Posted 23 April 2007 - 03:16 PM
Hello everyone. First time to the site and first post. Great being here.
First off..a few weeks back I installed a trial verison of Vista on my laptop. I let it go its 14 days before I had to enter a product key. Over these 14 days, it caused alot of problems on my computer and do not wish to keep Vista on my system. I would like to go back to good ol XP. When I go boot up my computer and log in, it takes me a screen saying this is not a genuine version of windows and I need to go online to purchase a KEY. Well it give me internet explorer and that is all, nothing else is shown. No start button or taskbar. Well..since I haven't been able to find any one withhow to uninstall Vista, I decided I want to factory reset my computer, format and all and start over. All of my documents are saved on my external drive so there is nothing I need to keep.
So last week I went to command prompt and tried to format the harddrive that way, with no luck, it gave me some message about the partition being locked or something. So I wasn't able to do it that way. So I found my recovery disk. On the case it says to put it in the dvd/cd drive and start up my computer..why its starting up hold down the c button until it comes to the toshiba screen and then start the process. So I put it in my external drive, my internal one doesnt work so well, and I had problems, either it did nothing at all or it acts like it might and just says your computer wasnt shut down properly last time and asks me which mode I want to start up in. I can get my computer wiped clean for $160 bucks at the computer shop, but I think I can do this myself, or am I nuts? HELP PLEASE!