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post #21 of 27
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Try entering the BIOS, loading the default values, and restarting. To enter the BIOS, hit ESC while booting and press the appropriate Function key (F2 on my Toshiba) to enter Setup.

Also, from Toshiba's driver download page, try installing some of the Toshiba specific utilities that may help you configure the computer. The Toshiba PC Diagnostic Tool Utility diagnoses hardware issues. The Toshiba Application Installer allows you to install drivers and applications that come with the Toshiba laptops. The Toshiba Hardware Setup Utility allows you to configure several Setup options through Windows.
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I did this with the BIOS, even flashed it to the newest version (2.30) and had no luck with that. Also tried the Toshiba utilities to no avail.

I then reinstalled Windows 7 (again) from a disc this time but with the same results. I'm seriously starting to think it may be damaged. I have noticed that it seems my friend spilled something on the laptop as the "mouse" left and right clicks on the chassis stick a little.

The question I have bouncing around in my head though is if they were damaged why do the "Ethernet Adapter" and "Network Adapter" show up in the Device Manager. Both give the Code 10 (Device failed to start) however. I think unless I (or one of my fellow nerds here) has an epiphany about this situation then I will just call it "good" and try a plug in USB wireless dongle.
post #22 of 27
LAN driver, refine by Windows 7 X64 and LAN

It should only be an Atheros based LAN driver. Put that file on a USB drive and install it onto the laptop.

After that installs, you should be able to use Windows Update to get everything else. Otherwise you will have to use trial and error with all the Wi-Fi choices.

Yes, I'm sure you did this, but for the sake of troubleshooting without assumptions, try it anyway.
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post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by grillinman;14683722 
USB wireless dongle.

this

rep for not giving up
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by That Guy;14689507 
LAN driver, refine by Windows 7 X64 and LAN

It should only be an Atheros based LAN driver. Put that file on a USB drive and install it onto the laptop.

After that installs, you should be able to use Windows Update to get everything else. Otherwise you will have to use trial and error with all the Wi-Fi choices.

Yes, I'm sure you did this, but for the sake of troubleshooting without assumptions, try it anyway.

Indeed I tried it (again, as you assumed correctly that I had already tried it) but to no avail. Thanks everyone for the input on this issue, it is much appreciated.
post #25 of 27
Sounds like the only route is a usb wireless adapter then. Sounds like I'll never be getting a toshiba then. (I only use HP anyway)
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post #26 of 27
You stated that the some of the drivers would extract but not install.
If you look in those directories there may/should be an .inf file. I know it will take some time but you can go into the device manager and use the update drivers option and then point the install to the directory with the .inf in it.

Worth a shot if you haven't bought a USB dongle already.
post #27 of 27
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Indeed I tried that too...

I just gave my buddy his laptop back and he is going to go the dongle route...

Frustrating to say the least.
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