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Windows 7: How do I clean install without discs?

01 Dec 2011   #1

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How do I clean install without discs?

Is this even possible. I thought I had made discs when I got my laptop but I cannot find them anywhere.
I have tried the f8 thing but only get a windows didn't close properly message.
I have tried the start +0 button and it goes to the same message. I have a repair disc and have done a full back up and removed all my files I don't want to lose.
Previous dramas with HDDRECOVERY partition seems to have caused further problems I think.

appreciate your help


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01 Dec 2011   #2

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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:
https://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/...rification.jsp
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01 Dec 2011   #3

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I thought I had made them but can't find them. I the only option to order them from Toshiba?

I also tried to make them but it says it can't access the HDDRECOVERY partition to do so.

I followed the instructions in your firt link but I don't get the recovery pop up on the screen
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01 Dec 2011   #4

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Will your Notebook boot?
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01 Dec 2011   #5

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um, do you mean will it startup and work? yes just really really slow and won't back up to hddrecov.
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01 Dec 2011   #6

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WARNING: Do not add any DATA to the Toshiba HDDRecovery partition, adding DATA to this partition makes the Recovery unusable.
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01 Dec 2011   #7

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ok, guess I had better order those discs. thanks
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