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When I turn on my laptop it says "Insert system disk in drive Press any key when ready" It is on the command prompt and wont even start up to windows it will stay on that command promp..Help..


it is a Toshiba PAS259U-C  i couldnt find it on the product list so i just picked something

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Re: Problem with Toshiba

Just buy new hdd sir or check the cable or jumper

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I need to reset my laptop

Hello, here are the steps to resetting your computer.

Reinstall Windows from a Disk

1 Turn on your Toshiba Satellite. Insert your recovery disk or the original Windows operating system DVD

into the Satellite's CD/DVD drive. Turn off the computer.

2 Turn on the Toshiba Satellite. In the first few seconds while it is starting up, press and hold the F12 key on your keyboard to access the Boot Menu. (Note: Some Toshiba models may tell you to press "C" to boot

from the CD-ROM). The screen will display boot for this boot up session only.

3 Use the arrow keys to navigate. Select the CD-ROM/DVD drive to highlight it. Press "Enter." Be aware that this setting is for this session only; it is not a permanent change.

4 Allow the computer to start up. Follow the onscreen instructions for reinstalling the operating system from the disk.

Reinstall from a Recovery Partition

1 Boot up the Toshiba Satellite. In the first few seconds while it is starting up, press and hold the F8 key. This will begin the "Advanced Boot Options" menu.

2 Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to navigate the menu. Move the keys to select "Repair Your Computer." Press "Enter."

3 Select your language and keyboard; click "Next."

4 Select your Windows user name from the drop-down menu. Enter your password if required. Click "OK." This will begin the "System Recovery Options" menu.

5 Select the Toshiba Recovery Wizard and follow the onscreen instructions. The Toshiba Recovery Wizard will delete all existing data on the hard drive and reinstall Windows.

Hope this helps!

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My hard drive burnt out. The hard drive test says failed and the operating system won't boot. I placed a leftover hard drive from my Playstation 3 into the laptop and now it says no operating system found....

Try the recovery console from a windows xp recovery/install disk:
To run the Recovery Console from the Windows XP startup disks or the Windows XP CD-ROM, follow these steps:
1.Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.
Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted.
2.When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
3.Select the operating system you want to repair (you may have only one option).
4.When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
5.At the command prompt, type the appropriate commands to diagnose and repair your Windows XP installation. From here I would try "chkdsk /r" and "fixboot"
For a list of commands that are available in Recovery Console, type recovery console commands or help at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.
For information about a specific command, type help commandname at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.
6.To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.
Once you've done this restart the computer and see if it boots up.

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My t43 won't start up windows. Freezes on ibm logo screen

People need to understand that you can't even get to the windows bootup if it freezes at this screen. Honestly if you have never dealt with this SPECIFIC issue then please don't answer. From what I have seen so far, you need to remove the HDD, reboot, enter the BIOS, reset it to optimal config, power off, reseat your HDD, then power back on. Seems to be a issue with the HDD itself. I had 6 of these laptops with the same issue and it is hardware based and has NOTHING to do with Windows.

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My toshiba L500 wont boot up when i turn it on it starts to load files then stops and tries to repair the problem but it does not

There are so many reasons boot up; i.e if system files corrupted by virus or hard disk index tables corruption or hdd partions corruption.

So as a initial trouble shooting try to do following things to resolve problem.

Option 1:

1. Power ON your computer and Press F8 key to have Windows boot menu option

2. Select "Safe Mode with Command Prompt" and Press Enter
3. When command prompt loaded then type follwing command and press enter

chkdsk /r c:

(If this command is not working in "safe mode with command prompt" then start computer with Bootable CD and Press "R" key when first time asked. It will open recovery console and type this "chkdsk /r "command again to repair disk.)

This command will scan your hdd and repair disk errors.

Option 2 :

To repair your windows without losing your data.
Start Computer with bootable CD
Press R when it is asked to press.
It will repair windows.
Note : Please read Status Bar and screen messages /nstructions carfully (while Booting computer thru Bootable CD)

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How to install window XP on CQ40 laptop .

check your boot setting first in the cmos/bios of your laptop, look for the boot order from there choose your cd/dvd rom as your first boot device then the hard drive 2nd, you will need to this because in order for you to install xp, when you are done save the setting that you have made then restart the machine, insert your windows installation disc, it will prompt you to press any key to boot from the cd rom, from it will check you system config, then just follow the instruction given to you by the installation process read it carefully then it will be easy as 123, windows will guide you thru the installation process and will ask you for the lincense key, just make sure that you use a genuine copy of window if not you wont be able to register your o.s and you wont get the updates from windows

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I have a toshiba laptop 1996 and it keeps saying insert system disk in drive pree any key when ready

it needs inf from os disk (xp )
so insert your windows disk and press any key.if you do not have a windows disk borrow a friends it doesnt matter whose disk you use as long as you have a valid cd key.

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make sure that there is no cd or floppy disk in the drive and try again

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Buy new hdd sir it is CAPUT;)

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