How to load original factory software on Toshiba?

posted in: Laptop Software | 169

How to use recovery CDs and load original software on my Toshiba laptop?

Most laptops are supplied with a recovery CD (sometimes more then one) or a recovery DVD disk. For some newer models you have to create a set of recovery CDs yourself by running special software preinstalled on your laptop. The recovery disk will help you to re-image the laptop hard drive back to original factory defaults. If you don’t have recovery CDs, then try to contact the manufacturer and buy it from them. A regular Toshiba recovery disk includes an operating system, some default software and all device drivers. When you re-image the drive, all personal data and all software you installed after you bought the laptop will be ERASED. Do not forget to back up all important files before you re-image the hard drive. You can transfer important files to another computer over the network, transfer them to an external hard drive or a USB flash drive, burn them on a CD, etc. It is very easy to re-image the drive. You have to insert the recovery media inside the optical drive and restart the laptop. Make sure to set the DVD/CD drive as a first boot device, so the laptop starts to boot from your recovery disk. After that just follow the wizard. For newer Toshiba laptops you can press F12 on startup to select the boot device. Re-imaging the hard drive takes in general 30-60 minutes.

169 Responses

  1. Deepak TP

    Hai….

    I have a toshiba lap(L640) with original Home premium OS,bt now its virus affected and i want to restore or turn back to last settings,i dont have any recovery disks,from where i can get my ogiginal key ? Is it possible to format using W7 Home premium disk downloaded from internet..
    please Help me…
    Thankyou…

  2. Noemi Folts

    I am getting blue screen of death during booting course of action. I’ve experimented with revise bios but still it is not an answer. My personal notebook moddel is actually HP Pavillion dv6326us. Any one to help please.

  3. I started reformating my notebook for a xp home edition sp3 that iv’e had for years. i guess i didn’t write down the product key right!! so i ordered the recovery cd’s and now when i go to use the recovery cd’s they wont work, it just wants to finish setting up the last xp i tried to put on. any idea’s??

  4. hi i have satellite A110-195 and there seems 2 b a problem wiz dvd rom its recognized but it doesnt read any dvd .i won’t 2 run the recovery cd what shud i do

  5. Hi! I just noticed something and I am just asking if their is a problem with the laptop brand toshiba?

  6. Ken Overton

    I own a Satellite A135-4677, PN PSAD0U-0N700P. I was experiencing random system lock-ups, and decided to recover using my factory recovery disks. The process will not run, after selecting restore to factory out of the box, the system just stops. HDD is momentarilly accessed and then nothing for up to 12+ hours. I have tried a new hard drive, and sometimes the process will run for about 10 minutes, sometimes longer, but it always stops and sits for 12+hours.

    I am able to load Windows XP Pro from my Dell recovery disk for my desktop, though I cannot load all of the necessary drivers for my network card, wireless, etc. That is the part that has me puzzled. I also have removed my memory upgrade and new HDD, and still nothing. Acts exactly the same with new and old hardware.

    This didn’t seem to be a problem with the disks, as it would lock-up, not get an error reading the disks. So, I disassembled everything and removed the heat-sink on the CPU. Cleaned the heat-sink and CPU, including the fins on the heat-sink, re-applied thermal grease, and reassembled everything. Plugged in the battery and charger, turned the computer on and booted to the recovery disk. The recovery copied all the files to the harddrive, then about 30-50% of the way through the next step it locked-up again. The time remaining was about 4 minutes. Now I am back to where I was before. When I select recover to out of the box, it starts the initialization process, accesses the HDD for about 1-2 seconds, then everything freezes. When it freezes even the cursor is frozen on the screen and no HDD activity.

    I am almost positive the problem has to do with heat, but the computer is not overheating, if that makes any sense.

    I am able to get all of the files copied to the harddrive and once the restoring files process begins, it will hang up with anywhere from 00:10:00 minutes remaining to 00:01:00 minute remaining. Of course, if I attempt to boot from the HDD I get the message BOOTMGR missing.

    Does anyone know what the command is that “unpacks” and “joins” all of the files after they are copied to the HDD? I can see all the .swm files, and the computer is telling me that all of the files are copied to the HDD. I would like to “recover” the files from a cold start without having to start the process from the beginning.

  7. Last year, laptop Satellite A60-117 (PSAE-09R02R FR)was given without cd restauration. Today, it doesn’t work very well. I will restore to the factory settings. If you have this cd restoration could you send it to me. I can pay postal charges (I live in France)

    Thanks a lot for your help

  8. ref to 160 you can get pass word recovery disc just look on the internet for twenty dollars good for 4 times.

  9. KHALID

    HI
    I GOT A TOSHIBA SATELITE A660-141 AND IAM NEW TO THOSHIBA :) AND ITS NEW LAPTOPS .MY QUESTION IS IF I MAKE A RECOVERY WILL ALL MY DATA ON HDD GO AND HOW TO AVOID THE ERASE OF MY DATA THOUGH I NEED TO INSTAL A NEW OS AND I DONT HAVE THE DRIVERS BUT I HAVE MY 4 RECOVERY CD…………THNX

Leave a Reply