Question about Toshiba Satellite A45-S250 Notebook
I attempted to use the factory recovery disk to re-install windows xp.
it went about 20 minutes through the process of re-formatting the disk, then informed me i had some sort of a hard disk problem, and now all i have is a black screen with a blinking cursor in the upper left hand corner.
turning the machine off and back on with the recovery disk gets the same result.
Did the drive fail to boot initially and thats why you did a recovery unfortunately the hard drive has either failed and must have a damaged sector,or the recovery partition on the drive is stopping the format, which will more than likely be the problem.
The recovery disc you have won't be a full windows copy only a restore disc for your notebook, and it will look for a backup folder residing on another partition on your drive.
The only way to get a full format is to use a freinds copy of windows to format it and then install windows using your product key code on the underside of your notebook, unless you buy a copy in which case use the code provided
Posted on Aug 29, 2008
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