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Alright im going to try and have this make as much sense as possible. I have a Toshiba Satellite A-205 laptop computer. It was originally my friends but since it broke he didn't try to fix it, bring it to somebody or anything else so he just gave it to me since it was no use to him anymore. Along with the laptop he gave me the charger and two "Toshiba recovery and applications/drivers media" disks. Ive tried many things on those disks and they havent done anything. I was recently told to download "Gparted" so I did, I burnt it as an image onto a cd. I stuck the cd in the laptop and all that fast white text started going rapidly down my screen. But before any of that happened I chose "GParted-liveCD 0.3.4-11 (auto-configuration)". Im not sure if thats what i should have done because in that list it included many other things like "Force VESA driver, Force 1740 Driver, etc" But anyways, I chose the auto-configuration one. It asked me my language and all that stuff and I finally got to the program screen. and now im stuck I have no idea what to do. I turned my computer off and stuck in my sisters vista re installation disk it says that no drivers could be found or something. Please help as soon as possible ive been trying to get this computer to work for a while. Heres a video I made to show exactly what I did. By the way, im not worried about losing any data.
I'm not sure of the recovery process and what keys you have to select for a Toshiba. The manual should tell you http://www.csd.toshiba.com
why won't my laptop work?
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Posted 15 June 2008 - 07:33 PM
As I recall, with the Toshiba, you've got to insert the DVD and then turn the system off. Press and hold the "C" key and turn on the system. Once you see the Toshiba logo you should be able to let go and follow the prompts to reinstall the image.
If that doesn't work, turn the system on and tap F12 repeatedly until it says it's entering the Boot Device selection menu. Then select to boot from the DVD (with the disk in the DVD drive) and press Enter.
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