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I have a 4 year old Toshiba A40 Satellite and sometimes it doesn't recognize usb devices and cd's or has problems installing stuff. It's running windows server 2003 with the workstation 'patch'.

Any idea's/recommendations?
post #2 of 12
when was the last install? Could just be a messy install...
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post #3 of 12
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Twas about 1 or 2 years ago
post #4 of 12
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Should I install a new OS
All my parents do with it is,
surf the net, pictures, email.
post #5 of 12
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should I tell them to get a Mac?
post #6 of 12
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can anyone help me, kinda urgent :/
post #7 of 12
Calm down, You are also only allowed one bump a day. Anyway i would try reinstalling the OS. Failing that i would suggest they get a new laptop.
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what did you do last thing before it messed up? did you defrag?

And... Did you tried use "my computer" and wizard?

If not, then install OS again.
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I would try installing the operating system again before doing anything drastic.
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post #10 of 12
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alright thanks a lot, backing up data now rep+ to all above if it works
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