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Hello i am having a problem and would love it if you could help me...

i recently had my computer reformatted...did not put any virus protection.. i forgot too... i know (stupid!)

i now was trying to reformat it again and the windows disc had an error and stopped.

when i tried again it now gets to the screen where i select the drive to reformat but it says the drivers are not installed.

i have a toshiba laptop and i have misplaced the disc for restore.

do i absolutely need that disc? toshibas factory one? or is there a way to go around it? If so can someone please help me?!

- Jenn
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To access the recovery partition do the following...

Power off the laptop.
Hold down the 0 (zero) key and turn the laptop on. Keep holding down the zero key until the TOSHIBA logo appears.
Start tapping the zero key repeatedly at this point.
Stop if the unit beeps or when the TOSHIBA logo disappears.
The screen should flash HDD RECOVERY MODE for a second and then it will load the Toshiba recovery program right from the hard drive.

Note that this erases all data, and reloads all factory default software.
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:) tried but it did not work... i held down the 0 but it just loaded to "insert system disk" as normal :"(

do all laptops have this>?
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More recent laptops do not come with recovery disk as it is on a partition on the HD.
The manufacturers do this to make the cost lower.
When you first get the laptop the instructions say to make a backup or recovery disk in case.
Since yours did not have this and you had a recovery cd then your options are:

Locate the disks or contact Toshiba and for a minimal amount they can send you a replacement set of recovery disks.
Usually runs about 35 to 40 dollars.
Always good to have a extra set just in cases like this.
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