Tecra 8100: Problem installing OS - no recovery CD


any body can help me?
I lost my laptop opperating system and I have problems, put it back, as I have no recovery disc just a windows 98 and windows xp disc.
When I try to install one of the computer off will go so far then stop.



You can order the CD from recovery of the Toshiba service partner in your country.
But generally, it should be possible to install the OS from the original CD of Microsoft. After this installation, you must install the drivers of Toshiba. The drivers, you can find on the page of the Toshiba driver.

But if it is not possible to install the original Microsoft OS, so there must be fault with HARD drive or the cd. Perhaps a scratch on the disc?
If the CD is ok so try to format the HARD drive completely. Also delete the partitions. And repeat the installation procedure.

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