How to Use the Recovery Partition on a Toshiba Tecra M4

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How to Use the Recovery Partition on a Toshiba Tecra M4
Initiate the Toshiba Techra system recovery process from the keyboard. (computer keyboard image by forca from

The Tecra M4 is a business laptop by Toshiba. What's striking about this product is the monitor; it is built on a movable axis which allows the screen to move left, right, forwards and backwards. What's equally striking, but less visible, is the Tecra M4's built-in recovery partition that allows you to enter the system recovery process from start-up.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • USB stick

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  1. 1

    Insert the USB stick into a free USB port on your laptop. On the Tecra M4, the USB ports are located on the side and back.

  2. 2

    Select "Open Folder to View Files" from the dialogue box. This will open a folder for your USB stick.

  3. 3

    Click and drag all personal files and folders into the USB stick folder.

  4. 4

    Click start and "Shut Down" your laptop. Remove the USB stick and put it to one side.

  5. 5

    Start up your laptop, then press and hold down the "0" key on your keyboard. This will command your laptop to enter "tsystem" recovery options.

  6. 6

    Press "1" to recover your laptop to factory settings and select "Yes" to confirm. A message will appear to inform you when the process is complete.

  7. 7

    Press any key to restart your computer. Once you've gone through the set-up process, plug your USB stick in and restore your personal files and folders.

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