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Toshiba satellite booting to recovery partition

Question: Toshiba satellite booting to recovery partition

Hello all,
Question for you , i have a toshiba and when i turn it on it doesnt give me a splash screen it bots right into the recovery partition what can i do so i can get my splash screen back and hange boot device ? I cant even get into the BIOS.

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Preferred Solution: Toshiba satellite booting to recovery partition

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Answer: Toshiba satellite booting to recovery partition

Hold down the F2 key and then power-on the computer.

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My laptop is Satellite C55-A-1K6

In the past, i have deleted Toshiba System Recovery Partition by mistake when i install new OS to my laptop then i sent my laptop to Toshiba Service and they recrate standard partitions and send my laptop to me back.

I need to ask that question to you now;

When i open Disk Management in Computer Administration i see two partition that named Recovery. One of them is at the begining of the disk and it is 1 GB, other one is 11 GB and at the and of the disk. Which one is for Toshiba System Recovery?

On the other hand i have just created 3*4,5 GB Toshiba System Recovery DVD via Toshiba Recovery Media Creator . Instead of i have those dvds am i still need Recovery Partition to Recovery my laptop in the future?

Now, if i delete all partitions on the hdd now, can i still use Toshiba Recovery with these 3*4,5 GB DVD?


Answer:Satellite C55-A-1K6 - Which Partition is Important for Toshiba Recovery?

Original recovery image contains operating system, all necessary drivers, Toshiba specific tools and utilities, and of course some additional software so it cannot be 1GB only. 11GB partition is for recovery image.

> On the other hand i have just created 3*4,5 GB Toshiba System Recovery DVD via Toshiba >Recovery Media Creator . Instead of i have those dvds am i still need Recovery Partition to Recovery >my laptop in the future?
Generally speaking you don't need it anymore. Using your created recovery DVD you will be able to install original recovery image anytime you want. In case that HDD will be effective and exchanged with new one you can use these discs to install original recovery image.

Many people don't read user?s manuals and do not create recovery media. After some experiments they are surprised why HDD recovery image installation doesn't work anymore.

I hope some other Toshiba notebook owners will read this so here is original info from Toshiba recovery reminder:


+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 ... Read more

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What key strokes do I press to have the Toshiba Satellite A300 start the recovery partition?
On a Gateway PC you had to hold Alt+F10 then hit Esc and Alt+F10 again to access the recovery information on the HD without the CD's.
I don't have access to recovery CD's and I just want the laptop to boot from the recovery partition and restore the Windows Vista 32bit OS.
Your help would be appreciated!

Answer:Accessing the Recovery Partition on a Toshiba Satellite A300 Laptop


I hope this document will help you -


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I have a laptop that Toshiba Satellite C55A-1K6.

In the past i deleted Toshiba Recovery Partition by mistake and now i wanna ask the thing cause of that...

When i go to Disk Management in Windows 8 (that preinstalled by Toshiba on my laptop) i see four partitions...

The first partition is nearly 1 GB and i think its needed by Windows 8, then i see C and D for my Windows 8 and at the end there is a partition that is 11 Gb and it is hidden and it is not shown in My computer of Windows...

I have just created 3 * 4.5 GB Recovery DVD Set via Toshiba Rescue Media Creator and now if i delete all partitions on the hdd, can i use these DVD Medias to restore my laptop to its first state when i bought it or i still need Recovery Partition on the HDD instead of using Recovery DVd Medias?

If i delete all partitions on the hdd now, are these DVD Medias are enough to go back to first state standalone or not?

Sorry for my bad English and i hope describe the things in my head... :)


Answer:Satellite C55A-1K6 - Which partition is needed by Toshiba's System Recovery?

>in the past i deleted Toshiba Recovery Partition by mistake
This was really bad move since the recovery partition is necessary in order to create recovery disk or to recover the notebook using HDD recovery option.

>The first partition is nearly 1 GB and i think its needed by Windows 8,
That?s right.

> then i see C and D for my Windows 8
That?s right

> and at the end there is a partition that is 11 Gb and it is hidden and it is not shown in My computer of Windows.
This looks like the recovery partition. But I don?t understand why you said above that you have deleted the Toshiba recovery partition. Could you please clarify this statement?

>I have just created 3 * 4.5 GB Recovery DVD Set via Toshiba Rescue Media Creator and now if i delete all partitions on the hdd, can i use these DVD Medias to restore my laptop to its first state

The Recovery DVD set would format the HDD and would recreate all partitions once again.
The answer is: Yes, this will restore the notebook back to the state like at the first day of purchase.

By the way: i found other thread you created about the same theme:
Please follow one thread to avoid misunderstandings.

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I've got an old Toshiba Satellite P750 (PSAY1A-01Y022). I have just upgraded my memory from 4GB to 8GB, and am planning to upgrade my HDD from 500GB to 1TB. I have ordered the HDD online and am waiting for it to arrive.

I am still trying to figure out how to create the Toshiba Recovery Partition when my new HDD arrives. I am doing the same for an old notebook, which I have manged to get something similar to it's original factory state.

I have looked at the recovery partition but cannot figure out how it was created. It is not NTFS. Does anyone have any experience in creating a Toshiba Recovery Partition on a new HDD?

And help is much appreciated.

Thank you and kind regards,

Answer:Satellite P750 PSAY1A: how to create the Toshiba Recovery partition on new HDD

Recovery partition can be created when you use original Toshiba recovery disc and install recovery image. Before OS installation starts partitions will be created automatically, recovery image copied on recovery partition and then as last step recovery image installation will start.

Some kind of files migration from one to other HDD is not solution.

Only notebook with ?factory settings? will have well working and usable recovery partition.

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My HDD was almost unusable, it showed Unallocated Space (698 GB), so I had to use EaseUS recovery to recover those partitions, at least that worked and I successfully recovered my backup partition and TOSHIBA Recovery, but now It's not showing anymore as Healty (Recovery partition), all necessary recovery files are there, but the program shows no HDD Recovery area:

Answer:How to fix TOSHIBA Recovery partition ?

Here are some file contents:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<Run Phase="BasicReset_AfterImageApply">
<Run Phase="FactoryReset_AfterImageApply">


convert gpt
create partition primary size=1024
format quick fs=ntfs label="System"
set id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac
assign letter="T"
help... Read more

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1. My Toshiba Equium M40x-230 came with a recovery DVD.
2. The HDD had only one 80GB partition, but I have divided it into 2, so that I can keep my personal files in one (D: )

Would my recovery DVD allow me to keep the D: drive and only reinstall stuff in the C: drive?

I dont want to try it, just in case it proceeds with partition deletion!

Please advise.

Answer:Toshiba Recovery DVD and new partition


Yes, it will allow you to install OS on partition C. You must just use expert mode installation. On this forum you can find a lot of topics with description how to do this.

If you need help, write again.


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When I first got this product, before opening I thought that all the 500gb would go to the first partition, but then I saw that the recovery partition has half of the 500gb just for recovery which is unnessecery.

But I had no problem with this at the time, and used the recovery partition(after saving to a disk) for ubuntu so I could have a dual boot.

But now I've came to realise that the games I'm downloading are taking more and more room up on my C drive. The problem I have is that I can shrink my recovery partition and enlarge the C drive.

Does anyone know a work around?

Answer:Satellite Pro C660-225: Shrinking recovery partition englarge C partition

You will need an 3rd party software to shrink the recovery partition and to add the free space the existing C partition.
I would recommend you an freeware tool called Gparted

But before you would start doing this, create a recovery disk!
This is advisable in case you would try to set the notebook back to factory settings using such disk.

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I was led here by searching for away to get my Toshiba Satellite L355 working. During my search I saw THIS THREAD posted by DissatisfiedToshiba December 21, 2009 at 14:22:08 Pacific. I would like to know what can be done. There is no recovery partition and they want to charge me to fix it. What can be done?

Answer:Toshiba is horrible - no recovery partition

... when you purchased your "Toshiba satellite l355-s7835" did it not arrive with recovery media?... Toshiba do tend to supply them with new laptops or there should be an option to create recovery dvd's through the programs listing.... what exactly is the problem?.... Posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties

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I recovered my laptop using the "0" method and I changed the C partition size and I didnt know it was going to delete my other partitions.

Now I want to get back my D partition. Is that possible?

Answer:Missing Toshiba recovery partition

As far as I know something like this is not possible.
If you want to have old and original (factory settings) partitions structure including Toshiba recovery image you must install recovery image again.

I?m afraid using HDD recovery option it will not be possible anymore so only way to get it again is usage of recovery media (DVD or USB).

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Having problems with my Toshiba Satellite l30-11d running windows xp.

Recently my laptop froze up and I had to force shut it down using the power button. Afterward when trying to restart it wouldn't boot. Just a blank screen after the initial toshiba start screen. After leaving it for about 5mins with the blank screen it booted up XP normally. Which was fine, I could live with that but now it's not booting up at all after the initial toshiba start up screen.

Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated. Even just to let me now it's FUBAR.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite l30-11d not booting

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Hi, I just came across this site whilst searching for the impossible. Can anyone help, please. My old Toshiba satellite A30 that is used by my grandchildren was overheating, crashed and would not start up properly. I cleaned the machine then used Toshiba Recovery Discs 1 & 2 to reinstall. Cooling fan is now working well. XP started up satisfactorily. During the subsequent download over the web from Microsoft of XP update the machine crashed, leaving dark blank screen. N.B. It did NOT overheat again. Recovery Discs used again and XP opened after a few tries, BUT now the machine is very unstable - the screen sometimes goes blank during attempts to even move the curser with the touch pad. Using my little knowledge recovery can only be achieved by turning off and on again - then starting again but as soon as I try to do anything like getting on line - blank screen AGAIN. OK - so maybe I cooked the old machine when I left it so late to clean it and its now junk OR is there some simple thing I have missed??? Help for the aged machine and the old operator would be welcome. Thanks!!!

Answer:Toshiba satellite A30 not booting up

When you cleaned the computer, did you completely remove any of the heatsinks (metal blocks with groves)? If so you may need to re-apply some thermal paste to those devices.

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Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: <windows root> /system32/ntoskrnl.exe
Please re-install a copy of the above file.
That is the error it comes up with. It will not even boot up to Windows. There's not really much I can access with Windows not booting, so I'm VERY lost! Any ideas?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite not booting up!

Hi check.

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Just got a new P50 laptop.  Is there a recovery partition on these laptops? I don't see one. Also, I created recovery USB with Macrium Reflect but I can't seem to get it to boot...Any suggestions? Thanks!!

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  I have only ever had notebooks not ever even, a desktop, and then can you beleive it and starting with a T23, only ever had T series Thinkpads. Most recently and at the end of their line a T60 and T61p. Recently however I bought a ThinkPad T540P in a hurry and somewhat reluctantly because of the keyboard departure from the previous keyboard layout. But did so, no other reason than an upgrade was on the cards and I needed a webcam. True to what I had been led to expect, I do hate the keyboard compared to those in T60 and T61p, and the fact that the track pad is not centred. I cannot imagine what the engineers were thinking or how I am ever going to get used to it. Having said all of the above, I bought it new or refurbished with Windows 7. I can't remember. Coming from XP that was already a big leap for me which ultimately, I was glad to make. I did ultimately, however accept the live Windows 10 upgrade offer just to see what it was all about. But asI mentioned Windows 7 was already a leap for me and I am just not into iPads, tablets and this new type of OS. So I would like to restore the ThinkPad to Windows 7. Originally this model cam I think, with WIndows 8 but being refurbished, it came I think with a Windows 7 recovery partition.. But I cannot remember how to boot into it. If F11, could it be that the Windows 10 installation has messed with this and if so, how can I boot into the recovery partition? Thanks 

Answer:Booting into Recovery Partition

One thing you might consider before going backwards, is to use a nifty little free program that I use called Classic Shell to make your Windows 10 machine look like, and work like, a Windows XP, Vist or Windows 7 PC.    It is just downloaed and installed/uninstalled like any program, so if you decide you do not like it, you can just uninstall it later..  Classic Shell

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For the last two weeks, my HP Envy Desk Top has been freezing and crashing.  I have lost the CTRL+ALT+DLT function as well as the restore point function.  Every day I have a range of error messages ranging from Kernel-Power 41 (63) to a several drivers that are not functioning.  The computer runs perfectly in safe mode.  My computer came with Windows 7.  I have backed up my hard drive and would like instructions on how to boot from the recovery partition. Please advise. Thank you. Al

Answer:Booting From Recovery Partition

> I would like instructions on how to boot from the recovery partition. Turn the computer off.Turn the computer on.Immediately, repeatedly press one of the following: ESC, F1, F2, F10, F11, F12, DELETE, ENTER.The intent is to show a "Repair My System" menu, where you can choose to boot from the Recovery Partition. If you've pressed the "wrong" key, just repeat the whole process, choosing a different key. 

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Hi there,
My laptop is riddled with virus's majority have my services have been turned off and unable to start so its time to do a recovery!

The laptop is a MEDION akoya (MD96640)
The laptop has a recovery partition ive checked it for disk errors and bad sectors all seems fine but im having problems booting into it...
f12 selects a boot menu but the partition isn't listed just the 1 harddrive cd drive and a ethernet adapter

I have tried activating the partition by clicking manage on my computer with no luck
Ive just tried burning smart boot manager iso to a disc but it just returned saying "SBMK BAD" im stuck,
I read in one thread that hitting f10 brings it up but when i do this it says "edit windows boot options for : Microsoft Windows Vista" then /noexecute=optin
I Just called Medion who were incredibly rude and insisted the laptop came with a recovery disk and recovery partition.
Is my recovery partition corrupt?
Please help
Many thanks

Answer:Booting into Recovery partition

Hi from what I can see in this manual page 47 and 97 you need a recovery disc MEDION UK - Product information

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I need to know if I can only restore just the windows on my primary partition because I don?t want to format all my HDD.
In my second partition I have all my files saved and I don?t want to erase them.
Can someone please tell if I can do this?

Answer:Can i restore only one partition using the Toshiba recovery disk?

If you have Toshiba Vista recovery DVD then the whole HDD will be formatted and it?s not possible to restore the OS only on one partition.
Therefore you should backup the data always before using this disk

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I have accessed it before, but I cant do it again. I've tried holding 0 and F8 but nothing works. Here is something I posted somewhere else about my problem.
NOTE: I don't need to know what caused the problem, I just need to get into the hidden recovery partition.


I have a Toshiba NB205 Netbook. It came preinstalled with XP Service Pack 3. For some dumb reason, I decided I wanted to install Ubuntu Netbook Remix onto this computer (note: I just got this comp). Before installing it, I added some restore points. After that, I loaded Ubuntu onto a flash drive and booted from it. I installed it correctly AND made sure that I installed it on partition Z, the partition that I had made in preparation. It asked me numerous times If I wanted it to co exist with XP, and I said yes every time. So after installing Ubuntu, it booted up fine. And after checking it out, I decided it was stupid and non user friendly. So I started to boot up XP to delete the partition and reclaim the space. Not so. XP stopped about 75% through that first loading bar. A blue screen of death flashed onto the screen and quickly disappeared. Then the computer rebooted. Before launching windows (after selecting it over Ubuntu to boot), I was given the "Windows closed unexpectedly" screen. Here is what I got with the other boot options:

1. Boot in safe mode: some command script appeared, then the blue screen flashed, then the comp rebooted.

2. Safe Mode, Command Prompt: Same as 1

3. Saf... Read more

Answer:Toshiba NB205 Can't Acess Recovery Partition

If the Recovery Partition is damaged or missing, there is nothing you can do to restore it.

You would need to order a set of Recovery Discs from Toshiba. I found the contacts website for you:

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ok got a big issue, maybe someone can help me out on this.. anyways first of all the recovery partition is on the drive.. second it is as if not there.. or wont run due to me running a windows 8 disk (made from another pc trying to reset it.. although there was never the option to do so).. ive tried imagex and still no go.. maybe I did it wrong? or am I missing something entirely..
everytime I tried to access the recovery after by using 0 (zero) all I get is the BSOD.. ive been trying to see if there is a way to use cmd to force it to run possibly? or some other way?

btw its windows 8 x64 core


the recovery partition has all the drive files I believe, I can see them in regular windows.. just cant seem to get it to tie with boot

Answer:Toshiba C855D-S5320 recovery partition

How to make Toshiba Recovery disks.
Toshiba How-To: Create System Recovery Media DVDs on a Windows 8 Laptop - YouTube
Toshiba How-To: Understanding Windows 8 system recovery options - YouTube
Creating Recovery Media for Windows 8 - TOSHIBA FORUMS

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My Toshiba Satellite L455 is starting up showing the Toshiba welcome screen. Then it just goes black with a lone cursor in the top left corner and does nothing. I was hoping someone could help. I'm dying inside:cry

Answer:Toshiba Satellite L455 not booting

Protossforever777 said:

My Toshiba Satellite L455 is starting up showing the Toshiba welcome screen. Then it just goes black with a lone cursor in the top left corner and does nothing. I was hoping someone could help. I'm dying inside:cryClick to expand...

Could be a RAM issue, or any number of things. Can you boot to the BIOS and run any diagnostics like on memory or the HDD?

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My Toshiba Satellite M65 has been working well for years. This morning it won't boot up. I press the power button and the "power on" indicators light and the fan spins for about six seconds and then it powers off.

The AC adapter light stays lit and the battery indicator is lit a steady green. I removed the battery and same thing on AC only. I removed and reseated the memory cards. Did the same with the HD. Also removed all power and held the power button down for 15 seconds. Also tried booting from CD with HD uninstalled.

My first thought was that the HD had crashed. But I suspect the CMOS battery. Is that likely?


Answer:Toshiba Satellite powers off before booting

CMOS batter is not a likely cause until long after you have replaced the hard drive twice...
I suspect the hard drive or a memory module.
The Toshiba M65 came out in early 2005... and if you have had it for five years, your hard drive is likely worn out.
Open the case plate where the hard drive is stored, and tell us the brand and model of hard drive, memory configuration, and programs you are running.
You may still have a chance to recover data from the old hard drive by putting it into an external USB enclosure.... IF you do not make it worse by trying too many attempts to restart.
A new hard drive can be found at,,,,,,,, and many others for $50 to $80 depending on capacity and whether ATA or SATA drive ... the external USB enclosure will cost anywhere from $18 to $35 depending on brand and model.
If you do not have the Toshiba recovery disk set, you will have to order that from Toshiba... cost is about $35 including shipping.

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Good afternoon.

I have a Toshiba Satellite A300-276 and I need to format the laptop with a usb pen or external cd / dvd usb. Is it possible to boot through a usb device on this laptop?
I can not format the laptop with usb devices, my bios appears as follows: HD, FDD, CD / DVD, LAN and USB

Regards, thank you

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I'm trying to fix a laptop that recently stopped working for no apparent reason.

The screen doesn't turn on. When I leave the battery in and press power, everything (minus the display) fires up, then there is a loud beep, then after a (very) long pause it repeats (over and over). When I remove the battery and just start it with the AC adapter it turns on then almost immediately shuts off. I've tried jiggling the power cord, that doesn't appear to be the problem...

I've tried removing everything that's (easily) removable (cd-drive and harddrive - it has onboard system ram).

I've tried following the manual but I get to the part where it says to try an external display which I'm unable to as I don't have the wire for it (nor a tv that supports such). The manual doesn't mention the beeping.

Heres the manual: m40x.pdf

If anyone can find me the motherboard manual - that should help.


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I have a Toshiba Satellite A100 SK4 with French version of Windows XP SP2. A coupe of weeks ago I spilled some tea (no sugar) on the keyboard. Shut the power down, although it took me a few minutes longer to realize that the battery needed to be removed as well. Left the laptop turned upside down for three days to dry. After that it powered up OK but the keyboard was totally out of sync (typing other characters or not functioning at all). Removed and cleaned the keyboard - there were no visible signs of residue anywhere else. Reinstalled the keyboard but it was just as before.
Got a USB keyboard and was able to use the laptop for a couple of days. Then, suddenly it just will not power up. HDD is fine I have removed it and just backed everything up on a USB using another computer. Reinstalled HDD, F2 and F12 are working but it still doesn?t boot. Toshiba splash screen appears once in a while but mostly I get a dark screen with or without a cursor in the upper left corner and the LED indicator does not come on to indicate that the HDD is present.
Only once, after reinstalling the HDD did I get past the Toshiba screen and Windows, sent a couple of e-mails, deleted all photos, opened internet, got Skype and Net Viewer connected and working. Everything (except the keyboard) worked perfectly fine. Decided to close and try again. Windows updates were installing on exit. Computer shut down after install and will not power up again.
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Answer:Toshiba Satellite A100 SK4 not booting

STATUS UPDATE: managed to pass beyond the Toshiba splash screen by hitting F12 and forcing to boot from HDD. Desktop is up and all prgrams loaded. Running diagnistics from Assist Toshiba: all drives present and working fine. CD in the drive and playing. Go figure! But since I am afraid it will not power up again, I'll leave it on for the night. BTW I have removed the battery, it is too weak for the comupter to run on battery itself (amber light blinks) but when the AC in in the battery light goes blue.

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A while ago I was doing a software upgrade on my little brother's laptop (which runs Win. 7) and, of course, it had to reboot. However, it would not reboot and instead just stuck at a black screen. Suspecting a software issue I decided to pull out a handy flash drive, with Ubuntu installed, and plugged it into the laptop and attempted to boot from the flash drive. It didn't boot at all and instead just stayed at a black screen. This "black screen" was the same thing as before, it didn't even behave as if an OS was being booted. I later decided to try booting from a Windows 7 installation disk to no avail, same problem. I'm suspecting it to be a hardware problem (which is why I posted it in the "hardware" section of the forum) but it could be, though unlikely, hardware based. Does anybody know what may be wrong?
(if it helps, the laptop is a Toshiba Satellite U405D-S2852)

Answer:Toshiba Satellite U405D not booting

If it makes any sounds, like it is really booting and all you see is a black screen, something might be wrong with the video chip.
Attach an external monitor and see if you can get an image. (My laptop uses the F5 key to toggle the display). Check the icons on the function keys to see what key might turn the internal display off and on.

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I hope this post is in the right place.

Can I safely dual boot Linux and windows XP on a HP media center (m260n)? When I get to the partitioning screen for Ubuntu it looks like it will format the recovery partition along with the windows partition. It's a 120G drive with a 20G recovery partition, and Ubuntu wants to format 120G not just the 100G currently used by windows. Any suggestions?



Answer:Dual Booting on an HP with a recovery partition.

i don't think the recovery partition is necessary, but don't take my word for it. generally a linux dual boot with windows will work best if you make the windows partition first, install windows, then partition and format the remaining space for linux and install.

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Hi, I would like to install XP on a new 7 computer on a partition. I've created a partition, labeled it F: (F Disk), and tried to boot from my XP installation CD. After a few minutes of configuring, it says there was an error, etc. Run chkdsk /F and a bit more, but it looks like unimportant information.

It's a new computer, so I don't think there's a problem with the disk, but what else could be doing this?

Or is there something physically different in a hard disk that runs 7 versus one that runs XP and XP can't install on it?


Answer:XP on Partition: Toshiba Satellite

Hello Dabrowski, welcome to Seven Forums!

Just so you'll know you'll have to have either a Windows 7 install disk or a repair disk to get Windows 7 booting again if you install XP second after W 7 is installed.

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Talk about confusing. Does anyone know how to get a Toshiba C660 working after the HDD has failed and the owner has stupidly NOT followed the instructions to make a recovery disk. Will the recovery disk ( if you purchase one from Toshiba ) rebuild the new HDD along with a new recovery partition and install windows 7 (original OS ) and accept the product key printed on the Windows License attached to the base of the laptop. I have read a number of suggestions but these have been deemed incorrect by others.

Surely Toshiba must have a way of sorting this problem.

Do they read these posts ?

Answer:Satellite L660-12Q - Would recovery disk rebuild the new HDD along with a new recovery partition

Hi buddy?

I don?t think that this is really complicated? I could find all info regarding the recovery procedure in the user manual?

The recovery disk has to be created at the first day of purchase? its recommended to create one in cases something would be wrong with the HDD.

The recovery disk contain an image?. Image is a package containing Win system, drivers, tools and all the stuff preinstalled on the notebook.
You purchased the notebook and the system was already activated so you don?t need the key placed at the bottom of the unit.
Furthermore the usage of recovery disk formats the whole HDD (partitions too) and set the notebook back to the same state like at the first day of purchase.

There is also another option to recover the notebook called HDD recovery. This HDD recovery does not need recovery disk. Usage of HDD recovery would format ONLY the C (system) partition.

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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?


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:

+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+
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I recently bought a Satellite Pro L850-1UJ with Windows 8

I've created a new partition (so i could use it as data room)
i.e. C: the windows system AND Z: my data

after that, i could NOT use the RECOVERY MEDIA CREATOR to create the recovery dvds
BUT the partition still exists and i can see the inside files from windows

IS IT a way to extract the files from the recovery partition or any other clue how i could fix the partition scheme so the RECOVERY MEDIA CREATOR could recognize it

Many thanks for your time...

Answer:Satellite Pro L850-1UJ: How create recovery DVDs from recovery partition

After changing HDD partitions structure it happens that ?Toshiba recovery media creator? cannot find recovery files. These files are marked with special markers that in your case cannot be found anymore.

I?m afraid now is too late to do or change anything. You are not the first one with this problem. We always write here that first step should be recovery media creation and later you can do whatever you want. You can even delete it.

Now you can just order new recovery disc at

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Hello, I've used the recovery media creator to create a USB flash drive recovery media.

If i then use that to restore the Windows 7 installation onto a new hard drive (as SSD) will that drive itself have the recovery media partition on it?

So if I then lose the USB stick could I restore again by holding down zero when powering on?

Or does it recover the Windows partition and nothing more?

Thank you

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The Vista hm prem I have is on a Toshiba (new) laptop recovery disk. I guess that's an image of the factory installation of Vista installation & ALL apps they loaded (not Vista installation disk)? Lots of other (bloat) software was installed.

I want to:
1) decrease size of C: w/ only Vista (to extent possible) on C:
2) create other partitions for apps, etc.

I can use the windows disk mgmt tool to shrink partition Vista's on, but least amt is 58 GB, even w/o paging file. Like to get it to 35 or 40GB for Vista. Maybe if I turned off System Restore? There's a partition shown BEFORE C:, that's called Healthy(EISA Config.) of 1.46GB size.

Anyone w/ experience using recent computer mfg (like Toshiba) recovery disks for Vista, and what I can expect as far as having ANY control over process & sizing the partition? There's plenty of free space on the HDD w/ the factory installation. Haven't (yet) gone through the re-install / restore process, but the initial setup screen (Toshiba branded) only gives 2 choices:

INSTALL APPLICATIONS & DRIVERS - this is to select one or more apps or drivers to install.

Restore the Original Default System Install - descrip says: "Restores all default software, drivers & settings. The hard disk is partitioned & formatted & the orig default preinstall is restored. ALL FILES WILL BE DELETED!"
[NOTE: it says, "disk IS partitioned", not that you'll be ABLE to partition it. As ... Read more

Answer:Using Toshiba recovery disk_changing Vista partition size

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Hi all,

I deleted my recovery partition before realising it was the recovery partition.
That 11.26GB unallocated was the recovery partition.

I was installing Ubuntu as a dual boot, and wanted to install it on its own partition. But I already had 4 primary partitions (the 1.46GB bootable recovery partition, C:, E: and the 11.26GB partition with the recovery files). So i shrunk C:, deleted the 11.26GB partiton and created the new primary partition. I later discovered it had the recovery files.

Ubuntu installation needed some other partitions and it must've converted E: to a logical drive.

I have installed the MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition v7.5
The results of a full quick scan:
Double clicking the HHDRECOVERY partition (unallocated space) shows the recovery files:
However, doing a full scan of the unallocated space also shows a small partition labeled "Boot":
Double clicking that drive shows the following:
However, that folder does not appear to contain any files. There was a [+] to the left of the folder, but clicking it just made it disappear since there was nothing to show. I'm not sure if I can just ignore this tiny section or not.

I am just wondering if anyone has any recommendations on how I should proceed. I have not ever attempted partition recovery or used this program before and feel like I only have one shot at this and don't want to screw it up, if it is even possible.

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Answer:Advice on fixing deleted recovery partition [Toshiba]

You can try restoring the HDD Recovery partition using PW Partition Recovery Wizard, but it may have lost its hotlink to run at boot or even from Win7 if you're still running the Factory Preinstall.
Partition Wizard Partition Recovery Wizard - Video Help.

But most tech enthusiasts won't even run the bloated factory preinstall, preferring to get the vastly superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 following the steps in the link to get a perfect reinstall. If you do this you can back up your files (as you should have already) delete all partitions, even follow the recommended steps to Dual Boot Ubuntu - EasyBCD - NeoSmart Technologies Wiki.

However the safest method for Dual Booting is always on separate HD's, unplugging the other HD during install to boot only via the BIOS Boot Menu key.

Let us know how it goes, as we will see you through it.

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my M40 sometimes stops booting after the Toshiba Screen. It stops and all I can see is the flashing cursor. No Error-Message or something else and normal booting from HDD. Booting from CD (eg. Knoppix) works. This problem only occurs sometimes and isn?t traceable for me.

Best Regards

Answer:Satellite M40 - 129 stops booting after Toshiba Screen

Hi Spoony

Unfortunately on this way it is not easy to say why this happen. Every user has individual OS configuration and we don?t know how your OS is configured.

Can you start OS in ?safe mode?? If yes check a little bit what the problem can be. If there is nothing that you can do I recommend you to save all your data and preinstall unit using recovery media. If you do this I also recommend you to create two partitions.

Don?t compare WXP and Linux booting procedure. Like you know Knoppix uses just RAM and not HDD for running.

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Toshiba Satellite 1115-S103 not booting at all - totally stumped - any ideas welcomed

Hi everyone,
I left my Toshiba Satellite 115-S103 with the Norton Antivirus running when I left the house. I came back and it had completed and said there was no viruses. I didn't touch the laptop, I just went to bed. When I got up the next day the computer wouldn't come back to life, so I killed the power and tried to restart it. It wouldn't boot at all. No HDD activity at all. About an hour later, after I had just left it alone, I tried and it booted up fine. Then I restarted to see if the problem had solved itself, and it wouldn't boot. Awhile later I booted it and it didn't get into windows, it stopped at this screen.

Phoenix BIOS 4.0 Release 6.0
opyright 1985-2001 Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
All Rights Reserved
BTK0 BIOS Version V1.20
CPU = Mobile Intel (R) Celreon (R) CPU 1.50 GHz
512M System RAM Passed
256K Cache SRAM Passed
System BIOS shadowed
Video BIOS shadowed
Fixed Disk 0: IC25N020ATCS04-0
Mouse initialized
Resource Conflict - Allocation error static node #0D
Press <F!> to resume, <F2> to Setup

Press [F2] for Setup, Press [F12] for boot device selection menu

Then the computer froze and I couldn't get passed this screen, so I restarted and had the same problem of it not booting at all.
A while later I got into Windows, (just tried booting and it worked fine), ... Read more

Answer:Toshiba Satellite 1115-S103 not booting at all


I noticed it starred out part of my message there, those stars are * * * * in the error message.

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Hello! I'm having a problem with my toshiba satellite l300. Whenever I try to boot in from a cd or a USB it says "boot error" or has a black screen with a tiny cursor in the corner and that's when the bios is set to boot from hdd. One time it popped up with Ubuntu not being found??? Here is the link: ImageShack® - Online Photo and Video Hosting which was why I was trying to boot from a USB or a disk. The only thing I can access is the bios menu and the toshiba logo still loads up! These are my bios menus: ImageShack® - Online Photo and Video Hosting ImageShack® - Online Photo and Video Hosting ImageShack® - Online Photo and Video Hosting
One of my friends suggested that it was a possible MBR (master boot record) problem and another one suggested that heat could be the source of the problem. So when I put 2 together I came up with possibly the hard drive failing in general and getting overheated, but the hard drive still shows in my bios menu!! So I'm a little bit puzzled by the whole thing in general. My computer is 4/5 years old. I tried booting to the computer once with one of the old xp disks lying around and it came up with this message ImageShack® - Online Photo and Video Hosting . I tried my manufacture disk and before I had these booting problems it worked fine until I found out it wasn't genuine anymore!! Don't know if this is much help but the pc was rebuilt last year via my my dads disk and he can't seem to find his disk ... Read more

Answer:Problems booting toshiba satellite l300

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Hi There !..
I have
Toshiba Satellite S2410-303 Notebook
P4 1700/256/30G/15XT/DCW/LM
and got windowsXP home.
I am using my notebook without networking.
When I push power on the notebook, it is
not starting windowsXP. I have just see "In Touch with tomorrow with TOSHIBA"
red logo message and then getting this message;
Intel(R) Boot Agent Version 4.1.06
Copyright (C) 1997-2002,Intel Corporation

Client Mac ADDR: 00 00 39 xx xx 8B GUID: 4DB01E00 4069 19D3 8041 CAD5A2535xxx
PXE-E53: No boot filename received

PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent
Insert system disk in drive.
Press any key when ready..
After 7-9 times shutdown and try to open it with power button windowsXP is starting but 7-9 times I turn the notebook on and off.
So what's wrong please advise
What is the problem please help...
thank you very much

[Edited by: admin on 16-Nov-04 08:27]

Answer:Toshiba Satellite S2410-303 is not BOOTING problem

Hi uygur,

at first I had thought about your problem that your notebook wants to boot over LAN.

Check the BIOS, could be entered with pushing ESC key when the red TOSHIBA logo is shown, entry about boot order (First Boot Device).

I think on your PC is the First Boot Device setted to LAN.

Try this and keep me posted!


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I have toshiba satellite M55-S331 laptop. Yesterday it suddenly went of while carrying the laptop from my desk to living room. Since then whenever I tried to boot that, it is not getting started. Light goes on for 5-6 secs, fan get started, but after that every thing goes off. If someone have faced this problem or have any idea what is it then please do let me know. Thanks in advance.

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I have toshiba satellite M55-S331 laptop. Yesterday it suddenly went of while carrying the laptop from my desk to living room. Since then whenever I tried to boot that, it is not getting started. Light goes on for 5-6 secs, fan get started, but after that every thing goes off. If someone have faced this problem or have any idea what is it then please do let me know. Thanks in advance.

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If this is in the wrong forum, please move. I thought BIOS would be considered software.

Title pretty much says it. Toshiba Satellite C675-S7103 bought brand new from Best Buy almost 2 years ago, it worked great and ran great til about 4 months ago the hard drive went out on me. Just got the replacement in for Christmas, popped it in, and since the only other comp in the house has a bad burner I had to do a USB/SD card setup. I have done this, (on this laptop and many others) many times before and it's always worked smooth. Format the iso, copy the setup yadayadayada. However with the new hard drive in, it is not letting me boot from the USB. I have the option to boot from the USB, but it lists nothing. I can hit F12 on startup and I can see a blank field next to USB: but in the BIOS, USB is not even listed. In my other laptop, it reads as a bootable flash drive but apparently its missing something in this one. Ive got nothing else plugged into it, no cd in the drive, and burning a recovery disk is not an option because as stated my burner is no good and fails instantly. If it helps, the HDD is brand new and completely blank ATM. Any help is appreciated, here are the specs

Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc.
System Time [03:01:58]
System Date [12/26/2012]
CPU Type: Intel(R)
Pentium(R) CPU
Total Memory Size: 4096 MB
Sy... Read more

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Laptop Not Booting Windows 7 from USB.

Did you replace the laptop, or just the hard drive? It is possible that the USB was erased, or overwritten. If your existing unit still has a working DVD drive, why not just use the Windows 7 Recovery disc that you made, when you got your unit, or did you not make one?

Also, go into the bios, not just press f12, to check the boot settings for that machine you are working on.

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When I press the power button, it shows "no bootable device-Please restart system".
Your pc ran into a problem and needs to restart.
1] I changed the Boot order to boot Knoppix but then I get:
"Boot Failure: a proper digital signature was not found. One of the files on the selected boot device was rejected by the secure boot feature"
then the laptop shuts down.
2] I also see the options to go into safe mode but it doesn't work and the system restarts itself.
3] I tried doing a factory recovery by holding down the 0 key as it suggests here:
but that does not work with the system restarting itslef.
4] Now I am seeing:
Repairing disk errors. This might take over an hour to complete"
If the above no.4 does not work, I am thinking I can try running a chkdsk but how can I do so from outside of windows? BTW, I am now sometimes hearing a "clicking" noise every now and then, I am guessing this is coming from the HDD while the system is trying to repair it?
BTW, I am now sometimes hearing a "clicking" noise every now and then, I am guessing this is coming from the HDD while the system is trying to repair it?
BTW, I am now sometimes hearing a "clicking" noise every now and then, I am guessing this is coming from the HDD while the system is trying to repair it?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite win8 booting problem?

The repair did not work, it restarted itself after showing another error message then shows now "Diagnosing your pc"

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it also says unmountable_boot_volume technical information: *** STOP: 0x000000ED (0x82F7F520,0xC0000006,0x00000000,0x00000000) very much appriciate any help

Answer:i need help toshiba satellite 5205-s705 keeps re-booting

Welcome to TSF

Sounds like a bad hard drive

Find the manufacturer of your hard drive and run their Hard Drive Diagnostics Utility. or your system may have a diagnostic utility on a separate partition.

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Hi there,               I might have unique problem here. I own a X61 Tablet (7764CTO). It came with a factory installed version of XP Tablet. I recently installed Vista 64-bit on it. I checked the disk management and the Recovery partition still exists on it but for some reason I can't access it when I hit the F11 or the Thinkvantage Button. I think installing the Vista 64 might have corrupted the boot loader for the hidden recovery partition. Is there any way I can access it? thanks for your help in advance. 

Answer:Booting Recovery Partition in Vista 64bit

Did you completely purge/format the HD before you installed Vista including all partitions (hidden or not hidden)?

Full disclosure: Not a Lenovo employee, just someone with a X61 running Win XP SP2

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OK so I have never seen this question and I have been trying to fix it for about 10 hours which is ridiculous considering I can usually fix almost anything myself. I'll start of by saying this is for My Acer 6920G laptop and that Acers have a different recovery mode then other brands.

Here is what I did. I had a lot of unknown space on my hard drive that was being used and I could get it back without reformatting. Anyways I backed everything up that I needed as always and then went through Acer recovery mode and that was great. After 30 minutes the process was done and I installed AVG first and then proceeded online to do my windows updates as I usually would when I restart fresh. Now the problem started when it required me to restart once they were all done. I did that and there my problem was it booted me into Acer Recover not thinking I tried that and it of coarse wont work because it set my booting partition to C which is normal but C is now a 10Gb Recovery section and D is where my OS is. The Acer recovery will not work now and that is fine because I don't need to use it to solve my problem. So with that said I made a Vista boot disk and through the load driver function I can access as far as properties for the PQService( C: ), ACER( D: ), and Boot( X: ) so I haven't seen anything yet but does anyone know if there is a way to switch the boot partition. It will be awesome if someone can help me because Acer them self will not help me as they either want me... Read more

Answer:Switching Booting Partition While In Recovery Mode?

No one at all knows how to change partitions from where I'm at right now? I really need my laptop for work.

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While messing around with win7 and xp (from the vista that was pre-installed on my system) I've managed to make my computer unbootable.

I made recovery discs when I first got my computer, but I left them at my parents' house ... which happens to be on the other side of the world (literally).

However, I also kept the "recovery partition" intact, I was hoping I could somehow boot off that, but I don't know how.
I've tried holding down the zero, F2, F8 ... any other ideas?

Otherwise, is there another way I do it from a live CD? (like the one I'm currently using to write this message)


Answer:System is not booting, how to access recovery partition?

Unfortunately you will not be able to access recovery files. It can be done if notebook has ?factory settings? only. You use ?modified? system with two operating systems. If you want to have ?factory settings? again you can have it with usage of recovery disc only.

I don?t know how long it takes but maybe you should contact your parents and ask if they can send you recovery disc as soon as possible.

Other way you need to use Microsoft installation disc for clean OS installation. It can be also good solution for few days until you wait for original disc.

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This might get a little long-winded but I want to give you guys as much information as possible.

I have a Dell Inspirion 1525 Laptop running Windows Vista Home Premium 32. The computer was working fine perfectly until Friday night and then it just would not boot anymore. If I just turn the power button on and let it ride it will take you to the boot options menu and if it times out it will try to boot normal but will get hung up on a black blank screen. Here is what I have tried so far.

Attempt 1 - Safe Mode
Result - System Hangs on Black Screen

Attempt 2 - Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Result - System Hangs on Black Screen

Attempt 3 - Recovery Mode
Result - System Hangs on Black Screen

Attempt 4 - Shift and F11 - Dell Recovery Partition
Result - System boots the recovery partition and it takes forever, about 10 minutes, and then gets stuck with a box saying something along the lines of "Application failed to find COMDLG32.dll. Try reinstalling the program to resolve the problem."

Attempt 5 - Download and Burn Vista Recovery Disk ISO
Result - CD Boots and I actually got this thing to work. Got to the point where you had to select your OS, and my OS wasn't listed so I just hit OK, and then selected Startup Repair. Computer ran for about an hour and did find an error and then when it checked its own work it was good to go. Upon reboot, it still did not boot up and then would not boot into the recovery disk anymore.

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Answer:System Hangs when Booting Recovery Partition

Hi LT1FirebirdSLp

Run chkdsk.

Check Disk - chkdsk

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ok so i have this toshiba satellite a40 that needs to be reinstalled but i no longer have the recovery disks. Is there a hidden partition on the driver for back-up if so how do i get the computer to recover to factory defualts?2.70 GHz processor 512 mb ram40 GB hdd

Answer:Toshiba Satellite a40 back-up partition

Contact Toshiba with a Model and Serial #...They will send out new discs...normally for just the cost of shipping.

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Dear all,

I delete all data in C:\ drive and I do a format c:\

I don't create a Recovery CD, and now I can't restore with F8, but I show that I have a recovery partition on D:\ drive.

Please, how can I restore it ?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Best regards,


Answer:Satellite C670 - formatted C:\ and no Recovery CD but recovery partition


Maybe this thread about a similar theme would be useful for you:

If this is not helpful or if you will not be able to recover the notebook using the method mentioned there, then you will need to order the recover disk from here:

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Hi, I need some assistance, i have this ultrabook so i deleted recovery partition did not format it, then i recovered it but now when i press 8 and all the options come to live the recovery wizard does not see the recovery partition like it use 2 and so it cant boot the toshiba recovery wizard thingy.

So when i want to put my system back to the factory settings i cant. There must be a way to astablisch the link with the partition and the wizard again. Plz help.

Also this may be of help. Back in the day pressing my computer only showed a c drive and now the recovery hdd partition is visible there 2. so maybe i need to boot it by making it active or something? im afraid to do that without advise becouse after maybe i cant use the pc again who knows. So yea plz help i just want to be able to set my system back to default again easy peasy lemon squuizy. thx

Answer:Deleted recovery partition but recovered it - Toshiba Portege Z830

> There must be a way to astablisch the link with the partition and the wizard again.
Unfortunately this is not possible. It works with ?factory settings? only and if you delete or format something related to recovery partition you will not have access anymore.

I presume you didn?t create recovery USB stick, right?
All you can do now is to order recovery disc on and install it using external ODD.

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laptop doesn't boot anymore. When inserting a w8-dvd to do a fabrieksherstel (factory recovery) i get this message.

+Fabrieksherstel kan niet worden uitgevoerd. Een vereiste stationspartitie ontbreekt.+

+Factory recovery doesn't work. A necessary partition of a station is missing.+

Can someone help me what to do please?

Answer:Toshiba factory recovery doesn't work - missing partition

Wait a moment. Which notebook model do you have?
Have you created this recovery Win8 disc?

Can you start preinstalled operating system?

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I have a *Toshiba Satelite P200*.

Norton expired recently, within hours of expiry I seemed to get a Trojan. I think it is W32/IRCbot.worm (Its a slightly educated guess!) because it seems to be popping up again.
It also caused my computer to reboot, as in the virus description.

I got the recovery discs and tried recovery but was given this error when the partition was initialising:
*ERROR: 08-0E89-000*
Partition creation failed.

I then tried a complete erase with the TOSHIBA recovery discs, it took 18 or so hours, but ended with the same error message as above.

I have no importiant data (have transfered everything to external), and would like to start from scratch. I would love you long time if any-one could suggest anything.

Answer:Toshiba Recovery - Partition creation failed on Satelite P200

To make clean OS installation with recovery media is not problematic and you cannot do anything wrong. I recommend you to make small test and install OS without creating any partition. Start recovery procedure, choose language and just continue without using SETUP button.

Please can you report if the recovery procedure ends properly?

To be honest if you cannot install OS using recovery DVD disc there is no much to do and you must clarify this with authorized service provider in your country. Either they will test it with other disc or test it with new HDD. I do not see other solution there.

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This has been an ongoing problem I've been having, but has become more and more frequent lately. At first, I thought it might be due to the BIOS, so I flashed the new BIOS, still nothing. Then I contemplated heat being the problem (as sometimes it crashes after it's been on for quite some time; 1 day or more), so I removed the battery and propped up the rear of the laptop to get more cooling. That didn't help.
Now, I'm wondering if it's the motherboard itself that is overheating causing the laptop to crash after being on for an excessive amount of time.
When the laptop boots after being off for a day or so, it will boot up initially. However, after I restart it immediately after booting into the OS (Windows 7), it will crash even before getting to the Windows 7 Logo.
I'll have to unplug the power cord, remove the battery (when it's installed) and hold down the power button for 30 seconds each and every time I need it to reboot, and even sometimes that doesn't work.
Recently, I did a fresh install of Windows 7 32 bit.
About a year and a half ago I put in more RAM (the specific kind and not too much where the computer couldn't read it) which I bought from NewEgg. I have a total of 3 GB.
The screen is not black when the laptop starts, so I know it's not the famed video driver that gets out of date. It's something else; either software or hardware component(s) that's not allowing the computer to boot.

Any information that is needed I'll provide of course.
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Answer:Toshiba Satellite P205D-S7438 Crashes While Booting

If you're getting a BSOD from even the installation disc environment, then you have hardware failure for sure. The two oddball WHEA errors I'm seeing from the crashdumps also are conducive of some serious problems.

Because this is an OEM laptop, you unfortunately have very limited options for replacement parts. I sincerely doubt we're dealing with disk failure here, so you can rule that out. As for memory, you said you added memory but never removed existing memory. You should remove the old memory and sit the new memory in the first slot(s) and see if things stabilize. If they do, lucky you, it's just that bad old stick of RAM. Otherwise if problems persist, it's time to start looking for a new laptop.

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It all began when i was using my laptop and the screen suddenly went black for no apparent reason. it didn't look the screen turned off because it was still lit up. The next day when i was booting up my computer the same thing happened, but it happened while i was booting up. So I held down the power button to shut down and turned it on again but this time nothing came up on the screen.I doubt it's a hardware issue as the screen sometimes shows up, even if i don't move the laptop an inch. But each time the screen still turns it self off.After some googling I found this post which was somewhat similar to my problem but im not too sure.Any help would be much appreciated

Answer:Black screen while booting Toshiba Satellite L500D

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I was given a Toshiba Satellite Pro A120 to fix - the sound wasn't working.
I installed the latest drivers and checked all the usual and it didn't work, so I thought it might be a hardware issue.
I unscrewed the laptop and looked around - it all looked fine, but I clearly did something wrong.
When I put it back together, when booting from the hard drive in normal or safe mode (windows xp installed), I got a BSOD with a REGISTRY_ERROR message and when I tried booting from a Windows XP cd, I got a BSOD with a SESSION3_INITIALIZATION_FAILED message.
I thought I might have left a cable a tiny bit loose, so unscrewed it again, checked all the cables and now, it won't turn on at all. The lights on the front of the laptop are lit for the AC power and the battery. When I turn it on, the power and hard drive lights light up for half a second, then all four go off and then the AC and battery ones come back on.
Any ideas anyone?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Pro A120 Laptop was BSOD, now not even booting

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Hey everyone,

I have spent hours scouring the Internet to see if anyone has had a similar problem, and found nothing.

When I turn on my laptop, I hear the fan start up and the screen boots to the Toshiba loading screen - and stays there.

I have tried a power drain and trying to bring up a menu with F8, but neither worked.

Because I did not hear the usual hard drive noise I assume there is a problem with the HD. Can anyone suggest what to try? If the hard drive is out I don't know if a system restore disk or USB would work. I also read that I might try removing the RAM but I'm not sure how that would help.

I bought my computer in the USA but live in France now, so sending it back to the USA for repair would be very costly. I also left my warranty info and recovery disk in the USA like a fool. I will be back for the holidays but that is a long time to go without my computer!

Any ideas would be much appreciated.


Answer:Satellite P500 is not booting - stops at Toshiba screen

This is not conclusive of HDD failure but can you access the Bios and see a HDD?

Can you boot from your system recovery cd? - It should enable you to check if the hdd is visible.

A new 2.5" hdd is not expensive (doesn't need to be Toshiba) and takes 5mins to install.

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OK so I have never seen this question and I have been trying to fix it for about 10 hours which is ridiculous considering I can usually fix almost anything myself. I'll start of by saying this is for My Acer 6920G laptop and that Acers have a different recovery mode then other brands.

Here is what I did. I had a lot of unknown space on my hard drive that was being used and I could get it back without reformatting. Anyways I backed everything up that I needed as always and then went through Acer recovery mode and that was great. After 30 minutes the process was done and I installed AVG first and then proceeded online to do my windows updates as I usually would when I restart fresh. Now the problem started when it required me to restart once they were all done. I did that and there my problem was it booted me into Acer Recover not thinking I tried that and it of coarse wont work because it set my booting partition to C which is normal but C is now a 10Gb Recovery section and D is where my OS is. The Acer recovery will not work now and that is fine because I don't need to use it to solve my problem. So with that said I made a Vista boot disk and through the load driver function I can access as far as properties for the PQService( C: ), ACER( D: ), and Boot( X: ) so I haven't seen anything yet but does anyone know if there is a way to switch the boot partition. It will be awesome if someone can help me because Acer them self will not help me as they either want me to pay a rid... Read more

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Hi all

Please can someone help?

We own a Toshiba Satalite laptop with 500gb HD. Today whilst trying to download a file I had a warning message saying no disc space left!!!!

Confused by this I looked at the computer spec to notice 2 drives, C & D. I am no IT expert but think I'm correct its actually only I disc but partitioned into 2 drives, hence giving me C / D drives.

Here's where I am lost though! The C drive is almost full yet the D drive has only the original HDD recovery made when we 1st had the laptop, & is almost empty ( 240 odd gb left! )

Why is nothing on the D drive and to free up space on the C drive, how can I transfer various items from C to D? Do I simply copy - paste then delete from C or is it more complicated? Also, if I wanted to download straight to the D drive is this possible & if so, how is this carried out?

Hope some of you don't think the above is a bit dumb to ask but I really don't know what to look for and how to solve our usage problem other than asking for your help!

Many thanks in advance

Mark from Hereford, Uk

Answer:Why does my Toshiba Satellite hard drive have a second partition?

Honestly I'm kind of confused, but I'll try anyways... So you're 500GB HD is partitioned into 2 240GB partitions, correct? If this is the case the 1st one that is full is the partition where windows is located on, and is set to automatically save you're files to that partition. What you can do is move you're large files onto the D partition to make use of that space.

It can be a simple as copy/pasting you're files into that drive, or you can also set it to route anything saved to a certain file to the 2nd partition. For example, my "Downloads" folder automatically saves to my Data partition on my PC. Do do this simply go to whatever file it happens to be, right-click, properties, location, and from there click move and choose the 2nd partition. Hope this helps.

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I have a satellite notebook and I recently installed 3 programmes and I was asked to restart. On restarting, the Toshiba logo appears and then the screen goes blank, it does not load any further. The HDD is not running but power is on. Thank you

Answer:Booting issue on my Satellite - black screen after Toshiba logo


And which programs have you installed?

Can you start the unit in safe mode?

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Hello friends ,i bought two ideapad y430 notebooks, on one of them i have acciidently deleted the recovery partition(and could'nt made the backup dvds) so i lost my original windows vista . can i make the bacup dvds of second notebook i have purchased and install it on first one.actually i tried using this mehod few ties but it  returns the error which says partition size is two smallthen i made it same as i recieved from company but in vain plz hel if  any other solution to get bck my vista currently i am using windows xp on the machine in discussion. 

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I need to reinstal XP HOME on a Toshiba satellite SA50-106 laptop but i want 2 partition i have to understand the lionk arbow but it dos not work for me please help me ? my toshiba and windowsxp is in danish but i am quit good to translate from danbisk to english and the other way !

Answer:How to make partition on a Toshiba satellite SA50-106 laptop


As far as I know the installation procedure is the same on all Toshiba notebook models and please tries to do it exactly like Quad has described it.

I have done this several times and it works well. Put your recovery CD or DVD into DVD drive. Start the notebook and hold down the ?C? button. In a few seconds you will see the start menu.

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My Satellite L655-178 comes with EFI enabled Insyde H2O Bios. Apparently this BIOS needs access to the HDD before booting up Windows. Does anyone know in what partition this pre-boot HDD access occurs?

My laptop has 3 partitions on a 500GB HDD
- 400MB Hidden Partition (without drive letter allocated)
- C: Windows Partition
- D: Data Partition (with HDD recovery)

My guess is that the Insyde H2O Bios accesses the 400MB hidden partition pre-boot?

Am I correct?

Thanks :)

Answer:Satellite L655-178 - What partition will be accessed for booting?


Your question is interesting but may I ask you why it?s important? Any serious errors on your notebook?

Well, first of all you should know that the 400MB hidden partition is not the boot partition. It contains only files for Windows Recovery Environment and will not be accessed during booting I think. Just read this article:

As you can see, it?s a Windows feature and has nothing to do with Toshiba.

Anyway, for booting the C: partition will be accessed because on that partition Windows is installed. That?s all!

But before Windows boots, the BIOS searches for internal HDD but there is no access to any data of it. The BIOS just check if an internal HDD is installed and it makes no difference what partitions you have on it.

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I have this laptop with 3 Partitions
The main partition got corrupted and apparently wiped so all windows folders have been deleted and a low level format carried out
I still have the recovery sector
Just wondering how to reinstall it back onto the main partition
I tried F8 and it took me to a screen to choose language but after that it said "You must log in to access system recovery options"
I guess user data has been wiped from the main partition ?
Are there any other keys to press on startup to access the Recovery partition ?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Recovery

Look at the boot screen when you start the computer up - that's the one with the Toshiba logo all over it - and you should see commands like 'Press 'Del' for BIOS' and 'Press 'F8' for boot choices'. There will be one for 'Recovery' if you have a recovery partition. It is sometimes 'F2' but by no means always.
Press whichever is the specified key while the boot screen is showing and the recovery system should start, and once you have made one or two choices via dialogue boxes it will just run until it is completed.
TWO POINTS. The first is that this process will wipe all your own data and applications off the system. I would suggest that you take the hard drive out and slave it to another computer - you may need to use some sort of 'caddy' but they are widely available - to try and save what you can of your own data.
The second is that this process will restore your computer to the condition it was in when it was built !  This means you will have to uninstall any manufacturer installed software that you don't want, and that you will have to re-install all your own appications, and you will have all the updates to do since it was built !
The important bit here, if you decide to go down this route, is to try and back-up your own data - documents, photos, whatever - this is the valuable stuff. You say a 'low-level format has been carried out'. This may mean that your data is already gone, but see if you can still save any of it.
Good luck,
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All of a sudden my Toshiba Satellite c650 showed blue screen (blank) after booting....
Thought the screen was dead ..fitted another one ...same thing.changed ram Same thing...
What could be the problem before I throw it away

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

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

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


Answer:Notebook Toshiba Satellite Pro L500-1T8 - Recover Win7 without partition

Any help?


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I have toshiba satellite s50-a-k1m PSKJWR OEM Windows 8 for one language. When I start the laptop, I get a black screen (see the figure) and any recovery tools such as the clamping of the button 0 and others also lead to it. So I need a recovery disk. So what should I do?

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I want to do HDD recovery from Windows 10, I have put all my files on other partitions, I hoped to see & do "Recover without changing the hard drive partitions" but when I turned my PC on while holding 0, It didn't open any TOSHIBA recovery software...
I don't have Startup Settings button on that screen... And system image recovery requests that I use windows installation DVD ....

BTW I have recovery partition in this computer:

Answer:Satellite L50-A: Toshiba HDD recovery not working


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I have this laptop with 3 Partitions

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

I still have the recovery sector

Just wondering how to reinstall it back onto the main partition

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

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

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


Answer:Toshiba Satellite L500 Recovery

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How d I do a Destructive Recovery on a Toshiba Satellite L305D-S5928. I have no discs, but I would like to reset to factory new.

Answer:Destructive Recovery Toshiba Satellite

Your computer may have a recovery partition on the hard drive. Try holding down the 0 (zero) key while powering up the computer from a totally off state. If the computer has such a partition, you will get a Toshiba Recovery Wizard screen. One of the options will be to restore the factory software. Selecting that should then change the screen to give you the option to restore to "out-of-the-box" state.

Click the "User Guide" tab on this page for the computer's on-line user manual that includes information on recovery options.

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Hi all,

I bought quite old laptop from my friend Satellite A100 Pro and he lost windows XP Pro CD,
I have product key.

Can i get from somewhere Windows xp pro eng cd and install it on my laptop with my cd key?

thanks for ur help

Answer:Satellite Pro A100 - No Recovery CD - Can I use the Toshiba key?


The serial key which you have found at the bottom of the unit belongs to the preinstalled Toshiba Windows OS and it?s a OEM key which will NOT work with other Windows XP disks.

This mean that if you want to install the Windows XP on this notebook then you have to purchase the Toshiba Recovery disk again from the ASP in your country or you will take a original Microsoft Win XP disk and will use this disk and the key which belongs to this Win XP OS.

You?ve got these two options.

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i have just bought a new HDD and have realized that i need a PRODUCT RECOVERY CD for my TOSHIBA SATELLITE A50.. without this i am unable to install XP...

Does any know where i could download or find a recovery CD??????


Answer:Need a Product recovery CD for TOSHIBA SATELLITE A50

I just searched Google:

Hope that helps

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Hi, my laptop has a 250GB hard drive which is split Windows (C) 116GB and Data(D) 116GB. The Data contains the Toshiba HDD Recovery Software(7GB).

My C drive is nearly full, is there anyway I can either reduce the size of the D partition or remove it totally.

My operating system is Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Pro C650-18D HDD Recovery

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map with listings showing all columns, using the Snipping Tool in Start Menu, so we can advise you better.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite P205D that runs on Windows Vista. I was having a few occasional problems with my CD/DVD drive, my updates wouldn't install, and many of my programs were seemingly corrupted as well. I tried to do a system recovery to the factory settings, and now I'm getting a message on start-up that my bootmgr is missing . None of my F keys are working, except F2 and F12. I have made several attempts at recovery since with two brand new sets of recovery disks. I have gotten the following error messages: 0x8007045D Boot: WIM; Boot .SDI; Preinst.crc and Preinst. SWM. I tried changing my boot order, and received an F3-F000-0008 message. I am desperate for help and would greatly appreciate any suggestions

Answer:Vista Recovery on Toshiba Satellite

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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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After restarting my laptop I hit f12 to get to the recovery option, once I choose it the screen goes black for about 15 mins then the tossing logo comes on for about 30 mins, then it says my computer encountered a problem and it restarts and freezes in the tossing logo, any advice?

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I was going to use the HDD recovery described here Link: when trying I don't see the "Toshiba HDD Recovery" why?

Answer:Satellite L550D I don't see the "Toshiba HDD Recovery"

Hi buddy,

Have you installed another operating system or is still the original Windows 7 from Toshiba preinstalled?

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I've got an DVD for an Toshiba notebook.
But I don't know for witch?I t has an productnumber: PMR400461GR1.
Can someone tell me for witch notebook it is?

I bought it for the installation of MS OneNote.
Can I install it separately from DVD? I own a Toshiba Satellite A10.


Answer:Satellite A10 - Recovery DVD from a Toshiba notebook


I think this is recovery disk for Tecra S3... it's an oldie...

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I welcome, I have the question, or what? How to order DVD recovery for Satellite L500D-149?
Will they send me version of Win 7 HP 64 bit or only WIn 7 HP 32 bit, or can send me both versions?

Answer:Need Toshiba DVD recovery for Satellite L500D-149

If you have European notebook model you can order it under
I am pretty sure you can order DVD for HDD image > 64bit version.

Visit this page and you will see what can be ordered there.

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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!!



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 -

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I have disk with 32 bit system recovery but my x64 partition got deleted.

I cant order recovery x64 becouse my laptop is too old and they dont have this in offer.

Maybe Toshiba Support have my version of system/ or drivers alone in archive and they can send me it ?
I would be happy with drivers alone for x64 becouse there are just few of them on website.

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Toshiba Satellite L455D takes 10 minutes to pass initial booting screen
I have a Toshiba Satellite L455D-S5976 that takes about 10 minutes to start. It is not a Windows issue because its way before windows start loading. It happens on the first screen where the Toshiba logo is, it gives me the option of setup with F2 and boot with F12 but even by pressing them it takes the same amount of time to enter both. Once that screen is past windows works great, it loads in matter of seconds. The computer is completely usable, the only thing is that I have to wait 10 minutes before star using it xD.. This is what I have done to try to resolve the problem with no success.
1. Change hard drive for another working (both are working)
2. Change ram
3. Cleaning Laptop and re-applying high quality thermal paste
4. Updating Bios to newer version
5. Unplugged modem and wifi card
6. Start laptop with nothing connected (HD, WIFI and modem)
7. Reinstalling windows (It installs correctly)
Laptop specs are here: (change hxxp to http, thanx) hxxp://

Thanks in advance for your time and help

Answer:Toshiba Satellite L455D takes 10 minutes to pass initial booting screen

Since this seems to not be a Windows problem I think I posted in the wrong forum, can a mod move it to the correct one please? thanx in advance

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Toshiba Satellite L650-12Q
Windows 7 64bit

I am attempting to re-install Windows using the Toshiba HDD Recovery software on my hard disc in order to restore the computer to factory settings.
I followed the procedure to do this in System Recovery Options, but received the following message:

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

Further details:
Prior to doing the above, I backed up the system and files and folders using AOMEI Backupper. I then made the mistake of merging partitions C: D: and E:, E: contained the HDDR files.

After trying the above recovery and receiving the message above, I re-installed the system file I had backed up to an external hard disc, which resulted in a copy of C: drive and E: drive containing the HDDR files.
Unfortunately, when I tried to recover the OS, the same message appeared.

I then tried to use a System Restore disc I had created a few weeks ago, but found that for some reason that CD is blank.

The good news is that the computer still works - slowly - and the HDDR files appear to be still there but, for some reason, inaccessible.

What are my options? I want to go back to initial factory settings so that I can start afresh and re-install the programmes and files that I want. (I have backed up all my files and have installation discs for programmes.)

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Answer:Satellite L650-12Q - Toshiba HDD Recovery not working

In your case the situation is clear: HDD recovery installation doesn't work?
If you want to have notebook with ?factory settings? you have one option only: for recovery image installation you must use recovery installation disc.

If I understand you right you don?t have it, right?
But you can order it on

If you have more questions feel free to ask.

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I have the same problem! I bought my Toshiba Satellite L300 a month ago but the Windows Vista recovery disk was not included in the package. Is there any option to save or to recover the Windows OS just in case I need to reformat my laptop?

Answer:Satellite L300 - Where can I get the Toshiba recovery disk?


I you would read the user manual, you would know that you have to create a Toshiba recovery disk yourself so please check your user manual!!!

And here you can read more about recovering a notebook:

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I have problem with Vista - it became too slow so I want to recover to factory settings.

I went through the process described on [] and then instead of "Toshiba HDD recovery" as a last option - i have "Restore the complete Windows operating system" which is the last after "comand prompt". When I click on that I get another box with warning telling me "when you reinstall windows OS the hard drive will reformat and all data will be lost" and "if preinstalled files are damaged you can use the product recovery disc(which I didn't get)" and there is no next or any button except OK which I click and it just takes me back to the "Systems Recovery Option" list...

I also don't have Toshiba recovery disk creator - it was not preinstalled when I bought computer - although I had all other toshiba software.

And I know that I can buy recovery disk, but I don't feel like paying 30 bucks for something I already should got with computer - and my computer is still under warranty.

Answer:Don't have "Toshiba HDD Recovery" on Satellite U300-151 with Vista

I just found my product recovery CD, and I was sure that I didn't got it.

I will try to reinstall it now from CD.

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Hi ..

my friend has this laptop: Satellite A300-20P.

I'm not sure what he did, but he installed Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit, then 32-bit again. The whole thing messed up.
Anyway, he didnt make a recovery disk for his laptop (damn thing). Now, becasue I have a Toshiba laptop too I know that there is Recovery on the Harddisk on the D partition (not the windows partition). I tried to use "Repair Windows" booting Windows, when I try to restore the whole PC from a backup media it says " No backup media found", now I'm not sure if the recovery sector still available or not, because the Windows cant boot. So is there away to find the recovery media?

If this mission impossible, then I have Windows Vista Ultimate to install and I can download the drivers from the site? The problem is, how I will make recovery media when install the Windows and the drivers ?

Please this is urgent.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Satellite A300-20P - How to restore from Toshiba recovery?


To be honest I?m confused at the moment because first you wrote about a problem of your friend?s notebook and you wrote something about your own notebook where you try repair Windows.
So I don?t understand what you mean exactly.

But fact is you have two possibilities to restore factory settings:
1)Use the Toshiba HDD recovery option. You can start it if you go in advanced boot menu (F8) and select ?Repair my computer?. Then follow the screen instructions.
The first partition of the HDD will be wiped and you get factory settings back.
2)Use the Toshiba recovery disk. It?s very similar to HDD recovery option but whole HDD will be wiped (all files will be deleted). After this you have factory settings back, too.

So that?s all what you can do to restore the factory settings. If the HDD recovery option not work and you don?t have a recovery disk you have to order a new one from Toshiba directly.

Alternative you can use a Microsoft disk to install Windows and then download and install all drivers and tools from Toshiba website step by step.

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I have had Windows reinstalled on my laptop after having a problem with BIOS (result of having windows and ubuntu on the same machine! However I know want to make a recovery disk as I forgot to to do that before. I have downloaded the Recovery disk creator but no longer have the recovery partition as they wiped everything when windows was reinstalled.

Any ideas on what is best to do?

Thanks :)

Answer:Re: Satellite L300-1G5 - Where to get Toshiba recovery disk?

That's the point that you had to do it when bought your laptop. Now, you can't make it as it's not available anymore on your laptop. Installing Ubuntu you wiped it.
Now, you can:

1 Order [Recovery disk|] from Toshiba for money
2 Get windows copy disk to install. All drivers you can find on the [European Toshiba Driver Page|]

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This is the situation:

I have Toshiba T130 notebook with no DVD drive. After installing Win7, I shrinked D partition by tool in Win7 and used the free space to install Linux with GRUB. Then I shrinked the C partition also by Win7 tool and used the free space to create another one. This however told me something about dynamic disk or something...

But somehow it broke GRUB so I decided to reinstall Linux. But the partitions were somehow broken but I installed Linux on the last partition. Since then I could not boot Windows nor repair it because D partition was actually deleted!
C partition with Win7 seemed intact.

When trying to repair computer and try to fix boot, I got an error 0x090 or something with partition table error. So therefore I deliberately decided to create new partition table using Gparted which wiped off my HDD. Then I set up new partitions: 3x NTFS, (400 MB recovery, Win7 partition and another one) + extended partition containing NTFS partition + ext4 partition + swap.

Then I copied files from hidden (which I had backed up previously) into hidden partition on the laptop HDD + I copied Toshiba recovery folder into 3rd NTFS partition (I had backed up those files immediately after getting the laptop).

Now, I'm stuck with 0xc000000e error when trying to boot. I also followed this thread:

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Answer:Satellite T130 - Toshiba recovery USB creation

Oh mann what are you doing is amazing. ;)
The whole HDD structure is now screwed up. I?m just asking myself why you have done this on this small Satellite T130.
I mean it is all OK what are you doing and you can do what you want with your machine but my personal opinion is that you have wrong notebook for all this.

Satellite T130 is small ultra portable notebook designed to offer maximum of mobility and offer long battery running time when you are out of office or travelling around. So I think most important thing for such notebook is well installed and configured OS that runs stabile and with minimum of power consumption. This notebook doesn?t have optical disc drive and the whole situation is more complicated if the original ?factory settings? are changed.

What you have now on HDD is nothing but ?jungle? and for me it seems pretty confused.
If you have checked ?User?s manuals? document you can find exact explanation what can be done with recovery image saved on second partition and what kind of recovery media can be created.

Recovery image is not designed for usage with third part applications so it can be problematic to create recovery USB disc.
Thread link you posted is best thread about this theme and if this will not help I really don't know what you can except to order original Toshiba recovery DVD and make clean OS installation to get ?factory settings? again.

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

Answer:recovery disks for toshiba satellite a500

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

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Hello i was trying windows 7 on ly laptop & i lostall of my Vista recovery the lot how can i get a bootup copy of vista please ?

Answer:toshiba satellite vista recovery disk

... anything happen if you hold in the <0> (zero) <key> @ bootup? click here... available for models produced since 2006. Older models are not supported order Recovery Media.... Posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties

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I am trying to restore my Toshiba Satellite laptop to its original factory condition. However, when I insert the recovery disk that was provided by Toshiba, I get this error message:
+"This Recovery and Applications CD is not configured to work with this machine. This CD is for: Satellite P105. Please use the correct Recovery and Applications CD."+

My laptop model is "P105-S6084". Anyone happen to have a solution?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Won't Recognize Recovery Disk

Have you tried booting from the Recovery Disc?

Has the mainboard ever been changed? Maybe the DMI information was not updated.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite C655D that I am trying to do a factory recovery on. I have found how to supposedly access the recovery but it does not work. You are suppose to power off the laptop and hold down the zero (0) key and then press the power button...but it does not work. I can boot up with a Windows disc, BartPE, Hiren...etc. and I can see the 12 GB recovery partition, but can't get to it.

This is a Satellitte C665D-S5332 laptop and some of the instructions are for models close to this. Does anyone know how to bring up the factory recovery menu beside using the Zero key thing? Or does anyone know what kind of image backup Toshiba uses to make the image? i.e. Acronis, Norton...etc. Maybe I can use the actual program to restore with.


Answer:Can't Access Toshiba Satellite Factory Recovery

1) Hold down the power button for 10 (ten) seconds to switch off your machine.

Please note: Holding down the power button on the machine forces it to switch off. Any unsaved data will be lost.

2) Press and hold the 0 (zero) key and at the same time, tap the power button once to switch on your notebook.

3) When the machine Starts beeping; release the 0 key.

4) When prompted by the warning screen; select Yes to continue with the system recovery.

5) Select Recovery of Factory Default Software; click Next.

6) Select Recover to out-of-box state. Click Next again.

7) Click Next to Start recovery.Click to expand...

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