Toshiba Satellite R830-1GZ Windows XP drivers…

Hi there,
just bough myself a Toshiba Satellite R830-1GZ since I got a great deal and is going to be in place of my EEEPC 1215N…. as I stated in the previous posts, I love XP so the great thing about Toshiba R830 is that you can find all the drivers and utilities for XP on R830.

I’ve made a package with everything you need for an R830-1GZ (no 3g module or fingerprint sensor)

Intel Chipset
Intel Graphics:
Intel HDMI Audio Driver:
Audio Realtek:
Intel LAN: 15.7
Ricoh SDCARD Reader:
Toshiba Touchpad ON/OFF:
Toshiba WiFi Key:
Atheros WiFi
Toshiba USB3:
TOSHIBA Sleep Utility
TOSHIBA Common Module V6.07.02 (FN KEYS)
TOSHIBA HDD Protection
TOSHIBA Controls v3.37.4310 (Buttons on TOP RIGHT)
TOSHIBA Power Saver 7.14.03
Toshiba Bluetooth Stack 6.00.0601.0
Bluetooth Filter Driver Package Atheros 1.0.4

I had no problem so far with these last driver from Toshiba Website, only one thing happened to me, everything was fine on Windows XP English version. In the Windows XP Italian edition, on the contrary, the WiFi Fn-F8 could trigger on/off only the bluetooth. Looking at the app/registry settings I’ve found that the WiFi card Vendor/Model/Subsys were not in the app list of “managable” devices.

So what I did I replaced one all the registry keys in HKLM\SOFTWARE\Toshiba




VEN_168C&DEV_002B&SUBSYS_661311AD (that was my device ID for some reason)

and that did the job (I could not remember with or without a reboot 🙂 )

Drivers here (self extracting package 165MB)

PS I’ve installed Windows XP Sp3 from DVD using Nlite before to integrate the latest SATA drivers



—– edit 02nd March —-

is better if you install the software to manage properly FN+F5… but it’s up to you.

—- EDIT 20 Jan 2013 ——-

My Toshiba become were slow and unusable…such a shame for an i5.. got rid of Windows and installed Mountain Lion..

if you want to give it a go here are the instructions.

password: roadtoyourass

I strongly suggest to anyone not familiar in installing OSX on PCs to buy a sata hard drive and do the install there so you can easily go back to a working system if you have problems etc..



Packard Bell Easy Note MX51 Windows XP drivers

I did have to format this laptop Packard Bell Easy Note MX51 without any drivers so I have made a package with those needed to install Windows XP SP3, hope it will be useful.

 > MotherBoard : Packard Bell BV Easy Note_MX51
  > Chipset : nVidia GeForce Go 6100
  > CPU : AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile TL-50 @ 1600MHz
  > RAM : 1024MB (2 x 512 DDR2-SDRAM )
  > Video : NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100
  > Hard Disk : Seagate ST9120822A (120GB)
  > DVD-Rom Drive : Optiarc DVD RW AD-5540A
  > Screen : LGPhilipsLCD  – 15″
  > WiFi : Atheros Communications AR5007


nVIDIA GeForce Go 6100
Realtek HDA
Atheros Wireless Network Adapter
NVIDIA Windows XP nForce Drivers 15.26
PackardBell HOTKEYs


RAR  SFX archive 185MB

password: roadtoyourass

How to crossflash P5KC to P5KR BIOS and enable AHCI

I’ve read this post on how to crossflash P5Kc motherboard with P5KR bios in order to get AHCI (remember you will lose DDR3 slots if you do this)

Since I have no floppies anymore, I’ve made an ISO with W98SE “DOS” in it, and the 703 rom P5KR file as long with AFUDOS 2.11

Hope this will be useful BUT REMEMBER!

BIOS flashing is potentially risky, if you do not encounter problems
using the current version of BIOS, it is recommended that you NOT flash the BIOS.
To flash the BIOS, do it with caution.
Inadequate BIOS flashing may result in system malfunction or motherboard DEATH

Here’s the ISO

Cisco 837 recovery with tftpdnld

One of the Cisco 837 routers I was resetting could not boot, in terminal window (connected with console cable) I always got this after few seconds after boot:

boot: cannot determine first file name on device "flash:"

and I was stuck at rommon 1 prompt

When you are in this situation or similar you need to restore the flash partition of the router and to do that you need to tranfer the firmware file from your PC to the router by TFTP

To do that you need:

– Cisco 837 🙂
– Cisco Console Cable (if you don’t have one google for how to make one)
– A computer with a serial port(of course) and any terminal app (hyperterminal or putty is fine)
– Ethernet Cable

1. open terminal app and connect using these terminal settings:
– 9600 baud rate
– No parity
– 8 data bits
– 1 stop bit
– No flow control
– check serial port number in Hardware Manager if you have more than one.

2. connect the Cisco Console Cable and turn on the router.

3. On Terminal windows should pop up the first lines of the software boot and then you got at rommon 1 prompt due to the error that you may have.

4. type help you should see a list of commands with tftpdnld in it.

5. On the Pc side you need to assign a static IP address of the same range so for instance is fine. Also you need to download the firmware for your router and an TFTP server application. I’ve used TFTP32

6. we need to definy IP parameters and file name for the TFTP transfer so write on the terminal window

IP_ADDRESS= (return)
IP_SUBNET_MASK= (return)
TFTP_SERVER= (return)
TFTP_FILE=C837 (return)

two words on the TFTP_FILE on my case usiing the original file name didn’t work I had to remove dashes, spaces then it worked.

7. Connect the ethernet cable from the router to your PC and then write in the terminal window tftpdnld

8. answer yes to start the transfer and you should see the download in progress.

9. after that the flash partition will be erased and programmed automatically, you just need to enter reset when it’s done to reboot the router.

10. Done.

iPhone Antennagate on 3Gs

Maybe no one noticed before… but phone arn’t perfect…(apart Nokias).

Well here’s the fact: I have switched from 3G (on ios3.1.2) to new 3Gs (ios4.0.1) and guess what now I’m getting a lot of times NO SERVICE with the same SIM card and in the same places.

I have made a quick test with dbm signal values and in the same spots 3G has 4-5 dbm more than 3Gs everytime, and with that one I never had NO SERVICE. (btw tested with 3G toggle turned off on both phones)

Search for home page in Safari (Iphone), bookmarklets on home screen

Another step in iPhone custom setup are Bookmarklets.

In few words bookmarklets are little javascript hat extend the surf and search capabilities of Safari and they can be saved as a regular bookmark.
The most popular bookmarklet is “Find in this page” a feature that is not included in Safari for Iphone.

Here you can find a list of the most popular Bookmarklets

My goal was to have a bookmarklet direcly on the home screen, for instance having Wikipedia search bookmarklet directly by tapping on the homesceen icon.

Having a bookmarklet for search it is faster and data less consuming cause instead of loading a site and then do the query for your searh, you do the query in the first place without loading the site two times and without opening safari, opening bookmark, select bookmarklet, write query and search… (tapping on the screen thousand times)

To create icons on the home screen you can use WEBCLIPS.

A webclip is a Safari bookmark on your Iphone’s desktop, when you create a new bookmark safari asks if you want to create a new icon on the home screen.

WEBclips are stored in /var/mobile/Library/WebClips each one has its own folder that contain a plist file with all the info of the bookmark; I’ve tried to play around to insert the javascript code here but this feature is locked (you can display an alert but popup for query will not work)

I must mention that tweaking a WEBClips allow you to make a speed dial icon and a speed SMS icon.

So  here come the Springlets, springlets are simple web pages with javascript code that let you search wikipedia and other stuff having an icon on the home screen “bypassing” the locked feature of running javascript.

that’s the page for wikipedia search (you can bookmark it on the iphone home screen)

If you want, like me, 4-5 searches, can be a pain having 4-5 icons on the screen.
That’s why I created a small webpage with all the search fields that I need (thanks to IWebKit)

and I have put it on the home screen in place of Safari. So everytime I start Safari show me the “Search Page”

Ok, How do I install it?

If you have a regular Iphone just bookmark the “search form” you like to the home screen and, if you want, drag the icon in place of Safari.

  • English Search (Bing,Wikipedia,Froogle,Google,Ebay,YouTube,Google Translate)
  • English Search 2 (Amazon, Wikipedia, Froogle, TheFreeDictionary, Ebay, YouTube, Google Translate)
  • UK Search (Bing,Wikipedia,Froogle UK ,Google UK ,Ebay UK ,YouTube UK ,Google Translate)
  • UK Search 2 (Amazon UK, Wikipedia, Froogle UK, TheFreeDictionary, Ebay UK,YouTube UK, Google Translate)
  • Italian Search (Wikipedia IT,Wikipedia EN,, Google,, YouTube, Google Translate)
  • Italian Search 2 (Wikipedia IT, Wikipedia EN,, TheFreeDictionary,, YouTube, Google Translate)

If you have a jailbroken iPhone download search (rename to .zip) and install from Cydia the package “file:// Schema in Safari” that allow you to use file:// addresses in Safari.

With this you can make a local copy in the Iphone of the “Search Page” without waiting everytime to load it from internet. (I’ve placed mine in the root wherever you like is fine except tmp folder, so I just typed file:///search/search.html in Safari’s address bar)

If  you need other search engines just comment this post with your request, if it is easy, I’ll be glad to help you.

Freepops for iphone: startup

Ok, if you have Freepops for Iphone (without BossPrefs) it won’t start automatically. You have to start it manually from MobileTerminal doing “freepopsd -p 110”, each time you reboot your iphone.

It was very annoying for me cause I switch off my phone every day and I managed how to solve this.

Thanks to God, Iphone is “UNIX” so there is launchd and launchctl commands, that allow you to start processes on startup or scheduled time.

After installing Freepops from Cydia, just copy com.iphone.freepops.plist file into /Library/LaunchDaemons folder via SSH and reboot.

Freepops will start automatically on startup.

com.iphone.freepops.plist (remove ppt extension after download and replace – with . )