Portege M400 system hangs after Vista system restore

My system crashed by doing a system restore. Now on startup it gives errors. When I boot from the CD, I go for the choice of the partition to install on and there is no partition, and it has this error:

No hard drive found. Click on load a driver to provide for installing mass storage driver.

I went to Toshiba and Microsoft for help. Or can direct me to the right solution. I can't find my recovery disk. I have just the windows installation disc. Is there an easy fix for this?

* original title - cannot fine partition on Portege M400 during installation of Windows Vista Business 32 bit.*



For any problem, reinstall Vista, contact the manufacturer of your laptop.

Here is the General info on reinstallation of Vista:

Vista recovery media obtain and/or use the Partition Recovery Vista on your computer to the factory settings .

There is no Vista free download legal available.

Contact your computer manufacturer and ask them to send a recovery disk/s Vista set.

Normally, they do this for a cost of $ small.

In addition, ask them if you have a recovery Partition on your computer/laptop to restore it to factory settings.

See if a manual provided with the computer or go to the manufacturer's website, email or you can call for information on how to make a recovery.

Normally, you have to press F10 or F11 at startup to start the recovery process...

Another way I've seen on some models is press F8 and go to a list of startup options, and launch a recovery of standards of plant with it, by selecting the repair option.

Also ask them if it is possible to do the recovery disk/s for the recovery Partition in case of a system Crash or hard drive failure.

They will tell you how to do this.

Every computer manufacturer has their own way of making recovery disk/s.

Or borrow a good Microsoft Vista DVD (not Dell, HP, Acer, recovery disk/s etc).
A good Vista DVD contains all versions of Vista.
The product key determines which version of Vista is installed.

There are 2 disks of Vista: one for 32-bit operating system, and one for 64-bit operating system.

If install a cleaning is required with a good DVD of Vista (not HP, Dell recovery disks):

Go to your Bios/Setup, or the Boot Menu at startup and change the Boot order to make the DVD/CD drive 1st in the boot order, then reboot with the disk in the drive.

At the startup/power on you should see at the bottom of the screen either F2 or DELETE, go to Setup/Bios or F12 for the Boot Menu


MS advice on the conduct of clean install.


A tutorial on the use of a clean install


Super Guide Windows Vista Installation

After installation > go to the website of the manufacturer of your computer/notebook > drivers and downloads Section > key in your model number > get latest Vista drivers for it > download/install them.

See you soon.

Mick Murphy - Microsoft partner

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