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Overwriting the Recovery partition on Satellite L750

Question: Overwriting the Recovery partition on Satellite L750

I have upgraded windows 7 Home premium to Win 7 professional. Please could you give me some guidance to update (or overwrite) the recovery partition so that Win 7 Pro becomes the default O/S, and all the Toshiba Satellite L750 drivers and software are included (bluetooth, and wireless software & drivers etc).

I have already created a new system image on the recovery partition, and a system repair disk.

Supermalx.

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Preferred Solution: Overwriting the Recovery partition on Satellite L750

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Answer: Overwriting the Recovery partition on Satellite L750

Something like this is not possible. Original recovery image cannot be modified or changed.
I just hope you have created recovery media (DVD or USB) before you have made any changes.

Using this created recovery media you will be able to install original recovery image anytime you want.

If you have more questions you are welcome.

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I need reset hdd to factory settings, but can't access to recovery startup. I read this manuals

http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD1303440001R01.htm
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD16036F0000R01.htm

this information don't work for me. This utility I don't have at all.

My L750 Serial No. 7b421068w

I tryed run recovery partition, I turn off notebook, and turned on holding keyboard button "0" and tryed other buttons F1-F12, but system just beeping with empty black screen and then Toshiba menu shows up and loading Windows as usual.

There is a "HDDRecovery" factory folder on logic drive D: with all default recovery files

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Answer:Satellite L750 - Access to HDD Recovery partition

I found Toshiba Recovery Media Creator from mytoshiba.com.au, but utility didn't even start. It says something about unable find hard disk driver, unable find recovery partition.

Maybe it not exact utility what I need, I can't find *Toshiba HDD Recovery Tool* from manual.

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The L750 HDD is divided into the following:

C drive: 232 GB
D drive: 233 GB (includes Recovery files)
System: ?

I am not sure that, if the D drive is the one where I should place my own data, why does it have the recovery files as surely these should be in a separate partition. Can I create a new partition within the D drive for my own personal data as I don't want to place it with the recovery files in case they are accidentally deleted?

Additionally, I do not wish to place my data in the C drive.

Answer:Re: Satellite L750 -Question about Data Partition

>I am not sure that, if the D drive is the one where I should place my own data...
Why not? What is the problem? Why are you irritated with existing recovery folder there?
I don?t have Satellite L750 but if you can see ?HDDRecovery? folder there you can define it as ?hidden? and you will not see it but it will be still there. After doing this you will not be able to delete them accidently.
>...why does it have the recovery files as surely these should be in a separate partition.
It must not be on separated partition.
>Can I create a new partition within the D drive for my own personal data as I don't want to place it with the recovery files in case they are accidentally deleted?
There is no sense to create third partition if you already have second partition D. Use this partition to save all personal data. I do the same.

By the way: in user?s manuals document is described that you should create recovery DVD. This recovery DVD with recovery image can be used for OS installation. Generally speaking, after recovery disc creation you can even delete recovery data. Don?t move recovery data anywhere. Result can be that you will not be able to start HDD recovery installation - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD1303440001R01.htm

If you have more questions you are welcome.

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Having just got this Satellite L750 - I must say that I'm becoming a little cheesed off with it!! I thought that Toshiba had improved but maybe not.

When I click on the Face Recognition program, all I get is a window that says "You do not have permission to perform this task -Please contact your administrator for help" - Great!! Any ideas?

And the disk is partitioned equally between C: and D:. I want to shrink D: and extend C: but to do that I need a third party disk management program as W7 won't let me do it. Why on earth put in two equal partitions!! Maybe I'll dump the whole lot and do a clean install of W7 Ultimate (I have a licence) - Tosh just makes a hash of it in my view........

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Answer:Satellite L750 - Face Recognition (plus partition rant)

*OK OK - Uninstalled then reinstalled from the Tosh website and it works*. Why can't they install working software when they make the darn things... (Grrrr).

Still don't understand why they create two equal partitions of 348GB though - crazy............

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Hi ,

I purchased a new Satellite L750 of 640 GB HD and did a custom partition of 400GB to C: and expecting a ~200GB to a D:; with the remaining GB in a hidden HD for window restoration use.

After the full installation and on window startup, I can only see a C: of 400GB and my ~200 GB becomes unallocated. No other drive number appears!!

Can someone help me how I can create a E: or whatever drive to make use of this unallocated space,
how can I have access to it? Do I need to re-do the whole installation again and just allocate everything to C: and forget about a second drive ?

H.E.L.P. please.

Answer:Satellite L750 - unallocated space after custom partition

Hi

I hope you have created a recover disk before changing the partitions on the HDD.
I assume you HDD recovery would not work after the partitions has been modified.

Anyway, all partitions can be checked in Disk Management.
Right click on Computer -> Manage
Here you have to go to Disk Management

Usually all partitions and unallocated space should be visible. Here you can create a further partition or can change and modify the partitions again.

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Alrights guys

I have a L750 machine which is giving me problems at the moment, so I need to restart from stratch, like when I brought it brand new... So I am wondering if I use the HDD recovery will that re install windows and all drivers and all pre install software?? Or what will be installed?

Answer:Satellite L750 - If I use the HDD recovery Will This Work?

Hi

HDD recovery would set the notebook back to factory settings.
HDD recovery installs the Toshiba image. Toshiba image is an package containing the Windows system, driver and tools and utilities.

But I read the other thread you created here and it seems that you made a clean install?
In this case the HDD recovery would not work anymore :(

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Hi all,

Could someone tell me where to download or get a copy of the OEM Win 7 Recovery disc for my Satellite Pro L750? The laptop has a new HDD without a working recovery partition and I don't the recovery CD.


Help Please.

Answer:Re: Need Win 7 Recovery Disc for my Satellite Pro L750

To switch notebook off is no problem but you cannot switch it on. If you use it as desktop you must not switch it completely off. Use stand-by or hibernation option. To switch it on you can use option ?Wake up on keyboard?.

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Hi

how could I get the oem recovery disks for Satellite L750, part no: psk2ya-09k028, as I can't make it to go back to factory default

Answer:Need recovery disc for my Satellite L750

Hi

I don't know how it works in Australia but I recommend you to contact nearest Toshiba service provider and ask for help. I?m sure they can help you with recovery disc order.
If you need addresses and phone numbers, you can find it on http://www.mytoshiba.com.au/service-centres

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HI

I tried to do HDD recovery. It was fine up to instaliation. And after 1% error mesage (1117) Maybe someone know what is a problem?

How to do HDD recovery without errors L750-22Z?

Answer:HDD recovery error on Satellite L750-22Z

> How to do HDD recovery without errors L750-22Z?
Very interesting question. If recovery image is ok there is no reason for error message.

Have you created recovery disc?
If yes try to install recovery image using recovery disc.

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Hello!

I had to replace the hard drive in my Satellite L750 1V0. A recovery CD / DVD is not available.

Where can I buy a recovery backup media?

(Original Windows 7 Home Prem or betterWindows 7 Pro 64?)
(This link is broken: https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx)

Thanks Tom

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My L750 started to misbehave - app software crashed - usb devices not being detected - timeouts etc. I decided to do a cleanup. The

I tried the HDD recovery method - both 32 and 64 bit win 7 failed to install with an error.

I had created the recovery media - so I tried that - this has also failed - the first disk appears to read ok but after that I am instructed to insert the next disk - which I do but to no effect. After disk 4 it asks for another disc - of course there isn't one.

I am now stuck. Ideas?

Answer:Satellite L750 - Recovery from HDD fails at CRC stage

For some reason recovery image must be ?defective?.
Have you used it successfully in the past?

Problem is that there is nothing you can do about that. Either it works or not. I?m afraid you need new and original recovery disc that you can order under https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Hello

I`ve got Toshiba Satellite L750 with preinstaled win 7.

I instaled upgrade to win 8 (from dvd).

After this I upgrade the system from MS site to Win 8.1.

The system doesnt work properly (DVD doesnt recognized) so I have to install previuos system.

First I upgrade my BIOS to the new one - 3.60.

After this I try to do win 7 reinstal from my HDD recovery (which is on the partition d).But it doesnt work - it was impossible to start recovery from bios menu (key F8 doesnt work, there was only possible to press F2 or F12).

So I have to install Win 8.0 from my dvd, and now I have it and it works. But this is only clear system without any addons like nero, ms office etc.

My question is how to reinstal win 7 from my hdd recovery which i still have on partition d ?
in bios the key F8 doesnt work.

Answer:Win 7 HDD Recovery doesnt work on Satellite L750

After clean OS installation HDD recovery installation will not work anymore. If you want to have original recovery image preinstalled on your machine you must use recovery DVD.
I presume you didn't create this disc, right?

In user?s manuals document it is clearly described how it works with recovery image and recovery disc creation.

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I posted it somewhere else butI think this category is more relevant.

So, my recently bought L750-1ML seems to have difficulties in producing a working Recovery DVD set. Being a performance geek, right after I created the Recovery DVD set (no problem has been indicated during to procedure) I tried to change the 640GB HDD to an 80GB SSD. The Recovery DVD that I prior inserted into the DVD reader booted normally however, after a while it threw the following error:

Copying F:\ZZImg\15157XSP2.swm to V:\HDDRecovery...
There is not enough space on the disk.
0 files(s) copied.
ERROR: Copy of splitpart or CRCs failed!
Press any key to continue . . .

My first attempt to overcome the issue was to create another Recovery DVD #1, but after repeating the process with the new one, I got the same error.

So I have serious questions here: I paid for my Windows7 (included in the price of the Laptop ) and yet, it will last only to the point when my HDD goes down?!

It would be nice to get answer on this.

I searched the web for seemingly relevant cases and found these:
http://www.axoloth.com/index.php/astuces/7-toshiba-crcs-error-lors-dun-recovery
http://www.forumschoixpc.com/viewtopic.php?topic=115983&forum=6


Thanks,
Vili

Answer:Satellite L750-1ML - Creates wrong recovery DVD?

The error says: There is not enough space on the disk.

Since you have switched the 640GB HDD to 80GB SSD I think that the issue has something to do with the available space on the SSD drive.

It would be interesting to know if you can perform the Toshiba Recovery with the previous 640GB HDD? test this? I think the recover procedure will finish properly.

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Hi Everyone - when I turned on my laptop for the first time, it asked me to set up the Recovery Wizard, but since I didnt really know what options to choose, I cancelled the task. I am yet to find where on my laptop the Recovery Wizard is, to set it up again - can someone pleae direct me where to look?

Many thanks [and remember, novice here, so layman instructions thanks :) ]

Shell

Answer:Satellite L750 - Where do I find the recovery wizard?

Hi buddy,

You can start the HDD recovery if you press F8 key before Windows starts. Then select ?Repair my computer?. Some Windows files will be loaded and on next window called ?System recovery options? choose the last option ?Toshiba HDD Recovery? and follow the screen instructions. If you need a more detailed explanation with some pics check the official Toshiba document about this procedure:
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD1303440001R01.htm

Last but not least you should create the Toshiba recovery disk with preinstalled recovery media creator. In case it would go something wrong you can restore the original factory settings everytime and you are on the safely side :)

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I have several questions about the Satellite L750 recovery features that It has. Any help and answers would be helpful.

1) When I first booted up the laptop, it asked me to create a recovery CD incase I needed to reinstall the OS. But it also said that it has a built in recovery partion, so therefore do I need to make a recovery cd or not?

2) Will the recovery CD be exactly the same as the recovery partion on the system?

3) Does the CD or recovery partion include all the built in software pre-installed with the laptop?

4) Also in device manage management it shows the recovery partion but it's shows that it is empty, is this true?

5) In the second partion of the system (D drive) it has a folder with what looks like recovery files and folders. Is it safe to move/delete it?

Answer:Re: Several questions about the Satellite L750 recovery features

Hello

I will try to offer some answers:
1 - Until everything works perfectly you don?t need these discs but if something goes wrong with HDD you will not be able to do anything. When you have recovery DVDs you will always be able to install recovery image and have ?factory settings? again. So my advice for you is: create these discs as soon as possible. Use DVD-R media only and buy high quality product (TDK or Verbatim).
2 - Yes.
3 - Yes.
4 - No. Don?t be confused with this.
5 - At first create recovery DVDs and later you can do whatever you want. I don?t know which files do you mean but don?t touch anything before recovery discs are created.


In the past many people have made some experiments with HDD and partitions structure and later was surprised when HDD recovery installation was damaged. Don?t make the same mistake.

If you have more questions you are welcome.

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Hi

I have purchased a Toshiba Satellite L750/04P N XC 7944, for my son, we have tried to set up the recovery disks using both the Toshiba Recovery Media Creator and the Windows 7 system. So far I have used 5 DVD?s and can?t get past Disk one without an error.

When using Windows 7 an error comes up Gx8004005. Any suggestions.

I have created a backup and system image, I hope as I am never confident that they back up correctly.

Answer:Satellite L750/04P - recovery creation - error Gx8004005

Hello

Have you tried to use different empty discs from different manufacturers? I recommend you to use DVD-R discs only. My recommendation is either TDK or Verbatim discs.

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Hello I have Toshiba HD L750 bought back 2011 and I made copy of recover right after registering the lap top, and few days ago start to have issues with HD so today I bought a new HD and change the boot to DVD and start reinstall back the recovery till reach DVD # 3 and it give error that can't read the DVD ... and I'm thinking of making another copy of the recovery on my external HD 1T which divide to 2 sections ... and my question , will be able to do another copy of recover on the external HD ? and how can be done ... thanks in advance .

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Hi,

My product Satellite L750-1PH and i have to recover the system. But i don't want to lose documents in "D" drive.
System recovery after the "D" drive is also deleted or only the "C" drive have you deleted?

Thanks,
Bahad?r Acar

Answer:Satellite L750-1PH - Does recovery process affects the D drive?

Hi

As far as I know and as mentioned by many people here in the forum, the usage of Recovery DISK would format the whole HDD. This means the second partition would be deleted too.

But the usage of recovery HDD procedure would delete only the C partition and D partition (where the recovery files are saves) would not be touched.

Nevertheless I recommend to backup the data always

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Hi guys,

I have trouble to restore factory settings (format) my toshiba satellite L750 by push the power button and zero (0) button together.

I did the restore factory setting before because there is a virus on my laptop. After format everything goes well. Now my laptop is infected by virus again but i won't be able to format my laptop anymore. Everytime i press power button and zero (0) button i always hear beeping sound and won't stop until i release the zero (0) button.
I did partition before.

My question is why i couldn't format my laptop anymore like the way i use before(by pressing power button and zero button)?

Can anyone help me how to format my laptop if pressing power button and zero button not working?
Thank you

Answer:Satellite L750 - cannot start recovery image installation

Hi

If you have European notebook model please follow instructions described on http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD1303440001R02.htm
You must start notebook with F8 and choose option ?Repair my Computer?.
Is this option available in ?Advanced boot options??

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Tried to recover to factory settings but shows ERROR:10-FC12-0003. Please help

Answer:Recovery installation on Satellite L750 shows error

You have posted other thread here:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums//message.jspa?messageID=256003
the notebook was not able to boot up the system? I think this issue could be related to this error message.
Possibly the HDD is faulty or something wrong with the memory?

Are you able to boot from other disks like Win XP, Vista or Linux?

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Hi Everyone

I recently purchased an L750 and when I first switched it on, up came a window asking me to set up the Toshiba Recovery Wizard re Product Recovery Menu. Now, this is all new to me, so I didnt really know what this was about as there were no instructions either, so I answered a couple of questions then I cancelled out of the task in case my answers were wrong. Can anyone help me re-set this up, answer the questions correctly and also where to find it again to set it up?

The first 3 questions I answered were:

1. Please select one type of Operating System to continue - Windows 7 32-bit version OR Windows 7 64-bit version?

2. Please select a process: recovery of Factory Default Software (recover to out-of-box state) OR erase the hard disk (delete all data and paartitions from your hard drive)?

3. Please select a Recovery Method of Factory Default Software: recovery to out-of-box state (System Recovery Options are included) OR recover without changing the hard drive partitions OR recover to a custom size partition?
Then I cancelled out here.

Many thanks,
SC ("Laptop Novice")

Answer:Satellite L750 - Setting up recovery wizard when first switched on

1. Choose 64bit unless you specifically need to run an old 16bit application that you cannot upgrade/replace.

2. Out of box.

3. Out-of-box state (System Recovery Options are included)

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I have purchased a Toshiba satellite L750-1LC and I try to create the 4 DVDs for back up.

On the first dvd only it came up a read error twice, the other dvds were ok.
When I try to recover from the dvds the recovery process got stuck on the first dvd so I had to restart and try again but it happened the same thing.

After restarting the system it came up a message stating that bootmnager is missing and the windows and every thing else was gone.

Is the "No Matter What Guarantee" promotion" covering this kind of defects?
If yes, what are the steps to benefit of this promotion?

I specify that I am a romanian citizen and that I already apply for the promotion in the specified period of time.

Answer:Satellite L750-1LC - boot manager is missing using recovery disk

It looks like the first recovery disk was not created properly because you got an error message.
As I understood your message correctly, you tried to boot from the first recovery disk (which was not created properly in the past) and therefore the installation could not be finished successfully?.

Now you cannot boot the OS because the boot manager is missing and possibly system is deleted too?
I see just only one solution: order new recovery disk from here and use it for OS installation: http://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

PS: as far as I know only hardware problems are covered by warranty, software issues are not covered by warranty

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I hope there is someone here who can help:

My computer is a Satellite L750 x64 based computer and the problem is that the sound disappears after a few seconds when I hear music in Youtube.

I have read in the preinstalled usermanual that I can restore the computer by pressing F8 when the computer starts up, but it does not work.

The computer just continues on to Windows 7.
Now I want to restore the computer to factory standard and will therefore use the Recovery Media Creator but it does not work.

I want to save data on a 32 GB USB stick but it will not recognize the stick.
I know that 32GB is without error because I can easily store / retrieve data from it both with the FAT system and NTSF system.

What am I doing wrong and is there anyone who has a good idea so I can move on?
regards Erik

Answer:Recovery media creator does not recognize 32GB USB stick on Satellite L750?

Even if your USB stick work properly in outside the Recovery Media creator, this does not mean that it should be handled properly by this tool.

I had problems creating recovery DVD even if I was able to burn movie files on the same disk.
As far as I know you should take at least 16GB USB flash memory stick
Usually it should work.

But I?m wondering why you are not able to use HDD recovery option. Did you change something on the HDD?

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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?

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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My hard drive is partitioned, I found that out after I bought my laptop. The other partition is completely unused, there's no operating system on it, nothing. Is there anyway I can tell Windows to overwrite that partition? Thanks.

Answer:Overwriting an unused partition, possible?

You have two choices. Leave it partitioned and use the other partition as you would a second drive (which is what I would do) or Use Disk Management to delete the partition and merge the space to c:

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i know this was just dumb...

i thought i could convert a data partition from FAT32 to Linux extended2 without problems, because i was blind and didn't see the warning (although i expected it and didn't see it)... well, after starting the conversion with Partition Magic i cancelled, because it was suspect to me.
trying to undelete the partition does not work because he's not finding any.
right now it says unallocated diskspace. In this 'accidental' session i was still able to access the disk and it's files. after some time (i had no burning software installed) it showed me an empty disk. Now the disk isn't shown anymore.
Btw, i use ME.

i downloaded Ranish Partition Manager. but i'm a little worried i could cause more trouble than repairing it.
i would appreciate help very much.

Thanks!
 

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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+
... Read 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 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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Hello,I have my two partitions on my computer: a system (C:) partition and a storage (D:) partition. C: has been encrypted using TrueCrypt. I was wondering: Would there be any adverse effects if I were to overwrite this partition with an unencrypted image, instead of decrypting the partition prior to overwriting it?Here's an explanation on how TrueCrypt encrypts the system partition:Code: [Select]http://www.truecrypt.org/docs/?s=system-encryptionThanks!-LeonStrider

Answer:Overwriting an encrypted partition with an unencrypted image

I think perhaps you should uninstall/deactivate TrueCrypt first.

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What is the difference between the L750-10F and the L750-12Q.

Thanks.

Answer:Re: Difference between Satellite L750-10F and Satellite L750-12Q

Hi,
I think the only diffrence is the processor.
The L750-12Q has [i5-2450M|http://ark.intel.com/products/53452/Intel-Core-i5-2450M-Processor-(3M-Cache-up-to-3_10-GHz)] and the L750-10F has [i5-2520M|http://ark.intel.com/products/52229/Intel-Core-i5-2520M-Processor-(3M-Cache-2_50-GHz)].
i5-2520M is slightly better.

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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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I've re-installed my computer with Win7 from a MS-DVD.Since all software (like the Enhanced Experience 3 stuff) can't be found, I'm thinking of reverting back to the Lenovo Recovery image (I created a bunch of Recovery DVDs before I reinstalled my W530). Now, I have created a couple of extra partitions D:, E:, F: and G: where I store pics, music, and other data.My C: does not span the entire harddrive. Is it possible to configure the Recovery process to restore the Lenovo Win7-image to my C: partition only, without overwriting D: E: F: and G:? I suspect the answer is no, that the Recovery process will always re-write the ENTIRE harddrive no matter what. 

Answer:Recovery not overwriting custom partitions?

I'm afraid you are right: you need to save all your data to another disk, preferably by making an image copy, e.g. with Acronis True Image.





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ImageShack? - Online Photo and Video Hosting

I just did a 2 pass overwrite of my entire HDD using copywipe, but yet Easus is still finding over 60,000 + NTFS file records and near 4,000 files identified?

Why didn't the overwrite erase this data? I don't understand - I've been at this for a whole day now. I literally formatted, booted from a usb and ran copywipe, did a 2 pass overwrite, and reinstalled windows.

How do I get rid of these NTFS file records?

I'm looking through my RAW recovered files and it's still all there...

Edit: I just started to run Easus, and the numbers keep going up and up... WTF.

Answer:Data Recovery/Overwriting : NTFS File Records? (Screenshots...)

How long did it take CopyWipe to (allegedly) erase your HD? I can only guess that it simply didn't work as advertised.

I'm also a bit confused how you can be checking the drive for deleted data when you've already reinstalled Windows on it...

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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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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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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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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 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.
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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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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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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

By

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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hi,

as I was planning to migrate the HDD to a ssd I resized the windows 8 disk, and then moved the toshiba recovery partition just after the windows 8 system one, but it seems that this move actually changed the properties/id of the partition.

Could you please tell me the SET ID properties for the toshiba recovery partition so I can change it again?
The partition size, content and everything else it's untoched, but when I try to open the recovery tool it says it cannot find the recovery partition.

I know I should not mess up with the partitioning, but I want to change the laptop to a faster disk.

Thanks a lot.

Nicolas

Answer:Satellite P855 - need recovery partition properties

Hi Nicolas

Now it too late for anything. Partitions structure is changed and you cannot get it back to original state.
Changing HDD to SSD is not the problem but your mistake was that you didn?t create recovery disc or recovery USB media.
After changing HDD to SSD you could use this media to reinstall OS. In this case new recovery partition would be created automatically.

What you need now is recovery disc for clean recovery image installation.

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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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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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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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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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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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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,

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 have a Toshiba Satellite A300-1MM laptop. I want to factory reset the Windows Vista OS, but leave the other OSes I have in the state they are. I am attaching a screenshot of the disk management selection and the :My Computer:.
I want to reinstall Vista from the recovery disk to the partition I currently have them, without messing other ones.
As boot loader I am using GRUB 2.0 (Ubuntu 14.04)

I want to keep the current partitions and replace Vista.
(I know that i have accidentaly deleted the recovery partition, but i have recovery disks so do notworry)

Thanks in advance , for any other definitions, ask me.

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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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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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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 have a Toshiba Satelite A 100 - 786 model.It has a HDD of 120 GB.n which 1.5 GB isa factory Setup partition and the reast is for my usage i guess its for Win Re ...but i dont wsant this partition wat do i haveto do.I used the disk Management but this 1.5 GB remain Unallocated and it does not even gets extende.Pls advise.

Thank You

Moosa Anis

Answer:I want to Remove the 1.5 GB recovery partition of my Satellite A100-786

Hi,

why do you want to remove that partition? Because of additional harddisk space you will gain?? For the cost of a really nice and comfortable recovery system which is really good? Postpone, if your system has some serious problems and you want to recover your machine, what will you do then?

So if you are really sure that you want do it, then make it like following described:

Grab a cd-image of the windows-live-cd "UBCD4Win" (http://www.ubcd4win.com/), burn it to cd, boot it and modify your partitions with it, should work withour problems.

Greets

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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 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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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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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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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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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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Hallo,

my satellite u400-22z came with a big fat "hdd recovery" folder on the hard drive - yes I know what it's for,
but the insufferably awful version of windows vista that came with the machine made me decide that, in a case of system fault, I will not again install that failed attempt of an operating system.
So I don't care for that recovery data.

So those ~ 11 GB of junk sitting on my drive is bugging me, I cannot delete the HDDRecovery folder, it it somehow protected from deletion.

How can I circumvent that ?

Also, is it safe or can I make it safe, to use the seemingly hidden small partition (is this for recovery also?) I found, which is IIRC ~ 2GB or so big, for own purposes, without wrecking my current windows installation ?

Thanks in advance,
Steve

Answer:Satellite U400-22z - How to delete HDD recovery partition

Hi,

If you have made a recovery disk and don't want store hdd recovery folder on hdd, you can remove it.

> I cannot delete the HDDRecovery folder, it it somehow protected from deletion.

You remove it as always you do to remove any files from your system.

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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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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 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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toshiba satellite l655-128

my recovery partition crash

i need CD/DvD/Usb recovery

where i can get it??

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On my Satellite L450D-11V with Windows 7 Premium 64bit, Tempro today indicated there was an important update that replaces the recovery partition with a new one, to get over the problem of an error message on laptops with more than 4GB RAM. Even though I only have 3GB, it says the update is for everyone as you may upgrade to over 4GB in future.

That's all very well, so I downloaded it and tried to run the unpacked .exe, but half way through installation, it stops and tells me the update is only for 64bit versions of Windows 7....which mine is. I've only had it five days, it came with Windows 7 Prem 64bit, and I've definitely not used the 32bit downgrade DVD...and it clearly states "64bit operating system" in My Computer.

Answer:Satellite L450D-11V - Recovery partition update

Hi

Which update do you mean exactly? Can you post some informations please like file name, etc.?

Normally there is no recovery partition. There is only a folder called ?HDDrecovery? on the second partition where you can reinstall Windows from this folder. On Vista and Windows 7 there is a hidden partition but it?s the Windows recovery environment and has nothing to do with Toshiba.

Furthermore I don?t use TEMPRO because install the updates manually if it?s necessary.

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Hello all,
Question for you , i have a toshiba and when i turn it on it doesnt give me a splash screen it bots right into the recovery partition what can i do so i can get my splash screen back and hange boot device ? I cant even get into the BIOS.
Chris

Answer:Toshiba satellite booting to recovery partition

Hold down the F2 key and then power-on the computer.

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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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Hi.

Toshiba Satellite L850 laptop. PSKDGA-02Y012. The original HDD failed in workmates same laptop so we replaced both HDD after creating a recovery usb stick. Then used that to restore the OS to original OOB status.
That worked fine and laptop is running great but now I want to PUT back the Recovery partition (now only on the usb stick i think) to the new HDD.

Simple to shrink the HDD C: (partition 2) on the HDD but then how to transfer twhats on the usb stick (recovery usb stick) back onto the HDD?

Thanks for any help.

Minsik..

Answer:Satellite L850 - How to put BACK a recovery partition on to HDD?

Hello Minsik

When you buy new notebook you will get it with preinstalled operating system (recovery image). Original recovery image is saved on HDD on recovery partition.
Every notebook owner has option to make recovery image back-up and create recovery media. It could be DVD or USB media. You can do it using preinstalled Toshiba recovery media creator tool.
This tool will create bootable recovery media that can be used for original recovery image installation if there is problem with HDD recovery image installation or when HDD is defective and must be replaced.

In case that HDD is defective and must be replaced or notebook owner want to upgrade HDD you can install original recovery image using created recovery media (USB). After recovery image installation you will have the same situation as on first start after notebook purchase. With other words notebook will have factory settings again.

In this case original recovery image is already copied on new HDD and you will also be able to start HDD recovery installation. So there is no reason to copy recovery media onto HDD.
Please note: HDD recovery installation will work with factory settings only.

If you have more questions please feel free to ask.

Good luck.

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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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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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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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Hello,

I have bought a new Satellite U400 notebook with Vista Home preinstaled on it.
I went throught initial configuration and after it has been done I realised that HDD partitions do not suits my needs.

So I resised the "Vista" partition (acctually I have shrinked it) and made the "Data" partition bigger.
I did not do anything with hidden partition.

Unfortunately when I did this procedure I formated the "Data" partition.
Now when I want to make backup DVD with TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator I got the error message saying that it is not possible because I have formated the "Data" partition.

Are there any suggestion how to solve this error?
The system goes fine, the only thing is that I am not able to backup and restore OS.

Thanks Vecerka

Answer:Satellite U400 - How to get back formatted partition with HDD Recovery

This was not good buddy?. If you have deleted the recovery HDD partition, then you would be not able to restore it!!!

Now you need a new Recovery DVD!
You could order it using this Toshiba page:

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

It?s a TOSHIBA EUROPE BACKUP MEDIA ONLINE SHOP

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Greetings,

A friend of mine has bought Toshiba Satellite L40-18Y (PSL48E) from a major Bulgarian electronics retailer and insists that it had come without any CDs but on first boot it installed Vista.

After that some other friend of his deinstalled Vista and put a XP for reasons unknown (he said some drivers and patches were necessary to make XP run properly, I suspect it might have been something about LBA48 and SP1).

Anyway, the XP installation is dead and the filesystem of it's disk share is corrupted.
After I deleted it with gparted I have two disk shares now.
First row in partition table: ntfs share labeled WinRE (not hidden, not bootable)
(It has a hidden file RavMon.exe and autorun.inf which implies that the damage on XP installation was maybe caused by a virus)
Second row in partition table: empty (XP installation was there)

Third row in partition table: ntfs share with data

The problem is that the first partition won't boot and act like recovery partition even when I toggle the boot flag.

Is it at all recovery partition and how should I access it?
I read out in some posts that If You press '0' when the computer starts the Bios will boot it automagically, but it didn't work.

In a manual which was downloadable for this model on Toshiba Support website the key was specified as F12. It didn't work either.

I'll be very thankful for any directions, solutions or ideas.

Answer:Satellite L40-18Y: Corrupt file system - How to use the recovery partition

Hi

Maybe there is a little change to reinstall the Vista using the HDD recovery procedure.
Please check if this would work.
- Power up the notebook and press F8
- Check if there is an option called ?Repair my Computer?
- if yes, choose it and then choose the last option called Toshiba recovery.

But to be honest I don?t see any big chances that this would work because you have already removed the Vista from the HDD.

You should have read the user manual before erasing the Vista.
The user manual (Chapter 3) said that if the Recovery DVD was not delivered with the notebook then you have to create such DVD using the Toshiba Recovery Disk Creator program (is was also preinstalled). The user manual describes also the HDD Recovery procedure mentioned above.

However, the recovery DVD can be also ordered here:
https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

Greets

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For my Satellite C855-2HW with Win 8 OEM, I'd like a separate data partition besides the OS+programs one.
At the moment 4 partitons are already in use.
First a 450MB recovery partition, second a 260 MB EFI partition, third the 920GB OS partition and fourth a 10GB recovery partition.

Now that I've made recovery DVD's with 'Toshiba Media Recovery Creator' , I can safely remove the recovery partition right?
Can you only do this from external media like with Diskpart or Gparted ?

The need for this partition is for media files; fotos, docs,music, movies etc.

What is the best way to about this?
cheers, boris.

Answer:Satellite C855-2HW: Win 8 - Can 10GB Recovery partition be removed?

> Now that I've made recovery DVD's with 'Toshiba Media Recovery Creator' , I can safely remove the recovery partition right?

Yes. After changing partitions structure probably you will not be able to use HDD recovery installation anymore. This was the case in the past. Anyway, now you have recovery DVDs and you can install recovery image using these DVDs.

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Actually i would like to delete the recovery partition on my new Satellite P855 by using diskpart. Now i have to problems/uncertainty (of course i already created the recovery dvds):

1: Whe i look in Disk Managment on my Windows 8, there are 2 recovery partitions !? one small at the beginning of the disk (450 MB) an one bigger at the end of the disk (8.66 GB). I am a little confused about that. Isn't there usualy only one recovery partition? Are these both recovery partitions from toshiba for windows 8?

2: I read somewhere, that there can occure problems with the system by deleting the recovery partition. is there any risk if i delete the two recovery partitions mentioned above? (besides that i do not have the recovery files on the harddisk anymore) Could this affect the stability or the ability of the system?

As I don't want to risk, that i crash my system, i hope someone knows about this!

Thank you guys

cheers
kdar

Answer:Satellite P855 and Win8 - would like to delete the recovery partition

And why you want to delete the recovery partition?
Its better to leave it as it is in cases you would like to recover the notebook back to factory settings.

> 1: Whe i look in Disk Managment on my Windows 8, there are 2 recovery partitions !? one small at the beginning of the disk (450 MB) an one bigger at the end of the disk (8.66 GB). I am a little confused about that. Isn't there usualy only one recovery partition? Are these both recovery partitions from toshiba for windows 8?

I assume one has been created by Win 8. it contains files to repair the system in cases something would be wrong? the last partition seems to be from Toshiba containing the recovery image files.

> 2: I read somewhere, that there can occure problems with the system by deleting the recovery partition. is there any risk if i delete the two recovery partitions mentioned above? (besides that i do not have the recovery files on the harddisk anymore) Could this affect the stability or the ability of the system?

Deleting the Toshiba partition should not (usually) affect the notebook system ability but nevertheless you should create a recovery disk BEFORE deleting anything on the HDD.
The recovery disk would allow you to go back to factory settings in cases the system would be muddled up.

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While attempting to recover my laptop I appear to have done the opposite and delete the whole hard drive including the so called hidden recovery partition I used the Toshiba maintenance tool thinking the deletion was just a formatting process and windows would then recover in the process.

I have no recovery media as the manual described what I needed to be in the recovery partition or so I thought. I stopped the process around 3hrs in at 50% hoping to go back and select another option

What can I try at this stage?

Answer:Accidentally deleted the recovery partition on Satellite C855

I?m afraid you cannot do much, especially if recovery procedure was interrupted.
Now you need recovery disc for recovery image installation. Bad thing is that you didn't create one.

I recommend you to order new one and you can do this on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Hi to everybody, my first post in the forum:

I have a Toshiba Satellite L505-10k and I want to do a recovery product. Lucky me I made a recovery dvd with the windows 7 64. I start the process and I think that it is going to be erased my partition because it says to me that is going to be erased "all the hard disk". Is there any solution? Can I just lose my "Local Disk C:"?

Thanks in advance

Answer:Recovery Product on Satellite L505-10k without losing the partition

Hi again,

I'm reading the manual of the laptop and it seems that this model don't give me the option "recover without changing the hard drive partitions". Anyone knows if it's right?

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