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Toshiba Factory restore NO DISK


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#1 LilLadyAZ

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 12:32 PM

Hi Everyone,
I have a laptop that wont let me create a restore disk. It has the icon but nothing happens when I click on it. It is a Satelite Pro if that helps and I am running Windows XP. My computer has been infested with viruses it takes 5 mins just to close out of all the error pop up each time I turn the computer on. :flowers: I haven't installed any software so if I could just go to the way it was when I 1st got it would be GREAT :thumbsup: I have search on the internet and the only thing I have found was to buy the CD and I am broke hopefully someone out there can help me.

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 06:53 PM

Have you tried contacting the manufacturer, and seeing what they have to say about it? most manufacturers, I believe Toshiba is one of them. THey may be able to send you a new restore disk. Did you purchase this laptop used? because many laptops I think have it hardwared in that you can only create one restore disk, and if it has already been done it may not allow it to be done again. also, does it have a recovery partition? many laptops come with a small partition with a recovery version of the OS on it that can reinstall and restore the computer to factory settings.

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 07:14 PM

Toshibas do not have recovery partition.
Toshiba does not include clean Windows with the installation.
Toshiba provides a rescue disk with all sorts of bloatware on top of Windows, all in Ghost image files.
Toshiba charges about 50 dollars to replace that rescue disk.
Rescue disk contains Windows made at the time of them making the computer. In my case Windows xp sp1. Really useful :thumbsup:
If you ever go for any repairs to authorized Toshiba center, they might give you a present of the obsolete bloated system. They did give me one a while back even though I didn't want it as 1. I have rescue disk, 2. I have better image backups which are not obsolete.

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 07:45 PM

I have search on the internet and the only thing I have found was to buy the CD and I am broke hopefully someone out there can help me.


Please keep in mind that person who asked for help says he/she is broke. So cannot buy CDs or order restore disks.

I would suggest to give a detail the nature of error pop-ups and the message they show, so experts of the BC can help further rpeairing your computer.

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 02:35 PM

Thank you all for your help and friend of mine let me use their windows disk and that has seemed to help. I installed their disk and halfway through it locked up which turned out to be a blessing cause it allowed me to get in long enough to create a recovery disk. Thank you all for all your help.




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