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driver issues for my tosiba laptop?

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

http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/su/su_sc_modItemList.jsp?moid=1757714&rpn=PSL40U&ct=DL&BV_SessionID=@@@@1481732595.1211558213@@@@&BV_EngineID=cccgadeeeghlhdecgfkceghdgngdgnn.0

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.


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jshussain

Thanks for the great advice everyone.

I am going to start of with what souseran suggested, I'll try those out and see what the results are and get back to you guys.

thanks again
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jshussain

Hey Souseran, I tried the drivers you suggested.

The video drivers worked out just fine. The wifi and the ethernet are the other two that are still a issue.

I installed the drivers and they went through fine, but they didnt update in my device drivers so I'm assuming they just didnt install properly.

Let me know your thoughts.
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In your Device Manager, do you have Yellow Exclamation Points or Question Marks by either of the devices? If so, can you try to Update the Driver and point to the folder where you've extracted the files you downloaded?
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jshussain

Hey Sourseran, I don't see any yellow exclamation points but it does say that the Ethernet and a audio bus driver is missing. Whats weird is that my ethernet and audio works fine. Must just be a error thats not having any effect on my system. Either way, everything looks like its working fine.

Thanks much for everyones help.