Posted 19 September 2009 - 07:13 PM
I had a Toshiba Satellite laptop given back to me at work last week. The machine is just over a year old and runs Vista Home Premium with 2GB RAM.
When I was given the machine it was obvious that it was in a very sick state with multiple problems reported at bootup with the operating system. I decided to do a recovery but discovered that there was nothing accessible on the disk.
I was then left with the option of doing a clean install from disk. I had a disk from a Dell machine and so I used this. Eventually I got it installed though I am still not happy with the state of the computer.
Question 1. What is the best utility to use to discover what problems I have with RAM and the hard disk so that I can tell if I should replace either of them?
Question 2. (I am using another laptop at present so I can't tell you exactly what the screen is). From the Vista Welcome Centre I go into a screen which gives me a summary of what the computer is. However, in the logo on the right hand side it appears to be identifying the laptop as a Dell, not a Toshiba. How can I remedy this?
Question 3. On another Toshiba that I bought recently there is a utility which sits in the tray and notifies me when updates are available for drivers, Bios etc. What is the name of this utility and can I download it from the Toshiba site?
I apologise that my questions are a bit jumbled but I hope that some of you can help.