Since you have saved your data, you can take a breath now.
You might as well play with Vista some more if it is running, is it?
If you have a restore partition, you may be able to restore your laptop from
that. See if you can find a user manual for you machine on google. I
havn't done this, so I'm not sure how to do it.
Other wise, you will have to get an XP boot disk. Someone on another thread
suggested that you might be able to get them from Toshiba. Since every
laptop comes with an operating system, they shouldn't be charging you for
the operating system, only for the replacement disk.. If they will sell
them to you, it should be cheaper than buying a retail Windows XP package
from a store.
"Daniel Woo" <DanielWoo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> I have already have saved data on my mp3 player. I use it to save
> things on it. So the alternative to this issue for laptop users is to buy
> use the XP boot cd?
> "Todd" wrote:
> > I agree with the preceeding poster and would only add that you need to
> > your data if you can. You can use one of the repair CDs, or one of the
> > Linix bootable CDs such as Knopix.
> > Todd
> > "Richard in AZ" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > news:e%23CPJTyjGHA.456@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> > > Asking a Windows Operating System to do a reformat on the operating
> > is like asking it to commit
> > > suicide. It just will not do it.
> > > You are going to have to buy an XP disk, either from a store or from
> > Toshiba.
> > > You will also need drivers from Toshiba for the motherboard, the sound
> > card, the video card, the
> > > modem, etc.
> > > Then set the BIOS to boot first from the CD drive.
> > > With the XP disk in the CD, start the computer and follow the
> > directions.
> > > (A restore disk from Toshiba, would be the easiest solution, but a
> > disk is a better tool for
> > > future repair)
> > > This is called live and learn.
> > >
> > > "Daniel Woo" <DanielWoo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > news:50CEE3DC-085F-4C74-ABDE-A2B7DC111FD5@microsoft.com...
> > > > I've tried looking for it in the add/remove program and its not
> > I've
> > > > went to my computer and right clicked it and clicked format and a
> > came
> > > > up and said that i couldn't format because "vista" was currently on
> > C:/
> > > > drive and i can't format. I don't have a XP boot cd. I never had
> > i
> > > > ever had any problems with my Toshiba Laptop i would restore it. I
> > > > serious help. If anyone can give me a guide i've be pleased.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >