my toshiba Equium L20 laptop crashed and i was not given any restore or recovery disks. I need to know how to restore it to the state it was before i lost everything if this is possible as i cannot affford to buy a new edition of Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005, and really need the laptop for my uni work. Can you offer any help at all
Hi Hneybee, i've looked every where and found nothing of a free recovery disc for your machine, seems every one wants something for really nothing. All i can recomend is get in touch with toshiba in your country and see if they will supply you with one (even if you have to pay for it).
But keep in mind there might be a bigger problem with your laptop as for it to crash like that. I should be able to help you but first you'll have to get a cd to boot up. When you do give me a email and i'll help ya out. Good luck JLS firstname.lastname@example.org
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Restore Toshiba to Out of the Box Condition If your model Toshiba laptop has a Restore partition on the hard drive then follow these steps to restore your Toshiba to the Out of the Box condition. 1. Press and hold the 0 (zero) key and at the same time, tap the power button once to switch on your notebook. 2. When the machine Starts beeping; release the 0 key. 3. When prompted by the warning screen; select Yes to continue with the system recovery. 4. Select Recovery of Factory Default Software; click Next. 5. Select Recover to out-of-box state. 6. Click Next again. 7. Click Next to Start recovery. 8. Restart the Toshiba laptop when there restoration process finishes running. Follow the prompts that appear on the screen to set up the laptop's date, time and language settings.
Without the recovery disks you will pretty much need to find someone with an OS Disk to reload your laptop. If you know someone with a dell computer they might have a disk you can borrow and reload your laptop that way. I have found it Dell disks to be alot more easier to use when reloading a different makers computer. You will also need to use another computer to download the drivers for your toshiba onto a stick drive so you can be up and running.
Or you can take it into a repair shop and have them do the work which should only cost around an hours worth of labor.
Hi blackrose696. There's 2 ways. 1.- If you go to My Computer and see a partition (probably D:) called recovery, go to Start - All Programs - and see if you see under Toshiba - something called recovery or restore (you WILL loose ALL your data) and follow the instruction. If you DO see the partition but you dont see anything under Toshiba folder, then restart the computer and inmediately you will see something like Press F10 or F12 to boot from recovery partition.
If you dont see the recovery partition. The only way is using the Restore CDs... if you dont have those you have to order them from the Toshiba website. (they cost like $15) so that way you are sure you get the license and the drivers correctly. I hope this helps. Please do not forget to rate and provide positive feedback from our support today. Thank you :D
there could be 4 things that's wrong that I can think of.
1. try this first, go and force xp to take your updated drivers by telling it to
install from a specific location->don't search. I will choose the
driver to install->have disk->have disk->point it to the
driver's location-> continue and it should install that specific
driver. 2. the software you're using to burn with isn't playing nicely with your drive. try using cdburnerxp which is a free burning software and test the results of those burns. 3. the firmware on your drive is corrupted(happens from time to time). try installing a new firmware from matshita's website. remember, firmware is different from drivers. 4. the dvd drive itself is busted. try using an external drive to burn a dvd(if you have one available) or switch the drive out and see if that fixes things.
after looking at some forums, seems like this drive is ripe with issues but hopefully it's not a hardware issue in your case.
I would start by popping in the XP disk and getting in to recovery console (R at the first screen). Once there, run these commands:
fixboot c: fixmbr exit
This will rewrite the boot sector and master boot record on your drive. The "operating system not found" typically only happens when the boot sector is messed up. If that works and Windows loads, click Start -> Run and type
Click System on the left pane and, on the right side, click Source. Go to the "D" section and see if you have disk errors. It's a good bet that if your boot sector gets compromised, you're hard drive is about to crash and disk errors are being logged.
You need to have the recovery disks (2 disks) so that you can do that since the OS needs to be reloaded including the original programs and drivers, from the second disk. The first one is for erasing your HDD's contents. You need to check if you have the Toshiba Recovery Disk Creator program. If you do, that means your HDD has a hidden partition and you are able to create your own recovery disks. Hope this helps. Thank you.
On a laptop there is no factory setting reset option (unless you mean bios reset ). To get the laptop back to the initial 'as new' condition you need to re-install the system using the recovery disk on startup. Put recovery cd 1 inside laptop cd drive and restart the computer. Follow instructions for complete restore. If you do complete restore you can lose all your data. Here is also the user guide : Satellite L350 Series User’sGuidecheck page 150 onward for other system setting problems
First of All Usual meaning of crash related to Operating System which is Software. If you are talking about the Operating system Crash its not something to worry. Most effective way is to perform full system recovery by Using Toshiba Recovery and Applications DVD which comes together. When you put the disk in and restart by pressing F12 boot option will appear when you choose CD/DVD a menu will appear. With that menu you can perform windows system restore also Toshiba full system recovery (it will set everything to factory default).