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How to use recovery dvd

Hi my dad bought this laptop with no operating system but it came with the original system recovery dvd. We have a copy of windows 98 with keycode that we want to use for the windows operating system. Can this be done. If so can you give me directions. The main problem is that we have tried to use the recovery dvd but the laptop keeps shutting down about every 5 - 10 minutes we restart which the recovery says it is continuing. What am I doing wrong....please help!!!

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  • Shananjoe Oct 11, 2008

    the model is an a75 s229 and dad has a windows xp cd...any other information needed.

  • Shananjoe Oct 13, 2008

    thank you so much we successfully finally got xp installed and it looks like everything is working great.



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If you could give the model number of the laptop, it would help better understand the problem.
If the laptops hardware is not build to support windows 98 you might not be able to install. The windows 98 cd that you are using , is it reatail copy,or did you get the cd with some old computer.


Posted on Oct 11, 2008

  • Mandeep  Singh
    Mandeep Singh Oct 12, 2008


    This particluar model of system from toshiba , will not install windows 98 , it would have to be installed with windows xp professional or windows xp media centre. If the system is shutting down during the process of installing , there could be a bad memory module (RAM ) in the system.

    Try installing windows xp on it.

    The rest of the software ie drivers for the devices in the system can be downloaded from the following website:

    The resource guide for the sytem can be downloaded from



  • Mandeep  Singh
    Mandeep Singh Oct 13, 2008


    Thanks for the comments , kindly rate the solution as Fixya



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