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I have a Toshiba laptop and in the last 3 months have had to have 2 harddrives put in.the last time they could not find my start up disk.So now what can I do?

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Try to disconnect the non-system HDD (The HDD without Operating System). If that's not fix your problem then you need to reinstall the OS. And if you couldn't access the HDD, I thought that might be the hardware (HDD) problem (damage HDD), try to low format as well.

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Want to reformat satellite l305d-s5943 back to factory settings but have no disk.

Toshiba puts a recovery partition on the hard drive.Here is how to access it to return it back to factory settings.
1.Turn the PC on and hit the F8 key repeatedly until the Advanced Boot Option Screen appears.
2.Click "Repair Your Computer" if you are not already on it and then press ENTER
3.choose your country and click OK
4. On the "System Recovery Options Screen" click "Restore Application" which is the last option.
5.Follow the on-screen instructions
6.When prompted, click on "Full Factory Recovery"
8.. Click "Yes" will notice for a while it seems like nothing is happening, give it some time.
10. After some minutes, recovery will complete and you click "Finish"
If you have replaced the harddrive you may still be able to get a disk from toshiba HERE

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Hi ... hey how do you run a xp disk i mean make it boot from my dvd drive i just switch the harddrive cause the other broke it a toshiba m2v trece

Put the disk in the cd/dvdrom start the computer and push F11 and pick the cdrom if it goes to windows boot screen start over

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My toshiba L670 Satelite is very very slow, i want to reformat, but if I do how do i get windows 7 back. I dont have a disk because it came installed when i purchased the toshiba. thankyou

Look for a recovery media creator in windows, it's usually under a toshiba folder in the start menu sometimes you have to poke around for it.
You can also do it without the discs because you have a recovery partition on your computer but it is nice to have the discs just in case. When you boot the computer keep hitting the f7 key and this will take you into the recovery manager where you can reinstall windows.

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I have a Toshiba-M35X-S163 lapyop which worked fine for years, now when I try to boot up, the hdd light comes on, the fan turns on, but after 2-3 seconds, the computer shuts down. The battery, power supply...

Hi having hard time with your Toshiba laptop conserning your HD.
let me help you.... First wile you turn on your laptop press and old F8 Key then on the screen choose safe mode that will start your laptop on safe mode., to perform a disk cleanup... Also check your bios battery see if it dead.. again you re start your laptop this time you press and hold F1 or F2 key that bring you on the bios of your laptop., now look carefully in your bios .. press on default setup that will reset your bios for now.. then restart your laptop
then at the begining it will ask you wich mode you want ...then chose last good start.. If that solution dont work ..Then you may have to re install your windows again in your laptop, due to missing file in your startup windows., To install a new window,, again.. insert a valid windows with a serial key into your laptop.. wile your start your laptop press and hold F12 then wait for instruction...
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I open my toshiba satelite but the windows starter set up does not work and only a hypen on the upper left corner appears every time i open it.

Try to boot and at start up press f-10 this should boot to a list of start up options if you have not tryed this boot to last good known confiruration, this will take you to the last place your computer was running before it crashed .the hypen or cursor may indicate the harddrive has crashed and you may need to reinstall the os Good luck

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I cannot find my XP disks and I am not sure my laptop came with installation disks. I want to reformat my laptop is there a way I can do that without the disks?

To reformat is to wipe everything off of your computer's harddrive. If you do not have the Recovery Disks, or an Installation Disk, you will be sitting there with a blank harddrive, and no operational computer.

I just wanted to explain that.

Most people want to restore their computer to what it was like from Day 1, when it came from the factory. For your Toshiba this is, "Recovering the original factory image"

Before you start, you may want to save any documents you have, in your My Documents folder. (My Pictures, My Music, My Video, Documents)
Burn your personal documents off to a CD, or DVD disk.
AFTER you restore back to the original factory image, they WON'T be there anymore.

Your Toshiba has a recovery partition on the harddrive.
Most computers do not have the Recovery Disks sent with them.
Saves the computer manufacturer money. They found that most users do not use the Recovery Disks, and would rather use a repair shop.

They also put the Recovery Partition on the harddrive. Plus the user is asked if they want to make a backup, (Recovery Disk), when they receive the laptop, and start it for the first time.
Problem is you are only asked once.

To recover back to the original factory image:
1.Laptop off. Press and hold down the 0 (Zero) key. Press the Power On button.

2.The Toshiba Recovery Wizard screen should appear.

3.Click on the empty circle to the left of -> Recovery of Factory Default Software.
(DO NOT click on Erase the Hard Disk!)
Click on Next

4.Click the circle for -> Recover to out-of-box-state
Click on Next

5.You'll see a warning message, "All data will be lost during the recovery process"

That's the data, (Information), you have in your My Documents folder, plus any programs you downloaded, or installed.
If they weren't there when the laptop came from the factory, they will be gone.
You know this, it's okay.

You are recovering, (Restoring), your laptop back to what it was like when it came from the factory.

Click on Next. This will start the recovery process. When it is finished a message will come up, and state that the HDD has been recovered. (HarDDrive)

Press on any key. You are finished.

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flashing three times means something physically wrong with ur laptop. could be fault with ur power supply, Hard drive or ram. 
- with the battery, plug in ur power supply and check if ur LED is glowing and the laptop is charging well.
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- reset the RAM and the Hard drive, [ for this take out the ram and Hard drive and put them back again].
if still the problem persists, take it to repair. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- u dont have to worry bout the backup in ur laptop. a simple solution would be to get a 2.5 inch hard drive enclosure, install ur harddrive into that, connect it to a different computer and back it up!, but be sure what type of Harddrive u have , is it a IDE harddrive or a SATA harddrive. 
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You have a corrupt registry.
You can do a Windows repair (the easy way to solve this)
Or, you can do it the hard way.
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