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emarshbuck
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Reload Windows On Toshiba Satellite laptop?

How do I reload Windows on my Toshiba A215-S6816 laptop?  I have the recovery discs that the Geek Squad guys made for me.

 

thank you,

 

Ed Marshall

Copley, OH

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archie_civil
Posts: 335

Re: Reload Windows On Toshiba Satellite laptop?

1 insert disc one

2 shut down computer

3 hold down f12 and turn on computer

4 select CD/DVD and hit enter

 

or

 

1 insert disc one

2 shut down computer

3 hold C and turn on computer until you hear it beep 

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emarshbuck
Posts: 4

Re: Reload Windows On Toshiba Satellite laptop?

Ha!  sounds like "RTFM"....

 

OK, I've got Vista reloaded, and now the crazy laptop is running the "configuring the system" over and over and won't stop and let me log in....I can use Task Manager to kill the process, but the screen is completely dedicated to the "configuring the system" process....

 

aaarrrrgggghhhh!

 

thanks,

 

ed

 

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emarshbuck
Posts: 4

Re: Reload Windows On Toshiba Satellite laptop?

Found the problem.  Seems the "configuring the system"  " was in the Startup folder.  I was able to remove it using Windows Defender (tools).  but you have to be real quick to cancel the app when it starts up, otherwise it keeps going through the ugly process.

 

 

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archie_civil
Posts: 335

Re: Reload Windows On Toshiba Satellite laptop?

You cancelled it? okay if it works for you I guess its okay but ussually I would let the computer finish doing it as its driver installation and all other craps that if you stop it ussually cause problems. :smileyvery-happy: