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Toshiba Boot Error F2-F200-0002 - No startup or recovery
Okay guys, this has me stumped.
I'm fixing a computer (Toshiba Satellite L500) for a friend because he uses Frostwire, he accidentally downloaded a hidden virus and it fried his HDD basically.
So the only option was to do a fully factory reset as this is an older Toshiba system and they didn't supply any restore disks -.-
So i into the Windows 7 restore wizard and it asks for an admin password, and i know what all the passwords are because i set up the computer for this bloke, so i call him up and he agrees that he's not changed any passwords so it must be this ridiculous virus screwing about.
I managed to get around this by a direct recovery to Windows Vista through a disk, installed vista and everything was going smooth. obviously there were not drivers installed but no need because i should now be able to restore the original windows 7 system through the hidden recovery partition on the HDD.
And i did, i went through everything fine, no admin passwords needed, then halfway through the Windows 7 recovery, it fails saying there is an error in the HDD...
I try to restore again and it prompts the message no bootloder. Then i try to recover to vista through disk, gets halfway through this installation and then fails...
Now it wont boot to anything (even a recovery) and prompts the message F2-F200-0002...
A bit of digging said this can be solved by holding 0 on boot-up, but 'no it can't' in this case.
Don't have recovery disks...
What do i do?
Thanks for your advice!
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|04 Nov 2011||#2|
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I would Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create
Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?
How to use Toshiba Recovery.
How to use the Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility
You can order Toshiba Recovery disks from here:
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