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Unable to load vista recovery to new HDD


Hoodie

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Computer - Toshiba L350-170 Cpu 2GHz 2Gb RAM. Initially failed to boot. Checked in Bios - No HDD listed. Relaced with Toshiba (new & sealed)MK2555GSX sata2.Now listed in Bios. Loaded Vista recovery disk---"windows loading files" Got to RECOVERY UTILITY--select language---Next Now Dos box RECGUI -- ERROR:CreateFile\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0 the system cannot find the file specified When OK'd-- Hard disk drive is not accessible or bad raid configuration Help!!!

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woodchip

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As he says you need to load the Sata Drivers for the Hard Drive first from a Floppy disc

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Hoodie

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Thanks to all who took time to look at my problem ! The outcome was that the new HDD was faulty! On purchasing and fitting same I was then able to load the vista op system using the recovery disks I had burned to two DVDs at the time of accepting delivery of laptop as advised by toshiba. Thanks again, Hoodie

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