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Reformatting the Toshiba Satellite 5005-S504

What key sequence do I use to get this old computer to let me do a reformat and fresh install of the hard drive. I have checked the manual and the online sites and can not find the proper sequence. I did it about 5 years ago and figured it out by accident, but can't remember it now.

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Re: Reformatting the Toshiba Satellite 5005-S504

You did not specify what operating system you are currently using, anyhow, if you are using winxp, configure the bios setting set the cd rom as your 1st boot device and insert the winxp cd to the cd rom then save and exit the. computer will automatically reboot after exit. a message will appear "press any key to boot from cd" you may press a key. you follow correctly instructions or message from the screen then you will succeed. hoping that this will help you. if you have some queries you may send me thru my e-mail.

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I have problem whit Toshiba 5005-S504.My Windows Xp was **** and i try to reinstall but the notebook can't boot from enythink. I try whit standart way by DWD rom but dwd can't read the disk whit...

Hi, you will have to change the boot sequenc.when you turn on watch the screen and you will see very quickly to press F2 or a different key to go into the bios. I think it is on the first screen to change the sequence - Boot from cdrom then hard drive.
Then insert your dvd and install, if you need more help, please ask.

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I have a toshiba 5005-s504 satellite.. I tried all the buttons I need to boot from cd for a fresh install but i cant find out how to get to the bios

When you first boot up, the keys you need to hit for BIOS should appear at the top or the bottom of the screen.
I'd try F2.
Although it sounds rather silly, if I don't know the key to press to get into setup, when I start the computer, I push all the special function keys rapidly, hoping to catch the one that works. And that works.

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Unfortunately , you are going to have to call Toshiba.
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Toshiba Satellite 5005-S504; boot from USB? Reformat HD w/o CD-ROM?

First these laptops are what is called "Legacy Free", meaning there is no BIOS, at all, ever, for all time, not gonna be there.

Second, the Floppy option is referring to any supported USB Floppy drive. If you have one great, if not this will be more difficult.

NOTE**** - If at any point you do not know what I'm referring to, please do not attempt this, you will likely render your HDD useless.

If you have the Floppy on USB, then you will need the XP setup on Floppy Disk and there are alot of disks, and from my own experience so far, No, a USB flash drive will not work, I even tried an emulator which formatted it as a floppy disk.

If you do not have a floppy, then you will need to remove the harddrive and connect it via an external USB drive cage to another pc, create two partitions, one for your OEM OS disc, the other for the installation. Obviously your OEM OS Disc is not all that large, only partition what it needs, and make sure you make it a bootable partition. For XP you will also need the SATA drivers for the hard drive as XP does not have them included in the setup disc. If you do not have these, you will need to find them or just stop here, because you can go no further.

This is one of the biggest drawbacks of a "Legacy Free" system, you cannot change the SATA operation in BIOS like most other pc's. The system configuration is done through a windows utility from Toshiba.

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