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Satellite C660 - question about recovery media

Question: Satellite C660 - question about recovery media

I have ordered the recovery media for my Daughters laptop. Does any one know if this returns it to factory settings including pre installed software and drivers as the e-mail just says Windows 7.

Cheers

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Answer: Satellite C660 - question about recovery media

> Does any one know if this returns it to factory settings including pre installed software and drivers
Yes. After recovery image installation notebook will have original ?factory settings? as on first start after purchase.

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Hi

I require the recovery media for a Saellite C660 1F1. If any one would know where I could download or purchase this I would be very great full.

Thanks

Answer:Satellite C660-1F1: Where can i purchase the Recovery Media

Hi

Almost all threads in the ?Toshiba Product Recovery forum? contains this link to the page where you can order a recover disk for a Toshiba European notebook series ;)
http://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Hi
Ran the recovery option on a C660 laptop from the hidden HD to set it back to the factory built but the re-install failed to complete correctly, now the hard drive as also failed
I can't find the recovery media to rebuild onto a new HD so are the recovery media still available to order as all the links I have found are broken on the Toshiba site

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Hi

i have made the 2 toshiba recocery media disks
i had a virus on my laptop so i i placed the disks in my laptop

i did the following:
- placed disk in laptop
- restarted it
- booted from dvd
- followed instructions
- then it got to copying 2 of 9
- then error: copy of splitpart or crcs failed

can anyone help?

Answer:Re: Satellite C660 - recovery media error - CRC failed

I?m afraid there is no help. Something must be wrong with recovery DVD.
Do you use it for the first time?

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Hi!

I have a laptop from a client, that is a Toshiba Satellite Pro C660-239, and i'm having a strange issue.

The original hard disk failed, and as the laptop is out of warranty, we bought a new hard disk, and ordered the recovery media to this model, from our local toshiba repair assistance.

After the setup copied the files to the disk, the imageX fails when restoring the image files with the error:

"the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable".

The hard disk is new, and i tried also with more 2 hard disks, and also with an external cd-rom drive.

I talked with the support from the local repair assistance, and they told me this occurs because the new hard drive ins't compatible with the recovery media?!

One of the new hard disks i tried, was the exact same model than the original hard disk, and the error still occurs, so the hard disk can't be the problem.

Is there any change of the recovery media is corrupted?

Could also be a motherboard problem?

Thank you

Answer:Satellite Pro C660-239 - Error restoring from recovery media

> Is there any change of the recovery media is corrupted?
Of course this is possible.
In case the HDD is OK, the recovery media could be corrupted.

>Could also be a motherboard problem?
I don?t think so?. I presume the HDD is recognized in BIOS properly and the error message says something about corrupted directory. I guess the disk directory is meaning and I think media should be replaced.

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I spend some hours to try to create the recovery disks for my Laptop (Satellite C660-1DG)

It fails on the second DVD halfway. It just hangs. CTRL-ALT-DEL does not work anymore a cold boot is required to start the thing again.

I tried several DVD's but NOGO each time halfway the second DVD it hangs.

I really need to create these recovery DVD's because Im going to upgrade the laptop to run a Windows Server 2012 install for development purposes.

I thought this would take just a minimum amount of time but... of course...

Any thoughs on any way to get this stuff working?

Answer:Satellite C660-1DG - Toshiba Media Creator Recovery fails creating 2nd DVD

I burned just another disk and it was full of validation errors: hundreds.

So I connected my external DVD writer (NEC ND-3500AG) (firmware 2.1A) and took THE SAME DVD and burned it: presto: no problems: 0 validation errors

So I deduce that the internal DVD writer (TSSTcorp TS-L633C) (firmware TF20) is chunky.

I am still in warranty but... is it any use?

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I have upgraded my laptop to Windows 10 and have since made a USB recovery disk using the Toshiba Recovery Media Creator; my question is will it recover to Windows 10 or the original Windows 8.1?

Also are all the drivers and software recovered?

Thanks for your patience - I'm fairly new to this!

Answer:Satellite P50-C-128 - Windows 10 upgraded - recovery media question

Did you create a recovery USB flash memory stick before the Windows 10 upgrade?

Usually the Toshiba recovery medium would set the notebook back to factory settings… to the same system which was preinstalled at the beginning.

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Hi,

i need a recovery DVD for Satellite C660-2FF. HDD crashed.
Win 7 product key is available.
Who can help? maybe .iso download?

thanks

Answer:Need recovery DVD for Satellite C660-2FF

Recovery image cannot be downloaded and if you need original recovery disc you can order it on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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I need to file HDD Recovery how obtained

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Answer:Re: I need recovery file for Satellite C660-2FF

All you can do is to order new recovery disc.

You can do this on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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I need some help for my sons laptop which is the Satellite Pro C660-1LR.

The hard drive in this laptop completely died, i did not create a recovery disc for this laptops system.
I have purchased a new hard drive which is installed..however as you have guessed i have no access to reinstalling a OS, this laptop runs on windows 7.

I am not really tech savvy so if anyone can advise me please make explain in idiot proof format!! I am trying to avoid having to purchase anything to costly.

Answer:Satellite Pro C660-1LR - New HDD but no recovery disc

> I am trying to avoid having to purchase anything to costly.
Problem is that you don't have many options about that.
If you want to have ?factory settings? again you need recovery installation disc. You can order it on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx Of course it is not for free but, in my opinion, definitely the best solution.

You can buy Microsoft installation disc and install own version. You must buy valid licence for it.
In this case you must install all necessary drivers, tools and utilities additionally one by one.

Just in case that you can get this Microsoft installation and licence for free you can save some money.

Believe me the best solution is original recovery disc order.

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Hi there,

I'm hoping someone can help me or knows what to do. I have Satellite C660-15r it was turned off properly but when put back on it came up with start windows normally as if it has been interrupted, I clicked ok to that but instead of loading it has gone to do some sort of recovery only it hasn't been able to complete this and instead has said there is nothing to recover.

It is know stuck at this and will not go any further says to get system admin to log in however its not allowing to log in or do anything apart from shut down and restart, I have been trying to factory reset but it will not work at all I have tried many attempts with 0 and other options i have been told this doesn't work but I can get up f2 and f8 on load up all that works ok but I cannot find any option to be able to factory reset. it gives me options to recover but they take me to the same screen with no improvements and safe mode will not work.

I hope someone can help me I will be so grateful.

Thank you in advance.

Shell :)

Answer:Satellite C660-15r stucks and no recovery possible

At first I must say that recovery option is available if notebook has ?factory settings?. After reading your posting I don?t know if you still use original OS installation that you got with your notebook or maybe OS preinstalled on your own.

I presume you didn't create recovery media (DVD) using preinstalled Toshiba recovery media creator, right?
In your situation usage of recovery disc could be easiest way to fix this and install original recovery image.

Can you please post exact notebook model?

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Hi there,

Sorry to bother you but I need some help if possible.
I am trying to restore my laptop to factory settings and I am pressing f8.
However I get all the system recovery options but no Toshiba hdd recovery option.

What am I doing wrong?

Answer:Satellite Pro C660-1nq - cant access HDD recovery

>What am I doing wrong?

After pressing F8 button, choose Repair my Computer and in the new menu you could choose HDD recovery as described here:
[How to recover a Toshiba notebook with the HDD recovery procedure|http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD1303440001R01.htm]

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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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Apologies if this is the wrong subforum:

Being the idiot I am, I changed my WIndows Login password and since I use very long passwords, I have no idea what I changed it to. Guessing is out of the question.

So I powered on my laptop while holding the 0 key, which brought me to the Windows Boot Manager screen. I pressed F8 on Windows 7 for advanced options and opted for 'Recovery Mode' as I have used this in the past to install the OS from scratch.

It asks me to select a keyboard layout and then enter my username and password to procede with HDD Recovery. It is this lack of password which is the reason for recovery.

Any advice on what I can do?

Thanks

Answer:HDD Recovery Issue on C660 Satellite

>It asks me to select a keyboard layout and then enter my username and password to procede with HDD Recovery. It is this lack of password which is the reason for recovery.
On this step you must enter your Windows login name and login password. Without right password you will not be able to start HDD recovery installation.

There is second option to install recovery image. You can do it now using recovery DVD. Have you created it using preinstalled Toshiba recovery disc creator?

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I removed the operating system from the C drive in my laptop and now i want to use the HDD recovery to re-install the recovery again
Can I know the right way to make this!!
Thanks.

Answer:Satellite C660-172 and HDD recovery installation

I don't know how you have removed OS from partition C and what have you done exactly and I?m a little bit sceptic this will work but you can try it anyway.

Do it as described in follow document - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD1303440001R02.htm

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I ordered a set of 2 Toshiba recovery CD's and received them yesterday in order to fix this laptop from a Windows breakdown...

[http://www.toshibamea.com/ComputerProduct/4/Satellite_C660-1WN/49674?pageid=4]

The problem arising at start up is that Windows 7 isn't starting up plus that the hard disk doesn't show in the BIOS (the DVD-drive does) and after the boot sequence the following message comes up: ?Reboot and select proper boot device or insert root media in selected boot device? Someone suggested the drive is broken or the cables to the same detached or lose.

The owner says, that the error first appeared after McAfee offered to "remove 15 errors found on the disk". The laptop has never been opened.

When running the recovery CD 1 the boot sequence starts the recovery but initially shows two pop-ups that indicate that the hard disk cannot be found.

First error message - ERROR: IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO \\. \PHYSICALDRIVE0 The device is not ready.

Second error message says something like - There is no access to disk #0 or the RAID configuration isn't correct!

After accepting both messages the prompt hands out the error that also appears in this thread...

[http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=52088]

...and stops at this line...

X:\ windows\ system32 >

...reporting that the recovery failed.

I have fooled around with the advices in this thread...

[http://superuser.com/questions/318322/... Read more

Answer:Recovery CD's do not recover Satellite C660-1WN

(...continued from first post...)

Left to be said is that I also - before I ordered the recovery CDs - ran the second diagnostic DOS tool in the first table to check the disk and got the following report...

- HDD power cable is not properly attached to the HDD

- HDD interface cable is not properly attached to the HDD

- HDD master-slave setting is incorrect

...and equally that no disk could be detected.

My question is now..., what is wrong here? Is it the physical disk that might be the problem? Is it the software? MBR? Can the latter be restored by some command in the prompt? If, then how? Would it be easier to erase the whole disk and then use the recovery CDs? Or won't this work since the recovery CDs can only work with the recovery information on the disk (I assume that this information is only physically on the disk not on the recovery CDs, isn't this correctly understood)?

I am looking forward to any input and help. Thanks in advance.

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I have a trojan on my Toshiba Satellite Pro C660-21f, i no longer have the discs available to reformat the laptop.

Is there any way i can do it without?

Answer:How to reformat Satellite Pro C660-21F without recovery discs?

Can you install recovery image using HDD recovery installation (F8 at start-up)?

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Hi

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

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

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

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

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Is it legal to use another laptop to create a recovery DVD and use it on the another laptop of the same model.
Satellite C660 1J2

Answer:Satellite C660-1J2 - can i use the recovery disk on another notebook

Hi

Purchasing an Toshiba notebook with an preinstalled Windows 7 system, you have reached automatically one Win 7 license.
So you can use this Win 7 on one notebook.

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Hello,

A month ago I purchased a Toshiba C660-1FE. After three weeks my HD broke down. I bought a new HD from Western Digital and replaced the broken HD. As I did not make an recovery image of my HD, I had to order the Product recovery discs off the Toshiba website (3 discs, of which disc 1 and 3 were the only one's required for installation).

Now, I have the problem that my laptop keyboard does not work. I am currently using a USB keyboard and mouse to replace my keyboard and touchpad of the laptop.

The laptop keyboard works fine in BIOS. Therefore, I hope it's just a driver problem.

I have:

tried finding and installing lots of drivers on from the toshiba website, no result.
tried changing settings in the bios (usb enable/disable).
tried to fix the problem by re-installing the entire computer again several times.

The keyboard seems to work until windows loads. When the system is starting up I can press caps lock and num lock and the green lights come on. This all stops working once the windows startup symbol appears.

Perhaps a second problem in the device manager: under the display-adapter, 2 subcategories have exclamation marks: it says Mobile Intel(R) 4 series express chipset family twice! I can't seems to fix these with any drivers I can find either. When I check the settings I have this message (google translate since it was in dutch):

+The digital signature for the drivers for this device is required, can not be verified. Possible after a rec... Read more

Answer:After Recovery with CD Satellite C660-1FE keyboard does NOT work

Hi

Keyboard works in BIOS? this means that the keyboard hardware should be ok and the connection between the motherboard and keyboard is established.

So what could be wrong? Keyboard driver?
Hmm? the keyboard driver is a part of the Windows OS and is installed automatically while OS installation?
I would recommend following:
Go to device manager and extract the point Keyboard.
There you should see something like ?standard PS/2 keyboard?
If you will see a red cross near this device, then this means that the keyboard is disabled.
Usually you should be able to enable this again (in device manager).
If there is no red cross, then I recommend deleting this keyboard from the device manager list?then reboot the notebook. Usually the OS should recognize the removed device automatically and should install the driver too.

Check this.

By the way: it could be possible that you have received a wrong Recovery disk? this could explain the issues after the recover procedure?

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I bought a couple of days a go a new Satellite C660-121. Today I proceeded to make the recovery discs but it fails verifying the first DVD disc.
The error I get is this
http://img231.imageshack.us/i/failedcopy.png/

E:\ is the name of the DVD drive. I use Verbatim DVD-R media, I have the laptop on power supply during the burning process and I tried twice with two different discs and got the same result. How can I fix this problem?

Answer:Satellite C660-121 can't verify the recovery disc

Hello Voger

I have created numerous recovery DVD on several Toshiba notebooks and have never noticed something like this. I have used DVD-R discs only and brands were Verbatim or TDK.

Unfortunately I cannot give you answer what does this message means but you must try to repeat DVD creation. If possible try with TDK.
If the same happen again I recommend you to recovery your notebook using HDD recovery option and try to create recovery discs again.

Sorry but I don?t see any other possibility at the moment.

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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
I have tried to restore a Satellite C660 to factory settings due to it be extremely slow to start up.

Using the Toshiba original recovery discs the process gets partway through and then gives the following messages...

Error restoring image
The device is not ready

ERROR: ImageX could not apply Win7 V:\HDDRecovery\SWImg\15489XSP.swm Index 2 from HDD to C:!


Can anybody advise?!
Thanks

Answer:Cannot install recovery image on Satellite C660

Unfortunately there is no some ?workaround? to force recovery image installation to run properly.
All you can do at the moment is to set BIOS to default settings and try to use recovery disc again.
Be sure disc is clean.

Do you use recovery discs for the first time?

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Hi folks,

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

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

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

Any ideas.

Thank you

Nigel

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

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

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

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

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Hi,

laptop was accidentally dropped, worked okay at first but now won't load,
using f12 key to boot menu, the screen says,

pxe-e61 media test failure-check cable.
also pxe-m0f; exiting
pxe rom, operating system not found. can anyone please explain waht this means?

Answer:Satellite Pro C660-v10 does not boot: pxe-e61 media test failure

The codes you are getting relate to the computer "setting itself up" before loading Windows and finding either what must be there missing or something that the BIOS says is there but missing. I believe the "check cable" message is generated when the pre-execution enviroment (pxe) looks for a device on a known connection and gets no response. This could be that a cable is not connected or the cable is perfect but the device is "broken" and is not responding to the pxe request.

I don't know anything about c660.
Can you access the BIOS? - is there anything greyed out or missing.
Can you change the boot order so that the CD is first and then see if the computer can start to run from a Windows CD.

(I would think its the HDD - I would think a mechanical device is more likely to give up than the electronics)

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Hello all,

I have a Toshiba Satellite C660. I am trying to restore the laptop to the initial condition by the simple HDD Recovery. I have lost my old recovery disks. After completing first few initial steps, it goes to 'finishing installation' page and then gives an error message. After clicking to the dialog box 'ok' it resumes as 'Finishing installation' again. And now it has been almost 2 hours. It is still there. No improvement. What should I do ?

If I turn off the computer will my windows be completely destroyed?

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Hi

I'm trying to create Recovery Disks using Toshiba's Recovery Media Centre for my new Satellite Pro C660-111. However, I've tried three times now and it gets about a third the way through the first of two disks and comes up with the following error:

E:\Boot\bcd missing
(Error Code 020123-F1-00000000)

Help please! What am I doing wrong?

Many thanks
Franki

Answer:Satellite Pro C660-111 - Error when creating recovery DVDs

Hello

What kind of blank DVDs you are using for creating Toshiba recovery disk?

Maybe the error is related to the disk? I have used Verbatim DVD-R mediums and had no problems to create the disks.

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I cannot create a recovery disc using Toshiba image. DVDs are rejected as blank when they are empty. DVD R/W burns OK with Microsoft and Nero software. How do I get a fix for this problem? TIA garrym

Answer:Re: Satellite C660-10T Problem creating recovery disc

Toshiba recovery disc can be created with preinstalled ?Toshiba recovery media creator tool? ONLY.
So I don?t understand why you use Microsoft and Nero software.

Have you checked User?s manuals document and chapter about recovery media creation?

For recovery DVD creation I recommend you to use DVD-R empty medias only.

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Hello,

on the laptop TOSHIBA C660, replaced the hard drive and, as a fact, the OS flew down (Windows 7 SP1 HB x 64).
Installed not licensed, there was no way out, on the Microsoft website, to download the image, the key from the laptop is not suitable.

Not a licensed image, there was no desire to put, the assembly is an assembly, naturally installed such an operating system behaved badly, buggy.

Done, and now the laptop does not work.
In the service center installation of OS and drivers costs 3500 rbl.

Offensively. So I'm looking for help on the forum.

Please, kindly request help. Thank you.

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Hi All,

I have a question about the Satellite C660 which I bought a week ago. Now I notice it uses DDR3 1066Mhz RAM, and with technology updating monthly, I am wondering if I was able to upgrade to DDR3 1333Mhz ?

I've read this model is upgradeable to 8GB RAM but cant find a speed upgrade post anywhere.

Answer:Satellite C660 - RAM Question

At first I must confirm that your Satellite can be upgraded up to 8 GB RAM and it is good decision to upgrade RAM to get more performance.
For upgrade Toshiba offers 4GB RAM with part number PA3677U-1M4G, so you can use two of them. This module is 1066 MHz.

Generally speaking you can use faster modules but that doesn?t mean your notebook will be faster than with 1066 MHz modules. If the FSB of mainboard is 1066 MHz faster modules must slow down and will work on defined ?speed?.

If your car can run with 250 km/h but speed is limited to 120km/h there is no much benefit for you, except maybe high gasoline usage. Do you understand what I mean?

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The icon on the bottom toolbar has lost the Windows Media Player icon and I can no longer view any videos. I get a "server execution failed" message. It will not start from the Start menu; all I get is a very brief flash of a new window that then disappears.

The window appears empty but it flashes on and off so quickly it is impossible to be sure. I have not been adding any new programs; only the usual Microdsoft updates. I've tried going back to earlier restore points and also turning Media Features off and on again from the Start menu to no avail.

Any ideas as to what has happened and how I can fix it?

Answer:Satellite Pro C660-21D - Windows Media Player stopped working

Unfortunately I cannot say what is wrong there but you can try to find some Microsoft forum and ask there what can be wrong with this application. Generally speaking I think it is not Toshiba related issue.

If nothing helps download VLC player and enjoy your videos.
For me it is the best player and I use it for the long time already.

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Hello, my Satellite C660 experiences technical problems while playing audio and video. I play 320 kb ripped mp3s in Winamp and usually watch youtube when the audio and video regularly glitch and jolt. These only happen about a second at a time but the noise is very noticeable and unpleasant and happens regularly when I am on my computer.

I thought it could be problem with CPU/memory but I literally only have Chrome and Winamp playing and have turned off a lot of programmes for startup. If there's anything I could do to fix this, any help would be greatly appreciated (even something to make the pauses less loud and noticeable!).

Answer:Satellite C660 - Jolts and glitches regulary while playing media

Hi saurus,

Do you notice this behavior on preinstalled Windows 7 version from Toshiba or is this your own installation?
Furthermore does it happen on internal speakers or headphone? Have you tested both?

It?s not always easy to say what the reason is but in your case I would try updating the sound driver. You can download a newer version on official Toshiba driver download page:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

Before you install the new version remove the old one first. Then restart your notebook and install the downloaded version of sound driver.

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hi there im wondering if anyone can help with this issue, coming from old school computing where it was a pain the backside to sort things out but you sort of knew where you were, i no longer know where i am!
by this i mean why the hell do modern machines/manufacturers make it harder to sort out problems!!!???

I HAVE UPLOADED SOME IMAGES ONTO MY WEBSITE (to use the space!) the address is my own and there is no dodgy content or threats on there so feel free to have a look to see if you can help!

my 10 month old toshiba satellite c660-2ef has decided to un recognise the HDD by itself and after checking the fixings cables and a good visual check , i have gone as far as buying a new SSD to replace the old drive as its died, this didnt work either.

http://www.ukamateurpokerplayers.com/laptop1.JPG

according to other forums my bios may be corrupted but i cannot find a fix as i cannot flash it to phoenix v2.0 in dos as it is

http://www.ukamateurpokerplayers.com/laptop2.JPG

i have tried to put the laptop into crisis mode by depressing fn and B buttons on start up and reflash the bios but this is to no avail as i cannot find a correct or an easy procedure to get phlash16.exe working from a bootable USB drive and flash it via that method as it is currently the only one open to me

not that im familiar with using phlash16 but it just gives me a himem error message ??? lost here even if its the right version for my c660-2ef

http://www.ukamateurpokerplayers.com/lapt... Read more

Answer:Satellite C660-2EF - error on startup what is PXE-E61 media test failure

progress, got v1.6 working and disabled option for PCI-LAN in cmos now it just says operating system not found

how on earth do i reinstall windows to my pc without a recovery disk and now theres absolutely nothing on my HDD?

downloaded win 7 home premium and put onto a cd, wont pick it up

modern computing is so lame give me xp and a desktop anyday

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Hi,

1st time forum poster so be gentle please!

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

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

Thanks in advance

Rob

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

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

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Hi all

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

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

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

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

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

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Please can anyone help. I tried using my recovery disks to restore my notebook when it kept failing to start properly. The disks did not work so I purchased a set of disc from Toshiba on this website. I still have the same problem.

Is it the hard drive failing or something else?

If I purchase a new hard drive will the recovery disks work if the hard drive is not exactly the same as the one that came out?

Answer:Satellite C660 - recovery disk fails error 1117

Hi

Did you think about the HDD?
It could be a HDD malfunction that does not allow you to install the system.

I recommend checking the HDD for some possible issues.

There is a nice tool called Drive Fitness Test. You can use it for HDD check.
Google simply to get the software.

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I have a brand-new Satellite Pro C660. It worked fine for a day, now it won't load windows. I didn't get around to creating the recovery disks as I've only had it a few hours (yes, yes, I know, should have been the first thing I did). All the data is present (but backed up to USB just in case) and I can see the HDDREcovery folder with all data intact. However, I can't run the app to create recovery disks. Does anyone know how to extract the images and create the media using only the command prompt? (I can get into command prompt by booting from a friend's Win 7 disk). All boot options from the laptop's own drives fail. It says "Windows Failed to Load", and I try Startup Repair but it doesn't find any errors. Any help/thoughts on this will be much appreciated!

Answer:Re: Satellite Pro C660 - How to make recovery disk with command prompt?

Hey,

It?s not possible to create recovery disk with command prompt. You have to use the Toshiba recovery media creator on Windows.

Now it?s too late for you but you can order such a disk here:
https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Over a year ago i have changed to windows 10 (not aware that my laptop is not suitable for this)
It worked fine untill Microsoft started the Windows10 anniversary upgrade 1607.
each time this will result in unbootable system and in need of external recovery to window 10 version 1511.
blocking updates is not simple in Windows10.
I would like to revert to window 7.
The harddisk is error free and there are 4 partitons available:
Partition 1: System 399MB
Cannot use this to parttion install official windows7 from microsoft
Partition 2: Windows 232MB Primair
Partition 3: 786MB OEM reseverd
Partition 4: Data 232MB Primair

pressing 0 at startup does not reset to the original sw

Help appreciated,

greetings

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Strange problem. My Satellite C660D-1FM was doing a bunch of updates from Microsoft (hadn't done any updates for ages as it was used by my daughter and not connected to the internet) and after they had completed it rebooted and I got the Toshiba splash screen and then nothing. Holding F8 gives the same problem, tried holding the '0' key while powering on and that was the same. Connected an external monitor and it's the same. I can get into the BIOS and everything looks fine.

So, thinking the hard drive might be faulty I fitted another hard drive and fully installed Win7 from a Microsoft DVD (SP1 and all updates) and everything works. I then thought I'd try and restore the laptop to default factory settings using the Toshiba recovery DVD's which Id created. All worked fine during the install, all 3 DVD's installed and it went through the setup procedure, laptop got to the end when it wanted to reboot, rebooted and now back to the same error - Toshiba splash screen is ok but then it just goes blank. To convince myself I wasn't going mad I then re-installed Win7 from my Microsoft DVD and it installs fine, does all updates and has worked all day today with no issue.

Anyone any idea what's going on?

Answer:Satellite C660 - blank screen after recovery image instalation

Hmmm... something like this should not happen.
Do you use recovery discs for the first time?
Have you noticed the same result on both HDDs?

Problem is that there is no much to do about that and there is no way to change anything while recovery installation runs or later when windows setup is in progress.

Try to set BIOS to default settings and simply try to install recovery image again.

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

thanks

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

Hi

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

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

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Hi i purchased the C660/01C, unsure wot OS to select 32 bit or 64 bit. It will mainly be used for applications such as office, accounting and abode suite. and surfing the net.
the spec's for the laptop are here:
http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/en/product/XC7798

I probably will upgrade the RAM... if that helps

Answer:Question about Satellite C660/01C Notebook

You can use 32 or 64bit. Both of them are OK and good enough for your ?daily activities?.
Anyway, more and more notebooks were delivered with 64bt OS versions so I think you should install 64bit version too.

I don?t know how it works in NZ but try to create recovery discs for both OS versions.
RAM upgrade is good idea. According notebook specification it has 2 GB RAM only. 2 GB more and with 4 GB RAM notebook will run fine.

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Hi

I have just started to use my new Satelite pro c660-21d

My desktop has drive c,d,u,s
C being windows 7, D Vista
The U drive is 342 meg in size

I did not want the drive in two 230 gig disk so without thinking shrunk drive C to 70 gig and drive D to 10 gig (this is the recovery primary partition

I now have two empty partitions of 170 Gig (from drive c)
and 214 Gig (from drive d)
But windows will only allow me to add one as a user drive
it says can not have more than 4

The reason being there is a Active recovery partition with no letter.

I can not unshrink either drive C or drive D so i am left with 170 gig of unused space.

I suppose one way would be to lose the 10 gig data disk which contains the recovery software but then i have no backup.

Any suggestions as to what i could do to get round this problem.

I am now running the Create recovery disks (2 of them) so maybe i could remove one of the partitions after.

Answer:Satellite Pro C660-21D: question regarding partitions on the HDD

I am not sure why it was replied to instead of edited but if the recovery disk creation completes with nor errors what can i remove from the hard disk?

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I have a Satellite C660-10D that is within 1 Year Warranty that has suddently decided it doesn't want to boot up and gives a strange noise that sounds mechanical.

I've tried F2 & F11 options during boot but I keep coming back to the same messages whatever options I try:

Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller v1.23 (07/28/10)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM
Operating system not found.

I can't get past this & get the laptop working, which leads to my second problem.

It is within warranty so I thought I would log for repair. The Serial number is recognised in the Support My Product section. But when I try to enter it in the repair section it says

ERROR: Serial Number not valid.
Please check and re-try.
Then gives a number to call that only works weekdays.

So I have what appears to be a broken laptop that I can't currently log for repair.
If you are able to help with either of these problems it would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Satellite C660-10D Operating System Not Found PXE-E61: Media test failure

Hi

I?m quite sure that the problem is related to the faulty HDD.
This would also explain the mechanical noise while booting.

The PXE-E61: Media test failure appears because the notebook tries to boot from LAN.
Why? Because the HDD could not be found and the CD/DVD drive does not contain a bootable disk.

So BIOS switched to LAN?

Therefore the HDD replacement should help you to sort out this issue.
If the warranty is valid, get in contact with an local ASP in your country. Maybe you could get a HDD which could be replaced easily?

Here is a database with all ASPs worldwide:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com -> Support & Download -> find a authorized service partner.

By the way: here are nice short movies hwo to replace a HDD:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/forum.jspa?forumID=116

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This is my second attempt to recovery using the hidden image. The first attempt hung at an earlier point Loading Windows 7 ;( However on this attempt it has been over an hour on the "Setup is starting services" screen with a moving light under it.

Does anyone have any reasonable idea how much time this process takes? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Satellite C660-1F1 Toshiba HDD Recovery "Setup is starting services" hang?

Powered off after 2 hours.

Seems that it could be BIOS version currently 1.2 needs upgrade to a more recent version so I'll have a look at that. Also possible issue with bootrec maybe.

I'll update later :)

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I have C660-15r laptop and the motherboard is no longer working, the part number is la-6841p,
I have seen one for sale.

My question is if I buy this plug it in will the be any issues if so what will the issues be thanks,

Also does anyone no of any other motherboards that are compatible with this laptop and if so what are the part numbers, many thanks,

Answer:Satellite C660-15R motherboard replacement question

Well, the notebook motherboard replacement isn?t easy. Its more tricky as for example on desktop PCs.
First of all its really difficult to disassemble the whole notebook and secondly; after motherboard replacement the DMI string needs to be updated.

The DMI code is programmed into each motherboard and the DMI string contains info about the notebook like; serial number, model number, etc?

Without such update, some software which requires such info may not work properly. Also notebook recovery might not be possible.

Therefore such replacement should be done by a notebook technician.

> Also does anyone no of any other motherboards that are compatible with this laptop and if so what are the part numbers, many thanks
You have to use the motherboard released for Satellite A660 series.
Don?t think other motherboard would be compatible.

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I'm trying to fix this laptop for a girl I know, I've built machines and fixed many before and this is my first time needing help but I am stumped.

Basically she told me her hard drive had stopped working, this was verified by a third party. I told her what hard drive to buy, she got it and I installed it.

I initially tried to install windows 7 from a USB, it was recognised in the but I was getting a failure.

I assumed something was up with the USB so tried to install from CD which is also failing:

[ CD/DVD&nbsp;&nbsp; TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L633C] is failed<br><br>The hard drive is recognised.

I have tried changing the SATA controller mode to compatibility, which is the only other option from AHCI

Somewhere it pops up Media Test failure, check cable but very quickly so I barely can read it, but CD, hard drive and USB's are all recognised.

Any thoughts? I've had this laptop for a couple of weeks now, she is getting understandably impatient, please help :/

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Hello

I would like to know if it was provided on the Satellite model C660-22V power module added memories ram wifi blutooth and more particularly to a dedicated graphics chipset.

I ask this because I am unable to run of download my "work" was know in Lightwave 3D 9.6 from NewTek ("_") and fusion 6.1 from eyeon software.
evryones to be dongled.

It seems that these two programs is the nessecit? dedicated memory.
Thanks for helping...

Answer:Satellite C660-22V - dedicated graphic memory question

To be honest your message is a little bit confusing.
The notebook seems to support the Intel HM55 HD Graphic chip and a part of the main memory would be shared by the graphic chip too.
Is this info useful?

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Sorry for such a dum question but I have dial up internet (living in rural France).
Could someone tell me what I need to buy to be able to use my dial up connection (there doesn't seem to be a built in modem).

I would also like to be able to use the wifi internet at MacD's what do I have to do to be able to do this ?

Thanks for any help ;-)

Answer:Satellite C660/C660D - Dial Up Modem and Wi-Fi Question

Hi LaVidalerie,

To setup an dial up internet connection you need an external modem like [THIS|http://www.amazon.co.uk/Zoom-56k-V-92-External-Modem/dp/B00294EQ5U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1302532267&sr=8-1] one. You can connect it to your computer via USB port and then you can plug in the phone cable.

Regarding the WLAN connection: I don?t know what you mean with ?MacD?s? but you should ask the local system administrator how to setup the WLAN connection and what settings are required.

Check this!!!

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Some of drivers conserning this laptop are outdated compared to latest drivers on device manufacters site. Is it safe to use these newer drivers or is it recommended to stick with the older drivers that are on Toshiba site?

And second question: Is there a way to getting memory working the fastest possible supported? BIOS options don?t include any options for memory settings. Why is the memory running that low mhz on default? CPU-Z is showing that the current dram frequency is 532,2mhz. What is the maximum, is it 667mhz? Surely it can?t be 1 066 MHz as promised in specs?

Answer:Satellite C660-1F1 - Question about newer drivers and memory speed

Hi cryogenized,

> Some of drivers conserning this laptop are outdated compared to latest drivers on device manufacters site. Is it safe to use these newer drivers or is it recommended to stick with the older drivers that are on Toshiba site?
Why you want to update your drivers? Do you expect a performance boost with newer drivers?

Generally speaking with the official drivers from Toshiba you are on the safely side because they are pretested. So you can make sure they work properly and don?t cause any hardware damages. Installation of other drivers happens on your own risk!

> And second question: Is there a way to getting memory working the fastest possible supported? BIOS options don?t include any options for memory settings. Why is the memory running that low mhz on default? CPU-Z is showing that the current dram frequency is 532,2mhz. What is the maximum, is it 667mhz? Surely it can?t be 1 066 MHz as promised in specs?
The notebook is equipped with 1066 MHz DDR3 modules and the RAM speed is depending on FSB of CPU. If your CPU is throttling down, the RAM modules will also run on lower speed. On high CPU usage (100%) the RAM modules should run with 1066MHz speed I think.

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Hi,

Can someone please help,

I recently bought a Toshiba Satellite C660/C660D for my nephew, We have forgotten the administrator password and we don't have password reset disk is there anyway around this.

Thanks

Answer:I forgot my administrator password on Satellite C660/C660

Hi

I assume you are talking about windows system password and not about BIOS password. Right?
It?s not very big problem if you forgotten the System password but if you mean BIOS password then you are in trouble because the BIOS password can be deleted just by an Toshiba ASP technicians?

So I assume you mean Windows password? so start the notebook and press F8
Now you can choose Repair my Computer and then choose HDD recovery.
This would start a HDD recovery procedure which would reinstall the system? during the setup you can set anther admin password.

Of course there are some other methods but as far as I know this requires 3rd party software/tools or Win 7 DVD? so I think the HDD recovery is the fastest solution.

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Hello,

I have a Satellite L670 PSK3EE-xxxxx

When I launch Toshiba Recovery Media Creator I have two errors :
Unxcepted error, please close the app and relaunch :

0D00F6-49-00000015
0D0172-49-00000015

Then it displays the soft and ask for 3 DVD...
Any idea why ?
Where Could I download a new version of Toshiba Recovery Media Creator ?

Thanks by advance

Answer:Satellite L670 PSK3EE - Recovery Recovery Media Creator ERRORS

Toshiba recover creator asks for 3 DVDs because three empty DVDs are needed in order to create an Recover Disk!

PS: I found Toshiba Recover Media Creator for download on this Toshiba Australian page:
http://www.mytoshiba.com.au/support/computers/satellite/l670/psk3ea-055017/download?os=25

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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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Hi.
I just buy a new Satellite L50-A-161 with 6 Gb Ram.
When i try to create the recovery disks (3 of 4.7Gb DVD) with Recovery Media, during the verify, after writing the first disk, I receive this error message:

Cannot read file:
D: \EFI \ microsoft \boot \bcd
(error code: 02014F - 20-00000000)

and the process stops.

Is there anyone thath can help me?

These are the spec of my notobook:
Satelliete L50-A-161, 6 GB Ram, Intel Core I7 3630QM-2,40GHz,NVIDIA GEFORCE GT740M 2GB RAM, S.O. W8 64bit.
Ask for more, if nedds.

Thanks

Answer:Satellite L50-A-161 - Recovery Media fails in creat recovery disk

Hmmmm.... there must be some problem with recovery image.
When you open recover disc creator and if there is option for USB media creation please test it.

Maybe you will be able to create recovery USB stick.

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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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I am restoring my satellite c50 using a USB recovery media purchased from Toshiba. About 30% of install am getting an error has occurred 33. Error reported from rcmd!. Any ideas

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My product recovery CD does not work at all, spoke to customer service but no help.
How can I get recovery CD? I bought the machine from UAE, it?s a Satellite M70-122 (PSM70E)

Please help me

Answer:Need Product Recovery media for Satellite M70-122

How do you mean that your recovery does not work?

Which problem do you have exactly or which error message appears when you put the disc into the drive and press "C" to recover your machine?

Would be very interesting to know..

Please give some feedback on that case.

Cheers

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I am looking to buy a stick with the recovery media, but the Toshiba website that I get sent to from the official Toshiba website never loads for me. Anyone have had problems or know a better URL?

https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/

Thanks!

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Hello,
I have a Satellite C50-B-153, the HDD Recovery partition does not work. I then tried my Recovery DVD's but disk 2 failed to load.
I have tried the Toshiba web sites to find out where I can purchase Recovery Media but can not find where to apply.
Can anybody please help.

Regards
navyman

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Hi, anyone knows where can I download a recovery disk image or get a recovery media for my laptop?
The link provided in the support section is obsolete.

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can anyone please help would like to reset laptop back to factory settings so looking for original /copy disc ...thanks

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Hello


unfortunately i need to recover factory default with the recovery Media (3 DVDs which i created with the "Toshiba Recovery Media Creator" Tool before starting the recovery process).

So i boot the Toshiba Recovery Wizard from the Recovery DVDs and choose "Recovery of factory default software", which starts with copying the files from the Disks.

But it will come to a point when it asks me for a further Disk (DVD 4), which i of cause don't have. And when i checked the 3 REcory Disks i noticed that one was not complety written and one was even empty.
(DVD1: 4,4 GB, DVD2: 709,1 MB, DVD3: empty)

i can't repeat "Toshiba Recovery Media Creator" because the Hard disk is already complety erased.

this is why i aks for recovery media.
is it possible to download an iso image?

greetz

Answer:Where can i get Recovery Media for Satellite L855-150

Hmm? that?s strange?
I?m wondering if you received a notification that Recovery Disks has been created properly? Did you?

In my case I received such message that Recovery disk are OK and the procedure could be finished properly.

>is it possible to download an iso image?
Unfortunately, this is not possible

You can order this here:
http://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Hi,

We bought toshiba Satelite pro S500-115, and we are very much dissapointed!!!
In first two months I brought to service three times, because it was freezing up every few hours.
Finally they changed CPU and motherboard.

Then, the major problem appeared.
I couldn't make recovery media before, because of freezing, but now, the official service also deleted the hard drive - just in case....
So, I don't have recovey media, it can't be downloaded, neither the other media from Win7 doesn't accept the number from bellow.

I send the mail for help many times to toshiba headquarters, but they just don't care! I found out that, I must pay extra to get the media - but I allready bought system! This is really shiiit, and I don't suggest to my customers to buy anything from Toshiba.

I really don't like their atitude. they just want to sell, but then they just don't care, *******es!

Answer:Satellite Pro S500-115 - Recovery media

Really sad story mate?
I think you should get in contact with a local ASP in your country.
As far as I know in many (maybe all) European countries you can find Toshiba subsidiary and I think the ASP should be able to forward this to the Toshiba in your country.

Good luck man?

PS: I had some problems with my notebook and my ASP was very helpful. I was very satisfied how the issue has been handled?

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hi !
That's what happening....
i ordered few days ago a media recovery disc, i put that into a laptop and... start recovery step by step and after while that's shows up:

Image tool for Windows


Progress: 100%

Successfully applied image

Unpack Vista OS

ImageX Tool For Windows
Copyright.....

Progres: 2% 12:37 mins remaining
[Warning] C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\vdk150.dll. [Uncompress File: <seq. 90> -> file corrupted in block at offset 01C8A49F]

[Retry] Restoring C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\vdk150.dll again... <GLE = 0>

[Warning] C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\vdk150.dll. [Uncompress File: <seq. 90> -> file corrupted in block at offset 01C8A49F]

[Retry] Restoring C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\vdk150.dll again... <GLE = 0>

[Warning] C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\vdk150.dll. [Uncompress File: <seq. 90> -> file corrupted in block at offset 01C8A49F]

[Retry] Restoring C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\vdk150.dll again... <GLE = 0>

[Warning] C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\vdk150.dll. [Uncompress File: <seq. 90> -> file corrupted in block at offset 01C8A49F]

[Retry] Restoring C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\vdk150.dll again... <GLE = 0>

[Error:1392] C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\vdk150.dll

Error restoring image

The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable


Err... Read more

Answer:Satellite A300D - can't use recovery media

Hi

If you cannot use it contact Arvato where you have order it, explain the situation and ask if you can get new one. I cannot say for sure what the problem is but I can imagine that recovery disc is ?troublemaker?.

What else can be? HDD? I don?t think so.

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Hi
Toshiba L series laptop - L50-B1-1NL
Toshiba Original Recovery media on usb stick
Do I use a usb port2 or usb port3 to install/recover from
regards

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Hi, anyone knows where to download a disk image or get a recovery media for my laptop?
The link provided in the sticky thread is obsolete.

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Where can I purchase/download the recovery media for a Satellite A100?

Answer:Re: Satellite A100 Recovery media

Hi
You can find, and buy the Toshiba service here. The Recovery CD you can use for all Toshiba laptops.

link:
http://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/

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Since my problem getting my laptop to boot up I recently tried to use the recovery discs which I made 2 years ago. The first 2 seemed to load but the last one was rejected ( it was a different make DVD). I have copied it on my old Tosh.L 350 but it still does not work. I suspect that copying does not produce an exact duplicate! Is this reasonable?
Does anyone know where I can get the required recovery media and is it the same for any laptop of the same model or is it specific to mine?
After the recent failure of My C850 to boot up I eventually got the message

Recovery

Your PC needs to be repaired.

Required device isn?t connected or can?t be accessed.

Error code: 0xc000000f

I followed some instructions for this so that my PC should boot up from the CD/DVD drive.but when I try this I get the message

PXE-E61 : Media test failure, check cable
followed by
PXE-M0F : Exiting PXE ROM. No bootable device -- insert boot disc and press any key.

Since the only cable attached is to the power supply does the message about the cable mean that either the CD/DVD drive or hard drive are not properly connected?
Can anyone help please.

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Hello. I need to format a Satellite Pro T130 device, but the recovery partition has been corrupted, and we do not have the recovery media. I have tried acquiring a Windows 7 ISO file from Microsoft to create a boot drive, but they won't allow me to download anything since the provided windows key belongs to an OEM device. What other options do I have to format the device?

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Satellite L50-B-2G2.
Windows 8.1 pre-installed

Where do I find the "Recovery Media Creator" ?
I found a description how to use it but none where to find it....

Paul

Answer:Re: Satellite L50-B-2G2 - Where to find "Recovery Media Creator"?

Start please ?Desktop Assist? > Support & Recovery > and there you will find Recovery media creator.

You can also find it if you use search option.

Check it out please.

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Hello!

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

Where can I buy a recovery backup media?

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

Thanks Tom

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Hi

I have been trying to create the Toshiba recovery discs for my Toshiba Satellite L850-1D5 and I inserted the first disc and the burning started and then verification of the disc. I then got a message to say creation of disc 1 failed. How can I create the recovery discs if I get this message?

Please advise
Many Thanks

Answer:Satellite L850-1D5 - Cannot create Recovery Media

Which empty media do you use?

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Trying to copy in USB memory, using Recovery Media Creator, initial image of Pc; just in case future problems I get this message : Error 040 EAE-02-000000000.
Any idea of what this means?.

Thanks

Answer:Re: Satellite Pro L - Error using recovery media creator

Hello

Have you already tested another USB stick? Probably the stick is defective so the recovery media can?t create successfully.

Also format the stick before using recovery media creator.

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I have recently purchased a refurbished Toshiba Satelite T110-12T and am in the midst of creating some recovery media on 2 x DVD. It is now approahing 2 hours and the gas gauge is still at approx 50% of first disc!

Can someone please advise me if this is normal or should I abort and re-start? What is your experience of the time taken?

Answer:Satellite T110-12T - Creating recovery media

Hi OfficerDibble,

Usually creating the recovery medium takes less than one hour.

I don?t know what?s going wrong on your notebook but it could be related to low quality mediums that you use. I have good experience with DVD-R mediums (NOT DVD+R) from Verbatim and TDK. This always works very well and I would recommend such high quality mediums.

As far as I know Satellite T110 offers also an option to create recovery files on USB stick. Have you already tried this?

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My Toshiba C855-2F3 has juust had its hard drive trashed when Windows 10 had a fit. Recovery functions fail with an unknown error.
I need to reinstall theb laptop and I have no recovery media. I went to the site where you used to oreder it which says its no longer running since 31st March 2017 and it Directs me to the current Tech support site, where after going though all the questions with the automated service, it tells me to order recovery media and directs me back to the first side, which stopped on the 31st Marsh.

Simple question, when do I order recovery media now ????????????

Answer:Satellite C855-2F3 - How to order the recovery media

2 days and not a hint of a reply???????

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I realize that I messed up and erased everything on my laptop but was told that if I ordered the recovery media from toshiba it would fix the problem. I have received two USB flash drive recovery devices and they still won't work. It says that the recovery image failed press ok to turn off the computer. I have tried disabling the secure boot and changing the boot mode from UEFI to CSM and back and changed the boot order to USB first then restarted and selected USB when it asked me where I wanted to boot from.

Toshiba recovery wizard.. restore to out of box state..now recovering.Please wait.. copying files..recovery image failed.

Other recovery options..
start up repair.. cannot repair this computer. Unable to reset PC..a required drive partition is missing.
Drive where windows is installed is locked..unlock the drive and try again.

I'm not sure about the command prompt codes accept bootrec.exe/FixMbr And /Fixboot
Any help besides get a new computer would be greatly appreciated. Warranty is up and I already paid $40for the media and live in a rural area.

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My daughter bought herself a Satellite M45 -S2693 while on holiday in America just over 1yr ago. We now need the recovery media, so I rang the USA support number to be told they *_will not_* post the DVD to the UK. Does anyone know a way round this problem?

Thanks

Answer:USA will not post Recovery Media - Satellite M45-S2693

Hello

I believe you this. Have you asked for the reason?

Way around can be to install your own WXP using Microsoft installations CD. The drivers, tools and utilities you can found on Toshiba US support page http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/su/su_sc_modSel.jsp

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HDD on laptop had died, no recovery media created. Tried ordering from Toshiba website but get following message

"...no recovery media can be ordered, because it comes not from the region of Toshiba Europe, or i's to old for this service..."

Laptop was purchased 2014 from the UK - yes t's old but so is the user.

Can not find a "contact us" section on the website where I can ask the question.

What are my best alternate options?

TIA

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Hello. My laptop came with Windows 8, but I upgraded to 8.1 and then to 10. However, I wanted to return it to its original state, since it worked better for me. But the recovery partition was no more, so I ordered a recovery media USB, which came today.

However, no matter I try, everytime I try to boot from the USB, the computer ignores it and boots Windows 10 instead. I don't know what to do, so please lend me a hand. Thank you.

Answer:Satellite U940-108 ignores recovery media

I finally managed to boot from the USB and install Windows.

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Hey there:

I need a Windows 8.1 Recovery Media for my Click Mini.
An original Windows 8.1 bootdisc from Microsoft don't works for me.
The keyboard, trackpad or touchscreen isn't working for me
in the Windows setup.

The Toshiba download site isn't very helpful. There is no disc image.
The support is also bad in my country. To get a phone number you have
to play with an very helpful "virtual assistant" and then you have
to upload the bill and your full adress. This is really worse.

I hope you can help me there, thanks.

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Hello

I have big problem with my laptop, Satellite C660D-1CU.
When I go to start then all programs and Toshiba, and then Toshiba recovery media creator this message is on the display:

Creating the recovery media is impossible!
Can not find the HDD recovery folder on the second drive of the first hard disk. This computer has no valid environmental restoration of hard disk.


Can someone help me because I really need my pc back to factory settings because I have too many bugs.

Regards
Nicolas

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Answer:Cannot create recovery media on my Satellite C660D-1CU

Such problem occurs if Toshiba recovery creator tool cannot find recovery image on the HDD. There are many reasons for that. Recovery image can be deleted, removed or HDD partitions structure is maybe changed. Just with original settings and original HDD condition this will work.

Unfortunately now you will not be able to create recovery media or start HDD recovery installation.
What you can do is to order new and original recovery DVD for your notebook model and it can be done on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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My dvd/cd drive works fine but satellite s1800 814 won't book from any bootable disc in it windows xp / toshiba recovery disc etc

Answer:Satellite 1800 - cant boot from recovery media

Have you tried holding the "C" key during power on?

Try resetting the BIOS settings, and make sure the BIOS is up to date.

Check the Toshiba website for the latest BIOS.

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I have recently purchased a Satallite L50-C-1FR laptop. I have removed and added many applications. I have used the Recovery Media Creator to make recovery DVDs. During the process the text information says that there is a recovery image on the disk drive. What is not made clear is how my three DVDs work. Are they independent of the image on the disk drive? Furthermore, I made these DVDs after making many changes to the installed applications.

Does the recovery media I have made include these changes?

Answer:Satallite L50-C-1FR - Question about recovery media

When you buy new notebook you will get it preinstalled with recovery image (factory settings). This recovery image is also saved on HDD and when you create recovery discs this image will be copied to the discs.

Please note: all applications that you have installed additionally will not be the part of the package.

One day when you want to have factory settings again please use created discs and install recovery image again. Of course start with DVD number 1 and when necessary (message on the screen) put second or third DVD into ODD and continue recovery image installation.

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I recently purchased a Thinkpad Edge 14 that has a DVD-RAM drive. I would like to use the lenovo utility in the ThinkVantage Tools to make emergency back up discs to retore ther computer to factory state. However when I start the utility, it notes "DVD-RAM is not supported for Disc 1 of the Product Recovery disc set." I'm confused. How do I proceed?? 





Thinkpad EDGE14 0199-23UAMD Turion II P520 Dual Core 2.3 GHZ4GB RAM / Win 7 64bit









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Answer:Create Recovery Media question

Shtevie, welcome to the forum,
 
as the first disc that will be created is the boot disc, about 450MB - waste of a dvd, use a cd instead of a dvd.
 
To be honest I think this may be a left over from the earlier days of R&R, when recovering using the discs booting from dvd was a no-go. (Not 100% sure if this is really still the case). But when a dvd had been used for the first disc it was then necessary to create an ISO from the dvd and burn it to cd on another system which then worked.
 
I'd recommend playing on the safe side; use a cd for the first disc and then dvds for the others.

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Just received my T420s, and performed a system backup for the first time to an external hard drive using the Lenovo ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery application.  How does this differ from creating Recovery Media via ThinkVantage?  Thanks!













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Answer:Newbie question - recovery media

You made a complete backup including your personal files,the recovery media is only a factory image of the HDD.





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Hello everyone, first of all, I don't know if this question should be in this catergory, but I thought this would be the best to post in.

My question is about the Recovery Media Creator procces. I was about to create the recovery DVD and I noticed there are several Recovery Media options (Recovery Media 1 to Recovery Media 3).

My question is, what are the differences between them? Does it matter if I only check one of them so I would need less DVD's or a smaller USB?

Thanks in advance.

PS. excuse my grammar or bad explanation if there is any mistake.

Answer:Question about Recovery Media Creator

Hi

As far as I know there is no difference between the Recovery Media 1 to Recovery Media 3.
This info shows you ONLY the amount of needed disks.
If you create a recovery media using a DVD, you will need probably more than one DVD disk.
In case you will create an USB recovery medium, you will not need different several USB flash memory sticks.

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Hi!

Kindly I got a Toshiba Satellite L655-1HE since a while, and this is not the first one as I have more than 4 Notebooks but I never faced this problem .....

I am trying to run the *Media Recovery Creator tool but it NEVER works!!!!* .....
Is there a way to fix this to be able to create the Media Recovery DVDs ????

Thanks & Best Regards

Answer:Satellite L655-HE Recovery Media Creator does not work

What do you mean exactly by ?Never works??
Are you not able to start this software or what error did you notice?

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I have a 3 year old C650 and the HDD failed. I put in a replacement disk and trie to recover from the media recovery disks I'd created and although it claimed to have re-partitioned the disk and reinstalled windows, windows startup fails when trying to configure devices 'Could not configure windows to run on this hardware'.

After this error the startup sequence goes into an endless loop requesting to start the installation procedure again.

Thinking that my disks may have been corrupt, I ordered a set of recovery disks from Toshiba. Again, these go through the recovery process and again, Windows startup fails in exactly the same place.

Slightly annoying to have spent ?30 for nothing.

I do have a Windows System Image on my external HDD, but I can't get the machine to a point where it will actually boot so I can recover from that.

Any suggestions on how to proceed welcome!

Thanks
Martin

Answer:Satellite C650, media recovery fails after HDD replacement

That?s really strange. I?ve replaced HDD with SSD on my Satellite notebook and installed original recovery image without any problems.

Try to format HDD before you use original recovery disc.
> I do have a Windows System Image on my external HDD, but I can't get the machine to a point where it will actually boot so I can recover from that.
This will not work. You must use recovery disc.

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I?ve recently purchased a Satellite Pro C850 and, after updating Win 7 and setting everything the way I like it, I tried to create recovery media.

However, when I click on Recovery Media Creator in programs, the file "TRMCLcher.exe" cannot be found. Indeed, I cannot find it anywhere on the computer.

In the directory C:/Program Files/Toshiba/Toshiba Recovery Media Creator, there is an application named "toRDC.exe" but this will not run.

Does anyone have any ideas how to get Recovery Meda Creator to run? I?d rather avoid the hassle of using the Hard Disk partition recovery option to return to factory settings if possible, particularly as I?m doubtful Recovery Media Creator will work even then, considering I?ve not deleted or altered any files to do with the program.

Grateful for any help, thanks.

Answer:Satellite Pro C850 - Missing Recovery Media Creator

Take a look at this page:
http://www.mytoshiba.com.au/support/computers/satellite/pro/c850/pskc9a-00t019/download?os=25

Here I could find the Toshiba Recovery Media Creator for Win 7 64bit for download.
Of course if you need 32bit version, you should change the settings in the download form.

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On my new Toshiba Satellite C850-11V there appears te be no TRMCLcher.exe in the map Program Files/Toshiba/Toshiba Recovery Media Creater. This is the application with which I should create DVD's for recovery. Very strange. The rest of the map looks OK. Probably something went wrong while unpacking the software.

Can anyone send me the program TRMCLcher.exe as a ZIP-file, so that I can copy it manually into te map?
Thanks. Herman.

Answer:Recovery Media Creater is missing on my Satellite C850

Hello Herman

In my opinion you should install recovery image again and check it one more time with ?factory settings?.
How to install recovery image using HDD recovery mode you can read on
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD1303440001R02.htm

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I have a Satellite T230D running Windows 7 Home Premium. When attempting to create recovery media using a USB drive, the process starts by advising that the USB drive will be formatted.
At this point it fails with the error code 040EAE-57-00000000. The USB drive is left in an unusable state and cannot be reformatted by Windows.

The HP USB Format utility does manage to reformat the USB drive.
Before starting to create the recovery media application I disabled virus control, the firewall and Internet access to ensure that nothing got in the way. I have tried this twice with the same result both times.

Answer:Satellite T230D fails to create recovery media

Can you please tell us which USB device do you use?
Have you tested it with different USB flash memory sticks?

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Can anyone advise please - I have a new Satellite U840T with SDD and am trying to create Recovery Media using a USB Drive.

The Toshiba 'Recovery Media Creator 'inviotes me to plug in a USB stick with at least 10.4G. So I have inserted a new 16G USB stick. The app clearly does not see this, even though it is recognised by the PC itself, no problem.

When I press 'create' to load the stick, the app just says "The creating process for all media has been canceled" which is not only poor spelling, but completely useless.

Am I doing something wrong, ir is this just a very poor app?

Many thanks..

Answer:Satellite U840T - Unable to create USB Recovery Media

Hi

Did you format the USB stick before starting the Toshiba recovery media creator tool?
Please format the USB stick and then start the Toshiba recovery media creator.

Here are some details How to use the TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD16036F0000R01.htm

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