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A135-S2356 Windows XP Drivers...

Discussion in 'Toshiba' started by Windaria, Jun 11, 2007.

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  1. Windaria

    Windaria Notebook Enthusiast

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    OK... a friend purchased an A135-S2356 and got Vista... what a piece of absolute garbage... Microsoft thinks that this is progress? anyway.

    So, first thing that he wants done is to put in an XP CD and install the old XP (had to purchase it actually, funny how Vista came out and all the used copies of XP Pro double in price... you KNOW you have a winner on your hands then... OK, I must stop this ranting).

    Anyway, oh my word... nothing detects and when we try to go to the ATI site and install the drivers from there it says incorrect chipset. What??? They were the right drivers, but won't install. Seems that Toshiba does something wonky to the hardware that prevents you from installing the standard drivers from their site.

    So, since there are also other undetected devices, I'm not even entirely sure what they are. So, I am then looking through the box and find that, in addition to the Toshbia Vista DVD, with all their Vista drivers and such, one of those Vista upgrade DVDs was ALSO included, which seems to indicate that the model originally came with XP and that the new model number is a new Vista model number.

    As a result, anyone know what the counterpart to the A135-S2356 with XP on it was, so I can just download the driver packages for it? Please advise so that I can get that thing running with XP drivers, this Vista GARBAGE is really pissing me off. Particularly since the Toshiba site doesn't even have XP drivers listed on their support site for that model.
     
  2. stormlifter

    stormlifter Notebook Consultant

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    I wish there was a solution to this, I'm stumped right now.
    Anyone out there?

    Found most everything, just not the sound, when I find everything I'll post it.
     
  3. crono2000

    crono2000 Newbie

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    ya... i tried that too.. and when i searched for drivers on toshiba , and other sites.. it didn't read at alll
    it was very annoying.. i mean..this is so stupid.. they give u a laptop load with a bunch of crap with 512 MB and vista OS and hoping u will be satisifed......
    I.. been search for drivers for a while.. but.. it doesn't work... i think its best to get a ram upgrade
     
  4. 808tech

    808tech Notebook Enthusiast

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    I've even looked on the website for similiar laptops with the same specs but with winXP installed, still no luck. However, I managed to find the following drivers.

    Display Adapter: ATI Radeon Xpress 200M Series (Omega 3.8.330) Think you need to search "Omega Radeon" on the net.

    WLAN: Atheros AR5006EG
    LAN: Realtek RTL8139
    Sound: Realtek (Have issues controlling volume using WinDVD and other apps)

    It works, but there are 2 Unknown Device in my system properties. It might be the chipset. I hope someone can help.
     
  5. Valpocade

    Valpocade Newbie

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    I just bought the same laptop today. I have everything working with XP except the volume control slider and the same 2 unknown devices. I found out they are ACPI controllers and dont have a clue yet where to get drivers. Some of the Vista drivers on the recovery cd work like for the Synaptic touchpad but I dont see anything for ACPI or hotkeys. Suprisingly the new ATI Catylist driver loaded as a Radeon X300 and works. I am going to do some research on the ACPI.
     
  6. Windaria

    Windaria Notebook Enthusiast

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    Anyone have any luck yet finding more drivers, particularly for those two unknown devices?
     
  7. 808tech

    808tech Notebook Enthusiast

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    I found out that the two unknown device is actually "Direct Application Launch Button" (The four buttons on the left under the power button)

    I found the drivers for it by googling "Toshiba A135-S2276 XP Drivers Full". Sorry, couldn't provide the direct link here because I think its not allowed.

    The model is different, but it works.

    However, I'm still unable to get some of the function keys working, like the Brightness.

    Hope this helps
     
  8. Padmé

    Padmé NBR Super Pink Princess

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    It's okay to provide the direct link. ;)
     
  9. gracie92962

    gracie92962 Newbie

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    PERFECT AUDIO FIX!!!!!!!!! A friend bought the Toshiba A135-S2356 last week. Vista bites, etc... but we put XP PRO on it and then started the Driver hunt.. She found them all EXCEPT THE AUDIO...

    Today I installed all the windows updates and added SP2.. rebooted and the AUDIO works perfectly.. NO DRIVER HUNT NEEDED.

    If you have not installed ALL updates and atleast SP1 (I advise SP2) do so and good luck!

    The computer flys and SOUNDS great once its complete!!

    :D
     
  10. Marcelo

    Marcelo Newbie

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    What I did:

    Video Driver - I installed the driver that toshiba said it is, by force. I mean, forcing windows to install the damn driver!
    It is working fine Radeon X200M from ATI website.

    Audio - Realtek HD codec from Realtek's website - Works fine.

    Modem - Installed a drive someone posted in other forum - "Toshiba Software Modem" works fine.

    The two others two dispositives are a mystery.
     
  11. dicktrain

    dicktrain Newbie

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    Have them all courtesy of a kind internet guru. Give me an email address and will send.
     
  12. dicktrain

    dicktrain Newbie

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    Have them all .Give me an email address and will forward.
     
  13. avalien

    avalien Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have Chipoates distro @ http://gca.hopto.org:9090/ - I'm only going to keep this up for a little awhile. 70 meg download and the files have not been tested or known to work - use at your own risk.
     
  14. Padmé

    Padmé NBR Super Pink Princess

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    You are triple posting which is not allowed per forum rules.
     
  15. tietie78

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    help for drivers for a135-2356
     
  16. tietie78

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  17. Frosty Free

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    I sent you a message with my e-mail address.
     
  18. dicktrain

    dicktrain Newbie

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    Got everything working with XP but will not wake up when goes to sleep. Anyone have a clue to this.
     
  19. rahilk

    rahilk Newbie

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    Hi

    Please forward me the link for the A135-S2356 Windows Xp Drivers Link.

    My email id is rahilk@indiatimes.com

    Thanks & Regards

    Rahil
     
  20. rado736

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    thank you and i will see
     

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