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Hi, sorry I've just been for a bite to eat.
So, to summarise - run the two recovery cd's from Toshiba, then use this first hyperlink off a cd then the iso cd?
what about if I get a replacement HDD (ssd) is it a straightforward job of installing the drive then what? run the recovery cd's again? this is something I've never had to do before.
Please note - the poweriso website has been blocked by my pc as an unsafe site. Are you saying its ok? I was intending putting both fils on one cd
I've just ordered a new ssd
Hi I've burned the file to a disc, checked it on my other pc and then put it in the Toshiba.
No joy. Plugged into the internet too to ensure it can download - but it just goes through the cycle of boot up. It wont change to boot from the cd drive - or when I change it to that, and boot up next time I look its defaulted back to the hadr drive.
yes I saved and exited.
So you think its the motherboard that's the problem?
it boots from the cd with the recovery discs but not from the cd with the iso file.
im letting it run with the recovery discs
I already did when I'd burned it. 544MB. checked it again
Im trying re burning it using with different software. I used the windows program - this time I'm using Power2Go.
I burned directly to disc from my Download file (W7). I haven't used the poweriso - do I need to?
power2go has burned it correctly - 4 folders and 7 files, put it in the Toshiba and it won't run even when ive set it to boot from the cd. just goes to the same dos start up screen with options - safe mode, s/m with networking, etc.
just get a dos screen as it runs through the files, then a splash screen with Toshiba then back to the original screen with the dos script with the same 5 choices safe mode, s/m with networking, etc
In the Boot tab:
I can change the boot order to CD/DVD, go to Exit and Save changes and Exit (or F10) - but it then goes back to the original start up screen, if I then go back into the BIOS and its returned to HDD
how do I do that? the order is fixed isn't it? you just highlight it and save the change?
ive done it. just trying to boot up.
no luck the cd is whirring but not reading - just goes back to the start screen
got as fae as the Pre boot execution environment, then DHCP tries, then it exits the disc
not an error as such - the DHCP runs for about 30 sec, then it says PXE-MOF, the exiting PXE ROM
A connection or the actual hard drive?
ok I can check out connections but the ssd will be here tmrw.
your system is strange. I replied to this saying i'll have to cancel it as its sata. has this not come through?
thanks, ***** *****!
yes, I know the difference - I completely forgot that laptops are generally IDE in the older models! Looking on ebuyer they don't seem to supply 2.5 IDE drives at all. so its going to have to be ebay or other sources. I do wonder if its worth spending on it. Shame, it was a nice compact size.