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Hey all!

My sister has a 3 year old laptop(Toshiba Satellite L300D-10A) and its getting really slow. I ran virus check and that sort of things on it it just seems it really needs an OS reinstall to make it a bit decent again. As of being the only one that kind of has a bit knowledge on how to do this sort of stuff i offered her to do OS reinstall, knowing that it would speed it up a bit at least. Now usually you get a disk of drivers with for example a motherboard or something similar, the thing is we didn't get any with that laptop. So i was wondering if anyone of you knows where you can get a full driver set for the laptop, or if windows will have most of them generally installed(so windows update can do the rest. Also are there any other things i have to take care with(different than the PC ones)?

Just for your information at the moment it takes 10-15 mins(seriously that long) for it to fully boot up, she usually leaves it in hibernate cause its actually usable than.

Now she isn't doing much intensive stuff so i don't think there would be any need to buy a new one for her.

Thank you all in advance!!
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post #2 of 4
It should come with a lot of generic drivers already in the operating system.
If not you can just go to the Manufacturer website and type in the model and it should show you all the drivers available.
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Run Speccy or a similar tool to see the LAN chipset and graphic's. Then download the generic drivers from the respective companies website.
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post #4 of 4
Look up the Hardware ID's from device manager in google. Download drivers.

Otherwise look up the model on Toshiba and get them that way.
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