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#799168 - 8th Jun 2013 6:30pm toshiba satillite problem.......
chris7777 Offline
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Registered: 26th May 2009
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Hi,
Hope someone can help.......I bought a laptop on ebay, it's got windows pro installed, when I first switched it on it was ok next time I switched on I got a message saying 'error loading operating system' what's happened? I didn't pay a lot for it I only got it as a spare so I'm not unduly worried but would like to get it working........any suggestions!!
Thanks.......

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#799208 - 9th Jun 2013 12:25am Re: toshiba satillite problem....... [Re: chris7777]
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Try booting in to safe mode, use F8. Let us know if that works.

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#799224 - 9th Jun 2013 8:54am Re: toshiba satillite problem....... [Re: chris7777]
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No, doesn't work, still getting black screen and 'error loading operating system.

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#799258 - 9th Jun 2013 10:47am Re: toshiba satillite problem....... [Re: chris7777]
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had this once and had to re install windows as some of the start up files where corrupt

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#799269 - 9th Jun 2013 11:31am Re: toshiba satillite problem....... [Re: chris7777]
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Okay thanks for replys, no disc came with it, could I buy one somewhere? It's windows xp professional.

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#799289 - 9th Jun 2013 1:44pm Re: toshiba satillite problem....... [Re: chris7777]
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I got a Vista disk from Bigabyte on Old Chester road. Just installed it and used the product key from the sticker on the lap top. Try them they should be able to help.

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#799297 - 9th Jun 2013 3:19pm Re: toshiba satillite problem....... [Re: chris7777]
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I have some Linux discs tried to run them on it and it got so far then stopped and wouldn't boot those either.

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#799324 - 9th Jun 2013 5:05pm Re: toshiba satillite problem....... [Re: chris7777]
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Problem with these machines is that the operating system is pre-installed and even when you manage to reinstall windows you will be absent the drivers.
Suggest that you contact the ebay seller and ask if he took a back up.
You will get there in the end but it is a nightmare.
If you google the machine you will find a forum with helpful hints.
Mine crashed and I reinstalled windows re registered it with microsoft but still could not get on line. I ended up having to get a professional in and even he said it had taken him ages to sort out and he had had to research the problems.Fortunately he kept to the agreed price of £20.

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#799329 - 9th Jun 2013 6:16pm Re: toshiba satillite problem....... [Re: rover644]
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Originally Posted By: rover644
I got a Vista disk from Bigabyte on Old Chester road. Just installed it and used the product key from the sticker on the lap top. Try them they should be able to help.



Just call in and you can have a disc, the key that you have on the machine is what makes it genuine.

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#799514 - 10th Jun 2013 5:12pm Re: toshiba satillite problem....... [Re: chris7777]
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toshiba satillite they normally have a create your back up disks as a program to run within windows. Toshiba pile there programs on.

You need to run a scan disk on your hard drive before you go buying any discs. Check your hard drive hasn't failed first. You may have a bad sector if its been dropped previously.

You will get there in the end, but you should be able to down load all the drivers from toshiba's website and get it going again it just takes time.
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