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: ForumLaptop and Notebook Disassembly and Hardware Repair Guide ForumToshiba Satellite A200 Random Shutdown ForumFree toshiba recovery cd download ForumHardware repair guide suggestion/comment thread Forumati2dvag driver stopped working blue screen appears! HELP !! ForumToshiba Equium L100-186 ForumMind numbing, strange behaviour, please help ForumAfter logging on to XP my comp logs me off straight away! ForumChanging assignation of "END" key? ForumToshiba satellite l510 wifi function key doesnot work in windows 8, please help ForumTom's Hardware Member System Gallery ForumHelp - CPU temperature? ForumInstalled 7 on a toshiba m45-s395 driver problems!!! ForumToshiba sattelite a665 downloads hardware radio switch is off windows 7 ForumMatshita DVD RAM UJ-850S ATA Device problems ForumWindows Defender Error! Help ! Vista! ForumCustom PC Freezes on some games only Please Help ! ForumPSU Help ForumUrgent help.... ForumMy first PC build. Need help. More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !