How to Factory Restore a Toshiba Tecra

By Suvro Banerji

Tecra is often tagged the "performance laptop" by its manufacturer, Toshiba. In other words, Tecra is designed for users who multitask in a business environment. A factory restore is a common technique to fix errors that cannot otherwise be cured or to get rid of malware that cannot be removed by an anti-malware program. Factory restore is always your last resort because you lose all data when you perform a factory restore. Please back up all important data on an external storage device before performing this task.

Step 1

Press and hold down the power button for about 10 seconds to turn off your Tecra laptop.

Step 2

Press and hold the "0" button, and while doing so, push the power button to turn the laptop on.

Step 3

Release the "0" key when you hear beeps.

Step 4

Choose "Yes" when confirm system recovery.

Step 5

Choose the option "Recovery of Factory Default Software." Click "Next."

Step 6

Choose the option "Recover to out-of-box state" and click "Next." This will literally restore your Tecra to its state when you first took it out of the box.

Step 7

Select "Next" to start the factory restore. Follow the on-screen guided prompts to complete the task.