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You maybe able to borrow one from a friend. You will need the product installation code and it is on the Windows label that is attached to the bottom of the laptop.

Posted on Dec 11, 2012

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How to restore original windows on a toshiba satellite a105-s4184


I have toshiba laptop satalite with 2 operation windows 2000 and HP windows running thus slowing the system down consiradably. Idealy would like to delete the windows 2000 professinal. Please help

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Says windows root>\system32\hal.dll. is missing or corrupt, can't use laptop Please advise, regards Jason


some system on your windows has corrupted, it caused by a virus or bad disk
you need to restore your system to fix this issue
if your laptop build in windows xp and you have a restore disk just follow these steps
1. turn on your notebook
2.quickly press ctr and f11 simultaneously
3. click restore when "Dell PC restore" message appears
4.click confirm (it means you will lost all data in drive which contains your old operation system)
5.wait and click finish when the process of restore finish
if your laptop build in windows vista you can follow these steps
1. turn on your laptop
2. quickly press f8
3. when "Advance Boot Menu" message appears just click repair
4. select language and click next
5. log in and click ok
6. click dell factory restore and click next
7. click yes on the box "format hard drive and restore the system"
8. when the process finish click finish
if you don't have a restore disk build in your laptop you need a windows cd installer to reinstall your os

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My loptop is windows xp home eidition,,,but i can't make orginal,,how can i make orginal it? ples aseas me


You will either have the 'restore' disk or it'll be on a partition of it's own.

Insert disk and boot it up. Follow on-screen instructions.

Or go to menu from XP and look for 'restore' option and use that.

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How do I format C drive with windows 7 on it I want to put windows XP on


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to formate C drive and re install windows XP

1 put widows XP CD in to your CD drive
2 restart your PC
3 it will boot your CD just put Enter
4 if not then selact boot option by presing F12 0r F2
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MY LAPTOP IS ACER ASPIRE 5315/2492 WINDOWS


it seems u have done every try.So now i recommend u too backup ur necessary files and install a fresh copy of windows via cd.
I recommend u to use xp or windows 7.

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I want to restore my a25-3072 laptop back to factory specs.


ok first things first I believe you mean "XP tablet edition" instead of "Desktop Management Interface"
  • A Tablet edition just means laptop version of and operating system. Laptops need different operating systems, than desktops, to function correctly.
Second even if you are using a Tablet edition of XP you can't use it from another computer.
  • When ever you use a restore disk specifically designed for another computer you will get the error message you described.
  • You will need to find the original restore disk for that laptop, or you will need to find a new Tablet version of Windows XP.
Once you install a new version you should stop getting that error message. But it has to be brand new. Please rate me I want to know if I was of any help.

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Are certain restore disks interchangeable?


Unfortunately you cant use a vista restore disk for a XP operating system.

You could install vista on it and then use XP compatibility mode for whatever programs you want to run. Simply right click on the program and select the compatability tab..change to XP.

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My windows xp did not pass genuine license


If you just reinstalled xp and used a OEM disk to do it instead of the restore disk that came with the laptop Microsoft WILL NOT accept it as a genuine copy if windows since you "stole it" since you did not use the branded version of windows that came with your laptop. They changed this policy a couple of years back and is a major pain.

If thats what you did you will need to buy a restore disk from the manufacturers website.

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