toshbia system recovery problem

March 22, 2014 at 14:39:07
Specs: windows 7, 2ghz 3 gb
im trying to fix a toshbia laptop for a friend

problem is he as wiped c: drive so has lost the recovery program to install system

still as all the recovery files on drive d: but no way of using them


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#1
March 22, 2014 at 15:05:06
Usually to invoke/start and run the factory reset/recovery routine you press a given key at boot up (or combination of keys).

It's a little dependent on the make and model (in some cases) of the PC/laptop.

What model Toshiba is it?

What OS are you (is he) hoping to recover?


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#2
March 22, 2014 at 16:47:33
BIOS should pick up on the recovery key (see manual online) and possibly through F8 (depending on Mfg.) to access recovery partition. Don't give up too easily. If it is really not accessible, you will need to contact tech support from mfg. to purchase a recovery disk set (you will probably need the model number, the serial number, and possibly the bill of sale)

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
March 22, 2014 at 17:18:56
thanks guy but I think I found a fix buy using the swm files on drive d:

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#4
March 23, 2014 at 01:42:12
Here's instructions for booting to the restore partition:

http://en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-...

That would have been easier than whatever method you used.


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#5
March 24, 2014 at 06:44:12
that don't work when you have lost the files on c drive

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#6
March 24, 2014 at 18:49:25
Of course it does. Booting to the recovery partition and doing a restore is totally independent of what, if anything, is on the C: drive. At least it's supposed to be. Did you try it? If so what happened.

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#7
March 24, 2014 at 19:03:31
I did try it both ways with holding 0 and pressing f8 and gong to repair none of them worked since I have re install software back to c: both ways now allow me to re install

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#8
March 24, 2014 at 21:47:55
Pressing zero while turning it on boots to the recovery partition which is separate from windows. F8 would lead you to the restore option within windows. For that, yeah, you'd need the OS to be somewhat functional.

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#9
March 25, 2014 at 02:01:00
well I tried the holding the 0 a few times never work

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