Fix Set-up Issues in Toshiba® Satellite P500
The variants of Intel and AMD processors featured in Toshiba Satellite P500 when combined along with other high quality components like DDR2 system memory and ATI Radeon HD graphics card transform the system into a high end multimedia entertainment device with excellent multitasking capabilities. Some settings of the BIOS in your Toshiba Satellite P500 are accessible and can be configured by the users. As improperly configured BIOS can affect the stability and functionality of the system. Some security features are provided in order to prevent the unauthorized modification of the system BIOS. At times the errors in the BIOS will automatically turn on the security function which restricts the users from accessing the BIOS. Critical errors in the system BIOS, hardware conflicts in the system and issues with the CMOS battery are some of the common reasons that can bring about set-up configuration errors in your Toshiba Satellite P500.
- Remove attached devices
- Replace CMOS battery
- Flash or update the BIOS version
Remove attached devices
The devices attached to your Toshiba Satellite P500 that are not compatible with the system might cause issues like conflicts with the system BIOS that can cause it to lock down to prevent unauthorized access. Removing any recently attached hardware devices like an external mass storage media and restart your system to solve the issues with BIOS set-up configuration in your Toshiba Satellite P500.
Replace CMOS battery
Issues with the CMOS chip and battery which helps the system to store and load the system using the user's BIOS configuration can cause issues with the BIOS set-up in your Toshiba Satellite P500. Replacing the CMOS battery with a new compatible one under proper assistance will help you to solve issues with the BIOS set-up in your Toshiba Satellite P500.
Any incompatibility issues or errors in the system BIOS can also cause it to lock down or disable the user configurable options in the BIOS set-up. So it is advised that you download and install the updated BIOS versions for your system either from the official website of the manufacturer or by contacting authorized service personell to solve the problems related with the BIOS set-up.