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03 May 2011   #1

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 
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Hiyya everyone - I got this request from a friend who I personally think is wasting his dough and although I can help him a bit (had no idea of costs as you will see) the only thing I cannot help is with the driver/s he wants.

I did suggest he come on here but anyway his message -
You might know how I can overcome a problem I have with a Toshiba laptop computer given to me by my daughter. At first it had insufficient RAM (was 256 KB - now has 1 GB from **************** - cost over $100).
Installed Windows 7 Professional but discovered that a 40 GB IDE hard drive was barely enough for what I wanted on it. Also, Windows 7 did not have the appropriate driver for the graphics accelerator card, making games slow and jerky. *********** found the appropriate driver for me - cost $70. Purchased 120 GB IDE hard drive off eBay ($70). I now have a problem installing Windows 7 on it. It cannot find the critical driver required by the computer's hardware. I've tried finding it on the web but it seems I have to buy a suite of programs just to get the driver. ************ wanted another $140 to transfer data off the 40 GB drive to the new HD (I don't know what's involved), but I have already spent too much getting as far as I have. I can usually solve my own computer problems but I think I need help with this one.

As I said this is an old machine that this chap has got and for some reason known only to himself wants to go ahead with - I have told him for the cost of doing all this he could buy a brand new machine so what does he need and where from before the dealer ************* cleans him out????


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03 May 2011   #2

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

What make / model of Toshiba, and what driver or drivers are missing? If you can get that, that would be helpful. You can't usually reason someone out of an idea they did not reason themselves into, but yes, he could have purchased an equivalent (and better, frankly) subnotebook or netbook for that price already.
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03 May 2011   #3

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 
OK

Ok cluberti I'll find out what it is - I have an idea it is an A series Sat and it used to have Vista on it.

But can you belive the prices he paid for the RAM for eavens sake did they see him coming or what? and the Hard drive ?Ebay - not floating my boat I'm afraid.
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10 May 2011   #4

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 
Hiyya Cluberti

Sorry mate for late eply he has been away and had connections problems.

These are his specs

Toshiba Satellite M40 System unit
Model No.: PSM43A - 01000H
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) M Processor 1.5GHz
RAM: 1 GB
32 bit operating system
Windows 7
HDD: 40GB IDE needing upgrade to 120GB IDE

the drivers he only referred to as the one that I am assuming is for the on board graphics for 7 which on a machine this old - are they going to work anyway??

Frankly I beginning to think he is a bit of an eccentric I mean the only reason I can think of is that there is no SATA connections on this machine.

I must check out the date of this machines manufacture just for my own curiousity.
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14 May 2011   #5

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Well, that system will *work*, but work *well*, no.
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14 May 2011   #6

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 
Thanks mate

Thanks Cluberti I'll pass that on to him - he's not going like it as his wife says he's hoarder and hates throwing things away.

Plus I've told him on a few occasions that the money he is about to spend on it will buy a a decent general use i3 Toshiba for instance.

Thanks anyway for your time and patience mate as always.

John
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