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How can i get a toshiba recovery CD [Solved/Closed]

Pishyali 2Posts Friday February 13, 2009Registration date February 14, 2009 Last seen - Latest answer on Dec 4, 2012 07:54PM
Hi, I own a Toshiba Satellite a105-S2141 And I cant turn the computer on any more it goes to this blue screen .... but thats not the problem ive gotten that b4 and the Recovery Disk Fixed it
I lost the Cd, Well I didnt my mom did
And I really need this computer back
Ive gone to
And tried to look... well I couldnt find it so can any one tell me Real ways to acutally get a recovery Disk? WITH OUT PAYING MONEY OR GOING ANY WHERE like some where from on line or w/e
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New computers manufactured in from mid 2007 are no longer provided with recovery disks for your operating system. This is because your recovery media is now built into a hidden partition on your Hard Disk Drive. You can access this following these instructions.

If you would like to have a backup of this, you may create this by using your Recovery Disk Creator. This will allow you to create a copy of the files on the recovery partition on disk.

1. Click Start

2. Select All Programs

3. Select Recovery Disc Creator.

Recovery Disk Creator

4. Within the Recovery Disc Creator select Create

5. When prompted enter the first blank DVD and select Ok

6. When prompted enter the second blank DVD and select Ok

Further Troubleshooting

My computer came with a set of recovery disks and I need to replace these.

If your computer was shipped with a recovery disk and you need to replace it; you may purchase this from Toshiba by calling the Technical Support line on 13 30 70 (Australia) and 0800 445 439 (New Zealand).

Please note that replacement discs are chargeable at $66.00 (AUD) including GST and shipping. You will need to provide your Toshiba Serial Number and your Windows������® Prduct Key for this service. This information can be found on the base of your computer.

Toshiba Australia & New Zealand cannot create and/or distribute discs for international machines.

jimeeb- Apr 26, 2010 11:01AM
anon. try to deglue thy lips from the pc companies asses. 2cents to make a dvd? when is the last time you purchased blank dvd's?
blah blah black sheep- Apr 30, 2010 12:16PM
Anon, you realize the avg computer user has no clue they have to create a recovery disk. Current person I'm refurb'ing comp for just used it until the HDD broke. The recovery partition is inaccessible. Customer didn't realize they had to make a recovery disk. They just used the comp. Toshiba should realize this and just give folks the recovery cd's. OR ... give them as a free torrent/download online. That would make MY job easier, as I could just dl them, burn to CD, and install using the cust's OEM key on the bottom of the lappy. But NOOooooo...they had to switch to a "recovery partition" BS, so when the HDD borks (as all Toshiba's have a tendancy to do quickly), you're pretty much screwed. Great.
groug- May 9, 2010 08:17PM
if you turn off the laptop and when you turn it back and hold down 0 key while it powers up you can restore it to out of the box specs
EJR- Jun 8, 2010 05:25PM
Thanks 'groug' for the tip about holding down the 0 key, worked perfectly and the laptop is back up and running :))
tginmn- Jun 9, 2010 02:33PM
WOW just like new and the Geek Squad wanted $199 - 70 for warranty credit.. Thanks!!!!!!!!
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Access the hidden O/S partition - hold down the power button for 10 seconds to make sure unit is off. Hold down 0 key and power on. Follow prompts to restore to factory settings.

Christa Reinhard- Jun 3, 2010 05:05PM
Oh my lord, thank you so much for posting that, Binary King! My computer is now working fine.. I cannot honestly thank you enough. :)
Spenser G.- Oct 25, 2012 07:28PM
worked perfectly! thank you for posting this!
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Toshiba won't sent a replacement, and Microsoft will redirect you to the manufacturer. I am having a major problem getting a Vista 32 bit disc, even though I have a completely legal key to use in the program. My computer won't even start for me to get the backup from the partition, and of course I didn't even know that was possible until it was too late.

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Try this:

1. Turn the computer on, uplug the adaptor.
2. Leave the adaptor unplugged until the PC power light goes off.
3. Turn the computer on again a couple of time to make certain the battery is depleted.
4. Plug in the power adaptor.
5. Reboot (POR)


Fong- Oct 21, 2009 03:16AM
Hi, guys I got a big problem here with my laptop. I try to recovery it but when I on the half way of recovering my little bro go and press the power buttom. And I try to reopen my laptop it say some file missing and there is an error. it need my administrator cd / installation cd but I dont have it. how can I recovery it?
Astral Archangel- Jun 15, 2010 06:45PM
JUst repeat the same Recovery process.
yiyoyoya- Dec 4, 2012 07:54PM
Turn off your computer and hold 0, then turn it back on while holding it for 10 seconds and it should go to the recovery thing again, I had an error as well but it looks like its working, good luck :)
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I needed it too, finally I found it on toshiba America website support here :

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you can download and/or order all recovery disk from the Microsoft website. I personally would not use a 3rd party site to download from as you never know what the will have included in the install files.

For XP users

Every type of computer can use these disk as a recovery disk, though sometimes getting all your drivers up 2 date can be a task, this is that fastest and safest way to get your recover disk for all operating systems.

DJ Smurf

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Head here:

If your using xp you can use the MS website to download all windows recovery cd's

You can also stop the computer from doing an auto restart that way it will stop when the blue screen appears, so you can see what error you are getting. Once we know the blue screen error we can help you with why your having the problem, you may not even need a recovery, let me know and I will walk you through the steps to do this.

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I have a satellite PRO it ok if I buy the A300 series cd?
and when I bought my notebook I had windows vista business...and if I buy in one of the site that you wrote it's just home premium?

anonymous- Sep 18, 2009 09:51AM
Satellite PRO A300 Series is NOT the same than A300 Series They are NOT compatible Look one says "PRO"
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I have one too and lost everything. I could not get a recover cd without paying. I just got a free Suse 11 live cd from Linux Magazine so cost was $9.00. I now am running Suse live and installed it on my Toshiba satellite laptop. Now you can install any Linux. For you Window user Ubunto is Window friendly.

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i would like to get this pc back to factory settings

lealou- Jun 7, 2010 12:31PM
HI. anything like back to factory settings just go to system restore then to a very late date so you wont have to pay money for someone else to do it. I used to do that all the time. just make sure the files you want to save are on disk.
hope that helps anyone
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