Hi, I have a toshiba L300-25g laptop thats a friends, they created some recovery discs when they first brought the laptop, recently there was an issue and i was given it to fix, i used these recovery discs with wiped the machine clean but then on step 6/6 of the setup it come up with an error, when starting the laptop up it would state that Bootmgr was missing. I managed however to install Vista using the disc from my Dell laptop, but im struggling with finding drivers as it was previously Vista x32 now its Dell Vista x64. Can someone point my in the right direction please.
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Re: Toshiba Laptop Issue
Hi friend just install windows vista 32bit or 64 bit by using cd rom or by making bootable disk then download driver from the support website the drivers of 300 series will for for all 25g or another the support & drivers link for this is. click here enjoy..
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Did You Check to See If Memory is in correctly ?you might have dislodged them by accident please check this !! Can you get back into bios there must be a reason for the black screen like Memory is the computer beeping ? What you can do is use a friends laptop or computer and create a recovery disc on there computer then put that disc into your laptop or you can borrow there windows disc.
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1.Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer.
2.Choose your language settings, and then click "Next".
3.Click "Repair your computer."
If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.
Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.
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If you want to restore it to factory condition, you will need your
recovery discs which came with it. If you do not have them, Lenovo has a
tool to create your own recovery discs you can download from their
website. If your laptop is shot and you don't have another PC handy
with a CD/DVD burner, you may just want to buy the recovery discs from
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.
Toshiba laptops come with recovery disks utility built in. you can ether do it by accessing toshiba recovery disk creator. if you do not have access to your os then you have to contact toshiba support or find some one with same laptop and ask them to create recovery for you.
Try to use another freeware burnprogram like burnatonce to create an other CD, just to check if the Combo-drive is writing properly.
If you don't get any error messages like the ones from Toshiba program, then the problem is the toshiba software.
If other burn programs find difficulties in accessing CDs or DVD-Rs then the drive itself giving you a hard time and might seek for replacement.
You may find the toshiba exchange parts too expensive and the internal drive is still reading disks properly, then think about an external dvd-rw drive, but make sure to buy a highspeed USB one (or even firewire, if the laptop has the port), else it will run rather slowly.
It is not clear what you mean by restore here... do you want to salvage you r personal data on laptop or just want to restore the OS... which you said you have installed XP. the copied recovery disc may not be booting for various reasons... 1.not set to boot fromcd drive in bios settings. 2. cd copy was not cd to cd copy or it was not made bootable. maybe you just copied the data of the friends recovery disc.
Recovery CD is saved as a recovery partition on the system, which needs to be written/burn onto the CD/DVD. Steps to create a recovery disc (Insert a blank DVD in the CD/DVD rom) - 1. Click Start
2. Select All Programs
3. Select Recovery Disc Creator.
Recovery Disk Creator
4. Within the Recovery Disc Creator select Create
If you dont have the above options, you need to call the tech support and ask for the recovery disc & it will be shipped to you.
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.
The work around for this is to take the Toshiba restore disk and do a dvd copy disk to disk and use the copies to restore the computer. I had the same problem and the disk would not read correctly. I called Toshiba and they were no help. I saw a post on another web log and they suggested copying the origianl restore disks. They copies ran without a problem.