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My equium ea60-155 needs to be reformated ; can i use xp install

I dont have the original toshiba recovery cd ;what will happen if i use windows xp installation cd / i have windows xp already on my lap top but i need to reformat windows / any information much appreciated, thanks.

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  • nidgemax Nov 12, 2008

    I can't get to my lap top at the moment! but when i can i'll try `R` for repair. Glad you let me know about needing chipset drivers,THANKS.

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Loading XP back on isn't the problem, it will be the chipset drivers that you will need for your onboard graphics, sound etc... before you format and load XP back onto your laptop contact Toshiba for the chipset drivers for your laptop.

If XP is causing you problems, why no repair the verison you already have on there? If you put the XP disk in when given the choice to press enter to install or 'R' for repair. Press R. It will replace any corrupted files to your system with new ones.

I hope this helps.

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