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I have an Toshiba A25s2792 that I want to format the hard drive and do a clean install of Windows 7. How do I get the laptop to load from the CD disk so Windows 7 can load. I've tried selecting all of the F buttons, but none work

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The Windows Startup Menu is accessed via F8 (but that's not what you want).
To access the Toshiba ROM-BIOS Menu, press F12 while powering on the laptop.

Here's an online version of your system's Users' Manual:
http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=SB&os=&category=&moid=665687&rpn=PSA20U&modelFilter=A25-S2792&selCategory=2756709&selFamily=1073768663

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U have to go into BIOS & change the 1st boot device to CD rom.

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