On a side note, totally uninstalled my NVidia 950m GTX drivers from my laptop, just using integrated graphics now and no issues at all.
But again, that's not what I want. Pretty sad I can't use my NVidia card that I paid extra for unless someone can figure out the miracle solution.
So now all of a sudden NONE of my usb ports on my laptop work anymore. I tried a few system restores and then there was an error and it wouldn't let me restore anymore cause it said there were no restore points. I finally gave up and did a reset of windows 10 but still none of my usb ports work.
I tried uninstalling and reinstalling from device manager, didn't work. So now I have a new issue.
Can someone please give me help on how to get my laptop's usb ports to recognize ANYTHING that I am plugging in.
Mikey, considering how many problems you are receiving I would just make a note of all the errors, take the warranty receipt and head to the store where you bought it and say you want a new one.
Also remember to backup your important files and folders before you leave, this is what I would recommend.
And also you didn't buy a product for it be faulty after a couple of months.
Or you could also try to go back to Windows 7 and see if the problem lies in Windows 10.
Does the store have any similar laptop that you could change it to?
Frankly speaking, there is no miracle solution, until and unless you can unlock the BIOS, disable Optimus, stop graphics switching, and use the dedicated GPU as the only graphics unit like the desktops. Dont expect for a miracle solution, because there is no other solution.
If not, boot into the BIOS, set it to default/optimized default, boot back to windows. Does it work?
If not, perform a clean reinstall. Does it work?
If not, the next step is to force reset the BIOS by removing and re-inserting the CMOS battery; but that will make the warranty void.
Latter, prefer to buy a laptop with Intel HD graphics only.
Well guys I wanted to give everyone an update, and it's a GOOD UPDATE.
As you all know, nothing was working and I was at my wits end. No matter what I tried, as soon as I loaded a game and quit my computer eventually froze and went to the BSOD within minutes. I was this close to trying to get store credit at least and get a new laptop. Arc mentioned that these NVidia cards are more trouble than they are worth and I couldn't agree more. My last laptop I bought in 2011 and it lasted 4 years. It only had intel hd graphics but I never used it for games and it worked fine.
So I saw on NVidia's web page that they had a new update. I tried it but still the same BSOD's.
About a week ago I decided to scroll down Toshiba's driver updates and I noticed back in December there were 2 NVidia driver updates for my laptop. I had the newest one installed when the BSOD's started happening so I thought what the heck, let me install the 1st December NVidia driver update. AND VOILA, IT WORKED!!!
So I have had no problems at all since I installed my Toshiba NVidia driver update and I am so pleased. Everything seems to be working fine, I can play many games and no crashes and no BSOD'S(knock on wood). It's weird how it's an older update from Toshiba that fixed it but whatever works right??
I'm gonna keep this driver until Toshiba comes out with a brand new NVidia driver update and even then I might be scared to try it lol.
Thanks to Arc, Axe0, Boris who tried to help me through this mess and ironically Axe0 was initially right about using my manufacturers drivers instead of from the NVidia website.
You are really lucky.
Usually OEM does not provide driver updates over that a long time. But as you got it, it is good.
And from Optimus Whitepaper:However, please note that your notebook original equipment manufacturer (OEM) provides certified drivers for your specific notebook on their website. NVIDIA recommends that you check with your notebook OEM about recommended software updates for your notebook. OEMs may not provide technical support for issues that arise from the use of this driver.
In most of the cases we see that the vendor provided driver starts causing this issue, being an old driver and no possible updates are with them. Yes, they also cause the issue, because .....
Optimus is not totally free form this issue yet.
Whatever, all is well that ends well. If you see that the issue is really over, please mark it as solved.