How to Restore a Toshiba Without a Disk

Gone are the days when Toshiba shipped recovery disks with every PC. It’s more cost effective to simply create a partition on the hard drive that stores this information. This way, the owner need only press a few keys and wait while everything is restored. Not only is this cheaper for the manufacturer but it's also convenient for those who have a tendency to lose CDs. The procedure will vary depending on the model, but the result is the same: a restored Toshiba without using a disk.

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Turn the Toshiba off and hold the zero key down while it’s starting. The TOSHIBA HDD Recovery Utility should begin. If it does not, try again, this time while pressing F10 or F12.

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Choose the option “Restore Original Factory Image” by using the arrow keys to scroll. Press “Enter” to confirm.

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Select “Yes” on the confirmation message that warns you about the loss of data. Once complete, a message will display confirming the restoration is finished.

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Press any key to restart the computer.