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Old 01-05-2011, 08:00 PM   #1
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ok the other day i was decided to reboot my toshiba laptop with window xp by erasing the hard drive with the recovery disk and after i waited 8 hours for this to finish i went to turn my computer so it would make it like it was just bought out of a store and a black screen comes up and says that there is no operating system found and i tried redoing the recovery cause i thought that there might of been a glitch or something and still says it can someone help me fix my computer please

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You said you erased the hard drive... which means you erased the operating system.

You will need to reinstall the operating system with a Windows XP CD.

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OK, you Formatted (erased) the HDD with your restore disc. Now you have to use the Restore disc to reinstall Windows.
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i tried and it didnt work and im tired of fooling with the disk so im going to go to walmart and just buy me a new xp upgrade cd or something but thanks for all ur help
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Old 01-06-2011, 09:33 PM   #5
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the recovery disk would not erase the restore partition

d/load and run the h/drive makers diagnostic utility on the h/drive

http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287
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That's what I was thinking, dai.

I don't think it was the recovery disc he was using. Must have been some sort of other disc.

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