Reset Toshiba laptop to factory settings

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justin - Updated on Jun 8, 2017 at 05:26 AM
 JoBlazin - Mar 6, 2019 at 06:31 PM
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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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.

Thanks,
Larry2488
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Larry,

YOU ARE THE Man!
That worked my laptop has been down for months in a hour it was fixed
thanx
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toshiba trouble
Mar 6, 2010 at 09:47 AM
hi I have a toshiba equim a100-338. I tried what you said by pressing the zero key but it doesn`t work because I upgraded from windows vista to windows 7 and now I want to degrade it back to windows vista. but when I try your previous method it just comes up with an option of using windows 7 to start up and there is no such option of starting system recovery. can you please help me I will be highly gratefull
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Youre my hero man! thanks a million
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