My toshiba 490xcdt says I need 200mb to run properly, a friend gave me the lap top and I would like to wipe it clean and start again can I do this , how can I increase the memory as it has 256 as standard
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Re: Not enough space
You could wipe it clean as long as you have a windows installation disc to re install but you may have to back up any drivers and save to an external device incase the drivers are unavailable as a download.
The problem with this unit is that there is only a 3.8GB hard disk drive and win XP will take atleast 2GB and still not leave much room for programmes to be installed.
I would think you were at the maximum amount of memory as normally 160mb is the max, so unless you have a copy of windows 98SE which doesn't take up as much hard drive space, i would just uninstall any programmes from the laptop you don't use and try to gain space that way.
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--Clean the disk space.. --Stop auto starting programs.Click Start > Run and type "msconfig" at the prompt. Click the Startup tab and look at all that junk that loads when you launch your PC. --Clean up the registry. --Upgrade RAM. --Reinstall Windows. If the above tricks haven't helped, it may be time to wipe the slate clean and start again, reformatting your hard drive, reinstalling your applications, and restoring your data files from a backup. --Upgrade your hard drive. This is a more complicated solution, but if you're reinstalling Windows (per the prior tip) you might consider upgrading to a bigger and possibly faster hard drive, too.
Thats because your lap top needs to be reebooted in a format to reconfigur itself unfortunatly its not doing that please! do an early system restore to when it was working and save those settings for the next time this happens ok! and save all your current files just in case you need to wipe your whole drive to origibal settings ok!
Soft Reset 1. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button on the top of the unit until a red slider appears 2. Drag the slider on the screen 3. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the apple logo appears.
Hard Reset Press and hold both the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button for about ten seconds, until the Apple logo appears.
if your asking to install XP on top of vista.. if you do not like vista, then ur listening to your friends who have no idea what their talking about because its awesome and when windows 7 comes out youll be stunned...this is verry easy if you have XP disc ready, restart your computer you need to wipe ur hard drive to get rid of the old operating system, first save any thing you want thus wiping hard drive saves nothing.... techniquly its still there but ya....put in disc of XP and run the disc to install XP,. ACTIVATE IT AND WALA
I'm sorry, but are you saying the cd won't run, or the cd is saying that you can't use aapt? Please clarify.
Toshibas have a manual on/off switch for their wireless module also,which will of course need to be in the "on" position to work.
Let me know please.
Make sure you plug in power adapter. Since its second hand, the battery might not be functioning and maintaining a charge. If this is not the problem, then you could check the RAM. See if it has 2 modules, so that you could try each individually. If only one, then you might need to borrow an exact type to try to see if that is the problem.