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Lost HDD2 when downgrading from Vista Business to XP pro on Toshiba Satellite P300

Q: Lost HDD2 when downgrading from Vista Business to XP pro on Toshiba Satellite P300

Hi guys,

Just want to find out how to get my computer to register the HDD2 (D: drive). I followed the provided instructions from Toshiba for downgrading to XP from Vista. The sheet said to select any option other than return to out of box state or maintain current partition. So I chose the only other option available.......which was remove the partition or something like that. Now I have 2 hard drives totalling 500Gb, but only one drive registers. What is the best way to sort this out......

Appreciate the help!!!
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Problem: let me give you an overview of my laptop.... It was very slow until recently I did a system restore ... It is a laptop with fans that rev all the time and has the ability to overheat and shutoff once the laptop gets to about 105 degrees celsius.
My problem today is that I cannot boot the computer past the BIOS ... all the components within the boot menu fail to boot... These consist of in order of my boot settings.

1. P1-Toshiba MK5055GSX
3. Floppy
4. Realtek Boot Agent
When I clicked to try boot the Realtek Boot Agent an error message came up 18.08.14.jpg?dl=0

When I press enter on each of these in the boot menu the tells me the part has failed. Please Help me I would like to fix this issue.

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koesherbacon said:

My questions are:

I. One or more of my USB ports are USB 3.0. How do I determine which are USB 2.0 and which are high-speed USB 3.0?Click to expand...

not hard, but mapping which slot on the box is v2 - v3 was my issue

II. Is there any reason that my BIOS won?t allow me to upgrade from my current 1TB HDD to a 2TB HDD I just bought and received in the mail?Click to expand...

that would work BUT you need a fresh install and don't forget the system drivers

III. What?s the best way for me to clone my current 1TB HDD onto my new 2TB HDD? I have a number of Disk utility apps on my computer already, but if you recommend something else, I?ll use it instead. Once it?s cloned, do I have to do anything special in order to get it to work? Or can I simply swap out the HDDs and it?ll boot right up? If I'm planning on cloning my current Windows 8.1 and putting some Linux distros on it, in what order should I clone & install?Click to expand...

This solves the prior question - - clone it. I would clone anyway possible and after the fact, resize the C: partition

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not user replaceable means what it says - - it's sodered to the MB and there may not even be slots for memory

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matrix86 said:

(everyone always says stay away from OEM coolers...go after market)Click to expand...

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I'm going to have your thread moved to a more appropriate forum. Please stay subscribed.

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Are there any yellow exclamation points in the device manager?
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A:Screen going black on Toshiba Satellite L755-S5216

A laptop repair person can fix this for you. It could be a bad LCD panel
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I have an old Toshiba Satellite M45-S331 with a Pentium M 730 CPU (1.6Ghz). I think the Pentium M series of processors went up to something like 2.2Ghz. I was going to give it to my daughter (10 yr) to play with, but I wondered if I could upgrade the CPU. The 730 has a 533 FSB which I think is the fastest FSB these processors came with and it is a socket 479 which I also think was the only socket used for these processors. Looking at Wiki, the core voltage is the same for the 533 FSB units (1.26?1.356 V) up until model 760 (2.0Ghz). After that, the core voltages go to 1.26?1.404 V. Would it be possible to upgrade to a 760 or higher?

Sorry if this is a duplicate post, I didn't see my first post on the forum.

A:Toshiba M45-S331 CPU upgrade possible?

yes i beleive you can their are 2 types of laptop socket one is like a normal pc mobo soccket and the other is pinless were the cpu is soldered onto the board if this is the case it may not be worth it as you are likely to do more damage than good
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daughter gave me Toshiba tablet,How do I go about changing the registration on it?

A:Transfer registration to new owner on Toshiba tablet

Call Toshiba support...
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I have a 2 years old Toshiba which was working perfectly last night. This morning when I turned it on, nothing happened. The power light is on as well as the battery one. I tried taking the battery out, and also the hard drive, I also tried turning it off and on several times...nothing! now I took the battery off and plugged it so it would work on the charger, but still nothing. Do I have hopes?

A:My Satellite L350 died :(

Hard to say. You need to have a qualified tech take a quick look at it... it may require a new motherboard, or some work on that one.
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Hi all mrs got a toshiba satelite and on wireless and even through ethernet we keep getting message when trying to connect to the internet saying re dialling or re connecting what could be the cause of this . is it something like wireless card faulty or network connections all gone wrong i dont want to fiddle with it till i get some advice please thanks all

A:Toshiba Satellite keeps saying reconnecting/dialling when I try to go online

Could be anything... model, age, setup, operating system... need for a re-installed or upgraded driver, hard drive failing, defective component... defective wireless modem... wireless device that is too close to a wall or other interference...
First, you might try downloading and re-installing the drivers... then try installing another hard drive, if you have one handy... That will be one way to test your current installation...