Booting your Toshiba laptop to the recovery partition's Toshiba Recovery Wizard will allow you to restore your computer to its original factory settings, and you can erase all of the data on your hard drive. Restoring your Toshiba laptop to its original factory settings, or erasing all of the data on your Toshiba laptop, will help speed up a slow computer or eliminate viruses that may have taken over your computer. Booting to the recovery partition also means you don't have to worry about using boot discs.
Boot to Recovery Partition
Turn your Toshiba computer off and unplug all of the cables except for the power cable, monitor, mouse and keyboard.
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Hold down the "0" key on your Toshiba computer keyboard.
Restart your Toshiba computer. The Toshiba Recovery Wizard will be displayed. Through the Toshiba Recovery Wizard you can use the recovery partition on your Toshiba laptop hard drive to restore your computer to its original factory settings.
Restore to Original Factory Settings
Select "Recovery of Factory Default Software" when you arrive at the Toshiba Recovery Wizard screen. Click "Next". The "Recovery of Factory Default Software" window will appear on your screen.
Select "Recover to out-of-box state" and click "Next". Click "Next" when a message pops up asking you to verify that you are aware that restoring your computer to the original factory settings will erase all of your personal data and program. The recovery process will begin.
Click "Enter" when a message appears on your screen notifying you that the recovery process is complete. Your Toshiba computer will restart and the recovery process will be complete.
If your Toshiba computer does not boot to the Toshiba Recovery Wizard, restart it and try again. Continue restarting the computer until you boot to the Toshiba Recovery Wizard.
If you computer does not boot to the Toshiba Recovery Wizard automatically, do not shut your Toshiba computer off while it is in the process of booting up. Let your computer start up, and then restart the computer. Shutting down the computer while it is starting up could damage your hard drive.
Save all of your personal data to external storage devices such as CDs, DVDs or an external hard drive before recovering your Toshiba laptop to its factory settings.