Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Unable to detect hardware


  • Please log in to reply

#1
Quarynn

Quarynn

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 14 posts
Well, after a few problems with Ubuntu, I thought it would be good to go back to a Windows OS

I found my old XP disc and just booted my PC

First I had problems with wireless connection, so I plugged an Ethernet cable and downloaded drivers for it with Windows Update


But after I tried to open Blender (I sometimes model as an hobby) and saw that it wasn't working at all - the UI and the preview screen didn't even exist or flashed

Same happened for some Java applications too


I didn't remember my laptop specs correctly but tried to download embedded card drivers and still didn't help

I tried to do a check for graphics card in Intel's website, and it didn't show anything - just a blank list


When I tried to check Add Hardware at Control Panel, I didn't see anything graphics related except Video Codecs (not sure if graphics related)


The thing is that I am afraid that I may need to go back to a Linux OS or trash this laptop


As long as I remember, the graphics card was an integrated one and no luck for sound also


What can I do to get my video and sound drivers working without destroying it?
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
rshaffer61

rshaffer61

    Moderator

  • Moderator
  • 34,114 posts

I didn't remember my laptop specs correctly but tried to download embedded card drivers and still didn't help

The make and model will help us alot to help you. :D
  • 0

#3
Quarynn

Quarynn

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 14 posts
Okay, Toshiba Satellite L40 R18 or 18R (lifted my laptop to see that)
  • 0

#4
rshaffer61

rshaffer61

    Moderator

  • Moderator
  • 34,114 posts
No such animal on Toshiba's site.
Can you check the model number again cause I can't find it on their site.
  • 0

#5
Quarynn

Quarynn

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 14 posts
I bet they don't even bother listing it

Toshiba Satellite L40 18R - PSL48E
  • 0

#6
rshaffer61

rshaffer61

    Moderator

  • Moderator
  • 34,114 posts
OK found it HERE
You will have to go through and make sure you find the XP drivers or you can click on the Driver type drop down menu and select the type of driver you want. That should narrow your search alot.
  • 0

#7
Quarynn

Quarynn

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 14 posts
I'm currently downloading Display, Sound and Acoustic silencer (which I totally need)


I'm unsure about doing the BIOS update though, can it effect me in a bad way?
  • 0

#8
Quarynn

Quarynn

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 14 posts
Well I now got Blender, some Java apps and some 3D games working, thanks!
  • 0

#9
rshaffer61

rshaffer61

    Moderator

  • Moderator
  • 34,114 posts

I'm unsure about doing the BIOS update though, can it effect me in a bad way?

I would not suggest it.
  • 0

#10
Sixpack

Sixpack

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 11 posts
Did you reformat and maybe make a fresh partition? I would use the recovery console in XP and rewrite my master boot record, just in case there is a glitch somewhere between ubuntu and XP. I've never had to trash a HDD for a software problem---knock-on-wood...
  • 0

#11
rshaffer61

rshaffer61

    Moderator

  • Moderator
  • 34,114 posts
Are you still having problems with your issue?
It has been 8 days since your last response and I was wondering if the issue has been resolved?
If so can you explain how it was resolved so others may be able to fix it if they have the same issue.
If not please let us know and we can continue with helping you to resolve the issue.
  • 0

#12
Quarynn

Quarynn

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 14 posts
Sorry, I've been away from my laptop for some time

I downloaded audio, wireless and graphics drivers and problems are fully fixed except for the new one;

http://www.geekstogo...25#entry2003525

(This is not due to driver installing)

I'm not on my laptop also, so I can't be able to attempt for solutions posted there until Saturday
  • 0

#13
rshaffer61

rshaffer61

    Moderator

  • Moderator
  • 34,114 posts
have you tried what Happyrock suggested on April 30th?
  • 0

#14
Quarynn

Quarynn

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 14 posts
No as I said, I will this Saturday
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP