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

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

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

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

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

Does anyone know a work around?

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Preferred Solution: Satellite Pro C660-225: Shrinking recovery partition englarge C partition

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

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

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

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

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Hi

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

What I can do?

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

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

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Hi all

Just a query
My GF turned on her laptop Satellite C660 series and it would not boot up, we tried to initiate the recovery sequence from the recovery partition but kept getting the error that was on boot up (the error was telling us a USB device had been unplugged).

As you probably guessed she never made the back-up discs when prompted, all I could think of was using a win 7 disc and reload that way then try and make the recovery discs after (I didn't activate)
so win 7 was installed nicely and all drivers sourced that was all last week.
Now for the crunch , the recovery partition is there can I now make the recovery discs and install from those , the win 7 I installed will soon require activation
Any ideas?
Thanks in advance

Answer:Satellite C660 - recovery partition is there but can I make back up discs?

After own OS installation you cannot create recovery disc anymore and you can not install recovery image using HDD recovery option (F8 at start-up).

Best thing you can do now is to order original disc from Toshiba and use it for recovery image installation. It is definitely easiest way to have ?factory settings? again.
You can order it on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Hi,

1st time forum poster so be gentle please!

My mum has just brought a Toshiba laptop and it's pretty decent to be fair. Taking a quick look at it though i noticed the recovery partition (that comes with most laptops now) is labelled "D:/Data and is 232GB in size. Seems a bit on the large side for me and wondering if it is incorrect?

Have got a screenshot and if someone could confirm either way i'd be most grateful. Can i attach screenshots?

Thanks in advance

Rob

Message was edited by: Rzoo89

Answer:Satellite C660-195 - recovery partition labelled "D:/Data" and seems large

Please see the screenshot - http://www.screencast.com/t/X7vLKcNIq

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So is the data on D safe if I use recovery?

thanks

Answer:Re: Satellite C660/C660D will using recovery erase data on D partition?

Hi

From my knowledge using Recovery Disk would format the whole HDD and all partitions would be created again during this process.
This means that your data on D partition is not safe.

But from my experience the usage of HDD recover would format only the system (C) partition? not quite sure if this applies to all the Toshiba notebooks so possibly you should test this first time? in such case would recommend backup the data in case D partition would be erased.

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I am getting a message that hard drive disc D is full but I only use Drive C. I thought that D was for Recovery items. How can I decide what items should not be in D and how how do I decide what to delete/move?

Answer:Satellite C660 - partition D is full but I only use partition C

> I thought that D was for Recovery items
This is not 100% correct.
Of course the Toshiba recovery files are placed in the recovery folder on the D partition BUT this does not mean that you cannot store other files on this partition.
You can.

>. How can I decide what items should not be in D
Before you save the files on the HDD, you will be asked for the place. You can always decide where such files should be stored.

> and how do I decide what to delete/move?
It?s your own decision to say what files you want to move / delete.
If you don?t care about some files and if some files are not important to you, you could delete it.

I install always my programs on C system partition. But ?stand alone? files like music (mp3 files), pictures (jpeg, jpg, etc...) I save always on another partition

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Hello.

Am i likely to have any problems if i follow this guide..

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2672-partition-volume-shrink.html

At the moment i just have the standard C & D partitions, and just thought i would create a smaller partition for certain files, i would only shrink the D partition by about 20 or 30 GB

Answer:Shrinking a partition on Satellite L550-1CW

I cannot read this guide now but I don't see any problems if you want to change partitions structure and shrink the D partition.
What you should do before changing partitions structure is to create recovery DVD using preinstalled ?Toshiba recovery disc creator?.

If something goes wrong and you will not be able to use HDD recovery procedure you can install OS again using this recovery installation disc.
Please note: when you use recovery disc for OS installation whole HDD and existing partitions will be deleted and you will lose this new partitions structure.

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I have shrunk my DATA partition to increase the size of my Vista (C:) partition, but i cannot extend C: (as far i understand) as it is more that one partition to the right.

I can reformat the free space and have another partition but i would rather extend C:
Is there a way of doing this?

Also i have written my recovery discs but does the DATA partition still need to be there? Also if you do delete the DATA partition and you remake it?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Cannot extend the C partition after shrinking the DATA Partition

Hi

The problem is that your Data partition was created after the C partition.

If you shrink a partition, the free space will appear after the shrunken partition and therefore you cannot add this free space to the other C partition which is placed behind the Data (D) partition.

The only one way to extend the C partition is to delete the D partition and then to add this free space to the C partition but I would not recommend deleting the DATA partition because there is an recovery folder which is needed to create the Toshiba Recovery DVD

But if you have already created a Toshiba Recovery DVD then the removing of DATA partition is not a serious problem because the Toshiba Recovery disk would format the whole HDD and would create the 3 partitions again (WinRE hidden partition, C system partition, DATA partition).

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Hi

I have been given a Satellite C660 to fix that will not restore. I can use F8 (or 0) to get into "REPAIR YOUR COMPUTER" but the screen just goes black. I have booted from a Linux disk and the "Data" partition seems OK although I have no way to check every file. What are my options? Is there any way to create restore disks from this state?

Thanks
Tim

Answer:Satellite C660 won't restore, partition looks OK

Options?
I assume you did not create Recovery Disk in the past. Correct?

Well, in such case try to access the HDD recovery partition (using Linux???) and check if you could use the recovery image files in order to create the recovery USB flash stick as described here:
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD4103KB0000R01.htm

Otherwise I think you would need to order the recovery disk from Arvato in order to recover the notebook.
Of course if you own Microsoft windows installation medium, you could use it to install the system too? drivers could be downloaded from Toshiba EU driver page

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Hi all!

I have Toshiba Satellite C660-1GK for about year and a half. After 6 months my hard disk drive died.

First the laptop got really slow and then started the famous clicking sound from the disk.
I've made backup and checked the drive with Hirens tools. Toshiba diag won't even read it, S.M.A.R.T. said that his health is poor (30% or so), bad sectors started popping out.. so I've took the laptop to my ASP.

They replaced the disk and then, 13 months later (a week ago) the same story! Disk health went even lower (was at 11%) and bad sectors started jumping out like maniacs.
Again a trip to ASP.

I've got my laptop today with a new disk. After reading posts on this forum, I'm worried that it's or motherboard/power supply problem or we're just all with bad luck with drives.

I just can't accept that disks randomly die every 4-12 months as an answer. My last disk on HP laptop lasted 4 years! I have about five more months of warranty and I'm really not happy with situation. This laptop is on my work desk, has it's own station with a nice, big fan so it's not overheating - basically I've took it out of house last September.

I'm careful with it! But if this drive dies before end of year, maybe it's time to get a new laptop.
Not Toshiba this time :(

Please, do you have any thoughts, advices..?

Answer:Satellite C660-1GK - HDD partition C issue

Hi

Some years ago i purchased an notebook from another manufacturer.
My first HDD died after more than 2 years of usage. I bought another one, replaced the old HDD and the new HDD died after 4 month of usage.

Any HDD will die sooner or later because its expendable part? it?s a matter of HDD usage and matter of how you handle the unit.

In my opinion it?s a bad luck? of course its always pity if an HDD start to malfunction but I?m afraid there are no many options to prevent it.
Of course you could switch to an SSD drive which is much stable in use. I did it some month ago? I purchased the 250GB SSD drive and replaced the internal HDD

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Hey Folks,
I had a problem with a virus on that sat pro, so I decided to totally erase the hdd to get rid of that virus. Bevor I did that, I saved everything from partiton D including the recovery path and after erasing of course I copied everything back at it's place (second partition).
Now trying to recover and don't know how to do it. F11, F10 and F8 seems not to work. Do I need the Recovery media created with recovery media creator or can I still use the recovery path on the new D: partition?
Thanks for your help in advance,
Stefan

Answer:Recovery on Sat Pro C660-2KM with new HDD with restored Recovery partition

Unfortunately recovery procedure doesn?t work on this way.
What you need now is recovery disc.
Generally speaking recovery image on second partition is useless and you will not be able to start it.

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Hi

I have a C660-1KT

It has a C drive with 149gb memory.
It also has a D drive marked Data with 148gb of memory; only 7gb of this is used.
Can I free up the remaining memory as my C drive is getting full.

Thanks

Answer:Satellite C660-1KT - can i delete data from D partition drive

The D partition contains the Toshiba Recovery image files.
If you delete this image files, you will not be able to perform HDD recovery procedure and you could not create the Recovery disks…

Therefore its strongly advisable to create recovery medium before deleting these image files!

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I was talking to tech support about cloning all 4 partitions in my Toshiba Satellite A660 laptop to a smaller auxiliary HDD (not creating an image, but a clone -- recoverable image may be in the plans in the future). If the laptop HDD suffers a hardware failure, I can drop the clone into the laptop, be up and running (and source down a new HDD). Alternatively, the newer (faster) HDD can displace the current HDD.

From asking in forums, partition 1 is for booting, partition 2 is the C-drive, and partitions 3 & 4 are for various recovery operations and content. According to experienced posters, Acronis True Image and Norton Ghost will both adjust partition 2 in the cloning process so that all partititions fit in the target HDD, without requiring the partitions to be resized in the source HDD. I find it reassuring that I don't have to mess with the partitions on the source HDD until I've confirmed the integrity & full functionality of all partitions in the target HDD.

However, one Toshiba forum poster said that shrinking partition 2 causes partitions 3 & 4 to start at lower locations, and he found that the recovery functionality was lost. I didn't ask for further details but there are two functions he could be referring to: (1) the creationg of recovery discs using a dedicated Toshiba app and (2) restoring to factory state (Toshiba's are designed to do this by pressing 0 during power up). I want to retain both functions (1) and (2) in the clone.

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Answer:Does shrinking a partition lop off content at top of partition?

When you shrink a partition it will move and save all your data on the new smaller partition. (With the caveat that anything you do to a drive entails at least a little risk.)

Personally, I use the free version of Macrium Reflect and found that restoring images is fairly fast. Not as fast as swapping out a drive, obviously.

The warnings from the Toshiba forum are worth listening to. Every manufacturer has it's own potential quirks when it comes to setting up a recovery partition.

The safest way to go for what you want to do and how you want to do it would be to get another hard drive identical in size (or larger) to what you have now and use that for the backup - no partition adjustments necessary.

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I was talking to tech support about cloning all 4 partitions in my Toshiba Satellite A660 laptop to a smaller auxiliary HDD (not creating an image, but a clone -- recoverable image may be in the plans in the future). If the laptop HDD suffers a hardware failure, I can drop the clone into the laptop, be up and running (and source down a new HDD). Alternatively, the newer (faster) HDD can displace the current HDD.

From asking in forums, partition 1 is for booting, partition 2 is the C-drive, and partitions 3 & 4 are for various recovery operations and content. According to experienced posters, Acronis True Image and Norton Ghost will both adjust partition 2 in the cloning process so that all partititions fit in the target HDD, without requiring the partitions to be resized in the source HDD. I find it reassuring that I don't have to mess with the partitions on the source HDD until I've confirmed the integrity & full functionality of all partitions in the target HDD.

However, one Toshiba forum poster said that shrinking partition 2 causes partitions 3 & 4 to start at lower locations, and he found that the recovery functionality was lost. I didn't ask for further details but there are two functions he could be referring to: (1) the creation of recovery discs using a dedicated Toshiba app and (2) restoring to factory state (Toshiba's are designed to do this by pressing 0 during power up). I want to retain both functions (1) and (2) in the clone.

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Answer:Does shrinking a partition lop off content at top of partition?

>However, one Toshiba forum poster said that shrinking partition 2 causes partitions 3 & 4 to start at lower locations, and he found that the recovery functionality was lost.

With partition 2 do you mean the Windows system partition (C drive)?
As far as I know the HDD recovery is placed on 3rd partition and shrinking the C partition would change the partitions table which means that this could affect the HDD recover partition. In such case it could be possible that you would not be able to recover the notebook using the HDD recovery.

To be honest I did not test this? I have created a recover disk at the beginning and changed all the partitions on my HDD? now I cannot use the HDD recovery (because of missing HDD partition) but this is not a problem for me because I#ve got the Recovery disks.

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Hello to Lenovo support(and community)! My laptop: Lenovo G560 (I have noticed some variable specification) I have bought G560 and it came with around 500GB hard disk;partition C: 420-430GB which is for application software, operating system, and user documents.partition D: 30GB for OneKey system reocvery and needed files, perhaps for factory restore.and two more partitions but they are invisible and only found them by running disk management. Now the problem is that I have my files(documents), app software and operating system on the same partition and I want to have only the operating system on C and have app and documents on another partition OR have a new 200-300GB(taken from C) for backups partition.**I know it is not recommended to have backups on the same hard disk, but this is a temporary solution. How can I shrink C to have unallocated space and use it to create a new partition(or more) without corrupting the D OneKey Recovery partition?   Thanks for supporting your customers!!!  

Answer:OneKey System, Recovery partition, need repartition. Will it corrupt recovery partition?

Hello OLL98, welcome to Lenovo forums!
 
You can´t use Onekey Recovery anymore if you change the partitions.
 
So please create your recovery media before, messing up with the partitions. My 2 cents.

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Hi everyone, I know this must sound like a real stupid title, but please bear with me for a moment: Having wiped my R50p clean with the "Access IBM" button, I noticed that I only had a C drive with 20 GB of which much was in use. In Windows XP Disk Manager I saw that there was a whopping 55 GB on a hidden partition that I only had the option of to "remove", not to activate or anything else. Realising that this was the hidden partition with the IBM restore files, I was hesitant to take any action. After doing some research on several forums I found that the recovery part should only take up 20 GB, which corresponded somewhat to the fact that Disk Manager showed 42 GB of 55 GB to be "free" (if only I could use the free space!). In order to access those magnificent 42 free GBs on the 55 GB hidden partition, I first created a ThinkVantage recovery disc (strangely it was only one CD-R) and disabled IBM Predesktop Area in the BIOS. As a result, I proceeded with deleting the 55 GB partition and it became unallocated space, therefore allowing me to make it a new partition and assign a drive letter (in this case D), doing a "quick format (NTFS)" in order to be able to use the space available, and finally giving me the full 55 GB. Since I had preferred to leave the recovery files on the hidden partition, but had no idea how to access the useful other 42 GBs, I followed the abovementioned procedure. Now my question is whether it's possible to recreate another hidden parti... Read more

Answer:?? Restore Recovery Partition with Recovery Disc after deleting Recovery Partition

pvanedan, welcome to the forum, after reading your post several times I think I understand your situation as it is now. The answer is as follows; which you may not like sorry  You have successfully deleted the recovery partition in order to gain more space, that's the good news  The cd you have created is only a boot cd and not a recovery cd, this would be used to boot your ThinkPad and access a recovery backup which is stored on another hard drive, cd/dvds or over network. It alone is not able to recreate the recovery partition which you no longer have, that's the bad news  I would suggest backing up your files regularly and using an appropriate imaging software to backup your installation. Edit: What I don't understand is; why 55GB? The partition should have been around 4GB, maybe it was full of backups??Message Edited by andyP on 07-03-2008 07:30 PM

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I am having a 320 GB Hard Disk . And windows 7 home premium . I am unable to shrink my OS drive (C drive) to my choice . It is now having 158 GB and I cant shrink it further , so that I can make an another partition . What I have to do now ?

Answer:Partition shrinking

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

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How long will this take? I want to split the space a little so I can dual with Linux... It's been "shrinking" for a good 15 minutes, and I'm wondering if this is normal and how long it should take.

Answer:Shrinking Partition

It all depends on what you're shrinking, how you're shrinking it, and the ability for your system to deal with the processes required to do it. Be patient - it'll be done when it's done. Messing with it can cause the system to become unusable.

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after doing a restore a new D drive was created and a folder called old windows appears in it. the D drive is now very large and the C drive is reaching it's max capacity. if I go to computer management and shrink the D drive, will that increase the size of the C drive proportionatly?

Answer:partition shrinking

You're referring Windows Vista's drive shrink feature, right? I believe the answer in no.  Once you've shrunk drive D, you'll need extend drive C.  This reference should be helpful: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial133.html

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I have a 250 gb drive, currently all "C". I would like to shrink it to 80 gb (25 gb used). When I run W7 disk manager, it says I can only shrink it to 116 gb due to unmovable files. When I use resize in Partition Wizard, it seems to let me shrink to 80 gb with no issues. I have not hit "go" in either case yet, I didn't want to use PW and have it mess up my C drive. It may give me an error after I hit "go"... should I go for 80 gb, or leave it at about 120?

I have my data and images of C on another drive. Just want C smaller for imaging.

Answer:Shrinking a Partition

PW is pretty reliable - should be fine.

You have a backup image of the drive already , I assume.

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I was about to try shrinking my partition, but became confused.
While in Disk Management and in the window to shrink my largest partition, my C drive, I am confused as to why I can't shrink the drive by much more.

My options are this:
Total size before Shrink in MB: 290204
Size of available shrink space in MB: 1816
Enter the amount of space to shrink in MB: 1816 (default)
Total size after shrink in MB: 290204 - previous number

So to maximize the new partition, I was trying to max out the third value (Enter the amount of space to shrink in MB). But the highest I can go is 1816. I don't understand why I can't shrink more than that. Why is it so?
 

Answer:Shrinking a partition

There are immovable files on the partition boundary.

You can try defragging first to see if that changes the amount available. But it would be better to use a partitioner that runs offline.

Parted Magic disk partitoning tool (Bootable CD image)
If you prefer a bootable USB key, download and run Linux Live USB Creator. Choose the Parted Magic distro, and it will download it and automatically create a bootable USB key.

This CD (or key) contains many useful tools. You can partition, recover files, recover lost partitions, make disk images (by several different methods), transfer files between media, scan for viruses (It can serve as an Alternative Trusted Platform for search and elimination of rootkits and bootkits), examine and benchmark hardware, access the internet, and much more.
 

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

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

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

Or does it recover the Windows partition and nothing more?

Thank you

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

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

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

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

Hi

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

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

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

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

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

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

+Toshiba recommends you to create Recovery Disc Medium using the "Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator" to ensure+
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I recently bought a Satellite Pro L850-1UJ with Windows 8
http://www.toshiba.co.uk/laptops/satellite-pro/l850/satellite-pro-l850-1uj/

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

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

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


Many thanks for your time...

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

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

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

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

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

Surely Toshiba must have a way of sorting this problem.

Do they read these posts ?

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

Hi buddy?

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

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

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

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

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Since I'm not an expert at present, I can't do a lot to help others in this forum solve their problems. So I figure that the most helpful thing I can do is post enough information that hopefully others can learn from my experiences. That's why I'm putting so much documentation into this thread.

I have a WD 2TB external hard drive that I use for both System Image and data file backups. A week ago, I was trying to resize one of its partitions, and the process got hung up partway through. I took some steps to try to address any problems that may have resulted, but apparently I didn't do enough.

Here's the background:








  
Quote: Originally Posted by LaurieD227



I was using Paragon Hard Disk Manager 2010 to resize a partition on a WD 2TB external hard drive. I let the process run overnight, and somehow it was interrupted during the Quick Data Moving step. Upon resuming, the program indicated it had data that still needed to be moved so I let it continue.

The process apparently stopped at the "Rebuilding Partitions Info" stage - neither the percent complete, nor the elapsed time, nor the time had remaining changed for at least the past 3-4 hours. (Until it suddenly stopped, the elapsed time had been steadily growing.)

I've attached a screenshot showing the Paragon dashboard and status windows.









  
Quote: Originally Posted by LaurieD227


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Answer:Resize Partition Failure (Part 2) - PW Partition Recovery found issues

I read about PW Partition Recovery in one of the tutorials, so I ran a Quick Scan of the entire 2TB drive, with the following results (see screen shot).

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shrinking "c" partition cause drives to change from basic to dynamic.

Answer:shrinking C drive partition.

and your point is?Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions 7 Golds

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Hey guys,

For some time, I’ve notice the C partition increase in size at noticeable rate. Yes, I do delete everything after browsing the net and both Windows update and Norton update are disabled. Currently, there’s 7.53GB out of 14.6GB left and it was just 7.60GB three days ago. I also defrag the partitions every week and run disk scan every month.

The 160GB HDD is partitioned in to 6 segments, Windows (14.6GB), Applications (9.76GB), Games (5.85GB), Capturing (14/6GB), Editing (14.6GB) and Storage (93GB).

The cache folder for Ulead Video Studio, Nero 6 and TMPGEnc DVD Author are located in the H partition.

So could someone enlighten me why the C partition is shrinking?
PS: Here's my system spec:
Motherboard: ASUS K8V SE Deluxe
Processor: AMD64 3200+ (754)
Memory: Corsair 1024MB CL2.5 400DDR RAM
Video Card: Sapphire X800GTO with AGP Bridge with Zaman GPU cooler (CCC v5.4)
Hard Drive: Maxtor SATA 7200RPM HDD
Optical Drive: LG DVD-ROM
Optical Drive: NEC-DVD Burner
Power Supply: 520W Corsair HX Series (CMPSU-520HXUK)
Case: AKASA Zen (Black) (AK-ZEN01-BK)
Sound Card: Creative X-Fi EM
Monitor: Sony SDM-HX73
 

Answer:Primary partition shrinking!

System Restore might be saving stuff in it's store. Try disabliing that and see if you get your space back.

If you do disable System Restore you will not be able to rollback to a previous configuration if something happens to your XP installation.
 

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Good afternoon, I have one harddrive that used to be an external sata drive. It's a 250GB. My laptop crashed recently and I used this harddrive to get my laptop to work. I originally had two partitions one 14GB the other 230GB. The problem Im having is that when I try to shrink the second partition (250GB) it tells me that I can only shrink 5MB and I have about 90 GB free. Can anyone help me with this?

Thank you in advance!
 

Answer:Partition shrinking issues (Win 7)

I'd say it's a limitation of the Windows Disk Management Partitioning software. Grab a 3rd party partitioning program: Acronis Disk Director, or Gparted. what has to occur is data on the larger partition has to be moved toward the end of the drive. Then the extra space at the beginning of the larger partition can be allocated to the 14GB partition at the end. does that make sense? Hope this helps!
 

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I'd like to make a boot CD to automate the task of shrinking an NTFS partition. I am having trouble finding any software to do this. Can anyone help?(BTW doesn't matter how extreme. Could be in DOS, Linux, Windows, BartPE, ERD Commander, Your favorite all in one boot disk, whatever... i don't care.) Just has to be automated.

Answer:shrinking an NTFS partition

Why would you want this dangerous of a task automated ? ?

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first of all im running 7229

ok my 1st problem is my computer is only letting me shrink a partition to 13 gbs when theres 109gbs free

my second problem im trying two install a second operating system but it keeps showing


[ 2.436018 ] ata1; softreset failed device not ready

[ 3.084018 ] ata2; softreset failed device not ready

what does that mean?

Answer:Shrinking Partition problem

Sounds like your HDD is having issues.

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I am trying to shrink my partition to less than 112 GB from a 300 GB HHD to create a system image for a new 128 GB SSD for my laptop. I have already managed to shrink the c: to 155 GB but the partition still has 110 GB free. Why can't I shrink this partition anymore?

Answer:Shrinking partition help for windows 7

See this article on how to disable certain items and increase the amount of space available to shrink. References to Vista also apply to Windows 7.http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/working-around-windows-vistas-shrink-volume-inadequacy-problems/

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hey everyone
I've got Vista installed on a 1TB partition. This takes up the entire space on the disk, but only about 500gb is full.
I want to dual-boot Windows 7 on this disk, but to do so I need to shrink the Vista installation. I want to shrink it by 150gb.
Unfortunately, Vista's Disk Management will only let me shrink by 6gb. Why is it doing this, and how can I shrink it by 150gb without losing any of my original data on the disk?
 

Answer:shrinking a Vista partition

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Hi guys now I need your help

I've bought a new laptop with the Vista OS and there is only one C: partition on it (besides the hidden one). I still don't trust enough the Vista backup tool so i'm going to use True Image for it. Now i want to split my C partition into two parts, the first part will be for system informatiton, the second one - for my data. Then I will be able to image the system partition separately from the data partition.
Now C: drive is 100GB
But the problem is Vista doesn't allow to shrink C: lower than down to 70 GB. It says it's because of page file, system restore points, hybernation files, etc that are located in different points of the drive.
Can I do smth in this situation to free at least 40-50 GB for second partition? Maybe any third-party software which is working under Vista and is able to manage it?
 

Answer:Shrinking partition in Vista

You can reduce the size of the restore file as that is set at default to %15 so you could probably reduce that to %5 saving you 10GB. I believe the swap file is set to %12 and you could reduce that as well but I'm not sure at what point your swap file becomes too small to be effective. HTH
 

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ok I would like to create a new partition from my 2 partitons I have C: (my primary) and D: (my extended partition). My C: is almost full so I don't want to shrink that volume, I want to shrink my D: but it won't let me. If I go to shrink volume it says no space is available to shrink. I'm assuming it because it is an extended patition and not my primary. How do I create a new partition from my extended partition space?

Answer:shrinking extended partition

Move all of your Data off of the D: drive. Delete the partition using 3rd party software or Disk Management. The area that was D: is now unallocated space. Be sure to backup all data on C: drive. Now you can Extend the C: drive to what you want into the now unallocated space. Then create a new Partition with the remainder of the unallocated space making it the D: drive,. format it NTFS and restore your backed up data for the D: drive to the newly partitioned D: drive.

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hi everyone. wanted install windows 8 and make dual boot on my machine. before my c: volume was 267 gb the D: volume was 605gb and E: volume was 59gb. so i began shrinking. on c partiton i had less free space so i thought i could shrink volume d and i did it. new unallocated partition was nearly 117 gb. i created it as a new volume and then i faced thatwin 8 cannot install there i had to shring the volume c:. with 3rd party application i resized c partition by adding the new 117 gb volume into it. everything was fine and my c disk was 384 gb after resizing it. then i decided to shrink the volume c: to make a new partition on that drive to install windows 8. i ran disk mgmt toolof windows and shrunk c: . but after a while an error message appeared it closed. and that 117gb free space now lost on my pc. but it seems on diskmgmt connected to my c volume. im adding a screenshot so u could see it. now my c volume shows total 281 gb not 384 gb. and i want to get that partition back how i can do it. i have done my backup but i think there may be a way without reinstalling windows and without deleting c: partition. please i need it immediately.

Answer:100 gb Partition LOST after SHRINKING win 7

The following operations can be performed only on basic disks:Create and delete primary and extended partitions.
Create and delete logical drives within an extended partition.
Format a partition and mark it as active.
The following operations can be performed only on dynamic disks:Create and delete simple, spanned, striped, mirrored, and RAID-5 volumes.
Extend a simple or spanned volume.
Remove a mirror from a mirrored volume or break the mirrored volume into two volumes.
Repair mirrored or RAID-5 volumes.
Reactivate a missing or offline disk.

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Dear all,

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

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

Please, how can I restore it ?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Best regards,

TOSHIBA C670

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

Hi

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

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

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Hi
As the topic says; after installation of a fresh copy from the original disc win7, my second partition "D" has been renamed itself to the Recovery Partition. You can see it only in the application "Disk Management". I do not have access into it at all. When I click the right mouse button ?help? option appears only . There are very important files to me.
I tried to use EASEUS Partition Master but I'm afraid of losing data.
Please help.

Answer:[SOLVED] After win7 install, 2nd partition has renamed itself to Recovery Partition

Have you taken the install disc out ? Sounds dumb but the d: partition is generally a reserved partition and indicates your CD-ROM drive, to me it looks like your install disc, the file system is UDF which is universal disc format, you have two recovery partitions on top. Remove the disk, reboot. Then choose a different letter other than D for your recovery partition.. Best to start with z

The fact that the file encryption is UDF, you will not have the ability to modify it, its not NTFS, FAT or FAT32.

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Hi

currently I am using vista ultimate. I have only one partition (C:)

i want to install vista home premium onto (C:) but my dvd/cd drive does not work. I do not have (or want to use) a portable DVD/CD drive to reformat.

Im thinking of creating another partition (D:) and then transfering the "bootable folder for home premium", from another computer to (D:) via usb drive.

Can I boot from this new partition (D:) and reformat (C:)?

thanks.

Answer:HELP! No CD Drive, want to make recovery partition to format main partition

Hi -

Shrink the HDD --> http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...n-my-hard-disk

However, Vista must be installed from DVD.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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

Thanks foe any help.

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

Hi,

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

By

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My 7 install to my SSD didn't go exactly as I'd like. The OS is on a huge partition I want to shrink it using Partition Wizard.

I see from reading about it, you can either have the unallocated, free space in front of or behind the shrunken partition.

The next partition behind the 7 one, is my Linux partition that I'd like to enlarge a bit. To me it would make sense to have that unallocated space ahead of the Linux one so I can use it. Am I thinking correctly? I do have an image of all my drives just to make sure....

Thanks to all in advance!

Answer:Shrinking my 7 partition, where do I want the unallocated space to be?

For a mechanical HD I'd want Win7 in first position closest to where the reader parks for faster reads. Put the Linux partition to its right and then storage to the right of it.

If you already have existing adjacent partitions you can adjust their size using How to extend partition easily with Partition Wizard - video help.

Post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image and tell us what you want to do so we can give you informed steps.

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Hi all,

I'm trying to shrink my C partition so I can dual boot with Xubuntu. I attempted to do so using Disk Management, however, it only would allow me to shrink 556 MB which is obviously very little space.

Admittedly my hard drive is quite small but I have 47GB free and am only looking to use about 20GB of this max for Xubuntu.

I understand that I need to use 3rd party software to get around the limits of the unmovable files. This is where I get a bit nervous. I downloaded AOMEI and it allows me to shrink the disk down to whatever I want. Is there a limit to how much I should shrink my disk, beyond the obvious 50 odd GB I have in use?

I have already created a USB bootable recovery partition using the Windows utility so worst case scenario I can do a factory reset.

Basically I am just looking for a little reassurance that shrinking the C drive down to about 80GB will allows Windows to operate (it will still be my primary OS) and that I am proceeding correctly.

Answer:Shrinking C Drive Partition: How much can I shrink it?

you have 57GB used out of 103..

If you have created the recovery drive via Control panel - recovery - create a recovery drive..
You can delete the two partitions after C and shrink C by 5GB to get a 20GB partition

or you can just shrink C by 20GB

BUT. you should make a full system image first as a second recovery option - by using something like Aomei Backupper or Macrium

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Hi,

Need some help. I recently bought Acer Aspire 5560G. It comes with 500GB HDD with only one partition which is drive C. There are 2 hidden partitions as well. I would like to split my drive C in 2 partitions without effecting my Recovery partition. Is it possible??? if yes than what's the best way?? Help would be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Hard Drive Partition Without Effecting Recovery Partition

I think the easiest way to accomplish that is to shrink your C: partition. That will create unallocated space. And the unallocated space can be used to create a new partition.

Partition or Volume - Shrink

Partition or Volume - Create New

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Is there a way to boot directly off of D:(recovery partition) so i can restore my gateway laptop to factory settings? Right now I get a "BOOTMGR is missing" error message. The C: drive is completely gone, but like i said, the recovery partition is intact.

Thanks in advance.

Edit: I tried hitting f11 at startup to bring up gateways recovery menu, but again nothing. I have the windows vista recovery environment disc also if that helps.

Answer:Formatted Windows Vista partition, but i still have the Recovery partition on D:

There are files on c: used by the recovery partition on d:

Boot with your Vista recovery DVD and reinstall Vista.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I deleted the unwanted recovery partitions on windows 8.1 using  'Diskpart'.The unallocated memories were created but they cannot be used to extend any other partitions even by using Diskpart.I am just able to create them as normal partitions buth
not by combining them but each seperately.Any solution for this...pls...

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Hi, I cannot find my original x60 tablet cds. And I am installing win xp pro now on a new hd I just put in. I'd like keep a partition for recovery (like the original one in system). Can I just make a separate partition in xp installation? How big should I give to it? And how should I make partitions if I want to install multiple OS? (XP and Vista) with recovery for both? Thanks!Message Edited by saja on 01-01-2009 07:24 AM

Answer:lost my original x60 cds, how to reserve a partition for recovery partition?

you can't reserve a recovery partition in the normal sense if you don't have the Lenovo recovery media. If you want to do a dual boot you will have to partition your hdd into two drives.  You can partition your hdd by using an aftermarket software like PartitionMagic, etc.  

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

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

However, I still want my recovery hdd partition back.

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

Thanks.

Answer:Satellite L650: recovery partition is gone

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

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

When you use recovery DVD the same will happen again.

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

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

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

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

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

Can and how can I restore it?

Tx a lot!

Answer:Partition lost after recovery - Satellite L30

Hi

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

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

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

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

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Hi All,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance for your help.

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

Hello

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

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

Good luck!

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

Can I obtain recovery cd's for this system?

How do I fix this?

Answer:Re: Recovery partition/help Satellite L500

What country are you in?

You can order Recover Discs from the Toshiba website.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Satellite L850 and recovery partition

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

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

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

Thanks for any help!!!!!

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

Hi nina,

Use the Expert Modus with the recovery CD.

You make a Partition with the recovery CD

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

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

I Hope this is a Help

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

Answer:Satellite M70 - No hidden recovery partition

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Satellite NB550D-109 - Recovery partition

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

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

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Hi,I would like to shrink my OS C: partition disk space to accommodate making an extended partition with logical partitions in it -And I'm using only Microsoft to do it, no 3rd party programs.I have reduced it as far as I can so far which is hardly enough for making the extended partition.So, in reading in Microsoft help files I found this:When you shrink a partition, unmovable files (for example, the page file or the shadow copy storage area) are not automatically relocated and you cannot decrease the allocated space beyond the point where the unmovable files are located. If you need to shrink the partition further, see move the page file to another disk, delete the stored shadow copies, shrink the volume, and then move the page file back to the disk.What is the "page file"?Is it the "pagefile.sys" folder? I did find this and it is 3.7 GB in size. Is this what I am suppose to move to another hard drive? If not what then?Next, where are the "shadow copies" needed to be deleted?I do understand that I am suppose to delete the "shadow copies" before I put the "page file"(?) back.Any clarification on this will be of great help. Thank you.John

Answer:Shrinking Disc Space For Extended Partition?

Yes, that's the page file - you can resize it (to make it smaller), or you can move it as the article suggests.
Haven't messed with the VSS service - but I'd expect that you'd have to turn the service off first, then delete the stuff it leaves behind.

FWIW - I've done this before, only to find that I quickly run out of space on the C: partition. Be careful to allow enough space to install a few apps that you must have - and leave 15% free space for behind-the-scenes Windows operations (such as defragging and copying operations).

IMO it would be easier and more effective to add a second hard drive. If you can't do this, then I'd suggest a USB external hard drive for storage.

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168 GIGS NOT USED AND ONLY 96 MB AVAILABLE TO SHRINK DRIVE FOR NEW PARTITION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT THE **** IS VISTA DOING?????!!!!! I'VE TRIED CHKDSK, RUNNING PERFECT DISK, DISKEEPER, SMART DEFRAG. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME WITH THIS? I'VE DONE SO MANY GOOGLE SEARCHES TRYING TO FIND THE ANSWER THAT I'M STARTING TO SEE GOOGLE NO MATTER WHERE I LOOK.

Thank you for ahead of time for your help. Marc

Answer:Partition drive by shrinking in Disk management

Hello Microsofthater, and welcome to Vista Forums.

The size of the available space to be shrunk can be restricted by the amount of space currently allocated to on the hard drive for the virtual memory page file, System Restore max size, and hibernation files. The red warning box under step 6 in the tutorial below can explain more about this and help you work around this to a point.

Disk Management - Shrink Partition

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hey Folks,

I am trying to dual boot my Surface Tablet but am unable to find the volume after shrinking the main partition twice.
Disabled BitlockerShrank the volume 15 gigs from my OS partitionUnable to find the volumeDid it again with the same resultUnable to find it using WMIC as well
I'm out 20 gigs on my drive at this point and appreciate any help you can provide.

Answer:Unable to locate volume after shrinking partition

Try buying factory recovery disks & starting from scratch.
Let the computer make its own partitions.

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Tried to use Paragon Partition Manager 8.5 and on request to partition got message 'New partition cannot be created probably all primary slots are occupied.' There are two identified partitions, Logical (c)Pimary Formatted 186GB and logical(*)primary not formatted 251Mb 2049.9Gb i.d. 0x88 linux partition plain text table 0free.

I have not attempted any disk management operations since purchase. How do I get my space to put my newly aquired Vista? What effect will deleting partition(*) have.
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Answer:Satellite A100-998: Partition cannot be created using Paragon Partition Manager

Hello

I will try to clarify situation on your HDD. as far as I know your notebook is delivered with preinstalled ???Media Express Player???. This is small ???Linux-based??? application and it is installed on small unallocated partition (about 250 MB). Please leave it at it is.

Primary located partition can be reduced for about 40%. On this 40% you leave you can install Vista OS. On this way you will have two operating systems and every time you start your notebook Boot ???manager will ask you which OS you want to start.

When you start Vista installation setup will ask you where the Vista should be installed. Choose please this second partition.

Please report us the results.

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Hi All,

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

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

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

Any help would be super appreciated!

Answer:Satellite L300D - Deleted Recovery Partition

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

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

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Hello.


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

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

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

Thank you in advance for any suggestions.

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

Hello

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

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

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Help please


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


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

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

Thanks .

Answer:How to access Recovery partition on Satellite A660?

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

Sorry. :(

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toshiba satellite l655-128

my recovery partition crash

i need CD/DvD/Usb recovery

where i can get it??

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

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

Answer:Satellite A500-134 - Recovery partition is empty

Hi

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

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

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

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

How can I get a recovery USB drive made now?

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi,

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

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

Thanks

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

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

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

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

how i can restore my recovery partition ??
:)

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

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

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



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

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

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

I would advise you to do this now.

Message was edited by: badhat

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Hello,

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

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

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

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

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

Message was edited by: darthbabam12

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi

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

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

Any help much appreciated

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

Hey,

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

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

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

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Hey guys. NEED HELP

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

HELP

Answer:Satellite L500 - recovery partition missing

Hi

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

Greets

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

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

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

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

Cheers

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

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Hello,

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

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

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

Please help!!!

Answer:Cannot enter recovery partition on Satellite L450D-119

hi,

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

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

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

You can order it for money:

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

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

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

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

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


Cordially.

Answer:Satellite U940-117 / How recovery default partition

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

Recovery image cannot be downloaded.

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

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


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

Message was edited by: melauf00

Answer:Satellite A300 - Recovery partition is lost

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

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

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Hi all,

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

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


Many Thanks

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

Hi hardpoekel,

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Recovery partition lost on Satellite C870D

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

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

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

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

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

If you have more questions you are welcome.

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

Thanks in advance

Chris

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

Hello Chris

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

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

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

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Hi,

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

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

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

Any ideas as to how i can either:

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

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


ta

frank

Answer:Restore recovery partition on Satellite Pro A200

Hi

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

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

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

bye

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G'day alll,

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

Came up with option wipe hdd, Toshiba recovery wizard.

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

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

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

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

think i made a big boboo.

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

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

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

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

Answer:Lost recovery partition on Satellite P850

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

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

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

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My laptop is Satellite C55-A-1K6

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

I need to ask that question to you now;

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

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

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

Thanks...

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

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

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

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

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

+Important INFORMATION+

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

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

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hi (again)

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

regards mat
thanks for your help

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

Hi buddy,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please contact me at [email protected]

regards
anup

Answer:Satellite A300 - I lost the recovery partition

Hi!

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

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

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

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

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

Bye

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Hi all.

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

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

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

Thanks in advance.

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

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

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

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Hi all,

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

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

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

Any help would be appreciated.

Ben

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

Hi

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

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

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

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

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

Bye

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Hello

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

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


I did "nt find find operating system!

How do I recover operating system?

Thanks

Answer:I lost recovery partition on Satellite C50-B863

Hi imksa

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

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

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