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Please Help: Big Computer Problems!!!

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6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
Basically this is the story

I have a Toshiba Satellite L300-1AQ

My laptop recently had a hardware failure and was not allowing me to boot it up. Therefore, i decided to re-install vista, not realising that my laptop did not come with a vista cd as it was pre-installed on my laptop. So, i have accidentally installed vista, that is meant for Dell laptops only, onto my Toshiba Laptop.

Also i do not have any recovery discs. Does anyone know how i can restore my laptop to its original settings. Please
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6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
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#1
so is it not working?
#2
best thing to do is get a copy of Vista, download one if needs be.

Install it, then download drivers etc off the toshiba wesbite
#3
vengod
so is it not working?


oh yh forgot to mention

it works..but i can not gain access to the internet as it says i need drivers from the original windows os... there are also other problems...sorry if i am confusing anyone
#4
strike
best thing to do is get a copy of Vista, download one if needs be.

Install it, then download drivers etc off the toshiba wesbite


Will any copy of vista do or does it have to be specific?? :thumbsup:
#5
Driver page

Save what you need to a USB drive and copy it over.

Essentially what you need is:
LAN driver
Wireless lan driver
Display adapter
Chipset driver
Audio (multimedia?) driver

Download the files from the site and then run them on the laptop. Should be fine. Anything else you need, check the site i quoted.

Edit: Just as a side note, if you installed a new OS over your old one, getting anything back will be a pain. If you lost documents/pictures it might be worth trying to go down a file recovery route, but if all you lost was settings etc just carry on with a fresh install. Also vista sucks, upgrade to Win7 :p
#6
no need to download another copy of Vista, just go the the Tosh website (on another pc if you have one or get a mate to do it) and download the drivers, install them, jobs a goodun
if you are still in warenty tosh may mail you a disk with them on
#7
MarkyB
Driver page

Save what you need to a USB drive and copy it over.

Essentially what you need is:
LAN driver
Wireless lan driver
Display adapter
Chipset driver
Audio (multimedia?) driver

Download the files from the site and then run them on the laptop. Should be fine. Anything else you need, check the site i quoted.

Edit: Just as a side note, if you installed a new OS over your old one, getting anything back will be a pain. If you lost documents/pictures it might be worth trying to go down a file recovery route, but if all you lost was settings etc just carry on with a fresh install. Also vista sucks, upgrade to Win7 :p


Ropster
no need to download another copy of Vista, just go the the Tosh website (on another pc if you have one or get a mate to do it) and download the drivers, install them, jobs a goodun
if you are still in warenty tosh may mail you a disk with them on


thanks for the help guys really appreciate it..will give it a go and see what happens

:thumbsup:
#8
Try restarting it while holding down the 0 number key ,If you havent deleted the recovery partition you may still be able to reinstal everything as new,
#9
tonyg1962
Try restarting it while holding down the 0 number key ,If you havent deleted the recovery partition you may still be able to reinstal everything as new,


hi

Do you mean hold 0 while the laptop is starting up again..or hold 0 as soon as i click restart :thumbsup:
#10
CFC_Mark
hi

Do you mean hold 0 while the laptop is starting up again..or hold 0 as soon as i click restart :thumbsup:


while restarting just keep tapping 0
#11
Right

Can't thank you guys enough..i have restored my laptop to its orginal settings and all is good

One last thing. Does anyone know any free data recovery tools?

Thanks once again.

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