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Help what do I need to do to get the missing operating system going after putting in a new hard drive where I have nothing from toshiba

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  • lakotafire Jun 13, 2008

    Thank you! I found someone who had the cd and we are putting it in the system now and the computer is up and running great with the new hard drive!

  • Anonymous Jul 09, 2008

    Help having the same problem dont know what to do............ One day computer was running next day it crashed I guess and now says its missing the operating system and wont do anything.


  • Anonymous Jul 09, 2008

    Help having the same problem dont know what to do............ One day computer was running next day it crashed I guess and now says its missing the operating system and wont do anything.


  • Anonymous Jul 09, 2008

    Help having the same problem dont know what to do............ One day computer was running next day it crashed I guess and now says its missing the operating system and wont do anything.




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Step 1: Buy a Windows XP cd from microsoft unless you already own one.

Step 2: Call 1-866-234-6020 unless you know how to install windows.

Step 3: Ask for step-by step Support on how to Install Windows XP.

I hope this can help you.

Posted on Jun 12, 2008

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    Burns Milheron Jun 13, 2008

    You are very very welcome. Glad I could help.



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This is due to OS is not installed after replacing the new HDD. Need to install the OS will resolve your problem.

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