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Thread: Can i restore only one partition using the Toshiba recovery disk?

  1. Can i restore only one partition using the Toshiba recovery disk?
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    I need to know if I can only restore just the windows on my primary partition because I donít want to format all my HDD.
    In my second partition I have all my files saved and I donít want to erase them.
    Can someone please tell if I can do this?

  2. Re: Can i restore only one partition using the Toshiba recovery disk?
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    If you have Toshiba Vista recovery DVD then the whole HDD will be formatted and itís not possible to restore the OS only on one partition.
    Therefore you should backup the data always before using this disk

  3. Re: Can i restore only one partition using the Toshiba recovery disk?
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    It depends on model.

    Some recovery CDs provide an 'Expert' Recovery mode, whereby the recovery software will allow you to choose the partition to restore to, without affecting other partitions.

    Let us know your model and we may be able to advise further.

  4. Re: Can i restore only one partition using the Toshiba recovery disk?
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    You are right on the expert recovery mode part but i solved the problem 2 mouths ago :D and it took me 10 minutes,i was afraid to try first :D but it worked.
    thanks anyways :) and the model is satellite L40- 17T and expert recovery mode works very well :D

  5. Re: Can i restore only one partition using the Toshiba recovery disk?
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    I agree with tabby. On older notebook models preinstalled with WXP something like this is possible. Using expert mode installation you can install OS on already existing partition.

    I have found steps posted by Quad on one other thread. Here the copy:

    +If you want to install the OS on existing partition make it on this way:+

    +1) put Recovery CD or DVD in DVD drive+

    +2) pres power button and after that press and hold down C button+
    +3) after short time there is an menu and choose ďExpert modeĒ pressing number 2+
    +4) Approve OK pressing ENTER button+
    +5) Choose LOCAL > PARTITION > FROM IMAGE+
    +6) Look in: must be selected to CD-ROM drive and In the middle window choose GHO file and press ENTER+
    +7) The information about drive will be shown > press ENTER again+
    +8) The local destination drive will be shown > press ENTER again+
    +9) The next window show both partition if you have two of them. On this place you must chose the destination partition (the first one is under Part 1)+
    +10) The OS will be installed on marked partition (you can change it using UP and DOWN buttons)+
    +11) If the partition is selected press ENTER button+
    +12) The small Information window appear with follow content: ďProceed with partition load? Destination partition will be permanently overwritten.Ē+
    +13) Confirm with OK+

  6. Re: Can i restore only one partition using the Toshiba recovery disk?
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    this is great info for others to find :D thanks again !

  7. Re: Can i restore only one partition using the Toshiba recovery disk?
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    also my laptop is not that old and it has vista on it,so it works on mine .I dont know how old is my model ,:D how old can the satellite L40-17T be? i purchased the laptop 5 mouths ago :D

  8. Re: Can i restore only one partition using the Toshiba recovery disk?
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    Oh sorry. This will not work on L40.
    Thatís always the problem that many people do not offer enough info in the first posting and as you can see the whole discussion goes, unfortunately, in wrong direction.

    For L40 I can say for sure that you cannot install OS on already existing partition. Sorry.

  9. Re: Can i restore only one partition using the Toshiba recovery disk?
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    what are u talking about?? i just said that on my L40 - 17T you ca recover in expert mode =))) cuz i did it 2 mouths ago,the thread is over!!!.....ok i love you bye bye !:))

  10. Re: Can i restore only one partition using the Toshiba recovery disk?
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    What are u talking about??
    I just said that on my L40-17T you can recover in expert mode =))) cuz i did it 2 mouths ago.

    The thread is over!!! Ok i love you bye bye! :-)

  11. Re: Can i restore only one partition using the Toshiba recovery disk?
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    what are u talking about?? i just said that on my L40 - 17T you ca recover in expert mode =))) cuz i did it 2 mouths ago,the thread is over!!!.....ok i love you bye bye !:))

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