Solved factory restore Toshiba Satellite with XP without disk

November 15, 2013 at 23:43:38
Specs: Windows XP
need instructions on doing a factory restore to my Toshiba Satellite A 105-A101..bought it used from a friend and it boots up until wallpaper comes up then nthing else. i dont have the recovery disks. they didnt come with

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November 17, 2013 at 08:55:07
http://www.ehow.com/how_6140934_rec...

which the routine is as per "HoppperRox" above…

Remember it will wipe the drive in the process; and (hopefully..) leave as was when first shipped/delivered… Which means any programmes etc. installed later will also have gone… (and any data/personal or other files too)!

Incidentally are you sure about the model number? There is no A 105 A101 on Toshiba support; but there is an A105-S101… Is your initial model info a mis-type (A and S being adjacent on the keyboard)?

This is the Toshiba support area for that model:

http://support.toshiba.com/support/...

Lots of "useful stuff" there...



#1
November 16, 2013 at 02:29:08
With most Toshiba laptops you (or the friend you bought it from) are supposed to make the recovery disc(s) when the laptop is working okay, using the Toshiba utility that's pre-installed.

You may be able to order a recovery CD for that model direct from Toshiba via this page:
https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/

However, it depends how old the laptop model is.


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#2
November 16, 2013 at 16:13:50
Tap F8 continuously immediately after powering up. If you get a menu select Safe Mode with Networking. If the desktop then arrives (it will look large) there is a fighting chance it can be fixed.

This query has nothing to do with Programming. I'll flag it up to be shifted to the XP forum.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#3
November 16, 2013 at 22:58:36
This may not apply to your model as I think it's pre 2007 but you can try it:

http://en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-...


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#4
November 17, 2013 at 06:01:03
If there is a recovery partition. Holding down the Zero key while powering up the laptop, and keep holding down for a few seconds....brings up the recovery partition on my toshiba.

To err is human but to really screw things up, you need a computer!


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November 17, 2013 at 08:55:07
✔ Best Answer
http://www.ehow.com/how_6140934_rec...

which the routine is as per "HoppperRox" above…

Remember it will wipe the drive in the process; and (hopefully..) leave as was when first shipped/delivered… Which means any programmes etc. installed later will also have gone… (and any data/personal or other files too)!

Incidentally are you sure about the model number? There is no A 105 A101 on Toshiba support; but there is an A105-S101… Is your initial model info a mis-type (A and S being adjacent on the keyboard)?

This is the Toshiba support area for that model:

http://support.toshiba.com/support/...

Lots of "useful stuff" there...


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#6
November 17, 2013 at 18:30:46
As is the link in my # 3.

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