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

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

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

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

Any advice would be helpful.
Thanks

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

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

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

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

Greetings

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

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

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

Answer:Satellite L350-144 - Second Recovery disc

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

What does it say on the Disc label?

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

Laptop will not switch off now and no keys work .

Help!!!

Answer:Cannot use recovery disc for Satellite L350

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Snen,

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

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

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My Satellite P10 has crashed, suggesting a hard disc error may be imminent, I have a recovery disk but this does not have a repair option, only a full recovery. As I would like to attempt to recover some data, is there a Repair option, which normally accompanies these discs.
If so where can I get one?

Thanks

Answer:Satellite P10 - repair option on recovery disc

Recovery disc has no repair option. Recovery disc contains recovery image only. Try to obtain Microsoft installations CD and use repair option there. If you will not be able to repair preinstalled operating system as last option you can use recovery disc and install recovery image.

Bye and good luck!

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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:
http://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

Was this helpful?

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Is it possible to do a *Repair* on my Toshiba Satellite A100-049 using the Recovery Disc that came with the laptop
Regards

Answer:Repair using Recovery Disc for Satellite A100

As far as I know recovery disc can be used for recovery installation only.
With other words repair option is not available.

What is wrong with your notebook?

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Can anyone help?

I have had an L350-262 only 2 days. Already I have had the startup repair screen appear showing there is a problem and Windows can't operate. When the system tries to repair automatically it says Windows cannot repair automatically.

I have viewed the diagnostic and repair details and the root cause found shows that Startup Repair has tried several times but still cannot determine the cause of the problem. Last night I'm sure it said Registry is corrupt but I can't see anything like that today? When I go advanced options for system recovery and support, I select U.K as my keyboard input method. It then says I must login to access System Recovery options and if I have problems logging in to contact computer administrator. I can't get to the login screen so this is proving difficult.

Has anyone had similar problems and if so how did you have the problem resolved?

James

Answer:Satellite L350-262 - Startup repair screen appear

Hi

Somehow your posting is a little bit confusing and not detailed. You mean that this startup screen appears suddenly and you didn?t change anything on hardware or software?

What happens if you try to boot in safe mode? Is this possible?

To be honest at the moment I think it?s time for reinstalling Windows if Windows can?t solve the problem itself.

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Hi,

My hard drive died (completely) 3 days out of warranty.
Recovery discs didn't even load, all i had was a black screen and a mouse pointer.

So i bought a new hard drive. Problem i have now is how do i install Windows on the new disc.
What do i need to get from Toshiba?

Obviously i've paid for Windows Vista when i bought the laptop so i'm a bit confused about what to do next.
Will a restore disc work on a completely new drive?

Thanks in advance

Answer:Satellite L350-235 Will a restore disc work on a completely new HDD?

Hi

The Recovery disk didn?t not arrive with the notebook because you had a option to create one using the preinstalled Toshiba Recovery Disk Creator.

Now you need such disk which can be ordered here:
https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

Boot from this disk and follow the instruction in the screen.
The recovery disk will work with new HDD too!

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Can anyone help I am using a Toshiba satellite L350
I am trying to burn a DVD using Windows DVD maker .This is the fourth one I have made and the previous ones were all OK .

I cannot burn the DVD, I have tried two different types of disc , and made about 10 attempts today.
When I try to burn it starts OK then I get to about 34% and get an error message

I have had two different error messages , One says '' Cannot create the DVD unspecified error. ''
The other one says '' Cannot create DVD Catastrophic failure ''

Answer:Windows DVD Maker, unable to burn Disc - Satellite L350

If you try to burn a previous project (one that worked before), is it successful?

Maybe there is a problem with the current project, or you need to update the DVD Maker software

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

Answer:Recovery installation on Satellite L350-12C

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

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Can anyone tell me the difference between the Lenovo Rescue & Recovery Start Up Disc and Windows 7 System Repair Disc? One of the very first things I did after receiving my W510 was to create the Lenovo R&R Start Up disc (actually 2 of them in case one doesn't work). Is that the same as the Windows 7 System Repair disc that is recommended to make as well or do they perform separate functions. Thank you for your time. Jim













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Answer:What is Difference between Lenovo Rescue & Recovery Start Up Disc and Windows 7 System Repair Disc?

Lenovo Rescue & Recovery Disc allow you to recover your machine back to Lenovo Default Windows 7 image, in case your Windows is corrupted or something went wrong.Windows 7 System Repair Disc allow you to recover and repair Windows file if something went wrong, you can also do a System Restore when your Windows cannot start up. You can do some advanced configuration with command prompt in Windows 7 System Repair Disc or uses your own Windows Recovery Image files to restore your Windows + files + program, because that will be your custom image files. Best RegardsPeter

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I've just started a new Sat L350 up and i can't get past the second page which says; media test failure and no bootable device,insert boot disc and press any key.

I've got no disc and i'm stuck,

help!

Answer:Re: Satellite L350: media test failure - no bootable device, insert boot disc

Hi

This error message appears because the BIOS didn?t not find an bootable device which would contain an operating system.

How about the HDD? Is it recognized by BIOS?
Check this in BIOS settings; press ESC and F1 in order to access the BIOS.
There you should check if the HDD (all HDD details should be listed) is recognized.
If not, then this means that your HDD died and therefore you cannot boot from the HDD.

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I have a friend?s Satellite L350 laptop which I attempted to repair, but the HDD is faulty, so badly I can't create restore disks. I cloned the image partition to another HDD (yes I created 2 partitions) which is a western digital, but for some reason when pressing F8 I can't get into the restore option, but I can on the faulty drive, is this because you have to use a Toshiba HDD only?

Thanks in advance

Chris

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

Hello Chris

It has nothing with Toshiba HDD. This option works when notebook is preinstalled with original recovery image. This with cloned partition will not work and HDD recovery option will not be listed in ?advanced boot options?.

Only when you install recovery image on this new HDD it will works.

One more thing: this old L350 works very good with Win7 32bit so if possible install it instead of using original Vista.

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

Any advise?

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

Hi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi

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

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

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Got this L350-212 running Vista Basic.

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

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

Thanks in advance

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

Hi buddy,

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

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

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Hi all,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi,

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

There is nothing wrong with the computer or any error messages

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

with grateful thanks

Myke

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

Hello Myke

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

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

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

Does it work for you?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for reading sorry for so much reading to do

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

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

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

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

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

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

any 1 out there know of downloads

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

Thank You,
John B

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

Hello

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

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

Greets

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

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

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

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

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

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

Message was edited by: RandyRoberts

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

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

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

Hello

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

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Heya

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Help, please.

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your help.

Answer:Satellite L350 - Question about Recovery disk creation

Hi

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

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

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

Bye

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

Does anyone have any advice?

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

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

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Hi

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

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

Thanks
Jackie

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

Hi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Option 1 presents the Startup Repair dialogue box;

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

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

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

Can someone please help!

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

Try this:

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

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

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

Bye

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Hi

Can anyone help please?

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

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

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

Many Thanks

Si

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

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

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

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

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Hi

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

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

I don't know what to do now .

Thanks for any help.

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

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

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In S10-3, the One Key Rescue allows user to make a Recovery disc, in the Back up your computer it allows user to make a System repair disc. What is the difference between these two discs? In case the One Key Rescue fails, can I boot the Recovery disc and reinstall the os?  

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Hello I'm wanting to  complete a factory restore (reinstall operating systems, app's and personal doc's) to clean & freshen-up my desktop computer.  With that in mind, I went to create a set of recovery disks (with original factory software) and was told I've made a set of disc's in the past.  The system only lets you make one copy.  The only disc's I can locate are labled "reapair" ... are these the same as "recovery"  ??? Any constructive feedback would be appreciated. Blessings XTC

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For the first week or two using windaow 7 on my new computer, a little balloon regularly poped up saying do you want to make a recovery disc, if so you will need 3 dvd's, anyway, i want to do this now but the balloon doesnt ask me anymore, so I did as follows,

•In Control Panel, click System and Security, and then click Backup and Restore
•In the left pane, click Create a system recovery disk
•Insert a blank CD in the DVD, and then click Create Disk

But this only took 1 dvd, not three like it originaly told me, have I done the right think, or is there another way I can create one using the 3 dvd's?
 

Answer:is a recovery disc and repair disc the same thing?

It sounds like you made a "System Repair Disk." This will let you make some repairs for which you would normally use an installation DVD--for example, repairing the boot manager as I did yesterday. Also, if you "create a system image" and some day find your hard drive is trashed you can boot to the System Repair Disk and re-image the hard drive from your saved system image. Personally I use Macrium Reflect Free for this, as I don't quite trust that Microsoft got this right their first try.

You can use the Recovery partition to "recover" your system to the way it was when you first turned it on. That is, as long as the special boot manager is not damaged and the hard drive is not inoperable. So, it's best to make your one legal set of Recovery disks--the 3 DVDs required for Windows 7. You may think that you will do the system image mentioned above and not need this, but it's cheap insurance to make the DVDs. If and when you decide to sell, gift or donate the computer it would be good to 'Recover" it to factory defaults and hand the new owner the Recovery disks.

This feature--to create the 3 DVD Recovery set--will probably be "hidden" in some of the stuff your laptop manufacturer installed, and probably not found through Control Panel.

You may have some sketchy paper documentation with this info, or can find it on the manufacturer's web site, or if you tell us the brand somebody may have the answer.
 

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Hi all,

I have been trying to creat recovery discs for my L300 but after a 1-2 mins the programme stops and says "please check if the disc is scratced or dirty, if so, try again with a new disc" error code 0E01B5-26-2A030C00,

I have tried this lots of times with lots of different DVDs over the past few weeks but this keeps happening!

The machine is only a few weeks old and running Vista home premium any advise please as Im stuck.

Thanks for reading.

Answer:Satellite L300 - recovery disc creator error - disc is scratced or dirty

Hi mate

I think you used simply not fully compatible and supported disks.
In my case I couldn?t create the recovery because the CD/DVD drive was not able to handle it.

Fact is that many CD & DVD disks supports different standards and properties and in many cases the CD/DVD drives have many difficulties to handle the different disks.
I think you should simply test some DVD-R disks.

I uses DVD-R and was able create the recovery disk.

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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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Hi,hoping u can help me out here,after a recent malware attack my system has slowed and it takes me sometimes 4 attempts until i can connect to the net.
I'm 99% sure my computer is clean from viruses and malware but it has been damaged somehow.
Thats the background,the thing is when i try to use my recovery disc to repair the system it informs me that i have a newer version of windows and is unable to run this function,any idea what to do.
Originaly this comp was running sp1 and that is what is on the recovery disc,i have now sp3 on xp home

thanks in advance
regards Chris

Answer:Recovery/repair disc not compatible with sp3

System manufacturer and model?

Louis

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Friend of mine came to me this morning asking if I had a Windows 10 Repair Disc that he could use as for his system is now stuck in a Windows 10 boot loop. Curious if all Windows 10 Repair Discs are the same or if they are created specifically (dynamically) for that build/PC to where they wont work well in other Windows 10 systems needing repairing?I asked which version of Windows he upgraded from and he said he upgraded from Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. The good thing there is that thats the same version I upgraded from on my one system that has Windows 10 on it.Was wondering if I can create a Repair Disc for Windows 10 and it would help fix his issue or if he is out of luck and should have created one for his build that is corrupted?Additionally, I cant seem to locate it, but I thought I read here at some point about Microsoft making ISO's available for download for Windows 10 so that if he needed to he could also try a repair installation using the Windows 10 Installation Disc, but havent found the link. If this is available if anyone has the link to that, that would also be helpful.I asked him why he didnt create the recovery media or repair disc for his system and the answer I got was that well all problems he had in the past were able to be corrected by using repair tools. Asked him if he thinks he could have gotten nailed by a virus and he said no he just plays games through steam client and so no unsafe download and installations.

Answer:Recovery Disc or Repair Installation for 10

Here Ya Go...

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Friend of mine came to me this morning asking if I had a Windows 10 Repair Disc that he could use as for his system is now stuck in a Windows 10 boot loop. Curious if all Windows 10 Repair Discs are the same or if they are created specifically (dynamically) for that build/PC to where they wont work well in other Windows 10 systems needing repairing?I asked which version of Windows he upgraded from and he said he upgraded from Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. The good thing there is that thats the same version I upgraded from on my one system that has Windows 10 on it.Was wondering if I can create a Repair Disc for Windows 10 and it would help fix his issue or if he is out of luck and should have created one for his build that is corrupted?Additionally, I cant seem to locate it, but I thought I read here at some point about Microsoft making ISO's available for download for Windows 10 so that if he needed to he could also try a repair installation using the Windows 10 Installation Disc, but havent found the link. If this is available if anyone has the link to that, that would also be helpful.I asked him why he didnt create the recovery media or repair disc for his system and the answer I got was that well all problems he had in the past were able to be corrected by using repair tools. Asked him if he thinks he could have gotten nailed by a virus and he said no he just plays games through steam client and so no unsafe download and installations.

Answer:Recovery Disc or Repair Installation for 10

Here Ya Go...

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Hi,

I have a Satellite U400 (few years old), and I never created the recovery DVD.
Now I want to do it, but for some reasons, when I launch Toshiba recovery disc creator, nothing happens...
The partition with the recovery files is there, as well as the folder HDDRecovery. I did add some files to this partition, could this be the problem ?

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Satellite U400 Impossible to create recovery DVD with Recovery disc creator

>I did add some files to this partition, could this be the problem ?
No. if you didn?t change partitions structure this should not be the problem.

Question is: does Toshiba recovery disc creator start or not? If you cannot star this tool it has nothing to do with recovery files.
Can you find this file - C:\Program Files\Toshiba\TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator\TRORDCLauncher.exe ?

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Windows XP has a corrupted or missing system file.The recovery disc setup starts by scanning hard ware then the screen goes blankWhat do I do next?

Answer:Failure to repair XP with product recovery disc

Does windows start up for you? If so, try going to start, run and type in the following command:sfc /scannow

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I'm thinking about resizing partitions on my Z580 to dual boot Linux Mint along Win7. if I understand correctly, OneKey Recovery won't work after I change partitions' sizes. I don't really care about OKR's ability to perform factory reset or making backups, but I used startup repair function several times.my question is: is the startup repair function in any way related to OKR or is it part of Windows and it'll work even if I get rid of OKR?

Answer:does OneKey Recovery include repair disc?

Page 23 states that there are OKR disc sets and you have to order them from Lenovo. For your question, are you referring to the recover using the image file from the Startup disk?

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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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I have a laptop that came pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Basic. Within 10 days of purchase, my hard disk crashed and was replaced. At that time the authorized service centre installed OS Windows Vista Business. I have created a set of recovery disc which contains the factory settings of my laptop (I mean which I got after hard disk replacement-Vista Business,and also contained promotional offers of 60 days free Norton Internet security and 60 days free Microsoft office).

I checked my OS for its genuineness status on microsoft's website. It reports my OS to be GENUINE.
Now my problem is "Is my OS really genuine?" I don't have the product key as the sticker which I got on the laptop contains Vista Home Basics's Product Key. I found the product key using a 3rd party utility that tells me keys of all installed softwares.

My next problem is I don't have a Vista disc. What I have is the recovery disc, which is very different from OS disc and is not useful in many situations. How can I get Vista ISO from recovery disc?

I believe if what I am trying to do is not possible, in that case can I get such an ISO from microsoft?
And if even that is not possible, if I somehow get a disc from my friend and then install Vista from it by entering my own product key(which I have discovered using 3rd party tool), will my installation still be genuine? Can I copy my friend's DVD for future use?

I am so keen on getting Vista disc instead of recovery dis... Read more

Answer:Genuine OS, create ISO frm recovery disc, startup repair

If your programs are designed for Vista, they will work in Win7.

EasyBCD claims it can handle dual boots Windows and Linux. But, being that Fedora is a cutting edge distro, it may have something new that EasyBCD can't recognize. I would call up EasyBCD to ensure that it works with Fedora 13.

There is another option for running Linux instead of dual booting. I use SUN's Virtual Box. It is a free virtual machine, similar to VMWare ( ~$160 ). So I can run Linux while I am inside Windows. Works great for me.

Since you're planning to install Win 7, I would save the money and not order a Vista disc.
 

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I have successfully created a Windows 7 Repair Disc using the "Create a system repair disc" from Control_Panel->Backup_and_Restore

When I attempt to reboot, using the Repair Disc I have just created, everything appears to work - Loads files, Windows wavy flag, etc. however; just as I am about to get into the real stuff I receive the following message:

This version of System Recovery Options is not compatible with the version of Windows you are trying to repair.

This is exactly the ssame message I get if I boot from the original Window 7 DVD and elect Repair option

Anyone any ideas what is going on and where can I go next

This is really important to me as when I use F8 during Post I do not have the options to repair the system here either and it freaks me a bit to be unable to repair the system should anything happen

Answer:Windows 7 Home x64 SP1 Repair disc - unable to start recovery

Did you burn a 64 bit Repair disk?

Are you running RAID1 by any chance?

I'm not getting much traction googling the error text. Perhaps you should take over.

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I am having a nightmare with my Dell Latitude E4300 laptop. At the moment it runs a continuous loop of start up repair and will not allow me to even attempt to get into Windows 7 until this has been done. When it runs the test it stops, giving the error message no OS files found on disk. Everytime I restart this process just continues.

It is a work laptop, so I do not have and windows recovery disks.

To make matters even worse, before the startup repair loop the laptop wouldnt even let me into the Windows system, even in safe mode. After attempting to get into safe mode it would stop at the driver classpnp.sys. Further tests would also show up the error message 2000 0146.

I am not technical at all, so am hoping this is going to make sense to someone who can explain it in very simple lanuage.

Just to reconfirm, I do not have any windows recovery disks - and cannot access safe mode at all.

Can anything be done?

Answer:Laptop running startup repair in a loop, no recovery disc

Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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Title says, I have a Toshiba Satellite and when I launch recovery options while starting it up it goes extremely slow.
If I launch it with a repair disc it still goes extremely slow.
ATM, I've put the repair disc and now im just waiting to see what happens. I'm timing it and will let you guys know how long it takes but if anyones had this problem before, please let me know.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite running extremely slow even with repair disc in.

You most likely don't need the Repair CD if you're PC is running slow, and it's presence wouldn't make any difference anyway.

Work through these steps to Clean Up Factory Bloatware which should improve performance.

If not here are additional Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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Toshiba satellite A300 with Vista Home Premium
Have looked at the forum and the overheating option might be the cause- except this happens on cold startup too.
The battery held no charge originally and I have replaced this.
Drivers are all up to date
I used the bootable repair disc and it ran chkdsk and originally corrected some errors. Now it gets as far as a 'Configuring Updates - stage 3 of 3 0% complete. Do not turn off your computer-then restarts repeatedly. Any ideas?
Many Thanks

Answer:Vista Home Premium Toshiba Satellite keeps rebooting even after Repair Disc has ok'd it

Looks like an update killed it boot disk revived and update is reinstalling and killing it again. see this thread

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I have lost everything from my Toshiba satellite C50-A-19T but don't have a recovery disc.

Can anybody help me wit by sending me a disc???

Email [email protected]

Answer:Need recovery disc for Satellite C50-A-19T

If nobody can help you with this please visit https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx and order original recovery disc for your machine.

Bye

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Hello
Can anyone let us know where to find Recovery Disc for SATELLITE L50-B ?

Thank you

PS

It seems we all are in the same boat:
https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread....d=1#post344817

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread....llite-L875-13D


MY TAGS
Recovery Disc, Recovery Disk, Recovery Discs, Recovery Disks

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Hi, people, I have a Satellite M50 and a recovery disc, What's on the recovery disc? Is there windows Xp on it? Is there all the Tools and Utilities on it?, Do I use it to reformat? How do I run it?

THanks if you can answer

Answer:Satellite M50 - What's on the recovery disc - How do I run it

Hi buddy,

on this recovery disk is a windows copy especially made for your machine. So, if you have some trouble or a bad virus and your whole operating system doesn´t start anymore,
then you can put the recovery disk in your DVD drive, boot with this disc and the wizard on that disc reinstalls your whole system.

It's important that you know one very very IMPORTANT fact: This recovery disc is formatting your HDD, so all your existing data will be lost. Before you recover your machine,
you must backup your data!!

After the reinstall your system is like "factory-installed" and XP will be like on the first day you purchased the machine.

Hope I could help you.

Greets

P.S.: If you want to use that disc, simply press the "C" key at boot time, it will cause that you boot from you optical disc drive.

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Hi all.

I'm trying to help my boyfriend sort out his M70 which has been severely messed up by numerous pieces of adware, malware, trojan horses... you name it. It has very little installed or stored on it so a complete re-install seems to be the easiest option. However, we cannot find the recovery disc anywhere - it was probably lost/accidentally discarded during a recent house move. Is there anywhere I can get another recovery disc, or way of restoring the pc to factory settings without it?

Advice would be much appreciated!

Answer:Satellite Pro M70 recovery disc - where can I get a new one?

Hi

The new system restore would be the easiest way to get rid of all these malware?
The Toshiba recovery could be ordered from the Toshiba ASP (authorized service partner) in your country.
But this would be possibly only if the notebook series would not be too old and discontinued.
In such case you would need to use an original MS Windows disk in order to restore the OS on the HDD. The Toshiba drivers which are necessary could be downloaded from the website.

Therefore I recommend to get in contact with your local ASP and to ask if such disk is available or not.

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Hi, i cant boot my laptop i think i need a recovery disc or a boot disc , i dont have any of these so any help are advice would be great ... thanks

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I've lost my recovery discs for Toshiba Satellite P100 - 217.
Who can help me with a copy, as I have a problem with my laptop?

Do you know where or how I can get another copy of the recovery disc?

Answer:Satellite P100 - Need Recovery Disc

Hi

Try this page:
https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

You would also find this link if you would search in this forum for same questions!
There are a lot of threads which could help you!

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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

Hi

You can purchase the recovery disk using this website:
https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

As far as I know such disk is not expensive?

Cheers

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Hi,

I desperately need a recovery disk for my Satellite P100-160 (I think that's what it is).

Can anyone tell me how/where I can obtain one?

Thanks for any help anyone can give me!

Answer:Need Recovery Disc for Satellite P100-160

Call Toshiba ASP in UK (if you are in the UK) and you can order one from them.

Hope this helps

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Hi

how could I get the oem recovery disks for Satellite L750, part no: psk2ya-09k028, as I can't make it to go back to factory default

Answer:Need recovery disc for my Satellite L750

Hi

I don't know how it works in Australia but I recommend you to contact nearest Toshiba service provider and ask for help. I?m sure they can help you with recovery disc order.
If you need addresses and phone numbers, you can find it on http://www.mytoshiba.com.au/service-centres

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Hi,

This is my first time on this forum and I have limited technical knowledge - please be gentle!!

I have a Satellite Pro L20 laptop which is now 4 years old (I got it in Nov 2005).

It has been running extremely slowly over the past year so I removed any software that I no longer use, have backed up any files that I needed to keep and defragmented the hard drive.

I haven't really noticed any difference in the speed, I understand that I can now try to format the hard drive and reinstall windows using the Product Recovery disc.

When I first had the laptop, all I needed to do was press the power button, enter in a couple of passwords and a computer name and it all very nicely loaded with Office 2003 waiting there for me to use!

Could anyone tell me if Office is on the recovery disc?

It says that One Note 2003 is there and I have a code for that, but doesn't mention Word, Excel, Publisher or PowerPoint - these I use daily.

I've looked on the Additional Software disc that also came with the laptop and it doesn't seem to be on there.


Your help will be very much appreciated.

Thanks.

Answer:Satellite Pro L20 - Is MS Office is on the recovery disc

Hi

As far as I know the Microsoft Office was not installed on the Satellite Pro L20.
Only the Office OneNote2003 was delivered with this notebook.

But this is not the same OneNote and Office are two different software packages!!!

Don?t mix it!!!

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Hi

in his infinite wisdom my ex father in law installed xp onto my Toshiba Satellite P200 (PSPB6A-0CS04M).

None of the drivers work, the system is a piece of puss. I'm looking to find a recovery disc so I can go back to my original Vista install (with drivers) then possibly upgrade to win 8

Can anyone help please?

Cheers

Jason

Answer:Need recovery disc for Satellite P200

Satellite p200 is pretty old notebook model and I don?t know if you will be able to order original recovery disc but you can try it anyway.
For recovery disc order check https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

By the way: I don?t know if you will be able to have successful upgrade to Win8 but what I know is that this machine runs perfectly with Win7 32bit.

Maybe it sounds stupid now but I think you should be a bit realistic and don?t expect too much from this old piece of hardware.

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Does someone know where I can get another copy of recovery disc for my Satellite A30 part no. psa33e? Hope somebody will give me a positive answer....cheers!

Answer:Need product recovery disc for Satellite A30

You can order the Recovery CD from the ASP in your country !

Do you know how to find the ASP?

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Hi all,

Could someone tell me where to download or get a copy of the OEM Win 7 Recovery disc for my Satellite Pro L750? The laptop has a new HDD without a working recovery partition and I don't the recovery CD.


Help Please.

Answer:Re: Need Win 7 Recovery Disc for my Satellite Pro L750

To switch notebook off is no problem but you cannot switch it on. If you use it as desktop you must not switch it completely off. Use stand-by or hibernation option. To switch it on you can use option ?Wake up on keyboard?.

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Hi there, my son has lost recovery disc 1 for his Satellite P10.
We have got disc 2 (drivers) but not disc 1.

Where can we obtain another recovery disc 1. and what will it cost approx .

Message was edited by: merdat

Answer:Re: I lost recovery disc 1 for Satellite P10

Hi

Usually you could order it from the ASP in your country but I?m not quite sure if you will be able to order such disk because the P10 is an older notebook series and possibly the recovery disks are not more available for this model.

However, you should contact the ASP in your country to get a confirmation.
Maybe you are a lucky man and the CD is available.

Good luck

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Hi there , could anyone tell me this:

Does the Product recovery CD rom for the P10 consists of a '1/2 and a 2/2 i.e. two disc plus the tools and Utilities cd rom or just a 2/2 disc?
My product recovery disc 2/2 does not appear to run so not sure if there is a 1/2 disc as well or is the disc is faulty.

Answer:Satellite P10 - Recovery disc query

Hello

Satellite P10 is pretty old notebook model but if I am remembering well it is delivered with follow discs:
Recovery medias 1/2 and 2/2 (at this time Toshiba didn?t offered recovery DVDs)
Tools & Utilities CD
Additional software CD

That?s all I know!
Are you missing some of them?

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I have Satellite Pro A100 Series, when I boot it up it tells me "Windows could not starte because the following file is missing or corrupt" \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM
I have tried to reboot with the recovery disc in and pressed F12 for the boot menu, selected CD/DVD and nothing happens.

Any help or ideas would be great,.

Answer:Cannot use the recovery disc with my Satellite A100

Nothing happens?
If I understand you right you are not able to boot from disk? Have you tested another disk? I mean it could be that the recovery disk is scratchy or something else.

Check this and give us a feedback.

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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!

Message was edited by: wawawa

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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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.
Thanks!

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

Hi

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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An elderly ladies gave me her laptop to fix its HDD make a lot of clang/clicking noises and is unable to be read so I can?t use the system recovery partition.
Is there a factory default system image disc I could buy to load; it all back onto the new HDD.

It?s a Satellite P500 pspg8a-01u004 running win 7 hp

Answer:Can I buy recovery disc for Satellite P500?

If you need recovery disc you can order it on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx
Using this disc you can install original recovery image (Win7 Home Premium 64bit) after HDD exchange.

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Hi everyone,

I was just wondering how to use the 2 recovery discs i have recently burnt if i wanted to fix my usb ports (as seen in my Toshiba M300 - USB ports thread)

Any suggestions?

Answer:Satellite M300 - How to use recovery disc

Hi

You can use the Recovery disk only in order to reinstall the whole OS!
This means that the usage of the recovery disk will format the whole HDD and will set the notebook back to factory settings!

If you want to use the recovery disk then insert it into the ODD and boot from this disk.
Then the OS installation should proceed and you should follow the instruction on the screen.

That?s all

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I bought a Toshiba Laptop from the United Arab Emirates, Model *Satellite P10-792* in 2004 and had no problems with it until I decided to format it in Turkey/Istanbul where I am living now. I format it and now the TOSHIBA distrubutor in Turkey cant even find the *drivers or the recovery disc* for me because they say its a way too old model!!! Why sell something if you will execute it in 5 years??? I had no problems with the laptop my only mistake was to format it thinking it would do my computer good!

I desperately *need help from anyone who can help me find the drivers download OR recovery disc* for this model of laptop SATELLITE P10-792. Please help me. I dont want to throw my computer in the garbage, it has been with me since 2004 and I knew it would last me another 5 years if I hadnt wanted to format it :(

Thank you in advance for all responses.

Answer:Satellite P10-792 Drivers OR Recovery Disc

Hello

I do not understand why you are so upset. Visit Toshiba download page and download all drivers for WXP. If I am remembering well this notebook model is listed under option ARCHIVE (Product type).

Check it out.

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hello
I need recovery disk for my laptop because my hard drive crashed and I had to replace it with a new one.

How can I do?

The folder hdd recovery I was able to save her ...

Answer:Satellite C670D-109 Need recovery disc

Hi

Recovery disk can be ordered here:
http://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

Greets

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Hi
It's request for all of You. Please, help me somebody.

I have Toshiba A300D-125, when I bought it I forgot make backup CD. Now I format my hard drive and I make new windows. Problem is, I don't have all this programs what was when system it was new. Maybe somebody, who have same laptop have a backup cd (i'm sure somebody have) can share with me this CD.

Please, You can make image of this and upload somewhere in internet.

I'll be very grateful. Thanks

Answer:Recovery disc for Satellite A300D-125

You can order a set from Toshiba:

https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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My Grandson's L300D has got a damaged HDD which I want to replace for him.
However he doesn't have a recovery disk and the recovery file on the original HDD are not accessable.

Does anyone know if there is a recovery disk available for this model?

Answer:Satellite L300D - Where to get Recovery Disc?

Hi,

Yes, the recovery disk available but you have to order it for money:

https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

or install Windows copy with drivers from the Toshiba driver page.

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Accidentally whilst trying to clear up my computer deleted the user accounts and so XP was totally screwed and wouldn't let me in, even the Administrator account it said didn't exist (which I think is impossible) so I gave up and did a hard drive wipe of the computer as I was about to throw it into the bin as a lost cause....

SO, what I really need is the recovery disc for the Toshiba Satellite Pro A120 which I have very stupidly gone and lost (looking around these forums it seems I'm not the only one!!).

Anyway, the computer runs Windows XP Professional and the laptops model number is: PSAC0E-006008EN

VERY ANNOYINGLY TOSHIBA NO LONGER SUPPORT THE LAPTOP OR SELL RECOVERY DISCS FOR IT!!!
(I hope that is read by a Toshiba employee!).

Can anyone help or suggest where to get a recovery disc please? I've tried Ebay and multiple google searches but none come up trumps.

Message was edited with a rant by: jonbad

Incidentally, can someone please explain why Toshiba provide all the necessary drivers for the operating system if they don't provide you with the operating system itself - i.e. they give you a disc image which already has all the drivers preinstalled on it.... Doesn't make much sense to me, unless you were to find your own copy of windows XP, which probably won't work with the Toshiba windows XP serial key in the first place and then try and download and install each individual driver?!! I think not.

Answer:Satellite Pro A120 - I need Recovery Disc

Hi

I think you tried to order the Recover disk using the Recovery online shop website.
You will be not able to order it using this service because only Vista Recovery disk could be ordered using this service.

In your case I would ask an ASP in your country for such disk?.
And note; there are more ASPs in your country as only one.

So maybe you should contact several service points.

Greets

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pls, i want disk recovery for:
Satellite U400-10N
dod_dodym AT hotmail.com

Answer:Satellite U400-10N Need Recovery Disc

You can order one online at:
https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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I have a Satellite C650 with a hard drive failure. I am unable to see the hard drive in the BIOS or using an external enclosure and viewing under Windows. Putting a new hard drive in isn't a problem but I need a Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit OEM disc to restore the system.

How do I go about getting one?
I've tried a standard Windows 7 Home Premium installation disc but it doesn't accept the OEM code as valid when activating online.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

Answer:Recovery Disc for Satellite C650

Hey,

> I've tried a standard Windows 7 Home Premium installation disc but it doesn't accept the OEM code as valid when activating online.
I assume you have used the product key on bottom side of your notebook, right?
Well, this key doesn?t work with standard Microsoft disks because it?s an OEM key that belongs to preinstalled Windows 7 from Toshiba and can?t be used.

If you use a normal Microsoft disk you have to use the product key that you got with the disk!!!

Otherwise you can order a recovery disk from Toshiba but I?m wondering why you didn?t create it:
https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Hi

I have lost my Satellite PRO L450D-12x recovery disc.

Does any one have idea how can I get it or can I order it from anywhere?

I need it urgently .

Answer:Need recovery disc for my Satellite Pro L450D-12X

You can order recovery disc on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Hi
I have just bought an L300 which has Vista on it, I'd prefere XP but don't have the XP recovery disk. Any chance of a copy of XP recovery disc?

Answer:Need WXP recovery disc for my new Satellite L300

Please note that all L300 laptop models are not the same and Toshiba offers L300 with 6 different hardware platforms.
What you can try is to get one, if available, at https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Not sure if I'm in the correct forum?  I tried to redo my Satellite P300 with the recovery discs I burnt when I bought the laptop.  No recovery partition on this model. The discs indicated an error right at the very end, and of course by that time the "C" drive was wiped.  Outside of buying recovery discs from Toshiba, if they're still available, does anyone have any ideas?  Thanks for any help you can provide. 

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Recovery Disc

I would try running the recovery discs again, this may have been a 'blip' and may not repeat. Make sure the discs are clean.
 
Failing that, what OS did you have on this laptop - XP, Vista, Win 7 ?  If you have a Windows validation code on a sticker on the bottom, and can lay your hands on an install disc for your OS, you can re-install Windows that way. The only problem you are likely to have is sourcing the drivers for the graphics, sound, wi-fi, etc. and the best place to go for them is the Toshiba web-site. If you google 'Toshiba satellite P300 drivers' you will find a number of links.
 
If all else fails, you can always try Toshiba for recovery discs. I have a set for a Satellite of slightly older vintage and I must admit I have never checked them for integrity !
 
Chris Cosgrove

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What is the easiest way to reConfigure my notebook without the configuration disk?

Answer:How to reinstall my Satellite without recovery disc?

Hi

Did you mean the Toshiba recovery CD?
Well, the easiest way to install the OS on the unit is to use the Toshiba Recovery CD because all drivers, tools, and utilities are preinstalled on the Toshiba image.
But if you don?t have this nice CD so you can also install the original Microsoft Windows OS and the necessary Toshiba stuff.
All Toshiba drivers you will find on the Toshiba download area:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/download_drivers_bios.jsp

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A few days ago my Satellite P10-304 would not boot up, so I used recovery CDs and got the machine working as good as new.
Yesterday again it would not boot up.
Something about an ethernet cable unplugged in error message, so I tried recovery CDs again as there was no data to lose.
It will not work, coming up with an error message "GDISK(E) No such fixed disk --1" then "Error number 11030, Invalid destination drive".

Can anyone help me to get it re-booted/recovered please?
I am not fussed about anything special for this old laptop, just a second computer for the kids to do their homework on.

Answer:Recovery disc does not work on Satellite Pro P10-304

Hmm?. Sound a little bit like an HDD malfunction?
Did you check if the HDD was recognized in the BIOS?

> Something about an Ethernet cable unplugged in error message,
I assume you get a PXE-E61 boot error on start-up.
This message appears if the notebook tries to boot from the LAN.

This could happen if other boot sources like HDD, etc? are not available.

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I recently bought a laptop and decided to reset it via the recovery disc provided, to my surprise after inserting the recovery disc and restarting the laptop goes straight into Windows. Even though I went into the BIOS and set the CD/DVD drive as start up, or even after holding down the F12 key.
When the Laptop is switched on the Drive says that there is no data on the DVD, on double clicking the DVD it says "Please insert media into the DVD Drive"

My previous laptop was a Toshiba Satellite 1900-303 and just to test and see if it was a problem with my recovery media I used the recovery media on the P100 and it took me to the correct recovery screen. Then I swapped media and used the P100 recovery on the old Toshiba 1900-303 and again it went to the correct recovery screen. This got me thinking so I tried out a few more data CD's/ DVD's and to my astonishment it won't read DVD-R's.

Any Idea's.......

Answer:Cannot use the Recovery Disc on Satellite P100-227

Hi

Did you try to force booting from DVD drive keeping down C key after switching the unit on?

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Hi,

My DVD driver does not work because of Virtual VCD Drive program. (I hate that prog)
When I try to uninstall Virtual VCD, everything goes crazy and no executable file can be executed.

So I have to install factory image by using image on the HDD.
I did it tens of times on other notebook (CTRL +F11) but I could not figure out how I can do that on my Toshiba Satellite M45.

I appreciate your help
Thanks

Answer:Satellite M45: Can I make recovery without the disc

> Can I make recovery without the disc?

What to say? I have created an own image file of the OS using the Norton Ghost Utility and stored this file on the second partition.
In this case I can always use this image file to restore the whole ?C? partition and I don?t need the recovery CD.

I?ve made a good experience with Ghost Utility and in my opinion it?s one of the best tools to create the images and backups.

Best regards

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Hi. I'm from Poland but i have american type of toshiba and its imposible to get it. Everbody says that it isnt in Poland. Can anybody help me? Have that disc anybody?

Answer:How to get Recovery disc for Satellite L25-S119

I can just confirm that you can not obtain US Recovery media by service partner in your country. Maybe you can order it from US directly but I am really skeptic about that.

Best solution for you is to install Microsoft full version and download all drivers, tools and utilities from US download page.

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My sister has recently purchased an Satellite L40, what she was wondering was, is the Windows Vista recovery disc included with the laptop also the system recovery disc or if she needs to burn a separate recovery disc and how she would go about doing this.

Thanks

Answer:System recovery disc for Satellite L40

Hello

As far as I know recovery DVD should be in the box. To clarify this try to contact your local dealer or maybe Toshiba directly.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Believe me the best solution is original recovery disc order.

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Between the work, Windows shut down. When I start again, I became following message:

Windows can`t start because a file is missing.
\Windows\system32\config\system

You can repair from ordinary cd and use "r" for repair.

The toshiba recovery-cd didn?t give me repair modus.

I do also the safe mode, the same failure. It cann?t be true, that I have no change, to repair the Windows. I don?t like to reinstall the windows. I have a lot of programs and anything else on this laptop.
How can I get a repair working recovery CD, not an ImageCD
for my notebook, or any kind of help. Microsoft solve this problem,the registry is damaged, but the way to repair the system, is not good with an oem-cd.
Thank you in regards
Gunda (sorry about my bad english)

Answer:Recovery CD with repair funktion for Satellite M30

Hi,

only an original Windows CD from Microsoft has this repair function. So you have only 2 possibilities: reinstall the system with the recovery CD or buy a Windows CD.

Just a little tip for the future: install system files on a separate partition on your HDD. Then you don't loose you data, if you reinstall the OS.

Bye

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Hello everyone,

I bought a used Lap top off of a former classmate of mine and after using it for about 6 months, I decided to do a complete factory restore on it to clean it up. I do not have any recovery disks so I need to do the factory restore using the HDD.

for some reason I can not run the factory restore. I follow the correct steps (FAQ :: How do I run a System Recovery? :: Support :: Toshiba :: Computers, Laptops/Notebooks, Tablets, Televisions, DVD and Blu-Ray Players, Camcorders, Storage, Accessories, and more) but it will not go into the restore mode. It just beeps and starts windows 7. Is my recovery driver corrupt? How can I repair it?

I have a Toshiba Satillite and it is running Windows 7. I think it might have originally been running Windows XP and the previous owner upgraded to Windows 7. I've lost contact with the guy I bought the lap-top from.

See attached for a screen shot of my drivers.

I hope someone can help me out!!




Thanks,

Ro82

Answer:How do I repair my recovery HDD on my Toshiba Satellite

If he upgraded to win7 - the recovery partition would contain XP.

The upgrade proces would likely cause problems with accesing it.

If you need a win7 install disc, you can get the .iso files from links at my digital life.

Just google:

win 7 sp1 iso my digital life

You would need the windows 7 product key. get it from your existing installation , before you reinstall.

You can find that with any number of programs - http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html

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