i very much appreciated your prompt response regarding the disk 2 for satellite A60.
I just found out my DVD-ROM was damaged. I used a removeable DVD-ROM to install window system by setting up 'boot from CD-ROM'.however, this USB removeable DVD-ROM was not accepted by the computer. my computer only acknowledge its own DVD-ROM, so after a few seconds it displayed ' not booting from CD-ROM..'.
in this case, if my DVD-ROM is broken, how could i install a window XP OS. previosly, i used recovery disk 1 to recover, so the old OS was completely gone. i got no idea how to deal with it. toshiba DVD was broken, removable DVD was not acceptable, missing OS, gosh!.
any suggestions? nobody is working during this new year time.
Find a technician who can do it for you - or if you are conversant with computers you get an eternal dvd rom Drive and use it. Have you tried the floppy drive if your computer has any? or the flash disk?
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System: Toshiba satellite E205-S1904 Pre-Installed O/S: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition
To resolve this problem, remove the affected filter drivers. To do this, follow these steps:
, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then click regedit in the Programs list.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.
Locate, and then click the following registry subkey:
There can be many instances of the registry subkey that is mentioned in
step 2. You must make sure that you are in the appropriate registry
subkey before modifying the UpperFilters and the LowerFilters values. To
verify that you are in the appropriate registry subkey, make sure that
the Default data value is DVD/CD-ROM and the Class data value is CDROM.
In the right pane, if you have UpperFilters, right-click UpperFilters, and then click Delete.
Click Yes to confirm the removal of the UpperFilters registry entry.
In the right pane, if you have LowerFilters, right-click LowerFilters, and then click Delete.
Click Yes to confirm the removal of the LowerFilters registry entry.
Exit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.
Hi, these are instruction to perform the System Restore; follow them carefully!You will need Disks (CD or DVD); only if you needed to Backup System Files, before restoring thesystem; in which you may be (prompt) to do so. So have available beforehand, at least 7ea, of (DVD-R), or (DVD+R), or (DVD+RW) @ 4.7 GBready! *Note: It is important to make, Recovery Disks for the Computer as well, in the event of system failure! *System Restore: 1. Go, to: Control Panel2. Click, on: System and Maintenance3. Click, on: Backup and Restore Center 4. In the (left) Tasksarea, click on Repair Windows using System Restore5. Windows may take up to 5Mins, to Setup a Restore Point; be patience!6. The restore Wizard 7. Use (Recommended) Restore Point. Be patience! your Computer will Shutdown, and Restart.*Note:Once the computer returns to Windows Desktop, do not perform any tasks, for at least (45 min) the System Restore is still running! *Conclusion: "Message successfully restored, or failed to complete restore? Follow “promptmessage,” for further recommendations." "Helpful Ratings Feedback is appreciated,thanks paul7of9”
If you know how to boot the computer into bios look for the boot section and check to see if the cd rom is there if not change the settings to show a cd rom and than save and reboot but i think you may have damaged the cd rom when you forced it open these are pretty delicate devices , force should never be used .
best regards mike
check your device manager for dvd drive .chekc it is found or not.
open your dvd lock in right side of laptop.then reattach it.
also go to bois setup and give first boot option to dvd.then if u have bootable disk then try to boot with dvd.
then if u boot the sys then your dvd working properly.
then your os driver problem try to uninstall driver and rstart sys.
You have to order replacement disks from Toshiba - probably about $30 for a set.
If you are getting errors with installing just plain XP, you probably have a hardware problem - Probably a bad hard drive or stick or RAM. Try pulling one stick out (if you have 2) and reinstalling XP.
You can get hard drive testing software here: http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/download.htm
Get the ISO download on that page. If you need to know how to burn the ISO to CD properly look here:
We can only assume that because the cd drive operates then the motherboard is operating in part, although, the southbridge chip may be damaged, as the northbridge works memory etc.
Maybe it is that the processor is fried as there is no fan and the system then shuts down.
Toshiba are probably half way there with the answer, unless; they investigated further and decided it was not the processor but the motherboard.