Toshiba Recovery Utilty?

I am ready to reinstal XP home on a Toshiba Notebook but the Toshiba XP cd is not like most xp installation cd it is custom made for toshiba pc`s i have first place cd no.1 in the drive   reboot the nookbook and press C  it tell me that it is

Toshiba Recovery Utilty

Option 1 recover the hole hdd everything will be lost
Option 2 Recovery for experience user
Option 3 end the installation

i want to use Option 2 Recovery for experience user but it is difficult to understand anything it is some kind Recovery Utilty made for toshiba pc`s by symantec the reason i want to use this option is becauseit is the only way if i want to make a partition for data and that is what i want.

Notebook Satellite 1800-712
Intel celeron cpu 1.5 GHz
256MB Ram

cd no.1
cd no.2
beocom2500Asked:
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
Hi beocom2500,

what are you asking - i had the same model toshy and had the disks through it numerous times, i think you will find one disk is 2000 and one is xp

Cheers!
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
beocom2500,

its based and built on norton ghost
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beocom2500Author Commented:
They are both XP installation cd when the installation cd no 1 is up one 75% it ask for cd no 2 but this is for Option 1 recover the hole hdd everything will be lost. Great i have never use norton ghost
so i don`t really need some expert to create an extra partition? so please guide?
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
so you selected the second option and its asking for the second disk? give it to it!
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beocom2500Author Commented:
It ask for the second cd with option 1 i don`t understand anything about option 2 so please guide from start to end?
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
i dont have the toshiba anymore... so i cant test it as such

have a read of the readme file on the cd or the manual that came with the toshy
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beocom2500Author Commented:
The Manual only for hardware issues no OS XP or preinstal  software guide?
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
what model toshiba? satellite pro? if you give me the exact model ill find the manual for you
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beocom2500Author Commented:
The one below have 1.1GHz MY HAVE 1.5GHz   but that is the only difference :

Toshiba Notebook
Satellite 1800-712 Cel 1.1GHz/ 256MB/ 20GB/ DVD-CDRW/ LAN/ XP HE

http://uk.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/selected_product_option.jsp?service=UK&PRODUCT_ID=16699&DISC_MODEL=0
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
option 2 allows you to select certain packages that you want installed instead of the factory default settings which is option 1
eg. additional software features that came with the laptop to start with on the base image

both ways you will loose all your data
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beocom2500Author Commented:
But option 2 will give me an option split the hdd into 2 partition an when instal xp on the c partition and use d for data right? if not i think toshiba is a piece gar!!ge but if i so use option 2 another time i will lose everything again i am glad this is not my pc but my mothers.
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
neither of the options will allow you to split partitions   this is a recovery set not a windows install   it will come out as it was originally imaged   if with one partition then you will get one partition if with two then you will get two

you need to just run through it and then use something like partition magic to partition the drive how you want it
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beocom2500Author Commented:
I have no attention to speed 100.00 usd on Norton PartitionMagic  8.0 so i guess i am lost.
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
Free

Ranish Partition Manager
http://www.ranish.com/part/
Partition Manager is a freeware program that partitions hard disks. It will help you to install and dualboot Linux and multiple copies of Windows. For example, it will let you to run Win ME, Win 2k, and Linux on a single box. Also, using Partition Manager you can copy, move, and resize disk partitions.

Partition Resizer
http://www.zeleps.com/
New features include:

 Int13 extensions support allows handling of disks up to 2TB (2048GB) of size.
 New Resizing/Moving engine with simpler inerface. Move and resize your partitions in one step.
 Transparent extended partition resizing (no more confusion with extended partitions).
 Command line parameters for accessing advanced options (read-only operation etc.).

Partition Resizer is a small DOS executable, which requires no installation, and can perform, all these tasks in a short while, giving you the opportunity to re-arrange your partitions safely, quickly and fuss-free.

3D Partition Manager
http://www.sofotex.com/3D-Partition-Manager-v.-2.37.10-download_L1884.html
3D Partition Manager Publisher's Description:
Partition Manager - create, delete, resize partitions. Format and resize FAT-16 and FAT-32 file systems. Advanced Boot Manager - select active partition at the boot time, boot from the second hard drive. Hide/unhide partitions. Create up to 31 primary partitions on a single hard drive

courtesy of crazyone
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beocom2500Author Commented:
Witch one to you recommend for newbie who has never use a partition manager befor i quess what i am asking for witch one is the easiest to use?
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
havent used either so take your pick
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beocom2500Author Commented:
I think i will buy partition magic the lateste one so you got my 100 point your truely deserve them but with B grade because you don`t can advice me what app i shut use.

Happy Easter Sunday
Beocom2500
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
Happy Easter to you too Mate
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