leo27 wrote:as far as i can tell there is no program that will create the recovery media however the dvd that came with my laptop says toshiba recovery media dvd so i take it this is the same thing (really noob question)??
Ahh so they actually gave you a disc? Yes, that is all you need then. I have used that as well. I had A Toshiba A105 for a few years and I recently got a newer one. The old one came with a disc but the new one didn't so I made my own.
That one, if it's the same one I had with the A105, will only allow you to completely restore the laptop to factory condition -- it has no repair option. But it is bootable and you can use it to restore back to when you bought it if your system is totally hosed.