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Installing drivers after reformating hard drive

I do not have the application disk/recovery (cd) of Toshiba. I reformatted my hard drive and installed windows xp. My device manager indicates I am missing several drivers and I cannot get on line wirelessly, what do I do?

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Re: installing drivers after reformating hard drive

Well, can you use the system you wrote this post on to access Toshiba's support site, download the drivers for the M35, and tranfer them via flash drive or cd or usb? That would be best, given the information at hand. You don't have to use the actual system in question to download drivers. Good luck

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Using Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility from the recovery partition
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You can select restoring the entire hard disk drive to the factory default state, or restoring only the C: drive -- without affecting other partitions (for example, a D: drive) -- or changing the size allocated to your C: drive, and then restore it.
To recover your hard disk drive from a system failure using the utilities stored on your computers HDD, follow these steps:
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Restoring a hard disk drive to its factory default state deletes all partitions on the hard disk drive and all data stored on those partitions. All of your files and information will be lost! Be sure to back up all important files first.
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Hard Disk Drive Recovery using Recovery CDs or DVDs
You may also wish to to run the Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility from Recovery CDs or DVDs that you have created.

Insert the first Recovery CD or DVD into your CD/DVD drive, and turn on the computer. Once the computer is running, the TOSHIBA HDD Recovery Utility screen will appear, presenting the same three options above. Again Press 1 to
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The TOSHIBA Application Installer allows you to reinstall the drivers and applications that were originally bundled with your computer.
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