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Yes the CMOS battery needs to be changed. Then you can go into the BIOS and set the Date & Time. The CMOS/BIOS will be set back to the defaults when you remove the CMOS battery and this may fix your problems.
.Thats because your restore cd does not contain the Sata driver. Go to toshiba site and find the sata driver. You will need a floppy drive (a usb one would be good). Burn the driver to a floppy and load it into the drive. Now when you start to install the restore cd at some point near the beginning you will need to tap F6 (it tells you at the bottom of the screen) which tells xp to look at the floppy. It will install the driver and continue installing xp. simples??
Boot the notebook to the BIOS.There must be some tab like a "diagnostics" or "tools". select it using the side arrow.It should allow us to take a hard drive self test.Id it displays an error "no IDE device found",exit the BIOS and turn off the notebook.Perform a hard reset followed by reseating the hard drive.If the issue persists contact the manufacturer.Its an isue with the hard drive connectors