Hi. I just replaced the motherboard in a Samsung NP300V5A-A05UK and didn't realise it would need new drivers. The replacement is a Scala3-15/Petronas-15 Rev 1.5 whereas the original is a Rev1.1.
To complicate things it also has a new hard drive, as the old one failed just before I took the old motherboard out. The new hard drive is a WD, loaded with a backup from when we first got this laptop a couple of years ago, a fairly clean Windows 7. Don't have a more recent backup. I know. Don't ask. It's the wife's computer >:-(
It opens into BIOS, the BIOS recognises the HDD and the CDD, but won't boot into Windows. I tried a different HDD from another Samsung laptop, different model, and it boots into Windows but with limited graphics, and no LAN capability.
So I'm assuming I need drivers. (WD say their HDD use the drivers in the OS so I'm slightly concerned as to why this won't boot into Windows.) Samsung has 50 drivers for this model listed at http://www.samsung.com/uk/support/model/NP300V5A-A05UK, but how do I know which I need? And is installing them straightforward? I have a Windows 7 Repair Disk which appears to have the capability to move files, and will read from the new hard drive.
So I need to know
1. which drivers do I need
2. how to install them