In my opinion, and I regret that if I am correct it is NOT good information
This from your previous topic where Amlak and rshaffer61 were helping you, may well be the cause of some of the problems
Original disk for which the slipstream was made was a torrented HomeBasic/HomePremium/Ultimate
That is from this topic
Two issues come to my mind
1. Creating partitions on an OEM computer is always a risk.
On many OEM machines the HDD is already parttioned, but one of the partitions is hidden and contains the means to recover to factory condition - which in the case of this computer - was accomplished I think by the use of the provided
Toshiba Recovery DiskCreator,
Toshiba HDD recovery.
Recovery disc which then
allowed you to access the hidden partition on the HDD.
There is every possibility that by creating a partition on which to install VIsta WITH as I read it the torrented download of the installation disc, slipstreamed to include the SP, means that your system is now ONLY going to be fixed with a clean install
Because of the way Vista installs and the Boot Configuration Data, as against the old boot.ini on XP a parallel install can only be made on a separate partition, it cannot be installed on simply a differently named directory as XP could, and therefore of course you had no choice but to create the partition by taking the path of the parallel install
Also and I will stand corrected it is my understanding that this
"Windows Vista Activation Tool Kit 2.2
is basically - software to circumvent the requirements of WGA - Windows genuine Advantage - in otherwords a "crack" for activating non-licensed software.
PLEASE NOTE IF I AM WRONG I APOLOGISE NOW
So in short if I am correct and bearing in mind that you say this
Clarify: I do NOT want to bypass activation. I DO want to return this computer to a state that is usable, preferably without losing personal files on Drive E.
although I feel we cannot help with the actual problem itself - other than to advise that you obtain the disc from Toshiba or if they no longer supply the reinstallation disc, from one of the offerings on the web, as to recovering your data use this.
Follow the guide, make the CD using the suggested BurnCDDC, as it is an ISO, then boot from the CD, if necessary changing the boot priority order.
I have notified my good colleague rshaffer61, who was helping before, so that he as Moderator may review my opinions.
I have NOT checked your specific computer but this may assist
with your eventual attempt to recover, although as I said - the chance is slim