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Re: re toshiba laptop 5000
If you have the proper Recovery disk in machine, Reboot system. It should prompt you if you would like to reformat drive. And will warn you that all info on drive will be lost. If you have back up of everything you want to keep just answer yes. System may take a while but it will reformat hard drive and install all original system files and programs.
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Hi! If you have the Windows 7 disc just insert it restart the computer. It will boot directly from the disc. Then follow the step by step instructions here.
If you don't have the Windows 7 disc, you have two ways to reformat your Toshiba computer.
Using Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility from the recovery partition In case of a hard disk drive failure, you may be able to restore the drive to the factory default state using the on-disk Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility (in a special partition on the hard disk drive). You can select restoring the entire hard disk drive to the factory default state, or restoring only the C: drive -- without affecting other partitions (for example, a D: drive) -- or changing the size allocated to your C: drive, and then restore it. To recover your hard disk drive from a system failure using the utilities stored on your computers HDD, follow these steps:
If the computer is running, shut it down -- by clicking Start, Shut Down, and again Shut Down.
Press and hold the 0 (zero) key on your keyboard and then press the computers power switch. When the computer turns on, the Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility screen will appear, presenting three options:
Sample TOSHIBA HDD Recovery Utility screen
Restore Original Factory Image (Recommended) CAUTION: Restoring a hard disk drive to its factory default state deletes all partitions on the hard disk drive and all data stored on those partitions. All of your files and information will be lost! Be sure to back up all important files first.
Press 1 to restore your hard disk drive to its original factory default state. A confirmation message will appear, indicating that all data will be overwritten and lost during the restore process. Be sure to back up all important files before proceeding.
Click Yes to begin the recovery. A message will appear once the operation is finished, indicating the HDD has been restored.
Press any key to restart the computer.
* The options 2 & 3 are for advanced users.
Hard Disk Drive Recovery using Recovery CDs or DVDs You may also wish to to run the Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility from Recovery CDs or DVDs that you have created. Insert the first Recovery CD or DVD into your CD/DVD drive, and turn on the computer. Once the computer is running, the TOSHIBA HDD Recovery Utility screen will appear, presenting the same three options above. Again Press 1 to restore your hard disk drive to its original factory default state. Click Yes to begin the recovery. Press any key to restart the computer.
Installing Drivers and Applications The TOSHIBA Application Installer allows you to reinstall the drivers and applications that were originally bundled with your computer. To reinstall drivers and applications:
Double-click the "Toshiba Application Installer" icon on the Windows desktop. This utility may also be launched by clicking Start -->All Programs --> Hard Disk Recovery Utilities.
Click the item(s) you wish to install. To select multiple items, hold down the Ctrl key as you click your selections.
Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation process.
Take account of any files or programs you still want to use after the
Toshiba laptop is restored back to its factory settings. Transfer the
files to a backup location, such as a USB flash drive or external hard
Restart the Toshiba Satellite laptop's operating system. Wait for the Toshiba logo to appear on the screen.
Press the key that brings up the hard drive disk utility
menu. Depending on the specific model of your Toshiba Satellite laptop,
the key will either be "0," "F1," or "F8."
Press "1" or click "Restore Original Factory Image." Click "Yes." Select "Next" to begin the restoration process.
Restart the Toshiba laptop computer
when the restoration process finishes running. Follow the prompts that
appear on the screen to set up the laptop's date, time and language
Transfer the backup copies of the data you saved earlier back
to the Toshiba's hard drive. Re-install any programs you need, such as
your software firewall or anti-virus tool.
The hard disk drive restore utility is saved on a separate partition on
the Toshiba laptop's hard drive. If that partition has been formatted
you won't be able to use the restore utility. If you don't have the
operating system recovery disc and the partition has been formatted, you
will need to contact Toshiba's customer support to have them send you a
All of your existing data will be permanently removed from the hard drive when the factory restore process has finished running.
Error 10-FC12-0570 on Toshiba satellite
This error message means that the recovery utility was not able to read
the data from the disc correctly, or wasn't able to write it to the hard
drive. The problem could be with the disc, the CD/DVD drive or the hard drive.
copying the second disc using another system. If it's impossible:
order for a new disc. If you can copy it, try using the copy to do the
Try using a third party disk checker to verify the problem, is or is not, with the hard drive.
The best way would be to load the Windonws Vista discs, format the pc and reinstall. (Vista
Recovery Boot Cd is available free by Microsoft). Download it burn the
Image .iso and run that disc. That disc will not restore the OS: run
diagnostics on the HDD; once disk check is completed and repaired,
proceed with the Recovery disks that you have.
If you do not have a recovery partition, you will need to have some sort of bootable disc with an operating system on it. The reasoning behind this is that your computer cannot format a hard-drive it is currently running off of unless the hard-drive is partitioned and your OS is running on a partition that is not being formatted. I would recommend either getting windows recovery disks, or a copy of Ubuntu or such free Linux distributions for this action. After your Laptop is formatted it will have no Operating system and will not work until one is installed on it.
From the above it appears as if you attempted to reinstall the operating system using the recovery discs. Given this you should attemtp this again and make sure that you re-format your harddrive before installing the Operating System again. If you are installing xp again the following link will walk you through the steps. Basically boot from the cd and re-install windows making sure to delete the existing partition step 5 is critical.
Did the drive fail to boot initially and thats why you did a recovery unfortunately the hard drive has either failed and must have a damaged sector,or the recovery partition on the drive is stopping the format, which will more than likely be the problem.
The recovery disc you have won't be a full windows copy only a restore disc for your notebook, and it will look for a backup folder residing on another partition on your drive.
The only way to get a full format is to use a freinds copy of windows to format it and then install windows using your product key code on the underside of your notebook, unless you buy a copy in which case use the code provided
Generally a bad hard drive, but it could also be an operating system error/glitch. Do a system repair with your recovery or operating system disc. If the repair doesn't take, then reformat the drive and install a new operating system. If you have any issues during or after the format and install, then the hard drive has failed and will need replaced.
maybe the shop formatted the hard drive including the recovery partition where all the files should be .so your disc cant find it .
if you can boot up into safe mode then use windows restore function to restore to an earlier time,if not you may have to get a set of recovery discs from toshiba