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  1. glutonforpunishm

    glutonforpunishm Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    Just installed XP Pro on a friends Toshiba Satellite L30D PSLC0E and managed to find 'almost' all the drivers on the 'net.

    However I still have a yellow question mark opposite SM Bus Controller in Device Manager. The owner has misplaced the original discs but I presume that as this machine previously had Vista that the discs probably wouldn't have had XP drivers anyway.

    Wonder if anyone on here could point me in the right direction. I have spent ages on the Toshiba site but no luck.

    Thank you.
     
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    If there is no xp drivers listed for that model of computer on the toshiba site in drivers and downloads its going to be quite a chore finding them.maybe he can get the correct recovery cds from toshiba and use vista again.
     
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  4. glutonforpunishm

    glutonforpunishm Thread Starter

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    Thanks everyone for the input.

    Triple6 - I followed that link and 'bingo' no more yellow exclamation marks !!!

    I had a good few of these when I initially installed XP but managed to sort most of them - apart from the SM Bus Controller.

    Thanks again for your help and for taking time to post - really appreciate it.

    John
     
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    No problem (y)
     
  6. glutonforpunishm

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    Ooops - I may have spoken too soon...

    It 'appears' some of the keyboard functions on this Toshiba L300D laptop don't work... namely the function key. I cannot adjust the screen brilliance etc...

    When I look in the Device Manager I see that what appears to be a generic Windows keyboard driver is installed which maybe is the problem.

    Now I presume this laptop requires a different keyboard driver ? I've tried to locate one but no luck. Anyone here point me in the right direction ?

    Thanks,

    John
     
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    Triple6 - thanks for that - I followed the link but no luck.

    Toshiba appear to have virtually no support for the Satellite L300D/XP combination. I did download and install a couple that sounded promising. They appeared to install ok but did nothing...

    One of the ones I tried was from here:-

    http://spynet-tricks.blogspot.com/2010/10/toshiba-satellite-l300d-driver-download.html

    Incidentally the small green light appears when I hold down the Function key - but nothing else.

    Thanks
     
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    You may want to upgrade the laptop back to Windows Vista or 7, Windows XP is simply not supported on many new laptops due to being outdated.
     
  10. glutonforpunishm

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    Thanks for that.

    Initially this laptop had overheating problems and an intermittent DC jack and my colleague eventually went and purchased a replacement so I have inherited the Toshiba.... :rolleyes:

    Vista is not an alternative I would consider and I never really got to grips with Windows 7, so it might be a case of keep looking for a suitable driver and stay with XP - even if I have to live without the hot keys.

    Thanks again for your input, appreciate it.
     
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