I thought Its about time I put a fresh Install on my Toshiba Equium L300-147, so I create recovery disc via the Toshiba Recovery toll. They where burnt on to two disc and every thing ran fin. Then when I came to recover th whole the disc had a error and it fail, left with a mest up system. "Is there any one with a shoulder to cry"
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I suspect, you have been trying to restore to factory settings. This does appear to be a common problem with Toshiba Satellites. You should always make recovery discs if they are not supplied with the PC, a lesson you will now have learned.
You have two choices, you can either contact Toshiba and see if it is possible to purchase a set of Recovery Disks for you particular laptop. Or, you borrow (as you have already thought of) a Windows 7 OS disc. Keep in mind this disc must be the same version of Windows 7 that is written on your Product Key sticker. This will probably be stuck underneath the laptop. If you try to use a different version your product key will not work.
If you can get the discs from Toshiba this will save you the time and trouble of having to download and install all the drivers that you need for a clean install as they will be included on the discs. Hope this helps.
You can either use the recovery DVDs that came with the laptop to do a fresh install, or you can get a copy of Windows 7 and do an install using those discs. You may need to find some drivers if you use the Windows 7 disc.
Either way, you can do a fresh install (formatting and deleting) with both options.
The recovery partition has been deleted somehow. You cannot create a recovery cd on that machine.
Sorry. P.S. That partition isn't hidden...many think it is. Again...sorry. Hate to be the bearer of bad news. Good luck P.S. You might consider using a program like Clonezilla to make a copy of your drive. Or do a fresh install.
if you used the recovery disc for your model the drivers could have been installed already. Now, you need to manually install it. If you don't have the driver disc then u can download it from Toshiba's website. Just look for your specific model. I still recommend to reinstall using the recovery disc. hope this helps u
Did you know you only get ONE shot at creating a recovery disc? And most of the time it is garbage, just like Vista.
He tried to put XP on it and failed? weird.
A couple things you can do...
1. Get your hands on a Vista disk. If you know anyone that works in IT, you can borrow a Vista disk. Do a complete fresh install. Use your "Product Key" and you will have your own Licensed, perfectly legal version of Vista.
2. Get yourself a copy of XP. Delete all partitions, then create a new one. Don't try to save that Vista recovery partition...it's toast. I recommend XP, but I'm a dinosaur.
If you know anyone that works in IT, you can borrow
Did you create any partitions on the HDD?
Obviously the HDD or some partitions on the HDD are corrupt.
In my opinion, you should firstly try to format the whole HDD and delete also whole partitions.
Then insert the recovery CD and try to install the Toshiba image
For specific models with different chipset drivers, you can get the sound driver & pretty much everything else on support.toshiba.com. If you can't connect to the Internet, "Tecra, Portege", & sometimes "Qosmio" models came with a built-in HDD recovery, meaning you need to create your recovery disk by running the "Recovery Disk Creator". An application to create your recovery disk. A shortcut is created on the desktop by default, if you cannot find it there, try looking at "C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Toshiba Recovery Disk Creator" & run the "exe" file, it should give you a menu to create one. After creating the disk, you can use that disc to install the drivers for all Toshiba pre-installed devices/softwares on that machine. For Satellite models, the disc should come with the laptop when you boughtt it. When you have the disc, just insert it inside of windows, it will give you options to install the driver & software for a specific toshiba device.
I did a Google on your error 437 and it would seem that this problem pops up only if:
1. using SYMANTEC (Ghost); or
2. using Original Toshiba Restore Disc.
a. the restoration procedure needs to write a log file somewhere (A:?) which does not exist and therefore waits;
b. the restore disc is probably corrupted; and/or
c. the Ghost image is corrupted.
A few things you can try:
* On another computer, check the integrity of your recovery disc;
* Get hold of another Windows installer and do a complete, clean, fresh install (you will have to use your original Win numbers @ the bottom of your laptop). You will only need the recovery disc for your hardware drivers; or
* Call Toshiba Support and get assistance. I was made to understand that they provide replacement Recovery Disc (>50USD).
Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things are or should you need additional information.
Good luck and kind regards.