hope u can help me remove this......I want to reinstall my win 7 from CD. I have tried to follow how to get into the trouble shooting 7 get to boot options but it is not working.
Toshiba Laptop C855D remove Win 8(54 posts)
1. I would make an image of Windows 8 so that you can always go back to it if everything else fails. After all you have paid for it.
2. If you have a Windows 7 retail installation disc with a product key that is not used elsewhere, you can completely wipe the disk (e.g. with Diskpart > Clean in cmd from your installation disc) and then do a normal Windows 7 install.
3. If you get stuck with the UEFI, you may want to consult this thread.
@ Designing5- Everyone on here recommends Macrium Reflect. I did test it and it worked great. I have been using Clonezilla for over 6 years. There are also other imaging software that will do the job. Your choice.
Bad news. I was trying to create a partition on my C: drive. When I restarted my system, I got this blue screen error
What do I do now? It won't let me go to F8 to change my start up settings. I just want to reformat the computer now but I have not been able to change the booting order accurately, I think. I can't imagine how to fix this without your help. Thanks so much in advance!
Did you actually create an additional partition - and how did you do it ?? You may have run into dynamic partitions.
Get the bootable CD Partition Wizard .iso (it is the last entry on the webpage) Burn this to CD (e.g. with ImgBurn) and boot the system with that CD. Then see what you have. If possible take a readable picture of the screen with a camera and post that here.
I was using Partition Magic. Before I could see your magnificent response yesterday, I went ahead and tried to do it. I applied it by hitting the check mark on the program and the laptop restarted (to not start again). By the way, did you see the error message screen that I speak about?
The only other place that I can go to is BIOS, which is where I changed the booting order
@ whs... I did what you suggested but, the CD with the iso that I downloaded from your link did not work. The same blue screen with the same error came up. You got any other suggestions????
Well, I tried to use my installation disc that I burned. I figured that I would just clean install and use my serial later. The problem is that, even though the DVD spins (cause I can hear it), the laptop will not boot up from it and it reverts back to the same blue screen here. I am soooooo frustrated with this because I know it was my fault and I don't know how to get a way around this. I wish that there was a quick way to wipe everything and clean install.... Thanks!
This is the infamous screen that I always end up at:
I would try one of two things to format the disk in the lappie. I would download gparted iso. Burn it to CD as an image. Boot from the CD and format the entire disk. Or just delete all partitions and leave as unallocated space. Then try to install Windows.
The other option is to take the hard drive out of the lappie and attach it to another machine to accomplish the format.
Have you changed your BIOs so your optical device is listed as the first boot option?
If you insert a bootable CD /DVD in your tray and if the BIOS is set correctly then the system should boot to whatever is on your bootable disk you have in the tray while powering up.
As a matter of fact, I have set it up to boot up from the DVD rom. I can feel and hear the disc spinning in the tray but that's about it. The laptop can't read it or something and returns me back to the blue screen with the error. Now, I don't know how to attach it to another machine to boot it that way, unless you (presence1960) are talking through a network. Then again, I don't know how to do that either...
The Win8 USB should be an Installation copy IF the DVD is a Full Copy of Windows 8 and not just a Restore disc.
I'm still trying to figure out what you are attempting to do.
I thought you wanted the machine converted to Windows 7 ??
That was my original idea. I'm just trying to install either OS on it because right now, it's not working anyway. I don't care if it will be Windows 7 or 8.
I actually thought that I could install w8 and convert it to w7 later.
You will have to install the Machine Device Drivers manually.
There are many variations of the C855D model so you will need the complete model number before downloading the drivers from the support page.
Also you need to prepare the computer hard drive first using Win RE/PE and diskpart.
I thought you were going to use Windows 7 and then prepare the hard drive using Dispart first.
I guess now just try to format the complete drive during the Win8 install process.
I'm gonna try to do this tonight. I just wanted to say that, you have NO IDEA how much I appreciate your help. I've been going crazy over this problem. I thank you so much from the bottom of my heart!<3
Good night for now.... Bye!! :)
Good morning! I have been able to boot up my laptop with the usb stick and my Windows 7 installation disc. Then problem that I ran into is that I can neither repair, refresh or restore from the menu. I can however go to cmd prompt but don't know how to fix my problem from there.
I was unable to clean install W8 because it jumps from asking for the initial setup to a dialog saying that I typed a wrong password. I never had to option to type it in this time. So, I need to quit set up.
I have also tried to clean install Windows 7 but when there is no usable partition. Even though I chose the primary partition with 297 GB. it tells me that it's not usable because it's of the GPT partition style. How can I fix that? Once again, thanks in advance!
(My first choice would be to restore Windows 8 because I don't have the serial number and I would lose it if I reformat)
( If W8 fix fails, then I would need to know how to create a partition for it)
What O/S are you really trying to install. You can't just keep trying to go from Win8 to win7 without preparing your hdd.
You will also need the correct mobo drivers. Those drivers should have been on your recovery partition. If that partition is destroyed then you need to go the mfg website and input your model and serial or product number and download all the drivers for both Win7 and Win8 so you have the correct drivers for the O/S you finally decide to install. Once you download all your drivers burn them to a disk so you have them ready.
Once that is done you will need to check your partitions and format your "C" drive to NTFS. Then start from scratch again.
Lol!! Sorry Rick for being an echo. This is getting to be a long thread. I read germ-x's last post and decided to look for myself on toshiba's page. He may be able to get 7 to work, but after all the trouble already best bet is to go with 8 which is a guarantee.
Ya, need to use Windows 7 or Win RE/PE Diskpart and prepare the hard drive.
I think one can even do it With a Windows 8 Full Installation DVD or USB.
Then can Clean Install Windows 8.
After that can load in the Machine Drivers.
Many steps in the process but simple to do.
A walk through on the forum is almost impossible unless an OP has some previous knowledge base.
My mom bought the laptop online from Amazon and can't send it back. I can't afford to take it in for repair either.
I have decided to stick to whatever OS that you suggest. If Windows 8 is the best to do this, I'll stick to that, however, I will still need directions as far as the cmd Prompts that will be needed. I wonder if there is a tutorial to follow to do this. Once again, I will stick to ANY OS, as long as I get my laptop to work again.
Please Tell me what steps to take to get Windows 8 to work. I'm willing to spend ALL day following those "many steps" in order do this. Last night, I changed a BIOS setting: In System configuration, I changed UEFI to CMS Boot and I was finally able to boot from the USB and CD. Thanks guys!
If your mom purchased it for a Christmas gift then it should still be under warranty from the mfg.
If all fails you can contact Toshiba and get them to honor the warranty. Explain you cannot do a factory recovery / restore because the restore image is corrupt. They might send you free setup disks.
One other thought, if you were attempting to recover your win8 image from the recovery partition after attempting to install win7 there might be a problem with the MBR.
First you need to download all Win8 drivers from the mfg website.
Then as Rick pointed out you need to prepare your HDD using the win8 installation disk or other software.
If you have doubts than I would suggest Partition Wizard since it has a windows interface and might be a little easier to use
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