Please can anyone help me with getting my laptop working again, ?, I installed a new ssd drive after my laptop stopped working, I backed up my laptop to a usb drive before the swap,now I cannot get it to work,i changed the boot order but all I see on screen is insert dvd,I don’t have a disk, I up graded to windows 10 a while back, I tried EAseUp cloning tool but no joy,thanks in advance for any help .
Use the link from AroundAgain to create an installation dvd. Then you will probably need to create an EFI partition on the new SSD before installing W10. Alternatively try booting in Legacy rather than UEFI if there is that option in the BIOS
Re-installing Windows 10 isn't as daunting as it seems, if that's of any consolation to you. You will need the drivers, though, so might be worth contacting the 'makers' of your laptop to ask where to get them from. You should be able to download them
What I discovered recently was that although you need a 'clean' usb drive/Flash drive/Memory stick etc (min 8Gb) for the Windows 10 iso you can get via the link I gave you, if you then put the file containing the drivers on the flash drive, the installation will find the necessary drivers instead of you having to install them after Windows.
Obviously, you will then have some updates to install and all your programs.
Do post back if you have any problems or questions. Be good to know how you get on
Update, Thanks for your help, I managed to update windows 10, all my icons returned on screen, I am going to address getting everything onto my blank ssd drive, I downloaded Toshiba driver update, (it is quite old now) and see how I get on, many thanks AroundAgain, Thomas.