Problem below resolved by the latest bios update posted on its support website by Toshiba. Thank goodness someone at Toshiba listened!
Watch out for ram upgrade issues with the T215D-S1150 Satillite. My A305-S6916 accepted hard drive and ram upgrades to capacity of 8gb without a glitch but not so with the T215 series.
Check the forums. My T215D is not posting with an upgrade to the advertised full capacity of 8 gb of ram and the latest bios update available from Toshiba has not resolved this issue. Note that I upgrading with Crucial ram. Single 4 gb sticks are accepted in either dimm slot but won't post if both 4gb sticks are installed together. Note that the bios options are very limited. Note also that Toshiba does not allow AMD to directly support the graphic card so you are tied to the Toshiba support site for driver updates.
From the forums I have reviewed my difficulties are not a single isolated incident and apply to both the T215D-S1140 and S1150 series.
Edited by Michael Orlich - 3/24/11 at 4:33pm