Toshiba Machine Help [Closed]

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 Ceez -
Hello,
I followed the instructions on the forum, my machine beeps but it doesn't open any screen just keeps flashing the cursor and then i release and proceeds booting up. Nothing else happens. My laptop Crashed a few months ago due to lack of RAM while running with Windows 7. So, my friend did a factory reset and installed windows xp professional. All the drivers have been wiped and I cant connect to the internet, please help me out i cant seem to do anything with it. the model is "Toshiba Satellite A-135-S7404" Thanks alot.


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I don't understand "then i release and proceeds booting up"

Does it boot into Windows XP or not?

My suggestion is to get a restore DVD from Toshiba and reinstall Windows 7 or Vista. Toshiba may not support Windows XP on this model and you will find it hard to find drivers for the hardware. I assume you now have an unlicensed copy of XP and will run into problems with Microsoft I you ever connect to the Internet.

You may want to see this web page of information about your PC:
http://www.ehow.com/how_8753931_make-a135-s7404-run-faster.html

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What i mean by "release and proceeds" is i release the "0" key after it beeps, and instead of taking me to thescreen for factory reset it just begins to load my log in screen. I appreciate the advice once again. I'm almost positive i could figure a way to save it before i have to spend hundreds of dollars trying to find a recovery disk for vista online. (Windows nolonger sells vsita so i haven't been able to just buy a new copy) :( so if you could help me get a factory reset in that will at least get me omewhere. Thanks again for the advice
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OK - Now it makes some sense. The hidden backup partition was probably erased during the install of Windows 7 or Windows XP. So you do not have that option now. But, you can order recovery disk(s) directly from Toshiba for about $30. After a short search at the Toshiba support web site I found this link:

https://support.dynabook.com/support/navShell?cf=community_forumt5/System-Recovery-and-Recovery/Recovery-media/m-p/9148#U9148
Thanks, see what I meant? Gah i was hoping it wouldnt come to that.. But well at least i know the problem now. Thank you for the advice, lets hope I save my clunker.
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