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Help with restoring

by smittyatrain / July 15, 2005 1:35 PM PDT

I have a Toshiba notebook and I cannot restore it with the Toshiba system restore disc that came with the comp. When I turnt the comp on, the screen is black and it has a click to it. When I use the restore disc, it comes up with an error every time. In the past, I was having trouble with it overheating and turning off. I got a new desktop comp, but I want to be able to use this one just to check email/websurf around the house now. Anybody know how to fix?

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Help With Restoring
by popeyedasailorman / July 17, 2005 11:25 PM PDT
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It could well be that your notebook is on its way out, what does the message say when you use the restore CD?

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by smittyatrain / July 18, 2005 1:44 PM PDT
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The comp will go through its restore program, but when it restarts there is just a blank screen.

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could be a problem with the hard disk
by mik9701 / July 21, 2005 11:25 PM PDT
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Recently i had the same problem - had to have the hard disk replaced

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Toshiba laptop
by muesli257 / July 22, 2005 2:44 AM PDT
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First, check your hard disk. To do that, use a bootable floppy with the DOS program chkdsk (checkdisk). Make sure your computer will boot on floppy first: type escape key several times while the computer boots to get to the booting parameters. Then, from the bootable floppy, try to launch your Toshiba CD (you might need to reformat your hard disk first). If you have problems finfing a bootable floppy that will launch a CD, I can make a file available for email which you can copy on a floppy.

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Also check the CD drive
by jeanniegraham / July 22, 2005 5:39 AM PDT
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Could be fluff on the CD drive lens. I assume your recovery disc is CD format. Quick fix is to stuff a fairly powerful vacuum cleaner into the CD drive bay and try and suck the fluff out!!


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Boot sequence.
by stewart6 / July 22, 2005 6:52 AM PDT
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You don't say what model Toshiba you have. In the 5000 series for example you get the boot sequence menu by hitting F12 at the beginning of the boot sequence.I had to do a lot of searching to discover this as it is not mentioned in the user's manual. Good luck Stewart

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