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Satellite C660 - how to install Windows on new disk?

Question: Satellite C660 - how to install Windows on new disk?

I have a 14-month old C660 (2 months out of warranty!) and the HDD has died quite suddenly.

* 3 days ago working fine
* 2 days ago, got stuck at 'Starting Windows'
* Tried to fix using a System Repair boot disk (DVD) but couldn't fix problem (ran overnight)
* Booted from DVD today, and now from command prompt, every 'dir' on c: takes 20 seconds and trying to copy files gives I/O error.

I am going to buy a new HDD and install, but is there a way to get Windows 7 back onto the disk?
There was no Windows disk supplied with the laptop... there WAS a recovery partition but that is dead too.

I don't want to buy a new copy of Windows when I already have a licence.

(I never did a full backup incl System, as the one and only time I tried to do that it failed to complete the process, killing many blank DVD-R's in the process).
I have most of my personal files backed up.

Thanks

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Preferred Solution: Satellite C660 - how to install Windows on new disk?

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Answer: Satellite C660 - how to install Windows on new disk?

The situation is pretty clear. You don?t have created recovery disc and now you have two options only:
1)you can order original Toshiba recovery disc and install original recovery image
2)you can obtain original Microsoft installation disc and install own OS

In first case check please http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB0202TA0000R01.htm

If you make decision to use option 2 than please note that your product key is useless and you must pay for new licence and code activation. Product key at the Microsoft sticker belongs to recovery image only.

If you have more questions you are welcome.

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I replaced the HDD in my Toshiba Laptop C660 - following a support check indicated the old one was dead. The laptop initially comes up with the Toshiba Logo then starts scrolling and ends with "Operating System not found".

I do not have a recovery disk / USB. Any helpful advise would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Answer:Satellite C660 will not start - OS not found - where to get install disk?

I presume HDD exchange was successfully. What you can do is to open BIOS settings and check if HDD is recognized properly.
Now you must install operating system. If you don?t have original recovery media you can install OS using Microsoft installation disc. All necessary drivers, tools and utilities you can download from Toshiba download page - http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp

If you need some assistance let us know.

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I have a Satellite C660-162 and suddenly it was soo slow so I tried to install a new Windows but I could not install it and gives me this error Windows cannot be installed to disk 0 partition 1 or 2 and when I press it " Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computers hardware may not support booting to the disk. Ensure that the disks controller is enabled in the computers bios menu".

Then I?ve changed the boot priority or something like it to fast and it was normal after that my Toshiba logo does not appear and I cannot enter the bios setup.

Thanx

Answer:Cannot install Windows on my Satellite C660-162

Wait a moment.
You posted this in recovery category.
What are you doing exactly: do you try to use created recovery disc or original Microsoft installation disc?

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Brand new, out of the box machine.It says "Starting Windows". It prompts me for the language. I select English. Click 'Next'. Please choose language of operating system to install. I choose 'English (Windows Win 7)'. Click 'Next'. Then I get

HDD 1 - DISK 0
HDD 2 - DISK 1
A subdirectory or file V:\HDDRecovery\SWImg already exists.
A duplicate file name exists, or the file
cannot be found
ERROR: Could ot move "V\_IMG\15238XSP*.swm" to "V:\HDDRecovery\SWImg"!
press and key to continue.

When I press a key to continue it just gives me awhite screen with Toshiba written in bottom right hand corner.
I have tried to start windows and press F8 so I can go back to factory settings, but it doesn't offer me a restore option. Please can anyone help ?

Answer:Re: New Satellite C660-2EL - Windows 7 will not install

I?m afraid something is screwed up. I recommend you to bring it back to your local dealer and ask for replacement.

As far as I know such errors and issues cannot be fixed by users.

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Hi, I own a satellite c660 , which has been working well except for the last three months. I recently tried to wipe the laptops memory clean using the instructions given by the Windows 10 operating system. Now, the laptop refuses to start up, I was able to enter the BIOS setup screen and changed the settings to default, but now even the screen that allows me to enter the BIOS setup screen does not show, just a continuos cycle of starting up and a lit up black screen with a lone underscore in the top left corner. The laptop is a few years old but if anyone help me salvage it would be much appreciated.

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I am trying to install Windows XP Home Edition on a Toshiba Satellite C660-108 without success.

I have changed the BIOS disk mode to 'Compatibility' (is this the same thing as 'Legacy IDE'?) as instructed on a Yahoo Answers question about the same issue.

This has improved the situation, in that I now get an error message a few minutes after the XP installation says 'Starting Windows' instead of immediately after. The error message is the same that I received previously and is as follows:

'A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer... Technical information: *** STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78D663C,0xC0000034,0x00000000,0x00000000)'

Thanks in advance for any help given,

Luke

P.S. - I'm a mac user and don't have much experience of using Windows laptops, so I do need instructions spelled out pretty clearly if possible.

Answer:Satellite C660-108 - Windows XP Home Edition will not install

The error could be related to the HDD and the controller setting in the BIOS…
Probably you would need to install the Win XP using the SATA AHCI mode and to add the SATA driver as described here:

http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD9401AN0000R01.htm
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/SPD4603LT0000R01.htm

I found a similar discussion in MS forum:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...4b511ed?auth=1

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Is it legal to use another laptop to create a recovery DVD and use it on the another laptop of the same model.
Satellite C660 1J2

Answer:Satellite C660-1J2 - can i use the recovery disk on another notebook

Hi

Purchasing an Toshiba notebook with an preinstalled Windows 7 system, you have reached automatically one Win 7 license.
So you can use this Win 7 on one notebook.

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I've got some problems
First i can't write very well english

Second and the true problem is that when i use my laptop it can't go to the windows seven because it can't boot the the hard disk

The hard disk sounds oddly (a cyclic sound like "pchuk tak, pchuk tak")
And finally i live in Antananarivo Madagascar, there no Toshiba partner here

Thank you!!!!!

Answer:Satellite C660-1J2 hard disk failed

Hi

Sounds (!) like the HDD is faulty.
I think you need a new one ;(

Usually you can use any 2.5? SATA HDD.

You could order the HDD and could replace this yourself? it?s not very tricky as you can see this here:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/ann.jspa?annID=138

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How do I set the BIOS disk mode to 'Legacy IDE' on a Toshiba Satellite C660-108?

Answer:'Legacy IDE' disk mode on Toshiba Satellite C660-108

In BIOS you can change this option: you will find the AHCI (SATA) mode or compatible mode (IDE)

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HI

MY SON HAS ONLY HAD HIS LAPTOP FOR 3 WEEKS.
USED IT THIS MORNING, SHUT IT DOWN IN NORMAL WAY, WENT TO START IT UP THIS EVENING AND GETS A BLACK SCREEN WITH "A DISK READ ERROR OCCURED. PRESS CTRL+ALT+DEL TO RESTART".

I HAVE TRIED RESTARTING, TRIED STARTING IN SAFE MODE, TURNED OFF AND ON AGAIN.

SOMEONE EVEN SUGGESTED TAKING THE BATTERY PACK OUT AND PUTTING BACK BUT NOTHING SEEMS TO WORK.

CAN ANY ONE HELP?

THANKS

Answer:Disk error and black screen on Satellite c660-21z

Hi

It looks like an problem with HDD.
Please check if the HDD is recognized in BIOS. Power up the unit and press F2.
Usually this should help to access the BIOS.
At the first BIOS page the HDD should be mentioned? is it?
If not then this means that HDD is dead and needs to be replaced?

By the way: you did not post the notebook model? but if it?s 3 weeks old, then you have to get in contact with an Toshiba service if the HDD would be faulty? you should get a new one free of charge because the warranty should be valid.

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I have purchased Toshiba laptop(C660-1CV) from a local dealer just before two days. I had loaded VMware along with couple of VMs and some other important software.

In spite of my company insisting for lenevo I had gone for Toshiba because I trust the brand and I have had real good experience with Toshiba. Today morning that is after two days of purchase of laptop the hard disk crashed and I got a black screen no OS prompt, nothing. My dealer said he cannot do anything I have to take it to Al Futtiam service center. The service center guy just re-connected the hard disk and it didn?t work, he straight away made a statement that hard disk needs to be replaced and it will another 4 to 5 days. He said for taking a back-up of your data I have to pay ?99 AED?. Isn?t that strange enough ??? My own laptop which is just 2 days old crashed and I have to pay for getting my data. The technical guy did not do any other troubleshooting except reconnecting the hard disk.

I want to escalate it to the right level in Toshiba. if anybody has any contacts in UAE region pass it on to me.

Answer:Satellite C660-1CV - hard disk crashed in 2 days

Hi pmavani,

I?m sorry to hear that that HDD died after 2 days that not normally but such things can happen, especially with HDD that is a mechanical part. But don?t worry this case is covered by warranty so you can get a new HDD for free from an authorized service provider and as the guy said it takes 4 or 5 days. That?s ok so the notebook can repaired within one week.

> He said for taking a back-up of your data I have to pay ?99 AED?. Isn?t that strange enough ???
No, that?s not strange enough. Warranty doesn?t cover backup, you have to do this yourself. That?s the reason why you should install and configure backup software before you do anything.

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Hello Forum - I hope someone can help.

My kids (PC people) run a C660-IST (two years old). I say 'run' - the machine is going at a snail's pace. Confession - their dad has only ever worked on Apple (I know, i know....) so [email protected] thrashing around trying to help them. With limited success.

I've found something called 'Computer' and it says:

Hard Disk Drives (3)

WINDOWS (C:) 81.3 GB free of 149 GB
Data (D:) 141 GB free of 148 GB
Microsoft Office Click-toRun 2010 (Protected) (Q:)

I had supposed that the kids had simply filled up the memory running games (Sims and Zoo Tycoon) but - looking at the memory available that doesn't seem to be the case.

So I ran the 'Diagnostic Tool' programme. Everything looked fine....until it ran the 'HARDDISK'. And it says 'FAIL' in the 'results' box.

That's as far as I've been able to get. Not sure why the 'FAIL' result is there. Not sure what the kids can have done to the machine for this to happen.

Two questions:

- would the 'HARDDISK FAIL' be the cause of the machine running so slowly?

and

- is there anything I can do to try and fix the problem?

Please be gentle with any response - PC management is NOT my forte!

Many thanks

Helpless Dad

Answer:Satellite C660 is running slow - hard disk 'fail'?

> would the 'HARDDISK FAIL' be the cause of the machine running so slowly?

Yes, a faulty HDD can be the reason for slow notebook performance.

> is there anything I can do to try and fix the problem?

There are some things which should be clarified.
If its an physical HDD problem, the only one real solution is: HDD replacement.
If the issue is related to bad sectors and files stored on the HDD, the solution might be much easier:
First of all I would recommend cleaning the system using CCleaner (freeware software)
You could delete the temporal stored files.
Additional you could defrag the HDD partitions .
Here a nice article from Microsoft:
http://www.microsoft.com/atwork/maintenance/speed.aspx#fbid=opdomAEomx0

but finally if you would not notice any improvements, you could format the HDD and install the system again using the Toshiba recovery disk.

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Running diagnostics on my two-day old Satellite C660 shows a failure on the hard disc. Windows hard disc checker ran without failure.

Can I assume that this is a false indication by the Toshiba diagnostic? The one thread on this topic is not conclusive on this issue.

Thanks Fred

Answer:Satellite C660 - Diagnostic shows a failure on the hard disk

Hi frredi,

What diagnostic tool you mean? Is it the Toshiba diagnostic tool that shows an error on HDD?

If yes you should contact the seller of the notebook and ask for replacement notebook. Defective HDD sector you can always get but it?s not recommendable to save important data on it.

So just give it back to shop and take a new one. :)

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I have a brand-new Satellite Pro C660. It worked fine for a day, now it won't load windows. I didn't get around to creating the recovery disks as I've only had it a few hours (yes, yes, I know, should have been the first thing I did). All the data is present (but backed up to USB just in case) and I can see the HDDREcovery folder with all data intact. However, I can't run the app to create recovery disks. Does anyone know how to extract the images and create the media using only the command prompt? (I can get into command prompt by booting from a friend's Win 7 disk). All boot options from the laptop's own drives fail. It says "Windows Failed to Load", and I try Startup Repair but it doesn't find any errors. Any help/thoughts on this will be much appreciated!

Answer:Re: Satellite Pro C660 - How to make recovery disk with command prompt?

Hey,

It?s not possible to create recovery disk with command prompt. You have to use the Toshiba recovery media creator on Windows.

Now it?s too late for you but you can order such a disk here:
https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Hi, i have a problem about the compatibility between the internal hard disk(1 terabyte) and the installation of windows 7 pro.
I've broken my old internal hard disk(320 gb) and i bought the new hd(1 tb), but during the installation it says that w7 can't be installed on this new hard disk.

Can the motherboard of my pc (serial number: 3B071014k) support the new hard disk (serial number: wd10jpvx)?
and if the answer is "yes", how can i make it work?

Answer:Satellite C660 - compatibility between internal hard disk and motherboard

i've forgotten the model of my pc: satellite c660-1h6.

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Please can anyone help. I tried using my recovery disks to restore my notebook when it kept failing to start properly. The disks did not work so I purchased a set of disc from Toshiba on this website. I still have the same problem.

Is it the hard drive failing or something else?

If I purchase a new hard drive will the recovery disks work if the hard drive is not exactly the same as the one that came out?

Answer:Satellite C660 - recovery disk fails error 1117

Hi

Did you think about the HDD?
It could be a HDD malfunction that does not allow you to install the system.

I recommend checking the HDD for some possible issues.

There is a nice tool called Drive Fitness Test. You can use it for HDD check.
Google simply to get the software.

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I have a Satellite C660-1x4,PSC1NE. It has only 3 months , I had a problem with the hard disk ,the authorized service had replaced the hdd ,and now I just reinstalled the Windows 7 on 64 bits, i have saved all the right drivers from the site on a memory stick, and it is not the first time when I install the same drivers myself but now after came back from the service, the wireless LAN is working ok but I can't install the network LAN driver.

I really don't know what to do more...

Answer:Cannot install LAN driver on my Satellite C660

If I understand you on new HDD you have installed own Windows version and you dot want to use original operating system that you got with your notebook. Is this correct?

Do you try to install this driver?

What happen when you try to install LAN driver?

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Hello,

My HDD has died, so i decided to upgrade my Satellite Pro C660-1D9 to an SSD.
I made a bootable USB with Win8, and booted just fine.

The problem is that it does not detect my SSD so i can proceed with the install.
SSD shows up in BIOS, but not in Windows install.
It says there's a driver missing.

I downloaded AHCI drivers (XP, only ones available) and even then, after selecting the only driver that appears, it says no new devices found.

I tried changing SATA mode from AHCI to Compatibility mode and it's the same..

What can i do?

Thanks for the help.
Best regards,
Bruno Moreira

Answer:Can't install Win 8 - Satellite Pro C660 does not detect HDD

Older Windows XP required an AHCI driver from Intel but I think this isn?t a missing SATA driver issue because as far as I know Windows 8 as well as Win 8.1 already contains the drivers in order to recognize the HDD or SSD drive.
Furthermore the OS installation should be possible even if the driver would not be added... for this procedure you have to use the "compatibility mode".
As you said, the compatibility mode did not work too, so I think there is another problem.

However, Toshiba driver page provides also an Intel RST (Intel Rapid Storage Technology) driver (Windows 8 - Upgrade) which you could try to add while OS installation.

But I?m wondering if you would be able to install this Win 8 on common SATA HDD.
Did you try to format the SSD drive using another computer and then to install Win 8?
Try it out.

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I'm reinstalling windows 7 on a Satellite C660-26H
The hard disk failed on this laptop so I have added a new Toshiba 160gb sata drive.

When I try to install windows 7 I get the error message

"no device drivers were found. make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers and then click ok"

I get this when I normally would be selecting which drive to install windows too. I'm assuming I need the sata driver for the laptop?

Where can I get the sata driver for this laptop?
Or do I need the sata driver for the new hard disk?

Any help appreciated, thanks!

Answer:Cannot install Win 7 on Satellite C660-26H - HDD not recognised

Hi

First of all check if the new HDD is listed and recognized in BIOS. This should be listed on the first BIOS page.

If its listed, then save the changes pressing F10 and access the BIOS.

I?m not quite sure if you really need the SATA drivers because as far as I know Win 7 should already contain an standard SATA driver.

However the SATA drivers can be found on the Intel page.
You should search of Intel Storage Manager.

Greets

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Hey.

I just bought a new Satellite C660 24 hours ago. I installed all of the updates and programs for the PC to run smoother, but i can't install the Bios 1.50. It gives me an error when I try to install it.
When i go to see the current bios version it say it's in 1.20.

How can this be fixed?

Cheers.

Answer:Satellite C660 - Can't install BIOS 1.50

Hey,

Why you want to update the BIOS? Do you have any problems with your new C660 notebook?
I mean BIOS update is always a little bit risky so I would only do the update if it?s really necessary, otherwise BIOS update is no important and you can forget it.

Just have fun with your new notebook and enjoy it! :)

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Hi

I could not reply below so here is my question.
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums//thread.jspa?threadID=68240

As*** I do not know if you work for toshiba but what else am I suppose to do if the driver installed on a new laptop does not allow me to use my software?

The software is ArcGIS and would be widely used.

Seems like it has been 2 years since the driver was updated by Toshiba so what good is that?
I would expect the laptop to work out of the box as the specs met the system requirements for the software.

Will there be an update in the future?

Answer:How to install driver for Intel HD on Satellite C660-22V?

Hi

This seems to be a user to user forum? so would not expect to get answers from Toshiba here?

> Seems like it has been 2 years since the driver was updated by Toshiba so what good is that?
> I would expect the laptop to work out of the box as the specs met the system requirements for the software.

Where is a problem? The Satellite C660-22V supports Intel graphic card.
Visit the Intel page to get the latest graphic card driver.

If you would not be able to install this using the install.exe, go to device manager and install/update the graphic card driver via device manager?
Use the advanced install option to point to the driver folder containing the latest driver files? that?s it?

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I receive a notice that my wireless lan driver needs to be updated. I follow the instructions and find out which device my laptop has (Realtek: RTL8188CE) and download the appropriate software/driver. It appears as a zip file in my downloads folder; I unzip it, and then what?

Reading the Dutch instructions (while I prefer English on the notice saying to download and update the driver) it says to look for a readme file (they are all very old, from 2010, none in 2011). They don't really say anything about what to do. In Dutch it also says to click on SETUP. I find one that is marked as an application, so I double click that.

It runs, then on the screen it says something like: "The software may or may not have installed correctly." So, I click on it to install again. Same thing.

I have had no idea if it installed correctly or not, so I clicked on Control Panel/System/Network Devices (?)/Realtek...... and Right Click to see which version of the Device Driver is there, and it has not changed.

So, what do I do to get this new driver to work correctly?

I have tried this several times and it does not work right. It's getting very frustrating, and there seems to be no way to contact Toshiba support, other than through this forum (which is users rather than Toshiba support, I think).

Please help.

cjbbrussels

Answer:Satellite C660-15 can't install wireless lan update

Try to install driver using ?old school? method.

Enter WLAN card properties (device manager) > driver >Update driver and browse into folder ?RTL_Driver?. Choose 7x64 or 7x78 folder, depending on OS version you use.

I think it will install the driver.

By the way: if your WLAN works properly you must not install this driver.

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tried to install epson rx560 printer (windows 7 64-bit) driver on satellite pro c660 but it fails epson told me to consult a technician as the printer driver is fine

Any help would be gratefully recieved

Answer:Cannot get printer driver to install on Satellite Pro C660

I don?t think that this is a notebook issue.
In my opinion you should visit and check the Epson support page:
http://www.epson.co.uk/Printers-and-All-In-Ones/Inkjet/Epson-Stylus-Photo-RX560/Drivers-Support

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Can you install DDR3 1066mhz ram in this laptop?

(C660-116)
1gb DDR3 800mhz Ram
800mhz fsb

Thanks

Message was edited by: jim155

Answer:Can you install DDR3 1066mhz Ram in Satellite C660-116

You can but this will not help you since the FSB is clocked to 800Mhz and the faster 1066Mhz would be clocked down to 800Mhz?.

For example; you?ve got a Ferrari but cannot drive with full speed because of the narrow street. So why to buy a Ferrari if you cannot drive faster ;)

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Go !


I installed WIN XP in my Toshiba Satellite C660 laptop, and downloaded the drivers for windows XP,but I am not able to install the chipset and display drivers.

It says 'This computer does not meet the minimum requirment for installing this software.
Setup will exit now' .

Can you help me,please ?

Answer:Satellite C660 - not able to install the WXP chipset driver

Hello

Which C660 (C660-xxx) do you have?
Have you installed WXP with integrated SP2 or maybe SP3?

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I am trying to update the driver for the Intel HD graphics on my Satellite C660-22v. The most recent version of the driver on the Toshiba support download is already installed, but Intel have a newer driver which needs to be used.

Unfortunately the driver on the Intel site wont update as it says that it needs Toshiba specific driver needed ie Toshiba has customised the Intel drive.

Anyone know a way around this or is there an updated driver available?Thanks.

Answer:How to install driver for Intel HD on Satellite C660-22V?

Okay I sorted this for anyone else that gets stuck. Download the driver from Intel as a zip file. Uninstall the toshiba one then install the intel one.

Why is the Toshiba driver not updated by Toshiba? Caused a lot of hassle for a new laptop.

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Hi
I have tried to restore a Satellite C660 to factory settings due to it be extremely slow to start up.

Using the Toshiba original recovery discs the process gets partway through and then gives the following messages...

Error restoring image
The device is not ready

ERROR: ImageX could not apply Win7 V:\HDDRecovery\SWImg\15489XSP.swm Index 2 from HDD to C:!


Can anybody advise?!
Thanks

Answer:Cannot install recovery image on Satellite C660

Unfortunately there is no some ?workaround? to force recovery image installation to run properly.
All you can do at the moment is to set BIOS to default settings and try to use recovery disc again.
Be sure disc is clean.

Do you use recovery discs for the first time?

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Hi,

I wanted to know if it was possible to install a Sapphire Radeon HD7750 Graphics Card (1GB, GDDR5) onto my Toshiba Satellite C660-1ZM Laptop. I really wanna know because I wanna upgrade it to that so I can get more FPS while gaming.

I wanted to get this one here http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-Radeon-HD7750-Graphics-GDDR5/dp/B00761YFPW/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Can I install this graphic card on my Satellite C660

Hi

Please don?t understand me wrong but I?m asking myself is your question a big joke or do you think seriously you can upgrade notebook with such piece of hardware designed for desktops.

Generally speaking graphic card upgrade on mobile units is not possible - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB9401AX0001R01.htm

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Hy!

I just brought today an Toshiba Satellite C660-1DR and I can't install the audio driver, I get it from the site but when I unzip it install is complete but still nothing is installed and I can't install the Video Card ATI Park XT 512MB don't find the driver.

Any help is great.

Answer:Satellite C660-1DR - Can't install driver for audio and video

Hi buddy,

What operating system you have installed on your C660? Have you installed newest Service Pack before you started with driver installation?

Usually all drivers for your notebook can be downloaded here:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp

If you have installed all drivers, no yellow exclamation marks should be in device manager anymore. Have you checked this?

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Hi All

Have Satellite C660 with keyboard lag issue tried to update Bios but after downloading Bios from Toshiba web site and running the intaller a message says the Bios already installed is a newer version and the install with now cancel.

Can anyone help?

Pilot

Answer:Satellite C660 - Keyboard lag and BIOS update will not install

Can you please tell us which C660 model do you have exactly (C660-xxx) and which BIOS version is installed?
Please check it in BIOS settings.

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Hi,

Can someone please help,

I recently bought a Toshiba Satellite C660/C660D for my nephew, We have forgotten the administrator password and we don't have password reset disk is there anyway around this.

Thanks

Answer:I forgot my administrator password on Satellite C660/C660

Hi

I assume you are talking about windows system password and not about BIOS password. Right?
It?s not very big problem if you forgotten the System password but if you mean BIOS password then you are in trouble because the BIOS password can be deleted just by an Toshiba ASP technicians?

So I assume you mean Windows password? so start the notebook and press F8
Now you can choose Repair my Computer and then choose HDD recovery.
This would start a HDD recovery procedure which would reinstall the system? during the setup you can set anther admin password.

Of course there are some other methods but as far as I know this requires 3rd party software/tools or Win 7 DVD? so I think the HDD recovery is the fastest solution.

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I'm trying to fix this laptop for a girl I know, I've built machines and fixed many before and this is my first time needing help but I am stumped.

Basically she told me her hard drive had stopped working, this was verified by a third party. I told her what hard drive to buy, she got it and I installed it.

I initially tried to install windows 7 from a USB, it was recognised in the but I was getting a failure.

I assumed something was up with the USB so tried to install from CD which is also failing:

[ CD/DVD&nbsp;&nbsp; TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L633C] is failed<br><br>The hard drive is recognised.

I have tried changing the SATA controller mode to compatibility, which is the only other option from AHCI

Somewhere it pops up Media Test failure, check cable but very quickly so I barely can read it, but CD, hard drive and USB's are all recognised.

Any thoughts? I've had this laptop for a couple of weeks now, she is getting understandably impatient, please help :/

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Hello,

Recently the HDD from my SATELLITE C855-21W crashed. All Data wear lost.
Serial: YC273011R

Now i would like to reinstall Windows 8.
But i have no CD /DVD and all partitions on the HDD are gone.

How can i reinstall Win 8 on the Laptop again?
Where can i get a DVD?

Thanks

Answer:How to install Windows 8 on Satellite C855-21W - No disk

Hi

This is pity but HDD can always start to malfunction and therefore it?s advisable to create a Recovery Disk before starting to use the notebook.

However, now you cannot create such recovery disk because the files are lost.
Now you have two options:

1) You can install the Windows 8 using Microsoft Win 8 disk (you will need to purchase Win 8 if you don?t have it). The essential Toshiba drivers could be downloaded from the Toshiba driver page

2) The second option is much easier: you could order the Toshiba Recovery disk from this page http://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx and could set the notebook back to the factory settings.

Greets

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Hey,

My girlfriend's Toshiba Satellite A660 laptop 500gb hard drive seems to have died.
I have it attached to my laptop on a sata dock and am running a data recovery program since nothing was backed up. The recovery is taking forever, though, and she really needs her computer for work.

Since the hard drive may be damaged anyway, I'm considering buying a new hard drive and installing it into the Toshiba.

How can I do this without a recovery disk, though?
The old drive had a recovery partition on it, I think, but that seems pointless with a new drive.
Her OS was Windows 7 64-bit home edition.

The product key is on the bottom of the laptop.
I live in Turkey and so I don't think there's a Toshiba store nearby.
There are individual computer stores, so I'm confident I can buy a new internal hard drive (I was able to find the sata dock here), but need to know what to do to install the software, etc.

Thanks!
Chris

Answer:How to install Windows without recovery disk - Satellite A660 with new HDD

> How can I do this without a recovery disk, though?

You need either the Recovery disk or you will install the system using Microsoft Windows disk.
The necessary drivers can be found in internet on Toshiba EU page.

The Recovery disk can be also ordered here:
http://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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I have Toshiba Satellite A200. Hard drive died and changed it to a new one.

If I buy the product recovery disc will it work and install windows vista home premium that came with the machine?

Answer:Satellite A200 - Recovery disk will install Windows?

Hi spiropi,

Yes, the Toshiba recovery disk will install the original operating system that came with the notebook. Toshiba recovery disk works always even you have changed the HDD. The disk contains an image of factory settings with all drivers and tools so everything will be installed automatically and you get out of box settings back.

So you can order such a disk and you can the original settings back on your new HDD. :)

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Hello,
I am going to download this new Windows 8 Preview..
Will it accept the drivers for my laptop??
My laptop is TOSHIBA

*MODEL NAME*: SATELLITE C660 - 1M0
*PART NO.* PSC1GE - 029002AR
*SERIAL NO.* 6B206893K

Answer:Windows 8 on Satellite C660-1M0

Untl now I didn?t make some experiments with Win8 but I think there should not be problem if you use Win7 drivers.

Create recovery DVD and make test with Win8. If you don?t like it or you will see that there are problems with drivers, tools or utilities installation you can install recovery image again using created recovery DVD.

I think you are the first one with Win8 and it will be nice if you can make short report about all this. It will be interesting to read your experience about it.

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When can we expect to be able to download the driver software to enable an upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10?

And, when is Toshiba Support going to have enough staff to take calls within a reasonable time-frame? Sorry but a wit of 10 minutes on a premium rate number is not acceptable!

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Hello,

My C660 needs a new hard drive. It came with Windows 7 home premium pre-installed and I would like to return to that.

If I go to Microsoft to download windows 7 with my product key, it gives an error. I contacted MS support. I don't quite remember what they said but they couldn't help, possibly because it was a manufacturer installed version?

So If I get a new hard drive, how can I return to my previous OS, Windows 7 Home Premium?


Help please?

Answer:Satellite C660 needs new HDD - Windows 7

You can have previous OS (recovery image) if you install it using recovery media (DVD or USB).
I presume you didn’t create this recovery media in the past, right?

If you still can use your notebook and preinstalled OS try please to create this media using preinstalled recovery media utility. More about that you can read in user’s manuals document.

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last week my a200-137 crashed and now i have new hitachi 500 gb hdd on it, same as before the crash.
I install with Toshiba recovery DVD windows Vista on it and after succesfull install i have to start windows, it says preparing windows for first use then i have to wait a moment and then i get the message that windows installation is not completed. But it is complete!

After trying for 3 times installing with recovert I tried to install windows xp.
After a couple of minutes and transering files, I get the message no disk found! It says that there is no hard disk on the laptop!
But when I start up the boot menu or the setup menu I can see the 500 gb Hitachi hard disk!

So why can windows not find the hard disk and why can I not start windowds visat after installing with the recovery dvd?

Answer:Satellite A200-137 - Can not install windows after hard disk crash

> So why can windows not find the hard disk and why can I not start windowds visat after installing with the recovery dvd?
On this virtual way it is not easy to say why you cannot install recovery image. It would be interesting to know if the same will happen when you replace HDD with the same or identical one.
Which capacity has had original HDD?
If possible try to obtain original Microsoft installation disc and check if HDD will be recognized by Vista or Win7 and of course if you will be able to install and start preinstalled OS.

About WXP installation: it is well known that WXP installation will not starts properly due to missing SATA driver that must be loaded before WXP installation starts.
Check this forum and you will find hundreds of threads with detailed explanation why this happen and what can you do about it.

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Hi,

i am having a kind of software glitch on my laptop. when i turned it on, it showed a message with options either to launch startup repair (recommended) or start windows normally. i chose the first option as that seem to be the recommended option and i thought this might repair if there was any damage. however, after the repair process was completed, it showed an error message with steps to install Windows. i am getting this message now everytime i turn my laptop on!

Since i have the software pre-isntalled on my laptop, i do not have the Windows 7 disc with me. this is really strange as i am unsure why this happened.

Although my laptop is covered with the warranty, i am not sure if it covers the software warranty too?

Please can some one advise me on the best way out of this problem.

its really very painful and irritating to deal with this, as its been just 5 months since i bought this laptop.

Answer:Windows 7 issue on my Satellite C660-1F1

> however, after the repair process was completed, it showed an error message with steps to install Windows. i am getting this message now everytime i turn my laptop on!

Looks like something has gone wrong with the installed OS.
Not sure why but it seems that you need to reinstall the windows once again.

> ince i have the software pre-isntalled on my laptop, i do not have the Windows 7 disc with me. this is really strange as i am unsure why this happened.

You did not receive any disks because the notebook supports the HDD recovery and additionally there was/is a option to create a own recover disk.
You could use the Recover disk creator software in order to create such disks?
But not sure if this would be possible now because of the error?

So would recommend starting the HDD recover as described here.
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD1303440001R01.htm

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I have installed a new hdd in my C665. I went to Microsoft Download page to download windows 7. I have the activation # on the sticker underneath. Microsoft said I could not download because windows 7 was originally put on this laptop by Toshiba. Microsoft also said I have to get in touch with Toshiba.
I cannot find any satisfaction on the Toshiba site and wanted to know if anyone can help me solve this problem.

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Hi,

I have just purchased a Toshiba Satellite C660-195 with Windows 7 pre-installed.

This morning I have switched it on and it came up with a black box with x:windows\system32\drvload.exe in it. This box then disappeared and Startup Repair kicked in. It then told me Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically. The advice was to remove any device which had been recently attached to the laptop (such as a webcam or music device) but I have not installed any hardware or devices. I clicked finish and it shut down the laptop.

I switched it on again and the same thing happened (again and again!)

One forum suggests trying the following: Click the 'view advanced options for system recovery and support' link which asks me to choose my keyboard configuration but then when I do & click next it tells me "You must log in to access system recovery options" I am never given the option to log in!!


When accessing the Advanced Startup options using F8 I am still unable to solve this problem. The same thing (above) happens when I try to start in all Safe modes, Last Known Good Configuration (advanced), Debugging mode, Start Windows normally etc. I just don't understand it.

Upon searching other forums they have suggested holding down zero whilst switching on and then chosing Windows 7 to restore the laptop to its factory settings but the same thing happens - it just shows the black screen with x:windows\system32\drvload.exe then launched Star... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 will not boot on new Satellite C660-195

Hello

Sorry to hear you have this problem. Fact is that new notebooks are delivered with HDD recovery image only and not with recovery DVD. What you can try now is to install recovery image again using HDD recovery installation.
If this will work you will have ?out of box? state again.

Please do it following instructions on this document - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD9102IR0000R01.htm

Please send us some feedback.

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I have recently had Microsoft Technical Assistance reinstall Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

I find it most offensive that Toshiba are unable to supply the Original Windows Activation code for the Laptop which was bought with the operating system pre-installed.

The Windows "Identification" label has long since perished.

No back up disk was supplied nor ever made, and there were no instructions nor inferences that it was imperative to create such.

It is not only preposterous but TOTALLY WRONG that one should be expected to pay again for something one has ALREADY PAID for!

Answer:Satellite C660 - Windows reactivation

This theme was discussed probably 1000 times on this forum and you can find many threads with very good and detailed explanation how it works.

Notebook is not delivered with restoration disc but original recovery image is saved on HDD and in user’s manuals document is clearly described how you can install recovery image using HDD recovery option but also how to create bootable recovery media (DVD or USB).

If you don't have it now all you can do is to order original recovery media or use own operating system but in this case Toshiba has nothing to do with product activation.

Product key that you got with your machine belongs to the OS version that you got with your notebook.

If you have more questions please be free to ask.

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Hi,

I have a problem with Windows 7 installation from USB on NEW HDD (Seagate). Every time I try to boot from USB, I receive Boot\BCD error oxcoooooof

Answer:Satellite C660 Windows 7 installation from USB

Are you able to boot from the internal ODD (optical disk drive) properly?

Did you check whether this bootable USB stick would work in connection with other computer?

I’m asking because to me it looks like the bootable USB flash memory stick is broken.

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Hi!

I have a Toshiba Satellite C660-2KW.
I would like to know if it's possible to make the upgrade for the Windows 10.

If not, when will be possible to do that?

In case of not be possible to upgrade, what are the "problems"/risks in upgrade for the Windows 10?

Thank you so much.

Regards

Answer:Satellite C660-2KW - Upgrade to Windows 10??

You have pretty old notebook model and it will not be supported for Win10.
I presume you have created recovery back-up (recovery media) so you can test your notebook and install Win10 to see how it works.
I don’t know if you can have some big problems but what can happen is that sound will not work properly.

I have older non Toshiba notebook and Win10 was installed successfully. Everything works pretty well except sound.

Test it. Play a bit with it. If you will not be happy with it you can go back to original OS anytime you want.

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Hi friends,

I'd like to ask you if my Toshiba Satellite C660-R12 is compatible with Windows XP? I'm not able to find out any information about it.

Thanks for your help
w.

Answer:Satellite C660-12R - Compatible to Windows XP?

Hi wencman,

It?s important to know if you can get all drivers for your notebook model and Windows XP. This must be checked on official Toshiba page:

http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com > Support & Downloads > Download drivers

Satellite C660-12R belongs to PSC0QE series and as you can see all drivers for Windows XP are available so installing XP should be no problem. You can download official and pretested drivers! :)

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I owe Toshiba Satellite C660 laptop.
For last 1 month,when i tried to open my laptop, the welcome screen appears and then turns to black screen.

For hours i waited but nothing happened.
Now i would like to install Windows 8 on my laptop.
So does my laptop support Windows 8...

Intel Core i3 M380
CUP SPEED 2.53GHz
RAM 2GB total(i added 1gb extra.it was actually 1gb)
HDD 250GB

If windows 8 is supported in my laptop, then please gave me supported drivers link also.

Thanks in advance...

Answer:Does Satellite C660 support Windows 8

> If windows 8 is supported in my laptop, then please gave me supported drivers link also.

Even if your Satellite C660 would not officially support Win 8, you can install this system because the notebook meets the essential system requirements which are:

? Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2
? RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
? Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
? Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver

More details here:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/system-requirements

I have no idea what C660-xxx do you have exactly but all Toshiba drivers are available here:
http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp?service=EU

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Hi

I just installed windows 8 on my Satellite C660-162 PSCOSE and I want to know if it's compatible with my Toshiba model because I heard that windows 8 can damage the computer if it's not compatible with it

Thanks in advance

Answer:Is Satellite C660-162 compatible with Windows 8?

Hello

In my opinion such question should be asked before Win8 installation. More about Win8 instalation on Toshiba notebooks you can read on http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/generic/windows8-message/
There you can check support for your notebook model > Toshiba Compatibility Matrix. Check it.
>... I heard that windows 8 can damage the computer if it's not compatible with it
I don't know what kind of damage you mean but generally speaking you can install any OS and check if and how it works.

Only thing that will be damaged is HDD recovery option so I hope you have created recovery disc before you have installed Win8 version.

If you have more questions you are welcome.

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I upgraded windows 7 to 8.1 and it was very slow, the disk is always in 100 usage.
When I had the Windows 7 I never had the computer slow.

Answer:Satellite C660 with Windows 8.1 is very slow

Can you please explain to us what have you done exactly?
As far as I know your machine is supported for Win8 upgrade only.
Have you upgraded Win7 to Win8 and later to Win8.1 or you have made clean Win8 installation and later updated it to Win8.1?

When you used notebook with Win8 only have you noticed the same performance issue?

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Hi all
disaster has struck ! My wife has a Satelite C850D-117 which came installed with Windows 8, which I've always hated. Also can't get rid of Sweet-Page malware. Tried updating to Windows 10 and it went even slower and the start menu stopped working. Can't find WIndows Recovery Disk (moved house twice). I like Windows XP and Windows 7 which I have on my laptop.

So my son's PC-nerd "friend" said he'd sort it out, and it seems he got stuck. Now it won't start up, it gets stuck on a Windows 7 page saying "Starting Windows". Luckily I made a backup of all data before letting him near the laptop.

I'd like to buy a copy of Windows 7 and retro-install int, but have the following questions:

1) is it possible / advisable to do this on this model of PC?
2) Which Windows 7 pack should I buy?
3) Do I need to completely reformat the HDD or change partitions, or something before I install?
4) If I buy a download version, I'll have to download on another PC, and presumably I'll have to store the downloaded files onto a CDROM or USB drive so that I can then start-up with this media on the Toshiba, right? Any clues how to do this?

Thanks in advance!

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Hello,

I bought Toshiba with preinstalled official Windows 7 Professional 64 service pack 1. And would like to change language from German to Russian.
According to instructions from microsoft home page I could not get the result. MUI pack is not shown when searching for Windows up-dates (some other up-dates are only available, but not language pack)...

What would you recommend how to solve this problem ?
Its Satellite Pro C660-1JL

Answer:Satellite Pro C660-1JL - How to change the language of Windows 7?

Hey,

> I bought Toshiba with preinstalled official Windows 7 Professional 64 service pack 1
You can?t change the language on Windows 7 Professional, this is only possible on Windows 7 Enterprise (volume license) and Windows 7 Ultimate.

So if you want another language, buy Windows 7 Ultimate or be happy with current language of Windows 7 Professional. ;)

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Good health. On the laptop TOSHIBA C 660, replaced the hard drive and, as a fact, the OS flew down (Windows 7 SP1 HB x 64). Installed not licensed, there was no way out, on the Microsoft website, to download the image failure, the key from the laptop is not suitable. Not a licensed image, there was no desire to put, the assembly is an assembly, naturally installed such an operating system behaved badly, buggy. Done, and now the laptop does not work. In the service center installation of OS and drivers costs 3500 rbl. Offensively. So I'm looking for help on the forum. Please, kindly request help. Thank you.

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I have just bought Toshiba Satellite C660-15r off someone but the problem is it has a password on start up.
This is fine because i was going to restore it any way but when i go in to windows restore you need a password to access it.

Is there a way to reinstall windows with out using windows restore. I really hope someone can help.

Answer:Satellite C660-15r - Restoring Windows 7 without password

My advice is follow:
When you buy used notebook install OS again to have clean preinstalled operating system. Use Toshiba recovery image, if possible.
Just one question: do you mean BIOS password or Windows login password?

If previous user has set a password you need it and without this password you cannot do anything.
If preinstalled OS is locked with login password you can install OS using recovery DVD and you don't need any password for it. I just hope previous owner has created this recovery DVD.

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Hi,
I have problem with Toshiba Satellite C660-1CN PSC0QE.

Touchpad don't start with Windows 7 Home Premium.
All drivers are updated.
Bios - lastest.

After log on I need to click *twice* "FN+F9" and after this is OK until next reboot.

I tried:
several Synaptics drivers - no change.
reinstall Windows - no change.
Windows XP mini from Hiren - no working.
BIOS defaults - no change

After I installed "toshiba value added package" I can't turn on touchpad at all.

Answer:Satellite C660-1CN - touchpad do not start with Windows

To be honest I never heard about such issue. According notebook specification your notebook was delivered with Win7 home premium 64bit. With factory settings touchpad should be enabled after OS start.
As I can read you have reinstalled Windows. Have you reinstalled with original recovery image and tested it with factory settings?

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Dear Toshiba support,

My Toshiba Sattelite C660-1R1 has been purchased in 2011. By the end of 2013 the original HDD disk died and I replaced it with a SSD. This means I can't run the recovery partition with the original Windows 7 installation nor I can recover the product key from the registry. Furthermore the Product Key sticker at the back of the laptop is nearly unreadable. I can only read a few letters.

Is there any way for the Toshiba support to recover my Windows 7 Home Product Key based on the serial number and other details? I can send the entire back of my laptop with the two stickers for the proof.

Thanks for any help.
Marcin

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I have a satellite C660/C660D laptop and, having been nagged for months by windows pop-ups which said that my machine is suitable and eligible for an upgrade to windows 10, I finally gave in and clicked to receive the upgrade to windows 10.

(The machine came with windows 7 and had worked fine for me)

After the "upgrade" to windows 10 things like email and internet searches worked fine and so (apart from having to find my way around the screen anew) I was happy. Just recently though I tried to use interactive graphs on some of the websites I use and, instead of the graphs that I usually see, I got a rectangle with a chequered pattern and nothing else. The next problem was with my disc player, which was not even recognised.
A friend who is more IT savvy than me suggested that I should check that I still had Javascript (needed for the interactive stuff so he said). I found that Java was missing completely and so downloaded it again; after this the interactive graphs worked for a day. The next morning the interactive stuff had disappeared and Java was once again missing from the listed programmes.
My friend suggested that I have a disc in the player and then start the machine; this worked and I got my sound back - - - but no picture. My friend suggested I update Adobe Flash, which I tried resulting in a string of links each of which suggested that Adobe Flash has serious security issues.

The next problem is that Youtube and other video sources will n... Read more

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My Toshiba Satellite Notebook C660/01C PSC0LA-01C01H came with Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit installed. I later upgraded to Windows 7 Professional 32-bit.

This supports a maximum of 4 Gb RAM.
The Celeron Dual-Core T3500 CPU supports 64-bit processing according to the Celeron and C660 specs.

Will the other hardware and firmware -- data bus and BIOS, etc. -- support 64-bit memory addressing if I install Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. CAN I even install Win7 64-bit?

Regards,
Hedley

Answer:Re: Does Satellite C660 support Windows 7 64bit?

Of course you can install Win7 64bit. It is supported and you can find all drivers, tools and utilities on Toshiba download page .

Check it out.

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Hi
Ran the recovery option on a C660 laptop from the hidden HD to set it back to the factory built but the re-install failed to complete correctly, now the hard drive as also failed
I can't find the recovery media to rebuild onto a new HD so are the recovery media still available to order as all the links I have found are broken on the Toshiba site

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Hi there,
I want to backup my C660-10F harddisk to a network storage using Ghost 15 Recovery Disk CD. Therefore I have to configure the bootable Recovery Disk CD with the C660-10F LAN driver for XP 32bit to get access to the network when booting from this CD. When I'm using the lan-en-20101105155404.zip file with the XP drivers from the Toshiba download page I get the error message

Cannot copy a 64-bit hardware device driver to a 32-bit Srd image. One or more binary files listed in ... does not match the target SRD platform

It seems that the XP drivers contain partly 64-bit files. Same problem when using the original Realtek drivers for PCIe FE Family Controller! Where can I get functioning 32-bit XP drivers for the LAN controller of the C660-10F?

Thanks,
Franz

Answer:Satellite C660-10F - Need Windows XP 32bit LAN driver

Hi lagraf,

All Windows XP drivers on Toshiba website are for 32bit XP version because 64bit was never supported.

Everything what you can do is testing the Realtek drivers directly:
[www.realtek.com]

If it doesn?t work I think you have to contact the external HDD directly. The most NAS devices also have USB port.

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Hello

So I start my laptop up put password in then get a blue screen DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL then it boots to the start in screen so I go in safe mode then I get blue screen again which says problem been detected Windows shut down!

So how do I get around this the stupid laptop is only 2 days old is there any way to restore it to factory settings or uninstall certain things to try and fix it? I'm not too computer savvy so any help would be appreciated

Answer:Satellite C660-171 - Bluescreen and can't start Windows

> is there any way to restore it to factory settings
If you would read the user manual you would know how to restore the notebook to factory settings ;)

Fact is if you also get a blue screen in safe mode it seems to be a problem with OS installation and you should restore it back to factory settings. Therefore you can use the HDD recovery feature as described here:
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD9102IR0000R01.htm

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Hi Everyone.

This is a biggy. I have a Toshiba AMD Vision Satellite C660 / C660D laptop with no Windows installation disc. Last week it became very sluggish, then the interface resembled that of the ?safe mode? interface and it finally became completely unresponsive, therefore, via F8 on start- up I selected the option which allowed for it to revert to factory settings (I no longer have this option)

The DOS screen appeared and started loading as normal then that become unresponsive so I restarted only to see Windows start up for the ?first time? and carry on loading, prior to this I had to create a boot cd from my other laptop to reboot the system as I had lost the ?boot mngr?.

The last part of the installation process began whereby a white Toshiba screen is displayed with a green progress bar that loads certain drivers (see attachment). There are 39 steps to this process and I seem to remember from before that the computer should keep restarting itself, but it keeps freezing after about two steps. I kept switching it off and eventually the ?system administrator? locked my accounts.

Once again I restarted the PC but this time in ?safe mode? The operating system did indeed load in safe mode and I created some new accounts with administrator privileges, however, I am still unable to load the whole operating system as it keeps freezing during the last part of the process.

I have very limited knowledge of loading operating systems so any help would be grea... Read more

Answer:Cannot load Windows 7 - Satellite C660 keeps freezing

Hi

First of all it was a big mistake NOT to create an Toshiba recovery disk.
The HDD recovery which you were able to start by pressing F8, is only possible if the HDD is not faulty.
I think in your case I think there is something wrong with the HDD because there was an boot mgr notification which means that notebook cannot find an boot manager in order to boot up the system.

I have no other idea as to try to reinstall the system using the Toshiba recover disk or another Windows 7 disk (of course if you own one)
If the recovery would fail, you have to investigate what hardware part might be affected. I think in such case it?s needed to start with HDD check.
Possibly the HDD needs to be replaced. Of course it possible that I?m wrong an other part is affected but at first stage you need to check new OS installation.

A recovery disk can be ordered here:
http://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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After upgrading my Satellite Pro C660-2N2 (PSC0RE-02801QGR) to Windows 10, I have issues with the wireless connection. The router is only 1 metre away, but sometimes the connection fails. Is there a new driver version for this device? The Windows device manager says that the newest driver is installed. Thank you for your suggestions

Achim

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Hello to everybody. I have this laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium (no installation disk given by purchase). Since this morning I experience the following message/problem

Windows Error Recovery

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.If windows files have been damaged or configured incorrectly, startup repair can help diagnose and fix the problem. If power was interrupted during startup, chose start windows normally

Launch Startup repair (recommended)

Start Windows Normally

Both options do not work. Furthermore, Windows cannot enter in Safe Mode. I live in Belgium and I don't know what to do. Shall I try with a friend's windows 7 installation disk (from Dell notebook) or I should contact Toshiba directly?

Thanks in advance

Answer:Satellite C660-1FS - Windows 7 startup error

When you start your notebook press F8 to enter ?Advanced boot options?.
Can you see there option called ?Repair my computer??

It must be listed at first place on the top of the screen.

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I have read up on this status code & the best advice was from Microsoft site saying that system restore could help. But that was stupid assistance as i cannot load up my system as I cannot complete start up repair because after clicking on it windows bar for loading up files does not end up being completed!

Instead i end up back at the Windows boot manager to try the repair that i have attempted 3 times.

Is there anything else i can do without paying out money for parts.

Thanks, mike

Answer:Satellite Pro C660-2JN cannot boot Windows - status: 0xc00000e9

Could you provide some essential information?
What notebook model do you have exactly and what Windows OS do you use?
Did you create recovery disks in the past?

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Got a new laptop for Christmas yesterday and it worked fine yesterday, I came home this evening and it wanted me to click restore and then restart. I done that, now every time I go to turn the machine on it brings up the message "Windows cannot repair this computer automatically" and a saying about having any external devices plugged in and to remove then (which I don't)...

Phoned "The Tech Guys" they said it was probably because when i started the laptop so many updates etc have happened and one of them have gone wrong and I need to phone back with the receipt and they will go through it with me.
So I plan to do so, but I would like it if people could give advise on how to fix this.
Thanks :)

Answer:"Windows cannot repair this computer automatically" - Satellite C660-108

In my opinion, best ting you can do now is to reinstall OS again using HDD recovery method.
After clean preinstalled operating system it will works properly again.

How to do this you can read in user?s manual document or following this document - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD9102IR0000R01.htm
If you have more questions you are welcome.

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I've only had my laptop (Satellite C660-23M) for three months, I started having problems with it about a week ago, including a Blue Screen of Death moment but I got the computer into Safe Mode and did a system restore and it has been fine since then. Then earlier today I got a Windows Hard Drive error, telling me to back-up and then repair or replace the Hard Drive. The back-up is going onto an external hard drive as we speak, so fingers crosssed I won't stand to lose all my data.

I did create a back-up media disc when I first got the laptop but everytime I tried it with validation on, it would fail but at the time, I didn't think I would need it so soon, so just created an un-validated copy and thought it'd be fine (I'm now concerned!).

Do I need to restore my hard drive? If so, how? What caused this? And considering it's only 3 months old, am I stuck with a duff laptop that will continue to break on me??

Answer:Satellite C660-23M Windows 7 Hard Drive Error

Hi

In your case I would recommend checking the HDD fitness.
This can be done using the freeware tool called HDD Drive Fitness Utility.
I assume that this software can help to detect some HDD errors.

If the HDD would be affected then you would need to replace the HDD.
Here you can find a nice instruction how to do that:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/ann.jspa?annID=138

the notebook seems to be covered by warranty so the HDD can be replaced under warrant conditions means this can be done free of charge?
I would recommend asking the ASP (service partner in your country) for such HDD? they could send you such HDD.

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I want to upgrade to Windows 10, my laptop is aproximidly 2 years old.
I have a toshiba sattelite C660/660D. My question is; can I do that, do i need to get new driverpack for it, where do i get those or will Windows find them by itself?
Is here anyone who has the same laptop as mine and did the upgrade? Would you like to tell me if it's satisfying and working correctly?

Answer:Is it safe to upgrade Satellite C660 / 660D to Windows 10

I performed the upgrade on mine as soon as it became available. I found it worked OK but was a little disappointed with speedor rather lack of perfprmance. One of the options to you is to create a windpws 10 set up disc on DVD which I did. I then did a fresh install of windows 10 and reloaded all my programs. This resulted in a much better working laptop.
From the information I read you have to do the upgraded first as Microsoft will then issue a licence that is kept on their servers that is unique to your machine. When you the perform a re-install there is no need to enter a licence key during setup, just skip that step.

Windows 10 rauns well on this laptop I had no issues with drivers other than the card reader, but Googling found a suitable driver that now works, unfortunately I can't remember where I found it sorry. I think the Windows 8 driver was the one I used.

In November there was a big updated which I had major issues with. The installation of it was causing my laptop to overheat and auto shutdown before it would complete. I do have issues with overheating on this machine despite taking it apart and cleaning out and replacing the thermal paste on the processor.

I had to make a new updated Win 10 setup disc on a different PC and use that to update the Toshiba, but it still got hot during update and came close to shutting down.

Win 10 does run nicely and boots quickly, though I did replace the hard drive under Win 7 to an SSD due to hard drive failure, so that w... Read more

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Hello,

on the laptop TOSHIBA C660, replaced the hard drive and, as a fact, the OS flew down (Windows 7 SP1 HB x 64).
Installed not licensed, there was no way out, on the Microsoft website, to download the image, the key from the laptop is not suitable.

Not a licensed image, there was no desire to put, the assembly is an assembly, naturally installed such an operating system behaved badly, buggy.

Done, and now the laptop does not work.
In the service center installation of OS and drivers costs 3500 rbl.

Offensively. So I'm looking for help on the forum.

Please, kindly request help. Thank you.

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hello guys can anyone help me please .

after windows boot manager failed , i tried to build the bcd boot again , i tried everything but didnt work , and then i got a different bootable USB i format , but i noticed all drivers were gone , i hv downloaded drivers again but since then this laptop become a disaster keep crushing , stucking at startup(welcome page) sometimes a blue screen blink in split sec and r keep restarting ,

i wanted it back as it was before format , i have toshiba hdd recovery on hard drive D but dont know how to use ,

i copied on a usb flash drive but cant boot from it , please help

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I booted to Windows Server 2012 (for development purposes).

Now... where can I find the drivers?

*display driver* - Lets start with the display driver (for the Intel Graphics Media Accelarator HD) when I look for display driver in the support forum I only find the Intel driver for Windows 7 but there is none yet for Windows 8? - Installed the Windows 7 driver - works ok :)
*sound driver* -

Answer:Satellite C660-1DG - Windows Server 2012 Drivers

Which drivers are you missing?

Fact is that Toshiba offers all drivers for supported operating systems.

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I tried to upgrade to Windows 10 from window 7 on my Satellite C660 series. After the download I got the above error and the laptop is not starting neither in windows 7 or 10. I have the back-up discs that I made a few months back, apart from the disc that came with the laptop. There is a way to use the discs in order to recover it?

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Recently bought Satellite C660 11K and loaded a game on to it, within a couple of hours it froze (ctrl alt delete wouldn't work) I shut it down and started it back up and got a message saying some software or hardware was stopping Windows from working.

I restored it to factory settings with the recovery disk. However I have not loaded any games or other software since, but it keeps freezing and I've had to use the recovery disk 3 times!
I don't know what else to try!

Answer:Satellite C660 11K - Keeps freezing and unable to access Windows

What happen exactly when you use clean preinstalled OS?
What are you doing when your notebook freezes?

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Hi Guys....any help appreciated...this is the message I sent to Toshiba support but they are taking their time getting back to me:

Important information: Satellite C660-1F1
Key Features
- Genuine Windows? 7 Home Premium 64-bit (pre-installed, Toshiba-HDD recovery)
- Intel? Core? i3-380M Processor
- DVD-SuperMulti +-R (Double Layer)
- 2048 MB DDR3 RAM (1066MHz)
- 39.6cm (15.6") TruBrite? HD (1366 x 768) High Brightness display with LED backlight with 16:9 aspect ratio

Hi... I purchased my laptop about a month ago from Argos and it has a 2 year warranty. I have one big problem - the 2 main graphics editing programmes that I use do not work. Both Corel Paintshop Photo Pro x3 and Adobe CS5 can both be installed and opened but as soon as I try to save a photo or edit a photo both of the programmes crash and i have to close it down by using end task in task manager.

This happened when I installed the full versions of both programmes which I purchased and it also happens when you download the trial versions from both the Corel and the Adobe download sites. I have been on so many help forums for both adobe and corel and the most helpful pointer came from one of the designers at Adobe - a Chris Cox.

He very logically stated that as it happened in both of these 2 graphics editing packages that it was most likely a problem with the graphics card drivers or the actual graphics card hardware. I purchased a 64-bit operating system to handle precisely these 2 progra... Read more

Answer:New Satellite C660-1F1 windows 64-bit -cant use graphics editing software

Hello John

Have you already got some answer from Toshiba?
What to say my friend? In my opinion the best advice you can get from Corel and Adobe. They have best experience with own product and have probably tested them on different hardware platforms.

Notebook manufacturers offer different notebook models with different hardware configurations. Some of them are cheap and offered with average hardware. The performance is not the best but good enough for ?every day? activities like internet, office, mailing and so on.
On other hand there are notebooks with excellent and powerful hardware. Very often such notebooks cost twice as much as ?cheap low budget products?.

Please don?t understand me wrong but your C notebook is not the best one for usage with such powerful software.
I really don?t know what Toshiba can do about it. I can imagine that you need other graphic driver but graphic driver support for mobile computers is pretty limited and I don?t think you can do much about that.

What you can try is to download and install driver from graphic card manufacturer but you must do this on your own risk.

Sorry friend but I don?t have any other advice for you. I just think you?ve bought wrong notebook for such complex graphic operations. 2 GB RAM? I don?t know.

Good luck.

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Hello,

I recently got Toshiba Satellite Pro C660 -1T1 with that i got Windows 7 Home Premium. Now i want to uninstall this and load windows XP on this..

I have removed Toshiba HDD protection prgram and try to Boot the XP cd.. Its going up to start windows XP installation and i am getting Blue Screen.

Could you please help me how to uninstall this...? I am bit desperate your help greatly appriciated


Thanks in Advance.
Dileep

Answer:How to uninstall Windows 7 Home Premium from my Satellite Pro C660?

I presume you are missing SATA driver.

Please check this forum using advanced search option. You will find hundreds of threads where you can read how to install WXP on newer notebook model.

BTW: create recovery DVD before you start to install own OS.

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hi there. did a complete re install of my satellite c660 , running windows 7 ultimate, 64 bit.......now i cant get on-line ? i went into device manager and found a yellow triangle next to network controller. right clicked , properties then details... i noted the first line of numbers/letters> PCI/VEN_10EC&DEV_8176&SUBSYS_818410EC&REV_01< and tried to find a driver download but no joy ..... its a realtek driver.... but cannot find. any help would be greatly appreciated....... thankyou........

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Satellite C660 PSC1QE
After first time automatic Win 10 Pro 64 update from Win , the wifi was not found.

But extremely strange was the "loop reset" after plug in the power cable (Toshiba original parts).
Formatted 2 more times and the problem was same: loop reset after plug in the power cable.

I hope also some Windows 10 BIOS UPDATE.

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Hi Guys

my laptop Specs: Satellite C660-1JG
- Genuine Windows? 7 Home Premium 64-bit (pre-installed, Toshiba-HDD recovery)
- Intel? Celeron? Processor T3500
- 2048 MB DDR3 RAM (800MHz).

recently I upgrade my RAM to 4 GB (2+2 GB), since installation, as soon windows7 64 bit start loading, ended up with BSOD. sometime windows loads fine but within a minute or two BSOD appears. I can confirm that it does read the full RAM of 4GB, I checked while laptop was on for 2 or 3 minutes ON. then I take out 1 RAM stick laptop is fine, no BSOD!!

so question raises if RAM is at fault, mismatch etc. but I have dual boot OS and other OS is Ubuntu 11. that reads the RAM 3.84GB, and no crashing or BSOD or any issue.

Then I installed Windos 7 32 bit to check if that still has issues with 4GB RAM, but NO, 32 bit reads RAM as 4GB(Usable 2.8GB). no crashing or BSOD with 32 version, only problem with 64 bit windows!!!!
I checked specification it says Max RAM 4GB Ram and yes it does support 4GB RAM with Linux and win7 32 bit.

I tried to upgrade BIOS to 1.20 version(currently is on 1.40), but always got error ::: Firmware does not have Flash (AFUWINGUI)support!!
just wondering if any of you can guide me to right direction.
Thanks in advance
Regards

Answer:Satellite C660 - Windows 7 64bit BSOD after upgrading RAM

I cannot say for sure but maybe BSOD occurs due to compatibility problem.
Which RAM have you bought as additional module (brand and specification)?

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Hello, I have just upgraded to Windows 10 Home from Windows 7 and now HWSETUP.EXE does not run and when restart the laptop I cant get into the BIOS using F2 or F12. Can anyone helpmeet please? Kind Regards

Answer:Satellite C660-125 - Unable to access BIOS after Upgrading to Windows 10

You need to install the Toshiba System Driver for Windows 10.
However the C660 doesnt appear to be in the supported list, so you may need to go into the BIOS instead.

Hold SHIFT during shutdown to stop Windows from entering Hybrid Suspend Mode. Keep on holding SHIFT until the power LED turns off.
The F2 BIOS message only appears if the notebook does a cold boot.

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Well, Toshiba have now stated that Satellite Pro C660-2DJ is not capable of Windows 10 Upgrade. This after I found opposite statement on other sites and installed it. I am happy enough, given that I'm using it. Ah there is always a but... the Chicony USB 2 Laptop camera is registered as a device, but with (!) in yellow stating no Driver. I have found a driver for this camera, but under Windows 7 64 Bit.

Would it be very risky to install an old original Driver now that Windows 10 is fine? As a rider to this, I now know there are thousands of folk who were assure that their machines would upgrade to Windows 10 and they are desperate because very little works. Thoughts, anyone?

Answer:Satellite Pro C660-2DJ - Windows 10 Upgrade and missing Chicony Driver

Since Win8 Toshiba doesn't offer webcam driver anymore and operating system uses standard Windows driver.
I still didn’t upgrade my Satellite S50-B so I don't know if I will have identical problem on my machine.

I’m really interested if any other forum user has solution for this.

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I was wondering if anyone could help me with an annoying little problem.....

I have a Toshiba Satellite C660 laptop running Windows 7, since working out I could use the function button to mute the sound, I have lost the volume control icon from the taskbar.... this is one of the things I use a lot so I would very much like to get it back!

I have checked for other people having the same problem and there are a few but most seem to be able to fix it by going into the taskbar properties and turning the volume back on. The dropdown box is grey for me and won't work :( I can't restore default behaviours and on the notification icons page it says it is muted but 'show icon and notifications' is selected.

Hopefully somebody can help!
Thanks for reading :)

Answer:Lost volume icon - Satellite C660 running Windows 7

Hi

The sound volume icon belongs to sound driver.
Would recommend reinstalling the sound driver to get this fixed.

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Satellite C660-1TK PSC1QE-01900GGE
Question about Max Temp For nvidia 315M?
Windows start Freezing after 55 degrees and keyboard lags...

Answer:Satellite C660-1TK Windows start freezing after 55C and keyboard lags

Hi

Keyboard lag can be solved by BIOS update.
Update the BIOS to the latest state.
The BIOS can be downloaded from the Toshiba European driver page.

Furthermore you should clean the cooling fans.
Possibly the dust prevents the fans from rotating faster? use an compressed air spray to get the dust removed?

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The icon on the bottom toolbar has lost the Windows Media Player icon and I can no longer view any videos. I get a "server execution failed" message. It will not start from the Start menu; all I get is a very brief flash of a new window that then disappears.

The window appears empty but it flashes on and off so quickly it is impossible to be sure. I have not been adding any new programs; only the usual Microdsoft updates. I've tried going back to earlier restore points and also turning Media Features off and on again from the Start menu to no avail.

Any ideas as to what has happened and how I can fix it?

Answer:Satellite Pro C660-21D - Windows Media Player stopped working

Unfortunately I cannot say what is wrong there but you can try to find some Microsoft forum and ask there what can be wrong with this application. Generally speaking I think it is not Toshiba related issue.

If nothing helps download VLC player and enjoy your videos.
For me it is the best player and I use it for the long time already.

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As the title says I just can't install 7 on it, I've tried compatibility mode and it just get's stuck half way and stays that way. I'm fixing this for a friend and have never come across this before. I've taken out the hard drive and checked it on my PC and the drive seems fine as I checked it with crystal disk, I formatted it and still the same results. Any ideas would be helpful. I might try Xp and see will it install that.

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Hi,
I want to reformat my upstairs computer. Last time I did this, I tried to use the windows CD that I purchased for my downstairs computer which included sp2 and it did not accept the cd key for the gateway upstairs. The upstairs computer is slightly older and did not come with sp2. I then used the install disk that came with the gateway and it worked fine. This time i don't have the install disk that came with it, I have yet to try again but I'm thinking the same conflict of cd keys will occur. Any idea what I should do?

Specs for Gateway upstairs:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.01.2600 Service Pack 2
Report Date: Saturday 02 February 2008 at 20:09

System Summary

Manufacturer Gateway, Inc.
Mainboard Intel D845GRG
Chipset Intel i845GL
Processor Intel Celeron @ 1800 MHz
Physical Memory 128 MB (1 x 128 DDR-SDRAM )
Video Card Intel Corporation 82845G/GL/GV/GE/PE Integrated Graphics Device
Hard Disk ST340810A (40 GB)
CD-Rom Drive HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8400B
Monitor Type Gateway EV530 - 14 inches
Network Card Ralink Technology Corp RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI
Network Card Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) PRO/100 VE Network Connection
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.01.2600 Service Pack 2
DirectX Version 9.0c

Answer:Factory Windows Install disk vs. NewWindows Install Disk

There is a way to get it to work, but you will have to copy the files from the XP cd, edit one of the files, then burn it to another cd (and make the cd bootable).

Alternatively, you could contact Gateaway and ask them for a replacement CD and they should be obligated to send you one.

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Hi,

I had to remove the HDD from Toshiba Satellite M70 to use it on my Compaq laptop (Compaq HDD crashed). I had to install XP and other stuff after creating 2 partions and used it with Compaq Laptop without any problem. Now I got a new HDD for compaq and fixed the Toshiba HDD back in.

Using the recovery CD I wanted to restore the Toshiba to its original state.

I have the Product recovery DVD-rom. F12 abd selecting cd/dvd would not do the recovery.
Error loading operating system is the message I get.

I can even install with my other original XP pro cd.

Once I put the HDD back to Compaq its working fine, I can even install XP.

What is the cause. Is it has to do anything with MBR?
I am very familiar with computers so please give me a way out of this!

Thank you all,

Regards,

Answer:Satellite M70 - Can't install from recovery disk

Hi

In my opinion the case is clear. If you can install the notebook with a normal Microsoft installation disk and the HDD works properly in another computer it?s something wrong with the Toshiba recovery disk, maybe it?s scratched.

What you can do is to install the notebook using the Microsoft disk. Then download and install all drivers from the Toshiba website.

Alternative you order a new recovery disk from an authorized service provider.

It?s your choice what you do. ;)

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Hi - I have acquired a Toshiba Satellite Pro A120 Model No. PSAC1E-04H00VEN

It was minus its hard drive and I previously posted about trying a 160GB drive with no success. I thought the drive might be faulty so I have now acquired a 120GB drive. It's not new but I have been assured it is working. However it's not working in this laptop! As before (with the 160 drive), when I try to install it using the Toshiba recovery disc, the operation just sticks on the "Please wait..." message for 30 minutes then the machine turns itself off. Assuming the hard drive is ok is there anything more I can do to determine the problem with this laptop?

FYI this is what happens having installed the hard drive:
I switch on and get this message: ?NTLDR is missing. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart.?
I insert Product Recovery disc, switch off then on again pressing F12.
I get a gentle whirring plus the Toshiba logo. I select CD/DVD symbol and get a brief message saying: ?Setup is inspecting your computer?s hardware configuration.?
I then get ?Loading RAMDISK image...? which takes less than 2 minutes.
I then get a brief message saying: ?Starting Windows Preinstallation Environment. Press F6 if you need to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver...?
I then get ?Please wait...? and after about 10 seconds the cooling fan goes into overdrive! This carrys on for 30 minutes with the ?Please wait...? message, then the laptop switches itself off.

Any ideas anyone?!

Thanks.

Answer:Satellite Pro A120 - Can't install from recovery disk

Hi Lapitup,

Before you buy another HDD you should test another installation disk? You have already tried two HDDs with the same problem so I think the problem is not HDD itself?

If you have a normal Windows installation disk you can install Windows from this disk. So you can make sure if recovery disk works properly or not. Theoretically the disk could be scratched so the files cannot be read properly.

In worst case another hardware part is affected. Then you need professional help from an authorized service provider.

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Hello

My laptop started giving problems (slow booting & hanging inbetween) so I tried to re-instal with recovery disk but whaile installation it ask for lang. & confirmation data deletion and after minutes installation stoped & turn to Dos mode (Admin to X:).

When I restarted labtop it shows Bootmgr failed.

Then I contact service center & they replaced the HDD with new, but still the same problem.

I even tried to instal XP SP2, after copying files it shows HDD not found.

Pls help

L300 - 10Q series

Pls advice also how to check Windows XP is of 32 or 64 bit?

Thanks again

Mahsan

Answer:Re: Satellite L300-10Q - Can't install with the recovery disk and XP SP2

If you try to install your notebook with the Microsoft installation disk you need the SATA drivers. You can find it on the Toshiba website.
You must load the drivers from an external FDD or you integrate it in a new CD with nLite (www.nliteos.com).

For the recovery disk you don?t need such drivers because they are already on the disk.
If you get the same problem with the recovery disk you should check your HDD with Drive Fitness Test (Google is your friend).

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Hi all,

I'm new to the forum.

I was thinking about adding a second hard disk to my laptop.
I saw that there is one drive and a space for a second

Is it possible? If so, then which HDD would be reccomendable?

thanks

Answer:Satellite A300 - install second hard disk

Hi and welcome at the forum,

do you have opening the case on the under side?
Do you have connectors on this place for a HDD?

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I have a Satellite X200/N00 purchased earlier this year. It came with OEM 32-bit Vista Ultimate preinstalled.

This has mostly been working well but for various reasons I want to move to 64-bit Vista.

If you purchase a retail version of Vista Ultimate it comes with both 32-bit & 64-bit versions in the box.
Does Toshiba offer 64-bit version as part of their OEM licence, and if so, how do I get a copy?

Answer:OEM Vista 32-bit - how to get 64-bit install disk - Satellite X200/N00

Hi

Something like that is not known to me and I doubt you could get a 64bit OS for free.
Maybe Microsoft provides such 64bit Vista OS if you buy an Microsoft Vista 32bit.

But the point is that Toshiba preinstalled Vista OS is an OEM version and a part of the recovery disk.

I doubt that it?s a case using an Recovery disk...

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Hi' to get to the point im trying to install windows 7 on a Satellite L40-18E and when i boot from cd it says i didnt safely remove storage device.

When i start up Vista as normal and try install from my computer it says i do not have the hard disk drives. am so confused please help:-)

Answer:Win 7 install disk driver problem on Satellite L40-18E

Is that Win7 disc a Retail disc purchased from a store?

Is it an Upgrade disc or full license? What does it say on the disc exactly?

What BIOS version is installed?

Have you checked C: Drive for errors?

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I had a Satellite Pro M40 with XP Pro that died completely (hard drive). I have the recovery disk.

I now have two more laptops - an Equium and a L300, both with Vista. I would like to install XP on one of them (preferably the L300). Is it possible to do so using my M40 recovery disk?
A bit of googling suggests that differences in the size of the hard-drive can be an obstacle. My M40 drive was 40GB, these new drives are much bigger.

Has anybody tried this or have advice?

Answer:Will Satellite Pro M40 recovery disk install XP on Equium or L300?

This will not work. Before the recovery procedure starts the notebook will be identified. If the ?code? on recovery media doesn?t match code on the notebook the installation will be stopped.

SP M40 recovery on L300 ? no way.

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