I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop (M45-S2692) with XP Home Edition ( I think)
The laptop kept restarting frequently, after running virus scans/ spyware scans etc... nothing seemed to fix the problem so I decided to revert the hard drive back to factory settings.
I did what the instructions said, but the OS would never reinstall, it would just get to a certain point and hang. I've researched this problem for hours and hours and have found people with the exact same problem, but as far as I can tell, no solution has been found. The excellent folks at Toshiba support forums answer was to take it to an authorized repair shop, or have one of their support team lend a helpful hand for $30 an hour. I shouldn't have this problem in the first place so I'll be goddamned if I'm going to pay $30 and hour to be led around in circles.
The laptop didn't come with any discs at all (bought brand new), the only way to reinstall the OS is to use the partition included on the drive., which simply won't work.
I did a memory test on it yesterday and everything checked out o.k. , I'm not sure what to do next.
Is there anyway to install a version of Windows to get the laptop up and running again? I already paid for the OS that was included on the laptop so shelling out cash for another OS isn't likely to happen.
Here is a post I'm quoting from a website where someone seemed to have the exact same problems I"m having-
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Any advice or suggestions would be great, basically all I want is to install an operating system on the laptop and get it to work again.