Toshiba satellite a200-1AI - is there an easy to reload vista on it? Like is there an f11 key that invokes all files from another partition?

Toshiba satellite a200-1AI
- is there an easy to reload vista on it?  Like is there an f11 key that invokes all files from another partition and makes life a bit easier?

Also if I have to load vista fresh - anyone know where the drivers are.

Thanks.
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PUNKYCommented:
Drivers are in the link:

http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/su/su_sc_modItemList.jsp?moid=1854877&rpn=PSAF4U&ct=DL&BV_SessionID=@@@@1510764198.1202435788@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccccadedfhggfljcgfkceghdgngdgnj.0

If you want install Vista, let  install it and then after finish installation, check in device manager see if any hardware that needs drivers, then go the link above to download.

Do you have recovery disk that comes with system? You will also need to check the laptop for recovery partition, if so you can use it when need to restore system.
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wordedAuthor Commented:



I see two partitions - but cant boot into windows.
I dont know of any F Function key to initiate a recovery

Theres a huge amount of different drivers on that URL..  where to start after checking the device manager after reloading windows ...........?
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wordedAuthor Commented:

No recovery disk.  Just a generic MS vista disc.  Dont think thats going to have all drivers / tosh utils
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PUNKYCommented:
Try this: Power down your laptop, hold down the 0 key, and power it back up. If done correctly (if your lappy has the recovery partition) you should be able to boot into the recovery partition on your Toshiba laptop to set everything straight.
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wordedAuthor Commented:


Just hearing stuck key beeping - followed by safe mode etc .....

Looking like the MS disk followed by a load of wasted time downloading loads of drivers / some for this laptop / some for half a dozen others that wont work on this one.

Shame on you Toshiba.

Although - well done MS,  Vista is a load of rubbish and should provide lost of work for the future.

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natrat22Commented:
Just a followup - the Press 0 to reach the recovery partition options does work but you have to be holding it while you press the power button.  You can let go during post when it starts to beep but it loaded up the recovery partition options for me after that.
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