Reviving Dead Toshiba Laptop Tags: Hard Drives Laptops Toshiba Windows Vista Storage Last response: March 10, 2012 5:19 PM in Storage Share nshastry March 10, 2012 4:35:14 PM I need advice I have a Toshiba laptop (which ran Windows Vista), it's hard drive crashed (it's clicking and not doing anything) and now it is pretty much useless. I do not have any Toshiba recovery or OS disks I had a Dell Laptop which ran Windows Vista, however I have their OS disk, In addition I also have windows 7 OS disk Question: 1. If I buy a cheap external USB HDD, can I run the Dell Windows Vista CD on my Toshiba Laptop CD Drive, and load the OS on the USB HDD and make this work? 2. If I buy a HDD for Toshiba Laptop and insert the Dell CD will it work? 3. Should I buy a HDD for Toshiba laptop and just install windows 7 OS (I bought one to upgrade and never used it) Why am I doing this: Toshiba looks fine and I like the laptop, plus I am too cheap to buy a new laptop and spend $350+ Please advice Thanks More about : reviving dead toshiba laptop rolli59 a b D Laptop a c 236 G Storage March 10, 2012 5:19:15 PM I would try installing Vista using the DELL CD and the Toshiba key. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumToshiba Satellite A200 Random Shutdown ForumHow to remove cd/dvd drive from dead toshiba laptop ? ForumLaptop dead ; how to clear CMOS of Toshiba Satellite Pro 46.. ForumWorth reviving her? ForumReviving my old HP Omnibook 600C ForumBuying Laptop - need help w/ choice? ForumDead CPU? Updrade Toshiba Laptop CPU. Please Advise. ForumCmos battery for toshiba l330d laptop if dead will it cause it not to boot up ForumToshiba Laptop HD dead ??? ForumKeyboard's laptop dead , need help activate wifi. ForumDead Pixel or Stuck Pixel ForumLeft 4 Dead 2 Weird Fire ForumLaptop led screed dead pixel ForumDisplay driver has stopped responding and has recovered-Over and over. ForumToshiba Laptop Forum8800gtx dead , which replacment card recomended ForumFirst SSD advice? ForumTransfering old hard drive to new laptop ForumIs a toshiba hard drive compatible with a asus hard drive y/n ForumDell Inspiron Laptop hard drive BS, Unmountable boot volume More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !