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If your model Toshiba laptop has a Restore partition on thehard drive then follow these steps to restore your Toshiba to the Out of theBox condition. 1. Press and hold the 0 (zero) key and at the same time, tap the power buttononce to switch on your notebook. 2. When the machine Starts beeping; release the 0 key. 3. When prompted by the warning screen; select Yes to continue with the systemrecovery. 4. Select Recovery of Factory Default Software; click Next. 5. Select Recover to out-of-box state. 6. Click Next again. 7. Click Next to Start recovery. 8. Restart the Toshiba laptop when there restoration process finishes running.Follow the prompts that appear on the screen to set up the laptop's date, timeand language settings.
Do not hold the power button down while pressing the "0" key - it'll shut the computer off again. You just need to push it once to turn the power on and then hold the "0" key immediately after you push the power button on - just like turning on the laptop, but this time you're holding the "0" key down.
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.
Close out any software currently running on your Toshiba Satellite L305 laptop. Navigate to the laptop's "Start" menu and choose "Shut Down."
Hold down the laptop's "0" key and press the power button. Keep the key held down during the boot up process until the "Toshiba Recovery Wizard" window loads on the screen.
Click the check box labeled "Recovery of Factory Default Software." Choose the "Next" option.
Choose the "Recover to out-of-box state" radio button. Select the "Next" button and click "Next" again. Wait for the "Press any key" prompt to appear and tap a key to restart the laptop.
Use the prompts that appear on the screen to choose your region, time zone and keyboard settings. Type your new Windows user name and password in the text boxes when prompted. Click "Finish" to load the new operating system.
On the Toshiba A70 you should try holding down the fn key at lower left and pressing the F5 key which is the video transfer keyboard command for pretty much every Toshiba laptop. Otherwise, their little pictograms on the F keys almost always have a tiny representation of a laptop next to a monitor.
HI, there are a couple of ways you can change the "Brightness settings; first click on the Start button" next, in the [Start Menu Search], type: brightness, the window will open where you can make changes. The second area to go to, is the "Power Settings from the same search; type "power." The "third" area is from the Start menu, select to open the "All Programs," next scroll to find Toshiba, click to open, select the "Utilities" once the next window open, click on Toshiba Assist. "Now you'll be in the Power Saving Utility [Eco], you should see the "Display Brightness," make adjustments by click on the (Settings) button. "Giving a helpful rating is the way I acknowledge the results of my solutions," thanks!
hi espirit_espi, from the Desktop, click on the Start button, in the Search box, Type: performance, once the "Performance Information and Tools" appear in the search, select to open. In the next screen; Task area, select " Advanced tools." View and find the the "Adjust the appearance and performance..., category, and open. In the next window click on the Advanced button, you can now change the amount of "Memory" that will be allocated. " If this solution helped? Helpful feedback is appreciated, thanks
Hi, The laptop you purchased is an older model. It will use most any IDE laptop hard drive. The drive you mentioned from your Dell will work in it. You will need to pull the hard drive and put the sliders or hardware off the old one on to the new one. Look here for more info on your laptop. Look under portables. http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/home.jsp?nav=Download