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I just got done wiping and reinstalling the OS (7 Home Prem x64) on my friend's laptop. Everything went fine (yes, legit install) and Windows boots as normal but for one problem; no network interface devices can be installed. This goes for wireless and wired.

I have tried all the drivers on the Toshiba site for model Satellite L645-S4102. I have uninstalled the devices and rebooted only to get the info bubble for "this device did not install properly." I'm no newb here and am stumped but for saying something happened to his hardware. Although I'm having a tough time convincing myself the ethernet AND wifi would both go out and those are the only problematic devices.

If anybody has insight it would be much appreciated. Thank you!
post #2 of 27
Windows 7 didn't even install a generic driver for the LAN..?
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post #3 of 27
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That was one of my first thoughts too...

This problem seems to have an easy answer, I'm just not sure what it is.
post #4 of 27
Check through the driver database for the laptop on Toshiba's website again, it is possible you grabbed a driver for the wrong OS ver/xx-bit.

Another thought is to check the bios and make sure the network devices are enabled.
post #5 of 27
Try installing it with UAC
post #6 of 27
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by DarkPhoenix;14668907 
Check through the driver database for the laptop on Toshiba's website again, it is possible you grabbed a driver for the wrong OS ver/xx-bit.

Another thought is to check the bios and make sure the network devices are enabled.

I tried EVERY driver they had...

Network devices are enabled. The wifi LED lights up on the front of the laptop, orange color. Not sure if that is the color it's supposed to be as it is not my computer.
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Originally Posted by ra2shadow;14668927 
Try installing it with UAC

Will do.

Edit/Update: Did not work with UAC. Still says that "no drivers have been installed for this device"
post #7 of 27
theres a ethernet wifi button or switch off/on somewhere on the notebook. this is not a driver or software problem.
MAKE SURE IT IT SWITCHED TO THE ON POISITION

also, i hate toshiba satellite notebooks.
Edited by 4.54billionyears - 8/21/11 at 7:52pm
post #8 of 27
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Originally Posted by 4.54billionyears;14669059 
theres a ethernet wifi button or switch off/on somewhere on the notebook. this is not a driver or software problem.
MAKE SURE IT IT SWITCHED TO THE ON POISITION

also, i hate toshiba satellite notebooks.

It is most definitely a driver problem. The Fn+F8 wifi toggle does nothing. The device driver lists ALL network interface devices (wired or wifi) like this.
post #9 of 27
Have you tried rebooting the machine at all? I get the same thing on my mum's HP, one of the kids accidentally presses the hotkey for wifi and it won't work until rebooted.
post #10 of 27
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Originally Posted by linkin93;14669192 
Have you tried rebooting the machine at all? I get the same thing on my mum's HP, one of the kids accidentally presses the hotkey for wifi and it won't work until rebooted.

Have rebooted numerous times.

The only driver from the Toshiba site listing that will actually run it's setup is the Realtek one. The Broadcom, Atheros, and Intel ones just self extract and then do nothing noticeable. Since I can't access any information about the system contents from the computer (and the Toshiba site is garbage) I don't know what piece of hardware I am dealing with.

What's curious to me is that there is no generic driver installed with windows for either the WiFi or the ethernet adapters. I'm quite confused. confused.gif
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