H2 Bios issue with Toshiba Laptop

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by BNDAZ, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. BNDAZ

    BNDAZ MDL Novice

    Jul 26, 2010
    #1 BNDAZ, Jul 26, 2010
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2010
    converted a Toshiba a305-s6905 laptop from vista to XP pro.
    Got all the drivers installed working like a champ, Toshiba indicated there was a bios update from 1.80 to 2.20
    So i ran it, seemed to go fine, then it rebooted, windows splash screen appears momentarily then a quick BSOD that i cannot read, then back to toshiba start screen.

    It will continue that cycle if i let it.
    Safe mode, last know good config doesnt work understandably.

    during post it shows...insyde H20 bios

    What, if anything can i do in this spot?
  2. BNDAZ

    BNDAZ MDL Novice

    Jul 26, 2010
    i recorded the blue screen and captured it:
    Typical blue screen:
    A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to protect it...if this is the first time..etc
    check for termination on HDD etc etc
    Technical information:
    STOP: 0x0000007b (0x0BA4CF524, 0x00000000, 0x00000000 )
    went with XP because that is what the owner of the laptop wanted...

    I tried to do a repair install by booting from the XP disk it loads all the files and then im meet with a BSOD that stays, same warning but
    Technical information:
    STOP: 0x0000007b (0xF78D2524, 0x00000000, 0x00000000 )

    ALright, entered the bios and changed SATA controller mode from AHCI to compatibility mode and it booted.
    Rebooted and am running a chkdsk.

    This seems to be a sata driver issue. how do i resolve that or can i just let this run in compatibility mode?
  3. rlmtech

    rlmtech MDL Novice

    Oct 26, 2009
    try to change the ahci option in the bios...
  4. BNDAZ

    BNDAZ MDL Novice

    Jul 26, 2010
    what i found: Obviously this wasn't actually a bad bios, just the fact that the sata controller wasnt present for AHCI

    the driver can be installed POST OS installation:
    Download and unpack the correct driver package, running "setup" from these decompressed folders will not work in compatibility mode does not work, so you have to FORCE the machine to accept the driver:
    '- Go to Device Manager --> IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers. Double-click on the Intel ICH8M 3-port

    SATA Controller - 2828... remember, *ONLY* click on the device that ends with 28.

    - Go to Driver tab, and choose to Update Driver.

    - Tell the Wizard prompts:
    - No, not this time
    - Install from a list or specific location (Advanced)
    - Don't Search. I will choose the driver to install.
    - Click the "Have Disk" button. Point it to wherever you extraced the files to.

    Manager\Driver (or Driver64).
    - Choose the driver you want to install....
    - After you install the driver and click OK out of every menu, reboot the laptop.

    In my case the driver i need to install was the ICHM9 series

    -) During reboot, go into BIOS and turn on AHCI mode"

    rebooted and it worked fine.