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Reinstalling Software - Panasonic Toughbook CF-73 Series Operating Instructions Manual

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Reinstalling Software

When reinstall procedure is performed, the contents of the hard disk will be erased. Be sure to back up any critical data that is
on your hard disk before running the reinstall procedure.
The reinstall procedure will return the computer to its original condition.
• If you have created partitions for data, the data may be erased or become corrupt as a result of the reinstall procedure.
Before Reinstallation
Preparing
You will need the followings:
• Product Recovery CD-ROM and CD drive
• If it was necessary to create backup disks ("Create Backup Disks for Reinstallation" on page 14), you will need the
backup disks (e.g., FIRSTAID FD) and the floppy disk drive.
The operation of reinstallation takes about 20 - 30 minutes.
Important
Before the reinstallation procedure, remove all peripherals (except for the CD drive).
Be sure the AC adaptor is connected until the reinstallation procedure is completed.
Reinstalling
1 Turn the computer off and set the CD drive in the multi-
media pocket.
2 Turn the computer on, and immediately hold down F2 .
Release the key when the Setup Utility starts up.
If the password has been set, enter the Supervisor Pass-
word.
3 Write down all of the contents of the Setup Utility and
then press F9 .
At the confirmation message, select [Yes] and then press
Enter .
4 Select [Boot] menu, then select [CD Drive] and press F6
until [CD Drive] is at the top of the [Boot] menu.
5 Place the disc number one of the recovery CDs into the
CD drive.
6 Press F10 .
At the confirmation message, select [Yes] and press
Enter .
The computer will restart, and this screen should appear.
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Select a number
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1. Start restoring the operating system.
2. Erase the whole data on HDD for security.
3. End
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7 Select [1. Start restoring the operating system.].
The License Agreement screen should appear.
8 Select [1. Yes, I agree to the provisions above and wish to
continue!].
This screen should appear.
Windows 2000
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Select a number
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1. Restore Windows(R) 2000 Professional to the whole HDD.
2. Make two partitions, for the operating system and data. And restore
Windows(R) 2000 Professional to the operating system partition.
(All existing partitions on HDD will be lost.)
3. Restore Windows(R) 2000 Professional to the first partition.
4. End
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Windows XP
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Select a number
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1. Restore Windows(R) XP Professional to the whole HDD.
2. Make two partitions, for the operating system and data. And restore
Windows(R) XP Professional to the operating system partition.
(All existing partitions on HDD will be lost.)
3. Restore Windows(R) XP Professional to the first partition.
4. End
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9 Make a selection from the menu.
When selecting [2], enter the basic partition size for
the operating system installation and press Enter .
(The data partition size is the remainder after subtract-
ing the basic partition size.)
To select [3], the initial partition size must be 6 GB or
more of the hard disk size. Reinstallation cannot be per-
formed with a small partition size.
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