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Satellite A500-134 - Recovery partition is empty

Question: Satellite A500-134 - Recovery partition is empty

I have a satellite A500-134, the recovery partition drive shows that it is 100% free and HDD recovery folder is shown in the D drive (the laptop comes with 2 visible partitions C and D with 232GB each). I found the recovery drive partition when I was looking at disk management in windows.

So does this mean that I can delete the recovery drive as nothing seems to be in there?

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Answer: Satellite A500-134 - Recovery partition is empty

Hi

Why do you want to delete the Windows RE partition?
On this partition Windows saves files to restore the computer or to fix problems.

Here is a good article about this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Recovery_Environment

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Almost a year ago I bought a Toshiba Satellite A500-1GH.
I cannot say that I am not satisfied with the computer or the company.

The problems that I had was the Display problem (stop working for seconds) which was software problem (updated nVidia 8.16.11.8875) and with the HDD which stop working but company changed with a new one.

Now I wanted to upgrade the second memory module from 2GB to 4GB so I can have 2x4GB, but when I opened the memory compartment, I saw next to them an empty PCI slot with the sign JGPS.
Does anybody know what that is?

And if yes what is the part number?
Thank you in advance.

Answer:Satellite A500-1GH What is a empty PCI slot with JGPS sign

Hi mate

As far as I know JGPS is an GPS connector.
Possibly this connector would be shared by 3G miniPCI card.
As far as I know this Satellite A500-1GH has not been equipped with an 3G module and therefore the miniPCI slot is empty.

> And if yes what is the part number?
I don't know the part number but all parts can be ordered from local Toshiba ASP

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Hi, I am trying to create a recovery drive on a new ThinkPad Yoga 15, but that is failing because the recovery partition seems to be empty. - Computer Management > Storage > Disk Management shows 3 hidden partitions. All three are 100% free (empty). - Control Panel > Recovery > Create a Recovery Drive throws error "We can't create a recovery drive on this PC. Some required files are missing. [...] use your Windows installation disc or media." - The laptop shipped without any installation disc or media. - Running >reagentc.exe /info throws "Operation failed: 3. An error has occured". - Running >sfc /scannow results in "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations". Where are the recovery files, and how can I create a recovery drive on this system? Thanks.

Answer:Recovery Partition Empty & Can't Create Recovery Drive

The better part of a month later and still no reply from Lenovo Support? I would appreciate a response. I paid a lot of money for a device that does not work as advertised. Thanks.

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I am trying to set up my Zbook 15 G2It is a refurbished model with set up warranty til 8/23/16.I just got it & it was upgraded to win 10 (1511).There was no recovery partition on the hardrive. I upgraded to the win 10 aniversary edition (1607) & have been updating software/drivers as per HP support suggestions. It was recommended to create a system recovery thru a HP support message which I attempted to do but there was an error & it failed which led to a empty recovery partition being made on the harddrive. Here is the summary & details..I am trying to delete this empty recovery partition but right clicking in disk management is not giving me anything. Can someone please advise a solution... Tried to create System Recovery as suggested by HP support (Launch recovery media creation tool) & it attempted to make a recovery disc & partitioned the hard drive.The recovery failed (error 1AstorA.sys System Thread Exception not handled) & a empty recovery partition was made. I am trying to delete this partition & gain back the 784 MB space. This entry was made in $PBR_Diskpart Notepad same day rem == ResetPartitions-BIOS.txt ==convert mbrrem == 1. System partition =========================create partition primary size=100format quick fs=ntfs label="System"assign letter="S"activerem == 2. Windows partition ========================rem == a. Create the Windows partition ==========create partition primaryrem == b. Create space... Read more

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Hi,

I'm currently running 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium. I've created my recovery dvds using the Toshiba Recovery Media Creator and all the original partitions are still intact. However, I'm considering switching to Ubuntu, and I would like to do a clean install, which would mean erasing my C: and D: drives.

I plan on sicking with Ubuntu for the foreseeable future, but I was wondering that if I did get fed up with it, would I be able to use my recovery dvds to re-install Windows 7 on my machine. I wanted to research the whole process in-depth before I started though, just in case. I've read that in order to use the recovery dvds, you must keep the hidden recovery partition intact.

After running diskmgmt.msc, I can see the following:
- A 400 MB partition, with the label (Recovery Partition)
- A 232.88 GB partition, with the label (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)
- A 232.49 GB partition, labeled (Primary Partition)

I'm guessing that when resizing my partitions (with GParted or something similar) that I will need to leave the 400 MB partition untouched and just modify the two larger partitions. Can someone tell me if this whole process will work, or if I'm just wasting my time?

Thanks in advance,
-Matt

Answer:Satellite A500-19X - Recovery questions

Hi buddy,

The 400MB partition with recovery files has nothing to do with Toshiba and it?s only a Microsoft features and contains some important files for Windows recovery environment but you can?t restore Windows from this partition.
On Wikipedia there is an interesting article about Windows recovery environment.

IF you have already created the Toshiba recovery disk you are on the safely side and you can do what you want because you can always restore the preinstalled settings from Toshiba with this disk because it?s contains an image of factory settings.

So you can delete all partitions and install Ubuntu. If you want Windows back, just use the Toshiba recovery disk. :)

By the way: HDD recovery files from Toshiba are saved on second HDD partition in folder ?HDDrecovery?.

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Hey,

My HD recently crashed. My laptop was still in guarantee, so I send it back, and they replaced the Hard Disk.

When I got it back, I installed Ubuntu, and it's working fine.

But, I need Windows Vista for some programs (Visual C++, some games, ...) that won't run under Wine. Since I've hadn't done a lot of things, I thought to use the recovery media. Normally you should be able to do this from the setup (hold 0 or F8). But that won't work (I get a different screen, without any options).

After some searching, i saw I could order a recovery-dvd. I just wonder if it will work, since my laptop is already running on ubuntu? And will it re?nstall Vista?
It would be stupid to spent more than 30EUR for a recovery dvd that doesn't work. If that's the case, I'll just buy Windows 7, but that seems like a waste of money, since I've had it before my HD crashed (free upgrade).


Thanks in advance.

Answer:Satellite A500-14Q - Question about Recovery- DVD

Hi

Why to use Vista on this machine? It must be Win7 supported so before you spend money for old and not so perfect Vista buy Win7 and you will have great machine with newest operating system that runs much better than old Vista.

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Wondering if someone has experienced this and found a fix.

Recovering A500 (PSAR9A-02S001) with built-in factory restore (F8 from boot) chose to recover all factory software in step one. Chose to recover with hard drive wipe in step 2.

It wiped the C: drive, but did not restore the factory software. To top this, it hadn't marked the hidden partition as active, so I had nothing but BIOS boot device menu until I put the drive into my PC and marked it as active.

Now I am stuck with the only options being the normal Windows F8 options (Safe Mode etc), so 'Repair My Computer' is missing from the F8 menu, and from the '0' menu I am asked to provide the image to restore from but cannot choose the hidden (12gb) partition which obviously contains the factory image.

Aside from purchasing the recovery discs from Toshiba, is there any hope for this unit?

Cheers.

Peter.

Answer:Satellite A500 - Recovery Failed

>'Repair My Computer' is missing from the F8 menu....
>Aside from purchasing the recovery discs from Toshiba, is there any hope for this unit?
Unfortunately there is no other solution. Your biggest mistake is that you didn?t create recovery disc following Toshiba advice writing in Toshiba reminder or user?s manuals document.

I know, now is too late but how recovery installation works you can read on http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD1303440001R01.htm

Do you know where you can order recovery disc?

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As you can see from the title, my recovery partition is empty. As I was installing windows 7 RC, I went to the disk management tool in vista, and when I was there, I seen a 10 GB partition labled recovery partition, Healthy. Then when I looked at it closely, it was 100% free. I have a recovery partition with nothing on it? This makes no sense. I do not have recovery disks or anything like that either.

If it helps... My computer is: Acer Aspire M5641
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600, 2.4 GHz. 3 GB RAM, 640 GB HDD, Nvidia GeForce 6600 OC PCI-E 512 DDR2.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Recovery partition... empty?

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I have a problem with my notebook

When I restart my notebook, it tends to be stuck on this windows error recovery screen. It gives me two options
1) Lauch Start Up Repair
2) Start Windows Normally

Tried both, than it shuts itself down, reboots than it ends up on the same screen again and again. Tried to access it via safe mode to no avail. tried to repair it via windows 7 disc, didnt work. tried last good configuration, no good either.

This is the screen I always end up on and it doesnt go any further than this.
http://i585.photobucket.com/albums/ss297/fobssquad/P1010014.jpg

Please can anyone show me some direction as to how do I go about in fixing this problem. I am a freshman at college, I don't have any money to take it to a professional. Therefore am trying to fix it myself as I need it urgently.

Thank you in advance.

Answer:Re: Satellite A500 - Windows Error Recovery

Hello

Hmm? Not easy but in my opinion it?s something wrong with installed Windows OS and HDD recovery doesn?t work properly?

Do you have the Toshiba recovery disk?
If yes you can use it to restore Windows to original settings. Just boot from this disk and follow the screen instructions, that?s all! :)

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The computer has a black screen with cursor in the middle not able to move. I have opted to do recovery disk but it is not doing anything still black screen with cursor in the middle of screen. I have backed up computer ages ago not worried about wiping it all off just want to restore to factory settings.
 

Answer:recovery disks for toshiba satellite a500

I have similar problem I got mine to boot from cd by removing hd.
didnt do much good didnt have anywhere to install so I tried repair computer
and put hd back in no good wont recognise hd can use cmg line that way though
hope someone has an answer
 

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Hello I have problem with my laptop.

I have Toshiba Satellite A500-13C with installed system VIsta x64, but my hard drive is broken (repair is not profitable), so i bought new HDD drive, and i there is my question.

My HDD is broken so i don`t have instalation disk to my Windows Vista, I have a label with the number system Vista, can I install this system with other DVD disc with Windows Vista on my laptop?

Or maybe there is a possibility to update my Windows Vista version to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, if this is possible without my original Vista Windows installed on my laptop?

Can I update Windows with only the product key of the laptop?

Answer:Recovery or update system on Satellite A500-13C

>My HDD is broken so i don`t have instalation disk to my Windows Vista, I have a label with the number system Vista, can I install this system with other DVD disc with Windows Vista on my laptop?
No, I don?t think that this serial key will work in connection with different Vista installation disk.
It?s OEM key and belongs to the system which is part of the Toshiba image and usually it will not function with external MS installation disk.

But you could order a recovery disk (in case it?s not discontinued) which would help you to install the Toshiba image on this Sat A500 notebook.

The Recovery disk could be ordered from Arvato:
http://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Why do I get "this folder is empty" when I try to view the files in the Lenovo Recovery Q partition? This is a Windows 7 operating system, and I have the window view Folder Options enabled to show hidden files, folders, and drives.  But there must be plenty there, since only 2.96GB of 9.76 GB of the Q partition is free.  I need to edit a file in the Q partition so I can create a back-up.  Any help in making the contents visible is appreciated.  Thanks













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Answer:Lenovo Recovery Q partition - empty?

I have answered my own question.  The answer is that you must also ensure to uncheck "Hide protected operating systems files (Recommended)".  By default, this is checked.  All then becomes visible. Hope this helps someone else.

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Hi all, In my Lenovo Yoga 2 13, the motherboard was basically dead on arrival when I received it in the mail. That's fine with me, things happen, I get a lot of perfect electronics, I figured it's time I get something DOA. I had it sent out for a warranty repair, and after receiving it back, my recovery partition is empty. The laptop works fine, everything functions as expected, however my recovery partition shows 24.9GB free of 24.9GB. When I enable hidden items, all that is on that partition is: "D:\Lenovo\OneKey App\OneKey Recovery", with a "Default.okd" fine in the final subfolder. I know there was something, a full recovery section there when I sent it away, and now for some inexplicable reason, it's empty. Whether the repair person erased it (by accident?), I don't know. I can accept that it's not there. My main concern is getting a recovery section back. I know I can create a new recovery partition with Windows 8, however I don't want to overwrite what is in the partition. Is there anywhere else on a Windows 8.1 laptop that a recovery partition/recovery files could be found that I'm not seeing? Or is there any way that I can obtain a new set of recovery files? My other concern is that in creating the Windows 8.1 recovery files, I assume I would also lose the necessary Yoga .exe files that make it work as a yoga. The .exe files that turn the keyboard off when it's flipped, all the human interface drivers, the display driver(s), etcetera. All the things th... Read more

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Hi,

I have a Toshiba Satellite A500-TX laptop.

My BIOS was updating via the windows application but the laptop hung up and restarted (duh!!!). Now quite understandably the laptop does boot up and doesnt even show anything on the screen when powered on (i guess the bios is corrupted).

I have found a few ways to reflash the bios using a floppy drive but the problem is that the laptop does not come with a floppy drive.

Can anyone recommend any way to reflash the bios with the floppy drive? possibly by formatting the usb as a floppy and booting? I have tried using the usb to reflash via the phoenix method

...but to no avail.

any help would be much appreciated!!

+Message was edited: link has been removed - hyperlinks to other forums are not allowed+

Answer:Satellite A500-17x - Bios recovery without floppy drive

> My BIOS was updating via the windows application but the laptop hung up and restarted (duh!!!).
That?s really pity and in my personal opinion there is no other real solution for you as to get in contact with an Toshiba service agent.
If you are lucky guy, just the ROM module would be reflashed but in worst case the motherboard could be dead.

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I just got an Satellite A500-1f4.
It had an Error with HDD SSD alert. I reinstaled it but the same error was still there.

So i had to do a recovery. Since i recovered the computer the screen dosen't look good as it was when i first got it. I tried to change the brightness and other settings but still doesn't look good.

Can you please help me with this?

Answer:Satellite A500-1F4 - screen doesn't look good after recovery

Hi,

What do you mean it doesn't look good? If you do recovery it should bring the system to the original state. Try to reinstall a graphic card driver and play with settings - brightness....

http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp

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After five years of proper operation sth went wrong. The system tries to boot but lack access to a device (HDD?). Then tries to download some files to recover. After downloading recovery fails and the only option is to close the computer. How I can recover this system?

Answer:Windows 7 on Satellite A500-1EE - problems with system recovery

Recovery process is very simply.
Have you created recovery media (DVD)? If yes you can use it for recovery image installation.
Other way you can use HDD recovery option (F8 > Repair your computer) and start recovery image installation.

Please test F8 option.

If you have more questions you are welcome.

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My laptop ( Toshiba Satellite a500-17x) recently crashed during a bios update and i have not been able get the laptop to display anytihng on the screen or via an external monitor, the laptop powers up and the lights show that the laptop is charging, hdd is present etc, the fans spin but i get no display.

Is it possible to flash the bios without a floppy disk, with a usb drive for instance? if so how would i go about doing this and where would i find a download of the bios for my laptop?

Thanks in advance, Chris.

Answer:Satellite A500-17x - BIOS recovery without floppy drive

The corrupt BIOS update can be solved using an BIOS crisis disk.
But the crisis disk is not read for download, only Toshiba authorized service partner have an access to such tools.
Recommend to get in contact with service guys to get it fixed.

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I'm trying to recover my laptop to factory settings, but while it was about to start... it mentioned my "current recovery drive size is 238gb" while my hardisk is 500gb! :S

Thanks

Answer:Satellite A500: Toshiba Product Recovery and HDD capacity

Can you please tell us which notebook model do you have?
Do you use it for the first time?

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Hi,

I've just bought a Satellite A500-18T and before first launch, I wonder if it's possible to creat the recovery disc on an external USB hard drive rather than burning a DVD.

Answer:Satellite A500-18T: Is it possible to creat recovery disc on external HDD

No, something like this is not possible.
Please create recovery DVD and be sure you will not lose it.
For recovery disc creation I recommend you to use high quality DVD-R medias like TDK or Verbatim.
I had very good experiences with those medias in the past.

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Hi, this my firs Thread.
I reseted my Satellite A500 and due to a power failure the reset didn't complete. When I restartet with F8 I can see the option HDD Recovery, but then it requires login into my account which I didn't make at all because of the power failure.
Then I installed a retail copy of Vista, hoping to create an account and be able to recover from the HDD.
PROBLEM!!! : Now I don't see the option "HDD recovery" at all.
QUESTION: There must be a way to integrate this option back into windows Startmenu (F8). Can somebody help me with this matter? I didn't burn the recovery DVD's and the recovery partition is still there.
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Satellite A500 - HDD recovery option no longer available at F8 Menu

Biggest mistake you?ve made is that you didn?t create recovery DVD as recommended by Toshiba.

Why you didn?t ask us how it works before you done anything?
You?ve wrong understood this with username and account.

At this moment when you use your own installation you will remove option for HDD recovery installation and recovery image can be installed with recovery DVD only.
Now you have two options:
-to order new recovery DVD or
-to use own OS installation.

What do you think about that?
To be honest I think you should use Windows 7 on this notebook.

I recommend you to install Win7. All necessary drivers you can find and download from Toshiba download page

If you have more questions or need some assistance please let me know.

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I recently ordered a Toshiba product recovery for my Toshiba Satellite A500, which runs on windows 7. When using the product recovery DVD everything is fine, but near the end I keep getting a error. And now I can't even start up my pc, it keeps saying "BOOT MGR IS MISSING" .

Thank You

Answer:Satellite A500 error while using Toshiba product recovery

That?s really strange. And the same happen when you use recovery DVD again and again?
Always the same problem?

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I have just recently used the recovery partition of my Satellite A500 A505 to get rid of a particularly persistent virus after having run multiple anti-virus programs, all to no avail.

Now, the virus seems to be gone, but the computer does not appear to be in the state that it was in immediately after it was opened.

For one thing, the resolution is such that the taskbar, start menu, and desktop icons are all much larger than normal.

Secondly, it seems to be lacking whatever graphics files allow it to play my games that I put back onto it from my backup (that is, it is showing the background of the game's screen and playing music and SFX without showing character sprites or menu options).

Thirdly, my Fn+F6/F7 will not allow me to adjust the brightness of the computer screen, the only way that I know to adjust a Toshiba laptop's brightness.

What, if anything, might I have done incorrectly in all of this?
What might I be able to do to fix these issues?
I do not internet right now, but I have a jump drive and everlasting patience, so I can use another computer and transfer anything that you suggest over to mine.

Nevertheless, I would prefer solutions that do not involve such, if at all possible.

Surely appreciated!

Answer:Satellite A500/A505 - some issues after recovery process

To be honest I?ve never heard about such issue.
In my opinion you should try to make recovery installation one more time to check if the same problem will occurs again.

Have you created recovery discs?
If yes use recovery discs for recovery image installation.

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Hi,
I bought Satellite A500 yesterday and now I am trying to create the recovery disks before anything else.
However, towards the end of the 1st DVD, I get an error message saying "Faile dto open the following file. e:\boot\bcd (Error code 0201123-F1-00000000)" and then when I click 'OK', the DVD is ejected giving a message 'failed to create recovery media 1'. Upon physical examining I have noted the DVD is written to almost full.

Any advise on this? Also, in the interface, it does show a USB option and says to insert a USB media with more than 7GB free. Can I use this to create the recovery disk? If so, when I reinstall windows 7, can this be used as a bootable disk?

Would greately appreciate any help on this issue. If it is malfunctioning, I want to return it ASAP.

Thanks,
Thilan.

Answer:Satellite A500 - problems with creating the recovery disks

As far as I know you cannot use external device for recovering so it is very important to create recovery DVDs.

Try to create recovery disc using DVD-R media only. Use high quality medias like TDK or Verbatim.
Last month I created recovery discs on Satellite A500-157 and everything went well.

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I carried out a restore on my Satellite A500-1GL using F8 option of recovery on the HDD.

However after the computer goes through the set up of Window 7 for the first time, on reaching desktop it immediately logs off and reboots.

This process of setting up Windows for the first time including white initialisation screen with green bar then immediate log off and shutdown constantly repeats.

Same result with Recovery CDs I created from new.

There is no longer an option to repair computer when F8 is pressed.

Any suggestions please?

If I end up having to reinstall Windows 7 from another copy then how can I go about this as
the Windows 7 licence serial number has rubbed off the label on the bottom of the laptop?

Many thanks in advance.

Message was edited by: simondo


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- It turns out it has to reboot about 6 - 7 times to finish install.

Answer:Satellite A500-1GL: Recovery Reaches Desktop Reboot Over and Over - Solved

Hi

As I can see everything went well. It is logic that notebook reboots many times while recovery installation is running. I don't know how it looks like with your machine but when I use recovery machine it starts with number 1/64. With other words it must be installed 64 components (software) and after some of them notebook simply restarts but installation will continue.

When recovery image is finished it is always shown on the screen and notebook owner is informed that recovery installation was finished successfully.

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Windows 8.1
ASUS A55A with drives C & D
I bought the PC with Windows 8 preinstalled

I did both a recovery drive & a custom recovery image in April 2014. I think I checked the option to delete old disk images or similar (I do not remember clearly this)

Now when I look at disk management I see in Disk0 3 empty (healthy) recovery partitions of 20 gigas, 900 MB & 350 MB.

I have a file in path thisPc/D/WindowsImageBackUp/Asus of around 52 GB. This could be the custom image I did in April, but I am not certain.
When I do CMD command diskpart I get "ASUS"
I put a docx file with print screens on this as attachment

So
1) should I do something about the 3 empty recovery partitions?
2) what should I do to ensure that in case I need to do refresh or reset I get again Windows 8.1 (not Windows 8) and all settings and apps as recent as possible?

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When I first got this product, before opening I thought that all the 500gb would go to the first partition, but then I saw that the recovery partition has half of the 500gb just for recovery which is unnessecery.

But I had no problem with this at the time, and used the recovery partition(after saving to a disk) for ubuntu so I could have a dual boot.

But now I've came to realise that the games I'm downloading are taking more and more room up on my C drive. The problem I have is that I can shrink my recovery partition and enlarge the C drive.

Does anyone know a work around?

Answer:Satellite Pro C660-225: Shrinking recovery partition englarge C partition

You will need an 3rd party software to shrink the recovery partition and to add the free space the existing C partition.
I would recommend you an freeware tool called Gparted

But before you would start doing this, create a recovery disk!
This is advisable in case you would try to set the notebook back to factory settings using such disk.

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Talk about confusing. Does anyone know how to get a Toshiba C660 working after the HDD has failed and the owner has stupidly NOT followed the instructions to make a recovery disk. Will the recovery disk ( if you purchase one from Toshiba ) rebuild the new HDD along with a new recovery partition and install windows 7 (original OS ) and accept the product key printed on the Windows License attached to the base of the laptop. I have read a number of suggestions but these have been deemed incorrect by others.

Surely Toshiba must have a way of sorting this problem.

Do they read these posts ?

Answer:Satellite L660-12Q - Would recovery disk rebuild the new HDD along with a new recovery partition

Hi buddy?

I don?t think that this is really complicated? I could find all info regarding the recovery procedure in the user manual?

The recovery disk has to be created at the first day of purchase? its recommended to create one in cases something would be wrong with the HDD.

The recovery disk contain an image?. Image is a package containing Win system, drivers, tools and all the stuff preinstalled on the notebook.
You purchased the notebook and the system was already activated so you don?t need the key placed at the bottom of the unit.
Furthermore the usage of recovery disk formats the whole HDD (partitions too) and set the notebook back to the same state like at the first day of purchase.

There is also another option to recover the notebook called HDD recovery. This HDD recovery does not need recovery disk. Usage of HDD recovery would format ONLY the C (system) partition.

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I just purchased a brand new laptop and have realised that it didn't come with a recovery disc or a recovery partition on the hard drive.

Just wondering if my hard disc crashes how am i supposed to reinstall windows?
The laptop i bought is a Toshiba satellite L500 and is only a few weeks old.

If anyone could help on the subject would be very much appreciated.

Answer:Satellite L500 - No recovery disc or recovery partition - How to reinstall?

Hi

Normally if I buy a new notebook or other product I read the user manual firstly. So I would recommend that you should the same before you ask different questions.

The point is that you have to create a Toshiba recovery disk yourself. Therefore start the recovery disk creator that is preinstalled on your notebook and follow the screen instructions. I recommend a high quality DVD-R medium to create this disk.

Furthermore you can reinstall Windows using the HDD recovery option. On the second partition you can find this folder that contains an image of factory settings and you can start this feature if you go in advanced boot menu and select ?repair my computer?. This is not a special partition, only a folder where the image is stored.

HDD recovery procedure is the same as Toshiba recovery disk. You get back factory settings too but the recovery disk wipes the whole HDD. The HDD recovery only the first partition.

By the way: Normally you did get this message:
+Important INFORMATION+

+your system is equipped with hard disk recovery system. if you need to repair+
+your computer by restoring it to original factory state, you can do it directly+
+from harddisk (press F8 when you boot your computer, choose "Repair your computer"+
+and follow the menue instructions) or create a bootable Recovery Disc Medium for this purpose.+

+Toshiba recommends you to create Recovery Disc Medium using the "Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator" to ensure+
... Read more

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I recently bought a Satellite Pro L850-1UJ with Windows 8
http://www.toshiba.co.uk/laptops/satellite-pro/l850/satellite-pro-l850-1uj/

I've created a new partition (so i could use it as data room)
i.e. C: the windows system AND Z: my data

after that, i could NOT use the RECOVERY MEDIA CREATOR to create the recovery dvds
BUT the partition still exists and i can see the inside files from windows

IS IT a way to extract the files from the recovery partition or any other clue how i could fix the partition scheme so the RECOVERY MEDIA CREATOR could recognize it


Many thanks for your time...

Answer:Satellite Pro L850-1UJ: How create recovery DVDs from recovery partition

After changing HDD partitions structure it happens that ?Toshiba recovery media creator? cannot find recovery files. These files are marked with special markers that in your case cannot be found anymore.

I?m afraid now is too late to do or change anything. You are not the first one with this problem. We always write here that first step should be recovery media creation and later you can do whatever you want. You can even delete it.

Now you can just order new recovery disc at https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Hello, I've used the recovery media creator to create a USB flash drive recovery media.

If i then use that to restore the Windows 7 installation onto a new hard drive (as SSD) will that drive itself have the recovery media partition on it?

So if I then lose the USB stick could I restore again by holding down zero when powering on?

Or does it recover the Windows partition and nothing more?

Thank you

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Dear all,

I delete all data in C:\ drive and I do a format c:\

I don't create a Recovery CD, and now I can't restore with F8, but I show that I have a recovery partition on D:\ drive.

Please, how can I restore it ?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Best regards,

TOSHIBA C670

Answer:Satellite C670 - formatted C:\ and no Recovery CD but recovery partition

Hi

Maybe this thread about a similar theme would be useful for you:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=53952

If this is not helpful or if you will not be able to recover the notebook using the method mentioned there, then you will need to order the recover disk from here:
http://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Satellite A500-02F costs about 10% more than Satellite A500-025.

Is the Satellite A500-02F much better and worth the extra money or are they basically the same . The Satellite A500-02F has a T6066 chip compared to T6065 in the Satellite A500-025 much difference?

The Satellite A500-02F has DDR3 memory, will this make much difference? Any other differences?

Thanks.

Answer:Difference between Satellite A500-025 and A500-02F

Hi junglo,

I think you have already answered the question yourself. The Satellite A500-02F has a faster CPU and DDR3 memory. It should be a little bit faster in programs they need a high CPU performance and in games for example.

It?s also depending on the programs that you want to use but I would choose the faster model. I don?t buy every year a new notebook so I would choose the faster one and 10% difference isn?t so much. ;)

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The A500-025 says that it had centrino T6500 processor while the A500-02f model has T6600 processor. Does it make a difference that one says it`s a CENTRINO processor or is there any difference...or are they both centrino but just wasn`t mentioned in the specs.

Thanks

Answer:Processors on Satellite A500-025 and Satellite A500-02F

Have both notebooks the same model number (PAxxxx)?
Where you have bought these notebooks (country of purchase)?

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I am going to format and reinstall XP on my Toshiba satellite M70 via recovery CD.
It has 40 GB hard disk. I want to ask is there an option in the recovery CD to partition my HD before installing OS, just as we can do via XP CD?

Thanks foe any help.

Answer:Satellite M70: How to partition the HDD via recovery CD?

Hi,

A possible for a Partition with the recovery CD!
Used the Expert Modus and used Ghost and create the desired size from the Partition.

By

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I've noticed that many Toshiba notebooks have hidden partition and DVD Recovery either. I don't have hidden partiotion, only Recovery DVD. Does it normal?

Answer:Satellite M70 - No hidden recovery partition

Yes it is normal. For this old notebook model Toshiba didn?t create ?recovery partition?. Satellite M70 is delivered with recovery DVD.

Newest notebook models are delivered without recovery DVD media but with recovery image saved on second partition and every notebook owner can create recovery CD/DVD alone.

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I recently recover my laptop L650 using the hdd method. Then somehow now I only have one partition and the recovery partition is gone.

On the first day I got my laptop, I already burned the recovery DVD. So I still can do the recovery in the future.

However, I still want my recovery hdd partition back.

Is there any procedures I can follow to make a recovery partition?

Thanks.

Answer:Satellite L650: recovery partition is gone

You cannot ?install? recovery partition.
When you use HDD method for OS installation that means recovery partition exists already and after recovery procedure cannot be deleted or removed.

It can be just ?Hidden? and you will not see it in Windows Explorer.

When you use recovery DVD the same will happen again.

Open disc management and check if one partition with around 10GB will be listed there. It must be recovery partition.

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Hi everyone !
I have Toshiba Sattelite C660-1J9 laptop, and it's been working fine - until a day my HDD died. Now it's producing some weird sounds on startup, and no HDD visible in BIOS. It's not a problem for me to buy new HDD and replace it, but I'd like to restore licensed Windows I had with laptop - so I need to place recovery partition on new HDD somehow. Is it possible and where I can find this recovery partition image ?
Thanks in advance !

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Good evening everyone, I own a notebook Toshiba Satellite c50-a-1jm with Windows 8 preinstalled. Pursued to an upgrade, I could not more to access the PC. Therefore I tried to use the utility from Toshiba, but I deleted the entire hard disk and all partitions. Now I can not more to install any operating system. As the bios is dated, I can not set the boot as "Legacy". How do I install Windows 8? Thank you all in advance.

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I had two partitions at my HD (Satellite L30-114).

I used the Toshiba recovery Cd to restore windows at my laptop. The CD did not offered me any Full or Expert modes as written here http://support.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/FAQ350072001GR01.htm It just recovered without any input from my side!

After recovery, Windows does not see my second partition. I used disk management utility and it says there are 17 GB of unassigned disk space (this is my second Partition!).

Can and how can I restore it?

Tx a lot!

Answer:Partition lost after recovery - Satellite L30

Hi

It seems that the L30 was delivered with a new version of recovery cd.
I think the Recovery procedure is a little bit different as the old one with the 2 different recovery modes (standard and expert)

I know a little bit about the new recovery procedure because a friend of mine bought a new Satellite with this recovery CD. He asked me for the notebook installation and we have checked it.

It seems that you have to press the ?Setting? button after choosing the language.
If you don?t use the ?setting? button for the configuration so the recovery procedure will delete and erase everything on the HDD. I think you didn?t configure the settings and therefore all partitions were deleted.

Unfortunately I think there is no much to do. You partition was deleted and it?s not possible to bring back the lost data.

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I want to use my toshiba recovery CD to insatll XP in one partition C of my HD, rather than installing it on HD as a single partition C. I have prtitioned my HD into 4( C, D, E and F) by GParted liev CD and my OS is now in C drive, no loss of data. Just I want to reinstall OS in C partition via recovery CD. T

here is an option for advanced users in recovery CD and it states that you can install OS into a single partition but I am not able to fighure out how.
Is there any help or tutorial available any where.
Thanks.
__________________
Toshiba Satellite M 70
Pentium M 1.73 512 15.4
XP Home SP2

Answer:Satellite M70: Installing XP on C partition via recovery CD

You probably have to use a program like parition manager to put the installation on only one partition.

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Hello,
I have a laptop Toshiba s / n xc366424r
The hard drive is dead, can not restore it with the partition recovery.
Change the hard drive is not difficult, nor reinstall windows. But how to recreate the partition recovery, and backup the system on the new hard drive?
Will the windows license installed on the old hard drive still be operational with the new hard drive?
Thank you for your answers.
Regards,

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I want to create 2 partitions in my hdd but I have no idea how to do it. I have 80GB hard disk. I have recovery CD and I want to ask if anybody knows is this possible to do it by that recovery cd.

Thanks for any help!!!!!

Answer:How to create partition in Satellite 105 via recovery CD?

Hi nina,

Use the Expert Modus with the recovery CD.

You make a Partition with the recovery CD

- Choose ?Expert mode? pressing number two
- Click OK and press ENTER
- Choose LOCAL - DISK - FROM IMAGE
- Look in: must be selected to CD-ROM drive
In the middle window choose GHO file and press ENTER
- Using TAB button you must mark information about drive and so on and press ENTER
- Using TAB button mark again middle part of window (blue line) and with space bar activate ?New Size? box
- Put inside new partition size and press again ENTER button
- The question ?Proceed with disk load?? confirm with OK

or use the Partition Magic 8 this is a good and a simple Software for Partitions of the HDD.

I Hope this is a Help

By

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Just bought an NB550D-109.
Pretty happy with it, but I do have a couple of questions though.
Is there a reason the recovery partition, labled Data, is half the size of the drive?

Can this partition be resized to give more storage without compromising the recovery wizard?

Are all the Toshiba utilities interdependant, or can the ones that I don't use be uninstalled?
Or should I leave them installed and just disable them from startup?

Answer:Satellite NB550D-109 - Recovery partition

> Is there a reason the recovery partition, labled Data, is half the size of the drive?
To be honest I don?t understand your question. Recovery partition is about 10 GB and recovery image is about 8GB so I don?t understand what do you mean with ?half the size of the drive?.
> Can this partition be resized to give more storage without compromising the recovery wizard?
At the moment I?m not able to give you proper answer. Open ?Disc management? option, make a screen shot and let us see the partitions structure. Then I will be able to discuss about all partitions.
At the moment I can say one thing only: do not change anything. Changing partitions structure HDD recovery installation can be cancelled.
> Are all the Toshiba utilities interdependant, or can the ones that I don't use be uninstalled?
Some of them can be uninstalled but I don?t know which of them you don?t need.
Let us know which of them you want to remove from the system.

One more thing: don?t make too many experiments before you have created recovery USB disc.
Please read Toshiba?s user?s manuals and pick up info about recovery installation and recovery USB disc creation.

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hello , i want ask about my recovery portition my laptop satellite L850 corei7 .
i got these pc about 3 years ago and my recovery partition was deleted by mistak and i found one partition about 1.46 gb it tiltled by healthy active recovery partition .my question is ,is these the recovery partition ? if its how can make it work agine ,and if not how can reback my recovery partition agine ....if it need to make an order in egypt how much it cost .. and thx in advence

Answer:Satellite L850 and recovery partition

This recovery partition belongs to OS itself and has nothing to do with Toshiba recovery partition. If the recovery partition is deleted you cannot get it back.
Only thing you can do is to reinstall recovery image and use notebook with “factory settings” again.

In my opinion only option for you now is to order original recovery installation media - https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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I have a Sattelite L500/nb I purchased in december.
I attempted to perform a HD wipe and system recovery the other day and it seems the recovery partition has been corrupted.
On boot the system states error: F3-F100-0004 and then shuts down on 'ok'

Can I obtain recovery cd's for this system?

How do I fix this?

Answer:Re: Recovery partition/help Satellite L500

What country are you in?

You can order Recover Discs from the Toshiba website.

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Hi All,

First, I have read tons of messages within this support site and then decided to open a thread.

My Notebook Model Nr: P35-S6112
Recovery DVD Code: TK143/PMAE00127012
Os: Windows Xp Home Edition

I am trying to re-install the sytem with two disk partitions but no chance. Recovery DVD (procedure) doesn't provide me any option to separate the hard disk in two different partitions as commonly known as C and D when re-installing the system.

Many support experts claim that during installation two install modes appears and (Expert Mode) allows the user to divide the hard disk in partitions.

Please let me explain how do I re-install.
A-) I simply put the recovery dvd in the drive and boot from dvd drive.

B-) First black screen comes and asks my confirmation to proceed for recovery (F1 means yes.)

C-) Then second screen appears with two warnings as decribed below.
1-) Ensure that the recovery CD/DVD is in the CD/DVD drive.
2-) Keep the CD/DVD in the drive until you are asked to rremove it.
To continue press (C). To abort press (A) ?

D-) Then I select (C) and recovery procedure starts without asking me if I wish to separate disk in different partitions. So, installation finishes and creates one whole C: drive.

I would like to know if this partioning feature is included in recovery DVD or should I pay for some additional software to separate my hard disk in two poor partitions?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Answer:How to partition the HDD using Recovery CD - Satellite P35-S6112

Hello

Recovery procedure for European notebook models is very well known to me but I believe you have an US notebook model. Unfortunately I didn?t saw how it works for US notebooks but I presume it must be similar to European models.

Anyway if you say that you can not use expert mode installation I believe you. If there is no way to use recovery media I recommend you to use Partition Magic software. It is very powerful software and using it you can manage HDD and create own partitions or change the capacity of already persisting partitions.

Good luck!

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I have just created my two recovery DVDs for my new computer and I want to know if I still need my 113GB partition on my computer?

Answer:Re: Satellite A300-27H? Do I need HDD Recovery partition after creating DVD

Hmm?.
The Recovery disk would set the notebook back to factory settings? this means that the Recovery disk would format the whole HDD and would create the same partitions like at the first day of purchase? it should create also the HDD recovery partition too?

Therefore in my opinion you could delete it if you don?t want to have such partition on your HDD?

Cheers

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Hey guys. NEED HELP

How do i load windows 7 back onto my HDD with the recovery partition missing?
And no i dont have a copy of it just windows 7

HELP

Answer:Satellite L500 - recovery partition missing

Hi

If you didn?t create a recovery disk, then you will need to order the disk from here:
http://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

Greets

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Hello

I wanted to Format My computer.
I Restart My computer then Pressed on 0, and then choose the system configuration then Formate hard disk.

when I Restart My computer then Pressed on 0 Again , It Did not work


I did "nt find find operating system!

How do I recover operating system?

Thanks

Answer:I lost recovery partition on Satellite C50-B863

Hi imksa

You have a problem now. Obviously you have formatted whole HDD and also deleted saved recovery image on recovery partition. This can be done if you have already created recovery media (USB or DVD).

I presume you don't have such recovery media, right?

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Hello,
I have a Toshiba Satellite A300-1MM laptop. I want to factory reset the Windows Vista OS, but leave the other OSes I have in the state they are. I am attaching a screenshot of the disk management selection and the :My Computer:.
I want to reinstall Vista from the recovery disk to the partition I currently have them, without messing other ones.
As boot loader I am using GRUB 2.0 (Ubuntu 14.04)

I want to keep the current partitions and replace Vista.
(I know that i have accidentaly deleted the recovery partition, but i have recovery disks so do notworry)

Thanks in advance , for any other definitions, ask me.

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My brother was playing with my laptop, apparently accidentally deleted partitions on my HDD recovery so that I can not pre-install the system now. What should I do?

Answer:Satellite Pro R850-15H - deleted recovery partition

Now you have two options:
1/ you can order original recovery image for your notebook model on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

2/ you can install own OS version. All necessary drivers, tools and utilities you can download from http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp

If you have more questions you are welcome.

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Hi

I formatted Windows 7 with a Windows XP CD but failed installation. I wanted to know how to access the recovery partition to set it to factory default, all there is on the laptop at the moment is ubuntu but I'm sure I saw an extra partition which should contain the recovery files as the laptop did not come with a recovery disk and unfortunately I didnt create one.

How can I access the recovery partition on the laptop bearing in mind I formatted the drive Windows 7 was installed on or do I need to activate or something like that?

Any help much appreciated

Answer:Re: Satellite Pro L450D-12X - How to access the recovery partition?

Hey,

On second partition of your notebook (data partition) you can find a folder called ?HDDrecovery? and it contains the recovery files. The problem is that you can use the HDD recovery feature only with preinstalled operating system. This would mean in your case it?s too late now and it?s not useable anymore.

Have you created the Toshiba recovery disk as mentioned in user manual? If yes you can use this disk to restore the original factory settings. Just boot from this disk and follow the screen instructions.

If you don?t have the recovery disk you can order it here:
https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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I need reset hdd to factory settings, but can't access to recovery startup. I read this manuals

http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD1303440001R01.htm
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD16036F0000R01.htm

this information don't work for me. This utility I don't have at all.

My L750 Serial No. 7b421068w

I tryed run recovery partition, I turn off notebook, and turned on holding keyboard button "0" and tryed other buttons F1-F12, but system just beeping with empty black screen and then Toshiba menu shows up and loading Windows as usual.

There is a "HDDRecovery" factory folder on logic drive D: with all default recovery files

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Answer:Satellite L750 - Access to HDD Recovery partition

I found Toshiba Recovery Media Creator from mytoshiba.com.au, but utility didn't even start. It says something about unable find hard disk driver, unable find recovery partition.

Maybe it not exact utility what I need, I can't find *Toshiba HDD Recovery Tool* from manual.

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Hi,

as I was planning to migrate the HDD to a ssd I resized the windows 8 disk, and then moved the toshiba recovery partition just after the windows 8 system one, but it seems that this move actually changed the properties/id of the partition.

Could you please tell me the SET ID properties for the toshiba recovery partition so I can change it again?
The partition size, content and everything else it's untoched, but when I try to open the recovery tool it says it cannot find the recovery partition.

I know I should not mess up with the partitioning, but I want to change the laptop to a faster disk.

Thanks a lot.

Nicolas

Answer:Satellite P855 - need recovery partition properties

Hi Nicolas

Now it too late for anything. Partitions structure is changed and you cannot get it back to original state.
Changing HDD to SSD is not the problem but your mistake was that you didn?t create recovery disc or recovery USB media.
After changing HDD to SSD you could use this media to reinstall OS. In this case new recovery partition would be created automatically.

What you need now is recovery disc for clean recovery image installation.

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Hi all,

i deleted my partition D on my notebook also the HDD Recovery. Now my Question is how can i get back a Image on this Partition? I have a Recovery CD and i can boot from it but it?s only a Image for Windows 7 32 Bit.
If i boot from this CD then a Warning appears which asked if i already created a Image. If i click next then it will be format my C Partition.

Can someone tell me how can i create a new Image without format C?


Many Thanks

Answer:Satellite L555-10M - Partition D deleted and HDD recovery

Hi hardpoekel,

Why you deleted the D partition if you didn?t create the Toshiba recovery disk? Sorry, I don?t understand.

I think the point is that the recovery disk what you have now only contains an image of Windows 7 32bit. As far as I know on Satellite L555-10M is Windows 7 64bit preinstalled and to create a recovery disk for this OS you have to use the Toshiba recovery disk creator. But now it?s to late because you deleted the files for this disk.

I think to get back Windows 7 64bit you can only order a recovery disk from Toshiba:
https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

You can use the current 32bit recovery disk without any problems but it will only restore 32bit version instead 64bit.

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Hello,

First of all, I've got a A200 1BP Vista Home Premium and I lost the product recovery disc and I want to create one with Toshiba Product Recovery Disc Creator or Vista's "recdisc.exe".

They both failed as I had a message "No HDD Recovery Area!" which then I looked at the "Disc Management" section and couldn't find any unnamed partition.

There were two Primary Partition which were 1.46 GB "Healthy (EISA Configuration)" and my Vista (C:).
So what should I do? Can I create a recovery partition?
Or can I fix the Recovery Disc Creator? (v. 5.0.0.5)

PS: I recovered my computer many times with my CD, which probably used my recovery partition.
Seriously, I'm out of ideas and I don't wanna lose 50 bucks just to have another copy of PR Disc.

PS2: I used press "0" and "F8" thing too, they didn't work either.
Is there any way I can restore without any discs?

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Answer:Can't find recovery partition on Satellite A200-1BP

> There were two Primary Partition which were 1.46 GB "Healthy (EISA Configuration)" and my Vista (C:).
>So what should I do? Can I create a recovery partition?
>Or can I fix the Recovery Disc Creator? (v. 5.0.0.5)

It looks like the HDD recovery partition is missing?
The first partition 1.46GB is created by Vista automatically and the C partition is the system partition? the HDD recovery partition does not seem to be available?

> PS: I recovered my computer many times with my CD, which probably used my recovery partition.
Did you recover the Vista using the Recover disk or what disk did you use???

If you installed the system using Vista Microsoft disk then this was a big mistake because this has deleted the HDD partition?

> Is there any way I can restore without any discs?
Either you will use a MS Vista disk and the missing drivers you could download from Toshiba page or you will order the Toshiba recovery disk? don?t see other solution?

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i bought a new l745 laptop and i found two hidden partition i think the recovery partition is just one . so i deleted the other
after that i tried made a recovery on DVDs but i found a message " no recovery on HDD " or some thing like that

how i can restore my recovery partition ??
:)

Answer:Satellite L745: I've deleted recovery partition. What can I do now?

> {quote:title=nadro2009 wrote:}{quote}
> i bought a new l745 laptop and i found two hidden partition i think the recovery partition is just one . so i deleted the other
> after that i tried made a recovery on DVDs but i found a message " no recovery on HDD " or some thing like that
>
> how i can restore my recovery partition ??
> :)

Which utility did you use that gave you that message? Was it the Toshiba HDD recovery utility or windows backup?



You may have deleted the recovery partition. The other one would be the windows page file for virtual memory.

If you have deleted the recovery partition I can't think of an easy way to re-create it that isn't very technical.

You can of course make manual backups using "backup and restore" in the control panel of windows. There you can create a system image, a recovery disk or backup your files.

I would advise you to do this now.

Message was edited by: badhat

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I shrank the C: Partition without touching the hidden Recovery partition (First partition on the HDD) and made a new D: partition for data.

Now the recovery program fails to find the recovery partition which is still intact and unchanged.

How can I get a recovery USB drive made now?

Is it possible to change the drive letter of the hidden partition so that the recovery program finds it?

Answer:Satellite C855-1GR - No HDD Recovery Partition Error - But there is!

I don?t know which OS do you use but first partition has nothing to do with Toshiba recovery files. First partition is WinRE partition and it belongs to operating system.

Your posting doesn?t offer some important info for better understanding.

Which notebook model do you have exactly?
Which OS is preinstalled on it?
Is preinstalled OS original OS that you?ve got with your notebook?

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Hi

I have the Toshiba Satellite C660-10D and did not copy the recovery ye had problems with the recovery partition and I lost.

What I can do?

Answer:Satellite C660-10D problems with the recovery partition

You can order a new Recovery disks here:
http://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Hi All,

So I'm an idiot and deleted the recovery parition on my Satellite L300D.

I have a WinVista installation disc, and I found what I thought were the SATA drivers, loaded them during Windows installation - no go.

Can someone point me at a DL for a recovery disc or the right drivers to install during the straight Windows installation?

Any help would be super appreciated!

Answer:Satellite L300D - Deleted Recovery Partition

>Can someone point me at a DL for a recovery...
I don?t know what DL means but what I want to write here is follow: original recovery image is not downloadable and if you want to have original Toshiba recovery disc for your machine you must order it under https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

If you want to install own os version what do you think about Win7?
I mean I have installed Win7 32bit on friends L300 and it works perfectly.

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Hello.


I am trying to help a friend with their Satellite L505D that had a serious virus issue(s). I was not able to run/install any programs with the virus on it. I used a Microsoft tool to remove the rootkit trojan, but I still had virus issues. I also lost most of the programs on the machine. All the folders were empty (except for some games), so I could not access any tools that way. I could not get the machine to load any Toshiba restore utility by pressing Zero while powering on. I accessed some recovery options using F8 during bootup, and had a link to restore to Toshiba's original setting, but clicking that choice did nothing other than pause for a few seconds. I waited several minutes, clicked it again, rebooted and tried again. Nothing. As a side note, once during all this, the restore partition was visible from explorer.exe. Not before, or since.

So I then Reformated the computer with a Win7 Home Premium 64bit upgrade disk (leaving the restore partition intact), and entered the key for the system. Supprise supprise, it is asking me to activate within 3 days.

My basic question is, can I access that recovery partition in a different manner to attempt to use it? IE copy it's contents, or boot to some comand prompt to log to e:?

Thank you in advance for any suggestions.

Answer:Re: Unable to use the recovery partition on Satellite L505D

Hello

To be clear: there is only one way to use recovery image saved on HDD and install it.
Exact step-by-step description how to do it you can read on http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD1303440001R01.htm

If this will not work, only way to do it anyway is to use recovery DVD. Question is: has your friend created these discs?

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hi (again)

I'm trying find find the recovery key(s) for hdd partion if any one knows them I would be greatful

regards mat
thanks for your help

Answer:Satellite T110-11U - Where to find HDD partition recovery key?

Hi buddy,

Which keys you mean exactly? That?s not clear enough.

Furthermore the notebook doesn?t have a recovery partition. If you mean the Windows RE partition that is hidden, that?s not a Toshiba feature. It?s a Windows feature and has nothing to do with Toshiba.

The HDDrecovery files are stored on a second partition of the HDD. You can start this feature if you go in advanced boot menu and select ?Repair my Computer?. The factory image will be loaded and installed.

On the bottom side of the notebook you should find a serial number for Windows on a sticker. It belongs to the preinstalled Windows version can?t be used with normal Windows disks.

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On my Satellite L450D-11V with Windows 7 Premium 64bit, Tempro today indicated there was an important update that replaces the recovery partition with a new one, to get over the problem of an error message on laptops with more than 4GB RAM. Even though I only have 3GB, it says the update is for everyone as you may upgrade to over 4GB in future.

That's all very well, so I downloaded it and tried to run the unpacked .exe, but half way through installation, it stops and tells me the update is only for 64bit versions of Windows 7....which mine is. I've only had it five days, it came with Windows 7 Prem 64bit, and I've definitely not used the 32bit downgrade DVD...and it clearly states "64bit operating system" in My Computer.

Answer:Satellite L450D-11V - Recovery partition update

Hi

Which update do you mean exactly? Can you post some informations please like file name, etc.?

Normally there is no recovery partition. There is only a folder called ?HDDrecovery? on the second partition where you can reinstall Windows from this folder. On Vista and Windows 7 there is a hidden partition but it?s the Windows recovery environment and has nothing to do with Toshiba.

Furthermore I don?t use TEMPRO because install the updates manually if it?s necessary.

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Help please


I am trying to access my recovery partition on my Satellite A660-18N and I could not find it.
I ve made a stupid thing I ve instaled a fresh Win7 from a cd from my friend without touching the hddrecovery partition.Now I have the fresh copy instaled but I want to go back to the factory one.


It seams from what I ve read on forums that the win7(being different then the one on recovery partition) that is instaled at the moment can't see the recovery partition any more (something was delleted when I ve instaled the copy from my friend.).

is there something i have to replace to boot into it or is there a way to fix it?

Thanks .

Answer:How to access Recovery partition on Satellite A660?

> I ve instaled a fresh Win7 from a cd from my friend
After doing this there is no way to start HDD recovery installation anymore.
Have you created recovery DVDs following advice in User?s manuals document?
If not only way to have ?factory settings? again is to order original Toshiba recovery disc. You can order it on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

Sorry. :(

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Hi,

I accidently deleted the 5Gb recovery partition on my Sat Pro A200. I have since recovered it (and the data inside) and have tried to create my recovery disks using the 'Recovery Disc Creator' but it is telling that it cannot find the recovery partition :(

I tried fishing through the ini files for the recovery disc creator to find where it looks for the partition, but couldnt find anything...

One thing i have noticed is that now it is recovered, it appears as an NTFS fs (i think before it was an Unknown FS type??) and has volume label 'HDDRECOVERY'.

Any ideas as to how i can either:

a) trick the recovery tool into using the recovered partition
b) make the partition look exactly like it did before i deleted it, so i can use the tool as is.

Would really appreciate any help - want to make those recovery disks for my vista ultimate before i go dicking around and whacking backtrack on it :)


ta

frank

Answer:Restore recovery partition on Satellite Pro A200

Hi

> accidently deleted the 5Gb recovery partition on my Sat Pro A200. I have since recovered it (and the data inside)
I wonder how you have restored the deleted partition. Possibly the recovery partition parameters are not the same as before and therefore the 'Recovery Disc Creator' doesn?t work correctly.

Unfortunately, in my opinion you will be not able to trick the recovery tool if the recovery partition cannot be found.
You can only rename the NTFS FS partition. This can be done in the disk management console.
But I don?t think that this will solve this issue.

It seems you will have to reinstall the whole OS again using the Toshiba Recovery CD or the original Microsoft Vista CD

bye

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Hi all, (sorry for my langage because i am french)

I have a Satellite U940-117 and after a error, i have delete all partition on my PC.

Is there a. iso that allows the computer to reinstall the factory?


Cordially.

Answer:Satellite U940-117 / How recovery default partition

No. If you didn't create recovery USB you have problem. With other words you must order recovery media from Toshiba.

Recovery image cannot be downloaded.

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Hi, I just bought a Toshiba Satellite L500D-00F shipping with Windows 7 Home Premium and my OS doesn't work well so I need to boot on the recovery partition but I can't find any way to do so...

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FULL STORY :P
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The first boot launched the hidden recovery partition and I followed procedure to install the computer's OS.

At one point it would ask me if I wanted 32 bits or 64 bits version of Windows 7, so I just chose the default option (32 bits) because I couldn't find anywhere in the merchant's L500D specifications that is was a 64 bits processor.

After the computer installation, it booted up Windows 7 correctly and I could hear the startup sound, see my desktop for a second and the screen went black, nothing worked at all and I discovered my computer was in fact a 64 bits unit, so that's probably why the video driver won't work correctly, I guess. Everytime I boot my laptop, I see my desktop for a second then it goes black and freezes like that.

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END OF FULL STORY :P
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Anyway... I want to launch that recovery partition again and reinstall my OS using the 64 bits version.

How can I boot from the recovery partition on my L500D-00F... AND PLEASE don't tell me to hit F8 at boot time, I already tried this and NO I do not have any "Repair" option. The first one is "Safe mode" and there is no such "Repair" or "Recover" option.

By the way, in the disk m... Read more

Answer:How can I access recovery partition on my Satellite L500D-00F?

After calling Toshiba support line, they simply told me to press the zero key on the keyword while booting up :-)

Same way you would press F8, but instead it's the zero key (0)... weird that this issue is not discussed anywhere. Toshiba users, try it! Worked for me :-)

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Hello, 1,5 years ago I bought Toshiba C55D-A-13G and two weeks ago my HDD was broken, after that I bought new one, but now I don't have operating system because it was on recovery partition and serial key on laptop isn't a installation key for windows 8.1. So what can I do in this situation? How can I recover my recovery partition on new HDD?

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Hello,

I have a problem accessing the recovery partition on my HDD. My laptop crashed after a software conflict with a braodband dongle. I managed to uninstall the software in safe mode but when I went to restart it the laptop went into start up repair and couldn?t solve the issue.
Now I want to recover the system but when I enter "repair my computer via the F8 start-up menu I get as far as entering the keyboard type and then get the message:

"You must be logged in to access system recovery options. If you are having trouble logging in please contact your computer administrator for assistance. Please click OK to restart the computer."

Widows won?t boot in any mode now so I have no idea how I will log in and to make things worse I have no recovery disc. The operating system is windows 7

Please help!!!

Answer:Cannot enter recovery partition on Satellite L450D-119

hi,

> "you must be logged in to access system recovery options. If you are having trouble logging in please contact your computer
> administrator for assistance.

As I understand, you haven't put any logging password.............

> so i have no idea how i will log in and to make things worse i have no recovery disc

You can order it for money:

[Recovery disk|https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx]

or get Win copy disk to install, all drivers/utilities are available on driver page

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Hi all.

I have modified the partion of my HDD, now the preistalled Recovery Partion is not available anymore.
I understand that in this way the partion table was modified and so the Recovery Partition cannot be found in order to restore the factory settings or to create a recovery disk.

However, the recovery partition is still on HDD and its contents seem to be correct.

Is there a way to make the recovery partition available yet?
(At the moment, I can use the lapton only by booting it from a"live cd")

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Satellite L50-A-1D6: restore the preinstalled Recovery Partition

> Is there a way to make the recovery partition available yet?
As I understand you recovery partition is still available but problem is that recovery installation tool cannot find it anymore. Recovery partition is visible only in case that notebook has original ?factory settings? and originally defined partition structure.

Unfortunately now you will not be able to start recovery image installation.
Have you created recovery media following instructions described in user?s manuals document?

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I have a friend?s Satellite L350 laptop which I attempted to repair, but the HDD is faulty, so badly I can't create restore disks. I cloned the image partition to another HDD (yes I created 2 partitions) which is a western digital, but for some reason when pressing F8 I can't get into the restore option, but I can on the faulty drive, is this because you have to use a Toshiba HDD only?

Thanks in advance

Chris

Answer:Re: Satellite L350-170 - cannot use cloned recovery partition

Hello Chris

It has nothing with Toshiba HDD. This option works when notebook is preinstalled with original recovery image. This with cloned partition will not work and HDD recovery option will not be listed in ?advanced boot options?.

Only when you install recovery image on this new HDD it will works.

One more thing: this old L350 works very good with Win7 32bit so if possible install it instead of using original Vista.

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EDIT:
Thanks to a recovery software I have saved the "HDD RECOVERY" folder an all the other files that were in D:(the damaged partition) into another folder in C:

Now how can I burn a recovery cd/dvd starting by this folder ?


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I've the Satellite A300-21w that came with a 320 GB HD splitted in 2 partitions: C: & D an Vista Home premium:
The D: partition containing the "HDD RECOVERY" folder was accidentally damaged by me and now the system only view the C: partition !
I've tried to run the Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator but it shows the message: can't find the "hdd recovery" folder.
How can I reboot my laptop?

Message was edited by: melauf00

Answer:Satellite A300 - Recovery partition is lost

Thanks to a recovery file software now I' ve copied the "HDD REcovery" directory with all the other hidden files in D: in a folder in C:

Now...how I can burn a recovery cd/dvd with that folder ???

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Hi,

I normally use DBAN to wipe my disks, however, I'm interested in doing this on a laptop without destroying the recovery partition.

Basically on a Satelitte L300 I would like to wipe the HDD using DBAN (Darik's Boot & Nuke) (but preserve the recovery partition) and then do a clean install of Windows 7. Is this possible or do I need to look at another alternative?

Thanks

Answer:Re: Satellite L300 - Keep recovery partition when using DBAN

I don?t use DBAN and cannot give you proper answer but one thing I must say: create recovery DVD using preinstalled ?Toshiba recovery disc creator? and after doing this you can do whatever you want.

If something goes wrong you can install OS using these discs.
Please note: when you install own Win7 using non-Toshiba disc saved recovery image has no sense anymore because you will not be able to start HDD recovery anymore. To get factory settings again you must use Toshiba recovery DVDs.

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G'day alll,

Been out of the game for a while, got a Toshiba Satellite P850
I thought id set it back to factory default so hit zero key.

Came up with option wipe hdd, Toshiba recovery wizard.

I thought great it will wiped the hdd then let me use the hidden partition to reinstall the fresh copy of windows8 that came with it.

Now I get on boot up
Reboot & select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and pre any key.

Im gob smacked that its own Toshiba recovery wizard would wipe it own recovery partiton ....

so now have no recovery partiton as im aware as holding the zero key down keeps coming up with the above..

think i made a big boboo.

Looking for best way & eaiest way to solve this?
cheers macka.

Ive tried using my hiren & bootcd but wont even pick them up after chaning boot order in bios to cd drive first etc.

just keeps going back to
Reboot & select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and pre any key.

any help will be appreciated.
cheers again Macka. Am i missing something???

Answer:Lost recovery partition on Satellite P850

Your biggest mistake was that you didn?t create recovery media using preinstalled recovery media creator tool. With this recovery media (DVD or USB stick) you will be able now to install original recovery image. It is also described in user?s manuals document. Such back-up is very important.

Problem is that you cannot force your notebook to have access or install recovery image, if it is still saved on HDD. Now you can either install own OS version using Microsoft installation disc or order original Toshiba recovery disc for recovery image installation.

I don't know where do you live but if you have European notebook model you can order it on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Hello all,
Question for you , i have a toshiba and when i turn it on it doesnt give me a splash screen it bots right into the recovery partition what can i do so i can get my splash screen back and hange boot device ? I cant even get into the BIOS.
Chris

Answer:Toshiba satellite booting to recovery partition

Hold down the F2 key and then power-on the computer.

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Hallo,

my satellite u400-22z came with a big fat "hdd recovery" folder on the hard drive - yes I know what it's for,
but the insufferably awful version of windows vista that came with the machine made me decide that, in a case of system fault, I will not again install that failed attempt of an operating system.
So I don't care for that recovery data.

So those ~ 11 GB of junk sitting on my drive is bugging me, I cannot delete the HDDRecovery folder, it it somehow protected from deletion.

How can I circumvent that ?

Also, is it safe or can I make it safe, to use the seemingly hidden small partition (is this for recovery also?) I found, which is IIRC ~ 2GB or so big, for own purposes, without wrecking my current windows installation ?

Thanks in advance,
Steve

Answer:Satellite U400-22z - How to delete HDD recovery partition

Hi,

If you have made a recovery disk and don't want store hdd recovery folder on hdd, you can remove it.

> I cannot delete the HDDRecovery folder, it it somehow protected from deletion.

You remove it as always you do to remove any files from your system.

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Hi

I have a Toshiba Satelite A 100 - 786 model.It has a HDD of 120 GB.n which 1.5 GB isa factory Setup partition and the reast is for my usage i guess its for Win Re ...but i dont wsant this partition wat do i haveto do.I used the disk Management but this 1.5 GB remain Unallocated and it does not even gets extende.Pls advise.

Thank You

Moosa Anis

Answer:I want to Remove the 1.5 GB recovery partition of my Satellite A100-786

Hi,

why do you want to remove that partition? Because of additional harddisk space you will gain?? For the cost of a really nice and comfortable recovery system which is really good? Postpone, if your system has some serious problems and you want to recover your machine, what will you do then?

So if you are really sure that you want do it, then make it like following described:

Grab a cd-image of the windows-live-cd "UBCD4Win" (http://www.ubcd4win.com/), burn it to cd, boot it and modify your partitions with it, should work withour problems.

Greets

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Hi all,

I have an L30 (psl33e) which has the recovery partition in tact but I cannot find how to access it.

I don't recall a recovery CD and thought that holding zero or F10 down when powering the laptop on would allow me to recover the system.

If I need a recovery CD to access the partition then where do I obtain that?

Any help would be appreciated.

Ben

Answer:Satellite L30 PSL33E - How to access the Recovery partition

Hi

I think your Sat L30 was not equipped with the HDD recovery option and therefore there is no HDD recovery partition!

If your notebook would support the HDD recovery then it should be able to restore this notebook pressing the F8 button immediately after notebook has been powered up.
Then you could choose the option ?Repair my computer?.

But as I said above, I doubt this L30 would support this because as far as I know the Recovery disk should be delivered with the notebook.

If you don?t have a Recovery disk then try this website:
https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

If you will be not able to order the disk using the website above then contact the ASP in your country for a Recovery DVD.

Bye

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Hi.

Toshiba Satellite L850 laptop. PSKDGA-02Y012. The original HDD failed in workmates same laptop so we replaced both HDD after creating a recovery usb stick. Then used that to restore the OS to original OOB status.
That worked fine and laptop is running great but now I want to PUT back the Recovery partition (now only on the usb stick i think) to the new HDD.

Simple to shrink the HDD C: (partition 2) on the HDD but then how to transfer twhats on the usb stick (recovery usb stick) back onto the HDD?

Thanks for any help.

Minsik..

Answer:Satellite L850 - How to put BACK a recovery partition on to HDD?

Hello Minsik

When you buy new notebook you will get it with preinstalled operating system (recovery image). Original recovery image is saved on HDD on recovery partition.
Every notebook owner has option to make recovery image back-up and create recovery media. It could be DVD or USB media. You can do it using preinstalled Toshiba recovery media creator tool.
This tool will create bootable recovery media that can be used for original recovery image installation if there is problem with HDD recovery image installation or when HDD is defective and must be replaced.

In case that HDD is defective and must be replaced or notebook owner want to upgrade HDD you can install original recovery image using created recovery media (USB). After recovery image installation you will have the same situation as on first start after notebook purchase. With other words notebook will have factory settings again.

In this case original recovery image is already copied on new HDD and you will also be able to start HDD recovery installation. So there is no reason to copy recovery media onto HDD.
Please note: HDD recovery installation will work with factory settings only.

If you have more questions please feel free to ask.

Good luck.

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I have satellite A300 with pre loaded Vista home premium OS, due to some reason I had to format the entire disk and I lost my OS recovery partition.

Can any one help me in getting my os partition?
I had checked with the service centers they said I can use the OS recovery partition of similar model.

So I request everyone if anyone can provide me the OS partition, I would be thankful to them.

Please contact me at [email protected]

regards
anup

Answer:Satellite A300 - I lost the recovery partition

Hi!

I think you did understand something wrong.
On the Toshiba notebooks there is no recovery partition, they have a HDDrecovery folder that contains the factory settings.
I recovery partition that you mean is a Window Vista feature, not a Toshiba.
Here is a useful link to this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WinRE

The HDD recovery folder is stored on the second partition of the notebook. You can use the HDD recovery function if you go in the advanced boot menu, choose ?Repair my computer? and select the Toshiba HDD recovery function.
But I think this is too late now?

Did you burn the Toshiba recovery disk? Normally you can burn the factory image that is stored in the HDD recovery folder on a DVD by using the Toshiba recovery disk creator. Therefore you get always a remember message or popup that you have to do this.

If you didn?t do this and you want the Toshiba recovery disk you must order a new one. You can do this here: https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

I hope I could help you. Do you have more questions?

Bye

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toshiba satellite l655-128

my recovery partition crash

i need CD/DvD/Usb recovery

where i can get it??

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My laptop is Satellite C55-A-1K6

In the past, i have deleted Toshiba System Recovery Partition by mistake when i install new OS to my laptop then i sent my laptop to Toshiba Service and they recrate standard partitions and send my laptop to me back.

I need to ask that question to you now;

When i open Disk Management in Computer Administration i see two partition that named Recovery. One of them is at the begining of the disk and it is 1 GB, other one is 11 GB and at the and of the disk. Which one is for Toshiba System Recovery?

On the other hand i have just created 3*4,5 GB Toshiba System Recovery DVD via Toshiba Recovery Media Creator . Instead of i have those dvds am i still need Recovery Partition to Recovery my laptop in the future?

Now, if i delete all partitions on the hdd now, can i still use Toshiba Recovery with these 3*4,5 GB DVD?

Thanks...

Answer:Satellite C55-A-1K6 - Which Partition is Important for Toshiba Recovery?

Original recovery image contains operating system, all necessary drivers, Toshiba specific tools and utilities, and of course some additional software so it cannot be 1GB only. 11GB partition is for recovery image.

> On the other hand i have just created 3*4,5 GB Toshiba System Recovery DVD via Toshiba >Recovery Media Creator . Instead of i have those dvds am i still need Recovery Partition to Recovery >my laptop in the future?
Generally speaking you don't need it anymore. Using your created recovery DVD you will be able to install original recovery image anytime you want. In case that HDD will be effective and exchanged with new one you can use these discs to install original recovery image.

Many people don't read user?s manuals and do not create recovery media. After some experiments they are surprised why HDD recovery image installation doesn't work anymore.

I hope some other Toshiba notebook owners will read this so here is original info from Toshiba recovery reminder:

+Important INFORMATION+

+your system is equipped with hard disk recovery system. If you need to repair your computer by restoring it to original factory state, you can do it directly from harddisk (press F8 when you boot your computer, choose "Repair your computer" and follow the menue instructions) or create a bootable Recovery Disc Medium for this purpose.+

+Toshiba recommends you to create Recovery Disc Medium using the "Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator" to ... Read more

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Need to run recovery procedure but lost the partition on the HD. Since the product key is stored in BIOS/UEFI i wonder if i can use the iso provided by Microsoft 8.1 + drivers posted on Toshiba site.
Is this possible or must i purchase the recovery disks from Toshiba?
The OS mentioned there is Win 8 RTM 64-bit

Answer:Recovery partition lost on Satellite C870D

Yes you can use iso file and drivers offered on Toshiba download page but you cannot use product key for activation. As far as i know this key belongs to original recovery image that you got with your machine.

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I have upgraded windows 7 Home premium to Win 7 professional. Please could you give me some guidance to update (or overwrite) the recovery partition so that Win 7 Pro becomes the default O/S, and all the Toshiba Satellite L750 drivers and software are included (bluetooth, and wireless software & drivers etc).

I have already created a new system image on the recovery partition, and a system repair disk.

Supermalx.

Answer:Overwriting the Recovery partition on Satellite L750

Something like this is not possible. Original recovery image cannot be modified or changed.
I just hope you have created recovery media (DVD or USB) before you have made any changes.

Using this created recovery media you will be able to install original recovery image anytime you want.

If you have more questions you are welcome.

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Actually i would like to delete the recovery partition on my new Satellite P855 by using diskpart. Now i have to problems/uncertainty (of course i already created the recovery dvds):

1: Whe i look in Disk Managment on my Windows 8, there are 2 recovery partitions !? one small at the beginning of the disk (450 MB) an one bigger at the end of the disk (8.66 GB). I am a little confused about that. Isn't there usualy only one recovery partition? Are these both recovery partitions from toshiba for windows 8?

2: I read somewhere, that there can occure problems with the system by deleting the recovery partition. is there any risk if i delete the two recovery partitions mentioned above? (besides that i do not have the recovery files on the harddisk anymore) Could this affect the stability or the ability of the system?

As I don't want to risk, that i crash my system, i hope someone knows about this!

Thank you guys

cheers
kdar

Answer:Satellite P855 and Win8 - would like to delete the recovery partition

And why you want to delete the recovery partition?
Its better to leave it as it is in cases you would like to recover the notebook back to factory settings.

> 1: Whe i look in Disk Managment on my Windows 8, there are 2 recovery partitions !? one small at the beginning of the disk (450 MB) an one bigger at the end of the disk (8.66 GB). I am a little confused about that. Isn't there usualy only one recovery partition? Are these both recovery partitions from toshiba for windows 8?

I assume one has been created by Win 8. it contains files to repair the system in cases something would be wrong? the last partition seems to be from Toshiba containing the recovery image files.

> 2: I read somewhere, that there can occure problems with the system by deleting the recovery partition. is there any risk if i delete the two recovery partitions mentioned above? (besides that i do not have the recovery files on the harddisk anymore) Could this affect the stability or the ability of the system?

Deleting the Toshiba partition should not (usually) affect the notebook system ability but nevertheless you should create a recovery disk BEFORE deleting anything on the HDD.
The recovery disk would allow you to go back to factory settings in cases the system would be muddled up.

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Hi all,

i installed XP over my french copy of Vista, having too many problem to be able to deal with it anymore.
Hard drive has a recovery partition.

Any ideas on how to access it do a reinstall all over again of vista?

Since it came with no recovery cd.dvds

thanks for you help

regards

tired of trying

Answer:Satellite P300D: how do i access Recovery partition for a refresh?

You said:
> installed XP over my French copy of Vista,

I think the Win XP installation formatted the HDD and erased the HDD partition and therefore you will be not able to recover the notebook using the HDD recovery procedure.
Even so the second partitions has not been erased, you will be not able to choose the recovery HDD because the advanced settigns will not appear which would allow you to start the HDD recovery.

However, you can try to press F8 at the beginning and could check if advanced settings would appear. If they will not appear then you cannot use the HDD recovery .

In such case you have to order the Toshiba Recovery disk from here:
https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

Cheers

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I have accidentally deleted my recovery partition for TOSHIBA SATELLITE A665 LAPTOP.
Would i be able to create a recovery partition again with the same contents?
If yes then how?...really confused...

Will i have to buy a new recovey disk because when i purchased my laptop i did not receive any recovery disk...
will i be able to get my laptop as it was before?

Answer:Satellite A665 - accidentally deleted my recovery partition

Hi

You did not receive any recovery disks because there is a preinstalled software called Toshiba Recovery Media Creator which creates such disks.
But this should be created at the first day of purchase? I assume you will not be able to create such disk now because the partition (which contains the image files) has been deleted.
So now you will need to purchase the recovery disk (about 30?) in order to recover the notebook. After that the recovery partition should be available again.

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Now that I've discovered that using the Recovery Medium on a new HDD would create the Recovery Partition as well... comes the next question... how do I update the recovery partition.

My Toshiba Satellite P750 (PSAY1A-01Y022) current factory settings has 132 Windows update that needs to be applied during the first pass. I've had to run the Windows update 4 times before it shows "up to date". Not to mention the Toshiba Drivers as well.

I'd also like to include some applications (Microsoft Office and other software and utilities)...
All in all, I spent 2 days just to bring it up t the state that I want it in.
But I just can't access the Recovery Partition (at least not all of it!)

If you look at Disk Management, the Recovery Partition doesn't have a Volume Name and the File System is blank. If I right click on the recovery partition... all I see is "Help" Option.

I tried to assign a drive letter using Diskpart... but it doesn't show much.
My guess is that it is GBT/EUFI.

Does anyone have any experience updating the Recovery Partition?

Answer:Satellite P750 (PSAY1A) - How to update the recovery partition?

> Now that I've discovered that using the Recovery Medium on a new HDD would create the Recovery Partition as well... comes the next question... how do I update the recovery partition.

What do you mean by recovery partition update?
The recover partition should NOT be touched!

In case you would change the partition, the HDD recovery procedure could not be started!

Probably you did not understand the meaning of such HDD recovery procedure.
This is the option provided by Toshiba and the HDD Recovery allows you to set the notebook back to factory settings; to the same state like at the first day of purchase.

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Greetings,

A friend of mine has bought Toshiba Satellite L40-18Y (PSL48E) from a major Bulgarian electronics retailer and insists that it had come without any CDs but on first boot it installed Vista.

After that some other friend of his deinstalled Vista and put a XP for reasons unknown (he said some drivers and patches were necessary to make XP run properly, I suspect it might have been something about LBA48 and SP1).

Anyway, the XP installation is dead and the filesystem of it's disk share is corrupted.
After I deleted it with gparted I have two disk shares now.
First row in partition table: ntfs share labeled WinRE (not hidden, not bootable)
(It has a hidden file RavMon.exe and autorun.inf which implies that the damage on XP installation was maybe caused by a virus)
Second row in partition table: empty (XP installation was there)

Third row in partition table: ntfs share with data

The problem is that the first partition won't boot and act like recovery partition even when I toggle the boot flag.

Is it at all recovery partition and how should I access it?
I read out in some posts that If You press '0' when the computer starts the Bios will boot it automagically, but it didn't work.

In a manual which was downloadable for this model on Toshiba Support website the key was specified as F12. It didn't work either.

I'll be very thankful for any directions, solutions or ideas.

Answer:Satellite L40-18Y: Corrupt file system - How to use the recovery partition

Hi

Maybe there is a little change to reinstall the Vista using the HDD recovery procedure.
Please check if this would work.
- Power up the notebook and press F8
- Check if there is an option called ?Repair my Computer?
- if yes, choose it and then choose the last option called Toshiba recovery.

But to be honest I don?t see any big chances that this would work because you have already removed the Vista from the HDD.

You should have read the user manual before erasing the Vista.
The user manual (Chapter 3) said that if the Recovery DVD was not delivered with the notebook then you have to create such DVD using the Toshiba Recovery Disk Creator program (is was also preinstalled). The user manual describes also the HDD Recovery procedure mentioned above.

However, the recovery DVD can be also ordered here:
https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

Greets

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My laptop is L670-1JN

On my disk C: is installed windows
On my disk D: is installed HDD recovery

With windows seven I want to create on my disk D: a new partion E:
This partition E: will be reserved for my data.
Once partition E: create I want to make a disk image of C: and D:

In case of serious problem :
first I will used first HDD recovery
If it doesn't work I will restore disk image C: and D:

My question is : HDD recovery will work if I create on my disk D: a new partion E: ?

Answer:Satellite L670-1JN - Will HDD recovery work if I part the partition D?

Hi

To be honest, I never tested this but I think you should be able to use the HDD recovery even if the D partition has been changed but this is just my opinion.
So before you would change ANYTHING on the HDD, I recommend creating the Recovery disk!
The recovery disk helps you to set the notebook (also the HDD) back to factory settings if something would go wrong with the HDD or similar?

With recovery disk you are on the safety side, you know?
I think you can run some experiments after the Recovery disk has been created.

Please share you experience with us? I?m very interesting?.

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For my Satellite C855-2HW with Win 8 OEM, I'd like a separate data partition besides the OS+programs one.
At the moment 4 partitons are already in use.
First a 450MB recovery partition, second a 260 MB EFI partition, third the 920GB OS partition and fourth a 10GB recovery partition.

Now that I've made recovery DVD's with 'Toshiba Media Recovery Creator' , I can safely remove the recovery partition right?
Can you only do this from external media like with Diskpart or Gparted ?

The need for this partition is for media files; fotos, docs,music, movies etc.

What is the best way to about this?
cheers, boris.

Answer:Satellite C855-2HW: Win 8 - Can 10GB Recovery partition be removed?

> Now that I've made recovery DVD's with 'Toshiba Media Recovery Creator' , I can safely remove the recovery partition right?

Yes. After changing partitions structure probably you will not be able to use HDD recovery installation anymore. This was the case in the past. Anyway, now you have recovery DVDs and you can install recovery image using these DVDs.

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