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Toshiba Satellite

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by afpenn, Jul 27, 2008.

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  1. afpenn

    afpenn Thread Starter

    Jul 27, 2008
    MY friend has a Toshiba Satellite A75-S209 laptop, the hard drive has died, I have found one online for him, but we have no recovery disk from Toshiba to install the OS on the new hard drive, question is where can I find one? If he has to buy Windows, he might as well buy a new laptop. Also how difficult is a hard drive installation in a laptop. I have done this in a desktop.

    Thanks in advance for any help.:)
  2. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    You might be able to order the Recovery discs from Toshiba for a small fee.

    Most laptops now require the user to make their own discs when they purchase the system and the re is a recovery partition on the drive.

    P.S. Windows is considerably cheaper then a new laptop. And you should have a Windows license number on the bottom of the laptop so the worse case scenrio is that you have to get a regular Windows CD, do an install and download all the drivers, but you'd lose some of the Toshiba pre-installed software.
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    Sep 9, 2001
    afpen: On the bottom of the laptop, you will find a screw with, perhaps, an HDD icon-looks like a drum. Remove that screw/s and slide the HDD out.
    The HDD may have an adaptor mounted on it. SAVE the adaptor to place on your new HDD and slide the new HDD into the slot, secure it with the screw/s and you're set.

    I looked at Toshiba's support site but found no mention of a replacement OS disk.
    However, they have a chat link on the site you could use to find out if the disk is available.

    If you have a MS XP disk, you can use it to reinstall the OS. You will probably have to activate the OS after it is installed. This is no big deal.
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