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Pleae help.i tried to re-boot my laptop. however i fear my product recovery disc is damaged. i think i have wiped the hard drive but have no way of re-loadin windows. when i switch on i get a couple of lines of jargon the last of which says. invalid partition table. its a toshiba satellite p10 its about 8 years old. please please can you help. Katie.

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First of all you should have a bootable disk then only we can help

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