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Re: Satellite L40 PSL48E: Can I create a installation disk from Vista partition

Question: Re: Satellite L40 PSL48E: Can I create a installation disk from Vista partition


my Satellite L40 PSL48E came with a Vista recovery partition.
As I despise Vista I bought a replacement drive and installed a new hard-drive and installed XP pro.
I retained the original drive in case i ever had to claim under warranty.

I now find that due to work commitments I have to occsionally use the despised Vista rubbish and wonder if it is possible to create a Installation disk from the partition on the original drive so tha ti can create a dual boot system on my new drive.

I am very reluctant to BUY a new Vista CD since I already have a fully legal copy on a drive which I am not using and I will only use it VERY rarely for this one work commitment.

Any information gratefully received

Thanks Ron

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Preferred Solution: Re: Satellite L40 PSL48E: Can I create a installation disk from Vista partition

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Answer: Re: Satellite L40 PSL48E: Can I create a installation disk from Vista partition

Hmm?. If you have a HDD recovery option then a full image was placed on the HDD and usually all notebook with HDD recovery option supports an Toshiba tool called TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator.

Using this tool you could create a Vista recovery DVD If the Vista OS was damage you could also try to boot the notebook pressing the F8 button.
This would enable a advanced boot menu.
Here you should choose ?repair the computer?

But note; this possibility is only available on notebooks with ?HDD Recovery?


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my laptop start with a XP-Installation disk, I press F6 to install the right install drivers, it shows me all drives and I select the disk I will install my XP.....
And now there is coming a screnn, I must insert the Intel Matrix Storage Disk in the Computer......hello? The Disk is in my USB-Flopp-Drive an there was at the beginning the Intel drivers......when I press enter, nothing happens.....what can I do?

Sorry, but I dont find any infos with exect this problem here in the forum......

Thanks for your help and sorry for my bad English!!!!!!!


Answer:Satellite L40 PSL48E - XP installation drivers


Download the Intel Storage Manager from the Toshiba European driver page.
This package contains the needed SATA drivers.
The needed drivers are placed in folder AHCI HDD drivers ICHM8M32bit

Then use nLite (free tool) and include these file to new Win XP disk.

The tool will create new Win XP disk which can be used to install win XP on your l40

This should function because this functioned to me too.

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Applies to:
Home Basic
Home Premuim

It seems many in the Forum are having an issue with corruption either of the User account and/or Windows that may be a result of Malware and/or User error, and suddenly find themselves without the means to fix or re-install Windows Vista.

If your system is up and running without issue, or you plan to upgrade your hard drives in the future, be proactive and create your own Vista O/S Recovery Disk now. For those even with a Vista DVD, and/or a Recovery Partition the time saved in means of Driver and Program re-installation is a fraction of what it would take you to painstakingly reinstall Windows/Updates/drivers/Programs in the event of unrecoverable failure or error.

If you have a Vista Retail/Upgrade/OEM disk (as opposed to recovery media), and are having problems, there is also a a way to "repair" Vista without losing your Data/Programs.

Here is how:

1. Create your own Recovery Disk for free:
Requires DVD's, and/or External Hard Drive at least 250GB in size (recommended)

Download and Install Paragon's free Disk imaging software (drive backup), This will create a Bootable Recovery Image of your entire Hardrive and Installed Partitions.

Set up Vista's File Backup Utility to backup weeekly:
Start>Control Panel>System and Maintenance>Backup and Restore Center

In the event of catastrophic failure, boot into Recovery image, and reinstall, then res... Read more

Answer:How to repair/create a Vista Recovery disk for those Without a Vista Installation DVD

Thanks Rive. Good info.

Admin: This should be a sticky.


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Updating to BIOS 2.0 with latest downloads failed.

After adjusting user rights and disabling UAC the following commandline error is still remaining:

C:\TEMP\BIOS>winflash.exe P20B200.BIN
Failed to copy BIOS image. (Filename error?)

Any idea how to get it solved, filename is correct?

Answer:Satellite L40-PSL48E - BIOS update fails on VISTA 32bit SP1

Did you unpack the BIOS update package firstly?
It?s very important that the BIOS package will be unzipped firstly.

Then you could perform the BIOS update executing the winflash.exe.

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Can u please help me out.
If i got the installed factory default windows vista, then how can i create the recovery disk, and also can i create the recover usb-disk , so that i would be able to boot my system with that usb?

And also if i m having another same model machine, then can i use its recovery disk in the other machine having same model and OS.???
because right now I have two same toshiba machines model is Satellite L300-190.

Waiting for your response.

Answer:How to create Recovery disk using installed Vista - Satellite L300-190

I think this theme has been discussed a lot of time here in the forum.

You can create the Recovery disk using the Toshiba Recovery disk creator!
This tool should be preinstalled on your notebook if the notebook has been equipped with the HDD recovery option.

You could also try to restore the notebook using the HDD recovery option.
You have to press the F8 while notebook powering up and then have to choose the option called ?Repair my Computer?. Then new window should open and there you could choose the Toshiba recovery.

If you are unable to use the both procedures (HDD recovery and Toshibas recovery disk) then you could order the new disk from here:

That?s all

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I've got a Satellite Pro A300 PSAGDA 2000R

It had Windows Vista installed when I got it but after a while it needed a reformatting so I did, (I like to reformat my computers every 6-12 months on average), it only came with XP discs even though it's got a serial for Vista on the underside of the laptop so I installed XP. That was about 2-3 reformats ago now.

However while looking for drivers I saw mention of a hidden partition for reinstalling Vista (which hopefully is 64 bit) and attempted to do so numerous times but unfortunately it didn't work, I'm assuming that perhaps when installing XP I may of accidentally deleted it or something? (Would of thought they'd of made it on some solid state memory that couldn't be written over or something.)

*Is there any way I can access it, get another that won't cost a ridiculous amount of money (eg download) or someone kind enough to create a image to upload to a file sharing site or something that I can download?*

I have also got a spare copy of Vista (and a few of XP) on disc, will any of them work?

+Another thing I'm interested in is can I get any form of the Windows 8 preview OS that will run on this laptop? Apparently it's improved performance over Vista and W7 so would be handy for running on a laptop, and I've also heard it's possible to upgrade to the full version from the preview or W7 for a minimal cost and would probably be much cheaper than other methods if possible.+

And I'm actually fairly handy ... Read more

Answer:Satellite Pro A300 - How to access Hidden Vista installation partition?

Actually at the very least how do I clarify if I deleted that partition? Where is it? Where do I check that?

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I have a Toshiba A300 Satellite A300/ M00 and when I first got it, it had Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Bit. But after some time, i started having problems so i decided to reinstall Vista onto my notebook. After going through with the Product Recovery Media, my system then became 64 Bit.

Wasn't my system suppose to have 32 Bit since it originally came with it?
If no, then how can i install 32 Bit once again onto my notebook as 64 Bit is giving me problems with installing some of my programs.

If I do require to purchase a copy of Vista 32 Bit, where would I find the drivers to cater for my system since the Product Recovery Media has all the drivers on it.

Thank you for your time.

Answer:Satellite A300: 64bit Vista after new installation using Recovery disk

Hmm?. Your posting is a little bit confusing.

Why are you suggesting that Toshiba recovery disk contains a 64bit Vista version?
How did you check this?
From my experience the Toshiba recovery disk contains always the preinstalled OS.

Furthermore as far as I know the newer Toshiba notebook are not delivered with Recovery disk but with a HDD recovery option.
This option allows you to reinstall the OS from the second HDD recovery partition.
You can also use the preinstalled Toshiba Recovery disk creator software to create the own Recovery DVD! And this recovery disk will contain the same preinstalled OS!


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I have a hard disk that the Disk Management diagram shows 4 partitions left to right:

110mb Healthy (OEM Partition) / 10GB Healthy Active Primary / OS (F) 136.44GB (Healthy

Primary Partition / 2.50 GB (Healthy Primary Partition)

(see screenshot)

I tried reformatting it but the reformat window would only allow the reformat of the OS partition

How do I reformat this disk to use its total 150 GB of space instead of the 136GB of storage it currently allows?

Thanks for your help

Answer:How to reformat a 4 partition disk to create 1 partition for storage

I would suggest you to use Partition Wizard Bootable CD .

For deleting all partitions of disk1 : Help on how to Delete All Partitions with partition manager - Partition Wizard?

For creating a new partition there : Create Partition help of partition software - Partition Wizard.

(all the links contains a video guide , at the bottom of the pages content. )

Alternatively, using disk management :

you can delete all the partitions : Partition or Volume - Delete

And create a new one : Partition or Volume - Create New

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I've a full system backup and 139 GBs of free disk space, but Disk Management won't allow me to create a new partition to restore the image because I don't have any unallocated disk space. Is my backup image useless?

Answer:No unallocated disk space in Disk Management and can't create new partition.

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I've a laptop with two HDDs and no DVD drive.

How do I create a bootable recovery partition that holds the complete Windows 7 installation disc contents.

This has to be able to boot even when my first HDD with my OS on it becomes corrupt.

I also hope if you can guide me to do this without interfering with the current smooth boot I have. I don't want to choose whether I want to boot from my primary HDD or my backup partition on every boot. I just want to be able to choose to boot from that partition when I need to.

Answer:Create Installation Partition On Second HDD

Just do an image backup to the 2nd HD. Many free programs can do it. Macrium Reflect, Paragon... go to this site for even more:

Free Hard Disk Backup and Restore, Hard Disk Image and Cloning Utilities (

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Hey, last year I purchased a Dell Mini 9 which had Windows XP pre-installed on it. Somehow a few weeks ago it managed to wipe itself of the OS. Using another computer which has an optical drive I made a bootable USB device with the XP reinstallation CD which came with my netbook and the WinToFlash application which I downloaded from CNET.

I got my BIOS to boot from the USB drive, I got to a stage of the installation where it asked me to either choose a pre-existinf partition to install XP to or create a new partition to install XP to. I had no pre-existing partition tro which I could install to so I tried making a new partition. It asked me to choose a size for the new partition (which I did) and i then press enter. I was returned to the previous screen however the new partition had not been created. I then tried making a smaller partition, the same thing happened. Can anyone here please help me with this issue? All assistance (successful or unsuccessful) would be greatly appreciated

Answer:unable to create new partition for installation

... it managed to wipe itself of the OS.Click to expand...

I had no pre-existing partition ...Click to expand...

... however the new partition had not been created.Click to expand...

Suggestive of a seriously defective hard drive.

Can you get into the BIOS (Setup)? If so, and if it is not one of the useless ones, see if it has any hard drive diagnostics.

While I haven't tried the USB version, GParted is a pretty good partition editor, and should help you determine if the hard drive is salvageable.

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I got Tecra R10-10W and I switched from Vista to XP. I used Windows XP Toshiba recovery disk for this.
I was not able to create partition on hdd during the installation.
I wonder did I miss something?

How can I split my hdd into 2 parts? Should I re-install XP for it?
Please help me?



Answer:Tecra R10-10W - Can't create partition during installation

If the Recovery Disc's menu didnt offer repartitioning options, then you will need to use a partitioning utility that can resize a partition that contains data.

I use Partition Magic and it works great, but its not free.
Another one is EASEUS Partition Master (The Home version is free).

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how to create the recoverypatition at the on new installation of windows 7

Answer:How to create recovery partition on new Windows 7 installation?

Recovery Partition - Create

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Hi, I'm trying to recreate win 8.1 pro system reserved partition on my ssd. Initially I installed windows on my ssd (c: ) and windows created the sysres partition on my unformatted hd (without telling me anything). After some trouble I managed to be able to boot from ssd directly without going through the sysres partition on the hd. Now if possible I'd like to recreate the sysres on the ssd (by disconnecting my hd so that windows has no other options than creating this on the ssd). If a try a system refresh it tells me it would wipe away all my user installed apps. Can you tell me how to recreate that partition on my ssd without messing things up? I googled for this but I can't find anything useful.

Answer:Create system reserved partition after installation

Initially I installed windows on my ssd (c: ) and windows created the sysres partition on my unformatted hd (without telling me anything)

Here's the reason why:

Now, back to your question:
In Your C: drive, create a partition of 350MB ie. 358400 = 350 X 1024 ===> this should give you exactly 350MBAssign the new created partition a letter, e.g Z:Download: EasyBCD Portable and run it, follow the instruction on the screen shot below then continue with step 4:

Make sure you mark this disk ActiveMark Inactive the other Disk that you previously had the reserved partitionOpen the BIOS and set first boot priority to the SSDreboot. <===== if it does not boot, you might have to do a startup repair.Once everything is working, remove the drive letter Z: so that the reserved partition is hidden.

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I was wondering whether I could create a small partition on one of my HDDs and use the installation media creation tool to put the installation files on that and then set the BIOS to boot from that partition and start the process of installing Windows? I can't find my USB drive ATM.

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I was wondering whether I could create a small partition on one of my HDDs and use the installation media creation tool to put the installation files on that and then set the BIOS to boot from that partition and start the process of installing Windows? I can't find my USB drive ATM.

Answer:Create installation media using small partition on HDD?

THX1138 said:

I was wondering whether I could create a small partition on one of my HDDs and use the installation media creation tool to put the installation files on that and then set the BIOS to boot from that partition and start the process of installing Windows? I can't find my USB drive ATM.

If you are using Windows 10 now(on the PC you want to do this to) and want to clean install, why not just use this option: Refresh Windows Tool - How to Use in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums ?

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I?ve recently got this notebook with data and configs from previous users. And I urgently need to get back Vista to original. When I?m trying to use the recover partition on HDD, the program asks me to use the RecoverDVD.

But I have no one! How can I get this disk or can OS make this disk? What do I have to do?
I guess ISO of Recover DVD is somewhere in the NET, isn't it?

Answer:How can I recover OS on my Satellite L40 (PSL48E)?


Recovery image is not downloadable and if you cannot install OS from HDD partition you must order original recovery DVD from Toshiba.
You can do this under

BTW: have you tried to install OS using F8 option at start-up?

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Which are the steps to install XP?
Where can I find the driver package for this model?
Is it compulsory to buy an external FDD drive?

Answer:How do I install Win XP on a Satellite L40-PSL48E?


That?s very easy buddy.

You have to include firstly the SATA drivers which are a part of Intel Storage Manger.
You can find this on the Toshiba European driver page.

You don?t need an external USB FDD drive. You can use the software called nLite.
It?s free software and you should google for more details and where to find such software.
It would help you to include the necessary SATA files to the Win XP disk and would create a new CD.
So finally you could use this new disk for Win XP installation.


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i install Windows XP on my Satellite L40 series - PSL 48E, and everything is working good except display driver, whenever i install display driver after restart i get the resolution 640*480 and i can't change it. In the device manager i have no conflict!? I tried with 5 or 6 different driver version, and also with 4 different Windows version.

So can somebody help me, what should i do? Upgrade bios or something else? I buy it few days ago, and i'm little scary to not to damage bios.
*Help Please*

Message was edited by: medamarko

Answer:Satellite L40 PSL48E: I get only 640*480 resolution using Win XP

Yes, you should update the BIOS to the WinXP version. At this time the BIOS 5.40-WIN is available on the Toshiba page.

I found also an Intel graphic driver on the Toshiba European driver page? this graphic driver should works for sure.

By the way; please don?t forget to install the chipset driver too

Good luck

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dear all ,i hv lenovo ideapad 300 n in it there is only one partition named Windows C, size 890, i wnt to create two new partitions in this partition, but not getting succes. plz some one help me out plz. i hv used disk  management utility to do d same but fail.  thnxranveer 

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Hi there,

I am trying to update the OS running on my assembled desktop from Windows XP to Windows 7 x64. Unfortunately my DVD drive has gone kaput, so I am using a USB image to install. The HDD that I am trying to install Windows 7 on is an IDE. Before starting the installation, I disconnected the second HDD (SATA) because it seems to be a potential cause of a problem during installation.

I have already deleted the original XP partition along with a couple of others and created a new, merged partition for the OS for the unallocated space (around 35 GB). However, the installation does not proceed and I get an error message saying "Setup unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing....".

I have been searching for a solution to this all day and I believe the problem might be occurring because all the partitions existing on this IDE drive are logical (except a freak partition of 8 MB that I was forced to create while installing XP a couple of years back!). Perhaps I need to use a utility like DISKPART to manually create a primary partition.

The major issue is that since I already deleted the XP partition, there is no simple way that I can find to do this. I cannot use Partition Magic or any other software that has to be run from inside windows before restarting. I tried to circumvent this by booting via another USB drive on which a package called WliveUSB was installed, which allows me to run something called Bart PE. Somehow I cannot run DISKPART ... Read more

Answer:Solved: Windows 7 installation unable to create partition

GParted is pretty good. I've used it on a bootable CD, and there is a USB version. I think you want to mark the partition (on which Windows 7 will be installed) as Active (or "boot" or "system"; I forget which term GParted uses).

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Hi guys,
I am using windows 7 ultimate 64-bit edition.When i tried to dual boot my system with Ubuntu, I accidentally formatted the hard-disk and when tried to re-install my windows 7 OS through USB drive I receive an error stating that windows cannot create a new partition or locate an existing partition. Please refer to log files. My CD drive is not working and I tried to manually part the hard-disk using Gparted and Diskpart but still it was of no use. Is there any solution for this problem?

Additional Information:
1.I have two hard disk installed on my system- both are seagate 1Tb sata disk
2.I have the windows 7 ulitmate iso file with me
3. I tried creating a bootable usb using unviersal usb installer and the windows usb download tool

I tried the load drivers option but the error given there is that there are no signed drivers. Tried manually downloading intel sata ahpi drivers but still no use

Answer:Windows 7 USB installation- setup was unable to create a new partition

Do have a UEFI/BIOS firmware?

To clean install:
1) Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
2a) clean install with the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk.
2b) Clean Install Windows 7
2c) UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

For USB:

UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

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Desktop PC : compaq SR1170NX, windows XP home edition

Probelm : IDE hard drive got crashed, replaced it with a new one.

Question : my old hard drive had a system recovery option in it, so if i had any problem before i just ran system recovery and it was good to go. Is there any way i can create a system recovery in another partition and set it up in same way like my previous hard drive. I done have recovery disk but i have windows XP home edition installation disk from where i did my installation this time using product key on side panel. please suggest

Answer:how to create system recovery in other partition in fresh installation ?

You would have to partition your main Hard Drive into 2 drives (Drive C: and D: or purchase another HDD) Once you get your C:Drive working perfectly and have all the drivers, updates and software you like installed, then you would Clone your C: drive to the D: drive using Ghost, Acronis or XXClone Then if your C: partition has a problem you can restore from your D: partition. Of course if the whole hard drive takes a dump, this won't help you, unless you had a separate HDD.

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I want to create a third Partition using Vista's new Partition program.

I have 222 GB space on C:Local disk and 10.4 GB space on D:Recovery
I am currently using about 70 GB (programs & files) on the C:
which leaves 151 GB Free space.

I would like to move all my programs and picture/music/word files over to a new partition, but I'm not sure what size the new partition should be.

Are there any standard procedures (other than backing every file up) that I should follow, as far as partitioning goes?

Do I have to extend or rename anything already existing? Or do I just create a new "simple partition" with that program that comes with Vista?

I sure appreciate any help and precautions you can throw my way.


Answer:I want to create a third Partition using Vista's new Partition program.

sorry im no good at typeing drop me a line on skype at darklionb or gtalk at [email protected]

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Where I can find drives for the Windows 7?


Answer:Satellite L40 (PSL48E) - Where can I get Windows 7 drivers?


Theoretically you can get all drivers on the Toshiba website but you should check this article first:

Do you notice anything? Yes, Satellite L40 isn?t a supported Windows 7 model so I think no drivers will be released for it.

You can try to use the Vista drivers because the most of them are also work on Windows 7 or you try the drivers for another Toshiba notebook.


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I can't find my CD/DVD-drive. The driver is probably damaged or missing (Code 39).
What should I do?

Thank you in advance

Answer:Satellite L40 PSL48E - CD/DVD Driver missing


This issue is known to me and it related to the wrong registry key.

First of all you should remove the CD/DVD drive from the device list in the device manager.
Then you should access the registry and should remove the Upperfilters and Lowerfilters values completely from the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

Finally reboot the notebook and check the drive after the Vista has recognized it again.


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Hello everyone.

I have a question regarding my old notebook Toshiba Satellite L40-17t model no. PSL48E.

Where can I find the drivers for my old notebook Toshiba Satellite L40-17t model no. PSL48E?

I didn't find here in this website neither my model, neither the model number.

So, how to find my drivers? ( display, wireless, network adapter, sound driver etc?

Thanks in advance!


Answer:I can't find drivers for Satellite L40-17t PSL48E

Check the Toshiba EU driver page.

The old Satellite L40 drivers are placed in Archive area.

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I have an Satellite L40 PSL48E Toshiba notebook, and it's running perfectly, except that the FN+any key stuff isnt working.

I have been searchig on this forum, and I have found the global solution, which is: Download the Common Module and the Hotkey Utility.
However, this only seems to be working for Windows XP, and I have Vista Ultimate, so it won't work.

I also found out that FN+ F11 seems to be working, and I've been searching on that one too, but there was something like:

"So, go to "Run" (that means run a application) and run msconfig.exe or just search for msconfig.exe.

After opening this program you will have some tabs and a tab should be like "startup", there should be the filename TCrdMain.exe and a checkbox before that. Uncheck the checkbox and you deactivate that cardmanager.

Well, I went to msconfig.exe, but TCrdMain.exe wasn't on the list...

Does anybody know how to solve this?

Thanks, Koen.

Answer:Satellite L40 PSL48E FN keys don't work


Can you change the brightness of your laptop by using FN and Fkeys? (F5 or F6). If you can then your Fn key is fine.

Here is what you need to have full access to FN keys (besides Hotkey Utility):

That software (Value Added Pack) is for Vista, the hotkey utility is just for windows XP. Try this one and if it doesn't work, please send a reply.


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I'm trying to dual boot a Linux OS with my Windows 10 but there's already 4 partitions and it seems I can't create a new one for the Linux. Is it safe to delete one or these or another way to make a new partition? Where did these extra partitions come from anyways?

Answer:Trying to create new disk partition, already 4 - Can I delete one?

You have plenty of space on your C: partition, you should be able to easily create a new 100 gb partition from some of that space providing that drive is GPT. If it is MBR, then you are already at your limit.

Remember to back up all of your data before you mess with any partitions.

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Move windows 7 installation from one disk partition to other disk partition
HI all ,

Before going into details of my problem, I am listing down my system setup.

I have 3 HDDs on my pc with following details :-
1. Disk 0 - 500 GB - Windows 7 32-Bit Installation on C: - Partitions ( C - H)
2. Disk 1 - 1 TB - Windows 7 64-Bit Installation on J: - Partitions ( J - N)
Here I want to mention that, my Win 7 64-Bit installed on J: , and my linked documents folders reside in K: under folder K:\MyFolders ( as shown in K_myFolder.jpg)
3. Disk 2 - 1 TB - No OS on any partition - Partitions ( O - T)
As shown in attachment DiskMgmt.jpg

Now my problem is, windows 7 has detected some fault in Disk 1, thus I need to send the Disk 1 for RMA. So for the same I need to move my Windows 7 64-bit OS installation from Disk1 - Partition J: to Disk 2 - Partition O:, and data folder Disk 1 - K:\myFolder to Disk 2 - P:\myFolder.

How can I do with keeping the settings as mentioned above. How does my OS References will be remained for the requirements.

Thanks in Advance.


Answer:Move windows 7 installation from one disk partition to other disk part

We need to see the labels which are obscurred in the Disk Mgmt columns, nor can we see how much space is used on K you want to move to the smaller P.

You want to use Disk Imaging.. I would use free Macrium Reflect which offers more flexibility where to reimage the partitions you choose to image. Macrium - Image your system.

However if you have a WD or Seagate HD in the mix, you can use their premium Acronis imaging app which is best of all, and has a very easy to understand Manual on it's download page on either HD maker's site.

After imaging if the OS fails to start on the new HD, unplug all other HD's, confirm the OS is marked Active, then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until it starts and holds the System flag. Then set preferred HD to boot first in BIOS, boot other one using one-time BIOS Boot Menu key.

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I have my HP Laptop which came with Windows Vista as the OS. I want to upgrade to Windows 7 so I bought Windows 7 from my local store.

I entered the disc and did boot from CD. It reached to the page where it shows the disk partition. I deleted the partitions and created new one. However, whenever I create the partition, it creates a primary one and gives me saying Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition.

The stupidity that I did was deleted the partition which had the Recovery Drive in it. So, now I am stuck and not able to install Vista as well as Windows 7. I am not able to boot Windows as there is no OS in my laptop now.

Really need your help here.

Please tell me what to do.

Answer:Setup was unable to create a new system partition - Installation Error

Do you clean the HD Drive, using step one of this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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Hi All

I installed Windows 7 on a formerly Vista Business computer. Now I would like to know, does a clean installation of Windows 7 automatically create a recovery partition or backup? Or do I need to format the Recovery Drive D(from the Vista installation) and make a backup on that drive (D)?

Thank You

Answer:Solved: Does Windows7 Automatically create recovery partition during installation?

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Hi Guys Trying to install windows 7 Ultimate N (legit version) on a new clean Q180 via a USB stick. The stick has been prepped wihtthe MS tool, and managed to figure out a way around the "CD/DVD drivers" error message (switch USB ports), but when I get a few steps on to choose a partition to install to I get stuck again. The screen shows 3 partions - a partition called Lenovo (13GB), an empty unformatteed partion (~480GB) and a system partition (25GB) .  Sizess are from memory, so may be a bit out. When I choose to format the 480GB partition, it works (well, it thinks for a bit and then seems to complete), but when I go to hit next, it says it cannot create the partition.  Have tried several times backwards and forwards, and differerent partition sizes for the new partition, no joy....Any ideas? I have built 10s if not 100s of PCs before, but the last one was a few years back, at this point if this was a deskop I'd whip the drive out and format it on another machine, but want to avoid opening the 180 so soon!   Also, would like to think things have gotten easier, not harder since then!!!  Thanks in advance R

Answer:Q180 clean windows7 installation issue - Cannot create partition?

Welcome To Lenovo Community
Please try deleting the complete partion and then create fresh ones
If USB drive is not allowing you may try same using a Windows OS CD
Or you can create a fresh bootable USB for instillation  and try
How to Create a Bootable Windows 7 Installation USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 7 from a USB Key To: Install Windows 7/Vista From USB Drive [Detailed 100% Working Guide] a USB Key to Install Windows 7
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I bought Windows 8 Pro for $40 (minus one penny) as the clock ticked to the last minutes of January 31st here in the far East. My idea was to get hold of a Win 8 Pro product key, and get the program downloaded. Then I could install Win 8 on my big laptop one perilous day, after getting used to the pre-installed Win 8 on my son's small ultrabook -- and after my program Copernic had been updated to play on Win 8.

Everything went sweetly until the very last moment, when I was given the choice to install Win 8 Pro straight away, install it later, or "install by creating media" (or something like that). What did this choice mean? I certainly wanted to create media in the sense of copying Win 8 to a DVD Rom. But I did not want to install Win 8 in the process of doing so! To avoid INSTALLING Win 8 by creating media, I chose to "install later".

I now have a link on my desktop called "Install Windows". It is apparently ready to launch WebSetup.exe. I can find its file location and the folder(s) where Win 8 was downloaded. What happens if I click on this link, on purpose or by accident? Will Win 8 start installing immediately and irrevocably? Or would I be given another opportunity to save Win 8 to a DVD Rom, if that is what "install by creating media" means?

How do I create a Win 8 installation disk (DVD Rom) after having been baffled by "install by creating media"?

Answer:Can I still create a Win 8 installation disk?

I'm not entirely sure how, but I think I do remember there is a "Windows 7 Media Creator" program or something similar, and using that allows you to burn the downloaded OS set up file to a DVD or put it onto a USB. It does work with Windows 8.

EDIT: If you still have the original installer and it asks for "installation media install" like you mentioned, it's safe and SHOULD NOT INSTALL.

Sorry for being vague on information..

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I am trying to create a Win 7 pro installation disk for an XPS 8700, i5-4460, running Win 7 pro 64 bit, but it came with an anytime upgrade to Win 8.1 & an 8.1 installation disk.  The Bios is Dell A11 & the Simbios is version 2.7.  The F2 boot configuration shows Legacy boot enabled, Secure boot disabled, & Oproms enabled.  I have read the FAQ on this subject, but am a bit confused. I downloaded the Win 7 Pro 64 bit iso using the iso downloader & am now trying to create the bootable iso using Rufus.  Is it OK to enable UEFI boot on this system?  What partition scheme & target system type should I use to create the bootable iso?

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I want to create a partition on my hard drive so I can use an external hard drive--Satellite L20/Maxtor 320.
To do this I need to use unallocated space. Properties shows "0" unallocated space but there is 6GB of free disk space. How do I access unallocated space?

Answer:Can't create a partition on HDD - Satellite L20

What an idiot I am.The hard drive was'nt plugged in properly.Now I've plugged it in it's working ok.

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Can you tell me how to partition a single HDD into two or three partitions please?

Answer:How create partition on HDD of Satellite M50-130


Do you know Partitions Magic 8?
This wonderful tool creates partitions and managed you HDD.
I recommend to use this program.


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i have Satellite L40-18X, short model: PSL48E
bought it with Vista, the bios is version 1.70.

There is very annoying problem with the brightness regulator of the display:
Every time i restart the Vista OS the brightness is set to Maximum and i have to switch it back to smaller brightness.

By hibernating the OS there is no problem - brightness is just fine as i leaved it - the same percent.
The Fn keys + F6 and F7 are working fine, in OS and in BIOS - everywhere, but after i start the OS the brightness is on the highest level

Absolutely the SAME problem is in windows XP (with the same bios 1.70) - Fn keys are working fine, but when os starts - brightness is always on Max level, by hibernating is OK.

Can you give me suggestion?
Now i don't want to reflash the bios, because on the website there is older version 1,60 for Vista and i cannot have the mine version.

Appreciate any help :)

Answer:Re: Satellite L40-18X PSL48E: brightness goes back to max after every reboot

Believe me buddy!
This is not a bug any other software problem.
Fact is that your can use different profiles in your Vista power options.

I presume you use the standard profile which contains the settings for the notebook usage connected to the main power. From my knowledge the display is set to max brightness to get the best ?performance??

If you want to use different display brightness then you have to create a new ?profile? in the power options and then you should change the settings?
Then save it and define as ?standard?, ?default? or whatever? I mean this profile should be used always at start-up?

Hope this helps

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It not working an win XP SP3!
I have installed driver from Toshiba home page but not works.
I have update BIOS and nothing.


Answer:Wireless driver not working at Satellite L40 (PSL48E) - WXP SP3

Bok Stjepan

It is recommended to install WXP SP2 on newer notebook models. Have you check WLAN functionality with WXP SP2?

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I try to find drivers for satellite L40-16D psl48e i cant fint the model in the list in L series or i make mistake?
also i search with serial no and i cant find the model ither is: Y7040435R

Why is not listed ???? tha laptop is fake???

Answer:Cannot find Satellite L40-16D psl48e in driver list


You have to search in Archive of the driver download page!
In Product type choose Archive ;)
That?s all? there you will find all drivers!


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I am trying to create an approximately 20 gb partition for and OS instalation, on my 120 gigabyte media drive. When I go to Disk Management and try to shrink the volume, it just sits there with the busy mouse symbol. I've left it for about 20 minutes with no change, and I've tried this twice. After I close out computer management and I reopen it, Disk Management will not find my disks until I reboot the computer. It just says "Connecting to Virtual Disk Service..." I've also tried making a partition on my 320 gigabyte hard drive, but it will only let me make a 670 megabyte partition, even though there are 194 gigabytes free on it. The 120 drive has 22.4 free. I've made a partition on the media drive before, though it didn't have as much stuff on it then, but I removed that partition. Is there another free partitioning tool I could use, that won't erase that data on the drive? Or is there some way to fix the problem? Thanks,


Answer:Can't create new partition with windows disk management

hi Techno.
I have had great results with partition majic

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I have a server running windows 2000. it has a hardware raid 5 pack split into several partitions. In computer management, disk management I have nearly 20gb showing as unallocated space. when i try to cretae a partition in this space the option is greyed out. any ideas??

Answer:unable to create partition in disk management

Maybe the account you are logged on as does not have enough rights to create partitions.

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Hi all,

I have a problem and hope you guys and girls can help. I have a 2TB Western Digital drive. It somehow got corrupted and I am now trying to resolve the issue. easeUS data recovery wizard is already running for almost 24 hours and only did 8 percent of the disk. It also has not found data yet.

I think the problem is that I cant create a partition on the disk. It gives a CRC fault, the disk also has no volume.

Are there any smart people that think they can help? All input works!



Answer:Cant create partition on disk, DISKPART gives CRC fault,

A Cyclic Redundancy Error can sometimes be corrected by running checkdisk on the drive. For example, if the drive is letter F, then you would open a command prompt window and type

chkdsk F: /f

So you chkdsk F: and tell it to "fix" by using the /f switch.

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I have just bought Dell laptop with Windows 10. However, it only has 1 partition (C:). How to create more partitions. Can you please guide.

Answer:How to create Hard disk partition in Windows 10

You can refer this link
Let me know if you have any other queries.

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i have lenovo laptop with windows 7 ultimate already installed.
it has 500 gb hard disk.
Now the thing is the hard disk has 2 partition: C- drive (420 gb) & d - drive (30 gb)
But i want to create 4 equal partitions so as to streamline my data.

How should i do it?
Please help


Answer:help needed to create Hard Disk Partition

Hello nikeshkm, welcome to Seven Forums!

Before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a snip of that.

How to Upload and Post a Screenshot and File in Seven Forums

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Good Morning to All, I am using Windows 10 Single language Home edition on Intel i5-4210U CPU @1.70GHz, 2.40GHz, with 4GB RAM and 1TB hard disk. I deleted my recovery disk by mistake. Now I want to create 2 more partitions, one for data and other for REcovery disk. How do I Do it. Also I want to create recovery disk. How do I do it and what should be my partition sizes. Thanks

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My company bought me a laptop (HP 15-ab206ur) for job with licensed Windows 10. The HDD has partition C (955 Gb) and partition D (20 Gb - Recovery). I need that HDD has 3 partiton: C (250 Gb for Windows and programm files), D (for my personal data), E (Recovery). How can I do it? And how can I reinstall Windows and license from recovery CD disk? Please help me! Thank you in advance for your help!

Answer:How can I create a partition on the hard disk and reinstall ...

The recovery CD disk will install Windows exactly as from the factory. There is no option to vary the size of partitions.  You could simply shrink C: and create a new partition with the left-over space and then reassign drive letters. However Windows disk management will not let you shrink C: more than 50% so the smallest you could get it would be like 475 gigs.  So really two options. 1. Keep the current install and use a 3rd party disk management software or 2. reinstall and partition the way you want during Windows installation. You can reinstall from a Windows 10 disk made with the Microsoft Media Creation Tool. You can save off the C:\swsetup folder as it includes drivers and apps for reinstall. A reinstall will not create a factory recovery partition however.  So your best option is a 3rd party disk management program. I use Paragon Partition Manager but there are lots of others.  Post back if you need more help.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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I have a new R61i with XP on order.  I wish to make my first order of business the creation of a bootable XP installation disk which I don't suppose will come with the pc. Instructions please.

Answer:How to create a bootable XP installation disk

Can create a set of recovery media, which contains OS and Various software/drivers for your laptop, by going into Thinkvantage software and then into Create Recovery media. you can also restore to factory setting my going into rescue and recovery from the initial bootup by pressing the blue thinkvantage button.

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When I got my new Win 7 64 bit desktop I was unable to get a Win 7 installation disk so I immediately created a partition image which I can restore to.

However, my experience has been that at some point I am going to need a bootable installation disk. Can I create one from my existing installation?

Answer:Can I create a bootable Win 7 installation disk

Hello Oldtraveler,

What brand is your computer? Most OEM store bought computers will have an option to create a set if OEM Windows 7 Recovery discs that can be used at boot to restore your Windows 7 back to factory defaults.

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

Thanks for any help!!!!!

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

Hi nina,

Use the Expert Modus with the recovery CD.

You make a Partition with the recovery CD

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

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

I Hope this is a Help


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I have a problem with my partitions as I first had on the notebook 2 apparent partitions on the HDD, labelled C:\Vista
(Vista Home Premium) and E:\Data ( 57GB and respective 55GB ). I've decided to format vista because I had some problems with FN key. After using the Product Recovery CD in order to install fresh windows I've relished I have only one partition in total of aprox 115GB. I wanted to have at least two partitions, so I used again the CD to reinstall windows and try to find how I can make a partition during the installation process. After I chose language there was a window saying I can adjust my disk space, so I did, distributing 40GB for the partition where windows should be installed, presuming that the rest of HDD label will be distributed to a second partition.

After I reinstalled and made all updates I had a big surprise seeing that I have only 1 partition with 39GB. Now I used device manager to see what's wrong. I went to the HDD section properties/volume and clicked on populate. there it shows the windows partition of 40gb and unallocated space of aprox 72 GB. My main problem is I need to have that space partitionated and since the Recovery disk does not give me this option is there any other way vista can make a partition with the remaining space? I look forward for some advice please.

Thank you

Answer:How to create a partition on a Satellite A200-14D?


Don?t worry dude? there is everything ok. It seems the partition was created but not activated.
After installation of the Windows Vista please go to the disk management.
There you will find the first partition ?C? and maybe a second or only a free space.

If you want you can shrink the partition ?C? firstly. After this process you can right click on the free space and create a second partition or add the free space to the second partion which is already created.

Good luck and best regards

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My problem is that I update the BIOS and after that the machine does not restart. ( BIOS corrupt ? )

After the BIOS update (Satellite L40 PSL48E) the machine reboot and with the F2 key I open the BIOS setup.
I check the BIOS version ( 5.50 ) and exit the BIOS setup.The machine must be reboot now.....
No Way, the machine does not restart . No screen only the powerled lights-up.

Is there anything I can to fix it on my own like a BIOS reset ?

Thank you for cooperation.

Answer:Satellite L40 (PSL48E) - Doesn't reboot after BIOS update

This is strange because after the BIOS update you could go into the BIOS.

However, try to remove the battery and AC/DC adaptor. Wait one hour and then put the battery in and connect the AC/DC adaptor. Try it again.

If it doesn?t work there is something wrong with the BIOS or hardware and should be checked by a notebook technician.

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don't laugh....
i plugged a usb stick in the wrong way... and the laptop died.. suspect short.... are there any internal fuses?????

Answer:Satellite L40 psl48e died because I plugged the USB stick wrong


Internal fuses??? The motherboard is peppered with many electronic pieces and fuses?
I think something is damaged on the motherboard.

But I cannot believe how someone could connect the USB stick in wrong way?
That?s really unbelievable?

However, it looks like a hardware damage and I think you should contact the ASP technician in order to check the notebook?

In worst case you will need a new motherboard which could be a costly affair? :(

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Hi all I need some urgent help, hopefully i can get some advice.

I accidentally used the cmd prompt and clean and created partition primary wrongly on the wrong disk. Can i know is there any way to recover the data inside? please help... this is what i did below...
Please advise me how do i get back my data and also label it as d drive.

I have downloaded active file recovery and i am currently running super scan on it.


DiskPart succeeded in cleaning the disk.

DISKPART> create partition primary

DiskPart succeeded in creating the specified partition.


Answer:Help! Disk clean and create partition primary recovery

Hope that Jumanji can step in here and help you.

I would NOT try to recover the files as a first choice.

I would think in terms of recovering the partition--rather than the files.

The best single tool is probably Partition Wizard. It would try to recover the partition, and if successful, your files may be intact.

Don't do anything that writes to the disc.

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Hello everyone.

I have an HP Pavilion DV6 with a 600 GB hard disk (Windows 7 Home Premium). Last weekend I tried to create a new partition, so I can save some of my files in case I have to re-install the OS or another issue.

Anyways I started the process, right click on C, clicked on "shrink volume", picked the size of the new partition (200 GB) and then "shrink". After a couple of minutes I got an error message, I dont remember exactly what was the error to be honest, it said something about I/O device error.
So after that and until today the size of my C drive changed from 576 GB to some 380 GB (as you could see, those 200 GB of the new partition I wanted to create are completely missing). I already ran chkdsk and some other software to try to recover that missed space without success.

Any ideas on how to fix this thing without formating the disk? Your help will be very appreciated.

I attached the screens of my explorer window, my disk manager window & windirstat (notice on disk manager how it says C: 381 GB above and then below the graphic shows 576 GB on C)

Answer:Missing 200 GB of Hard Disk space after trying to create partition

Welcome mustang85 to the windows 7 forums.

Sorry but windows only allows 4 primary partitions on a single drive.
My suggestion would be to delete the two hp partitions on the end and then after a reboot you should be able to then see your un partitioned space as you would then only have two partitions the boot
and your C.


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I cannot create partitions on any of my HDDs in Win 7, I can shrink or extend volumes. I have used Diskpart to clean Disk 0 after using Ubuntu to move all the files to an other disk
When I boot into Ubuntu 13.04 I can create NTFS partitions in unallocated space using Gparted and am able to populate them.
However this only shows in Win 7 as per the red arrow in the attached image and Diskpart cannot see any volume on the disk.
The above problems appeared after I deleted WIN 8 preview and lost a dual boot Win 7 on Disk 3.
I am quite willing to believe that I am doing something wrong at the moment, how do I get out of this problem?
I have a Win 7 rescue disk and an image of C:


Answer:Disk Management will not create a partition in unallocated space

Quote: Originally Posted by toolman59

I cannot create partitions on any of my HDDs in Win 7, I can shrink or extend volumes. I have used Diskpart to clean Disk 0 after using Ubuntu to move all the files to an other disk
When I boot into Ubuntu 13.04 I can create NTFS partitions in unallocated space using Gparted and am able to populate them.
However this only shows in Win 7 as per the red arrow in the attached image and Diskpart cannot see any volume on the disk.
The above problems appeared after I deleted WIN 8 preview and lost a dual boot Win 7 on Disk 3.
I am quite willing to believe that I am doing something wrong at the moment, how do I get out of this problem?
I have a Win 7 rescue disk and an image of C:


For working with partitions I use MiniTool Partition Wizard, which is free and can be downloaded from;

Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.


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Hi -

I'm trying to do a custom install of Windows 7 on my friend's computer. Needless to say because it isn't mine I don't have full data on what was done to it before. I do know that they used "cleanall" to delete the existing partitions on the disk; and that prior to this, they were receiving an I/O error: 0x80042453.

On the windows install screen, I see "Disk 0 - Unallocated Space". It throws an error that says "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that this disk's controller is enabled in the BIOS menu." When I click next anyways, I see an error that says "Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition."

When I try to create a partition from command prompt diskpart, list volume only shows "volume 0" [E - the DVD I have the Windows install files on] and Volume 1 [removable]. There are no other volumes on which to create the partition. List disk doesn't show the HDD, only the removable disk.

When I look in the BIOS settings, I don't see the HDD in the information screen. Other settings -
Quiet boot - enabled
Network boot - disabled
F12 boot menu - enabled
D2D recovery - enabled
SATA mode - AHCI mode

Boot order
-Network Boot

Can this thing be saved? I know basics, but am not advanced at this, so any advice that isn't overly complicated would be great. Thanks!

Answer:Windows cannot be installed to this disk/unable to create a partition

If you are trying to do a clean install, I recommend this tutorial first: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
Then following that, read this one, and you should be good to go.

Clean Install Windows 7

Post back results of what happens.

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My computer won't boot and there is an error on the screen. There is no safe mode (F8) and only the bios menu (F2).

I still have a problem which is stated on my previous thread. Check it out if you want but it is already solved. Basically, I need a Windows Installation Disk to restore the whole thing and start fresh. I have bought this laptop around 5 years ago and is an XP. It is an old one, MODEL PCG-6H4L Sony Viao. I desperately need the laptop. I don't have any Setup disks and I can't find one.

Am I thinking right?

Please reply and I'll expand on this issue.

Answer:Solved: How to create a Windows Installation Disk?

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I'm trying to cut down on installation time. I want to Create a bootable installation DVD/CD that has WINDOWS OS on it, along with, a virus software of my choice, WINDOWS OFFICE, burning software, plus a few others software's. I would like to be able to walk away and come back when it is finished with everything I want installed. I know I'll have to update certain things, but would like the main programs installed so I don't have to sit there and manually install them. Someone told me of a link awhile back, but I lost it.

Any ideas?

Thanks for your help in advance!

Answer:How do I create a Multi-program bootable installation disk?

Quote: Originally Posted by Homeuser66

I'm trying to cut down on installation time. I want to Create a bootable installation DVD/CD that has WINDOWS OS on it, along with, a virus software of my choice, WINDOWS OFFICE, burning software, plus a few others software's. I would like to be able to walk away and come back when it is finished with everything I want installed. I know I'll have to update certain things, but would like the main programs installed so I don't have to sit there and manually install them. Someone told me of a link awhile back, but I lost it.

Any ideas?

Thanks for your help in advance!

If you could make one of those, which I doubt, the only time you would save is the time it takes to change DVD's. The actual installation time would be the same whether on one disk or two.

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Hello everybody,

I want to format my laptop (Toshiba Satellite A100-192) and make 2 partitions. I known how to use EMP cd+Recovery CD, it`s very simple, but I don`t want to install all the Toshiba programs. I want a "fresh" Windows install.

I read all the messages about Toshiba Express media CD + Recovery CD and patitions on the HDD. I am a little bit confused. Many of you said: "use only EMP cd + Recovery CD" or "do not make 2 or more patitions on your HDD - you can lose the warranty of your laptop".

I have another CD with Windows XP Pro OEM. It`s better to make partitions, install from this cd and after that to install drivers from TOOLSCD???

Of course I don`t want to lose my warranty, please tell me how it`s better to do!!

Sincerely yours,

Answer:Satellite A100-192: Do I lose the warranty if I create a partition on HDD


> Many of you said: "use only EMP CD + Recovery CD" or "do not make 2 or more partitions on your HDD ?
> you can lose the warranty of your laptop".

Somebody told you a great story :)

Fact is; you will not lose the warranty after creating partitions on your HDD!
You will lose your warranty only if you will open the notebook and will try to repair something by yourself.

Of course you can use your fresh, original Windows OS. After the installation of the OS you can install the Toshiba drivers from the Tools CD or you will download it from the Toshiba page.

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It comes with windows 8.1.After start the laptop it says upgrade to windows 10. I Did it.
Now I want to create windows 10 recovery partition at my hard disk. It has a recovery partition of windows 8.1.

I want to delete it and create windows 10 recovery partition. What is the procedure ,will be to create recovery partition of windows 10 as like Toshiba create it.
thank you..!

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I've bought a new Toshiba Satellite L500-19E with Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit). So far, everything's working brilliant.
I've already created the recovery dvds.
Therefore, could I now delete the partition with the recovery programm? I want to use the full space of my hdd and create partitions as I want.
But I don't know how I should do this?
Could you please help me?


Answer:Satellite L500-19E - Deleting recovery partition and create new

If you are 100% sure the created recovery DVDs are ok you can remove all saved data on second partition.
Open Windows Explorer and on the left side where is second partition listed click with right mouse button on it and choose option FORMAT.
Choose Quick format option and click on START.

After minute or two all data will be gone.

Please note: in the future when you want to use recovery DVD for Win7 installation the whole HDD will be deleted and you will lose all your data.
Using recovery DVD you cannot format partition C only.

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I bought a Toshiba, Satellite P50T-A0EE SLV laptop yesterday with installed Win 8, in Adelaide. First, I realised that only one C:/ partition is available and no additional partition is created for data and for some reason, already 150 GB is used on the C:/ by the factory installed software.

Moreover, checking the disk management, it came up that four primary partitions exist.
One is the C:/, two others are called Healthy (Recovery Partition), and one is the Healthy (EFI System Partition).

As I read up about it, a fifth primary partition is questionable to create, maybe even not supported.
When I just started to launch on C:/ the 'shrink volume' command, much less space was offered to use than it was displayed as free under file manager.

Could someone help, please how to create a separate partition with a reasonable size (600 GB at least from the 1Tb) for data? I would not like to keep my data files on a same partition with windows.


Answer:How to create new partition on a brand-new Satellite P50T-A0EE?

Hi dude,

Before you would start to modify the HDD partitions table, I recommend strongly to create an Toshiba Recovery Medium using the preinstall software/tool called Toshiba Recovery Media Creator.
This software creates either the recovery disks (DVDs) or Recovery USB flash memory.
It?s very important to create such medium in case you would like to go back to the factory state.

After that you could use an open source software like Gparted tool to create the partitions and to modify the HDD partitions table.

Note: the partitions which are already available on the HDD contain the Toshiba recovery image which allows you to recover the notebook from HDD. But this is possible only in case the HDD partitions table has not been modified in the past.

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Notebook Toshiba Satellite L850 - 19C (PSKDLE)

Hi, ich have new partioned my hard disk, befor this i have deleted all partions! :-)

I have installed the OS new, everything is ok and works well, i have loaded all needed drivers from the toshiba homepage......

I need a description how i create a new empty recovery partition, so that i can make a new backup with the recovery wizard!

Thank you.


Answer:Satellite L850-19C: Recovery partition deleted. How can i create a new one?

Unfortunately you cannot do it anymore. You must install original recovery image using recovery media and this recovery partition will be created automatically.
Have you created recovery DVD or recovery USB before you have changed partitions structure?

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I just want to have another local disk on "MY COMPUTER". I used to have 2: "C" and "D" but I it became one when I installed Windows 7 Home Premium. Just let me know what information u need. Thank you.

Answer:How to create another local disk using EASEUS Partition Master 6.1.1 Home Edition?

I'm assuming this is your HP Mini 110
The D partition was probably the HP Recovery Partition ..
It's not needed (can't be used) with the newer W7.

Are you trying to create a separate Partition ... Something like this ???
Windows 7 should be able to do this by Shrinking the C Partition ..
Then it can add another partition in the space left over after the shrink.

And Welcome to the TSG Forum

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Hello again,

Here at work, I am redoing the usernames for our employees, so that they can have a unified naming scheme.

I'm fine on the part about going into XP, creating a new user, with password, and all that.

The problem I'm having is everytime I create a new user, I go into a Microsoft Office application (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Access), and it says it is preparing to install the application, please insert the disk. Now, most of these computers came with the software pre-installed on them, as in when they bought the computers, it was already bought on them. The problem I'm having is I'm not sure where the disks are at.

Is there a way to keep it installed all the way when I create another user? As in, am I going to always have to insert the disk if I create another user? I tried a fix from Microsoft, where you copy over the user data from one profile over to the new profile, but it still does this. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Microsoft Office Asks for Installation disk if I create another user

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...this may be a difficult question but i wil give it a shot....

i have a Toshiba Satellite A100 PSAA9E and a recovery disc set.
In the recovery disc for the OS ( win xp MCE ) there are two iso: PEbase.iso and the HDbase.iso.
After some digging in the ne i discovered what a preinstallation enivorment is and a prepared installation(sysprep) .

Now i'm wondering if it can be so simple to place the .tpa image of the Recovery disc in a partition and install it whit a pe that runs directly from that partition.

The only real obstacle is that there are some .inf and .sif that refear to the install partition statically and may be helpfull to know what was modified from the original version of xp MCE.

I know the question is not easy but i hope in the expertise of the admins

Answer:Re: How to create an instant recovery partition on Satellite A100 PSAA9E


> Now I?m wondering if it can be so simple to place the .tpa image of the Recovery disc in a partition and install it whit a pe that runs directly from that partition.

I doubt this will function? To be honest I never tested it therefore I cannot say exactly if it will work or not but in my opinion this is not possible?

Newer notebook model are equipped with HDD recovery option but this recovery works completely different. There is an additional menu which helps to start the HDD recovery procedure.

Your notebook supports Recovery Disk and this disk should be used to recover the notebook.

By the way; I?ve got a Norton Ghost Utility. I create my own image using this tool and placed it on the second partition. If something would go wrong with my OS I can restore the whole system using the ghost and the image file from the other partition.


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I recently bought the Satellite A100-906 model and I'd like to make a partition to save data but the already existing partition with the Express Player doesn't allow the C: part to be partitioned.

If I delete the Express partition will I be able to install it after I partition the C: part or I'll have to choose between the partitioning and the Media Player?

Answer:Satellite A100-906: Express Media Player does not allow to create partition on C

I think that you will probably have to choose, because the recovery is making automatically that partition. But I suggest you a external HDD for saving and backing up your data. It works fine for me :)


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I've got an old Toshiba Satellite P750 (PSAY1A-01Y022). I have just upgraded my memory from 4GB to 8GB, and am planning to upgrade my HDD from 500GB to 1TB. I have ordered the HDD online and am waiting for it to arrive.

I am still trying to figure out how to create the Toshiba Recovery Partition when my new HDD arrives. I am doing the same for an old notebook, which I have manged to get something similar to it's original factory state.

I have looked at the recovery partition but cannot figure out how it was created. It is not NTFS. Does anyone have any experience in creating a Toshiba Recovery Partition on a new HDD?

And help is much appreciated.

Thank you and kind regards,

Answer:Satellite P750 PSAY1A: how to create the Toshiba Recovery partition on new HDD

Recovery partition can be created when you use original Toshiba recovery disc and install recovery image. Before OS installation starts partitions will be created automatically, recovery image copied on recovery partition and then as last step recovery image installation will start.

Some kind of files migration from one to other HDD is not solution.

Only notebook with ?factory settings? will have well working and usable recovery partition.

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Okay, so I just brought an external hard drive and am currently formatting two partitions, a 20GB one (for XP) and a 50GB one (for Vista). I'm planning to backup files and then reinstall Vista on my desktop along with all the usual programs and music I have and then do it again for with XP for my laptop. What I wish to do is create a bootable ghost image of both hard disks and save them to the external one. The only problem is, I do not know how to create a bootable ghost image. I'm also wondering if it is even possible to create a bootable ghost image especially when the it is a USB hard drive.

Answer:How Do You Create A Bootable Vista And Xp Partition?

If the purpose for making a bootable ghost image is to save the partition for later restoration, then this is easy to do with several 3rd party apps. If it's for the purpose of booting the image off of the USB drive, then it's not so easy to do.Acronis True Image (approx $50 US) will allow you to make an image of your hard drive, and will also have you make bootable media (a CD/DVD) so that you can boot from it and restore the image off of the USB drive. I haven't tried any of the freeware applications that do this, so I'm afraid I can't recommend any (check this topic for some suggestions: you want to boot off the USB drive to reinstall the image, then that'll be more difficult. You'll have to make the USB drive bootable with an OS that will recognize USB devices and will match with the image software restore program.If you're just trying to boot to the OS on the USB drive, then that'll be even more difficult (and I don't know about doing it with Vista). I considered trying this with XP at one point (and found this article: ) but found it to be too much trouble for me.

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so now i have 1 50gb partition on a 600gb hdd

anyway i can add a 2nd partition with the rest of the space?

Answer:forgot to create 2nd partition when installing vista

control panel/administrative tools/computer management/disk manager

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I deinstalled the Programm "Recovery Disc Creator" accidentally. But the Folder with the Win Vista Recovery Disc Informations are still in my Computer. Now i want you to help me in creating a Recovery Disc. My System is very unstable. So i want to re install it. I hope you can help me.

Answer:Satellite L - How to create a recovery disk?

Sorry but why did you uninstall the recovery disk creator?

However, now you can&rsquo;t create the recovery disk because you have uninstalled the program for creating the disk.

The only way I know is you use the HDD recovery option to reinstall your notebook. You can use this if you go to the advanced boot menu (F8 before Windows is booting), choose repair my computer and then select the Toshiba HDD recovery function.

Normally you get this message if you start your notebook at the first time:

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

+Toshiba recommends you to create Recovery Disc Medium using the "Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator" to ensure+
+hat you are able to restore your computer to the original factory installed state, even if your computer+
+gets seriously damaged+

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Just bought new Refurbished Asus K55A-BBL4 laptop from Newegg, came with Win 7 Home Pre installed. No install disks, no manual just letter telling me to protect customer data entire drive was wiped clean including Recovery partition. Checked disk management it shows all 4 primary partitions used: 200mb (boot), 169gb (C drive), 281gb (D drive), 16.5gb Recovery partition. I tried F9 when booting (nothing) just boots into OS. This setup is completely useless to me.
Called Asus ($50.) for install disk they said call Microsoft, call Microsoft ($99. new disk) they said call Asus, I've already paid for Win 7 once and i'll be damned if I pay for it again. Typical corporation bullshit.
What I want to do is install Win 7 on 1st part, 2nd (shared NTFS part), Ubuntu on logical partitions.

Can anyone tell me how to get Win 7 installed like above example.
The laptop is factory default now I haven't done anything but look.

Answer:Need to make Installation disk of Win 7 recovery partition

So use the install disc you said you already paid for if it`s the correct version and use the Key from the COA.

If not Use this tutorial.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

If you want it set up like it was from the factory, then you would have to order the factory recovery discs, but why in the world would you want to do that ?

Welcome to the Forums

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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


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 have notebook Toshiba L655-11Z with Windows 7 Home preinstaled.
There is reminder which tell me every 4 days to make Recovery DVD by Toshiba Recovery Media Creator... I want to do that but I have problem with this.

When I start Toshiba Recovery Media Creator it suddenly ends with error:

It is not possible to find HDD Recovery file in second partition of first HDD.
There is no suitable enviroment for recovery HDD.

Is is translation from czech, it should be little different in english.

I did not change anything or erase anything.
There is still everything fine with laptop same as it was new, but I want to have something if things go wrong...

Please help me with this issue.
I find similar problem in forum, but it was not solved because conversation go different way...

Answer:Satellite L655-11Z: I cannot create recovery disk

>It is not possible to find HDD Recovery file in second partition of first HDD.
> There is no suitable enviroment for recovery HDD.
>Is is translation from czech, it should be little different in english.

So it looks a little bit like the HDD image files are not available on the HDD?
That?s strange because if the notebook is new, the HDD image should not be affected?
Are you able to recover the notebook using the HDD recovery option?

Try that:

If this would not work and if the recover creation tool will not be able to create a recovery disk, then you would need to order such disk from here:

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I have looked all over the forums but cannot figure out how to create a factory recovery disk for my laptop. I know it's run from a partition on the HDD but I can't figure out how to access this partition. Should there be some sort of built in utility?


Answer:Re: Satellite L355D - How do I create a recovery disk?

You can create recovery DVD disc only if your notebook has factory settings and preinstalled ?Toshiba recovery disc creator?.

Please check if you can find this tool under start > all programs > Toshiba. There you should find shortcut to start this utility.

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Hi, I have tried to create the back-up recovery disks for my new P300-1CN, but I keep getting a power callibration error (Error code: 0E01B5-26-00037304) when the progress gets 50% along the first 'current disk' bar and 25% along the 'Total Progress' bar.

I've now tried 3 times and exactly the same thing happens each time.

I have power cable in, power on and a full battery.

Any ideas?


Answer:Satellite P300-1CN - Can't create the recovery disk


Have you tried disks from different manufactures? I prefer to use Verbatim DVD-R disks and sometimes TDK disks.
Check this!

Furthermore on the Toshiba website I can find some firmware updates for the CD/DVD drive. Check if you have such a drive and update the firmware. => Support & Downloads => Download Drivers


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I posted sometime ago about this and the post does not seem to have been posted, I have a toshiba L50 laptop with UEFI hidden partition, I want to do a fresh install of windows 10 but first I want to format the hard drive, and would like to know if the UEFI partition is needed or can i remove it?



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I posted a thread here about my Windows 10 installation problems "Something Happened" What Next?

Some of the installation log errors are these:

2015-11-17 10:38:33, Error IBSLIB OSRollbackService::CBootFilesRestoreCheckpoint::Finalize: Failed to backup BCD database from "D:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD" to "C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Rollback\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD".[gle=0x00000006]
2015-11-17 10:38:33, Error [0x064199] IBSLIB SetCheckpoint(WinPEBootFilesRestoreCheckpoint): threw exception.: class RollbackException: RollbackException: Error(6), CSystemVolumeSelectionCheckpoint: Failed to backup BCD database. void __cdecl OSRollbackService::CBootFilesRestoreCheckpoint::Finalize(const unsigned short *,struct OSRollbackService::ICheckpointParameters *)[gle=0x00000006]
2015-11-17 10:38:33, Error [0x06418a] IBSLIB RollbackSetCheckpoint(WinPEBootFilesRestoreCheckpoint): threw exception.: class RollbackException: RollbackException: Error(6), CSystemVolumeSelectionCheckpoint: Failed to backup BCD database. void __cdecl OSRollbackService::CCheckpointImpressario::SetCheckpoint(const unsigned short *,struct OSRollbackService::ICheckpointParameters *)

My laptop partitions are shown below. The DIAGS and WINRE Tools partitions contain Dell diagnostics and are non-standard partitions. Are my laptop partitions (particularly the Dell ones) compatible with the Windows 10 installer and, if not, what do I do to correct the partitions to satisfy ... Read more

Answer:Is my Disk Partition Configuration Preventing Windows 10 Installation?

Do you have an image backup of your hard drive? If not I would suggest you create one to an external hard drive using a program like Macrium.

Once that's done do a clean install, deleting all partitions on the hard drive so it's a completely un-allocated, then click Next. Let the install create the partitions it needs.
Windows 10 - Clean Install

Also disconnect everything except mouse, keyboard and display, EVERYTHING. Remove all USB connections and remove any SD cards.

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So, I have a disk with Windows 7 installed on the 3rd partition of that disk. I want to move that installation to the first partition of the disk.

Repartitioning and boot settings aside, is there a way to do that? (besides using sysprep)

Last time I tried that, windows would load slowly and after ''Preparing your desktop'' screen it would just show the one-color desktop, no icons, no explorer shell loaded.
Alt,Ctrl,delete works, for running ''explorer'' from task manager, but computer, control panel or anything system-related does not open, instead it pops up an error window with, (e.x.)''{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}''... not found.

Thank you in advance.

Answer:Changing partition order / Moving installation on the same disk

Make an image with any imaging app. - Macrium and Easeus do good free ones.

Restore the image to the partition of your choice.

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I posted a thread here about my Windows 10 installation problems

Some of the installation log errors are these:

2015-11-17 10:38:33, Error IBSLIB OSRollbackService::CBootFilesRestoreCheckpoint::Finalize: Failed to backup BCD database from "D:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD" to "C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Rollback\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD".[gle=0x00000006]
2015-11-17 10:38:33, Error [0x064199] IBSLIB SetCheckpoint(WinPEBootFilesRestoreCheckpoint): threw exception.: class RollbackException: RollbackException: Error(6), CSystemVolumeSelectionCheckpoint: Failed to backup BCD database. void __cdecl OSRollbackService::CBootFilesRestoreCheckpoint::Finalize(const unsigned short *,struct OSRollbackService::ICheckpointParameters *)[gle=0x00000006]
2015-11-17 10:38:33, Error [0x06418a] IBSLIB RollbackSetCheckpoint(WinPEBootFilesRestoreCheckpoint): threw exception.: class RollbackException: RollbackException: Error(6), CSystemVolumeSelectionCheckpoint: Failed to backup BCD database. void __cdecl OSRollbackService::CCheckpointImpressario::SetCheckpoint(const unsigned short *,struct OSRollbackService::ICheckpointParameters *)

My laptop partitions are shown below. The DIAGS and WINRE Tools partitions contain Dell diagnostics and are non-standard partitions. Are my laptop partitions (particularly the Dell ones) compatible with the Windows 10 installer and, if not, what do I do to correct the partition... Read more

Answer:Is my Disk Partition Configuration Preventing Windows 10 Installation?

Do you have an image backup of your hard drive? If not I would suggest you create one to an external hard drive using a program like Macrium.

Once that's done do a clean install, deleting all partitions on the hard drive so it's a completely un-allocated, then click Next. Let the install create the partitions it needs.
Windows 10 - Clean Install

Also disconnect everything except mouse, keyboard and display, EVERYTHING. Remove all USB connections and remove any SD cards.

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I am trying to updgrade a Windows Vista system to Windows 8.1 using the dual boot method.  I created a new partition to enable the 'dual boot' install with Windows 8.1, but when I created the partition using the 'shrink volume' procedure in Disk Management, there were only 4GB available for the new partition.   I ended up deleting the new partition - it is not large enough for Windows 8.1 installation.  The existing C drive (with the Windows Vista system) is 289GB and the recovery drive is 8.4GB.  (System is 32bit with 2.0GB RAM).    The Capacity of Drive C shows as 289GB with 98.3GB used and 190GB free (when I check Properties).   But the 'shrink volume' utility in Disk Management only allows a new partition of just over 4GB.    Is there a way to create a bigger partition to complete the dual boot install with Windows 8.1?   Can I get access to that unused 190GB or a portion of it for the new partition?

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I have a Satellite L305-S5917.

Yesterday I tried to create recovery disk with recovery disk creator, and then when I put a DVD+R, it said "Another application is using this drive or no recordable disk drives are recognized on your PC. Please check the drive condition. (Error code: 0D00E4-F0-00000000)."
I also try with DVD-R but I didn't work too. Anybody tell me what's wrong with my laptop and how can I create recovery disk.


Answer:Satellite L305-S5917 can not create recovery disk


This error message is not known to me.
Have you installed some application for CD/DVD burning like Nero?

Maybe some application agent is running in the background and optical disc drive is permanent in monitoring status. Restart your notebook, check background activities and be sure nothing can be responsible for this ?drive blocking?.
Is the ODD properly recognized in device manager?

One more thing: for recovery media creation I recommend you to use high quality DVD-R medias.
I had best experience with TDK and Verbatim.

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I have a similar problem. I have a Satellite R630-13T and am trying to use the Toshiba recovery Media creator to create 2 DVD restore discs.

When trying to create the first disk I get the following message:

Failed to read the following file.
(Error Code: 020150-20-00000000).

I get a similar message when trying to create the second. I have tried four times. On my last attempt I disabled the real-time protection on my virus checker (Windows Security Essentials) - I don't know how to shut it down completely, not sure you can. I also turned wireless and bluetooth off.

I need to create these disks please. I am using Scratch resistant Philips DVD+RW 4.7GB 120Min 1-4x Speed disks.

I know someone else has mentioned to try another type of disk but i have only just bought these ones for this purpose and don't really want to buy more if I can help it. Surely the type of disk isn't a problem? When I look at the disks in the drive they have files on them - even the file that the error message above says it couldn't read.


Answer:Satellite R630-13T: Failed to create Recovery disk

I had similar experiences in the past and I can say that after several tests using different media types I was able to create recovery discs using DVD-R media only.

Hey buddy two empty discs are really not expensive so don't waste your time here waiting for some solution and buy two or three empty DVD-R discs and create recovery media.
One more tip: don't buy some cheap stuf but high quality Verbatim or TDK discs.

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Hi there,
first off I wasn't sure where to post but my guess is it's a driver problem so that's why I started the post in Drivers section. So here's the brief story..

I'm presently running Windows 7 and I'd like to switch to Windows Vista 32 bit. I have both Vista Home Premium and Vista Business, however the two CD's won't read, neither while logged on windows, or when I try to boot the disk after bios booting (yes, I set CD/DVD drive as first in booting sequence).

I'll say in advance, I deleted the windows.old folder so now I can't revert to Vista that way.

I would say it's the CD/DVD drive, but I've inserted other CD's/DVD's and they were read completely with no trouble. As well as, I'd say it's my Vista disks that are bad but the business disk was sealed in the original "paper cover/container", therefore there are no scratches or damage to the disk.

I want to also mention that windows update is up to date.

I'm running on a Dell Studio 1535, any thoughts on what might be preventing me from reading and installing Windows Vista?

Answer:Vista installation disk not reading, DVD drive AND DVD disk is good

I want add that another thought of mine is that the disk won't read until the hard drive is completely wiped, but I'm not sure if that's how Vista installation disks are configured and if wiping my hard drive will help..

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I have an Toshiba Satellite L 655-1DV and yesterday I (clear) installed windows 7- 32 bit and all the drivers.
My problem is that after the installation my partition (the one with the many gbs) hasn't been recognized from windows.

At Computer Management it says that I have 450GB

but I have only 31GB

How can I fix this problem?
Thank you in advance.

Answer:Satellite L655-1DV - lost partition after new Win 7 installation


How did you install the Windows 7 on the HDD?
Did you format the HDD during the setup procedure?

The Disk Management shows only one partition. That?s really strange because even if the HDD would be formatted, you should get at least two partitions (one small partition for Win 7 restore files and one bigger system partition C)

I think you should try to change the C partitions size within the Disk Management.
Click right on the partition and decrease the partition size. Then you could create new partition and could mark it active.

It would be very interesting to know how the partition would appear in Windows explorer.

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Hi all,

I am preparing a laptop for sale, and have carried out a fresh install of Windows (booting from recovery CD). During this process, I selected 'Custom installation', followed by the hard disk partition containing my personal data and 'Drive options (advanced)', followed by 'Delete'. Is this a secure method of erasure or should I take additional precautionary steps before selling?

Thanks for reading.

Answer:Is deleting a hard disk partition on Windows 7 installation secure?

To tell you the truth, it really depends. How paranoid are you? Deleting the partition should be fine as long as you did a Clean Install of Windows and then deleted Windows.old.
Windows.old Folder - Delete

But if you're really paranoid, you might want to also Quick Format...
Format a HDD or USB well as using DBAN (Darik's Boot And Nuke). You simply load this tool onto a CD, DVD or USB and it securely erases all data from any discoverable hard drive until every single bit of data is permanently removed by overwriting all data on the disk with random numbers.
Darik's Boot And Nuke | Hard Drive Disk Wipe and Data Clearing

But unless you have very important and private data on that particular hard drive, I suggest doing a simple Clean Install and at the most, a Quick Format.

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This article describes how to create a separate System partition and configure the boot environment to start both Windows Vista and Windows 7. The System partition is the disk partition marked as Active and contains the boot files used to start Windows. Windows Vista is usually installed on a disk partition that is marked Active.
Installing Windows 7 to a new partition on the same disk does not change the Active partition. However, creating a system image backup from Windows 7 includes critical boot files from the System partition, which may also include Windows Vista files. Using a disk configuration with a separate System partition for boot files supports a multiple boot configuration and allows a system image backup of Windows 7 without Windows Vista files.
Full tutorial on Technet.

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I have exactly the same problem with calibration when trying to create a recovery disk on Maxell DVD+R media. I tryed 2 different DVDs twice each with the same error. Then I burned one of them on my desktop PC without any problems. When I tried an Emtec DVD+R media on the laptop it burned successfully.
The laptop is Satellite U500-17F with Mat****a DVD-RAM UJ862AS. This is an incompatibility of Mat****a drives with Maxell DVDs and should be fixed with a firmware update but Mat****a do not have such.

Answer:Satellite U500-17F - calibration issue when trying to create recovery disk


I had an issue with different disk from different manufacturers.
Finally I tested the TDK and Verbatim and could create the recovery disk using an DVD ?R medium!

Should test another brands!

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I have been trying to create recovery discs for my new L300 but after few minutes the programme stops and getting error Messages (not matching boot.wim). Again I tried to create through other branded DVDs like Philips DVD-R, Imation DVD-R, Sony DVD+-R etc.
Can you please help on this?

I cannot find the Verbatim and TDK DVDs in our nearest market for trying those brands too.

Answer:Satellite L300 - Error message if I try to create a recovery disk


I have a Satellite L300 too and didn?t have any problems to create the Toshiba recovery disk. I used a Verbatim DVD-R media and generally I made the best experience with these DVD manufacture and DVD-R types.

In your case I would try this DVD media or the TDK DVD-R disks. If you can?t find it on the nearest computer store you can also order it online. Have a look on Amazon or eBay, there you can order such medias.
It?s worth a try! ;)


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I installed windows 7 professional in my laptop A300 - 15C (PSAJ4E) two weeks ago and i have a problem.
I Installed all drivers for win 7 from the official site of toshiba and i can't see the option of "Create a disk" where i can install the firmware update.

So, my laptop hasn't install the firmware updates and it's very slow on the boot.
Any idea about this problem?

Answer:Satellite A300 and Windows 7 - missing "Create a disk" option

As I can see your posting is mix of three different issues but described in two sentences.
Can we please discuss about each issue separately?

At first I must say that I have installed Win7 on my Satellite A300-1LI successfully and I am happy with performance and must say that all hardware components run perfectly.
So, back to your notebook:

# What do you mean with "Create a disk" option? Maybe you think on some preinstalled Toshiba tool, I don't know exactly. The fact is that Toshiba offers many useful tools and utilities with ?factory settings? only and such tools cannot be downloaded and installed additionally.
# Firmware update? Do you really need this? I don't think so. Have you noticed some problems with optical disc drive?
# Slow boot-up? Have you installed all listed drivers for Win7 especially chipser dtiver and storage manager? Please note that SATA settings in BIOS must be set to AHCI mode.

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