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Wont let me Restore!!!!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by SmokeEater85911, Oct 1, 2008.

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  1. SmokeEater85911

    SmokeEater85911 Thread Starter

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    messing around with some other stuff I messed my system up pretty bad.. no biggie though I saved my importants on my external, just reformat reinstall whatever and all is good..

    well.. I tried to run my toshiba recovery cd (the one that comes WITH my laptop) and I picked to erase the HDD and restore to factory settings and then I got this error:

    ERROR: 20-0472-0000 Data Deletion Error

    and it says to press OK to restart.. it wont let me recover, or restore or anything... please help!!
     
  2. ekim68

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    How did you reformat? And, what options did your Toshiba CD give, and is/was there a restore partition?
     
  3. SmokeEater85911

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    it gives me the options to either remove everything, partitions and all, to just do a restore, backup etc..

    the thing is, I had another OS on it, and I some how messed up the partitions..right now the hdd SHOULD be blank..

    plz help
     
  4. SmokeEater85911

    SmokeEater85911 Thread Starter

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    here's the whole disk Map

    Toshiba Recovery Wizard

    - Recovery of Factory Default Software -> errors
    - Erase the hard disk -> errors
    System Recovery Options
    -> searches for windows installation (but it doesnt find any)
    - Startup Repair (doesnt do anything)
    - System Restore (doesnt do anything)
    - Windows complete pc restore (doesnt do anything)
    - Windows memory diagnostic tool (doesnt pertain to what I need)
    - Command Prompt
    - Toshiba Recovery Wizard (links back to the wizard)
     
  5. ekim68

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    What Toshiba model?...Let's see what they have to offer..
     
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