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Post by xJetZerox on 4th December 2009, 6:38 am

Hi, I have a Toshiba Satellite R25-S3503 and I am having trouble with the “WRONG MACHINE!” error that occurs when trying to use the system restore disk. The utility that is supplied by Toshiba doesn’t cover my model and after searching online I haven’t found any forums that have helped. When the error occurs, the only option is to press “exit” and it shuts off the computer. I have no way to access the files from this screen, like many other forums suggested. All technical support wanted me to do was pay them to fix a problem I got from their update. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Wrong Machine Error

Post by Doctor Inferno on 5th December 2009, 1:43 am

Hello,

Follow these instructions:

1. Insert the recovery CD.
2. Press F12 immediately upon seeing the Toshiba logo.
3. Select the CD to boot to CD.
4. It will prompt you to continue or quit, press F1 to continue.
5. It will give you the "Wrong Machine" error.
6. Type Q: at the DOS prompt to change to the Q: drive (a RAM drive setup by batch file).
7. Type cd\base to change to the base directory.
8. Type os (or os.bat) and press Enter. This will start ghosting the image to the computer.
9. When it is done with disc 1 it will prompt for disc 2 and then disc 3.
10. When it is done, eject the disk and press the key it says to continue.
11. It should reboot into the setup for XP.


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Re: Wrong Machine Error

Post by xJetZerox on 5th December 2009, 2:52 am

For my version, I am not presented with a dos prompt to choose Q drive. I boot from the CD and I am presented with:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3202/2316348653_9a06487ff2.jpg

I understand that the screenshot shows Windows running, but that is the wrong machine screen that appears when I boot from the CD. The only choice is to press the Exit button, which turns off the computer.

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wrong machine error

Post by salswin on 23rd January 2010, 5:51 pm

I'm having the same problem and also only have one option (exit).
were you able to come up with a fix for this problem?

Thanks

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Re: Wrong Machine Error

Post by tommo on 23rd January 2010, 7:11 pm

ok Click Start then in the search box type cmd then press enter then follow Doctor Inferno's instructions

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Re: Wrong Machine Error

Post by xJetZerox on 23rd January 2010, 8:36 pm

Opening up the command prompt from Vista doesn't help. I can't boot from the disk if the system has already booted. Any other ideas would be appreciated. As of now, I still haven't found an answer.

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Re: Wrong Machine Error

Post by tommo on 24th January 2010, 10:18 am

sorry I thought you were restoring from inside vista

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