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Toshiba A60, Won't Load Windows XP.


I bought a used Toshiba A60 pro and tried installing Windows Xp using the Toshiba Restore Disk.
The Disk seems to work because the installation progress bar shows and completes, but after restarting the Notebook so that l go into the final installation in Windows the laptop just freezes.

This has been the same with several Hard-drives l have tried to use, thinking that it could be something wrong with my HDD.

Thanking you in advance..

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Re: Toshiba A60, Won't Load Windows XP.

Did you try with diferent memory ram may be that is your problem because the memory can not prosses all the data to download windows

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