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Cannot Format Toshiba A100 Satellite,Laptop.. Toshiba supplied disk only goes 27%, says Encountered problem, X to shutdown computer. ??

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  • kurnaiKurnai Feb 28, 2008

    Disk supplied is: TOSHIBA Product Recovery DVD-ROM
    SAT A100/SAT Pro A100
    (PSA09A-064004) ..
    Worked to re-format laptop previously, NOT single Use disk is the advice from Toshiba (Aust) .. (Where i purchased it)
    NO noticeable marks/scratches etc on disk ..
    now it fires up,
    Loads RamDisk Image,-Toshiba RecoveryTool,- Select Recovery of Factory Default Software,(Out of Box State) -**Warning All to be Deleted,** (Yes) -Now Recovering..Please wait... Starts to format/delete, then after 27%

    Error: 10E7160017
    Recovery Error
    Please Press [OK] to turn off computer ..

    Thats ALL I have been getting for the past 14 hrs ..

  • kurnaiKurnai Feb 29, 2008

    to the respondants to this question,
    My Much Heartfelt thanks, suspect Hard Drive was sort of sitting in the back of what passes as my mind for a while now, ::):):) ..
    Will have it assessed and advise.

  • arun9841 Apr 23, 2008

    yes,i also encountered the same problem 51% completed.

  • WUZZA May 05, 2008

    I have the Same Problem gets to 49% then RECOVERY ERROR 10E7160017 I have had this for one year and i have had it repaired at least 6 times, i turn it off every night i make sure it doesnt get banged or smashed around and take every precaution when it got last repaired i was worried this would happen and now i am extremly extremly extremly not happy about toshiba goin to ring and now that its out of warrenty is it goin to cost me 600-800 every single time this happens i dont think its coincidence that this has happened now i want to seriously know what is causeing this i have tried thousands upon thousands for a solution but it all comes together that its defective now tell me how do i get 6 defective harddrives that is what i want to know i am NOT HAPPY!!!! >< >< >< >< >< >< >< i would seriously like some legal advice as what i can do cause i payed for it and expect that it should work appropriatly i want to SUE!!!!!!!

  • kurnaiKurnai May 24, 2008

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU... !!! THANK YOU !!! ....
    Copied the (Toshibas Supplied) disc, First try SUCCESS.. YES!! ..
    How bloody easy, (Then again I 'spose if you know already, it is easy :):) ..
    I only hope that I can repay the help by assisting someone some day the way i have been helped..
    Again, Thanks

  • Alexander Kogl May 11, 2010

    Is there any more information I can use to help figure out a solution?



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Recovery of factory default software not working on toshiba m115 keep getting error10e7160017 how do i fix this

Posted on Dec 28, 2009


Hi, I have had the same problem for the past two weeks now. I have changed the hard drive and ram. Still no good, much investigation told me to upgrade the bios. Did that. Still no good. Finally I burnt a disk of the original, I received from Toshiba. Worked like a charm. Apparently the paper on disk is too heavy for the dvd rom. Will be a cheaper option then changing hdds.

Julie Gee

Posted on May 23, 2008

  • chickinaynay Oct 31, 2011

    thx julie... ima try it...

  • chickinaynay Oct 31, 2011

    but, i've used the re-install disk before, n it worked... hmmmm.. maybe i need a replacement DVD from toshiba... theyre only $25 if ura US res..


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Ok, the problem is you have a defective hard drive. You need to get that replaced as soon as you can.

Please let me know if this helps. Take care!

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