SATELLITE P100-160 help to recover - have no disk

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Gmac5435 Posts 1 Registration date Saturday April 23, 2016 Status Member Last seen April 23, 2016 - Apr 23, 2016 at 04:42 AM
Ambucias Posts 47356 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 - Apr 23, 2016 at 05:07 AM
As title says I have a Toshiba Satellite p100-160. I can't find any details as to when it was manufactured but it does not appear to have the 'hidden partition' from all Toshiba laptops manufactured after mid 2007 and I no longer appear to have the recovery disk. I fired it up yesterday and it is unbelievably slow, I have run antivirus and disk defrag but still very slow.
Is there a way to either restore to factory settings completely without the startup disk or is there a way to get hold of one because Toshiba helpfully no longer provide nor are willing to provide the disk.

Hope you can help and thank you in advance.

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Ambucias Posts 47356 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,170
Apr 23, 2016 at 05:07 AM
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.
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