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I've been asked to fix a Toshiba laptop that has no rescue disks and has a corrupted XP partition. The harware seems to be working fine as I'm posting this off an Ubuntu LiveCD. One of my housemates has an XP Home Rescue disk but it's from a Dell desktop. The licensing is not an issue because the Toshiba already has an OEM key, but am I able to use the Dell disk to at least get the XP parition repaired and working properly again?
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It's worth a try, but sometimes they won't take.
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I've tried this before on a Sony laptop as it was the same situation. The computer would not take the disc simply because it was a different model, but in the same family.

Do you have access to another XP OEM disc besides Toshiba? Toshiba restore discs are usually a 2 pack and have many more resources.
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I may give it a try, but the girl has found herself "too busy" to come by and see what's wrong with her laptop, so I think I'm going to be "too busy" to fix it. I'll recommend that solution though.
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