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Satellite L350 will not boot or recover using the recovery disks

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

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

Does anyone have any advice?

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

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

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Hi

Can anyone help please?

I own a Satellite L350-20F running Vista
After suffering a blow to the laptop it stopped working. (no surprise)
Have used recovery disks to try to restore unit, but nothing happens it just reboots to the running ants with microsoft corporation written underneath, then check disk starts reporting no bad sectors, after this fins it reboots to running ants again.

Am getting blue screen error message every now and again, then goes to windows recover screen to either launch startup reapir (done this lots times still no progress) or start windows normally.
Tried to repair but just keep going through the stages of putting disks in and going through disk repair.

Is it easy to change HDD inside (i know how to on PC but no clue in laptop)(out of warranty))
I also own a satellite L300-25H is it poss to network them together and do a full format of broken one to see if that helps?
The only thing is will i be able to reformat new HDD with recovery disks to put back on Vista or will i need to pay out for a new OS?

Many Thanks

Si

Answer:Satellite L350-20F - Recovery Disks work to a certain point, still no boot

Yes it is easy to replace the HDD, just unscrew the two screws in the HDD Panel on the Base.

If there is a HDD chassis/bracket on the drive, you will need to transfer the bracket to the new HDD.

If you have no Recovery Discs, you can order the discs from the Toshiba website for a small fee.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Answer:Recovery disks not working for Satellite L350

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Message was edited by: RandyRoberts

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Hi together,

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

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

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

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

Do you have any ideas?

Many thanks in advance and regards
Danny

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

Hi

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

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

Of course this is just an personal opinion?

If an HDD folder is available on your HDD, then there is a small chance to get the HDD recovery to work. Here a interesting thread:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=40790

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Got this L350-212 running Vista Basic.

It loads up to the Toshiba splash screen prompting f2 for setup etc. but does not acknowledge f2 or f8 or f12 to boot recovery disc. Goes to black screen with steady cursor in top left corner ( _ ) not flashing. Waited quite a while to see if it was just realy slow but nothing.

Dont know what else to do... any ideas?

Thanks in advance

Answer:Satellite L350-212 - Does not boot recovery disk

Hi buddy,

Have you checked if the CD/DVD drive is recognized properly in BIOS? Maybe that?s not the case so it doesn?t boot from recovery disk.

If you have another bootable disk, check another one. Maybe the recovery disk is scratched and can?t be read.

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Hi folks,

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

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

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

Any ideas.

Thank you

Nigel

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

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

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

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

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I forget my massword of HDD and I can't restart my system.
How can I recover my password HDD in my notebook L350-16U?

Thanks

Answer:Re: Satellite L350-16U - How to recover HDD password?

Hi!

The HDD password can be deleted from nobody. Sorry this is not a joke this is fact.

The only way is to exchange the HDD but your data are lost.

Bye

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

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

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

thanx already

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

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

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Hello!

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

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

No recovery disks were created when the computer was new.

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

c:\program files\TOSHIBA
d:\HDDRecovery

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

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

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

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

Thanks!

-L

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

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

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

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

If you want to do this you can order it under https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

Bye

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Lenovo 3000 N200 with XP.I've been trying to do a system recovery back to factory settings using the the boot recovery option at startup. It took 3 attempts (2 crashes) just to get XP back up and running, but it was completely blank with no software or drivers and no internet connection to download drivers etc.Just the lonely recycle bin icon in the corner. Well this is uesless I thought and decided to have a go with the recovery CD's instead. When the first CD has done it's thing it asks for CD number 1, which I put in, and it tells me it's the wrong CD. I have tried all the CD's I have and they are all the wrong CD apparantely! So I was going nowhere with that method and decided to revert back to the initial boot method. Only that is completely messed up and now asks me for disk 1 which doesn't work. So now my laptop is knackered with no way of reinstalling XP from either the boot menu or the recovery disks. I've even tried installing XP from an official Windows XP disk and it's not having that either! What can I do? Ask Lenovo for a set of recovery CD's? How much would that cost? And would they even work?Thanks for any advice Message Edited by bobtheblob on 10-03-2008 04:50 PM

Answer:Can't recover XP from partition OR recovery disks

your best bet is to call lenovo, those discs should have more probability of working.

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I have a Packard Bell desktop which is about 7-8 years old. It became corrupted so I wanted to restore the system but could not find the original system restore disks. Originally the OS was vista, however i had a System resore disk with XP on it from a laptop that I had. I tried this but it did not work and left my pc not being able to loads windows at all. I made system restore disks from my daughters laptop, W 7, and tried these. The first disk worked but my pc could not read the 2 and 3 disks at all which contained the system image. After having scoured blogs on the internet I tried using the F11 key as my impression was that you could manually carry out a system restore without a disk. However this only gave me the option to restore using a disk. I have phoned PB who say my computer is too old for them to provide me with system restore disks. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks you.

Answer:Help I need to recover my system but do not have recovery disks

My recommendation would be that you bite the bullet and get yourself a proper copy of Vista or XP, and start again/reinstall from there. You can pick up a legitimate version of XP for £25 or less. Hopefully, your attempts at restoring by other means haven't totally messed your PC up.
But: before you do that... Make sure that you can still obtain the drivers for your PB machine. Given its age, that may be a problem. Check on the PB website.

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I purchased recovery disc for my Satellite L350-370 followed start instructions program now stopped at "waiting for odd to become available" .prior to this the odd has worked perfectly.

Laptop will not switch off now and no keys work .

Help!!!

Answer:Cannot use recovery disc for Satellite L350

I really don't understand what happen there. I used recovery disc numerous times and I?ve never saw such message.
Set BIOS to default settings and restart your notebook. When notebook starts and you see Toshiba welcome screen press F12 several times to enter boot menu. When boot menu is shown on the screen put recovery disc into optical disc drive. After doing this choose CD/DVD drive and press ENTER. What happen when you do this?

ODD should start to read recovery disc and you should see the recovering menu on the screen.

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Is there someone who can tell me why I got two recovery discs?

On disc one there is my Vista recovery with all drivers, after installation the system don't ask for the second disc. All works well.

I just want to know where the second disc is for. It?s a Satellite L350-144

Answer:Satellite L350-144 - Second Recovery disc

Maybe the second disc has the Applications and Drivers? Or its another Operating System such as 64bit Vista?

What does it say on the Disc label?

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I have a Satellite L350 and need to put it back to the original settings. I have created a recovery disc but not sure what to do from here.

Answer:Satellite L350 - How do I use my recovery disc?

Before to start a recovery process, backup all important data. The,, enter Bios (F2 on startup) and set cd/ddvrom as the 1st boot device. Press f10 to save and exit. Insert disk and restart the laptop. Then, follow onscreen instruction and that's all. Note, during recovery process your laptop will restart for many times :)

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There's a problem. Windows isn't running any more, but we can't repair it because we can't find our recovery cd/dvd.
How can we get it now?

Answer:Recovery installation on Satellite L350-12C

Can you start HDD recovery installation following instructions on
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD1303440001R02.htm

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My T440s is having problems, i cannot install any programs, so i decided to restore the computer to factory settings. When i try to boot into the recovery partition, i get a screen that says:Windows Boot Managerwindows failed to start..............Status: 0xc0000001Info: An unexpected error has occurred. So i go back into windows to make recovery disks, but it fails saying there's insufficient space on C drive to continue. I have 113GB free space. What do i do? Regards,Al

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Hi just new to forum,

does any know how I can use recovery disks to restore laptop back to factory settings? Laptop has had own OS installed on it but now want to go back to Vista that came with laptop.

Thanks

Answer:How to use recovery disks to recover Equium P300-16T?

Simply insert the Recovery Disc, turn on the system, and press F12 to enter the boot menu. Choose CD to boot from the Disc.

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Hi all,
I have inherited a Qasmio Model PQF65A-00Y002 and am trying to revert the computer to its out-of-box condition. I have had to replace the system board with a second-hand one 'guaranteed to work'. There was a slight difference in the boards even though they had the same P/No in that there was nowhere on the replacement board to allow for the TV Connection Board. (Which I have no use for anyway!)
I can get to the stage where it says "HDD RECOVERY MODE" by holding zero or tapping F8, but it stops loading just as the "Loading windows coloured flag" starts to appear. This happens with booting from HDD or Recovery disks.
I have tried using 'ultimate boot CD' and 'gparted live' with no luck. I have tried the Windows repair disk but it only loads the files and then hangs on a black screen with no HDD activity displayed.I have searched for a copy of the "backup media" but it appears to be only available in Europe. Has anyone got any other actions that may allow me to recover this laptop,
Thanks in advance,

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Lenovo'ers I just got my ThinkPad a week ago. It could not complete its Windows Updates, seems there was corruption in the Windows Update registry (google 'windows update error 643', seems to be common). I tried a few Microsoft support tools to correct it, but in the end I was wasting too much time so decided to restore my laptop to factory state. I went to the ThinkPad tools from the Start Menu, where there was a tool to create system restore disks. I went through that process, and created "Boot" and "Data" recovery disks. I rebooted my laptop with the boot DVD, and it started the recovery. I opted to do a full factory reset. It started going through the process, but then stopped and asked  for the "Application and Drivers Disk 1". What? The disk creation process only produced a "Boot" and "Data" disk. I tried using the Data disk for Disk #1, and was relieved when that worked. Sadly, the process continued until it stopped again and asks for Application and Driver disk #2. Sadly, the 'Data' disk  does not work for this, and the restore process refuses to continue. I am stuck. My machine is now in a completely unusable state. The original parition has been wiped out, and the OS is not installed. Two questions: 1) what is wrong with the recovery process? Seems like a major problem with the tool producing 'Boot' and 'Data' disks, while the reinstaler expects different disks. How can this be?2) how can I restore my machine to factory s... Read more

Answer:T530 Recovery Process Broken, I have Boot and Data disks not Application and Drivers disks 1 and 2

Hello and welcome,
 
Sorry to hear about this
 
Your recovery partition is probably already wiped out by the aborted restore, but what happens if you press the "Think" button during boot?  (or whatever it's called these days)  That might have given you a factory restore option _before_ you tried the DVDs.
 
Failing that, give support a call and explain the situation.  They can send you a DVD set.  They normally charge for these, but in a situation like yours they are often provided free.  I can't speak for Lenovo - that's just my personal experience.
 

United States
THINK-branded products
English
1-800-426-7378
24 hours/day7 days/week

 
Z.

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Hi all,

I am trying to fix my sister-in-law's Satelite L350-277 following a failed HDD. Prior to failure it was running Win7 Home Premium (32bit) which was preinstalled on HDD. I managed to run Belarc on it before it completely went, but wasn't able to create restore disk in time.

HDD failure appears to be due to bad sectors, and once failed, couldn't get past Startup Repair. Upon checking HDD (in USB enclosure), both C: and D: (backup partition) appeared intact, so guessed it was issue with MBR. I used Clonezilla to clone to new HDD and am now working on that - failing HDD is still as it was incase I need to clone again.

With the clone of the HDD, I first tried using bootrec.exe but some how managed to "break" C: and couldn't see anything in the partition.

BTW I am currently using a retail DVD copy of Win 7 to provide the "restore" functions. However the Toshiba Restore functions don't appear in the option list. So I then decided to just install the retail copy on C: to see if I could access the toshiba restore functions using data in D: That didn't seem to work either.

Then I came across this thread which gave me hope in being able to boot the Toshiba recory tool:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=44382

I was hoping that Vista and Win7 preinstalls would be very similar, however the HDD only has one recovery partition (D:\ HDDRecovery) and I seem to fall down at step 13. There are two boo... Read more

Answer:Win 7 restore without recovery disk on Satellite L350-277

On one side I can understand your wish to install recovery image but on other side, for me personally, it is nothing but wasting your time for nothing. Generally speaking recovery image is designed not to be copied or manipulated so this guy was very lucky.

Problem is that recovery disc was not created after notebook purchase.

Maybe it sounds stupid to you but I recommend you to order original recovery disc for this machine.
You can order it on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx
It costs 30 Euro only. For this money you will get original recovery disc that includes activated operating system, all necessary drivers, tools, utilities and few additional and useful applications.

Using this disc you will be able to have perfectly working machine in 2 hours only.

One more thing: usage of this disc is unlimited and you can use it 1000 times and every time you will have activated and perfectly configured OS.

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Hi,

I'm new at this so please be gentle with me! - I have a Toshiba Satellite L350-170 (Windows Vista SP2). I burned 2 recovery DVD's just after I got it from new. I decided to recover it to factory settings, so I placed the first recovery disc in the drive and ....nothing. It won't auto play/boot up to start the recovery process. I can access files on the disc via "MY COMPUTER" but can see a "SET-UP". I had previously used the discs to recover and it worked then no problem.

There is nothing wrong with the computer or any error messages

Apologies if its been said before but, can anyone help or let me know whats happening please?

with grateful thanks

Myke

Answer:How to start recovery installation on Satellite L350-170?

Hello Myke

If it has worked in the past i don?t see the reason why it should not works again, except the discs are damaged.

Anyway, try this:
Start your notebook and press F12 several times to enter boot menu
Put the disc 1 into optical disc drive
In the list choose CD/DVD drive and press ENTER

ODD should start to read the disc and you should see something on the screen.

Does it work for you?

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

Thanks in advance

Chris

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

Hello Chris

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

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

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

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How can i produce my own system recovery disk?
The windows system keeps asking for a floppy disk system which i haven't got

Any advise?

Answer:Satellite L350: How can I create my own Recovery disk

Hi

I don?t know what you mean exactly?
You can create an own Toshiba Recovery disk using the Toshiba Recovery Disk creator software.
Its preinstalled on your notebook and after the successful creation of the Recovery disk you could use it for the OS installation.

The Toshiba Recovery disk will NOT ask you for a floppy disk!!!

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I tried to restore to factory settings useing the hdd option but then change my mind so i click cancel button.
It went back to the toshiba logo screen then a screen came on saying boot menu at the top and underneath it said i had to use restore disc to install operating system. But i did not make any.

Does this mean there is nothing on my hard drive?
Anymore and that i have loast all my persoal data or is there any other way to restore with out the disc all so there was no indcation light for the hdd.

Answer:Satellite L350-170 will not reboot after HDD recovery cancelation

Hi

It looks like the boot master record was damage due to the starting the HDD recovery procedure.
I think you can get the notebook working only using the HDD recovery procedure again.
You have to press F8 after notebook powering up. Then choose ?Repair my computer? and then choose ?Toshiba recovery?.

Hopefully this will function?
By the way; Why you didn?t create a Recovery disk? This is strongly recommended in case something would go wrong with your HDD.

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Mate has an L350 which is completely knackered and unfortunately has no recovery disks. Could I use my recovery disks for my L300 model or will that just make things worse?

Answer:Satellite L350 - Can I use the recovery disk from the L300?

You could try but it may be missing Drivers or it may BSOD depending on the hardware differences.

Can you run Recovery from the HDD? Press F8 when Windows starts and choose the Repair/Recovery option.

Otherwise you would need to buy a replacement recovery disc from Toshiba.

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Please help. I have Toshiba Satellite L350-12c and it?s a German model. My hard drive failed.
The local Toshiba repair centre said they can replace the hard drive but without the disc they can?t restore it to working order.
The worst part is its still under warranty but Toshiba is refusing to help me. The only place I can order discs is from Europe who won?t accept an American credit card and mailing address which kills me because I have another laptop from Germany and they sent me discs with no issue.

The local shop even contacted the local rep and she was no help. Please help frustrated Toshiba customer.

Answer:Satellite L350-12C - hard drive failure, need recovery

Hello

Can we please clarify something? If I understand you right you have German notebook model but I didn?t understand where you are now? In US or elsewhere?
If you are not in Europe the whole situation can be a little bit complicated but for every problem there is some reasonable solution.

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Heya

I can't access the recovery manager on a Toshiba L350. I have tried holding down 0 (zero, both of them) at the start to access the HD-Recovery, but nothing happens. Is there something obvious I'm missing?

The reason I want to access is:
I have a Toshiba l350 with a partly installed windows here. At the moment, it gets "Starting Windows" and "The instalation program is started services" (in Norwegian) whichs stop with a popupbox saying "The computer unexpectedly restartet, or an unexpected error occured. The insatllation cannot procceed. To install Windows you have to click ok to restart the computer. Start the installation process again.".

What started the trouble was that during the last part of the installation (after Win7 became usable, but before everything was setup), escape was pressed and the computer was used normally.

Answer:Satellite L350: Can't access recovery partition by pressing 0

> I can't access the recovery manager on a Toshiba L350. I have tried holding down 0 (zero, both of them) at the start to access the HD-Recovery, but nothing happens. Is there something obvious I'm missing?

I assume you are using an European notebook model and therefore you should try this;
- Press F8 while notebook powering up.
- Then choose ?Repair my Computer?
- Then ?Toshiba HDD Recovery?.

This should allow you to start the Toshiba HDD recovery process.

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Hi,
I have a Satellite L350, Vista home premium SP1, (had it for about 4months)

And yesterday I got a black screen error on my laptop it said to restart it, so I did, then my laptop just wouldn't stat up any more, I have no idea why?

So I put in the recovery disks that came with my laptop to just reinstall every thing like if I just got it out of the box and as I follow the instructions that the Toshiba recovery wizard disk says, and as its "coping files" I get a blue screen error saying "a problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damages to your computer DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL"

And say to restart or what ever and just keeps doing that.
(Tech Info: STOP: 0x000000D1, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x8D246FD7)
( usbccgp.sys - Address 8D246FD7 base at 8D23E000, Datestamp 47919053)

Then I restart my system and a black screen comes up saying "BOOTMGR missing"
So now I have nothing that works, I have retried the disks but same error with blue screen.
I have also tried doing the safe mood and docent come up, nothing works.
I?m in need of help!

Thanks for reading sorry for so much reading to do

Answer:Satellite L350 - BSOD during recovery and "BOOTMGR" missing

The reason why notebook doesn?t start (bootmgr error) is while the installation stopped with an BSOD. So you must reinstall the notebook again.

It looks like an USB problem because I have found this in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/945436/en-us

If you have connected external USB devices to the notebook, remove them.
In worst case there is something wrong with the USB ports or controller and the mainboard must be exchanged.

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I have had computer crash on my Satellite L350D. I have tried to take it back to factory settings. I went through the steps with both disk and when it finished it said there was a error and shut down. So I have no idea what to do any help would be great.

Thank You,
John B

Answer:Satellite L350 - After recovery an error apperas and shut down

Hello

Have you tried the Toshiba recovery disk again? Does the same error occurs?
And it would be also interesting to know what is now? Can you boot into Windows or do you get an error message during Windows boot procedure?

Normally the recovery installation should be finished without any problems so in worst case it?s a hardware issue and you will need professional help from a notebook technician.

Greets

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Help, please.

I have been reading through the User's Manual for my new lap top before setting it up and am feeling rather nervous.

The salesman said that it should open automatically when I start it up, and all I then had to do was install the printer and (say) my m/s word program and I would be up and running.

But it sounds as if I should first of all make some recovery disks.
How many disks are needed? DVD presumably - or D/L.?
Can the recovery disk(s) be made after other programs are installed?

Secondly, it mentions the online manual. Where do I find this?
I have a scanner and external Seagate HD, but these can be added later.
I am using the laptop as a desktop replacement for my five year old Mesh PC.

Thank you for your help.

Answer:Satellite L350 - Question about Recovery disk creation

Hi

Yes, it?s very important to create the Recovery disk before you would change anything on your notebooks HDD.
After you have finished the Vista setup you should start the application called Toshiba recovery Disk Creator.
This application will help you to create the Recovery disk.

As I?m not mistaken you would need one DVD?. I recommend using an DVD-R.

Note; in some cases you can get an error burning the Recovery DVD. This can happens because not all disks are fully compatible. So if you would get such error please check different DVDs from different manufacturers

Bye

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Hi,
I have a fairly new Satellite L350 (5 months). I recently discovered a trojan attached to program files for AVG software. I got rid of the trojan, did a restore to date before loading AVG in hopes that my system would go back to normal. It still continues to be slow, explorer keeps locking up and all sorts of quirky things keep happening! Yikes.
I have the Recovery and Application CD that came with my laptop. Should I use the Recovery CD or should I try to just repair by using the F8 option? And if I use the Recovery CD what files will I lose, normally? I tried to search for a list of apps that are on that disc but found no info??

I have spent most of the day saving all my files on disc. I will lose some paid downloaded programs which I am willing to sacrifice if I can get my computer to love me again!!

Any advice would be helpful.
Thanks

Answer:Satellite L350: What is better choice: Recovery disc or F8 repair?

>Should I use the Recovery CD or should I try to just repair by using the F8 option? And if I use the Recovery CD what files will I lose, normally?

I would recommend using the Recovery disk because the Recovery disk would format the whole HDD and will set the notebook to the factory configuration.
If you have some viruses on the HDD then the HDD format might be the best option in order to remove all the Trojans and viruses.

Greetings

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Hi

I have a L350-170 running Windows Vista home, I have recently purchase a recovery CD from Toshiba and now that it has arrived, it doesnt work.

I put in the CD and boot from the CD drive, I can hear the drive working and the screen says "Windows is loading files" and a bar appears at the bottom of the screen, after this the screen goes blank and all I am left with is a mouse pointer and a black screen.

Thanks
Jackie

Answer:Satellite L350-170 - Recovery Disk doesn't work

Hi

Did you test if the notebook would boot up using another bootable disk like Linux Live CD, WinPE or Win XP?
Please check this?this would help to determine if the issue is related to Recovery disk or notebook.

Please check also if the HDD is ok. For this test you can use an free HDD testing tool called Drive Fitness Test. Google for that.

However, it could be also an faulty recovery disk and in such case you should get in contact with the guys where you have ordered this disk? maybe you need an replacement.

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can i download a recovery disk for free ? if so can you post link
thanks

Answer:Satellite L350-170 - can i download a recovery disk for free?

any 1 out there know of downloads

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I made 3 recovery disks for my hp laptop and ever since i posted the "my laptop wont turn on" ive been having problems with system recovery.
i want to system recovery, put the first disk in, formated the hard drive, let the recovery manager put the disk files on the laptop, and let it restart. now what do i do, there are 4 options. i need to do the other 2 disks, and if i try to use the computer, a popup says "system not fully installed. run setup again." Now what should i do? my parents hate windows vista and i dont want to put factory installations and stuff back on it, because it had vista.
 

Answer:Solved: Why Cant I REcover My hP Laptop With Multiple Homemade recovery Disks?

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Hi.

I have been trying to restore my laptop to factory settings for the past 2 days at the end of the second disk I got an error message f3-ff00-0006 and it forces me go shut down.
I have the drivers and programs disk to recover the hard drive if that's the problem. But I don't know how to do it.

My warranty ended and I want to fix my laptop as soon as possible for as cheap and easy as I can. Someone please help me!

Answer:Satellite L505 wont recover with disks

Wait a moment:
Do you use these discs for the first time now?
Have you created these discs?
I don?t know which drivers and programs disk do you mean exactly?

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Hi

I got a problem with my L350.
Windows vista won't start up.

So i ordered recovery dvd from Toshiba because i didn't create my own recovery dvd.
But during getting back Vista i got image error restoring.

I don't know what to do now .

Thanks for any help.

Answer:Satellite L350 - Error while restoring the Vista using Recovery disk

Can you remember the error message?
Are you able to boot from another bootable disks like Win XP, Linux, etc????

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Have Satellite L350, computer been working great until I decided to back up Toshiba Recovery System on DVD Discs. Screen kept going white, protection off and could not get back my desk top icons...nothing... could not even shut down computer.
So..after taking myself offline, I did a complete start up which worked. Went back online and found my McAfee had disabled itself, was not protected...reinstalled it...all seems well for now.

BUT! the ? is 'What went wrong' ? Been reading the users manual...worried that I shouldn't have been online to copy backups?

Answer:Satellite L350 Lost DeskTop When Made Recovery Disc's

>...I decided to back up Toshiba Recovery System on DVD Discs
Can you please tell me how you have done this?

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Toshiba Satellite L350-170 - Intel Pentium Dual Core T3200 2.00GHz, 2Gb, 250Gb, 17" TFT, DVDSM, VHP

My wife bought three weeks ago. Light use. Everything working fine, until a 'Startup Repair' dialogue appeared. Since then the machine wont boot.

Machine goes into 'Windows Error Recovery' immediately after Toshiba startup screen, and presents the following options;
1) Launch startup repair
2) Start Windows normally

Option 2 results in a blank screen, and eventually goes back to the 'Windows Error Recovery' screen.

Option 1 presents the Startup Repair dialogue box;

'Your computer was unable to start
Startup Repair is checking your system for problems...'

At this point the Toshiba laptop gets into an endless loop.

So what do I do now? There are no system disks provided with the laptop, so I can't reinstall the operating system. The reseller (Comet) is less than helpful and wont entertain any refund or exchange for a defective product.

Can someone please help!

Answer:Question - Windows Error Recovery loop on Satellite L350-170

Try this:

Press F8 button immediately after notebook has been powered up.
Then choose the first option called ?Repair my Computer?.
Then a new windows should open and there you could choose the option called Toshiba recovery.

Please note then this procedure would start the Toshiba HDD recovery and the OS would reinstall again. This would format the whole HDD and would set the OS to the factory settings.

In my eyes you can use this HDD recovery procedure or you can try to reinstall the OS using the Toshiba recovery disk.
Both procedures lead to the same results?

Bye

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I'm eager to set win xp instead of current vista on Satellite L350 -17Z because some soft is not stable and faults, while under xp on desktop I had no problems. XP Compatibility mode doesn't solve this.

So I decided to do it in a cruel way as a notebook is new and hdd nearly empty, besides I have got used to xp. Still I tried to make a recovery, using TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator.

But?*during burning DVD there is a fault and message about some problems with calibration. I tried few disks - same result.

Answer:Satellite L350-17Z: Recovery disc creation issue - problem with calibration

Hi Snen,

It would be interesting to know what CD/DVD drive you have. Maybe you should try to update the firmware of the drive. For some Toshiba and Pioneer drives the website shows a firmware update. It?s worth a try!
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

And what kind of DVDs you are using for creating a recovery disk? I have good experience with DVD-R types and I use it from Verbatim.

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My daughter's Satellite L350 won't start. When the power button is pressed, the HDD light doesn't come on and there is no HD activity. Something that has been noted though is that the battery was fully charged a couple of days ago, but today when I have tried to boot the laptop up, the battery light is showing that it is depleted. Does anyone know of a remedy for fixing the problem?

Answer:Satellite L350 won't boot up

Sorry but I still don?t understand what happen exactly when you try to start this notebook.
Remove the battery and connect notebook to AC power supply only. When you do this press power button to start the notebook.

What happen exactly? Can you see anything on the screen?

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Can anybody help with a problem?
I am having with my laptop.

My daughter was on the laptop and it just suddenly shut down.
When I try to turn it on it goes to startup repair and goes no further.
I have let it run for 18 hours and it still says its searching for problems.

Any ideas anyone.

thanks

Answer:Re: Satellite L350-171 don't boot up

Hi

Did you try to boot again and to use one of the options in ?Advanced boot menu??
Restart the notebook, press F8 and new boot menu should appear.
Here you can use option called ?Safe Mode?.

If the notebook will not boot up using this mode, try another called; Last good know configuration (advanced).

Last but not least you can try to restore the system choosing first option called Repair My Computer -> Toshiba HDD recovery.
Now the notebook should start the recovery procedure and should reinstall the OS

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After Toshiba screen, message reads. " no bootable device, insert boot disc and press any key". .
Using F2 on start up shows no hard disc. Will a new hard drive solve the problem on its own or will further action need to be taken to restore Windows as well as a new hard drive ?

Answer:Satellite L350-17P - no boot up

For some reason HDD is not detected and recognized properly. Try please to set BIOS to default settings and check it again. If the result is the same next step should be HDD exchange and test with new hardware.

In case that problem still exists the reason can be defective HDD controller. This is, in my opinion, worst case scenario. Mainboard is affected and repair can be pretty expensive.
Advice, offer it on eBay and sell as notebook for spare parts.

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I switch the laptop on it loads Toshiba screen then after about 5 secs I get a continuous beep.
The first time this happened I left it for about 3 mins then help the power button in and turned it off, now when I boot it up it asks whether to load normal or repair mode which ever I choose the same thing happens.

Help please!

Answer:Satellite L350 and boot issues

Is the beep broken? For example does it beep 10 times a second continuously?

Maybe there is a stuck key on the keyboard

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I was using my laptop the other day and it froze for ages so i turned it off by holding the button down (it was all i could do).

Anyway when i turned it back on it wouldn't load and just sat on the window that says windows with a bar running from left to right.
I tried f8 and restoring from last previous known good config and also tried safe mode boot, none of these worked.

Does this mean I need to get someone to backup the data somehow and then rebuild it??
Is this expensive? Can i do it myself?

Answer:Satellite L350-159 wont boot

> Does this mean I need to get someone to backup the data somehow and then rebuild it??
Is this expensive? Can i do it myself?

As I understand you, you want get access to data before trying to install the OS once again. Right?
Well, you could try to boot the notebook using Windows Live CD like WinPE or PartBE
Google for both.
You can create such Live CD which would allow you to boot the notebook without the new OS installation. Then you could get access to HDD and could move all the data to USB HDD or USB stick.

You could also remove the HDD from the notebook and could connect this to anther notebook using a USB HDD case.
Using another notebook you could move the data from the HDD which you have connected to USB port.

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With no prior problems my laptop has failed to boot up today with the following screen message:-

"Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

# Insert your Windows installatin disc and restart your computer.
# Choose your language settings and then click "Next."
# Click "Repair your computer."
If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

File: \Boot\BCD

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data."

I don't believe that I received an installation disc with the computer so would enquire as to whether this is something that could be downloaded or whether there is anything else that can be attempted short of returning the machine to the retailer

Answer:Boot Failure on Satellite L350

Hello

All new Toshiba notebooks, including your Satellite L350, are delivered without Toshiba recovery CD/DVD and this installations media must be created by notebook owner using "Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator". It is small application designed by Toshiba and already preinstalled on notebook with ?factory settings?.

This recovery image cannot be downloaded.

So you didn?t create this reinstallations disc and now you cannot start your notebook properly.
What you can try is to install OS again using Toshiba recovery option.
Step-by-step guideline you can find under http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD9102IR0000R01.htm

Please install OS again using this guideline. If everything works well again please create recovery DVD. I recommend you to use DVD-R medias.

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My Satellite L350-20G starts to boot up and after 10 seconds powers off.

Also it refuses to charge.

We have exchanged fully charged battery packs with an identical model and same problem.

Answer:Satellite L350-20G powers down during boot up

Hi

For me it looks like a hardware problem?
Did you check the AC adaptor? Is the power LED on?

Possibly an faulty AC adaptor might be the reason why the battery cannot be charged and why the notebook shuts down during boot process?

Otherwise it might be a power supply electronic issue on the motherboard?
That?s possible too?

How about booting using only one RAM module?
Check it? a friend of mine could not boot the notebook because of the faulty RAM module?

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

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

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

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Hi,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi

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

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

Good luck

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Hi everyone

I have a Equium L350 after a crash I could not restart my pc. I tried to fix using the f8 restore menu and it did not work so I contacted Toshiba and got a restore disc. I reinstalled from the disc but after instalation it says installation complete but visa fails to boot.
I get: Windows cannot repair this computer automaticaly click finish to shut down your pc

After a format and reinstall is my pc broken? It's 13 month old there for out of warrenty

Answer:Equium L350 - Vista fails to boot after recovery installation

Hi

Normally after the recovery installation your notebook should work properly again.

In my opinion it could be a hardware malfunction. Have you tested the HDD for defective sectors? You can do this with Drive Fitness Test: http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/download.htm#DFT
Download the ISO image and burn it onto a disk. Then you can boot from it and test your HDD for errors.

I would also recommend checking the RAM for errors: http://memtest86.com/
Memtest is good diagnostic tool for the RAM.

I hope I could help you a little bit. :)

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My L350 laptop display switches itself off during bootup after displaying normally for about 2 seconds. It is possible to get the display back to normal if you go into standby and then come out of standby, but the display again will only stay on for about 2 seconds. This makes running any diagnostics almost impossible.

Does anyone have any idea what might be happening?

Answer:Satellite L350 - Display turns off during boot up

Hi

Have you tested an external monitor?

Maybe only the internal display is affected and should be replaced?

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Following Mark's suggestion in the shipping thread I thought I'd get this started here.  I noticed a couple of people talking about making recovery disks, and then someone else jumped in and said that a bootable disk and maybe a few others should have come with the machine.  Can someone clarify?  Were we supposed to get (for example) an XP boot/install CD with the machine, or not?  I got nothing with mine, but I have a whole bunch of extra stuff on the hard drive.Damien

Answer:Recovery disks, boot disks etc

Generally no recovery cds/dvds are included in the box. It would appear that sometimes there have been XP recovery sets included with some Vista TPs, but this is not the "rule". Sets can be ordered from Lenovo and may be liable to cost something.It is up to the user to create his/her own recovery set using the tool provided in -Start - Programs - Think Vantage - Create Recovery Media. Be sure to create a set, lower part of the window, and not just a boot cd, upper part of the window.

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Hi,

I have recently (yesterday) downloaded the latest bios update dated 25/02/10 version 2.20-WIN, after downloading and running the software the laptop immediately stopped working and shut down. I am now no longer able to boot the laptop at all, all I get is the power light on and the hard drive light blinks, I can hear the CD/DVD drive spinning, but thats it no screen nothing at all, I don't think it is booting.

Is there a way to correct this without taking it to a shop/engineer, recovering the BIOS??

The Laptop is a Satellite L350, I have opened the laptop to try and reset the CMOS by removing the motherboard battery (not sure if this would have helped), however as far as I can tell it doesn't have one or I can't find it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Andy

Answer:Satellite L350 - Doesn't boot after BIOS update

Hi Andy,

Hmm... If BIOS update failed you can do nothing because only an authorized service provider has professional diagnostic and recover tools to make an update again.

So in my opinion you must contact an authorized service provider in your country. Get in contact with the guys and ask for help. They will tell you what to do now.

Here is a list of them:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com > Support & Downloads > Find an ASP

Good luck! :)

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Hi,

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

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

Thanks

Peter.

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

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

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I recently changed windows permission on C drive, and after restarting, windows showed BSOD 0xc0000021A error code, and I boot from windows recovery disk, but it doesn't show if there is an OS so I couldn't recover it.Finally, I had to reinstall windows. Fortunately, I had a backup yesterday! What is the best recovery disk I can use in a situation like this in the future?
 

Answer:What is the best Rescue Disks (Boot Disk) to recover windows when its not starting or having errors?

ItsReallyMe said:


I recently changed windows permission on C drive, and after restarting, windows showed BSOD 0xc0000021A error code, and I boot from windows recovery disk, but it doesn't show if there is an OS so I couldn't recover it.Finally, I had to reinstall windows. Fortunately, I had a backup yesterday! What is the best recovery disk I can use in a situation like this in the future?Click to expand...

The best recovery disk is the one made by Macrium Reflect 7, make sure your recovery disk is from the latest update, because they improved it. Just install the trial version, and make yourself a recovery disk. After booting from the CD, you will see a tab at the top for boot repair.

Changing permissions is one of the quirkiest things in Windows. Drove myself crazy over it yesterday. Fortunately, I did not touch the C drive, and I don't know if anything will help, if you do. The recovery disks repair the boot difficulties, but if you don't have permission from Windows, that's a different issue.
 

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

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

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

Please check this page to find the nearest ASP in your country!
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/generic_content.jsp?service=EU&ID=ASP_SUPPORT

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

cheers craig

Answer:Satellite M70-364 recovery disks

Hi,

you can try it here: http://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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

GReets

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

Answer:Recovery disks for my Satellite P10

Hello,

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

Theo

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

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

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

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

Answer:Satellite L300D-13S - Need recovery disks

Hi!

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

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

Bye

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

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

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

Please help

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

Hi

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

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

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Hi
I have a Toshiba Satellite A300- 1EG.

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

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

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

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

Regards

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

Hello

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Satellite Pro 4340: Need Recovery Disks

Hi

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

Check this link:
http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/su/su_gaspLocator.jsp?pf=true
There you will find the ASP in your country.

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

Answer:Need XP recovery disks for Satellite A210

Hello

Visit Toshiba page under https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx
There you can order recovery discs. I don't know if you can order recovery for your Satellite A210 but you can check it anyway.

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

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

Hello Luke

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

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

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Hi

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

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

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

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

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

Many thanks.

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

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

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

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Hello,
I'm a mainframe person with some windows experience, but I am an Ubuntu/Linux virgin.

I was aked by a relative to see if I could sort out a Toshiba NB100 11R with Ubuntu remix loaded. The touchpad was no longer working.

I assumed it was a driver problem, so found my way to the drivers. I couldn't get any further, it was password protected. The relatives didn't know the password or even that a password had been set.

As they had the recovery disk and I had an external dvd drive, I decided to do a full recovery.
The recovery failed.

When I tried to boot the NB100, I got a GRUB error 2.

I tried the recover disk again, this time I got error 20107, I can't find this documented anywhere.

I also managed to get a boot menu at one point, which gave me the option of booting Ubuntu, or recovering. I chose the recover option, this failed with "cannot open root device SDA2 or unknown block".

I downloaded Ubuntu 10.04 netbook edition and tried to boot the NB100, this failed with a multitude of read errors.

I re-booted with the Ubuntu 10.04 netbook, this time it worked. I chose the try Ubuntu option. Ubuntu loaded.

So that's where I am at the moment, I've managed to load Ubuntu running from the DVD drive. The NB100 hard drive seems to be ok. The touch pad is working. I can't recover from the dvd drive or the boot recovery option.

As I said I'm an Ubuntu virgin, I don't know what to do from here.

What I want to do is recover to factory cond... Read more

Answer:Unable to recover NB100 from recovery cd or boot recovery option.

Well.. It seems the recovery files related to Ubuntu in the "FileSystem" are damaged. And the GRUB loader is severely damaged as well. Error 20107 means that the recovery can no longer be initiated. That error happened to me before but when I tried to recover my database on MySQL. I don't know how is this related.

Anyway, since you can access the partitions from the Live CD, If I were you, you can get an External Hard Disk and backup all the data onto that Drive. And Install a new version of the Ubuntu Netbook Remix 10.04 that you've downloaded . You can Install it from the Favorites when you boot from the DVD by "Install Ubuntu Netbook Edition". When it comes to partitioning, Choose the option to Erase all the Hard disk. That will install a new system with new GRUB loader as well but Erasing all the data on the netbook hard drive. From this point you can start the recovery from the Recovery Disc. I know this is a long solution. But to be sure if the problem is from the recovery CD or the system itself.

But one question, Does your NB100 come with an Ubuntu Recovery Disk ? Toshiba notebooks always have problems with Linux Based OSes :S

If you need more help, I am here. I worked with Linux systems for about 2 years but not as much as Windows ofc.

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I've just started a new Sat L350 up and i can't get past the second page which says; media test failure and no bootable device,insert boot disc and press any key.

I've got no disc and i'm stuck,

help!

Answer:Re: Satellite L350: media test failure - no bootable device, insert boot disc

Hi

This error message appears because the BIOS didn?t not find an bootable device which would contain an operating system.

How about the HDD? Is it recognized by BIOS?
Check this in BIOS settings; press ESC and F1 in order to access the BIOS.
There you should check if the HDD (all HDD details should be listed) is recognized.
If not, then this means that your HDD died and therefore you cannot boot from the HDD.

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

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

/Sweden

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

Hi

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you

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

Hi

You can try to order it on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx
Other way you can install own WXP version. All WXP drivers, tools ad utilities can be downloaded from Toshiba download page http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp

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

Answer:recovery disks for toshiba satellite a500

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

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

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

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

Hi

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

Greets

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

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

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

Answer:No recovery disks included with my Satellite P300

Hi

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

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

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

Cheers mate

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

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

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

Does anyone have any ideas please?

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

What exactly happens when Disc 1 fails? Read error?

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

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Dear All

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

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

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

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

Best wishes to all

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

Hi DiodePrridge51b,

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

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

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

Cheers,

Answer:Satellite Pro A200 Where to download the Recovery Disks

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

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


regards

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Hi

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

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

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

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

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I have a satellite Pro laptop which I have to fix for my sister in law ...long story....(cant remember model no, as I m at work at the moment !) but its only 4 weeks old and she had done something redicuous to it, so I decided that i would use the recovery cd to reinstall the os.

The image uncompresses to the disk, it tells me to remove the media, then reboot. Upon reboot, the system just gets into the xp load screen then a windows message pops up saying "Windows is not fully installed - Please run the setup program", then it reboots !

Is this a common problem, or can anyone shed any light on it, as this is a new laptop, nothing done to the hardware and I am using the correct cd which came with the system.

The system has twice gone into xp and began the setup wizard (where you put in your usernames and passwords), once this finishes and it attmpts to go straight into xp, I get a blue screen and the inevitable freeze !

I don't mean to sound Pious, but please don't ask me if I've checked that the hardware is attached or anything, I am actually a field engineer for an IT firm, I just have no experience of Toshiba machines or this recovery cd issue.

Any help you guys out there could give me would be greatly appreciated, as Id hate to have to return a bloody new laptop to the manufacturer unless its absolutely necessary.

Many Thanks
Andy

Answer:Not possible to recover the Satellite Pro with recovery CD

Hi Andy,

The recovery CD contains a 'ghost' image of the operating system which will contain the basic Windows system together with most of the Toshiba specific software and drivers.

Booting from the recovery CD will normally load a Win98 operating system which will then restore the 'ghost' image to the hard drive.

Normally the recovery process will ask if you want to restore the entire C: drive or use the 'expert' mode in which you can partition the hard drive. Obviously if you reach the point where the system reboots then the restore of the 'ghost' image has finished and the Windows set-up process has begun

I can only presume that there must be a problem with the hard drive if the 'set-up' process has subsequent problems. As an IT professional you may have access to a suitable boot CD (such as Norton Disk Doctor) in which case I would suggest you analyse the harddrive for potential problems and if necessary return the notebook under the warranty for it to be repaired.

regards,

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I purchased a Toshiba Satellite M30 laptop in June 2004 and the warranty has now expired. However, I recently realised that I had either lost the recovery CD, or the vendor did not supply one (I did not get it directly from Toshiba). I want to reinstall Windows XP (which came with my machine) and restore my machine to its 'factory state' - however I don't know the safest way to do this.

I have no recovery CD. I have looked on several websites which say to burn the I386 folder which I have to disk, but I don't know if the solution is as simple as booting from this CD. Any and all help would be most welcome!

Many thanks.

Answer:Satellite M30: How to do recover without recovery CD?

Anyone have any ideas? Or perhaps anyone with a M30 with a recovery CD they can burn me?

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

So I have two questions:

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

Answer:Satellite 2415 S205 Recovery disks do not work

Hey there

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

https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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

1) would reformatting my laptop fix these problems?

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

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

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

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

I appreciate if you could help, its an awesome computer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks,
Thilan.

Answer:Satellite A500 - problems with creating the recovery disks

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

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

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Hi,

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

I am using the Toshiba recovery disk creator.

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

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

any suggestions?

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

Hi

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

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Hi,

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

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

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

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

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

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

brian

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

Hi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi,

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

Thanks,

Hugh.

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

Hi,

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

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

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

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

Does anyone know what to do with this disk?

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

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

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*Request for help*.

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

After watching the TOSHIBA & SYMANTEC 1.0.1.0 Recovery Utility screen show progress
over the course of 21 hours - inserting Disk 2 as per screen instruction along the way -
at the end I was left with blank screen apart from a C Drive Prompt.

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

REQUEST ADVICE correct procedure to complete the recovery.

Regards.




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

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

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

Directory of G:\SYSPREP

01/17/2003 07:40 AM <DIR> .
01/17/2003 07:40 AM <DIR> ..
08/29/2002 01:00 PM 16,384 SYS.EXE
08/29/2002 01:00 PM 27,357 CVTAREA.EXE
08/29/2002 01:00 PM 32,768 POWERCFG.EXE
09/20/2001 01:40 PM 588 WINBOM.000
02/25/2002 09:52 AM 153 SYSPREP.INF
08/29/2002 01:00 PM 112,640 SYSPREP.EXE
08/29/2002 01:00 PM 24,576 SETUPCL.EXE
08/29/2002 01:00 PM 50,055 OFORMAT (a COM file)
08/29/2002 01:00 PM 15,360 NETCFG.EXE
08/29/2002 01:00 PM 46,592 MSDINST.EXE
08/29/2002 01:00... Read more

Answer:Satellite 2450 Recovery Disks completed - Is there life after their use?

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

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

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Hi

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

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

Answer:Satellite P205D-S8804 - Need replacement recovery disks

Hi Eagle,

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

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

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Hi all,

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

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

Can anybody help? Thank you. Kurt

Answer:Impossible to make recovery disks with my Satellite M300

Hello Kurt

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

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