Question about Toshiba Satellite P105-S6197 Laptop
Firstly, when the laptop powers up, look for a message on the screen giving you options to press one or more function keys (F1 to F12) to access the bios or enter the system recovery mode. Use the button to access the BIOS SETUP and once in the bios setup, check that it recognises the hard disk (if one is present). If there is no hard disk then check that one is actually in the laptop by opening the hard drive cover on the bottom of the laptop.
Assuming the hardrive is present and is shown in the bios, reboot the laptop and access the RECOVERY mode if possible. There may be a recovery partition on the hard disk which will allow you to recover the operating system to factory default.
If there is no recovery partition then you will need to get hold of a Windows Vista installation disk. You may be able to borrow one from a friend if you do not want to buy one.
Look on the bottom for a Windows Vista label. This label should have a key on it which can be used to activate Windows Vista if required.
If the bios does not show your hard disk or the hard disk is not present in your laptop then you will need to buy a replacement hard disk.
Posted on May 20, 2011
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