After reformatting my hard drive I lost my wireless connection. It does not appear in my control panel and I don't have a shortcut icon in the taskbar tray either. I called Toshiba and they claimed they could fix it for a price. Hmmmm. Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated.
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Go to my computer icon on desktop or on start menu, right click>properties>hardware tab>device manager and look down list for any yellow exclamation marks, if so right click on it and select update driver, making sure you have your installation cd in the drive as the driver may be on there, or look for network adapters and click the + sign and see if your wireless adapter is listed but has a red cross on it, if so right click and select enable.
If you dont see anything related to the network card you may have to check in the bios (press F2 or Del on startup) and go into the bios and select the advanced menu and look to see if your wireless adapter is listed in there normally in the hardware section and see if it is enabled, if not enable it save settings and exit for a restart.
if you do not have a driver for your wireless adapter click the link below
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If you are the original owner Toshiba will reset the bios for a fee and it is not cheap, they may include the HDD reset, if not! www.ebay.com type password, or hard drive password. I would check bios password, probably a lot cheaper if you can find the right seller, also check www.download.com some software may be free.
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Sometimes when a flash memory stick fails because it was not removed from the USB port properly. If the device is removed by just pulling it out of the USB port, it can cause the flash device to fail, you must click on the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the Task Bar and select the device you wish to remove and only do so when instructed to do so. When the flash memory device appears to malfunction it maybe possible to restore it by reformatting it. Insert the flash drive into the USB port then Click on Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Computer Management - Disk Management. Then right click on Disk 1 removable drive and click Format. After the flash drive has been formatted it will indicate that it is Healthy. You need to format the external drive. Format the drive as primary drive and in FAT32. (FAT32 will allow data to be exchanged between MACs and PCs). Insert the external hard drive into the USB port then Click on Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Computer Management - Disk Management. Then right click on Disk 1 removable drive and click Format. After the flash drive has been formatted it will indicate that it is Health
Right Side, underneath your volume control. If it is switched on and still cant access the internet wireless give this a try.
Use Control Panel's Add or Remove Programs utility to uninstall the Toshiba Hotkey Utility, and then reinstall it.
This program is called E-Key Utility on the Toshiba Satellite M30X/M35X Recovery and Applications/Drivers DVD. It's called Toshiba E-Key Utility for Windows XP on the Toshiba Support website.
Unistalling the Toshiba Hotkey Utility:
Click Control Panel.
Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
Select TOSHIBA Hotkey Utility.
Click OK to confirm that you wish to completely remove the selected application and its features. The InstallShield Wizard will begin the removal process.
Click Finish to exit the InstallShield Wizard.
Re-installing the Toshiba Hotkey Utility using the Toshiba Satellite M30X/M35X Series Recovery and Applications/Drivers DVD that shipped with the computer:
Insert the Toshiba Satellite M30X/M35X Series Recovery and Applications/Drivers DVD into the CD/DVD drive and close the tray. The setup program on the DVD should start automatically.
When the Toshiba Recovery and Applications CD window appears, verify that "Install applications and drivers" is the selected install type, and click Next.
Select E-key Utility from the list, and click Install.
When the WinZip Self-Extractor window appears, click OK.
Click OK to acknowledge that the files were successfully unzipped.
When the InstallShield window appears, click Next and follow the prompts to complete the installation.
When the installation is complete, click Exit and then OK to close the Toshiba Recovery and Applications CD window.
Remove the Toshiba Satellite M30X/M35X Series Recovery and Applications/Drivers DVD from the optical drive and close the tray.
Reinstalling the Toshiba Hotkey Utility using the file downloaded from the Toshiba Support website:
turn off your pc,open your pc try to remove the dvd drive and put it back again.turn it on you must see your dvd drive from the opening .if its still not appearing go to control panel,click the add hardware.make sure that you plug it correctly.