I'm trying to install a new OS into the notebook (Toshiba NB505-508GN). It doesn't help that I forgot the password to log in. (I tried booting in Safe Mode, it doesn't do that either. The only 2 modes are "Fast" and "Normal." It is set for Normal.)
I formatted a USB with a reset software, Ophrac or something. The thumb drive, even though it showed up in the port, and I chose it, then saved and exited, at boot-up it went right into the normal sequence of booting.
Same exact thing with the installed OS thumb drive. I tried all 3 ports, it made no difference. It's like having XP cemented into it, it's crazy.
Any ideas what else I can try, or what I might be doing wrong?
Could all 3 ports be malfunctioning? Do they need drivers installed? That's too bad because I can't get into it the machine to do that.
Also, in the Set-up I was able to create new passwords, for User, Superuser, and HDD/SDD. None of these passwords I created have any bearing on my login which is still a mystery. I tried all 3 passwords, none of them worked.
So, just to recap, the farthest I ever got in terms of changing anything is the Set-up menu. I am not really familiar with any of this and tried to figure it out the best I could, including that FDD is connected somehow to USB, but I am truly stumped now.