Have this satellite L40-18X laptop by Toshiba.
I used nlite to produce an XP insall disk and installed XP instead of Vista.
Device manager shows a host of wrong drivers. I have a USB Huawei modem whihc will not run. looks it has installed but will bring an error when run. cannot connect to the internet to sort these drivers. What can I do to run this modem?
I Have satellite L40-18W-PSL4CE laptop . I installed XP . i got all drivers except sound driver. the last sound driver was running on vista is (Realtek High Definition Audio System Software Ver:R1.72) on toshiba site they said this driver soppurt vista & xp but i got nothing after installing the driver. pls help me with greatfull.
I Have satellite L40-PSL40L-03301W laptop by Toshiba. I insall disk and installed XP instead of Vista. NOW I have no any drivers for satellite L40-PSL40L-03301W so pls give web site link.i do down its driver.
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Re: Running XP on a Toshiba Satelite L40-18X
Well by default (Windows XP PRO sp2), have some generic drivers for external modems & install them by default. If that doesn't work & get a splat sign on device manager "USB" devices, you should use the cd that came with the modem & install the original driver. If still that doesn't work, you may need to login to a cafe` or something to get the updated driver for your modem at the manufacturer's website.
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There are case where BIOS stting doesn't contain any point of configuration for SATA.,
Step 1 : Download SATA driver
Here is the link : http://downloadcenter.intel.com/confirm.aspx?httpDown=http://downloadmirror.intel.com/12474/eng/iata621_enu.exe&agr=N&ProductID=2101&DwnldId=12474&strOSs=All&OSFullName=All%20Operating%20Systems&lang=eng
Step 2 : Download a software called "nlite"
Here is the link : http://home.midmaine.com/~nlite/nlite/nLite-126.96.36.199.installer.exe
Now you need to include SATA driver with Windows XP cd so that windows XP recognize your HARD DRIVE.it can't be include diectly so
Installed the nlite software and follow the instruction by going to the link below.
Note : Microsoft dotnet framework 2.0 or later is needed to install nlite in Windows XP,but if you are making a bootable Windows XP cd with sata driver pre-install then,you don't need it.
if your asking to install XP on top of vista.. if you do not like vista, then ur listening to your friends who have no idea what their talking about because its awesome and when windows 7 comes out youll be stunned...this is verry easy if you have XP disc ready, restart your computer you need to wipe ur hard drive to get rid of the old operating system, first save any thing you want thus wiping hard drive saves nothing.... techniquly its still there but ya....put in disc of XP and run the disc to install XP,. ACTIVATE IT AND WALA
Well... this is common on newer laptops. It is due to the fact your HDD is SATA (Serial ATA) and Windows XP CD does not have the drivers needed to recognize it. The solution I use is a bit High Tech: to remaster your Windows XP CD including the drivers needed. Or, just settle to live with Vista until January, when Windows 7 will be available to the public. If you are not faint of heart, google this: nLite; with this program you can remaster your XP CD. (You need a working PC with CD-RW to actually do the job).
If you have problems slipstreaming you can during the first part of the XP install by pressing the F6 key to install a 3rd party driver for the hard disk. Windows will prompt you to press F6 so be ready.
Installing Windows XP on a SATA Drive Author: DJ Oslo Date: August 18, 2007 Description: This tutorial will describe step by step how to install XP on a laptop with a SATA hard drive in order to downgrade the operating system from Vista to Windows XP SP2. The laptop model that this tutorial is based on is listed below: Model: Toshiba X205-S9349 In order to install XP, you will need the following software: Windows XP SP Installation CD nLite (http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/nLite.shtml) Introduction: If you want to downgrade to XP from Vista you may run into a problem during the boot stage of XP Installation. The problem I encountered was a message that read: “Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed on your computer” The problem is that XP does not provide the necessary drivers for the SATA controllers and as a result it won't detect the SATA hard drive. You could use an external floppy disk drive but that might not guarantee success. What has been suggested is that you perform a procedure called "Slipstreaming". Slipstreaming is the procedure where you create a new build of the XP installation files and "merge" the drivers you need for the SATA controllers. You would then use this new build to install XP onto your system. Note: These procedures were performed on my Toshiba P105 laptop, which is my current working laptop. Step 1. Create a directory under My Documents where you will copy the contents of your XP installation CD. Step 2. Download the SATA driver that you will need in order to “Slipstream” into your XP installation. The following link is to the SATA drivers that will work with the Toshiba X205-S9349. http://188.8.131.52/support/Download/files_Downloads/pspb7c/Intel-Matrix-Storage-Manager-V184.108.40.2062.zip Step 3. When you download the .zip file, unpack the contents in a new directory under My Documents. Step 4. Open nLite and locate the directory where you copied the XP installation files to. Click on the Next button. Step 5. You will get information on the Product. Click on the next button. Step 6. Click on the Next button Step 7. In the Task Selection, you will click on the button called Drivers and Bootable ISO. After you click on each button the red dot will turn green. What this means is that you will “integrate” drivers into the installation and then create a bootable ISO file. Click on the next button. Step 8. Step 9. Click on the Insert – Multiple driver folder option to select the drivers that you will integrate. Locate the folder where you unzipped the SATA drivers. Highlight the folder and click OK. Step 10. The following drivers will be listed. Note: you must select the correct driver to integrate or else you may experience errors during the installation phase of XP. Select the first driver. Click on the OK button. Step 11. Select all the items to integrate. Click on the OK button. Step 12. Step 13. Highlight all the drivers and click on the Next button. Select Yes to start the process. Step 14. nLite will now apply the changes to the installation files. Step 15. When complete, it will display how much the installation grew. Click on the Next button. Step 16. In the Bootable ISO section, click on Make ISO. Step 17. Step 18. You will be prompted to save the ISO file. Select where you want to save it and click on the Save button. nLite begins the process of creating the .ISO file that can then be burned to CD and used as the installation file for Windows XP. Step 19. You should get a message that the ISO file has been created successfully. Click on the Next button. Step 20. Step 21. Open your CD burning software. In this example I will use Nero Burning ROM. Customization is finished. Click on the Finish button. In the menu bar, I select Recorder – Burn Image… Step 22. Step 23. I locate the ISO file that I created in nLite. Highlight the file and click on the Open button. Click on the Burn button. This will now burn the ISO to CD and thus create your new XP installation that will install the SATA drivers during the boot stage of XP installation. this is 100% working thank very much