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can i recover my system without a disk


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i have a toshiba satellite a105 s2101 and i want to do a system recovery and dont have the disk, and can't download or burn a disk, i have tried to use the shut down and hold zero(0) when starting pc but that didnt work can anyone help???
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i have a toshiba satellite a105 s2101 and i want to do a system recovery and dont have the disk, and can't download or burn a disk, i have tried to use the shut down and hold zero(0) when starting pc but that didnt work can anyone help???


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To access the Toshiba recovery partition, power off the laptop. Hold down the 0 (zero) key and turn the laptop on. Keep holding down the zero key until the TOSHIBA logo appears, where you should start tapping the zero key repeatedly. Stop if the unit beeps or when the TOSHIBA logo disappears. The screen should flash ** HDD RECOVERY MODE ** for a split second, then load the Toshiba recovery program right from the hard drive.
If that does not work then do this
Click Start > Run and type diskmgmt.msc in the Open: line and click OK, now see if you hidden partion is listed there. TP

Edited by trig, 25 August 2010 - 08:10 PM.

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tried 2 do the holding then tapping zero button but didnt work i also did the process to find the partion and it showed 2 different files,,can i run those
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Go back to disk management Click Start > Run and type diskmgmt.msc in the Open: line and click OK
Now hit the Print Screen key on the keyboard. Open up microsoft Paint and go to EDIT and click Paste. Save this file as a JPEG file on your desktop. Upload the picture here and let me see if it is the hidden partiton. I will check back tomorrow for your post. JP
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How old is your Toshiba?
I believe, that at some point (around 2007), they stopped shipping laptops with recovery partition.
Instead....

1. Click Start

2. Select All Programs

3. Select Recovery Disc 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

Edited by Broni, 26 August 2010 - 04:19 PM.

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here is what u asked for.

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Broni suggestion will work but not sure how it can do it on a system that has many infections. If you would have done what he said the day you recieved your pc then it would be easy.
I do not see the partition with the operating system on it. The one that shows is probably a diagnostics type partition. Most hidden partition's with operating systems on them have 3 to 5 gigs of space used and yours is only in the 300 meg range. You will probably need to order the restore cd/dvd from Toshiba.

Edited by trig, 26 August 2010 - 10:46 AM.

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Judging by that screenshot, you do not have a recovery partition.
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thanks everyone for help.
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Keep us posted :)
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