toshiba factory restore for tecra m4

June 15, 2014 at 23:42:01
Specs: Windows XP
I tried pressing the "zero", F9, F10 but nothing seems to come up with the window to select factory restore.


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#1
June 16, 2014 at 02:27:30
http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_6915834_b...

Details the process... However... does Toshiba use the zero ( 0 ) - or do they use the key/letter ( o ) ?

The info in the above link seems to imply it's ther letter ( o ) not the number ( 0 ) or zero?


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#2
June 16, 2014 at 14:48:15
Have you seen this procedure:
http://www.ehow.com/how_7152098_res...

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
June 16, 2014 at 15:22:31
I have left a suggestion in the other post/thread to the moderators to delete "that" post and leave this one. This because "this" post/thread has more useful input than the other overall.

Also posted the following there in response to a query about whether or not this Toshiba came with "any disks...; and duplicate it here for completeness.

This vintage Toshiba more than likely came with a disk - either an actual full (probably but not definitely an OEM) version of the OS; or at least a recovery disk.

Full version disks stopped a little later than 2002 as I recall and recovery disks appeared. Then much later they too disappeared for the most part; and now one has to rely on the recovery partition on the HD; and/or make one's own recovery disk set. Often many pholks do not make the recovery disk set on receipt of the new system; even though all manufacturers strongly advise to make them! Instead they choose to rely on the recovery partition - which isn't "always" a good thing...


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#4
June 16, 2014 at 16:40:31
Tried this, but Repair Computer option screen does not pop up - goes directly to Windows XP. Thank you.

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#5
June 16, 2014 at 20:51:09
The boot-to-restore-partition by pressing and holding the 0 (zero) key while turning it on only applies to their products from about mid 2007 onward:

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

LIkely your XP tecra is older than that and doesn't have a restore partition. You'll either need to locate some recovery disks or do a fresh install with a regular XP installation disk.

If your XP is still working on it maybe you can just clean it up instead of starting over.


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#6
June 17, 2014 at 06:46:30
Yes, let us know what the problem is - maybe there is another way forward rather then going for factory restore (which loses everything).

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#7
June 17, 2014 at 22:30:08
Thanks DAVEINCAPS and Derek.

XP boots up just fine, but can't get on the internet. I was trying to clean up (delete) programs and may have deleted something I shouldn't have, so I thought it might be a simple matter to just go back to the factory restore, but apparently not so. : (


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#8
June 18, 2014 at 00:21:01
If it's a problem with the browser (IE or whatever) you can download a replacement or upgrade using the computer you're on now.

If it's a problem with your connecting hardware you may need to install drivers. Check in device manager and see if any problems with hardware show there.


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#9
June 18, 2014 at 03:18:07
You imply you can boot up OK at least...

If per chance you have any System Restore points set from times previous to your "clean up" routines... the via (Windows) Sysem Restore pick a date a wee bit earlier than your clean up date, and restore to that time? This of course presumes those System Restore points still exist (if ever they dd).

Windows System Restore does not fix anything - other than reset the system to an ealier date, so any problems current at that time will again be present. If System Restore works then you consider afresh what do re' cleaning and any other issuse?

Windows System Restore is not the same as factory restore/reset. The latter wipes the drive and resets it back to factory/delivery state - losing/deleting all your personal files, and any programmes you installed, as a consequence. Windows SR leaves it alone apart from resettingthe system to the selected date...

edited by trvlr to tidy up typos - which occurred when posting response via an ipad...

message edited by trvlr


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#10
June 18, 2014 at 08:42:16
Yes, system restore was what I had in mind too. Kinda assumed computer wouldn't boot so was considering the Safe Mode Command Prompt option. Fine, just run System Restore from Windows - beats going for Factory Restore and losing all your own stuff.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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