The laptop Toshiba Satellite A100 (PSAA8E) originally came with XP. It has express upgrade option to VIsta. I upgraded to Vista, but did not like it. So put in a windows XP cd and reformatted the whole drive. Managed to get all things working except Sound, which was working when it was originally XP and when upgraded it to Vista. But after formatting and reinstalling XP, sound simply refuses to work.
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i would restore the notebook to factory settings -- this is the best option in getting the computer back to the way it worked originally going to the factory settings management portion in the system and or use your recovery CDs to format and re isntall everything
Your best bet is to go to windows update and let it scan your system, when it finishes it will give you two choices Express and Custom. Choose custom and then look in the optional upgrades. That is where the hardware upgrades will be. look for your sound device drivers and download them and install.
Download the XP network driver for your model laptop from the Toshiba WEB site from their download page. For a shortcut to the Toshiba's download page. Copy and paste this address into your browser's URL address location. http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=DL&os=&category=&moid=1209157&rpn=PSAA0U&modelFilter=A100-S8111TD&selCategory=3&selFamily=1073768663&selModel=1209157|PSAA0U
You need to have administrator rights .....click start button ...go to control panel ...then user accounts....click on your name and change it from limited to administrator...this will let you install programs and change certian things in windows.
Hope this helps
did you have the laptop/notebook from new if so then you should have had a set-up disc containing all of the drivers needed to activate items such as modems,sound card,graffics card etc.
this is just a simple problem and can be rectified instantly by inserting set-up disc and loading all avaliable drivers!
if no disc avaliable then log onto the toshiba website and download the up to date drivers needed for your laptop/notebook