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Windows 7: A $433 paperweight??

12 Feb 2010   #11
coosemaker

W7 premium
 
 

electrotune1200 You might have a recovery partition. They are usually protected and pretty hard to delete sometimes.

Hold down 0 (Zero) while you turn the computer on. If it loads to a recovery partition you're good to go.


Tried that,recoverey hdd flashed up on a black screen
so fast barely had time to read it.

Didn't go in to recovery mode.

Did it what's it been doing ever since i erased HD
Grey screen with error message

error f3- f100-0004

please press(ok) to turn off pc

I can get into bios mode ok

There has to be a way to fix this.


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12 Feb 2010   #12
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Another thread on this very forum with that same error message...Also a toshiba product
https://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...-up-error.html
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12 Feb 2010   #13
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I would be nice if you could get a picture of the current condition. Partition Wizard will boot and allow you to look at the partitions on the drive. But it does not appear to give you a picture you could post, of course a digital camera would.

It does, however have a Partition recovery option which I have never used, but you may think about if nothing else works.

GParted does have a "take photo" option.

Anyway, if you could get a picture for us it might help.

I do agree with the others, you should have been given a recovery DVD, or had a recovery partition on the drive, unless you deleted it.
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12 Feb 2010   #14
coosemaker

W7 premium
 
 

Hi
I don't have another pc to download p/wizard

I can get into safe mode dos commands

Will that help?

Thanks guys for all your help?
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12 Feb 2010   #15
coosemaker

W7 premium
 
 

Toshiba are going to send me a free disk

They were asking $24-95
It pays to haggle!

Thanks again to everyone who tried to help me.

Great forum!
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12 Feb 2010   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by coosemaker View Post
Toshiba are going to send me a free disk

They were asking $24-95
It pays to haggle!

Thanks again to everyone who tried to help me.

Great forum!

LOL, I had the same situation with HP once. But after "discussions", they sent me a free one too. Glad to see that you are on the path to recovery.
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12 Feb 2010   #17
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

One tip for this type of issue - if you use something like Gparted or Partition wizard's, boot disk you can often see the recovery partition - if you set this partition as active the recovery will sometimes start on re-boot even when the recovery options are missing from a normal boot, (EG. after installing a new OS that re-writes the boot sector of the system disk). This has worked for me on many occasions
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