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Windows 7: How do I repair my recovery HDD on my Toshiba Satellite

20 Aug 2012   #1
Ro82

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
How do I repair my recovery HDD on my Toshiba Satellite

Hello everyone,

I bought a used Lap top off of a former classmate of mine and after using it for about 6 months, I decided to do a complete factory restore on it to clean it up. I do not have any recovery disks so I need to do the factory restore using the HDD.

for some reason I can not run the factory restore. I follow the correct steps (FAQ :: How do I run a System Recovery? :: Support :: Toshiba :: Computers, Laptops/Notebooks, Tablets, Televisions, DVD and Blu-Ray Players, Camcorders, Storage, Accessories, and more) but it will not go into the restore mode. It just beeps and starts windows 7. Is my recovery driver corrupt? How can I repair it?

I have a Toshiba Satillite and it is running Windows 7. I think it might have originally been running Windows XP and the previous owner upgraded to Windows 7. I've lost contact with the guy I bought the lap-top from.

See attached for a screen shot of my drivers.

I hope someone can help me out!!




Thanks,

Ro82




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20 Aug 2012   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If he upgraded to win7 - the recovery partition would contain XP.

The upgrade proces would likely cause problems with accesing it.

If you need a win7 install disc, you can get the .iso files from links at my digital life.

Just google:

win 7 sp1 iso my digital life

You would need the windows 7 product key. get it from your existing installation , before you reinstall.

You can find that with any number of programs - http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html
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20 Aug 2012   #3
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

The problem your having is do to the hidden partition is not there/available. It's missing all together. If it was there it would look like this (my laptop).

-hard-drive.png

You can order the recovery disc from you laptops manufacturer for a nominal fee. I've order several from HP and Dell for less than $20 each. For the money you can't beat it. You will need to download the drivers or they may send a driver disc with it...Dell does or used to, it's been awhile since I've ordered any for some of my clients.


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20 Aug 2012   #4
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Ahh...I didn't read the whole post...yep SIW2 is correct. Get the ISO and do a clean install that way...just remember the ISO is bit specific and OS specific...you can't change or upgrade.

Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River My Digital Life
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20 Aug 2012   #5
Ro82

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
If he upgraded to win7 - the recovery partition would contain XP.

The upgrade proces would likely cause problems with accesing it.

If you need a win7 install disc, you can get the .iso files from links at my digital life.

Just google:

win 7 sp1 iso my digital life

You would need the windows 7 product key. get it from your existing installation , before you reinstall.

You can find that with any number of programs - ProduKey - Recover lost product key (CD-Key) of Windows/MS-Office/SQL Server
I ran the ProduKey program and it gives me a Product ID number but for the Product Key it says " Product key was not found"
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20 Aug 2012   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Doesn't sound like a regular upgrade to me.

Maybe it came pre installed?

If that is the case, then you should have the product key on the laptop case ( sometimes under the battery .

It is on a funny looking sticker in very tiny writing.
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20 Aug 2012   #7
Ro82

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Doesn't sound like a regular upgrade to me.

Maybe it came pre installed?

If that is the case, then you should have the product key on the laptop case ( sometimes under the battery .

It is on a funny looking sticker in very tiny writing.
is it one of the numbers that I took a picture of?

see attached for pic


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20 Aug 2012   #8
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yep, it is the 25 digit product key.

The one that goes TXXXX-CXXXX -and so on.

Looks like win7 key to me.

I expect win7 came preinstalled - there is a different product key and activation system for the one on your HD.

The key on your sticker is a regular one - that is in case you need to clean reinstall.

You should be ok with that.
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20 Aug 2012   #9
Ro82

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Yep, it is the 25 digit product key.

The one that goes TXXXX-CXXXX -and so on.

Looks like win7 key to me.

I expect win7 came preinstalled - there is a different product key and activation system for the one on your HD.

The key on your sticker is a regular one - that is in case you need to clean reinstall.

You should be ok with that.
Awesome!! So now all I have to do is going to the website you provided earlier and download the Windows 7 Professional ISO? Do I have to burn it onto a disk or can I run it from my C: drive? Does this do a full clean up on my computer and delete all of the files, programs, user accounts, ect.?
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20 Aug 2012   #10
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It is a very big download.

You would be best burning it to dvd , or flash drive.

Then you have it for the future.

If you boot the dvd you will get the usual installation options.

See here:

Clean Install Windows 7

If you use that product key off the sticker, you may need to phone activate - depends on the oem .
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