Hmm...try taking the hard drive away from ur laptop and use a ''hard drive caddy'' to connect it via usb to another pc.Then format it and try to recover again.It might also be a bios error wich i don't think you can replace on a laptop motherboard.Also try contacting toshiba for a replace or refund if in warranty.
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try booting from a Windows installation disc. Choose the repair installation option. If this does not work, you may have to erase (format) your whole drive and start over again by reinstalling Windows from scratch.
Before erasing the drive, you might want to pull it out, put as a second drive in another working computer or inside a USB hard drive case and download all of your information from it. Otherwise you may have a mess on your hands with lost data/documents/photos.
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.
the f8 function is only to try and remedy boot problems. the recovery option you're getting is to restore if you have already made recovery discs. if you have a recovery partition on your hard drive you should be able to access it when you boot up. before starting your laptop press and hold 0(zero) key and power on the laptop. once it starts you should get a screen with 3 options then choose option 1 to get back to factory restore.
Here's the procedure on how to restore the computer back to factory state:
1. Power on the computer while pressing the F8 key to enter Advanced Boot Options.2. Under Advanced Boot Options, press the Enter key to select Repair Your Computer. 3. System Recovery Options will appear, click Next. 3. Log On as a local user to access the System Recovery Options. 4. Under Chose a Recovery Tool, select Toshiba Recovery Wizard.
The procedure in a nutshell is just to boot to the first recovery CD in the series.
To boot to a CD instead of your harddrive, restart your laptop. Hold down F12 when it first powers up until the 'Toshiba, intouch with tommarow' screen pops up.
This should present you with a boot menu. You want to select CDROM and hit enter (make sure the recovery CD is in the drive) and the next time your laptop starts up it'll boot to your recovery CD instead of the harddrive.
Once the recovery process is started. From there just follow the onscreen instructions. Depending on the type of recovery you want to do, most want to go back to how the computer was set up when they bought it. So each time you are asked select the 'Restore to factory defaults'. Whichever way you decide, chances are ALL the data on your laptop will be erased, so be aware of that.
Toshiba Factory Reset
a couple of ways to do that without the CDs - if available on your PC
1) If you have a recovery partition on the laptop - have a read here to see if you have one http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/outFrm.jsp?ofId=AskIris&searchString=recovery+to+factory
2) This link shows you how to use the partition http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/bulletinDetail.jsp?soid=2291088&pf=true basically as the PC boots TAP F8 key - from the menu that appears choose "repair your computer"
Do you have the recovery disks that came with your computer?
Reinstalling Applications from Discs
To reinstall applications from discs:
1. Insert the disc into the optical drive
❏ If Autorun is enabled an installation wizard is displayed.
❏ If Autorun is disabled, select Start > Run. Enter:
where x is your CD drive designation
and then select OK.
2. When the installation wizard is displayed, follow the
installation instructions on the screen.
3. Restart the notebook if prompted.