You got all the way to recovering your Toshiba laptop, manually with ImageX.
(After FINALLY figuring out the CORREcT syntax for imagex)
imagex /apply /ref myfunky*.swm myfunky.wim 1 e:\
Now you want to create recovery disks, but it FAILS because "No Recovery Area is Found!"
You know its there because you put it back! It is not FOUND because the utility does not look for it.
The names and locations are specified in D:\HDDRECOVERY\PLANDATA.INI
1. Make sure your recovery partition is named HDDRECOVERY.
You can't call it RECOVERY like other examples in imagex instructions.
2.)The partition type has to be 27 (hidden) You probably unhid it so
you could copy your funky*.swm files to it.
HIDE IT BACK with DISKPART
SEL DRI 0
SEL PAR 2 (MAKE SURE you have the right one, it won't ask you twice)
3.) Set the correct image recovery locations with REAGENTC.EXE
reagentc.exe /info - (look dummy, Winre.wim directory is set to c:\windows\recovery, or not set at all)
reagentc.exe /disable (to clear the default setup by your hackjob restoration with imagex.)
reagentc.exe /setreimage /path d:\sources (d: is the drive you assigned to HDDRECOVERY)
reagentc.exe /setosimage /path d:\zzimages\zzimages (location of your funky*.swm files)
(Someone at Toshiba in Japan likes ZZTOP, a lot)
Now go and make those recovery DVD's, and hope you remember where to find this tech note when your sister or Mom
drops their laptop and you have to replace the hard drive. Guess what! They didn't make the recovery DVD's either.
You've got to wonder how many hundreds of thousands of DVD sets Toshiba sells at $40 a pop, when they could place
the ISO's for download to authenticated users. I got my TOSHIBA serial numbers, let me download the DVDs you
should have included with the laptop in the first place.