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Toshiba sat.a45-s120 installing win.xp home says to install now press enter than says setup did not find any hard disk drives, press f3 to exit.

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XP install disks don't have the capability to detect SATA hd's by default. Either you will have to configure the hard disk to be recognized and behave like a PATA from the BIOS or you will gonna have to manually load its driver during install.

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Hi depending on the age of the laptop windows xp will not install onto a SATA hard drive, if your system is only a years or so old, this will be the problem, what you will have to do is when you put the disk in and boot up on it and says...install third party drivers ( or something like that you will see it come up ) you will have to install the SATA drivers that toshiba supply for your system, you will have to download the SATA from toshiba web site.....hope this helps

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How can i restore a toshiba equium l20-197 back to factory settings


System restore will not do what your asking.

However there is a way but you will need a Installation cd Assume you have Windows XP


Then you need to borrow or buy a Windows XP Home Edition or Pro

You can buy one used from Ebay.


There are two options !.Repair install this will save all files/data on your hard drive.

Follow these instructions to Repair install.


Boot the computer using the XP CD.

You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive.

Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.



When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see the options below
This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft
Windows XP to run on your computer:


To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.
To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.


To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.
Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.

Do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console).


I repeat, do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R".


Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.
Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.


If Repair is not one of the options, END setup.

After the reboot


Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot.

Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears.


Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

2. If you want to do a clean install that will completely wipe your hard drive clean then follow the instructions from this site http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/win...


You will then need to reload all Microsoft Windows Updates and find all other drivers and software from http://uk.computers.toshiba-europe.com/c...

Then wham bam you should be back in business.


hope this helps

Sep 27, 2012 | Toshiba Equium Computers & Internet

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I have a Toshiba satellite a45-s120 and no CD/DVR-Rom can I use a bootable Flash Drive to install windows XP?


`st go into your system setup and see if you have under boot priority book from usb device. if so make that your 1st boot device. then its best that you download a prebuilder utility to configure your bootable flash drive

May 30, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite A45-S120 Notebook

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Hello my dear i want install 1 hard disk 320 gb and after that install win xp on my qosmio but after start setup win xp show mw did not find hard drive. how can i repair this problem? thanks


In order to be detected the hard disk drive by your windows xp installer. You have to set your sata in your cmos or bios setup. When powering your computer tap the F2 key or Del to enter cmos or bios setup, go to integrated peripherals and look for the sata controllers. Most of the times if its configured as a enhanced the windows xp can not detect it. You have to change the settings to compatible mode. Please the modify key either F5 or F6 or PGUP/PGDOWN or + or - . After changing the settings press F10 and press y and enter. Then try again running the windows setup. Have a nice day.

Feb 17, 2011 | Toshiba Qosmio G35-AV600 Notebook

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Windows could not start, file is missing or corrupt-windows, system 32, config system. to repair file using original setup CD-ROM, select "r" at first screen to start repair. What is this?


Hi !

If you enter in Windows XP set up, below instructions will appear:

1. To set up Windows XP not, press ENTER.
2. To repair Windows XP installation using windows console, press R.
3. To quit set up with installing Windows XP, press F3.

By pressing ENTER means it will repair your operating system and it will delete all your files in hard disk drive leaving nothing to that particular drive or partition.

By pressing R means it will repair your operating system files only and it will not remove your files.

By pressing F3, it will exit the Windows XP set up.

I hope this is helpful and thank you for using FixYa !

Jan 06, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer. Make sure any hard disk drives are powered on and properly connected to your computer, and that any disk-related hardware configuration...


you didn't post the make and model of the system, but on most modern systems, this error occurs when the Hard Drive Controller for the system doesn't have a native driver on the Windows install CD. So you need to load the driver during the install. In XP this is done via a Floppy Diskette (XP setup will not recognise a USB Drive) Vista you can install from just about any drive (USB Flash drive generally easiest)

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I Have problem installing windows xp professional in Toshiba toshiba satellite U300-153 MODEL NUM: PSU30E-099017AR, i boot the pc from CD rom and i get the windows XP loading screen, then when it finish it...


If you feel that you are comfortable enough, you can open the bottom laptop and expose the inner workings. Then you must find a batter the size of a watch battery (or more commonly recognized as the size of a quarter), then pry out that battery, wait for two minutes, reinsert, put the case back on, and access the BIOS.

Dec 29, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A135-S2386 Notebook

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Toshiba Satellite laptop boots up but shuts down on its own very shortly


Hi JOJO0803,

Based from the error message you're getting it sounds to me that your problem there is not software related but is more hardware in nature.Since you're getting a message "disk read error occurred IDE#0" this pertains to a problem with the hard drive itself. It's possible that your hard drive developed bad sectors or errors on the disc itself.

So to be sure I would recommend that you run the hardware diagnostics for your laptop computer especially the one for the hard drive since you're getting this message. If the hard drive fails the test or any other part fails in the test, contact your techsupport and ask for replacement parts if your PC is still under warranty. Otherwise you may have to buy parts for your laptop.

If the hard drive tests passed and all the other hardware tests also passed then you may proceed to troubeshoot the software using the Windows XP Home CD. Boot from the WinXP Home CD, and you get to the setup screen, choose "R" for recovery console and then on the prompt type "CHKDSK /R" let it run, it may take a while. afterwards it will bring you back to the prompt then type EXIT and it will reboot the system, see if that fixes the problem. Worst case scenario you may have to format then reinstall Windows XP again to fix this problem.

Hope this helps!

Peace! :)

Oct 23, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite A105 Notebook

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Installation win xp in toshiba sattelite


ok my friend its not that easy but its always possible

fisrt just to know why u r unable to install xp because u have the HARD DISK SATA

and windows xp wont detect it because there are no definitions for SATA HDD.

so what should we do to fix this problem, you will know that by following these steps:

at the begining you need a floppy disk and floppy disk drive (i know thats not available in the new laptops, so u might need to buy one).

ok now we will need to download the SATA definitions from here:
http://www.4shared.com/file/37736514/7da1991f/raid138.html
and save it in the floppy disk (dont forget to unzip the file first).

now lets start the windows installation process (as usual).
u before you get to load the windows file there will be a prompt (in the buttom of the screen) asking you (press F6 if u need to install a third party...........) now press F6 quickly.
you will have a new screen with three options (S= specify, enter= continue or F3= exit).
now lets press S.
you will have a prompt asking you to (insert the labeled disk manufacturer ................).
lets insert the floppy disk now. and press enter
and when its asking you to select definition, select RAID driver.
and when its asking you about windows logo testing press yes.
and after finishing the definition process it will detect the HDD.
now continue installing windows as usual

enjoy XP (i know its a long story but its worth it :)

sure let me know what happened with u and for any other problems plz let me know

cheers

Aug 31, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite A135-S4527 Notebook

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