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Reinstalled Vista, now no internet and poor graphics

by dgostate8 / November 28, 2011 3:17 AM PST

I purchased a pre-owned computer online and upon getting it home I decided I'd like to start fresh as the pervious owner had a lot of junk on it. The internet worked fine before and the graphics were clean and crisp. Upon reinstalling Vista, the computer will not pick up any wireless routers, nor will in recognize it if I plug the ethernet calbe directly from the modem into it. Additionally, the graphics look grainy and poor. Help?

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How did you reinstall?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 28, 2011 3:19 AM PST

And what about all the drivers necessary?

Mark

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driver
by dgostate8 / November 28, 2011 3:21 AM PST
In reply to: How did you reinstall?

I do not have any driver discs, not even for my router (I know, I suck).

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driver
by dgostate8 / November 28, 2011 3:27 AM PST
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Oh, and to answer your first question, I borrowed a friend's disc, but I used the key from the computer I just purchased.

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Ahh. That makes it difficult.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 28, 2011 3:29 AM PST
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But you haven't said, how did you reinstall this Vista?

If there was a manufacturer's hidden Recovery Partition then all the drivers would have been included in there.

If you used some genuine Vista DVD you will need to find the drivers yourself.

What make and model computer?

Mark

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driver
by dgostate8 / November 28, 2011 3:32 AM PST

It's a Toshiba L305, and yeah, used the Vista DVD.

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Then head over to Toshiba's web site
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 28, 2011 3:33 AM PST
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and see if they have 'all' the drivers for this system.

Mark

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Drives
by dgostate8 / November 28, 2011 3:36 AM PST

Then just put them on a flash drive or something?

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You're gpoing to need
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 28, 2011 3:43 AM PST
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the full model number.

Head over to http://www.toshiba.com/tai/ and navigate though Services & Support > More... then under Consumer SUpport select "Laptop Computers".

Click the "Download" option, then start selecting the model, family, model number in the list, eg;

Laptops > Satellite > L305 xxx where xxxx are further letters/numbers that refers to your laptop. Then hit Go.

Next screen select Vista or Vista 64 bit, (whichever OS it is), then under Category select Drivers.

You're on your own from there, but the systems Device Manager may help show what hardware needs drivers.

Good luck. There may be difficulties? Since this is an OEM machine and you're using a DVD that doesn't belong to it, you may have activation problems, but it may work.

Mark

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(NT) I am assuming you are in the USofA for that web site.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 28, 2011 3:43 AM PST
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Thanks
by dgostate8 / November 28, 2011 3:45 AM PST
In reply to: You're gpoing to need

I'll see if this works.

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