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kamrankhanis
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Toshiba a500-17x bios recovery without floppy drive

Hi,

 

I have a Toshiba Satellite A500-TX laptop.

 

My BIOS was updating via the windows application but the laptop hung up and restarted (duh!!!). Now quite understandably the laptop does boot up and doesnt even show anything on the screen when powered on (i guess the bios is corrupted).

 

I have found a few ways to reflash the bios using a floppy drive but the problem is that the laptop does not come with a floppy drive.

 

Can anyone recommend any way to reflash the bios with the floppy drive? possibly by formatting the usb as a floppy and booting? I have tried using the usb to reflash via the phoenix method here:

 

http://forum.notebookreview.com/toshiba/469337-toshiba-satellite-a350-bios-recovery-phoenix.html

 

...but to no avail.

 

any help would be much appreciated!!

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Peter
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Re: Toshiba a500-17x bios recovery without floppy drive

That appears to be a model from the UK, and this is the site for Toshiba USA. You may want to contact Toshiba in your region.

 

Toshiba Europe Support Forums

- Peter
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kamrankhanis
Posts: 2

Re: Toshiba a500-17x bios recovery without floppy drive

ok, thanks. ill post there.