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Toshiba 5000 laptop

Had 234 viruses used product recovery discs the laptop says disc read erorr cant do anything with it now, says contol,alt, delete to restart still nothing

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  • jmccabe80 Jan 27, 2009

    how do you reformat the hard drive i have a black screen, and only the recovery discs?

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From the above it appears as if you attempted to reinstall the operating system using the recovery discs. Given this you should attemtp this again and make sure that you re-format your harddrive before installing the Operating System again. If you are installing xp again the following link will walk you through the steps.
Basically boot from the cd and re-install windows making sure to delete the existing partition step 5 is critical.

http://lifehacker.com/software/windows/geek-to-live-how-to-format-your-hard-drive-and-install-windows-xp-from-scratch-157578.php

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