Question about Vista Recovery CD Toshiba
I don't know why laptops Toshibas are sold with this kind of installation disc.
If something happens and the system needs to be reinstalled then whole hard disk will be deleted. And also what it installs this Norton Internet Security? Not everyone likes it.
It would be much better to sell just the cd with system and cd with drivers separately.
P.S. y at - it a repair utility for this backup cd which will not remove HD set. Where is boot loader Editor?
I have spent many hours trying to run XP and Vista on dual boot before I succeed.
[Edited by: admin on June 17, 2007 08:08]
Why you're so angry shouting at them? I Don t understand it. You know, there are 100,000 customers and machines and noone of them had a problem with this recovery system.
To these people like you, who are dissatisfied with their handling and their marketing, they release the drivers on their site so you can get a separate operating system
AS YOU WOULD LIKE and then you can install it as you need.
Regarding Norton: If you don t like it, uninstall it and the problem is solved. And how do you know, people like him or not. Maybe not everyone's a computerfreak like you,
There are some people that they don t know not even how to install an operating system, and they are happy to have something delivered to their BONES "factory-installed" who cares about the security of the system.
If you are more familiar with computers, just install the system and make individual for you. I think that toshiba has nothing to do with, when you don t get the thing LIKE YOU HAVE is in your view.
So I Don t want to offend you, I want to show you, this toshiba must produce for the masses, and they give the geeks like us a limited chance to create an individual system on our machine.
I have a question about the recovery of HARD drive partition.
If I do the operation to clear the hard disk option in the wizard it will remove * all * or it will keep my partition recovery in this way I can come back later. I want to know because I would like to put on a different OS.
I know he said he would, but caution in the PDF, I found it says that on a normal recovery too (that he would remove each partition) and I'm a little confused about how the recovery actually worked.
To be honest I n don't know what you mean exactly with this option to erase.
In General, Toshiba Recovery disk will wipe your entire HDD to restore factory settings correctly. This means that if you start from that disk and follow the instructions on the screen, everything will be removed.
In addition, the recovery disk doesn t create a recovery partition. It is not available. Disk copy just the files on the second partition in folder HDDrecovery to start an installation of HARD drive recovery.
I have several questions about the recovery of Satellite L750 features available to it. Any help and answers would be useful.
(1) when I started the laptop first, he asked me to create a recovery CD incase I need to reinstall the operating system. But he also said that he built in the recovery partition, so therefore, I have to make a recovery cd or not?
(2) will be the recovery CD is exactly the same as the recovery on the system partition?
(3) is the partion of CD or recovery includes all the integrated software pre-installed with the laptop?
(4) also in the device manage management it shows watch partion recovery but it is empty, is it true?
(5) in the second partition (drive D) system, he has a record with what looks like the recovery of files and folders. Is it safe to move/remove it?
I'll try to provide answers:
1 - to ensure that everything works perfectly you don t need these discs, but if something goes wrong with the HARD drive you will not be able to do anything. When you have the recovery DVDs, you will still be able to install the recovery image and once again the factory settings. So my advice to you is: create these discs as soon as possible. Use only on DVD-R media and buy products of high quality (TDK or Verbatim).
2 - Yes.
3 - Yes.
4 - No. Don t be confused with this.
5. in a first time create restore DVD, and later you can do what you want. I put t know which files mean you but don t touch anything before that of the recovery disks to be created.
In the past, many people have been experimenting with the structure of HARD drive and partitions and later was surprised when installing disk recovery HARD has been damaged. Don t make the same mistake.
If you have any other questions you are welcome.
Hey there, fellow buyers of Toshiba.
I have a few questions on prod. recovery on my laptop.
* Is _First, safe? _ *
Because my sister it on his Vista laptop (a Toshiba) and finished with a BSOD and a trip to the PC world for a replacement HARD drive.
* _First, he will restore C: and D:, or just C:? _ *
Inadvertently, I deleted the D: partition on my hard drive and he would like to return.
* _Third, I am formatting due to incompatibility with some applications, namely 32 bit ones._*
I can somehow incompatible lance 32-bit on my 64-bit?
* _Finally, it erase Ubuntu as well? _ *
I have Ubuntu (10.04 LTS incase you're wondering) and want to keep the data that it is intact.
YES, I backed UP MY DATA (here, that goes with the words "I have no sti - oh, wait, what's that noise clicking / grinding?")? I just do not feel comfortable with the formatting yet until I know answers to these questions, but there again, I have only 200 MB left of C: (go, 250 GB in 8 months?) and need the return performance (GHIII and GTA: San Andreas used at 40 fps, but now play them is wading through treacle (LAG)!) Please respond quickly, and I look forward to answers!
> First of all, is it safe?
recovery process is completely safe.
> Second, he will restore C: and D:, or just C:?
He will restore the os with the settings on drive C;. Local d it will create image file from hard drive which I know.
> Can I run 32-bit incompatible somehow on my 64-bit?
It depends on the application. I mean, do a right-click on the application and choose properties where you can Compatible mode.
> Finally, it clears so Ubuntu?
If it is installed on local d: I guess that will erase. To be honest, is not sure
A recovery USB drive created using the Recovery Media Creator contains the Windows operating system and is it the Windows key to reinstall - how it is activated. Is it different for the repair disk.
Can be used for a new installation of Windows 7 on a new SSD? Is this just a case of connection and the recovery disc running on the new drive to th? How the recovery Partition can be re-created on a new SSD?
I can see user Justinian gave detailed answers, and I hope you understand how it all works now. Of my overwiev aside:
What exactly is recovery image?
+ Recovery image is an exact copy of a hard drive and contains the exact copy, byte by byte, a hard disk partition. The copy includes all the partition information, sectors priming, the table of allocation of files, installation of operating system and software application different. +
+ You are using installation Recovery CD/DVD/USB, you can restore your system after heavy data loss, caused by an accident of operating system, hardware failure or complete virus attack. +
+ Recovery image installation procedure allows the installation of system and easy to user. Unfortunately, it is not possible to restore only certain files from a disk image. +
+ Each recovery image is designed for a specific model laptop and it cannot be used for any other series of notebook. +
With other words, recovery image is a software package that contains Windows operating system, all the drivers needed for some portable model, Toshiba tools, utilities, and also some other software. A lot of people don't like these additional software, but no you don't have to use it. all things you don't like you can remove it from the system.
Activation of recovery image:
When you buy the phone model you also purchase the license for the preinstalled OS version that you get with your machine. After start and contact to the internet OS will be checked and activation will be valid.
Please note: you can reinstall original image recovery 100 times if necessary. There is not a kind of limitation, and whenever it will be activated.
Take care of your recovery media (DVD/USB). Do not lose it.
Of course, it can happen that you do not find your recovery media. In this case you can order.
Recovery order - https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx
Questions and answers about ordering recovery DVDs - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB0202TA0000R01.htm
If you have any other questions do not hesitate to ask.
I have 2 partitions: C: and d:
I wanted to save video data on D: and was surprised to find some hdd files and folders reverie about it
Yet, I have a small partition hidden and thought that waas of hard drive recovery.
What do you think of this? Can I delete these files on D:?
When restart us the computer after pressed F8, is associated with the files to D: or hidden partition recovery option.
Thanks in advance
I'll try to provide answers.
> I wanted to record video data on D: and was surprised to find some hdd files and folders reverie about it.
The same situation is on all laptops come with HARD drive recovery image. Recovery image is saved in the folder called HDDRecovery. It is recommended to create recovery DVDs using the preinstalled Toshiba Recovery Disk Creator. When the recovery DVD is created, you can delete these files and use of recovery DVDs for the operating system installation.
Otherwise the partitions are large enough, and you should leave this file here. Just define it as hidden and you won't.
> Again, I have a small partition hidden and thought that hard drive recovery waas on that.
This small partition has nothing to do with the Toshiba recovery image. Recovery image Toshiba is large enough and cannot be saved on small partition.
> When restart us computer after pressing F8, is associated with the files to D: or hidden partition recovery option.
They are related to the folder HDDRecovery and recovery stored image. When you delete drive recovery option HARD is no longer available.
Maybe it's a stupid to ask question, but the recovery for Tecra M2 CD comes with windows XP? I need to reformat my laptop, as it is infected by spyware unerasable. When I bought the laptop it only comes with the recovery CD.
There is no question beast just dumb response. The recovery CD with Windows XP Professional and all the necessary drivers, tools and utilities.
You can install it on two tracks with the help of an installation standard and expertise. If you have only a partition there is possibility to do both by using expert mode. If you have more questions please write again.
You want to know if I have a TPM chip to launch bitblocker on the M200 using Vista. Just call Toshiba Technical Support - the guy was totally distraught!
If I don't have a TPM chip, then I can install it?
It is a good question. To my knowledge the Portege M200 does not support TPM but the Portege M400, R400 module and the R200
But the Bitlocker, which is only available on the Vista Enterprise and ultimate can also be used without the TPM chip but then some functions are not available; for example, the SecureBoot.
Without TPM only the OS volume encryption is available.
In this case you can encrypts the entire Windows volume including both data and file system user, the file of hibernation, the page file and the temporary files.
Using volume of BONE (HDD) encryption an encryption key will be generated. This key will be written to the USB and then the USB is required!
AFAIK the Bitlocker requires 2 partitions. A partition must be created as needs at least 50 MB primary partition. I recommend a? about 1.5 GB
The second big partition Vista can be installed.
After the installation of Vista the Bitlocker must be enabled in Group Policy (units without secure TPM). This can be done using the command 'gpedit '.
And then under models of administration-> windows components-> Bitlocker bitlocker function can be activated!
Anyway, there is much information Bitlocker and I think you should also consult the Microsoft Web site for more information:
BitLocker Windows Drive Encryption step-by-step guide
I hope I could help a little
I bought the machine above my nephew - is no longer necessary.
It runs Windows XP Home Edition and is not a Windows CD or disc of recovery of any kind.
I have a Windows decal on the underside with the product key, but when I use "Belarc Advisor" to examine the product keys for all my software loaded it gives a totally different operating system product key! This key contains the letters OEM in there.
As the machine is supplied with a Toshiba power management software I guess it's an OEM Toshiba of the OS version I have.
My questions are:
1 / this does not mean that at some point in the past, this machine was another product of Windows XP on it? (two product keys)
2 / I can, (and), I get the Windows XP CD or a recovery for the machine, like I need to recover or to reload Windows.
Thanks in advance to all members of the forum that meet.
> 1 / this does not mean that at some point in the past, this machine was another product of Windows XP on it? (two product keys)
The key you found at the bottom of the device belongs to the OEM of Windows version that is part of the recovery diskette.
The recovery disk is already enabled so that the key is not required in order to activate the Windows operating system.
As far as I know, that the key does not work with other versions of windows
> 2 / I can, (and), I get the Windows XP CD or a recovery for the machine, like I need to recover or to reload Windows.
Since it is an old, I doubt you'd be able to order the recovery for this device disc
If you want to install the Win operating system, then you must use a Windows CD clean valid keys and all drivers may be downloaded from the page of European driver of Toshiba.
The drivers are placed in the archive because it oldie s in order to choose the archives in the type of product to download the form.
I have 2 partitions of hard drive (C and E), and I want to recover my system using the product recovery CD.
If I do this, will be deleted all the files in the partition E?
As I can see from your previous assignments you still didn t understand how it works. You have the new Satellite A200. the procedure of recovery for new laptops is not the same as the older models.
Old models of laptops has been bundled with ghost image and it was possible to use Expert mode and install the operating system on the C partition only. In this case, all data on other partitions was there.
With the new models of laptops Toshiba use the new recovery system (RICO). Unfortunately there is no option Expert mode and if you use recovery media to install the OS, the whole HARD disk will be deleted and you will lose all your data. The only thing is that you can do is to use the CONFIGURATION option and create two partitions. All that s.
In this topic describes Pedro very nice what you can do. Buy Norton Ghost for Vista and make your own recovery DVD that you can use at any time and only install the OS on the C partition.
Sorry but there is no other way to install OS and save the data on the partition of second or third.
My first post so Hello. I'm in North Ireland and just basically competent so keep this in mind if you answer my question below :)
Need some advice on the Vista program upgrade. I am a resident in the United Kingdom and my laptop is an Equium A100-147. I got got a confirmation online and posted number is + a copy of the receipt of purchase to one address in the Netherlands. Also displayed payment (£16,53) at a different address in the Netherlands.
I want to know is the disc I receive an 'upgrade' disc or a full version with an option of a 'complete installation', but also an upgrade? Also if I do an upgrade or a full install and decide that Vista is not to my likeing running recovery disks provided with the laptop will return its supplied as original state? It would be XP MCE.
Vista will have all the necessary drivers for my laptop hardware work or I'm likely to have to install drivers after upgradeing or Vista installation?
Thanks in advance... John
For most Windows upgrades are complete windows versions. This means that you can do a clean install. During the new installation the installation program will ask for the old cd and check it. That's all.
Of course, it is possible to return your laptop in the State of origin with the old recovery disks.
I bought an A300-149 with preinstalled Vista.
One of my friends told me, the partition that was used to install Vista is not useful, it consumes space from my HARD drive, so I deleted the partition and rearranged the partitions that I was going to use them.
I just found out it's a big mistake to do that, because the contained all partition drivers and Vista with the license key.
I'm losing my windows license, if I eventually have to reinstall it? (I have the label on the underside of the computer with the key...)
I can not download the content of this partition (in the form of an ISO standard) somewhere in this site? (and use the key to the label, as it is usually done with the software)
I paid for this OS... so I don't understand why I have not received a DVD with the software? (When I opened the box, I was looking for the DVD and I wandered why he is missing...)
Waiting for your answers,
It's really stupid situation now, but certainly not frustrating.
Here a few facts to better understand:
New Toshiba laptops are delivered without recovery DVD and images of recovery is recorded on the second partition. All of us must create own recovery media. To do this, this Toshiba has designed little tool called creator of Toshiba recovery disc. With this tool, you can create recovery recovery CD and DVD. When you have these media you can do with the data you want. To install Vista over these media must be used.
So many people may forget or simply ignore it. Because of this Toshiba has designed reminder with the trace message:
Because of this, Toshiba has designed little reminder that will be shown in short time after first start with track contents:
* Important INFORMATION *.
* your system is equipped with a hard drive recovery system. If you need repair *.
* your computer in the restaurant to original factory State, you can do it directly *.
* from the HDD (press F8 when you start your computer, choose 'Repair your computer' *)
* and follow the instructions in the menu) or create a bootable recovery for this fin.* drive carrier
* Toshiba recommends you create recovery disk medium using the "Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator" to *.
* ensure hat you are able to restore your computer to the factory installed state, even if your computer is severely damaged.*
I can't imagine you didn t see.
In any case, your friend probably has no idea how it works, and now you have a problem.
To be honest you have no problem, but the additional costs. You can order the following original Toshiba disk link given by Akuma, but you must pay for it.
Bye and good luck!
Hi all and sorry for my English :)
So, I have laptop X 300-11 L Qosmio. I have Win Vista HP DVD without a key. But on my laptop with Vista Home Premium Product key sticker.
I want to install another Vista, no recovery (too many "useful" programs).
How can I do? If I install my Vista DVD, laptop tell me - product key isn't ok...
You may think of the ability to remove all software pre-installed, you won't use. Nobody is forcing you to have all the. To be honest, I do the same.
Vista key located under the unit belongs to the operating system included in Toshiba recovery image that you have with your laptop. This key is not a universal key that you can use with each other DVD facilities.
Hello. I have a question; I'm going to buy a computer toshiba laptop, but I need to install fedora linux for my work. My question is
should which model I buy to be able to install this linux by myself? I thought about Toshiba A200 - 1 MB or A100-786. What other linux can be installed on Toshiba A200 - 1 MB, A100-786. You may know if power is working correctly?
In recent days, nobody writes here and I just want to write a few words. As you probably know that Linux is not supported by Toshiba and with Linux, you're on your own. Please if you have time check out this Linux section. You will find many interesting topics and I hope some information about Linux on the laptop A100 and A200 model.
You can also visit these interesting pages of Linux:
Bye and good luck!
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My question is, can the recovery button (F11) enabled to recover my OS (if it crashed one day), since I bought with no preinstalled OS (BACK only). ??
No, F11 works with a HP preinstalled OS. Best option is an imaging application. I use and like Macrium Reflect. It will make an Image on CD/DVD, external HDD USB, network drive...
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