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

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

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

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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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Heya

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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so i recently upgraded my hard drive to a new samsung 850 pro ssd 512 gb . i used the samsung migration software and it all went smooth , i checked the newly installed ssd in disk management and it shows that it copied all three partitions which are, 500mb healthy ( recovery partition) .........260mb healthy (EFI system partition) and windows (c 476.18gb NTFS healthy (boot,page file, crash Dump, primary partition) .

everything seemed to be working fine until tonight when i had a ethernet problem which turned out to be one of my ports on my router going bad . but before i realised that all i needed to do was try a different port on my router i tried resetting my pc to factory settings but it would not let me do it with the new ssd drive so i then tried making a recovery usb flash drive but windows said it could not do it because files were missing .
so even though it shows that i have a recovery partition in computer management i cannot use it . i have not got a clue on how to fix this problem with the new ssd . i swapped the old hard drive back in to the pc and tried to make a system recovery usb drive and it worked fine so why cant i do this from the new ssd and why would files be missing from the newly cloned disk ? any help would be great because as it stands i cannot use any sort of recovery on this new ssd not even restore the pc to a early point in time . i will list my pc specs if it helps..

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Answer:cannot use recovery partition on new cloned samsung 850 pro ssd

You need to install MiniTool Partition Wizard Free and assign a drive letter to the recovery partition. Also, in Partition Wizard, right click on the recovery partition and select explore to determine the paths to install.wim and WindowsRE. Then from an elevated command prompt ("run as administrator" command prompt) run:

REAGENTC.EXE /setreimage /path r:\Recovery\WindowsRE

The path in red will be the path to WindowsRE that you find with MiniTool Partition Wizard.

REAGENTC.EXE /setosimage /path r:\Recovery\WindowsRE /index 1

The path in red will be the path to the folder containing the install.wim file (or possibly install.esd)

Then run REAGENTC /enable

Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free

After you get it all set up you can then remove the drive letter from the recovery partition.

For example, my custom recovery partition looks like this:


So, with T: as the drive letter I assigned, my commands would be:
REAGENTC.EXE /setreimage /path T:\Recovery\WindowsRE

and

REAGENTC.EXE /setosimage /path T:\Images /index 1

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Hello Everyone.

I have been searching all over the web for literally weeks and have made tiny incremental steps toward finding my total solution. I have successfully cloned my original factory hdd and the clone boots and runs the laptop just fine. There is one issue, though, for which I still need assistance. The Lenovo Onekey tool is unable to reboot into recovery mode to perform a factory reset. This issue does not exist on the original hdd.

After much research online, I have been able to determine that it is simply a matter of the software being "confused." The program apparently uses information within the reagentc.xml file, to know where on the hdd it will find the required recovery partitions. On the cloned drive, the reagentc.xml file needs to bu updated with the correct location /ID info for the cloned drive.

All I need now are the command line instructions (with explanations, if possible) that will allow me to correctly update the appropriate config file (reagentc.xml), so that Lenovo Onekey can find the required recovery partition(s). I ask for explanations because if I understand exactly what I am typing on the command line, and what each part of the command does, then I will be better armed for any minor issues still needing to be tweaked, and for future situations.

For those interested, I am using a Lenovo G510 i5 Win 8.1 on 500GB hdd. The clone is also 500GB, though of different brand.

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Answer:cloned HDD Recovery Partition Nonfunctional

To paraphrase Mssr Holmes, once all of the lies have been proven, whatever remains, however unlikely, must be the truth.

The most common opinion stated throughout all of the comments in all of the forums to which I posted my query was that of the unlikelihood of a clone functioning differently than the original. So in my attempts to prove them wrong, I decided to verify that the original did not in fact have the same symptom as the clone.

Can somebody tell me which emoticon represents egg on one's face?

Lo and behold, the original now has the exact same issue as the clone, which proves that the popular opinion was correct and that my copy truly is an exact clone of the original.

So now my question should be "why did the original lose the ability to locate and boot into the recovery partition?" But you know what? I don't care. I was only waiting until I finished this particular project before wiping my drive and installing Linux as the primary OS, then using virtualbox to run vpc for any other OS I choose to play with.

I really appreciate all of the feedback I received. Thanks for being such a supportive group!
 

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Hi there.

In the last few weeks, I've been encountering problems accessing the recovery partition of my hard drive. I have bee using this area as a back up section for files I want to keep. Whenever I try to load files from this area, they work maybe for a moment or two, then the system completely freezes, and the only way to power down the computer is to hold the power key for 5 seconds. I am trying to now create recovery discs, but this is not working either, as it is crashing very early in the process. I have tried copying the files to the working partition, but I am struggling to move 4 of the actual recovery files. Even if I do succeed in moving them, I have a couple of questions:

1. If I get the HHDRecovery folder copied to my desktop, can I direct the Recovery Disc creator to this new folder instead?

2. Given that it is only this partition that seems to be the problem, does anyone think that fully formatting and removing all the partitions will actually solve the problem, or is it more likely that I'll need to buy a new HD anyway.

Any help is much appreciated, even more so if anyone knows an easier way to move the files!

Many thanks in advance.

Kris.

Answer:Equium L350-10L Faulty Recovery Partition

Hello

The first part of your posting is a little bit confusing for me. I don't know what kind of ?recovery partition? you are writing about.
Your notebook was delivered with two visible partitions. First partition C where was preinstalled Operating system and second partition D where was saved ?HDDRecovery? folder with recovery image you can use for operating system installation. So what you mean under ?recovery partition? is not understandable for me.

Back to your questions:
# No. Recovery disc creator works with ?Factory settings? only (factory state)
# Best solution for you is to install operating system again using original Toshiba recovery image. You can do this using HDD recovery installation or using created Recovery installations disc. if I understand your posting right you don't have this disc and HDD image installation doesn?t work too.

Can you confirm this?

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Hi all,

I recently got a base-model Asus G750JS with Win 8.1 and bought a separate SSD with the intent of migrating the original setup onto the new disk. I read up on how to migrate and opted to go with AOMEI Partition Assistant as my partition cloning tool. I've copied all of the partitions to the new disc, and Windows is bootable and works as desired, but the cloned recovery and restore partitions do not. Since the computer did not come with a recovery DVD or even a serial number for the Windows, I'd like to find a way of keeping these recovery/restore partitions in place should anything happen to my OS in the future.

I encountered no errors when cloning these partitions onto the SSD, but Windows does not recognize them when I try to explore options like "System Refresh". If I launch the Windows Recovery Media Creator tool from control panel, it greys out the option to "Copy the recovery partition" and, when I try to create a new recovery partition, tells me that "Some required files are missing".

I noticed that there were some flags on the original recovery/restore partitions that labeled them as "Restore" type drives, whereas the new cloned partitions are just regular partitions (although I set them to be hidden). Could that be the source of the issue, and if so, how would I set those flags?

Thank you in advance!

Answer:Making cloned recovery partition usable? (SSD migration)

PS: Here is how my partition table looks now. The SSD is disk 0 and the circled partitions are the clones that are now not being recognized. Disk 1 is the source HDD. You'll notice that the recovery/restore partitions on that one have drive letters and no special flags anymore...that's because I had accidentally deleted them earlier (after the cloning process was successfully completed), and though they've been restored, the flags have not.

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HI all,

I want to reinstall Vista without touching the second partition which is full of data.
Will i be able to do that with this procedure? http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD9102IR0000R01.htm#

The confusing part is when it says in explanations that the *whole hdd* will be formatted (step 2) but on one of the pictures it is written that only data on C: will be erased.
I have Satellite L350, and the hdd recovery procedure is the same as on the tutorial linked before (I didn't go all the way obviously)

Answer:Satellite L350 - want to reinstall Vista without touching second partition

Hi amigo

I have tested how it works and from my experience I can confirm that when you use HDD recovery procedure as described in Toshiba document all data saved on second partition won?t be deleted.

Just if you use recovery DVD (please create one) the whole HDD will be formatted.

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

Laptop will not switch off now and no keys work .

Help!!!

Answer:Cannot use recovery disc for Satellite L350

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

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

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

Answer:Recovery installation on Satellite L350-12C

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

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

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

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

Answer:Satellite L350-144 - Second Recovery disc

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

What does it say on the Disc label?

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

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

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

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New here so firstly, hi to all.

Need some advice if possible please.
I have just got a new L350-170 laptop with Windows Vista Home Premium.
I have gone thro' the install process and created the recovery disks with the toshiba program as well as getting it thro' the post.

What i would like to do now is to create a complete back up image of 'c' drive now that i have installed additional programs and adjusted settings to get the laptop how i want it.

I tried acronis true image but laptop will not boot from the restore cd, even tho' cd/dvd is set in bios as 'first boot'.
Says it cant find the 'boot partition' and assume it is something to do with the toshiba restore program not being bypassed.

Is there a 'ghost-type' program that will allow me to create an image and then boot from disk so i can restore everything from the created image and therefore not lose everything i have painstakingly installed?

I assume that if i try to use the toshiba program again, it will only reproduce the original install.
I hope someone can advise.

TIA

Answer:Satellite L350-170: Backup image creation of system partition

Hi!

The Toshiba recovery disk does only set the notebook back to the factory settings. It?s not a backup program like Acronis but with the recovery disk you have Windows installation with all drivers and tools from Toshiba.

Which Acronis True Image version do you use? I use version 11 and I have no problems on all my laptops and PCs. It works perfect.
Maybe you should make an update.

Did you set the SATA mode in BIOS to AHCI or compatible? Maybe you need a SATA driver when you did set it to AHCI but I think in the newest version from Acronis you don?t need one.

I hope I could help you a little bit and if you have any problems, let me know it.

Bye

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Hello

my laptop works with Vista and Toshiba TEMPRO. This program gives a warning: "1 of your harddisk partitions is filled with data more than 75%. From 465,76GB total memory only 76,13GB is free".
The joke is that my harddisk of total 320GB is separated into 2 partitions of 148GB each. 1 partition has 86,44GB free space, the other has 109,75GB free space, checked with Windows Explorer.

Why TEMPRO gives this warning? How TEMPRO finds 466GB on a harddisk of 320GB? Is TEMPRO a failured program? Has anybody of this forum experience with TEMPRO?

Many thanks for answers
Digihase

Answer:Satellite L350-20H - TEMRPO warning message about full partition

hi, mate

tempro is a funny program :) my advice is to remove it and be happy. You can find many threads in this forum about tempro that offers to install updates and the system stops working, then

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi all,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


I can?t see that I?m doing anything wrong as all i do is put the dvd in the drive and restart the laptop with F12 to boot off the recovery DVD and follow the on screen commands.
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Answer:Recovery disks not working for Satellite L350

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

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

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

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

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

Hi

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

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

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Got this L350-212 running Vista Basic.

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

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

Thanks in advance

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

Hi buddy,

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

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

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

Any advise?

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

Hi

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

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

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Hi,

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

There is nothing wrong with the computer or any error messages

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

with grateful thanks

Myke

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

Hello Myke

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

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

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

Does it work for you?

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Hi

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

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

Thanks
Jackie

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

Hi

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

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

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

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

Thank You,
John B

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

Hello

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

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

Greets

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

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

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

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

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

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

Message was edited by: RandyRoberts

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

Does anyone have any advice?

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

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

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Help, please.

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your help.

Answer:Satellite L350 - Question about Recovery disk creation

Hi

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

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

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

Bye

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

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

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

Hello

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

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

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

Any advice would be helpful.
Thanks

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

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

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

Greetings

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for reading sorry for so much reading to do

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

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

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

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

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

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

any 1 out there know of downloads

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

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

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

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

Option 1 presents the Startup Repair dialogue box;

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

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

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

Can someone please help!

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

Try this:

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

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

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

Bye

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Hi

Can anyone help please?

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

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

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

Many Thanks

Si

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

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

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

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

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Hi

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

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

I don't know what to do now .

Thanks for any help.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Snen,

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

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

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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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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'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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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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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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Ok, I cloned my Drive (C) which is Windows 7 to Drive (D) because I want to dual boot Vista on this computer, and the Vista disk will only install on Drive (C)

When I cloned my Windows 7 to Drive (D), it acts like its still working with Drive (C)... Anytime I make a change, such as deleting a file from the downloads list, it will delete it on the Windows 7 on the other partition.

Example, I'm running the cloned version (D), and when I delete one file, the same file on Drive (C), which is the source of the clone, gets deleted as well.

BUT, If I'm running the Source Windows 7, (C), and I delete a file, it won't delete in on the Cloned version of Windows until I boot to it.

Answer:Cloned Partition has a Problem with source partition

did you need to open another thread?

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So I'm having a lot of trouble doing my Win 7 to Win 10 upgrade (long story, other threads here), and then I realized that if I screwed up, I could damage my Windows partition , which also contains like 100+ GB of installed programs (but no real user data). I figured that I should do all my experiments and trials on a spare copy of that partition.

My Windows C: partition is on an SSD, but I cloned that partition to a spare HDD. When I try to boot off the HDD, it still wants to boot off the SSD. How do I get that HDD to boot up properly?

x509

Answer:How do I boot off the partition I cloned, not the original partition

From a Command Prompt (Admin) try running the following:

bcdboot C:\Windows /s C: /f BIOS

The drive letters in red will be the drive letter to the HDD windows partition.

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So I'm having a lot of trouble doing my Win 7 to Win 10 upgrade (long story, other threads here), and then I realized that if I screwed up, I could damage my Windows partition , which also contains like 100+ GB of installed programs (but no real user data). I figured that I should do all my experiments and trials on a spare copy of that partition.

My Windows C: partition is on an SSD, but I cloned that partition to a spare HDD. When I try to boot off the HDD, it still wants to boot off the SSD. How do I get that HDD to boot up properly?

x509

Answer:How do I boot off the partition I cloned, not the original partition

From a Command Prompt (Admin) try running the following:

bcdboot C:\Windows /s C: /f BIOS

The drive letters in red will be the drive letter to the HDD windows partition.

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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.

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

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

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

Answer:Satellite NB550D-109 - Recovery partition

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

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

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

Thanks for any help!!!!!

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

Hi nina,

Use the Expert Modus with the recovery CD.

You make a Partition with the recovery CD

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

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

I Hope this is a Help

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

Answer:Satellite L850 and recovery partition

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

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

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I'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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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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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 want to use my toshiba recovery CD to insatll XP in one partition C of my HD, rather than installing it on HD as a single partition C. I have prtitioned my HD into 4( C, D, E and F) by GParted liev CD and my OS is now in C drive, no loss of data. Just I want to reinstall OS in C partition via recovery CD. T

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

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

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

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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, 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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

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,
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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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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Hello,

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

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

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

Please help!!!

Answer:Cannot enter recovery partition on Satellite L450D-119

hi,

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

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

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

You can order it for money:

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

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

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

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


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

Message was edited by: melauf00

Answer:Satellite A300 - Recovery partition is lost

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

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

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Hi

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

What I can do?

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

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

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Hi all,

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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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toshiba satellite l655-128

my recovery partition crash

i need CD/DvD/Usb recovery

where i can get it??

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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