This is the recovery from h*ll!
I’ve got one of these Toshiba S215 series Vista laptops and I do not have the factory recovery DVDs. It turns out Toshiba is pretty bad about it with this laptop and some owner has actually posted a copy of the recovery DVDs for download on one of the torrents. The problem is they were not posted as bootable image files Instead I just have the actual files/folder for the two DVDs.
According to Toshiba, the recovery environment is “Windows 98”. However, I’m not sure. I tried booting from a 98 bootable CD with CD support and was not able to execute anything from these CDs. Any idea what this might be or how I could “make” this DVD bootable so I can get this recovery going? Here are some of the files/folders that look like they might hint as to what the factory boot sector was.
On DVD 1
I have a folder called “BOOT”. Inside BCD, Boot.sdi, and etfsboot
In the root of DVD 1 I have a file called BOOTMGR
I’m assuming after all my tests that this thing is supposed to be a Vista bootable CD but I’m not sure and I do not really know how to create a bootable Vista CD from this . Thanks so much for any help!