Satellite A30: HDD size after the recovery procedure and Defrag
I have a Satellite A30 and just did a complete reinstall from the recovery of the product disks. My question relates to the amount of disk space hard should be resumed aftre reinstall it.
My hard drive is 4.95 full GB according to the procedure that is much higher than I expected.
Also, after reviewing the reader with Defragmenter I seem to have twice taken up training with Greens, unmovable files like Blue contiguous files. Unmovable files is there and if not how to I remove them?
It's where I guess that extra hard disk space is lost when it is lost?
It's not easy to say exactly how much space should be taken after the recovery procedure.
I have so much that I know on the recovery CD, you will find the whole operating system Windows XP, driver Toshiba and utilities as well as additional software like OneNote, WinDVD, etc.
This additional software could take as much space on the disk outside the OS.
Blue not moveable files belong to the Windows operating system, and as a result, the files are placed together.
I tried running the recovery CD, I received on my cell phone. the process perfectly, (I have only one CD, I don't know if I need a second). At the end of the process, I have the option to insert the second CD, or jump.
Because I don't have that one CD I have support on ignore.
I tells me that the installation is complete and I can restart my system.
Then I removed the disk and I tried to reboot the system. The system goes to a black screen (on which he indicates that Microsoft load) and then crashes. That was the problem I was facing before recovery.
Basically, the recovery process has not worked. I don't think I did something very wrong, unless I need a second CD. What could be the problem?
Help me please!
The A100 is one of the new series of laptops and AFAIK the image of Toshiba was placed only on a CD (DVD) recovery.
I think that the message and the possibility to insert the second CDconfuses a little.
In my opinion the black screen and freeze has nothing to do with the recovery procedure and the new installation if Windows OS.
Due to the fact that this problem has occurred until you have installed the OS from the recovery CD, I assume that there must be something wrong with the hardware.
But it s very interesting to know if the same problem appears after the new installation of Windows from the original CD of Microsoft.
It's worth a try.
I'm in trouble... I used the recovery CD last week after my laptop developed problems. After the recovery procedure, when I turn on the pc, it loads directly in mode 'Owner' - the pilot of the internet has no charge, Norton AV, supplied with the pc does not load. Basically, it's a shadow of his former self.
And when I try and start the recovery process, that it doesn't... it does not read the disc.
I know that the recovery process did not work properly cos when I look in C: it shows that 60 GB of data is present on the hard disk, so the recovery is not cleaned the hard drive at all.
The only way I can describe it, is that the pc is in some sort of limbo. I can't access the original account I created.
The recovery disk is still okay because I "explored" the drive on another computer and it contains all the data.
Looks a bit the problem I have with an A100 recovery disk. Mine formatted PC, unpack
a load of stuff and then freezes.
Like you, I can read the DVD in another PC. I wonder if there is a batch of duff of recovery DVD?
I think I'll try to install XP from a different installation disk. It'll be a bit of a pain in the neck
because it will not authenticate with MS, but at least he's going to prove whether or not the hardware of the laptop is duff.
I'll post back here when (if) I get anywhere.
Hi, I just bought the toshiba recovery dvd for my qosmio laptop f10, I put the dvd in and it goes through the process of recovery and complete 100% he then told me to remove the dvd, and then press CTRL ALT DELETE to restart the computer.
In doing so, he gets to the screen were it tells me windows startup and then the screen turns white and flickers a couple of times, and then the computer phone re boots and don't stop doing that, I press the F8 key when it restarts to go save mode, but when it starts in mode it tells me that windows is not completely set and goes no further and tells me that I need to run put in place to new.
I don't have a windows cd only toshiba dvd that should put my laptop back to factory settings.
Can aynone help me before I have sound toshiba?
It's not easy to say why it happens. Usually, the Toshiba Recovery CD should work properly and after any recovery procedure, the laptop should run without any problems.
You suggested that you ordered this CD from recovery of the ASP.
Do you have the right recovery CD? Check the description of CD.
The other possibility is that the device has a hardware failure. In this case, you must contact the service of Toshiba. Sorry, but that's all I can suggest.
INSTALLED BOTH DISKS AS MANUAL... GET THE ERROR MESSAGE... AT THE END OF DISC 2. CAN FIND NO WAY OUT OR FOLLOWING THE INSTALLATION... REMOVED DISC SEVERAL TIMES AND BEGAN THE PROCEEDINGS WITH THE SAME RESULT. NO ERROR; MESSAGE 437... ; CANNOT READ THE FILE... LOADS OF OTHER WRITTEN IS ALSO ON THE SCREEN... I THEN PRESS ESCAPE; AND HE LOOKS LIKE HE NEEDS A CASE NUMBER? NOW I REMOVE THE DISC; I CANNOT START THE SAME PROCEDURE TO NEW NOTHING WORKS ON PC...
DISKS CAME WITH THE PC AND I'VE USED THEM TWICE MORE EASILY
LAPTOP CODE A30 (PSA30E) 14 OLD WORK OK SOMETIMES SAID HE WOULD HAVE TO CLOSE BECAUSE THE GENERIC HOST HAD ENCOUNTERED A PROBLEM... RECOVERY DISKS ARE NOT SCRATCHED CAN ANYONE HELP?
upgrade your laptop with a special as material upgrading of RAM or else!
It may be that an upgrade of hardware are problems when you use the recovery of th disc!
Alternatively, you can try to reset the default BIOS settings.
I have a toshiba P20, when I buy, I made 2 partitions, C program and the BONES and F to my personal data.
I use the restore tools toshiba to restore my windows XP OS, but the restore tools has also reset my partition table and I don't know if I can restore my personal data.
Everything is done in one step and I saw no warning to say that my partition table will be reset?
It's just a fdisk or a format really has been done.
Can I use a tools for restore my partition to lose data?
I hope that there is an acceptable solution to this problem and in a near future, I'll buy an external HD to perform the backup.
If you want to preinstall the device with the recovery media, you can do this in two different ways:
-standard mode will be formatted the whole HARD disk and after the procedure of recovery on the HARD drive is just a single partition.
-expert mode using this mode, you can create partitions if the HARD disk has only one, and you will be able to install the OS on the first partition (the other guy)
Of course, you did using the standard mode and now the whole HARD disk is formatted. I'm not 100% sure, but in this case only fast format is done before the beginning of the procedure of the facilities. Try to find (Google) if there is a tool that can help you verify if all the data is gone. Using recovery media there is no way to do it.
Drive external HARD is the right solution for the data backup.
I want to restart my 1100 satellite using the recovery CD. Unfortunately, I put in the wrong CD and the keyboard froze. When I start I press F2 to "start-up" but can't do anything after that.
Any ideas how I can unlock things and back to normal?
Put the recovery CD in the CD/DVD player, turn on the laptop and immediately press the C button. keep it down for a few seconds and this will force to laptop to start select the CD/DVD drive as the first boot device.
I damaged my recovery disk 2 on my A30. Where can I get replacement?
You will need to contact the ASP in your country for ordering CD!
These CD's are not very expensive one I m that you can buy the recovery CD for Toshiba service point!
Please visit this page to find the nearest ASP in your country!
I have an error code, but my cd and the laptop (SATELLITE P200D-11MX) are the two new.
"First start" Installation failed, then I tried the recover Option and got this error.
What is the problem?
And: What I can install Vista again if I format the whole HARD drive? And how to proceed?
Thank you very much for the help.
This is a very stupid situation. I have Satellite P200D too and got my phone several times. Everything works fine and I am really confused now. Can you please write what happening exactly when you try to install the OS using a supplied recovery media?
You can install Vista when you want to. Why you want to format the HARD drive? You don t want to use the factory settings?
I have an A60 and in the course of the last 3 months, I ran the recovery of 10 to 15 times disc, windows installs fine, then a few days later the computer either freezes and gives a blue screen of death, when you try to turn it on, or it turns on and comes up with a message saying "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem" and then completely stops responding , or gives a similar message on the subject of what we call the Dr. Watson debugger core and similarly, unresponsive, now. After trying to format and analysis as well as on my knees and beg the computer please please please work, I'm out of ideas, the hard drive is perhaps the problem? is this a common fault of A60?
also in a completely different topic, where can I get a new 'c' key, mine keeps falling off the coast for some reason any.
The blue screen appears usually due to hardware malfunction or bad software.
If you, I suggest that there could be something wrong with the hardware. Of course there is also something wrong with the HARD drive. But to be 100% sure, you should contact Toshiba service. He can do some diagnostic tests.
You can also order the additional keys of the Toshiba service partner who is responsible for your country.
I'm trying to re - install my laptop (Satellite 2550CDT), but by pushing the C does not start the recovery cdrom I have. I'm just following the instructions. What should I do to re - install the laptop?
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Normally just need you to press and hold the "C" key during the initial walk up the laptop emits a series of beeps. However you can also press the F12 key during the initial power to access the selection menu device BIOS where you can select your CD-ROM drive as first boot device.
I cleaned the radiator and fans as suggested by many positions included the "filter felt' and removed. Since then, my A30 runs a lot cooler and fans light up less often. But, I still have these random crashes and restarts. I checked the event log and found the following STARTING or SYSTEM STARTUP DRIVER (S) FOLLOWING failed to LOAD message:
d_kmd. Can someone give me some tips on solving this problem?
For me, this looks like a software malfunction. In my opinion the best way is to retrieve the entire operating system. All drivers and registry entries should return load correctly.
Of course, you should make a backup of your important and necessary and data files.
I had the software installed on my laptop which worked well, but I had to run my laptop recovery disk,
I saved most of my stuff to a USB but when I try to install a special software I get message "this application is registered to John (me)", but when I click ok I get the message "the current key has been locked to another machine.
Contact [email protected] for a new key.
Can anyone offer advice on how to fix this problem?
Best regards, John
It is based on the operation of your software.
What software is this?
Have you tried searching the site of software developers?
A month ago I bought a Toshiba C660-1FE. After three weeks my HD broke down. I bought a new HD from Western Digital and I replaced the broken HD. I did a recovery of my HD image, so I had to order the recovery disks of the product on the Toshiba site (3 disks, which drive 1 and 3 were the only required for installation).
Now I have the problem that my laptop keyboard doesn't work. I am currently using a USB keyboard and a mouse to replace my keyboard and the touchpad of the notebook.
The keyboard of the laptop works fine in the BIOS. Therefore, I hope that it's just a driver issue.
tried to find and install a lot of pilots since the toshiba site, no results.
tried to change settings in the bios (usb enabled).
tried to fix the problem by reinstalling all of the computer repeatedly.
The keyboard seems to work until windows loads. When the system is switched on I can press caps lock and num lock and the green lights will turn on. All this stops working once windows starts is displayed.
Perhaps another problem in Device Manager: under the graphics card, 2 subcategories have exclamation points: it says Mobile Intel (r) 4 series express chipset family twice! I can't seem to fix these with the drivers I can find either. When I check the settings I have this message (google translate since it is in Dutch):
+ Digital signature for the drivers for this device is necessary, cannot be verified. Possible after a recent hardware or software change a file that is installed signed incorrectly or damaged, or malicious software is installed from an unknown source. (Code 52) +.
+ You must restart the computer for this change to take effect. + (obviously I've tried that too)
Can someone give me it please help? I'm at the end of my intelligence.
Keyboard works in the BIOS, it means that the keyboard material should be ok and the connection between the keyboard and the motherboard is established.
So, what could be bad? Keyboard driver?
Hmm, the keyboard driver is part of the Windows operating system and is installed automatically during the installation of the OS
I would recommend following:
Go to Device Manager and remove the keyboard point.
You should see something like PS/2 standard keyboard
If you see a red x next to this unit, then it means that the keyboard is disabled.
Usually, you should be able to activate this again (in Device Manager).
If there is no Red Cross, so I you would recommend the deletion of this keyboard in the Manager list of devices, then reboot the laptop. Usually, the operating system should recognize the device automatically deleted and should install the driver too.
Select this check box.
By the way: it is possible that you received a recovery disk wrong which could explain the problems after the recovery procedure
I have a Satellite A30 and I wanted all off it delete and start from scratch.
Turned back with disc 1 CD product recovery, started well I was prompted to insert disk 2, it does well to about 80% then erased screen, then got the message "invalid partition table". I tried again and same thing happened. Connected FDISK back and chose option 1. 'create a DOS Partition or logic back drive' and the laptop stops. I put the startup option for no network or HARD drive CD player. At startup without inserted discs, I get the following. PXE - E61 madia tset failure, check cable.
PXE - m0f: exit PXE ROM then freezes.
Anyone have any ideas?
I'm not sure at 100%, but from your description, I think that HARD drive get in trouble.
How pxe message shows that means laptop can not find device bootable and as last it will boot from LAN.
If possible, try to get a new HARD drive and check if the recovery procedure completes successfully. Old IDE hard drives are not more expensive. To test you can also use a used purposes, but of course has no HDD vice.
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