System stuck on initiallizing partition recovery Toshiba Satellite A305 with Vista o/s HELP!
My system crashed this afternoon. Several times, I tried running the system since the partition and then recovery from disk ordered directly from Toshiba. The system will run the recovery VERY slowly (usually taking more than 20 minutes to get to the point where I wonder how I want to restore the system. I tried all the options available (personalization of the size of the partition, back out of the box, etc.) to get to the next stage where it begins "initiallizing partition" and it hampers is permanently in this screen.
Knowing that previous screens have taken a lot of time to load from disk, I even let it run all night and it never progresses a plus! Help, please! I just want to get all work as it did when I got it! I had many problems computer through the years and generally could fix with little or no help, but I've never seen a computer get hung up always runs the recovery of its own system.
Please let me know if you have answers for me! Fortunately, I will provide additional details related to the technology if you need it to help diagnose the problem.
I thank all those who are willing to help in advance!
As this occurs when you try to use the Toshiba Recovery disk, you may need to get in touch with Toshiba to get help.
You can see the following link for more information:
If you have a full version of Vista disc, and then try to use to reinstall Windows Vista.
Hope this information is useful.
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After the most recent update of Microsoft I had no audio output of the computer, not even with headphones. would it be due to a faulty update or do I need a new sound card?
A. did you disconnect the speakers and check it out?
B. who is the manufacturer of your computer?
Let us try the following methods.
The link below talking about the same error message. Open the link and click the Fix It button which can fix some problems related to the sound.
If the method above doesn't, proceed to the next method.
Make sure that the default sound device is set correctly for the audio device you are using. To set the default device, follow these steps:
- Click on start toreduce this includes this image, type Sound in the box start the search .
- Click on his research at the top of the Start menu.
- Click the reading notice the check mark next to the default device. For most users, the default device is speakers. Make sure that the audio settings are configured as expected. Follow these steps:
a. on the read tab, select the playback device, click Properties, click the Advanced tab and make sure that the default Format is set to the value you expect. When you are finished, close this window to return to the previous window.
b. on the read tab, select the playback device, click set upand make sure that the configurations are set correctly.
- Select the audio device you want the default audio device, and then click set as default.
- Click OK to save your settings and close the dialog box.
Determine if you can now hear. If you can hear the noise, the problem is resolved. If you don't hear sound, try Method 3.
Try to perform a system restore and check whether the problem is resolved.
Uninstall display drivers and reinstall.
1. click onpieS.
2 type devmgmt.msc in the search box.
3. expand game controllers and video, sound, and right-click on the driver and uninstall.
Try to restart your computer and check, because the drivers will be automatically reloaded.
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Greetings and Salutations,
I have an interesting dilemma with my Satellite laptop. Whenever I try to use the USB ports for devices in addition to my hub, keyboard and mouse, I get the error "USB device not recognized" infamous. Of course, this means that the unit does not operate. This happens on any of the three USB ports on my computer, but NOT with my keyboard, the mouse, or the hub they are connected.
Now, lets hit some suggestions out of water before I give myself, because so far, I tried pretty much everything that has been suggested for this problem.
I tried to uninstall the ports and allowing Windows to reinstall the drivers after reboot. That did not correct the error.
I tried formatting the computer completely and put on a new installation of Windows. That did not correct the error.
I tried the fix 'disconnect the computer's power. I left said computer turned off and disconnected from any source of energy for more than twenty-four hours. That did not correct the error.
I updated the BIOS OF THE system to the latest version. That did not correct the error.
There is no virus or malware in the system that can cause this error, as I indicated above, I formatted the system entirely, and he failed to correct the problem.
I went into Device Manager with devices hidden showing and removed all USB devices hidden, disconnected from the past. This did not correct the error either.
Essentially, I tried just about everything has proposed as a possible solution and come up with nothing. I have a sneaking suspicion that it's either BIOS or related material, but it is meaningless for me something associated material would allow SOME devices (keyboard, mouse and Hub) to function, while others do not.
If anyone has a solution I've tried there, please let me know. Specifications system and operating system to follow.
Toshiba Satellite A305-S6898
CPU, 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5800
4.00 GB RAM
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 graphics card
Operating system: Windows Vista 64-Bit, Service Pack 2
All updates at this precise moment have been installed.
Given that you re-installed Windows pointing to a hardware problem, however there may be a required chipset or
another driver from Toshiba. Check with Toshiba Support, their drivers and documentation online and ask
in the forums about known issues with your model.
Toshiba - Forums
Toshiba - drivers - access your model
Toshiba - Support
I hope this helps.
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I have a Satellite A200 with Vista Home Premium installed. In the past months, the BONE is suspended every day, I was not able to detect the reason. nothing is having replied to the questionnaire, not even Ctrl-Alt-Delete, the only solution is to stop from the power switch.
I do not found something wrong in the system log, so I do not know what to do. Toshiba PC diagnostic shows everithing OK.
What can I do? Perhaps a cooling problem? A guide for cleaning?
So to be honest, it's hard to say what are the really causes your system to hang. Possible reasons:
2 problem of file system Os including drivers, programms...
3 had to be clean
hardware problem 4
1 search for viruses
2 reinstall the drivers (especially as a vga and chipset drivers). Check installed programs
3 use compressed air jet to blow off the dust from the cooling module.
If this does not help, do a fresh install of the operating system. Then we will see what to do
I buy the Toshiba Satellite L40 with Microsoft Vista Home. Some reasons for work, I removed Vista and installed Windows XP.
After this audio device action is not detected. I tried to find the driver on the web, but without success. Can you help me in this situation?
I checked Toshiba's support page and drivers of Windows XP Home edition are not available at the moment. I hope it will happen soon. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to identify a sound card on your Satellite L40.
You may be lucky and someone will give you a useful tip.
How can I update the Bios on a Satellite A300 with Vista 64 bit.
There is only one available 32-bit update utility.
So don t update the BIOS if the compatible version is not available.
BIOS for Vista 32-bit is not compatible with Vista 64-bit!
See you soon
I have a USB IRDA Kingsun device that worked well on a desktop with XP but my Satellite A100 with Vista defies installing the drivers that came on a CD with the IRDA.
How can I install or does anyone know one that works with Vista?
If you are not able to install the 3rd party device IRDA driver on Vista, it seems that the disc is not compatible and don t support Vista.
Seems you have to contact the manufacture of the IRDA device and ask the compatible reader
But maybe that you're unlucky and the Vista driver does not exist? :|
I have a Toshiba Satellite L505-S5997 computer laptop and my hardrive recently crushed, impossible to restart. I installed a SEAGATE 500 GB/sata/GO 16 MB of Cache, 7200 RPM hard drive. I ordered recovery for the computer disks and many of the drivers will not update or install without error that tells me that "Windows cannot verify the digital signature for the drivers required for this device. A recent hardware or software change might be installed a file that is signed incorrectly or damaged, or maybe it's a malicious software from an unknown source. (Code 52) "error. Also, when I try to update Windows 7 I get the ' Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. " You may have to restart your computer. "When I try to download the service pack from the Web site it is usually interrupted with another error. I tried to go to the Toshiba website and download the drivers needed and utitilities but nothing seems to work. I am at a loss to try to seek and find a solution.
Are you sure that the original problem was caused by a failure of the HD, did you test that the hd with the utility bootable disk from audit?
As if you reinstalled to a new HD using that the required all defined recovery Tosh disk drivers would have been installed in this process.
Assuming that Tosh then rebooted successfully after recovery, windows update would have run some important updates automatically. If that failed then it would seem that something is happening with your system.
Portable 500 GB HDD of my friend Toshiba Satellite A660 seems to have died.
I tied him to my laptop on a sata dock and runs a data recovery program because nothing has been saved. The recovery takes forever, however, and she really needs his computer to work.
Because the hard disk may be damaged in any case, I am considering buying a new hard drive and install in the Toshiba.
How can I do this without a recovery disk, though?
The old drive was a partition recovery on it, I think, but this seems useless with a new drive.
Operating system is Windows 7 64 bit home edition.
The product key is on the bottom of the laptop.
I live in Turkey and so I don't think there is a Toshiba store is close.
There are individual computer stores, so I'm confident, I can buy a new internal hard drive (I could find the sata dock here), but he must know what to do to install the software, etc.
> How can I do this without a recovery disk, though?
You either have the recovery disk or you are going to install the system using the Microsoft Windows disk.
The necessary drivers are in internet on Toshiba UE page.
The recovery disc can also be ordered here:
My laptop screen is 15 inches and resolution 1024 x 768. He worked always good. Until I installed Windows XP SRV 2 once again. Now, the screen only works with 969 x 768 pixels. Without the ability to use the whole poster resolution. So I downloaded and installed the toshiba display driver. But still the same problem. (Black band on the right side) part of the display resolution remains unused and remains black.
I tried everything in the display settings of display resolution, but the law remains black strip unused
This unused black band is om the right side of the screen.
The rest of the computer laptop good workt without problem
A frend of mine has the same problem with a toshiba Satellite Pro 6100. After insalling Windows XP and the appropriate driver, the screen leaves a band black and unused.
Can someone help me please?
Thanks in advance.
Can you please check under display properties > settings > advanced > monitor, is there possibility to activate the option Hide modes that this monitor cannot display.
If you want, save your data and reinstall OS with recovery CD. Check if your monitor is working properly and there is black band again.
I ve done the installation of SP2 several times without any problem. It is not a simple to determine what can be wrong with it.
If you reinstall the operating system and there is no black band again, please let me know. I am very interested about your problem.
Toshiba Satellite A85 Celeron with XP Home edition. Windows does not start. I have Toshiba logo screen, then it turns into a black screen with the upper left corner of the cursor. I have the recovery disk. Is it possible to record HD without re-formatting and losing all data?
If you run the Toshiba recovery application, you will lose all your data. As indicated in the warning, this application will restore the computer back to wherever it was when it was first delivered by the factory.
Without other complementary diagnostic information, it is difficult to determine what is happening. Pressing the key (do not hold) of F8 beginning immediately after that the sequence of power should bring you to the Advanced Boot Options menu. Try again then press repeatedly the key rather than pressing on and now.
The recovery CD Toshiba, you have probably does not allow a "repair installation". Contact Toshiba to see if they will provide you with a suitable CD.
Given the fact that you can get a useful place when you start with the Toshiba Recovery DVD, my guess is that the computer is OK but that the hard drive has failed - or maybe more likely - the startup information is damaged so that it does not start. If you have access to a computer equipped with a burner, download and create a bootable Windows CD.
There are a number of available bootable CD which include various recovery and diagnostic tools. You'll have to do some research to find out how to use the tools.
If you feel overwhelmed by the tools and I just want back the data, and then use the Toshiba Recovery DVD, make you a Knoppix CD and use this key to your data, preferably on a network connection.
If all this sounds like too much for you - and there is no shame in admitting that--take the laptop for a good local computer repair shop (not a type BigBoxStoreUSA or rather GeekSquad) and ask them to check it out and make sure to recover your data before anything else.
Computer details: * Satellite A200 PSAE6E... *.
The laptop came with Vista... I managed to install Windows XP (with new drivers etc...) and it ' s working fine * BUT * after reboot, Acronis OSS does not recognize Vista and the computer starts directly with Win XP only. (I need two BONES...)
I'm looking for a lot of instructions now of hours * dual boot *, but everyone takes for granted that I have an Installation DVD for Vista... I don't!
Toshiba came only with the product recovery CD, so all the instructions of MBR and solutions that even Microsoft gives me (E:\boot\bootsect.exe/nt60 all...) it does nothing!
Is there anyone out there?
Please... If you can give me no hint at all... it would be just a miracle... Thank you
have you heard of 'Vistaboot'-> http://www.vistabootpro.org/
A program that allows you to change the bootoptions, so if you want to change the boot settings, then try this program.
Otherwise, you can also consult the "UBCD4Win" program which is a live cd of windows xp with many tools, you may find something to change the Boot Manager.
Hi, need help.
Trying to help a friend with his laptop which is not booting. Its an A205 with Vista.
Machine boots only a blank screen (not blue) with a mouse cursor.
I tried safe mode and it does the same thing. I tried the Toshiba recovery disc supplied and the same results.
I even downloaded a separate copy of recovery Vista on the Internet and who doesn't. I'm ready to start from scratch and completely reload the OS, but I can't seem to understand how to do this with the discs I have.
Any suggestion would be great.
What happened when you start the laptop?
You can enter the BIOS settings?
See Toshiba welcome screen?
If you have a recovery media for this model of laptop, you can try to install it. Your laptop to start press F12 for boot options. Put the recovery media in the optical disc drive, choose the CD/DVD drive and press ENTER.
The optical disc drive is the first boot device and recovery installation should begin. Please let us know what exactly happens when you try to do.
Please write about what you see on the screen.
I have a HP with Vista. My C drive has plenty of space, but not my D drive. I do not knowingly record or put anything in my D drive. I know that it is the recovery partition. I read the other posts where people are delete files on this disc which should not have been there, but I don't think it's my problem. I'm not really sure of what is on this drive other than what belongs to it bc when I click on 'scan' or 'cleaning' or whatever the real verbage is, it gives a big HP WARNING stating that it is the recovery and not mess with it. My is... question if I can't even get in there to see what files are in it and if I did not knowingly put anything on it, how I solve this problem? What could go to thread it upward? Is it normal to fill it out, and just as I was actually paying attention to space today, I worry when I don't have to? I had no warnings "low space" at the moment, but I don't know what should be the 'normal' amount and I'm still not able to verify what is there I do not know if something is there which should not, and if I am at risk for this fill. Sorry this would have gotten confused. :) If someone can tell me if there is a problem, I need to be worried, if I can free up space there, so this will be something that will stay the same or grow, that would be appreciated. Thank you
read the information below or contact HP
(D) drive is red in Vista
My computer takes 4-5 minutes to load completely when I swiftch on, the office immediately loads but then seems to doing nothing for a few minutes then taskbar and sidebar start charging.
Is this normal on Vista?
Tried to stop unnecessary programs from startup in the taskbar but makes no difference.
Anyone have any suggestions or help.
I assume you are using the Vista operating system. Am I wrong?
Well, the Vista operating system needs a lot of material resources like OS first, that is to say XP.
This is why all computers work slower with Vista for another OS that is XP but I think it is nothing exceptional, due to the fact that the Vista eat resources of the computer due to new features such as Aero, new photo and video files, Direct10X, etc..
What you could do is update the memory which allows for slightly better performance, but you shouldn't t expect a big difference.
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