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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 :)



Answer:Restore recovery partition on Satellite Pro A200


> 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


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Hi folks,

I have a new Satlellite A200 and it will not boot up. Tried running recovery CDs but no joy.
Could someone please tell me, if I selected

'Erase Hard Disk' then 'Delete all data and partitions from the hard disk'

would this also delete the computer's internal recovery partition?

I have the recovery CDs but as I said, they don't work and I was wondering if clearing the HDD completely then running the recovery from the HDD recovery partition would help.

Sorry if this is a basic question for you guys! I've read through hundreds of threads, but can't find a definitive answer.

Thanks in advance,

Answer:Satellite A200 - Does 'Erase hard disk' option remove recovery partition?

> 'Erase Hard Disk' then 'Delete all data and partitions from the hard disk'
>would this also delete the computer's internal recovery partition?

If you mean the hidden Vista WinRE partition then; YES

But don?t worry buddy; The Toshiba Vista recovery CD would format the whole HDD and would erase all partitions but it creates the hidden Vista WinRE partition again on the HDD.


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hi (again)

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

regards mat
thanks for your help

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

Hi buddy,

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

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

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

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

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I've already got Toshiba A200-1M4.
When I open My Computer, I see hard disks C and E.
Where's hard disk D?

How can I make hard disks (C,D and E)?


Answer:Re: Satellite A200-1M4 - Where's HDD partition D?

I presume you have installed Vista on this notebook?
Am I right?

The Vista uses two partitions on the HDD. The C is need for the common Vista OS and the hidden D partition is needed for the Vista restore options and files.

As I said it?s hidden and should be not used!!!

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

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

Thank you

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


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

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

Good luck and best regards

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At me toshiba a200-1m7... System Windows Vista. HDD it is divided on (C: )-75 GB and (D: )-75GB, but for (C: ) - 75 GB it is a lot of... A question: how to divide it here so - (C: )-30 GB and (D: )-120 GB?


Answer:Satellite A200-1m7: How to change the partition size on C and D


As far as I know you can shrink and create the single partition in the Vista ?disk management?.

The ?Disk management? should be found in the ?Administrative Tools?.
There you could try to shrink firstly the ?C? partition and then try to add the free space to the second partition or you can create a new one.

Good luck.

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i have a toshiba Satellite A200-1c3 with Vista. I'm having this problem, my data keep getting deleted, Gigas of files in ?C:? simply disapear and i dont have the tinest clue why because i have good antivirus, firewall etc.

Its very annoying beacause important files just dissapear and i keep getting errors from programs files that just dissapear.
Its a new laptop and allredy having problems. Any suggestion how to solve this problem.

Fabio Gloria

Answer:Satellite A200-1C3: I lost my files on C partition

Hey buddy?, it?s very strange and mysterious issue? I?ve got a long experience in Windows and computer technology but believe me? the HDD files don?t disappear without any reasons?.

So either you have installed something which has deleted or removed the files or you have deleted it accidentally?

Did you try to set the OS to the early time point?
This procedure mostly helps to reset the settings or to get the early system state.

Check this? maybe it helps

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Some of our customer dont't want Vista as OS. Where can we find drivers for XP home for a Satellite A200 ?

Many thx


Answer:Where to find XP drivers for Satellite A200?


Unfortunately Toshiba European driver site does not provide any XP drivers at this time :( I think because this Satellite A series is very new on the market we have to wait for the official release.

But don?t worry buddy :) There is a little hope. I found these useful Forum threads about the A200 XP drivers:
Take a look here:


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Dear Experts.

I am trying to download driver updates for my Satellite A200-204, but i can't seem to find tihs product in the list of products on this website.
Can anyone help me define under which familly of products A200-204 is?

Many Thanks in Advance.

Answer:Re: Can't find drivers for Satellite A200-204

Check the labels at the bottom of the unit!
There should be a serial and model number placed!!!

I think the Sat A200-204 belongs to the PSAE6E family?. But check it too!!!

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I bought this laptop about 3-4 months ago... I can't find support and drivers nowhere on this site. Like it has never been made, searched with google also, but still nothing about it...

Model Name: Toshiba Satellite A200-1JD
Model number: PSAE3E-025017G3

It came preinstalled with MS Vista Home Premium but it works so slow because it has only 2x512MB of ram...

Only 1 DVD came with laptop and it is *Product Recovery disk*... no drivers came, nothing else...

I need Windows XP drivers or at least the full specification of laptop components so I can search for drivers on my own...

Answer:Cannot find drivers for my Satellite A200-1JD

Sorry Milan but it is really not understandable for me.

Please go to Toshiba Download page and choose follow:

- Product type ? Notebook
- Family ? Satellite
- Product series ? Satellite A Series
- Model ? Satellite A200 (PSAE3)
- Short Model No ? PSAE3
- Operating system ? Windows XP
- And click on Search.

Are the WXP drivers there?

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Hi guys

I have Toshiba Satellite A200-1GH. But I cant found drivers in website. somebody help me plz

Answer:Satellite A200-1GH - Can't find drivers

Hi mate,

May I ask you if you have checked the bottom side of your notebook? There you can find a sticker with the short model number and this number you need for the driver list.

I have checked the Toshiba website and it seems that Satellite A200-1GH belongs to the PSAEC series so you have to choose ?Satellite A200 (PSAEC)?.

Check this!!!

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I have a Satellite A200-1CR (Part Number: PSAE0E-02G00YAR) and I cant find my BIOS. I need it to do a crysis recovery disk as I interbted the BIOS update. Any help for finding the file plz?

And any comments on the crysis recovery thing is most welcome :D

thanx in advance every one

Answer:Satellite A200-1CR - Can't find my BIOS

Hi iq860,

On official Toshiba website you can only download the newest version of BIOS but you can find it here: > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

Satellite A200 is a little bit older so you can find it in *Archive*:
*Archive* > Satellite > Satellite A Series > Satellite A200

I hope it helps! :)

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Answer:Satellite A200-24D: Where do I find XP drivers

Did you check the Toshiba European driver page?
All drivers can be found there!

The Satellite A200-24D should belong to the PSAE6E series? Did you check the serial number at the bottom of the unit? Do this!


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Is there WinXP drivers for this notebook?

Answer:Where do I find the XP drivers for Satellite A200-1M8

The Satellite A200-1M8 belongs to the PSAE6 series;
Search on the Toshiba European driver page for the XP drivers:

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I have Satellite A200-1GH (PSACE0) and I cant find ALL drivers for my lap. I have the most problem with Display driver and Bluetooth.

Is there all the drivers on the one place,please?

Answer:Satellite A200-1GH - Where can I find all XP drivers?


You can download all drivers on the Toshiba European driver download page: > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

There you can find the display driver and Bluetooth.

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Hey guys,

I need some help to find the correct drivers for my Satellite A200-AH3. I reinstalled my Windows and now I cant find all of the drivers.

Could you help me find:
- ethernet controller driver
- mass storage controller driver
- modem device on high definition audio bus
- sm bus controller driver


Answer:Satellite A200-AH3 - Where can I find the drivers?


First of all what OS do you have?

As far as I know the Satellite A200-AH3 belongs to the PSAE0C series and therefore you can find all drivers on the Toshiba website:


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Hi, ok; this is a bit embarrassing so I'll get my coat shortly...

I have the above model, an A200 27Z.

but I can't find it any where on the download / support updates area - although I can find it on Google etc.


1. Where do I go for my updates

2. Is my laptop a Satellite model or a Satellite Pro. I believe it was a Satellite but some of the reviews refer to it as a Sat. Pro. - I guess there are two different models etc. (after all, it says Satellite on the laptop!)

Sorry for the silly questions but it's driving me mad trying to get the correct updates / Tempros.

Huge, big thanks.

Answer:Satellite A200-27Z - Where can I find downloads for it?

Hey mate,

I had the same notebook and as far as I know it belongs to the PSAE3E series and therefore you can find all drivers on this Toshiba page: > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

You have to select Notebook > Satellite > Satellite A Series > Satellite A200 (PSAE3)
Check this!!!

Furthermore as you can see it?s a Satellite model and not Satellite Pro.

Any other questions?

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I'm thinking of intstalling Linux to my toshiba notebook, but before I do that I have some questions.

I've noticed that I can do recovery with my recovery dvd, but I also have an hidden partition on HDD.
If I install linux (and change the original partitions) can I still do recovery from recovery DVD I got with my new laptop?
(If I can't what are my options to install linux and still do recovery to Vista later?)

Answer:Satellite A200-10W: Can I recover if I delete the hidden partition

Hi Luka

Yes, you will be able to recover the notebook back to the factory settings if you delete the hidden partition.
In such case you will have to use the Toshiba recovery CD to get the factory settings.
The hidden partition is used by Vista. Vista uses this partition for some backups and repair possibilities.
The usage of recovery CD will format the whole HDD and will also create the hidden partition too.


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As I encountered frequent problem with starting my Satellite A200-TH1 recently, I was advised to use the recovery disks by the vender. When I use it, after the initial two instructions (F12 /enter setup /F9), nothing happened. I selected the CD drive then pressed F9.

Can any one help me to complete the process to get my computer recovered fully?

Answer:Recovery of Satellite A200-TH1


Does your computer try to start from CD or what happens exactly?

Have you tested different bootable disks to check if the recovery disk works properly? You can use a Microsoft Windows disk to test this. If this disk work, your recovery disk is scratched/faulty, otherwise it could be a problem of your CD/DVD drive.

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Is here somebody who knows if Satellite A200-23J has a HDD recovery incorporated ?

Answer:HDD recovery at Satellite A200-23J

I cannot say for sure but I am 99% sure it is delivered with HDD recovery image.
Can you please tell us what is your problem with this notebook model?
How we can help?

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Recently, my laptop has had an error to run and I formated this with the CD Recovery. Then this progress asked to me a "CD/DVD Recovery Add-on", but I don't have this CD/DVD, how can I download?.
My laptop is a Satellite A200.

Answer:Re: Recovery add -on for Satellite A200


I have installed recovery image numerous times but I?ve never saw such add-on.
Do you use recovery disc for the first time?
Can you please make a photo and let us see this message?

Believe me there is no add-on or anything similar that can be downloaded or used with recovery image installation.

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Please; where can't i find the users manual as i have some questions for the mousepad and it's blocking use when the lights get blue and some more questions about the use of the buttons.

Answer:Where to find users manual for Satellite A200-23W


Usually the user manual should be preinstalled on your notebook. The shortcut should be placed on the desktop.
Did you check it?

Anyway, you can also download the user manual from the Toshiba page: -> Support & Download -> Toshiba User Manual

Check the path above and you will find the page which provides the user manuals for the single Toshiba notebook series.


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I have to find bluetooth drivers. Should i install Bluetooth Monitor or Bluetooth Stack, or sth else? May can i find pack of drivers for my Notebook? I have installed Windows 7.

Answer:Satellite A200-1CR- Where to find Bluetooth drivers?


Have a look on the Bluetooth portal from Toshiba to download all what you need and to get more informations:

If you have more questions, please let us know!

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Hi Guys,

Need help to find a power adaptor that would work with my Satellite A200 notebook. Any help would be great.



Answer:Satellite A200 - Where to find a Power Adaptor?


You can get such power adaptors and other parts from an authorized service provider. On the Toshiba website you can search for the nearest.

You can also look on the Toshiba website for compatible adaptors: => Peripherals & Services => PC Options & Accessories => PC Options & Accessories Homepage


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I have a Toshiba A200 PSAECE OS windows Vista
I installed windows XP recently and now I need to install (I guess...) all toshiba drivers but now I cannot connect to the internet. So I cannot download the needed drivers.

How do I download all drivers and put in a cd/dvd from other copmputer to install in my toshiba laptop? Please help!

As you understand I have not got not even the basic knowledge! please help

Answer:Satellite A200 (PSAECE) - How to find drivers?

Hi spiropi,

All drivers and tools for your notebook can be downloaded on the official Toshiba page: > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

You can download it there and then burn it onto a disk or copy it onto your USB stick.

Check this!!!

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My touch pad was having problems so I removed it, now I can't find the driver for it, any suggestions?


P.S, model number is PSAE1E

Answer:Satellite Pro A200: Where to find driver for touchpad

Did you check the Toshiba European driver page? -> Support & Download -> Download Drivers

There you should be able to find your notebook series and the necessary touchpad drivers.

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i am not able to find my drivers for toshiba A200 PSAF3L
i downloaded other drivers of A200 series but my modem is not connected...
pls reply

Answer:I can't find drivers for my Satellite A200 PSAF3L

Check for drivers here:

If the modem driver installs ok, but its simply not connecting, then perhaps your Firewall or Security software is blocking it?

Many Internet Security packages (Norton, McAfee, TrendMicro etc..) contain a firewall that often block dial-up connections by default.

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Satellite A200 PSAF6A-07G01N

I can't find the driver download page.
Surely there is one. If there isn't one, what can I use instead?

Thank you.

Answer:Satellite A200 PSAF6A - cannot find drivers


The Satellite A200 PSAF6A-07G01N is a Toshiba Australian notebook model.
The same notebook models were released in USA but the model number was different (PSAF6U-02900T)
But most drivers are same and would work on your Australian unit.

Go to Toshiba US driver page:
and search for PSAF6U-02900T model to get proper drivers.

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I have a Toshiba A200-226, and I've been using Windows 7 professional for a while, but I've formated the PC and now I can't find my touchpad drivers...
It has dual mode, so the synaptics web site drivers are not complete, can someone help me on this?


Answer:Satellite A200-226: I can't find my touchpad drivers


you can check it on the Toshiba driver page:

if you don't find win 7, try vista's one. Note, satellite a200 drivers are placed in *archive* in +family+ section

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Is there anyone who knows where i can find display hinges for my laptop.
I prefer second hand beause Toshiba asks for a new pair 160 EUR.

And a second hand laptop like mine costs around 250 EUR.

Do all A200 series have the same display hinges?

Help most appreciated!

Answer:Where i can find display hinges for Satellite A200-1k8


If you prefer second hand parts then I recommend checking some auctions pages in internet.
Otherwise you can get new hinges from Toshiba ASP? but it seems you have already asked the guys for such parts and it?s too much for you?

So internet is your first option?

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I can`t find any drivers for Windows 7.

Please help me.

Answer:Cannot find Win7 drivers for Satellite A200-14D


I found Win7 32bit drivers on Toshiba download page -

Check it again please.

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Well I have a problem, I've been trying to find drivers for my A200-1C3 for XP, and I've searched allot but still I couldn't find anything. If someone has them or knows were I can get them I would really appreciate it.


Answer:Satellite A200-1C3 - Where to find Windows XP drivers?


You can find all drivers on official Toshiba website but the drivers are moved to *Archive* but you can still download them: > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers
*Archive* > Satellite > Satellite A Series > Satellite A200 (PSAE6) > Windows XP

Check this!!!

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Hello dear users of Toshiba

Could you advise me where I can download the free audio driver for Toshiba Satellite A200-1CO?

very graitful in advance

Answer:Satellite A200-1CO - Where to find audio driver?


I don?t know for what operating system you need an audio driver but all drivers you can find here: > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

As far as I know it belongs to PSAE0E series, so you must search for Satellite A200 PSAE0E downloads.

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I need to know the PSAE of my laptop so i can download the specified drivers...
Cause when i did my search, there is many version of A200 SATELLITE..
If anyone can help where i can find it?

thank you !!

Answer:Satellite A200 : How to find out the series number

At the bottom of the unit you will find the label which provides all necessary numbers.
There you will find also the series number!

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I can not find drivers and right bios for this model of Satellite with model no. *PSAE0E-011010CZ*
Can somebody help me and write me link for this or 100% equivalent Satellite.

Thanx a lot..

Answer:Satellite A200-13R PSAE0E - cannot find the right BIOS

Go to:

Here choose:
-Satellite A series
-Satellite A200 PSAE0
-BIOS update

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I have one Satellite A200 (PSAE3E).
When I try to install Windows XP it prompting can not find any hard disc.
How can I install the win xp?

Answer:Cannot find harddisk on Satellite A200 during xp installation

Really annoying that new users don?t want to use the search funtion. If you had used the search function of the forum, your XP will be probably already installed...

Since this topic was discussed more then 10000-times, I will only give you a link to another thread where you can find the solution.

This topic has a link to a installation script for Satellite L40 which also applies to your machine:

In this topic the same thing was described in the topic itself:

Hope it helps you.



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Help me guys :( I can't find any drivers for windows 7 :S

where i can found the drivers ?!

Answer:Satellite A200-1GB ( PSAE6E) Can't find drivers for Win 7

Windows 7 has not been released officially yet, so you wont find final Win7 drivers.

Plus I doubt Win7 drivers would be released for older models like the A200.

However you should be able to use most of the Vista drivers, and there are some beta Win7 drivers available on the website :)

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I have a Satellite (Pro) A200, number PSAF0A-03M019 and so far have had NO luck whatsoever in getting any info from the Toshiba website about this machine, it seems lost as far as Toshiba is concerned.

When using the menu for support it rejects the serial or part number from the bottom of the machine and there is NO option for the part number in the drop down list.

I don't need drivers as I have sorted them out myself but, I would like to know which version BIOS it is supposed to take, it originally had version 1.20 but my customer upgraded it to 5.20 and there is no setting in the BIOS for enabling AHCI.

All I want to do is find some info about this machine but I have done nothing but run into DEAD ends with Toshiba's so called support. Any help I can get would be appreciated.


Answer:Where to find info about Satellite Pro A200 PSAF0A


> I don't need drivers as I have sorted them out myself but, I would like to know which version BIOS it is supposed to take,

The newest BIOS can be found on the Toshiba driver page? so take a look there?
But no one BIOS version for Satellite Pro A200 or other A200 series contain the AHCI / compatible mode.
The controller is set always to AHCI. This cannot be switched as on other notebook series.

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I want to use Windows Xp but i can't find xp drivers in toshiba web site.. How can I find drivers for xp??

Satellite a200-1bp

Answer:Cannot find XP drivers for Satellite A200- 1BP PSAEC

Hi Manos

Please use search option on this forum and you will find several interesting discussions about WXP on Satellite A200. My A200 has Intel graphic card and I presume yor has Nvidia Geforce 7300. Am I right about that?

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Hey all, I have been trying to search for the driver for the above laptop, however can find them on any Toshiba site or the net, it just leads to dead end, can any of you guys point me in the right direction?


Satellite A200 Drivers model number PSAF6A-02H01N
Running Windows 7 64 with an SSD

Answer:Canot find drivers for my Satellite A200

Your notebook model must be Australian model but Toshiba doesn't offer support for A200 anymore. I have checked AU download page and can find A210 model only.
Exact notebook specification is not known to me but you can try to serch for drivers on European download page -

Under option archive you can find supported old A200 models. I had A200 long time ago and it worked perfectly with Win7 32bit.

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does removing of the hidden recovery partition void the warranty on the Satellite A200-130?

Answer:Satellite A200-130: Does removing of the hidden partition void the warranty

No, definitely no!

You can delete what you want ;) you can also install a different OS.

You would lose the warranty only if you would open and disassemble the notebook or would try to upgrade non-upgradeable components like CPU for example.

Just for note; you can set the notebook back to the factory settings using the Toshiba recovery CD.

This would create a new hidden recovery partition too.


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I need help please

I cant make recovery to my Satellite A200-1N5 .
When recovery DVD starts there is a message told that windows failed to start .a recent hardware or software change might be the cause (then I follow the instruction but no change happen)

Best regards

Thank you.

Answer:Can not start recovery on my Satellite A200-1N5


In my opinion recovery procedure didn?t start at all. Please start your notebook and press F12 button. Keep it down for few seconds and the boot menu will be shown. Choose CD/DVD drive and press ENTER button.

If everything goes well you will heard running CD/DVD drive and activity at the screen.

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I thought I would do a clean install of windows as I have a very slow PC, I have the product recovery disk that came with the computer with the toshiba label etc, but cannot get it to work. When I try to boot from the CD it doesn't load.

I have also tried the repair your computer option but that doesn't work either.

I don't have any recovery disk creator software on the pc that I can find.

All help appreciated.


Answer:Trying to use Recovery disk for Satellite A200-19K

Well, first u need to confiugure th computer to boot from CD/DVD drive. 2ndly check if that cd is bootable and whethere it containes windows operating system. (assuming this is windows XP)

if all goes wrong get a retail CD and resintall and get drivers.

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Please help!!! I've scratched my Recovery CD and afcorse now it's gone !

Please tell my how can I get another one or if is any other solution to solve this problem !?


Answer:Re: My Recovery CD for Satellite A200-23J is scratched

You can try to order new copy under or you can install operating system using Microsoft installations disc.
All necessary drivers, tools and utilities you can download from Toshiba support and download page

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I bought this laptop, but unfortunately I lost my recovery disc.

I need a recovery disc, but I don't know how to purchase or download the disc of this appropriate model. If anybody can help me or give me any link to download, I'll be very much thankful to him/her.

It's specification that is mentioned on the bottom is:
Model name: SATELLITE A200-19K
Model No: PSAECE-01F00JEN

If more information is required, please let me know.
Thank you

Answer:Need a recovery disc for Satellite A200-19K


You can purchase the recovery disk using this website:

As far as I know such disk is not expensive?


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I boght the laptop and it came with Windows Vista business.
But it got a Virus. Thanks to the norton's that came with it and i had to do a system restore.

And the reovery disk came with XP. I have the key for Vista on the bottom of my laptop but i don't know how to get another copy of Vista business for the A200 to use...

Can anyone help with that..

Answer:Satellite A200: Where to get Vista recovery CD

That?s very strange? why you have received the Toshiba XP recovery CD and not Vista recovery CD ?:|

Usually if the notebook was preinstalled with Vista then you should get the Toshiba recovery CD with Vista OS.

In you case I would contact the ASP in your country to get the Vista recovery CD

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Hi dear ,,

I have lab top model satellite A200-20C , the serial number is 18232821K .

I try to find the information about my lab top but it's give me is error , and this model not found , please tell me what's the problem and what can i do .

2nd , i need to order for Recovery DvD becose my cd is not ok and showing me some file missing i don't know what's problem . tell me how to order the DVD and my laptop is supported for windows 7 , tell me how chaged from vista to win 7 .


Answer:Satellite A200-20C - Need the recovery disk


As far as I know for older notebooks it?s not possible to order a recovery disk from Toshiba online.

For such older computers you have to order a disk from an authorized service provider. List of them you can find here:

Good luck! :)

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How do I install my recovery discs?
What is the proper process?

Answer:How to use recovery discs with my Satellite A200-AH6?

Operating system installation with recovery CD/DVD is very simply. Do the follow:
-Start your notebook and press F12 several times
-When the boot menu is shown put recovery media into optical disc drive
-In the menu choose CD/DVD drive and press ENTER
-Just follow the menu on the screen

If you have more questions please let us know.

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On Thursday of last week ended up with the Blue page of death, tried to use the product recovery disk and found to my horror it has a large crack in it .
Can anyone tell me were I can upload a new disk from?

Have managed at cost to get the laptop up and running but from windows vista have had to install windows 7 Originaly the laptop came with windows XP. Any advice greatly appreciated.

Answer:Satellite Pro A200 - Where to get new recovery disk?

You can get [Recovery disk|] from Toshiba

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I'm wondering if I got all discs with my Laptop Satellite A200-1CR, because i can't make heads or tails from the folders on the Recovery DVD. Where are all the Programs that I should get with the computer., and I had everything installed from the beginning. I want to re-install windows, but I am concern if I will have all the programs like: winDVD and Norton Security, and all the drivrers.

Answer:Is recovery DVD the only disc with Satellite A200-1CR


The Toshiba Recovery DVD is only the one disk which came with your notebook.
On this DVD you will find a Toshiba Recovery image which contains the Windows OS, drivers, tools and additional software.
If you want to set the notebook back to the factory settings then just boot from the Recovery disk and the installation will start.
But note; the Recovery DVD will format the whole HDD so if necessary backup the data.

The other software like Win DVD or Norton Security are OEM versions and therefore the are only on the Toshiba recovery DVD. It?s not possible to download it!

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Due to some bugs used my mate recovery CD's and lost all "FN"-key connected options including gamma\brightness amplifying. How can I bring it back to normal ?
Couse now it does look like as if the battery is low :P

Looked all over the options and still cant find the way to restore its original brightness...

PS: sorry for my poor english :)
If there is a solution to my problem please post it here or send me a Email : [[email protected]]
thx 4 help =)

Answer:Satellite A200-10X - After recovery I can't use FN keys

Using recovery discs from another model is not recommended, it can cause all kinds of problems and instability.

Did you install Vista? If yes, then you need to install the Value Added Package from the Toshiba Website.

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I wonder if someone can help me, please.
I have the laptop Toshiba Satellite A200-1A9 and I need to do a recovery system but I do not know how.



Answer:Satellite A200-1A9 - How to do a system recovery?


I would recommend checking your user manual to get more informations about recovery installation.

Furthermore I think this could be interesting for you:

Check this!!!

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My Product Recovery CD for my Satellite A200-1Z2 does not appear to be working?

Answer:Re: Product Recovery CD for my Satellite A200-1Z2


What do you mean exactly by ?does not appear to be working??
Do you get some error messages? Or what?s wrong?

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I have a Satellite A200-1TO.

This morning my laptop kept switching off.
I tried the usual recovery methods but was unable to get windows to load, not even in safe mode.

I popped in the recovery disk to see if I could repair windows, after mucking around I decided to do a full recovery.
Followed all the instructions, chose to format the whole drive, all seemed to go well until I got to 57% then install failed.

I went through this procedure 5 times, but windows still failed to complete, always got to 57% then was aborted.
The laptop is still under warranty, so will have to phone Tosh, me thinks it could be the HD/Drive or the DVD player.

Any ideas.


Answer:Satellite A200-1TO - Recovery breaks up on 57%

Sounds really like an HDD malfunction.
You should definitely contact the ASP in your country for an notebook check.

If the recovery procedure fails and is not possible then a hardware issue is possible?

So ask the technician for the help. If the warranty is valid then everything should be done for free!

Bye and good luck mate

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I have Satellite laptop which I bought with Vista Home Basic recovery CD two years ago. Unfortunately, because of some viruses came up I had to format it and install windows XP. In same time I have lost the original CD recovery which is came with the laptop.

Later, I wanted to come back to the original CD recovery mode. I requested once on (Toshiba Europe Backup Media Online Shop) to get the original recovery CD and I have received from them the recovery CD based on my laptop model number.

Now, When I run the recovery CD and complete the formatting and insulation steps and turn on the laptop it will always hanging (stuck) in the black screen where windows Vista is loading

What is reason of this problem? Could this because the recovery CD was wrong? Or because I should do some steps before formatting the XP and installing Vista? How I can contact Toshiba Europe Backup Media Online Shop to get help?

The product information:

Device name: A200-1CR
Device number: PSAE0E-02G00YAR
Serial number: 47464396K
Product Group: SATELLITE

Toshiba Europe Backup Media Online Shop: []

Answer:Satellite A200 - Recovery hangs


Have you tried to use the recovery disk again? Maybe something goes wrong during the installation.

Furthermore I have founded this on the Toshiba that you should check:

Are you able to install Windows from a Microsoft disk? So you can determine if the notebook works properly without hardware problems.


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I?m trying to use the recovery CD that came with my laptop which is Toshiba Satellite but when I insert the recovery CD and restart the PC I enter to the recovery mode but it always freezes at the first page the one that looks like the MS-DOS screen where I?m getting a message that says (locate medium in drive E:)
The cursor is moving all the time as if the PC is location the required file but it never do anything else for hours and hours.

Please assist since I?ve used the recovery CD before and it was working fine.

Answer:Recovery issue with my Satellite A200

Can you start any other bootable CD?
Can you please test it with Microsoft installations CD or Linux?

Please be sure optical disc drive can read bootable medias. Let?s do this as first step to test optical disc drive functionality.

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I have formatted my Satellite A200 laptop but the recovery CD failed!
Where can i get drivers & installers so I can restore the factory settings?

Any recommendations as for the upgrades?
Please help!!


Answer:Recovery CD failed on Satellite A200

If you want to install own OS version all drivers, tools and utilities you can find on Toshiba support page under
You can also possibility to order original Toshiba recovery CD/DVD. You can order it under

Good luck!

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Hi all,

my 6 year old Satellite A200-1YO has been replaced by a newer model and I was thinking of either wiping my A200 or resetting to factory settings.....

I don't have any disc's and as far as I can remember I never got any,

I've gone about resetting it by pressing F8 on start-up, going into Advanced Boot Options and
clicking Repair Computer,

I went into System Recovery Options, selected a keyboard layout and then onto the log in screen,

I then logged in with my password and got a screen showing the following 6 options;

1. Startup Repair
2. System Restore (similar to the option in the control panel)
3. Windows Complete PC Restore
4. Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool
5. Command Prompt
6. Restoring The Complete Windows Operating System

I assumed no. 6 was for me but it seems to need a disc, (my DVD rom is not working but I have an external one that I can use)

I went into each other option but I'm at a loss,

I thought this was going to be easy looking at all the Youtube clips but they mostly advise pressing 0 (Zero) at start up which doesn't work for me.....

help.... please


Answer:Satellite A200-1Y0 recovery problem


How it works with HDD recovery you can read on

This will work if your notebook still hast original recovery image saved on HDD and notebook and you didn?t change HDD partitions structure. Described procedure is HDD recovery so you don't need any DVD disc. Recovery image must be saved on HDD (original ?factory settings).

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Hi to everybody.

I have a SATELLITE A200 1AE and I have a small problem.....
My laptop, cannot find my flash hard drive.I contact the toshiba service here in Greece, and they told me that they don't know what to do!!!!!

Can you please help me????


Answer:Satellite A200-1AE cannot find my flash hard drive


Can you please write a little bit more abut your problem? Since when you have noticed this issue? What have you done last time? Maybe WXP installed and now the HDD is not visible for the BIOS or not listed when you use F12 at bootup?

Please write a little bit more. I do not believe the service can not do anything.

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Greetings. This text has been written through a translation program, try to understand :)

My friend has bought couple of days back to itself TOSHIBA Satellite A200 (PSAE6) where it has been established OS Windows Vista Home. It has asked me to change OS on Windows XP Pro. With the first problem I have consulted - have removed Vista, but to establish XP it is not possible because of absence of the driver of controller HDD in distribution kit OS. Windows Installer cannot find HDD. I read that it is necessary to load this driver during installation, pressing of key F6. But a problem that I cannot find the driver in that.

We do not have disk with drivers which should go complete with a computer and consequently it is necessary to search independently on the Internet. On site Toshiba to find the driver it was not possible. Then I have come on site Intel and download "RAID/AHCI - Intel® Matrix Storage Manager ". Having unpacked I have received archive only "infinst_autol.exe".

Where I can download such driver (not a format "EXE") which can be used at installation WinXP?
PS: a chipset - Intel PM965 Express


Answer:Help to find the driver of controller HDD on Satellite A200 (PSAE6)


use files from folder "ICH8M_32bit"


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I can not access the secure boot option in the BIOS version 2.60 on my A200-2C5 satellite.
My machine does not allow Windows 8 installation.

I've tried changing the CD / DVD for the first place in order to install and continues to make the same mistake.
I tried to access the bootmenu to disable secureboot but there is no such option in the BIOS.
Do you have any idea to solve this problem?

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I have a Satellite A200-10W notebook. In present I have vista x86 installed but I want to upgrade to windows 7 64 bit but I don't know where I find the drivers because on the website I can't find these.

Can anyone help me? How can I use sound card, network card, webcam and others if i haven't these drivers?

Answer:Satellite A200-10W - Where to find Windows 7 64bit drivers?


I have checked the Toshiba page and the Satellite A200-10W belongs to the PSAECE series and therefore I could find only Vista 64bit drivers: > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

Normally these drivers are also work on Windows 7 so you should try it. Maybe all of them will work and so you have Windows 7 with all drivers. :)

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Hi evrerybody

I have a toshiba Satellite A200-2BH PSAE6E-0HE049FR and i want to download drivers for windows vista.
Problem: i didn't find it in the download page :s

Can any one helpe me ??
I have an othere question how can i upgrade my vista to windows 7??


Answer:Satellite A200-2BH PSAE6E - Where to find drivers for Vista

sorry i didn't see the archive section my bad
i found the driver
but how can i upgrade to windows 7

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I have reinstalled windows in my Satellite A200-1CR and i need to instal memory card drivers, becouse it doesn't work. Where can i find drivers?

Answer:Satellite A200-1CR - Where can I find memory card drivers?

Hi mate,

You can get all drivers for your notebook on the Toshiba website: > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

Your model belongs to the PSAE0E series.

Do you find them?

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Hello All,

I'm trying to install a XP os on the Satellite A200, but I could not find any proper driver for the video.
I downloaded one from the support page selecting all the dropdowns, but the driver does not work well with the hardware.

Please, could you point me to some place where I could download driver.

I just bought the machine, and I don't have any patience to wait to see it work.
Thank you very much in advance.

Answer:Satellite A200: cannot find any XP driver for GeForce 7300

What you mean exactly with ?the driver does not work well with the hardware??

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I hv Satellite Pro A200 laptop. I need its xp deivers. but i failed to find its exact model number.

On the back side of laptop it shows follwing informations:

SERIAL NO. Y7252417K,

but toshiba website's database is not recognising it. i tried the above serial no. here>> .

can anyone help me please.

Answer:I cannot find model and serial no. of my Satellite A200 from this website

The question is what you want to do exactly.
All info you need you get it on the Toshiba sticker at the bottom.

I can imagine you want to check download page. Your notebook model is listed there.
Go to Toshiba download page under and there you can find it.

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I've been going through numerous threads on here

But I can't get any of the drivers mentioned to work, i've been through about three downloads.

I am working on a A200 PSAE3A-07M007, which a teacher has requested it be downgraded to XP so that school software can work on it.

I also looked at the Intel Website, to try and find out what Intel Chipset Is on this Laptop, they said to go into Device Manager, expand System Devices and look for the Intel string, heres what I have found:

Intel(R) 82801 PCI Bridge - 2448
Intel(R) 82802 Firmware Hub Device
Intel(R) ICH8 Family PCI Express Root Port 1 - 283F
Intel(R) ICH8 Family PCI Express Root Port 2 - 2841
Intel(R) ICH8 Family PCI Express Root Port 3 - 2843
Intel(R) ICH8 Family PCI Express Root Port 4 - 2845
Intel(R) ICH8 Family PCI Express Root Port 5 - 2847
Intel(R) ICH8 Family SMBus Controller - 283E
Mobile Intel(R) PM965 / GM965 / GL960 Express Processor to DRAM Controller - 2A00

As you can see, its hard to tell which is the right one, and finding the right driver for the SATA drive is painful.

Does anyone here know what I should download to put onto my External Floppy drive, so that when I hit F6 during Xp Professional Install, it will actually complete?


Message was edited by: Hamish Towgood

Answer:Satellite A200 PSAE3A - Where to find the SATA XP driver

I am really wondering you were not be able to find it.
So let do this following some logic:

- Obviously you have Australian notebook model ? visit Toshiba AU and NZ support page
- Choose ? Notebook > Satellite A200-(PSAE3A)
- Follow the list with 52 listed drivers and in the middle you will find ?ACHI XP F6 Install Tool?

I think this is what you need. Check it out!

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Hello, I have a problem with A200-14E.
I instaled XP and now i can't find driver for GeForce Go 7300. Please help me.

Answer:Satellite A200-14E: Can't find XP driver for GeForce Go 7300

What is about Google and other similar pages? My A200 has Intel graphic card and I can not test anything for you but maybe this link can help

Please let me know if this works.

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I have Satellite A200 PSAE3 notebook and Vista home premium 32bit installed.

I want to arrange it to dual boot with Windows XP.

Please let me know what are the possible solutions overcome this issue.



Answer:Satellite A200 PSAE3: XP Setup did not find any HDD drives

This problem can be solved very easily installing the right SATA driver ;)

Yes, you need to install a SATA driver to recognize the SATA HDD!!!

I point is that your Win XP does not contains the newer SATA drivers which are necessary and important to install the Windows OS.

The Intel Matrix Storage Manger contains the SATA drivers for two different chipsets.
Visit the Toshiba European driver page or the Intel page and download the Storage Manger!!!

You will need a external USB FDD drive to include such SATA driver into the Win XP setup.
Maybe you can remember the Win XP setup procedure? during the setup process Win XP is asking for pressing F6 button to install a 3rd party SATA drivers.
You have to connect the external FDD drive and then you could install such SATA driver.

But the problem might be the USB FDD drive.
To be honest I don?t have such external FDD drive and therefore I had to include the SATA driver using another solution.

I used the *nLite* program. It?s for free and can be demanded from the internet. Google simply?.
You can use this application to create a new XP CD with the SATA driver. Then you could boot from this new CD to install the XP on your machine.

I did it and I was successful?

Bye and have a nice day buddy ;)

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Where can I find a BIOS update for this model?
My bios is 23/10/07 Windows Vista 32 Bit 1.80-WIN

Answer:Where can I find a BIOS update for Satellite A200-14D (PSAEC)


Did you check the Toshiba European driver page?
There you could find all drivers and BIOS for the Satellite A200-14D (PSAEC)

But I checked the page and the BIOS 1.8 for Win Vista 32bit is still the newest one.

Seems you are already up to date buddy ;)

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Hi Guys,

This is my 1st time here:
A bit confused on this, can anyone help please:

I have a Toshiba A200 XP Pro & SP3.
In process of rebuilding, & having difficulty identifying & locating correct Radeon Display Adapter.

Display Properties -> Settings shows only ONE Monitor & should show 2 Monitors - hence ALL graphics do not display as they should - any ideas how to resolve this please?

Answer:Satellite A200 - Cannot find right graphic card driver for Win XP

Can you please post full notebook model name and model number?

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i tried to use the recovery wizard on my SONY VAIO VGN-A250 Laptop and the error messaged i receieved was "VAIO Recovery Wizard cannot find recovery partition" please restart computer. I restarted many times and still get the same message. I also have used the F10 key method and no luck. It wont even open the wizard. I am able to boot. Im out fo warranty and tight on cash and really need my laptop to work fast. Want to remove all from the pc so i can use for school. Please i saw a thread about same problem i had but the thread was closed. if anyone can help please do so.


Answer:VAIO Recovery Wizard cannot find recovery partition??

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I own a A200 1VM and i install Win XP SP2.
After making HDD in two partitions. XP installed in different partision.

I use nLite to add drivers SATA to boot cd. XP now is fine but everytime I boot i do not have the option to decide which system i want; Vista or XP.
It starts only XP. Vista still exist on first partition.

What can i do to get back this option?

Answer:Satellite A200-1VM: Installed XP on 2 partition but lost Vista boot manager

i did not change bios.

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I hope someone can help.

My laptop would not boot this morning, so I hit CTRL-ALT-DEL to restart, I got the splash screen telling me to push F2 or F12, let it go and the laptop stopped at a black screen with a flashing cursor in the top left corner.
I had done a backup two days ago, so decided it was time to do a factory restore and clean up the disk.
I shut it down, then pushed the 0 (zero) key and tapped the power button, as per the instructions. When it beeped, I let go of the button adn it now said:
A disk read error ocurred
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart

And at the bottom is:


I got this Satellite A200 PSAF0A-04X019 from a family member, who didn't create recovery disks when setting the laptop up.

Can I do anything to access the recovery partition and run a file manually, or is its beyond repair??


Answer:How to start recovery installation on Satellite A200?

If you cannot start HDD recovery installation on ?regular way? there is no other chance to have access to recovery image.
To be honest I don?t know what this error means exactly. I don?t know if there is some problem with HDD or recovery image.

What you can do now is to install own OS and later download all drivers, tools and utilities alone or try to contact Toshiba service provider and ask if they can order one recovery DVD for you.

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Hi Experts,

As I have wrote before I divided my HDD 2nd partitions in to 2partitions.

Now I want to make a recovery DVD except the manufacturer provided DVD.

The reason I want that is the USER MANUAL says when we are restoring by the manufacturer Provided DVD it will FORMAT all the Partitions and revert the HDD to original state (When it come it has two partitions).

So now I'm trying to make a Recovery DVD to recover the notebook with out FORMATTING the second partitions.
I just want to format only the C drive and install the Vista OS and other manufacturer provided software.
Then the other drives will be safe and the data on those partitions will be safe.

I kindly request you to help me on this.

It's better if anybody can give me the instructions for that operation.

Thanks !!!! :8}

Answer:How to make a Recovery Image DVD for my Satellite A200-1GB?


It is pretty easy but you need right and Vista compatible program. I use WXP Norton Ghost but on this page you can find useful info about latest and Vista compatible version.

I will obtain the same for me. It is very good program and I can really recommend Norton Ghost.

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My daughter has a Satellite Pro A200 which seems to be dead, she must be trying to get a new one!!

When I try booting from the HDD Recovery repair windows I get the message "The installed program cannot start. Click OK to turn off the computer."

I have also tried booting from the CD/DVD drive with the Recovery disc and repair computer, at which point I get - a black screen with mouse cursor eventually leading to the same message as with the HDD Recovery approach

Given both fail is this likely to be HDD failure (I had a similar issue with my wifes Dell on boot up which was HDD failure)?


Answer:Dead Satellite Pro A200 - Recovery Failure

Obviously something is wrong with preinstalled operating system and what you must do is to install operating system using Toshiba recovery image.

At first enter BIOS settings and be sure HDD is recognized properly.
Set BIOS to default settings and start recovery image installation:
Switch notebook ON and press F12 several times
When boot menu is shown put recovery disc in optical disc drive
Press ENTER and follow the menu on the screen.

If you will not be able to install recovery image it can be that HDD is the ?troublemaker?.
HDD replacement is not big deal and you can exchange it alone in 10 minutes only.

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Hello. I hope someone can help me with the following... This week I've had various issues with my laptop following a Vista update that System Restore did not fix, so I decided to go for a full Product Recovery (as I have a full backup of all my files).

So far I have used product recovery on my laptop in each of the 3 ways I can see (and more than once): without changing settings, changing settings and maximising the partition, changing settings and selecting the advance / expert option.

Each time I was able to complete the initialisation of windows, creating a new user account, etc. Once the desktop has been set up, I get a small window with a progress bar and when this completes I click the 'restart' button...

After restarting I get to the black screen that says Microsoft Corporation with the green progress bar, but it stays there for what feels like 'too long'. After a while I get a black screen with a cursor and then a blue screen for a crash dump.

If I use F8 and start in Safe Mode, the system stops at the CplIR.sys file, although hard disk activity seems to continue. After 10+ minutes I switch off.

If I use F8 and then select Repair Computer... this is what happens with each option
- Restore the complete windows operating system: after clicking OK nothing happens.
- Memory diagnostics: there are no problems with the memory
- DOS prompt: I have run CHKDSK and there are no problems with the hard drive
- Startup Repair: there are no errors,although the ... Read more

Answer:Satellite A200 - can't use Vista after Product Recovery


It is very interesting story. I have recovered several notebooks many times but I have never noticed something like this.
I must say that all you have done right and you think in right way. If I were you I would try exactly the same steps to get it work somehow.
I don't know which ?various issues? you had before but I presume there issues were just ?software issues? and not relevant for hardware functionality.

It is really hard to say what the problem can be. What you can try is obtain somewhere Microsoft Vista installations disc and install ?naked? Vista to see if the same will happen again.
Anyway, the fact is that recovery images are tested and adapted for each notebook model and if the hardware is OK there is no reason for such behaviour.

Try with clean installation using Microsoft installations disc and let us know what happen exactly.

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Im thinking of upgrading to windows vista on my Satellite Pro A200-16N, and i've ran the windows vista upgrade checker from the microsoft website and it says my system will support windows vista so im ok on that.

The problem is, if my laptop were to break or something like that at some point, will my recovery CD's that was supplied from toshiba still work on the laptop with windows vista?
Will they return the laptop to windows xp or since my laptop has a different operating system will they not work?

Whats the deal with BIOS?:S
I dont understand!
If i were to upgrade to windows vista should i update my BIOS before or after upgrading to vista?
As i have to download the new drivers before upgrading yes?


Answer:Satellite Pro A200-16N: Can I use Recovery CD after upgrade to Vista

Of course the Recovery CD will work.
The Recovery CD will set always the notebook back to the factory settings. This means that the whole HDD will be formatted and the Toshiba image will be installed.

> Whats the deal with BIOS? I don?t understand!
> If i were to upgrade to windows vista should i update my BIOS before or after upgrading to vista?
In my knowledge this notebook was already delivered with Vista therefore you don?t need to update the BIOS if you want to install Vista again.

Some A200 Satellite series needs a BIOS update if you want to use the XP.
In such case it?s advisable to update the BIOS to XP version firstly and then to install X OS.

Best regards

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I have a Toshiba A200 and have tried to recover to factory default settings using the supplied Toshiba recovery CDs. I can't get it to work...

At first the recovery seems to be working fine and it copies files from the first recovery CD (1of2). I then get a message "Please insert next media and press OK to continue" and the CD tray opens. When I insert the second CD (2of2), it spins as if trying to read, then opens the tray and again gives the message "Please insert next media and press OK to continue".

I thought perhaps it was a dodgy CD2, but when trying to recover from the hard drive partition without using the CDs (i.e. pressing 0 at start-up and following instructions for out-of-box state) I get the same message. Surely if I'm recovering from the HDD then I shouldn't have to insert any media?

I have tried this a number of times and get the same message. Also, sometimes after inserting CD2, I get the message "Error copying file or folder. Cannot copy PREINST001: Data Error (Cyclic redundancy check)."

I would be eternally grateful for any help on this one!


Answer:Satellite A200: Recovery not working properly

Hello Euan

To be honest I am really interested about your issue because I have Satellite A200 too but I get just one recovery DVD (not two CDs) with Vista Home Premium operating system. I have recovered my Satellite A200 several times without any problems.

Can you please tell me which recovery medias you got with your notebook? Do you have both operating systems ? Vista and WXP or what? Which OS you try to install?

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I need help.

I currently own a Satellite A200 and I contain the recovery disc. I got 2 harddisks, 1 with vista, 1 with all non install stuff like music. I want to formatt both disks with the recovery disk. I've formatted the C drive with vista before, but I dont remember how again.

I booted the notebook with the recovery disc, eventually came to the system repair mode.. but what's the next step? I must formatt and get the stuff to fabric settings.

Please help me

Answer:How To Formatt Satellite A200 With Recovery Disc

When you use recovery disc for operating system installation the first HDD will be formatted completely. That means all partitions and data will be gone. The second HDD can be formatted in Vista.

So now install OS again using recovery image.
Start your notebook and press F12 ? the bootable devices will be listed
Put the recovery media into optical disc drive
Choose CD/DVD on the list and press ENTER
Follow the menu on the screen (mostly you must press NEXT button)

When the OS installations is finished and you can start Vista, enter Windows Explorer (WIN+E key combination. Click on second HDD there with right mouse button and choose option ?Format...?.

That?s all!

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Hi To All,

I have here an A200 the owner said it just stopped working, it gives the "BOOTMGR is missing" message, it was running Vista basic. Vista recovery disk found no operating system (the recovery program wrote a couple of Notepad files on the drive which appear to be the only things on it) installing the drive in an external enclosure and trying it on another computer shows that the only files are the Notepad ones. A disk check program found a few bad sectors.

I intend to replace the drive, my question is what can I do re. the operating system, it had a legal copy of Vista, but came from Harvey Norman with no recovery disks (should disks have been supplied?) do I need to purchase a new copy of the operating system.

Thanks for any suggestions.

Answer:Satellite A200 - Recovery disk for HDD replacement


Virtually all notebook manufacturers include the Recovery partition on the HDD, rather than supply physical discs these days.

There would have been an Icon on the Windows Desktop to create the Recovery Discs. Since the HDD is faulty, you need to order a Recovery Disc from the Toshiba Website, or phone their Call Center.

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I have a Satellite Pro A200. It is running very slowly and sometimes it freezes up when I log on.
Also the homepage has been hijacked and I have tried several anti spyware programs and they have not worked.

I have the product recovery disc but the problem the DVD rom drive has stopped working.
The light is on but it will not open unless I use the manual release.
I have removed it and checked the connections but it seems o.k.

The DVD/CD rom has disappeared from the device manager and does not show up under hardware.
I have tried system restore but this also will not work.

Is there anyway you can use the product recovery software if you boot from a USB key?

I have tried restarting the computer and choosing boot from CD but it will not give me that option.
I have looked in the bios and the only boot options that it gives are harddrive, CD rom, land and FDD

Answer:Product recovery problems on Satellite Pro A200

> Is there anyway you can use the product recovery software if you boot from a USB key?

No, this Toshiba Recovery disk cannot be copied to USB flash memory stick and used for OS installation. I?m afraid this would not work.

But if you?ve got an Microsoft Windows CD you should be able to create an bootable USB flash memory stick. In internet you will find many useful step by step instructions how to create such bootable USB stick.

But booting from USB flash memory stick should be definitely possible since the BIOS supports following bootable devices:
USB FDD, HDD, ODD, Network(LAN), USB Memory

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I want to replace my hdd and make a fresh install of the system. Will my recovery cd work with a non-native hdd?

Answer:Re: Recovery disk with non-native hdd (Satellite A200)

Of course it will work.
As far as I know Toshiba supports RAM and HDD upgrade and you can upgrade or exchange both hardware components.

Which one do you want to have as new one?

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After making some changes in partition settings (while installing Ubuntu) Vista is not loading (after loading screen appears a black screen and nothing happens). I changed the Vista partition only by expanding its size.
I try to reinstall Vista and set original settings with Product Recovery cd, but with the same result - after screen with communicate about loading system files appears black screen and no action is performed. I changed boot device to dvd/cd.

I suppose it is a problem with partition settings, but don't know how to solve it. Now I have Original partition with Vista (expaned) and another in raw state. How should I change it to make Product Recovery work properly?
I will be grateful for any help.

Answer:Satellite A200 recovery does not work properly

Hi buddy,

does not sound very healthy ;). I think it would be the best when you clear the whole HDD, delete all partitions and repartition the HDD with that
wizard on the recovery DVD.

Then you can install Ubuntu on the other partition and it should run flawlessly, but be warned: don?t allow ubuntu to write the MBR of the HDD,
configure GRUB not loading from MBR.


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Trying to format my Toshiba Satellite A200-1CN, but I lost my recovery disc, yeah yeah quite stupid i know. I'm kind of a computer-noob so can anyone help me with this?

Answer:Satellite A200 - how to repair without recovery disc

Well, you can order a recover disk here:

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Recently i had some problems with vista home premium network,start to blue screen with an TCPIP.SYS error and after a reboot,never started anymore.
Get blue screen after the green bar load and happens the same on safe boot.

So i have a recovery CD/DVD and i can choose 2 ways;
the first is winRe + XXGB and the second is expert mode shows WinRe + OS on original toshiba settings.

Can someone tell me if i will loose all HDD data on this second option??
The model is an A200-1GB

Thanks for your attention

Answer:Satellite A200-1GB: Will I loose all data on HDD using Recovery CD

Unfortunately yes!!!
The Toshiba Vista Recovery CD will format the whole HDD and will erase everything from the HDD.
So be careful and if necessary try to backup the data first.

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I just bought the (Brand new from big tech shop) Satellite A200 for a few month and did not used because I was aways on business trip. Over the weekend I open it and running for a while.

After I read the manual and found that I need to create a recovery disk from the tools provided. However, the problem start here:

1. When I click on "Recovery Disc Creator", a message is display "no HDD Recovery Area!, The toshiba Recovery Disc creator can not be lauched."

2. Then I call up the service support center and was advise that there is an issue with the "Recovery Disc Creator" and I should recover the LAPTOP using the recovery from hard disk partition (Hold 0 when power-up the system) and the following step is carry out:
a. the LAPTOP is boot into the recovery screen function.
b. When I try "restore windows PC" (option 3), it's display and error about file not found.
c. When I try click on "restore from recovery disk" (option 5), it's asking me to put in the recovery disc which I don't have?!?

NOTE: I am sure that the hidden recovery partition is therre. 1.46 GB. There is no way that I can access to the hidden partition from a normal windows vista screen (no drive letter).

I then call the service support center again (now which difference person support) and was advise that:

1. My recovery partition is corrupt and I need to get the recovery disk again (which I don't have), it's will cost me $66 AUD... Read more

Answer:Satellite A200 - Recovery Disk issues

Hi Thomas

I?ve got a A200 European model (don?t know what you model is) and the A200 was NOT equipped with the HDD recovery option!!! This means you cannot create your own Recovery Disk!!
My notebook was delivered with the Toshiba Vista recovery DVD!!

Fact is that your hidden partition 1.46 GB is not the Toshiba recovery partition but the Vista hidden partition. It contains the WinRE files which are helpful to repair the OS if something will go wrong!

Secondly the Toshiba recovery folder is too big for the 1.46 GB partition!!!
So it?s not possible that it would be placed on this partition!!!

So finally it seems that you will be not able to create the own recovery disk and therefore you will have to order it from the ASP in your country.


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Hi all,

I have a A200-1BW laptop, the issue is that its CD/DVD is not working. I have all the 3 recovery CDs for Windows Vista (Ultimate) provided by Toshiba, but I cannot restore my system. Is it possible to copy the recovery CDs on USB drive and then execute the system recovery for windows vista (ultimate).


Answer:Satellite A200 System Recovery from USB drive


I never tried that but I found this thread:

Check this. Maybe it would be helpful?

You can also try to install fresh copy of Windows OS using the USB pen drive.
There are many instructions how to do that with Win 7. Just google?
After installation of fresh Win 7 you could install the drivers from Toshiba European driver page.

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Hi all, I would like to do a factory restore for my Satellite A200
I checked them harddisk and confirmed that the recovery partition is still here

When I hold 0 and turn on the laptop, rather than beep and the warning screen, it only takes me to the windows boot manager page
So I pressed F8 and choose repair computer, I read that I can also start the recovery process by choosing toshiba recovery wizard
But when I press the recovery wizard, the cdrom eject and tells me to put in the recovery CD (which I dont have)

What annoys me is that I checked that the recovery partition is there but I cant find a way to start the process
Anyone know the solution? Or there is another button to press when booting the machine?

Many thanks!

Answer:How to install recovery image on Satellite A200?


Check please this document with exact explanation how to install recovery image using HDD recovery option -
If there is no problem you should be able to start installation using F8 option at start-up.

Can you please tell us how far you come with this procedure and what happen exactly?
Is there some error message or what?

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I had problems in booting Windows Vista. It does not run in any mode. When I try to recover (by pressing '0' at start screen nothing happens).
I have used my recovery disks to recover the operating system. They run for a while then a blank screen comes and it stops. Then I receive PXE: memory disk failure check the cable.

Finally with some trial and errors I could finally run the recovery disks, when I try to recover with factory settings it stops with disk 2 does not finish copying the files. Then I had to recover without recovery partition. After finishing I found it loaded Windows XP not Windows Vista. Where did Windows Vista go and how can recover it.

Please someone help me out with this issue.

Thank you

Answer:Recovery problems with Satellite A200 series

Hmmm .... which Satellite A200 do you have exactly?

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