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buttkid

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Hi I have just recently reinstalled xp on my Toshiba satellite pro lap top and despite also installing the other software as advised on Toshiba website I find that I still cannot connect to the internet. Any ideas what could be wrong
Many thanks
John
 

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If you did a hard drive format and clean reinstall of Windows XP, it probably didn't install the drivers for all of the devices in that computer.

That's why I recommend having the current drivers available for a computer's devices before you do that.

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Go into the Device Manager.

Are there any entries present with a ? or ! next to them?

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What's the complete model number of that Toshiba Satellite Pro?

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buttkid

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Flavallee,
In device manager the only entries that have yellow question marks are in Other devives and when i open it the following have the yellow question marks:-
Ethernet controller
Multi media Audio Controller
PCI Modem
Video Controller
Video Controller (VGA Compatable)

The full details for the laptop are:-
Toshiba satellite pro SPA40 Model No PSA 45E-0184H-EN
Many thanks for your help
John
 

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Go back into the Device Manager.

Double-click each of these entries

Ethernet controller

Multi media Audio Controller

PCI Modem

Video Controller

Video Controller (VGA Compatable)


to open their properties window.

Click the "Details" tab, then select "Hardware Id".

There will be a string that has VEN_####&DEV_#### as part of the string.

Advise what the numbers and letters are that follow VEN_ and DEV_.

Those vendor and device codes will identify those devices.

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I'm trying to confirm if your computer is a Toshiba Satellite Pro PSA45E-0184H-EN model.

I'm not having any luck at the Toshiba support site.

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buttkid

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Flavallee,
Details as follows:-

Ethernet controller VEN_8086&DEV_103

Multi media Audio Controller VEN_8086&DEV_24C5

PCI Modem VEN_8086&DEV24C6

Video Controller VEN_8086&DEV_3582

Video Controller (VGA Compatable) VEN_8086&DEV_3582
 

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The device code for the ethernet controller is incorrect. There has to be at least 4 characters.

The 8086 vendor code indicates it's an Intel ethernet device.

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According to the vendor and device codes that you provided, that laptop has Intel 852/855 graphics/chipset.

Here is the Intel chipset driver that you need:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Det... Professional*&DownloadType=Software Archives

Here is the Intel video driver that you need:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Det...Windows XP Professional*&DownloadType=Drivers

Download and save both drivers.

Install the chipset driver first, then restart the computer.

Install the graphics driver second, then restart the computer.

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As soon as you provide the correct device code for the Intel ethernet device, I can obtain the driver for it.

I'm guessing that it can use this PROWin32.exe driver, but I want to make sure.

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Det...Windows XP Professional*&DownloadType=Drivers

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toshiba is fairly good with driver support. What is the model number from bottom of the laptop label?
 

buttkid

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Flavallee,
Many thanks for your help here it is much appreciated and sorry for the incorrect info earlier. It should read 8086&DEV_103D
John
 

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As I suspected, it has the Intel PRO/100 VE ethernet device.

The driver that I previously linked you to will work. (y)

Note: Don't forget to install the Intel chipset driver first and then restart the computer before installing any other drivers.

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buttkid

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Flavallee,
Man thanks for your help this problem appears solved now however I notice that although I can now connect to the internet the following contents of other devices in device manager are still coloured yellow ith question marks.
Other devices
Multimedia audio Controller
PCI Modem
Will this cause any problems in the future?
Regards
John
 

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I only linked you to the drivers for the Intel chipset, Intel display device, and Intel ethernet device.

I didn't link you to the drivers for the audio device and 56K dial-up modem device.

That's why those 2 devices still have a ? in the Device Manager.

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Go to Windows Updates/Microsoft Updates and do a custom scan.

Once the scan is finished, see if it detects and displays drivers for those 2 devices.

If it does, select and download and install them.

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If that doesn't work, go here and then install and run the Intel Driver Update Utility.

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