Re: Satellite P300 - replacement HARD drive with no recovery discs

Hi all

I came to the conclusion that my HARD drive has failed. (PXE-E61error) now seeks to replace.

Unfortunately I didn't create a recovery CD, and even if I did, my windows (label) key is unreadable.

He comes, if I replace the HARD drive, to buy a new copy of windows, can I simply start from the CD, install windows on the new HARD disk, and then install the drivers from the Web from Toshiba site or what I need to buy recovery CD?

Model - PSPCCA-05Y01Y

I had to spend an hour or so scouring Google and the forum, but to no avail.

Thanking you in advance for your help.


Yes, you can do it. Install the version of Windows. All the drivers, tools and utilities that you can download from the Toshiba support page -

This machine has been delivered with Vista, but I recommend you to install Win7. It works perfectly and very stable on this machine.

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