Reinstalling Windows® operating system in Toshiba® Satellite A500
Guidelines and methods for reinstalling Windows in Toshiba Satellite A500
The Toshiba Satellite A500 is designed for movies, games and other entertainment purposes. The Windows operating systems are light on the system resources and user friendly. The Toshiba Satellite A500 comes with a genuine Windows Vista Home Premium Edition. There are circumstances where reinstalling the operating system in the Toshiba Satellite A500 becomes necessary. Some of the common issues that can lead to the reinstallation of Windows are malware attacks that corrupt key system files, accidental deletion of system files and a faulty system susceptible to system crashes. In certain cases, hardware faults can also result in system failure which might require operating system reinstallation. Your new operating system can be reinstalled using a CD or downloaded from the Internet.
The following points are guidelines to reinstall Windows in Toshiba Satellite A500:
- File backup
- Malware removal
- Power supply
Before starting the reinstallation process you have to ensure that every file and folder, which might be needed later, should have a back up file. This can be done by writing the files to a CD or keeping it in a flash drive. For ease in reinstallation make partitions in the hard drive of your Toshiba Satellite A500 and use one of them for the operating system. So before reinstalling keep all the data in the other partition.
All malware needs to be removed from your Toshiba Satellite A500 before reinstalling any version of the Windows operating system. This includes scanning all the partitions of your Toshiba Satellite A500. Malware removal can be done either by running a virus scan on the hard disk or by formatting the hard disk partition. Some malware tend to interrupt the reinstallation process, thereby corrupting the operating system.
The reinstallation procedure of Windows can be time consuming, depending on the version of the Windows operating system being installed. The Toshiba Satellite A500 users need to ensure that an adequate amount of power is available throughout the process. Interrupting the reinstallation process can have disastrous effects on the system, like making the operating system corrupt and leaving your Toshiba Satellite A500 inoperable.