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Toshiba Satellite L500 Recovery

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by leachim, Jul 9, 2013.

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  1. leachim

    leachim Thread Starter

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    I have this laptop with 3 Partitions

    The main partition got corrupted and apparently wiped so all windows folders have been deleted and a low level format carried out

    I still have the recovery sector

    Just wondering how to reinstall it back onto the main partition

    I tried F8 and it took me to a screen to choose language but after that it said "You must log in to access system recovery options"

    I guess user data has been wiped from the main partition ?

    Are there any other keys to press on startup to access the Recovery partition ?

    Thanks
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Probably. What are the instructions on documentation that may have come with the PC or on Toshiba's web site? Same as How do I restore my Toshiba Satellite back to factory settings??

    Of course, if you bothered to create your set of Recovery DVDs (or CDs) you can use that.
     
  3. leachim

    leachim Thread Starter

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    Sadly no joy - holding ZERO doesnt work

    What I have done is install a copy of Wins 7 Prem from an iso from digitalriver

    Wouldnt recognize the key on the laptop sticker though

    Seems to work ok, but am concerned about activation - have had no warnings about so many days left.....

    The recovery sector is still on the HDD from previous instalation but I can't access it on startup
     
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    There is no "Wins 7 Prem." What Windows version is on the COA sticker?
     
  5. leachim

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    OK

    The sticker is badly rubbed

    But I am sure it says Windows 7 Home Prem
     
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