Yep, I registered with the Toshiba Forum and I spent the better part of today reading and coping the things to do.
Tried everything the manual said to do and still nothing worked out. Just ordered the Recovery Discs from Toshiba.
PS lookout, I have knowledge that I did not have before and I am dangerous. ha ha
Return Satellite A665 S6050 to Out of Box State
10-05-2014 01:29 PM - edited 10-05-2014 02:40 PM
When I try to return my Laptop to Out of Box State, I get as far as the Partician and wait and wait...
I have 5 discs that I was using as my initial backup when I first bought the laptop. It sometimes
asks for a disc and it just takes a short spin and spits it out. What can I do? Have already spent
hours trying all the tricks that people have suggested and I have learned much from it, but no
success so far.
PS What headed me down this road was, I accidently installed my Desktop Recovery Disk into my Laptop. Duh Report Inappropriate Content
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Posts: 39,575 Re: Return Satellite A665 S6050 to Out of Box State
10-05-2014 03:31 PM Satellite A665-S6050
You can obtain a new set of discs from Toshiba. Scroll down to Get Recovery Media here.
For instructions, see the section Restoring from recovery DVDs/media, which begins on p. 73 of the User's Guide. Satellite A660 Series User’s Guide
My question and his answer. Sorry I don't know how to link Really like my Toshiba until I blew it up.
You were not asking the right question.
I asked you to ask the question of how to re-install Windows 7.
You should have told them that you have the bootable installation DVD but you don't know how to proceed.
Ask them if you need to go to BIOS to change the boot order or not.
If yes, how ?
If no, what is the next step to reinstall.
I am not sure if your set of recovery disks is going to work at all, because you "friend" has messed up your computer by installing a Win 7 Pro 32 bit which I suspect is a counterfeit copy.
The best approach is to re-install back to the proper version.
You can try when the set of recovery disks arrive.
He may have a legal copy that he used, I am not sure. Anyway I will have to wait until I get the discs. Thanks be back when I get them. His mother passed away and not a good time to bring up the subject as the funeral is tomorrow.
His main aim was to get me to the point that I was able to get online with wifi so I could get it back to win7 64 bit.
I mentioned that your recovery disks may not work because, I would assume you have ordered a set of recovery disks for Home Premium 64-bit.
Your computer is presently installed with Win 7 Pro 32-bit.
Will the computer accept the disks ? I don't think so.
I wanted the computer back to its win7 64 bit. When he took it, I was not able to go on the internet and he fixed it to do that but I was not satisfied to have it in win 7 pro 32 bit.. So I did something to do away with his OS.
I did not know what he had done to it until I checked it out, all he said it was fixed. I was not happy about it.
To get rid of his OS. is why I did what I did, trying a re-install or whatever you call it.