Having problems with your Toshiba Satellite A45-S150 Notebook ?

New Hard Drive, system recovery problem

\015 We have a new hard drive in A45-S150 since the old one went out. Only one recovery cd came with the computer and it seems to be installing Windows 98 not XP Home like it had to begin with. It seems to install everything fine to a point but then tells you to take out the recovery cd and put in the systems disc. We only have one cd so what is the system's disc. Are there really two discs involved? Do we need to do something with the hard drive before we do the recovery cd? What are we missing or doing wrong?\015

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The systems disc is for the drivers and utilities, and, yes, there should have been two discs with the machine. The A45 is new enough that it should have come with an XP disc, not 98. I believe there was a mix up and you have the wrong disc. If you can get the operating system to load with the recovery disc you have, then you can get the drivers at the link below. Some two disc sets will not load an operational system unless you have both discs. Since you were running XP before, I don't think you're going to be happy with 98. I'm going to suggest that you purchase an XP disc, or contact Toshiba, and let them know that the wrong disc came with the machine, they might send you the right disc. If you do have to purchase an XP disc, simply load the system, then go to the link bellow and download the drivers. If you need any further assistance, feel free to ask.
The first disk sounds like it setting up the harddrive for use, as in formatting and setting the file table type. If that is correct then yes, you are a disk short, because now it is asking for the XP installation disk. I have two recovery disks with my Toshiba Satellite, do you not have the original disks that came with your laptop?
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