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Cannot install second disk of the vista premium recovery set that was installed by the toshiba manf. i can install other os vista basic/winxp pro i was informed by toshiba tech support previous to this that it may be a ram issue. any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Do what i am preparing to do. take the unit. put it in a microwave and nuke this thing. smash it to pieces with a hammer then go out and buy another computer

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they are telling u wrong thing how can it be ram if u are able to load other vista basic /xp ram doent know which OS u are loading this is un acceptable

try this to restore ur OS without disk if ur OS came pre loaded with ur machine

BEFORE TURNING ON THE LAPTOP, press and hold the 0 (zero) button on the keyboard, then turn on the computer while holding the 0 (zero) button down. When the Toshiba logo screen appears, you can release the 0 key.


pls tell me the results if it helps or not and pls rate me FIXYA if u like

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