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Portege M200: recovery disks and Win Xp tablet disks needed

Question: Portege M200: recovery disks and Win Xp tablet disks needed

i have had to replace my hardrive on my tablet now only to discover. I can no longer use the tablet as i don't have the nesecary software or drivers. I have been on Toshiba web site but can not find what I am looking for. I am now using Win xp media center on it.

I have also tried Win Xp and downloading the drivers but do not work. Can anyone tell me where to get the recovery disks and tablet editon for this laptop?

thanks

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Answer: Portege M200: recovery disks and Win Xp tablet disks needed

Hello ez

Contact Authorized Toshiba service partner in your country. They can order for you original recovery media. The installation is very easy and everything will be work perfectly again.

Bye

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I have a Toshiba Portege M200 Tablet PC. It has no built-in or external CD-ROM/DVD or Floppy drives. It has bios settings that will allow it to boot from HDD, FDD, CD-ROM, or LAN. I have the Toshiba Recovery DVD from the manufacturer. The Toshiba support site lists the supported external CD/DVD drives that will work with the recovery disk. I don?t have any of these and I am trying to use a generic DVD drive with an IDE to USB adapter. I am able to connect the DVD drive (with this adapter) to a computer running XP and I am able to access DVD?s on that computer. The recovery disk has instructions that tell me to use an external DVD drive (to perform the recovery) but isn?t as specific as the website as to which DVD drive to use. As a side note: the instructions do say that the drive cannot be formatted in NTFS. I think that I just need to find a way to copy the sys files onto the hard drive and then copy a generic DVD driver onto the hard drive so I can access the DVD when it is attached to the Tablet PC. I would greatly appreciate any experience or suggestions as to how I might get this to work without having to buy one of these specific DVD drives that the Toshiba Site suggests.

After reading other posts for similar issues (although these other posts didn?t provide an answer for me), I thought I might want to clarify a little. I have pulled the hard drive out of the tablet and hooked it up to a desktop using an adapter. I can format the drive and copy files to it ... Read more

Answer:Toshiba Portege M200 Tablet PC recovery

I thought I should add; I have hooked the tablet hard drive up to the desktop as a primary hard drive and tried formatting it, copied the sys files over and windows 98 startup files to the drive. Then I put the hard drive back into the tablet, hooked up the external DVD drive and powered on the laptop. It errors out stating that it cannot connect to the external drive.
 

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I have a Toshiba Portege M200 Tablet PC. It has no built-in or external CD-ROM/DVD or Floppy drives. It has bios settings that will allow it to boot from HDD, FDD, CD-ROM, or LAN. I have the Toshiba Recovery DVD from the manufacturer. The Toshiba support site lists the supported external CD/DVD drives that will work with the recovery disk. I don’t have any of these and I am trying to use a generic DVD drive with an IDE to USB adapter. I am able to connect the DVD drive (with this adapter) to a computer running XP and I am able to access DVD’s on that computer. The recovery disk has instructions that tell me to use an external DVD drive (to perform the recovery) but isn’t as specific as the website as to which DVD drive to use. As a side note: the instructions do say that the drive cannot be formatted in NTFS. I think that I just need to find a way to copy the sys files onto the hard drive and then copy a generic DVD driver onto the hard drive so I can access the DVD when it is attached to the Tablet PC. I would greatly appreciate any experience or suggestions as to how I might get this to work without having to buy one of these specific DVD drives that the Toshiba Site suggests.

After reading other posts for similar issues (although these other posts didn’t provide an answer for me), I thought I might want to clarify a little. I have pulled the hard drive out of the tablet and hooked it up to a desktop using an adapter. I can format t... Read more

Answer:Toshiba Portege M200 Tablet PC recovery

I thought I should add; I have hooked the tablet hard drive up to the desktop as a primary hard drive and tried formatting it, copied the sys files over and windows 98 startup files to the drive. Then I put the hard drive back into the tablet, hooked up the external DVD drive and powered on the laptop. It errors out stating that it cannot connect to the external drive.
 

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Hi,

can anybody help me to get a recovery CD for a Toshiba Portege (Win XP) in Russian??
Or, do you know where I can order this CD or DVD? Thank you!!

Answer:Russian recovery CD for Portege M200 needed

Hi

I can just imagine you can get one from Authorized service partner in Russia. Call them and ask. Maybe you will be lucky!

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Lenovo'ers I just got my ThinkPad a week ago. It could not complete its Windows Updates, seems there was corruption in the Windows Update registry (google 'windows update error 643', seems to be common). I tried a few Microsoft support tools to correct it, but in the end I was wasting too much time so decided to restore my laptop to factory state. I went to the ThinkPad tools from the Start Menu, where there was a tool to create system restore disks. I went through that process, and created "Boot" and "Data" recovery disks. I rebooted my laptop with the boot DVD, and it started the recovery. I opted to do a full factory reset. It started going through the process, but then stopped and asked  for the "Application and Drivers Disk 1". What? The disk creation process only produced a "Boot" and "Data" disk. I tried using the Data disk for Disk #1, and was relieved when that worked. Sadly, the process continued until it stopped again and asks for Application and Driver disk #2. Sadly, the 'Data' disk  does not work for this, and the restore process refuses to continue. I am stuck. My machine is now in a completely unusable state. The original parition has been wiped out, and the OS is not installed. Two questions: 1) what is wrong with the recovery process? Seems like a major problem with the tool producing 'Boot' and 'Data' disks, while the reinstaler expects different disks. How can this be?2) how can I restore my machine to factory s... Read more

Answer:T530 Recovery Process Broken, I have Boot and Data disks not Application and Drivers disks 1 and 2

Hello and welcome,
 
Sorry to hear about this
 
Your recovery partition is probably already wiped out by the aborted restore, but what happens if you press the "Think" button during boot?  (or whatever it's called these days)  That might have given you a factory restore option _before_ you tried the DVDs.
 
Failing that, give support a call and explain the situation.  They can send you a DVD set.  They normally charge for these, but in a situation like yours they are often provided free.  I can't speak for Lenovo - that's just my personal experience.
 

United States
THINK-branded products
English
1-800-426-7378
24 hours/day7 days/week

 
Z.

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I downgraded from factory loaded Vista to XP.
However I now want to reinstate back to Vista.

I have disk 1 & 2 'Product Recovery DVD-Rom; Portege R500 disks'.
They have been supplied by Toshiba and are also marked 'Windows Vista Business (SSD/PATA)'.

I have no idea how to use these disks to restore my operating system back to Windows Vista. When I load disk 1 and after it has loaded some files, a message "Cannot read from source file or disk - Preinst2.SWM" appears and I cannot proceed any further.

A step by step instruction would be greatly appreciated

Answer:Portege R500: Cannot restore Vista using Toshiba Recovery disks

I wonder why you receive two recovery disks. As far as I know Toshiba Vista Recovery image is stored on one DVD.
Maybe you have received two CDs?

Anyway, did you try to boot from the other disk? I mean from the second Recovery CD?

Usually the recovery is not very tricky. You have to boot from the disk and have to follow instruction on the screen.

The error ?Cannot read from source file or disk - Preinst2.SWM? looks a little bit like the CD would be not readable or the CD/DVD drive would not read from the disk correctly.

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I'm selling my laptop and there are a few people interested in it. The thing is, I no longer have the recovery disks for Windows XP nor do I have my Microsoft Office 2007 CD or the Adobe Photoshop CS3 CD. I had them for a while and lost them when I moved to college. The potential buyers are interested in my laptop because I have Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 as well as Adobe Photoshop CS3. So if I do a complete wipe with DBAN, it will wipe my entire HD clean, correct? Is it possible to wipe certain parts of the hard drive and not others?Is there a way for me to sell my laptop while keeping Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 and Photoshop on there without compromising my security? I can't reformat or wipe my whole laptop due to missing recovery disks. I know simply deleting everything isn't "safe" but is that enough? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Help! Selling Laptop But Missing Recovery Disks and Software Disks

 1 You can wipe the drive [totally] with software. 2 or you can buy a Windows cd & format the drive, this is not a foolproof wipe like #1. I dont know how important is is to you?

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I need to get a set of recovery disks for an HP 800 elite Ultra-Slim. I cannot find them on the Website. Can someone let me know how to obtain them? Windows 7 pro.

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hi all i have just purchased a s12 ideapad and im having some trouble with recovery disks.i cannot make disks from the one key recovery as it does not allow and everytime i try to use the one key resue system on the keyboard it just boots into windows. i really want to restore this ideapad to factory settings so how can i do this, both options do not work. cannot find the specified file!! can i get these disks from lenovo? or can someone help me with my problem? thanks

Answer:recovery disks help needed

this can be closed the s12 went back to base and im waiting for them to send back with origonal boot image

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I accidentally modified my MBR with a Ubuntu Karmic Koala install.  It changed the MBR and now the R&R partition will not restore to factory defaults.  Thinkpad told me the only solution is to run the recovery disks. I did not make these, and now I am suffering.  Please, someone with their thinkpad winXP image on their z60m can you help?  It is possible to make recovery CDs inside the thinkpad tools on windows xp.  Could someone please make them and ship them to me?  (If you have some, can you loan them to me?)  I can pay you for your time and effort.  I have paypal and can pay for shipping, discs, time, etc... Please just name your price.Thank you so much,Brian

Answer:My z60m needs your help! Please anyone? (Recovery disks needed)

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Z-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/Z60M-Borrow-a-set-of-PR-disc-s-please-Restorin... i am not sure whether the kind soul habskilla would lend you the set of the discs or you could ask sfraden to see whether he is willing to help you out. If worst comes to worst, you can order the discs from Lenovo. 

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I have been tasked with fixing my friends Pavilion dv6 notebook PC after it's hard disk failed. I've replaced the HDD but can not find where to get the installation disks from, (he didn't create them himself before the disk failed).  All the other answers I've found on this subject only apply to USA or Canada devices, not UK ones. Can anyone help please?

Answer:Harddisk failure - replacement recovery disks needed

Hi,             Was this unit purchased in UK or from other country. If the unit was purchased in UK, then i would suggest you to get in touch with the support using the below options and they would be able to assist you. http://www8.hp.com/uk/en/contact-hp/phone-assist.html

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Following Mark's suggestion in the shipping thread I thought I'd get this started here.  I noticed a couple of people talking about making recovery disks, and then someone else jumped in and said that a bootable disk and maybe a few others should have come with the machine.  Can someone clarify?  Were we supposed to get (for example) an XP boot/install CD with the machine, or not?  I got nothing with mine, but I have a whole bunch of extra stuff on the hard drive.Damien

Answer:Recovery disks, boot disks etc

Generally no recovery cds/dvds are included in the box. It would appear that sometimes there have been XP recovery sets included with some Vista TPs, but this is not the "rule". Sets can be ordered from Lenovo and may be liable to cost something.It is up to the user to create his/her own recovery set using the tool provided in -Start - Programs - Think Vantage - Create Recovery Media. Be sure to create a set, lower part of the window, and not just a boot cd, upper part of the window.

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Does anyone know where I can get Toshiba Protege M200 Restore Discs. I really need this. If some one could help me out that would be great.


Also if this is in the wrong place I am sorry.
 

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i have a Toshiba M200 Portege tablet PC, and just recently when i turn on my laptop, the system32 folder pops up, and i have also gotten windows file protection windows that pop up , that say to insert my Windows XP Professional CD 2, even though i was not provided with said CD. I just got a new keyboard put in, but the function keys werent working a while before that time. I also can no longer scroll on the side and bottom of the mousepad. My crossfunctional button also does not work. I ran all the suggested programs, and also ran Windows Defender, i updated and ran my McAffee virus protection, and ran Ad-Aware, and Spybot and updated them too.Here is my hijack this log:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 7:52:21 PM, on 9/15/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\KeyboardSurrogate.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless&#... Read more

Answer:Toshiba M200 Portege Tablet-virus?

Hello shadowtiger72 and welcome to the BC HijackThis forums. I do not see any signs of viruses or malware in the log.Let's run a different scanner and see if we can find out what might be casuing some of the issues you are currently having.Download WinPFind2.zip and unzip it to your Desktop. It will create a folder named WinPFind2. Do NOT run the program directly from the zip file.Open the WinPFind2 folder and double-click on winpfind2.exe to start the program.Keep the standard settings.In the AddOn-Options group click the checkboxes forHKCU_IEDesktop.defPolicies.defSID_Run_Policies.def
to select them.Now click the Run All Scans button on the toolbar.When the scans are complete click the Simple Report button in the lower right-hand corner to create a report file. Notepad will open with the report file loaded in it.Click the Format menu and make sure that Wordwrap is not checked. If it is then click on it to uncheck it.Use the Add Reply button to post the information back here and I will review it when it comes in.Cheers.OT

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I've just received my M200 back from a warranty repair, where it had it's system board replaced. It seems to have acquired the Accelerometer utilities and motion detection functionality, which either weren't there or I wasn't aware of before (it had a clean rebuild many times, and I was never prompted to calibrate this utility). However, It no longer seems to be able to detect it's current operating mode - i.e. it no longer rotates the screen automatically when I switch to tablet mode, and when I set features such as Tablet Access Code to only operate in Tablet mode, they don't operate at all regardless of mode.

In addition, I've just checked the power settings, and nothing happens when the lid is closed regardless of the setting here. The machine keeps running, and I can see the backlight is still on, shining out from the closed case.

It seems to me like they've neglected to connect the lid close button, which I guess would be how it realises it's gone into tablet mode as well as when to turn off the backlight etc for a lid close. I've tried pressing the lid close button independently and nothing happens. I suspect it's going to be another warranty return, but does anyone know of anything else I might be missing?

Can anyone advise?

Answer:Portege M200 not detecting tablet mode

Hello Tim

On your unit there are too many different problems and it must be checked correctly. I know that you maybe want to solve it on easiest way but I believe that without service partner there is not much to do. Please contact them and ask for full check.

They should use factory settings and test everything, especially tablet mode usage.

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Dear All,

I need a copy of the original restore disc for a Portege M200 Tablet pc.
Just found out that Toshiba doesn't sell these discs any more. (?!)
Too outdated... I am in deep trouble!

Can anybody help me please? Anybody has one?

I tried ebay but no succes for me.

Thanks in advance.

A desparate M200 owner in Holland.

Answer:Need restore disc for Portege M200 tablet pc

Hello

It is really stupid situation. I do not have such media but maybe you should contact nearest authorized service provider. Maybe they have such CD.
I don?t have much experience with tablet PCs but until you wait you should try to install WXP Professional and all offered Toshiba drivers, tools and utilities.

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Do i need a special driver for the table-touch-screen on the Portege M200?

I installed about 35 drivers from this website,
the four table buttons on the right site of the screen work - but the screen itself not.

What could be the reason - do i need to activate it in windows?

thanks a lot
chris

**edit:

i gues i need the "Table and Pen Settings" Driver, like at the following picture on the bottom left

[http://www.tabletpcbuzz.com/forum/uploaded/WNewquay/200491210340_toshrotate.gif]

Where can i download tha driver, I can't find it here!

Answer:How to activate the tablet touch screen on Portege M200?

Why you don?t use the Toshiba recovery CD?
The CD contains a image with OS, drivers, tools, utilities and the whole system was already configured.

However, I assume you have a Windows XP.
On the Toshiba European driver page you can find all necessary drivers.

I have checked the drivers for the Windows XP table edition and found

- Rotation Utility
- Tablet PC Button Driver
- Tablet Pack

I think this is what you are lolling fore

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We've bought one of these machines but have had to install our own special tablet PC build in order to conform with our company security specifications. Now the Brightness controls F6 and F7 dont work.

Can someone tells me which Toshiba utilities I need to download and install in order to get this working.

Thanks

Laurie

Answer:Portege M200 tablet - Screen Brightness Controls F6/F7 not working

Hello Laurence

In my experience you need the Hotkey Utility for Display Devices. The newest version is v2.6.0.000. You can find this tool on the Toshiba website.
Please take a look at this site:

http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com

Please check this and then post the result

Bye

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Hello.

Have a problem with my Portege M200 and after hours of searching for a solution I am still at a complete loss as to how to fix it.

Essentially when attempting to switch to tablet mode - or if I press down the lid closed 'sensor' button on the far right which is essentially the same thing - the screen goes black.

This means that i can't get into tablet mode at all.

This is happening across multiple OS's and will happen even before an OS has booted. Obviously I've checked that when in Windows the 'When I close the lid' option is set to do nothing and I've even checked for any hardwired setting in the bios but saw nothing relevant.

As far as I'm aware this has only started happening since i sent it for repair with toshiba a month or two back (motherboard was replaced i believe).

Any way of controlling this via software or am i going to have to send it for repair again?

Answer:Portege M200: screen goes blank when switching to tablet mode

> As far as I'm aware this has only started happening since i sent it for repair with Toshiba a month or two back (motherboard was replaced i believe). Anyway of controlling this via software or am i going to have to send it for repair again?

According to you description it looks more like an hardware issue as an software issue because this happens even before an OS has booted. Therefore I would exclude a software issue.

In your case I would recommend contacting the ASP again and to explain the whole situation with your notebook.

Good luck

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can't install os on a Portege m200 tablet.
there is no cd rom or a drive,and no support for a usb drive.It will boot over a network pxe, but I don't no how to do that. I have try a lot of stuff like pulling the drive installing in another computer all I get is a missing boot manger. help if you can thanks
 

Answer:Can't install OS on optical drive-less Portege m200 Tablet, no USB boot

You don't say which operating system you are trying to install but try using the other PC to install the OS and then moving the hard drive back to the tablet to install the drivers and programs. Of course, you will need a bootable operating system cd and you should download your tablet drivers from the Toshiba website.

When you got the "missing boot manager" message, evidently you were trying to boot from that hard drive but that's not what you want to do if you are trying to install Windows, for example. Change the boot order to CD first so it will boot from your OS installation CD.
 

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When I try installing IIS through Control Panel/Add-Remove Windows Components it starts doing the install, then it can't find a specified file called staxmem.dll. Asks for the Win SP2 CD, even though the file is there in C:\Windows\System and if you try retry it doesn't help and if you sya ignore it brings up next file that it can't find.

Answer:Portege M200 Tablet edition, error installing IIS through Control Panel

hey there ,

This should fix the problem for you

1. Click on the Windows Start Menu.
2. Click Run.
3. Type
esentutl /p %windir%\security\database\secedit.sdb in the Open box, and click OK.
4. Install IIS through the Control Panel Add/Remove Windows Components applet.

Hope this helps
Cheers

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First, anybody knows how to fix System Restore issue, when I start system restore, it only appears a blank window, so I couldn't restore my computer to an earlier point which I think can fix the whole problem...
Since I couldn't find a way for the first...
The second is: I've got loads of problem with my WinXp and I just want to restore the laptop... but I'm having trouble looking for a PCMCIA DVD drive...
The recovery disk is a DVD disk, but as far as I'm concern, using a 16 bit PCMCIA card will only let the laptop recognize a CDROM drive, not a DVDROM drive... So what should I do now?
Where can I buy a DVDrom drive that can boot so I can use my recovery disk to restore?
Thanks

Answer:Recovery on Portege M200???

Hi

In my opinion the issue with system restore is OS problem and I can really don?t understood why this happened. If you reboot your unit several times happened this again and again?

If you need a suitable and compatible external DVD-ROM Drive for prot?g? M200 you can find it under http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com under Products ? Options & Accessories ? Drive devices. Check the drive with this part number PA3401U-1DVD.

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hi!!!

I bought this laptop on e-bay, but i hadn`t got a recovery disc. How can i get it?

Thank you!!!

Answer:Portege M200 - Where to get a Recovery disk?

Have a look on the Toshiba website.

Assuming you are in Europe, the address is https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Hello

I have a M200, I have had it from new. However i can not find my restore cd! All i need the the SD Card Image that is supplied on it, is there anywhere i can get it?

I have the windows XP Pro full cd, i work in an IT Department! But with out the SD card image im lost!

Any help would be great!

Thanx

Bob

Answer:Portege M200: Need Recovery CD becasue of SD-card

Hi Bob

Original recovery media can be order by Toshiba Authorized service partner in your country. If you want to install your own OS you can find all drivers, tools and utilities on Toshiba download page under http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/download_drivers_bios.jsp

Service partner you can find under http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/su/su_gaspLocator.jsp?pf=true

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Hello.

I have a Toshiba Portege M200 laptop (Model No: PPM20A-00LG4). Three years ago I ran the product recovery program and discs to get a clean XP Pro installation. I then loaded all the service packs from the internet. Everything worked fine and the laptop perfermed very well.

Recently the laptop was quite slow, so I decided to do this again.

I have booted the laptop from the recovery program on the external CD-ROM drive. It reformatted the HDD etc. I then installed the four quantity Product Recovery CD-ROMs, as prompted by the on screen installation menu and the laptop appeared to accept these. Then when promted to "remove disc from drive and press any key" the laptop reboots but just displays a white blinking curser against a black screen, for hours. Nothing happens.

After pressing any key to reboot, the Toshiba flash appears with the various boot sources, the HDD is first, then just the blinking curser. I have tried to re-boot the laptop but get the same routine and then the blinking curser.

I would really appreciate any clues for diagnosis.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Answer:Portege M200 won't install Product Recovery.

Hey,

The blinking cursor means that the operating system can?t be started. For me it sounds like that something went wrong during Windows installation.

I would recommend reinstalling Windows again so boot from Toshiba recovery disk and follow the screen instructions. With other words do the same steps as you have already done and check what happens.

Such things that installation doesn?t work properly can happen without special reason. So don?t worry and just test it again. ;)

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Hi, I want to restore my M200 using the recover DVD supplied. I have a Toshiba PA345U-1DV2 external USB DVD that came with a CD that includes drivers for DOS. The readme file in the dos driver folder is in Japanese! I've created a boot SD card using the Toshiba util and added the dos drivers to the config.sys file.

No matter what I try I cannot get the USB DVD to boot in dos and therefore read the restore DVD. I must admit this is driving me nuts. I've tried every option I can find on the net and still not luck. Can anyone help?

It seems to me that as the DVD player is Toshiba and has dos drivers it should work.

Answer:System restore using the Recovery CD on Portege M200

As far as I know you need a supported and compatible drive to recover form the USB.
Not every drive is compatible!:
Please check this posting about the compatible drives:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=9291&messageID=32642

In this posting you will find a instruction how to recover the OS on the Prot?g? M200 without to use the external drive:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=11393&messageID=41104

And this posting provide further interesting information about the recovery procedure of the M200:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=2798&messageID=8348

hope I could help

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Hi,

Yesterday my anti-virus software let me know a virus was trying to access my computer, had quarantined it and asked for a reboot of my Portege M200 to remove it completely. On rebooting, the notebook did not actually reboot and just hung. It gets past the Toshiba window and hangs. I have tried starting it in safe mode but to no avail. It starts loading files and hangs at a particular system file which is obviously now corrupt. I tried to get into my recovery console using Windows XP recovery disks but was unable to do so. The threads on this forum have been helpful however I have still not solved the issue.

I have my product recovery DVD-ROM but I am scared to use it as the warning coming with it says that reformatting will lose all of my work and I am not sure if it will automatically reformat my hard drive (as I have no back ups of my work) or will I be given a choice? Also, I see from your forums that it will not actually repair any corrupt OS files. I have also seen files about making a ghost image to a floppy drive but I do not have a floppy drive on my Portege M200.

Can anyone please provide me with steps to solve this issue as I am 11 hours trying to fix this but to no avail!
Thanks

Answer:Portege M200 - Cannot access recovery console

You are right about recovery image. Recovery image is designed for clean OS only and there is no option for OS repair. What you can try is to obtain Microsoft WXP installation disc and start repair option.

I hope this will help you and you will be able to start preinstalled OS. If this will work at first back up all your important data.

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Can i get the files of a image cd?
If yes, can i get the directory \i386 and setup again my xp software??

I change my hard drive, and i cant do the boot with my usb cd/dvd, so i copy the files in the directory \i386 of my xp cd, an run winnt from DOS.
Now i have my Port?g? M200 working very good, but my instalation is a normal xp sp2 windows, and i need to change to tablet pc edition.

Same body have the same problem??
Can i get upgrade from microsoft for this problem??
Can i get the recovery files of my image???

Thans 4 all

Answer:Portégé M200: Expert Mode in recovery CD

Hi

On the recovery CD you will find only the image files and not a completely OS.
The only way to get the recovery files is to recover the OS with the Toshiba recovery CD and then to copy the folders from the unit to another notebook (HDD, etc.)

Please check these topics how to recover the M200.
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=3765&messageID=13683#13683

http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=1652&messageID=4063#4063

Usually you need a compatible and supported external drive which should be recognized by BIOS.

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I am wanting to re format my 4 year old M200 using the original recovery disks (4 of).
The recovery.txt file stored on the first disk advises me of a process to do this but also states that "this utility will not work if the drive has been formated or converted to NTFS".

My C drive is NTFS and the recovery process does not work.
I am unable to find any other literature or help files on the disks to advise me what to do.

I would be greatfull for anyone who has experience with this issue who can advise me on the correct process to run my recovery disks on a drive formated as

NTFS.

Answer:Portege M200 recovery process does not work

May I ask you what notebook do you have: is it a Satellite M200 or Port?g? M200?

How did you try to recover the notebook?
Did you try to boot from the CD?

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Hi,

I already used the recovery DVD long time ago but now it won?t start. Instructions tell to:
1st insert the disk
2nd turn the pc on while keeping the C key pressed
3rd follow the instructions which are appearing on the screen

I tried as described but nothing happens and windows start normally. I also tried to open the DVD when the pc was on and I can see the files but can?t start the process.

Can anybody help me to solve this problem?

Answer:Cannot start recovery installation for Portege M200

Hi there,


have you tried booting from the DVD? Obviously u can see the files on the DVD but maybe you need to change the boot order so it boots from the DVD instead. To do this, restart the computer then press F2 when you see the Toshiba logo on the screen while booting up (F2 or whatever key it tells you to press to enter the setup).

Within the BIOS setup go over to the boot order and swap the CD/DVD with the HDD so that the CD/DVD is at the top of the list. Go over in the BIOS menu and Exit Saving Changes and the computer will restart. Hopefully the recovery DVD should now boot, if this works and upon completion of all installations go back into the BIOS menu and follow the same instructions to change the CD/DVD back to second, and put HDD back to the top of the list.


Hopefully this answers your question.

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I had to format my portege 660cdt. I had no disks supplied with lattop.
Have installed win95 from cd and is working fine except that it is only reading gold disks. It did read other disks prior to formating.

Answer:CD read only gold disks: Portege 660

Hi

I really don?t know what you mean with ?gold disks?. You know very well that there is often no good explanation for some issues that happen especially for this ?oldies?.

If the unit can read original music discs or data discs I don?t see there any problem. It is always nice to know that someone is very satisfied with these old units.

Good luck!

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Where can I find drivers to my Portege M200? Because on the download-page there are none. The only drivers that you could find there were drivers to the bluetooth, wlan and I think that is it. Have no drivers for my soundcard, my nic and all the other stuff.

The reason I need to download them is that I really really needed to make an new install and my recovery-disc is lost since the last time I've moved.

Naturally I called Toshiba and asked if I could get a new one, or if I could download it some how, the answer I got was "sorry, neither we or any of our associates have any".

And because the windows-license is only valid for "Windows XP Tablet edition Toshiba" with SP1 preistalled and the only way I could get that is if I had such a disc.

So the advice the support gave me was to purchase an new windows-license and if I wanted everything to work I should bye the Windows XP Tablet edition 2005 or something like that.

But since I have an XP pro license already I decided to install it since I almost never use the tablet properties anymore. And now when I have done just that I can't find almost any drivers so my computer will work properly.

Answer:Where can I find drivers for my Portege M200 - I lost my Recovery CD

Hi

> Where can I find drivers to my Portege M200? Because on the download-page there are none

What Toshiba driver page did you check????
I have visited the Toshiba European driver page and found all necessary drivers

Please follow this path and you should get the Toshiba European driver site:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/ -> Support & Dowloads -> Support homepage -> Driver download

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I've just brought my 2005 Portege R100 out of retirement to give to one of the children - However it didn't want to start. I've changed the boot order to CD-ROM>LAN>HDD>PC Card and have put the original recovery disks in the genuine (and compatible) Toshiba DVD drive.

The system boots from the DVD drive and then gives me the following messages:

No CD/DVD-ROM drives found

It then reads the source files from the A: drive and tries to mount the PCMCIA drive

It then tells me it can't find the device driver 'TOSCD001'
No valid CDROM device drivers selected
Bad command or file name
Could not copy from CD-Drive to RAM-Drive C:!

Any advice will be gratefully received as said child is eagerly awaiting his laptop!

Thanks

Alan

Answer:Can't get Portege R100 to recover using original disks

Hi.

I assume you need a companion disk as described here
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB5100S70004R01.htm

You have to boot from such diskette in order to load the driver for CD/DVD drive.

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Is there a way to do this?
I googled all over and there doesn't seem to be a way to do this. There are 9 partitions on the drive. I read somewhere there is a hack to convert it with a single partition.
Here is the situation.
Win2k3 server C: partition is out of space, need to expand it. NO SOFTWARE tools i can find will work with dynamic disks (no ghost, no acronis, no volume manager, no nothing). These programs will resize when you clone to a new drive, etc, except it doesnt work on dynamic.

Win2k3 has built-in support to expand dynamic disks volumes, but they DON'T work for the SYSTEM drive (which is where it is out of space).

So, it looks like the last option is to somehow convert the disk to a basic disk (that is still able to boot), use one of the above tools to expand the partitions, and then convert them back to dynamic disks.

And no, there is nothing else to delete off of C: partition, it is only 4GB large.
 

Answer:Converting Dynamic Disks to Basic Disks without Data Loss

And yet some people will still argue that small OS volumes are better.

I'm not 100% sure, but if I remember right, there is no way to go back to a basic disk from a dynamic. I thought it gives a warning that it's an irreversable process.
 

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hi , Recently my dvd rw drive / main cd drive wont load any dvd r or cd r/rw disks , but it loads normal cds fine.it is a dvd rw drive so does load those type of disks (until recently)i have win xp sp2.in my computer it displays the name of the cd fine and recognises there is a cd in the drive , and on RecordNow it knows what programs are on the disk i just put in , but i cant load them?please help !thankyou , Jacob

Answer:My Disk Drive wont load DVD R disks or CD r Disks

1. clean drive with a DVD les cleaner2. uninstall and reinstall drivers in device manager3. unistall and reinstall ide channel drive is on4. check IDE chable is fully inserted at drive and motherboard5. try another / new ide cable6. Buy another DVD drive as the laser is kaput.

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The Australian specs for the *R600 PPR61A* state that the unti contains: *DVD SuperMulti Double Layer (7mm)*
The R600 however does not recognise any blank double layer DVD discs using either Windows burning tools or Toshiba Disc Creator.

Is this a mistake in the specs (being completely misleading), or do I have a driver/configuration problem?

Australian specs are available here: http://203.56.127.51/%2fTOPIC%2fproduct_details%2fproduct%2f20090325%2f Toshiba_PortegeR600_PPR61A-00300R_Specification_Brochure_Mar09.PDF

Answer:Portege R600 - Is the DVD drive compatible with double layer disks?

Hi

As far as I know the same notebook can be equipped with different ODDs.
So it?s possible that the R600 was equipped with the ODD which doesn?t support the DL medias.

However, I would recommend checking if the ODD can handle the DL disks.
For example you could use burning software like Nero to find out what disks are supported.
I use Nero and this software contains different options. One of the options provides details about the internal ODD.

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Hi all, I've just ordered the x200 Tablet with 160 gb hard drive, and haven't received it yet. What I want to do is to swap the drive for a new 320 gb WD Scorpio Black which I bought recently. So when I get the laptop, I plan to use Acronis True Image to back up the 160 drive and then copy it to the swapped Scorpio, which will reproduce the full factory partitions on the Scorpio, and off I go. My question: is this likely to cause any problems in terms of device recognition etc.? I know the warranty won't cover the new hard drive - at least I doubt it, though it's hard to get an answer from Lenovo - but that aside, I don't expect there to be any operating problems. Should I? Many thanks for your help,David

Answer:x200 tablet question about hard disks

I've heard and I don't have any firsthand knowledge myself as I usually make the recovery discs and do a clean install, but some older versions of True Image have trouble with the recovery partitions, but the newest version, 2009 I think, can do it.





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Have searched in vain, including hereon, to find means of copying (Excel) file from hard drive to CD-ROM disks of all types. The READ ONLY stops it very effectively.

Googling includes half-dozen methods but most if not all apply to hard drive removal and that I've done.

The disk Properties uncheck of Read Only is meaningless. When do so and then try copying, same interference. Back to Properties only to find the click has mysteriously been reinserted.

A KB at MSN explains why the Read Only is there and even suggests various removal instructions. Found these much above my limited tech savvy.

Will appreciate learning a simple means of doing this from any of you more knowledgeable volunteer support specialists.
 

Answer:Removal of READ ONLY from CD disks -- not hard disks

CD-R=Read only after written

CD-RW Read/Rewritable, but to do a drag/save to drop sort of thing, you need packet writing software.
 

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Hi all, I just received a brand new X201 tablet which came with XP preinstalled.  It also came with recovery disks which include a full licensed version of windows 7. I would like to install Windows 7 on the machine, but seeing as how there is no DVD drive, I am perplexed as to how they expect anyone to make the upgrade (though i imagine people purchase this particular model because they WANT XP preinstalled). Anyway, I tried to make a bootbale USB using the primary recovery disk to no avail.  Any ideas?  It seems odd there is little documentation provided to assist in this issue. Thanks.

Answer:X201 Tablet: how to install Windows 7 from disks; came with XP preinstall

Follow these directions http://tech.icrontic.com/articles/install-windows-7-from-usb-using-windows-xp

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i want to install windows xp recovery console in order to use combo.fix. at the recommended microsoft site my choices are xp home or professional. I have been unable to find any info for xp tablet pc edition 2005 setup boot disks. Do you have a solution for me?

Answer:Xp Tablet Pc Edition 2005 Setup Boot Disks

From what I've read, you can use a regular XP boot diskhttp://www.bootdisk.com/

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click hereandclick here

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Hi, I have a just purchased the ThinkPad E550. I want to create recovery disks for the system. I have already upgraded the laptop to Windows 10 (system came with Windows 7). There is no OneKey Recovery icon that I can find, and I understand that this may not be available for anythign above Windows 7. How do I create the recovery disks? Thanks

Answer:How to create recovery disks for ThinkPad E550 with Windows 10 and no OneKey Recovery option

Hi srm17,
Welcome to Lenovo Community.
Does this help?  http://www.techradar.com/us/how-to/software/operating-systems/how-to-create-a-windows-10-recovery-di...

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Hello, I've lost access to my Thinkpad because of lost password to Hard disk.Then purchased another HDD and installed OS and drivers. Getting few problems, one is that I cannot use ThinkVantage key to restore my system. But I have Rescue and Recovery Startup Disk & Product Recovery Disks, so can I recover my old HDD?If not possible to use the old, can I get back my system working[as factory default] with those disks? Thanks.

Answer:Thinkpad z60m: HDD password [But have Rescue and Recovery Startup Disk & Product Recovery Disks]

For second option, what will be the passwords of the recovered system: BIOS, HDD, Windows?

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 I am doing a fresh install in the following rather than cloning because the system has not been reinstalled for 4yrs.  From an external usb CD drive (internal drive removed) I installed the recovery disks onto a 160GB Samsung HM160HC PATA drive with no problem .  Then clicked the restart button.  My T42 booted right back into the opening page of the Rescue and Recovery routine.  On restarting again I used F12 to get the list of drives and selected the Samsung HDD.  This did not help.  Have repeated startup numerous times.  The computer could not be looking at any other drive because the Samsung is the only one connected.  I am tempted to download Lenovo's available BIOS update while logged-in with the old 30GB drive regardless of the fact that my  Embedded Controller Program is ver 3.04 and supposed to be suitable for the 160GB drive upgrade.  If anyone has a suggestion please let me know.













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Answer:T42 HDD upgrade- Recovery disks install but hard drive only boots to Rescue and Recovery routine.

Welcome to the forum!
 
Wipe the hard drive clean.
 
Boot from the first (Rescue & Recovery CD) and follow the prompts. You'll have 7 more CDs to go through (5 for the earlier version).
 
Once the process is complete, the machine will instruct you to remove the final CD and reboot. At that point, you should be able to boot from the hard drive with no interaction required.
 
Good luck.

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I installed Ubuntu GNU/Linux in my 3000 N100 0768GZQ laptop and deleted the partition in which i had installed Vista using fdisk. However, fdisk also deleted the Lenovo rescue and recovery partition. Not realizing this i created 2 new partitions in the free space. Now I want to install Vista in one of these partitions and I don't have a Lenovo Rescue and Recovery drive or the recovery CDs. Please help me.

Answer:Lost Lenovo Rescue and recovery partition in 3000 N100 0768GZQ have no recovery disks, please help

You can either get a hold of Vista installation disks and install it manually, or call Lenovo support and ask for recovery disks. They may charge you for the disks as you are supposed to create your own recovery disks.





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Hi - Thought I'd try and get some help. My PC (from Time UK-gone bust) needs new hard disk but no OS to install. Reply from MS Support is

"Kindly be informed that we have checked the product key in our system and it shows as OEM license (Original Equipment Manufacturer). This means that the Windows XP Home Edition was preinstalled by the manufacturer.

Usually we do not support this kind of license. We only support customers who has bought our products separately in the shop. We then tell our customers to contact the manufacturer to get the replacement.

We located several phone numbers for Time Computers, but we were unable to contact them.

Please be informed that the product you require is unfortunately obsolete, which means that the product is not being produced anymore.

This means that it unfortunately is not possible to get a replacement disk anywhere for the product you require.

We apologize for any inconvenience this is causing."


Anyone have a constructive idea for me?

Answer:OEM XP OS Disks needed for Time PC

time went out of business years ago as far as I was aware. You will have to purchase an OEM 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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Back to school for 4 children with laptops is a pain, I seem to be constantly wiping them and setting them up again.

Any ideas why the recovery disks of Vista don't display the TOSHIBA HDD Recovery option?

I made a USB drive and copied all the files from a backup of the Recvery Drive to it. The USB shows the TOSHIBA HDD Recovery option but asks for the disks and will not run the recovery from the USB itself. This is annoying but at least I can still use it to recover the machine.

I would like to either

solve the issue with the disks

or

get the USB to recover using it's own files instead of asking for the disks. Vista wasn't created with the option to recover from USB so this might be impossible.

Answer:Vista Recovery disks don't display TOSHIBA HDD Recovery option

The HDD recovery option will not appear in the Advanced boot menu if something has been changed or modified on the HDD and the ?flag? has been removed.
For example this may be the case if the partition has been changed, modified or if the HDD recovery files or folder has been modified, moved or deleted.

In case you want to recover the notebook back to factory settings, you have to use the recovery disk

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Hi, everyone.I'm quite sure I found this on-line and that it's doable, but now that I need it, of course I can't find it!My computer-illiterate sister has an eMachines Windows Vista computer that will no longer boot either normally or in safe mode; it hangs on crcdisk.sys.  She didn't make recovery disks when she got the computer, and the recovery console that comes up when it tries to boot also hangs.  She believes that it was interrupted while running a Windows update, but she's not entirely certain about that.  Anyway, her primary concern was recovering her pictures and documents, and I was able to do that by booting off a bootable Ubuntu CD.   Thus she now has everything she needs from that computer.  Before we take the sledgehammer to it, I want to fiddle with it and see whether I can get it booting into Windows off of the hard drive again so she can use it again, even if only for going on-line and not for saving precious stuff.I thought I read somewhere that if the recovery partition was readable (as it -- and the rest of the hard drive -- seem to be) that you could copy it up onto an external hard drive, then create recovery CD's on a different computer, but I can no longer find the instructions on how to do that.  Is that do-able, and if so, can I do it on an XP computer, or do I need to use a Win7 computer (I don't have a Vista computer).  Can I do it right off of the external hard drive, or d... Read more

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Can any kind person explain the difference between a

Boot disk and Restore disk?

The reason I am asking is my Hard disk appears to be on its last legs and when it finally goes I will have to buy and install a new one.

I have a Restore CD (actually 2 that came with my computer) and I have read a little about Boot disks.

so .... When I start my computer with the new Hard disk what do I use? (as it will be blank)

a Boot disk?
or a Restore disk?
or both?


many thanks
 

Answer:Boot disks and Restore disks?

A boot disk is a disk that your computer can use to boot. A restore disk is a disk that contains some sort of restore information.

A boot disk may contain restore information and a recovery disk may be bootable.

In your case, you should just boot from the restore CD and follow the pretty on-screen instructions.
 

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I have just purchased Partition Magic 8 and installed it on my comp. without any problem,my new120GB HDD. was formatted and partitioned into three using my Windows XP Pro.instalation disk,now when I try to use PM.to change the size of the partitions nothing happens ie:- when I click on PM. in programs my comp.just hangs and I have to switch it off at the mains.I have read in the PM.Quick Start Guide "Quote" Windows XP uses Basic Disks and Dynamic Disks you CANNOT Perform PM Operations on Dynamic Disks "Unquote"Does anyone know if this is the problem I am having,and if so is there any way to resolve it? Any help on the above subject appreciated.
regards CallMac

Since I posted this Query I have gone into disk management and it has the partitions as TYPE Basic so I dont think that this is the problem,I also tried to open PM. again but the computer just keeps hanging with the little hour glass showing as if it is trying to do something but eventualy I have to switch it off at the mains.Can PM.be uninstalled?
 

Answer:Dynamic Disks/Basic Disks (help please)

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Hi,

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

Hi

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 a M92p SFF that I am trying to create the recovery set for. I have created the boot disk using a cd-r. I inserted a dvd-r for the first of the recovery disks and I get this message: "This disk cannot be DVDRAM, please select another recordable media type supported by the selected drive and try again." I click OK and it returns to the menu where the process begins.

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The 500 GB Samsung Hard Drive on my HP Pavilion a6500f PC running on Windows Vista Home Premium (64-bit) crashed. I bought and installed a new 500 GB Western Digital Caviar Blue model WD5000AAKS hard drive on the PC. I ordered recovery disks from HP using the computer's serial number and confirmed that the Build ID on the recovery CDs and the sticker on my computer match. However when I attempt to recover the system Windows loads the recovery files and then I get the error:

"This PC is not supported by the system recovery discs. You will not be able to recover this system with these discs."

I have tried 2 sets of recovery discs from hp and get the same error. I have attempted to use the Cyberlink Recovery Disk Utility from hp http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=pv-80183-1&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en but it fails. This Utility only supports Windows 7 per the hp page.

I would appreciate any help on how to move forward. I am new to this site so if I broke any rules please feel free to correct me. Thanks.

NYATI

Answer:System Recovery Fails with hp Supplied Recovery Disks

How much did you pay for your recovery discs and is it refundable? If you the recovery disc costs more then $100, you would be better off purchasing a copy of Windows 7 which is far more stable and a less of a memory hog.

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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 put in a new harddrive but I do not have the original recovery cd's. I want to reinstall Windows XP and enter my original Windows Key - will the Rescue and Recovery® 4.21 download give me everything I need - or is there something else that goes with it? I didn't see any mention of reinstallation of Windows XP - only other suppoprt and diagnostic software.Thanks for your help - the amount of information on these computers is overwelming! Scott 

Answer:Recovery and Reinstall Windows XP - A52-8168 - Need Recovery Disks.

do you have the original HDD you have to burn the recovery cds from a service partition that comes on the HDD you can also use microsoft win. xp disc but I don't think your OEM key will work with that http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-70804 you can also search online....ebay





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If I use the recovery disks (3) and the driver and application disk to re-install Windows 7 on my Acer Aspire 7740-5691 will the recovery partition be restored. The recovery partition is 11.72 GB and is 100% free space and healthy according to information in disk management. I am not sure how the recovery partition got wiped but the computer is up and running at this time. The disks were made when I purchased this computer about 5 years ago. The hard drive is 320 GB, processor is intel i3 quad core, ram is 4GB. Thank you in advance for your comments and information. Oscar1













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Answer:Do Recovery Disks restore Recovery Partition, Aspi...

Acer erecovery media will restore your laptop to factory default, so, yes it will restore the original recovery partition too.

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 I have gone to restore my laptop to Factory setting but in the rescue and recovery application i do not have any option to recover to the laptop as it came out the factory. When i got the laptop i created rescue media and have a set of 4 disks, All DVD(2 are 8.5GB). The R&R  boots and asks for the Final C disk. None of the disks display in the backup listbox. Before i went for a fresh install using a Windows 7 disk, i got R&R to off load media to a portable drive. This will boot to a different version of R&R similar to the post 2008 walkthrough. But the screen i get does not have the radio button for Factory restore, just the backup and when i put my DVD's in, no backup is found from the media i have... I removed the factory partition after i created the media as i presumed i could get back to the factory using them. My fresh install of windows 7 works but downloading the wireless driver from Lenovo doesn't activate... wish i never started to mess with it now.... Any suggestions???













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Answer:Edge 525 & Rescue & Recovery & No recovery Partition But Disks

Update: All Restored and Working again... Must label the Disks better in the future... I had 4 disks in a bundle, the first being the Rescue repair disk, which boots to a similar screen. As 1 of my disks didn't do anything in the various rescue and recovery application i used from previous thinkpads. Turned out this was bootable and the proper rescue and recovery for my set of disks... cdrivebackup.swm took ages to load and then asked for the second disk. Processed and now 1 working system again... now to move all the data back...

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My Laptop came preloaded with Windows 7 Home Premium and I would like to create system recovery disks. I have a drive labeled RECOVERY (D. How do I create recovery disks from this drive?

Answer:Need to create system recovery disks from RECOVERY (D:) drive

We know nothing about your laptop, so it's hard to say. Who made it?? What model?

You probably have to access some program, either from a choice in your list of programs or through a particular keystroke during the boot process. Look in your list of available programs for something related to recovery or consult your manual.

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doing a factory disk recovery vista business 0n lenovo 6072 bvu thing centre windows comes up tofinish after finishing state shutdown load custom startup shuts down restarts the bar with moving lines appears the screen goes blank can hear startup sound the computer goes in like a sleep modeif you shut down the computer it restarts with not properly shut down restart normal safe mode network mode press normal does the samething and goes in sleep mode again is there normal startup and acustom startup if so how do you fixit

Answer:recovery lenovo 6072bvu withfactory recovery disks

'Startup sounds' as in the windows music or 'startup sounds' as in you hear fans and drives spinning up? If the former then you've got some kind of video problem. Try booting to safe mode. If it loads to the desktop set resolution to 800 x 600 and reboot to normal mode. Then try setting a higher resolution if desired.If the latter, well it still sounds like video. Do you have both an on-board video port and an added card? If so try both.

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How do I change the boot menu to run my system cd
thankyou, duffy
 

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http://forums.techguy.org/all-other-software/566857-changing-boot-menu.html
http://forums.techguy.org/all-other-software/566813-boot-menu.html
http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/566810-recovery-disks.html

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Hello          i have created the recovery disks from one key recovery. now the question is, if i make any changes to partitions can i use these recovery disks to reset to factory settings.? because one of my friend created the disks and after that he altered partitions to install ubuntu after installing it windows has stoped booting after that he used the recovery disks but they didn't worked ?

Answer:how to use Recovery disks

hi Praveen_k,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Community.
 
If your friend has a preloaded Windows 8 OS and created a recovery disc using One Key Recovery 8.0 (see image below), then he will need to press the One Key Recovery button to restore the backup that he created (assuming your friend didn't deleted the hidden partition). Also, see this alternate mehod.
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If your friend has a Windows 7 pre-installed, verify if he followed this instruction to create the recovery discs. If he did, he will need to boot from the discs that he created starting from disc one up to the last one.
 
 
Hope this helps

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I don't have my recovery partition (deleted it by accident, dumb i know), and I never made my recovery disks. I need to repair some things on my Notebook. I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium, and so is my friend. My friend owns an HP Notebook, and as a matter of fact he bought it the same day I bought mine. He also runs Windows Vista Home Premium, and his Vista was basically a mirror image of my vista, they came with the same pre-installed programs. It is NOT however the same HP Model (I have a G-Series Notebook, and he has a Pavilion Series Notebook) He still has his Recovery Partition. He hasn't made his Recovery DVDs though. If I were to make his Recovery Disk, and use them on my computer could I make some repair to my Vista, or are the Recovery disk only good on for the computer they were made for. I want to avoid buying these Disks since HP shouldve provided them to all of us in the first place instead of being CHEAP.

Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Help Using HP Recovery Disks

That's correct. The recovery kit will only work with the particular brand name, model name, and model number computer that it was created for.

If you go to the HP support site for your particular model, you should be able to find a link to order the recovery kit.

Here is the list of G60 series laptops. You'll need to pick the correct model number from the list.

If you have no luck there, go here.

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Question: recovery disks

I have none of the disks or product keys that came with my computer.  I would like to create recovery disks before I have problems with the computer.  Can anyone tell me how to create recovery disks or direct me to a place that has directions. Thanks

Answer:recovery disks

what do you mean you don't have the product keys?? isn't it on the bottom of your laptop? If you have the OEM Lenovo OS, then you can create the recovery media through start-> program -> thinkvantage -> create recovery media. If you don't that feature, then most likely your OS is aftermarket. If you have the model and serial number of your laptop, you maybe able to obtain a set of product recovery media from Lenovo, provided that your laptop have shipped with OS and not DOS.  

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Has anyone done a recovery (reformat) using the HP recovery disks? How long does it take? Any special things to look out for? Are you supposed to disconnect completely from the internet and disconnect the printer and mouse?

I have an HP Pavilion dv6135nr, Windows XP Pro-Media Center Edition 2005, bought 11/30/06. I already did a recovery from the partition on 11/21/07, but it turns out the partition was corrupt, so another one must be done (HP sent the disks upon request). I'll not discuss the isssues here as Papakid has done a magnificent job in assisting me re: malware/infection etc. Getting back up to speed following the 11/21/07 recovery was a nightmare because the Windows Updates didn't seem to load fully or in correct order.

Just need to know the time involved and anything to look out for; the disk check, BIOS check (all is good), cleaning out temp files, cookies, defrag etc. are all done regularly; have had Spy Sweeper and Norton AV from time of purchase (no problems ever found)...mostly problems with the OS I'm told.

Thank you,
jackiemarie

Answer:Recovery Using Hp Disks

Kep your mouse connected. You are going to need it

The recovery can take about an hour, depending on how many cd's they sent you.
I would disconnect your Internet connection from the back of the computer temporarily.
Plug it back in when the process is complete & you antivirus & malware programs are reinstalled

If the printer is USB I would disconnect that too. When you reinstall the drdivers it will prompt you to plug it in so it can detect it.

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Are recovery disks tied to each PC? What I mean is, we purchased 3x ThinkCentre E73 and in my absense two have been upgraded to Windows 10 but are having issues. Can I create a recovery disk on the yet to arrive third E73 and use this to return both back to their original state so I can make sure they are upgraded correctly.  

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My sister bought a used computer, and I told her that I would do a factory reset for her. She decided to try and do it herself, and now the hard drive is not accessible at all. Is there any way that I can get a recovery usb or cd sent to me? I have tried everything, and I cannot get into anything. Thanks.

Answer:Recovery Disks

Hello @Pookers19,  You may order recovery media from the below link : http://support.hp.com/us-en/mediaorder/HP-Pavilion-dv6-Entertainment-Notebook-PC-series/5226230/mode...  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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About a year ago We bought a hp lap top from Walmart. 3 weeks ago I thought about making recovery disks from disk manager.
Could not. Only one time use and it was already been used. Went to hp site to download recovery disks, not available, someone already downloaded recovery disks. I guess they did all that and returned it to Walmart, Now I am wondering is there a way to get around all this??
 

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I have Z757 laptops.   We did not make recovery disks for them.   What's the best way to get Windows 7 back on the laptops?  Can I get the disks from support?  (making the one key is not an option as the HDDs are wiped at the moment)













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Answer:How to get recovery disks?

You can download windows 7 images from here, use the key on your laptop (or online activation should work, phone activation worst case scenario) http://www.w7forums.com/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-image-downloads-t12325.html

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I've got a Vaio running on Vista HE but its broken and after speaking to customer support, I need to use the recovery disks to restore it back to factory settings. The only problem is, I didn't bother to make the disks when I first got the laptop, and to get the new ones is going to cost me ?40. My brothers just bought an Acer laptop with Vista HE. If he makes the recovery disks on his laptop, will it work if i then use those disks in my laptop?
If not, does anyone know where I can download it?

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I doubt it. The two computers have different components, so the recovery disks from one are not likely to work on the other.

I don't know of anywhere Vista disks can be downloaded.

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Hello all, I recently helped a friend reinstall xp home on an hp desktop. and newer pc's do not come with a reintallation cd anymore. I was able to make the cd's and do the reinstall. My question is what if no reinstall disks were made, and I could not make them due to hard drive failure for example, what are the options then?

Can you have hp send you the reinstall disks for your system, or can you use any xp home cd and just use the key that matches the pc, or would you have to reinstall a new copy of xp? Thank you...
 

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I can't answer your question, but I'm interested in how you made the bootable CD. I need to make one for my daughter's computer.
 

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Howdy all... I picked up an S10e/4187 tonight from Radio Shack.  It was the last one they had, and it was on display.  It looks like it is supposed to have a recovery disk, but none was with it.  Before I go back and raise Caine with the salesman, can someone confirm that it does come with one?  I have several different netbooks now, and like a lot of you, I like to play around with different OS's on them... but I also like the ability to restore in case of disaster.  I will probably just pop in another HD in the mean time. I did read some of the recovery guides in the posts below, but it looks like they rely on a recovery cd as well... thanks for the help in advance... -Aaron

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I don't know the official term for them, but I have an x60 sans any of the original CDs. I'd like to Install XP, which it is licensed for, and have all of the proper repair and recovery options availble. Is there a method other than paying 50 bucks to IBM for them?

Answer:x60: Can I get recovery disks from someone other than IBM?

If you can find someone to burn you a set of copies, it's still going to be legal because:  a) You do have a COA for itb) The machine originally shipped with that OS. Hope this helps.

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Question: recovery disks?

Is there any free software or cheap software that allows you to make your own recovery disk for a computer?

I think Nliteos only lets you customize the windows installation; however, I'd also like to have the disk automatically install some other programs and drivers so that I don't have to spend an entire night reinstalling software after a reformat (software like norton, photoshop, vlc, codecs, etc.). Is there anything that can let you do this?

I know some brand name computers have those recovery programs that let you install recovery settings onto another hd, and all you have to do is stick a recovery disk in upon rebootfor it to run the recovery. If there's someting like that, it'd be great too.

I did try window's recovery under the system tools, but it doesn't seem to completely recover everything. I'm thinking complete erasing of the main drive and then reinstallation of everything I had when I set the recovery settings. Is there anything that does this?
 

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What you prolly want is disk imaging software like ghost, acronis, or drive image pro.. Lets you make a full backup that can be restored in minutes.. They are not free..
But some mobo manufacturers include disk imaging software on the driver cd that comes with their motherboards.. Gigabyte used to.. Don't know who does that now..

Acronis or Ghost are really worth the money IMHO..

Google "Hiren's boot cd".. I believe it contains shareware versions of older versions of a couple different disk imaging software..
 

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I bought an HP dv4-2165dx off Craigslist and it has a bootleg copy of Windows 7 Ultimate on it. So, to make it legit again, I purchased the recovery disk for this laptop from HP. The disk is not recognized in the disk drive and I now see that no DVD disk is recognized. So, I tried an external disk drive which recognizes the disk in Windows Explorer. Unfortunately, I cannot reboot and get the external disk drive to be recognized and it just boots up Windows. I can hit ESC and then F9 and the external drive is there. But, when I select it, it just takes my to Windows again.

Then, I tried copying the contents of recovery disk 1 to a thumb drive and I get the same results. It is just not recognized during boot. Again, it is an option when I hit ESC and then F9 but it just boots up Windows.

Please help! I just want to have a legit copy of Windows on this laptop and I figured purchasing the recovery disks from HP would do the trick. I am at a loss!
 

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I just purchased a set of recovery disks for a gateway NE56R41u.  The disks arrived today.  I follow the directions to boot from the System Disc first.  Then when it gets to the recovery screen, it tells me that it can only run from Legacy mode.  So I reboot, set it to Legacy mode, then try to boot from the System Disc again.  It sits there for a while, then it tells me "This recovery sustem can only be used on "UEFI" mode.  Please press "OK" to restart the system immediately. I am tired of this back and forth loop.  What needs to be changed so that I can get this system reloaded.  Any input will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks in advance. P.S.  I really despise Acer/Gateway not having a phone number that I can call to get support for an item that I just purchased (the discs, not the laptop).

Answer:Recovery Disks

you need to completly wipe your HDDhttp://www.partitionwizard.com/partition-wizard-bootable-cd.htmldownload the .iso filethen use a software to burn CD/DVD and burn the .iso fileonce done, set legacy on bios, put the CD/DVD on your desktop, boot from CDat the desktopselect your HDDright click on your HDD icon and choose delete all patitions and click on yes and then applyhttp://www.partitionwizard.com/help/delete-all-partitions.html#howto then exit and retry to boot from recovery media, remember to set UEFI   to boot from the recovery disks.

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Question: dv4 recovery disks

I made a recovery pendrive of my dv4-1580br in a sandisk cruzer edge 16gb and it occupied a 13gb, but now when I choose to boot it does not boot the pendrive !!! ??? And the system does not let me create another recovery media and now what do I do? My original 500gb hard disk is physically defective and I need to replace it and I want to reinstall the system in new hd, how do I create this again? How does a recovery program transfer the recovery image and does not send the boot to the usb flash disk, what is the logic? And because it only lets you create it once, and if the dvds or the flash drive give a problem and I can not reinstall the original system?why i am break this feature to create only once recovery, I need to make another usb flash disk and I can do recovery 10 times he will always say that a media has already been created once, I want to know where this information is in recovery and how can I change, I need urgently to create another usb boot  or set of dvds. wait for help  Marcelo - Brazil

Answer:dv4 recovery disks

The method as described in the following thread does work.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/This-is-how-to-make-a-2nd-set-of...

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I just purchased a set of recovery disks for a gateway NE56R41u.  The disks arrived today.  I follow the directions to boot from the System Disc first.  Then when it gets to the recovery screen, it tells me that it can only run from Legacy mode.  So I reboot, set it to Legacy mode, then try to boot from the System Disc again.  It sits there for a while, then it tells me "This recovery sustem can only be used on "UEFI" mode.  Please press "OK" to restart the system immediately. I am tired of this back and forth loop.  What needs to be changed so that I can get this system reloaded.  Any input will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks in advance. P.S.  I really despise Acer/Gateway not having a phone number that I can call to get support for an item that I just purchased (the discs, not the laptop).

Answer:Recovery Disks

you need to completly wipe your HDDhttp://www.partitionwizard.com/partition-wizard-bootable-cd.htmldownload the .iso filethen use a software to burn CD/DVD and burn the .iso fileonce done, set legacy on bios, put the CD/DVD on your desktop, boot from CDat the desktopselect your HDDright click on your HDD icon and choose delete all patitions and click on yes and then applyhttp://www.partitionwizard.com/help/delete-all-partitions.html#howto then exit and retry to boot from recovery media, remember to set UEFI   to boot from the recovery disks.

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So I kinda messed up.. I wanted to see if a clean install would be better than the standard configuration on my E420s. I thought that I could do a factory reset from the "Lenovo_Recovery" drive. But it seems like I should have burned the recovery disks before I formatted my E420s. I'm not quite sure what to do now. Can I get some recovery disks from Lenovo? Or from the store where I bought my notebook?













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Answer:Where to get recovery disks?

Hi jensenks,
 
You can buy them from lenovo:- http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=HT035659#purchase
 
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Question: Recovery disks

When I purchased my COMPAQ Presario, it did not come with any CDs but it gave specific instructions for creating the Recovery Discs.

I just purchased an ACER ASPIRE 5610Z - and it also did not come with any Program CDs. I am inquiring on whether creating a set of backup disks would actually be the same thing as creating a recovery disk.
 

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Does anyone know if lenovo sells restore disks for an T42 type 2373 sn l314A23?  Any help would be great thanks





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Answer:recovery disks for T42

Did you try to call Support. I think they do. try to call them..good luck

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I have R&R disks that worked for a t42 2373. I am trying to use them for a t43 2686.I used the boot disk and got into the recovery console but when I tried to start the recovery process, it errored out.Any idea? Would t42 disks work for t43?Thanks!

Answer:t42 recovery disks for t43?

Not a good idea, since T42 and T43 use different HALs, and the hardware itself is not as similar as most people believe.Even if you can force the install, you're likely to get BSODs in the future.Get a proper set of recovery media and enjoy that T43.

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Question: Recovery Disks

I burned a set of recovery disks when I bought the X201T and now I find they're unusable - asks me for a 'Final C' and none of the disks apparently is the correct one.I know I had a lot of problems burning it in the first place  - it hung like 5 times before I managed to get a set of disks out of it. I still have a copy of the recovery partition and can sling it back on, but that doesn't work either - it gives me a boot error when the Rescue and Recovery environment tells me it's booting into the recovery environment. I called Lenovo and they told me I'd have to buy the recovery disks. Am I going to have to do that? I had zero problems burning usable recovery disks out of all my VAIO's, why does Lenovo give me this much grief in everything software-related? <sigh>   

Answer:Recovery Disks

which version of the windows os are you using? If you are using the windows 7 OS, and can live without the recovery partition. Then you just download a generic windows 7 installation iso, and use that to install on your laptop. http://forum.notebookreview.com/windows-os-software/428068-legal-windows-7-download-links-just-like-...You can activate the installation using the Windows 7 serial number that is under the laptop.

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Question: Recovery Disks T43

I have problem with creating recovery disks on mu thinkPad T43, because i have accidentaly deleted some files required to create them  Is there a way to download the missing files? Or at least create the recovery disks? 

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I just used ThinkVantage Create Recovery Media to create recovery DVDs for my T61, which has about 27 GB of the hard drive in use.  It only took two DVDs, one for the startup disk and one for the recovery disk.  Does this sound right, or should there be more recovery disks? Thanks.

Answer:Recovery Disks

Hi frank_w,Welcome to the forum!Take a look at the proceeding thread:- http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/Difference-between-quot-Product-Recovery-Me...Hope it helps.





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I got a new HDD and I have installed Windows 8.1 through recovery disks I created but I need to know can I use these disks more than once.











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Answer:Can I use recovery disks more than once?

Hi, Yes you can, there's no limit to the number of times they can be used. Regards, DP-K

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Question: Recovery disks

I was wondering where I can find info on creating recovery disks?I have a 3000 K100 Desktop. Thanks.

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I,m having a huge problem finding xp recovery disks or downloads, anyone know where I can find one. I'm missing files from a virus. or does anyone know where i can download the corrupted files? Any help please.

Answer:xp recovery disks

System manufacturers...create/issue recovery disks. The website of such seems a logical start.

Louis

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Hi all,
I recently had to have my Win 8 OS restored by Toshiba as the recovery disks didn't work. They put on Win 8 although I had upgraded to Win 8.1. Therefore I had to load about 140 KB's, then upgrade to Win 8.1, then another 30 or so KB's, plus all the 3rd party s/w. A week later I'm still doing it!
 
If I make a new set of Recovery Disks now, will that be an 8.1 set and will all the KB's be included?  Is there a way to include the 3rd party s/w in a recovery set. I have considered an ISO copy but the computer tells me that will be about 38GB, so about 8 No DVD's. Although nothing like that amount of space has been used on the hard disk.
 
Looking at the disk using management it shows 2 Recovery partitions, but also shows they are 100% free, so have I got a useful and useable Recovery Partition?
 
Best wishes ... John

Answer:Recovery disks for Win 8.1

if the 2 Recovery partitions are empty you can use Disk Management to merge them in to one partition(may have hidden Recovery files on them)windows 8.1 still has Backup and Restore hidden away in (C:\Windows\System32\sdclt.exe run as admin)before backup run disk clean up to remove unwanted files

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Question: recovery disks

I had to replace my laptops HDD with that I lost my recovery windows which I believe was windows 8. How do I get recovery disks?

Answer:recovery disks

Hi: If you live in the USA/Canada, call HP at this number... 1-800-334-5144 Have the serial number of the PC handy to give to the customer services rep. 

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Question: Recovery disks

I bought this computer right before christmas. XP home

I tried to make the recovery disks, but it stalls on first disk. Not sure if it goes in a loop, or what. Have tried it a couple of times and just doesn't end first disk to go on.

Should I contact HP? Don't worry about the disks or what?

Gal
 

Answer:Recovery disks

Try another floppy disc.
Try formatting the floppy disc.
Try downloading the utlity again.
 

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