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Satellite A200 - Burn recovery disks from HD image?

Question: Satellite A200 - Burn recovery disks from HD image?

I'm working on a Satellite A200, which doesn't have any recovery disks, and now seems to have a messed up Vista installation.
Before I started working on it, I created backup images of the Hard drives 3 partitions (C:\, TOSHIBA SYSTEM VOLUME & HDDRECOVERY) which I have saved on another computer.
My question is, can I create recovery disks from these images? The machine they are saved on triple boots XP, Vista & W7, they were created using ShadowProtect Desktop.
I can mount the images into either OS...

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Preferred Solution: Satellite A200 - Burn recovery disks from HD image?

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Answer: Satellite A200 - Burn recovery disks from HD image?

As far as I know it can be problematic now. Recovery media can be created when notebook has ?factory settings?. That means available "Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator" tool and recovery image placed on second partition.

When you move this recovery image somewhere else and put it back later it can happen that "Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator" cannot find the files anymore.

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Does anyone know where (or if ) i can download the installation / Recovery CD's for the Toshiba Satellite Pro A200.


Answer:Satellite Pro A200 Where to download the Recovery Disks

The recovery CD cannot be downloaded!!!!
You have to order it from the ASP in your country if you have damage or lose it!!!!

But I really don?t understand why you ask this!!! Such questions are answered many times!!!! Check firstly the existing threads before you will ask something!!!


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I have Satellite A200-1VO and want to restore it to its out of the box state, but i seem to have misplaced the recovery disc if it had one.

Does anone know how to reboot it without it, or do I need it?

Answer:How to install recovery image on Satellite A200-1VO?

I don?t know if your notebook was delivered with recovery disc or with saved recovery image on HDD. Due to this I cannot offer you precise answer but I presume this older model was delivered with recovery disc.

If you don?t have it anymore you can order new one on

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Hi Experts,

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

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

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

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

I kindly request you to help me on this.

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

Thanks !!!! :8}

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


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

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

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

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

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

Many thanks!

Answer:How to install recovery image on Satellite A200?


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

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

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I have bought an A300 15b laptop, and it comes with win Vista preinstalled
I would like to change my OS to Win XP.
After searching this forum I noticed that I have to make a back up DVD of the original Toshiba recovery.

I found the recover folder on E:\HDDRECOVERY .
Now can anyone help with "HOW to make this DVD ".

I mean if I burn the folder as it is will it be bootable?
Do I have to use an image burning software , or drug&drop will work??

Are drivers available for Win XP?

Thank you in advance .

Answer:Satellite A300-15B: How to burn HDD recovery image & need Win XP drivers


You can burn and create the own Vista Recovery DVD using the Toshiba Recovery Disk Creator software.
It?s preinstalled on the notebook.

Please check the desktop shortcuts or the folder on the C:\ Program Files

The Toshiba Recovery Disk Creator will burn the Toshiba image.
I would also recommend using the DVD-R disks? some people got an error message during the burning due to not compatible DVD disk.


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Hi all Would need some help for the OKR. Currently using Y450 Situation :System came with 3 partitions, Large C: , Small D: , Service Partition [Pre-installed Vista]Copied whole service partition out onto a external HDD. Formatted Main HDD partitions without touching the service partition, then installed XP on my systemAfter the XP installation, C: Drive is my "Service Partiton" and i can see ALL files which is supposed to be hidden (don't ask me why, I don't know -.-)D: Drive is my XP System files and everything else (1 HUGE partition 480GB). So right now, when i try to create recovery disks selecting the file on myC: Drive "Service Partition" factory.wsi file, i keep hitting this error : OneKey RecoveryFail:  error code 0xE0DD001FAn internal program error has occured.  Also, my Optical Drive also seems to die off after hitting this error, I can't eject, read, anything at all! I have to restart the whole System to get it to work again, its as if the power to the optical drive just died.   I have applied all the possible updates/patches for OKR, still nothing works. How can i fix this?   

Answer:Onekey Recovery error tring to burn Recovery Disks

1) You can't just copy the entire partition and expect the recovery process to work...2) You now cannot create your recovery disks because you have a) changed the partitions b) have removed the ability for the OKR partition to function.3) The only option you have now is to send your computer into the Depot and have them reimage your HDD... Also, while you are talking to them, ask them how to create a proper set of recovery disks through a backup and ask if they have Recovery disks they can send you... if they are available.

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As I was setting up my new HP Envy 750 437cb Win 10 PC, I encountered aome instruction to burn 3 recovery image DVD disks in the optical drive.  For some reason the optical drive doesn't seem to work like the DVD durner on my old Pavilion, and as I puttered about trying to solve the 3-disk-burning-recovery-set problem, I read some comments / words of advice that seemed to say Windows doesn't need recovery disk images like Win 7, for example.  Forthermore, I see the new Envy has a D drive for "Recovery".  So I am baffled in several ways, from the seemingly balky optical drive to the purported need to burn three Recovery DVDs.  What to do? Thanks.

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Model Name: A200-1MB,
Model no: PSAE0E

i have a problem with my DVD drive, its readin but not burning? i dont know whats is the problem????

Answer:Satellite A200-1MB - Not burning disks

Hi buddy,

Do you have this problem with CDs, DVDs or both types?
What burning program you are using and what operating system is installed?

In your case I would try different brands of disks like Verbatim or TDK. I made good experience with both brands because they have high quality products with best compatibility.
Have you already tested such high quality mediums?

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I have a A200-1GB and I can't burn cds, only dvds. I tried different programs but it was the same.
What can be the problem? I want to update my driver but I don't know which driver it is from the download page. So, please help.

Answer:Satellite A200 cannot burn CDs

Hi there,

since when does this problem happen?? Which burning applications did you installed?

Would be really interesting to know since multiple installed burning apps can cause such errors..

Would appreciate some feedback from you.


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I have Toshiba Satellite Pro A200 (PSAE1E) with XP Pro.

I made a mistake and tried to upgrade Realtek audio drivers, now drivers work, but the Realtek HD Audio Panel doesn't show up, not in system tray nor in Control Panel folder.
I contacted Realtek, they gave me a program that analyzed my HW and then they said my laptop is not supported, that I must ask the damn drivers from my laptops manufacturer, from Toshiba.

I tried those drivers that were at [Toshiba - Dowload drivers|] page, but those didn't work neither.

So there's one thing I can do, if it's possible, how can I retrieve drivers from Toshiba recovery disks, without having to reinstall everything again?

Answer:Re: Satellite Pro A200: can I get drivers from preinstallation disks?

Something like this is not possible. Recovery image is kind of package you cannot have single drivers.
Have you tried to roll back OS (System restore) before you made this updates?

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I've had a Toshiba Satellite A200 for several years and have never had a problem burning DVDs before.

About a week ago when I tried to burn a DVD using Nero it went through the motions and told me everything had been completed successfully, but when I went to play the DVD the computer told me it was a blank disc.
I've tried using different programs to burn the DVDs, with the same result each time. My DVD drive is TSST corp CDDVDW TS-L632H ATA Device. It can still read previously made DVDs and play them, so I'm starting to think that the "burnery part" (I'm great with techno jargon) has done it's dash.

Does this mean I'll need to replace the drive?
Any answers you guys could give would be greatly appreciated, it's become a bit frustrating.

Answer:Re: Satellite A200 - Can't burn DVDs

First try removing the upper and lower filters:

Secondly, ensure there is no dust on the lens, use a clean microfiber cloth to gently wipe the optical lens.

Thirdly, look for an updated firmware for the L632H on the Toshiba Drivers website.

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Hello people.

My dvd rom from my Satellite A200-1js isn't work very fine. When i try to burn, one dvd is only record at 4x.
But i want more velocity because the original dvd are 16x and it may work at this velocity.

One firmware udpate resolve this?

If yes how can i do this???


Answer:Satellite A200-1js: I can burn DVDs only at 4x

As far as I know the burning and reading speed depends on the hardware (CD/DVD drive). It looks like your internal CD/DVD drive can burn the DVDs max at 4X.

> One firmware update resolve this?
Don?t think so; firstly an update is not available and secondly the hardware is not able to burn it faster.

By the way; I burn my DVDs always at 1x because the quality is much better and more DVD players can read this burned medium!

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I own a Toshiba Satellite laptop (A200 -AH3) running Windows Vista Home Premium.
For what it is worth, the processor is a T2085 @ 1.73 GHz. It is a 32-bit Operating System.
In Device Manager when I click on DVD/CD Rom drives, I get TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-L632D ATA Device.
Clicking on this I find that the driver is working properly and up to date. I have not been able to burn a CD on this system...

I have not tried to burn a DVD.
I have run through all the steps for burning a CD, however, but even though it goes through the process of showing the progress as each song from a playlist is burned to disc, when the disc is supposedly finalized...there is nothing on the disc when I try to play it back and with the exception of iTunes or another program opening when I place the CD into the drive to be played, absolutely nothing happens.
I tried burning music on a disc on my sister's desktop computer and it burned fine.

So...It is not a problem with the discs.
When I took the disc my sister had burned and placed it in the disc drive on my laptop, it displayed the tracks that had been burned and it played the music just fine. This has me really thrown for a loop.
The laptop is only a year old and I can't burn a single thing.

Unfortunately, the warranty has expired. I am desperate to get this problem fixed. I have no idea if it will burn a DVD, but I have ruined 2 boxes of CD-R discs already. After the disc has supposedly burned the music...even though no musi... Read more

Answer:Satellite A200-AH5 CD/DVD drive does not burn any CDs


In your case I would recommend trying different CD?s from different manufacturers.
You should know that not all CDs or DVDs would be fully compatible with your internal CD/DVD drive.
In many cases not compatible CD or DVD would cause exactly the same issues which you have described in your message? so try different medias!

Furthermore I would recommend checking the Toshiba driver page for an CD/DVD drive?s firmware update.
As I?m not mistaken the Satellite A200-AH3 belongs to the Canadian series and you should check the Canadian page for some new firmware. Maybe a new firmware is available?

Last but not least you could switch to other burning software? I?m using the Nero? In my opinion it?s the best applications for such purposes

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whenever i try create the recovery disks it starts to burn then i get the error -

failed to read the following file.

(error code: 020150-20-00000000)

how can i fix it?!

Answer:Can't create recovery disks, burn fails - F:\07007XSP.swm

The problem is that you have used not compatible DVD disk.
Test different DVDs. I use the TDK DVD-R and in my opinion this is very good brand.

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Is there somewhere to go on a working PC to burn recovery cd's? The last time I installed Vista, it prompted me to make recovery disks. I was only able to make 4 of them. I believe there are supposed to be 5 or 6 disks. It won't allow me to finish recovery without the other disks.

Answer:Burn recovery disks from working Vista computer?

Hi -

Each system manufacturer can have different methods of burning recovery discs. Try this -
START | type recovery - what options come up?

Also, check your system manufacturer's web site - "Support". They usually have a copy of the owner's manual which contains the instructions for burning the recovery DVDs.

Regards. . .



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MODEL: Toshiba Satellite PSAF6A-02C0IN

An MS update corrupted a DLL file on the OEM version of MS Outlook with a request to reinstall. Have tried to do that via the Control Panel to no avail.

Your advice on where to from here would be greatly appreciated.


Answer:Satellite A200 PSAF6A Need help to reinstal MS Outlook without disks


The MS Outlook is a part of the MS Office Software.
The Toshiba image (on recovery disk) contains only a trial version of MS Office Software and if you want to reinstall the MS Outlook you will need the MS Office disk (you will have to buy it) or you will need to recover the full system using Toshiba Recovery disk.
This would format the whole HDD!


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Let me start by saying that I don't know much - almost nothing - about informatics. Neither do I know if I chose the right section of the forum to post my problem... Sorry for this.

The reason I post this message is that I have a problem with my CD/DVD burner: I just can't burn anything except VIDEO TS files. Every burning program I tried couldn't make it work. It seems that the connection between my burner and the burning program isn't effective, since it says that, for example, the AVI I try to burn is broken (which isn't the case). And when I put in a cd-r, it says that it's not blank I think... I run with Vista 64. But I can read cds and dvds without problem.

I tried Nero, NTI, etc., it just doesn't work.

I called Toshiba support service and they told me to format my computer after 25 seconds - because I have no guarantee. It seems to be not a very good way to help clients though...

(Satellite A350D - 003) HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-T50N ATA

Since like I said I don't know much about informatics, hence I dont know what parts of the system I need to identificate for you to help me, if you wish, I'll be glad, if I can, to give the infos missing to solve this problem...

Thanks a lot.

Answer:Satellite A350D - Can't burn disks


> it says that, for example, the AVI I try to burn is broken (which isn't the case)
Are you sure that the AVI file isn?t broken? What happens if you try it with other files like jpg or something else?
Check this!!!

In your case I would try removing the upper- and lowerfilters in registry. Just follow the instructions here:

By the way: My favorite burning program is CD Burner XP! :)

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Hello everyone,

I've read many threads @ this forum but all solution didn't solved any of my problem !!! Can you please help me?
I've tried burning on many DVDs like, PRINCO, VERBATIM, TDK, TRAXDATA, etc and the thing is that after burning some data files on them.
After burning successful, there are no data written on the disk...
I can write CDs with no problems, but DVDs - i have no chance!!! I tried also using TOSHIBA DISK CREATOR, but when i try to burn some data files on DVD there give me an error (I'm sorry i cannot say the specific error, i have no blank DVDs right now).
I hope someone could help me

I'm using Toshiba A200-1S5 with DVD-RW DL drive - TSSTcorp CDDVDW-L632H ATA

Sorry for my bad English!

Info about my DVD RW drive

Here i've provided some screenshots with the entire progress of BURNING data files on a Princo DVD-R:

1. Inserting the DVD-R into my DVD-RW drive

2. Choosing to burn Data Files

3. Added a software to burn

4. Before Burning data (no simulation, slow speed)

5. Progress of burning data file

6. Burning Successful

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Answer:Burn successful but DVD is empty - Satellite A200-1S

Hi mate,

I suppose you didn't checked the drivers download site on firmware updates for this drive?
As far as I know there ARE firmware updates for this specific drive, so go and check the drivers section on the Tosh site and maybe you're lucky. :)


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I have a problem to burn a DVD double layer.
My notebook is a Satellite A200-1SV with a hd-dvd toshiba T802-L


Answer:Satellite A200-1SV cannot burn a DVD double layer

Nobody can help me?

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Can anyone please help?

I have a toshiba laptop Satellite M115-s3094...
The problem i have is it wont burn anything.

I put a blank in it, it starts to burn and then it fails, other times it says complete.
When i take the cd out it looks like its been burnt on to the disc but when i put it back in the laptop, it comes up as a blank and there is nothing on it but you see that it looks like it been burnt.....

Please help its been like this for weeks.... i use Nero7...

Many thanks in advance...

Answer:Satellite M115-s3094 - Cannot burn anything on the disks


What kind of disks do you use for burning and does this happens with CDs or DVDs?
I have good experience with Verbatim CD and DVD-R and also with TDK disks.
So maybe you should check it with a high quality disk.

Furthermore you should look for a Nero update. You can find it on the manufactures website.

Last but not least I would remove the upper and lower filters in registry. Therefore check this workaround from Microsoft:


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 Hi !Could someone pls guide me how can I burn out the recovery image from the hidden partation (5.13 GB) to the external DVD-ROM so that I can extend my harddisk for more space? And, pls guide me how I can delete that partation and conbine with my existing partation. Currently I have only one partation which is "C" drive.My spec is as follow;TPx61, Model:7672A22, OS:VistaBusiness(6.0, Build 6000), BIOS:Ver1.00PARTTBL, Processor:Intel(R)Coe(TM)[email protected](2CPUs), RAM:3GB, HDD:120GBStep by step guide would be much appreciaed.Thank you.Regards,Dawei

Answer:How can I burn out recovery image to DVD?

Well, I can't give you an extensive step by step guide here, but instead I can hopefully give you some hints and pointers into the right direction.Usually a Thinkpad comes along with some ThinkVantage software named Rescue and Recovery, which is Lenovos own imaging software and which allows to perform and restore harddisk image backups. Informations about "Rescue and Recovery" software  (downloads, user manuals etc.) can also be found on the Lenovo webserver under the ThinkVantage sections. You will also find a lot of information related to this theme if you search through the Thinkpads forum --> here.As an maybe much easier to use alternative, you should take also a look onto Acronis TrueImage, which is a very good and easy to use imaging software. With the help of Acronis TrueImage you can easily back up the recovery image from your hidden partation onto another harddisk, CDs or DVDs, so that you afterwards (...after verifying that your image backup really works and also can be restored)  can delete/destroy/recombine the backup partition with some appropriate tool like Acronis Director or Partitition Magic etc.Take a look on the websites of the above mentioned software tools, there you should also find user manuals and maybe some tutorials for how to use those tools. You can also do some specific Google search for this theme and then look, if there is maybe some good step to step advice among the hits the search querry returns.

ThinkPad... 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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I have SATELLITE L350D-212 notebook with windows 7 home premium OA.
It started to complain that there was something wrong with the harddisk so I went and bought another harddisk of same size.

I have created the recovery disk when the computer was bought and have backup of all the data in external harddisk.

After I changed the new harddisk to the notebook and tried to boot from recovery disk nothing happens eventhoug I can see that there seems to be everything Ok with the disk.

Any ideas on how to get the recovery to run for the new harddisk?

I have the old harddisk attached as external disk via USB but can't boot from that too. It just stops at some point and says to shutdown.

Answer:Satellite L350D-21 Problems using recovery disks to recovery to new HDD


Usually the recovery disk should format the new HDD but I would recommend to attach the new HDD as an external device to another computer and to format this new HDD before trying to recover the notebook.

After the HDD has been formatted, connect it to the L350D and boot from the recover disk?

Good luck

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I have tried unsuccessfully to do a Factory Image Restore on my Dell Inspiron laptop with Windows 7 but that's not a choice on the Factory Image Restore welcome screen. So, I thought I would try using my System Recovery disks if possible. I'm not that computer literate but could you help with the proper steps to take? Thanks!

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Well, for the first time in 8 years I had to do a system recovery using the disks i created when i first bought my l300-13s using the Toshiba Recovery Disk Creator.
I had inadvertantly deleted the HDD Recovery partition when i set out to do a clone using a bigger HDD.

What I want to find out is instead of making recovery disks to DVD can i make a recovery USB flash drive?



Answer:Satellite L300-13S - Recovery USB instead of Recovery DVD Disks?

When you open Toshiba recovery media creator you can see options which media can be created. I?m not 100% sure but I think on old L300 there was option for recovery DVDs only so I think you cannot create recovery USB.

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My Satellite A200-1AX is 3 weeks old and its LCD was replaced by Toshiba Center here in Kuwait because of defects.
After placing the new LCD i have notice that whenever I am turning on and shutting the unit off, a delay of black image is being displayed and slowly disapperaing.

Can you please tell me if this is normal in appearance just like what the technician in Toshiba Service Center is telling me?

is there any problem with the installation of the new LCD?
I find this thing as an abnormal display when booting and shutdown state of the unit.

Hope you give sometime answering me and best regards.

Answer:Re: Satellite A200-1AX - black image display and delay


It?s very difficult to understand how this issue looks like?

But to be honest I didn?t noticed any back image delays on my notebook?
If I boot up the notebook, the Toshiba splash screen appears and then after several second the notebook starts the Windows OS. The screen changes immediately from black to blue (windows screen). The same happens during the shut down procedure?

SO possibly this issue has something to do with the first screen replacement but this is only a suggestion?

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

Answer:Re: Recovery add -on for Satellite A200


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

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

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

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

Answer:Recovery of Satellite A200-TH1


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

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

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

Answer:HDD recovery at Satellite A200-23J

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

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I have this problem which is driving me crazy .... I bought an external monitor for my Toshiba Satellite A200-1s9 laptop but the problem with it is that the image, on the external monitor, is shaking. I tried another monitor, the same, another cable, same problem; the only way how to stop it is to unplug the AC from the laptop.

I also tried to move the monitor further from the laptop but nothing.
I can making stop shaking so hard only if I switch to the AC profile from FULL POWER to Save power ... but even with this the image is still shaking a bit.

So basically there is a magnetic field around there, probably in the laptop, which is making my image shaking like crazy ... does anybody know how to stop it?

Answer:Shaking image on external monitor when Satellite A200 is running on AC


I don't think that this has to do something with magnetic fields.

Cause it is related to the power consumption of the computer, it seems that there is a problem with the AC-Adaptor.
If it has to deliver much 'juice', it's condensators to keep the voltage absolutely stable are perhaps too weak.
Such instabilities ( which have the 50 Hz frequency of the power supply ) can disturb the signal to the monitor.

A solution for that ? ..if you know how to solder some fat condensators somehow in between...

It's a grounding problem
I never heard from such problems with LCD-Monitors (VGA out??). Mostly this is the case when you you use analog video out,
leading to no color on the TV.
Do you have an annoying buzzing when you connect audio out to an amplifier ? That would be a sign for that.
I had such a problem and solved it by plugging my laptop on AC on another circuit in the house than my audio devices
So experiment with that.
First: disconnect all other stuff ( printer, sticks, antennas, everything ) These are nasty problems with lots of possible interferences.

Let me know!

Greets Matz

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I have damaged my recovery disk 2 on my A30. Where can i get replacement?

Answer:Satellite A30: How to get the Recovery disks?

You will have to contact the ASP in your country for the CD order!
Such CD?s are not very expensive an I?m sure you can purchase the recovery CD from the Toshiba service point!

Please check this page to find the nearest ASP in your country!

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I bought a refurbished Satellite M70-364 off of the internet but it has no recovery disks and I was wondering if any one would be willing to make me a copy of the Satellite M70 recovery disk or loan me the disks.
Would be very gratefull and will pay for the use of the disks please reply by e-mail [email protected]

cheers craig

Answer:Satellite M70-364 recovery disks


you can try it here:

It?s a newly created site for people which need recovery media for their machine..


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can anybody help me. i am trying to use my recovery disks on my p10 but it will format so far and then just shut down. it gets to differant stages each time but been as how it started to format i now have no pc so if anybody can help i will love ya forever

Answer:Recovery disks for my Satellite P10


did you checked your Recovery CD/DVD for scratches? Also it can be that your HDD has some faulty sectors which can be checked with Scandisk!
Scandsk is a DOS based tool which is on every MS bootdisk. You will find different bootdisks at
When you will connect a FDD USB drive and start the notebok, you have to press F12 for boot menu! Choose FDD USB and the bootdisk will start. Then you can use scandisk.
After that you can use a tool called
This will format your HDD.
When you finished and cleaned your recovery CD you should try the recovery again!


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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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I need help please

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

Best regards

Thank you.

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


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

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

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

Any recommendations as for the upgrades?
Please help!!


Answer:Recovery CD failed on Satellite A200

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

Good luck!

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

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


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

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Hi all,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

help.... please


Answer:Satellite A200-1Y0 recovery problem


How it works with HDD recovery you can read on

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

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

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

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

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

The product information:

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

Toshiba Europe Backup Media Online Shop: []

Answer:Satellite A200 - Recovery hangs


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

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

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


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

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

Answer:Recovery issue with my Satellite A200

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


You can purchase the recovery disk using this website:

As far as I know such disk is not expensive?


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

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

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

You can get [Recovery disk|] from Toshiba

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



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


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

Furthermore I think this could be interesting for you:

Check this!!!

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

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

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

All help appreciated.


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

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

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

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Hi dear ,,

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

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

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


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


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

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

Good luck! :)

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

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

Can anyone help with that..

Answer:Satellite A200: Where to get Vista recovery CD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I have a Satellite A200-1TO.

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

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

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

Any ideas.


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

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

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

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

Bye and good luck mate

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Hi, I seem to be getting mixed messages from Toshiba about the availability of Recovery disks for my laptop. Are there any UK readers of this message board that would either sell me a spare copy they have that they no longer need or, do a copy for me of their recovery CD (and ideally the tools & utility CD) for this laptop? I would pay of course.

Answer:Satellite Pro 4340: Need Recovery Disks


The fact is that you will get all Toshiba CD from the service partner in your country.
You can order the Recovery CD and all another CDs.
I'm sure it's not very expensive.

Check this link:
There you will find the ASP in your country.

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I have lost the recovery disk for my Satellite A210, is it possible to get replacements? Thanks

Answer:Need XP recovery disks for Satellite A210


Visit Toshiba page under
There you can order recovery discs. I don't know if you can order recovery for your Satellite A210 but you can check it anyway.

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Ok my first problem with my laptop was that I had about 5 Trojan viruses which passed through my antivirus some how =/

But now cause I rang up Toshiba line they said use recovery disks. I did not do the recovery disks because the disks would not go had to update firmware -.- did nott do that but he said ok press F8 on start up.

I did that HDD Recovery but it got stuck at 31 % and restarts. I load it up and it says BOOTMGR is missing press cntrl + alt + del to restart. I do that comes straight back to the same screen. I do it like 50 times nothing I can do.

I have searched the internet for the recovery disks download no help. I rang them up they said they cant system recover it -.- no idea what to do Any ideas?

Answer:Satellite L300D-13S - Need recovery disks


I agree with the Toshiba hotline, you should use the recovery disk for this problem.

You can not download the recovery disks in the internet but you can buy a new one. Here is the link:


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I have a Toshiba Satellite A300- 1EG.

I created 2 recovey disks as required in the "Toshiba Recovey Disk Creator". I created the first one (Disk 1) 2 weeks ago and the second one (Disk 2) today because I didn't have 2 DVDs in hand.

My first question is does it matter if I have left a period of time between the two creations will if affect the recovery if I ever need to use them?

My second question is do both recovery disks just recover the operating system eg: Windows Vista or do they recover everything that was saved on Local Disk C at the time they were created?

My final question is if it happens my operating system dies, do I just power on the laptop and put in recovey disk 1 and then 2, (if that is not how I do it can someone please tell me how to?)


Answer:Satellite A300-1EG - Why do I need 2 recovery disks?


When you use ?Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator? you can see there option for using different empty medias. On some notebook the image can be burned on one empty DVD and on some models you need two of them. It depends on recovery image.

For my Satellite A300 I used two DVD-R medias. I have created recovery images for several notebooks and it is not known to me you have interrupt recovery creation and continue it later. When the first media is finished you must put second empty media and burning procedure will continue automatically. As far as I know there is NO option for disc 2 creation only. Please be careful about that.

I recommend you to obtain two empty DVD-R medias and create recovery DVDs at once.

When you use recovery DVD the whole HDD will be deleted, not just partition C. that means all data saved on HDD will be deleted. If your notebook has two HDD the recovery procedure will affect HDD1 only. Be careful about that and before you start recovery procedure back up all your important data.

Final answer to final question ;) ? when you want to install OS again using recovery media do follow:
Power your notebook ON and press F12 to enter boot options
Put recovery media 1 into optical disc drive
In boot options choose CD/DVD drive and press ENTER
Follow the menu on the screen

Of course, start with DVD1 and when asked insert second DVD.

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Does anyone know where I can download or order the recovery disks for my M70, the place i took it to get it fixed said it cant be fixed without them.

Answer:Satellite M70: Where to order the Recovery Disks?

Hello Luke

Is your M70 not delivered with recovery DVD? As far as I know it is definitely delivered with recovery DVD and please asks your local dealer about that.

The recovery image can not be downloaded just ordered by Authorized Toshiba service partner in your country.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite C50-A-19T laptop with OS windows 8.1

Recently my laptop had booting problems so i contacted toshiba support and they told me to get recovery disk from and i ordered the disk and it arrived today#

When i enter the recovery disk and boot from the disk drive (ODD) it brings the windows logo then after a minute it goes to a blank screen and i waited and after a while it was still a blank screen
I had already went into the BIOS to change the settings to boot from the CD but even after that the same problem persists

Please help

Answer:Satellite C50-A-19T - recovery disks not working


Go to BIOS and disable the option called: secure boot
Now you should be able to boot from the ODD.

By the way: please check if the HDD is listed on the first BIOS page (name, size, etc?)
In case the HDD details are not visible, the HDD isn?t recognized by BIOS? this could be related to HDD malfunction.

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We have a Satellite Pro L10-135: Intel with Windows XP.

The laptop is a few years old and is full of spyware, my partner has also accidently deleted some program files. I have removed all personal files and would like to completely reformat the unit to factory condition.

But she has lost the recovery CDs. I have tried to get them from Toshiba, but when I enter the serial number it says that its too old and the disc is unavailable. I've also tried to find the Toshiba Recovery Disk Creator, but on the start menu, it is nowhere to be found instead it says Start>All Programmes>Toshiba>Networking or Start>All Programmes>Toshiba>Utilities.

I need the process to be idiot-proof as I am not too confident with computers, so I would like to get a genuine Toshiba restoration, rather than attemting to download individual drivers, etc.

Does anyone know where I could buy or download the disc in the UK?

Many thanks.

Answer:Satellite Pro L10-135 no recovery disks, need to restore

It is always problematic with old notebook models but what you can try is to contact nearest authorized Toshiba service provider in your country and ask for help.
Maybe they have somewhere archived old recovery discs and can help you with this.

One more thing: very often I saw that people offer recovery discs on eBay.
Check it out. Maybe you will be lucky and find recovery disc for your notebook model there.

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

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

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

Thanks for your attention

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

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

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I bought a Toshiba Satellite A200 (PSAE3) two years ago, and cause it don't work as well as he did I need to format it. The problem is that I can't find the recovery disk that I need to do that.
What can I do to format my computer? It's the recovery partition an option or... How can I order a new recovery disk for my laptop?

Thanks for advanced!

Answer:Satellite A200 recovery disk lost

You can order new Toshiba recovery installations CD under

Check it out.

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Product recovery problems on Satellite Pro A200

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Satellite A200 recovery does not work properly

Hi buddy,

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Best regards

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

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

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

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


Answer:Dead Satellite Pro A200 - Recovery Failure

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

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

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

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Is here somebody who knows if Satellite A200-23J has a video card recovery ?
Native video card ATI Mobility Radeon? HD 2600 512MB not working.
Can I replace it with another video card ?

Answer:Satellite A200-23J video card recovery

What do you mean by video card recovery?
Do you mean graphic card replacement/upgrade?

The notebooks graphic chip cannot be upgraded or replaced. It?s mostly a part of the motherboard and if something would go wrong with the graphic chip then you would need to replace the motherboard.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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My recovery DVD doesn't work... and have noticed this new download service and my question is...
Does this new recovery DVD come with the Vista SP1 allready installed? and does it come with the latest drivers and utilities?


Answer:Does Recovery DVD for Satellite A200-21T include Vista SP1


I do not know for sure but I am pretty sure you get just copy. That means you got the same recovery as the original one. Original one is designed maybe a year ago and at this point SP1 was not available.
I think you have OS without SP1 and with drivers, tools and utilities that was available at this time.

When you install OS you can get info about version of each Toshiba utility and you can install latest versions. You can find it on Toshiba support page.

To be honest you do not need all this stuff. Important is Value Added package. Remove preinstalled one and install latest from Toshiba download page. I have done the same.

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

Answer:Satellite A200 - how to repair without recovery disc

Well, you can order a recover disk here:

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

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

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

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

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


Answer:Satellite A200: Recovery not working properly

Hello Euan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Satellite A200 - Recovery Disk issues

Hi Thomas

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

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

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

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


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

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

Please someone help me out with this issue.

Thank you

Answer:Recovery problems with Satellite A200 series

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

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I need help.

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

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

Please help me

Answer:How To Formatt Satellite A200 With Recovery Disc

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

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

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

That?s all!

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I accidently deleted the 5Gb recovery partition on my Sat Pro A200. I have since recovered it (and the data inside) and have tried to create my recovery disks using the 'Recovery Disc Creator' but it is telling that it cannot find the recovery partition :(

I tried fishing through the ini files for the recovery disc creator to find where it looks for the partition, but couldnt find anything...

One thing i have noticed is that now it is recovered, it appears as an NTFS fs (i think before it was an Unknown FS type??) and has volume label 'HDDRECOVERY'.

Any ideas as to how i can either:

a) trick the recovery tool into using the recovered partition
b) make the partition look exactly like it did before i deleted it, so i can use the tool as is.

Would really appreciate any help - want to make those recovery disks for my vista ultimate before i go dicking around and whacking backtrack on it :)



Answer:Restore recovery partition on Satellite Pro A200


> accidently deleted the 5Gb recovery partition on my Sat Pro A200. I have since recovered it (and the data inside)
I wonder how you have restored the deleted partition. Possibly the recovery partition parameters are not the same as before and therefore the 'Recovery Disc Creator' doesn?t work correctly.

Unfortunately, in my opinion you will be not able to trick the recovery tool if the recovery partition cannot be found.
You can only rename the NTFS FS partition. This can be done in the disk management console.
But I don?t think that this will solve this issue.

It seems you will have to reinstall the whole OS again using the Toshiba Recovery CD or the original Microsoft Vista CD


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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_Satellite Pro A200 PSAE4E Windows XP_

I started getting bad “Not-Ready” system errors on the original ODD. Toshiba Disc Creator report: TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L632H TO01. I tried the FW update, but that did not help.

I replaced the ODD with a new one from Amazon. Toshiba Disc Creator report: TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L632H SC04. The new ODD is listed as suitable in the User Manual - it’s the same model as the original. The new ODD works perfectly for normal use within XP. But when I attempt to use the Recovery Disk, it is ignored and XP always boots from the HDD. And when I press F12 during boot, the new ODD is not listed.

Can you assist me to get the ODD recognised at boot time please?



Answer:Satellite Pro A200 - New ODD ignors the Recovery disk


Have you already tried loading the default settings in BIOS and is it recognized in BIOS setup? The BIOS defaults you can load if you go into BIOS, press F9 key and save & exit BIOS setup. Then restart the computer and try it again to boot from ODD.
Can you change the boot order and set the ODD as first boot device?

If it doesn?t help I would try a BIOS update. The newest BIOS can be downloaded on official Toshiba website.

But it?s really strange the drive works properly on XP but you can?t boot from it?

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I hope someone can help.

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

And at the bottom is:


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

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


Answer:How to start recovery installation on Satellite A200?

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

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

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I need to reinstall the notebook but every time I boot from CD it won't.
I tried every boot disk ( xp pro, xp home, Toshiba recovery disk ) at house but none of it works.

The recovery disk boots (windows is loading) but after loading my laptop restarts.

Answer:Satellite A200 won't boot from recovery disk

Try to run Recocery CD under Windows and then choose reinstall option from cd menu

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I am trying to restore my Toshiba laptop Satellite A200-28P (Windows Vista Home) using the product recovery disk supplied with the laptop, no matter what I try to do I cannot get it to run, the only thing it will allow me to do is restore the laptop to an earlier date. I have full admin rights on the laptop, there are no virus's or any other malware on it, all this seems to have happened since it updated with windows vista about two days ago, have uninstalled the updates but that had no effect.

I cannot find the recovery console any where on the laptop yet I know it was there before. I have tried many of the solutions found on the web but none of them work. I did use the recovery disc about 2 1/2 years ago when the laptop crashed and it worked fine then.

Any help apprecited

Answer:Cannot start recovery installation on my Satellite A200-28P

I cannot remember anymore how it was with A200.
Have you got recovery DVD only or you were also able to start HDD recovery installation using F8 at start up (Advanced boot options > Repair my computer)?

Anyway, your problem description confuses me.
If you use recovery DVD as bootable disc there is no repair console or some options.
When recovery installation starts you can just see menu where you must click on next.
Please check my lats posting on

Can you see the same when notebook starts to read recovery disc?

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Hi all,

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


Answer:Satellite A200 System Recovery from USB drive


I never tried that but I found this thread:

Check this. Maybe it would be helpful?

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

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Hi To All,

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

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

Thanks for any suggestions.

Answer:Satellite A200 - Recovery disk for HDD replacement


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

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

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

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

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

Which one do you want to have as new one?

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I need to reset my computer.
When i press f8, i dont have the choice hdd recovery. Is this normal? how do i do?

In the hdd manager i can see the eisa partition, i have no dvd either...


Answer:Satellite A200-1XO - No HDD recovery option pressing F8


It looks like a hdd image folder not available anymore on your computer. You can

1. Order a [Recovery disk|] from Toshiba
2 Get Windows copy disk to install, all drivers are on the [Toshiba driver page|]

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Have an Satellite Pro A300-28V laptop with Vista 32 Business. After a recovery from HDD Recovery partition I decided to use the function Complete PC system backup to make an image for future recovery with all my present settings. Too annoying to reset to factory default (Thunderbird 3.0 Mail, Open Office, and some other small applications previously running with no problems for years on another desktop computer).

The system needs 5 to 9 DVD's and it writes the first DVD. Takes roughly 30 minutes. Then, during verification of that disc it hangs. Verification bar stops at about 30% complete.
Anyone with that experience? Does not the Business "Complete PC image" work well on a OEM installation of Vista?
Or is it maybe the DVD driver who needs an update? I do not use a 3rd party burning software.


Answer:Satellite Pro A300-28V - Can't create own recovery disks


Which program you are using to create your own recovery disks? For example I mean Acronis, Norton Ghost, etc.

In your case I would try it with another burning program like CD Burner XP or Nero.
Furthermore you could try to remove the upper and lower filters in Windows registry, maybe it will work.

Last but not least on the Toshiba website you can check if there is a firmware update for your CD/DVD drive.

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Hi together,

I got a big problem. Win 7 Home Premium 64 BIT crashed on my satellite L550D-13V.

I tried to repair but it doesn't work. So I decided to recover via HDD Utility.
Everything seems to be okay but in the end the tool said that errors occured. I tried to recover again but the process aborted with bluescreen "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA" this time.

After reboot system told me that no bootmgr is available. I tried to boot by using recovery disk but it also seems to be faulty because the system cannot not boot from the disks.

And there's my problem. I am unable to boot / recover now. Volume D seems to be okay - the HDD utility files are still available but I cannot create new recovery disks and it is not possible to boot into HDD utility tool.

Do you have any ideas?

Many thanks in advance and regards

Answer:Satellite L550D-13V - How to recover without recovery disks?


The story is strange?
I?m wondering why you are not able to boot from the Recovery disk?
Did you use the created recovery disk in the past or did you try this disk for the first time?

However, regarding the error message: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
I googled for that and it seems that this could be related to memory fault.
Possibly one of the modules malfunctions.

Of course this is just an personal opinion?

If an HDD folder is available on your HDD, then there is a small chance to get the HDD recovery to work. Here a interesting thread:

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I'm upgrading the hard drive of my *toshiba a300-1mz*, but I'd be sure that I can use the *recovery disks* maked at the first boots for the s.o. (vista)

I expect your support...
thank you very much...

Answer:Satellite A300-1mz Can I use the recovery disks after a HDD upgrade?


Yes, you can do this!
If the HDD has been recognized by BIOS then you should boot from Toshiba recovery disk in order to reinstall the OS which was preinstalled by Toshiba.


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Hi folks,

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

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

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

Any ideas.

Thank you


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

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

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

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

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The computer has a black screen with cursor in the middle not able to move. I have opted to do recovery disk but it is not doing anything still black screen with cursor in the middle of screen. I have backed up computer ages ago not worried about wiping it all off just want to restore to factory settings.

Answer:recovery disks for toshiba satellite a500

I have similar problem I got mine to boot from cd by removing hd.
didnt do much good didnt have anywhere to install so I tried repair computer
and put hd back in no good wont recognise hd can use cmg line that way though
hope someone has an answer

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My Sat Pro A10 operated happily running a dual boot system (XP and Mandriva) before failing to start one day.
I successfully used the Toshiba recovery disks and all was OK for a year or so before the same fault recurred.

Now recovery disk Nr.1does not restores the system and the laptop switches off after appearing to function normally for about 20 seconds.

Restoring the MBR and reformatting using a Win 98 recovery floppy failed to solve the problem.

Does anyone have any ideas please?

Answer:Satellite Pro A10 recovery disks fail to reinstall Win XP

What exactly happens when Disc 1 fails? Read error?

Is the Disc scratched or dirty? You may need to order a replacement disc from Toshiba

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I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro A300 2CW. I bought it with Software Windows XP (included in a CD), which worked perfectly for years. I have reinstalled it several times during this years, but now the CD has deteriorated and it doesn't work anymore.

Originally the machine had WIndows Vista installed with DVD recovery creation option and a HDD recovery option, but I think this is not possible for Windows XP.

Do I have any options?Where could I buy the original Windows XP CD?

Thank you

Answer:Satellite Pro A300-2CW - Need Recovery disks with Windows XP


You can try to order it on
Other way you can install own WXP version. All WXP drivers, tools ad utilities can be downloaded from Toshiba download page

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I recently bought a new notebook from Toshiba, the Satellite P300. It has Vista installed out of the box but there is no recovery media included with the package. I'm worried that if something might go wrong in the future, I won't be able to repair my operating system.

Two questions:
1) Is it normal that there is no recovery disc included with the Satellite P300? In other words, other customers who have bought the same laptop don't have this either. Or is this an exception and a mistake of my local vendor. In the manual on the 'included in this package' list there is no mention of a recovery disc included with the package.

2) Can I get a recovery disk from Toshiba if something goes wrong?

Answer:No recovery disks included with my Satellite P300


> Is it normal that there is no recovery disc included with the Satellite P300?
Yes, because the notebook was equipped with the HDD recovery option which allows you to recover the notebook from the HDD.

> Can I get a recovery disk from Toshiba if something goes wrong?
There is preinstalled Toshiba Recovery disk creator software.
This software creates a Toshiba recovery DVD. I think this info was published in the user manual which should be preinstalled on your notebook.

So I would strongly recommend reading the user manual and to create such recovery DVD before you would change anything on the notebook.

Cheers mate

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