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Satellite L500 and recovery discs

Question: Satellite L500 and recovery discs

Hi all,

I just bought a L500 and I realised that my system is 64bit but the recovery disc that came with it is 32bit.
Does it make any differece at all? Should I contact Toshiba to get a 64bit recovery disc or is there any way I can create a recovery disc?

Thanks,

Vini Cruz.

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Answer: Satellite L500 and recovery discs

Hey Vini Cruz,

I have checked the specifications from some Satellite L500 models on the Toshiba website and it seems that some are equipped with 32bit recovery disk and the preinstalled OS is 64bit.

If you want a 64bit recovery disk you have to create it by yourself using Toshiba recovery disk creator. It creates an image of factory settings from 64bit OS that is the same as 32bit but only 64bit ;)

For further informations check also the user manual chapter 3.

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Hi all

I have a Toshiba L500 -128, the original 320gb hard drive is simply too small and i would like to avoid buying an external hard drive (for any other purpose than backing up) because in my experience they are just rubbish and i want all my data on the laptop.

I wanted to buy a new 1 (possibly 2) tb hard drive to put in it, which i assume it is equipped to deal with, (please anyone correct me if they know otherwise) along with another 4GB ram....

Anyway what i'm really wondering is whether or not i can get away with using my recovery discs on the new hard drive.
If they did it the old fashioned way (sending a OS disc and a drivers disc) i wouldn't even question it but as i created the discs from the computer itself, i wasn't too sure as when i opened the discs up to make sure everything had burnt on to them ok, i didn't see anything like what i was expecting to.

Also i read somewhere that someone else tried this and it didn't work, they assumed because the recovery included an image specifically to fit the original sized Hard drive?

Can anyone shed some light at all please?

Thanks

Answer:Satellite L500 -128 Using recovery discs on new (bigger) HDD

Hi

First of all you should create the Toshiba Recovery disk using the preinstalled tool called Toshiba Recovery disk creator.
Usually you should receive an confirmation message that the recovery has been created successfully.
This would mean that you could use this disk to set the notebook back to factory settings not matter what HDD is in use.
This means that Recovery disk should work with other HDDs.

But note; the usage of such recovery disk would format the HDD and delete everything from HDD partitions. But this should not bother you if you use new, empty HDD ;)

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For the last few days I have been unable to play any discs on my laptop but I am able to view the files on the disc. Usually they would auto-play but it just is not happening.
Money is a little tight right now so I am hoping there is a simpler solution then sending it in for repairs as it is still reading the files on the discs.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Satellite L500-1DT - Unable to play discs

Hi buddy,

I don?t know what the problem is exactly but have you tried different Medias? Maybe some disks are scratched and can?t be read properly.

And do you use the preinstalled Windows version or your own Windows installation?

It?s really hard to say something but maybe deleting the upper and lower filters would help?

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

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

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

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

Hi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Stop 0x000000001A *Memory_Management* Blue Screen during recovery.
Please help.

Answer:Satellite L500-12T System Recovery from Recovery Disks

First recovery or first notebook start?
HDD or DVD recovery?

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Hi I have a second hand Satellite L500-1XC, the previous owner has installed Ubuntu (which I can't access due to password) as well as windows 7 and I'm trying the laptop restore it to factory settings but I just don't know how.

I've tried turning it off and then holding 0 and pressing the start button. On start up the bottom of the screen does say HDD Recovery at the bottom left of the screen but after that it just goes to the selection part for me to pick either Ubuntu or Windows 7 and then just loads the laptop as normal.

I have tried looking for the Recovery Media Creator but I can't find it. It seems many of the original Toshiba utilities and supports have been deleted.

If anyone can help me to fix this laptop I would be so grateful as I really can't afford to buy a recovery disk from Toshiba.

Thanks

Answer:Satellite L500-1XC HDD Recovery help

> I'm trying the laptop restore it to factory settings but I just don't know how
I don?t think that HDD recovery would work because the Linux has been installed on the HDD and I think the partition table has been changed.
This might be the reason why the HDD recovery isn?t working.

You could still check this Toshiba document which describes the whole HDD recovery procedure:
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD1303440001R01.htm

So now HDD recovery does not work? in this case you can use only the installation disk.
You can try to install Windows 7 using Microsoft disk (the Toshiba drivers are downloadable) or you will order the disk from Arvato:
http://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Hi

I would like to restore my Toshiba back to the factory settings.

I have tried to press F8 during startup to acces repair menu, but the recovery wizard is not an option.
I have tried pressing 0 while starting up but no recovery wizard there either.

I can see the HDD folder at the drive E: but there does not seem to be an option for starting recovery there eihter

Any suggestions what to do?

Answer:How to use HDD recovery on Satellite L500?

Do you use original preinstalled OS hat you got with your notebook or own OS version?

Have you created recovery discs? If yes, use these discs for recovey image installation.

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Had to use Recovery disc recently only to discover, too late, that I had lost the two media creator discs to completer the reboot.

Can't find them on the basic home page - help!

Answer:Satellite C650 - Cannot find recovery discs to perform full recovery

Recovery disk cannot be downloaded.
You can order it for a small fee.
http://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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I have this laptop with 3 Partitions

The main partition got corrupted and apparently wiped so all windows folders have been deleted and a low level format carried out

I still have the recovery sector

Just wondering how to reinstall it back onto the main partition

I tried F8 and it took me to a screen to choose language but after that it said "You must log in to access system recovery options"

I guess user data has been wiped from the main partition ?

Are there any other keys to press on startup to access the Recovery partition ?

Thanks
 

Answer:Toshiba Satellite L500 Recovery

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

Can I obtain recovery cd's for this system?

How do I fix this?

Answer:Re: Recovery partition/help Satellite L500

What country are you in?

You can order Recover Discs from the Toshiba website.

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Excuse for my very bad English at first!!!

I want to reinstall Win7 but the HDD menu recovery in the screen (Boot, F8, Repair , ...) is not present on the menu.

If you don t understand my question, can u send me the web address of the French forum?

Thanks

Answer:Satellite L500-13Z - HDD recovery is not present

Hello

At first I must say that your English is good and understandable.
So, back to your problem.

If ?Repair my computer? option is not available in ?Advanced boot options? HDD recovery installation (from recovery image saved on HDD) is not possible.
It can be done with recovery DVD only.

Have you created recovery DVD following Toshiba advice and instruction how to do this?

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Hello,

I have just formatted my laptop using Recovery Disc 1. On forums, it says after Disc 1, the menu will ask for Disc 2. But it never asked for Disc 2. Should I have inserted it right after it asked me to eject Disc 1?
I am writing this now on my newly set up Win 7. Everything seems fine but I wonder whether the lack of Disc 2 will cause any problem. Is there any way to boot my laptop also using the second disc?

Thanks!

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Answer:Satellite L500 did not ask for Recovery Disc 2

> I am writing this now on my newly set up Win 7. Everything seems fine but I wonder whether the lack of Disc 2 will cause any problem. Is there any way to boot my laptop also using the second disc?

The second disk will be created only if the space on the first disk would not be enough! So the amount of recovery disk depends on the size of the image file.
If your notebook works properly, I would not be afraid about the 2nd missing disk :)

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hi all,

since yesterday my Satellite L500-20x have only Bluescreens called "Driver not Less or equal" --> Restart! He boots to win7 till login, after that EVERYTIME restart. I try a lot stuff to solve:
Systemrepair (3Times) and no changes
SystemRecovery (by HDD not CD) Recovery works but still bluescreens and no changes to fix the Problem.
Memory check (from Win7) checked it 3 Times all 100% ok.
Toshiba HDD Recovery (i try many times but he shut down EVERYTIME by bluescreen while Process... so i cant do this - unpossible to finish Recovery!)

Thats the first Notebook I every buyed and I never heard of a Recovery Disk - so I dont create one! Now I cant come into win7 - so I cant create it now. Anybody have any Ideas? I want windows new to install... but i dont have the same Win Disk. Notebook Win = Win7 64Bit all i have is WIn7 32Bit for my HomePC.

I need help!

Answer:Satellite L500-20X - No recovery disk

Hi beAm,

If you don?t have a Toshiba recovery disk you can order one from Toshiba directly:
https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

This would be worth a try if HDD recovery option doesn?t work properly.

If you order such a disk and install it the original factory settings on HDD will be restored. A clean factory installation will be restored with all drivers and tools (out of box settings) and if this doesn?t work it seems to be a hardware malfunction?

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Well I got this laptop two days ago and used it once after installing fire fox and my mobile broadband drvier's and going back home to boot up and find it was going to happen,

I had tried safe mode (all three) and repair and all I got was a black screen with the cursor up where there should have been a language screen (I used the recovery disk that came along with the laptop) so anyway after finding out I wasnt going to be able to repair it I tried to install but of course that didn't work either so I put my XP 64 bit OS on and worked perfectly fine, then I upgraded (using my own upgrade windows 7) and that works fine no problems, so I tried again with the original windows 7 that came pre-installed on the laptop's hard drive and all went find untill it starts installing driver's or updates (I'm not 100% sure on this but it is at and/or after the face recognition installation,

Then it shuts it's self down and boots back up to automatically restart and asking me if I want to repair due to a bad start-up so I do the repair boots back up and still says I need to repair and finds nothing wrong and carrys on in that circle.

Now I have been told that it could be the register or it is a graphics problem, I myself am getting pretty fed up of having to install/reinstall/format this laptop.

So if there is anyone who know's what is wrong or what to do or even if it needs to be sent back to be fixed that will be very helpful.

I thank anyone in advance.

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Answer:Satellite L500-19X - Can't use the recovery disk

Hi

Well, I think it?s really hard to say what the reason is. Maybe the recovery disk is scratchy or the files corrupt there.

At the moment I can?t imagine that it?s a hardware problem because other Windows disk working properly.

In your case I would try to install Windows 7 from a Microsoft disk and then see what happens. If it works properly and you can install all drivers & tools you should order a new recovery disk from Toshiba directly.

Bye

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Hey guys. NEED HELP

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

HELP

Answer:Satellite L500 - recovery partition missing

Hi

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

Greets

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Hi,

on my Satellite L500-1UR ce two DVD I created and the Windows 7 home premium 32bit given with the PC don't work ..
In both cases, the restauration process seems to work correctly but the finishng phase never ends .. boot, reboot, rereboot .. and so one.

Reinstallation using a "standard" Windows 7 32 bit seems to work .. but .. I am afraid I could have lost something.

How to get "correct" DVDs ?
Thanks for help

Answer:Recovery DVD Creation does not work on Satellite L500-1UR

Hi

Please check if you could create the recovery disks using another DVDs from different manufacturers.
I had the same issue in the past. I tested some DVDs from Verbatim and TDK ?R and could create the recovery DVD.

Greets

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I have got a Satellite L500-13w and it came pre-installed with Windows Vista and the recovery files, but I formated the PC and installed Windows 7 and then installed XP.

Now I want to use the system recovery to get back to Vista but I didn?t create a Vista recovery CD using the files that came on the separate partition.Though I still have does files in the place they came.
So my question is, running Windows XP, is there a way to use those files to create the recovery file or CD?

Please reply

Answer:Satellite L500-13W - Creation of recovery disk possible on another OS?

Hi Nagravison-PT,

Unfortunately this is not possible. The Toshiba recovery disk can only be created on preinstalled OS because only there the recovery disk creator is installed.

The recovery files on second partition are now useless, because you can?t use the HDD recovery option anymore and recovery disk creator is deleted.

What to do now?
Either you use a Microsoft disk or you order a recovery disk from Toshiba:
https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Used Toshiba product recovery disks to recover system on new hard drive in Toshiba L500 PSLS3A-04M002.

During recovery, Windows complained 'Windows can not verify the digital signature for this file' - file is LPCFilter.sys.

Also while setting up drivers, Windows made the same complaint about Realtek High Definition Audio driver and a Virtual WiFi Filter Driver (from Microsoft Corp!).

Following the restore, if I start Windows normally, the Windows startup repair starts automatically with a title "Your computer was unable to start". The startup repair takes a while then comes up with a message "Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically".

If I press F8 on startup, and choose the option "Disable Driver Signature Enforcement", Windows starts without any problems.

I thought doing a Windows Update might help but when I click on "Check For Updates" button I get a message "Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer." When I look in Services I see that the service is running.

I don't want to press F8 every time I start up and don't think it's a good idea to do it anyway and would like to be able to update Windows.

I would appreciate any help.

Answer:System recovery problems on Satellite L500

Have you created this disc on your own or you use original toshiba disc?
Do you use it for the first time?

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Dear sir

I have a Labtop *TOSHIBA I3 L500* , in 2nd of April 2010 from one of market there in FUJERAH .

.Aafter 11 days *I installed uncompatable software with Windows7* so the blue page which content a warning massage says " Your software has been damaged " have been viewed then i deside to use the RECOVERY CD .

I was foraced to use the *Recovery CD* which found with Bag of Labtop but something strage problem founded which is :
The OS was stucked in the last step of installing exactly when _logging in_ , a warning massage was appeared "Please dont interrubt installing the windows and logging in ..please wait " , the the massage was disappeared then system were shutdown and logging again and so on .....etc

I created a nother Recovery CD's which have 2 DVD's , and the Problem was still the same .

I used a Copy of Windows7 to rebot from it and to install the windows7 .

*MY QUESTION IS :*
WHY THE RECOVERY DVD WAS NOT WORKING ??? despite I create a RECOVERY DVD from the which have 2 DVD .
I dont think there is an scratched in original Recovery DVD which sold with toshiba labtop !! because the Recovery DVD which I created from windows7 and the same labtop have the same problem .
Please help me

Answer:Satellite L500 - Recovery disc failure

Hi

If you have created the Recovery disk correctly ad if the procedure finished successfully then the installation from recovery disk should work.

I?m not quite sure why you are not able to recovery the unit using the recovery disk but you should check the BIOS.
Access the BIOS pressing F2 and you should set the settings to default.
Save the changes and try to reinstall the OS using the recovery disk again.

If this will not help then go to BIOS and set the SATA mode from AHCI to compatible and then try install the OS again.

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Hello,

Could someone please tell me what I can do after the process of Product Recovery.
I made Recovery Media 1, Recovery media 2 and System repair disc Windows 7 64-bit much earlier when I bought the laptop.
But where do I put these files which are on the DVDs and especially how do I get the 64-bit icon back into the laptop?

Answer:Satellite L500: What to do with the system recovery disc for 64 bit?

Hi

The recovery disk which you have created helps you to set the notebook back to the factory state.
This means that you will get the same state like at the first day of purchase.
The HDD will be formatted and you will get the Windows OS, tools and drivers?

Greets

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I need to get to the option "Recover to factory default software with user's data" but I'm having problems getting to this stage.

I've tried power + 0 with no luck, same with power + f12.
When the boot menu comes up, HDD Recovery is not there as an option to select.

I need the exact option above but I have no clue how to get it. I have the option of selecting "Toshiba HDD Recovery" at startup repair, but will it have that option if I go further into it?

So far I got up to the screen that warns about unpacking the system image partition but don't want to go further in case that option is not there.

Can anyone help? :/

Answer:Satellite L500-1ZC - cannot start the HDD recovery menu

I have the option of selecting "Toshiba HDD Recovery" at startup repair, but will it have that option if I go further into it?



Toshiba HDD recovery sets the notebook back to factory settings! This means that your system partition will be deleted and you will get the same HDD state like at the first day of purchase.

Therefore you should backup the date before performing the recovery process.

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I have this laptop with 3 Partitions

The main partition got corrupted and apparently wiped so all windows folders have been deleted and a low level format carried out

I still have the recovery sector

Just wondering how to reinstall it back onto the main partition

I tried F8 and it took me to a screen to choose language but after that it said "You must log in to access system recovery options"

I guess user data has been wiped from the main partition ?

Are there any other keys to press on startup to access the Recovery partition ?

Thanks

Answer:[SOLVED] Toshiba Satellite L500 Recovery

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If the computer is running, shut it down by clicking start, then shut down again.
Press and hold "0" (zero) key on your keyboard and then depress the computers power switch. When the computer turns on, the Toshiba HDD Recovery Uitlity Screen will appear, presenting 3 options, just choose Restore Original Factory Image.
Press 1 to restore your hard disk drive to its original factory default. A confirmation message will appear, indicating that all data will be overwritten and lost during the restore process. Be sure to back up all important files before proceeding.
Click Yes to begin restoration, A message will appear once the operation is finished, indicating that the HDD has been restored.
Press any key to restart the computer.

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Can this be done?

I'm trying to restore my laptop to it's day of purchase (only a month today). From what I can see on the forum, I'm just one of a long line of us who has discovered that the version of our recovery DVD does not match the product we bought. Hence, I'd like to restore the 64 bit version (without the over-priced option of ordering recovery media which is scandalously over-priced compared to Microsoft's offering of 64-32 / 32-64 DVD switch for little over the cost of postage).


(((I'd be grateful for any ideas, however, I notice there is an unhealthy amount of 'experts' around who LOVE telling us consumers that everything is our fault. This brand of righteous 'help' is judgemental, condescending and above all - and most relevant to this forum -, is unhelpful. 'I just don't understand why you didn't back up 5,000 copies on the day of purchase'...etc. We all make mistakes, and if you've made one, you'll make on again. It's nice when the person we meet at that time doesn't point the finger of judgement)))

Answer:Satellite L500-1XL: restore to day of purchase using HDD recovery

> Hence, I'd like to restore the 64 bit version (without the over-priced option of ordering recovery media which is scandalously over-priced compared to Microsoft's offering of 64-32 / 32-64 DVD switch for little over the cost of postage).

The notebook came with preinstalled Win 7 64bit. Additionally you received the Toshiba recovery disk Win 7 32bit version.

Please take a look into the user manual.
It said that you can create an additionally recovery disk of the OS which was preinstalled; means Win 7 64bit.
There should be a preinstalled tool called Toshiba Recovery disk creator. This tool helps to create an own new Win 7 64bit recovery disk.
After you have created this disk, you could use it in order to set the notebook back to the same state like at the first day of purchase.

Greets

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Hi,

i have a Toshiba Satellite L500-F19, and recently started have a bad performance in the graphic interface and also started to shut down on its own.

In order to try and fix the problem i used the HDD recovery sistem by pressing F8 in the boothing process.
What happens is that this process failed and and now my portable computer doesnt even start!
What can i do?

I have a windows repair disc but it was only made a few days ago and this pc is in my possetion for 3 years now.
Is there any way i can recover my sistem back to the original?

Thanks
Jo?o

Answer:Satellite L500-F19 does to boot due to failed HDD recovery process

Yes, you can recover it to original factory settings. You can do this on one way only: you must use recovery DVD. Have you created this disc?

Please don?t mix Windows repair disc and recovery disc. At the moment you cannot repair anything. What you must do is clean recovery image installation.

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Hi,

I have a problem creating recovery disks for the Satellite L500-126.

I am using the Toshiba recovery disk creator.

The 1st disk is ok.
When I try to make the 2nd disk, the systems stops exactly at 50% of the 2nd disk. and no more reaction from the disk creator.

I tried 2x, and each time i had to abort and throw away the dvd's.

any suggestions?

Answer:Problem creating recovery disks for the Satellite L500-126

Hi

You should try another DVD from different manufacturers?
It?s nothing unusual that some DVDs are not fully compatible and that the CD/DVD drives cannot write the data properly?
I had such issue in the past and could solve this testing and using different DVDs.

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Am trying to re-install my Window 7 system on a Satelite L500-19Z. When I insert the recovery disc(s) it completes and then reboots.

When rebooting it goes through the 'system registry' and 'system settings' stages and then reboots. It thens says 'Setting up for first time use'.
Then it comes up with a basically white screen and the box saying 'finalising installation - will take a few minutes' etc.

However, after a while it just reboots and goes through the same sequence again - and again - and again etc.

I can reboot in SAFE mode but it won't allow me to make a System Restore point.
When I try to reboot normally it just goes straight back into the routine above.

I've tried a number of recovery discs but they all do the same thing.

Answer:Satellite L500-19Z - Recovery process not complete correctly?

> I've tried a number of recovery discs but they all do the same thing.
Does this mean that you have more recovery disk for this notebook model?
Did you use the right one?

I?m not quite sure why the recovery procedure does not finish successfully but it could be possible that your notebook?s hardware is affected.
What was the purpose for a recovery? Was something wrong with the notebook?

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My new Satellite L500 - 19X came pre-installed with Win 7 - 64 bit version.
Also included was a "Product Recovery Win 7 32 bit" disc

Within the packaging was a leaflet saying:

"If you plan to use the 64-bit version at a later stage, please create a _recovery medium_ prior to installing 32-bit Windows 7"

It then cautions me to create a "64 bit recovery medium.....ordering a 64-bit recovery medium is not free of charge"

The manual goes on at length about "_System Recovery Options_" As instructed in the manual I have made a "Repair Disc Windows 7 64-bit" Am I correct in saying that I do not or cannot have an actual Win 7 64-bit disc?

The leaflet says "a backup copy (of the Win 7 64-bit) is stored on the hard disk drive as a _recovery image_" So is this the actual Win 7-64-bit complete disc that I am after, and if so how do I get it?

The Toshiba documentation is not clear, and I believe rather contradicts itself?

I am confused! Anyone understand what's going on?

JohnF.

Answer:Creating Win 7 64bit Recovery Disc for Satellite L500-19x?

Hi

As I understand you have received the Notebook with preinstalled Win 7 64bit OS.
But you didn?t get the Win 7 64bit recovery disk but you have a Win 7 32bit recovery disk. Is it right?

Well mate? the case is that the usage of the Recovery disk will format the full HDD and will erase everything from HDD. This means that you will lose the preinstalled Win 7 64bit OS.
So if you would not create the Win 7 64bit recovery disk BEFORE using the Win 7 32bit recovery disk then you will not be able to go back to 64bit version.

Therefore create the Win 7 64bit recovery disk at the beginning. Then you are safe and can install Win 32bit and 64bit whenever you want.

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Hello!

I've bought a new Toshiba Satellite L500-19E with Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit). So far, everything's working brilliant.
I've already created the recovery dvds.
Therefore, could I now delete the partition with the recovery programm? I want to use the full space of my hdd and create partitions as I want.
But I don't know how I should do this?
Could you please help me?

greez

Answer:Satellite L500-19E - Deleting recovery partition and create new

If you are 100% sure the created recovery DVDs are ok you can remove all saved data on second partition.
Open Windows Explorer and on the left side where is second partition listed click with right mouse button on it and choose option FORMAT.
Choose Quick format option and click on START.

After minute or two all data will be gone.

Please note: in the future when you want to use recovery DVD for Win7 installation the whole HDD will be deleted and you will lose all your data.
Using recovery DVD you cannot format partition C only.

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Hello

I have a Satellite L500-12Q laptop. I used the Recovery Disc Creator to make the recovery discs. It needs 4 discs. The 1st was writtenk ok, but on the second, near the end of the progress, it stopped advancing. It is almost an hour, and it is still not finished. I am on the second try. The disc is spinning and the drive makes noise as if it were writing, but it doesn't advance at all.

Please, could you help me?

Thanks
Claudiu

Answer:Satellite L500-12Q Recovery Disc Creator Error

Hey Claudiu,

What kind of DVD you are using to create the Toshiba recovery disks? I did also had some problems to create a recovery disk but I changed the media from DVD+R to DVD-R and all was ok!!! I used Verbatim disks for creating because I have really good experience with this kind of disks. Furthermore it seems that TDK disks also work pretty well. Check this!!!

If it doesn?t work check the Toshiba page for a firmware update of your ODD!

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Hello,

I have a Notebook Toshiba Satellite Pro L500-1T8 and its hard drive has been damaged, so I cannot recover the special partition (I've tried also with the 0-key bootup).

I haven't create a restore disk from windows 7 because nobody told me to do so!

I'd like to re-install my windows 7 licensed copy (at the moment I've installed an ubuntu linux).
How can I do?


Thanks,
Fabrizio

Answer:Satellite Pro L500-1T8 - How to install Win 7 if recovery partition is damaged

No way to recover a genuine Toshiba laptop? Is it true?

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I have a new Toshiba Satellite L500-1XD. I have tried to create the recovery media twice now and both times it failes on the first of two disks with the following error;

Failed to open the following file.
E:\boot\bcd
(Error Code:02013-F1-00000000)

I am using the Toshiba Recovery Media Creator. The operating system is Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. I am using standard 4.7GB DVD+R disks.

Any help would be useful.

Thank you.

Answer:Re: Failure to create recovery media Satellite L500-1XD

> I am using standard 4.7GB DVD+R disks.

I recommend you to use high quality media like verbatim or Tdk. You see, it can cause problem with ,,low brand,, disks.

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When starting 64-bit version of win 7 cmd.exe script faile due to following error
ERROR could not move v:\_IMG\10185xsP*.swm to v:\HDDRecovery\SWImg

Duplicate file of file already exists.

Has anyone had similar error?
This happens when installing Win 7 as a first time startup

Answer:Satellite L500-1DT - HDD recovery Windows 7 64bit installation fails

Which notebook model do you have?
Please send full model name and model number.

You can find it on Toshiba sticker at the bottom.

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I have a Satellite L500-19Z laptop which was running a 64bit version of Windows.
Because of a problem I had to re-install Windows. The disc that came with the laptop was Product Recovery Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit. Not realising the implications of re-installing using this

I've now ended up with a 32bit operating system meaning that I can only use 3gb of my 4gb RAM. Can I obtain a Recovery disc for the 64bit version of Windows? I created, when I first got the laptop, a Repair Disc for my 64bit system but, of course, if I try to use this it tells me, rightly, that I don't have a compatible operating system version.

Answer:Can I order Win7 64bit recovery disc for Satellite L500-19Z?

I think you can order it.

Please visit - https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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This is a detailed bug report so please bear with me.
If you can help, or can confirm you've had the same happen to you, I'll be grateful.

I've owned several Toshiba laptops before and I even used to work for Toshiba so rest assured I like the machine. But I've got a problem with its recovery software. I just bought a laptop, Satellite L500-1DT with Windows 7 64 bit, on behalf of a non-techie who lives elsewhere. Since I know from experience that I will occasionally have to field panic calls along the lines of "it's become too slow", "how do I get rid of the accumulated junk", "maybe it's got a virus" and so on, the first thing I checked was the automatic recovery, i.e. how to bring the HD back to "as new" state.

So I booted into the machine, answered the questions until I got into the OS proper, and then ran the "make a recovery DVD" program. Double layer DVD verified ok. With the freshly made DVD, I swapped the supplied HD for a spare I had (much smaller: only 40 GB instead of 320) and booted the rescue DVD hoping that it would remake me a clean system on the blank drive.

It did repartition the drive according to its scheme, with more or less half the space for Windows and the other half for Data including the recovery files. It did install the system in the Windows partition. It then rebooted into the installed Windows 7 to finalize the installation. There, trouble began: an endless loop of reboots for hours un... Read more

Answer:Satellite L500-1DT: HDD Recovery of Win 7 is stuck in endless reboot loop

Hi

First of all I have to say that I was able to recover my unit trouble free.
The Win 7 installation went smoothly and everything was installed properly.

Back to you issue:
For me it sounds like something wrong with the installation? maybe some partitions of the HDD were muddled up? maybe the HDD should formatted again and then you should run the recover procedure.
You have to test it?

Regarding the DVD player:
As far as I know there is no DVD player for Win 7 64bit. There is only a update available for Win 64bit. So you will have to install the DVD player for Win 7 32bit version and then to update it using the patch released for Win7 64bit.

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Hi. New user to the forum and new owner of a Toshiba.

I am trying to create the 4 recovery discs for my Toshiba satellite L500-12E. Discs 1, 2 & 4 created successfully, but disc 3 failed two times. The message I received onscreen was: Failed to read the following file: F:backslash ZZImg backslash 09753xsp6.swm Error Code: 020150-20-00000000
( I cannot get the computer to type a backslash on this window)

Anyone know of a similar problem or a solution?

Dwight

Answer:Satellite L500-12E - Error during creating Toshiba recovery disk

Hi Dwight,

Which disks you are using for creating Toshiba recovery disk?

I have good experience with Verbatim DVD-R. Have you tested these disks?

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LS.
Just the other night, my laptop was still working fine. The only systemchange I made was installing a program to read .djvu files.
Now my computer won't start anymore. it just says:

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windows fail to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. to fix the problem:
1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. choose your language setings, and then click "next"
3. click "repair your computer"

if you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

file: \Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc000000f
info: an error occured while attempting to read the boot configuration data.
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I do not have the windows installation disc, as it was not supplied when I bought the laptop.
however, I have recently made a recovery dvd. The problem is, only by pressing f12 during start up and then selecting the dvd to boot from, will the recovery start. TOSHIBA HDD Recovery Utility screen does not appear automatically during startup of the computer. however, via the f12-boot way, no options are presented. I cannot select any option to recover just the c partition (no menu appears like I have seen in many tutorials with the 3 options: http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD7C02140000R01.htm ) . It will erase my entire HDD.
Help please. I do not want to lose all the data on my other partitions. I'm scared :(
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Answer:Satellite L500 serie. No recovery menu. no option to restore just C.

> I do not have the windows installation disc, as it was not supplied when I bought the laptop.
The disk was not supplied because it was possible to create an recover disk using Toshiba recovery disk creator software which was available on the HDD!

The Toshiba recovery disk is NOT the same like common Windows installation disk!
The recovery disk contains an image and you can just run the recovery disk in order to set the notebook back to the same state like at the first day of purchase. This means, you HDD will be formatted!!!

If you don?t want to lose the file on the HDD, I would recommend booting from a Linux live CD or from WinPE disk.
WinPE can be downloaded and you could create a bootable CD.
Then you could get access to the HDD and could backup the data on external HDD or USB stick.

Google for WinPE or linux live CD to get more details

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HI,

I have been arsing around with my l500-1dt. I used the shop supplied 32 bit toshiba win 7 recovery disk, but I want to recover back upto 64 bit (originally installed on the latop).

I created the 2 dvds with the toshiba recovery media creator but as my current win 7 32 bit version isn't actually broke, it doesn't seem to want to start up any recovery process when I put the disks in and restart.

I've tried holding 0 to start the HDD recovery too and seem to have the same problem.

Is there anyway to force recovery start up and install 64 bit windows 7?

Thanks

Answer:Satellite L500-1DT: Force Recovery back to 64bit Win 7 from 32bit

Hi

I assume the Win 7 was already preinstalled on your notebook.
So the HDD recovery option should be still available on the HDD? Is it right?
I assume you didn?t change anything on the HDD and in such case you could try recover the notebook using HDD recovery option.

In such case you have to press F8 then you should get advanced boot menu.
Here you have to choose Repair my Computer.
New window will appear and here you need to choose HDD recovery!!!

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I bought a Toshiba Satellite L500-1XD laptop from an Argos store in August. Soon after I got it it occasionally restarted itself and displayed the blue recovery screen saying the laptop has recovered from a hardware failure. This has become more frequent recently and it often shuts down, displays blue screen, restarts and does this over and over again.

I have not installed many new programmes on the laptop and have installed all updates. I have removed any programmes I did install with the exception of Microsoft Office.

Another thing that might be related if that when the laptop starts up it says the Toshiba Service Station has stopped working and tries to check for a solution to the problem.

I would any appreciate any advice on how I could perhaps remedy this

Thanks in anticipation

Answer:Satellite L500-1XD constantly restarting & displaying blue recovery screen

Hi katrina_1,

That means the preinstalled Windows version is still installed, right?!

Well, I think it?s hard to say why it happens? It could be a software or hardware malfunction. Both could be possible.
The most reasons for blue screens are drivers or hardware itself? Are all devices installed properly in device manager or do you see yellow exclamation marks?

In your case I would try to reinstall Windows. Maybe it?s only a software or driver issue?
Furthermore if you have installed two RAM modules, test it with one module only. You can also use ?Memtest86? or another RAM diagnostic tool to test the RAM modules for failures.

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Hi all, just tried to launch recovery media creator on the Toshiba board and the following ERROR CODE: 0d00f6-49-00000015 appears.
This goes after a few clicks on the mouse and the program starts.

Any ideas how to mend this?
Operating system is Windows 7 64bit my new shinny laptop.

any help would be great.

Answer:Re: Satellite L500 - Error appears if I start recovery disk creator

Hi

You used not compatible disk!
You have to test different DVD from different manufacturers.
Not all DVD from different manufacturers are compatible. There are big differences between the brands? So check and try other DVD

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Hello,

My pc start acting up after i made a system restore.For exemple i cant use the fn key function.

Last week i decided to format my pc. But when i opened the TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator i got an unespected error 0D00F6-49-00000001.

I mananged to create 2 of the 4 dvd's. Im using Dvd-r from memorex.
Can someone help.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Answer:Satellite L500 - cannot create recovery disks - 0D00F6-49-00000001 error

Is this the first time you try to create recovery discs?

How you have created 2 discs if the Toshiba recovery disc creator starts with error?

Anyway, in this forum you can find similar threads. Probably is some recovery file corrupted and disc cannot be created.
I don?t think there is something you can do about it. Either it works or not. Maybe you should contact nearest Toshiba service and explain the situation. I hope they can help you with this and order original Toshiba DVD disc for you.

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Dear All,
I need help I have Satellite L500-1GJ windows 7 home Premium. With recovery CD I installed OS but after complete installation my laptop screen shows with lot of rectangular dots on the screen and freezes , I tried many times and it comes to the same problem. Find attached screen shot.

Thanking you.
Best Regards

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Hi

Thinking of purchasing SATELLITE L70-B-119 laptop ffrom Argos - Does it come with backup recovery cds dvds regards - ARGOS DO NOT WANT TO OPEN THE BOX WITHOUT PURCHASE
regards
Toshiba L70-B-119 Core i3 17 Inch 8GB 1TB Laptop

Answer:Satellite L70-B-119 and recovery discs

Toshiba offers notebook with preinstalled operating system but installations recovery discs are not a part of the package. Recovery image is saved on HDD and you must create bootable recovery media (DVD or USB) alone using preinstalled software.

Toshiba has designed small tool called Toshiba recovery media creator. This tool creates bootable recovery media that you can use for recovery image installation.

I cannot say for sure but I think that since 6 years Toshiba doesn't offer recovery installation disc with new products.

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Hi i have lost the recovery discs for my laptop toshiba SA50-112 model num = PSA50E-00E00T7H
Is there anywhere i can download the discs/files?

Answer:Need recovery discs for Satellite A50-112

Hi,

unfortunately there is no download server where you can get the images. You have to contact an authorized service partner for the recovery disks.

To find the nearest one in your country you must visit the following link:

http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/generic_content.jsp?service=EU&ID=ASP_SUPPORT

Greets

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Hi, I am new to this forum so please be patient.
I am looking for a set of recovery discs ( 2in all ) for this notebook laptop the No's are T#-R 02163000 and T#R-02163001
PMR40170EN1 2/1 PMR400170EN1 2/2

Answer:I am looking for Recovery discs for a Satellite A60-302

Welcome to our little community ;)

Because you?re a new here you don?t know some very useful options in this forum.
If you look above you will find the ?Advanced search?.
You can search for every theme. I think you will find many interesting postings.

So, but know back to your question? you can order every device from the ASP (service provider) in your country.
Also the recovery Cd?s

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Hi all,

I usually set my laptops back to factory settings after a few months. Usually runs faster and smoother and I store my music, videos all on external harddrive etc. Now iI made a copy of the recovery cd's theres 2 but I dont know how to use them to reboot to factory settings.

Any help much appreciated.
PS: It's Windows Vista

Please help

Answer:Satellite U400-15B - How to use recovery discs?

Hi

The using of Toshiba recovery disk is very easy! If you have created the disk you have only to boot from the first one. Therefore go in the BIOS boot menu and select the CD/DVD drive where you have entered the disk before.

The computer will now try to boot from Toshiba recovery disk and installs factory settings back. Only few clicks are necessary and you have to wait some minutes where you can drink a coffee for example. ;)

The disk contains an image of factory settings and that means it wipes the whole HDD and creates the partitions again. All drivers and tools will be installed automatically and your computer is ready to use again!

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Hello,

I lost my recovery disc for my Toshiba A75-S112 laptop, with serial number 45236406K.
I am having the hardest time trying to obtain a new copy. I have contacted the authorized service centres in my area but they have been of no help, as they claim they do not and cannot have or sell the recovery discs.

Yet, they can recover my machine for me. I can recover my machine on my own, I just need the disc. I contacted Toshiba support by telephone and was given a case number to help me in my search to obtain the recovery disc, but I was not told what to do or where to go with the case number. The case number is 1-788-803-502.

I would appreciate any help on my current situation.

Answer:Where to get recovery discs for Satellite A75-S112

This is very strange because every Toshiba authorized service provider should be able to order the Recovery CDs.
The notebook Satellite A75-S112 was designed for the US market.
Maybe this is a reason why the ASP cannot obtain this recovery CD for you.

Here is a link to all global Toshiba ASP
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/generic_content.jsp?service=EU&ID=ASP_SUPPORT

I don?t know if it?s possible but maybe you will have to contact an ASP in USA to obtain the compatible Recovery CD!

At the other hand if you have an original Microsoft Windows CD then you could install the OS from this CD and then you could download and install the Toshiba drivers from the Toshiba US page.

bye

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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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Hi...

I have a weird problem, I bought the computer 6 months ago and have been happy with it, but I got somekind of virus and all the OS was ****ed up big time, so yesterday I would da a factory install with the recovery discs I created when I purchased the computer.

I have the Toshiba System Disc and 4 recovery dvds, I insert the sytem disc and all looks like it should, it loads and then it ask for Disc One of the recovery discs, I insert Disc 1 and after 10 sec. it ejects it again and ask for Disc One again.

I have verified the 5 discs on my other computer and there is data on them and they look okay, I have tried inserting all of the discs to see if I switched them when I printed on them, nothing is working, it will simply not reconize disc one and I am stuck? Any help from anyone?

I am pretty sure its not the hardware that are bad, because I had an old XP windows disc, and after I tried all, I tried to install this on the computer and everything was fine, but I would like to have windows 7 as the computer came with....

Regards Allan Thomsen

Answer:Satellite C870-121 recovery discs is not working?

Hi

Very strange buddy?
Could it be possible that the CD/DVD drive cannot read the first disk properly?
I mean it could be a disk issue and not the issue with the data

I?m not sure what?s wrong here but you have no many options here:
To recover the notebook, you have to use the Toshiba Recovery disks or the HDD recovery?
Can you use the HDD recover procedure?
Power up the unit, press F8, choose Repair my Computer -> HDD recovery.

If this is not possible ? well?. You could still order a new disk here:
http://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Please contact me asap. looking for both recovery disc asap

Answer:Satellite A200-AH6 - recovery discs needed

Are you in Canada?

I think you can order Recovery Discs from the Canada website at www.toshiba.ca

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Good morning,

I decided to Format my Notebook on the other day, however i found only two of my Recovery Discs. Is there any possible way to get third discs for free, or do I have to buy all three discs?

Thank you in advance,

Krzysztof Cioch

Answer:I've Lost one of Recovery Discs for my Satellite L550-1C9

As far as I know you cannot order just one missing DVD. All you can do is to order original recovery disc on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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I need to clean the hard drive on my Sat Pro M35 as the machine is running way too slow now.
Have 700MB RAM but no good.

I have found my recovery disk but am concerned as it says 1/2 on it which implies its the first of 2 disks.
Is this the case?

I have the Tools and Utilities disk, is that considered disk 2?
Is there a way of getting past disk 2 or downloading it if it is the case that I dont have it?
Thanks to all who help

Paul

Answer:Need info about delivered recovery discs for Satellite Pro M35

Hi

As far as I know older Toshiba notebooks were delivered with the Toshiba recovery CD and with the Tools & Utilities CD.
Because of the large image size the image was installed on 2 Recovery CD?s
All CD?s are labeled and it should be easy to recognize the right CD!

It seems you have lost the first part of the Recovery CD?s and therefore I would recommend contacting the Toshiba authorized service partner in your country and to order the first Recovery CD!
It?s should be not expensive ;)

Good luck

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Hi All

Can anyone advise me how to obtain the recovery disks, it would appear when i bought my laptop it said make recovery disks which i did but it only made 2 and is now asking for a third disk.............

it came with win 8 installed and not sure if that is cause of the crash


Satellite L870-18T



Thanks in advance

Rod.

Answer:Satellite L870 asks for 3rd recovery discs - don't have one

Have you tried to create recovery discs again?

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Hi,

I have an oldish Notebook / Laptop which I need to do a recovery on.
However during the move into my new house I seem to have lost 1 of the 2 CD's that was provided when I bought this.

The laptop is pretty much sat doing nothing at the moment as I need to do this recovery, so need the discs ASAP.

If anyone could help, that would be great.
The full code is Sat A20-S103D.

Thanks,

Answer:Satellite A20-S103D - How can I order Recovery Discs?

Hi dude

Looks like this question can be found in the ?Top ten? of most asked questions here in the forum.

Every thread reagarding this question said:
You can order the Recovery CD from the ASP in your country.

Therefore I would recommend contacting the local ASP (authorized service provider) too and to order the need CD.

Best regards

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INSTALLED BOTH DISC AS IN MANUAL... GET ERROR MESSAGE ...AT THE END OF DISC 2... CAN FIND NO WAY OF EXITING OR CARRYING ON WITH THE INSTALLATION..REMOVED DISCS SEVERAL TIMES AND BEGAN PROCEEDURE AGAIN WITH THE SAME RESULT; ERROR NO;437 MESSAGE.. ;CANNOT READ FROM FILE ...ALSO LOADS OF OTHER WRITING IS ON THE SCREEN... I THEN PRESS ESCAPE;; AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT NEEDS A FILE NUMBER ? NOW I REMOVE THE DISC ;I CAN ONLY BEGIN THE SAME PROCEEDURE AGAIN NOTHING ELSE WORKS ON PC.....
DISCS CAME WITH PC AND I HAVE USED THEM TWICE EASILY
LAPTOP CODE A30 (PSA30E)14MONTHS OLD WAS WORKING OK SOMETIMES SAID IT WOULD HAVE TO CLOSE BECAUSE GENERIC HOST HAD ENCOUNTERED A PROBLEM ... RECOVERY DISCS DONT SEEM SCRATCHED CAN ANYONE HELP ?????????

Answer:SATELLITE A30 ERROR!!! AFTER INSTALL RECOVERY DISCS

Hi,

did you upgraded your notebook with some special hardware like RAM upgrade or something else!
It can be that such a hardware upgrade make problems when you use th recovery disk!

Also you can try to reset the BIOS settings to default.

Bye Sammy

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Emm I really hope you can help me.
The Notebook said that you have to create the Recovery Disk by yourself and thats what I did ( on 2 Cds)
So i wanted to reinstall my Notebook and put in the first cd and booted from CD. So i came into the Menu.
Then after a while it asked me to put in the second CD and I did it. Then it said there was a error copying the last 2 files needed.
So now i cant create the Recovery Disk again because I already started the reinstalling. now i have a few questions

What can i do generally ? Because I really dont want to buy for 35 euros a new Recovery Disk :S

I thank everyone who helps me :D

Answer:Cannot use created recovery discs for Satellite A350-134

If you want to have ?factory settings? you must install recovery image from recovery disc.
If your discs don?t work you must use original Toshiba recovery disc.

My opinion is that you should install Win7 32bit on this machine. I do it on friends A350 and it runs perfectly.

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Hi,

I'm having some issues making the Recovery Disc (see http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=38328&tstart=0 ), but as the main file burned to the discs is a 1+ GB *".exe"* one, I am starting to wonder if the discs are really expected to be bootable... after all you'd +usually+ require a windows envionment to execute such a file.

Or maybe the files required to "run" that .exe are supposed to be in the bootable part of the disc?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Are Recovery Discs bootable? - Satellite A300

Hi

I don?t know how you have burned the Recovery disk but you should use definitely the Toshiba Recovery disk creator tool.
This tool burns the Toshiba image and creates the bootable recovery disk.

And yes, the recovery disk is bootable and if you want to start the recovery procedure you have to boot from it.

Greats

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Hello,

I have a problem with Recovery Disc Creator. When it burns the 1st DVD disc an error occurs. It says "Unexpected error occured. Error code: 0E01B5-26-2A031000".
I have Toshiba Satellite A300-1NA.

All of the updates are installed, and generally the system is "clean". I suspect that this problem is caused by my DVD-RW drive (MAT****A UJ880AS) but I cannot find new firmware for it. Thanks in advance for any help.

Best regards
Maciej

Answer:Re: Can't create recovery discs on Satellite A300-1NA

Hi!

Firmware updates you can get on the Toshiba website but for your Satellite A300 with Mat****a drive I didn?t find one.

Have you tried DVD?s from different manufactures? I use always Verbatim disks and never had problems with it.
Check this!

Bye

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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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I have a Toshiba Satellite E205-S1904, which I purchased from the US, but I now live in the UK. I purchased this in 2010 and so the laptop is out of warrenty.

I need/ wish to reinstall the programes on the laptop,but seem to have lost the appropriate disc with all the windows software as well as drivers.
I think I can purchase these froma non toshiba website, but very worried about non geniue software, which can casue frurther problems down the line.
I can't find anything in the toshiba.eu site to be helpful as to where I can get hold of the needed disc(s).
Anyone has a suggestion?

Many thanks

Answer:Satellite E205-S1904 and recovery installation discs

If you have US machine you must search all information on Toshiba US page - http://support.toshiba.com/support/home

It is pretty old machine and I don't know if you will be able to order original recovery media.
What you can do is to install own OS version and install all necessary drivers, tools and utilities hat you can find on US download page.

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I have a Satellite P750 with a fatally damaged HDD and no recovery discs. I have a Qosmio X770 that I can make recovery discs from.

Both machines were running Windows 7 and both have licence codes. Can I use recovery discs from the Qosmio to load onto a new HDD in the P750?


I realise that drivers may be different but if I can get the P750 running, I can then correct the drivers.

I don't want to pay $66 for discs from Toshiba, especially as other manufacturers such as Dell only charge $20.

Answer:Can I use recovery discs from Qosmio to recover Satellite P750?

No, you can?t.
The recovery image is an package.
It contains Windows system but also the drivers and tools.
This means that you would install the Qosmio drivers on Satellite P and this would make some troubles.

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I bought a Satellite A200-QH0 model in Australia and due to lack of forums in our country I'd like to ask some questions here if that's ok.

The notebook contains 3 partitions - a 1.6GB "EISA Configuration" partition, the large OS partition, and the recovery partition. So I've made the recovery DVD???s using the Recovery Disc Creator tool as we aren't supplied with an actual disc. But I would like to know what these discs will do? My questions:

1. Will they truly return the hard drive back to _exactly_ how it was including the partition layout and pre-installed software?
2. Will the recovery DVDs work even if the drive has been repartioned? I would like to split the system partition to give space for data files etc. But will this extra partition stop the recovery procedure working properly?

Please understand that I'm not interested in reformatting the entire drive. I just want to split the OS partition. But in case I have to replace the drive in the future or something I'd like to know how close to "original" these discs will get me, no matter what I do to the drive?

Thanks,
Dave

Answer:Questions about recovery discs and partitioning Satellite A200-QH0

Hi

I?m not 100% sure how the recovery works on the Toshiba Australian notebooks but I presume the Recovery CD contains the Toshiba image with the Windows OS, drivers, tools and utilities.
I think if you would use the Recovery CD then the whole HDD will be formatted and all partitions will be erased.

I think the recovery partition will be not created using the recovery CD because the recovery CD was already created? so the recovery partition is not necessary anymore?

Regards

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I've just purchased the above laptop and tried to create the recovery discs twice.
Both times this failed on the first DVD with the following error message:
Differences were found between the following files
Source Path D:\HDDRecovery\ODDFiles\sources\boot.wim
Target Path E:\sources\boot.wim
error code 0216F-3C-00000000

I have found one similar post on a Google search which suggests that there is nothing I can do about this except contact Tohiba and get the recovery media free as the drive is corrupt.
I certainly am not willing to pay for these discs since it's not my fault that I can't create them.

Is there anything I can do and what advice can be given regarding replacement recovery discs?

Answer:Satellite L450D- failure to create recovery discs

In my opinion there are two options for you:
-contact your local dealer where you bought your notebook and ask for replacement or
-contact nearest Toshiba authorized service provider and explain the situation.

I can imagine they can order a copy for you and it will be covered by warranty.
Do not wait to long and do it as soon as possible.

One more thing:
Can you please test if HDD OS installation will work properly? Start it as described in follow document - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD9102IR0000R01.htm

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I've been trying to recover Satellite C670D-11K using new Toshiba-supplied factory system recovery discs. Both discs do their thing until the very end when I get these messages:

Error c/program files\mcafee\virusscan/dat\000.0\avvscan.dot (error=1117)
Error restoring image
request could not be performed beacuse of I/O device error
Error Image x could not apply win 7 V:\\HDDRecovery\SWIMG\15434XSP.SWM Index 2 from HDD to C

Only option after this point is to press any key and I get the blank Toshiba screen

When I switch laptop back on I get message 'boot mgr is missing'. I have tried the recovery disc a couple of times since and things don't get any better. In fact I just get a big black screen with cursor after

Suggestions welcomed please? I thought buying the recovery discs would be a simple solution but should I give in and go to a professional now?

Thanks, Paul

Answer:Satellite C670D-11K - Toshiba recovery discs is not working

I presume you use recovery discs that you have created using Toshiba recovery disc creator tool, right?
It sounds stupid now but something went wrong and I?m afraid recovery discs are useless now. Fact is that you cannot change anything or force notebook to install recovery image properly.

Only thing that you can test is - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD4103KB0000R01.htm
I don't think this will help but you can test it anyway.

Now you have two options:
-to order original recovery disc from Toshiba
-to install own OS version using Microsoft installation disc

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Hello
Just out of interest.
I have not tryed this, but i hered you can only make one copy of the recovery disks, using the toshiba disk creator.

I just thought it would be quicker to post this question, rarther than try it out.
I do know it costs 30 to get a copy of these recovery discs, which led me to think are these for people who have not created recovery discs or people who have lost there copy of the recovery discs.

I myself have only one copy

Answer:Satellite L300-1BV Can you only make one copy of the recovery discs

No, you can make as many as you want. But it will only work on L300's

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Hi,

want to create recovery discs for my Satellite Pro L300. User manual gives instructions fro Vista but machine is shipped with XP Pro.

Can anyone help?

Answer:Creating Recovery discs on a Satellite Pro L300 Running XP pro

Can you please post exact model number? I just want to check specification.

Anyway, as far as I know this model was delivered with preinstalled VISTA 32BIT BUSINESS and WXP recovery DVD. Do you still have this DVD?

I?m not 100% sure but I think WXP didn't have option for recovery disc creator. The whole story has started with Vista.

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I have purchased recovery discs for my notebook.
I received 2 discs from Toshiba. Item number R10249DU on both.

Booted on disc 1 and installed. No problem.

However, when do I use disc 2? I have not been prompted to use it.

Disc 2 contains about 9 Gigs on 12 files (9 x .swm files; 2x .crc files; 1x data.ini).

All suggestions appreciated

JW

Answer:Satellite L300 - how to install purchased recovery discs?

Hi

I don?t know why you have received two disks but if the installation from the first disk went smoothly then everything should be ok and you should be able to boot the notebook and should be able to finish the Vista installation.

Did you finish the Vista installation successfully?

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It gets to the point where I guess it's almost done... This is the first time I've had to recover my computer, but I did have to have Toshiba replace the hard drive that came in the computer once already.

But at the end it comes up with ERROR : 10-FA12-045D I've searched this website for that error and found nothing... If anyone could suggest something I can do to get my laptop back working it would be much appreciated...

I've also already wiped the entire computer after the first time it came up with this error and then retried the recovery discs.

Answer:Satellite L305D fails to recover with recovery discs

I never heard about this error too.
When do you get this error exactly?

If you didn?t have this error before, your new HDD could be faulty. Check this with the Hitachi Drive Fitness Test
http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/download.htm#DFT

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Hi Everyone,

I am having trouble with The TOSHIBA Recovery Disk Creator. When trying to create the recovery discs this error comes up:
An unexpected error occurred. Please quit this application and restart it. (Error Code: 0F00FE-F1-00000002)

The machine is a Satellite U205-S5034 running XP Pro SP3.

Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks and have a great day.

DaveMatt44

Answer:Satellite U205-S5034 - Error when trying to create the recovery discs

Hi

What kind of DVDs you are using for creating a Toshiba recovery disc? As yet I have tried Verbatim DVD-R and TDK DVD-R and never had a problem with these discs. Friend of tried DVD+R and he couldn?t create a recovery disc. After that he tried DVD-R and all was fine but I don?t know why this happened.
So please try other discs.

Furthermore check the Toshiba page for a firmware update of CD/DVD drive. Maybe it will help you.

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My laptop is Satellite A300-211

My question is can I use the Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator program to burn CDs and DVDs beside the image of Windows?

Answer:Satellite A300-211 - Can I use recovery disc creator to create other discs?

Hi mate,

The Toshiba recovery disk creator can only create the Toshiba recovery disk and that?s all!

If you want to burn other CDs or DVDs you have to use another program like Nero or CD Burner XP. The last one is freeware and really nice. It has a lot of functions and is very small. Check this!!

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Ok so I'm trying to reset my Toshiba Satellite L655-16E back to factory settings after it started to give me the low memory error message, but I only have the discs it asked me to make when I first got the laptop, so when I do the whole F8 thing on start up and get to the screen with the Toshiba HDD recovery reset thing and click on it, it gives me this error message:

*HDDRecoGUI*
The Recovery of the operating System is impossible!
Could not find HDD Recovery folder on second drive of the first hard disk.
There is no valid HDD Recovery environment on this computer.

I've tried various different things; Pressing and holding 0 - Which gave me a screen asking which os I wanted to use (there was only Windows 7) then just continued to load as normal. Putting the first disc in and restarting my laptop (which I did pretty much every time anyway) - which did nothing. etc.
So yeah, is there a way of creating the mystery HDD file I need from the discs, or maybe another way of using the discs that I haven't already tried?

Answer:Satellite L655-16E - Factory reset using Recovery Media Discs

>Could not find HDD Recovery folder on second drive of the first hard disk.
>There is no valid HDD Recovery environment on this computer.
This message will be shown if you have deleted recovery image or changed partitions structure on HDD.

If you have created recovery disc or discs than you can install recovery image using these recovery DVDs.

Start your notebook and pres F12 several times to enter boot menu.
Put recovery disc in optical disc drive.
In the menu choose CD/DVD drive.
Press ENTER.
Follow the menu on the screen.

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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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I have a Satellite L300D-12I laptop & keep getting a 'power calibration error' when trying to create the Toshiba recovery discs. Does anybody have any ideas how to get over this?

Answer:Satellite L300D-12I: Power calibration error whilst creating Recovery Discs

I have seen this problem on my previous laptop.


It can be caused by:

* Bad quality CD/DVD media. Use good quality brands such as TDK.
* Burning too fast, lower the burn speed.
* Worn laser, replace the DVD drive.

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Hi there,

Brand new Toshiba Satellite L500-11V, first thing create the TOSHIBA Recovery Discs, disc 1 no problems but disc 2 never finishes it gets half way through and just stops. Even left it over night and nothing!!!

End up quitting the program and starting again, i now have 4 copies of disc 1??!!

Any ideas people??
(also fully up to date with windows updates)

Many thanks

Leigh

Answer:Satellite L500-11V - Recovery Disc Creator crashes on disc 2

Windows updates are not relevant for all this.

Which empty medias do you use, DVD-/+/R/RW?

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I am the owner of a Lenova IdeaCenter K300 Computer with Windows 7 64Bit OSThe system has been running for just about a year now...no issues, very stable...however after a recent issue with another computer MFG system...I have questions:First the Other MFG system - The computer was purchased in April of 2008 with Windows Vista, the computer was unplugged on November 1, 2008 and stored in a cool Dry place....In October of 2011 My Godson wanted a new computer and I told him I have a computer that was lightly used and would do what he wanted it to do.I plugged in a monitor, keyboard, mouse, and turned on the unit when MUCH to my surprise the HD had failed...BADLY...so I went to a local store, purchased a new HD and installed it on the machine. First let me explain that this computer MFG after several calls to them looking for help.. explained to me the following1: Reinstall Discs were NOT avail2: The System did not support creating Recovery discs since all the information that the system needed was stored on    the Hard Drive that was supplied with the system...and that the OEM Windows VISTA version was available to use for    3 yearsI said Okay, but I have a computer that had a HD failure so how do I go about reinstalling Windows Vista to get the computer up and running again?  They told me that I had to PURCHASE from a store a copy of Windows Vista.   I said that I had from two other computers from another MFG Windows Vista Reinstal... Read more

Answer:Very Confused over Reinstall Discs, Recovery Discs and how do I CREATE THEM!

They should sell you recovery disc without any problems. If you call customer service and you feel that the conversation is going no ware you probably talking to wrong person. Disconnect and tray another time, you will never speak to the same person twice OEM reinstall disc doesn?t need activation, retail windows disc needs but you have serial number on the sticker so just call Microsoft and activate it. Recovery disc is a copy of your computer hard drive with windows, drivers, software includedReinstall disc is the same for all computers with windows only, you have to install drivers and software separatelyReinstall OEM disc is only for Lenovo system but it is the same like retail windows disc with added pre-activation

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My problem is not with this computer... I have also Compaq cq50z-100, Windows Vista Home Premiun SP2... my problem is this... Somehow I got a virus...after being so 'effing careful to boot. Now when I start my laptop, I get a quick flash of the command prompt window followed by a quick blank blue screen ... and then these 2 things repeat themselves and then nothing works except my mouse will move. So I tried what I know, recovery and such. It will not do anything in safe mode at all either. It will not let me change the boot drive order ( I guess that is what it is called), to the disc drive to run the recovery from my discs. So I got a friend to look at it. He says that my operating system is fried. He said I need to call Acer and buy an operating system disc set. Ok my question is this... are these discs different than the set of discs that I made when I first got my computer, the ones I call the recovery discs? Also why would I need to get them from Acer? Wouldn't I get them from HP or Compaq since this is who I bought my computer from? I am holding off spending the money to buy these new discs until I am certain that they are what I need to fix my computer. And if this guy really knows what he is doing. Any help is greatly appreaciated.
 

Answer:Operating system discs vs recovery discs

Your friend told you to call Acer for help with a Compaq computer? If so, I wouldn't go to that friend for any more technical help.

If you already have recovery/restore/operating system disks (whatever you want to call them), then you don't need to purchase anything else. You need to boot from them. Explain what you mean by "it will not let me change the boot order". Does that mean you don't know how? Your BIOS is password protected? They keyboard doesn't work?
 

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I'm getting very nervous that I haven't made these impt system recovery discs. I bought 10 CDs at the time I bought PC and was assured they were the right type. When I got ready to create the discs, my PC said I would need 18 CDs. I backed out at that point so don't know if the ones I have are the right kind.

I'm going out this week to buy some more, but still have doubts I'm getting the right kind.

My HP guide says I need: CD-R

What I have is: SONY CD-R AUDIO (compact disc digital audio recordable)

Have I got the right kind? Thanks so much. Fox
 

Answer:Solved: What kind of discs needed to make "System Recovery Discs"?

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Recently purchased Toshiba Satellite C660-21Z and tried to create recovery discs as recommended. Recovery Media Creator consistently fails on both Disc #1 and #2 with error messages during validation:

Failed to read E:\sources\boot.wim (Error Code 020150-20-00000000).

Have tried different DVD types without success. Anybody able to help?

Answer:Recovery Media Creator failing to create system recovery discs

Hello

Check please THIS thread and i hope you will find solution to this.

Good luck

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I recently created Recovery Discs in Windows XP, but when I insert Disc 2, it always says that it is the incorrect disc so I cannot continue the factory restore.Now I'm trying to restore by booting into the Rescue and Recovery on my hard drive, but it cannot find the hidden factory partition on the hd. It also now says that the restore had a "convertion" error when it wouldn't recognize disc 2 and will not let me try to look at my hard drive to restore anymore. If I use the RR boot disc, it will let me try to restore, but it finds nothing restorable on the HD.I did look at the hard drive and see 2 partitions with one being a IBM_SERVICE partition with 3.9GB total size and 2.9GB free space.Please help, thanks.

Answer:t43: Recovery Discs are corrupt and Rescue and Recovery won't restore from the Hard Drive?

Hi, maybe somebody here could help me. i've totly lost the original partition of IBM on my T41 thinkpad. If somebody could advise me how do i get it back, i would appreciate it very much. Thanks,Shai

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I need a new keyboard for my L500 and found out, that the keyboad of the P200 (and some other models) seems to be the same (105 keys, num pad, 2 win keys). Are those keyboards 100% compatible or do they just look the same?

Answer:Satellite L500 and Satellite P200 - compatible keyboards?

Hi

In my opinion this question is for Toshiba service and not for user-to-user forum.

Anyway I think that both keyboards are not the same and you should order 100% identical keyboard designed for your notebook model.

Question is: why do you look for keyboards for old notebook models if you can order new one for L500.
On eBay you can get it quite affordable.

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Today I was investigating something in ThinkVantage Rescue & Recovery since one of my attempts to create a set of recovery discs had gone wrong - I created a Rescue Disc (boot disk) instead of a set of Recovery Disks. Basically, what I discovered is that according to this IBM page http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-68317.html I am supposed to see two options when clicking "Create Recovery Media" in the ThinkVantage start menu group: (1) Rescue Media and (2) Recovery Discs. In the event that a set of Recovery Discs (option 2) has already been created, this option will become gray and can't be selected, however it will still be visible, displaying the text that you've already created a set of Recovery Discs and that your license doesn't allow you to make any more. The strange thing here is that I don't at all have option 2: Recovery Discs, whether active or inactive (gray)! Please find attached the three relevant screenshots: the last one is of my computer (and is in Dutch but shows you that I have only option 1 to select), the bottom two are from the link I provided above and show the distinction between having option 2 active or inactive (gray text). Does anyone know what is going on here? And will this entitle me to a complimentary (in effect, free) set of Resovery Disks from IBM Support (taking into account my warranty has expired)?  I've got an R50p running Windows XP Pro (1832-W1D). [IMG]http://i38.tinypic.com/2r3w1ts.jpg[/IM... Read more

Answer:Missing option to create set of recovery discs in Rescue & Recovery

hello  pvanden welcome to the forums i see that you have not provided the country or the city in which you live pls read forum rules before posting  coming to your system recovery options if you have already created a recovery cd(not rescue media)it might be advisable for you to contact ibm support as soon as possible since you have a valid windows license you may get a set of product recovery cd's for a nominal fee

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Hello,

My computer has many corrupt files. I have done both sfc /scannow and chkdsk /r multiple times, but the corrupt files still remain. Unfortunately, my HP's recovery manager is also corrupt so I decided to do a full factory restore. Because I couldn't do a full factory restore from the computer, I ordered the discs from HP.
When ever I try to do a recovery from the boot menu (F8 or F11), I get the following error:

"Boot Manager:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1.Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer.
2.Choose your language settings, and then click "Next".
3.Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible."

I insert the disc, but nothing happens. The computer returns to the same steps. I even tried going through control panel and Full System Restore. Again, I get the same steps. When I press enter, it allows me to boot Windows 7 or do a memory diagnostic test.

I appreciate any help.

Answer:0xc000000f Recovery Error - System Recovery Discs not being processed

Hello and welcome sunnyxm well if yo are trying to just reinstall try this it will save all the bloatware from HP being loaded anyway.

REINSTALL

Forinstalling I prefer a disk to be honest but if you want to try again this isthe one to follow
CleanReinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 make sureit is the right version ie Home Premium or Ultimate whatever you have a codefor and then the language and do not use the ones with a large "N" or"old" beside them.
You can use a disk or USB stick with this.

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Hello 1) This is Lenovo Y580. My Windows 7 keeps throwing a warning, "Your hard drive is about to fail.".I launched the One Key Recovery option and created a recovery disc on THREE DVDs. If I buy a new hard-drive, and use this recovery disc, what would happen? Would it create the same partitions as before, i.e. partition 1 as SYSTEM_DRV, Partition 2 as "Windows_OS", Partition 3 as Lenovo (for Drivers) and unknown Partition 4? Please explain how the recovery works on the new hard-drive. 2) Are these discs enough, or do I need to create a System Image? I click on Create an Image ("System Backup") on One Key Recovery and use my external hard drive as the target, However, it is stuck in the "INITIALIZING" stage and fails after 10 minutes. Can anyone help me understand why this happens?

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Just bought a brand new lenovo Z570 laptop, decided to create factory default recovery DVDs using onekey recovery 7.0 software which was preinstalled on the machine. I prepared the blank DVDs and started the backup, all went well with the first DVD till a message popped up telling me to insert the next blank DVD to continue the backup process and that's when the problem started. Each time I insert a blank DVD it seems like the software can't recognize it, the message asking for a blank DVD pops up again and the blank DVD gets ejected. First I thought it was a faulty blank dvd but after trying about 8 of them it's still not working. I canceled the process and started all over and again the same thing happened, the first dvd is created and then the program refuses to recognize the other blank dvds and ejects them. Was wondering if anyone else got that problem and if there's anyway to fix it. I want to create the recovery DVDs before starting to work on the new machine. Any help would be very appreciated.













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Answer:Problem creating recovery discs using onekey recovery on Z570

Hi som3a14 and welcome to the community,
 
Yeh, the same thing happened to me on a u160.  I used Memorex DVRs with a Memorex burner and it would just spit out the second disc. Or, it would burn 2 okay and then spit out the third one.  
 
I ended up using the Memorex DVDs and a crappy Staples burner. That worked.  It took three tries and I made six coasters.  Make sure you're using DV-R discs and don't be too quick to click ok when you put the second and third discs in. I used 4.7Gb discs also.  
 
Mine made three, but  I've heard of it only making two.  When they're made, test them.
 
Dave

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Hi Guys!

I am new to this forum and not very tech savvy so please bear with me! My mums laptop, an esystem 1201, has been getting slower and slower and slower until today it finally gave in. This stemmed from a virus that we got a couple of weeks back, that i got rid of but for some reason its slowed down ever since.
Anyway, we decided today to insert the "backup1" disc into the computer, to do a full system recovery. These were the discs that the "Tech guys" software asks you to create the first time you use the computer, for any such things such as this and the discs were created without any issues at the time. I Put the disc in, came up with all the menus, selected "full destructive recovery" and it ticked away, asked me to take out disc one, put in disc two, then asked me to take disc two out and put disc one in. Did all that, then i get the error message "Error: Recovery image missing Please restart and try again". This happens around stage 3 of 5, which is the "Installing vista" stage.
Can anyone give me any advice on what to do? I tried a couple of suggestions I found on the internet, which included creating another disc but that didn't work. It makes it look as though you are installing vista for the first time, and when I click on "repair" as suggested on the site (Because the disc is not a first time installation disc) it is supposed to find the back up from the CD. Instead, I get a message that says... Read more

Answer:Full destructive recovery - recovery discs do not work?

Just wondering, have I posted this in the correct section!?

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Good afternoon! Tell me, please, how to get HP Recovery Manager software with recovery discs from HP? For laptop probook 6465b. Thanks in advance. 

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I'm running WinXP. My pc tells me that I already made a set of recovery discs, but I have no recollection of doing it. On many, many forums, I've found the recommendation of deleting the HPCD.sys files = problem solved. Only on *MY* pc [HP tower, btw], I get an error message of "recovery partition not found" when I delete just one of the HPCD.sys files and then try to run the cd recovery making tool.

Is there a way around this? If not, if I do a complete recovery -- back to factory settings -- will my ability to burn a set of recovery discs be restored?

Thanks.
 

Answer:HPCD.sys, making more recovery discs & doing a total XP recovery.

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hi there!!

i had a toshiba satellite a300 that unfortunately died... i want to take the hard disk drive from it an put it on my cousin's toshiba satellite l500 laptop...
I siply put it to l500 but it stacks at a point that shows again and again something about media test and more...

What i'm supposed to do?
Te strange (to me that i'm not very computer guy) is that at bios setting shows the model of the hard disk...
I mean that the l500 recognises the drive...please help me...



thanks in advance..

Answer:HDD swop from Satellite A300 to Satellite L500

Hi

Satellite A300 supports the same HDD like a Satellite L500. Both use the SATA HDD therefore the inserted HDD should work.
Its good sign, that the HDD is visible in BIOS. This means that HDD is recognized and in good condition.

I?m wondering what you have done after the HDD has been inserted.
Did you try to install the system using Toshiba recovery disk or another disk?
Did you try to format the HDD firstly?

Try to boot form the system disk and format the HDD firstly.
Then follow with system installation

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Whenever I try to create a full backup, the backup always seems to be complete after turning on the laptop monitor (not even from sleep mode, just the display turning off), even when the program said that there were two hours to go.  The backup, which was estimated to be about 75gb, turns out to be only 20gb.  When I try to create recovery discs from this seemingly incomplete backup, it always says that it requires five recovery discs.  Is this the number of recovery discs regardless of the size of the backup, and will the recovery discs restore the laptop to factory condition or the state of the laptop when the backup was made?  Sorry if this is an obvious question, but can the recovery discs created using Onekey Recovery be used to restore the system back to Vista if I install Windows 7 (RC or final version), assuming that the partitions sizes remain untouched?  Will I be able to restore to Vista from Windows 7 using this full backup (on an external drive) if I press the NOVO button after installing W7? Similar to the backup being complete after turning on after sleep mode or the display turning on, whenever I download anything off the internet and the laptop goes to sleep mode, the download is cut off after turning the laptop on from sleep mode.  Isn't the system not supposed to go to sleep whenever something is downloading or a backup is being performed?  Thanks for your help!Message Edited by blackhole23 on 07-21-2009 11:46 AM... Read more

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I couldn't find similar thread so I'm postin this as new. I bought T400 with Vista BU 32bit. I didn't know that It's strongly sugested to create my own recovery discs. T400 was shipped with XP recovery discs. Problem is, that I wanted to try XP, put DVDs in the notebook and after few reboots I discevered, that I have only C partition (system) and hidden partition, that I'm not able to even assign a drive letter. No recovery partition, no preload partition. I'm now on Win 7 RC 64 and soon I want to recreate recovery partition, but without my own recovery discs I dont know how.There is one solution, but I dont know if it's possible option. My friend has T500 and I told him to create recovery DVD before he did any change to partitions. From hareware side, our notebooks are almost simillar (just differend discrete VGA and CardReader).1. So do you think, that I can use his recovery DVDs to restore mine T400 to factory state and than create my own recovery DVDs?2. Why XP DVDs shipped with NB created just hidden partition (which I can't acces and I dont know how to install OS from it without working R&R partition)?3. Last question, but not important one: System came with 32bit BU system, do I have an option to reinstall it somehow to 64bit BU on the same licence number (I mean legally) because System has 4gigs of RAM. Thanks

Answer:Recovery partition not created by Recovery Discs

UP please respond, because I want soon reinstall Win 7 RC and I need to know what options i have. Thanks

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Hi everyone, I've just recently became a new owner of a T61, and really enjoying it. I haven't had a chance yet to test-drive the lenovo phone support, as I have not yet screwed anything up that bad that required their help. I did try a clean factory reinstall from the service partition and it worked great. I would like to find out, how does one use the rescue and recovery startup disc, and the product recovery discs that I created myself? From my previous experience with Dell and HP, I only had to insert the first one and restart the computer, and the rest followed. But with ThinkPads, if I ever wanted to bring it to a clean factory state using those discs, do I use rescue and recovery first, followed by the product recovery? I'm curious, what is the difference between the two? 





_____________________________________T61 (7658CTO), T9300, 3GB, 250GB, XP Pro









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Answer:How to use the rescue and recovery, and the product recovery discs ?

The disks you created will allow you to recover your operating sys. without the rescue and recovery portion of your harddrive. It is especially usefull if your harddrive dies and you need to load onto a new drive.





T61P(6459-CTO) T9300 @ 2.5 GHz, 4g ram, Quadro FX 570M, Vista Bus. 64Bit, 160gig 7200 rpm HD, WSXGA disp.

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Anyone from Romania with a Satellite L500-126?

I had a problem with my Vista oem and I want to reinstall it and don't have recovery disks.

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Answer:Satelllite L500-126: I want to reinstall it and don't have recovery disks

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Satellite L500-126 was delivered without the recover disk but with the HDD recovery option! This means that you can recover the notebook without the usage if Recovery disk.

Start the notebook pressing F8.
Choose the function: Repair my Computer and then new window will appear.
Then you would get new option with recovery HDD

Should work?

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