readme.txt Driver File Contents (sp100v450.exe)

README.TXT                                                    2008-12-09 CDC
ACPI Flash BIOS version 4.50 for Satellite P100
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This BIOS is applicable to the following models:

Satellite P100-ST1071
Satellite P100-ST1072
Satellite P100-ST7111
Satellite P100-ST7211
Satellite P100-ST9012
Satellite P100-ST9212
Satellite P100-ST9412
Satellite P100-ST9612
Satellite P100-ST9712
Satellite P100-ST9732
Satellite P100-ST9742
Satellite P100-ST9752
Satellite P100-ST9762
Satellite P100-ST9772
Satellite P105-S6002
Satellite P105-S6004
Satellite P105-S6012
Satellite P105-S6014
Satellite P105-S6022
Satellite P105-S6024
Satellite P105-S6034
Satellite P105-S6054
Satellite P105-S6062
Satellite P105-S6064
Satellite P105-S6074
Satellite P105-S6084
Satellite P105-S6102
Satellite P105-S6104
Satellite P105-S6114
Satellite P105-S6124
Satellite P105-S6134
Satellite P105-S6147
Satellite P105-S6148
Satellite P105-S6157
Satellite P105-S6158
Satellite P105-S6167
Satellite P105-S6177
Satellite P105-S6187
Satellite P105-S6197
Satellite P105-S6207
Satellite P105-S6217
Satellite P105-S6227
Satellite P105-S921
Satellite P105-S931
Satellite P105-S9312
Satellite P105-S9337
Satellite P105-S9339
Satellite P105-S9722


For purposes of this document, the term "Satellite P100/P105"
is used to generically refer to all of the models listed above.


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This archive contains the following files:
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README.TXT      Installation/usage instructions in ASCII text format
2193d450.exe    Self-extracting diskette image of BIOS install diskette
sp100v450_w32.exeWindows-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.
sp100v450.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, 2193d450.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, sp100v450_w32.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, sp100v450.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 P100/P105
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Version 4.50  2008-12-08
   o Added support for flash part MX29LV008CT.

Version 4.40  2008-08-02
   o Corrected a BIOS password(s) automatic deletion issue.

Version 4.30  2008-04-08
   o Corrected: Windows Vista does not recognize the battery immediately when
     the AC Adapter is plugged-in.

Version 4.20  2007-11-20
   o Added 64-bit OS support.
   o 3D graphics performance was improved when combined with nVIDIA graphics
     driver update version 7.15.11.5666.
   o Corrected: Power switch intermittently needs to be pressed for more than
     5 seconds before the computer powers on.

Version 4.00  2007-08-06
   o A workaround was implemented to prevent a password from automatically
     being set by the computer.

Version 3.80  2007-05-16
   o A BIOS update was applied due to Intel's request.
   o Note: BIOS versions 3.30 and later support Windows Vista and XP.

Version 3.30  2007-01-09
   o Changes were made to support Windows Vista.  This BIOS supports both
     Windows Vista, and Windows XP.

Version 2.40  2006-09-07
   o Added the PCI_MEMORY_OPTIMIZATION option for 4GB of memory.
   o Updated the NVIDIA G73M VBIOS.
   o Added a ACPI 3.0 backlight control method for Windows Vista.
   o Added a CX20549 Pin configuration setting for Windows Vista.
   o Removed NVIDIA GPU WMI for Windows Vista.

Version 2.10  2006-06-13
   o Corrected an issue where letters were dropped while typing normally
     after the MSN search toolbar was installed.
   o Update the VBIOS to improve graphics performance of the nVIDIA
     G71M-Ultra chip.

Version 1.70  2006-03-17
   o Corrected: When a password is set, If F12 is pressed continuously while
     booting, the computer will start up without a password.
   o Changed the default setup menu language to be based on the part number.
   o Added the Merom 6F1 CPU MCU RID 012.
   o Corrected a Merom 6F1 CPU string display error.
   o Changed the DMI BIOS release date year setting from 2 digits to 4
     digits.
   o Removed the EC & VBIOS version from the setup menu info page.
   o Corrected a DMI BIOS version error.
   o Updated the VBIOS for the nVidia G71M, G71M-Ultra, G72M-V, and G73M
     graphics.
   o Added the Int15 function to set the TV out and the setup language from
     EEPROM.
   o Modified VGA detection to apply different VGA fan tables.
   o Modified the password feature to clear the user password when the
     supervisor password is cleared.
   o Added Calistoga BSU 1.03.



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