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Thread: Satellite C660-13r PSC0LE - BIOS update problem

  1. Satellite C660-13r PSC0LE - BIOS update problem
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    I bought Satellite c660-13r 11.05.2011

    After Install, and setup Internet conection, ther was message on Bulletin Board, NEW BIOS so I update the laptop bios with TOSHIBA BULLETIN BOARD. I updated the bios to 1.30 with no problems,

    NOW I HAVE BIG PROBLEM,
    1. POST takes 30sec,
    2. booting windows is slow
    3. notebook is so slow i can cry!
    4. when i open new window or just klick to open new link, everything stay for 3-4sec

    and i must ask you, how is this posibile, when i open HWSetup, in start menu ->toshiba->utilytis
    I can see BIOS.Version 1.40 04/08/2011 i can send you screenshots

    How can i flasch BIOS with other versions,
    Its big problem to work

    Thank you and i hope you can help me..

  2. Re: Satellite C660-13r PSC0LE - BIOS update problem
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    Hi

    The BIOS version should be mentioned in the BIOS settings.
    Power up the unit, press F2 and check the version there.

    Furthermore I recommend settings the BIOS back to default settings.
    In BIOS settings you will need to press F9 to get default. Then save the changes and exit BIOS.
    Reboot the unit and check how many processes are running in the OS background.

    I recommend disabling some not essential processes in msconfig.
    There you can go to StartUp tab and could uncheck not needed processes.

  3. Re: Satellite C660-13r PSC0LE - BIOS update problem
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    thank you..

    The BIOS version should be mentioned in the BIOS settings.
    Power up the unit, press F2 and check the version there.

    +*yes it's 1.4*+

    Furthermore I recommend settings the BIOS back to default settings.
    In BIOS settings you will need to press F9 to get default. Then save the changes and exit BIOS.
    Reboot the unit and check how many processes are running in the OS background.

    +*yes all what you say is OK but.. problem is present, i saw somewhere, problem is the battery,*+
    +*1. system off, battery out and problem is gone..!*+
    +*but i have new one:) how to work with no battery :-)*+

    I recommend disabling some not essential processes in msconfig.
    There you can go to StartUp tab and could uncheck not needed processes.

  4. Re: Satellite C660-13r PSC0LE - BIOS update problem
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    Hi buddy,

    I can’t imagine that BIOS is causing such Windows problems because BIOS doesn’t affect Windows itself. Also it seems that BIOS version is correct, otherwise the notebook wouldn’t be able to boot…

    I think you must reset the BIOS to default settings. So go into BIOS setup and press F9 key to load the defaults. Then save & exit BIOS setup and start Windows.

    Check this!!!

  5. Re: Satellite C660-13r PSC0LE - BIOS update problem
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    with battery and ac/dc power
    POST, and BOOT takes long time
    take battery out and work with AC/DC powera only! is no problem.. and all setting are the same!???
    how is that..


    thank you all,

  6. Re: Satellite C660-13r PSC0LE - BIOS update problem
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    Hey,

    I’m a little bit confused… I don’t understand why you have updated the BIOS on a brand new notebook…

    Anyway, what you can do before contacting an authorized service provider for professional help is recover your notebook to factory settings using Toshiba recovery disk. Maybe it’s really a software issue so recovery disk or HDD recovery can help you to get rid of this.

    If not I would get in contact with an authorized service provider and let the guys check your unit. ;)

  7. Re: Satellite C660-13r PSC0LE - BIOS update problem
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    Toshiba has BULLETIN BOARD Tool to update and get some information..

    we have few satellite c660, my was first:-( installed. After connecting to internet, was message.. NEW BIOS UPDATE..
    thats all

    I dont know one thing. How can be installed bios version 1.4 for my notebook is version 1.3 the latest one!

    POST (power on self test) is so slow!
    Recovering the system was slow slow slow

    I hope toshiba service can flash to bios version 1.3

  8. Re: Satellite C660-13r PSC0LE - BIOS update problem
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    Hi dude

    I would like to add some notice to msconfig:
    “msconfig” should only be done by an advanced user who know what he is doing.
    If the incorrect a “service” or “statrup” is stopped this may have sever consciences for the OS.
    If you don’t know exactly what single process is responsible for, then don’t touch this.
    But I’ve got a tip for you;
    You can also use google search function in order to get more details about the single processes.

    I found very useful and interesting page about msconfig:
    http://netsquirrel.com/msconfig/msconfig_win7.html

    Now back to BIOS and windows booting time;
    Are you sure that SATA settings in BIOS are set to AHCI?
    Be sure that this is set to AHCI instead of compatible. If the option would be set to “compatible” then the HDD would operate much slower and this could be also a explanation for your issue.

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