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Data Recovery My laptop starting making strange vibrating, almost grinding sounds whenever I would pick it up and hold it at the slightest angle. I feared the hard drive was about to crash so I began backing up my data onto an external hard drive. In the middle of the process, my laptop crashed and now will no longer boot up successfully. An error screen of some kind explained during a failed boot up that portions of windows were missing and that I needed to reformat the hard drive and reinstall the OS. I was in the process of backing up all my files when this happened so I really didn?t want to reformat and risk losing data. So I set out onto the internet to see if I could figure out some techniques for data recovery. I read somewhere online that I could try removing the hard drive and use an IDE to USB cable to access the weary hard drive with another computer and recover whatever data that is intact. I must have misunderstood the online information, which I can now not find again, because after ordering the IDE to USB cable and then attempting to use it, I discovered that the IDE cable quite obviously does not match the connection on the hard drive. I have no idea what the connection it is, it looks more like a RAM port with four little prongs in a square pattern on the side than the series of IDE prongs that I expected to find. It?s like a square peg and a round hole. I don?t understand. I thought all hard drives used IDE port, and if not I was pretty sure I read that my HP Pavilion?s hard drive had the IDE port. I?m obviously dreadfully ignorant in this matter and I probably have no business messing with this, but I figured the IDE to USB cable thing would be simple enough to try and avoid actually leaving the house. What kind of access can I have to my hard drive? Is there a cable I can get that will convert to USB so I can access my hard drive like an external hard drive?

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My asus computer won't boot after trying to make a start up disc it goes to the asus system recovery tool screen and stops there

The start up disk should start with options for Language.

Then type of keyboard

Then you should see a menu from which you pick "Troubleshooting".

Then you should see a menu for Toshiba options or Advanced Service Options. Do not pick Toshiba unless you want to loose all your data.

Choose advanced Service options which includes resetting your pc , safe mode and factory reset (but you loose your data).
Or choose to reboot from another device such as USB.

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How to restore factory default

Toshiba laptops from mid-2007 onwards don't have a recovery disc supplied with the laptop. Instead, Toshiba has added a hidden partition on the hard drive which contains the same files as a recovery CD/DVD.
WARNING: All data and added programs will be deleted with this procedure. This procedure puts your laptop back to it's initial "out-of-box" factory settings. Make sure you save any critical data onto another device (CD, Flashdrive, External Harddisk, etc) before performing this procedure.

To restore your laptop to its factory settings using the hidden partition:

  1. Hold down the power button for ten seconds to switch off your machin. Please note that holding down the power button on the machine forces it to switch off. Any unsaved data will be lost.
  2. Press and hold the zero key and at the same time, tap the power button once to power on your notebook
  3. When the machine starts beeping, release the zero key
  4. When prompted by the warning screen, select Yes to continue with the system recovery 5) Select Recovery of Factory Default Software and click Next
  5. Select Recover to out-of-box state and click Next again
  6. Click Next to Start the recovery

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Underscore key

Make sure you do not have any external hard drives or flash drives plugged in. Also remove any CD/DVD that may be in the computer. Also locate the panel on the back if this is a laptop and remove and reseat the memory.

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I would like to get my computer back to the way it was when I baught it. I'm afraid my hard drive has been wiped clean and I do not have a backup disk as far as I know.

1) Hold down the power button for 10 (ten) seconds to switch off your machine.

Please note: Holding down the power button on the machine forces it to switch off. Any unsaved data will be lost.

2) Press and hold the 0 (zero) key and at the same time, tap the power button once to switch on your notebook.

3) When the machine Starts beeping; release the 0 key.

4) When prompted by the warning screen; select Yes to continue with the system recovery.

5) Select Recovery of Factory Default Software; click Next.

6) Select Recover to out-of-box state. Click Next again.

7) Click Next to Start recovery.

I hope you find this step by step solution helpful for you. If so, please rate this information thank you.

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What is the step by step for reformatting of laptop computer-brand toshiba

To access the Toshiba recovery partition hold down the 0 (zero) key while you turn on the laptop. Keep holding down the zero key until the TOSHIBA logo appears, where you should start tapping the zero key repeatedly. Stop if the unit beeps or when the TOSHIBA logo disappears. The screen should flash ** HDD RECOVERY MODE ** for a split second, then load the Toshiba recovery program right from the hard drive.
Once the wizard shows up it will guide you through the recovery.

Note that this erases all data, and reloads all factory default software. Be sure to back up all your important personal data beforehand!

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I have a toshiba a210 1as laptop and i want to restore to factory settings...But i dont have any discs with the laptop...Can i still do this without the disc? Im being told by friends that these laptops...


What your friends have told you is correct for newer Toshiba models, they do have a "recovery partition"

Here is how you recover the OS >>>>>>

1, Make sure the laptop is turned off.
2, Hold down the zero (0) key and turn the laptop on, keep it pressed in until you see the "Toshiba Recovery Wizard" screen.
3, Choose the "Recovery of Factory Default Software" and click next.
4, The "Recovery of Factory Default Software" will appear.
5, Choose the "Recover to out-of-box-state" you will then get a message that all your data will be lost. Click next and the recovery process will start.

Once complete you will see a message that the HDD has been recovered.

Before you start the recovery process its a good idea to back up any data you have unless you not bothered or have already done so.


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Skipping hard drive

it sounds like your hard drive is getting close to failure

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Toshiba Satellite A215-S5818 boot then it goes off

there I think you have picked up a virus which has secured your operating system.
even safe mode cannot be run it for u to retrieve your data.
give your machine a fresh installation. get and install a data recovery program and run fornated recovery for your data. if you have a recovery disk for your computer, you can use it for the reinstallation.

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