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Reinstalling windows vista no discs

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It would be very hard to install the OS without any discs. If you have a registered copy, go to the Microsoft site and request a downloadable version which you can then burn to a disc and install from there.

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How do i fix an f3-f200-0002 error on my lap tap???


Step 1:
A recovery disc is a CD provided by a computer manufacturer that will assist the owner in reinstalling Windows and system device drivers in the event of a hard drive failure. If your original Toshiba recovery disc has been misplaced or damaged, it may be difficult to get a replacement disc except through the mail from Toshiba Product Support. There is a free download work around available, however, if waiting for delivery by mail is not convenient.

Find a Windows Setup Disk Find an original setup disk for the version of Windows you need. If your COA is for Windows Vista Home, you must find a Windows Vista Home version setup disc. You can borrow a disc from a friend, or buy a used disc online. There is no source for a free download of Windows. Even though you use a friend's setup disc, you will use your unique COA keycode to activate the Windows installation. b> Reinstall Windows b> Reinstall Windows using an authentic setup disc and your keycode. In some cases, Windows will locate and load drivers for your Toshiba laptop automatically, or at least provide substitute drivers until you can Install the correct drivers. b> Reinstall the Drivers b> Use the flash drive or disk you burned to restore the device drivers to your Toshiba. It is a good idea to start with the Ethernet or wireless adapter so you can connect to the Internet to find more suitable drivers online and activate your copy of Windows. Work through all the driver install packages to restore drivers for Ethernet, wireless, BIOS, sound cards, video cards, optical drives, touchpad functions, keyboard controls and other devices. b> Plan For The Future b> Make an attempt to replace your recovery disc through Toshiba. Otherwise, consider creating a perfect copy or "ghost" copy of your restored operating system and device drivers for future use. Use an external hard drive for this creation, not a partition on your current hard drive.
http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/repairStatusLogin.jsp notebook repair http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/home.jsp Toshiba support

Feb 24, 2013 | Toshiba Satellite PC Laptops

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Windows Installation Disc VS Windows Upgrade Disc -NOT THE SAME-


Having Trouble Booting To Your Windows Upgrade Disc?

...Upgrade discs aren't bootable discs. To repair a windows installation, you must use either a system repair disc or, better yet, a windows installation disc (genuine Retail/OEM discs are pretty much your only option to completely reinstall your windows operating system, unless you own a previous full installation disc of a previously released Windows version (such as XP or Vista), in which case you could install that windows operating system and then upgrade to a newer windows OS like windows 7. however if you ever need to reinstall windows 7, you would either need to reinstall the older windows OS, then upgrade to the newer one.

If that isn't clear, I'll sum it up....

Let's say you bought a computer, that computer had windows xp home edition. Maybe you wanted to upgrade from Windows XP/Windows Vista or Windows 7?
Well in order to switch from Windows XP/Vista to Windows 7, (or even from Windows 7 home premium- to windows7 Pro or Ultimate), then you must either:
A) Buy an upgrade disc and upgrade to the newer desired version.
B) Or, Buy a Retail Copy of the version you want to install. (keep in mind that a retail Windows 7 disc can be used to perform an upgrade rather than to competely wipe the hard disc and perform a clean install (delete partitions, reformat, and perform a new windows installation), if you so choose.

The bottom line is, you cannot Install a fresh clean copy of windows using an upgrade disc. OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) and Retail Windows Operation System Installation Setup Discs are "Bootable Discs". Windows Upgrade Discs are NOT bootable. (unless one where to "modify that particular disc, which is not legal).

on Jul 06, 2010 | PC Laptops

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4211 b error 32,tryed reboot but will not work just a blank screen,been told could reinstall using bios code how true and what is the code


Bios code isn't anything that would help with this problem. You might have a corrupted bios, but that is very unlikely.
If the black screen happens when the computer should be loading Windows 7 or Vista and you are able to see/move the mouse cursor, wait awhile and try hitting ctrl-alt-delete > Task Manager > File > New Task > type in "explorer" without the quotations and then should hopefully load your desktop.
If this does not work, you will need to run the Windows Recovery Console. You can do this by putting in the recovery/install disc that was hopefully given to you when you bought the computer and using one of the Repair options.
If your laptop didn't come with this disc or it was lost, you can create your own: For Vista
For Windows 7

Feb 28, 2011 | Advent 4211c Notebook

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The laptop won't load past the welcome screen. I can get it to start up, and go to a start in safe mode etc. but it won't load past the welcome screen.


Hello,

Your computer is experiencing a no boot problem which means that the operating system is corrupted. You can do a start up repair to fix the computer but if it won't fix it then that's the time that you need to reinstall the whole operating system.

It could have been very helpful if you provided us with your operating system so that we can provide you with the exact troubleshooting. However, I just presume that you are using windows VISTA or Windows 7. However, this troubleshooting also works with windows XP.

Before you start the start up repair. You need the Operating System Installation disc from Microsoft.

1. Insert the disc in the dvd/cd drive.
2. Restart the computer.
3. Once you see the "press any key to boot to cd" message. Press any key.
4. It will bring you to a page where it will ask you to INSTALL or to REPAIR. Just click on repair.
5. It might ask you to load the drivers. Just click ok or next.
6. Follow the on-screen instructions.

However, if start up repair won't fix the problem, Clean Reinstallation is the next step. Clean reinstallation will delete everything in your computer including the files, pictures, etc. that you have saved. But you cannot really access them anymore since the computer won't boot up.

I'm am providing you with the links to the tutorial on how to reinstall the operating system.

1. WINDOWS XP REINSTALLATION TUTORIAL
2. Windows 7 Reinstallation Tutorial
3. Windows Vista Installation Guide

I hope this helps. Thank you for using fixya.


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Feb 03, 2011 | Gateway M-7315U Notebook

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Ican't find my install disc. and windows won't


At this point Microsoft no longer supports Windows XP and so there is no way to legaly find a copy of windows XP.

This being said you have two options, upgrade to Windows 7 (vista is a waste) or download a pirated copy of windows XP; I recommend the pirate bay

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check for virus with updated if u found any virus remove it 7 reinstall the cam driver kindly update me after that

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I was having problems with reinstalling vista


use recovery disk to restore vista. if ur pc had data take ur pc to experts.

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You cannot uninstall Windows Vista, but you can reinstall your previous operating system, which then replaces Windows Vista. To reinstall your old operating system, you must have the original installation disc. Back up your programs and files, insert the installation disc into your computer, and then reinstall the old operating system. To regain the hard disk space used by Windows Vista, reformat the disk during the reinstallation process. After reinstalling your previous operating system, reinstall your programs and files.

More information is here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978788

You may want to consider upgrading rather than downgrading.

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Have you been able to successfully install any other Windows Updates?
80070490 - ERROR_NOT_FOUND
Corrupted System File; Need to perform an in-place upgrade or reinstall of
the OS.

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