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The best option is get a restore disc from Toshiba, I've done this a few times and it is a very easy process. Once you have the disc just boot the laptop with disc inserted and away you go!!.
Look here :- https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/
If you are mentioning about 'formating' your laptop, then you can do it with either a bootable OS disk or the recovery CD that comes with your laptop.
NB: Formating the disk will lose all the data in the drive. So take necessary backup before you proceed.
Boot your laptop with the CD inserted. Make sure CD ROM is listed first in the boot option menu in BIOS.
Boot from the CD and format and start installing the OS again.
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First, try windows diagnostic. Depress F8 button before the pc boots to windows and select Restore to best known...If nothing happens, try booting to Safe Mode. If it works ok in that mode then you need to reformat your drive. Make sure you use the Restore cd otherwise some or all the features like sound, VGA, etc will not work. When the Restore disk is through, it will prompt for the OS. Simply insert it into the drive's tray and follow the instruction on the screen. Good luck
with toshiba, they used to have a partition (i think it was M ) where all the recovery can happen. you can trigger the recovery when the first boot the system and still in black screen , watch closely, itmight ask you to puch F10 or F11, for that option. once you reboot it u know what am talking about.
You can restore your laptop using a regular windows cd, formatting the disk and reinstalling the OS again. After that all the devices which the drivers are not included on the windows CD like for example; network, sound, video, you can download them from the manufacturer website and complete in this way the process to restore your laptop to zero.
you should be able to boot to that disk and begin the reinstall process. just put the disk in, reboot, and watch the boot process to give you a prompt similar to "press any key to boot from CD..."
That should start you install.