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 260 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 Toshiba Satellite A200 Random Shutdown Forum How to remove cd/dvd drive from dead toshiba laptop ? Forum Laptop dead ; how to clear CMOS of Toshiba Satellite Pro 46.. Forum Worth reviving her? Forum Reviving my old HP Omnibook 600C Forum Buying Laptop - need help w/ choice? Forum Dead CPU? Updrade Toshiba Laptop CPU. Please Advise. Forum Cmos battery for toshiba l330d laptop if dead will it cause it not to boot up Forum Toshiba Laptop HD dead ??? Forum Keyboard's laptop dead , need help activate wifi. Forum Dead Pixel or Stuck Pixel Forum Left 4 Dead 2 Weird Fire Forum Laptop led screed dead pixel Forum Display driver has stopped responding and has recovered-Over and over. Forum Toshiba Laptop Forum 8800gtx dead , which replacment card recomended Forum First SSD advice? Forum Transfering old hard drive to new laptop Forum Is a toshiba hard drive compatible with a asus hard drive y/n Forum Dell Inspiron Laptop hard drive BS, Unmountable boot volume Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !