How to Boot the Recovery Partition on a Toshiba Satellite Laptop

By Nade Xro

Toshiba is an electronics company that produces a range of different products. Satellite is a line of laptops produced by Toshiba, all of which feature a recovery partition. A recovery partition is a section of the laptop reserved for formatting purposes--it allows you to erase your hard drive and replace it with the reserved partition.

Things You'll Need

  • USB drive

Step 1

Insert the USB stick into a free USB port on the laptop.

Step 2

Click "Start" and open "Computer."

Step 3

Double-click the icon for your USB drive. This will be under the Devices With Removable Storage area.

Step 4

Click and drag you personal files into the USB drive.

Step 5

Remove the USB, click "Start" and select "Shut Down."

Step 6

Start up your computer and instantly press and hold '0' to prompt options regarding your recovery partition.

Step 7

Select "Recovery of Factory Default Software" and click "Next." This will replace your existing partition with the recovery partition.

Step 8

Confirm the decision to begin the process. Once the process is finished, your computer will restart.

Step 9

Wait for your computer to fully load, insert your USB stick and restore your personal files.