How to Restore a Toshiba A100

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How to Restore a Toshiba A100
Your computer's hard drive contains restoration files. (hard drive internals image by BigDog from Fotolia.com)

Restoring your Toshiba A100 series Satellite laptop will delete all files and programs not included with the original system. This is useful if your computer was attacked by malicious software, or you want to clean your computer before you sell, recycle or trade it in for a new model. Because the system restore removes or writes over all of your data, ensure you back up your hard drive before restoring the system. You will also need to reinstall any software you added to the computer, so ensure you have those discs or product activation codes handy for reinstallation.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Shut down your computer completely. Plug it into an outlet so the battery does not fail during the recovery process.

  2. 2

    Hold down the number "0" and turn on the computer. Release the "0" only after the computer turns on and the recovery screen appears.

  3. 3

    Locate "Restore original factory image" or the similar option on your Satellite model. Press the corresponding number for that selection on your keyboard (generally "1").

  4. 4

    Press "Enter" or click "Yes." The recovery utility will begin. Press a key when prompted to reboot the system after the recovery is complete, but do not press any keys or use the mouse until you are prompted.

Tips and warnings

  • If your hard drive restoration median does not work, contact Toshiba for recovery media discs.

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