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Postby paramufay » Fri May 24, 2002 11:00 am

My daughter whom is at FSU in talahassee fla. just bought (read that dad just paid for) a used toshiba satellite laptop. The dweeb whom sold it to her had filled the HD up with XXX sites and porn. I told her to bring it home this weekend along with the recovery disk and I would clean the HD. In loading the car she dropped the recovery disk and then stepped on it. Needless to say its useless now. If anyone has this recovery cd for this toshiba I would be forever in thier debt if I could "borrow" it or a backup copy to reload the operating system and software. It used win ME. I will pay shipping both ways if someone could please help me out.

its a toshiba satellite laptop model#1755
part # PS170U-0008YH

thanks.....Mike
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Postby Aibohphobia » Fri May 24, 2002 11:31 am

Hmm.. no, I dont have one of those disks. Are you sure you actually need it though? I have never used one of the oem recovery disks, and I have repaired quite a few computers, one of them a Toshiba Satellite. Have you looked at the Toshiba website for if they will send you a replacement or not? http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais ... &x=20&y=19
You can find atleast the manual there for that. I think you don't really need the recovery disk, as Windows ME is of course the smelliest pile of dung M$ has ever created, and instead just install Windows 98 or whatever instead. All that should be needed is a boot disk with the CD-Rom driver, or if the bios supports cd-rom boot then a Win98 CD in drive.
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Postby paramufay » Fri May 24, 2002 12:01 pm

well thats true as I could just try loading win 98se or 2000 pro, but I feel like Im going to run into problems as win 98 does not have the drivers for all the system devices not to mention the drivers needed for
dvd cd rom
rage mobility agp
intel 82371 ab/eb pci bus master controler
usb human interface device
texas instrument pci 1420 card bus controller
crystal sound fusion cm 4281 wdm audio
lucent wdm communication device
just to name a few problems that may crop up

the recovery disk would prevent most if not all reloading OS/software problems.

I could probley buy a new disk from toshiba but being as im retired and on SS and have 2 daughters in school my money is tight to say the least. I thought perhaps one of my tech pals might help me out.
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Postby Aibohphobia » Fri May 24, 2002 12:25 pm

It should be simple to make your own recovery disk then, by simply downloading all the drivers for the devices and placing them on disks. It'd be faster than finding someone who has the disk and mailing it back and forth. You'd probably only have to download the simple Audio, Video, and Modem drivers for it, and they are on the Toshiba website.
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Postby datektrader21 » Fri May 24, 2002 12:50 pm

Or you could upgrade her to windows XP then you won't need a driver disk at all as XP has every driver imaginable :!: and in my opinion and the opinion of many others is far more stable and better equipped than any other widows operating system to date. The cost of the upgrade CD is well worth it when it comes to avoiding the headache of finding drivers for all your devices. :)
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Postby Aibohphobia » Fri May 24, 2002 12:59 pm

well, windows xp is an option, but the laptop will not run as fast with XP as with 98. and in the end your paying a hundred or so bucks for a driver disk. I'd just download the drivers once, and stay with 98 :wink:
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Postby datektrader21 » Fri May 24, 2002 1:20 pm

edited for content: windows 98 se is probably the best choice
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Postby Aibohphobia » Fri May 24, 2002 5:35 pm

datektrader how about you research before you comment, windows xp has higher cpu, video, ram requirements than 98. he has 64mb of sdram with a celeron 700mhz, so all of the background programs xp runs would be a major hindrance, as the recommended ram of xp is what like 512mb[many people here suggest 512mb for maximum efficiency versus 256 for windows 98se]. so, in benchmark performance here the 98 would win, but of course 98 always wins when it comes to games :P
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Postby Wyrm73 » Fri May 24, 2002 5:53 pm

Datek and Peter need to play nice. :( And the recommended minimum RAM for XP is 128 MB. 64MB is supported, just not recommended.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/evaluation/sysreqs.asp
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Postby datektrader21 » Fri May 24, 2002 6:03 pm

its the heat its like 100 degrees here in the desert blame the heat. though we are getting carried away i apoligize paramufay for posting confusing information that was probbly not the best solution for him. :( :oops: :(
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