Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Toshiba Satellite Pro A40 - BIOS settings for parallel port lost at each reboot

Posted on 2004-08-24
2
Medium Priority
?
986 Views
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
I'm running Windows XP Pro on a new Toshiba Satellite Pro A40.  The machine is used for collecting experimental data through the parallel port.  In order to do this, the parallel port is set to LPT1 (378H/IRQ7) in the BIOS and it works fine.

However, everytime the machine is rebooted or shut down, the settings for the parallel port are lost.  When I look in the BIOS the settings have changed from LPT1 to 'NOT USED' even though I save the settings when I exit the BIOS.

I've checked that I'm running the latest version of the BIOS available for this model.  

Is there a way around this ?   Can I somehow force the BIOS to remember the settings for the parallel port ?

0
Comment
Question by:izzie2
2 Comments
 
LVL 69

Assisted Solution

by:Callandor
Callandor earned 750 total points
ID: 11881960
You may need to replace the CMOS battery.  It is responsible for settings being persistent, so if you save settings and later on they are not there, the battery may be low.
0
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
pkaanapu earned 750 total points
ID: 11896309
Even if you have the latest version you may need to reinstall the bios. You can find it at www.pcsupport.toshiba.com
0

Featured Post

What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When you press your power button on your laptop and the LCD screen just stays black.  What is the problem? Possible problem can be the on-board video chip or Video Card. Possible problem can be the power inverter. Possible problem can be the ba…
Lithium-ion batteries area cornerstone of today's portable electronic devices, and even though they are relied upon heavily, their chemistry and origin are not of common knowledge. This article is about a device on which every smartphone, laptop, an…
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…
Are you ready to place your question in front of subject-matter experts for more timely responses? With the release of Priority Question, Premium Members, Team Accounts and Qualified Experts can now identify the emergent level of their issue, signal…
Suggested Courses

971 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question