Hello, My neighbor, before leaving for parts unknown, gave me his 7020ct running win 2000pro but forgot to give me his password. I thought I'd connect his hard drive to my desk top running 2000pro via a powered IDE 2.5 to 3.5 cable and re format the drive to 2000pro. However, when I tried I received a message asking for the manufacturer's installation disk. Does anyone know where I can download this software? Toshiba's website is not helpful and they are closed until Monday. Also, if anyone has another suggestion as to how I can re format the drive I would be very grateful. Thanking you in advance. JP
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it shouldnt be a problem doing this just depends on how much stuff is stored on it. you can take a toshiba xp disk and format it. Make sure you back up the information before you do on another computer. Windows XP requires a gig of space for updates. Also make sure you have enough physical memory to do so like 256. There should be no activation process of this but if there is need to find the password for the disk. if you have any problems check my website.
If you have a valid Win XP Pro CD and want to install the operating system you'll need to format your hard disk drive. If you have allot of data on you're hard disk drive, (In Win 2000) Suggest you create a second partition within the free space of you're hdd and install windows XP Pro. Boot you're system with the XP CD. Pay close attention to the display screens. Follow the instructions for creating a second partition.
Format the new partition. (Quick). Install windows XP on the new partition. Once completed you can copy your personal data to win XP.
If you choose to keep the win 2000 partition and you do not wish to have a dual boot system than remove/delete the root files from the 2000 partition. These files; Autoexec.bat and Boot.ini. You're new XP Boot.ini should read like this;
[boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /usepmtimer
Once you're satisfied an no longer need win 2000 use windows diskmgmt.msc from the run command to delete the win 2000 partition.
Win 2000 uses a FAT16 where Win XP uses the FAT NTFS.
Use the commands FIXBOOT and
FIXMBR in the
"Repair mode" of Windows XP installation or XP Recovery Console for vista Recovery Environment or if you have recovery disk/disc you can use it
That error indicates a partition problem, you need to full format your
harddisk and removing all partion and do a fresh install. Regarding your Win XP CD, just
configure the BIOS to first BOOT to your CDROM
This sounds like a bad sector in the hard drive. Did you do the full NTFS format or the quick format? Big difference. The full format should pick up on the bad sector and won't be able to format the drive. Run a full format and let ke know what happens.
You do not not need your motherboard CD to preform a format on your drive. Any windows CD. Win XP home, XP Pro, Win 2000 will format your hard drive. You can also use the hard drive's Mfg's utility disks & creat a bootable floppy disk or creat a bootable CDROM disk that will not only allow you to format the hard drive but also fun testing on the drive. You can even pick your cluster size & FAT file. Write down the name of your drive & model no#. Go to the Mfg's web site & download the utility software. Chances are Windows will have most of your boards drivers in it's data base. All you'll need to do is download from Gigabyte your missing drivers. You'll need you complete model no# & version no# if you can find it.
I will suggest you to bring the your laptop to the vendor where did you bought the laptop or in any other vendor that known store of the computer system. i am sure they can assist you locating the service center of your laptop or maybe they fixed your system.