I have a strange issue on a Laptop (model above). The recovery CD installs and then on boot laptop blackscreens. I performed a fresh install of WinXP and installed all drivers from Toshiba website. All updates from MS incl SP3.
The issue I have is the LAN fails to function (driver looks fine in Device Manager) It shows a limited or no connectivity unless I enter a static IP address then although it shows connected I can't ping the router.
Also the WLAN fails to show wireless networks intermittently and when it does - refuses to connect to one - enter network code and still shows as not connected. The original WLAN card was a Atheros.
The strangest part of all this is that if I insert into the USB port after installing drivers for it - a USB ethernet adapter this works fine, but also the LAN port and the WLAN connects immediately. Remove the USB Ethernet Adapter and the connection on LAN and WLAN is dropped immediately????
I have installed the OS 3 times now, tried different drivers for the LAN and WLAN from Toshiba and on the web. I have changed the WLAN card to an Intel Pro 2200BG to see if this had any effect - it didn't. There is no security software installed.
This has stumped me! Does anyone have any ideas?