troubleshooting Question

driver issues for my tosiba laptop?

Avatar of jshussain
jshussainFlag for United States of America asked on
Windows XPSystem Utilities
8 Comments1 Solution1003 ViewsLast Modified:
Hey guys, here is my issue...

I got a Toshiba Satellite L45-S4687 laptop. It came with Windows Vista and 1 gig of ram. At the time, I found this to be way to slow for a mix for me and because I was new to Vista, I decided to go back to windows xp. This would help with speed and I wouldn't have to deal with learning vista.

I didn't do my research and I found out that after i installed xp on the laptop, that this model Toshiba is only made for vista so windows xp will not properly function on this particular model laptop (according to Toshiba customer service). I called them after I couldn't install the drivers using the cd that came with the laptop and also, I went here

and it did not have any xp drivers. So instead of putting back vista and just upgrading the ram, which I didn't want to spend the money on, I thought I could figure out a workout the issue. I went back to some of the older Satellite models, the ones that could work with xp, and got those drivers and installed them.

This seemed to work, for the most part. Audio was working and wifi was working. Video drivers installed properly but under the system devices, I would see a yellow exclamation mark next to those drivers. The movement on the screen with certain things was a bit choppy but I could live with it. This was working for a month or so until my wifi stopped working. This was something that I couldn't live with. I went back and tried to install those same drivers and nothing was working out. I even tried other model drivers and nothing was working out. I dont understand how it just stopped working out of no where when it was working fine for a month or so.

I've attached a screen cap of my device manager. Can anyone help me with this? There has got to be a work around this issue. I really don't want to go to two gigs with vista. Let me know your thoughts guys.

Thanks much in advance.

Join the community to see this answer!
Join our exclusive community to see this answer & millions of others.
Unlock 1 Answer and 8 Comments.
Join the Community
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 1 Answer and 8 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros