I recently erased everything on my hardrive and now when reinstalling xp it gets to the boot screen and the license agreement when i accept it asks me to insert a valid windows xp disc i do and it says it cant read the disc or cant recognize it whats going on?
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You may need to "wipe" or reformat your entire C drive to be able to install Windows program again. I would suggest installing WIN7 program as WIN XP is at its end of life cycle for that operating system and Microsoft may not support it any longer.
If possible try installing WIN7 once again, and if requested to reformat or do an entire install, choose YES.
WIN 7 should then reformat your C drive, erase everything that is on it and then install as WIN7 program.
Be sure you have your program license key to install WIN7.
Hello, it looks like somehow the master boot record was erased from the hard drive, maybe viral? You mentioned the hard drive was recognized in the bios correct? If you need data from the hard drive the easiest way would be to pull the hard drive out and use an external hard drive enclosure to remove the data before you erase everything from the hard drive. If you dont need anything thing you can proceed to do a new install of Windows 7. Turn the computer on then hold alt and the f10 key to perform a factory recovery. This will erase everything and reinstall Windows 7. If this doesnt work then you will need a new hard drive and a bootable usb drive with Windows 7 on it. Hope this helps.
download form bootdisk.com "XP Boot" and burn to cd in an .iso (bootable) format.
boot from the cdrom (you may have to go into BIOS and look for a "boot priority" option to allow you to boot from cd, to acess BIOS, hit "escape" and then either "F1" or "F2" as soon as you turn it on). run fdisk /mbr from the XP Boot cd. with this tool, try to repair the mbr. if that does not work, you need to use this tool to erase the mbr and reinstall windows.
u need to first change the boot seq in the BIOS...
press Del/F1/F2 key to get into BIOS after u press on the power button
change the boot seq to
1 CD ROM
now u need to safe this to BIOS
press f10 key to save the chnages in BIOS or use the save and exit option in BIOS menu to safe the changes
insert the WinCD(ensure it's a Windows install CD)
recovery or resuce CD of Win will NOT work.
if u need a goor Windows Install CD of XP,Vista, 2000
do a google search look for
"Torrent Piratebay WindowsXP SP3"
"Torrent Piratebay Windows Vista"
in the result list look for the above phrase of
download the Torrent link file(small 100kb file)
google and search BitTorrent
Download BitTorrent software and install it
use BitTorrent to open the 100kb torrent link file for the Windows OS that u got before
it will download an ISO file of say 400 to 700 mb depending upon which WinOS u download
burn that IOS image file to a CD using Nero or any ISO burner
use the CD to boot and install Windows
all the best
let me know if u were able to do it
1. boot your PC or laptop from the Windows XP CD (To do this, insert the Windows XP CD into your CD drive or DVD drive, and then restart your computer). 2. You will see "Press any key to boot from CD" displayed on the screen, at this point press any key to start the computer from the Windows XP CD. 3. You will see the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to start Windows XP Setup. 4. Read and agree to the Microsoft Software License Terms, and then press F8. 5. Follow the instructions to select and format the c: partition where you want to reinstall Windows XP. 6. Follow the remander of the instructions on the screen to complete Windows XP Setup 7. Reinstall any drivers which are required. 8. Reinstall any software programs which you need. 9. copy your data back to the drive.
Tricky one, ive you have a external usb cdrom drive , maybe, or if you can take hardrive out and set it up on another laptop install your xp and also place copy of all drivers required onto it, then put back into the toshiba., dont know what else could help you here. hope this helps in some way.
insert your Windows XP Setup CD, and restart your computer.
When the Press any key to boot from CD message is displayed on your screen, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD.
Press ENTER when you see the message To setup Windows XP now, and then press ENTER displayed on the Welcome to Setup screen.
Do not choose the option to press R to use the Recovery Console.
In the Windows XP Licensing Agreement, press F8 to agree to the license agreement.
Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is selected in the box, and then press R to repair Windows XP.
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Setup.
Your description of the symptom shows that your operating system installation has been corrupted. Fastest and easiest way to resolve the Issue using the "Recovery and application disk" (it comes with laptop) to perform full system recovery. I would like to remind you full system recovery will erase everything saved on Hard drive. You can check possible option on http://support.toshiba.com
If you dont have recovery and application disk you get one. You can call Toshiba @ 1-800-457-7777