Solved Recovery disk will not load,windows is locked

November 24, 2014 at 11:48:39
Specs: Windows 8
My recovery disk did not work for me to reload windows, I deleted everything , no partitions the Cd rom will not save when I enter the Insydeh20 set up utility to load my disk, error message Oxc000000f, media failed. I have Toshiba satellite notepad C850. How do I reset my bios so that it will go back to default factory settings, pressing F10 does not work on my CD-ROM so that I can boot from it.
Will a master disk from Toshiba work better then a recovery disk

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November 25, 2014 at 08:12:15
DAVE
Derek, what are you doing up so late
Aw shucks - must be a distinct lack of self control :(

Natty1950
As the first disk ran through and the second one didn't it does make me think the second disk might be impaired. I know it sounds crazy but sometimes a clone of a faulty disk (burnt at the lowest speed) can work if you care to try making one. I think it's because producing the clone is a steady read rather than in fits and starts when you are using the disk.

A look into BIOS at the setting given in the screenshot (without any disk inserted) might have been worthwhile but I assume you can't get in there or something.

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#1
November 24, 2014 at 12:19:52
Are you booting with the media in the drive and have you checked in BIOS that the CD drive is ahead of the hard disk?

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#2
November 24, 2014 at 12:21:35
Toshiba laptops are usually F12 to boot from other devices. F2, will get you into the bios section, and you can look under "boot menu", to make the cd\dvd the first device to boot from, but I would try F12, on Toshiba to pick the cd/dvd rom

To err is human but to really screw things up, you need a computer!


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#3
November 24, 2014 at 16:42:15
Thank you for replying, yes the recovery disk was in the CD-Rom, in the Insydeh20., I change the setting to the CD-ROM and save it on exit. But when I go back into it it goes back to the default, I can't fix that problem. The recovery disk worked the first time until I had to change to the next recovery disk, then since then nothing, it does the same old thing giving me an error OXC000000f

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#4
November 24, 2014 at 16:46:29
How To Remove, Clear, Reveal, Unlock or Reset BIOS Security Password
https://www.raymond.cc/blog/how-to-...

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#5
November 24, 2014 at 16:57:16
Thank you but I've done that move, nothing changes

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#6
November 24, 2014 at 17:01:13
I can get into the bios, but it just doesn't save the CD-ROM setting

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#7
November 24, 2014 at 17:05:31
" How do I reset my bios so that it will go back to default factory settings"
Is that an Australian model C850?

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#8
November 24, 2014 at 17:08:28
I bought the notebook from Dick Smith, but I guess it's made in China like everything else we buy

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#9
November 24, 2014 at 17:11:05
As per #2 F12 is likely to be the temporary boot setting and F2 the permanent one. Not sure which you tried but F2 might be the best option as you are changing disks:
http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_6383103_c...
It can always be changed back again later although it is not essential.

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#10
November 24, 2014 at 17:30:42
I downloaded your manual, put bios into search.
Refer the screenshot ( SS ) below.

http://i.imgur.com/wnfwS0y.gif


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#11
November 24, 2014 at 18:02:46
Thanks again, the trouble is I can't get into windows because it will not reload after I did a full clean format

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#12
November 24, 2014 at 18:19:00
"I can't get into windows....after I did a full clean format"
Yes, I'm sure we all understand that, which is why we are concentrating on BIOS which is outside of Windows.

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#13
November 24, 2014 at 18:25:16
Yes Derek I know you know that, but I was trying to reply to John W, because he downloaded a manual , the manual didn't know I could not reload windows, sorry

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#14
November 24, 2014 at 19:41:34
Windows 8 does things a little differently but if it has a restore partition that you didn't delete this might work:

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


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#15
November 24, 2014 at 19:56:56
Thank you but I have tried that one

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#16
November 24, 2014 at 20:14:02
The screenshot of (part of) the manual is purely BIOS and doesn't involve Windows. Did you manage to get something similar on your screen and/or make the changes?

I've not used "Insydeh20 set up utility" in particular. However, if this is a full recovery disk set and we can set things up to read them, it should then load Windows.

I suppose it is not beyond belief that the second disk itself is faulty (or even the drive) but we first need to be certain that the settings are right. You could try cleaning the disk.

Way into the early hours here in the UK so I'm off. Johnw (from Australia) will probably be back in the next few hours if nobody else joins in.

EDIT: I see DAVE has joined us. Nite.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#17
November 24, 2014 at 20:26:21
Thank you again, Insydneh20, is the only utility that is coming up when I press esc, it does give me another couple of options but neither work, so that is the only one I can change, at the moment it's in reverted back to its default settings. I can't get into anything else, but Toshiba is going to send me out the Master disk, as I'm trying to use the recovery disk that I did before all this happened. I have to pay for this master disk, but I can't see at this stage why it's any different as I was always told the recovery disk basically is the same, but they assured me it would work, unfortunately I'm not convinced unless someone can tell me it is different and why.

Thank you and have a good rest


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#18
November 24, 2014 at 22:28:36
It's possible there's a problem with your cd/dvd drive but see how the new disk acts.

(Derek, what are you doing up so late?)

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#19
November 24, 2014 at 22:37:20
Thank you for your time

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#20
November 25, 2014 at 08:12:15
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DAVE
Derek, what are you doing up so late
Aw shucks - must be a distinct lack of self control :(

Natty1950
As the first disk ran through and the second one didn't it does make me think the second disk might be impaired. I know it sounds crazy but sometimes a clone of a faulty disk (burnt at the lowest speed) can work if you care to try making one. I think it's because producing the clone is a steady read rather than in fits and starts when you are using the disk.

A look into BIOS at the setting given in the screenshot (without any disk inserted) might have been worthwhile but I assume you can't get in there or something.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#21
November 25, 2014 at 12:18:26
hello again,, it may be that the first recovery disk is faulty because it started to work and then failed because when it asked me to change disks, I pressed ok, but then the message came back media failed. I tried redoing it all again, then not even the first one would work at all. Computers drive me bonkers. I hope it's not the hard drive that has failed or failing, not sure how much one of them would cost, in my notebook, it seems easy to replace, by undoing screws and making sure it goes back in right

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#22
November 25, 2014 at 12:58:25
This might be a silly question but when it asked you to change disk, did you swap disks and then hit OK? If you hit the OK before you changed disks then it would see it as wrong media.

Otherwise you could put the disk or disks in another computer, not let them run but just explore the contents to see if they look readable..

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#23
November 25, 2014 at 15:49:48
Okay I will give that a go, but now I can't remember if I pressed ok or not, it's not a silly question, you may have something here, but if that is the case I'm not what I can do now because I retried doing this and it did not work

Thanks for all your help


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#24
November 25, 2014 at 16:36:48
If you pressed OK after you changed the disk then it should have worked if it is going to.

Note that formatting and removing Windows has no bearing whatever on BIOS settings - they will be there without Windows. IF the disks have Windows on them it should reload unless they are faulty or not being read properly. If they call up another partition which has been removed then it could account for your difficulties.

The disk drive could be faulty but there is no real evidence that this is the case and as you have ordered another disk it should prove the point. Let us know how you get on.

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#25
November 26, 2014 at 12:54:05
I will be very happy to let you know, I'm also extremely impressed with the response, thank you so much

Natalie


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#26
November 26, 2014 at 21:41:10
Hi Derek,

I wish to thank you for all your support, Toshiba sent me out a USB and I now have recovered my computer, I'm so happy. I actually advise anyone to buy the master installation because sometimes the recovery disks do not work.

Have a beautiful day and God Bless

Natty


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#27
November 27, 2014 at 07:33:08
That's good news and thanks for popping back to let us know. Seems those other disks were bad, or maybe they did not have Windows on them but relied on the contents of a partition on the HD.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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