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Toshiba satellite 2455 series unable to reboot windows xp/

Tried the recovery and application cd provided with laptop it say wrong machine and shows windows 98...... what should I try next?

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  • beowulf_kg Feb 17, 2009

    My recovery CD says "wrong machine" too

    when I use them to boot.

    I used them successfully once before a few

    years ago.

    I have a Ghost image I made that works, but

    I still want to run a recovery.

    Message from in windows is
    "The Recovery and Application CD is not

    configured to work with your machine

    (Portable PC). This CD is for: Satellite

    2455

    Please use the correct Recovery and

    Application CD."


    I don't think I ever changed the BIOS. I

    have replaced the DVD r-w drive & removed

    the modem. Those are the only changes that

    I can think of apart from added software.

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Whats the orig OS installed on your machine? where do you get that recovery cd's ? does it come with the laptop? maybe you've got the wrong OS/ recovery disk with you. Do you have an XP/VISTA installation disk?

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My Laptop is Toshiba Satellite A350 series , PATX66HLPBL , PSALWN-00C007 , 39211709K Operating System is Window Vista Home Premium . Now I want to change Operating System Window XP , How to change ? Where...


If you have a Toshiba Recovery CD you may be able to install XP, otherwise :-
You need a Windows XP installation CD together with the installation Product code.
To install Windows XP insert the CD in the laptop and boot up with the CD and follow the screen instructions.

You can download any/all the Windows XP device drivers for your model laptop from the Toshiba WEB site from their download page.
Make sure you enter the model of your laptop so you can get the correct drivers.
Use this link :-.
http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/home.jsp#


Apr 12, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A135-S4527 Notebook

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Looking for wireless on switch on laptop


Right Side, underneath your volume control. If it is switched on and still cant access the internet wireless give this a try.

Use Control Panel's Add or Remove Programs utility to uninstall the Toshiba Hotkey Utility, and then reinstall it.
This program is called E-Key Utility on the Toshiba Satellite M30X/M35X Recovery and Applications/Drivers DVD. It's called Toshiba E-Key Utility for Windows XP on the Toshiba Support website.

Unistalling the Toshiba Hotkey Utility:
  1. Click Start.

  2. Click Control Panel.

  3. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.

  4. Select TOSHIBA Hotkey Utility.

  5. Click Change/Remove.

  6. Click OK to confirm that you wish to completely remove the selected application and its features. The InstallShield Wizard will begin the removal process.

  7. Click Finish to exit the InstallShield Wizard.
Re-installing the Toshiba Hotkey Utility using the Toshiba Satellite M30X/M35X Series Recovery and Applications/Drivers DVD that shipped with the computer:
  1. Insert the Toshiba Satellite M30X/M35X Series Recovery and Applications/Drivers DVD into the CD/DVD drive and close the tray. The setup program on the DVD should start automatically.

  2. When the Toshiba Recovery and Applications CD window appears, verify that "Install applications and drivers" is the selected install type, and click Next.

  3. Select E-key Utility from the list, and click Install.

  4. When the WinZip Self-Extractor window appears, click OK.

  5. Click Unzip.

  6. Click OK to acknowledge that the files were successfully unzipped.

  7. When the InstallShield window appears, click Next and follow the prompts to complete the installation.

  8. When the installation is complete, click Exit and then OK to close the Toshiba Recovery and Applications CD window.

  9. Remove the Toshiba Satellite M30X/M35X Series Recovery and Applications/Drivers DVD from the optical drive and close the tray.
Reinstalling the Toshiba Hotkey Utility using the file downloaded from the Toshiba Support website:
  1. Download the Toshiba E-key Utility for Windows XP from the Toshiba Support website, and save it to your computer. See also the bulletin Obtaining downloads and support docs from the Toshiba Support website.

  2. Navigate to where you saved the file and double-click it.

  3. Click Run.

  4. When the WinZip Self-Extractor window appears, click OK.

  5. Click Unzip.

  6. Click OK to acknowledge that the files were successfully unzipped.

  7. When the InstallShield window appears, click Next and follow the prompts to complete the installation.

Feb 21, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite M35X-S111 Notebook

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To.shiba satellite 2455 series won't reboot


remove the battery then restart the pc... place your installation disk on the drive and try to repair the windows..

Dec 30, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite 2455-S305 Notebook

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Installing windows XP - Error encountered


Can you reboot and get into windows or is now corrupt?

What do you mean by 'uninstalled XP'??

You cant uninstall it unless you format the drive, in which case the recovery discs are now probably useless as they rely on a folder on the HDD called i386.

Recovery discs normally dont have the OS on them, they rely on the I386 folder to gather info about the computer and then restores it to the state when it was new.

If you can acess the system, reboot and go into the bios and change the boot sequence to CD, then insert the first recovery disc. then save the settings and the computer will reboot and start the recovery process again, this should clear up the error.

If it does not it will be because the i386 folder is missing in which case you can either explore the recovery discs for it or you will have to buy a copy of Windows XP.

Aug 11, 2008 | Toshiba A105-S4054 Notebook

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Recovery & apps drivers dvd "wrong computer" message


Go for system restore if you are using XP/VISTA.
Download and save your driver in CD/DVD.

May 27, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite A105 Notebook

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I am in need to install recovery console


Here's How:
Boot From the Windows XP CD
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To enter Recovery Console in Windows XP, you will need to boot from the Windows XP CD.
  1. Watch for a Press any key to boot from CD... message similar to the one shown above.

  2. Press a key to force the computer to boot from the Windows CD. If you do not press a key, your PC will continue to boot to the Windows XP installation that's currently installed on your hard drive. If this happens, simply reboot and try to boot to the Windows XP CD again.
Press R to Enter Recovery Console
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When the Windows XP Professional/Home Setup screen appears, press R to enter Recovery Console.

Choose the Windows Installation
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The Recovery Console is now loading but needs to know which Windows installation to access. Most users only have a single Windows XP installation so the choice is usually clear.
To the Which Windows installation would you like to log onto question, press 1 and then Enter.

Enter the Administrator Password
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The Recovery Console now needs to know the administrator password for this Windows XP installation. Unless you are using a PC in a sizable business network, the administrator password is most likely the same password you use to access Windows XP on a daily basis.
To the Type the Administrator password request, enter the password and press Enter.
Note: If you do not have a password or Windows XP normally starts without asking for one, simply press Enter.

Make Necessary Changes in Windows XP Recovery Console

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The Recovery Console is now fully loaded and the cursor should be sitting at the command prompt, ready for input, as shown in the screen shot above.
Make any changes necessary in the Windows XP Recovery Console. When complete, take out the Windows XP CD and type exit to restart the computer.

  1. When you reach the command prompt (detailed in Step 6 in the link above), type the following command and then press Enter.
    bootcfg /rebuild
  2. The bootcfg utility will scan your hard drives for any Windows XP installations and then display the results. Follow the remaining steps to add your Windows XP installation to the boot.ini file.
  3. The first prompt asks Add installation to boot list? (Yes/No/All).
    Type Y in response to this question and press Enter.
  4. The next prompt asks you to Enter Load Identifier:.
    This is the name of the operating system. For example, type Windows XP Professional or Windows XP Home Edition and press Enter.
  5. The final prompt asks you to Enter OS Load options:.
    Type /Fastdetect here and press Enter.
  6. Take out the Windows XP CD, type exit and then press Enter to restart your PC.
    Assuming that a missing or corrupt boot.ini file was your only issue, Windows XP should now start normally.
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May 26, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite A135-S4527 Notebook

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Recovery disks aren't Windows XP


Have you tried booting the laptop with the recovery disk already in the CD drive. If the disk doesnt register and start to spin press F12. Should give you option to boot from CD

Mar 07, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite 1135-S125 Notebook

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Recovery Problem


  1. Check you are really using the right CDs
  2. Using another computer with a CD Writer and a blank CD, download this file:
toshdmi10.exe

Run the program, it will explain how to make a boot CD which you will use to start your computer and fix the problem that makes it say Wrong Machine.
Once this is done you can use the recovery cd's again.

Nov 15, 2007 | Toshiba Satellite Pro M15-S405 Notebook

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