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Toshiba a45 restore problem

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.

suggestions?

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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

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