how to create a recovery disk for a toshiba from a different computer (hp preferred)?

MFLLoveras

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My toshiba satellite l55 crashed, and I wasn't able to make a recovery disk. After wiping the hard drive, now I'm getting a message of checking media, and then a no bootable device -- please restart system.
 

R4lNM4N

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It's not seeing the drive. If it did, the message would be "no OS found." You may need a new hard drive.

All a "recovery disc" is... is a Windows installation disc. You can use any installation disc of the same edition that is associated with your product key. Your product key is on the bottom of that laptop and probably reads "Windows 7 Home Premium" and lists the product key.

If you don't have a Windows installation disc,

1) download a Windows ISO here https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows7

2) Burn the ISO onto a usb drive with one of the following tools:

http://www.isotousb.com/ <---I like this one
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/windows-usb-dvd-download-tool

3) After confirming you have a known good drive to install on, install Windows from the USB "recovery disc" that you just created with one of those tools by booting to it

Here's an installation tutorial for windows 7 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pf408Rkc5IA
 

NerdyComputerGuy

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Evening,

If you wiped the drive then that means there is no Operating System on the drive which means the hard drive isn't going to boot into anything.

You can see if you can look on eBay for a spare toshiba recovery disk, I'm sure there is one on there or you can purchase a copy of Windows 7 (or whatever OS you were using on the computer before all of this pa lava) and then re-download / install the drivers off of the TOSHIBA website.

Let me know how you get on.

Many thanks,
 

R4lNM4N

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It's not seeing the drive. If it did, the message would be "no OS found." You may need a new hard drive.

All a "recovery disc" is... is a Windows installation disc. You can use any installation disc of the same edition that is associated with your product key. Your product key is on the bottom of that laptop and probably reads "Windows 7 Home Premium" and lists the product key.

If you don't have a Windows installation disc,

1) download a Windows ISO here https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows7

2) Burn the ISO onto a usb drive with one of the following tools:

http://www.isotousb.com/ <---I like this one
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/windows-usb-dvd-download-tool

3) After confirming you have a known good drive to install on, install Windows from the USB "recovery disc" that you just created with one of those tools by booting to it

Here's an installation tutorial for windows 7 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pf408Rkc5IA
 
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