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Hard disk help

Hi, i have a satellite A205-25804 and i have tried everywhere for a sata hard disk driver for windows...hard disk is made by toshiba and is the mk12375gx model...please advice on how to accire the driver in order to downgrade to xp?

the model number is actually A205-S5804

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  • morfeo1998 Apr 04, 2008

    how can I install win xp in my satellite a205 sp5814?

  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2008

    Please help me find raid driver for toshiba A205 S5804...need to change my operating system from Vista to XP..also where can i fiind the drivers......would appreciate any help i can get...Thanks

  • Anonymous May 21, 2008

    i need 2 instal wi xp

  • fineas May 29, 2008

    in installed xp pro i installed all the drive bu i cant get the sound to work?????Help-finfin134@yahoo.com thanks ps i installed the sound drive but still wont work

  • eshagh Jun 10, 2008

    raid

  • eshagh Jun 10, 2008

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  • softview Jul 01, 2008

    I have a Toshiba Satellite A205-S5800 and I want to downgrade from Vista to Xp but It had hard disk problem that hard drive not present during the installation please help how can I load window Xp on this Sata Hard drive

  • Anonymous Jul 25, 2008

    cant down grade my lap top from vista to xpp

  • arshinight Jul 27, 2008

    i m getting problem for downgrade vista to Xp in toshiba a 205 model what i can do plz help me out

  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2008

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Hi
I have Satellite A205-S5804
Im try to download wendows xp to my lap top
Iwas do it successful
But I cant find any driver for my lap top
Like vga –Ethernet- sound-display-wireless
Plz can u help me

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