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System recovery cds

I want to use my system recovery cds for 2415 s205, yet my computer fails to recognize them. I hold down the c key while starting up the computer, and the computer starts to read the cds but is stopped, and then proceeds to the windows xp startup. I know that there is no problem with the cds because they are recognized by another toshiba laptop of a different model (identified through a wrong machine error). And likewise, the faulty s205 laptop can recognize other recovery cds through the wrong machine message, but it just won't read its own recovery cds. I've tried system restore, but that won't work either. I have recently been infected by some Outerinfo adware, and some Think Adz adware, but I can't seem to pinpoint a virus or spyware program that might be the cause. Please help!

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I think the peoblem is that you need to set the cdrom as first boot device, go into bios (F2 or Del on boot up) and enter advanced cmos settings and you will find that the HDD (Hard disk) is set as first boot device, change this with up/down keys or + - keys to cdrom as first boot device. save settings and exit for a restart with cd in drive.

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Just need repair manual for Toshiba Satellite 2415-s205 ? Any leads?

Download it for free here. Just click on the download the manual tab.

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Is it possible to have a wireless internet card installed on my Satellite 2415-s205 or any external device I could use instead?

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What is the drive type used in the Toshiba 2415 S205 laptop?

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Where can i get satellite 2415-s205 recovery cd free download?


Please see this link to download the recovery cd for Satellite 2415-S205---

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How to access the recovery console from startup

1. Insert the installation disc.
2. Restart your computer.
Click the Start button , and click Restart.
3. If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc.

Note:If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check the information that came with your computer. Just tap F12 while booting to force boot from cd or You may need to change your computer's BIOS settings to boot from cd. 4. Choose your language settings, and then click Next.
5. Click Repair your computer.
6. Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
On the System Recovery Options menu, click a tool to open it.

If your computer has preinstalled recovery options:
1. Remove all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then restart your computer.
Click the Start button , and click Restart.
2. Do one of the following:
• If your computer has a single operating system installed, press and hold the F8 key as your computer restarts. You need to press F8 before the Windows logo appears. If the Windows logo appears, you will need to try again by waiting until the Windows logon prompt appears, and then shutting down and restarting your computer.
• If your computer has more than one operating system, use the arrow keys to highlight the operating system you want to repair, and then press and hold F8.
3. On the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow keys to highlight Repair your computer, and then press ENTER. (If Repair your computer is not listed as an option, then your computer does not include the System Recovery Options menu as a preinstalled recovery option.)
4. Select a keyboard layout, and then click Next.
5. Select a user name and enter the password, and then click OK.
6. On the System Recovery Options menu, click a tool to open it.
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I have had this happen to me too, and found no other way to resolve this other than just reformat the hdd and reinstall the OS. If you search further, you might be able to find a simpler fix; but if not, reinstalling your Operating System will definitely fix your issue.

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More details would help. Assuming that no wireless card is detected then is it turned on by a switch or a keystroke combination (eg <Fn>+<F2>?

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