My computer is running very slow and is acting strange. I have the original recovery disc with it (there is no windows disc) But when I run the recovery disc, nothing happens, there is no exe. file and the disc doesn't run automatically. Is there something I'm soing wrong.. Thanks X
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if you used the recovery disc for your model the drivers could have been installed already. Now, you need to manually install it. If you don't have the driver disc then u can download it from Toshiba's website. Just look for your specific model. I still recommend to reinstall using the recovery disc. hope this helps u
It is not clear what you mean by restore here... do you want to salvage you r personal data on laptop or just want to restore the OS... which you said you have installed XP. the copied recovery disc may not be booting for various reasons... 1.not set to boot fromcd drive in bios settings. 2. cd copy was not cd to cd copy or it was not made bootable. maybe you just copied the data of the friends recovery disc.
If you do not have a recovery partition, you will need to have some sort of bootable disc with an operating system on it. The reasoning behind this is that your computer cannot format a hard-drive it is currently running off of unless the hard-drive is partitioned and your OS is running on a partition that is not being formatted. I would recommend either getting windows recovery disks, or a copy of Ubuntu or such free Linux distributions for this action. After your Laptop is formatted it will have no Operating system and will not work until one is installed on it.
Loading XP back on isn't the problem, it will be the chipset drivers that you will need for your onboard graphics, sound etc... before you format and load XP back onto your laptop contact Toshiba for the chipset drivers for your laptop.
If XP is causing you problems, why no repair the verison you already have on there? If you put the XP disk in when given the choice to press enter to install or 'R' for repair. Press R. It will replace any corrupted files to your system with new ones.
Toshiba Factory Reset
This link shows you how to use the partition
basically as the PC boots TAP F8 key - from the menu that appears
choose "repair your computer"
If that option is NOT available then you will need to Order CDs from Toshiba -