Toshiba Portege 3010 & 3020
Tips, Tricks and Links
Here are a few tips on issues you may come across while recovering/installing Windows.
- To enter the BIOS setup, turn on the computer while holding down the ESC key. The message "Check system. Then press (F1) key" will show. Release the ESC key and press F1.
- After booting to Windows, you may receive the message
"Your computer cannot go into Hibernation mode".
The hibernation file needs to be created - download the Toshiba Hibernation Utility (ZIP, 13 KB) to the 'c:\windows\command' folder. Then restart in MS-DOS mode, and enter the following at the command prompt:
halloc /cYou might need to remove an existing corrupt hibernation file first, using this command:
halloc /rThe hibernation file is stored in the root directory of the hard disk, and it's size is the same as the amount of RAM installed in the computer.
- If you want to use the Portege Recovery CDs as normal Windows installation discs (i.e. without using a special Toshiba Recovery Diskette), you'll need to extract some 'hidden' setup files from the discs.
In 1999, four re-styled Toshiba models were released - including a mint-green version of the Portege 3020. The project was known as 'Le Tosh'.
These sites feature Portege-related information, including Toshiba's tiny Libretto notebook.
Adorable Toshiba Libretto
Dan's Libretto Page
Toshiba labels the Portégé series in Japan as the 'Dynabook' series. An interesting interview (PDF here) with Alan Kay dicusses his vision of a deviced called a 'Dynabook', "a portable interactive personal computer, as accessible as a book", and allows us to gain an insight into the inspiration of the Toshiba designers.
Tracing the Dynabook (PDF here) provides an in-depth look at the Dynabook vision. Here are some more sites about Alan Kay and the Dynabook:
From Wagner to Virtual Reality
The Dynabook at 10
The following sites have general support information for the 3010, as well as useful downloads and user guides:
Dynabook and Toshiba Support
r/Toshiba on Reddit