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So I just ordered a new drive for my Toshiba laptop. I cannot for the life of me get windows or the restore disks to load they always just crash or stop halfway through. I have tired taking out a stick of ram different hard drives. Formatting the drive etc and etc. I don't have any bios options to change the Hard Drive settings just which order to boot. I have spent more than 4-5 hours on this am I missing something.

Does Toshiba encrypt there HD so you can only use the original? Is my cd drive bad?

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Go to the drive manufacturer's site and download their drive diagnostic. Roughly 2% of brand new drives may fail in the first year, and partial failure rates are much higher. –  Debra Jan 18 at 4:25
    
Drive is fine ran all tests and they passed :( –  ScottCooper27 Jan 18 at 18:11
    
Then the odds are pretty good that it's your CD. –  Debra Jan 20 at 19:37
    
tried new cd drive no luck –  ScottCooper27 Jan 23 at 2:12
    
also just updated the bios to newer version to see what would happend –  ScottCooper27 Jan 25 at 2:23

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Try using a Windows Install USB you can get the app here:

http://images2.store.microsoft.com/prod/clustera/framework/w7udt/1.0/en-us/Windows7-USB-DVD-tool.exe

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I tried that already and still no luck:( still shows missing windows files everytime –  ScottCooper27 Jan 18 at 4:12
    
Tried new cd drive and usb drive still no luck –  ScottCooper27 Jan 23 at 2:12

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