Satellite Pro A40 can't install windows without using recovery dvd?
I can't install windows xp pro on my A40 Pro sitting unless I have to use the recovery DVDs including family XP Edition pro.
I own a copy of xp pro, but I just can not format the hard drive either through the xp pro Setup or using third party software.
Thanks in advance
Maybe you have an old version of your Windows XP operating system in the Microsoft Windows CD.
I guess you are not able to install the OS, because some updates and SP are missing on the CD.
You should try to include service packs of MS, and then install the operating system.
PS: I put t understand why you n t use the recovery CD. The installation is very simple and al Tosh drivers are pre-installed. OK, it s a Home version but there aren't huge differences of Pro
I can install windows 7 on my Satalite pro s300L if so which version 32 or 64-bit?
First of all, you can install what you want.
It s your laptop and you can do whatever you want with it! ;)
In my opinion it s based on the RAM which version you should install if you use 4 GB or more RAM, choose the 64-bit version. Otherwise 32-bit is sufficient and therefore, you can get all the drivers here:
http://EU.computers.Toshiba-Europe.com > support & downloads > download drivers
Hi all, I need your help
first of all sorry for my English but I'm from Greece. I really don't know a lot about the mobile only very basic computer.
I have a hp envy 17 3d 2080en with windows 7 Home premium which, after overheating, chips to the motherboard. I ordered and installed a used motherboard from China (part 630793-001 hp number).
After that I tried to start the laptop, but when he opens he said probably due to the change of the material he cannot start windows normally. After reading a lot on the internet, that I tried using the recovery DVDs I had prepared before the problem, but they will not start just yet. Then, I tried to use the cd system repair but again no luck.
I looked in the bios as some people say on the internet and realized that the product number and serial number are different from those of my laptop and it's maybe part of the problem, but I don't know. I looked in other posts about similar problems, but did not get a definitive answer and this is why I post for your help.
Thanks to you all
IF YOU HAVE AN HP LAPTOP (MINE IS HP ENVY 3D 2080EN) THAT YOU HAVE CHANGED THE MOTHERBOARD WITH ANOTER ONE (MINE WAS FRIED OVERHEATING) AND AFTER REPLACING YOUR LAPTOP DOES NOT START AND YOU CAN'T FIX IT WITH SYSTEM REPAIR DISC OR DOES NOT PERFORM A CLEAN WINDOWS INSTALL OR DON'T LISTEN NOT A RECOVERY CD/DVD RECOVERY THEN EXPERTS HP WHO KNOW NOTHING. LOOK IN YOUR BIOS, AND IF YOU SEE THE PRODUCT NUMBER OR SERIAL NUMBER DIFFERENT THAN THOSE APPEARING ON YOUR COMPUTER (USUALLY IN THE BATTERY COMPARTMENT) THEN GO TO A HP SERVICE ALLOWED AND TELL THEM TO HAVE YOYR TATTOOED BIOS. WITH THE TATOO (COST US $ 40), THEY WILL REPLACE THE NUMBER OF BAD PRODUCT AND/OR THE SERIAL NUMBER WITH YOUR MOBILE PHONE NUMBERS AND YOUR PROBLEM IS SOLVED. MY MOTHERBOARD HAS BEEN FRIED TO OVERHEAT AND I BOUGHT A USED ONE FROM CHINA. AFTER I REPLACED IT THE LAPTOP WOULDN'T START AND WOULD NOT ALLOW ME TO REPAIR DVD HE OR EVEN THE USE OF RECOVERY. I CALLED HP SUPPORT, I EVEN JOINED THE HP FORUM TO ASK FOR HELP AND I GOT ONE EXPERT WAS USUALLY TRY THIS OR TRY THIS. DON'T LISTEN TO THEM. FINALLY, I READ AN ARTICLE FROM THE INTERNET THAT EXPLAINED THAT WHEN YOU CHANG THE MOTHERBOARD / SYSTEM BY ANOTHER THEN THE BIOS REFERS TO THE NEW PRODUCT NUMBER, MOTHERBOARDS AND/OR THE SERIAL NUMBER AND THIS WAY THERE IS INCOMPATIBILITY WHICH DOES NOT ALLOW WINDOWS TO START, YOU CAN NOT REPAIR WITH SYSTEM REPAIR DISC OR IT DOES NOT PERFORM A CLEAN WINDOWS INSTALLATION OR A RECOVERY CD/DVD RECOVERY. ONCE YOU TATOO THE BIOS THATS IT. THE LAPTOP WORKS. I HOPE THAT THIS MESSAGE WILL HELP SOME PEOPLE WAISTING THERE TIME AND SPEND THE MONEY FOR NOTHING
Newbie on your site so thank you in advance for your answers ;-)
Picked up a Toshiba Satellite Pro A40, completely formatted and installed a legal XP Pro.
Trying to connect to the internet using a Netgear wg511 card works on my other laptop, it will not connect even though I installed the driver for it?
It comes up with 'limited or no connectivity problem occurred because the network has not assigned a network address of the computer.
Any ideas please?
First of all, you must update the WLan driver.
I put t know what wireless network card has been installed, but you can find WLan card details in Device Manager-> network adapters.
In addition, I recommend to disable all the security settings on the router and then try to connect to the wireless network.
If you will be able to connect to the Wlan, you can enable security settings (Wlan encryption, mac address filtering, firewall, etc.) again.
Last but not least, you can try to use this command in a DOS (CMD)
Ipconfig / renew
Laptop: HP-430 Notebook
OS: Windows 7 (64-bit)
HARD DRIVE: THE 298 GB
When I bought recently my laptop HP-430, I partitioned new HARD drive using some other third party software. I created an additional partition (M:\). Here's the info, how I've repartitioned...
C:\ - 100 GB (changed from 284 GB to 100 GB).
D:\ - have not made any changes.
M:\ - 184 GB (created a drive by myself).
Then after a few days of testing purpose I thought using the Recovery Manager. So I run the Setup and chose the first option (System Restore) who says he will only reformat the drive (C:\) system and will not issue any other HARD disk changes. But to my surprise it deleted/reformatted the HARD full disc, and I lost all my documents, music, photos and all my important files, I recorded/saved on M:\ (that I had created...)
Can someone tell me why the hack happened...?
So now, next point. After that the Recovery Manager has restored the operating system, I repartitioned again, but this time with the Windows disk management tool. But the Windows disk management does not shrink (resize) the C:\(Systemdrive) of less than 150 GB. So I resized C:\ to 150 GB of GB 284 and created a player more (M:\) 147 GB size. And I deleted the recovery disc (D:\), but I created the recovery DVD before you remove the Recoevery of my HARD disk drive.
Now its time for me to reinstall Windows 7 using recovery media, I messed with some system files when installing a theme for Windows 7 and now my OS is completely unstable. So now I want to reinstall windows 7, but I do not understand what option selected in the Recovery Manager (when run from Recovery DVD)
Options displayed in the Recovery Manager
1 collect using Microsoft Recovery
2 recovery system (the option that I had chosen for the first time and got all the stuff removed)... He said that he only reinstalls the OS and custom make any other change of HARD drive.
3 minimized Image Recovery
4. factory Reset.
So now my question to you guys, it's what option do I have selected in the Recovery Manager so that all my saved content and my stuff on M:\ (I created) will not be removed... and the operating system is reinstalled.
I don't think that all the disk recovery options will keep your partition custom - as far as I know, the only time where you will receive a prompt to keep a custom partition when you use the option "Recovery of Image is reduced to a minimum" to the recovery Partition D that you deleted.
You can try the following workaround.
Download the good Image of disk Windows 7 from the link below: it must be exactly the same version your OEM Setup - that is to say if your laptop comes with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, it comes to the version, you must download.
Use the disk that you create to perform the installation - when you get to the option to choose the installation type, choose custom and select the C partition.
When asked, enter the activation key Windows located on the underside of your laptop, then when the installation is complete use the 'method of phone", described in detail in the link below to activate the operating system - this method supported by Microsoft and is popular with people who want to just that a new installation of Windows 7 without software load additional normally bundled with OEM installations.
Additional drivers, you may need to find from here.
DP - K
I could just do a clean install of WIndows 7 from this laptop?
Should I do something funny with the drivers or bios?
You would be able to install Windows 7 without a doubt
But you might get a few tiny problems with the installation of the driver.
Why because drivers Win7 was did not this series of laptop.
But this should not be a reason to not install the Win 7 OS.
In most cases the Win 7 find drivers automatically, but you need to find some drivers
Here is a beautiful statement how to identify an unknown device and find a good driver for any operating system:
I bought the Satellite Pro L40 about 6 months ago and the speed of the laptop is too slow with windows Vista. So I decided to install an old copy of windows XP that I had purchased earlier. I updated the windows SP3 installation before installing the drivers.
Now, all the drivers have been installed correctly except the audio driver. I downloaded the XP version of the driver on the toshiba site, but it did not work. So I though that maybe the vista version would work, so I downloaded that. But that no longer works.
Can someone suggest a solution where I can get the audio driver to work? Preferably without having to get the reinstalled windows again.
Please help me...!
Try to reinstall the driver for sound card for XP; Just go here-> [fo Realtek card its Driver XP | http://support1.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-files2/0/sound-20071120150900.zip]
Hope this helps :)
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I bought a Toshiba Satellite Pro M70 of second hand and I want to reinstall WinXP.
I did not have the Toshiba Recovery CD but I have a my own WinXP disk. It would be OK to reinstall Windows with my own WinXP disc?
If the answer is Yes, should what order I install the drivers
Your help is appreciated
In my opinion it's is not a problem if you use your own Windows XP to install it on the laptop that you can do this of course.
Have you checked the Web from Toshiba site?
You will find a document setup instructions for Satellite Pro M70. This is a list of the recommended driver and the order of installation of the tools. Check it!
http://EU.computers.Toshiba-Europe.com-online decision-making supported Downloads & => Download drivers
I have an A40-201 and the hard drive no longer works.
So I thought I'd change.
However, I found a problem, otherwise said, when I tried to install Windows XP, I found a mistake, "the score couldn't formatted when you reach 100% of the installation.
I tried several disks hard and other operating systems, but I get the same message every time.
The thing is I don't remember if I have to do something for the HD before you format it.
I'd appreciate really any help you could offer.
Thank you very much and sorry for the inconvenience.
Hmmm. have you tried to format the HARD drive using an external USB 2.5 HDD case?
Usually the Windows XP needs to format any HARD drive during the installation of the OS.
Did you choose this option?
If this isn't the case, you should do it.
The best would be if you would like to format the whole HARD drive and erase all partitions too.
What should I do to install windows 8 to from an iso image and put it on a flash drive thank you
I would be grateful if you could answer the following questions:
- You try to perform a clean installation or upgrade of Windows?
- Which Windows operating system is installed on the computer?
You must download the ISO from Microsoft and you must burn the ISO on DVD or USB to be able to install Windows 8 on your machine. You need an earlier version of the Windows operating system to install Windows 8.
If you have purchased an upgrade key. Check out the link on how to upgrade from Windows 8 by using the upgrade key: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-IN/windows-8/upgrade-product-key-only.
See also the suggestion provided by Andre Da Costa: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows8_1-windows_install/instructions-how-to-create-a-iso-for-windows-81/85ddf565-0b4f-4867-a926-6af73f5eb4e9
You can perform a new installation of Windows 8.1 or Windows 8 using the installation media, such as a DVD or USB flash drive. You need not a previous version of Windows installed on your PC to perform a clean Windows 8.1 installation, but you do it for Windows 8. If your PC does not have a version of Windows already installed, you need to install an earlier version of Windows or buy Windows 8.1 or a System Builder of Windows 8 version from a local retailer if it is available in your country or region.
How to perform a new installation of Windows
Warning: If you format a partition during the installation, all data on the partition will be erased. Be sure to back up data that you want to keep before you begin.
I hope this helps. If you need help with Windows, let us know and will be happy to help you.
Having a devil of a time with this portable darn. So I bought the recovery dvd. tried to boot from the disk and comes with no OS bootable. Thinking it could be a problem with the optical drive, I created a bootable usb key.
Received the usb key to start
So I goto Toshiba Recovery Wizard
Press Yes to say it will wipe the drive.
Retrieves the software factory default
In the end, I get an error message
Press ok to start the computer
You can see the final screen here.
Can anyone help plleeaaaseeee.
The only thing I can think is that maybe when I created the USB startup key should I copy then disk2 on the stick as well using xcopy.
I think there are several reasons for the error.
The recovery media or the hard drive is may be defective. Wrong settings of the BIOS, etc...
I recommend you to check once more the Toshiba Recovery bootable disc.
I don t think that there might be a problem with the optical disc drive.
From my point of view, it could be a bad BIOS setting.
The Satellite Pro L870-172 has been pre-installed with the system Win 8.
Please check start secure as well as the UEFI boot mode option in the BIOS.
Generally, in order to be able to boot from different devices to boot, secure boot must be disabled.
I have a dell inspiron 15r turbo's (7520) with 8 windows pre installed.
I'm a big fan of Windows 7 rather than Windows 8 so I would completely remove windows 8 and install windows 7 ultimate cost.
My problem is now that in the future if I want to install windows 8 then the recovery disc will help me do? Please help me.
The recovery disk does not contain the operating system. It allows you to access the hard disk recovery partition. If you install another operating system that usually makes the useless recovery partition. You cannot use the recovery disk to install windows 8 after installing another OS... If you have used Dell backup and restore, you may have other options if you chose to copy the recovery partition from the factory to the USB key. Start to the recovery flash drive and see what you can do. You can test out without actually reinstalling anything.
To reinstall windows 8 you probably will have to ask Dell discs:
I have windows XP Home Edition installed on my Satellite P100-106. Does anyone know if I could install the x 64 edition without any problem?
I mean, are the drivers offered by Toshiba ok for XP as well as for XP x 64?
I'll be able to use the same programs, or I'm going to need some other versions?
Thanks in advance
For the moment, Toshiba offers not all 64-bit drivers. :(
I bought the Satellite U400-108 in Switzerland, but the language of Windows Vista is in English.
How can I change German?
When I start the recovery, I can choose only vista in English. But it says on the package Windows Vista EN/DE/FR/IT
Could someone help me?
Thank you very much and sorry for my bad English.
you had the S4 of the VISTA operating system variant but! After you have decided for a language... like you, English, the other 3 languages will be deletet on the HARD drive. When you burn your own recovery media, there will be only the language on it. There is no way to go back.
but you have a chance. You can order a new media recovery with 4 languages at this link.
do I have to wait for safe trouble by changing the hard disk between the following laptops:
old or damaged laptop:
SPA40 model PSA45E - 0013T - number GR
Series No. 34127882 H
SPA40 PSA45E-001VM-GR model number
Thanks in advance for your advice
You can do it. No problem at all. Hard drives are not specific model of laptop parts and with hard drives is important compatibility.
On the new laptop, which you can use different hard drives. Important is that use you compatible HARD drive.
Just do it. After Exchange of HARD drive install Os again and everything will be OK.
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