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README.TXT                                                    2009-01-12 CDC
ACPI Flash BIOS version 3.00 for Tecra A6/Satellite M100 (XP)
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This BIOS is applicable to the following models:

Satellite M100
Satellite M100-ST5111
Satellite M100-ST5211
Satellite M105
Satellite M105-S3001
Satellite M105-S3002
Satellite M105-S3004
Satellite M105-S3011
Satellite M105-S3012
Satellite M105-S3014
Satellite M105-S3021
Satellite M105-S3031
Satellite M105-S3041
Satellite M105-S3051
Satellite M105-S3064
Satellite M105-S3074
Satellite M105-S3084
Satellite M105-S322
Satellite M105-SP3027
Satellite M105-SP3066
Satellite M105-SP381
Tecra A6
Tecra A6 (PTA62U)
Tecra A6-EZ6311
Tecra A6-EZ6312
Tecra A6-EZ6313
Tecra A6-EZ6314
Tecra A6-EZ6411
Tecra A6-S513
Tecra A6-S6315
Tecra A6-S713
Tecra A6-ST3112
Tecra A6-ST3512


For purposes of this document, the term "Satellite M100/M105"
is used to generically refer to all of the models listed above.

Release Notes:
   o This BIOS only supports Windows XP.



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This archive contains the following files:
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README.TXT      Installation/usage instructions in ASCII text format
2218d300.exe    Self-extracting diskette image of BIOS install diskette
setup.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.
ta6v300.iso     ISO Image of bootable BIOS Installation CD-ROM
                See instructions below regarding the use of this image


********************** CAUTION! *********************************************
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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 http://pcrepair.toshiba.com

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
again.

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BIOS INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
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There are three options for installing this BIOS release:

1) From the bootable BIOS installation diskette.  This is the recommeded
   procedure whenever a diskette drive (internal, USB, or PCMCIA) is
   available on the target system.

2) From within Windows NT-based operating systems (XP, 2000, NT 4.0) using
   the Windows-based BIOS installer.

3) From the bootable BIOS installation CD-ROM


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1) BOOT DISKETTE INSTALLATION METHOD (Recommended)
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The BIOS installation launcher offers the option to create a bootable BIOS
installation diskette.  Simply select 'Diskette Installation' from the
Launcher menu and click 'Ok'.  You'll need to have a diskette drive
(internal, USB, or PCMCIA) installed, and a formatted 1.44MB diskette
available.

Once the BIOS installation diskette has been created, install the BIOS
using the following steps:

      o Connect the computer to AC power using the AC adapter.
      o Close all open programs
      o Insert the BIOS installation diskette into your diskette drive (A:)
      o Shut down the operating system.  With Windows, you may choose to
        Restart rather than shutting down.
      o If necessary, 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.  Please note that on systems
where only a USB-connected diskette drive is supported, you can force the
computer to boot from the USB-connected diskette by holding down the "U" key,
when powering-on the system.

When the Flash BIOS update is complete, a message like the one below will be
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.


=== ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THIS INSTALLATION METHOD ===

If you are unable to use the Windows self-extractor, the self-extracting
ZIP archive can be extracted using PKUnZip, Info-Zip, or an equivalent UnZIP
utility.  The Zip archive was created with Info-Zip (http://www.info-zip.org)
and the self-extractor (SFX) is WinZip (http://www.winzip.com)

The WinImage self-extracting diskette image, 2218d300.exe, is a 32-bit
Windows application that requires Windows 9x, Me, NT, 2000, or XP.
Information about WinImage is available at http://www.winimage.com.

For Linux or other operating systems, you can use the boot CD-ROM method or
you can create the BIOS installation diskette on a Windows-based computer,
and boot the Toshiba notebook using the BIOS installation diskette.


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2) INSTALLATION FROM WITHIN WINDOWS NT/2000/XP
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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'.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THIS INSTALLATION METHOD
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, setup.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
working.

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.

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3) BOOT CD-ROM INSTALLATION METHOD
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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, ta6v300.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, 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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: 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.

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Here are brief instructions for creating a CD from the ISO image using widely
available software.
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* 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 http://www.roxio.com


* 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
  techniques:

	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
http://www.nero.com


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
http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/isorecorder.htm


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 toshibadirect.com.


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CHANGE HISTORY for Satellite M100/M105
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Version 3.00  2008-12-28
   o Added a workaround to cover incorrect EEPROM data that causes a password
     to be set.

Version 2.90  2007-10-29
   o A workaround was added to prevent the LCD from staying off after opening
     the lid to wake from Standby (S3).

Version 2.80  2007-07-12
   o Updated the ATI VBIOS M52P(BR25700) and M54P(BR25701) to  correct a
     display mosaic issue.
   o Updated the BIOS code to show the total memory capacity in the BIOS
     setup menu.

Version 2.70  2007-05-30
   o The microcode for Yonah and Merom CPUs was updated.
   o A modification was made to avoid current leakage from SPK_SEL to finger
     printer.

Version 2.60  2007-01-09
   o A new Toshiba POST logo was added.
   o This BIOS is for Windows XP and(perhaps) earlier Windows versions.  For
     Windows Vista, please use BIOS version 5.xx.

Version 2.50  2006-12-22
   o A workaround was implemented for system hangs that occur if a USB mouse
     is moved continuously during POST.
   o Modified: Thermal fan trip point for the Merom T5200 CPU.
   o Updated: Setup menu string "Core Multi-Processing" to support Japanese
     and French languages.
   o Updated: BIOS support for XP to Vista upgrades, and Vista to XP
     downgrades. Note: Upgrade the BIOS to V5.10 to run Vista. The BIOS must
     be downgraded to V2.50 or higher (through 4.xx) to run XP.
   o A workaround was implemented for system hangs that occur when waking
     from repeated USB mouse clicks (left button), or unplugging a USB mouse
     when the system is entering Standby mode (S3).
   o This BIOS is for Windows XP and(perhaps) earlier Windows versions.  For
     Windows Vista, please use BIOS version 5.xx.

Version 2.40  2006-11-23
   o Modified the thermal fan trip point for T5200 CPUs
   o Updated the microcode for Merom (M2006F251 and M8006F538) and Yonah CPUs
     (M8006EC59).
   o Added a new Toshiba logo for Malaysian models.
   o Implemented BIOS code per Intel's request.
   o Added support for LG LCD Panels (LP141WX1-TLB4_CVS and
     LP141WX1-TLB4_CVS).

Version 2.20  2006-09-25
   o Removed debug code to identify who set the password for BIOS.
   o Added a workaround for a BIOS password anomaly.
   o Corrected: The display resolution switches to 800x600 after Intel VGA
     driver V44.97 is installed.
   o Corrected: A black screen occurred when installing ATI VGA Driver V8.233
     on Windows 2000 computers.
   o Corrected: Got the wrong panel EDID data on computers with NVIDIA
     graphics and Samsung LCD LTN141W1-L06 panels.

Version 2.10  2006-09-01
   o The ATI VBIOS was updated for LCD flicker and shadow issues.
   o Added a log flag to identify who set the BIOS password

Version 2.00  2006-08-21
   o Updated the DTS function code for the Merom CPU (FSB: 667MHz).
   o Added Wireless LAN enable/disable support for the Device Lock Utility.

Version 1.90  2006-07-06
   o Updated the microcode for the Mobile Yonah D0 stepping, and Merom B1 &
     B2 stepping processors.
   o Corrected an issue where the "Execute-Disable Bit Capability" in BIOS
     setup is not grayed out, even though the "Unable to run HWSETUP" option
     is set in the Supervisor Password Utility.
   o Corrected an issue where the computer inadvertently powers on when the
     AC adapter is plugged in and the LCD is opened.

Version 1.80  2006-06-16
   o Updated the CPU microcode for the Yonah D0 stepping CPU.
   o Corrected a "wrong memory size" issue that was reported by the System
     Information test of the Diagnostic Tool.
   o Added support for the SHARP 14.1" LQ141K1LB1C Panel.
   o The Lid process function was changed to prevent the computer from
     re-entering a hibernation state after waking from a "Wake On LAN" event.
     (Conditions: Toshiba Power Saver "When I close the Lid" function is set
     to "Hibernate. "Wake-up on LAN" set to "Enabled". Hibernation initiated
     by closing the Display Panel, and the Panel is kept closed.)

Version 1.70  2006-04-27
   o Corrected: After the computer wakes from hibernation by raising the
     display panel (lid), and the LCD Monitor turns off due to power
     management settings, the display may not turn back on after a key is
     pressed.
   o Implemented the following NVIDIA erratum: "nVidia G71M, G72M, and G73M
     PCIe L1 ASPM incorrect lock during Recovery erratum, Workaround for
     Mobile IntelR 945GM/PM Express Chipset Family"
   o Updated the DTS method for TJ85 CPUs.
   o Added Samsung and LG panel IDs.
   o A change was made to correct the wrong scan codes from being sent by the
     EC when ALT+PrtSc was pressed.
   o Added a CMT CPU thermal fan trip point.

Version 1.60  2006-04-04
   o BTC function filtering for the Yonah Celeron CPU was modified.
   o The thermal fan trip point was modified.
   o The "read thermal sensor" initial time was modified.
   o Intel OSB SDK v3.50 was implemented.
   o The Japan model fan table was corrected.

Version 1.50  2006-03-31
   o Updated: The Intel VBIOS was updated from ver.1284 to ver.1256.
   o Corrected: An unknown device is found after setting the supervisor and
     user passwords.
   o Corrected: Windows 2000 "IEEE-HDD" error message.
   o Updated: The ATI M52P, ATI M54P, and Intel GMA Video BIOSs were updated.
   o Added: Intel Merom CPU Support.
   o Added: Intel Yonah CeleronM CPU OSB.
   o Added: Support for Japanese models.
   o Corrected: The NVIDIA VBIOS was updated to correct garbage from flashing
     on the TV when switching between Clone, Horizontal, and Vertical modes
     in both NTSC and PAL options.
   o Corrected: Abnormal USB keyboard input in a pure DOS environment.
   o Corrected: The Toshiba logo is displayed too long during POST when using
     a FMU-ID4-PW mouse.
   o Modified: TouchChip BIOS Authentication (TBA) is disabled after a user
     reboot.
   o Corrected: The computer wakes from S3 if the LCD panel is closed
     forcefully.

Version 1.20  2006-01-26
   o A change was made to ensure small amounts of power would not be consumed
     if external pressure applied to a closed notebook triggers the power
     button.

Version 1.10  2006-01-17
   o Initial Production BIOS for Tecra A6 and Satellite M100/M105.



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