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Operating system installation error

I have a Toshiba Sattellite A60 laptop it has a crashed harddisk.
As I put the restore cd it runs and ask for a restart only to tell me files are missing please reinstall.
What must I do next?

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First stop would be get hold of a copy of spinrite from www.grc.com this may resolve your hard disk problem without an install/re-install.

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Instead of adding the restore cd put the operating system cd & load the OS ..........but proir see that you have the backup of all of your documnet...........IF you have c/d/e drive then go directly to load the OS...........

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