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 265 G Storage March 10, 2012 5:19:15 PM I would try installing Vista using the DELL CD and the Toshiba key. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Removing DVD from dead Toshiba laptop - small hole didnt do it Forum REVIVING DEAD GPU (oven trick)..... HELP Forum Unable to open files on external hd (from dell w/ dead mobo) with toshiba laptop Forum How to remove cd/dvd drive from dead toshiba laptop? Forum Toshiba Laptop HD dead??? Forum Cmos battery for toshiba l330d laptop if dead will it cause it not to boot up Forum Dead CPU? Updrade Toshiba Laptop CPU. Please Advise. Forum Reviving dead Dell 530 into HTPC - cheap Forum Repair / Recover Dead Toshiba 60GB Laptop HDD Forum Reviving the dead king Forum SolvedRevive Dead Memory Stick? Forum Solvedi got a toshiba hard drive, the problem is it totally dead. what can i do to fix it? please help me. Forum SolvedHow to tell if a laptop motherboard is dead. Forum SolvedBlack screen of death while gaming on a Toshiba laptop (Voltage regulator?) Forum SolvedToshiba laptop c55 Forum SolvedIs a gaming desktop/laptop completely dead when it's no longer possible to play on it? Forum SolvedNeed feedback - dead laptop - using Hard Disk Drive on new computer Forum SolvedProblem with my old toshiba laptop - Infinite short beeps at login. Forum Solvedmy laptop HDD got dead or corrupt need to recover data !! Forum Solvedtoshiba laptop hard drive replacement Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !