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Factory restore hard drive through another computer


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kevinbsmith14

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I'm using a Toshiba Satellite C-650. I entered the factory recovery mode by pressing "0" upon startup. The factory restore mode continued as it usually does (I had done this a few times before for maintenance). Right after the Warning screen I received an error: f3-fff6-0011. No one on the Toshiba forum was able to identify this error. I am now unable to boot windows in any mode. 
 
What I want to do is take the HDD from the Toshiba, plug it into my Acer and either factory reset the HDD from my Acer or create a factory restore partition from the Acer, and then put the HDD back into the Toshiba. That way the windows copy that is tied to the Toshiba motherboard will still work... if this is possible.
 
Unless of course there is a way to exit the factory restore screen (which I am currently unable to exit on the Toshiba). I am unable to boot to Safe Mode as of the most recent boot attempt. 

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Ztruker

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Contact Toshiba and see if you can order the recovery disc? If so then you can wipe the drive and restore from the recovery disc.

 

What happens if you press and hold 0 again then power on the laptop? Doesn't it start the recovery process over again?


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