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Toshiba bios not starting

Toshiba bios not startin. i am trying to install a new operating sistem but i cannot enter the bios to set the primary boot device on the toshiba laptop...if I hit F2 it looks like it's trying to enter the bios but i waited 15 min. and it stood doing nothing. I tried other keys but not a chance.i tryed installing the new OP directly from windows but it sais that "no valid system partitions were found. setup is unable to continue" when i try to format any partition on my hard drive from start\run\cmd the command i type is "format C:\" or "format D:\" but it says invalid drive specifications.
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  • nebunel Jun 15, 2009

    how do I update the bios? my DVD rom it's on usb..i have no floppy...the intern dvd rom is not working...

  • nebunel Jun 15, 2009

    is this link goot for my toshiba? it's kind of old

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Download partition manager it`s free
http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm
and you can format,create ,resize etc your partitions...
BACKUP ALL DATA BEFORE MESSING WITH PARTITIONS!!!
update bios first just make sure it`s right model number(read instructions)

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