04-02-2012 07:35 AM
04-04-2012 01:02 PM
That error means it can't find a bootable device.
Try having your installation disc in the optical drive when you boot the computer. Open the boot menu (F12 on most computers when booting) and select the optical drive.
It's recommended that you use Toshiba recovery media. If you didn't create the recovery media yourself, you can purchase replacement media from Toshiba.
04-05-2012 08:42 PM
04-06-2012 06:57 AM - edited 04-06-2012 06:58 AM
You best route is to use the Toshiba Recovery medium. You ask why it is so . . . it will install all the required drivers that you would have to find on your own, doable but time taking. It will do this along the loading of the OS, XP in your case.
The stumping block would be if your HD is fried, in this case there is nothing to be done beside getting a new HD.
Should you install a bare XP, look for the folder called TOSAPINS, all your drivers are there but if you install a new OS, it will be erased. JP.
04-06-2012 03:30 PM
04-06-2012 03:49 PM - edited 04-06-2012 03:53 PM
Best to restore the hard disk to its original out-of-the-box contents using Toshiba recovery media. You can obtain them from Toshiba if necessary.
See the section Hard Disk Drive Recovery using the Recovery media, which begins on p. 66 of the User's Guide.
Then there will be umpteen Windows updates to install.