I have difficulties re-installing my Win7 on a Satellite L555 Laptop.
Last week I cought a "system check" virus, which allegedly could be removed by anti virus-software and a trojan remover. But to make sure that infection is without any residue I wish to format the HDD and re-install Win7.
Having an original Toshiba recovery-disc I hoped for an easy installation, but neither changing the BIOS-settings (inspite of the changed settings it booted normally via HDD instead of recovery disc) nor a Windows based recovery turned out successful. In the latter case I was told no valid Windows installation disc would have been found -despite having the recovery disc inserted and retrying it several times. Drive and disc are fine, I coul access them through Windows.
What can I do now? Why does Windows not accept the original recovery disc?
Additional Info: I had the HDD changed a few weeks ago, the new one came via snail-mail and I could easily install Win7 on it - from that very recovery CD that is now denoted by "invalid"...
Why does Windows not accept the original recovery disc?
In the whole story this question confuses me. Why should Windows accept recovery disc?
Start your notebook and press F12 several times. You will enter boot menu. Put recovery disc into optical disc drive. In the menu choose CD/DVD drive and press ENTER.
thank your for your answer.
That is exactly the Question: I changed the boot-setting, still it boots as usual. That´s my main problem.
The recovery-disc is original and mint. A friend suggested it might have to do with the changed HDD, which I cannot imagine due to the fact that the current Win7 stems from an installation from that very disc.
Any idea? (I´ll retry again when back from work...)
It has nothing to do with HDD. You can exchange HDD but it has nothing to do with recovery disc functionality.
Do you use this disc for the first time now?
Is this original Toshiba disc or you have created it alone using preinstalled Toshiba recovery disc creator?
no, as said before, I installed Win7 on that changed HDD that is still in there. And yes, it is the original CD that came with the Satellite.
(I tried it several times now, the CD is in the drive, boot settings are changed to CD-R, but it still boots ordinarily via HDD. But it is not the CD-drive, I can access CDs, watch DVD etc)