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Aaarg! Wiped my drivers!


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CordwearingMonkeyBoy

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:tazz: Hi. I wiped my hard-drive to reformat from Japanese OS to English. In doing so -( Being a muppet) -I lost some drivers/devices.?
I then discovered (doh) they don't include recovery disks anymore...

I have managed to recover some by downloading my Chipset from Intel.
But I still have ? marks against : Ethernet Controller, Mass Storage Controller, Multimedia Audio Controller & PCI Modem.
I have rather obscure new Toshiba VX Japanese model and I'm new to a lot of this.
Help from Tosh in Japan is difficult, to say the least.
Do I need these to get on the Internet ? Or can I search and download the missing bits from there??
Any help appreciated. Thanks
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RogueComGeek

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is there a model number or something besides just vx?
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Hi. Yep. It's a Dynabook VX570LS. (only available in Japan , I think).
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In this case the simplest way would be to look on the individual devices for the full part numbers and go to the various mfrs. websites to get the the drivers, or Google the part number +download +driver. If you can deciper the mobo part no. you may be able to downlod the drivers from there.
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You could also look around Here for drivers but you are going to need part #

Rick
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Thanks for the advice. Got my ethernet controller back so I'm back on the net. Will try what you suggested. Won't be repeating this error if I can help it...
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Additionally, you may get some relief by downloading and installing Everest free version. It should help you ID devices without having to open your case and it will link to device & driver pages of most manufacturers.

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:tazz: To everyone who helped: thanks
For any owners of Toshiba VX 5 series who have English OS - and who make make the same dumb mistake as me (ie wiping drivers) - don't despair!

Try - Toshiba PC Direct - they directed me to drivers below which worked straight away from Toshiba's US website:
Also a company called Tokyo IT Services offer help with people who have messed up converting their Japanese Dynabooks/other laptops to Eigo (for ease...)

The Audio driver is " SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
Driver for Windows XP/2000 ", its URL is as below.
http://www.csd.toshiba.com/

The modem driver is " TOSHIBA Software Modem " , its URL is as below.
http://www.csd.toshiba.com/

Good luck
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