Your question

Loaqding windows 7 from recovery media onto new hard drive, ERROR: 05-0172-0001

  • Data Recovery
  • Windows 7
  • Hard Drives
Last response: in Laptop Tech Support
January 26, 2017 1:24:00 PM

Toshiba Satellite c655 replaced hard drive, I'm using recovery media to load windows 7. I get this error: 05-0172-0001 Then it tells me hit OK to re-boot

More about : loaqding windows recovery media hard drive error 0172 0001

Best solution

a b $ Windows 7
January 26, 2017 4:07:06 PM

This error message occurs if you try to install Windows 7 on a Windows 8 device using Windows 7 recovery media. As result of this problem the downgrade is not possible.

If the laptop was preinstalled with Windows 8, some steps would need to be followed to prepare the device for a downgrade to Windows 7.

1. Changes in the UEFI firmware.
2. Boot a Windows 7 recovery media.
3. Change manually the partition table.

So, how to fix this? ... To downgrade to Windows 7 on a computer preinstalled with Windows 8, using a Windows 7 recovery media, follow these steps:

1. Turn on the laptop and press F2 to get into BIOS.

2. Next go to the “Security” tab and disable “Safe Boot”.

3. Now go to the “Advanced” tab, then select “System Configuration” and change the "boot mode" from “UEFI” to “CSM”.

4. Once you have done that, press F10 to save the changes and exit.

5. Now you want to boot the computer from your recovery media (Press F12 on bootup to boot from USB/CD/DVD media).

6. At the first screen prompt during the recovery process, double click on the top left hand corner, to open a command prompt.

7. At the command prompt type in the following 4 commands:
Select disk 0

8. Once it has exited Diskpart, type “exit” again, to exit out of command prompt.

9. Now just follow recovery screen prompts.
Tom’s guide in the world
  • Germany
  • France
  • Italy
  • Ireland
  • UK
Follow Tom’s guide
Subscribe to our newsletter
  • add to twitter
  • add to facebook
  • ajouter un flux RSS