Reset Toshiba laptop to factory settings [Solved/Closed]

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Hello,
pls help me reset my laptop toshiba satellite l300 to factory settings. My OS is windows vista. thanx a lot
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approved by Jean-François Pillou on Nov 30, 2018
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Toshiba laptops from mid 2007 onwards dont have a recovery disc supplied with a purchase of a laptop. Instead, Toshiba has added a hidden partion on the hard drive which contains the same files on a recovery cd / dvd.

To reinstall your laptop to the factory settings / "out of the box" settings, please follow these steps. It worked for me, and should work for you.

ALL DATA WILL BE ERASED ON YOUR HARD DRIVE IF YOU PROCEED. YOU WILL NEED TO ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE THE POWER ADAPTER PLUGGED IN. DO NOT SWITCH OFF OR RESTART YOUR COMPUTER DURING THIS PROCESS.
  • 1) Hold down the power button for 10 (ten) seconds to switch off your machine. Please note: Holding down the power button on the machine forces it to switch off. Any unsaved data will be lost.
  • 2) Press and hold the 0 (zero) key and at the same time, tap the power button once to switch on your notebook.
  • 3) When the machine Starts beeping; release the 0 key.
  • 4) When prompted by the warning screen; select Yes to continue with the system recovery.
  • 5) Select Recovery of Factory Default Software; click Next.
  • 6) Select Recover to out-of-box state. Click Next again.
  • 7) Click Next to Start recovery.


I hope you find this step by step solution helpful for you. If so, rate it up.

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thanks it helped a lot!!!
Robert - May 6, 2018

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So I bought the NB305 Blue back in 2010 for about 436.00 and 5 days in the screen cracked.. I took it back to best buy and the screen was as much as getting a new PC. So ... I put it in the box.. So last week I looked up the screen and replaced my self for 35 bucks... once all up and going I forgot my orginal PW so this assisted with me recovering it back to in the box status. So TYTYTYTY I now have my mini lap My fam has tablets lol they think I have a new system lol

Thankss Larry
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hi,
try these steps, hope they will help you:
1. Copy all your files and documents to an external storage device.
2. Shut down the computer.
3. Turn the PC back on and hit the F8 key repeatedly until the Advanced Boot Option Screen appears.
4. Click "Repair Your Computer" if you are not already on it and then press ENTER
5. choose your country and click OK
6. On the "System Recovery Options Screen" click "Restore Application" which is the last option.
7. Follow the on-screen instructions
8. When prompted, click on "Full Factory Recovery"
9. "Next"
10. Click "Yes"
11. you will notice for a while it seems like nothing is happening, give it some time.
12. After some minutes, recovery will complete and you click "Finish"

let me know if it helps you.
Thanx very much, had a very stressed fella as nothin previously wrkd!! Ur instructions were fntastic.

Regards & very greatful x
Yes it wont work on battery mode but I am doing it just niow and so far so good so thank you xxx
hi thanx but still cant get in.
Thank you so much. It was very easy. Works like charm.
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HI.. I have format my toshiba laptop to factory setting... but while formatted my laptop suddenly shut down... after that I cannot turn on my pc and it ask for boot cd... I put in my window 7 cd and recover some damage file(but not formatted it )... after that the old window can be turn on again... but I cannot formatted the laptop to factory setting because when Boot Option Screen appears there is no "Repair Your Computer" option... is it my laptop cannot been formatted to factory setting due to the previous formatted fail... how to solve this problem...
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Please can you help I have the blue screen and I want to get my Toshiba Sattelite working,
I have tired taping f8 and get the following choices=

SAFE MODE
SAFE MODE NETWORKING
SAFE MODE COMMAD PROMPT

ENABLE BOOT LOGGING
ENABLE VGA MODE
LAST KNOWN GOOD CONFIGURATION
DIRECTORY SERVICES
DEBUGGING MODE
DISABLE AUTO RE START

SATAT WINDOWS NORMALLY
REBOOT
RETURN TO OS CHOICES MENU


But NO Repair your computer can you help me get my laptop running again also I have the product recovery disc but reluctant to use it as I will wipe the hard drive. is there anyway not to lose the data but get the laptop up and running again

Cheers S
yes yes yes. google for the ultimate boot cd. burn it to a cd-rw and insert it to yur cd drive, restart and look for the antivirus options and scan.email me if you need assistance
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Hi Justin,

I wonder if you can help....

I get the same list of options when I press f8 as sam.scott, hoever I do not want to save any info off my hard drive. Which option do I choose?
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hi duchess, I think there is no option for you to restore your unit to factory setting most especially it it is xp.if it is vista most likely it has.click start menu, all programs. look for a recovery menu, if it doestn have, then I think you need to insert the recovery disk or your windows os cd.
Hello. I get to to 'system recovery options' I click the last option & it says 'if preinstalled files are damaged, you can use the Product Recovery DVD-ROM to restore them' below that it says 'When you reinstall the Windows operating system, the hard disk will be reformatted and all data will be lost' .... What do I do?
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instead try this: larry2488 said to do this, and im doing it rite now on my laptop:

1) Hold down the power button for 10 (ten) seconds to switch off your machine.

Please note: Holding down the power button on the machine forces it to switch off. Any unsaved data will be lost.

2) Press and hold the 0 (zero) key and at the same time, tap the power button once to switch on your notebook.

3) When the machine Starts beeping; release the 0 key.

4) When prompted by the warning screen; select Yes to continue with the system recovery.

5) Select Recovery of Factory Default Software; click Next.

6) Select Recover to out-of-box state. Click Next again.

7) Click Next to Start recovery.

I hope you find this step by step solution helpful for you. If so, rate it up.
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ASIDE FROM LARRY'S EFFECTIVE TECHNIQUE ON HOW TO RESTORE TOSHIBA TO FACTORY DEFAULT SETTINGS, THIS IS ONE THING WORTH GIVING A TRY.
1)Save your files first to an external memory storage like a memory stick or whatever u may have, plug in your laptop to the ac outlet.then...

2)Shut down your computer, turn it on then immediately press "f8" repeatedly then u will see the option at the bottom of the screen "press f2 to log to boot manager" press it fast or else you'll have to repeat everything again

3)Then there is the option at the top "To access advanced boot option press "f8" ,press it.

3)Under "Advanced Boot Option",highlight the option"Repair Your Computer" and press enter. 3)System recovery option menu will show up, select country and keyboard layout then press next.

4)Then there is the option to log in as a local user so you can access recovery option,enter your password.

5)After that the "System Recovery Option" will be visible,just choose what action u like
a)Start up Repair
b)System Restore
c)Windows PC Complete Restore
d)Windows Memory diagnostic tool
e)Command Prompt
f)Toshiba Recovery Wizard.

Select "Toshiba|Recovery Wizard",then select the option that says "Restore to factory default out of box state."

6)There will be a warning that all files will be lost, dont worry just go on because all the files will be rewritten just like when u first bought it. Cheers
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RESET TOSHIBA TO FACTORY SETTINGS WITH BUILT IN BACK UP FILES
1Save your files first to an external memory storage like a memory stick or whatever u may have, plug in your laptop to the ac outlet.then....

2)Shut down your computer turn it on. then immediately press f8 repeatedly until it brings you directly to "advanced boot option".If you see the Windows Logo like "Windows Vista", you need to turn off your computer again and repeat pressing f8 simultaneously until you see the "advanced boot option" menu

4)Under "advanced boot option", highlight the option "repair your computer" and press "enter".

5)System recovery option menu will show up, select country and keyboard layout then press next.

6Then there is the option to log in as a local user so you can access recovery option,enter your password.

7)After that the "system recovery option" will show up and show these options
a)start up repair
b)system restore
c)window pc complete restore
d)windows memory diagnostic tool
e)command prompt
f) toshiba recovery wizard

8) Select "toshiba recovery wizard"

9) There will be a warning that "all files will be lost are you sure you want to continue?" Go on click whatever confirmation message u see.Al files wil be rewritten so there is nothing to worry .From there just go with the flow until recovery has finished.Your computer may restart automatically, thats normal. Hope u find this useful.Cheers
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use the f11 or f10 key to get the boot option then click on restore c drive.