no recovery disk please help

  Rocker 21:32 13 Apr 2006

hi i got a toshiba Tecra 8100 laptop but have lost the recovery disk i have a windows 98 disk but cant install becouse i cant boot from the windows boot disk as my fdd is usb and the laptop wont boot from it. do anyone know where i can buy a recovery disk from for this laptop manythanks.

  woodchip 21:53 13 Apr 2006

Have you been into BIOS and set it to boot from USB floppy. Mine boots from it

  woodchip 21:55 13 Apr 2006

What is the Operating System on the Laptop

  Rocker 22:19 13 Apr 2006

woodchip i looked in the BIOS but cant see it anyware its windows 98se

  woodchip 22:23 13 Apr 2006

Right in BIOS can you see a Page to set the computer to Boot from the CD as first boot device? second should be HD try booting with the Win98se CD and if it does run setup over it's self. This will leave your files intacked, but should make it as it will run. You need the Key there may be one on the Laptop, if not it should be on the book that came with Win98se CD

  Rocker 22:27 13 Apr 2006

thanks woodchip it booted from cd but is there a way a can format the hdd first

  woodchip 22:30 13 Apr 2006

Yes from the CD
If you can get it it to go to just D:\ gthen type Format C: so that it looks like this

D:\>Format C:

  Rocker 22:36 13 Apr 2006

thanks woodchip ok ill have go tomorrow i let you know how it goes

  woodchip 23:44 13 Apr 2006

We all do it, and there is no one worse than me at it

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