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lost operating system in laptop

by JnyBob / December 13, 2008 10:06 AM PST

when i try to open windows i get a file missing or corrupt message. how can i re-load windows xp. i do not have the boot disc, or the original windows cd. anything i can do short of buying a new windows xp software? thanks

i can't include the specs on my laptop. cant get them from the drive.

please help

thanks in advance

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Just so you know.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 13, 2008 10:14 AM PST

Some models have a recovery option. But I can't find the make, model of your laptop so I can't offer if your laptop has such a feature.

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recovery cd
by souriketsou / January 15, 2009 3:28 AM PST

go to www.recovery-cds.com I think the disk is free to download there let me know.

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by 06295799 / January 15, 2009 7:13 AM PST

you can try to call the manufacture of the computer you might have to may for recovery disc. Some may sell it to you even if you are out of warranty.

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Make of laptop
by PECONET / January 16, 2009 9:03 PM PST

Look underneath your laptop, you should see a sticker with the logo of the MAKE, model and serial number, post these on here and i might be able to trace the software in question for you.
Please post back if you have any more problems of questions.

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re: Make of laptop
by JnyBob / January 17, 2009 7:53 AM PST
In reply to: Make of laptop

Thanks PECONET

Laptop
Toshiba
Satellite A35-S159
Part No. PSA30U-1TC4CV

Let me know if you need anything else.
Thanks again.
Johnny
www.fishintopsail.com

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Borrow a disc
by scottmtech / January 17, 2009 1:32 AM PST

If you have Vista, find a friend with a disc of the same version and run the repair utility when you boot the disc. It will repair any file errors and permission settings that may have been missing/corrupt. Plus you can keep all of your files without having to back them up. It usually takes 15 min to complete, and it works well! Happy

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re: lost operating system in laptop
by JnyBob / January 17, 2009 7:43 AM PST
In reply to: Borrow a disc

Thanks for all your replies. I am still working on a solution to this problem. Thanks again.
Johnny

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