Toshiba Power Saver - fatal error

Posted on 2006-05-03
Last Modified: 2011-08-18
I just purchased a Toshiba Satellite A105-S2716 with Win XP Home Edition

The Tech at the store where I purchased it changed the settings from Toshiba Power Saver to Portable/Laptop.

I ran a Registry Cleaner program from System Tech XP (  

Now, when I boot I see -

"Toshiba Power Saver:  A fatal error has occurred.  This program will be terminated.  Code 0x0"

How do I fix this problem?   Afterwards, how do I decide what option to select: Portable/Laptop or Toshiba PowerSaver?

Question by:endless
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    Expert Comment

    Portable/laptop is Microsoft's pwr theme, the toshiba one was customized by them for your laptop & provides extra features.  I have an old tosh laptop & use the tosh pwr svr after modifying the settings.

    Author Comment

    Fine, but I get this - "A fatal error has occurred.  This program will be terminated.  Code 0x0"

    How do I fix this problem?
    LVL 14

    Expert Comment

    Try going to add/rem & removing the toshiba utility for power mgmt, then try reinstalling it.  U can download it from toshiba's website for your laptop if you don't have it on cd.

    i found this at microsoft hit (cntl+f & find "0x0")

    Data type: uint16 array
    Access type: Read-only

    Array of the specific power-related capabilities of a logical device. This property is inherited from CIM_LogicalDevice.

    Value Meaning
    0x0 Unknown
    0x1 Not Supported
    0x2 Disabled
    0x3 Enabled
    The power management features are currently enabled but the exact feature set is unknown or the information is unavailable.
    0x4 Power Saving Modes Entered Automatically
    The device can change its power state based on usage or other criteria.
    0x5 Power State Settable
    The SetPowerState method is supported. This method is found on the parent CIM_LogicalDevice class and can be implemented. For more information, see Extending Your Management Capabilities.
    0x6 Power Cycling Supported
    The SetPowerState method can be invoked with the PowerState parameter set to 5 (Power Cycle).
    0x7 Timed Power On Supported
    The SetPowerState method can be invoked with the PowerState parameter set to 5 (Power Cycle) and Time set to a specific date and time, or interval, for power-on.


    Author Comment

    I'm sure that a more tech savvy guy would find those links helpful. . .

    Thanks for the Toshiba DL info
    LVL 14

    Expert Comment

    Sorry I couldn't find anything more useful on the error.  Everything I found was from different applications pointing to their usage of pwr mgmt.  Best thing to suggest was to remove the Toshiba utilities & download a newer version.
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    you can request a refund of points by posting a 0 point question in community support

    Author Comment

    I appreciate everyone's efforts to help me.  I found the answer by accident.  I bought a third-party fixer-upper called System Mechanic and it put Toshiba Power Saver back by default.  At least I think that's what happened because that's the only thing I did to fix my machine.)

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