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Satellite A500 - problems with creating the recovery disks

Question: Satellite A500 - problems with creating the recovery disks

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.


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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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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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I have a problem creating recovery disks for the Satellite L500-126.

I am using the Toshiba recovery disk creator.

The 1st disk is ok.
When I try to make the 2nd disk, the systems stops exactly at 50% of the 2nd disk. and no more reaction from the disk creator.

I tried 2x, and each time i had to abort and throw away the dvd's.

any suggestions?

Answer:Problem creating recovery disks for the Satellite L500-126


You should try another DVD from different manufacturers?
It?s nothing unusual that some DVDs are not fully compatible and that the CD/DVD drives cannot write the data properly?
I had such issue in the past and could solve this testing and using different DVDs.

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I was just wondering about this.
Could i make ISO images of my recovery disks, i know i could just make some more copies, but i am learning how to create ISO images.
But i was a bit worried what would happen when i put a disk in the drive.....

Answer:Re: Satellite L300-1BV - creating ISO images of your recovery disks

This with recovery image is a little bit complicated and something like this is not possible.
All you can do is to create recovery DVD using Toshiba recovery disc creator or start recovery from HDD directly using Toshiba recovery option (F8).

You can do with this what you want but how you want to start installation later?
Sorry but I think it will not work.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite L300-139 (Vista, 160GG, 2GB memory).

Hard disk has been damaged (when booting Vista, systems does not start at all, and every time only a blank screen with the mouse arrow is shown --> tried all choices + PE boot etc. but there is no access to the Recovery Console) and there is no possibility to run CHKDSK to fix this problem.

No recovery disks were created when the computer was new.

I removed the laptop hard disk and plugged it in to my desktop computer, but 2 partitions out of 3 were damaged and I managed to recover some data including:

c:\program files\TOSHIBA

Recovery of the data was done by using and external USB hard disk.

I copied all the data to the USB disk and started the TRORDCLauncher program (run as Administrator). All it does it removes my DVD-drive from vista and then fails with error (rough translation):
"Other process is using the drive or there is no drives available. Check the drive status. [OK]"

It seems that Recovery Images have been created with Windows PE Tools 2.0 (Imagex), but as the data is spreaded around the folders I have not been able to create the recovery disks manually.

Any Ideas and knowledge how to create the recovery disks with this data what I have or do I have to order the DVD's and wait for couple of weeks before getting the system up again?



If someone knows a nice solution for executing Microsoft CHKDS... Read more

Answer:Creating Recovery disks without the possibility to boot -Satellite L300

Sorry but there is no chance you can create recovery DVD. Recovery DVD can be created if you use ?Toshiba Recovery creator? tool only and unfortunately there is no way to get it.

HDD recovery procedure using F8 can work only if the HDD configuration is not changed (new OS installed), the HDD recovery folder must be placed on second partition.
So with short words, you can do this just if the notebook has ?factory settings?. Now you cannot do anything but order new original recovery DVD for this notebook model.

If you want to do this you can order it under


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just bought a satellite A505-S6005 and trying to create recovery disks.
I am using Dynex DVD-R.

It created the 1st disk after erroring out 2 times and when I started the 2nd disk kept getting the message again which is Error Code OE01BS-26-2A037303 says power calibration area error occurred, check disk for dirt or scratches.

The disks are not scratched and after going through 5-6 disks am wondering if something is wrong with the optical drive & not the disks.

Any help appreciated.

Answer:Satellite A505-S6005: power calibration error creating recovery disks


I think it?s a problem with your DVD medias?
You are using not compatible disks!!!

Try different DVDs from different manufacturers.
I?m use the Verbatim or TDK DVD-R and my CD/DVD drive handles these disks trouble free.

Check it!!! I?m sure this will help you!!!

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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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I have SATELLITE L350D-212 notebook with windows 7 home premium OA.
It started to complain that there was something wrong with the harddisk so I went and bought another harddisk of same size.

I have created the recovery disk when the computer was bought and have backup of all the data in external harddisk.

After I changed the new harddisk to the notebook and tried to boot from recovery disk nothing happens eventhoug I can see that there seems to be everything Ok with the disk.

Any ideas on how to get the recovery to run for the new harddisk?

I have the old harddisk attached as external disk via USB but can't boot from that too. It just stops at some point and says to shutdown.

Answer:Satellite L350D-21 Problems using recovery disks to recovery to new HDD


Usually the recovery disk should format the new HDD but I would recommend to attach the new HDD as an external device to another computer and to format this new HDD before trying to recover the notebook.

After the HDD has been formatted, connect it to the L350D and boot from the recover disk?

Good luck

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I am installing the new Windows 7 and I insert the disk. Nothing happens. I go to my computer and try to open the disk drive or explore this and it doesnt show anything.
I've checked with other CD's and it doesnt work. DVD do work tho.....

What's wrong?

Answer:Satellite A500 DVD/CD Driver not working (cant read disks)


Maybe there is dust over the lens? Have you clean the lens using a microfiber cloth? If not , check this!!!

Alternative you should try to remove the upper and lowerfilteres in registry. Follow the instructions in this MS workaround:

I had a similar issue and after removing the upper and lowerfilters it worked again! :)

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I have Windows 7, and the recovery disk creation program only opens up while in safe mode. Is it ok to create the disks in safe mode?

Answer:Creating Recovery Disks

Moving this to the Win 7 forum.


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I am about to create a recovery disk for my new laptop.Hit a slight problem, when it asks me what media I want to use it gives me 3 options:DVD (DL) 1 neededDVD 2 needdedCD 20 neededMy question isWhat is a DVD (DL)Thanks

Answer:Creating recovery disks on DVD's

Double Layer DVD.

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Nearly new Win 8 laptop in the office.  From time to time it has suggested I create recovery disks.  I finally managed to buy some DVD-R disks (that involved driving more than 100 miles).  What to do instead of waiting for the next prompt?
I tried Control Panel -> Recovery -> Create Recovery Drive
It then asks Copy Recovery Partition?  If yes, it offers only the option of creating a recovery drive (using a flash drive of at least 16 GB capacity).  If no, you have the option of creating disks instead ... but it created only a single disk, using only about 1/3 the capacity of the disk (to judge by the visible writing trace).  I had been given to understand that "recovery disks" would require 3 to 5 disks.  So is this not the same thing as the recovery disk set that would be created if I accepted the prompt?  and if so, how to generate that prompt without waiting (an unknown number of days) before it appears again?

Answer:Creating recovery drive/disks

Oops, think I may have found the answers to this in the links posted in the thread "Do you need a clean install of windows 8 to make recovery disc?"
Someone please correct me if I am wrong.

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Ok, I have no problem with creating these, I did this so that my hp recovery partition will be on disks, instead of on my computer, so i can use that partition that it is on for storage.

So before i created these disks, I had around 34gigs of hard drive space on my c:/ drive. The way creating these disks worked for me, was I clicked on recovery disk creation in recovery manager, and that apparently saved the recovery files, to my c:/ drive. Because after I did this, my hard drive space went down to 22gigs, and my recovery partition says that it is around 11gigs, so these numbers do make sense.

I have the disks created, and I dont know why it saved the files to my computer before burning the discs, but it did. Either way, my disks are done, and now I want to find where these recovery files saved to my c:/ drive so that I can delete them.

Does anyone know where I could find these and what the folder name might be?

I want to delete them off of the hard drive, as well as delete them off of the recovery partition, so that I can use that space for other stuff.

Answer:Creating backup disks for HP recovery

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i am trying to create a set of recovery disks for this computer.  I have been trying to use "PHILIPS" DVD-R, 4.7GB, 1-16x disk and the computer will not write to these disks,  It gives me a message stating i should use a better disk.  The software states it does not support rewritable +/-RW disks for this operation. What style and brand of disks are recommended for this operation?

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Hi there,

I'm trying to create bootable recovery disks. I use Acronis True image as the imaging utility and now want to create a bootable disk which automatically starts the re-imaging process once I boot off the CD. I know this can be done with Ghost image files but would like to know the CD creation process for Acronis images. I know Nero can create bootable disks but its getting it to work with the Acronis image file of my HDD thats got me stumped. Thanks

Answer:creating recovery media disks

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Hi, HP Notebook - 15-r205ne (ENERGY STAR) My laptop came with windows 8.1 64Bits pre-installed, but later I installed a fresh copy of Windows 10 (64 Bits) over it, without making any recovery disks. Now I want to switch back to windows 8.1 , I still have the D Partition containing recovery files, but going to F11 doesn't help me.Any suggessions on how can I make recovery disks from the D partition within windows 10 and then use those disks to install the original OS back? Thanks in Advance!

Answer:Creating Recovery Disks from Partition on another OS

If you did an upgrade or custom install to Windows 10 and not a 'clean' install within the last 30 days it's easy to go back to Windows 8.1 Revert from Windows 10 to Windows 8.1 Otherwise you will need to purchase recovery media from HP.   If you found my answer helpful please say thanks by clicking on the Thumb's Up icon.If my answer solved your problem please mark it as the Accepted Solution. Thanks! 

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I recently bought a HP pavillon notebook, and I want to create recovery disks with "Recovery Manager ---> Recovery Disk creation".

I'm using DVD-R disks, the Recovery Manager tells me I need 3 disks. After the creation of the first disk, the Recovery Manager ejects the disk tells me (in french):

Creation du disque 1 sur 3 r?ussie
Reinserez le disque que vous venez de creer et fermez le plateau du lecteur.

which means:

disk 1 of 3 successfullly created
Insert the disk you just created and close the drive tray.

I did that, but nothing happens, the program will do nothing and does not proceed to ne next step; the creation of disc 2.



Answer:Problem when creating recovery disks

There might have been something lost in translation there. Try inserting a blank disc when this pops up. What happens then?


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Did you purchase the notebook second hand? If there is no option to create recovery media, it means that recovery media has already been created. HP only allows for the creation of one set or type of recovery media. That was stated at the time the media was created.  

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Hello guys

My two vista recovery disks.
Can i make "ISO" images out of these using "imgburn" i really just thought it would be a good idea to have the two recovery disks that i have as "ISO" images, so i can have these on my other computer as a backup copies...

I have been learning about the "imgburn" program, and thought it would be a good idea to get some practice on creating some ISO images.

So if this is fine and ok to do, what would normally happen when i inserted the first disk, would i just cancel out anything that pops up...

Windows vista home premium

Answer:Creating ISO images of your recovery disks

Hello carl424,
Take a look at this tutorial, it should explain everything.
Hope this helps, good luck and post your results.

How to create a single layer ISO on your hard drive using ImgBurn - ImgBurn Support Forum

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Hi there: I would like to create a windows 7 recovery disk(s) but I can't find a "onekey" program to execute. I do have some thinkvantage programs on the computer but I don't see "onekey" anywhere. Is there a way for me to create windows 7 recovery disks? I would like to do a fresh install on my thinkpad. I do have a COA on the bottom of the computer. Thanks,

Answer:Creating Windows 7 recovery disks for my T410i

OneKey is an Idea tool typically.  It's done with ThinkVantage tools on Windows 7 Think machines.
IIRC it varied a little over the years.  Sometimes it was an option in Rescue and Recovery, other times there was a direct start menu link, and sometimes it was in tools as above.

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Hi all, I need to create system recovery disks but unsure how to do it. Can someone please give me the instructions? Thank you  ETA: Found it but I want to create a disk. It's asking for a usb

Answer:Creating System Recovery Disks Windows 10

No disks on windows 10, just USB since they are more reliable and faster to read/write.

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Greetings -

Recently purchased a Lenovo X220i laptop, which came with Win7
Home Premium 64 installed, but no separate media.

The laptop has Lenovo's Factory Recovery Disks utility, which I ran.
It created one CD-ROM of just under 300MB, containing:
BOOTMGR file (375KB)
WINRE.WIM file (288.5MB)
a 17MB BOOT folder.

Given that the C:\Windows directory alone has 14GB in it, the CD contents
strike me as being enough to perhaps boot the laptop, but not enough to
recreate Windows on another disk if & when the factory hard drive goes south
(or I decide to replace it with an SSD).

Is there perhaps a Windows7 utility backup that I should be using to create
a fully restorable Windows install package (excluding, of course, additional
programs that I've installed from original media) and, if so, what is it?

Insight welcome.

Thanks kindly,

- Richard

Answer:creating recovery disks w/o original media ??

You can Order Lenovo Recovery Disks from here:
Lenovo Support - Home (US)

Lenovo Recovery
Lenovo Support - Home (US)

For Windows imaging & backup:
System Image Recovery
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
Restore Backup User and System Files

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I recently purchased a new computer with Windows7 and no where in the setup process was i instructed to create system recovery disks. I have now loaded all of my programs, printer, scanner etc and thought perhaps I better take care of creating the system recovery disks before I forgot. When I started the process, the first thing I saw was a statement"

It is important to create the system recovery disks before using your computer

Just how important is that step? I have had the computer for one week so of course have used it to register software, create some documents etc.

What will happen if I go ahead and create the disks and then need to use them in the future sometime?

Answer:Solved: Creating System Recovery Disks W7

The typical recovery discs made using the computer manufacturer's software wiil restore the computer hard drive to fresh from the factory conditions. Any software you installed and files you saved after purchasing the computer will not be recovered. There is third party software available that can create a snapshot of the current hard drive contents and burn it to CDs or DVDs. You can then use those disc to restore all contents as they were they day you made the discs.

If you do not make the backup discs, you will have problems getting the computer running if you ever have the need to replace the hard drive or a virus trashes the hard drive contents. At that point, you would either need to purchase recovery discs from the manufacturer, if still available, or purchase and install a full version of Windows and then hunt down the hardware drivers.

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I tried to create the recovery media and i am getting the message "Resources required by this application are already in use. Please retry after the other application completes". Can any one help me to solve this issue? I haven't created the recovery disk so far. Your help is much appreciated.


Go to Solution.

Answer:Problem in creating recovery media disks

Having the same problem with my brand new n200 (UK). Can't run 'Recovery Disks' or 'Recovery Media' options in Create Recovery Media dialogue box. Same error message displayed both times.

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I'm trying to create a set of recovery media from the HPA for my ThinkCentre S50. The selection to create disks is available, and begins "Extracting files. Please wait." but then throws the error: "An internal error has caused this process to fail." Any info on this type of error? Thanks for your insight

Answer:Error creating Recovery Disks for S50 - 8086

Hi, I am having the exact same problem with an S51.  The "Create set of Product Recovery disks" option is available (according to Lenovo, this would indicate that I can do that since I am allowed one copy); but, after going through the "Extracting Files, Please Wait" little dot process a box pops up that says "An internal eror has caused this process to fail" That is all I get.  No other information.  It just goes away when you press the OK button. Does anyone have any idea what is going on.  I would appreciate any help I can get.  Thanks.  

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Under My Computer, C:/ drive, I right click to Properties, Tools and then to Back Up Now. I went through this up to the point where it selects a backup device. My system came with a factory-installed CD WRiter / DVD-ROM. The device DOES NOT appear. Is the manufaturer so worried about cash flow that they disable my ability to make my own backup disks, so I have to pay them for the recovery/backup disks??? I'm tired of calling them because everything seems to be a software problem which is not covered by ANY warranty! I have a 14GB file waiting to be backed up to DVD. Is there a way I can finish my backup and create my recovery disks? Many thanks.

My System : [email protected]#% Laptop with CoreDuo, 1 Gb RAM, 60 Gb HD, Windows XP Pro.

Answer:Problem creating backup/recovery disks

For one thing I do not understand what make and model a [email protected]#% is. SO what is the make and model of your computer ?

There is usually a good reason for no recovery disk with a computer and usually a good way to make one or send you to find out how to make recovery cd.

Since your word above starts with a D we will assume it is a Dell

How Do I Create a CD Containing My Operating System with the Dell™ OS Recovery Utility?

please read this article and if you need print for reference.

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Ok, so first thing I do when I get a new PC...1.  Charge Battery2.  Start initially, go through any wizards to get into Windows for the first time3.  Reboot once4.  Log in to Windows5.  CREATE RECOVERY DISKS I mean I don't know how long ago but the trend has been vendors put either a recovery partition or provide imaging software to image the HD as is and this be your recovery disks... no problem... So I start the creating recovery disks process, and naturally it fails on the 3rd Disk... but it says to put in another blank disk and goes on... Now after I create a recovery disk I always put them to use and make sure they work... naturally it doesn't... results in a Blue Screen of Death.  No problem because I already knew I could reinstall from the Recovery Partition provided (I didn't do a complete HD recovery wiping out the recovery partition) I managed to recover just fine and tried to make a new set of Recovery Disks.......... now here's the kicker: I get a message saying "You can have only one copy of the Microsoft Windows operating system.  The Product Recovery Media Creator will exit now."  LOL Wouldn't be too much of an issue if they would have provided Windows 7 recovery disks w/ purchase instead of XP Pro only.  That I don't understand at all. So anyone know of how to reset the Recovery Media so I can created a NEW set of recovery disks? 

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Answer:Lenovo's Creating Factory Recovery Disks = FAIL

This is a licensing issue; why is it a fail?Just delete Q:\FactoryRecovery\service_done.ini if you want to create another set...

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Good day,

I have a Qosimo G50-12G and I have tried several times to make recovery disks, but at a certain moment
the following error occurs:

The next file can not be read


Error message: 020150-20-00000000

Does anybode knows what this means and how to solve this?


Answer:Qosimo G50-12G Error occurs while creating recovery disks


Did you change something on your notebook? For example the partitions size or did you remove any content from the HDD recovery partition?

What is the G: drive in your case? Is it a partition or a CD/DVD drive?

I?m not quite sure why this error appears but some users here in the forum reported about the errors while recovery disk creation. In most cases the usage of other and different DVDs has helped to sort out this issue.
I?m using the TDK DVD-R and I?m happy.

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I was trying to make a set of of system recovery disks(Win7) but was unable to finish the last 2 out of 3 disks needed due to write errors on low quality DVD's. When I got a new set of DVD-R disks to finish the job, I found that the Recovery Disk Creation program starts off where it ended. I need to be able to start the disk creation from the beginning but the disk creation program won't let me do this. Is there a way?

Answer:Solved: Creating system recovery disks for Win7

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I have just bought a T520 Laptop with Win7 pre-installed. I setup all the software and I want to create the factory recovery disks. I open the ThinkVantage Tools, select Factory Recovery and it it brings up a small dialog box to create media. The drop down box is empty, there is no dvd drive listed. (I certainly have one, I've loaded software from it)
I go to my computer, system properties, device manager and there is no DVD/CD device listed! I right click on the computer and 'Scan for hardware changes'. Eventually it comes back and says it cannot find the DVD drive!
How do I create recovery disks if Lenovo / Win 7 don't recognize the DVD drive?
Is there something else I need to install?
Is the DVD drive broken?
Thanks for any help
Moderator Note: Edited subject to match content.

Answer:T520: No DVD drive for Creating Factory Recovery Disks?

Is the drive powered on? Stick a blank in it and see if it spins up, then you should be able to use it.

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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,

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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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?



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

Do you know where you can order recovery disc?

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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


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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I just spent the better part of a whole day trying to create backups for my newly acquired Lenovo laptop.  I am sure there must be instructions somewhere but I could not find them. For the Lenovo Recovery Disk set, you find it under System and Security.... What I discovered by trial and error was that when prompted to insert a clean disk, it means a factory-fresh, never-written-to disk.  Use an unFormatted disk.  When a fresh disk is inserted, a dialog box appears with two choices. Nothing says it must be configured as "Mastered", but that is what is needed.  DO NOT choose "Live File System".  Since the Live File System choice presents first, not knowing any better, I selected that.  Bad choice... kept getting demand to erase the disk, but there are no options to choose "erase".  If you push it, it will just report back error code rc=31. After having ruined several DVDs, I figured out I needed to choose "Mastered" and everything went smoothly from there on out.  I would advise that you use a CD for the first disk of the recovery set, though, as the small file created wastes a DVD.  Use DVDs for the remaining disks.  In my case, I ended up with a 3 disk set.  Once done, you can't go back and create another boot disk using a CD, because only one set is allowed, so my set is 3 DVDs, the first one only holding 244Mb of data.  Disk one is the "boot" disk, but the prog... Read more

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j have a Thinkpad T410 . about 4 months ago i used paragon partiton manager because i wanted to create a drive with 400 Gigabyte and  i reduced drive c to 50  Gigabyte, and windows seven didnt allow me. after i did that i had trouble starting windows for 2 days and i still dont know how  i got it i want to restore my laptop to its factory settings. i have drive Q and i have the files in it. but i cant make the disks. it says "unable to find files for recovery media".I did make a recovery disk before i used the paragon program but now it doesnt work either. so i want to have another one. what should i do? 

Answer:Creating Recovery Disks & unable to restore my laptop to its factory settings

You are in trouble if you try to make drive C to 50G in the first place. Anyway if you still have Drive Q, there may be hope. You will need to restore your laptop to the factory settings from the thinkvantage blue button. Before you do it, backup ALL the data that you have. Then reboot the laptop and press the Thinkvantage button, go through the restoration to factory settings. After completed, you should use some cloning software like Norton Ghost or Acronis Home or even the default window 7, it has a great backup software build it. Backup and create an image of the system too. In the future, if you need to restore to factory standard, just use the cloned backup. Another obscure way is to google or search in this forum, there is a settings that can changed the backupstate of lenovo form 1 to 0 which allows you to create another set of recovery discs. I have heard of it, some says it work, some don't    

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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.

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


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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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:

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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?

Answer:Satellite A500-134 - Recovery partition is empty


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:

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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


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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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 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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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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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 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


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....

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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 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

- *SOLVED* -

- 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


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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Stop 0x000000001A *Memory_Management* Blue Screen during recovery.
Please help.

Answer:Satellite L500-12T System Recovery from Recovery Disks

First recovery or first notebook start?
HDD or DVD recovery?

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Well, for the first time in 8 years I had to do a system recovery using the disks i created when i first bought my l300-13s using the Toshiba Recovery Disk Creator.
I had inadvertantly deleted the HDD Recovery partition when i set out to do a clone using a bigger HDD.

What I want to find out is instead of making recovery disks to DVD can i make a recovery USB flash drive?



Answer:Satellite L300-13S - Recovery USB instead of Recovery DVD Disks?

When you open Toshiba recovery media creator you can see options which media can be created. I?m not 100% sure but I think on old L300 there was option for recovery DVDs only so I think you cannot create recovery USB.

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Hello everyone.

I bought a Toshiba Satellite A500-18R (Windows 7 64-bits) in January. During the first half of year do not use it too much, but in these last 3-4 months I've experience several problems. I would like to know if someone has experienced the same and also can help me:

# When I turn off wifi antenna from the switch on the front of the laptop and afert i turn on again, if I try to find a wireless network Windows tells me that wireless functionality is not active (I have to go to the Control Panel to reset the device)
# When I play music from Windows Media Player, Winamp, Traktor ... the music sounds like "slowed". I even tried to plug my external USB soundcard (ESI U46 XL) and the result is the same ...
# The laptop battery is consumed even when off. I have had several laptops and this never happened ...
# When i try to burn a blank CD, most times It do not recognize the disk as empty. I know this is not a strange event, but I tested with many brands and only recognized very few (i think isn't normal)
# Another problem with DVD/CD drive is that not recognize me some original CDs. The last problem I had with a CD of drivers for my external sound card (not recognized).

My laptop is still on warranty, but i would like to know if someone has experienced some of this issues or if the drivers update can fix them.

Thanks a lot and sorry for my english, isn't very good.


Answer:Satellite A500-18R - Several problems

Hi Fran

Please tell us if this Win7 is your own installation or you got it with your notebook?

I will try to offer some answers:
# When you switch WLAN to ON you must always check if WLAN LED is ON. You can leave WLAN switch to ON position and enable/disable WLAN module using FN+F8 key combination
# This phenomena is not known to me but what you can try is to check for newer sound driver.
# This is normal that over night battery looses a little bit capacity. If you leave it for longer time off it can lose up to 25% capacity. No reason for panic.
# I don?t know which burning software do you use and what you are doing exactly. It is not easy to say what is wrong there.
# ?some CDs? is pretty general statement and not so good base for discussion. Which CDs? Music CDs, software CDs? It can be that they are bad quality and cannot be readable. It is not possible to offer precise answer to this.

If you have some friend with very good PC knowledge put your notebook in front of him and let him see what happen exactly.

On this virtual way is not so easy to give precise answers.

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I would really need some help. Since nobody from the forums in our country know what exactly is wrong with my laptop this is my final option. Last time my laptop didn't work they charged 75? just to change the keyboard:-o i still have it under warranty but anyway thats just too expensive.

So lets get to the problem. My LCD doesn't work as it should for 2 months now. But recently it got way worse. I have to move my screen to a certain position for it to work correctly. If not, I have horizontal lines all over my screen, or it freezes a bit. But since 2 weeks ago it doesn't start every time (it starts just the screen doesn't work), if the screen is not put in the correct position from the moment i press the power button. It wont recognize it anymore. Sometimes i have to put a little bit of pressure on the screen(sometimes it helps), because if it doesn't recognize it right away it wont recognize it at all later. It works totally fine on my external display.

Could it be the cable connecting the motherboard and the screen? If it is how hard is it to fix it?

I would be extremely happy for every answer and help i could get! i asked everybody and nobody know:(




Answer:Satellite A500-13F - LCD problems

Hi apaljapaz,

Normally if the screen works only when it?s in a certain position it means the cable has a loose connection? So my personal opinion is that the internal LCD cable needs replacing?
It?s strange that the LCD isn?t working anymore but this could be also caused by the cable?

Have you already connected an external monitor?
If it?s working properly the internal graphic card is ok and it?s related to LCD itself or cable.

In your case I would replace the LCD cable and see what happens. It?s a lot of cheaper than LCD ;)

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The thing is playing Age of Empires online I started having problems with the GPU temperature. When you run the AIDA64 stress test the CPU holds up well, but after 35 minutes the test AIDA suspended while the GPU fan does not get to upload their revolutions, (I guess if there was an elevation in temperature would raise the rpm of the fan , no).

I have consulted with the manufacturer of the GPU, nVidia, (the graph is the nVidia GeForce GT 230M) and tell me to contact Toshiba for other options, since, according to them, the problem is not the GPU .

Any ideas or suggestions?

Answer:Satellite A500 - problems with the GPU temperature

Do you use your notebook with original ?factory settings??
Have you installed something that can be responsible for this (non-Toshiba display driver)?

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My Toshiba Satellite A500-15N was purchased last October, so it isn't exactly ancient. The backspace key on my laptop suddenly stopped working a couple of days ago. Sometimes it just doesn't work at all and at other times I have to press down really hard or press the right edge of the key to get it to work.

The behaviour makes me think that this is a hardware problem. Has anyone experienced something similar? Is calling the Toshiba service center my best option?

Answer:Satellite A500-15N Backspace key problems

Yes. Your best option is to contact nearest Toshiba authorized service provider. Let them check keyboard.
If the keyboard is defective I presume you will get new one and exchange will be for free.

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Hello. I'm hoping someone can help me with this one as it's driving me mad!

I've recently purchased a Satellite A500 17X from a friend at work. As it has the standard 4gb, I have gone out and purchased 2x4gb in order to upgrade. The problem here is that the laptop is simply not booting up with any other RAM sticks in place. I've spent over ?50 and took the first set back as I assumed there was a problem with them.

The specs of the sticks:

DDR3 8500
1066 MHz

If anybody can help me out here I'd be very grateful!


Answer:Satellite A500-17X - Problems upgrading RAM

When you want to upgrade RM it is important to use 100% compatible and also high quality product.
I?ve checked specification and your notebook can be upgraded up to 8 GB RAM. Compatible 4GB Ram modules have part number PA3677U-1M4G.

Order these RAMs ad everything will be OK.

By the way: best RAMs offer Kingston so you can also check which modules can you buy for your notebook. Check it here .

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I have damaged my recovery disk 2 on my A30. Where can i get replacement?

Answer:Satellite A30: How to get the Recovery disks?

You will have to contact the ASP in your country for the CD order!
Such CD?s are not very expensive an I?m sure you can purchase the recovery CD from the Toshiba service point!

Please check this page to find the nearest ASP in your country!

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I bought a refurbished Satellite M70-364 off of the internet but it has no recovery disks and I was wondering if any one would be willing to make me a copy of the Satellite M70 recovery disk or loan me the disks.
Would be very gratefull and will pay for the use of the disks please reply by e-mail [email protected]

cheers craig

Answer:Satellite M70-364 recovery disks


you can try it here:

It?s a newly created site for people which need recovery media for their machine..


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can anybody help me. i am trying to use my recovery disks on my p10 but it will format so far and then just shut down. it gets to differant stages each time but been as how it started to format i now have no pc so if anybody can help i will love ya forever

Answer:Recovery disks for my Satellite P10


did you checked your Recovery CD/DVD for scratches? Also it can be that your HDD has some faulty sectors which can be checked with Scandisk!
Scandsk is a DOS based tool which is on every MS bootdisk. You will find different bootdisks at
When you will connect a FDD USB drive and start the notebok, you have to press F12 for boot menu! Choose FDD USB and the bootdisk will start. Then you can use scandisk.
After that you can use a tool called
This will format your HDD.
When you finished and cleaned your recovery CD you should try the recovery again!


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I have a Toshiba Satellite A300- 1EG.

I created 2 recovey disks as required in the "Toshiba Recovey Disk Creator". I created the first one (Disk 1) 2 weeks ago and the second one (Disk 2) today because I didn't have 2 DVDs in hand.

My first question is does it matter if I have left a period of time between the two creations will if affect the recovery if I ever need to use them?

My second question is do both recovery disks just recover the operating system eg: Windows Vista or do they recover everything that was saved on Local Disk C at the time they were created?

My final question is if it happens my operating system dies, do I just power on the laptop and put in recovey disk 1 and then 2, (if that is not how I do it can someone please tell me how to?)


Answer:Satellite A300-1EG - Why do I need 2 recovery disks?


When you use ?Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator? you can see there option for using different empty medias. On some notebook the image can be burned on one empty DVD and on some models you need two of them. It depends on recovery image.

For my Satellite A300 I used two DVD-R medias. I have created recovery images for several notebooks and it is not known to me you have interrupt recovery creation and continue it later. When the first media is finished you must put second empty media and burning procedure will continue automatically. As far as I know there is NO option for disc 2 creation only. Please be careful about that.

I recommend you to obtain two empty DVD-R medias and create recovery DVDs at once.

When you use recovery DVD the whole HDD will be deleted, not just partition C. that means all data saved on HDD will be deleted. If your notebook has two HDD the recovery procedure will affect HDD1 only. Be careful about that and before you start recovery procedure back up all your important data.

Final answer to final question ;) ? when you want to install OS again using recovery media do follow:
Power your notebook ON and press F12 to enter boot options
Put recovery media 1 into optical disc drive
In boot options choose CD/DVD drive and press ENTER
Follow the menu on the screen

Of course, start with DVD1 and when asked insert second DVD.

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We have a Satellite Pro L10-135: Intel with Windows XP.

The laptop is a few years old and is full of spyware, my partner has also accidently deleted some program files. I have removed all personal files and would like to completely reformat the unit to factory condition.

But she has lost the recovery CDs. I have tried to get them from Toshiba, but when I enter the serial number it says that its too old and the disc is unavailable. I've also tried to find the Toshiba Recovery Disk Creator, but on the start menu, it is nowhere to be found instead it says Start>All Programmes>Toshiba>Networking or Start>All Programmes>Toshiba>Utilities.

I need the process to be idiot-proof as I am not too confident with computers, so I would like to get a genuine Toshiba restoration, rather than attemting to download individual drivers, etc.

Does anyone know where I could buy or download the disc in the UK?

Many thanks.

Answer:Satellite Pro L10-135 no recovery disks, need to restore

It is always problematic with old notebook models but what you can try is to contact nearest authorized Toshiba service provider in your country and ask for help.
Maybe they have somewhere archived old recovery discs and can help you with this.

One more thing: very often I saw that people offer recovery discs on eBay.
Check it out. Maybe you will be lucky and find recovery disc for your notebook model there.

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Ok my first problem with my laptop was that I had about 5 Trojan viruses which passed through my antivirus some how =/

But now cause I rang up Toshiba line they said use recovery disks. I did not do the recovery disks because the disks would not go had to update firmware -.- did nott do that but he said ok press F8 on start up.

I did that HDD Recovery but it got stuck at 31 % and restarts. I load it up and it says BOOTMGR is missing press cntrl + alt + del to restart. I do that comes straight back to the same screen. I do it like 50 times nothing I can do.

I have searched the internet for the recovery disks download no help. I rang them up they said they cant system recover it -.- no idea what to do Any ideas?

Answer:Satellite L300D-13S - Need recovery disks


I agree with the Toshiba hotline, you should use the recovery disk for this problem.

You can not download the recovery disks in the internet but you can buy a new one. Here is the link:


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I have a Toshiba Satellite C50-A-19T laptop with OS windows 8.1

Recently my laptop had booting problems so i contacted toshiba support and they told me to get recovery disk from and i ordered the disk and it arrived today#

When i enter the recovery disk and boot from the disk drive (ODD) it brings the windows logo then after a minute it goes to a blank screen and i waited and after a while it was still a blank screen
I had already went into the BIOS to change the settings to boot from the CD but even after that the same problem persists

Please help

Answer:Satellite C50-A-19T - recovery disks not working


Go to BIOS and disable the option called: secure boot
Now you should be able to boot from the ODD.

By the way: please check if the HDD is listed on the first BIOS page (name, size, etc?)
In case the HDD details are not visible, the HDD isn?t recognized by BIOS? this could be related to HDD malfunction.

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I have lost the recovery disk for my Satellite A210, is it possible to get replacements? Thanks

Answer:Need XP recovery disks for Satellite A210


Visit Toshiba page under
There you can order recovery discs. I don't know if you can order recovery for your Satellite A210 but you can check it anyway.

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Does anyone know where I can download or order the recovery disks for my M70, the place i took it to get it fixed said it cant be fixed without them.

Answer:Satellite M70: Where to order the Recovery Disks?

Hello Luke

Is your M70 not delivered with recovery DVD? As far as I know it is definitely delivered with recovery DVD and please asks your local dealer about that.

The recovery image can not be downloaded just ordered by Authorized Toshiba service partner in your country.

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Hi, I seem to be getting mixed messages from Toshiba about the availability of Recovery disks for my laptop. Are there any UK readers of this message board that would either sell me a spare copy they have that they no longer need or, do a copy for me of their recovery CD (and ideally the tools & utility CD) for this laptop? I would pay of course.

Answer:Satellite Pro 4340: Need Recovery Disks


The fact is that you will get all Toshiba CD from the service partner in your country.
You can order the Recovery CD and all another CDs.
I'm sure it's not very expensive.

Check this link:
There you will find the ASP in your country.

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Have an Satellite Pro A300-28V laptop with Vista 32 Business. After a recovery from HDD Recovery partition I decided to use the function Complete PC system backup to make an image for future recovery with all my present settings. Too annoying to reset to factory default (Thunderbird 3.0 Mail, Open Office, and some other small applications previously running with no problems for years on another desktop computer).

The system needs 5 to 9 DVD's and it writes the first DVD. Takes roughly 30 minutes. Then, during verification of that disc it hangs. Verification bar stops at about 30% complete.
Anyone with that experience? Does not the Business "Complete PC image" work well on a OEM installation of Vista?
Or is it maybe the DVD driver who needs an update? I do not use a 3rd party burning software.


Answer:Satellite Pro A300-28V - Can't create own recovery disks


Which program you are using to create your own recovery disks? For example I mean Acronis, Norton Ghost, etc.

In your case I would try it with another burning program like CD Burner XP or Nero.
Furthermore you could try to remove the upper and lower filters in Windows registry, maybe it will work.

Last but not least on the Toshiba website you can check if there is a firmware update for your CD/DVD drive.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite L350 which I bought some years ago

Originally it was a vista home premium laptop and I opted for the Toshiba windows 7 upgrade and its been pretty much trouble free .

However recently something went a bit weird and things just were not working well (it would not always log you out and never seemed to shutdown correctly) and various other applications did not run correctly.

After a few uninstalls ,reinstalls, scans and Microsoft patches did nothing I decided to take the plunge and use the recovery disk.

I had bought one from Toshiba when I got the machine originally and had made one myself before the upgrade to windows 7 and one again after.
I still have the windows 7 upgrade dvds so I can apply them after if I had to start back on vista again.

The only other big change has been a RAM upgrade to 4gb - I still have the original RAM if I need it but before all this there were no hardware issues reported and chkdsk was fine also.
So to me it was the o/s that was the problem.

I have now tried all the recovery disks and they all have the same problem reporting that imagex cannot uncompress the second file image as it is corrupt at block 90 ? I don?t have this actual message to hand
but can update later.

I can?t see that I?m doing anything wrong as all i do is put the dvd in the drive and restart the laptop with F12 to boot off the recovery DVD and follow the on screen commands.
Have you any reports of such of this p... Read more

Answer:Recovery disks not working for Satellite L350

Thats very strange that al recovery discs show the same error message. As far as I know when you start recovery image installation the HDD will be formatted, new partitions created, recovery image copied on second HDD partition and as last step is recovery image installation.
>I had bought one from Toshiba when I got the machine originally and had made one myself before the upgrade to windows 7...
Have you tested both of them in the past?

Generally speaking all you do is right. In my opinion the problem can be recovery image itself or maybe HDD has some failure on certain sectors.
If you can obtain second HDD somewhere exchange it, set BIOS to default settings and test recovery installation again.

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Dear All

I wish to find out how many recovery disks my L300-1AQ (Model No PSLB8E) laptop requires.

I have a disk that I made when I bought the computer but I cannot start using it untill I make sure that only one disk is required (if more than one disk is required and I start the recovery process I believe I will render the computer unusable). I know that recent Toshibas come with multiple DVDs so it's definitely worth my checking before I do anything.

Oh and the recovery partition is gone due to an "aggressive" installation of linux, so that's not an option for us (it's new user is a windows user).

I cannot find this information on the internet or in the manual so I would be grateful if anyone out there has this information.

Best wishes to all

Answer:Satellite L300-1AQ - How many recovery disks required?

Hi DiodePrridge51b,

If Toshiba recovery disk creator required 1 disk only, you need only 1 recovery disk to restore factory settings.

It?s always depending on the notebook model and OS how much disks you need but if only 1 disk was required it?s enough and you start recovery installation. :)

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Hi folks,

Posting this question for my neighbour as he now has no internet access as laptop not working - Satellite C660 running Win7.

When powering up he gets the Toshiba screen then a blank screen with cursor at the top left flashing.

Tried to boot from Win7 DVD (Pressed F12 to get to boot options & changed to DVD), can hear the drive trying to access the dvd but then get the message 'failed'. Win7 DVD works in both my laptop and desktop pc's.

Any ideas.

Thank you


Answer:Satellite C660 Won't boot from HDD or recovery disks

> When powering up he gets the Toshiba screen then a blank screen with cursor at the top left flashing.

Possibly the HDD is dead.
You ca try to power up the unit and press F2
Now you should be able to access the BIOS.

If the HDD isn?t listed on the first BIOS page, then this means that HDD isn?t recognized by BIOS and this means that HDD is faulty.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro A300 2CW. I bought it with Software Windows XP (included in a CD), which worked perfectly for years. I have reinstalled it several times during this years, but now the CD has deteriorated and it doesn't work anymore.

Originally the machine had WIndows Vista installed with DVD recovery creation option and a HDD recovery option, but I think this is not possible for Windows XP.

Do I have any options?Where could I buy the original Windows XP CD?

Thank you

Answer:Satellite Pro A300-2CW - Need Recovery disks with Windows XP


You can try to order it on
Other way you can install own WXP version. All WXP drivers, tools ad utilities can be downloaded from Toshiba download page

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My Sat Pro A10 operated happily running a dual boot system (XP and Mandriva) before failing to start one day.
I successfully used the Toshiba recovery disks and all was OK for a year or so before the same fault recurred.

Now recovery disk Nr.1does not restores the system and the laptop switches off after appearing to function normally for about 20 seconds.

Restoring the MBR and reformatting using a Win 98 recovery floppy failed to solve the problem.

Does anyone have any ideas please?

Answer:Satellite Pro A10 recovery disks fail to reinstall Win XP

What exactly happens when Disc 1 fails? Read error?

Is the Disc scratched or dirty? You may need to order a replacement disc from Toshiba

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I recently bought a new notebook from Toshiba, the Satellite P300. It has Vista installed out of the box but there is no recovery media included with the package. I'm worried that if something might go wrong in the future, I won't be able to repair my operating system.

Two questions:
1) Is it normal that there is no recovery disc included with the Satellite P300? In other words, other customers who have bought the same laptop don't have this either. Or is this an exception and a mistake of my local vendor. In the manual on the 'included in this package' list there is no mention of a recovery disc included with the package.

2) Can I get a recovery disk from Toshiba if something goes wrong?

Answer:No recovery disks included with my Satellite P300


> Is it normal that there is no recovery disc included with the Satellite P300?
Yes, because the notebook was equipped with the HDD recovery option which allows you to recover the notebook from the HDD.

> Can I get a recovery disk from Toshiba if something goes wrong?
There is preinstalled Toshiba Recovery disk creator software.
This software creates a Toshiba recovery DVD. I think this info was published in the user manual which should be preinstalled on your notebook.

So I would strongly recommend reading the user manual and to create such recovery DVD before you would change anything on the notebook.

Cheers mate

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Does anyone know where (or if ) i can download the installation / Recovery CD's for the Toshiba Satellite Pro A200.


Answer:Satellite Pro A200 Where to download the Recovery Disks

The recovery CD cannot be downloaded!!!!
You have to order it from the ASP in your country if you have damage or lose it!!!!

But I really don?t understand why you ask this!!! Such questions are answered many times!!!! Check firstly the existing threads before you will ask something!!!


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is there a way to make the recovery disks install win7 x32 instead of x64 (Satellite Pro C660-2JR)

Answer:Recovery disks creation for Satellite Pro C660-2JR

If your notebook was delivered with 64bit version you can create recovery disc for this preinstalled version only. With other words, recovery image saved on recovery partition will be saved on empty DVD disc. Nothing more than that.

If you want to use 32bit OS you must check if your notebook model is supported for it and install own version.

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I'm upgrading the hard drive of my *toshiba a300-1mz*, but I'd be sure that I can use the *recovery disks* maked at the first boots for the s.o. (vista)

I expect your support...
thank you very much...

Answer:Satellite A300-1mz Can I use the recovery disks after a HDD upgrade?


Yes, you can do this!
If the HDD has been recognized by BIOS then you should boot from Toshiba recovery disk in order to reinstall the OS which was preinstalled by Toshiba.


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Hi together,

I got a big problem. Win 7 Home Premium 64 BIT crashed on my satellite L550D-13V.

I tried to repair but it doesn't work. So I decided to recover via HDD Utility.
Everything seems to be okay but in the end the tool said that errors occured. I tried to recover again but the process aborted with bluescreen "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA" this time.

After reboot system told me that no bootmgr is available. I tried to boot by using recovery disk but it also seems to be faulty because the system cannot not boot from the disks.

And there's my problem. I am unable to boot / recover now. Volume D seems to be okay - the HDD utility files are still available but I cannot create new recovery disks and it is not possible to boot into HDD utility tool.

Do you have any ideas?

Many thanks in advance and regards

Answer:Satellite L550D-13V - How to recover without recovery disks?


The story is strange?
I?m wondering why you are not able to boot from the Recovery disk?
Did you use the created recovery disk in the past or did you try this disk for the first time?

However, regarding the error message: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
I googled for that and it seems that this could be related to memory fault.
Possibly one of the modules malfunctions.

Of course this is just an personal opinion?

If an HDD folder is available on your HDD, then there is a small chance to get the HDD recovery to work. Here a interesting thread:

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I wasnt sure where to ask for some help, so i figured id start here since i just purchased my Toshiba A500/026

basically im having problem watching/streaming videos online. doesnt matter the source of the video, youtube, megavideo, veoh. the problem is i have to wait for the whole video to load and then it starts playing. i cant watch it as it streams.

it doesnt tell me its loading, it just shows a black screen and then all of a sudden it will show that the bar is full and the video starts, now this is fine on short vids as it doesnt take long, but for movies it usually fails as they take too long to load so the site will usually come up with some error.

Now ive search on the web and i cant find this problem else where, ive checked that i have the latest abode flash installed and the debugging driver. i usually use firefox, but im getting the same problem on IE.

any help would be approeciated.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Satellite A500/026: problems streaming/watch videos online


Maybe you have installed some 3rd party applications which affect the streaming?
Sorry mate but I have no idea why you cannot watch the movie while streaming is running.

Have you installed some codecs?
Maybe you should do this? I?m using the K-Lite Codec Pack.
Try to install it and then check it again.

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Going to purchase Satellite L70-B-119 laptop
I will need to create recovery disk
Should i use usb 2 or usb 3 formatted at fat 32
what size gb usb do I need for this machine
alternative to this will be the satellite L50-B-1NL
would this be the same size usb

[email protected]

Answer:Satellite L70-B-119 - creating recovery on USB flash

I don't have these notebook models but on my Satellite U940 with Win8 I have used 16GB USB stick.

When you start Toshiba recovery creator tool you will see information about recovery image and which USB stick you can use. In my opinion recovery image is between 12 and 14 GB so 16 GB USB stick will be the right one for you.

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I recently purchased a Satellite Pro A300-13X notebook with Vista Business installed.
It came with two product recovery discs to install XP professional.

Since I decided just to use XP, I followed the procedure for product recovery and I am now running XP from the first disc. It seems to run properly.

I'm unable to install the second disc and wonder where it is for. It contains 7 application files 001-002-003-004 crc and tpa.

Does anyone know what to do with this disk?

Answer:Satellite Pro A300-13X: Question regarding the Product Recovery disks

Don't know what this disc contains or how to install it, but check if everything works and if all utilities and programs are installed, which you had under Windows Vista.

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I bought in June 08 a Toshiba Satellite P205D-S8804 on Ebay Australia and I now need to format system but cannot find my recovery disks that were provided with system.

Where can I order the necessary recovery disks from in Australia? Is there a number i can ring for products no longer under warranty?

Answer:Satellite P205D-S8804 - Need replacement recovery disks

Hi Eagle,

I don?t life in Australia so I don?t know how it works exactly but I would recommend contacting an authorized service provider in your country. The guys can order a new disk I think.

Furthermore if you have a Microsoft Windows disk you can reinstall Windows with this disk. You can download all drivers and tools on the Toshiba website.

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I have a Satellite L300 and have made a few sets of recovery disks as from what I read some makes work and some dont and so far none have.

Insert disk 1, press power on button and hold F12 down until the option for boot comes up.
Select CD/DVD then dos type box appears with X:\windows\system32\cmd.exe - startnet.cmd
and in the box Waiting for ODD to become available...

You can add as many dots after that as nothing proceeds further - hence three sets of recovery disks on three different brands of DVD any advice would be pleaseing!


Answer:Re: Satellite L300 - Recovery disks made but wont run


According to your description, the system recovery procedure does not start up and the ODD cannot read the disk.

In your case I would recommend recover the notebook using the Toshiba HDD recovery.
You can start the procedure from HDD; press F8, choose repair my computer, Toshiba HDD recovery.
Now the system restore should proceeds?

After the notebook has been set to the factory settings, check if there is a firmware update for this ODD (CD/DVD drive). If yes -> update the firmware.
I know you have tried three different DVD brands but you should still try to create a recovery disk using another DVD disk? I?m using TDK DVD ?R and had good experience using it. A friend of mine uses Verbatim DVD?R and never had any problems?

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*Request for help*.

Following system crash 16 January have reinstalled Windows - as per my TOSHIBA Manual,
from the 2 supplied Recovery CDs - onto my Satellite 2450.

After watching the TOSHIBA & SYMANTEC Recovery Utility screen show progress
over the course of 21 hours - inserting Disk 2 as per screen instruction along the way -
at the end I was left with blank screen apart from a C Drive Prompt.

I am uncertain as to the proper required action to continue the recovery.

REQUEST ADVICE correct procedure to complete the recovery.


Using 1.4 Mb floppy StartUp disk can see that C: has what appears to be the XP folders.

- plus a folder, SYSPREP, which with another machine I see has contents shown below.

Volume in drive G has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 1724-0EEE

Directory of G:\SYSPREP

01/17/2003 07:40 AM <DIR> .
01/17/2003 07:40 AM <DIR> ..
08/29/2002 01:00 PM 16,384 SYS.EXE
08/29/2002 01:00 PM 27,357 CVTAREA.EXE
08/29/2002 01:00 PM 32,768 POWERCFG.EXE
09/20/2001 01:40 PM 588 WINBOM.000
02/25/2002 09:52 AM 153 SYSPREP.INF
08/29/2002 01:00 PM 112,640 SYSPREP.EXE
08/29/2002 01:00 PM 24,576 SETUPCL.EXE
08/29/2002 01:00 PM 50,055 OFORMAT (a COM file)
08/29/2002 01:00 PM 15,360 NETCFG.EXE
08/29/2002 01:00 PM 46,592 MSDINST.EXE
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Answer:Satellite 2450 Recovery Disks completed - Is there life after their use?

Just info. Finally cracked it and re-installed. Not clear why. Kept returning *Extraction Failed*. I kept running the recovery disks again, and again. The rate of progress seemed to increase on each attempt. Got to the *insert second disk and press Enter* bit. Did so, and on this occasion got message that the extraction failed due operator abort. Don't I just love this kit! Regardless ran again from scratch. When second disk requested I inserted it and confirmed done by pressing the letter *O* (For OK) rather than Enter. That ran through to 100% whereupon got a dialogue asking to remove the second disk and boot using Ctrl Alt Del.

It booted and brought up the Welcome screens. Could be in with half a chance. Thanks for input. zeds are calling.

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A short question;
how to dual boot with the two recovery disks tath ive got with my laptop (Satellite Pro L40)

disks 1&2 are windows vista buisness
disks 3&4 are windows xp profesional
disk 5 is bios update

The guy where i bougt the computer (an ordinairy electroinic store named expert) said it was posible with tose disks.
I've already made a partition but when i boot the disks it doesnt has the option to select a partition

thanx already

Answer:Satellite Pro L40 - How to make a dual boot with two Recovery disks

>Satellite Pro L40 - How to make a dual boot with two Recovery disks?
Short answer: you cannot do this. Maybe if you have two HDDs (I didn?t tried this) but as far as I know your SP L40 has only one.
Ask this smart guy how to do this. Maybe he has some useful tip.

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Is it possible to extract the OS from the recovery cd's that you make?

Answer:Re: Satellite A660 - Extract Windows 7 from recovery disks

Yes, it's possible but you won't get Windows 7 installation files but the image of the system just before the very first factory run. Anyway it could be useful on another Toshiba notebook replacing Vista.

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Hi all,

I have a brand new Satellite M300-18P, pre installed with Vista 32bit. I would like to make rescue disks using the pre-installed Toshiba utility. Every time I try to burn a disk, the process stops halfway saying (and I have to translate this bit): "a problem has occurred in the power calibration area". code OEO1B5-26-00037304.

The program suggests the DVD-disk might be faulty, and urges to try another disk. After 3 disks, I do not believe this is the cause. I used DVD+r, normally compatible with the driver.
I want the recue disks since I want to format the hard disks and make a clean UBUNTU install. Might I decide not to use Ubuntu any longer, then I would like to install the original software back on the M300.

Can anybody help? Thank you. Kurt

Answer:Impossible to make recovery disks with my Satellite M300

Hello Kurt

I recommend you to use DVD-R media and just high quality product. Friends U400 is a little bit ?sensitive? with medias but I have used TDK DVD-R and it worked perfectly.

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I have 3 recovery disks which were provided with my Toshiba (which was originally bought in the US for me by my brother although I am UK based). The laptop was originally running Windows XP Home Edition and Microsoft Works and is covered in Toshiba labels to that effect. When I try to restore the system using the recovery disks, the screen says it is installing Windows 95 ! Also, although It appears to be reformatting the hard drive, it only gets as far as 86% then stops ! (even if left overnight)

So I have two questions:

1) Can I get correct replacement start-up disks for XP?
2) Is there a likely reason for the 'lock-up' at 86%?

Answer:Satellite 2415 S205 Recovery disks do not work

Hey there

About getting correct discs, I think you can try here:

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I have a satellite 1800-400. The cd shows in device manager but it doesn't recognise the cd is in the drive. I need to use the recovery cdsas the system has been damaged virus etc. Is there a way i can get around the cd drive problem.



Answer:Satellite 1800-400: CD Rom wont work/ Cant use Recovery Disks


you have to boot from recovery disk by pressing C or F12 at startup.

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i want to reformat my laptop, its a Satellite P300.... many things do not work anymore ie: system restore and corrupted c drive

1) would reformatting my laptop fix these problems?

2) 2 disks "product recovery media TOSHIBA satellite p300 etc and says windows vista ulimate 64 bit

Does that mean they contain vista? (vista came pre installed

3) should i make a copy of the vista serial PRODUCT ID that is on my system menu screen

4) how would i run these disks.....

I appreciate if you could help, its an awesome computer

Will reserach on how to run the disks, just wanting to make sure they contain vista

Answer:Satellite P300 - Does the product recovery disks contain Vista?

> 1) would reformatting my laptop fix these problems?
Probably yes

> 2) 2 disks "product recovery media TOSHIBA satellite p300 etc and says windows vista ultimate 64 bit
As far as I know P300 has been equipped with HDD recovery and the Vista 32bit was preinstalled. There should be an option which would helps to recover the notebook using the HDD recovery option. Press F8 while notebook booting up. Then choose Repair my Computer and start the HDD recovery.
This should set the machine to factory settings. Finally you could create a recovery disk using the preinstalled software called Toshiba recovery disk creator.

> 3) should i make a copy of the vista serial PRODUCT ID that is on my system menu screen
You could do this but as far as I know the Vista on the Toshiba Recovery disk is already activated and you don?t need any serial keys.

> 4) how would i run these disks.....
Usually you have to boot from such disk

PS; to get more details you should read the user manual and should read the threads in this forum!

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My L350 has suffered a disk problem and would not boot. It attempted an automatic recovery but failed. I have rebooted from the system recovery cd's I created when the laptop was first purchased but the recovery fails at image 5.

Does anyone have any advice?

Answer:Satellite L350 will not boot or recover using the recovery disks

Have you used these recovery discs in the past?
If the discs are OK I can imagine there is some problem with HDD but I?m not 100% sure about that.

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I just restored my Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit Operating System on my Toshiba Satellite L350-170 using the recovery discs I created 4 years ago when I first bought my laptop.

Having restored the OS, it has taken the best part of a day to install all the Microsoft updates, including Vista Service Pack 2, and other programmes I use (e.g. MS Office, Real player, AVG etc.).

Now everything is up to date, I have created a new system restore point on the hard drive and run the Toshiba Recovery Media Creator again. Just out of interest, will the recovery discs be created up to the last restore point, or will it just reproduce the discs I already have, which restore it to the factory settings?

If this only restores it to the factory settings, is there a way of creating a system disk to get it back to the point it's at now?

Answer:Do new recovery disks for Satellite L350-170 save updates?

Hi, no it doesn't work that way. Running Recovery will restore the HDD back to how you got it from the factory.

Message was edited by: RandyRoberts

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I'm working on a Satellite A200, which doesn't have any recovery disks, and now seems to have a messed up Vista installation.
Before I started working on it, I created backup images of the Hard drives 3 partitions (C:\, TOSHIBA SYSTEM VOLUME & HDDRECOVERY) which I have saved on another computer.
My question is, can I create recovery disks from these images? The machine they are saved on triple boots XP, Vista & W7, they were created using ShadowProtect Desktop.
I can mount the images into either OS...

Answer:Satellite A200 - Burn recovery disks from HD image?

As far as I know it can be problematic now. Recovery media can be created when notebook has ?factory settings?. That means available "Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator" tool and recovery image placed on second partition.

When you move this recovery image somewhere else and put it back later it can happen that "Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator" cannot find the files anymore.

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I have recently purchased a refurbished Toshiba Satelite T110-12T and am in the midst of creating some recovery media on 2 x DVD. It is now approahing 2 hours and the gas gauge is still at approx 50% of first disc!

Can someone please advise me if this is normal or should I abort and re-start? What is your experience of the time taken?

Answer:Satellite T110-12T - Creating recovery media

Hi OfficerDibble,

Usually creating the recovery medium takes less than one hour.

I don?t know what?s going wrong on your notebook but it could be related to low quality mediums that you use. I have good experience with DVD-R mediums (NOT DVD+R) from Verbatim and TDK. This always works very well and I would recommend such high quality mediums.

As far as I know Satellite T110 offers also an option to create recovery files on USB stick. Have you already tried this?

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