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How to Backup Select Programs and Files on my Toshiba Satellite Before Reinstall

Q: How to Backup Select Programs and Files on my Toshiba Satellite Before Reinstall

Hello and thank you so much for checking out my question I m trying to backup many select programs and files audio video and documents I own a Toshiba Satellite bought in which uses Windows XP and other files that came standard I have added many many programs and files to my PC since that time I would like to create a backup of most but not all of these programs and files Then I would like to restore my on Reinstall Programs Satellite Files and Toshiba my How Select to Backup Before computer to its original condition I m hoping that this process will take all of the little bugs and snails out of my daily struggle with this machine I m also hoping that this will help me to use the brand new iPod I bought weeks ago that has stopped working with itunes and has not been fixed by any of the solutions I found on How to Backup Select Programs and Files on my Toshiba Satellite Before Reinstall the iPod help site - but that s another story Here is one of the ineffective results of my exhaustive search I have found information on how to use the XP backup program found on the Windows XP CD Unfortunately however I don t have that CD because my computer came with XP already installed I DO have the CD that came with my Toshiba Satellite called quot Toshiba Recovery and Applications Drivers DVD Instructions quot The problem is that it seems like using this CD will erase all of the new files and programs I have on my computer What is the absolute best way to backup these select files without having to go out and buy new CDS or other products How do I go about using that Toshiba CD afterwards I ve spent hours - even DAYS - trying to find this information Although I love my computer the Toshiba site has done little to nothing to make this common process clear I thought this would be a simple application but it s clear that I really don t know what I m doing - AND that doing this backup and restore is WAY too important for me to play around Thank you so much for taking the time to help me - I really really need it All the best Linnea American living in Italy nbsp

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A: How to Backup Select Programs and Files on my Toshiba Satellite Before Reinstall

1. Norton Ghost, Nero Backup or other backup utilities, some are free as well.. these type of backup is taking a image snapshot, and some of them can take just snapshots of a certain folder/groups/drives/files (selective backup). Once backed up, you may need to reinstall teh programs or re add their registry keys, file associations etc (if you know what they are, easyer just reinstalling..). Media to backup to can be tape, cd/dvd, anohter hdd, network storage etc...

2. the toshiba cd is just like a windows xp cd, but only for that certain laptop, and does a full wipe and reinstall of the OS plus its customised software and drivers.. if you dont want those customised software, then just use a retail winxp cd and use the licence key on the bottom of the laptop.. but i havn;t tried that before...

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Hi....
My laptop: toshiba satellite l550 ... The part no. Is PSLWSA-01000Q

OS: Win 7 32 bit Professional.

Problem: let me give you an overview of my laptop.... It was very slow until recently I did a system restore ... It is a laptop with fans that rev all the time and has the ability to overheat and shutoff once the laptop gets to about 105 degrees celsius.
My problem today is that I cannot boot the computer past the BIOS ... all the components within the boot menu fail to boot... These consist of in order of my boot settings.

1. P1-Toshiba MK5055GSX
2. P4-MASHITADVDRAM UJ890AS
3. Floppy
4. Realtek Boot Agent
When I clicked to try boot the Realtek Boot Agent an error message came up https://www.dropbox.com/s/1unhqan3mrszmlt/2015-07-19 18.08.14.jpg?dl=0

When I press enter on each of these in the boot menu the tells me the part has failed. Please Help me I would like to fix this issue.
 

A:Toshiba Satellite L550 problem

I am planning to buy a new LT but I'm not quiet sure what's the best one. What is good about Toshiba?
 

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A:Sharing printer and files between win 7 and win 8.1 computers

If the printer has Ethernet support, connect it to the router and then use Add Printer as a Network printer on every PC (ie not directly connected to any PC) and at least that will solve one issue. Remember to get the correct print driver for each system; Win/7 vs Win/8.

I'll surf for the sharing issue and post back ...
 

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A:USB drive doesn't show my files

Have you tried the same USB on a different pc? If not, do so.
 

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I posted this under networking, because I doubt that it is a hardware related problem.
The numbers go some like this. 8gb of RAM = 20gb of download -> cap -> restart -> ram clear -> restore download. And the RAM gets used oddly like its ment to behave like this. Does it store something on the way?

It isnt actually a problem, my friend can cope with it. But I as a builder of the PC would really like to solve this. I have never encountered such memory behavior with downloads before.

Screencaps of the situation available when I get home from work.

cheers
m
 

A:RAM capping while downloading large files

Does the machine have an anti-virus installed? And if so, does memory usage have the same effect with or without active scanning?

When monitoring Task Manager, which process is using the memory allotment that appears to be accumulating? Killing the process should clear memory usage by that process.

Forgive me as I beat around the bush, not really knowing what to say.
 

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A:Toshiba L745 says plugged in charging but battery continues to drain

I would suggest that you replace that battery, especially if it is over a year old
 

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A:Upgrading My Toshiba Satellite e55-a5114 Laptop

koesherbacon said:





My questions are:

I. One or more of my USB ports are USB 3.0. How do I determine which are USB 2.0 and which are high-speed USB 3.0?Click to expand...

not hard, but mapping which slot on the box is v2 - v3 was my issue



II. Is there any reason that my BIOS won?t allow me to upgrade from my current 1TB HDD to a 2TB HDD I just bought and received in the mail?Click to expand...

that would work BUT you need a fresh install and don't forget the system drivers



III. What?s the best way for me to clone my current 1TB HDD onto my new 2TB HDD? I have a number of Disk utility apps on my computer already, but if you recommend something else, I?ll use it instead. Once it?s cloned, do I have to do anything special in order to get it to work? Or can I simply swap out the HDDs and it?ll boot right up? If I'm planning on cloning my current Windows 8.1 and putting some Linux distros on it, in what order should I clone & install?Click to expand...

This solves the prior question - - clone it. I would clone anyway possible and after the fact, resize the C: partition



IV. Can I add more RAM to my laptop even though the official website about my Toshiba Laptop specifically says ?MEMORY: 6GB DDR3L 1600MHz (Memory is not user replaceable)? If that?s just an idle warning, how much RAM can this computer take? What?s the upper-limit to the amount of RAM? How much would you recommend that would give a boost to speed but also inexpensive and made by a trustworthy?Click to expand...

not user replaceable means what it says - - it's sodered to the MB and there may not even be slots for memory



V. I?m going to make this new 2HD HDD run multiple OSes including Windows 8.1 and 1-4 Linux distros. How much space should I reserve for each Linux distro?s mountpoints? If I make one partition and label it as ?/home?, will all my Linux distros be able to use it? I?d really like to have quite a few different Linux OSes on this computer because I want to learn how to use it better!
Remember, you can only have FOUR primary extensions and within one you can have several Logical Prtns. Most Linux distros have a bootable CD to try-it before you install.
Saves lots of work and time Click to expand...


 

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A:Files in one folder on Ext.HDD don't show - not hidden

And we should play 20 questions as to WHICH directory??
 

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Slower response indicates the issue of bad memory allocation which is related with multitasking.
 

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A:Toshiba laptop turning off but OK when in safe mode.

I would suspect the graphic card driver, or that the screen resolution is set too high.
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I would also run 'sfc /scannow', to try to correct any simple Windows O/S problems.
Best source for the drivers would be Toshiba's site.
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A:My Toshiba is making a clicking noise through audio out put

Could be a failing hard drive...
 

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As the laptop's only a year old the original battery should be fine and not need replacing. Also if it won't run from the AC power only something is wrong. Look for your receipt and if it's still under guarantee take the laptop back.
 

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A:Automatic mirror or copy of files for backup purposes

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update foo.txt => mirror:foo.txt
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A:"Reboot and select proper boot device"

Just installed newest BIOS, it didn't help.

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A:Toshiba Satellite shutting down

..."I took it apart, gave it a goo d clean"...Did you remove the CPU fan(s) or heat-sink assembly?
 

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A:What files should go to SSD and what goes to HDD?

At 4G+ a game you wouldn't be able to install many games before filling up a small SSD. I hope you purchased a large SSD.

You can't just move folders to move applications. If you want them on HDD, you will need to install them to HDD. You do this by selecting the HDD during installation as a destination. If you simply move the folder, you will break registry entries and links all through the system.

I'm the opposite as I've installed all my applications to SSD, except for Virtual Machines and Email. All my games are installed to HDD.
 

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We're running on Windows 7, have intel-Centrino Winax adapters. It isn't the router either btw, as we have another laptop that stays connected perfectly fine. Tried toshiba support, but since the warranty is out they wanna charge us, but the tech guy did say something about changing settings, just not sure what settings he was talking abou

Any help would be greatly appreciated, and any more info you need just let me know how to get to it and I'll post. Thanks!
 

A:Toshiba Laptop randomly disconnects and reconnects every couple minutes.. Tried everything

You may have to invest in one of these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833315091
 

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A:Recover files from external drive

To recover data you can install Pandora Recovery in windows or use PhotoRec in Linux.
 

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A:How to transfer files from XP to XP

You could do it with a 'crossover' cable. It is like an ethernet cable, but the wires on either end aren't identical.

But.. if you don't have one of those, buying one would be just as expensive as buying a USB flash drive of 4-32 gigs in size depending on where you would buy the crossover cable.

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I have a corrupted micro SD card. With huge trying I could to recover it's data using **recuva** tool, but now my files are corrupted also. They are video file with some famous extensions such as 3gp, mp4, flv, wmv, avi. My video file players are *VLC* and *Media player classic*. The *media player classic* says, "can not render the file" and *VLC* doesn't show anything.

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Thanks.
 

A:How to repair video files?

Don't think so. With the corrupted micro SD, there's no way to edit them to make them valid again - - sure hope you have another copy elsewhere (aka backups?)
 

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thanks
 

A:Any recommendations for secure online backup service?

None are secure and free. You can pay, but then your 'security' is still not 100% guarantee'd.

But, be assured, Dropbox/Google/Microsoft aren't going to lose your data ...
 

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Are there any yellow (!) in the device manager?
 

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A:Line in recording problem in Toshiba laptop

Hi,
I know its a long time ago, but I have the same problem - did you get any response to this post and were you able to fix this issue?
Thanks.
 

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A:Multiple programs are stopping to work, also, I don't appear to have had or ever have a virus.

Try using a new Windows Restore point. This may not work because of "it was working perfectly until a couple months ago"... It is most likely caused from a stubborn malware infection other than a virus
 

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A:Serious problem with my Toshiba laptop

Sometimes that Toshiba model has the "Jack" for the power plug disconnected ,or broken away,from the system board and must be soldered back on. It is a "flat soldering technique" that few can do... so look for a repair shop or a skilled electronics guy who really knows his solder. The solder must be applied with a special soldering iron that is instant on and instant off... causing very high heat that allows the solder to flow under the jack quickly like water would do.

There are not many technicians good at it, and those that are not good at it can make it worse and unrepairable... So the cost is high, and sometimes it is simply easier to replace the system board.

Of course it could be another issue, but we see this on a lot of Toshiba and Sony laptops
 

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A:Old HD not booting, now external drive, need to get files

Take the drive out and get a USB HDD Hub for it and buy a new HDD install the new OS on that system to replace it. This way you can still use the HDD as external device with USB connection to get your files off.

USB HDD cost like $36 bucks
Uspeed USB 3.0 & eSATA to SATA External Hard Drive Docking Station for 2.5 or 3.5in HDD, SSD [UASP and 4TB Support]

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A:Toshiba satellite a665d-s5172

Any updates on this?
 

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A:BIOS 'interact' with hard drive/OS files

The Boot sequence of a PC has this (legacy) sequence of events

Power On Self Test (POST) occurs
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Secondary rom' are found and executed (eg IDE/ATA,...)
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the MBR is read if found
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ELSE FAIL
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A:Making best of 5.1 sound card without 5.1 audio files

There should be a 'speaker fill' checkbox or similar in your audio manager.

Alternatively, you can use a splitter to split the L/R audio between the front jack and rear jack, giving you the same sound coming from the four speakers.

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A:Toshiba external hard disk

Yeah Reine, my older Passport drive will do that too sometimes cause the data cable is a bit finicky. I'd just unplug the external and power it down. Wait a few, then plug it back up to USB and power it back on. If that dont work, throw in a computer reboot, before u start messing with driver uninstalls and such.
 

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A:Internet packed loss. (Could it be a programs fault?)

What Router brand and model are you using?
Are you connected wired or wireless?
Are you connected 100mbps or 1.0 Gbps.
Have you upgraded the firmware on the router lately?
Also have you upgraded the drivers on the PCs network cards?
Have you ever power cycled the power on the router or modem?
Any switches connected to the router? If so, try a different port.
Have you tried a different port on the router?

Packet loss in a router means the router started degrading on the ports side.
Device could be overheating or just have duff ports (bad)
In your case you can also.

1. Backup config settings in the Router
2. Do a Factory Reset will wipe all prior settings out
3. Restore Backup config settings in the Router

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A:Toshiba Satellite A305-S6898 - Shuts off during OS install after drive failure

Yeah, it may be a motherboard issue... Have you tried removing or resetting the CMOS battery?
 

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A:Trouble with Toshiba Hard drive

Hey FieryDove. A ticking sound that wasn't always there during normal drive operation is an indication that something is mechanically wrong with the drive, and no software can fix a mechanical problem. I would save whatever data you can ASAP when the drive is visible then trash it.
 

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A:Backing up files on 2 different hard drives (windows 7 backup)

Good planning for disaster planning reasons (btw: that's called media rotation).

To automate backups alternating between two target drives -- don't think that's possible and you will need a manual procedure to identify the 'other drive'.

Hopefully the "files that are located on a share PC" are limited to a Shared Folder making the source location easy. Using the backup technique of an Incremental Backup will reduce the size and time of the data being copied.

CAUTION: do not encrypt the backup volume(s), nor even compress them.
If you need them after a disaster, they will need to be usable on ANY available PC and encryption/compression can be subject to software incompatibilities - - right when you don't need that kind of help!
 

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A:Toshiba L300 no POST - schematics + multimeter readings inc.

Sounds like hard drive is corrupt
 

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A:How do I reinstall OS?

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A:Can files be recovered after a full format

Almost NEVER :sigh:

"no matter how many times I measure that piece of lumber,
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A:Toshiba problems maybe a virus?

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The blue screen should produce a minidump file. Locate this file on your pc and upload it please.

Usually in c/windows/minidump.
 

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Its dead.

OR

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Never mind, sorted now
 

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A:Problems with my Toshiba Satellite

>pxe-e61 media test failure check cable

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When I lost my Toshiba, it would not even run the POST so it was a bios/mb issue.
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There is absolutely no need to re-install Windows.
 

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http://www.easeus-deletedrecovery.com/recover-deleted-files/free-recover-deleted-files-from-usb-drive.html
 

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