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TXT 2015-01-12 CDC

BIOS version 1.40 for Satellite C4x-B/L4x-B/S4x-B

This BIOS is applicable to the following models:

o All models having part numbers beginning with "PSCJWU", "PSKQ8M",

"PSPN4M", "PSPN4P", or "PSPN4U".

For purposes of this document, the term "Satellite E45"

is used to generically refer to all of the models listed above.
o For CD-ROM BIOS updates in Windows 8 models: (1) Shut down the system
while pressing the SHIFT key to completely power off. (2) Power on while
pressing F2 to enter the BIOS Setup Menu. (3) From the Security tab and
set the "Secure Boot" setting to "Disabled". (4) From the Advanced tab,
enter "System Configuration" and set the Boot Mode to "CSM Boot" if the
option is available. (5) Press F10 to save and exit. (6) Boot from the
BIOS CD-ROM then type UBIOS at the prompt. (7) After the BIOS update has
completed, restore the BIOS settings that were changed.
o For CD-ROM BIOS updates in Windows 7 models: Type UBIOS then press enter
at the prompt.
o For all updates: The BIOS update will force the computer to shut down
or restart. Please make sure to save all work in progress before
starting BIOS updates.
o Power on the computer if it is off.
o While the "TOSHIBA" logo is displayed, press the F2 function key to
start BIOS Setup.
o Check the version of BIOS and press the F9 function key then Enter to
load setup defaults.
o Press the F10 function key then Enter to save settings and exit. The
computer will automatically reboot.

This archive contains the following files:

README.TXT Installation/usage instructions in ASCII text format

3480d140.exe Self-extracting diskette image of BIOS install diskette
os2015003a_140.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.
os2015003a_140.isoISO 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 (7, Vista, XP, etc) 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, os2015003a_140.exe, will install the flash
BIOS when run under Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista,
or Windows 7.

The Windows NT-based installer requires Administrator priveleges on the

target system, and, for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7, 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.

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, os2015003a_140.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.

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 E45

Version 1.40 2014-12-26

o Fixed: When a specific recovery image DVD is used, the system will
display a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) after clicking the FINISH button
in WinPE.
o Fixed: The Bluetooth icon will disappear when Bluetooth is switched on
and off several times on Intel WLAN/BT combo card SKUs.

Version 1.30 2014-09-30

o Updated: EC Firmware version 1.10 to implement the Power Log function.

Version 1.20 2014-08-25

o Updated: Intel CPU Microcode.
o Fixed: Keyboard backlight time cannot be changed in HWsetup.
o Added: Options to show the Network Device and CD/DVD Drive in the
Windows RE UI through PC Settings.

Version 1.10 2014-07-29

o Fixed: The Optical Disk Drive (ODD) option is displayed in Boot, and
BIOS Settings on computers without an ODD.
o Fixed: The system cannot recover using an external ODD.
o Fixed: "Boot Menu" and "BIOS Access Rights" are displayed to Users
without Supervisor privileges in BIOS Setup.
o Fixed: A Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) occurs during Toshiba System
Settings, Boot Option changes.
o Fixed: The keyboard backlight state in the eco utility does not match
the actual backlight state when the eco level is changed.
o Fixed: The backlight time setting displays the wrong help string.
o Fixed: 'USB Legacy Support' appears in the System Setting utility.
o Updated: USB 2.0 Port 0 and Port 1 are routed to EHCI.

Version 1.00 2014-04-01

o Initial production BIOS for these models.