Toshiba is not interested in solve this matter...
Remember this next time you need to buy another notebook...
I bought a Toshiba L45-S7423 and did suffer a lot to put WIndows XP SP2 on it.
Thanks to a lot of fragmented information I found at the internet I achieve a solution.
Please check if your system is exactly the same and do necessary adjustments:
My system came with:
Intel Pentium Dual CPU T2310 @ 1.46GHz
Toshiba SATA hard driver (MK1237GSX)
MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ-850S
Intel Chipset GM965
Intel 82801 HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Controller
ICH8M Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 2850
Ricoh Memory Stick Controller
Sunaptis PS/2 Port Touchpad
Realtek RTL8139/810x ethernet nic
Realtek RTL8187B wirelles 802.11g 54Mbps USB 2.0 Network Adapter
Toshiba Software modem
Realtek High Definition Audio
Let's go to the solution:
1- Go to Intel website and get the Intel® Chipset Identification Utility:http://www.intel.com/support/chipset.../CS-009266.htm
This software will help you identify your Chipset
2- If your Chipset is GM965, everything you need from Intel will come from:http://support.intel.com/support/chi.../CS-025753.htm
Obs: You can slipstream the sata drivers with xp sp2 or if you have xp sp1 you can slipstream all three together (sata drivers, xp, sp2)!
Some guys used the following link and they recommend. It helped them to create their slipstream cd! I did not use this but if you want please pay attention to download the right drivers for your system.http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...-installation/
3- Download 32-bit Floppy Configuration Utility for Intel® Matrix Storage Manager:http://downloadcenter.intel.com/filt...4&submit=Go%21
4- generate the floppy disk with f6flpy32.exe
5- Boot your system with Windows XP SP2 CD and with the floppy generated above. At the beginning of the boot sequence press F6 when this option appears at the botton of your screen.
Wait a second and it will ask you to press S or Enter.
Press S and specify you driver/controller. Pick the one below the one it wants,
you want the 82801HEM/HBM SATA AHCI. It will ask about S or Enter again, do Enter this time.
6- Start installing Windows and In 20 minutes you should have XP installed.
7- After first successful boot start adding following drivers.
8- Be sure to install Intel Chipset GM965 before any other:http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...ional&lang=eng
9- Install Intel Matrix Storage Manager:http://downloadcenter.intel.com/T8Cl...llName=Windows
* XP Professional&lang=eng
10- Install Intel Graphics Media Accelerator Driver:http://downloadcenter.intel.com/T8Cl...14388&lang=eng
11- Install High Definition Audio Codecs from Realtek: (WDM_R182.zip)http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/...Audio%20Codecs
Don't worry if your sound doesn't start working after first reboot... sometimes it stars working after next step
12- Install RICOH drivers: (nb_driver_w251u_cardreader_1.01.08.zip)http://devdrivers.net/Drivers/Downlo...roller-Driver/
13- Be sure to have connectivity during all time because you will need some Microsoft automatic update to resolve unknown driver (ATK0100 ACPI Utility)
14) Get the wireless driver from Realtek (R8187B) from this page:http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/...=true#RTL8187B
When you download the Realtek8187B driver you'll have a .inf file. Open the INF with Notepad. Go about 20 lines down under the IDs for 98/ME/2k/XP. One of those lines ends in 8187&REV_0200. Change it to 8197&REV_0200 as that is the hardware ID XP is using in this device. So, now update your driver using Device Manager
15) Download Toshiba Software modem:http://cdgenp01.csd.toshiba.com/cont...8mdm_24549.exe
16) Extract all files to a directory and go to Device Manager and choose update driver for the "not working" modem. You don't need to install de package, just the drivers. But you can try if you want... I did not...
And that's all! At least to me...