Fixing Toshiba Flash Cards Preventing Shutdown in Windows 10



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When you restart or shut down your Toshiba laptop computer, the error message “Toshiba Flash Cards Not Allowed to Shut Down” appears. Although you can shut it down by pressing the “Shut down anyway” button, your computer will still not shut down unless you press the button.

TOSHIBA Flash Cards is a card-type utility. It replaces the “Hotkey Utility”, a traditional Windows utility. Pressing a certain key at the same time as the Fn key performs the function assigned to that key (key combination function). When you press a key combination or move the mouse pointer to the end of the screen, the cards at the end of the screen are displayed in a row.

When the key for which the key combination is assigned is pressed or one of the cards aligned to the bottom of the screen is selected, the card is displayed. The functions that the user can select on this card are indicated by the sub-items displayed with the card. When the user selects a sub-item, the function of the selected item is executed. You can use a keyboard shortcut or the mouse to select an item when it is displayed.

Disable flash card functions

How to disable/enable flash cards (Fn key)

Disable – check the “Disable all function keys” box. Click Apply.
Enable – make sure the “Disable all function keys” checkbox is unchecked. Click “Apply”.

Uninstall Toshiba Function Key Software

Some users report that uninstalling the Toshiba Function Key software can solve the problem. You might want to give it a try. Here’s how:



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Step 1. Type a control in the search box and select the Control Panel application from the context menu.

Step 2. Change the view by type to Category, and then click Remove Program under Programs.

Step 3. In the installer list, navigate to the Toshiba Function Key software, right-click it and select Uninstall. Click Yes to confirm uninstallation and follow the instructions on the screen to complete the process.

Install the latest version of the software

With new driver updates and new changes to your Windows operating system, it is possible that newer versions simply do not work with your Flash Cards module, and you may want to Update the module to avoid additional problems. Just follow the instructions below to do so! This method is good because you don’t lose the functionality of the function keys.

Note. Before running this method it is recommended that you first uninstall the previous version of the software before downloading and installing the new version. To do this, follow the instructions in Solution 2!

  • Visit the website in one of your favorite browsers and enter the model or serial number of your computer or laptop. If you don’t know how to find it, there is a helpful link just below the panel where you need to enter the information.
  • After selecting the correct serial number, you’ll also need to select your operating system before you get a list of downloads available for your installation.
  • In the “Filter by” screen, leave the application filter on and scroll down until you see the Toshiba function key. Click the name, then click the DOWNLOAD button that appears next to it.
  • Run the file you just downloaded and follow the on-screen instructions to properly install it. Restart your computer and see if you get the same problem when you shut it down.


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