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Problem installing XP onto my laptop


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#1 1up2down

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 01:23 PM

I would like to know what drivers I need when installing XP onto my Toshiba Equium L300 laptop, and to be instructed on how I go about the installation. Do I just install XP onto my spare hard drive and then install drivers or do I need install drivers first in order to allow me to install XP
Would be grateful for any advice given

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 01:37 PM

All the drivers should be available on Toshiba's website along with installation instructions.

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 02:17 PM

I must be a complete dummy because I have been to Toshiba's website and can't even find my laptop model never mind downloads and instructions

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 02:19 PM

look up the model number via their support page.

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 03:10 PM

I have a Equium L300-146 but they do not list a Equium, only the following
Qosmio, Satellite, mini notebook, Satellite Pro, Portege, Libretto and Tecra
Trying each of these in turn I can find lots of L300s such as L300-ST2501, L300-ST3502, L300-ST3503 and so on, but no L300-146

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 03:14 PM

Is this it: Equium L300-146?

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 03:16 PM

Yes, thats the one

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 03:21 PM

does the fact that it is a discontinued model mean that its no good for anything but the dustbin

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 03:21 PM

Go to the Support Tab and get the drivers from there.

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 06:08 PM

All I get is a page asking me to select my laptop when mine is not there to select

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 10:07 AM

you could search in here
but you need to enter your notebook model manually.

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 10:44 AM

Reference;
http://uk.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp?service=UK
NOTE - The above will only provide Drivers etc, NOT the INSTALLATION files for the O/S. It is UK based.

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 12:19 PM

From Dans link above go to support then go to download files.
It will bring you to another screen
Under product type select archived files
Work your way down the list & the model you want is L30

Try this link
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Posted 27 July 2011 - 12:24 PM

does anyone didn't notice my post?
you need to enter the notebook model manually.
look's funny 3 post with same link :hysterical:

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 08:27 AM

Hi thanks for all the advice, and some of them have proved to very helpful. However, I now realise that the real problem is not getting the drivers but getting XP to recognise my laptop hard drive. Whenever I try to install XP I get a message saying there is no hard drive to install it on. Strange because the laptop bios recognises the hard drive, and I can install Windows 7 on it. Does anyone have any idea what the problem might be.




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