Re: Satellite C850 - replacement HARD drive dead, install OS
I have a Toshiba Satellite C850 with a completely dead hard drive. I have no Win 7 DVD but I don't have the product key.
Where should I go from here?
If you have a valid key, you can download the iso file of Windows 7 from Microsoft.
This image file can be burned to a disc.
Then you can use this disk to install the Windows 7 and activate with valid key.
But be careful: If you mean the serial key which is located at the bottom of the device, you would know that those keys cannot be used for activation of Win 7. Its key OEM belonging to Toshiba preinstalled image. I guess that it will not work.
I have a PC repair business and a customer gave me a portable Satellite C850-1 kN which took a catastrophic hard disk failure (just clicking from the road).
I replaced the hard drive and tried to boot from a DVD 8 Windows, changing the order of startup in the bios, however, it still gives an error message "no boot device."
I see no way to turn off boot UEFI, it appears grayed out in the configuration of the bios.
How can I reinstall Windows on this laptop?
First, you must know that the (CSM/UEFI mode) parameter must be changed if you want to install the system supported UEFI not (Win 7 and higher).
Win 8 and 8.1 Win are UEFI capable systems and you should be able to use the option to UEFI mode.
What about the secure boot option?
Have you found and have you tried to disable this option?
Hello, I recently installed a new hard drive of 320 GB (Seagate Momentus ST9320421AS) in my Toshiba Satellite M105-S3041 laptop to replace the original 80 GB drive.
I use Windows XP Service Pack 3 and the latest firmware (v2.90).
However, the new drive is restricted in some way to only about 130 GB.
The size is not reported in the BIOS, just the model number of the drive. Utility disk management Windows reports the size as: go 127,81 and using a Live CD of Ubuntu Linux and Seagate Seatools reports also this drive must be about 130GB.
So, I think that it is a BIOS or hardware problem. Can do something to allow me to use the full capacity of this disc?
Help, please. Thank you.
As far as I know that some specialists PC uses special tools to manipulate of the BIOS and the ability of the entire HARD disk can be used. But I really don t know what you can do.
In my opinion, you need to use maximum supported HARD drive, but if you need more capacity for private data, you must use an external 2.5 HDD.
Friend of mine has bought yesterday 400 GB 2.5 for 99 Euros only. It's a really good investment.
Last week, I ordered two TOSHIBA Satellite L305-S5962 for my children and finally happened yesterday.
I was so glad that I found all drivers XP needed for it on Toshiba USA website, however something weird happened when I went to install XP over there.
It came with preloaded Vista and while under Vista, I checked the HARD drive space it is said about 250 GB (240 - ish), but during the installation blue screen boot XP it read C 131 GB only partition.
So, if you round up to about 130 GB, where the other 90 GB's?
This problem has happened to these two Toshibas, and read the two HDD substantially the same.
In Vista, it reads close to 250 GB, but when installing XP blue screen (once I turn off the AHCI setting in BIOS) it reads at 131 GB. Is this some kind of driver issue? or to issue OS with AHCI?
On the Toshiba site there are two HARD drive drivers, are a .exe and the other a .zip file.
I tried both in the XP installation CD of nLite, but it does not help.
It still reads GB 131, so now I have no idea what to do, or maybe I have something wrong during the splicing of nLite?
In any case, if anyone has some insight on this problem, please let me know.
P.S. Here is the link to site from USA, for XP SP2/SP3 drivers, HARD disk drivers.
http://www.CSD.Toshiba.com/cgi-bin/TAIS/support/JSP/modelContent.jsp?CT=DL&OS=&category=&MOID=2350214& rpn = PSLB8U & modelFilter = TOSHIBA + Satellite + L305-S5962 & SelCategorie = 3 & selFamily = 1073768663
Even once, if someone has seen, thank YOU!
> I checked disk space HARD it is said about 250 GB (240 - ish), but during the installation blue screen boot XP it read the partition C 131 GB only.
The HARD disk is partitioned into 3 partitions.
The first partition contains OS preinstalled; Vista
The second partition contains the image of Toshiba HDD and the last third partition is hidden. It s a small partition created by Vista and it contains the backup files. These files can be used if something goes wrong with Vista OS or if Vista needs to be repaired.
So I guess you've seen only the first partition that contains the operating system Vista
I have a Toshiba C850 15.6 inch 750GB 8 GB. It's a little more than two years. At the start, it displays the automatic repair of message preparation followed quickly diagnose your PC. Eventualy followed in another message, C drive repair. This about 6 hours total (schedules for each message varies). After this, another message appears on a blue background indicating
your PC is not started correctly.
Tap on restart to reboot your PC which can sometimes solve the problem. Alternatively, you can press options to try other options to fix your PC
Each option translates the screen fading, but leaving the original message in the background for 2 hours or more
This happens even if you try to start in safe mode or recovery discs.
Please note I am very far from being a computer expert, but have family who may be able to help me while 200 miles away so maybe wait a while.
I got the same message of diagnostic Pc and it takes ages to complete. I don't really know why, but Windows 8 tends to have its problems, if that's what you have. Mine is over 2 years old and it might freeze or run slowly. In the end, I gave my laptop a slap and it ruined the entire hard drive. I just buy a new hard drive and try to figure out how to get Windows installed again. So basically if your computer is tempramental, I would back up data as soon as possible. This is the error that I did not do. Then think about buying a new hard drive.
I recently got a new hard drive on my PC, but there is now no sound system in the computer.
I guess I need to install drivers? What drivers do I need and how to install? Thank you.
You really think that someone will be able to post a useful answer without knowing details of your laptop model and the installed windows operating system?
I can tell you a standard procedure.
After having changed and replaced the HARD drive, take the Toshiba Recovery disc and install the system using this disc.
All the drivers and tools are preinstalled on this OS, and by using the recovery disk, you should get the sound on your laptop.
I came to the conclusion that my HARD drive has failed. (PXE-E61error) now seeks to replace.
Unfortunately I didn't create a recovery CD, and even if I did, my windows (label) key is unreadable.
He comes, if I replace the HARD drive, to buy a new copy of windows, can I simply start from the CD, install windows on the new HARD disk, and then install the drivers from the Web from Toshiba site or what I need to buy recovery CD?
Model - PSPCCA-05Y01Y
I had to spend an hour or so scouring Google and the forum, but to no avail.
Thanking you in advance for your help.
Yes, you can do it. Install the version of Windows. All the drivers, tools and utilities that you can download from the Toshiba support page - http://www.mytoshiba.com.au/support/download
This machine has been delivered with Vista, but I recommend you to install Win7. It works perfectly and very stable on this machine.
Mini 110 my wife died recently and I had to replace the hard drive. I got everything up and working well except for the audio. The driver on the HP website for the 110 will not install as it is said that there is no device installed for this driver. In the list of hardware, there is a PCI Device with a question mark, and I can't seem to find a driver. Even after the installation of the driver chipset and bios flashing, there is not audio device work.
There, can anyone help? I would really appreciate it!
Try to install the audio driver from here and check... ftp://ftp.HP.com/pub/SoftPaq/sp44501-45000/sp44799.exe
I have a HP Pavilion 15 t-n200 laptop computer running Windows 7, 64-bit.
The computer got extremely slow and work stoppage. HP diagnostic indicates a failed hard drive, and my warranty has expired. I DO NOT have the recovery media.
My question is this: if I buy the recovery media for my HP computer, should I also buy HP hard drive for it to install correctly? Or can I just simply buy a HDD from a local retailer and use HP recovery support (and the certificate of Authenticity on the back of Microsoft) to reinstall WIndows 7?
Some people suggest that it will work very well, while other members of the forum here have talked about issues and something of tattoos on the hard drive or the Council.
Thanks in advance to anyone who responds!
No, you don't need to buy the HP's HARD drive, you can buy anywhere, but please use the same band (normally from Toshiba, but please check the label) for the compatibility and capacity or more.
After replacing hard drive and installing windows 8.1, I can't use my mouse pad.
I installed the Synaptics driver but it didn't help.
How can I check that mousepad device is not damaged when replacing the hard drive and which also can I try to fix the mouse pad?
USB mouse works fine.
See you soon
The only way to be sure is to open it up and see if the touchpad cable was disconnected during the upgrade of the hard drive. That's my bet. Easy to forget when you're winding. You don't provide complete model number, but many of the recent models Pavilion 17 require removal of the cover together to get hard disk that requires disconnection of the touchpad cable.
I was wondering if the DVD Recovery allows to install Vista on a replacement hard drive? The original hard drive is too small at 160 GB contain all the files that I use the virtual operating system image. The disk hard 500 GB of replacement must be large enough for that.
The reason why I need to Vista, it's that the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Ubuntu 8.04.1 and 8.10, cause the fan to run at full speed all the time which is very annoying. So for the moment I can only use Linux in a virtual machine.
I intend to stay with Toshiba, though, as my two latest portable Toshiba Satellite a PII and a PIII still work today, and both have had Linux on them.
Now, back to my story, I intend to remove the existing laptop, hard drive use DVD recovery to install to external USB 500 GB disk, replace the existing hard drive in starting up the laptop from the USB and copy my data overall. Before you reformat the old drive as external storage, I will replace in the laptop with 500 GB drive and the test so I can boot from the new drive.
Key question will be the change of equipment, i.e. the new hard disk of 500 GB prevent Vista to install or activate?
Thank you very much
Vista itself can handle huge HARD drive sizes, but the question is: the recovery disc will be happy with 500 GB? The laptop will recognize 500 GB?
I think it will work very well, because the new laptops are released with 320 HARD drive. 500 GB is not far.
Its a few trial and error unless anyone here has tested a disc 500 GB HARD themselves.
Toshiba Satellite A135-s7403 HARD drive failed, I have replaced the 80 GB with a WD Scorpio blue 250 GB hitachi. When I try to restore with recovery disk came with the laptop, it passes through two discs 1 and 2 and starts with the start-up of windows for the first time and then runs to the greenish with the spinner blue screen please wait... thne black screens for a second or 2 and then back to spinner, please wait and then it appears the box "installation of windows could not configure windows to run on hardware. This computer' only option is to click OK.
Where to click ok, you get an another msg that says "windows could not complete the installation, install reinstall windows. I tried like 50 times now. Startup Repair indicates the root = failure cause while the installation program is underway. I know that my drive are good, as I adjusted used then about a month when I upgraded the memory because the original memory 512 MB was not enough o well running vista.
To be honest I n don't know what the problem is there but can you get the original installation disc of Microsoft and try to install the OS, just to see if the OS installation will complete successfully?
I have a Toshiba SP2100 and I want to replace the hard drive, but I don't have any recovery CD
So, how can I put the o/s back on?
Try to connect the external HARD drive to the computer via the USB port and try to copy all content from the internal HARD disk external HARD drive. Then you could try to insert the external HARD drive in the laptop.
But I've never tried this procedure and don t know if it will work.
But usually after replacing HARD drive you should boot from the Boot CD as recovery CD or the original CD of Microsoft Windows.
After the installation of clean Windows OS, you can visit the Toshiba drivers and you can download and install the drivers of Toshiba and utilities.
I would like to replace the hard drive of wonderful this notebook with a hard disk of 500 GB 750.
How should I proceed with the Windows installed on the original hard drive, the migration to the new.
I do not have a CD ROM of Windows 8, was not included when I bought the laptop
Thanks for your help and suggestions...
If you use your laptop with an original operating system preinstalled, you can create recovery media using pre-installed recovery media creator tool. After replacing HARD drive, you can use this media and reinstall the original recovery image.
After that your laptop will again have to factory settings.
My HARD drive has stopped working on my PSLB9E. He started making whirring noises and wouldn't start. all tests show it does not. Now I guess I need a replacement for HARD drive and watched a TOSH MK2565GSX or other similar. Problem is I can't find my Windows key anywhere.
It is can get the key to Toshiba/Microsoft giving them all my contact information or do I have to buty a new HARD drive and install a copy newly purchased Windows on? If Yes, then I'll put W7 on I guess.
Thanks in advance for any help I receive!
> Problem is that I can't find my Windows key anywhere.
The preinstalled Windows operating system and the image that is placed on the Toshiba recovery disc were already activated and therefore the serial key is not necessary.
If you don t have the recovery disc, so you can buy this drive here:
It s not expensive; 30 euros I guess.
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