PLEASE HELP - Underlying hardware on Toshiba Equium NOT recognised Tags: Laptops Hard Drives Toshiba Components Last response: January 16, 2011 6:15 PM in Components Share hackerz_c17 January 8, 2011 11:23:48 AM Hello world, I have a Toshiba Equium A210 model series laptop. I was using it and accidently dropped the laptop and the old hard drive stopped working. The laptop was running Windows Vista. UNFORTUNATELY, I have misplaced the Windows Recovery CD that came with the device. I used a friends hard drive from an exact same laptop and installed it on my device, everything worked fine. The laptop immeditely recognised the hard drive and everything worked as before. The friend left country so cant get an image of their device. I purchased a brand new 500 GB hard drive off ebay and installed that. I then installed Windows XP and the underlying hardware is NOT being recognised at all. The underlying hardware includes; sound card, ethernet cable port, WIFI card and grapics card. I have tried to copy new device drivers for the laptop using the ethernet port on the laptop. This did not work. I installed the Toshiba drivers from Toshiba.co.uk website. This did not work. The method was using a USB Flash drive and transferring the files back from desktop to laptop. I then reinstalled the os once again in case i made a mistake. Same problem, underlying hardware is not being recognised at all. I have heard of software like Uniblue, but unfortunately as no web connection, cant do a one hit pony and get an update on all the drivers. Please could anybody shed some light on this matter. Thanks in advance More about : underlying hardware toshiba equium recognised dogman_1234 January 16, 2011 6:15:41 PM Hello, and welcome to THG. First off, beware of ebay. You may have gotten a bad drive or one that is not compatible. I would go down to your local tech shop and find an inexpensive HDD and install a fresh OS on that, import you image files, and boot up. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources PLEASE HELP - Underlying hardware on Toshiba Equium NOT recognised Forum SolvedI connected a new Toshiba 1TB hard drive via a usb docking device. The HDD was recognised and the message "Your new hardware Forum SolvedPlease help :( my buffalo external hard drive can't be recognised on my Macbook. Forum SolvedNew Asus R7 260X GFX card not recognised in Device Manager. Please help Forum ATi Sapphire Radeon HD 4760 not recognised!!! Please help, damsel in distress Forum SolvedToshiba external hard drive problem.please help Forum SolvedWhat is better for gaming a HP 17-e019dx or toshiba p55-a5200 PLEASE help Forum SolvedI'm locked out of my Toshiba Satellite P105-S6084 running Win 8 HELP PLEASE! Forum SolvedDual monitor setup issues. Please help me with your genius community of toms hardware forums. Forum SolvedPLEASE HELP. New hardware. Random restarts. Forum Solvedhelp please. M confuse btwn Toshiba and HP for laptop. Also window s 8 or win 7.? Movies, net surffing and downldings are the Forum SolvedFaulty hardware...help, please! Forum Solvedi got a toshiba hard drive, the problem is it totally dead. what can i do to fix it? please help me. Forum SolvedI've Toshiba PVLCD 15J old monitor.. its display port is different than vga. if any converter available to it? please help me Forum SolvedToshiba Satellite L355-S78312 Laptop BLACK SCREEN please HELP Forum SolvedHardware for best quality 2014, please help. Forum SolvedPlease Help: Need Suggestions on Workstation Hardware Upgrades Forum SolvedNeed an Input on the Hardware I've Chosen to Purchase. (Please Help) Forum SolvedPc hardware failing please help Forum SolvedNew SSD for a hardware beginner, please help! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !