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July 6, 2007, 4:01 am
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I tried to use my original Toshiba Laptop recovery CD's, and I also
downloaded the free DNI Update Utility from Toshiba (http://
ran it. But then when I rebooted and tried the recovery CD's again,
same problem ("Wrong Machine").
Well, I found out why: when you run the DNI Update Utility, you get a
prompt to eject the CD (or diskette) and restart the computer. I have
discovered that you CANNOT do a hard restart (i.e., hold down the
power button until the computer shuts down) or you will nuke the
results of having run the DNI Update. Instead, after ejecting use
CNTRL-ALT-DELETE to do a software restart. Then, once Windows has
booted, you will find that the computer recognizes your recovery CD's
as being appropriate for your machine.
My guess is that something about a hard restart prevents the DNI
string update from being stored (or, possibly, the string is not
permanently updated period, but using a software restart instead of a
hard restart preserves the update long enough for you to run your
If you've been having this problem, give the above method a try. Good