Toshiba laptops made after 2007 no longer use recovery discs, but instead have a hidden partition that is built into the hard disk drive to recover the system. If using a laptop that was made before 2007, then the laptop will have a recovery CD and diskette.
Make sure to backup important data before following these steps.
- Turn off the laptop
- Turn the laptop back on, activating recovery mode
- Bring up the recovery menu
- Select the operating system type>
- Read the warning, and then continue with system recovery
- Select the factory default recovery
- Verify the recovery mode.
- Start recovery
Hold and press the power button for ten seconds.
Hold and press both the power button and the zero button on the top of the keyboard. Do not use the zero button on the numeric keypad.
When Toshiba appears on the screen, release the zero key.
If asked, select if the Operating System uses 32 bit or 64 bit resolution, and then select "Next."
A warning screen will appear. Select "Yes" to move forward with the system recovery.
Toshiba Recovery Wizard will appear; make sure to select "Recovery of Factory Default Software" and push "Next."
Select "Recover out of box state" and push "Next" again
Acknowledge the last warning and push "Next" to start recovery