I have a toshiba Satellite 4600 and I formated the harddrive. I tried to reboot it with a Windows XP Cd Rom and it did not work. So i tried a windows 98 SE floppy disc and it booted up to A drive but now wont read the Cd Rom. Can you help me get my laptop going or tell me how.?
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Re: reload xp on laptop
Bpaul76, And, a good evening to you! First thing to do is to go into safe start up and make sure that you change drive priorities to show the cd ROM is assigned the first device to read from. All should be well, from that point on.
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Best possible solution put back your 40GB and try to get an external casing for your 320GB to see if it works.And try windows on NTFS instead of FPTS, so reformat your 320GB and install the Windows XP again.
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Before you attempt it, make a couple of changes in the BIOS to hopefully work around a few problems that might crop up. At reboot, tap the F2 key to enter setup that will allow you to make a change in the BIOS. Disable caching module before you change the drive sata settings. Set the hard drive to "ATA compatible."
you have to use a standard windows start up disk with cd rom support like win 98 works well so the computer will recognize a older version then insert it and boot the computer with the operating system that u want to install but be advised if you have a warranty on the machine you will void the waranty i found out the hard way i had xp on my toshiba laptop and i put windows me on it couple of months later i had a cd rom issue and sent it to the manufacture and found out that the waranty was voided because i put a different operating system on the machine
On boot go into your BIOS and set your CD/DVD ROM drive to first in the boot order options, then with the CD/DVD in the drive reboot your computer and wait for a prompt to "Press any key to boot to this CD" and do so (you'll only have a couple of seconds so be ready or reboot again) and you then will be taken through the loading of files until you get to your partition/install screen options, where you'll delete the partition that your OS is on, then create a new one and then format that partition and install XP on it.
Hi, you need to switch on the laptop and press DEL or F2 to enter the bios, once in the bios you need to change the boot device to cdrom first, usually in the advanced option, save it, make sure the Xp cd is in the drive and it will boot from the cd.