Question about Toshiba Satellite A205-S4617 Notebook

1 Answer

Toshiba Satellite A-205 laptop cannot find operating system.

My toshiba a-205 laptop has "died". I cannot reload operating system from provided recovery cds. I really do not want to take my computer to a repair shop because i am decent at troubleshooting and fixing problems. however I cannot find any instructions on how to go about doing this. Any suggestions?

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 100 times.


    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 167 Answers

"Died" can be a lot of things... I'm a software and hardware engineer and if I spill coffee on my laptop it's going into the trash; might be able to save the Hard Drive, RAM, and CPU. Does the computer even boot? If so, I recommend going to this website and downloading a Live version of Ubuntu and burn it to a CD.

When you boot to it will detect all your hardware and run the Operating System from the CD without any changes to your computer. You can open the "Partition Manager" tool and reformat the drive so your recovery disk might work with a clean NTFS partition.

Posted on Nov 27, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a toshiba 205 and upgraded to windows 7 and are having an issue with my video card driver

Never go up one or two operating systems before researching what drivers are available for your motherboard on their site. Also see if 64 bit drivers are available. Once you find that win 7 is impractical to upgrade to then don't

Oct 24, 2013 | Toshiba Satellite P205-S6287 Notebook PC

1 Answer

How to restore my toshiba a105-s2236 laptop to factory setting with out a disc

If your Toshiba has a Recovery Partition on your disk drive, then you can boot the system and see which function key it says to hit to get into recovery. Some system will have an option to get into recover under the Programs list. Click Start/Programs and see if there is a recovery there. If all fails you will need an Operating System Disc to reload.

Mar 28, 2012 | Toshiba Satellite A105 Notebook

1 Answer

I have TOSHIBA Satellite A 205 LAPTOP.I want to install xp. I started very well. There is step when it says to setup window xp press enter. when i press enter it says the setup did not find any hard disk.I...


This is a familiar issue when the Disc containing your Operating System(OS) is damaged or the OS is corrupt.

You may then need to get another OS in a safe disc to restart your installation.

This should help.


Aug 06, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite A205-S4777 Notebook

1 Answer

I have a new satellite L455D Toshiba running on windows 7. The problem is it cant detect usb drives despite the device manager showing that a usb is plugged in.


Dec 24, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite L455DS5976 Notebook

1 Answer

How do I wipe my laptop hard drive and reload Windows

If you have the Operating System installation CD, when you insert it -- you can reinstall your entire system as it does erases all your personal files etc.

Mar 30, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite P105-S6104 Notebook

4 Answers

Toshiba satellite 1415 S-173 BIOS entry key

Try this...

Toshiba® 335 CDS ESC Toshiba Protege ESC Toshiba Satellite 205 CDS F1 Toshiba Tecra ESC then F1 or F2 Toshiba Notebook [Newer models]
1. Turn on computer by Holding down power button while pressing the ESC key.
The machine will beep, then display:
Check System, then press [F1] key.
2. Release ESC key
3. Press F1 key

Nov 04, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite 1415-S173 Notebook

1 Answer

Touchpad doesn't respond after reloading software....

the touchpad has a setup program that you will need to download from the Toshiba website for your particular model number. When you do a fresh reinstall of the operating system it only uses generic drivers.

Aug 30, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A75-S2112 Notebook

1 Answer

The operating system of my toshiba laptop is in deutsch.

You cannot convert a Deutsch version to an English version. You will have to reload the operating system to accomplish that.

Mar 16, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A100-S8111TD Notebook

1 Answer

Toshiba sat. 205 S5812

Sure, there are several upgrades that can be preformed on your laptop. What would you like to upgrade, harddrive, RAM, optical drive, wireless, or processor?

Feb 12, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A205-S5812 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Toshiba Satellite A205-S4617 Notebook Logo

279 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Toshiba Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18417 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

Are you a Toshiba Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides