Toshiba NB 205 Reflash

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  1. makanapi

    makanapi MDL Novice

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    Before telling anything, i want to said i'm just a noob in computer and technology world, so i don't really understand about bios, dos, and anything, so please explain in noob way :D

    I have notebook, Toshiba NB-205, it was run fine, but one day i try to flash my bios, from the original one (idk its 1.20 or 1.60) to 2.10, the file named ll20v210.exe (it's an extractor) i load the launcher on my notebook, doing the procedures (i'm not using usb drive, floppy drive, dvd bootable etc, i just loaded it on the windows and select the launcher.exe ) then after the installation is finished, it ask me to reboot my notebook

    AFTER THAT. i can't enter the windows, what i got is, after "TOSHIBA" words appear, then the windows 7 loading (just the banner) then the screen is blank and restarted itself, i try to enter the windows as many as possible but it keeping me restarting.

    Anyone know how to repair this? maybe with Reflash (with right procedure like using usb stick?) or Reflash to v1.60 (i read it at another thread, but still didn't understand) or maybe recover my bios?

    i already make a bootable USB now (with my computer). and when i plug it on my notebook and choose the USB as the boot, i don't know how to run the installer, at some forum i found you must run the BAT file, but when i extract the bios (ll20v210) i didn't found any BAT file

    Any guide please? thanks a lot :D
     
  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Can you start Windows in Safe Mode??
     
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  3. makanapi

    makanapi MDL Novice

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    No, the screen is blank and my notebook restarted after the safe mode loaded
     
  4. makanapi

    makanapi MDL Novice

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    Any help Please?
     
  5. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    likely acpi changed so drasticaly windows needs reinstall.

    to backup your files i recommend a linux live bootable with yumi usb tool from pendrivelinux.com
    or hirens boot cd and a spare hdd usb to put stuff in.. or on network shared pc.
     
  6. makanapi

    makanapi MDL Novice

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    not a problem about the bios??
    i'm confused about the problem
    are the problem caused by bios or caused by windows?

    they said if caused by bios you may reflash your bios, but i don't know how, i stuck when entering dos mode from usb stick.
    if i can still backup the data, it's really a good news :D thanks
     
  7. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    model ? NB205-?????
     
  8. makanapi

    makanapi MDL Novice

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    Yes, Toshiba NB205
     
  9. tqhoang

    tqhoang MDL BIOS Modder

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    #9 tqhoang, Nov 14, 2012
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    Here is a direct link to the NB200/NB205 BIOS v1.60. The latest NB200/NB205 BIOS is BIOS v2.20, but I believe Toshiba has really broken things or at least made it non-backwards compatible with older/existing systems.

    If you open it with WinRAR, then you can extract the bootable CD ISO image (ll20v160.iso). If you have an external USB CD/DVD drive, then you can burn this ISO image with ImgBurn and boot your computer to program the BIOS back to v1.60.

    If you only have the DOS-bootable USB stick, then you can open the ISO image with a tool like UltraISO and extract the bootable 1.44MB floppy image (2355D160.IMA). Then open that IMA file with WinImage and you can extract the BIOS (avaa160a.rom) and BIOS flash tool (phlash16.exe). Copy these to the USB stick.

    You can then flash your BIOS using the following command after you boot your USB stick:
    phlash16 avaa160a.rom /x /mode=3 /pn
     
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  10. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    u can also use the bootable iso with YUMI usb multiboot in "try unlisted iso from ram"
    tested and works.

    i use virtual floppy drive to open IMA.

    on some toshiba cases u can run the exe and it has a choice for extract also.