I've purchased an L850 Satellite laptop, have used it for about 2 hours. Next time i booted it up, the error ""Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We're just collecting info, and then we'll restart for you. (0% complete)" in a blue screen appeared.
It gave me a couple of options using the F8 key, that did nothing; it only blinked the screen when i pressed the F8 key, or any other F-key for all that matters.
Changing de Booting options in the bios, i was able to boot up a Windows 7 booteable DVD and to my surprise i found that the hard drive had no partitions...at all (when it should have 2 maybe 3 partitions and some blank space right?).
Of course, i couldn't also burn the recovery DVDs because i wasn't able to go back to windows, and when i tried to boot from a Windows 8 customer preview DVD, the same error occurred, over and over again.
I am now using the computer on Windows 7 that i've installed, but i would really like to go back to the original windows 8 copy that came with the computer....or at least being able to install maybe another copy of Windows 8 of my own.
Should anyone help me, i would really appreciate it.
Sorry if my English is not good enough, it's not my primary language.
I think you have installed Win 7 on the HDD. Right?
This means that Win 8 is not available anymore… it looks like you could not create the recovery disk containing the Win 8 too… so I see just one option for you to get Win 8:
You have to order the Recovery disk from here: http://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx
But there is a still one open question: why the BSOD appeared?
It could be a system problem or an hardware issue but I cannot say for sure what’s exactly wrong… I think that you will need to contact an service if the Win 8 installation would not fix it…