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Need to format laptop... No CD drive

by earl7amy / May 21, 2006 8:40 AM PDT

I have a Toshiba Portege running Windows XP Tablet Edition... and those of you who own them know they don't have a CD drive... I forgot my passwords and I cannot figure out what they are. I have the files on my other laptop to format it... But the problem is I don't know how to do it without a CD drive.

I want to try it from my 1 gig thumbdrive but I can't find a good guide to be able to put it on there and format it.

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How does Toshiba reload or load the OS?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 21, 2006 8:44 AM PDT

While I could help you format the drive, there would be no OS to continue using the machine as it was.

-> Ask Toshiba for the procedure to reload the OS if need be.

--> http://www.lostpassword.com has a USB boot tool to reset the XP password.

Bob

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Don't know if this will help but from microsoft-Darrell L.
by DarCLew2 / May 21, 2006 4:42 PM PDT

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Laptop without CD Drive
by Papa Echo / May 21, 2006 10:36 PM PDT

That is the price to pay for a light-weight portable machine. You are supposed to purchase a seperate external CD drive and possibly a Floppy drive. Toshiba supply these - at "not worth it" prices. Look for compatible generic models. They are small and portable, specially designed for laptops.

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