Toshiba BIOS Crisis Recovery

10-27-2016

This guide is applicable for Phoenix BIOS based systems, such as Satellite A215

1 From your working computer, download wincrisis.1.0.0.4.zip from the following link

https://www.bios-mods.com/bios-recovery/phoenix-bios-recovery/

Download the file and extract its contents. Create a folder on C: drive and name is BIOS. Copy all the files you extracted from wincrisis.1.0.0.4.zip file to C:\BIOS folder

2 Now goto the following link and download BIOS for your model

http://support.toshiba.com/support/driversResults?freeText=1909316

(download appropriate BIOS file from manufacturer website)

Save the downloaded file, then double click on it. It will first extract the contents to the folder C:\safgv150

3 Open C:\safgv150 folder, copy the file m10a150.rom, goto C:\BIOS folder and paste it there.

4 Rename the file from m10a150.rom to BIOS.WPH

5 Now, connect a flash drive and format it as FAT

6 Disconnect and reconnect the flash drive and run WINCRIS.EXE (from C:\BIOS).

[If your working computer is running Windows Vista, 7 or 8, then you will first need to right click on the file WINCRIS.EXE, click Properties, click Compatibility tab, select the check box “Run this program in the compatibility mode for”, Select Windows XP, click Apply and OK]

7 Click Start, click OK, Click OK, Click Yes, click Close

8 Disconnect and reconnect the flash drive and verify that the following three files are there. To view this files, you may need make sure that Windows is set to display all files including hidden ones.

MINIDOS.SYS, PHLASH16.EXE, and BIOS.WPH

9 Now connect this flash drive to a usb port on your affected laptop

10 Take out battery from and laptop and disconnect ac adapter

11 Press and hold Fn + F keys, now plug ac adapter cord and press power button, release the Fn and f keys once you see the light on your usb drive is starting to blink. If your flash drive do not have any indicators, then keep holding those two keys for about 30 seconds and then release

If this BIOS Crisis Recovery method does not work, you will need to Contact Us for our BIOS repair services.