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Yes they should be the same. You should be able to reset the laptop to factory defaults using the provided recovery disk just the the system on your HDD. The reason they have both is because the HDD is much faster than an CD. The HDD recovery system also keeps track of required OS updates and will keep those so you don't have to go through hours of system updates in most cases.
Toshiba recovery error seem likely to be due to a failing/failed HDD. If your laptop is in warranty then visit Toshiba service center.Otherwise try this-------->I would like you to try checking the HDD with an error checking program from floppy or CD or with the drive removed from the laptop and tried in a USB external enclosure in another PC.
If the HDD itself is made by Toshiba (which seems likely) you would need a generic testing program since Toshiba don't provide their own HDD checking program.
HDTunecan be used from another PC. Have a nice Day
Just boot from the installation cd. when prompted to repair or don't repair choose don't repair on the next step you'll asked to format the hardisk or leave the current partition. if you dont have any important data I recommend to format your hardisk. Backup yaour data before installing
-Take a look in your BIOS console to see if your primary boot device is connected and shown in the list.
-if yes then, bootsector on primary boot device is missing, and you might have to connect this HDD to a different computer and back your data up, and then connect it back to your computer and run the windows recovery. make sure you scan for bad sectors after your system is up and running.
-if no, then shut your computer off and groud yourself and take all the precautions for static and open the cabinet and make sure that your primary boot disk is securely connected to the motherboard and power connector is firmly connected to it (you can try switching the cables to see if its an issue with the cables, motherboard ports or power supply)
Use a Linux OS to access these "unreachable" files. Try Ubuntu live CD, this will allow you to boot your PC to Linux without actually installing the OS to your hard drive. (you can download Ubuntu from WWW.ubuntu.org)
YOU CAN SETUP BIOS BOOTING AS 1ST BOOT CD-ROM AND 2ND BOOT HDD
AND SAVE AND EXIT
YOU CAN RUN SETUP AS NORMALLY AND THERE IS RUNNED SETUP AND IT WILL ASK 3OPTIONS ARE..
DO YOU WANT TO FRESH INSTALL PRESS ESC
2ND IS REPAIR OPTION PRESS R
3RD OPTION ESC FROM SETUP
USE 2ND OPTION RUN AS REPAIR OPTION AND IT WILL ASK WHICH DRIVE DID U INSTALL OPERATING SYSTEM AND ANSWER THAT DRIVE.. AND GIVE ADMINISTRATOR PASSWORD AND CHECK WHICH DRIVE CD AS SELECTED FOR EXAMPLE IT WAS IN (G:\) MEANS AND TYPE THIS COMMAND..