0 to "1" this will give command to BIOS to downgrade)

    7. Rename copied file "s10...m590.rom" to BIOS.WPH

    8. Remove battery from your notebook.

    9. Remove AC cord.

    10. Plug USB Diskette Drive to notebook

    11. Insert your recovery diskette.

    12. Press and hold keys "WIN" and "f"

    13. Plug AC

    14. Push ON (sometimes is better to push 3 keys together "WIN" +"f" + "ON")

    15. Your diskette drive had to start working - if not try again p.12-14

    16. For a while your computer starts to beep (near 2 minutes approx.).

    17. Wait until computer will reboot.

    18. Press F1 when chesksum error will occurs.

    That is all!
    Have fun!

    If you have any questions - you can send me email - almador@mail.ru
    Or ICQ: 285139991

  6. Re: Satellite A100 PSAA8K Stuck at BIOS after BIOS is flashed
    #6
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    Wow, thank you ever so much for this! At one point I got a similar error as many others wherein the disk read but the machine would not reboot. I solved this by just using a different diskette. Also, apparently the wincris.exe makes the floppy disk boot sector differently. Don't know if this is true or not. I ended up using the makeboot.exe file to write the boot sector before continuing.

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