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Old 02-26-2013, 06:02 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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My sons friend has a Toshiba laptop he wants me to buy! BUT last week he took it back to Factory cause of popup ads he couldnt get rid of! When he went to use the Recovery Disc they didnt work. Now has no OP System on it. Took to shop they said for $80 they could put the OP System on. Hes already tried that 3 times with the Recovery Disc! I dont get it what are they able to do he cant? What else could be wrong with it?

Hes Homeless & jobless they offered him $30 for parts... He want me to buy it for $50 I willing BUT dont need a Big headache. IF it can be fixed for the $80 I think be worth it. Scared might be more to it tho!
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Sounds like the shop is just going to use a generic Windows Xp disc and then use the code on the Windows sticker. Common practice.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:16 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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hummm So how will that work IF its not reading its own recovery disc? My son is aftaid its got HD or a DVD DR problems....

BTW its 4 yrs old had Vista on it!
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:35 PM
 
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hummm So how will that work IF its not reading its own recovery disc? My son is aftaid its got HD or a DVD DR problems....

BTW its 4 yrs old had Vista on it!
They'll use their own USB DVD drive or bootable flash drive if the onboard DVD isn't working. If the hard drive is bad, just junk it. I wouldn't pay $50 for a working 4 year old Vista laptop. Without being working, well......
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:58 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Can I put the Recovery Disc that came with it On a Flash Drive to re-boot it?
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:22 PM
 
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Can I put the Recovery Disc that came with it On a Flash Drive to re-boot it?
Its not as simple as copying it to the flash drive.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:30 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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ugh WHY? Sorry... This is bugging me lol
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:33 PM
 
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ugh WHY? Sorry... This is bugging me lol
You need to make the device bootable.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:36 PM
 
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How do you make it Bootable?
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:56 PM
 
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If the laptop has a restore partition in the hard drive you can try what they talk about here (what Ambucias wrote in post #2)...


Restoring toshiba laptop to factory settings [Solved] | Kioskea
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