readme.txt Driver File Contents (sagcv160.exe)

README.TXT                                                    2008-12-17 CDC
Flash BIOS version 1.60 for Satellite A300/A305

This BIOS is applicable to the following models:

Satellite A300-ST3512
Satellite A300-ST4505
Satellite A305-S6863
Satellite A305-S6864
Satellite A305-S68641
Satellite A305-S6872
Satellite A305-S6873
Satellite A305-S6883
Satellite A305-S6893
Satellite A305-S6894
Satellite A305-S6898
Satellite A305-S6905
Satellite A305-S6908
Satellite A305-S6916
Satellite A305-SP6804A
Satellite A305-SP6804C
Satellite A305-SP6804R
Satellite A305-SP6906A
Satellite A305-SP6906C
Satellite A305-SP6906R

For purposes of this document, the term "Satellite A300/A305"
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
2200d160.exe    Self-extracting diskette image of BIOS install diskette
po10160m.exe    Windows-installed BIOS package
LAUNCHER.EXE    BIOS Installation Launcher application. The Launcher
                displays a Windows dialog from which you can choose a BIOS
                installation option appropriate for your system and Windows
                version.  There are various other files in support of the
                BIOS Installation Launcher which are not listed here.
sagcv160.iso    ISO Image of bootable BIOS Installation CD-ROM
                See instructions below regarding the use of this image

********************** 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.  Toshiba HIGHLY recommends that the computer
is powered via the AC adapter during the entire BIOS update process.

In the event of a power loss during the BIOS update process, the BIOS Key
Installation Method, described below, can sometimes be used to recover from
the failure.  If it does not, you'll need to have your computer serviced by a
Toshiba Authorized Service Provider (ASP).  You can select an ASP in your
area at

Toshiba also recommends that you disconnect all peripheral devices from your
computer before you perform the BIOS update.  Peripheral devices include, but
are not limited to, docking devices (Desk Stations, port replicators), PCMCIA
and CardBus cards, USB and IEEE 1394 devices, printers, scanners, digital
cameras, etc.

On some models, it is not unusual to see a CMOS checksum 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 checksum error



There are two options for installing this BIOS release:

1) From within Windows NT-based operating systems (Vista, XP, 2000) using
   the Windows-based BIOS installer.

2) From the bootable BIOS installation CD-ROM


This release offers the option to install the BIOS directly from within
Windows NT-based operating systems.  To do so, simply select the 'Windows
Installation' option from the Launcher menu, and click 'Ok'.

Please close all programs before executing the Windows NT-based installer.

Due to the somewhat increased risk of errors updating the BIOS from within
Windows (as compared to using the boot diskette method), it is HIGHLY
recommended that the computer be connected to AC power via the AC adapter,
and that the power-save mode is set to 'Full Power' or the equivalent while
installing the BIOS.

The Windows NT-based BIOS installer, po10160m.exe, will install the flash
BIOS when run under Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, or Windows XP.

The Windows NT-based installer requires Administrator priveleges on the
target system, and, for Windows 2000/XP, requires that the Toshiba Value-
added Logic Device driver (TVALD, or ACPI common modules) be installed and

Windows 95, 98, and Me are not supported.  If executed under Windows 9x/Me,
the Launcher will not offer the option to install from within Windows.

If your Toshiba PC is equipped with a bootable CD-ROM device (CD-ROM,
DVD-ROM, DVD-RW, DVD-Multi, etc.), and you have access to a CD writer
(burner, either installed in your Toshiba PC or in another PC), you can create
a bootable BIOS installation CD-ROM using the ISO CD image, sagcv160.iso,
provided in this distribution.

If you have CD burning software on your computer, chances are good it has set
itself up as the default handler for ISO CD-ROM images.  If this is the case,
the option to create the bootable CD-ROM from the BIOS Launcher, will launch
your CD burning software, ready to burn the ISO image to CD.  If your software
hasn't set itself up as the default handler for ISO images, we'll recognize
that fact, and let you know.

Once you create the bootable CD-ROM, simply boot your computer from the
resulting CD.  To boot from CD, you can either hold down the "C" key while
you turn your computer on, or you can use HWSetup to change the boot priority
so the CD drive boots before the HDD.

Note 1, if your CD burner supports it, you can use a rewritable CD (CD-RW) disc
to create the bootable BIOS installation CD-ROM.  Be sure to erase the
rewritable disc (if it has data on it) before you proceed.  Once you are
finished updating your system's DMI values, you can erase and re-use the
rewritable disc.

Note 2, The BIOS Launcher dialog offers the option to install the BIOS from a
bootable diskette.  Unfortunately, the BIOS image, and its flash utility are
too big to fit on a diskette.  If you make the bootable diskette, and boot
your PC from it, it will look for the BIOS on your CD/DVD drive.

IMPORTANT: Creating the bootable BIOS installation CD requires a specific
           set of steps that is unique to each CD authoring application.
           You cannot simply copy the ISO image to a blank CD and expect
           to be able to boot from it.

Here are brief instructions for creating a CD from the ISO image using widely
available software.

* Roxio Easy CD Creator:
  Easy CD Creator 5, bundled with some Toshiba PCs, allows you to initiate
  the ISO image to CD burning process by simply double-clicking the .ISO file
  in Windows Explorer. Simply browse to the folder into which you downloaded
  the ISO image file and double-click to launch Easy CD Creator. Then put a
  blank CD-R media in your drive and click on the 'Record' button to begin
  creating the CD.

  Information about Easy CD Creator is available at

* Nero:
  Nero 6 is available for download as a fully-functional demo. Nero can be
  used to create a CD from your ISO image using either of the two following

	o In Nero Burning ROM go to menu option 'Recorder --> Burn Image' and
	  navigate to the drive/folder containing the ISO image you wish to
	  burn to CD.

	o In Nero Express select the option for 'Disc Image or Saved Project'
	  to select the ISO image file and burn to CD.

More information about Nero 6 and a downloadable demo is available at

Drag 'n Drop CD:
The Drag 'n Drop CD application bundled with some Toshiba PC models does not
support creating a CD from an ISO image.  You'll need to use a different CD
burning application. If Roxio Easy CD Creator (see above) is not on your PC,
one application that can be used with Windows XP is Alex Feinman's free "ISO
Recorder Power Toy". This software allows you to right-click on .iso files and
use Windows XP's built-in CD writing wizard to create CDs from ISO image files.

Information about the ISO Recorder Power Toy is available at

Note: Information about non-bundled software is provided "for your
      information".  Toshiba neither recommends nor supports software that
      is not bundled with our computers or purchased from

CHANGE HISTORY for Satellite A300/A305

Version 1.60  2008-10-31
   o Fixed: Need to input the supervisor password to open HWSetup if BIOS
     setup is entered first.
   o Fixed: Boot priority is set to the default setting after restarting when
     "compatibility" mode is selected.
   o Fixed: Setting the password in HWSetup with "Fn+0" can not be identified
     in SCU.
   o Updated MRC v2.30 for Intel Cantiga A1 stepping.
   o Fixed: The Celeron processor can not control the speed in the XP TPS
   o Updated Insyde Flash Windows v3.54 to support the UAC function check.
   o Added CRID Cantiga A1: 09h.
   o Fixed: When the system boots to a PXE-Linux Server, file downloads take
     a longer time.

Version 1.50  2008-09-25
   o Added support for T3200 and T3400 CPUs.
   o Fixed: Can't display the Core Multi-Processing item after disabling the
     Core Multi-Processing function.
   o Fixed: Can't boot from the USB FDD after setting defaults in BIOS
     without connecting a USB FDD.
   o Updated Intel MRC to version 2.0.
   o Fixed: GL40 + 4G RAM no Audio issue.
   o Added the Tj85/Tj90/Tj100 thermal table.
   o Fixed WINXP S3 resume fail when system used GL40 + Intel WLAN.

Version 1.40  2008-08-19
   o Corrected a problem with finishing the initial Windows setup.

Version 1.30  2008-07-19
   o Added Robson item in the SCU.
   o Updated the thermal table to support Merom CPUs.
   o Updated Turbo Memory 1.7 kernel code.
   o Added 1067A CPU microcode.
   o Corrected: 8GB RAM in 64-bit Operating Systems system runs very slow.
   o Updated MRC code to v1.5.
   o Modified the GL40 SSID.
   o Added the Insyde H2O logo.
   o Modified DVM and maximum graphics memory size.
   o Corrected: After a S4/Resume, the "resuming" progress bar is not
     displayed in Windows XP.
   o Corrected: Compatibility mode will blue screen (A5h).
   o Changed the Hotkey function from "LED On/Off" to "Mute On/Off."
   o Corrected: During Media Player operation, the sound is interrupted when
     Hotkey #1 "Illumination Led On/Off" is pressed in European models.
   o First production BIOS for Satellite A300/A305 PSAG8U models.
   o Corrected: Internal Keyboard repeat speed can not be changed.

Version 1.10  2008-06-17
   o Initial Production BIOS for Satellite A300/A305 models (PSAGCU).

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How To Update Drivers Manually

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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