I've got a 1yr old Toshiba Satellite laptop that was originally Vista. The hard drive went bad and I replaced it with the hard drive that came out of my dead Systemax XP laptop. Things worked well until this past week and I felt that the best thing to do was to reformat the Toshiba with the XP discs that came with the Systemax.
Today, I reformatted the Toshiba and all went well. I knew that I was going to have to go to the internet to get the driver for my wireless card however, I was surprised to find that my Toshiba no longer had a driver for the ethernet
! If I go to start/control panel/network connections, all I see is 1394 connection.
There is no ethernet. If I go to device manager, there is no ethernet. I can't even hook my computer up to the internet
Problem #2. My computer now no longer has a standby or hibernate option. If I go to start then shut down, it only gives me the option to shut down
. It used to have an option to standby. How do I get these options back? I've already gone to control panel/power options and there is no standby and there is no system hibernate. My wife's laptop has these and mine did before I reformatted today.
Problem #3. Similar to problem 2: If I go to power options and click on advanced, there is a drop down menu under Power buttons
that says, "When I close the lid of my portable computer:" The only option in the drop down menu is "Do nothing." What the heck is going on with this thing? Please help.
Okay, I just saw that I got scolded for posting another thread in the wrong forum. Please move this one for me as well and I won't post in the wrong forum again. My apologies.
I had already installed and run the drivers disc so I thought that the drivers were already installed. Since you said to install the drivers, I thought, "what the heck. I'll just stick the disc in again." Guess what? This time the install went differently and I knew drivers were actually being loaded up
! I've now got my ethernet card and I've got other things that were missing too. Thanks for the help!!!!!!