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You will need a replacement Operating System disk there is no way around this. You may have to purchase one if the factory does not have the original disks that came with your laptop. In any event your going to have to get one either a factory one which you say you cannot get or you can use a Windows disk XP or Win 7 I would avoid Vista at all possible. Once you have a disk to install the software you are going to have to boot from DVD or CD drive first boot place the disk in the drive and start the computer. Follow the onscreen instructions. Format the drive Windows will have that option and away you go. I would suggest Win 7 if you computer has enough memory or a large enough drive or CPU speed to handle the load. Use XP if it does not have the resources. That is about it. John
Not sure what you have done so far. You need to divide your hard drive into two sections. Install XP first on to one section. Then use a program to manage your computer start up, the one I use is called Easy BCD this is a free program and works great. Once you cut your hard drive and install XP make a copy of your start up partition. Install the Easy BCD program and make a back up again. Then Install Win 7. Then on the Win7 side install the Easy BDC program and set up the menu choices. I run a 3 way boot with XP and Ubuntu. Hope this helps Fix Ya up.
Unless you have a cd for that version of windows in OEM style for xp and any for vista you will be out of luck. If you have another computer with the same OS and have its operating system installation cd, you can use this if it is the same version.
Windows XP needs to be exactly the same thing. Windows XP pro, home and media center are all different. So are Retail, Upgrade and OEM cds. For vista or 7 any disc will work that matches the version type, it will determine the version by the COA.
If you do not have access to any cd/dvds then you can contact Acer for a replacement. www.acer.com
You would probly want to completely reformat and reinstall your copy of XP, if it is already crashing on a fresh copy, it most likely didn't install correctly. Make sure you format first. You can do this before you run your installation. Reboot your computer and hit f8, select the option that says command prompt with networking. when the screen comes up with the C: type in there vol you will need the volume label to format, it will display this for you and make a note of it. At the next C: type in there C: format it will ask you to enter the volume label, do this and hit enter. It will then ask you if you are sure you want to delete all data, type y and hit enter. It will go through the format process. Enter your XP cd into the drive and reboot your computer, you should now be able to reinstall windows with no previous errors or versions already installed. Hope this helps!
When installing windows, put the disk in and wait, your are eventually asked what partition would you like to install windows on?
You will see that there's already a partition on the C: drive with windows already installed. Before going any further, you have to delete that partition. Once deleted, the re-installation process will re-format the C: drive, assuming you are installing onto the C: drive.
Finally, ensure you have the registration code (COA) you require, windows will ask for this once the installation is completed.
You need to get disk for Vista from anyone and then use your windows product key mentioned on the sticker on back of your Toshiba Laptop to install Vista again on your computer. But as you had already formatted it so all data is lost now.
I was told there hard to find,but if you know your brand and modle of each os go to there web site look for download drivers.
Hope this helped.Let me know by rating me or for more help go to live chat.Thanks Len West
How do I install Microsoft Windows XP.
Below are the steps required to installing the standard version of Microsoft Windows XP. It is important to realize that some computer manufacturers have their own proprietary install of Windows XP on a Recovery or Restore disc. Therefore the below steps may not all apply to how Windows XP is installed on your computer. If the below steps do not apply to how Microsoft Windows XP is installed on your computer and you are unable to correctly reinstall Windows XP it is recommended you contact your computer manufacturer for additional help, Computer Hope will not know how to install Windows using your manufacturers CD.
Before following the below steps see document CH000186 for a checklist of things to consider before erasing the computer and starting over.
The standard Microsoft Windows XP CD is bootable. Therefore start by placing the Windows XP CD in your computer and reboot.
As computer boots you will be prompted to press any key to boot from CD, at this time press any key. If you do not get this prompt or are unable to boot from the CD please refer to document CH000217 for information on how to boot from a CD.
When the Windows XP setup menu appears press ENTER to continue the setup.
Next, the Windows XP licensing agreement will open, if you agree to this agreement press F8.
Next, Windows will give you the option to repair Windows XP or to install a fresh copy if Windows XP is already installed on the computer. If you're wanting to install a new copy of Windows XP press ESC.
Next, the partition setup will appear, it is recommended that if a partition already exists and you do not plan on having multiple operating systems on the computer that you delete the existing partition before continuing the setup. You will know if a partition exists if you see anything other then "Unpartitioned space".
To delete the partition: on the drive that you press D and ENTER then press L to delete the partition and then press ENTER and then if you are aware that this will delete all information on the partition.
Note: If you have multiple partitions, we suggest deleting all partitions unless you plan on using these partitions. Deleting each of the other partitions can be done using the same above steps.
To create the partition: Select the unpartitioned space you wish to create a partition on and press C, specify the size of the partition in MB, by default this will have the full amount of the drive and press ENTER.
Once you have a partition ready to have Windows XP installed on it press ENTER to install.
Next you will need to select whether the drive will use FAT or NTFS. We suggest NTFS for users who are not sure which file system they wish to use.
After selecting the file system and pressing enter the computer will start formatting the drive. Depending on how big the partition is will determine the length of time the format will take.
After the format Windows will begin installing the files and then take you through a wizard to continue with the remainder of the setup.