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I have a CD-RW that has files on it currently but it was originally written using a computer installed with windows xp which mapped it to a CD-MRW and will not allow me to reformat

Please advise if there is a way to do a full blank format on this without purchasing software in order to do it

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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.

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if this problem apperared then how much time spent you by use your cd/dvd rw i give you one suggest if you have cd writer+dvd rom then buy a dvd writer it can works or if you have already a dvd writer then check your region settings for check region settings go to my computer properties and after open properties. Go to Hardware then go to device manager and then go to properties of your drive then select the nation where you live then try it can work i think

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