10-fc12-0017 error when I run recovery on Toshiba

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I get 10-fc12-0017 error message when I try to run the recovery disks on my Toshiba Satellite laptop. I get to the end of the 2nd disc and then the recovery process stops and this error message appears on the screen.

I got similar error message when I was troubleshooting a Toshiba laptop a few days ago. When I was running recovery discs I got an error message in the same format XX-fcXX-XXXX.
Cleaning recovery discs and even trying another set of discs didn’t help. The recovery process was interrupted with the same error message on the screen.
I tried running the recovery discs again and this time I was listening for the hard drive. I noticed that right before the recovery process stops with the error message, the hard drive was making repetitive clicking noises for a while, maybe for a minute or two. I think this error message 10-fc12-0017 could indicate a problem with the hard drive.
I’ll replace the hard drive and try reimage it again. Hopefully it will fix the problem.
Do you get the same error message on your Toshiba laptop?

39 Responses

  1. I have a friends Toshiba Satellite L305D-S5895 that I am trying to restore. I am an extensive builder and repair person and I have litterally worked on hundred of computers of various brands. I have put in 3 different hard drives, and 2 different sets of restore disk (1 Vista 32 bit and 1 Vista 64 bit) All combinations give the 10-FC12-0570 Error. All I have to say is that I would personally never buy a Toshiba since I can find no solution to their issue. Their techs say it is a hard drive or a restore disk. I can install a Full version Vista or Win7 and it all works fine. It is their restore processess and discs setups that suck and do not work. I need a real solution because my friend wants it like it came out of the box and they have no solution.

  2. I’ve got it. I had those same errors when using the recovery discs. I even tried the delete all and partition Option, got the 20_fffe_0017 error after 10 hours!!! BUT, I had the Vista CD it came with, started that in the beginning, loaded it and said the free space in my HDD was 149 of 149.. It was deleted already! Installed a fresh copy of Vista on the same HDD. Done.
    Hope this helps others.

  3. Robert

    I got the same error . I tried several times but it didnt work. This is gonna be my last Toshiba laptop or pc it sucks.

  4. My sons Toshiba A210

    -6 months new: Sent it in for repair… they replaced mother board.

    -8 months in: sent it in… they replaced hard drive

    -15 months in: sent it to a repair teck… he replaced hard drive

    -16 months in: sent it to repair tech… once again replaced hard drive

    Same dam problem

    Error 08-OE89-0000

    Error 10-FC12-0017

    Does anyone have a solution?

  5. To fix The problem change out harddrive as soon as you get this error. Do not erase the hard disk because u will lose all your data.

  6. Recently I was working on a toshiba satellite l305 and got this error. Using a Vista 64-bit OEM disk, I could get the OS installed. All 32-bit version OEM and Toshiba Recovery Disk installs failed with this error.

    I changed the Hard Drive and the Toshiba Recovery Disks 32-bit Vista reinstalled fine. Running Chkdsk confirm the original disk was going bad.

    I think it is safe to conclude this error means it is a hard disk issue.

  7. Henry

    A friend of mine is having all the same errors and symptoms as described in these posts. I tried replacing the 160GB SATA Drive with a brand new out the box WD Scorpio Blue 120gb, and still get the same error. I had even bought a new set of recovery disks to eliminate the fact of the disks themselves. So I seriously doubt that this is because of harddrive failure. I think I have to agree with tosibaguy’s post, basically even toshiba doesn’t know what’s causing the problem. How sad.

  8. Garth

    Has a solution been found for this ongoing issue involving the 10-fc12-0017 Toshiba Recovery Wizard? It started when I received blunt impact to my Toshiba Satellite A135-S4656 on Sunday night. Explorer & other programs running were starting to crash. Continued to get Windows errors when restarting the computer. I attempted to run the Toshiba Recovery Wizard with my two restore DVD’s and that’s when I encountered that error. Should I replace my Hard Drive with a new one and do the restore?
    Please let me know.

  9. My Toshiba Satelite P-205 was working perfectly but I needed a bigger HD so got a Seagate 500 GB. That’s when I ran into this same problem everyone else is having. I got the error: 10-FC12-0017 toward the end of the second disk as I was trying to put the new hard drive to factory content.
    I put the old HD back in and everything is bact to normal. Don’t know what to do now. Out of all these folks, including Toshiba reps., surely somebody has found a solution and just hasn’t bothered to come back and tell the rest of us what to do.

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