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.
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If the Notebook cannot find the device driver it is looking for then use this restore disk for an easy solution.
WINDOWS IS NOT ON THIS RESTORE DISK
This restore disk will only work for use with Toshiba Qosmio F30-112. This restore disk contains every driver for the Toshiba Qosmio F30-112.
hello, the drivers can be downloaded from the same place which is toshiba website. Now I personally have used an english key to install a spanish version of windows xp. I dont know if this would be the case with your version.
That model Toshiba does not come with a recovery CD, does not have a restore partition, and does not allow you to creat a recovery disc when working normally, so unfortunatly you have 2 choices.
1. Call Toshiba and try to get them to mail you a recovery disk, if they have any they will likely charge you for the disk + shipping.
2. Reinstall windows manually using a clean install, you can use any OEM windows disk as long as it is the same version as your windows product key on the bottom of the laptop (i.e XP Home/XP PRO/ XP MCE/ or VISTA - all vista disks are basically the same and have all 3 versions on them)
Make sure you have backups of the drivers for your network adapter and other hardware before doing a clean install.
You should be able to do a SYSTEM RESTORE to a point before the XP Pro installation.
Start the machine and start tapping the F8 key until the boot menu is displayed. Use the arrow keys to highlight SAFE MODE and press enter. If you are given a menu to choose which Windows to boot into, choose the Home edition. Windows will load with the minimum drivers. Your screen display will be 640 X 480 and the icons will be large. You will eventually see a window advising you that you are in safe mode, click OK or NO. Click NO. That should open The System Restore function. Choose to restore the system to an earlier date. A calendar with be displayed. The BOLD dates are the ones that you can restore to. Choose a date that was before the date you tried to install XP Pro. Follow the prompts and the restore process will run and reboot your computer. Following the reboot, the installation will complete and Windows will open.
If you have installed a service packs or updates after the restore date you will need to install them again.
Good Luck! and please let me know how this works out for you.
Loading XP back on isn't the problem, it will be the chipset drivers that you will need for your onboard graphics, sound etc... before you format and load XP back onto your laptop contact Toshiba for the chipset drivers for your laptop.
If XP is causing you problems, why no repair the verison you already have on there? If you put the XP disk in when given the choice to press enter to install or 'R' for repair. Press R. It will replace any corrupted files to your system with new ones.