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Windows 7: How to reinstall windows on new HDD using Toshiba recovery media

22 Aug 2014   #1

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How to reinstall windows on new HDD using Toshiba recovery media

My old HDD got fried, but thankfully a friend had the same laptop (Toshiba satelite c660d) running windows 7 and kindly made me a recovery USB with toshiba recovery media creator.
Next I put in a new HDD (an old working 80gb that i had laying around) and booted up. It went through to the toshiba restore utility and it formatted the HDD but then a short while after starting to copy the files the screen said that there was not enough room on the disk.
Plugging the HDD to another computer I found that the utility created three partitions on the disk (400mb, 78gb and 900mb) the 900 mb (labled recovery partition) had been populated almost fully with files.
I tried expanding the 900mb partition but i was unable to.
Next I erased the 900mb partition and created a new 10gb partition, however when I tried to install again it just reformatted again creating a small 900mb partition - back to square 1!

Most of what i could see on the various forums spoke about re-installing over an existing os but not much about using a new HDD. I saw something about pressing 0 when switching on but it doesnt do anything for me.

Can anyone help???

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