i posted the following on a forum i regularly visit and they directed me to here.
firstly my laptop is the following: Acer Travelmate 4000
i downloaded updates from the official sites intel and acer for my specific laptop.
here is the page with them all of it: http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers...k/tm_4000.html
the ones i downloaded from acer were-
Bios Ver. 3A10 for Intel graphic chips
Synaptics Touchpad Driver for Windows 2000 / WinXP Version 7.10.12
Texas Instruments PCI GemCore based SmartCard controller driver 220.127.116.11
from intel i downloaded a new wireless network controller program that is alot better than the windows default one.
i also updated my graphics drivers.
after flashing the new bios i think this is where everything has went wrong.it flashed fine and told me to restart but when i restarted my wireless network does not pick up my router anymore and my graphics options are not there instead it says 'string is missing' or something along those lines. I also am told there is new hardware found and the found new hardware wizard pops up telling me it is to install software for a mass storage controller.
a few moments ago the laptop was having difficulty even starting.It gets to the windows xp home load up screen then stays there and does nothing.
right now though it has scanned my c drive and is at the login screen and yet again is it telling me about the mass storage controller that needs installed.
does anyone have a clue what i can do or could you tell me about any people that would know.i just want to get rid of this annoying mass storage controller by either installing the needed drivers which i have no clue where they are or stopping it loading up completely.
the main issue though is my wireless network now seems to be fked and i do not know if this is due to the bios or not. if i plug my modem directly into the laptop the internet works fine but the wireless just refuses to work. i was up til around 7 in the morning trying to sort this. unplugging my modem and router. reinstalling them changing the ethernet cables around. whatever i try does not work.
its one of these annoying things that keeps you awake at night and ****es you off so as i said if you know or know someone who might know how to help me please let me know before i go bald .
UPDATE: this was earlier today i wrote the above at the present time i have sorted the bios issue by using system restore which has also restored all my defaults i had before downloading drivers from the sites i visited.
the only real big problem i have now is my wireless router will not work correctly. it is all hooked up the way it always has been and it worked fine until all this trouble with the laptop.
the only way i connect to the internet now is by using my cable modem connected directly to my desktop pc.
i tried connecting to the internet and detecting my router with my psp&laptop. Both did not detect the router.
i am looking for some help and advice on what i can do. if you need any more info then please inform me and if you reached this point then thanks for reading everything