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Recovery freezes after "To continue press (C)"

Attempting full recovery from CD that came with computer. The first screen loads OK and I press F1 to continue. The second screen loads OK. The last line reads "To continue press (C) To abort press (A)" [C,A]?" I push C and it appears after the ?. The cursor moves to the next line but nothing else happens.

What might the problem be? Is there something else I could try?

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  • 1FREDEB Oct 10, 2008

    How do I do that?

  • 1FREDEB Oct 10, 2008

    Note: I have used this recovery disk before without problems.

  • 1FREDEB Oct 22, 2008

    Sorry, I've been out of town. Here is the detail of my situation.



    With the recovery CD in the CD drive, I power up while holding down the C key and release it when the "In Touch With TOSHIBA" appears.



    First screen:



    Welcome to the Toshiba recovery utility.

    This process will restore the original default system install(ed) on your hard drive.



    Note that the current contents of your hard drive will be erased and replaced by the default system install. You should back up your system before continuing.



    By selecting OK, you are accepting the terms of the Microsoft end-user license agreement that appears in the Windows License Agreement Setup Screen.



    F1 = OK, F2 = Cancel



    I press F1 key.



    A quick flash of "Recovery in progress..."

    Then a bunch of XXX spell out "WARNING continuing with this process will erase the current contents of your hard disk drive and replace them with the original default system install.

    To Proceed:



    1. Insure that the recovery CD/DVD is in the CD/DVD drive.

    2. Keep the CD/DVD in the drive until you are asked to remove it.



    If you do not want to erase the the contents of your hard disk drive, then press 'A' to abort



    To continue press (C). To abort press (A)...[C, A]?



    I press C



    The CD begins to spinning the drive, then it stops. Nothing else happens. The cursor flashes in the lower left corner.



    The recovery instructions say "Once you have begun the process, do not attempt to stop it. You may seriously damage your system." This may have occurred, as I have tried the recovery several times.







  • 1FREDEB Oct 24, 2008

    I added all the details as requested.

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Hi,

Offhand, possibly a hardware problem, more specifically hard disc failure. Initially, determine if the HDD could be autodetected in the CMOS/BIOS setup. If yes, you might be better off removing said HDD from the Toshiba laptop and with a 2.5HDto USB adapter, hook it up to the PC you are currently using. You can run tests then on the Toshiba HDD to determine if it is still usable, with bad sectors. Doing so will also allow you to partition, format, scan and basically anything else required since it will be treated as an external storgae device. If everything checks out, then it can be replaced back to the Toshiba and the recovery resumed.

Hope that this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Oct 24, 2008

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So it just wont continue in doing teh recovery or something happen when you just let it to continue the process? because if the recovery still worn finish for long time and just continue on spinning try to restart the computer and repaet again the steps..........

Posted on Oct 24, 2008

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Hi, Sounds like BIOS setting. Set it to defaults and try.
If it doesnt work, try disabling write cache in BIOS and try recovery.

I just hope that the HDD is not corrupt to cause freezing ...

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Posted on Oct 22, 2008

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First boot your system with disk t.set your first boot as your cd rom or dvd rom infirsr boot otion in bios setup
u can enter in bios by press DEL,F2 orF3 or F8 F12 try from these key .
then if u sucees bot with disk then go to recovery console.
then type user and password if it prompt.
then type "chkdsk /r" in command prompt.then press "y"
then it restrart system then u can repaitr your operating system.
also recover the system.easily.
your hard disk has bed sector efect.

Posted on Oct 10, 2008

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U dont wann use rcovery cd ok u need xp home cd or vista boot form that then redo hard drive formatt ect ten update it config it all back in need help we can chat live im on yahoo and aim

Posted on Oct 10, 2008

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    nick helpap Oct 10, 2008

    what is problem your having anyways cant boot in vista u try safe mode f8 hold on start up disable sum stuff u did recently

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    nick helpap Oct 10, 2008

    well thats not goona killa bug tho just recovering it u wantto redo it alll right way u need vista dvd ok or xp whatevre uuse does one those disk u have say vista on i t

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    nick helpap Oct 10, 2008

    not all time they work ok depeing whats going on best bet getthat dvd ok or try booting into safe mode f8 uncheak all startups under msconfig go start in serch type in msconfig can u booot into safe mode

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    nick helpap Oct 10, 2008

    not all time they work ok depeing whats going on best bet getthat dvd ok or try booting into safe mode f8 uncheak all startups under msconfig go start in serch type in msconfig can u booot into safe mode

  • nick helpap
    nick helpap Oct 10, 2008

    tap f8 key during start up to it ask u boot in safe mode can u do that no recover cds in

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    nick helpap Oct 10, 2008

    once in ther last know good configration or we can do restor to elery date hold f8 on start up

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    nick helpap Oct 10, 2008

    are u on aim we can chat live im drummernick2002 yahoo msg is nick _helpap walk u throw this gona take sum effort

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    nick helpap Oct 10, 2008

    or ask for live help then as for me nick helpap we can chat live thx

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    nick helpap Oct 10, 2008

    on next line u talked about with ? on it type in word run or E:SETUp or try E:run whatever letter of cd rom is thats just to try dought that will work u need get in there in safe mode hold f8 on start up ok does it get u to optioon screen if not we need vista dvd or xp whatever os u use ok to do this right way

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    nick helpap Oct 10, 2008

    she odnt have to she just did work with what u have just try f8 on startup 1st get back with me on here thx

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    nick helpap Oct 10, 2008

    thats not her problem she can boot to recover y disk she just said u u other guys read dam

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    nick helpap Oct 10, 2008

    acdr he or she just said they got in those disk man u nee dto read 1st bro thats not the problem we nee dto get this fixed not try same **** over agian

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    nick helpap Oct 10, 2008

    chdisk will not fix this sort of issue if u know computers she need orgianl vista dvd or try f8 safe mode get in ther ten we can restore the windos to elery date or try msconfig uncheak stuff form starting up cuses problems or get orgainl dvd vista or xp boot into that then formatt hard drive clean or reinstall ove rit save old info

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First screen - is is showing you the BIOS ? and what is the message on the screen why is it asking you to press F1 to continue. Normal booting does not ask you to press any key to continue.

"To continue press (C) To abort press (A)" [C,A]?" - again there should be a message / information prior to this option that is presented to you. usually with this message, can't locate OS boot information.

provide additional and detailed information.

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It wasn't Toshiba, but I had three complete sets (8 disks each), one original and two new replacements of HP/Compaq recovery disks and after checking all three, finally got ONE set of 8 with no unreadable files on any disk. CDs aren't infallible even if new; I would advise checking the recovery disks before getting too angry at the Toshiba.
You can get Emsa DiskCheck freeware here:
http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Emsa-DiskCheck-Download-10830.html  
I have used it a few times now to ascertain whether disks are readable or not.

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First try to reset or restore the CMOS/BIOS setting of your unit. this can correct the problem.

let me know again here.

Posted on Oct 05, 2008

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    micromaster Oct 10, 2008

    You must go into the CMOS/BIOS settings, see to it that your device detected a HDD attached to it..

    let me know if your HDD was detected on your primary drive.




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Can you give the label on the recovery cd?

Posted on Oct 05, 2008

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    Rachelle Aviles Oct 05, 2008

    Repeatedly tap F2 after turning the computer on. Go to the boot sequence section and change it so the cdrom device is on top of the list. Apply the changes and reboot the computer. It should let you boot from the cd when you restart.

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    Let us know if it didnt work. Otherwise, please dont forget to rate the solution that fixed it. Thanks!

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    Rachelle Aviles Oct 05, 2008

    With the cd already inside, try powering the computer on while holding down the c button.

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