How to Restore Factory Settings to a Toshiba Without a CD
While you may have received a recovery CD with your Toshiba computer that allows you to return the computer to factory settings, you do not need to have a CD to be able to do so. Toshiba computers include a HDD Recovery feature that deletes all of the files on your hard drive and restores your computer back to its original factory settings. Restoring the factory settings is a wise thing to do if you want to protect your privacy and are reselling the computer or giving it away.
Restart your computer and press the "F8" key when the Toshiba logo appears during the restart.
Choose the "Repair Your Computer" entry on the page that appears and press "Enter."
Select a language under the "Select a keyboard layout" drop-down menu and click the "Next" button.
Type your password into the window that opens. Your user name should already be selected. If it is not, click the drop-down menu next to "User name" and select your name.
Click "Toshiba HDD Recovery" at the bottom of the next page that opens. Click "Next" when the next two "HDD Recovery" windows open.
Click "Yes" in the window that asks you if you want to recover your machine. The factory restore process immediately begins.
Click "Restart" when the "Restart" button appears on the screen. The computer will shut down and complete the restoration to factory settings when it restarts.