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Toshiba Laptop XP Reinstall


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#1 harvlake

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 01:23 AM

Hi All, I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop. It keeps on restarting once it gets to the first XP screen. I have run a memory test, and it seems to work fine. Safe mode does the same thing. I have a XP home cd, tried to load it, but it wants to go directly to re-install. Doesn't give the opportunity for a repair, except using the Recovery Console.

I'm pretty sure my problem is, I don't have the original OEM disk. Now on to my question. I assume, I will need to reinstall windows with a new purchased disk. Is there any problem using a general XP home disk with a laptop? I know, that once I have the software installed, I will need to load the drivers from the Toshiba web site.

Any Suggestions, would be appreciated.

Thanks
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Posted 02 December 2008 - 02:35 AM

Hi harylake,

Just out of curiosity, if you're purchasing a new copy, why not pro? There isn't any problem running xp on a Toshiba Satellite.

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 09:28 AM

You don't need the original OEM/boxmaker CD to do a repair of an existing install.

You need a CD containing a copy of the O/S which is currently on the system and that CD must contain the same level of SPs which your system has installed (if the system has XP thru SP2, then the CD used must also run thru SP2).

You need to use the license key which applies to your original system.

<<I have a XP home cd...>>

Is this a genuine CD issued by Microsoft which you purchased...or is this a restore/recovery CD which came with your Toshiba?

A MS CD should present you with the Recovery Console and the repair options.

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 09:36 AM

so, when you try to boot to safe mode, it doesnt list all the drivers it tries to load?

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 09:57 AM

It does list them. Then it asks if I'm sure I want to load one, no matter what I choose, it restarts.

Thanks for the help.
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Posted 02 December 2008 - 10:00 AM

Which one does the system stop on?

If I'm not understanding...apologies :thumbsup:.

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 11:10 PM

When I start in Safe Mode, I get the listing of software that is loading. I am given the choice of loading SPTD.sys. It doesn't matter what I choose, I get a restart. It comes back to the listing of modes to start in.

thanks

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 11:13 PM

SPTD.sys

It would seem your computer setup doesn't like daemon tools.

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 11:24 PM

Uh, thanks. Any Suggestions? :thumbsup:

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 12:11 AM

allright.... back from the jamaican forums returns this..(with some added because you cannot currently boot) go grab a live cd of some sort (ubuntu is recommended because it supports ntfs out of the box) mount your disk drive (once you get the hdd mounted, you can stop reading that) then navigate to System32\Drivers\ find and rename sptd.sys to sptd.bak

close nautilus file manager (the file explorer)

you should now be able to restart into windows.

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after doing so, UNINSTALL DAEMON TOOLS AND DELETE SPTD.BAK

Edited by Michael-Anthony, 03 December 2008 - 12:13 AM.


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Posted 03 December 2008 - 12:19 AM

and if you must run iso's without burning them, use winimage, once installed:

To manually install FileDisk drivers, you need:
- Copy the driver (filedisk.sys) to %systemroot%\system32\drivers\.
- Optionally edit filedisk.reg for automatic/manually start and number of devices.
- Import filedisk.reg to the Registry.
- Reboot.

you can then open iso's with winimage, and mount them once opened.

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 12:32 AM

STOP THE PRESSES!! I've always wanted to say that! I have my computer up and running! Here is what I did.

Popped a windows XP CD in and went to the Recovery Console. (First time I used it)
typed in Fixboot c:
Exit

Voila! Started up.

I got the idea on this page:
http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-...11-6031733.html

Thanks for the help. I'm updating the computer, AV and such. I'll let you know if it doesn't continue to work.
Harv

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 12:35 AM

I would still advise against using daemon tools, as a lot of people have had problems with SPTD.sys winimage and virtual clone drive are two that i use

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 12:38 AM

ok, how do I get rid of it?

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 10:01 AM

http://www.daemon-tools.cc/dtcc/f26/my-sys...-sptd-sys-6828/

that page details how to remove the offending file. you can remove the rest of the program by going to the start menu > programs > daemon tools > uninstall




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