Yes, the Recovery CD/DVD will actually reformat your hard-drive and install afresh your WinXP Pro as well as all your drivers but you will also lose your work/data. If you have a backup of the data then why dont you you just throw in that Recovery CD and sit back for a while so that all your things are back in order again? (This is a typical shortcut). Normally the Toshiba Recovery CD/DVD contains an image of the entire system which includes the original OS, Drivers and Toshiba Utilities, so it may be useless to insert the disk at the error message. So if the Recovery can do the trick why to buy an additional WinXP Pro CD.
My Toshiba Portege won't start. The error message says the system32/drivers/pci.sys is missing or corrupt - and to insert the original XP Pro setup disk and type "r" at the first screen to attemp a repair.
The only disk I have with the Portege is the recovery disk (which will format the hard drive and install the original configuration, which I don't want to do). I guess the only way is to buy an XP Pro disk and hope the file can be repaired.
Does anyone have any suggestions? TIA for any ideas.