readme.txt Driver File Contents (3700v82.exe)

README.TXT                                                     12-20-1999 CDC
Flash BIOS version 8.20 for Portege 7000

This BIOS is applicable to the following models:

Portege 7000

For purposes of this document, the term "Portege 7000"
is used to generically refer to all of the models listed above.

This archive contains the following files:

README.TXT      Installation/usage instructions in ASCII text format
README.COM      Self-displaying version of installation/usage instructions
1114D820.EXE    Self-extracting diskette image of BIOS install diskette
BIOFC1FT.COM    Flash BIOS 8.20 image for Portege 7000
                (provided here for installation methods 2 and 3)
CHGBIOSA.EXE    Flash BIOS update utility for Portege 7000
                (provided here for installation methods 2 and 3)
RETROFIT.TXT    Important information about installing this BIOS after
                Windows 98 is already installed
ACPI.REG        Windows 98 Registry import file for ACPI update
TOSCDROM.SYS    Toshiba real-mode (MS-DOS) CD-ROM device driver
SERWAVE.VXD     Virtual Device Driver for "Wave device for voice modem"
                (provided here for use with models equipped with internal
INSTINFO.BAT    DOS batch file that creates install disk and displays README

This BIOS version is Windows 98 compatible and supports Plug and Play, and ACPI

********************************** CAUTION! *********************************

During the upgrading of your computers BIOS, if the computer loses power or
fails to complete the process of upgrading the BIOS, the existing BIOS in
the computer may become damaged. In the event of this occurring, the
F12 Installation Method, described below, can be used to recover from
this error condition.

If you are upgrading a number of computers with this BIOS, the F12
installation method is the quickest.

It is recommended that all PCMCIA cards be removed from the system prior to
upgrading the BIOS.  Also advisable is removing the computer from an attached
DeskStation V or DeskStation V Plus or NoteDock Enhanced Port Replicator.

It is not unusual to see a CMOS error when you first reboot the computer after
installing the new BIOS.  If you see this message on your screen, press F1 as
instructed.  This displays the "TSETUP" screen. Press <End> to save the CMOS
data.  You won't see the CMOS error again.

******************** BIOS INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS *************************

There are three ways to install this BIOS version:

1) Use the bootable diskette that is automatically created by the Windows
   UnZip process (Recommended)

2) At startup by holding down the F12 key.

3) Run CHGBIOSA.EXE at the command prompt.



This release of the electronic distribution BIOS utilizes a self-extracting
ZIP file that, when run under Windows or Win-OS2, creates a bootable BIOS
installation diskette.

Since you're reading this, you were obviously able to extract the downloaded
file.  If you also created the BIOS installation diskette as a part of the
extraction process, you're ready to follow the installation instructions

If you didn't create the installation diskette during the extraction phase,
or if you extracted the downloaded file with PKUnZip or WinZip, you can
create the installation diskette by executing the INSTINFO program from the
DOS command prompt.

Install this BIOS using the following steps:

WINDOWS 95/98 or Windows NT 4.x:

      o Close all open programs
      o Insert the BIOS installation diskette into your diskette drive (A:)
      o Click Start
      o Click Shutdown
      o Click the radio button next to "Restart the computer?"
      o Click Yes


      o Close all open programs
      o From Program Manager, click on File/Exit Windows
        Windows exits to a MS-DOS command prompt
      o Insert the BIOS installation diskette into your diskette drive (A:)
      o Press Ctrl-Alt-Del (press and hold the <Ctrl> and <Alt> keys and press
        the <Del> key) to restart the system


      o Close all open programs
      o Shut down the operating system
      o Insert the BIOS installation diskette into your diskette drive (A:)
      o Restart the computer by pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del or turning the computer
        OFF then on again

The computer will boot MS-DOS from the BIOS installation diskette, and
initiate the Flash BIOS installation routine.  When the Flash BIOS
installation is complete, the success message is displayed:

        Please push the RESET SW (or turn AC power OFF/ON) to restart!

                             ROM Write Successful!
                               Utility Finished!

Eject the diskette from drive A: and turn the computer OFF then ON, or press
the reset switch to restart your computer.


If you are unable to use the Windows self-extractor, the self-extracting
ZIP archive can be extracted by executing it from a DOS prompt or it can be
extracted using PKUNZIP 2.04G or an equivalent UnZIP utility.  A DOS batch
file, INSTINFO.BAT is provided in the ZIP archive which will create the BIOS
installation diskette.  If all else fails, you can execute the
self-extracting diskette image manually.  This file is named 1114D820.EXE, and
needs a parameter of A: (1114D820 A:) to successfully create the diskette in
drive A:

The self-extracting diskette image, 1114D820.EXE, will run under MS-DOS or a
command prompt under Windows 95/98, NT, or OS/2.  PLEASE NOTE that long
directory names in  the path where the self-extracting image file is stored
under Windows 9x or NT will cause the self-extracting image to abort.  Long
directory names are supported under OS/2.


Your Toshiba computer has a special keyboard function to install an
updated BIOS image.

To use this function, hold down the F12 while the computer is powered on.
The computer MUST be in BOOT mode, not Resume mode.

The F12 installation method will only work with the internal keyboard.  If
your computer is docked with the display closed and you are using an external
keyboard, the computer will need to be undocked and the internal keyboard's
F12 key used.

When the computer starts up with the F12 key depressed, the following
message appears:

'Ready for BIOS update. Place the BIOS diskette in the drive, and press
any key when ready to proceed.'

Insert the diskette that contains CHGBIOSA.EXE and BIOFC1FT.COM,
and press any key.  The CHGBIOSA program will automatically load the


The CHGBIOSA program is designed to be run from the MS-DOS command
prompt.  It cannot be run in a DOS box inside of Windows 3.x, Windows 9x,
OS/2 or other operating systems.  It also will not run if a Memory Manager,
like EMM386, is loaded.  The CHGBIOSA program can be run from a
floppy disk, hard drive, or PCMCIA drive.  However, you will need a floppy
diskette (high or low density) in your A: drive at the time the CHGBIOSA
program is run.

When the CHGBIOSA program is executed by itself, it will prompt you
to specify where the BIOS image file, BIOFC1FT.COM is located.  Enter
the complete path and file name. Example: C:\3700V82\BIOFC1FT.COM.


If your path for BIOFC1FT.COM is anywhere other than the root directory
of the A: drive (A:\BIOFC1FT.COM), CHGBIOSA will copy the BIOS image
file from its current location to the root directory of A: drive.

Optionally, the CHGBIOSA program can also be run from a single command
which includes the path to the BIOFC1FT.COM file.

   Example: CHGBIOSA C:\3700V82\BIOFC1FT.COM


Version 8.20  12-06-1999
  o  A change was made that will now support the 10/100 Network DVD-Dock
  o  Corrected a problem using a Cannon printer.
  o  Corrected an intermittent power off problem under Windows NT 4.0
     Service Pack.
  o  Corrected a LAN controller detection problem. The failure occurred
     after powering up the computer, attached to the CD/DVD Dock, without
     an AC adaptor, executing Standby, and executing a wake-up after an AC
     adaptor had been attached.
  o  Corrected a data corruption problem in the FDD.  The failure would
     occur when attempting to read a floppy disk, after copying data by
     using LS-120 (a large capacity external FDD device using a 120MB
     "super disk"), under Windows 95/98, then re-booting the computer in
     DOS mode.
  o  Corrected a problem when a USB legacy mode was set to "Enabled."
  o  Corrected a Hibernation problem, that occurred when the computer was
     set to "Panel Power On/Off" with no AC adaptor attached, Hibernation
     being executed by closing the LCD panel, and then allowing the
     computer to power up, after an AC adaptor was attached to the
  o  Corrected a Windows 98 install problem, causing the FDD to fail when a
     device was detected during installation.
  o  With Windows 95 or Windows 98 installed, executing Hibernation without
     shutting down, resulted in an error being generated.
  o  The processing method used by the BIOS when terminating an OS was

Version 8.10  03-16-1999
  o  Corrected a problem of an intermittent hang, under Windows 98, when
     the computer is hot-docked to the Port Replicator (PA2722U and

Version 8.00  03-05-1999
  o  Corrected a problem in Windows 98 with a hang when operating under
     ACPI mode.  C3 state function was disabled completely.

Version 7.90  01-20-1999
  o  Corrected a problem where, if the system was suspended under Windows
     98 with a PCMCIA SCSI card connected,  the system would hang during a
  o  Corrected a problem where, if running on battery power with Windows 95
     and changing the font size to 10 or smaller, characters were sometimes
  o  Corrected a problem where the USB port cannot be used when hot
     undocking from CD/DVD-ROM dock.
  o  Corrected a problem where the machine can hang with IRT when
     cold-booting the system.
  o  Corrected a problem with the heat control function if the system was
     turned on with a high temperature.

Version 7.80  12-11-1998
  o  As a countermeasure against fan noise when connected to a dock, a
     change was made for the fan to not spin at a high rate of speed all
     the time. The same heat-control measure is used as when the machine is
     disconnected from the dock.
  o  Corrected a problem where the system would hang in the middle of the
     shutdown process  if shutting down the system using the power switch
     under Win98 with the display off.
  o  Corrected a problem where, after suspending the system under Win98 and
     opening or closing the lid while the system is off and then resuming
     the system, the result would be a resume failure.
  o  Corrected a problem where suspending or resuming the system under
     Win95 or Win98 would lead to an all white or all black LCD.

Version 7.70  01-06-1999
  o  Corrected a problem where the system would hang after CPU shifted to
     C3 state under Win98 (ACPI mode).
  o  Corrected a problem where, when using an incorrect key floppy
     diskette, the password would be canceled.
  o  Corrected a problem where, with the machine connected to the dock and
     a setting of "low processing speed", the system would hang in the
     middle of IRT.
  o  Corrected a problem where, after hibernation is executed one time, the
     hibernation will continue to work even though the hibernation setting
     was canceled.
  o  Corrected a problem where, when setting "Execute Hibernation at 0% of
     battery level" under Windows98, the system intermittently would turn
     off while hibernation processing.

Version 7.60  10-16-1998
  o  Corrected a problem when operating under Widows 98, and a system is
     cold docked in a LAN Docker and Device Manager is set to Disable LAN
     controller, the system would error if hot-undocked.
  o  Corrected a problem where the system would hang if CardBus/16-bit mode
     was selected and a non-CardBus PCMCIA card is inserted into the
  o  Corrected a problem where FIR did not work properly under WinNT5.0.
  o  A change was made to support C1 stepping of the Intel chipset 443BX.

Version 7.50  08-19-1998
  o  Corrected a problem where the system, with a modem installed, can hang
     when trying to suspend or resume.

Version 7.40  08-01-1998
  o  Initial Production BIOS for this model.


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After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

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