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Solved: Toshiba Satellite A300 has no drivers

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by leccy, Jan 22, 2011.

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  1. leccy

    leccy Thread Starter

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    Reformatted hard drive and loaded xp from usb stick as dvd drive would not read windows cd. How do I load drivers as dvd drive still wont read cd and cant connect to internet to download drivers?
     
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    If you can find the driver for the ethernet controller, and can then get online, the other drivers will be easier to deal with. Toshiba's website is notorious for its uselessness in driver downloads so it's easier to go to the ethernet adapter's Properties in Device Manager and click the Details tab. You should be looking at the Hardware ID which will have four characters showing after VEN for Vendor and another four after DEV for device.

    Note those down and go to http://www.pcidatabase.com and input the DEV code into the second of the two input boxes then hit Enter. The VEN code you have will appear in column three so you'll then know who made it and have a link to their site where you can download the right driver.
     
  3. leccy

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    Thankyou Saga Lout your help was invaluable, I can now connect to the internet and download the other missing drivers.
     
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    Good - perhaps you'd be kind enough to mark your thread as solved.
     
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