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How wo i restore my toshiba 305d back to factory settings

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First restart your Toshiba laptop. Press either "F1," "0," or "F8" to be taken to your computer's hard drive utility screen. The key command differs depending on the model Toshiba computer that you own.

Select "Restore Original Factory Image" from the list of options in System Recovery. Verify that you want to continue the process by clicking "Yes," then click "Next".

Restart the Toshiba laptop once the factory restore process has been completed. You will be prompted to enter information such as the date, time and language preferences.

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First of all you should check the user manual. There you can find all details about how to recover a Toshiba notebook.

Anyway, if your notebook came without recovery disk you can create one using Toshiba recovery disk creator. Therefore you need one or two DVDs and then you have the factory settings on a DVD.
If you have created the recovery disk you can boot from it and follow the screen instructions. Windows will be reinstalled and you get the factory settings back.

But you can also recovery a Toshiba notebook without recovery disk. Therefore go in the advanced boot menu with F8 and choose "repair my computer". Now you can choose the Toshiba recovery option and follow the screen instructions.

If you have more questions you can search a little bit in the forum. You will find enough threads about the recovery procedure.
Furthermore you should check this document - click here

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Hi there. Welcome to Fixya

Here's the procedure on how to restore the computer back to factory state:

1. Power on the computer while pressing the F8 key to enter Advanced Boot Options.2. Under Advanced Boot Options, press the Enter key to select Repair Your Computer.
3. System Recovery Options will appear, click Next.
3. Log On as a local user to access the System Recovery Options.
4. Under Chose a Recovery Tool, select Toshiba Recovery Wizard.

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Posted on Mar 28, 2011

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4.Press "1" or click "Restore Original Factory Image." Click "Yes." Select "Next" to begin the restoration process.

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1. Take account of any files or programs you still want to use after the Toshiba laptop is restored back to its factory settings. Transfer the files to a backup location, such as a USB flash drive or external hard drive.

2. Restart the Toshiba Satellite laptop's operating system. Wait for the Toshiba logo to appear on the screen.

3. Press the key that brings up the hard drive disk utility menu. Depending on the specific model of your Toshiba Satellite laptop, the key will either be "0," "F1," or "F8."

4. Press "1" or click "Restore Original Factory Image." Click "Yes." Select "Next" to begin the restoration process.

5. Restart the Toshiba laptop computer when the restoration process finishes running. Follow the prompts that appear on the screen to set up the laptop's date, time and language settings.

6. Transfer the backup copies of the data you saved earlier back to the Toshiba's hard drive. Re-install any programs you need, such as your software firewall or anti-virus tool.

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2. Restart the Toshiba Satellite laptop's operating system. Wait for the Toshiba logo to appear on the screen.

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  • Restart the Toshiba Satellite laptop's operating system. Wait for the Toshiba logo to appear on the screen.
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  • Press "1" or click "Restore Original Factory Image." Click "Yes." Select "Next" to begin the restoration process.
  • Restart the Toshiba laptop computer when the restoration process finishes running. Follow the prompts that appear on the screen to set up the laptop's date, time and language settings.
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