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Toshiba L2 Series Notebook

I need to format my Toshiba L2 Series notebook. I have all of my disk, i.e., operating system and software. But I don't have any Toshiba drivers and I don't seem to be able to find one place where I can get the drivers (not knowing exactly what is needed). Can you guide me on the steps to wipe and restore the computer? Is there one place I can got to get all the drivers; in what order do I install the software? If I wipe the computer how will it know how to boot back up? I'm comfortable with software installs, I just need some help on the order and obtaining drivers. (The laptop was a gift after my son completed a class and was offered an opportunity to purchase the computer at a very reduced rate.) Thanks for you assistance. My email address is

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You should be able to go to this website:
and download the specific drivers for your laptop.

The drivers that you'll typically need are your network card, video card, and sound/audio card.

Assuming that you have Windows XP home, here is a link that explains how to do a reinstall.
Scroll down about halfway to where it says "Steps to XP clean install"

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