Posted 28 November 2009 - 04:38 PM
The laptop in question is a toshiba satallite. the laptop came from one of her family members so it does not have a recovery cd. I used a copy of XP pro sp2 I have.
as for the device manager page the entire "other devices" page is one big question mark. the ethernet controller, the mass storage controller, the network controller, the pci device, video controller, and video controller(vga compatible) show all question marks with exclamation points. I assume I'm missing a bunch of drivers. also the wireless networking card thats built in is not on any device.
it seems I really screwed the pooch on this one. I appreciate the help very much!