T30 2366 not recovering from original recovery disk
After failed to recover from the recovery disk, I managed to fdisk into
2 partitions, 2gb and 50+gb. For some reason, it won't allow me to
make it bigger than 2gb. Anyway, I can't seem to be able to load OS,
WIN2K into the 2gb partition, the other 50 gb still has my data and i
don't want to erase them.
2 questions. Question 1, how can i enlarge the 2gb partition?
Question 2, how can i load the OS to make it bootable when i turn on
the T30? Thank you.
Re: T30 2366 not recovering from original recovery disk
The 2 gig partition is probably your recovery partition that allows you to restore your computer from the hard drive instead of the Operating System discs that came with the unit. You don't really want to mess with your partitions (you may accidently delete all your data). I'd recommend using Acronis True Image and backing your data to an external hard drive first, you can copy individual folders or the entire hard drive. Then you can just destructive restore your entire hard drive back to factory settings.
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For recovering data from FAT and NTFS file system of Windows OS download a data recovery software from http://www.freedatarecoverysoftware.org/ This software is able to recover data deleted from Recycle Bin as well as the data deleted using Shift+Del key.
Depends on what you did to "lose" the partition-table.
Download the free 'PTEDIT.ZIP' file -- it is a "partition-table editor".
UNZIP it on a different computer, and extract the 'PTEDIT.EXE' program.
Run PTEDIT on your computer, and update the partition-table.
Perform the following steps which dddriver mentioned But deleting partition means that your data will be lost from that volume.Its better take the backup of data otherwise your data get lost. To retrieved your data from deleted partition with the help of partition recovery tools. These tools are absolutely safe on the data in the drive and their only concern
is to get back the lost data without altering the format.
try this Hard Disk Drive Recovery using the recovery partition You have the options of recovering your system using the Hard Drive Recovery partition to the factory-set default, or recovering just your C: drive and leaving other partitions (for example, a D: drive) intact, or changing the size of your C: drive and then recovering it. To recover your hard disk drive using the utilities stored on your computer's HDD: 1 Make sure the computer is turned off. 2 Press and hold the 0 (zero) key on your keyboard while powering on the computer. When the computer powers on, the Toshiba Recovery Wizard screen displays. 3 Select one of the options, and then click Next. The options are: ? Recovery of Factory Default Software ? Erase the hard disk
1 On the Toshiba Recovery Wizard screen, select Recovery of Factory Default Software, and then click Next. The Recovery of Factory Default Software screen appears. (Sample Image) Recovery of Factory Default Software screen 2 Select Recover to out-of-box-state, and then click Next. A confirmation message displays reminding you that all data will be lost during the recovery process. Be sure to save your work to external media before proceeding. 3 Click Next to begin the recovery. Once complete, a message displays that the HDD has been recovered. 4 Press any key on the keyboard to restart the computer. To recover only your C: drive: 1 On the Toshiba Recovery Wizard Screen, select Recovery of Factory Default Software, and then click Next. 2 Select Recover without changing the hard drive partitions. A confirmation message appears, reminding you that all information on the C: drive will be lost during the recovery process. Be sure you have saved your work to external media before proceeding. 3 Click Next to begin the restoration. Once complete, a message displays that the HDD has been recovered. 4 Press any key on your keyboard to restart the computer.
As soon as you press the power button on your notebook, Keep tapping F8 repeatedly. Another screen should pop up with a list of commands (safe mode / start up repair etc) Near the bottom of the list you should see an option to ReInstall windows / Reset to factory Default. Select which one you prefer and follow the simple instructions.
Restore the PC to original condition with the HP Recovery Manager
If the computer cannot open to the Windows desktop, follow the steps below to use the f11 key to launch the HP Recovery Manager and return your notebook to its original factory condition.
When the notebook is powered on, press the wireless button to turn ON the wireless switch.
Turn the power off and on to restart the computer.
Press the f11 key to launch the HP Recovery Manager.
If the HP Recovery Manager cannot access the hard drive to fix the system errors, use the personal recovery discs to recover the hard drive to its original condition.
When the Welcome to HP Recovery Manager windows displays, click Next .
When prompted to perform a Microsoft System Restore , select No , and then click Next .
When prompted to perform a System Recovery , select Yes , and then click Next .
When prompted to Backup Files , select the desired option.
When prompted to perform a Recover your computer to original factory condition , select Next and allow the system recovery process to complete.
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When you created a partition on the new hard drive, did you make the partition active?
A partition that has not been activated can be formatted and Windows installed, disk check etc. but will not boot up.
You can make the partition by booting up in DOS with either a floppy disk or a boot CD and run the DOS command "fdisk" and navigate to Set the partition active.