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#1 Aesir09

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 12:50 AM

hi i downgraded from vista to professional today, and winxp does not recognize alot of my hardware

i have a Ethernet controller with no drivers and a realtek rtl8187b with no drivers, i need them to start moving, please help and siggest anything, thank you

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 01:04 AM

MY DEVICE MANAGER

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 02:53 AM

Right click on the devices with the ? and select Properties, then click on the Details tab, then on Hardware ID in the drop-down box.You should see a hardware ID that looks like this: "PCI\VEN_4444&DEV_0016&SUBSYS_40090070&REV_01"

The 4 characters after the first _ are the Vendor ID and the 4 characters after the second _ are the Device ID. Go to this website ( http://www.pcidatabase.com/ ) and enter the Vendor ID and the Device ID and it will tell you what the device is. Then you can do an internet search for the drivers you need.
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Posted 13 January 2008 - 04:27 AM

Right click on the devices with the ? and select Properties, then click on the Details tab, then on Hardware ID in the drop-down box.You should see a hardware ID that looks like this: "PCI\VEN_4444&DEV_0016&SUBSYS_40090070&REV_01"

The 4 characters after the first _ are the Vendor ID and the 4 characters after the second _ are the Device ID. Go to this website ( http://www.pcidatabase.com/ ) and enter the Vendor ID and the Device ID and it will tell you what the device is. Then you can do an internet search for the drivers you need.

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 04:32 AM

Actually, I just recently found out about this from one of usasma's posts - so I guess I better pass on the golden cookie to him.
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Posted 13 January 2008 - 08:12 AM

Thanks Budapest! :thumbsup:

What's the make and model of the system (or the motherboard if it's a custom build)?
That'll usually take care of most of the drivers like the Base System Device, the SM Bus Controller, and some of the PCI devices.

Here's a link for a driver for the wireless card: http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/NETWORK-C...2007-WHQL.shtml
It's an older driver but should still work (the Realtek site appears to be having issues right now).
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Posted 13 January 2008 - 12:10 PM

ok i will try these thx :thumbsup:

and also, should winblows update just detect all my other stuff?

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 12:33 PM

ok i installed the setup and it still has the same things in the device manager, and when i try .inf files it doesn't work

maybe if i can get my ethernet controller working this will be easier

here are the hardware id's under the details tab(!FOR ETHERNET CONTROLLER!)
PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136&SUBSYS_FF101179&REV_01
PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136&SUBSYS_FF101179
PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136&CC_020000
PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136&CC_0200

Edited by Aesir09, 13 January 2008 - 12:34 PM.


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Posted 13 January 2008 - 12:47 PM

According to the PCI Database, that is a RTL 8139 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet NIC. You can download the driver from here.
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Posted 13 January 2008 - 01:05 PM

Cool item usasma! :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 01:50 PM

thanks for the links even though realtek is having problems with their site.

i got sound working so far, ugh

ive tried like so many things for my w_lan and ethernet controller!

the one thing i installed labeled REALTEK USB Wireless LAN utility and in the bottom right hand corner of the taskbar i mouse over and it reads

"No RTL8187"

im going to uninstall that

is there any support from toshiba i can get? like did my notebook come with a disk(prob not for xp b/c it came with vista)


i checked toshiba.com for a universal toshiba a120 xp driver thingee and couldn't find anything

although im feeling lucky guys thx for the help, please keep helping :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 01:53 PM

There are some drivers on the Toshiba website here.
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Posted 13 January 2008 - 02:05 PM

thx for the link :thumbsup: gonna try some stuff out

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 02:43 PM

i dont know how to install drivers using a .inf file, i just get and error

and also, while we are solving this, i installed .net framework 2.0

my monitor is made for 1280x800 and im viewing it in 1024x768, dont look too good.

i tried this one catalyst thing, then got message saying that its not compatible with my hardware lol....

i think im going to say f winblows im going to Linux, like the good old days

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 02:48 PM

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